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DHCS 2012 : Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities & Computer Science


When Nov 17, 2012 - Nov 19, 2012
Where Chicago, IL
Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2012
Notification Due Oct 1, 2012
Categories    digital humanities   data mining   computer science

Call For Papers

The Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) brings together researchers and scholars in the humanities and computer science to examine the current state of digital humanities as a field of intellectual inquiry and to identify and explore new directions and perspectives for future research.

We invite submissions on any research broadly related to Digital Humanities and Computer Science from scholars, researchers, librarians, technologists, and students. We particularly encourage proposals on visualization tools, theories, methodologies and workflows to make sense of Big Data.

This year’s DHCS is sponsored by The University of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University, and the Illinois Institute of Technology.


The conference will be held at The University of Chicago on its Hyde Park Campus.

The University of Chicago
Ida Noyes Hall
1212 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Colloquium Schedule

The formal DHCS colloquium program runs Sunday November 18 (all day) through Monday, November 19 (ending mid-afternoon), preceded by optional registration and informal meet-ups on the afternoon of Saturday November 17. The Colloquium consists of 1.5 hour paper panels and two-hour poster sessions, as well as keynote speeches. Generous time has been set aside for questions and follow-up discussions after each panel and in the schedule breaks. There are no plans for parallel sessions. For further details, please see the conference website.

Registration Fee

Attendance for DHCS 2012 is free. All conference participants, however, will be required to register in advance. Details to follow as the conference program is finalized.

Submission Format

We welcome submissions for:

- Paper presentations (15 and 30 minute presentations)
- Posters
- Software demonstrations
- Performances
- Pre-conference tutorials/workshops/seminars, and
- Pre-conference “birds of a feather” meetings

This year, we are using the EasyChair software to handle all submissions.

The instructions are simple:

1) Register yourself (you will add co-authors later)
2) Confirm the registration e-mail.
3) Make sure you go back to the main link and sign in.
4) Create a “New Submission”. Fill in all appropriate sections.
5) Don’t forget to Upload Paper at the end of the form.

Submissions will only be accepted at the EasyChair URL above. Should you run into problems, please contact Peter Leonard at

Important Dates

Deadline for Submissions: September 15
Notification of Acceptance: October 1
Full Program Announcement: October 22
Registration: October 7-November 15
Colloquium: Sunday, November 18 – Monday, November 19, 2012

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