LINGUIST List 11.1605

Mon Jul 24 2000

Calls: Medical Interaction, Hybrid Logics

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  1. Johannes Wagner, Medical Interaction/Doctor-patient communication
  2. carlos, Hybrid Logics - HyLo 2000 (ESSLLI-2000)

Message 1: Medical Interaction/Doctor-patient communication

Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 12:15:00 +0200
From: Johannes Wagner <>
Subject: Medical Interaction/Doctor-patient communication

Second Call: 

		Conference on Medical Interaction 
		October 18-20, 2000
		University of Southern Denmark, Odense.


Invited speakers:

Richard M. Frankel (Rochester): Talking, Listening and Responding: The
Linguistic Turn in Physician-Patient Communication Research

Christian Heath (London): Animating Bodies: Revealing Symptoms in the
Medical Consultations

Per Linell (Link�ping): Medical Technology and Routines as Resources
for Communicative Projects

Anssi Per�kyl� (Tampere): Symmetry and Asymmetry in Medical

Other contributions are invited. They should primarily be based on
qualitative, empirical research on interaction in medical settings,
such as:

 o Primary health care/general practice
 o Hospitals, including emergency rooms
 o Phone consultations and emergency calls
 o Psychiatric wards
 o Training/education of medical students and interns

Registration with paper or poster: please send an abstract (300 words)
with registration before September 1st. Registration without paper
before October 1st.

The conference fee is Dkr. 1.000 (about 130 EURO). The fee covers
coffee, conference dinner, lunches and a reception, as well as
materials. Students'fee: Dkr 200 (about 25 EURO)

>For registration and further information see

or write to

Elisabeth Erhardsen
University of Southern Denmark 
Language and Communication
Campusvej 55
DK-5230 Odense M
fax: (45) 65 93 24 83
e mail:
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Johannes Wagner 
University of Southern Denmark phone (45) 65 50 32 20
Language and Communication fax (45) 65 93 24 83 
Campusvej 55 
DK-5230 Odense M
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Message 2: Hybrid Logics - HyLo 2000 (ESSLLI-2000)

Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 17:48:44 +0200
From: carlos <>
Subject: Hybrid Logics - HyLo 2000 (ESSLLI-2000)

 Twelfth European Summer School 
 in Logic, Language and Information
	 August 6-18, 2000 
		 Birmingham, Great Britain 

 >>> August 14-18, 2000 <<< 
 (Bringing Them All Together) 



Modal logic suffers from a certain asymmetry: even though the basic
semantic notion in modal languages is truth at a state, classical
modal logics lack the expressive power to talk about the states
themselves. Whether we think of states as intervals, geometric points,
nodes in a feature structure, or individuals in a description, this is
a genuine weakness.

Hybrid Logics are modal languages which use "terms as formulas".
Although they date back to the late 1960s, the last three years have
seen a resurgence of interest, with new results in expressivity,
interpolation, complexity, and proof techniques. It has also become
clear that hybrid logics offer a theoretical framework for uniting the
work of a surprisingly diverse range of research traditions.

This workshop is likely to be relevant to a wide range of people,
including those interested in description logic, feature logic, modal
logics for information systems, temporal logic, and labelled deduction
for modal logic. Moreover, if you have an interest in the work of the
late Arthur Prior, note that this workshop is devoted to exploring
ideas he first introduced 30 years ago --- it will be an ideal
opportunity to see how his ideas have been developed in the
intervening period.


The preliminary program of the workshop is as follows:


 14.00 - 14.40 Hs. Patrick Blackburn. Introducing Hybrid Logics
 14.50 - 15.30 Hs. Maarten Marx. Complexity of Basic Hybrid Logics


 14.00 - 14.40 Hs. Carlos Areces. Description and/or Hybrid Logics
 14.50 - 15.30 Hs. Valentin Goranko. Sorting Things Out


 14.00 - 14.40 Hs. Guillaume Malod. Naming Worlds in Modal 
 and Temporal Logic
 14.50 - 15.30 Hs. Carlos Areces. Hybrid Binders


 14.00 - 14.40 Hs. Bill Wadge. A Hybrid Predicate Calculus
 14.50 - 15.30 Hs. Mike Reape. Hybrid Logics: The Linguistic Connection


 14.00 - 14.40 Hs. Patrick Blackburn. Hybrid Logics: The Latest Prior
 14.50 - 15.30 Hs. Round Table. Bringing Them All Together

More information is availabe at the workshop webpages:

And do not hesitate to contact the workshop organisers for more
information. We'd be delighted to tell you more. Contact details are
give below.


Papers accepted for the workshop and related material are available
from the site of the workshop. Following the workshop, participants will
be invited to submit their contributions for publication in a special
issue of the Journal of Logic and Computation.


 - Website-ready copy 
 of all workshop contributions: July 31, 2000
 - Workshop : August 14th to 18th, 2000


Please visit for further information.

Send all correspondence regarding the workshop to the organizers:

 Carlos Areces
 url :
 Patrick Blackburn
 url :

Carlos Eduardo Areces
ILLC, University of Amsterdam

Plantage Muidergracht 24, 1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
phone : +31 20 525-6925
www :
NEW!!!: | Hybrid Logic's Home Page
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