21.488 events: Grid workshop; WoLLIC 2008

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 08:41:30 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 488.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Gabriel BODARD <gabriel.bodard_at_KCL.AC.UK> (118)
         Subject: Humanities GRID Workshop

   [2] From: ruy_at_cin.ufpe.br (20)
         Subject: WoLLIC 2008 - Call for Papers

         Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 09:22:16 +0000
         From: Gabriel BODARD <gabriel.bodard_at_KCL.AC.UK>
         Subject: Humanities GRID Workshop

Forwarded for Dolores Iorizzo.

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De: Dolores Iorizzo <d.iorizzo_at_imperial.ac.uk>

   Epistemic Networks and GRID + Web 2.0 for Arts and Humanities
       30-31 January 2008, Imperial College Internet Centre,
                      Imperial College London

Data driven Science has emerged as a new model
which enables researchers to move from
experimental, theoretical and computational
distributed networks to a new paradigm for
scientific discovery based on large scale GRID
networks (NSF/JISC Digital Repositories Workshop,
AZ 2007). Hundreds of thousands of new digital
objects are placed in digital repositories and on
the web everyday, supporting and enabling
research processes not only in science, but in
medicine, education, culture and government. It
is therefore important to build interoperable
infra-structures and web-services that will allow
for the exploration, data-mining, semantic
integration and experimentation of arts and
humanities resources on a large scale. There is
a growing consensus that GRID solutions alone are
too heavy, and that coupling it with Web 2.0
allows for the development of a more light-weight
service oriented architecture (SOA) that can
adapt readily to user needs by using on demand
utility computing, such as morphological tools,
mash-ups, surf clouds, annotation and automated
workflows for composing multiple services. The
goal is not just to have fast access to digital
resources in the arts and humanities, but to have
the capacity to create new digital resources,
interrogate data and form hypotheses about its
meaning and wider context. Clearly what needs to
emerge is a mixed-model of GRID + Web 2.0
solutions for the arts and humanities which
creates an epistemic network that supports a four
step iterative process: (i) retrieval, (ii)
contextualisation, (iii) narrative and hypothesis
building, and (iv) creating contextualised
digital resources in semantically integrated
knowledge networks. What is key here is not just
managing new data, but the capacity to share,
order, and create knowledge networks from
existing resources in a semantically accessible form.

To create epistemic networks in the arts and
humanities there are core technologies that must
be developed. The aim of this expert METHNET
Workshop is to focus on developing a strategy for
the implementation of these core technologies on
an inter-national scale by bringing together GRID
computing specialists with researchers from
Classics, Literature and History who have been
involved in the creation and use of electronic
resources. The core technologies we will focus
on in this two day work-shop are: (i)
infrastructure, (ii) named entity, identity and
co-reference services, (iii) morphological
services and parallel texts, (iv) epistemic
networks and virtual research environments. The
idea is to bring together expertise from the UK,
US, and European funded projects to agree upon a
common strategy for the development of core
infra-structure and web-services for the arts and
humanities that will enable the use of GRID technologies for advanced research.

DAY ONE- 10:00 ­ 6:00

SESSION I: GRID + Web 2.0 Infrastructure

Rosemary Russell - ‘GRID and Web 2.0 in the DRIVER Project’
        (DRIVER Project - http://www.driver-repository.eu/)
David Giaretta ­ ‘GRID-WEB for Future Generations’
        (CASPAR - http://www.casparpreserves.eu/)
David Shotton ­ DATA WEBS for the Arts and Humanities
Marc Wilhelm Küster ­ TEXTGRID (http://www.textgrid.de)
Tobias Blanke ­ The DARIAH Project (http://www.dariah.eu/)
Brian Fuchs ­ The Future of GRID + Web 2.0 for Humanities

SESSION II: Computational and Semantic Services:
Named Entity, Identity and Co-reference

Paul Watry: Named Entity and Identity Services
for the National Archives www.liv.ac.uk
Greg Crane ­ Co-Reference (Perseus - www.perseus.tufts.edu/)
Hamish Cunningham/Kalina Bontcheva: AKT and GATE:
GRID-WEB Services AKT/GATE- www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~hamish
Martin Doerr ­ Co-Reference and Semantic Services
for Grid + Web 2.0 www.ics.forth.gr

DAY TWO: 10:00 ­ 6:00

SESSION I: Morphological, Parallel Texts and Citation Services

Greg Crane - “Latin Depedency Treebank”, Perseus Project
Marco Passarotti - “Index Thomisticus” Treebank
Notis Toufexis - ‘Neither Ancient, nor Modern:
   Challenges for the creation of a Digital Infrastructure for Medieval Greek’
Rob Iliffe ­ Intelligent Tools for Humanities
Researchers, The Newton Project www.newtonproject.sussex.ac.uk

SESSION II: Epistemic Networks and Virtual Research Environments

Anna Maria Carusi/ Marina Jirotka ­ A Future
Humanities VRE, OeRC web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/work/annamaria.carusi
Simon Hodson - Virtual Research Environment for
Political Discourse 1500-1800 www.earlymoderntexts.org/vre
David Arnold - EPOCH , GRID, Web 2.0 (EPOCH) - www.brighton.ac.uk/mis/epoch
Jurgen Renn - The Epistemic Web, Max Planck Berlin
Martin Doerr and Dolores Iorizzo - Epistemic
Networks and GRID + Web 2.0 (http://www.delos.info)

Registration fee is £60 and places are limited.

Please contact Dolores Iorizzo
(d.iorizzo_at_ic.ac.uk) to secure a place or for
further information. Please send registration to
Glynn Cunin (g.cunin_at_imperial.ac.uk).

The Imperial College Internet Centre would like
to acknowledge generous support from the AHRC
METHNET for co-hosting this conference.

         Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 09:25:18 +0000
         From: ruy_at_cin.ufpe.br
         Subject: WoLLIC 2008 - Call for Papers

                                  Call for Papers

            15th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation
                                  (WoLLIC 2008)
                               Edinburgh, Scotland
                                 July 1-4, 2008
                   (There will be a screening of George Csicsery's
                   "Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem"
                   with kind permission of the film director)

       WoLLIC is an annual international forum on inter-disciplinary research
       involving formal logic, computing and programming theory, and natural
       language and reasoning. Each meeting includes invited talks and
       tutorials as well as contributed papers.

       The Fifteenth WoLLIC will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, from
       July 1 to July 4, 2008. It is sponsored by the Association for
       Symbolic Logic (ASL), the Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics
       (IGPL), the European Association for Logic, Language and Information
       (FoLLI), the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science
       (EATCS), the Sociedade Brasileira de Computacao (SBC), and the
       Sociedade Brasileira de Logica (SBL).

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