Appel: 2nd Workshop on Computational History (HistoInformatics 2014)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Jul 1 19:33:06 UTC 2014

Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:21:25 +0200
From: Gaël Dias <gael.dias at>
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--2nd Workshop on Computational History (HistoInformatics 2014)--

                      Held in conjunction with the

   6th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2014)

                            Barcelona, Spain

--------------Paper submission deadline September 1, 2014--------------

The 2nd International Workshop on Computational History
(Histoinformatics 2014) aims at fostering the interaction between
Computer Science and Historical Science. 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 to):

- Natural language processing and text analytics applied to historical
- Analysis of longitudinal document collections
- Search and retrieval in document archives and historical collections,
  associative search
- Causal relationship discovery based on historical resources
- Named entity recognition and disabmiguation
- Entity relationship extraction, detecting and resolving historical
  references in text
- Finding analogical entities over time
- Computational linguistics for old texts
- Analysis of language change over time
- 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, social relations, motivations, 
- Handling uncertain and fragmentary text and image data
- Automatic biography generation
- Mining Wikipedia for historical data
- OCR and transcription old texts
- Effective interfaces for searching, browsing or visualizing historical
  data collections
- Studies on collective memory
- Studying and modeling forgetting and remembering processes
- Estimating credibility of historical findings
- Probing the limits of Histoinformatics
- Epistemologies in the Humanities and Computer Science

Full paper submissions are limited to 10 pages, while short paper
submissions should be less than 5 pages. Submissions should be sent in
English in PDF via the submission website. 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 who
come from Computer Science and History Science backgrounds. The accepted
papers will be published by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS). See website for more details.

---Important dates-- -

- Paper submission deadline: September 1, 2014 (23:59 Hawaii Standard
- Notification of acceptance: September 25, 2014
- Camera ready copy deadline: October 1, 2014 (23:59 Hawaii Standard
- Workshop date: Nov 10, 2014

---Organizing Committee---

- Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University, Japan)
- Gaël Dias (Normandie University, France)
- Marten Düring (Centre for European Studies, Luxemburg)
- Antal van Den Bosch (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

---Scientific Committee-- -

- Robert Allen (Yonsei University, South Korea)
- Frederick Clavert (Paris Sorbonne University, France)
- Antoine Doucet (Normandie University, France)
- Roger Evans (University of Brighton, United Kingdom)
- Christian Gudehus (University of Flensburg, Germany)
- Pedro Rangel Henriques (Minho University, Portugal)
- Pim Huijnen (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
- Nattiya Kanhabua (LS3 Research Center, Germany)
- Tom Kenter (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Mike Kestemont (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
- Günter Mühlberger (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
- Andrea Nanetti (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
- Daan Odijk (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Marc Spaniol (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany)
- Shigeo Sugimoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
- Nina Tahmasebi (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
- Lars Wieneke (Centre for European Studies, Luxemburg)

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