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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 97.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: Harry Bunt <Harry.Bunt@kub.nl> (56)
             Subject: IWCS-5 2nd Call for Papers/Special Event/Invited

       [2] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi (48)
             Subject: CEPE2001 Proceedings on "IT and the Body"

       [3] From: Sascha Ossowski <sossowski@escet.urjc.es> (31)
             Subject: SAC 2003 Coordination Track: CfP&R

             Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 11:49:03 +0100
             From: Harry Bunt <Harry.Bunt@kub.nl>
             Subject: IWCS-5 2nd Call for Papers/Special Event/Invited Speakers

                          Fifth International Workshop on
                              COMPUTATIONAL SEMANTICS
                   January 15-17, 2003, Tilburg, The Netherlands

                                   Endorsed by
          SIGSEM, the ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Semantics
               SIGLEX, the ACL Special Interest Group on the Lexicon

       | SPECIAL EVENT |
       | |
       | On Tuesday January 14, the day before the start of IWCS-5, |
       | the first meeting will take place of the SIGSEM Working Group |
       | on Multimodal Meaning Representation (see www.sigsem.org). |
       | All IWCS-5 participants are invited to attend this meeting. |
       | More information about the meeting will soon be available on |
       | the SIGSEM and IWCS-5 websites. |

                                  CALL FOR PAPERS

    Tilburg University will host the Fifth International Workshop on
    Computational Semantics (IWCS-5), which will take place from 15-17
    January 2003. The aim of the workshop is to bring together
    researchers interested in any aspects of the computation of
    meaning in natural language, in language-based multimedia objects,
    or in multimodal messages.

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                               FURTHER INFORMATION

    Secretariat: Ms Anne Adriaensen
                   Computational Linguistics and AI
                   Tilburg University
                   PO Box 90153
                   5000 LE Tilburg
                   The Netherlands
                   Fax: +31-13 466 31 10
                   Phone: +31-13 466 30 60
                   Email: computational.semantics@kub.nl

    Website: http://let.kub.nl/research/TI/sigsem/iwcs/iwcs5/index.htm

    IWCS-5 is endorsed by SIGSEM, the ACL Special Interest Group in
    Computational Semantics (see http://www.sigsem.org)
    and by SIGLEX, the ACL Special Interest Group on the Lexicon
    (see 3http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~mpalmer/siglex2.html).

       Harry C. Bunt
       Chair of Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence
       Tilburg University
       P.O. Box 90153
       5000 LE Tilburg, the Netherlands
       Phone: +31 - 13 466.3060 (secretary Anne Andriaensen)
                           2653 (office, room R 102)
       Fax: +31 - 13 466.3110
       WWW: http://cwis.kub.nl/~fdl/general/people/bunt/index.stm

             Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 11:51:19 +0100
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi
             Subject: CEPE2001 Proceedings on "IT and the Body"

    CEPE2001: IT and the Body
    Conference Objectives and Key theme
    The aim of CEPE2001 is to establish an international multidisciplinary
    forum for the development of innovative debate and dialogue between moral
    philosophy and the emerging field of information and communication
    technology (ICT). The conference aims to foster and promote philosophical
    work, which is intended to make a constructive contribution to the ethical
    questions associated with the adoption, use, and development of ICT. The
    conference committee welcomes work of high quality regardless of school of
    thought or philosophical tradition from which it derives.

    The special theme of CEPE2001 is IT and the Body
    Information and Communication Technology is becoming increasingly
    pervasive. We use ICT in most human activities. McLuhan describes ICT as
    the world's nervous system (others talk of it as an extension of the
    senses of human beings). ICT is not just a metaphor of the body (and
    vice-versa) or a metaphor for the empowerment of the human body. It can be
    viewed as a real extension of the human body. Examples of this are Bionics
    (the science studying the possibilities of partly or totally implanting
    artificial pieces of human bodies as eyes, arms, legs, brain, etc.) and
    the advances in the Human Genome Project (which is, to a large extent, a
    bio-informatics research programme). Furthermore, in health care, many of
    the medical procedures are computer assisted (for example NMR - Magnetic
    Nuclear Resonance).

    Important philosophical and ethical questions arise from examples such as
    these. Are the inner connections between ICT devices and our nervous
    system a loss for our privacy and human dignity? Is it fair to repair
    damaged brains with computer-assisted interfaces? Are there limits to
    using computer technologies as a support for artificial pieces in the
    human body? Should a human be considered a cyborg if most of his body is
    artificial? Do they have rights to citizenship? Is there an ethics of the
    post-human? Such questions involve many philosophical and ethical concepts
    such as: personhood, personal identity, the right to privacy, the right to
    health, the right to personal data ownership. Other philosophical
    challenges about our body are raised from Virtual Reality and Artificial

    CEPE2001: Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiries on *IT and the Body*

    List of abstracts and full papers can be read at:

    The Conference website is available at:


    Dr Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer,
    Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London,
    Strand, London WC2R 2LS, U.K.,
    +44 (0)20 7848-2784, ilex.cc.kcl.ac.uk/wlm/,
    willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk, w.mccarty@btinternet.com

             Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 11:58:37 +0100
             From: Sascha Ossowski <sossowski@escet.urjc.es>
             Subject: SAC 2003 Coordination Track: CfP&R

                          CALL FOR PAPERS AND REFEREES
                   (Apologies if you receive multiple copies)

                18th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2003)
         Special Track on Coordination Models, Languages and Applications

                                March 9-12, 2003
                            Melbourne, Florida, USA

    SAC 2003
    Over the past seventeen years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
    (SAC) has become a primary forum for applied computer scientists and
    application developers from around the world to interact and present
    their work. SAC 2003 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on
    Applied Computing (SIGAPP) and is presented in cooperation with other
    ACM Special Interest Groups. SAC 2003 is hosted by the Department of
    Computer Science at Florida Institute of Technology.

    Authors are invited to contribute original papers in all areas of
    experimental computing and application development for the technical
    sessions. There will be a number of special tracks on such issues as
    Programming Languages, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Agent
    Systems, Multimedia and Visualization, etc.

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    Track Home Page
    Further information can be found at the special track home page:


    Important Dates
         * September 6, 2002: Paper Submission
         * October 18, 2002: Author Notification
         * November 8, 2002: Camera-Ready Copy

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