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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 08:15:52 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 47.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Jeremy Hunsinger <jhuns_at_vt.edu> (36)
         Subject: Interactions: Artifacts & Us

   [2] From: "Joergen Villadsen" <jv_at_imm.dtu.dk> (110)
         Subject: Final call for papers: CSLP_at_Context07 - EXTENDED

   [3] From: Kevin Kee <kevin.kee_at_brocku.ca> (49)
         Subject: Interacting with Immersive Worlds Conference - June 4-5

   [4] From: "Soraker, J.H. (Johnny, GW)" (80)
         Subject: Call for participation: European Computing and
                 Philosophy Conference (ECAP) 2007

         Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 08:03:24 +0100
         From: Jeremy Hunsinger <jhuns_at_vt.edu>
         Subject: Interactions: Artifacts & Us

>Begin forwarded message:
>From: shew_at_vt.edu
>Date: May 23, 2007 5:56:33 PM EDT
>To: Jeremy Hunsinger <jhuns_at_vt.edu>
>Call for Graduate Student Abstracts
>Interactions: Artifacts & Us: A Graduate Student Conference
>Exploring Our Relationships with Things and
>Theirs with Us September 7-9, 2007 Blacksburg, Virginia
>The Science & Technology Studies graduate students at Virginia Tech
>welcome abstract submissions on topics relating to concepts and
>artifacts, the uses they are put to, the evolution and impacts of
>technology, scientific objects and their study, the role of the engineer
>in design, and more. Possible topics could include: the role of
>phlogiston in chemical theorizing, the use of social networking on the
>internet and how it changes relationships, the use of medical
>technologies in the classification of disease, the role of a disease
>concept in the experience of illness, the way telescopes and microscopes
>change how we envision the world, the role of failure in engineering
>design, the use and misuse of technology in everyday life. Basically,
>anything you can argue fits in the topic will be considered!
>Deadline for Submission: June 1, 2007
>Submissions should include a cover sheet with the title and author
>name(s), institutional affiliation, and contact information, as well as
>an abstract page prepared without identification of the authors or
>affiliations. Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation and
>discussion by blind review. Please keep abstracts under 500 words.
>Submissions should be emailed as Word or PDF attachments to:
>Ashley.Shew_at_gmail.com, with a subject line of "Interactions Conference

         Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 08:05:28 +0100
         From: "Joergen Villadsen" <jv_at_imm.dtu.dk>
         Subject: Final call for papers: CSLP_at_Context07 - EXTENDED DEADLINE

Final call for papers: CSLP_at_Context07

4th International Workshop on Constraints and Language Processing
                20-21 August 2007, Roskilde, Denmark


Affiliated with CONTEXT07, http://context-07.ruc.dk

DEADLINE for submissions: May 29, 2007 - EXTENDED

The CSLP_at_Context07 workshop considers the role of constraints in
the representation of language and the implementation of language
processing. This theme should be interpreted inclusively:
contributions from linguistics, computer science, psycholinguistics
and related areas are welcome, and an interdisciplinary perspective
is of particular interest.

The collocation with the CONTEXT07 conference underlines the
application of constraints for context comprehension and discourse

Constraints are widely used in linguistics, computer science, and
psychology. How they are used, however, varies widely according to the
research domain: knowledge representation, cognitive modelling,
problem solving mechanisms, etc. These different perspectives are
complementary, each one adding a piece to the puzzle. For example,
linguistics proposes in-depth descriptions implementing constraints
in order to filter out structures by means of description languages,
constraint ranking, etc. The constraint programming paradigm, on the
other hand, shows that constraints have to be taken as a systematic
whole and can thus play a role in building the structures (or can even
replace structures). Finally, psycholinguistics investigates the role
of constraint systems for cognitive processes in comprehension and
production as well as addressing how they can be acquired.

Invited speakers:
2 or 3 distinguished researchers will be announced on the workshop
web pages.

The workshop seeks contributions from different areas working with
constraints in relation to language including, but not limited to the

   . Constraints in human language comprehension and production
   . Context modelling and discourse interpretation
   . Acquisition of constraints
   . Constraints and learning
   . Cross-theoretical view of the notion of constraint
   . New advances in constraint-based linguistic theories
   . Constraint satisfaction (CS) technologies for NLP
   . Linguistic analysis and linguistic theories biased towards CS or
     constraint logic programming (CLP)
   . Application of CS or CLP for NLP
   . CS and CLP for other than textual or spoken languages, e.g.,
       sign languages and biological, multimodal human-computer
       interaction, visual languages,
   . Probabilistic constraint-based reasoning

Authors are invited to submit extended abstract or a full paper of up
to 12 pages. Papers should be prepared as PDF files using the format
for Springer's LNCS/LNAI series,

Each submission will be commented by two or three reviewers.

Preliminary proceedings are distributed at the workshop and,
depending on number and quality of submissions, a volume of revised
and selected papers are under considerations at an international

Please submit papers as PDF files, following the guidelines
at http://control.ruc.dk/CSLP2007.html

Important dates
Submission deadline May 29, 2007 - EXTENDED
Notification June 14, 2007
Final version July 5, 2007
Workshop 20 and-or 21 August 2007

Registration is done through the CONTEXT conference website, and
the fee covers the conference and all workshops.
At least one author of each accepted paper must register and present
the paper at the workshop.

Program Committee

Philippe Blache (Provence University, France)
Henning Christiansen (Roskilde University, Denmark), co-chair
Veronica Dahl (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Denys Duchier (INRIA, France)
John Gallagher (Roskilde University, Denmark)
Claire Gardent (University of Nancy, France)
Barbara Hemforth (Provence University, France)
Jerry Hobbs (University of Southern California, USA)
M. Dolores Jim=E9nez-L=F3pez (Tarragona, Spain)
Michael Johnston (AT&T, USA)
Lars Konieczny (Freiburg university, Germany)
Shalom Lappin (King's College, UK)
Detmar Meurers (Ohio State University, USA)
V=E9ronique Moriceau (Universit=E9 Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France)
Gerald Penn (University of Toronto, Canada)
Kiril Simov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
J=F8rgen Villadsen (Technical University of Denmark), co-chair
Eric Villemonte de la Clergerie (INRIA, France)

Organizing committee
Philippe Blache (Provence University, France)
Henning Christiansen (Roskilde University, Denmark), co-chair
Veronica Dahl (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
J=F8rgen Villadsen (Technical University of Denmark), co-chair

For any questions related to the workshop, do not hesitate to
write to workshop co-chair Henning Christiansen, henning_at_ruc.dk

More information at http://control.ruc.dk/CSLP2007.html

         Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 08:07:06 +0100
         From: Kevin Kee <kevin.kee_at_brocku.ca>
         Subject: Interacting with Immersive Worlds Conference - June 4-5


Interacting with Immersive Worlds
An International Conference presented by the
Interactive Arts and Science Program,
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
JUNE 4-5, 2007

Register to attend at: www.brocku.ca/iasc/immersiveworlds

Focusing on the growing cultural significance of interactive
media, IWIW will feature over 50 academic papers organized along four streams:
-- Theory of Immersive Worlds explores: i. the theory of interactivity, from
perspectives such as narrative and gameplay (ludology); ii. analyses
of the cultural
and psychological effects of immersive worlds.
-- Creative Practices in Immersion examines interactive new media art, and its
exploration of new idioms and challenges in immersive worlds.
-- Immersive Worlds in Education examines the application of immersive
technologies to teaching and learning.
-- Immersive Worlds in Entertainment examines entertainment applications of
immersive technologies.

The IWIW conference also features 4 keynote speakers:
-- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Director of the Quality of Life Research Center at
the Drucker School, Claremont Graduate University
-- James Paul Gee, Tashia Morgridge Professor of Reading, University of
Wisconsin at Madison (sponsored by Owl Children's Trust and the Brock Research
Institute for Youth Studies)
-- Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Director of the Computing Culture group at the MIT
Media Lab
-- Denis Dyack, Director/President, Silicon Knights

Visit the conference Web site at www.brocku.ca/iasc/immersiveworlds

Organizing Committee:
-- Dr. Dale Bradley, Department of Communications, Popular Culture
and Film, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario,
Canada L2T 2J3 Dale.Bradley_at_brocku.ca
-- Jean Bridge, Director, Centre for Digital Humanities, Brock
University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2T 2J3 Jean.
-- Denis Dyack, President, Silicon Knights, 1 St. Paul Street, St.
Catharines, Ontario, Canada. denis_at_siliconknights.ca
-- Dr. Barry Grant, Department of Communication, Popular Culture and
Film, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
L2T 2J3 Barry.Grant_at_brocku.ca
-- Dr. Dave Hughes, Department of Computer Science, Brock University,
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2T 2J3
-- Dr. Kevin Kee, Department of History, Brock University, St.
Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2T 2J3 Kevin.Kee_at_brocku.ca
-- Dr. John Mitterer, Psychology, Brock University, St. Catharines,
Ontario, Canada L2T 2J3 John.Mitterer_at_brocku.ca

         Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 08:08:04 +0100
         From: "Soraker, J.H. (Johnny, GW)" <j.h.soraker_at_gw.utwente.nl>
         Subject: Call for participation: European Computing and 
Philosophy Conference (ECAP) 2007
Call for participation:
European Computing and Philosophy Conference (ECAP) 2007
(Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this
announcement - Please distribute widely)
June 21-23, 2007, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands,
Program Chair: Philip Brey
Local organisation: Johnny Hartz S=F8raker and
Katinka Waelbers, <mailto:ECAP07_at_gw.utwente.nl>
More information: <http://www.utwente.nl/ecap07>
We are proud to announce the fifth European
Conference on Computing and Philosophy (ECAP), to
be held on the campus of the University of
Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. E-CAP is the
European conference on Computing and Philosophy,
the European affiliate of the International
Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP,
president: Luciano Floridi). The conference will
deal with all aspects of the "computational turn"
that is occurring through the interaction of the
disciplines of philosophy and computing. The
conference is interdisciplinary, and includes
presentations by scholars from philosophy,
computer science, social science and related disciplines.
A full description of the tracks and tentative
program can be found at the website:
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