The CAA2021 call for papers is now open. You are invited to submit an abstract for a paper or poster on any aspect of computer applications or quantitative methods in archaeology. Abstracts for papers should be submitted to a specific session. A list of accepted sessions can be found at: https://2021.caaconference.org/sessions/. Each session will follow one of the following formats:
Standard – with a series of formal papers (normally 10 – 20 minutes in length + time for questions) addressing a theme presented in advance by the organisers;
Round Table – with a pre-conference position paper published by the organisers, followed by an invitation for researchers to submit a response in advance or to participate in open-forum discussion at the session;
Other – with the format decided by the organisers, exploring innovative and creative ways for participants to engage with the session.
Current Status and the Future of Digital Archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean
The Greek Chapter of the Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA-GR) cordially invites you to attend a series of weekly online roundtable sessions (1 ½ hours duration each) that will run during October 2020. The invited speakers and the participants will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences on digital archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean and will envision future directions. A strong focal point in these discussions will be on how the digital practice can cross boundaries and facilitate international collaboration. The intention is to establish a cross-border collegial environment where scholars share their experiences, highlight problems and offer potential solutions, knowledge transfer and know-how.
In the first week, colleagues residing in Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey will offer their experience and discuss issues, such as the level of digital scholarship in educational institutes, challenges in adopting digital curricula, managerial problems in digital projects and how they tackle them.
In the second week, colleagues from foreign archaeological missions will share their experience in conducting or managing digital archaeology projects in an Eastern Mediterranean country, focusing on aspects of digital archaeology that might have eased the integration to host countries respectively or created a new and unforeseeable set of problems.
In the third week, scholars who are/were in the state sector will take the floor and talk about the impact of digital transformation and how states evaluate archaeological projects. National policies concerning digital archaeology or presentation of large-scale archaeological projects are at focus in this meeting. Furthermore, participants will contribute their experience on how and why state archaeological services and departments adopt some digital tools and reject others.
In the fourth week, a scholar of digital archaeology will provide a synthesis on the previous weeks’ discussions. The participants will be able to share their opinions on how digital archaeology will/should be in the future in the Eastern Mediterranean.
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
Week 1. Research and Innovation, 9 October 2020 Time: 18:00 EEST (Athens Time Zone)
Opening (5 mins)
Part 1: Presentations (45 minutes)
Despoina Tsiafaki, Athena Research Center, Greece
Phaedon C. Kyriakidis, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Announcement of the CAA-GR2020 Conference Organizing Committee
We hope that we find you all well and in good health in the current crisis related to COVID-19. We have received a considerable number of abstracts for presentations at the 4th CAA-GR conference ‘Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Greece’, even though everybody’s work and research was heavily affected by lockdowns and travel restrictions during this year’s spring. During the last weeks, however, we were intensely discussing the practicability of organizing the conference under the current circumstances of the COVID-19 crisis. In any case it will certainly not be possible to organize the conference as initially planned in October, hosting a larger number of participants at the N.C.S.R. “Demokritos” campus. Alternatives would be to organize the conference either as purely virtual event or as hybrid event with a limited number of participants at N.C.S.R. “Demokritos” and facilities for web presentations by presenters who cannot join the conference in person. However, either way the opportunity for elaborate discussion or interaction among participants will be missing, which constitutes usually an essential part of conferences. For this, in accordance with the CAA-GR Board we came to the decision to postpone the 4th CAA-GR conference to October 2021. The exact date has yet to be confirmed, as it will be assumedly not the only postponed conference/workshop next year.
We would like to thank everybody who has submitted an abstract for a presentation. The submitted abstracts and contributions will remain to be considered for presentation at the conference next year. There will be no need for re-submission. The authors are free to update or edit their abstracts at any time or to withdraw them. For more information and updates please visit our web page caa-gr2020.net, the webpage of the CAA-GR Society or contact us at email@example.com.
Keep healthy, looking forward to welcoming you next year
The Organizing Committee
CAA-GR2020, 1-2 Oct 2020 (postponed !) Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Greece
The Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Cyprus University of Technology, the project ‘EXCELSIOR’ H2020 TEAMING and the ‘ERATOSTHENES’ Centre of Excellence for Earth Surveillance and Space-Based Monitoring of the Environment,
are privileged to welcome you on Thursday 9/7/2020 at 11.00 am to the speech of Dr. ROSA LASAPONARA, CNR Italy and board member of ‘ERATOSTHENIS’, on
‘Remote sensing for natural and Cultural heritage: Data, science and operational applications’
Professor Phaedon C. Kyriakidis, Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Technology and Research Coordinator of the ERATOSTHENES’ Centre of Excellence will be coordinating the event.
We invite all interested bodies and organisations who wish to host one of the forthcoming conferences of the CAA-GR to express their interest by sending us their bid proposal at the following address firstname.lastname@example.org and by preparing a short presentation about their candidacy, which will be discussed and voted on during the next conference in Athens, 1-2 Oct. 2020 (CAA-GR 2020).
The bidding period will conclude end of August 2020, one month before the CAA-GR 2020 Conference.