12.0421 conferences & calls

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 12 Feb 1999 21:38:23 +0000 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 421.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (126)

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (46)
Subject: ELRA call for proposals

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (45)
Subject: ESSLLI: Last Call

[4] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (13)
Subject: ESSLLI'99 Student Session 2nd Call for Papers

[5] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (125)
Subject: 2nd CallForPapersTHAI-ETIS

[6] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (37)
Subject: Reminder: Reservation deadline for MW99

[7] From: Michael Popham <michael.popham@computing- (55)
Subject: "Metadata Matters" BCS one-day seminar 10/03/99

Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 21:28:20 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>

>> From: Paul Mc Kevitt <pmck@kom.auc.dk>

Mind 4
Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, August 16-20, 1999

Theme: "Two Sciences of Mind"

Confirmed invited speakers include:
Bernard Baars
David Galin
Karl Pribram
Stuart Hammeroff
Kathy McGovern
Steven Nachmanovitch
Jacob Needleman

Program Committee:
Bernard Baars
Mark Bickhard
Robert Campbell
Christian de Quincey
Stuart Hammeroff
Paul Mc Kevitt
Kathy McGovern
Steven Nachmanovitch
Jacob Needleman
Sean O Nuallain
Yoshi Nakamura
Max Velmans
Terry Winegar

Keynote addresses:

Bernard Baars: "The Compassionate Implications of Brain Imaging of
Conscious Pain: New Vistas in Applied Cognitive Science."

Jacob Needleman: "Inner and Outer Empiricism in Consciousness Research"

Stream 1: Outer and Inner empiricism in consciousness research

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. They 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
consciousness. 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 are similarly relevant. We particularly
welcome papers that feature empirical data, or, lacking these data, 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 a quantum-mechanics based panpsychism (or, in
current terms, pan-protopsychism)
- Establish links with developments like Whitehead's pan-experientialism and
process thought
-Interrelate physiological processes at the neural level with current
thought in QM
- Emphasize "relational empiricism", ie 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.

The invited talks include:
David Galin "The Experience of 'Spirit' in Cognitive Terms."
Stuart Hameroff "Quantum Computin and Consciousness"
Steve Nachmanovitch "Creativity and Consiousness"

Each of these talks will be followed by a panel discussion discussing
respectively, consciousness as explored experientially, through scientific
investigation, and in the arts.

Stream 2: Foundations of Cognitive Science


Sean O Nuallain
Dublin City University, Dublin 9, 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 CS as a discipline--they have frequently been downrated by
researchers, in favor of empirical work that remains safely within the
confines of established theories and methods.

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 do not have to be studied until detailed models of adult
cognition have 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 approaches to culture and cognition
* Dynamic Systems theories
* Piagetian constructivism
* interactivism
* neuroscience accounts such as those of Edelman and Grossberg
* accounts of emergence in general, and emergent knowledge in particular
* 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 ASCII text files (HTML files are also welcome, but are optional) to
Robert Campbell (for stream 2) and Sean O Nuallain (stream 1).
(e-mails campber@CLEMSON.EDU,sean@compapp.dcu.ie)

The deadline is March 1, 1999. We will email notification of acceptance or
rejection by April 1.

The standard presentations during the streams will be 20-minute talks and
poster sessions.


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: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 21:31:14 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: ELRA call for proposals

>> From: Jeff ALLEN <jeff@elda.fr>



Full version of call of proposals is available at:

If you would like to receive a copy of the call for proposals by e-mail,
please contact Jeff ALLEN, mailto:jeff@elda.fr


8 February 1999

The European Language Resources Association (ELRA) invites proposals for the
first of a series of calls for the (co-)production and packaging of Language
Resources (LRs), open to companies and academic organisations that comply
with eligibility conditions provided below.

ELRA is planning to commission the production, packaging and/or
customisation of speech and written LRs needed by the Language Engineering
(LE) community, and is inviting applications for production and/or
packaging/repackaging projects, which could be eligible for funding from
ELRA. The purpose of the call is to ensure that necessary resources are
developed in an acceptable framework (in terms of time and legal conditions)
by the LE players. This call is targeted towards projects with short time
scales (projects lasting up to one year but preferably shorter) and the size
of the funding will be considerably small. The ELRA funding is to be seen as
effective and useful for producers being both tactical in their aims for the
targeted market, which means that they do know all about the needs on the
specific market, and strategic with regard to what to produce in order to
fulfil these needs.

In order to qualify for funding eligibility under the European Commission
4th Programme, the institution(s) making the proposal must belong to one of
the European Union Member States, or be in Liechtenstein, Iceland or Norway.

It is preferred that proposals not exceed 100,000 EURO. ELRA hopes to fund
several proposals.

Timetable of deadlines:
Announcement of the Call: 8 February 1999
Submission deadline for proposals: 19 March 1999
Notification of reception of proposals before 26 March 1999
Acceptance notifications and negotiations to start on the 5th April 1999

NOTE: Only complete proposals will be reviewed. Should you have further
questions, please contact Jeff ALLEN at the ELDA/ELRA office for details
before 1 March 1999.

55 rue Brillat-Savarin
75013 Paris FRANCE
e-mail: <jeff@elda.fr>
Tel: (+33) 1 43 13 33 33
Fax: (+33) 1 43 13 33 30

Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 21:34:00 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: ESSLLI: Last Call

>> From: root <root@Leibniz.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

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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, 12 Feb 1999 21:35:47 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: ESSLLI'99 Student Session 2nd Call for Papers

>> From: amalia@liia.u-strasbg.fr

August 9-20, 1999, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Deadline : March 15th, 1999


We are pleased to announce the Student Session of the 11th European Summer
School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI'99) organized by the
University of Utrecht under the auspices of the European Association for
Logic, Language and Information (FOLLI) and located at the University of
Utrecht in August 1999. We will welcome submission of papers for
presentation at the ESSLLI'99 Student Session and appearance in the

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Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 21:36:43 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: 2nd CallForPapersTHAI-ETIS

>> From: lanzaron@dsi.unimi.it (Gaetano Aurelio Lanzarone)

Call for papers


European Symposium on Telematics, Hypermedia and Artificial Intelligence

in education and training for the new professions in the Information

Varese, Italy, June 21-22 1999

This two-day Symposium is organised jointly by the Universita' degli
Studi dell'Insubria at Varese and the European Consortium of the
THAIland project (Telematics, Hypermedia and Artificial Intelligence).
Members of the Consortium are the Universities appearing as affiliations
of the program committee members listed below. The THAIland project is
concerned with preparing a Master-level curriculum that focuses on the
artist-engineer of the future, from either a technical/information
systems or media background, developing specialists who will make a
valid contribution to the growing telematics "content" sector.


The aim of the Symposium is to bring together experts from different
areas of computer science, artificial intelligence and other
disciplines, both from the academic environment and from public/private
enterprise, who have a common interest in exploring the new employment
opportunities that arise from the recent trends in ICT: the
interdisciplinary professions combining creative and technological
capabilities in producing content material for the Information Society
and the type of education and training needed to qualify for these
innovative positions.


The contributions requested describe proposals, projects and experience
underway, within educational institutions and research centres as well
as in public and private enterprise, in defining, implementing and
experimenting content and education for the new multimedial professions
of the Information Society.

Contributions are expected that emphasise one or more of the following

- the innovative aspects of the pedagogical, methodological and content
provision approach;
- the interdisciplinary character of the combination of technological
and creative aspects;
- the technological aspects that support the educational proposal;
- the context (regional, national or transnational) of the educational
- the relationship between the educational institution and the
productive environment;
- the advantages and the business opportunities provided to enterprises
by the new professional profiles;
- the relationship between residential education and open and distance
- the use by enterprises of the new educational means in the process of
continuously updating their employees' professional capacities;
- the contributions made by these innovative educational means to
keeping the individual citizens in pace with the evolution of society
through a lifelong learning process.

The requested contributions concern the opportunities for cultural,
professional and occupational development, and the competitive
advantage, offered by information and communication technologies, with
respect to the preparation of content. A non-exhaustive and open list of
main sectors of activity follows.


- creation and diffusion of electronic publishing (multimedia CD's,
on-line newspapers and magazines, ...), digital and virtual libraries;
- development of Internet information services (municipal networks,
telematic squares, virtual cities, value added services like brokering
and information collection/interpretation through intelligent agents,
multimedia information retrieval, electronic commerce, =85);
- virtual education (no longer distance learning but learning "without
distances"!); virtual classrooms and virtual campuses;
- arts and entertainment (design and maintenance of virtual worlds,
electronic art, virtual performances, =85).


Chris Hutchison, Kingston University (U.K.) (Co-Chairman)
Gaetano Aurelio Lanzarone, University of Insubria at Varese (Italy)

Phillip Burrel, Southbank University (U.K.)
Ulises Cortes, Technical University of Catalonia (Spain)
Matti Hamalainen, Espoo-Vantaa Institute of Technology (Finland)
Daniele Herin, University of Montpellier II (France)
Veli-Pekka Liflander, Espoo-Vantaa Institute of Technology (Finland)
Daniele Marini, University of Milan (Italy)
Wolf Paprotte', Munster University (Germany)
Ramon Sanguesa, Technical University of Catalonia (Spain)
Christian Wolf, University of Leipzig (Germany)


Send either a full paper (of max. 16 double spaced pages) or a short
paper (of max. 8 double spaced pages) to one of the Program Committee
co-chairs. Electronic mail submission in self contained Postscript
format is encouraged. Alternatively one hard copy may be submitted by
post (contact one co-chair first). The paper must be must be written in
English, must be original and not submitted or accepted by any
conference or journal.. The submitted papers will be reviewed by at
least two members of the program committee. The acceptance will be based
on originality of work, on the relevance of the topic for the Symposium
and on the overall quality.


- by 20 February: submit the paper;
- by 20 March: acceptance response;
- by 20 April: send the final camera-ready paper.


The accepted (both full and short) papers will be included in the
pre-prints, distributed at the Symposium. The papers actually presented
at the Symposium will be published, possibly in a version revised after
the Symposium, in a collective book by an international publisher.


The Symposium will be held in the city of Varese in northern Italy,
which can be reached in 30 minutes from the new Milan airport, Malpensa
2000. A historic city founded by the Gauls, Varese is known as the
"Garden City" because of the many villas and parks distributed
throughout its territory, spread out along the foothills of the Alps and
in the midst of many lakes. Important also from the artistic-cultural
point of view, the area offers the typical Lombard architecture, castles
with frescoes, Renaissance villas and many 18th century palaces with
splendid gardens in the Italian style of the period. Consult the
Internet for the site of the Varese province to navigate in four
languages through this interesting area: http://www.provincia.va.it even
before coming to the Symposium.

Related events and preliminary arrangements

During the two days of the symposium, time will be allocated for
discussion. Two invited speakers are planned. A related exhibition will
take place in the same site on projects, products and demonstrations on
all the topics covered by the symposium. Authors wishing to show a
demonstration are requested to submit (in the same way as for the paper)
a 200 word abstract describing the application.

Contact addresses:

Gaetano Aurelio Lanzarone:

Chris Hutchison:

Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 21:37:02 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Reminder: Reservation deadline for MW99

>> From: "J. Trant" <jtrant@archimuse.com>

MW Museums and the Web MW
MW March 11-14, 1999 MW
MW New Orleans, Louisiana MW
MW http://www.archimuse.com/mw99/ MW

Dear Friends and Colleages,

Just a quick note to remind you that the hotel reservation 'cut-off' date
for Museums and the Web in New Orleans is February 17, 1999. Make your
reservations at:

The Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Poydras Plaza at Loyola Avenue
New Orleans
Louisiana 70113-1805

Reservations: 1 800 233 1234
Telephone: +1 504 561 1234
Fax: +1 504 587-4141

Call the hotel, and mention that you are attending Museums and the Web to
get the special conferece rate.... but do so by February 17, 1999. Space is
filling up fast but the hotel must honour our rate. Please contact us if
you have any trouble making your reservation.

Speakers papers are now beginning to appear on the conference web site. See
http://www.archimuse.com/mw99/speakers/index.html for the list of

See you all in New Orleans!

jennifer and David
J. Trant and D. Bearman mw99@archimuse.com
Co-Chairs, Museums and the Web New Orleans, Louisiana
Archives & Museum Informatics March 11-14, 1999
2008 Murray Ave, Suite D http://www.archimuse.com/mw99/
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 phone +1 412 422 8530
USA fax +1 412 422 8594

Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 21:39:18 +0000
From: Michael Popham <michael.popham@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: "Metadata Matters" BCS one-day seminar 10/03/99

* Apologies for cross-posting *
* All replies to: penfold@eps-edge.demon.co.uk *

British Computer Society
Electronic & Multimedia Publishing Specialist Group


Wednesday 10 March 1999 (10.00-5.30)
Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies
Russell Square, London WC1

Metadata plays a crucial role in the identification, retrieval, and
management of all digital assets. Yet this vital feature of the emerging
electronic informationndscape - the virtual space that we will all soon
inhabit - has for a long time remained largely unknown, disregarded, and
misunderstood. However, now there is a growing consensus amongst
information professionals of all backgrounds that metadata matters.

Generations of librarians have used metadata to catalogue collections of
non-electronic materials. It is thanks to the existence of such catalogues
that any of us can find a book, compact disk, or video in our local public
library in a matter of minutes rather than days, and with a minimum of
foreknowledge or expertise. Although it is less clear if or how one should
catalogue a multimedia CD-ROM or database, let alone an interactive
electronic journal, or even an entire web site, developments with Digital
Object Identifiers (DOI) are beginning to make such an approach possible.

The growing ubiquity of the Internet is encouraging the creation and
distribution of a range of new digital resources - electronic texts,
images, audio, and video files - each of which presents new problems when
considering the assertion of intellectual property rights, implementing
charging models, access restrictions, and the like. Here again, metadata
matters and DOI has a role to play.

This meeting is intended to look at as many aspects of this fundamental
topic as possible - including DOI, the Dublin Core, RDF (Resource
Description Framework) - bringing together expert speakers from a range of
disciplines and industries, to present their experiences of creating and
exploiting electronic metadata. The meeting should be of interest to
anyone concerned with the development and use of digital assets, and will
provide a vital forum for the interchange of ideas and expertise.

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To register for the seminar, complete and return the registration form
available for download from:


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Hard copy leaflets will shortly be sent to Group members, but the above
details and information about previous meetings can be found on the Group
web site at:


David Penfold (Administrator, BCS EMPSG)

David Penfold, Edgerton Publishing Services
30 Edgerton Road, Huddersfield HD3 3AD, UK
Tel 01484 519462; Fax 01484 451396; Mobile 0850 058544
E-mail: Penfold@eps-edge.demon.co.uk

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