LINGUIST List 12.1936

Tue Jul 31 2001

Calls: Discourse/Text/Cognition, Theory of Diagrams

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  1. Society for Text and Discourse, Discourse, Text & Cognition
  2. Volker Haarslev, Theory and Application of Diagrams: DIAGRAMS 2002

Message 1: Discourse, Text & Cognition

Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 11:44:14 -0500
From: Society for Text and Discourse <>
Subject: Discourse, Text & Cognition


 JANUARY 25 - JANUARY 28, 2002


The Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Winter Conference on Discourse, Text &
Cognition will be held in The Inn at Teton Village, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The meeting typically attracts cognitive scientists interested in various
aspects of language and text and the roles they play in various types of
cognitive activities, e.g., reading, conversation, and learning. The
Thirteenth Meeting will take place from Friday, January 25, through Monday,
January 28, 2002. Sessions begin at 4:00pm and end at 8:00pm each night.
Proposals for symposia, individual paper presentations, or posters may be
submitted. Proposals will undergo review, with notification of acceptance to
be provided by the end of 2001. (If you would like to review proposals
please e-mail Susan Goldman ( Posters will be presented in
an organized poster session.

If you are interested in organizing a symposium or inviting a special
speaker, please get in touch with Susan Goldman (


Presentations at the Twelfth Annual Meeting of Winter Text & Cognition
Conference can be in the form of SPOKEN PAPERS, POSTERS, or SYMPOSIA.

Spoken papers: 20 minutes in length plus 5 minutes for questions/discussion.

How to submit a proposal for a spoken paper

Posters: There will be a poster session held on the second night of the
conference. Posters will remain "up" for the duration of the conference.

How to submit a proposal for a poster presentation

Symposia: You may also choose to organize a group of papers or posters into
a topical symposium. Length of presentations should be approximately the
same length as that for individual spoken papers.

How to submit a proposal for a symposium

AudioVisual support information

Authors will be notified about the outcome of the review process by the end
of 2001. Proposals that describe work that has not yet been completed will
not be rated as highly as those where the work has been completed. If you
are submitting more than one proposal, a second requested presentation will
be given lower priority than the first.

Submit your proposal via e-mail. You can send the proposals as attachments
but please be sure they have been formatted for Mac WordPerfect, Word
version 5.1, or Rich Text Format (rtf). You can also "cut" the proposal
directly into the email, but we prefer attachments. We will handle all of
the submission, review, and sending of forms over email. Email address for

Before September 1, 2001:
After September 1, 2001:

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Format for Poster & Spoken Paper Presentations

Please submit the following BY EMAIL to Susan Goldman:

Name of Presenting Author
Title of the Presentation
Full mailing address
Email address
Names of additional authors
Email addresses for additional authors
Telephone number of presenting author


Indicate poster or a spoken paper presentation as first preference. If your
first preference is for a spoken paper, please indicate whether you would be
willing to make a poster presentation. Note: If you are submitting a
presentation as part of a symposium do not also submit it as an individual
 Spoken Presentation
Willing to present as a poster?
Is the submission part of a symposium?
 If yes, which one and who is organizing it?

3. Two Page Summary of the Poster or Spoken Paper Presentation

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Symposia Format

Please submit the following BY EMAIL to Susan Goldman (
Send a 150 word summary describing the focus of the symposium and listing
the papers and presenters that will comprise it. For each paper include a
one-page description of the presentation. Note: If you are submitting a
presentation as part of a symposium do not submit it as an individual


Title of the Symposium
Number of presentations in the Symposium
Full mailing address
Email address
Telephone number of all authors

Please complete the following for EACH presentation in the symposium:

Title of the Presentation
Author(s) Name(s)
Full mailing address
Email address
Telephone number of all authors
Email addresses for all authors

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Audiovisual Support For Spoken Presentations

The conference facilities include:
A projection screen
An overhead Projector
A 2x2 slide projector
A VCR for showing VHS tapes

If you have special projection requirements or can bring a data projector
for yourself and others to use, please indicate this with your submission.

Note that the Rimrock Room accommodates about 40 to 50 people.

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Message 2: Theory and Application of Diagrams: DIAGRAMS 2002

Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 16:07:52 +0200
From: Volker Haarslev <>
Subject: Theory and Application of Diagrams: DIAGRAMS 2002

 Call for Papers


 Second International Conference
 Theory and Application of Diagrams

 Callaway Gardens & Resort, Georgia, USA
 April 18-20, 2002

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"Diagrams" is an international and interdisciplinary conference
series on the theory and application of diagrams in any scientific
field of enquiry. From early human history, diagrams have been
pervasive in human communication. The recent rise of multimedia
technology that has turned advanced visual communication into an
integral part of our everyday reality makes a better understanding
of the role of diagrams and sketches in communication, cognition,
creative thought, and problem-solving a necessity. These
developments have triggered a new surge of interest in the study of
diagrammatic notations, which is driven by several different
scientific disciplines concerned with cognition, computation and

The study of diagrammatic communication as a whole must be pursued
as an interdisciplinary endeavor. "Diagrams 2002" is the second
event in this conference series, which was successfully launched in
Edinburgh in September 2000. It attracts a large number of
researchers from virtually all academic fields that are studying the
nature of diagrammatic representations, their use in human
communication, and cognitive or computational mechanisms for
processing diagrams. By combining several earlier workshop and
symposia series that were held in the US and Europe, "Diagrams" has
emerged as a major international conference on this topic. It is the
only conference that provides a united forum for all areas that are
concerned with the study of diagrams: architecture, artificial
intelligence, cartography, cognitive science, computer science,
education, graphic design, history of science, human-computer
interaction, linguistics, philosophical logic, and psychology, to
name a few.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
 - diagram understanding by humans or machines
 - computational models of reasoning with and interpretation of
 - psychological issues pertaining to perception, comprehension, and
 production of diagrams
 - reasoning with diagrammatic representations
 - history of diagrammatic languages and notations
 - formalization of diagrammatic notations
 - diagram usage in scientific discovery
 - usability issues concerning diagrams
 - novel uses of diagrammatic notations
 - role of diagrams in applied areas such as visualization

"Diagrams 2002" will consist of technical sessions with
presentations of refereed papers, posters and tutorial sessions. The
tutorials will provide introductions to diagram research in various
disciplines in order to foster a lively interdisciplinary exchange.

We invite submissions of tutorial proposals, full research papers
and extended abstracts of posters. All submissions will be fully
peer reviewed and accepted papers and posters will be published in
the conference proceedings. Further information and submission
details will be available from the conference web site:

Important Dates in 2001 and 2002:
November 2, 2001 Deadline for submission of Abstracts
November 16, 2001 Deadline for submission of Papers/Posters
January 11, 2002 Notification of authors
January 25, 2002 Camera ready copies due
March 1, 2002 Deadline for early registration
April 18-20 Diagrams 2002 conference

General Chair:
N. Hari Narayanan, Auburn University & Georgia Tech (USA)

Program Chairs:
Mary Hegarty, UC Santa Barbara (USA)
Bernd Meyer, Monash University (Australia)

Local Chair:
Roland Hubscher, Auburn University (USA)

Publicity Chair:
Volker Haarslev, University of Hamburg (Germany)

Program Committee:

Michael Anderson, University of Hartford, USA
Alan Blackwell, Cambridge University, UK
Dorothea Blostein, Queen's University, Canada
Paolo Bottoni, University of Rome, Italy
Jo Calder, Edinburgh University, UK
B. Chandrasekaran Ohio State University, USA
Peter Cheng, University of Nottingham, UK
Richard Cox, Sussex University, UK
Norman Foo, University of Sydney, Australia
Ken Forbus, Northwestern University, USA
George Furnas, University of Michigan, USA
Meredith Gattis, University of Sheffield, UK
Helen Gigley Office of Naval Research, USA
Corin Gurr, Edinburgh University, UK
Volker Haarslev, University of Hamburg, Germany
Mary Hegarty, University of California, USA
John Howse, University of Brighton, UK
Roland Hubscher, Auburn University, USA
Maria Kozhevnikov, Rutgers University, USA
Zenon Kulpa Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland
Stefano Levialdi, University of Rome, Italy
Bernd Meyer, Monash University, Australia
Richard Mayer, University of California, USA
Mark Minas, University of Erlangen, Germany
Hari Narayanan, Auburn University & Georgia Tech, USA
Kim Marriott, Monash University, Australia
Nancy Nersessian, Georgia Tech, USA
Daniel Schwartz, Stanford University, USA
Priti Shah, University of Michigan, USA
Atsushi Shimojima, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Sun-Joo Shin, University of Notre Dame, USA
Masaki Suwa, Chukyo University, Japan
Yvonne Waern, Linkoeping University, Sweden
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