LINGUIST List 14.3154

Tue Nov 18 2003

Calls: Computational Ling/Portugal; Cognitive Science

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  1. elisabet, 1st International Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Cognitive Science
  2. reb35, 1st Joint Conference of SPP and ESPP

Message 1: 1st International Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Cognitive Science

Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 07:16:02 -0500 (EST)
From: elisabet <elisabetlabel.ist.utl.pt>
Subject: 1st International Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Cognitive Science

1st International Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and
Cognitive Science
Short Title: NLUCS - 2004

Date: 13-Apr-2004 - 13-Apr-2004
Location: Porto, Portugal
Contact: Bernadette Sharp
Contact Email: workshopsiceis.org
Meeting URL: http://www.iceis.org/workshops/nlucs/nlucs2004-cfp.html

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics
Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2003

Meeting Description:

The First International Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and
Cognitive Science

NLUCS - 2004

April 13, 2004 - Porto, Portugal

First Announcement and Call for Papers

In conjunction with the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise
Information Systems - ICEIS 2004 (http://www.iceis.org/)

The workshop will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations of
previously submitted papers that went through a double peer review
process. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the form
of a book. The First International Workshop on Natural Language
Understanding and Cognitive Science

Important Dates

Full paper submission: December 15, 2003 
Author notification: January 30, 2004
Camera-ready: February 15, 2004
 
Workshop Background and Goals 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to 

- Computer Model of Language Understanding
- Evolutionary Language Understanding
- Cognitive and Psychological Models of Language Understanding
- Pragmatics and Natural Language Understanding
- Speech Understanding
- Computational Text Understanding
- Message and Narrative Understanding Systems
- Text Summarization and Information Extraction
- Natural Language Interfaces and Dialogue Systems
- Multi-Lingual Processing and Understanding
- Tools and Resources in Language Understanding
- Evaluation of Language Understanding Systems
- Ontologies
- Text Mining
- Electronic Dictionaries 

Format of the Workshop 

The workshop will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations of
previously submitted papers that went through a double peer review
process. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the form
of a book.

Submission of Papers 

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for oral presentation
in any of the areas listed above. Only full papers in English will be
accepted, and the length of the paper should not exceed 10 pages (5000
words). Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex
format) are available at the ICEIS web site. Postscript/RTF versions
of the manuscript should be submitted thru ICEIS web-based paper
submission procedure.

Workshop Program Committee 

Y. Wilks (UK)
R. Mitkov (UK)
A. Yeap (NZ)
J. Mothe (France)
C. Soule Dupuy (France)
C. Mota (Portugal)
A. Monaghan (Ireland)
P. Rayson (UK)
E. Ranchhod (Portugal)
D. Tufis (Romania)
F. Sedes (France)
M. Nunes (Brasil)
C. Day (UK) 
M. Tadic (Croatia)
R. Schwitter (Australia)

Conference Location 

The workshop will be held at the Universidade Portucalense in Porto,
Portugal.

Registration Information 

To attend the workshop you need to register at http://www.iceis.org

Secretariat 

ICEIS 2004 Secretariat - The First International Workshop on Natural
Language Understanding and Cognitive Science
Universidade Portucalense
Departamento de Inform�tica
Rua Dr. Ant�nio Bernardino de Almeida, 541-619
4200 - 072 Porto - Portugal
Tel: +351 22 557 2512
Fax: +351 22 557 2015 

E-mail: workshopsiceis.org 
Web site: http://www.iceis.org 
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Message 2: 1st Joint Conference of SPP and ESPP

Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 15:04:24 -0500 (EST)
From: reb35 <reb35cam.ac.uk>
Subject: 1st Joint Conference of SPP and ESPP


1st Joint Conference of SPP and ESPP
Short Title: SPP-ESPP Joint Conference

Date: 03-Jul-2004 - 06-Jul-2004
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Richard Breheny
Contact Email: reb35cam.ac.uk
Meeting URL: http://www.ub.es/grc_logos/spp_espp_04/

Linguistic Sub-field: Philosophy of Language, Language Acquisition,
Cognitive Science
Call Deadline: 20-Feb-2004

Meeting Description:

FIRST JOINT CONFERENCE OF THE SOCIETY FOR PHILOSOPHY & PSYCHOLOGY AND
THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR PHILOSOPHY & PSYCHOLOGY
PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS

July 3 - July 6 2004
Barcelona, Spain
http://www.eurospp.org/2004/
http://www.ub.es/grc_logos/spp_espp_04/

*** 
The aim of the European Society for Philosophy & Psychology is "to
promote interaction between philosophers and psychologists on issues
of common concern". Psychologists, neuroscientists, linguists,
computer scientists and biologists are encouraged to report
experimental, theoretical and clinical work that they judge to have
philosophical significance; and philosophers are encouraged to engage
with the fundamental issues addressed by and arising out of such
work. In recent years ESPP sessions have covered such topics as
spatial concepts, simulation theory, attention, joint attention,
reference, problems of consciousness, introspection and self-report,
emotion, perception, early numerical cognition, infants' understanding
of intentionality, memory and time, motor imagery, counterfactuals,
the semantics/pragmatics distinction, minimalism in linguistic theory,
reasoning, vagueness, mental causation, action and agency, thought
without language, externalism, connectionism, hypnosis, and the
interpretation of neuropsychological results. 
***

The Society for Philosophy and Psychology is among the premier
organizations of its kind in the world. SPP was founded in 1974 to
provide a forum for exchanging ideas on the very latest empirical and
philosophical approaches to the mind. The name of the Society signals
the traditional liaison between philosophy and psychology, but our
interests extend well beyond these fields. Our membership includes
scholars from linguistics, neuroscience, evolutionary biology,
cognitive anthropology, artificial intelligence, psychopathology, and
cognitive ethology.

Some of the most important and well-known research themes in the
cognitive sciences were discussed in their nascent stages at the
Society's annual meeting. These meetings are lively and collegial, and
present an unrivaled opportunity for conversations that cross
disciplines. The Society takes special pride in creating a supportive
atmosphere for researchers at the beginning of their careers,
including graduate students. Many of them have gone on to become
prominent contributors to their fields and to the present life of the
Society.

In addition to invited lectures and symposia and contributed papers
and posters, the Society has recently added focused workshops on
empirical topics of interest to our members.

***

FIRST JOINT CONFERENCE SPP & ESPP
Invited Speakers:
Anthony Marcel (Cambridge)
Michael Posner (Oregon)
Francois Recanati (Paris)
Elizabeth Spelke (Harvard)

Invited Symposia:
OBJECT PERCEPTION convened by Jonathan Cohen (San Diego)
OPACITY convened by Josef Perner (Salzburg)
LANGUAGE ACQUISITION convened by Nuria Sebastian (Barcelona)
AGENCY convened by Karsten Steuber (College of the Holy Cross)

SPP Presidential Address: Frank Keil, Yale
Stanton Lecture: David Chalmers, Arizona

***
The Societies invite submitted symposia, papers and posters for this
meeting. Submitted papers are refereed and selected on the basis of
quality and relevance to psychologists, philosophers and
linguists. Papers should not exceed a length of 20 minutes (about 8
double-spaced pages) for a total 30 minute session. Submissions may be
by abstract but in the case of philosophical submissions a full paper
is preferred. The Societies also encourage joint submission of papers
as symposia topics (for 3 and up to 4 speakers across different
disciplines) - the convenor should submit a brief (1000 word)
description of the symposium topic in addition to each participant
submitting an abstract/paper - all papers considered as part of a
submitted symposium will also be considered for independent
presentation. There will also be poster presentations. A submission
for a poster presentation should consist of a 500-word
abstract. Submitted papers may also be considered for presentation as
posters.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS & POSTERS is 20 FEBRUARY, 2004.

Please use the online submission form to be found at:
http://www.eurospp.org/2004/submission.html Otherwise electronic
submissions are preferred (in PDF, PS or MS Word format) and should be
sent to any ONE of the following:

Colin Allen,
Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
77843-4237, USA
Email: colin-allentamu.edu

Paul Bloom,
Department of Psychology, Yale University, P.O. Box 208205, New Haven,
CT 06520-8205, USA
Email: paul.bloomyale.edu

Richard Breheny,
Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics, University of
Cambridge, CAMBRIDGE CB2 1QA, UK
Email: reb35cam.ac.uk

Zoltan Dienes,
Laboratory of Experimental Psychology, School of Biological Sciences,
University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK
Email: dienesbiols.susx.ac.uk

Michael Martin,
Dept of Philosophy, UCL, LONDON WC1E 6BT, UK
Email: michael.martinucl.ac.uk

Jeffrey Poland,
Dept of History, Philosophy and Social Science, Rhode Island School of
Design, Two College Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Email: Jeffrey_Polandbrown.edu

***
THE 2004 WILLIAM JAMES PRIZE
History: At the 1996 annual Business Meeting, SPP membership moved to
create AN AWARD FOR GRADUATE STUDENT PAPERS accepted for oral
presentation in contributed sessions at subsequent annual
meetings. The SPP funds up to two awards yearly, with no more than one
award per discipline. Awards are $250 paid out of SPP funds, and a
certificate. The yearly panel of judges includes the Program Co-Chairs
and the President, as well as any other willing SPP officers,
executive committee members, or regular members requested by this
group. Having a paper accepted for oral presentation in a contributed
session alone is not sufficient for receiving an award. At the 1997
meeting, membership moved to rename the award The William James Prize,
in light of James' contributions to both philosophy and psychology.

Rules for Submission

1. To be eligible for the William James Prize, one must be pursuing a
doctoral degree in philosophy, psychology, or other relevant
disciplines, and must not have received the Ph.D. by the submission
deadline for contributed papers. This year's submission deadline is
February 20, 2004.

2. The William James Prize committee will determine the prize-winners
(if any) only after the program decisions have been made.

3. Prize-winners will be acknowledged by a special insert in the
conference program, and will receive their check and certificate at
the annual Presidential Address and Banquet.

4. The author(s) of the winning paper(s) will have the option to
publish a version of their paper, revised in light of the conference
discussion, in the journal Philosophical Psychology.

5. Please indicate your interest in being considered for the 2004
William James Prize in a cover letter accompanying your submission, if
you send your paper by mail. If you submit it electronically, you have
to check the appropriate box.

6. Your submission should follow the guidelines outlined in the
general call for papers.

Please bring the SPP William James award to the attention of your
graduate students

http://www.eurospp.org/2004/
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