[open-humanities] Fwd: Conf: High Throughput Humanities at ECCS2010 (programme and abstracts)

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Jul 20 18:21:56 UTC 2010

This looks very interesting. Anyone planning on going?

Maximilian: we're setting up a working group on open resources in the
digital humanities (open as in opendefinition.org). Any ideas for
people participating in the 'High Throughput Humanities' conference
that we should invite?

All the best,


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Dear Antiquisters,

We are happy to present programme and abstracts for:

High Throughput Humanities

A satellite meeting at the European Conference on Complex Systems 2010
organized by Maximilian Schich, Sune Lehmann, Riley Crane, and Gourab Ghoshal

Lisbon University Institute ISCTE in Lisbon, Portugal
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Website: http://hth.eccs2010.eu
Book of Abstracts: http://hth.eccs2010.eu/HTH2010-abstracts.pdf
Video introduction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4RLQ2KC-cU

The High Throughput Humanities satellite event at ECCS'10 establishes
a forum for high throughput approaches in the humanities and social
sciences, within the framework of complex systems science. The
symposium aims to go beyond massive data aquisition and to present
results beyond what can be manually achieved by a single person or a
small group. Bringing together scientists, researchers, and
practitioners from relevant fields, the event will stimulate and
facilitate discussion, spark collaboration, as well as connect
approaches, methods, and ideas.

The main goal of the event is to present novel results based on
analyses of Big Data (see NATURE special issue 2009), focusing on
emergent complex properties and dynamics, which allow for new
insights, applications, and services.

With the advent of the 21st century, increasing amounts of data from
the domain of qualitative humanities and social science research have
become available for quantitative analysis. Private enterprises
(Google Books and Earth, Youtube, Flickr, Twitter, Freebase, IMDb,
among others) as well as public and non-profit institutions
(Europeana, Wikipedia, DBPedia, Project Gutenberg, WordNet, Perseus,
etc) are in the process of collecting, digitizing, and structuring
vast amounts of information, and creating technologies, applications,
and services (Linked Open Data, Open Calais, Amazon's Mechanical Turk,
ReCaptcha, ManyEyes, etc), which are transforming the way we do

Utilizing a complex systems approach to harness these data, the
contributors of this event aim to make headway into the territory of
traditional humanities and social sciences, understanding history,
arts, literature, and society on a global-, meso- and granular level,
using computational methods to go beyond the limitations of the
traditional researcher.

In addition to a number of keynotes and invited speakers the programme
includes a number of TED style contributions in relation to High
Throughput Humanities. A podium style scientific discussion will
conclude the day.

9:00 - 9:15 – Introduction

9:15 - 10:00 – Alan Mislove:
Keynote: Leveraging online social networks for large-scale population

10:00 - 10:30 – coffee-break

10:30 - 11:00 – Juyong Park:
Invited talk: The Network of Contemporary Musicians.

11:00 - 11:30 – Sebastian Ahnert:
Invited talk: Mapping Flavour Space.

11:30 - 11:45 – Coco Krumme:
How Predictable: Mining Consumer Transaction Data to Explore Human
Economic Trajectories.

11:45 - 12:00 – Charles Loeffler:
Urban Migration Patterns from Residential Street Directories.

12:00 - 12:15 – Michael Szell, Renaud Lambiotte, and Stefan Thurner:
Multi-relational social dynamics in a large-scale online game society.

12:15 - 12:30 – Lorenzo Zolesio, Vincenzo De Leo, Alessandro Chessa,
Gianni Fenu, Michelangelo Puliga, and Luca Secchi:
Complex Network Analysis on a Cloud Computing Architecture.

12:30 - 14:00 – lunch, posters and demos

14:00 - 14:30 – Sang Hoon Lee:
Invited talk: Googling Social Interactions: Web Search Engine Based
Social Network Construction.

14:30 - 15:00 – Alexander Mehler:
Invited talk: TBD [Linguistic Networks in Large Datasets].

15:00 - 15:15 – Illes Farkas and Peter Pollner:
Dynamics of the English Wikipedia.

15:15 - 15:30 – Almila Akdag Salah, Cheng Gao, Krzysztof Suchecki and
Andrea Scharnhorst:
The Need to Categorize: A Comparative Look at Categorization in
Wikipedia and the Universal Decimal Classification System.

15:30 - 15:45 – Paul Scheding and Sebastian Cuy:
Image_grid. The Big Metadata of Arachne. Context, Communication and
Complexity of Big Data in Archaeology.

15:45 - 16:00 – Daniel Martin Katz and Michael Bommarito:
A Mathematical Approach to the Study of the United States Code.

16:00 - 16:30 – coffee-break

16:30 - 17:00 – Luis EC Rocha, Fredrik Liljeros, and Petter Holme:
Invited talk: Networks of Internet mediated prostitution.

17:00 - 17:30 – Lev Manovich:
Invited talk: TBD [Image Scatter Plots: Art, Mangas, Time, and Science].

17:30 - 17:45 – Bosiljka Tadic, Marija Mitrovic and Georgios Paltoglou:
Collective Emotional Behavior on Blogs: Data-Driven Modeling and
Theoretical Survey.

17:45 - 18:00 – Alexy Khrabrov and George Cybenko:
Mind Economy: Modeling Influence in Communication Networks with Social Capital.

18:00 - 18:15 – Ben Miller:
06.213: Attacks with Knives and Sharp Instruments // Quantitative
Coding and the Witness to Atrocity.

18:15 - 18:30 – Final discussion

Organizing Committee:
Maximilian Schich, CCNR Northeastern University, USA.
Sune Lehmann, IQSS Harvard, USA.
Riley Crane, MIT Media Lab, USA.
Gourab Ghoshal, CCNR Northeastern University / DFCI Harvard, USA.

Confirmed Programme Committee Members:
Albert-László Barabási, CCNR Northeastern University, USA.
Guido Caldarelli, INFM-CNR Rome, Italy.
Gregory Crane, Tufts University, USA.
Lars Kai Hansen, Technical University of Denmark.
Bernardo Huberman, HP Laboratories, USA.
Martin Kemp, Trinity College, Oxford, UK.
Roger Malina, Leonardo/ISAST, France.
Franco Moretti, Stanford University, USA.
Didier Sornette, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

High Throughput Humanities http://hth.eccs2010.eu
ECCS2010 http://www.eccs2010.eu

Attendees must register for ECCS'10 – European Conference on Complex
Systems at http://www.eccs2010.eu.

You can contact us via mail. If you would like to be added to the list
of interested people, please drop us a mail with the subject "Please
add me to the High Throughput Humanities list" at
hth.eccs2010.eu at gmail.com
Alternatively you can follow schichmax, suneman, or rileycrane on Twitter.

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation


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