[Humanist] 27.101 events: heritage; 18C science & technology; palaeography; IT

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Jun 6 22:24:43 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 101.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    "S.J. Schaffer" <sjs16 at CAM.AC.UK>                         (34)
        Subject: Digital Longitude launch event 18 July

  [2]   From:    "Brookes, Stewart" <stewart.brookes at kcl.ac.uk>            (37)
        Subject: DigiPal Symposium: Monday 16th September 2013

  [3]   From:    Séamus Lawless <seamus.lawless at scss.tcd.ie>              (63)
        Subject: Final Call for Papers - ENRICH Workshop at SIGIR 2013

  [4]   From:    Gabriele Civiliene <gabrielemucho at gmail.com>             (136)
        Subject: Re: Call for Papers: Innovative Information Technologies for
                Science, Business and Education IIT -- 2013, Vilnius,

        Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2013 07:57:32 +0100
        From: "S.J. Schaffer" <sjs16 at CAM.AC.UK>
        Subject: Digital Longitude launch event 18 July

Navigating 18th Century Science and Technology: the Board of Longitude
Thursday, 18 July 2013
14:00 - 17:15

Location: SG1, Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge

Cambridge University Library holds the complete papers of the Board of 
Longitude through the eighteenth century until its abolition in 1828. This 
collection throws a vivid light on the role of the British state in 
encouraging invention and discovery, on the energetic culture of technical 
ingenuity in the long eighteenth century, and on many aspects of 
exploration and maritime travel in the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic.

This meeting marks the online release of a digitised version of this 
archive and many related manuscript and printed materials of crucial 
importance for understanding the cultures of travel, invention and inquiry 
in the long eighteenth century. The project has been supported by JISC and 
forms part of the Cambridge Digital Library. This remarkable digital 
archive consolidates resources held at Cambridge University Library as well 
the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, together with detailed metadata 
and contextual resources to place the material within a rich intellectual 

Speakers at the meeting will address the historic importance of the archive 
and of the Board of Longitude, as well as discussing important issues in 
digital humanities and the role of researchers in the production and 
interpretation of such digitised collections.

The meeting will be followed at 17-30 at the Cambridge University Library 
by a reception and the official launch of the online collection.

Confirmed speakers include:
Tim Hitchcock (University of Hertfordshire)
David Philip Miller (University of New South Wales)
Larry Stewart (University of Saskatchewan)
Nigel Thrift (University of Warwick)
Sophie Waring (University of Cambridge) 

A provisional programme will be available soon. The event is free to attend 
but registration is required. Go online at


        Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2013 12:08:53 +0000
        From: "Brookes, Stewart" <stewart.brookes at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: DigiPal Symposium: Monday 16th September 2013

DigiPal One-Day Symposium

Date: Monday 16th September 2013
Venue: King's College London, Strand
Co-sponsor: Centre for Late Antique & Medieval studies, KCL

Dear all,

It is with great delight that the DigiPal team at the Department of Digital
Humanities (King's College London), announce their third Symposium. We've
built up a scholarly camaraderie over the last two years and much look
forward to our annual opportunity to discuss and debate the
computer-assisted study of medieval handwriting and manuscripts. Of course,
we'll need some papers. So…

---How to propose a paper---

Papers of 20 minutes in length are invited on any aspect of digital approaches to the study of medieval handwriting and manuscripts.

The topics below might help guide potential submissions:

• terminology for describing handwriting
• visualisation of manuscript evidence and data
• meaning and mining in palaeography
• automatic letter-form identification
• methods for dating/localising script
• crowd-sourcing in palaeography
• the practical and theoretical consequences of the use of digital images
• examples of research that would benefit from a Digital Humanities (or DigiPal) approach

The above are only serving suggestions, so please don't feel limited to these topics.

To propose a paper, please email a brief abstract (250 words max.) to digipal [at] kcl.ac.uk

The deadline for the receipt of submissions is 10.23pm on Wednesday 3rd July 2013

What is DigiPal?

For more information, please visit our website: digipal.eu
or dive in at the deep end: http://www.digipal.eu/digipal/page/110/

Official DigiPal WARNING. The following may contain scenes of palaeography:

Dr Stewart J Brookes
Research Associate
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London

        Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2013 10:29:43 -0700 (PDT)
        From: Séamus Lawless <seamus.lawless at scss.tcd.ie>
        Subject: Final Call for Papers - ENRICH Workshop at SIGIR 2013
        In-Reply-To: <1369835767.21254.YahooMailNeo at web142605.mail.bf1.yahoo.com>

Final Call for Papers

The First Workshop on the Exploration, Navigation and Retrieval of Information in Cultural Heritage - ENRICH 2013


To be held in conjunction with the 36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference

Workshop date: August 1st, 2013
Location: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Submission deadline: 9th June 2013


ENRICH 2013 has three main goals:

 - to discuss the challenges and opportunities in Information Retrieval research in the area of Cultural Heritage
 - to encourage collaboration between researchers engaged in work in this specialist area of Information Retrieval, and to foster the formation of a research community
 - to identify a set of actions which the community should undertake to progress research in this area

A key challenge facing the curators and providers of digital cultural heritage worldwide is to instigate, increase and enhance engagement with their collections. To achieve this, a fundamental change in the way these artefacts can be discovered, explored and contributed to by users and communities is required. Cultural heritage artefacts are digital representations of primary resources: manuscript collections, paintings, books, photographs etc. The text-based resources are often innately “noisy”, contain non-standard spelling, poor punctuation and obsolete grammar and word forms. The image-based resources often have limited associated metadata which describes the resources and their content. In addition, the information needs and tasks of cultural heritage users are often complex and diverse. This presents a specific set of challenges to traditional Information Retrieval (IR) techniques and approaches.

This workshop will investigate the enhanced retrieval of, and interaction with, cultural heritage collections. We are interested in investigating innovative forms of personalised, multi-lingual IR, which can include

 - IR approaches tailored to cope with the inconsistencies which are common in cultural heritage collections.
 - Content-aware retrieval approaches which respond to the entities and relationships contained within artefacts and across collections. 
 - Personalised IR and presentation. 
 - Community-aware IR approaches which respond to community activity, interest, contribution and experience. 

Such new forms of enhanced IR require rigorous evaluation and validation using appropriate metrics, contrasting digital cultural heritage collections and diverse users and communities. This workshop welcomes submissions which investigate such evaluation, taking into account the specific requirements of the domain. The nature of cultural heritage resources means that content analysis in support of IR is of specific interest. This includes the automated normalisation of historical texts, the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) for entity extraction and metadata generation. 

The ENRICH workshop aims to promote the exchange of ideas between researchers working on the theory and foundations of IR, cross and multi-lingual IR, personalised IR and recommender systems. 

There are numerous research areas that can support such improved retrieval and exploration in the area of cultural heritage. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

 - Multilingual semantic search 
 - Context-aware and semantic recommender systems 
 - Adaptation engines and algorithms for personalised multilingual IR 
 - User modeling and adaptation (e.g. creation and exploitation of individual or stereotypical user profiles) 
 - Content personalisation and personalised result presentation (e.g. beyond the ranked list)
 - Domain modeling 
 - External knowledge resources for IR (e.g. ontologies) 
 - Evaluation methodologies and metrics for personalised multilingual IR 
 - Information Extraction, Data Mining and Natural Language Processing 
 - Social Network Analysis 


We invite researchers to submit two categories of paper: 
Long paper submissions should report on substantial contributions of lasting value. Each accepted long paper will be presented in a plenary session of the workshop program. The maximum length is 8 pages. 
Short paper submissions should discuss exciting new work that is not yet mature enough for a long paper. The presentation may include the demonstration of a system. The maximum length is 4 pages.
Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the workshop.
Accepted papers will have the possibility to include a demonstration of novel applications as part of their presentation

All submissions should be prepared according to the ACM SIG Proceedings Templates, as for all SIGIR submissions. 
For your convenience, you can use the templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX that have been made available on the ACM  website:

The ENRICH Workshop does not use blind reviews, so please include authors’ names and affiliations on your submission. All submissions will receive several independent reviews. 
Submissions must be in PDF format and must be in English. 
All papers must be submitted electronically before the 9th of June 2013 through the EasyChair submission page - https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=enrich2013

ENRICH 2013 will be hosted in the Long Room Hub, the Digital Arts and Humanities Research Institute of Trinity College Dublin - http://www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/. The Long Room Hub is a signature building at the heart of the historic TCD campus. The institute takes its name from the Library's iconic ‘Long Room'. The Long Room Hub is the home of a number of major, EU funded, Digital Humanities research projects, which use the most advanced digital technologies for the democratization of knowledge and also explore new research questions, approaches and methodologies enabled by technological change.

*Important Dates*

Deadline for submission:9th June
Notification of acceptance:28th June
Camera-ready version of papers:8th July
Workshop:1st August


Prof. Séamus Lawless (School of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
seamus.lawless at scss.tcd.ie

Prof. Maristella Agosti (Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy) 
maristella.agosti at unipd.it

Dr. Paul Clough (Information School, University of Sheffield, UK)
p.d.clough at sheffield.ac.uk

Prof. Owen Conlan (School of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) 
owen.conlan at scss.tcd.ie
*Further Information*


        Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2013 16:08:57 +0100
        From: Gabriele Civiliene <gabrielemucho at gmail.com>
        Subject: Re: Call for Papers: Innovative Information Technologies for Science, Business and Education IIT -- 2013, Vilnius, Lithuania
        In-Reply-To: <CAFHuvy3qmBHfew9xWyQtPuRGd=vm_1fAMCc6w-wiw=j-uRhBQA at mail.gmail.com>


14-16 November, 2013 

Vilniaus verslo kolegija (Vilnius Business College) invites scholars and
educators from across to explore and share their knowledge and ideas about
local and global perspectives for digital education and research in the 6th
annual conference Innovative Information Technologies for Science,
Business and Education IIT – 2013. With a strong focus on digital
components across a range of disciplines and issues, this is the first
conference of this kind to take place in Lithuania.

Our main objective is to promote and disseminate the innovative and
state-of-the-art digital technologies and methodologies in scholarly
research and pedagogy across the humanities, social, formal and applied

We hope the event will appeal to a broad scholarly community to lead
further discussion and to exchange knowledge and ideas within and across
disciplines, institutions and borders.



   - Prof. Willard McCarty (Department of Digital Humanities, King’s
   College London, UK, and and Professor, Research Group in Digital
   Humanities, University of Western Sydney, Australia)
   - Dr. Martin Hewings (Freelance author and consultant, Cambridge
   university press, UK)
   - Dr. Øyvind Eide (Department for Digital Documentation, University of
   Oslo, Norway)
   - Assoc. Prof. Luc van Doorslaer (Centre for Translation Studies
   (CETRA), University of Leuven, Belgium)
   - Assoc. Prof. Peter Flynn (Department of Applied Language Studies, KU
   Leuven/Campus Antwerp, Belgium)
   - Dr. Luis Perez Gonzalez (Centre of Translation and Intercultural
   Studies (CTIS), Manchester University, UK)
   - Dr. Rebecca Tipton (Centre of Translation and Intercultural Studies
   (CTIS), Manchester University, UK)
   - Richard Gartner (Centre for e-Research, King's College, London, UK)
   - Janet Zmroczek (Head of European Studies, British Library, UK)
   - Anne Welsh (Department of Information Studies, University College of
   London, UK) 


   - Prof. Habil. Dr. Yuri N. Shunin (ISMA University of Applied Sciences,
   Riga, Latvia)
   - Prof. Dr. Viktor Gopejenko (ISMA University of Applied Sciences, Riga,
   - Assoc. Prof.  Dr. Sergejus Ivanikovas (University of Educational
   Sciences, Vilnius, Lithuania)
   - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kestutis Svirskas (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
   - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dirk Tempelaar (Maastricht University, Netherland)


   - Prof. Habil. Dr. Marga Zivetere (ISMA University of Applied Sciences,
   Riga, Latvia)
   - Prof.  Dr. Tamara Lobanova- Shunina (ISMA University of Applied
   Sciences, Riga, Latvia)
   - Ildar Galikov (Vilnius Business College, Lithuania)

We welcome oral presentations (15-min) as well as poster presentations on
topics that include but are not limited to the following areas:


Sub-section 1A: Digital linguistics and literature:

   - experimental use of digital tools in linguistics and literary studies;
   - corpus stylistics;
   - linguistic annotation, guidelines, standards and software;
   - text encoding, data and metadata;
   - language processing tools;
   - text mining;
   - digital resources for literature;
   - machine& human reading combined;
   - IT in teaching and learning languages, literature and linguistics.

Sub-section 1B: Translation Studies:

   - corpus-based translation studies;
   - machine translation and translation memories;
   - teaching and researching data for translation studies;
   - crowd-sourcing data for translation research;
   - conference interpreting technologies and training;
   - audio-visual translation: cultures, communities and technologies.

Sub-section 1C: Digital librarianship:

   - digital archiving and preservation;
   - digital cataloguing and metadata;
   - digital-based resources for libraries;
   - digital library architecture and software;
   - digital library technical and quality standards.


Sub-section 2A: IT - applied solutions:

   - advanced programming;
   - conceptual modeling and databases;
   - natural language processing;
   - formal analysis and design methods;
   - algorithms and applications;
   - bioinformatics;
   - IT applications for molecular/cluster modeling.

Sub-section 2B: E-tools:

   - E-government;
   - Grid computing systems;
   - High-performance scientific computing;
   - Hardware and computer networks;
   - Security and privacy.


Sub-section 3A: Business process modeling:

   - innovations in management tools;
   - mathematical modeling and statistics for improving organizational
   - business process modeling, analysis and design;
   - information and software systems engineering;
   - social data mining;
   - sentiment analysis.

Sub-section 3B: Virtual learning:

   - collaborative learning;
   - curriculum content design and development;
   - web-based evaluation and assessment;
   - virtual learning environments and issues;
   - e-learning tools.


Registration and proposal submission:

   - Early registration by 1 August 2013
   - Late registration by 1 October 2013

Notification of acceptance two weeks after registration online.

Conference proceedings will be issued as a separate publication in the
journal Innovative Infotechnologies for Science, Business and Education,
N1-2 (2014). The template of full paper is available at


Early registration: Students (PhD, MsSC, MA, MPhil) - € 50; Others - € 90
Late registration: Students (PhD, MsSC, MA, MPhil) - € 70; Others - € 120

The fee includes: Books of programme and abstracts, conference bag, 2
lunches, 4 coffee/tea breaks, 1 dinner on 14 November 2013.


For further details please contact Ms. Deimante Vilcinskaite at email:
deimante at kolegija.lt

Vilnius Business College
Kalvariju str., 125, LT-08221
Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone/Fax: +370 5 2154884
email: infotechnologies at kolegija.lt

website: conf.kolegija.lt  http://www.kolegija.lt/

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