LINGUIST List 14.437

Thu Feb 13 2003

FYI: Categorization,Summer School,CfN,Forensic Ling

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  1. Stevan Harnad, Categorization: Summer Institute; June/July Montreal
  2. Paul Buitelaar, Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the semantic web (SSSW-2003)
  3. info, Beth Dissertation Prize 2003: Call for Nominations
  4. Janet Cotterill, Workshop in Forensic Linguistic Analysis

Message 1: Categorization: Summer Institute; June/July Montreal

Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 23:30:05 +0000 (GMT)
From: Stevan Harnad <harnadecs.soton.ac.uk>
Subject: Categorization: Summer Institute; June/July Montreal


Second announcement

The Universit� du Qu�bec � Montr�al (UQ�M) will hold its first
graduate summer institute in cognitive sciences from June 30th to July
11th 2003. The theme will be 'categorisation' as seen from the point
of view of the following disciplines: cognitive anthropology,
cognitive computer science, linguistics, cognitive neuroscience,
philosophy and psychology. The program is provided below. For more
information, consult our website:
http://www.unites.uqam.ca/sccog. Registration at a lower rate is
available prior to March 1st.
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Message 2: Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the semantic web (SSSW-2003)

Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 10:21:41 +0100
From: Paul Buitelaar <paulbdfki.de>
Subject: Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the semantic web (SSSW-2003)

THE FIRST EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL ON ONTOLOGICAL ENGINEERING AND THE
SEMANTIC WEB (SSSW-2003)

http://minsky.dia.fi.upm.es/summerschool/

VENUE
Cercedilla, near Madrid, Spain.

DATE
21-26, July 2003

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Enrico Motta (Director)
Asun Gomez-Perez (Co-Director)
Arthur Stutt (Project Co-ordinator)

INTRODUCTION
The OntoWeb Network Consortium (www.ontoweb.org) is pleased to announce
the first European Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the
Semantic Web. This summer school, presented by leading researchers in
the field, is the first opportunity anywhere in the world for
postgraduate students to equip themselves with the range of theoretical
and practical skills necessary for full engagement with the challenges
involved in developing Ontologies and Semantic Web applications. With
this in mind, candidates will need to book early to avoid
disappointment. The school will be limited to 50 participants.

APPROACH
To avoid a passive learning experience we will augment theoretical
material with practical workshops. Furthermore, we will ensure that the
theoretical sessions are complementary to each other by linking them to
a mini-project. Work on developing and presenting this project in
cooperation with other participants will serve as a means of
consolidating the knowledge and skills gained from lectures and
practical sessions.

Participants will be provided with a copy of all course lectures and
access to a PC with all necessary tools and environments pre-installed.

COURSE TOPICS
Knowledge Representation and Ontologies
Semantic Web Services
Language Technologies for the Semantic Web
The Semantic Web and Knowledge Management

TUTORS
Asun Gomez-Perez and Mike Uschold: Knowledge Representation and
Ontologies
John Domingue and Terry Payne: Semantic Web Services
Paul Buitelaar and Fabio Ciravegna: Language Technologies for the
Semantic Web
Hans Akkermans and Steffen Staab: Semantic Web Technology for Knowledge
Management

INVITED SPEAKERS
Carole Goble: Introduction to the Semantic Web
Nicola Guarino: Knowledge Representation and Ontologies
Dieter Fensel: Semantic Web Services
Richard Benjamins: Semantic Web Technology for Knowledge Management


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Hans Akkermans, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Richard Benjamins, iSOCO (Spain)
Paul Buitelaar, DFKI-Language Technology (Germany)
Fabio Ciravegna, University of Sheffield (UK)
Ying Ding, Leopold Franzens Universit�t (Austria)
John Domingue, The Open University (UK)
Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck (Austria)
Carole Goble, University of Manchester (UK)
Asun Gomez-Perez, Universidad Polit�cnica de Madrid (Spain)
Nicola Guarino, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Jim Hendler, University of Maryland at College Park (USA)
Atanas Kiryakov, Sygma, (Bulgaria)
Mounia Lalmas, Queen Mary University of London, (UK)
Enrico Motta, The Open University (UK)
Mark Musen, Stanford University Medical Center (USA)
Nigel Shadbolt, University of Southampton, UK
Terry Payne, University of Southampton (UK)
Guus Schreiber, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Steffen Staab, University of Karlsruhe (Germany)
Arthur Stutt, The Open University (UK)
Mike Uschold, Boeing (USA)
Bob Wielinga, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)


BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
SSSW-2003 will provide a stimulating and enjoyable environment in which
participants will benefit not only from the formal and practical
sessions but also from informal and social interactions with established
researchers and peers relatively new to the area.

After completing the course, participants will:
* Understand the motivation behind, and history of, efforts to build a
Semantic Web
* Be able to critique research papers on the Semantic Web
* Be able to use a range of tools to build Semantic Web applications
* Be able to identify possible new lines of research

ACCOMMODATION AND SOCIAL EVENTS
Cercedilla is a small village in the mountains near Madrid. The school
will be held in the Universidad Polit�cnica de Madrid's student house.
The student house has a range of facilities to make your stay more
pleasant including en suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bars and
restaurants in the village.

There will be an afternoon excursion to a local tourist destination.
Both this and a gala dinner will be included in the cost.

PARTICIPANTS
We welcome applicants from anywhere in the world. Normally applicants
will be first or second year postgraduate students in relevant
disciplines with some knowledge of ontological or knowledge engineering
and/or the development of applications for the World Wide Web.

COST OF SUMMER SCHOOL INCLUDING ACCOMMODATION, MEALS AND EXCURSION

Euros 625

TRAVEL AND LOCAL INFORMATION
The nearest airport is Madrid-Barajas.
Participants will be able to use local rail links from Madrid to
Cercedilla.
We hope to arrange a coach for participants.

Further information about how to reach Cercedilla is on the web site.

REGISTRATION
If you are interested in SSSW-2003 then please fill in the online
registration form at our web site:

http://minsky.dia.fi.upm.es/summerschool/

CONTACTS
Enrico Motta - e.mottaopen.ac.uk
Asun Gomez-Perez - asunfi.upm.es
Arthur Stutt - a.stuttopen.ac.uk
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Message 3: Beth Dissertation Prize 2003: Call for Nominations

Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 14:33:58 +0100
From: info <infofolli.org>
Subject: Beth Dissertation Prize 2003: Call for Nominations

 The European Association for Logic, Language and Information
 http://www.folli.org


 E. W. BETH DISSERTATION PRIZE 2003: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Nominations are invited for the E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize awarded
by the European Association for Logic, Language and Information to
outstanding dissertations in the fields of Logic, Language and
Information. The prize will be awarded to the best dissertation which
resulted in a PhD in the year 2002. The dissertations will be judged
on the impact they made in their respective fields, breadth and
originality of the work, and also on the interdisciplinarity of the
work. Ideally the winning dissertation will be of interest to
researchers in all three fields.

- Who qualifies? --
Those who were awarded the PhD degree in the area of Logic, Language
and Information between the 1st of January, 2002 and the 31st of
December, 2002. There is no restriction on the nationality of the
candidate or the university where the PhD was granted. However, after
a careful consideration, FoLLI has decided to accept only
dissertations written in English.

- How to submit? --
We only accept electronic submissions. The following documents are
required:

1. the thesis in pdf or ps format (doc/rtf not accepted).
2. a ten page abstract of the dissertation in ascii format.
3. a letter of nomination from the thesis supervisor. Self-nominations
are not possible; each nomination must be sponsored by the thesis
supervisor. The letter of nomination should concisely describe the
scope and significance of the dissertation and state when the degree
was awarded.
4. Two additional letters of support, including at least one letter
from a referee not affiliated with the academic institution that
awarded the Ph.D. degree. All documents must be submitted
electronically to beth_awardcs.nott.ac.uk . Hard copy submissions are
not possible.

If you experience any problems with the email submission or do not
receive a notification from us within two working days, please write
to beth_awardcs.nott.ac.uk or nzacs.nott.ac.uk .

- Important dates: --

Deadline for Submissions: 28 February 2003
Notification of Decision: 1 June 2003
The prize will be handed to the winners at the European Summer School
in Logic, Language and Information in Vienna (Austria), 18 - 29 August
2003. Prize winners will be expected to attend the ceremony; funding
to make this possible is currently being secured. 
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Message 4: Workshop in Forensic Linguistic Analysis

Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 14:57:20 +0000 (GMT)
From: Janet Cotterill <jcotterillyahoo.com>
Subject: Workshop in Forensic Linguistic Analysis

Workshop in Forensic Linguistic Analysis

4th ~ 8th July 2003

Hosted by Sancta Sophia College, University of Sydney, Australia

Dear Colleagues

We will be running a Workshop in Forensic Linguistic Analysis from the
4th ~ 8th July 2003 at Sancta Sophia College, University of Sydney,
Australia

The workshop is a five-day course which provides a comprehensive
introduction to forensic linguistic analysis. The course is taught by
highly qualified and experienced experts in the fields of forensic
linguistics, courtroom discourse analysis, forensic phonetics and
interpreting in legal contexts; 4.5 hours of tuition will be provided
each day and the workshop assumes no prior experience of forensic
linguistics. Areas covered include:

Forensic author identification

Forensic speaker/utterance identification

Linguistic evidence 

The discourse of emergency calls, police interviews and the courtroom

The comprehensibility of legal language

Aboriginal land rights

Second dialect speakers in the legal process

Interpreting in forensic contexts

The fees for attending the whole course are: �575 or US$945 or AU$1625
(as relevant). It is also possible to attend one or more days, with
appropriate fee reductions for partial attendance (full details are in
the documentation, available on request). A discounted rate is offered
to full-time students.

Numbers are strictly limited and participants will be accepted on a
first come, first served basis. Further details and a registration
form are available from:

Marilyn Washbrook, Department of English, The University of
Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom. E-mail:
m.c.washbrookbham.ac.uk

Queries relating to course content may be directed to the Course
Directors, Dr Janet Cotterill, at: cotterilljcardiff.ac.uk or
Professor Malcolm Coulthard at: r.m.coulthardbham.ac.uk.
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