Welcome to the Greek chapter of the international non-profit organization "Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology» (CAA-GR). Members of CAA-GR are scientists from the fields of archeology, social sciences, life sciences, arts, mathematics, information technology, engineers and scientists in all fields of cultural heritage.

Recent News

a.r.t.e.s. EUmanities programmea.r.t.e.s. EUmanities is a pioneering programme for a European Graduate School for the Humanities, co-funded by the European Union and the University of Cologne in the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (Horizon 2020: MSCA).

Designed to meet the needs of each individual Early Stage Researcher  (ESR) in the Humanities, beginning in April 2017 a.r.t.e.s. EUmanities  will provide places for up to 10 ESRs every year for 3 years, training young scholars to excel in research and cope with the global challenges Europe is facing.

ESR positions will have a duration of 36 months per person. The ESRs will be employed full-time by the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School (living allowance EUR 3,073 gross plus mobility, travel and family allowances). The employment conditions include social benefit payments such as health insurance, unemployment insurance, pension contributions and parental benefits.

Application deadline: October 31, 2016

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 (letter)

Recent bids for 2020

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.


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


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


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)

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