13.0366 conferences & workshops

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       [1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (55)
             Subject: Upcoming conference: The Cognitive Basis of

       [2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (55)
             Subject: MW2000 Update and Deadline Reminders

       [3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (22)
             Subject: ANLP/NAACL2000 Workshop 2nd Call for Papers

       [4] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (52)
             Subject: Final CFP: Integrating Information from

       [5] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (16)
             Subject: ACL-2000 Call for Papers

       [6] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (28)
             Subject: CFP ESSLLI-2000

       [7] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (47)
             Subject: LREC Workshop on meta-descriptions and

             Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 06:31:34 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: Upcoming conference: The Cognitive Basis of

    >> From: Gary Bartlett <garybartru@netscape.net>

    Announcing an international interdisciplinary conference on:


    Earnshaw Hall, University of Sheffield, UK 2 pm Wednesday 28 June to 2
    pm Saturday 1 July 2000

    Sponsored by the Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies, University of

    The conference will address such questions as the following: What is it
    about human cognition which either enables us, or fits us, to do
    science? Do scientific abilities have some sort of distinctive innate
    basis? (Is there a science "module"?) Or are scientific abilities
    socially constructed out of general-learning mechanisms? How do
    different elements of our cognition fit together to underpin
    scientific reasoning? To what extent are there continuities between the
    cognitive processes involved in child development, those engaged in by
    hunter-gatherer communities, and those which are distinctive of
    scientific enquiry? How fundamental is the concept of "cause" in
    scientific reasoning, and how do we come by it? (Is the concept of "ca=
    use" innate?) How important is simplicity as a constraint on scientific
    explanation, and to what extent does its use in science reflect some
    more general cognitive constraint? What place do the emotions have in an
    adequate account of scientific activity?

    Participants will include the following: =

    Atran, Scott (Anthropology, CNRS Paris & Michigan)
    Butterworth, George (Cognitive Science, Sussex)
    Carruthers, Peter (Philosophy, Sheffield)
    Chater, Nick (Psychology, Warwick)
    Evans, Jonathan (Psychology, Plymouth)
    Gelman, Rochel (Psychology, UCLA)
    Harris, Paul (Psychology, Oxford)
    Hilton, Denis (Psychology, Toulouse)
    Koslowski, Barbara (Psychology, Cornell)
    Laurence, Stephen (Philosophy, Sheffield)
    Lipton, Peter (History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge)
    Mithen, Steven (Archaeology, Reading)
    Nemeroff, Carol (Psychology, Arizona State)
    Over, David (Philosophy, Sunderland)
    Papineau, David (Philosophy, King's London)
    Ravenscroft, Ian (Philosophy, King's London)
    Siegal, Michael (Psychology, Sheffield)
    Stich, Stephen (Philosophy, Rutgers)
    Subbotsky, Eugene (Psychology, Lancaster)
    Thagard, Paul (Philosophy, Waterloo)
    Varley, Rosemary (Human Communication Science, Sheffield)

    THIS IS NOT A CALL FOR PAPERS. All conference slots are by invitation
    only. There will be an opportunity to display posters. Abstracts should
    be submitted to the e-mail address below by 1 May 2000.

    Details of the conference programme will be available in April or May
    2000. To be placed on the distribution list and/or to receive a
    break-down of conference costs and a registration form, e-mail the
    following address:


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             Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 06:32:19 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: MW2000 Update and Deadline Reminders

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

                         Museums and the Web 2000
                            April 16-19, 2000
                        Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


    You can still propose to demonstrate your web site, provide an
    in-depth mini-workshop, or participate in the Crit-Room. See the web
    site at http://www.archimuse.com/mw2000/ and make your proposal
    online. Deadline for all proposals is February 15, 2000.


    Are you from a small museum, or under-represented country? You can
    still apply for and MW2000 scholarship, but hurry the deadline's
    soon. See http://www.archimuse.com/mw2000/scholarships/ Your
    application must be complete, including supervisors signature, by
    January 31, 2000.


    Nominate your favourite site for review by our international panel of
    judges in the Best of the Web Awards. See
    http://www.archimuse.com/mw2000/best/ for the full list of categories
    and the names of the committee. (no lobbying please. Judges can't win


    New this year! We've borrowed an idea from art and design education!
    In the Crit Room you'll have a chance to get first-hand feedback from
    your colleagues and peers about your site, or your newest site
    design, facilitated by Larry Friedlander and Rob Semper. Got
    something almost out of beta that could use some feedback? Or do you
    want to know what everyone else REALLY thinks about your site?
    Propose yourself as a subject in the Crit Room (the MW2000 site will
    be first -- please be kind!)


    You'll find a fully updated program on-line now at
    http://www.archimuse.com/mw2000/sessions/. Or try the tabular view at

    There's now a full list of MW presenters, and their on-line papers
    available from http://www.archimuse.com/mw.html


            Scholarships: Extended to January 31, 2000

            Regular Registration, Feb. 15, 2000

            Proposals for Demos, Up-Close Sessions, Crit Room: Feb. 15, 2000

            Nominations for Best of the Web: Feb. 15, 2000

            Hotel Reservation Cut off Date: March 24, 2000


    Email MW2000@archimuse.com for further info.

    See you in Minneapolis!

    jennifer and David.
    J. Trant and D. Bearman mw2000@archimuse.com
    Co-Chairs, Museums and the Web Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Archives & Museum Informatics April 16-19 1999
    2008 Murray Ave, Suite D http://www.archimuse.com/mw2000/
    Pittsburgh, PA 15217 phone +1 412 422 8530
    USA fax +1 412 422 8594

             Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 06:33:27 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: ANLP/NAACL2000 Workshop 2nd Call for Papers

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

                            Second Call for Papers

                      Workshop on Automatic Summarization
            (pre-conference workshop in conjunction with ANLP-NAACL2000)
                    website: http://www.isi.edu/~cyl/was-anlp2000

    sponsored by
    ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics)
    MITRE Corporation

    Sunday, April 30, 2000
    Seattle, Washington, USA

    The problem of automatic summarization poses a variety of tough challenges
    in both NL understanding and generation. A spate of recent papers and
    tutorials on this subject at conferences such as ACL/EACL, AAAI, ECAI,
    IJCAI, and SIGIR point to a growing interest in research in this field.
    Several commercial summarization products have also appeared. There have
    been several workshops in the past on this subject: Dagstuhl in 94, ACL/EACL
    in 97, and the AAAI Spring Symposium in 98. All of these were extremely
    successful, and the field is now enjoying a period of revival and is
    advancing at a much quicker pace than before. ANLP/NAACL'2000 is an ideal
    occasion to host another workshop on this problem.

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             Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 06:34:04 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: Final CFP: Integrating Information from

    >> From: root <root@Leibniz.lili.uni-bielefeld.de>

    This is the Final Call for Papers for the


             "Integrating Information from Different Channels
                         in Multi-Media-Contexts"

    to be held as part of ESSLLI 2000 at Birmingham (UK), August 6-18, 2000

    URL: http://www.lili.uni-bielefeld.de/~wicic


    In everyday situations agents must combine information from different
    sources: Reference and predication can be based both on gestural and
    spoken information. Inferences demand extracting information from
    diagrams and the text built around them. Focus of attention is often
    indicated by visual, gestural or acoustic means.

    The growing number of researchers interested in multimodal information
    reflects its practical relevance, not least in the construction of
    man-machine interfaces. In order to model complex multimodal
    information, a notion of composite signal is called for in which
    the different "threads of information" are integrated. Understanding
    composite signals may be necessary for all fields of science dealing
    with information, whether empirically or formally oriented. Research
    in this area is bound up with logical, linguistic, computational and
    philosophical problems like

           - assessing the semantic contribution of information from
             different sources,
           - compositionality in the construction of information
           - extending the notions of reference, truth and entailment in
             order to capture the content of "mixed information states" and
           - experimentally measuring the activity on different channels or
           - investigating timing problems concerning "interleaving
             threads" of information.

    Despite their foundational flavour, emerging theories in this area
    have applications in domains as diverse as discourse analysis
    (monitoring and back-channelling behaviour), styles of reasoning,
    robotics (reference resolution by pointing) and Virtual Reality
    (integration of gesture and speech).

    Consequently, the workshop is addressed to scholars from different
    fields: We welcome experimental researchers investigating
    e.g. gesture, eye movement or other means of focussing in relation to
    speech. At the same time workshop contributions of linguists,
    logicians or computer scientists are invited who work on the
    description and the formal modelling of complex signals. Finally, work
    concerning the simulation of production or understanding of complex
    signals, Virtual Reality type, neural net like or other, is also


    For further and occassionally updated information, please visit

    Kenneth Holmqvist (LUCS), Hannes Rieser (SFB360) and
    Peter Kuehnlein (SFB360)

             Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 06:35:23 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: ACL-2000 Call for Papers

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

                            ACL 2000 Call For Papers

                   38th Annual Meeting of the Association for
                          Computational Linguistics
                            3--6 October, 2000
                                 Hong Kong

       The Association for Computational Linguistics invites the submission of
       papers for its 38th Annual Meeting. As was the case with last year's ACL
       conference, the technical sessions of the conference will be of two kinds.
       There will be General Sessions as well as a number of special Thematic
       Sessions organized around themes proposed by members of the computational
       linguistics community.

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       Further information on the individual themes and topics appropriate to each
       can be obtained from the ACL-2000 conference website

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             Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 06:36:48 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: CFP ESSLLI-2000

    >> From: Catherine Piliere <Catherine.Piliere@loria.fr>


    --- Concerns all students in Logic, Linguistics and Computer Science ---

                      --- We apologize for multiple copies ---

                  --- Please circulate and post among students ---


                             SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

                          ESSLLI-2000 STUDENT SESSION

                  August 6-18 2000, Birmingham, Great Britain

                     Submission Deadline : March 15th, 2000



    We are pleased to announce the Student Session of the 12th European
    Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI-2000) organized
    by the University of Birmingham and located at the same University in
    August 2000 (http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~esslli). We will welcome
    submission of papers for presentation at the ESSLLI-2000 Student Session
    and for appearance in the proceedings.

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    In order to present a paper at ESSLLI-2000 Student Session, at least one
    student author of each accepted paper has to register as a participant
    at ESSLLI-2000. Nevertheless, the authors of accepted papers will be
    eligible for reduced registration fees.
    For all information, please consult the ESSLLI-2000 web site:

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             Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 06:39:33 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: LREC Workshop on meta-descriptions and

    >> From: Hamish Cunningham <hamish@dcs.shef.ac.uk>

    * *
    * First EAGLES/ISLE Workshop on *
    * Meta-Descriptions and Annotation Schemas for *
    * Multimodal/Multimedia Language Resources *
    * *
    * *
    * LREC 2000 Pre-Conference Workshop *
    * Athens, Greece *
    * *
    * 29 or 30 May 2000 *
    * *
    * 1st Announcement *
    * and *
    * Call for Papers *
    * *
    * *

    1. Workshop Outline

    Currently, we can identify a number of trends in the community dealing
    with multimodal/multimedia language resources:

       - The number of resources is increasing rapidly.
       - Due to multimedia extensions and rich annotations the structural
         complexity of the resources is entering new dimensions.
       - The quantity of data to be handled is increasing enormously due to
         multimedia extensions, demanding new solutions.
       - The development of technology makes us assume that more and more of
         these resources will be available on the Internet.

    The joint EC/NSF funded EAGLES/ISLE [1] initiative aims to create
    standards and guidelines that can be applied to natural interactivity
    and multimodal language reources (e.g. speech, gesture, facial
    expressions, manual languages) that support the creation, use, re-use
    of and access to such resources. As part of this initiative, the
    workshop will address current trends and discuss structures which
    could simplify and assist the creation and use of annotated
    multimodal/multimedia resources, the process of finding suitable
    resources, and accessing them, for instance, via the Web. The workshop
    will address two related areas: annotation schemas and
    meta-descriptions for multimodal/multimedia language resources.

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    Information about the workshop such as call, schedule, and program can
    be found on the web-page: http://www.mpi.nl/world/ISLE
    Information about the LREC conference can be found on the web-page:

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