We are happy to confirm the following sessions, round tables and trainings for CHNT 27! The notification of speakers has already started and will be published continually.


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.

Chairs: Block-Berlitz Marco, Hendrik Rohland I Germany

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Chairs: Block-Berlitz Marco, Hendrik Rohland, Eleftheria Paliou I Germany

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Chairs: Giorgio Verdiani I Italy

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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

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

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

Innovative archaeological learning using Mixed Reality

Diana Miznazi, Fabian Stroth I Germany

Virtual Access and Digitization for Unreachable Sites (VADUS)

Sara Marino, Luca Gugliermetti, Franco Gugliermetti I Italy

Storytelling in 3D: Designing Interactive Digital Narratives

Susan Schreibman, Kelly Schoueri, Costas Papadopoulos I The Netherlands

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

Manuela Serando, Matteo Ventrella I Italy

The National Museum of Italian Emigration in Genoa

Maria Emanuela Oddo, Valentina Trimani, Peter Twinn I Italy

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Chairs: Lorenzo Ceccon I Italy

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Defining a Metaverse for the Cultural Heritage

Erica Cantaluppi, Lorenzo Ceccon I Italy

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Chairs: Hendrik Rohland, Irmela Herzog I Germany

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Chairs: Xaver Pfaffenbichler I Austria

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Chairs: Andreas Noback, Claudia Mächler, Clemens Brünenberg I Germany

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

Igor Piotr Bajena, Clemens Beck, Daniel Dworak I Germany

IDOVIR – Infrastructure for Documentation of Virtual Reconstructions

Markus Wacker, Wolfgang Stille, Marc Grellert I Germany

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

Using ICDD Containers for documentation data archives

Anne Göbels, Jakob Beetz I Germany

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Chairs: Nicolas Marine, Cecilia Arnaiz-Schmitz I Spain

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Machine learning as a tool for analysis of cultural ecosystem services in historic urban environments: Case of Jaffa, Israel

Komal Potdar, Kedar Dabhadkar I The Netherlands

Social media platforms and knowledge exchange. TRAHERE project as an instrument for the transmission of heritage culture.

Graziella Trovato

Urban Forest Twitting: Social media as more-than-human communication in Tokyo’s Rinshinomori Park

Diego Martín Sánchez, Noemí Gómez Lobo I Spain

Using Maxent to predict landscape interest: A case study in Madrid

Luis Santos-Cid I Spain

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Chairs: Kristine Tanton, Meredith Cohen I Canada

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The Architectural Drawings of Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral. A Digital Analysis of Thirteenth-Century Gothic Design

Stefaan Van Liefferinge, Michael Davis I USA

The Virtual Basilica of St. Paul in Rome as a Tool for Pedagogy and Cultural Heritage

Nicola Camerlenghi I USA

With the Eye of an Art Historian: visualizing the Medieval Abbey of Fleury in Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire (7th-12th century)

Maddalena Vaccaro I Italy

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Chairs: Ruth Tenschert, Paul Bellendorf I Germany, Claudiu Silvestru I Austria

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Investigation of damage risk on cultural heritage items in the climate chamber with non-destructive testing methods

Kristina Holl, Paul Bellendorf, Leander Pallas I Germany

Preventive conservation of historic structures and artefacts by intelli-gent wireless sensor networks

Markus Krueger, Helmut Pongratz, Thomas Mülleder, Patrick Lovric, Jan Willeke I Austria

Visualising complex dimensional changes of a wooden panel painting in Freising Cathedral

Leander Pallas, Kristina Holl, Paul Bellendorf I Germany

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Chairs: Martina Polig I Cyprus, Nadine Alpino I Germany

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Of Windows an Light

Lucas Cornelius, Timm Glätzer I Germany

Chairs: Jaap Evert Abrahamse, Erik Schmitz, Daniel Stracke I The Netherlands

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Between Public History and Academic Research. Towards a digital Historical Town Atlas

Niklas Alt I Germany

Cartographic image of city planning

Rafał Eysymontt I Poland

Exploring Historical Cities with the 4D Community Browser. Requirements of a Spatio-Temporal Research Tool

Heike Messemer, Jonas Bruschke, Sander Münster I Germany

How to define urban plot? Examples from developing the UrbanOnto ontology

Katarzyna Słomska-Przech, Michał Słomski I Poland

Then as now: clean water and dry feet. A historical town atlas as time machine for use in modern climate adaptation data analysis

Menne Kosian, Rowin van Lanen I The Netherlands

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Chairs: Helmut Schwaiger, Edeltraud Aspöck, Rebecca Bade, Pamela Fragnoli, Guntram Geser I Austria, Julian Richards I United Kingdom

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

Julian Richards

Toward standardised vocabularies for Norwegian archaeology

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

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Chairs: Soultana Zorpidou I Greece, Bert Brouwenstijn, Rob van Haarlem I The Netherlands

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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

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Round Table

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.

Chair: Anna Puhr I Austria

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

Rowin Van Lanen, Menne Kosian I The Netherlands

Merging GIS and BIM for Architectural Heritage

Tobias Haelke, Marius Weck, Robert Seuß I Germany

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Chairs: Alireza Ibrahimi I Canada, Zakaria Ahmadi I Afghanistan, Jin-ho Park I South Korea, Irmengard Mayer I Austria

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Chairs: Edeltraud Aspöck, Guntram Geser I Austria, Julian Richards I United Kingdom

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Chairs: Piotr Kuroczyński I Germany, Federico Fallavollita I Italy, Krzysztof Koszewski I Poland, Juan Antonio Barcelo Alvarez I Spain

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Chairs: Friedrich Schipper I Austria

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Chairs: Johannes Tintner I Austria

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Chair: Ulrike Herbig

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 round table 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
Birds-of-a-Feather Session

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.

Chairs: Ahmad Nasrolahi I Italy

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Advanced Cultural Heritage Training

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.

Chairs: Cecilie Smith-Christensen I Norway

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.

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