LINGUIST List 12.1509

Thu Jun 7 2001

Calls: Business Communication, Computational Logic

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  1. Bargiela, Francesca, Language in intercultural business communication
  2. Giorgio Delzanno, Computational Logic - ICLP ws SAVE 2001

Message 1: Language in intercultural business communication

Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 09:05:09 +0100
From: Bargiela, Francesca <>
Subject: Language in intercultural business communication


Aarhus Business School
23-25 May 2002


Research Issues and Methods

Call for Papers

Research in intercultural business communication has often focused on
cultural differences and intercultural (mis)understanding and on how
language choices may contribute to the negotiation or meditation of
such differences. In addition, recent work within business
communication studies has highlighted the potential usefulness of
multi- method research in the investigation of communication within
business contexts (e.g. Rogers 2001; Bargiela-Chiappini & Nickerson,

The symposium aims to explore the methods and approaches currently in
use in the investigation of language in intercultural business
communication, and to identify where the research interests of the
symposium participants converge. In doing so, the conveners hope to
provide a forum for the discussion of research in intercultural
business communication in the future.

Submissions are invited from scholars representing a variety of
disciplines on the two related themes of: (1) the dynamics of
language, and languages, in intercultural business communication; and
(2) the research methods and approaches that may most usefully be
applied to the investigation of language and languages at work in
business contexts.

Proposals for paper submissions to this symposium will look at either
or both of the following areas: (1) the complexity of language factors
that occur in intercultural business encounters, both written and
spoken varieties; (2) the analytical approaches and methodologies that
facilitate our understanding of real life 'language at work'.

Submissions may include topics such as, the use of English (or another
language) as a lingua franca, multilingual meetings, the interplay
between written and spoken communication, computer-mediated
communication (e.g. electronic communication, video-conferencing),
multi- method approaches and multi-disciplinary research.

The conveners hope to place a selection of the best papers presented
at the conference in an appropriate international journal.

31 August 2001

Please send to:

Francesca Bargiela
English and Media Studies
Nottingham Trent University
Catherine Nickerson
Business Communication Studies
Nijmegen University

For further details, please refer to the convention web-site at


Dr Francesca Bargiela
Research Fellow
Nottingham Trent University

tel. +44 115 848 6354 (+ voicemail)
fax +44 115 848 6632
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Message 2: Computational Logic - ICLP ws SAVE 2001

Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 17:08:18 +0200 (CEST)
From: Giorgio Delzanno <>
Subject: Computational Logic - ICLP ws SAVE 2001

 ICLP 2001 workshop SAVE 2001

 Specification, Analysis and Validation for Emerging Technologies

 in Computational Logic
	 Dec 1, 2001 , Coral Beach Hotel and Resort, Paphos, Cyprus
 Submission Deadline: August 25, 2001

The huge increase in interconnectivity we have witnessed in the last
decade has boosted the development of systems which are often
large-scale, distributed, time-critical, and possibly acting in an
unreliable or malicious environment. Furthermore, software and
hardware components are often mobile, and have to interact with a
potentially arbitrary number of other entities.

These systems require solid formal techniques for their verification
and analysis. In this respect, computational logic plays an
increasingly important role, both providing formal methods for proving
system's correctness and tools - e.g. using techniques like constraint
programming and theorem proving - for verifying their properties.

In addition, computational logic is gaining importance as tool for the
specification of (part) of these systems. For instance, one can think
at the specification, in a form of temporal logic, of a communication
protocol. Such specification offers the advantage that one can reason
about it using formal methods, and at the same time it is often easily
executable by rewriting it into a logic-based programming language.

Extending and shifting slightly from the scope of the predecessors (on
verification and logic languages) held in the context of past editions
of ICLP, the aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers
interested in the use of computational logicas a tool for the
specification, analysis and validation of systems, with particular
emphasis on (but not restricted to) emerging technologies like World
Wide Web and E-Commerce, (protocols for) Smart Cards and Mobile
Telephony, Wireless Technology, Hybrid Systems, Real-Time and
Distributed systems etc.


The topics of interest include but are not limited to: 

 Specification languages and rapid prototyping: 
 Logic programming and its extensions 
 First-order, constructive, modal and temporal logic 
 Type theory 
 Abstract interpretation 
 Static analysis 
 Simulation and testing 
 Deductive methods 
 Model checking 
 Theorem proving 

The preferred issues include, but are not limited to: 

 Mobility: specification and verification of mobile code. 
 Security: access rights, information flow, and security protocols. 
 Interaction, coordination, negotiation, communication and exchange on the Web. 
 Open and infinite-state systems. 
 Real-time systems. 

Important Dates: 

 Deadline for submissions: August 25, 2001. 
 Notification of acceptance/rejection: September 15, 2001. 
 Final papers due: October 5, 2001. 

Authors should submit papers of at most 15 pages, in postscript
format, formatted for A4 paper, to Giorgio Delzanno
( by 31st July 2001. The proceedings will be
published in electronic format. A printed version will be distributed
to all participants of the workshop. On the basis of the number and
quality of the submissions, we could also consider the possibility of
inviting submissions for a special issue of an international journal
dedicated to the workshop.

Workshop Organizers/PC Chairs: 

 Giorgio Delzanno 
 Dipartimento di Informatica e Scienze dell'Informazione 
 Universita' di Genova 
 Sandro Etalle 
 Department of Computer Science 
 University of Twente and CWI 
 Maurizio Gabbrielli 
 Dipartimento di Matematica ed Informatica 
 Universita' di Udine 
Program Committee: 

 Radhia Cousot, CNRS & �cole Polytechnique, France 
 Giorgio Delzanno, University of Genova, Italy 
 Sandro Etalle, University of Twente and CWI, The Netherlands 
 Maurizio Gabbrielli, University of Udine, Italy 
 Thierry Massart, University of Brussels, Belgium 
 Frank Pfenning, Carnegie Mellon University, USA 
 Andreas Podelski, Max Planck Institute, Germany 
 Sriram Rajamani, Microsoft Research, USA 
 Jean-Francois Raskin, University of Brussels, Belgium 
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