LINGUIST List 9.147

Sat Jan 31 1998

Calls: ESSLLI'98 (2nd), CogSci Summer School

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  1. Detmar Meurers, Current Topics in Constraint-Based Theories of Germanic Syntax (2.CFP)
  2. CogSci Summer School, Workshop on Analogy

Message 1: Current Topics in Constraint-Based Theories of Germanic Syntax (2.CFP)

Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 00:02:46 +0100 (MET)
From: Detmar Meurers <>
Subject: Current Topics in Constraint-Based Theories of Germanic Syntax (2.CFP)

Abstracts due: 15. February

 ESSLLI-98 Workshop on
 August 17 - 21, 1998

 A workshop held as part of the
10th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
 August 17 - 28, 1998, Saarbrueken, Germany


ORGANIZERS: Tibor Kiss and Detmar Meurers (IBM Germany and
Univ. Tuebingen)

Web site:

BACKGROUND: A number of approaches to Germanic languages (excluding
English) have been developed in constraint-based theories like HPSG
and LFG. Apart from the issue of empirical adequacy, formal issues
were raised, among them:

 - the nature of complex predicates and the mechanisms used to
 formalize them
 - linearization versus movement analyses of various phenomena
 - the nature of functional projections
 - configurational and non-configurational properties of scope

The idea of this workshop is to provide a forum to present and discuss
current approaches exploring such empirical and formal issues of the
syntax of Germanic languages (excluding English). Focusing on
Germanic rather than on a particular syntactic theory is intended to
allow for more inter-framework discussion.

The workshop will consist of five sessions, with two 30+10-minute
presentations in each session.

SUBMISSION: All researchers in the area, but especially Ph.D. students
and young researchers, are encouraged to submit an extended abstract
of 2000-3000 words either as hardcopy or electronically (postscript

The accepted papers will be made available in a summer school reader.
If sufficiently many high-quality papers are submitted, we intend to
publish them in an edited volume.

Submissions should be sent before 15. February 1998 to one of the
following two organizers:

 Tibor Kiss Detmar Meurers
 IBM Germany Universitaet Tuebingen
 Vangerowstr. 18 Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft
 D-69115 Heidelberg Kleine Wilhelmstr. 113
 Germany D-72074 Tuebingen

REGISTRATION: Workshop contributors will be required to register for
ESSLLI-98, but they will be eligible for a reduced registration fee.

 Feb 15, 98: Deadline for submissions
 Apr 15, 98: Notification of acceptance
 May 15, 98: Deadline for final copy
 Aug 17, 98: Start of workshop

FURTHER INFORMATION: To obtain further information about ESSLLI-98
please visit the ESSLLI-98 home page at
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Message 2: Workshop on Analogy

Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 17:43:33 +0200
From: CogSci Summer School <>
Subject: Workshop on Analogy

Advances in Analogy Research:
Integration of Theory and Data from the Cognitive, Computational, and
Neural Sciences
Sofia, July 17-20, 1998

This workshop is intended to stimulate the researchers in the field of
analogy to cooperate more intensively and to integrate various
approaches and data in their study. Its aim is to advance our
understanding of the cognitive mechanisms of analogy-making, i.e. how
people notice/perceive analogies, how they retrieve analogs from
memory or how they construct them, how they map and transfer knowledge
from one domain to another, how they combine knowledge from multiple
analogs or how they combine analogy with rule-based reasoning, how
they generalize and learn from the analogies made, how they use
analogies for problem solving, explanation, argumentation,
creation. What is the place of analogy among the various cognitive
processes, such as perception, thinking, memory, learning, etc. What
is the role of analogy in human development? Which are the brain
structures involved in analogy-making processes? What kind of deficits
do brain-damaged patients exhibit?

This workshop will be highly interdisciplinary and will make a serious
attempt to integrate the knowledge researchers have accumulated on
analogy-making in various domains: Artificial
Intelligence/Computational Modeling, Cognitive Psychology,
Developmental Psychology, Neuropsychology, Philosophy, Cognitive
Linguistics, as well as various applications in Education, Legal and
Political Reasoning, etc. A serious attempt will be made to integrate
all the positive results obtained so far in theories of
analogy-making, computational modeling, and experimental work.

The workshop participants will participate in numerous formal and
informal discussions which we hope will lead to systematization of the
knowledge in the field, formulating established facts, open issues,
and ideas for new approaches.

Format of the workshop: 
The workshop will consist of key talks (45 min) (see the list of key
talks), short papers (20 min), poster presentations, round table
thematic discussions, working group sessions, informal discussions,
concluding discussions on ideas for future work and cooperative

Pre-Proceedings of the workshop (containing all the accepted papers)
will be published in advance and distributed to the participants, so
that we can focus on discussions and joint work at the workshop.

Submission instructions
Paper and poster submissions should be made both electronically (in
RTF format) and in hard copy (A4 or US letter (11" x 8.5") paper
format) following these instructions. Papers should be no more than 8
pages long, poster abstracts - one page. The text should be formatted
in two columns with an overall width of 14 cm and length of 20 cm,
with 0.7 cm between the columns. Use 10 point Times Roman with 11
point vertical spacing, unless otherwise specified. The title should
be 14 point, bold, centered, 0.5 cm below the top margin. Authors'
names should be in 11 point, bold, and centered; authors' affiliation,
postal address, and e-mail address should be in ordinary 10 point,
centered. First-level headings should be 12 point, bold, initial caps,
and centered. Second-level headings should be 11 point, initial caps,
bold, and flush left. Third-level headings should be 10 point, bold,
initial caps, and flush left. Use standard APA citation format,
e.g. (McClelland & Rumelhart, 1981).

Send your submissions electronically to
and my regular mail to:
Boicho Kokinov - Analogy'98
Cognitive Science Department
New Bulgarian University
21, Montevideo Str.
Sofia 1635, Bulgaria


Deadline for workshop registration - March 1st, 1998
Deadline for submission of papers - March 1st, 1998
Deadline for poster abstracts - March 20th, 1998
Notification of Acceptance - April 15th, 1998
Invited participants' deadline for papers - June 1st, 1998
Publication of the Workshop Proceedings - June 30th, 1998
Workshop - July 17-20, 1998, (arrival 16th, departure 21st)

Participants and Funding

Participation in the workshop is mainly by invitation to ensure high
quality and balance of representatives of various schools of thought,
of various disciplines, of various countries and continents. The
organizers hope that all these schools and geographic regions will be
represented. The following list of invitees is provisional and open
for additions. The workshop is, however, open to other participants as
well, up to the upper limit of 50 participants.

The organizers are looking for some funding which would allow us to
support some of the participants for their participation in the
workshop. However, as this is still uncertain, we would like to kindly
ask the potential participants to look for their own funding sources
and to try to ensure their participation in advance.


The workshop will take place during the 5th International Summer
School in Cognitive Science (July 13-25, 1998) which will offer an
opportunity to have external critics and advisors from well known
researchers working in other areas of cognitive science.


Sofia is an old city first established by the Thracians about
4000BC. There are still some ruins from the old Roman time city. The
National History Museum holds some fascinating gold treasures from
Thracian times. There is a small church with frescos from the 12th
century painted in a realistic Renaissance style a long time before
the Renaissance in Europe started. Not very far from Sofia is the
beautiful Rila monastery as well as some old towns like Plovdiv (with
an old town part and a Roman amphitheater) and Koprivstitza. You may
also want to combine your trip with a holyday at the Black Sea side.

Organizing Committee:

Dedre Gentner (Northwestern Univ., USA) - Co-Director
Keith Holyoak (Univ. of California at Los Angeles, USA) edu - Co-Director
Boicho Kokinov (New Bunlgarian Univ., Bulgaria) edu - Co-Director
Robert French (Univ. of Liege, Belgium)
Erica Melis (Univ. of Saarland, Germany)

List of key talks

Umberto Eco - (not confirmed yet)
Douglas Hofstadter - Analogy as the Core of Cognition
Keith Holyoak - The Place of Analogy in a Physical Symbol System
Dedre Gentner - Comparison and Cognition
Gilles Fauconnier - Analogy and Conceptual Integration
Jaime Carbonell - Analogy in Problem Solving, from the Routine to the
Boicho Kokinov - Analogy is like Cognition: Complex, Emergent,
Mark Keane - Why Conceptual Combination is Seldom Analogy
David Premack - Analogies in Chimpanzees
Andy Meltzoff - The Origins and Early Development of Analogy in the
Preverbal Period
Usha Goswami - Analogical Reasoning in Children
Graeme Halford - The Problem of Structural Complexity in Cognitive
Processes: A Metric Based on Representational Rank
Ken Forbus - Qualitative Mental Models: Simulations or Memories?
Paul Thagard - Emotional Analogies
James Hampton - Analogy is like categorization: thoughts on the role
of conceptual structure in analogical reasoning
Adam Biela - Analogical Resoning as a Base for Structuring Cognitive
Schemata in New Situations: A Case of Economic Transformation in
Post-Communist Countries

 List of invited participants

Ron Ferguson (Northwestern University, USA)
Ken Kurtz (Northwestern University, USA)
Arthur Markman (Columbia University, USA)
John Hummel (UCLA, USA)
Richard Catrambone (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Charles Wharton (National Institutes of Health, USA)
Barbara Spellman (U. of Virginia, USA)
Laura Novick (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Mary Jo Rattermann (Hampshire, USA)
Judy DeLoache (U. of Illinois, USA) jdeloach[s.psych.]
Manuela Veloso(CMU, USA)
David Leake (Indiana University, USA)
Robert Goldstone (Indiana University, USA)
Jim Marshall (Indiana University, USA)
Brian Bowdle (Indiana University, USA)
Melanie Mitchell (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
Miriam Bassok (U. of Washington, USA)
Roger Thompson (Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, USA)
Nancy Nersessian (Georgia Tech, USA)
John Clement (University of Massachusets, MA, USA)
Eve Sweetser (UC Berkeley, USA)
Adele Goldberg (UCSD, USA)
Lokendra Shastri (UC Berkeley, USA)
Thomas Ward (Texas A&M University, USA)
Ronald Finke (Texas A&M University, USA)
Jim Herriot (Sun, USA) Jim.HerriotEng.Sun.COM
Cameron Shelley (U. of Waterloo, Canada)
Bipin Indurkhya (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan) 
Hiroaki Suzuki (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan)
Tony Plate (Victoria U of Wellington, New Zealand)
Pentti Kanerva (SICS, Sweden)
Robert French (University of Liege, Belgium)
John A Barnden (University of Birmingham, UK)
Michael Ramscar (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Bruce Burns (U. of Potsdam, Germany)
Friedrich Wilkening ( U. of Tuebingen, Germany) 
Michael Waldmann (Max-Planck Institute of Psychological Research in
	Munich, Germany)
Meredith Gattis (Max-Planck Institute of Psychological Research in
	Munich, Germany)
Erica Melis (Univ. of Saarland, Germany)
Cristina Cacciari (University of Bologna, Italy)
Stella Vosniadou (University of Athens, Greece)
Merry Bullock (University of Vilnus, Estonia),
Maciej Haman (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Dan Simon (Haifa University, Israel)
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