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Conference Begins Tomorrow

The time is upon us! The CAAUK 2010 conference opens tomorrow. Hopefully everyone has registered in time and we look forward to seeing you between 10:00 and 13:00 for registration with the papers starting at 13:30.

The abstract booklet and finalised programme have been uploaded – Abstract Booklet, Programme.



Provisional Programme

Numbers are limited so please Register before the 12th February to guarantee your place.

Computer Applications for Archaeology UK Chapter Annual Conference 2010

Please note that each paper will be 20mins in length with 5 mins after each paper for questions, plus discussion time at the end of each session.

Friday 19th February

10:00 – 13:00 – Registration

13:30 – 14:00 – Introduction and H&S etc.

Session 1 (14:00 – 17:30) – Data-Sharing , New Media and Inter-Operability (SJE Chair)

14:00 – 14:25 Interoperate with whom? Archaeology, Formality and the Semantic Web (Leif Isaksen, University of Southampton).

14:25 – 14:50 Using Participatory Media & Mash-Ups Facilitate Community Archaeology on the Thames Foreshore (Lorna Richardson, Thames Discovery Programme, UCL).

14:50 – 15:15 Project RedSquid (Michael Charno, Stuart Jeffery, Stewart Waller, Jon Bateman, Julian Richards – ADS, University of York).

15:15 – 15:30 Discussion

15:30 – 16:00 Tea & Coffee

16:00 – 16:25 ScotlandsPlaces: Connecting People to Places (Ashley Beamer and Mark Gillick

16:25 – 16:50 An online reporting mechanism for radiocarbon dating in Scotland. (Peter McKeague (RCAHMS); Catherine Hardman (ADS) and Stewart Waller (ADS))

16:50 – 17:15 Standards, standards and ‘standards’ – Effective frameworks for archaeology in the digital age (Paul Cripps, Wessex Archaeology)

17:15 – 17:30 Discussion

18:00 – 19:30 Wine Reception

19:30 – ?? Dinner at Ravi Shankar, Drummond Street – followed by beers

Saturday 20th February

Session 2 (09:30 – 13:00) – (Modeling, GIS and Spatial Analysis ML Chair)

09:30 – 09:55 Viewshed calculations in fully 3D townscapes: exploring social aspects of geometrically complex urban spaces (Eleftheria Paliou, Freie Universität Berlin).

09:55 – 10:20 Archaeological predictive modeling and cultural heritage resource management (Bill Wilcox, University of East Anglia)

10:20 – 10:45 Archaeological databases and GIS as Cultural Heritage Management tools in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (Adi Keinan, UCL)

10:45 – 11:00 Discussion

11:00 – 11:30 Tea and Coffee

11:30 – 11:55 Survey in the Dunes: Exploring space, scale and direction in a visually obstructed Central Asian landscape (Steve Markofsky, UCL)

11:55 – 12:20 To Model the Predictive Modelling: A Case Study of 2nd Millennium Eastern Rhodope (Denitsa Nenova, UCL)

12:20 – 12:45 Quantifying and Integrating Temporal Uncertainties in Archaeological Analysis: Methodological and Theoretical implications (Enrico Crema, UCL)

12:45 – 13:00 Discussion

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and Poster Session

Session 3 (14:00 – 17:30) – Mobility, Sites and Networks (AB Chair)

14:00 – 14:25 Towards Archaeological Network Analysis (Tom Brughmans, University of Southampton)

14:25 – 14:50 Project HESTIA: Representing Space In Herodotus’ Histories (Leif Isaksen (University of Southampton), Elton Barker (Open University), Stefan Bouzarovski (University of Birmingham) & Christopher Pelling (University of Oxford))

14:40 – 15:15 Towards a theory of movement: exploring the role of landscape markers during Iberian Late Prehistory (Patricia Murrieta Flores (University of Southampton))

15:15 – 15:30 Discussion

15:30 – 16:00 Tea and Coffee

16:00 – 16:25 Managing Movement in Archaeological Sites (Angeliki Crysanthi (University of Southampton))

16:25 – 16:50 Location-based Interpretation at Archaeological and Heritage Sites: Mediascape Development and Visitor Reception (Elaine Massung, University of Bristol)

16:50 – 17:00 Discussion

17:00 – 17:30 Antiquist ArchCamp (Leif Isaksen and Stuart Eve)



Registration Closing Soon

All the papers have been chosen and the Programme is being drawn up as we speak. We have papers on all sorts of topics from the 3 R’s – Reusability, Repeatability and Robustness to new approaches to Mobility studies. Now is the time to Register for a chance to come and enjoy the CAAUK 2010, London-Style!

Numbers are limited so please Register before the 9th February to guarantee your place.



Call for Papers

The Institute of Archaeology at University College London and the CAA UK Chapter committee would like to invite you to submit a paper or poster presentation for the CAA UK Chapter conference 2010. The conference is to be held at the Institute of Archaeology, London on the 19th – 20th February 2010.

We welcome submissions on any topic within the sphere of archaeological computing, but this year we particularly encourage papers that address the following topical themes:

  • The 3 R’s – Reusability, Repeatability and Robustness – This can be in relation to many different areas such as quantitative modeling, ABM, spatial modeling, practical examples of data reuse, mash-ups, etc.
  • Mobility – This can include submissions on any type of computer-based mobility studies including (but not limited to) settlement patterns, linguistic mobility, temporal mobility, visitor movement, animal movement etc.

Other themes of long-standing interest to researchers and practitioners include:

  • Archaeological computing methods and techniques within the Cultural Resource Management (CRM) environment – Submissions on current computing practice and method are particularly welcome from commercial archaeology companies, museum professionals, heritage managers, local authority officers or other bodies working within CRM.
  • Pattern recognition – Finding patterns within archaeological data, site patterning, image recognition, etc.
  • Theory within Archaeological Computing – The application of archaeological theory within the computing environment e.g post-processual approaches to archaeological computing.

The papers should be 20 minutes in duration. Please send abstracts of up to 300 words to: – the deadline is the 27th November 2009.

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