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Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 24 Nov 1998 23:10:21 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 312.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (84)
Subject: SEMCOM:Cognitive Science Conference 1999

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (324)
Subject: ACL99 CFP: General and Thematic Sessions

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (96)
Subject: ACL99 Call for Tutorials

[4] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (67)

[5] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (135)
Subject: Conference on Consciousness and Cognition

[6] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (121)
Subject: 2nd International Conference on Information Fusion

[7] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (70)
Subject: ichim99: Call for Papers - last call

[8] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (94)
Subject: CFP: Resource logics and minimalist grammars

[9] From: Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel@mcmaster.ca> (77)
Subject: COCH/COSH call for papers

Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 16:29:14 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: SEMCOM:Cognitive Science Conference 1999

From: Colleen Seifert <seifert@umich.edu>


Call for Papers and Proposals

We are pleased to announce the twenty-first annual meeting
of the Cognitive Science Society on August 19-21, 1999.
The conference site is Vancouver, British Columbia,
on the downtown campus of Simon Fraser University.
Our goal in organizing this conference is to reflect the full
spectrum of the many research areas in Cognitive Science.
We welcome all submissions, and trust that multiple
research themes will emerge naturally. We are especially
interested in submissions in areas that have been under
represented at recent conferences. There are six
categories for submissions:

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website: http://www.sfu.ca/cogsci99/

Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 16:30:59 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: ACL99 CFP: General and Thematic Sessions

>> From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu>

ACL '99 Call for Papers
37th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
20--26 June, 1999
University of Maryland

[You may find it easier to read this information on the Web at

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Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 16:32:31 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: ACL99 Call for Tutorials

>> From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu>

Call for Tutorial Proposals

Tutorials Chair:

Richard Sproat
Bell Labs - Lucent Technologies


The ACL '99 Program Committee invites
proposals for the Tutorial Program for
ACL '99, to be held at the University of
Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, June
20--26, 1999. The tutorials for ACL '99
will be held on June 20th.

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Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 16:34:22 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>

>> From: alan harris <vcspc005@csun.edu>

Tfrom: cogling@ucsd.edu
Theme Session Call for Papers

6th International Cognitive Linguistics Association (ICLA) Conference
(Stockholm, July 1999)

Typological Research on Signed Languages: Cognition and Discourse

Session Coordinators: Sherman Wilcox and Terry Janzen

Several hundred signed languages are known to exist in the world, used
within communities in which the signed language is the primary language.
Most grammatical description of these languages, however, is not extensive,
and is confined to no more than a handful of these languages. There is
speculation that signed languages may share a significant number of
linguistic features even when such languages are genetically unrelated, due
in part to their common use of the hands and body as articulators and the
eyes, rather than ears, as perceptual organs. Very little actual work,
however, has been carried out with respect to which specific grammatical
features are shared, and which may differ.

Many questions surrounding the relationship between cognition and signed
language structure involve the cross-linguistic typology of structural and
semantic categories. It is not yet clear, however, whether certain
linguistic features of signed languages emerge cross-linguistically because
users of these languages employ similar articulatory and perceptual
systems, and how much variation between and within particular categories

The purpose of this session is to focus on information processing and
discourse structure as typological features among signed languages. A
cognitive approach to this topic assumes that signers will structure
their discourse to best represent and convey what is cognitively salient,
and that the grammar that emerges within a community of language users will
reflect this cognitive motivation.

We invite papers which focus on cognition and features of discourse
structure in
a variety of signed languages, with the intention of facilitating
discussion among researchers regarding typological features.

Abstracts (700 to 1400 words) are invited, and should be submitted
by November 31 to each of the following:



Sherman Wilcox, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Linguistics
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131


Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 16:43:29 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Conference on Consciousness and Cognition

>> From: "Robert L. Campbell" <campber@CLEMSON.EDU>

The 4th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society of Ireland
Dublin, Ireland, Aug 16-20, 1999 (aka mind-4)

Theme: "Two Sciences of Mind"

Confirmed invited speakers include;

Bernard Baars

Stuart Hammeroff

Kathy McGovern

Program Committee

Bernard Baars
Mark Bickhard
Robert Campbell
Terry Dartnall
Christian de Quincey
Stuart Hammeroff
Phil Kime
Paul Mc Kevitt
Yoshi Nakamura
Sean O Nuallain
Max Velmans
Lucien T. Winegar

Stream 1: Outer and Inner Empiricism in Consciousness Research


Sean O Nuallain

Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland


This stream will feature papers that attempt to show how "inner" states
can be elucidated with reference to external phenomena. "Inner empiricism"
designates experience, or qualia. Qualia are shaped (somehow) by brain
processes or states which sense and interpret the external phenomena. The
physical nature of these processes or states may tell us much about

Likewise, the argument that we are conscious of only one thing at a time
because of the gating action of the nuclei reticularis thalami (Taylor,
Baars, etc.) is
indicative of the kind of thinking we are trying to encourage. In this
vein, pain experience and its imperfect relationship to neural activity is
similarly relevant.

We particularly welcome papers that feature empirical data, or, if purely
theoretical in nature, show a grasp of the range of disciplines necessary
to do justice to the topic.

Papers are also invited that

- Interpret qualia in terms of panpsychism based on quantum mechanics
(or, in current terms, pan-protopsychism)

- Establish links with Whitehead's pan-experientialism

- Establish links with an account of the emergence of cognitive processes
out of self-maintenant processes that are non-cognitive

- Interrelate physiological processes at the neural level with current thought
in quantum mechanics

- Emphasize "relational empiricism," i.e., second-person considerations

- Investigate the brain processes or states giving rise to qualia at
whatever level the writer considers appropriate (eg intra-cellular
cytoskeletal activities and/or quantum-level phenomena).

- Involve studies of central pain states as well as other curiosities like
allodynia, spontaneous analgesia, pain asymbolia, and hypnotic analgesia.

Stream 2: Foundations of Cognitive Science


Sean O Nuallain

Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland


Robert L. Campbell

Department of Psychology, Clemson University,

Clemson, SC USA



Though deep and contentious questions of theory and metatheory have
always been prevalent in Cognitive Science--they arise whenever an
attempt is made to define Cognitive Science as a discipline--they have
frequently been downrated by researchers, in favor of empirical work that
remains safely within the confines of established theorizing and customary

Our goal to is redress the balance. We encourage participants in this
stream to raise and discuss such questions as:

* the adequacy of computationalist accounts of mind

* the adequacy of conceptions of mental representation as structures
that encode structures out in the environment

* the consequences of excluding emotions, consciousness, and the social
realm from the purview of cognitive studies

* the consequences of Newell and Simon's "scientific bet" that
developmental constraints did not have to be studied until detailed
models of adult cognition had been constructed and tested

* the relationship between cognitive science and formal logic

A wide range of theoretical perspectives is welcome, so long as the
presenters are willing to engage in serious discussion with the
proponents of perspectives that are different from their own:

* Vygotskian treatments of culture and cognition

* Dynamic Systems theories

* Piagetian constructivism

* interactivism

* neuroscience accounts such as those of Edelman and Grossberg

* theories of emergence in general, and emergent knowledge in

* perception and action robotics

* functional linguistics

* genetic algorithms

* Information Procesing

* connectionism

* evolutionary epistemology



Contributors will be asked to submit short papers (3000 word limit) in
the form of HTML files. Submissions to Stream 1 should be emailed to Sean
O Nuallain. Submissions to Stream 2 should be emailed to Robert Campbell.
The deadline for submissions is February 1, 1999.

All submissions accepted for presentation during the streams will be given
as 20-minute spoken papers.


The "MIND" conferences have normally had their proceedings published
by John Benjamins. We have already been approached by prospective publishers
for mind-4. All accepted papers and posters will be included in a preprint.
Robert L. Campbell
Professor, Psychology
Brackett Hall 410A
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-1511 USA
phone (864) 656-4986
fax (864) 656-0358
Editor, Dialogues in Psychology

Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 16:44:39 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: 2nd International Conference on Information Fusion

>> From: "Luong, Khanh Q" <khanh.q.luong@lmco.com>

The 2nd International Conference on Information Fusion will be held on 6-8
July, 1999 at Sunnyvale Hilton Inn, Silicon Valley, CA, USA with the
URL http://www.inforfusion.org/fusion99. Please forward to the
researchers who want to present the work related to "Fusion" or the
three subjects: Person Identification, Multi-Agent, and Advanced Voice
Recognition Data Fusion. Thank you in advance for contributing the

Dr. Khanh Q. Luong
P.O. Box 4840, EP7-222-MD27
Syracuse, NY 13221-4840

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Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 12:31:00 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: ichim99: Call for Papers - last call

November 23, 1998


>Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 15:39:29 -0500
>From: David Bearman <dbear@archimuse.com>


International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting (ichim99)
Washington, DC, USA
Sept. 23-26, 1999

***DEADLINE REMINDER: November 30, 1998 ***

Proposals are invited for the Fifth ICHIM Conference (formerly known as the
International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums). Since
its beginning in 1991, with a strict focus on interactivity, the scope of
ICHIM has broadened to include a full range of activities related to
Cultural Heritage Informatics. The 1997 ICHIM conference at Le Louvre in
Paris, attracted over 650 attendees from 25 countries.

Paper proposals will be accepted until November 30, 1998. All papers are
subject to critical peer review and will be judged by an international
Program Committee on the basis of the quality of the abstract. The
Proceedings of ichim99 will be published.

Please see the conference web site at http://www.archimuse.com/ichim99/ for
full details.

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Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 20:59:43 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: CFP: Resource logics and minimalist grammars

>> From: Resource Logics and Minimalist Grammars <rmlg@irisa.fr>

ESSLLI`99 workshop on
(deadline for submissions: March 15th 1999)
Utrecht, 16-20 August 1999

Christian Retor=E9 (IRISA, Rennes)=20
Edward Stabler (UCLA, Los Angeles)

URL: http://www.irisa.fr/RLMG
E-mail: rlmg@irisa.fr

A workshop held as part of the 11th European Summer School in Logic,
Language and Information (ESSLLI`99), August 9-20 1999, Utrecht

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Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 15:38:26 -0500
From: Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel@mcmaster.ca>
Subject: COCH/COSH call for papers

CALL FOR PAPERS / APPEL A COMMUNICATIONS (version fran&ccedil;aise suit)

A Session by COCH/COSH at the Congress of the Social Sciences and
Humanities, Sherbrooke, Canada, June 3-4, 1999

Teaching Humanities Computing: Programmes, Resources, and Course Designs

More and more universities are offering courses in the area of Humanities
Computing. The introduction of such courses, and in some cases entire
programmes, raises interesting questions regarding their place in the
Humanities curriculum. Some of the questions that need to be addressed are:

What is the place of Humanities Computing courses in the Humanities
curriculum? How should such courses and programmes be designed? Should such
courses be offered for credit or not? At what level should they be offered?
Should they be offered as part of departmental offerings or as
interdisciplinary courses? How are university courses in the area of
multimedia, computer graphics and text technology different (if at all)
from college courses? What theories, readings, skills and technologies do
we expect such courses to cover? What instructional resources from text
books to CD-ROMs are needed or have been developed? What has been the
reception of such courses so far among students and faculty?

COCH/COSH welcomes papers that address these questions for a session
dedicated to the teaching of Humanities Computing. Papers that deal with
theoretical issues in the light of actual university practice are


Une s&eacute;ance parrain&eacute;e par COCH/COSH au Congr&egrave;s des
sciences sociales et humaines, Sherbrooke, Canada, 3-4 juin, 1999

Enseigner l'informatique pour les sciences humaines: Programmes, ressources
et conception de cours

De plus en plus les universit&eacute;s offrent des cours d'informatique
appliqu&eacute;e aux sciences humaines. La pr&eacute;sence de tels cours,
voire de programmes complets soul&egrave;ve des questions
int&eacute;ressantes concernant leur r&ocirc;le parmi les &eacute;tudes en
sciences humaines. Les questions les plus pressantes sont:

Quel r&ocirc;le doivent jouer les cours d'informatique pour sciences
humaines dans les programmes universitaires? Comment structurer de tels
cours et de tels programmes? Doivent-ils compter vers le dipl&ocirc;me?
&Agrave; quel niveau d'&eacute;tudes doivent-ils s'offrir? Doit-on les
offrir comme cours d&eacute;partemental ou plut&ocirc;t comme cours
interdisciplinaire? Les cours des coll&egrave;ges techniques qui portent
sur le multim&eacute;dia, les graphiques par ordinateur et la technologie
des textes se distinguent-ils des cours offerts &agrave;
l'universit&eacute;? Quelles th&eacute;ories, lectures, connaissances
pratiques et technologies doivent normalement faire partie de tels cours?
Quelles ressources &eacute;ducatives - allant des manuels de classe
jusqu'aux CD - sont d&eacute;j&agrave; disponibles ou &agrave;
&eacute;laborer? De tels cours sont-ils bien re&ccedil;us jusqu'ici parmi
les enseignants et les &eacute;tudiants?

COCH/COSH sollicite des propositions de conf&eacute;rence qui traitent de
ces questions dans le cadre de l'enseignement de l'informatique
destin&eacute; aux sciences humaines, et en particulier les propositions de
conf&eacute;rences qui traitent des probl&eacute;matiques th&eacute;oriques
en prenant comme point de d&eacute;part la pratique universitaire actuelle.


Priority will be given to proposals (with a 100 word abstract) sent by
January 1 to either: / La pr&eacute;f&eacute;rence sera accord&eacute;e aux
propositions envoy&eacute;es avant le 1 janvier. Veuillez envoyer un
r&eacute;sum&eacute; de 100 mots soit &agrave;:

Geoffrey Rockwell
Director, Humanities Computing
Department of Modern Languages
TSH 312, McMaster University1280 Main St. W.
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4M2

Tel/T&eacute;l: (905)525-9140 x 24072
Fax/T&eacute;l&eacute;c.: (905) 577-6930
Internet: grockwel@mcmaster.ca ;

ou/soit &agrave; :

Bill Winder
COCH/COSH Secretary
Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies
#797-1873 East Mall
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z1
Tel/T&eacute;l: (604)822-4022
Fax/T&eacute;l&eacute;c.: (604) 822-6675
Internet: winder@interchange.ubc.ca ; http://www.interchange.ubc.ca/winder

See also the web site /voir &eacute;galement le site Toile pour COCH/COSH :

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