The deadline for applications is March 16, 2012.
Decisions for acceptance will be sent out by March 30, 2012.
The symposium will take place at Northwestern University near Chicago, IL on the shores of Lake Michigan on June 19, 2012.
From the webpage:
We are pleased to announce the third Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2012 on Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks. The aim of the symposium is to foster cross-disciplinary research on complex systems within or with the help of arts and humanities.
The symposium will highlight arts and humanities as an interesting source of data, where the combined experience of arts, humanities research, and natural science makes a huge difference in overcoming the limitations of artificially segregated communities of practice.
Furthermore, the symposium will focus on striking examples, where artists and humanities researchers make an impact within the natural sciences. By bringing together network scientists and specialists from the arts and humanities we strive for a better understanding of networks and their visualizations in general.
The overall mission is to bring together pioneer work, leveraging previously unused potential by developing the right questions, methods, and tools, as well as dealing with problems of information accuracy and incompleteness. Running parallel to the NetSci2012 conference, the symposium will also provide a unique opportunity to mingle with leading researchers and practitioners of complex network science, potentially sparking fruitful collaborations.
In addition to keynotes and interdisciplinary discussion, we are looking for a number of contributed talks. Selected papers will be published in print in a Special Section of Leonardo Journal (MIT Press), as well as online in Leonardo Transactions.
This sounds seriously cool!
You do realize the graphs and networks of the “hard” sciences are impoverished when compared to the networks encountered on a daily basis by humanists? In the humanities, some of the nodes and edges can only be deduced from their impact on other nodes and edges. And are themselves subject to being influenced by other unseen and perhaps unknowable nodes and edges.
Still, it can be instructive to simplify a graph from the humanities for representation by hard science techniques. At least we can gain some sense of what has to be thrown away from the humanities side.