[Humanist] 25.909 events: social informatics; projects at the Open

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Sat Apr 21 09:18:58 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 909.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Claire Clivaz <claire.clivaz at unil.ch>                     (44)
        Subject: SocInfo2012 in Lausanne (CH)

  [2]   From:    Francesca Benatti <francesca.benatti at gmail.com>           (17)
        Subject: Seminar - Digital Humanities Projects at the Open University
                - 26April

        Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:12:25 +0200
        From: Claire Clivaz <claire.clivaz at unil.ch>
        Subject: SocInfo2012 in Lausanne (CH)

Dear all,
The Fourth International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2012) 
will be hosted at the EPFL in Lausanne (CH), in collaboration with the 
team Humanités Digitales at unil (University of Lausanne), on the 5-7 
December 2012.

The general co-chairs are Karl Aberer, School for Computer and 
Communication Science, EPFL, Switzerland and Andreas Flache, Director of 
Studies, Department of Sociology, University of Groningen, The 

The call for papers is open until the 7th of July, the tutorial 
proposals, Poster/Demonstration Papers and Panel Proposals until the 
28th of July.

All information here: 	http://www.socinfo2012.com

The International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2012) is an 
interdisciplinary venue for researchers from Computer Science, 
Informatics, Social Sciences and Management Sciences to share ideas and 
opinions, and present original research work on studying the interplay 
between socially-centric platforms and social phenomena. The ultimate 
goal of Social Informatics is to create better understanding of 
socially-centric platforms not just as a technology, but also as a set 
of social phenomena. To that end, we are inviting interdisciplinary 
papers, on applying information technology in the study of social 
phenomena, on applying social concepts in the design of information 
systems, on applying methods from the social sciences in the study of 
social computing and information systems, on applying computational 
algorithms to facilitate the study of social systems and human social 
dynamics, and on designing information and communication technologies 
that consider social context.

A special focus of SocInfo'2012 is on how technology can influence 
social phenomena through better motivation of human agents, through the 
use of social norms, through better modeling, or through a better 
understanding of social concepts like trust, credibility, privacy, and 
fairness. To this end we are especially inviting contributions 
demonstrating how behavioral theory can be formalized in agent-based 
models to study social dynamics. It is the expectation that this 
contributes to a further development of the social sciences with respect 
to studying and explaining various behavioral dynamics, such as opinion 
dynamics, social conflict, innovation diffusion, market dynamics, and 
crowd behavior. On the other hand, the creation of a coherent social 
behavioral model that is formulated as an agent system is a prerequisite 
for further development of socially-centric platforms and for the 
testing of new algorithms that use social concepts and attempt to 
realize social goals.              

Best regards,

Claire Clivaz, University of Lausanne

        Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:10:49 +0100
        From: Francesca Benatti <francesca.benatti at gmail.com>
        Subject: Seminar - Digital Humanities Projects at the Open University - 26April

The Digital Humanities Thematic Research Network is pleased to announce the
following event in its Digital Humanities in Practice seminar series:

*Digital Humanities Projects at the Open University *

Date: 26 April 2012

Time: 12.00pm - 1.30pm

Venue: Wilson A, first floor, meeting room 1, 2, 3

Join us to discover the range of projects being developed in the Faculty of
Arts, and to reflect on how the Digital Humanities are enabling new modes
of research in the humanities.


Shafquat Towheed and Edmund King: The Reading Experience Database

Florian Stadtler: Beyond the Frame: Indian British Connections

Sandip Hazareesingh: The Commodities of Empire Project

Leon Wainwright: The Open Arts Journal

To book a place please email Heather Scott h.scott at open.ac.uk

For more information please go to the Digital Humanities at the Open
University website http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/digital-humanities/index.shtml

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