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Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021



Wappensaal | 8:00am – 09:00am 


(Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlicher Dienst und Sport)

(Technical University Vienna | “CHNT – ICOMOS Austria”)

Wolfgang BÖRNER
(Museen der Stadt Wien – Stadtarchaeologie | “CHNT – ICOMOS Austria”)

Keynote 1

Wappensaal | 9:30am – 10:00am 


Would Digital Technologies allow the Conservation of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of World Heritage Properties in apost-pandemic time?



Wappensaal | 10:20am – 12:40pm / 2:00pm – 03:00pm 

World Heritage Management and New Technologies
Chairs: Ulrike HERBIG, Austria | Bernd PAULOWITZ, Germany

Jaap Evert  ABRAHAMSE | Erik SCHMITZ, The Netherlands
‘Venice of the North’? Ten Years of World Heritage in the Amsterdam Canal District: An Exploration of Effects

Rowin VAN LANEN | Menne KOSIAN | Roy VAN BEEK, The Netherlands
A sustainable future for world heritage? The need for more integrated approaches in heritage management

Kristina HOLL | Leander PALLAS | Paul BELLENDORF, Germany
Structured light scanning as a monitoring method to investigate dimensional changes due to climatic changes on cultural heritage

Francesca ADESSO | Emanuela FARESIN | Giuseppe SALEMI, Italy
A combination of 3D data to reconstruct the archaeological features: 3D models of the burials of the necropolis of Piovego (PD, Italy)

Paola SCONZO | Francesca SIMI | Andrea TITOLO, Germany
The submerged archaeological sites of the Mosul Dam Reservoir. Evaluating emergence patterns with a new cost-efficient tool

Stefano BERTOCCI | Federico CIOLI | Andrea LUMINI, Italy
Virtual reconstruction and 3D modeling for the auralization of acoustic Heritage: the case study of the Teatro del Maggio in Florence

ISTER ConnectIng hiSTorical Danube rEgions Roman routes

Holly WRIGHT | Karie GREEN, UK
Challenges and opportunities for virtual archaeological data stewardship

Tayebeh NAZARIAN | Asadullah MOVAHEDI, Afghanistan
Architectural Design Solutions in the Historical Residential Context Adjacent to the Cultural Landscape of Bamiyan Buddha Statues

Ahmad NASROLAHI | Cristina GENA | Vito MESSINA | Samet EJAREI, Italy
Participatory Monitoring in Cultural Heritage Conservation Case Study: The Landscape Zone of the Bisotun World Heritage Site


TOP 319 | 10:20am – 12:20pm 

Cultural Heritage and the Semantic Web: Capture of Rich Semantic Data 
Chairs: Piotr KUROCZYŃSKI, Germany | Stephen STEAD, UK

Igor BAJENA | Fabrizio Ivan APOLLONIO, Italy | Piotr KUROCZYŃSKI | Sander MÜNSTER, Germany
Metadata scheme for 3D models How to capture the source-based 3D reconstruction of Cultural Heritage?

Slawomir BRZEZICKI, Germany
Standard Dehio – On the Way from a Printed Handbook to a Knowledge Infrastructure on Art and Architectural Objects

Donal COOPER | Fabrizio NEVOLA | Luca BRUNKE | Chiara CAPULLI, UK
Documenting and disseminating a Florentine church in 3D: Critical Reflections on a Case Study

Leonhard SALZER | Tobias ARERA-RÜTENIK | Alexander STENZER, Germany
Semantic topologies for complex medieval buildings and their annotation

Andreas NOBACK, Germany
Photogrammetric 3D digitisation of models from an architectural collection


TOP 319 | 02:00pm – 03:00pm 

Cultural Heritage and the Semantic Web: Exploitation of rich Semantic Data
Chair: Lorenzo CECCON, Italy

Nikolaos MYRIDIS, Greece
Digital Patrology: a theory and critical Database approach in Digital Libraries for converting historical scripts into texts and sources of modern perception

e-Pedalion: Τhe transformation of a Christian cultural heritage text into a textual database of Οrthodox Canon Law

Yury VIN | Dmitry Kondratiev KONDRATIEV, Russian Federation
Expert System & Thesaurus of Concepts and Terms «Byzantine Law and Acts»


Wappensaal | 04:00pm – 05:40pm 

Computational methods for exploring visual aspects of cultural heritage sites
Chairs: Irmela HERZOG | Eleftheria PALIOU, Germany

Lars Oliver GROBE, Switzerland | Andreas NOBACK | Ruth BIELFELDT | Vera HENKELMANN | Franziska LANG, Germany
Views on ancient lighting: Modelling lighting devices and their effects in architecture

Irmela HERZOG, Germany | Alden YÉPEZ, Ecuador
Assessing Spectator Positions. A Case Study from Cochasquí, Ecuador

Gail HIGGINBOTTOM, Spain | Vincent MOM, The Netherlands (no show due to covid-19)
On common ground: what do Cultural Heritage Management, Landscape Archaeology and Archaeoastronomy have in common?

Antonio SUAZO, Chile
Shadows analysis and viewshed georeferencing for dating of historical photographs. New possibilities for chronology studies of lost built heritage


TOP 319 | 04:00pm – 05:40pm 

Seeing in the dark- reconnaissance and evaluation technologies for world heritage sites and major infrastructure developments
Chairs: Jay CARVER, UK | Ann DEGRAEVE, Belgium

Illuminating the darkness: Using geochemical survey in archaeological reconnaissance and evaluation for major infrastructure developments

Neil MACNAB | Leonora O’BRIEN, UK
Light at the End of the Tunnel – The Application of Real-World and Digital Approaches on the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down (Stonehenge) Scheme

Flying High! Combining Old with New Methods for Enhanced Airborne Prospection and Characterisation

Advances in archaeological prospection: the geoarchaeological shift


Sponsored Keynote

Wappensaal | 03:20pm – 04:00pm 

Bernhard FRISCHER, Founder and President, Flyover Zone, USA
Virtual Tourism: From Version 1.0 to 2.0


Opening Event

TOP 317 | 06:00pm – 10:00pm 

The Opening Event will take place after the presentations at the Vienna City Hall.

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021


Keynote 2

Wappensaal | 09:00am – 09:30am 

Digital Cities, NeuroArchaeology and Cyberarchaeology
Maurizio FORTE, USA



Wappensaal | 10:00am – 12:00 

Empowering heritage sites through knowledge. How to use the data to improve the management and the visitors’ experience 
Chair: Cristina MOSCONI, UK

Eirini TSAKIRI, Greece
Collecting activity in ancient Greece: from prehistoric times to the hellenistic era

Hanna A. LIEBICH | Eleonora DE MASI, Austria
Historical roof structures – How to make the forgotten masterpieces visible? – The roof cadastre of Vienna`s City Centre

Virtual Reality Application Keltenwelt am Glauberg – New approaches in VR for archaeological sites

Public works heritage: the G·O·ING pilot project

Collaborative heritage. Validated, shared knowledge creation on cultural heritage


Wappensaal | 02:00pm – 03:20pm / 03:40pm – 06:00pm 

In the air, under water, and ashore
Chairs: Marco BLOCK-BERLITZ | Hendrik ROHLAND, Germany

Cristina-Georgeta ALEXANDRESCU, Romania
Roman Stone Monuments from North Dobruja, Romania: Case study the Halmyris fortification

Peter BAUER, Austria
3D modelling of the castle Neu-Wildon

Peter DORNINGER | Nikolaus STUDNICKA, Austria
Photorealistic 3D-Roof and Façade Mapping of St. Stephen’s Cathedral

Zackary HEGARTY, USA | Andras PATYAY-HORVATH, Hungary
Virtual 3D State Models of the West Pediment of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia

Dominik KLENK | Hendrik ROHLAND | Marco BLOCK-BERLITZ | Christina FRANKEN, Germany
Rapid and Reproducible Reconstruction of Ancient Architecture by Procedural Generation.Reconstruting the “Pavilion of the Rise of the Yuan Dynasty” in Karakorum, Mongolia

Dominik LENGYEL | Catherine TOULOUSE, Germany
The Visualisation of Construction Principles of Antic Architecture

Lapo SOMIGLI | Chiara MARCOTULLI | Francesca CHELI, Italy
Archaeological documentation during a securing and restoration project: an example of successful approach. The case of the castle of Larciano (Pistoia – Italy)

Sonar mapping and sampling of underwater archaeological excavations

Lukas André SUTHE | Hendrik ROHLAND | Marco BLOCK-BERLITZ | Christina FRANKEN, Germany
Possibilities and Requirements for AR Applications in a Complex Heritage Landscape. An analysis from a technician’s and a curator’s perspective

Ahmad RAJABI | Mohammad Moein DANESH, Iran
Images-based 3D documentation of a Persian garden using a low-cost technique

Filippo SALA | Emanuele TACCOLA, Italy
From drone to web visualisation: accessing the 3D model of the Roman thermal complex of Massaciuccoli (LU)


Poster Award Presentation

TOP 319 | 10:00am – 10:20am 

Peter DORNINGER, Austria

Theodora MOUTSIOU, Cyprus
Obsidian Maritime Interconnections in Early Holocene Eastern Mediterranean

Nooralhuda ALSOUKHNI, United Arab Emirates
Radiographic Imaging Technique applied on conservation archeaological metals: The case of Saruq al Hadid

Adaptive and transformative visitor management applying the World Heritage Visitor Management Assessment and Strategy Tool (VMAST)

Katja ŽAGAR | Laurens OOSTWEGEL | Katja MALOVRH REBEC, Slovenia
Turning point cloud into Building Information Model (BIM): Defining and validating accuracy requirements for existing buildings
Best Poster 2021

Heungsun KWON | Wook HAN | Hyowon SEO, Republic of Korea
Augmented Reality (AR) Technology-based Digital Restoration of the Middle Gate in Hwangnyongsa Temple Site of the 8th Century Silla Dyn-asty Period

Ulrich PONT, Austria
The eyes of the city: Historic casement windows as a threatened asset of cultural heritage

Vedakumar MANIKONDA, India
River Musi As a Living Heritage

Sergiy NIEMTSEV | Andriy LUTSYK | Andriy LOPUSHYNSKYY | Natalie YURCHAK, Ukraine
Ancient mounds in the developed urban structure of the city of Kherson


Round Tables


TOP 319 | 10:20am – 12:00 

Digital Tools for the Emergency Rescue of Cultural Heritage
Chairs: Tobias BUSEN | Bernhard FRITSCH, Germany

Tobias BUSEN |  Bernhard FRITSCH, Germany
Digital Tools for the emergency rescue of cultural heritage

Preservation and Protection of Cultural Heritage Resources using Arches

Rahaf ORABI, Hungary
Challenges of Applying Reality Capturing Methods in a Post-Conflict Urban Context: The Digital Survey in the Old City of Aleppo


TOP 319 | 01:30pm – 03:40pm 

Scientific work and citizen participation in cultural heritage during Covid-19 
Chairs: Elisabeth MONAMY | Sigrid PETER | Wolfgang BÖRNER, Austria | Alessandro CAMIZ, Turkey

Sanja BUDIĆ LETO, Croatia 
Museums and Covid-19; adaptation of content and practice in the Trilj Regional Museum

Engagement with classical archaeology and the ethics of contemporary clothing production: exploring the interface of citizen engagement through technologies at the London Bloomsbury Festival 2020

Karina GRÖMER | Stefan EICHERT, Austria
“Closed but active” Archaeology at the Natural History Museum Vienna

Elisabeth MONAMY, Austria
Online or not online – that’s the question! Online presence of museums and cultural institutions in times of Covid19

Wolfgang BÖRNER, Austria

Alessandro CAMIZ, Turkey
Pandemics and the changing built environment Learning from history, planning our future

Müge ELMAS, Turkey
Will Virtual Exhibitions Remain After Covid 19 Ends?

“Virtual Excursions” in Archaeology


TOP 319 | 03:40pm – 06:00pm 

World Heritage Documentation and Monitoring with New Technologies
Chairs: Mario SANTANA, Canada | Ulrike HERBIG, Austria

Opening statement about World Heritage:

Christina CAMERON, Canada
Emeritus Professor, University of Montreal
Coordinator, Our World Heritage / Transformational Information Technologies

Aristotelis ANTONIOU | Alzbeta REJENTOVA | Paolo TOTO | Antipas PAPAGEORGIOU | Angelika PSENNER | Friedrich HAUER, Italy
A Digital Bridge for Collaboration in Cultural Heritage


Haifaa ABDUHALIM, Jordan
World Heritage 4 All, Initiator; WH Expert; Friends of Soqotra, Vice Chair and Trustee

Co-convenor Member, Our World Heritage / Transformational Information Technologies

Joe KALLAS, Lebanon
Project coordinator, Technical Documentation of the Historic Areas of Beirut, Lebanon, ICONEM

Core Team Member, Our World Heritage / Transformational Information Technologies   

Assistant Professor, Penn State University

Core Team Member, Our World Heritage / Transformational Information Technologies

Carmelo IGNACCOLO, USA | Italy
MIT, Ph.D. Candidate; Columbia University, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Douglas PRITCHARD, Canada
Johns Hopkins University, Senior Research Fellow / Lecturer

Core Team Member, Our World Heritage / Transformational Information Technologies


Doris GRANDITS, Austria
ICOMOS Austria


Advanced Archaeological Trainings


Wiener Planungswerkstatt | 01:00pm – 04:30pm

New bottles for old wine: The new CIDOC CRM and your old data
Organizer: Stephen STEAD, UK

Mayor’s Cocktail

Wiener Rathauskeller| 07:30pm – 11:00pm 

(Municipal Council)

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021



TOP 319 | 09:00am – 10:00am / 10:30am – 12:10pm 

PhD/Master Session 2021
Chairs: Martina POLIG, Cyprus | Nadine ALPINO, Luxembourg

Ambra BARBINI | Chiara CHIONI, Italy
Reality VS Virtual Modeling. From Building to Landscape Heritage Representation

Meriem BEN AMMAR, Italy
The Mediterranean Medinas and Cities in the Middle Ages: Urban heritage, Jurisprudence, Traditions and Built form

Anubhav BORGOHAIN, India
SACRED SPACES: ELECTRONIC PLACES. A hybrid methodology to read and design for historic urban religious precincts

Architectural Heritage and Climate Change: Performance Prediction of Exposed Natural Building Stone to Rainfall through a Combination of Laboratory Leaching Tests and X-ray Computed Tomography
Best Student Paper 2021

Jean-Paul Cypriano LAWSON, France
Digital enhancement of African museum collections: Lessons learned from the virtual exhibition project “Heritage costumes in Cameroon: Dressing for identity”

Katja ŽAGAR | Laurens OOSTWEGEL | Katja Malovrh REBEC, Slovenia
Turning point cloud into Building Information Model (BIM): Defining and validating accuracy requirements for existing buildings

Steluta TOPALOV, Romania
Identity and vulnerability in a port-city: architectural strategies for disaster risk reduction of the built heritage

Katarzyna ZDEB | Judyta BĄK | Jacek ADAMIEC, Poland
GPR surveys of historic sacred buildings


Wappensaal | 09:00am – 10:00am / 10:30am – 12:10pm / 02:00pm – 02:40pm 

Virtualization against the World’s End: Creating new experiences for old places
Chair: Giorgio VERDIANI, Italy

Takehiko NAGAKURA | Wenzhe PENG | Yuxuan LEI, USA
Representing Cultural Heritage Places through AR in Museums

Brigit DANTHINE | Gerald HIEBEL | Erich KISTLER | Birgit ÖHLINGER | Caroline POSCH | Harald Stadler, Austria
The integration of semantic knowledge graphs in virtual environments

Francesco STILO | Lorella PIZZONIA, Italy
The underground church of Piedigrotta in Pizzo (VV). A digitalization project between drawing and matter

Adele MAGNELLI | Alessandro CAVALLARO | Davide PANTILE, Italy
Dante’s House Museum, A Virtual Tour enabling the enjoyment of cultural heritage

Nicolas SCHIMERL | Pia Patrizia WEBER | Thomas STÖLLNER, Germany
Resilient Rethinking – How Virtual Archaeology Helped Transforming the Special Ex-hibition “Death by Salt” into the Digital Space. Digital Documentation and Exhibition of the ‘Salt Men of Zanjān’

An Architectural Metaverse that Combines Dynamic and Static 3D data in XR: a Case Study at the Monastery of Simonos Petra

Lijun MA | Xiaobo LU, China
Redesign of a Cultural Heritage Digital Experience in a Lean Approach

AGora: An Augmented Reality-based Treasure Hunt Game for discovering the Municipal Market of Chania (Agora), Crete

Bruno DE ANDRADE | Marzia LODDO, Italy(no show)
Immersive Technologies for Education in Heritage & Design. An online program adapted for the Architecture track in times of COVID-19

Kornelius GÖTZ, Germany
A Web App for the Documentation of Cultural Heritage


Wappensaal | 03:00pm – 04:40pm 

Heritage Conservation Strategies and New Technologies
Chairs: Ulrike HERBIG, Austria

Ulrich PONT, Austria
The eyes of the city: Historic casement windows as a threatened asset of cultural heritage

Bernhard SOMMER | Peter BAUER | Ulrich PONT, Austria
New approaches towards reductive thermal insulation of Gründerzeit façades via autonomous robots

Ulrich PONT, Austria
Building physics and the built environment: a retrospective on research driven innovation toward more sustainable building stock

Irimia MIHAI, Romania(no show)
The masonry of three-lobed churches

Nooralhuda ALSOUKHNIl, United Arab Emirates
X-ray radiography in conservation 


Round Table


TOP 319 | 02:00pm – 04:40pm 

Bamiyan World Heritage: The Present and The Future – Part 1
Chairs: Alireza IBRAHIMI | Hossein REZAYE, Afghanistan

Zakaria AHMADI, Afghanistan
The high relief pattern of Bamiyan statues

Mohammad Reza AMIRI | Marzieh KARIMI, Afghanistan
Investigation of Artificial Intelligence in the Development of Tourism in Bamyan

Ateyeh HEYDARI | Mohammad Mahdi SALEHI, Afghanistan
Assessment of the factors affecting the physical resilience of Bamiyan cultural heritage against climate change

Mohammad MOVAHEDI | Hossein REZAYE, Afghanistan
Investigating the Effect of Malicious Factors on Ancient Sites to Maintain and Protect Them Using the Geographic Information System (GIS); Case Study: Budda-Bamyan

Mohammad Reza PAIMAN | Nasibe SADAFI | Tayebeh NAZARIAN, Afghanistan
Assessing the Condition and Improving the Sidewalks of the World Cultural Heritage. Case Study: Bamiyan Buddha Statues in Afghanistan

Mohammad Marzieh KARIMI | | Mohammad Reza AMIRI, Afghanistan
Investigation of factors and risks threatening the environmental health of natural lakes in Band-e Amir National Park, Bamyan
Discussion Panel – Part 2

Mohammad Zahir SHEWA, Director of Bamiyan Urban Development and Land Department, Afghanistan
An overview of plans of the Ministry of Urban Development to protect Bamyan Cultural Heritage.

Zaker Hossain ERSHAD| Advisor at the Administrative Office of President

Abdul Razaq VAHIDI | Former Minster of Technology and Communication

Qasim WAFAYEZADA, Minister of Information and Culture, Afghanistan

Michael JANSEN, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Can we collect an appeal worldwide to protect women and cultural property in Afghanistan?
What happened to eng Pashtun?

Georgios TOUBEKIS, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology, Aachen, Germany
Preservation of the Cultural Landscape of Bamiyan – A chance for peace and reconciliation

Mirella LODA, University of Florence
The protection of Cultural Heritage in the Bamiyan Strategic Masterplan


Advanced Archaeological Trainings


Kunsthistorisches Museum | 10:00am – 01:00pm 

The Roman Life – Game around the Roman Gallery in the Kunsthistorische Museum
Organiser: Shani ZIV| Talila YEHIEL, Israel

Wiener Planungswerkstatt | 01:30pm – 04:00pm 

Geospatial Analysis and Simulation in Archeology using Open Tools
Organizer: Christian NEUWIRTH, Austria

App Award

Wappensaal | 04:40pm – 05:00pm 

Organizer: Günther WEINLINGER | Michael KLEIN, Austria
7reasons Medien GmbH

Ar Madhu VOTTERY, India
Hyderabad Heritage

Takehiko NAGAKURA | Wenzhe PENG | Yuxuan LEI | Xiaoyun ZHANG | Nikolaos VLAVIANOS, USA
Baker House AR (2021)

Nicolas SCHIMERL | Pia Patrizia WEBER | Thomas STÖLLNER, Germany
Tod im Salz
Winner of the APP AWARD 2021

Pankaj MANCHNANDA | Sumit GUPTA, India


Poster Award Ceremony 

Wappensaal | 05:00pm – 05:20pm 

Peter Dorninger, 4D-IT, Austria – Poster Award Ceremony

Best Student Paper Award

Wappensaal | 05:20pm – 05:40pm 

Nadine ALPINO, Luxembourg | Martina POLIG, Cypris | Giorgio VERDIANI, Italy



Informal Closing

Restaurant Blunznstricker (Ottakringerstraße 71, 1160 Vienna) | 07:30pm – 11:00pm

DI Löffler (City Council Ottakring)