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.

Thursday, November 10

Location: Wappensaal I Vienna City Hall

08:40 – 09:10 I Opening

09:10 – 09:40 I 1st Keynote

09:40 – 13:20

Chairs: Giorgio Verdiani I Italy

Session Abstract (Download)

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

Innovative archaeological learning using Mixed Reality

Diana Miznazi, Fabian Stroth I Germany

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

Kaiqi Qiu, Yingxi Tang, Feiru Wang I China

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

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

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

Manuela Serando, Matteo Ventrella 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

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

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

Virtual Access and Digitization for Unreachable Sites (VADUS)

Sara Marino, Luca Gugliermetti, Franco Gugliermetti I Italy

(not yet completed)

14:00 – 18:00

Chairs: Block-Berlitz Marco, Hendrik Rohland I Germany

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

Maura Imbimbo, Sonia Marfia I Italy

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

Sławomir Rosolski, Aleksandra Kamyszek, Adam Siejkowski I Poland

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

Konstantina Siountri, Elias Sakellaris, Christos Nikolaos Anagnostopoulos I Greece

A virtuous example of digital reconstructive modelling

Jacopo Bono I Italy

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

Georeferencing archaeological underwater documentation using a redesigned GPS radio buoy

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

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

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

Staying 3D with HBIM? A three-dimensional processing of data from large historic building complexes

Ilka Viehmann, Ulrich Weferling I Germany

The roman basilicas – Digital documentation, analysis and communication

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

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

(not yet completed)

Location: Top 319 I Vienna City Hall

09:40 – 11:00

Chairs: Xaver Pfaffenbichler I Austria

Session Abstract (Download)

(not yet completed)

11:20 – 13:20

14:00 – 16:40

Chairs: Nicolas Marine, Cecilia Arnaiz-Schmitz I Spain

Session Abstract (Download)

Assessing the impact of heritage-making: the SoPHIA Model

Michela Marchiori, Mauro Baioni, Annalisa Cicerchia, Paola Demartini, Lucia Marchegiani, Flavia MARUCCI I Italy

Cultural Tourism in the Age of Social Media – Cases of Roman Heritage in Spain

Eirini Tsakiri, Afroditi Kamara I Greece

How to build a story around cultural heritage (The ISTER – Approach)

Torsten Beck, Susanne Dahm I Austria

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

(not yet completed)

16:40 – 18:00

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

09:40 – 11:00

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

Round Table Abstract (Download)

Documentation of Cultural Heritage of Traditional and Modern Architecture in Kabul

Tayebeh Nazarian, Asadullah Movahedi I Afghanistan

Using the method of collecting behavioural patterns of citizens in the his-torical axis of Timur_Shahi in Kabul city to increase the synomorphy be-tween the physical space and the behaviour

Masoud Hamraei I Afghanistan

(not yet completed)

11:20 – 12:00

Chairs: Ahmad Nasrolahi I Italy

Birds-of-a-Feather Session Abstract (Download)

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

14:00 – 17:00

Chairs: Johannes Tintner I Austria

Round Table Abstract (Download)

Digitale Arche

Manfred Gruber I Austria

Polishing CROWN – Datenmodellierung der Wiener Reichskrone

Christopher Pollin I Austria

SUCHO (Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online)

Sebastian Majstorovic I Austria

Visualisierung von kulturellen Sammlungen

Florian Windhager I Austria

(not yet completed)

Friday, November 11

Location: Wappensaal I Vienna City Hall

08:30 – 09:00 I 2nd Keynote

09:00 – 13:00

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

Session Abstract (Download)

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

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

ARIADNE infrastructure: Benefits and requirements of data providers

Guntram Geser I Austria

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

Valentina Vassallo I Cyprus

Following the Thread: Integrating SORAN’s Dataset Into ARIADNEplus

Yuichi Takata, Peter Yanase I Japan

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

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

Julian Richards

Prehistoric Mining Data for ARIADNE

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

The ARIADNE Mortuary Data Application Profile

Edeltraud Aspöck, Achille Felicetti, Maria Theodoridou I Austria

Toward standardised vocabularies for Norwegian archaeology

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

(not yet completed)

14:00 – 16:00

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

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Defining optimised frameworks for cultural heritage documentation in developing regions

Maniyarasan Rajendran, Sakthi Murugan Rajendran I India

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

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

Results of a photogrammetric building survey as an example for FAIR 3D data

Claudia Mächler, Andreas Noback I Germany

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

Towards an inclusive re-use of FAIR cultural heritage data

Petra Weschenfelder, Florian Wiencek I Austria

Using ICDD Containers for documentation data archives

Anne Göbels, Jakob Beetz I Germany

(not yet completed)

16:20 – 18:00

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

This session was merged from the following two sessions:

  • Advances in Computational Archaeology | Session Abstract (Download) [no longer current]
  • Digital approaches for identifying, documenting, and reconstructing linear archaeological and past landscape features | Session Abstract (Download) [no longer current]

“A GIS-based spatial analysis approach to study the topography of Phocis (Central Greece) during the Early and Middle Byzantine period (4th-12th c. A.D.)”

Nektaria Chetzogiannaki, Apostolos Sarris I Greece

Archaeology at the Danube – Using non-invasive ground and aerial prospection methods to document prehistoric settlement traces at the Bisamberg near Vienna, Austria

Franziska Reiner, Jakob Gallistl, Katharina Reby-Salisbury I Austria

Discovering the Urbanity of Nomad Mongolia. Using Locational Modelling and Deep Learning for Space-Borne Large-Scale Survey

Tom Carl Grenda, Hendrik Rohland, Marco Block-Berlitz I Germany

(not yet completed)

Location: Top 319 I Vienna City Hall

09:00 – 13:00

Chairs: Lorenzo Ceccon I Italy

Session Abstract (Download)

Defining a Metaverse for the Cultural Heritage

Erica Cantaluppi, Lorenzo Ceccon I Italy

Digital Twins for the conservation of cultural heritage

Alexander Kulik, Norman Hallermann, Constanze Roth I Germany

Multimodal Digitization Concepts for Acoustic Cultural Heritages

Dominik Ukolov I Germany

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

(not yet completed)

14:00 – 15:00 I Exhibitor Presentations

15:00 – 16:00

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

Round Table Abstract (Download)

From the Critical Digital Model to the Master Model

Fabrizio Ivan Apollonio, Federico Fallavollita, Riccardo Foschi | Italy

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

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

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

Frieder Leipold I Belgium

16:20 – 18:00

Chairs: Piotr Kuroczyński, Sander Münster, Jan Lutteroth, I 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 – 14:00

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.

#VMAST #World Heritage #visitor management
Location: Bundesdenkmalamt / Federal Monuments Authority Austria Ahnensaal I Hofburg, 1010 Vienna

09:40 – 10:40

Chairs: Friedrich Schipper I Austria

Round Table Abstract (Download)

Protection of Cultural Goods in Austria

Ulrike Emberger, Austria

The role of Police in the Protection of Cultural Property

Anita Gach, Austria

(not yet completed)

14:00 – 16:00

Chair: Anna Puhr, Florian Leitner I Austria

Round Table Abstract (Download)

Action Group ECHO – an introduction

Jurn Buisman I The Netherlands

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

(not yet completed)

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

14:00 – 18:00

Chairs: Talila Yahiel, Shani Ziv, Mor Haimovitz I Israel, Marc Philip Wahl, David Weidgenannt, Barbara Pavlek Löbl I Austria

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 (to reach from the City Hall:

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


Saturday, November 12

Location: Wappensaal I Vienna City Hall

09:30 – 11:20

11:40 – 12:40 I Sponsored Keynote

13:40 – 15:40

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

Session Abstract (Download)

Energy efficiency within historic buildings: a Mumbai based study of occupant comfort and energy mapping

Kimaya Keluskar, Sanaeya Vandrewala I India

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

(not yet completed)

16:00 – 17:40

Chairs: Martina Polig I Cyprus, Nadine Alpino I Germany

Session Abstract (Download)

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

Mahmoud Barakat I Austria

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

Laura Rabbachin I Austria

Of Windows an Light

Lucas Cornelius, Timm Glätzer I Germany

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

Kalinca Susin I Italy

(not yet completed)

17:40 – 18:20

Best Poster Award

Best Student Paper Award

Best App Award

18:20 – 18:40 I Closing

Location: Top 319 I Vienna City Hall

09:40 – 12:40

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

Session Abstract (Download)

ArcheoTales. Experiencing Archaeology in a Digital and Playful Way

Julia Gamper, Michael Anranter, Thomas Stollenwerk I Austra 

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

Ludovico Solima, Antonio Novellino, Maria Emanuela Oddo I Italy

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

The digital Age of Sail: Gamification of maritime heritage

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

Time Odyssey: An archaeological journey using digital storytelling

Mor Haimovitz, Shani Ziv I Israel

(not yet completed)

13:40 – 15:40

Chairs: Peter Dorninger I Austria

(not yet completed)

16:00 – 17:40

Chairs: Isabel Grace Thomas | Austria/United Kingdom 

Online interaction with heritage offers the opportunity for diasporic communities to engage with art, music and stories that send one back to another time or place, and can generate new, authentic connections digitally to combat the potential alienation of displacement. In projects that are participatory, people can be the owners and producers of their own intangible heritage, and may be encouraged to understand the value, or even therapeutic role, of memories and stories.  

At this round table, the UK grassroots organization Qisetna will present their work – the use of written, audiovisual and communication media as tools to invite people in or from Syria to record and preserve their cultural heritage – and the work of similar organizations in Europe, and invites short presentations that address related themes. As an independent organization run by volunteers with limited resources, and often involving people in conflict areas, incorporating new technologies is a challenge. However, Qisetna is working with the University of East London to provide a repository of Syrian intangible cultural heritage for their archives, ensuring that heritage is preserved for civic use as well as research. 

The discussion aims to tackle issues such as the therapeutic role of heritage and archiving projects, reaching a diaspora online and sensitivity when dealing with the heritage of people in precarious conditions, and invites short papers that can contribute to this discussion. The round table will therefore be an opportunity to discuss and share knowledge about how to approach heritage preservation with humanity, through communication, collaboration, and the development of authentic relationships with the custodians of ICH. 

Artists, researchers, and heritage practitioners are brought together for short presentations and discussion combined with performances, for a critical but uplifting demonstration of the need for meaningful, respectful and collaborative approaches to safeguarding heritage at risk. 

#archiving #collective memory #networks #displacement #storytelling 


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.