[Humanist] 29.785 events: connections; archives; musicology; language

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 785.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Richard Lewis <richard.lewis at gold.ac.uk>                 (127)
        Subject: CfP: 3rd Intl. Digital Libraries for Musicology workshop,
                New York, Fri 12 Aug 2016

  [2]   From:    Ian Milligan <ianmilligan1 at gmail.com>                     (30)
        Subject: Extended Deadline - Final Call: Archives Unleashed 2.0 - Web
                Archive Hackathon

  [3]   From:    Wybo Wiersma <mail at wybowiersma.net>                       (35)
        Subject: Connected Life at the OII

  [4]   From:    TSD 2016 <xrambous at aurora.fi.muni.cz>                    (160)
        Subject: TSD 2016 - Last Call for Papers

        Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:58:28 +0000
        From: Richard Lewis <richard.lewis at gold.ac.uk>
        Subject: CfP: 3rd Intl. Digital Libraries for Musicology workshop, New York, Fri 12 Aug 2016


3rd International Digital Libraries for Musicology workshop (DLfM 2016)

Friday 12th August

The Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media, Bobst Library, New York University, NY, USA

A satellite event of ISMIR 2016 <https://wp.nyu.edu/ismir2016/>



Many Digital Libraries have long offered facilities to provide
multimedia content, including music. However there is now an ever more
urgent need to specifically support the distinct multiple forms of
music, the links between them, and the surrounding scholarly context,
as required by the transformed and extended methods being applied to
musicology and the wider Digital Humanities.

The Digital Libraries for Musicology (DLfM) workshop presents a venue
specifically for those working on, and with, Digital Library systems
and content in the domain of music and musicology. This includes Music
Digital Library systems, their application and use in musicology,
technologies for enhanced access and organisation of musics in Digital
Libraries, bibliographic and metadata for music, intersections with
music Linked Data, and the challenges of working with the multiple
representations of music across large-scale digital collections such
as the Internet Archive and HathiTrust.

This, the third Digital Libraries for Musicology workshop, is a
satellite event of the annual International Society for Music
Information Retrieval (ISMIR) conference, and in particular encourages
reports on the use of MIR methods and technologies within Music
Digital Library systems when applied to the pursuit of musicological


DLfM will focus on the implications of music on Digital Libraries and
Digital Libraries research when pushing the boundaries of contemporary
musicology, including the application of techniques as reported in
more technologically oriented fora such as ISMIR and ICMC.

This will be the third edition of DLfM following a very successful and
well received workshop at Digital Libraries 2014, and then at JCDL
2015, giving an opportunity for the community to present and discuss
recent developments that address the challenges of effectively
combining technology with musicology through Digital Library systems
and their application.

The workshop objectives are:

 - to act as a forum for reporting, presenting, and evaluating this
   work and disseminating new approaches to advance the discipline;
 - to create a venue for critically and constructively evaluating and
   verifying the operation of Music Digital Libraries and the
   applications and findings that flow from them;
 - to consider the suitability of existing Music Digital Libraries,
   particularly in light of the transformative methods and
   applications emerging from musicology, large collections of both
   audio and music related data, ‘big data’ method, and MIR;
 - to set the agenda for work in the field to address these new
   challenges and opportunities.


Topics of interest for the workshop include but are not limited to:

 - Music Digital Libraries.
 - Applied MIR techniques in Music Digital Libraries and musicological
   investigations using them.
 - Techniques for locating and accessing music in Very Large Digital
   Libraries (e.g. HathiTrust, Internet Archive).
 - Music data representations, including manuscripts/scores and audio
 - Interfaces and access mechanisms for Music Digital Libraries.
 - Digital Libraries in support of musicology and other scholarly
   study; novel requirements and methodologies therein.
 - Digital Libraries for combination of resources in support of
   musicology (e.g. combining audio, scores, bibliographic,
   geographic, ethnomusicology, performance, etc.)
 - User information needs and behaviour for Music Digital Libraries.
 - Identification/location of music (in all forms) in generic Digital
 - Mechanisms for combining multi-form music content within and
   between Digital Libraries and other digital resources.
 - Information literacies for Music Digital Libraries.
 - Metadata and metadata schemas for music.
 - Application of Linked Data and Semantic Web techniques to Music
   Digital Libraries, and for their access and organisation.
 - Optical Music Recognition.
 - Ontologies and categorisation of musics and music artifacts.


We invite full papers (up to 8 pages) or short and position papers (up
to 4 pages). Papers will be peer reviewed by 2-3 members of the
programme committee.

Please produce your paper using the ACM template and submit it in
draft to DLfM on EasyChair by 20th May 2016 and the final version
before 27th May 2016 (see IMPORTANT DATES).

Accepted papers will be included in our proceedings. Previous
proceedings have been published in the ACM ICPS series, and can be
found in the ACM Digital Library.

All submitted papers must:

 - be written in English;
 - contain author names, affiliations, and email addresses;
 - be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings template with a
   Type 1 font no smaller than 9pt;
 - be in PDF (make sure that the PDF can be viewed on any platform),
   and formatted for A4 size.

It is the authors' responsibility to ensure that their submissions
adhere strictly to the required format. Submissions that do not comply
with the above guidelines may be rejected without review.

Please note that at least one author from each accepted paper must
attend the workshop to present their work, and in addition must be
registered for the workshop by a date, preceding the camera ready
deadline, which will be confirmed in due course (see IMPORTANT DATES

ACM template: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates
Submissions: TBC
Contact email: TBC


Draft paper / abstract submission deadline: 20th May 2016 (23:59 UTC-11)
Final paper submission deadline: 27th May 2016 (23:59 UTC-11)
Notification of acceptance: 4th July 2016
Camera ready submission deadline: 26th July 2016 (14:00 UTC)
Workshop: 12th August 2016



Kevin Page, University of Oxford
Ben Fields, Goldsmiths University of London

Publicity and proceedings

Richard Lewis, Goldsmiths University of London

Programme Committee
Richard Lewis
Computing, Goldsmiths' College
t: +44 (0)20 7078 5203
@: lewisrichard
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        Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:31:36 -0400
        From: Ian Milligan <ianmilligan1 at gmail.com>
        Subject: Extended Deadline - Final Call: Archives Unleashed 2.0 - Web Archive Hackathon

***Call for Participation***  ***Deadline Extended to March 21***

Archives Unleashed 2.0: Web Archive Datathon

Library of Congress, Washington DC
14 – 15 June 2016
Travel grants available for US-based graduate students; additional funding will be available for international participants
Applications due March 21 2016


This event is a follow-up to the Archives Unleashed datathon held in March at the University of Toronto Library. With generous funding from the National Science Foundation and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (Canada), we’ve been able to extend the datathon program, and are excited to bring this program to the Library of Congress.

The World Wide Web has a profound impact on how we research and understand the past. The sheer amount of cultural information that is generated and, crucially, preserved every day in electronic form, presents exciting new opportunities for researchers. Much of this information is captured within web archives.

Web archives often contain hundreds of billions of web pages, ranging from individual homepages and social media posts, to institutional websites. These archives offer tremendous potential for social scientists and humanists, and the questions research may pose stretch across a multitude of fields. Scholars broaching topics dating back to the mid-1990s will find their projects enhanced by web data. Moreover, scholars hoping to study the evolution of cultural and societal phenomena will find a treasure trove of data in web archives. In short, web archives offer the ability to reconstruct large-scale traces of the relatively recent past.

While there has been considerable discussion about web archive tools and datasets, few forums or mechanisms for coordinated, mutually informing development efforts have been created. This hackathon presents an opportunity to collaboratively unleash our web collections, exploring cutting-edge research tools while fostering a broad-based consensus on future directions in web archive analysis.

This hackathon will bring together a small group of 20-30 participants to collaboratively develop new open-source tools and approaches to hackathon, and to kick-off collaboratively inspired research projects. Researchers should be comfortable with command line interactions, and knowledge of a scripting language such as Python strongly desired. By bringing together a group of like-minded scholars and programmers, we hope to begin building unified analytic production effort and to continue coalescing this nascent research community.

At this event, we hope to converge on a shared vision of future directions in the use of web archives for inquiry in the humanities and social sciences in order to build a community of practice around various web archive analytics platforms and tools.

Thanks to the generous support of the National Science Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the University of Waterloo’s Department of History, the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science and the University of Waterloo, and the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University, we will cover all meals and refreshments for attendees. We are also providing sample datasets for people to work on during the hackathon, or they are happy to use their own. Included datasets are:

	• the .gov web archive covering the American government domain
	• Canadian Political Parties and Political Interest Groups collection

Those interested in participating should send a 250-word expression of interest and a CV to Matthew Weber (matthew.weber at rutgers.edu <mailto:matthew.weber at rutgers.edu>) by March 21 2016 with “Archives Unleashed” in the subject line. This expression of interest should address the scholarly questions that you will be bringing to the hackathon, and what datasets you might be interested in either working with or bringing to the event. Applicants will be notified by March 30 2016.

We have a limited number of travel grants available for graduate students; preference will be given to those who have not participated in the Archives Unleashed program in the past, although we welcome returning participants. These grants can cover up to $750 in expenses. If you are in an eligible position, please indicate in your statement of interest that you would like to be considered for the travel grant. A letter of support from your graduate supervisor will also strengthen your application.

On behalf of the organizers,

Matthew Weber (Rutgers University), Ian Milligan (University of Waterloo), Jimmy Lin (University of Waterloo)

Ian Milligan
Assistant Professor
Department of History, Faculty of Arts
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1
P 519-888-4567, ext. 32775
C 519-807-7279
Skype: ian.e.milligan

        Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:12:52 +0000
        From: Wybo Wiersma <mail at wybowiersma.net>
        Subject: Connected Life at the OII

Connected Life 2016: Collective Action and the Internet

The Connected Life 2016 team cordially invites you to submit proposals
to participate in our conference at the Oxford Internet Institute
(Oxford University), on the 20th and 21st of June. The deadline is
April 3rd. Connected Life is student-run, and dedicated to sparking
exchange between disciplines and showcasing emerging Internet
research. We welcome students and faculty from all universities and

This year’s theme is Collective Action and the Internet. The
Conference explores how the Internet affects collective action; both
in big social movements, such as the Arab Spring and the Hong Kong
Protests, and in more everyday forms of collaboration. Beyond
submissions on the theme, we warmly welcome any social science topic
related to the Internet.

Our call for papers can be found here:
http://connectedlife.oii.ox.ac.uk/2016conference/call-for-papers/. If
you have any questions or wish to get in touch, please contact
connectedlife at oii.ox.ac.uk or visit our website:

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your submissions,

Wybo Wiersma, Bertie Vidgen & Ilinca Barsan
Connected Life 2016 Conference Chairs
connectedlife at oii.ox.ac.uk, @OXConnectedLife

Connected Life is supported by grants from the Balliol
Interdisciplinary Institute and the ESRC.



: DPhil (PhD) in Social Science of the Internet at Oxford
: http://wybowiersma.net

        Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:34:22 +0000
        From: TSD 2016 <xrambous at aurora.fi.muni.cz>
        Subject: TSD 2016 - Last Call for Papers


Nineteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2016)
              Brno, Czech Republic, 12-16 September 2016


    March 22 2016 ............ Submission of full papers

The submission will be closed during the next working day after the
deadline - for individual extension requirements please contact the
organizers (tsd2016 at tsdconference.org).


    Hinrich Schuetze, University of Munich, Germany
    Ido Dagan, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of
West Bohemia, Pilsen.  The conference is supported by International
Speech Communication Association.

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic


TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in
both spoken and written language processing from all over the world.
Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.  TSD Proceedings
are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation
Index.  Moreover, LNAI series are listed in all major citation databases


Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

    Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
    text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
    specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

    Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
    speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
    alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
    acoustic and language modelling)

    Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
    (morphological and syntactic analysis, synthesis and
    disambiguation, multilingual processing, sentiment analysis,
    credibility analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization,
    authorship attribution)

    Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
    fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

    Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
    extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web,
    knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
    disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

    Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
    (machine translation, natural language understanding,
    question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

    Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
    question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in

    Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
    animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
    and personality modelling)

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly



The conference program will include presentation of invited papers,
oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will
be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow
for additional informal interactions.


Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages
formatted in the LNCS style (see below). Those accepted will be
presented either orally or as posters. The decision about the
presentation format will be based on the recommendation of the
reviewers. The authors are asked to submit their papers using the
on-line form accessible from the conference website.

Papers submitted to TSD 2016 must not be under review by any other
conference or publication during the TSD review cycle, and must not be
previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors'
names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the
author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...",
should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously
showed (Smith, 1991) ...".  Papers that do not conform to the
requirements above are subject to be rejected without review.

The authors are strongly encouraged to write their papers in TeX or
LaTeX formats. These formats are necessary for the final versions of
the papers that will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes.
Authors using a WORD compatible software for the final version must
use the LNCS template for WORD and within the submit process ask the
Proceedings Editors to convert the paper to LaTeX format.  For this
service a service-and-license fee of CZK 2000 will be levied

The paper format for review has to be either PDF or PostScript file
with all required fonts included. Upon notification of acceptance,
presenters will receive further information on submitting their
camera-ready and electronic sources (for detailed instructions on the
final paper format see
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html#Proceedings, Sample File

Authors are also invited to present actual projects, developed
software or interesting material relevant to the topics of the
conference.  The presenters of demonstrations should provide an
abstract not exceeding one page. The demonstration abstracts will not
appear in the conference proceedings.


March 22 2016 ............ Submission of full papers
May 15 2016 .............. Notification of acceptance
May 31 2016 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration
August 8 2016 ............ Submission of demonstration abstracts
August 15 2016 ........... Notification of acceptance for
                           demonstrations sent to the authors
September 12-16 2016 ..... Conference date

Submission of abstracts serves for better organization of the review
process only - for the actual review a full paper submission is

The accepted conference contributions will be published in Springer
proceedings that will be made available to participants at the time
of the conference.


The official language of the conference is English.


The organizing committee will arrange discounts on accommodation in
the 4-star hotel at the conference venue. The current prices of the
accommodation will be available at the conference website.


All correspondence regarding the conference should be
addressed to
    Ales Horak, TSD 2016
    Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
    Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
    phone: +420-5-49 49 18 63
    fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20
    email: tsd2016 at tsdconference.org

The official TSD 2016 homepage is: http://www.tsdconference.org/


Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a
population of almost 400.000 and is the country's judiciary and
trade-fair center. Brno is the capital of South Moravia, which is
located in the south-east part of the Czech Republic and is known
for a wide range of cultural, natural, and technical sights.
South Moravia is a traditional wine region. Brno had been a Royal
City since 1347 and with its six universities it forms a cultural
center of the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London, Munich,
or Eindhoven and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or
Vienna (130 km).

For the participants with some extra time, nearby places may
also be of interest.  Local ones include: Brno Castle now called
Spilberk, Veveri Castle, the Old and New City Halls, the
Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church and crypt of Moravian
Margraves, Church of St.  James, Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul,
Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole, the famous Villa Tugendhat
designed by Mies van der Rohe along with other important
buildings of between-war Czech architecture.

For those willing to venture out of Brno, Moravian Karst with
Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of the Battle of
three emperors (Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz
- Battle by Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz),
Pernstejn Castle, Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice
Chateau, Letovice Chateau, Mikulov with one of the largest Jewish
cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - a town on the UNESCO
heritage list, and many others are all within easy reach.

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