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