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CALL. 02.09.2016: Second Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA-GR) Conf



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Athens, Greece)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Giorgos Vavouranakis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) ; Markos Katsianis (Member of the CAA-GR board) ; Yiannis Papadatos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) Platon Petridis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) ; Marlen Mouliou (National University of Athens)

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The second CAA-GR conference will be held at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, from Tuesday 20th to Wednesday 21st December 2016.The main venue will be preceded by workshops on Monday, 19th December 2016.

CAA (Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology) is the premier international conference for all aspects of computing, quantitative methods and digital applications in Archaeology. With a history going back to 1972, CAA encourages participation from scholars, specialists and experts in the fields of archaeology, history, cultural heritage, digital scholarship, GIS, mathematics, semantic web, informatics and members of other disciplines that complement and extend the interests of CAA.

The Greek chapter of CAA International (CAA-GR) was established in 2012, in order to develop a forum to discuss the various practical, theoretical and methodological issues involved in the increasing number of computer applications in Greek archaeological and cultural heritage contexts, and share the results of related research. CAA-GR aims to encourage communication between different disciplines, to provide a survey of present work in the field, to stimulate discussion and further develop these areas of research. For these reasons, it welcomes archaeologists with expertise from a variety of disciplines in the field of social sciences, life sciences, engineering and arts actively involved in computer applications in the cultural heritage domain, conservators, mathematicians and computer scientists.

The second CAA GR conference promises to build upon the sucess of the first venue, hosted by the Institute of Mediterranean Studies at Rethymno, Crete, in 2014. The organizing committee wishes to follow the theme of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, "history that enlightens, knowledge that evolves". Thus, the second CAA GR conference aims to attract papers and posters about cutting edge digital applications and other quantative research methodologies, which will be able to further illuminate our past via a renewed understanding of its material remains.

Call for Papers

You may download the call in pdf format (Greek, English).

The CAA GR 2016 organising 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 neighbouring areas. The official languages of the conference are Greek and English.


· Oral Presentations

Conventional 15 minute PowerPoint presentations followed by individual and session discussion. They are mostly suitable for the presentation of the main aspects of a large project, of final results and of applications or arguments with a distinct impact upon research.

· Posters

Posters are suitable for the presentation of preliminary research results, of work in progress and of specific case studies and applications.

Poster size: 110cm X 80 cm. Orientation: Portrait. The top of the poster should mention a) the title (font size at least 54 points) b) the name(s) of the author(s) (font size at least 40 points), c) affiliation(s) (font size at least 24 points). Main body text should be at least 24 points. Illustration captions should be at least 20 points. Bibliographic references should be restricted to minimum (font size at least 20 points).


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.

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