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Wed Oct 16 2002

Confs: Ling & New Professions, Italy/Switzerland

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Message 1: Ling & New Professions, Italy/Switzerland

Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 14:16:05 +0000
From: rigottie <>
Subject: Ling & New Professions, Italy/Switzerland

International Conference on Linguistics & the New Professions
Short Title: Linguistics & the New Professi
Location: Pavia, Italy & Lugano, Switzerland
Date: 27-Nov-2002 - 30-Nov-2002
Web Site:
Contact Person: Andrea Rocci
Meeting Email:
Linguistic Subfield(s): Computational Linguistics
Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2002

Meeting Description: 

>From November, 27 to 30 2002, the Universities of Pavia (Italy) and
Lugano (Switzerland) will host the joint conference Linguistics and
the New Professions. The conference will explore emerging trends of
application of methods and concepts of linguistics to actual
communication and management problems in corporate settings.
The conference addresses the issue of the possibilities of
application, and more generally, of the professional value of
findings, methods and skills resulting from linguistic research. It
will take into account results from various subfields of linguistics
from and will consider their application in professional settings,
with particular reference to the corporate sector. The conference
focuses on two main areas where results of linguistic research can be
relevant for professional settings: the first is the vast field of
computer mediated communication (CMC), the second is the smaller, but
strategic, area of interlinguistic and intercultural communication.
The aim of the conference is, on the one hand, to increase the
awareness of both linguists and industry, and, on the other, to
present particular lines of linguistic research that lend themselves
to interesting applications in these fields.
Federico ALBANO LEONI (University of Naples)
Nicoletta CALZOLARI (University of Pisa -CNR)
Lorenzo CANTONI (University of Lugano)
Michele CARENINI (Omega generation- Bologna)
Marco COLOMBETTI (University of Lugano and Polytechnic of Milan)
Morena DANIELI (Loquendo -Vocal Technologies and Services)
Amedeo DE DOMINICIS (University of Tuscia)
Nicoletta DI BLAS (Polytechnic of Milan- Como)
Giacomo FERRARI (University of Eastern Piemonte)
Lorenza MONDADA (University of Lyon 2)
Vincenzo ORIOLES (University of Udine)
Paolo PAOLINI (Polytechnic of Milan and University of Lugano)
Jan RENKEMA (Tilburg University) 
Eddo RIGOTTI(University of Lugano) 
Andrea ROCCI (University of Lugano)
Duska ROSENBERG (Royal Holloway University London)
Stefano TARDINI (University of Lugano)
Mirko TAVONI (University of Pisa)
Pius TEN HACKEN (University of Basle)
Giovanni Battista VARILE (European Commission - Human Language Technologies)
Salvatore VECA (University of Pavia)
Eric WEHRLI (University of Geneva)
Antonio ZAMPOLLI (University of Pisa -CNR)
PROGRAM: The provisional program can be found on the conference
website, at
ORGANIZATION & SUPPORT The conference is organized by the Department
of Linguistics of the University of Pavia jointly with the Institute
of Linguistics and Semiotics of the Faculty of Communication Sciences
of the University of Lugano (Switzerland). 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Anna Giacalone Ramat (Pavia), Eddo Rigotti
(Lugano), Andrea Rocci (Lugano).
PUBLICATION : The two journals Document Design
( and Studies in Communication Sciences
( will publish a wide selection of the conference
papers. Other papers might be published in special thematic volumes.

researchers are invited to submit short abstracts for combined poster
presentations/ short communications on any topic related to the
relationship between linguistics and the use of ICT, with particular
regard to professional and corporate contexts. The range of potential
topics is very broad and includes, for instance:
- From Text Analysis and Information Extraction to Document Management and
Knowledge Management 
- Machine Translation and multilingual communication;
- Linguistic aspects of the Semantic Web;
- Language and dialogue in Multi-Agent Systems; 
- Linguistics and discourse analysis in Document Design;
- Linguistics and discourse analysis in Hypermedia and Web Design;
- Linguistic approaches to Human Computer Interaction and Computer Supported
Collaborative Work;
- Linguistics and E-learning.
- Pragmatics and dialogue analysis in user modelling. 
Abstracts should be maximally 1 page long and should be submitted
before October 31. Only electronic submission is possible (.doc, .rtf,
.pdf or .ps format) to be sent to . Authors
will receive notification of acceptance by November 10. On acceptance,
in addition to the poster presentation, authors will be given the
possibility of a short (10-15 minute) presentation of their work and
will be invited to submit a short paper. After a review process
carried out by scientific committee and invited speakers, a selection
of short papers will be published in the international journal
''Studies in Communication Sciences'' (
The two universities hosting the joint conference are located
respectively in Pavia, a historical city south-west of Milan on the
lower course of the river Ticino, and Lugano a lakeside resort in the
Italian speaking Canton Ticino, in the southernmost part of
Switzerland. The conference sessions will take place at the University
of Pavia (Italy) November 28 and 29 (morning), and at the University
of Lugano (Switzerland) November 29 (afternoon) and 30. The
conference will organize a transfer by coach from Pavia to Lugano the
29, which will be available at an additional cost.
The registration fees for the conference are shown below: 
> Before October, 15, 2002
Full registration, standard rate: 80 Euros
Full registration, student* rate: 30 Euros*
> After October, 15, 2002 and on-site.
Full registration, standard rate: 120 Euros
Full registration, student* rate: 50 Euros*
Conference Dinner Party (with music): 15 Euros
* IMPORTANT: Student status verification to be sent to the organizers
at by professor or department; or as letter to
the following surface mail address:
Dr. Andrea Rocci
Istitituto Linguistico-Semiotico
Facoltà Di Scienze Della Comunicazione
Università Della Svizzera Italiana
Via G. Buffi 13
CH 6900 Lugano
What's included:
>The registration fees include:
- Admission to the scientific sessions
- All refreshments indicated on the program with the exception of the
- A conference package containing the final program, a list of participants,
the Book of Abstracts, and tourist information.
-Transfer by coach from Pavia to Lugano
> The registration fees do not include the conference dinner party
How to register: The detailed instruction for registration are on the
conference website:
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