CFP: ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage: Special Issue on Digital Infrastructures for Cultural Heritage


ACM Journal on
Computing and Cultural Heritage

Special Issue on Digital Infrastructures for Cultural Heritage
Deadline 1st April 2016

The digital component is now pervasive in Cultural Heritage research and practice. From the pioneering and sporadic applications of the last quarter of the 20th century, it has grown to become an essential for any CH investigation or management project. This development has led to the creation of a new interdisciplinary domain, the so-called Digital Heritage sector, and the need to support, structure, and manage the use of facilities, resources, services and applications no less than in other research domains, producing long-lasting infrastructures.

Such infrastructures may address specific aspects of digital heritage, such as visualization or documentation, or cover the full range of heritage-related activities, from investigation to conservation, management, education and communication. It is not by accident that recent large interventions such as the on-going “Pompeii Grand Project” start from a knowledge management plan and the digital data acquisition of all the archaeological remains.

Originally, digital heritage technology often comprised an exercise in the application of computer techniques originally conceived for other goals; the specific needs of such use has now dictated new requirements and has led to the development of new tools and methods tailored for heritage applications. The shift towards an application profile for heritage-oriented computer-based methods has implications for research infrastructures as much as for individual applications, and this is the scope of this special issue. Our goal is to collect papers dealing with innovative research on the many facets of digital heritage infrastructures, such as:

  • Knowledge organization and semantic processing in Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries
  • Data management, search and mining
  • Natural language processing
  • Multimedia systems and applications for Cultural Heritage
  • Big Data in Cultural Heritage applications
  • Visual data acquisition, storage and display
  • Visualization, both research- and communication-oriented
  • Immersive environments, virtual and augmented reality
  • User studies, such as museum and sites applications, human interfaces, interaction and usability
  • e-Learning: Tools for Education, Documentation and Training in Cultural Heritage
As the intended audience includes both heritage researchers and professionals, and computer and information scientists, to be accepted papers will not only need to present innovative computer science content but also refer to a clear Cultural Heritage context where they have been, or are going to be, tested and evaluated. They should address a comprehensive framework – the infrastructure – rather than an individual application, unless the latter is the backbone of an infrastructure.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage. Please follow the format instructions for the journal. When submitting, please select “Digital Infrastructure for Cultural Heritage” as the manuscript type in the journal submission system.

Important Dates (planned)

  • Submission Deadline: April 1st, 2016
  • Author notification: July 1st, 2016
  • Revised Papers expected: Sept. 1st, 2016
  • Final acceptance notification: November 2016
  • Publication: Issue 1, 2017

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CFP: User Interface Design in the 21st Century

** User Interface Design in the 21st Century ***
User Interface Design in the 21st Century Call for Papers for Computer – IEEECS

Full paper submission deadline: 1 January 2016
Publication date: July 2016

Computer plans a July 2016 issue on user-interface (UI) design.

UI design poses a significant challenge in many emerging technology areas, including wearable computers, machine intelligence, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Contemporary UI design techniques and methods were developed primarily in the era of the PC, the Web, and the mobile device. Now, though, UIs are designed for use in increasingly challenging contexts such as embedded computers and social media. The guest editor hopes this special issue will attract radical UI-design contributions that address 21st century challenges.

The issue will focus primarily on methods and approaches, but case studies are also acceptable if their findings can be applied in a range of contexts. Articles can address any emerging UI category, but those with a significant existing or potential user base are preferred. Appropriate topics include but are not limited to UIs dealing with emerging frontiers of computing such as:

• Big data
• Machine intelligence
• Vehicles
• Embedded systems
• IoT
• Augmented and mixed reality
• Surface computing
• Wearable computing
• Pervasive computing
• Ubiquitous computing
• Mobile computing
• Human-robot interaction
• Security and privacy
• Persuasive computing
• Service computing

Only submissions that describe previously unpublished, original, state-of-the-art research and that are not currently under review by a conference or a journal will be considered.

Articles should be understandable by a broad audience of computer-science and -engineering professionals, avoiding a focus on theory, mathematics, jargon, and abstract concepts.

There is a hard 6,000-word limit (figures and tables are worth 300 words each) for final manuscripts. Computer cannot accept or process papers over the word limit, so authors should be aware of this upon submission.

All manuscripts are subject to peer review on both technical merit and relevance to Computer’s readership. Accepted papers will be professionally edited for content and style.

Authors of accepted papers are encouraged to submit multimedia, such as a 2–4 minute podcast, videos, or an audio or audio/video interview of the authors by an expert in the field, which the Computer staff can help facilitate, record, and edit.

Questions? Please direct any correspondence before submission to the guest editor:

• Antti Oulasvirta, Aalto University, Finland (

• Gregory Abowd, Georgia Tech (

Articles are due by January 1, 2016. Please email the guest editor a brief description of the article you plan to submit by December 15, 2015. For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript electronically, visit…
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Call for Papers: HASTAC 2016 Conference

Call for Papers due November 1, 2015

HASTAC’s 2016 conference seeks proposals for papers and presentations that emphasize work in digital, environmental, and medical domains, as well as pathbreaking work that expands the possibilities for new interdisciplinary configurations. Through this agenda, HASTAC 2016 will present research that impacts and intersects with the concerns of local communities, national conversations, or worldwide systems.

The program committee is currently accepting proposals for the following formats: Long papers (10 minutes), Short papers (5 minutes), Hands-on or interactive sessions(1 hour), Birds of a feather sessions (1 hour), and Custom Sessions.

All proposals are due November 1, 2015. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to EasyChair.

Learn more and submit your proposal now!

Open Position in Media Studies at NCSU

The Department of Communication at North Carolina State University invites applications for a Professor of Media Studies at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The Department seeks a scholar specializing in one or more of the following areas of theory and research: critical media theory; philosophy of communication; critical/cultural studies; technology, power, surveillance, and control; media technologies and human subjectivity; digital media and social movements. An internationally recognized record of scholarship in critical media theory, philosophy of communication, and the critical analysis of communication technologies is strongly preferred.

Candidates will be prepared to teach in the undergraduate Communication Media Concentration and to teach and mentor graduate students in the Department’s M.S. in Communication ( and its interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media ( By providing graduate students with contemporary knowledge in the areas of media theory, philosophy of communication, and critical analysis, this faculty member will help ensure that the Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM) remains among the top national programs for the interdisciplinary study of digital media. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field in the humanities or social sciences.

Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and university goals at NC State. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity in their teaching and research and a dedication to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

With more than 34,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research and globally recognized for its strength in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Department of Communication is one of the largest departments at NC State, with 600-700 undergraduate majors and nearly 100 M.S. and Ph.D. students. The CRDM program enjoys a growing national and international reputation as a destination for interdisciplinary digital media studies. Faculty and graduate students are actively engaged in research collaborations with colleagues in multiple departments across the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the University as a whole. Key interdisciplinary programs and groups include the Program in Science, Technology, and Society (, the Circuit Research Studio (, the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities (, and the PCOST project on Public Communication of Science and Technology ( Faculty and students have access to cutting-edge simulation studios, maker spaces, and gaming research facilities at the University’s award-winning James B. Hunt Library (

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, samples of relevant scholarly publications, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. To apply, go to In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference mailed directly to:

Dr. Stephen B. Wiley
Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication
Campus Box 8104
201 Winston Hall
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

For additional information regarding this position please contact the Search Committee Chair via email ( or phone (919-302-6418).

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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