LINGUIST List 6.1353

Wed Oct 4 1995

Calls: Afroasiatic lgs, Revised ACM DL '96

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  1. "Jacqueline Lecarme", Conference on Afroasiatic Languages: Call for papers
  2. Alan Inouye, REVISED ACM DL'96

Message 1: Conference on Afroasiatic Languages: Call for papers

Date: Wed, 04 Oct 1995 10:16:28 Conference on Afroasiatic Languages: Call for papers
From: "Jacqueline Lecarme" <>
Subject: Conference on Afroasiatic Languages: Call for papers

 Sophia Antipolis, France
 27-29 June, 1996


The Third Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics, organized by the CNRS
Laboratoire "Langues, Langage et Cognition", Universiti de Nice-Sophia
Antipolis, is to be held at Sophia Antipolis, France, June 27-29, 1996
(co-organizers: Ur Shlonsky, Universiti de Genhve; Jean Lowenstamm,
Universiti de Paris 7 et 2LC). The aim of the Conference is to promote
research in theoretical linguistics in relation to Afroasiatic
languages. The editorial committee hopes to undertake the publication
of a collection of papers based on the presentations at the colloquium,
a sequel to the volume entitled 'Studies in Afro-Asiatic Grammar',
currently in preparation.

Abstracts are invited for thirty minutes talks in all areas of syntax,
morphology and phonology. Abstracts should be no less than one page and
may not exceed two pages. Send three anonymous copies of the abstracts
and one copy with the name of author(s) and institution(s). Include a
card containing the following information: name of author(s), title of
the paper, address and affiliation, phone number, fax and e-mail address
(if available).

Abstracts must be received by February 1, 1996. E-mail or Fax
submissions are accepted. Send only one anonymous abstract in this case.
All abstracts will be anonymously reviewed. Send all material to:

 Third Conference on Afro-asiatic Languages
 Selection Committee
 c/o Jacqueline Lecarme
 1361, route des Lucioles
 06560 Sophia Antipolis

 Tel: +(33) 92 96 73 95
 Fax: +(33) 93 65 29 27
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Message 2: REVISED ACM DL'96

Date: Tue, 03 Oct 1995 16:50:48 REVISED ACM DL'96
From: Alan Inouye <>
Subject: REVISED ACM DL'96

1. Changed submission due dates
2. New address for workshop submissions

Call for Participation
ACM DL'96 --- Digital
Libraries '96
First ACM International Conference on
Digital Libraries
Bethesda, MD
March 20-23, 1996

ACM Digital Libraries '96 is an international conference
devoted to advancing the state-of-the-art in digital
libraries. The ACM DL series continues the sequence of
Texas conferences: DL'94 in College Station and DL'95 in
Austin. The leaders of those events are helping with DL'96
organization and program efforts. The meeting will be co-
located with Hypertext '96 in 1996 and with ACM SIGIR
'97 the following year. DL '96 will immediately follow
Hypertext '96 at the Hyatt Regency
in Bethesda, Maryland. The site is located near the
Washington D.C. Metro and provides easy access to the
many attractions in the Baltimore-Washington area.

The DL series is sponsored by ACM, through SIGIR and SIGLINK. Other ACM SIGs
have joined in cooperation, including: SIGAda, SIGART, SIGBIO, SIGCAPH,

In-cooperation sponsors include:
ASIS (American Society for Information Science), CNI (Coalition for Networked
Information), IEEE CS (IEEE Computer Society), KSI (Knowledge Systems Inc.),
LITA(Library and Information Technology Association), LoC(Library of Congress),
NAL (National Agricultural Library), NLM (National Library of Medicine),
SLA (Special Libraries Association).

Three sessions at the conference have been reserved for the working groups of
the Digital Library Forum. These groups are studying aspects of
interoperability in digital libraries. During the sessions, members of the
groups will describe the objectives of the groups, describe progress to
date, and lead discussions of the issues. The exact list of topics has not
been finally chosen, but will likely include open architectures for digital
libraries, archiving and digital preservation, and the National Computer
Science Technical Reports Library.

Technical Program
We seek papers, posters and videos on the one hand--and proposals for tutorials
and workshops on the other hand--on topics related to Digital Libraries,
including but not limited to the following list:

* architectures, reference models, standards
* authoring and electronic publishing
* cataloging, indexing, preserving
* collaborative environments
* collecting, capturing, filtering
* distributed data, knowledge and information
representation and systems
* economic and social implications and issues
* education, learning and related applications
* evaluation methods and user testing
* handling of graphics, GIS, multimedia information
* hypertext and hypermedia systems (especially including
WWW) and support
* information storage and retrieval
* intellectual property rights
* modeling and simulation
* networked information discovery
* networking systems, protocols, security
* publisher plans and concerns
* user interfaces
* visualization, browsing, searching

Technical papers present original reports of innovative and substantive new
work that has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers
are refereed by a pool of reviewers for the conference proceedings, published
by ACM. Because of the tight time schedule, designed to ensure that the latest
results will be discussed, there will be little time for revision, so
submissions should be in near-final form.

Important Dates:
Oct. 17, 1995 --- Papers due to Program Chair
Dec. 1, 1995 --- Authors notified about PC decisions
Jan. 1, 1996 --- Papers due to Program Chair

Submissions: Papers must be written in English and contain a maximum of 6000
words (excluding figures). If possible, use 10 point Times Roman, single-
spaced, with no more than a total of 12 pages. The proceedings will be
printed in typical ACM 2-column format, and articles will have a limit of 10
pages. If submissions are made with paper, 6 copies must be provided. If
submissions are made electronically, the Subject line must say DL96 PDF
Submission and Adobe's Portable Document Format must be used.

Send submissions to arrive by October 17, 1995 to:
Edward A. Fox
Dept. of Computer Science
660 McBryde Hall
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg VA 24061-0106
Phone +1-540-231-5113
FAX +1-540-231-6075

Tutorials will precede the conference and serve to introduce attendees to
principles in the field, develop bridges between the computer science and
library/information science communities, or examine advanced topics in depth.
Tutorials will be scheduled for 2.5 hour slots on Wednesday afternoon and
evening, March 20, 1995. Tutorials are invited on topics such as the following:

Principles and practices of library science (Abstracting, Indexing and
User behavior and information needs analysis (User Needs and Services)
Information Retrieval and Hypertext (Searching,Browsing)
Open System Design for the Internet

Submissions should include a 200-word abstract, a 1-page topical outline of the
course content, and describe course objectives, intended audience, and the
qualifications of instructor(s). Proposers are encouraged to contact the
tutorials chairperson to discuss planned proposals. Proposals will be evaluated
on the basis of background of the instructor(s) and the contribution of the
tutorial to the overall conference program.

Submit four copies of the proposal by October 17, 1995 to:
Edie Rasmussen
University of Pittsburgh
135 N. Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone (412) 624-9459
Fax (412) 648-7001

Poster presentations allow researchers to present late-breaking results or
significant work in progress. Posters will be refereed. Poster sessions allow
authors and conference participants to discuss the research in detail in
one-on-one or small group settings.

Submissions should consist of an extended abstract of at most two pages
emphasizing the problem, what was done or is being done, and why the work is
important. Include: title, name and affiliation of the author(s) and complete
contact information. Note that the extended abstracts of the posters will be
published in the conference proceedings.

Submit four copies of the proposal by November 1, 1995 to:
Beth Davis-Brown
National Digital Library Program
LIBN/O/NDL (1000)
The Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540
Phone (202)-707-3301
Fax (202)-707-0815

Videos allow researchers and developers to illustrate the dynamics of
operational and prototype systems. Videos will be refereed and selected videos
will be shown at a session during the conference so authors can verbally
annotate their work.

Submit videos that are a maximum of 5 minutes in length. VHS format (NTSC) is
required for review, and Hi-8, SVHS, or Betacam SP are the formats required for
final submissions. It is likely that an author-supplied or conference-prepared
digital video version will be prepared also and made available, so be sure that
suitable releases can be provided for all submissions. Also, please prepare a
one-page summary of the video which will be published in the
conference proceedings.

Submit two copies of the videotape and written summary by October 17, 1995 to:
Charles Goldstein
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
Phone (301) 496-1936
Fax (301) 480-6183

Workshops provide an opportunity for up to 25 participants to discuss issues in
both research and applied areas for one day. Workshop attendance is normally by
invitation based on attendees' response to a call for workshop participation.
Organizers should draft a call describing the workshop and submit a three-page
proposal containing: an outline of the theme and goals of the workshop, a
description of the intended audience, an overview of activities planned for the
workshop, estimates of number of participants, and a brief description of the
organizer backgrounds and experience.

Submit four copies of the proposal by October 17, 1995 to:
Maria Zemankova
c/o Ed Fox
Dept. of Computer Science
660 McBryde Hall
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg VA 24061-0106
Phone: (703) 306-1926
Fax: (703) 306-0599

Conference Committee
General Chair: Gary Marchionini (University of Maryland at College Park)
Technical Program Chair: Ed Fox (Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State
Tutorials: Edie Rasmussen (University of Pittsburgh)
Workshops: Maria Zemankova (National Science Foundation)
Posters: Beth Davis-Brown (Library of Congress)
Videos: Charles Goldstein (National Library of Medicine)
Treasurer: Lawrence Fitzpatrick (Personal Library Software Inc.)
Publicity: Nancy Van House (University of California Berkeley)
Registration: Linda Hill (University of Maryland at College Park/CESDIS)
Local Arrangements: Lida Larsen (University of Maryland at College Park)
Industry Liason: Roberta Rand (National Agriculture Library)

Technical Program Committee
William Arms, CNRI, USA 		Robert Akscyn, Knowledge Systems, USA
Robert Allen, Bellcore, USA		Daniel Atkins, U. Michigan, USA
Ann Bishop, U. Ill. Urbana-Champaign, USA
Christine Borgman, UCLA, USA		Su-Shing Chen, NSF, USA
W. Bruce Croft, U. Mass. Amherst, USA	Steve DeRose,Electronic Book Tech., USA
Timothy Finin, U. Md. Balt. County, USA
James French, U. Virginia, USA		Mark Frisse, Washington U., USA
Richard Furuta, Texas A&M U., USA	Hector Garcia-Molina, Stanford U., USA
Henry Gladney, IBM Almaden Res., USA	Ephraim Glinert, Rennselear Poly., USA
John Guidi, U. Md. College Park, USA	Thomas Hickey, OCLC, USA
Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA		Rob Kling, U. Ca. Irvine, USA
Ron Larsen, U. Md. College Park, USA	John Leggett, Texas A&M U., USA
Enrica Lemut, Istituto Matematica Applicata C.N.R., Italy
Michael Lesk, Bellcore, USA		David Levy, Xerox PARC, USA
Clifford Lynch, U. California, USA	Cathy Marshall, Texas A&M U., USA
Cliff McKnight, Loughbourough, UK	Fran Miksa, U. Texas Austin, USA
Eugene Miya, NASA Ames, USA		Roy Rada, Washington State U., USA
Sung Myaeng, Chungnam National U., S. Korea
A. Desai Narasimhalu, National U. of Singapore
Gultekin Ozsoyoglu, Case W. Reserve U., USA
P. Venkat Rangan, U. Ca. San Diego, USA
Pamela Samuelson, U. Pittsburgh, USA	John Schnase, Washington U., USA
Bruce Schatz, U. Ill. Urbana-Champaign, USA
Terence Smith, U. Ca. Santa Barbara, USA
Scott Stevens, Carnegie-Mellon U., USA
Chris Welty, Vassar College, USA	Terry Winograd, Stanford U., USA

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