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Call for bids to host the next conference of CAA-GR (2018/2020)

We invite all interested bodies and organisations who wish to host one of the forthcoming meetings of the CAA-GR to express their interest by sending us their bid proposal at the following address conference@caa-gr.org and by preparing a short presentation about their candidacy, which will be discussed and voted on during the next conference in Athens , 20-21 December 2016.

Recent bids for 2018
Cyprus University of Technology, Lemesos, Cyprus (letter)

Recent bids for 2020
National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Attica, Greece (letter)

Second CAA-GR conference, Athens 20-21 December 2016 - 2nd call for papers - Deadline extended

2nd CAA GR Conference – Call for Papers
Athens, 20-21 December 2016

The Call for Papers & Posters has been extended!
New submission deadline: 18 September 2016

The Second CAA-GR conference will be held at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, on Tuesday 20th - Wednesday 21st December 2016. 

The CAA GR 2016 organizing committee invites abstracts for papers and/or posters relating to all aspects of computer applications, quantitative methods and digital applications in the archaeology and in cultural heritage of Greece and Cyprus. It is also possible to submit abstracts for related research in neighboring areas. The official languages of the conference are Greek and English. 

The main themes of the conference include:

1.Field prospection and recording methods for excavation and laboratory work
2.Data modeling, management and integration
3.Linked data and the semantic web
4.Data analysis and visualization
5.3D modeling, virtual reality and simulations
6.Geomatics, aerial photography and remote sensing
7.GIS applications in a historical context
8.Digital data long-term preservation and re-use
9.Users and interfaces: education, museums and multimedia
10.Theoretical issues on computer applications in Archaeology and the Humanities
11.Digital Humanities and Social Media
12.Digital Cities, cultural heritage management and protection
13.Crowdsourcing for Humanities Research

Abstracts on other themes may also be submitted.

Workshops

On 19th December 2016, namely before the main conference venue, two 6hour workshops are taking place:

1.Computational Imaging for Cultural Heritage

Part 1: Photogrammety and Reflectance Transformation Imaging for Field and Lab Recording
Workshop Instructor: Dr Konstantinos Papadopoulos, Lecturer in Digital Heritage, Maynooth University, Ireland

Part 2: Beyond Digitisation: CHER-Ob for Analysing Cultural Heritage Datasets
Workshop Instructors: Dr Eleni Kotoula & Dr Kiraz Goze Akoglu, Postdoctoral Associates, Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage & Yale Computer Science, Yale University, USA

Date/Place: Monday 19th December 2016, Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies, Navarchou Notara 51a, Exarchia
Time:10 am - 6 am

2.Historical landscapes through Aerial Photogrammetry: between archive and drone images

Date/Place: Monday 19th December 2016, Norwegian Institute at Athens Tsami Karatasou 5, Koukaki.
Time:10 am - 5 am
Workshop Instructor: Dr Gianluca Cantoro, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Post-Doctoral Researcher

The conference proceedings will be published in electronic format (with ISBN) and will be accessible online through the website of CAA-GR after the conference.
The updated call for submission of abstracts is available in Pdf format (GreekEnglish).

 Key Dates

2 September 2016

18 September 2016

Submission of papers and posters abstracts

3 October 2016

9 October 2016

Notification of speakers/poster presenters

4 October 2016

Deadline for grant applications

9 October 2016

Registration opens

10 October 2016

Notification of grant recipients

15 October 2016

End of early bird registration (discounted fee)

14 November 2016

End of registration for presenters

21 November 2016

End of registration for the workshop

 

2 December 2016

End of registration for attendants (subject to space availability attendants might be able to register during the conference)

19 December 2016

Workshops

20-21 December 2016

CAA GR Conference

15 February 2017

Submission of manuscripts

1 April 2017

End of reviewing process

10 April 2017

Authors notification

15 May 2017

Deadline for revised manuscripts

20 June 2017

Camera ready papers

30 July 2017

Publication

CHER-Ob: An Open Source Platform for Shared Analysis in Cultural Heritage Research

The Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage and the Yale Computer Graphics Group have released CHER-Ob (CULTURAL HERITAGE-Object), an open source platform developed in an attempt to enhance analysis, evaluation, documentation, sharing and management of 3D and 2D visualizations as well as textual and conservation science data.

The development of CHER-Ob is intended to offer a flexible, expandable integrated platform for collaborative cultural heritage research. It is compatible with commonly used imaging data types (2D and 3D images, RTIs, CT) and textual information. CHER-Ob offers an enhanced annotation framework and metadata schema, automatic report generation, bookmark, screenshot, searching, sorting and filtering options.

Project webpage

Source code (GitHub)

Seminar - Archaeological survey and the Mediterranean countryside

Archaeological survey and the Mediterranean countryside
Empty spaces & Empty phases: research questions, scales and methods

May 25-26, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Classics

What’s new in archaeological survey in the Mediterranean countryside? After more than half a century of research and fieldwork, involving millions of hectares of survey, a host of meetings to discuss theory, methods, settlement, population, social and economic patterns, what are the current critical issues and perspectives in this field of studies? In the last decade we have seen the introduction of new techniques and ideas that are radically changing perspectives and possibilities within archaeological landscape survey. In particular we can now apply new survey, diagnostic, analytical and visualization techniques to help us integrate incoming data and to challenge previous understandings based mainly on field-walking survey and limited trial excavation. Moreover, new concepts and questions have come to the fore, such as ‘emptiness’ and the problems of ‘archaeological invisibility’, forcing us to revise our approaches to matters of scale, detail, research methodology and the framing of basic archaeological questions.

This meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss, through ‘blue skies thinking’ and relevant case studies, the present state-of-the-art within this field of studies, identifying critical issues and omissions, addressing ‘short-circuit’ thinking and exploring the opportunity to launch a ‘Next Wave’ of archaeological investigation in the varied countrysides around the Mediterranean Sea.
 
Seminar WEB site – http://www.emptyscapes.org

Summer school at the University of Pisa: Data-Driven Archaeology

Summer school: Data-Driven Archaeology

The University of Pisa is offering a Summer School which will enable participants to manage the whole lifecycle of archaeological data.

Archaeology Of The Future: Data Mining, Data Analysis, and Data Driven Archaeology is built around a new paradigm which takes into consideration the role of the archaeologist as both producer and user of digital Archaeological data. Attendees will learn the concepts and methods of data retrieval, management, analysis and communication through an integrated use of technology and mathematical principles.

The Summer School will take place from the 11th to the 29th of July 2016, at the University of Pisa, Italy.
It is aimed at Archaeology and Cultural Heritage students, PhD candidates and post-docs. If you know anyone who might be interested in attending, please forward this invitation to them.

Deadline: June 26, 2016.
For an effective learning environment, the number of participants be limited to 20.

More information can be found on

MOSAIC 2016 - International Summer School at Kiel University

Modelling Spheres of Interaction - Mosaic - International Summer School at Kiel University
05-09 September 2016

At Kiel University there is a growing interdisciplinary community which strives to establish an integrative concept and culture of modelling. The intention behind Mosaic is to convey the Kiel spirit of interdisciplinary modelling and to facilitate knowledge transfer on basic theories, methods and techniques in spatio-temporal modelling.
In this summer school we will introduce participants to the basics of modelling, mathematics, trends, boundaries, movement, interaction and networks.

The Summer School focuses on interaction as a key concept in social life, and on methods for reconstructing and modeling spheres of interaction at different spatial and temporal scales. Students will learn an innovative approach, used in recent studies, for modelling spheres of interaction. The course will cover a variety of theories and concepts that will enable students to apply this method to further regions, material groups, and time periods. The course is divided into individual lessons presented by experts, thus providing a diverse overview of approaches.

For more information visit the website or view the flyer.

2nd CAA-GR Conference at the University of Athens on December 2016

The Second "Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology" (CAA-GR 2016) conference will be held at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 December 2016. A workshop (theme to be confirmed) is scheduled on Monday 19 December 2016.

The organizing committee of CAA-GR 2016 will soon invite contributions that fall within the following research areas:

  • Field prospection and recording methods for excavation and laboratory work
  • Data modeling, management and integration
  • Linked data and the semantic web
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • 3D modeling, virtual reality and simulations
  • Geomatics, aerial photography and remote sensing
  • GIS applications in a historical context
  • Digital data long-term preservation and re-use
  • Users and interfaces: education, museums and multimedia
  • Theoretical issues on computer applications in Archaeology and the Humanities
  • Digital Humanities and Social Media
  • Digital Cities, cultural heritage management and protection
  • Crowdsourcing for Humanities Research

The conference proceedings will be published in the form of e-publication (with ISBN) and will become available on-line through our web-site soon after the end of the conference.

The call for papers and additional information on CAA GR 2016 will be published on the conference  website in April 2016.

    Preliminary time schedule

2nd September 2016

End of Call for Papers and Posters

3rd October 2016

Notification of Speakers / Poster presenters

15th October 2016

End of Early Bird Registration (discounted fee)

14th November 2016

End of Registration for presenters

2nd December 2016

End of Registration for conference/workshop attendants
(Subject to space availability; attendants might be able to register during the conference)

19th December 2016

Workshop (Theme to be confirmed)

20th-21st December 2016

Conference

15th February 2017

Submission of Manuscripts

1st April 2017

End of Reviewing Process

15th May 2017

Deadline for Revised Manuscripts

20th June 2017

Camera ready papers

30th July 2017

Publication

You may download the CAA-GR 2016 conference flyer.

Sensing the past: Remote Monitoring for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

RSCy2016

Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environmentʼ 4-8 April, 2016 - Cyprus
Special Session on
Sensing the past: Remote Monitoring for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

Call for papers

The RSCy2016, April 4 - 8, 2016 is a most welcome forum to present the latest updates related to current archaeological applications of remote sensing and non-invasive investigation, analysis, and monitoring methods, covering the full spectrum of topics, techniques, time span and global application. A special focus will be drawn on Remote Sensing applications intended for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage.

For further information please visit the RSCy2016 webiste.

Training Workshop on 'Digital methods and tools for archaeological data curation'

Athena Research Centre / DigitalCuration Unit organises and hosts a Training Worshop on 'Digital methods and tools for archaeological data curation', open to participants interested in the use of digital methods and tools for accessing, representing, visualising and communicating archaeological resources. It is taught by an international faculty, including instructors from the Digital Curation Unit, the University of Oxford and the University of Southampton.

This workshop will be held in Athens, Greece on 29 June - 1 July 2015 at the Athens University History Museum. It is part of a five-day Summer School organised in the context of the ARIADNE project on "Emerging digital practices in archaeological research".The goal is to enable researchers and professionals to engage with cutting edge and emerging digital practices of archaeological research, ranging from new methods to capture, organize and curate fieldwork information to new approaches to archaeological interpretation and dissemination, mediated by digital infrastructures.

The Summer School is organised as part of the ARIADNE Transnational Access (TNA) activities, which offer researchers the opportunity to participate in training visits to carry forward their own research.

General Info: http://entopia.org/summerschool
Registration: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ariadne-training-workshop-digital-methods-and-tools-for-archaeological-data-curation-tickets-17222787822