Computer-aided coin archiving and processing

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December 1, 2011 – From March 26-30, 2012 the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA 2012) will be held at the University of Southampton. Of particular interest for numismatists will be a Special Session on computer-aided coin archiving and processing. Martin Kampel and Sebastian Zambanini (Vienna University of Technology/ Institute of Computer Aided Automation) organize this session and are now calling for papers.
Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts in English of up to 500 words. Optionally, research can be presented via a long paper (20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions and handover) or short paper (10 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions and handover). The abstract submission deadline will be 31st November, 2011.

The use of computer-aided processing methods bears great potential for the numismatic world and opens up new possibilities. As the goals for the future have to be achieved in an interdisciplinary manner, the purpose of this session is to bring together specialists from different fields (e.g. numismatists, visual computing researchers, database experts) to present and discuss their work and review future research activities.
Areas of interest in this session include (but are not limited to):
– Coin Acquisition (2D and 3D)
– 3D coin modeling and analysis
– Image-based coin recognition
– Coin database management
– Coin web search tools

For further details on the conference and the special session, please click here.