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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 422.
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    [1]    From: Doug Reside 
           Subject: Call for Papers: Digital Humanities and Theatre Working Group (IFTR) (75)

    [2]    From: Seamus Lawless 
           Subject: EXTENDED Submission Deadline: The Second Annual Workshop on the Evaluation of Personalisation in Information Retrieval, WEPIR 2019 (94)

    [3]    From: Eleonora Litta 
           Subject: DeriMo 2019: First Call for Papers (136)

        Date: 2019-02-04 14:52:21+00:00
        From: Doug Reside 
        Subject: Call for Papers: Digital Humanities and Theatre Working Group (IFTR)

Digital Humanities in Theatre Research

A Working Group of the 
International Federation for Theatre Research 
Special Session 
1 - 4 May, 2019, New York City, NY

(New York Public Library for the Performing Arts)

Abstracts are due by March 1, 2019

This year the Digital Humanities in Theatre Research working group is not
meeting at the annual IFTR conference in Shanghai, but instead at a special
session at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York
City. The meeting will include a special tour of Theatre archives in New
York City.

We are soliciting papers and project presentations that represent the full
range of experience theatre scholars and practitioners have with Digital
Humanities.  We are especially interested in topics that:

-- Introduce important digital humanities projects in theatre and
performance studies

-- Examine the theoretical implications of Digital Humanities for our
research into theatre and performance

-- Explore new methodologies in theatre research based on digital

-- Focus on digital theatre history and historiography

-- Discuss best practices for digital humanities projects in theatre and

-- Elaborate on innovations in academic curricula in theatre and
performance studies inspired by the Digital Humanities

-- Investigate the challenges of crowdsourcing or the use of "citizen
scholars" in Digital Humanities research.

Working groups are not required to address the theme of an IFTR conference
but papers which enter into conversation with the 2019 IFTR conference
theme - Theatre, Performance, and Urbanism- are most welcome.

Abstracts (up to 300 words) on either a proposed paper or the presentation
of a digital project will be accepted in English. Abstracts are due by
March 1, 2019 [NEW DEADLINE], and to be submitted by email to

Notice of acceptance will be given in February.

Please include the following information under "Equipment required" when
you submit your abstract:

-- All technical equipment needed to successfully present your project

-- If you are not doing a paper, what kind of presentation are you doing?

Monday, 15 April, 2019 is the deadline, for those whose abstracts have
been accepted, to submit everything the Working Group needs in order to
prepare for a detailed discussion of your presentation during the
conference. This can include completed papers, outlines (up to 3 pages) for
your DH project presentation or links to online materials. Please send this
by email to both conveners: Nic Leonhardt: nic.leonhardt@gmx.de and Doug
Reside: doug@dougreside.com. This material will be distributed to all
participants in our sessions in order to facilitate our discussions at the
meeting. It will also be distributed to all long time members of our
Working Group who may be unable to attend this conference, in order to keep
them well informed.

We look forward to reading your abstracts.

Nic Leonhardt (LMU Munich)  & Doug Reside (NYPL, New York City)
(Conveners of the Digital Humanities in Theatre Research Working Group)

        Date: 2019-02-04 14:11:57+00:00
        From: Seamus Lawless 
        Subject: EXTENDED Submission Deadline: The Second Annual Workshop on the Evaluation of Personalisation in Information Retrieval, WEPIR 2019

***Submission Extended until Midnight Sunday the 10th of February (AoE)***

WEPIR 2019: Second Annual Workshop on the Evaluation of Personalisation in
Information Retrieval

To be held in conjunction with the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information
Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2019
March 10-14, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Call for Papers
The purpose of the WEPIR workshop series is to bring together researchers from
different backgrounds, interested in advancing the evaluation of personalisation
in information retrieval. The workshop focus is on the development of a common
understanding of the challenges, requirements and practical limitations of
meaningful evaluation of personalisation in information retrieval. The planned
outcome of the workshop is the proposal of methodologies to support evaluation
of personalised information retrieval from both the perspectives of the user
experience in interactive search settings, and of user models for personalised
information retrieval and their algorithmic incorporation in the search process.

Since the focus of the workshop is primarily on exchange of ideas and
development of new research activities, only short paper contributions will be
sought in the form of 2 to 4 page papers in the standard ACM conference format.

Topics for contributions include but not be limited to:
        -- Task design for evaluation of personalised information retrieval
        -- Test collections for personalised information retrieval
        -- Evaluation metrics for peronsalised information retrieval
        -- Protocols for evaluation of interactive personalised information
        -- User modeling for personalised information retrieval
        -- Search algorithms for personalised information retrieval
        -- Submitted contributions will be selected for inclusion in the
workshop on the basis of reviews by the programme committee

Workshop format
The topic of evaluation of the incorporation of personalisation within search
applications and algorithms and their impact on user engagement and experience
of search is currently underexplored within the information retrieval community.
This is particularly the case from the perspective of comparative evaluation of
interactive and algorithmic elements of personalised search systems, and the
representation and exploitation of user models. To reflect this, the workshop
will focus on establishing and exploring the principles working towards the
outcome of a proposed framework. The workshop will have the following elements:

        -- Invited talk: Prof. Ian Ruthven of the University of Strathclyde
will deliver an invited keynote presentation.
        -- Presentations of papers submitted in response to an open call for
research and position papers. Papers will be presented as short oral and poster
format. The number of oral presentations will be limited to allow for the
maximum of time for interactive activities, with other papers being presented as
        -- Working groups focusing on relevant topics for the evaluation of
personalised information retrieval. These topics will be defined on the day, but
could include experimental protocols, test collection development, and
evaluation metrics.
        -- Consolidation session: integration of the activities of the working
groups, and proposal of agreed framework or frameworks for the evaluation of
personalised information retrieval

Paper Submissions
The workshop is accepting short papers from 2 to 4 pages (including references)
describing approaches or ideas/challenges on the topics of the workshop.
Submissions do not need to be anonymized.

Submissions should be in ACM Standard SIGCONF format. LaTeX and Word templates
are available at (https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template).

Papers should be submitted in pdf format through the EasyChair system
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wepir2019 no later than midnight
Sunday 3rd of February, 2018 (AoE). Submissions will be reviewed by members of
the workshop program committee. Accepted papers will be included in the extended
CHIIR 2019 Proceedings and will be available via the ACM Digital Library. In
addition, it is planned to index the WEPIR workshop proceedings with CEUR-WS.
Authors of select papers may be invited to contribute to a journal publication
which describes the outcomes of the workshop.

Important Dates
***Anywhere on Earth Time Zone***
Midnight Sunday 10th of February : Deadline for paper submission
Midnight Sunday 24th of February: Notification to authors
Midnight Friday 8th of March: Camera-ready papers due
Thursday, 14th of March 2019: WEPIR Workshop at CHIIR

Further information is available on our website
http://www.ir.disco.unimib.it/wepir2019/ or by emailing the workshop organizers
at wepir@adaptcentre.ie 

Workshop Organizers
Gareth J. F. Jones, ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University, Ireland
Nicholas J. Belkin, Rutgers University, USA
Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Séamus Lawless, ADAPT Centre, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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        Date: 2019-02-04 10:09:02+00:00
        From: Eleonora Litta 
        Subject: DeriMo 2019: First Call for Papers

DeriMo 2019: First Call for Papers


The Second International Workshop on Resources and Tools for
Derivational Morphology (DeriMo 2019) will be held in Prague, Czech
Republic, on September 19 and 20, 2019, at the Faculty of Mathematics
and Physics of Charles University.

The Prague edition of the workshop will continue and push forward the
discussion on language resources and tools for derivational
morphology (and, more generally, on word formation) as started at the
first DeriMo workshop (DeriMo 2017), which took place in Milan,
Italy, in October 2017.

DeriMo 2019 will provide an international platform for presentation
of new developments in existing word-formation resources and for
introduction of recently created ones. A debate is expected on all
aspects of creation of these resources, from technical solutions to
linguistic decisions on which word-formation processes and how they
are modelled in the resource. DeriMo 2019 wants to cover modern as
well as ancient languages and welcomes approaches with a potentially
multi-lingual focus. Availability of appropriate tools is considered
essential not only for the resource development but also for
potential use of word-formation data in both Natural Language
Processing and linguistic descriptions. Another goal of DeriMo 2019
is to bring the state-of-the-art approaches to modelling
word-formation closer to current linguistic accounts of word
formation. Presentations of any type of linguistic research into word
formation are expected to contribute to a discussion on usage and
usability of available resources and tools. Linguistic insights into
the phenomena that are modelled in the word-formation resources may
indicate directions of future research, whether with
language-specific, cross-lingual, multi-lingual, or typological


DeriMo 2019 aims to cover a wide range of topics. Submissions are
invited for presentations featuring high quality, previously
unpublished research, both completed and ongoing, with an emphasis on
novel approaches, methods, ideas, and perspectives, whether
descriptive, theoretical, formal or computational. In particular, the
topics to be addressed in the workshop include (but are not limited
to) the following:

* language resources for word-formation either of individual languages,
 or with a multi-lingual focus,

* representation of word-formation processes in the resources (models
 based on base-derivative pairs, paradigmatic models, or other

* enhancement of word-formation resources with other features (e.g.
 semantic categories in affixation, classification of compounds),

* linking word-formation resources with other types of annotation (e.g.
 syntactic, semantic),

* application of (semi)automatic methods in modelling word formation,

* tools for creating, searching etc. of word-formation resources,

* data-based linguistic research in any aspect of word-formation (of
 individual languages, with contrastive or comparative focus, diachronic
 perspectives etc.),

* theoretical accounts of word-formation issues.


We are honoured to announce that Prof. Lívia Körtvélyessy (Pavol
Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia) and Prof. Fiammetta
Namer (Université de Lorraine, France) have accepted our invitation
to give plenary talks at the DeriMo 2019 workshop in Prague.


* Deadline for paper submission: 24 May 2019
* Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2019
* Registration open: 1 July 2019
* Final papers due (camera-ready): 15 August 2019
* Early registration closed: 22 August 2019
* The workshop: 19-20 September 2019


We invite to submit long abstracts describing original, unpublished
research related to the topics of the workshop. Abstracts should not
exceed 5 pages (references included).

The language of the workshop is English. All abstracts must be
submitted in well-checked English.

Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format only. Submissions have to
be made via the EasyChair page of the workshop at
Please, first register at EasyChair if you do not have an EasyChair account.

The style guidelines to follow for the paper can be found here:

Please, note that as reviewing will be double-blind, the abstract
should not include the authors' names and affiliations or any
references to web-sites, project names etc. revealing the authors'
identity. Furthermore, any self-reference should be avoided. For
instance, instead of "We previously showed (Brown, 2001)...", use
citations such as "Brown previously showed (Brown, 2001)...".

Each submitted abstract will be reviewed by three members of the
programme committee.

The authors of the accepted abstracts will be required to submit the
full version of their paper, which may be extended up to 10 pages
(references included).


The oral presentations at the workshop will be 30 minutes long (25
minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion).


Magda Ševčíková (ÚFAL, Charles University, Prague)
Zdeněk Žabokrtský (ÚFAL, Charles University, Prague)
Eleonora Litta Modignani Picozzi (CIRCSE, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan)
Marco Passarotti (CIRCSE, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan)


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