[Humanist] 22.619 events: linguistics; publishing; web-research; library conferences

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Sun Mar 15 08:07:27 CET 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 619.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Ingbert Floyd <ifloyd2 at gmail.com>                         (68)
        Subject: CFP: Research 2.0: Web 2.0 and Virtual Worlds as Research
                Environments, HICSS 2010

  [2]   From:    Marian Dworaczek <marian.dworaczek at USASK.CA>               (4)
        Subject: Library Related Conferences - updated to March 13, 2009

  [3]   From:    Shawn Day <s.day at RIA.IE>                                  (40)
        Subject: DHO Seminar: The Idea of an Irish Digital Scholarly Imprint

  [4]   From:    "[IMCSIT] News Service" <noreply at imcsit.org>              (36)
        Subject: [CFP] Computational Linguistics - Applications, Poland,
                October 2009

        Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 04:45:32 -0500
        From: Ingbert Floyd <ifloyd2 at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: Research 2.0: Web 2.0 and Virtual Worlds as Research Environments, HICSS 2010
        In-Reply-To: <58b9f8580903130243v4372feees4fa9cc66064c42c6 at mail.gmail.com>

We invite you to submit papers for a new "minitrack" event at the 43rd HICSS
conference in Hawaii, January 2010. We look forward to seeing your

Please forward to your colleagues and friends.

Lisa Given & Dinesh Rathi (co-chairs)

*Call for Papers*
*Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
(HICSS) http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/HICSS_43/apahome43.htm
Research 2.0: Web 2.0 and Virtual Worlds as Research Environments
* *
* * Please visit the minitrack website for more details: *
 *Part of the Track:** Internet and Digital Economy*

*Paper Submission Deadline:June 15, 2009*

The Web 2.0 environment offers many new opportunities for researchers
undertaking both qualitative and quantitative research (e.g., increased
potential for collecting data from online communities and social networks
around the globe). However, these technologies can also be used by
researchers to enhance the research process (e.g., facilitating research
collaboration between project team members to develop tools and technologies
to analyze data and write papers). Understanding the privacy and legal
implications in both contexts – i.e., the implementation of the study, as
well as the research process – is an area that warrants further exploration
in a minitrack environment.

*This minitrack invites papers on topics including (but not limited to):*

   - Changing landscape for qualitative and quantitative research due to
   emergence of Web 2.0 and virtual worlds;
   - Development of online research communities;
   - Online collaborative techniques in Web 2.0 environments for advancing
   research methodologies;
   - Use of Web 2.0 tools and technologies in data collection and analyses;
   - Use of Web 2.0 platforms and virtual worlds (e.g., Second Life) such as
   avatars, online communities, for conducting qualitative and quantitative
   - Effectiveness of Web 2.0 for increasing participating rates in research
   (e.g., questionnaire response rates; online focus groups);
   - Using user-generated content as a data source in research;
   - Ethical and legal issues (e.g., privacy; copyright) in conducting
   qualitative and quantitative research in virtual environments;
   - Use of social computing in building research communities;
   - Role of social computing in the advancement of data collection
   - New data collection approaches in Web 2.0 environments.

*Minitrack Co-Chairs:*
*Lisa M. Given  http://www.ualberta.ca/%7Elgiven/ *
(Primary Contact)
School of Library and Information Studies
International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM)
University of Alberta
Email: lisa.given at ualberta.ca

*Dinesh Rathi  http://www.drathi.com/ *
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Alberta
Email: drathi at ualberta.ca

Ingbert Floyd
PhD Student
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
http://ingbert.org/     ||     skype/twitter/etc.: spacesoon

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"Dream in a pragmatic way."
-Aldous Huxley

        Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 14:30:33 +0000
        From: Marian Dworaczek <marian.dworaczek at USASK.CA>
        Subject: Library Related Conferences - updated to March 13, 2009
        In-Reply-To: <58b9f8580903130243v4372feees4fa9cc66064c42c6 at mail.gmail.com>

Available at:

Please note different URL

Marian Dworaczek
University of Saskatchewan Library

        Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 09:50:27 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <s.day at RIA.IE>
        Subject: DHO Seminar: The Idea of an Irish Digital Scholarly Imprint
        In-Reply-To: <58b9f8580903130243v4372feees4fa9cc66064c42c6 at mail.gmail.com>

Announcing a DHO Seminar:
The Idea of an Irish Digital Scholarly Imprint
10:00 - 16:00 -  31 March 2009 at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin

Registration for the Idea of an Irish Digital Scholarly Imprint  
Seminar is now open at:

This one-day seminar will bring together participants from the  
academic, publishing, and library communities to explore synergies,  
economies of scale, and opportunities in the development of an Irish  
Digital Scholarly Imprint.

The rise in subscription rates of many journals particularly in the  
fields of sciences, technology, and medicine since the mid-90s, has  
made institutions aware of the hidden costs of scholarly publishing in  
which public monies pays for much of the scholarly communication  
lifecycle. Although digital publication is often cited as a low-cost  
alternative, the long-term costs of digital publication are not yet  
well understood and as yet we have no real model for preserving and  
sustaining digital scholarship.

Yet digital publication offers clear advantages over print publication  
in many areas: it can make works more widely available; it can, for  
example, offer a low-cost alternative to republishing out of print  
titles; and can provide scholarly societies with a venue to make  
available conference proceedings.

In order for digital publication to flourish, new models, economic,  
social, and scholarly, need to be developed. This seminar is the first  
in a series of dialogues encourage this process.

Speakers include:

The View From the Library (or /In the Middle of Nowhere/)
John Fitzgerald (University College Cork)
The Opportunity for an Irish Digital Imprint Ruth Hegarty (Royal Irish  

Collaboration, Publicity, Maintenance

John Lavagnino (Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway)
Options for Online Publishing

Brad Scott (Digital Publishing Consultant, Brambletye Publishing)

Attendance at this seminar is free, although places are limited and  
registration is recommended. For more information or to register,  
please visit http://www.dho.ie/irishimprint.

Please direct any questions regarding this event to either Susan  
Schreibman (s.schreibman at dho.ie) or to Shawn Day (s.day at dho.ie).

        Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 17:59:01 +0000
        From: "[IMCSIT] News Service" <noreply at imcsit.org>
        Subject: [CFP] Computational Linguistics - Applications, Poland, October 2009
        In-Reply-To: <58b9f8580903130243v4372feees4fa9cc66064c42c6 at mail.gmail.com>


Computational Linguistics - Applications Workshop (CLA'09)

event of

 International Multiconference on Computer Science
and Information Technology (IMCSIT 2009)

12-14 October 2009, Mragowo, Poland

The CLA Workshop is located within the framework of the IMCSIT conference to create a dialog between researchers and practitioners involved in Computational Linguistics and related areas of Information Technology.

IMSCIT is a multi-disciplinary conference gathering scientists form the different fields of IT & Computer Science together with representatives of industry and end-users. IMSCIT with its motto: "new ideas are born not inside peoples' heads but in the space between them", quickly became a unique place to share thoughts and ideas. This year's gathering is held in October 2009 in a beautiful town of Mragowo in the midst of Mazury Lake Country.

Workshop Goals

The Computational Linguistics - Applications Workshop was created in 2008 in response to the fast-paced progress in the area.

Traditionally, computational linguistics was limited to the scientists specialized in the processing of a natural language by computers. Scientific approaches and practical techniques come from linguistics, computer science, psychology, and mathematics. Nowadays, there is a number of practical applications available. These applications are sometimes developed by smart yet NLP-untrained developers who solve the problems using sophisticated heuristics.

Computational Linguistics needs to be applied to make the full use of the Internet. There is a definite need for software that can handle unstructured text to allow search for information on the web. According to the European Commission, Human Language Technologies are one of the key research areas for the upcoming years. The priority aim of the research in this area is to enable users to communicate with the computer in their native language.

CLA'09 Workshop is a place where the parties meet to exchange views and ideas with a benefit to all involved. The Workshop will focus on practical outcome of modeling human language use and the applications needed to improve human-machine interaction.

Paper Topics

This call is for papers that present research and developments on all aspects of Natural Language Processing used in real-life applications, such as (this list is not exhaustive):

 *    information retrieval
 *    extraction of linguistic knowledge from text corpora
 *    semantic ontologies in computer linguistics
 *    lexical resources
 *    machine translation and translation aids
 *    ambiguity resolution
 *    text classification
 *    corpus-based language modeling
 *    POS-tagging
 *    parsing issues
 *    proofing tools
 *    dialogue systems
 *    machine learning methods applied to language processing
 *    ontology and taxonomy evaluation
 *    opinion mining
 *    question answering
 *    sentiment analysis
 *    speech and audio processing
 *    text summarization
 *    use of NLP techniques in practical applications


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