It is our pleasure to announce that the Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC) Annual Conference and Joint Meetings 2013 will take place at Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University. The PNC Joint Meetings will start from December 9th to December 14th; the 3-day PNC Conference will start from December 10th to December 12th. All Joint Meetings will be open to the registered PNC participants.
The activity is hosted by Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University (CIAS), Information Processing Society of Japan-Special Interest Group of Computers and the Humanities (IPSJ SIG-CH), PNC, and co-hosted by National Institutes for Humanities (NIHU), Japan.
In today's society, in which problems of global resource circulation, personnel interchanges, environmental changes, and large-scale disasters have become increasingly diverse and complex, the knowledge we apply in solving these problems is also diverse and complex. To cultivate a wealthy society, environment, and culture by resolving these global issues, our fragmented knowledge needs to be reorganized in the context of contemporary human activities and dynamics within and among areas.
Simultaneously, research into knowledge processing, such as ontology, the Semantic Web and Linked Open Data (LOD) has become very active in information domains to organize human knowledge. The outcomes from the information domains, in turn, affect domains of the humanities and create new research paradigms such as historical informatics and area informatics. These trends further involve natural sciences dealing with pressing issues of the environment, health, and disasters, and push them to reconstruct new knowledge across academic domains.
In light of these trends, this yearˇ¦s conference will encourage participants to explore the following topics of interest and discover relationships between them. The proposed topics include:
- Humanities Computing and Digital Humanities:
- 1.1 Archeology
- 1.2 History
- 1.3 Philosophy
- 1.4 Linguistics
- 1.5 Area Studies
- 1.6 Disaster Management
- 1.7 Cultural Heritage
- Knowledge Information Processing
- Sensibility/Sensitivity (Kansei) Information Processing
- Digital Museums
- Digital Libraries
- Digital Archives
- Resource Sharing
- Semantic Web
- LOD (Linked Open Data)
- Records Preservation
- Conservation Science
- Protecting Cultural Properties
- Computer Aided Education
- Computer Literacy
- Data Mining
- Spatiotemporal Information Processing
- Remote Sensing
- Digital Documentation
- Information Retrieval
- Image Processing
- Voice Processing
- Color Processing
- Web Technology
- Intellectual Property and Copyright
- Social Computing
- Media Application
- Austronesian Dispersal
If any of your researches is related to the aforementioned topics of interest, you are encouraged to share your research and experiences with the conference participants.
Call for Sessions, Papers, and Posters
Please submit your information to PNC Secretariats from June 1st through PNC online submission system. The deadline for all submissions will be August 1st. We will notify all accepted submitters through e-mail by August 30th. All abstracts collected from the Submission of Session, Paper and Poster will be reviewed by the Program Review Committee, except the invited ones.
Online Submission Starts
June 1st, 2013
August 1st, 2013
August 30th, 2013
*For session submission: Participants who wish to submit a session proposal should propose at least 2 speakers. Each session is 90 minutes long. The session organizers may allocate speakers to sessions in need of speakers, or reallocate speakers to different sessions.
More information about the PNC 2013 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings will be updated soon.