LINGUIST List 14.1287

Tue May 6 2003

Calls: Forensic Ling; Computational Ling

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  1. wap1, International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law
  2. patrizia, 1st Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication

Message 1: International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law

Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 16:20:30 +0000
From: wap1 <>
Subject: International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law

International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law

Date: 07-Jul-2004 - 12-Jul-2004
Location: LYON, France
Contact Email: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Forensic Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2004

Meeting Description:

The theme of the international conference roundtable is Signs of the
World: Interculturality and Globalization, and while papers directed
toward that very broad topic are welcome, in the spirit of Bobbie
Kevelson we are of course open to all varieties of legal semiotics.

We will organize the panels for the Association which will meet in
conjunction with the International Association of Semiotic Societies
that will meet in Lyon from July 7-12, 2004. We will hold our meeting
concurrently with theirs, with the possibility of people going to
sessions at the main meeting, and their members sitting in with us and
perhaps schedule a small reception where those who are interested can
find out about us.

If you are interested in participating, please send me a short
(paragraph length abstract) your name, title, and contact information.
Thanks so much.

William Pencak
Professor of History
The Pennsylvania State University
Senior Editor: Early American Studies

>From Sept. 15- 2002 to June 202003 my address is:

c/o Reader Services
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford. Rd.
San Marino CA 91108

office phone with voice mail 8:30-5:00 Monday-Sat.Pacific Time
626-405-2108 ext. 5

History Dept., Penn State Univ.
Univ. Park, PA 16802 -- US

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Message 2: 1st Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication

Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 04:06:47 +0000
From: patrizia <>
Subject: 1st Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication

1st Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication 
Short Title: MMNordic03

Date: 25-SEP-03 - 26-SEP-03
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact: Patrizia Paggio
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Science
Call Deadline: 15-May-2003

Meeting Description:

This is the first Nordic symposium on multimodal communication. It
aims to bring together researchers from all disciplines studying
multimodal interaction. The symposium, which is organised by the
Nordic network on multimodal interaction Mumin, continues a tradition
established by the Swedish symposia on Multimodal Communication held
in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.

The workshop will be of interest to anyone studying multimodal
communication, and deal with theoretical as well as practical research
issues related to multimodal communication. In particular, we would
like to address the question of the extent to which insights coming
from human communication can be used to design and build good
multimodal applications. 1st Nordic Symposium on Multimodal

*** Second Call for Papers ***

Extended Deadline: 15-May-2003

Topics addressed in the symposium cover all aspects of multimodal
communication, such as:

Multimodal human computer interaction and conversational agents
Human interaction
Mediated human interaction in multimodal media
Dialogue management for multimodal communication
Investigations on multimodal interaction
Multimodal corpora
Gestures and their interpretation
Modality fusion
Methods for the development of multimodal dialogue systems
Development and maintenance of shared knowledge sources in multimodal
Techniques for automatic construction of ontologies for multimodal
Investigations of how a domain ontology can be used by the different
modules in a multimodal dialogue system
Machine-learning techniques applied to multimodal systems
Evaluation methods for multimodal systems


Potential participants are invited to submit extended abstracts on the
topics outlined above. Submissions should be no longer than 6 (six)
pages. Electronic submissions (in postscript format) should be sent

The accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings
which will be distributed to each participant.

Important dates

Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2003
Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2003
Camera ready version: July 31, 2003
Workshop: September 25-26, 2003

Invited Speakers

Professor Mark Knapp, Dept. of Communication Studies, University of
Texas: ''Telling lies: a multimodal perspective''.

Professor Elisabeth Andr�, Augsburg University: ''From simulated
dialogues to interactive performances''.

Program Committee

�sa Abelin
Elisabeth Ahls�n
Lars Ahrenberg
Jens Allwood
Niels Ole Bernsen
Tom Br�ndsted
Nils Dahlb�ck
Laila Dybkj�r
John Paulin Hansen
Aulikki Hyrskykari
Lars Bo Larsen
Marjo M�enp��
Costanza Navarretta
Roope Raisamo
Kari-Jouko R�ih�
Kerstin Severinson-Eklundh

Organizing Committee

Patrizia Paggio
Center for Sprogteknologi
Njalsgade 80
2300 CPH S, Denmark
tel: +45 35 32 90 72
fax: +45 35 32 90 89

Kristiina Jokinen
Media Lab,University of Art and Design Helsinki, and University of
H�meentie 135 C
FIN-00530 Helsinki, Finland
tel: +358-9-7563-0269
fax: +358-9-7563-0555

Arne J�nsson
Department of Computer and Information Science
Link�ping University
S-581 83 Link�ping, Sweden
tel: +46 13 281717
fax: +46 13 142231
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