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***3rd Workshop on Computational History (HistoInformatics 2016) - 11th
July, Krakow, Poland***

Held in conjunction with Digital Humanities 2016, 12-16 July, Krakow, Poland

The HistoInformatics workshop series brings together researchers in the
historical disciplines, computer science and associated disciplines as well
as the cultural heritage sector. Historians, like other humanists show keen
interests in computational approaches to the study and processing of
digitized sources (usually text, images, audio). In computer science,
experimental tools and methods stand the challenge to be validated
regarding their relevance for real-world questions and applications. The
HistoInformatics workshop series is designed to bring researchers in both
fields together, to discuss best practices as well as possible future
Traditionally, historical research is based on the hermeneutic
investigation of preserved records and artifacts to provide a reliable
account of the past and to discuss different hypotheses. Alongside this
hermeneutic approach historians have always been interested to translate
primary sources into data and used methods, often borrowed from the social
sciences, to analyze them. A new wealth of digitized historical documents
have however opened up completely new challenges for the computer-assisted
analysis of e.g. large text or image corpora. Historians can greatly
benefit from the advances of computer and information sciences which are
dedicated to the processing, organization and analysis of such data. New
computational techniques can be applied to help verify and validate
historical assumptions. We call this approach HistoInformatics, analogous
to Bioinformatics and ChemoInformatics which have respectively proposed new
research trends in biology and chemistry. The main topics of the workshop
are: (1) support for historical research and analysis in general through
the application of computer science theories or technologies, (2) analysis
and re-use of historical texts, (3) visualisations of historical data, (4)
provision of access to historical knowledge.
HistoInformatics workshops took place twice in the past. The first one ( was held in
conjunction with the 5th International Conference on Social Informatics in
Kyoto, Japan in 2013. The second workshop ( took place at the
same conference in the following year in Barcelona.

For our workshop at DH2016 we invite papers from a wide range of topics
which are of relevance for history, the cultural heritage sector and the
humanities in general. The workshop targets researchers who work on the
intersections of history and computer science. We invite papers on the
following and related topics:

•    Natural language processing and text analytics applied to historical
•    Analysis of longitudinal document collections
•    Search and retrieval in document archives and historical collections,
associative search
•    Causal relationship discovery based on historical resources
•    Named entity recognition and disambiguation in historical texts
•    Entity relationship extraction, detecting and resolving historical
references in text
•    Finding analogical entities over time
•    Analysis of language change over time
•    Modeling evolution of entities and relationships over time
•    Network Analysis
•    Automatic multimedia document dating
•    Simulating and recreating the past course of actions, social
relations, motivations, figurations
•    Handling uncertain and fragmentary text and image data
•    Mining Wikipedia for historical data
•    OCR and transcription old texts
•    Effective interfaces for searching, browsing or visualizing historical
data collections
•    Studies on collective memory
•    Studying and modeling forgetting and remembering processes
•    Estimating credibility of historical findings
•    Epistemologies in the Humanities and computer science

**Practical matters**

Submission deadline: 9th May 2016
Notification deadline: 31st May 2016
Camera ready copy deadline: 7th June 2016

Submissions need to be:

•    formatted according to Easychair paper formatting guidelines (
•    original and have not been submitted for publication elsewhere.
•    submitted in English in PDF format
•    at the workshop’s Easychair page:

Full paper submissions are limited to 10 pages, while short paper
submissions should be less than 5 pages. Submissions will be evaluated by
at least three different reviewers who come from Computer Science and
History backgrounds. The accepted papers will be published on CEUR Workshop
Proceedings (

Presenters and participants are expected to cover their travel and
accommodation costs.

For any inquiries, please contact the organising committee at
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**Organising committee**

•    Marten Düring (CVCE Luxembourg)
•    Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University)
•    Antal van den Bosch (Radboud University Nijmegen)
•    Johannes Preiser-Kappeller (Austrian Academy of Sciences)

**Programme committee**

•    Adam Kosto (Columbia University, USA)
•    Andrea Nanetti (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
•    Catherine Jones (Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe
(CVCE), Luxemburg)
•    Ching-man Au Yeung (Huawei Noah's Ark Lab, Hong Kong)
•    Christian Gudehus (University of Bochum, Germany)
•    Daan Odijk (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
•    Frederick Clavert (Paris Sorbonne University, France)
•    Günter Mühlberger (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
•    Lars Wieneke (Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe (CVCE),
•    Marc Spaniol (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany)
•    Mike Kestemont (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
•    Nattiya Kanhabua (Aalborg University, Denmark)
•    Nina Tahmasebi (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
•    Pim Huijnen (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
•    Robert Allen (Yonsei University, South Korea)
•    Roger Evans (University of Brighton, United Kingdom)
•    Tom Kenter (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

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