PNC Annual Conference and Joint Meetings 2013

Main Theme: New Paradigms on Humanities Computing – Linking Knowledge of Human Activities


December 9th ANGIS and ECAI Cultural Atlas Consortium Meeting

December 10th-11th PNC Conference

December 12th PNC Conference and NIHU Meeting

December 13th -14th IPSJ SIG-CH Meeting

Venue: Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University


It is our pleasure to announce that the Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC) Annual Conference and Joint Meetings 2013 will take place at Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University. The PNC Joint Meetings will start from December 9th to December 14th; the 3-day PNC Conference will start from December 10th to December 12th. All Joint Meetings will be open to the registered PNC participants.

The activity is hosted by Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University (CIAS), Information Processing Society of Japan-Special Interest Group of Computers and the Humanities (IPSJ SIG-CH), PNC, and co-hosted by National Institutes for Humanities (NIHU), Japan.

In today's society, problems of global resource circulation, personnel interchanges, environmental changes, and large-scale disasters have become increasingly diverse and complex, the knowledge we apply in solving these problems is also diverse and complex. To cultivate a wealthy society, environment, and culture by resolving these global issues, our fragmented knowledge needs to be reorganized in the context of contemporary human activities and dynamics within and among areas.

Simultaneously, research into knowledge processing, such as ontology, the Semantic Web and Linked Open Data (LOD) has become very active in information domains to organize human knowledge. The outcomes from the information domains, in turn, affect domains of the humanities and create new research paradigms such as historical informatics and area informatics. These trends further involve natural sciences dealing with pressing issues of the environment, health, and disasters, and push them to reconstruct new knowledge across academic domains.

In light of these trends, this year’s conference will encourage participants to explore the following topics of interest and discover relationships between them. The proposed topics include:

1. Humanities Computing and Digital Humanities

1.1 Archeology

1.2 History

1.3 Philosophy

1.4 Linguistics

1.5 Area Studies

1.6 Disaster Management

1.7 Cultural Heritage

2. Knowledge Information Processing

3. Sensibility/Sensitivity (Kansei) Information Processing

4. Digital Museums

5. Digital Libraries

6. Digital Archives

7. MLA

8. Resource Sharing

9. Semantic Web

10. LOD (Linked Open Data)

11. Ontology

12. Records Preservation

13. Conservation Science

14. Protecting Cultural Properties

15. Computer Aided Education

16. Computer Literacy

17. Data Mining

18. Spatiotemporal Information Processing

19. GIS

20. Remote Sensing

21. Digitization

22. Digital Documentation

23. Database

24. Metadata

25. Information Retrieval

26. Image Processing

27. Voice Processing

28. Color Processing

29. Visualization

30. Web Technology

31. Intellectual Property and Copyright

32. Security

33. Social Computing

34. Media Application

35. Austronesian Dispersal

36. Biodiversity


Call for Sessions, Papers, and Posters
Please submit your information to PNC Secretariats from June 1st through PNC online submission system. The deadline for all submissions will be September 2nd (has been extended). We will notify all accepted submitters through e-mail by Octobert 4th (has been extended).  All abstracts collected from the Submission of Session, Paper and Poster will be reviewed by the Program Review Committee, except the invited ones.


*Important Dates:



Online Submission Starts

June 1st, 2013


Submission Deadline

September 2nd, 2013 (has been extended)


Acceptance Notification

October 4th, 2013 (has been extended)


*For session submission: Participants who wish to submit a session proposal should propose at least 2 speakers. Each session is 90 minutes long. The session organizers may allocate speakers to sessions in need of speakers, or reallocate speakers to different sessions.



About PNC
Since 1993, the PNC has been committed to enhancing digital research and interaction among researchers, educators, and professionals around the Pacific Rim nations. The importance and contribution of the PNC has been widely recognized by the digital and information technology community.