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Date:         Fri, 3 Oct 2008 08:36:41 +0100
From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-MCCARTY.ORG.UK>
Subject: 22.244 events: CS and the humanities; the social semantic web
To: humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 244.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to:

   [1]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                           41)
         Subject: DHCS 2008 Registration Open

   [2]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                           59)
         Subject: AAAI-SSS-09: Social Semantic Web: Where Web 2.0 Meets
                 Web 3.0

         Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2008 08:31:26 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: DHCS 2008 Registration Open

Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science.

November 2-3, 2008.

Registration deadline: OCTOBER 27, 2008

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 3rd
annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science
(DHCS) which will take place on November 2=C3=A2=C2=80=C2=933, 2008 at the University
of Chicago.

The goal of the annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and
Computer Science (DHCS) is to bring together researchers and scholars
in the humanities and computer science to examine the current state of
digital humanities as a field of intellectual  inquiry and to identify
and explore new directions and perspectives for future research. The
first DHCS Colloquium in 2006 (at the University of Chicago) examined
the challenges  and opportunities posed by the "million books"
digitization projects. The second  DHCS Colloquium in 2007 (at
Northwestern University) focused on searching and querying  as both
tools and methodologies.

The theme of the third Chicago DHCS Colloquium is "Making Sense" =C3=A2=C2=80=C2=93 an
exploration of how meaning is created and apprehended at the
transition of the digital to the analog.  The conference site has a
complete program and presentation abstracts.

Following tradition, DHCS 2008 is structured to allow participants to
attend all  paper presentations, poster sessions and keynotes (there
are no parallel sessions) with generous time set aside for questions,
informal meetings and networking between sessions, at the joint
lunches and the colloquium banquet. DHCS continues to be a free event
without registration fees.

This year (inspired in part by the success of THATCamp) we've added
time for participant  organized workshops and informal,
"birds-of-a-feather" meetings on the day before  the colloquium,
Saturday, November 1, 2008.   We envision workshops being used for
seminars and/or tutorials on  topics that will feature in the
colloquium's paper presentations and the BOF for informal exchanges on
topics of common interest (e.g. "digital archaeology").

I hope you will find this attractive enough to come.

For the Program Committee,


Mark Olsen
ARTFL Project
University of Chicago

         Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2008 08:34:41 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: AAAI-SSS-09: Social Semantic Web: Where Web 2.0 Meets=20
Web 3.0

                     AAAI 2009 Spring Symposium:
        Social Semantic Web: Where Web 2.0 Meets Web 3.0
              March 23-25, 2009, Stanford, California, USA

Web 2.0 (aka. social web) applications such as Wikipedia, LinkedIn and
FaceBook, are well-known for fast-growing online data production via
their network effects. Meanwhile, emerging Web 3.0 applications, driven
by semantic web technologies such as RDF, OWL and SPARQL, offer powerful
data organization, combination, and query capabilities.

The social web and the semantic web complement each other in the way
they approach content generation and organization. Social web
applications are fairly unsophisticated at preserving the semantics in
user-submitted content, typically limiting themselves user tagging and
basic metadata. Because of this, they have only limited ways for
consumers to find, customize, filter and reuse data. Semantic web
applications, on the other hand, feature sophisticated logic-backed data
handling technologies, but lack the kind of scalable authoring and
incentive systems found in successful social web applications. As a
result, semantic web applications are typically of limited scope and
impact. We envision a new generation of applications that combine the
strengths of these two approaches: the data flexibility and portability
of that is characteristic of the semantic web, and the scalability and
authorship advantages of the social web.

In this symposium, we are interested in bringing together the semantic
web community and the social web community to promote the collaborative
development and deployment of semantics in the World Wide Web context.
We welcome constructive papers on, for example: (i) how semantic
technologies, especially knowledge representation and collective
intelligence, can benefit social web content organization and retrieval;
(ii) how social web technologies can facilitate massive semantic content
production; and (iii) how to address the requirements, e.g., reasoning
scalability and semantic convergence issues, which emerge from the

We encourage submissions of full papers, extended abstracts,
demonstrations and posters describing research and applications that
deal with (but not limited to) the following topics on social semantic web:

      * Collaborative and collective semantic data generation and publishing
      * Semantic tagging and annotation for social web
      * Data integration
      * Data portability
      * Data analysis and data mining
      * Privacy, policy and access control
      * Provenance, reputation and trust
      * Scalable search, query and reasoning
      * Semantically-enabled social applications: semantic wikis, semantic
desktops, semantic portals, semantic blogs, semantic calendars, semantic
email, semantic news, etc.


Interested participants should submit papers in PDF format to
Submissions should be formatted in the AAAI Format. Full papers are
limited in 6 pages and position papers/demos are limited in 2 pages.
Selected papers from the symposium will be published as an AAAI
technical report.

Important Dates

      * October 10, 2008 (23:59 PDT) - Submission due. (extended, old one
was Oct 3, 2008)
      * November 7, 2008 - Notification of acceptance or rejection
      * March 23-25, 2009 - Symposium, Stanford University

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