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Welcome to the official website of the 2018 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) international conference. The conference will be held between March 19th and 23th, 2018 at the University of Tübingen, Germany.
The Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) Annual Conference is one of the major events in the calendar for scholars, specialists and experts in the field of computing technologies applied to archaeology.
The 46th Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA 2018) has been given the theme “Human history and digital future”. The conference will address a multitude of topics. Through diverse case studies from all over the world, the conference will show new technical approaches and best practice from various archaeological and computer-science disciplines. The conference will bring together hundreds of participants from around the world in parallel sessions, workshops, tutorials and roundtables.
We warmly welcome participants and contributors to the beautiful medieval town of Tübingen.
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More information about programme and how to register available on www.interpreteuropeconference.net (registration deadline: 15 March 2018).
More information about the call for papers here (deadline for abstract submission: 15 December 2017)
It will be organised by the Hungarian Association of Cultural Heritage Managers (KÖME) and opened by the EU Commissioner for Education and Culture, Tibor Navracsics.
Interpret Europe is a member of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3
Our Interpret Europe Conference 2018 will take place from 23 to 26 March in Kőszeg (Hungary). It will be organised by the Hungarian Association of Cultural Heritage Managers (KÖME) and opened by the EU Commissioner for Education and Culture, Tibor Navracsics.
Our aim is to link this conference to the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage and we chose ‘Heritage and Identity’ as our theme. The question of identity is key when it comes to one’s feelings towards Europe in all its diversity and one’s relationship with single nation states, regions and local communities.
One European region where identities most intermingle is the Austro-Hungarian border area. We will therefore run the conference as a border-crossing event, starting our pre-conference tour at Vienna from where we will travel into Hungary and ending our post-conference tour in Budapest.
Kőszeg itself was a free royal town in medieval times and its castle became famous for its insolent resistance in slowing down a huge Ottoman campaign against Vienna. This castle, with its large Knight’s Hall, will be our central venue. Besides this, we will seek to bring alive the surrounding historic centre where there is almost no traffic and all sites are in comfortable walking distance.
Study visits around Kőszeg will lead to places where we will taste local varieties of vine and the famous Hungarian cuisine, and they will also include sites within the border-crossing Fertő / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Destinations will be as different as Esterháza, the ‘Hungarian Versailles’, which belonged to one of the most famous landowner families of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, or the Pan-European Picnic Park where the Iron Curtain was first lifted in 1989.
The European Green Belt along the former borderline between East and West is famous for its stunning natural heritage, especially the Fertő-Hanság and Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Parks which are important resting places for migratory birds. We like to include a range of partners from the natural heritage field and also review how nature influences identity.
Make sure you save 23-26 March 2018 for our next conference. You can find the Call for Papers here.
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Keynote speakers include:
Barbara Ryan – GEO
Rosemarie Leone – ESA
Vincent Ambrosia – NASA
Stephano La Terra Bella – Copernicus
- Copernicus Information and Training Session
- Research, Educational and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Earth Observation: Interactive Networking and Collaboration – EXCELSIOR Workshop
- Cultural Heritage Workshop – PROTHEGO National Event
- Information Extraction from Laser Scanning Data Workshop (organized with the ISPRS WG III/5)
- Earth Observation for the Coastal and Marine Environment (organized with SEO-DWARF)
- ATHENA Workshop on Geo Information Systems (GIS)
We look forward to seeing you in Paphos, the European Capital of Culture 2017!!!
- Date for abstract submission: 10 February, 2018
- Notification of authors for abstract acceptance: 15 February, 2018
- Submission due date for full papers: 25 March, 2018
The conference proceedings of the RSCy2018 will be published by SPIE after peer review and acceptance. The accepted papers published by SPIE will also be submitted to SCOPUS for indexing.
Selected papers of the RSCy 2018 will be published by several international journals.
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Subject: “Cultural heritage – for a more reliable Europe”
Europe is the second largest Cultural and Creative industries (CCIs or Cultural and Creative sector, CCS) market in the world after Asia. A study by ‘Cultural Times’ estimates that European Union creates 32% of global CCI revenues and 26% of world-wide CCI jobs. Numerous surveys have proven that this field is one of the most sustainable in times of crises and can more easily adapt to the changing conditions. According to Eurostat, in 2015 the cultural sector constituted 2.9% of the total European workforce. The whole CCIs sector represents around 4% of European GDP and provides jobs to 8 million people (European Commission, 2017). The CCI sector is an important player in the economic and political context, and its strength lays on its ability to encourage both competitiveness and inclusiveness in different fields of business, although its further development still encounters certain obstacles.
During the last years, the European Union has launched a number of initiatives to support and promote the CCIs. In addition to the €1.5 bn Creative Europe Programme adopted in the framework of the 2015-2018 Work Plan for Culture, in May the European Commission approved a strategy for international cultural relations based on the communication ‘’Culture in the heart of International Relations’’. Moreover, in the input document for the Summit of European leaders in Sweden (November 2017), the Commission invited Member States to include the CCIs in the education system, strengthen their position in the economic market and facilitate access to the available start-ups funds. The European Commission set the following ambitious objectives for 2025: boosting Creative Europe’s Guarantee facility, starting #Digital4Culture strategy and updating European Agenda for Culture.
Despite the many positive initiatives taken by the EU, the CCIs’ capacity is not fully exploited, often undervalued and lacking concrete support from the national and international authorities. At the same time, the cultural sector is undergoing considerable changes due to the digital revolution. Legislation struggles to follow these changing circumstances and CCIs’ potential remains blocked by bureaucratic and administrative requirements, lack of data and weak cross-sector coordination. This leads to challenges in the field of author rights protection, training possibilities and market harmonisation.
This timely symposium, organised in the European year of cultural heritage, will evaluate recent initiatives and policy developments in the field of Cultural and Creative Industries, and present good practice and emerging challenges to the sector. Participants will exchange views and perspectives on the possible strategies to tackle these challenges, and will debate the role of CCIs in national politics, education, international communication and social inclusion.
- Find out about the different CCIs funding opportunities and cooperation networks
- Look into the European initiatives to boost the CCIs sector, such as Creative Europe Programme, Support to literary translation projects, Cultural and Creative Sector Guarantee Facility, European Creative Hubs
- Address ways to overcome the lack of data and the need to systemise information
- Enhance the knowledge of the digital capacity-building methods in the field of CCI
- Identify ways to get access to the European market for companies operating in the cultural and creative sector, according to their size
- Analyse the methods to eliminate the fragmentation of different educational domains using innovations from the CCIs
- Learn from success stories on international communication based on cultural exchanges
Early bird rate: a 20% early registration discount off the standard delegate rates (subject to type of organisation and terms and conditions) for bookings received by the 16th February 2018. For further details, please refer to the enclosed event brochure.
Programme and registration: https://www.publicpolicyexchange.co.uk/events/IC27-PPE2
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