19.529 workshop (WWW), conference (quantitative methods), seminar (social fragility)

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 07:31:49 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 529.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Simon Harper <simon.harper_at_MANCHESTER.AC.UK> (63)
         Subject: Third International Cross-Disciplinary Workshop on Web
                 Accessibility (W4A 2006) CFP

   [2] From: Ruth Mostern <rmostern_at_ucmerced.edu> (42)
         Subject: ECAI CFP

   [3] From: "TSCF-Conference Management" (37)
         Subject: Blagoevgrad Seminar on Social Fragility, 16-18 June,

         Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 07:01:00 +0000
         From: Simon Harper <simon.harper_at_MANCHESTER.AC.UK>
         Subject: Third International Cross-Disciplinary Workshop on
Web Accessibility (W4A 2006) CFP


The Third International Cross-Disciplinary Workshop on Web
Accessibility (W4A 2006)

'Building the Mobile Web: Rediscovering Accessibility?'

Located at the Fifteenth International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2006)
May 22, 2006, in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.


* Sarah Horton is an instructional technology specialist at Dartmouth
College and is the author of 'Access by design: A guide to universal
usability for Web designers'.
* Aaron Leventhal is an IBM Web accessibility architect and is the
leader of the Mozilla Accessibility Project.
* Dr. Rhys Lewis is Chief Scientist for Volantis Systems Ltd. and is
the chair of the Device Independence Working Group (DIWG) of the
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
* Donna Smillie is a senior Web accessibility consultant at the Royal
National Institute of the Blind (RNIB), UK.

* The workshop proceedings will be published as part of the ACM
International Conference Proceedings Series and will be available at
the ACM Digital Library.
* Selected papers will be invited to submit a revised version for
consideration for a special issue of the Springer Journal - Universal
Access in the Information Society (UAIS). These papers will go
through an additional reviewing process to ensure quality.

Topics and Content
We invite submissions for W4A 2004 addressing our current theme of
'Building the Mobile Web: Rediscovering Accessibility?'.

After the launch of the Mobile Web Initiative at the World Wide Web
Conference 2005 we are beginning to realise that, today, mobile Web
access suffers from interoperability and usability problems that make
the Web difficult to use. With the move to small screen size, low
bandwidth, and different operating modalities, technology is in
effect simulating the sensory and cognitive impairments experienced
by disabled users within the wider population of mobile device users.
In this our 3rd Workshop we ask the question:

      'Is engineering, designing, and building for the mobile Web just
a rehash of the same old Web accessibility problems?'

We wish to bring together different communities working on similar
problems to share ideas, discuss overlaps, and make the fledging
mobile Web community aware of accessibility work that may have been
overlooked. We ask is designing for accessibility and small screened
devices really the same thing requiring the same solutions and can we
work together to solve these problems? What can the Mobile Web learn
from the Accessible Web and what resources created to support the
Accessible Web can be used by designers in their support of the Mobile Web.

Topics of interests include (but are not limited to):
* Advances in Mobile Web technologies;
* Design and best practice to support the Mobile Web and accessibility:
* Technological advances to support web accessibility;
* End user tools;
* Accessibility and Mobile Web guidelines, best practice, evaluation
techniques, and tools;
* Psychology of end user experiences and scenarios;
* Innovative techniques to support accessibility;
* Universally accessible graphical design approaches;
* Design Perspectives;
* Adapting existing web content;
* Accessible graphic formats and tools for their creation.


         Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 07:02:15 +0000
         From: Ruth Mostern <rmostern_at_ucmerced.edu>
         Subject: ECAI CFP

ECAI is pleased to announce that the Spring 2006 meetings will be
held in conjunction with the Computer Applications and Quantitative
Methods in Archaeology (CAA) conference - Digital Discovery:
Exploring New Frontiers in Human Heritage, April 18 21 in Fargo, North Dakota.

ECAI is accepting submissions for papers within the theme Cultural Heritage
and Cyber infrastructure on the following topics:
1) Exemplary cultural maps and atlases
2) Cultural atlases in teaching
3) Gazetteers and related aids
4) Metadata, Standards, and Best Practices
5) e-Scholarship / e-Science
6) Cyber infrastructure in the Humanities and Social Sciences
7) e-Publications
8) Virtual Reality

The CAA list of conference topics include:
1. Virtual Reality Modeling
2. Simulations and Complex Modeling
3. 3D Data Capture, Manipulation, and Analysis
4. Field Applications
5. Remote Sensing
6. Mapping and Spatial Technologies (GIS and others)
7. Informatics
8. Education
9. Cultural Heritage Resources Management
10. Bio-Archaeology and Human Biological Heritage
11. Quantitative Applications
12. Archaeometry
13. Maritime Archaeology
14. Theoretical Issues

Submissions relevant to ECAI topics should be sent by January 13,
2006 to Kim Carl, ECAI, kcarl_at_berkeley.edu. Submissions relevant to
the CAA list,
but not to ECAIs, should be submitted directly to CAA. Submission
guidelines for CAA are available from the CAA conference web site,

ECAI had a successful conference with CAA in the Spring 2003. We
welcome this opportunity to once again meet with this diverse group
of scholars.
Plans to meet in Belfast were altered due to logistical problems
however an ECAI Congress of Cultural Atlases in Belfast is in the planning.

Best wishes,
Kim Carl

ECAI http://ecai.org

         Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 07:03:17 +0000
         From: "TSCF-Conference Management" <int00005_at_worldonline.be>
         Subject: Blagoevgrad Seminar on Social Fragility, 16-18 June, 2006

Dear Members, Colleagues and Readers,
Dear Partners from diverse institutions,
Call for Papers and Participation

The Social Capital Foundation invites all interested persons or
organizations to present a paper at its upcoming international,
interdisciplinary seminar on social fragility that will be held on
June 16-18, 2006, at the American University in Bulgaria, in
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

1. Definitions of social fragility,
2. Components and factors of fragility and precariousness in our societies,
3. Assessment of social fragility. Is social fragility on the rise?
4. Mutations in community links, family links and social networks,
5. Moral values and social cohesion,
6. Mental and physiological public health issues,
7. Economic precariousness and social bond,
8. Ethnic and cultural contradictions,
9. Mechanisms of the emergence of new major risks.

Additionally, the THRACE project (Targeting Human Research for
Anchoring Cooperative Evolutions in Europe) supported by The Social
Capital Foundation will be presented at the seminar. It is an
investigation on how to use social capital to favor transborder
cooperation in the border regions of Europe, and to elaborate
appropriate tools for doing so.

For more information please go to

With best wishes,

The Social Capital Foundation
Head Office:
Ave. Eugene Castaigne 16
B - 1310 La Hulpe
Tel: + 32-2-654.10.86
Fax: + 32-2-654.10.86
Website: http://www.socialcapital-foundation.org
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