International conferences

The LBI ArchPro has organized and participated in several international conferences in the scientific field of archaeological prospection and virtual archaeology.

  • Pioneering Archaeological Prospection 2011

    In October 2011 the LBI ArchPro organized the first International Conference and Workshop on ‘Pioneering Archaeological Prospection’ in Laa a.d. Thaya. Focusing on the early beginnings of archaeological prospection as well as the latest developments, the LBI ArchPro managed to gather some of the very first pioneers in the field, such as Martin Aitken, Mike Tite, Albert Hesse, John C. Belshé, Otto Braasch, Yasushi Nishimura and Helmut Becker, as well as the second generation of scientists including Jörg Faßbinder, Michel Dabas, Chris Gaffney, Vince Gaffney, Dominik Powlesland and experts of the LBI ArchPro.

  • Virtual Archaeology St. Petersburg 2012

    In 2012 the First International Conference on Virtual Archaeology was organized by the Department of Eastern Europe and Siberian Archaeology of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint-Petersburg (Russian Federation) in co-operation with the LBI ArchPro.

  • 10th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection, Vienna 2013

    Between May 29th and June 2nd 2013 the LBI ArchPro and the Austrian Academy of Sciences hosted the ‘10th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection’ (AP2013) on behalf of the International Society for Archaeological Prospection (ISAP) and the Aerial Archaeology Research.


Partner Symposia

In the framework of the partner board meetings, the LBI ArchPro organizes scientific symposia to present major topics and core activities of the research programme and encourages colleagues and members of partner institutions to contribute to the scholarly exchange and discussion.

  • Partner symposium MAMUZ museum 2014

    In October 2014, the LBI ArchPro hosted a scientific workshop for their partners, Scientific Advisory Board members and colleagues at the MAMUZ museum in Mistelbach (Lower Austria). During an intensive two-day schedule over sixty participants shared and discussed recent developments and research projects of the LBI ArchPro and their partner institutions.

  • Partner symposium St. Gilgen 2017

    In October 2017, the team of the LBI ArchPro invited its colleagues of all partner institutions to share latest research developments and projects in a symposium at St. Gilgen am Wolfgangsee.

    Our partners got a glimpse into the latest development of our underwater prospection survey system on site at the lake Wolfgangsee and joined us in the official ship naming ceremony and a test cruise with the new UWP vessel.During the event, the LBI ArchPro also hosted a public presentation on the “Falkenstein”-Project together with political representatives of the region and organized an excursion to the Falkenstein-site for all participants of the symposium.

  • Limitations and Challenges of Archaeological Prospection and resulting Data Interpretations, Leibnitz 2018

    The partner symposium 2018 took place from October 2nd to 3rd 2018 in Leibnitz, Southern Styria, close to the Roman town of Flavia Solva which was investigated by ZAMG, University Vienna and the LBI ArchPro during the last decades.

    The focus of the symposium was set on case studies/projects from different national and international environments that address possibilities and limits of archaeological prospection methods.

  • “DigiKult” Krems 2019

    In April 2019 the LBI ArchPro organized the symposium „DigiKult – Digital Methods for Cultural Property Protection and Cultural Heritage Management –  Potential and Limitations“ together with the Department for Building and Environment at the Donau-Universität Krems (DUK).

    The main objective of the event was to offer a multidisciplinary forum to discuss relevant topics and specific issues in cultural heritage protection and management and the application of digital methods for this purpose. It provided a unique opportunity for the LBI ArchPro and its partners to gain insight into the DUK’s substantial experience of creating practice-oriented solutions in regard to the management of cultural property and related issues such as the assessment and implementation of respective legal stipulations. Furthermore, the team of the LBI ArchPro and its collaboration partners shared experiences in the application of digital methods for the protection of cultural heritage, especially highlighting good practices from specific case studies such as the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Carnuntum, Stonehenge and Prehistoric Pile Dwellings in Upper Austria.

  • “DigiKult” Krems 2023