Round Tables, Workshops and Advanced Archaeological Trainings

Deadline: March 8, 2019
Notification: March 22, 2019

This is an invitation to submit proposals for sessions, round tables, workshops, and advanced archaeological trainings in the 24th Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies focusing on Monumental Computations, to be held November 4-6, 2019 in Vienna, Austria.

In most countries large urban development projects pose a challenge for organizations and individuals whose aim it is to preserve as much of the cultural heritage in the cities concerned as possible. Computational approaches are indispensable in all steps of a large urban development project because they
– assist monument protection agencies in collaboration with urban planners to find the optimal compromise in terms of urban needs and preservation of known cultural heritage.
– support the efficient documentation of monuments and archaeological sites before their destruction in the course of urban development activities
– include new and attractive methods of informing the public.

A session proposal should identify a coherent topic within the broad theme outlined above.
Session organizers are responsible for soliciting high quality papers for the session and for overseeing the review process. Please note that for sessions consisting of 20 minute talks, contributors have to submit abstracts on the CHNT Homepage.

Possible themes:

  • New technologies within prospection methods
  • Remote sensing: aerial photography (old and new), LIDAR, satellite imagery, multi- and hyper-spectral data, sonar and geophysical survey….
  • Non-invasive archaeology: e.g. interpretation of the remote sensing or laser scanning and the visualization of the analyses
  • Historic Building Information Modelling
  • Digitising the archaeological process
  • Spatial Data Infrastructure (GIS, etc.…) ; geomatics for Cultural Heritage
  • Digital Archives / Long-term data preservation
  • Visualising the past: on-site and off-site presentations; landscape reconstructions (the landscape before the actual city or landscape); settlement history;
  • High Definition Archaeology: analyzing in fine detail certain aspects of an excavation (e.g. stratigraphy, certain materials) – on the different materials excavated in huge masses during large infrastructure works like e.g. organic material, archaeobotany and archaeozoology, archaeopalynology, dating techniques
  • Metrological approaches
  • Written heritage and new technologies
  • Big Data in general: large excavations like metro works reveal an enormous amount of objects and data – how to deal with them – digital analyses, digital and analogue safeguarding; metadata and digital management;
  • Artificial Intelligence: Deep Learning in Cultural Heritage
  • Public: how do you involve the public (e.g. websites on results of metro excavations, presentation of results to the public (remnants are visible in metro), etc.

Deadline: March 8, 2019
Notification: March 22, 2019

Submit your proposal