Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference (CAA2010)

Conference: CAA 2010
XXXVIII Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology “Fusion of Cultures”

Conference Dates: April 6-9, 2010
Conference Location: Granada, Spain

Upcoming Deadlines:

– Session proposals submission deadline November 15, 2009
– Round tables proposals submission deadline December 15, 2009
– Workshops proposals submission deadline January 31, 2010

Other importat dates:
– Full papers submission will be open on November 20th,2009
– Full papers submission deadline December 15, 2009
– Short papers submission deadline January 31, 2010
– Poster submission deadline January 31, 2010
– Virtual theatre videos submission deadline January 31, 2010

The XXXVIII Annual CAA Conference will be held in Granada, Spain, from April 6 to 9, 2010 and is expected to bring together archaeologist, computer scientist and mathematicians to explore and exchange knowledge in order to enhance our understanding of the past. Classical disciplines like archaeology, anthropology or geography, and more modern ones like computer science, geomatics or museology exchange their most recent advances during the conference.
CAA 2010 is inspired in the concept “Fusion of Cultures” that identifies the scope of the conference and the spirit of the historical city of Granada. The aim of the conference is to create an collaborative atmosphere among all disciplines, by participating via papers, posters, round tables, workshops, short papers and a novel virtual theatre non-stop show.


Participants are invited to submit sessions and papers of how the usage of different disciplines help us in the study of the past. Those researchers interested in proposing a session theme, should before November 15th 2009:

– Provide a session description of 300 to 500 words, describing precisely the scope and aim of the session.
– Define the topic, explain its importance and the features of the research community that might be interested in contributing to this session.
A session will consist of one 90-minute block of time. It consists of 20′-30′ presentations and should include time for debate and discussion as well as an introduction and a wrap-up. In case there were more than four papers accepted per session, new session slots will be scheduled whenever possible.

After the call for sessions finishes, the scientific committee will proposed extra sessions to cover another interesting topics that may have not been covered by the proposals.

Session proposers may send one or more extended abstracts of papers to be presented, but always after the final list of sessions is published. All session proposals will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee for their quality and relevance. Once a proposal has been accepted, it is placed on the conference web page, and an invitation is issued for paper abstracts to be submitted to this session.
The session organizer will be responsible for scheduling the order of presentations and presiding over the session. If you are interested in submitting a session proposal, please access to our online submission system


Round tables are special sessions where selected researchers propose and discuss in a more dynamic manner a very specific subject. Attendees to round tables will be able to participate and share their knowledge and opinion to enrich the final conclusions of each round table.

Round table organizers should provide before December 31st 2009:

– an invitation of 300 to 500 words introducing the discussion topic.
– a list of six to eight panel members (names, e-mails and affiliations) from at least three different countries. The round table organizer must ensure that the panel members agree to attend the conference and take part in the round table. The round table organizer is the chairperson and acts as moderator. A time slot of 90 minutes will be allocated to each round table discussion. All round table proposals will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee for their quality and relevance.

If you are interested in submitting a round table proposal, please access to our online submission system (


A workshop typically consists of a software and/or hardware demonstration in which the audience can actively participate. The proposal must include:
– title and description of the topic of the workshop,
– information on the workshop’s duration,
– the experience level and prerequisites of the targeted audience ,
– maximum number of participants,
– a list of the presenters and their affiliations

A list of interesting topics, among others, may include:
– open source software tools for Archaeologists
– demos of laser scanner devices
– short tutorials of specific software tools
– quantitative methods for archaeological research

The deadline for workshop proposals is January 31st 2010.

If you are interested in submitting a workshop proposal, please access to our online submission system ( )

Fco. Javier Melero, (Univ. Granada), CAA2010 Chair
Juan Carlos Torres (Univ. Granada)
Francisco Contreras ( Univ. Granada)
Mercedes Farjas (Univ. Pol. Madrid)
Alejandro León ( Univ. Granada)
Jorge Revelles (Univ. Granada)
Domingo Martín (Univ. Granada)
Rosana Montes (Univ. Granada)
Alfredo Grande (Univ., Sevilla)
Francisco Lamolda (Patronato de la Alhambra y el Generalife)
Pedro Cano (Univ. Granada)
Juan A. Barceló (Univ. Aut. Barcelona)

Sincerely yours,
Javier Melero
Chair, CAA 2010 Scientific Committee

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One Response to Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference (CAA2010)

  1. Peter Morell says:

    Does anyone know where I can get details of the Granada conference?

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