UPDATE (March 2021)
Last year we had received a considerable number of abstracts for presentations at the 4th CAA-GR conference ‘Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Greece’, even though everybody’s work and research was already heavily affected by lockdowns and travel restrictions. During Summer 2020 we were intensely discussing together with the CAA-GR Board the practicability of organizing the conference under the circumstances of the COVID-19 crisis. We came to the conclusion that it would not have been possible to organize the conference as initially planned in October 2020, hosting a larger number of participants at the N.C.S.R. “Demokritos” campus. Alternatives would have been to organize the conference either as purely virtual event or as hybrid event with maybe a limited number of participants at N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”. Either way the opportunity for elaborate discussion or interaction among participants would have been missing, which constitutes usually an essential part of conferences. For this, in accordance with the CAA-GR Board we came to the decision to postpone the 4th CAA-GR conference to October 2021. Even though, the situation has not considerably improved since then, we see a realistic chance that it will be possible to organize the conference in Autumn 2021 hosting participants at Demokritos. For this, we decided to give it another try and would like to invite you for the 21th/22nd October 2021. This will be the definite date, though, without another postponement. The abstracts and contributions already submitted last year will remain to be considered for presentation. There is no need for re-submission. The authors are free to update or edit their abstracts until the new deadline or to withdraw them. In the case that the pandemic situation has not clearly improved until then impeding, still or again, hosting of participants at N.C.S.R. “Demokritos” we will organize the conference as a purely virtual event. In any case, we are considering possibilities for presentations and conference participation via Internet, but we are looking forward to gathering a considerable number of participants in person.
The postponed conference will be jointly organized by the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications The focus of the conference will remain on ‘Big Data in Archaeology’. In the framework of the conference a one-day workshop on ‘Management and evaluation of Big Data‘ will be organized.