[Humanist] 25.823 events: history; semantic web

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Sat Mar 17 08:27:21 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 823.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Oshani Seneviratne <oshanis at GMAIL.COM>                    (72)
        Subject: Call for Tutorial Proposals - ISWC 2012

  [2]   From:    Seth Denbo <sdenbo at gmail.com>                             (20)
        Subject: IHR Seminar in Digital History: Round Table 'The Future of
                the Past' Tuesday 20 March, 2012 5:15PM

        Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:43:37 +0000
        From: Oshani Seneviratne <oshanis at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Call for Tutorial Proposals - ISWC 2012

Call for Tutorial Proposals
In conjunction with the
               11th International Semantic Web Conference
               Boston - USA
               November 11-15, 2012

The International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) is the primary
conference on the use of semantic technologies on the web and linked
data, constantly attracting a high number of high quality submissions
participants from academia and industry. It brings together
researchers from different areas of computer science, like artificial
intelligence, databases, natural language process, information
retrieval and others that aim at the development and use of novel
technologies for accessing, interpreting and using information on the
web in a more effective way. Besides the main technical program, ISWC
will host a number of tutorials on all major topics related to the
Semantic Web / Linked Data research, enabling attendees to fully
appreciate current issues, main schools of thought, and possible
application areas.

In order to meet these goals, tutorials should address topics that
satisfy the following criteria:

- the topic falls in the general scope of ISWC 2012,
- there is a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or
- application, and
- there is a sufficiently large community interested in the topic.

In particular, we encourage the submission of tutorial proposals on:

- fundamental problems of the Semantic Web/Linked Data such as
ontology mining, heterogeneity, scalability and distribution,
- applications of Semantic Web technologies in specific domains and
- important enabling technologies and their adaptation to the needs of
the Semantic Web,
- aspects of semantic web research that have been neglected so far,
- techniques from other research fields that are of relevance for
Semantic Web research (e.g., machine learning, NLP).

Additionally, we expect tutorials to:

- have practical parts in terms of examples or preferably exercises to
be carried out by the participants

Proposers of accepted tutorials have to prepare a tutorial webpage
containing detailed information about the tutorial.

Submission Guidelines
Tutorial proposals should be submitted via EasyChair
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iswc2012tutorials as a
single PDF file of no more than 5 pages and should contain the
following information:
- Title
- Abstract (200 words)
- Motivation on why the topic is of particular interest at this time
- Overview of content, description of the aims, presentation style,
potential/preferred prerequisite knowledge
- Indication on whether the tutorial should be considered for a
half-day or full-day
- Intended audience and expected number of participants
- Audio-visual or technical requirements and any special room
requirements (for hands-on sessions, any software needed and download
sites must be provided by the tutorial presenters)
- Data of the presenters (name, affiliation, email address, homepage)
and short description of their expertise, experiences in teaching and
in tutorial presentation

Important Dates
- Event:                              November 11 & 12, 2012
- Tutorial proposal due:        May 6, 2012
- Tutorial Notifications:        May 20, 2012

  Claudia d’Amato, Unversity of Bari
  Thomas Scharrenbach, University of Zurich

        Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 20:17:08 -0400
        From: Seth Denbo <sdenbo at gmail.com>
        Subject: IHR Seminar in Digital History: Round Table 'The Future of the Past' Tuesday 20 March, 2012 5:15PM

Institute of Historical Research Seminar in Digital History

Round Table, 'The Future of the Past'

Time: Tuesday, 20 March, 5:15 pm GMT (People from US watching the live
stream keep in mind time difference is 1 hour less than usual)

Venue: S261 (Senate House, second floor) and streamed live on the web at

The IHR Seminar in Digital History this week will be a special round table
on 'The Future of the Past'. Several leading scholars will provide
perspectives on the changing nature of historical enquiry in the digital
age and reflect upon the ways in which engagement with digital sources and
methodologies is leading to new knowledge about the past. The panel
includes the following distinquished scholars:

Dr Melissa Terras is co-Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities,
and Reader in Electronic Communication in the Department of Information
Studies at University College London.

Dr Adam Farquhar is Head of Digital Scholarship at the British Library.

The session will be Chaired by Dr Richard Deswarte. Richard is Head of the
History Data Service and one of the convenors of the seminar.

(Our third speaker has unfortunately had to withdraw at the last minute due
to illness. We are working on finding a replacement.)

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