[Humanist] 23.416 events: spatial literacy; language

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 416.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Paolo Battino <p.battino at DHO.IE>                          (19)
        Subject: GIS in the Humanities: A questionnaire and free workshop on
                Spatial Literacy in Research and Teaching

  [2]   From:    "carlos.martin at urv.cat" <carlos.martin at urv.cat>          (175)
        Subject: LATA 2010: last call for papers

        Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 14:43:44 +0000
        From: Paolo Battino <p.battino at DHO.IE>
        Subject: GIS in the Humanities: A questionnaire and free workshop on Spatial Literacy in Research and Teaching

From James Wilson

GIS in the Humanities:

A questionnaire and free workshop on Spatial Literacy in Research and Teaching

Questionnaire: Available from http://www.hgis.org.uk/splint/
 until 30th Nov.

Workshop: Wednesday 16th December, 2009 at the University of Leicester, UK. See: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/heahistory/events/gis_workshop/gis

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and other spatial technologies such as GPS and virtual globes are becoming increasingly used within disciplines such as history, archaeology, literary studies, religious studies and classics. This free workshop, sponsored by Spatial Literacy in Teaching (SPLINT) and the Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology, will provide a basic introduction to GIS as an approach to humanities research and as a technology.

The workshop is aimed at a broad audience including post-graduate or masters students, members of academic staff, and holders of major grants and those intending to apply for them. Professionals in other relevant sectors interested in finding out about GIS applications are also welcome. We also particularly welcome participation from people who teach GIS or who teach in humanities disciplines and would like to include spatial technologies in their curriculum.

Applying: Places are limited and the deadline for registration is 3rd December 2009.

Costs: The workshop is free of charge though there will be a charge of £20 (to cover catering and materials) in the case of cancellations after 9.00pm 3rd December 2009.

Travel Support: Some funding is available to support delegates’ travel expenses.  Please contact Janet Carter, SPLINT Administrator (
jc115 at le.ac.uk<mailto:jc115 at le.ac.uk>) for further details before the registration deadline.

Further information: Contact Ian Gregory (I.Gregory at lancaster.ac.uk<mailto:I.Gregory at lancaster.ac.uk>) or Janet Carter, SPLINT Administrator (jc115 at le.ac.uk<mailto:jc115 at le.ac.uk>).

What can you offer us? We request your participation in a brief survey to help us gauge the use of spatial technologies by historians and other humanists, as well as to understand whether and how spatial concepts are making their way into teaching and research in the humanities. We estimate the survey will take no more than 15 minutes to complete and your participation will be treated in the strictest confidence. The tallied results will be used for a project report/white paper and a journal article. To help us with this please fill in our online questionnaire at: http://www.hgis.org.uk/splint. We will share the results at the workshop. The survey closes on November 30. If you have any questions, please contact Ian Gregory, Lancaster University (i.gregory at lancaster.ac.uk<mailto:i.gregory at lancaster.ac.uk>).

REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/heahistory/events/gis_workshop/gis

        Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 17:10:33 +0000
        From: "carlos.martin at urv.cat" <carlos.martin at urv.cat>
        Subject: LATA 2010: last call for papers

Last Call for Papers


Trier, Germany, May 24-28, 2010


Deadline: December 3

Please notice that the deadline is firm and will not be extended !


LATA is a yearly conference in theoretical computer science and its applications. As linked to the International PhD School in Formal Languages and Applications that was developed at Rovira i Virgili University (the host of the previous three editions and co-organizer of this one) in the period 2002-2006, LATA 2010 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting contributions from both classical theory fields and application areas (bioinformatics, systems biology, language technology, artificial intelligence, etc.).


Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:

- algebraic language theory
- algorithms on automata and words
- automata and logic
- automata for system analysis and programme verification
- automata, concurrency and Petri nets
- cellular automata
- combinatorics on words
- computability
- computational complexity
- computer linguistics
- data and image compression
- decidability questions on words and languages
- descriptional complexity
- DNA and other models of bio-inspired computing
- document engineering
- foundations of finite state technology
- fuzzy and rough languages
- grammars (Chomsky hierarchy, contextual, multidimensional, unification, categorial, etc.)
- grammars and automata architectures
- grammatical inference and algorithmic learning
- graphs and graph transformation
- language varieties and semigroups
- language-based cryptography
- language-theoretic foundations of artificial intelligence and artificial life
- neural networks
- parallel and regulated rewriting
- parsing
- pattern matching and pattern recognition
- patterns and codes
- power series
- quantum, chemical and optical computing
- semantics
- string and combinatorial issues in computational biology and bioinformatics
- symbolic dynamics
- term rewriting
- text algorithms
- text retrieval
- transducers
- trees, tree languages and tree machines
- weighted machines


LATA 2010 will consist of:

- 3 invited talks
- 2 invited tutorials
- refereed contributions
- open sessions for discussion in specific subfields, on open problems, or on professional issues (if requested by the participants)


John Brzozowski (Waterloo), Complexity in Convex Languages
Alexander Clark (London), Three Learnable Models for the Description of Language
Lauri Karttunen (Palo Alto), to be announced (tutorial)
Borivoj Melichar (Prague), Arbology: Trees and Pushdown Automata
Anca Muscholl (Bordeaux), Communicating Automata (tutorial)


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