[Humanist] 24.331 events: research communities; biological inspirations

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Sep 9 23:44:31 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 331.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Arianna Ciula <ACiula at esf.org>                            (34)
        Subject: ESF SCH Workshop: Research communities and research
                infrastructuresin the humanities

  [2]   From:    juan romero <jjrnasa at gmail.com>                          (110)
        Subject: CFP evomusart 2011. Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired
                Music,Sound, Art and Design

        Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 16:51:02 +0200
        From: Arianna Ciula <ACiula at esf.org>
        Subject: ESF SCH Workshop: Research communities and research infrastructures in the humanities

Dear all,
Last February, the ESF Standing Committee for the Humanities (SCH) Working Group on Research Infrastructures (RIs) set up by SCH in 2009 to envisage a pro-active strategy for RIs in the Humanities in Europe, decided to organise a strategic workshop, so as to inform a forthcoming SCH policy publication on RIs with real case studies. 

The workshop on "Research communities and research infrastructures in the humanities" will therefore take place on 29-30 October 2010 in Strasbourg.

Its aim is to gather different research communities' perspectives on scholarly-driven design and use of research infrastructures in the humanities by attracting contributions from European scholars across a wide range of disciplines (e.g. linguistics, history, literature, archaeology, media studies, library and archival studies, digital libraries studies, musicology, art history, textual scholarship, manuscript studies, semiotics, data modelling), representing different research languages and interests over RIs related issues around five thematic sessions:

1.	Research communities and adoption of research infrastructures 
The emergence and establishment of research communities around the adoption of new technologies for research in the humanities raise broad issues: from the necessity to bridge traditional research infrastructures (e.g. museums, libraries, archives) and digital research infrastructures to fragmentation of efforts and awareness of best practices, from training and education to impact and academic recognition. 

2.	Re-purposing and re-use of data
The engagement of researchers in the remediation of artefacts, the repurposing and reuse of data in the digital environment have an impact on research methods, practices, tools and facilities in the humanities still to be assessed.

3.	Text vs. non text
The heterogeneous typology of research infrastructures in the humanities needs to be framed so as to encompass research practices associated both to textual and non textual material.

4.	Disciplinary vs. interdisciplinary resources
The interdisciplinary avenues of research resulting from the engagement with advanced methods and adoption of digital technologies raise policy issues such as academic recognition and evaluation of interdisciplinary research.

5.	Integrating extant resources
Past, ongoing and planned attempts at providing humanities scholars with digital research infrastructures that integrate extant intellectual as well as technical resources face delicate and complex issues such as regulation of access across scholarly cultures and languages, and provision of high standard long term services.

Among others, contributions from the coordinators of the ESFRI RIs DARIAH and CLARIN as well as from representatives of ESF current activities in the Humanities with a RI dimension together with the input of early career researchers will feature in the workshop programme, which enjoys a wide representation of research languages and an ample geographical distribution of speakers across 15 European countries.

The outcome of the workshop will inform the SCH Working Group's preparation of an ESF policy publication on RIs in the humanities, leveraging the views of the represented researcher communities on policy salient debates over research infrastructures.

For the provisional programme, please contact <humanities [at] esf.org>

Should you or your colleagues be interested in attending this workshop and contribute to the discussion, please contact us (<humanities [at] esf.org>) as soon as possible and not later than ***15 September 2010*** (availability is rather limited).

ESF would provide meals, but you are requested to cover the costs of your travel and accommodation. 

Kind regards,
Arianna Ciula
Dr. Arianna Ciula
Science Officer

European Science Foundation 
Humanities Unit
1 quai Lezay Marnésia 
BP 90015
F-67080 Strasbourg

Email: aciula at esf.org
Tel: +33 (0) 388767104

        Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 21:13:07 +0200
        From: juan romero <jjrnasa at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP evomusart 2011. Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design


evomusart 2011

9th European Event on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music,
Sound, Art and Design

27-29 April, 2011, Torino, Italy

evomusart 2011:	http://www.evostar.org/call-for-contributions/evoapplications/evomusart/
evo* 2011:	http://www.evostar.org/
CFP in pdf:	http://www.evostar.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/call_evomusart.pdf

The use of biologically inspired techniques for the development of artistic
systems is a recent, exciting and significant area of research. There is a
growing interest in the application of these techniques in fields such as:
visual art and music generation, analysis, and interpretation; sound
synthesis; architecture; video; poetry; and design.

evomusart 2011 is the ninth european event on Evolutionary Music and Art.
Following the success of previous events and the growth of interest
in the field, the main goal of evomusart 2011 is to bring together
researchers who are using biologically inspired techniques for artistic
tasks, providing the opportunity to promote, present and discuss
ongoing work in the area.

The event will be held from 27-29 April, 2011 in Torino, Italy
as part of the evostar event.

Accepted papers will be presented orally at the event and included
in the evoapplications proceedings, published by Springer Verlag in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

The papers should concern the use of biologically inspired techniques -
e.g. Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Life, Artificial Neural Networks,
Swarm Intelligence, etc. - in the scope of the generation, analysis
and interpretation
of art, music, design, architecture and other artistic fields. Topics of
interest include, but are not limited to:

- Generation
	o Biologically Inspired Design and Art - Systems that create drawings, images,
	animations, sculptures, poetry, text, designs, webpages, buildings, etc.;
	o Biologically Inspired Sound and Music - Systems that create musical pieces,
	sounds, instruments, voices, sound effects, sound analysis, etc.;
	o Robotic Based Evolutionary Art and Music;
	o Other related generative techniques;
- Theory
	o Computational Aesthetics, Emotional Response, Surprise, Novelty;
	o Representation techniques;
	o Surveys of the current state-of-the-art in the area; identification
	  of weaknesses and strengths; comparative analysis and classification;
	o Validation methodologies;
	o Studies on the applicability of these techniques to related areas;
	o New models designed to promote the creative potential of biologically
	  inspired computation;
- Computer Aided Creativity
	o Systems in which biologically inspired computation is used to promote
	  the creativity of a human user;
	o New ways of integrating the user in the evolutionary cycle;
	o Analysis and evaluation of: the artistic potential of biologically
	  inspired art and music; the artistic processes inherent to these
	  approaches; the resulting artifacts;
	o Collaborative distributed artificial art environments;
- Automation
	o Techniques for automatic fitness assignment;
	o Systems in which an analysis or interpretation of the artworks is
	  used in conjunction with biologically inspired techniques to produce
	  novel objects;
	o Systems that resort to biologically inspired computation to perform
	  the analysis of image, music, sound, sculpture, or some other types
	  of artistic object;

Submission:		22 November 2010
Notification:		7 January 2011
Camera ready:		1 February 2011
Workshop:		27-29 April 2011

Submit your manuscript, at most 10 A4 pages long, in Springer LNCS
format (instructions downloadable from
no later than November 22, 2010 to site http://myreview.csregistry.org/evoapps11

The reviewing process will be double-blind, please omit information about the
authors in the submitted paper.

The papers will be peer reviewed by at least three members of
the program committee. Authors will be notified via email on the
results of the review by January 7, 2011.

The authors of accepted papers will have to improve their paper on the
basis of the reviewers' comments and will be asked to send a camera
ready version of their manuscripts, along with text sources and
pictures, by February 1, 2011. The accepted papers will appear in the
workshop proceedings, published in Springer LNCS Series, which will be
available at the workshop.

Further information, including the Online Submission Details, can be found
on the following pages:

evomusart2011: 	http://www.evostar.org/call-for-contributions/evoapplications/evomusart/
evostar 2011:	http://www.evostar.org/
CFP in pdf:	http://www.evostar.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/call_evomusart.pdf

Gary Greenfield
University of Richmond, USA
ggreenfi AT richmond DOT edu

Juan Romero
University of A Coruna, Spain
jj AT udc DOT es

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