[Humanist] 22.603 events: resources; social robotics; language & logic

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Mar 9 07:08:12 CET 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 603.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at GMAIL.COM>            (127)
        Subject: final cfp: DRHA 2009 6-9/9- Queens University, Belfast

  [2]   From:    retore <christian.retore at labri.fr>                        (27)
        Subject: 21st ESSLLI Bordeaux July 20-31

  [3]   From:    Ryohei Nakatsu <idmdir at nus.edu.sg>                        (55)
        Subject: cfp: ICSR2009 CFP

        Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2009 21:00:31 +0000
        From: Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: final cfp: DRHA 2009 6-9/9- Queens University, Belfast

  Please think of submitting to this conference. It's a great 
opportunity to show off the fabulous work going on in DH in Ireland / 
Irish Studies. Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, the Erasmus Smith's Chair of 
Modern History at TCD, will be giving one of the keynotes. It is being 
co-hosted by the DHO, Queens U. Belfast, and Swansea University (and 
will be held at QUB 7-9 Sept 2009)


Apologies for cross posting
REMINDER (Date for submission of abstracts 31 March 2009)
Forthcoming Conference


The DRHA (Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts) conference is
held annually at various academic venues throughout the UK. The
conference this year aims to promote discussion around dynamic networks
of knowledge and practice, new digital communities of knowledge and
practice, engaging users and digitisation of cultural heritage.
The conference is hosted by Queen's University, Belfast, the Royal Irish
Academy and Swansea University in partnership with the National Library
of Wales.  It will take place from Sunday 6th September to Wednesday 9th
September 2009. It will be held at QUB with its innovative spaces,
fantastic architecture and state-of-the-art Sonic Laboratory.
The conference will:
* Establish new digital communities of knowledge exchange
* Promote discussion around the impact of data on scholarship and wider
* Enquire into how innovations become mainstream through mutation,
imitation, and the 're-invention of the wheel'
* Advance discussion around digitisation of scholarly editions and
cultural heritage
* Evolve new approaches to the digital representation of time, space and
* Debate burning issues in digital preservation and sustainability
* Investigate user engagement and social participation
* Explore the impact of narrative and design in the Arts and Humanities
on ICT and vice versa
* Promote discussion around education and the digital humanities and
* Share the theory and practice of creating and documenting digital arts

Keynote speakers will include:

* Steve Benford, Professor of Collaborative Computing, University of
* Andrew Green, Librarian of Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National
Library of Wales
* Jane Ohlmeyer, Professor of History, Trinity College Dublin.

We invite original papers, panels, installations, performances,
round-tables, workshop sessions and other events that address the
conference themes, with attention to 'contexts, crises, futures'. We
particularly encourage proposals for innovative and non-traditional
session formats such as 'town hall' discussions and hands-on workshops
that will help to foster 'dynamic networks of knowledge and practice'.
DHRA 2009 will also include a round-table event with facilities for
enabling international participants to present papers via Second Life,
and a further session dedicated to the discussion of Multi-user Virtual
Environments such as Second Life.
Short presentations, for example of work-in-progress, are also invited
for an informal, rapid (Quickfire) slideshow and discussion event
(please see DRHA website for further details).

Anyone wishing to submit a performance or installation should visit
http://www.sarc.qub.ac.uk/main.php?page=soniclab and
for further information about the spaces and technical equipment and
support available. Spaces include the Sonic Arts Laboratory, the Harty
Room and the McMordie Hall.
All proposals, whether papers, performance or other, should reflect the
critical engagement at the heart of DRHA.
The deadline for submissions will be 31 March 2009. Abstracts should be
between 600 - 1000 words.
A selection of submissions will be published in The Edinburgh University
Press International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing.
On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September, QUB with the Digital
Humanities Observatory and King's College London, will offer a series of
short, pre-conference, hands-on courses in TEI, GIS and Visualisation.
Further details and prices will appear on the DHRA 2009 website.
Please see http://www.dho.ie/drha2009 for more information and a link
for online submission.

             Sue Broadhurst
             DRHA Programme Chair

Professor Sue Broadhurst,
School of Arts,
Brunel University,
West London,
Direct Line:+44(0)1895 266588
Extension: 66588
Fax: +44(0)1895 269768
Email: susan.broadhurst at brunel.ac.uk <mailto:susan.broadhurst at brunel.ac.uk>.


Susan Schreibman, PhD
Digital Humanities Observatory
28-32 Pembroke Street Upper
Dublin 2
-- A project of the Royal Irish Academy --

Phone:	+353 1 234 2440
Mobile: +353 86 049 1966
Fax: 	+353 1 234 2588
Email:` s.schreibman at ria.ie


        Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2009 18:47:41 +0000
        From: retore <christian.retore at labri.fr>
        Subject: 21st ESSLLI Bordeaux July 20-31


   ESSLLI 2009

   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

The 21st edition of ESSLLI will be held in Bordeaux, recently
selected as a Unesco World Heritage site.

* Course Program *

ESSLLI  gathers about 500 people and offers a total of 48 courses and  
workshops, divided among
foundational, introductory and advanced courses, and including a total
of 7 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.


* Registration *

Registration for ESSLLI is open. Early registration rates are 225 euros
for students and 350 euros for others.

Early registration deadline: 1st of May 2009.


Christian Retoré

        Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 04:02:30 +0000
        From: Ryohei Nakatsu <idmdir at nus.edu.sg>
        Subject: cfp: ICSR2009 CFP

International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR)
Incheon, Korea, 16-18 August 2009

'Where Theory and Practice Meet'
Call for Papers 
Welcome to ICSR

Social Robotics is the study of robots that are able to interact and
communicate among themselves, with humans, and with the environment, within
the social and cultural structure attached to their roles. The very nature
of social robotics demands expertise from diverse disciplines. The
conference aims to bring together the international community of researchers
and practitioners to share their forefront research and the latest
advancements in social robotics, as well as interactions with human beings
and integration into our society. Conference proceedings will be published
by Springer-Verlag. Selected papers will be invited for publication as a
Special Issue in the International Journal of Social Robotics.

* Invited Session Proposal Submission : 14 March 2009
* Conference / Invited Paper Submission : 14 March 2009
* Notification of Paper Acceptance : 30 April 2009
* Final Manuscript Submission : 30 May 2009

* Affective and cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots
* Context awareness, expectation and intention understanding
* Design philosophies and socially appealing design methodologies
* Biomechatronics, neuro-robotics, and biomedical robotics
* Human factors and ergonomics in human-robot interactions
* Intelligent control and artificial intelligence for social robotics
* Knowledge representation, information acquisition, and decision making
* Learning, adaptation and evolution of intelligence
* Interaction and collaboration between robots, humans and environments
* Multimodal sensor fusion and communication
* Robot-ethics in human society; Interactive robotic arts
* Social acceptance and impact in the society
* Compliance, safety and compatibility in the design of social robots
''living'' with humans
* Software architecture and development tools
* Human-robot interaction and robot-robot interaction
* Models of human and animal social behavior as applied to robots
* Applications in education, entertainment and gaming
* Applications in health care and aged care

Further detailed information, please visit the website, www.fira2009.org.

General Chair
Ryohei Nakatsu
National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore
Program Chair 
Thomas Braunl
Univ. of Western Australia, Australia

FIRA RoboWorld Congress 2009 Secretariat
Seoul 121-040, KOREA
Phone: +82 2 717 3280
Fax: +82 2 706 4879
Email: conference at fira2009.org
Website: www.fira2009.org

If you no longer wih this information, please contact the FIRA Conference
2009 Secretariat.

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