LINGUIST List 7.883

Wed Jun 12 1996

Calls: Genre in digital documents, SLRF '97 site proposals

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  1. Geoff Nunberg, submission: Confs. Genre in Digital Documents
  2. ADUDSICCCIT.ARIZONA.EDU, Second Call for SLRF '97 Site Proposals

Message 1: submission: Confs. Genre in Digital Documents

Date: Tue, 11 Jun 1996 08:17:24 PDT
From: Geoff Nunberg <>
Subject: submission: Confs. Genre in Digital Documents

 JANUARY 7 - 10, 1997
 Maui, Hawai'i

We invite papers for a minitrack on "Genre in Digital Documents" as
part of the Information Systems track at the Hawaii International
Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).

It is becoming increasingly clear that the succcessful use of digital
media requires the emergence of new or transformed genres of digital
communication. By genres we mean not just particular technologies or
modes of communication or presentation (e.g., hypertext, email, the
Web, and so on), but complex communicative forms anchored in specific
institutions and practices -- the digital analogues, that is, of print
forms like the newspaper, the annual report, the how-to manual, the
scholarly journal.

We invite papers that address digital genres from points of view like
the following -- though this list is intended to be suggestive, not

* Issues in the transformation of print genres to digital form
* Genres in digital search and classification
* Genre theory and its application to digital documents
* Investigations of genre in use
* Analyses of particular document genres
* Designing in support of genre

We invite two kinds of submissions: "position papers" that take on the
broad questions of the role of genre in our understanding of digital
documents, and case studies, designs, or reports that shed light on
particular aspects of digital genres.

Please submit your paper to:

Geoffrey Nunberg Jan Pedersen
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center Verity, Inc.
3333 Coyote Hill Road 1550 Plymouth Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304 Mountain View, CA 94043
ph: 415-812-4711 ph: 415-960-7600
fax: 415-812-4777

The purpose of HICSS is to provide a forum for the interchange of
ideas, research results, development activities, and applications
among academicians and practitioners in computer-based systems
sciences. The conference consists of tutorials, advanced seminars,
presentations of accepted papers, open forum, tasks forces, and
plenary and distinguished guest lectures. There is a high degree of
interaction and discussion among the conference participants because
the conference is conducted in a workshop- like setting.

Instructions for submitting papers:

1. Submit 6 (six) copies of the full paper, consisting of 20 - 25
pages double-spaced including title page, abstract, references and
diagrams directly to the minitrack coordinator. Electronic submissions
will be accepted subject to prior arrangement with coordinators.

2. Do not submit the paper to more than one minitrack. The paper
should contain original material and not be previously published or
currently submitted for consideration elsewhere.

3. Each paper must have a title page which includes the title, full
name of all authors, and their complete addresses including
affiliation(s), telephone number(s) and e-mail address(es).

4. The first page of the paper should include the title and a 300-
word abstract.


July 15, 1996: Abstracts submitted to track coordinators for guidance
and indication of appropriate content. Authors unfamiliar with HICSS
or those who wish additional guidance are encouraged to contact any
coordinator to discuss potential papers.

August 15, 1996: Full papers submitted to the appropriate track, or
minitrack coordinator.

August 31, 1996: Notification of accepted papers mailed to authors.

October 1, 1996: Accepted manuscripts, camera-ready, sent to minitrack
coordinators; one author from each paper must register by this time.

November 15, 1996: All other registrations must be received.
Registrations received after this deadline may not be accepted due to
space limitation.

The " Genres in Digital Documents" minitrack is part of the Digital
Documents Track. The Digital Documents Track has several minitracks
that focus on a variety of research topics in hypertext, multimedia,
and organizational impacts. For more information contact:

Ralph H. Sprague, Jr. M. Stuart Lynn
(808) 956-7082 Tel: 510-987-0405
FAX: (808) 956-9889 Fax: 510-451-4340

Eileen Dennis (Track Assistant)
FAX: (706)542-3743>

There are three other majors tracks in the conference: Software
Technology, Digital Documents, and Advanced Technology. For more
information on the other tracks, please contact

Software Technology Track:

 Hesham El-Rewini

Information Systems Track:

 Eileen Dennis

Advanced Technology Track:

 Ralph H. Sprague, Jr.

For more information on the conference, please contact the conference

Barbara Edelstein
College of Business Administration
University of Hawai'i
2404 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-3251
FAX: (808) 956-9685
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Message 2: Second Call for SLRF '97 Site Proposals

Date: Tue, 11 Jun 1996 13:39:06 PDT
Subject: Second Call for SLRF '97 Site Proposals

- -------------------Call for SLRF '97 Site Proposals---------------------

	The SLRF '96 (Second Language Research Forum) Planning
Committee invites proposals to host SLRF '97. The proposal should
include descriptions of the following:
	--Human resources - number of students and faculty interested
in conference, there should be at least one faculty member working as
advisor to your planning committee.
	--Potential financial resources
	--Proposed dates for SLRF '97
	--Conference plan (i.e., number of plenaries, colloquia, paper
sessions), as well as any other distinguishing features of your
	--Social events planned
	--Proposed conference rates
	--Hotel accomodations
	--Transportation to host university

	In addition to this information, please let us know the
possibility of sending a representative to SLRF '96 at the University
of Arizona in Tucson, AZ, October 24-27, and whether your university
has hosted SLRF before. The proposal should be submitted on behalf of
a committee which is already established. Proposals should not exceed
1000 words in length. Deadline for submission is July 1, 1996. Send
proposals to,

				Yvonna Roepcke & Tully Thibeau
				Co-Chairs SLRF '96
				c/o SLAT
				ML 347
				University of Arizona
				Tucson, AZ 85721
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