[Humanist] 23.256 events: ontology; iSchools; perception

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Aug 29 09:20:21 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 256.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Maeve Reilly <mjreilly at illinois.edu>                      (78)
        Subject: Call for Participation, iSchools Conference, Feb. 3-6, 2010

  [2]   From:    "Kerry.Taylor at csiro.au" <Kerry.Taylor at csiro.au>           (34)
        Subject: CFP #2: Australasian Ontology Workshop (AOW 2009)

  [3]   From:    Claudia Knauber <claudia.knauber at RUHR-UNI-BOCHUM.DE>      (31)
        Subject: cfp: Interdisciplinary Workshop on perception

        Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 10:13:29 -0500
        From: Maeve Reilly <mjreilly at illinois.edu>
        Subject: Call for Participation, iSchools Conference, Feb. 3-6, 2010

Please forward widely.

The Fifth Annual iConference, Feb. 3-6, 2010 at the University of 
Illinois, brings together scholars, professionals and students who come 
from diverse backgrounds and share interests in working at the nexus of 
people, information and technology. The 2010 iConference theme addresses 
iMPACTS. As the Obama administration brings new potential for our field 
to affect change, particularly through investments in education, 
broadband and scientific research, it also is providing a moment for 
critical reflection on the impacts of the iSchool movement (research, 
teaching, profession, industry and service) within and outside our 
community. In this theme, we thus consider such questions as: What are 
the broad impacts (actual and potential) of the iSchool movement? How 
can impact be defined, identified, measured and communicated to key 

This Call for Participation solicits contributions that reflect on the 
core activities of the iSchool community, including research, design, 
methods and epistemologies, educational practices and engagement between 
the iSchools and wider constituencies both in the United States and 
abroad. Contributions are also solicited that reflect more broadly on 
complex interrelationships among people, information and technology in 
the iSociety, particularly those focusing on public and private sector 
settings. With invited speakers, paper and poster sessions, roundtables, 
wildcard sessions, workshops and ample opportunities for conversations 
and connections, the iConference celebrates and engages our 
multidisciplinary and diverse research communities drawing on the 
interest and expertise of people across disciplinary and organizational 
boundaries. Sessions will feature completed and early cutting-edge work. 
The iConference will also include a doctoral student workshop and a 
mentoring session for untenured faculty and post-doctoral researchers.

In addition to the conference theme, areas of interest include (but are 
not limited to):

* IT infrastructure development and sustainability in the home, 
organizations, communities, society;
* Diversity in the iSociety: inclusion of underrepresented groups—women, 
youth, the aging, people with disabilities, indigenous communities, 
racial and ethnic minorities, etc.;
* Information behavior: theoretical, empirical and methodological 
advances in everyday life settings, eScience and eResearch, information 
literacy, etc.;
* Information management: life cycle, personal information management, 
digital asset management, technologies of remembering and forgetting;
* Digital libraries: preserving digital information, information 
quality, security and privacy;
* Information organization: metadata, ontologies, the Semantic Web, 
social tagging; and/or
* eGovernment: information policy, economics, ethics, law, technologies 
of privacy and trust;
* Critical reflection on the impacts of the iSchool movement (research, 
teaching, profession, industry and service) within and outside of our 

Research Track

The Associate Deans for Research of the iSchools are coordinating a 
special research track on "measuring research impact." The difficulty 
associated with measuring the impact of research efforts is not limited 
to information science. The key is to distinguish indicators/measures of 
outcomes and impacts from indicators/measures of inputs or resources 
expended. Papers submitted in this track could discuss:

* Conceptual and theoretical to empirical and data driven research impacts;
* Overview of the micro level (impact of individual researchers and 
contributions) to the meso (impact of individual communities or schools) 
to the macro (the impact of the iCaucus or the whole of information 
science research); and/or
* The philosophy of measurement to the practical issues of conveying the 
significance of information science research to non-scientists.

Example topics include:

* Measuring and comparing the methods and effectiveness of cross-, 
inter-, or trans-disciplinary research with research within a particular 
* Bibliometric measures of impact;
* Indicators of scholarly impact; and
* Indicators of professional, social and policy impacts.

Submission information and more at ischools.org.

Maeve Reilly
iSchools communications coordinator
mjreilly at illinois.edu
(217) 244-7316

        Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 04:02:12 +0100
        From: "Kerry.Taylor at csiro.au" <Kerry.Taylor at csiro.au>
        Subject: CFP #2: Australasian Ontology Workshop (AOW 2009)
        In-Reply-To: <B484B32EAEABE14AA5409575229CECF3A6625AA20A at EXNSW-MBX05.nexus.csiro.au>

               5th Australasian Ontology Workshop (AOW 2009)
                                1 December 2009
                         Held in Conjunction with the
 22nd Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI'09)
            University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

AOW 2009 is the fifth in a series of workshops on ontologies held
in the Australasian region.

The primary aim of the workshop is to bring together active researchers in
the broad area of ontologies. Topics of interest include, but are not
limited  to:

- Ontology models and theories
- Ontologies and the Semantic Web
- Interoperability in ontologies
- Ontologies and Multi-agent systems
- Description logics for ontologies
- Reasoning with ontologies
- Ontology harvesting on the web
- Ontology of agents and actions
- Ontology visualisation
- Ontology engineering and management
- Ontology-based information extraction  and retrieval
- Ontology merging, alignment and integration
- Web ontology languages
- Formal concept analysis and ontologies
- Ontologies for e-research
- Linking open data
- Significant ontology applications

The proceedings of the four previous workshops were published as
volumes in the Conferences in Research and Practice in
Information Technology (CRPIT) series (http://crpit.com/), and this
will again be the case for AOW 2009. As with the previous
workshops, we are investigating the possibility of extended versions
of  selected papers appearing in a special issue of a suitable journal.


        Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:35:45 +0100
        From: Claudia Knauber <claudia.knauber at RUHR-UNI-BOCHUM.DE>
        Subject: cfp: Interdisciplinary Workshop on perception
        In-Reply-To: <B484B32EAEABE14AA5409575229CECF3A6625AA20A at EXNSW-MBX05.nexus.csiro.au>

Interdisciplinary Workshop
 “Knowledge and Performance in the Perception of Objects and Living Beings”
 Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld
October 29-31, 2009
at Bielefeld University

The philosophical conceptions of perception and cognition have undergone a critical transformation in recent debates. Perception is no longer thought to be a pure “input mechanism” enabling the mind to make rational judgments on the nature of things. Rather, its integral relation to action and higher cognition has become the focus of investigation, keeping pace with new developments in cognition research.  The conference aims to clarify the mutual relations between perceptual experience, prior knowledge, and action capacities.
Talks will be given by experts from the fields of philosophy of mind, cognitive science, psychology, and computer science.
Invited speakers:
Prof. Dr. Dana Ballard (University of Texas)
Prof. Dr. Moshe Bar (Harvard Medical School)
Prof. Dr. Gary Bente (Universität zu Köln)
Prof. Dr. Axel Cleeremans (Universität Brüssel)
Prof. Dr. Andreas K. Engel  (Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf)
Prof. Dr. Manfred Fahle (Universität Bremen/London)
Dr. Frank Hofmann  (Universität Tübingen)
Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Pachérie (Institut Jean-Nicod)
Prof. Dr. Stephen Palmer (University of California)
Ulrike Pompe, M.A. (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Prof. Susanna Siegel, Ph.D. (Harvard University)
Prof. Dr. Dr. Kai Vogeley (Universitätsklinikum Köln)
Prof. Dr. Oliver T. Wolf  (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

We welcome POSTER submissions.  Posters will be displayed throughout the conference as well as at a designated poster session. Please send an extended abstract (600 words max.) or finished Poster (PDF) via email to Ulrike.Pompe at rub.de<mailto:Ulrike.Pompe at rub.de>. If you are going to present an empirical study please send in addition to the abstract two to three power point slides displaying the central results of the study. Deadline for submission is September 25 2009. Acceptance will be announced by October 1 2009. Selected contributors can ask for support (accommodation) by the ZiF.
If you are interested in participating, please register until September, 15 2009 via email to:
Marina.Hoffmann at uni-bielefeld.de<mailto:Marina.Hoffmann at uni-bielefeld.de>

The organizers,
Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Prof. Dr. Gary Bente
Prof. Dr. Dr. Kai Vogeley
Ulrike Pompe, M.A.


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