We are happy to confirm the following sessions, round tables and trainings for CHNT 27!

Download the timetable here (Status: November 8, 2022).

Thursday, November 10

Location: Wappensaal I Vienna City Hall

08:40 – 09:10 I Opening

Mag. Ruth PRÖCKL | BMKÖS Austria
Dr. Christoph BAZIL | President of the Monumentum Board Austria, Federal Monuments Authority Austria

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Ulrike HERBIG | CHNT-ICOMOS Austria
Mag. Wolfgang BÖRNER | CHNT-ICOMOS Austria

09:10 – 09:40 I 1st Keynote Protecting cultural heritage in times of climate change – a European perspective”

Dr. Johanna LEISSNER | Scientific Representative for Fraunhofer Institute Germany

09:40 – 13:40 | Contents to Digital. Digital to Contents (S)

Chairs: Giorgio VERDIANI | Italy
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1. Virtual Access and Digitization for Unreachable Sites (VADUS)

Sara Marino, Luca Gugliermetti, Franco Gugliermetti I Italy

2. From massive lasergrammetry to accurate and rational digital models, the case of the “Dado Arnolfiano” in Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

Francesca Meli, Giorgio Verdiani, Marco Tanganelli I Italy

3. Sense: Art without Barriers – How Technologies can enhance art fruition

Manuela Serando, Matteo Ventrella I Italy

4. Innovative archaeological learning using Mixed Reality

Diana Miznazi, Fabian Stroth I Germany

5. Machine Learning Approach on AI Painter: Chinese Traditional Painting Classification and Creation

Kaiqi Qiu, Yingxi Tang, Feiru Wang I China

6. The Raphael’s School of Athens immersive experience. A VR digital movie for Cultural Heritage

Paolo Clini, Renato Angeloni, Mirco D’Alessio I Italy

7. Engagement with classical archaeology through producing a digital edition of the 1844 General Description of Sir John Soane’s Museum

Claire Frampton I United Kingdom

8. The National Museum of Italian Emigration in Genoa

Maria Emanuela Oddo, Valentina Trimani, Peter Twinn I Italy

9. Old and new virtualization, innovative approaches to digital integrations for the sacred hill of St. Vivaldo, Montaione, Italy

Rocco Di Mattia, Ylenia Ricci, Andrea Pasquali I Italy

10. Storytelling in 3D: Designing Interactive Digital Narratives

Susan Schreibman, Kelly Schoueri, Costas Papadopoulos I The Netherlands

11. MiRA – Mixed Reality as a shared experience in the museum space

Viktor Malakuczi, Miriam Saviano, Teodora IvkovI, Lorenzo Imbesi I Italy

12. The Portal of Amateur Collaborators and Register of Individual Finds (AMCR-PAS)

Olga Lečbychová, Petr Pajdla, David Novák I Czech Republic

14:20 – 14:40 | Sponsored Presentation: The detail of scanning and the preservation options – Indian culture heritage example
Ladislav Hodinka I CEO Piql CEE, Ladislav Dedik

14:40 – 19:00 | 3D-Technology in Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Documentation, Research and Management (S)

Chairs: Marco BLOCK-BERLITZ, Hendrik ROHLAND | Germany
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1. Staying 3D with HBIM? A three-dimensional processing of data from large historic building complexes

Ilka Viehmann, Ulrich Weferling I Germany

2. A Dynamo workflow for the recognition of an HBIM model’s architectural period

Konstantina Siountri, Elias Sakellaris, Christos Nikolaos Anagnostopoulos I Greece

3. Visual-Archaeo3D: Towards semi-autonomous graph-based videogrammetric reconstruction pipeline as web service

Marco Block-Berlitz, Dustin Heyer, Patrick Creutzburg, Lukas André Suthe, Paul Werner, Michael Bommhardt-Richter, Rohland Hendrik, Benjamin Ducke, Tim Kaiser, Christian Clemen I Germany

4. Erzbergwerk Rammelsberg (Goslar, Germany): Development of a 3-D model-based database as a tool for documentation, research, and conservation of a complex UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ulrich Knufinke, Sebastian Hoyer, Yahya Ghassoun I Germany

5. Georeferencing archaeological underwater documentation using a redesigned GPS radio buoy

Michael Bommhardt-Richter, Thomas-David Griedel, Marco Block-Berlitz I Germany

6. The roman basilicas – Digital documentation, analysis and communication

Alfonso Ippolito, Martina Attenni, Carlo Bianchini, Marika Griffo, Carlo Inglese I Italy

7. 3D-printing for Cultural Heritage. Structural Recovery and Monitoring Applications of Architectural and Decorative Elements

Valentina Tomei, Maura Imbimbo, Sonia Marfia I Italy

8. 3D Technologies for Protection and Exposition of Authenticity of Historic Building

Sławomir Rosolski, Aleksandra Kamyszek, Adam Siejkowski I Poland

9. A virtuous example of digital reconstructive modelling

Jacopo Bono I Italy

10. Of Gaps and Continuity: Diachronic Digital Narrative of Dennys Lascelles Wool store, Geelong

Md Mizanur Rashid, Chin Koi Khoo, Surabhi Pancholi I Australia

11. The drawing of Old Ashkelon. A cross analysis of historical sources and architectural surveys.

Laura Aiello, Novella Lecci I Italy

12. Virtual connections between archaeology and stage design Fragments of ancient time in the ‘Marble Odyssey’ case study

Francesca Porfiri, Luca J. Senatore I Italy

Location: Top 319 I Vienna City Hall

09:40 – 11:00 | Digital evolutions of the City of Vienna (S)

Chairs: Xaver PFAFFENBICHLER | Austria
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1. (Open) Data in the City of Vienna

Franz Xaver Pfaffenbichler I Austria

2. WienBot – the digital assistant of the City of Vienna

Sindre Wimberger I Austria

3. BRISE – Digital Construction Methods

Jasmin Huber | Austria

11:20 – 13:20 | Planning history and urban heritage. Historical towns atlases as a tool for research, heritage management and participation (S)

Chairs: Jaap Evert ABRAHAMSE, Erik SCHMITZ, Daniel STRACKE | The Netherlands
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14:00 – 16:40 | Heritage Landscapes in the Age of Social Media (S)

Chairs: Nicolas MARINE, Cecilia ARNAIZ-SCHMITZ | Spain
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Unfortunately, this panel had to be cancelled.

17:00 – 18:20 | World Heritage Management – Challenges, Potentials and Conflicts (P)

Chair: Ulrike HERBIG | Austria

The year 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the ratification of the UNESCO WH Convention and the protection of World Heritage Sites seems to be at a crossroads. While awareness of the value of universal Cultural Heritage has raised considerably and the number of sites enlisted at UNESCO has been growing steadily, so has the pressure under which global Cultural Heritage has found itself. It is often forgotten that by inscribing a site on the World Heritage List, a state commits itself to conserving and protecting its site. Even the WH Committee itself has difficulties in following its own rules which often result in ill-advised procedures that thread sites (IUCN 2019). Challenges further derive from the needs of various stakeholders, or the livelihood pressures of inhabitants who may have diverse cultural, economic, and social backgrounds.

Still, there is an active process of rethinking the policies to protect Cultural Heritage in general, taking place within and between political institutions, scientific communities and civic society around the world. Interdisciplinary work between different fields as well as broad awareness-raising among the public and in politics could be one the keys to success. A regular exchange in the national as well as international context can be a potential to benefit from each other and to learn how other responsible persons deal with conflicts.

For this reason, a panel will be initiated within the framework of the 27th Conference on Cultural Heritage and New technologies and will offer time and space for joint discussion and exchange. The format is primarily addressed to site managers in Austria and neighbouring countries. However, we are also looking forward to reaching people responsible for (World) Heritage sites from all over the world or to interesting contributions on the handling and management of cultural sites. In the discussion we want to find out what challenges will arise in practice in the coming years and what tools and resources will be needed to overcome them.

#site management #local #protection

Location: Wiener Planungswerkstatt I Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 9, 1010 Vienna

10:00 – 12:00 | Afghanistan – Scientists, Data Gathering, and Knowledge Transfer (RT)

Chairs: Alireza IBRAHIMI | Canada, Zakaria AHMADI | Afghanistan, Jin-ho PARK | South Korea, Irmengard MAYER | Austria
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Location: Bundesdenkmalamt / Federal Monuments Authority Austria Ahnensaal I Hofburg, 1010 Vienna

10:00-13:00 | Next Generation of Challenges for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention (P)

Chairs: Ulrike HERBIG | Austria

During a panel, a format that focuses on the discussion of current topics in the field and on short presentations, we want to talk together about the challenges, potentials and conflicts in World Heritage management and exchange ideas. What needs to be taken into consideration when implementing the Convention? What needs to be done differently than in the last 50 years and what new tools and instruments are needed in managing a new site?

These and other questions will be discussed at the panel together with scientists on site and online. The location for this panel could not be better than the Ahnensaal of the Federal Monuments Authority Austria.

Panel Participants:

Soehardi Hartono I President ICOMOS Indonesia (online)

Nisa Uajy I Vice Presdient ICOMOS Indonesia (online)

Wijayanto Punto I Vice Presdient ICOMOS Indonesia (online)

Prima Dona Hapsari I Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta (on-site)

Danang Febriyantoko I Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta (on-site)

Bambang Pramono I Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta (on-site)

Caroline Jäger-Klein I ICOMOS Asutria (on-site)

Doris Grandits I ICOMOS Austria (on-site)

We are especially looking forward to welcoming colleagues from Indonesia!


14:00 – 17:00 | Digitales Gedächtnis in Österreich (RT)

Chairs: Johannes TINTNER | Austria
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19:30-22:00 I Opening Event (Wiener Planungswerkstatt)

DI Dr. Bernhard Steger | MA21 A – Stadtteilplanung und Flächenwidmung

Lina Karner, BSc. | CHNT-ICOMOS Austria

We would like to thank OPEN ARCHAEOLOGY for sponsoring the opening event.

Friday, November 11

Location: Wappensaal I Vienna City Hall

08:30 – 09:00 I 2nd Keynote “Joined Up Thinking: The challenges of large scale data integration”

Prof. Julian RICHARDS | Department of Archaeology, University of York, United Kingdom

09:00 – 13:00 | Preservation of cultural heritage data: challenges and opportunities during the life cycle of archaeological data (S)

Chairs: Edeltraud ASPÖCK, Guntram GESER | Austria, Julian RICHARDS | United Kingdom
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1. ARIADNE infrastructure: Benefits and requirements of data providers

Guntram Geser I Austria

2. Toward standardised vocabularies for Norwegian archaeology

Espen Uleberg, Mieko Matsumoto, Alexis Pantos, Letizia Bonelli I Norway

3. The ARIADNE Mortuary Data Application Profile

Edeltraud Aspöck, Achille Felicetti, Maria Theodoridou I Austria

4. Integrating data on early medieval graves: Mapping the THANADOS database to the ARIADNE infrastructure with the ARIADNEplus Mortuary Data Application Profile

Edeltraud Aspöck, Stefan Eichert, Richards Nina I Austria


5. Following the Thread: Integrating SORAN’s Dataset Into ARIADNEplus

Yuichi Takata, Peter Yanase I Japan

6. The Aggregation of ROAD Data in the ARIADNE Pipeline: Pitfalls and Successes

Andrew W. Kandel, Zara Kanaeva, Miriam N. Haidle I Germany


7. Aggregating coin find data to the ARIADNE+ portal. Challenges of a specialist domain

David Wigg-Wolf, Anna-Lisa Pfeiffer, Karsten Tolle I Germany

8. Cypriot archaeology in the ARIADNE Portal: the aggregation of the Cypriot Medieval Coins and the Cypriot inscriptions’ collections

Valentina Vassallo I Cyprus

9. Prehistoric Mining Data for ARIADNE

Gerald Hiebel, Brigit Danthine, Manuel Scherer-Windisch I Austria


10. Joining It All Up: New research questions combining site and artefact data in ARIADNE

Julian Richards I United Kingdom

11. Preserving Heritage through Publishing Archives

Elizabeth Fentress, Stéphanie Satre, Agnès Tricoche I United Kingdom

12. ARIADNEplus project: the Ottoman heritage in Dobruja, Romania

Radu-Alexandru Dragoman, Tiberiu Vasilescu, Iulian Bîrzescu I Romania


14:00 – 16:40 | Digital approaches towards analysing and presenting spatial data in archaeology (S)

Chairs: Eleftheria PALIOU, Irmela HERZOG, Marco BLOCK-BERLITZ, Hendrik ROHLAND | Germany
Abstract (Advances in Computational Archaeology): Download
Abstract (Digital approaches for identifying, documenting, and reconstructing linear archaeological and past landscape features): Download

This session was merged from these two sessions.

17:00 – 18:00 | Poster Session

Chairs: Peter DORNINGER | Austria

1. Constructions of collective knowledge as a pedagogical resource in childhood. A look at RWYC Latin America

Fabiola Colmenero FONSECA, Kevin Alexander Echeverry BUCURÚ, Diana María Blanco RAMíREZ | Spain

2. Digital dissemination to support the rebirth of a neglected built heritage, the case of the St. Augustine complex in Fabriano, Italy

Margherita SOLDAINI Alexia CHARALAMBOUS, Giorgio VERDIANI | Italy

3. An innovative multi-analytical approach for the characterization of Iron-gall inks

Salvatore CATERINO, Federica CAPPA, Claudia CRESTINI| Italy

4. Digital technologies for neglected spaces preservation

Sofia SAPUCCI, Ylenia RICCI Andrea PAQUALI | Italy

5. Investigating an automatic segmentation and classification of archaeological magnetic features through Artificial Intelligence (AI) Techniques.

Ilias-Marios SARRIS, Dimitris CHALKIADAKIS, Apostolos SARRIS | Greece

6. ArcheoTales

 Michael ANRANTER | Austria

7. How does History taste like? A closer look on food archaeology

Elisabeth MONAMY | Austria

8. Chances to preserve GDR buildings for the next generation | Serial manufactured MLK-steel buildings – Record and analyse

Annkathrin HEINRICH | Germany

9. A Comparison of Selected Photogrammetric Techniques for Creating 3D Models of Cultural Objects with Specular Surface

Andrea CHRISTOVA | Slovakia/Greece

10. Gudiashvili Square- A model of Urban Archaeology

Tatia BUTSURADZE | Georgia

11. 3D Visualisation Digitisation of Natural Monuments (ViDiNa) A combination of photogrammetry and georadar as an assessment basis in the evaluation of inter- ventions in natural and archaeological monuments

Franz Eschner | Austria

12. Using Modern Technology to Conserve Human Indigenous Knowledge

Najmeh Hassas | Poland

13. Erzbergwerk Rammelsberg (Goslar, Germany): Development of a 3-D model-based database as a tool for documentation, research, and conservation of a complex UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ulrich Knufinke I Germany

14. Online platforms as tools for authentic collaboration in the ICH of displaced peoples

Isabel Thomas | UK/ Austria

15. PlusIQ – Agri Photovoltaics: Integration as a Path to the Plus-Energy-Quarters

Ulrike Herbig | Austria

Location: Top 319 I Vienna City Hall

09:00 – 13:00 | Cultural Heritage and the Metaverse: Linking the Cyber and the Physical to protect and share Cultural Heritage (S)

Chairs: Lorenzo CECCON | Italy
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1. The potential of reverse engineered physical models – Digital twins as an innovative method for technical and cultural heritages

Benjamin Schmid, Baris Wenzel, Christiane Weber I Austria

2. Multimodal Digitization Concepts for Acoustic Cultural Heritages

Dominik Ukolov I Germany

3. Digital Twins for the conservation of cultural heritage

Alexander Kulik, Norman Hallermann, Constanze Roth I Germany

4. AR and VR Enabled Live Recording of Archaeological Underwater Sites

Thomas-David Griedel, Michael Bommhardt-Richter, Lukas André Suthe, Marco Block-Berlitz I Germany

5. VRexhibition: A Virtual Reality experience in an exhibition at the municipal Art Gallery of Chania, Crete

Dania Panagiota, Helena Theodoropoulou, Anna Karagianni I Greece

6. Promoting Crafts and Cultural Heritage of the Himalayan State of Uttarakhand, India: Designing a Mobile Application to Visualise Applications of Crafts in Interior Spaces, leading to e-Commerce

Smriti Saraswat, Sakshi Pandey, Harsha Verma, Utkarsha Kulkarni, Gaurav Raheja I India

7. Experiencing Immersive Landscape Transformation at Stonehenge: The Application of Free-to-roam Virtual Reality to Communicating Scheme Impacts in Relation to the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down (Stonehenge) Scheme

Chris Moore, Toby Pettinger I United Kingdom

8. At the intersection of performance, the archive and the digital: a review of a collaboration between Digital Curation and Performance postgraduate students

Richard Higgs I South Africa

9. Strategy for Cultural Resistance

Sajjad Gheytasi I Iran

10. Defining a Metaverse for the Cultural Heritage

Erica Cantaluppi, Lorenzo Ceccon I Italy

11. Summer overheating mitigation in urban areas of rich cultural heritage: The Smart and Urban Tree Approach

Ulrich PONT, Magdalena WÖLZL, Peter SCHOBER, Sigrun SWOBODA, Peter BAUER | Austria

14:00 – 15:00 | Exhibitor Presentations

15:00 – 16:00 | Computer-based Visualisation of Architectural Cultural Heritage in Education – Defining standards, methodology and implementation of courses in higher education sector (RT)

Chairs: Piotr KUROCZYŃSKI | Germany, Fabrizio Ivan APOLLONIO, Federico FALLAVOLLITA | Italy, Krzysztof KOSZEWSKI | Poland
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1. From the Critical Digital Model to the Master Model

Fabrizio Ivan Apollonio, Federico Fallavollita, Riccardo Foschi | Italy

2. Scientific Reference Model – A methodological approach in hypothetical 3D reconstruction of architecture

Piotr Kuroczyński, Igor Piotr Bajena, Irene Cazarro | Germany/Italy

3. The De Jonge Wiki for Building Research – A Semantic Database used in Academic Education

Frieder Leipold I Belgium

16:20 – 18:00 | Meeting of the Working Group “Digitale 3D-Rekonstruktion”

Chairs: Piotr KUROCZYŃSKI, Sander MÜNSTER, Jan LUTTEROTH | Germany

Discussion on the methodology and standardisation of digital source-based  3D reconstruction following the Round Table “Computer-based Visualisation of Architectural Cultural Heritage in Education”

Location: Wiener Planungswerkstatt I Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 9, 1010 Vienna

10:40 – 13:00 | Applying VMAST in transformative visitor management (T)

Chairs: Cecilie SMITH-CHRISTENSEN | Norway

It is possible to participate in this training as an on-site and online participant of the conference. On-site participants need a laptop and headphones. The “Wiener Planungswerkstatt! is available as a room for on-site participation.

This training will introduce and provide training on the use of the World Heritage Visitor Management Assessment & Strategy Tool (VMAST) – the newest addition to the UNESCO World Heritage Sustainable Tourism Toolkit. VMAST is developed as a voluntary self-assessment and strategy development tool assisting World Heritage site management authorities improve visitor management for the protection of heritage values while localising the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The training will follow the methodology set out through World Heritage Catalysis and draw upon practical experiences across World Heritage sites already making use of VMAST. You will also learn about supporting resources and get access to the emerging community of practice applying VMAST in transformative tourism.

To get the most out of this workshop we recommend registering in advance. By registering for the training before 6.11.2022 you will receive onboarding support in advance so you can actively engage with the tool on a temporary access account during the training. Participants not registering in advance can still attend the session but will not have access to VMAST unless already signed up with an account. VMAST is freely available to all World Heritage sites through the UNESCO World Heritage Sustainable Tourism Programme and to everyone else against a small hosting fee.

To sign up with a permanent VMAST account please click here.

#VMAST #World Heritage #visitor management

14:00 – 18:00 | Arbeitstreffen der ICOMOS AG Kultur & Recht

Chair: Manfred MATZKA | Austria

Please note: This meeting will be in German!

Aktuelle Rechtsfragen zur UNESCO-Welterbekonvention

Das Fünfzigjahrjubiläum der UNESCO-Welterbekonvention ist nicht nur Anlass für allgemeine Betrachtungen zum Zustand des Welterbeschutzes in Österreich, sondern lädt ein, konkrete aktuelle Fragen zu stellen. Die rechtliche Umsetzung der Konvention auf Bundesebene, insbesondere das Potential, das eine Denkmalschutzgesetz-Novelle hier bietet, wurden bereits eingehend beleuchtet. Dabei wurde klar, dass im Rahmen der Zuständigkeit der Länder und Kommunen, insbesondere im Planungsrecht, juristischer Handlungsbedarf besteht. Und die EU-Initiativen zum Klimaschutz, vor allem die jetzt anrollende große Welle an (baulichen) Investitionen für alternative Energieproduktion und die Ertüchtigung von Altbauten, werfen eine Reihe von Rechtsfragen auf.

Auf der Grundlage kurzer Impulsreferate wird über diese aktuellen und für die kommenden Jahre höchst praxisrelevanten Rechtsfragen diskutiert.


Die Umsetzung der Konvention im Planungsrecht der Länder

DI Gilbert Pomaroli

Die Umsetzung der Konvention in den Gemeinden

Prof. Johann Hornyik

Welterbekonvention und Energiesparinvestitionen, insbes. Photovoltaik-Anlagen

Dr. Günter Dinhobl


Location: Bundesdenkmalamt / Federal Monuments Authority Austria Ahnensaal I Hofburg, 1010 Vienna


09:40 – 10:40 | Cultural Property Protection: Currents in Law and Law Enforcement (RT)

Chairs: Friedrich SCHIPPER | Austria
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1. The role of Police in the Protection of Cultural Property

Anita Gach I Austria

2. Protection of Cultural Goods in Austria

Ulrike Emberger I Austria

3. Protection of cultural goods in Austria – legal framework

Hannah Leodolter | Austria

4. The role of Customs in the Protection of Cultural Property

Gerhard Marosi | Austria

14:00 – 16:00 | A European Data Space for Cultural Heritage: Closing the gap. (RT)

Chair: Anna PUHR, Florian LEITNER | Austria
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1. HERIS – The Heritage Information System of the Austrian Federal Monuments Authority

Rene Ployer, Christoph Hütterer, Florian Leitner I Austria

2. Merging GIS and BIM for Architectural Heritage

Tobias Haelke, Marius Weck, Robert Seuß I Germany

3. Digital, and then what? An integrated data framework for sustainable heritage management in dynamic landscapes

Rowin Van Lanen, Menne Kosian I The Netherlands

4. Action Group ECHO – an introduction

Jurn Buisman I The Netherlands

Location: Department of Numismatics and Monetary History I Franz-Klein-Gasse 1, 1190 Vienna

14:00 – 18:00 | Digital Collections and the Presentation of Cultural Heritage: The Dialectic Relation of Informative Knowledge and Storytelling in Digital Curation (T)

Chairs: Talila YAHIEL, Shani ZIV, Mor HAIMOVITZ | Israel, Marc Philip WAHL, David WEIDGENANNT, Barbara Pavlek LÖBL | Austria

It is only possible to participate in this training as an on-site participant.

In the last couple of years great progress has been made in transferring cultural heritage collections to the semantic web by carefully designing large, interconnected digital databases. Despite their flexibility and availability, the potential to use these digital collections in education and exhibitions has not yet been fully explored.

Here are the main questions that we would like to discuss:

  1. How can we use the existing resources to create engaging interactive experiences that would still adequately represent cultural heritage and communicate current research insights?
  2. How could these new digital tools be successfully integrated in exhibitions and guided tours without losing focus on physical collections?

This workshop aims to stimulate a discussion on these topics by bringing together researchers and professionals who work with physical and digital collections of historical objects, are engaging in the development and implementation of digital tools for education, or create semantic databases for the cultural sector.

The focus of this workshop will be on numismatic collections. Numismatics already makes use of digital tools and standards for digitization of coin collections around the world. Although small and often overlooked, coins are extremely interesting objects with colourful biographies, spanning long distances and different uses and meanings on their way from the mint to their current place in a collection. Connecting past and present, coins tell stories about trade, value, trust, social conventions, prosperity and inequality, rise and fall of states and dynasties, power and political propaganda, but also about art, religion, and gender equality.

In this workshop we will address the concept of digital interactive challenges and propose some solutions by combining pedagogical approaches and experience-based learning concept developed by the Wandering Team.

Participants are invited to explore some activities prepared by the organisers on their mobile devices. Based on these examples, participants will have an opportunity to develop and present their own ideas for similar interactive challenges individually or in small groups. This practical part will be focused on the physical and digital collection of the Department of Numismatics and Monetary History at the University of Vienna, but participants are encouraged to discuss their own experiences and projects as well.

Due to its practical nature, the workshop is offered only to on-site participants. To ensure you will get most of this workshop, we kindly ask you to register until 4th of November 2022, and fill out a short pre-workshop questionnaire on your interests and expectations at this link.


Time: Friday 11th of November, 14:00 – 17:00
Place: Seminar Room of the Department of Numismatics and Monetary History, Franz-Klein-Gasse 1

Target group: students, researchers and professionals working with physical and digital collections of historical objects, and/or developing digital tools and solutions for education in museums, on cultural heritage sites, or in classrooms

Maximum number of participants: 25


19:30-22:30 I Mayor’s Cocktail (Wiener Rathauskeller)

Mag. Wolfgang Börner | City of Vienna & CHNT-ICOMOS Austria

a.o. Univ.Prof. DI Dr. Caroline Jäger Klein | ICOMOS Austria

We look forward to a short statement from Ladislav Hodinka (CEO, Piql CEE).

Saturday, November 12

Location: Wappensaal I Vienna City Hall

09:00 – 09:30 | 3rd Keynote: “Documenting cultural heritage for sustainable heritage management”

Febriyanti Suryaningsih | Executive Director Pusat Dokumentasi Arsitektur Indonesia (Center for Architecture Documentation of Indonesia)

09:30 – 11:20 | Intersections of Art History and Cultural Heritage from Digital Approaches (S)

Chairs: Kristine TANTON, Meredith COHEN | Canada
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11:40 – 12:40 | Sponsored Keynote: “Yorescape: What It Is and How You Can Use It.”

Bernard FRISCHER | Flyover Zone, USA

13:40 – 15:20 | Ndt-technologies in Cultural Heritage Restoration/Conservation and enhancements to present and future demands in Historical Building Technologies (S)

Chairs: Ruth TENSCHERT, Paul BELLENDORF | Germany, Claudiu SILVESTRU | Austria
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15:20 – 17:40 | PhD/Master Session (S)

Chairs: Martina POLIG | Cyprus, Nadine ALPINO | Luxembourg
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This session is exclusively for PhD/Master students. Students under 27 years of age who only give a presentation at the PhD/Master session will be invited by the committee. Students over 27 years of age who are only presenting at the PhD/Master session may purchase a student speaker ticket.

1. New approaches to unveil biodeterioration processes applied to petroglyphs sites in Israel and Austria

Laura Rabbachin I Austria

2. Cultural landscape of Northern Syria in the memories of locals in the displacement

Mahmoud Barakat I Austria

3. Valuing Inner Lands: Participatory mapping of cultural landscapes for sustainable tourism development in inner Campania

Kalinca Susin I Italy

4. HBIM Process Standardization. Accurate data integration and classification guidelines for preservation of cultural heritage and architectural intervention

Karol Argasiński I Poland, Piotr Kuroczyński I Germany

5. Chances to preserve GDR buildings for the next generation | Serial manufactured MLK-steel buildings – Record and analyse

Annkathrin Heinrich, Antonia Zöllner, Volker Mende I Germany

6. Of Windows and Light

Lucas Cornelius, Timm Glätzer I Germany

17:20 – 18:00 | App Presentation

1. Visualising and Promoting Applications of Crafts of the Himalayan State of Uttarakhand (India) in Interior Architecture through a Mobile App

Smriti Saraswat, Sakshi Pandey and Rajeev Meena I India

2. kARtka z Synagogą / postcARd with a Synagogue

Piotr Kuroczyński, Daniel Dworak I Germany

3. ArcheoTales. Experiencing Archaeology in a Digital and Playful Way

Michael Anranter I Austria

4. Beyondarts CMS-Content Management System for creating multimedia WebApps and native Apps

Gerhard Sindelar I Austria

5. MAINZ App – City Mainz in the Middle Ages

Piotr Kuroczyński, Philipp Meier I Germany

6. Monumente 3D (Festung Hohentwiel)

Principal: Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg, Author: Frithjof Schwartz | Germany

18:00 – 18:30 | Award Ceremony

  • Best Poster Award
  • Best Student Paper Award
  • Best App Award

18:30 – 19:00 I Closing

Location: Top 319 I Vienna City Hall

09:40 – 12:40 | Preserving cultural heritage through gamification (S)

Chairs: Soultana ZORPIDOU I Greece, Bert BROUWENSTIJN, Rob VAN HAARLEM | The Netherlands, Elisabeth MONAMY, Sigrid PETER | Austria
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1. ArcheoTales. Experiencing Archaeology in a Digital and Playful Way

Julia Gamper, Michael Anranter, Thomas Stollenwerk I Austria 

2. CULTURGAME – The Italian research project on applied games for cultural heritage and scientific dissemination

Ludovico Solima, Antonio Novellino, Maria Emanuela Oddo I Italy

3. Next-gen learning: historical accuracy and contributions to archaeology. The case of ‘Monte Grappa’ map in Battlefield 1

Veronica Venco, Stefano Pedersoli, Giovanni Azzalin, Marcello Atzeni, Luigi Magnini, I Italy

4. Serious Games and Mixed Reality for Promoting and Preserving Cultural Heritage in Mountain Villages of Western Macedonia

Georgios Lappas, Amalia Triantaafillidou, Alexandros Kleftodimos I Greece

5. The digital Age of Sail: Gamification of maritime heritage

Ab Hoving, Tomas Schuurbiers, Merel van den Hoek I The Netherlands

6. Time Odyssey: An archaeological journey using digital storytelling

Mor Haimovitz, Shani Ziv I Israel

7. Digitization – for Games and for Cultural heritage

Ladislav Dedik, Peter Nemcovic | Slovakia

8. The importance of visual digital representations for school teaching

Elisabeth Monamy, Sigrid Peter I Austria

13:40 – 16:20 | FAIR 3D data in cultural heritage: quality, metadata, applications and repositories (S)

Chairs: Andreas NOBACK, Claudia MÄCHLER, Clemens BRÜNENBERG I Germany
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1. Results of a photogrammetric building survey as an example for FAIR 3D data

Claudia Mächler, Andreas Noback I Germany

2. DFG 3D-Viewer. Development of an infrastructure for digital 3D reconstructions

Igor Piotr Bajena, Daniel Dworak, Piotr Kuroczyński, Clemens Beck, Sander Münster I Germany

3. IDOVIR – Infrastructure for Documentation of Virtual Reconstructions

Markus Wacker, Wolfgang Stille, Marc Grellert I Germany

4. Iterative development of a FOSS tool chain for collaborative annotation and semantic enrichment of 3D models

Ina Blümel, Paul Duchesne, Lukas Günther, Lozana Rossenova, Zoe Schubert, Lucia Sohmen, Richard Vock I Germany

5. Using ICDD Containers for documentation data archives

Anne Göbels, Jakob Beetz I Germany

6. Defining optimised frameworks for cultural heritage documentation in developing regions

Maniyarasan Rajendran, Sakthi Murugan Rajendran I India

7. Towards an inclusive re-use of FAIR cultural heritage data

Petra Weschenfelder, Florian Wiencek I Austria

8. The D-TECH project – Digital Twin Environment for Cultural Heritage

Marco Canciani, Giovanna Spadafora, Mauro Saccone, Carla Masetti, Arturo Gallia, Marialuisa Mongelli, Beatrice Calosso, Marco Puccin I Italy

19:30 – 22:30 | Informal Farewell  (Restaurant Blunznstricker, 1160 Vienna, Ottakringerstraße 71)

Welcome: DI BezR a.D., OSR i.R., Löffler Roland | City Council Ottakring

(Invitation for the first drink by the district council Ottakring, everything else must be paid by the participant)


Sessions are the place to present current research towards the application of technologies in research, management and presentation of cultural heritage. They usually consist of a series of lectures of max. 20 minutes. The contributions can be published as papers or short papers in the proceedings.

The focus of the round tables is more on discussion on current topics in the field, furthered by short talks on the topic of about 5 to 10 minutes, that can be published as short papers in the proceedings.

This new format is intended as a platform for a more informal exchange on specific applications and special interest topics in the field. There are no formal requirements for the contributions to these sessions. The chairs of sessions, round tables, and birds-of-a-feather-sessions are invited to publish a summary of their session or round table as a paper or short paper in the proceedings.

The advanced cultural heritage trainings are hands-on workshops, where state-of-the-art methods and technologies are showcased and can be practiced by all participants. The duration is about 2-3 hours.

A panel is used to give short inputs and to discuss and share experiences on an interdisciplinary basis. On the basis of one or two keynote speeches, different statements are introduced into the panel.