[Humanist] 22.710 events: perception; humanities & technology; digital libraries; language

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Apr 22 10:03:50 CEST 2009

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 710.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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[1]   From:    Luca Dini <dini at celi.it>                                  (64)
Subject: Re: CFP Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries

[2]   From:    Richard Moot <Richard.Moot at labri.fr>                      (59)
Subject: ESSLLI 2009 - Early registration deadline approaching

[3]   From:    "M.Boon at GW.UTWENTE.NL" <M.Boon at GW.UTWENTE.NL>  (56)
Subject: [SPSP] Interdisciplinary Workshop - Knowledge and
Performance inthe Perception of Objects and Living  in
Bieleveld Univ

[4]   From:    li07r at ecs.soton.ac.uk                                    (105)
Subject: InterFace 2009: Second Call for Papers

Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 12:20:09 +0100
From: Luca Dini <dini at celi.it>
Subject: Re: CFP Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries
In-Reply-To: <49DB2516.1060104 at celi.it>

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)
-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): 11  May 2009;
submission should be sent as a PDF file to <nlp4dl at research.celi.it> .
Notification of acceptance: 20 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: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 13:15:36 +0100
From: Richard Moot <Richard.Moot at labri.fr>
Subject: ESSLLI 2009 - Early registration deadline approaching
In-Reply-To: <49DB2516.1060104 at celi.it>



Bordeaux, July 20-31 2009


The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI)
is organized every year by the Association for Logic, Language and
Information (FoLLI) in different sites around Europe. The main focus
of ESSLLI is on the interface between linguistics, logic and
computer science.

The 21st edition of ESSLLI will be held in the city center of Bordeaux,
France, wine capital of the world and a Unesco World Heritage site.

= Course Program =

ESSLLI gathers around 500 people from all over the world and offers a total
of 48 courses and workshops, divided among foundational, introductory and
advanced courses, and including a total of 6 workshops. The courses and
workshops cover a wide variety of topics within the three areas of interest:
Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic and Computation.

The full program can be found on our website.


= Registration =

Registration for ESSLLI is open. Early registration rates are 225 euros for
students and 350 euros for others. Note that in order to benefit from the
reduced early registration rate, *your payment has to reach us before the
1st of May 2009*.

The late registration registration rate is 350 euros for students and 500
euros for others.

Early registration deadline: 1st of May 2009.


= Accommodation =

During registration, ESSLLI participants can reserve student accommodation:
simple but inexpensive rooms (12 euros a night) within easy reach by tramway
of the ESSLLI lecture rooms. In addition, our website gives an extensive
list of hotels in different price ranges.


We look forward to seeing you in Bordeaux this summer!

On behalf of the ESSLLI organizing committee
Richard Moot

Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 15:25:32 +0100
From: "M.Boon at GW.UTWENTE.NL" <M.Boon at GW.UTWENTE.NL>
Subject: [SPSP] Interdisciplinary Workshop - Knowledge and Performance inthe Perception of Objects and Living  in Bieleveld Univ
In-Reply-To: <49DB2516.1060104 at celi.it>


* *

*Interdisciplinary Workshop*

* /"Knowledge and Performance in the Perception of Objects and Living

*Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld*

*October 29-31, 2009*

*at Bielefeld University*

The philosophical conceptions of perception and cognition have undergone
a critical transformation in recent debates. Perception is no longer
thought to be a pure "input mechanism" enabling the mind to make
rational judgments on the nature of things. Rather, its integral
relation to action and higher cognition has become the focus of
investigation, keeping pace with new developments in cognition research.
The conference aims to clarify the mutual relations between perceptual
experience, prior knowledge, and action capacities.

Talks will be given by experts from the fields of philosophy of mind,
cognitive science, psychology, and computer science.

*Invited speakers:***

Prof. Dr. Dana Ballard (University of Texas)
Prof. Dr. Moshe Bar (Harvard Medical School)
Prof. Dr. Gary Bente (Universität zu Köln)
Prof. Dr. Axel Cleeremans (Universität Brüssel)
Prof. Dr. Andreas K. Engel (Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf)
Prof. Dr. Nikos Logothetis (Max Planck Institut für Biologische Kybernetik, Tübingen)
Prof. Alex Martin, Ph.D. (National Institute of Mental Health, Maryland)
Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Pachérie (Institut Jean-Nicod)
Prof. Dr. Stephen Palmer (University of California)
Ulrike Pompe, M.A. (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Prof. Dr. Ralph Schumacher (ETH Zürich)
Prof. Susanna Siegel, Ph.D. (Harvard University)
Prof. Dr. Dr. Kai Vogeley (Universitätsklinikum Köln)
Prof. Dr. Oliver T. Wolf (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

We welcome *POSTER* submissions. Posters will be displayed throughout
the conference as well as at a designated poster session. Please send an
extended abstract (600 words max.) or finished Poster (PDF) via email to
Ulrike.Pompe at rub.de <mailto:Ulrike.Pompe at rub.de>. If you are going to
present an empirical study please send in addition to the abstract two
to three power point slides displaying the central results of the study.
Deadline for submission is July 15 2009. Acceptance will be announced by
August 15th 2009. Selected contributors can ask for support
(accommodation) by the ZiF.

If you are interested in participating, please register until September,
15 2009 via email to:

Marina.Hoffmann at uni-bielefeld.de <mailto:Marina.Hoffmann at uni-bielefeld.de>

The organizers,

Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Prof. Dr. Gary Bente
Prof. Dr. Dr. Kai Vogeley
Ulrike Pompe, M.A.

Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 21:35:00 +0100
From: li07r at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: InterFace 2009: Second Call for Papers
In-Reply-To: <20090407120136.2sq05012osk840cw at secure.ecs.soton.ac.uk>

InterFace 2009: Second Call for Papers


InterFace 2009:
1st National Symposium for Humanities and Technology
9-10 July, University of Southampton, UK.


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 two-day event is £30. For a
full overview of the event, please visit the website.

Confirmed Speakers


* Willard McCarty
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, KCL

* Dame Wendy Hall, President of the Association of Computing Machinery
University of Southampton

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, Centre for Social Informatics, Edinburgh Napier University
e-Participation Projects in Action: a socio-technical perspective


1) Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)
Arianna Ciula, European Science Foundation & Sebastian Rahtz, Oxford

2) Visualisation
Manuel Lima, VisualComplexity.com

3) EPrints Respositories: Managing Data for Mash-ups
Leslie Carr & Adam Field

4) Interdisciplinarity & the Media
Jon Copley & Claire Ainsworth

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

- Register for an easy chair account:
- 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

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 include:


* 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 conference.

Important Dates:

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

For further information, please visit the conference website
(http://www.interface09.org.uk) or e-mail admin at interface09.org.uk.

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