LINGUIST List 13.21

Mon Jan 7 2002

Calls: Mind-Language-Metaphor,Artificial Intelligence

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  1.>, CfP: Mind,Language and Metaphor: Euroconference on Consciousness and the Imagination
  2. AIMSA02 secretariat, Call for Papers: AIMSA'02

Message 1: CfP: Mind,Language and Metaphor: Euroconference on Consciousness and the Imagination

Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 11:06:00 -0000
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Subject: CfP: Mind,Language and Metaphor: Euroconference on Consciousness and the Imagination

 Second Call for Papers

 Mind, Language and Metaphor
 Euroconference on Consciousness and
 the Imagination

Supported by the European Commission, Research DG, Human Potential
Programme, High-Level Scientific Conferences
(Contract No: HPCF-CT-2000-5275)

Kerkrade (near Maastricht), The Netherlands, 20-24 April 2002
chair: Zazie Todd (Leeds, UK)
Vice-chair: John Barnden (Birmingham, UK)

Speakers will include:
George Lakoff (Berkeley, US)
Mark Turner (Maryland, US)
Ray Gibbs (Santa Cruz, US)
Susan Greenfield (Oxford, UK)
Maxim Stamenov (G�ttingen, D)
Wallace Chafe (Santa Barbara, US)
Cristina Cacciari (Bologna, I)
Rachel Giora (Tel Aviv, IL)
Ray Paton (Liverpool, UK)
Nicoletta Caramelli (Bologna, I)
Mark Johnson (Oregon, US)
Gerard Steen (Amsterdam, NL)
Ann Dowker (Oxford, UK)
Steven Mithen (Reading, UK)
Beatrice Warren (Lund, S)
Marie-D. Gineste (Paris, F)
Brigitte Nerlich (Nottingham, UK)
Antonio Barcelona Sanchez (Murcia, ES)

Scope of the conference

Mind, language and metaphor is a new conference series that will explore
the role of metaphor and metonymy in language and thought. This first
conference will consider points of convergence between three major
fields of contemporary research: figurative language, imagination and
consciousness. It will consider such questions as: the role of conscious
and unconscious processes in metaphor production and interpretation; the
role of 'seeing as' in the development of consciousness; interactions
between imagination, perception and cognition; and how bodily and neural
processes create and constrain the imagination. The aim is to generate a
new understanding of the relationship between consciousness and the
imagination. Cross-linguistic data and research into all European
languages is particularly encouraged.

The conference is open to researchers world-wide, whether from industry
or academia. Participation will be limited to 100. The emphasis will be
on discussion about new developments. The conference fee covers
registration, full board and lodging. Grants will be available, in
particular for nationals under 35, from EU or Associated States.

Deadline for applications: 28 January 2002

Scientific Programme and on-line application at:

For printed copies, contact: Dr. J. Hendekovic, European science
Foundation, EURESCO Unit, 1 quai Lezay-Marn�sia, 67080 Strasbourg Cedex, France

Tel.+33 388 76 71 35 Fax.+33 388 36 69 87 E-mail:

Dr. Zazie Todd
School of Psychology
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT UK
Tel. +44 113 233 5731
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Message 2: Call for Papers: AIMSA'02

Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2002 15:51:54 +0000
From: AIMSA02 secretariat <>
Subject: Call for Papers: AIMSA'02

The Tenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence:
		Methodology, Systems, Applications
			AIMSA 2002
	 Varna, Bulgaria, 4-6th September, 2002


The AIMSA conference series has provided a biennial forum 
for the presentation of AI research and development since 1984. 
The conference, which is held in Bulgaria, covers the full range 
of topics in Artificial Intelligence and related disciplines 
and provides an ideal forum for international scientific exchange 
between Central/Eastern Europe and the rest of the world. 
AIMSA 2002 is sponsored by ECCAI, European Coordinating Committee 
for Artificial Intelligence.

Donia R. Scott
ITRI, University of Brighton,
Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 1GA, UK
Tele: +44 (0) 1273 642900


Gennady Agre			(Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Elisabeth Andre			(University of Augsburg)
Ivan Bratko			(University of Ljubljana )
Ben du Boulay			(University of Sussex)
Christiano Castelfranchi 	(University of Siena)
Christo Dichev			(A & T State University)
Danail Dochev			(Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
David Forsyth			(UC, Berkeley)
Barbara Keplicz			(Warsaw University)
Vladimir Khoroshevsky		(Russian Academy of Sciences)
Igor Kononenko			(University of Ljubljana)
Irena Koprinska			(University of Sydney)
Fangzhen Lin			(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Derek Long			(University of Durham)
Pavol Navrat			(Slovak University of Technology)
Peter Norvig			(Google Inc)
Radoslav Pavlov			(Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Dan Tufis			(Romanian Academy for Artificial Intelligence)
Dimitar Vakarelov		(University of Sofia)
Franz Wotawa			(Technical University of Vienna)


Anja Wedberg
ITRI, University of Brighton,
Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 1GA, UK
Tele: +44 (0) 1273 642900
Fax: +44 (0) 1273 642908


Submission deadline: 		May 4, 2002
Notification of acceptance: 	June 2, 2002
Deadline for final papers: 	June 30, 2002
Conference: 		 September 4-6, 2002

Submissions should describe original research. 

Papers should be submitted electronically to 
in PDF format. Papers should be written in English, single-spaced, 
12 point type with no more than 50 lines per page and up to 5000 words 
(10 pages maximum including the title page). The first page should contain 
the title of the paper, names and addresses of all authors 
(including e-mail, if available), an abstract (100-150 words) 
and a list of keywords.

Guidelines on the format of final papers will be available on the AIMSA'2002 
Style Guide page. 

A paper accepted for presentation at AIMSA'2002 cannot be presented 
or have been presented at another meeting with publicly available 
published proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences 
must indicate this on the title page, as must papers that contain significant 
overlap with previously published work.

Over-lengthy or late submissions will be rejected without review. 

Notification of receipt and acceptance of papers will be sent to the
first author.


The conference welcomes submissions of original, high quality papers
in all areas of Artificial Intelligence, including but not limited to:

AI in Education 
automated reasoning 
computer vision 
data mining 
distributed AI 
human-computer interaction 
information retrieval 
intelligent user interfaces 
knowledge representation
logic programming 
machine learning 
multi-agent systems 
multimedia systems 
natural language processing 
neural networks 
web-based technology

All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by at least
two members of the program committee. Selection criteria include
accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of
results, and quality of presentation.

For each accepted paper, at least one author is required to attend the
conference to present the paper.

The best paper of the conference, as selected by the AIMSA'2002
programme committee, will receive the Best Paper Award during the


The official language of the conference is English.


AIMSA 2002 will be held at the oldest Bulgarian Black Sea resort of
St. Constantine. It is located in a beautiful natural park with a
wonderful combination of sea coast, woods and hot mineral springs. The
resort is only 8 km from the town of Varna. Varna has an
international and domestic airport with flights to and from Sofia (the
capital city of Bulgaria). There are also direct flights connecting
the major European cities with Sofia and Varna.


* Bulgarian Artificial Intelligence Association
* Institute Information Technologies (IIT-BAS)
* Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians with the support of the Bulgarian Society 
for Cognitive Science and of the Bulgarian Association for Pattern Recognition.


Danail Dochev,
Institute of Information Technologies (IIT-BAS)
Acad. G. Bonchev 29A, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Voice: (+ 359 2) 70 75 86
Fax: (+ 359 2) 72 04 97

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