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Monday, March 30
 

08:00

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Monday March 30, 2015 08:00 - 10:00
TBA

09:00

3DHOP – Presenting online high-res 3D models: a crash course
3DHOP (3D Heritage Online Presenter) is an open-source tool for the creation of multimedia interactive Web presentations of digital cultural artifacts. 3DHOP target audience range from the museum curators with some IT experience to the experienced Web designers who wants to embed 3D contents in their creations. Based on WebGL, works on almost all platforms, without plugin or a dedicated server, directly inside HTML pages and is capable of streaming multiresolution 3D meshes over HTTP, supporting the exploration of huge 3D models on commodity computers and standard internet connections.

The workshop will present the tool, its components and capabilities, and various examples of 3D web visualization created with it. Then, in a hands-on tutorial, the participants will be guided through the setup of a 3D web visualization, going from a simple example to a more complex multiple-object active-spots animated 3D-HTML page.

The participants will receive documentation material, how-to and web templates, and all the 3D/2D data used in the hands-on tutorial (to start experimenting with the tool).

Speakers
avatar for Matteo Dellepiane

Matteo Dellepiane

Researcher, Visual Computing Laboratory - ISTI - CNR - Italy
ISTI-CNR
avatar for Marco Potenziani

Marco Potenziani

Research Fellow, Visual Computing Laboratory Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (ISTI) National Research Council (CNR)
My research interests include the following fields of Computer Graphics: Web applications design, 3D interactive visualization, Interface desing, Online rendering of large dataset, Digital archeology. | I have been engaged in several research projects (funded by EU and national agencies... Read More →


Monday March 30, 2015 09:00 - 10:30
Room D University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

Hands-On Archaeological Conceptual Modelling 2
Research and practice in archaeology often generates, and needs to manage, a large amount of information, which exhibits complex relationships and categorisation phenomena. The quality of the conceptual models that we use when gathering, organising, processing and reporting this information determines, to a large extent, the quality of our work. Creating explicit, high-quality conceptual models is a crucial task in any information-intensive endeavour, and especially in those where the complexity of the information means that intuition alone is not sufficient.

This workshop will provide an exhaustive, hands-on introduction to conceptual modelling in archaeology, by using two related technologies. First of all, the workshop will introduce CHARM (Cultural Heritage Abstract Reference Model, www.charminfo.org), an abstract and wide representation of the basic concepts that we can use to compose models of the archaeological record and related information. CHARM will be used to introduce attendees to a formalised way of thinking about archaeological entities and the valorizations that we make about them, using their own terminology and conceptualizations, but without losing the ability to interoperate and share information with one another. Special attention will be paid to issues such as how to represent material and performative entities as well as agents, valorizations and representations.

Secondly, and at the same time that CHARM models are developed, the discipline of conceptual modelling, often seen as pertaining to the engineering world, will be introduced to attendees. This introduction will be achieved by experimenting with ConML (www.conml.org), the language in which CHARM is expressed, rather than through theoretical explanations. ConML is a simple, high-level, affordable, powerful modelling language specifically designed with the humanities and social sciences in mind. In addition to supporting most of the object-oriented structural modelling constructs, ConML extends them with concerns that are rarely seen in industry-standard approaches but which are extremely important in archaeology, such as the ability to express temporality and subjectivity in conceptual models.

The workshop will assume no previous knowledge of conceptual modelling, although it will assume familiarity with archaeological concepts and practice. Participants will be asked to undertake an extensive array of exercises and practical cases in the archaeological domain, either individually or in small groups, throughout the workshop. The maximum number of participants is estimated at 20.

The workshop organisers have carried out similar experiences in the form of postgraduate courses at CSIC and as workshops at various editions of the CAA conference over the past few years, with excellent results in all cases; archaeologists, historians and architects with no previous exposure to conceptual modelling were capable of creating good-quality models after a few hours of practice. The organizers have extensive experience in using conceptual modelling in archaeological domains for over 15 years.

Speakers
avatar for Cesar Gonzalez-Perez

Cesar Gonzalez-Perez

Staff Scientist, Incipit CSIC
I work in conceptual modelling, metamodelling, and knowledge engineering for cultural heritage.


Monday March 30, 2015 09:00 - 10:30
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

Introduction to exploratory network analysis for archaeologists using Visone
Network science techniques offer archaeologists the ability to manage, visualise, and analyse network data. Within different archaeological research contexts, network data can be used to represent hypothesised past social networks, geographically embedded networks like roads and rivers, the similarity of site assemblages, and much more.

A large number of software programs is available to work with network data. Visone is one of them and offers a number of advantages:

Free to use for research purposes
A user-friendly interactive graphical user interface
Innovative network visualisations
Exporting publication-quality raster and vector files
The incorporation of statistical modelling techniques

This workshop introduces the basics of network data management, visualisation and analysis with Visone through practical examples using archaeological research questions and datasets. The workshop is aimed at archaeologists with no required previous experience with network science.

Participants should bring a laptop with Visone installed

Maximum 20 participants.


Monday March 30, 2015 09:00 - 10:30
Room E University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

Predictive Techniques for 3D Data Augmentation in Cultural Heritage
In the past decade, significant effort has been directed toward the development of robust methodologies and supporting technology for enabling and populating specialized repositories of digitized cultural heritage (CH) artefacts, including best practice guides and large-scale digitization projects. Furthermore, a systematic effort has been focused on the process of indexing and annotation of digital collections, enabling meaningful interpretations in a multitude of application scenaria such as on-line digital repositories and virtual reconstructions.

Up to now, digitized data have been exploited in their existing form in numerous CH application scenaria. The rapidly increasing digitized CH content however, can be used to provide feedback for the generation of new information itself. Based on the experience and on-going efforts within the PRESIOUS EU-funded project, this workshop attempts to present existing and on-going research in technologies and practical applications that augment the geometric data of digital CH objects by predictive generative processes guided by geometry processing, analysis and shape matching methods for 3D objects. The primary directions of the discussion will be: technologies for automatic scan completion, erosion simulation and prediction for stone monuments, and automatic object reassembly and repair of damaged and fractured CH objects. We will also touch upon approaches to evaluate the developed new techniques from the algorithmic and archaeology-application domain.

The Workshop will consist of a number of presentations accompanied by software demonstrations, each of which will last 1-1.5 hrs. A discussion session will follow.

Speakers

Monday March 30, 2015 09:00 - 10:30
Room A University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

Storytelling from the earth
Communicating archaeology is a complex operation that should never be separated from the processes of research, because sites and museums are ‘distant’ places, traces of something that is difficult to narrate without the support of researchers. The very distance that makes the relationship between user and heritage magical and unrepeatable, is also the main reason for this difficulty: it is not easy to tell an interesting story using only clues and traces.

Nowadays the possibilities offered by computer technologies invite us to imagine new forms of interaction, but we need to develop a communication strategy, including the choice of appropriate languages to narrate the space “between clues and imagination”, in which the archaeologist operates, and where his/her methods find their true and deepest meaning.

In other words the new space opening up is the synergy between technology, culture and creativity that tends to innovate contents and modes of delivery of cultural resources within a new cultural model, which gathers together the most innovative languages and the enormous expressive potential of the knowledge domain. This space is waiting to be filled by a pact between the various actors who today operate in a disconnected and autonomous way: trainers, researchers and professionals.

I therefore propose a workshop session in which we can discuss about the possibile characteristics of an innovative model, starting from some starting consideration: an innovative approach has to be both attractive and deeply tied to the scientific domain.

The starting points for a discussion could be:

the use of digital storytelling techniques to create attractive narratives and more profound interactions, through a real reworking of scientific knowledge;
the use of specific languages, deeply rooted into the knowledge domain, but fully intelligible to all audiences;
the use of the most up to date technologies;
the active involvement of different kinds of stakeholders (users, contributors, prosumers and so on) in the creation of new services and products.

This approach could be the right solution to improve the overall quality of communication products in the heritage sector, helping to integrate different perspectives already in the design phase, and to get a result that would be both scientifically correct and attractive, avoiding what has been called the disneyfication of cultural heritage, but also the ‘coldness’ of a simple application of technologies.

The goal of the workshop will be to define patterns of communication aimed at the innovation of languages, not neglecting, but rather enhancing, the prerogatives of the knowledge domain, obtaining in this way accurate content, which is interesting and innovative at the same time. This result could represent a contribution to define a new paradigm of communication that would take into account the immense (and largely unused) narrative potential of research methodologies and that would define a new role for archaeologists: not only guarantors of the scientific accuracy of the content, but rather the hub of the whole process of research–interpretation–dissemination, as the only element that can make cultural heritage fascinating and attractive.


Monday March 30, 2015 09:00 - 10:30
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

UAV Photogrammetry for archaeology and Survey: a state of the art
The MAP research team is involved since more than 10 years in unmanned flight and advanced image analysis protocols able to provide robust computer-based workflows for architecture and historical heritage digital reconstruction. This opportunity raised within a collaborative partnership between three leading french research teams: the CNRS MAP itself, specialist in spatial data surveying and gathering, the MATIS laboratory, part of the french national geographic institute and SURVEY COPTER, another french subsidiary company, world leader in the domain of UAV’s design and production.

Aerial surveying is, in the domain of archeology and architecture, an exponential field of application and interest. Beyond the increasing flying capabilities and skills of existing UAV, the operational potentiality of such aircraft oversteps the imagination of their own creators. Initially conceived for robotic civilian and military surveying applications, recent experiments have tested autonomous flight, self decision-making and multi-agent convergent tasks.

On the other hand, existing image-based open source tools are today widely available on the web. User friendly interfaces allow to upload a set of un-oriented images which are often cloud-processed within a few minutes. These tools are mainly based upon classical computer-vision methods with a resulting low reliability of the underlying procedure and a poor dimensional accuracy in the final result. Although the visual appeal of these scenes and the easy-access of such technologies for non-expert users grant their increasing popularity, they are frequently unable to derive precise and reliable 3D reconstructions within an accurate metric context. On the other hand, range sensors (mainly laser scanners) are able to quickly produce dense and precise 3D clouds but often with a poor texture appearance and the need of a heavy 3D post-treatment to reconstruct surface geometry.

Preliminary Program:

The upcoming workshop should provide an interesting theoretical background based upon very different experiences in different domains:

unmanned flight, light surveying aircraft
remote sensing, active and passive payloads
data processing software and algorithms
spatial data gathering: scientific approaches for workflow optimization, cartography, cultural heritage, environment, time-lapse surveying…
airworthiness and conformity of present and upcoming aerial unmanned configurations,risk management



Practical approaches:
Case histories introducing the most interesting and challenging experiments held by MAP and ICONEM
Live Workshop if possible, a live workshop with a simple image capture session and a simple correlation processing programs
Outdoor Demos submitted to meteorological conditions

Speakers
avatar for Renato Saleri

Renato Saleri

Researcher, UMR 3495 MAP


Monday March 30, 2015 09:00 - 10:30
Room G University of Siena San Niccolò Building

10:30

Coffe Break
Monday March 30, 2015 10:30 - 11:00
TBA

11:00

3DHOP – Presenting online high-res 3D models: a crash course
3DHOP (3D Heritage Online Presenter) is an open-source tool for the creation of multimedia interactive Web presentations of digital cultural artifacts. 3DHOP target audience range from the museum curators with some IT experience to the experienced Web designers who wants to embed 3D contents in their creations. Based on WebGL, works on almost all platforms, without plugin or a dedicated server, directly inside HTML pages and is capable of streaming multiresolution 3D meshes over HTTP, supporting the exploration of huge 3D models on commodity computers and standard internet connections.

The workshop will present the tool, its components and capabilities, and various examples of 3D web visualization created with it. Then, in a hands-on tutorial, the participants will be guided through the setup of a 3D web visualization, going from a simple example to a more complex multiple-object active-spots animated 3D-HTML page.

The participants will receive documentation material, how-to and web templates, and all the 3D/2D data used in the hands-on tutorial (to start experimenting with the tool).

Speakers
avatar for Matteo Dellepiane

Matteo Dellepiane

Researcher, Visual Computing Laboratory - ISTI - CNR - Italy
ISTI-CNR
avatar for Marco Potenziani

Marco Potenziani

Research Fellow, Visual Computing Laboratory Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (ISTI) National Research Council (CNR)
My research interests include the following fields of Computer Graphics: Web applications design, 3D interactive visualization, Interface desing, Online rendering of large dataset, Digital archeology. | I have been engaged in several research projects (funded by EU and national agencies... Read More →


Monday March 30, 2015 11:00 - 12:30
Room D University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:00

Hands-On Archaeological Conceptual Modelling 2
Research and practice in archaeology often generates, and needs to manage, a large amount of information, which exhibits complex relationships and categorisation phenomena. The quality of the conceptual models that we use when gathering, organising, processing and reporting this information determines, to a large extent, the quality of our work. Creating explicit, high-quality conceptual models is a crucial task in any information-intensive endeavour, and especially in those where the complexity of the information means that intuition alone is not sufficient.

This workshop will provide an exhaustive, hands-on introduction to conceptual modelling in archaeology, by using two related technologies. First of all, the workshop will introduce CHARM (Cultural Heritage Abstract Reference Model, www.charminfo.org), an abstract and wide representation of the basic concepts that we can use to compose models of the archaeological record and related information. CHARM will be used to introduce attendees to a formalised way of thinking about archaeological entities and the valorizations that we make about them, using their own terminology and conceptualizations, but without losing the ability to interoperate and share information with one another. Special attention will be paid to issues such as how to represent material and performative entities as well as agents, valorizations and representations.

Secondly, and at the same time that CHARM models are developed, the discipline of conceptual modelling, often seen as pertaining to the engineering world, will be introduced to attendees. This introduction will be achieved by experimenting with ConML (www.conml.org), the language in which CHARM is expressed, rather than through theoretical explanations. ConML is a simple, high-level, affordable, powerful modelling language specifically designed with the humanities and social sciences in mind. In addition to supporting most of the object-oriented structural modelling constructs, ConML extends them with concerns that are rarely seen in industry-standard approaches but which are extremely important in archaeology, such as the ability to express temporality and subjectivity in conceptual models.

The workshop will assume no previous knowledge of conceptual modelling, although it will assume familiarity with archaeological concepts and practice. Participants will be asked to undertake an extensive array of exercises and practical cases in the archaeological domain, either individually or in small groups, throughout the workshop. The maximum number of participants is estimated at 20.

The workshop organisers have carried out similar experiences in the form of postgraduate courses at CSIC and as workshops at various editions of the CAA conference over the past few years, with excellent results in all cases; archaeologists, historians and architects with no previous exposure to conceptual modelling were capable of creating good-quality models after a few hours of practice. The organizers have extensive experience in using conceptual modelling in archaeological domains for over 15 years.

Speakers
avatar for Cesar Gonzalez-Perez

Cesar Gonzalez-Perez

Staff Scientist, Incipit CSIC
I work in conceptual modelling, metamodelling, and knowledge engineering for cultural heritage.


Monday March 30, 2015 11:00 - 12:30
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:00

Introduction to exploratory network analysis for archaeologists using Visone
Network science techniques offer archaeologists the ability to manage, visualise, and analyse network data. Within different archaeological research contexts, network data can be used to represent hypothesised past social networks, geographically embedded networks like roads and rivers, the similarity of site assemblages, and much more.

A large number of software programs is available to work with network data. Visone is one of them and offers a number of advantages:

Free to use for research purposes
A user-friendly interactive graphical user interface
Innovative network visualisations
Exporting publication-quality raster and vector files
The incorporation of statistical modelling techniques

This workshop introduces the basics of network data management, visualisation and analysis with Visone through practical examples using archaeological research questions and datasets. The workshop is aimed at archaeologists with no required previous experience with network science.

Participants should bring a laptop with Visone installed

Maximum 20 participants.


Monday March 30, 2015 11:00 - 12:30
Room E University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:00

Predictive Techniques for 3D Data Augmentation in Cultural Heritage
In the past decade, significant effort has been directed toward the development of robust methodologies and supporting technology for enabling and populating specialized repositories of digitized cultural heritage (CH) artefacts, including best practice guides and large-scale digitization projects. Furthermore, a systematic effort has been focused on the process of indexing and annotation of digital collections, enabling meaningful interpretations in a multitude of application scenaria such as on-line digital repositories and virtual reconstructions.

Up to now, digitized data have been exploited in their existing form in numerous CH application scenaria. The rapidly increasing digitized CH content however, can be used to provide feedback for the generation of new information itself. Based on the experience and on-going efforts within the PRESIOUS EU-funded project, this workshop attempts to present existing and on-going research in technologies and practical applications that augment the geometric data of digital CH objects by predictive generative processes guided by geometry processing, analysis and shape matching methods for 3D objects. The primary directions of the discussion will be: technologies for automatic scan completion, erosion simulation and prediction for stone monuments, and automatic object reassembly and repair of damaged and fractured CH objects. We will also touch upon approaches to evaluate the developed new techniques from the algorithmic and archaeology-application domain.

The Workshop will consist of a number of presentations accompanied by software demonstrations, each of which will last 1-1.5 hrs. A discussion session will follow.


Monday March 30, 2015 11:00 - 12:30
Room A University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:00

Storytelling from the earth
Communicating archaeology is a complex operation that should never be separated from the processes of research, because sites and museums are ‘distant’ places, traces of something that is difficult to narrate without the support of researchers. The very distance that makes the relationship between user and heritage magical and unrepeatable, is also the main reason for this difficulty: it is not easy to tell an interesting story using only clues and traces.

Nowadays the possibilities offered by computer technologies invite us to imagine new forms of interaction, but we need to develop a communication strategy, including the choice of appropriate languages to narrate the space “between clues and imagination”, in which the archaeologist operates, and where his/her methods find their true and deepest meaning.

In other words the new space opening up is the synergy between technology, culture and creativity that tends to innovate contents and modes of delivery of cultural resources within a new cultural model, which gathers together the most innovative languages and the enormous expressive potential of the knowledge domain. This space is waiting to be filled by a pact between the various actors who today operate in a disconnected and autonomous way: trainers, researchers and professionals.

I therefore propose a workshop session in which we can discuss about the possibile characteristics of an innovative model, starting from some starting consideration: an innovative approach has to be both attractive and deeply tied to the scientific domain.

The starting points for a discussion could be:

the use of digital storytelling techniques to create attractive narratives and more profound interactions, through a real reworking of scientific knowledge;
the use of specific languages, deeply rooted into the knowledge domain, but fully intelligible to all audiences;
the use of the most up to date technologies;
the active involvement of different kinds of stakeholders (users, contributors, prosumers and so on) in the creation of new services and products.

This approach could be the right solution to improve the overall quality of communication products in the heritage sector, helping to integrate different perspectives already in the design phase, and to get a result that would be both scientifically correct and attractive, avoiding what has been called the disneyfication of cultural heritage, but also the ‘coldness’ of a simple application of technologies.

The goal of the workshop will be to define patterns of communication aimed at the innovation of languages, not neglecting, but rather enhancing, the prerogatives of the knowledge domain, obtaining in this way accurate content, which is interesting and innovative at the same time. This result could represent a contribution to define a new paradigm of communication that would take into account the immense (and largely unused) narrative potential of research methodologies and that would define a new role for archaeologists: not only guarantors of the scientific accuracy of the content, but rather the hub of the whole process of research–interpretation–dissemination, as the only element that can make cultural heritage fascinating and attractive.


Monday March 30, 2015 11:00 - 12:30
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:00

UAV Photogrammetry for archaeology and Survey: a state of the art
The MAP research team is involved since more than 10 years in unmanned flight and advanced image analysis protocols able to provide robust computer-based workflows for architecture and historical heritage digital reconstruction. This opportunity raised within a collaborative partnership between three leading french research teams: the CNRS MAP itself, specialist in spatial data surveying and gathering, the MATIS laboratory, part of the french national geographic institute and SURVEY COPTER, another french subsidiary company, world leader in the domain of UAV’s design and production.

Aerial surveying is, in the domain of archeology and architecture, an exponential field of application and interest. Beyond the increasing flying capabilities and skills of existing UAV, the operational potentiality of such aircraft oversteps the imagination of their own creators. Initially conceived for robotic civilian and military surveying applications, recent experiments have tested autonomous flight, self decision-making and multi-agent convergent tasks.

On the other hand, existing image-based open source tools are today widely available on the web. User friendly interfaces allow to upload a set of un-oriented images which are often cloud-processed within a few minutes. These tools are mainly based upon classical computer-vision methods with a resulting low reliability of the underlying procedure and a poor dimensional accuracy in the final result. Although the visual appeal of these scenes and the easy-access of such technologies for non-expert users grant their increasing popularity, they are frequently unable to derive precise and reliable 3D reconstructions within an accurate metric context. On the other hand, range sensors (mainly laser scanners) are able to quickly produce dense and precise 3D clouds but often with a poor texture appearance and the need of a heavy 3D post-treatment to reconstruct surface geometry.

Preliminary Program:

The upcoming workshop should provide an interesting theoretical background based upon very different experiences in different domains:



unmanned flight, light surveying aircraft
remote sensing, active and passive payloads
data processing software and algorithms
spatial data gathering: scientific approaches for workflow optimization, cartography, cultural heritage, environment, time-lapse surveying…
airworthiness and conformity of present and upcoming aerial unmanned configurations,risk management




Practical approaches:

Case histories introducing the most interesting and challenging experiments held by MAP and ICONEM
Live Workshop if possible, a live workshop with a simple image capture session and a simple correlation processing programs
Outdoor Demos submitted to meteorological conditions

Speakers
avatar for Renato Saleri

Renato Saleri

Researcher, UMR 3495 MAP


Monday March 30, 2015 11:00 - 12:30
Room G University of Siena San Niccolò Building

12:30

Lunch
Monday March 30, 2015 12:30 - 14:00
TBA

14:00

Data modelling, processing and integration for the knowledge and valorisation of Cultural Heritage in urban area
This session is devoted to the updated geological and geophysical methods developed to study the characterization, the protection and the valorisation of archaeological and historical sites, contained in the urban territories of major cities or small historical centres. As known geophyical prospection can give a lot of a-priori information over potential archaeological sites and historical buildings. These non-destructive approaches have been widely used by archaeologists and geophysicists since about 60 years. This session will address advances in new and novel approaches to acquisition, instrumentation, processing, interpretation, including high-resolution tomographic techniiques. Case histories are also sought, particularly those demostrating the role of geological and geophysical studies in improving the effectiveness of a comprehensive archaeological and historical problems.

Speakers
SP

Salvatore Piro

Research Director Geophysicist, ITABC-CNR


Monday March 30, 2015 14:00 - 15:30
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

14:00

First steps in agent-based modelling with Netlogo
Following the success of the simulation workshops at CAA2012 in Perth and CAA2013 in Paris we would like to continue the beginner course in NetLogo – a platform for building agent-based models. The user-friendly interface, simple coding language and a vast library of model examples makes it the perfect tool for anyone who wants to give simulation a try. The first part of the workshop will be devoted to demonstrating the basics of modelling with NetLogo. It should give each participant enough skills and confidence to tackle the next task, i.e. building an archaeologically inspired simulation in a small group. Finally, the last two hours will consist of a ‘drop-in’ clinic for anyone who would like to discuss their idea for a simulation, needs help with a half developed model or is not sure what resources for modellers are out there.

No prior knowledge of coding is required but we will ask the participants to bring their own laptop and install NetLogo beforehand.


Monday March 30, 2015 14:00 - 15:30
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

14:00

Ha(r)ckeology: an hacking approach to open archaeology
This workshop is promoted by the MAPPA Lab of the University of Pisa; the Lab manages the archaeological open data repository MOD and organises the Open School of Archaeological Data, a free school to foster open data literacy in archaeology.

In this workshop we want to encourage a civic hacking approach to archaeology, an open data approach that we define as ha(r)ckeology. Hacking is a tricky term which it’s difficult to find a single widely accepted definition for. To most of the population, hacking is still associated solely with the acts of breaking into security systems. To those near the technology world, hacking means attempting to solve problems more quickly or creatively than before, and it’s about using new ideas and approaches to improve the status quo. In the context of ha(r)ckeology, we’re clearly more interested in the problem-solving definition of hacking. Using Mark Zuckerberg’s definition: hacking just means building something quickly or testing the boundaries of what can be done. A definition with no explicit mention of technology: hacking is conceived more as a process than as a specific toolset. Therefore, ha(r)ckeology is the act, conducted by archaeologists, of quickly improving the processes and systems of archaeology with new tools or approaches, or more simply ha(r)ckeology means archaeologists working together quickly and creatively to improve archaeology. For reaching such a goal, the first step is to educate a new generation of archaeologists, a sharing generation able to work with a trowel, and to share and manipulate data, a generation that is aware that archaeological data must be open because they are public, they are expensive to produce, and they must be reused.

The workshop has a talking and making approach and want to introduce in a practical manner in how to find, to download, to use, to reuse, and to publish data in open formats. We will explain how to transform data from native formats to more useful formats, for example using Tabula for liberating tables locked inside .pdf files, or making web data extraction easily with software like Import.io . After the data mining, we will work with OpenRefine, a powerful tool for working with messy data: is there someone that thinks that archaeological data aren’t messy? We will clean and transform them from one format into another; we will geocode tabular data starting from a simple address and analyse the spatial properties of archaeological data. Using qGIS we’ll explore the spatial properties of archaeological data, and we’ll apply to them statistical, geostatistical and mathematical models. Archaeologists are open data user, but also open data producer. We will work with metadata and licenses: the ethical and legal aspects connected with the opening of the archaeological data are of fundamental importance.

We don’t want to teach, but to share our experience.

Speakers
avatar for Gabriele Gattiglia

Gabriele Gattiglia

Research Fellow, Università di Pisa
I'm an archaeologist and research fellow at University of Pisa - MAPPA laboratory (www.mappaproject.org). My areas of interest regard digital archaeology and medieval/postmedieval archaeology. I divide my work between professional activities and research. I deal with urban and preventive... Read More →


Monday March 30, 2015 14:00 - 15:30
Room E University of Siena San Niccolò Building

14:00

Improving Presentation Skills
Especially for early-career researchers, presenting a paper at an international conference like CAA can be very challenging. Effectively communicating a piece of research in an oral presentation, even to interested peers, is never easy. Personal style, selection of subject matter, choice of presentation material, language barrier and differences in academic culture can all stand in the way of getting the message across. And unfortunately, constructive feedback is often very difficult to obtain.

In this workshop, the CAA Steering Committee wants to offer presenters at CAA the opportunity to practice their paper and receive targeted feedback on their presentation in a 30 minute session. Participants will first present their papers to eachother, and to a small group of experienced presenters. These will then give feedback on the quality of the presentation, and where necessary provide guidelines for improvement, in a supportive atmosphere. Drinks will be arranged afterwards.

Participation is limited to 12 persons; preference will be given to first-time presenters and young researchers.

Speakers
avatar for Philip Verhagen

Philip Verhagen

Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.


Monday March 30, 2015 14:00 - 15:30
Room D University of Siena San Niccolò Building

14:00

Reconstructing Ancient Landscape in the Cloud
The reconstruction of ancient landscape is a simulation process which requires the work of different professionals coming from different fields. Typically archaeologists, paleo-botanists, geologists, environmental experts, 3d modelers, photogrammetrists, historians, etc. needs to work together in the same shared digital space. This digital space has certain requirements, such as the geospatial and 3d dimensions. In the past, several pilot projects and studies have explored the potentiality of cooperative environments for research, teaching and communication purposes. In this session we aim at presenting and discussing about on line cooperative environments, from two different perspectives:

1. applications developed on this topic (the question will be: what has been done and experimented recently in the field of on line cooperative environments and cloud services?). Examples of on line collaborative creation of 3d territories, connected with digital libraries, will be demonstrated.

2. analysis from a cognitive and social perspective of the needs and requirements (the question in this case will be: in order to reach an effective research and reconstruction work, what researchers do, what do they need? to reach an effective knowledge increase which are best strategies to follow?

Speakers
avatar for Sofia Pescarin

Sofia Pescarin

DigitalHeritage2013 General Co-Chair, CNR-ITABC
Archaeologist, PhD in History and Computing, specialist in GIS, 3d terrain, Open Source approach to Cultural Heritage. She is a researcher at the Institute of Technologies applied to Cultural Heritage of the National Council of Researches in Rome (CNR ITABC), in the Virtual Heritage... Read More →


Monday March 30, 2015 14:00 - 15:30
Room G University of Siena San Niccolò Building

14:00

The Use of 3D GIS Platforms for Intra-Site Investigation in Archaeology
In the last decade archaeological documentation strategies have been considerably improved by the use of advanced 3D acquisition systems. The systematic use of Laser scanning, photogrammetry and computer vision, in support of intra-site archaeological investigation, provides archaeologists with new opportunities to document and analyse archaeological sites. Moreover, the possibility to visualize and manage 3D texturized models into a GIS platform have procured the opportunity to reconstruct and visualize, in three dimensions, the spatial and temporal relations between the different data acquired during the field investigation process.

During this workshop different workflows of data development and implementation will be presented. In specific, different strategies to generate, geo-reference and analyze 3D models will be discussed through the review of some case studies. Finally the inclusion of high-resolution models, new mechanism of interaction for navigation and annotation will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Matteo Dellepiane

Matteo Dellepiane

Researcher, Visual Computing Laboratory - ISTI - CNR - Italy
ISTI-CNR
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Nicolo Dell unto

Associate Professor, Lund University


Monday March 30, 2015 14:00 - 15:30
Room A University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:30

Coffe Break
Monday March 30, 2015 15:30 - 16:00
TBA

16:00

Data modelling, processing and integration for the knowledge and valorisation of Cultural Heritage in urban area
This session is devoted to the updated geological and geophysical methods developed to study the characterization, the protection and the valorisation of archaeological and historical sites, contained in the urban territories of major cities or small historical centres. As known geophyical prospection can give a lot of a-priori information over potential archaeological sites and historical buildings. These non-destructive approaches have been widely used by archaeologists and geophysicists since about 60 years. This session will address advances in new and novel approaches to acquisition, instrumentation, processing, interpretation, including high-resolution tomographic techniiques. Case histories are also sought, particularly those demostrating the role of geological and geophysical studies in improving the effectiveness of a comprehensive archaeological and historical problems.

Speakers
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Salvatore Piro

Research Director Geophysicist, ITABC-CNR


Monday March 30, 2015 16:00 - 17:30
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

16:00

First steps in agent-based modelling with Netlogo
Following the success of the simulation workshops at CAA2012 in Perth and CAA2013 in Paris we would like to continue the beginner course in NetLogo – a platform for building agent-based models. The user-friendly interface, simple coding language and a vast library of model examples makes it the perfect tool for anyone who wants to give simulation a try. The first part of the workshop will be devoted to demonstrating the basics of modelling with NetLogo. It should give each participant enough skills and confidence to tackle the next task, i.e. building an archaeologically inspired simulation in a small group. Finally, the last two hours will consist of a ‘drop-in’ clinic for anyone who would like to discuss their idea for a simulation, needs help with a half developed model or is not sure what resources for modellers are out there.

No prior knowledge of coding is required but we will ask the participants to bring their own laptop and install NetLogo beforehand.


Monday March 30, 2015 16:00 - 17:30
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

16:00

Ha(r)ckeology: an hacking approach to open archaeology
This workshop is promoted by the MAPPA Lab of the University of Pisa; the Lab manages the archaeological open data repository MOD and organises the Open School of Archaeological Data, a free school to foster open data literacy in archaeology.

In this workshop we want to encourage a civic hacking approach to archaeology, an open data approach that we define as ha(r)ckeology. Hacking is a tricky term which it’s difficult to find a single widely accepted definition for. To most of the population, hacking is still associated solely with the acts of breaking into security systems. To those near the technology world, hacking means attempting to solve problems more quickly or creatively than before, and it’s about using new ideas and approaches to improve the status quo. In the context of ha(r)ckeology, we’re clearly more interested in the problem-solving definition of hacking. Using Mark Zuckerberg’s definition: hacking just means building something quickly or testing the boundaries of what can be done. A definition with no explicit mention of technology: hacking is conceived more as a process than as a specific toolset. Therefore, ha(r)ckeology is the act, conducted by archaeologists, of quickly improving the processes and systems of archaeology with new tools or approaches, or more simply ha(r)ckeology means archaeologists working together quickly and creatively to improve archaeology. For reaching such a goal, the first step is to educate a new generation of archaeologists, a sharing generation able to work with a trowel, and to share and manipulate data, a generation that is aware that archaeological data must be open because they are public, they are expensive to produce, and they must be reused.

The workshop has a talking and making approach and want to introduce in a practical manner in how to find, to download, to use, to reuse, and to publish data in open formats. We will explain how to transform data from native formats to more useful formats, for example using Tabula for liberating tables locked inside .pdf files, or making web data extraction easily with software like Import.io . After the data mining, we will work with OpenRefine, a powerful tool for working with messy data: is there someone that thinks that archaeological data aren’t messy? We will clean and transform them from one format into another; we will geocode tabular data starting from a simple address and analyse the spatial properties of archaeological data. Using qGIS we’ll explore the spatial properties of archaeological data, and we’ll apply to them statistical, geostatistical and mathematical models. Archaeologists are open data user, but also open data producer. We will work with metadata and licenses: the ethical and legal aspects connected with the opening of the archaeological data are of fundamental importance.

We don’t want to teach, but to share our experience.

Speakers
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Gabriele Gattiglia

Research Fellow, Università di Pisa
I'm an archaeologist and research fellow at University of Pisa - MAPPA laboratory (www.mappaproject.org). My areas of interest regard digital archaeology and medieval/postmedieval archaeology. I divide my work between professional activities and research. I deal with urban and preventive... Read More →


Monday March 30, 2015 16:00 - 17:30
Room E University of Siena San Niccolò Building

16:00

Improving Presentation Skills
Especially for early-career researchers, presenting a paper at an international conference like CAA can be very challenging. Effectively communicating a piece of research in an oral presentation, even to interested peers, is never easy. Personal style, selection of subject matter, choice of presentation material, language barrier and differences in academic culture can all stand in the way of getting the message across. And unfortunately, constructive feedback is often very difficult to obtain.

In this workshop, the CAA Steering Committee wants to offer presenters at CAA the opportunity to practice their paper and receive targeted feedback on their presentation in a 30 minute session. Participants will first present their papers to eachother, and to a small group of experienced presenters. These will then give feedback on the quality of the presentation, and where necessary provide guidelines for improvement, in a supportive atmosphere. Drinks will be arranged afterwards.

Participation is limited to 12 persons; preference will be given to first-time presenters and young researchers.

Speakers
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Philip Verhagen

Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.


Monday March 30, 2015 16:00 - 17:30
Room D University of Siena San Niccolò Building

16:00

Reconstructing Ancient Landscape in the Cloud
The reconstruction of ancient landscape is a simulation process which requires the work of different professionals coming from different fields. Typically archaeologists, paleo-botanists, geologists, environmental experts, 3d modelers, photogrammetrists, historians, etc. needs to work together in the same shared digital space. This digital space has certain requirements, such as the geospatial and 3d dimensions. In the past, several pilot projects and studies have explored the potentiality of cooperative environments for research, teaching and communication purposes. In this session we aim at presenting and discussing about on line cooperative environments, from two different perspectives:

1. applications developed on this topic (the question will be: what has been done and experimented recently in the field of on line cooperative environments and cloud services?). Examples of on line collaborative creation of 3d territories, connected with digital libraries, will be demonstrated.

2. analysis from a cognitive and social perspective of the needs and requirements (the question in this case will be: in order to reach an effective research and reconstruction work, what researchers do, what do they need? to reach an effective knowledge increase which are best strategies to follow?

Speakers
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Sofia Pescarin

DigitalHeritage2013 General Co-Chair, CNR-ITABC
Archaeologist, PhD in History and Computing, specialist in GIS, 3d terrain, Open Source approach to Cultural Heritage. She is a researcher at the Institute of Technologies applied to Cultural Heritage of the National Council of Researches in Rome (CNR ITABC), in the Virtual Heritage... Read More →


Monday March 30, 2015 16:00 - 17:30
Room G University of Siena San Niccolò Building

16:00

The Use of 3D GIS Platforms for Intra-Site Investigation in Archaeology
In the last decade archaeological documentation strategies have been considerably improved by the use of advanced 3D acquisition systems. The systematic use of Laser scanning, photogrammetry and computer vision, in support of intra-site archaeological investigation, provides archaeologists with new opportunities to document and analyse archaeological sites. Moreover, the possibility to visualize and manage 3D texturized models into a GIS platform have procured the opportunity to reconstruct and visualize, in three dimensions, the spatial and temporal relations between the different data acquired during the field investigation process.

During this workshop different workflows of data development and implementation will be presented. In specific, different strategies to generate, geo-reference and analyze 3D models will be discussed through the review of some case studies. Finally the inclusion of high-resolution models, new mechanism of interaction for navigation and annotation will be discussed.

Speakers
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Matteo Dellepiane

Researcher, Visual Computing Laboratory - ISTI - CNR - Italy
ISTI-CNR
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Nicolo Dell unto

Associate Professor, Lund University


Monday March 30, 2015 16:00 - 17:30
Room A University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00

CAA GR MEETING
Monday March 30, 2015 17:00 - 18:00
Room 15 University of Siena San Niccolò Building

18:15

Conference Opening
Speakers
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Roberto Scopigno

Research Director at CNR-ISTI, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (ISTI) Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Roberto won a permanent researcher position at CNR-CNUCE in 1986, become Senior Researcher in 1997 and finally Research Dierctor in 2001 at ISTI. Since 1990 he had joint appointments at the Department of Computer Engineering and at the Department of Computer Science of the University... Read More →


Monday March 30, 2015 18:15 - 19:00
Auditorium University of Siena San Niccolò Building

19:00

Keynote Talk - Prof. Martin Millett “Towards a new landscape archaeology?”
Towards a new landscape archaeology?

There can be no doubt that advances in the methods for archaeological remote sensing in the last few years have revolutionized what we can see of past landscapes. Technology now allows us to see buried landscapes more clearly, with greater resolution and over larger areas than had hitherto seemed conceivable. Furthermore, the complementary use of different techniques for survey and the improvement in computer software has generated excellent results both at individual sites and increasingly across broader landscape. We can and do learn more and more, but this raises a doubt in my mind, triggered by a discussion at a conference a couple of years ago about ‘ground truthing’. Have our technologies moved beyond the intellectual framework within which we are working? And do we not need to start to re-think the whole idea of landscape archaeology in the light of the new technology. This paper will explore this question, even if it cannot provide an answer.

Bio – Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. He developed interests in the Classical World and thence moved into Classics. His research is concerned with understanding how the lives of different indigenous peoples were altered through their encounters with the Roman Empire, and how their cultures in turn altered the nature of the Roman world itself. He currently undertakes fieldwork in two contrasting regions. In the first, in Northern England, near the margins of the Roman Empire we have been undertaking a long-term study of settlement and economy, focusing in particular on patterns of local variation. Currently this work focuses on the Roman town of Isurium Brigantium (Aldborough). In the other, at the centre of the Empire, he is a member of two research groups, one investigating the archaeology of Portus – the principal port of imperial Rome, the other looking at early Roman colonization in southern Lazio, focused on the town of Interamna Lirenas.

Speakers

Monday March 30, 2015 19:00 - 19:45
Auditorium University of Siena San Niccolò Building

20:15

Icebreaker Party
The Ice breaker will be an effective and informal way to kick off the 43rd CAA 2015 SIENA “KEEP THE REVOLUTION GOING”. All delegates are invited to participate in the event to enjoy the hospitality of the University of Siena in the Chiostro of the San Francesco’s church.

Monday March 30, 2015 20:15 - 23:00
Chiostro di San Francesco
 
Tuesday, March 31
 

08:00

Registration
Conference Registration

Tuesday March 31, 2015 08:00 - 10:00
TBA

09:00

2D Linked Data: From interoperable to interoperating

9:00-9:25
PHILIPP GERTH, SEBASTIAN CUY
Connecting Cultural Heritage Data: The Syrian Heritage Project in the IT infrastructure of the German Archaeological Institute

9:25-9:50
KARSTEN TOLLE, DAVID WIGG-WOLF 
How to move from Relational to Linked Open Data 5 Star – a numismatic example

9:50-10:15
FLORIAN THIERY, THOMAS ENGEL
The Labeling System: A bottom-up approach for enriched vocabularies in the humanities

10:15-10:40
PAUL J CRIPPS, DOUGLAS TUDHOPE
From interoperable to interoperating Geosemantic resources; practical examples of producing and using Linked Geospatial Data

10:40-11:00
OLIVIER MARLET, STÉPHANE CURET, XAVIER RODIER, BÉATRICE BOUCHOU-MARKHOFF
Using CIDOC CRM for dynamically querying ArSol, a relational database, from the semantic web


Moderators
avatar for Leif Isaksen

Leif Isaksen

University of Southampton, University of Southampton
Associate Professor in Digital Humanities, Dept. of Archaeology | Co-Director, Web Science Centre for Doctoral Training | University of Southampton | | Projects: Pelagios, Google Ancient Places, Hestia, SNAP | Interests in: Linked Open Data, Web Science, Geospatial/Temporal... Read More →
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Keith May

Information Strategy Advisor, Historic England

Speakers
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Paul J CRIPPS

Principal Consultant, Archaeogeomancy
Postgraduate Research Student @ University of South Wales | Digital Heritage & Archaeological Geomatics Consultant @ Archaeogeomancy | | GIS, spatial technologies, laser scanning, photography, databases, systems design, geosemantic technologies, knowledge organisation systems... Read More →
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Xavier Rodier

CNRS | UMR 7324 CITERES Laboratoire Archéologie et Territoire, Université François-Rabelais/CNRS, Tours
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Florian Thiery

Software Engineer / Research Associate, Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz
Software Engineer & Geodesist with passion for Linked Open Data


Tuesday March 31, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room A University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

4E From 3D Scanning of Objects and Monuments to Augmented Reality

9:00-9:25
KATALIN TOLNAI 
The Study of the Past in In-depth? – A 3D approach in the integrated interpretation of archaeological data

9:25-9:50
ANDREAS HADJIPROCOPIS
Cloud-based 3D Reconstruction of Archaeological sites using photographs from Aerial Surveying, hand-held devices and Open Access Image Repositories

9:50-10:15
ANESTIS KOUTSOUDIS, FOTIOS ARNAOUTOGLOU, VASILIOS LIAKOPOULOS, ATHANASIOS TSAOUSELIS, GEORGE IOANNAKIS, CHRISTODOULOS CHAMZAS
Creating 3D replicas of medium-to-large scale monuments for Web-based dissemination within the framework of the 3D-ICONS project

10:15-10:40
GÁBOR BÖDŐ
Understanding Heritage through Augmented Reality Development

10:40-11:00
GARY DEVLIN, ANTHONY CORNS, ROBERT SHAW, PATRICK GRIFFIN
Modelling Irelands iconic sites: Generating online digital models from massive pointcloud datasets


Moderators
Speakers
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Gábor BÖDŐ

Geoinformatics / Surveying, Mensor3D Ltd.
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Gary Devlin

The Discovery Programme
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Anestis Koutsoudis

Associate Research Fellow - Grade B', Athena Research Centre
I remember Anestis back in 1986, when he poked at #5C39 with the value of one. Since then he went sub without return as he repeatedly faced numerous nasty 'R tape loading errors 0:1'. | | Nevertheless, he attempted to code in a variety of platforms and inevitably, he succeeded... Read More →
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Katalin TOLNAI

archaeologist, Hungarian National Museum


Tuesday March 31, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room G University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

5C Archaeological Theory and Statistical Modelling

9:00-9:25
TSONI TSONEV

The concepts of ‘cultural gradient’ and ‘central place’ and their analytical and theoretical implications in archaeological interpretation


9:25-9:50
JUAN A BARCELÓ, GIACOMO CAPUZZO, BERTA MORELL, AGUEDA LOZANO, KATIA ACHINO

The Statistics of Time-to-Event. Integrating the Bayesian Analysis of Radiocarbon data and Event History Analysis methods


9:50-10:15
JAMES R. ALLISON

Theories and Models of Prehistoric Exchange


10:15-10:40

CATALIN NICOLAE POPA, PETER RAMSL

Iron Age Identity and Statistical Modelling. The Late Iron Age cemetery of Mannersdorf


Moderators
Speakers
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Giacomo Capuzzo

Autonomous University of Barcelona | | | Academia: http://uab.academia.edu/GiacomoCapuzzo
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Barcelo, Juan

Professor, UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
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Tsoni TSONEV

National Institute of Archaeology and Museum - Bulgarian Acaemy of Sciences, National Institute of Archaeology and Museum - Bulgarian Acaemy of Sciences
Palaeolithic, Prehistory, Archaeological Theory, statistical applications in archaeological research including geo-statistical package of GIS.


Tuesday March 31, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

5E Homologation and standardization of archaeological cartographic data

9:00-9:25
GIOVANNI AZZENA, ROBERTO BUSONERA, FEDERICO NURRA, ENRICO PETRUZZI

Homogenization of the archaeological cartographic data on a national scale in Italy. The SITAN


9:25-9:50
ANNE MOREAU

GIS, one of the answers to the challenge of preventive archaeology? : the attempts of the Inrap


9:50-10:15
KAMIL NIEDZIÓŁKA

Polish Archaeological Record and GIS: preparing data for settlement studies in Northern Poland


10:15-10:40
GIORGIA LEONI

Standardization for data "quality"? The experience of SITAR Project


10:40-11:00
SERGIO CAMIZ, PAOLA MOSCATI

Archaeology and GIS. Methodological and terminological issues



Tuesday March 31, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

5K Where Do We Go From Here? Least Cost Paths Revisited

9:00-9:25
DIMITRIJ MLEKUŽ, DEVI TAELMAN

Energyscapes – An energy expenditure approach for the trade of ornamental stone in Central Adriatic Italy

 

9:25-9:50
IRMELA HERZOG

Dispersal versus optimal path calculation

 

9:50-10:15
EMMA SLAYTON, VIVIANA AMATI, TERMEH SHAFIE, ULRIK BRANDES, MENNO HOOGLAND, CORINNE HOFMAN

Least Cost Pathways and the Caribbean Sea: Using least cost pathway modeling to explore reciprocal connections between the Greater and Lesser Antilles.

10:15-10:40
MARK RAYMON GROENHUIJZEN, PHILIP VERHAGEN

Through hell and high water: a multimodal transport network in the Dutch Roman limes


10:40-11:00

SYLVIANE DÉDERIX

Traveling across archaeological landscapes with the hierarchical communication network


Moderators
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Philip Verhagen

Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.

Speakers
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Mark GROENHUIJZEN

PhD Candidate, VU University Amsterdam
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Irmela Herzog

LVR-Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege im Rheinland | | Personal Page: http://www.stratify.org
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Dimitrij Mlekuž

University of Ljubljana
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Devi Taelman

Ghent University


Tuesday March 31, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room D University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

6D Colour and Space in Cultural Heritage: Interdisciplinary connections

9:00-9:25
ANNA BENTKOWSKA-KAFEL

Colour and Space in Cultural Heritage in 6Ds. The interdisciplinary connections


9:25-9:50
LUCA CIPRIANI, FILIPPO FANTINI, SILVIA BERTACCHI

A novel method for shadow removal and BRDF simulation of texture from SfM applications


9:50-10:15
SARAH YOUNAN

Museums digital repositories and personal identities


10:15-10:40
MARCELLO PICOLLO, ANDREA CASINI, COSTANZA CUCCI, MARINA GINANNI, ELENA PRANDI, MAGNOLIA SCUDIERI, TATIANA VITORINO

The use of hyper-spectral imaging technique to reveal concealed layers: a key question for the study of paintings


10:40-11:00
JONATHAN ROY GRATION, DOUGLAS ALEXANDER CAWTHORNE

Hidden but not lost; Exploring the Great Hall at Boughton House


Moderators
Speakers
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Sarah YOUNAN

Research Student, Cardiff Metropolitan University
I am interested in the 'afterlife' of digital heritage models; in how young audiences are beginning to employ digital tools to explore themes of history, identity and memory through creative engagement with digital 3D models of heritage objects.


Tuesday March 31, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room E University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

7C Replication: from the past to the digital age

9:00-9:25
ROB SHAW, MICHAEL ANN BEVIVINO, GARY DEVLIN

Replicating Replicas: from 19th Century plaster cast to 3D digital replica


9:25-9:50
MARIA CHIARA LIGUORI

Manifold digital applications for a multitarget communication: the Etruscan virtual experience


9:50-10:15
PAOLA DI GIUSEPPANTONIO DI FRANCO

The performance of heritage: manipulating 3D digital and printed replicas of artefacts inside museums


10:15-10:40

PABLO ROCES COTO, MERCEDES FARJAS ABADÍA, SABAH JASIM

Digital representation of archaeological pieces: 3D modelling, replicas and metrics


10:40-11:00

STUART JEFFREY

Digital replication, aura and authenticity




Tuesday March 31, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:00

Coffe Break
Tuesday March 31, 2015 11:00 - 11:30
TBA

11:30

Keynote Talk - Holly Rushmeier : “Computer Graphics Techniques for Analysis”
Computer Graphics Techniques for Analysis

For the past two decades there has been extensive work using computer graphics in cultural heritage. The field of computer graphics offers powerful techniques for communication and documentation. Public communication is still the major use of computer graphics, with still images, movies and interactive displays being used to render views of the past to modern audiences. In the area of documentation, computer graphics researchers have contributed to the development of 3D scanning techniques and novel imaging approaches such as reflectance transformation imaging. In the course of pursing these applications however, researchers have found that computer graphics techniques can be used for analysis as well. Several types of analysis will be presented including understanding material properties and shape to inform physical conservation, understanding how artifacts were manufactured, and understanding how artifacts were meant to be viewed and used. Examples will be drawn from the speakers projects at IBM and at Yale, as well as from other computer graphics projects from around the world. Open challenges such as organizing massive visual collections associated with an archaeological site will be described.

Bio - Holly Rushmeier is a professor of Computer Science at Yale University. She received the BS, MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 1977, 1986 and 1988 respectively. Between receiving the BS and returning to graduate school in 1983 she worked as an engineer at the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company and at Washington Natural Gas Company. After receiving the PhD she served on the Mechanical Engineering faculty at Georgia Tech, the computing and mathematics staff of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and was a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center before taking her current position at Yale. She has worked on a variety of data visualization problems in applications ranging from engineering to finance. She also worked in the area of acquisition of data required for generating realistic computer graphics models, including a project to create a digital model of MichelangeloŒs Florence Pieta, and the development of a scanning system to capture shape and appearance data for presenting Egyptian cultural artifacts on the World Wide Web. At Yale Prof. RushmeierŒs research includes model the appearance of materials for graphics rendering and industrial design, sketching techniques for conceptual design, and shape and spectral data capture for applications in evolutionary biology and cultural heritage. Dr. Rushmeier has served as Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Graphics, as co-Editor in chief Computer Graphics Forum, and as well as the chair of numerous conferences and workshop committees. She is an ACM Distinguished Engineer, a fellow of the Eurographics Association, and received the 2013 ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award.

Speakers

Tuesday March 31, 2015 11:30 - 12:15
Auditorium University of Siena San Niccolò Building

12:15

Keynote Talk - Maurizio Forte: “The Digital Mind: towards a new Framework for Neuro-Archaeology”
The Digital Mind: towards a new Framework for Neuro-Archaeology

The digital revolution in archaeology has involved a very broad and massive use of different technologies at different scales and levels of accuracy with an exponential number of 3D applications. This has somehow generated a new digital positivism with an exaggerate emphasis on quantitative information rather than an adequate attention to the semantics of data, the cognitive impact, the meaning of the methodological approach, the effects of the simulation. For example, the inferential model used in virtual archaeology was mainly discussed in terms of evocative imagination of the past and models validation; on the contrary few attention was paid to the evaluation of the inferential method. The evolution of virtual archaeology in cyber-archaeology reflects the relevance/dynamics of interaction-simulation-performance vs the pre-determined static reconstructive process. The current problem is that we continue to classify, study and interpret 3D interactive models and virtual environments with the same methodological approach we used for 2D data, maps, metadata and so on. Is that sufficient and what’s the next step? The computer simulation creates feedback, affordances and interactions otherwise not achievable and this might be recognizable as “digital mind”, a combination of ancient (simulation) and modern mind (interaction). At this stage of research how can we study the digital mind? How can we study cognitive universals in the ancient mind? A new methodological approach is necessary and it should be at the intersection of the brain sciences, humanities, archaeology, anthropology, art, philosophy, aesthetics and visual studies. Cross-disciplinary contributions concerning embodiment and enaction in visual models, the interpretation of visual patterns and memes in cultural transmission should entangle a neuroscientific approach: we need to know what happens in the brain during a virtual simulation of the ancient world.

Bio – Maurizio Forte, PhD, is William and Sue Gross Professor of Classical Studies Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. He is also the founder and director of the DIG@Lab (for a digital knowledge of the past) at Duke. His main research topics are: digital archaeology, classical archaeology and neuro-archaeology. He was professor of World Heritage at the University of California, Merced, (School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts) and Director of the Virtual Heritage Lab. He was Chief of Research at CNR (Italian National Research Council) of “Virtual Heritage: integrated digital technologies for knowledge and communication of cultural heritage through virtual reality systems”, Senior Scientist at CNR’s Institute for Technologies Applied to the Cultural Heritage (ITABC), and Professor of “Virtual Environments for Cultural Heritage” in the “Master of Science in Communication Technology-Enhanced Communication for Cultural Heritage”at the University of Lugano. He received his bachelor’s degree in Ancient History (archaeology), and a Diploma of specialization in Archaeology, from the University of Bologna, and his PhD in Archaeology from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He has coordinated archaeological fieldwork and research projects in Italy as well as Ethiopia, Egypt, Syria, Kazakhstan, Peru, China, Oman, India, Honduras, Turkey, USA and Mexico. Since 2010 he is director of the 3D-Digging project at Çatalhöyük.

Speakers
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Maurizio Forte

Professor, Duke University
My last research work is at the intersection of cyber-archaeology (meaning the digital simulation of the past), cognitive archaeology and neurosciences. More specifically, I am interested to investigate how the information is shaped, elaborated, stored and then culturally transmitted... Read More →


Tuesday March 31, 2015 12:15 - 13:30
Auditorium University of Siena San Niccolò Building

13:30

Lunch
Tuesday March 31, 2015 13:30 - 14:30
TBA

14:30

Poster Session
SESSION 2D 2D LINKED DATA: FROM INTEROPERABLE TO INTEROPERATING

RIMVYDAS LAUŽIKAS, JUSTINAS JARONIS, INGRIDA VOSYLIŪTĖ
Beyond the space: the LoCloud Historical Place Names microservice

MATTHEW LUKE VINCENT
OpenDig: Applying CIDOC-CRM and CRMarchaeo to in-field Data Recording


SESSION 3C COMPUTER AND ROCK ART STUDIES: DATA COLLECTION, INTERPRETATION AND COMMUNICATION

LARISA VODOLAZHSKAYA, ARTEM VODOLAZHSKIY
Journal AaATec - modern Internet-resource for communication in the field of archaeological studies

MASSIMO VANZI, PAOLO EMILIO BAGNOLI,  CARLA MANNU, GIUSEPPE RODRIGUEZ
Photometric Stereo 3D visualizations of rock-art panels, bas-reliefs and graffiti

BENITO VILAS
A (re)view of the archaeostronomical interpretations of the deer antlers in the Galician rock art: The case of Campo Lameiro, Pontevedra.

JORGE ANGAS, MANUEL BEA
Geometric documentation and diffusion of the rock-art in Spain: ARAM project


SESSION 4C FORMAL APPROACHES TO VISIBILITY ANALYSIS IN ANCIENT ARCHITECTURAL SPACES AND CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

ANIL KUMAR, NEETI ANIL KUMAR
Typo-technological aspects of rock-cut cave-temples in south india -with special reference to the pallava caves (data analysis and interpretation using digital applications in cave architecture)

MICHELE DE SILVA
Visual space, defence, control and communication: towers and fortresses system of the tuscan coastal belt

YING ZHOU, MINGQUAN ZHOU,  WUYANG SHUI,  ZHONGKE WU,  WEI WANG
Segmentation of Ancient Chinese Architecture Point Cloud based on Parallel k-means Clustering


SESSION 4E FROM 3D SCANNING OF OBJECTS AND MONUMENTS TO AUGMENTED REALITY

MARIO ALAGUERO, DAVID CHECA,  ANDRES BUSTILLO
Learning the lessons of history: the augmented reality of the Mosque of Burgos in the Spanish Civil War

CARLO BATTINI, GIOVANNI LANDI
Augmented Reality e Virtual reality with mobile devices


SESSION 4F GEOMATICS APPROACHES IN LATIN AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY

TIAGO ATTORRE, PAULO DEBLASIS
Ground Penetrating Radar and GNSS-RTK as tools for mapping, imaging and modeling large archaeological structures surrounding Coastal Shell Mounds in Southern Brazilian Coast

DANIEL ALEXANDER CONTRERAS
A history of digital data acquisition and analysis at Chavín de Huántar, Peru

PATRICIA CASTILLO-PEÑA, KRASSIMIR IANKOV
Application of LiDAR and Photogrammetry in a “World Heritage” Archaeological Site: El Tajín, Veracruz; México

ALEX AUGUSTUS KARA
Of PostGIS and Peteneros: finding the interface between geospatial technology and Maya Archaeology

Speakers
AB

Andres Bustillo

University of BurgosPersonal Page: http://www.andresbustillo.es
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Alex Augustus KARA

Masters Student, University of Cincinnati
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Giovanni Landi

AR/VR Creative Director, ETT
Giovanni Landi is a AR/VR Creative Director for the Italian company ETT. He has been working in the field of Augmented Reality for the last 8 years, following the evolution of this technology. He carried out projects ranging from art, fashion and marketing to education, publishing and cultural heritage, all with the same objective of creating value and... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Vincent

Matthew Vincent

Researcher, digitalMED, Universidad de Murcia
Archaeologist, Coder, Digital Cultural Heritage Professional


Tuesday March 31, 2015 14:30 - 15:00
TBA

15:00

ROUNDTABLE 2 - Arches Heritage Inventory and Management System

The Arches Heritage Inventory and Management System was developed by the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund as an open source web-based geospatially-enabled information system to help inventory and manage immovable cultural heritage. The Arches software is free and available for download at www.archesproject.org. It was created in response to the persistent need for a system that fits the needs of the heritage field without requiring onerous investment of time and resources. Arches represents a unique initiative undertaken for the benefit of the cultural heritage field at large, with the long-term goal of improving heritage management worldwide. It combines state-of-the-art software development with the insights of many heritage professionals from around the world. This enterprise system incorporates the CIDOC-CRM (Conceptual Reference Model [ISO 21127: 2006]) as well as IT standards. Version 3.0 of Arches is planned to be released in January 2015, and will include a Reference Data Manager to internally manage complex thesauri.

Roundtable participants, including from the project team, will present Arches version 3.0, and discuss a range of topics related to the Arches project, including the rationale behind development decisions, describe the Arches graph data structure, potential benefits of incorporating the CIDOC-CRM and IT standards, our experience following an open source approach, and potential related benefits to the cultural heritage field. Participants will also discuss implementations of the Arches software, both existing and potential, its applicability to archaeological heritage, and outline the process that others may follow to deploy the software.

Keywords: GIS, heritage management, inventories, CIDOC CRM, semantic technologies, ontologies, thesauri, open source software


Moderators
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Stephen Stead

Director, Paveprime Ltd
Member of the CIDOC CRM-SIG. | Should talk to me about the new CRMinf extension

Tuesday March 31, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room 103

15:00

3C Computer and rock art studies: data collection, interpretation and communication

15:00-15:25
MARGARITA DIAZ-ANDREU, TOMMASO MATTIOLI
Archaeoacoustics of rock art: quantitative and qualitative approaches to the acoustics and soundscapes of rock art in the Western Mediterranean

15:25-15:50
JOHAN LINDERHOLM, PAUL GELADI, CLAUDIA SCIUTO
Field based Near Infrared analysis of Rock paintings in northern Scandinavia

15:50-16:15
ENRIQUE CERRILLO-CUENCA, MARCELA SEPÚLVEDA
Photographic recording and the digital enhancement of pigments: recent applications in the rock art of Northern Chile

16:15-16:40
PAOLO EMILIO BAGNOLI, ANDREA SAMUELI 
Computer graphics-aided recording of open-air extensive rock-art panels


Moderators
Speakers
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Claudia Sciuto

PhD student, MOBIMA Project-Umea University
"e sempre come un amuleto tengo i tuoi occhi nella tasca interna del giubbotto"


Tuesday March 31, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room A University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

4F Geomatics approaches in Latin American Archaeology

15:00-15:25
CAROLIN VON GROOTE-BIDLINGMAIER, KLAUS HILBERT, SABINE TIMPF
Deriving settlement patterns using environmental information

15:25-15:50
KAYELEIGH SHARP, MELISSA LITSCHI
Integrated Technological and Spatial Analysis: Fuzzy Data Mining on the North Coast, Peru

15:50-16:15
MIŁOSZ GIERSZ, PATRYCJA PRZĄDKA-GIERSZ, WIESŁAW WIĘCKOWSKI, JULIA MARIA CHYLA, ROBERTO PIMENTEL NITA, JACEK KOŚCIUK, ANNA KUBICKA, KRZYSZTOF MISIEWICZ, MIRON BOGACKI, WIESŁAW MAŁKOWSKI
Geomatic approaches in evaluation and inventorying of pre-Columbian heritage in danger at the coastal deserts of the Ancash Region of Peru

16:15-16:40
CRISTINA CASTAGNETTI, ELEONORA BERTACCHINI, ELISA BENOZZI, CAROLINA ORSINI, PAOLO ROSSI, ALESSANDRO CAPRA, VERONICA WILLIAMS
GPS and GIS for documentation and spatial representation in two valleys of the middle calchaquí basin (salta argentina)



Tuesday March 31, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

5G How to reveal geographic relations in Databases on cultural heritage

15:00-15:25
MIEKO MATSUMOTO, ESPEN ULEBERG

Dynamic Distributions in macro and micro perspective


15:25-15:50
MIRELLA SERLORENZI, STEFANIA PICCIOLA, ANDREA DE TOMMASI, CRISTIANA CORDONE, FEDERICA LAMONACA, LINO TRAINI, ANDREA VARAVALLO

Cluster Analysis applications for SITAR Project open archaeological datasets


15:50-16:15
CHRISTIAN WILLMES, DANIEL BECKER, GEORG BARETH

Data integration for paleo environmental and archaeological GIS based analysis

 

16:15-16:40

MICHAEL MÄRKER, CHRISTIAN WILLMES, VOLKER HOCHSCHILD, GEORG BARETH
How to exchange data between DB Systems on Early Humans. A case study based on the SFB 806 DB and the ROCEEH ROAD system


Moderators
VH

Volker Hochschild

Head of Geoinformatics, Universitaet Tuebingen

Speakers

Tuesday March 31, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room D University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

5M Improving Resolutions: Use and Potentials of Quantitative Methods in Near Eastern Archaeology

15:00-15:25
SIMONE BONZANO

The Gis-Archaeologist: methodological and analytical remarks on ancient near eastern highlands.


15:25-15:50
NAZARIJ BUŁAWKA, BARBARA KAIM

The Iron Age in Serakhs oasis (Turkmenistan). The preliminary results of the application of Geographic Information System in the study of the settlement pattern of the earliest confirmed occupation of the oasis.


15:50-16:15
TUNA KALAYCI

Archaeological Sites and Site Territories: A Remote Sensing Approach for Modelling Production Landscapes


16:15-16:40
VANESSA JULOUX

New data mining approach to analyze male or female agency: inventory of action verbs


Moderators
Speakers
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Nazarij BUŁAWKA

University of Warsaw
I am doing research on settlement pattern of the Iron Age at the territory of Central Asia (Yaz I-III periods). | | https://uw.academia.edu/NazarijBuławka


Tuesday March 31, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

7A Teaching digital archaeology - digitally teaching archaeology

15:00-15:25
RONALD VISSER

Teaching digital archaeology digitally


15:25-15:50
DOUG ROCKS-MACQUEEN

Teaching Archaeology Online with Virtual Learning Environments


15:50-16:15
SORIN HERMON, KYPRIANOS KOUNTOURIS, PANAYOTIS KYRIAKOU

Teaching or being taught? Experiences with digital archaeology at a primary school in Pyrga, Cyprus


16:15-16:40
MATTHIAS LANG, DIETA SVOBODA, JASON T. HERRMANN, JÖRG BOFINGER

Teaching Digital Methods in the Field - The Tübingen approach


Moderators
Speakers
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Sorin HERMON

assistant professor, The Cyprus Institute
i shared with an angel the last drop of Mozi's earthly life.. may his journey to eternity will be full of adventures and happiness | | self advertising ??


Tuesday March 31, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room 15 University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

7C Replication: from the past to the digital age

15:00-15:25

MHAIRI MAXWELL

Digital-Design-Archaeology: integrating digital and traditional making in re-creating a Pictish drinking horn fitting.


15:25-15:50

STEFANIA POESINI, LUCIA SARTI, VINCENZO DE TROIA, PAOLO MACHETTI

Computer applications for multisensory communication on cultural heritage


15:50-16:15
TEIJA TUULIA OIKARINEN

Utilisation of a game engine for archaeological visualisation


Moderators
Speakers
MF

Mercedes Farjas Abadía

University Professor, Technical University of Madrid
TT

Teija Tuulia Oikarinen

University of Oulu, Finland
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Sofia Pescarin

DigitalHeritage2013 General Co-Chair, CNR-ITABC
Archaeologist, PhD in History and Computing, specialist in GIS, 3d terrain, Open Source approach to Cultural Heritage. She is a researcher at the Institute of Technologies applied to Cultural Heritage of the National Council of Researches in Rome (CNR ITABC), in the Virtual Heritage... Read More →


Tuesday March 31, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

8C Digital methods in exploring and explaining the development of protourban centres

15:00-15:25
JORN SEUBERS

By the grace of the plough


15:25-15:50
ANGELO AMOROSO

Markers to define the proto-urban centers and their territory in Latium Vetus


15:50-16:15
ULLA MAARIT RAJALA

The Final Bronze Age – Early Iron Age transition in southern and northern Etruria: GIS, territories, agricultural production and settlement change


16:15-16:40
ALESSANDRO GUIDI, FRANCESCA FULMINANTE, SERGI LOZANO, LUCE PRIGNANO

Networks and Urbanization in Etruria and Latium vetus (1175/1150-500 BC)



Tuesday March 31, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room 14 University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

4C Formal approaches to visibility analysis in ancient architectural spaces and cultural landscapes

15:00-15:25
GIACOMO LANDESCHI, NICOLÒ DELL' UNTO, DANIELE FERDANI
A vector-based pipeline for assessing visibility: a 3D GIS perspective

15:25-15:50

HEATHER RICHARDS-RISSETTO, MICHAEL AUER, JENNIFER VON SCHWERIN, NICOLAS BILLEN, LUKAS LOOS, ALEXANDER ZIPF
MayaArch3D: Web based 3D Visibility Analyses in Ancient Cityscapes – the role of visible structures at the Maya Site of Copán, Honduras

 

15:50-16:15

NICOLÒ DELL' UNTO
Using different eyes: the case of the medieval Cathedral of Dalby

16:15-16:40
RODRIGO MORA
The development of 3D VGA tools: an application in a case of weak heritage in Valparaiso, Chile


Moderators
Speakers
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Daniele Ferdani

Researcher, CNR-ITABC
Se un uomo non sa verso quale porto è diretto, nessun vento gli è favorevole.
HR

Heather Richards-Rissetto

Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Heather Richards-Rissetto is an archaeologist specializing in the ancient Maya of Central America. She is Assistant Professor in Anthropology and a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. She uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and 3D visualization... Read More →
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Jennifer von Schwerin

Research Staff, German Archaeological Institute
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Nicolo Dell unto

Associate Professor, Lund University


Tuesday March 31, 2015 15:00 - 16:45
Room E University of Siena San Niccolò Building

16:40

Coffe Break
Tuesday March 31, 2015 16:40 - 17:00
TBA

17:00

3C Computer and rock art studies: data collection, interpretation and communication

17:00-17:15

ALEXANDER PAKHUNOV

Simple and low-cost method for the tracking of biological activity on cave art sites

 

17:25-17:50

FRANK BOOCHS, STEFANIE WEFERS, BURKHARD TIETZ, TOBIAS REICH

Support of Petroglyph analysis through processing and viewing of 3D scans

 

17:50-18:15

ANDREA ARCÀ

Digital practices for the study of the Great Rock of the Naquane National Park, Valcamonica - Italy: from graphic rendering to figure cataloguing



Tuesday March 31, 2015 17:00 - 18:40
Room A University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00

4F Geomatics approaches in Latin American Archaeology

17:00-17:15

JENNIFER VON SCHWERIN, MICHAEL AUER, NICOLAS BILLEN, LUKAS LOOS, HEATHER RICHARDS-RISSETTO, MARKUS REINDEL, ALEXANDER ZIPF, FABIO REMONDINO, BELEN JIMENEZ FERNANDEZ PALACIOS

A 4DWebGIS for the Documentation and Analysis of Complex Archaeological Sites


17:25-17:50

GUADALUPE ZETINA-GUTIERREZ, PATRICIA CASTILLO-PEÑA

Geomatics at conservation and study of domestic context of core and periphery of El Tajín, Veracruz; México: Research based in GIS, LIDAR and Photogrammetry.

 


Moderators
MF

Mercedes Farjas Abadía

University Professor, Technical University of Madrid

Speakers

Tuesday March 31, 2015 17:00 - 18:40
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00

6B New advancements in computational imaging

17:00-17:15

SCOTT MADRY, ELIZABETH JONES, AMANDA TICKNER

Archaeological Public Outreach, Education, and Research using the Liquid Galaxy Display System

 

17:25-17:50

GEORGE- ALEXIS IOANNAKIS, ANESTIS KOUTSOUDIS, BLAŽ VIDMAR, FOTIS ARNAOUTOGLOU, CHRISTODOULOS CHAMZAS

Enhancing Multi- Image Photogrammetric 3d Reconstruction Performance on Low-Feature Surfaces

 

17:50-18:15

ROBERT BEWLEY

Endangered Archaeology in the Middle east and North Africa

 

18:15-18:40

PIOTR WITKOWSKI, JULIA MARIA CHYLA, WOJCIECH EJSMOND, DAWID FELIKS WIECZOREK

The Combination of the RTI techniques and DStretch algoritms and Near Infrared imaginary in Gebelein Archaeological Project



Moderators
Speakers
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Anestis Koutsoudis

Associate Research Fellow - Grade B', Athena Research Centre
I remember Anestis back in 1986, when he poked at #5C39 with the value of one. Since then he went sub without return as he repeatedly faced numerous nasty 'R tape loading errors 0:1'. | | Nevertheless, he attempted to code in a variety of platforms and inevitably, he succeeded... Read More →
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Scott Madry

Research Associate Professor of Archaeology, UNC-Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Research Laboratories of Archaeology and The International Space University
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Dr. Amanda Tickner

Research Assistant, UNC-Chapel Hill, University Library
PhD Anthropology UNC 2009 | Masters Library Science Candidate 2015, currently working in the Davis Library Research Hub | HGIS researcher since 2003 with the Burgundy Historical Landscapes Working Group


Tuesday March 31, 2015 17:00 - 18:40
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00

7A Teaching digital archaeology - digitally teaching archaeology

 17:00-17:15

KRZYSZTOF MISIEWICZ, WIESŁAW MAŁKOWSKI, URSZULA ZAWADZKA-PAWLEWSKA, JULIA MARIA CHYLA

How to teach GIS to archaeologists

 

17:25-17:50

HERVE TRONCHERE, EMMA BOUVARD, STÉPHANE MOR, AUDE FERNAGU

From the Excavation to the Scale Model: a digital Approach

 

17:50-18:15

FRANÇOIS DJINDJIAN

3D Archaeology teaching at the Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University

 

18:15-18:40

EVA PIETRONI, DANIELE FERDANI, AUGUSTO PALOMBINI, MASSIMILIANO FORLANI, CLAUDIO RUFA

Lucus Feroniae and Tiber Valley virtual musem: from documentation and 3D reconstruction, up to a novel approach in storytelling, combining virtual reality, cinematographic rules, interaction and "ugmented" perception of the archaeological context


Moderators
Speakers
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Daniele Ferdani

Researcher, CNR-ITABC
Se un uomo non sa verso quale porto è diretto, nessun vento gli è favorevole.
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Djindjian François

University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne | Associate Professor (Archaeological Methods and Theory) | CNRS UMR 7041 Arscan | Director of the excavations of the late upper palaeolithic site of Gontsy (Ukraine) since 1993 : a mammçoth bone dwelling camp-site | President of the... Read More →
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Stéphane MOR

Chef de projets Innovation & Fablab, Astus Construction
Hi! | | I'm both a maker and a software engineer, or you might call me a hacker in general. I love to build stuff from data, stuff ranging from deputy assiduity to archeological data. My current fields of investigation are 3D scanning (laser and photogrammetry), the BIM (Building... Read More →
AP

Augusto Palombini

Ricercatore, CNR - Istituto per le Tecnologie Applicate ai BBCC
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Eva Pietroni

Researcher co-responsible VHlab, CNR
Eva Pietroni Art historian and a musician, researcher specialized in conservation and communication of Cultural Heritage at the Institute of Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage in Rome, Italy. Project coordinator for cross-disciplinary projects at national and international... Read More →


Tuesday March 31, 2015 17:00 - 18:40
Room 15 University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00

8C Digital methods in exploring and explaining the development of protourban centres

17:00-17:15

MARIZA CHRISTINA KORMANN, STELLA KATSAROU, DORA KATSONOPOULOU, GARY LOCK

Structural Integrity Modelling of an Early Bronze Age “Corridor House” in the Peloponnese

 

17:25-17:50

ANDREAS VIBERG, ULLA RAJALA, ARJA KARIVIERI, ELENA SORGE, ALESSANDRO FURIESI, LENA HOLMQUIST, MARIA LOWE FRI

The Stockholm Volterra Project–geophysics, photogrammetry and GIS mapping in exploring the historic centre of Volterra, Italy, from the Etruscan to the medieval period

 

17:50-18:15

WOJCIECH EJSMOND, JULIA MARIA CHYLA, TEODOZJA RZEUSKA, DAWID FELIKS WIECZOREK, PIOTR WITKOWSKI, MARCIN JAKUB ORDUTOWSKI, MARZENA OŻAREK-SZILKE, DANIEL TAKACS

Gebelein Archaeological Site Complex in Egypt – Shift from Capital of Predynastic, through Capital of Protostate to Administrative Centre in Dynastic Era

 

18:15-18:40

LISA FISCHER

Creating Virtual Williamsburg: Modeling an Eighteenth-Century American City in 3D



Tuesday March 31, 2015 17:00 - 18:40
Room 14 University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00

17:00

ROUNDTABLE 4 – Simulating the Past: Complex Systems Simulation in Archaeology
In the last few years approaches commonly classified as computational modelling (agent-based and mathematical modelling, as well as other types of simulation) are becoming increasingly common and popular among the archaeological computing community.

Almost all research activity could be termed ‘modelling’ in some sense, for example, in archaeology we create conceptual models (hypotheses, typologies), spatial models (GIS), virtual models (3D reconstructions) or statistical models to name but a few. Most of them, however, investigate either the elements of the system (individual pots, skeletons, buildings etc.) or the pattern produced by the system elements (cultural similarities, settlement distribution, urban development etc.) and only theorize about the possible processes that led from the aggregated actions of individual actors to population-level patterns. In contrast, simulation allows us to investigate and reconstruct such processes in a formal way, threfore tackling some of the past complexity. It helps us to create ‘virtual labs’ in which we can test and contrast different hypotheses, find irregularities in the data or identify new factors and relationships which we would not suspect of having a significant impact on the system. In short, complexity science techniques have great potential for diverse applications in archaeology and may become a driving force for formalisation of descriptive models for the whole discipline.

The aim of this roundtable is to discuss the potential and challenges of complex systems simulation, including but not restricted to:

  • the epistemology of computational modelling (what it can and cannot do);
  • data integration and its use for model validation;
  • system formalisation and the role of domain specialists;
  • replicability and reuse of code;
  • lessons learnt from other disciplines commonly using simulation (ecology, social science, economics etc.)
  • communication between modellers and the wider archaeological public;
  • further directions of research.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to propose the creation of a new Special Interest Group (SIG) under the auspices of CAA (named: ‘CAA Complex Systems Simulation SIG’), and to discuss a preliminary plan of the proposed activities of the SIG and an outline of how the SIG is to be organised.


Moderators
avatar for Barcelo, Juan

Barcelo, Juan

Professor, UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Tuesday March 31, 2015 17:00 - 18:45
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00

ROUNDTABLE 6 – Thinking between the lines: conceptualising the future of archaeological databases

This session will combine 5 minute lightning talks – appropriate for describing specific database examples, solutions, or methodological approaches – with a concluding round-table discussion that pulls together the threads of a more reflective approach to the conceptual structure of archaeological databases and the ways in which databases influence our thinking through constraints and facilitation. The last decade of innovation and development in archaeological DBMS has provided a multitude of platforms, techniques, vocabularies, and movements in the management of complex datasets collected in the field and laboratory, not to mention the incorporation of materials from GIS and other sister disciplines. Beyond their most common usage as simple storage and visualization receptacles, what are archaeological databases for and where are they headed? How do the rarely unified goals of data sharing, publication, and analysis influence the types of databases sought or produced by archaeologists?

How do data management models affect the types of analysis and argument made by archaeologists as they interpret the past? Participants presenting lightning talks are invited to bring a poster to the conference, which will be displayed during the sessions. Each block of lightning talks will be followed by a significant networking period (approx. 40 minutes) around the posters to allow immediate person-to-person discussion of the ideas presented and the development of new connections. In the concluding roundtable, we aim to bring together representatives of the major archaeological database platforms, as well as those concerned with semantic structure, metadata standards and repositories. Panelists will be invited to address the fundamental concepts and theoretical commitments that underlie archaeological databases, from HCI and software architectures, through relationships with the web and social media, to an increasingly connected internet of things.

This higher-level debate often takes a back seat to the practical issues of management, maintenance, and facilitation of other peoples’ data. We encourage submissions on any topic related to archaeological databases including, but not limited to: the database structures and concepts essential to the management of archaeological data; the relationship(s) between goals of data curation, analysis, and publication; data sharing standards and DBMS communication, interaction, and translation; appropriate chains of data production and curation from data collection devices to tertiary HCI and data export; integration of archaeological databases with the internet of things; the benefits and hindrances of ‘social’ archaeological databases; long term database sustainability as a possibility and goal; and the growing and changing roles of data management personnel, database administrators, and field archaeologists as data managers.


Moderators
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Ian Johnson

Honorary Associate, University of Sydney
Web-based databases and GIS/mapping applied to historical and archaeological applications. Mobile/tablet applications for field data collection and delivery of historical and cultural tours, Augmented Reality, semantic web

Tuesday March 31, 2015 17:00 - 18:45
Room E University of Siena San Niccolò Building

18:00

Book presentation: "Predicting prehistory. Predictive models and field research methods for detecting prehistoric contexts, Proceedings of the International Workshop, Grosseto (Italy), September 19-20 2013"
Presentation of the book:
Pizziolo G. and Sarti L. (eds)
"Predicting prehistory. Predictive models and field research

methods for detecting prehistoric contexts, Proceedings of the International Workshop, Grosseto (Italy), September 19-20 2013", Millenni studi di archeologia preistorica, 11, Museo e Istituto Fiorentino di Preistoria "Paolo Graziosi", Firenze 2015.

Moderators
Tuesday March 31, 2015 18:00 - 19:00
Room E University of Siena San Niccolò Building

19:00

Duomo Tour
The heart of art, history and tradition of Siena, the Duomo of Siena whose impressive mass rises in harmony with the square, constitutes one of the most illustrious examples of Romanesque-Gothic cathedrals in Italy. According to tradition, the current cathedral took the place of an early church dedicated to Mary, built around the XI century on the site of an earlier temple dedicated to Minerva. Although not documented, it is believed that the building was consecrated in 1179 in the presence of pope Alessandro III Bandinelli from Siena, following the peace treaty signed with the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, known as Barbarossa.

Tuesday March 31, 2015 19:00 - 20:30
Duomo of Siena
 
Wednesday, April 1
 

08:00

Registration
Conference Registration

Wednesday April 1, 2015 08:00 - 10:00
TBA

09:00

ROUNDTABLE 3 - The whole is other than the sum of its parts: where is the spatial data infrastructure for cultural heritage?

“It has been said: The whole is more than the sum of its parts. It is more correct to say that the whole is something else than the sum of its parts, because summing up is a meaningless procedure, whereas the whole-part relationship is meaningful” Kurt Koffka, 1935

Through the INSPIRE Directive national Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) have been established across Europe to share environmentally related datasets across public organisations within their own country and in neighbouring European countries. The Directive addresses 34 spatial themes needed for environmental policies, and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.

Despite the environmental focus of INSPIRE, datasets about Europe’s cultural heritage and historic environment are largely underrepresented with limited engagement from data curators. In part, there is genuine ambiguity in how the Directive applies to cultural heritage data.  For instance, some data has been released through the Protected Sites theme but are Protected Sites only those formally designated or do they also include sites managed through legal or other effective means?  Where does primary data created through a range of fieldwork techniques, from remote sensing through to excavation, sit within the Directive?  INSPIRE is about public sector data so how can data created through developer funded or privately sponsored fieldwork be accommodated?

Although cultural heritage data often has a strong spatial component, the full potential of the geographies created through discovery, recording and analysis is far from being realised.  Approaches to documenting fieldwork remain project focused ignoring the bigger picture. There is a lack of standardisation, or metadata, about work undertaken.  Data gathered in the course of fieldwork is subsequently forgotten about on completion of the project.  Spatial information is locked into published plans in reports or buried in the megabytes of digital data that may, or may not be formally preserved as part of a project archive. It is not easily discoverable or usable.  As a result we have a partial picture of the historic environment based on selective availability of spatial datasets often reduced to locational point data rather than describing the spatial extent of investigations. A thematic SDI should revolutionise in how we handle spatial information in archaeology – unlocking the potential of individual datasets across the discipline through the consistent creation, management and sharing of project data –to build something that is greater than the sum of its parts.

This round table session seeks to build a case for developing a thematic SDI but is thematic SDI even necessary with existing digital infrastructure initiatives – Archaeolandscapes (Arcland), ARIADNE and Europeana – in place?  Where are the current initiatives and exemplar projects, particularly for data created through fieldwork and scientific analysis, for harmonising spatial data?

Koffka, Kurt (1935) Principles of Gestalt Psychology, London, Lund Humphries.


Moderators
Wednesday April 1, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room 14 University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

1A Digital frontiers in maritime archaeology

9:00-9:25
ØYVIND ØDEGÅRD, ASGEIR J. SØRENSEN, MARTIN LUDVIGSEN, STEIN M. NORNES
Underwater Robotics in Marine Archaeology

9:25-9:50
MADELINE MCALLISTER
Virtual diving: Analysis of the archaeological value in image-based digital recording and reconstruction of underwater shipwreck sites in Western Australia

9:50-10:15
CRYSTAL SAFADI
An evaluation of the maritime accessibility and protection afforded by bronze age and iron age levantine harbours

10:15-10:40
PAT THOMAS TANNER
3D Scanning, Contact Digitising and Advanced 3D Digital Modelling for the reconstruction and Analysis of Boats and Ships

10:40-11:00
CARLO BELTRAME, ELISA COSTA, FRANCESCO GUERRA, PAOLO VENIER
Underwater photogrammetry applied on two cargos of marble of Roman age


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for MADELINE MCALLISTER

MADELINE MCALLISTER

PhD Candidate, The University of Western Australia
Underwater image-based recording and digital 3D reconstructions | Digital archaeology and site interpretations
avatar for Pat Tanner

Pat Tanner

PhD Candidate - University of Southampton, Traditional Boats of Ireland Project
3D Laser Scanning and digital ship reconstructions


Wednesday April 1, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room A University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

2A Interdisciplinary methods of data recording, management and preservation

9:00-9:25
LIAT WEINBLUM, STEFAN MÜNGER
DANA (Digital Archaeology and National Archives) – A New Software Tool for Field Archaeologists

9:25-9:50
FRANCESCA ANICHINI, GABRIELE GATTIGLIA
Preserving Italian archaeological open data: the MOD solution.

9:50-10:15
GIULIANO DE FELICE, ANDREA FRATTA
A dig in archive. The case of Herdonia

10:15-10:40
KANG LI
Computer-assisted archaeological line drawing by viewpoint-related feature extracting method

10:40-11:00
ENORA MAGUET
Palaeoenvironmental records and PHP possibilities: results and perspectives on an online bioarcheological database


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Gabriele Gattiglia

Gabriele Gattiglia

Research Fellow, Università di Pisa
I'm an archaeologist and research fellow at University of Pisa - MAPPA laboratory (www.mappaproject.org). My areas of interest regard digital archaeology and medieval/postmedieval archaeology. I divide my work between professional activities and research. I deal with urban and preventive... Read More →
avatar for Liat WEINBLUM

Liat WEINBLUM

Project Manager, Israel Antiquities Authority


Wednesday April 1, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

4A Managing archaeological 3d models

9:00-9:25
ANDREA D'ANDREA
Providing 3D content to Europeana

9:25-9:50
ACHILLE FELICETTI
MaDAM: A new generation Digital Asset Management for Cultural Heritage

9:50-10:15
 ATHANASIOS TSAOUSELIS, KONSTANTINOS STAVROGLOU, ANESTIS KOUTSOUDIS, FOTIOS ARNAOUTOGLOU, ANASTASIA MICHAILIDOU, DESPOINA TSIAFAKIS, CHRISTODOULOS CHAMZAS
The 3D Icons Portal: A Web tool for the dissemination of European 3D Cultural Heritage Objects

10:15-10:40
BRITT LONNEVILLE, BERDIEN DE ROO, CORNELIS STAL, BART DE WIT, ALAIN DE WULF, PHILIPPE DE MAEYER
Google Earth and KML as GIS tools for archaeological 3D models


Moderators
AD

Andrea D'andrea

Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale
"Se ho visto lontano è perchè ero sulle spalle di giganti" | | I. Newton 5 Febbraio 1676

Speakers
AD

Andrea D'andrea

Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale
"Se ho visto lontano è perchè ero sulle spalle di giganti" | | I. Newton 5 Febbraio 1676
avatar for Anestis Koutsoudis

Anestis Koutsoudis

Associate Research Fellow - Grade B', Athena Research Centre
I remember Anestis back in 1986, when he poked at #5C39 with the value of one. Since then he went sub without return as he repeatedly faced numerous nasty 'R tape loading errors 0:1'. | | Nevertheless, he attempted to code in a variety of platforms and inevitably, he succeeded... Read More →
avatar for Britt LONNEVILLE

Britt LONNEVILLE

PhD student, Ghent University
3D - cultural heritage - GIS - UAV
avatar for Berdien De roo

Berdien De roo

Ghent University, Geography Department
CS

Cornelis Stal

Ghent University


Wednesday April 1, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

5H Geographical and temporal network science in archaeology

9:00-9:25
PETER BIKOULIS

Hypothesis Testing and Validation in Archaeological Networks


9:25-9:50
DANIEL WEIDELE, MEREKE VAN GARDEREN, ULRIK BRANDES

Network Science in Archaeology: A Case Study Replication


9:50-10:15
TOM BRUGHMANS

MERCURY: an agent-based network model of tableware trade in the Roman East


10:15-10:40
SÉBASTIEN PLUTNIAK, JOSÉPHINE CARO, CLAIRE MANEN

Assessing the relevance of a stratigraphy by network analysis of conjoin relations between archaeological objects


10:40-11:00
SERGI LOZANO

Applying spectral analysis in archaeology. The urbanization process in Central Italy



Wednesday April 1, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room D University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

5I Interpreting the unstructured: new methods and tools for intrasite spatial analysis of palaeosurfaces

9:00-9:25

HANS PETER BLANKHOLM

Intrasite spatial analysis past and present: an overview

9:25-9:50
MICHAL BIRKENFELD, NIGEL ADRIAN GORING-MORRIS

Stratigraphy and spatial analysis at the PPNB site of Kfar HaHoresh, Israel


9:50-10:15
KATIA FRANCESCA ACHINO, JUAN ANTONIO BARCELÓ

Predicting the accumulative consequences of abandonment processes. Intrasite analysis of lakeside settlements


10:15-10:40
REBECCA J S CANNELL, JAN BILL

The geochemistry of deposition: functions and phases identified by geochemistry and spatial analysis in the proto-urban Viking Age settlement near Gokstad, Norway.


10:40-11:00
GIOVANNA PIZZIOLO, LUCIA SARTI, NICOLETTA VOLANTE

Intrasite analysis in the Florentine Plain: from data integration to palaeosurfaces interpretation


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Michal BIRKENFELD

Michal BIRKENFELD

Head of GIS Research Branch, Israel Antiquities Authority
Hi! I'm an archaeologist, specializing in Levant Prehistoric periods, and especially in the Neolithic of the Southern Levant. | For the past ten years I've also been specializing and developing GIS applications for archaeology, and for the past year I've been building a new branch... Read More →
avatar for Barcelo, Juan

Barcelo, Juan

Professor, UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
GP

Giovanna Pizziolo

University of Siena


Wednesday April 1, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room E University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

5L Modelling large-scale human dispersals: data, pattern and process

9:00-9:25
BENJAMIN DAVIES

Reediness is not a Polynesian character”: Modelling Pacific Island settlement and potential effects of spatiotemporal constraints on survival and human body dimensions


9:25-9:50
FULCO SCHERJON

Large scale population modelling in the deep past. Issues and concerns. HomininSpace, a case study in points.


9:50-10:15
GIACOMO CAPUZZO, JUAN ANTONIO BARCELÓ

Adoption of innovations and expansive phenomena in the 2nd millennium BC in Central and Western Europe.


10:15-10:40
MICHAEL MÄRKER, MICHAEL BOLUS

What can we learn about the environmental preferences of Neanderthals and Modern Humans using stochastic modeling?


10:40-11:00
THOMAS G. WHITLEY, GEOFF AVERN, CHRISTINE MARKUSSEN, KATIE SIMON

Modelling in Le Mandement: Using GIS and Geophysics to Examine Caesar’s Campaign against the Helvetii in 58 BC


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Geoff Avern

Geoff Avern

Visiting Fellow, | University Southampton
GC

Giacomo Capuzzo

Autonomous University of Barcelona | | | Academia: http://uab.academia.edu/GiacomoCapuzzo
avatar for Barcelo, Juan

Barcelo, Juan

Professor, UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
CM

Christine Markussen

EnviroSystems Management, Inc.
avatar for Fulco  Scherjon

Fulco Scherjon

Research Master at Leiden University


Wednesday April 1, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

9A Towards a Theory of Practice in Applied Digital Field Methods

9:00-9:25

AMANDA CLARKE, MICHAEL JOHN RAINS
The Use of Digital Technologies in the Silchester Town Life Project


9:25-9:50

DANIELE FERDANI, GIOVANNA BIANCHI

Recording, preservation and interpretation of a medieval archaeological site integrating different 3d technologies


9:50-10:15
SORIN HERMON, LOLA VICO, FRANCO NICCOLUCCI

On the intricacies of scientifically 3D modelling a building from the past and formally representing its underlying reasoning process – The Santa Cristina sanctuary site (Sardegna, Italy) as a case-study


10:15-10:40
JEROEN DE REU

Image-based 3D reconstruction: the future of archaeological excavation practice?


10:40-11:00
FABRIZIO GALEAZZI

Finding a Place for the New: Integrating 3D recording techniques with traditional practices of archaeological documentation


Moderators
avatar for Nicolo Dell unto

Nicolo Dell unto

Associate Professor, Lund University

Speakers
avatar for Daniele Ferdani

Daniele Ferdani

Researcher, CNR-ITABC
Se un uomo non sa verso quale porto è diretto, nessun vento gli è favorevole.
avatar for Sorin HERMON

Sorin HERMON

assistant professor, The Cyprus Institute
i shared with an angel the last drop of Mozi's earthly life.. may his journey to eternity will be full of adventures and happiness | | self advertising ??
JD

Jeroen De Reu

Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Archaeology - Ghent University


Wednesday April 1, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room 15 University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:00

Coffe Break
Wednesday April 1, 2015 11:00 - 11:30
TBA

11:30

1A Digital frontiers in maritime archaeology

11:30-11:55

DOMINIQUE RISSOLO, ALBERTO NAVA BLANK, VID PETROVIC,  MICHAEL BIANCO,  PERRY NAUGHTON, ERIC LO, FALKO KUESTER,  ROBERTO CHAVEZ ARCE
Refining techniques for underwater structure-from-motion (SfM) image acquisition and processing with a focus on noise characterization, mitigation, and removal


11:55-12:20
DEJAN VERANIČ, AIXA ANDREETTA
The »PALAFITTES GUIDE«: personal guide to the pile dwellers and their settlements


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Aixa ANDREETTA

Aixa ANDREETTA

phd Student - site manager, Swiss Coordination Group UNESCO Palafittes
- world heritage : conservation and promotion cultural and natural sites | - archaeology : interdisciplinary projects | - anthropology and human evolution
avatar for Dominique Rissolo

Dominique Rissolo

Archaeologist and Special Projects Coordinator, University of California, San Diego
I am affiliated with the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture, and Archaeology (CISA3) at UC San Diego and work closely with students and institutional partners on projects related to diagnostic imaging and analytical diagnostics for cultural heritage.


Wednesday April 1, 2015 11:30 - 13:30
Room A University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30

2A Interdisciplinary methods of data recording, management and preservation

11:30-11:55
SMARAGDI PAPAGIANNOPOULOU, NIKI NAOUMIDOU
When Archeology and Conservation meets in a cultural information system for movable archaeological finds so-called: Mnemosyne

11:55-12:20
ARIANNA TRAVIGLIA, STEPHEN WHITE, ANDREW WILSON, BEATRICE MCLOUGHLIN
Digital laboratory recording: workflows and data models for artefact processing

12:20-12:45
ANDREA BARDI, LUISA DALLAI, ALESSANDRO DONATI, VANESSA VOLPI
Archaeological and physicochemical approaches to the territory: on-site analysis and muldisciplinary databases for the reconstruction of historical landscapes

12:45-13:10
JEAN-YVES BLAISE
Putting architectural changes into context: the historySkyline visual metaphor


13:10-13:30
MICHAŁ GILEWSKI
Slow-motion videography and recording experimental archaeology


Wednesday April 1, 2015 11:30 - 13:30
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30

4D 3D Reconstruction, Analysis and Immersive Telepresence at Rock-Art Sites

11:30-11:55
THOMAS HÖLL, GERT HOLLER, AXEL PINZ
A scanner-prototype for geometric and radiometric reconstruction of rock-art sites

11:55-12:20
KEN SAITO, CHRIS MUSSON
3D Recording of Rock Art in Harsh Environmental Conditions at Ughtasar, Armenia

12:20-12:45
VERA MOITINHO DE ALMEIDA, LUIS TEIRA, ROBERTO ONTAÑÓN-PEREDO
Analysing Rock Art: a quantitative approach using 3D models

12:45-13:10
MATTHIAS ZEPPELZAUER
Intelligent Rock Art Processing: from Automated 3D Segmentation to Shape Classification


13:10-13:30

CARLO INGLESE, MARCO CARPICECI, FABIO COLONNESE

Mediated representations after laser scanning. The Monastery of Aynalı and the architectural role of red pictograms


Moderators
CA

Craig Alexander

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge

Speakers
avatar for Vera Moitinho de Almeida

Vera Moitinho de Almeida

Postdoc Researcher, STARC-CyI; LAQU-UAB
Vera Moitinho de Almeida is a post-doctoral fellow at STARC-CyI and is affiliated to LAQU-UAB. She obtained her Ph.D. from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), focusing on technological and functional analysis of archaeological objects, using 3D models and Reverse Engineering... Read More →


Wednesday April 1, 2015 11:30 - 13:30
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30

5A Modelling approaches to analyse the socio-economic context in archaeology

11:30-11:55
TILMAN BAUM, CLAAS NENDEL
Combining two modelling approaches to examine prehistoric husbandry methods and land use of the pre-alpine wetland settlements

11:55-12:20

JAMIE JOYCE, PHILIP VERHAGEN
Keeping the home fires burning: spatial dynamic modelling of the wood-fuel economy of the Roman limes zone in the Netherlands.

12:20-12:45
ANGELOS CHLIAOUTAKIS
An application of a self-organizing Agent-based model in Minoan Crete


12:45-13:10

ANDREA KAY, JED KAPLAN

A classification of subsistence lifestyles and land use in prehistoric Africa


13:10-13:30

Short poster presentation


Moderators
avatar for Philip Verhagen

Philip Verhagen

Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie JOYCE

Jamie JOYCE

PhD Candidate, VU University
avatar for Andrea KAY

Andrea KAY

PhD Researcher, UNIL - Université de Lausanne
My project explores the land-use changes associated with the shift to food production and iron use in sub-Saharan Africa between 1000 BC and AD 1500.
avatar for Philip Verhagen

Philip Verhagen

Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.


Wednesday April 1, 2015 11:30 - 13:30
Room E University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30

5H Geographical and temporal network science in archaeology

11:30-11:55

PIM VAN BREE, GEERT KESSELS

Diachronic network analysis in nodegoat: a methodology to dynamically scrutinise, reconfigure and re-evaluate complex datasets

 

11:55-12:20
MANUELA RITONDALE, GUIDO CALDARELLI, MAURO COLETTO

Application of network analysis to the trade routes of antiquities passing through the pontine islands


12:20-12:45
MU-CHUN WU

Wayfaring Social Relations: a spatial construct


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Pim van Bree

Pim van Bree

Researcher & Software Developer, LAB1100
avatar for Geert KESSELS

Geert KESSELS

Researcher & Software Developer, LAB1100


Wednesday April 1, 2015 11:30 - 13:30
Room D University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30

5L Modelling large-scale human dispersals: data, pattern and process

11:30-11:55

ANDREA ZANOTTI, JEAN-PIERRE BOCQUET-APPEL

An Agent-based Model to Simulate the Balkan Neolithic Expansion

 

11:55-12:20
SIMONE CALLEGARI, JOHN DAVID WEISSMANN, GEORGE LAKE, CHRISTOPH P. E. ZOLLIKOFER

High-performance agent-based models of worldwide human dispersals


12:20-12:45
IZA ROMANOWSKA, SETH BULLOCK

Testing the Variability Selection Hypothesis on Hominin Dispersals - an Agent-based Modelling Approach


12:45-13:10

NATALIE TKACHENKO, SIMONE CALLEGARI, JOHN DAVID WEISSMANN, WESLEY P. PETERSEN, GEORGE LAKE, CHRISTOPH P. E. ZOLLIKOFER

Individual-based modeling of population growth and dispersal in discrete time


13:10-13:30

TARJA SUNDELL, MARTIN HEGER, JUHANA KAMMONEN
Reconstructing the boom of prehistoric hunter-gatherer population size in Finland by agent and equationbased modeling


Wednesday April 1, 2015 11:30 - 13:30
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30

6C The Past, Present and Future of Non-Intrusive Geophysical Survey in the Field and the Laboratory

11:30-11:55

KEN SAITO, BARBARA FREZZA, STEFANO CAMPANA

Long walks in the italian countryside large-scale geophysical prospection in rural and once-urban contexts in central italy

 

11:55-12:20
PETRA SCHNEIDHOFER, ERICH NAU, LARS GUSTAVSEN, JESSICA LEIGH MCGRAW, CHRISTER TONNING, TERJE GANSUM, JAN BILL, WOLFGANG NEUBAUER

Interdisciplinary investigation of the burial mound at Rom in Vestfold County, Norway


12:20-12:45
BRIAN SEYMOUR, PAUL SCERRI

Robotic Watercraft and Archaeological Survey: A Cost Effective Approach.


12:45-13:10
ARMIN SCHMIDT, KAYT ARMSTRONG, MARTIJN VAN LEUSEN

Anomaly to Feature: Improving archaeological interpretation of magnetometer data through model-based inversion


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Kayt ARMSTRONG

Kayt ARMSTRONG

Post Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, FORTH
Girly geek archaeologist. Also into (in no particular order) gaming, feminism, philosophy, politics, computing, gender and identity stuff and books. Lots of books.
avatar for Armin Schmidt

Armin Schmidt

Owner, Dr Armin Schmidt - GeodataWIZ
BS

Brian Seymour

Cultural Resources Specialist, Michael Baker Internatonal
Michael Baker Engineering


Wednesday April 1, 2015 11:30 - 13:30
Room 14 University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30

9A Towards a Theory of Practice in Applied Digital Field Methods

11:30-11:55

MATTEO SORDINI, FRANCESCO BROGI, STEFANO CAMPANA
3D recording of archaeological excavation: the case of study of Santa Marta, Tuscany, Italy.


11:55-12:20

LUCA BEZZI, ALESSANDRO BEZZI, RUPERT GIETL, GIANLUCA FONDRIEST, GIUSEPPE
NAPONIELLO, MATTIA SEGATA
Professional archaeology: innovations and best practices in digital methodologies. Through an Open Research


12:20-12:45

SAMANTHA STOUT

Cyberarchaeology and interdisciplinary collaboration – A critical analysis of the adoption of digital technologies in archaeology in the case of CISA3 fieldwork in Jordan


12:45-13:10

COLLEEN MORGAN

The Death (and Afterlife) of Archaeological Photography

 

13:10-13:30

ERIK KJELLMAN, ANJA ROTH NIEMI

Lens distortion: perspectives on reflexivity and interpretation in digital field archaeology. Case studies from Northern Norway


Moderators
avatar for Nicolo Dell unto

Nicolo Dell unto

Associate Professor, Lund University

Speakers
avatar for Francesco BROGI

Francesco BROGI

University of Siena
Francesco Brogi, member of Laboratory of Landscape Archeology and Remote Sensing (LAP&T) of the University of Siena, is a PHD student in Medieval Archeology. His research interests are related to Archeology of Architecture (structures and techniques from late antiquity to medieval... Read More →
avatar for Erik Kjellman

Erik Kjellman

GIS-supervisor, Tromsø University Museum
MS

Matteo SORDINI

universita di siena - dip archeologia
avatar for Samantha Stout

Samantha Stout

Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3), University of California, San Diego
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, specialization in Cultural Heritage Diagnostics. My doctoral work has focused on analytical challenges for the identification of pigments in artifacts of cultural heritage and archaeology. I come from an interdisciplinary research group at... Read More →


Wednesday April 1, 2015 11:30 - 13:30
Room G University of Siena San Niccolò Building

13:30

Lunch
Wednesday April 1, 2015 13:30 - 14:30
TBA

13:30

CAA AGM
Wednesday April 1, 2015 13:30 - 16:45
Room G University of Siena San Niccolò Building

14:30

Lunch time talk: Herbert Maschner. Archaeology and the Democratization of Science: A New $10,000,000 Project is Seeking Collaborators and Research Ideas.

Lunch time talk: Herbert Maschner.

Archaeology and the Democratization of Science: A New $10,000,000 Project is Seeking Collaborators and Research Ideas.

 

Herbert Maschner, Director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History, Idaho State University.

Executive Director of the Centre for Virtualization and Applied Spatial Technologies, University of South Florida. 

 


Wednesday April 1, 2015 14:30 - 15:00
Room A University of Siena San Niccolò Building

14:30

Poster Session
SESSION 1B THE CHALLENGE OF THE PREVENTIVE ARCHAEOLOGY : EFFICIENCY AND QUALITY

JEAN-PHILIPPE CHIMIER, THOMAS POUYET
Working with preventive archaeological data in the research programm EVENA : an efficient cas

FREDERIC AUDOUIT, VÉRONIQUE VACHON
Topograhy in preventive archaeology : operating more integrated into GIS and archaeological information system

SYLVAIN BADEY, XAVIER RODIER
Spatial analysis for an efficient use of data from trial trenching

ELLÉBORE SEGAIN, VÉRONIQUE VACHON
Recording data and managing the field : another use of the GIS-DBMS systme in preventive archaeology

CORINA IOANA BORS, LUCIANA ADELA RUMEGA-IRIMUS, VLAD RUMEGA-IRIMUS
Large scale archaeological preventive excavations in Romania. The case study of the middle Hallstatt site Tartaria-Podu Tartariei vest


SESSION 2A INTERDISCIPLINARY METHODS OF DATA RECORDING, MANAGEMENT AND PRESERVATION

DOMENICO CANTONE, MARIANNA NICOLOSI-ASMUNDO, DANIELE FRANCESCO SANTAMARIA, FRANCESCA TRAPANI
An ontology for ceramics cataloguing

JOSEP MARIA PUCHE, FELIPE BUILL, Mª AMPARO NÚÑEZ, JOSEP Mª MACIAS, JOSEP Mª TOLDRÀ, PAU DE SOLÀ-MORALES
Beyond the point cloud. Without leaving the point.

PETRA JANOUCHOVÁ, BARBORA WEISSOVÁ
Linking of heterogeneous archaeological and historiographical data: case study of Yambol region, Bulgaria

MONICA GIULIANO
A multidisciplinary approach for virtual reconstruction


SESSION 4A MANAGING ARCHAEOLOGICAL 3D MODELS

FRANCESCO LELLA, SAVERIO GIULIO MALATESTA, ILARIA BALDINI,  FRANCES PINNOCK, DAVIDE NADALI
Reconstructing a Lost Town: The Case Study of Ebla

CARLO INGLESE, ANTONIO PIZZO
The Integrated Digital Survey As a Form of Knowledge of the Roman Bridges in Lusitania

LI JIJUNNAN, GENG GUOHUA,  JIA CHAO,  WANG XIAOFENG
Reappear the Qin Dynasty Architecture: Eaves Tiles Reconstruction

MAURICE DE KLEIJN, RENS DE HOND
Abstract Review - A 3D Information system for the Mapping the Via Appia project

MATTEO LORENZINI, RENATO GUERRUCCI
3D segmentation and semantical enrichment

FRANCESCA CARBONI
Ostia, Domus Fulminata (III, VII, 3-5): from traditional survey to the virtual 3D model

PETER RAUXLOH, MOISES HERNANDEZ CORDERO, AZIZUL KARIM
Beyond the academic – Photo modelling applied to complex commercial archaeology


SESSION 4D 3D RECONSTRUCTION, ANALYSIS AND IMMERSIVE TELEPRESENCE AT ROCK-ART SITES

PU REN, MINGQUAN ZHOU,  GUOHUA GENG, WUYANG SHUI,  CHUNHONG WANG
Rule-based Rapid Modeling Method for Chinese Pagodas

EMANUEL DEMETRESCU, DANIELE FERDANI
Best practices in archaeological 3D reconstruction: the case study of the Mausoleum of Romulus in Rome.

WEI WANG, MINGQUAN ZHOU,  WUYANG SHUI,  YI ZHOU,  ZHONGKE WU,  YING ZHOU,  KANG WANG
Artifact models Simplification and progressive transmitted encoding

JORGE ANGAS, MANUEL BEA
Virtual restitution of the destroyed Levantine rock art shelters of Matarraña region (Teruel, Spain)


SESSION 5B MODELLING APPROACHES TO ANALYSE THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONTEXT IN ARCHAEOLOGY

KARIM SADR
Methodological issues in the classification of stone-walled structures and their effects on modelling the socio-economic organization of pre-colonial communities in the southern Gauteng Province, South Africa.

RAFFAELLA DA VELA
The Romanization of Northern Etruria as a breakdown of the social network of the minor settlements

ARNE ANDERSON STAMNES
Assessing the Effect of Temperature Change on Iron Age Crop Production and Settlement Patterns in Mid-Norway – a Geostatistical Model

CRAIG ALEXANDER
Rock-art, land-use and settlement in Iron Age Valcamonica

VALERIA ACCONCIA, SERAFINO LORENZO FERRERI
GIS analysis for the identification of land use in inland Abruzzo from the Iron Age to the Romanization

GIUSEPPE MUCI
Evaluating the crisis: population and land productivity in Late Medieval Salento (Southern Apulia)

ANDREA D'ANDREA, RODOLFO FATTOVICH,  ANDREA MANZO,  LUISA SERNICOLA,  GILDA FERRANDINO,  GIUSEPPE ZOLLO,  ANTONELLA PALOMBA,  MARTINA GRANIGLIA
Dynamics of the settlement pattern in the Aksum area (800-400 BC). An ABM preliminary approach

TIM MURTHA, KIRK FRENCH, DAVID WEBSTER,  CHRIS DUFFY
Landscape and Territory at Tikal, Guatemala



Speakers
CA

Craig Alexander

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge
AD

Andrea D'andrea

Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale
"Se ho visto lontano è perchè ero sulle spalle di giganti" | | I. Newton 5 Febbraio 1676
ED

Emanuel Demetrescu

CNR-ITABC
semina un pensiero e raccoglierai un'azione, semina un'azione e raccoglierai un'abitudine, semina un'abitudine e raccoglierai un carattere, semina un carattere e raccoglierai un destino
avatar for Daniele Ferdani

Daniele Ferdani

Researcher, CNR-ITABC
Se un uomo non sa verso quale porto è diretto, nessun vento gli è favorevole.
avatar for Azizul KARIM

Azizul KARIM

Senior Archaeologist, Museum of London Archaeology
Good For Anything
FL

Francesco LELLA

Project Manager Archeo&Arte3D Lab, Centro interdipartimentale Digilab, Sapienza
avatar for Saverio Giulio Malatesta

Saverio Giulio Malatesta

Project and web Manager, Archeo&Arte 3D Lab
avatar for Giuseppe MUCI

Giuseppe MUCI

PhD Candidate, University of Salento
avatar for Xavier  Rodier

Xavier Rodier

CNRS | UMR 7324 CITERES Laboratoire Archéologie et Territoire, Université François-Rabelais/CNRS, Tours


Wednesday April 1, 2015 14:30 - 15:00
TBA

15:00

ROUNDTABLE 5 – Linked Open Data Applied to Pottery Databases

The indestructible nature of pottery has left an abundant amount of material in the archaeological record. Vessels were formed into a variety of shapes and sizes which inform the modern scholar about their possible function and/or manufacturing process. In addition to being an excellent tool for dating, pottery also enables researchers to reconstruct the nature of a site and/or point to evidence of trade between groups of people. Some types of pottery even exhibit additional decoration that reflects the style of a certain period, the visual language of a region, or scenes that offer information about religion, daily life, literature, or contemporary events.

Ceramics exist in a variety of databases within museum collections, archives, or as part of excavations or surveys. The basic ideas underlying the classification of ancient Mediterranean pottery (e.g., shape, production place, painter, potter, iconography, etc.) are shared across languages, but the aggregation of data on a massive scale cannot be undertaken without standardised identifiers and ontologies. Presently, there are no firm standards for representing and/or publishing pottery datasets on the web, and, for this reason, it is difficult to query across multiple collections for research purposes. Linked Open Data (LOD) can play a vital role in ameliorating some of these technical challenges. Building on the methodologies developed for Nomisma.org, a collaborative enterprise that seeks to define the intellectual concepts of numismatics, we have undertaken a new project, Kerameikos.org, that likewise will apply these technologies to pottery. Kerameikos.org, a thesaurus that seeks to define pottery concepts with URIs and RDF, will enable those publishing ceramic data to encode their information in an accessible manner, following emerging web standards in the cultural heritage community.

This roundtable follows the introduction of Kerameikos.org during the 2014 CAA (Gruber and Smith). Since that time we have selected a Scientific Committee comprised of experts relevant to the current project content, including information technologists and pottery specialists. Currently, we seek to solicit feedback from the informatics and ceramics communities on our future direction. While Kerameikos.org is focused currently on Greek black- and red-figure ‘vases’, we welcome presentations and discussions of digital projects in other fields of pottery studies. It is our goal to design a tool whose application can meet the needs of archaeologists working in museums, the field, or archives. We hope that this roundtable will encourage further dialogue and collaboration.


Speakers
avatar for Ethan Gruber

Ethan Gruber

Diretor of Data Science, American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society | Twitter: @ewg118 | ORCID


Wednesday April 1, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room 15 University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

1B The challenge of the preventive archaeology
15:00-15:25
ANN DEGRAEVE
Preventive archaeology : how can we bridge the digital gap

15:25-15:50
MAXIME SEGUIN, YARAMILA TCHEREMISSINOFF
A systematic photogrammetric survey in a context of preventive archaeology : the collective grave of « Cavalade-mas-rouge"

15:50-16:15
RUPERT GIETL, LUCA BEZZI, ALESSANDRO BEZZI
Preventive archaeology along the WW1 high alpine frontline. Challenges, approchaes, limitations

16:15-16:40
ENRICO PETRUZZI
Collecting, managing and sharing archaeological data : preventive archaeology in a urban context. Porto Torres, Sardinia, Italy

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Ann DEGRAEVE

Ann DEGRAEVE

Head of the Archaeological Heritage Department, Brussels Capital Region - Heritage Direction, Belgium
Archaeological excavation management for the Brussels Capital Region (Belgium): Preventive and rescue archaeology in an urban environment. Archaeological Collections and Data Management: database development. | Conservation and digitisation of the archaeological archives of the... Read More →
MS

Maxime SEGUIN

Surveyor Engineer, Inrap


Wednesday April 1, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room A University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

2A Interdisciplinary methods of data recording, management and preservation

15:00-15:25
TIINA VÄRE, JAAKKO NIINIMÄKI, MILTON NÚÑEZ, MARKKU NISKANEN, SANNA LIPKIN, SIRPA NIINIMÄKI, MATTI HEINO, ANNEMARI TRANBERG, ROSA VILKAMA, SAARA TUOVINEN, TIMO YLIMAUNU, TITTA KALLIO SEPPÄ, JUHO ANTTI JUNNO
Virtual excavation of burials utilizing computed tomography imaging

15:25-15:50
THOM CORAH, DOUGLAS CAWTHORNE
Driving Engagement in Heritage Sites Using Personal Mobile Technology

15:50-16:15
CYNTHIA MASCIONE, LUCA PASSALACQUA, ROSSELLA PANSINI
Integrated methodologies for the reconstruction of the ancient city of Lixus (Morocco)

16:15-16:40
ANAIS GUILLEM, DEJAN VERANIČ, ROKO ZARNIC

UNESCO World heritage serial property Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps, Monitoring of pile dwelling near Ig, in Ljubljana Marsh Nature Park with photogrammetry and BIM approach.



Wednesday April 1, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

4D 3D Reconstruction, Analysis and Immersive Telepresence at Rock-Art Sites

15:00-15:25
NEIL SMIT, MATT HOWLAND, THOMAS LEVY
Digital field recording in the 4th dimension: ArchField C++

15:25-15:50
TOMMASO EMPLER, BARBARA FORTE, EMANUELE FORTUNATI
Cultural Heritage 3D modeling view in Real time: the Forum of Nerva in Rome in the time of Imperial Rome and Medieval Ages

15:50-16:15
EMANUEL DEMETRESCU, IVANA CERATO
From survey data to 3D extensive landscape reconstruction. A taxonomic - metadata approach to Montegrotto Terme area.

16:15-16:40
STEPHAN BECK, ANDRÉ KUNERT, ALEXANDER KULIK, BERND FROEHLICH
Collaborative Visual Analysis of 3D Scanning Data: The 3D-Pitoti Scientists Lab


Moderators
CA

Craig Alexander

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge

Speakers
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Emanuel Demetrescu

CNR-ITABC
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avatar for Tommaso Empler

Tommaso Empler

Scientific Manager of Laboratory of Visual and Digital Studies in Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome - Department of History, Representation and Restoration in Architecture
BA Certificate of Higher Education in Architecture in 1992 at Sapienza University of Rome. PhD degree in 1998. Researcher in 2010. | Since 1998, as external lecturer, teaches Computer Graphics at “Valle Giulia” Faculty of Architecture - Sapienza University of Rome. From 2002... Read More →
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Thomas LEVY

Distinguished Professor, Qualcomm Institute, University of California, San Diego
Thomas Evan Levy is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and is the inaugural holder of the Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands at the University of California, San Diego. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Levy is... Read More →
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Neil Smith

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


Wednesday April 1, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

5A Modelling approaches to analyse the socio-economic context in archaeology

15:00-15:25
CHRISTINA COLLINS, ELENI ASOUTI, MATT GROVE, DOUGLAS BAIRD, RICHARD CHIVERRELL, LEE BRADLEY
Results of the 'Unfamiliar Landscape' project: Palaeoenvironmental modelling and the origins of agriculture in Central Anatolia.

15:25-15:50
SEBASTIAN VOGEL, FLORIAN SEILER, MICHAEL MÄRKER
The SALVE research project: Sarno River plain – Ancient Life in the Vesuvian Environment

15:50-16:15
MONICA DE CET
Menorca and its Past Socio-Economic Sphere: a Methodological Approach to Model Production and Demography on a Mediterranean Island.

16:15-16:40
JOAN NEGRE PÉREZ, JUAN ANTONIO BARCELÓ ÁLVAREZ
Agricultural yields and demographic size. An experimental approach to regional-scale population estimate in a medieval Islamic hinterland (Tortosa, Northeast Iberian Peninsula).


Moderators
avatar for Philip Verhagen

Philip Verhagen

Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.

Speakers
avatar for Barcelo, Juan

Barcelo, Juan

Professor, UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
avatar for Joan Negre

Joan Negre

Postdoc Fellow, Quantitative Archaeology Lab
I am currently working at the Austral Centre for Scientific Research (CADIC), an institution within the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina (CONICET). My research is focused on understanding the relationship between space and society through the use of... Read More →
FS

Florian SEILER

German Archaeological Institute


Wednesday April 1, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room E University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

5L Modelling large-scale human dispersals: data, pattern and process

15:00-15:25

STEPHANIE R ROGERS, PHILIPPE CURDY, MURIEL ESCHMANN RICHON, RALPH LUGON

Modelling glacial archaeological potential in the Pennine Alps – A multidisciplinary approach


15:25-15:50
GUY DE MULDER, MARK VAN STRYDONCK

Radiocarbon dates, cremations, flatgraves and the appearance of the urnfield cemeteries in Belgium



Wednesday April 1, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

6A Approaches for Sensor Data Integration for the Investigation of Archaeological Landscapes

15:00-15:25
TUNA KALAYCI, APOSTOLOS SARRIS

Sensor Data Integration: Concepts and Methods


15:25-15:50
NIKOS PAPADOPULOS, MEROPI MANATAKI, TUNA KALAYCI

Sensor Fusion in Geophysics: A Synthetic Approach


15:50-16:15
ENRIQUE CERRILLO CUENCA, ADARA LÓPEZ

Recording the prehistoric landscapes of Inner Iberia through LiDAR data and Aerial Imagery Repositories (WMS)


16:15-16:40
BENJAMIN DUCKE

Conquering the point clouds: high-performance processing of multi-sensor data in free and open source GIS


Moderators
AS

Apostolis Sarris

Institute for Mediterranean Studies | | Foundation for Research & Technology, Hellas

Speakers
AS

Apostolis Sarris

Institute for Mediterranean Studies | | Foundation for Research & Technology, Hellas


Wednesday April 1, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room D University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

6C The Past, Present and Future of Non-Intrusive Geophysical Survey in the Field and the Laboratory

15:00-15:25
KATE WELHAM, JEFFREY FLEISHER, FEDERICA SULAS, CHARLENE STEELE, STEPHANIE WYNNE-JONES

An integrated approach to understanding Swahili archaeology. A case study from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Songo Mnara, Tanzania.


15:25-15:50
MEROPI MANATAKI, APOSTOLOS SARRIS, TUNA KALAYCI, FRANCOIS-XAVIER SIMON, CARMEN CUENCA-GARCIA, JAMIESON C. DONATI, NIKOS PAPADOPOULOS

Studying the Variation of Geophysical Signals of the Architectural Attributes of the Neolithic Tells and Landscape.


15:50-16:15
MICHAEL MÄRKER, IVANO RELLINI, MARCO FIRPO, LUIGI MUCERINO

Assessment of Subsurface Neolithic/ Palaeolithic sites in the Southern Gargano Area, Apulia, Italy using a 3D geo-electric resistivity


16:15-16:40
JAN BULAS, MICHAŁ KASIŃSKI, PIOTR WRONIECKI

Microregional studies of Iron Age landscape in the Michałowice region, woj. Świętokrzyskie, Poland.- Results of non-invasive investigations



Wednesday April 1, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room 14 University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

9A Towards a Theory of Practice in Applied Digital Field Methods

15:00-15:25

PATRICIA MARTÍN-RODILLA, CESAR GONZALEZ-PEREZ, PATRICIA MAÑANA-BORRAZÁS
A conceptual and visual proposal to decouple material and interpretive information about stratigraphic data


15:25-15:50

HEATHER RICHARDS-RISSETTO, KRISTIN LANDAU
Lessons in Translation: From Analog to GeoDigital


15:50-16:15

PIRAYE HACIGÜZELLER

The Archaeological Process and its Progress in the Age of Digital Cartography: a View from Çatalhöyük


16:15-16:40

SARA PERRY

Challenging the remit of applied digital field methods


Moderators
avatar for Nicolo Dell unto

Nicolo Dell unto

Associate Professor, Lund University

Speakers
avatar for Cesar Gonzalez-Perez

Cesar Gonzalez-Perez

Staff Scientist, Incipit CSIC
I work in conceptual modelling, metamodelling, and knowledge engineering for cultural heritage.
KL

Kristin LANDAU

PhD Candidate, Northwestern University
SP

Sara Perry

University of York | Twitter: @archaeologistsp | | | Personal Page: http://saraperry.wordpress.com
HR

Heather Richards-Rissetto

Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Heather Richards-Rissetto is an archaeologist specializing in the ancient Maya of Central America. She is Assistant Professor in Anthropology and a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. She uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and 3D visualization... Read More →


Wednesday April 1, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Santa Chiara auditorium

16:40

Coffe Break
Wednesday April 1, 2015 16:40 - 17:00
TBA

17:00

Keynote Talk - Nicolò dell’Unto “The Use of 3D Models for Intra-Site Investigation in Archaeology”
The Use of 3D Models for Intra-Site Investigation in Archaeology

In the last few decades, the development of technology to aid in documenting, analysing and communicating information regarding archaeological sites has strongly affected the way scholars and researchers use and perceive the archaeological information retrieved during the field investigation process. Currently digital instruments are used in archaeology at every level and their employment during field activities increases the possibilities to document and visualize, with high accuracy of details, information detected in the field. In the frame of excavation practice, the development of powerful visualisation platforms, such as the Geographic Information System (GIS), and the introduction of digital acquisition tools, have provided archaeologists with the opportunity to fully reconstruct and study the spatial and temporal relations between the different strata detected on site in three dimensions (3D). This innovative new approach allows defining new field documentation strategies, through which it is possible to achieve a more accurate and detailed overview of the investigation process and to perform different new typologies of analysis in support of the site interpretation.

Bio – Nicoló Dell’Unto is a senior lecturer at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University, Sweden. He studied archaeology at the University of Rome, La Sapienza. Upon completion of his Masters, he had a joint appointment as a research assistant at the Institute for Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage, ITABC-CNR, Italy. There he took part in several international projects for 3D documentation and visualization of archaeological sites through the use of digital techniques. Later he obtained a PhD in Technologies and Management of Cultural Heritage at the Institute for Advanced Studies -IMT Lucca, Italy. He also worked as a postdoc at the University of California Merced before his current position at Lund University. His research is focused on the investigation of new methodologies for 3D documentation, visualization and analysis of intra-site excavation activities. Dell’Unto is currently working in different archaeological sites; including Uppåkra, (Sweden), Catalhoyuk (Turkey), and Pompeii (Italy) where he is studying how the use of 3D models, in support of the field investigation activities, affects the way archaeologists interpret archaeological sites.

Speakers
avatar for Nicolo Dell unto

Nicolo Dell unto

Associate Professor, Lund University


Wednesday April 1, 2015 17:00 - 17:45
Auditorium University of Siena San Niccolò Building

20:30

Social Dinner
Wednesday April 1, 2015 20:30 - 21:30
Rocca Salimbeni
 
Thursday, April 2
 

08:00

Registration
Conference Registration

Thursday April 2, 2015 08:00 - 10:00
TBA

09:00

ROUNDTABLE 1 – Challenging Digital Archaeology – the discussion continues

Following on from the vibrant discussions at the CAA 2014 round table “What do you want from Digital Archaeology”, the premise of this session is to develop and refine some grand disciplinary challenges which will generate transformative impetus and direction to the practice of digital archaeology and at the same time contribute significantly to the development of theories and methods in the discipline of archaeology more generally.

In this session we invite contributions which discuss areas which can truly revolutionise and challenge digital archaeology, and at the same time seek to engage the international expertise of CAA to help identify and agree some concrete steps to engage with selected grand disciplinary challenges.


Moderators
Thursday April 2, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room 15 University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

10A ArcheoFOSS: free/open source software and archaeological research, ten years later

9:00-9:25
ALESSANDRO BEZZI, LUCA BEZZI, FABRIZIO FURNARI, ROMAIN JANVIER

ArcheOS Theodoric v. 5.0, ten years later


9:25-9:50
LUCA MANDOLESI

pyArchInit - python for archaeology - Part II


9:50-10:15
JERZY SIKORA, JACEK SROKA, JERZY TYSZKIEWICZ

Strati5 - open mobile software for Harris matrix


10:15-10:40
LOUP BERNARD

ArkeoGIS, merging European archaeological sites, artefacts and geographical datas online: state of art and further developments


10:40-11:00
FINNEGAN POPE-CARTER, CHRYS HARRIS, THOMAS SPARROW, CHRIS GAFFNEY

ArchaeoPY: Developing Open Source Software for Archaeological Geophysics


Moderators
SC

Stefano Costa

Università degli Studi di Siena | | Twitter: @stekosteko
AP

Augusto Palombini

Ricercatore, CNR - Istituto per le Tecnologie Applicate ai BBCC

Speakers
avatar for Luca MANDOLESI

Luca MANDOLESI

UNA_QUANTUM inc.
I'm a medieval archaeologist and a archaeoimagineers. I'm developping a python plugin for Qgis that aims to the management of archaeological dataset. I am a partner in a company making archaeological research and belong to the newly formed association Una_Quantum Inc. , for the development... Read More →
FP

Finnegan POPE-CARTER

University of Bradford & GSB Prospection
avatar for Jerzy SIKORA

Jerzy SIKORA

Faculty Member, Institute of Archaeology, University of Lodz (Poland)


Thursday April 2, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room 145

09:00

10B Electronic resources for archaeology: from databases to digital open data

9:00-9:25
DOUG ROCKS-MACQUEEN

The Past and Future of Open Access in Archaeology


9:25-9:50
FRANCESCA ANICHINI, MARGHERITA BARTOLI, PAOLA LILIANA BUTTIGLIONE, ELEONORA DELPOZZO, ILENIA GALLUCCIO, GABRIELE GATTIGLIA, CLARA ANNARITA GIANNITRAPANI, SILVIA LISCHI, SAVERIO GIULIO MALATESTA, FLAVIA MORANDINI, DANIELA MUSMECI, FELICE PERCIANTE, MARIELA QUARTARARO, SARA LINDA RUSSO, FRANCESCA SIMI

Are the open archaeological data fashionable? The Italian Manifesto for Open Data in Archaeology (MODA)


9:50-10:15
ALESSANDRA CARAVALE, ALESSANDRA PIERGROSSI

Digital resources for archaeology. The contribution of the on-line projects by ISMA-CNR


10:15-10:40
VALERIA BOI, MIRELLA SERLORENZI, ILARIA JOVINE, MILENA STACCA

SITAR: starting point, challenges and future development of an archaeology data sharing platform


10:40-11:00
FEDERICO NURRA

Use of cartographical Open Data in the context of the project SITAN

 



Thursday April 2, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

2B Integrating 3D Data from Field Archaeology

9:00-9:25
ROOSJE DE LEEUWE
Integration of 3D scans, photogrammetry and Total Station data in forensic archaeological case work


9:25-9:50
KATIE SIMON, EILEEN ERNENWEIN, CHISTOPHER ANGEL, CHRISTINE MARKUSSEN
Integrating remotely sensed surface and subsurface data in three dimensions for a new look at old spaces


9:50-10:15
ARIAN GOREN, KAY KOHLMEYER, THOMAS BREMER, SUSANNE BRANDHORST, ARIE KAI-BROWNE, ALEXANDER HENNIG, FELIX BALDA, DAVID STRIPPGEN, SEBASTIAN PLESCH
Past progressive: Interacting with simulated archaeological assets


10:15-10:40

LOES OPGENHAFFEN, MARTINA REVELLO LAMI
Pottery goes digital. 3D laser scanning technology and the study of archaeological ceramics


Moderators
avatar for Maurizio Forte

Maurizio Forte

Professor, Duke University
My last research work is at the intersection of cyber-archaeology (meaning the digital simulation of the past), cognitive archaeology and neurosciences. More specifically, I am interested to investigate how the information is shaped, elaborated, stored and then culturally transmitted... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Martina Revello Lami

Martina Revello Lami

PhD Fellow, University of Amsterdam
avatar for Roosje DE LEEUWE

Roosje DE LEEUWE

Forensic Archaeologist, Netherlands Forensic Institute
CM

Christine Markussen

EnviroSystems Management, Inc.
avatar for Loes Opgenhaffen

Loes Opgenhaffen

Research assistant, University of Amsterdam


Thursday April 2, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room A University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

2C Supporting researchers in the use and reuse of archaeological data

9:00-9:25
SORIN HERMON, FRANCO NICCOLUCCI
The problem with simpl(istic) fundamental concepts in archaeology and their formal representation in a digital environment ­ the case of archaeological site

9:25-9:50
NIKOLAOS A KAZAKIS, NESTOR C TSIRLIGANIS
Scientific Datasets in Archaeological research


10:15-10:40
KEITH MAY

Paths through the Labyrinth: Finding ways to express data from differing archaeological recording methodologies to enable cross-search and reuse



10:15-10:40


ANGELA TRENTACOSTE, SARAH WHITCHER KANSA, ERIC C. KANSA, ANTHONY TUCK
Linked Open Data in the Etruscan World: A Zooarchaeology Case Study


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Sorin HERMON

Sorin HERMON

assistant professor, The Cyprus Institute
i shared with an angel the last drop of Mozi's earthly life.. may his journey to eternity will be full of adventures and happiness | | self advertising ??
avatar for Eric Kansa

Eric Kansa

Program Director, Open Context
Dr. Eric Kansa (PhD, Harvard University) directs Open Context (http://opencontext.org) a data publishing venue for archaeology. His research interests explore web architecture, service design and how these issues relate to the social and professional context of the digital humanities... Read More →
avatar for Keith May

Keith May

Information Strategy Advisor, Historic England


Thursday April 2, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

3A A dialogue between archaeological science and computer visualization

9:00-9:25
MER UZUNEL
3D Structural Analyses of Euromos Zeus Lepsynos Temple

9:25-9:50
DOUGLAS CAWTHORNE, STEFFAN DAVIES

Authenticating Anastylosis: Para Data in the Digital Reconstruction of Greyfrairs Church Leicester and the Tomb of King Richard III


9:50-10:15
MELDA KÜÇÜKDEMIRCI, SALVATORE PIRO, NIYAZI BAYDEMIR, DANIELA ZAMUNER, ELIF ÖZER 
The application of mathematical and statistical integration Approach on archaeological prospection data, case studies from aizanoi turkey


10:15-10:40
CARLOTTA CAPURRO, DRIES NOLLET, DANIEL PLETINCKX
ENAME 1288: A walk through Saint Saviour abbey

10:40-11:00
BARBARA CERASETTI
Hydrology and Social Transition in the late 2nd millennium BC , Murghab Alluvial Fan, Turkmenistan


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Carlotta Capurro

Carlotta Capurro

Researcher, Visual Dimension BVBA
Digital Restoratio, 3D reconstruction, digital museum applications, digital curatorship, interactive storytelling
avatar for Melda KÜÇÜKDEMIRCI

Melda KÜÇÜKDEMIRCI

Istanbul University Department of Geophysical Engineering
SP

Salvatore Piro

Research Director Geophysicist, ITABC-CNR
avatar for Daniel Pletinckx

Daniel Pletinckx

director, Visual Dimension bvba
I'm passionate about using digital technologies in cultural heritage, in the research phase as well as in the public presentation phase


Thursday April 2, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

4B New trends in 3D Archaeology

9:00-9:25
DIRK RIEKE-ZAPP
3D digitization - state-of-the-art and future challenges

9:25-9:50
HERBERT D.G. MASCHNER
A Revolution in Archaeology: 3D Technologies and the Democratization of Prehistory.

9:50-10:15
ROMÁN RANGEL Y JIMÉNEZ-BADILLO
Recognizing the shape of archaeological objects by extracting local orientations of points on the surface of 3D models.

10:15-10:40
GIULIANO DE FELICE
The new trend of 3D archaeology is … going 2D!.

10:40-11:00
ANDRÁS PATAY-HORVÁTH
Master-hand Attributions of Classical Greek Sculptors by 3D- Analysis at Olympia - Some Preliminary Remarks.


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Herbert Maschner

Herbert Maschner

Director and Professor, Idaho Museum of Natural History
I am Director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History and Professor of Anthropology at Idaho State University. Author of 116 articles, books, and chapters, I am a specialist in the archaeology, biocomplexity, and natural history of Western North America, Alaska and the Arctic. For... Read More →
AP

András Patay-Horváth

MTA Régészeti Intézet


Thursday April 2, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room D University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

5D Predictivity and postdictivity in archaeology

9:00-9:25
CARLO CITTER, ANTONIA ARNOLDUS-HUYZENDVELD, GIOVANNA PIZZIOLO

Predictivity-Postdictivity: a theoretical framework.


9:25-9:50
IRMELA HERZOG

Retrodicting the distribution of rural settlement locations recorded on a map created in 1715 AD


9:50-10:15
FRANCESCO CARRER

Inductive models, deductive models and ethnoarchaeological models: strengths, weaknesses and new perspectives


10:15-10:40
PHILIP MATTHEW NORMAN HITCHINGS, E B BANNING

Bayesian Optimal Allocation of Archaeological Survey Effort: A Case Study in Wadi Quseiba, Jordan


10:40-11:00
PHILIP VERHAGEN, LAURE NUNINGER, FRÉDÉRIQUE BERTONCELLO, ANGELO CASTRORAO BARBA

Estimating the “memory of landscape” to predict changes in archaeological settlement patterns


Moderators
avatar for Carlo CITTER

Carlo CITTER

Reader, University of Siena
I am a medieval archaeologist and I currently study the sustainability of past human behaviors. I experienced COIL within a master course in public and cultural diplomacy. I am interested in developing cross-disciplines collaborations. More about me at http://unisi.academia.edu/C... Read More →
GP

Giovanna Pizziolo

University of Siena

Speakers
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Antonia ARNOLDUS-HUYZENDVELD

Administrator, Digiter srl
Antonia Arnoldus-Huyzendveld graduated in Amsterdam in physical geography, and has worked as a consultant and independent researcher mainly in Italy (Latium, Tuscany), first in soil science and mapping and then, from the '80s on, in the field of geoarchaeology. Over the last two decades... Read More →
avatar for Carlo CITTER

Carlo CITTER

Reader, University of Siena
I am a medieval archaeologist and I currently study the sustainability of past human behaviors. I experienced COIL within a master course in public and cultural diplomacy. I am interested in developing cross-disciplines collaborations. More about me at http://unisi.academia.edu/C... Read More →
IH

Irmela Herzog

LVR-Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege im Rheinland | | Personal Page: http://www.stratify.org
LN

Laure NUNINGER

CNRS - Laboratoire Chrono-Environnement UMR 6249
GP

Giovanna Pizziolo

University of Siena
avatar for Philip Verhagen

Philip Verhagen

Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.


Thursday April 2, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room E University of Siena San Niccolò Building

09:00

9E Moving the focus from “know how” to “know why” 3D modeling cultural heritage

9:00-9:25
MAURIZIO CATTANI, FLORENCIA DEBANDI, ANDREA FIORINI

3D documenting archaeological excavations: a case study with field operations and some considerations on the Bronze Age nuragic settlement of Tanca Manna (Nuoro - Sardinia)


9:25-9:50
LORENZO TEPPATI LOSÈ

Integrated survey techniques for the study of an archaeological site of medieval Morocco.


9:50-10:15
MARC GRELLERT, MIEKE PFARR-HARFST, PIOTR KUROCZYNSKI, SANDER MÜNSTER

Virtual Reconstruction and Scientific/Academic 3D Models – Fundamental Considerations


10:15-10:40
FEDERICO BUCCELLATI, ERIC KANSA

The Value of Energetic Analysis in Architecture as an Example for Data Sharing


10:40-11:00
MARTIN UNOLD, FREDIE KERN, KAI-CHRISTIAN BRUHN

Annotating instead of Modelling


Moderators
BF

Bernard Frischer

Professor of Informatics, Indiana University

Speakers
MG

Marc Grellert

Senior Researcher, Fachgebiet Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie in der Architektur, TU Darmstadt
Dr.-Ing. Marc Grellert teaches in the Department Information and Communication Technology in Architecture at the Technical University of Darmstadt and is co-founder of the company Architectura Virtualis. The focus of his research and work are Virtual Reconstructions, remembrance and... Read More →
avatar for Eric Kansa

Eric Kansa

Program Director, Open Context
Dr. Eric Kansa (PhD, Harvard University) directs Open Context (http://opencontext.org) a data publishing venue for archaeology. His research interests explore web architecture, service design and how these issues relate to the social and professional context of the digital humanities... Read More →
avatar for Lorenzo TEPPATI LOSÈ

Lorenzo TEPPATI LOSÈ

Department of Archaeology and History of Arts, University of Siena, Italy
Linkedin: | it.linkedin.com/in/lorenzoteppati


Thursday April 2, 2015 09:00 - 11:00
Room 14 University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:00

Coffe Break
Thursday April 2, 2015 11:00 - 11:30
TBA

11:30

ROUNDTABLE 7 – Digital Technologies and Quantitative Methods in the Study of Prehistoric Art

The application of digital technologies and quantitative methods to the study of prehistoric art is producing exciting new results in a wide range of areas. Three-dimensional modeling and imaging of painted/engraved caves provide enhanced opportunities for scientific study and new platforms for sharing protected sites with the public. Digital displays of archaeological sites and museum exhibits allow for broader public engagement with prehistoric art. Detailed renderings of decorative motifs on many materials (cave walls, stone, bone, antler, and ivory) are providing insights into the gestures and techniques used to create works of prehistoric art. Increasingly sensitive dating techniques are refining the chronology of prehistoric art. Quantitative studies of the morphology of early symbolic and ornamental systems are shedding light on the aesthetic values and social organization of production among prehistoric groups. Non-destructive chemical analysis of raw materials is revealing patterns of movement and exchange in prehistoric networks. In the wake of these diverse and exciting developments, collective reflection on the benefits and challenges of new methods is essential.

Numerous publications in the last decade have introduced a wide range of exciting methodological developments. The goal of this round table session is to engage specialists in computer-based and quantitative methods in a discussion of the benefits, limitations, challenges, and ethical implications of their methods of study. Chronological and geographic area are open, limited only to the pre- and protohistoric. Participation will be limited in order to provide ample discussion time. Participants will be asked to submit in advance a publication or a manuscript in development for discussion at the round table. In the session, participants will present their methods of analysis in detail, will have the opportunity to pose and respond to questions about these methods, and will engage in broader discussions about established and emerging computer-based and quantitative techniques. In closing, participants will be asked to reflect upon the implications of these methods in terms of public engagement, interpretive challenges, and the management, presentation, and preservation of data.


Moderators
Thursday April 2, 2015 11:30 - 13:30
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30

10A ArcheoFOSS: free/open source software and archaeological research, ten years later

 11:30-11:55

MARCO CALLIERI, MATTEO DELLEPIANE, MARCO POTENZIANI, GUIDO RANZUGLIA, ROBERTO SCOPIGNO

Open source for CH: experience gained in ten years of service

 

11:55-12:20
IAN JOHNSON

Building domain-agnostic databases using design patterns


12:20-12:45
NÉHÉMIE STRUPLER

Archaeological science as community enterprise


12:45-13:10
GABRIELE GATTIGLIA, FRANCESCA ANICHINI

#epicfail? Has Open Source in archaeology failed?


Moderators
SC

Stefano Costa

Università degli Studi di Siena | | Twitter: @stekosteko
AP

Augusto Palombini

Ricercatore, CNR - Istituto per le Tecnologie Applicate ai BBCC

Speakers
avatar for Matteo Dellepiane

Matteo Dellepiane

Researcher, Visual Computing Laboratory - ISTI - CNR - Italy
ISTI-CNR
avatar for Gabriele Gattiglia

Gabriele Gattiglia

Research Fellow, Università di Pisa
I'm an archaeologist and research fellow at University of Pisa - MAPPA laboratory (www.mappaproject.org). My areas of interest regard digital archaeology and medieval/postmedieval archaeology. I divide my work between professional activities and research. I deal with urban and preventive... Read More →
avatar for Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson

Honorary Associate, University of Sydney
Web-based databases and GIS/mapping applied to historical and archaeological applications. Mobile/tablet applications for field data collection and delivery of historical and cultural tours, Augmented Reality, semantic web
avatar for Marco Potenziani

Marco Potenziani

Research Fellow, Visual Computing Laboratory Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (ISTI) National Research Council (CNR)
My research interests include the following fields of Computer Graphics: Web applications design, 3D interactive visualization, Interface desing, Online rendering of large dataset, Digital archeology. | I have been engaged in several research projects (funded by EU and national agencies... Read More →
avatar for Roberto Scopigno

Roberto Scopigno

Research Director at CNR-ISTI, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (ISTI) Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Roberto won a permanent researcher position at CNR-CNUCE in 1986, become Senior Researcher in 1997 and finally Research Dierctor in 2001 at ISTI. Since 1990 he had joint appointments at the Department of Computer Engineering and at the Department of Computer Science of the University... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 11:30 - 13:30
Room 145

11:30

2C Supporting researchers in the use and reuse of archaeological data

11:30-11:55
STEPHEN STEAD, DOMINIC OLDMAN, JONATHAN WHITSON CLOUD
Exploring inferences, time and space in the annotation of museum catalogues: The Sloane catalogues

11:55-12:20
MARIA THEODORIDOU, MARTIN DOERR, EDELTRAUD ASPÖCK, ANJA MASUR
Mapping archaeological databases to CIDOC-CRM

12:20-12:45
CERI BINDING, DOUGLAS TUDHOPE
Connecting ARIADNE vocabularies for data integration and cross search

12:45-13:10
MATTEO DELLEPIANE, FEDERICO PONCHIO, MARCO CALLIERI, ROBERTO SCOPIGNO
Ariadne media service: easy publishing of advanced visual media for archeological databases

13:10-13:30
FABRIZIO GALEAZZI, MARCO CALLIERI, MATTEO DELLEPIANE, ROBERTO SCOPIGNO, JULIAN RICHARDS
ADS 3D viewer: a web-based dynamic working environment for archived 3D data


Moderators
Speakers
EA

Edeltraud Aspöck

Post-doc researcher, ÖAW OREA
avatar for Matteo Dellepiane

Matteo Dellepiane

Researcher, Visual Computing Laboratory - ISTI - CNR - Italy
ISTI-CNR
avatar for Roberto Scopigno

Roberto Scopigno

Research Director at CNR-ISTI, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (ISTI) Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Roberto won a permanent researcher position at CNR-CNUCE in 1986, become Senior Researcher in 1997 and finally Research Dierctor in 2001 at ISTI. Since 1990 he had joint appointments at the Department of Computer Engineering and at the Department of Computer Science of the University... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Stead

Stephen Stead

Director, Paveprime Ltd
Member of the CIDOC CRM-SIG. | Should talk to me about the new CRMinf extension


Thursday April 2, 2015 11:30 - 13:30
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30

3A A dialogue between archaeological science and computer visualization

11:30-11:55
NICHOLAS ANDRE HOLMER, KASSANDRA MCFARLAND, BUCK BENSON, HERBERT D.G. MASCHNER
Using online digital content as a reference collection: a critique

11:55-12:20
JACOPO CREZZINI, FRANCESCO BOSCHIN, SIMONA ARRIGHI, MARCO GIAMELLO, ANNAMARIA RONCHITELLI
Zooarchaeology, Prehistoric Art and digital imaging: quantitative analysis of bone modifications using 3D microscopy



Thursday April 2, 2015 11:30 - 13:30
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30

4B New trends in 3D Archaeology

11:30-11:55
VALERIA VITALE
The Iseum in Pompeii: a case study on the use of an RDF ontology to document 3D visualisation of archaeological heritage.

11:55-12:20
VALERIA POSCETTI, JUAN TORREJÓN VALDELOMAR, WOLFGANG NEUBAUER, FLORIAN MARTIN MÜLLER
The Roman Villa of Oberlienz: A multidisciplinary 3D reconstruction.

12:20-12:45
RICCARDO OLIVITO, EMANUELE TACCOLA, NICCOLÒ ALBERTINI
Hand-free interaction in the virtual simulation of the agora of Segesta.

12:45-13:10
CATRIONA COOPER
Auralization: analysing the sound properties of cultural heritage.


13:10-13:30

CHRISTINE WITTICH, TARA HUTCHINSON
Dynamic Characterization and 3D Reconstructions of Massive Human-Form Archaeological Statues for Earthquake Loading.



Thursday April 2, 2015 11:30 - 13:30
Room D University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30

5B Continuing the Revolution with Spatial Methods & Archaeological Interpretation

11:30-11:55
MORITZ MENNENGA, GARY NOBLES

Hot or cold: Intra-site spatial analysis using spatial autocorrelation

 

11:55-12:20
REBECCA ELIZABETH KIBBLE

Using open-source GIS to enable the multi-scalar, spatio-temporal analysis and visualisation of complex zooarchaeological datasets.


12:20-12:45
CHRISTOPHE LANDRY, BERTRAND MOULIN

When GIS Goes to the Countryside : Detecting and Interpreting Roman Orchards from the “Grand Palais” (Drôme, France)


12:45-13:10
JOAN NEGRE PÉREZ, JUAN ANTONIO BARCELÓ ÁLVAREZ

Reading between the dots. The use of non-Euclidean metrics for the study of settlement patterns in heterogeneous regions.

 

13:10-13:30

IRENE ORTIZ NIETO-MÁRQUEZ

Dinamic processes of static objects. how and why?


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Barcelo, Juan

Barcelo, Juan

Professor, UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
avatar for Christophe LANDRY

Christophe LANDRY

Chargé d'opération et de recherche, Inrap / UMR 5138 "ArAr"
Working on late Iron Age and Roman archaeology in French Alps and Rhône Valley, particularly on antique farming methods.
BM

Bertrand Moulin

National Research Institut of Preventive Archéology
avatar for Joan Negre

Joan Negre

Postdoc Fellow, Quantitative Archaeology Lab
I am currently working at the Austral Centre for Scientific Research (CADIC), an institution within the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina (CONICET). My research is focused on understanding the relationship between space and society through the use of... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 11:30 - 13:30
Room A University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30

5D Predictivity and postdictivity in archaeology

11:30-11:55

KAYT ARMSTRONG, CHRISTINA TSIGONAKI, APOSTOLOS SARRIS, NADIA COUTSINAS

Site Location Modelling and Prediction on Early Byzantine Crete: Methods employed, challenges encountered

 

11:55-12:20
ANTONIO PORCHEDDU

Predicting and Postdicting a Roman road in the Pre-Pyrenees area of Lleida (Spain).


12:20-12:45
EMERI FARINETTI

Modelling regional landscape through the predictive and postdictive exploration of settlement choices: the theoretical framework and a case study


12:45-13:10
LAURA SORO, LOREDANA FRANCESCA TEDESCHI, MAURIZIO MINCHILLI

N[Move - Spatial models of walking accessibility between nuragic sites


Moderators
avatar for Carlo CITTER

Carlo CITTER

Reader, University of Siena
I am a medieval archaeologist and I currently study the sustainability of past human behaviors. I experienced COIL within a master course in public and cultural diplomacy. I am interested in developing cross-disciplines collaborations. More about me at http://unisi.academia.edu/C... Read More →
GP

Giovanna Pizziolo

University of Siena

Speakers
avatar for Kayt ARMSTRONG

Kayt ARMSTRONG

Post Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, FORTH
Girly geek archaeologist. Also into (in no particular order) gaming, feminism, philosophy, politics, computing, gender and identity stuff and books. Lots of books.
AS

Apostolis Sarris

Institute for Mediterranean Studies | | Foundation for Research & Technology, Hellas
avatar for Laura SORO

Laura SORO

Post Doc- Researcher, Department of Architecture, Design and Urban Planning (DADU-ALGHERO) - University of Sassari


Thursday April 2, 2015 11:30 - 13:30
Room E University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30

6E Low Altitude Aerial Photography for archaeology – where is the revolution leading us?

11:30-11:55

FRANCESCO PERICCI, MATTEO SORDINI, STEFANO CAMPANA

UAV mapping of archaeological contexts

 

11:55-12:20
WOJCIECH OSTROWSKI, KASPER JAN HANUS, ŁUKASZ MISZK, MIKOŁAJ KOSTYRKO

Is GoPro a hero? Limits, issues and perspectives of non-SLR cameras for LAAP.

 

12:20-12:45
TODD BRENNINGMEYER, KOSTIS KOURELIS, MILTIADIS KATSAROS

The Lidoriki Project - Low Altitude Aerial Photography, GIS, and Traditional Survey in Rural Greece

 

12:45-13:10

GIANLUCA CANTORO, CHRISTINA TSIGONAKI, KAYT ARMSTRONG, APOSTOLOS SARRIS

Integrating low altitude with satellite and airborne aerial images: photogrammetric documentation of Early Byzantine settlements in Crete


Moderators
avatar for Kasper Jan HANUS

Kasper Jan HANUS

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan

Speakers
avatar for Kayt ARMSTRONG

Kayt ARMSTRONG

Post Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, FORTH
Girly geek archaeologist. Also into (in no particular order) gaming, feminism, philosophy, politics, computing, gender and identity stuff and books. Lots of books.
TB

Todd BRENNINGMEYER

Associate Professor of Art History, Maryville University
GC

Gianluca Cantoro

Post Doctoral Researcher, GeoSat ReSeArch Lab - IMS FORTH
Institute for Mediterranean Studies - Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (IMS-FORTH), Greece | | LinkedIn: http://it.linkedin.com/pub/gianluca-cantoro/25/347/5b7 | Academia: http://forth.academia.edu/gianlucacantoro
avatar for Kasper Jan HANUS

Kasper Jan HANUS

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
MS

Matteo SORDINI

universita di siena - dip archeologia


Thursday April 2, 2015 11:30 - 13:30
Room 14 University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30

8B Urban Digital-Scapes: Computer application to the study of past urban developments

11:30-11:55

GABRIELLA CARPENTIERO, LEONARDO BIGI, CARLO TESSARO

Multi-scale approach for the reconstruction of past urban environment. From Remote Sensing to close range analysis: the case of Dionysias (Fayoum, Egypt)

 

11:55-12:20

MAURA MEDRI, VALERIA DI COLA

Baths of the Swimmer and Sanctuary of Bona Dea in Ostia (V, X,2): a Spatial Analysis application

 

12:20-12:45
HANNA STÖGER

A Space Syntax enquiry into ancient Roman neighbourhoods: Can we measure community-building in Roman cities?


12:45-13:10

CHIARA PICCOLI, JOHN BINTLIFF

Enhancing GIS urban survey data with the 3rd dimension: a procedural modelling approach


Moderators
avatar for Sorin HERMON

Sorin HERMON

assistant professor, The Cyprus Institute
i shared with an angel the last drop of Mozi's earthly life.. may his journey to eternity will be full of adventures and happiness | | self advertising ??

Speakers
GC

Gabriella Carpentiero

Department of Archaeology and History of Arts, University of Siena, Italy | | | Academia: http://alegrafast.academia.edu/GabriellaCarpentiero
CT

Carlo Tessaro

Università degli Studi di Siena


Thursday April 2, 2015 11:30 - 13:30
Room 15 University of Siena San Niccolò Building

13:30

Lunch
Special Guest Professor Dominic Powlesland

Thursday April 2, 2015 13:30 - 14:30
TBA

14:00

Closure talk

Thursday April 2, 2015 14:00 - 15:00
Auditorium University of Siena San Niccolò Building

14:30

Poster Session
SESSION 2B INTEGRATING 3D DATA FROM FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY

SIMONE GIANOLIO, GUGLIELMO GENOVESE, FRANCESCA MERMATI
New data for the plan of Forum Boarium in Rome

PAT THOMAS TANNER
From initial site survey to 3D digital reconstruction

MERIEM ZAMMEL
Photomodeling and cloud computing application in the survey of the roman theater of Uthina architectural elements

ŁUKASZ MISZK, WERONIKA WINIARSKA, PAWEŁ ĆWIĄKAŁA, WOJCIECH MATWIJ, KAROLINA MATWIJ
3D database for Agora Nea Paphos. Case study


SESSION 2C SUPPORTING RESEARCHERS IN THE USE AND RIUSE OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL DATA

VICTORIA DONNELLY
A Study in Grey: Grey literature and archaeology in England

ELISABETH GAVIGNET, ERIC LECLERCQ, NADINE CULLOT, MARINETTE SAVONNET, LAURE SALIGNY
Logics and modalities for managing uncertainty in archaeological databases

KARL GROSSNER, IAN HODDER, CLAUDIA ENGEL
Towards a Living Archive for Çatalhöyük

BRUNO FANINI, SOFIA PESCARIN
Cyber Archaeology in the Cloud

UROS DAMNJANOVIC, SORIN HERMON, VALENTINA VASSALLO,  KYRIAKI YIAKOUPI, GIANCARLO IANNONE
STARC repo, collaborative repository of digital heritage data

KAI-CHRISTIAN BRUHN, STEFANIE WEFERS
Salvaging TLS-Data from the terrace house 2 in Ephesos (Turkey) by annotating 3D-information and adopting a LOD approach

STEINAR KRISTENSEN
The Religion and money project; Coins found in medieval churches ­ the challenging GIS in a multidisciplinary project


SESSION 3A A DIALOGUE BETWEEN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE AND COMPUTER VISUALIZATION

IVAN CAMPANA
The 3D modelling as instrument to preserve the archaeological heritage memory. the case of KHIRBAT AL-MAFJAR

DARIA HOOKK, NIKOLAI NIKOLAEV
Computer modelling for validation of a scientific hypothesis on narrative and archaeological sources: reconstruction of the wooden objects from frozen tombs

UHANA KAMMONEN, TARJA SUNDELL
Principal component analysis of archaeological data

ILAN RYAN SMEYATSKY, KARIM SADR, PATRICK RANDOLPH-QUINNEY
Stylistic variation in Later Stone Age tanged arrowheads: a pilot study using geometric morphometrics

LUCA BEZZI, CICERO MORAES
Archaeological forensic facial reconstruction with FLOSS the list of rejected abstracts


SESSION 3B OCCUPATION FLOORS OF HUNTER-GATHERERS IN THE DIGITAL ERA

DOMENICO LO VETRO, ENRICO ORTISI, CLAUDIA STRIULI, GIOVANNA PIZZIOLO, MICHELE DE SILVA, PIER FRANCESCO FABBRI, FABIO MARTINI
A new Palaeolithic burial from Grotta del Romito (Calabria, Italy). A digital restitution.

GIOVANNA PIZZIOLO, CARLO TESSARO, NICOLETTA VOLANTE
Exploring a Copper Age funerary site: Intra-site analysis and 3D visualisation at 'Poggio di Spaccasasso'(Grosseto, Italy)


SESSION 4B NEW TRENDS IN 3D ARCHAEOLOGY

BERNARD D. FRISCHER
Digitizing the West Pediment of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia: From 3D Data Capture to Online Publication.

 STEFANO CAMPOREALE, ROSSELLA PANSINI
The Capitolium of Sala (Rabat, Morocco): a new study and 3D reconstruction.

CRISTINA GIANCRISTOFARO, EMANUELA GRIFONI,  STEFANO LEGNAIOLI,  GIULIA LORENZETTI,  STEFANO PAGNOTTA,  LUCIANO MARRAS,  GIANNA GIACHI,  PASQUINO PALLECCHI,  VINCENZO PALLESCHI
'Tomba della Scimmia' in Chiusi (SI). Photogrammetric 3D reconstruction, multispectral imaging and analysis of the painted surfaces.

ELENA BIONDI, ALESSANDRO BOVERO,  PAOLO TRIOLO
Multispectral photogrammetric techniques and multispectral rti in monitoring of surfaces in archeological and cultural heritages objects: the case study of sarcophagi from egyptian museum of Turin.

GIULIO POGGI
Documentation and analysis workflow for the on-going archaeological excavation with Images-Based 3D modeling technique: the case-study of the medieval site of Monteleo (Italy).

ROBERT SCHLADER
Why pay to play? Comparison and contrast of Meshlab to commercial software for post processing of 3D scan data.

NOUR ALLAH MUNAWAR
Cultural Heritage Preservation in a Digital Context.

GIUSI SORRENTINO, STEFANO GIUNTOLI,  STEFANO VALENTINI,  CRISTINA GIANCRISTOFARO,  EMANUELA GRIFONI,  STEFANO LEGNAIOLI,  MARTINA LEONARDI,  GIULIA LORENZETTI,  STEFANO PAGNOTTA,  VINCENZO PALLESCHI
3D reconstruction and elemental analysis of the Etruscan 'Telephus mirror' of Tuscania.

MIGUEL BUSTO-ZAPICO, MIGUEL CARRERO-PAZOS
3D technology applied to quantification studies of pottery: EVE 2.0.

ISIDORO CAMPAÑA, ALFONSO BENITO-CALVO,  JOSÉ MARÍA BERMÚDEZ DE CASTRO,  ALFREDO PÉREZ-GONZÁLEZ,  EUDALD CARBONELL
Using 3D models to analyze stratigraphic and sedimentological contexts in archaeo-palaeoanthropological Pleistocene sites (Gran Dolina site, Sierra de Atapuerca).

ÁNGELA CRESPO FRAGUAS, MIGUEL ÁNGEL DÍAZ MORENO,  SERGIO ISABEL LUDEÑA,  INÉS DEL CASTILLO BARGUEÑO,  MERCEDES FARJAS ABADÍA,  GUILLERMO MARTÍNEZ PARDO-GIL,  ESTHER ALFONSO CARBAJOSA,  CARLOS RUÍZ SERRANO
Arqueología del Conflicto: Aplicación de nuevas tecnologías en el yacimiento de Los Yesares, Pinto (Madrid)

ALBA MASCLANS, JOAN ANTON BARCELÓ,  MAITE VENTURA,  JUAN FRANCISCO GIBAJA
3D Geometric Morphometric Methodology applied to the Study of Neolithic Stone Axes.

JORGE ANGAS, JACOPO BRUTTINI,  FEDERICO CANTINI
Standardization of 3D data recording and management in the archaeological excavation of the Third Courtyard of Palazzo Vecchio.

BRUNO FANINI, DANIELE FERDANI,  EMANUEL DEMETRESCU
Serious games in Virtual Archaeology: a distributed workflow for 3D asset ingestion.

MARIUSZ WIŚNIEWSKI, WOJCIECH OSTROWSKI,  BARRY MOLLOY
RAW file pre-processing and 3d model quality – archaeological perspective.


7B  NEW CULTURAL HERITAGE ECONOMIES IN THE DIGITAL ERA

CHIARA FERIOTTO, GIUSEPPE MINCOLELLI, MATTEO FABBRI, MICHELA BIANCARDI, ALESSANDRO MASSARENTE, STEFANO MUNERATO, FABIANA RACO
QFD as an opportunity to drive innovation on the market. Living museums: education and active participation






Speakers
avatar for Elena BIONDI

Elena BIONDI

Project and Process Manager per la ricerca e l'innovazione, Centro Conservazione e Restauro
avatar for Alessandro Bovero

Alessandro Bovero

Centro Conservazione e Restauro "La Venaria Reale" (TO) Italy | | | | The Conservation and Restoration Centre "La Venaria Reale" is a no-profit foundation which missions are higher education and research for conservation and restoration of Artistic and Cultural Heritage... Read More →
avatar for Nadine CULLOT

Nadine CULLOT

Professor, University of Burgundy
I am a member of the Electronics, Computer Science and Image Processing research Laboratory at the University of Burgundy. I am currently a member of the team “Information Systems and Image Systems”. I was head of this team in 2013-2014. | | My research interests include... Read More →
ED

Emanuel Demetrescu

CNR-ITABC
semina un pensiero e raccoglierai un'azione, semina un'azione e raccoglierai un'abitudine, semina un'abitudine e raccoglierai un carattere, semina un carattere e raccoglierai un destino
avatar for Victoria DONNELLY

Victoria DONNELLY

DPhil Student, University of Oxford
CE

Claudia Engel

Academic Technology Specialist, stanford university
avatar for Bruno Fanini

Bruno Fanini

Developer, 3D Programmer, CNR-ITABC
avatar for Daniele Ferdani

Daniele Ferdani

Researcher, CNR-ITABC
Se un uomo non sa verso quale porto è diretto, nessun vento gli è favorevole.
BF

Bernard Frischer

Professor of Informatics, Indiana University
avatar for Elisabeth GAVIGNET

Elisabeth GAVIGNET

Associate Professor (Computer Science), University of Burgundy
avatar for Karl GROSSNER

Karl GROSSNER

Digital Humanities Research Developer, Stanford University
data models, ontologies, the Golden State Warriors
avatar for Sorin HERMON

Sorin HERMON

assistant professor, The Cyprus Institute
i shared with an angel the last drop of Mozi's earthly life.. may his journey to eternity will be full of adventures and happiness | | self advertising ??
avatar for Barcelo, Juan

Barcelo, Juan

Professor, UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
SK

Steinar Kristensen

Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo,
Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway
avatar for Aurelia Lureau

Aurelia Lureau

Université Paris1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne -- CNRS UMR 8215
PhD student Archaeology & New technologies | Subject : photogrammetry, laser scanning, UAV, 3D and new technologies in archaeology and cultural heritage.
avatar for Sofia Pescarin

Sofia Pescarin

DigitalHeritage2013 General Co-Chair, CNR-ITABC
Archaeologist, PhD in History and Computing, specialist in GIS, 3d terrain, Open Source approach to Cultural Heritage. She is a researcher at the Institute of Technologies applied to Cultural Heritage of the National Council of Researches in Rome (CNR ITABC), in the Virtual Heritage... Read More →
GP

Giovanna Pizziolo

University of Siena
avatar for Giulio Poggi

Giulio Poggi

Studente, Università di Siena
MS

Marinette Savonnet

France, Université de Bourgogne UFR Sciences et Techniques Laborato
avatar for Pat Tanner

Pat Tanner

PhD Candidate - University of Southampton, Traditional Boats of Ireland Project
3D Laser Scanning and digital ship reconstructions
CT

Carlo Tessaro

Università degli Studi di Siena


Thursday April 2, 2015 14:30 - 15:00
TBA

15:00

10B Electronic resources for archaeology: from databases to digital open data

15:00-15:25
ANDREW DUFTON, MICHAEL JOHNSON, ELIZABETH FENTRESS

Exploring sustainable publication and the web: a case-study from the Villa Magna Project

 

15:25-15:50
STEFANO COSTA, ALESSANDRO CARABIA, ENRICO ZANINI

GQBWiki goes open


15:50-16:15
MONTEIL AURÉLIE, BOULETREAU VIVIANE

Archaeological contents: from open access to open data


16:15-16:40
FINNEGAN POPE-CARTER, GRAEME ATTWOOD

Legacy Data - Open strategies for closed data


Moderators
Speakers
SC

Stefano Costa

Università degli Studi di Siena | | Twitter: @stekosteko
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Andrew Dufton

Brown University | Twitter: @jadufton | | |
FP

Finnegan POPE-CARTER

University of Bradford & GSB Prospection


Thursday April 2, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

4B New trends in 3D Archaeology

15:00-15:25

IGOR BARROS-BARBOSA, KIDANE FANTA, PANAGIOTIS PERAKIS, CHRISTIAN SCHELLEWALD, LISE KVITTINGEN, THEOHARIS THEOHARIS

Establishing Parameter Values for the Stone Erosion Process.

15:25-15:50

WILLEM VLETTER

An 4-D analysis of historical road and path networks.


Speakers
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Willem Vletter

Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science
The main aim of the dissertation is to develop a methodology for the reconstruction of road and path networks based on ALS data. Basic research will be tested in two different case-study areas (Leitha hills in Austria and the Veluwe in the Netherlands) with different landscape settings... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room D University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

5B Continuing the Revolution with Spatial Methods & Archaeological Interpretation

15:00-15:25
OLIVER NAKOINZ

How to detect and interpret patterns in cultural landscapes?

 

15:25-15:50
JOHN POUNCETT, CHRISTOPHE SNOECK, RICK SCHULTING

Coming to Knowth: Areal interpolation, strontium isotope analysis and Neolithic mobility


15:50-16:15
VINCENZO SPAGNOLO, DANIELE AURELI, PAOLO BOSCATO, FRANCESCO BOSCHIN, JACOPO CREZZINI, GIULIA MARCIANI, STEFANO RICCI, ANNAMARIA RONCHITELLI, GIULIO POGGI

Integration between spatial analysis in a GIS environment and 3D models for the study of Middle Palaeolithic contexts: Molare Rockshelter (Scario – SA) and Oscurusciuto Rockshelter (Ginosa – TA)


16:15-16:40
KELIN FLANAGAN, WALTER R T WITSCHEY, CLIFFORD T BROWN

The Fractal Topology of Archaeological Site Distributions: Killing the Spherical Chicken in the Vacuum



Thursday April 2, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room A University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

6E Low Altitude Aerial Photography for archaeology – where is the revolution leading us?

15:00-15:25
MATTHIAS LANG, THORSTEN BEHRENS, KARSTEN SCHMIDT

A fully integrated UAV-system for archaeological prospection - Workflow and experiences on the Celtic oppidum Heidengraben

 

15:25-15:50
KARIM SADR

A comparison of accuracy and precision in detecting stone-walled structures using satellite imagery, high resolution aerial photography and LiDAR; a case study from the South African Iron Age.


15:50-16:15
KATE WELHAM, LAWRENCE SHAW, ADAM STANFORD

A comparison of data obtained from low altitude aerial imaging from remotely piloted aircraft, and Lidar. A case study from the New Forest National Park, UK.


16:15-16:40
DIEGO BELLIDO CASTAÑEDA, LAURA GONZÁLEZ LÓPEZ, MERCEDES FARJAS, SERAFÍN LÓPEZ CUERVO, JULIO ZANCAJO

UAV on the geometric documentation of archaeological sites: technology approach and analysis of products’ accuracy. mleiha (uae).



Thursday April 2, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room 14 University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

8A Digital cities: documenting and transmitting the archaeological-architectonical record

15:00-15:25
BERNARD D. FRISCHER, PAOLO LIVERANI, MATTHEW R. BRENNAN

Documenting and Restoring the Augusteum of Rusellae (Roselle, Italy)

 

15:25-15:50
FRANCESCA ANICHINI, MARA FEBBRARO, GABRIELE GATTIGLIA, FABIANA SUSINI, VALERIO NOTI

The representation of archaeological-architectonical record of Pisa


15:50-16:15
JOSÉ MARÍA MARTÍN CIVANTOS, MÉRIDA RAMÍREZ BURGOS

GIS and digital platform for Guadix (Granada, Spain)


16:15-16:40
ALEXANDRA CHAVARRIA

Digital Padova: recording, analysing and telling stories of a medieval city


Moderators
Speakers
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Matthew Brennan

Indiana University - School of Informatics
BF

Bernard Frischer

Professor of Informatics, Indiana University
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Gabriele Gattiglia

Research Fellow, Università di Pisa
I'm an archaeologist and research fellow at University of Pisa - MAPPA laboratory (www.mappaproject.org). My areas of interest regard digital archaeology and medieval/postmedieval archaeology. I divide my work between professional activities and research. I deal with urban and preventive... Read More →
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Paolo LIVERANI

Associated Professor, University of Florence


Thursday April 2, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

8B Urban Digital-Scapes: Computer application to the study of past urban developments

15:00-15:25
ERMAL SHPUZA

The effect of gridiron street pattern on urban growth: evolution of Adriatic and Ionian coastal cities 1800-2010

 

15:25-15:50
BENJAMIN N. VIS

Shaped by the Paths Shaping the City: Examples of BLT Mapping Maya Urban Circulation Space


15:50-16:15
JEFFREY BARRON GLOVER, ROBERT BRYANT, BRENNAN COLLINS, TIM CRIMMINS, MARNI DAVIS, JOE HURLEY, IAN JOHNSON, MICHAEL PAGE

The digital Atlanta project: an interdisciplinary approach to remapping Atlanta’s past


16:15-16:40
SORIN HERMON, GEORGIOS ARTOPOULOS, NIKOLAS BAKIRTZIS

3D virtual environments for simulating past urban experiences in pluri-cultural spaces – the Pafos Gate, Nicosia as a case-study


Moderators
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Sorin HERMON

assistant professor, The Cyprus Institute
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Speakers
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Georgios ARTOPOULOS

Lecturer, The Cyprus Institute
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Brennan Collins

Georgia State University
Brennan Collins is the Associate Director of Writing Across the Curriculum and the Center for Instructional Effectiveness at Georgia State University. The interdisciplinary nature and technology focus of these programs allows him to work with a diverse faculty in exploring inventive... Read More →
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Sorin HERMON

assistant professor, The Cyprus Institute
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Benjamin N. VIS

Eastern ARC Research Fellow, University of Kent


Thursday April 2, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room 15 University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

9C Modelling the archaeological process

15:00-15:25
SORIN HERMON, VALENTINA VASSALLO, LOLA VICO, ELENA CHRISTOPHOROU, GIANCARLO IANNONE

A 3D visual and geometrical approach to epigraphic research; the Soli (Cyprus) inscription as a case study

 

15:25-15:50
ISTO HUVILA, DANIEL LÖWENBORG, LISA BÖRJESSON, BODIL PETERSSON, NICOLÒ DELL’UNTO, PER STENBORG

What is archaeological information?


15:50-16:15
MATTHIAS LANG, CHRISTIAN CHIARCOS, PHILIP VERHAGEN

IT-assisted Exploration of Excavation Reports - Using Natural Language Processing in the archaeological research-process


16:15-16:40
ANNA MARIA MARRAS

Mind mapping and archaeological research. Concepts, themes and know-how dissemination

 


Moderators
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Cesar Gonzalez-Perez

Staff Scientist, Incipit CSIC
I work in conceptual modelling, metamodelling, and knowledge engineering for cultural heritage.

Speakers
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Christian CHIARCOS

Chair of Applied Computational Linguistics, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
I am an expert in computational linguistics / natural language processing (NLP) with special intest in computational semantics, Semantic Web technologies, and Digital Humanities. | In this context, I am working in applying this technology stack to different fields of Archeology... Read More →
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Sorin HERMON

assistant professor, The Cyprus Institute
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Isto Huvila

Professor, Department of ALM, Uppsala University
Professor Isto Huvila holds the chair in library and information science at the Department of ALM (Archival Studies, Library and Information Science and Museums and Cultural Heritage Studies) at Uppsala University in Sweden and is adjunct professor (docent) in information management... Read More →
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Anna Maria Marras

I am an Italian archaeologist. The first archaeological love interest was in Phoenician-Punic culture in Sardinia, after that I started to study the roman landscape in North Africa. The main aim of my research is the study of the landscape in all its shapes in order to have an holistic... Read More →
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Philip Verhagen

Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.


Thursday April 2, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room E University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00

9F Machine learning and Pattern Recognition for Archaeological Research

15:00-15:25
GEORG ROTH

Improving clustering: Using silhouettes to estimate the optimal number of clusters.


15:25-15:50
DIEGO JIMENEZ-BADILLO, SERGIO MOTA-GUTIERREZ, SALVADOR RUÍZ-CORREA, ROGELIO HASIMOTO BELTRAN, MARIO CANUL KU

A new approach for classifying archaeological objects based on 3D shape similarity analysis


15:50-16:15
YUHE ZHANG, PENGBO ZHOU, KANG LI, GUOHUA GENG, XIANRAN WEI

Virtual Restoration Method of Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin based on classified template registration in collections of 3D models


16:15-16:40
STÉPHANIE DUBOSCQ, JUAN ANTONIO BARCELO, KATIA FRANCESCA ACHINO, BERTA MORELL, FLORENCE ALLIESE, JUAN FRANCISCO GIBAJA

Discovering prehistoric ritual norms. A machine learning approach.



Thursday April 2, 2015 15:00 - 16:40
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

16:40

Coffe Break
Thursday April 2, 2015 16:40 - 17:00
TBA

17:00

10B Electronic resources for archaeology: from databases to digital open data

17:00-17:15

ANTHONY CORNS, LOUISE KENNEDY

From Lamp-light to Laser-light: Opening access to the historic and contemporary imaging of monuments

 

17:25-17:50

NICHOLAS ANDRE HOLMER, BUCK BENSON, JESSE PRUITT, ROBERT SCHLADER, NICHOLAS CLEMENT, HERBERT D.G. MASCHNER, COREY SCHOU, JONATHAN HOLMES

From past to present: Reconciling years of Arctic archaeological data into a single visual database

 

17:50-18:15

TAMAKI SUZUKI, IVAN VASILIEV

High-resolution Image Database for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage: Documentation of Architecture and Paintings of the Medieval Churches in the East Europe.


Moderators
Speakers
AC

Anthony Corns

The Discovery Programme
The Discovery Programme, Ireland
LK

Louise Kennedy

Digital Archivist, The Discovery Programme
Louise Kennedy is a digital archivist at The Discovery Programme. She completed a BA in English and the Masters in Archives and Records Management at University College Dublin. Louise worked on literary, religious and research archives before assisting with the digitisation of a major... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 17:00 - 18:40
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00

3B Occupation floors of Hunter-gatherers in the Digital Era

17:00-17:15

FRANCESCA ROMAGNOLI, AMELIA BARGALLÓ, MARÍA GEMA CHACÓN, MARIA JOANA GABUCIO, BRUNO GÓMEZ DE SOLER, PABLO SAÑUDO, MANUEL VAQUERO

A storey is a floor, but a floor could be many stories! The problem of time in the definition of occupation floor.

 

17:25-17:50

ALEJANDRO GARCÍA-MORENO, SABINE GAUDZINSKI-WINDHEUSER, JAROD HUTSON, LUTZ KINDLER, EDUARD POP, WIL ROEBROEKS, GEOFF SMITH, ELAINE TURNER, ARITZA VILLALUENGA

Evaluating the influence of hydrological processes on Pleistocene “occupation floors”: a comparative case study of archaeological material orientation from Schöningen 13II-4 and Neumark-Nord 2/2 (Germany).

 

17:50-18:15

JENS AXEL FRICK

Visualizing occupation layers in homogenous sediments: Examples from the Grottes de la Verpillière I & II, Burgundy, France

 

18:15-18:40

FABIO MARTINI, DOMENICO LO VETRO, MICHELE DE SILVA, GIOVANNA PIZZIOLO, ENRICO ORTISI, VINCENZO DE TROIA, PAOLO MACHETTI

Ritual use of Romito Cave during the Late Upper Palaeolithic: an integrated approach for spatial reconstruction


Moderators
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Barcelo, Juan

Professor, UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Speakers
GP

Giovanna Pizziolo

University of Siena
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Francesca ROMAGNOLI

Contract Professor / Post-doc researcher, Università degli Studi di Firenze
Scientific Activities and Current Researches - Specialist in prehistoric lithic technology. I have performed studies on Ancient and Middle Palaeolithic assemblages in Italy, France and Spain and on Acheulean assemblages in Eritrea. Main research themes: High resolution analysis of... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 17:00 - 18:40
Room A University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00

5J Spatial analysis in ethnoarchaeology and experimental archaeology

17:00-17:15

JONAS ALCAINA-MATEOS, CARLA LANCELOTTI, JAVIER RUIZ-PEREZ

Revisiting kriging methods for microspatial data: an ethnographical approach

 

17:25-17:50

JOAN NEGRE PÉREZ, MYRIAN ÁLVAREZ, IVAN BRIZ I GODINO, DÉBORA ZURRO HERNÁNDEZ, JORGE CARO SAIZ, JAVIER RUIZ PÉREZ

The influence of spatial demarcations on the modelling of intra-site anthropic markers. An ethno-archaeological case study from Lanashuaia-II, a shell-midden in Tierra del Fuego (Argentina).

 

17:50-18:15

FRANCESCO CARRER

Interpreting intra-site activities and post-depositional processes: ethnoarchaeological case studies from the western Italian Alps


Moderators
Speakers
IB

Ivan BRIZ I GODINO

Senior researcher, CONICET-U. of York
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Joan Negre

Postdoc Fellow, Quantitative Archaeology Lab
I am currently working at the Austral Centre for Scientific Research (CADIC), an institution within the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina (CONICET). My research is focused on understanding the relationship between space and society through the use of... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 17:00 - 18:40
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00

6E Low Altitude Aerial Photography for archaeology – where is the revolution leading us?

17:00-17:15

MARCO BLOCK-BERLITZ, BENJAMIN DUCKE, BENJAMIN GEHMLICH, NIKLAAS GÖRSCH, SÖREN STARK

Thirteen desert castles: Towards best practice in 3D reconstruction from video streams with low-cost UAV kits.

 

17:25-17:50

EMANUEL DEMETRESCU, ENZO D'ANNIBALE

Massive archaeological 3D survey with UAV support for technical drawings production: the case study of Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana.


Moderators
Speakers
ED

Emanuel Demetrescu

CNR-ITABC
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Thursday April 2, 2015 17:00 - 18:40
Room 14 University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00

7B New Cultural Heritage economies in the digital era

17:00-17:15

AUGUSTO PALOMBINI

The bottom-up approach to project funding: an analytical overview of crowdfunding in archaeology

 

17:25-17:50

DARIA HOOKK, VLADIMIR OPREDELENOV, TATIANA KHARITONOVA

Modeling of a communication with virtual visitors of the museum web-site “Virtual archaeology”

 

17:50-18:15

FRANCESCO ULIANO SCELZA

Archaeology, GIS and urban planning. Territorial polity and economy of cultural heritage

 

18:15-18:40

DOMENICO PARISI, LUCINA GIACOPINI, CRISTINA DELOGU

Simulating the role of the Tiber in ancient Rome


Moderators
AP

Augusto Palombini

Ricercatore, CNR - Istituto per le Tecnologie Applicate ai BBCC

Speakers

Thursday April 2, 2015 17:00 - 18:40
Room D University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00

7D About reasoning and the illusiveness of interfaces in the practice of digital and virtual archaeology

17:00-17:15

TOMMASO EMPLER, FABIO QUICI

Paleontology 2.0 - Public awareness of paleontological sites thorough new technologies

 

17:25-17:50

JAVIER PEREDA

Enhancing Engagement with Online Cultural Heritage


17:50-18:15

BRUNO FANINI, ALFONSINA PAGANO

Visual and rewarding strategies in gesture-based Serious Games

 

18:15-18:40

TOMMASO EMPLER, MATTIA FABRIZI

Interactive communication and Cultural Heritage


Moderators
Speakers
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Tommaso Empler

Scientific Manager of Laboratory of Visual and Digital Studies in Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome - Department of History, Representation and Restoration in Architecture
BA Certificate of Higher Education in Architecture in 1992 at Sapienza University of Rome. PhD degree in 1998. Researcher in 2010. | Since 1998, as external lecturer, teaches Computer Graphics at “Valle Giulia” Faculty of Architecture - Sapienza University of Rome. From 2002... Read More →
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Bruno Fanini

Developer, 3D Programmer, CNR-ITABC


Thursday April 2, 2015 17:00 - 18:40
Room G University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00

9C Modelling the archaeological process

17:00-17:15

SVETA MATSKEVICH, ILAN SHARON

Modelling the archaeological record: A look from the Levant – past and future approaches

 

17:25-17:50

STAVROS ANGELIS, AGIATIS BENARDOU, NEPHELIE CHATZIDIAKOU, PANOS CONSTANTOPOULOS, COSTIS DALLAS, LORNA M. HUGHES, LEONIDAS PAPACHRISTOPOULOS, ELIZA PAPAKI, VAYIANOS PERTSAS

Documenting and reasoning about research on ancient Corinthia using the NeDiMAH Methods Ontology (NeMO)

 

17:50-18:15

IGOR BOGDANOVIC, JUAN ANTONIO BARCELÓ, ANTONI PALOMO, RAQUEL PIQUÉ, XAVIER TERRADAS

From Data to Knowledge - telearchaeological approach

 

18:15-18:40

ALBERTO BELUSSI, SARA MIGLIORINI, PATRIZIA BASSO, PIERGIOVANNA GROSSI

The Archaeological Urban Information System of the Historical Heritage of Verona


Moderators
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Cesar Gonzalez-Perez

Staff Scientist, Incipit CSIC
I work in conceptual modelling, metamodelling, and knowledge engineering for cultural heritage.

Speakers

Thursday April 2, 2015 17:00 - 18:40
Room E University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00

9F Machine learning and Pattern Recognition for Archaeological Research

17:00-17:15

ELENA SIZIKOVA, THOMAS FUNKHOUSER

Automatically Assembling Frescos from Noisy Pairwise Fragment Measurements

 

17:25-17:50

DIEGO JIMENEZ-BADILLO, EDGAR ROMAN-RANGEL

Application of the bag-of-words approach to the analysis of archaeological sherds and artifacts

 

17:50-18:15

ØYVIND ØDEGÅRD, STEIN M. NORNES, THIJS J. MAARLEVELD, ASGEIR J. SØRENSEN

Autonomy in Marine Archaeology

 

18:15-18:40

VLAD-ANDREI LĂZĂRESCU, VINCENT MOM

Pottery Studies of the 4th Century Necropolis at Bârlad-Valea Seacă, RO



Thursday April 2, 2015 17:00 - 18:40
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

19:15

Visit to the Accademia Musicale Chigiana
Palazzo Chigi Saracini is the home of the Accademia Musicale Chigiana. Those who enter can learn the history of some of the most prestigious aristocratic families of Siena through the artifacts held there. They will be able to admire one of the most important private collections, compiled by Galgano Saracini, who – with great taste and insight – put together between the end of the 18th and the first decades of the 19th centuries paintings, marble and terracotta statues, bas-reliefs, porcelain, chinoiserie, valuable creations in ivory, wood and semiprecious gems, as well as a ceramics collection from one of the most noted Italian schools of the 16th and 17th centuries, creating a unique art gallery.

Thursday April 2, 2015 19:15 - 20:15
Meeting Piazza del Campo

20:00

City Hiking
Inside the walls walking in-between the city and the countryside. This itinerary will give you a general idea of Siena, showing how the countryside and urban areas live together – a trip among the little picturesque streets, the Justice Gate, and the Follonica valley.

Thursday April 2, 2015 20:00 - 21:00
TBA
 
Friday, April 3
 

08:15

Conference Tour : Experiencing Tuscan Iconic Archaeological Landscapes
Experiencing Tuscan Iconic Archaeological Landscapes

8:20 a.m. Departure from Siena

9:30 a.m. Arriving in Montalcino (english-speaking guide if you wish)

The town has been made incredibly rich and famous by its Brunello wine, one of the world’s best and most appreciated Italian wines. Montalcino was already well-known for its fine red wines during the 15th century. Montalcino is not just wine, it is also very rich in artistic treasures. The historical center is dominated by the mighty and imposing Rocca or fortress built in 1361 to mark the passage of Montalcino under the domination of Siena. The views from its ramparts are spectacular, stretching towards Monte Amiata, across the Crete to Siena, and across all of the Valdorcia and the hills of Maremma.

 

Another landmark of Montalcino is the tall and slender clock tower that graces thePalazzo dei Priori, the city’s town hall, while below lies the main square known as Piazza del Popolo with its characteristic Gothic loggia. Also worth visiting are the Palazzo Vescovile and the churches of Sant’ Agostino, Sant’ Egidio and San Francesco.

12.00 a.m. Visit to a Brunello winery

The essential component of a great wine growing area, climate represents an important variable in the cultivation of the vine; it is able to impact production, in no small way, in terms of both quantity and quality.  The entire area in Montalcino is characterized by high exposure to sun and breezes, with rainfall concentrated mainly in the autumn.  A temperate climate that, thanks to dramatic variations between daytime and nightly temperatures, allow the grapes to fully ripen under optimal conditions.

12:30 p.m. Wine tasting and lunch in Brunello winery


3:00 p.m. PIENZA (english-speaking guide if you want)

3:30 p.m. Arriving in Pienza

This charming village is widely known as the “ideal city of the Renaissance”, the creation of the great humanist Enea Silvio Piccolomini who later became Pope Pius II. Piccolomini had the money and influence to transform his birthplace village, the humble Corsignano, into what he considered the Utopian city should be, exemplifying the principles and philosophy of classical times and of the great Italian Renaissance. The project was designed by the architect Bernardo “il Rossellino” under the guidance of the great humanist Leon Battista Alberti. In only 3 years, a group of amazing and harmonious buildings were completed: the Cathedral, the Papal or Piccolomini Palace, the Town Hall, and the lovely central square onto which all of these buildings look upon. The Duomo or Cattedrale dell’Assunta hosts very fine paintings by the most renowned artists of the period, while the octagonal bell tower standing over the ancient crypt with the same octagonal shape points to the sky. Both dominate the landscape as you view Pienza from afar. The imposing Palazzo Piccolomini to the right of the Duomo has a fantastic Loggia with a delightful hanging garden from which you can enjoy unique and breathtaking panoramas of the Val d’Orcia Valley, from Montalcino to the Mount Amiata.

5:00 p.m. Departure from Pienza

6:00 p.m. Arriving in Siena


Friday April 3, 2015 08:15 - 11:30
University of Siena San Niccolò Building