The CAA (Computing Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology) conference has always been the number one destination for archaeological modellers of all sorts. The motto of the next meeting (to be held in lovely Siena, Italy! 30/03-5/04 2014) is ‘Keep the revolution going‘ and given the outstanding presence of simulation, complexity and modelling last year in Paris, I thought it will be a tall order.
Fear no more! The revolution keeps on going with a number of hands-on workshops and sessions on modelling scheduled for Siena. From modelling dispersals to network application complexity science is well represented. What is, perhaps, worth particular attention is the roundtable: Simulating the Past: Complex Systems Simulation in Archaeology which aims to sketch out the current place within the discipline and the future direction of simulation in archaeology. It’s also a call for a formation of a CAA Special Interest Group in Complex Systems Simulation (more about it soon). Follow the links to the abstracts for more details.
The call for papers is now open (deadline: 20 November). Follow this link to submit: http://caaconference.org/program/ .
Michael Maerker, Christine Hertler, Iza Romanowska
Monica De Cet, Philip Verhagen
Tom Brughmans, Daniel Weidele
Iza Romanowska, Joan Anton Barceló
Iza Romanowska, Tom Brughmans, Benjamin Davies
Daniel Weidele, Tom Brughmans