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Tue Mar 30 07:21:54 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 733.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Faith Lawrence <k.faith.lawrence at GOOGLEMAIL.COM>         (102)
        Subject: DRHA 2010 Conference: Digital Resources for the Humanities
                and Arts

  [2]   From:    Thomas Bolander <tb at imm.dtu.dk>                          (112)
        Subject: HyLo 2010: Deadline extended till April 7

  [3]   From:    Corinne Wininger - Le Moal <clemoal at esf.org>              (17)
        Subject: 'Networked Humanities: Art History in the  Web'

  [4]   From:    Nianwen Xue <xuen at brandeis.edu>                           (17)
        Subject: Deadline extension for LAW IV

        Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:24:39 +0100
        From: Faith Lawrence <k.faith.lawrence at GOOGLEMAIL.COM>
        Subject: DRHA 2010 Conference: Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts
        In-Reply-To: <7B49D72E-6F6B-42FF-8587-788A4F1064A6 at qub.ac.uk>

Extended Deadline: 14th of April 2010

DRHA 2010 Conference: Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts
Sunday 5th September - Wednesday 8th September 2010
Brunel University, West London

CONFERENCE THEME: Sensual Technologies: Collaborative Practices of

The conference’s overall theme will be the exploration of the
collaborative relationship between the body and sensual/sensing
technologies across various disciplines. In this respect it will offer
an interrogation of practices that are indebted to the innovative
exchange between the sensual, visceral and new technologies.

At the same time, the aim is to look to new approaches offered by
various emerging fields and practices that incorporate new and
existing technologies. Specific examples of areas for discussion could

·       Delineation of new collaborative practices and the interchange
of knowledge

·       Collaborative interdisciplinary practices of embodiment and technology

·       Integration/deployment of digital resources in new contexts

·       Connections and tensions that exist between the Arts,
Humanities and Science
·       Notions of the ‘solitary’ and the ‘collaborative’ across the
Arts, Humanities, and Sciences
·       eScience in the Arts and Humanities
·       Use of digital resources in collaborative creative work, teaching,
learning and scholarship
·       Open source and second generation Web infrastructure
·       Digital media in time and space
·       Music and technology: composition and performance
·       Dance and interactive technologies
·       Taking inspiration from SET: imaging, GPS and mobile technologies
·       Evaluating the experience among providers and users /
performers and audiences
·       Interface Design and HCI
·       Performative Practices in SecondLife or other virtual platforms
·       New critical paradigms for the conference’s theme

The DRHA (Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts) conference is
held annually at various academic venues throughout the UK. This
year’s conference is hosted by Brunel University, West London. It will
take place from Sunday 5th September to Wednesday 8th September 2010.
It will be held across various innovative spaces, including the newly
expanded Boiler House laboratory facilities, housed in the Antonin
Artaud Building, and state of the art conference facilities plus high
standard accommodation.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

- Richard Coyne - Professor of Architectural Computing at the
University of Edinburgh.
- Christopher Pressler: Director of Research and Learning Resources
and Director of the Centre for Research Communications, University of
- Thecla Schiphorst: Media Artist/Designer and Faculty Member in the
School of Interactive Arts and Technology. Simon Fraser University,
Vancouver, Canada.
- STELARC, Chair in Performance Art at Brunel University and Senior
Research, Fellow in the MARCS Labs at the University of Western

We invite original papers, panels, installations, performances,
workshop sessions and other events that address the conference theme,
with particular attention to the ‘Sensual Technologies’ focus. We
encourage proposals for innovative and non-traditional session

DRHA 2010 will include a SecondLife roundtable/discussion event, led
by performance artist Stelarc, which will enable international
participants to present performative work via Second Life. For this
event, we particular encourage submission of Machinima works that can
be screened as part of this panel.

Short presentations, for example work-in-progress, are invited for
poster presentations.

Anyone wishing to submit a performance or installation should visit
http://www.drha2010.org.uk for information about the spaces and
technical equipment and support available.

All proposals - whether papers, performance or other - should reflect
the critical engagement at the heart of DRHA 2010.

The deadline for submissions will now be: 14 April 2010.

At this stage, only abstracts are due and these should be between 600
- 1000 words.

Full papers can be submitted after the conference for peer-review to
specifically themed issues of the Body Space and Technology Journal
(Brunel University), as well as to the International Journal of
Performance Arts and Digital Media, (Intellect Publishing).

Letters of acceptance will be sent by mid/late May 2010.

Please see http://www.drha2010.org.uk more information and a link for
online submission.

             Franziska Schroeder

             DRHA 2010 Programme Chair


K. Faith Lawrence, PhD
Digital Humanities Specialist
Digital Humanities Observatory
28-32 Pembroke Street Upper
Dublin 2
-- A project of the Royal Irish Academy --

Email: f.lawrence at ria.ie / f.lawrence at dho.ie
Phone: +353 (0) 1 234 2443


        Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 14:41:12 +0100
        From: Thomas Bolander <tb at imm.dtu.dk>
        Subject: HyLo 2010: Deadline extended till April 7
        In-Reply-To: <7B49D72E-6F6B-42FF-8587-788A4F1064A6 at qub.ac.uk>

                  HYLO 2010 DEADLINE EXTENDED!
                New deadline is Wednesday April 7
                     FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
International Workshop on Hybrid Logic and Applications (HyLo 2010)
                   Affiliated with LICS 2010
              July 10, 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland

Hybrid logic is an extension of modal logic which allows us to refer
explicitly to states of the model in the syntax of formulas.
This extra capability, very natural in the realm of temporal logics,
where one usually wants to refer to specific times, has been shown
very effective in other domains too. Although they date back to the
late 1960s, and have been sporadically investigated ever since,
it was only in the 1990s that work on them really got into its stride.

It is easy to justify interest in hybrid logic on applied grounds,
with the usefulness of the additional expressive power.
For example, when reasoning about time one often wants to build up
a series of assertions about what happens at a particular instant,
and standard modal formalisms do not allow this. What is less obvious
is that the route hybrid logic takes to overcome this problem
(the basic mechanism being to add nominals - atomic symbols true
at a unique point - together with extra modalities to exploit them)
often actually improves the behaviour of the underlying modal formalism.
For example, it becomes far simpler to formulate modal tableau,
resolution, and natural deduction in hybrid logic, and completeness
and interpolation results can be proved of a generality that is
simply not available in modal logic. That is, hybridization -
adding nominals and related apparatus - seems a fairly reliable
way of curing many known weaknesses in modal logic.


        Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 14:04:53 +0100
        From: Corinne Wininger - Le Moal <clemoal at esf.org>
        Subject: 'Networked Humanities: Art History in the 	Web'
        In-Reply-To: <7B49D72E-6F6B-42FF-8587-788A4F1064A6 at qub.ac.uk>

Networked Humanities: Art History in the Web 
Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy, from 9-14 October 2010.

Organized by the European Science Foundation (ESF http://www.esf.org/ ), in partnership with COST.

It is claimed today that the World Wide Web offers revolutionary models of scientific cooperation, which promise to instantiate a utopian democracy of knowledge. This claim has repeatedly been associated with the development and introduction of a collaborative Web, commonly referred to as ’Web 2.0’ as well as its offspring, a semantically enriched Web 3.0 still in the making The aim of this conference is to bring together art historians and other researchers (including digital humanists) in order to investigate the intersection between the web and collaborative research processes, via an examination of electronic media-based cooperative models in the history of art and beyond. 

The conference will not only be an occasion to exchange ideas and present relevant projects in the field, but,with contributions spanning from art history (and digital art) to philosophy and cultural studies, from psychology and sociology of knowledge to computer graphics, from semiotics to curatorial practices it will offer a unique forum for the representation of both diversified and complementary approaches to the topic of Networked humanities.

This conference will be chaired by Prof. Hubertus Kohle, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, DE.

Corinne Wininger
Communications Officer - ESF Conferences

European Science Foundation - Communications Unit
1 quai Lezay-Marnésia, BP 90015
67080 Strasbourg Cedex, France
Phone: +33 (0)388 76 21 50
Fax: +33 (0)388 76 71 80
clemoal at esf.org

        Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:56:36 +0100
        From: Nianwen Xue <xuen at brandeis.edu>
        Subject: Deadline extension for LAW IV
        In-Reply-To: <7B49D72E-6F6B-42FF-8587-788A4F1064A6 at qub.ac.uk>

        The Fourth Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW IV)

             Held in conjunction with ACL-2010
                              Uppsala, Sweden
                               15-16 July 2010

Linguistic annotation of natural language corpora is the backbone of supervised methods of statistical natural language processing. The Fourth LAW will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of innovative research on all aspects of linguistic annotation, including creation/evaluation of annotation schemes, methods for automatic and manual annotation, use and evaluation of annotation software and frameworks, representation of linguistic data and annotations, etc. As in the past, the LAW will provide a forum for annotation researchers to work towards standardization, best practices, and interoperability of annotation information and software. Specifically, the goals of this workshop include:

(1) The exchange and propagation of research results with respect to
the annotation, manipulation and exploitation of corpora, taking into
account different applications and theoretical investigations in the
field of language technology and research;

(2) Working towards the harmonization and interoperability from the
perspective of the increasingly large number of tools and frameworks
that support the creation, instantiation, manipulation, querying, and
exploitation of annotated resources;

(3) Working towards a consensus on all issues crucial to the
advancement of the field of corpus annotation.

We invite submissions of long and posters, and demonstrations relating to any aspect of the linguistic annotation. Long papers should reflect work in an advanced state, but posters may describe more preliminary work and pilot studies. Posters and proposals for a system demonstration are to be submitted in the form of a short paper. A demonstration proposal should provide an overview of the system to be demonstrated, including functionality, supported input/output formats or structures, supported languages and modalities, etc. Accepted proposals will also appear in the proceedings and are intended to provide background for the demonstration. Papers are invited to address issues in all aspects of linguistic annotation, including but not limited to: 


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