[Humanist] 27.128 pubs: BBC archive; CFPs for archaeology, interactive design

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Jun 17 23:14:05 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 128.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Willard Mccarty <W.Mccarty at uws.edu.au>                   (141)
        Subject: Call for Short Chapters :: Handbook Computational Science
                and Engineering  Collection :: Blue Herons Editions
                (publisher of peer-reviewed)

  [2]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (21)
        Subject: BBC World Service Archive

  [3]   From:    Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>                   (54)
        Subject: CFP 23 June special issue journal of archaeological method
                and theory: The Connected Past

        Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2013 20:31:14 +0000
        From: Willard Mccarty <W.Mccarty at uws.edu.au>
        Subject: Call for Short Chapters :: Handbook Computational Science and Engineering  Collection :: Blue Herons Editions (publisher of peer-reviewed)
        In-Reply-To: <20130616203109.6104.qmail at webmaildh2.aruba.it>

Call for Short Chapters :: Handbook Computational Science and Engineering
Collection :: Blue Herons Editions (publisher of peer-reviewed)

On an Edited Handbook to be Published by Blue Herons Editions (Computational
Science and Engineering Collection) in 2013. Handbooks with high quality
color printing.

Title: "Scientific Computing, Communicability and Cultural Heritage: Future
Trends in Software and Interactive Design"


The proposal is expected to be 2 - 4 pages, submitted in .doc or .pdf
format, composed of title, author(s) (name, affiliation, phone number, and
e-mail address), extended abstract (background, related work, principal
contributions, references and so on), table of contents, and contact

All contributions should be of high originality, quality, clarity,
significance, impact and not published elsewhere or submitted for
publication during the review period. Main areas are solicited on, but not
limited to (alphabetical order):

:: Advances in Programming Languages and Techniques
:: Applications of Mobile Geographical Information Systems
:: Architectures, Networks and Systems for High-end Computing
:: Artificial Intelligence
:: Augmented Reality
:: Broadcasting Networking Architectures
:: Communicability and Usability Engineering
:: Computational Folkloristics
:: Computational Linguistics
:: Computer Aided Design
:: Computer Animation for Mixed Reality
:: Computer Graphics
:: Computer Science and Computer Engineering Curriculum
:: Computer-Aided Manufacturing
:: Computing in Nanotechnology
:: Cultural and Natural Heritage
:: Cyber Security
:: Data and Knowledge Processing
:: Data Management in the Cloud Computing
:: Data Mining Tools and Software
:: Database and Semantic Web Technologies
:: Development of E-business and Applications
:: Digital Libraries
:: Digital Photography
:: Discursive Analysis for Textual Information Online
:: Distributed Systems for Information Retrieval
:: Dynamic and Static Information for Scientific Visualization
:: E-book
:: E-commerce
:: E-democracy
:: E-entertainment
:: E-health
:: E-job
:: E-journal
:: E-tourism
:: Emerging Technologies and Services for Users with Special Needs
:: Empathy and Inference Theories for International Users
:: Encryption Technologies
:: Engines for Graphics and Virtual Reality
:: Ethics and Aesthetics of the Interactive Contents Online and Off-line
:: Face, Voice and Signature Recognition Systems for Security
:: Geographical Information Systems
:: Geometric and Volume Modelling in Computer Graphics
:: Geospatial Data Management
:: Green Computing
:: Haptic Devices and Techniques
:: Heuristic Evaluation Methods and Techniques
:: Human and Social Factors in Computer Science
:: Human-Computer Communication
:: Human-Computer Interaction
:: Hypermedia Documents and Authoring
:: Hypermedia Sensory Interfaces and Smart Environments
:: ICT and Globalization
:: Image Formation Techniques Image Transfer in Wireless Sensor Networks
:: Image-Based Modeling and Algorithms
:: Information Visualization
:: Innovation through Knowledge Transfer
:: Innovative Technologies for Advertising Online
:: Intelligent Agents and Tutoring Systems
:: Intelligent User Interface
:: Interactive Design
:: Interactive Systems for Users with Special Needs
:: Journalism On-line. Discursive Analysis
:: Languages and Programming Techniques for Artificial Intelligence
:: Legislation for New Technologies
:: Local and Global Design for International Users
:: Management Systems and Software
:: Methodologies for Analysis, Design and Assessment of Interactive Systems
:: Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning
:: Mobile and Wireless Hypermedia Systems
:: Models of Design for Multimedia Systems
:: Multimedia Immersive Networked Environments
:: Multimedia in Vehicular Networks
:: Multimedia Programming
:: New Media and Veracity of the Contents
:: New Technologies in the Communicability Expansion Era
:: Novel Interfaces and Cooperative Design Methods
:: Online Museum
:: Open-Source E-Learning Platforms
:: Parallel Query Processing and Optimization
:: Perceptual Factors in Auditory Coding, Speech Synthesis and Recognition
:: Pervasive Computing
:: Privacy and Security for Outsourcing
:: Programming Models and Environments for Cloud, Cluster and Grid Computing
:: Quality Metrics for Interactive Systems
:: Quantum Computing
:: Reputation Online and Cyber Attacks
:: Robotics and Machine Vision
:: Safety, Security and Privacy of the Information
:: Satellite and Space Communication
:: Science Journalism
:: Scientific Information
:: Scientific Publications
:: Semiotics
:: Social Impact of Culture in Interactive Design
:: Software Architectures for Scientific Computing
:: Software Quality
:: Software Tools for Computer Graphics
:: Strategies and Techniques for Software Testing
:: Technological and Scientific Information Through New Media
:: Technologies and Applications Emerging for Microinformatics Systems
:: Telecommunications
:: Tourism Technology Management
:: Training and Evaluation Methodologies
:: User-Centered Design
:: Virtual Campus and E-learning
:: Virtual Reality
:: Visitor and ICTs Impact Management for World Heritage Sites
:: Visual Effects and Computer-Generated Imagery
:: Visualization Tools and Systems for Simulation and Modeling
:: Web 2.0 and Web 3.0
:: Wireless and New Generation Media
:: Wireless Modeling, Algorithms and Simulation

Main editor: Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, PhD
Editorial assistants: Mary Brie (La Valletta, Malta), Luisa Varela
(Perpignan, France) and Donald Nilson (Oslo, Norway)

Important Dates:

:: Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline: Monday, June 24
:: Proposal Acceptance Due Date: one week, after the submission
:: Full Chapter Submission Deadline: Monday, September 2
:: Planned Publishing Date: September 2013

P.S. In case you are not interested for this handbook, we would be grateful
if you can pass on this information to another interested person you see
fit. Thank you very much.

        Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:52:57 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: BBC World Service Archive
        In-Reply-To: <20130616203109.6104.qmail at webmaildh2.aruba.it>

I thought you might be interested in the experiment that BBC Research & Development is doing to put the BBC World Service radio archive online. The prototype website includes over 50,000 English-language radio programmes from the BBC World Service radio archive spanning the past 45 years, though not all are available to listen to due to rights considerations. You can explore the archive, listen to the programmes and help improve it by adding data. You need to register to use it, you can do so here:


We are running this as an experiment into how to put large media archives online using a combination of algorithms and people. The original descriptive data for the archive was quite sparse so all the programmes have been categorised by a machine listening to the audio, and we are now asking people using the prototype to validate and improve this data to make it better for everyone.

We think it could be a particularly valuable resource for university researchers in many areas so please send this on to any friends or colleagues who you think may find it useful or interesting.

Best wishes
Mark Flashman,
BBC Internet Research and Future Services
Tel: 07739 300 304
Professor Andrew Prescott FRHistS 
Head of Department 
Department of Digital Humanities 
King's College London 
26-29 Drury Lane 
London WC2B 5RL 
+44 (0)20 7848 2651 

        Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 05:41:25 -0700 (PDT)
        From: Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>
        Subject: CFP 23 June special issue journal of archaeological method and theory: The Connected Past
        In-Reply-To: <20130616203109.6104.qmail at webmaildh2.aruba.it>

Hi all,

This is a quick reminder of the 23rd June deadline for extended abstracts
for The Connected Past special issue of the Journal of Archaeological Method
and Theory. The call for submissions to this special issue is now open. So
don’t hesitate any longer and send us that awesome networky paper you have
been working on! As you can gather from the CFP below, we want to have a
focused special issue with solid case studies that illustrate how network
analysis can be useful in archaeology. However, we are really keen to
publish really innovative approaches, things that have not been tried before
by archaeological network analysts. We look forward to reading your

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Tom, Anna, Fiona, Barbara



The Connected Past: critical and innovative approaches to networks inarchaeology

A special issue of Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory

Edited by: Anna Collar, Tom Brughmans, Fiona Coward and Barbara Mills

Over the last decade the number of published archaeological applications of
network methods and theories has increased significantly. A number of research
themes deserve further exploration, however. How do particular archaeological
research contexts drive the selection and adaptation of formal network methods
from the wide range of existing approaches? What is the role archaeological
data can play in network methods? What are the decisions we are faced with when
defining nodes and ties, and what assumptions underlie these definitions? How
can our theoretical approaches be expressed through formal methods
incorporating empirical data? Are network theories and methods compatible? How
can materiality be incorporated within existing network approaches? How can we
deal with long-term network evolution within archaeological research contexts?
This special issue aims to illustrate through innovative and critical
archaeological case studies that these problems can be overcome, and that by
doing so the role of archaeological network analysis within the archaeologist’s
toolbox will become better defined.

This special issue invites well-developed archaeological case studies in
which a network-based method is formulated as the best approach to an
archaeological research question. A key conviction of this special issue is
that theoretical and methodological concerns should be raised through practice.
As such, papers are expected to either develop a critical and detailed
archaeological analysis through commonly applied network-based approaches, or
to illustrate how archaeological research contexts can require the development
or adoption of innovative network techniques. Such a collection of case studies
will illustrate that the network is not an end-product; it is a research
perspective that allows one to ask and answer unique questions of
archaeological relevance.

Please send extended abstracts (1000 words) to connectedpast at soton.ac.uk by
23 June 2013.

Notification of acceptance: July 2013.
Submission of full papers for peer-review to guest editors: 22 September
Submission of revised papers for peer-review to JAMT: 24 November 2013.

Please note that the acceptance of extended abstracts and peer-review by
guest editors is not a guarantee that the paper will be published in the
special issue. Individual papers will have to successfully go through the JAMT
peer-review process before publication can be guaranteed.

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