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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.

Workshop Themes:
-- 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 
catalogues.
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 
Technical University).

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.

Program Committee:
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, 
Urbana-Champaign, USA
Kiril Ribarov, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Organizing Committee:
Dr. Ivan V. Abramov, Professor and Rector, Izhevsk State Technical 
University (Chairman)
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
Kafedra "Lingvistika"

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.


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APPLICATION FORM
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)

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