CfP: Digital editions: representation, interoperability, text analysis and infrastructures

24 Mar 2016 (All day)

Fifth AIUCD Annual Conference

7-9 settembre
2016 Aula Magna S. Trentin, Ca’ Dolfin, Dorsoduro 3825/e - 30123 Venezia

The AIUCD 2016 conference is devoted to the representation and study of the text under different points of view (resources, analysis, infrastructures), in order to bring together philologists, historians, digital humanists, computational linguists, logicians, computer scientists and software engineers and discuss about the text. We solicit your contributions (talks and posters) on these topics:

Representation and Interoperability

  •  Which digital representation models prove most effective for overcoming the dichotomy between diplomatic and critical editions?
  •  How to integrate multimedia products (such as 2D images, 3D models, audio, video) in the digital edition?
  •  How to apply the methods of digital philology to multimedia products (such as film quotations, restored versions, musical variations, etc.)?
  •  How to build a constructive dialogue between traditional philologists and digital philologists?

Text Analysis and Digital Objects Processing

  • Which extensions are needed, in order to apply the methods of computational linguistics to the study of variants?
  •  How to create linguistic and textual analysis chains starting from texts that present variants?
  •  How can computational linguistic tools be used to bring out regions of interest in large amounts of text on which to focus the attention?
  •  What is the state of art for the analysis of digital objects?
  •  How to assess the quality of analyses produce by means of the crowdsourcing method?

Infrastructures

  • What can research infrastructures offer for the management of digital editions?
  • How to conduct a study of requirements for infrastructures so that they are increasingly accessible to both digital humanists and traditional philologists?
  • How can Digital humanities scholars be put in contact with the community of traditional scholars?

Communities and Collaboration

  • Which benefits do the interaction and the involvement of teachers, high school and university students in digital editions projects bring to research activities?
  •  How can digital libraries collaborate to create, access, share and reuse digital resources?
  •  How may teachers and students get interested in the dissemination of research results?
  •  How do digital libraries contribute to the dissemination of research results?
  •  How to prepare a shared syllabus, in order to train digital humanists to become aware of aware of the problems and potentialities of digital editions?
  •  Which are the best practices to enroll a broader audience in the use of digital editions?

Abstract submission

The call for papers welcome three types of contributions: (1) full paper, mainly to discuss innovative methodologies; (2) short paper, mainly to present accomplished research outputs; (3) poster, mainly to present early and innovative work in progress.

The contributions (talks and posters), to be proposed in the form of an abstract of 1000 words maximum, in PDF format, must be loaded through the EasyChair Web site at this URL: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiucd2016. Abstracts will be accepted in Italian or in English.

The deadline for submission of abstracts to the Programme Committee is scheduled for midnight on May 31, 2016. Information on the acceptance will be communicated to the authors by June 30, 2016.

Further information will be progressively published on the conference site: http://www.aiucd2016.unive.it/.