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Gilbert SOETERS

I studied Archaeology of the Roman and medieval times in Amsterdam (UvA) and Art History in Utrecht (RUU). After graduating in both studies, I worked as an archaeologist on a large excavation in Meerbusch-Strümp (NRW, Germany) in 1991/1992. After that, I was one of the archaeologists/project leaders in the German excavation firm LAND GmbH (1992/1999). I had several excavations in North Rhine Westphalia and in Brandenburg, covering almost every archaeological period. Then I returned to my homeland The Netherlands and became one of the archaeologists in a large infrastructural project called RWS De Maaswerken (1999/2004). The last 2 years I was Head of the archaeological team. Finally, I found my dream job becoming the municipal archeologists of my hometown Maastricht in 2005. At first, my main task was that of an archaeological policy adviser. In 2007, we became the competent authority for archaeology in our municipality, taking care of our archaeological heritage in municipal planning developments. Since 2 years, I have become Head of our small Cultural Heritage cluster. My main task is managing all aspects of archaeology in Maastricht: being competent authority and therefor keeping contacts with developers, public administrations, stakeholders and archaeological firms, but also presenting the results of our research. It is this last part that makes CHNT for me the place to be once a year: hearing about new inspiring developments in presenting our results in heritage research to the...

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Johannes TINTNER

Senior scientist at the Institute of Physics and Material Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. Specialist since 15 years in aging processes of organic matter, archaeometry, infrared spectroscopy and thermal analysis. After his habilitation in the field of environmental sciences he contributed groundbreaking research on dating by means of molecular decay based on machine learning methods. His research covers a wide range of organic materials including wood, straw in earthen architecture, paper, charcoal, hair, and bones. He holds collaborations with prehistoric and medieval archaeologists, historians, dendrochronologists, soil scientists and palaeoecologists, not only in Austria, but also international. He is speaker of BOKU research groups in heritage science at the platform Heritage Science...

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Lorenzo CECCON

Multidisciplinarity best describes my knowledge path: after my high school classical studies, I trained and worked as a lawyer, holding an MBA to better combine the fields of law and economics. I then followed my passion and interests and graduated in architecture, then following a PhD research path in urban planning. Within this framework, I had the chance to study and work in my home country Italy and abroad, and to be an alumnus of different Universities, including Università degli Studi di Milano (IT), Sheffield Hallam University (UK), Sankt Gallen University (CH), Bauhaus Universität Weimar (DE) and Politecnico di Milano (IT) where I have also been teaching in different courses mostly linked to computational design and digital representation of architecture and urban space. My current main research interests sits at the crossroad between computational design and the field of architecture and urban planning, especially as regards the use of predictive modelling based on digital data – data and knowledge bases – also through AI and agent-based modelling. Focus both on the architectural field, BIM and H-BIM model fitting and predictive features, and urban planning themes, especially Digital Twin and relational space and the impact thereon by converging technologies such as 5G, IoT and AI. Given its rich multidisciplinary nature, the mix between the most disruptive technologies and the humanities relating to cultural heritage, I became particularly interested in CHNT, and took part to it both as a speaker and as a session chair. Since 2020 I have the pleasure and honour to be part of its Scientific...

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Franz Xaver PFAFFENBICHLER

Franz Xaver Pfaffenbichler is at the ICT Department of the City of Vienna since 2014. Starting in the domain trust and identity he is working in the field of eGovernment and SmartCity for a few years now. This background is also shown in his current main focus areas. He regularly works on national and international cooperation between public authorities (keywords Portalverbund, Once-Only-Principle, E-ID) and currently focuses on Urban Data Platforms...

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