6.0171 ACH-ALLC '93: First Call for Papers (1/187)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 29 Jul 1992 16:37:09 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0171. Wednesday, 29 Jul 1992.

Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1992 16:09 EDT
Subject: ACH-ALLC93 Call for Papers



JUNE 16-19, 1993


This conference -- the major forum for literary, linguistic and
humanities computing-- will highlight the development of new
computing methodologies for research and teaching in the
humanities, the development of significant new networked-based and
computer-based resources for humanities research, and the
application and evaluation of computing techniques in humanities

TOPICS: We welcome submissions on topics such as text encoding;
hypertext; text corpora; computational lexicography; statistical
models; syntactic, semantic and other forms of text analysis; also
computer applications in history, philosophy, music and other
humanities disciplines.

In addition, ACH and ALLC extend a special invitation to members of
the library community engaged in creating and cataloguing network-
based resources in the humanities, developing and integrating
databases of texts and images of works central to the humanities,
and refining retrieval techniques for humanities databases.

The deadline for submissions is 1 NOVEMBER 1992.

REQUIREMENTS: Proposals should describe substantial and original
work. Those that concentrate on the development of new computing
methodologies should make clear how the methodologies are applied
to research and/or teaching in the humanities, and should include
some critical assessment of the application of those methodologies
in the humanities. Those that concentrate on a particular
application in the humanities (e.g., a study of the style of an
author) should cite traditional as well as computer-based
approaches to the problem and should include some critical
assessment of the computing methodologies used. All proposals
should include conclusions and references to important sources.

INDIVIDUAL PAPERS: Abstracts of 1500-2000 words should be submitted
for presentations of thirty minutes including questions.

SESSIONS: Proposals for sessions (90 minutes) are also invited.
These should take the form of either:

(a) Three papers. The session organizer should submit a 500-word
statement describing the session topic, include abstracts of
1000-1500 words for each paper, and indicate that each author is
willing to participate in the session; or

(b) A panel of up to 6 speakers. The panel organizer should submit
an abstract of 1500 words describing the panel topic, how it will
be organized, the names of all the speakers, and an indication that
each speaker is willing to participate in the session.


Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. Please pay
particular attention to the format given below. Submissions which
do not conform to this format will be returned to the authors for
reformatting, or may not be considered if they arrive very close to
the deadline.

All submissions should begin with the following information:

TITLE: title of paper
AUTHOR(S): names of authors
AFFILIATION: of author(s)
CONTACT ADDRESS: full postal address
E-MAIL: electronic mail address of main author (for contact),
followed by other authors (if any)
FAX NUMBER: of main author
PHONE NUMBER: of main author

(1) Electronic submissions

These should be plain ASCII text files, not files formatted by a
wordprocessor, and should not contain TAB characters or soft
hyphens. Paragraphs should be separated by blank lines. Headings
and subheadings should be on separate lines and be numbered. Notes,
if needed at all, should take the form of endnotes rather than
footnotes. References, up to six, should be given at the end.
Choose a simple markup scheme for accents and other characters that
cannot be transmitted by electronic mail, and include an
explanation of the markup scheme after the title information and
before the start of the text.

Electronic submissions should be sent to
with the subject line "<Author's surname> Submission for ACH-ALLC93".

(2) Paper submissions

Submissions should be typed or printed on one side of the paper
only, with ample margins. Six copies should be sent to

ACH-ALLC93 (Paper submission)
Dr. Michael Neuman
Academic Computer Center
238 Reiss Science Building
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C. 20057


Proposals for papers and sessions November 1, 1992
Notification of acceptance February 1, 1993
Advance registration May 10, 1993

There will be a substantial increase in the registration fee for
registrations received after May 10, 1993.


A selection of papers presented at the conference will be published
in the series Research in Humanities Computing edited by Susan
Hockey and Nancy Ide and published by Oxford University Press.


Proposals will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers who will make
recommendations to the Program Committee comprised of:

Chair: Marianne Gaunt, Rutgers, the State University (ACH)
Thomas Corns, University of Wales, Bangor (ALLC)
Paul Fortier, University of Manitoba (ACH)
Jacqueline Hamesse, Universite Catholique Louvain-la-Neuve
Susan Hockey, Rutgers and Princeton Universities (ALLC)
Nancy Ide, Vassar College (ACH)
Randall Jones, Brigham Young University (ACH)
Antonio Zampolli, University of Pisa (ALLC)
Local organizer: Michael Neuman, Georgetown University (ACH)


Accommodations for conference participants are available at several
locations in the Georgetown area:
Georgetown University's Leavey Conference Center
The Georgetown Inn
One Washington Circle Hotel
Georgetown University's Village C Residence Hall


Georgetown, an historic residential district along the Potomac
River, is a six-mile ride by taxi from Washington National Airport.
International flights arrive at Dulles Airport, which offers
regular bus service to the Nation's Capital.


Please address all inquiries to:

Dr. Michael Neuman
Academic Computer Center
238 Reiss Science Building
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C. 20057

Phone: 202-687-6096
FAX: 202-687-6003
Bitnet: Neuman@Guvax
Internet: Neuman@Guvax.Georgetown.edu

Please give your name, full mailing address, telephone and fax numbers,
and e-mail address with any inquiry.