[Humanist] 25.9 events: Oxford Summer School; Solomonoff conference

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue May 10 08:40:32 CEST 2011

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 9.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Dianne Nguyen <dianne.nguyen at monash.edu>                  (42)
        Subject: CFP - Solomonoff 85th Memorial Conference - Extended
                Deadline 16 June2011

  [2]   From:    James Cummings <James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk>             (54)
        Subject: Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School July 25-29th

        Date: Mon, 9 May 2011 18:29:56 +1000
        From: Dianne Nguyen <dianne.nguyen at monash.edu>
        Subject: CFP - Solomonoff 85th Memorial Conference - Extended Deadline 16 June2011

Solomonoff 85th Memorial Conference

http://www.Solomonoff85thMemorial.monash.edu/ http://www.solomonoff85thmemorial.monash.edu/ 

Proceedings of this multi-disciplinary conference will be published by
Springer in the prestigious LNAI (LNCS) series

Deadline extended to 16 June 2011

Dear Colleague

You are cordially invited to submit a paper and participate at Solomonoff
85th Memorial Conference which, will be held in Melbourne, Australia,
between 30 November - 2 December 2011 with the possibility of a
tutorial/workshop being organised on the 29th November 2011. This
multi-disciplinary Conference will be run back to back with the AI 2011
Conference in Perth, Australia.

This is a multi-disciplinary conference based on the wide range of
applications of work related to or inspired by that of Ray Solomonoff. The
contributions sought for this conference include, but are not restricted to,
the following:-

Statistical inference and prediction, Econometrics *(including time series
and panel data)*, in Principle proofs of financial market inefficiency,
Theories of (quantifying) intelligence and new forms of
*(universal)*intelligence test
*(for robotic, terrestrial and extra-terrestrial life)*, the
Singularity http://world.std.com/~rjs/timesc.pdf (or infinity
point  http://world.std.com/~rjs/timesc.pdf ), Philosophy of science, the
Problem of induction, Evolutionary (tree) models in biology and linguistics,
Geography, Climate modelling and bush-fire detection, Environmental science,
Image processing, Spectral analysis, Engineering, Artificial intelligence,
Machine learning, Statistics and Philosophy, Mathematics, Linguistics,
Computer science, Data mining, Bioinformatics, Computational intelligence,
Computational science, Life sciences, Physics, Knowledge discovery, Ethics,
Computational biology, Computational linguistics, Collective intelligence,
structure and computing connectivity of random nets, effect of Heisenberg's
principle on channel capacity, Arguments that entropy is not the arrow of
time, and etc. See also Ray Solomonoff's
Publications http://world.std.com/~rjs/pubs.html (and
his http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~dld/RaySolomonoffNewYorkTimesObituaryWedn13Jan2010.pdf 
obituary  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/science/10solomonoff.html ).


I look forward to receiving your valuable paper contribution and attendance
at the Conference.

David Dowe
General Chairman

        Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 18:04:47 +0100
        From: James Cummings <James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School July 25-29th

This is a reminder that we are running a comprehensive 5 day 
Summer School in Digital Humanities this summer.

It takes place from July 25th-29th, at Oxford University 
Computing Services and Wolfson College.

The summer school introduces a range of digital research 
components to researchers, project managers, research assistants, 
or students working on any kind of project concerned with the 
creation or management of digital data for the humanities.

Please visit http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/DHSS2011/ for 

The summer school is a collaboration for 
Digital.Humanities at Oxford between Oxford University Computing 
Services (OUCS),Oxford e-Research Centre (OERC), e-Research 
South, and Wolfson College Digital Research Cluster, under the 
direction of Sebastian Rahtz and Dr James Cummings at OUCS.

The programme will consist of:

	• Two parallel streams of morning practical sessions using the 
well-equipped It teaching facilities at OUCS
	• Two parallel streams of afternoon workshops at Wolfson College 
concentrating on techniques and best practice
	• Guest lectures from Digital Humanities experts about their 
research projects

Our guest plenary speakers for this year include:

David De Roure, Professor of e-Science at OeRC
Jeni Tennison, UK eGov guru
John Coleman, Director of the Phonetics Laboratory
Min Chen, Professor of Visualization at OeRC
Ray Siemens, Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing and 
Professor of English at the University of Victoria

Topics include:
	• Best practice for digital linguistic corpora
	• Building queryable document-based websites
	• Creating community collections and digital outreach
	• Creating digital texts in XML using the TEI
	• Working with maps
	• Critical apparatus and digital genetic editions in TEI
	• Database design for humanities projects
	• Digital Images for the Humanities
	• Digital library technologies and best practice
	• Getting funding: quality, impact, sustainability.
	• Introduction to copyright and open licensing
	• Introduction to document/project modelling
	• Introduction to XML databases
	• Managing Digital Humanities Projects
	• Practical RDF modelling and conversion
	• Publishing XML files using XSLT
	• RDF querying and visualization
	• TEI for linking text and facsimiles
	• Tools for analyzing linguistic corpora
	• Visualization using jQuery
	• Working with audio files

Dr James Cummings, InfoDev,
Computing Services, University of Oxford

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