[Humanist] 24.784 events: digital libraries; stylometry; curation

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 784.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Marlies Olensky" <marlies.olensky at ibi.hu-berlin.de>     (202)
        Subject: TPDL 2011 - 2nd Call for Research Papers, Demos, Doctoral

  [2]   From:    Helen Tibbo <tibbo at email.unc.edu>                         (61)
        Subject: ICE Forum & 5th Bloomsbury Conference

  [3]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (43)
        Subject: London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship 24/3

        Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:30:56 +0100
        From: "Marlies Olensky" <marlies.olensky at ibi.hu-berlin.de>
        Subject: TPDL 2011 - 2nd Call for Research Papers, Demos, Doctoral Consortium


International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries 2011

September 25-29, 2011 | Berlin, Germany

The European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital
Libraries (ECDL) has been the leading European scientific forum on digital
libraries for 14 years. For the 15th year the conference was renamed into:
International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries.


Abstract submission deadline (full and short papers): March 21, 2011
Research paper submission: March 28, 2011 (midnight HAST, GMT -10hrs)
Demo submission: March 28, 2011
Doctoral consortium submission: March 28, 2011

Notification of acceptance: May 23, 2011
Submission of final version: June 6, 2011


Over the last years, Digital Libraries have taken over a central role in
our society. The process of acquiring, creating, processing, retrieving,
disseminating, and using knowledge, information, data and metadata has
undergone and still continues to undergo significant changes. This
includes an ever increasing public access to on-line resources, an
evolution in the amount and diversity of resources that are available
through this channel, a social shift in the paradigm of how to experience
information towards interactive, globally collaborative and personalized
approaches, and many more. In this spirit, TPDL 2011 aims at providing a
forum for researchers, developers, content providers and practitioners for
presenting and discussing novel results from innovative research and
systems development on Digital Libraries.

Authors are invited to submit research papers describing original,
unpublished research that is not (and will not be) simultaneously under
consideration for publication elsewhere.

TPDL 2011 solicits the submission of full (12 pages max.) and short
(8 pages max.) research papers. General areas of interests include, but
are not limited to, the following topics, organized in four areas:

Foundations: Technology and Methodologies
- Digital libraries: architectures and infrastructures
- Metadata standards and protocols in digital library systems
- Interoperability in digital libraries, data and information integration
- Distributed and collaborative information spaces
- Systems, algorithms, and models for digital preservation
- Personalization in digital libraries
- Information access: retrieval and browsing
- Information organization
- Information visualization
- Multimedia information management and retrieval
- Multilinguality in digital libraries
- Knowledge organization and ontologies in digital libraries

Digital Humanities
- Digital libraries in cultural heritage
- Computational linguistics: text mining and retrieval
- Organizational aspects of digital preservation
- Information policy and legal aspects (e.g., copyright laws)
- Social networks and networked information
- Human factors in networked information
- Scholarly primitives

Research Data
- Architectures for large-scale data management (e.g., Grids, Clouds)
- Cyberinfrastructures: architectures, operation and evolution
- Collaborative information environments
- Data mining and extraction of structure from networked information
- Scientific data curation
- Metadata for scientific data, data provenance
- Services and workflows for scientific data
- Data and knowledge management in virtual organizations

Applications and User Experience
- Multi-national digital library federations (e.g., Europeana)
- Digital Libraries in eGovernment, elearning, eHealth, eScience,
- Semantic Web and Linked Data
- User studies for and evaluation of digital library systems and
- Personal information management and personal digital libraries
- Enterprise-scale knowledge and information management
- User behaviour and modelling
- User mobility and context awareness in information access
- User interfaces for digital libraries

All research papers must be written in English and follow the formatting
guidelines of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
Research papers must be up to 12 pages of length for long papers, up to 8
pages for short papers, and must be submitted via the conference
submission system. All papers will be reviewed by at least 3 members of
the programme committee. Paper acceptance can be as long paper, short
paper or poster. The size of the poster should not exceed
ISO A0 (portrait) size – maximum height of 1189mm (46.81 inches) and
maximum width of 841mm (33.11 inches).
The proceedings will be published as a volume of Springer’s Lecture Notes
on Computer Science (LNCS) series.
All papers need to be submitted via the EasyChair conference submission


Demos provide researchers with an opportunity to present their work in an
informal and interactive manner, and obtain direct feedback about their
work from a wide audience. Demos showcase innovative digital libraries
technology and applications, ranging from research prototypes to
operational systems, allowing you to share your work directly with your
colleagues in a high-visibility setting.

We invite the submission of demos on all topics mentioned in the Call for
Research Papers.

- Demo submissions consist of a 4-page paper, which must be formatted
according to Springer’s LNCS guidelines, and submitted via the conference
submission system.
- Accepted demos will be allocated up to 4 pages for the written paper
in the TPDL 2011 proceedings. The proceedings will be published as a
volume of Springer’s Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series.
- Accepted demos will be presented at a plenary poster and demo session
during the TPDL 2011 conference.
- For demos, authors will be required to bring laptop computers or other
appropriate equipment, as no equipment will be provided.

All abstracts for demos need to be submitted via the EasyChair conference
submission system:


Continuing a tradition, the TPDL 2011 Doctoral Consortium (DC) serves as
a forum for PhD students to share ideas about the development and use of
Digital Libraries, compare approaches, discuss future research problems
and receive feedback from the international Digital Library community.
The Doctoral Consortium aims to:

- provide PhD students with a friendly and lively atmosphere for
presenting their research ideas, exchange experiences with peers, and
receive constructive feedback on their work from the international
research community;
- help students and doctoral candidates formulate research questions and
organise their research;
- help forge new relationships and collaborations within the International
Digital Library community, promoting collaborative research; and
- support a new generation of researchers with information and advice on
academic, research, industrial, and non-traditional career paths.

The TPDL 2011 DC invites PhD students whose doctoral research is related
to digital libraries and at a stage of progress where feedback from the
international community might be of value, to submit extended abstracts
of up to 10 pages describing their work. It is expected that students who
submit extended abstracts, will have finished the first part of their
research (one-two years of their studies) and be still in the middle of
their research work.

A panel of prominent researchers participating in the TPDL Programme
Committee will conduct the workshop. They will review all the submissions
and comment on the content of the work as well as on the presentation.
Students will have 20 minutes to present their research, focusing on the
main theme of their thesis, what they have achieved so far and how they
plan to continue their work. Another 20 minutes are reserved for
discussion and feedback from the panel of reviewers. The Doctoral
Consortium will take place on a single full day. Up to 12 students will
have the opportunity to participate.

Submissions should be related to one or more of the conference themes as
stated in the Call for Papers. Moreover, they should be presented in a
way that demonstrates the link to the chosen conferences theme(s), and
they should contain:

- a clear formulation of the research topic and research hypotheses;
- an outline of the significant problems in the field and their current
- a description of the proposed approach and its expected contributions;
- a discussion of preliminary results; and
- an evaluation (-plan) of the research.

All papers must be written in English and follow Springer's LNCS
guidelines. Please send your submission directly by email to the doctoral
consortium chair Milena Dobreva (milena.dobreva at strath.ac.uk). Abstracts
of the papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

All information can also be found on our website: http://www.tpdl2011.org

General Chair
Stefan Gradmann, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Programme Co-Chairs
Carlo Meghini, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Heiko Schuldt, University of Basel, Switzerland

Local Organising Chair
Marlies Olensky, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

TPDL 2011 - International Conference on Theory and Practice of
Digital Libraries (formerly ECDL)
Main conference: September 26-28, 2011
Tutorials, Workshops: September 25, 29, 2011
Venue: Erwin Schrödinger-Zentrum Adlershof, Berlin, Germany
Conference Website: http://www.tpdl2011.org
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TPDL2011
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TPDL2011

        Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:14:46 +0000
        From: Helen Tibbo <tibbo at email.unc.edu>
        Subject: ICE Forum & 5th Bloomsbury Conference

ICE Forum (London 2011)
International Curation Education Forum

Date: Wednesday 29 June, 2011
Location: University College London, The Roberts Building, Torrington Place,
London, WC1E 7JE

**Please reserve the date in your calendar … registration will be available
next week**

The aim of this event will be to provide an international meeting place for
educators, trainers, students and practitioners of digital curation to:
discuss, evaluate, swap knowledge, and potentially improve practice around:

a) effective curricula and course design
b) production of advice and guidance materials (beginner, intermediate and
c) creation and use of textbooks and scholarly material

The principal focus of the day will be on enabling all participants to learn
as much as possible about the latest developments in digital curation
teaching and training. Presentations will be combined with structured
networking, lightning talks and feedback sessions to maximise opportunities
for examining a wide range of approaches.

The event is being subsidised and led by JISC in association with: the
Digital Curation Centre (DCC); the Institute of Library and Museum Services;
the School of Library and Information Science, University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill; and the Department of Information Studies, University
College London.  The Forum will be an ideal opportunity for a number of
different groups to congregate including: academics; curation training
professionals; digital curators; repository managers; archivists; records
managers; data managers; data librarians; publishers; commercial service
providers; and students. It should be of interest to anyone who attended the
DigCCurr conferences at UNC Chapel Hill (2007 & 2009) and will also build on
the discussions of the IDEA (International Digital Curation Education
Action) Group. The programme is being put together by an international
advisory group and will be announced shortly.

The venue for the forum will be the UCL Roberts Building, a recent addition
to the UCL Bloomsbury campus and home to the University’s engineering
faculty (http://bit.ly/fEXyJV). The venue is in the heart of the Bloomsbury
university precinct and is convenient for all the cultural and social
delights that Central London has to offer. A registration process is being
setup and will be announced as soon as possible along with the draft
programme.  A small fee will be payable for attendance at the event in order
to offset some of the costs.

Student - £25
University/ public sector staff - £45
Commercial delegates - £65 (sponsorship queries most welcome)

** Please reserve the date in your calendar and look out for more
information soon **

The ICE Forum precedes the fifth annual Bloomsbury Conference on
E-Publishing and E-Publications, also to be held at University College
London and co-sponsored by IMLS and the UCL Department of Information
Studies. The theme of this year's Bloomsbury Conference is Social Media and
the Academy: Enhancing and Enabling Scholarly Communication, and the dates
are June 30-July 1. For more information see the conference website at at

Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, Alumni Distinguished Professor
President & Fellow, Society of American Archivists
School of Information and Library Science
201 Manning Hall  CB#3360
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
Phone: (919) 962-8063
Fax: (919) 962-8071
tibbo at email.unc.edu

        Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 06:27:29 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship 24/3

"Fishing the Ocean : Lessons from Large-Scale Experiments in Styometry"
Professor Patrick Juola (Duquesne University)

Thursday, 24 March 2011, 17.30-19.30
Room 274 (Stewart House)
Institute of English Studies
Institute of Advanced Study
University of London

All welcome.


Since its resurgence, the field of stylometry has been something of a 
professional adhocracy; there is little understanding of what the key 
elements of writing style actually are, or what they mean.  While it is 
fairly easy to identify a new method for determining the author of a 
text, and such a method is likely to perform substantially better than 
mere chance, there has been relatively little work on analyzing the 
fundamentals of why the method might work.   For example, there are many 
different ways to assess differences in word usage, but little analysis 
on determining what the underlying differences mean in terms of 
psychology or personality.   We will show some psycholinguistically 
motivated methods of authorship attribution, but also show that they do 
not work particularly well.   We will also show our current candidates 
for "best practices" and try -- and probably fail -- to interpret them 
in interesting ways.

In the absence of a convincing argument for any specific "best" 
practice, can we make do with lots of different "so-so" practices?  The 
sheer volume of potential methods (our software at this point supports 
more than 500,000 techniques) raises the possibility of using a classic 
mixture of experts approach. analyzing the same data set repeatedly with 
multiple methods, relying on the law of large numbers to give us 
consensus opinions with high accuracy.  We illustrate this with a new 
analysis of some disputed plays (recently attributed to  Thomas Kyd) in 
Martin Mueller's early modern drama data set.   We further discuss 
issues of implementation and interpretation, including questions of 
whether stylometrics is even a sensible approach to the question of 
authorship in Elizabethan drama.

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, www.mccarty.org.uk;
Professor, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney,
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.

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