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LINGUIST List 18.1032

Thu Apr 05 2007

Calls: Historical Ling/ Poland; Cognitive Science,Psycholing/France

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        1.    Joanna Bugaj, Text types - diachronic investigations (PLM 2007)
        2.    catherine pelachaud, 7th International Conf on Intelligent Virtual Agents

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Message 1: Text types - diachronic investigations (PLM 2007)
Date: 05-Apr-2007
From: Joanna Bugaj <jbugajifa.amu.edu.pl>
Subject: Text types - diachronic investigations (PLM 2007)

Full Title: Text types - diachronic investigations (PLM 2007)

Date: 13-Sep-2007 - 16-Sep-2007
Location: Gniezno, Poland
Contact Person: Joanna Bugaj
Meeting Email: jbugajifa.amu.edu.pl
Web Site: http://ifa.amu.edu.pl/plm/Text_type_diachronic_investigations

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-May-2007

Meeting Description:

This is a workshop within the 38th Poznan Linguistic Meeting, focussing on
historical approaches to text-type investigations.

Papers are cordially invited for ''Text Types - Diachronic Investigations''.

This is a conference session within the 38th Poznan Linguistic Meeting (PLM
2007, 13-16 September 2007), organised by the School of English, Adam Mickiewicz
University, Poznan, Poland. This year, the conference concentrates on linguistic
topics at the start of a new century, for details see conference homepage:

The session ''Text Types - Diachronic Investigations'' is going to welcome
papers addressing the following issues:

- defining the text-types, genres and discourse patterns of the past
- modern text-types and their history
- the fate of historical text-types
- text-type characteristics in a historical perspective: lexis
- text-type characteristics in a historical perspective: grammar
- text-type characteristics in a historical perspective: pragmatic aspects
- text-type characteristics in a historical perspective: stylistics
- Language for Special Purposes in a historical perspective

All paper proposals should be sent to conference organisers at
plmifa.amu.edu.pl, for submission guidelines see:

Submission deadline: 1 May 2007

Notification of acceptance: 1 June 2007

Joanna Bugaj
Session Convener

Dr Joanna Bugaj
School of English
Adam Mickiewicz University
Ul. Niepodleglosci 4
61-874 Poznan
tel. +48 61 829 35 06
Message 2: 7th International Conf on Intelligent Virtual Agents
Date: 04-Apr-2007
From: catherine pelachaud <pelachaudiut.univ-paris8.fr>
Subject: 7th International Conf on Intelligent Virtual Agents

Full Title: 7th International Conf on Intelligent Virtual Agents
Short Title: IVA'07

Date: 17-Sep-2007 - 19-Sep-2007
Location: Paris, France
Contact Person: Catherine Pelachaud
Meeting Email: pelachaudiut.univ-paris8.fr
Web Site: http://iva07.ntua.gr/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 29-Apr-2007

Meeting Description

IVA'07 is an interdisciplinary conference, bringing together researchers,
industrialists and users in the fields of interactive graphics, animation,
computer games, cognitive modelling and human-computer interaction.

Deadline Extension
New Submission Deadline for all Contributions: April 29th 2007

7th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA'07)
Plus GALA - Gathering of Life-like Agents
17th - 19th September 2007
Paris, France
First Call for Papers


Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) are autonomous, graphically embodied agents in
an interactive, 2D or 3D virtual environment. They are able to interact
intelligently with the environment, other IVAs, and especially with human users.

The conference is an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and practitioners
in computer graphics, animation, computer games, virtual environments,
artificial intelligence, natural language processing, cognitive modeling,
human-computer interaction and artificial life. Since the first IVA back in 1999
firm lines of research have been established and there is much that the graphics
and AI communities can learn from each other.

The domain of Intelligent Virtual Agents has become much more diverse and now
encompasses a wide range of disciplines; cognitive and social psychology,
communication models (conversational skills, interaction loops, conversational
analysis), non-verbal communication, sociology (modeling human / IVA societies),
HCI (intelligent user interfaces, gesture/body tracking interfaces), design and
arts (e.g., interactive installations with IVAs), and numerous application domains.

While initial research often focused on the use of IVAs in virtual environments,
they are now increasingly used in web-based interfaces, personal computing
devices and interactive television. The rapid advances in the field have enabled
it to be applied in both in research and industrial contexts. IVAs can provide
appealing characters for games and entertainment. They can also be used in novel
user interfaces or even as tools of psychological research.

IVA'07 will be a multidisciplinary forum for researchers and practitioners from
academia and industry with an interest in the design, implementation, and
evaluation of IVAs and IVA applications. We aim for a lively program of timely,
high-quality presentations and demonstrations to discuss the state of the art
and future of Intelligent Virtual Agents. Papers will be published in the
Springer-Verlag LNAI (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence) series.

This year, IVA'07 and ACII'07 (http://gaips.inesc-id.pt/acii2007/) are happening
close to each other. While we do encourage submitting to both conferences we do
highlight there are differences in topics of interest in each conference. We
highly advise authors to read them carefully. Papers submitted to both
conferences should be clearly different in their scope and topic.

IVA'07 will also host GALA - The Gathering of Life-like Agents - see


Design and modeling of IVAs
- design criteria and methodologies
- nature inspired IVAs/A-life for IVAs
- dimensions of intelligence in IVAs
- models of personality, culture for IVAs
- models of awareness of social context
- models of social agents/robots
- models of conversational skills and multi-modal interaction
- non-verbal expressiveness in IVAs
- IVAs with physical embodiment: lessons from and for robotics
- ethical considerations
- Application fields for IVA and experience reports
- Evaluation methodologies and user studies of IVAs

Software engineering issues
- standards / measures to support interoperability, portability, and reuse
- tools and toolkits for building IVAs
- advanced 3D modeling and animation technologies for IVAs
- real-time integrated system

Conceptual architectures
- learning IVAs
- improvisational IVAs
- multi-user /multi-IVA interaction
- crowd simulations with IVAs

Impotant Dates

- Paper Submission: 29th April 07
- Authors Notification: 29th May 07
- Camera-Ready: 29th June 07

Submission Procedures

- Long submissions: 12 pages
- Short submissions: 7 pages
- Poster submissions: 1 page

- Papers should be submitted in PDF format via the web site
- Please format your paper according to Springer-Verlag's Guidelines:

- We would appreciate it if you could compress the files using zip, rar or ace

Organizing Committee

- Catherine Pelachaud, University of Paris 8
- Jean-Claude Martin, LIMSI-CNRS
- Elisabeth André, University of Augsburg
- Kostas Karpouzis, ICCS, National Technical University of Athens
- Danielle Pelé, France Telecom

General Committee
- Ruth Aylett, Heriot-Watt University
- Jonathan Gratch, University of Southern California
- Patrick Olivier, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Stefan Kopp, University of Bielefeld

Local Committee
- Gérard Chollet, ENST

Contact Person
Catherine Pelachaud: pelachaudiut.univ-paris8.fr

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