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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:56:29 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 247.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Mark Davies <Mark_Davies_at_byu.edu> (41)
         Subject: Final CFP: American Association for Corpus
                 Linguistics, March 2008

   [2] From: "J. Trant" <jtrant_at_archimuse.com> (41)
         Subject: ICHIM07: Regular Registration Ends Sept. 15, 2007

   [3] From: "Olga Francois" <OFrancois_at_umuc.edu> (35)
         Subject: CIP Copyright Workshops: Early Bird Reminder

   [4] From: dhms_at_labe.felk.cvut.cz (40)
         Subject: DHMS 2008 - Submission deadline postponed to September

   [5] From: Marc <klists_at_saphor.de> (73)
         Subject: eHumanities Track at IEEE DEST 2008: Call for Papers

   [6] From: Shuly Wintner <shuly_at_cs.haifa.ac.il> (18)
         Subject: Haifa Workshop on Formal Approaches to Language

   [7] From: "Olga Francois" <OFrancois_at_umuc.edu> (60)
         Subject: Copyright and Academic Culture: New Issues and

   [8] From: "Jane Ellis" <CS-Admin_at_kcl.ac.uk> (45)
         Subject: Seminar: What Good is e-Learning?

         Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:37:03 +0100
         From: Mark Davies <Mark_Davies_at_byu.edu>
         Subject: Final CFP: American Association for Corpus
Linguistics, March 2008

** Final call for papers **

American Association for Corpus Linguistics
Date: March 13-15, 2008
Place: Brigham Young University. Provo, Utah, USA
Website: http://corpus.byu.edu/aacl2008


Invited speakers (alphabetical order):

Harald Baayen, University of Alberta (Canada)
Doug Biber, Northern Arizona University (United States)
Laurel Brinton, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Susan Hunston, University of Birmingham (UK)
Tony McEnery, Lancaster University (UK)


General AA(A)CL Information

Previous conferences of the American Association for (Applied) Corpus
Linguistics have been held at different universities in the United
States since 1998, including Northern Arizona University (2006, 2000),
the University of Michigan (2005, 1999), Montclair State ( 2004), IUPUI
(2002), and Univ. Massachusetts-Boston (2001).


Submission of Abstracts and Proposals

Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are invited to
submit abstracts for 20-minute papers on any aspect of corpus
linguistics. Papers are welcome from a range of subfields, including
corpus creation, corpus annotation, linguistic analyses of corpora,
register/genre variation, lexicography, parallel corpora, tagging and
parsing, software development, and the use of corpora in language
learning and teaching.

Abstracts are due Sep 28, 2007. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be
no longer than 350 words. Abstracts and proposals should be submitted as
e-mail attachments in MS Word format to <aacl2008_at_byu.edu>.

Abstracts will undergo anonymous review. Please provide author name and
contact info and the paper title in the body of the email to which the
abstract is attached, and omit author information from the abstract
itself. Please send abstracts as PDF files as well as MS Word files if
they contain any specialized fonts.


Important dates:

Sep 28 2007: Abstracts due
Oct 26 2007: Notification to presenters
Jan 25 2008: Registration due
Mar 13-15 2008: Conference

         Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:37:43 +0100
         From: "J. Trant" <jtrant_at_archimuse.com>
         Subject: ICHIM07: Regular Registration Ends Sept. 15, 2007

ICHIM07 - International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting
Toronto, October 24-26, 2007

Join us in Toronto for a series of in-depth conversations about new
developments in digital heritage policy and practice.

Opening Keynote: Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada
ICHIM07 will open with a keynote from Ian Wilson, Librarian and
Archivist of Canada. A pioneer in shaping the united "memory
institution" Ian will challenge us to consider what it now means "To
hold infinity in the palm of your hand".

See http://www.archimuse.com/ichim07/abstracts/prg_335001615.html

Regular Registration Deadline: September 15, 2007
Registration at ICHIM07 is limited to 300 people, ensuring that we
will have an ideal forum for in-depth discussion and debate. The
deadline for Regular Registration is this Saturday, September 15, 2007.

Register on-line with a credit card to ensure reduced rates. See

Join Us On-line
There are now over 700 people from around the world registered in the
conference.archimuse.com on-line community. Join us at
http://conference.archimuse.com and contribute to our developing
understanding of cultural heritage informatics.

In Memoriam: ICHIM07 dedicated to Xavier Perrot
We dedicate ICHIM07 to the memory of Xavier Perrot, our friend and
colleague, and a past co-chair of ICHIM, who died of cancer on July
20, 207. Your recollections and remembrances are invited at

Contact the ICHIM07 Conference Co-Chairs:

David Bearman and Jennifer Trant , Archives & Museum Informatics
158 Lee Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
phone +1 416 691 2516 / fax +1 416 352-6025
e-mail: ichim07_at_archimuse.com


         Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:38:11 +0100
         From: "Olga Francois" <OFrancois_at_umuc.edu>
         Subject: CIP Copyright Workshops: Early Bird Reminder

[Please excuse the inevitable duplication of this announcement.]

The fall semester creeps past us very quickly. This is just a friendly
reminder that early registration for the first workshop in the 07-08
Workshop Series ends next week. Take this opportunity to register for
the first two workshops. One will be moderated by noted scholar Siva
Vaidhyanathan, Ph.D. and the other by Arnold Lutzker, J.D.:


Moderator: Siva Vaidhyanathan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Media
Studies and Law, University of Virginia
Dates: October 1-12, 2007
[early registration by September 21]

Please see linked website for a detailed description & course objectives
- http://www.umuc.edu/cip/ipa/workshops.shtml#copyright


Moderator: Arnold Lutzker, J.D., Senior Partner, Lutzker & Lutzker, LLP
Dates: November 5-16, 2007
[early registration by October 19]

*Back by popular demand! See website for detailed course objectives -

Early Bird Rates $150 each
http://tinyurl.com/29jg53 [Secured Server]
Online Workshop FAQ- http://www.umuc.edu/cip/ipa/faq.shtml

For more on the Center for Intellectual Property's resources & services
please see our homepage- http://www.umuc.edu/cip/

Olga Francois, Assistant Director
Center for Intellectual Property
University of Maryland University College
3501 University Blvd. East, PGM3-780
Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: 240-582-2803
         Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:38:49 +0100
         From: dhms_at_labe.felk.cvut.cz
         Subject: DHMS 2008 - Submission deadline postponed to September 30th
Reacting to many request from contributors, we have decided to
postpone the deadline to September 30, 2007!!!
2008 IEEE SMC International Conference on DISTRIBUTED HUMAN-MACHINE
SYSTEMS 2008(DHMS 2008)
MARCH 9-12, 2008
Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
For information about DHMS 2008 visit http://www.action-m.com/dhms2008
DHMS 2008 will provide a unique opportunity for participants from
universities, industry, and government agencies to address
challenges, share solutions, and discuss future research directions
in distributed human-machine systems. A broad range of topics will
combine theory and applications for human- robot/human-machine
interaction and interfaces, distributed intelligent systems and
networks, agent and holonic systems, swarm intelligence, with the
goal of strengthening cooperation of academics, scientists,
researchers and engineers with industry.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Agents and agent-based systems
Biologically inspired systems
Collective robotics
Computational Intelligence
Decentralized systems
Distributed systems
Embedded intelligence
Evolutionary robotics
Genetic and evolutionary computation
Human-machine interfaces
Human-robot interaction
Industrial applications of holonic and agent-based systems
Intelligent systems
Knowledge systems for coalition operations
Swarms, Swarm intelligence
Unmanned systems
Virtual enterprises
Hybrid systems
Virtual reality
         Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:42:32 +0100
         From: Marc <klists_at_saphor.de>
         Subject: eHumanities Track at IEEE DEST 2008: Call for Papers
Dear Colleagues,
I am happy to announce the call for papers of the eHumanities track at
the IEEE Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies at
Phitsanulok Thailand on 26th-29th February 2008. In addition to
hopefully offering a series of interesting talks, it will be an
excellent opportunity to discuss major trends in the current development
of inter-organizational cooperation frameworks in the humanities.
Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to reply either online
on HUMANIST or directly to my office email, kuester AT fh-worms DOT de
Best regards,
Marc Kuester
IEEE Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies
26th-29th February 2008
Phitsanulok Thailand
Deadline for full paper submissions: October 14th, 2007
eHumanities -- Track Chairs: Marc Wilhelm Kuester and Matthew Allen
Digital Ecosystem is defined as an open, loosely coupled, domain
clustered, demand-driven, self-organising collaborative environment,
where each species is proactive and responsive for its own benefit or
Digital eco-systems occur through the interactions between both human
and computer-based agents, operating in a manner that creates both
relationships of cooperation and conflict within the system as well as
the overall system itself. Analysis of the role of human perception,
engagement and expectation is critical, therefore, to understanding the
complexity of digital ecosystems as well as the operational dynamics of
any specific system. Furthermore, our capacity to build, maintain and
further develop viable digital ecosystems rests on clear, theoretical
and applied, understanding of the way in which humans and computers
interact with one another in digital, networked environments.
Put simply, the e-Humanities researchers will pursue a research agenda
that will explore the social, cultural, political and economic
determinants that constitute the foundational terrain within which
ecosystems exist. In doing so, they will also analyse the manner in
which, through human action within a digital ecosystem, human beliefs,
understandings and desires come to influence that system. Through
consideration of the results of human endeavours within digital
eco-systems, these researchers will also come to understand the ways in
which networked digital communications can enhance or, indeed, imperil
social and cultural development.
There are several research directions of the work in e-Humanities. The
first concerns the manner in which 'intelligent' interactive expertise
networks might be developed to solve the problems of knowledge-based
distributed collaboration between experts and those who draw on their
expertise. A 'networks of interactive knowledge=E2'(NIKs) approach can be
usefully applied to education (both formal and informal), sustaining
professional competence, e-research, e-participation, e-government and
other forms of scholarly collaboration, as well as other situations in
which people need to collaborate through exchanges of partial knowledge
so that they might construct a collective expertise greater than the sum
of its individual parts. This is related to a second component, working
in standards-based, interoperable distributed service and resource
environments, e. g. service and resource networks or grids that allow
seamless integration on both tool and the resource side. The third
component of research concerns the broader relationship of technology
and society, with particular reference to the cultures and politics of
society's adoption of, and adaption to, new forms of technologically
mediated communication and information sharing and of technology's
requirements to adapt to existing cultural semiotic processes.
This research is largely being pursued through individual research
projects involving the development of theoretical knowledge to guide
further practical development, or deeper understandings of previous
technological developments, though in the future these projects can link
together to form a larger digital eco-system of systems. To foster such
cooperation is a major longterm goal of the track.
FH Worms - University of Applied Sciences
Fachbereich Informatik/Telekommunikation
Tel.: +49 6241 509 118 Fax: +49 6241 509 221
Erenburgerstra=C3=9Fe 19 * D-67549 Worms
         Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:43:04 +0100
         From: Shuly Wintner <shuly_at_cs.haifa.ac.il>
         Subject: Haifa Workshop on Formal Approaches to Language Acquisition
You are cordially invited to attend
           The Haifa Workshop on Formal Approaches to Language Acquisition
which will be held at the University of Haifa on Sunday, October 7th,
2007, 9:30-18:00.
Keynote speaker: Ewa Dabrowska, University of Sheffield, UK
Program: http://cl.haifa.ac.il/LangAcq07/program.shtml
More information: http://cl.haifa.ac.il/LangAcq07/
Participation in the Workshop is free and open for all. However, to
be able to plan rooms, refreshments, etc., we request that
participants pre-register on-line at: http://cl.haifa.ac.il/LangAcq07/
The Workshop is funded by The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild
Foundation Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Computer
Science at the University of Haifa.
Shuly Wintner
Dept. of Computer Science, University of Haifa, 31905 Haifa, Israel
Phone: +972 (4) 8288180  Fax: +972 (4) 8249331
shuly@cs.haifa.ac.il   http://cs.haifa.ac.il/~shuly
         Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:43:31 +0100
         From: "Olga Francois" <OFrancois_at_umuc.edu>
         Subject: Copyright and Academic Culture: New Issues and Developments
Please join the CIP for the first of our four (4) engaging online
        Copyright and Academic Culture:
          New Issues and Developments
Moderated by: Siva Vaidhyanathan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Media
Studies and Law, University of Virginia
Where? Online
When? October 1-12, 2007  (early registration ends September 21)
Would you like to step behind the legal battles and economic interests
in order to think more about the cultural values that influence how we
think and talk about copyright? In a clear, straightforward, engaging
style, cultural historian and media scholar Siva Vaidhyanathan will
offer insight to help untangle some of the intricate web of culture,
law, and technology. This workshop is an opportunity for both the
theorist and the practitioner of copyright law and policy to explore
some of the complex issues behind the management of copyrights on
Goals for the course:
*	Review the purpose, role, and scope of copyright and its
relation to academic culture;
*	Consider some of the problems, challenges, changes, and
opportunities facing academia;
*	Examine the relationship of the academy to copyright via the
Google Library and consider important questions for both libraries and
*	Explore the current controversy surrounding e-reserves as an
example of copyright and academic culture in conflict;
*	Examine the evolving relationship between the publishing
industry and libraries.
*	Register- http://tinyurl.com/29jg53
Other titles in the 2007-2008 Workshop Series include:
DMCA, P2P Filesharing and Campus Responses
Dates: November 5-16, 2007 (early registration by October 19)
Integrating Access to Digital Course Materials: Blackboard/WebCT,
Coursepacks, e-Reserves, Licensed Materials, e-Books, Open Access...What
Will They Think of Next?
Dates: January 28 - February 8, 2008 (early registration by January 11)
Building a Community that Values Academic Integrity
Dates: February 25 - March 7, 2008 (early registration by February 8 )
Workshop Descriptions & Goals-
Moderator Bios- http://www.umuc.edu/cip/ipa/moderators.shtml
FAQ- http://www.umuc.edu/cip/ipa/faq.shtml
Early Bird Rates $150 each
http://tinyurl.com/29jg53 [Secured Server]
For more on the Center for Intellectual Property's resources & services
please see our homepage at- http://www.umuc.edu/cip/
Olga Francois, Assistant Director
Center for Intellectual Property
University of Maryland University College
3501 University Blvd. East, PGM3-780
Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: 240-582-2803
         Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:44:26 +0100
         From: "Jane Ellis" <CS-Admin_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Seminar: What Good is e-Learning?
This message is sent on behalf of Margaret Cox, Chair of the EIGER Group
Seminar: What Good is e-Learning?
When: Friday 5 October, 2007, 6.30-9.00pm
Where: London Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald Street, London WC1N 3QS
Will the new media technologies increasingly to be deployed in
schools really change how children learn? In promising a more
personalised approach to learning, they offer a vision of each child
reaching their full potential, through being actively involved in
choosing their own learning paths and styles. While the national
curriculum may remain in place as an overall set of objectives,
schools will cease to offer a 'one size fits all' system of
education. Teachers will do less teaching in the traditional sense,
but will become guides helping children along their chosen learning
paths, facilitated and mediated through 'virtual learning
environments' . Not everyone accepts the idea that children are best
taught in this way and some fear that this new direction may fragment
education and undermine its capacity to give children a broad view of
the world and a clear sense of their future within it. What is the
best way of thinking about the innovatory potential of new
technologies in education? How can we make the most of what they can
offer while keeping the best of what a teacher-led, subject-based
curriculum has provided in the past?
Confirmed speakers:
Professor David Buckingham, London Knowledge Lab;
Chris Poole, Microsoft, BSF;
Toby Marshall, FE teacher and writer on learning technologies;
Keri Facer, Futurelab
Chair: Wendy Earle
Organised by the Institute of Ideas as part of The Battle of Ideas
(www.battleofideas.org.uk) October 27 & 28, 2007. Sponsored by the
London Knowledge Lab (www.lkl.ac.uk)
For more information, please go to:
To book a place, please go to:
Best wishes
Wendy Earle
Jane Ellis
Administrative Officer to the EIGER Group
King's College London
Tel: 020-7848-1923
Fax: 020-7848-1777
E-mail: cs-admin_at_kcl.ac.uk 
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