Welcome to CAA 2023

The University of Amsterdam and the Dutch-Flemish chapter of CAA are delighted to welcome you to Amsterdam for the 50-year anniversary edition of CAA from 3 – 6 April 2023.


We expect to open the call for sessions in June 2022, call for papers in October 2022 and registration in January 2023. See the Key Dates page for a full overview.


The conference will be hosted by the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the place where computer archaeology in the Netherlands was born. You will be welcomed there by staff and students of ACASA, the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology.

The conference will represent the whole of Dutch and Flemish digital archaeology through CAA NL/FL, and involve the participation of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the universities of Leiden, Groningen, and Saxion University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, and the universities of Ghent, Antwerp, Leuven and Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.


Amsterdam is a convenient and welcoming conference location. It is a compact city with excellent public transport. It is bike-friendly, and has a multitude of cultural attractions, an almost infinite array of bars and restaurants, and a world-famous historic centre that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Amsterdam is easy to reach from all parts of the world. The airport is only a 20 minute train ride from the city centre, and international train connections serve London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin and Frankfurt. Being a major tourist destination, Amsterdam has plenty of accommodation available, including a large number of AirBnB rentals and couchsurfing hosts.

The weather in early Spring is mostly pleasant and sunny, although there is always the risk of a colder, rainy spell, so #bringyourcoat!

Conference venue

The conference venue will be the RAI Congress Centre. It has excellent connections to all parts of town and to the airport. The venue has a high standard of services and excellent catering.

Conference programme

The conference programme will include special sessions dedicated to the History of CAA, Professional Conduct, and to current themes in Dutch and Flemish archaeology such as Conflict Archaeology and the Archaeology of Archaeology.

We also want to facilitate alternative formats to make the conference as inclusive as possible, and to make sure that informal exchange at CAA doesn’t just happen after hours in watering holes. Special attention will be paid to making the posters and general sessions as attractive as possible.

For the social events, we have good hopes of getting a 50 Years of CAA band together – if you’re interested in playing at CAA2023, drop us a line!

The organising team

  • Jitte Waagen, Patricia Lulof – University of Amsterdam
  • Philip Verhagen – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Alex Brandsen, Karsten Lambers, Tuna Kalayci – Leiden University
  • Ronald Visser – Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Deventer
  • Martijn van Leusen – University of Groningen
  • Piraye Hacıgüzeller – University of Antwerp
  • Ralf Vandam – KU Leuven, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Devi Taelman – Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Philippe De Smedt – Ghent University