[Humanist] 28.753 events: archaeological networks; text & speech; standards

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 753.
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  [1]   From:    Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>                   (22)
        Subject: CFP Sunbelt SNA session challenges in archaeological network

  [2]   From:    TSD 2015 <xrambous at AURORA.FI.MUNI.CZ>                     (75)
        Subject: TSD 2015 - First Call for Papers

  [3]   From:    Kai Jakobs <kai.jakobs at COMSYS.RWTH-AACHEN.DE>             (84)
        Subject: CfP: SIIT 2015 - 9th Int. Conf. on Standardization &
                Innovation in IT

        Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:11:43 +0000 (UTC)
        From: Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>
        Subject: CFP Sunbelt SNA session challenges in archaeological network science

Call for papers

We would like to bring the session 'Challenges in Archaeological Network Science' to your attention. The session will be held at the Sunbelt Social Network Analysis conference in Brighton on 23-28 June 2015. We welcome all abstracts that address the challenges mentioned in the session abstract below.

The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2015. Please visit the Sunbelt website for more information and to submit an abstract: http://insna.org/sunbelt2015/?page_id=607

Please ensure to select the session ‘Challenges in Archaeological Network Science’ during the submission process. Feel free to notify us if you decide to submit an abstract.

We look forward to meeting you in Brighton,

Termeh Shafie and Tom Brughmans



Challenges in Archaeological Network Science

The application of network analysis in archaeology has only become more common in the last decade, despite a number of pioneering studies in the 1960s and 70s. The use of different techniques for the analysis and visualisation of network data has already led to new insights into past human behaviour. However, this renewed interest in network science is also accompanied by an increasing awareness of a number of methodological challenges that archaeological network scientists are faced with. These include, but are not limited to the following:

– How to deal with spurious data?

Sampling strategies in archaeology are often dominated by the geopolitical and financial constraints of excavation campaigns. Moreover, differences in the preservation of different materials provide a very fragmented picture of past human behaviour. As a result, networks constructed from archaeological data can be very sparse with apparent uncertainties.

– How to introduce more complex assumptions concerning tie dependency in the reconstruction of archaeological networks?

Network modelling is based on hypotheses from archaeological theory which in turn is based on archaeological evidence. A major challenge is how to infer the structure of an archaeological network given a set of assumptions regulating the occurrence of ties.

– How to deal with the poor chronological control of archaeological data?

The contemporaneity of observations and the exact sequence of events are often uncertain. This is problematic for network science techniques that assume node contemporaneity or require knowledge of the order of events.

– How to consider complex socio-spatial phenomena?

Archaeologists commonly study the spatial distribution of their data and evaluate to what extent spatial constraints influenced human behaviour. A limited number of spatial network techniques are currently available and many of these are not or hardly applicable in archaeology (e.g. network analysis of road networks).

This session invites papers that address these or other methodological challenges that network scientists in archaeology are faced with.

This session is organized by and will be chaired by:

Termeh Shafie, Termeh.Shafie at uni-konstanz.de, Department of Computer & Information Science, University of Konstanz.

Tom Brughmans, Tom.Brughmans at uni-konstanz.de, Department of Computer & Information Science, University of Konstanz.

        Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:11:41 +0000
        From: TSD 2015 <xrambous at AURORA.FI.MUNI.CZ>
        Subject: TSD 2015 - First Call for Papers

                     TSD 2015 - FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

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


* Keynote 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 is officially recognized as an INTERSPEECH 2015 satellite event.
* 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.


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


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.

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that
will be made available on a CD to participants at the time of the


Keynote topic:
    Challenges of Modern Era in Speech and Language Processing

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)



All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:
Ms Anna Habernalova, 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: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 06:51:00 +0100
        From: Kai Jakobs <kai.jakobs at COMSYS.RWTH-AACHEN.DE>
        Subject: CfP: SIIT 2015 - 9th Int. Conf. on Standardization & Innovation in IT

Call for Papers

SIIT 2015

9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology	

6 - 8 October 2015, Sunnyvale, California, USA

Hosted by Synosys


Patrons: Charles River Associates, San Jose State University

Conference Theme: Interoperability, Intellectual Property and Standards
Interoperability has never been more important than it is today. It can be achieved by design, following the market or through standardization. How does intellectual property impact interoperability? How do these factors interact with standardization? IEEE-SIIT 2015 will explore these, and other, important questions.

IEEE-SIIT conferences aim at bringing together academia, government and industry participants engaged in standardization to foster the exchange of insights and views on all issues surrounding standards, standardization, interoperability and innovation. Contributing academic disciplines include, but are not limited to: Business Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, History, Information Systems, Law, Management Studies and Sociology.

All types of papers (e.g., theoretical, empirical, case studies) are welcome that foster our understanding of interoperability, innovation and standards. Topics include, but are not limited to:

* Standardization and innovation
* Standards, intellectual property rights and antitrust law
* Open standards, open source, open innovation
* Standardization policies and regulation
* Standards in support of technology convergence
* Alternative interoperability strategies
* Adoption, implementation and diffusion of standards
* Standardization management and strategies
* Standards setting processes and organizations
* Economics of standards
* Impact of standards (e.g., on innovation, competition, or other aspects)
* Standards legitimacy
* Standards education
* History of standardization
* Standardization for developing countries
* Different regional and international standards regimes

A focus on intellectual property rights and standardization
IEEE-SIIT's strengths include addressing cross-discipline standards and standardization issues. IEEE-SIIT 2015 will focus on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and their impact on standards and standardization as a cross-disciplinary issue.  This is an opportunity to discuss not only the legal issues IPR creates, but the social (public good vs. private gain), technical (negotiation of IPR controlled features), Standards Development Organizations? (SDO) policies (Would a common SDO IPR policy help?), economic aspects (What is the cost of controlled IPR in a standard?), and government policy (Should patent examiners consider the impact of patents on standards?).

Paper Submissions
IEEE-SIIT 2015 accepts submissions which must be original (unpublished) and follow IEEE formatting guidelines. Authors? names and affiliations should appear on a separate cover page only, which should also identify the type of the submission:

* Industry/Academic papers should not exceed 10 pages (including figures, references, etc.).

* Poster papers should not exceed 2 pages.

* Presentation papers, i.e. intended for presentation only. These will not be published in the conference proceedings or Xplore, in order to allow their publication elsewhere (relevant to certain fields of science). These should not exceed 10 pages (including figures, references, etc.).

To submit a paper, please use the EDAS submission server https://www.edas.info/newPaper.php?c=19023. All papers will undergo a double blind peer-review process. Authors may submit more than one paper, but each author will be allowed to present only one paper during the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register with the conference and present the paper. The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g. removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.

Industry/Academic papers that will be included in the conference proceedings, will be made available through IEEE Xplore. Their authors must comply with the IEEE policy on plagiarism including self-plagiarism; authors of papers accepted for publication will be asked to sign an IEEE Copyright Form. Outstanding papers will be considered for inclusion in the International Journal on IT Standards and Standardisation Research (IJITSR).

Important Dates
Submissions due:	             3 April 2015
Notification of acceptance:  26 June 2015
Final paper due:             31 July 2015

All information about the conference will be announced at

Travel Grants
We expect to be able to offer travel grants for students and for attendees from developing countries. Please contact Kai Jakobs <Kai.Jakobs at comsys.rwth-aachen.de>.

Patronage Opportunities
Different patronage packages are available to companies and organizations that would like to be visible at this event. Please contact Ken Krechmer krechmer at isology.com.

Previous SIIT Conferences
1999	RWTH Aachen Univ., DE	
2001	Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, US 	
2003	Delft University of Technology, NL	
2005	ITU, Geneva, CH	
2007	Univ. of Calgary, CA
2009	Kogakuin Univ., Tokyo, JP
2011	TU Berlin, Berlin, DE
2013 ETSI, Sophia-Antipolis, FR

Further Information
Please contact Ken Krechmer <krechmer at isology.com>


Kai Jakobs

RWTH Aachen University
Computer Science Department
Informatik 4 (Communication and Distributed Systems)
Ahornstr. 55, D-52074 Aachen, Germany
Tel.: +49-241-80-21405
Fax:  +49-241-80-22222
Kai.Jakobs at comsys.rwth-aachen.de

EURAS - The European Academy for Standardization.

The International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research.

The 'Advances in Information Technology Standards and Standardization Research' book series.

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