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November 9, 2009: Cultural Heritage Thematic User Meeting in Amman, Jordan

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Cultural Heritage Thematic User Meeting on November 9th in Amman, Jordan

Sponsors: the European Commission (DG-INFSO) and the Cyprus Institute

Location: Hisham Hotel, Amman, Jordan.

Organizers: K. Lorentz, C. Nicolaou

The Amman, Jordan Cultural Heritage User Meeting is co-organized by the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) and the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC) both of the Cyprus Institute (CyI). The meeting is aimed at current or potential HPC users from the Cultural Heritage field within the Eastern Mediterranean scientific community and is part of the networking process conducted within both the LinkSCEEM and the STACHEM projects. The general objectives of this process are:

  1. To provide a forum where users and providers of high-performance computing (HPC) facilities in the Eastern Mediterranean can meet and exchange views and information
  2. To explore the available HPC infrastructures in the region, and the ways they currently serve their user communities
  3. To provide an opportunity for computational scientists from the region (both users and providers) to learn from the experiences of leaders of HPC centers in Western Europe and the US
  4. To lay the foundations of a user community around the planned HPC facility of the Cyprus Institute's Computation-based Research and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC)

The meeting will include presentations from representatives of CaSToRC, STARC, LinkSCEEM, STACHEM, and regional scientific institutions. Current and potential HPC users active in the Cultural Heritage field will present their work and projects, and the related computational needs. The meeting will conclude with a round-table discussion that will focus on the required computational resources and connectivity for promoting HPC usage in for the purposes of Cultural Heritage research at the Eastern Mediterranean level. For participation and/or presentation at the meeting please contact Dr. Sophia Lahlil ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and Dr. Noémi Müller ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) STACHEM Postdoctoral Fellows. For updated information on the meeting please visit

Meeting program (Details including contact information here )

Chair Dr Michel Menu, CNRS-LC2RM




Overview of the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC) and of the Science and Technology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean (STACHEM) project Prof Franco Niccolucci, Chair of STARC IGB, STACHEM Coordinator Dr Kirsi O. Lorentz, STACHEM Scientific Coordinator


Overview of the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) and of the Linking Scientific Computing in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean (LinkSCEEM) project Dr. Alan O’Cais, Scientific Coordinator at CaSToRC


Advanced geophysical and remote sensing technologies in cultural resources management Dr. Nikos Papadopoulos, Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeoenvironment, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation of Research & Technology Hellas

11.00- 11.20

The capacity building strategy of archaeological sciences infrastructures and vision for the collaboration in the Eastern Mediterranean. Dr. Numan Tuna, Middle East Technical University- Centre for Research and Assessment of the Historic Environment


Coffee Break


Geophysical methods: from the detection and mapping of concealed antiquities to the protection of Cultural Heritage Prof. Gregory Tsokas, Laboratory of Exploration Geophysics, Department of Geology, University of Thessaloniki (Aristotle Univ.)


Recording and presenting Cultural heritage in 3D Prof Christodoulos Chamzas, Cultural and Educational Technology Institute


A GIS system for Petra monuments Prof Talal Akasheh, CulTech for Archaeology and Conservation