[Humanist] 28.555 events: text & speech; social contract for publishing; DH symposium

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Dec 11 12:31:21 CET 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 555.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    TSD 2015 <xrambous at aurora.fi.muni.cz>                     (69)
        Subject: TSD 2015 - Preliminary Call for Papers

  [2]   From:    Alex Stinson <stinsoad at k-state.edu>                       (39)
        Subject: Digital Humanities Symposium Kansas State University,
                February 27-28

  [3]   From:    Elena Pierazzo <pierazzo at gmail.com>                       (29)
        Subject: Symposium : Toward a new social contract between publishers
                and editors

        Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:02:52 +0000
        From: TSD 2015 <xrambous at aurora.fi.muni.cz>
        Subject: TSD 2015 - Preliminary Call for Papers

Eighteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2015)
            Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic, 14-17 September 2015


* Invited speakers Hermann Ney, Dan Roth, Björn W. Schuller, Peter D. Turney,
  and Alexander Waibel.
* TSD is traditionally published by Springer-Verlag and regularly listed 
  in all major citation databases: Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings 
  Citation Index, DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, COMPENDEX, etc.
* TSD offers high-standard transparent review process - double blind, final 
  reviewers discussion.
* TSD will take place in Pilsen, the European Capital of Culture 2015.
* TSD provides an all-service package (conference access and material, 
  all meals, one social event etc) for an easily affordable fee starting 
  at 270 EUR for students and 330 EUR for full participants.


TSD series have evolved as a prime forum for interaction between
researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over
the world. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in
their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. The TSD
proceedings are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference
Proceedings Citation Index. LNAI series are listed in all major citation
databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, or COMPENDEX.


Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

    Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
    text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
    specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

    Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
    speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
    alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
    acoustic and language modelling)

    Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
    (multilingual processing, sentiment analysis, credibility
    analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization, authorship

    Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
    fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

    Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
    extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web, 
    knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
    disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

    Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
    (machine translation, natural language understanding,
    question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

    Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
    question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in

    Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
    animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
    and personality modelling)


The official language of the event will be English. However, papers on
processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.


March 31, 2015 ............ Submission of full papers
May 10, 2015 .............. Notification of acceptance
May 31, 2015 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration

September 14-17, 2015 ....... Conference date



All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:
Ms Anna Habernalová, TSD2015 Conference Secretary
E-mail: tsd2015 at tsdconference.org
Phone: (+420) 724 910 148
Fax: +420 377 632 402 - Please, mark the faxed material with capitals
                        'TSD' on top.
TSD 2015 conference web site: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2015

        Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:33:29 +0000
        From: Alex Stinson <stinsoad at k-state.edu>
        Subject: Digital Humanities Symposium Kansas State University, February 27-28


The inaugural Kansas State University Digital Humanities Symposium, Exploring the Digital Medium: Cross Disciplinary Collaboration in the Digital Humanities, will convene on February 27-28, 2015.

Sponsored by the DHCenter at KSU and held at Hale Library, Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, the symposium includes two workshops on Digital Humanities and Pedagogy on February 27, 2015 and two plenary speakers and presentations on February 28, 2015.

I would like to invite you to encourage colleagues, students, and researchers to submit presentations per the Call for Papers below. For more information, see http://www.k-state.edu/digitalhumanities/symposium/papers.html .


Alex Stinson
Digital Humanities Specialist
DHCenter at KSU
Department of English
Kansas State University

Kansas State University invites submission of abstracts for Exploring the Digital Medium: Cross Disciplinary Collaboration in the Digital Humanities.

This symposium seeks to examine the interdisciplinary nature of digital humanities scholarship, including the involvement of arts, sciences, and social sciences.

Proposal Deadline - January 16, 2015

Topics may include

  *   Digital research in humanities disciplines
  *   Digital humanities pedagogy or dissemination of theories and practices
  *   Visualization, analysis, and computational representations of humanities content
  *   Sustainability of digital projects and information lifecycles
  *   Public humanities in digital environments
  *   Humanities computing and data curation
  *   Humanist concerns in digital arts, architecture, or design
  *   Digital performing arts
  *   Collaborative partnerships for digital work between humanities and/or social sciences and the sciences

Presentation types

Abstract or submission topics will be divided into the following categories:

  *   Paper/Presentation (15-20 minutes) | Abstract length: 250-500 words

  *   Pecha Kucha (15-20 slides shown for 20 seconds each; 5 - 6:40 minutes) | Abstract length: 250-500 words (What is a Pecha Kucha?<http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/PechaKucha-pecha-kucha>)

  *   Poster Presentations  | Abstract: 250-500 words

We encourage both scholars, undergraduate, and graduate students to submit abstracts for Pecha Kucha and poster presentations.

Submission process

Submissions are due by January 16, 2015. Email your abstracts as an attachment to dhcenter at k-state.edu<mailto:dhcenter at k-state.edu> with the following information:

  *   Symposium application in the subject line

  *   Name

  *   Institutional affiliations, if applicable

All proposals are peer-reviewed. Notification of acceptance or decline will be made via e-mail.

*If interested, presenters may choose (this is optional, not required) to have their posters, slides or papers published in the symposium proceedings, published open access via K-State’s New Prairie Press. These ocuments will be made publicly available on the conference website.

Along with plenary speakers Matt Cohen (Associate Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin,http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/english/faculty/mc37894 ) and Jeff McClurken (Professor of History and American Studies & Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation University of Mary Washington,http://mcclurken.org/), the symposium will offer lively presentations and discussions from DH scholars, librarians, and digital artists.

Exploring the Digital Medium is made possible by partnerships of Kansas State University Libraries and the K-State English Department, The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the Chapman Center for Rural Studies, and the Offices of the Provost and President.

For additional information  see: http://www.k-state.edu/digitalhumanities/symposium.html . Please direct inquiries to the DH team at dhcenter at ksu.edu<mailto:dhcenter at ksu.edu>.

        Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:19:48 +0100
        From: Elena Pierazzo <pierazzo at gmail.com>
        Subject: Symposium : Toward a new social contract between publishers and editors

Toward a new social contract between publishers and editors
26 January 2015, Maison de Science de l’Homme – Alpes, Grenoble
NeDiMAH, the Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities, is delighted to announce this one-day seminar, which will bring together publishers and scholarly editors in order to discuss how best to produce digital editions which are at the same time both economically viable and in keeping with scholarly standards.
In the pre-digital world, publishers and editors normally collaborated: the editors would produce the edition, following the guidelines provided by the publishing house, which for its part would take care of marketing and distribution, as well as essential scholarly services such as peer review. Digital scholarly editions, on the other hand, tend to be self-published by scholars within their own universities, most often without any connection with a publishing house – an arrangement which is hardly sustainable, for various reasons, and often not available to younger researchers producing their first editions and without access to suitable funding. At the same time, publishers are increasingly engaging with the digital, in particular in connection with tablet distribution. But the majority of such eBooks are generally not up to the standards expected by the scholarly community: in many ePubs, for instance, basic features such as footnotes are a luxury – to say nothing of a proper critical apparatus. How can be we best address these issues, to the mutual benefit of all involved parties – editors, publishers and the scholarly public?
Elena Pierazzo (University “Stendhal” Grenoble 3, France)
Matthew Driscoll (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Confirmed speakers:
Marjorie Burghart (EHSSE, Lyon, France)
Caroline Macé (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Hilde Bøe (Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway)
Espen Ore (Oslo University, Norway)
Gabriella Ravenni (University of Pisa, Italy)
Manuel Portela (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Brad Schott, Brambletye Publishing
Pierre-Yves Buard, Presse Universitarie de Caen
Rupert Gatti, Open Books publishers, Cambridge
Pierre Mounier, Open Editions
If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Andrea Penso at the following address by the 16th of January: andrea.penso at u-grenoble3.fr
Registration is free but obligatory.

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