I am writing on behalf of the Scientific Committee of the AIUCD 2019
Conference, to announce that the deadline for submitting abstracts has
been postponed to November 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM.
Il 18/09/18 15:42, Paolo Monella ha scritto:
> Dear all,
> AIUCD2019, the yearly conference of AIUCD (Associazione per
> l'Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale), will be held in Udine,
> Italy, from the 23th to the 25th January 2019. The hosting institution
> is the Dipartimento di Studi umanistici e del Patrimonio culturale
> (DIUM) of the Università degli Studi di Udine.
> Further information is available in the conference website
> An Italian version of the call for papers below is available in
> Feel free to circulate widely, and apologies for cross-posting.
> All best,
> Paolo Monella
> # Call for Papers
> The main topic of the AIUCD 2019 Conference is ‘Pedagogy, teaching, and
> research in the age of Digital Humanities’. The conference aims at
> reflecting on the new possibilities that the digital yields for
> pedagogy, teaching, and scholarly research: how will these transform
> teaching in the humanities? What contributions can humanistic cultural
> critique offer to the digital revolution? What is the connection with
> the digitization plan for Universities outlined by the Ministry? It also
> concerns the Digital Humanities as a new discipline, and this brings
> forward further considerations: how can the new professional figure of
> the digital humanist be developed? Which areas of knowledge define the
> Digital Humanities as a subject of study, research, and teaching? How
> can we recognise, classify, describe, and evaluate research efforts in
> the Digital Humanities?
> While open to other topics related to Digital Humanities, proposals for
> contributions are particularly encouraged on the following:
> General questions:
> * the epistemological positioning and area of knowledge of DH in
> relation to the systems of Academic Research Areas (Settori
> Scientifico-Disciplinari) and Recruiting in Italy;
> * the positioning of DH in the European and International academic systems;
> * the evaluation of research in DH beyond traditional publications;
> * dissemination, public history, and crowdsourcing within research
> * the role of inter(multi-trans-cross)-disciplinary DH research in
> European projects, enquiry, and teaching.
> Pedagogy and teaching questions:
> * teaching DH: which models, technologies, and methods?
> * teaching the humanities in secondary schools and universities with DH
> * teaching DH at the University: how is it taught today?
> * DH and media: production, dissemination, and analytical prospects
> * teaching history and DH;
> * DH and didactic strategies;
> * DH and hands-on teaching practices;
> * DH and primary source teaching;
> * Big Data methodologies and technologies in DH research and teaching.
> * Questions concerning research efforts:
> * statistical and quantitative research methods and their teaching
> * Data Science and the role of DH in the definition of new knowledge;
> * Information science and DH: meeting points and methodological
> * cultural and social impact of humanities research with computational
> * Semantic web technologies and linked open data in the humanities;
> * models and tools for knowledge representation in the humanities and
> the cultural heritage sector;
> * visualization methodologies and technologies and their significance
> for humanities and cultural heritage knowledge and information;
> * Natural Language Processing methodologies and applications for the
> * digitization methodologies and technologies for the production,
> preservation, and promotion of digital cultural heritage.
> # Deadlines
> The deadline for submitting proposals is the 25th October 2018 (h. 23.59
> Notifications of acceptance will be sent to the authors by 15th December
> The official languages of the Conference are Italian and English.
> However, it is possible to present in other languages if English slides
> are provided.
> # Proposal categories and submission
> Proposals must be sent in the form of an extended abstract (see below
> for details), using the ConfTool conference management system,
> accessible at: http://www.conftool.net/aiucd2019
> The Conference provides the following proposal categories:
> 1. long proposal (30 mins: 20 mins + 10 mins for for questions and
> answers): it should discuss innovative methodologies and their
> theoretical foundations, experiences of analysis and applications that
> are methodologically significant within a discipline; presentations
> devoted to presenting a specific tool or resource are acceptable only if
> they include a thorough critical discussion of the methods used and/or a
> theoretical evaluation of the results obtained;
> 2. short proposal (20 mins: 15 mins + 5 mins for questions and answers):
> it must present a mature research product or a research project;
> 3. panel (90 or 45 mins, including questions and answers): a series of
> presentations (maximum 6) should describe, from a theoretical and
> methodological point of view, a specific topic or a critical
> presentation of the grounding, methods and results of a big project;
> 4. poster: must primarily address the progress of an ongoing project or
> the technical details of a tool or of a digital resource;
> 5. workshop and tutorial: in the two days prior to the Conference, one
> or two workshops or tutorials on topics or tools of interest to the DH
> community will be accepted.
> Proposals will be evaluated through double-blind peer review by scholars
> in the Humanities, Computer Science and/or Digital Humanities. The
> proposal evaluation will be carried out based on the following criteria:
> * Relevance to the topic of the conference; consistency with the Digital
> Humanities and Digital Culture domains.
> * Originality, relevance, or innovative approach.
> * Methodological rigour, accurate description of the methodology; the
> research presented should be reproducible
> * Adequacy of the theoretical and conceptual approach to the reference
> * Consistency of arguments; clear definition of the objectives;
> coherence between objectives and results.
> * Critical analysis of the literature; a bibliography
> * Quality of any technical solutions proposed within the reference domain.
> * Good balance between the Humanities and Computer Science components of
> the research.
> * Structure of the text; quality of writing; ease of understanding;
> explanations of scientific language.
> At the end of the evaluation process, the Program Committee may decide
> to move an accepted proposal to a different category of presentation.
> To submit a proposal, please sign into ConfTool
> (http://www.conftool.net/aiucd2019). When submitting a proposal, authors
> must specify keywords from those suggested by the platform in order to
> facilitate the review process.
> # Proposal structure and formats
> Proposals must clearly present the goals of the contribution, provide a
> brief overview of current research in the field, specify and discuss the
> methodology adopted and, where appropriate, the results obtained or
> expected. The abstracts will be published in a book with an ISBN
> identifier. The most promising contributions will be selected for
> publication as full articles in the AIUCD Umanistica Digitale journal
> (https://umanisticadigitale.unibo.it). Proposals must also include a
> short bibliography. Figures or tables may be included. The length of the
> proposal varies depending on the type of proposal:
> * Long paper proposal should be 1500-1800 words in length (including
> footnotes but excluding the bibliography);
> * Short paper and poster proposals should be 800-1000 words in length
> (including footnotes but excluding the bibliography);
> * Panel proposals should be 800-1000 words in length plus 200-250 words
> for each single presentation, (including footnotes but excluding the
> * Workshop or tutorial proposals should be at least 1000 words and
> include: a title and a short description of the content and its
> relevance to the conference and the DH community in general, complete
> information of all tutors with a brief description of their research
> interests and previous experience, requests for technical support at the
> conference, and whether the workshop will have its own Call for
> When submitting the proposal, ConfTool also requires the provision of a
> short abstract (300 words). Proposals should be drafted according to the
> templates available at:
> * Word:
> * ODT:
> which also includes editorial specifications. Valid formats are DOCX,
> DOC, and ODT.
> The official languages of the AIUCD 2019 Conference are Italian and
> English, but it is possible to submit a proposal also in the following
> languages: French, German and Spanish. In these cases, it is mandatory
> to provide a short abstract in English in ConfTool.
> Posters should be written in Italian or English. Posters will also need
> to clearly present the objectives of the project, provide a brief
> overview of the state of the art and the methodologies adopted and,
> where appropriate, the results obtained or expected. They must also
> contain a short bibliography. The format is portrait A1 (841x594 mm).
> Posters will be displayed in a dedicated space at the Conference venue.
> Display panels will be provided. Please bring your poster already
> printed, as we are unable to provide a printing service. Personal laptop
> computers may be used in the poster exhibition area. If your
> presentation includes a laptop, please inform the organising committee
> on acceptance of your proposal. Specific poster slam sessions will be
> scheduled in the Conference programme to give authors the opportunity to
> briefly introduce (max 2 minutes) their poster.