11.0341 calls for papers

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 341.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (65)
Subject: SEMCOM:CALL FOR PAPERS- Archaeology of Weaponry:
Middle East & Eurasia

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (183)
Subject: 5th International Conference on Spoken Language

Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 16:32:22 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: SEMCOM:CALL FOR PAPERS- Archaeology of Weaponry: Middle
East & Eurasia

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From: Alexander Matveev <imeams@srv0.arts.ed.ac.uk>

CALL FOR PAPERS- Archaeology of Weaponry: Middle East and Eurasia

In April 1998 a conference on The Archaeology of Weaponry ["Military
Archaeology: Weaponry and Warfare in a Historical Perspective"] will be
held at the Institute of the History of Material Culture (the Institute of
Archaeology) in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The conference will cover a large number of research topics concerned with
the history of pre-modern warfare, arms, armour, and related subjects.
The major goal of the conference will be to promote the history of
pre-modern weaponry as a separate branch of historical knowledge. The
importance of this issue reflects the fact that, despite a relatively large
number of publications on this topic, the Archaeology of Weaponry does not
exist as a distinct branch of historical research.

This particular field of study has tended to be neglected by scholars,
resulting in it being a marginal aspect of several historical disciplines.
Archaeology has been the first to face this problem as one of the most
important forms of archaeological finds are the remains of arms and armour.
Yet even here the subject has yet to develop into a specialized field of
research. More surprising still is the fact that weaponry remains a
marginal though important field within Military History.

The problem lies in the very nature of the subject itself. Archaeological
finds include many different sorts of object, from the sort of things found
in museums such as medieval and oriental arms and armour, to essentially
Ethnographic objects. Consequently disciplines as diverse as Archaeology,
Ethnography as well as different branches of Medieval and Oriental Studies
are all involved. Written sources are not less important than
Archaeological ones. These range from the occasional references to the
weapons used in a battle to thorough treatises on warfare, arms and armour.
There are, in fact, plenty of such specialized treatises stemming from
Medieval Europe, Mamluk Egypt, Ancient and Medieval China, and elsewhere.
Thirdly, and of at least equal importance, is the pictorial record on such
sources as ceramics, metalwork, sculpture, manuscript miniatures. Finally,
there is the question of arms manufacturing technology. The study of this
requires participation by scientific specialists such as metallurgists.
Experimental Archaeology, involving the making and testing of replicated
ancient weaponry, can also be useful.

The conference will be held at St. Petersburg, a city which is worth seeing
in its own right. The conference will include several sections, including
one dedicated to the Middle East, and the proceedings of the conference
will be published.

Anyone who is interested should contact me at the following e-mail address,
Messages should be marked "Archaeology of Weaponry."

Participants are asked to provide a 1500 word abbreviation of their
contribution (3 pages plus one page of B & W illustrations, if necessary)
by 1 January 1998, which will be published before the opening of the

Alexander Matveev

Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 16:34:44 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: 5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processsing

>> From: Karsten Kumpf <karsten@speech.usyd.edu.au>


5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processsing

ICSLP 98 Call For Papers

* Introduction
* DOWNLOAD the Call for Papers
* Important Dates
* Submission Procedure
* Format of Submission
* Means of Submission
* Restrictions on Submissions
* Acknowledgement of Receipt
* Conditions of Acceptance
* Student Day Submissions
* Submissions Addresses
* Co-Sponsoring Societies
* International Advisory Board
* Australian Consultative Committee
* Conference Coordinating committee
* Technical Programme Committee
* Conference Secretariat



The ICSLP '98 conference will continue the eight year tradition of the ICSLP
series in bringing together professionals from all the diverse disciplines
that contribute to Spoken Language Processing. It will be the premier
international display of the state-of-the-art in this broad field in 1998.
The conference will build bridges between people and sub-disciplines in
order to create and nurture synergies that are important for the future of
the field.

Keynote presentations and other plenary events which bring both experience
and vision of multi-disciplinary attacks on grand challenges in spoken
language processing in both humans and machines will contribute to our aims.
A student day at which full-time student registrants may present their ideas
under the guidance of senior mentors is also planned. However, it is the
quality of the delegate presentations which will be the major factor in
making ICSLP '98 a truly landmark event. This call for papers offers to you
the opportunity to be a part of this significant event.


Acoustical Society of America

Acoustical Society of China

Acoustical Society of Japan

Association for Computational Linguistics

Audiological Society of Australia Inc.

Australian Linguistic Society

European Speech Communication Association

IEEE Signal Processing Society

International Phonetic Association

International Society for Phonetic Sciences


Souguil J.M. Ann, Seoul National University, Korea

Jens P. Blauert, Ruhr-Universitaet, Germany

Michael Brooke, University of Bath, United Kingdom

Timothy Bunnell, University of Delaware, USA

Anne Cutler, Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands

Hiroya Fujisaki, Science University of Tokyo, Japan

Julia Hirschberg, AT&T Bell Laboratories, USA

Bjorn Granstrom, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Lin-Shan Lee, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Roger Moore, Defence Research Authority, United Kingdom

John J. Ohala, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Louis C.W. Pols, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Christel Sorin, Centre Nationale d'Etude des Telecommunications, France

Yoh'ichi Tohkura, ATR, Japan

Jialu Zhang, Academia Sinica, China


Yianni Attikiouzel, University of Western Australia

Robert Bogner, University of Adelaide

John Clark, University of Western Sydney

Mary O'Kane, University of Adelaide

Roger Wales, University of Melbourne

and representatives of financial sponsors


Peter Blamey (Financial), University of Melbourne

Bruce Millar (Technical), Australian National University

Julie Vonwiller (Organisational), University of Sydney/APPEN


Robert Dale (Chair), Microsoft Research Institute

Roberto Togneri (Deputy Chair), University of Western Australia

Denis Burnham, University of New South Wales

Michael Wagner, University of Canberra


Tour Hosts Conference & Exhibition Organisers

GPO Box 128



Tel: +61 2 9262 2277

Fax: +61 2 9262 3135

Email: icslp98@tourhosts.com.au


Submissions are invited in any of the following technical topic areas:

A. Human Speech Production, Acoustic-Phonetics and Articulatory Models
B. Human Speech Perception
C. Language Acquisition: First and Second Languages
D. Spoken Language and Dialogue Modelling; Dialogue Systems
E. Isolated Word Recognition
F. Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition
G. Utterance Verification and Word Spotting
H. Speaker Adaptation and Normalisation in Speech Recognition
I. Speaker and Language Recognition; Dialects and Speaking Styles
J. Multilingual Perception and Recognition
K. Signal Processing, Speech Analysis and Feature Extraction
L. Robust Speech Processing in Adverse Environments
M. Hidden Markov Model Techniques
N. Artificial Neural Networks, Fuzzy and Evolutionary Algorithms
O. Spoken Language Understanding Systems
P. Text-to-Speech Synthesis
Q. Prosody and Emotion; Focus, Stress and Accent
R. Speech Coding
S. Spoken Language Generation Systems; Concept-to-Speech
T. Spoken Language Translation Systems
U. Analysis of Speech and Hearing Disorders
V. Speech Processing for the Speech-impaired and Hearing-impaired
W. Segmentation, Labelling and Speech Corpora
X. Speech Technology Applications and Human-Machine Interfaces
Y. Spoken Language Processing and Multimodality
Z. Other Areas of Spoken Language Processing


Acceptance of papers for presentation at the conference will be on the basis
of reviewed summaries. You should submit a summary of your paper comprising
approximately 500 words. At the top of the page, please specify the

Corresponding Author contact details:

* Full Name
* Full Postal Mail Address
* Email Address
* Fax Number
* Phone Number

Proposed Paper details:

* Paper Title
* Author List
* Topic ID (A-Z)
* Four additional keywords
* Presentation preference (oral, poster, student day)

The Topic ID should be a single category from the topic list specified as an
alphabetic letter; if your submission falls within the broad area of spoken
language processing but is not explicitly represented in the topic list,
please use the Z category. The four additional keywords are requested in
order to assist the programme committee in assigning reviewers.


Electronic submission of summaries via the World Wide Web is preferred. A
Summary Submission Form is available via URL =
http://cslab.anu.edu.au/icslp98 . Alternatively, a pro-forma for email
submission can be obtained from this URL or by emailing
icslp98@tourhosts.com.au . Email submissions should be sent to
icslp98@one.net.au . If electronic submission is not possible, postal
submissions (4 copies) to the ICSLP '98 Secretariat address specified below
will be accepted provided that they adhere to the above format. Please do
NOT fax submissions.


Please note that only ASCII summaries written in English will be accepted.
Do not include any attachments, graphics, or embedded formatting commands.

Given the large number of submissions we expect to receive, anything that
cannot be printed directly will be rejected without consideration.


You should receive an acknowledgement of receipt within 72 hours of
electronically submitting your summary. If this does not happen, then you
should resend your submission by email to icslp98@one.net.au with the word
RESUBMISSION at the beginning of the subject line. If an acknowledgement is
still not forthcoming, an email problem should be assumed, and the summary
submitted by fax. Please do not resubmit or send by fax for any other
reasons than lack of acknowledgement from the conference.


All papers must be presented in English by one of the listed authors. That
author will be required to register no later than the full-paper submission

Summaries will not be accepted after the submission date.


Students wishing to submit papers for the SST Student Day should submit
summaries as above. These submissions will be separately reviewed and
published under the banner of the 7th Australian Speech Science & Technology
Conference and will also be included on the CDROM containing the ICSLP '98


World Wide Web: URL = http://cslab.anu.edu.au/icslp98

E-mail Submission: icslp98@one.net.au

Postal: ICSLP '98 Secretariat, GPO Box 128, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia

Technical queries: Robert Dale - email: rdale@mpce.mq.edu.au

General Information: Email: icslp98@tourhosts.com.au


Friday 1st May, 1998 Paper summaries due for review

Friday 26th June, 1998 Acceptance notification

Friday 21st August, 1998 Deadline for full-paper submission

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