Data Management in Cultural Heritage

Data processing, Data integration, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining

7 – 8 November 2022

N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”

In the framework of the MSCA ITN PlaCe ( a Two-day Training Workshop about ‘Data Management in Cultural Heritage’ is organized, which will take place at the N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece. We are looking forward to organize the workshop jointly with the CAA-GR ( ) and as an open event with physical presence. The topics will concern the processing, evaluation and management of data collected in analytical studies of archaeological materials taking into account numerical as well as categorical parameters. A special focus will be on data integration and linking in databases with appropriate use of metadata and following the FAIR data principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable, For the sustainable management of these Big Data repositories advanced methods for data mining and automated pattern recognition are necessary utilizing artificial intelligence, machine learning and neural networks. The theoretical lectures we will be complemented by two laboratory courses for practical training.

If you are interested in participating the Training Workshop and you would like to be updated about the organization please register at:

Preliminary Programme

Monday, 7 November

9:30 – 10:00                Welcome at N.C.S.R. “Demokritos” and Introduction

                                    Anno Hein

10:00 – 11:15              The AriadnePlus Network

                                    Markos Katsianis

11:15 – 11:30              Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00              Exploratory and model-based statistics

                                    Ioulia Papageorgiou

13:00 – 14:00              Lunch

14:00 – 15:30              Pattern recognition in ceramic assemblages

                                    Jaume Buxeda I Garrigós

15:30 – 15:45              Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:15              Data Management

                                    Anno Hein

17:30 – 19:00              Introduction to R &Practical Training

Tuesday, 8 November

9:30 – 11:00                Automated pattern recognition and machine learning

                                    George Giannakopoulos

11:00 – 11:15              Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45              Data Mining

                                    George Giannakopoulos

12:45 – 14:00              Lunch

14:00 – 15:30              Data Repositories and Relational Databases

                                    Anno Hein

15:30 – 15:45              Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:15              Self Organizing Maps for pattern recognition in pXRF data

                                    (Case Study)

                                    Anno Hein

17:30 – 19:00              Practical Training