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Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 08:43:34 +0100
From: "Humanist Discussion Group \(by way of Willard McCarty              <willard.mccarty-AT-kcl.ac.uk>\)" <willard-AT-LISTS.VILLAGE.VIRGINIA.EDU>
Subject: 22.002 events: CaSTA 2008; T-REX; CEDAR 2008
To: <humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU>


               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 2.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
  www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/cch/research/publications/humanist.html
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                     Submit to: humanist-AT-princeton.edu

   [1]   From:    Brent Nelson <brent.nelson-AT-USASK.CA>               (142)
         Subject: cfp: CaSTA 2008

   [2]   From:    Stéfan Sinclair <sgsinclair-AT-gmail.com>            (28)
         Subject: T-REX (text analysis tools event)

   [3]   From:    Miki Hermann <hermann-AT-lix.polytechnique.fr>         (67)
         Subject: CFP: Workshop CEDAR 2008


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         Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 08:21:59 +0100
         From: Brent Nelson <brent.nelson-AT-USASK.CA>
         Subject: cfp: CaSTA 2008

A Joint Humanities Computing, Computer Science Conference at
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 16-18 October 2008

CaSTA 2008 -- "New Directions in Text Analysis" --
will be held at the University of Saskatchewan in
Saskatoon from 16-18 October 2008, featuring guest speakers:
* David Hoover, Professor of English at New York University (keynote)
* Hoyt Duggan, Professor Emeritus in English at University of Virginia
* Geoffrey Rockwell, Associate Professor in
Humanities Computing and Multimedia at University of Alberta
* Cara Leitch, PhD candidate in English at University of Victoria

CaSTA 2008 will also feature a pre-conference
seminar on "Digitizing Early Material Culture," with guest speakers:
* Meg Twycross, Professor Emeritus of English,
Lancaster University, and Executive Editor of
Medieval English Theatre (new speaker, replacing Melissa Terras)
* Lisa Snyder, Associate Director of the
Experiential Technologies Centre, University of California Los Angeles

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR "NEW DIRECTIONS IN TEXT ANALYSIS"

The organizing committee of CaSTA 2008 also
invites proposals from Canadian and international
scholars and practitioners working in any area of
technical or textual studies addressing the
conference theme, "New Directions in Text
Analysis." This will be the sixth annual CaSTA
conference, held in association with TAPoR (the
Text Analysis Portal). The two days of the
conference (17-18 October) will feature keynote
and plenary addresses, papers, panels, and
posters on a wide range of topics related to the
future of digital text analysis. Presentations might address such topics as

- changing notions of what constitutes a text
- the relationship of the material text (its
physical manifestation) to the ideal text (the
text as an abstraction of words in a particular combination)
- editing and publishing digital texts for a changing readership
- new media and digital textual scholarship
- new tools and methodologies for text analysis
- digital texts and analysis in the scholarly mainstream
- working with graduate students and research teams

Abstracts of 500-700 words should propose presentations in one of three  forms:

- Single papers (max of 3,000 words)
- Panels (three to five papers on a common theme)
- Posters (max of 750 words), either hard copy
(approximately two square metres of board space)
or digital with terminal access provided. Posters
will remain on display throughout the conference
and there will be a designated session time for
presenters to discuss their work.

Abstract proposals should include the following
information: title of paper, author's name(s);
complete mailing address, including e-mail;
institutional affiliation and rank, if any, of
the author; statement of need for audio-visual
equipment. Abstracts of papers should clearly
indicate the paper's thesis, methodology and conclusion.

CaSTA 2008 especially wants to encourage the
participation of graduate students, whose work is
even now incubating many of the new directions
that this conference will begin to explore. Cara
Leitch (PhD candidate, University of Victoria)
will conduct sessions of particular interest to
graduate students and to projects that involve
significant student training and participation.
Travel grants will be available to students who
travel to attend the conference.

All accepted papers and posters will be published
in the conference proceedings, which will be
available subsequently through the conference
Web-site. Abstracts will also be published on the
conference Web-site prior to the conference.
Selected papers from the conference will be
included in a special issue of the peer reviewed journal, Text Technology.

Proposal abstracts should be sent electronically
as a MS Word, WordPerfect, or pdf file to:
Brent Nelson, conference committee chair, brent.nelson-AT-usask.ca
In consideration of our change in speakers, the
deadline for proposal submissions is now 15 June 2008


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR "DIGITIZING EARLY
MATERIAL CULTURE: FROM ANTIQUITY TO MODERNITY"

The organizing committee also invites proposals
(approx. 500-700 words) from Canadian and
international scholars and practitioners working
on the application of digital technology to the
study of material culture up to c.1700 (computer
science, archaeology, anthropology, geography,
history, literature, etc.) for a pre-conference
seminar on "Digitizing Early Material Culture:
from Antiquity to Modernity." Final submissions
should aim to be 2,500-5,000 words in length and
may address digital projects, programs of
research, digital tools and practices, or theory
related to the digitization of material culture
to the end of the seventeenth century. Complete
papers will be circulated in advance of the
conference and participants (presenters and
non-presenters) will sign up for and participate
in two to three sessions on Thursday, 16 October,
having read the complete papers (2-3 per session)
in advance. Each session will comprise short
introductory summaries by presenters (5-10
minutes) followed by extensive discussion of the
circulated texts. Participants can expect to
receive concrete and expert advice from other
participants as they pool expertise (together
with our invited speakers) to consider how the
project, tool, or theory can be further developed
toward publication or implementation.

All accepted papers will be published in the
conference proceedings, which will be available
subsequently through the conference Web-site.
Complete papers will be published on the
conference Web-site prior to the conference.
Contributors to the seminar will also be invited
to submit papers for a collection on "Digitizing
Early Material Culture, from Antiquity to 1700,"
to be edited by Brent Nelson (University of
Saskatchewan) and Melissa Terras (University
College London) for the New Technologies in
Medieval and Renaissance Studies series at MRTS
(series editors Ray Siemens and William Bowen).

Proposal abstracts should be sent electronically
as a MS Word, WordPerfect, or pdf file to:
Brent Nelson, conference committee chair,
brent.nelson-AT-usask.ca. In consideration of our
change in speakers, the deadline for proposal
submissions is now 15 June 2008, and complete
papers will be due 15 September 2008

Please see the conference website for further
developments: http://ocs.usask.ca/casta08

--
Dr. Brent Nelson, Associate Professor
Department of English
9 Campus Dr.
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5

my office ph.: (306) 966-1820
main office ph.: (306) 966-5486
fax.: (306) 966-5951
e-mail: nelson-AT-arts.usask.ca




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         Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 08:22:57 +0100
         From: Stéfan Sinclair <sgsinclair-AT-gmail.com>
         Subject: T-REX (text analysis tools event)

Dear colleagues,

The Text Analysis Developers' Alliance (TADA) is
pleased to announce T-REX, its inaugural text analysis tools event:

<http://tada.mcmaster.ca/trex/>http://tada.mcmaster.ca/trex/

As can be seen from the categories, T-REX is open
to both tool developers and tool users:

  > Best New Text Analysis Tool (as web service)
  > Best Idea for a New Tool
  > Best Idea for Improving a Current Tool
  > Best Idea for Improving the Interface of the TAPoR Portal
  > Best Experiment of Text Analysis Using High Performance Computing

The deadline for this round will be June 30th,
2008. Please see the website for more information.

Tool developers and users of the world unite!

Stéfan (current future former director of TADA)

--
[Please do not reply to this message as I use
this address for communication that is
susceptible to spambots. My regular email address
starts with my user handle sgs and uses the
domain name <http://mcmaster.ca>mcmaster.ca]

--

Dr. Stéfan Sinclair, Multimedia, McMaster University
Phone: 905.525.9140 x23930; Fax: 905.527.6793
Address:
TSH-328, Communication Studies & Multimedia
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M2
<http://stefansinclair.name/>http://stefansinclair.name/




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         Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 08:23:44 +0100
         From: Miki Hermann <hermann-AT-lix.polytechnique.fr>
         Subject: CFP: Workshop CEDAR 2008

***********************************************************************
*                                                                     *
* Complexity, Expressibility, and Decidability in Automated Reasoning *
*                             (CEDAR'08)                              *
*          http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/~sofronie/cedar08.html           *
*                                                                     *
*   Affiliated with IJCAR 2008 Sydney, Australia, 10-15 August 2008   *
*                     http://www.ijcar.org/2008/                      *
*                                                                     *
***********************************************************************

Decidability, and  especially complexity and  tractability of  logical
theories   is  extremely      important for   a   large     number  of
applications.  Although general logical  formalisms (such as predicate
logic  or number   theory) are   undecidable,   decidable theories  or
decidable fragments thereof (sometimes even with low complexity) often
occur in mathematics, in program  verification, in the verification of
reactive, real  time or hybrid systems,   as well as in  databases and
ontologies. It is   therefore  important to identify  such   decidable
fragments  and design efficient   decision procedures for them. It  is
equally important   to  have  uniform methods  (such   as  resolution,
rewriting, tableaux,  sequent calculi,  ...)   which can be  tuned  to
provide algorithms with optimal complexity.

The goal of CEDAR   is to  bring  together researchers   interested in
problems   that are in the   interface between automated reasoning and
computational complexity, in particular in:
   - identifying (fragments of) logical theories which are decidable,
     identifying fragments thereof which have low complexity, and
     analyzing possibilities of obtaining optimal complexity results
     with uniform tools;
   - analyzing decidability in combinations of theories and
     possibilities of combining decision procedures;
   - efficient implementations for decidable fragments;
   - application domains where decidability resp. tractability are
     crucial.

Topics

Topics of interest for CEDAR 2008 include (but are not restricted to):
   - Complexity:
     - complexity analysis for fragments of first- (or higher) order
       logic
     - complexity analysis for combinations of logical theories
       (including parameterized complexity results)
   - Expressibility (in logic, automated reasoning, algebra, ...)
   - Decidability:
     - decision procedures based on logical calculi such as:
       resolution, rewriting, tableaux, sequent calculi, or natural deduction
     - decidability in combinations of logical theories
   - Application domains for which complexity issues are essential
     (verification, security, databases, ontologies, ...)

The  goal of CEDAR   is  to bring together  researchers  interested in
exploring the topics above, both  at a theoretical level and motivated
by applications, and  to  enhance  the interaction between   automated
reasoning and computational complexity through invited and contributed
talks.

The ultimate aim is to  expand the horizons of  this area of research,
deepen the interactions,  sensibilize other people  from the automated
reasoning community  to   the complexity problems,  and   last but not
least,  offer persons working in   research and development centers of
software companies the possibility to get an overview of the problems.


Invited speaker
   - Carsten Lutz (TU Dresden)

Program and Workshop Chairs
   - Franz Baader (TU Dresden)
   - Silvio Ghilardi (U. Milano)
   - Miki Hermann (Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau)
   - Ulrike Sattler (U. Manchester)
   - Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans (MPI, Saarbr=FCcken)
[...]


   

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