LINGUIST List 13.404

Wed Feb 13 2002

Calls: Advanced Learning Technologies, Cognitive Ling

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  1. Valery Petrushin, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies
  2. Tuomas Huumo, Cognitive Linguistics

Message 1: IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies

Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 14:24:25 -0900
From: Valery Petrushin <>
Subject: IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies

IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2002)
September 9-12, 2002
Kazan, Russia

** Sponsored by
IEEE Learning Technology Task Force
IEEE Computer Society
Kazan State Technological University
Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan Republic

** Conference theme


ICALT-2002 invites submissions with a good theoretical base or
formalism and vital inspiration that present new, yet unpublished,
solid achievements based on experimental and/or theoretical evidences
that come to answer concretely one or more of the questions above or
can point to possible answers. Survey papers are also accepted, if
they are well documented, make a contribution to the field, and reveal
new aspects and perspectives, as well as future directions. This year
ICALT will offer in particular a platform for those who bring
additional methods, tools and criteria for successful media
development. Traditionally, the evolution of media for learning was
based both upon theoretical and artistic grounds. We now gradually see
intermediate foundations between these two (often irreconcilable)

The first influx that helps us in this reunion is that learners
themselves become active players in the way media manifest during the
moments of ultimate learning. The second is the stepwise acceptance
of learning practices that rely upon aesthetic, emotional and social
factors. New (virtual) learning communities arise on the WWW with the
goal to promote one's courage to change himself as a learner.
Thirdly; many successful learning tools were initially not aimed at
learning: Simulations programs, expert systems, agents, virtual
reality and all WWW-based communication tools.

It seems that learning is a many-facetted process that benefits from
new tools and interaction games all the time. The binding factor
between learning and media development is the cultural heritage to
assimilate new genres, new fashions and new etiquettes in our way to
express meanings and promote mutual tolerance. Here we have the
responsibility to make learners conscious of their identity and their
responsibility to help others to learn as well.

We would like to invite you to bring in papers, based upon your
experience, intuition and beliefs that are worth to be discussed from
a scientific point of view. The more concrete you express your message
in terms of media and new technologies, the more welcome you are.

** Topics of Interest

The focus of the conference is on the design and development issues of
advanced learning technologies. The topics of interest for the
conference include but are not limited to: 

- Advanced uses of multimedia and hypermedia
- Application of artificial intelligence tools in learning technology
- Application of instructional design theories
- Architecture of learning technology systems
- Building learning communities
- Collaborative learning/groupware
- Creative Design methods for new learning media
- Distance Learning
- Evaluation of learning technology systems
- Integrated learning environments
- Internet based systems
- Knowledge Testing and Evaluation
- Long-life learning
- Media for learning in multicultural setting
- Metadata for learning resources
- Practical uses of authoring tools
- Robots and Artifacts in Education
- Socially intelligent agents
- Speech and (Natural) Language Learning
- Teaching/learning strategies 
- Virtual reality

The conference will focus on where the research in advance learning
technology is heading and what are the implementation challenges in
the real-world situations.

** Submissions

Submissions are invited in following categories:
- Papers
- Panels
- Tutorials
- Workshops

Details of submission procedure are available at:

** Important dates:

Friday 05 April 2002: Paper submission
Friday 05 April 2002: Panel proposal submission
Friday 05 April 2002: Tutorial proposal submission
Friday 05 April 2002: Workshop proposal submission
Friday 05 April 2002: "ICALT-2002 submission form" completion
Friday 17 May 2002: Acceptance/Rejection Notification
Friday 14 June 2002: Author registration deadline
Friday 21 June 2002: Final version papers due

** ICALT 2001 Committee Members

* Program Co-Chairs
Piet Kommers, Twente University, The Netherlands
Valery Petrushin, Accenture, USA

* General Co-Chairs
Kinshuk, Massey University, New Zealand
Ildar Galeev, Kazan State Technological University, Russia

* Organizing Chair
Ildar Galeev, Kazan State Technological University, Russia

* Panel/Tutorial/Workshop Chair
Katherine Sinitsa, IRTC ITS, Ukraine

* Program Committee
Robert Aiken, Temple University, USA
Tomaz Amon, Center for Scientific Visualization, Slovenia
Gennady Atanov, Donetsk Open University, Ukraine
Jose Bidarra, Open University, Portugal
Madhumita Bhattacharya, National Institute of Education, Singapore
Alfred Bork, University of California, Irvine, USA
Rosa Maria Bottino, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Genova, Italy
Chris Bowerman, Sunderland University, United Kingdom
Peter Brusilovsky, Pittsburgh University, USA
Stefano Cerri, University of Montpellier II, France
Grainne Conole, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire,UK
Darina Dicheva, Winston-Salem State University, USA
Ben du Boulay, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Heredina Fernandez, University of Madrid, Spain
Natalia Filatova, Tver State University, Russia
Ildar Galeev, Kazan State Technological University, Russia
Peter Goodyear, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Sergey Grigoriev, ..., Russia
Roger Hartley, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Heling Huai, University of Duisburg, Germany
Kouji Itoh, Tokyo Science University, Japan
A. D. Ivannikov, State Research Inst. for Info Tech and Telecomm, Russia
Laveen N. Kanal, LNK Corp., USA
Ilias Karasavidis, University of Crete, Greece
Judy Kay, University of Sydney, Australia
Alfred Kobsa, University of California, Irvine, USA
Janet L. Kolodner, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Karen Lazenby, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Chul-Hwan Lee, Inchon National University of Education, Korea
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Osaka University, Japan
Mihail Morozov, Yoshkar-Ola State University, Russia
Som Naidu, University of Melbourne, Australia
Hari Narayanan, Auburn University, USA
Irina Obukhova, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Russia
Toshio Okamoto, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Emrah Orhun, Troy State University Montgomery, USA
Roy Rada, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Thomas C. Reeves, University of Georgia, USA
Irek Sabaev, Kazan State Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev,
Demetrios G Sampson, Center for Research and Technology - Hellas, Greece
Valerie Shute, Knowledge Planet, USA
Katherine Sinitsa, IRTC ITS, Ukraine
Valery Soloviev, Kazan State University, Russia
Alexander Solovov, Samara State Aerospace University, Russia
Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan, USA
J. Michael Spector, Syracuse University, USA
Krassen Stefanov, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Erkki Sutinen, University of Joensuu, Finland
Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchevan, Canada
Carmen Vizcarro, University of Madrid, Spain
Henrietta Wilson,University of South Africa, South Africa
Beverly Park Woolf, University of Massachusetts, USA

** Contact information

* For organizational matters, please contact:
Ildar Kh. Galeev
Organizing Chair
Department of Information Technologies and Technical Aids of Learning
Kazan State Technological University
420015, 68, K. Marx str., Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia
Tel: +7 8432 36-20-35
Fax: +7 8432 36-57-68

* For general information, please contact:
General Chair
Information Systems Department
Massey University, Private Bag 11-222
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Tel: +64 6 350 5799 Ext 2090
Fax: +64 6 350 5725

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Message 2: Cognitive Linguistics

Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 15:43:33 +0200 (EET)
From: Tuomas Huumo <>
Subject: Cognitive Linguistics

Call for papers

Cognitive Linguistics East of Eden

A joint conference organized by the Finnish Cognitive Linguistics
Association (FiCLA) and the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association
(SCLA) will take place in Turku, Finland, on September 13 to 15, 2002.

Starring (as plenary speakers):
Mirjam Fried (Princeton University)
Marja-Liisa Helasvuo (University of Turku)
Laura Janda (University of North Carolina)
Helena Leheckova (University of Helsinki)
Ekaterina Rakhilina (Moscow State University)

The aim of the conference is to bring together cognitive linguists
from the East and the West, and to offer a forum for collaboration and
discussion on current developments in Cognitive Linguistics. We
welcome abstracts for oral presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for
discussion) and for posters on all cognitive linguistic topics,
including syntax, semantics, morphology, phonology, metaphor,
pragmatics, discourse, etc. We especially welcome papers on Slavic
and/or Finno-Ugric languages.

The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2002. Please submit a
one-page abstract (max. 500 words), with an additional page for
tabels, graphs and references, if necessary. We strongly encourage
e-mail submissions. For speakers with topics related to the Slavic
languages: Please send your abstract to For speakers
with topics related to other languages: Please send your abstract as
an attachment file (plain text or rtf) to,
with your name, affiliation, e-mail address and the title of your
paper included in the message. If you wish to submit a paper version,
then please send 5 anonymous copies of your abstract, and your author
information on a separate sheet of paper. In this case, please use the
following address:

Anu Airola
Department of General Linguistics
P.O.Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 20 A)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

The participation fee will be 70 euros (35 euros for students,
including graduate students), to be paid at the conference site in
cash (please observe that we cannot accept credit cards). For members
of the FiCLA, SCLA or ICLA the fee will be 50 euros (25 euros for
students). Participants from economically disadvantaged countries may
be allowed a free participation upon application. In such a case,
please include an application for free participation in your abstract.

The participation fee will cover the abstract booklet, other
conference materials, coffee and a get-together with snacks.
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