13.0133 ALLC/ACH 2000 call for papers

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 12 Aug 1999 20:11:32 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 133.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 19:50:01 +0100
From: Jean G Anderson <J.Anderson@hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk>
Subject: Call for Papers - ALLC/ACH 2000

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ALLC/ACH 2000 invites submissions of between 1000 and 1500
words on any aspect of humanities computing, broadly defined as
the point of intersection between computing methodologies and
problems in humanities research and teaching, encompassing both
traditional and new, and discipline-specific and inter-disciplinary,

Appropriate discipline areas include, but are not limited to,
languages and literature, history, philosophy, music, art, film
studies, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, creative writing,
and cultural studies. We particularly encourage submissions from
non-text-based areas and from library science, both of which have
been under-represented in the past.

Other areas of interest include the creation and use of digital
resources (what has been characterised as 'extending the scale and
breadth of scholarly evidence') and the application to humanities
data of techniques developed in such fields as information science
and the physical sciences and engineering (including neural
networks and image processing).

We are interested in receiving
technicalproposals that focus on new computational tools and
approaches to research in humanities disciplines;
proposalsthat focus on traditional applications of computing
in humanities disciplines, including (but not limited to) text
encoding, hypertext, text corpora, computational lexicography,
statistical models, and syntactic, semantic, stylistic and other
forms of text analysis;
proposalswhich present and discuss applications of
computing methodologies and tools to audio and visual
proposals that focus on significant issues of creation,
representation, discovery, delivery, management and
preservation of digital and other resources relevant to the
proposals that present and evaluate the use of computers in
humanities teaching;
proposals dealing with the role of humanities computing in
undergraduate and graduate teaching and institutional support
for humanities computing.

PhD students are encouraged to submit proposals. Those
describing finished research may be submitted as papers. Ongoing
dissertation research may be submitted as poster proposals. See
below for details.

Those interested in seeing the type of paper the committee is
looking for can consult the abstracts of papers at previous
University of Bergen, Norway - http://www.hd.uib.no/allc-
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada -
Lajos Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungary -
University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA -

Students and young scholars should also read the note on
bursaries later in this document.

Papers may be given in English, French, and German, but to
facilitate the reviewing process we ask that proposals for papers in
a language other than English are submitted with an English

The deadline for submissions of paper/session proposals is 15
The deadline for submissions of poster/demo proposals is 15


Proposals may be of four types: papers, posters, software
demonstrations, and sessions. The type of submission should be
specified in the header of the proposal.


Proposals for papers (1000-1500 words) should describe completed
research which has given rise to substantial results. Individual
papers will be allocated 30 minutes for presentation, including

Proposals should describe 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 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.
Those describing the creation or use of digital resources should
follow these guidelines as far as possible.


Poster presentations and software and project demonstrations
(either stand-alone or in conjunction with poster presentations) are
designed to give researchers an opportunity to present late-
breaking results, significant work in progress, well-defined
problems, or research that is best communicated in conversational

By definition, poster presentations are less formal and more
interactive than a standard talk. Poster presenters have the
opportunity to exchange ideas one-on-one with attendees and to
discuss their work in detail with those most deeply interested in the
same topic. Each presenter is provided with about 2 square metres
of board space to display their work. They may also provide
handouts with examples or more detailed information. Posters will
remain on display throughout the conference, but a block of time
separate from paper sessions will be assigned when presenters
should be prepared to explain their work and answer questions.
Specific times will also be assigned for software or project

The format for proposals for posters and software demonstrations
are the same as those for regular papers.

Proposals for software or project demonstrations should indicate
the type of hardware that would be required if the proposal is


Sessions (90 minutes) 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 four to six speakers. The panel organizer should
submit an abstract of 1000-1500 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.

The deadline for session proposals is the same as for proposals for


All submissions must be sent electronically. 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:

TYPE OF PROPOSAL: paper, poster, session or software
TITLE: title of paper or session
KEYWORDS: three keywords (maximum) describing the main
contents of the
paper or session

If submitting a session proposal, give the following information for
each paper:

TITLE: title of paper
KEYWORDS: three keywords (maximum) describing the main
contents of the paper AUTHOR: name of first author
AFFILIATION: of first author
E-MAIL: of first author

If submitting a paper proposal, give the following information:

AUTHOR: name of first author
AFFILIATION: of first author
E-MAIL: of first author

AUTHOR: name of second author (repeat these three headings as
AFFILIATION: of second author
E-MAIL: of second author

CONTACT ADDRESS: full postal address of first author or contact
person for session proposals
FAX NUMBER: of first author
PHONE NUMBER: of first author

Proposals should take the form of ASCII or ISO-8859/1 files. Where
necessary, a header should indicate the combinations of ASCII
characters used to represent characters outside the ASCII or ISO
8859/1 range. Notes, if needed, should take the form of endnotes
rather than footnotes.

Submissions should be entered into the online form on the web
page at:

or sent to:
allcach2k@arts.gla.ac.uk with the subject line "<Author's
Submission for ALLCACH2k".

Those who submit abstracts containing graphics and tables are
asked to fax a copy of the abstract in addition to the one sent
electronically. Faxes should be sent to: +44 141 330 4537. The cover
page should reproduce the header from the electronic submission.


Presenters will have available an overhead projector, a slide
projector, a data projector which will display Macintosh,
DOS/Windows, and video (but not simultaneously), an Internet
connected computer which will run Macintosh OS programs or
DOS/Windows programs, and a VHS (PAL) videocassette recorder.
NTSC format may be available; if you anticipate needing NTSC,
please note this information in your proposal.

Requests for other presentation equipment will be considered by
the local organizers; requests for special equipment should be
directed to the local organizers no later than January 31, 2000.


November 15, 1999: Submission of proposals for papers and
sessions, posters and software demonstrations.
February 15, 2000: Notification of acceptance.


A book of abstracts will be provided to all conference participants.
In addition, abstracts will be published on the conference web page
at: http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/allcach2k/
An announcement in regard to publication of full papers will be
made in due course.


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

Paul Fortier, University of Manitoba (Chair) =09
John Dawson Cambridge University =09=09
Laszlo Hunyadi, Lajos Kossuth University, Debrecen,
Elisabeth Burr, University of Duisburg, =09=09
Julia Flanders, Brown University, =09=09=09
Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Virginia, =09
Willard McCarty, King's College, London, =09=09
Nancy Ide, Vassar College =09=09=09=09


Jean Anderson, Univeristy of Glasgow, j.anderson@arts.gla.ac.uk
Fiona Tweedie, University of Glasgow, f.tweedie@stats.gla.ac.uk


As part of its commitment to promote the development and
application of appropriate computing in humanities scholarship, the
Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing will award up to
five bursaries of up to 500 GB pounds each to students and young
scholars who have papers accepted for presentation at the
conference. Applicants must be members of ALLC. The ALLC will
make the awards after the Program Committee have decided which
proposals are to be accepted. Recipients will be notified as soon as
possible thereafter. A participant in a multi-author paper is eligible
for an award, but it must be clear that s/he is contributing
substantially to the paper.

Applications must be made to the conference organizer. The
deadline for receipt of applications is the same as for submission of
papers, i.e. November 15, 1999. Full details of the bursary scheme,
and an on-line application form will be available from the conference
web page.

The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451, and is a major
visitor attraction in Glasgow, the 1999 City of Architecture. It has
over 14,000 students and more than 120 departments. Being
Glasgow's first University, it is well-placed to offer an insight into
Scotland's historical, educational and cultural heritage. The main
University campus is situated at Gilmorehill, overlooking the mainly
residential West End, located in a landscaped parkland setting
(which it shares with the City's Kelvingrove Museum and Art

Accommodation will be offered in nearby student residences from
=A321 to =A330, and in hotels at a range of prices. See the
Accommodation Office pages at
http://www.gla.ac.uk/Otherdepts/Accom/index.html for more

It is expected that the conference fee will be on the order of 150 GBP
for members. This will include the printed abstracts, morning and
afternoon refreshment breaks, and lunch.

There will be a varied programme of social events, including tours
to nearby lochs and mountains, a visit to a whisky distillery, tutored
whisky tasting, and a ceilidh with traditional Scottish music and

Detailed information on the conference, the university, and the city
will be on the conference web page:


Accommodation, travel and registration enquiries:
Conference and Vacation Office, University of Glasgow, 81 Great
George Street, Glasgow G12 8RR, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 141 330 5385, Fax: 0141 334 5465.
URL: http://www.gla.ac.uk/Otherdepts/Accom/
Email: conf@gla.ac.uk

Queries concerning the goals of the conference or the format or
content of papers should be addressed to:
Jean Anderson,
ALLC/ACH 2000,
University of Glasgow,
6 University Gardens,
Glasgow G12 8QH, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)141 330 4980
Email: allcach2k@arts.gla.ac.uk

Scottish links
University of Glasgow Visitors page:
Scotland Online: http://www.scotland.net/
Scottish Tourist Board: http://www.holiday.scotland.net/

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