1st Workshop on Cognitive Computing Methodologies for the Humanities

Call for Contributions

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Co2Hum welcomes original research contributions demonstrating the application of cognitive computing techniques to the Humanities. Scholars who have conducted research or developed impactful applications are invited to submit full abstracts with appropriately evaluated contributions. Co2Hum also welcomes short vision or position abstracts on novel challenges or approaches to existing problems.


Topics on which contributors are invited to send proposals include, but are not limited to:

  • Computational psychological profiling of artists and authors alike.
  • Automatic identification of psychological traits of fictional figures (including fictionalised/romanticised actual figures) in literature.
  • Formal models connecting sociological and psychological traits of figures in literature and visual arts.
  • Modeling of knowledge acquisition from narrative texts.
  • Quantitative (e.g. statistical, computational, machine learning) methods for cognitive analysis in literature or poetry.
  • Cognitively inspired Machine Learning for literacy and poetry.
  • Computational theories of narrative and poetry literature.
  • Computational and cognitively-inspired models for literature.
  • Identification of cultural and linguistic phenomena throughout history.
  • Computational creativity for the generation and understanding of poetry and romance.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by acknowledged researchers familiar with both scholarly communities.


[ Deadlines are 23:59 UTC ]

Submission deadline: Monday, October 22, 2018

Notification to authors: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Workshop day: December 6 or 7, 2018 (to be confirmed)


Submissions will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop.

We welcome the following types of contributions:

  • long abstract (up to 1,500 words)
  • short abstract (up to 800 words)

All submissions must be PDF documents, written in English and complete with references. Word limits are not inclusive of references. We recommend that submissions be formatted according to the MLA style (see for example this Overleaf template).

Proposals must be submitted through the EasyChair Conference Management System [ https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=co2hum ]

Abstracts will be made available on the workshop website prior to the event website. At least one author of each accepted proposal will be required to register for EADH 2018 to present their work. They may later be required to submit a full paper to be published in an open access post-workshop proceedings volume.


Every submitted paper must represent original and unpublished work: it must not be under review or accepted elsewhere and there must be a significantly clear element of novelty distinguishing a submitted paper from any other prior publication or current submission.