[Humanist] 25.877 events: AI; urban spatial relations; business, rights &c

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Thu Apr 5 09:06:25 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 877.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Leif Isaksen <leifuss at googlemail.com>                     (97)
        Subject: Mapping Spatial Relations, their Perceptions and Dynamics:
                the CityToday and in the Past - Erfurt 18/05/12

  [2]   From:    Melissa Terras <melissaterras at gmail.com>                  (45)
        Subject: AHRC Digital Transformations event on business models,
                rights andownership

  [3]   From:    Daniel Sonntag <sonntag at dfki.de>                          (96)
        Subject: KI 2012: Last call for papers

        Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 10:17:31 +0100
        From: Leif Isaksen <leifuss at googlemail.com>
        Subject: Mapping Spatial Relations, their Perceptions and Dynamics: the CityToday and in the Past - Erfurt 18/05/12

Lehr- und Forschungsbereich "Geschichte und Kulturen der Räume in der
Neuzeit", Philosophische Fakultät, Universität Erfurt
18.05.2012, Erfurt, IBZ - Internationales Begegnungszentrum  der
Universität Erfurt,  Michaelisstraße 38,  99084 Erfurt

Cities have been producing their own maps, e.g. for purposes of
representation, control or orientation, right from the beginning of the
15th century, if not before. The introduction of geo-information systems
and Google-maps has given rise to the firm belief that it is possible to
represent, in an objective way, our spatial environment, especially with
regard to the cities we live in. While mapping and representation
technologies have been constantly changing, the results have mostly
remained the same, i.e. static and objective (or misleadingly objective)
images of a city. These kinds of maps would seem to fail to take two
major aspects into consideration: firstly, the evolution of urban form
for which a dynamic map, a film or a dynamic 3D-model might provide more
adequate means of representation and secondly, socio-spatial relations,
i.e. the significance of forms and places, including perceptions of
cities (as well as their perceived changes) which will always differ
according to social, gender-based, internal/external or other points of

Current research into historical and cultural studies on people's
perceptions of sites and spatial arrangements, together with their
discourses and interpretations, have proved to be essential for a deeper
understanding of cities. If we take these findings into consideration,
i.e. concerning the diversity and evolution not only of urban morphology
itself, but also of spatial relations and people's perceptions of these
relations, the following question arises: how should we design maps? Are
geo-information systems the road ahead or are they a cul-de-sac?

The workshop' s focus is, therefore, not on the mapping of (static)
urban space (past and present) but on the following topics: the
potential mapping of perceived urban space, spatial hierarchies as a
consequence of social usages (by a variety of active participants) and
spatio-temporal changes as a result of factors such as demographic urban
growth and decline, urbanization projects especially in the peripheries,
shifts in the center-periphery relationship, destruction after fire or
earthquake and, finally, subsequent reconstruction etc. (both at present
and in the past). The workshop wants to bring together historians,
cartographers and geographers to present and discuss their models and
ideas. Contributions will include new methods of spatial analysis and
modes of representing changes in perceptions. The main aim of the
workshop is to exchange ideas on the following three topics: the
epistemology of spatial change; the question of (historical) media and
how to present spatial change adequately. These considerations may
result in the production of a new model for mapping urban changes and
spatial relations referring to the past, present and future. This new
model would, therefore, be an appropriate reaction not only to the fact
that the majority of the world's population will be living in towns and
cities but also to the consideration that cities are social spaces as
well as being perceived and represented spaces.

9.00 - 11.15 Introduction, first lectures:

Susanne Rau (Erfurt): Welcome and Opening.

Manel Guàrdia Bassols (Barcelona): Long-term structures of urban space.
Barcelona as a case-study.

Ekkehard Schönherr (Erfurt): Elements of historical knowledge about
urban spaces. Reflections on the requirements for a dynamic map.

11.15 - 11.45 Coffeebreak

11.45 - 13.15 Lecture and discussion:

Bernard Gauthiez/Olivier Zeller (Lyon): Le projet d'analyse spatiale de
Lyon (XVIe - XIXe) : croisement des sources textuelles et construction
d'un SIG en l'absence de cadastre. (working title, lecture will be held
in English)

13.15 - 14.45 Lunchtime

14.45 - 17.45 Lectures and discussion:

Leif Scheuermann (Erfurt): On co-productive web-based digital mapmaking.
Preconditions, risks and chances.

Richard Rodger (Edinburgh):  The VUG-Project - Visualising Urban
Geographies. (working title, Video presentation)

17.45 - 18.15 Break

18.15 - 20.15 Lecture and discussion, Conclusion:

Georg Gartner (Vienna): Putting emotions in maps - The wayfinding

N.N. (Ort): Commentary

Final Discussion

Susanne Rau (Erfurt): Summary and Acknowledgement

Ekkehard Schönherr

Universität Erfurt
Geschichte und Kulturen der Räume in der Neuzeit
Postfach 900221
99105 Erfurt
ekkehard.schoenherr at uni-erfurt.de

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        Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 10:15:35 +0100
        From: Melissa Terras <melissaterras at gmail.com>
        Subject: AHRC Digital Transformations event on business models, rights andownership

You are warmly invited to this event:

Business models, rights and ownership workshop
20 April 2012
The British Library, London

[Organised by University of Westminster]


Digital transformations mean that cultural and media organisations now find themselves in a new environment in which communities of participants interact to create, curate, organise and support cultural experiences.

This is the second in a series of AHRC-funded events where practitioners and researchers will come together to consider innovative practices, and develop new ideas together. (All welcome – you do not need to have come to the first one!).

This workshop will consider:

* How can communities create new business relationships which work towards sustaining the community, rather than sustaining any given business model or relationship?
* How do we deal with the profound challenges to ownership rights across the cultural industries, which have been created by digital transformations in the roles and relationships of creators, curators, sponsors and audiences?

Speakers include:

* Robert Waddilove, Across The Pond/Google
* Rachel Marshall, Licensing manager, The British Library
* Chris Speed, University of Edinburgh
* James Bennett, Royal Holloway
* Paul Dwyer, University of Westminster

The day will involve presentations, discussions, and smaller-group conversations.

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION AT: http://bit.ly/digital20april

The event, including refreshments and lunch, is free, but you must register using the link above. (Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council – Digital Transformations Programme).

Arrive from 10.30am for tea or coffee. Starts at 11.00am, ends at 4.30pm.

Venue: The British Library, St Pancras, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB.

David Gauntlett - http://www.theory.org.uk/david 
Professor of Media and Communications, and
Co-Director of the Communications and Media Research Institute,
University of Westminster 
d.gauntlett at westminster.ac.uk
Melissa M. Terras MA MSc DPhil CLTHE CITP FHEA
Co-Director, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities
Reader in Electronic Communication
Department of Information Studies
Foster Court
University College London
Gower Street
Tel: 020-7679-7206 (direct), 020-7679-7204 (dept), 020-7383-0557 (fax)
Email: m.terras at ucl.ac.uk
Web: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/melissa-terras/
Blog: http://melissaterras.blogspot.com/
General Editor, Digital Humanities Quarterly: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/

        Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 14:28:37 +0100
        From: Daniel Sonntag <sonntag at dfki.de>
        Subject: KI 2012: Last call for papers
        In-Reply-To: <4F7C35E6.7060302 at dfki.de>

Full paper submission deadline: May 1, 2012

KI 2012, Saarbrücken, 24-27 September, http://www.dfki.de/KI2012/

KI 2012 is the 35th edition of the German Conference on Artificial
Intelligence, which traditionally brings together academic and
industrial researchers from all areas of AI. The technical programme of
KI 2012 will comprise paper and poster presentations and a variety of
workshops and tutorials.

KI 2012 will take place in Saarbrücken, Germany, September 24-27, 2012,
and is a premier forum for exchanging news and research results on
theory and applications of all aspects on AI.

The conference invites significant, original, and previously unpublished
research from all areas of AI, its fundamentals, its algorithms, its
history, and its applications.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Knowledge Acquisition, Representation, Reasoning and Ontologies
* Combinatorial Search, Configuration, Design and Deduction
* Natural Language Processing, Statistical NLP, Semantics
* Planning and Scheduling; Spatial and Temporal Reasoning
* Reasoning under Uncertainty, Probabilistic Inferences
* Non-Monotonic Reasoning and Default Logics
* Constraint Satisfaction, Processing and Programming
* Embodied AI: Robotics, Vision and Perception
* Intelligent Information Retrieval, Semantic Search, Semantic Web
* Evolutionary and Neural Computation
* Machine Learning, Computational Learning Theory and Data-Mining
* Distributed Problem Solving and Multi-Agent Systems
* Game Playing and Interactive Entertainment, AI for Graphics
* Game Theory and General Game Playing, Generalized Intelligence
* AI for Human-Computer-Interaction and Adaptive Communication
* Mobile Solutions with Textile, Semantic and Spatial Media
* Augmented Reality, Smart Cities, Smart Traffic, Smart Hardware
* Assistance Systems in Living and Working Environments
* Software-Engineering, Model Checking and Security in AI
* Distributed Computation and Swarm Intelligence
* Cognitive Modelling, AI and Psychology
* History and Philosophical Foundations of AI
* Applications including Logistics, Production and Health Care

We especially welcome application papers and posters providing novel
insights on the interplay of AI and the real world, as well as papers
that bring useful computational technologies from other areas of
computer science into AI.

Submission Guidelines
Submitted papers, which have to be in English, must not exceed 12 pages
in Springer LNCS style for full technical contributions and 4 pages for
short contributions.

Full technical papers are expected to report on new research that makes
a substantial technical contribution to the field.

Short papers can report on new research or other issues of interest to
the AI community. Examples of work suitable for short papers include:
novel ideas that are not yet fully developed or whose scope is not large
enough for a full paper; important implementation techniques; novel
interesting benchmark problems; short experimental studies; interesting
applications that are not yet completely solved or analyzed; position or
challenge papers; etc.

Papers will be subject to blind peer review. All papers will be reviewed
based on the standard criteria of relevance, significance of results,
originality of ideas, soundness, and quality of the presentation.

All accepted papers will be published in the main conference
proceedings, and will be presented at the conference. At least one
author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and
present the contribution.

Important Dates
Workshop and tutorial proposals deadline: April 1, 2012
Workshop and tutorial proposals notification: April 15, 2012
Full paper submission deadline: May 1, 2012
Notification (full paper): July 1, 2012
Submission deadline for poster, doctoral consortium and workshop papers: July 9, 2012

Deadline for camera ready copy (full paper): July 13, 2012
Notification (poster, doctoral consortium and workshop papers): August 31, 2012
Conference: September 24-27, 2012

General Chair: Antonio Krüger (Saarland University and DFKI)
Program Chair: Birte Glimm (University of Ulm)
Local Chairs: Boris Brandherm (Saarland University) and Ralf Jung
(Saarland University)
Workshop Chair: Gabriele Kern-Isberner (TU Dortmund)
Tutorial Chair: Wolfgang Maaß (Saarland University)
Poster Chair: Stefan Wölfl (University of Freiburg)
Doctorial Consortium Chair: Carsten Lutz (University of Bremen)
Publicity Chair: Daniel Sonntag (DFKI)

Details and updates will be available on the conference web site:

For questions about the CfP or program, please contact:
birte.glimm at uni-ulm.de

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