LINGUIST List 10.177

Fri Feb 5 1999

Calls: Cognitive Science, Phonology

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  1. HASIDA Koiti, CFP: 2nd International Conference on Cog.Sci
  2. Wiebke Brockhaus, 7th Manchester Phonology Meeting

Message 1: CFP: 2nd International Conference on Cog.Sci

Date: Fri, 05 Feb 1999 20:58:23 +0900
From: HASIDA Koiti <>
Subject: CFP: 2nd International Conference on Cog.Sci

************************** CALL FOR PAPERS ***************************

 Second International Conference on Cognitive Science (ICCS'99)

 in Conjunction with
16th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Cognitive Science Society (JCSS'99)

 << Sponsored by The Japanese Cognitive Science Society >>

 Dates: July 27-30, 1999.
 Location: International Convention Center at Waseda University
 Tokyo, Japan.
 Abstract submissions due: February 20, 1999 (oral presentation)
 February 27, 1999 (poster presentation)


The Second International Conference on Cognitive Science Program$B!!(B
Committee invites abstracts for papers presenting research in broadly
defined studies of cognition. Pieces of work are welcome from, but
not limited to, cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence,
linguistics, philosophy, cognitive anthropology, social cognition,
neuroscience, brain studies and comparative cognition. Specific
encouragement is given to, but not limited to, interdisciplinary
topics such as studies on emotion, computer human interaction,
computer-supported collaborative work and learning, AI and games,
language acquisition, communication, connectionist models of cognitive
development, natural language processing and neural studies on memory
and higher-order cognition. We welcome international viewpoints, in
hope of bringing yet newer challenges to this growing
interdisciplinary research field.

The conference will be held at the International Convention Center at
Waseda University, Tokyo. For reservation, contact the local
arrangement person. Registration details will be announced soon. 


There will be oral and poster sessions at this conference. Oral
presentations will be given in English, with English manuscripts for
the proceedings. Poster presentations will be given either in English
or Japanese, with English or Japanese manuscripts. We will also
consider chances for poster presentations to be given in yet other
languages: If you are considering presenting your work in some other
language than either English or Japanese, please contact us at

Some plenary talks will be arranged to cover cutting-edge research
topics from various cognitive science research groups representing
Asia, Australia, Europe, the U.S., and other places where there has
been strong tradition of cognitive science research.

We are also in the process of organizing workshops and symposia to
highlight the international-interdisciplinary approach to this second
conference on studies of cognition. Comments and suggestions are
welcome at and .


Abstracts of 2000 (two thousand) words (or 6,000 (six thousand)
characters in case of Japanese) or less for original work are invited
on topics broadly related to studies on cognition.

For oral presentations, please submit English abstract. If you
already have a full paper, we encourage you to submit it with the
abstract (URLs are fine). This full version can either be in English
or Japanese, though the abstract should be in English. This full
version is encouraged for securing high quality review. This does not
guarantee, even after acceptance, that the originally submitted full
version would automatically appear in the proceedings because of the
space availability.

For posters, please submit abstracts either in English or in Japanese. 
The poster presentation, as well as the poster itself, can be given in
any language if you prefer, though the abstract and the proceedings
manuscript should be written either in English or in Japanese. Please
indicate in which language you prefer to present the work. We will
encourage attaching English captions to the posters when you choose to
give it in non-English languages.

Please send us four (4) anonymous copies of the abstract with a cover
sheet including author(s)'s name(s) and affiliations(s), contact
person's name and address, and the e-mail address (please add the fax
number if you have one). Also please identify the preferred
presentation style (we may need to ask you to present the work in
other format than your proposal). A template is provided below.

- --------------------------begin template----------------------------

Author's name and affiliation:
(repeat this line in case of multiple authors)
Contact person's name and address (if not the same as above):
Contact person's e-mail address:
Contact person's fax number:

Presentation title:
Genre of work:

Preferred presentation style (oral or poster):
Preferred language for presentation:

Other comments for reviewers:

---------------------------end template-----------------------------

E-mail submission is welcome at .
In addition to plain ASCII files, we can handle PostScript, PDF, RTF,
dvi, and MS Word (on Mac or Windows) files. Please send these files
at your own risk and WELL IN ADVANCE because these processes are not

The review results will be announced by the end of March. The
accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, where 6 to 8
pages are allocated for each presentation. For the accepted papers,
the camera-ready, hard copy manuscripts for the proceedings should be
sent by June 1, 1999 to :

 SCCS, Chukyo University, Toyota, 470-0393, JAPAN 
 (The postal-code is essential.)

Sorry, we do NOT plan to provide any editorial or printing help for
the manuscripts, and no e-mail submissions would be handled for the
camera-ready manuscripts.

 Abstract submissions due
 for oral presentation: February 20, 1999.
 for poster presentation: February 27, 1999.
 Notification of acceptance: March 31, 1999.
 Camera ready manuscripts due: June 1, 1999.

We are looking forward to receiving high-quality, inspiring reports.
If you have any questions and/or suggestions feel free to contact us
at and/or .


 Yutaka Sayeki (U. of Tokyo)

 CHAIR: Shun Ishizaki (Keio U)
 CO-CHAIR: Yukio Otsu (Keio U)
 CO-CHIAR: Chungmin Lee (Seoul National U)

 CHAIR: Naomi Miyake (Chukyo U)

 CHAIR: Koiti Hasida (ETL)
 CO-CHAIR: Hiroaki Suzuki (Aoyama Gakuin U)

 Jin-Hyung Kim (KAIST)
 Razali Arof (U Malaysia Sarawak)
 Charles Ling (U of Western Ontario)
 Dedre Gentner (Northwestern U)
 Ken Forbus (Northwestern U)
 Marvin Minsky (MIT)
 Allan Collins (Boston College)


Inquiries regarding presentations and abstract submission should be
addressed to: 
 Naomi Miyake (Chukyo University)
 or FAX: +81-565-46-1296

Inquiries regarding organization should be addressed to:
 Koiti Hasida (ETL) at


We invite you to visit our web site at: 

to find additional information on the conference. 
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Message 2: 7th Manchester Phonology Meeting

Date: Fri, 5 Feb 1999 14:49:28 GMT0BST
From: Wiebke Brockhaus <>
Subject: 7th Manchester Phonology Meeting

 The North-West Centre for Linguistics and the Universities of
 Toulouse-Le Mirail and Paris X-Nanterre 
 The 7th Manchester Phonology Meeting

 University of Manchester (UK)
 Thursday 13 May to Saturday 15 May 1999

We are pleased to announce our 7th Manchester Phonology Meeting. For
the past six years, this meeting has been one of the important venues
for phonologists from all corners of the world. In an informal
atmosphere, we discuss a wide range of topics, from the phonological
description of languages to the acquisition of phonology by
children. We, therefore, invite abstracts for full papers or poster
presentations from phonologists, phoneticians, psychologists,
sociolinguists, computational linguists - in short, anyone interested
in exploring current models of phonological theory and the (cognitive,
phonetic, sociological, computational...) implications of such
work. Talks on a variety of languages are welcome.

The conference venue is the Hulme Hall lecture suite at the University
of Manchester, which is located only a couple of miles south of the
city centre. Participants are asked to arrange their own
accommodation, and details of inexpensive local hotels (rooms from
GBP20.00 per night, incl. breakfast) can be found on the travel and
accommodation page (URL: of the 7th
Manchester Phonology Meeting web site. Unfortunately, there will be
no crash space.

Prospective speakers should e-mail a title and a one-page abstract no
later than Monday 15 March 1999 to: 

Abstracts should be no longer than one side of A4 (21 c x 29.7 c;
12pt, 2.5 cm margins), including references. They can be sent as part
of normal e-mail messages, or as Word or WordPerfect files. The poster
session last year proved so successful that we are now inviting
submissions for either full papers or posters. Please indicate which
you would prefer, although the organisers reserve the right to accept
an abstract for a format other than that suggested by the author(s).
Full papers will be allocated a 45-minute slot - 35 minutes for the
presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.

If you are unable to submit your abstract by e-mail, please post or
fax it to:

 Dr Wiebke Brockhaus
 Department of German [not Linguistics, please note!]
 University of Manchester
 Oxford Road
 Manchester M13 9PL

 Fax: +44 (0)161 275 3031

All abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Organising Committee,
and acceptance notification will be sent out by 26 March 1999. There
will be around 18 talks and a slot for up to 15 posters. If you would
like to see what the general format of the meeting is, please have a
look at the programme of last year's (6th) Manchester Phonology
Meeting at .

There is much more information about the 7th Manchester Phonology
Meeting available on our web pages (URL of the call for papers, which
provides links to the other Meeting pages and to several others: . If there is anything
else you need to know, please contact Wiebke Brockhaus at the address
given above (tel. +44 (0)161 275 3180) or by e-mail.

Best wishes,

The Organisers: 
Wiebke Brockhaus (University of Manchester)
Jacques Durand (Universite de Toulouse-Le Mirail)
Bernard Laks (Universite Paris X-Nanterre)
Nigel Vincent (University of Manchester)
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