An international conference focusing on the study and conservation of archaeological and ancient landscapes through integrated technologies and virtual reality.
Topics include: Remote sensing, archaeology, landscape, environment, ecosystem, image processing, virtual reality, 3D visualization, conservation, geophysics, photogrammetry, open source and Web-GIS as applied to archaeological heritage.
Organized by the Italian National Research Council and University of Sienna, and under the patronage of the Institute for Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage, UNESCO Natural Sciences Sector, and European EPOCH Network of Excellence, the conference will be held in Rome, Italy at the National Research Council. It follows the 1st Int'l Conference on Remote Sensing Archaeology, organized by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and hosted by the Joint Laboratory of Remote Sensing Archaeology (JLRSA).
Sense of place is also sense of time, difference between space and place, between 'global' and 'local'. The world process of globalization is removing places and multiplying spaces, reducing the cultural differences. In particular the dissemination of not-places, stations, hypermarkets, hotels, etc. risks to make uniform our perception, reducing what we perceive of the world to a few mental maps. Therefore we want to highlight one the fundamental tasks of remote sensing archaeology, namely, the capacity to use spatial technologies for recovering and identifying places and the sense of place in collaboration with the local communities.
A Remote Sensing International School for archaeologists, site managers and environmental experts will be organized in Grosseto, Italy the week preceeding the Conference.
Abstracts due: 30 May 2006 (1500 words)
Notification of Acceptance: 15 July 2006
Full papers due: 1 October 2006 (camera ready)