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Message 1: Language industries forum

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 93 09:48:07 +0Language industries forum
From: Thierry van Steenberghe <tvsetal.ucl.ac.be>
Subject: Language industries forum

A two day LANGUAGE INDUSTRIES FORUM will be held
in Brussels, Belgium, next 10 and 11 may 1993,

on behalf of the 'Region Wallonne de Belgique',
the public authorities of the southern part of the country, in cooperation with
 others, and under the auspices of the Commission of the European Communities
 and the ACCT, 'Agence de Cooperation Culturelle et Technique' (Paris) and their
 network of Language Industries Observatories.

The programme is divided as follows among the two days:

- The first day, 10 may 1993, will be devoted to the 'Region Wallonne de
 Belgique' and the 'Francophonie' [= other french speaking countries].
There will be presentations of a survey of Language Industries recently
 conducted in the Region, and discussion workshops.

- The second day, 11 may 1993, will consider Linguistic Engineering in Belgium
 and in Europe.
Presentations and discussion panels will focus on scientific policy issues
 concerned with Linguistic Engineering.

- In addition, an exhibit presenting recent products is organized.

Enquiries should be directed to

OWIL or for inscriptions, reservations and the exhibit, to
Sylvie Wallez Tournesol Conseils,
University of Liege rue Lesbroussart, 76
Place Cockerill, 3 B-1050 Bruxelles [Belgium]
B-4000 Liege [Belgium] Tel.: +32-2-6408596
Tel.: +32-41-665434 Fax : +32-2-6467222
Fax : +32-41-665700
e-mail: <U016601BLIULG11.bitnet>
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Message 2: Computing for the Social Sciences: Conference Announcement

Date: 23 Mar 93 11:59 EST
From: <pchapinnsf.gov>
Subject: Computing for the Social Sciences: Conference Announcement

1993 Conference on Computing for the Social Sciences
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
May 18-21, 1993

Sponsors
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
National Science Foundation
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Apple Computer Corporation
Convex Computer Corporation
IBM Corporation
SAS Institute
SPSS Inc.
Thinking Machines Corporation

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) will
host the Computing for the Social Sciences (CSS93) conference at the
University of Illinois, May 18-21, 1993. NCSA recognizes the need of
the social science community to expand the scope and scale of social
science research through the use of high performance computing
environments. High performance computing can provide social
scientists with the resources necessary to effectively address large-
scale "grand challenge" problems of interest to the nation and the
world.

With a theme of Grand Challenges for the Social Sciences, CSS93 will
help attendees to understand what constitutes a "grand challenge" in
the social sciences and how to obtain funding to conduct such
research. Attendance at CSS93 will also introduce participants to the
uses of high performance computing in terms of data collection and
analysis, theory development and testing, global and social modeling,
and social science visualization. Participants will have the
opportunity to review selected CSS93 "probe projects," which span a
variety of disciplines and employ high performance computing in
innovative ways to solve previously intractable problems.
Participants can also attend tutorials and seminars that will feature
the latest developments in high-performance and microcomputing
technology and its uses in research and in the classroom. Several
speakers of national renown will address the future of high
performance computing and social science research. Vendors and
independent researchers will also be on hand to demonstrate
software and hardware of interest to the social science community.

Online information about CSS93 can be obtained through the NCSA
GOPHER server, which is accessible through the following path: North
America/USA/National Center for Supercomputing
Applications/Metacenter Education/Computing in Social Sciences
1993 Conference. Registration information, the complete conference
program, and abstracts of conference papers will all be available
online, as well as information on the CSS93 pre-conference bulletin
board.
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