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  • CFP AARG 2015

    13 May 15
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    The first call for papers for the  Aerial Archaeology Research Group Annual Conference (AARG) 2015 is open to 1st June.  The conference will be held in Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th September 2015.

  • Call for Proposals: SWIB15

    6 May 15

    The SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Bibliotheken) is an annual conference focusing on Semantic Web and Linked Open Data (LOD) in libraries and related organisations, which this year will be held in Hamburg from 23-25 November 2015. The call for proposals invites talks and workshops on the topics of opening data, linking data and creating tools and software for LOD production scenarios.  The deadline for proposals is 17th May 2015.

  • From Aerostats to Drones: aerial imagery in Archaeology

    5 May 15

    The second International Conference of Aerial Archaeology, “From Aerostats to Drones: aerial imagery in Archaeology” will be held in Rome on 3-5 February, 2016.

  • CSP Nordic Meeting on Stratigraphy & Scientific Methods

    5 May 15
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    The X Nordic Meeting on Stratigraphy and the XI Nordic Conference on the Application of Scientific Methods in Archaeology, SMIA XI, will be jointly arranged October 20th–23rd 2015 at University of Helsinki, Finland.

    The First Nordic Meeting on Stratigraphy (Stratigrafimöte) was held in Stockholm in 1996. Since then Nordic archaeologists have gathered together nine times to discuss stratigraphy, which forms the basis for all contextual methods in archaeology. Today, stratigraphy is one of the most important methods both in field archaeology and in interpreting the archaeological record. The aim of the meetings is to develop both the theoretical background and the practical applications of stratigraphy.

  • Call for Papers: MTSR 2015

    21 Apr 15
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    Part of the 9th International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR 2015), 9 -11 September 2015, Manchester, UK

    Cultural Heritage collections are essential knowledge infrastructures that provide a solid representation of the historical background of human communities. These knowledge infrastructures are constructed from and integrate cultural information derived from diverse memory institutions, mainly museums, archives and libraries. Each individual community has spent a lot of effort in order to develop, support and promote its own metadata as tools for the description and dissemination of cultural information, mainly related to its particular resources and use.

  • Call for Papers: CRM workshop

    21 Apr 15
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    VAST-LAB are organising a workshop which will run within the framework of the TPDL2015 Conference in Poznań, Poland on 17 September, 2015

    The goal of the workshop is to present, discuss and take stock of the developments of the CIDOC CRM in a number of domains. The importance of CRM in heritage-related digital libraries and dataset infrastructures is confirmed by the increasing number of cultural heritage institutions and research projects adopting CRM and its extensions to foster datasets interoperability. Recently various extensions have been presented, for example to incorporate geographical concepts, digital provenance, scientific applications, archaeology, built structures and scientific reasoning. On the other hand, CRM has proved to be pivotal to natural language processing of heritage datasets, gazetteers and thesauri, linked open data and other methods for the use and re-use of dataset collections for digital humanities, history and archaeology.

  • Call for papers: Remote Sensing

    24 Mar 15
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    Call for papers for a special issue of the Remote Sensing journal: Remote Sensed Data and Processing Methodologies for 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures.

  • ENUMERATE Survey

    23 Mar 15
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    The ENUMERATE Core Survey 3 is open for participation and alll European cultural heritage institutions are encouraged to contribute. The survey includes questions about digitisation efforts, available collections online and offline, policy on digital collections, sustainability and costs. The survey is distributed among thousands of institutions across Europe.

  • 3D Web Technology is a mature resource

    17 Mar 15

    The last two years have seen a radical change in how 3D technologies are managed by browser. The emergence and consolidation of a standard, the JavaScript API WebGL, makes it possible to develop applications able to direct rendering interactive 3D computer graphics within any web browser.

    The practical side of this change is that there is no more need of any kind of plugin or other software to be installed to enjoy 3D content on a browser. This is an important advantage for all those application domains populated by ordinary users (not ICT geeks).

  • Open Pompeii

    9 Mar 15
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    Julian Richards of the Archaeology Data Service recently gave a keynote about ARIADNE at a free School of Archeological Data  in Pompei.

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