[Humanist] 22.677 events: NLP for digital libraries; CS & the humanities; museums & the web

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Apr 8 10:23:43 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 677.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>         (112)
        Subject: InterFace, 9-10 July 2009

  [2]   From:    Luca Dini <dini at celi.it>                                  (24)
        Subject: CFP Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries

  [3]   From:    j trant <jtrant at archimuse.com>                            (49)
        Subject: MW2009: Advance Registration Deadline Apr. 8, 2009

        Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2009 14:50:08 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: InterFace, 9-10 July 2009

1st National Symposium for Humanities and Technology
Avenue Campus, University of Southampton
9-10 July 2009

InterFace is a new type of annual event. Part conference, part workshop,
part networking opportunity, it will bring together postdocs, early
career academics and postgraduate researchers from the fields of
Information Technology and the Humanities in order to foster
cutting-edge collaboration. As well as having a focus on Digital
Humanities, it will also be an important forum for Humanities
contributions to Computer Science. The event will furthermore provide a
permanent web presence for communication between delegates both during,
and following, the conference.

Delegate numbers are limited to 80 (half representing each sector) and
all participants will be expected to present a poster or a 'lightning
talk' (a two minute presentation) as a stimulus for discussion and
networking sessions. Delegates can also expect to receive illuminating
keynote talks from world-leading experts, presentations on successful
interdisciplinary projects, 'Insider's Guides' and workshops. The
registration fee for the twoday event is £30. For a full overview of the
event, please visit the website.

Paper Submissions:

If you are interested in attending, please submit an original paper, of
1500 words or less, describing an idea or concept you wish to present.
Please indicate whether you would prefer to produce a poster or perform
a 2-minute lightning talk. Papers must be produced as a PDF or in
Microsoft Word (.doc) format and submitted through our EasyChair page:

- Register for an easy chair account: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/
- Log in: https://www.easychair.org/?conf=interface09
- Click New Submission at the top of the page and fill in the form.
Make sure you:
- Select your preference of lightning talk or poster.
- Select whether you are representing humanities or technology.
- Attach and upload your paper.

If you encounter any problems, please e-mail
submissions at interface09.org.uk A number of travel bursaries may be
available to successful applicants - if you would like to be considered
for one, please email bursaries at interface09.org.uk and provide grounds
for consideration.

Papers should focus on potential (and realistic) areas for collaboration
between the Technology and Humanities Sectors, either by addressing
particular problems, new developments, or both. Prior work may be
presented where relevant but the nature of the paper must be
forward-looking. As such, the scope is extremely broad but topics might


* 3D immersive environments
* Pervasive technologies
* Online collaboration
* Natural language processing
* Sensor networks
* The Semantic Web
* Agent based modelling
* Web Science


* Spatial cognition
* Text editing and analysis
* New Media
* Linguistics
* Applied sociodynamics & social network analysis
* Archaeological reconstruction
* Information Ethics
* Dynamic logics
* Electronic corpora

Due to the limited number of places, papers will be subject to review by 
committee and applicants notified by email as to their acceptance. All 
accepted papers will be published online one week in advance of the 

Important Dates:

* Paper Submission Deadline: 1 May 2009
* Acceptances Announced: 18 May 2009
* Conference: 9th-10th July 2009

Confirmed Speakers

* Dame Wendy Hall, University of Southampton,
President of the Association of Computing Machinery
* Willard McCarty
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, KCL

Insider's Guides:

* Stephen Brown, De Montfort University
Knowledge Media Design, De Montfort University
* Ed Parsons
Geospatial Technologist, Google
* Sarah Porter
Head of Innovation, JISC
Project Showcase:
* Mary Orr & Mark Weal, University of Southampton
Digital Flaubert
* Adrian Bell, University of Reading
The Soldier in Later Medieval England
* Kathy Buckner, Napier University


1) Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)
Arianna Ciula, European Science Foundation & Sebastian Rahtz, Oxford 
2) Visualisation
Manuel Lima, VisualComplexity.com
3) Data Management
Facilitator TBC
4) Media & Communication
Jon Copley & Claire Ainsworth

For further information, please visit the conference website 
or e-mail admin at interface09.org.uk

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.

        Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 11:05:26 +0100
        From: Luca Dini <dini at celi.it>
        Subject: CFP Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries
        In-Reply-To: <47650. at www.di.fct.unl.pt>

Call for Papers

First NLP4DL Workshop
Viareggio, Italy
15 June 2009

Digital libraries represent a crucial contact point among traditional  libraries, recent advances in Information Technology, and Natural Language Processing technologies. In a sense, digital libraries represent a *perfect* crossroads: they are mainly  built out of text, they are consulted by humans via natural language, and one of the major tools  for accessing the information they hold, metadata, is a mix of structured and unstructured information. The First Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries (NLP4DL) workshop, organised under the auspices of the CACAO project (eContentplus Programme of the European Commission, ECP 2006 DILI 510035 CACAO), aims to collect all fundamental and innovative research which is done in connection with Natural Language Technologies applied to the digital libraries universe. The workshop will host invited speakers together with talks/papers concerning:

-free text access to full-text digital libraries;
-access to digital resources via metadata;
-NLP techniques for harmonizing metadata in digital library (DL) federations;
-cross-language access to DLs;
-cross-language harmonization of metadata;
-discovery in DLs: hyperlinking, clustering, user-oriented categorization;
-management of digital collections via NLP-based algorithms;
-adaptation of linguistic resources to thematic DLs;
-fundamental issues: named entity extraction, word sense disambiguation, translation disambiguation.

All abstracts papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted contributions will be distributed on a CD at the workshop.  A volume from the conference will be published in Fall 2009. Depending on the number of high quality submissions, a poster/demo session may also be held. 

Practical Information
The conference will be held in Viareggio, Italy on 15 June  2009. More details will be available soon at the conference website at  http://www.cacaoproject.eu/NLP4DL09 .

Important Dates

Deadline for submission (Abstract, maximum five pages): 20  April 2009 (flexible, upon notice); submission should be sent as a PDF file to <nlp4dl at research.celi.it> .
Notification of acceptance: 4 May 2009
Conference version of the paper due (Instructions will be provided to authors): 1 June 2009
Conference date: 15  June 2009
Press version of the paper due: 4 September 2009 

        Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 17:09:43 +0100
        From: j trant <jtrant at archimuse.com>
        Subject: MW2009: Advance Registration Deadline Apr. 8, 2009
        In-Reply-To: <47650. at www.di.fct.unl.pt>

    Museums and the Web 2009
    the international conference for culture and heritage on-line
    April 15-18, 2009
    Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

==> MW2009 Opening Keynote: Maxwell L. Anderson <==

A leader in moving museums on to the Web, Max Anderson has challenged 
each of the art museums he's directed to think about the Web as a 
critical part of museum programming space. He'll push these ideas -- 
and us -- further in his keynote address, entitled "Moving from 
Virtual to Visceral".

==> Advance Registration Deadline: April  8, 2009 <==
The deadline for advance registration is *this Wednesday*. If you are 
planning to come to MW2009, save yourself some time and money by 
registering on-line, in advance.
See https://www2.archimuse.com/mw2009/mw2009.registrationForm.html

You can register on-site for the conference and some pre-conference 
workshops [if space is available]. Download the form the conference 
site and bring it with you.

==> Papers On-line <==
This year's papers are now all on-line. See 
http://www.archimuse.com/mw2009/speakers/index.html for the full list.

All the papers from past Museums and the Web conferences are also 
available on-line. See the full bibliography at 

==> Best of the Web People's Choice <==
You don't have to be coming to MW2009 to register your vote for the 
MW2009 Best of the Web People's Choice Award. See the list of sites 
nominated at http://conference.archimuse.com/best_web/nominees-2009 
and vote for your favourite [each registered user has one vote].

==> Join the Community <==
The MW on-line community lets you participate from wherever you are, 
both during the conference and later. See 

==> Another Great Group @ MW2009  <==
MW2009 will welcome more than 450 delegates from more than 20 
countries to Indianapolis.

We hope to see you there -- or on-line -- for more great discussions 
around bringing culture and heritage on-line in all kinds of 
institutions .

jennifer and David

Jennifer Trant and David Bearman
Co-Chairs: Museums and the Web 2009	produced by
April 15-18, 2009, Indianapolis, Indiana	Archives & Museum Informatics
http://www.archimuse.com/mw2009/ 	158 Lee Avenue
email: mw2009 at archimuse.com		Toronto, Ontario, Canada
phone +1 416 691 2516 | fax +1 416 352-6025

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