LINGUIST List 12.137

Sat Jan 20 2001

Calls: Discourse/ Cog Ling, Cognitive/Neural Systems

Editor for this issue: Jody Huellmantel <>

As a matter of policy, LINGUIST discourages the use of abbreviations or acronyms in conference announcements unless they are explained in the text.


  1. Park Jeong-Woon, Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics
  2. Cynthia Bradford, Cognitive and Neural Systems (5th ICCNS)

Message 1: Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics

Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 15:13:03 +0900
From: Park Jeong-Woon <>
Subject: Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics

Call for Papers

The First Seoul International Conference on Discourse and Cognitive
Linguistics: Perspectives for the 21st Century

The Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics Society of Korea is pleased to
announce the First Seoul International Conference on Discourse and
Cognitive Linguistics: Perspectives for the 21st Century to be held in
Seoul, Korea, June 9 through 10, 2001.

Invited speakers 

Sachiko Ide (Japan Women's University) 
Suzanne Kemmer (Rice University)
Keedong Lee (Yonsei University) 
Doris Payne (University of Oregon) 
Teun A. van Dijk (University of Amsterdam)

1. Call for Papers
A. Areas: We solicit competitive papers focusing on any subject in
discourse and cognitive linguistics and associated fields. The topics
of the contributions that we especially welcome include, but are not
limited to: discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics, pragmatics,
functional grammar, and grammaticalization.

B. Abstract guidelines: The abstracts should be maximum 500 words,
exclusive of data and references, which may not exceed one additional
page. The abstracts are accepted only by e-mail in Microsoft Word or
HWP format. The abstracts must accompany a separate page indicating:

(a) paper title 
(b) name(s) of author(s) 
(c) affiliation 
(d) e-mail address 
(e) area (discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics, pragmatics,
functional grammar, grammaticalization, others) 
(f) language for delivery (English, Korean, English/Korean), and 
(g) any equipment needs. 

Allotted time for delivery is 25 minutes followed by 5 minutes for
discussion. Send your abstract to The deadline for
abstract submission is March 15, 2001. The program committee will
notify acceptance by e-mail by early April.

2. Full Paper Submission
Authors of accepted abstracts agree to submit full papers for
publication in Proceedings of the First Seoul International Conference
on Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics. The style sheet will be mailed
to those whose abstracts are accepted. A camera-ready version is due
May 15, 2001.

3. Registration
Preregistration and Registration fees are:
Preregistration*: $ 20 (25,000 won) 
On-site Registration: $ 30 (35,000 won) Regular; $ 20 (25,000 won) Student 
 (Preregistration is due May 15, 2001.)

4. Venue and Accommodation
The venue of the conference will be New Liberal Arts Bldg
(Shininmoonkwan) of Yonsei University in Seoul. It is about 30 minutes
away by taxi and 45 minutes away by subway from Kimpo International
Airport in Seoul. Participants who need accommodation are requested to
contact the organizing committee by May 15, 2001.

5. Conference Committee 
Conference Co-Chairs
 Sung-Yun Bak (Sung Kyun Kwan Univ.)
 Hyon-Sook Shin (Sang Myung Univ.)
Organizing Committee
 Han-gyu Lee (Kyung Hee Univ.)
 Jeong-Woon Park (Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies)
Mihyun Baek (Chungnam National Univ.)	Yeon Hee Choi (Ewha Womans Univ.)
Ki-Sun Hong (Seoul National Univ.) 	Youngjun Jang (ChungangUniv.)
In-hee Jo (Sun Moon Univ.)		Doo-shick Kim (Kyungsang National Un iv.)

Ki-Hyuk Kim (Kyunghee Univ.) 		Kunsoo Kim (Kangwon Univ.) 
Kyoung-ae Kim (Hankyong Univ.) 		Myung-Hee Kim (Hanyang Univ.)
Young-Wha Kim (Hallym Univ.) 		Won-Pyo Lee (Yonsei Univ.) 
Jeong-Hwa Lee (Sogang Univ.) 		Ki-Gap Lee (Mokpo National Univ.) 

Soonpyo Moon (Jeonju Univ.) 		Seongha Rhee (Hankuk Univ. of
Foreign Studies)
Kyong-Sook Song (Dong-eui Univ.) 	Kyung-Hee Suh (Hankuk Univ. of
Foreing Studies)
Seok-Hoon You (Korea Univ.) 		Sungkyu Yun (Sun Moon Univ.)

Editorial Committee
Euiyon Cho (Dongguk Univ.)
Ji-ryong Lim (Kyungpook National Univ.)
Hui-Ja Chung (Pusan Univ. of Foreign Studies) 	So-Woo Chung
(Sungshin Women's Univ.) 
Hung-Soo Kim (Kookmin Univ.) 			Kyu-Hyun Kim (Kyung Hee Univ.) 
Hyun Jung Koo (Sang Myung Univ.) 		Jang-song Lee (Korea Military
 Heisoon Yang (Ewha Womans Univ.)
Advisory Committee 
 Choon-Hak Cho (University of Hawaii)	Tae-ok Kim (Sokang Univ.)
 Chungmin Lee (Seoul National Univ.)		Ik-Hwan Lee (Yonsei Univ.)
 Keedong Lee (Yeonsei Univ.) 		Maeng-sung Lee (Seoul National
 Ki-Shim Nam (Yonsei Univ.)

6. Further Information:
To obtain further information about the Conference please visit or contact

The Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics Society of Korea
c/o School of English 
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
270 Imun-dong Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-791, Korea
Main Office: +82 961-4721; Fax: +82 962-5538

- -------------------------------------------------

The First Seoul International Conference on Discourse and Cognitive
Perspectives for the 21st Century

 Conference Registration Form

�p Preregistration 
�p On-Site Registration 

Name ___________________________________
Affiliation ___________________________________
Mailing Address _______________________________________________ 
e-mail Address ___________________________________

Preregistration Fee (before May 15, 2001) 
 _______$20; _______25,000 won 
On-Site Registration Fee
 _______$30; _______35,000 won (Regular)
 _______$20; _______25,000 won (Student)

Send form and a bank draft or a cashier's check payable to Discourse &
Cognitive Linguistics Society of 
Korea or DISCOG by May 15, 2001 to:

The Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics Society of Korea 
attention: Professor Jeong-Woon Park 
c/o School of English 
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
270 Imun-dong Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-791, Korea
Main Office: +82 961-4721; Fax: +82 962-5538
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: Cognitive and Neural Systems (5th ICCNS)

Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 10:50:28 -0500
From: Cynthia Bradford <>
Subject: Cognitive and Neural Systems (5th ICCNS)

***** AND *****

Tutorials: May 30, 2001; Meeting: May 31 - June 2, 2001 

Boston University

This interdisciplinary conference focuses on two fundamental questions:
How Does the Brain Control Behavior?
How Can Technology Emulate Biological Intelligence?

A single oral or poster session enables all presented work to be
highly visible. 

Contributed talks will be presented on each of the three conference days.

Three-hour poster sessions with no conflicting events will be held 
on two of the conference days. All posters will be up all day, and can 
also be viewed during breaks in the talk schedule. 


TUTORIAL SPEAKERS: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 

Ted Adelson: The perception of surface properties

Yiannis Aloimonos: What geometry and statistics tell us about the 
motion pathway

Gail A. Carpenter: Adaptive resonance theory

Michael Jordan: Inference and learning in graphical models


Thursday, May 31, 2001 

Larry Abbott: Spike-timing effects in Hebbian synaptic plasticity

Wulfram Gerstner: Rapid signal transmission by populations of spiking neurons

Wolfgang Maass: Towards a computational theory for spiking neurons 

Nancy Kopell: Rhythms and cell assemblies in the nervous system 

Henry Markram: The complete functional and anatomical microstructure
of neocortical layers 2-3

Victor Lamme: The role of recurrent processing in visual awareness

Wolf Singer: Neuronal synchrony in cerebral cortex and its functional 
implications (keynote lecture)

Friday, June 1, 2001 

Ralph D. Freeman: Organization of receptive fields of neurons in the 
primary visual cortex

Nikos Logothetis: Functional magnetic resonance imaging of the monkey brain

David J. Heeger: Linking visual perception with human brain activity

Maggie Shiffrar: The visual analysis of moving bodies

Stephen Grossberg: What and where fusion: Motion, number, and object 

Allen Waxman: Multi-sensor image fusion technologies 

Saturday, June 2, 2001 

Peter L. Strick: Basal ganglia and cerebellar "loops" with the cerebral 
cortex: Motor and cognitive circuits

Richard Ivry: Timing, temporal coupling, and response selection

Daniel Bullock: Action selection and reinforcement learning in a model 
of laminar frontal cortex and the basal ganglia 

Christoph Schreiner: Spectro-temporal receptive field transformation in 
auditory thalamo-cortical system 

Rochel Gelman: Continuity and discontinuity in cognitive development: 
Numerical cognition as a case

Maja Mataric: From what you see to what you do: Imitation in humans 
and humanoid robots

Leon Cooper: Bi-directionally modifiable synapses: From theoretical 
fantasy to experimental fact (keynote lecture) 


Session Topics:
* vision 		 
* object recognition 
* image understanding 
* audition 
* speech and language 
* unsupervised learning 
* supervised learning 
* reinforcement and emotion 
* sensory-motor control 
* spatial mapping and navigation 
* neural circuit models 
* neural system models
* mathematics of neural systems 
* robotics 
* hybrid systems (fuzzy, evolutionary, digital) 
* neuromorphic VLSI 
* industrial applications 
* cognition, planning, and attention
* other

Contributed abstracts must be received, in English, by January 31,
2001. Notification of acceptance will be provided by email by 
February 28, 2001. A meeting registration fee of $50 for regular 
attendees and $35 for students must accompany each Abstract. See 
Registration Information for details. The fee will be returned if 
the Abstract is not accepted for presentation and publication in 
the meeting proceedings. Registration fees of accepted abstracts 
will be returned on request only until April 20, 2001.

Each Abstract should fit on one 8.5" x 11" white page with 1" margins
on all sides, single-column format, single-spaced, Times Roman or
similar font of 10 points or larger, printed on one side of the page
only. Fax submissions will not be accepted. Abstract title, author
name(s), affiliation(s), mailing, and email address(es) should begin
each Abstract. An accompanying cover letter should include: Full title
of Abstract; corresponding author and presenting author name, address,
telephone, fax, and email address; and a first and second choice from
among the topics above, including whether it is biological (B) or
technological (T) work. Example: first choice: vision (T); second
choice: neural system models (B). (Talks will be 15 minutes long. 
Posters will be up for a full day. Overhead, slide, and VCR facilities
will be available for talks.) Abstracts which do not meet these 
requirements or which are submitted with insufficient funds will be 
returned. Accepted Abstracts will be printed in the conference
proceedings volume. No longer paper will be required. The original 
and 3 copies of each Abstract should be sent to: Cynthia Bradford, 
Boston University, Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, 677 
Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Early registration is recommended. To
register, please fill out the registration form below. Student
registrations must be accompanied by a letter of verification from a
department chairperson or faculty/research advisor. If accompanied by
an Abstract or if paying by check, mail to the address above. If
paying by credit card, mail as above, or fax to (617) 353-7755, or
email to The registration fee will help to pay for 
a reception, 6 coffee breaks, and the meeting proceedings.

STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS: Fellowships for PhD candidates and postdoctoral
fellows are available to help cover meeting travel and living costs. 
The deadline to apply for fellowship support is January 31, 2001. 
Applicants will be notified by email by February 28, 2001. Each 
application should include the applicant's CV, including name; mailing 
address; email address; current student status; faculty or PhD research 
advisor's name, address, and email address; relevant courses and other 
educational data; and a list of research articles. A letter from the 
listed faculty or PhD advisor on official institutional stationery 
should accompany the application and summarize how the candidate may 
benefit from the meeting. Fellowship applicants who also submit an 
Abstract need to include the registration fee with their submission. 
Fellowship checks will be distributed after the meeting.


Fifth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems

Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
Boston University
677 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Tutorials: May 30, 2001
Meeting: May 31 - June 2, 2001
FAX: (617) 353-7755

(Please Type or Print)

Mr/Ms/Dr/Prof: _____________________________________________________

Name: ______________________________________________________________

Affiliation: _______________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________

City, State, Postal Code: __________________________________________

Phone and Fax: _____________________________________________________

Email: _____________________________________________________________

The conference registration fee includes the meeting program, reception, 
two coffee breaks each day, and meeting proceedings. The tutorial 
registration fee includes tutorial notes and two coffee breaks.


( ) $75 Conference plus Tutorial (Regular)
( ) $50 Conference plus Tutorial (Student)
( ) $50 Conference Only (Regular)
( ) $35 Conference Only (Student)
( ) $25 Tutorial Only (Regular)
( ) $15 Tutorial Only (Student)

METHOD OF PAYMENT (please fax or mail):

[ ] Enclosed is a check made payable to "Boston University".
 Checks must be made payable in US dollars and issued by
 a US correspondent bank. Each registrant is responsible
 for any and all bank charges.

[ ] I wish to pay my fees by credit card
 (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card only).

Name as it appears on the card: _____________________________________

Type of card: _______________________________________________________

Account number: _____________________________________________________

Expiration date: ____________________________________________________

Signature: __________________________________________________________
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue