10.1272, Calls: Literary & linguistic computing, humanities

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Subject: 10.1272, Calls: Literary & linguistic computing, humanities

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Date:  Thu, 12 Aug 1999 20:03:07 +0200
From:  Elisabeth Burr <Elisabeth.Burr at unidui.uni-duisburg.de>
Subject:  ALLC/ACH 2000

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Date:  Thu, 12 Aug 1999 20:03:07 +0200
From:  Elisabeth Burr <Elisabeth.Burr at unidui.uni-duisburg.de>
Subject:  ALLC/ACH 2000





ALLC/ACH 2000 invites submissions of between 1000 and 1500 words on
any aspect of humanities computing, broadly defined as the point of
intersection between computing methodologies and problems in
humanities research and teaching, encompassing both traditional and
new, and discipline-specific and inter-disciplinary, approaches.

Appropriate discipline areas include, but are not limited to,
languages and literature, history, philosophy, music, art, film
studies, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, creative writing, and
cultural studies. We particularly encourage submissions from
non-text-based areas and from library science, both of which have been
under-represented in the past.

Other areas of interest include the creation and use of digital
resources (what has been characterised as 'extending the scale and
breadth of scholarly evidence') and the application to humanities data
of techniques developed in such fields as information science and the
physical sciences and engineering (including neural networks and image

We are interested in receiving technicalproposals that focus on new
computational tools and approaches to research in humanities
disciplines; proposalsthat focus on traditional applications of
computing in humanities disciplines, including (but not limited to)
text encoding, hypertext, text corpora, computational lexicography,
statistical models, and syntactic, semantic, stylistic and other forms
of text analysis; proposalswhich present and discuss applications of
computing methodologies and tools to audio and visual materials;
proposalsthat focus on significant issues of creation, representation,
discovery, delivery, management and preservation of digital and other
resources relevant to the humanities; proposalsthat present and
evaluate the use of computers in humanities teaching; proposalsdealing
with the role of humanities computing in undergraduate and graduate
teaching and institutional support for humanities computing.

PhD students are encouraged to submit proposals. Those describing
finished research may be submitted as papers. Ongoing dissertation
research may be submitted as poster proposals. See below for details.
Those interested in seeing the type of paper the committee is looking
for can consult the abstracts of papers at previous conferences:
University of Bergen, Norway - http://www.hd.uib.no/allc- ach96.html,
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada -
http://www.qucis.queensu.ca/achallc97/, Lajos Kossuth University,
Debrecen, Hungary - http://lingua.arts.klte.hu/allcach98/, University
of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA -

Students and young scholars should also read the note on bursaries
later in this document.

Papers may be given in English, French, and German, but to facilitate
the reviewing process we ask that proposals for papers in a language
other than English are submitted with an English translation.

The deadline for submissions of paper/session proposals is 15
The deadline for submissions of poster/demo proposals is 15


Proposals may be of four types: papers, posters, software
demonstrations, and sessions. The type of submission should be
specified in the header of the proposal.


Proposals for papers (1000-1500 words) should describe completed
research which has given rise to substantial results. Individual
papers will be allocated 30 minutes for presentation, including

Proposals should describe original work. Those that concentrate on the
development of new computing methodologies should make clear how the
methodologies are applied to research and/or teaching in the
humanities, and should include some critical assessment of the
application of those methodologies in the humanities. Those that
concentrate on a particular application in the humanities should cite
traditional as well as computer-based approaches to the problem and
should include some critical assessment of the computing methodologies
used. All proposals should include conclusions and references to
important sources.  Those describing the creation or use of digital
resources should follow these guidelines as far as possible.


Poster presentations and software and project demonstrations (either
stand-alone or in conjunction with poster presentations) are designed
to give researchers an opportunity to present late- breaking results,
significant work in progress, well-defined problems, or research that
is best communicated in conversational mode.

By definition, poster presentations are less formal and more
interactive than a standard talk. Poster presenters have the
opportunity to exchange ideas one-on-one with attendees and to discuss
their work in detail with those most deeply interested in the same
topic. Each presenter is provided with about 2 square metres of board
space to display their work. They may also provide handouts with
examples or more detailed information. Posters will remain on display
throughout the conference, but a block of time separate from paper
sessions will be assigned when presenters should be prepared to
explain their work and answer questions.  Specific times will also be
assigned for software or project demonstrations.

The format for proposals for posters and software demonstrations are
the same as those for regular papers.

Proposals for software or project demonstrations should indicate the
type of hardware that would be required if the proposal is accepted.


Sessions (90 minutes) take the form of either:

(a) Three papers. The session organizer should submit a 500-word
statement describing the session topic, include abstracts of 1000-
1500 words for each paper, and indicate that each author is willing to
participate in the session; or

(b) A panel of four to six speakers. The panel organizer should submit
an abstract of 1000-1500 words describing the panel topic, how it will
be organized, the names of all the speakers, and an indication that
each speaker is willing to participate in the session.

The deadline for session proposals is the same as for proposals for


All submissions must be sent electronically. Please pay particular
attention to the format given below. Submissions which do not conform
to this format will be returned to the authors for reformatting, or
may not be considered if they arrive very close to the deadline.

All submissions should begin with the following information:

TYPE OF PROPOSAL: paper, poster, session or software
TITLE: title of paper or session
KEYWORDS: three keywords (maximum) describing the main
contents of the
paper or session

If submitting a session proposal, give the following information for
each paper:

TITLE: title of paper
KEYWORDS: three keywords (maximum) describing the main
contents of the paper AUTHOR: name of first author
AFFILIATION: of first author
E-MAIL: of first author

If submitting a paper proposal, give the following information:

AUTHOR: name of first author
AFFILIATION: of first author
E-MAIL: of first author

AUTHOR: name of second author  (repeat these three headings as
AFFILIATION: of second author
E-MAIL: of second author

CONTACT ADDRESS: full postal address of first author or contact
person for session proposals
FAX NUMBER: of first author
PHONE NUMBER: of first author

Proposals should take the form of ASCII or ISO-8859/1 files. Where
necessary, a header should indicate the combinations of ASCII
characters used to represent characters outside the ASCII or ISO
8859/1 range. Notes, if needed, should take the form of endnotes
rather than footnotes.

Submissions should be entered into the online form on the web
page at:

or sent to:
    allcach2k at arts.gla.ac.uk   with the subject line
    "<Author's surname> Submission for ALLCACH2k".

Those who submit abstracts containing graphics and tables are asked to
fax a copy of the abstract in addition to the one sent
electronically. Faxes should be sent to: +44 141 330 4537. The cover
page should reproduce the header from the electronic submission.


Presenters will have available an overhead projector, a slide
projector, a data projector which will display Macintosh, DOS/Windows,
and video (but not simultaneously), an Internet connected computer
which will run Macintosh OS programs or DOS/Windows programs, and a
VHS (PAL) videocassette recorder.  NTSC format may be available; if
you anticipate needing NTSC, please note this information in your

Requests for other presentation equipment will be considered by the
local organizers; requests for special equipment should be directed to
the local organizers no later than January 31, 2000.


November 15, 1999: Submission of proposals for papers and
sessions, posters and software demonstrations.
February 15, 2000: Notification of acceptance.


A book of abstracts will be provided to all conference participants.
In addition, abstracts will be published on the conference web page
at: http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/allcach2k/ An announcement in regard to
publication of full papers will be made in due course.


Proposals will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers who will make
recommendations to the Program Committee comprising:

Paul Fortier, University of Manitoba (Chair) 	
Fortier at cc.umanitoba.ca
John Dawson  Cambridge University 		
JLD1 at cam.ac.uk
Laszlo Hunyadi, Lajos Kossuth University, Debrecen,
hunyadi at llab2.arts.klte.hu
Elisabeth Burr, University of Duisburg, 		
he229bu at unidui.uni-duisburg.de
Julia Flanders, Brown University, 			
julia_flanders at brown.edu
Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Virginia, 	
mgk3k at jefferson.village.virginia.edu
Willard McCarty, King'ss College, London, 		
willard.mccarty at kcl.ac.uk
Nancy Ide, Vassar College 				
ide at cs.vassar.edu


Jean Anderson, Univeristy of Glasgow, j.anderson at arts.gla.ac.uk
Fiona Tweedie, University of Glasgow, f.tweedie at stats.gla.ac.uk


As part of its commitment to promote the development and application
of appropriate computing in humanities scholarship, the Association
for Literary and Linguistic Computing will award up to five bursaries
of up to 500 GB pounds each to students and young scholars who have
papers accepted for presentation at the conference. Applicants must be
members of ALLC. The ALLC will make the awards after the Program
Committee have decided which proposals are to be accepted. Recipients
will be notified as soon as possible thereafter. A participant in a
multi-author paper is eligible for an award, but it must be clear that
s/he is contributing substantially to the paper.

Applications must be made to the conference organizer. The
deadline  for receipt of applications is the same as for submission of
papers, i.e. November 15, 1999. Full details of the bursary scheme,
and an on-line application form will be available from the conference
web page.

 LOCATION The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451, and is a
major visitor attraction in Glasgow, the 1999 City of Architecture. It
has over 14,000 students and more than 120 departments. Being
Glasgow's first University, it is well-placed to offer an insight into
Scotland's historical, educational and cultural heritage. The main
University campus is situated at Gilmorehill, overlooking the mainly
residential West End, located in a landscaped parkland setting (which
it shares with the City's Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery).

Accommodation will be offered in nearby student residences from
21 to 30 poinds, and in hotels at a range of prices. See the
Accommodation Office pages at
http://www.gla.ac.uk/Otherdepts/Accom/index.html for more

It is expected that the conference fee will be on the order of 150 GBP
for members. This will include the printed abstracts, morning and
afternoon refreshment breaks, and lunch.

There will be a varied programme of social events, including tours to
nearby lochs and mountains, a visit to a whisky distillery, tutored
whisky tasting, and a ceilidh with traditional Scottish music and

Detailed information on the conference, the university, and the city
will be on the conference web page:


Accommodation, travel and registration enquiries:
Conference and Vacation Office, University of Glasgow, 81 Great
George Street, Glasgow G12 8RR, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 141 330 5385, Fax: 0141 334 5465.
URL: http://www.gla.ac.uk/Otherdepts/Accom/
Email: conf at gla.ac.uk

Queries concerning the goals of the conference or the format or
content of papers should be addressed to:
Jean Anderson,
ALLC/ACH 2000,
University of Glasgow,
6 University Gardens,
Glasgow G12 8QH, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)141 330 4980
Email: allcach2k at arts.gla.ac.uk

Scottish links
University of Glasgow Visitors page:
Scotland Online: http://www.scotland.net/
Scottish Tourist Board: http://www.holiday.scotland.net/

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