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The call for papers and posters for CAA 2017 is open!

The call will remain open until 11:59 PM EDT the 28th of October (Friday).

In general your paper should relate to one of the proposed sessions (called “Tracks” in the submission website, OCS), the list of sessions is included below.  When you click on a title you will be taken to the abstract for the session.  If you would like to read all of the abstracts, you can find these on or you can download a PDF of the abstracts.  If you do not find a session that fits your proposed paper, you can submit it to the General Papers session.  If you are proposing a poster, please select the General Poster session.

Proposed sessions:

3D Digitization of Sculpture

3D Technologies Applied to Music and Sound

3DVR Caveats and Accomplishments

Archaeological Networks: Uncertainty, Missing Data, and Statistical Inference

Archaeology In and Out of the Classroom: Digital Approaches to Archaeological Instruction

Automation is here to stay! The hitch-hiker’s guide to automated object detection and image processing in remote sensing

Close range 3D data acquisition, processing, querying and presentation in cultural heritage

Computer Applications in Archaeological Pedagogy: Best Practices for Teaching and Learning


Corpus of Analysis in the Research on Ancient Eastern Mediterranean and Western Asia: Encoding, Information Collection, Digital Collaboration, and Investigating Strategies

Data, Theory, Methods, and Models. Approaching Anthropology and Archaeology through Computational Modeling

Decolonising Digital Archaeology

Differing Perspectives: The wide world of geophysical prospection

Digital Archaeology – Where are we and how do we fit in?

Everything wrong with…

Exploring the Symbiotic Relationships of Archaeology and Digital Humanities

From Physical to Digital, from Interactive to Immersive: Uses of Three–Dimensional Representation, Mixed Reality, and More in the Sharing and Exploration of Archaeological Data

Geographic relations in Databases on cultural heritage

Ground-penetrating radar advancements in the Americas

Machine Learning for Applications in Archaeology

Mechanics, Mods and Mashups: Games of the Past for the Future Designed by Archaeologists

Methods, tools, disruption … : from information delivery to interaction

Mobile GIS and field survey – current possibilities, future needs

NEH Roundtable on Advanced Challenges in Theory and Practice in 3D Modeling

Non invasive methods to assess above and underground spatial pattern

Open open open. The rise of open scientific publishing and the archaeological discipline: managing the paradigm shift


Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Image-Based Modelling

Rip – Model – Learn: towards the Total Model

Same as it ever was… Same as it ever was

Structural Analysis for Cultural Heritage

The Creation of Big Data Labs for Archaeology, Heritage, and Global Initiatives

The Technology Lag: A Panel Discussion Regarding the use of the Computing Technologies Toolkit For Cultural Resource Compliance Projects

The ups and downs of archaeological simulation

Urbanism at the micro, meso and macro scales: Advances in computational and quantitative methods to study cities and their built environments

Visualisation as Analysis in Archaeology

Web-based infrastructure as a collaborative framework across archaeological fieldwork, lab work, and analysis

Women in CAA

To submit your abstract go to the OCS website.  You will need to log-in, go to User Home, click on CAA 2017 and then look for the Submission link at the bottom of the page under the Conference Information header.  You can select your session from the Track drop-down menu.

Each abstract should be no more 250 words including session title, author names, affiliations, and email addresses and 3 – 5 keywords.  Please indicate the corresponding author if there is more than one author.  Remember, the official language of the conference is English and all submissions should be in English.  If English is not your first language, the conference organisers suggest that you have a fluent English speaker review your abstract before submission.

Given the various formats of the proposed sessions, there will not be a standard length of a proposed paper.  You will be working on that directly with the session organizer (track director).

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