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Modelling, Interpretation and Alternate Representations:
Visualization technology, Heritage Buildings & Coastal Threats

Event 2

Heritage Modelling and Visualization
(Coastal sites & Multivocality)
Bangor University,
May 7-8 2009

Technium CAST, Bangor, Parc Menai (Day 1 and 2)

Two day event at Bangor University, held at CAST. To discuss the application of modelling and visualization to coastal sites. Discussion of coastal projects elsewhere. Discussion of potential applications of modelling and visualization. Development of fresh research questions.


  1. Programme
  2. Travel Directions
  3. Registration


A. DRAFT Programme

Day 1. Visualization & Alternatives

Venue: Technium CAST, Bangor, Parc Menai, Bangor, Wales LL57 4HJ  in the Visualization Suite

10.30am coffee

11.          Introduction and Welcome (Jonathan Roberts, Ray Karl, Bangor University)

11.15      Presentation 1: Multiple Views in Visualization (Jonathan Roberts, Bangor University)

12.00      Presentation 2: Real Virtuality Archaeology: Being Present in the Past -  (Alan Chalmers, Warwick Management Group, Warwick University)

12.45          lunch

2pm        Presentation 3: Heritage Visualization (Vince Gaffney TBC)

2.40        Presentation 4. Multivocality & alternate representations in archaeology (Ray Karl, Bangor University)

3.20        tea/coffee

3.40pm    Discussion 1

What computational environment is suitable for alternate scenario visualization? What functionality is required to visualize and interact with alternates? What interaction capability is required (e.g. to allow comparison or query visualizations and details).

5.10pm  close

free time, check-in to hotel

6pm       a working drink, at The Management Centre

7pm       dinner, at The Management Centre, Bangor University


Day 2. Coastal and Multivocality

Venue: Technium CAST, Bangor, Parc Menai, Bangor, Wales LL57 4HJ  in the Visualization Suite

9.00 am coach leaves from Management Centre Car park for CAST.

9.30am  Presentation 5: Dinas Dinlle models, towards a rich media    Presentation 6: Seascapes and coastal archaeology - Gary Robinson (Bangor University)

10.40    coffee

11.    Presentation 7: Coastal & Maritime Visualization tools (including 3d visualization of sites) Gareth Beale, Leif Isaksen (Southampton University)

11.45 Coffee

12.00 Michael Roberts (Bangor University) the nature of Holocene sea-level and coastal change”

12.45 Lunch

2pm      Discussion and Breakout Part 2.

An installation? What equipment is optimum – the use of tactile interfaces, or handheld devices such as using haptic devices, e.g. Omni, Novint Falcon or games controllers such as the Wii?

3pm     Plenary & bring together

3.30pm  close

B. Travel

See attached map for more details.

Travelling to Bangor by car

In most cases, the fastest route to Bangor is the A55 expressway along the North Wales coast. If you are travelling from the South/West of England from the M6, follow the M54 signs towards Shrewsbury, Wrexham and Chester to the A55 to Bangor. If you are travelling from the North, you need to take the M56 and then the A55 to Bangor.

From West Wales, you should follow the A487 to Aberystwyth, and then via Dolgellau, Porthmadog and Caernarfon to Bangor. From South Wales the best route is via Hereford, Leominster and Shrewsbury, then follow Wrexham and Chester signs to the A55 to Bangor.

On leaving the A55 (Jct. 11) at the first turn-off signposted Bangor, follow the signs for the University.
This will bring you into the city along Beach Road and Garth Road as shown on the enclosed map. The main University buildings are situated on College Road.
At the A487/A4087 roundabout, instead of taking the A4087 towards Bangor, please take the exit signposted ‘Conwy / Holyhead'.

At the next three roundabouts follow the signs for Bangor. The main University buildings are situated on College Road. Please see map.
From the train station
Exit the station and turn left to go up the hill. Continue across a mini roundabout and past Morrisons (on the right). When you get to the second pedestrian crossing, cross over where there is a café and a pub called the Belle Vue. Go down the street named College Road, keep going until you get to the Main University building on your right.

Technium CAST, Bangor

A coach will take guests from Bangor to Technium CAST, and also onto the site visit. However if you wish to make your own way there (on day 2) then here are some details:

Please see attached map for directions.

Technium CAST Ffordd Penlan, Parc Menai Business Park, Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 4HJ
Tel: 01248 675 000
Fax: 01248 675 012

By Rail. From Bangor Station. Take a taxi from outside the station to our office. Journey time approx. 10 minutes.

By Car. Leave the A55 at junction 9 (signposted Bangor, Caernarfon, Gwynedd Hospital A&E). Then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Ffordd Y Parc. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit continuing onto Ffordd Y Parc. Then take the 3rd left onto Ffordd Penlan and the Technium CAST building is approximately 400metres on the left.


C. Registration

Please use the booking form.

Please send the filled in form back to Stephanie Dolben no later than the 5th May 2009 either by email or by post to WISCA, Bangor University, Mezzanine Floor, Main Arts Building, College Road, Bangor, LL57 2DG

The fee to attend this event is £45. This covers all refreshments, lunches including the evening meal on the 7th May.

Please refer to the booking form for information on local accommodation in Bangor which you will need to book yourself if required.