LINGUIST List 12.1416

Tue May 22 2001

Calls: Modeling/Using Context, Methods/Dialectology

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  1. Roy M. Turner, Modeling and Using Context - CONTEXT-01,
  2. Markku Filppula, Methods in Dialectology - Methods XI

Message 1: Modeling and Using Context - CONTEXT-01,

Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 21:43:59 -0400
From: Roy M. Turner <>
Subject: Modeling and Using Context - CONTEXT-01,

			 Call for Participation

		CONTEXT'01: Third International Conference on
			 Modeling and Using Context

			 University of Dundee
			 Dundee, Scotland
			 July 27-30, 2001
	 (mirrored at

 (This document is also available in US letter-sized PostScript, A4-sized PostScript, US letter-sized PDF, A4-sized PDF, and text forms.)

The biennial International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and
Using Context (CONTEXT) provides a forum for high-quality discussions about
context among researchers in artficial intelligence, cognitive science, 
computer science, linguistics, organizational science, philosophy, and
psychology. Context is important in a wide range of fields and applications, 
and in a variety of ways. The importance of studying context as a subject 
matter in its own right, as well as in how it relates to other areas, is widely
acknowledged. This is evidenced by numerous recent workshops, symposia,
seminars, and conferences on the subject (see the Context Web site). The 
CONTEXT series of conferences has a unique place among these these due to its 
strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research. The first conference in this
series (CONTEXT'97) was held in Rio de Janeiro in 1997, and the second 
(CONTEXT' 99) was held in Trento in 1999 (see for details).


The following topics are indicative of the scope of the conference:
case-based reasoning, cognitive modeling, commonsense reasoning,
active databases, decision support systems, distributed information
systems, formal theories of context, heterogeneous information
integration, human-computer interaction, information management,
intelligent internet systems, intelligent tutoring systems, knowledge
engineering, knowledge management, knowledge representation, machine
learning, multi-agent systems, natural language processing, natural
language semantics, organizational contexts, philosophical
foundations, and pragmatics.


A complete list of accepted papers is on-line at:


Patrick Blackburn, INRIA, Lorraine, France
Herbert Clark, Psychology Department, Stanford University
Jerry Hobbs, SRI International, Menlo Park, California
Alex Lascarides, Division of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
John Perry, Philosophy Department, Stanford University, California


Contexts in Logics. Organizers: Chiara Ghidini (,
University of Liverpool, UK, and Luciano Serafini (,

ITC-IRST, Trento, Italy. (

Temporality and Discourse Context: Dynamic and Modal Approaches. Organizer: Tim
Fernando (, Trinity College Dublin, University of
Dublin. ( )


Registration for the conference is via the Web. The registration form can be
accessed by visiting the conference Web site:
and selecting the ``Register'' menu item. Two types of registration exist,
depending on whether one will be staying in the associated accommodations
(residential attendees) or not (local attendees). The residential registration
fees are as follows:

 Before June 22 After June 22
 Regular �100 (100 UK Pounds) �130
 Student �50 �130

Accommodations may be reserved via the on-line registration form as
well (from �32-55 per night). Those with accommodations and who pay
the residential registration fee will be provided admission to the
conference, the opening reception, and the poster buffet, and will
receive a copy of the proceedings. Admission to the 5-course dinner on
June 29th is available to the residential attendees for an additional

Local registration is �20 per day attending, and includes admission
to that day's conference activities and lunch. Conference proceedings
will be available for an additional nominal charge. Admission to the
5-course dinner on June 29th is available to local attendees for an
additional �23.


Conference Chair: Paolo Bouquet (

Program Co-Chairs: Rich Thomason ( and Varol Akman

Steering Committee: Paolo Bouquet, Patrick Brezillon, Rich Thomason,
 Varol Akman, Roger Young, Gilles Fauconnier, Fausto Giunchiglia, Carlo
 Penco, Francois Recanati, and Luciano Serafini

Organizing Committee: Paolo Bouquet, Patrick Brezillon, Rich Thomason,
 Varol Akman, Roy Turner, and Massimo Benerecetti

Workshops Chair: Massimo Benerecetti (

Local Arrangements Chair: Roger Young (

Local Arrangements Committee: Roger Young, Neil Cooper, Roy Dyckhoff,
 Alex Lascarides, Wayne Murray, and Nick Taylor

Publicity Chair: Roy Turner (

Program Committee: Daniel Andler, Universite de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris
 IV), France; Horacio Arlo Costa, Carnegie Mellon University, USA; Kent Bach,
 San Francisco State University, USA; Carla Bazzanella, Universit� di Torino, Italy; David Beaver, Stanford University, USA; Matteo Bonifacio, Arthur
 Andersen Italia, Italy; Cristiano Castelfranchi, Universit� di Siena, Italy;
 Jean-Charles Pomerol, DRITT, UPMC, France; Herbert Clark, Stanford
 University, USA; Christo Dichev, North Carolina A&T State University; Bruce
 Edmonds, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; Paul Feltovich, Southern
 Illinois University School of Medicine, USA; Tim Fernando, Trinity College,
 Ireland; Anita Fetzer, Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany; Michael Fisher,
 Liverpool University, UK; Claude Frasson, University of Montreal, Canada;
 Chiara Ghidini, University of Liverpool, UK; Alain Giboin, Unite de
 Recherche Sophia-Antipolis, France; Pat Hayes, The University of West
 Florida, USA; Jerry Hobbs, SRI International, USA; Lucja Iwanska, LxLinks,
 Inc., USA; Ruth Kempson, King's College, UK; Ewan Klein, University of
 Edinburgh, UK; Yves Kodratoff, Universite Paris-Sud, France; Boicho Kokinov,
 New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria; Jose Luis Bermudez, University of
 Stirling, UK; Mark Maybury, MITRE Corporation, USA; Bernard Moulin,
 Universit� Laval, Canada; John Mylopoulos, University of Toronto, Canada;
 Rolf Nossum, Agder University College, Norway; John Perry, Stanford
 University, USA; Stefano Predelli, Universitetet i Oslo, Norway; Marina
 Sbisa, Universit� di Trieste, Italy; Carles Sierra, CSIC-Spanish Scientific
 Research Council, Spain; Munindar Singh, North Carolina State University,
 USA; Steffen Staab, University of Karlsruhe, Germany; Robert Stalnaker, MIT,
 USA; Jason Stanley, University of Michigan, USA; Mike Tanenhaus , University
 of Rochester, USA; and Robert Young, NC State University, USA


Dundee City Council, The British Academy, and the University of Dundee
Department of Philosphy
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Message 2: Methods in Dialectology - Methods XI

Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 15:39:28 +0300
From: Markku Filppula <>
Subject: Methods in Dialectology - Methods XI

METHODS XI: Eleventh International Conference on Methods in Dialectology

August 5 - 9, 2002
University of Joensuu
North Karelia, Finland


The Eleventh International Conference on Methods in Dialectology
(Methods XI) will be held from 5 to 9 August 2002, at the University
of Joensuu, North Karelia, Finland. This conference, which has
previously met triennially at various places in Canada and the United
Kingdom, is now for the first time arranged in northern Europe. From
its initial focus on problems of methodology, the conference series
has gradually expanded its scope to cover the whole range of issues
relating to regional, social and also historical variation in any
language, group of languages or linguistic area.

Conference venue

The conference will be held on the main campus of the University of
Joensuu. One of the newest universities in Finland, it celebrated its
thirtieth anniversary in 1999. The University has six faculties and a
student population of slightly over 6,000. It is situated in Joensuu,
which is the administrative centre of North Karelia, the easternmost
province of Finland. This area can be described as a meeting point
between two different cultural traditions, one looking to the
Protestant west, the other drawing on the East Orthodox religious
tradition. The latter retains a strong presence in North Karelia and
especially in those areas of historical Karelia which are now on the
Russian side of the border. Indeed, it is the closeness of the border,
with its numerous changes over the centuries, which adds special
flavour to the cultural atmosphere and everyday life of North
Karelia. While the border was virtually closed in the years before the
collapse of the Soviet Union, access to Russian Karelia is now
relatively easy. Various kinds of cross-border traffic connections and
trade links are being established with great vigour.

Travel information

Joensuu can be easily reached by air via Helsinki (flight-time about 1
hour). There are several trains per day from Helsinki, Tampere and
Turku. For those travelling by car or coach, the roads from Helsinki
or the other major ports offer a beautiful journey through some of the
best parts of the Finnish Lakelands.

Registration and accommodation

Detailed information about registration, accommodation and conference
tours will be posted on our website as soon as it becomes
available. This information will also be included in the Second
Circular, which will be sent out in September 2001 to all those on our
e-mail list.

Abstracts and papers

Abstracts for papers are invited on any topic in regional, social or
historical language variation. The presentations will last for 20
minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion period. Abstracts should
be 300-400 words long, excluding bibliographies, and they should be
submitted by e-mail as RTF (or ASCII text) files to the following

If e-mail facilities are unavailable, please use the postal address below.
The conference language is English, but papers read in French and German
are also welcome. The deadline for submission is 30 November, 2001. The
authors will be notified of acceptance in January 2002.

Given the nature of North Karelia as a historical border area between
two states and two different linguistic and cultural traditions, a
special theme for Methods XI will be "Dialects across borders". Papers
and workshops or special sessions are particularly welcome on topics
dealing with the effects of political, ethnic, cultural or other kinds
of borders on all aspects of dialect or language variation. A number
of distinguished scholars are presently being invited as keynote
speakers. Suggestions for special sessions, workshops, demonstrations
or poster sessions on other topics are also welcome. Further
information will be announced on the conference website, which is
updated regularly.

We look forward to seeing you in Joensuu in August 2002.

Organising Committee:

Markku Filppula (chairperson)
Marjatta Palander (vice-chairperson)
Juhani Klemola
Jussi Niemi
Lea Siilin
Ossi Kokko (conference administrator)
Esa Penttil� (conference administrator)
Heli Pitk�nen (conference administrator)
Kenneth Meaney (webmaster)

Conference website:
Fax: +358-13-251 4211

Postal address:

Methods XI Organising Committee
Department of English
University of Joensuu
P.O. Box 111
FIN-80101 Joensuu
Prof. Markku Filppula
Department of English
University of Joensuu
P.O. Box 111
80101 Joensuu
Tel. +358-251 4317
Fax +358-251 4211
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