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Fri Mar 30 2007

Calls: General Ling,Semantics,Socioling/UK; Comp Ling/USA

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        1.    Sylvia Jaworska, Women, Power and the Media
        2.    qg liu, IEEE International Workshop on Web X.0


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Message 1: Women, Power and the Media
Date: 29-Mar-2007
From: Sylvia Jaworska <jaworss1aston.ac.uk>
Subject: Women, Power and the Media


Full Title: Women, Power and the Media

Date: 15-Sep-2007 - 16-Sep-2007
Location: Birmingham, Aston University, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Pierre Larrivee
Meeting Email: p.larriveeaston.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-May-2007

Meeting Description:

The main aim of this conference is to bring together studies assessing the
(a)symmetrical treatment of female political leaders in the media. The intention
is to establish the extent to which gender bias marks political leadership. We
particularly welcome discourse-based studies that may look at the way leaders
are named, discussed and qualified in a monolingual or contrastive perspective.
We invite contributions from discourse analysts, sociolinguists, translation
scholars, and semiologists.

Women are increasingly gaining access to positions of political power. Recent
evidence of this is displayed among other facts by the appointment of a female
head of state in Chile, Germany, Jamaica, Liberia and South Korea. In France and
in the US, election campaigns are currently being fought which raises the
prospect of the first female presidency. The increasing presence of women as
political leaders challenges traditional social conventions that, until
recently, have been based on a gender-based division of roles and have
constructed political leadership as a male responsibility. Femininity and power
have been commonly seen as incompatible. This raises the question of whether the
growing prominence of women in political leadership roles in any national
context is matched by the social reception of female leaders and how the public
react to and reconcile femininity and power.
This process can be examined by using the methods of historical, sociological
and psychological analysis. A complementary perspective is provided by looking
at the language used to name, portray and qualify women in the public forum. In
so doing, it is hoped to explore asymmetries that exist with respect to
femininity and power and to demonstrate how these are linguistically constructed
in the public domains. The media are a particularly fruitful domain of study for
such investigations, as they shape and are shaped by received social conventions.

Abstracts in English of no more than one page including references will specify
which leader is considered, for what particular period, which corpus is used,
what parameters are looked at, and the extent of asymmetrical treatment of the
considered leaders. They should be sent by email no later than May 15th 2007 to
Pierre Larrivée at p.larriveeaston.ac.uk.
The organisers will seek to publish a selection of the papers presented.

Calendar:

Deadline for abstracts - 15th May 2007

Acceptance Notifications - 15th June 2007

Conference - 15th September 2007

Organising Committee:

Dr Sylvia Jaworska
Dr Pierre Larrivée

Scientific Committee:

Dr Urszula Clark
Dr Angela Kershaw
Dr Pam Moores
Dr Raquel Medina
Dr Christina Schaeffner
Prof Anne Stevens
Message 2: IEEE International Workshop on Web X.0
Date: 29-Mar-2007
From: qg liu <lqgmail.tsinghua.edu.cn>
Subject: IEEE International Workshop on Web X.0



Full Title: IEEE International Workshop on Web X.0

Date: 09-Jul-2007 - 13-Jul-2007
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Contact Person: Thomas Kwok
Meeting Email: kwokus.ibm.com
Web Site: http://conferences.computer.org/services/2007/web20.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2007

Meeting Description

The Web 2.0 phenomena have become very popular and attractive in recent years.
Accompanying Web 2.0 phenomena there're both technology challenges as well as
business challenges. The 2007 IEEE International Workshop on Web X.0 intends to
provide a platform for sharing experience and discussing technology,
architecture, solutions, and business perspectives of this new trend.

IEEE WebX 2007 is co-located with the 2007 IEEE Service Congress showing our
view that it is a natural evolution of Web Services/SOA in a broadened sense.

The following topics concerning Web X.0 are of interest, but not limited to:

Web 2.0 User Experience
- e.g., AJAX, Really Simple Syndication (RSS), ATOM
- Ruby on Rail, Php for Web X.0, etc.
- Application mash-up over Web 2.0

Web 2.0 applications
- Web 2.0 in mobile communications (e.g., 3G)
- Web 2.0 for knowledge sharing
- Web 2.0 desktop applications
- Web 2.0 based Podcast and Videocast solutions

Open source and open community for Web X.0

Virtual and visual business (V-business) in 3D-Web X.0
- e.g., the Second Life phenomena

Integration of Web 2.0 and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Web X.0 and the future technologies

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit papers of not more than 8 pages of double column
text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x
11 manuscript guidelines (http://www.computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm). You can
download the paper template in word format.

Authors should submit a Word or PDF files using the online submission and review
system (http://www.servicesscience.org/scw07/SubmitAbstract.php). Please select
''IEEE International Workshop on Web X.0'' as the Topic in the submission
system. The accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the Services
Computing Workshops (SCW 2007) by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be
made available online through the IEEE Digital Library.

Special Issue

The best papers from the workshop will be selected for journal length extension
and their publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Web
Services Research (http://www.servicescomputing.org/jwsr), which has been
included in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-E) since the first issue of 2006.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Due Date: April 1, 2007
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 15, 2007
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: May 1, 2007

Conference Organization

Workshop Co-chairs:
Liang-Jie Zhang, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Hong Cai, IBM China Research Lab, China
Thomas Kwok, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Co-located with IEEE 2007 Services Congress
http://conferences.computer.org/services/2007

Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society
Technical Committee on Services Computing
http://tab.computer.org/tcsc


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