CAA 2008, the 36th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology: On the Road to Reconstructing the Past 2-6 April 2008 at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary.
The main theme of the conference is the use of computer applications and quantitative methods in two fields: at large-scale (rescue) excavations that usually precede infrastructural investments and construction works, and during processing and analyzing the huge amounts of data from such excavations.
- GIS and landscape archaeology: Case Studies
- GIS applications in archaeology: Methodological aspects
- Predictive modelling
- GIS and intra-site analysis
- Geoarchaeological studies
- Remote sensing: Geophysics, LIDAR, Satellite Images, GoogleEarth
- Field data retrieving, recording, documentation and investigation
- Web based spatial information systems, data storage and retrieval
- Web portals and the European Cultural and World Heritage: Education and Tourism
- Virtual museums and public archaeology applications
- Knowledge organization in large-scale databases
- Metadata, Ontologies and Semantics
- Long term preservation of digital data
- Digital Libraries and Collections Management
- Digital national monuments records
- Statistical mathematical analysis
- Economic approaches in archaeology using computer aided methods
- 3D Data capture and visualization
- Analytic tools to assist research on collections or artefacts
- Virtual reconstructions and visualization: Problems with uncertainty
- Augmented Reality and Interactive Environments and Applications
- Qualitative and quantitative analysis in 3D imaging – a matter of scale
- Archaeological theory and computers: Beyond the quantitative debate
- Asking questions – Setting standards: Possibilities and limitations of computer applications in archaeology
The conference is organized by the Archaeological Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Archaeological Sciences of the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, the Hungarian National Museum, the Budapest Historical Museum, the Central European University, Archaeolingua Foundation, and the Research Institute for Visualisation, Architecture and Archaeology.
The conference is held under the auspices of the Directorate of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Hungarian Ministry of Education and Culture.