[Humanist] 24.891 events: Culture & Computing 2011

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 891.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 11:25:18 +0100
        From: "Rauterberg, G.W.M." <G.W.M.Rauterberg at tue.nl>
        Subject: Final call for Culture & Computing 2011

Here is the final call for Culture & Computing 2011, which will
be organized with the following events.

•Keynote: Shigeru Miyagawa (Professor, Massachusetts Institute
  of Technology, Chair of MIT Open Course Ware Committee) will give
  a talk on "Open Culture on the Web: Benefits and Risks."
•Invited Talk: Zhigeng Pan (Professor, Zhejiang University) will
  give a talk about animating Song Dynasty Scroll Painting "Along
  the River During the Qingming Festival" for Shanghai Expo
  Chinese Pavilion.
•Exhibition: Art fair on the integration of cultural computing
  technologies and Japanese traditional culture.
•Co-located Events: Number of workshops including intercultural
  communication, multilingual medical support, Kyoto Buddhist culture
  forum, tea ceremony, etc.

Please circulate this CFP in your community.
We also expect you to submit papers to the conference.
We hope to see you in person in Kyoto in October 2011!

Conference Co-Chairs,
Kozaburo Hachimura, Toru Ishida and Naoko Tosa

Final Call for Papers

The Second International Conference on Culture and Computing (Culture
and Computing 2011)

Date: October 19-22, 2011
Venue: The Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University, Japan

International communities have a myriad of problems around topics such
as: population demographic shifts, energy use and creation, the
environment, and food supply. It is necessary to build a global
consensus for resolving problems within these topic areas.
Unfortunately, there are difficulties in communication among different
cultures. Information and communication technologies are required in
order to overcome such difficulties.

There are various research directions in the relations between culture
and computing: to archive cultural heritages via ICT (cf. digital
archives), to empower humanities researches via ICT (cf. digital
humanities), to create art and expressions via ICT (cf. media art), to
realize a culturally situated agent (cf. cultural agent), to support
multi-language, multi-cultural societies via ICT (cf. intercultural
collaboration), and to understand new cultures born in the Internet and
Web (cf. net culture).

The International Conference on Culture and Computing (Culture &
Computing) will be held in Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan, to
provide an opportunity to share research issues and discuss the future
of culture and computing. To understand the proceedings at the previous
conference, please visit below.

Papers are solicited on any aspect on the intersection of culture and
computing, but all papers are expected to be suitable for a
multidisciplinary audience. We have a single session Main Track and a
few parallel session Special Tracks. The Main Track will present a
collection of scientific or engineering research results. Examples of
suitable paper topics for the Main Track include:

•Archiving cultural heritages
•Information environments for humanity studies
•Art and design by information technologies
•Digital storytelling
•Intercultural communication and collaboration
•Culturally situated agents and simulations
•Game and culture
•Analysis of new culture in the Internet and Web
•Culture and brain science

The Special Tracks are collections of short papers, and are organized in
coordination with the Main Track for the purpose of encouraging
discussions in hot areas. We have Special Tracks for "Digital
Humanities," "Asian Culture based Media Art" and "Computing and Music"
at this conference.


Toru Ishida
Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University
Yoshida-Honmachi, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
TEL 81 75 753 4821 FAX 81 75 753 4820
E-mail ishida at i.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Web http://www.ai.soc.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~ishida/

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