13.0503 workshops and conferences

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       [1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (98)
             Subject: ESSLLI workshop call

       [2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (51)
             Subject: CONF: Cross Language Evaluation Forum - Call for

       [3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (362)
             Subject: SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

             Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 08:01:10 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: ESSLLI workshop call

    >> From: Hana Filip <filip@ling.nwu.edu>

                            ESSLLI 2000 Workshop on

                              August 6 - 10, 2000

                          A workshop held as part of the
             Twelfth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
                      August 6 - 18, 2000, Birmingham, Great Britain

                         ** FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS **

                          Submission Deadline: April 15, 2000

    ORGANIZER: Hana Filip, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA

    The workshop focuses on the structuring of eventuality types
    by means of Paths, with special reference to the sources of
    telicity effects that are related to Paths in the concrete
    spatial domain, but also in a variety of other domains: cp.
    "John ran along/toward/into the house", "The train squealed
    into/out of the station", "John hammered the metal flat".

    The structure of eventuality types and spatial relations are clearly
    central to our understanding of categories encoded in linguistic
    expressions and to our understanding of human cognition. Several
    research domains--linguistics, cognitive science, artificial
    intelligence and psychology--have focused on different
    aspects of these topics. While significant breakthroughs have
    been achieved in all these domains, the theoretical structures
    proposed tend to share little in common. One of the goals of this
    workshop is to bring to the fore the connections among them,
    and ultimately to show how a synthesis of the relevant results
    can be useful in the formulation of linguistic hypotheses in
    the domain event structure and telicity, and in providing empirical
    motivation for them.

    The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working
    on linguistic, logical, computational and/or psychological
    aspects of the workshop topic, and submissions from all these areas
    of research are welcome.

    Topics of the workshop will include (but are not limited to)
    the following four main areas:

    (1) the ingredients of a general semantic framework for the
    representation of eventuality types involving Paths in a variety
    of dimensions, and for the calculation of the telic and atelic
    interpretation of sentences in which Paths of various types
    are crucially implicated;
    (2) representational issues at the level of event structure,
    and the mapping between event structure and syntax;
    the treatment of mismatches between semantic and syntactic categories
    (in terms of general compositional rules vs. other kinds of mechanism,
    such as telicity shifts and coercion, underspecification at the level
    of verbal and/or phrasal meanings);

    (3) mathematical, logical and computational aspects of modelling of
    spatial relations (e.g., the axis and vector grammars, and their suitability
    for describing directional expressions in human language);

    (4) the possibility of identifying universals of basic spatial terms
    that may pre-linguistically available to human beings and that are
    subject to modification by linguistic (and extra-lingustics) experience.

    All researchers, but especially Ph.D. students and young researchers, are
    invited to submit an abstract by April 15, 2000. Electronic submissions are
    highly encouraged (preferably as plain ASCII or Postscript). Abstracts
    should not exceed 2 (A4 or letter) pages, typeset in 10-12 points,
    with at least 2.5 cm / 1 inch margins. Submitted abstracts should
    be anonymous and be accompanied by the following details:

       - Title
       - Authors' names and affiliation
       - Address
       - E-mail addresses

    Submissions should be sent before April 15, 2000 to the following

    Hana Filip
    Department of Linguistics
    Northwestern University
    2016 Sheridan Road
    Evanston, IL 60208-4090
    Tel: 847-491-7020
    Fax: 847-491-3770

    e-mail: filip@babel.ling.nwu.edu
    If electronic submission is impossible, please send four copies of the
    paper to the above address. Informal enquiries by e-mail to
    the organizer are most welcome.

    Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to submit full papers by
    June 1, 2000. Papers should not exceed 10 (A4 or letter) pages,
    typeset in 10-12 points, with at least 2.5 cm / 1 inch margins.
    The papers will be made available in a summer school reader.
    If sufficiently many high-quality papers are submitted, they may be
    published in an edited volume.


         April 15, 2000: Deadline for abstract submissions
         May 1, 2000: Notification of acceptance
         June 1, 2000: Final version of paper due
         August 6, 2000: Start of workshop


    To obtain further information about ESSLLI'2000 please visit

             Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 08:02:28 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: CONF: Cross Language Evaluation Forum - Call for

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


                  CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

    A Cross-Language System Evaluation activity is now being launched
    in Europe. The activity is sponsored by the DELOS Network of
    Excellence for Digital Libraries in collaboration with the US National
    Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the TREC

    The Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) will run three main
    evaluation tracks in 2000, testing multilingual, bilingual and monolingual
    (non-English) information retrieval systems. There will also be a special
    sub-task for domain-specific cross-language evaluation.

    For further information, see <http://www.iei.pi.cnr.it/DELOS/CLEF>.

    The results of the activity will be presented during a two-day Workshop
    on Multilingual Information Access, 21-22 September in Lisbon, Portugal,
    immediately after the fourth European Conference on Digital Libraries
    (ECDL2000: see <http://www.bn.pt/org/agenda/ecdl2000>).

    Those intending to participate in CLEF 2000 are requested to send an
    e-mail to Carol Peters (carol@iei.pi.cnr.it), as soon as possible,
    indicating in which task(s) they intend to participate.

    Data Release - 1 April 2000
    Topic Release - 8 May 2000
    Receipt of results from participants - 1 July 2000
    Release of relevance assessments and individual results - 15 August 2000
    Submission of paper for Working Notes - 5 September 2000
    Workshop - 21-22 September 2000

    Carol Peters
    Istituto di Elaborazione della Informazione
    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
    (or IEI-CNR)
    Area della Ricerca di Pisa
    Via Alfieri, 1
    56010 Ghezzano, PISA, Italy

    Tel: +39 050 315 2897
    Fax: +39 050 315 2810

    Jeff ALLEN - Technical Manager/Directeur Technique
    European Language Resources Association (ELRA) &
    European Language resources - Distribution Agency (ELDA)
    (Agence Europe'enne de Distribution des Ressources Linguistiques)
    55, rue Brillat-Savarin
    75013 Paris FRANCE
    Tel: (+33) - Fax: (+33)

    *** See the Language Resources and Evaluation
    Conference (LREC) 2000 Web site:
    http://www.elda.fr/lrec2000.html ***

             Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 08:07:56 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

    >> From: leonel@lingapli.ciges.inf.cu


    On its 30th Anniversary

    JANUARY 23-26, 2001

    The Center of Applied Linguistics of the Santiago de Cuba's branch of
    the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, is pleased to
    announce on the occasion of its 30 Anniversary, the Seventh
    International Symposium on Social Communication. The event will be held
    in Santiago de Cuba January 23rd through the 26th, 2001. This
    interdisciplinary event will focus on social communication processes
    from the points of view of Applied Linguistics, Computational
    Linguistics, Medicine, Voice Processing, Mass Media, and Ethnology and

    The Symposium will be also sponsored by:

    .... University of Oriente, Cuba

    .... Higher Institute for Medical Sciences,
        Santiago de Cuba

    .... Pedagogical University 'Frank Pais',
        Santiago de Cuba

    .... Information for Development Agency,

    .... University of Twente, The Netherlands

    .... National Council of Scientific Research,

    .... University of Leon, Spain

    .... University of Malaga, Spain

    .... University of Granada, Spain

    .... Humboldt University, Germany

    Authors will be allowed to present only one paper pertaining to the
    following disciplines:

    1. Applied Linguistics:
    - Spanish and foreign language teaching

    - Spanish as a second language

    - Phonetics and Phonology

    - Lexicology and Lexicography

    - Morphology and Syntax

    - Sociolinguistics

    - Psycholinguistics

    - Textual Linguistics and

    - Terminology

    - Translations

    2. Computational Linguistics:

    - Software related to linguistic research

    - Automated grammatical tagging of texts

    - Automated dictionaries

    - Software related to the teaching of mother
        tongues and foreign languages

    - Related issues

    3. Voice Processing:

    - Research related to Cry Analysis

    - Applications of analysis, synthesis
        and voice-recognition

    - Artificial intelligence and voice

    4. Medical specialties related to speech and voice and with Social
    Communication in general:

    - Logopedy and Phoniatry

    - Neurology

    - Otorhinolaringology

    - Stomatology

    - Child Psychiatry

    - Pediatrics

    - Cronobiology

    5. Mass Media:

    - Linguistic research related to the
        speech of journalists, actors and
        radio and television announcers.

    - Textual Analysis of radio and
        television programs, and of print
        and electronic media articles

    6. Ethnology and Folklore:

    - Research related to Social Communication

    Activities that will take place within the event are:

    - Pre-Symposium seminars

    - Discussion of papers in commissions

    - Master conferences

    - Workshops

    - Posters


    The Symposium will be preceded by two seminars that will be taught by
    prestigious specialists to be announced. The seminars will take place
    Monday, January 22nd of 2001 and will focus on the following subjects:

    - Spanish as a second language

    - Latest trends in Computational Linguistics

    Participants should say in advance what pre-symposium seminars they want
    to take part in. An additional fee of 20.00 USD will be charged for each

    Participation certificates will be available.


    A workshop entitled 'Applied Linguistics in the Spanish-speaking World'
    will be held on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Center of
    Applied Linguistics.

    During the symposium four master lectures will be delivered by:

    - Prof. Dr. Anton Nijholt, Professor
        and Researcher, Twente University,
        Enschede, Holland.

    - Dr. Hiroto Ueda, Professor and
        Researcher, Department of Spanish,
       Tokyo University, Japan.

    - Dr. Mercedes Cathcart Roca, Professor
        and Researcher, Faculty of Humanities,
        University of Oriente, Santiago de Cuba,

    - Dr. Manuel Vilares Ferro, Professor
        and Researcher, Vigo University, Spain.


    The deadline of submission of paper abstracts is July 1st, 2000. They
    should not exceed 250 words. Notification of acceptance of a paper by
    the Symposium's Scientific Committee will be sent before July 30th,


    To enable the Organizing Committee to include the Proceedings as part of
    the Symposium's documentation, accepted papers must be sent before
    September 1st, 2000, with the following requirements:

    1. The paper will not exceed 5 pages
    including graphics, footnotes and

    2. It should be written using Word 6.0
    or Word 7.0 for Windows and sent to the
    Symposium's Executive Secretary either
    via e-mail (attachment) or by mailing
    a 3=BD-inch diskette.

    3. Each page must be written in an A4
    (mail type) format with left, right,
    top, and bottom margin of 2.5 cm.

    4. The paper must be written in one
    of the event's official languages:
    Spanish, English or French.

    Instructions for paper submission:

    1. Write down the authors' names,
    one under the other, at the left
    top of the first page, all in Arial
    bold capital letters, 10 points (Word 6.0
    or 7.0). Under the authors' names should
    appear in bold (only initials capital
    letters) the institution, city, country
    and e-mail address if available.

    2. In a separate line, at the center,
    the title of the paper must be written
    in Arial bold, Italics, 11 points size

    3. The text will follow -not in bold-
    with the same Arial letter, 10 points
    size and leaving one space between lines.

    4. Paragraphs will have no indentation.
    Spaces between paragraphs will be of 3

    5. Section titles will be written in
    Arial bold, and sub-sections titles
    will be written in Arial Italic.

    6. Footnotes will appear at the end
    of each page in Arial 9 points size

    Presentation time will be 15 minutes
    and 5 minutes for discussion.

    Authors must advise in advance if
    they will need a tape recorder,
    video set, computer or other kind
    of equipment for presentation.


    Posters should be 1 meter wide and 1.2 meter high. Authors will be
    responsible of displaying them in the morning of the presentation.
    Abstract submission should include the word POSTERS. For proceedings,
    follow instructions above. Notice: unlike full papers, posters will not
    exceed 3 pages.

    All mail or inquiries should be addressed to:

    Dr. Eloina Miyares Bermudez
    Secretaria Ejecutiva
    Comite Organizador
    VII Simposio Internacional
    de Comunicacion Social
    Centro de Linguistica Aplicada
    Apartado Postal 4067, Vista Alegre
    Santiago de Cuba 4, Cuba 90400
    Telephones: (53-226) 42760 or
    (53-226) 41081
    Fax: (53-226) 41579
    E-mail: leonel@lingapli.ciges.inf.cu

    Spanish, English and French


    Speakers and Delegates 160.00 USD
    Companions 80.00 USD

    Payment must be in cash during registration and it covers a copy of the
    Proceedings, all other documentation related to the event, speaker's
    certificate, welcome cocktail, concert and tours. Companions will have
    access to all of the above, except copies of the proceedings.


    The Organizing Committee guarantees accommodation in 3, 4, and 5 star
    hotels with preferential prices for participants in the event.


    - Abstract Submission deadline:
        July 1st, 2000

    - Notification on paper's approval
        by Scientific Committee:
        by July 30, 2000

    - Delivery of papers either by
        e-mail or by mail using 3=BD-inch
        September 1st, 2000

    - Pre-Symposium seminars:
        January 22nd, 2001

    - 7th International Symposium
        on Social Communication:
        January 23rd through 26th, 2001


    Santiago de Cuba, located at some 900 kms from Havana, is Cuba's second
    largest city. Its economic, cultural and social importance in Cuban
    history is unquestionable. Santiago is also the capital of the province
    with the same name. Surrounded by the green mountains of the Sierra
    Maestra range and the Caribbean Sea, Santiago is unique in its geography
    and beautiful landscape. Its surroundings make the city one of the most
    important tourist attractions on the entire island. The Organizing
    Committee, in coordination with the city's tourist agencies will offer
    visiting delegates a host of options allowing participants to enjoy the
    city's beauty and charm.


    President of Honor:
    Dr. Rosa Elena Simeon Negrin
    Minister of Science, Technology
    and the Environment
    Republic of Cuba

    Aida Almaguer Furnaguera
    Representative of the Ministry
    of Science, Technology and the
    Santiago de Cuba

    Gerardo Garcia Cabrera
    President of Information
    for Development Agency
    Ministry of Science,
    Technology and the Environment

    Vitelio Ruiz Hernandez
    Member of the Academy
    of Science of Cuba
    Center of Applied Linguistics
    Santiago de Cuba

    Leonel Ruiz Miyares
    Director of Center of
    Applied Linguistics
    Santiago de Cuba

    Eloina Miyares Bermudez
    Executive Secretary of the
    Seventh International
    Symposium on Social Communication
    Center of Applied Linguistics
    Santiago de Cuba

    Marcos Cortina V.
    Rector University of Oriente
    Ministry of Higher Education
    Santiago de Cuba

    Nayra Pujals
    Rector Higher Institute
    for Medical Sciences
    Ministry of Public Health
    Santiago de Cuba

    Cesar Torres
    Rector Pedagogical University
    'Frank Pais'
    Ministry of Education
    Santiago de Cuba

    Anton Nijholt
    Professor and Researcher
    Twente University
    Enschede, Holland

    Kathleen Wermke
    Professor and Researcher
    Humboldt University
    Berlin, Germany

    Renate Siegmund
    Professor and Researcher
    Humboldt University
    Berlin, Germany

    Mercedes Cathcart Roca
    Professor and Researcher
    Faculty of Humanities
    University of Oriente
    Santiago de Cuba

    Daniela Ratti
    National Council of
    Scientific Research
    Genoa, Italy

    Lucia Marconi
    National Council of
    Scientific Research
    Genoa, Italy

    Claudia Rolando
    National Council of
    Scientific Research
    Genoa, Italy

    Jose Ramon Morala Rodriguez
    Professor and Researcher
    University of Leon

    Gloria Corpas Pastor
    Professor and Researcher
    University of Malaga

    Daniel Madrid
    Vicedean of International
    Faculty of Education
    University of Granada

    Ercilia Estrada Estrada
    Scientific Council
    Center of Applied Linguistics
    Santiago de Cuba

    Nancy Alamo Suarez
    Center of Applied Linguistics
    Santiago de Cuba

    Humberto Oca=F1a Dayar
    Professor and Researcher
    Pedagogical University 'Frank Pais'
    Santiago de Cuba

    Miladys Diodene Adame
    Ministry of Education
    Santiago de Cuba



    Mr./Ms. ___________________

    Organization: _____________

    Title: ____________________

    Business address: ______________

    City: _______ Telefax: _________

    Phone: ___________


    Home address: __________________

    City: ________ Telephone: ______

    I wish to participate in
    Pre-Symposium seminars (optional)

    ___Spanish as a second language

    ___Latest trends in Computational

    Paper title: _________________

    Date: ________________

    Signature: ___________

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