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Call for Papers – Digital Humanities Congress 2018

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

The University of Sheffield’s Digital Humanities Institute is delighted to announce its Call for Papers for a three-day conference to be held in Sheffield, 6th – 8th September 2018. The Digital Humanities Congress is a conference held in Sheffield every two years. Its purpose is to promote the sharing of knowledge, ideas and techniques within the digital humanities.

Digital humanities is understood by Sheffield to mean the use of technology within arts, heritage and humanities research as both a method of inquiry and a means of dissemination. As such, proposals related to all disciplines within the arts, humanities and heritage domains are welcome. Proposals are welcome from academics, researchers, postgraduate students, professionals from within the cultural, heritage and information sectors, technologists and SMEs. Proposals are welcome from UK and international contributors. Contributors can propose individual papers, or sessions of three or more papers on a related theme.

Koraljka Golub from the Digital Humanities environment here at Linnaeus University encourage you to submit a paper and/or attend the congress. The deadline for submitting papers are on February 28th. For more information about the call see the congress website.

//Diana

Welcome to DISA-DH Winter seminar February 16th

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Welcome to the DISA-DH Winter Seminar. This is an opportunity for our researcher to present results/research-oriented parts that focuses on ongoing/completed research activities in the Digital Humanities field. As a participant you get to listen to the ongoing work and maybe even find potential collaborations.

  • When? Friday 16 Feb, 2018 at 8.30–15.30
  • Where? Lammhultsrummet in the F-building at the Linnaues University
  • Sign up by e-mailing Mikko Laitinen

Program

9.00–9.30 Morning coffee

9.30–9.45 Opening (Mikko Laitinen)

9.45–10.15 Koraljka GolubAutomatic indexing on DIVA

10.15–10.45 Pernilla SeversonThe politics of women: Digital archives in journalism history

10.45–11.15 Daniel Sundberg & Johan Nilsson Papa Revisited: A Corpus-Stylistic Perspective on Hemingway’s Authorship

11.15–11.45 Aris Alissandrakis Using Virtual & Augmented Reality in the Digital Humanities

11.45–12.00 Alexander Lakaw The effects of sentiment on agreement with collective nouns

12.00–13.00 Self-funded lunch

13.00–14.00 A guest lecture by Professor Pelle Snickars, Umeå University KBLab and DH environments in Sweden (preliminary title)

14.00–14.15 Coffee

14.15–15.30 Discussion and next steps

 

//Diana

Seminar in Statistics “Estimating deformation of polar ice”

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The department of statistics would like to invite you to the Seminar in Statistics that will be held at their department on December 12th. The presentation under title “Estimating deformation of polar ice” will be given by Professor Aila Särkkä from Chalmers University of Technology. Seminar starts at 14:00 in room K2084V. No sign-up is required.

 

Abstract:

Analysis of deep polar ice cores has become an important tool for deriving climate information from the past. Interpretation of ice core records requires an accurate dating of the ice. The recent dating relies on models where the key element is the simulation of the individual history of ice deformation for each specific core site. We present a two-stage method for the estimation of the deformation history in polar ice using the measured anisotropy of air inclusions from deep ice cores. First, we fit ellipsoids to the pattern of point-to-point distance vectors to estimate the direction of anisotropy. Then, we estimate the scale of anisotropy by identifying the back-transformation resulting in the most isotropic pattern. Finally, the method is applied to estimate the compression in polar ice air bubble patterns.

For more information please contact: Jolanta Pielaszkiewicz, jolanta.pielaszkiewicz@lnu.se

HiPEAC Computing Systems Week 2017

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Stuttgart (DE) hosted the HiPEAC Computing Systems Week from Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2017. Considering that in Stuttgart are located large automotive companies, such as Bosch, Daimler, and Porsche, and about 1500 SMEs, the focus of this event was on mobility. Mobility is of crucial interest for computing community in Europe. We had two representatives there from DISA Sabri Pllana, from Computer Science at Linnaeus University and Henrik Jansson, logistics from Södra.

According to Sandro D’Elia, Programme Officer in the Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry Unit of the EC DG CONNECT, in 2022 an average car will comprise electronic components worth € 6000. The trend towards cooperative and autonomic mobility poses many Big Data challenges that we need to address in the upcoming period. Therefore, five European projects (CHIPSET, Mobility4EU, SISSDEN, OPTIMUM, BalticSatApps) and a large Swedish company (Södra) met in Stuttgart to discuss about “Big Data in Mobility and Transport.” Presentations of participants highlighted various complementary aspects including, computer science methods and infrastructures for Big Data, visions for future of mobility in Europe, security aspects, and multi-modal vehicle routing optimization.

During discussion the participants discovered areas for future cooperation, and future dialogue between participants (such as, AIT and Södra) was planned. Sabri and Henrik are grateful to HiPEAC for providing an excellent meeting infrastructure and we are looking forward to here more about future cooperation.

National conference on Big Data and more

Monday, October 30th, 2017

We would like to recommend you to go to the SSF – Vinnova third joint conference on Software for Competitiveness: Big Data and Other Frontiers held on November 14th in Stockholm.

Key note speakers

  • Inger Danilda, Quadruple Learning AB,
  • Irene Ek, Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis,
  • Seif Haridi, KTH & RISE SICS

This is also a great opportunity to meet and hear all about SSF and Vinnova projects within the area.

For more information and registration see the conference website.

/Diana

 

Last chances for H2020-funding coming up

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

In order to be well prepared for the last chances for H2020-funding its good to get a hold of the official documents and prepublications as soon as possible. Official publication of work programmes for the last period of H2020 is getting closer and prepublications are staring to be published. The final documents will be available from October 27 from the Participant Portal, find calls here. The prepublication of the main  ICT part of the programme is now available.

Remember that minor changes can still be done.

More prepublications, for other parts of H2020, will follow during the coming weeks

Good luck!

The European Big Data Value Forum 2017

Friday, September 29th, 2017

The registration for The European Big Data Value Forum 2017 (EBDFV) is now open!

EBDVF 2017, jointly organised by the European Commission, the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and EDF (European Data Forum), will take place on the 21-23 November in Versailles and it will be a key European event for industry professionals, business developers, researchers, and policy makers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the European data economy and data-driven innovation in Europe.

Since it is a great opportunity for engaging and boosting your business around big data and data driven domains, we would like to invite to register for your participation here.

Registration to the European Big Data Value Forum is FREE.

It would be great if one or a few of the DISA-researchers would be able to participate – contact Diana Unander Nordle if you are interested

You can find further information on the event website: http://www.european-big-data-value-forum.eu/

//Diana

How can you benefit from patent information in your research?

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Research colleagues all around the world publish articles in scientific publications and you meet at conferences. We are of the understanding that you have a fairly good knowledge about your competition/colleagues, but how much do you know about the information that can be found in patent databases? A lot of interesting information can be found in open databases – a source of information that will enrich your research. At the seminar you will also get a glimpse into what help is available at, or in connection to, Linnaeus University.

At our assistance, we have two external experts from Awapatent. Magnus Ungsten, engineer in mechanical engineering and European Patent Attorney and Karl-Johan Grahn, doctor of philosophy in experimental physics.

This day has been designed primarily for employees at the faculty of technology but, of course, all employees are welcome.

Time: Monday, October 16, between 12 noon and 2 pm
Location: K1082, Växjö
We offer a simple lunch, free of charge – register no later than October 11 on gio@lnu.se

Changes might occur – for the most updated information click here

Second invited talk confirmed for our Big Data Conference on December 1st

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

We are proud to present our second invited speaker Dr. Håkan Grahn is a Professor of Computer Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. He received a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 1990 and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering in 1995, both from Lund University. His main interests are computer architecture, multicore systems, parallel computing, data analytics, and performance evaluation. He has published more than hundred papers on these subjects. During 2011-2013, he served as Research Dean at Blekinge Institute of Technology. Currently, he is heading a 6-year research effort on big data analytics, BigData@BTH.

 

/Diana