Call for Sessions, Roundtables and Workshops Proposals

The CAA 2013 Conference Chairs invite proposals for sessions relating to all aspects of computer applications to stimulate discussion and future progress in the application of digital technologies to archaeology and various aspects of cultural heritage.

Sessions, Roundtables and Workshops proposals are now being invited and are due 20 June 2012.


The main themes of the conference are likely to include the following, but may be modified or extended according to the session proposals we receive:

  1. Field and laboratory data recording
  2. Data modelling, management and integration
  3. Linked data and the semantic web
  4. Data analysis and visualisation
  5. 3D modelling, visualisation and simulations
  6. Spatio-temporal modelling, GIS and remote sensing
  7. Users and interfaces: education, museums and multimedia
  8. Theoretical issues, and the relation of CAA with the Digital Humanities
  9. Digital Cities, cultural heritage interpretation and modelling the past.


The CAA 2013 Conference organisers invite proposers to read the session guidelines and make their submission accordingly.

Paper sessions:

An explicit aim of the CAA2013 program is to promote networking, knowledge sharing and discussion. In order to do so, there will be a new type of session, called Focus Sessions (see below), which session organisers and presenters are encouraged to consider. Sessions chairs can indicate at this stage if they would like to adopt the Long paper session format, the Focus session format, or a combination of the two. They may wish to approach potentially interested participants as to whether they want to contribute to the developing a proposal.

Long paper sessions:

A session of related 20 minute papers. This is an opportunity to present new and ground-breaking research in a conventional presentation and power point format. There will be questions after each session; however, the time limit for the paper need to be strictly adhered to.

Focus sessions:

A session consisting of approximately ten thematically related 5 minute key-point presentations, an optional discussion to pull the theme together, followed by a room-based break organised around posters or demonstrations presenting additional information.

We encourage session organisers to think outside the box and consider whether the Focus Sessions would present better networking and learning opportunities rather than traditional Long Paper Sessions.


Roundtables to address a specific topic or issue comprising of up to 10 speakers coordinated by one or more individuals. Papers may be short or long presentations at the discretion of the coordinator(s) but would normally include at least 30 minutes for general discussion from the floor.


We are also inviting submissions for pre-conference workshops to be held on Monday 25 March. Workshops on applied research are welcome. Workshops will normally last 2 – 3 hours and should be scheduled to finish by mid-afternoon in time for the first plenary session of the Conference. Please include some practical work or other active participation of attendees, rather than an extended lecture. In proposing workshops, please indicate any technical facilities required for example, a computer lab or wireless network and whether participants should bring own laptops. Also please indicate the maximum number of participants and any prior knowledge or skills required.

Key Dates

  • 20 June 2012 Sessions, Roundtables and Workshops deadline
  • 09 July 2012 Proposers informed about the status of their proposal
  • 13 July 2012 Accepted proposals will be posted on the CAA2013 Conference webpage

How to Submit

We look forward to receiving your Proposal. Please submit your proposal via the CAA Open Conference System.

If you do not have a login, please create one at the ACCOUNT tab and select CAA2013. Make sure you check AUTHOR at the bottom of the registration form (if you do not select AUTHOR you will not be able to submit your proposal).

If you had previously logged in the CAA Open Conference System (OCS) for the CAA 2012 Southampton conference, you can log with the same user name and password. Should you have log in problems, use the ‘Forgot your password?’ link on the LOG IN tab to recover your user name and a new password.

If you have any technical problems in uploading your submission please send an email to .

We look forward to seeing your Proposal and seeing you in Perth in 2013.