Appel: Workshop on Histoinformatics (Histoinformatics 2013)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Sep 25 16:07:07 UTC 2013

Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:42:17 +0200
From: Gaël Dias <gael.dias at>
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----Apologies for cross-posting---

-----1st Workshop on Histoinformatics (Histoinformatics 2013)----

Held in conjunction with 5th International Conference on Social 
Informatics (SocInfo 2013), 25 November 2013, Kyoto, Japan


--------------Paper submission deadline October 6, 2013-------------
--------------The length of short papers extended to 10 pages!------

The 1st International Workshop on Histoinformatics aims at fostering the
interaction between Computer Science and Historical Science towards
"Computational History". This interdisciplinary initiative is a response
to the growing popularity of Digital Humanities and an increased
tendency to apply computer techniques for supporting and facilitating
research in Humanities. Nowadays, due to the increasing activities in
digitizing and opening historical sources, the Science of History can
greatly benefit from the advances of Computer and Information sciences
which consist of processing, organizing and making sense of data and
information. As such, new Computer Science techniques can be applied to
verify and validate historical assumptions based on text reasoning,
image interpretation or memory understanding. Our objective is to
provide for the two different research communities a place to meet and
exchange ideas and to facilitate discussion. We hope the workshop will
result in a survey of current problems and potential solutions, with
particular focus on exploring opportunities for collaboration and
interaction of researchers working on various subareas within Computer
Science and History Sciences. The main topics of the workshop are that
of supporting historical research and analysis through the application
of Computer Science theories or technologies, analyzing and making use
of historical texts, recreating past course of actions, analyzing
collective memories, visualizing historical data, providing efficient
access to large wealth of accumulated historical knowledge and so on.
The detailed topics of expected paper submissions are (but not limited

- Processing and text mining of historical documents
- Analysis of longitudinal document collections
- Search models in document archives and historical collections,
  associative search
- Causal relationship discovery based on historical resources
- Entity relationship extraction, detecting and resolving historical
  references in text
- Computational linguistics for old texts
- Digitizing and archiving
- Modeling evolution of entities and relationships over time
- Automatic multimedia document dating
- Applications of artificial intelligence techniques to history
- Simulating and recreating the past course of actions, social 
  relations, motivations, figurations
- Analysis of language change over time
- Handling uncertain and fragmentary text and image data
- Finding analogical entities
- Entity linking in historical collections
- Named entity detection in historical texts
- Automatic biography generation
- Mining Wikipedia for historical data
- OCR and transcription of old texts
- Effective interfaces for searching, browsing or visualizing historical
  data collections
- Collective memory analysis
- Studying and modeling forgetting and remembering processes
- Vulgarization of History through new media
- Probing the limits of Histoinformatics
- Epistemologies in the Humanities and Computer Science

Full paper submissions are limited to 14 pages, while short paper
submissions should be less than 10 pages (extended). Submissions should
be sent in English in PDF via the submission website (see the website
for link). They should be formatted according to Springer LNCS paper
formatting guidelines. They must be original and have not been submitted
for publication elsewhere. Submissions will be evaluated by at least
three different reviewers from both computer and history science areas.
The accepted papers will be published by Springer as post proceedings
volume (to appear after the workshop).

---Important dates---

- Paper submission deadline: October 6, 2013
- Notification of acceptance: October 25, 2013
- Camera ready copy deadline: November 5, 2013
- Workshop date: Nov 25, 2013

---Invited Talk---

Speaker: Prof. Antal van Den Bosch (Radboud University Nijmegen, The 

---Organizing Committee---

- Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University, Japan)
- Gael Dias (Normandie University, France)
- Agostini-Ouafi Viviana (Normandie University, France)
- Christian Gudehus (University of Flensburg, Germany)
- Gunter Muhlberger (University of Innsbruck, Austria)

---Scientific Committee---

- Robert Allen (Drexel University, USA)
- Antal van Den Bosch (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
- Lindsey Dodd (University of Huddersfield, UK)
- Antoine Doucet (Normandie University, France)
- Alexis Drogoul (Institute of Research for Development, France)
- Marten During (Centre virtuel de la connaissance sur l'Europe (CVCE),
- Frederick Gibbs (University of New Mexico, USA)
- Pedro Rangel Henriques (Minho University, Portugal))
- Nattiya Kanhabua (LS3 Research Center, Germany)
- Tom Kenter (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Mike Kestemont (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
- Alexander Korb (University of Leicester, UK)
- Andrea Nanetti (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
- Daan Odijk (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Denis	Peschanski (Pantheon-Sorbonne University, France)
- Malte Rehbein (University of Passau, Germany)
- Marc Spaniol (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany)
- Shigeo Sugimoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
- Nina Tahmasebi (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
- William Turkel (University of Western Ontario, Canada)

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