[texhax] FYI: /gʁafematik/

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Thu Nov 2 22:35:15 CET 2017


Graphemics in the 21st century—From graphemes to knowledge

/gʁafematik/ 2018 is the first conference bringing together
disciplines concerned with writing systems and their representation in
written communication. The conference aims to reflect on the current
state of research in the area, and on the role that writing and
writing systems play in neighboring disciplines like computer science
and information technology, communication, typography, psychology, and
pedagogy. In particular it aims to study the effect of the growing
importance of Unicode with regard to the future of reading and writing
in human societies. Reflecting the richness of perspectives on writing
systems, /gʁafematik/ is actively interdisciplinary, and welcomes
proposals from  researchers from the fields of computer science and
information technology, linguistics, communication, pedagogy,
psychology, history, and the social sciences.

/gʁafematik/ aims to create a space for the discussion of the range of
approaches to writing systems, and specifically to bridge approaches
in linguistics, informatics, and other fields. It will provide a forum
for explorations in terminology, methodology, and theoretical
approaches relating to the delineation of an emerging
interdisciplinary area of research that intersects with intense
activity in practical implementations of writing systems.

The conference will be held at IMT Atlantique (formerly Télécom
Bretagne) at Brest, France, on June 14-16, 2018.

Conference topics

We welcome proposals from all disciplines concerned with the study of
written language, writing systems, and their implementation in
information systems. Examples of topics include, but are not limited

Epistemology of graphemics: history, onomastics, topics, interaction
with other disciplines
Foundations of graphemics
History and typology of writing systems, comparative graphemics
Semiotics of writing and of writing systems
Computational/formal graphemics
Graphemic theory of Unicode encoding
Graphemics as part of linguistics, in particular: graphemics vs. phonology
Orthographic reforms, theory and practice
Graphemics and multiliteracy
Typographemics and interaction of typography and graphemics
Texting, latinization, new forms of written language
ASCII art, emoticons and other pictorial uses of graphemes
The future of writing, of writing systems and styles
Graphemics and font technologies
Graphemics in steganography and computer security (phishing,
typosquatting, etc.)
Graphemics in media and communication / Aesthetics of writing in the digital era
Graphemics in experimental psychology and cognitive sciences
Teaching graphemics, the five Ws and one H
Applications of graphemics in natural language processing and text mining
Applications of graphemics in optical character recognition and
information technologies

Important Dates

Submission deadline: November 15, 2017
Notification of first round reviews: February 5, 2018
Revised Manuscripts due: February 26, 2018
Second Round Notification (if necessary): March 26, 2018
Final Version Due: April 9, 2018
Conference: June 14-16, 2018

Submission format and proceedings

Papers must be written in English.

Papers are to be submitted using the EasyChair site.

Submission format is PDF, preferably compiled in LaTeX with article
class (10pt). Papers should not exceed 20 pages. Authors submit the
complete text of their contribution on November 15, 2017. If their
contribution is accepted, they submit, at the latest on April 9, 2018,
the definitive version of their article. This version will be typeset
and published before the start of the conference. A printed copy of
the proceedings will be handed to all registered participants at the
start of the conference.

Proceedings will be published by Gorgias Press, NJ, USA.

For more information on the conference please visit
follow https://twitter.com/grafematik2018e
or send a mail to info-grafematik-2018 at mlistes.telecom-bretagne.eu.


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