“The Age of Sensing”:
The 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology
October 13-15, 2014
Duke University, Durham, NC
The 1990s will be remembered in the history archaeology as the age of GIS. At that time, the introduction of digital technology in archaeological research was in its infancy. In the following decade, however, the archaeological community became aware of the need for consistency in approach with rapid advances in software and hardware making it possible to envisage a significant renewal of the archaeological process. This was the age of the Digital Revolution.
Now, in the early years of the present decade we feel that we are ready – or at least nearly ready – to embrace new methods of recording, interpreting, conceptualizing and communicating archaeological data and relationships across the passage of time. In the next few years, we will have the opportunity to blend the physical world with a sensory-rich ‘virtual’ world where archaeologists can naturally and intuitively manipulate, navigate and remotely share interpretations and case studies. Our understanding of archaeology will be taken to a new level, enhancing our capacity to develop interpretations and to present them to fellow specialists and to the general public as simulated scenarios in 4D. This is the Age of Sensing.
The theme of the 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology is “The Age of Sensing.” We are seeking abstracts and workshop proposals relating to any of the following topics:
– Large Scale Remote Sensing
– Close Range Sensing
– 3D Modeling
– Body sensing
– Immersive Sensing
– Aerial Photography
– GIS and Sensing
– Spatial Technologies and Landscape
– Virtual Landscapes
– Integrated Technologies
– Intra and inter-site Applications
– Lidar Applications
– Sensing and Urban Context
– Cultural Resource Management
– Drones and UAV
– Close Range Sensing
– Remote Sensing
– Virtual Reality and Cyber-Archaeology
– Defining High Standards
– Commercial Archaeological Remote Sensing
Please submit an abstract of 300-500 words (Times New Roman, 11pt font, standard margins) by March 31, 2014. Seehttps://space2place.classicalstudies.duke.edu/submission for the submission form.
Please submit a proposal by March 31, 2014 to [email protected], including a title, number of participants (expected), technical requirements (equipment needed), and a description of the workshop.