1st Workshop On Computing Techniques For Spatio-Temporal Data in
Archaeology And Cultural Heritage

The workshop will be held at L’Aquila, Italy, on September 4, 2017 in conjunction with COSIT 2017 (13th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory).


Archaeological data, and more in general cultural heritage information, are characterized by both spatial and temporal dimensions that are often related to each other and are of particular interest for supporting the interpretation process, that allows achieving new knowledge about ancient times.

For this reason, several research works proposed attempts to develop new information management techniques. Cultural heritage and archaeology still require a tailored support to:

  • spatio-temporal data collection and their effective representation for enhancing interoperability
  • the processing of raw data in order to identify artifacts and define their allocation in space and time
  • the reconstruction of ancient structures (buildings, walls, castle, etc.) or their temporal evolution
  • the integrated access and querying of the collected data in different formats.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researches of the fields of knowledge representation and knowledge discovery to share their research results and find more effective solutions for user needs in archaeology and cultural heritage applications.


Knowledge representation

  • Modelling of spatio-temporal data in archaeology and cultural heritage
  • Techniques for supporting interoperability of spatio-temporal data
  • 3D digital artifact capture, representation and manipulation
  • Workflow design for supporting the archaeological interpretation process

Knowledge discovery

  • Analytic tools to assist scholars’ research on archaeological data
  • Tools for reconstruction and processing of spatio-temporal evolution
  • Spatial temporal data mining on spatio-temporal data in archaeology
  • Machine learning techniques applied to archaeological data