LINGUIST List 10.1149

Fri Jul 30 1999

Calls: SAC 2000, Language of War

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  1. Andrea Omicini, ACM SAC 2000 - Track on COORDINATION
  2. Mima, Language of War

Message 1: ACM SAC 2000 - Track on COORDINATION

Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 12:33:09 +0200
From: Andrea Omicini <>
Subject: ACM SAC 2000 - Track on COORDINATION


 2000 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2000)

 Special Track on Coordination Models, Languages and Applications

 March 19-21, 2000
 Villa Olmo, Como, Italy


SAC 2000:
Over the past fourteen 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 2000 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on
Applied Computing (SIGAPP) and in cooperation with ACM SIGs SIGBIO,

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, Mobile and
Scientific Computing, Internet and the WWW, etc.

Coordination Models, Languages and Applications Track:
A special track on coordination models, languages and applications
will be held at SAC 2000. The term "coordination" here is used in a
rather broad sense covering traditional models and languages (e.g.
ones based on the Shared Dataspace and CHAM metaphors) but also other
related formalisms such as configuration and architectural description
frameworks, systems modeling abstractions and languages, programming
skeletons, etc.

Major topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

 * Novel models, languages, programming and implementation techniques.
 * Relationship with other computational models such as object
 oriented, declarative (functional, logic, constraint) programming
 or extensions of them with coordination capabilities.
 * Applications (especially where the industry is involved).
 * Theoretical aspects (semantics, reasoning, verification).
 * Software architectures and software engineering techniques.
 * Configuration and Architecture Description Languages.
 * Middleware platforms (e.g. CORBA).
 * All aspects related to the modeling of Information Systems
 (groupware, Internet and the Web, workflow management, CSCW).

Track Program Chairs:
Andrea Omicini				George A. Papadopoulos

LIA, DEIS, Facolta' di Ingegneria	Department of Computer Science
Universita' degli Studi di Bologna	University of Cyprus
Viale Risorgimento, 2			75 Kallipoleos Str., P.O.B. 20537
40136 Bologna - ITALY			CY-1678, Nicosia, CYPRUS

E-mail:		E-mail:
Tel: +39 051 2093015			Tel: +357 2 338705/06
Fax: +39 051 2093073			Fax: +357 2 339062

Guidelines for Submission:
Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will
be considered. This includes three categories of submissions: 1)
original and unpublished research; 2) reports of innovative computing
applications in the arts, sciences, engineering, business, government,
education and industry; and 3) reports of successful technology
transfer to new problem domains. Each submitted paper will be fully
refereed and undergo a blind review process by at least three
referees. The accepted papers in all categories will be published in
the ACM SAC 2000 proceedings.

Submission guidelines must be strictly followed:

 * Submit six (6) copies of original manuscripts to either of the SAC 2000
 Coordination Models, Languages and Applications Track Program Chairs
 (addresses shown above). Alternatively, submit your paper electronically
 in uuencoded compressed postscript format; this is strongly encouraged.
 Fax submissions will not be accepted.

 * The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body
 of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person.
 This is to facilitate blind review.

 * The body of the paper should not exceed 5,000 words (approximately
 15 pages, double-spaced).

 * A separate cover sheet (in the case of electronic submission this
 should be sent separately from the main paper) should show the title
 of the paper, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), and the
 address (including e-mail, telephone, and fax) to which
 correspondence should be sent.

 * All submissions must be received by September 1, 1999.

Anyone wishing to review papers for this special track should contact the
Track Program Chairs at the addresses shown above.

Important Dates:
 * September 1, 1999: Paper Submission.
 * November 1, 1999: Author Notification.
 * December 1, 1999: Camera-Ready Copy.
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Message 2: Language of War

Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 09:34:35 -0400
From: Mima <mdedaicVOA.GOV>
Subject: Language of War

 Edited Volume on LANGUAGE / WAR / CONFLICT

 We are working on a project entitled *AT WAR WITH WORDS*. Several
 publishers have expressed preliminary interest. We are looking for
 several theoretically-informed essays (25-30 pages finished length, not
 including notes or tables) addressing the relationship between
 linguistic usage and political competition, conflict, turmoil, and war.

 Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

 -- State-imposed language use.
 -- Politically inspired language change and language shift.
 -- Language of media in a war-torn country.
 -- Language of media covering a war.
 -- The (linguistic) construction of identities in new political
 -- Language of political speeches, interviews, debates, letters,
 -- Language of personal accounts in the midst of war.
 -- Ideology and power vs. language.

 Other topics are welcomed as long as the focus of the paper centers on
 interdependence of language and politics.

 All theoretical approaches are welcome. Scholars involved in discourse
 analysis techniques, pragmatics, quantitative studies, and political
 writing contexts are especially of interest. Please do not submit work
 that is primarily anecdotal or descriptive.

 Abstracts of 500-750 words are requested by October 15, 1999,
 accompanied by a short bibliography (a couple of paragraphs).

 Email submission of abstracts and bios is preferred. Those writers whose
 abstracts are selected for inclusion will be notified by December 1,
 1999. Completed papers will be expected by May 15, 2000. Any accepted
 paper must be in Chicago-style format.

 Please send all inquiries/abstracts to:>
 Dr. Daniel N. Nelson (Editor of International Politics)
 Mirjana Nelson Dedaic (Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University)

 P. O. Box 20046
 Alexandria, VA 22320



 Please, examine the INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, Vol. 36/No. 2 wherein you
 will see several articles devoted to the theme of language and politics.

 You will help us by forwarding this message to anyone who may be
 interested. Thank you.

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