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Call for Papers "THE VALUE OF DATA IN ARCHAEOLOGY" CAA Joint Chapter Meeting NL-Fl and De

Submission deadline: July 9th
Notification of acceptance: July 23rd
Registration deadline: September 27th


It is our great pleasure to announce the 2018 Joint Chapter Meeting of CAA Netherlands/Flanders and CAA Germany which will be held in in Bochum, Germany, October 4th to 6th, 2018. The conference is organised in collaboration with Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum and will take place in this museum.

The CAA is an international organisation that brings together archaeologists, mathematicians and computer scientists to foster communication between these disciplines. Looking back at more than 40 years since its inception it is both one of the longest-running and largest organisation in this subject. The CAA Netherlands / Flanders and the CAA Germany are the two national chapters of the CAA and are dedicated to uphold the interests of the CAA in the respective countries, to inform interested archaeologists, mathematicians and computer scientists from academia and industry of newest developments, foster exchange, present new research results etc. Membership is open to anyone - please check out the details of the respective website. Please note that membership is not obligatory for participation in the meeting.

The Joint Chapter Meetings are an ideal opportunity for archaeologists and scientists to come together, present their latest products and research results or discuss problems and challenges they are facing. We therefore invite contributions of research results, open challenges and work in progress that fall into the topics listed below. Accepted contributions will be invited to present their results in the sessions at the conference - topics for discussion are thereby highly encouraged. All accepted abstracts will be published on the CAA chapter websites ( and

The conference will be concluded by a one day workshop program on Saturday - the topics will be announced by email and on the conference website(s).
The 2018 Joint Chapter Meeting is focused on the topic of "value of data in archaeology". This includes, but is not restricted to topics such as:
• Big Data in Archaeology: the benefit and challenges of data mining in archaeology
• Documentation in the Field: storing and analysis of data on mobile devices; interoperability of data
• GIS Data for Landscape Analysis and Modeling
• Reconstruction of the Past: analysing data for automated reconstruction and modeling
• Data Relevant for Modeling and Testing Human Behaviour
• Interpretation of Social Network Analysis in Archaeology

Please submit your abstract (max 500 words) by the latest Monday, July 9th by email to
Decisions on acceptance are intended to be distributed by July 23rd.

For any enquiries regarding the conference and / or submission, please contact:

We are looking forward to your submission and to welcoming you in Bochum to the 2018 Joint Chapter Meeting of the CAA Netherlands/Flanders and CAA Germany.

The Organising Committee
Ronald Visser
Stephanie Metz
Devi Taelman
Kai-Christian Bruhn
Jitte Waagen
Lutz Schubert
Annette Hornschuch

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