CAA-GR2021 SESSIONS keynote presentations

We are happy to announce that the CAA-GR2021 SESSIONS keynote presentations have been published by the CARARE Vimeo Channel.

Follow the links to reach the CAA-GR2021 SESSIONS keynote presentations:

We take the opportunity to remind that the Greek Chapter of the CAA organised CAA-GR2021 SESSIONS in collaboration with

  • the ARIADNEplus consortium
  • the SEADDA network
  • the CARARE association

Furthermore, this event focused on Open Archaeological content curation and stewardship. The topic emerged as one of the outcomes of last year’s CAA-GR October sessions on the Current Status and the Future of Digital Archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean. There, the overall management of digital archaeological content emerged naturally during the discussions. 

We express our thanks and appreciation to our keynote speakers, all the participants at the event, and particularly Kate Fernie for the dissemination through the CARARE channel.

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Results of the CAA-GR Steering Committee 2021 elections

Following the recent announcement regarding the CAA-GR board elections, we received one candidate for each of the six positions on the board. For this reason, the CAA-GR board made the decision to cancel the the e-voting procedure.

Based on this decision, the new CAA-GR board for the period 2021-2024 is formed as follow:

Emeri Farinetti     Chair
George Pavlidis Deputy Chair
Theodora Moutsiou Secretary
N. Pinar Ozguner GulhanTreasurer
Dorina MoullouPublication Officer
Stella Sylaiou                 Social Media, Communications and Outreach

The CAA-GR board would like to congratulate all the members of the new board and which them a productive and successful period 2021-2024.

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CAA-GR board elections

According to the CAA-GR constitution members of the CAA-GR Board are elected for a 3-year term with the right to be re-elected for a second term. Thus, 2021 is a year for elections at CAA-GR. Two of the current Board members, Markos Katsianis, Deputy Chair, and Tuna Kalayci, Treasurer, are stepping down, as they are completing their second 3-year term. All Board positions will be open to interested eligible candidates. According to the provisions of article III.3.c, due to the current status regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and for the smooth operation of the CAA-GR, electronic voting will be used for this election.

In this respect the CAA-GR Board is launching the election procedure for new Board members. All eligible candidates (according to articles III.3.d, IV.2, V.4) are invited to apply for any Board position. The elections will be conducted with electronic voting through the Zeus Digital Voting systemCandidacies must be submitted (according to article V.4) to the present Board members at least 10 days before the published election date, through the dedicated form, by indicating the position of the Board at which they would like to be elected and uploading a 2-page CV as well as a photograph.

All information on eligible candidates will be made accessible to CAA-GR members via the CAA-GR channels.

1. Important Dates

  • Candidacy form open: Monday, 3 May 2021
  • Deadline for candidates: Friday, 21 May 2021
  • e-Vote start: Monday, 1 June 2021
  • e-Vote end: Friday, 18 June 2021
  • Announcement of results: Monday, 21 June 2021 through the CAA-GR media channels.

2. Board Members Responsibilities – Position Descriptions

All board members act as representatives of the CAA-GR community in CAA International conference meetings and activities. They are expected to attend the CAA-GR and CAA-Int conferences to the best of their ability and work in connection with the relevant CAA-Int committees to actively promote the CAA-Int policies.


The primary role of the Chairperson is to provide coordination for the group. They must be dynamic, strategic and willing to commit a not insubstantial effort to the building of the community over the duration of their tenure. The Chair is responsible for making sure that each scientific meeting is planned effectively, conducted according to the constitution and that matters are dealt with in an orderly, efficient manner. The CAA-GR Chair will need to attend most frequently the CAA-International conferences and provide information about the activities of CAA-GR.

Deputy Chair

The deputy chair works with the chairperson to ensure that each scientific meeting and other activities (e.g. seminars, events) proceed smoothly. S/he must be willing and able to take up a high profile role assuming duties of the chairperson when the latter is unavailable. Such duties will be decided on a case by case basis by all members of the Board. The vice-chair works in close collaboration with the relevant organising committees to oversee, report and communicate with different stakeholders, (including the academic community, industry, agencies, Government, university leaders, and the wider public) the preparation of conferences and other events in which the CAA-GR is directly involved.


The Secretary must ensure that the CAA-GR operation is fully and properly recorded. Specifically, this means that the Secretary must arrange, prepare agendas for, and record the minutes of each scientific meeting. They must ensure that messages are communicated effectively between the board, the Scientific Committees, the members of CAA-GR and the broader community. The secretary is also in charge of any matters related to members and membership.

Publications officer

The Publications Officer is charged with the management of the CAA-GR official publication strategy. Each Scientific Meeting should have a person in charge of the publication of the proceedings. The Publications Officer will oversee this process ensuring that any printed and/or digital outputs comply with CAA-GR and CAA-Int. standards in the field and follows open-access policies for research outputs. In this capacity, the Publications Officer will also develop a strategy for, and implement the dissemination of the papers and presentations of the event, through sourcing and coordination of peer reviewers, liaison with web editors/ publishers etc. S/he will also ensure the proper editing of the proceedings of a Scientific Meeting in collaboration with the person in charge from the SM Organising Committee.


The Treasurer oversees the financial administration of the organisation, reviews procedures and financial reporting, and advises the board and conference organisers on financial strategy and fundraising. The Treasurer should also keep up-to-date records as well as an audit trail for all transactions, protect the organisation against fraud and theft, ensure safe custody of money and prompt banking, and make sure the CAA-GR board members understand their financial obligations and that the organisation complies with any tax regulations. Internal processes and reporting methods should be reviewed at least annually.

Social Media, Communications and Outreach

The person undertaking those duties will (a) be expected to develop the strategies for communicating with different stakeholders, including the academic community, industry, agencies, Government, university leaders, and the wider public; (b) be the administrator of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and any other social media CAA-GR pages, while being in charge of constantly updating the CAA-GR website as instructed by the Board members and according to decisions taken in SC meetings and AGMs; (c) lead the web and social media strategies.

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CAA-GR 2021 SESSIONS (Spring Edition)

CAA-GR 2021 SESSIONS (Spring Edition) – “Open Digital Archaeological Content in the Connected World: Curation and Stewardship”
April, 16th 2021

“Open Digital Archaeological Content in the Connected World: Curation and Stewardship”

The Greek Chapter of the Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA-GR) in collaboration with the ARIADNEplus consortium (Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe – plus), the SEADDA network (Saving European Archaeology from the Digital Dark Age) and the CARARE association (Connecting Archaeology and Architecture in Europe), cordially invites you to attend an online roundtable session on Open Archaeological content curation and stewardship.

The event builds on the outcomes of last year’s CAA-GR October sessions on the Current Status and the Future of Digital Archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean. A recurring theme that emerged during these discussions has been the overall management of digital archaeological content. 

The online roundtable session will extent this discussion, addressing issues related to the accessibility of digital archaeological content, and the effort required by heritage professionals and researchers to manage, structure, secure over the long term so as to make heritage digital assets available to the wider community at both local and international levels.

The invited speakers will have the opportunity to share their own experience on archaeological data stewardship and the Open Science strategy. They will further describe the current landscape of policies and best practices towards digital content curation and showcase ongoing international research on archaeological data archiving, dissemination and reuse through the gradual integration of separate institutional and national archaeological data repositories and into larger content aggregators at the European and global level. 

As archaeologists and heritage professionals are increasingly becoming digital data producers and users, the theme of digital curation is relevant to daily practices with respect to sustainable, transparent, open and reusable resources in the connected world. The intention is to highlight problems and present potential solutions, set up know-how transfer networks and facilitate transnational collaborative activities to address digital obsolescence. The presentations will be followed by a roundtable discussion, including a Q&A for the audience.

Take a look at the full announcement.


The CAA-GR 2021 online sessions (Spring edition) event will use the GoToMeeting technology. The links for the sessions will be provided to registered participants only.
Registration is required and it is free.
Registration is now open. Please use this form to register to the event and become a member of CAA-GR with no obligation on your behalf.

Organizing Committee

Athos Agapiou, Cyprus University of Technology
Markos Katsianis, University of Patras
George Pavlidis, Athena-Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies
Dorina Moullou, Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica / Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
Tuna Kalayci, Leiden University
Stella Sylaiou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The link will be shared to the registered participants only

Event Program

April, 16th 2021, 18:00 EEST (Athens Time Zone)

  • Opening (5 mins)
  • Part 1: Presentations (60 minutes)
    • Agiatis Benardou, Digital Curation Unit, ATHENA R.C. and AUEB, Greece
    • Holly Wright, Archaeology Data Service, University of York, UK
    • Kate Fernie, 2Culture Associates, UK and CARARE, Ireland
  • Part 2: Roundtable with Q&A for the audience (40 minutes)

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2nd International Conference TMM-CH
Rebranding the World in Crisis through Culture

12-15 December 2021 Athens Greece


Innovative scientific methodologies and challenging projects marking future trends in the protection of cultural heritage, have initiated a universal conversation within a holistic approach, merging competence from the scientific fields of architecture, civil engineering, surveying engineering, materials science and engineering, information technology and archaeology, as well as heritage professionals on restoration and conservation, stakeholders, industry representatives and policy makers. The combined utilization of digital documentation technologies with innovative analytical and non-destructive techniques, numerical, computational and 3D techniques, archaeometric and archaeogene methods, supports the creation of a transdisciplinary multispectral modeling towards the sustainable preservation of cultural heritage. Innovation is enhancing and revealing a critical dimension of the preservation of cultural heritage along with social participation and communication.

The National Technical University of Athens interdisciplinary team “Protection of monuments” [Prof. A. Moropoulou, Prof. Emer. M. Korres, Prof. A. Georgopoulos, Prof. C. Spyrakos, Ass. Prof. C. Mouzakis], scientific responsible for the Holy Aedicule’s rehabilitation of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and the Technical Chamber of Greece, in collaboration with international and Greek Authorities, organize the 2nd TMM_CH International Conference on “Transdisciplinary Multispectral Modelling and Cooperation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage: Rebranding the World in Crisis through Culture”, on 12-15 December 2021, in Athens, Greece, discussing modern trends in the original agora of our technological and democratic roots.

The Conference is organized by the National Technical University of Athens, in cooperation with the Technical Chamber of Greece, the National Geographic Society, the World Monuments Fund, the Cultural Heritage Finance Alliance, the International Council of Monuments and Sites ICOMOS, the Organization of World Heritage Cities OWHC, the European Society for Engineering Education SEFI, the European Construction Technology Platform ECTP, the International Federation of Surveyors FIG, the International Committee CIPA Heritage Documentation, and other major international and European organizations, associations and networks in the field of cultural heritage preservation, which had successfully organized the 1st TMM_CH Conference.

The conference will be held at the Eugenides Foundation in a hybrid format, if needed. Scientific walk and talk visits on 12 December 2021 to Acropolis Monuments and Museum [in the footsteps of the Greek Peripatetic Philosophical School] and other visits planned upon demand.

At the 1st TMM_CH Conference, which was held with great success in October 2018 at the Eugenides Foundation in Athens, with the presence of 350 delegates from 22 countries from all continents, the emblematic rehabilitation of the Holy Aedicule of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was presented as an exemplary application, in the field of monuments protection, of interdisciplinary and multispectral collaboration, as an outcome of innovation, not only on Research, but in the implementation process as well, with emphasis on technological advancements, not only intersecting all the scientific fields of engineers and natural scientists, but also initiating an ongoing dialogue with humanities, such as Archaeology, Theology, Sociology, Diplomacy and Tourism.

The scope of the 2nd TMM_CH Conference is to present the latest developments in research and innovation that identify novel trends to build an interdisciplinary approach to conservation and holistic digital documentation of cultural heritage. The utilization and reuse of monuments, historic cities and sites, forms the framework of a sustainable preservation of cultural heritage, in accordance with the principles of circular economy; in terms of respect and protection of values, materials, structures, architecture and landscape; with an informed society, able to participate effectively in the policies that will design and implement the new strategies required.

Sharing knowledge, experiences, and recommendations about sustainable cultural heritage approaches and practices at a moment of great risk and a time of renewed possibilities, will reorientate conversation to explore the current conditions and contours of the World in crisis rebranding itself through Culture, and relaunching development.


  • Multispectral, Multidimensional, Novel Approach through Transdisciplinarity and Cooperation in the Protection of Cultural Heritage: Exemplary Projects (The Project of the Rehabilitation of the Holy Sepulchre’s Holy Aedicule, EDICULA Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership, et als)
  • Digital Heritage
  • Heritage at Risk
  • Resilience to Climate Change, Natural Hazards and Pandemic Risks – Biosafety
  • Advanced Non Destructive and Structural Techniques for Diagnosis, Redesign and Health Monitoring
  • Archaeometry, Archaegene
  • Conserving Compatibility, the Materiality of Structures and Architectural Authenticity
  • Cross-Discipline Earthquake Protection and Structural Assessment of Monuments
  • Transdisciplinary Dialogue among Architecture, Engineering and Natural Sciences with Humanities and Diplomacy
  • Bridging Heritage Stakeholders, Science and Industry
  • Sustainable Preservation  and Management of Cultural Heritage
  • Historical / Architectural  Sites, Monuments and Complexes as Open Labs of Innovation and Sustainable Socioeconomic Development
  • Historic Cities and Centers: New Preservation Strategies by Reuse for Development
  • The Reuse of Cultural Heritage through Circular Economy and Social Participation as Key Contribution to Local and Regional Development
  • Cultural Heritage and Tourism
  • Revealing and Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets within Green and Blue Deal for Integrated Sustainable Development of Isolated Areas (Islands, Mountain areas, et als)
  • Novel Educational Approach for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage 
    From Research and Innovation to Policy
  • Rebranding the World in Crisis through Culture
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