LINGUIST List 6.529

Sun 09 Apr 1995

FYI: Summer Schools in Cogn. Science, Comp Ling, German Lang

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  1. Boicho Kokinov, CogSci95 - 2CFP, fees
  2. Nicolas Nicolov, Comp Ling Summer School
  3. Beate Benndorf, Summerschool German Language and Literature

Message 1: CogSci95 - 2CFP, fees

Date: Thu, 06 Apr 95 15:50:23 BGCogSci95 - 2CFP, fees
Subject: CogSci95 - 2CFP, fees

 2nd International Summer School
 Cognitive Science
 Sofia, July 3-16, 1995

 Second Call for Papers and School Brochure

 Endorsing Organizations:
 the European Society for Cognitive Psychology and
 the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial

The Summer School features introductory and advanced courses
in Cognitive Science, participant symposia, panel
discussions, student sessions, and intensive informal
discussions. Participants will include university teachers
and researchers, graduate and senior undergraduate students.

International Advisory Board

Elizabeth BATES (University of California at San Diego, USA)
Amedeo CAPPELLI (CNR, Pisa, Italy)
Cristiano CASTELFRANCHI (CNR, Roma, Italy)
Daniel DENNETT (Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts,
Ennio De RENZI (University of Modena, Italy)
Charles DE WEERT (University of Nijmegen, Holland)
Christian FREKSA (Hamburg University, Germany)
Dedre GENTNER (Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois,
Christopher HABEL (Hamburg University, Germany)
Joachim HOHNSBEIN (Dortmund University, Germany)
Douglas HOFSTADTER (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana,
Keith HOLYOAK (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
Mark KEANE (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland)
Alan LESGOLD (University of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
Willem LEVELT (Max-Plank Institute of Psycholinguistics,
Nijmegen, Holland)
David RUMELHART (Stanford University, California, USA)
Richard SHIFFRIN (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana,
Paul SMOLENSKY (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)
Chris THORNTON (University of Sussex, Brighton, England)
Carlo UMILTA' (University of Padova, Italy)


Computer Models of Emergent Cognition - Robert French
 (Indiana University, USA)
Hemispheric Mechanisms in Cognition - Eran Zaidel (UCLA,
Cross-Linguistic Studies of Language Processing -
 Elizabeth Bates (UCSD, USA)
Aphasia Research - Nina Dronkers (UC at Davis, USA)
Topics in Cognitive Linguistics - Elena Andonova (NBU,
Parallel Pathways of Visual Information Processing -
 Angel Vassilev (NBU, Bulgaria)
Color Vision - Charles De Weert (University of Nijmegen,
 The Netherlands)
Spatial Attention - Carlo Umilta' (University of Padova,
Integration of Language and Vision - Geoff Simmons
 (Hamburg University, Germany)
Analogical Reasoning: Psychological Data and
 Computational Models - Boicho Kokinov (NBU, Bulgaria)
Philosophy of Mind - Lilia Gurova (NBU, Bulgaria)
Emotion and Cognition - Cristiano Castelfranchi (CNR,

Participant Symposia

Participants are invited to submit papers reporting completed
research which will be presented (30 min) at the participant
symposia. Authors should send full papers (8 single spaced
pages) in triplicate or electronically (postscript, RTF, or
plain ASCII) by April 17. Selected papers will be published
in the School's Proceedings. Only papers presented at the
School will be eligible for publication.

Student Session

Graduate students in Cognitive Science are invited to present
their work at the student session. Research in progress as
well as research plans and proposals for M.Sc. Theses and
Ph.D. Theses will be discussed at the student session.

Panel Discussions

Language Processing: Rules or Constraints?
Vision and Attention
Integrated Cognition

Local Organizers

New Bulgarian University, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
Bulgarian Cognitive Science Society

Endorsing Organizations

European Society for Cognitive Psychology, European
Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence

Local Organizing Committee

Boicho Kokinov - School Director, Elena Andonova, Lilia
Gurova, Vassil Nikolov, Lora Likova


Registration Form: as soon as possible
Deadline for paper submission: April 17
Notification for acceptance: May 15
Early registration: May 30
Arrival day and on site registration July 2
Summer School July 3-14
Excursion July 15
Departure day July 16

Paper submission to:
Boicho Kokinov
Cognitive Science Department
New Bulgarian University
21, Montevideo Str.
Sofia 1635, Bulgaria
e-mail: or kokinovbgearn.bitnet

Send your Registration Form to:

Housing and Fees

Housing possibilities

The Organizing Committee has been able to sign contracts with
a hotel and two student hostels/dormitories and is able to
provide accommodation at very favorable prices. However, the
participants have to pay the whole sum in advance to the
organizing committee. This fee includes accommodation and
full board for the period July 2 - 16, as well as
participation in all courses, participant symposia, panel
discussions, student sessions. We have the following
possibilities for accommodation all of them within walking
distance from the School venue.

 Residence Full fee
- 3* hotel(single room)+full board+registration fee USD 740
- 3* hotel (double room)+full board+registration fee USD 470
- student hostels + full board + registration fee USD 290

Financial Support

The Organizing committee has some VERY limited possibilities
for partial financial support of participants from Eastern
and Central Europe. We strongly advise potential participants
to look for other funding possibilities.

Methods of Payment

Bank transfer to: New Bulgarian University - CogSci95,
 Bank account 940-110-929-6711, Bulgarian Post Bank,
 1, Bulgaria Blvd., Sofia, Bulgaria. (transfer fees prepaid).
Check made payable to New Bulgarian University (add USD10
 processing fees)
Pay in cash (in USD only) at on site registration, in
 this case add USD50 for late registration.

Cancellations and Reimbursement

If you cancel your registration before June 15 you will be
refunded with a 15% reduction, afterwards no refunding will
be possible.


As we have received a huge number of inquiries about the
Summer School and the number of participants in the Summer
School is limited, the applications will be served on a
first-come-first-served basis. So, please register (and make
the due payments) as soon as possible.

Send your Registration Form as soon as possible to:
Cognitive Science Department
New Bulgarian University
21, Montevideo Str.
Sofia 1635, Bulgaria

 International Summer School in Cognitive Science
 Sofia, July 3-14, 1995

 Registration Form

 Last Name:

 First Name:

 Status: Professor / Academic Researcher / Applied Researcher
 / Graduate Student / Undergraduate Student





 Mailing address:

 e-mail address:


 I intend to submit a paper: (title)

 I am registering for the following courses:

 I am registering for the following housing option:
 - 3* hotel(single room)+full board+registration fee USD 740
 - 3* hotel (double room)+full board+registration fee USD 470
 - student hostels + full board + registration fee USD 290

 Method of payment:
 - I have made a bank transfer (transfer fees should be
 - I am enclosing a check payable to New Bulgarian University
 (add USD10 to cover the processing fee)
 - I will pay in cash on site (add USD50 for late
 - I am from Eastern/Central Europe and I would like to apply
 for partial financial support

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Message 2: Comp Ling Summer School

Date: Fri, 7 Apr 95 21:15:59 BSTComp Ling Summer School
From: Nicolas Nicolov <>
Subject: Comp Ling Summer School

 International Summer School

 9 - 13 Sept 1995
 Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria

DATES: 9 - 13 Sept 1995 (arrival 8 Sept)


 Tzigov Chark is a beautiful resort in the Rhodope Mountains
 surrounding the Batak Lake. Tzigov Chark is 150km from Sofia,
 the capital of Bulgaria.


A. Joshi (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
 Lexicalized tree-adjoining grammars

J. Tsujii (UMIST, Manchester, UK)
 Knowledge acquisition from corpora

J. Haller (IAI, Saarbrucken, Germany)
 Unification-based Machine Translation

J. Schutz (IAI, Saarbrucken, Germany)
 Language Engineering

J. Hutchins (University of East Anglia, UK)
 Machine translation: history, current status and
 possible future developments

W. von Hahn (University of Hamburg, Germany)
 Knowledge-based Machine Aided Translation

Y. Matsumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
 Lexical knowledge acquisition

A. Ramsey (University College Dublin)
 Interpretation in context

Key-sun Choi (KAIST, Taejon, Korea)
 English-to-Korean Machine Translation

R. Delmonte (University of Venice, Italy)
 Referring expressions in sublanguages

C. Martin-Vide (Universidad Rovira i Virgilli, Tarragona, Spain)
 "Grammar systems"


Ruslan Mitkov IAI Saarbruecken/Institute of Mathematics, Sofia
Manfred Kudlek University of Hamburg, Germany
Michael Zock LIMSI, Orsay, France
Nikolai Nikolov Incoma, Bulgaria
Victoria Arranz CCL, UMIST, Manchester, UK
Nicolas Nicolov Dept. of AI, University of Edinburgh, UK


 For further information please contact:
 Nicolas Nicolov ( or
 Prof. Ruslan Mitkov (


 The summer school participants are also invited to take part in the
 which will take place immediately after the summer school in
 Velingrad, 20 km from Tzigov Chark.

 Further information about the conference can be obtained from:
 Nicolas Nicolov ( or
 Prof. R. Mitkov ( or
 you can have a look at the conference WWW page at URL:

NB Prof. Ruslan Mitkov's NEW email is: (


A more complete tutorial program, information about registration fees,
and accommodation will be posted in due course.
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Message 3: Summerschool German Language and Literature

Date: Sun, 9 Apr 1995 12:03:46 -Summerschool German Language and Literature
From: Beate Benndorf <>
Subject: Summerschool German Language and Literature

Internationaler Hochschulferienkurs in Magdeburg (BR Deutschland)
 31. Juli bis 19. August 1995


Taegliche sprachpraktische und phonetische Uebungen (3-5 Stunden) in
Gruppen (Anfaenger, Mittelstufe, Fortgeschrittene)


Das Bundesland Sachsen-Anhalt mit seiner Hauptstadt stellt sich vor.
Geplant sind: Lehrveranstaltungen, Klubgespraeche, Diskussionsrunden,
Besuche von oertlichen Einrichungen, Theaterauffuehrungen,
Filmvorfuehrungen, Kunstausstellungen, Museumsbesuche etc.


Exkursionen fuehren in den Harz, in Staedte der naeheren Umgebung und
nach Weimar (Goethe und Schiller-Stadt).
Zusaetzliche Exkursionen werden nach Berlin und Potsdam angeboten (eigene



Vorlesungen und Seminater zur:

 Deutschen Gegenwartssprache (Neues im deutschen Wortschatz, sprachliche
 Varietaeten im Fremdsprachenunterricht, stilistische Textanalyse u.a.)

 Deutsche Literatur (Interpretation von Lyrik, klassische deutsche
 Literatur, deutsche Gegenwartsliteratur)


Die Kursgebuehren schliessen ein:

Exkursionen (ausser Berlin und Potsdam)

Es wird eine Gebuehr von 1100,00 DM erhoben (ca. $760)


Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet Magdeburg
Internationaler Hochschulferienkurs
Universitaetsplatz 2
Postfach 4120
39016 Magdeburg
Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Tel: +49-391-5590211 oder +49-391-5590216

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