[Humanist] 26.53 events: Turing; classical studies; archaeology

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Wed May 30 22:14:33 CEST 2012

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 53.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Toby Burrows <toby.burrows at uwa.edu.au>                    (65)
        Subject: CAA2013 - Call for sessions, roundtables and workshops

  [2]   From:    S B Cooper <pmt6sbc at maths.leeds.ac.uk>                   (101)
        Subject: CiE 2012 Turing Centenary Conference, Cambridge - Final Call

  [3]   From:    Gabriel BODARD <gabriel.bodard at KCL.AC.UK>                 (64)
        Subject: Seminar: Digital Critical Editions of Homer

        Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 12:46:43 +0800
        From: Toby Burrows <toby.burrows at uwa.edu.au>
        Subject: CAA2013 - Call for sessions, roundtables and workshops

Call for Sessions, Roundtables and Workshops Proposals

Across Space and Time
http://caa2013.org http://caa2013.org/

Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology
Perth, Western Australia 25-28th March 2013

The CAA2013 PERTH conference 'Across Space and Time' will be held at the University of Western Australia Club from Monday 25 - Thursday 28 March 2013. Workshops will be held on Monday 25 March on campus.
CAA (Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology) is the premier international conference for all aspects of computing, quantitative methods and digital applications in Archaeology. With a history going back to 1972, CAA encourages participation from scholars, specialists and experts in the fields of archaeology, history, cultural heritage, digital scholarship, GIS, mathematics, semantic web, informatics and members of other disciplines that complement and extend the interests of CAA.
For further information about this exciting interdisciplinary conference see the website http://caa2013.org http://caa2013.org/

Call for sessions
The CAA 2013 Conference Chairs invite proposals for sessions relating to all aspects of computer applications to stimulate discussion and future progress in the application of digital technologies to archaeology and various aspects of cultural heritage.
Sessions, Roundtables and Workshops proposals are now being invited and are due 20 June 2012.

The main themes of the conference are likely to include the following, but may be modified or extended according to the session proposals we receive:
1.    Field and laboratory data recording
2.    Data modelling, management and integration
3.    Linked data and the semantic web
4.    Data analysis and visualisation
5.    3D modelling, visualisation and simulations
6.    Spatio-temporal modelling, GIS and remote sensing
7.    Users and interfaces: education, museums and multimedia
8.    Theoretical issues, and the relation of CAA with the Digital Humanities
9.    Digital Cities, cultural heritage interpretation and modelling the past.

The CAA 2013 Conference organisers invite proposers to read the session guidelines and make their submission accordingly.
Paper sessions:
An explicit aim of the CAA2013 program is to promote networking, knowledge sharing and discussion. In order to do so, there will be a new type of session, called Focus Sessions (see below), which session organisers and presenters are encouraged to consider. Sessions chairs can indicate at this stage if they would like to adopt the Long paper session format, the Focus session format, or a combination of the two. They may wish to approach potentially interested participants as to whether they want to contribute to the developing a proposal.
*  Long paper sessions:
A session of related 20 minute papers. This is an opportunity to present new and ground-breaking research in a conventional presentation and power point format. There will be questions after each session; however, the time limit for the paper need to be strictly adhered to.
*  Focus sessions:
A session consisting of approximately ten thematically related 5 minute key-point presentations, an optional discussion to pull the theme together, followed by a room-based break organised around posters or demonstrations presenting additional information.
We encourage session organisers to think outside the box and consider whether the Focus Sessions would present better networking and learning opportunities rather than traditional Long Paper Sessions.
Roundtables to address a specific topic or issue comprising of up to 10 speakers coordinated by one or more individuals. Papers may be short or long presentations at the discretion of the coordinator(s) but would normally include at least 30 minutes for general discussion from the floor.
We are also inviting submissions for pre-conference workshops to be held on Monday 25 March. Workshops on applied research are welcome. Workshops will normally last 2 - 3 hours and should be scheduled to finish by mid-afternoon in time for the first plenary session of the Conference. Please include some practical work or other active participation of attendees, rather than an extended lecture. In proposing workshops, please indicate any technical facilities required for example, a computer lab or wireless network and whether participants should bring own laptops. Also please indicate the maximum number of participants and any prior knowledge or skills required.

Key Dates
20 June 2012

Sessions, Roundtables and Workshops deadline

09 July 2012

Proposers informed about the status of their proposal

13 July 2012

Accepted proposals will be posted on the CAA2013 Conference webpage

How to Submit
We look forward to receiving your Proposal. Please submit your proposal via the CAA Open Conference System at:
If you do not have a login, please create one at the ACCOUNT tab and select CAA2013. Make sure you check AUTHOR at the bottom of the registration form (if you do not select AUTHOR you will not be able to submit your proposal).
If you had previously logged in the CAA Open Conference System (OCS) for the CAA 2012 Southampton conference, you can log with the same user name and password. Should you have log in problems, use the 'Forgot your password?' link on the LOG IN tab to recover your user name and a new password.
If you have any technical problems in uploading your submission please send an email to submissions at caa2013.org<mailto:submissions at caa2013.org> .

We look forward to seeing your Proposal and seeing you in Perth in 2013.

The Co-Chairs
CAA2013 Perth
Across Space and Time
Contact email: info at caa2013.org<mailto:info at caa2013.org>

Dr Arianna Traviglia
Macquarie University

T +61 (0) 2 9850 8889
E arianna.traviglia at mq.edu.au<mailto:arianna.traviglia at mq.edu.au>

Dr Felicity Morel-EdnieBrown
The University of Western Australia
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Western Australia

M +61 (0) 423 843 639
E felicity.morel at planning.wa.gov.au<mailto:felicity.morel at planning.wa.gov.au>
E felicity.morel-eb at iinet.net.au<mailto:felicity.morel-eb at iinet.net.au>

        Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 11:11:06 +0100
        From: S B Cooper <pmt6sbc at maths.leeds.ac.uk>
        Subject: CiE 2012 Turing Centenary Conference, Cambridge - Final Call forParticipation

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         Computability in Europe 2012: How the World Computes
                      University of Cambridge
                     Cambridge, 18-23 June 2012

CiE 2012 is one of a series of special events, running throughout the Alan
Turing Year, celebrating Turing's unique impact on mathematics, computing,
computer science, informatics, morphogenesis, artificial intelligence,
philosophy and computational aspects of physics, biology, linguistics,
economics and the wider scientific world.

CiE 2012 is planned to be an event worthy of the remarkable scientific
career it commemorates, and will be the largest ever conference centred on
the Computability Theoretic legacy of Turing and his contemporaries. 
Current registrations indicate a final participation approaching 400, with 
over 240 speakers. 

ONLINE REGISTRATION is invited for this historic event.

For registration details, see:



Andrew Hodges (Oxford, Special Public Lecture), Ian Stewart (Warwick,
Special Public Lecture), Dorit Aharonov (Jerusalem), Veronica Becher
(Buenos Aires), Lenore Blum (Carnegie Mellon, The 2012 APAL Lecture),
Rodney Downey (Wellington), Yuri Gurevich (Microsoft, The EACSL Lecture),
Juris Hartmanis (Cornell), Richard Jozsa (Cambridge, jointly organised
lecture with King's College), Stuart Kauffman (Vermont/ Santa Fe), James
Murray (Oxford/Princeton, Microsoft Research Lecture), Stuart Shieber
(Harvard), Paul Smolensky (Johns Hopkins) and Leslie Valiant (Harvard,
jointly organised lecture with King's College).


* Cryptography, Complexity, and Randomness
Chairs: Rod Downey and Jack Lutz
Speakers: Eric Allender, Laurent Bienvenu, Lance Fortnow, Valentine
Kabanets, Omer Reingold, Alexander Shen 

* The Turing Test and Thinking Machines
Chairs: Mark Bishop and Rineke Verbrugge
Speakers: Bruce Edmonds, John Preston, Susan Sterrett, Kevin Warwick, Jiri
Wiedermann + Panel Discussion on Future Directions

* Computational Models After Turing: The Church-Turing Thesis and Beyond
Chairs: Martin Davis and Wilfried Sieg
Speakers: Giuseppe Longo, Peter Nemeti, Stewart Shapiro, Matthew
Szudzik, Philip Welch, Michiel van Lambalgen

* Morphogenesis/Emergence as a Computability Theoretic Phenomenon
Chairs: Philip Maini and Peter Sloot
Speakers: Jaap Kaandorp, Shigeru Kondo, Nick Monk, John Reinitz, James
Sharpe, Jonathan Sherratt

* Open Problems in the Philosophy of Information
Chairs: Pieter Adriaans and Benedikt Loewe
Speakers: Patrick Allo, Luis Antunes, Mark Finlayson, Amos Golan, Ruth
Millikan + Panel Discussion on Future Directions

* The Universal Turing Machine, and History of the Computer
Chairs: Jack Copeland and John Tucker
Speakers: Jack Copeland, Steven Ericsson-Zenith, Ivor Grattan-Guinness, 
Mark Priestley, Bruno Scarpellini, Robert I. Soare, John Tucker

There will be the annual Women in Computability Workshop, supported by a
grant from Elsevier, with contributions from Lenore Blum, Dorit Aharonov
and Ann Copestake.


* Samson Abramsky (Oxford)             * Pieter Adriaans (Amsterdam)
* Franz Baader (Dresden)               * Arnold Beckmann (Swansea)
* Mark Bishop (London)                 * Paola Bonizzoni (Milan)
* Luca Cardelli (Cambridge)            * Douglas Cenzer (Gainesville)
* S Barry Cooper (Leeds, Co-chair)     * Ann Copestake (Cambridge)
* Anuj Dawar (Cambridge, Co-chair)     * Solomon Feferman (Stanford)
* Bernold Fiedler (Berlin)             * Luciano Floridi (Hertfordshire)
* Martin Hyland (Cambridge)            * Marcus Hutter (Canberra)
* Viv Kendon (Leeds)                   * Stephan Kreutzer (Oxford)
* Ming Li (Waterloo)                   * Benedikt Loewe (Amsterdam)
* Angus MacIntyre (London)             * Philip Maini (Oxford)
* Larry Moss (Bloomington)             * Amitabha Mukerjee (Kanpur)
* Damian Niwinski (Warsaw)             * Dag Normann (Oslo)
* Prakash Panangaden (Montreal)        * Jeff Paris (Manchester)
* Brigitte Pientka (Montreal)          * Helmut Schwichtenberg (Munich)
* Wilfried Sieg (Carnegie Mellon)      * Mariya Soskova (Sofia)
* Bettina Speckmann (Eindhoven)        * Christof Teuscher (Portland)
* Peter van Emde Boas (Amsterdam)      * Jan van Leeuwen (Utrecht)
* Rineke Verbrugge (Groningen)

ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Arnold Beckmann (Swansea), Luca Cardelli
(Cambridge), S Barry Cooper (Leeds), Ann Copestake (Cambridge), Anuj 
Dawar (Cambridge, Chair), Bjarki Holm (Cambridge), Martin Hyland 
(Cambridge), Benedikt Löwe (Amsterdam), Arno Pauly (Cambridge), 
Andrew Pitts (Cambridge)

The conference is sponsored by the ASL, EACSL, EATCS, Elsevier, the IET,
IFCoLog, King's College Cambridge, IOS Press, Springer, Science Magazine, 
The University of Cambridge and Microsoft Research.

For a small poster to download and display:

Contact: cie-2012 at cl.cam.ac.uk


        Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 15:10:29 +0100
        From: Gabriel BODARD <gabriel.bodard at KCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: Seminar: Digital Critical Editions of Homer

Institute of Classical Studies Digital Classicist Seminar 2012

Friday June 1st at 16:30
Room G37, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Chiara Salvagni (KCL)
Digital Critical Editions of Homer

I intend to discuss how the scholia to the Odyssey of Homer can be 
encoded in order to be part of a digital edition of the first book of 
the Odyssey, with special concern for their critical apparatus, starting 
with an analysis of how a printed edition of the scholia works. I will 
take into account the possibility of using the Open Source Critical 
Edition methodological framework for my work on the Odyssey, and the 
specific characteristic of the Homeric text, its oral origin and the 
Homeric question on the existence or non existence of Homer.

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information please contact Gabriel.Bodard at kcl.ac.uk, 
Stuart.Dunn at kcl.ac.uk, S.Mahony at ucl.ac.uk, or see the seminar website at 

*Full 2012 Programme*

June 1	Chiara Salvagni (KCL), Digital Critical Editions of Homer (G37)

June 8	Jari Pakkanen (RHUL), Pattern detection in archaeological data: 
quantum modelling, Bronze Age Aegean lead weights and Greek Classical 
Doric architecture (G37)

June 15	Angeliki Chrysanthi (Southampton), A visitor-sourced methodology 
for the interpretation of archaeological sites (Court Room)

June 22	Alejandro Giacometti, Lindsay MacDonald (UCL) & Alberto 
Campagnolo (University of the Arts), Cultural Heritage Destruction: 
Documenting Parchment Degradation via Multispectral Imaging (G37)

June 29	Marco Buchler & Gregory Crane (Leipzig), Historical Text Re-use 
Detection on Perseus Digital Library (G37)

July 6 	Charlotte Tupman (KCL), Digital epigraphy beyond the Classical: 
creating (inter?)national standards for recording modern and early 
modern gravestones (G22/26)

July 13	Maggie Robb (KCL), Digitising the Prosopography of the Roman 
Republic (G37)

July 20	Paolo Monella (Centro Linceo, Roma), In the Tower of Babel: 
modelling primary sources of multi-testimonial textual transmissions (G37)

All papers will be recorded and offered as a podcast or download from 

Dr Gabriel BODARD
(Research Associate in Digital Epigraphy)

Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Email: gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1388
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980


Dr Gabriel BODARD
(Research Associate in Digital Epigraphy)

Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Email: gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1388
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980


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