LINGUIST List 12.532

Mon Feb 26 2001

Calls: Formal Ling, Lang/Logic/Computation

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  1. Norvin Richards, AFLA 8--2nd Call for Papers
  2. Ingrid van Loon, 4th Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation

Message 1: AFLA 8--2nd Call for Papers

Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 08:55:29 -0500
From: Norvin Richards <norvinMIT.EDU>
Subject: AFLA 8--2nd Call for Papers

The 8th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics
Association (AFLA) will take place at MIT on April 27-29.

Abstract deadline: March 1.
Invited speakers: 
	Sandra Chung, University of California at Santa Cruz,
	Melenaite Taumoefolau, University of Auckland,
	and two student presenters to be chosen from the abstracts
	 submitted.

Abstracts are invited for 30 minute talks (20 minute presentation + 10
minutes of discussion) on any aspect of formal linguistics (e.g.,
phonology, phonetics, syntax, semantics, morphology, language
acquisition, language contact) of any Austronesian language. Authors
should limit themselves to one single and one joint abstract.

Abstracts should be at most two pages long, in a 12 point font with
1-inch margins. They may be sent either by e-mail (pdf or ps files are
preferred) or by regular mail. E-mailed abstracts should be sent to
aflamit.edu, or please send regular mail to:

	 AFLA Organizing Committee
	 Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
	 E39-245 MIT
	 Cambridge, MA 02139
	 USA

Abstracts need not be anonymous.

For more information, please contact Ileana Paul or Norvin Richards at
aflamit.edu. 














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Message 2: 4th Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation

Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 16:43:41 +0100
From: Ingrid van Loon <ingridwins.uva.nl>
Subject: 4th Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation


	 

	The Fourth International Tbilisi Symposium
	 on Language, Logic and Computation

		 Borjomi, Georgia
	 September 23-28, 2001
		 www.illc.uva.nl/borjomi

The fourth Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation will be 
held in the mountain resort Likani, situated in the Borjomi Canyon, from 
23 to 28 September. The Symposium is organized by the Centre for 
Language, Logic and Speech at the Tbilisi State University in conjunction 
with the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the 
University of Amsterdam. The 2001 forum is the fourth instalment of a 
series of biannual Symposia. The preceding ones took place in the 
Georgian mountain resort Gudauri (1995), at the capital of Georgia Tbilisi
(1997) and in the Black sea cost resort Chakvi (1999). The success 
of this triad encourages us to continue this series.


THEMES

The Symposium welcomes papers on current research in all aspects of 
Linguistics, Logic and Computation, including but not limited to:

Natural language semantics/pragmatics
Algebraic and relational semantics
Natural language processing
Logic in AI and natural language
Natural language and logic programming
Automated reasoning
Natural language and databases
Information retrieval from text
Natural language and internet
Constructive and modal logic

In line with the main trend in this field we strongly encourage the
submission of papers concerning applications of logic to computation and 
the application of logic and computation to language description and
modelling.


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Abstracts of papers submitted for presentation should not exceed 2 000
words. The abstracts should include, on the first page: title, author's
name, affiliation, complete mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail address,
an abstract of 200 words maximum, and up to five key- words.

The preferred method of submission is electronically through the website
www.illc.uva.ml/borjomi
Only persons without access to the web can submit a hard copy. These hard
copies should be submitted to the following address:

Ingrid van Loon
ILLC
Plantage Muidergracht 24
NL-1018 TV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

The collection volume of the short versions will be available during the
Symposium. The printing of the proceedings with full size (8-12 pages)
papers is planned immediately after the Symposium.


IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: April 30, 2001
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2001
Registration deadline: August 15, 2001
Symposium: September 23-28, 2001


TUTORIALS

In parallel with the Symposium tutorials will be given by outstanding
scholars for students and post-graduates. They are explicitly meant to
address Interdisciplinary issues in the fields of language, logic and
computation. Johan van Benthem (ILLC, University of Amsterdam) will give
a tutorial on Logic, Patrick Blackburn (INRIA, Lorraine) on Computation
and Irene Heim (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to be confirmed)
on Language.


INVITED SPEAKERS

Ju. Apresjan (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
R. Cooper (University of Goteborg)
M. Krifka (Humboldt University Berlin )
B. Partee (University of Massachusetts)
D. Pearce (to be confirmed)
Y. Venema (University of Amsterdam, to be confirmed)
A. Voronkov (The University of Manchester)
M. Zakharyaschev (King's College, London)


SCIENTIFIC BOARD

chairs
Th. Gamkrelidze (Tbilisi State University)
D. de Jongh (University of Amsterdam)
members
Matthias Baaz (Technical University of Vienna)
Guram Bezhanishvili (New Mexico State University)
Wim Blok (The University of Illinois at Chicago)
Igor Boguslavskij (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
George Chikoidze (Georgian Academy of Sciences)
Robin Cooper (Gļæ½teborg University)
Leo Esakia (Georgian Academy of Sciences)
Eva Hajicova (Charles University)
Georgi Japaridze (Villanova University)
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University Berlin)
Igor Melchuk (Montreal University)
Hiroakira Ono (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
Barbara Partee (University of Massachusetts)
Carl Vogel (Trinity College Dublin)


ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE

T. Khurodze (pro-rector of the Tbilisi State University, Chair)
P. Dekker, I. van Loon, M. Marx, H. Zeevat (University of Amsterdam)
N. Amirezashvili, R. Asatiani, N. Bezhanishvili, G. Chikoidze, R. Grigolia,
M. Ivanishvili, N. Javashvili, L. Lortkipanidze(Georgian Academy of Sciences)
N. Chanishvili, K. Phkhakadze, Kh. Rukhaia, N. Shengelaia (Tbilisi State
University)


FEES

The participant's fee is 200 EURO. This fee is not obligatory
forparticipants from Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent
States.


TRAVEL

By plane to Tbilisi and then by bus (3-4 hours) to Likani; a special bus
trip is planned which will start inTbilisi at Sunday September 23.

A visa can be obtained at the airport. All participants will get a letter
of invitation to facilitate the procedure of getting a visa.


LOCATION

Georgia is an ancient country situated between Black and Kaspian Seas,
Caucasus Mountains and Turkey. This is the country of the Golden Fleece,
myth of Argonauts, Jason and Medea, Promethee, chained to the Caucasus
Mountains. Georgia is famous for its high quality wines, exquisite cuisine
and cordial hospitality.

The Symposium will be hosted by the Tbilisi State University, the chief
centre of education in the country which has several outstanding scholars
in science, art and politics among its graduates.

The Fourth Tbilisi Symposium will be held in Likani, a group of sanatoriums
and hotels situated in the famous mountain resort Borjomi. Borjomi (175 km
west from Tbilisi) is the largest mountain spa in Georgia, whose name is a
synonym for mineral water throughout Georgia. The surrounding countryside
with many good walks in the hills and several attractive parks is a nature
reserve. Borjomi Canyon slopes are covered by mixed forest, variegated in
the autumn; somewhat higher in the Canyon is the ski resort Bakuriani and
at a distance of 150 km the medieval cave-city Vardzia. From the monuments
in Borjomi the most important is one of the residencies of Russian Kings.


EXCURSIONS

Short excursions are planned to the ski resort Bakuriani and cave-city
Vardzia. As one of the options of return to Tbilisi a two-day trip is
planned to the second town of Georgia, Kutaisi, and the mountain resort
Shovi situated on the south slopes of the main Caucasus ridge.


INFORMATION

www.illc.uva.nl/borjomi

For more information one may also contact:

George Chikoidze
Dept. of Language Modelling
Institute of Control Systems
Georgian Academy of Sciences
34, K. Gamsakhurdia
380060 Tbilisi
Georgia
phone: +995 32 382136
fax: +995 32 942391
chikocontsys.acnet.ge

or:
Ingrid van Loon
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
University of Amsterdam
Plantage Muidergracht 24
NL-1018 TV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
phone: +31 20 525 6519
fax: +31 20 525 5206
borjomiwins.uva.nl


ABOUT GEORGIA/BORJOMI

Web sites:
www.parliament.ge
www.parliament.ge/~nino/borjomi/borjomi.html
avkl.narod.ru/gallery/georgia/english.html
www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/gg.html
www.grida.no/enrin/htmls/georgia/soegeor/english/biodiv/reserves/borjomi.htm
www.sakartvelo.com
dir.yahoo.com/Regional/Countries/Georgia/

Travel guide: "Georgia; The Bradt Travel Guide" by Tim Burford (published by
Bradt in 1999); ISBN I 898323 98 4
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