[Humanist] 26.994 events: remote sensing; spatial networks; computation

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Fri Apr 26 07:57:37 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 994.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (17)
        Subject: Conference: Known Knowns to Unknown Unknowns (K2U2) -
                Remotely Detecting the Past

  [2]   From:    Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>                   (64)
        Subject: CFP Hestia2: exploring spatial networks through ancient

  [3]   From:    S B Cooper <pmt6sbc at maths.leeds.ac.uk>                   (129)
        Subject: CiE 2013 - 2nd Call for Informal Presentations

        Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 08:20:12 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Conference: Known Knowns to Unknown Unknowns (K2U2) - Remotely Detecting the Past

Known Knowns to Unknown Unknowns (K2U2) Remotely Detecting the Past
ArcLand/The Discovery Programme/UCD School of Archaeology/ Dublin City Council

Date: Thursday 9th May & Friday 10th May 2013
Time: 9:30-16:30 Both days
Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin, Ireland (http://www.woodquayvenue.ie/)

Over the past few years the extent and quality of information available from satellites, airborne laser scanning (LiDAR) and aerial photography has grown exponentially. These techniques, collectively referred to as remote sensing, have had an enormous impact on our ability to reveal past landscapes and disseminate knowledge about those landscapes. The results of this work can be both visually exciting and intellectually engaging.

This two day conference brings together a series of speakers to showcase these techniques and the uses to which they can be put. This conference will specifically explore how remotes sensing and its results can be used within the sectors of:

  *   Heritage management and legislation
  *   Education including: secondary, third level and continual development
  *   Community heritage and citizen science

The conference runs in conjunction with a public exhibition.

Sign up for the event at: http://k2u2arcland.eventbrite.com/
Dr Rob Sands
UCD School of Archaeology
web: http://www.ucd.ie/archaeology/staff/robsands/

        Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 05:22:28 -0700 (PDT)
        From: Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>
        Subject: CFP Hestia2: exploring spatial networks through ancient sources

Dear all,
We are delighted to announce the Call For Papers (below) for a one day free
seminar organized at The University of Southampton on 18 July 2013 titled
‘Hestia2: Exploring spatial networks through ancient sources’, funded by
the AHRC. Hestia2 is a public engagement project that aims to cross
boundaries between the academic, commercial and educational sectors. We
welcome contributions from all of these sectors, and confirmed presentations
include presenters from English Heritage, Ordnance Survey and The University
of Texas at Dallas. Please feel free to submit an abstract and share this
invitation with others who might be interested. Deadline for abstracts: 13

Best regards,
Tom Brughmans, Elton Barker, Stefan Bouzarovski and Leif
Exploring spatial
networks through ancient sources
University of Southampton 18th July 2013
Organisers: Elton Barker, Stefan
Bouzarovski, Leif Isaksen and Tom Brughmans
In collaboration with The Connected Past http://connectedpast.soton.ac.uk/
A free one-day seminar on spatial network analysis in archaeology, history,
classics, teaching and commercial archaeology.   Spatial relationships are
everywhere in our sources about the past: from the ancient roads that
connect cities, or ancient authors mentioning political alliances between
places, to the stratigraphic contexts archaeologists deal with in their
fieldwork. However, as datasets about the past become increasingly large,
these spatial networks become ever more difficult to disentangle. Network
techniques allow us to address such spatial relationships explicitly and
directly through network visualisation and analysis. This seminar aims to
explore the potential of such innovative techniques for research, public
engagement and commercial purposes.   

The seminar is part of Hestia2, a public engagement project aimed at
introducing a series of conceptual and practical innovations to the spatial
reading and visualisation of texts. Following on from the AHRC-funded
“Network, Relation, Flow: Imaginations of Space in Herodotus’s
Histories” (Hestia: http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/hestia/ ), Hestia2
represents a deliberate shift from experimenting with geospatial analysis of
a single text to making Hestia’s outcomes available to new audiences and
widely applicable to other texts through a seminar series, online platform,
blog and learning materials with the purpose of fostering knowledge exchange
between researchers and non-academics, and generating public interest and
engagement in this field.  

For this first Hestia2 workshop we welcome contributionsaddressing any of (but not restricted to) the following themes:

* Spatial network analysis techniques

* Spatial networks in archaeology, history and classics

* Techniques for the discovery and analysis of networks from textual

* Exploring spatial relationships in classical and archaeological sources

* The use of network visualisations and linked datasets for archaeologists
active in the commercial sector and teachers

* Applications of network analysis in archaeology, history and classics

Please email proposed titles and abstracts (max. 250 words) to:
t.brughmans at soton.ac.uk by May 13th 2013.

        Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:51:07 +0000
        From: S B Cooper <pmt6sbc at maths.leeds.ac.uk>
        Subject: CiE 2013 - 2nd Call for Informal Presentations


   COMPUTABILITY IN EUROPE 2013: The Nature of Computation
                       Milan, Italy
                     July  1 - 5, 2013
                    co-located with
    Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation 2013



TUTORIAL SPEAKERS:  Gilles Brassard (Universite de Montreal) and Grzegorz
Rozenberg (Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science and University of
Colorado at Boulder)

Ulle Endriss (University of Amsterdam)
Lance Fortnow (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Anna Karlin (University of Washington)
Bernard Moret (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)
Mariya Soskova (Sofia University)
Endre Szemeredi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Rutgers University

For submission details, see:

SUBMISSION DEADLINE for Informal Presentations:

MAY 31, 2013

Authors will be notified of acceptance, usually within one week of
****Authors of abstracts accepted for presentation are invited to submit a
paper extending the abstract to the journal Computability. ****

CiE 2013 conference topics include, but not exclusively:

* Admissible sets
* Algorithms
* Analog computation
* Artificial intelligence
* Automata theory
* Bioinformatics
* Classical computability and degree structures
* Cognitive science and modelling
* Complexity classes
* Computability theoretic aspects of programs
* Computable analysis and real computation
* Computable structures and models
* Computational and proof complexity
* Computational biology
* Computational creativity
* Computational learning and complexity
* Computational linguistics
* Concurrency and distributed computation
* Constructive mathematics
* Cryptographic complexity
* Decidability of theories
* Derandomization
* DNA computing
* Domain theory and computability
* Dynamical systems and computational models
* Effective descriptive set theory
* Emerging and Non-standard Models of Computation
* Finite model theory
* Formal aspects of program analysis
* Formal methods
* Foundations of computer science
* Games
* Generalized recursion theory
* History of computation
* Hybrid systems
* Higher type computability
* Hypercomputational models
* Infinite time Turing machines
* Kolmogorov complexity
* Lambda and combinatory calculi
* L-systems and membrane computation
* Machine learning
* Mathematical models of emergence
* Molecular computation
* Morphogenesis and developmental biology
* Multi-agent systems
* Natural Computation
* Neural nets and connectionist models
* Philosophy of science and computation
* Physics and computability
* Probabilistic systems
* Process algebras and concurrent systems
* Programming language semantics
* Proof mining and applications
* Proof theory and computability
* Proof complexity
* Quantum computing and complexity
* Randomness
* Reducibilities and relative computation
* Relativistic computation
* Reverse mathematics
* Semantics and logic of computation
* Swarm intelligence and self-organisation
* Type systems and type theory
* Uncertain Reasoning
* Weak systems of arithmetic and applications

We particularly welcome submissions in emergent areas, such as
bioinformatics and natural computation.

*Algorithmic Randomness (organizers: Mathieu Hoyrup, Andre Nies)
Speakers: Johanna Franklin (University of Connecticut, USA), Noam Greenberg
(Victoria University, New Zealand), Joseph S. Miller (University of
Wisconsin, USA), Nikolay Vereshchagin (Moscow State University, Russia)

* Computational Complexity in the Continuous World (organizers: Akitoshi
Kawamura, Robert Rettinger)
Speakers: Mark Braverman (Princeton University, USA), Daniel S. Graca
(Universidade do Algarve), Joris van der Hoeven (Ecole polytechnique,
France), Chee K. Yap (New York University, USA)
* Computational Molecular Biology (organizers: Alessandra Carbone, Jens
Speakers: Sebastian Boecker (University of Jena, Germany), Marilia D. V.
Braga (Inmetro, Brazil), Andrea Pagnani (Human Genetics Foundation, Italy),
Laxmi Parida (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA)

* Computation in Nature (organizers: Mark Daley, Natasha Jonoska)
Speakers: Jerome Durand-Lose (Univ. of Orleans, France),  Giuditta Franco
(Univ. of Verona Italy),  Lila Kari (Univ. of Western Ontario, Canada),
Darko Stefanovic (Univ. of New Mexico, USA)

* Data Streams and Compression (organizers: Paolo Ferragina, Andrew
Speakers: Graham Cormode (AT&T Labs, USA), Irene Finocchi (University of
Rome, Italy), Andrew McGregor (University of Massachusetts, USA), Marinella
Sciortino (University of Palermo, Italy).

* History of Computation (organizers: Gerard Alberts, Liesbeth De Mol)
Speakers:  David Alan Grier (George Washington University, USA), Thomas
Haigh (University of Wisconsin, USA), Ulf Hashagen (Deutsches Museum,
Germany), Matti Tedre (Stockholm University, Sweden).

Contact: Paola Bonizzoni - bonizzoni at disco.unimib.it

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