Posted on behalf of Victor Baranov and the Program Committee:
RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCES
Izhevsk State Technical University
Department of Informatics
Department of Automated Systems of Control Information Processing
Department of Linguistics
The aforementioned sponsors announce an international workshop and
conference in Izhevsk, Russia, entitled "Modern Informational
Technologies and Written Heritage: From Ancient Manuscripts to
Electronic Texts" (13-17 July 2006), dedicated to investigating
modern means of storage, description, processing, analysis, and
publication of ancient and medieval written-language materials. The
conference organizers invite participation by anyone interested in
theoretical and practical problems associated with these issues,
including researchers, educators, librarians, archivists, software
developers, and graduate and undergraduate students. The working
languages of the workshop and conference are Russian and English.
-- Meta- and analytic descriptions of manuscripts and early printed books.
-- Full-text data bases.
-- Formats for the storage and transmission of textual data.
-- Digital editions.
-- Web modules for accessing collections and full-text data bases.
-- Local means for textual input, storage, and processing.
Proposed panel and round-table themes:
1. Textological, paleographic, and linguistic problems of
informational technology and computer modeling.
2. Library and archival electronic collections, descriptions, and catalogues.
3. Technologies for producing electronic full-text collections and libraries.
4. Formats for textual storage, detailed markup, and interchange.
5. Technologies and methods for identifying manuscript texts.
6. Technologies for access to and navigation within electronic libraries.
7. Web technologies for electronic publication.
8. Methods and tools for the educational, scientific, and popular use
of full-text electronic collections, libraries, descriptions, and
9. Copyright issues associated with the creation, publication, and
use of electronic textual resources.
Projects that will be demonstrated at the workshop include:
-- Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Consortium
-- Repertorium of Old Bulgarian Literature and Letters (Bulgaria,
Sofia, The Institute of Bulgarian Literature of the Bulgarian Academy
of Sciences, and USA, University of Pittsburgh)
-- Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS)
(Germany, Frankfort University),
-- Computer Processing of Written Heritage Sources (ACT) (Czech
Republic, Prague, Charles University),
-- Manuscript (Russia, Izhevsk, Udmurt State University and Izhevsk
State Technical University),
-- Technological Decisions of Knowledge's Capitalization based on
Constructional Digital Editions (INC) (Russia, Izhevsk, Izhevsk State
The workshop will include lecture lectures and seminars on the
technologies, formats, and software products of projects listed
above, to be presented by the authors and developers, as well as
panel sessions and round-table discussions.
Victor A. Baranov, Izhevsk State Technical University, Izhevsk, Russia
Igor A. Barkov, Izhevsk State Technical University, Izhevsk, Russia
David J. Birnbaum, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
Jost Gippert, Frankfort University, Frankfort, Germany
Milena Dobreva, The Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of the
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Sergei G. Maslov, Izhevsk State Technical University, Izhevsk, Russia
Heinz Miklas, Vienna University, Vienna, Austria
Anisava Miltenova, The Institute of Bulgarian Literature of the
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Miranda Remnek, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Kiril Ribarov, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Dr. Ivan V. Abramov, Professor and Rector, Izhevsk State Technical
Dr. Victor A. Baranov, Chair of the Department of Linguistics,
Izhevsk State Technical University (Deputy Chairman)
Irina M. Nekipelova (Executive Secretary)
Address of Organizing Committee:
Rossiya, 426069, Izhevsk
ulitsa Studentcheskaya, 7
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Telephone: +7 (3412) 585351
Fax: +7 (3412) 503803
To participate in the conference, please submit the application form
(below) by email or fax no later than 15 May 2006 to the Organizing
Committee address (above). Please be sure to include an email or fax
address, which the Organizing Committee will use to send formal
invitations, supplementary questionnaires for foreign participants,
and bank account information for submitting registration fees. The
Program Committee reserves the right to reject proposals that are not
consistent with the focus of the conference.
The Organizing Committee anticipates publishing both a conference
program (with abstracts of all presentations) and conference
proceedings. Participants should send abstracts to the Organizing
Committee no later than 1 June.
Registration fees for participation in the conference - 500 rub.
Registration fees for participation in the workshop - 500 rub.
Arrival and registration: 12 July 2006. Workshop and conference
dates: 13-17 July 2006.
For Participation in the Modern Informational Technologies and
Written Heritage Workshop and Conference
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Technical equipment required:
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____ plenary report (no longer than 30 minutes)
____ sectional report (no longer than 20 minutes)
____ demonstration of software products
____ participation in workshop
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____ Yes (single hotel room) ____ Yes (double hotel room)
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format) using a 13-pt. Arial Unicode font, 1-1/2 line spacing, 2 cm.
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text should be marked with italics or bolding (avoid underlining and
the use of all caps for emphasis). Glosses, where needed, should be
given in inverted commas (single quotation marks, ' '). Bibliographic
citations should be given in line in squares brackets, as follows:
Use additional title words where needed to avoid ambiguity. Full
bibliographic information should be included in an unnumbered
alphabetized list at the end of the abstract, following the subtitle
"Literature." Footnotes should be reserved for explanatory comments
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