Call for papers

Call for papers

The Voynich Manuscript has been described as one of the most mysterious books in the world. The manuscript is written in an unidentified script from an unknown language and contains illustrations of plants, bathing women, mysterious creatures, and what appear to be Zodiac signs and astrological symbols. The manuscript was radio-carbon dated to the 15th century and is held at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. The manuscript has, so far, resisted all attempts at decipherment and interpretation. 

Research on the Voynich Manuscript is truly a multidisciplinary effort.  


We invite papers reporting on research on the Voynich manuscript from numerous areas such as (but not limited to):

  •  History of the Voynich Manuscript (historical approaches, ciphers).
  • Natural Language Processing techniques applied to the Voynich Manuscript.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques applied to the Voynich Manuscript.
  •  Image Processing of the Voynich Manuscript folios.
  • Works around whether or not it is a hoax, a natural language, or enciphered.
  •  Works that draw on methods from Digital Humanities.

The initial submission should be a 2 page abstract/summary of the paper that is intended to be submitted.

Upon notification of acceptance the authors will have 1 month to submit the full paper (5-9 pages) for additional review.


Review Process

The goal of the conference is to publish exciting new work that has not been published elsewhere. Therefore, by submitting a manuscript for consideration to the conference the authors acknowledge that it is not a previously published work nor has it been accepted for publication in a similar form in a peer-reviewed forum including journals, conferences and workshops.

The review process itself (both abstract and submission of paper) will entail a double blind process with volunteer reviewers.  Every effort will be made to match the most appropriate reviewers to the submission received. 

The submission process entails two phases:


Abstract/Summary: 

Provide an abstract/summary for the work that is to be submitted.  This should be no longer than 750 words.  Please use the abstract submission component of the EasyChair submission link below to input your abstract/summary directly.  Be specific with contribution, findings and methodologies used.  Successful submissions will be invited to submit a paper (5-9 pages) for the conference.


Paper Submission

A paper (of length 5-9 pages) will be submitted.  It is requested the a authors used the CEUR-ART templates as the conference proceedings will be published on the CEUR-WS open access website.

The authors will also agree that if the paper is accepted at least one of the authors will register for the conference and present the paper and participate in the relevant Q&A session.  The conference presentation format will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation from the author(s) of the paper followed by a question and answer session with the author(s).

 

Important Dates

Conference Dates: 30th November -1st  December, 2022

Format: Online

Abstract/Summary Deadline: 30th June, 2022 (11:59 Central European Summer Time)

Acceptance of Abstract/Summary submission notification: 20th July, 2022

Full Paper Submission (5-9 pages): 31st August, 2022 (11:59 Central European Summer Time)

Acceptance Notification:  1st October, 2022

Provision of Paper Presentation video deadline:  7th  November, 2022

Submissions will be carried out on the EasyChair platform, kindly click here to access the website.

For full papers to be submitted please use the templates provided here to format your submission. Templates are provided for both Word and LaTeX formatted submissions.


You may wish to contact us for more information


https://www.um.edu.mt/events/voynich2022/callforpapers