3rd International Conference TMM-CH

Transdisciplinary Multispectral Modelling and Cooperation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Recapturing the World in Conflict through Culture
promoting mutual understanding and Peace

20-23 March 2023 Eugenides Foundation Athens, Greece

 

ABOUT


Innovative scientific methodologies and challenging projects marking future trends in the protection of cultural heritage, have initiated a universal conversation within a holistic approach, merging competence from the scientific fields of architecture, civil engineering, surveying engineering, materials science and engineering, information technology and archaeology, as well as heritage professionals on restoration and conservation, stakeholders, industry representatives and policy makers. The combined utilization of digital documentation technologies with innovative analytical and non-destructive techniques, numerical, computational and 3D techniques, archaeometric and archaeogene methods, supports the creation of a transdisciplinary multispectral modeling towards the sustainable preservation of cultural heritage. Innovation is enhancing and revealing a critical dimension of the preservation of cultural heritage along with social participation and communication, and supporting peace through culture.

The National Technical University of Athens interdisciplinary team “Protection of monuments” [Prof. A. Moropoulou, Prof. M. Korres, Prof. A. Georgopoulos, Prof. C. Spyrakos, Ass. Prof. C. Mouzakis], scientific responsible for the Holy Aedicule’s rehabilitation of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and the Technical Chamber of Greece, in collaboration with international and Greek Organisations and Universities, organize the 3rd TMM_CH International Conference on “Transdisciplinary Multispectral Modelling and Cooperation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage: Recapturing the World in Conflict through Culture, promoting mutual understanding and Peace”, on 20-23 March 2023 in Athens, Greece, discussing modern trends in the original agora of our technological and democratic roots.

The Conference is organized by the National Technical University of Athens in cooperation with the Technical Chamber of Greece, under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic, Ms Katerina Sakellaropoulou, with benedictions bestowed by His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew I of Constantinople, and His Beatitude Archbishop Hieronymus II of Athens and All Greece.

Distinguished scientists and representatives of the National Geographic Society, the Cultural Heritage Finance Alliance, the International Council of Monuments and Sites ICOMOS, the Organization of World Heritage Cities OWHC, the European Society for Engineering Education SEFI, the European Construction Technology Platform ECTP, the International Federation of Surveyors FIG, the International Committee CIPA Heritage Documentation, the World Monuments Fund, AHEPA Hellas and other major International and European Organizations, Associations, networks Universities and Research Centers in the field of cultural heritage preservation, participate in the International Steering and Scientific Committees which had successfully organized the 1st and 2nd TMM_CH Conferences.

The conference will be held at the Eugenides Foundation. On-site attendance and oral presentation is required and will be organised according to government restrictions against Covid-19. Scientific walk and talk visits on 23 March 2023 to Acropolis Museum [in the footsteps of the Greek Peripatetic Philosophical School] and other visits planned upon demand.

At the 1st and the 2nd TMM_CH Conferences, which were held with great success in October 2018 and December 2021 respectively at the Eugenides Foundation in Athens, with the presence of 350/650 delegates from 22/33 countries from all continents, and over five thousand viewers the emblematic rehabilitation of the Holy Aedicule of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was presented as an exemplary application, in the field of monuments' protection, of interdisciplinary and multispectral collaboration, as an outcome of innovation, not only on Research, but in the implementation process as well, with emphasis on technological advancements, not only intersecting all the scientific fields of engineers and natural scientists, but also initiating an ongoing dialogue with humanities, such as Archaeology, Theology, Sociology, Diplomacy and Tourism. Innovative knowledge transfer through practice and education is continuing the venture for the rehabilitation projects in the Holy Sepulchre Church, adjoining the National Technical University of Athens and La Sapienza University of Rome with Bezalel Academy of Science and Arts in Jerusalem, in cooperation with Israeli Antiquities Authority, through the Erasmus+ Strategic Alliance EDICULA "Educational Digital Innovative Cultural Heritage related Learning Alliance".

Further to the achievements of the 2nd TMM_CH Conference the latest developments in research and innovation that identify novel trends to build an interdisciplinary approach to conservation and holistic digital documentation of cultural heritage is attempted at the 3rd TMM_CH. The utilization and reuse of monuments, historic cities and sites, forms the framework of a sustainable preservation of cultural heritage, in accordance with the principles of circular economy; in terms of respect and protection of values, materials, structures, architecture and landscape; with an informed society, able to participate effectively in the policies that will design and implement the new strategies required.

Sharing knowledge, experiences, and recommendations about sustainable cultural heritage approaches and practices at a moment of great conflicts and climate change, energy, environment and socio-economic risks, the sustainable preservation of cultural heritage is addressing challenges through mutual understanding and international cooperation.

TOPICS


  • Emblematic works as source of innovation and transdisciplinarity
  • Resilience to Climate Change, Natural Hazards and Pandemic Risks - Biosafety
  • Novel Educational Approach for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
  • Preserving Compatibility, the Materiality and Integrity of Structures and Architectural Authenticity
  • Advanced Non-Destructive and Structural Techniques for Diagnosis, Redesign and Health Monitoring
  • Earthquake and structural rehabilitation
  • Bridging Heritage Stakeholders, Art, Science and Industry
  • Transdiciplinary dialogue for World Heritage at risk and conflict
  • Digital Heritage: a holistic approach
  • Green and blue deal for local and regional Sustainable Development
  • The New European Bauhaus creative and interdisciplinary initiative
  • Historic cities and centers: New Reuse and preservation strategies applying Circular Economy
  • Cultural heritage preservation addressing energy challenges
  • Recapturing the World in conflict through Culture, promoting mutual understanding and Peace

 

SPECIAL SESSIONS


Honorary Special Session in memoriam Guido Biscontin
Professore emerito di chimica del restauro all’Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia

IMPORTANT DATES


5Jul

First announcement and Call for Participation

July 5th, 2022

30Oct

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

October 30th, 2022

21Nov

Notification of Abstract Acceptance

November 21st, 2022

13Jan

Full paper submission deadline

January 13th, 2022

3Feb

Notification of author’s acceptance

February 3rd, 2023

3Feb

Announcement of preliminary program

February 3rd, 2023

20Feb

Completion of early bird registration

February 20th, 2023

20Feb

Revised paper submission

Further revisions may be requested to comply with specific publication requirements

February 20th, 2023

23Feb

Announcement of the final program

February 23th, 2023

20Mar

Conference dates

March 20th-23rd, 2023

2023

Publications of papers

Post Conference, end 2023

GUIDELINES TO AUTHORS


The International Steering Committee and the International Scientific Committee welcome research contributions for oral and poster presentations.

Abstracts can be submitted, but only full papers will be peer reviewed.

Accepted papers will be distributed into sessions. Plenary lectures [after invitation] will cover major accomplishments, innovations and challenges.

All papers should be written in English. Full papers should be up to 10 pages and short papers up to 6 pages.

For the preparation of all papers, please follow Guidelines for Proceedings Authors

Templates, sample files & useful links

Copyright Form, as well as the final paper in DOC file to be published, will be requested from authors upon final acceptance after the review process is completed.

Please check important dates for submission deadlines.

PAPER SUBMISSION


You must submit papers via EasyChair, using the conference link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tmm-ch2023

Submit a paper

REGISTRATION FEES AND PAYMENT


 

Deadline for inclusion of selected papers in the proceedings
and early bird registration 1, 3, 4

Deadline for general registration 2, 3, 4

Date

February 20th, 2023

Conference dates

Full registration 5, 8

150 €

175 €

Student registration 6, 7, 8

75 €

100 €

1 For each selected paper to be included in the Proceedings, at least one author should cover full / student registration fee, before the indicated deadline.

2 For all oral and written presentations, in order to be included in the final program and/or published, at least one author should cover full / student registration fee.

3 Each author can register for up to two papers.

4 Anyone planning on attending and intervene at the conference, either on-site or on-line, must register. On-line registration will remain open during the conference. Registration fee can only be paid by credit or debit cards via the following registration platform before and during the conference.

5 Full registration includes: access to all sessions and panels, conference material, coffee and lunch breaks. Full registration fee does not include the conference’s proceedings in Springer editions and in selected scientific journals, if applicable.

6 Student registration is applicable for undergraduate students, postgraduate (MSc) students and PhD candidates and includes: access to all sessions and panels, conference material, coffee and lunch breaks. Student registration fee does not include the conference’s proceedings in Springer editions and in selected scientific journals, if applicable. A proof of the student status must be presented to the Conference Secretariat during the conference.

7 Members of the International Steering Committee and the International Scientific Committee can register with the early bird student registration fee at all times.

Venue


Eugenides Foundation

The Eugenides Foundation was established in 1956 as a non-profit-making legal entity in private law. Its purpose was to implement the wishes expressed in the last testament of the late Eugenios Eugenides, a benefactor of the Greek nation. Registered and based in Athens, its founding charter states that its objective is to contribute to the education of young Greeks in science and technology.

Access to the Foundation