CALL FOR PAPERS
2009 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science
Critical Computing: Models and Challenges for Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Submission Deadline: August 30, 2009
DHCS Colloquium: November 14 – 16, 2009
Location: The Illinois Institute of Technology
The annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) was established to bring together researchers and scholars in the humanities and computer science to advance the digital humanities as a field of intellectual inquiry and to identify and explore new directions and perspectives for future research.
The theme of this year’s Chicago DHCS Colloquium is “Critical Computing”, seeking to explore how productive research collaborations between computer scientists and humanists can be most effective.
* How might computation provide new critical tools for humanists?
* How might humanists help us understand the real meaning and import of computational results?
We invite presentation proposals from scholars, researchers and students on all topics that intersect current theory and practice in the humanities and computer science.
We welcome submissions of proposal for:
* Paper presentations (20 minute maximum)
* Poster presentations
* Software demonstrations
* Panel discussions
* Pre-conference tutorials/workshops/seminars
* Pre-conference “birds of a feather” meetings
* Dr. Stephen Wolfram, founder and CEO of Wolfram Research, creator of Mathematica, and author of A New Kind of Science.
* Prof. Vasant Honavar, director of the Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, & Discovery at Iowa State University.
* Prof. Roger Dannenberg, Associate Research Professor of Computer Science and Art at Carnegie Mellon University, and fellow of the Studio for Creative Inquiry.
The Illinois Institute of Technology
The University of Chicago
* Prof. Shlomo Argamon, Computer Science Department, Illinois Institute of Technology
* Prof. Helma Dik, Department of Classics, University of Chicago
* Prof. Ophir Frieder, Computer Science Department, Illinois Institute of Technology
* Dr. Nazli Goharian, Computer Science Department, Illinois Institute of Technology
* Dr. Catherine Mardikes, Bibliographer for Classics, the Ancient Near East, and General Humanities, University of Chicago Library
* Prof. Martin Mueller, Department of English and Classics, Northwestern University
* Dr. Mark Olsen, Associate Director of the ARTFL Project, University of Chicago
* Prof. Kathryn Riley, Humanities Department, Illinois Institute of Technology
* Prof. Jason Salavon, Department of Visual Arts, University of Chicago
* Prof. Karl Stolley, Humanities Department, Illinois Institute of Technology
* Prof. Wai Gen Yee, Computer Science Department, Illinois Institute of Technology
Preliminary Colloquium Schedule:
Pre-conference: DHCS will begin with a half-day pre-conference session the afternoon of Saturday, November 14, offering introductory tutorials and/or seminars on topics such as text analysis/data-mining or GIS (Geographic Information Systems) applications for the humanities. We also encourage colloquium attendees to use the pre-conference period for informal “birds of a feather” meetings on topics of common interest (e.g. “digital archaeology”).
The formal DHCS colloquium program will runs on Sunday, November 15 and Monday, November 16. It will consist of several 1-1/2 hour presentation sessions, three keynote addresses, and two 2 hour poster sessions. Generous time will be set aside for questions and follow-up discussions. There are no parallel sessions.
For further details, please follow updates on the DHCS website.
Please submit a (2 page maximum) abstract in Adobe PDF (preferred) or MS Word (if necessary) format via http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/DHCS2009.
Graduate Student Travel Fund:
A limited number of bursaries will be available to assist graduate students who are presenting at the colloquium with their travel and accommodation expenses. More information about the application process will be available soon.
Deadline for Submissions: Sunday, August 30
Notification of Acceptance: Monday, September 14
Full Program Announcement: Monday, September 24
Registration opens: Tuesday, September 29
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