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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 06:56:42 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 505.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "Dr. Indira Guzman" <iguzman_at_tuiu.edu> (63)
         Subject: IT Culture and Values

   [2] From: <carlos.martin_at_urv.cat> (45)
         Subject: 6th International Summer School in Formal Languages

   [3] From: Leslie Carr <lac_at_ECS.SOTON.AC.UK> (47)
         Subject: OR08 Repository Developer Challenge: Invitation to

         Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 06:39:31 +0000
         From: "Dr. Indira Guzman" <iguzman_at_tuiu.edu>
         Subject: IT Culture and Values

Please consider this call for papers.

IT Culture and Values: Occupational, Organizational and Societal
(Call for papers)
AMCIS 2008 - Toronto, Ontario - 14-17 August 2008
Mini-track ID: AMCIS-MT-74-2008
Mini-track title: IT Culture and Values: Occupational, Organizational
and Societal
Track: Social Aspects of IS
Papers Due: March 3, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: April 14, 2008
Camera Ready Copy Due: April 28, 2008
Conference web site:

The goal of research on culture and IT is diverse in both context and
method. Rather than focusing on cross-cultural studies that compare
IT development and use in different countries, the focus of this
mini-track is to provide a forum for research that seeks to
understand the values and assumptions embedded in both the
technology, and the human group served by the technology (i.e. the
occupational group, the organization, the society). Recent articles
(e.g. Leidner & Kayworth, 2006) continue to call for more attention
to values and cultural assumptions associated with IT if we are to be
successful in addressing various types of conflict.

We would like to make AMCIS the main venue for reporting issues and
research associated with occupational, organizational, and social
cultural issues. Specifically, we would like to see a forum for
exploration of changes in embedded values, assumptions and social
change related to information and communication technologies. Even
the concept of "IT culture" can be interpreted in many ways. We see
this concept of "IT culture" as a complex organizational phenomenon
thatis suitable for an AMCIS mini-track.
Suggested topics:
* The IT culture, the information culture, the digital culture, the
online culture, the geek culture, and culture in virtual environments

* Organizational culture, information systems and management
* IT cultural issues in organizations and in modern society, such as
the "generational divide", and cultural change due to information and
communication technologies

* IT Culture and other issues such as education, security, change, etc.
* IT culture and system conflicts within organizations and society
* Impact of IT culture on occupational, organizational and societal use of IT
* Occupational Culture, the IT workforce, end-user studies where
culture matters
* Methodological issues conducting IT culture research (i.e. case
studies, ethnography, mixed methods)
* An assessment of software for supporting culture studies
* Ethnography and culture in virtual environments
Mini-track Chair(s):
Michelle Lynn Kaarst-Brown, Syracuse University, mlbrow03_at_syr.edu
Indira R. Guzman, TUI University, iguzman_at_tuiu.edu
Mini-track gmail account: amcismt742008_at_gmail.com
A complete version of this CFP can be found here:

Thank you and please contanc us if you have questions.

Best wishes,


Indira R. Guzman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Information Systems
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
TUI University; 5665 Plaza Dr. Cypress, CA 90630, U.S.A.
Tel: 714.816.0366 or 1.800.375.9878 Ext.2026; Fax: 714.229.8934
iguzman@tuiu.edu | http://www.indiraguzman.com

         Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 06:40:27 +0000
         From: <carlos.martin_at_urv.cat>
         Subject: 6th International Summer School
in Formal Languages andApplications

(formerly International PhD School in Formal Languages and Applications)

Tarragona, Spain, July 21 - August 2, 2008

Organized by:

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics
Rovira i Virgili University



Graduate students from around the world. Most appropriate degrees
include: Computer Science and Mathematics. Other graduate students
(for instance, from Linguistics, Electrical Engineering, Molecular
Biology or Logic) as well undergraduate students can attend too
provided they have a good background in discrete mathematics.

All courses will be compatible in terms of the schedule. (There will
be no courses in parallel.)


Martyn Amos (Manchester), Synthetic Biology: Biological Engineering [6 hours]
Erzsebet Csuhaj-Varju (Budapest), Language Theoretic Models of
Multi-Agent Systems [14 hours]
Zoltan Esik (Tarragona), An Axiomatic Theory of Automata [6 hours]
Rusins Freivalds (Riga), Elliptic Curves [6 hours]
Max Garzon (Memphis), Biomolecular Nanotechnology [6 hours]
Masami Ito (Kyoto), Regular Grammars [6 hours]
Martin Kutrib (Giessen), Cellular Automata [6 hours]
Claudio Moraga (Mieres), Fuzzy Formal Languages [6 hours]
Kenichi Morita (Hiroshima), Two-Dimensional Languages [6 hours]
Mitsunori Ogihara (Rochester), Computational Complexity and Molecular
Computation Models [6 hours]
Friedrich Otto (Kassel), Restarting Automata [6 hours]


Francine Blanchet-Sadri (Greensboro), Partial Words [6 hours]
Henning Bordihn (Potsdam), Mildly Context-Sensitive Grammars [8 hours]
Wojciech Buszkowski (Poznan), Type Logics and Grammars [8 hours]
Manfred Droste (Leipzig), Weighted Automata [8 hours]
Joerg Flum (Freiburg, Germany), Parameterized Complexity [6 hours]
Tom Head (Binghamton), Computing with Light Using Transparency and
Opacity [6 hours]
Satoshi Kobayashi (Tokyo), Grammatical Models and Algorithms for
Biological Sequence Analysis [6 hours]
Mark-Jan Nederhof (St.-Andrews), Probabilistic Parsing [6 hours]
Alexander Okhotin (Turku), Language Equations [6 hours]
Detlef Wotschke (Frankfurt), Descriptional Complexity of Automata and
Grammars [12 hours]
Sheng Yu (London, Canada), Finite Automata [16 hours]


         Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 06:41:24 +0000
         From: Leslie Carr <lac_at_ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
         Subject: OR08 Repository Developer
Challenge: Invitation to Participate

Repository developers are invited to participate in a new "Repository
Challenge" prize activity to produce demonstrations of novel
repository capability during the OR08 conference.

The Open Repositories conference annually attracts developers who
working on a wide variety of repository-oriented platforms and
projects from across the world. As well as providing a forum for
discussion of the cutting edge of repository R&D, this year's
conference will run a rapid cross-platform repository integration
challenge. The aim is to get delegates working in small teams to try
to quickly pull together established platforms and services to
demonstrate a glimpse of some real-life, user-relevant scenarios and
services. The "Repository Challenge" will be based around small teams
of developers trying to achieve goals set by the repository manager
and user community. This all takes place in a "scrapheap-code
challenge [UK]" / "junkyard-code wars[US]" atmosphere over the two
days of the conference. An awards ceremony at the conference dinner
will celebrate the achievements of the teams with cash prizes given to
the best demos (first team prize =2,500 / $5,000 / €3.350).

The Repository Challenge is intended to provide concrete examples of
the ideas raised at a recent Repository Unconference, an event run by
the JISC Common Repository Interface Group (CRIG) to identify key
issues that repositories need to address to make a genuine impact in
Higher Education. These include bringing the repository closer to the
researcher's working environment, automatically generating metadata,
running multiple interfaces and taking advantage of Web 2.0 and
utility computing services.
To participate in the repository challenge,
register for OR08 at
http://or08.ecs.soton.ac.uk/ and email the
Repository Challenge Chair: David Flanders (d.flanders_at_bbk.ac.uk ).

Comments are invited on the outputs of the Unconference (photos of the
flipcharts) which are available at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ wocrig . Other CRIG
discussion is available via blog planet:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/jisc-crig .
Background information on CRIG can be found at:
. For more information on the challenge, contact the Repository
Challenge Chair: David Flanders (d.flanders_at_bbk.ac.uk).

Les Carr
Open Repositories 2008 Conference Chair
PS Although this is not an ostensibly "Open Access" technical
challenge, the suggested improvements will improve OA provision by
making document and metadata deposit easier. But such efforts will
only be effective as part of balanced diet of OA policy and technical
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