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Date:         Tue, 14 Oct 2008 05:50:14 +0100
From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-MCCARTY.ORG.UK>
Subject: 22.269 events: computational linguistics; Fedora; archaeology
To: humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 269.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to:

   [1]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                           17)
         Subject: CFP: CICLing 2009 with Lexicom 2009: NLP &
                 Computational Linguistics, Springer LNCS, Mexico City

   [2]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                           56)
         Subject: public talk  by Thorny Staples, 3 November, Academy
                 House, Dublin

   [3]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                          109)
         Subject: Final Call for Proposals for CAA 2009

         Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 05:45:23 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: CFP: CICLing 2009 with Lexicom 2009: NLP &=20
Computational Linguistics, Springer LNCS, Mexico City

          CICLing 2009 + Lexicom 2009

          10th International Conference
          on Intelligent Text Processing
          and Computational Linguistics;
          pre-conf event:
          Lexicom-Americas 2009 workshop

          Mexico City, Mexico
          CICLing: March 1-7, 2009
          Lexicom: February 24-28

          LNCS: Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science,
          separate processings of poster session

          Jill Burstain, ITS,
          Ken Church, Microsoft,
          Dekang Lin, Google


         Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 05:46:27 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: public talk  by Thorny Staples, 3 November, Academy=20
House, Dublin

The next event in the Digital Humanities Observatory's Fall series is
a public talk by Thorny Staples entitled 'Fedora Commons: All ways

The talk is scheduled for Monday 3 November, 2008, 2pm - 3pm at the
Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.  All are

For more information see the announcement pasted below and at

Best regards,

Don Gourley,  IT Manager
Digital Humanities Observatory
~a project of the Royal Irish Academy~
+353 1 234 2446   --

The Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture
(Fedora) is set of very general architectural abstractions about
digital information. Fedora can be used to express a variety of
management schemes that support flexible use of digital content that
is well positioned to be durable over a very long time. Fedora Commons
is a private non-profit corporation that has set up to sustain the
open-source Fedora software, under development since 2001. Fedora is
in use by a variety of academic, business and government institutions
around the world upon as a foundation for such things as institutional
repositories, data curation schemes, digital libraries and open access
publishing. This talk will introduce Fedora concepts, provide a high
level overview of the software and talk about ways it is being used
for different information management solutions. It will also discuss
Fedora Commons and its community-building activities.

About Thorny
Thornton Staples is currently the Director of Community Strategy at
Fedora Commons, Inc. He was the Co-Director for the Fedora Project
from its inception in 2001. He has done information architecture
consulting for variety of academic and cultural history projects in
Europe, Australia and the United States. Previous positions include:
Director of Digital Library Research and Development at the University
of Virginia Library; Chief, Office of Information Technology at the
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; Project
Director at the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities,
University of Virginia; and Special Projects Coordinator, Academic
Computing at the University of Virginia.

Susan Schreibman, PhD
Digital Humanities Observatory
28-32 Pembroke Street Upper
Dublin 2
-- A project of the Royal Irish Academy --

Phone:  +353 1 234 2440
Mobile: +353 86 049 1966
Fax:    +353 1 234 2588

         Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 05:47:45 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: Final Call for Proposals for CAA 2009

ROUNDTABLES at the 2009 Conference of Computer Applications  **to
Archaeology (CAA)*
*Deadline: October 15, 2008*

The 37th annual  conference on Computer Applications to Archaeology
(CAA) will take place at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in
Williamsburg, Virginia from *March 22 to 26, 2009*. The conference will
bring together students and scholars to explore current theory and
applications of quantitative methods and information technology in the
field of archaeology. CAA members come from a diverse range of
disciplines, including archaeology, anthropology, art and architectural
history, computer science, geography, geomatics, historic preservation,
museum studies, and urban history. For full information, please see the
conference web site at <>

The annual meetings of CAA, typically attended by 350-500 students and
scholars from around the world, are normally devoted to topics such as:
agent-based models, bioarchaeology, CIDOC and other digital standards,
databases, 3D data capture and modeling, data management systems and
other field applications, GIS, predictive modeling, open source software
in archaeology, photogrammetry and imaging, prospection and remote
sensing, quantitative methods, high precision surveying, virtual
museums, and virtual reality.

Submissions of proposals for sessions, round tables, and workshops will
be due by* October 15, 2008*. The online submission system can be found
at Submitters will be notified of
the results by mid-November, when the call for individual papers and
posters will be open. Abstracts for individual papers and posters will
be due by *December 15, 2008*.


Session organizers should provide a session invitation of 300 to 500
words relating to a well-defined theme. You should define the topic,
explain its importance, and suggest the specific themes or issues that
might be appropriately addressed by your contributors. A session can
consist of two or three 90-minute blocks of time punctuated by a
15-minute break. It typically consists of six, but no more than nine,
presentations and should include time for debate and discussion as well
as an introduction and a wrap-up. Session proposals may include one or
more abstracts of papers that will be presented, but will normally leave
open the possibility for members of CAA to apply to participate in the
proposed session. All session proposals will be evaluated by the
Scientific Committee for their quality and relevance. This review will
take into account any paper abstracts you include with your session
proposal. Once a proposal has been accepted, it is placed on the
conference web page, and an invitation is issued for additional paper
abstracts to be submitted to your session. The session organizer will
advise the Scientific Committee on which papers should be accepted or
rejected for their session. The organizer will also be responsible for
scheduling the order of presentations, presiding over the session, and
for nominating two or three of the papers for publication in the printed
acts of the conference.

     * Round Tables and Workshops*

Round table and workshop organizers should provide an invitation of 300
to 500 words introducing the discussion topic.

A* round table* proposal includes a list of four to eight panel members
(names and affiliations) from at least two different countries. It
should address a topic of general interest to the CAA community. The
round table organizer must ensure that the panel members agree to attend
the conference and take part in the round table. A round table organizer
is the chairperson and acts as moderator. A time slot of 90 minutes will
be allocated to each round table discussion. All round table proposals
will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee for their quality and

A *workshop *typically consists of a software and/or hardware
demonstration in which the audience can actively participate. The
proposal must include information on the duration (not to exceed 135
minutes), experience level, and prerequisites of the targeted audience
as well as the maximum number of participants. Along with the proposal,
a list of the presenters and their affiliations is required.

*CAA 2009 Scientific Committee*

     * Prof. Bernard Frischer, The University of Virginia (*chair)*
       [ <>]
     * Prof. Peter Bol, Harvard University
     * Dr. Wolfgang B=F6rner, City of Vienna
     * Prof. John Dobbins, The University of Virginia
     * Lisa Fischer, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
     * Prof. Arne Flaten, Coastal Carolina University
     * Prof. Maurizio Forte, University of California, Merced
     * Prof. Alyson Gill, Arkansas State University
     * Prof. Luc van Gool, Federal Technical Institute, Zurich
     * Prof. Gabriele Guidi, Politecnico di Milano
     * Prof. Elisabeth Jerem, Archaeological Institute of the Hungarian
       Academy of Sciences, Budapest
     * Prof. Ian Johnson, University of Sydney
     * Han Kamermans, University of Leiden
     * Prof. Kevin Kee, Brock University
     * Prof. Guus Lange, National Service for Archaeology, Cultural
       Landscape, and Built Heritage, Netherlands
     * Gary Lock, Oxford University
     * Prof. Scott Madry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
     * Mark Mudge, Cultural Heritage Imaging
     * Prof. Fraser D. Neiman, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello
     * Dr. Dani=EBl Pletinckx, Visual Dimension
     * Dr. Axel Posluschny, German Archaeological Institute, Frankfurt
     * Julian Richards, University of York
     * Prof. Nicholas Ryan, University of Kent, Canterbury
     * Stephen Stead, Paveprime LTD
     * John Tolva, IBM Corporation


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