LINGUIST List 14.3153

Tue Nov 18 2003

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  1. sally.rice, 7th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language
  2. Franco Orsucci, International Journal of Dynamical Systems Research

Message 1: 7th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language

Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 18:35:05 -0500 (EST)
From: sally.rice <>
Subject: 7th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language

7th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language 
Short Title: CSDL-2004 

Date: 08-Oct-2004 - 10-Oct-2004
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Contact: Sally Rice
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 01-May-2004 

Meeting Description:

Now in its 10th year as an international conference, CSDL features
papers in the fields of cognitive linguistics, functional linguistics,
discourse, corpus linguistics, and speech & language processing,
especially among scholars exploring the interface between language and
cognition. CSDL-2004 has been organized around the theme of
''empirical and experimental methods'' in CSDL-related research. 

First Call for Papers


7th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

8-10 October 2004 (Friday-Sunday)

Conference Theme:

CSDL-2004 has been organized around the theme of ''empirical and
experimental methods'' in CSDL-related research.

Invited Speakers:

Larry Barsalou (Psychology, Emory University)
Russ Tomlin (Linguistics, University of Oregon)
Nick Evans (Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, University of Melbourne

In addition to the three plenary lectures, there will be 50 general
session papers in two parallel sessions as well as 30 poster
presentations in two poster sessions, for a total of 83 presentations.

Information for Authors:

Please submit 500-word (maximum) abstracts for 25-minute papers or
poster presentations to by 1 May 2004. Only
electronic submissions will be accepted (please use PDF format if you
must preserve fonts or other images, otherwise Word is the preferred
attachment format). The abstracts in your electronic attachments
should include title only as they will be blind-reviewed. Please
include your name, affiliation, title of the paper, and contact
information including address, phone/fax, and email in the body of
your email message.

Successful abstracts will seek to address the theme of the conference
(empirical and experimental methods in research on conceptual
structure, discourse, and language) and will feature a well-defined
research question, clear delineation of the phenomenon of study,
precise methodology, sample data, and actual or anticipated
results. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least three
referees. Notification of acceptance will be made by 15 June 2004.

We expect that the proceedings of CSDL-2004 will be published by the
Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI). Both paper
and poster presentations will be eligible for submission. Proceedings
of previous CSDL conferences are currently available through CSLI
Publications (see
for information).

Information for Students:

A small number of travel subsidies (worth approximately $150 Cdn) are
available by application (see website for details) to graduate
students residing outside of Alberta. Information about crash space
will be available at a later date.


The early registration fee is $70 Cdn (approx. $50 US) for
non-students and $10 Cdn for students. An additional $30 fee will help
defray costs of the Conference banquet on Saturday night (9 October
2004). After 1 September, the registration fee for non-students will
rise to $100 Cdn.


CSDL-2004 will be held at the University of Alberta Conference Centre
(Lister Hall) at 87th Avenue and 116th Street in Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada. The Centre features a limited number of guest rooms. Other
travel, hotel, and ground transportation to follow.

Contact Information:

Department of Linguistics
4-34 Assiniboia Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
tel: +780-492-3434
fax: +780-492-0806

Sally Rice, Linguistics, University of Alberta
John Newman, Linguistics, University of Alberta
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Message 2: International Journal of Dynamical Systems Research

Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 10:26:38 +0100
From: Franco Orsucci <>
Subject: International Journal of Dynamical Systems Research



Dear Friends and Colleagues

Finally, I can say that we are ready! The first issue, part one and
two, has been sent to the publisher. Publication of the first part is
due by January 2004. Here below you can find the contents: not so
bad! We also have in progress three special issues: synchronization
and noise dynamics; complexity of esthetics and architecture;
nonlinear neuroscience.

If you have other proposals for further special issues we would be
very happy. Any suggestion for institutional subscriptions would be

Please, send any paper or material which could be inserted in one of
the Journal sections as listed below.

All correspondence and submissions should be addressed to the
Co-Editor Nicoletta Sala in electronic format:

Thanks again for your support to our shared enterprise!

Franco Orsucci



EDITORIAL: Elephants, Butterflies and Whales, Franco Orsucci

MEMORIES: Ilya Prigogine and his last works, Gonzalo Ordonez


Acceleration and Entropy: a macroscopic analogue of the twin paradox,
Ilya Prigogine and Gonzalo Ordonez

William James on Consciousness, Revisited, Walter J. Freeman

The Structural Equations Technique for Testing Hypotheses in Nonlinear
Dynamics: catastrophes, chaos, and related dynamics, Stephen
J. Guastello

Synchronization of Oscillators in Complex Networks, Louis M. Pecora
and Mauricio Barahona

CTML: a mark up language for holographic representation of document
based knowledge, Graziella Tonfoni


Sustainability and bifurcations of positive attractors, Sergio Rinaldi
and Renato Casagrandi



Dynamical prediction of chaotic time series, Ulrich Parlitz and
Alexander Hornstein

Dynamics as a heuristic framework for psychopathology, Jean-Louis
Nandrino, Fabrice Leroy and Laurent Pezard

Collective Phenomena In Living Systems And In Social Organizations,
Eliano Pessa, Maria Petronilla Penna and Gianfranco Miniati

Contribution to the debate on linear and nonlinear analysis of the
electroencephalogram, Francesco Ferro Milone, Tullio A. Minelli,
Alberta Leon Canzi, Valentina Nofrate and Donatella Pascoli

Complex Dynamics of Visual Arts, Ljubisa M. Kocic and Liljana


The myth of the Tower of Babylon as a symbol of creative chaos,
Jacques Vicari


Co-sponsored by:
Academy of Architecture, University of Italian Switzerland, Mendrisio,
Switzerland Institute for Complexity Studies, Rome, Italy
Interdisciplinary Center of Complex Systems (IZKS), University of
Bonn, Germany

Franco F. Orsucci
Institute for Complexity Studies and Institute of Psychiatry and
Clinical Psychology, Catholic University, Rome

Nicoletta Sala
Academy of Architecture, University of Italian Switzerland,

Editorial Board:

Henry Abarbanel, Institute for Nonlinear Science, University of
California San Diego, USA - Frederick Abraham Blueberry Brain
Institute, Waterbury Center VT, USA- Diederik Aerts Center Leo Apostel
for Interdisciplinary Studies, Free University Brussels, Belgium -
Valentin Afraimovich Institute of Physics, University of Berlin,
Germany - Kazuyuki Aihara Department Mathematical Engineering,
University of Tokyo, Japan - Sergio Albeverio Interdisciplinary Center
of Complex Systems, University of Bonn, Germany - Uwe an der Heiden
Institute of Mathematics, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany -
Tito Arecchi Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Florence, Italy - Elizabeth
Bates Center for Research in Language, University of California San
Diego, USA - Dick Bird Division of Psychology, University of
Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK - Stefano Boccaletti Istituto
Nazionale di Ottica, Florence, Italy - Giovanni Degli Antoni
University of Milan, Milan, Italy - Sergio De Risio Institute of
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy -
Giovanni Dosi Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy - Jeffrey Elman
Department of Cognitive Science, University of California San Diego,
USA - Walter J. Freeman Molecular Biology Department, University of
California at Berkeley, USA - Celso Grebogi Instituto de Fisica,
Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil - Fanji Gu Department of Physiology
& Biophysics Fudan University, Shanghai, China - Stephen J. Guastello
Department of Psychology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA - Alan
Hastings Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of
California at Davis, USA - Scott Kelso Complex Systems and Brain
Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA - Ljubisa Kocic
Department of Engineering, University of Nis, Yugoslavia - Zbignew
Kowalik Neurology Department, University of D�sseldorf, Germany -
Juergen Kurths Institute of Physics, University of Potsdam, Germany -
Alexander Mikhailov Department of Physical Chemistry,
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany - Ulrich Parlitz Drittes
Physikalisches Institut, University G�ttingen, Germany - Louis Pecora
Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D.C., USA - Heinz-Otto Peitgen
Center for Medical Diagnostic Systems at the University of Bremen,
Germany - Laurent Pezard Lab. de Neurosciences Comportementales,
Universit� Ren� Descartes (Paris 5), France - Robert J. Porter
Emeritus, Psychology Department, University of New Orleans, USA -
Kestutis Pyragas Semiconductor Physics Institute, Vilnius, Latvia -
Paul Rapp Clinical Research Center, Norristown State Hospital,
Norristown, USA - Guenther Schiepek, Institute for Complex Systems,
University of M�nchen, Germany - Timothy Shih Department of Computer
Science and Information Engineering, Tamkang University, Taipei,
Taiwan - William Sulis Department of Psychology, MacMaster University,
Cayuga, Canada - Richard Taylor Department of Physics, University of
Oregon, USA - Marco Tomassini University of Lausanne, Switzerland -
Qing Ye Tong Research Center for Nonlinear Theory, Dep't Life Science
& Biomedical Engineering Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China - Ichiro
Tsuda Department of Mathematics, Hokkaido University Sapporo, Japan -
Jacques Vicari University of Geneva, Switzerland - Angelo Vulpiani
Dipartimento di Fisica, Universit� di Roma, La Sapienza, Italy - Chuck
Webber Department of Physiology, Loyola University, Chicago, USA -
Damian Zanette Centro Atomico Bariloche, Argentina - Joseph Zbilut
Department of Molecular Biophysics & Physiology, Rush University,
Chicago, USA

Chaos and Complexity Letters is a refereed journal for scientific
papers dealing with any area of complex systems research. Relevant
topics include (but are not restricted to):

* artificial life
* cellular automata
* chaos theory
* cognition
* complexity theory
* fractals
* genetic algorithms
* information systems
* metaphors
* neural networks
* non-linear dynamics
* parallel computation
* synergetics

Papers dealing with applications of these topics (for example, to the
arts, biology, economics, linguistics, medicine, psychology,
sociology, technology etc.) are also strongly encouraged.

Manuscripts are considered under the following categories:

Original Papers
should be original works describing scientific results. For the
printed version of the journal there is a limit of 15,000 words.

should be detailed outlines. Multi-media hypertext provides a
superlative vehicle for reviewing many issues and reviews exploiting
these features are encouraged. Reviews should not exceed 10,000 words
in the printed version. Authors of review papers are encouraged to
contact the editor in advance.

News and Ideas
will be provocative suggestions for applications of new ideas or
methodologies. Contributions should not exceed 3,000 words in length
for the printed version.

Software and Algorithms
will include any of the following:
a) Interactive processes, such as CGI and JAVA; b) Program packages;
c) Algorithms as demonstrations of new computational ideas and
techniques. Submission of these should be accompanied by a
description of the aims, methods and implementation; documentation to
allow users to install and run the software; sample data, scripts or
any other material to provide a demonstration of the software in use;
and arrangements regarding availability. Authors should contact the
Co-Editor, before submission.

Educational Material
will include lectures, tutorials and other educational material.

creative papers on analogical suggestions coming from the arts and the
social sciences.

Original Data
samples of any kind of raw original data (e. g. time series etc.) that
could be offered, accompanied by detailed explicative notes, to the
scientific community to compare different methodological
approaches. To be published just in the e-version, not in the paper

Journal Format
Authors should follow these guidelines. Manuscripts can be submitted
in MS Word, HTML, RTF, PDF, PostScript or LaTex. Software Programs
should be submitted in source form. They should compile and execute
successfully using GNU software only.

Citations should follow the "author-date system" (APA criteria) in the
text body referring to an alphabetical list of authors provided in the
References section.

The correct format is:

a) Text body:
..To account for broad scale distributions in space and time in
interacting dynamical systems, Bak, introduced the notion of
Self-Organized Criticality (SOC) to explain 1/f phenomena like the
Zipf laws (Bak, 1996). At the orthographic level Claude Shannon (1949)
defined other orders when he stated: ..

b) References:
Varela FJ, Lachaux JP, Rodriguez E, and Martinerie J (2001) The
brainweb: phase synchronization and large-scale
integration. Nat.Rev.Neurosci. 2 (4):229-239.
Verhulst F (1994) Metaphors for psychoanalysis. Nonlinear Science
Today 4 (1):16.
Vitiello G (2001) My double unveiled, the dissipative quantum model of
brain, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Pub. Co.

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Editor in Chief, IJDSR-CCL
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