Welcome to the 26th Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Conference and Joint Meetings (PNC 2019)
This is an opportunity for researchers and developers to facilitate information exchanges among institutions of higher education in the Pacific Rim through computing and communications technology. PNC explores issues of information and technology exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the development of the cultural knowledge contents. The theme for 2019 is Regionality and Digital Humanities: South-South Connections.
In fostering access to digitized data on the Pacific Rim, the PNC serves as a portal for access to digital research. It helps scholars to find the library, archive, and museum materials needed to support both teaching and research. The ultimate goal is to enable scholars to regard themselves, not as separated by vast distances, but as residents of a virtual neighborhood. For more information about the Pacific Neigbourhood Consortium (PNC) 太平洋鄰里協會.
This conference is hosted by the NTU Digital Humanities Research Cluster.
Programme [↑ Top]
Program at a glance
Posters, artwork and demos should be put up from lunch on Tuesday, and removed before lunch on Thursday. The Core poster time, when presenters should be with their work is on Wednesday from 14:00-15:30.
- Prof. Vanessa Evers, Director, NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH)
- Prof. Bor-Chen Kuo, Director, Department of Information and Technology Education, Ministry of Education, Taiwan
- Prof. Kenneth Dean, Raffles Professor of Humanities and Head, Chinese Studies Department, National University of Singapore
- Prof. Yue-Gau Chen, Distinguished Research Fellow, Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica
- Dr. The Anh Dao, Vice President of Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Science
Workshop/Tutorials [↑ Top]
There are four workshop/tutorials, all free to attend if you attend the conference. They will be held on October the 18th. Two are half day, and can be taken together.
- Introduction to Digital Humanities
(full day: 9:00-15:00)
- Facilitator Sayan Bhattacharyya, Lecturer in the Humanities, Singapore University of Technology and Design
- Capacity 25
- Venue HSS-B1-08
This workshop is an introduction to the principles and methods of digital humanities, an emerging interdisciplinary field that seeks to apply digital and computational methods to investigations in the humanities. The course will focus on how computational methods and tools can contribute to the interpretive activities that typically constitute humanistic inquiry, such as digital archive creation and organization and reading and interpretation of textual material and spatial data. Attendees will be made aware of the history of this young field, and will learn about the leading methodological issues and emerging epistemological challenges involved in digital humanities. No prior knowledge or prerequisites is required.
- Introduction to network analysis for the digital humanities (full day: 9:00-15:00)
- Facilitators Miguel Escobar Varela, Assistant
Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS &
Andrew Schauf, post-doctoral research fellow, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, NTU
- Capacity 25
- Venue HSS-B1-07
- Note The workshop proper will start at 9:30. There will be some time from 9:00-9:30 for people who had trouble downloading the software to get help.
In this seminar we will introduce participants to several network-theoretical measurements and explain how they can be used in the digital humanities. We will explain how the open source software Gephi can be used to calculate many of these measurements and present an overview of DH projects that have used network analysis. Finally we will walk participants through one of our projects, a network analysis of traditional Indonesian stories (as used in a form of traditional theatre). The data and visualization for this project can be seen here.
- Software Before we meet, could you please install the following?
- Jupyter, https://jupyter.readthedocs.io/en/latest/install.html
- NetworkX 2.3 https://pypi.org/project/networkx/2.3/
- PANDAS (Python and Data Science) https://pypi.org/project/pandas
- Gephi https://gephi.org/
- To install NetworkX and PANDAS you need PyPI, https://pypi.org/project/pypi-install/
- Feel free to bring your own data!
- Facilitators Miguel Escobar Varela, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS &
- Introduction to DocuSky (half day: 9:00-12:00)
- Facilitators William Chong, Nanyang Technological University, Hu Chijui 胡其瑞 and I-mei Hung 洪一梅, National Taiwan University
- Time Morning only
- Capacity 25
- Venue HSS-B1-12
DocuSky is a digital humanities academic research platform created to meet the research needs of humanities in organising and analysing research materials. Developed by National Taiwan University Digital Humanities Research Center, the platform provides an array of tools such as cloud database, GIS integration and database construction for the exploration and analysis of text-based data.
- Searching for Patterns with Regular Expressions (half day: 13:00-16:00)
- Facilitator Michael Wayne Goodman, post-doctoral research fellow, Digital Humanities Research Cluster, NTU
- Time Afternoon only
- Capacity 25
- Venue HSS-B1-12
Have you ever spent far too long scouring over your data to find patterns and examples, when basic search is just not flexible enough? Regular Expressions (regexes) can help, and are an indispensable tool for anyone who works with text data. They allow you to fine-tune your searches so you get back only the results you want. In this half-day tutorial you will learn what regexes are (and are not) good for, how to construct basic patterns, how to create flexible patterns, how to perform substitution, and what tools are available. At the end of the tutorial there will be a small regex-crafting workshop, so bring a laptop and your text data!
Registration [↑ Top]
Registration is available here.
(before Sep 01)
(Sep 01 and after)
|Regular (includes lunches and banquet)||150||200|
|Student (includes lunches)||30||80|
- Online registration will be processed in Taiwan; therefore, the registration fee will be charged in Taiwan New Dollar (USD:TWD=1:31)
- There are 2 registration categories: (1) Participant-Regular (2) Participant-Student.
- Registration for Participant-Regular includes access to all sessions during the 4-day conference, lunches 15-16 Oct, coffee breaks and lunch banquet 17 Oct.
- Registration for Participant-Student includes access to all sessions during the 4-day conference, lunches 15-16 Oct and coffee breaks.
- An image of a valid student ID must be uploaded into the system when registering as a student.
- Cancellations must be made in writing to the Secretariat before 7 October, 2019, and no refunds will be made afterwards. Please note that all refunds will be processed after the conference.
Information [↑ Top]
Conference Information [↑ Top]
October 15–18 2019
The main conference will run from Tuesday through Thursday, with colocated workshops on Friday
The nearest bus stop is B09 Hall 8 (27209), bus route 199 <map by campus map>.
For public transportation, please see Visiting NTU (By MRT) and Visiting NTU (By Bus).
Food on Campus: there is COSMO, the NEC restaurant and bar opposite the venue or nearby Food Courts 1, 2 or 9 (good noodles).
Lunch, Banquet, and Excursion
- Buffet-style lunch will be served at the outside of Auditorium, Nanyang Executive Centre (NEC). Choice of vegetarian, halal (bento set) will be provided for each meal.
- Participants may purchase extra lunch banquet tickets for 17 Oct. through the online registration system. The banquet will be hosted at Bollywood Veggies, Singapore. The shuttle bus will be available from NEC to Bollywood Veggies.
- After the lunch banquet on 17 Oct, participants can elect to come on a special tour of the National Library’s Rare Book Collection. There will be busses provided to go to the tour, or to return back to the NEC. If you wish, you can also take the bus with the National Library Board (NLB) participants but alight at other locations and tour independently. The bus will make two other stops, at the Botanic Gardens, and at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Please sign up for the tour via the online registration system.
Local Information [↑ Top]
Before making your trip to the little red dot, do check out the following:
- Singapore Entry Requirements (Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, Singapore)
- Entry Visa - Visa requirements
- Nanyang Executive Centre
Official Hotel, same as the conference venue.
Download the Reservation Form here and return it to email@example.com
- 10% discount:
- SGD 160.00 → 144.00 (single occupancy)
SGD 180.00 → 162.00 (double occupancy) / night
*10% service charge + 7% GST if payment by Cash / Credit Card / Cheque
Rate includes complimentary breakfast and internet access
- Participants who complete the reservations by Sep 13, 17:00 Singapore time, 2019
- Stays from 14 through 19 Oct, 2019 (or shorter)
- Genting Hotel Jurong Shiny New Hotel with 40 minute commute by bus and train or 10 SGD taxi ride away.
Call for Papers and Posters[↑ Top]
The submission page is <https://conference.iis.sinica.edu.tw/surl/pnc2019/sub>.
Instructions for Authors
- Please use the IEEE
PDF eXpress Site to check if your final paper is IEEE format
compliant. To get the correct PDF file, please do the following:
- Open the IEEE PDF eXpress Site and create a New User (If you already have used this system before skip this step.)
- Login to IEEE PDF eXpress Site with the conference ID 47931X and your own account.
- Create the new title for your final paper. The title should be your paper title.
- Upload the MS Word file to be converted (Recommended), or upload the PDF file to be checked. You will receive the PDF file in your email or it can be downloaded from the website.
- Upload your converted PDF file via the Submission System by Sunday, September 15, 2019 (olUTC+08:00).
Important dates [↑ Top]
|Apr 29, 2019|
|May 28, 2019||Third Call for Papers||Jun 18, 2019|
|Submission Deadline (revised)||Jun 30, 2019|
|Notification of Acceptance||August 15, 2019|
|Final version due||September 15, 2019||Conference||October 15–18, 2019|
More [↑ Top]
More about the Pacific Neighborhood Consortium in general.
Organising Committee [↑ Top]
- NTU — Nanyang Technological University (hosts)
- Francis Bond
- Andrea Nanetti
- Michael Stanley-Baker
- Tan Choon Keng
- NUS — National University of Singapore
- Miguel Escobar Varela
- SUTD — Singapore University of Technology and Design
- Sayan Bhattacharyya
- Jieh Hsiang (Co-Chair) — Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University
- Michael Stanley-Baker (Co-Chair) — Assistant Professor, School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University
- Sayan Bhattacharyya — Lecturer in the Humanities at the Singapore University of Technology and Design
- Ta-Chien Chan — Associate Research Fellow, Research Center for Humanities and Social Science, Academia Sinica
- Su-bing Chang — Professor and Chair, Graduate Institute of Taiwan History, National Taiwan Normal University
- Shu-Jiun Chen — Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
- Shoichiro Hara — Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University
- Hsiung-Ming Liao — Associate Research Scientist, Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica
- Jyi-Shane Liu — Director, Center for Creativity and Innovation Studies, National Chengchi University
- Andrea Nanetti — Associate Chair (Research), School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University
- Tatsuki Sekino — Professor, Center for Coordination, Promotion and Communication, Research Institute for Humanities and Nature
- Chuen-Tsai Sun — Professor, Department of Computer Science, National Chiao Tung University
- Miguel Escobar Varela — Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies, National University of Singapore
- Hedren Sum Wai Yuan — Digital Humanities Project Manager, NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH), Nanyang Technological University
- Peter X. Zhou — Director and Assistant University Librarian, C. V. Starr East Asian Library, University of California, Berkeley
Co-Hosts and sponsors
Contact [↑ Top]
|Tan Choon Keng||–||firstname.lastname@example.org|