2012 Awards


juan antonio

UAB.Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Barcelona. Spain
Associate Professor at the Department of Prehistory at the University Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain), teaching and doing research on statistical issues in archeology for 20 years. He is also founder and director of the Laboratory of Quantitative Archaeology and Computer Applications, and co-founder of the newly created Laboratory for the Computer Simulation of Social and Historical Dynamics, also at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). He has been named President of the Spanish Association of Computer Applications in Archaeology, and represents Spain in the International Association on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology International Society, and Commission IV Data Management and Mathematics of the Union International for Prehistoric and Protohistoric sciences,
Prof. Barceló has participated in numerous international committees for the evaluation of advanced research. As an internationally recognized researcher, he has specialized in the development of archaeological techniques and the theory of the discipline. He has developed methodological applications, especially in topics such as Spatial Analysis, Statistical Multidimensional Analysis, Computer Assisted Visualization and Artificial Intelligence, subjects on which he has published extensively. As an archaeologist, he has participated in excavations in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Syria, Nicaragua and Argentina. In 2012, the Spanish Society of Virtual Archaeology granted him the International Tartessos Virtual Archaeology Prize in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of this sub-discipline, especially when it refers to the development of its theoretical foundations.

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International Scientific Committee for Documentation of Cultural Heritage. Canada
Mario E. Santana-Quintero is both professor at the University College St.Lieven and assistant professor at the R. Lemaire Centre for Conservation (University of Leuven). As well as, lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and guest professor at the University of Aachen. Along with his academia work, he is currently the President of the ICOMOS Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation (CIPA) and executive officer of the Virtual Systems and Multimedia Society. Since 1997, he has participated as cultural Heritage documentation consultant for UNESCO, World Monuments Fund, Getty Conservation Institute, UNDP, ICCROM, Euromed Heritage, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, Welfare Association, and the Petra National Trust. The projects have been carried out in Afghanistan, Belgium, China, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, India, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Sudan, the Sultanate of Oman, Syria, United Arab Emirates, USA and Yemen