Tue Jan 6 1998

Calls: Technology for Digital Libraries, Bilingualism

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  1. Stavros A. Papadakis, Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries
  2. Hua Zhu, Bilingualism

Message 1: Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 12:59:31 +0200
From: Stavros A. Papadakis <>
Subject: Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

 Second European Conference on
 Research and Advanced Technology for
 Digital Libraries

 European European ICS-FORTH University of
 Union Research Crete
 Consortium for
 Informatics and

 19 - 23 September, 1998
 Heraklion, Crete, Greece

 Web Page


- Objectives 

This conference is the second of a series of European conferences on research
and technology for digital libraries funded by the European Commission's TMR
Programme. Its objectives are: to bring together researchers from multiple
disciplines whose science relates to the development of digital libraries;
to provide an opportunity for these scientists to form a research community
in Europe specific to digital library development and to enable them to discuss
issues and strategies specific to the European context; to assist young
researchers in establishing relationships with senior scientists in their areas
of interest; to enable review and discussion of research under way in Europe,
the US, Japan and other countries on digital libraries; to stimulate
researchers, especially young scientists, to explore new areas of interest in
digital library development; to establish a forum for discussion of issues
specific to Europe such as interoperability, multilinguality, intellectual
property policy, and information commerce; to provide an opportunity for
researchers in the relevant enabling technologies and information sciences,
to discuss issues related to interoperability between world wide distributed
digital libraries. 

>From a technical point of view, the European Conferences series aims to
contribute to the definition of those digital library parameters which
especially influence issues of access, retrieval, and interaction with
information; to identify key problems which must be solved to make digital
library services an effective reality; to identify a general structure or
framework for integrating research and solutions; and to propose and encourage
specific, high priority research directions within such a framework.


- Topics 

The conference organisers solicit papers on topics related to digital
libraries, including but not limited to the following list: 

 o Digital Library Models, Frameworks, and System Requirements 
 o Metadata 
 o System Integration and Architecture Issues 
 o Interoperability, Scalability 
 o Networked Information Discovery, Agent Technologies 
 o Information Retrieval, Organisation, Navigation - Tools and Paradigms 
 o Multilinguality 
 o Role of Knowledge Representation Systems in Digital Library Interactions 
 o Collecting, Capturing, Filtering, Cataloging, Indexing, 
 o Preserving 
 o Intellectual Property Rights, Terms and Conditions, Rights Management 
 o Authoring, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Commerce and
 Information Economies 
 o Economic and Social Implications and Issues 
 o User Interfaces 
 o Handling of Graphics, GIS, Medical Data, Multimedia Information,
 Experimental Data and
 o Scientific Models 


- Conference Programme 

The conference will be held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Tutorials will be
organised on the 19th and 20th of September 1998. The opening session will
take place at 9.00a.m. on Monday the 21th of September 1998 and the final
session will take place on Wednesday afternoon, the 23th of September 1998.
Full details on the scientific programme of the Conference will be published
on our Web site by the 1st of July 1998. 


- Important Dates 

 15 March 1998 Proposals for tutorials, panels and demos
 due to the Programme Chair 
 15 April 1998 Notification of tutorial, panel and demo acceptance 
 15 May 1998 Papers and proposals for posters
 due to the Programme Chair 
 25 June 1998 Notification of paper and poster acceptance 
 1 July 1998 Scientific Programme on the Web 
 25 July 1998 Final papers due 
 19,20 September 1998 Tutorials 
 21-23 September 1998 Conference 


- Panels 

Suggestions for the organisation of panel sessions on one of the proposed
topics or on related topics are welcomed. Proposals should include a short
CV and position paper for each panelist. 


- Posters 

During the conference a space will be reserved for poster sessions. Research
projects of any scale are invited to illustrate innovative concepts and
prototype systems. 

Poster proposals should include title, names of presenters and outline
(max. 500 words). 


- Tutorials 

Tutorial days will be held before the Conference, on Saturday the 19th and
Sunday the 20th of September 1998. Proposals for tutorials are solicited.
Tutorials would be either half day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours).
Each proposal should include a title, a summary (intentions, objectives, etc.),
duration and a short CV of the instructor(s). 


- Demos 

Result demonstrations of on-going projects are strongly encouraged. Those
interested should submit a description of the intended Demo to the
Programme Chair. 


- Papers 

Papers (max 20 pages, double spaced) should be submitted electronically in HTML
format, either by e-mail to the Conference Secretariat,,
or to our ftp site, 


- Proceedings 

The Proceedings will be published by Springer as a volume in their Lecture
Notes in Computer Science series and will be distributed at the Conference. 


- Fellowship for Young Researchers 

A limited number of fellowships for the Conference and also for Tutorials are
available for young researchers who are citizens of European Union countries or
Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland. The fellowship offers free registration for
the participants and, in special cases where necessary and appropriately
justified, may pay for or reimburse travel and lodging expenses. 


- Programme Chair 

 Christos Nikolaou, University of Crete & ICS-FORTH 
 Leoforos Knossou, GR-71110 Heraklion, Crete, Greece 
 Tel: +30 81 393199, 
 Fax: +30 81 210106 


- Programme Committee 

 Serge Abiteboul INRIA, France 
 Robert B. Allen Bellcore, USA 
 Thomas Baker Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand 
 William Birmingham University of Michigan, USA 
 Panos Constantopoulos University of Crete & ICS-FORTH, Greece 
 Bruce Croft University of Massachusetts, USA 
 Costis Dallas Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece 
 Edward A. Fox Virginia Technical University, USA 
 Norbert Fuhr University of Dortmund, Germany 
 Hector Garcia-Molina Stanford University, USA 
 Keith Jeffery RAL-CLRC, UK 
 Martin Kersten CWI, Netherlands 
 Judith Klavans Columbia University, USA 
 Carl Lagoze Cornell University, USA 
 Clifford A. Lynch Coalition for Networked Information, USA 
 Jeff MacKie-Mason University of Michigan, USA 
 A. Desai Narasimhalu National University of Singapore, Singapore 
 Ann Okerson Yale University, USA 
 Olle Olsson SICS, Sweden 
 Andreas Paepcke Stanford University, USA 
 Nicholas Patrikalakis MIT, USA 
 Carol Peters IEI-CNR, Italy 
 Jakka Sairamesh IBM-T.J. Watson Research Center, USA 
 Peter Schauble ETH Zurich, Switzerland 
 Hans Joerg Schek ETH Zurich, Switzerland 
 Eric Simon INRIA, France 
 Ingeborg T. Solvberg University of Science and Technology, Norway 
 Constantine Stephanidis ICS-FORTH, Greece 
 Shigeo Sugimoto University of Library and Information Science,
 Costantino Thanos IEI-CNR, Italy 
 Ulrich Thiel GMD-IPSI, Germany 
 Stuart Weibel OCLC, USA 


- Local Organising Committee 

 Sarantos Kapidakis ICS-FORTH, Greece 
 Penelope Constanta ICS-FORTH, Greece 
 Spiros Lalis University of Crete, Greece 
 Gioylh Koraoy University of Crete, Greece
 Stella Vourou University of Crete & ICS-FORTH, Greece
 Mixalhs Tzekakhs University of Crete, Greece
 Maria Stavrakaki University of Crete, Greece
 Rena Kalaitzaki University of Crete, Greece
 Maria Prevelianaki ICS-FORTH, Greece
 Liana Kefalaki ICS-FORTH, Greece
 Dimitris Papadakis University of Crete, Greece
 Manolis Marazakis University of Crete, Greece
 Anastasia Anastasiadi ICS-FORTH, Greece
 Stavros Papadakis University of Crete, Greece


- Contact Info 

For more information regarding this conference contact the conference

 Rena Kalaitzaki and Maria Stavrakaki
 University of Crete, 
 Computer Science Department, 
 Tel: +30 81 393504 
 Fax: +30 81 393501 


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Message 2: Bilingualism

Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 12:24:36 GMT0BST
From: Hua Zhu <>
Subject: Bilingualism

2nd International Symposium on Bilingualism

15-17 April, 1999 (provisional dates)
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

1st announcement

Submissions are invited for oral or poster presentations, on all
aspects of bilingualism. Papers which are based on empirical research
and which seek to forge new links between established fields (e.g.
linguistics, psychology, speech & language pathology, sociology, and
education) or to develop new sub-fields are particularly welcome. All
submissions will be peer-reviewed, anonymously, and selected on the
grounds of originality, clarity, and significance of findings and

Special features of the Symposium include panel sessions on: i)
cross-linguistics studies of language acquisition and disorder; ii)
bilingual social interaction; iii) trilinguals; iv) grammar and
code-switching; v) childhood bilingualism; vi) acquired communication
disorders in bilinguals; and vii) bilingualism and the deaf community,
and a Round-table on \145Issues of identification and intervention in
multilingual/multicultural speech therapy clinics\146.

Important dates:
31 January, 1998: 	2nd announcement
1 September, 1998: 	Deadline for submission of abstract
31 October, 1998:	Notice of acceptance
1 January, 1999:	Closing date for registration

For further details, please contact: Mrs Gillian Cavagan, ISB
organising committee, Department of Speech, University of Newcastle
upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK, E-mail:; Fax: +44
(0)191 222 6518; or consult:

Zhu Hua
Editorial Assistant 
International Journal of Bilingulism
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