LINGUIST List 14.2179

Mon Aug 18 2003

Calls: General Ling/Slavic/UK; General Ling/UK

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  1. ovchi, British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies
  2. Diagram Conference, Diagrams 2004

Message 1: British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies

Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 04:44:17 +0000
From: ovchi <>
Subject: British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies

British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies 
Short Title: BASEES

Date: 03-APR-04 - 05-APR-04
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact: Jan Fellerer
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 01-OCT-03

Meeting Description:

The BASEES annual conference features presentations in linguistics,
language teaching and translation studies, in addition to papers in
other disciplines such as literature, history, and the social
sciences. Discours Strategies in Russian Children Narratives Russian
children ''Frog stories'' are discussed in comparison with D.Slobin's
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Message 2: Diagrams 2004

Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 12:47:32 +1000 (EST)
From: Diagram Conference <>
Subject: Diagrams 2004

 Second Call For Papers: Diagrams 2004

Apologies if you receive this call for papers more than once.
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 Diagrams 2004: Third International Conference
 on Theory and Application of Diagrams

 March 22-24, 2004
 Cambridge University, UK

"Diagrams" is an international and interdisciplinary conference series
on the theory and application of diagrams from any field of enquiry.
>From early history, diagrams have been pervasive in human
communication. Recent advances in multimedia technology have
introduced increasingly sophisticated visual representations into
everyday life. We need to improve our understanding of the role of
diagrams and sketches in communication, cognition, creative thought,
and problem-solving. These concerns have triggered a surge of interest
in the study of diagrammatic notations, especially in academic
disciplines dealing with cognition, computation and communication.

The study of diagrammatic communication as a whole must be pursued as
an interdisciplinary endeavor. "Diagrams 2004" is the third event in
this conference series, which was successfully launched in Edinburgh
in September 2000. It attracts a large number of researchers from
virtually all academic fields that are studying the nature of
diagrammatic representations, their use in human communication, and
cognitive or computational mechanisms for processing diagrams. By
combining several earlier workshop and symposia series that were held
in the US and Europe [Reasoning with Diagrammatic Representations
(DR), US; Thinking with Diagrams (TWD), Europe; Theory of Visual
Languages (TVL), Europe], "Diagrams" has emerged as a major
international conference on this topic.

It is the only conference that provides a united forum for all areas
that are concerned with the study of diagrams: architecture,
artificial intelligence, cartography, cognitive science, computer
science, education, graphic design, history of science, human-computer
interaction, linguistics, philosophy and logic, and psychology, to
name a few.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* diagram understanding by humans or machines
* reasoning with diagrammatic representations
* diagram usage in scientific discovery|
* history of diagrammatic languages and notations|
* formalization of diagrammatic notations|
* novel uses of diagrammatic notations|
* design of diagrammatic notations
* interactive graphical communication
* psychological issues pertaining to perception, comprehension, and
 production of diagrams
* computational models of reasoning with and interpretation of
* role of diagrams in applied areas such as visualization
* spatial information and diagrams
* usability issues concerning diagrams|
* design with diagrams

"Diagrams 2004" will consist of technical sessions with presentations
of refereed papers, posters and tutorial sessions. The tutorials will
provide introductions to diagram research in various disciplines in
order to foster a lively interdisciplinary exchange.

We invite submissions of tutorial proposals, full research papers and
extended abstracts of posters. All submissions will be fully peer
reviewed and accepted papers and posters will be published in the
conference proceedings.

Important Dates:
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5 September: notice of intent to submit
12 September: deadline for regular research paper and tutorial
proposal submission
12 November: deadline for extended abstract for poster paper
16 November: notification for tutorial proposals & full papers
23 November: notification for posters
15 December: camera ready copies due
22-24 March: Diagrams conference

For more information visit the conference website

Conference Organisation
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Alan Blackwell (General Chair)
Kim Marriott & Atsushi Shimojima (Program Chairs)
Mateja Jamnik (Local Chair)
Jesse Norman (Sponsorship Chair)
Tony Jansen (Publicity Chair)

Program Committee:
Gerard Allwein, US Naval Research Center, USA
Dave Barker-Plummer, Stanford University, USA
Alan Blackwell, University of Cambridge, UK
Dorothea Blostein, Queen's University, Canada
Paolo Bottoni, University of Rome, Italy
B. Chandrasekaran, Ohio State Univ, USA
Peter Cheng, University of Nottingham, UK
Max J. Egenhofer, University of Maine, USA
Norman Foo, University of Sydney, Australia
George Furnas, University of Michigan, USA
Corin Gurr, Edinburgh University, UK
Volker Haarslev, Concordia University, Canada
Norman Foo, University of Sydney, Australia
George Furnas, University of Michigan, USA
Corin Gurr, Edinburgh University, UK
Volker Haarslev, Concordia University, Canada
Pat Healey, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Mary Hegarty, University of California, USA
John Howse, University of Brighton, UK
Roland Hubscher, Bentley College, USA
Mateja Jamnik, University of Cambridge, UK
Yasu Katagiri, ATR Media Information Science Labs, Japan
Oliver Lemon, Edinburgh University, UK
Stephen Kosslyn, Harvard University, USA
Zenon Kulpa, Institute of Fund. Technological Research, Poland
Stefano Levialdi, University of Rome, Italy
Ric Lowe, Curtin University, Australia
Kim Marriott, Monash University, Australia
Bernd Meyer, Monash University, Australia
Mark Minas, University of the Federal Armed Forces, Germany
N. Hari Narayanan, Auburn University, USA
Jesse Norman, University College London, UK
Ray Paton, University of Liverpool, UK
Helen Purchase, University of Glasgow, UK
Priti Shah, University of Michigan, USA
Atsushi Shimojima, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,
Sun-Joo Shin, Yale University, USA
Keith Stenning, Edinburgh University, UK
Masaki Suwa, Chukyo University, Japan
Nik Swoboda, ATR Media Information Science Labs, Japan
Barbara Tversky, Stanford University, USA
(This is an incomplete list - more names will be added)

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