2nd International Conference TMM-CH

Transdisciplinary Multispectral Modelling and Cooperation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Recapturing the World in Crisis through Culture

13-15 December 2021 Eugenides Foundation Athens, Greece

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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.

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 Authorities, organize the 2nd TMM_CH International Conference on “Transdisciplinary Multispectral Modelling and Cooperation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage: Rebranding the World in Crisis through Culture”, on 13-15 December 2021, 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, inaugurated by H.E. the Vice President of the Government of the Hellenic Republic, Mr Panagiotis Pikrammenos, 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 TMM_CH Conference as well.

The conference will be held at the Eugenides Foundation in a hybrid format. On-site attendance and oral presentation is preferable and will be organised according to government restrictions against Covid-19. Distance attendance and oral presentation will be available for registered attendees. Scientific walk and talk visits on 12 December 2021 to Acropolis Museum [in the footsteps of the Greek Peripatetic Philosophical School] and other visits planned upon demand.

At the 1st TMM_CH Conference, which was held with great success in October 2018 at the Eugenides Foundation in Athens, with the presence of 350 delegates from 22 countries from all continents, 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".

The scope of the 2nd TMM_CH Conference is to present 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. 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 risk and a time of renewed possibilities, will reorientate conversation to explore the current conditions and contours of the World in crisis rebranding itself through Culture, and relaunching development.


  • Multispectral, Multidimensional, Novel Approach through Transdisciplinarity and Cooperation in the Protection of Cultural Heritage: Exemplary Projects (The Project of the Rehabilitation of the Holy Sepulchre's Holy Aedicule, EDICULA Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership, et als)
  • Digital Heritage
  • Heritage at Risk
  • Resilience to Climate Change, Natural Hazards and Pandemic Risks - Biosafety
  • Advanced Non Destructive and Structural Techniques for Diagnosis, Redesign and Health Monitoring
  • Archaeometry, Archaeogene
  • Conserving Compatibility, the Materiality of Structures and Architectural Authenticity
  • Cross-Discipline Earthquake Protection and Structural Assessment of Monuments
  • Transdisciplinary Dialogue among Architecture, Engineering and Natural Sciences with Humanities and Diplomacy
  • Bridging Heritage Stakeholders, Science and Industry
  • Sustainable Preservation  and Management of Cultural Heritage
  • Historical / Architectural  Sites, Monuments and Complexes as Open Labs of Innovation and Sustainable Socioeconomic Development
  • Historic Cities and Centers: New Preservation Strategies by Reuse for Development
  • The Reuse of Cultural Heritage through Circular Economy and Social Participation as Key Contribution to Local and Regional Development
  • Cultural Heritage and Tourism
  • Revealing and Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets within Green and Blue Deal for Integrated Sustainable Development of Isolated Areas (Islands, Mountain areas, et als)
  • Novel Educational Approach for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage 
  • From Research and Innovation to Policy
  • Recapturing the World in Crisis through Culture



First announcement and Call for Participation

January 21st, 2021


New full paper submission deadline

July 11th, 2021


Notification of author’s acceptance with paper corrections

August 31st, 2021


New final paper submission

October 11th, 2021


Announcement of preliminary program

November 5th, 2021


Completion of early bird registration

November 8th, 2021


Announcement of the final program

November 11th, 2021


Conference dates

December 13th-15th, 2021


Publications of papers

Post Conference, early 2022


Accepted papers will be published, as in the case of the 1st TMM_CH Conference, in Proceedings and Scientific Journals in the field of Cultural Heritage Preservation, selectively, available in early 2022 following the Conference.


In numbers, 310 papers are submitted to the TMM-CH platform and after peer review and revision 124 were accepted, equivalent to a 40% rate of acceptance.

To the interdisciplinarity in the preservation of Cultural Heritage implies a holistic documentation with fusion of the various disciplines’ data on 3D models and estimates via computer aided design either the preservation state and integrity of materials and structures, or the restoration of the authentic architecture. In parallel, new technologies are used to enhance and communicate the exploitation of cultural and natural assets, providing through tourism external economies to sustain local and regional development hence the “digital Heritage” papers, integrating all aspects as above will be published in:

Springer Proceedings in Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer Nature (2023) - Transdisciplinary Multispectral Modeling and Cooperation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

More specific scientific papers, which are not relevant to the above framework, will be published in specialized series and Journals. More specifically:

Springer Proceedings in Materials - Advanced Non Destructive and Structural Techniques for Diagnosis, Redesign and Health Monitoring for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Springer Proceedings in Materials, Vol. 16 (2022)



Developments in the Built Environment - Special Issue on Monitoring and Assessment for the Sustainable Preservation of the Built Environment

Heritage - Special issue on Transdisciplinary Multispectral Modelling and Cooperation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Scientific Culture - Journal of Applied Science & Technology to Cultural Heritage Issues - Special Issue: Essays in Transdisciplinary Multispectral Modelling and Cooperation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Land - Special Issue: "Preservation, Reuse and Reveal of Cultural Heritage through Sustainable Land Management, Rural and Urban Development"

Technical Annals - Special issue on Transdisciplinary Multispectral Modelling and Cooperation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage


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.


You must submit papers via EasyChair, using the conference link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tmmch2021

Submit a paper



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

Deadline for general registration 2, 3, 4


November 8th, 2021

Conference dates

Full registration 5, 8

120 €

150 €

Student registration 6, 7, 8

50 €

75 €

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.

8 The registration platform is now open. On-site registration will not be available.


If you’re willing to book your accommodation at the best prices check the following pricetable:

  • Athens Marriott Hotel: 101€ (single) + 4€ tax per night (Last day to book 4/12/2021)
    Book your room to Athens Marriott Hotel

  • Acropolis Select Hotel Athens: 50€ - 52€ (single) + 1,5€ tax, 56€ (double) + 1,5€ tax per night (Last day to book: 4/12/2021)
    Book your room to Acropolis Select Hotel Athens

Scientific Visit

A scientific visit to the Acropolis Museum is planned, on Sunday 12/12/2021. Register participation until 9/12/2021 15:00 Greek time at info@tmm-ch.com

Those interested will be informed by reply mail about visiting a top museum.


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.

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