Programme CHNT28

Wednesday November 15th

Thursday November 16th

Friday November 17th

The accepted papers will gradually be made available here for downloading.

The various formats are:

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.

  • AI for CH: Enabling a paradigm shift in the era of climate change? Artificial Intelligence for Monitoring, Analyzing, and Reacting to the Climate Change impact on Cultural Heritage (Download)
    Lorenzo Ceccon, Daniele Villa | Italy
  • Dealing with Disaster. Learning lessons from past catastrophes (Download)
    Jaap Evert Abrahamse, Erik Schmitz, Rowin Van Lanen | The Netherlands

    • 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
    • Integrating Cultural Natural Heritage and Disaster Risk Management with a Dynamic Approach and Learning from the Past – Mesut Dinler
  • 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
    • True integration: moving from just finding archives to interpreting archaeological documentation utilising CRMarchaeo – Steven Stead & Jane Jansen
    • 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
  • Heritage under climate change threat: Innovation, mitigation, adaptation and education for resilience (Download)
    CAA-GR CAA-GR | Greece

    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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
    • Climate Change Impact on endangered cultural heritage in Afghanistan – Tayebeh Nazarian & Asadullah Movahedi (Donwload)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • Climate change as a threat for cultural heritage: learning from the past and protecting the future – Sophia Zoumbaki
  • Level Up: Gamification in Heritage (Download)
    Soultana Zorpidou | Greece, Elisabeth Monamy | Austria, Bert Brouwenstijn, Rob van Haarlem | The Netherland

    • Beyond Historical Narratives: Gaming as a Gateway to Cultural Heritage and Urban History of Turin – Rosa Tamborrino & Pelin Bolca
    • Crafting digital shared heritage – case study on the qualities of Minecraft for youth engagement in heritage-based design – Andy Groenenboom & Bruno Andrade
    • 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
    • Game design and Digital Cultural heritage- Results of an applied approach within a university community – Konstantina Siountri & Vasiliki Tsiftsian
    • 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
    • Sustainable Traditional Arab Dwellings in VR: The Educational Virtual Model of Sheikh Isa House, Bahrain – Eiman Elgewely
    • The battle for Doetinchem | The possibilities of gamification in archaeological research – Rob van Haarlem & Davy Kastelein
    • The Value of Gaming in Heritage Interpretation: Lessons Learned from the Rising Above Project – Angelia Payne & Kimball Erdman
    • Using the power of Collective Intelligence (CI) to identify new archaeology (and having fun doing it!) – Edward Jones & Natalie McGowan
    • Visual identities: Costumes of Prehistoric and Antique Societies as manifested in Popular Media – Karina Grömer & Kayleigh Saunderson
  • 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
    • 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)
    • Meeting the Demands of Mexico’s New Cultural Heritage Protection Law. Advocating for a Paradigm Shift in Academic Training – Sandra L. López Varela & Christopher D. Dore & Terry H. Klein
    • 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, Martina Polig | Germany

    • A flood risk assessment of Indus civilization sites in Gujarat, India, using Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) and Geographic Information System (GIS) – Haritha Kadapa
    • Redesign of two incomplete interwar buildings: 32 & 34 Egnatia Str.: Restoration and reuse of Eclecticist buildings in Thessaloniki – Smaro Katsangelou, Maria Dousi
    • The Global Positioning System in the Local Cultural Heritage Mediation – Veronika Nirnbergová 
  • 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)
    • Priene, an Aegean monumental disaster | Digital approaches to the Doric Stoa and the Theatre lost evidence – Elisabetta Caterina Giovannini (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
    • 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)
  • 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 Amara
    • 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
  • 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
    • Documentation and Plausibility of Virtual Reconstructions | Establishing a culture of documentation with IDOVIR – Markus Wacker & Marc Grellert & Jonas Bruschke & Wolfgang Stille & Daniel Beck
    • 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

The Poster Session is a thematically open call, only limited by the scope of the CHNT. The work will be presented as a poster during the entire conference and the authors are invited to give a short presentation (max. 3 Minutes) of their project.

  • CHNT Poster Session
    Peter Dorninger | Austria

    • A flood risk assessment of Indus civilization sites in Gujarat, India, using Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) and Geographic Information System (GIS) – Haritha Kadapa
    • Buddhist Architecture in the Western Himalayas | 3D Laser scanning of remote temple sites (Expedition 2022) – Peter Bauer & Helmut Woschitz
    • Multi-hazard vulnerability for historical centers – Elena Bosi & Claudio Chesi

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
  • Climate-change related Transformation and Effects of cultural tourism at Heritage Sites (Download)
    Matthias Ripp | Germany
  • 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
    • Reconstruction of Roman road networks – Christian Beck
    • Simulation of historical Transport – A theoretical approximation – Leif Scheuermann
  • 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
    • The ANCHISE project in search of data: situation and strategies – Marino Ficco & Véronique Chankowski
    • The King’s Chamber, a reflection on multimodal data reuse and publication – Alexis Pantos
  • 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
    • From Paper to Data | Bringing old archives up to date – Eva Steigberger
    • No Cradle of Filth | Reflections on Achieving Zero Data Waste through the 5Rs in Austrian Digital Archaeology – Dominik Hagmann & Franziska Reiner & Christian Gugl
    • 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

    • Reimagining Cultural Heritage : The Role Of Extremist Ideology And Its Intersection With Technology – Helidth Ravenholm

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 Bellendort, Ruth Tenschert | Germany
  • 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
  • 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
    • Exploring and preserving Vienna’s cultural heritage by using digital tools – Evelyne Luef & Julian Traut

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 on-site. The duration depends on the type of training.
The workshops can only be attended on-site and 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)

  • 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)


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.

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).