[Humanist] 26.656 events: big data & arts; publishing; play

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Jan 7 07:05:13 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 656.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Panayiota Polydoratou <polydoratou at libd.teithe.gr>        (85)
        Subject: Deadline extension - Elpub 2013 final CfP

  [2]   From:    Theadora Mills <politicsofplay2013 at gmail.com>             (53)
        Subject: Reminder: CFP Politics of Play Deadline Jan 15

  [3]   From:    Doug Reside <dougreside at gmail.com>                        (47)
        Subject: CFP: Big Data and the Performing Arts

        Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2013 16:15:10 +0200
        From: Panayiota Polydoratou <polydoratou at libd.teithe.gr>
        Subject: Deadline extension - Elpub 2013 final CfP

Since a few days back we have received several inquiries about moving 
the submission deadline for the Elpub  2013 conference. In order to 
comply with this request we have decided to move the deadline a few days 
forward to the 20^th of January. We hope this will give everybody 
sufficient time to complete papers for submission.

Best Regards,

Panayiota Polydoratou,

Program Committee Chair

*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 

--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 20, 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 

        Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2013 11:26:13 -0500
        From: Theadora Mills <politicsofplay2013 at gmail.com>
        Subject: Reminder: CFP Politics of Play Deadline Jan 15

*Call for Papers: Intersections/Cross-Sections Conference Politics of Play*

*Submission Deadline: January 15, 2013*

*Conference Date: March 23, 2012*

The York and Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture is
excited to announce an open call to graduate students to submit research
presentations, workshops and artworks for Intersections/Cross-Sections 2013:
Politics of Play.

This one-day Symposium and Art Exhibition will focus around the critical
examination of the concept of play, approached from a variety of
perspectives. With an interdisciplinary lens focused on intersections
between politics and play cultures, the 2013 edition of Intersections will
feature a relaxed, playful and interactive atmosphere where graduate
students can engage in dialogue about their research, present workshops and
exhibit artworks.

“Play is the primary formative element in human culture” - Johan

Parallel to the rise of digital game culture, scholarly investigations of
politics, economics, artistic practice, pedagogy, and media representation
have drawn from the metaphor of play.  In order to facilitate
interdisciplinary investigation, the Communication and Culture Graduate
Student Association would like to invite graduate students to submit
research presentations, workshops,  and artworks exploring the concept. 
Possible topics include, but are not limited to, politics, art & literature,
technology, geography,  pedagogy, activism, science & nature, digital media,
entertainment, popular culture, game studies, performance, history,
linguistics, political economy, fan & participatory cultures, architecture,
sport &leisure, and more. In order to foster lively dialogue, we invite
proposals from any discipline.

Questions we will focus on include but are not limited to:

How do conceptions of play change, adapt and inform social, cultural and
political practice?

How does IP regulate, sanction, and create new forms of play?

How does play articulate itself through nationalism?

Does play facilitate change through resistance cultures?

How does  play facilitate different types of learning?

Our Symposium and Exhibition will take place on March 23rd, 2013 at Bento
Miso, a collaborative workspace in Toronto's Queen West district.

* *

*Submission Guidelines: *Artworks spanning print, new media, video, audio,
games, and performance will be considered. We encourage interactive
game-oriented artworks.

* Maximum Presentation Abstract Length -- 300 words.

* Maximum Length for Workshop Proposals – 500 Words.

* Artworks – 500 word description, plus links to video documentation and /
or maximum of 5 images.

(all artwork submissions must include the artwork submission form found at  

*For more information and updates on the Symposium: *

*Please send submissions to:* politicsofplay2013 at gmail.com

*** Attachments:

        Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2013 22:25:36 -0500
        From: Doug Reside <dougreside at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: Big Data and the Performing Arts

I hope that some on this list may be interested in submitting a proposal.


The emergence of large digitized collections of humanities resources
has made it possible to meaningfully address research questions that
previously would have taken many lifetimes to answer. However, theater
historians have undertaken relatively little of this kind of work.

Despite large datasets of digitized theater reviews, industry news,
and production information [cast lists in Playbill Vault or Internet
Broadway Database], theater scholars have by and large continued to do
close readings of texts and events – and have not yet attempted what
Franco Moretti has called distant reading: analyzing not one small set
of texts, but an entire corpus of digitized data.

Some primary examples of large digitized datasets include the Google
Books corpus leading to the Google N-Grams viewer, which allows
researchers to trace the frequency of words and phrases over two
centuries of printed text.

An MIT project is currently mining repositories of digitized sheet
music to uncover patterns in chords and melodic motions over time.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University of Toronto are tracking
articles in historical newspapers published during the Influenza
outbreak of 1918 in order "to understand how newspapers shaped public
opinion and represented authoritative knowledge during this deadly

These projects employ methods similar to those developed for research
in the sciences in order to expand our understanding of topics of
primary interest to humanities scholars.

This field is ripe for exploration. Possible Plenary themes may include:

Thought experiments designed to provoke project proposals
Narratives describing completed or in-progress research
Analysis of the existing digitized corpus of possible interest to
theater scholars
Critiques of the assumptions and methodologies of Big Data research in
the arts and humanities
Applications of cultural data in instruction
Libraries' role in access, storage, and distribution
Participants may wish to examine Franco Moretti's book, Graphs, Maps,
Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History, as well as the Digging
into Data funding program website [sponsored by numerous international
granting bodies]:

Please submit a one-page Proposal as an e-mail attachment by February
15, 2013 to:

Doug Reside, TLA Plenary Chair
Digital Curator of the Performing Arts
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

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