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    [1]    From: Marinella Testori <>
           Subject: TEI2022 CFP (159)

    [2]    From: Bembus Project <>
           Subject: Seminar "Literature and Urban Spaces: the Architecture of the Decameron. Bodily Experience and Spatial History" (75)

    [3]    From: Wajdi Zaghouani <>
           Subject: CFP: The 7th Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop (WANLP-7 2021) / Co-located with EMNLP 2022 (54)

        Date: 2022-05-16 14:20:15+00:00
        From: Marinella Testori <>
        Subject: TEI2022 CFP

[Da: James Cummings <>]

Call for Papers - TEI 2022

The TEI2022 Program Committee is pleased to announce its call for proposals
for the 22th annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the Text Encoding
Initiative Consortium (TEI), which will be held 13-16 September 2022
(Tue-Fri) at Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom with
pre-conference workshops 12-13 September 2022 (Mon-Tue).

Conference site:
ConfTool site:

This year’s theme is:

  Text as Data

The past decade has seen a huge increase of data produced by (social)media
platforms, digital literary outputs, and various mass digitization efforts
of cultural heritage and administrative records. Though these vast data
collections hold enormous potential for diverse research, collecting and
analyzing text-based data also presents unique challenges that need to be
addressed. The increasing quantity of the textual data coincides with its
improved availability and accessibility, but also the continuously
progressing development of data models, tools, text-mining, and
machine-learning techniques. The TEI community is working at the
intersection of many of these areas.
If we want the computer to “understand” a text we must either mark textual
phenomena or instruct a computer to identify them. Flanders and Jannidis
refer to this as “a choice between an algorithmic approach […] or what we
might call a “metatextual” approach, in which information is added to the
text in some explicit form that enables it to be processed intelligently”.

This call invites contributions dealing with text-related tasks in all
aspects of the research process: discovery, analysis, representation,
visualization, prediction, causal inference, etc.

Possible topics related to this theme include:

   - TEI for analysis, annotation or visualization
   - TEI and machine learning, data science, or text mining
   - TEI and literary analysis
   - TEI and linked open data
   - TEI and complex data structures
   - TEI and computer-mediated communication or social media
   - TEI and computer vision or handwritten text recognition
   - TEI and formal ontologies or stand-off annotation
   - TEI and models of text
   - TEI and galleries/libraries/archives/museums

but submissions in other areas are also welcome.

Submission Information
Each submission should include a title, an abstract, up to five keywords,
and a brief biography for each of the authors. (Each biography should be no
more than 500 characters, and should include current affiliation, research
interests, and projects).
The following word counts apply to the text of the abstract excluding
titles, bibliography, keywords, and biographies.

The proposals must be submitted in English. The conference language is

Submission Procedure  

   - Proposals must be submitted online via ConfTool: You will need a (free) account to
   submit a proposal.
   - The deadline for submissions is 13 June 2022 by 23:59 HAST.
   - All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the Program Committee.
   - Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 25 July 2022.
   - The deadline for submissions of the final abstracts is 22 August 2022
   - Final abstracts have to be in DOCX or ODT format.
   - For further information please contact the local organizers at

Short papers

Speakers will be given 15 minutes each: 10 minutes for presentation, 5
minutes for discussion. This type of presentation is suited for the
introduction of tools, raising of new ideas, and experimental topics.
Proposals should not exceed 300 words.

Long papers

Speakers will be given 30 minutes each: 20 minutes for presentation, 10
minutes for discussion. Proposals should not exceed 500 words. This
presentation type is suitable for substantial research, theoretical or
critical discussions.

Session proposals

Proposed sessions will be given 90 minutes, which can be used flexibly to
include, for example, 3 individual papers followed by questions, or a
roundtable discussion. This type of presentation is suited to coordinated
approaches or discussions relating to a single theme. Proposals for a
session must include a list of speakers and their biographies. Proposals
for a session should not exceed 800 words in total.


A “poster slam” session will be dedicated to poster presentations of 1
minute each. Subsequently, poster presenters will have the chance to tell
interested parties more about their project during the poster exhibition,
where the audience can browse freely. This type of presentation is suited
to introducing new work, projects, or software. Proposals for poster
presentations should not exceed 300 words. Accepted poster presenters will
be eligible to present in the Virtual Poster session as well and do not
need to submit a separate proposal for this.

Virtual Posters

A Virtual Poster session will be held in on the
Thursday after the conference (September 22, 2022) to enable people to
participate who are not able to physically attend the conference. Accepted
poster presenters from the conference will automatically be eligible to
present in the Virtual Poster session as well. Scheduling of the Virtual
Poster Session(s) will be based on timezones of presenters. Proposals for
virtual poster presentations should not exceed 300 words.


A dedicated demonstration session will provide presenters of tools or
software outputs with an opportunity to show the software they are working
on and with. Demonstrators will be given 10 minutes: 8 minutes each for
presentation with 2 minutes for quick follow-up questions. Proposals for
demonstrations should not exceed 300 words.


Workshops will be held before the conference, September 12–13, 2022
(Mon-Tue). They provide an opportunity for participants to work together on
TEI-related topics. Proposals for workshops should not exceed 800 words
(excl. bibliography, biography etc.) and must include:

   - A brief outline of the proposed topic and its appeal to the TEI
   - The duration of the proposed workshop or seminar (half day, full day)
   - Any special requirements (e.g. participant-supplied laptops,
   projector, flipchart)

A list of proposed workshop leader(s) with a brief biography of each one is
required too. Each biography should be no more than 500 characters, and
should include current affiliation, research interests, and projects.
Registration to the workshops is handled via the conference registration.
The conference organisers will not charge for the workshops. Any fees
considered by the workshop organisers will have to be managed by themselves.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

If you are interested in holding a SIG meeting during the conference,
please contact the local hosts to book a room:

James Cummings
on behalf of the Local Organising Team and TEI2022 Programme Committee

        Date: 2022-05-16 07:29:56+00:00
        From: Bembus Project <>
        Subject: Seminar "Literature and Urban Spaces: the Architecture of the Decameron. Bodily Experience and Spatial History"

Literature and Urban Spaces: the Architecture of the Decameron. Bodily
Experience and Spatial History

Prof. Niall Atkinson (The University of Chicago)
Tuesday, May, 17, 2022, 5:00-6:30 PM CET

Abstract. How various historical voices – literary, metaphorical, represented,
real, and imagined – facilitate our historical understanding of architecture and
urban space in late medieval and Renaissance Italy? Niall Atkinson will try to
answer to this question through two key texts that were produced in Florence in
14th century: Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron, completed towards 1352, and Franco
Sacchetti’s Il Trecentonovelle, written largely in the final decade of the 14th
century. Both of these texts respond explicitly to urban crises by proposing to
tell stories. In order to confront cultural loss and social anxiety, they
deployed different narrative strategies to facilitate this understanding through
a literary discourse that confronted the city not as an object to behold, but as
a problem to be posed. Such an approach assumes that the act of storytelling
embodied a critical mechanism that participated in the construction of symbolic
spaces in the Renaissance.

About the speaker. 
Niall Atkinson is Associate Professor of Art History and
Romance Languages and Literature at the University of Chicago. His research
focuses on the experience of architecture and urban space in early modern Italy
in order to understand the build environment as a collective social construction
of the body’s sensorial apparatus. His recent work has explored the relationship
between sound, space, and architecture and their role in the construction of
civic society, culminating in the publication of The Noisy Renaissance: sound,
architecture, and Florentine urban life, which came out in 2016 by the
Pennsylvania State University Press.

Throughout his career, he has received many fellowships and grants: in 2017 he
was appointed a fellow at I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian
Renaissance Studies and has received research grants from the Neubauer Collegium
for Culture and Society (University of Chicago). He has also held fellowships
from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Kunsthistorisches Institut in
Florenz (Max-Planck-Institut) and in 2019, he was the Geddes Visiting Fellow at
the School of Architecture at the University of Edinburgh. In 2018, he co-
curated the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale on the theme,
“Dimensions of Citizenship.”

Niall is currently co-writing a book, with Susanna Caviglia from Duke
University, on the urban visual and spatial effects of the narratives and
itineraries of French travelers to early modern Rome.

He is also experimenting with digital technologies to spatialize the demographic
data contained in the 1427 tax census of Florence (catasto) into an interactive
geographic platform. In collaboration with a consortium of related digital
reconstruction projects focused on Renaissance Florence (Florentia Illustrata),
this method of geo-referenced spatial history will lay the groundwork for future
experiments in mapping the soundscapes and other sensory experiences of early
modern cities.

Link to the online virtual room on Microsoft

For further information:

The seminar is part of the cycle "Literature and Beyond" organized by Bembus,
promoter by the Department of Humanities and from the Venice Centre for Digital
and Public Humanities of Ca' Foscari University of Venice and financed with
funds for student activies of Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

        Date: 2022-05-16 06:26:35+00:00
        From: Wajdi Zaghouani <>
        Subject: CFP: The 7th Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop (WANLP-7 2021) / Co-located with EMNLP 2022

The 7th Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop (WANLP2022) will be a
full-day event taking place on December 7 or 8, 2022 (in a hybrid mode).
This year’s WANLP is co-located with EMNLP 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab

Workshop URL:

Submission URL:

Important Dates

   -   September 5: Workshop Paper Due Date
   -   October 10: Notification of Acceptance
   -   October 21: Camera-ready papers due (strict!)
   -   December 7-8: Workshop Dates

We invite submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to, the

   -   Enabling core technologies: morphological analysis, disambiguation,
   tokenization, POS tagging, named entity detection, chunking, parsing,
   semantic role labeling, sentiment analysis, Arabic dialect modeling, etc.
   -   Applications: machine translation, speech recognition, speech synthesis,
   optical character recognition, pedagogy, assistive technologies, social
   media, etc.
   -   Resources: dictionaries, annotated data, corpus, etc.

Submissions may include work in progress as well as finished work.
Submissions§ must have a clear focus on specific issues pertaining to the
Arabic language whether it is standard Arabic, dialectal, classical, or
mixed. Papers on other languages sharing problems faced by Arabic NLP
researchers, such as Semitic languages or languages using Arabic script,
are welcome provided that they propose techniques or approaches that would
be of interest to Arabic NLP, and they explain why this is the case.

Additionally, papers on efforts using Arabic resources but targeting other
languages are also welcome. Descriptions of commercial systems are welcome,
but authors should be willing to discuss the details of their work.

We have several submission tracks including long, short, and demo tracks.

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

The WANLP 2022 Organizing Committee


Wajdi Zaghouani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
P.O. Box 34110 | Education City | Doha, Qatar
tel: +974 4454 5601 | mob: +974 33454992| Office A141, LAS Building

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