LINGUIST List 12.2433

Tue Oct 2 2001

Calls: Ling Diagrams, Intercultural Approaches in Lang

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  1. D2K2CfP, Second Call for Papers: DIAGRAMS 2002
  2. Razvan Saftoiu, conference announcement

Message 1: Second Call for Papers: DIAGRAMS 2002

Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 11:04:13 +0200
From: D2K2CfP <>
Subject: Second Call for Papers: DIAGRAMS 2002

 Second 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
inquiry. 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 communication.

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 [Reasoning with Diagrammatic Representations
(DR), US; Thinking with Diagrams (TWD), Europe; Theory of Visual
Languages (TVL), 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:
- computational models of reasoning with and interpretation of
- diagram understanding by humans or machines
- diagram usage in scientific discovery
- formalization of diagrammatic notations
- history of diagrammatic languages and notations
- interactive graphical communication
- novel uses of diagrammatic notations
- psychological issues pertaining to perception, comprehension, and
 production of diagrams
- reasoning with diagrammatic representations
- role of diagrams in applied areas such as visualization
- spatial information and diagrams
- usability issues concerning diagrams

"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, Fordham University, USA
Dave Barker-Plummer, Stanford University, 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
Max J. Egenhofer, University of Maine, USA
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
Mark Gross, University of Washington, USA
Corin Gurr, Edinburgh University, UK
Volker Haarslev, University of Hamburg, Germany
Patrick Healey, University of London, UK
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
Robert Lindsay, University of Michigan, USA
Ric Lowe, Curtin University, Australia
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
Barbara Tversky, Stanford University, USA
Yvonne Waern, Linkoeping University, Sweden

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Message 2: conference announcement

Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 03:06:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: Razvan Saftoiu <>
Subject: conference announcement


The Philology Department organizes the ending session of EUROPEAN YEAR
OF LANGUAGES 2001 and invites you to take part in. The conference will
LANGUAGE and will be held on December, 14th and 15th 2001 at the
University of Ploiesti

The sections of the conference are:
1. European and Romanian Didactics
2. European Linguistic Policies
3. Integration of Romanian Linguistics into European

If you want to take part in the conference, you should
send an e-mail containing: your name and surname,
institution (university), scientific title, city,
country, title of the presentation by October, 20th to
the person who is in charge with the section you are
interested in. If you want to know more about this
session, you can contact one of these persons:

For section1: 	
Razvan Saftoiu:
Adina Gusa:

For section 2: 	
Ionela Chiru:

For section 3:	
Cristina Gafu:

The abstracts will be sent by October, 20th. They will
not be longer than a page (2000 characters) and will
be written in English or French. Sending abstracts by
e-mail is strongly encouraged. The abstracts will be
published in a special volume, which will be sponsored
by the Council of Europe. The presentations will be
published in a special issue of "Journal of Pedagogy"
and "Bulletin of the University of Ploiesti -
Philology Department". 

The University Board assured us that your
accommodation during the conference (hostel in the
campus) will be free of charge. The registration fee
is 50$ and includes: 
- the conference folder and badge
- most of the refreshments during scheduled breaks

The second circular, referring to the programme, will
be sent by October, 30th to all those who have sent
the application form and the abstract by October,


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