[Humanist] 26.127 events: Turing; HTRC Uncamp

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Wed Jul 4 22:33:00 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 127.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Dot Porter <dot.porter at gmail.com>                         (50)
        Subject: HTRC Uncamp Pre-registration now Open!

  [2]   From:    Liesbeth De Mol <elizabeth.demol at UGENT.BE>                (81)
        Subject: Second Call for Papers: Turing in Context II, Brussels, 10-
                12 October 2012

        Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 16:17:36 -0400
        From: Dot Porter <dot.porter at gmail.com>
        Subject: HTRC Uncamp Pre-registration now Open!
        In-Reply-To: <1E35782C42FF664D8A65A4B3070ADF652F6081CE at IU-MSSG-MBX110.ads.iu.edu>

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

HTRC Uncamp. HTRC is hosting its first annual HTRC UnCamp 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

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.

Registration. 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 http://d2i.indiana.edu/webforms/htrc-uncamp-pre/ 
  *   HTRC will send invitations to register by August 10, 2012
  *   Registration and Registration Fee will be due by August 15, 2012
Travel.  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.

Robert Ping, Project Manager
Indiana University Data to Insight Center
robping at indiana.edu<mailto:robping at indiana.edu>
812 345-1065 (cell)

Dot Porter (MA, MSLS)
Digital Medievalist, Digital Librarian
Email: dot.porter at gmail.com
Personal blog: dotporterdigital.org
MESA blog: http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/projects/mesa/

        Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2012 12:52:24 +0200
        From: Liesbeth De Mol <elizabeth.demol at UGENT.BE>
        Subject: Second Call for Papers: Turing in Context II, Brussels, 10-12 October 2012
        In-Reply-To: <1E35782C42FF664D8A65A4B3070ADF652F6081CE at IU-MSSG-MBX110.ads.iu.edu>

Dear all,

I hope the following cfp is of interest to some of you,

best wishes,

With Apologies for Multiple Postings
/Second call for papers/

"Turing in context II"
Historical and Contemporary Research in Logic, Computing Machinery and AI
10-12 October, 2012
Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts,
Brussels, Belgium

In the spirit of Alan Turing's interdisciplinary research, an 
international meeting will be held at the Royal Flemish Academy for the 
Sciences and Arts, exploring recent research into the many directions 
brought together in his work.

This meeting is the second Turing in Context event during the 2012 
Turing centennial. The first was held at King's College, Cambridge, 
18-19 February 2012. It was an outreach event for the general academic 
public with invited speakers only. Turing in Context II is a research 
meeting meant for experts in the fields touched by Turing's 
contributions to science.

TOPICS of the meeting include but are not restricted to:

     * history and theory of symbolic and physical machines
     * human and artificial intelligence
     * logic, computability and complexity

We cordially invite contributions in all fields relating to the work and 
legacy of Alan Turing, both current research continuing Turing's ideas, 
and historical and philosophical reflections on them. Researchers from 
areas that Turing worked in but are not listed above, such as pattern 
formation and cryptography are explicitly encouraged to submit as well.

Submissions should be 200-500 words abstracts and should be submitted to 
EasyChair via the following link:


Authors of accepted papers will later be invited to send an extended 
abstract (max. 6 pages) to be reviewed by the programme committee for 
publication in a volume of the Academy Proceedings Series. A volume of 
full papers might follow after the conference.

Deadline Submission of Abstracts: August 15, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: August 31, 2012
Conference:  October 10-12, 2012

  S. Barry Cooper, "Turing Machines, Embodied Information, and Higher 
Type Computability"
  Leo Corry, Turing and the Computational Tradition in Pure Mathematics: 
The Case of the Riemann  Zeta-Function
  Daniel Dennett, "Turing's gradualist vision: making minds from 
  Marie Hicks, The Imitation Game Writ Large: Thinking about gender, 
labor, and sexuality in making machines useful.
   Maurice Margenstern, Universality everywhere and beyond, an epic of 
computer science
   Elvira Mayordomo, From Computability to Information Theory
   Alexandra Shlapentokh, Definability and decidability over function 
fields of positive characteristic
   Rineke Verbrugge, Cognitive systems in interaction

Bill Aspray (University of Texas)
Tony Beavers (University of Evansville)
Liesbeth De Mol (Ghent University)
Luc De Raedt (Leuven University)
Pablo Gervas (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Antonina Kolokolova (University of Toronto)
Benedikt Loewe (University of Amsterdam)
David McCarty (Indiana University Bloomington)
Erik Myin (Antwerp University)
Giuseppe Primiero (Ghent University)
Wilfried Sieg (Carnegie Mellon University)
Mariya Soskova (Sofia University)
Jean-Paul van Bendegem (Free University of Brussels)
Bart van Kerkhove (Hasselt University)

Liesbeth De Mol, Benedikt Loewe, Giuseppe Primiero, Jean-Paul van 
Bendegem, Bart van Kerkhove

The meeting is sponsored by:
Royal Flemish Academy of the Sciences, Belgian Society for Logic and 
Philosophy of Science, Fund for Scientific Research Flanders, Centre for 
Logic and Philosophy of Science, VUB.

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