[crm-sig] [Fwd: ACH/ALLC 2005: CALL FOR PAPERS]

martin martin at ics.forth.gr
Wed Sep 8 23:47:30 EEST 2004

Dear All,

Would anyone like to talk about the CRM there?



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Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2004 23:54:38 +0200
From: Alejandro Bia <alex.bia at ua.es>
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Call for Proposals and Information for Presenters

17th Joint International Conference of the
Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) and the
Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC)

University of Victoria, (British Columbia), Canada
June 15-19, 2004

The International Conference on Humanities Computing and Digital


     * October 1st, 2004: An electronic submission form will be made
       available at the conference website.
     * November 8th, 2004: Deadline for the submission of proposals for
       papers, poster presentations, sessions and software demos.
     * February 7th, 2005: Notification of acceptance for papers, poster
presentations, sessions and software demos.

Conference Web Site: http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/achallc2005

     I. The ACH/ALLC Conference

The joint conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities
(ACH) and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC)
is the oldest established meeting of scholars working at the
intersection of advanced information technologies and the humanities,
annually attracting a distinguished international community at the
forefront of their fields.

Recent years have seen enormous advances in information technologies,
and a corresponding growth in the use of information technology
resources for research and teaching in the humanities. How exactly are
these developments changing the ways in which humanities scholars work?
What are the fields of humanities scholarship that are most affected by
the use of computers and computation? What new and distinct
methodologies is information technology bringing to the humanities, and
how are these methodologies being introduced and applied? How do we
expect methodologies, and the role of the humanities scholar, to change
in the future as a result of the impact of information technology? How
are information technology-related developments in one discipline
affecting or likely to affect those in others?

What are the implications of multilingualism and multiculturalism to
humanities computing? What is the role of information technology
technologies in establishing multilingualism? What are the meanings and
implications of these developments for languages, communities, genders
and cultures, and humanities research? What is the role of individual
scientific and educational tasks, joint projects, or educational and
electronic library resources? How can humanities computing help in the
challenge to preserve individual cultures in a multicultural
environment? What is the role of humanities computing in the
preservation and creation of a multilingual, multicultural heritage?

We believe that responding to these new challenges will also have a
fertilizing effect on humanities computing as a whole by opening up new
ways and methodologies to enhance the use of computers and computation
in a wide range of humanities disciplines. Now is the time to survey and
assess the impact humanities computing has had and is likely to have on
humanities scholarship in a multilingual, multicultural world.

     II. Associated Organizations

ACH and ALLC are continuing to develop the associated organizations
initiative, which enables professional organizations with a remit
similar to that of ALLC and ACH to present their own panel sessions
within the conference.

We welcome proposals from such organizations for the 2005 conference,
especially in areas of computing in the humanities which have not been
represented, or have been poorly represented, at previous ACH/ALLC
conferences (e.g., linguistics, libraries, museums, history and archival
fields, to mention a few).

We encourage representatives from professional organizations to consider
submitting a proposal under this initiative on topics they think might
be relevant to the ACH/ALLC conference audience.

Such proposals will undergo a review process and should be submitted
directly to the conference programme chair, Alejandro Bia, no later than
the date stated as the deadline <#deadline> for all types of proposals
(see important dates on top of this document).

For more information please contact the conference programme chair,
Alejandro Bia, alex.bia at ua.es <mailto:alex.bia at ua.es>.

     III. Submission topics

ACH/ALLC 2005 invites submissions of abstracts of between 750 and 1500
words on any aspect of humanities computing, broadly defined to
encompass the common ground between information technology and problems
in humanities research and teaching.

As always, we welcome submissions in any area of the humanities,
particularly interdisciplinary work. We especially encourage submissions
on the current state of the art in humanities computing, and on recent
new developments and expected future developments in the field.

Suitable subjects for proposals might focus on:

     * traditional applications of computing in the humanities, including
       (but not limited to) text encoding, hypertext, text corpora,
       computational lexicography, natural language processing,
       linguistics, translation studies, literary studies, text analysis,
       edition philology and statistical models;
     * computational models and applications related to multilingualism
       and multicultural issues;
     * the application of information technology to issues related to
       minority, indigenous and rare languages;
     * emerging digitization efforts: new best practices, experiences,
       recommendations, training;
     * humanities teaching;
     * the application of information technology to cultural and
       historical studies (including archaeology and musicology);
     * new approaches to research in humanities disciplines using digital
       resources dependent on images, audio, or video;
     * the application to humanities data of techniques developed in such
       fields as information science and the physical sciences and
     * pedagogical applications of new media within the humanities;
     * applications of technology in second language acquisition;
     * commercial applications of humanities computing, e.g. web
       technology, natural language interfaces, archival organization and
     * applications in the digital arts, especially projects and
       installations that feature technical advances of potential
       interest to humanities scholars;
     * information design in the humanities, including visualization,
       simulation, and modelling;
     * thoughtful considerations of the cultural impact of computing and
       new media;
     * theoretical or speculative treatments of new media;
     * the institutional role of new media within the contemporary
       academy, including curriculum development and collegial support
       for activities in these fields;
     * the broader social role of humanities computing and the resources
       it develops.
     * the institutional role of humanities computing and new media
       within the contemporary academy, including curriculum development
and collegial support for activities in these fields.

The range of topics covered by humanities computing can also be
consulted in the journal of the associations: Literary and Linguistic
Computing (LLC) <http://www3.oup.co.uk/litlin/>, Oxford University Press.

See the important dates <#deadline> at the top of this document for the
deadline for submitting paper, session and poster proposals to the
Programme Committee. All submissions will be refereed.

Proposals for (non-refereed, or vendor) demos and for pre-conference
tutorials and workshops should be discussed directly with the local
conference organizer as soon as possible. See below for full details on
submitting proposals.

For more information on the conference in general please visit the
conference web site <http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/achallc2005/>.

     IV. Types of Proposals

Proposals to the Programme Committee may be of three types: (1) papers
<#papers>, (2) poster presentations and/or software demonstrations
<#poster-demo>, and (3) sessions <#sessions> (either three-paper or
panel sessions). The type of submission must be specified in the proposal.

Papers and posters may be given in English, French, German, Italian,
Spanish or Swedish.


Proposals for papers (750-1500 words) should describe original work:
either completed research which has given rise to substantial results,
or the development of significant new methodologies, or rigorous
theoretical, speculative or critical discussions. Individual papers will
be allocated 30 minutes for presentation, including questions.

Proposals that concentrate on the development of new computing
methodologies should make clear how the methodologies are applied to
research and/or teaching in the humanities, and should include some
critical assessment of the application of those methodologies in the
humanities. Those that concentrate on a particular application in the
humanities should cite traditional as well as computer-based approaches
to the problem and should include some critical assessment of the
computing methodologies used. All proposals should include conclusions
and references to important sources. Those describing the creation or
use of digital resources should follow these guidelines as far as possible.

       Poster Presentations and/or Software Demonstrations

Poster presentations may include computer technology and project
demonstrations,which we encourage. Hence the term poster/demo to refer
to the different possible combinations of printed and computer based
presentations. There should be no difference in quality between
poster/demo presentations and papers, and the format for proposals is
the same for both. The same academic standards should apply in both
cases, but posters/demos may be a more suitable way of presenting
late-breaking results, or significant work in progress, including
pedagogical applications. Both will be submitted to the same refereeing
process. The choice between the two modes of presentation (poster/demo
or paper) should depend on the most effective and informative way of
communicating the scientific content of the proposal.

By definition, poster presentations are less formal and more interactive
than a standard talk. Poster presenters have the opportunity to exchange
ideas one-on-one with attendees and to discuss their work in detail with
those most deeply interested in the same topic. Presenters will be
provided with about two square meters of board space to display their
work. They may also provide handouts with examples or more detailed
information. Posters will remain on display throughout the conference,
but there will also be a separate conference session dedicated to them,
when presenters should be prepared to explain their work and answer
questions. Additional times may also be assigned for software or project

The poster sessions will build on the recent trend of showcasing some of
the most important and innovative work being done in humanities computing.

         Poster Prize

As an acknowledgement of the special contribution of the posters to the
conference, the Programme Committee will award a prize for the best poster.


Sessions (90 minutes) take the form of either:

Three papers. The session organizer should submit a 500-word statement
describing the session topic, include abstracts of 750-1500 words for
each paper, and indicate that each author is willing to participate in
the session;


A panel of four to six speakers. The panel organizer should submit an
abstract of 750-1500 words describing the panel topic, how it will be
organized, the names of all the speakers, and an indication that each
speaker is willing to participate in the session.

The deadline <#deadline> for session proposals is the same as for
proposals for papers.

     V. Format of the Proposals

All proposals must be submitted electronically using the on-line
submission form found at the conference website.

Please pay particular attention to the information that is required
regarding each proposal. Submissions that do not contain the required
information will be returned to the authors, and may not be considered
at all if they are received close to the deadline <#deadline>.

The information required for all submissions includes:

TYPE OF PROPOSAL: paper, poster, or session
TITLE: title of paper, poster, or session
KEYWORDS: three keywords (maximum) describing the main contents of the
paper or session

AUTHOR: name of first author
AFFILIATION: of first author
E-MAIL: of first author

AUTHOR: name of second author (repeat these three headings as necessary)
AFFILIATION: of second author
E-MAIL: of second author

CONTACT ADDRESS: full postal address of first author or contact person
for session proposals
FAX NUMBER: of first author or contact person
PHONE NUMBER: of first author or contact person

If submitting a session proposal, the following information will be
required for each paper:

TITLE: title of paper
KEYWORDS: three keywords (maximum) describing the main contents of the
AUTHOR: name of first author
AFFILIATION: of first author
E-MAIL: of first author

Please note the following additional information:

     * The order of participants provided on the form will be the order
       used in the final programme.
     * If submitting a session proposal, please enter one abstract for
       the whole session in the "session/paper abstract" box, noting
       clearly the title and author of each paper in the session.
     * In addition to requesting the above information, the form provides
       a way for proposers to upload their proposal, which must be in
       XML-TEI (teixlite.dtd) or plain text (ASCII/ISO 8859-1) format,
       plus up to 5 image files. These graphics, if uploaded, should be
       prepared in a manner appropriate for both on-line publication and
       printing in black-and-white in the conference book of abstracts.
     * Unfortunately, it is still true, even in this day of XML and
       Unicode, that publishing systems and web browsers often limit
       access to extended character sets. Thus, although XML-TEI format
       and therefore Unicode can be used for submission, please try if
       possible to avoid character sets that might not be viewable on
reviewer's web browsers or printable by the program's printer.

       Examples from past conferences

Those interested in seeing examples from previous conferences can
consult online abstracts and programmes at:

The conference has previously been held at:

     * Göteborg University <http://www.hum.gu.se/allcach2004/> (2004)
     * University of Georgia <http://www.english.uga.edu/webx/> (2003)
     * University of Tübingen <http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/allcach2002>
     * New York University
       <http://www.nyu.edu/its/humanities/ach_allc2001/> (2001)
     * University of Glasgow <http://www2.arts.gla.ac.uk/allcach2k/>,
       Scotland (2000)
     * University of Virginia
       <http://www.iath.virginia.edu/ach-allc.99/>, Charlottesville,
       Virginia, USA (1999)
     * Lajos Kossuth University <http://lingua.arts.klte.hu/allcach98/>,
       Debrecen, Hungary (1998)
     * Queen's University <http://www.cs.queensu.ca/achallc97/>,
       Kingston, Ontario, Canada (1997)
     * University of Bergen <http://helmer.aksis.uib.no/allc-ach96.html>,
Norway (1996)

Because of rapid developments in the field, work of a kind not
previously presented at the conference is especially welcomed.

     VI. Publication

A book of abstracts of all papers, poster presentations and sessions
will be provided to all conference participants. In addition, abstracts
will be published on the conference web page.

A special volume of the journal Literature and Linguistic Computing with
selected proceedings is planned for publication after the conference;
all papers submitted in publishable form before the end of the
conference will be considered for this collection. The final version for
publication in LLC must be in English.

     VII. Bursaries

As part of its commitment to promote the development and application of
appropriate computing in humanities scholarship, the organization will
award five bursaries of 500 GB pounds each to students and young
scholars who have papers or posters accepted for presentation at the
conference. More information about the bursary scheme is available on
request from the Programme Chair.

Applications must be made using the on-line form available at the ALLC
website <http://www.allc.org/>. Full details of the scheme may also be
found there.

     VIII. Further Information

       Equipment Availability and Requirements

Presenters will have available an overhead projector, a data projector
for Windows and Macintosh OS, and an Internet connection. Requests for
other presentation equipment will be considered by the local organizers.
All submissions should indicate the type of hardware and software
required for presentation.

       Language of the Presentations

Presentations can be done in the same language of the accepted abstract,
but when the language is not English we strongly recommend the use of
slides in English to allow for a bigger audience.


Information about British Columbia, Canada, and the hosting University
of Victoria, (fees, travel, accommodation, social programme, etc.) can
be found at http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/achallc2005/


Inquiries concerning the goals of the conference, the format or content
of papers, and other topics relating to the academic programme should be
addressed to the Chair of the International Programme Committee:

Alejandro Bia
Head of R&D, Miguel de Cervantes Digital Library
Teaching: Department of Computer Languages and Information Systems (DLSI)
University of Alicante, apdo. de correos 99, 03080, Alicante, Spain

E-mail: alex.bia at ua.es <mailto:alex.bia at ua.es>
Phone: +34 600948601
Fax: +34-965909326

Inquiries concerning conference registration, travel, local organization
and facilities, and other aspects of the local setting should be
addressed to:

Peter Liddell
Chair, Local Committee
Humanities Computing and Media Centre (HCMC)
P.O. Box 3045 STN CSC
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, V8W 3P4

Email: achallc5 at uvic.ca <mailto:achallc5 at uvic.ca>

     IX. International Programme Committee and Local Organizers

Proposals will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers who will make
recommendations to the Programme Committee comprising (in alphabetical

Alejandro Bia (chair) (University of Alicante, Spain)
Julia Flanders (Brown University, USA)
Neil Fraistat (University of Mariland, USA)
Simon Horobin (University of Glasgow, UK)
Joseph Jones (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Lisa Lena Opas-Hanninen (University of Joensuu, Findland)
Concha Sanz-Miguel (Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain)
Susan Schreibman (University of Maryland, USA)
Michael Sperberg-McQueen (Association for Computing Machinery, USA)

The conference is hosted by the Humanities Computing and Media Centre
(HCMC) at the University of Victoria. The Chair of the local organizing
committee is Peter Liddell, Academic Director of the Humanities
Computing and Media Centre.

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