The Constitution of Computer Applications in Archaeology – Swedish Chapter

1.1. The full title of the organisation is “Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology – Sweden”. This may be abbreviated to “CAA-SE” or “CAA Sweden”.

2. The aims of the organisation are:
a) to bring together archaeologists, mathematicians and computer scientists;
b) to encourage communication between these disciplines;
c) to give a survey of present work in the field;
d) to stimulate discussion and future progress.

3. Membership of CAA-SE shall be open to anyone without payment. Membership of CAA-SE does not include membership of the international CAA ( Members who want to attend the annual conference of the international CAA have to become members of that organisation according to the constitution published at (article 3). Members are entitled to the following:
a) keeping their name and address on the mailing list of CAA-SE,
b) receiving a copy of all mailings,
c) voting at the general meetings.

i) CAA-SE shall be administered by a Steering Committee.
ii) The Steering Committee shall consist of four officers, namely the Chair, the Secretary, one at-large member and one student representative.
iii) One member of the Steering Committee of CAA-SE will be designated, by the Steering Committee, as the representative of the national chapter to CAA international (ex-officio member of the steering committee of the international CAA;[article 4.iv])

5. The task of the Steering Committee is twofold:
a) To ensure, to the best of their ability, that an annual national conference does take place. This conference can be part of an existing conference or the annual international CAA conference.
b) To arrange the publication of selected papers given at these conferences.

i) Notice of a General Meeting, together with the formal proposals for discussion and, in particular, any changes to the Constitution, must be posted at the CAA-SE webpage at least 21 days before the date of the meeting.
ii) Normally the Biennial General Meeting (BGM) shall be held at the annual conference. Attendance at the BGM shall be open to all CAA-SE members, whether or not they are attending the conference.
iii) The election of the members of the Steering Committee shall take place at the BGM, normally by show of hands. All nominations must be submitted to the present Steering Committee at least 10 days beforehand and the willingness of the candidate to stand must be demonstrated.
iv) If it is not possible to hold the BGM during the annual conference, then the Steering Committee shall call a BGM as quickly as is compatible with the required period of notice to members.
v) Any changes to this constitution must be approved by a 75% majority of votes at a BGM. Such changes shall not take effect until they have been announced at the BGM.

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