LINGUIST List 15.1026

Sun Mar 28 2004

FYI: Lyon Summer School; Georgian Online Resources

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  1. Stephane Robert, Lyon Summer School: Models for Complex Systems
  2. Karina Vamling, FYI: Georgian Language Online Resources

Message 1: Lyon Summer School: Models for Complex Systems

Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 18:22:10 +0100
From: Stephane Robert <robertvjf.cnrs.fr>
Subject: Lyon Summer School: Models for Complex Systems


Summer School:
Models for Complex Systems in Human and Social Sciences
Ecole Normale Sup�rieure de Lyon
Ecole Normale Sup�rieure de Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Lyon FRANCE
July 19-31 2004
Web site :
http://www.lps.ens.fr/%7Eweisbuch/scshs/eng.html
http://www.lps.ens.fr/%7Eweisbuch/scshs/lyon.html


Important dates:
Deadline for application : May 7 2004
Acceptation : May 28 2004
School : July 19-31 2004 at the Ecole Normale Sup�rieure Lettres et 
Sciences Humaines


Goals: 
Although complex systems based methods are more and more used to model
social phenomena, there is no place in Europe where they are taught as
a whole. The aim of the school will be to develop the technical
abilities of the participants to build a simple model and to use it at
its maximal potential.

The following aspects will be studied:
- Description of the problem, modelling process, scaling aspects
- Choice of experimental protocols and of the best "measures" in order
 to highlight observable phenomena via simulations 
- Presentation of the main methods and their practical application,


Topics:
As we have just said, there is no place in Europe where the methods
that can be used to model complex systems in human and social sciences
are taught in a systematic way. Since these methods usually come from
other fields (mathematics, physics, computer science...), they are
often unknown.

The school we propose to organize will fill this gap by proposing
lectures given by world specialists of the domain and directed to an
audience of researchers (including graduate students) working on
modeling problems in human and social sciences.

The contents of the courses will relate more to the methods rather to
the application fields. Of course, the presented methods will be
illustrated with examples coming from human and social sciences, but
our wish is to focus on the methods rather than on specific particular
cases. Computer simulations and experimentations will be studied
under the format of mini-projects.


Speakers:
Lectures will be given in English, following the format of
4 sessions of 3 hours for each course, by

Robert Axtell, Brooking Institution, USA,
Agent-Based Computational Modeling in the Social Sciences with
Applications to Economics

Rama Cont, Ecole Polytechnique, France,
Agent-based models of financial markets

Sorin Solomon, J�rusalem University, Isra�l,
Multi-agent theory, simulation and phenomena in Human and Social
systems

Alessandro Vespignani, Laboratoire de Physique Th�orique, Orsay,
France, Structure and function of complex networks

Sara Franceschelli (ENS LSH),
Michel Morvan (ENS Lyon)
and G�rard Weisbuch (ENS Ulm)
will also teach and will ensure the scientific animation of the school.


Organisation:
The summer school will be organized by Ecole Normale Sup�rieure de Lyon
and hosted by the Ecole Normale de Lettres et Sciences Humaines.

It will take place from July 19 to 31 2004 (22 half days)
in the Ecole Normale Sup�rieure de Lettres et Sciences Humaines, in Lyon, 
France.

It will be one of the major events organized in 2004 by the
Institut des Syst�mes Complexes (Complex Systems Institute)
of Ecole Normale Sup�rieure de Lyon.

The two Ecoles Normales Sup�rieures in Lyon are two of the most
prestigious places for higher education in France. One is specialized
in sciences and the other in literature and human sciences. The
summer school will be one of the first steps in the creation of long
term collaborations between them.

They are installed on two campuses in the south of Lyon (one close to
the other), and residences allow good quality accomodations to the
participants.

The organisation committee is composed of Sara Franceschelli (ENS
LSH), Michel Morvan (ENS Lyon) and G�rard Weisbuch (ENS Paris).


Participants:
The participants will mainly be modelers having reasonable
mathematical skills (graduate education in Mathematics, or Computer
Science or Physics). Researchers from human or social sciences
already having collaboration experiences with modelers and so having
some basic mathematical culture can also apply.

The school will be organized for both junior and senior researchers.

The number of participants is limited to 50, mainly coming from
European countries.


Applications:
Please send your short CV (no more than 2 pages) and a half page of
motivations to scshsfreesurf.fr before May 7 2004.


Financial support:
Partial financial support (travel and/or accomodation) will be
available for participants on request.

The school is supported by the ACI from the French CNRS and Minist�re
de la Recherche "Syst�mes Complexes en Sciences Humaines et Sociales"
and (tentatively) by the European network Exystence.


Fees:
A low participation fee will be requested from participants.
More specific information will be given in the next call for participation.

G�rard Weisbuch Laboratoire de Physique Statistique ENS
weisbuchlps.ens.fr 24 rue Lhomond 75005 Paris France
http://www.lps.ens.fr/~weisbuch

_______________

St�phane ROBERT
Directrice
F�d�ration "Typologie et Universaux linguistiques"
CNRS - FR 2559
44, rue de l'Amiral Mouchez
75014 Paris - FRANCE
fax : + 33 1 43 13 56 59
e-mail : secretariat.tulivry.cnrs.fr
http://www.typologie.cnrs.fr
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Message 2: FYI: Georgian Language Online Resources

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 17:58:01 -0500 (EST)
From: Karina Vamling <karina.vamlingimer.mah.se>
Subject: FYI: Georgian Language Online Resources

Dear colleagues,

This is to inform you about Georgian language online resources
available at the School of International Migration and Ethnic
Relations, Malmoe University, Sweden:

- Georgian sounds: examples and audiofiles, information about the
 Georgian alphabet and how to write the Georgian letters:
 http://ezone.mah.se/projects/georgianV04/DEMO/anbani/00anban.html

- Demo version of a Georgian language distance learning course,
 providing basic knowledge of the grammatical structure of Georgian
 with particular focus on typologically interesting features. All
 materials in transcription and Georgian script.
 http://ezone.mah.se/projects/georgianV04/INTRO/index.html


Karina Vamling
Associate professor
School of International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Malmoe University
S-20506 Malmoe, Sweden
Email: karina.vamlingimer.mah.se 

Subject-Language: Georgian; Code: GEO 
Language-Family: South Caucasian; Code: SC 
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