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From: "Humanist Discussion Group \(by way of Willard McCarty              <>\)" <willard-AT-LISTS.VILLAGE.VIRGINIA.EDU>
Subject: 22.066 events: Chicago Colloquium; Corpus Linguistics; Digital Classicist; Modal Logic
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                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 66.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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   [1]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                          (174)
         Subject: cfp: 3rd Annual Chicago Digital Humanities/Computer
                 Science Colloquium

   [2]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                           (61)
         Subject: Corpus Linguistics 2009 Conference

   [3]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                           (28)
         Subject: Digital Classicist/ICS Work in Progress Seminar

   [4]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                           (40)
         Subject: Advances in Modal Logic

         Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 14:13:25 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: cfp: 3rd Annual Chicago Digital Humanities/Computer 
Science Colloquium

[ Sent on behalf of "Mark Olsen" <>. --WM]

Call for Papers: 3rd Annual Chicago Digital Humanities/Computer
Science Colloquium

DHCS Colloquium, November 1st - 3rd, 2008
Submission Deadline: August 31st, 2008

The goal of the annual Chicago Digital Humanities/Computer Science
(DHCS) Colloquium is to bring together researchers and scholars in the
Humanities and Computer Sciences 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. In
2006, the first DHCS Colloquium (
examined the challenges and opportunities posed by the "million books"
digitization projects. The second DHCS Colloquium in 2007
( focused on searching and querying as
both tools and methodologies.

The theme of the third Chicago DHCS Colloquium is "Making Sense" =AD an
exploration of how meaning is created and apprehended at the
transition of the digital and the analog.

We encourage submissions from scholars and researchers on all topics
that intersect current theory and practice in the Humanities and
Computer Science.

Sponsored by the Humanities Division, the Computational Institute,
NSIT Academic Technologies and the University Library at the
University of Chicago, Northwestern University and the College of
Science and Letters at the Illinois Institute of Technology.



The University of Chicago
Ida Noyes Hall
1212 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Keynote Speakers:

* Oren Etzioni is Director of the Turing Center
( and Professor of Computer Science
at the University of Washington where his current research interests
( include
fundamental problems in the study of artificial intelligence, web
search, machine reading, and machine learning. Etzioni was the founder
of Farecast, a company that utilizes data mining techniques to
anticipate airfare fluctuations, and the KnowItAll project, which is
is building domain-independent systems to extract information from the
Web in an autonomous, scalable manner. Etzioni has published
extensively in his field and served as an Associate Editor of the ACM
Transactions on the Web and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, amongst others.

* Martin Wattenberg is a computer scientist and new media artist whose
work focuses on the visual explorations of culturally significant data
( He is the founding manager of IBM's
Visual Communication Lab (, which
researches new forms of visualization and how they can enable better
collaboration. The lab's latest project is Many Eyes
(, an experiment in open, public data
visualization and analysis. Wattenberg is also known for his
visualization-based artwork, which has been exhibited in venues such
as the London Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Whitney Museum of
American Art, and the New York Museum of Modern Art.

* Stephen Downie is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of
Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. His research interests
( include the
design and evaluation of IR systems, including multimedia music
information retrieval, the political economy of inter-networked
communication systems, database design and web-based technologies.
Downie is the principal investigator of the International Music
Information Retrieval Systems Evaluation Laboratory
( (IMIRSEL), which is working on
producing a large, secure corpus of audio and symbolic music data
accessible to the music information retrieval (MIR) community.

Program Committee:

* Shlomo Argamon (, Computer Science
Department, Illinois Institute of Technology
* Helma Dik=20
Department of Classics, University of Chicago
* John Goldsmith
(, Department of
Linguistics, Computer Science, Computation Institute, University of
* Catherine Mardikes (, Bibliographer for
Classics, the Ancient Near East, and General Humanities, University of
Chicago Library
* Robert Morrissey
(, Department of
Romance Languages and Literatures, Director of the ARTFL Project,
University of Chicago
* Martin Mueller
(, Department
of English and Classics, Northwestern University
* Mark Olsen (, Associate
Director of the ARTFL Project, University of Chicago
* Jason Salavon (,
Department of Visual Arts, Computation Institute, University of
* Kotoka Suzuki
(, Department of
Music, Visual Arts, University of Chicago
* Gary Tubb (,
Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of

Call for Participation:

Participation in the colloquium is open to all. We welcome submissions for:

* Paper presentations (20 minute maximum)
* Poster sessions
* Software demonstrations
* Performances
* Pre-conference tutorials/teach-ins
* Pre-conference 'birds of a feather' meetings

Preliminary Colloquium Schedule:

DHCS will begin with a half-day, pre-conference on Saturday, Nov. 1st.
offering introductory tutorials on topics such as text
analysis/data-mining and GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
applications for the Humanities. We also encourage colloquium
attendees to use the pre-conference period for informal 'birds of a
feather' meetings on topics of common interest.

The formal DHCS colloquium program runs from Nov. 2nd to Nov. 3rd and
will consist of four, 1 1/2 hour paper panels and two, 2 hour poster
sessions as well as three keynotes. Generous time has been set aside
for questions and follow-up discussions after each panel and in the
schedule breaks. There are no parallel sessions.

For further details, please see the preliminary colloquium schedule

Suggested submission topics:

* Computing Cinematic Syntax
* Sound, Video & Image based Information Retrieval
* Programming Algorithmic Art
* Virtual Acoustic Space and Aural Architecture
* Statistical Analyses and Literary Meaning
* Recognizing and Modeling Objects, Scenes & Events in 2D, 3D and Video
* Mapping Social Relationships in the Novel
* Serious Gaming / Meaningful Play
* From a Maze of Twisty Passages All Alike: Future Interactive Fictions
* Intelligent Documents
* Cartography and the Digital Traveler / GIS Applications for the Humanities
* Representing Reading Time
* Computer-mediated Interaction / Hacking the Wiimote: Pwning the iPhone
* Gestural & Haptic Control for Music Composition
* Towards a Digital Hermeneutics: Deconstructing Machine Learning
* Contemporary Art / Creative Technologies
* Schemas for Scholars: Historicizing Machine Learning Ontologies
* Eye Tracking & Scene Perception in the Cinema
* Semantic Search / Semantic Web
* Virtual Models for Reconstructing Past Events, Cultures, Objects & Places
* Automatic Extraction and Analysis of Natural Language Style Elements
* Seeing Not Reading: Re-materializing Digital Texts
* Music Perception and Cognition
* Social Scholarship / Socialized Search
* Web-based Software Services for Scholarly Primitives
* Multi-agent Systems for Modeling Language Change
* Empirical Philosophy / Affective Computing / Augmented Vision

Submission Format:

Please submit a (2 page maximum) abstract in Adobe PDF (preferred) or
MS Word format to

Graduate Student Travel Fund:

A limited number of bursaries are available to assist graduate
students who are presenting at the colloquium with their travel and
accommodation expenses. No separate application form is required.
Current graduate students whose proposals have been accepted for the
colloquium will be contacted by the organizers with more details.

Important Dates:

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, August 31st
Notification of Acceptance: Monday, September 15th
Full Program Announcement: Monday, September 22nd
Registration: Monday, September 22nd - Friday, October 24th
Colloquium: Saturday, November 1st - Monday, November 3rd

Contact Info:

Please direct all inquiries to:

Organizing Committee:

* Arno Bosse, Senior Director for Technology, Humanities Division,
University of Chicago.
* Helma Dik, Department of Classics, University of Chicago
* Catherine Mardikes, Bibliographer for Classics, the Ancient Near
East, and General Humanities, University of Chicago Library.
* Mark Olsen, Associate Director, ARTFL Project, University of Chicago

         Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 14:14:48 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: Corpus Linguistics 2009 Conference

[Sent on behalf of "Rayson, Paul" <>. --WM]

Corpus Linguistics 2009 Conference

First Call for Papers

Following the Corpus Linguistics Conferences at Lancaster and
Birmingham, the Fifth Corpus Linguistics Conference 2009 will be held at
the University of Liverpool.

We are looking forward to an interesting programme and invite abstracts
for papers, posters, work-in-progress reports, as well as workshops and
colloquia covering any aspect of corpus linguistics. The conference
begins with a workshop and colloquium day on Monday 20 July, the main
conference runs from Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 July, with the conference
dinner on Wednesday 22 July.

Plenary Speakers

Svenja Adolphs (University of Nottingham)
Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University)
Michael Hoey (University of Liverpool)
Joybrato Mukherjee (University of Giessen)
Mike Scott (University of Liverpool)

Call for Papers
We invite submissions covering any aspect of corpus linguistics.

Papers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. Paper
abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words (excluding word count for

Work-in-progress reports will be 10 minutes plus 5 minutes for
questions. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words (excluding word
count for references).

Poster abstracts should be no more than 200 words (excluding word count
for references).

Colloquia usually take the form of between 4 and 8 papers, with time for
audience discussion. We will accommodate short colloquia (2 hours, about
4 speakers) and longer colloquia (4 hours, about 8 speakers). Proposals
should be no more than 1000 words (for colloquia of 2 hours) or 2000
words (for colloquia of 4 hours). The proposal should include a
rationale for the colloquium, an indication of how much of the time will
be allocated to audience discussion, and an abstract for each of the
proposed papers.

Workshops usually include one or two short presentations and substantial
audience participation. Workshops can take 1 or 2 hours. Proposals
should be no more than 500 words (for a 1-hour workshop) or 750 words
(for a 2-hour workshop) and should describe the organisation of the
workshop and the nature of the audience participation. Additionally,
information on technical requirements should be provided.

For colloquia and workshops we would encourage you to contact us ahead
of the deadline if you have any questions.

The language of the conference is English.

Online submission for abstracts will open in mid-June 2008 at Closing date for abstracts: 31
December 2008.

For more information please contact the Organising Committee:
* E-mail:
* Post: CL2009, School of English, Modern Languages Building, University
Liverpool, Chatham Street, Liverpool L69 7ZR
* Telephone: 0151 794 3032
* Fax: 0151 794 2730

Dr. Paul Rayson
Director of UCREL
Computing Department, Infolab21, South Drive, Lancaster University,
Lancaster, LA1 4WA, UK.
Tel: +44 1524 510357 Fax: +44 1524 510492

         Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 14:15:56 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: Digital Classicist/ICS Work in Progress Seminar

[Sent on behalf of Gabriel Bodard <>. --WM]

Digital Classicist/ICS Work in Progress Seminar, Summer 2008

Friday 13th June at 16:30, in room NG16, Senate House, Malet Street, London

Brent Seales (University of Kentucky)
EDUCE: Non-invasive scanning for classical materials


Often, any attempt to read fragile texts, such as papyrus rolls,
fundamentally and irreversibly alters the structure of the object in
which they are contained. The EDUCE project (Enhanced Digital
Unwrapping for Conservation and Exploration) is developing a
non-destructive volumetric scanning framework to enable access to
such objects without the need to physically open them.

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information please contact or, or see the seminar website at

Dr Gabriel BODARD
(Epigrapher & Digital Classicist)

Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1388
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980

         Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 14:17:12 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: Advances in Modal Logic

[Sent on behalf of Carlos Areces <>. --WM]


                 ADVANCES in MODAL LOGIC
       9-12 September 2008, LORIA, Nancy, France

             --- REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN ---

Advances in Modal Logic is an initiative aimed at presenting
an up-to-date picture of the state of the art in modal logic
and its many applications. The initiative consists of a
conference series together with volumes based on the conferences.

AiML-2008 is the seventh conference in the series.

Registration to AiML is now open at:

Invited speakers at AiML-2008 will include the following:

- Mai Gehrke, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
    Using duality theory to export methods from modal logic

- Guido Governatori, The University of Queensland
    Labelled modal tableaux

- Agi Kurucz, King's College London
    Axiomatising many-dimensional modal logics

- Lawrence Moss, Indiana University
    Relational syllogistic logics, and other connections
    between modal logic and natural logic

- Michael Zakharyaschev, Birkbeck College
    Topology, connectedness, and modal logi

Further information available at:

Complete list of accepted papers and abstracts is now
available at:



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