[Humanist] 29.663 events: history & philosophy of programming; DH Benelux

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 663.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Sally Chambers <sally.chambers at ugent.be>                  (24)
        Subject: Last few days: DH Benelux: Call for Proposals

  [2]   From:    Liesbeth De Mol <elizabeth.demol at UGENT.BE>                (87)
        Subject: First CfP HaPoP-3, Paris, 25 June 2016

        Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:19:25 +0100
        From: Sally Chambers <sally.chambers at ugent.be>
        Subject: Last few days: DH Benelux: Call for Proposals

Dear colleagues,

There are still a few days left to submit your proposal for the 3rd DH Benelux conference (http://www.dhbenelux.org/) will take place on 9-10 June 2016, at the City-of-Science-Belval, Luxembourg organised by the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE) and the University of Luxembourg. This year we will be welcoming Stephen Ramsay and Arianna Betti as our keynote speakers. Previous conferences were held in The Hague, The Netherlands (2014) and Antwerp, Belgium (2015).

We invite submissions of abstracts on any aspect of digital humanities: practical experimentation, through theorising, cross- and multidisciplinary work, new and relevant developments. Relevant subjects can be any of—but are not limited to—the following:

*Digital media, digitisation, curation of digital objects
*Software studies, data modeling, information design and tool criticism.
*Text mining and data mining
*Applications of Linked Open Data
*Design and application of algorithms for analysis and visualisation methods
*Critical study and digital hermeneutics of digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, digital games and cyberculture
*Social and economic aspects of digitality and digital humanities
*Stylometry, topic modeling, sentiment mining and other digital technologies
*Pedagogy, teaching, and dissemination of digital humanities
*Human factors in DH technology: user research, crowd-sourcing, citizen science and public humanities
*Geo-humanities, spatial analysis and applications of GIS for Humanities research
*Digital scholarly editing and ePublications
*Virtual Research Environments / Research Infrastructures

The call is open to all colleagues with an interest and enthusiasm for the humanities or digital technology (and ideally both). Submissions are welcome from researchers at all career stages. We particularly encourage PhD students and junior researchers to submit abstracts. We welcome humanities scholars, developers, computer and information scientists as well as librarians, archivists and museum curators. While the conference has a focus on recent advances in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg, we warmly welcome contributions from outside the Benelux.

For DH Benelux 2016 we welcome 4 types of proposals: (a) posters (b) application / tool demonstrations (c) short papers and (d) long papers. Depending on the type of proposal you would like to submit, abstracts should be between 500 and 1000 words. The language of the conference is English.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Sunday 31 January 2016. 

Full details about the Call for Proposal and the conference are available on the DH Benelux website: http://www.dhbenelux.org/

We look forward to receiving your proposals! 

With best wishes,
Sally Chambers and Catherine Jones

On Behalf of the DH Benelux Programme Committee

        Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:22:08 +0100
        From: Liesbeth De Mol <elizabeth.demol at UGENT.BE>
        Subject: First CfP HaPoP-3, Paris, 25 June 2016

Dear all,

I hope the following CfP will be of interest to some of you,

my very best wishes,

Third symposium for History and Philosophy of Programming
June 25, 2016
CNAM, Paris, France

/An affiliated event of CiE 2016 
<https://lipn.univ-paris13.fr/CIE2016/>, Paris/

We are happy to announce the third Symposium for the History and 
Philosophy of Programming. This symposium follows the first 
 http://www.computing-conference.ugent.be/hapop12  and second 
 http://www.computing-conference.ugent.be/hapop2  editions which were 
organized in 2012 and 2014 respectively. It is supported by the 
DHST/DLMPS Commission on the History and Philosophy of Computing 
<www.hapoc.org> and the CNAM  http://www.cnam.fr/ .

One major challenge throughout the history of programming is the 
development of an interface between humans, software and hardware. It 
has been the task of the so-called operating system to: maintain a file 
system; regulate access to resources; synchronize operations; etc. 
Today, Operating Systems are usually equipped with Graphical User 
interfaces (GUI) designed to give the "user" a "friendly" experience 
thus hiding  – and sometimes even rendering inaccessible – much of the 
underlying structure and features of the computing machinery. In which 
way is this changing our relation to machines and what the unintended 
epistemic consequences are, is still to be assessed.

The aim of the current symposium is to offer an opportunity for 
historical and philosophical reflection on operating systems and the 
programs they coordinate. Our approach is interdisciplinarity and 
openness towards different fields relevant to HaPoC. We were and are 
strongly convinced that such trans- and interdisciplinarity is necessary 
if one wants to reflect on a discipline such as computer science with 
its multidimensional nature. The current symposium will be organized in 
a similar manner and invites researchers coming from a diversity of 
backgrounds, including historians, philosophers, logicians and computer 
scientists who want to engage with topics relevant to the history and 
philosophy of programming and more specifically that of operating systems.

Topics of the symposium include but are not restricted to historical and 
philosophical reflections on:

  •    Origin, evolution and future of OSs
  •    Design and Epistemology of User Interfaces
  •    Principles of Data Access, Control and Sharing, especially in 
relation to OSs (e.g. the Bell-La Padula model)
  •    Privacy and Security in OSs
  •    Batch processing and time sharing systems
  •    Models, problems and techniques of concurrency, parallelism and 
distributed systems
  •    Open source vs corporate software
  •    Programming paradigms and techniques (e.g. pair-programming)


We cordially invite researchers working in a field relevant to the main 
topics of the symposium to submit an abstract of 500 words to:


Abstracts must be written in English. Please note that the format of 
uploaded files must be .pdf or .doc.  

In order to access the submission page, the creation of an EasyChair 
account will be required. Please notice that what is called “abstract” 
in the EasyChair “Title, Abstract and Other Information” section 
corresponds to the short abstract of this call, and what is called 
“paper” in the EasyChair “Upload Paper” section corresponds to the 
extended abstract of this call.


Submission deadline: March 31, 2016
Notification of acceptance: April 22, 2016


Daniel Glazman (Disruptive Innovations)
Warren Toomey (Bond University, Australia)

Liesbeth De Mol (CNRS, UMR8163), Raphaël Fournier-S'niehotta (CNAM), 
Baptiste Mélès (CNRS, UMR7117), Giuseppe Primiero (Middlesex University)


Maarten Bullynck (Université de Paris 8)
Martin Campbell-Kelly (University of Warwick)
Liesbeth De Mol (CNRS, UMR 8163 STL)
Gilles Dowek (INRIA, Laboratoire Spécification et Vérification)
Raphaël Fournier-S'niehotta (CNAM)
Jean-Baptiste Joinet (Université Jean Moulin)
Baptiste Mélès (CNRS, UMR 7117 Archives Henri-Poincaré)
Camille Paloque-Berges (CNAM)
Maël Pegny (IHPST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Tomas Petricek (University of Cambridge)
Giuseppe Primiero (Middlesex University)
Jacques Printz (CNAM)

For further information please contact us at: info at hapoc.org

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