HuCon 2012: Graduate Research in Humanities Computing,

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alberta Humanities Computing Graduate Student Association.
contact email: 
hucostudentgroup@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS / CALL FOR PROJECTS:
Current Research in Humanities Computing. The University of Alberta Humanities Computing Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for its annual conference:
"HuCon 2012: Current Graduate Research in Humanities Computing” to take place March 23, 2012 in Edmonton, AB.

The University of Alberta Humanities Computing Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for its annual conference:
"HuCon 2012: Current Graduate Research in Humanities Computing"
Date: Friday, March 23, 2012
Location: University of Alberta, Edmonton AB
Website: http://hucon.wordpress.com/
Keynote Speakers: Janelle Jenstad, University of Victoria; and Jonathan Schaeffer, University of Alberta.

The intersections of traditional humanities scholarship with computing and digital processes give rise to diverse avenues of research and exploration. Both digitized and born-digital artifacts result in new paradigms and sometimes challenging new ideas and perspectives. We seek contributions from graduate scholars who are exploring these intersections and utilizing digital processes to enhance their disciplines. The broad scope of this conference reflects the numerous categories that are included in Humanities Computing or Digital Humanities. Researchers utilizing online communities, artists exploring virtual worlds, and design teams creating new technologies can all contribute to dynamic scholarship and research.

This conference calls for papers that explore current graduate work in digital humanities, including use of digital processes to traditional humanities scholarship through to research on technology in culture, language, and literature.

We encourage papers from a variety of disciplines at the graduate student level. Proposals for individual 20-minute papers as well as hour-long panel proposals organized by topic will be considered. We are also accepting full panels, digital demonstrations, round panel sessions, and posters.

Topics may include, but are not restricted to:
• multimedia tools in academia
• humanities computing and the internet
• text analysis (XML, hypertext, TEI, etc.)
• cyberculture
• cyborg in culture and literature
• electronic texts
• knowledge management
• collaborative creation and crowd sourcing
• digitization of literature
• online art, virtual worlds, interactive soundscapes
• social media
• gaming
• technologies for accessibility
• open-source culture
• artificial intelligence
• digital storytelling
• Semantic Web
• GIS
• legal issues of digitization
• cloud computing

We are please to announce our two keynote speakers:

Janelle Jenstad
University of Victoria; Dept. of English
Map of Early Modern London
http://english.uvic.ca/faculty/janelle_jenstad.html
http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/

Jonathan Schaeffer
University of Alberta; Dept. of Computing Science
Applications of AI technology to High Performance Game-Playing http://webdocs.cs.ualberta.ca/~jonathan/index.html

Please submit an abstract of 200-400 words indicating your intent to present or participate in the conference along with contact information, including name, institutional affiliation, degree level, email and phone number, by Wednesday January 11th, 2012, to hucostudentgroup@gmail.com

The conference organizers will notify presenters of their acceptance as soon as possible following the January 11th, 2012 deadline for abstracts.

There are no registration fees for this conference.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or conference details, please contact the organizing committee at: hucostudentgroup@gmail.com

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