2nd International Conference TMM-CH: Transdisciplinary Multispectral Modelling and Cooperation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage Rebranding the World in Crisis through Culture

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce the final call for papers at the 2nd International TMM_CH

Conference on “Transdisciplinary Multispectral Modelling and Cooperation for the

Preservation of Cultural Heritage. Rebranding the World in Crisis through Culture”, that

will be held in Athens, Greece, on December 12th-15th 2021, following the successful 1st

International TMM_CH Conference in 2018.


You are invited to submit your research contributions for oral and poster presentations,

before the new and extended full paper deadline at July 11th 2021. Please look at the new

roadmap: https://www.tmm-ch.com/#key_dates .


For more information about the publications, the fees and the topics of the Conference:








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 12-15 December 2021, in

Athens, Greece, discussing modern trends in the original agora of our technological and

democratic roots.

The Conference is organized under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic

Republic, Ms Katerina Sakellaropoulou, by the National Technical University of Athens in

cooperation with the Technical Chamber of Greece and the organization AHEPA Hellas.

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 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, if needed.

Scientific walk and talk visits on 12 December 2021 to Acropolis Monuments and Museum [in

the footsteps of the Greek Peripatetic Philosophical School] and other visits planned upon


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.


For more information see the final call below.

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