[Humanist] 27.493 events: iConference; AI; social organization

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Thu Oct 31 08:00:09 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 493.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Compaso Compaso <compaso at COMPASO.EU>                      (69)
        Subject: CfP: Stories in social organization

  [2]   From:    "ecai2014 at guarant.cz" <ecai2014 at guarant.cz>               (33)
        Subject: ECAI 2014 call for papers

  [3]   From:    Mats Dahlström <Mats.Dahlstrom at hb.se>                    (47)
        Subject: iConference 2014: registration call

        Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:28:36 +0200
        From: Compaso Compaso <compaso at COMPASO.EU>
        Subject: CfP: Stories in social organization

Journal of Comparative Research in Sociology and Anthropology

Call for Papers: Stories in social **organisation*

Social organization relies, among others, on accounts of action, involving
the use of social categories and vocabularies of motive (Mills, 1940) to
portray meaningful characters engaged in intelligible missions. Stories are
often used in accounts, offering a valuable form for rendering experience

We invite contributions that explore the use of stories for social
organization, at multiple levels and in various settings (De Fina &
Georgakopoulou, 2012).

Some of the research questions that may guide reflections include, without
being limited to, the following:

-                 How are stories produced in conversation? How do speakers
organize talk sequentially to mark the delivery of stories (Jefferson,
1978; Stokoe & Edwards, 2006), and how do they respond to storytelling?

-                 What types of actions can be accomplished through story
formatted sequences and what are their affordances compared to other
formatting options (Sidnell, 2010)?

-                 How can we analyze stories by taking into account the
social interaction in which their authors are involved (Norrick, 2007)? How
are ‘small stories’ (Georgakopoulou, 2006, 2007) designed for situated
exchanges, and what are their interactional effects?

-                 How are stories used in organizational settings
(Blazkova, 2011)? How are stories resources for concerted action in
organizations, portraying types of members, or actions that are possible,
impossible, Quixotescue, or heroic?

-                 How is storytelling learned, and how is it adapted to
various stages and settings of life (Bruner, 1990)? How do adults tell
stories to children, and how do children tell stories to adults? How is
storytelling institutionally organized – in courtrooms, in hospitals, in
schools, at workplaces?

-                 How are selves sustained through storytelling (Dennett,

-                 How are stories used for identity making (Schwalbe &
Mason-Schrock, 1996)  and display, including gender or age performances
(West & Zimmerman, 1987; Laz, 1998) ?


Blazkova, H. (2011). Telling Tales of Professional Competence: Narrative in
60-Second Business Networking Speeches. Journal of Business Communication,
48(4), 446–463.

Bruner, J. S. (1990). Acts of Meaning. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

De Fina, A., & Georgakopoulou, A. (2012). Analyzing Narrative. Cambridge,
UK: Cambridge University Press.

Dennett, D. (1992). The self as a center of narrative gravity. In F.
Kessel, P. Cole, & D. Johnson (Eds.), Self and Consciousness: Multiple
Perspectives (pp. 103–115). Hillsdale: Erlbaum.

Georgakopoulou, A. (2006). Thinking big with small stories in narrative and
identity analysis. Narrative Inquiry, 16(1), 122–130.

Georgakopoulou, A. (2007). Small Stories, Interaction and Identities.
Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Jefferson, G. (1978). Sequential aspects of storytelling in conversation.
In J. Schenkein (Ed.), Studies in the Organisation of Conversational
Interaction (pp. 219–248). New York: Academic Press.

Laz, C. (1998). Act Your Age. Sociological Forum, 13(1), 85–113.

Mills, C. W. (1940). Situated Actions and Vocabularies of Motive. American
Sociological Review, 5(6), 904–913.

Norrick, N. (2007). Conversational storytelling. In D. Herman (Ed.), The
Cambridge Companion to Narrative (pp. 127–141). Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press.

Schwalbe, M. L., & Mason-Schrock, D. (1996). Identity work as group
process. Advances in Group Processes, 13, 113–147.

Sidnell, J. (2010). Conversation Analysis: An Introduction. Oxford:

Stokoe, E. H., & Edwards, D. (2006). Story formulations in
talk-in-interaction. Narrative Inquiry, 16(1), 56–65.

West, C., & Zimmerman, D. H. (1987). Doing gender. Gender & Society, 1(2),

        Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:13:00 +0000
        From: "ecai2014 at guarant.cz" <ecai2014 at guarant.cz>
        Subject: ECAI 2014 call for papers

ECAI'14 Call for Papers

The Twenty-first European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
18–22 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
www.ecai2014.org http://www.ecai2014.org/

The biennial European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) is Europe's premier archival venue for presenting scientific results in AI. Organised by the European Coordinating Committee for AI (ECCAI), the ECAI conference provides an opportunity for researchers to present and hear about the very best research in contemporary AI. As well as a full programme of technical papers, ECAI'14 will include the Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems conference (PAIS), the Starting AI Researcher Symposium (STAIRS), the International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML), and an extensive programme of workshops, tutorials, and invited speakers. (Separate calls are issued for PAIS, STAIRS, RuleML, tutorials, and workshops.)

ECAI'14 will be held in the beautiful and historic city of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. With excellent opportunities for sightseeing and gastronomy, Prague promises to be a wonderful venue for a memorable conference.

This call invites the submission of papers and posters for the technical programme of ECAI'14.

High-quality original submissions are welcome from all areas of AI; the following list of topics is indicative only.

• Agent-based and Multi-agent Systems
• Constraints, Satisfiability, and Search
• Knowledge Representation, Reasoning, and Logic
• Machine Learning and Data Mining
• Natural Language Processing
• Planning and Scheduling
• Robotics, Sensing, and Vision
• Uncertainty in AI
• Web and Knowledge-based Information Systems
• Multidisciplinary Topics

Both long (6-page) and short (2-page) papers can be submitted. Whereas long papers should report on substantial research results, short papers are intended for highly promising but possibly more preliminary work. Short papers will be presented in poster form. Rejected long papers will be considered for the short paper track.

Submitted papers must be formatted according to ECAI'14 guidelines and submitted electronically through the ECAI'14 paper submission site. Full instructions including formatting guidelines and electronic templates are available on the ECAI'14 website.

Paper submission: 1 March 2014
Author feedback: 14–18 April 2014
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 9 May 2014
Camera-ready copy due: 30 May 2014

The proceedings of ECAI'14 will be published by IOS Press.

Conference Secretariat
GUARANT International
Na Pankráci 17
140 21 Prague 4
Tel: +420 284 001 444, Fax: +420 284 001 448
E-mail: ecai2014 at guarant.cz<mailto:ecai2014 at guarant.cz>
Web: www.ecai2014.org http://www.ecai2014.org/

        Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:25:39 +0100
        From: Mats Dahlström <Mats.Dahlstrom at hb.se>
        Subject: iConference 2014: registration call
        In-Reply-To: <20131019055159.CF6225F67 at digitalhumanities.org>

iConference 2014: Early-bird registration available through Dec. 15,
4-7 March, 2014, Berlin, Germany

Registration is now open for iConference 2014, with discounted early
rates available through December 15; standard rates apply thereafter.
Register now for the lowest available rate! 

iConference 2014 will bring together scholars and researchers from
around the world who share a common concern about critical information
issues in contemporary society. This is our ninth annual conference and
the first to be held in Europe. Organized under the banner ‘Breaking
Down Walls | Culture, Context, Computing, iConference 2014 will
provide an inspiring sense of community, high quality research
presentations, and myriad opportunities for engagement. All information
field practitioners are welcome; affiliation with a member-iSchool is
not required.

Highlights include:
-- A compelling program of peer-reviewed Papers, Notes, and
-- Thought-provoking Workshops and Sessions for Interaction and
-- Keynote addresses from Tony Hey of Microsoft Research and
Melissa Terras of the Department of Information Studies, University
College London.
-- Myriad opportunities for socializing and networking with premier
thinkers in the information field. Social events include our Opening
Reception at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, private gala dinner at the
world-renowned Naturkunde Museum Berlin, two networking-oriented Poster
Sessions, a Farewell Reception, and multiple shared meals and breaks
-- Unique opportunities for career mentoring and growth, including
a Doctoral Colloquium (invitation only), an Early Career Colloquium
(open to all) and a Professional Development Seminar (also open to
-- A Social Media Expo presented by iSchool student teams and
sponsored by Microsoft Research.
-- The opportunity to personally experience Berlin, one of the most
historic and compelling cities in Europe.

iConference 2014 is presented by the iSchools organization and hosted
by The Berlin School of Library and Information Science at
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; the program is administered by the Royal
School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen. The
presenting sponsor is Microsoft Research, with additional funding from
De Gruyter and Springer. The conference takes place 4-7 March, 2014.

More at http://ischools.org/the-iconference/hp

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