CAA 2002

Call for Papers

Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference

2-6 April, 2002, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

CAA2002 will be held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece from 2 to 6 April 2002. Pre-conference workshops will be organized on 2 April, while the main conference will take place from 3 to 5 April and a full-day excursion to an archaeological site will be arranged for 6 April. The scientific programme will be organized in plenary and parallel sessions and will include contributed papers and invited lectures, as well as posters and demonstrations. Time slots for contributed papers will be 30 or 15 minutes long, including discussion.

Details concerning the organization of the conference, submission of paper, poster and workshop proposals, registration, travel and accommodation will be posted on the CAA2002 Web page

Conference main theme

“The Digital Heritage of Archeology”

With computers and electronic communication, information of high quality can be produced at an unprecedented rate, and it can be predicted that shortly the digital form of knowledge keeping will dominate all others, giving rise to a rapidly increasing body of knowledge, which could genuinely be called the "Digital Heritage of Archeology".
This situation poses a series of challenges. First, how to create knowledge in a form we expect to be most useful in the future, even for purposes as yet unspecified. Epistemological questions of interdisciplinary nature between archeology and computer science thus arise about objectives and methods. Second, questions of management of the wealth of data, its preservation, and its organization to make it available as a resource for research and education.  The semantic connection of information about archeological objects in museums and in archives from archeological research is also part of this set of questions. Third, how technologies, such as GIS, virtual reality, simulation, etc., can best be used to exploit this knowledge and to advance research, as well as to assess the needs of field study documentation in the future.
CAA2002 provides a good opportunity to draw attention to such an integrated view of the use of computer technology in the service of archeology.

Conference topics

Important dates

As soon as possible: Expression of interest to submit a 30/15 minute paper or a poster

1.11.2001               : Submission of abstracts
20.12.2001             : Notification of acceptance


Conference co-chairs:
Prof. Panos Constantopoulos
    Department of Computer Science, University of Crete and Institute of Computer Science, FORTH
Prof. Athanassios Kalpaxis
    Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete and Institute of Mediterranean Studies, FORTH

Local Organizing Committee:
Dr. Martin Doerr, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH
Chryssoula Bekiari, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH
Dr. Apostolos Sarris, Institute of Mediterranean Studies, FORTH
Dr. Evaggelia Karimali, Institute of Mediterranean Studies, FORTH

CAA 2002
Institute of Computer Science
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
PO Box 1385, 711 10 Heraklion , Greece
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