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Date:         Sun, 26 Oct 2008 09:59:38 +0000
From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-MCCARTY.ORG.UK>
Subject: 22.295 events: music; digital media; interaction & children; Semitic languages
To: humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 295.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to:

   [1]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                           72)
         Subject: Computer Music Masterclass

   [2]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                           65)
         Subject: Call for paper of DMAMH'2009

   [3]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                           62)
         Subject: cfp: ACM-SIGCHI IDC 2009 - The 8th International
                 Conference on Interaction Design and Children

   [4]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                           68)
         Subject: cfp: Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages

         Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 09:46:33 +0000
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: Computer Music Masterclass

On *5th November 2008 *a Computer Music Masterclass organised by Dr
Victor Lazzarini (in conjunction with An Foras Feasa) will take place in
NUI Maynooth.

A particular highlight of the event will be the participation of
Professor Leigh Landy of De Montfort University, Leicester. Professor
Landy is a leading authority in the area, with important contributions
in the form of publications and compositions. A concert featuring the
premier of a new work by Professor Landy will mark the end of the day's
proceedings at 8.00pm.

If you are interested in attending please register by sending your
details to: <>

Please see further details below:

/_Programme of events_/

*_New Music Room, Logic House, South Campus, NUI Maynooth_*

1. Morning: Synthesis, Processing and computer languages

10:00 Invited talk: Dr Stefan Bilbao, Univ of Edinburgh
/ Physical Models /
11:00 Rory Walsh (DkIT)
/ Interfacing Digital Instruments with the Arduino IO board/
11:30 Victor Lazzarini (NUIM)
/New Perspectives in Distortion Synthesis/
12:00 Break

2. Afternoon: Music and Technology, connections, touching points,

14:00 Keynote speech: Prof. Leigh Landy, DeMontfort Univ., Leicester.
/On a Future for Sound Organisation: the sound-based music paradigm/
15:00 Gordon Delap (NUIM)
15:30 Paul McGettrick (DkIT)
/Rhythmic Possibilities in Cross-Cultural Music Modelling/
16:00 Break
16:30 /Round table discussion: Music Technology in Ireland/

3. Evening

*_Riverstown Hall, South Campus NUI Maynooth_*
8:00 Concert featuring works by students and staff of NUIM and DkIT,
plusa première of a new work by Leigh Landy.*

Further information keynote address:

/On a Future for Sound Organisation: the sound-based music paradigm/
Leigh Landy

FollowingFrançois Delalande's description of 'an electroacoustic music
paradigm'(2001), an alternative based on sound-based music (music based
onsounds as opposed to notes) will be presented. Using a
play-on-words,it will be shown that sound-based music offers a sense
of'co-hear-ence' that collections of music utilising terms such
aselectroacoustic music or sonic art have yet to achieve. Brief
auralexamples will be presented to support the proposed
sound-basedparadigm. It will be proposed that the acknowledgement of
sound-basedmusic as a 'supergenre' would be beneficial to this broad
musicalcorpus. Recognition would influence both questions of access
related tothis body of work as well as its field of studies. One of the
mostinteresting results of the recognition of paradigmatic behaviour is
thefact that certain established means of classification of music will
befound to be largely irrelevant, in particular the
traditionalpopular/art music divide. The talk summarises many of the key
proposalsfound in the speaker's two books published last year,
Understanding theArt of Sound Organization (MIT) and La musique des
sons/The Music ofSounds (MINT/Sorbonne) and uses the ElectroAcoustic
Resource Site (EARS– <>) as
a key reference.

Dr Thomas Byrne,Project Officer (Education and Development),An Foras
Feasa: The
Institute for Research in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions,Junior
Infirmary,South Campus,NUI Maynooth.Email:
Web <mailto:thomas.l.byrne-AT-nuim.ieWeb>:
<> <>

         Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 09:52:16 +0000
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: Call for paper of DMAMH'2009

Call for paper of DMAMH'2009
4th Workshop on Digital Media and its Application in Museum & Heritage
July 25-27, 2009, Qingdao, China

Organized by: VR Committee, China Society of Image and Graphics
Hosted by: Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, China
Co-Sponsored by: National Natural Science Foundation of China
IS&T Society (pending)

General Information:

The 4th Workshop on Digital Media and its Application in Museum &
Heritage (DMAMH'2009) will be organized by the VR Committee, China
Society of Image and Graphics. The goal of the conference is to provide
a forum for researchers in digital media, museum, multimedia community
to describe recent advances, to exchange up-to-date technical knowledge
and experiences, and to debate their views on future research and
developments. Keynote speeches will be delivered by world-renowned
experts in the field. Conference proceedings will be published by IEEE
publisher (EI indexed). Selected best papers will be recommended to be
published in Springer LNCS Transactions on Edutainment (EI indexed) and
International Journal of Virtual Reality (published in USA).

Topics include but are not limited to:
Digital Museum
Image/model/video Watermarking
Virtual Museum Navigation
Image Segmentation
Modeling and Rendering for Heritage
Multimedia Database
Virtual Heritage
Multimedia Technology
Cultural Relics Protection Information Technology
Image/model Retrieval
Cultural Relic Aided Appraisal
Geometry Modeling
Ancient Literature Digitization
3D Reconstruction
Cultural Relic Restoration
Image Based Rendering
RS Based Archaeology
Real Time Graphic Rendering
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Animation Technology
Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality Technology
Interactive Technology and Equipment
Web-based Demonstration
Media Art

Papers Submission

Authors are requested to submit full papers (in English) of no more than
eight (8) pages (including text, figures and references) describing the
original results of their research work. Submissions should be in IEEE
format on A4 or 8 1/2" x 11" paper using a single column and 10 to 12
point Times font. Each copy of the paper should have a cover page
containing the title of the paper, the names and addresses (including
fax and E-mail) of the authors, and an abstract of no more than 200

All papers will be reviewed by at least two referees. The selection
criteria will include the accuracy and originality of ideas, the clarity
and significance of results, and the quality of the presentation.

Note: Please send your paper to, or

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Deadline: April. 10, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: May 1, 2009
Camera-Ready Copy Due:  May 10, 2009
Early registration:  before July 15, 2009
Onsite registration: July 25~27, 2009
Conference date: July 25~27, 2009

         Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 09:54:05 +0000
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: cfp: ACM-SIGCHI IDC 2009 - The 8th International 
Conference on Interaction Design and Children


IDC 2009 - The 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and
In cooperation with ACM-SIGCHI

Politecnico di Milano - Como Campus, Como, Italy
June 3-5, 2009


For young people today, technology is pervasive
in many aspects of life. From childhood onwards,
they learn and play using computers and other
technological devices; as they grow, they build
and maintain friendships using computers and
mobile phones; they interact with one another
virtually; and even find critical interpersonal
support and therapy using computers, the web, and
other technology-enhanced artifacts.
The IDC 2009 conference will continue IDC’s
tradition of better understanding children’s and
youngsters’ needs in relationship to technology,
exploring how to create interactive products for
and with them, and investigating how
technology-mediated experiences affect their
life. ICD 2009 will present and discuss the most
innovative contributions to research,
development, and practice in these areas,
gathering the leading minds in the field.
As in previous years, IDC 2009 would like to
invite researchers to address the wide
diversification of technology for young people,
from computers to mobile phones to any form of
“smart” interactive device, and to consider the
requirements of different profiles, in terms of
age (from very young children to adolescents) and
of psychological, social, or physical needs. In
addition, IDC 2009 would like to foster an
investigation of technological and methodological
issues related not only to learning and play, but
also to social awareness of young people in
relationship to environment, cultural heritage,
cultural roots of minorities, local identity vs.
wider community identity. Finally, IDC 2009 would
like to explore interaction design for young
people in the family context and from an adult’s
perspective, e.g., how to help parents understand
and master the complexity of a scenario in which
technology is more and more part of their children’s life.
The program will include full-day and half day
workshops, invited talks by prestigious speakers,
panels, papers sessions, posters and demos
sessions. Social events will complement the
scientific program and will be  a chance for
participants to meet and discuss in the context
of a gorgeous informal setting, and to build future collaborations.
This conference builds on the successes and high
standards of the previous IDC conferences (IDC
2008 in Chicago, US, IDC 2007 in Aalborg,
Denmark, IDC 2006 in Tampere, Finland, IDC 2005
in Boulder, USA, IDC 2004 in Maryland, USA, IDC
2003 in Preston, UK and IDC 2002 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands).

For detailed and up-to-date information about IDC
2009, please visit or contact


         Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 09:55:33 +0000
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: cfp: Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages

***** On-line submission now open! ****

EACL-2009 Workshop on
Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages

Co-located with The 12th Conference of the
European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Athens, Greece, Tuesday, March 31st, 2009


The Semitic family includes many languages and dialects spoken by a
large number of native speakers (around 300 million). However, Semitic
languages as a whole are still understudied. The most prominent
members of this family are Arabic (and its dialects), Hebrew, Amharic,
Aramaic, Maltese and Syriac. Their shared ancestry is apparent through
pervasive cognate sharing, a rich and productive pattern-based
morphology, and similar syntactic constructions.

An increasing body of computational linguistics work is starting to
appear for both Arabic and Hebrew. Arabic alone, as the largest member
of the Semitic family, has been receiving much attention lately via
dedicated projects such as MEDAR, as well as workshops and conferences.
These include, among others, the Arabic Natural Language Processing
Workshop (ACL 2001, Toulouse, France), the workshop on Arabic Language
Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2002, Las Palmas, Canary Islands), a
special session on Arabic processing in Traitement Automatique du
Langage Naturel (TALN 2004, Fes, Morocco), the NEMLAR Arabic Language
Resources and Tools Conference (2004, Cairo, Egypt), The Challenge of
Arabic for NLP/MT (October 2006, London, U.K.), and the series of
workshops on Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages (ACL 1998,
Montreal, Canada; ACL 2005, Ann Arbor, USA; and ACL 2007, Prague,
Czech Republic) . The increase in attention to Arabic has been coupled
with a surge in computational resources for this language, made
available to the community by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) and
by the European Language Resources Association (ELRA/ELDA). Tools and
resources for other Semitic languages are being created at a slower
rate. While corpora and some tools are necessarily language-specific,
ideally there should be more cross-fertilization among research and
development efforts for different Semitic languages.

The workshop will be an opportunity for the Special Interest Group on
Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages (the SIG) to meet and
discuss future direction in Computational Linguistics and Natural
Language Processing approaches to Semitic Languages.


We invite submissions on all Semitic languages, including work
describing recent state-of-the-art NLP systems and work leveraging
resource and tool creation for the Semitic language family. We
especially welcome submissions on work that crosses individual
language boundaries, heightens awareness amongst Semitic-language
researchers of shared challenges and breakthroughs, and highlights
issues and solutions common to all Semitic languages.

Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed
work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state
of completion of the reported results. A paper accepted for
presentation at the Workshop cannot be presented or have been
presented at any other meeting with publicly available published
proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences or
workshops must indicate this on the submission page.

Reviewing of papers will be double-blind, and all submissions will
receive three independent reviews. Final decisions on the program will
be made by the Program Committee. Submissions will be assessed with
respect to appropriateness, clarity, soundness/correctness, meaningful
comparison, originality/innovativeness, and impact of ideas or
results. All papers that are accepted will be published in the
proceedings of the Workshop, and will be presented as a poster or an
oral presentation. At least one author of each accepted paper is
expected to attend the Workshop and present the paper. The language of
the Workshop is English.

Submission is electronic, via a dedicated web-service.
Please consult the Workshop web page for more details:



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