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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 06:40:56 +0100
From: "Humanist Discussion Group \(by way of Willard McCarty              <willard.mccarty-AT-mccarty.org.uk>\)" <willard-AT-LISTS.VILLAGE.VIRGINIA.EDU>
Subject: 22.069 events: Canadian Symposium on Text Analysis; Web Reasoning and Rule Systems
To: <humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU>


                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 69.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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                     Submit to: humanist-AT-princeton.edu

   [1]   From:    Brent Nelson <brent.nelson-AT-usask.ca>               (145)
         Subject: CaSTA 2008

   [2]   From:    Diego Calvanese <calvanese-AT-inf.unibz.it>            (51)
         Subject: RR 2008 - extended deadlines


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         Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 06:33:59 +0100
         From: Brent Nelson <brent.nelson-AT-usask.ca>
         Subject: CaSTA 2008

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for proposals for CaSTA
2008 is nigh (June 15).  We will begin reviewing proposals next week, so
there is still time to submit your abstract.  For your convenience, the
call for papers is attached.

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

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CaSTA (the Canadian Symposium on Text Analysis) 2008
New Directions in Text Analysis (Revised cfp)
http://ocs.usask.ca/casta08

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

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         Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 06:35:02 +0100
         From: Diego Calvanese <calvanese-AT-inf.unibz.it>
         Subject: RR 2008 - extended deadlines

                                RR 2008
                 The Second International Conference on
                     Web Reasoning and Rule Systems

                   http://www.rr-conference.org/RR2008

           Karlsruhe, Germany, October 31 - November 2, 2008

                            Call for Papers

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EXTENDED DEADLINES:
Abstract submission:   June 21, 2008
Paper submission:      June 28, 2008
submission url: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rr2008
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The International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR)
aims to be the major forum for discussion and dissemination of new
results concerning Web Reasoning and Rule Systems. RR 2008 builds on
the success of The First International Conference on Web Reasoning and
Rule Systems RR 2007, which received enthusiastic support from the Web
Rules community. In 2008, RR will continue the excellence of the new
series and aim to attract the best Web Reasoning and Rules researchers
from all over the world.

The reasoning landscape features theoretical areas such as knowledge
representation (KR) and algorithms; design aspects of rule markup;
design of ontology languages; engineering of engines, translators, and
other tools; efficiency considerations and benchmarking;
standardization efforts, such as the Rules Interchange Format activity
at W3C; and applications. Of particular interest is also the use of
rules to facilitate ontology modeling, and the relationships and
possible interactions between rules and ontology languages like RDF
and OWL, as well as ontology reasoning related to RDF and OWL, or
querying with SPARQL.

Suggested topics include the following, which is not to be considered
as an exhaustive list:

* Acquisition of rules and ontologies by knowledge extraction
* Combining open and closed-world reasoning
* Combining rules and ontologies
* Design and analysis of reasoning languages
* Efficiency and benchmarking
* Implemented tools and systems
* Standardization
* Ontology usability
* Ontology languages and their relationships
* Querying and optimization
* Rules and ontology management
        (such as inconsistency handling and evolution)
* Reasoning with uncertainty and under inconsistency
* Reasoning with constraints
* Rule languages and systems
* Rule interchange formats and Rule markup languages
* Scalability vs. expressivity of reasoning on the web
* Semantic Web Services modeling and applications
* Web and Semantic Web applications

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