11.0613 CFPs

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 3 Mar 1998 14:49:09 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 613.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu> (5)
Subject: call for papers

[2] From: Fay <fays@arch.usyd.EDU.AU> (288)
Subject: latest call

[3] From: Special Issues Project <ejcrec@lib.drury.edu> (13)
Subject: latest call (fwd)

[4] From: Carl Vogel <vogel@cs.tcd.ie> (73)
Subject: Assistive Technologies, Last CFP

[5] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (116)

[6] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (98)
Subject: WORKSHOP - Call for Papers

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 19:57:01 -0500
From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu>
Subject: call for papers

The Committee on Scholarly Editions invites proposals for a panel on
scholarly editing at the 1998 MLA Convention. Possible topics: disciplinary
perspectives on the scholarly edition, tenure prospects for the harmless
drudge, selecting subjects for scholarly editions, new or forthcoming
scholarly editions, theory of electronic editions. Interested parties
should email John Unsworth (jmu2m@virginia.edu) as soon as possible.

Date: Sat, 28 Feb 98 12:05:58 +1100
From: Fay <fays@arch.usyd.EDU.AU>
Subject: latest call




1-3 August 1998, Science Museum, London


Aims and Scope
Extended Abstracts
Conference Program Committee
Provisional Program
Registration Form


Computer-mediated communication (CMC) networks, such as the Internet
and the World Wide Web, offer tantalizing possibilities of global
communications. If such communications facilitate dialogues which both
cross and preserve irreducible cultural and political boundaries, they
may contribute immeasurably to greater global understanding and
democratization. But diverse cultural attitudes towards technology and
communication also issue in culturally distinctive ways of implementing
and using CMC technologies. Some of these culturally-grounded
differences in implementation and use frustrate, rather than
facilitate, hopes for greater global communication.

Our thematic question: how do diverse cultural attitudes shape the
implementation and use of CMC technologies?

The conference brings together presenters from throughout the world
who will provide diverse perspectives - both in terms of the specific
culture(s) they highlight in their presentations, and in terms of the
discipline(s) through which they approach the conference themes:

* Communication in industrialized cultures
* Communication in industrializing/capitalizing countries
* Homogeneity, marginalization, and the preservation of local cultures
* East/West cultural attitudes and communicative practices
* The politics of the electronic global village


Extended abstracts (3-4 pages) of research in progress are invited.
Abstracts are due 16 March 1998 for review. Accepted abstracts will be
included in the proceedings and authors will have the opportunity of
giving a brief presentation of their work. Please submit to the
co-chairs Charles Ess and Fay Sudweeks at catac98@arch.usyd.edu.au.


Conference Co-Chairs:
Charles Ess, Drury College, USA, ejcrec@lib.drury.edu
Fay Sudweeks, University of Sydney, Australia, fays@arch.usyd.edu.au
Organizing Committee:
Simon Joss, Imperial College, UK, s.joss@ic.ac.uk
Herbert Hrachovec, University of Vienna, Austria
Lucienne Rey, Swiss Office of Technology Assessment, Switzerland
Slavko Splichal, University of Ljublijana, Slovenia
Advisory Board:
Warren Chernaik, Centre for English Studies, UK
Ian Connell, Wolverhampton University, UK
David Kolb, Bates College, USA
Colin Finney, Imperial College, UK
Herbert Hrachovec, University of Vienna, Austria
Ang Peng Hwa, National Technical University, Singapore
Thomas L Jacobson, State University of NY, Buffalo, USA
Guedon Jean-Claude, University of Montreal, Canada
Willard McCarty, Kings College London, UK
Cliff McKnight, Loughborough University, UK
Sheizaf Rafaeli, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Lucienne Rey, Swiss Office of Technology Assessment, Switzerland
Rohan Samarajiva, Ohio State University, USA
Slavko Splichal, University of Ljublijana, Slovenia
Fay Sudweeks, University of Sydney, Australia



The venue of the conference is the Science Museum, one of three British
museums which, together with the National Railway Museum, York and the
National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, make up
the National Museum of Science & Industry (NMSI).

The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
Nearest Tube Station: South Kensington
Buses : 9, 14, 10, 45, 49, 52, 74, C1




Accommodation has been booked at the Crofton Hotel, a five-minute walk
from the Science Museum, the venue for the conference. The Crofton
Hotel, an historic Grade II listed building. Rooms are newly
refurbished with en-suites, colour TV, and direct-dial telephones.
Rooms are small (by American standards), but comfortable. Many of the
rooms have mini bars, trouser presses and hair dryers. The
accommodation package, per person, includes 4 nights accommodation,
from 31 July to 3 August inclusive, continental breakfast, and VAT
(full English breakfast is available at an extra charge):
single room, USD250; twin room, USD175.

Rooms are limited, so book early!

13-16 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5EN
Tel: +44 (0)171 584 7201 Fax: +44 (0)171 589 6412
Email: lon.crofton.htl@dial.pipex.com (not reliable yet!)

How to get there...
>From Heathrow airport

Take the Underground train (Piccadilly Line) to Gloucester
Road station (~45 minutes travelling time). Train fare is
3.20 pounds. It's only 5-7 minute walk to the hotel, but
with luggage you may want to take a taxi from the station
which will cost ~3 pounds.

>From Gatwick airport

Take a British Rail train to Victoria station (journey
time 40 minutes) and then by Underground train (Circle or
District Line; westbound) to Gloucester Road.

Both airports are some distance from central London and a
taxi is not recommended for the whole journey. However, if
you have to do so, establish the cost before you get in.

London Hotel's Airport Shuttle

Transfers between London hotels (including Crofton Hotel)
and Heathrow/Gatwick airports by Golden Tours Airport Shuttle
take approximately 1.5 hours (variable according to traffic
conditions). From Heathrow, the fare is 10 pounds and transport
is by minibus. From Gatwick, the fare is 16 pounds and transport
is by minibus and train (porterage throughout your journey). Booking
is essential, at least 24 hours in advance. Book toll free from
USA on 1-800-456-6303 or directly with Golden Tours on +44-(0)171-233-9050.


Alternatives to the conference accommodation are the John Howard Hotel
(standard single 89 pounds, standard twin/double 119 pounds,
executive twin/double 129 pounds - book directly with hotel
tel +44 (0)171 581 3011, Fax +44 (0)171 589 8403) which is a few steps
from the Crofton Hotel or campus accommodation at Imperial College
(single 28 pounds, twin 45 pounds - book directly with the college



All sessions of the conference (unless otherwise specified) will be held in
the Fellows Room of the Science Museum. Registration will be on the first
level foyer of the north entrance to the Museum. All breaks and lunches
will be in the Ante Room, adjacent to the Fellows Room.


17:00-19:00 Reception
Registration in the Ante Room


09:00-09:15 Opening
Co-Chairs: Charles Ess (Drury College) and
Fay Sudweeks (University of Sydney)

09:15-10:00 Keynote Speaker
Professor John Durant
Public Understanding of Science Unit
Science Museum Library

10:00-11:00 Session 1
Communication in Industrialized Cultures
Chair: Herbert Hrachovec (University of Vienna)

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-12:30 Discussion
Session 1 issues and papers

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 Session 2
Communication in Industrializing/Capitalizing Countries
Chair: Fay Sudweeks (University of Sydney)

15:00-15:30 Break

15:30-16:30 Discussion
Session 2 issues and papers

18:00 Conference Dinner:
Elizabethan Banquet, Hatfield House (tentative)


09:00-11:00 Session 3
Homogeneity, Marginalization, and the Preservation of
Local Cultures
Chair: Sheizaf Rafaeli (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-12:30 Discussion
Session 3 issues and papers

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-16:30 Tour: Science Museum (including coffee break)

16:30-18:00 Session 4
East/West cultural attitudes and communicative practices
Chair: Ang Peng Hwa (Nanayang Technological University)

18:30-20:00 Dinner: Crofton Hotel

20:00-21:00 Discussion
Session 4 issues and papers (at Crofton Hotel)


09:00-11:00 Session 5
The Politics of the Electronic Global Village
Chair: Charles Ess (Drury College)

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-12:30 Discussion
Session 5 issues and papers

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-16:00 Plenary
Summary reports from previous sessions:
"Trialogue": Philosophy, Communication Theory,
and Cultural Criticism

16:00-16:15 Closing

18:00- Dinner/Theatre: Optional (not included in conference fee)



To register for the conference, please complete the registration form
at http://www.arch.usyd.edu.au/~fay/catac/register-form.html. Or you
may fill this form and email to fays@arch.usyd.edu.au or
fax to +1-417-873-7435, attn Dr Charles Ess.

Note: All prices are in USD.

First name:
Name for badge:
Mailing address:
Special dietary needs (please specify):


Fee includes technical sessions, proceedings, lunches, morning
and afternoon coffees, reception (31 July), conference dinner
(1 August), dinner at Crofton Hotel (2 August).

[ ] Early Bird Conference Fee - $275 (until 31 May 1998)
[ ] Full Conference Fee - $325 (after 1 June 1998)

[ ] Check if you are a presenting author
[ ] Check if you are a full-time student
[ ] Check if you wish to be considered for a travel subsidy if available.


[ ] Dinner/Theatre ($90)
[ ] Additional Reception ($15) (for accompanying person)
[ ] Additional Dinner ($75) (for accompanying person)


Your travel details:
Arrival date in London: July 1998
Arrival time is:
Departure date from London: August 1998
Departure time is:


The accommodation package at the Crofton Hotel includes 4 nights
accommodation and continental breakfast. Accommodation is limited, so
please book early. Payment of accommodation at the Crofton Hotel is
required with registration fee.


Please book my accommodation at the Crofton Hotel

[ ] Single - 4 nights $250
[ ] Twin (share) - 4 nights $175
[ ] Twin (with accompanying person) - $350

If you have chosen twin share accommodation, please indicate the

[ ] I have arranged to share accommodation with:
[ ] I wish to share accommodation, please arrange if possible.


I will be using other accommodation (please specify:

[ ] Imperial College (contact
[ ] John Howard Hotel (contact
[ ] Private arrangement



Checks must be in USD, payable to 'Drury College CATAC Philosophy
Conference', and mailed to:
Dr Charles Ess
Philosophy and Religion Department
Drury College, 900 N. Benton Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802 USA


Please fax or mail credit card details (with signature) to +1-417-873-7435,
attn Dr Charles Ess.

3. EFT

Bank details for Electronic Funds Transfer are:

Bank: Mercantile Bank
ABA No.: 081000210
Account No.: 6501192618
Reference: Drury College CATAC Philosophy Conference



- Communication & Technology Division, International Communication
- The Communication Technology Policy Section, International
Association for Media & Communication Research
- Javnost-The Public, the journal of the European Institute for Communication
and Culture, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- The National Museum of Science and Industry (Science Museum), London, UK
- Office for Humanities Communication, King's College, London, UK
- The Korea Society, publisher of The U.S.-Korea Review
- Philosophy East and West: a Quarterly of Comparative Philosophy,
affiliated with the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy
- Technology Assessment Program, Switzerland.

Fay Sudweeks -- Key Centre of Design Computing -- Dept of Architectural
and Design Science -- University of Sydney -- NSW --- 2006 -- Australia
Tel +61-2-9351-5933 - Fax +61-2-9351-3031 - Email fays@arch.usyd.edu.au
WWW: http://www.arch.usyd.edu.au/~fay

Date: Sun, 01 Mar 1998 07:42:33 +0000
From: Special Issues Project <ejcrec@lib.drury.edu>
Subject: latest call (fwd)

Here is Fay's complete call for participation - it's a bit long, but
perhaps not too far out of bounds for a HUMANIST posting? If it needs
editing, let me know and I'll attend to it.

Thanks for putting this through to Humanist! Cheers -

Charles Ess
Professor and Chair, Philosophy and Religion Department,
Drury College
900 N. Benton Ave. Voice: 417-873-7230
Springfield, MO 65802 USA FAX: 417-873-7435
Home page: http://www.drury.edu/phil-relg/ess.html

Research Associate, Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA USA, 1996-1998

---------- Forwarded message ----------

Date: Sun, 01 Mar 1998 17:11:25 +0000
From: Carl Vogel <vogel@cs.tcd.ie>
Subject: Assistive Technologies, Last CFP

AAAI-98 Workshop on Integrating Artificial Intelligence and
Assistive Technology
At the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-98)
Madison, Wisconsin July 26-30, 1998
Richard Simpson (Chair), Holly Yanco, Kathleen McCoy,
Gerard Lacey

Submission deadline is 11 March 1998

Researchers in several disciplines within AI have discovered that
assistive technology (AT) offers a fertile domain for challenging
research problems. Developing assistive technology for individuals
with disabilities requires the construction of robust, practical
systems with different constraints than systems meant to act
autonomously or with able-bodied users. Areas of AI research that
have influenced AT include robotics, vision, natural language
processing, gesture recognition, intelligent environments, adaptive
interfaces and user modeling.

Questions this workshop will address include:
What is the "state of the art" in the various areas of
assistive technology research?
How can research in different areas of AT
be integrated into useful products?
What would clinicians and users like to see in
future AT research?
What are the major barriers to moving AT research
from the laboratory to the marketplace?

Additional topics of interest are listed at

The workshop will be divided between paper presentations by
participants, invited talks, and a panel of clinicians active in AT.
Papers will be selected for presentation based on quality and a desire
for presentations from a variety of AT disciplines. Invited speakers
will discuss what future developments in AT would be most useful for
clinicians and end users. Following the invited talks will be a panel
discussion in which the clinicians and workshop attendees will discuss
the challenges involved in moving AT research from the laboratory to
the real world.

Potential participants should submit a paper (5-8 pages) describing
work in progress, completed work, or discussion of one or more of the
questions above (or at the web page). Other interested researchers
should submit an abstract (up to 2 pages) describing their work (which
may be AI research that has not been applied to the AT domain), their
interest in AT, and any specific questions or issues that they feel
should be addressed in the workshop.

We encourage electronic transmission in ASCII text (preferred),
PostScript, or MS Word format to rsimpson@traclabs.com. Please use
single-column format and 12 point type.

Submission deadline: March 11, 1998
Notification date: April 1, 1998
Camera-ready copies deadline: April 22, 1998
Conference date: July 26-30, 1998

Submissions and inquiries should be sent to:
Rich Simpson
1012 Hercules
Houston, TX 77058
Ph: 281-461-9525
Fax: 281-461-9550

Workshop Committee:

Gerard Lacey
Trinity College Dublin

Kathleen McCoy
University of Delaware

Rich Simpson

Holly Yanco

Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 16:04:43 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>

>> From: ecai98@cogs.susx.ac.uk

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The ECAI-98 Programme Committee is pleased to announce a special
programme of short papers for young researchers.

6 Mar 1998 Deadline for abstracts
11 Mar 1998 Deadline for papers
15 Apr 1998 Notification of acceptance
15 May 1998 Camera-ready copies of papers
26-28 Aug 1998 Student programme at ECAI-98

The aim is to encourage younger AI researchers to attend ECAI-98 and to
present their on-going work, in the form of short (2 page) papers, which
will appear in the conference proceedings. A short paper may either
report on the innovative points of work in progress, or on a particular
result of special interest.

The call is open to researchers who satisfy at least one of the
following criteria on 11 March 1998:

- they are under 28 years old
- they are currently studying for a PhD or other degree
qualification in AI (or a related topic)
- they received a PhD in AI (or a related topic) within the past
two years.

Submissions are invited on original and previously unpublished research
in all aspects of AI, including, but not limited to:

Abduction, Temporal, Causal Reasoning, and Diagnosis; Automated
Reasoning; Application and Enabling Technologies; Belief Revision and
Nonmonotonic Reasoning; Case-Based Reasoning; Cognitive Modelling and
Philosophical Foundations; Computational Linguistics; Constraint-Based
Reasoning and Constraint Programming; Distributed AI and Multiagent
Systems; Fuzzy Logic; Knowledge Acquisition; Knowledge Representation;
Logic Programming, and Theorem Proving; Machine Learning, Knowledge
Discovery and Data Mining; Natural Language and Intelligent User
Interfaces; Neural Networks in AI; Planning, Scheduling, and Reasoning
about Actions; Probabilistic Networks; Qualitative Preferences and
Decision in AI; Qualitative and Spatial Reasoning; Reasoning under
Uncertainty; Robotics, Vision, and Signal Understanding; Search and
Meta-Heuristics for AI; Verification, Validation and Testing of
Knowledge-Based Systems.

Submissions should be two pages long using the format described on
the ECAI-98 Style Guide web page:


A latex style file is available on the website (or on request. to
ecai98@cogs.susx.ac.uk). Accepted papers will be required to conform
more strictly to the publishers' formatting requirements, which will be
broadly in line with the present formatting guidelines.

Submission procedure

Submission is a two stage process, similar to the process for long
papers. An electronic abstract should be sent to ecai98@irit.fr by 6
March 1998. This summary should include the title, author, contact
address and abstract for the paper, plus keywords drawn from the above
list (plus other keywords if appropriate). A web-based summary
submission form is available to make this easier. This summary
information should also be included with the paper itself, on a separate
sheet of paper.

Submission of the paper is in hard copy form only, electronic
submissions will not be accepted. Four copies of the paper (each
including the summary sheet), should be sent by post to the ECAI-98
Programme Chair, Henri Prade, at the address below. The title page
should include a statement indicating which of the above eligibility
criteria the author satisfies and that the paper has not been submitted
elsewhere. The deadline for receipt of papers is 11 March 1998. Papers
received after this date will not be reviewed.

Henri Prade, ECAI-98 Programme Chair
Universite Paul Sabatier
118 route de Narbonne
31062 TOULOUSE Cedex 4

Email: Henri.Prade@irit.fr
Tel: +33(0)561 55 65 79
Fax: +33(0)561 55 62 39

Multiple submissions policy

ECAI-98 will not accept any paper which at the time of submission is under
review for, or has already been published or accepted for publication in a
journal or another conference. Authors are also expected not to submit their
papers elsewhere during the review period. These restrictions apply only to
journals and conferences and not to workshops or similar specialised
meetings with limited audiences. The title page should include a statement
that the paper is not under review or accepted for publication in another
conference or journal.

However, if a young researcher has already submitted a regular paper
to ECAI-98, a new submission on the same topic in the form of a short
paper is permitted provided that the author declares it on submission.
If the regular paper is accepted, the short paper will be considered to
have been withdrawn. However such a double submission is not encouraged.

The review process

The short papers will be reviewed under the control of the ECAI-98
Program Committee under the chairmanship of the ECAI-98 Programme Chair.
The ECAI-98 Programme Chair has final authority over the review process
and all decisions relating to acceptance of papers.

Accepted papers will be allocated 15 minutes for oral presentation and 2
pages in the official ECAI-98 proceedings.

Note: as is usual at ECAI conferences, students will be able to register
for the conference at a significantly reduced and subsidised rate. The
registration rate for students who register before June 1st will be 90
pounds sterling.

ECAI-98 Secretariat Tel: +44(0)1273 678448
Centre for Advanced Software Applications Fax: +44(0)1273 671320
University of Sussex Email: ecai98@cogs.susx.ac.uk
Brighton, BN1 9QH, UK URL: http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/ecai98

ECAI-98 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial
Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex
on behalf of AISB.

Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 16:05:33 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: WORKSHOP - Call for Papers

>> From: R.Catizone@dcs.shef.ac.uk (Roberta Catizone)


a workshop to be held at the




The workshop will provide a forum for those researchers involved in
the development of methods to integrate corpora and MRDs, with the aim of
adding adaptive capabilities to existing linguistic resources.

Organisers: Roberto Basili (University of Roma "Tor Vergata"),
Roberta Catizone (University of Sheffield),
Maria Teresa Pazienza (University of Roma "Tor Vergata"),
Paola Velardi (University of Roma "La Sapienza),
Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield)


Lexicons, i.e., those components of a NLP system that contain "computable"
information about words, cannot be considered as static objects. Words may
behave very differently in different domains, and there are language
phenomena that do not generalize across sublanguages.
Lexicons are a snapshot of a given stage of development of a language,
normally provided without support for adaptation changes, whether caused
by language creativity and development or the shift to such
a previously unencountered domain.

The divergence of corpus usages from lexical norms has been studied
computationally at least since the late Sixties, but only recently
has the availability of large on-line corpora made it possible to establish
methods to cope systematically with this problem.
An emerging branch of research is now involved in studies and experiments
on corpus-driven linguistics, with the aim of complementing and
extending earlier work on lexicon acquisition based on Machine Readable
Dictionaries (MRD): data are extracted from texts, as embodiments of
language in
use, so as to capture lexical regularities and to code them into operational
forms. The purpose of this workshop will be to provide an updated snapshot
of current work in the area, and promote discussion of how to make progress.

Central topics will be (though this list is in no way exclusive):

* corpus-driven tuning of MRDs to optimize domain-specific inferences,
* terminology and jargon acquisition,
* sense extensions,
* acquisition of preference or subcategorization information from corpora
* taxonomy adaptation,
* statistical weighting of senses etc. to domains
* use of MRDs to provide explanations of linguistic phenomena in corpora
* what is the scope of "lexical tuning"
* the evaluation of lexical tuning as a separate task, or as part
of a more generic task


Automatic adaptation of lexicons to new domains through the use of application
corpora makes NLP applications more adaptable and portable.
The Program Commettee is organizing a joint panel to discuss this (and
other) issues
concerning next generation Information Extraction Systems.
The panel intends to bring industrial representatives to confront
expectations in IE from their viewpoint and degree of maturity of the
Relevant issues that will be discussed are:
Is there a market for IE?
What is the demand in domains such as New Services for the citizens,
Telecommunications, Management Support, etc?
What are the technical requirements?Is the technology near to the market?


Yorick Wilks University of Sheffield
Roberta Catizone University of Sheffield
Paola Velardi University of Roma "La Sapienza"
Maria Teresa Pazienza University of Roma "Tor Vergata"
Roberto Basili University of Roma "Tor Vergata"
Bran Boguraev Brandeis University
Sergei Nirenburg New Mexico State University
James Pustejowsky Brandeis University
Ralph Grishman New York University
Christiane Fellbaum Princeton University


Papers should not exceed 4000 words or 10 pages.


Three hard copies should be sent to:

Paola Velardi
Dipartimento di Scienza dell'Informazione
via Salaria 113
00198 Roma


Electronic submission will be allowed in Poscript or Word per Mac or RTF.
An ftp site will be available on demand.
Authors should send an info email to Paola Velardi
(velardi@dsi.uniroma1.it) even


Paper Submission Deadline (Hard Copy/Electronic) March 10
Paper Notification April 1
Camera-Ready Papers Due April 20
L&CT workshop May 26

Prof. Paola Velardi
Dipartimento di Scienza dell'Informazione
via Salaria 113
Universita' "La Sapienza"
00198 Roma
ph. +39-(0)6-49918356
fax +39-(0)6-8541842 8841964

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