Call for Papers

The CAA2021 call for papers is now open. You are invited to submit an abstract for a paper or poster on any aspect of computer applications or quantitative methods in archaeology. Abstracts for papers should be submitted to a specific session. A list of accepted sessions can be found at: https://2021.caaconference.org/sessions/. Each session will follow one of the following formats:

1. Standard – with a series of formal papers (normally 10 – 20 minutes in length + time for questions) addressing a theme presented in advance by the organisers;

2. Round Table – with a pre-conference position paper published by the organisers, followed by an invitation for researchers to submit a response in advance or to participate in open-forum discussion at the session;

3. Other – with the format decided by the organisers, exploring innovative and creative ways for participants to engage with the session.

Please check the format of a session carefully before submitting an abstract as each format has different requirements (see guidance below). Choose the session which best matches the topic of your paper. If none of the sessions are appropriate for your paper, you should contact the local organiser at caa2021@caaconference.org. Abstracts for posters do not need to be submitted to a specific session.

To submit your abstract please go to https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/CAA2021. Please review and follow the guidelines for authors, which can be found at https://2021.caaconference.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2021/01/CAA-2021_Author-submission-Guidelines.pdf

Papers and posters from Students and Early Career Researchers are actively encouraged. The Nick Ryan Bursary (https://caa-international.org/bursaries/nick-ryan-bursary/) will be awarded to the best student paper at CAA2021. A shortlist of 8 papers will be selected for the Nick Ryan Bursary by the CAA International Scientific Committee. Shortlisted papers will be presented in a dedicated Nick Ryan session. Students who wish to be nominated for the Nick Ryan Bursary should submit their abstract to a standard/other format session and check the corresponding tick box when they submit their abstract.

If your paper was accepted for the CAA2020 Conference in Oxford, you must resubmit your abstract for CAA2021. Please indicate (by response to the relevant question on the submission form) that your paper is a resubmission from CAA2020. Your paper will not undergo a full peer review again, but will be reviewed by the relevant session chair and a member of the scientific committee.

Abstracts should be broad enough to reach all interested researchers, regardless of affiliation or background. The official language of the conference is English. All abstracts should be submitted in English. You will be required to endorse the CAA ethics statement as part of your submission (https://caa-international.org/about/ethics-policy/).

Submissions for standard/other format sessions are limited to one paper per first named author. Round tables and lightning talks or similar presentations are excluded from this limit.

The CAA2021 call for papers will stay open until 1st March 2021. Any technical queries related to the CAA2021 submission system, questions about conference organization, or other logistical queries should be directed to caa2021@caaconference.org. Any queries related to the scientific or review process should be sent to the scientific committee at: scientificcommittee@caa-international.org.

Standard Sessions

Extended abstracts (1,000 words maximum, plus 3 citations) will be required for papers submitted to standard sessions. The content of your abstract should be appropriate for the nature of the paper you intend to present.

For scientific papers, your abstract could include:

· Introduction – an overview of the background to your research and the research questions that will be addressed by your paper;

· Methods and materials – a summary of the sources of data used and the methods employed in your research;

· Results – a description of the results of your research;

· Discussion – a discussion of the wider implications of your research;

· References – up to 3 citations (cited using the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition Author Date format, see below).

For discursive or theoretical papers, your abstract could include:

· Context – an overview of the current state of the art and the problems that will be addressed by your paper;

· Main argument – a summary of the key points in your argument;

· Applications or implications – a discussion of the wider implications of your paper for computer applications and quantitative methods in archaeology;

· References – up to 3 citations (cited using the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition Author Date format, see below).

Abstracts should contain sufficient information to allow the CAA Scientific Committee to evaluate the scientific content of your paper. You may include a single figure (see below) that shows the key results or main argument of your paper.

Citations

Citations should use the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition Author Date style. It is recommended that you use a citation manager. Style files can be either installed directly from within your citation manager or downloaded from: · Endnote (https://www.endnote.com/style_download/chicago-manual-of-style-17th-edition-author-date/); · Mendeley (https://github.com/citation-style-language/styles/blob/master/chicago-author-date.csl); · Zotero (https://www.zotero.org/styles/chicago-author-date);

If you do not use a citation manager, please make sure you carefully follow the examples for the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition Author Date style from the Citation Quick Guide (https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-2.html).

Figures

A single figure (optional) that shows the key results or main argument of your paper can be submitted with your abstract. Figures should be submitted in a format that can be displayed in a standard web browser and should have a minimum resolution of 300 DPI.

Round Tables

Round table organisers will be expected to nominate participants by the deadline for the Call for Papers. Participants who are nominated by the round table organisers will not need to submit abstracts as part of the Call for Papers. If you would like to participate in a round table, please email the local organiser at caa2021@caaconference.org who will forward your email to the organiser of the roundtable. Round tables are excluded from the limit of one paper per first named author, i.e. a participant can both participate in a roundtable and submit an abstract for a paper in a standard session or other session.

Other

Extended abstracts (1,000 words maximum, plus 3 citations) will be required for papers submitted to other sessions. The content of your abstract should be appropriate for both the format of the other session and the nature of the paper you intend to present.

For scientific papers, your abstract could include:

· Introduction – an overview of the background to your research and the research questions that will be addressed by your paper;

· Methods and materials – a summary of the sources of data used and the methods employed in your research;

· Results – a description of the results of your research;

· Discussion – a discussion of the wider implications of your research;

· References – up to 3 citations (cited using the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition Author Date format, see below).

For discursive or theoretical papers, your abstract could include:

· Context – an overview of the current state of the art and the problems that will be addressed by your paper;

· Main argument – a summary of the key points in your argument;

· Applications or implications – a discussion of the wider implications of your paper for computer applications and quantitative methods in archaeology;

· References – up to 3 citations (cited using the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition Author Date format, see below).

Abstracts should contain sufficient information to allow the CAA Scientific Committee to evaluate the scientific content of your paper. You may include a single figure (see below) that shows the key results or main argument of your paper.

Lightning talks or similar contributions are excluded from the limit of one paper per first named author, i.e. a participant can submit an abstract for both a lightning talk and a 20-minute paper. Participants in other session formats will still have the opportunity to submit a paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

Citations

Citations should use the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition Author Date style. It is recommended that you use a citation manager. Style files can be either installed directly from within your citation manager or downloaded from: · Endnote (https://www.endnote.com/style_download/chicago-manual-of-style-17th-edition-author-date/); · Mendeley (https://github.com/citation-style-language/styles/blob/master/chicago-author-date.csl); · Zotero (https://www.zotero.org/styles/chicago-author-date);

If you do not use a citation manager, please make sure you carefully follow the examples for the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition Author Date style from the Citation Quick Guide (https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-2.html).

Figures

A single figure (optional) that shows the key results or main argument of your paper can be submitted with your abstract. Figures should be submitted in a format that can be displayed in a standard web browser and should have a minimum resolution of 300 DPI.

Posters

Abstracts (200-500 words, plus 3 citations) will be required for posters. Your abstract should include:

· Background – a summary of the topic or research question addressed by the poster;

· Subject – a description of the methods used and key results (scientific posters), or main argument (discursive or theoretical posters);

· Discussion – a discussion of the wider implications of your research for computer applications and quantitative methods in archaeology;

· References – up to 3 citations (cited using the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition Author Date format, see below).

Your abstract should contain sufficient information to allow the CAA Scientific Committee to evaluate the scientific content of your poster. You may include a single figure (see below) that shows the key results or main argument of your paper.

Citations

Citations should use the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition Author Date style. It is recommended that you use a citation manager. Style files can be either installed directly from within your citation manager or downloaded from: · Endnote (https://www.endnote.com/style_download/chicago-manual-of-style-17th-edition-author-date/); · Mendeley (https://github.com/citation-style-language/styles/blob/master/chicago-author-date.csl); · Zotero (https://www.zotero.org/styles/chicago-author-date);

If you do not use a citation manager, please make sure you carefully follow the examples for the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition Author Date style from the Citation Quick Guide (https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-2.html).

Figures

A single figure (optional) that shows the key results or main argument of your paper can be submitted with your abstract. Figures should be submitted in a format that can be displayed in a standard web browser and should have a minimum resolution of 300 DPI.

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