[Humanist] 24.919 events: representation & classification; semantic archives

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 919.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Steffen Hennicke" <hennicke at freenet.de>                  (89)
        Subject: CfP Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives

  [2]   From:    Megan Winget <megan at ischool.utexas.edu>                   (67)
        Subject: ASIST SIG/CR Call for Panel Proposals for ASIS&T Annual
                Meeting 2011

        Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 16:19:23 +0200
        From: "Steffen Hennicke" <hennicke at freenet.de>
        Subject: CfP Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives


International Workshop on "Semantic Digital Archives - sustainable long-term
curation perspectives of Cultural Heritage"
to be held as part of the 15th International Conference on Theory and
Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL).
29.09.2011 in Berlin


The Semantic Digital Archives Workshop aims at promoting and discussing
sophisticated knowledge representation and knowledge management solutions
specifically designed for improving Archival Information Systems.
Over the past couple of decades, digitally created content has come to
permeate all aspects of our lives and the life cycle of these objects is
increasingly exclusively digital. Therefore, sustainable long-term curation
perspectives for our digital cultural heritage are essential.
Digital content poses many socio-cultural and technological challenges which
create obstacles to long-term or indefinite preservation.

Changing technologies and shifting user communities as well as the
increasing complexity of digital content being enriched with software and
multimedia attachments are only a few examples. Dealing with these
challenges is the central theme of the workshop. 

This full day workshop is an exciting opportunity for collaboration and
cross-fertilization between the Digital Libraries, the Digital Archives and
the Semantic Web community. It specifically encourages closer dialogue
between the technical oriented communities and researchers from the
(digital) humanities and social sciences as well as cultural heritage


We intend to have an open discussion on topics related to the general
subject of Semantic Digital Archives. The workshop's focus is broad; we
welcome contributions that focus on such topics as:

* ontologies and linked data for digital archives and digital libraries,
e.g. semantic extensions of common knowledge models of the digital archiving
and digital libraries domain, e.g. METS, EAD, Premis, ...
* ontologies and (semantic) web services implementing the OAIS standard
* theoretical and practical archiving frameworks extending or replacing the
OAIS standard
* logical theories for digital archives
* implementations and evaluations of digital archives
* semantic or logical provenance models for digital archives or digital
* information integration/semantic ingest (e.g. from digital libraries)
* trust for ingest and data security/integrity check for long-term storage
of archival records
* semantic search and semantic information retrieval in digital archives and
digital libraries
* visualization and exploration of digital content (stored or to be stored
in a digital archive)
* semantic extensions of emulation/virtualization methodologies tailored for
digital archives
* semantic long-term storage and hardware organization tailored for AIS
* (empirical) studies evaluating end-user needs and its evolution as well as
information seeking behaviour of end- user needs and its evolution
* knowledge evolution


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers related
to the aforementioned topics. We
* regular papers (10 to 12 pages)
* short papers (4 to 6 pages)

All submissions are required to be in pdf format. All submissions should be
anonymous (i.e., no author names/affiliations and obvious citations). Long
and short paper submissions should be in the Springer's LNCS format.

Submissions are to be made via the submission web site:

Submissions will be reviewed by three members of the Program Committee. All
papers accepted at the Semantic Digital Archives Workshop must be presented
during the Workshop by a TPDL 2011 registered participant.  Papers will be
published in workshop proceedings, which will be available as a separate
publication after the Workshop.


* Deadline for Submissions: 30 June 2011
* Acceptance Notification: 30. July 2011
* Camera-ready Papers: 20. August 2011


The Organizing Committee members and a preliminary list of Program Committee
members can be found at:



        Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 09:28:40 -0500
        From: Megan Winget <megan at ischool.utexas.edu>
        Subject: ASIST SIG/CR Call for Panel Proposals for ASIS&T Annual Meeting 2011

Hello All:

The Classification Research Special Interest Group (SIG/CR) focuses on  
theoretical and practical issues surround the classification and  
representation of information for the purposes of organization,  
collection building, access, and preservation.

We are inviting proposals for panels and contributions to panels for  
submission to the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Society for  
Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). The theme of this year's  
conference is "Bridgng the Gulf: Communication and Information in  
Society, Technology and Work," and will be held October 9-13, 2011 in  
New Orleans. We are interested in panels that address representation  
and classification issues related to any kind of material: text or non- 
text, multimedia, games, scientific information, data, metadata,  
specific implementations of metadata schemas, visualizations,  
authority, trust, collection building...we also welcome  
philosophically inclined panels as well as those that are more  
practical in nature.

Proposals should be formatted in accordance with the call for papers  
(which can be found at: http://www.asis.org/asist2011/am11cfp.html )  
but sent to me (Megan Winget - megan at ischool.utexas.edu) as attachments.

The deadline for panels to ASIST is May 31.

1) If you send me a fully formed panel proposal, I will submit to  
ASIST with support by SIG/CR. Please have these proposals to me by May  
2) If you send me a proposal for an individual panel contribution (but  
don't actually have a panel formed), I will attempt to facilitate  
collaboration between people with similar ideas to generate panel  
proposals. In order to do this and have enough time to then generate  
fully formed panel proposals, please have these individual paper  
proposals to me by May 16.

To reiterate the deadlines:

-If you have a panel idea, you've gotten your speakers lined up, and  
it's a done deal: May 27
-If you have an idea for a paper, but you don't have any other  
speakers in mind: May 16.

We must have all panel proposals to ASIS&T by May 31.

The ASIS&T call for panel proposals reads:

Proposals for panels are invited on topics that include emerging  
cutting-edge research and design, analyses of hot or emerging trends,  
opinions on controversial issues, analyses of tools and techniques,  
and contrasting viewpoints from experts in complementary professional  
areas. Panels are not a substitute for a set of contributed papers,  
but must have a cohesive theme and promote lively interaction between  
panellists and audience members. Submit two to four pages that provide  
an overview of the issues to be discussed by the panel. Proposals  
should also list panellists who have agreed to participate and  
indicate the qualifications and contribution that each panellist will  
offer. Proposals for Pecha Kucha style presentations, are encouraged.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to  
contact me (megan at ischool.utexas.edu) or Joe Tennis (jtennis at uw.edu)  
and we will be happy to help.

I'm looking forward to reading some interesting proposals!

Megan Winget
Chair, SIG/CR

Megan A. Winget, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Information
University of Texas at Austin
1616 Guadalupe, Ste. 5.202
Austin, TX 78701-1213
Phone: 512.919.6100
Fax: 512.471.3971
web: http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~megan/
email: megan at ischool.utexas.edu

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