LINGUIST List 11.1299

Fri Jun 9 2000

Calls: FoLLI Dissertation Award, Theory of Diagrams

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  1. Christof Monz, FoLLI Dissertation Award - extended deadline
  2. Bernd Meyer, Theory and Application of Diagrams (DIAGRAMS 2000)

Message 1: FoLLI Dissertation Award - extended deadline

Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2000 15:57:49 +0200
From: Christof Monz <>
Subject: FoLLI Dissertation Award - extended deadline

 --- DEADLINE EXTENDED due to mutliple requests ---

 New deadline: July 9, 2000

2000 FoLLI Dissertation Award
Call for Nominations

The European Association for Language, Logic and Information (FoLLI)
is inviting nominations for the 2000 edition of the FoLLI Dissertation
Award to be awarded annually to an outstanding dissertation in the
fields of Language, Logic and Computation.

FoLLI gratefully acknowledges sponsorship of this prize by funds from
the Spinoza Prize awarded to Johan van Benthem. We are happy to
announce that an amount of 1000 EURO will be allocated to one or more
award recipients.

It is at the discretion of the Prize Committee to allocate the prize
money to a single nominee or to divide the prize among two recipients.

Ph.D. theses in the fields of Language, Logic and Computation by
authors who completed the Ph.D. degree between 1/1/99 and 12/31/99.

Submission Details 

1. A letter of nomination by the thesis supervisor. (N.B.
 Self-applications by Ph.D. holders are not possible. Each
 application must be sponsored by the thesis supervisor.)

 The letter from the student's Ph.D. advisor should verify that the
 degree was conferred between 1/1/99 and 12/31/99.

2. Two additional letters of support, including at least one letter
 from a referee not affiliated with the academic institution that
 awarded the Ph.D. degree.

3. An abstract of the thesis, prepared by the author of the thesis and
 not to exceed five pages in length

4. A hard copy of the dissertation

All materials have to be sent as hard-copy to Mr. Marco de Vries,
FoLLI Secretary, Plantage Muidergracht 24, 1018 TV Amsterdam, The
Netherlands. Authors are advised to have their Ph.D. thesis available
on the Web, if possible.

Submissions Deadline
All materials have to be received by July 9, 2000.

Prize Committee
 Anne Abeille
 Natasha Alechina
 Patrick Blackburn
 Nissim Francez
 Paul Gochet (chair)
 Valentin Goranko
 Marcus Kracht
 Larry Moss
 Francesco Orilia
 Manfred Pinkal
 Christian Retore
 Rob van der Sandt

Further Details
Please consult the FoLLI web site at for
further details.
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Message 2: Theory and Application of Diagrams (DIAGRAMS 2000)

Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 17:19:17 +0200
From: Bernd Meyer <>
Subject: Theory and Application of Diagrams (DIAGRAMS 2000)

 Diagrams 2000
An International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams

 First call for participation.

 September 1-3, 2000
 University of Edinburgh

Driven by the pervasiveness of diagrams in human communication and by the
increasing availability of graphical environments in computerised work, the
study of diagrammatic notations is emerging as a research field in its own
right. Diagrams 2000 is intended to become the premier international
conference series in this field and will attract participants from applied
linguistics, architecture, artificial intelligence, cognitive science,
computer science, education, graphic design, history of science,
human-computer interaction, philosophical logic, psychology and other
areas. It merges successful workshop series that have been organised
during the last few years: Thinking with Diagrams, Theory of Visual
Languages, Reasoning with Diagrammatic Representations, and Formalizing
Reasoning with Visual and Diagrammatic Representations. Diagrams 2000
provides a forum with sufficient breadth of scope to encompass researchers
from all academic areas who are studying the nature of diagrammatic
representations and their use by humans and in machines.

The programe will include invited talks and tutorials by Alan M.
MacEachren, Kim Marriott, David Gooding, Hermi Schijf, Jiajie Zhang. In
response to the call for papers over 120 papers and posters were submitted.
After review 31 full papers and 10 posters have been invited for
presentation and publication. The proceedings of Diagrams 2000 is to be
published as a volume in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Artificial
Intelligence (see for
list of contents and abstracts).

Diagrams 2000 is:
- in cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence
- funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
- hosted by the Human Communication Research Centre (HCRC).

Program Chairs:
Michael Anderson, University of Hartford (USA)
Peter Cheng, University of Nottingham (UK)
Volker Haarslev, University of Hamburg (Germany)

For further information and to register for the conference please see the
Diagrams 2000web site:

Early registration period ends 23 June, 2000.

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