[Humanist] 23.124 events: watermarks; storytelling; codicology & palaeography

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Jul 2 09:34:55 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 124.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Ido Iurgel <Ido.Iurgel at ccg.pt>                            (13)
        Subject: cfp: ICIDS 2009 - Interactive Storytelling

  [2]   From:    "Bodard, Gabriel" <gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk>              (31)
        Subject: Seminar: Paper Watermark Location and Identification

  [3]   From:    "Mahony, Simon" <simon.mahony at kcl.ac.uk>                  (30)
        Subject: Conference: "Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital
                Age",Munich, Juli 3-4, 2009

        Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 15:54:18 +0100
        From: Ido Iurgel <Ido.Iurgel at ccg.pt>
        Subject: cfp: ICIDS 2009 - Interactive Storytelling

*** ICIDS – Interactive Storytelling 2009 ***
2nd International Conference on
Interactive Digital Storytelling
09-11 December 2009, Guimarães, Portugal

Extended Submission Deadline: July 6th, 2009


ICIDS is the premier international conference on interactive digital storytelling.

It was successfully launched in 2008, superseding the two previous European conference series, TIDSE ("Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling") and ICVS ("Virtual Storytelling – Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling"). While the venues of these events were traditionally bound to France and Germany, ICIDS is set to overcome also this geographical limitation. The fusion of the previous conferences was most successfully inaugurated in Erfurt, Germany, as ICIDS 2008. In a very inspiring and friendly atmosphere, over 100 international participants have enjoyed high-quality talks and worked together at creative and fruitful workshops, and there were plenty of delightful occasions that gathered the attendees for more informal exchange.

ICIDS 2009 aims at setting forth the success of this new beginning. The venue will be the Centro Cultural Vila Flor, an excellent modern conference center that extends a historical palace, at walking distance from most hotels and from the city center of the historical city of Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal.


Interactive entertainment, including novel forms of edutainment, therapy, and serious games, promises to become an ever more important market. Interactive Digital Storytelling provides access to social and human themes through stories, and promises to foster considerably the possibilities of interactive entertainment, computer games, and other interactive digital applications. ICIDS also identifies opportunities and addresses challenges for redefining the experience of narrative through interactive simulations of computer-generated story worlds.

Interactive Storytelling thus promises a huge step forward for games, training, and learning, through the aims to enrich virtual characters with intelligent behavior, to allow collaboration of humans and machines in the creative process, and to combine narrative knowledge and user activity in interactive artifacts. In order to create novel applications, in which users play a significant role together with digital characters and other autonomous elements, new concepts for Human-Computer Interaction have to be developed. Knowledge for interface design and technology has to be garnered and integrated. Interactive Storytelling involves concepts from many aspects of Computer Science, above all from Artificial Intelligence, with topics such as narrative intelligence, automatic dialogue- and drama management, cognitive robotics and smart graphics. In order to process stories in real time, traditional storytelling needs to be formalized into computable models, by drawing from narratological studies, and by taking into account the characteristics of programming. Consequently, due to its technological complexity, it is currently hardly accessible for creators and end-users. There is a need for new authoring concepts and tools supporting the creation of dynamic story models, allowing for rich and meaningful interaction with the content. Finally, there is a need for theoretical foundations considering the integration of so far disjunctive approaches and cultures.


        Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 17:01:06 +0100
        From: "Bodard, Gabriel" <gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Seminar: Paper Watermark Location and Identification

Digital Classicist/Institute of Classical Studies Seminar, Summer 2009

Friday July 3rd at 16:30

Note: STB 9 (Stewart House), Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

*Roger Boyle & Kia Ng (Leeds)*
*Extracting the Hidden: Paper Watermark Location and Identification*


Watermark studies go back many years, but the advent of large digital
repositories and advances in imaging present new opportunities.  We
present two attacks. Both use a back-lighting approach that delivers
good quality, digitally-native images. We exhibit work on a wide range
of images, and have uncovered hitherto unseen results.

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information please contact Gabriel.Bodard at kcl.ac.uk, 
Simon.Mahony at kcl.ac.uk, Stuart.Dunn at kcl.ac.uk, or Juan.Garces at bl.uk, or
see the seminar website at 
http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/wip2009.html, where a longer
abstract is available, and the audio and slides will be posted shortly
after the event.

Digital Classicist Podcast: http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/seminar.xml

Dr Gabriel BODARD
(Epigrapher & Digital Classicist)

Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
Email: gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1388
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980


        Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 17:34:05 +0100
        From: "Mahony, Simon" <simon.mahony at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Conference: "Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age",Munich, Juli 3-4, 2009

Just a short reminder for the International Conference on
"Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age", taking place in Munich

03.07.2009 - 04.07.2009

The conference will focus on the challenges and consequences of using IT
and the internet for codicological and palaeographic research. The
authors of some selected articles of an anthology to be published this
summer by the Institute for Documentology and Scholarly Editing (IDE)
will present and discuss their excellent research results with scholars
and experts working on ancient books and manuscripts. The presentations
will be given on current issues in the following fields: manuscript
catalogues and descriptions, digitization of manuscripts, collaborative
systems of research on manuscripts, codicological databases, manuscript
catalogues, research based on digital resources, e-learning in
palaeography, palaeographic databases (characters, scripts, scribes),
(semi-) automatic recognition of scripts and scribes, digital tools for
transcriptions, visions and prototypes of other digital tools.
A panel discussion will be held with renowned exponents in the field of
codicology and palaeography and contributors of cutting edge research to
get an overview of the state of the art as well as to open up new
perspectives of codicological and palaeographic research in the “digital

The conference is open to the public. There will be no fee for the audience.

Further information is available here:

Torsten Schaßan

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Torsten Schassan
Herzog August Bibliothek, Postfach 1364, D-38299 Wolfenbuettel
Tel.: +49-5331-808-130, schassan {at} hab.de
  http://www.hab.de; http://www.hab.de/forschung/projekte/weiss64.htm

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