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Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 06:37:29 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 570.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "PSI06 Conference" <psi06_at_iis.nsk.su> (39)
         Subject: PSI 2006: Deadline Extension

   [2] From: sudweeks_at_murdoch.edu.au (56)
         Subject: Reminder - IR7 Internet Convergences - Abstracts due 7

   [3] From: catac_at_wirth.murdoch.edu.au (88)
         Subject: Reminder - CATaC'06, Tartu, Estonia - Papers due 13

   [4] From: "John Bonnett" <jbonnett_at_brocku.ca> (58)
         Subject: Conference on Digital Heritage

         Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 06:10:23 +0000
         From: "PSI06 Conference" <psi06_at_iis.nsk.su>
         Subject: PSI 2006: Deadline Extension

>>>>>> IMPORTANT DATES <<<<<<<

January 31, 2006: pre-submission of short abstracts
February 7, 2006: submission of extended abstracts


Sixth International Andrei Ershov Memorial Conference
27-30 June 2006, Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, Russia


The conference is held to honor the 75th anniversary of academician
Andrei Ershov (1931-1988) and his outstanding contributions towards
advancing informatics. The first five conferences were held in 1991,
1996, 1999, 2001 and 2003, respectively, and
proved to be significant international events.

Andrei Ershov was one of the early Russian pioneers in the field of
the theory of programming and systems programming, a founder
of the Siberian Computer Science School. In 1974 he was nominated as a
Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer
Society. In 1981 he received the Silver Core Award for services
rendered to IFIP. Andrei Ershov's brilliant speeches were always
in the focus of public attention. Especially notable was his lecture on
"Aesthetic and human factor in programming" presented at
the AFIPS Spring Joint Computer Conference in 1972. Andrei Ershov
was not only an extremely gifted scientist, teacher and
fighter for his ideas, but also a bright and many-sided personality.
He wrote poetry, translated the works of R. Kipling and other
English poets, and enjoyed playing guitar and singing. Everyone who
had the pleasure of knowing Andrei Ershov and working
with him will always remember his great vision, eminent achievements,
and generous friendship.

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for the presentation
and in-depth discussion of advanced research directions in
computer science. For a developing science, it is important to work
out consolidating ideas, concepts and models. Movement in
this direction is another aim of the conference. Improvement
of the contacts and exchange of ideas between researchers from the
East and West are further goals.


         Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 06:14:52 +0000
         From: sudweeks_at_murdoch.edu.au
         Subject: Reminder - IR7 Internet Convergences - Abstracts
due 7 February


International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of
Internet Researchers

Brisbane, Australia
28-30 September 2006

Pre-Conference Workshops: 27 September 2006


The Internet works as an arena of convergence. Physically dispersed
and marginalized people (re)find themselves online for the sake of
sustaining and extending community. International and
interdisciplinary teams now collaborate in new ways. Diverse cultures
engage one another via CMC. These technologies relocate and refocus
capital, labor and immigration, and they open up new possibilities
for political, potentially democratizing, forms of discourse.
Moreover, these technologies themselves converge in multiple ways,
e.g. in Internet-enabled mobile phones, in Internet-based telephony,
and in computers themselves as "digital appliances" that conjoin
communication and multiple media forms. These technologies also
facilitate fragmentations with greater disparities between the
information-haves and have-nots, between winners and losers in the
shifting labor and capital markets, and between individuals and
communities. Additionally these technologies facilitate information filter!
   ing that reinforces, rather than dialogically challenges, narrow
and extreme views.


Our conference theme invites papers and presentations based on
empirical research, theoretical analysis and everything in between
that explore the multiple ways the Internet acts in both converging
and fragmenting ways - physical, cultural, technological, political,
social - on local, regional, and global scales.

Without limiting possible proposals, topics of interest include:

- Theoretical and practical models of the Internet
- Internet convergence, divergence and fragmentation
- Networked flows of information, capital, labor, etc.
- Migrations and diasporas online
- Identity, community and global communication
- Regulation and control (national and global)
- Internet-based development and other economic issues
- Digital art and aesthetics
- Games and gaming on the Internet
- The Net generation
- E-Sectors, e.g. e-health, e-education, e-business

We call for papers, panel proposals, and presentations from any
discipline, methodology, and community that address the theme of
Internet Convergence. We particularly call for innovative, exciting,
and unexpected takes on and interrogations of the conference theme.
However, we always welcome submissions on any topics that address
social, cultural, political, economic, and/or aesthetic aspects of
the Internet and related Internet technologies. We are equally
interested in interdisciplinary proposals as well as proposals from
within specific disciplines.


Association Website: http://www.aoir.org

Conference Website: http://conferences.aoir.org

         Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 06:15:30 +0000
         From: catac_at_wirth.murdoch.edu.au
         Subject: Reminder - CATaC'06, Tartu, Estonia - Papers due 13 February


International Conference on

28 June - 1 July 2006
University of Tartu, Estonia

Conference theme:
Neither Global Village nor Homogenizing Commodification:
Diverse Cultural, Ethnic, Gender and Economic Environments

The biennial CATaC conference series continues to provide an
international forum for the presentation and discussion of current
research on how diverse cultural attitudes shape the implementation
and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The
conference series brings together scholars from around the globe who
provide diverse perspectives, both in terms of the specific
culture(s) they highlight in their presentations and discussions, and
in terms of the discipline(s) through which they approach the conference theme.

The 1990s' hopes for an "electronic global village" have largely been
shunted aside by the Internet's explosive diffusion. This diffusion
was well described by Marx - all that is solid melts into air - and
was predicted by
postmodernists. The diffusion of CMC technologies quickly led to many
and diverse internets. A single "Internet", whose identity and
characteristics might be examined as a single unity, has not
materialised. An initially culturally and gender homogenous Internet
came more and more to resemble an urban metropolis. Along the way, in
the commercialization of the Internet and the Web, "cultural
diversity" gets watered down and exchanges strong diversity for a
homogenous interchangeability. Such diversity thereby becomes
commodified and serves a global capitalism that tends to foster
cultural homogenization.

CATaC'06 continues our focus on the intersections of culture,
technology, and communication, beginning with an emphasis on
continued critique of the assumptions, categories, methodologies, and
theories frequently used to analyse these. At the same time, CATaC'06
takes up our characteristic focus on ethics and justice in the design
and deployment of CMC technologies. We particularly focus on
developing countries facilitated by "on the ground" approaches in the
work of NGOs, governmental agencies, etc., in ways that preserve and
foster cultural identity and diversity. By simultaneously critiquing
and perhaps complexifying our theories and assumptions, on the one
hand, and featuring "best practices" approaches to CMC in development
work, on the other hand, CATaC'06 aims towards a middle ground
between a putative "global village" and homogenizing commodification.
Such middle ground fosters cultural diversity, economic and social
development, and more successful cross-cultural co!
   mmunication online.

Original full papers (especially those which connect theoretical
frameworks with specific examples of cultural values, practices,
etc.: 10-20 pages) and short papers (e.g. describing current research
projects and preliminary results: 3-5 pages) are invited.

Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:
- Culture isn't 'culture' anymore
- The Internet isn't the 'Internet' anymore
- Gender, culture, empowerment and CMC
- CMC and cultural diversity
- Ethics and justice
- Free/Open technology and communication
- Internet research ethics
- Cultural diversity and e-learning

All submissions will be peer reviewed by an international panel of
scholars and researchers and accepted papers will appear in the
conference proceedings. Submission of a paper implies that it has not
been submitted or published elsewhere. At least one author of each
accepted paper is expected to present the paper at the conference.

Full papers (10-20 formatted pages) - 13 February 2006
Short papers (3-5 formatted pages) - 20 February 2006
Workshop submissions - 20 February 2006
Notification of acceptance - mid March 2006
Final formatted papers - 29 March 2006

There will be the opportunity for selected papers from this 2006
conference to appear in special issues of journals. Papers in
previous conferences have appeared in journals (Journal of Computer
Mediated Communication, Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue
Electronique de Communication, AI and Society, Javnost- The Public,
and New Media and Society) and a book (Culture, Technology,
Communication: towards an Intercultural Global Village, 2001, edited
by Charles Ess with Fay Sudweeks, SUNY Press, New York). You may
purchase the conference proceedings from the 2002 and 2004 conference
from www.it.murdoch.edu.au/catac.

    Charles Ess, Drury University, USA, catac_at_it.murdoch.edu.au
    Fay Sudweeks, Murdoch University, Australia, catac_at_it.murdoch.edu.au
    Herbert Hrachovec, University of Vienna, Austria
    Pille Runnel, Tartu University, Estonia

         Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 06:16:07 +0000
         From: "John Bonnett" <jbonnett_at_brocku.ca>
         Subject: Conference on Digital Heritage

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, <http://www.caa2006.org/>http://www.caa2006.org/.

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.


Dr Paul S. Ell
The Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis
School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology
Queen's University

Phone| (Direct): +44 (0)28 90973408
Phone (Office): +44 (0)28 90973883
Fax: +44 (0)28 90321280
E-Mail: paul.ell_at_qub.ac.uk
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