[Humanist] 24.312 I-CHASS awarded

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Sep 4 10:24:14 CEST 2010


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 312.
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        Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2010 18:19:50 +1000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: NSF Awards I-CHASS/NCSA Grant to Support Imaging and Image AnalysisWorkshop

> Subject: 	NSF Awards I-CHASS/NCSA Grant to Support Imaging and Image
> Analysis Workshop
> Date: 	Thu, 2 Sep 2010 21:53:52 +0100
> From: 	I-CHASS <sapplefo at ncsa.illinois.edu>

The Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science
(I-CHASS) is pleased to announce that Cross-Disciplinary Investigations
in Imaging and Image Analyses: An NSF-Sponsored Workshop has received
$50,000 in funding through the National Science Foundation’s Information 
Integration and Informatics (III) program. A collaboration between the 
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the Institute 
for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS), the 
University of Illinois’ School of Art and Design, and the Center for 
Digital Humanities (CDH) at the University of South Carolina, 
Cross-Disciplinary Investigations in Imaging and Image Analyses will 
bring together multi-disciplinary stakeholders in the burgeoning field 
of imaging and image analysis to offer a unique opportunity for 
cross-collaboration and information-exchange by using computational 
inquiries to bridge humanities, arts, and social science research.

The two-day workshop, to be held in late-March/early-April, will cover
topics including: 2D scanning technologies, 2D and 3D imaging and
analysis, content-based image and video retrieval, and preservation
strategies. “No matter the domain or subfield, regardless of whether it
is clinical and research domains utilizing medical imaging, universe
telescope-based imaging, air-borne and ground imaging, satellite
imaging, or historical documentary imaging, the challenges related to
imaging and image analyses are manifest and common to all researchers
and domain-specialists exploring imaging and imaging analysis,” said Dr.
Peter Bajcsy, Associate Director for Data Analytics and Pattern
Recognition at I-CHASS, Research Scientist at NCSA, and co-Principal
Investigator of the project. “This workshop will create opportunities
for the humanities, arts, and social science communities to explore
scientific instruments applied to imaging historical artifacts, as well
as opportunities for the scientific community to investigate the
adaptation of existing web 2.0 technologies to distributed research.”

“The central drive of this workshop is that scholars working in imaging
and imaging analyses from across these disciplines have so much to offer
one another,” said Dr. Jennifer Guiliano, co-Principal Investigator and
Associate Director at CDH. “The methods, approaches, and disciplinary
pedagogies that one scholar might think obvious from their computational
point of view could have the potential to transform the work of another
thereby rapidly improving the overall objective of addressing grand
challenges in the field of imaging and image analyses.”

"Though digital imaging software is today a ubiquitous component of
contemporary art and design, most practitioners relate to such
technology primarily as consumers, rather than as co-producers,”
continued Associate Professor Kevin Hamilton, Chair of New Media in the
School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign and the project’s third co-Principal Investigator.
“Digital imaging research offers a unique opportunity for discovering
with others how meaning is made at the most basic levels of byte and pixel."

Notably, Cross-Disciplinary Investigations in Imaging and Image Analyses
recognizes that some boundaries to information sharing may be
geographically-driven. Webcast for an international audience, the
workshop will bring together representatives from US institutions with
their colleagues from foreign academic institutions interested in the
use of 2D and 3D imaging devices and applications of image and video
analyses in their domains. “The lack of forums for cross fertilization
of imaging and image analysis efforts and ideas in multiple communities
developing relevant technologies is not limited to the United States,”
said Dr. Kevin Franklin, Executive Director of I-CHASS. “We are
therefore especially excited that this project will allow for global
considerations of approaches to image and imaging analyses and will seed
international collaborations for stakeholders across the humanities,
arts, social science, and other science and technology domains.”

The project’s co-Principal Investigators are Dr. Peter Bajcsy, Associate
Director for Data Analytics and Pattern Recognition at I-CHASS and a
Research Scientist at NCSA, Dr. Jennifer Guiliano, Associate Director of 
the Center for Digital Humanities and Research Assistant Professor in 
the Department of History at the University of South Carolina, and Dr. 
Kevin Hamilton, Associate Professor and Chair of New Media in the School 
of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Further details about the workshop, including final dates, speakers, and 
registration information, will be announced later this year. For more 
information, please contact Simon Appleford
<mailto:sapplefo at ncsa.illinois.edu?subject=Imaging%20and%20Image%20Analysis%20Workshop>, 

Assistant Director of I-CHASS.

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Founded in 2004 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
I-CHASS charts new ground in high-performance computing and the
humanities, arts, and social sciences by creating both learning
environments and spaces for digital discovery. I-CHASS presents
path-breaking research, computational resources, collaborative tools,
and educational programming to showcase the future of the humanities,
arts, and social sciences.

For more information on I-CHASS, please visit:
http://www.ichass.illinois.edu





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