19.532 events: Ontology-based modelling; GIS and history; digital rights management

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 06:25:49 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 532.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (72)
         Subject: Ontology Based Modelling in the Humanities

   [2] From: Ruth Mostern <rmostern_at_ucmerced.edu> (32)
         Subject: GIS & History at the American Historical Association

   [3] From: "Jack Boeve" <JBoeve_at_umuc.edu> (57)
         Subject: Jan. 6 Early Registration Deadline for Online Workshop

         Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 06:07:30 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Ontology Based Modelling in the Humanities

International Workshop


   7-9 April 2006, University of Hamburg

In the new area of digitalized information, researchers from the
humanities face a new problem: semantic data organisation. In
contrast with the data processed by natural sciences, the material in
most fields of humanities is mostly unstructured. The structuring of
such data is a complex problem that can be solved only by formal
models and languages from computer science. However the application
of formal models from formal sciences (especially computing) is
itself a scientific problem as humanists have their own scientific
culture not only in the argumentation and meta-theories but also in
their way of communication. With the development of the Semantic Web
the "ontology"-concept became an important "key" for
data-structuring. Some ontologies were developed also in the
Humanities, but there is still no overview of what exists, which
standards are used and how well the current ontologies meet the users

The current workshop aims to fill this gap and act also as a
discussion forum We welcome original papers related (but not limited)
to one or more of the following topics:
          * theoretical relevant models for humanities
          * formal prerequisites
          * specific ontologies for different fields in Humanities
          * collaborative tools for ontology manipulation
          * Semantic Web technologies for preserving cultural heritage
          * Semi-automatic ontology extraction
          * Ontology development in multilingual context
          * Practical use of ontologies in Humanities

          * Walther v. Hahn (University of Hamburg)
          * Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg)

   Invited Speakers:
          * Marin Doerr, (FORTH-ICS, Heraklion, Crete)
          * Nicola Guarino (IST-CNR, Trento, Italy)

   Programme Committee
          * Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
          * Wernher Behrendt (Salzburg Research)
          * Richard Deswarte (University of East Anglia)
          * Walther v. Hahn (University of Hamburg)
          * Roberto Poli (University of Trento)
          * Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg)

   Important Dates:

          * Paper Submission 10th January 2006
          * Notification of acceptance 5th February 2006
          * Camera Ready Papers 28th February 2006

   Submission guidelines
   Submissions should be A4, one-column format and should not exceed
seven pages, including cover page, figures, tables and references.
Times New Roman 12 font is preferred. The first page should contain
the title of the paper, the author's name(s), affiliation, surface
and email address(es), followed by keywords and 10 lines of abstract.
Continue with the first section of your paper.

Papers should be submitted electronically in *PDF* format to
vertaninformatik.uni-hamburg.de .

Each paper will be reviewed by up to three members of the program
committee. Authors of accepted papers will receive guidelines
regarding camera-ready versions

Dr. Cristina Vertan
Natural Language Systems Division
Computer Science Department
University of Hamburg
Vogt-Koelln-Str. 30
22527 Hamburg GERMANY
Tel. 040 428 83 2519
Fax  040 428 83 2515
Dr Willard McCarty | Reader in Humanities Computing | Centre for
Computing in the Humanities | King's College London | Kay House, 7
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         Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 06:08:52 +0000
         From: Ruth Mostern <rmostern_at_ucmerced.edu>
         Subject: GIS & History at the American Historical 
Association Conference
There will be a roundtable discussion of history and GIS at the annual
meeting of the American Historical Association in Philadelphia.
Session 18, "Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and History:
Aggregating Data, Connecting Places, and Analyzing Processes," Thursday,
5 January 2006, 3:00-5:00 p.m., in Washington Room A of Loews
Philadelphia Hotel (p.85 of the printed program).
This is a joint session with the American Association for History and
The panel leading the discussion consists of Zephyr Frank (Stanford
University), Anne Kelly Knowles (Middlebury College), John H. Long (The
Newberry Library), Ruth Mostern (University of California at Merced),
and J. B. "Jack" Owens (Idaho State University).
A roundtable discussion is a relatively new AHA session format. In order
to stimulate the discussion, we have taken advantage of another new AHA
format: the "precirculated" paper.
Each of us has written some sort of paper, dealing with one or more
aspects of the use of GIS, which is available online through the AHA's
meeting program, at the URL:
We hope that some of those who attend the session will read some or all
of the papers beforehand and come to the discussion with comments and
questions. Each of us will briefly summarize his or her paper, speaking
for no more than ten minutes, and the rest of the time will be available
for open discussion. You can read about our intentions in the opening
section of Jack Owens' "paper," which he has also made available as a
web page:
There will also be a second session that focuses on GIS. It is entitled
"Mapping the World with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)" and is
part of the companion meetings of the Center for History and New Media
and the Community College Humanities Association. The session will be
held on Friday, 6 January, 9:30-11:00 a.m., in Room 103 of the Courtyard
Philadelphia Downtown (p. 106 of the printed program).
         Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 06:11:29 +0000
         From: "Jack Boeve" <JBoeve_at_umuc.edu>
         Subject: Jan. 6 Early Registration Deadline for Online Workshop
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