[Humanist] 29.360 events: DHSI Colloquium; KR Doctoral Consortium
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 360.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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 From: "James O'Sullivan" <josullivan.c at gmail.com> (62)
Subject: CFP: DHSI Colloquium 2016
 From: Ivan José Varzinczak <ijv at acm.org> (70)
Subject: KR 2016 Doctoral Consortium
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2015 23:40:26 +0100
From: "James O'Sullivan" <josullivan.c at gmail.com>
Subject: CFP: DHSI Colloquium 2016
Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2016
Call for Papers
Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the Digital
Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium, to be held in June 2016 at the
University of Victoria. Open to all DHSI attendees, the DHSI Colloquium
offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging,
collegial atmosphere. Submissions are peer-reviewed, with participants
subsequently invited to contribute to a DHSI-themed special issue in an
We invite proposals of 300-500 words for these presentations. Proposals may
focus on any topic relating to the wider Digital Humanities. Topics may
include, but are not limited to, the scholar’s role in personal and
institutional research projects, tool application and development,
perspectives on Digital Humanities implications for the individual’s own
research and pedagogy, reports on activities from the field, etc.
Submissions are welcome from emerging and established scholars alike,
including, but not limited to, faculty, graduate students, early career
scholars and humanities scholars who are new to the Digital Humanities;
librarians, and those in cultural heritage, alt-academics, academic
professionals, and those in technical programs.
Submissions are welcome across a number of formats. In your abstract,
please indicate which format you would prefer, but note that, due to
scheduling requirements, not all preferences can be accommodated:
Contributors have 10 minutes to complete the presentation of completed
research / projects
Short Paper Presentations
Contributors have 5 minutes to complete high-impact presentations
Poster Session (June 10th only)
Contributors display A1 landscape posters at a conference reception
This year, there will also be two sessions dedicated to the following
Gender and the Digital Humanities (Week 1)
Building an Inclusive DH Community (Week 2)
If you would like to submit to one of these themed sessions, please
indicate your preference in the relevant section of the submission form.
The Colloquium will run throughout the duration of DHSI, so please indicate
which week(s) you will be in attendance. The only poster session will be
held on June 10th, and will also feature poster presenters from the ELO
Please submit abstracts via http://goo.gl/forms/CqQlMoNG4Z. The submission
system will automatically close on December 23, 2015, at 8:00pm PST
(UTC-8). Submissions will be peer-reviewed, with authors being notified by
early February 2015.
For more information, contact James O’Sullivan (josullivan.c at gmail.com)
and/or Mary Galvin (galvin.mg at gmail.com).
ABOUT DHSI: The Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of
Victoria provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about
new computing technologies, and how they are influencing the work of those
in the Arts, Humanities and Library communities. The Institute incorporates
intensive coursework, seminar participation, and lectures. During DHSI, we
share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in applying advanced
technologies to our teaching, research, dissemination, and preservation.
For more information see www.dhsi.org.
*James O'Sullivan *
New Binary Press: http://newbinarypress.com
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2015 00:24:07 +0000
From: Ivan José Varzinczak <ijv at acm.org>
Subject: KR 2016 Doctoral Consortium
KR 2016 DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM
Call for Applications
Cape Town, South Africa
25-29 April 2016
The 15th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and
Reasoning (KR 2016) invites PhD students to apply for the Doctoral Consortium
1) AIMS AND SCOPE
The Doctoral Consortium (DC) is a student mentoring program that introduces
students to senior researchers with similar research interests. The aims of
the consortium are:
- to provide a forum for students to present their current research, and receive
feedback from other students and senior researchers;
- to promote contacts among PhD students working in similar areas;
- to support students with information and advice on academic, research and
The DC is intended for PhD students who have a specific research proposal
and some preliminary results, but who have sufficient time prior to completing
their dissertation to benefit from the consortium experience. Preference will
be given to students satisfying these criteria, but well-motivated applications
from students who are at earlier or later stages of their doctoral studies will
still be considered.
2) STUDENT SPONSORSHIPS
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, KR will provide registration and
accommodation for selected students. We expect to be able to provide support for
all Doctoral Consortium participants that volunteer to help with local organization.
Additionally, there is dedicated NSF funding to help cover the travel costs of
Doctoral Consortium participants from US universities.
More details on student support can be found on the KR website.
3) APPLICATION SUBMISSION
Applications must be submitted by email to the following address: kr2016dc at gmail.com
Each application must contain the following materials:
- Thesis summary. A description of the problem being addressed, your motivation for
addressing the problem, proposed plan of research, the progress to date (what you
have already achieved and what remains to be done), and related work. It must be
four pages maximum in AAAI style (http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php).
- Curriculum Vitae. A description of your background and relevant experience (research,
- Letter of recommendation. A letter from your thesis advisor that states that he/she
supports your participation in the DC.
- Indication of whether you request a sponsored studentship, and if so, whether you
volunteer to help with local organization during KR, DL, and NMR.
Optionally, you can suggest 3-5 potential mentors with similar research interests as you,
who could give you good advice on technical aspects of your work, and/or your career.
The most preferred way of submission is to combine the thesis summary and the letter of
recommendation (and, optionally, the list of suggested mentors) into a single PDF document.
If you cannot do that, archive the documents into a single zip file.
4) IMPORTANT DATES
- 21 December 2015: Deadline for application
- 15 January 2015: Acceptance notification
- 25-29 April 2015: Doctoral consortium
For further information, please contact the Doctoral Consortium chairs:
Meghyn Bienvenu, CNRS (meghyn.bienvenu at lirmm.fr)
Joohyung Lee, Arizona State University (joolee at asu.edu)
Ivan José Varzinczak
Department of Computer Science - Institute of Mathematics
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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