IATS XIII

Ulaanbaatar

21-27 July 2013


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IT Panels:

IATS-IX (2000)
IATS-X (2003)
IATS-XI (2006)
IATS-XII (2010)
IATS-XIII (2013)
IATS-XIV (2016)

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Call for IT Papers

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МҮДС, Монголын Үндэсний дээд сургууль
Mongolian National University


Монгол улсын Шинжлэх Ухааны Академи
Mongolian Academy of Sciences

Tibetan Information Technology Panel:

(I) Technology for Tibetan Studies, and
(II) Digital Libraries, Archives, and Resources
 

CALL for PAPERS
 

Session I: Technology for Tibetan Studies

This panel covers a variety of related topics from technical development issues -- such as data encoding and Tibetan-specific needs in systems designs, to the results of research in Tibetan studies utilizing information technologies.

Papers suitable for inclusion in this panel fall within three broadly defined areas of Tibetan Information Technology:

1. Technical papers.

Research into key technical problems in Tibetan IT.
Stated simply, such a paper would be comprised of certain key elements:

a. A statement of the technical problem being addressed and its relationship to Tibetan language and Tibetan research

b. An overview of any previous attempts to address it or similar problems and an analysis of their (partial) successes or failures.

c. A clear, technical statement of the approach take by the person or team authoring the paper

d. A theoretical or experimental assessment validating the approach chosen. Obviously a methodologically sound assessment of an actual implementation of the solution to the problem would be nice, although we realize that such is not always possible in some cases (arguments about the Unicode encoding being a good example).

2. Application Papers

Research in Tibetan subjects enabled by technology.
 
Stated simply, such papers could be consider "soft" technical papers presenting research that focuses on the application of existing technologies within Tibetan language, Tibetan research and pedagogy. Such papers should present research that has not been previously published or presented in other forums. Such papers should also focus a non-insignificant amount of time on the enabling technology rather than the results of the application, since that is the purpose of this panel. Papers should avoid "trivial" instances of technology use, however, for example, the simple utilization of "black box" technologies.

3. "Workshop" Papers

Tutorials on problem solving within the field of Tibetan IT.
 
This category of submission would be more aptly described as presentation of general techniques for problem solving within Tibetan IT. Such topics could be: Unicode font design, data structure construction for bibliographic and archival databases, etc.




Submissions should include:

Author's name
Affiliation (if any)
Proposed Paper Title
Type of Paper (technical, application, workshop)
Brief Abstract (300-400 words)

Please send copies of paper proposals to both chairs:

Panel Chair, Paul G. Hackett
Panel Chair, Tashi Tsering
Note: Proposals submissions have been extended to September 14, and will be accepted for their relevance to the overall Panel goals. At the 12th Seminar, IATS members were allowed to present on only one panel. Thus, if you are also applying to another panel, we would appreciate your letting us know the panel name and contact information for the panel chair.
 
For general information, please refer to the IATS-XIII Conference website at:
The 13th Seminar: Ulaanbaatar 2013




Session II: Digital Libraries, Archives, and Resources

This panel session covers a variety of topics related to digital libraries, archives, and resources for Tibetan studies, and is intended as a venue for the presentation and discussion of online resources of use and interest to scholars of Tibetan and Buddhist studies.
 
While the other session of this panel, Tibetan Information Technology (I), focuses on technical issues central to digital resources and research in Tibetan studies, this session is intended to showcase the results of such research and related resources. Presentations in this panel are less about the technical details of such initiatives and more about the end-user experience and resources being made available in a digital environment.

Presentations suitable for inclusion in this session of the panel fall within three broadly defined areas of digital libraries, archives, and resources:

1. Digital Library and Archive Presentations

Presentation of currently functional online libraries and archives.
 
Such presentations would hopefully cover issues such as:

a. A statement of the nature and contents of the library or archive,

b. An overview of the research significance of the archive and its relationship to any other physical or digital resources,

c. The design and structure of the digital library/archive reflecting its intended use in accessing the content,

d. The state of its completeness and expectations of growth in content and direction,

e. Concerns or issues of interest that arose in the digitization or construction of the archive.

2. Digital Resource Presentations

Presentation of digital resources (other than libraries and archives) constructed to provide supplementary or stand-alone reference resources for library and archive collections, or to explore alternate forms of research enabled by technology.
 
Such presentations would hopefully cover issues such as:

a. A statement of the nature and contents of the resource,

b. An overview of the questions the resource is designed to address or the research it facilitates,

c. The design and structure of the online resource reflecting its intended use in accessing the content,

d. The relationship of the resource to any other traditional or digital projects,

e. The state of its completeness and expectations of growth in content and direction,

f. Concerns or issues of interest that arose in the digitization or construction of the resource.

3. Project Previews and Works-in-Progress

This category of submission enables presenters to make the scholarly community aware of research projects being undertaken at their early stages. Such presentations would be largely focused on project conceptualization and sample demos, and could include solicitation for participation and/or feedback on existing work-plans.




Submissions should include:

Author's name
Affiliation (if any)
Proposed Paper Title
Type of Paper (library/archive, resource, work-in-progress)
Brief Abstract (300-400 words)

Please send copies of paper proposals to all chairs:

Panel Chair, Paul G. Hackett
Panel Chair, Lauran R. Hartley
Panel Chair, Susan Meinheit
Note: Proposals submissions have been extended to September 14, and will be accepted for their relevance to the overall Panel goals. At the 12th Seminar, IATS members were allowed to present on only one panel. Thus, if you are also applying to another panel, we would appreciate your letting us know the panel name and contact information for the panel chair.
 
For general information, please refer to the IATS-XIII Conference website at:
The 13th Seminar: Ulaanbaatar 2013



last updated: 22 Aug 2012