[Gfoss] GNewArchaeology - 2nd Call for Papers & Labs

[Apologies for cross-posting]

Dear all,

This message is to advise you that the deadline has been moved forward to the September 28th !

You still have some days to submit your own proposal for the upcoming GNewArchaeology workshop[1].

The event will take place on the October 13th – 14th, 2011 at the Department of Biologia ed Evoluzione of the University of Ferrara.

» something about the workshop

The GNewArchaeology workshop is part of a cultural project promoted and organized by the students from the University of Ferrara and funded with the Cultural Fund of the University of Ferrara. It follows the trail of projects (ArcheoFOSS[2]) and communities more and more numerous. In Italy (and most of all in Public University), it’s of great importance to have a good diffusion of these kind of projects, like parts of a greater cultural renewal.

The aim of the workshop is to create, with presentations, tutorials and round tables, opportunities for meeting and debates about topics regarding the use and dissemination of several free and open source software in the public institutions and particularly in archaeological research processes.
The mornings will be devoted to an introductory approach to the FLOSS Culture. Relations, debates, documentary’s projection, and distributions of informative materials will be organized in collaboration with local Linux User Group[3]. The afternoon will be more technical with talks, round-table and tutorials about topics regarding FLOSS in archaeological research processes.

» how to participate

The participation to the workshop is free.

All your proposal on any aspect of using free software in archaeological research, creating, publishing and reusing open archaeological data, are welcome. Major Topics include (but are not limited to):

Introduction to FLOSS

FLOSS in archaeology (tools for storage and processing, analysing, visualization…)

Open geospatial data

Open Science and Open Data in Academic Research

The workshop will have several formats and ways in which you can participate:

Long presentation session (60 minutes)

Short presentation session (15 to 30 minutes)

Tutorials (60 to 120 minutes): you can present your topics or projects doing pratical activities with a small group of people.

Official languages are: Italian / English

Accommodations for the speakers will be on charge of the organization.

» We are looking forward to your participation! If you want to take part to the workshop, please, submit your own proposal here[4].

I hope to see you in Ferrara.

Best regards

The GNewArchaeology team

Università degli Studi di Ferrara

[1] http://www.gnewarchaeology.it/
[2] http://www.archeo.unina.it/archeofoss/
[3] http://ferrara.linux.it/
[4] http://www.gnewarchaeology.it/?page_id=243