[Humanist] 30.496 events: global/local experiments; DH in Nordic lands; ethics in NLP

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 496.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Christian-Emil Smith Ore <c.e.s.ore at iln.uio.no>           (11)
        Subject: CfP, DHN 2017 Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries,
                EXTENDED DEADLINE: November 25th

  [2]   From:    Shannon Spruit - TBM <S.L.Spruit at TUDELFT.NL>              (35)
        Subject: CfP: First Workshop on Ethics in Natural Language Processing

  [3]   From:    Collin Randall Jennings <collin.jennings at nyu.edu>         (47)
        Subject: Global | Local: Experiments in the Arts and Humanities CFP
                (Conference at Bard College)


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        Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:39:03 +0000
        From: Christian-Emil Smith Ore <c.e.s.ore at iln.uio.no>
        Subject: CfP, DHN 2017 Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries,  EXTENDED DEADLINE: November 25th


Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries,
EXTENDED DEADLINE: November 25th

DHN calls for abstracts for its 2017 conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference is organised by the Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Gothenburg and will be held at the Conference Centre Wallenberg, March 14-16, 2017.

DHN2017 invites submission of abstracts on any aspects of the digital humanities, but we particularly welcome contributions that address "Nordic Textual Resources and Practices", "Visual and Multisensory Representations of Past and Present" and "The Digital, the Humanities and the Philosophies of Technology". Please see the full CFP for more information.
(http://dhn2017.eu/cfp/)

The deadline for submitting poster, papers, panel and pre-conference workshop proposals to the Program Committee is 15 November, 2016.

Click here to submit your proposal(https://www.conftool.net/dhn2017) . You will be transferred to ConfTool where you can create an account and submit your file.

On behalf of the Programme Committee, 

Christian-Emil Ore,
University of Oslo,
Norway


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        Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:21:58 +0000
        From: Shannon Spruit - TBM <S.L.Spruit at TUDELFT.NL>
        Subject: CfP: First Workshop on Ethics in Natural Language Processing


Call for Papers

First Workshop on Ethics in Natural Language Processing

To be held at EACL 2017 in Valencia on April 3 or 4, 2017

https://sites.google.com/site/ethicsinnlp/

Submission deadline: Jan 16, 2017

Overview:

NLP is a rapidly maturing field. NLP technologies now play a role in business applications and decision processes that affect billions of people on a daily basis. However, increasing amounts of data and computational power also mean increased responsibility and new questions for researchers and practitioners. For example, are we inadvertently building unfair biases into our data sets and models? What information is it ethical to infer from user data? How can we prioritize accountability and transparency? What are the big-picture ethical consequences and implications of our work?

This one-day, interdisciplinary workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners in NLP with researchers in the humanities, social sciences, public policy, and law to identify and discuss some of the most pressing issues surrounding ethics in NLP. The focus will be on ethics as it relates to the practice of NLP-i.e., actual uses of NLP technologies-not on general aspects of academic ethics (e.g., conflicts of interest, double blind reviewing, etc.), unless they can be addressed with NLP technologies.

The workshop will consist of

*       invited talks,

*       contributed talks and posters,

*       panel discussions.

Topics of Interest:

We invite submissions by researchers and practitioners in NLP as well as the humanities, social sciences, public policy, and law on any area of NLP related to:

*       Bias in NLP models (e.g., reporting bias, implicit bias).

*       Exclusion and inclusion (e.g., exclusion of certain groups or beliefs, how/when to include stakeholders and representatives for the user population to be served).

*       Overgeneralization (e.g., making false classifications on tasks including authorship attribution, NER, knowledge base population).

*       Exposure (e.g., underrepresentation/overrepresentation of languages or groups).

*       Dual use (e.g., the positive and negative aspects of NLP applications, the close relationship between government and industry interests and NLP research).

*       Privacy protection (e.g., anonymization of biomedical documents, best practices for researchers in industry to ensure the privacy of their users' data, educating the public about how much industry and government may know about them, privacy protection for data annotated with non-linguistic features such as emotion).

*       Any other topic which concerns ethical considerations in NLP.

Paper submission:

Submissions have to be made electronically via the START submission system: https://www.softconf.com/eacl2017/EthNLP/<https://www.softconf.com/eacl2017/EthNLP/)>. Submissions should be in PDF format and anonymized for review. All submissions must be written in English and follow the EACL 2017 formatting requirements (available on the EACL 2017 website: http://eacl2017.org<http://eacl2017.org/>/index.php/calls/call-for-papers<http://eacl2017.org/index.php/calls/call-for-papers>). We strongly advise the use of the LaTeX template files provided by EACL 2017: http://eacl2017.org/index.php/calls/call-for-papers .

*       Each long paper submission must consist of up to eight pages of content, plus two pages for references. Accepted long papers will be given one additional page (i.e., up to nine pages) for content, with unlimited pages for references.

*       Each short paper submission must consist of up to four pages of content, plus two pages for references. Accepted short papers will also be given one additional page (i.e., up to five pages) of content, with unlimited pages for references.

All submissions will be peer reviewed, but authors can opt for non-archival submission, since some journals won't accept work that has been published previously.

Organizing committee:

Dirk Hovy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Margaret Mitchell, Google Research, USA

Shannon Spruit, Technical University Delft, The Netherlands

Michael Strube, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies gGmbH, Germany
Hanna Wallach, Microsoft Research, USA

S.L. Spruit \ Department of Policy, Organisation Law and Gaming \ TU Delft  \  4TU Centre for Ethics and Technology

Visiting address: Room B 2.080, Jaffalaan 5, 2628 BX Delft  \  Postal address: Postbox 5014, 2600 GA Delft
Tel: +31 (0)15 27 87223


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        Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:30:25 -0500
        From: Collin Randall Jennings <collin.jennings at nyu.edu>
        Subject: Global | Local: Experiments in the Arts and Humanities CFP (Conference at Bard College)


Global | Local: Experiments in the Arts and Humanities CFP
Bard College (http://www.bard.edu)
Friday, March 31, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, April 1, 2017 (All day)

The Experimental Humanities (EH) concentration at Bard College, with
support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host a two-day
conference on the theme of global-local experiments in the arts and
humanities. The sciences and the arts have long used experimental methods
to move from local circumstances (or, “deracinated particulars” in Francis
Bacon’s words) to general, global discoveries, knowledge, and modes of
expression. Over two days, this conference will foreground conversations
that address the challenge of negotiating place-specific research and
teaching with the desire for global interactions and exchanges. We hope to
draw in a range of voices on broader questions regarding the challenges
involved in moving across sites and scales of analysis and practice from
different critical and historical perspectives.

Experimental Humanities is Bard’s liberal arts-driven answer to the Digital
Humanities; it is an interdisciplinary scholarly and curricular initiative
that examines how technologies mediate what it means to be human, using
theoretical, historical, and practice-based methods. The conference will
provide an opportunity to ask, what features of this approach and the
approaches of other institutions can be adapted to different educational,
social, and institutional contexts.

Alternating between plenary and parallel sessions, this conference will
consider how the global and local intersect in digital practice and
humanities-based experimentation. We invite proposals on topics, which may
include, but are not limited to:

   - Critical approaches to scale (distant reading, macroanalysis, and so
   on)
   - Inter-institutional pedagogical strategies
   - Site-specific performance and art
   - Uses of social media to connect scholars and students across
   geographical contexts
   - Public history/crowdsourcing projects
   - Visualization methods for producing new perspectives on global-local
   connections
   - Incorporating digital practices and theory within liberal arts
   colleges and in undergraduate settings more broadly

We are especially interested in exploring potential presentation structures
that challenge the traditional academic paper format within the 20 minute
period of the talk. For example, presentations could be a conversation with
a close collaborator, a discussion of the connection between your research
and teaching/collaborations with undergraduate or graduate students, a
performance or exhibition, etc. Submit your proposal, including a 300-word
abstract, for presentations HERE <https://goo.gl/forms/2ZTR6eqMdaGCVu9R2>.

We will be accepting proposals until *January 15, 2017*.

Registration for the conference will open in December 2016. For updates on
the conference, visit: http://eh.bard.edu/conference2017/




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