LINGUIST List 13.3166

Tue Dec 3 2002

Calls: Cognitive Science/Logic, Lang&Information

Editor for this issue: Karolina Owczarzak <>

As a matter of policy, LINGUIST discourages the use of abbreviations or acronyms in conference announcements unless they are explained in the text.


  1. p.slezak, Cognitive Science, Sydney Australia
  2. kaufmann, Logic, Language and Information, Vienna Austria

Message 1: Cognitive Science, Sydney Australia

Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 22:22:44 +0000
From: p.slezak <>
Subject: Cognitive Science, Sydney Australia

4th ICCS International Conference on Cognitive Science
7th ASCS Australasian Society for Cognitive Science Conference

Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: 13-Jul-2003 - 17-Jul-2003 
Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2003

Web Site:
Contact Person: Peter Slezak
Meeting Email: p.slezakunsw.edua.u
Linguistic Subfield(s): Cognitive Science 

Meeting Description: 

Joint International Conference

4th ICCS International Conference on Cognitive Science 
7th ASCS Australasian Society for Cognitive Science Conference

13-17 July, 2003
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia 

First Preliminary Announcement and
Call for Papers, Symposia & Workshops

Daniel Kahneman (Princeton University, USA)
Anne Treisman (Princeton University, USA)
William F. Brewer (University of Illinois, USA)
Tim van Gelder (Melbourne University, Australia)
Nobuo Masataka (Kyoto University, Japan)
Jung-Oh Kim (Seoul National University, South Korea)
Chao-Yi Li. (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Gary Hatfield (University of Pennsylvania. USA)
Byron Reeves (Stanford University and CSLI, USA)
Anna Wierzbicka (Australian National University, Australia)

We invite submissions from all contributing disciplines within Cognitive
Science, including:
*Computer science & Artificial Intelligence

Important Key Dates
- -----------------
1 April 2003 		Abstracts and proposals for symposia due
1 May 2003		Notice of acceptance or rejection
1 June 2003 		Full papers due
13-17 July, 2003	Conference

Proposals are invited for special streams and symposia. Planned
symposia include:

* Music and Cognition
* Cognitive Science and Education
* Cognitive Science of Science
* Animal Cognition
* Decision Making, Risk & Behavioural Finance
* Language and Cognition
* Brain imaging
* Machine Learning
* Evolutionary psychology
* Historical Foundations of Cognitive Science
* Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry & Psychoanalysis

Submission of proposals for symposia and workshops should be emailed to:
Peter Slezak:

Please refer to our website for further details about the conference. More
information will be available on the website - - as planning progresses.
We look forward to seeing you in Sydney next year.

Dr Peter Slezak (Conference Chair)
Program in Cognitive Science
School of History & Philosophy of Science
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052, AUSTRALIA

Tel: (+61 2) 9385-2422
Fax: (+61 2) 9385-8003
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: Logic, Language and Information, Vienna Austria

Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 01:02:44 +0000
From: kaufmann <>
Subject: Logic, Language and Information, Vienna Austria

15th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

Short Title: ESSLLI-2003
Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: 18-AUG-03 - 29-AUG-03

Call Deadline: 07-May-2003

Web Site:
Contact Person: Matthias Baaz
Meeting Email:
Linguistic Subfield(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description: 

The main focus of the European Summer Schools in Logic, Language and
Information is on the interface between linguistics, logic and
computation. Foundational, introductory and advanced courses together
with workshops cover a wide variety of topics within the three areas
of interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic
and Computation.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Workshop on

		Conditional and Unconditional Modality
		 August 25-29, 2003, Vienna

 This workshop will be held as part of the 15th European Summer
 School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI), August 18-29,
 2003, Vienna, Austria.

 Deadline for submissions: March 7, 2003.

 For details, read on below or consult the following webpages:

 Workshop page:
 ESSLLI 2003:

The workshop is intended as part of a research program that aims

- to explore the logical constructs for alethic, deontic, and
 epistemic modalities which underlie the semantics of natural
 language modals and conditionals.

- to provide a theoretical basis for the various descriptive
 generalizations capturing the distribution and interpretation of
 modal expressions in terms of the modal and temporal notions

- to build compositional semantics for various types of modal
 expressions that is uniform across conditional and non-conditional

We invite presentations that address any of the following topics:

- Logical tools to extend, refine or reconstruct the traditional
 apparatus of possible worlds, times and events.

- Semantic analyses of modal expressions and conditionals.

- Empirical studies on the morphosyntactic and semantic interaction of
 modal and temporal expressions cross-linguistically.

- Relation between illocutionary operators underlying evidential
 systems across a variety of languages and epistemic modalities.

- Context dependence and dynamic effects of modal and evidential

The workshop aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas between
researchers working in different linguistic schools and to bridge the
gap between l'art pour l'art logic and empirically grounded linguistic

All researchers in the area are invited to submit short papers
(between 1600 and 3200 words) describing their thesis/research topic,
approach and results. Talks will be 45 minutes long, including 10 - 15
minutes for discussion.


Paper submissions should be sent to

 Prof. dr. Frank Veltman
 Department of Philosophy
 University of Amsterdam
 Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15
 1012 CP Amsterdam
 The Netherlands 

Electronic submission is also welcomed. In this case submissions
should be in the form of either an ASCII, Postscript or pdf-file, and
sent to:

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by April 15th, 2003. The
deadline for receipt of revised papers to appear in the workshop
proceedings is May 14th, 2003.

The workshop is organized by the Interest Group in Mood & Modality. 

 Cleo Condoravdi, PARC and Stanford University 
 Stefan Kaufmann, Northwestern University, Chicago 
 Jan Nuyts, University of Antwerp 
 Frank Veltman, University of Amsterdam 

The workshop will consist of five sessions of 90 minutes each, held
over five days. There will be two presentations at each session with
time for questions and discussion.

Workshop contributors will be required to register for
ESSLLI-2003. Reduced registration fees apply to authors of accepted
papers. The workshop is open to all ESSLLI participants.

 March 7, 2003: Deadline for submissions
 Apr 15, 2003: Notification of acceptance
 May 15, 2003: Deadline for final copy
 Aug 25, 2003: Start of workshop			
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue