LINGUIST List 13.3381

Fri Dec 20 2002

Calls: Context/Journal of Universal Language

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  1. Roberta Ferrario, Modeling and Using Context, CA USA
  2., Journal of Universal Language

Message 1: Modeling and Using Context, CA USA

Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 12:28:16 +0100
From: Roberta Ferrario <>
Subject: Modeling and Using Context, CA USA


Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on
Modeling and Using Context 

Stanford, California (USA) 
June 23-25, 2003

The Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling
and Using Context (CONTEXT'03) will provide a high-quality forum for
discussions about context among researchers active in artificial
intelligence and other areas of computer science, cognitive science,
linguistics, the organizational sciences, philosophy, and psychology.

Context affects a wide range of activities in humans and animals as
well as in artificial agents and other computer programs. The
importance of context is widely acknowledged, and "context" has become
an area of study in its own right, as evidenced by the numerous
workshops, symposia, seminars, and conferences held recently. CONTEXT,
the oldest conference series focusing on context, is unique due to its
strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research. Previous CONTEXT
conferences have been held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CONTEXT'97),
Trento, Italy (CONTEXT'99), and Dundee, Scotland (CONTEXT'01). Each of
these brought together researchers in many disparate fields to discuss
and report on research on context-related topics.

The proceedings of CONTEXT'03 will be published in a Lecture Notes
series ( of Springer
Verlag, as were those of the previous two CONTEXT conferences.


To guide potential submissions, a representative sampling of topics of
interest for CONTEXT'03 are as follows (in alphabetical order). This
is not an exhaustive list, and other contributions are welcome,
although all submissions must have a focus on context.

Analogy and case-based reasoning 
Autonomous Agents and Agent-based Systems 
Cognitive Modeling 
Commonsense Reasoning 
Context Issues in Databases 
Context-aware Applications 
Contextual effects on language 
Contextual effects on problem-solving, understanding and production, decision-making, and categorization 
Decision Support and Expert Systems 
Distributed Information Systems 
Formal Theories of Context 
Heterogeneous Information 
Human-Computer Interaction 
Information Management 
Intelligent Tutoring Systems 
Intelligent/Semantic Web Systems 
Interagent Communication 
Knowledge Engineering and Management 
Knowledge Representation 
Machine Learning 
Multiagent Systems 
Natural Language Processing 
Neuroscience and context 
Organizational Theory and Design 
Philosophical Foundations 


Since CONTEXT'03 will be an interdisciplinary forum, all submissions,
in addition to being evaluated for their technical merit, will be
evaluated for their accessibility to an interdisciplinary
audience. Works that transcend disciplinary boundaries are especially
encouraged. Papers will be accepted either for oral presentation or
for presentation at a poster session.

Each submission will be evaluated by three referees. Complete
formatting requirements and detailed instructions for authors can be
found on the conference Web page. Note that papers cannot be longer
than 14 pages. Papers must be submitted electronically--no hardcopy
submissions will be accepted without prior approval from the Program
Co-Chairs well in advance of the submission deadline. LaTeX and Word
templates are available at the conference Web page. Papers must be in
PDF format. See the conference Web page for instructions on
converting to this format from Word, LaTeX, etc.

Submitted papers should be received by the Program Co-Chairs no later
than January 27, 2003. The conference Web page contains instructions
for submitting papers electronically.


Paper submission deadline....................................January 27,
Notification of acceptance/rejection for all submissions.......March 13,
Deadline for final versions of accepted papers.................April 13,
23-25, 2003


Fausto Giunchiglia (
Universita degli Studi di Trento, Italy 


Patrick Blackburn ( LORIA, France

Chiara Ghidini (
University of Liverpool, UK

Roy Turner (
University of Maine, USA


Varol Akman (
Bilkent University, Turkey

Massimo Benerecetti (
University of Naples, Italy

Paolo Bouquet (
Universita degli Studi di Trento, Italy

Patrick Brezillon (
University of Paris VI, France

Boicho Kokinov (
New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria

John Perry (
Stanford University, USA

Francois Recanati (
L'Ecole Polytechnique, France

Luciano Serafini (
Istituto Trentino di Cultura (ITC), Italy

Rich Thomason (
University of Michigan, USA

Roger A. Young (
University of Dundee, UK


Horacio Arlo-Costa Carnegie Mellon University, USA
John Barnden The University of Birmingham, UK
Carla Bazzanella Universite degli Studi di Torino, Italy
John Bell University of London, UK
Jose Luis Bermudez University of Stirling, UK
Matteo Bonifacio University of Trento, Italy
Anind K. Dey Intel Research, California, USA
Christo Dichev Winston Salem State University, USA 
Bruce Edmonds Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Paul Feltovich University of West Florida, USA
Tim Fernando Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Anita Fetzer Universitaet Stuttgart
Christopher Gauker University of Cincinnati, USA
Alain Giboin INRIA, France
Avelino Gonzalez University of Central Florida, USA
Jerry Hobbs USC/ISI, USA
Lucja Iwanska LxLinks, Inc., Michigan, USA
Ruth Kempson King's College London, UK
David Leake Indiana University, USA
Mark Maybury MITRE Corporation, Massachusetts, USA
Bernard Moulin Universite Laval, Canada
Rolf Nossum Agder University College, Norway
Jean-Charles Pomerol DRITT/Universite P and M Curie, France
Marina Sbise University of Trieste, Italy
Carles Sierra Spanish Scientific Research Council, Spain
Munindar Singh North Carolina State University, USA
Steffen Staab University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Elise Turner University of Maine, USA
Peter Turney National Research Council, Ontario, Canada
Johan van Benthem University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Robert J. van den Bosch Univ. Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands
Teun A. van Dijk Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Terry Winograd Stanford University, USA


Roberta Ferrario (
Universita degli Studi di Trento, Italy


 Dikran Karagueuzian, Chair (
 Michele King (
 John Perry (
 Keith Devlin (
 Elisabetta Zibetti (

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Message 2: Journal of Universal Language

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 19:17:06 +0900
From: <>
Subject: Journal of Universal Language


The Journal of Universal Language calls for papers for the JUL 4:1,
which will be published in March, 2003.


As a token of our gratitude, the authors whose paper will appear in
the Journal of Universal Language will be given the $1,000 honorarium
(which is subject to taxation ).

Topic Areas: 

The Journal of Universal Language is concerned with various areas of
artificial language, universality in language, and language typology.
The editors encourage the submission of papers on proposed themes as
well as on other topics relevant to the interest of the Journal of
Universal Language. Each volume contains two issues, published in
March and September. The language of publication is English.

1. The length of a manuscript should not exceed 25 pages. 
2. A 200-word abstract should be given at the beginning of each
3. Manuscripts should be submitted on A4 paper, with the margins at
least 4cm on all four sides of each sheet. They may be single-spaced
and/or double-sided, if desired.

Important Dates:
No Submission deadline: We accept manuscripts throughout the year.
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2003
Submission of camera-ready papers: March 15, 2003


1. Electronic submissions are acceptable. Acceptable file formats are
Portable Document Format (.pdf) and MS Word (.doc). Please send your
file in an attachment to
2. For hard copy submissions, please send 3 copies, accompanied by a
cover letter which includes the author's name, affiliation, address,
and home or office phone number, to:

Jin-young Tak, Editor
Department of English Language/Literature, Sejong University 
Dasan-gwan 435 Gunja-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea

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