LINGUIST List 12.2679

Fri Oct 26 2001

Calls: Speech & Lang, Laboratory Phonology

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  1. Cynthia Bradford, 6th ICCNS: Call for Abstracts
  2. Doug Whalen, Calls: Laboratory Phonology 8, New Haven, June 2002

Message 1: 6th ICCNS: Call for Abstracts

Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 13:59:46 -0400
From: Cynthia Bradford <>
Subject: 6th ICCNS: Call for Abstracts


Tutorials: May 29, 2002
Meeting: May 30 - June 1, 2002 

Boston University
677 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Sponsored by Boston University's
Center for Adaptive Systems
Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
with financial support from the 
Office of Naval Research 

This interdisciplinary conference has drawn about 300 people from
around the world each time that it has been offered. Last year's
conference was attended by scientists from 31 countries. The
conference is structured to facilitate intense communication between
its participants, both in the formal sessions and during its other
activities. As during previous years, the conference will focus on
solutions to the fundamental questions:

How Does the Brain Control Behavior?

How Can Technology Emulate Biological Intelligence?

The conference will include invited tutorials and lectures, and
contributed lectures and posters by experts on the biology and
technology of how the brain and other intelligent systems adapt to a
changing world. The conference is aimed at researchers and students of
computational neuroscience, connectionist cognitive science,
artificial neural networks, neuromorphic engineering, and artificial

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

Abstract submissions encourage submissions of the latest results.

Costs are kept at a minimum without compromising the quality of
meeting handouts and social events.

Confirmed invited speakers include: 
Dana Ballard 
Jeff Bowers 
Daniel Bullock 
Edward M. Callaway 
Gail Carpenter 
Bart Ermentrout 
David Field 
Mark Gluck 
Stephen Grossberg 
Frank Guenther 
Daniel Johnston 
Philip J. Kellman 
Stephen G. Lisberger 
James McClelland 
Ferdinando Mussa-Ivaldi 
Lynn Nadel 
Erkki Oja 
Randall O'Reilly 
Michael Page 
John Rinzel 
Edmund Rolls 
Daniel Schacter 
Wolfram Schultz 
Rudiger von der Heydt 


Session Topics:

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

Contributed abstracts must be received, in English, by January 31,
2002. Notification of acceptance will be provided by email by February
28, 2002. A meeting registration fee must accompany each
Abstract. See Registration Information below 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 19, 2002.

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; requested preference for oral or
poster presentation; and a first and second choice from 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, VCR, and LCD projector 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,
2002. Applicants will be notified by email by February 28, 2002. 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 Abstract submission. Those who are awarded fellowships are
required to register for and attend both the conference and the day of
tutorials. Fellowship checks will be distributed after the meeting.


Sixth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems

Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
Boston University
677 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Tutorials: May 29, 2002
Meeting: May 30 - June 1, 2002
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


( ) $85 Conference plus Tutorial (Regular)
( ) $55 Conference plus Tutorial (Student)
( ) $60 Conference Only (Regular)
( ) $40 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: __________________________________________________________

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Message 2: Calls: Laboratory Phonology 8, New Haven, June 2002

Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 11:34:33 -0400
From: Doug Whalen <>
Subject: Calls: Laboratory Phonology 8, New Haven, June 2002

LabPhon 8

Eighth Conference on Laboratory Phonology:
	Varieties of Phonological Competence
New Haven, CT, USA, 27-30 June, 2002

Yale University and Haskins Laboratories

LabPhon 8, "Varieties of Phonological Competence," will continue the
tradition of this biennial series of conferences by presenting
research showing the interrelationships of phonological theory and
data collected in the laboratory. LabPhon 8 will expand on previous
areas to include the phonology of signed languages, issues in
acquisition, and a focus on endangered languages.

Invited speakers :

 * Diane Brentari, Purdue University
 * David Corina, University of Washington
 * Fred Cummins, University College, Dublin
 * D. Robert Ladd, University of Edinburgh
 * Mark Liberman, University of Pennsylvania
 * Maire Ni-Chiosain ,University College, Dublin
 * Stephanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, MIT
 * Marilyn Vihman, University of Bangor, Wales

Invited discussants:

 * Dani Byrd, University of Southern California
 * Diamandis Gafos, New York University
 * John McCarthy, University of Massachusetts
 * David Perlmutter, University of California, San Diego
 * Donca Steriade, MIT
 * Shelley Velleman, University of Massachusetts

We invite submission of abstracts relating to the use of laboratory
examinations of speech or sign language to the construction of
phonological theories.

Please send a single copy of your abstract by e-mail, to:

Abstracts must arrive at this address by 14 January, 2002. Receipt
will be acknowledged by return email.

Abstracts should be submitted as the main body of your e-mail message
or as a PDF attachment. Faxed abstracts will not be accepted.

Abstracts may contain up to 800 words (including references, examples,
etc.). Abstracts in the main text body should contain ASCII text
only; for phonetic symbols, please use the SAMPA symbols described at

Abstracts should be anonymous. PDF files should not list the authors,
but the accompanying message should. At the bottom of your message,
list your name, mailing address, email address, affiliation, and
preference for poster or oral presentation. Authors will be notified
as to whether their abstract has been accepted for oral or poster
presentation, and whether the paper will be considered for

Authors will be required to submit draft papers by April 28, 2002, and
to bring nearly final versions of their papers (to be sent out for
review) to the conference. The deadline for absolutely final versions
(after the review process) will be December 1, 2002.

For information about the conference, and for updates, please see our
web page at

where you can also sign up for the LabPhon8 mailing list. Questions
can be addressed to

Organizing Committee:

 * Stephen Anderson , Yale University
 * Catherine Best, Wesleyan University and Haskins Laboratories
 * Louis Goldstein, Yale University and Haskins Laboratories
 * D. H. Whalen, Haskins Laboratories
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