LINGUIST List 16.2655|
Wed Sep 14 2005
Calls: General Ling/UK;Computational Ling/USA
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Association for French Language Studies
Argumentation for Consumers of Healthcare
Message 1: Association for French Language Studies
From: Emmanuel Defay <emmanuel.defayuniv-lyon2.fr>
Subject: Association for French Language Studies
Full Title: Association for French Language Studies
Short Title: AFLS
Date: 05-Sep-2006 - 07-Sep-2006
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Kate Beeching
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.afls.net
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): French
Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2006
AFLS Conference 2006 “Variations, variétés”
Call for papers. Deadline 31st. January 2006.
Submit your abstract to Kate.Beechinguwe.ac.uk, who will transmit it to the comité scientifique.
Proposals are welcomed for papers on synchronic or diachronic variation, whether diatopic, diastratic or diaphasic. A particular focus of the conference will be on the impact of social factors on language change.
Studies of phonological, morphological, lexical or pragmatic features may be complemented by papers which deal with questions relating to variationist methods.
Papers are also welcome in the area of interlanguage and learner variation and on varieties of teaching method, including the use of new technologies.
Papers will be 20 minutes long, with 10 minutes for questions.
Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.
Message 2: Argumentation for Consumers of Healthcare
From: Nancy Green <nlgreenuncg.edu>
Subject: Argumentation for Consumers of Healthcare
Full Title: Argumentation for Consumers of Healthcare
Short Title: ACH
Date: 26-Mar-2006 - 28-Mar-2006
Location: Palo Alto, CA, USA
Contact Person: Nancy Green
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.uncg.edu/~nlgreen/aaaisss06/home.html
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis
Call Deadline: 07-Oct-2005
Part of the AAAI Spring Symposium series, ACH is a small interdisciplinary symposium on the role of argumentation in healthcare. In addition to AI researchers, participation is invited from researchers in medicine, risk communication, health literacy, behavioral medicine and public health, discourse of medicine, argumentation, and medical ethics.
Different notions of argument historically have played a central role in artificial intelligence, e.g., proof trees, sets of assumptions, and explanations of probabilistic inference. These notions have been used to model the diagnostic reasoning and decision-making of medical experts. However, it was beyond the scope of that research to address information needs of the layperson. It was assumed that a medical expert, trained to interpret explanations produced by the system, would mediate between system and layperson. The goal of this symposium is to investigate the role of argumentation in future intelligent healthcare systems, focusing on systems designed to interact directly with healthcare consumers, or with healthcare workers and caregivers with little training. Topics include AI-based approaches to:
- Persuasive argumentation to change health-related behavior,
- Patient-tailored explanation,
- Lay-oriented explanation of conflicting views in the medical literature,
- Argumentation addressing the needs of low-literacy or low-numeracy audiences,
- Synthetic agents working in cooperation with the healthcare team,
- Negotiation with patients about treatment regimens,
- Providing information to laypersons for informed consent, and
- Healthcare training.
Participation is invited from AI researchers in diagnostic reasoning and medical applications; computational models of argumentation; user modeling, trust, and affective computing; intelligent tutoring systems and games on health-related topics; natural language generation and multimodal dialogue systems. In addition, participation is invited from researchers in fields providing empirical or theoretical foundations including medicine, risk communication, health literacy, behavioral medicine and public health, discourse of medicine, argumentation, and medical ethics.
Papers or extended abstracts on current research as well as position papers are welcome. E-mail 2-6 page submissions in PDF format to the co-chairs (bickmore at ccs.neu.edu, nlgreen at uncg.edu) no later than October 7, 2005.
Timothy Bickmore (co-chair), College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University
Nancy Green (co-chair), Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ellen Barton, Wayne State University
Noel Brewer, University of North Carolina, School of Public Health
Martin Beveridge, Cancer Research UK
Giuseppe Carenini, University of British Columbia
Allison Cawsey, University of Glasgow
Subrata Das, Charles River Analytics
Fiorella de Rosis, University of Bari
Chrysanne di Marco, University of Waterloo
Reva Freedman, Northern Illinois University
Florianna Grasso, University of Liverpool
Curry Guinn, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Stephen Intille, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Suzanne O'Neill, University of North Carolina, School of Public Health
Chris Reed, University of Dundee
Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen
Wayne Velicer, University of Rhode Island, Cancer Prevention Research Center
Mary McGee Wood, University of Manchester
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