Deadline for the paper submission: Monday 2 February 2015, 08:00 GMT.
Last revisions/resubmissions: Tuesday 3 February 2015, 08:00 GMT.
Notification of acceptance: 1 March, 2015
Workshop date: 9 April, 2015
Deadline final papers: 15 May, 2015
Biographical Data in a Digital World â€“ WorkshopAmsterdam, 9 April 2015
The digital age has changed the way academics work in every discipline. Computers allow for the processing of digital data much faster than humans can do, they are able to show patterns and statistical analyses and can detect links that otherwise would be hard to find. This workshop explores whether and how, in the field of digital humanities, biographical dataare special. Biographies are interesting for analysis with computer techniques, since individuals share a set of common characteristics that can be relatively easily identified by a machine, such as a birthdate, a partner, a profession, and a network. Tools and approaches from the digital humanities can be used for both quantitative analyses of such data and for providing leads for more qualitative research questions.
This workshop aims at bringing together researchers from both the humanities and the computer sciences to exchange experiences, methods and practices with respect to ICT mediated quantitative and qualitative analysis of biographical data. What can we do already with computational methods with the huge amount of digital biographical data that is available? What will we be able to do in the future? What will we not be able to do?
We invite papers with a maximum of 2.500 words, which will undergo a single blind peer review process. After acceptance papers can be extended to 6.000 words.
Topics which may be addressed include, but certainly are not limited to:
1) Mining biographies for structured information
2) Biographies and linked data
3) Using biographical information for quantitative analyses
4) The canonization of people and events in history
5) The use or uselessness of big data for biographical research
6) Visualizing biographical data
7) Biographical Dictionaries
8) Dealing with biographical data in heterogeneous datasets
9) Practices in digitizing and converting biographical data to a software interpretable format
10) Automatic biography generation
11) Biographies across countries and cultures
12) Standards, vocabularies and best practices for the encoding and processing of biographical data
Papers should be submitted through EasyChair.
Amsterdam, more information to follow.
Serge ter Braake, VU University Amsterdam
Antske Fokkens, VU University Amsterdam
Ronald Sluijter, Huygens ING Amsterdam
Thierry Declerck, DFKI GmbH and Saarland University
Eveline Wandl-Vogt, Ã–sterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
* Paul Arthur, Humanities and Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney
* Victor de Boer, Computer Science, Web & Media, VU University Amsterdam
* Marc Boone, History, Ghent University
* Matje van de Camp, Taalmonsters.nl
* GearÃ³id O CleircÃn, Dublin City University
* Marten DÃ¼ring, Digital Humanities Lab, Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur lâ€™Europe
* Bernhard Ebneth, Historische Kommission der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Neue Deutsche Biographie
* Marieke van Erp, Computational Linguistics, VU University Amsterdam
* Georgeta Bordea â€“ Insight, Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway
* Christine Gruber, Ã–sterreichische Biographisches Lexikon, Ã–sterreichisches Institut fÃ¼r Neuzeitforschung
* Pim Huijnen, History, Utrecht University
* Eero HyvÃ¶nen, Semantic Computing Research Group, Aalto University
* Dariusz Jemielniak, Kozminski University, Druid Multimedia Ltd.
* Hans-Ulrich Krieger, DFKI GmbH, Language Technology Lab
* Jonas Kuhn, Institut fÃ¼r Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung (IMS), UniversitÃ¤t Stuttgart
* Stella Markantonatou â€“ Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Greece
* Malte Rehbein, Digital Humanities, University of Passau
* Matthias Reinert â€“ Historische Kommission bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
* Anneke Ribberink, Co-founder European Journal of Life Writing
* Toma Tasovac, Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities
* Jo Tollebeek, History, University of Leuven
* Jane Winters, Digital History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
* Kalliopi Zervanou, Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University
* Joris van Zundert, Digital and Computational Humanities, Huygens ING, The Hague