[Humanist] 27.767 events: many & various

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Wed Feb 5 10:07:06 CET 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 767.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Alexandra Franklin                                        (24)
                <alexandra.franklin at BODLEIAN.OX.AC.UK>
        Subject: Symposium: THE ETHER

  [2]   From:    Carsten Timmermann <Carsten.Timmermann at MANCHESTER.AC.UK>  (15)
        Subject: International Committee for the History of Technology -
                ICOHTEC 2014: Extended Deadline

  [3]   From:    Youakim Badr <youakim.badr at insa-lyon.fr>                  (54)
        Subject: CFP: The 6th International ACM Conference on Management of
                Emergent Digital EcoSystems (ACM MEDES 2014)

  [4]   From:    Charles Ess <cmess at drury.edu>                             (16)
        Subject: CaTaC'14 - Oslo, June 17-20: website for submissions to
                CaTaC'14 now available

  [5]   From:    TSD 2014 <xrambous at aurora.fi.muni.cz>                     (56)
        Subject: TSD 2014 - First Call for Papers

  [6]   From:    "Bod, Rens" <L.W.M.Bod at uva.nl>                            (18)
        Subject: CfP: The Making of the Humanities IV, Rome, 16-18 October

        Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 10:44:05 +0000
        From: Alexandra Franklin <alexandra.franklin at BODLEIAN.OX.AC.UK>
        Subject: Symposium: THE ETHER

SYMPOSIUM: The lure of the ether


21 February 2014 10:00am - 4:30pm
History Faculty
University of Oxford
George Street, Oxford

Speakers :
Imogen Clarke, 'The ether at the crossroads of classical and modern physics'
Jaume Navarro, 'Ether and wireless: an old medium into new media'
Richard Noakes, 'The ethereal in scientific cultures, 1880-1930'
Richard Staley, 'Einstein's ether'
Michael Whitworth, 'Ether and its Metaphors'

'All that is solid melts into air' ...

In scientific theory and popular imagination, it was proposed up to the 19th century that electromagnetic waves must move, like the waves of an ocean, through an all-pervading medium. 
The ether was the material substance which was thought to be constantly vibrating with the force of many electromagnetic waves.

But experiments and Einstein's theory of relativity challenged the very existence of this supposed substance, just at the time when radio was promoting the importance of the ether as the medium through which nation would speak to nation. What were the ripples, throughout cultural and intellectual life, of the demise of the ether?

This event is free but booking is essential. Email bookcentre at bodleian.ox.ac.uk<mailto:bookcentre at bodleian.ox.ac.uk>, with subject line: ETHER

Dr Alexandra Franklin
Co-ordinator, Centre for the Study of the Book
Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Bodleian Library
Oxford OX1 3BG
Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 277006
e-mail: alexandra.franklin at bodleian.ox.ac.uk

        Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 11:45:28 +0000
        From: Carsten Timmermann <Carsten.Timmermann at MANCHESTER.AC.UK>
        Subject: International Committee for the History of Technology - ICOHTEC 2014: Extended Deadline

41st Symposium 
International Committee for the History of Technology

Extended deadline : paper and session proposals for ICOHTEC 2014 are now accepted until 17 February 2014.

The 41st Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology will be held in Brasov, Romania at the turn of July and August of 2014. The main theme of the meeting will be "Technology in Times of Transition".

The general theme is tailored for the site, while the intention is to examine flexibility of technology to adjust to major societal transitions in the past and present. Times of transition refer to rapid and even revolutionary phases of history when major societal structures changed and nations had to bend to new conditions. Industrial revolutions of the 18th and 19th century, restructuring the economies during and after World War I, depression of the 1930s, post-war period of reshuffle and economic growth and collapse of the Soviet regime in the 1990s are examples of times of transition. In addition, the idea of the symposium is to promote dialogues between East and West as well as North and South and - if possible - also to compare experiences of various countries in the similar circumstances.

ICOHTEC welcomes individual paper and poster proposals as well as the submissions of entire sessions to this symposium. The membership in ICOHTEC is NOT required to attend the meeting.

Extended deadline for proposals is 17 February 2014

Please visit our  website for more details http://www.icohtec.org<http://www.icohtec.org/>

Dr. Slawomir Lotysz
Chair of the Programme Committee ICOHTEC 2014
Institute of Civil Engineering
University of Zielona Gora
ul. prof. Z. Szafrana 1
65-516 Zielona Góra, POLAND
Email: s.lotysz at gmail.com<mailto:s.lotysz at gmail.com>

        Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 10:25:35 +0000
        From: Youakim Badr <youakim.badr at insa-lyon.fr>
        Subject: CFP: The 6th International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (ACM MEDES 2014)


      The 6th International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES 2014)
                                  In-Cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGAPP and IFIP WG 2.6
                                                                September 15-17, 2014
                                                          Buraidah-Al Qassim, Saudi Arabi

Description and Objectives

In the world of the Internet, the rapid growth and exponential use of digital medias leads to the emergence of virtual environments namely digital ecosystems composed of multiple and independent entities such as individuals, organizations, services, software and applications sharing one or several missions and focusing on the interactions and inter-relationships among them. The digital ecosystem exhibits self-organizing environments, thanks to the re-combination and evolution of its "digital components", in which resources provided by each entity are properly conserved, managed and used. The underlying resources mainly comprehend data management, innovative services, computational intelligence and self-organizing platforms. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of digital ecosystems and their characteristics, they are highly complex to study and design. This also leads to a poor understanding as to how managing resources will empower digital ecosystems to be innovative and value-creating. The application of Information Technologies has the potential to enable the understanding of how entities request resources and ultimately interact to create benefits and added-values, impacting business practices and knowledge. These technologies can be improved through novel techniques, models and methodologies for fields such as data management, web technologies, networking, security, human-computer interactions, artificial intelligence, e-services and self-organizing systems to support the establishment of digital ecosystems and manage their resources.

The International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES) aims to develop and bring together a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and technologies can be evolved and adapted to this end. The conference seeks related original research papers, industrial papers and proposals for demonstrations.

MEDES 2014 seeks contributions in the following 10 areas:

1. Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure
2. Cloud computing
3. Emergent Intelligence
4. Service systems and Engineering
5. Trust, Security & Privacy
6. Data & Knowledge Management
7. Intelligent Web
8. Human-Computer Interaction
9. Networks and Protocols
10. Open Source

Paper Submission

Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format and should be uploaded using the conference website. The submitted paper should be at most 8 ACM single-space printed pages. Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer reviewers. After the preliminary notification date, authors rebut by evidence and arguments all reviewer inquiries and their comments. Based on the rebuttal feedback, reviewers notify authors with the final decision. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics related to Digital Ecosystems. At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper.

The conference Proceedings will be published by ACM and indexed by the ACM Digital Library and DBLP.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline:         12 May 2014
Notification of Acceptance: 13 July 2014
Camera Ready:                  07 August 2014
Conference Dates:             15-17 September 2014

Special Tracks:
Big Data Processing and Management
Computational Intelligence

Special issues and Journal Publication
Extended versions of selected papers will be published in several peer reviewed journals. The list of journals will be announced later.

Keynote Speakers
Fabien Gandon, INRIA, France
Ton Kalker, DTS Incorporation, USA
Kwei-Jay Lin, University of California, Irvine, USA
Azer Bestavros, Boston University, USA
Roger Lee, Central Michigan University, USA

International Program Committee:
(Please check the web site for the full list)

        Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 19:01:52 +0000
        From: Charles Ess <cmess at drury.edu>
        Subject: CaTaC'14 - Oslo, June 17-20: website for submissions to CaTaC'14 now available


Just a short note to inform those who are interested that the website for turning in papers and proposals for consideration for CaTaC’14 is now available:

For further details on the conference, including recently posted information, please see:  http://www.catacconference.org/

Additional information – e.g., regarding conference fees – will also be available soon.

Please pass on to any potentially interested colleagues – and many thanks in advance.

Charles Ess
Professor in Media Studies
Department of Media and Communication
Director, Centre for Research on Media Innovations
University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1093 Blindern
Oslo Norway
email: charles.ess at media.uio.no

        Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:18:10 +0000
        From: TSD 2014 <xrambous at aurora.fi.muni.cz>
        Subject: TSD 2014 - First Call for Papers


Seventeenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2014)
              Brno, Czech Republic, 8-12 September 2014

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of
West Bohemia, Pilsen.  The conference is supported by International
Speech Communication Association.

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic


    March 15 2014 ............ Submission of abstracts
    March 22 2014 ............ Submission of full papers

Submission of abstract serves for better organization of the review
process only - for the actual review a full paper submission is


TSD series 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.  TSD Proceedings
are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation
Index.  Moreover, LNAI series are listed in all major citation databases


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
    (morphological and syntactic analysis, synthesis and
    disambiguation, multilingual processing, sentiment analysis,
    credibility analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization,
    authorship attribution)

    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)

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly


        Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 22:20:39 +0000
        From: "Bod, Rens" <L.W.M.Bod at uva.nl>
        Subject: CfP: The Making of the Humanities IV, Rome, 16-18 October 2014

The Making of the Humanities IV, Rome, 16-18 October 2014

The fourth conference on the history of the humanities, "The Making of the Humanities IV", will take place in Rome from 16 till 18 October 2014.

Goal of the Conference
This is the fourth of a biennially organized conference that brings together scholars and historians interested in the cross-cultural history of the humanities (philology, art history, historiography, linguistics, logic, literary studies, musicology, theatre studies, media studies, a.o.).

Theme of the 2014 Conference: Connecting Disciplines
We welcome papers and panels on the history of the humanities that focus on any period or region. The theme of the 2014 conference will be Connecting Disciplines, with a special interest in comparing methods and patterns across disciplines -- both within and between regions (e.g. China and Europe).

Confirmed Invited Speakers
Fenrong Liu  http://fenrong.net/  (Tsinghua University)
Hans-Jörg Rheinberger<http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/staff/members/rheinbg> (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
Helen Small<http://www.english.ox.ac.uk/about-faculty/faculty-members/victorian-period/small-dr-helen> (University of Oxford)

Deadline for abstracts and panel proposals: 1 June 2014

For more information, see http://makingofthehumanities.blogspot.com<http://makingofthehumanities.blogspot.com/>

Organization and Support
Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome http://www.knir.it/en/
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam<http://www.illc.uva.nl/>
Huizinga Institute of Cultural History (Working Group History of the Humanities)<http://www.huizingainstituut.nl/werkgroep-geschiedenis-van-de-geesteswetenschappen-history-of-the-humanities/#respond>

Rens Bod http://staff.science.uva.nl/~rens/ , Julia Kursell<http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/organisation/staff-members/content/k/u/j.j.e.kursell/j.j.e.kursell.html>, Jaap Maat, Thijs Weststeijn <http://home.medewerker.uva.nl/m.a.weststeijn/>

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