LINGUIST List 8.1737

Thu Dec 4 1997

Calls: German Ling., Computation/Metaphors/Analogy

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  1. Gregor Hens, Germanic Linguistics (GLAC 4)
  2. Hartmut Haberland, Computation for Metaphors, Analogy and Agents

Message 1: Germanic Linguistics (GLAC 4)

Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 12:18:47 +0100
From: Gregor Hens <hens.1osu.edu>
Subject: Germanic Linguistics (GLAC 4)


The Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures at The Ohio State
University
is pleased to announce the fourth


 Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference

 to be held in Columbus, Ohio, USA on April 17-19, 1998.

Abstracts are hereby invited for thirty-minute papers in all areas of
linguistics dealing with any Germanic language, past and present. All
abstracts will be evaluated anonymously, by a panel of reviewers. Please
send five copies of a one-page abstract (font size 12). On the abstract
include the title of the proposed paper but do not include the author's
name. Attach a three-by-five inch index card with the following
information: author(s), academic affiliation(s), title of paper, postal
address, e-mail, phone, and fax (if available). Deadline for submissions is
January 2, 1998.


Send your abstracts to:

GLAC 4 Conference Committee
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
314 Cunz Hall
1841 Millikin Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210-1229 

Tel. (614) 292-6985 
Fax. (614) 292-8510

For more information send e-mail to 
glac4lists.acs.ohio-state.edu
_________________________________________

Gregor Hens
Indiana-Purdue-Ohio State Studienprogramm
G\228stehaus der Universit\228t Nr. 405
Rothenbaumchaussee 34
D-20148 Hamburg

-40-418741 (phone)
-40-452792 (fax)

hens.1osu.edu
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Message 2: Computation for Metaphors, Analogy and Agents

Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 23:19:35 +0100 (MET)
From: Hartmut Haberland <hartmutemma.ruc.dk>
Subject: Computation for Metaphors, Analogy and Agents

 __________________________________________
 
 Computation for Metaphors, Analogy and Agents:
 An International Workshop * 
 
 6-10 April 1998 - University of Aizu
 Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Japan
 
 (* Pending Final Funding Approval)
 __________________________________________
 
 Aims and Objectives
 
 Metaphor and analogy have served as powerful methods in language,
 cognition and the history of science for human agents and cultures.
 Software, robotic and living agents also show or may take advantage of
 such methods in interacting with their worlds.
 
 The focus of this workshop is the phenomena of meaning transfer
 between different domains (minds, systems, technologies, cultures,
 etc.) and their computational structure and design. The tools of
 transfer include imitation, analogy, metaphor, and narrativity which
 support learning, reasoning, understanding and culture for agents
 coping with their worlds.
 
 In metaphor, meaning transferred (between different agents or from one
 realm to another within a single system) may be, for example, symbolic
 or non-representational knowledge, particular sets of behaviours, a
 structural description or finite-state automaton model of a physical
 phenomenon, cognitive models and hierarchical categories, coordinate
 systems affording understanding, or a paradigmatic viewpoint for
 construction of science or social reality.
 
 This workshop seeks to bring together researchers from various
 disciplines where aspects of descriptive, mathematical, computational
 or design knowledge concerning metaphor and analogy have emerged,
 including, for example, embodied intelligence, robotics, software and
 virtual agents, semiotics, linguistics, cognitive science, psychology,
 philosophy, cultural anthropology, history of science, consciousness
 studies, mathematics, algebraic engineering, and intelligent systems.
 
 Suggested Topics
 
 * algebraic, computational, symbolic or non-representational
 approaches to metaphor
 * analogy as a cognitive and linguistic phenomena
 * computational nature of metaphor and analogy
 * applications within agents (including living organisms, software
 agents and robots).
 * issues of grounding of analogies
 * cross-cultural, cross-technology, cross-species understanding of
 metaphors
 * imitation, narrativity and metaphor
 * social intelligence and sharing of metaphors by human and
 non-human agents
 * automatic generation and manipulation of metaphor and analogy
 * embodied and situated, computational systems and meaning transfer
 * empowering metaphors
 * metaphors in scientific discourse
 * evolution of metaphor in language and culture
 * metaphor and cognitive technology
 * algebraic engineering
 * formal models affording understanding
 
 Invited Plenary Speakers
 (partial list)
 
 * * Rodney A. Brooks, MIT AI Lab, U.S.A.
 * * Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Reading, U.K.
 * * Joseph Goguen, University of California, Santa Diego, U.S.A. &
 Oxford Univ., U.K.
 * * John L. Rhodes, UC Berkeley, U.S.A.
 
 Advisory Committee
 
 * Joseph Goguen, University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S.A. &
 Oxford Univ., U.K.
 * Douglas R. Hofstadter, Indiana University, U.S.A.
 * Melanie Mitchell, Sante Fe Institute, U.S.A.
 
 International Program Committee
 (tentative partial list)
 
 * Meurig Beynon, University of Warwick, U.K.
 * Lawrence Bull, University of the West of England, U.K.
 * Zixue Cheng, Univ. Aizu, Japan
 * Donna J. Haraway, University of California, Santa Diego, U.S.A.
 * Masami Ito, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan
 * Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Reading, U.K.
 * Robert M. French, University of Liege, Belgium
 * Joseph Goguen, University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S.A. &
 Oxford Univ., U.K.
 * Minetada Osano, Univ. Aizu, Japan
 * Chrystopher L. Nehaniv (Chair), Univ. Aizu, Japan
 * Thomas S. Ray, ATR Human Information Research Labs, Japan &
 University of Delaware, U.S.A.
 * John L. Rhodes, UC Berkeley, U.S.A.
 * Paul Thagard, University of Waterloo, Canada
 
 Local Organization
 
 * Zixue Cheng, Univ. Aizu, Japan
 * Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Univ. Aizu, Japan
 * Minetada Osano, Univ. Aizu, Japan
 
 Publication & Submissions:
 
 We plan to publish a high-quality post-conference proceedings volume
 with an internationally recognized scientific publisher.
 
 Prospective authors are invited to send a electronic postscript
 submission or three hardcopies to the program chair at the address
 below by January 1, 1998. Fontsize should be 11 point and the length
 may vary between 4-6 pages. Authors will be notified of acceptance or
 rejection by February 15, 1998, and final versions for the working
 notes will be due March 10, 1998. A working papers volume will also be
 published and available at the workshop.
 
 Submissions and requests for further information should be sent to the
 program chair:
 
 
 Prof. C. L. Nehaniv - CMA^2
 Cybernetics & Software Systems Group
 University of Aizu
 Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Pref.
 965 Japan
 nehanivu-aizu.ac.jp
 _________________________________________________________________
 
 Links & Updates at: http://www.u-aizu.ac.jp/CMAA/welcome.html
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