[Humanist] 27.372 events: histoinformatics

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Tue Sep 24 10:07:11 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 372.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 19:42:17 +0000
        From: Gaël Dias <gael.dias at unicaen.fr>
        Subject: Second Call - Workshop on Histoinformatics

1st Workshop on Histoinformatics (Histoinformatics 2013)-

Held in conjunction with 5th International Conference on Social
Informatics (SocInfo 2013), 25 November 2013, Kyoto, Japan


Paper submission deadline October 6, 2013
The length of short papers extended to 10 pages!

The 1st International Workshop on Histoinformatics aims at fostering the
interaction between Computer Science and Historical Science towards
"Computational History". 

This interdisciplinary initiative is a response to the growing popularity of
Digital Humanities and an increased tendency to apply computer techniques
for supporting and facilitating research in Humanities. Nowadays, due to the
increasing activities in digitizing and opening historical sources, the
Science of History can greatly benefit from the advances of Computer and
Information sciences which consist of processing, organizing and making
sense of data and information. As such, new Computer Science techniques can
be applied to verify and validate historical assumptions based on text
reasoning, image interpretation or memory understanding. 

Our objective is to provide for the two different research communities a
place to meet and exchange ideas and to facilitate discussion. We hope the
workshop will result in a survey of current problems and potential
solutions, with particular focus on exploring opportunities for
collaboration and interaction of researchers working on various subareas
within Computer Science and History Sciences. 

The main topics of the workshop are that of supporting historical research
and analysis through the application of Computer Science theories or
technologies, analyzing and making use of historical texts, recreating past
course of actions, analyzing collective memories, visualizing historical
data, providing efficient access to large wealth of accumulated historical
knowledge and so on.

The detailed topics of expected paper submissions are (but not limited to):

- Processing and text mining of historical documents- Analysis of longitudinal document collections
- Search models in document archives and historical collections,
associative search
- Causal relationship discovery based on historical resources
- Entity relationship extraction, detecting and resolving historical
references in text
- Computational linguistics for old texts
- Digitizing and archiving
- Modeling evolution of entities and relationships over time
- Automatic multimedia document dating
- Applications of artificial intelligence techniques to history
- Simulating and recreating the past course of actions, social
relations, motivations, figurations
- Analysis of language change over time
- Handling uncertain and fragmentary text and image data
- Finding analogical entities
- Entity linking in historical collections
- Named entity detection in historical texts
- Automatic biography generation
- Mining Wikipedia for historical data
- OCR and transcription of old texts
- Effective interfaces for searching, browsing or visualizing historical
data collections
- Collective memory analysis
- Studying and modeling forgetting and remembering processes
- Vulgarization of History through new media
- Probing the limits of Histoinformatics
- Epistemologies in the Humanities and Computer Science

Full paper submissions are limited to 14 pages, while short paper
submissions should be less than 10 pages (extended). Submissions should
be sent in English in PDF via the submission website (see the website
for link). They should be formatted according to Springer LNCS paper
formatting guidelines. They must be original and have not been submitted
for publication elsewhere. Submissions will be evaluated by at least
three different reviewers from both computer and history science areas.
The accepted papers will be published by Springer as post proceedings
volume (to appear after the workshop).

---Important dates---

- Paper submission deadline: October 6, 2013
- Notification of acceptance: October 25, 2013
- Camera ready copy deadline: November 5, 2013
- Workshop date: Nov 25, 2013

---Invited Talk---

Speaker: Prof. Antal van Den Bosch (Radboud University Nijmegen, The

---Organizing Committee---

- Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University, Japan)
- Gael Dias (Normandie University, France)
- Agostini-Ouafi Viviana (Normandie University, France)
- Christian Gudehus (University of Flensburg, Germany)
- Gunter Muhlberger (University of Innsbruck, Austria)

---Scientific Committee---

- Robert Allen (Drexel University, USA)
- Antal van Den Bosch (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
- Lindsey Dodd (University of Huddersfield, UK)
- Antoine Doucet (Normandie University, France)
- Alexis Drogoul (Institute of Research for Development, France)
- Marten During (Centre virtuel de la connaissance sur l'Europe (CVCE),
- Frederick Gibbs (University of New Mexico, USA)
- Pedro Rangel Henriques (Minho University, Portugal))
- Nattiya Kanhabua (LS3 Research Center, Germany)
- Tom Kenter (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Mike Kestemont (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
- Alexander Korb (University of Leicester, UK)
- Andrea Nanetti (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
- Daan Odijk (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Denis	Peschanski (Pantheon-Sorbonne University, France)
- Malte Rehbein (University of Passau, Germany)
- Marc Spaniol (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany)
- Shigeo Sugimoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
- Nina Tahmasebi (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
- William Turkel (University of Western Ontario, Canada)

Gaël Harry Dias                    |  Full Professor (PhD, HDR)
Human Language Technology Team     |  Head of HULTECH Team
GREYC - CNRS UMR 6072              |  [http://dias.users.greyc.fr]
University of Caen Basse-Normandie |  [gael.dias at unicaen.fr]
Campus Côte de Nacre               |  [Tel: +33 (0)2 31 56 74 87]
F-14032 Caen Cedex FRANCE          |  [Fax: +33 (0)2 31 56 73 30]

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