[Humanist] 26.30 events: context; social media; opportunities & partnerships

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Fri May 18 23:19:51 CEST 2012

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 30.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    ARCOE Announcement <announcement-lists at arcoe.org>        (119)
        Subject: ARCOE-12: Third call for papers

  [2]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (38)
        Subject: Announcing DRI/DERI/DHO/DARIAH Workshop: Realising the
                Opportunities of Digital Humanities

  [3]   From:    "Jordan, Timothy" <timothy.jordan at kcl.ac.uk>              (27)
        Subject: Digital and Social Media Conversation

        Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 12:24:43 +0100
        From: ARCOE Announcement <announcement-lists at arcoe.org>
        Subject: ARCOE-12: Third call for papers

Call for papers:
Acquisition, Representation and Reasoning with Contextualized Knowledge,
4th International Workshop (ARCOE-12)


held in collocation with

20th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-12)
Montpellier, France

-- Submission Open --

Submission now open via: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=arcoe12

-- Important Dates --

Submission deadline: 28 May 2012
Notification: 28 June 2012
Camera ready: 15 July 2012
Early registration: 5 July 2012
Late registration: 8 August 2012
Workshop dates: 27-28 August 2012

-- Description of the workshop --

Dealing with context is one of the most interesting and most important
problems faced in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Traditional AI applications
often require to model, store, retrieve and reason about knowledge that
holds within certain circumstances - the context. Without considering this
contextual information, reasoning can easily run to problems such as:
inconsistency, when considering knowledge in the wrong context;
inefficiency, by considering knowledge irrelevant for a certain context;
incompleteness, since an inference may depend on knowledge assumed in the
context and not explicitly stated. Contextual information is also relevant
in many tasks in knowledge representation and reasoning such as common-sense
reasoning, dealing with inconsistency, ambiguity, and uncertainty,
evolution, etc.

In recent years, research in contextual knowledge representation and
reasoning became more relevant in the areas of Semantic Web, Linked Open
Data, and Ambient Intelligence, where knowledge is not considered a
monolithic and static asset, but it is distributed in a network of
interconnected heterogeneous and evolving knowledge resources. The ARCOE
workshop aims to provide a dedicated forum for researchers interested in
these topics to discuss recent developments, important open issues, and
future directions.

-- Topics --

ARCOE-12 welcomes submissions on the topics below as well as on theirintersection and other topics related to acquisition, representation,
reasoning with context and its applications.

Philosophical and theoretical foundations of context:

1. What is context and how should it be represented.
2. Relevant types of contextual information and their properties.
3. Combining contextual information with object information for reasoning.
4. Context and common-sense reasoning.
5. Exploiting context in inconsistency and uncertainty handling,
defeasible reasoning and argumentation.
6. Contextual logic programming.
7. Updating contextual knowledge and context-aware belief revision.
8. Frameworks for formalizing context and context-aware knowledge

Context modeling and contextual knowledge engineering:

1. Modeling of user's/agent's context.
2. Context driven organization of knowledge and modeling.
3. Ontologies for context modeling.
4. Context-aware modeling tools and methodology.
5. Comparisons to context-unaware modeling techniques.

Effective reasoning with context:

1. Effective context-aware reasoning algorithms.
2. Distributed reasoning with context.
3. Context-driven heuristics in classical reasoning systems.
4. Reasoning under uncertainty and inconsitency.
5. Defeasible reasoning.
4. Hybrid formalisms for reasoning with context, including sub-symbolic

Applications of context in areas such as:

1. Agent communication and coordination.
2. Semantic Web and Linked Open Data.
3. Knowledge modularization.
4. Ontology matching.
5. Ontology fault diagnosis and repair.
6. Ontology evolution and versioning.
7. Information integration.
8. Ambient intelligence and pervasive computing.
9. Exploiting context in Web 2.0 applications, e-commerce, and e-learning.

-- Submission Requirements  --

Papers of two types can be submitted. Regular papers are intended for research
reports and surveys. ARCOE also welcomes reports on significant work in
progress which has already achieved some interesting partial results, as well
as papers recently submitted or published elsewhere as long as their topic is
in line with the workshop. Regular papers should not exceed 12 pages in length
including references. Position papers are intended for presentation of
interesting new open issues and challenges, and opinions on the status of the
field. Position papers are limited to 6 pages including references. All papers
must be formatted using the Springer LNCS style:


and submitted in PDF format via EasyChair using:


The distinction during the selection-phase will be based on

1) Relevance, significance and quality of the submission;

2) The contribution's potential to foster cross-pollination and
discussions on ARCOE main themes during the event.

Accepted papers will be presented either as oral presentations or as
posters, depending on the choice of the program committee.
However, all accepted papers will be included in the Working Notes
in their full form and will be accessible via the Internet.

-- Invited Talks --

* The role of context in controlling inconsistency - Alan Bundy, University
of Edinburgh
* Multi context logics: a formal support for structuring knowledge - Luciano
Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento

-- Workshop Co-Chairs --

* Michael Fink, Vienna University of Technology
* Martin Homola (primary contact), Comenius University, Bratislava
* Alessandra Mileo, DERI, National University of Ireland
* Ivan Jose Varzinczak, Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research, South

-- Steering Committee --

* Alan Bundy, University of Edinburgh
* Thomas Eiter, Vienna University of Technology
* Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento

-- Resources --

ARCOE-12 website: http://www.arcoe.org/2012/
EasyChair submission site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=arcoe12
ARCOE workshop series: http://www.arcoe.org/
ECAI-12 website: http://www2.lirmm.fr/ecai2012/
Enquiries about the ARCOE workshop: arcoe [at] arcoe [dot] org
Registration: http://www2.lirmm.fr/ecai2012/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=93&Itemid=93

        Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 15:46:45 +0100
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Announcing DRI/DERI/DHO/DARIAH Workshop: Realising the Opportunities of Digital Humanities

Date: Tuesday 23 October - Thursday 25 October 2012
Venue: Dublin and Maynooth, Ireland

Realising the Opportunities of Digital Humanities

A workshop jointly organised by:

Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI)
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO)
Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH-EU)

The focus of this event is to engage academia, industry, cultural
institutions and public bodies to identify the key research challenges in
digital humanities, and to further build the academic-industry partnerships
that will enable adoption of digital humanities skills, technologies and
tools. This focus will extend to the innovative use of digital humanities
technologies in the public sector demonstrating social benefit, such as the
digitisation of the Irish census and the use of open linked public data.

This is the first in a series of workshops targeting the industry-academic
interface for identifying and realising the opportunities of the digital
humanities. The event is jointly organised by the two major digital
humanities national infrastructures (the DRI and the DHO), and the largest
semantic web research Institute (DERI), together with a large-scale European
digital infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH).

During the three days, participants will expand their skills through a
series of digital labs, lectures and masterclasses lead by subject matter
experts, in the areas of data visualisation and in the application of linked
data to leverage the semantic web for scholarly humanities research. This
workshop will combine a day of hands-on practical application with master
classes and lectures and a day long symposium drawing together academic and
industry practitioners.

Themes will include:

• Data Visualisation and Data Analytics for Digital Humanities
• Leveraging Linked Data and the Semantic Web for Scholarly Research
• IP and Licensing .... 'What You Can and Can't Do With Data'
• Infrastructure and Data Modelling

This event will take place in Dublin and Maynooth from Tuesday 23 October - Thursday 25 October 2012.

Registration and programme details to be announced  http://www.dri.ie/events/
For more information please email dri at ria.ie or phone +353 1 609 0674

        Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 15:42:43 +0100
        From: "Jordan, Timothy" <timothy.jordan at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital and Social Media Conversation
        In-Reply-To: <21D2BBB463B30B48A110DC76EFE9723B31997C521F at KCL-MAIL03.kclad.ds.kcl.ac.uk>

Two events:


Digital and Social Media: a debate

Thursday 24 May 2012, 6:00pm
The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London

Digital media technologies and their cultural, social and political impacts

This debate will address developments in digital technologies that are shaping the public and private life of societies and citizens, and re-organizing cultural and political relations.

 *   What kinds of digital technologies will emerge in the next 50 years – and what kind of technologies should we create?
 *   How can we better understand the potential cultural, social and political impacts of these technologies?
 *   Is the digital revolution producing a new cultural cleavage between the arts and sciences?  What kinds of convergence can be, or should be developed?

This conversation brings together computer scientists, communications, media and cultural theorists, sociologists, and artists to explore whether the old divide between the 'two cultures' of art and science is now re-inscribed in digital terms.


Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts. 


Professor Helga Nowotny, President of the European Research Council and Emerita Professor of Social Studies of Science, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). 

Professor Jodi Dean, Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York, and Erasmus Professor of the Humanities in the Faculty of Philosophy at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. 

Professor Tom Rodden, Professor of Interactive Systems at the Mixed Reality Laboratory at the University of Nottingham. 

See http://www.sussex.ac.uk/fiftyyears/sussexconversations/digital for more information.


"Exploitation in Digital Networks" 
Professor Jodi Dean
Anatomy Theatre Museum
King's College London
23 May 2012 

For more information see http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/ddh/eventrecords/exploitation.aspx

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