CyArk to Chair Session at CAA 2009 in Williamsburg, Virginia

Deadline to Submit Abstracts extended to December 22nd

by Elizabeth Lee
December 17, 2008
This year CyArk will chair a session at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) conference to be held in Williamsburg, Virginia. As taken from their website, "The CAA is an international organization bringing together archaeologists, mathemeticians and computer scientists. Its aims are to encourage communication between these disciplines, to provide a survey of present work in the field and to stimulate discussion and future progress."

This year's conference theme is "Making History Interactive" and CyArk will chair a session about the process of Digital Preservation. Digital Preservation is defined as "Preserving Cultural Heritage Sites through collecting, archiving and providing open access to data created by laser scanning, digital modeling, and other state-of-the-art technologies." The final step in the Digital Preservation Process is public dissemination of the data through CyArk's interactive website. CyArk's website and overall mission resonate well with the conference theme and will provide an interesting base for discussion within the session. The goal of the session is to foster awareness of the CyArk methodology and to encourage discussion about its adaptation for more widespread implementation.

The full call for papers is attached below and those interested in participating are encouraged to submit proposals. Deadline for abstracts has been extended until December 22nd.