For each accepted paper (oral or poster), at least one author has to register in full and be present at the conference. Posters sent by post or brought to the conference by other people will not be accepted.


► Call for Papers (pdf)




  1. Applications to Specific Archaeological Questions – Use of Marble
  2. Provenance Identification I: Marble
  3. Provenance Identification II: Other Stones
  4. Advances in Provenance Techniques, Methodologies and Databases
  5. Quarries and Geology (Quarrying Techniques, Organization, Transport of Stones, New Quarries, Stone Carving and Dressing, Hazards to and Preservation of Quarries)
  6. Stone Properties, Weathering Effects and Restoration, as related to diagnosis problems, matching of stone fragments and authenticity
  7. Pigments and Paintings on Marble
  8. Special Theme Session:  
    »Production and trade of marble and other stones in the Alpine and Danube provinces – regional resources and Mediterranean imports«
  9. Poster Session I:
    Applications to Specific Archaeological Questions, Provenance Identification I and II, Advances in Provenance Techniques, Methodologies and Databases
  10. Poster Session II:
    Quarries and Geology, Stone Properties, Weathering Effects and Restoration, Pigments and Paintings on Marble, Special Theme Session


Conference Language



  • Submission of paper abstracts: December 15, 2020
  • Author notification: March 15, 2021
  • Submission of presentations: September 19, 2021
  • Full papers: March 31, 2022

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts can only be submitted online. Please follow this link for online submission:
You are asked to create a new account first, then you will be guided through the five-steps submission process.
► how to submit a paper in five steps (pdf)

The text should be between 200–400 words (in English). It should include: abstract title, full name/s of the author/s, their institutions and e-mail addresses, as well as three keywords. The content should aim at presenting the subject matter, the objectives, the results and the conclusions of the research. Submission deadline is December 15, 2020.

The abstracts will be assessed by a team of reviewers composed by experts in the relative subjects according to quality and originality for acceptance. Following that and based on criteria such as state of completion of the work, innovation, wider interest etc. they will be selected for oral or poster presentation. All Author(s) will be notified about the acceptance or rejection of their papers until be March 15, 2021.


Oral Presentation

The oral presentations cannot exceed 15 minutes and will be followed by 5 minutes of discussion.

The participants are kindly requested to use ppt, pptx or pdf as formats. Your presentation can only be submitted online. Please follow this link for online submission:

Login to your account and upload your presentation. The upload will be possible until September 19, 2021.



There will be two special poster sessions during the conference of 2 hours each. In addition, the posters of each session will be on display during the complete conference so that they can be also visited during coffee and lunch breaks. The poster size will be A1 (width 594 x height 841 mm).


Norman Herz Student Poster Prizes

ASMOSIA is pleased to offer the Norman Herz Student Poster Prizes, named after the late first ASMOSIA president. It will be awarded to the best two student posters and will consist of € 300 for the winner and € 200 for the second best.

Students who want to participate in the competition should declare this during abstract submission. The student posters will be evaluated by a group of experts appointed by the Executive Committee.

Book of abstracts

A book of abstracts will be distributed to all participants of the conference. Please note that by submitting a paper you agree to transfer publication rights to the congress organizer of the 13th International Conference of the Association for the Study of Marbles and Other Stones in Antiquity (ASMOSIA) to reproduce and distribute your paper, full or in part, in accordance with the applicable copyrights, worldwide, in all languages and all formats (printed or electronic), without time limit and without license fees, in particular in the abstract book.


Conference Proceedings

The Organizing Committee will take care of the publicationof the conference proceedings which will include posters as well the papers presented during the conference. The terms regarding the release of the conference proceedings will be separetely arranged between the author(s) and the publishing company.