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IEEE International Conference on Big DATA
30 Août 2015

Call for papers: 3rd Workshop on Big Humanities Data, held in conjunction with IEEE Big Data 2015

The 3rd IEEE Workshop on “Big Humanities Data” will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015, in conjunction with the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2015), which takes place between October 29 and November 1 2015 in Santa Clara, California, USA, and which provides a leading international forum for disseminating the latest research in the growing field of “big data”.

This workshop will address applications of “big data” in the humanities, arts, culture, and social science, the challenges and possibilities that such increased scale brings for scholarship in these areas.

The use of computational methods in the humanities is growing rapidly, with the increasing quantities of born-digital primary sources (such as archives of emails and social media) and the large-scale digitization programs applied to libraries and archives. This has resulted in a range of experiments with new methodologies and new applications. At the same time, humanities and culture research is itself challenged by interpretative issues raised by applying such data-driven methods for answering humanities research questions.

Moreover, the questions and concerns raised by the humanities themselves have consequences for the interpretation in general of “big data” and the uses to which it is put, and the challenges of producing quality – meaning, knowledge and value – from quantity. The workshop will thus also address complementary research that uses the humanities and its methods to provide a critical appraisal of “big data” in other areas, both inside and outside academia.

Research topics covered: Topics covered by the workshop include, but are not restricted to, the following:

    Text- and data-mining of historical and archival material.
    Social media analysis, including sentiment analysis
    New research objects for humanities analysis such as digital music, film
    Cultural analytics
    Social analytics
    Crowdsourcing and big data
    Cyber-infrastructures for the humanities (for instance, cloud computing)
    NoSQL databases and their applications in the humanities
    Big data and the construction of memory and identity
    Big data and archival practice
    Corpora and collections of big data
    Linked Data and Big Data
    Constructing big data for research in the humanities

Paper Submission:

    Full-length papers are accepted through the online submission system. Full papers can be up to 9 pages in length, and should be submitted as a PDF formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines. LaTex Formatting Macros.
    We also encouraged submission of short papers (up to 4 pages) reporting work in progress.
    All papers accepted for the workshop will be included in the Workshop Proceedings to be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.

Important dates:

    Due date for full workshop papers submission: Aug. 30, 2015
    Notification of paper acceptance to authors: Sep. 20, 2015
    Camera-ready of accepted papers: Oct. 5, 2015
    Workshop: Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Program Chairs:

    Dr. Mark Hedges Department of Digital Humanities King’s College London, UK
    Dr. Tobias Blanke Department of Digital Humanities King’s College London, UK
    Prof. Richard Marciano College of Information Studies – “Maryland’s iSchool” University of Maryland, USA