Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0856. Wednesday, 26 October 1994.
From: Eric Dahlin <
Date: Tuesday, 25 Oct 94 11:03:57 PDT
Subject: ACH/ALLC '95
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ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTERS AND THE HUMANITIES
ASSOCIATION FOR LITERARY AND LINGUISTIC COMPUTING
1995 JOINT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ACH-ALLC 95
JULY 11-15, 1995
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
CALL FOR PAPERS
This conference--the major forum for literary, linguistic and humanities
computing--will highlight the development of new computing methodologies for
research and teaching in the humanities, the development of significant new
computer-based resources for humanities research, especially focusing on the
issues and problems of networked access to materials, and the developing
applications, evaluation, and use of traditional scientific and computing
techniques in humanities disciplines.
TOPICS: We welcome submissions on topics and applications focused on the
humanities disciplines, defined as broadly as possible: languages and
literature, history, philosophy, music, art, linguistics, anthropology and
archaeology, creative writing, and cultural studies. We are interested in
receiving technical proposals that focus on the cutting edge issues of the
application of scientific tools and approaches to humanities disciplines;
discipline-based proposals that focus on some of the more traditionally defined
applications of computing in humanities disciplines, including text encoding,
hypertext, text corpora, computational lexicography, statistical models, and
syntactic, semantic, stylistic and other forms of text analysis; broad library
and research-based proposals that focus on significant issues of text
documentation and information retrieval; and tools-focused proposals that offer
innovative and substantial applications and uses for humanities-based teaching
and research, throughout the academic and research worlds.
The deadline for submissions is 31 DECEMBER 1994.
REQUIREMENTS: Proposals should describe substantial and original work. Those
that concentrate on the development of new computing methodologies should make
clear how the methodologies are applied to research and/or teaching in the
humanities, and should include some critical assessment of the application of
those methodologies in the humanities. Those that concentrate on a particular
application in the humanities (e.g., a study of the style of an author) should
cite traditional as well as computer-based approaches to the problem and should
include some critical assessment of the computing methodologies used. All
proposals should include conclusions and references to important sources.
INDIVIDUAL PAPERS: Abstracts of 1500-2000 words should be submitted for
presentations of thirty minutes including questions.
SESSIONS: Proposals for sessions (90 minutes) are also invited. These should
take the form of either:
(a) Three papers. The session organizer should submit a 500-word statement
describing the session topic, include abstracts of 1000-1500 words for each
paper, and indicate that each author is willing to participate in the session;
(b) A panel of up to 6 speakers. The panel organizer should submit an abstract
of 1500 words describing the panel topic, how it will be organized, the names
of all the speakers, and an indication that each speaker is willing to
participate in the session.
POSTERS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
ACH-ALLC '95 will include poster presentations and software and project
demonstrations (either stand-alone or in conjunction with poster presentations)
to give researchers an opportunity to present late-breaking results,
significant work in progress, well-defined problems, or research that is best
communicated in conversational mode.
By definition, poster presentations are less formal and more interactive than a
standard talk. Poster presenters will have the opportunity to exchange ideas
one-on-one with attendees and to discuss their work in detail with those most
deeply interested in the same topic. Posters are actually several large pieces
of paper that present an overview of a topic or a problem. Poster presenters
are given space to display two or three posters, and may provide handouts with
examples or more detailed information.
Poster presenters must be present at their posters at a specific time during
the conference to describe their work and answer questions, but posters will
remain up throughout the conference. Specific times will also be assigned for
software or project demonstrations. Further information on poster
presentations is available from the Program Committee chair.
Posters proposals and software and project demonstrations will be accepted
until February 15, 1995 to provide an opportunity for submitting very current
work that need not be written up in a full paper. Poster or software/project
demonstration proposals should contain a 300 to 500 word abstract in the same
format described below for paper proposals. Proposals for software or project
demonstrations should indic ate the type of hardware that would be required if
the proposal is accepted.
Doctoral students are encouraged to consider poster submission as a viable
means for discussing ongoing dissertation research.
FORMAT OF SUBMISSIONS
Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. Please pay particular
attention to the format given below. Submissions which do not conform to this
format will be returned to the authors for reformatting, or may not be
considered if they arrive very close to the deadline.
All submissions should begin with the following information:
TITLE: title of paper
AUTHOR(S): names of authors
AFFILIATION: of author(s)
CONTACT ADDRESS: full postal address
E-MAIL: electronic mail address of main author (for contact),
followed by other authors (if any)
FAX NUMBER: of main author
PHONE NUMBER: of main author
(1) Electronic submissions
These should be plain ASCII text files, not files formatted by a wordprocessor,
and should not contain TAB characters or soft hyphens. Paragraphs should be
separated by blank lines. Headings and subheadings should be on separate lines
and be numbered. Notes, if needed at all, should take the form of endnotes
rather than footnotes. References, up to six, should be given at the end.
Choose a simple markup scheme for accents and other characters that cannot be
transmitted by electronic mail, and include an explanation of the markup scheme
after the title information and before the start of the text.
Electronic submissions should be sent to
Elaine Brennan <
with the subject line "<Author's surname> Submission for ACH-ALLC95".
(2) Paper submissions
Submissions should be typed or printed on one side of the paper
only, with ample margins. Six copies should be sent to
ACH-ALLC95 (Paper submission)
ATLIS Consulting Group
6011 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852
Presenters will have available an overhead projector, a Kodak slide projector,
a data projector which will display Macintosh, DOS/Windows, and video (but not
simultaneously), a computer which will run Macintosh OS programs or DOS/Windows
programs, and a VHS (NTSC) videocassette recorder. PAL format will be
available; if you anticipate needing PAL, please note this information in your
It will be possible to transfer programs and data from removable media (floppy
disks, SyQuest 44MB cartridges, and Bernoulli cartridges) to the presentation
computers. Requests for other presentation equipment will be considered by the
local organizer; requests for special equipment should be directed to the local
organizer no later than December 31, 1994.
Proposals for papers and sessions December 31, 1994
Proposals for poster presentations February 15, 1995
Notification of acceptance March 15, 1995
A selection of papers presented at the conference will be published in the
series Research in Humanities Computing edited by Susan Hockey and Nancy Ide
and published by Oxford University Press.
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Proposals will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers who will make
recommendations to the Program Committee comprised of:
Chair: Elaine Brennan, ATLIS Consulting Group (ACH)
Marilyn Deegan, Oxford University (ALLC)
Gordon Dixon, Manchester Metropolitan University (ALLC)
Marianne Gaunt, Rutgers University (ACH)
Susan Hockey, Rutgers and Princeton Universities (ALLC)
Nancy Ide, Vassar College (ACH)
Espen Ore, University of Bergen (ALLC)
Willard McCarty, University of Toronto (ACH)
Local Organizer: Eric Dahlin, University of California, Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara, one of the nine campuses of the University of California, has
an enrollment of some 18000 graduate and undergraduate students and is situated
on a scenic 500 acre seashore campus 10 miles north of the city of Santa
Santa Barbara, a Southern California coastal community of 80,000 population,
lies about 100 miles north of Los Angeles on Highway 101, the principal coast
highway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. A popular tourist center, it
offers the visitor a wide range of accommodations and a great variety of
recreational and cultural attractions. It is readily accessible by road, and is
served by the major airlines.
Economically priced accommodation for those attending the conference will also
be available on the campus itself.
It is expected at this time that the fee for early registration for the
conference will be in the $125 to $150 range, with an additional fee for late
Detailed information about the conference will be made available in January or
February of 1995.
For further information please communicate with:
Local Organizer, ACH/ALLC '95
Office of the Provost
College of Letters and Science
University of California
Santa Barbara, California 93106
Information about the conference will be circulated on the e-list:
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subscribe reach "your name"
with your own name, not your e-mail address, in place of "your name," without
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