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  1. Leonel Ruiz Miyares, 9th International Symposium on Social Communication
  2. Stefano Basagni, MobiQuitous 20004

Message 1: 9th International Symposium on Social Communication

Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 12:13:26 -0500
From: Leonel Ruiz Miyares <leonellingapli.ciges.inf.cu>
Subject: 9th International Symposium on Social Communication

9th International Symposium on Social Communication

CENTER OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS

SANTIAGO DE CUBA
JANUARY 24-28, 2005

The Center of Applied Linguistics of the Santiago de Cuba's branch of
the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, is pleased to
announce the Ninth International Symposium on Social
Communication. The event will be held in Santiago de Cuba January 24
through the 28, 2005. This interdisciplinary event will focus on
social communication processes from the points of view of Linguistics,
Computational Linguistics, Medicine, Voice Processing, Mass Media, and
Ethnology and Folklore.

The Symposium will be also sponsored by:
 University of Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
. Higher Institute for Medical Sciences Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
. Pedagogical University "Frank Pais Garcia" Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
. African Cultural Center "Fernando Ortiz" Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
. Provincial Branch of Ministry of Culture, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
. Heredia Teather, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
. Melia - Santiago de Cuba Hotel
. University of Twente Enschede, The Netherlands
. Institute for Computational Linguistics, Pisa, Italy
. Knowledge Web, Ireland
. Basque Country University, Spain
. Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
. University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain

Authors will be allowed to present only one paper pertaining to the
following disciplines:

1. Linguistics:
- Spanish and foreign language teaching
- Spanish as a second language
- Applied Linguistics
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Lexicology and Lexicography
- Morphology and Syntax
- Anthropology Linguistics
- Textual Linguistics and Pragmalinguistics
- Terminology
- Translations

2. Computational Linguistics:
- Software related to linguistics research
- Automated grammatical tagging of texts
- Electronic dictionaries
- Software related to the teaching of mother tongues and foreign
languages
- Related issues

3. Voice Processing:
- Applications of analysis, synthesis and voice-recognition
- Artificial intelligence and voice processing

4. Medical specialties related to speech and voice and with Social
Communication in general:
- Logopedy and Phoniatry
- Neurology
- Otorhinolaryngology
- Stomatology

5. Mass Media:

- Linguistics research related to the speech of journalists, actors
and radio and television announcers
- Textual Analysis of radio and television programs, and of print and
electronic media articles

6. Ethnology and Folklore:
- Research related to Social Communication

Activities that will take place within the event are:
- Pre-Symposium seminars
- Discussion of papers in commissions
- Master conferences
- Round Table

PRE-SYMPOSIUM SEMINARS

The Symposium will be preceded by two seminars that will be taught by
prestigious specialists to be announced. The seminars will take place
Monday, January 24th of 2005 and will focus on the following subjects:
- Corpus Linguistics: current studies
- Lexicology and Lexicography: trends and updates

Participants should say in advance what pre-symposium seminars they
want to take part in. An additional fee of 25.00 USD will be charged
for each seminar. Participation certificates will be available.

ROUND TABLE

A round table entitled " The Mass Media: its impact in the use of
language" will be held on the occasion of the IX International
Symposium on Social Communication.

KEYNOTE SPEECHES

During the symposium two keynote speeches will be delivered by:
- Prof. Dr. Nicoletta Calzolari
 Professor and Researcher
 Institute for Computational Linguistics
 Pisa, Italy
- Prof. Dr. Ruslan Mitkov
 Professor and Researcher
 University of Wolverhampton
 United Kingdom

The other two keynote speeches will be announced as soon as possible.

ABSTRACTS

The deadline of submission of paper abstracts is July 1st, 2004. They
should not exceed 250 words. Notification of acceptance of a paper by
the Symposium's Scientific Committee will be sent before July 30th,
2004.

PAPERS

To enable the Organizing Committee to include the Proceedings as part
of the Symposium's documentation -as we did in the 5th ('97), 6th
('99), 7th (2001) and 8th (2003) Symposiums-, accepted papers must be
sent before September 15, 2004, with the following requirements:

1. The paper will not exceed 5 pages including graphics, footnotes and
bibliography.

2. It should be written using Word 6.0 or Word 7.0 for Windows and
sent to the Symposium's Executive Secretary either via e-mail
(attachment) or by mailing a 3�-inch diskette.

3. Each page must be written in an A4 (mail type) format with left,
right, top, and bottom margin of 2.5 cm.

4. The paper must be written in one of the event's official languages:
Spanish, English, French or Portuguese.

Instructions for paper submission:

1. Write down the authors' names, one under the other, at the left top
of the first page, all in Arial bold capital letters, 9 points (Word
6.0 or 7.0). Under the authors' names should appear in bold (only
initials capital letters) the institution, city, country and e-mail
address if available.

2. In a separate line, at the center, the title of the paper must be
written in Arial bold, Italics, 10 points size letters.

3. The text will follow -not in bold- with the same Arial letter, 9
points size and leaving one space between lines.

4. Paragraphs will have no indentation. Spaces between paragraphs
will be of 3 points.

5. Section titles will be written in Arial bold, 9 points size and
sub-sections titles will be written in Arial Italic, 8 points size.

6. Footnotes will appear at the end of each page in Arial 8 points
size letters.

Presentation time will be 15 minutes and 5 minutes for discussion.

Authors must advise in advance if they will need a tape recorder,
video set, computer or other kind of equipment for presentation.

All mail or inquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. Eloina Miyares Bermudez
Secretaria Ejecutiva del Comite Organizador
IX Simposio Internacional Comunicacion Social
Centro de Linguistica Aplicada
Apartado Postal 4067, Vista Alegre
Santiago de Cuba 4, Cuba 90400
Telephones: 53-22-642760, 53-22-656141
E-mail: leonellingapli.ciges.inf.cu

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Spanish, English, French and Portuguese

REGISTRATION FEE

Speakers and Delegates
200.00 USD

Companions
100.00 USD

Payment must be in cash during registration and it covers a copy of
the Proceedings where your paper is printed, all other documentation
related to the event, speaker's certificate, welcome cocktail and
other cultural activities. Companions will have access to all of the
above, except copies of the Proceedings.

ACCOMODATION

The Organizing Committee guarantees accommodation in 3, 4, and 5 star
hotels with preferential prices for participants in the event.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

- Abstract Submission deadline: July 1st, 2004
- Notification on paper's approval by Scientific Committee: by July
30, 2004
- Delivery of papers either by e-mail or by mail using 3�-inch
diskette: September 15, 2004
- Pre-Symposium seminars: January 24th, 2005
- 9th International Symposium on Social Communication: January 25
through 28, 2005

OTHER ASPECTS OF INTEREST

Santiago de Cuba, located at some 900 kms from Havana, is Cuba's
second largest city. Its economic, cultural and social importance in
Cuban history is unquestionable. Santiago is also the capital of the
province with the same name. Surrounded by the green mountains of the
Sierra Maestra range and the Caribbean Sea, Santiago is unique in its
geography and beautiful landscape. Its surroundings make the city one
of the most important tourist attractions on the entire island. The
Organizing Committee, in coordination with the city's tourist agencies
will offer visiting delegates a host of options allowing participants
to enjoy the city's beauty and charm.

SCIENTIFIC AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

President of Honor:

Dr. Rosa Elena Simeon Negrin Minister of Science, Technology and the
Environment Republic of Cuba

Nicasio Via Davila Representative of the Ministry of Science,
Technology and the Environment Santiago de Cuba Cuba

Eloina Miyares Bermudez Executive Secretary Ninth International
Symposium on Social Communication Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba Cuba

Vitelio Ruiz Hernandez Emeritus Academic Academy of Science of Cuba
Center of Applied Linguistics Santiago de Cuba Cuba

Leonel Ruiz Miyares Director of Center of Applied Linguistics Santiago
de Cuba Cuba

Marcos Cortina Vega Rector University of Oriente Ministry of Higher
Education Santiago de Cuba Cuba

Nayra Pujals Victoria Rector Higher Institute for Medical Sciences
Ministry of Public Health Santiago de Cuba Cuba

Ena Elsa Velazquez Cobiella Rector Pedagogical University "Frank Pais"
Ministry of Education Santiago de Cuba Cuba

Anton Nijholt Professor and Researcher Twente University Enschede,
Holland

Nicoletta Calzolari Scientific Director Institute for Computational
Linguistics Pisa, Italy

Daniela Ratti Researcher Institute for Computational Linguistics Pisa,
Italy

Lucia Marconi Researcher Institute for Computational Linguistics Pisa,
Italy

Claudia Rolando Researcher Institute for Computational Linguistics
Pisa, Italy

Paola Cutugno Researcher Institute for Computational Linguistics Pisa,
Italy

Gloria Corpas Pastor Professor and Researcher University of Malaga
Malaga, Spain

Nancy Cristina Alamo Suarez Researcher Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba Cuba

Celia Maria Perez Marques Researcher Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba Cuba

Celia Esther Alvarez Moreno Center of Applied Linguistics Santiago de
Cuba Cuba

Mercedes Cathcart Roca Professor and Researcher Faculty of Humanities
University of Oriente Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Ercilia Estrada Estrada Scientific Council Center of Applied
Linguistics Santiago de Cuba Cuba

Miladys Diodene Adame Ministry of Education Santiago de Cuba Cuba

Martha Cordies Jackson Director and Researcher African Cultural Center
"Fernando Ortiz" Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Dieter Fensel Researcher Knowledge Web, Ireland

Jens Allwood Professor and Researcher Univeristy of Goteborg Goteborg,
Sweden

Asa Abelin Professor and Researcher Univeristy of Goteborg Goteborg,
Sweden

Iaki Alegra Loinaz Professor and Researcher Basque Country University
Spain

Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza Professor and Researcher Basque Country
University Spain

Xabier Artola Zubillaga Professor and Researcher Basque Country
University Spain

Xabier Arregi Iparragirre Professor and Researcher Basque Country
University Spain

*****

9th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON
SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

REGISTRATION FORM

Mr./Ms. ___________________________

Organization: ________________________

Title: _________________________________________

Business address: __________________________________

City: ______________ Telefax: ____________

Phone: _______________

E-Mail:____________________

Home address: _________________________

City: ___________ Telephone: __________

I wish to participate in Pre-Symposium seminars (optional)

___Corpus Linguistics: current studies

___ Lexicology and Lexicography: trends and updates

Paper title: __________________________

Date: ________________

Signature: ___________

- ------------------------------------------
Dr. Leonel Ruiz Miyares
Director
Centro de Linguistica Aplicada
Calle 8 Nr. 206 entre 7 y 9
Vista Alegre. Santiago de Cuba.
Cuba. C.P. 90400
Telefonos: 53-22-642760, 53-22-656141
Correo Electronico: leonellingapli.ciges.inf.cu
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Message 2: MobiQuitous 20004

Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 17:26:41 -0500 (EST)
From: Stefano Basagni <basagniECE.NEU.EDU>
Subject: MobiQuitous 20004

Dear Colleagues,

 Given the many requests for individual extensions, the TCP co-chairs
have decided to extend the MobiQuitous 2004 deadline for paper
REGISTRATION and SUBMISSION to:

 *** FEBRUARY 29 2004 ***

This is to be indended as a strict deadline. No further extensions will be
granted.

 PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT and CALL FOR PAPERS

 MobiQuitous 2004
 http://www.mobiquitous.org

 The First Annual International Conference on
 Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services

 August 22-25, 2004 Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 Held in cooperation with AAAI

 Pending Sponsorhips:

 The IEEE Computer Society
 Technical Committee on Distributed Processing

 ACM SIGMOBILE

The combination of mobile and ubiquitous computing is emerging as a
promising new paradigm with the goal to provide computing and
communication services all the time, everywhere, transparently and
invisibly to the user, using devices embedded in the surrounding
physical environment. In this context, the communication devices, the
objects with which they interact, or both may be mobile. The
implementation of such a paradigm requires advances in wireless
network technologies and devices, development of infrastructures
supporting cognitive environments, and discovery and identification of
ubiquitous computing applications and services. The first ACM Annual
International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: networking
and services (Mobiquitous 04) will cover all these aspects,
representing a forum where practitioners and researchers coming from
the many areas involved in ubiquitous solutions design and deployment
will be able to interact exchanging the cross-layer experiences needed
to build the overall ubiquitous systems. Areas addressed by the
conference include: applications, service-oriented computing,
middleware, networking, agents, knowledge management and databases.

PAPERS: Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished
research, not currently under review by another conference or journal,
are solicited. The conference is interested in contributions
addressing all the areas associated with mobile and ubiquitous
architectures, infrastructure and services. Technical works clearly
identifying how the specific contributions fit to an overall working
solution are particularly of interest. Topics include, but are not
limited to, the following feature topics:

* Ubiquitous architectures and systems
* Wearable computing and personal area network
* Wireless technologies for mobile and ubiquitous communications
 (Bluetooth, ZigBee, 802.15.x, WiFi)
* Wireless Internet access in ubiquitous systems
* Reconfigurability and personalization of wireless network
* Service discovery mechanisms, knowledge discovery, matching and
 composition mechanisms
* Wireless/mobile service management and delivery
* Security, privacy and social issues of mobile and ubiquitous systems
* Peer-to-peer knowledge management
* Emerging industrial/business scenarios
* Multimodal interfaces (speech, video kinetic, tactile)
* Smart spaces
* Ad hoc and sensor networking
* Localization and tracking
* Context and location aware application
* Multimedia encoding and transcoding
* Middleware services
* Agent technologies in ubiquitous, wearable, and mobile systems
* Hardware and software platforms for ubiquitous systems, and testbeds
* User interfaces
* Toolkits, development environments, and languages for ubiquitous
 computing
* Ontologies for mobile and ubiquitous computing

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: All paper submissions will be handled
electronically (see the conference web page for details). Authors
should prepare a Portable Document Format (PDF) or postscript version
of their full paper. Papers must not exceed 8 pages double column (US
Letter size, 8.5 x 11 inches) including text, figures and
references. The font size must be at least 10 points.

PUBLICATION: All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by
technical program committee members. Accepted papers will be published
in the conference proceedings. Papers of particular merit will be
proposed for publication in the ACM/Kluwer Wireless Networks journal.

TUTORIALS: Proposals for tutorials are solicited. Evaluation of
tutorial proposals will be based on the expertise and experience of
the instructors, and on the relevance of the subject matter.
Potential instructors are requested to submit a tutorial proposal of
at most 5 pages, including a biographical sketch, to the Tutorial
Chair by March 1, 2004.

DEMOS: Proposals for research and industrial demos are solicited. A
maximum of 3 pages should be submitted which include a description of the
demo and needed equipment. Proposals should be submitted to the Demo Chair
by March 1, 2004 (responses will be given by April 30, 2004).

Paper registration deadline: FEBRUARY 29 2004, 11:59pm PST
Paper submission deadline: FEBRUARY 29 2004, 11:59pm PST
Notification of acceptance: APRIL 30 2004
Camera-ready version due: MAY 15 2004

Papers submitted to MobiQuitous 2004 must be registered with
EDAS by 11:59pm, PST, February 29, 2004. The deadline for
submitting a registered paper is 11:59pm, PST, February 29, 2004.


*** ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

* General Co-Chairs
 Imrich Chlamtac
 University of Texas at Dallas, U.S.A.
 chlamtacutdallas.edu

 Fausto Giunchiglia
 Universita` di Trento, Italy
 faustodit.unitn.it

* General Vice Co-Chairs
 Michele Zorzi
 Universita` di Padova, Italy
 zorzidei.unipd.it

 Valentina Tamma
 University of Liverpool, U.K.
 vallicsc.liv.ac.uk

* Program Co-Chairs
 * NETWORKING
 Tom La Porta
 Penn State University, U.S.A.
 tlpcse.psu.edu

 Chiara Petrioli
 Universita` di Roma "La Sapienza," Italy
 petriolidsi.uniroma1.it

 * SERVICES
 Tim Finin
 Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, U.S.A.
 finincs.umbc.edu

 Chiara Ghidini
 ITC-IRST, Trento, Italy
 ghidiniitc.it

* Tutorial Chair
 Mani Srivastava
 Univ. of California Los Angeles, U.S.A.
 mbsucla.edu

* Publicity Co-Chairs
 Stefano Basagni
 Northeastern University, U.S.A.

 Ilya Zaihrayeu
 Universita` di Trento, Italy

* Registration Chair
 Robin Kravets
 Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.

* Demo Chair
 Yannis Labrou
 Fujitsu Labs of America, U.S.A.
 yannisfla.fujitsu.com

* Local Arrangements Chair
 Prithwish Basu
 BBN Technologies, U.S.A.

* Publication Chair
 Roger Whitaker
 Cardiff University, U.K.


- Stefano Basagni, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering 312 Dana Research Center
Northeastern University 360 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02115 Tel. 617
373 3061, Fax 617 373 8970 E-mail: basagniece.neu.edu ***
http://www.ece.neu.edu/faculty/basagni/ ***
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