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Monday, March 30
 

09:00 CEST

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 CEST
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:00 CEST

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 CEST
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

14:00 CEST

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 CEST
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

16:00 CEST

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 16:00 - 17:30 CEST
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building
 
Tuesday, March 31
 

09:00 CEST

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


Moderators
Speakers

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

15:00 CEST

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)


Moderators
MF

Mercedes Farjas Abadía

University Professor, Technical University of Madrid

Speakers

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

17:00 CEST

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

09:00 CEST

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
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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
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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 →
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Britt LONNEVILLE

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

Ghent University, Geography Department
CS

Cornelis Stal

Ghent University


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

11:30 CEST

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 →
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Carlo Inglese

Associate Professor, Sapienza University of Roma


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

15:00 CEST

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
ED

Emanuel Demetrescu

CNR-ITABC
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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 to... Read More →
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Thomas LEVY

Prof. of Archaeology & Director, Cyber-Archaeology Lab, UC 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 CEST
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building
 
Thursday, April 2
 

09:00 CEST

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
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Carlotta Capurro

Researcher, Visual Dimension BVBA
Digital Restoratio, 3D reconstruction, digital museum applications, digital curatorship, interactive storytelling
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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 CEST
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30 CEST

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 CEST
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00 CEST

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
avatar for Matthew Brennan

Matthew Brennan

School of Informatics, Indiana University
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 CEST
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00 CEST

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 CEST
Room C University of Siena San Niccolò Building
 
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