12.0090 workshop; calls for papers

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 19 Jun 1998 21:11:29 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 90.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (44)
Subject: Semitic Languages Workshop

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (88)
Subject: IWCS-3 Call for Papers

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (70)
Subject: CFP: Special Issue of JCMC on Higher Education and
Computer-Mediated Communication

Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 09:40:24 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Semitic Languages Workshop

>> From: mros@cs.um.edu.mt (Mike Rosner)

Workshop on
Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages


Sunday August 16, 1998, University of Montreal

**Call for Pre-Registration**



Although there exists a considerable body of CL research specifically
targeted to Semitic languages, much of the work to date has been the
result of initiatives undertaken by individual researchers or research
establishments. A direct consequence is that there is comparatively
little awareness amongst practitioners of either the state of the art
as practiced outside their own locality, the common challenges faced
by all practitioners, or the potential for developing a coordinated

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FINAL PROGRAMME: http://www.cs.um.edu.mt/~mros/casl/prog.html

PRE-REGISTRATION: http://coling-acl98.iro.umontreal.ca/MainPage.html

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Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 09:41:57 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: IWCS-3 Call for Papers

>> From: Harry.Bunt@kub.nl (Harry Bunt)

Third International Workshop on


(IWCS - 3)

January 13-15, 1999, Tilburg, The Netherlands



The Linguistics Department at Tilburg University will host the Third
International Workshop on Computational Semantics, that will take
place in Tilburg, The Netherlands, 13 - 15 January 1999. The aim of
the workshop is to bring together researchers involved in the study
of computational aspects of the semantics of natural language.

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Email: Computational.Semantics@kub.nl
Phone: +31-13 466 30 60
Fax: +31-13 466 31 10

WWW: http://cwis.kub.nl/~fdl/research/ti/Docs/IWCS/iwcs.htm

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Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 09:43:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: CFP: Special Issue of JCMC on Higher Education and
Computer-Mediated Communication

>> From: tracihon <tracihon@scf.usc.edu>

Call for Papers: Special Issue of JCMC on Higher
Education and Computer-Mediated Communication

Edited by: Sheizaf Rafaeli,
Margaret McLaughlin,
and Eli Noam

Deadline for Submission of Proposals: September 1, 1998

Deadline for Draft Manuscripts: November 1, 1998

This special issue of JCMC will revisit the
interaction of computer-mediated communication and
higher education. What are the roles of computer-mediation
in the creation and delivery of university services? What
are the impacts of computer-mediated connectivity on academe?
What are the goals and values, and what is the efficiency of
higher education in the age of the Internet? Is the physical
campus circumvented by the virtual information highway?
Is the University improved, threatened or challenged by
this technology? Should it be?

Both the technology and the culture of computer-mediated
communication were conceived, nurtured and hatched in
universities. The Internet and its use started there. But
the Internet and its use have since "graduated" into the
much larger worlds of the home and business. Can or will
CMC look back? The term "university" evokes images of the
lecture, classroom, seminar, book, library, conference
and scientific journal. Will computer-mediated communication
replace, augment or redefine any of these loci or processes?

Is CMC becoming a central mode of carrying out the various
responsibilities of the university? Or are CMC technologies
and processes still lacking something central to traditional
universities? Will CMC higher education just be for the poor
masses, while elite universities will retain the face-to-face
model? Or, conversely, will CMC only be for the initiated
and those fortunate enough to be able to afford bandwidth,
leaving out others? Who are the stakeholders? Do
researchers, teachers, students and others stand to gain or lose?

Almost four years ago, JCMC's first issue (Volume 1,
Issue 1) was titled "Collaborative Learning" (Acker, 1995)
and devoted to early discussions of the vision. Potential
impacts of CMC on higher education were proposed. These
included discussions of the time/place tension, the roles
of technology and media in design and telelearning, and a
restructuring of the (cyber)campus. Many of us have now
been through several years of early experimentation. The
issue is no longer an academic one of predicting the
future. The history of CMC and higher education is by no
means over, though the future of universities is questioned
by some (e.g. Electronics and the Dim Future of the University,
Noam, 1995).

This issue of JCMC is an opportunity to shift from vision to

We encourage submission of studies examining the form,
suitability, implementation, acceptance, efficacy and utility
of CMC innovations in higher education. Papers are solicited
which address the dimensions of interest in deciding about
CMC: Is CMC in the university about redistributing power and
discourse, or is it about cutting costs? Does CMC make higher
education less or more accessible, does it increase the reach
and speed of diffusion, and/or does it impact the sociology of

For further information please contact Sheizaf Rafaeli at
sheizaf@umich.edu or sheizafr@shum.huji.ac.il or Margaret
McLaughlin at mmclaugh@rcf.usc.edu


Acker, S. R. (Ed.) (1995) Journal of Computer Mediated
Communication (JCMC) [On-line], 1 (1). Available:
http://jcmc.huji.ac.il/vol1/issue1/index.html or

Noam, E. (1995) Electronics and the Dim Future of the
University, Science, Vol. 270, pp 247-249, October 13,
1995. [On-line] Available: http://www.asis.org/annual-96/noam.html

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