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  2. Tom Perry, International Conference on New Guinea Languages and Linguistics

Message 1: The Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation: CFP

Date: Fri, 05 May 95 16:15:24 +0The Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation: CFP
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Second Call For Papers

The Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation

Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
October 19-22, 1995

Host institution: Tbilisi State University
Dedicated to Solomon Dodashvili

In order to foster communication between researchers in the Republic of
Georgia and the international research community, the Georgian Centre for
Language and Speech, based at the Tbilisi State University, will host an
international symposium on language, logic and computation in 19-22, October
1995. The Tbilisi Symposium is anticipated to be the first of a regular


The Tbilisi Symposium will welcome papers on current research in all aspects
of language, logic and computation, including but not limited to:

* natural language semantics/pragmatics
* dynamic and modal logic
* quantified extensions of modal systems and intermediate logics:
 semantical and computational aspects
* information oriented logical frameworks: domain
 theory, linear logic, situation theory
* natural language parsing and generation
* machine translation and translation aids
* statistics and language processing
* automated deduction and logic programming
* lambda and combinatory calculi
* process algebra
* category theory in computer science


R. Cooper (Edinburgh)
P. Gardenfors (Lund)
A. Joshi (Philadelphia)
H. Ono (Ishikawa)
A. Preller (Montpelier)
H. Uszkoreit (Saarbruecken)
R. Wojcicki (Warszawa)


J. van Benthem (Amsterdam)
J. Bergstra (Amsterdam)
P.L. Curien (Paris)
G. Erbach (Saarbruecken)
L. Esakia (Tbilisi)
T. Fernando (Stuttgart)
H. Ganzinger (Saarbruecken)
J. Ginzburg (Edinburgh)
D. de Jongh (Amsterdam)
E. Klein (Edinburgh)
Z. Khasidashvili (Norwich) (Co-chair)
E. Khmaladze (Tbilisi)
J.-J. Levy (Rocquencourt) (Co-chair)
A. Mikheev (Edinburgh)
S. Peters (Stanford)
K. Segerberg (Uppsala)
E. Vallduvi (Edinburgh)


The papers will be refereed and a selection will appear as a book published by
the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford.


Papers not exceeding 10-pages should be submitted electronically or, if
electronic submission is problematic, in hard copy. Electronic submissions
should be in plain text, latex, or ready-to-print postscript. Papers
submitted by postal mail should be accompanied by 3 additional copies. No fax

Papers should be accompanied by a two-page abstract. The abstract should also
include the full postal and e-mail address and fax/phone of the author (or a
designated contact author in case of joint papers), as well as a specification
of the topic area. These abstracts will be collated together and will be made
available to all symposium participants.

Papers should be submitted to:

The Tbilisi Symposium E-mail:
Human Communication Research Centre Phone: +44 131 650 4667
University of Edinburgh Fax: +44 131 650 4587
2 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9LW
Scotland, UK


Authors must submit their 10-page papers by 31 May 1995. Notification of
receipt will be mailed to the (contact) author. Authors will be notified of
acceptance by 15 July 1995. The deadline for submission of final versions of
the presented papers will be 31 October 1995. Papers will undergo review and
a selection will be published in the proceedings. We expect the proceedings to
appear in the first half of 1996. Final submission details will be sent along
with the symposium materials.


J. Ginzburg (Co-Chair) E. Vallduvi (Co-Chair)
Human Communication Research Centre Centre for Cognitive Science
University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh
2 Buccleuch Place 2 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh EH8 9LW Edinburgh EH8 9LW
Scotland Scotland
Phone: +44-131-650-4627 Phone: +44-131-650-4451
Fax: +44-131-650-4587 Fax: +44-131-650-4587

Z. Khasidashvili (Programme Co-Chair) J.-J. Levy (Programme Co-chair)
School of Information Systems INRIA Rocquencourt,
University of East Anglia Domaine de Voluceau,
Norwich NR4 7TJ B.P. 105, 78153 Le Chesney Cedex
England France
Phone: +44-1603-592607 Phone: +33 1 39 63 56 44
Fax: +44-1603-593344 Fax: +33 1 39 63 55 11.


Chair: T. Khurodze (Vice-rector, TSU)
Vicechair: N. Chanishvili (Dept. of Modern Georgian, TSU);
Secretaries: R. Asatiani (Inst. of Oriental Studies, GAS);
 T. Sukhiashvili (Inst. of Cybern., GAS).

Georgian Academy of Sciences:
 M. Abashidze, R. Grigolia (Inst. of Cybern.);
 G. Tagviashvili (Inst. of Computational Math.);
 G. Chikoidze (Inst. of Control Systems);
 N. Amiridze (Inst. of Oriental Studies);
 T. Uturgaidze (Inst. of Linguistics);
 M. Bejanishvili (Inst. of Philosophy);
Tbilisi State University:
 J. Antidze, T. Kutsia (Inst. of Applied Math.);
 L. Mchedlishvili, N. Ivanidze (Dept. of Logics);
 L. Chkhaidze (Inst. Comp. Science and Telecommunication);


The Symposium will be held at the Conference Centre in Tabakhmela, 25 km.\
from Tbilisi. Accommodation has been arranged for all symposium participants
in the Conference Centre hotel at a special price of US\$60 per day for room
and full board. Transportation from the airport to Tabakhmela will also be

The Republic of Georgia offers many singular attractions. Tbilisi is a
beautiful urban centre of Georgia, which is rich in architectural, historical,
and natural attractions. Tbilisi is easily accessible by plane from many major
European cities (e.g. several flights per week from Frankfurt, Istanbul,
Koeln, Paris, Prague, Thessaloniki, Vienna). There are also direct flights to
Tbilisi from Tel Aviv and Cairo.


Solomon Dodashvili was a Professor at St. Petersburg University. He is the
author of a well-known tutorial book of logic, published by St. Petersburg
University in 1827. In 1995 Georgia will celebrate the 190th anniversary of his
birth. An excursion will be organised to the Kakheti region, where Dodashvili
was born.


This announcement (ascii, dvi and postcript formats) is available via
anonymous FTP from in directory pub/tbilisi. Information
about flight schedules to Tbilisi is also available. For further information
contact the Edinburgh address above. Registration fees will be announced in
the final Call for Papers, as soon as details of sponsorship and local
organisation are finalised.
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Message 2: International Conference on New Guinea Languages and Linguistics

Date: Sat, 06 May 95 00:49:56 08International Conference on New Guinea Languages and Linguistics
From: Tom Perry <>
Subject: International Conference on New Guinea Languages and Linguistics

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The University Cenderawasih in Irian Jaya, Indonesia, in cooperation
with the University of Papua New Guinea, is hosting an international
conference on New Guinea Languages and Linguistics in Jayapura from 28
August through 2 September 1995. The goal of the conference is to bring
together linguists, language educators, and other interested members of
the public to discuss and share with each other the knowledge linguists
have made available from field research on Irian Jaya and Papua New
Guinea languages, as well as language related issues that directly or
indirectly affect the social, cultural, and educational development of
these different languages. Concerns over the preservation of the
languages of the region will also receive attention, and native speakers
of local languages will be present to share their views about the status
of their languages.

The conference will be opened by the Hon. Dr. Wardiman Djojonegoro,
Minister of Education of Indonesia, and keynote addresses will be given
by Dr. Kenneth L. Pike, (President Emeritus of SIL International), Mr.
Apoi Yarapea (President of the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea),
Prof. Harimurti Kridalaksana (President of the Indonesian Linguistic
Society), Prof. William A. Foley (President of the Australian Linguistic

Prospective presenters should submit an abstract and curriculum vitae by
15 June to the address below. Full papers will be due July 30.
Registration is due by 31 May for presenters and 30 June for

Inquiries to:

Nico Jakarimilena
Universitas Cenderawasih
P. O. Box 422
Abepura Jayapura
Irian Jaya, Indonesia

Phone (62 0967) 81231
Fax: (62 0967) 81674

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