LINGUIST List 9.387

Tue Mar 17 1998

Calls: System Sciences, Multimedia Language Education

Editor for this issue: Anita Huang <>

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  1. Nunberg, Genre in Digital Documents, HICSS 32
  2. Yuangshan Chuang, Multimedia Language Education

Message 1: Genre in Digital Documents, HICSS 32

Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 12:04:19 PST
From: Nunberg <>
Subject: Genre in Digital Documents, HICSS 32

Note: The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to April
 15, 1998

 Call for Papers for the Minitrack


 Part of the Digital Documents Track

 of the Thirty-second Annual
 Hawai'i International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS)
 Maui, HI - January 5 - 8, 1999

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

It is becoming increasingly clear that the successful 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.
This includes not just genres replicated from print form, but new and
emergent genres that may not have existed in print form.

Topics the minitrack will address include, but are not restricted to,

* 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
* Evolution of genres of digital documents

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:

Michael Shepherd Geoffrey Nunberg
Faculty of Computer Science Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
Dalhousie University 3333 Coyote Hill Road
P.O. Box 1000 Palo Alto, CA 94304
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3J 2X4 fax: 415-812-4777
fax: 902-492-1517


April 15, 1998: 300-word abstract submitted to track chairs or
minitrack chairs for guidance and indication of appropriate

June 15, 1998: Full papers submitted to the appropriate
minitrack chair

Aug. 31, 1998: Notification of accepted papers mailed to

Oct. 1, 1998: Accepted manuscripts, camera-ready, sent to
minitrack chair; author(s) must register by this time.

Nov. 15, 1998: All other registrations must be received.
Registrations received after this deadline may not be accepted
due to space limitations.

HICSS-32 consists of eight tracks:

 Collaboration Systems and Technology Track
 Digital Documents Track
 Emerging Technologies Track
 Health Care Track
 Internet and the Digital Economy
 Modeling Technologies and Intelligent Systems
 Organizational Systems and Technology Track
 Software Technology Track

For more information about these tracks and a list of
minitracks each consist of, please check the HICSS web page for
full listing of the minitracks:
Or contact the Track Administrator, Eileen Dennis, at
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Message 2: Multimedia Language Education

Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 12:54:35 +0000
From: Yuangshan Chuang <>
Subject: Multimedia Language Education

 The Second International Conference 
 on Multimedia Language Education (Rocmelia'98)

The First Notification of Rocmelia'98:

Call for Papers and Courseware on Multimedia Language Education

Hosts: Chinese Military Academy

Conference Theme:
 Multimedia Computer Assisted Language Education

Chairs: President Yue-Heng Chang of Chinese Military Academy.
 President Yuangshan Chuang of Rocmelia

Conference Dates and Location:
 December 18-20 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), 1998 
 Chinese Military Academy (Feng-Shan City of Kaohsiung County,

Important Dates:
 Final Date for Abstracts: July 10, 1998
 Date for Notice of Acceptance: August 10, 1998
 Final Date for Full Papers: September 10, 1998
 Final Date for Registration: November 20, 1998

 Rocmelia'98 is the second one of the international multimedia
language education conference series which is organized by Rocmelia. 
The conference serves to foster and encourage the creation and
application of computer assisted multimedia technology in language
education. The First International Conference on Multimedia Language
Education (Rocmelia'97) was held at the Chinese Navy Academy in
Kaohsiung City in 1997, which enjoyed participation from different
expertise ranging from computer technology to language education. And
the contents consisted of six languages: English, Spanish, German,
Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Taiwanese.
Conference Formats:
 1. Keynote Speeches
 2. Paper Presentation
 3. Hypermedia Workshops
 4. Courseware Presentation

Language of Presentation: English or Chinese

Finished or near-finished papers and courseware which address
well-founded theories and creative practices are especially
encouraged. There are 30 suggested topics of interest related to
language education and listed below for your reference:

 1. Artificial Intelligence and Language Instruction
 2. Authoring Systems
 3. Collaborative Learning
 4. Communicative Instruction
 5. Corpus Linguistics and Language Instruction
 6. Courseware Design
 7. Courseware Evaluation Models
 8. Culture and Language Instruction
 9. Educational Simulation and Gaming
10. Expert Systems and Language Instruction
11. Global Education
12. Hypermedia and Language Instruction
13. Intelligent Language Instruction
14. Intelligent Tutoring Systems
15. Interactive Language Instruction
16. Language Instruction Modeling
17. Language Instruction Strategies
18. Learning Motivation and Language Instruction
19. Linguistics and Hypermedia
20. Linguistics and Multimedia
21. Linguistics and Language Instruction
22. Literature and Hypermedia
23. Literature and Multimedia
24. Literature and Language Instruction
25. Multimedia and Distance Language Instruction
26. Multimedia Language Instruction 
27. Networked Resources and Language Instruction
28. Society and Language Instruction
29. Virtual Reality and Language Instruction
30. World Wide Web and Language Instruction

*** Correspondence Information ***

For Further Information, please contact us at Rocmelia's:

* Rocmelia stands for "The Multimedia English Learning and
 Instruction Association At the Republic of China."

***Please pass this notification to your colleagues and friends.
*** Paper Presentation Proposal Form ***

Please complete this form and have it emailed together with your
abstract at:

Title of presentation:

Name of Principal Presenter:

Affiliation and Position:

Fax Number:

Email Address:

Mailing Address:

Telephone Number: _________________ (Office) _________________ (Home)
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