[Humanist] 23.617 events: language; visuals; society; numbers; biology

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Feb 1 06:31:49 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 617.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    David Brown <d.brown at i-society.eu>                       (137)
        Subject: Final call for Papers: i-Society 2010!

  [2]   From:    Andrew Stauffer <amstauff at gmail.com>                      (39)
        Subject: CFP: "By the Numbers" Victorians Institute Conference at U
                of Virginia, Oct. 1-3, 2010

  [3]   From:    "carlos.martin at urv.cat" <carlos.martin at urv.cat>           (18)
        Subject: LATA 2010: early registration deadline

  [4]   From:    Kurt Fendt <fendt at MIT.EDU>                                (44)
        Subject: cfp: MIT humanities + digital Conference on Visual

  [5]   From:    Alfredo Ferro <school at cs.unict.it>                         (8)
        Subject: cfp: 22nd Jacob T. Schwartz International School for
                Scientific Research

        Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 00:28:15 +0100 (CET)
        From: David Brown <d.brown at i-society.eu>
        Subject: Final call for Papers: i-Society 2010!

Apologies for cross-postings. Please send it to interested
colleagues and students. Thanks!


International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2010),
Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter
28-30 June, 2010, London, UK
The International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2010)
is Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter.
The i-Society is a global knowledge-enriched collaborative effort
that has its roots from both academia and industry. The conference
covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to information society,
which includes technical and non-technical research areas.
The mission of i-Society 2010 conference is to provide opportunities
for collaboration of professionals and researchers to share existing
and generate new knowledge in the field of information society.
The conference encapsulates the concept of interdisciplinary science
that studies the societal and technological dimensions of knowledge
evolution in digital society. The i-Society bridges the gap
between academia and industry with regards to research collaboration
and awareness of current development in secure information management
in the digital society.
The topics in i-Society 2010 include but are not confined to the
following areas:
*New enabling technologies
- Internet technologies
- Wireless applications
- Mobile Applications
- Multimedia Applications
- Protocols and Standards
- Ubiquitous Computing
- Virtual Reality
- Human Computer Interaction
- Geographic information systems
- e-Manufacturing
*Intelligent data management
- Intelligent Agents
- Intelligent Systems
- Intelligent Organisations
- Content Development
- Data Mining
- e-Publishing and Digital Libraries
- Information Search and Retrieval
- Knowledge Management
- e-Intelligence
- Knowledge networks
*Secure Technologies
- Internet security
- Web services and performance
- Secure transactions
- Cryptography
- Payment systems
- Secure Protocols
- e-Privacy
- e-Trust
- e-Risk
- Cyber law
- Forensics
- Information assurance
- Mobile social networks
- Peer-to-peer social networks
- Sensor networks and social sensing
- Collaborative Learning
- Curriculum Content Design and Development
- Delivery Systems and Environments
- Educational Systems Design
- e-Learning Organisational Issues
- Evaluation and Assessment
- Virtual Learning Environments and Issues
- Web-based Learning Communities
- e-Learning Tools
- e-Education
- Global Trends
- Social Inclusion
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Social Infonomics
- Computer-Mediated Communication
- Social and Organisational Aspects
- Globalisation and developmental IT
- Social Software
- Data Security Issues
- e-Health Policy and Practice
- e-Healthcare Strategies and Provision
- Medical Research Ethics
- Patient Privacy and Confidentiality
- e-Medicine
- Democracy and the Citizen
- e-Administration
- Policy Issues
- Virtual Communities
- Digital Economies
- Knowledge economy
- eProcurement
- National and International Economies
- e-Business Ontologies and Models
- Digital Goods and Services
- e-Commerce Application Fields
- e-Commerce Economics
- e-Commerce Services
- Electronic Service Delivery
- e-Marketing
- Online Auctions and Technologies
- Virtual Organisations
- Teleworking
- Applied e-Business
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
- Legal Issues
- Patents
- Enabling technologies and tools
- Natural sciences in digital society
- Biometrics
- Bioinformatics
- Collaborative research
*Industrial developments
- Trends in learning
- Applied research
- Cutting-edge technologies
* Research in progress
- Ongoing research from undergraduates, graduates/postgraduates and
Important Dates:
Paper Submission Date: January 31, 2010
Notification of Paper Acceptance /Rejection: February 28, 2010
Camera Ready Paper Due: March 15, 2010
Early Bird Attendee registration: January 01, 2010
Late Bird Attendee registration: February 28, 2010
Conference Dates: June 28-30, 2010
For more details, please visit www.i-society.eu

        Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:54:29 -0500
        From: Andrew Stauffer <amstauff at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: "By the Numbers" Victorians Institute Conference at U of Virginia, Oct. 1-3, 2010

Call For Papers

THE 2010 VICTORIANS INSTITUTE  http://http//www.vcu.edu/vij/  CONFERENCE

*The Victorian Quantification of Everything;
or From Zero to NINES  http://www.nines.org  in Under Two Centuries*
*October 1-3, 2010
University of Virginia*

Conference website: http://www.nines.org/VIC2010/

Keynote lecturer: Daniel Cohen  http://www.dancohen.org/ , George Mason
University; author of *Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian
Faith*, 2007; and director of the Center for History and New
Media http://chnm.gmu.edu/

PLEASE SUBMIT 1-2 PAGE PROPOSALS to *Victorians.Institute at gmail.com* by
MARCH 31, 2010.

Let us count the ways in which Victorians turned, and in mounting numbers
too, towards arithmetizing, computing, serializing, tallying, ordinating,
enumerating – in a word, quantifying – both what they knew and the media
they told it by.

* chapter and verse: seriality up and down the scale
* “for the numbers came”: prosody, measure, quantity
* a tale of two tellers: recounting and accounting
* stats, lies, and actuaries
* whatever happened to numerology?
* census and consensus
* standardization and quantification
* visual display of numerical data
* higher mathematics in the 19th century: Babbage, Boole, and beyond
* the third R: numeracy in education
* poly-math fantasy: Flatland, Wonderland, and. . .
* ratio redux, or Pythagoras on Piccadilly, Leonardo in London, Victorian
Vitruvius: proportion in Victorian music, art, and architecture

Papers on these and innumerable other aspects of the conference theme will
be discussed in the warm collegiality of the Victorians Institute on what we
suppose with moderate to high probability will prove a balmy Piedmont
weekend at the University of Virginia.

Co-sponsored by The University of Virginia English
Department http://www.engl.virginia.edu/ and
NINES  http://www.nines.org/ .

        Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 20:18:13 +0000
        From: "carlos.martin at urv.cat" <carlos.martin at urv.cat>
        Subject: LATA 2010: early registration deadline


Trier, Germany, May 24-28, 2010


Early registration deadline: February 15, 2010 !!!

Please visit:




John Brzozowski
Complexity in Convex Languages

Alexander Clark
Three Learnable Models for the Description of Language

Lauri Karttunen
to be announced (tutorial)

Borivoj Melichar
Arbology: Trees and Pushdown Automata

Anca Muscholl
Analysis of Communicating Automata (tutorial)


        Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 22:51:02 -0500
        From: Kurt Fendt <fendt at MIT.EDU>
        Subject: cfp: MIT humanities + digital Conference on Visual Interpretations

humanities + digital Conference 2010

"Visual Interpretations" - Aesthetics, Methods, and Critiques of Information Visualization in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

May 20-22, 2010 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology/HyperStudio 
How do visual representations of complex data help humanities scholars ask new questions? How does visual rhetoric shape the way we relate to documents and artifacts? And, can we recompose the field of digital humanities to integrate more dynamic analytical methods into humanities research?

HyperStudio’s Visual Interpretations conference will bring digital practitioners and humanities scholars together with experts in art and design to consider the past, present, and future of visual epistemology in digital humanities. The goal is to get beyond the notion that information exists independently of visual presentation, and to rethink visualization as an integrated analytical method in humanities scholarship. By fostering dialogue and critical engagement, this conference aims to explore new ways to design data and metadata structures so that their visual embodiments function as "humanities tools in digital environments.” (Johanna Drucker)

We welcome submissions from practitioners and theorists of digital humanities as well as such connected disciplines as art, design, visual culture, museum studies, and computer science.
Possible topics include:
·       Expressive and artistic dimensions of visualizations
·       Subjectivity and objectivity in information visualization
·       Dynamic/multidimensional visualizations and user collaboration
·       Social media and contextualized visualization
·       Cultural history of visual epistemology
·       Limits and affordances of the translation from data to visualization
·       2D and 3D visualizations of historical/social/political data
·       Visualization across media and the archive
·       Digital visual literacy & accessibility
·       Relationships between database and interface
·       Alternative modes of data representation.
We are inviting submissions for the following conference formats:
·       Papers with 15minutes of presentation and short discussions (12 slots)
·       Short presentations, so called “6/4s” with 6 minutes of presentation and 4 minutes of discussion (18 slots available)
·       Mini-Workshops, 30 minutes each (6 slots)
·       Demos and Posters (30 slots)

Deadline for submissions:  March 31, 2010
MIT HyperStudio for Digital Humanities (http://hyperstudio.mit.edu)
MIT Communications Forum (http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/)

For more information: http://hyperstudio.mit.edu/h-digital/ or contact: h.digital at mit.edu

Thank you for distributing this call.

Dr. Kurt E. Fendt, 
Executive Director, HyperStudio - Digital Humanities at MIT
Research Director, Comparative Media Studies/Foreign Languages and Literatures
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mail: Room 14N-305 (Office: 16-635)
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Phone: (617) 253-4312, Fax: (267) 224-6814
HyperStudio: http://hyperstudio.mit.edu/

        Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:05:25 +0000
        From: Alfredo Ferro <school at cs.unict.it>
        Subject: cfp: 22nd Jacob T. Schwartz International School for Scientific Research

22nd Jacob T. Schwartz International School for Scientific Research -- CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Biology and Computer Science: Modelling and Computing
July 10 - July 17, 2010, Lipari Island

Deadline: April 20, 2010

22nd Jacob T. Schwartz International School for Scientific Research addresses PhD students and young researchers who want to get exposed to the forefront of research activity in the field of Modelling and Computing and their applications to biology. The school will be held in the beautiful surroundings of the Island of Lipari.

The theme of the school is the cross-fertilization of biology and computer science, shown by means of some examples. On the one hand, it will be shown how methods of computer science can be employed in the analysis of microarray data and in the construction of models of biological phenomena, such as cell behaviour and evolution. On the other hand, models of computing will be presented which are inspired by biology and propose new ways for representing data and elaborating them, with interesting results on the computational complexity. DNA and P systems are the models which will be described.


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