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The National Technical University (NTUA) is the oldest and most prestigious educational institution of Greece in the field of technology, and has contributed unceasingly to the country's scientific, technical and economic development since its foundation in 1836. NTUA is divided into nine Schools /Faculties: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Rural and Surveying Engineering, Mining Engineering and Metallurgy, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Science. t NTUA, the Interdisciplinary Research Group of “Protection of Cultural Heritage” (PCH) has been key player in science & technology development for the protection of cultural heritage. The Scientific Director of the Research Group is Prof. Antonia Moropoulou, Chem. Eng., School of Chem. Eng. and Vice President at the Technical Chamber of Greece, as well as Studies' Director of the NTUA MSc Program "Protection of Monuments"-Direction "Materials and Conservation Interventions" and President of the Hellenic Construction Technology Platform. The PCH Research Group includes ICT people (in Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing/Computer Vision, Decision Support Systems), Architects, Civil Engineers, Survey Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Material Scientists, Experts in Non-Destructive Methods, Natural Scientists, Archaeologists and Conservators. The Laboratory of Materials Science and Engineering participates in various cultural heritage related national and European – international projects performing numerous technical studies with major applications on important Greek and Mediterranean monuments of European architectural and cultural heritage.


Main roles in INCEPTION

  • T 1.1, T 1.2, T 1.3: Contribution in the cross-disciplinary approach to knowledge consolidation, by the collection analysis and sharing of knowledge from various sources
  • T 2.1, T 2.3: Contribution in the development ofan integrated methodology and protocol for Cultural Heritage acquisition Supporting procedure to create dense point cloud in a cost-effective and efficient manner by new 3D scanner technology.
  • T 3.3: conversion of point cloud data to BIM
  • T 5.1: Being responsible as a leader for the identify of the optimal use case for each category of stakeholder (scholars, technicians, citizens and governments) ensuring the selection and the optimal description of structure, information acquisition, management and dissemination services provided for the demonstration cases.
  • T 6.1, T 6.2, T 6.3: Definition of a framework for validate a user application and decision support tool. Supporting software for on site and off site model deployment.
  • T 7.1, T 7.2: Active participation in dissemination plan, publications in professional journals, workshops and presentation to professional associations.
  • T 8.1, T 8.3: Active participation in management meetings (general assembly), fulfilment of all obligations for reporting.

Key persons involved

​​A​NTONIA MOROPOULOU (female) - PhD, Professor, Vice President, Technical Chamber of Greece

Prof. Antonia Moropoulou is a Professor at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Chem. Eng., School of Chem. Eng. and Vice President at the Technical Chamber of Greece. She is the Studies' Director of the NTUA MSc Program "Protection of Monuments" - Direction "Materials and Conservation Interventions". Head of the NTUA Laboratory of Materials Science and Engineering. Author of 402 Scientific Publications. Editor of 14 Conference Proceedings and Books. Scientific Advisor and Expert in International Committees and Boards in issues of technological innovations, sustainable development, local employment, protection of the Environment, as well as the Architectural and Cultural Heritage. President of the Coordinating Committee of the Hellenic Construction Technology Platform. Member of the Administrative Council of the Technical Chamber of Greece. Vice President of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI).​


​STEFANOS KOLIAS (male) - PhD, Professor, Director of Intelligent Systems, Content & Interaction Lab, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering

S. Kollias received: Diploma Electrical Engineering, NTUA, 1979, M.Sc. Communication Engineering, UMIST, England, 1980, Ph.D. Computer Science Division, NTUA, 1984. He has been Research Scientist at Center Telecommunications Research, Columbia University, NY, USA, 1987 – 1989, Ass. Professor (1990-1996) & Professor of NTUA, 1997-. He is Member of: Executive Committee of European Neural Network Society, 2007 -, European Member State Expert Group on Digitization & Preservation of Cultural Content, 2004 -, High level Expert Group of EUREKA, 2012 -. Research interests: Multimedia Content Analysis & Search, Intelligent Systems & Artificial Neural Networks, Knowledge Technologies, Human Machine Interaction & Affective Computing, Learning Technologies, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Serious Games. He has been leading 100 R&D projects in, is General Chair of 5 Intl. Conferences & has 100 Journal & 200 Conference publications.​


​CHARALAMPOS IOANNIDIS (male) - PhD, Professor, Director of the Department of Topography, School of Rural & Surveying Engineering

Associate Professor at the Lab of Photogrammetry, NTUA. Director of the Department of Topography. Deputy Director of the ‘Geoinformatics’ postgraduate programme. Chair of Working Group “Technical aspects of SIM” of Commission 3 of FIG. He teaches courses in Photogrammetry and Documentation of Historical Monuments. He has given lectures in 20 national and international seminars in Photogrammetry, Documentation of Cultural Heritage, Laser Scanning, 3D reconstruction, Augmented Reality. He has been Scientific Supervisor in 16 Research Projects and he has participated in another 32 research projects. Author of more than 150 reviewed papers. Reviewer in peer reviewed journals (JPRS, PE&RS, Sensors, GRSL, CITIES, Survey Review, IJHDE, Remote Sensing, Survey Review, GeoJournal, etc), books and international conferences. Member of the Editorial Board of the ‘International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era’.​


​KYRIAKOS LABROPOULOS (male) PhD, Dr, Laboratory Educational Staff

Kyriakos Labropoulos is a Chemical Engineer and holds a PhD degree in Ceramic Technology from Rutgers University, NJ, USA, and an MSE in Civil Engineering from Princeton University, NJ, USA. He is currently employed as Laboratory Educational Staff at the NTUA, Greece. The main field of his scientific and technical expertise is the characterization of structural materials and their decay using non-destructive techniques (ground penetrating radar), design of systems for preventive maintenance, and development of risk indices with specific applications in cultural heritage protection. He is the author and co-author of more than 30 scientific papers and has participated in various National and European Research Programs in cooperation with the NTUA. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece Permanent Committee on Culture and Cultural Heritage Issues, Hellenic Society of Non-destructive Testing, Hellenic ICOMOS.​


​AGORITSA KONSTANTI (female) - PhD, Dr, Laboratory Educational Staff

 Agoritsa Konstanti is a Chemical Engineer, MSE in "Protection of monuments - conservation materials and interventions", PhD degree in "Educational approach in the protection of monuments", NTUA School of Chemical Engineering. She is currently employed as Laboratory Educational Staff at NTUA. Her main fields of expertise concern digital image processing (non destructive examination of materials' decay state; measurement of materials' micro-structural characteristics, decay mapping" and educational aspects in built heritage protection (design, application, evaluation of interdisciplinary methodologies; problem-based, project-based, hands-on learning approaches, e-learning educational toolkit). She is the author and co-author of 3 Journals and 19 Proc. Papers.​

ANASTASIA KIOUSSI (female) - PhD Candidate

Anastasia Kioussi is an Archaeologist and Art Historian, MSE in "Protection of monuments - conservation materials and interventions", PhD candidate in NTUA, School of Chemical Engineering. She is currently working as a research associate at the NTUA. Her expertise focuses on cultural heritage integrated documentation methodologies and systems, environmental management of monuments and historic sites as well as decision making support regarding cultural heritage conservation activities. She has participated in various National & European Research Programs, e.g. Sustainability and compatibility of advanced materials and technologies for the protection of monuments: Development of control criteria and methodologies (COMASUCH)- Thales- NTUA, European Cultural Heritage Identity Card, MED-ISOLAE: Mediterranean Islands Sustainability ISO-Based Action Plan. She is an author of 3 journals and 8 proceeding papers.​


ELISAVET TSILIMANTOU (female) - Phd Candidate

As an Engineer graduate in National Technical University of Athens she have very good expertise in surveying engineering skills and in Information Systems management. Additionally, completing the 2-year Master's Program Protection of Monuments in 2009 in NTUA, School of Architectural Engineering, has offered her a thourough in-deep understanding of historic building mapping, analysis, geometrical documentation and the Information Technologies- in particular ArcGis. In the sequel. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the field of the protection of historic buildings, focusing on 3D modeling of geometric information such as BIM and ArcGIS3D along with the creation of material /decay /conservation interventions mapping.​


​GEORGIA SKOULAKI (female) - MSc in Financial Analysis and BSc in Business Administration.

Georgia Skoulaki, MSc in Financial Analysis and BSc in Business Administration. She is a researcher at the National Technical University of Athens. Her work focus on effective technologies in order to create models and tools for the understanding of specific domains, such as cultural heritage and agriculture, and she is specializing in knowledge management practices and services, promoting research and innovation in the above domains. She has worked on European projects such as Natural Europe, AgriCom, Rural Inclusion, agINFRA.



Konstantinos Makantasis holds a Diploma degree in Computer Engineering and Master degree in Management and business administration from Technical University of Crete. Currently, is involved as a candidate PhD student in the field of computer vision at the Technical University of Crete. His research interests involve Computer Vision, image and signal processing, 3D graphics, software engineering and Web 3.0 application development.​


Prof. Roberto di Giulio
University of Ferrara, Italy
T his project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 665220.