LINGUIST List 10.809

Mon May 24 1999

Calls: Semiotic Studies, Computational Linguistics

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  1. Gloria Withalm, Sign Processes in Complex Systems REMINDER (7IASS-1999 10/06-11)
  2. bowen hui, PACLING '99 Registration

Message 1: Sign Processes in Complex Systems REMINDER (7IASS-1999 10/06-11)

Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 11:07:07 +0100
From: Gloria Withalm <gloria.withalmuni-ak.ac.at>
Subject: Sign Processes in Complex Systems REMINDER (7IASS-1999 10/06-11)

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 IASS-AIS
 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR SEMIOTIC STUDIES
 ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE DE SEMIOTIQUE
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 7th International Congress of the IASS-AIS - 1999/10/06-11

 "Sign Processes in Complex Systems"
 "Semioses dans les systemes complexes"
 "Significacion en los sistemas complejos"
 "Zeichenprozesse in komplexen Systemen"

Place: Dresden, Germany / Technical University Dresden
Date: 1999, October 06-11
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FINAL DEADLINE ---> MAY 31, 1999 <--- FINAL DEADLINE
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The same date (99-05-31) is valid for change of registration fees
(until May 31: US$ 110). Don't miss it, after that date the fee is
more expensive!

The 2nd Call (including the Plenary Lectures, the list of those
sessions already accepted by the Scientific Committee, and the
registration form) is available on our Paris website:

 http://vhf.msh-paris.fr/escom/AIS/7IASS-99/7iass-intro.html
(the registration form can be downloaded as RTF-file)

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ALL MAIL RELATED TO THE CONGRESS (SUBMISSION OF PAPERS, SUBMISSION OF
SESSION PROPOSALS, REGISTRATION, INQUIRIES ETC.) SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO
DRESDEN TO THE OFFICE OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (NOT TO THE SECRETARY
GENERAL IN VIENNA).

- > Organizing Committee / Office
 Projekt Semiotik
 TU Dresden - Institut fuer Germanistik
 D--01062 Dresden
 Germany
 Tel: +49-351-463-4381
 Tel: +49-351-463-5201 (answering machine)
 Fax: +49-351-463-7750
 email: <semioticmailbox.tu-dresden.de>

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Please follow the instructions given below under the heading
- > CONGRESS PARTICIPATION - SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS FOR PAPERS AND SESSION
(especially concerning the length of the abstracts)
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- > THEME OF THE CONGRESS
Semiotics studies signs and the processes in which they are
involved. These processes give rise to meanings, which requires
systems of some complexity. All papers are welcome which investigate
the various possible relationships between signs and complex systems.
This is a current issue for numerous academic disciplines ranging from
the humanities and social sciences to the natural and engineering
sciences. Recent efforts in these disciplines have generated
comprehensive models of communication and cognition which are a
challenge for Semiotics as well as a justification for its claim of
being a universal science and a conceptual basis for other sciences.

- > PROGRAM OF THE CONGRESS
All contributions discussing sign processes as parts of larger systems
are welcome. Questions discussed can range over all subject matters
and academic disciplines.
Papers will be grouped into sessions or workshops. Plenary lectures
dealing with various topics will be arranged to facilitate and
coordinate some general reflections on various dimensions of
sign-system complexity.

- > CONGRESS PARTICIPATION - SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS FOR PAPERS AND SESSION
The deadline for submission of PAPERS to be presented within the
framework of the Congress is MAY 31, 1999. Submissions can be made in
any one of the four languages of the Congress (English, French,
Spanish, or German). Each presentation, including discussion, will
have a TIME-LIMIT OF 30 MINUTES.

PROPOSALS FOR PAPERS are to include a title and an abstract of
appr. 300 WORDS. The proposal should be sent, together with a
completed Registration Form, to the Office of the Organizing
Committee. No participant can submit more than two paper proposals.
Congress participants can choose an appropriate session for presenting
their paper. Contacts with the session conveners can be established
through the Organization Office.

PROPOSALS FOR SESSIONS or workshops are also invited. Session
proposals are to include a title and an abstract of approximately 500
words. In addition, session proposals must include a list of names of
those who will participate in the session, together with a
Registration Form completed for the person of the session organizer.

All abstracts should contain a list of 5 keywords indicating the major
subject(s) of the presentation or session.
 All submissions will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee
which will constitute the final list of sessions and the assignment of
individual papers within sessions. Decisions of the Scientific
Committee will be communicated by the end of June, 1999.
 In case you send the proposal as an ATTACHMENT to an email, the
FILENAME has to be your LAST NAME. Please remember to fill in the
Registration Form, and send it together with your title and abstract
to the Organizing Committee.

- > PLENARY LECTURES
The Plenary Lectures will be grouped according to their relation to
the general theme. The IASS-AIS has invited the following speakers:
 Umberto ECO (Italy), Herman PARRET (Belgium), Itamar EVEN-ZOHAR
(Israel), Alexander MEYSTEL (USA), James ALBUS (USA), Grzegorz
ROZENBERG (Netherlands), Phillipe BOUDON (France), Jaime NUBIOLA
(Spain), Mauricio BEUCHOT (Mexico), Takashi FUJIMOTO (Japan), Nadia
AL-BAGHDADI (Lebanon), Terry THREADGOLD (Australia), Alexandros
Ph. LAGOPOULOS (Greece), Fernando ANDACHT (Uruguay).

- > SECTIONS AND SESSIONS
Suggestions received so far for Congress Sessions are grouped into
eight major sections (in every section there are four to ten
sessions).

I FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS OF SEMIOTICS AND OF THE THEORY OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS
II SIGN PROCESSES IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS
III COMPLEX SYSTEMS OF SIGN PROCESSES
IV CULTURES AND SOCIETIES AS COMPLEX SYSTEMS
V SEMIOTIC QUESTIONS IN THE THEORY OF COMPLEX SPACES
VI MEDIA AS COMPLEX SYSTEMS
VII COMPLEXITY OF SIGN PROCESSES AS A TOPIC IN THE HISTORY OF SEMIOTICS
VIII SEMIOTIC STUDIES IN THE WORLD

The provisional list of sessions is inlcuded in the 2nd Call
http://vhf.msh-paris.fr/escom/AIS/7IASS-99/7iass-prog.html#sect
According to this list, congress participants can choose the
appropriate session for presenting the paper. Contacts with the
session conveners can be established through the Organization Office.
 In addition to the sessions, a Round Table will be organized for each
Section topic.

- > IASS-AIS 1969-1999
The year 1999 marks the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the
IASS-AIS. This anniversary is an occasion to review the history of
contemporary semiotics, to render homage to its important
personalities, and to prepare for the future. Suggestions are welcome.

- > CONGRESS PROCEEDINGS
All contributions to the Congress judged eligible by the Scietific
Committee will be published in the Congress Proceedings.

- > CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
Congress participation is open. Since it is a Congress of the
IASS-AIS, participants are encouraged, though not required, to join
the IASS-AIS. To become a member, fill in the form and send it
together with your payment of dues to one of the Treasurers of the
IASS-AIS.
The annual membership fee for individuals is $25.00 USD. Information
on membership and membership benefits are listed on our website:
http://vhf.msh-paris.fr/escom/AIS - link "Membership Information" If
you experience or anticipate difficulties with currency exchange
regulations (or, in general, with bank remittances), send your
completed membership form to one of the Treasurers with the
instruction that the membership fee will be paid at the Dresden
Congress.

- > CONGRESS LANGUAGES
French, English, Spanish, German

- > BOOK EXHIBITION
During the Congress there will be a comprehensive book exhibition
which can also be used by the Congress participants to put their
publications on display. Interested participants can contact the
Organizing Committee as of August 1, 1999.

- > RELATED CONGRESSES
We are pleased to inform you that the 7th International Congress of
the IASS-AIS is being organized in close association with other
events:

- The 4th International Congress of the Latin-American Federation for
Semiotic Studies, to be held in La Coruna,Spain (99/09/27-99/10/02):
"Fin de Siglo, Fin de Milenio" (info: <agasudc.es> or <jmpazudc.es>,
http://www.udc.es/congremilenio or
http://finisterrae.com/semiotic/welcome.htm )
- The 9th International Congress of the German Association for
Semiotic Studies DGS, to be held in Dresden (1999/10/03-06): "Machines
and History" (info: <semioticmailbox.tu-dresden.de>,
http://www.tu-dresden.de/sulifg/dgs ).
- The International Association for the Semiotics of Space AISE-IASP
will organize its 5th Congress within the IASS-AIS Congress (Section V).

If you intend to participate not only in the 7th Congress of the
IASS-AIS, but also in the Congress in La Coru&ntilde;a and/or in the
Congress of the DGS, please indicate this on the Registration Form, so
that you can be granted a discount for the IASS-AIS-Congress. A total
of DM 30,-- will be refunded to those participants showing proof of
appropriate registration

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- > CONGRESS FEES & REGISTRATION SCHEDULE:

Congress registration is required for participation. The registration
forms is available on the website.

Date registration / Fees

 Participants Accompanying Guests Students
until 1998/05/31 $ 110 $ 80 $ 80
after 1999/05/01 $ 160 $ 110 $ 110

Payment: by check, credit card or bank remittance to:
 Walter Schmitz / Lehrstuhl NdL
 account number: 05 540 070 00
 bank code: 850 800 00 (Dresdner Bank)
 code word: Semiotik

For further details see the website.
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- > Scientific Committee 7th International Congress of the IASS-AIS
 Chair: Pierre Pellegrino (Switzerland);
Jeff Bernard (Austria), John Deely (U.S.A.), Gerard Deledalle (France),
Takashi Fujimoto (Japan), Adrian Gimate-Welsh (Mexico), Dinda L.
Gorlee (The Netherlands), Richard L. Lanigan (U.S.A.), Solomon Marcus
(Romania), Magdolna Orosz (Hungary), Roland Posner (Germany), Rosa
Maria Ravera, (Argentinia), Horst Ruthrof (Australia), Lucia Santaella
(Brazil), Thomas A. Sebeok (U.S.A.), Eero Tarasti (Finland), Vilmos
Voigt (Hungary), Gloria Withalm (Austria)

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 Jeff Bernard (Secretary General IASS-AIS)
 Gloria Withalm (Assistant Secretary General IASS-AIS)
 International Association for Semiotic Studies
 Institute for Socio-Semiotic Studies ISSS
 Waltergasse 5/1/12, A-1040 Vienna, Austria
 phone+fax +43-1-5045344
 email: <gloria.withalmuni-ak.ac.at>

 IASS-AIS homepage
 http://vhf.msh-paris.fr/escom/AIS
 IASS-AIS Bulletin-Online Congress Calendar
 http://vhf.msh-paris.fr/escom/5BREV/Calendrier
 7th IASS-AIS Congress 1999/10/6-11 Technical University Dresden
 http://vhf.msh-paris.fr/escom/AIS/7IASS-99/7iass-intro.html
 http://www.tu-dresden.de/sulifg/semiotics = Call for Papers
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Message 2: PACLING '99 Registration

Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 15:44:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: bowen hui <b2huilogos.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: PACLING '99 Registration


			 PACLING '99
 Pacific Association for Computational LINGuistics

 University of Waterloo
 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

			 August 25-28, 1999


 TAKING REGISTRATIONS NOW!

 http://www.lpaig.uwaterloo.ca/~b2hui/pacling/


On-line registration is available at the conference website. Please
note that early registration ends on June 30th, and late registrations
fees are applicable thereafter. Below is the program overview. Please
see the website for more details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

25 August Opening Reception
26 August Registration
 Invited Spaker: Naoyuki Okada
 Thematic Sessions: Discouse Processing, Speech Understanding,
 Syntax and Parsing
27 August Invited Speaker: Fred Popowich 
 Thematic Sessions: Semantics (Disambiguation), Text
 Extraction
28 August Invited Speaker: Bob Carpenter
 Thematic Sessions: Semantics (Interpretation), Machine
 Learning, Machine Translation

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further enquiries, please email Bowen Hui at b2huiuwaterloo.ca .




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