Guidelines for Presentations

Research results will be presented in three different formats: full paper presentations, brief communications and poster presentations following a peer-review selection process by the Scientific Committee. Full papers must not be longer than 25 minutes, brief communications 10 minutes, and poster presentations will follow the schedule of poster sessions. Abstract proposals must be submitted with the assistance of the form provided. The organizers reserve the right to decide on the choice and number of papers, brief communications and posters. Successful speakers will be notified by the organizers prior to registration.

Download Abstract Proposal Form here

Abstracts must be submitted by email before 28th of February 2016 to the following address:

Subject line: Abstract


As with the previous Origins conferences, the proceedings for Origins.6 will be published by Peeters Publishers, Leuven, in the Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta (OLA) series. All those participants who have contributed a paper, brief communication or poster at the conference are invited to submit their papers for publication in the proceedings. All papers will be subject to an internal (Scientific Committee) and external (other international scholars working in the field) peer review.

Conference Venue


The conference will be hosted by the University of Vienna. The building at Währinger Strasse 29 (WS 29) houses the Faculty of Computer Science and the Department of Communication of the University of Vienna, Währinger Straße 29-31, 1090 (9th district). Lecture room is located at Hörssal 01.


Public Transport near the Venue

Tramlines 37, 38, 40, 41, 42 (stops "Sensengasse" and "Spitalgasse") run to with 2 to 4 minutes walking distance. The nearest U-Bahn is Schottentor U2 and Währinger Straße-Volksoper U6, about 11 minutes walking from the Conference Venue (slow gait). For calculating the best route from your hotel, use the official public transport website and enter "Währinger Straße 29-31, 1090 Wien" in the "address" field.

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Conference Committees

Organizing Committee

Abdel M. ALI
Friederike JUNGE
E. Christiana KÖHLER
Ann-Kathrin JESKE


Scientific Committee

Nathalie BUCHEZ, INRAP, Amiens/TRACES-UMR 5608, CRPPM CNRS, Toulouse, France
Kryzsztof M. CIALOWICZ; Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonia University, Kraków, Poland
Reneé FRIEDMAN, The British Museum, London, United Kingdom
Ulrich HARTUNG, German Archaeological Institute, Cairo, Egypt
Stan HENDRICKX, Mad-Faculty, Hasselt University / PXL, Belgium
E. Christiana KÖHLER, Institute for Egyptology, University of Vienna, Austria
Béatrix MIDANT-REYNES, Institute français d'archéologie orientale, Cairo, Egypt
Heiko RIEMER, Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Cologne, Germany
Yann TRISTANT, Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia