The conference will be preceded by a 1 day workshop (10.09.18) devoted to practical aspects of the use of lasers in conservation/restoration The biennial LACONA conference gathers together researchers, conservators and conservation scientists, companies, architects, decision-makers and experts in laser-based techniques for the conservation of cultural heritage to share their latest projects and experiences. Accounts (both case studies and scientific reports) devoted to applications of coherent light in the restoration and examination of works of art and cultural heritage monuments are welcomed.