CAA 2011 – The 39th annual CAA conference

Call For Proposals for Sessions, Round Tables and Workshops
The 39th annual CAA conference(CAA 2011)
Beijing, China.

The 39th annual CAA conference, the first CAA conference in Asia, aims to bring together students and scholars across continents, to explore current theory and applications of quantitative methods and information technology in the field of archaeology. CAA members come from a diverse range of disciplines, including archaeology, anthropology, art and architectural history, computer science, geography, geomatics, historic preservation, museum studies, and urban history. More information on CAA2011 can be found at

The annual meetings of CAA are normally devoted to topics such as: agent-based models, bioarchaeology, CIDOC and other digital standards, databases, 3D data capture and modeling, data management systems and other field applications, GIS, predictive modeling, open source software in archaeology, photogrammetry and imaging, prospection and remote sensing, quantitative methods, high precision surveying, virtual museums, and virtual reality.

Important Dates:
– Sep. 15, 2010: Deadline for proposals for sessions, round tables, and workshops.
– Nov. 15, 2010: Deadline for paper abstract submission
– April. 12~16, 2011: Conference Days

Please note that all proposals/papers must be submitted electronically through the online ConfTool system (


Session organizers should provide a session invitation of 300 to 500 words relating to a well-defined theme. You should define the topic, explain its importance, and suggest the specific themes or issues that might be appropriately addressed by your contributors.

A session can consist of two or three 90-minute blocks of time punctuated by a 15-minute break. It typically consists of six, but no more than nine, presentations and should include time for debate and discussion as well as an introduction and a wrap-up. Session proposals may include one or more abstracts of papers to be presented, but will normally leave open the possibility for members of CAA to apply to participate in the proposed session.

All session proposals will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee for their quality and relevance. This review will take into account any paper abstracts you include with your session proposal. Once a proposal has been accepted, it is placed on the conference web page, and an invitation is issued for additional paper abstracts to be submitted to your session. The session organizer will advise the Scientific Committee on which papers should be accepted or rejected for their session. The organizer will also be responsible for scheduling the order of presentations, presiding over the session, and for nominating two or three of the papers for publication in the printed acts of the conference.

Round Tables and Workshops:

Round table and workshop organizers should provide an invitation of 300 to 500 words introducing the discussion topic.

A round table proposal includes a list of four to eight panel members (names and affiliations) from at least two different countries. It should address a topic of general interest to the CAA community. The round table organizer must ensure that the panel members agree to attend the conference and take part in the round table. A round table organizer is the chairperson and acts as moderator. A time slot of 90 minutes will be allocated to each round table discussion. All round table proposals will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee for their quality and relevance.

A workshop typically consists of a software and/or hardware demonstration in which the audience can actively participate. The proposal must include information on the workshop’s duration (not to exceed 135 minutes), as well as the experience level and prerequisites of the targeted audience and maximum number of participants. It must also include a list of the presenters and their affiliations.

39th annual international conference on
Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology – CAA2011