[Humanist] 23.533 events: computing in the arts & humanities; music info retrieval

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Jan 4 10:29:42 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 533.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    David M.Berry <D.M.Berry at swansea.ac.uk>                   (53)
        Subject: CFP: The Computational Turn (with website)

  [2]   From:    Remco Veltkamp <Remco.Veltkamp at cs.uu.nl>                 (135)
        Subject: cfp: ISMIR 2010 - 11th International Society for Music
                Information Retrieval Conference

        Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 00:51:06 +0000
        From: David M.Berry <D.M.Berry at swansea.ac.uk>
        Subject: CFP: The Computational Turn (with website)
        In-Reply-To: <865811EA-CD35-4F24-A135-C07D1EDE01FA at swansea.ac.uk>

CFP: The Computational Turn


SWANSEA UNIVERSITY http://sites.google.com/site/dmberry/home/location
9TH MARCH 2010

Keynote: N. Katherine Hayles<http://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/Literature/faculty/n.hayles> (Professor of Literature at Duke University).
Keynote: Lev Manovich http://www.manovich.net/  (Professor, Visual Arts Department, UCSD).

The application of new computational techniques and visualisation technologies in the Arts & Humanities are resulting in new approaches and methodologies for the study of traditional and new corpuses of Arts and Humanities materials. This new 'computational turn' takes the methods and techniques from computer science to create new ways of distant and close readings of texts (e.g. Moretti). This one-day workshop aims to discuss the implications and applications of what Lev Manovich has called 'Cultural Analytics' and the question of finding patterns using algorthmic techniques. Some of the most startling approaches transform understandings of texts by use of network analysis (e.g. graph theory), database/XML encodings (which flatten structures), or merely provide new quantitative techniques for looking at various media forms, such as media and film, and (re)presenting them visually, aurally or haptically. Within this field there are important debates about the contrast between narrative against database techniques, pattern-matching versus hermeneutic reading, and the statistical paradigm (using a sample) versus the data mining paradigm. Additionally, new forms of collaboration within the Arts and Humanities are emerging which use team-based approaches as opposed to the traditional lone-scholar. This requires the ability to create and manage modular Arts and Humanities research teams through the organisational structures provided by technology and digital communications (e.g. Big Humanities), together with techniques for collaborating in an interdisciplinary way with other disciplines such as computer science (e.g. hard interdisciplinarity versus soft interdisciplinarity).

Papers are encouraged in the following areas:

- Distant versus Close Reading
- Database Structure versus Argument
- Data mining/Text mining/Patterns
- Pattern as a new epistemological object
- Hermeneutics and the Data Stream
- Geospatial techniques
- Big Humanities
- Digital Humanities versus Traditional Humanities
- Tool Building
- Free Culture/Open Source Arts and Humanities
- Collaboration, Assemblages and Alliances
- Language and Code (software studies)
- Information visualization in the Humanities
- Philosophical and theoretical reflections on the computational turn

+ Participation Requirements +

Workshop participants are requested to submit a position paper (approx. 2000-5000 words) about the computational turn in Arts and Humanities, philosophical/theoretical reflections on the computational turn, research focus or research questions related to computational approaches, proposals for academic practice with algorithmic/visualisation techniques, proposals for new research methods with regard to Arts and Humanities or specific case studies (if applicable) and findings to date. Position papers will be published in a workshop PDF and website for discussion and some of the participants will be invited to present their paper at the workshop.

Deadline for Position papers: February 10, 2010
Submit papers to: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tct2010

Workshop funded by The Callaghan Centre for the Study of Conflict, Power, Empire<http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanities/ResearchCentres/CallaghanCentrefortheStudyofConflict/>, Swansea University. TheResearch Institute in the Arts and Humanities http://www.swansea.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/riah/  (RIAH) at Swansea University.

+ References +

Clement, Tanya E. (2008) ‘A thing not beginning and not ending’: using digital tools to distant-read Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans. Literary and Linguistic Computing. 23.3 (2008): 361.

Clement, Tanya, Steger, Sara, Unsworth, John, Uszkalo, Kirsten (2008) How Not to Read a Million Books. Retrieved 10/11/09 from http://www3.isrl.illinois.edu/~unsworth/hownot2read.html

Council on Library and Information Resources and The National Endowment for the Humanities (2009) Working Together or Apart: Promoting the Next Generation of Digital Scholarship. Retrieved 10/11/09 from http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub145/pub145.pdf

Hayles, N. Katherine (2009) RFID: Human Agency and Meaning in Information-Intensive Environments. Theory, Culture and Society 26.2/3 (2009): 1-24.

Hayles, N. Katherine (2009) How We Think: The Transforming Power of Digital Technologies. Retrieved 10/11/09 from http://hdl.handle.net/1853/27680

Kittler, Fredrich (1997) Literature, Media, Information Systems. London: Routledge.

Krakauer, David C. (2007) The Quest for Patterns in Meta-History. Santa Fe Institute Bulletin. Winter 2007. Retrieved 10/11/09 from http://www.intelros.ru/pdf/SFI_Bulletin/Quest.pdf

Latour, Bruno (2007) Reassembling the Social. London: Oxford University Press.

Manovich, Lev (2002) The Language of New Media. MIT Press.

Manovich, Lev (2007) White paper: Cultural Analytics: Analysis and Visualizations of Large Cultural Data Sets, May 2007. Retrieved 10/11/09 from http://softwarestudies.com/cultural_analytics/cultural_analytics_2008.doc

McLemee, Scott (2006) Literature to Infinity. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved 10/11/09 from http://www.insidehighered.com/views/mclemee/mclemee193

Moretti, Franco (2005) Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History. London: Verso.

Robinson, Peter (2006) Electronic Textual Editing: The Canterbury Tales and other Medieval Texts. Electronic Textual Editing. Modern Language Association of America. Retrieved 10/11/09 from  http://www.tei-c.org/About/Archive_new/ETE/Preview/robinson.xml

Schreibman, Susan, Siemens, Ray & Unsworth, John (2007) A Companion to Digital Humanities. London: WileyBlackwell.

Organised by Dr David M. Berry<http://www.swan.ac.uk/staff/academic/Arts/berryd/>, Department of Political and Cultural Studies, Swansea University. d.m.berry at swansea.ac.uk<mailto:d.m.berry at swansea.ac.uk?subject=The%20Computational%20Turn>


Dr David M. Berry
Department of Political and Cultural Studies
School of Arts and Humanities
Swansea University.
Wales, UK

Tel: 01792 602633
Web: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/academic/Arts/berryd/

        Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 22:28:50 +0000
        From: Remco Veltkamp <Remco.Veltkamp at cs.uu.nl>
        Subject: cfp: ISMIR 2010 - 11th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference
        In-Reply-To: <865811EA-CD35-4F24-A135-C07D1EDE01FA at swansea.ac.uk>

1st Call for Papers and Tutorials
ISMIR 2010 - 11th International Society for Music Information Retrieval 
9-13 August 2010, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 10 March 2010


The 11th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, ISMIR 
2010, will be held at the Utrecht University, The Netherlands, from 
Monday, August 9 to Friday, August 13 2010.

The annual ISMIR Conference is the premier international forum for those 
working on organizing and accessing digital musical material. The ISMIR 
conferences reflect the tremendous recent growth of available 
music-related data and the consequent need to search within it to 
retrieve music and musical information efficiently and effectively. 
Music Information Retrieval (MIR) concerns are of interest to academia, 
industry, entertainment, and education. ISMIR therefore aims to provide 
a place for the exchange and discussion of MIR issues, developments and 
results, by bringing together researchers and developers, educators and 
librarians, students and professional users, working in fields that 
contribute to MIR's multidisciplinary domain. It is increasingly 
realised in the MIR community that music only becomes music by its 
processing by the human mind, and that studying the human processing of 
music is a key issue in innovative MIR research. Therefore, papers on 
musical cognition and perception that contribute to the human 
understanding and experience of music are especially welcomed.

*New Special Paper Category*

New this year, ISMIR 2010 is soliciting a special category of papers: 
State-of-the-Art Reports (STARs). Unlike regular papers which should 
focus in detail on specific aspects of MIR research, STAR papers will 
provide a state-of-the-art overview of a broader MIR problem area. Only 
a few STAR papers will be selected. A STAR paper will be presented in an 
oral presentation.


ISMIR solicits contributions to the field of music information retrieval 
(MIR), including, but not limited to, the following topics as they 
relate to MIR and beyond:

  music perception and cognition
  musical knowledge and meaning
  content-based querying and retrieval
  automatic classification
  music recommendation and playlist generation
  fingerprinting and digital rights management
  score following, audio alignment, and music synchronization
  transcription and annotation
  music summarisation
  music structure analysis
  optical music recognition
  music signal processing
  libraries, archives and digital collections
  database systems, indexing and query languages
  text and web mining
  compression and streaming
  modification and transformation of music data
  evaluation of MIR systems
  knowledge representation, social tags, and metadata
  melody and motives
  harmony, chords and tonality
  rhythm, beat, tempo and form
  timbre, instrumentation and voice
  genre, style and mood
  performance analysis
  similarity metrics
  computational musicology
  user interfaces and user models
  emotion and aesthetics
  applications of MIR to the performing arts and multimedia
  social, legal, ethical and business issues
  methodological issues and philosophical foundations

*Paper submission*

   * Formatting submission instructions will be made available at 
   * Submission instructions for regular papers will be made available 
at http://ismir2010.ismir.net/, while STAR papers should be emailed to 
ismir2010-stars at ismir.net
   * Submission must consist of original contributions (not previously 
published and not currently being considered for publication elsewhere).
   * Submitted papers must be no longer than 6 pages long, STARs no 
longer than 12 pages.
   * All papers will be peer-reviewed according to their quality in 
terms of novelty, technical content, and presentation.
   * The reviewing process of regular papers will be double blind: the 
reviewers remain hidden to the authors, and the authors must remain 
hidden to the reviewers.
   * All accepted regular papers can be presented as a poster.
   * From the accepted papers, a selection will be chosen for oral 
presentations as well.
   * Authors of accepted papers will be asked to provide camera-ready 
copies of their papers for inclusion in the proceedings.
   * For each accepted paper, at least one author must register for the 
ISMIR 2010 conference prior to submission of the camera-ready version.

We will seek opportunities to publish selected papers in one or more 
suitable journal special issues.

*Call for tutorials*

It is the goal of the ISMIR 2010 Tutorial Program to offer conference 
attendees and local participants a stimulating and informative selection 
of introductory or in-depth tutorials reflecting current topics in MIR. 
These tutorials will be presented by subject matter experts and will 
reflect the high academic and research standards of the ISMIR 2010 
conference. We encourage submissions of tutorial proposals on all topics 
in the general areas of music information retrieval, especially 
tutorials bridging these areas, or presenting new perspectives in these 
areas. However, tutorials on musical cognition and perception that 
contribute to the human understanding and experience of music, or that 
make creative use of MIR research, will receive particular attention.

Tutorials will be held Monday, August 9, 2010 (the day preceding the 
main conference). Tutorial day will consist of parallel sessions of 
half-day tutorials each concentrating on a single topic and lasting 
approximately 3 hours, including a break.

Tutorial proposals should be emailed to ismir2010-tutorials at ismir.net as 
PDF files containing a 1-2 page abstract including:
   * an outline of the tutorial content,
   * the intended and expected audience,
   * short biography of the presenter(s),
   * whether the tutorial has been give before or elsewhere, and
   * any special requirements.
Presenters are strongly encouraged to include aural music examples in 
their tutorial presentations (preferably using copyright-free or 
copyright-cleared examples). Tutorial presenters are expected to create 
substantial supporting materials for distribution to participants.

*Important Dates*
   * Call for papers and tutorials: December 2009
   * Submission deadline (regular papers, STARS, tutorials): March 10, 2010
   * Notification of Acceptance: April 28, 2010

General Chair:
Frans Wiering, Utrecht University

Program Chairs:
J. Stephen Downie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Remco Veltkamp, Utrecht University

Tutorial Chair:
Steffen Pauws,  Philips Research

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