LINGUIST List 15.804

Sun Mar 7 2004

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  2. herring, Persistent Conversation Minitrack at the 38th Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences

Message 1: Minimalist Theorizing

Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 01:35:46 -0500 (EST)
From: syntax <syntaxindiana.edu>
Subject: Minimalist Theorizing

Minimalist Theorizing 

Date: 26-Jun-2004 - 27-Jun-2004
Location: Bloomington, IN, United States of America
Contact: Cedric Boeckx
Contact Email: cboeckxfas.harvard.edu 
Meeting URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~lingdept/syntax.html 

Linguistic Sub-field: Syntax 

Call Deadline: 05-Apr-2004 


Meeting Description:

A workshop on Minimalist syntax, called Minimalist theorizing, will
beheld in conjunction with this year's Syntax Fest at Indiana
University(http://www.indiana.edu/~lingdept/syntax.html).

The Workshop will take place on June 26-27, 2004 in Bloomington,
Indiana,and will be organized by Cedric Boeckx (Harvard University).

Papers are solicited on any aspect of the minimalist program in
syntactic theory.

Authors should limit themselves to one single and one
joint abstract. Abstracts should be at most two pages long, in a 12
point font with 1-inchmargins. 

ONLY email submissions will be accepted. Submissions should be sent to
Cedric Boeckx at cboeckxfas.harvard.edu .

Include author's name, address, affiliation in the body of the
message.The abstract itself should be anonymous, and sent as a PDF
(preferred), orMSWord attachment.

Deadline for submission: April 5 2004

Notification of acceptance: April 20 2004
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Message 2: Persistent Conversation Minitrack at the 38th Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences

Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 22:18:10 -0500 (EST)
From: herring <herringindiana.edu>
Subject: Persistent Conversation Minitrack at the 38th Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences

Persistent Conversation Minitrack at the 38th Hawai'i International
Conference on System Sciences
Short Title: Persistent Conversation 

Date: 03-Jan-2005 - 06-Jan-2005
Location: Waikaloa, HI, United States of America
Contact: Susan Herring
Contact Email: herringindiana.edu 
Meeting URL: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/ 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics ,Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2005 


Meeting Description:

CALL FOR PAPERS
Sixth Annual Minitrack on Persistent Conversation
 at the Hawai'i International Conference on Systems Science
 on the Big Island of Hawaii, January 3-6, 2005

*** AT A GLANCE ***

* Topic Area
 Conversation via digital media such as email, chat, IM, texting,
web boards, blogs, wikis, mailing lists, 3-D VR, multimedia
computer-mediated communication, etc. The focus of work may range from
the analysis of structural characteristics of conversation such as
turn-taking and threading, to the use of digital conversation in
domains such as distance learning, knowledge management, and workplace
collaboration, to the design of novel systems for supporting
computer-mediated conversation.

* Who
 Researchers and designers from fields such as anthropology,
computer-mediated communication, HCI, interaction design, linguistics,
psychology, rhetoric, sociology, and so forth.

* Chairs
 Thomas Erickson, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
 Susan Herring, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana
University

 
* Important Dates
 Abstract submission - Monday, March 15, 2004
 Abstract feedback - by Wednesday, March 31, 2004
 Paper submission - Tuesday, June 15, 2004
 Accept/Reject notice - Sunday, August 15, 2004
 Final papers due - Friday, October 1, 2004
 One author must register for HICSS - Friday, October 1, 2004
 Deadline for conference-negotiated hotel rates - Wednesday,
December 1, 2004


* For More Information
 - The online call, including pictures of the 2004 minitrack,
 and a list of previous years' papers:
 http://www.pliant.org/personal/Tom_Erickson/HICSS38pc
 - Contacts: snowfallacm.org, herringindiana.edu
 - About the HICSS conference: http://www.hicss.org/ 

Sixth Annual Minitrack on Persistent Conversation at the Hawai'i
International Conference on Systems Science on the Big Island of
Hawaii, January 3-6, 2005

*** DETAILS ***

* About the Minitrack

This interdisciplinary minitrack and workshop brings designers and
researchers together to explore persistent conversation, the
transposition of ordinarily ephemeral conversation into the
potentially persistent digital medium. The phenomena of interest
include human-to-human interactions carried out using chat, instant
messaging, text messaging, email, weblogs, mailing lists, news groups,
bulletin board systems, multi-authored Web documents, structured
conversation systems, textual and graphical virtual worlds,
etc. Computer-mediated conversations blend characteristics of oral
conversation with those of written text: they may be synchronous or
asynchronous; their audience may be small or vast; they may be highly
structured or almost amorphous; etc. The persistence of such
conversations gives them the potential to be searched, browsed,
replayed, annotated, visualized, restructured, and recontextualized,
thus opening the door to a variety of new uses and practices.

The particular aim of the minitrack and workshop is to bring together
researchers who analyze existing computer-mediated conversational
practices and sites, with designers who propose, implement, or deploy
new types of conversational systems. By bringing together participants
from such diverse areas as anthropology, computer-mediated
communication, HCI, interaction design, linguistics, psychology,
rhetoric, sociology, managment, and the like, we hope that the work of
each may inform the others, suggesting new questions, methods,
perspectives, and design approaches.


* About Paper Topics
We are seeking papers that address one or both of the following two
general areas:

Understanding Practice. The burgeoning popularity of the internet (and
intranets) provides an opportunity to study and characterize new forms
of conversational practice. Questions of interest range from how
various features of conversations (e.g., turn-taking, topic
organization, expression of paralinguistic information) have adapted
in response to the digital medium, to new roles played by persistent
conversation in domains such as education, business, and
entertainment.

Design. Digital systems do not currently support conversation well: it
is difficult to converse with grace, clarity, depth and coherence over
networks. But this need not remain the case. Toward this end, we
welcome analyses of existing systems as well as designs for new
systems which better support conversation. Also of interest are
inquiries into how participants design their own conversations within
the digital medium -- that is, how they make use of system features to
create, structure, and regulate their discourse.

Examples of appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:
 Turn-taking, threading and other structural features of CMC
 The dynamics of large scale conversation systems (e.g. USENET)
 Methods for summarizing or visualizing conversation archives
 Studies of virtual communities or other sites of digital talk
 The roles of mediated conversation in knowledge management
 Studies of the use of instant messaging in large organizations
 Novel designs for computer-mediated conversation systems
 Analyses of or designs for distance learning systems
For other examples of appropriate topics see the list of previous
years' papers:
http://www.pliant.org/personal/Tom_Erickson/HICSS_PC_History.html


* The Workshop [tentative]
For the past five years the minitrack has been preceded by a half-day
workshop; we hope this will be continued for 2005, but will not know
for sure until April. The intent of the the workshop is as follows:
The workshop will provide a background for the sessions and set the
stage for a dialog between researchers and designers that will
continue during the minitrack. The minitrack co-chairs will select in
advance a publicly accessible CMC site, which each author will be
asked to analyze, critique, redesign, or otherwise examine using their
disciplinary tools and techniques before the workshop convenes; the
workshop will include presentations and discussions of the
participants' examinations of the site and its content. The workshop
is primarily intended for minitrack authors, although other
participants are welcome provided they are willing to prepare for it
as described above.


* Instructions for Abstract Submission
1. Submit a 250 word abstract of your proposed paper via email to
 the chairs: Tom Erickson <snowfallacm.org>, Susan Herring
 <herringindiana.edu> by the deadline noted above.
2. We will send you feedback on the suitability of your abstract
 shortly thereafter.


* Instructions for Paper Submission
1. HICSS papers must contain original material not previously
 published, or currently submitted elsewhere
2. Do not submit the manuscript to more than one Minitrack.
 If unsure which Minitrack is appropriate, submit the abstract
 to the Track Chair for guidance.
3. Submit your full paper according to the detailed formatting
 and submission instructions found on the HICSS website.
 Note: All papers will be submitted in double column publication
 format and limited to 10 pages including diagrams and references.

* About the HICSS Conference
Since 1968 the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
(HICSS) has become a respected a forum for the substantive interchange
of ideas in all areas of information systems and technology. The
objective of HICSS is to provide a unique environment in which
researchers and practitioners in the information, computer and system
sciences can frankly exchange and discuss their research ideas,
techniques and applications. Comments and feedback from each HICSS
conference indicate that the conference format continues to be
professionally rewarding and stimulating to everyone who attends.
More information about the HICSS conference can be found at
http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/.


* Conference Administration:
Ralph Sprague, Conference Chair, spraguehawaii.edu
Sandra Laney, Conference Administrator, hicsshawaii.edu
Eileen Dennis, Track Administrator, eidennisindiana.edu


* 2005 Conference Venue
Hilton Waikoloa Village (on the Big Island of Hawaii)
425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738
Tel: 1-808-886-1234
Fax: 1-808-886-2900
http://www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com 
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