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Humanist Archives: May 4, 2021, 7:39 a.m. Humanist 34.362 - events cfp: behavioural & social; critical-legal data; computational linguistics

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    [1]    From: Md Rafiqul Islam <>
           Subject: Call For Papers (BESC-2021) (33)

    [2]    From: Aitor Jimenez Gonzalez <>
           Subject: Critical Legal Approaches to Data (50)

    [3]    From: Passarotti Marco Carlo <marco.passarotti@UNICATT.IT>
           Subject: CLiC-it 2021: first call for papers (126)

        Date: 2021-05-04 00:39:59+00:00
        From: Md Rafiqul Islam <>
        Subject: Call For Papers (BESC-2021)

Dear Colleague,

We would like to invite you to submit your paper to the 8th International
Conference on Behavioral and Social Computing (BESC-2021) will take place
in Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar, 9-11 November 2021. *Flyer of the
call for paper is attached with this email.

NOTE: In case restrictions on travel and social gathering, due to
COVID-19, continue to apply, the conference will be held virtually or as a

All accepted and presented papers expect to be sent for inclusion in IEEE
Xplore and submitted for indexing in DBLP, Scopus, Google Scholar, and EI
etc. Top-quality papers will be selected for extension and publication in
several special issues of international journals, e.g., World Wide Web
Journal (Springer) Social Network Analysis and Mining (Springer).

The conference website: **

Important dates:
Submission of papers:     30 Jul 2021
Acceptance notification:  15 Sep 2021
Camera ready:                 5 Oct 2021
Conference date:             9-11 Nov 2021

Thank you so much for your kind support in this conference.

Wajdi Zaghouani, HBKU, Qatar
Xiaohui Tao, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Raian Ali, HBKU, Qatar
Guandong Xu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

        Date: 2021-05-03 19:43:31+00:00
        From: Aitor Jimenez Gonzalez <>
        Subject: Critical Legal Approaches to Data

Critical Legal Approaches to Data

The concept of data resonates in every social, political and economic
discussion. It is difficult to imagine a contemporary social problem
where that notion is absent. For instance, the health and safety
measures aimed to control the Covid-19 pandemic have been influenced by
different approaches to data, the rights of data subjects and the way
transnational data flows are governed (e.g. tracing apps, biometric
data, data flows between countries). Discussions around data are infused
with our reliance on technology in every aspect of our daily lives. This
results in privacy concerns intersecting with a vast array of areas
including fields such as labour, criminal justice and consumer and
competition law and policy. Despite the ubiquitous presence of the
concept -and its unquestionable importance- we are far from having a
clear understanding of it. Data has been defined and regulated at the
same time as a commodity, an element of a fundamental right, and as an
asset of the commons (to mention some). Paraphrasing Langdon Winner,
data is a political artifact, often conceptualised by data thirsty
corporations and governments. However, data is adaptable, mutable and
polysemic, as it is any other social construction, and as Salomé Viljoen
has recently demonstrated, it can be conceptualised in a way that serves
the interest of the many and not the few. This stream aims to contribute
to the scarce, although relevant body of literature critically
scrutinising the legal conceptualisation of data. For that, the stream
proposes a diverse panel of critical legal scholars that will approach
the study of data from various fields of legal research.


Submission Instructions

Unless indicated otherwise, when submitting your paper please include:

   *   Names and affiliations of all author(s) / speaker(s)
   *   A single email address for correspondence
   *   The title of your paper
   *   An abstract of no more than 200 words
   *   3 keywords
   *   If possible, an indication of whether you would prefer
fact-to-face or virtual attendance (please see our covid page for more
on the conference format). If you are intending to present online,
please also include your time zone. While it will not be possible in all
cases, we will try our best to take time zones into consideration when
organising the final programme.
   *   The call for papers closes on 30 June 2021


        Date: 2021-05-03 11:57:44+00:00
        From: Passarotti Marco Carlo <marco.passarotti@UNICATT.IT>
        Subject: CLiC-it 2021: first call for papers

CLiC-it 2021

Eighth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics
26-27-28 January 2022
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

First Call for Papers

The Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics, CLiC-it, aims at
establishing a reference forum for the Italian community of researchers
working in the fields of Computational Linguistics (CL) and Natural
Language Processing (NLP). CLiC-it promotes and disseminates original
research on all aspects of automatic language processing, both written
and spoken, and targets state-of-the-art theoretical results,
experimental methodologies, technologies, as well as application
perspectives, which may contribute to the advancement of the CL and NLP

The spirit of the conference is multi- and inter-disciplinary.
Considering that the complexity of language phenomena needs
cross-disciplinary competences, CLiC-it intends to bring together
researchers of related disciplines such as Computational Linguistics,
Natural Language Processing, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Machine
Learning, Computer Science, Knowledge Representation, Information
Retrieval, and Digital Humanities. CLiC-it is open to contributions on
all languages, with a particular emphasis on Italian.

CLiC-it is an initiative of the Italian Association of Computational
Linguistics (AILC —

---Topics of Interest---
The conference invites the submission of papers on all aspects of
automated language processing. Relevant topics for the conference
include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
- Information Extraction, Information Retrieval and Question Answering
- CL and NLP for the Humanities
- Computational Social Science and Social Media
- Dialogue, Discourse and Natural Language Generation
- Ethics and NLP
- Language Resources and Evaluation
- Spoken Language Processing and Automatic Speech Understanding
- Linguistic Issues in CL and NLP
- Cognitive Modeling and Psycholinguistics
- Machine Learning for NLP
- Machine Translation and Multilingualism
- Morphology and Syntax Processing
- Pragmatics and Creativity
- Research and Industrial NLP Applications
- Semantics, Knowledge Representation
- Vision, Robotics, Multimodal and Grounding

CLiC-it 2021 has the goal of a broad technical program. We invite papers
in theoretical computational linguistics, empirical/data-driven
approaches, resources and their evaluation, as well as NLP applications
and tools. We also invite papers describing a challenge in the field,
position papers, survey papers, and papers that describe a negative result.

---Submission Format---

Papers may consist of up to five (5) pages of content plus unlimited
references. Papers can be either in English or Italian, with the
abstract both in English and Italian. Each paper will be reviewed by
three independent reviewers. Accepted papers will be published on-line
and will be presented at the conference either orally or as a poster.
For research communications (see below) an abstract of two (2) pages is

Submissions must follow the ACL two-column format. We strongly recommend
the use of LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files according to
the ACL format, which will be available on the conference website under
“Calls > Information for Authors”. Submission must be electronic in PDF,
using the Easychair submission software.

Reviewing is single blind, so there is no need to remove author
information from manuscripts at submission  time.

---Research Communications---

We are also favouring a parallel submission policy for outstanding
papers that have been submitted and accepted elsewhere in 2021. If you
are the author of a paper accepted at a major international CL
conference or journal in 2021, you can present your work at CLiC-it 2021
in the form of a short research communication, within a dedicated
session at the conference. Research communications will not be published
in the proceedings, but are mostly intended to enforce dissemination of
excellence in research within the Italian CL community.


In order to award the work of young researchers, the title of “best
paper” will be attributed to the best papers in different research areas
with a Master/PhD student among the authors and presenting the work at
the conference. The awarded authors will be invited to submit an
extended version of their papers to the Italian Journal of Computational
Linguistics (IJCoL).

To recognise excellence in student research as well as promote awareness
of our field and with the endorsement of AILC, we are conferring the
“Emanuele Pianta” prize for the best Master Thesis (Laurea Magistrale)
in Computational Linguistics submitted at an Italian University. The
prize consists of 500 euro plus free membership to AILC for one year and
free registration to the upcoming CLiC-it, where the author will have
the chance to present her/his thesis. The complete call is available on
the conference website under the path: “Calls > AILC Master Thesis Award”.

---Important Dates---
13/9/2021: Paper submission deadline
15/10/2021: Deadline for best master thesis proposals by supervisors
25/10/2021: Notification to authors of reviewing outcome
8/11/2021: Camera ready version of accepted papers
26-28/1/2022: CLiC-it Conference

Program co-chairs:
Elisabetta Fersini, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Marco Passarotti, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
Viviana Patti, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy

---Further Information---
Conference website:


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