[Humanist] 26.125 events: language; text; AI; girls & digital culture

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Jul 3 22:22:37 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 125.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    "J. Stephen Downie" <jdownie at illinois.edu>                (67)
        Subject: HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC0 UnCamp Pre-Registration

  [2]   From:    "Scullard, Susan" <susan.j.scullard at kcl.ac.uk>            (21)
        Subject: Announcing - Girls & Digital Culture: Transnational
                Reflections13-14 September 2012

  [3]   From:    Daniel Sonntag <sonntag at dfki.de>                          (87)
        Subject: KI 2012: Last Call for Poster and Demo Contributions

  [4]   From:    "A. Herzig" <esslli2012 at GMAIL.COM>                        (50)
        Subject: ESSLLI 2012 call for participation

        Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 20:23:56 -0500
        From: "J. Stephen Downie" <jdownie at illinois.edu>
        Subject: HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC0 UnCamp Pre-Registration Open

HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) UnCamp
A 1.5 Day Event
Sept 10-11, 2012
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is a unique collaborative research 
center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of 
Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the 
technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text 
that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and 
cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the 
growing digital record of human knowledge.

*HTRC Uncamp*
The first annual HTRC UnCamp will be held in September 2012 at
Indiana University in Bloomington. The UnCamp is different: it is part
hands-on coding and demonstration, part inspirational use-cases, part 
community building, and a part informational, all structured in the 
dynamic setting of an un-conference programming format. It has visionary 
speakers mixed with boot-camp activities and hands-on sessions with HTRC 
infrastructure and tools. Through the
HTRC Data API, attendees will be able to browse and run applications
(yours or ours) against the full 2.8M volumes of the public domain 
corpus of HathiTrust. Bloomington is lovely in September and the IU 
campus is noted as one of the most beautiful public university campuses 
in the nation.

*Who should attend?*
The HTRC UnCamp is targeted to the digital humanities tool developers, 
researchers and librarians, and graduate students.

/We anticipate more registrations than our facilities are able to 
accommodate. We will accept pre-registrations through August 1, 2012, 
then send invitations to register./

The Uncamp will have a minimal registration fee to make the
UnCamp as affordable as possible for you to attend. We anticipate
registration at $75.00.

* Pre-Registration due August 1, 2012
* HTRC will send invitations to register by August 10, 2012
* Registration and Registration Fee will be due by August 15, 2012

We recommend lodging at the Indiana Memorial Union. Participants who
plan to fly to the UnCamp should use Indianapolis International Airport
IND and shuttle to Bloomington, IN (about 45 minutes). HTRC anticipates 
funding a small number of travel grants to diversify attendance from 
within an organization.

For more information: http://d2i.indiana.edu/htrc/uncamp2012

Official HTRC website: http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc

If you have questions regarding the HTRC UnCamp please contact Robert
Ping, HTRC Project Manager:

<robping at indiana.edu> or 812 345-1065 (cell).

Looking forward to seeing you in Bloomington!

Beth Plale, HTRC Co-director, Indiana University
J. Stephen Downie, HTRC Co-director, University of Illinois
    "Research funding makes the world a better place"
J. Stephen Downie, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
[Vox/Voicemail] (217) 649-3839
NEMA Project Home: http://nema.lis.uiuc.edu

        Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 08:44:57 +0100
        From: "Scullard, Susan" <susan.j.scullard at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Announcing - Girls & Digital Culture: Transnational Reflections13-14 September 2012

Girls & Digital Culture: Transnational Reflections

Announcing an international interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Centre for Culture, Media and Creative Industries and the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College, London.

Dates: 13/14th September 2012
Location: King’s College London, Strand Campus

This conference seeks to bring together current research exploring the relationship between contemporary girlhood and digital culture, in a transnational frame.  Drawing on approaches from the arts, humanities and social sciences  the conference will look at how contemporary transformations and transnational interconnections may be challenging existing social and cultural categories, power structures and global hegemonies. The conference will consider the following questions:
•  What are the key debates in current research on girls, young women and digital culture?
•   How might a transnational lens raise new questions, and what new ideas does it make thinkable?
•   Is digital culture global culture?
•   How does the development of new digital technologies affects notions and experiences of girlhood?
•   How are girls using new digital technologies?
•   How do ideas and practices move across national borders?
•   What effects do transnational interconnections have on girlhood and digital culture?

Speakers include:

Lisa Nakamura
Shani Orgad
Kalpana Wilson
Jessica Ringrose
Rupa Huq
Simidele Dosekun

Further information about the event can be found at: http://gdc.cch.kcl.ac.uk/

Registration is now open at: http://estore.kcl.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=78&deptid=17&catid=16

        Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 12:40:27 +0100
        From: Daniel Sonntag <sonntag at dfki.de>
        Subject: KI 2012: Last Call for Poster and Demo Contributions

KI 2012
German Conference on Artificial Intelligence
24-27 September 2012
Saarbrücken, Germany


Last Call for Poster and Demo Contributions
Submission deadline: July 9, 2012


KI 2012 is the 35th edition of the German Conference on Artificial
Intelligence, which traditionally brings together academic and
industrial researchers from all areas of AI. The technical programme of
KI 2012 will comprise paper and poster/demo presentations and a variety
of workshops and tutorials.

KI 2012 will take place in Saarbrücken, Germany, September 24-27, 2012,
and is a premier forum for exchanging news and research results on
theory and applications of all aspects on AI.  The conference invites
significant, original, and previously unpublished research from all
areas of AI, its fundamentals, its algorithms, its history, and its

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Knowledge Acquisition, Representation, Reasoning and Ontologies
* Combinatorial Search, Configuration, Design and Deduction
* Natural Language Processing, Statistical NLP, Semantics
* Planning and Scheduling; Spatial and Temporal Reasoning
* Reasoning under Uncertainty, Probabilistic Inferences
* Non-Monotonic Reasoning and Default Logics
* Constraint Satisfaction, Processing and Programming
* Embodied AI: Robotics, Vision and Perception
* Intelligent Information Retrieval, Semantic Search, Semantic Web
* Evolutionary and Neural Computation
* Machine Learning, Computational Learning Theory and Data-Mining
* Distributed Problem Solving and Multi-Agent Systems
* Game Playing and Interactive Entertainment, AI for Graphics
* Game Theory and General Game Playing, Generalized Intelligence
* AI for Human-Computer-Interaction and Adaptive Communication
* Mobile Solutions with Textile, Semantic and Spatial Media
* Augmented Reality, Smart Cities, Smart Traffic, Smart Hardware
* Assistance Systems in Living and Working Environments
* Software-Engineering, Model Checking and Security in AI
* Distributed Computation and Swarm Intelligence
* Cognitive Modelling, AI and Psychology
* History and Philosophical Foundations of AI
* Applications including Logistics, Production and Health Care

We especially welcome poster and demo contributions providing novel
insights on the interplay of AI and the real world, as well as
contributions that bring useful computational technologies from other
areas of computer science into AI.

Submission Guidelines

Poster and demo contributions must be submitted in electronic form in
PDF format via the EasyChair submission webpage of KI 2012 at:


Submitted demo/poster papers, which have to be in English, must not
exceed 3-4 pages in Springer LNCS style 

Suitable topics for poster contributions include, but are not limited
to: novel, but not yet fully developed ideas that are of interest for a
more broad AI audience; implementation techniques and novel interesting
benchmark problems; experimental studies; real world applications of AI
research; etc.

Submissions of demo contributions should be system or tool descriptions
that provide some background about the applied AI technologies. We
particularly encourage demonstrations that show innovative AI techniques
at work and allow for user interaction. Demo contributions may also be
submitted by larger research groups as well as commercial organizations.

Submitted poster and demo contributions will be subject to peer review,
based on standard criteria such as relevance and significance,
originality of ideas, technical soundness, and quality of presentation.

The papers of accepted poster/demo contributions will be distributed in
electronic form at the conference site and count as refereed, but
non-archival publication. At least one author of each accepted poster or
demo must register for the conference and present the work during the
poster and demo session at KI 2012. The poster and demo session will
take place after the welcome reception on September 24.

Important Dates
Submission deadline for poster/demo papers: July 9, 2012
Notification: August 9, 2012
Deadline for camera-ready copy: August 31, 2012
Poster Session: September 24, 2012

Details and updates will be available on the conference web site:

For questions about this Call for Poster and Demo Contributions, please
contact: Stefan Woelfl <woelfl at informatik.uni-freiburg.de>.

        Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 16:15:59 +0100
        From: "A. Herzig" <esslli2012 at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: ESSLLI 2012 call for participation

Meeting: 24th European Summer School in Logic, Language and
Information (ESSLLI)
Date: 06-Aug-2012 - 17-Aug-2012
Location: Opole, Poland
Meeting URL: http://www.esslli2012.pl
Early registration deadline: 15-06-2012

**Meeting Description**

For the past 24 years, the European Summer School in Logic, Language
and Information (ESSLLI) has been organized every year by the
Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) in different
sites around Europe. The main focus of ESSLLI is on the interface
between linguistics, logic and computation.

ESSLLI offers foundational, introductory and advanced courses, as well
as workshops, covering a wide variety of topics within the three areas
of interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic
and Computation. Previous summer schools have been highly successful,
attracting up to 500 students from Europe and elsewhere. The school
has developed into an important meeting place and forum for discussion
for students and researchers interested in the interdisciplinary study
of Logic, Language and Information. During two weeks, 49 courses and 6
workshops are offered to the attendants, each of 1.5 hours per day
during a five days week, with up to seven parallel sessions. ESSLLI
also includes a student session (papers and posters by students only,
1.5 hour per day during the two weeks). There will be three evening
lectures by Mel Fitting, Jonathan Ginzburg and Adam Przepiorkowski.

In 2012, ESSLLI will held in Opole, Poland and will be organized by
the University of Opole, Poland. Chair of the program committee is
Andreas Herzig, and chairs of the organizing committee are Urszula
Wybraniec-Skardowska and Janusz Czelakowski.

**Summer School Programme**


**Online Registration**


**Programme Committee**

Chair: Andreas Herzig (Université de Toulouse and CNRS)
Local co-chair: Anna Pietryga (University of Opole)

Area specialists:
Language and Computation:
- Miriam Butt (Sprachwissenschaft, University of Konstanz)
- Gosse Bouma (Groningen University)
Language and Logic:
- Regine Eckardt (Language and Literature, University of Göttingen)
- Rick Nouwen (UiL-OTS, Utrecht University)
Logic and Computation:
- Natasha Alechina (CS, University of Nottingham)
- Andreas Weiermann (Mathematics and Computation, Ghent University)

**Organizing Committee**

Chair: Urszula Wybraniec-Skardowska and Janusz Czelakowski (University of Opole)

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