[Humanist] 26.589 events: performing arts; geeks; narrative; publishing

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Dec 15 11:57:44 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 589.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Panayiota Polydoratou <polydoratou at libd.teithe.gr>        (86)
        Subject: 2nd Call for Papers - Elpub 2013

  [2]   From:    nesi <nesi at dsi.unifi.it>                                 (134)
        Subject: ECLAP 2013 International Conference - Call for Papers

  [3]   From:    Jon Agar <jonagar2000 at HOTMAIL.COM>                        (30)
        Subject: Invitation: Will the Geek Inherit the Earth? + New MSc
                launch party, STS London

  [4]   From:    Jan Christoph Meister <jan-c-meister at uni-hamburg.de>      (69)
        Subject: 2013 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN

        Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 10:09:13 +0200
        From: Panayiota Polydoratou <polydoratou at libd.teithe.gr>
        Subject: 2nd Call for Papers - Elpub 2013

*Call for Papers*

*17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
*/*Mining the Digital Information Networks*/
June 13-14, 2013, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden

The main theme of the /17th International Conference on Electronic 
Publishing (ELPUB, http://www.elpub.net)/ will be extracting and 
processing data from the vast wealth of digital publishing and the ways 
to use and reuse this information in innovative social contexts in a 
sustainable way. We will bring together researchers and practitioners to 
discuss data mining, digital publishing and social networks along with 
their implications for scholarly communication, information services, 
e-learning, e-businesses, the cultural heritage sector and other areas 
where electronic publishing is imperative.

Electronic publishing is continuously changing, inviting new actors and 
challenging traditional players. New technologies open new ways for 
individuals, scholars, communities and networks to establish contacts, 
exchange data, produce information, share knowledge in a large variety 
of devices, from personal computers to mobile media.

There is an urgent need to rethink electronic publishing, in order to 
develop and use new communication paradigms and technologies. It is a 
matter of transforming and transmitting information not just into an 
equivalent of paper but to develop a truly digital format, to allow 
machine processing and new services, and to face the future of mobile 
life. The /ELPUB 2013/ conference will focus on key issues concerning 
the development of methods for gathering and processing information and 
on the means for making these data useful and accessible for the digital 

To address those questions we need competence and knowledge from many 
different fields. We welcome submissions from members of the communities 
whose research is transforming the nature of electronic publishing and 
scholarly communication. Topics include:

*Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery*

·Text Mining (Natural language processing, text harvesting, dynamic formatting)
·Open Data, Open Linked Data (Solutions, methods, tools)
·Web Mining (Knowledge discovery in web documents)
·Association Mining (Knowledge linking, discovery, presentation)
·Information Retrieval (Content search, analysis and retrieval)
·Visualization (Clustering, Graphs, Augmented reality)
·Stream Mining (Video tagging, Audiobook tagging)

*Publishing and Access*
·New publishing models (Business models, tools, services and roles)
·Open access (Publishing solutions, mandates, recommendations)
·Mobile information services (e-contents, e-books, etc.)
·Interoperability (Scalability and middleware infrastructure)
·Legal issues (Security, privacy and copyright issues)
·Digital preservation (Cultural heritage, content authentication)
·Semantic web (Metadata, information granularity, digital objects)
·Digital library (Repositories, services, future)

*Online Social Networks*
·New digital media (user studies, innovative publishing)
·User interfaces (Multilingual and multimodal interfaces, User generated 
·Specific user communities (Services and technology, media and content)
·Personalization technologies (e.g. social tagging, folksonomies, RSS)
·Social interaction analysis (Author collaboration trends, publication 
·Security, Privacy and Integrity (Online ethics, Privacy policies, 
Online censorship)
·Network analysis (Modelling and visualization of science networks)
·Ubiquitous computing (Mobile and social network interactions, RFID book 

*Contributions are Invited for the Following Categories:*
· Full Research Papers (max: 10 pages)
· Full Professional Papers (max: 10 pages)
· Extended Abstracts (max: 1,500 words)

*Important Dates*

September 10, 2012 Submission Site Open

January 10, 2013 Submission Deadline (time: 11:59 pm, PST)

March 1, 2013 Author Decision Notification

March 15, 2013 Submission of Camera-Ready Manuscripts

June 13-14, 2013 Conference Date

See website for all details: http://www.elpub.net  http://www.elpub.net/ 

Join our community at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elpub-Conference/255715494465396
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ElpubConf  http://twitter.com/#%21/ElpubConf 

Dr. Panayiota Polydoratou
Assistant Professor
ATEI of Thessaloniki
Department of Library Science and Information Systems
57400 - Sindos

tel: +30 2310 013(237)
fax: +30 2310 079(185)
web: http://www.libd.teithe.gr/polydor

        Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:53:38 +0100
        From: nesi <nesi at dsi.unifi.it>
        Subject: ECLAP 2013 International Conference - Call for Papers

Call For Papers

ECLAP 2013
Conference on Information Technologies for 
Performing Arts, Media Access and Entertainment
8-10 April 2013
ESMAE/Teatro Helena Sá e Costa
Rua da Alegria, 503 - 4000-045 Porto (Portugal)

Conference web page: http://www.eclap.eu/eclap2013
Call for Papers, Deadline: 31st January 2013

The Information Technology age has facilitated 
many significant changes in the field of cultural 
heritage and continues to be a dynamic and 
exciting forum for the emergence of new 
possibilities. This wave of change has had 
particularly significant consequences in the 
field of the Performing Arts, where the vast 
potential for digital content and new information 
technology exploitation continues to reveal 
itself, opening the doors to new and 
as-yet-unexplored synergies. Many technological 
developments concerning digital libraries, media 
entertainment, and education are now fully 
developed and ready to be exported, applied, 
utilized, and cultivated by the public.
In the spirit of this vibrant environment, ECLAP 
is pleased to announce the 2013 Conference on 
Information Technologies for Performing Arts, 
Media Access and Entertainment. Established by 
co-funding from the European Commission 
(ICT-PSP), ECLAP is a Best Practice Network that 
aims to create a network of experts and media 
access service for performing arts institutions 
in Europe, along with an e-library for the performing arts.

The ECLAP 2013 conference is open to researchers, 
professionals, industries, institutions, 
technicians, and practitioners in the area of 
performing arts and information technologies, 
media entertainment, technology enhanced 
learning, intelligent media systems, acoustic 
systems, cultural heritage, open data, content 
management, semantic models, metadata standards, 
and many others. The ECLAP conference aims to 
create a forum in which progress-oriented 
individuals and institutions within the 
aforementioned professions can find a place to 
collaborate and present results. We cordially 
invite all interested groups and individuals to 
submit proposals for sessions within the event, 
sessions, papers, posters and exhibitions. Each 
exhibition session offers space (booths and 
tables) to host demonstrators. Demo and poster sessions will also be organized.

The ECLAP 2013 conference will confirm a 
keynote-speaker lineup consisting of some of the 
most salient voices in the field and is currently 
looking to put together a set of sessions and 
panels that will conform to a standard of 
excellence. The conference will comprise selected 
top-level papers, which will be published 
complete with ISBN and largely indexed via 
Springer (pending), and promoted in the most relevant indexing engines.

Topics of the General track on Performing Arts, 
Media Access and Entertainment include, but are not limited to:
-- Media Annotations and tagging, solutions and interfaces
-- Media grid processing and semantic computing
-- Social media technologies and solutions
-- Cross media and multimedia mining
-- Mobile solutions and tools
-- Multimodal interactive systems
-- Recommendations and suggestions, collective intelligence
-- Video analysis, indexing and summarization
-- Collaborative and cooperative systems
-- Multilingual and natural language processing
-- Content digitisation & preservation practices
-- Content production models and tools
-- Linked Open Data, aggregated media
-- Indexing and search, filtering, information retrieval, Emotion analysis
-- Metadata quality, mapping and ingestion models and tools
-- Cloud based solutions
-- Production, Consumption, Creative Reuse of digital content
-- Creative technologies for cultural Heritage
-- Live Performance technologies and solutions
-- Audio processing and tools for large events and installations
-- 3D and 4D technologies and tools
-- Augmented reality solutions
-- IPR management systems
-- Business models
-- Data and media protection

Submissions should be original and not submitted 
and/or published in other journals or 
conferences. The ECLAP Program Committee members 
will review the proposals (papers, posters, 
exhibitions) and select the ones for 
presentation. Only the papers selected by the 
Program Committee will be presented at the ECLAP 
2013 conference and published in the conference proceedings.

-- Submission of Sections: 21 December 2012
-- Submission of papers to the General Track: 31 January 2013
-- Submission of papers to the Workshops/Sessions: 31 January 2013
-- Response to the Authors: 15 February 2013
-- Camera ready version in DOC/Latex with the correct format: 28 February 2013
-- Conference: 8-10 April 2013

For info: info at eclap.eu or visit the ECLAP portal 
http://www.eclap.eu or main conference page: http://www.eclap.eu/eclap2013

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Prof. Paolo Nesi, Ph.D.
University of Florence
DISIT-DSI, Department of Systems and Informatics
Distributed Systems and Internet Technology Lab
Via S. Marta 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy

mailto:paolo.nesi at unifi.it
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        Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 10:23:58 +0000
        From: Jon Agar <jonagar2000 at HOTMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Invitation: Will the Geek Inherit the Earth? + New MSc launch party, STS London
        In-Reply-To: <4C89CD8B7711E749B8129FDCEC4816E412CA3F71 at DB3PRD0104MB129.eurprd01.prod.exchangelabs.com>

Will the Geek Inherit the Earth?

What is the place of science in modern society?
Who counts as a scientist? What do I have to do get earn that identity?
Which activities count as rightfully "scientific" and which activities certainly should not?

Panel discussion in the evening

Join us in a panel discussion on questions like these, arising from Mark Henderson's book The Geek Manifesto.

21 January 2013, 18:00-20:00 in UCL Roberts Building Foyer

We've assembled a panel of thinkers on these questions. We want to bring them, and you, into an open discussion.

To discuss the place of science in our society, we will be joined by:

  *   Mark Henderson, author of·The Geek Manifesto
  *   Lisa Jardine, Director of the UCL Centre for Editing Lives and Letters
  *   Geraint Rees, Director of the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
  *   James Wilsdon, Professor of Science and Democracy, University of Sussex
  *   Jack Stilgoe, UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (chair)

This event is free but please RSVP: sts at ucl.ac.uk<mailto:sts at ucl.ac.uk> or 020 7679 1328

Follow the department on Twitter: @stsucl

The UCL Roberts Building is located at the intersection of Torrington Place and Malet Place (map<http://www.ucl.ac.uk/estates/roombooking/building-location/?id=045>)

MSc programme launch party

This event celebrates the launch of our new MSc programmes, revamped for 2013, with admissions now underway.

  *   History and Philosophy of Science MSc (link<http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/prospective/msc/historyandphilosophyofscience>)
  *   Science, Technology, and Society MSc (link<http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/prospective/msc/sciencetechnologyandsociety>)

Many of the tutors at the heart of our MSc programme will be at this event. We want you to have a chance to ask about the programme and its opportunities. Also on hand will be our MSc Admissions team, ready  to answer questions or arrange a further discussion later.

For more information about the MSc programmes, visit www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/msc (link http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/msc )

Why The Geek Manifesto?

The Geek Manifesto is our department's OneBook for 2012-13. The OneBook programme aims to increase intellectual integration across our academic programmes and encourages informal learning. Each year, we  ask staff and students to read one book in common during the summer, then arrive for the new session ready to discuss both its substance and its broader value. The work comes into use across the curriculum.


        Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 18:29:31 +0100
        From: Jan Christoph Meister <jan-c-meister at uni-hamburg.de>
        Subject: 2013 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2013)
        In-Reply-To: <4C89CD8B7711E749B8129FDCEC4816E412CA3F71 at DB3PRD0104MB129.eurprd01.prod.exchangelabs.com>

Dear Colleagues,

we'd like to draw your attention to the following:


    2013 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2013)
                      4-6 August 2013
               Universitaet Hamburg, Germany

(a satellite workshop of CogSci 2013: The 35th meeting of the Cognitive
Science Society Berlin, Germany, 31 July - 3 August 2013)


    Richard Gerrig, Stony Brook University, U.S.A.
    Inderjeet Mani, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Paper Submission: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cmn2013

Important Dates:

      24 February 2013. Submission deadline.
      31 March 2013. Notification.
      30 April 2013. Final versions due.
      31 July - 3 August 2013. CogSci 2013 in Berlin.
      4-6 August 2013. Workshop in Hamburg.

Workshop Aims

Narratives are ubiquitous in human experience. We use them to
communicate, convince, explain, and entertain. As far as we know, every
society in the world has narratives, which suggests they are rooted in
our psychology and serve an important cognitive function. It is becoming
increasingly clear that, to truly understand and explain human
intelligence, beliefs, and behaviors, we will have to understand why and
to what extent narrative is universal and explain (or explain away) the
function it serves. The aim of this workshop series is to address key
questions that advance our understanding of narrative and our ability to
model it computationally.

Special Focus: Cognitive Science

This workshop will be an appropriate venue for papers addressing
fundamental topics and questions regarding narrative. The workshop will
be held as a satellite event of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Cognitive
Science Society (to be held in Berlin 31st July - 3rd August), and so
will have a special focus on the cognitive science of narrative. Papers
should be relevant to issues fundamental to the computational modeling
and scientific understanding of narrative; we especially welcome papers
relevant to the cognitive, linguistic, or philosophical aspects of
narrative. Cognitive psychological or neuroscientific experimental work
which may provide insights critical to computational modeling is
appropriate for this workshop, and is encouraged. Discussing
technological applications or motivations is not prohibited, but is not
required. We accept both finished research and more tentative
exploratory work.

We invite and encourage submissions either as full papers or position
papers, through the workshop's EasyChair website


Accepted papers will be published in an electronic proceedings volume in
the series OASIcs (Open Access Series in Informatics, Schloss Dagstuhl).
Full papers should contain original research and have to fit within 16
pages in the OASIcs style (plus two pages of references); position
papers can report on work-in-progress, research plans or projects and
have to fit within four pages in the OASIcs style (plus one page of

OASIcs webpage: http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/publications/oasics
OASICs style: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/styles/oasics/oasics-authors.tgz

Programme Committee: Rossana Damiano, Kerstin Dautenhahn, David K.
Elson, Mark Finlayson (co-chair), Pablo Gervas, Andrew S. Gordon,
Valerie G. Hardcastle, Patrik Haslum, Benedikt Loewe (co-chair), Jan
Christoph Meister, Peggy J. Miller, Erik T. Mueller, Livia Polanyi,
Marie-Laure Ryan, Timothy Tangherlini, Mariet Theune, R. Michael Young,
Atif Waraich, Patrick Henry Winston.

Organizers: Mark A. Finlayson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
U.S.A.), Bernhard Fisseni (Universitaet Hamburg & Universitaet
Duisburg-Essen, Germany), Benedikt Loewe (Universitaet Hamburg, Germany
& Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Jan Christoph Meister
(Universitaet Hamburg, Germany).


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