[Humanist] 27.527 events: affordances; libraries

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Nov 12 09:42:16 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 527.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Francesca Tomasi <francesca.tomasi at unibo.it>              (76)
        Subject: CfP: 10th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries -
                IRCDL 2014 Padua, 30-31 January 2014

  [2]   From:    Alfred Nordmann <nordmann at PHIL.TU-DARMSTADT.DE>           (31)
        Subject: Conference on affordances, Nov 25 to 27 in Darmstadt

        Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:33:56 +0100
        From: Francesca Tomasi <francesca.tomasi at unibo.it>
        Subject: CfP: 10th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries - IRCDL 2014 Padua, 30-31 January 2014
        In-Reply-To: Message-ID: <02c901cedefb$d0c74180$7255c480$@unibo.it>


10th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries - IRCDL 2014 Padua,
30-31 January 2014   http://ircdl2014.dei.unipd.it/


IRCDL is a yearly deadline for Italian researchers on Digital Libraries
related topics. One of the focus of IRCDL 2014 is on emphasizing the
multidisciplinary nature of the research on digital libraries which not only
goes from computer science to humanities but also crosses among areas in the
same field ranging, for example, from archival to librarian sciences or from
information management systems to new knowledge environments. This is a
continued challenge for the DL field and there is the need to continue to
contribute to improve the cooperation between the many communities that
share common objectives.

Another focus of IRCDL 2014 is on the profound change that is happening on
the world of scientific communication, where the object of scientific
communication is no longer a linear text, although digital, but an
object-centric network that consists of text, data, images, videos, blogs,
etc. This change is likely to change the nature and the role of the Digital
Library and its relationship with the thematic data center. It is vitally
important that this change is presented and discussed at IRCDL 2014.

The aim of IRCDL 2014 is once more to provide the opportunity to explore new
ideas, techniques, and tools, and to exchange experiences also from on-going

Topics include but are not limited to:

Formal and methodological foundations of digital libraries 
DL Architectures and infrastructures 
System interoperability and data integration 
Ontologies and linked data for digital libraries 
Metadata creation, management, and curation 
User interfaces and visualisation 
Information Access, Usability, and Personalization 
Long-term preservation 
Collaborative and adaptive environments 
Social networking and networked information 
Quality and evaluation of digital libraries 
Digital libraries for education and learning
Digital libraries for the evaluation of research quality and scholarly
impact (bibliometric indicators, citation analysis, ...) 
Exploitation of digital cultural heritage collections 
Semantic publishing and digital libraries 
Linking data to publications 
New models for scholarly publishing


Research papers, describing original ideas on those topics and on other
fundamental aspects of digital libraries and technology, are solicited.
Moreover, short papers on early research results, demos, and projects are
also welcome. Research papers presenting original works should not exceed 12
pages, whereas short papers on early research results should not exceed 6
pages, and papers presenting demos or projects should not exceed 4 pages.

Papers should be submitted electronically as a PDF file at:

Submissions must be formatted according to Authors Instructions for
Springer-Verlag LNCS Proceedings. Accepted papers in PDF format will be
published in on-line proceedings (max 12 pages) at the time of the
conference and presented at the conference. After the conference some
selected authors will be invited to submit a revised version of their paper
for a possible inclusion in the post-proceedings volume. The revised version
of each paper must take into account the suggestions and the comments
received during the discussion at the conference; the revised versions are
going to be reviewed by at least two reviewers.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: December 13, 2013

Acceptance Notification: January 10, 2014 Registration deadline: January 17,
2014 Final version submission: January 20, 2014

Conference: January 30-31, 2014

Revised Version Submission: March 28, 2014 Post-proceedings Publication: by
July, 2014


IRCDL 2014 will will be held in the Aula Magna “A. Lepschy” of the
Department of Information Engineering (DEI) of the University of Padua, via
G. Gradenigo 6/b - 35131 Padova, Italy.




        Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:19:14 +0100
        From: Alfred Nordmann <nordmann at PHIL.TU-DARMSTADT.DE>
        Subject: Conference on affordances, Nov 25 to 27 in Darmstadt
        In-Reply-To: Message-ID: <02c901cedefb$d0c74180$7255c480$@unibo.it>

Conference Announcement: "What Affordance Affords"
November 25-27, 2013 - Darmstadt, Germany

The interdisciplinary conference features contributions from the 
perspectives of philosophy, sociology, psychology, science studies, 
economics, architecture and design. It investigates the concept 
‘affordance’, its history and transformations as it traveled through 
different research fields and disciplines. The notion of affordance 
originates and is frequently identified with ecological thinking, it 
appears in considerations about interdependencies and interactions, 
about relational configurations and ontologies. Digital objects, smart 
materials, chemical devices, robots and the human body, geographical 
information systems and neuronal activity, hydrological infrastructure 
and landscape parks – all of these are presented and discussed as 
providing or being affordances. A variety of epistemological positions 
will be defended, different ontological claims advanced and relevant 
background theories invoked. There will be advocates of the notion and 
its heuristic value, and skeptics seeking to critique its current 

Speakers include Adrian Alsmith, Marcel Boumans, Claudia Carello, Harry 
Collins, Karmen Franinović, Hajo Greif, Rom Harré, Harry Heft, Jannis 
Kallinikos, Montana Katz, Irene Klaver, Alexander Koutamanis, Peter 
Kroes and Maarten Franssen, Joel Krueger, Yvonne Latham, Jean-Pierre 
Llored, Lorenzo Magnani, Paul Micklethwaite, Jens Ortmann, Hans Jörg 
Rheinberger, Eran Tal, Michael Turvey, Emre Ugur and Erol Şahin, Cees 
van Leeuwen, Catharine Ward Thompson.

The conference is part of a DFG and ANR-funded project on the genesis 
and ontology of technoscientific objects: www. goto-objects.eu - it has 
been organized by Astrid Schwarz: schwarz at phil.tu-darmstadt.de - if you 
plan to attend, please send a short note to Jutta Braun: 
braun at phil.tu-darmstadt.de

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