[Humanist] 28.169 events: early-stage researchers; computational history

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Jul 1 22:42:55 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 169.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Marten_Düring <m.duering at zoho.com>                       (73)
        Subject: CfP: 2nd Workshop on Computational History (HistoInformatics

  [2]   From:    "Internet & Gesellschaft Kolloquium"                     (102)
                <colloquium at hiig.de>
        Subject: Call for Participation: Berlin Early Stage Researchers
                Colloquium 2014

        Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:41:07 +0200
        From: Marten_Düring <m.duering at zoho.com>
        Subject: CfP: 2nd Workshop on Computational History (HistoInformatics 2014)

--2nd Workshop on Computational History (HistoInformatics 2014)--

Held in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2014), 10 November 2014, Barcelona, Spain

----Paper submission deadline September 1, 2014-----

The 2nd International Workshop on Computational History (Histoinformatics 2014) aims at fostering the interaction between Computer Science and Historical Science. 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):

- Natural language processing and text analytics applied to historical documents
- Analysis of longitudinal document collections
- Search and retrieval in document archives and historical collections, associative search
- Causal relationship discovery based on historical resources
- Named entity recognition and disabmiguation
- Entity relationship extraction, detecting and resolving historical references in text
- Finding analogical entities over time
- Computational linguistics for old texts
- Analysis of language change over time
- 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, social relations, motivations, figurations
- Handling uncertain and fragmentary text and image data
- Automatic biography generation
- Mining Wikipedia for historical data
- OCR and transcription old texts
- Effective interfaces for searching, browsing or visualizing historical data collections
- Studies on collective memory
- Studying and modeling forgetting and remembering processes
- Estimating credibility of historical findings
- Probing the limits of Histoinformatics
- Epistemologies in the Humanities and Computer Science
Full paper submissions are limited to 10 pages, while short paper submissions should be less than 5 pages. Submissions should be sent in English in PDF via the submission website. 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 who come from Computer Science and History Science backgrounds. The accepted papers will be published by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). See website for more details.
---Important dates---

- Paper submission deadline: September 1, 2014 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)
- Notification of acceptance: September 25, 2014
- Camera ready copy deadline: October 1, 2014 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)
- Workshop date: Nov 10, 2014

---Organizing Committee---

- Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University, Japan)
- Gaël Dias (Normandie University, France)
- Marten Düring (Centre for European Studies, Luxemburg)
- Antal van Den Bosch (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

---Scientific Committee---

- Robert Allen (Yonsei University, South Korea)
- Frederick Clavert (Paris Sorbonne University, France)
- Antoine Doucet (Normandie University, France)
- Roger Evans (University of Brighton, United Kingdom)
- Christian Gudehus (University of Flensburg, Germany)
- Pedro Rangel Henriques (Minho University, Portugal)
- Pim Huijnen (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
- Nattiya Kanhabua (LS3 Research Center, Germany)
- Tom Kenter (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Mike Kestemont (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
- Günter Mühlberger (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
- Andrea Nanetti (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
- Daan Odijk (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Marc Spaniol (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany)
- Shigeo Sugimoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
- Nina Tahmasebi (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
- Lars Wieneke (Centre for European Studies, Luxemburg)


Dr. Marten Düring

Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE) 
www.cvce.eu / www.cubrikproject.eu

Personal website, Historical Network Research

        Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 11:52:19 +0200
        From: "Internet & Gesellschaft Kolloquium" <colloquium at hiig.de>
        Subject: Call for Participation: Berlin Early Stage Researchers Colloquium 2014

Dear Humanist List,

Hereby the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
announces the annual colloquium held in Berlin, 9 October 2014. We wish to
gather early stage researchers (Ph.D. candidates and post-docs) from all
disciplines in order to drive forward the discussion on topics in the field
of Internet research. The colloquium provides a stage for new perspectives
on current issues of Internet and society.


Early stage researchers (Ph.D. candidates and post-docs) from all disciplines are invited to push ahead with the discussion revolving around Internet research.

    Conference: 09 October 2014 in Berlin

    Submission Deadline: 1 August 2014:

    Online submission via: http://colloquium.hiig.



This year’s colloquium will consist of two thematically focused tracks. We
cordially invite you to submit your research projects on one of
the following two topics:


In the near future, we will be paying for movies according to the size of
the screen that it is displayed on, as stated by Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO
of DreamWorks Animation. Whether that will actually happen remains to be
seen, however it is clear that business models are changing rapidly due to
the digital switch and correspondingly changing user expectations and
behaviours. In the ESRC we will talk about how audiovisual media (e.g.
film, animation, games, television etc) can cope with these dynamic
circumstances. In specific on how new business models occur that adjust to
the changing viewing behavior of users. What implications does this have on
copyright legislation and on data protection as well as on the norms and
regulations that emerge outside the legal realm? We regard this theme from
a multidisciplinary perspective, and welcome contributions from the area of
media studies, law, social sciences and economics. During the session,
academics and people working in the field will participate in the
discussion and provide a practical angle. » MORE


Privacy debates in the age of the Internet are prominent focal points of
all the challenges arising from increased network connection, new data
generation and collection techniques and conflicting cultural values. In
the ESRC, we want to explore the governance of privacy works on a global
scale. What are the global governance challenges of privacy? How is privacy
understood and perceived in different fora and what does that mean for
governing privacy? We welcome perspectives from all disciplines and from
theoretical and empirical backgrounds to contribute to our debate on
governance and privacy. During the session there will be very brief
five-minute inputs by the authors of the papers and ample of room for
discussion and the generation of new ideas. » MORE



You can apply for two types of participation at the colloquium:

*1. Paper presentation*
Please feel invited to submit theoretical, practical or experimental
research work.
We kindly ask you to follow these submission guidelines:

# An abstract outlining the relevance of the topic, the research method and
    Max. 300 words/1800 characters with spaces (possibly printed in the
# A short paper providing more detailed information about your research.
    2 to max. 8 pages; File type: PDF
# Short CV.
    Max. 2 pages; File type: PDF

*2. Participation only*
Please state, why you would like to join the discussion and briefly
describe your research or working background:

# A short statement outlining your personal motivation, your connection to
the topic and your working background.
    Max. 300 words/1800 characters with spaces (possibly printed in
the programme)
# Optional: Articles or papers that may underline your motivation or tell
us more about your background.
    More documents possible. Possible file types: PDF, PNG or JPG
# Optional: Short CV.
    Max. 2 pages; File type: PDF

*The submission process closes on 1 August 2014. Please note that you need
to register in order to submit a proposal.*


Alongside the Colloquium a thematically focused meeting on Internet
Governance will take place on 09 and 10 October 2014, approaching
governance in the dimensions of actors, technology and content and
including a panel discussion on "Multi stakeholder approach: Legitimate
self-regulation or simply lobbyism". We warmly invite you to join us and
our guests during these two days to gain insight into this key issue within
the I&S research community.


More information on the event can be found online on www.colloquium.hiig.de.
For questions please contact Larissa Wunderlich (colloquium at hiig.de).


http://www.hiig.de/  Larissa Wunderlich |
Projektmanagerin Veranstaltungen und Wissenstransfer
Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft gGmbH
  Bebelplatz 1 · 10099 Berlin

T +49 30 20 93-3490 · F +49 30 20 93-3435 ·  www.hiig.de ·  
Gesellschaftssitz Berlin | Amtsgericht Berlin Charlottenburg | HRB 140911B
USt-ID DE 27/601/54619 | Geschäftsführung: Dr. Jeanette Hofmann ·
Prof. Dr. Dr. Ingolf Pernice · Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schildhauer · Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz
· Dr. Karina Preiß

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