Welcome

Welcome to the official website of the 2017 Computer Applications and Quantitive Methods in Archaeology (CAA) international conference.  The conference will be held between March 14th and 16th, 2017 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, USA.

The 45th CAA conference will bring together scholars from across the globe to share their cutting edge research from a diverse range of fields in a focused, but informal, setting.  One thing that the CAA prides itself on is a strong sense of community, and we hope to continue to grow that community by welcoming new participants this year.  This is only the 3rd time the conference has been held in the United States, and we are excited to have old and new members join us in Atlanta this coming spring.

For any questions about the conference, please direct emails to: caa2017@caaconference.org.

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Call for Papers/Posters OPEN

The call for papers and posters is OPEN and will remain open until 11:59 PM EDT the 28th of October (Friday).  You will find an alphabetical list of the proposed sessions (called “Tracks” in OCS) under the Program tab of this website.  When you click on a session and you will be taken to the abstract for the session.  If you would like to read all of the abstracts, you can find them at the bottom of the page or you can download a PDF of the abstracts.  If you do not find a session that fits your proposed paper, please use the General Papers session.  If you are proposing a poster, please select the General Poster session.  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). Please indicate the corresponding author if there is more than one author.  The CAA allows an individual to be the corresponding author on only one paper, and the corresponding author must be a member of CAA International before the conference begins.  The corresponding author does not necessarily have to be the first author.  You can serve as non-corresponding author on multiple papers and can serve in other capacities (i.e., session organizer, roundtable discussant, lighting/flash talk presenter, poster presenter, etc…).  It is expected, except in special circumstances, that the corresponding author be the person who presents the paper at the conference.

Please go to the OCS website to log-in and submit your paper/poster abstract.  The link above should take you directly to the submission page.  You can also click on the Submissions/Registration tab above.  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.  Remember, the official language of the conference is English and all submissions should be in English.  If English is not your first language, it is strongly suggested that you have a fluent English speaker review your abstract before submission.

Submit your paper/poster abstract here

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Call for Workshops

If you are interested in running a workshop on the Monday (March 13th) before the conference starts, please email caa2017@caaconference.org.  In your email, please provide a title of the workshop, a short (250 word or less) abstract about the workshop and what attendees will learn by attending.  Please also include a list of any equipment you might need (i.e., LCD projector, desktop computers for everyone, etc…) to successfully run your workshop.  Please submit your abstract by the 14th of October.

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Call for Sessions OPEN

The call for sessions opens today, the 27th of June, and will remain open until the 26th of August.  Please go to the OCS website to log-in and submit your session abstract.  The link above should take you directly to the submission page.  You can also click on the Submissions/Registration tab above.  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.

There are three different session formats that you can choose from – 1) “Other” – this is an open format that is at the discretion of the session organizer(s).  The CAA International Scientific Committee is encouraging creative new session formats to create a dynamic environment for sharing projects and ideas.  We ask that the session organizer(s) include a short description of what the session format would look like.  This could include sessions that have short presentations accompanied by posters or digital posters followed by an open discussion or the session could be focused on actively solving a digital archaeology problem.  It is important to stress, that individuals participating in these alternative formats will still have a chance to submit a paper for inclusion in the published proceedings. 2) “Roundtable/Panel” – this is a session format where the session organizer(s) present a position paper in advance of the conference and invite participants to discuss the topic in an open format.  3) “Standard Session” – this is your typical session that is composed of 15 or 25 minute papers presented by the participants.

Each session organizer(s) has 500 words including session title, author names, affiliations, and email addresses and 3 – 5 keywords.  Organizers of “Other” sessions are given 600 words so that they can describe the session format.  Please indicate the corresponding author if there is more than one organizer.  Remember, the official language of the conference is English and all submissions should be in English.  If English is not your first language, it is strongly suggested that you have a fluent English speaker review your abstract before submission.

Submit your session proposal

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