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Awarded Roberts Funding: Silvester Czanner

Silvester Czanner (WMG). Awarded £4700.

Organisation of Interface 2010: Humanities & Technology Conference.

A 2-day conference for new researchers (approx 80 participants), aimed to facilitate networking and collaboration between humanities and technologies in the UK.

Date: 15th - 16th July 2010
Venue: International Digital Lab, University of Warwick
Organisers: Professor Alan Chalmers, Dr Silvester Czanner, Alena Petrosova, Jassim Happa, Georgina Haslop

Silvester Czanner, WMG

On being awarded Roberts Funding and organising the event Dr. Silvester Czanner said:

"On 15th and 16th July the International Digital Laboratory at University of Warwick hosted the second International Symposium for Humanities and Technology called: Interface 2010.

InterFace: Humanities and Technologies is a non-profit effort to provide a forum through which researchers can learn about the latest developments in both Technology and the Humanities in order to create groundbreaking new collaboration. A new generation of academics and practitioners working in such fields as Human-Computer Interaction, Digital Humanities and Web Science has arisen to tackle these issues. The pioneering nature of their agendas has resulted in work that could be better integrated into the mainstream of both sectors.

We received nice amount of extended abstracts and selected twenty four for oral presentations. More than 30 attendees could see presentations on following fields: Technologies: Agent Based Modelling, Computer Graphics & Visualization, Internet Technologies, Natural Language Processing, Online Collaboration, Pervasive Technologies, Sensor Networks, Semantic Web, Web Science. Humanities: Applied Sociodynamics & Social Network Analysis, Archaeological Reconstruction, Dynamic Logics, Electronic Corpora, History & Art History, Information Ethics, Linguistics, New Media, Spatial Cognition, Text Editing and Analysis, Teaching Methodologies.

The symposium highlights were no doubts, the keynote and invited talks given by experts from both fields. We had 8 invited speakers from Comenius University in Slovakia, University of Southampton, Coventry University, University of Warwick, Warwick Ventures, EPSRC and Autodesk Ltd.

Based on feedback from the organisers and conference attendees, we kindly hope that they enjoyed all the presentations and left the digital lab with new ideas which will help to improve the research and educational program in all areas of technologies and humanities."