Programme CHNT28

All sessions, round tables and panels will also be streamed online. The workshops can be attended by on-site participants only.

Wednesday November 15th

Opening | 9:00am

Prof. Dr. Mag. Gerhard Schmid
Member of  the City Council and Parliament of the Federal Province of Vienna (Head of the City Council Committee for Culture and Science)

Dr. Eva Steigberger
Federal Monuments Authority Austria

Mag.a Ruth Pröckl
Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Public Service and Sport Austria

The moderator will be Mag. Wolfgang Börner

Keynote speech | 9:30am

Peter Rich | “EXPLORING one of NATURES innovative structural ORDERS”  (Download)

Opening Event at Planungswerkstatt | 7:30pm

Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Steger
City of Vienna, District Planning and Zoning

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Thursday November 16th

Keynote speech | 9:00am

Elisa Bonacini | “Digital Museums: the Gen Z perspective” (Download)

Mayor’s Cocktail | 7:30pm

Member of the City Council of Vienna

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Baatz
ICOMOS Austria
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Claudiu Silvestru
ICOMOS Austria Best Practice Award 2024

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Friday November 17th

Keynote speech

Deepika Murthy | “Emotions in Cultural Heritage – How culture influences olfactory sense, spaces and emotions?” (Download) 

Informal farewell at Gösserbräu | 7:30pm

Florian Sauerwein

District Councillor

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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.

  • Dealing with Disaster. Learning lessons from past catastrophes (Download)
    Jaap Evert Abrahamse, Erik Schmitz, Rowin Van Lanen | The Netherlands

    • Modern Times, Ancient Problems: Learning from the Issues and Policies of Urban Ionia – Ali Yuceyilmaz (Download)
    • Enhancing Community Resilience through Digital Heritage: Exploring Six Endangered Sites – Giulia Mezzalama & Rosa Tamborrino & Pelin Bolca (Download)
    • Understanding the native scales from the dismantling of Chettinadu mansions – Maniyarasan Rajendran & Sakthimurugan Rajendran (Download)
    • Role of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster-Resilient Cultural Heritage: Case of KUMID, Turkiye – Saadet Guner & Mahmut Aydin  (Download)
    • Integrating Cultural Natural Heritage and Disaster Risk Management with a Dynamic Approach and Learning from the Past – Mesut Dinler & Rosa Tamborrino  (Download)
    • Risk Management Through Camera-Based Remote Monitoring of an Excavator-Based Archaeological Fieldwork Project on a WW II Forced Labour Camp in Hanover, Germany – Daniela Kelm & Tabea Adam & Marleen de Kramer (Download)
    • Digital Preservation and Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage in the Aftermath of the Beirut Port Ex-plosion | Lessons from Collaborative Interdisciplinary Efforts and Digital Technologies – Nadine Panayot & Daniel Asmar  (Download)
    • And Then the Rain Began | Damage to archaeological sites in southeastern North Rhine-Westphalia during the 2021 flood disaster – Sebastian Sonntag  (Download)
  • FAIR reuse of archive data (Download)
    Stephen Stead | United Kingdom, Jane Jansen | Sweden

    • ADED – Sharing excavation documentation – Espen Uleberg & Hallvard Indgjerd & Steinar Kristensen & Magne Samdal  (Download)
    • True integration: moving from just finding archives to interpreting archaeological documentation utilising CRMarchaeo – Steven Stead (Download)
    • Colonial archive F.A.I.R.ytales – Petra Weschenfelder  (Download)
    • Information Integration of FAIR Data for New Discoveries of Past Mining Activities – Brigit Danthine & Gerals Hiebel & Julian Haas & Roman Lamprecht & Milena Peralta Friedburg & Manuel Scherer-Windisch (Download)
  • Heritage under climate change threat: Innovation, mitigation, adaptation and education for resilience (Download)
    Theodora Moutsiou, George Pavlidis CAA-GR CAA-GR | Greece

    • In Pursuit of Understanding Vulnerability: Assessing Cultural Heritage Risks from Climate Change and Natural Hazards. Are we Following the Right Path? – Apostolos Sarris & Maria Katiri & Enrico De Benedictis & Eleni Vallianatou & Victor Klinkenberg & Miltiadis Polidorou (Download)
    • Appraising cultural heritage values in a changing climate – George Halkos & Phoebe Koundouri 
    • Climate change as a threat for cultural heritage: learning from the past and protecting the future – Sophia Zoumbaki (Download)
    • Adaptative responses to climate change: Lessons from Mediterranean prehistory – Theodora Moutsiou 
    • CHA-lle-NGES in an upland rural landscape. Cultural responses to the impact of natural and anthropogenic risks on tangible and intangible CH features. – Emeri Farinetti & Sara Carallo (Download)
    • Climate Change Impact on endangered cultural heritage in Afghanistan – Tayebeh Nazarian & Asadullah Movahedi (Donwload)
    • Evaluating the ECITO Project: Assessing the effectiveness of Aug-mented Reality in bridging the gap between scientific data, public per-ception, and climate change concerns – Dorina Moullou & Lemonia Ragia 
    • Recording flood damage. Results from the “Flood Damage Register 2021” project on the archaeological heritage of the Rhineland region – Hannah Witte & Isabell Schmidt & Claudia Koppmann (Download)
    • Assessment of Impact due to 2022 Floods on Mohenjo Daro UNESCO World Heritage Site based on Satellite Imagery and Derived Mapping Products – Federico Zaina & Deodato Tapete & Muhammad Younis Khan & Sher Muhammad (Download)
    • Harnessing Digital Strategies for Resilient Heritage | Small Museums’ Response to the Climate Change Threat – George Pavlidis & Stella Markantonatou & Chairi Kiourt, Vasileios Sevetlidis & Vasileios Arampatzakis & Dimitrios Karamatskos & Helena Theodoropoulou & Kyriakos Pantoglou (Download)
    • SMARTMUS-E, managing energy in museums under climate change | The need of knowledge on materials degradation related to building hygrothermal behaviour – Paola Lucero Gomez & Karel Lemr & Susan-Diana Braovac & Linn Kristin Solheim & Kaja Kollandsrud & Silvia Salvini (Download)
    • Museum Pests and Climate Change in Austria – Parallel monitoring of fungi, insects and microclimate in historic collections to assess future risks of biodeterioration – Katharina Derksen & Peter Brimblecombe (Download)
  • Level Up: Gamification in Heritage (Download)
    Soultana Zorpidou | Greece, Elisabeth Monamy | Austria, Bert Brouwenstijn, Rob van Haarlem | The Netherlands

    • presents AquaMANN | < A new video game for the National Archaeological Museum of Naples - Maria Oddo & Napolitano Elisa & Caterina Serena Martucci & Angela Rita Vocciante & Annamaria Di Noia & Serena Venditto & Ludovico Solima  (Download)
    • Beyond Historical Narratives: Gaming as a Gateway to Cultural Heritage and Urban History of Turin – Rosa Tamborrino & Pelin Bolca  (Download)
    • Crafting digital shared heritage – case study on the qualities of Minecraft for youth engagement in heritage-based design – Andy Groenenboom & Bruno Andrade  (Download)
    • Game design and Digital Cultural heritage- Results of an applied approach within a university community – Konstantina Siountri & Vasiliki Tsiftsian  (Download)
    • Spatially Enhancing Historic Image Artifacts in Cultural Heritage with Machine Learning in WebXR | Style Transfer and Monocular Depth Estimation for Cultural Heritage Storytelling – Michael Zöllner & Jan Gemeinhardt & Marina Mörtel & Celina Jahn (Download)
    • Sustainable Traditional Arab Dwellings in VR: The Educational Virtual Model of Sheikh Isa House, Bahrain – Eiman Elgewely & Thomas Tucker & Todd Ogle & David Hicks (Download)
    • The battle for Doetinchem | The possibilities of gamification in archaeological research – Rob van Haarlem & Davy Kastelein  (Download)
    • The Value of Gaming in Heritage Interpretation: Lessons Learned from the Rising Above Project – Angelia Payne & Kimball Erdman (Download)
    • Using the power of Collective Intelligence (CI) to identify new archaeology (and having fun doing it!) – Edward Jones & Natalie McGowan  (Download)
    • Visual identities: Costumes of Prehistoric and Antique Societies as manifested in Popular Media – Karina Grömer & Kayleigh Saunderson  (Download)
  • New and Innovative Approaches in Education for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (Download)
    Ulrike Herbig | Austria

    • Collaborative building archaeology – New approaches in teaching digital documentation and analysis of cultural heritage – Lukas Stampfer & Eva Kodzoman
    • Meeting the Demands of Mexico’s New Cultural Heritage Protection Law | Advocating for a Paradigm Shift in Academic Training – Sandra L. Lopez Varela & Christopher D. Dore & Terry H. Klein (Download)
    • Past Knowledge is a Training for the Future | A New Course for Heritage Professionals to Position the Past as Base for Future Developments – Menne Kosian
    • Preserving Syrian Cultural Diversity and Identity | Digital Techniques for Cultural Heritage Preservation Education – Dana Alnafouri (Download)
    • The Castle of the Counts of Acerra: a new technological focus on local culture and its educational potential | Culture and technology as a driver for the renaissance of territories and knowledge centres – Guila Sperandeo & Adele Magnelli & Aurelio Destile
  • PhD/ Master Session (Download)
    Nadine Alpino, | Germany, Jaap Evert Abrahamse | The Netherlands

    • 3D modelling and Visual Documentation Methods: Showcasing Neolithic Art from Turkey – Dana Al-Nafouri
    • Integrating Material Formations in Digital Models of Architectural Ornaments: A Process-Based Approach to Documenting Anatolian Stone Carvings – Begüm Hamzaoglu & Mine Ozkar (Download)
    • The redesign of two incomplete interwar buildings: 32 & 34 Egnatia Str.: Restoration and reuse of Eclecticist buildings in Thessaloniki – Smaro Katsangelou, Maria Dousi (Download)
    • A flood risk assessment of Indus civilization sites in Gujarat, India, using Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) and Geographic Information System (GIS) – Haritha Kadapa (Download)
    • The Global Positioning System in the Local Cultural Heritage Mediation – Veronika Nirnbergová (Download)
    • Challenges in Urban Archaeology in Tbilisi (Gudiashvili Square as a source of Medieval Ages Urbanism) – Tatia Butsuradze (Download)
  • Post-Disaster Recovery and Disaster Risk Management in Ancient Times (Download)
    Laura Pecchioli | Germany

    • Lessons learned? The conversion of the Ostian forum in Hadrianic times | Traces of catastrophe resilience measurements in the construction of the main forum and the so-called Capitolium – Johannes Trockels (Download)
    • Learning from the timber construction tradition in South-East Asia for a history of disaster vulnerability and resilience practice – Laura Pecchioli & Yulianto P. Prihatmaji (Download)
    • Priene, an Aegean monumental disaster | Digital approaches to the Doric Stoa and the Theatre lost evidence – Elisabetta Caterina Giovannini & Giorgio Verdiani & Vieri Cardinali (Download)
    • Responses to Disasters in Ancient Rome: The Case of Sporting Infrastructures – David Arthur Holmes (Download)
    • The survey for the documentation of stratified instability: preliminary results from the archaeoseismological analysis of the historic centre of Siena – Andrea Arrighetti & Raffaella Leporini & Marco Repole  (Download)
    • The Theodosius Forum in Constantinople | A modern first report about the neglected remains of an ancient disaster – Giorgio Verdiani & Alessandro Camiz (Download)
    • Tracking evidence on seismic damage by nonlinear numerical simulations for dating in archaeological contexts – Michele Betti & Barbara Pintucchi & Laura Pecchioli (Download)
    • Disaster Area Excavation Department Model For Cultural Assets: Disaster Archeology Documentation – Alpaslan Kozucuoglu (Download)
  • Resource or Extravagance? – How can 3D Heritage Data be (made) sustainable (Download)
    Hendrik Rohland, Michael Bommhardt-Richter | Germany

    • Integrating HBIM for preventive conservation: A case study of Porta Maggiore in Rome – Jiayao Jiang & Izadora Araujo Amaral (Download)
    • Exploring the Integration of Artificial Intelligence in H-BIM for Modern Heritage Documentation: The Case Study of Toyota Tower in Dubai – Abeer Abu Raed & Uta Pottgiesser & Wido Quist (Download)
    • Pedestal 3D | Sustainable storage of 3D data – Rob van Haarlem & Michael Rampe 
    • Designing point cloud-based datasets of processed stone surfaces for bridging knowledge through robotics and neural networks – Begüm Hamzaoglu & Johannes Braumann (Download)
  • Revisting theoretical framework of computer-based modeling and visualization of architectural cultural heritage (Download)
    Krzysztof Koszewski | Poland, Fabrizio Apollonio | Itlay, Piotr Kuroczynski | Germany

    • Daylight availability in a Pompeian insula | A quantitative and qualitative assessment – Lars Oliver Grobe & Claudia Mächler & Juan Manuel Monteoliva Peralta & Andreas Noback 
    • Digital 3D Reconstruction and Visualisation of Architectural Cultural Heritage  – Review of definitions, terminology and requirements. – Igor Piotr Bajena & Piotr Kuroczyński (Download)
    • Documentation and Plausibility of Virtual Reconstructions | Establishing a culture of documentation with IDOVIR – Markus Wacker & Marc Grellert & Jonas Bruschke & Wolfgang Stille & Daniel Beck (Download)
    • Quantifying Uncertainty of Hypothetical 3D Reconstruction – Federico Fallavollita & Fabrizio Ivan Apollonio & Riccardo Foschi
    • Terminological Study for Scientific Hypothetical 3D Reconstruction – Federico Fallavollita & Fabrizio Ivan Apollonio & Riccardo Foschi & Irene Cazzaro
    • Historical Roofs as a Resource | Towards an automated roof cadastre for Lower Saxony’s monuments – Christoph Palmen & Yahya Ghassoun (Download)

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.

  • About conservation and climate change (Download)
    Nouralhuda Farhan Alsoukhni | Saudi-Arabia

    • Digitizing archaeological finds using 3D imaging. Challenges and future prospects (The Royal Commission for Al-Ula as  Form A) – Muath Al-Mashwkhi & Muhammed Al-Otaibi (Download) 
    • An overview of the effects of climate change on heritage properties in Nigeria and strategies for prevention and abatement – Makinde Olakunde (Download)
    • About conservation and climate change – Nouralhuda Farhan Alsoukhni
  • Climate-change related Transformation and Effects of cultural tourism at Heritage Sites (Download)
    Matthias Ripp | Germany

    • Cultural Heritage and Circular Business Models – Christer Gustafsson
    • A framework for Resilient Cultural heritage – Manal Ginzarly (Download)
    • Beyond Adaptation: Applying the Principles of the new ICOMOS International Cultural Heritage Tourism to address the longer-term impacts of climate change – Fergus T. Maclaren (Download)
    • Activating Nature-based Solutions within Urban Heritage: Navigating opposition and consensus for the future of historic cities and their users – Zachary Jones (Download)
    • Cultural landscapes under the threat of tourism and climate change: lessons from Europe – Cristina Garzillo & Antonia Gravagnuolo (Download)
    • The heritage buildings and artifacts: Elisabeth farm – Jonni Ekdahl (Download) 
  • Computer-based simulations as a tool in historical research – state of the art and future perspective (Download)
    Leif Scheuermann | Germany

    • Reconstruction of ancient waterways – Max Fiederling (Download)
    • Reconstruction of Roman road networks – Christian Beck (Download)
    • Simulation of historical Transport – A theoretical approximation – Leif Scheuermann (Download
  • Cultural Heritage Data: Challenges, Dilemmas and Opportunities (Download)
    Bryan Lintott | Norway, Gai Jorayev | United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Jurn Buisman | The Netherlands

    • Beyond Tradition in Archaeological Research: Confluence of Old Technologies and New Ideas – Apostolos Sarris & Nektaria Chetzogiannaki (Download)
    • “Hidden Gems”: Reviving Accessibility in Discarded Mass Finds – Susanne Lamm & Björk Kosir & Anna Zelenka (Download)
    • The ANCHISE project in search of data: situation and strategies – Marino Ficco & Véronique Chankowski (Download)
    • The King’s Chamber, a reflection on multimodal data reuse and publication – Alexis Pantos (Download)
  • No Cradle of Filth – Zero Data Waste through the 5Rs in Austrian Digital Archaeology? (Download)
    Dominik Hagmann, Franziska Reiner, Christian Gugl | Austria

    • Circular economy! | Strategies for Data Management and Usage in ZMWS/UWK & LSNÖ – Martin Baer & Jakob Maurer (Download)
    • From Paper to Data | Bringing old archives up to date – Eva Steigberger (Download)
    • No Cradle of Filth | Reflections on Achieving Zero Data Waste through the 5Rs in Austrian Digital Archaeology – Dominik Hagmann & Franziska Reiner & Christian Gugl (Download)
    • Sustainable Applications for Sustainable Data at the Austrian Archaeological Institute – Helmut Schwaiger & Karl Burkhart & Micheline Welte
    • You win some, you lose some: minimising data waste from the per-spective of the ARCHE repository – Seta Stuhec & Martina Trognitz
  • Reimagining Cultural Heritage: The Role Of Extremist Ideology And Its Intersection With Technology (Download)
    Helidth Ravenholm | France

    • Contesting heritage: when does heritage become reimagined or contested? – Helidth Ravenholm (Download)
    • Loss of Identity and Changing Meanings – Intangible Heritage and Extremist groups – Carole Reid (Download)

PANEL (P): (no abstract required)
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.

  • Climate change and cultural heritage – new ways for the long-term and sustainable preservation of our tangible heritage (Download)
    Kristina Holl, Paul Bellendorf, Franziska Prell | Germany

    • Dr. Johanna Leissner
    • Prof. Dr. Chiara Bertolin
  • Cultural Heritage Actions to Refine Training, Education and Roles (CHARTER) – Erasmus + Project (Download)
    Wolfgang Baatz | Austria, Lluis Bonet Agusti | Spain, Martina DeLuca | Italy, Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio | Spain
  • Towards digital world heritage stewardship? (Download)
    Benjamin Ducke | Germany

    • Ernst Woller – First President of the Vienna State Parliament
    • Benjamin Ducke – German Archaeological Institute Berlin – IT Director
    • Ulrike Herbig – ICOMOS Austria / TU Wien
    • Bernd Paulowitz – Managing Director – Association World Heritage Management Cultural Landscape Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut
    • Peter Dorninger – 4D-IT / ICOMOS Austria
    • Constantin Staus-Rausch – Blueshield Österreich  / Next Generation Historic Houses Austria
    • Irmengard Mayer – Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Public Service and Sport Austria
    • Rune Bjerkestrand – CEO of PIQL Norway

Moderated by John Herzog, Board of the Austrian Journalists’ Club

  • The usage and provision of cultural heritage data in the City of Vienna (Download)
    Xaver Pfaffenbichler | Austria

    • PlanningTwin | Visualizing the future of Vienna – Hubert Lehner & Sara Lena Kordasch (Download)
    • Exploring and preserving Vienna’s cultural heritage by using digital tools – Evelyne Luef & Julian Traut
    • Vienna Digital – and further Austrian Governmental Geoservices – Jörg Wolfgang (Download)
    • Urban planning and cultural heritage – Application of urban planning tools using Schönbrunn as an example – Daniela Kecht (Download)

WORKSHOP (W): (no abstract required -Information on registration and location follows)
These hands-on workshops present state-of-the-art methods and technologies and can be practiced by all participants of CHNT28. The duration depends on the type of training.
The first and the second workshop can only be attended on-site. The third workshop about 3D Digital Literacy can also be attendes online. All workshops are free of charge for conference participants.
Please register for the workshops by E-mail to: (Subject: Registration Workshop).

  • CRMarcheo Workshop: A stepping stone to fair practice (Download)
    Stephen Stead | United Kingdom, Jane Jansen | Sweden

    When: Thursday, November 16 | 9.30 am – 16.30 pm
    Where: Wiener Planungswerkstatt (Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 9, 1010 Wien)
    on-site only

  • How to connect heritage and public through digital storytelling (Download)
    Elisa Bonacini | Italy

    When: Friday, November 17 | 9.30 am – 12.30 noon
    Where: The Natural History Museum Vienna (Burgring 7, 1010 Wien)
    on-site only

  • 3D Digital Literacy: Digital Cultural Heritage as Resource in Education and Research (Download)
    Igor Bajena & Piotr Kuroczyński & Marc Grellert & Markus Wacker & Jonas Bruschke & Daniel Beck | Germany

    When: Friday, November 17 | 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
    Where: Wiener Planungswerkstatt (Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 9, 1010 Wien)
    on-site & online


This is a thematically “open” call for posters, films or software applications, but must be within the framework of the conference. 

All the authors are invited to give a short presentation (max. 2 minutes) of their project in which max.  30 seconds of the film can be shown.
This year the participants will honor the best presentation as one of the highlights of the conference. Criterias will be:
  • innovation
  • creativity
  • board impact / public awarness

Please register for the digital creative award by filling in this form.


  • Ur-recycling: Sustainable use of resources and recycling in prehistoric times – Helena Seidl da Fonseca & Karina Grömer, Fiona Leipold & Cyril Dworsky & Zora Mund & Mia Schwacz (Download)
  • The Secret Excavation – Andreea Ion CojoCaru (Download)
  • The Lost Pathway – Andreea Ion CojoCaru (Download)
  • The Experience Impact Compass – Andreas Bonde Hansen (Download)

Short film:

  • The story of a devastating earthquake – Alpaslan Hamdi Kuzucuoglu (Download)


  • Buddhist Architecture in the Western Himalayas | 3D Laser scanning of remote temple sites (Expedition 2022) – Peter Bauer & Helmut Woschitz (Download)
  • 3D Reconstruction of a Greek Archaic Lekane. Possibilities of a Modern Way of Vessel Restoration – Brigit Danthine & Hadwiga Schörner & Teresa Wagner (Download)
  • NANOBINDER – combining hydraulic binders and nanolime to create modular consolidants for the conservation of stone and mortar – Constanze Roth (Download)

Publication formats for the Proceedings of CHNT 28 I 2023

Presenters and session chairs who participated in CHNT 28 have the possibility to publish their contributions in the proceedings of the conference.  From 2019 on, the proceedings of the Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies are being published as an e-book series on propylaeum, the information service for the classics in Heidelberg. The book and all of its papers will be available permanently with persistent identifiers (doi). The papers or the whole book will be available there in open access under a creative commons license. There are two formats for publishing in the proceedings: Papers (for Session contributions) and short papers (for Session and Round Tables contributions).

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