[Humanist] 23.224 events: geospatial computing

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Sun Aug 9 08:14:45 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 224.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2009 16:23:24 +0100
        From: Stuart Dunn <stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: CfP: Geospatial computing workshop at 5th IEEE InternationalConference on e-Science

With apologies for cross-postings

Workshop at 5th IEEE International Conference on e-Science
Oxford, UK, 9-11 December 2009

Geospatial computing for the arts, humanities and cultural heritage

References to time and location pervade the human record, both past and 
present: an oft-quoted statistic is that some 80% of all online 
information is in some way georeferenced. It is unsurprising therefore 
that as researchers in the arts, humanities and cultural heritage become 
more fully engaged with e-infrastructures, their disciplines’ engagement 
with, and use of, spatial and temporal data gives rise to new and 
interesting research questions in this area.

How, for example, can heterogeneous academic data resources which fall 
into the 80% of georeferenced information – including, for example, 
historical texts, archaeological databases or museum collections - be 
linked and cross-queried without dictating the research process or 
methods used? How can geo-temporal data be visualized, both 
geographically and non-geographically? What is the role of ‘virtual 
globes’ such as Google Earth as platforms for the expression of such 
data? What can digital tools and methods in geospatial computing 
contribute to the use and understanding of space and time in the 
practice-led arts, creative industries and galleries (e.g. for 
documenting performances or visitor pathways)? How can issues of scale 
that are common to both time and space be usefully explored in the arts, 
humanities and cultural heritage sectors?

This workshop seeks contributions from which might further these, and 
similar, questions. Contributors might (not exhaustively) include:

* Academics in the arts, humanities or cultural heritage who are making 
use of spatial and/or temporal data in their research
* Researchers with relevant interests in HCI or related disciplines
* Researchers, curators, practitioners etc. from outside the academic 
sector (e.g. museums and galleries)
* Developers or information scientists working on geospatial or temporal 
tools or applications

Short contributions (up to four pages, including images, references and 
notes), in IEEE format (see 
http://www.oerc.ox.ac.uk/ieee/call-for-papers/formatting-guidelines) are 

Deadlines are:

September 25th: Submission of first drafts

October 2nd: Notification of acceptance and reviewers' comments

October 14th: Final submission of camera-ready papers

Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair system: 

Stuart Dunn (King's College London)
Fredrik Palm (University of Umeå)

Workshop co-chairs



Dr Stuart Dunn
Research Fellow
Centre for e-Research
King's College London


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