Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative


ECAI Workshop
Digital Humanities, Cultural Heritage
Opportunities of New Technology

October 27-29, 2018
In Conjunction with PNC 2018 & DigitalHERITAGE 2018
Fort Mason, San Francisco

See: PNC 2018    
See: DigitalHERITAGE 2018    

This year PNC and ECAI are co-located with the DigitalHERITAGE 2018, 3rd International Congress & Exhibition. The full Congress runs from October 26 to 30th. The theme of the Congress is: New Realities: Authenticity & Automation in the Digital Age.

PNC's main theme is "Human Rights in Cyberspace". ECAI's presentations will cover technology and infrastructure for Digital Humanities; new challenges for the cultural record, Buddhism and technology, as well as recent work on mapping and data visualization projects.

In addition to the ECAI workshop sessions, two of the PNC Keynote speakers Chris Hoofnagle and Deirdre Mulligan, both from the I School at UC Berkeley were recommended by ECAI. We hope you enjoy their presentations. Several PNC sessions are highlighted here do to contributions by ECAI affiliates and/or their probable interest to ECAI community.

October 27, Saturday

09:00 - 10:30 ECAI – New Technologies and Infrastructure
Moderator: Lewis Lancaster

  • Alex Amies, Google, "Artificial Intelligence and the Study of Buddhism"
  • Patrick Schmitz, University of California Berkeley, “Scaling Research Computing and Data Infrastructure for Humanities and other Emerging Domains”
  • Prof. Tyng-Ruey Chuang, Cheng-Jen Lee, and Chia-Hsun Wang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, "Retooling An Open Data Repository for A Research Data Repository"

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:20 Opening Ceremony

11:20 - 11:40 Keynote – Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive, "Future Internet: Knowledge Utopia or Digital Dystopia?"

11:40 - 12:15 Plenary - TBA

12:15 - 12:30 Group Photo

12:15 Saturday – Sunday, 6:00 Exposition of leading technologies and research in digital heritage, plus DH and PNC Conference poster displays of research

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:10 Keynote – Prof. Lin-Shan Lee, National Taiwan University, "Towards a Spoken Version of Google: Making the Global Knowledge Accessible by Voice"

2:10 - 2:50 Keynote – Chris Hoofnagle, I School, UC Berkeley, "The Tethered Economy"

3:00 - 3:30 Coffee Break

3:30 - 5:00 ECAI – Digital Humanities Infrastructure
Moderator: Howie Lan

  • Hsiung-Ming Liao, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, "Cyber Infrastructure for GeoHumanities"
  • Patrick Golden, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “PeriodO 2: Linking, discovering, and reconciling information about the past”
  • Prof. Andy Jan, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, "Textual Analysis of the Speech of Yu-Lin Han, a prestigious master of I-Kuan Tao"

October 28, Sunday

9:00 - 9:20 Keynote – Sarah Kenderdine, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, "Experimental Museology: Reframing the Archive"

9:00 – 6:00 Exposition of leading technologies and research in digital heritage, plus DH and PNC Conference poster displays of research

9:20 - 9:40 Keynote – Brian L. Fisher, California Academy of Science, "AntWeb: a 15-year quest to digitize all ant species"

9:40 - 10:30 Plenary Digital Futures

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 ECAI – Bibliography, New Media and the Cultural Record
Moderator: Jeanette Zerneke

  • Prof. Wayne de Fremery, Sogang University, Korea, "Preservation as Persistent Creative Transformation: On the Relationship between Bibliographic Description, Machine Learning, and Textual Heritage"
  • Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information & UC Berkeley, "Addressing New Aspects of the Digital Cultural Record"
  • Prof. Michael Buckland, UC Berkeley, "Adapting Bibliography for Contemporary Needs"

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:10 Keynote – Deirdre Mulligan, I School, UC Berkeley, "Rescripting Search to Respect the Right to Truth"

2:10 - 3:40 ECAI – Buddhism & Technology
Moderator: Alex Amies

  • Prof. Miroj Shakya, University of the West, "Digitization of Rare Buddhist Manuscripts of Nepal: Problems and Possibilities"
  • N. Gauthama Prabhu, Foundation of His Sacred Majesty, India, "The Rise and Fall of Buddhism in Tamil Nadu and Contemporary Impact on Heritage Sites"
  • Juewei Shi, Nan Tien Institute, Australia, "Buddhist Contemplative Pedagogy with Technology"
  • Ven Dr Miaolung Shih, Fo Guan Shan, "Digital Buddhist in Adult Education - Based on the Europe Fo Guang Shan’s e-Learning"

2:10 - 3:40 PNC – Digital Humanities: Tech & Platform

3:00 - 4:00 Coffee Break

4:00 - 5:30 ECAI – Projects Mapping Relationships
Moderator: Wayne de Fremery

  • Margaret Meloni, University of the West, "Tracing the Teachings of Compassion (Karuṇā) in Early Buddhism: Mapping the Suttas and the Recipients of the Teachings"
  • Janet Tan, San Jose State University, "Data Visualization of the Kazakhstan Economy: 2006-2016"
  • Prof. David Blundell, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, "Monsoon Asia Historical Spatial Humanities Mapping: Seafaring with Trade and Beliefs Circulating in South to Southeast and East Asia"

4:00 - 5:30 PNC – Linked data for Cultural Heritage and Digital humanities: The Content, Scholarship, and Usage Perspectives

Gala Dinner (SS Jeremiah O’Brien)

October 29, Monday

9:00 - 9:30   Keynote – Vinton G. Cerf
9:30 - 10:30 Keynote – Authenticity in the Digital Age

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 ECAI – Project Reports
Moderator: Jeanette Zerneke

  • Atlas of Maritime Buddhism Updates
  • Project Short Reports and Updates by ECAI Affiliates

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 ECAI – Innovation in Buddhist Textual Studies
Moderator: Lewis Lancaster

Longquan Monastery Group: Translator: Liu Xueling, Student CBS HKU

  1. Ven. Xianchao, "The Correlation of the Data Base of the Digital Version of the Tripitaka and the Commentaries"
  2. Song Yanchun, "Research and Development of Auto-Punctuation and Auto-Annotation System Based on Al Technology"
  3. Zhang Li, "The Significance and Blueprint of the Digitalization of Manchu Tripitaka Based on AI Technology"
  4. Zhang Minli, "A Statistic and Comparative Study of the Textual Differences (in more than 3 characters) in 11 Versions of the Mahaprajnaparamita Sutra"
  5. Qiang Xiaomei, "The Past and Future of Phonosemantics of the Buddhist Scripture: Method and Result"
1:30 - 3:00 PNC – Fundamental Spatiotemporal Information for Historical Studies

3:00 - 3:30 Coffee Break

3:30 - 5:00 PNC – Human Rights in Scientific Research and Cyberspace

3:30 - 5:00 PNC – Innovative Information Technology for Digital Humanities

5:00 - 5:30 Congress Closing Ceremony, Awards and Future Events

October 30, Tuesday

Day Long Conference Tours see: Tuesday Schedule


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