12.0352 conferences & workshops

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:36:57 +0000 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 352.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (15)
Subject: deadline extended: ICCS99

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (23)
Subject: ACL'99 and EACL'99 REMINDERS

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (35)
Subject: CFP - Education in Language and Speech Technology

[4] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (58)
Subject: CFP: 3rd Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and

[5] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (53)
Subject: CFP for I2-DSI Applications Workshop

[6] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (59)
Subject: CFP: ESSLLI Workshop

[7] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (24)

Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:24:23 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: deadline extended: ICCS99

>> From: Koiti Hasida <hasida@etl.go.jp>

Dear colleagues,

Submission deadline for the 2nd Internaitonal Conference of Cognitive
Science is extended,

for talk/oral presentations, the new deadline is now 2/20 (Sat.)
for poster presentations, the new deadline is now 2/27 (Sat.)

because we recently realized that colleagues in our neighborhood
countries have not been well informed of the early deadline, which was
the end of this month. We encourage you to take advantage of this
change and submit the most recent development of your work. Thank

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Naomi Miyake
Program Chair, ICCS'99

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Our web cite is at http://www.sccs.chukyo-u.ac.jp/ICCS99/

Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:26:02 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: ACL'99 and EACL'99 REMINDERS

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

The deadline for receipt of submissions to be considered for
presentation at ACL99 at the University of Maryland in June is fast
approaching: in particular, general session papers and thematic
session papers are due by 25th January 1999.

Please see the conference web site for submission information:


Robert Dale
Ken Church

Final Reminder: EACL '99 Submission deadline is 1999/1/18

Please note that the deadline for receipt of submissions to be
considered for presentation at EACL '99 in Bergen in June is very
soon: Normal session papers, student session papers and poster and
demo sessions are all due by the end of 18 January 1999 (that's 2400
GMT on 18 January 1999). See the calls for papers for submission

Normal, poster and demo sessions:

Student session:

Henry S. Thompson
Alex Lascarides

Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:27:12 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: CFP - Education in Language and Speech Technology

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

University of Bergen,
Bergen, Norway
12th June 1999





Our field is such that curricula have always been closely related to
computational theories and related tools. However, the tools that are
available are often no more than unrefined versions of programs
developed in research laboratories that authors have generously
made available to the public.

Consequently, the relationship between available tools and the goals
of Education in Language and Speech Technology (ELST) is, more often
than not, a casual one that individual course designers may seek to
strengthen by, for example, adapting the functionality of the tools
themelves, the user interface, the context in which they are
presented, etc. In other cases, computatational tools are specially
developed to suit the needs of particular courses. Given the number
of courses in existence whose aims are basically rather similar, it is
reasonable to suppose that a lot of work is being unnecessarily

One of the concrete objectives of this workshop is to establish a
registry of computational tools that are currently being used to
support ELST. A related aim, is to consider whether it is feasible or
desirable to adopt common approaches to the development of tools and
environments specifically designed with educational goals in mind.

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WEBSITE http://www.cs.um.edu.mt/~mros/celst


Michael Rosner
e-mail: mros@cs.um.edu.mt

Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:29:48 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: CFP: 3rd Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation

>> From: ingrid@wins.uva.nl (Ingrid van Loon)

The Third International Tbilisi Symposium
on Language, Logic and Computation

Batumi, Georgia
September 12-16, 1999

First Announcement and Call for Papers

In 1999, the Tbilisi International Symposium on Language, Logic and
Computation, will be held in the Black Sea coast resort Batumi from 12th
to 16th of September. The Symposium is organized by the Centre for
Language, Logic and Speech (Tbilisi State University), in conjunction with
the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation of the University of
Amsterdam. The 1999 meeting is the third installment of a series of
biannual Symposia. The first meeting was held in the Georgian mountain
resort Gudauri and the second took place in the capital of Georgia Tbilisi.
The Third Symposium is dedicated to the memory of the prominent Georgian
logician Shalva Pkhakadze.


The Symposium welcomes papers on current research in all aspects of
Linguistics, Logic and Computation, including but not limited to:

Natural language semantics/pragmatics
Algebraic and relational semantics
Natural language processing
Logic in AI and natural language
Natural language and logic programming
Automated reasoning
Natural language and databases
Information retrieval from text
Natural language and internet
Constructive logic and modal systems

In line with the main trend in this field we strongly encourage the
submission of papers concerning applications of logic to computation and
the application of logic and computation to language description and

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Information on registration and accommodation will appear in future
announcements. For more information you may take a look at:


or contact:

George Chikoidze
Dept. of Language Modelling
Inst. of Control Systems
Georgian Academy of Sciences
34, K. Gamsakhurdia
380060 Tbilisi
phone: +995 32 382136
fax: +995 32 942391


Ingrid van Loon
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
University of Amsterdam
Plantage Muidergracht 24
NL-1018 TV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
phone: +31 20 525 6051
fax: +31 20 525 5206

Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:31:12 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: CFP for I2-DSI Applications Workshop

>> From: "Bert J. Dempsey" <bert@ils.unc.edu>


Internet2 Distributed Storage Infrastructure (I2-DSI)
Applications Workshop

March 4-5, 1999,
Chapel Hill, NC (USA)


Submission Deadline:
1-Page White Papers: Feb. 5, 1999
(Notification by Feb. 8 of invitations)


The Internet2 Distributed Storage Infrastructure (I2-DSI) project will
develop a global platform for delivering reliable, scaleable,
high-performance distributed storage services to the academic
community. I2-DSI represents an opportunity for application developers
to experiment with structured, reliable replication services
running on a set of geographically dispersed servers connected to
next-generation Internet backbone networks.

The I2-DSI architecture replicates digital objects to platforms
with WWW (and other) servers and then transparently resolves service
requests to ensure that users will access "nearby copies" of
digital objects. Since the I2-DSI core manages the replication
process and object sharing is made transparent to the end-user,
application developers can readily adopt and experiment with the
I2-DSI service. This architecture is described in a white paper available at

Under the umbrella of UCAID's Internet2 project (http://www.internet2.edu),
I2-DSI is now pursuing a full implementation of the initial architecture,
including academic developers with their applications, and industrial
sponsorship valued at over $1.2M in equipment and $150K+ in
development funding. Corporate sponsors include a broad spectrum of
companies in all areas of networking and computer systems (see list of sponsors
below). For the initial testbed, IBM servers with ~1 TB of storage and
1 GB RAM are currently being installed at high-speed backbone access points in
North Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, South Dakota, and Hawaii. Collaborations
with Canadian, European and Japanese networks are under discussion.


This workshop will bring together representatives from application
development groups who are interested in and/or have experimented
with providing high-performance access for remote users.
The specific objectives of the workshop include:

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or contact:

Dr. Bert J Dempsey
School of Information and Library Science (asst professor)
Department of Computer Science (adjunct asst professor)
CB 3360, 205 Manning Hall
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
Email: dempsey@cs.unc.edu
Web: http://www.ils.unc.edu/~bert/
Phone: 919-962-8066
Fax: 919-962-8071

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Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:32:01 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: CFP: ESSLLI Workshop

>> From: pkuehnle <deixis@lili.uni-bielefeld.de>

> ESSLLI-workshop on
> ================================================================
> Workshop held in the section 'Language and Computation' as part of the
> 'Eleventh European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information'
> August 9-20, 1999, Utrecht, The Netherlands
> Elisabeth Andr'e (DFKI, Univ. of Saarbruecken)
> Massimo Poesio (CogSci/HCRC, Univ. of Edinburgh)
> Hannes Rieser (Bielefeld Univ. & SFB 360)
> Questions concerning the workshop may be addressed to any of the organisers.
> Deixis has always been at the heart of reference research as widely known
> literature in semantics and pragmatics (H.H. Clark, S.C. Levinson, H. Kamp,
> D. Kaplan, W.V. Quine) demonstrates. Being fundamental, it is in the common
> focus of several disciplines: Cognitive science, linguistics, philosophical
> logics, AI, and psychology.
> Until recently, little was known about the role of pointing and demonstration
> in deixis, especially about the coordination of speech and gesture
> in deictic contexts. The situation has now changed due to research in
> linguistics, ethnomethodology, vision, neuro-computation, gesture analysis,
> psychology, and computer simulation.
> At present, research is going on at various places, aimed at the integration
> of deixis information from e.g. the visual and the auditory channel.
> Relevant topics in this new field are e.g. saliency, focus-monitoring, types
> of gestures and demonstrations, and especially the emergence and structure of
> composite signals but it also has intimate connections with problems of long
> standing such as grounding, mutuality or agents' coordination in discourse.
> The workshop will integrate different methodologies, experimental paradigms,
> computer simulation including virtual reality approaches and formal modelling
> alike. It is addressed to Master-students, PhD-students and scholars working
> on philosophical, linguistic or computational aspects of deixis including
> gesture.
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> To obtain further information about ESSLLI-99 please visit the ESSLLI-99
> home page at http://esslli.let.uu.nl/ and the home page of this
> workshop at http://www.lili.uni-bielefeld.de/~deixis
> Elisabeth Andr'e (DFKI, Univ. of Saarbruecken): Elisabeth.Andre@dfki.de
> Massimo Poesio (CogSci/HCRC, Univ. of Edinburgh): poesio@cogsci.ed.ac.uk
> Hannes Rieser (Bielefeld Univ. & SFB 360): rieser@lili.uni-bielefeld.de

Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:32:38 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>

>> From: "A.J.Bicker" <A.Bicker@ukc.ac.uk>

Dear Colleague,

We have only just discovered that the original dates for ASA2000 Conference
(26-29 March) will clash with the annual Bar Association Conference also to
be held at SOAS.

We would therefore be grateful if you would make a note in your diaries
that the revised dates for ASA2000 are now Sunday 2nd (evening) -
Wednesday, 5th April inclusive - still at SOAS, London.

Our apologies for any inconvenience - this was due to factors beyond our

Best wishes,
Alan Bicker, Paul Sillitoe, Johan Pottier.

Message from:
Alan Bicker,
Research Fellow,
Department of Anthropology,
Eliot College,
University of Kent at Canterbury,
Kent, CT2 7NS,
Tel: +44 (0)1227 823686 (Direct)
Tel: +44 (0)1227 823942 (Office)
Fax: +44 (0)1227 827289
Email: a.bicker@ukc.ac.uk

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