Computational Models in Archaeology

This year the EAA (European Association of Archaeologists) Annual Meeting is taking place between 5-8 September 2018 in the lovely city of Barcelona. We have prepared an exciting set of simulation-complexity-data related events and we would be really grateful if you could help us disseminate this information.
During the conference we will be running a standard paper session : S672 [email protected]: Computational Models in Archaeology (abstract below) focusing on formal, computational models in archaeology (not exclusively simulation, but we do like our ABMs ;). The abstract deadline is 15 February. You can submit your abstract via the EAA system. If that does not strike you fancy there are two other sessions that will most definitely be of interest: S148 ‘Modeling the Spread of Agriculture’ already advertised by Sean and S545 ‘Challenging the models: Reflections of reality?’ led by Chiara Girotto. S672 “Computational Models in Archaeology” is focused towards showcasing case studies whereas S545 “Challenging the models” has a strong theoretical/epistemological feel to it, so it is really shaping to be one of the best EAAs for modellers yet. (Please note that one person can be a lead author on maximum two papers).
On top of that throughout the conference we will offer Data Clinic - a personalised one-to-one consultation with data and modelling specialists (summary below). In order to give us a head-start with matching archaeologists to data experts we ask participants to submit a short summary outlining their data, research questions and the ideas they may already have via the standard route of the EAA system (please note, that as an alternative format it will not count towards the paper limit).
Finally, we are very excited to announce the Summer School in Digital Archaeology which will take place immediately after the EAA, between 10-14 September 2018. A week of hands-on tutorials, seminars, team challenges and intensive learning, the Summer School will provide an in depth training in formal computational models focusing on data modelling, network science, semantic web and agent-based modelling. Thanks to the generous support of the Complex Systems Society we are able to offer a number of bursaries for the participants. For more details please see the School website; we recommend to pre-register as soon as possible (pre-registration form).

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