CALL: The Second International Conference on Culture and Computing 2011

Tue, 2010-12-21 11:59 -- carol

Kyoto, Japan "Culture and Computing 2011" will be held October 20-22, 2011 at The Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University, Japan. Conference web site:

http://www.ai.soc.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp/culture2011/

International communities have a myriad of problems around topics such as: population demographic shifts, energy use and creation, the environment, and food supply. It is necessary to build a global consensus for resolving problems within these topic areas. Unfortunately, there are difficulties in communication among different cultures. Information and communication technologies are required in order to overcome such difficulties.

There are various research directions in the relations between culture and computing:

to archive cultural heritages via ICT (cf. digital archives),
to empower humanities researches via ICT (cf. digital humanities),
to create art and expressions via ICT (cf. media art),
to realize a culturally situated agent (cf. cultural agent),
to support multi-language, multi-cultural societies via ICT
(cf. intercultural collaboration), and to understand new cultures born in the Internet and Web (cf. net culture).

The International Conference on Culture and Computing (Culture & Computing) will be held in Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan, to provide an opportunity to share research issues and discuss the future of culture and computing. To understand the proceedings at the previous conference, please visit:

http://www.ai.soc.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp/culture2010/index.html

The second conference (Culture & Computing 2011) will be organized with an exhibition on the integration of state of the art cultural computing technologies and Japanese traditional culture, along with a number of co-located events.

Papers are solicited on any aspect on the intersection of culture and computing, but all papers are expected to be suitable for a multidisciplinary audience. We have a single session Main Track and a few parallel session Special Tracks. The Main Track will present a collection of scientific or engineering research results. Examples of suitable paper topics for the Main Track include:

•Archiving cultural heritages
•Information environments for humanity studies
•Art and design by information technologies
•Digital storytelling
•Intercultural communication and collaboration
•Culturally situated agents and simulations
•Game and culture
•Analysis of new culture in the Internet and Web
•Culture and brain science

The Special Tracks are collections of short papers, and are organized in coordination with the Main Track for the purpose of encouraging discussions in hot areas. We have Special Tracks for "Digital Humanities," "Asian Culture based Media Art" and "Computing and Music" at this conference.

Papers

Submitted papers must report original work that has not been previously published. A full paper with a limit of six (6) pages and a special trackpaper with a limit of two (2) pages, should be submitted by the paper submission deadline. Papers should follow the formatting instructions for publishing with IEEE Computer
Society's Conference Publishing Services.

Main Track papers (full papers) should be submitted electronically with an abstract (150 words) via EasyChair at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=culture2011. Submissions (PDF) must be written in English and must not exceed 6 pages in IEEE Standard template.

Special Track papers (short papers) should be submitted electronically with an abstract (150 words) via EasyChair at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=culture2011sp. Submissions (PDF) must be written in English and must not exceed 2 pages in IEEE Standard template.

All submitted papers will be reviewed by three distinguished researchers in the area of culture and computing. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society and be included in the IEEE Computer Society Digital Libraries (CSDL).

Important Dates

Main Track:
Deadline for titles and abstracts: April 20th, 2011
Deadline for papers for review: May 1st, 2011
Author notification: June 20th, 2011
Deadline for camera ready papers: July 20th, 2011

Special Track:
Deadline for titles and abstracts: May 20th, 2011
Deadline for papers for review: June 1st, 2011
Author notification: June 20th, 2011
Deadline for camera ready papers: July 20th, 2011

Organization

Conference Co-Chairs:
Kozaburo Hachimura (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
Toru Ishida (Kyoto University, Japan)
Naoko Tosa (Kyoto University, Japan)

Program Committee [Main Track]
Richard Beacham (King's College London, UK)
Philippe Codognet (CNRS & University of Tokyo, Japan)
Christiane D. Fellbaum (Princeton University, USA)
Sidney Fels (The University of British Columbia, Canada)
Kozaburo Hachimura (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
Michitaka Hirose (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Jieh Hsiang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Katsushi Ikeuchi (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Toru Ishida (Kyoto University, Japan)
Lewis Johnson (Alelo Inc. USA)
Yasuhiro Katagiri (Future University Hakodate, Japan)
Michihiko Minoh (Kyoto University, Japan)
Shigeru Miyagawa (MIT, USA)
Ryohei Nakatsu (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Yoshihiro Okada (Ryukoku University, Japan)
Ana Paiva (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal)
Zhigeng Pan (Zhejiang University, China)
Matthias Rauterberg (TU Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Tetsuo Sawaragi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Monique Slodzian (CRIM-INALCO, France)
Virach Sornlertlamvanich (NECTEC, Thailand)
Katsumi Tanaka (Kyoto University, Japan)
Naoko Tosa (Kyoto University, Japan)
Naomi Yamashita (NTT, Japan)
Takashi Yoshino (Wakayama University, Japan)
Hai Zhuge (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Program Committee [Special Track: Digital Humanities]
Richard Beacham (King's College London, UK)
Neil Fraistat (University of Maryland, USA)
Kozaburo Hachimura (Ritsumeikan University, Japan) Chair
Jieh Hsiang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Jane Hunter (University of Queensland, Australia)
Geoffrey Rockwell (University of Alberta, Canada)
Keiji Yano (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)

Program Committee [Special Track: Asian Culture based Media Art]
Tomoe Moriyama (Musem of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan)
Ryohei Nakatsu (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Jong-II Park (Hanyang University, Korea)
Naoko Tosa (Kyoto University, Japan) Chair

Program Committee [Special Track: Computing and Music]
Gerard Assayag (IRCAM, France)
Philippe Codognet (CNRS & University of Tokyo, Japan) Chair
Shlomo Dubnov (University of California at San Diego, USA)
Atau Tanaka (Newcastle University, UK)

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