19.646 events: Haifa CS Symposium; Cyberinfrastructure Summer Institute

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 06:38:20 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 646.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Shuly Wintner <shuly_at_cs.haifa.ac.il> (23)
         Subject: University of Haifa Computer Science Colloquium

   [2] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (50)
         Subject: Cyberinfrastructure for Humanities, Arts and Social
                 Sciences a Summer Institute

         Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2006 06:30:44 +0000
         From: Shuly Wintner <shuly_at_cs.haifa.ac.il>
         Subject: University of Haifa Computer Science Colloquium

University of Haifa Computer Science Colloquium

You are cordially invited to attend the following talk.

Time: Wednesday, March 15th, 14:00
Place: Jacobs Building room 303
Speaker: Oren Etzioni, Department of Computer Science and
Engineering, University of Washington
Title: All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Google

For the last quarter century (measured in person years), the
KnowItAll project has focused on accumulating massive amounts of
information from the Web by utilizing domain-independent, fully
automated techniques. If successful, this effort has the potential to
address the long-standing "Knowledge Acquisition Bottleneck" in
Artificial Intelligence, and enable a new generation of search
engines that extract and synthesize information from text to answer
complex user queries. This talk will describe the evolution of the
KnowItAll family of systems (or is it Intelligent Design?)
culminating in TextRunner---a program that has extracted over
1,000,000,000 "facts" from the Web without breaking a sweat.

Shuly Wintner
Computer Science colloquium coordinator
         Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2006 06:34:44 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Cyberinfrastructure for Humanities, Arts and Social 
Sciences a Summer Institute
"UCHRI Communications" <cihass_at_uci.edu>
Cyberinfrastructure for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences a Summer
Institute (CI-HASS)
The comprehensive infrastructure needed to capitalize on dramatic
advances in information technology has been termed cyberinfrastructure.
Cyberinfrastructure integrates hardware for computing, data and
networks, digitally-enabled sensors, observatories and experimental
facilities, and an interoperable suite of software and middleware
services and tools. Investments in interdisciplinary academic teams and
cyberinfrastructure professionals with broad expertise in content
production and technology systems is essential to exploit the full power
of cyberinfrastructure to create, disseminate, and preserve data,
information, and knowledge.
The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) and
the University of California San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)
invite applications from scholars, faculty, graduate students and IT
intellectuals of all ranks to participate in a hands-on workshop
designed to introduce humanists, artists and social scientists to
commonly used and emergent information technology tools and resources.
Event Date: July 24-28, 2006
Event Location: UC San Diego Campus
Application Deadline: June 1, 2006
Event Cost: $350 before May 1, 2006 | $550 after May 1, 2006
Registration Fee Includes: Instruction | Lodging | Three Meals Each Day
Program Overview
The Institute is an intensive one-week summer program for faculty,
scholars, graduate students, professionals and public intellectuals. The
Institute will host 40-50 distinguished participants in a "laboratory"
where together they can engage important and creative thought and
application. Workshops will include conversations with cutting edge
technological innovators, humanists, artists and social scientists; they
involve demonstrations of new technological devices, and their
applications as well as scholarly practices. Participants will have
opportunities to familiarize themselves with new digital applications in
the context of small working groups.
Workshops Topics: Introduction to Cyberinfrastructure | Cyberservices |
High-Performance Computing & Storage | Networks | Grid Computing |
Portals & Gateways | Knowledge & Semantic Systems | Large Scale Data &
Databases | Visualization | Virtual Research Environments
Note: Program subject to change
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