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Room B [clear filter]
Monday, March 30
 

09:00 CEST

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 CEST
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:00 CEST

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 CEST
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

14:00 CEST

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 CEST
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

16:00 CEST

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 CEST
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building
 
Tuesday, March 31
 

09:00 CEST

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
avatar for James R Allison

James R Allison

Brigham Young University
GC

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 CEST
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00 CEST

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
NB

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 CEST
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00 CEST

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
avatar for Hembo Pagi

Hembo Pagi

Partner, Archaeovision

Speakers
JC

Julia Chyla

University of Warsaw
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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 in compiling... Read More →
avatar for Scott  Madry

Scott Madry

Research Associate Professor, University of North Carolina
Corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics, professor emeritus of the International Space University, research associate professor of archaeology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.I am an anthropologist and archaeologist by education; a remote... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Amanda Tickner

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 CEST
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building
 
Wednesday, April 1
 

09:00 CEST

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 CEST
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30 CEST

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 CEST
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00 CEST

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 CEST
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building
 
Thursday, April 2
 

09:00 CEST

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
avatar for Franco Niccolucci

Franco Niccolucci

Professor, Franco Niccolucci
Franco Niccolucci is the director of VAST-LAB research laboratory at PIN in Prato, Italy. A former professor at the University of Florence until 2008, he has directed the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center at the Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, until 2013. Prof Niccolucci... Read More →

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

Open Context
SK

Sarah Kansa

AAI / Open Context
avatar for Keith May

Keith May

Information Strategy Advisor, Historic England


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

11:30 CEST

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
avatar for Franco Niccolucci

Franco Niccolucci

Professor, Franco Niccolucci
Franco Niccolucci is the director of VAST-LAB research laboratory at PIN in Prato, Italy. A former professor at the University of Florence until 2008, he has directed the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center at the Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, until 2013. Prof Niccolucci... Read More →

Speakers
EA

Edeltraud Aspoeck

Post-doc researcher, Austrian Academy of Sciences
avatar for Ceri Binding

Ceri Binding

University of South Wales
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, OU & Paveprime Ltd
Member of the CIDOC CRM-SIG.Should talk to me about the new CRMinf extension
avatar for Maria THEODORIDOU

Maria THEODORIDOU

R&D engineer, FORTH-ICS


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

15:00 CEST

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 CEST
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00 CEST

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 CEST
Room B University of Siena San Niccolò Building
 
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