LINGUIST List 15.2295

Thu Aug 12 2004

Calls: Forensic Ling/Italy; Applied Ling/Spain

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  1. jcotterill, IPrA Symposium on Forensic Linguistics/Language and Law
  2. burguillos, 7th ISKO-Spain Conference

Message 1: IPrA Symposium on Forensic Linguistics/Language and Law

Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 17:06:52 -0400 (EDT)
From: jcotterill <>
Subject: IPrA Symposium on Forensic Linguistics/Language and Law

IPrA Symposium on Forensic Linguistics/Language and Law 

Date: 10-Jul-2005 - 15-Jul-2005
Location: Riva del Garda, Italy
Contact: Janet Cotterill
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Forensic Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2004 

Meeting Description:

Call for Papers 

Symposium on Forensic Linguistics/Language and Law
International Pragmatics Association, Riva del Garda, Italy July 2005

Susan Berk-Seligson and myself (Janet Cotterill) are planning to
attend the forthcoming IPrA conference (International Pragmatics
Association), to be held at Riva del Garda in Italy, July 10-15th 2005
(the week after the Cardiff, UK International Association of Forensic
Linguists conference).

We are hoping to put together a symposium of papers on themes within
forensic linguistics/language and law. If you are interested in
participating in such a symposium, we would like to invite you to
submit an abstract for consideration.

Abstracts should be 200-250 words maximum and should be for a
20-minute presentation (plus 5-10 mins for questions/discussion). All
aspects of forensic linguistics/language and law will be considered,
although submissions should obviously follow a pragmatics line
(broadly defined).

The Conference website can be found at:

General information about IPrA can be found on their website at:

Abstracts should be sent directly to both Dr Berk-Seligson and Dr
Cotterill at: and 

and should include the following information:

- Title of the presentation
- Name(s) of the presenter(s)
- Affiliation of the presenter(s)
- Both e-mail and postal addresses 
- Any special audio-visual/IT requirements

The deadline for submissions is September 15th 2004 (one month ahead
of the official IPrA deadline).

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Message 2: 7th ISKO-Spain Conference

Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 04:36:26 -0400 (EDT)
From: burguillos <>
Subject: 7th ISKO-Spain Conference

7th ISKO-Spain Conference 

Date: 06-Jul-2005 - 08-Jul-2005
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Technical Secretariat 7th ISKO-Spain Conference
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics,
Cognitive Science 
Subject Language: English, Spanish

Call Deadline: 25-Oct-2004

Meeting Description:

7th ISKO-Spain Conference 
The human dimension of knowledge organization 
Barcelona 6-8 July 2005 

The focus of the 7th ISKO-Spain Conference is on orienting users of
systems and applications of information organisation and retrieval in
companies, public administration, archives and document centres,
portals or internet services, databases and digital libraries.

ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization) has a broad
and interdisciplinary scope. ISKO's mission is to advance conceptual
work in knowledge organization in all kinds of forms, and for all
kinds of purposes, such as databases, libraries, dictionaries and the

As an interdisciplinary society, ISKO brings together professionals
from many different fields. ISKO counts more than 500 members all over
the world, from fields such as information science, philosophy,
linguistics, computer science, as well as special domains such as
medical informatics.

Knowledge Organization has traditionally been centred on
representational objects - texts, images and documents in general - or
on computer systems that facilitate information retrieval. It is ever
more apparent that there is a need to take into consideration the
cognitive, physical, and affective characteristics of different types
of people when designing applications.

Currently, with the availability of personalized systems that
facilitate the interaction between persons and organisation systems,
questions are being asked such as: How to improve universal access to
information? How to obtain maximum performance from the management of
knowledge in organizations? How to incorporate users into the design
cycles of knowledge organization systems? How to respond to
differences (social, cultural, etc.) of the users of these systems?


- Theoretical base of knowledge organization: what it contributes to
understanding the context of human perception; linguistic, social and
cultural bases; and structures for representing knowledge.
- Design centred on the user of knowledge organization systems:
management of content in different systems; usability,
personalization, interoperability and multilingualism; design models
based on artificial intelligence and natural language processing; its

- Users and use of knowledge organization systems: search behaviour
and the social use of Internet; training and competence in information
handling; accessibility and the digital divide between different
sectors of society; detecting needs for accessing web-based contents
and electronic training for the disabled.

- Applications of knowledge organization systems: the market for
knowledge organization systems; content classification systems
(categories and taxonomies of web sites); intermediaries,
disintermediation and re-intermediation; ethical aspects.


Authors have to present an abstract of their work - either oral
presentations or posters - that will be reviewed by an evaluation
committee as to timeliness, interest and originality.

Abstracts of presentations should be at least 700 words long. They
should include: title, objectives and the premise of the work,
methodology followed, conclusions arrived at and, if relevant,
references to 3 works used as a bibliography. The length foreseen for
the presentation, not to exceed 20 minutes, should also be indicated.

Abstracts of posters should be 500 words long and include titles,
objectives, conclusions and a formal description of the poster.

In all cases the name and address (post and electronic) with the
contact's telephone should be provided for each presenter.

Abstracts should be sent by e-mail in MS Word or another compatible
format to Acceptance of the abstract of a
presentation requires the tacit commitment that at least one of the
authors will be present to make the presentation during the congress.

The working languages of the conference will be Catalan, Spanish and
the English although works may be submitted in other languages.

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