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Congist’24 Social Sciences and Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Practice

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Event Date: 2024-06-15 Abstract Due: 2024-06-15

Congist’24 Social Sciences and Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Practice

Istanbul University Faculty of Letters

Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Philosophy (Scientific Partner Institution)

The III. International Social Sciences Congress of the Faculty of Letters Congist’24, titled “Social Sciences and Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Practice,” will be held on
December 18-20, 2024. This year, the theme of Congist’24 will explore the relationship between artificial intelligence and social sciences, with a pioneering institute on AI research Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Philosophy as our partner institution. In today’s world, the use of AI influences various aspects of our lives and directly reshaping social structures. Its inclusion in areas such as political and ethical debates, as well as its impacts on creation, distribution, and utilization of scientific knowledge highlights its profound effects. The congress aims to examine the relationship between social sciences and artificial intelligence extensively, bringing together the diverse approaches based on participants’ areas of expertise and interdisciplinary perspectives. Through this congress, we will explore both the positive and negative impacts of AI and by examining both its potentialities and limitations, we aim to provide an extensive framework for understanding how digital tools and artificial intelligence are transforming social sciences, including their influence on the production and accumulation of knowledge, and their broader impact on reshaping social sciences. Accordingly,

The congress will feature presentations of esteemed speakers renowned in AI and the social sciences, covering current debates, practices, and theoretical frameworks regarding the relationship between AI technologies and the social sciences.
There will be sessions open to suggestions for panel discussions and other thematic sessions, in addition to the titles presented below. The paper abstracts will be accepted after peer review and published as an e-book prior to the congress.
Following the editorial selection process, the presented papers will be compiled according to their relevant scientific field and published by Istanbul University Press. Istanbul University Press is an international publishing house, and the published books are indexed by the Web of Science Book Citation Index.
We cordially invite you to participate in the congress by presenting an individual paper, organizing in panel sessions, or conducting a workshop. It would be an honor to welcome you to an event where the academic community converges to explore the changing world of social sciences with artificial intelligence, enriching the discourse with your expertise.

Sections and Subsections:

Theoretical Foundations

AI in Humanities Scholarship: The role of AI in transforming traditional humanities research methodologies.
Ethical-Political Considerations: The ethical-political implications of employing AI in humanities research.
Digital Tools and Techniques

Text Analysis and Natural Language Processing: AI-driven text analysis techniques in literary and historical research.
Data Visualization in Humanities: How data visualization tools enhance understanding of complex humanities data.
Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition: How machine learning algorithms can uncover hidden patterns in historical, literary, and artistic data.
Digital Narratives and Storytelling: The use of AI in creating interactive and immersive digital narratives in the humanities.
Translation: The use of AI in interlingual transfer of cultural elements with AI-Powered text and audio translation applications.
Scientific Text Production: The role of artificial intelligence in generating scientific knowledge and academic writing.
Cognitive Science: AI and modelling human behavior, emotions, and development.
Case Studies and Applications

Digital Archiving and Preservation: Showcasing projects that use AI for digital archiving and cultural preservation.
AI in Art and Music: The intersection of AI and creative practices in art and music.
AI in Linguistic and Cultural Studies: Presenting case studies where AI assists in understanding linguistic evolution and cultural phenomena.
Digitization of Historical Artefacts: Showcasing AI's role in the digitization, preservation, and analysis of historical artefacts and documents.
AI in Literary Texts and Movies: The portrayals of AI in cyberpunk, science fiction, and dystopian genres.
AI in Media: The representations of AI-powered technologies in media discourse.
AI in Education: Evaluation of use of AI based technologies as education tools and its pedagogical limitations.
Psychology, AI and Digital Technologies: Human behavior in metaverse and human-AI interactions.
Interdisciplinary Approaches

Collaborations Between Computer Science and Humanities: Highlighting successful interdisciplinary projects and best practices for collaboration.
Global Inequities and Technology Access: Addressing disparities in technological access and its implications for digital humanities.
Networking Sessions: Opportunities for attendees to connect and discuss potential collaborations and projects.
Workshops, Panel Discussions and Hands-On Sessions

Digital Humanities Tools and Software: Interactive sessions on using specific digital tools in humanities research.
AI Application Development for Humanities: Workshops on developing custom AI applications tailored for humanities projects.
Data Management and Ethics in Digital Humanities: Workshops on managing large data sets and addressing ethical concerns in digital humanities research.
Future of Digital Humanities: Panel discussions on the future trajectory of digital humanities and the evolving role of AI.
Registration and Additional Information:

For registration details, accommodation information, and any further inquiries, please visit our official congress website at congist.istanbul.edu.tr URL. The official languages of the Congress are Turkish and English.

Contact Information:

Email: congist@istanbul.edu.tr

https://congist.istanbul.edu.tr/en/content/congist-2024/call-for-papers

irem.atasoy@istanbul.edu.tr

Irem Atasoy