LINGUIST List 8.1667

Thu Nov 20 1997

Calls: Information-Theoretic, Cognitive Science

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  1. Patrick Blackburn, Conference on Information-Theoretic Approaches to Logic,
  2. Colleen Seifert, Cognitive Science Society

Message 1: Conference on Information-Theoretic Approaches to Logic,

Date: Cognitive Science Society
From: Patrick Blackburn <patrickCoLi.Uni-SB.DE>
Subject: Conference on Information-Theoretic Approaches to Logic,

Language & Computation
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 21:38:54 +0100 (MET)


 CALL FOR PAPERS

 Third International Conference on
 Information-Theoretic Approaches to Logic,
 Language, and Computation

 Hsi-tou, Taiwan

 16-19 June, 1998


This conference aims to bring together researchers who use
information-theoretic tools to address issues in the cognitive
sciences, broadly conceived to include Computer Science, Linguistics,
Logic, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology. It will be the third of
a series of conferences on information-theoretic approaches, and the
sixth of a series of conferences on situation theory and its
applications.

1998 is the 50th anniversary of Shannon's pioneering work. The
intervening years have seen classical information theory become a
mature subject, and the birth of other approaches to the study of
information, such as situation theory and dynamic logic. This
conference welcomes submissions from all traditions in the study of
information.

The conference will take place in a lodge in Hsi-tou, a bamboo forest
in the central mountains of Taiwan. The location offers both excellent
facilities and relative isolation. It is one of the most beautiful
parts of Taiwan, close to Sun-Moon lake, one of Taiwan's aboriginal
villages, and the peaks of the Central Mountain Range, which at 14,000
feet are some of the highest mountains in Asia outside the Himalayas.


INVITED SPEAKERS: 

	David Beaver (Linguistics, Stanford) 
 Nick Chater (Psychology, Warwick)
 David Israel (AI Center, SRI and CSLI, Stanford)
 Michiel van Lambalgen (Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam)
	Greg Mulhauser (British Telecom Laboratories)

 (Further invited speakers are expected to be announced.)

TOPICS:

 We solicit papers on the following topics:

 * Foundations and applications of various approaches
 to the study of information, for example: 
 -Shannon-Weaver communication theory 
 -Barwise-Seligman Channel theory
 -Situation Theory
 -Dynamic Semantics
 -Dretske's semantic theory of information
 * Information-based approaches to the syntax, semantics and
 pragmatics of natural language
 * Information-based approaches to philosophy of mind, consciousness
 studies, and epistemology
 * Information-theoretic approaches to cognitive psychology
 * Information-theoretic approaches to induction and learning
 * Probabilistic methods in epistemology and logic
 * Theory change, including Belief Revision and Bayesian approaches

 Papers on related subjects will also be considered. Papers of
interest to an interdisciplinary audience are particularly welcome.

SUBMISSIONS: 

Authors are invited to submit an **extended abstract** of at most 10
pages by e-mail to

 ITALLC98coli.uni-sb.de

(using `ITALLC98 Submission' as the subject line). The cover page
should include title, authors and contact details of the corresponding
author. Submission of postscript files is strongly encouraged, though
LaTeX and plain text is fine too.

Although we prefer email submissions, we will also accept abstracts
sent by regular mail. Please send such 6 copies of such submissions to:
 Patrick Blackburn
 Computerlinguistik
 University of Saarland
 D-66041 Saarbruecken
 Germany

The DEADLINE for submissions is

 December 15, 1997.

The date of NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE is

 February 15, 1998. 

The accepted abstracts will appear on a World Wide Web server. The
revised proceedings of previous meetings have been published as
volumes in CSLI's Lecture Notes series. We anticipate publishing a
similar volume from the proceedings of this conference.

The ITALLC98 website is

 http://www.phil.ccu.edu.tw/~itallc98/home.html

This site is mirrored at:

 http://www.lgu.ac.uk/itallc98/home.html
 http://www.mic.atr.co.jp/~ashimoji/ITALLC98/home.html



PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Patrick Blackburn (Chair), Nick Braisby,
 Lawrence Cavedon, Sheila Glasbey, Atsushi Shimojima.


ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Jerry Seligman (Chair), Allen Houng, Kuo-Wei Lee, 
		 Cheng-Houng Lin, Jim Tai, Ovid Zheng, 
 Patrick Blackburn (Program Liaison)
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Message 2: Cognitive Science Society

Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 21:02:24 -0500
From: Colleen Seifert <seifertumich.edu>
Subject: Cognitive Science Society

CogSci98 -- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society

August 1 - 4, 1998; University of Wisconsin-Madison

http://psych.wisc.edu/CogSci98/conf.html


We are pleased to announce CogSci98, the Twentieth Annual Meeting of
the

Cognitive Science Society, to be held in Madison, Wisconsin, August
1-4, 1998. Because the field of cognitive science exists to promote
cross-disciplinary integration of concepts, methods, epistemologies,
and data, and the empirical and theoretical base of cognitive science can
shed light on the nature of such an interdisciplinary enterprise, CogSci98
will focus on Interdisciplinarity.


This focus will be manifested in the following four ways: First, one
plenary session will be dedicated to the topic of interdisciplinarity.
Second, several invited tutorial symposia designed to provide breadth
of interest will be offered. Third, presentations from the Cognitive
Science Society membership that address interdisciplinarity as an object of
empirical and theoretical research are hereby encouraged for one strand
of the conference program. And fourth, all submissions for spoken
presentations (i.e., symposia and spoken papers) will be evaluated for
their ability to transcend their disciplinary boundaries and truly
address the breadth of the community of cognitive scientists, in addition to
being evaluated for their technical and theoretical merit (see review
criteria below); thus, more general papers and symposia will have a higher
priority for scheduling on the spoken program, and more specialized topics will
be assigned to poster sessions. This call solicits submissions for four
forms of presentation:


STANDARD SPOKEN PAPERS: 20-minute spoken presentations, which if 
accepted will be published as 6-page papers in the Proceedings;


STANDARD POSTERS: standard poster presentations, which if accepted 
will be published as 6-page papers in the Proceedings;


ABSTRACT POSTERS: poster presentations, which are guaranteed to be
published in the Proceedings as one-page abstracts but can be
submitted only by members of the Cognitive Science Society. The deadline for
submitting proposals for abstract posters is one month later than that
for standard paper and poster presentations, so that persons who would like
to become members of the Society may do so prior to submitting their
abstract posters. Please see http://www.umich.edu/cogsci/ for information about
membership in the Cognitive Science Society, or contact the Executive
Officer of the Cognitive Science Society, Inc., Colleen Seifert of the
University of Michigan at (313) 764-4253; fax (313) 763-7480 (Attn: 
Prof. Seifert); email cogsciumich.edu.


SYMPOSIA: 90-minute spoken presentations, including three or more
well-integrated talks on a common topic and possibly a discussant,
which if accepted will be published as one-page abstracts in the Proceedings.


Submissions for standard spoken papers, standard posters, and symposia
will be reviewed according to the following criteria: Technical/Theoretical
Merit; Relevance to a Broad Audience of Cognitive Science Researchers;
Clarity of Presentation; Significance; and Originality.


ALL submissions for standard spoken papers, standard posters, abstract
posters, and symposia require three pieces of information to be
submitted, two by postal mail and one by electronic mail. The three 
components are (1) one hard-copy of a COVER PAGE (described below); 
(2) one electronic mail message containing the information presented on the 
COVER PAGE; and (3) five hard-copies of CAMERA-READY PROCEEDINGS CONTRIBUTION 

(described at http://psych.wisc.edu/CogSci98/conf.html).


(1) POSTAL MAIL ONE HARD-COPY OF COVER PAGE PROVIDING 
THE SEVEN ITEMS (a - g) LISTED BELOW: Provide the following 
information on a cover page, and mail the hard-copy of the cover page 
with the five copies of the camera-ready Proceedings contribution.

(a) Author Information: Name, affiliation, full mailing address, email
address, telephone number, and fax number of all authors.

(b) Presenter/Organizer's Name: Name of person who will be making the
presentation, or in the case of a symposium, the name of the
organizer.

(c) Title: The title of the presentation.

(d) Presentation Format Preference: Indicate whether the first
preference is presentation as a standard spoken paper, standard poster, 
abstract poster, or symposium. If first preference is standard spoken paper,
you must also indicate whether you are willing to make a standard poster
presentation or an abstract poster presentation if your submission
cannot be accepted for a standard spoken paper.


(e) Keywords: A list of FIVE keywords (to be used for indexing as well
as assignment of reviewers)


(f) Marr Prize Eligibility: Indicate whether the proposal should be
considered for a David Marr Memorial Prize. Papers with a student
first-author are eligible.

(g) 150-word Summary

(2) EMAIL THE INFORMATION PROVIDED FOR THE COVER PAGE 
(items (a) through (g) described above), in the body of an email
message, to

CS98PROGMACC.WISC.EDU. Use the presenter's last name as the subject
heading of the email.


(3) POSTAL MAIL FIVE HARD-COPIES OF THE CAMERA-READY 
PROCEEDINGS CONTRIBUTION: Strictly follow the instructions provided 
at http://psych.wisc.edu/CogSci98/conf.html, which are also being
postal mailed to society members. For standard spoken papers and
standard posters, the entire contribution (including figures, references,
everything) can be no longer than six pages. For abstract posters and
symposia, the entire contribution can be no longer than one page.


POSTAL MAIL ADDRESS:	CogSci98

			c/o Dr. Morton Ann Gernsbacher

			1202 W. Johnson Street

			University of Wisconsin-Madison

			Madison, WI 53706-1611

			USA


Deadline for RECEIPT of all submission materials is February 6, 1998
(for standard paper, standard poster, and symposium submissions) and March
6, 1998 (for abstract posters). Authors whose submissions are accepted on
the program and will appear in the Proceedings will be notified in time to
return final versions of their camera-ready Proceedings contributions
by late April.


PROPOSALS THAT DO NOT CONTAIN ALL OF THE ABOVE 

INFORMATION OR DO NOT FIT ALL THE SPECIFICATIONS 

DESCRIBED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS (available at

http://psych.wisc.edu/CogSci98/conf.html) WILL BE RETURNED 

WITHOUT REVIEW.


For information about conference registration and housing, contact
CS98REGMACC.WISC.EDU after December 1, 1997. Please DO NOT 
direct queries about conference registration, housing, parking on
campus, or lodging to any other email address.
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