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Sun 26 Feb 1995

Calls: Narrative, Corpus-Based Approaches to Dialogue Modelling

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  1. Joachim Knuf, Call for Papers - 4th International Conf. on Narrative
  2. Stan P. van de Burgt, Workshop on Corpus-Based Approaches to Dialogue Modelling

Message 1: Call for Papers - 4th International Conf. on Narrative

Date: Fri, 24 Feb 95 16:05:58 ESCall for Papers - 4th International Conf. on Narrative
From: Joachim Knuf <JKNUFUKCC.UKY.EDU>
Subject: Call for Papers - 4th International Conf. on Narrative


Call for Papers

UNITY AND DIVERSITY

The Fourth International Conference on Narrative

October 13 - 15, 1995
Department of Communication
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Department of Communication
invites your submissions to the Fourth International
Conference on Narrative, to be held Friday, October 13, to
Sunday, October 15, in Lexington, Kentucky.
 THE THEME OF THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE, UNITY AND DIVERSITY,
suggests topics that address the rich spectrum of
theoretical and methodological discourse in our field. It
reflects a growing concern, articulated by the participants
OF LAST YEAR'S CONFERENCE, THAT THE INTERESTS THAT UNITE US
appear to be submerging in increasingly heterogeneous
language. The time may have come, then, to take stock of
past achievements and to chart some directions for the
future.
 As in previous years, we would like to bring together
scholars from across the humanities and social sciences,
such as linguistics, psychology, anthropology, folklore,
COMMUNICATION, LITERARY HISTORY, PHILOLOGY, WOMEN'S STUDIES
and all others interested in narrative. Theoretical and
methodological contributions are as welcome as case studies
of narrative in context.
 THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE WILL FEATURE TWO ROUND-TABLE
discussions, one focusing on theoretical, the other on
methodological issues described by the conference theme.
Programmatic statements of no more than five minutes by up
to six participants will be followed by a round-table
discussion with participation from the audience. Please mark
YOUR SUBMISSION 'ROUND-TABLE/THEORY' OR 'ROUND-
TABLE/METHODOLOGY' IF YOU WOULD LIKE IT CONSIDERED FOR
inclusion in either event.
 The International Conference on Narrative is a working
event. Meeting rooms are available ad hoc for more intensive
data sessions and discussions that cannot be accommodated in
the main program. To preserve its productive and interactive
nature, no more than about one hundred fifteen-minute
presentations, in addition to a poster session, will be
scheduled. If you prefer the poster session format, please
MARK YOUR SUBMISSION 'POSTER SESSION.'
 The prepaid registration fee of $60.00 includes box
lunches, refreshments, and a subscription to the conference
volume. A reduced prepaid registration fee of $20.00 is
available for students and the unwaged. It includes
refreshments, but neither box lunches nor the conference
volume; additional subscriptions are $20.00. After September
1, 1995, the regular registration fee will be $70.00, the
student registration $25.00.

We are greatly pleased to announce two special conference
events:

 Thursday
ALL-DAY WORKSHOP ON QUALITATIVE COMPUTING
LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS ABOUT NUDOIST, THE LEADING SOFTWARE
package for the analysis of nonnumerical, unstructured data
in qualitative research. Participants will be able to
acquire copies of the software at a substantially reduced
price. Preregistration is required for this workshop. The
registration fee of $120.00 includes lunch.

 Saturday
KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Jerome S. Bruner, School of Law and
Department of Psychology, New York University.

Please send two copies of an abstract of between 500 and 700
words to the conference organizer:

Joachim Knuf, Department of Communication, 127 Grehan
Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0042,
(606) 257-7805, E-mail: jknufukcc.uky.edu

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 1995. Please include
a stamped, self-addressed postcard if you would like
confirmation that your submission has been received. The
final program and registration information will be sent out
to participants in early June. Manuscripts completed by
January 31, 1996, will be reviewed for inclusion in the
conference proceedings. An e-mail listserve has been set up
TO FACILITATE CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION. MAIL THE MESSAGE 'SUB
NARRATE FIRSTNAME LASTNAME' TO LISTSERVUKCC.UKY.EDU TO
receive conference mailings. Contingents of hotel rooms in
various price categories have been reserved; details will
follow with registration information.

PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AMONG YOUR COLLEAGUES AND
STUDENTS AND ON SUITABLE ELECTRONIC NETWORKS!
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Message 2: Workshop on Corpus-Based Approaches to Dialogue Modelling

Date: Sat, 25 Feb 1995 01:51:13 Workshop on Corpus-Based Approaches to Dialogue Modelling
From: Stan P. van de Burgt <S.P.vandeBurgtresearch.ptt.nl>
Subject: Workshop on Corpus-Based Approaches to Dialogue Modelling

 Twente Workshop on Language Technology
 Corpus-Based Approaches to Dialogue Modelling
 June 9, 1995
 Call for participation

On June 9, the ninth international Twente Workshop on Language Technology
(TWLT 9) will take place at the University of Twente, Enschede, the
Netherlands. This time, the workshop will be devoted to approaches which
emphasize the use of empirical data as a basis for dialogue modelling.
Special attention will be paid to the exploitation of man-man and
(simulated) man-machine dialogues for the design of (spoken) dialogue
models and systems.

Proceedings will be available at the workshop. More detailed information
about the programme will be available in March at
URL http://hydra.cs.utwente.nl/~stan/twlt9/

Topics

The workshop will be organized around the following subjects

 * corpus based methods as applied to dialogue modelling
 * methods for evaluating implemented dialogue models
 * dialogue formalisms, speech acts, dialogue grammars
 * intention based approaches to dialogue modelling
 * tools and methods to obtain and process dialogues
 * multimodal dialogues

Organization

TWLT9 is organized by the PARLEVINK-project of the University of Twente in
cooperation with IPO and KPN Research.

Toine Andernach, University of Twente
email: andernaccs.utwente.nl; fax: +31 53 895283

Stan P. van de Burgt, KPN Research
email: S.P.vandeBurgtresearch.ptt.nl; fax: +31 70 3326477

Gerrit van der Hoeven, Institute for Perception Research/Philips Research
email: vdhoevenprl.philips.nl

Registration fees

Regular registration fee: DFL 75.-
Students registration fee: DFL 40.-
This includes a lunch, coffee and proceedings.
Registration fee is to be paid on site.

Please register well in advance and no later than May 15.
The number of participants is limited to 50.

Conference Site

The workshop will take place in the "Demozaal" in building L of the
Informatica-complex at the campus of the University of Twente, Enschede,
The Netherlands. The campus can be reached by car (follow the route to
'Universiteit') and by bus from Hengelo station (nr. 15 or 51) or from
Enschede station (nr. 1 or 51). The workshop is a 10 minutes walk from the
campus entrance. Follow the red signs reading "TWLT".

Information

For more information on the workshop, please contact the organizers. For
other information and accomodation, please contact:

TWLT secretariat
University of Twente
Department of Computer Science
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands
tel: +31 53 893680
fax: +31 53 895283
email: twltcs.utwente.nl

Registration

For registration, you can either contact the workshop secretariat or fill
out the form on URL http://hydra.cs.utwente.nl/~stan/twlt9/
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