LINGUIST List 10.150

Mon Feb 1 1999

Calls: Slavic Ling., Language, Vision & Music

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  1. Uwe Junghanns, Slavic linguistics/FDSL-3
  2. Paul Mc Kevitt, Language, Vision & Music, GALWAY, IRELAND

Message 1: Slavic linguistics/FDSL-3

Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 16:02:22 +0100
From: Uwe Junghanns <uwerz.uni-leipzig.de>
Subject: Slavic linguistics/FDSL-3

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

3rd European Conference
on
Formal Description of Slavic Languages

1-3 December, 1999

hosted by the University of Leipzig

The Slavic Department of the University of Leipzig is pleased to announce
the 3rd European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages
(FDSL-3).

Abstracts are invited for 30-minute talks (20-minute presentation plus 10
minutes for discussion) on the syntax, morphology, phonology, semantics,
and psycholinguistics of Slavic languages. Presentations will be in any
Slavic language, English or German.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: May 30, 1999

How to submit abstracts:
Abstract submission must be by post (email submissions will not be
accepted). Send 4 copies of an anonymous one-page abstract to the postal
address below. One additional page with references, figures and data (no
text) may be appended, if necessary. Please include an extra sheet of paper
with:
- title of paper
- your name (and title)
- complete mailing address and affiliation (or home address, if necessary)
- telephone and fax numbers
- email address (and URL of personal homepage)

Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be notified in mid-July 1999.

Those interested in attending FDSL-3 are invited to register their email
and/or postal addresses at the conference address below (email is preferred
for all communication except submission of abstracts).

Additional information is available at the FDSL-3 web site:
http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~jungslav/fdsl/fdsl-3/fdsl-3.html

Organizing Committee:
Gerhild Zybatow, Uwe Junghanns, Grit Mehlhorn, Luka Szucsich

Postal address:
Universitaet Leipzig
Institut fuer Slavistik
FDSL-3 Organizing Committee
Augustusplatz 9
04109 Leipzig
GERMANY

Email: <fdsl-3rz.uni-leipzig.de>
Phone: ++49-341-97 37 450, -454
Fax: ++49-341-97 37 499
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Message 2: Language, Vision & Music, GALWAY, IRELAND

Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 16:05:37 +0100
From: Paul Mc Kevitt <pmckkom.auc.dk>
Subject: Language, Vision & Music, GALWAY, IRELAND

	


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 The Eighth International Workshop on the
 Cognitive Science of Natural Language Processing (CSNLP-8)
 (http://www.it.ucg.ie/csnlp8/)

 "LANGUAGE, VISION & MUSIC"

 National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway)
 GALWAY, IRELAND

 Monday 9th - Wednesday 11th August, 1999

 in association with:
 "Mind-IV: TWO SCIENCES OF MIND"
 (Monday 16th - Thursday 19th August, 1999)
 (Dublin City University, Ireland)
 (http://www.compapp.dcu.ie/~tdoris/mind4.html)

 "LANGUAGE, VISION & MUSIC"

What common cognitive patterns underlie our competence in these
disparate modes of thought?? Language (natural & formal), vision and
music seem to share at least the following attributes: a hierarchical
organisation of constituents, recursivity, metaphor, the possibility
of self-reference, ambiguity, and systematicity. Can we propose the
existence of a general symbol system with instantiations in these
three modes or is the only commonality to be found at the level of
such entities as cerebral columnar automna?? Also, we invite papers
which examine cross-cultural experience of these modalities.

What can Engineering of software platforms for integrated Intelligent
MultiModal & MultiMedia processing of language/vision/music/etc. tell
us??

TOPICS INCLUDE:
o combinations: language and music; language and vision; music and vision.
o What can Engineering of software platforms 
 (e.g. AAU CHAMELEON; c.f. http://www.cpk.auc.dk/imm) for
 integrated Intelligent MultiMedia processing of language/vision/etc.
 tell us??
o Metaphor: For example: the use of terms like "interval" 
 and "range" in music.
o Rhythm: How is Rhythm important for language, vision and music??
o Acoustics: What role does it play in the three modalities??
o The roles of embodiment and culture in the formation of symbolic
 apparati; For example: the use of gesture in face-to-face
 communication.
o Emotions: what role do they play in the three modalities??
o Synesthesia
o What the visual, musical and linguistic arts can tell us.
o What is the developmental relationship between prosody and music??
 What is the cognitive evidence for the dependence of music on
 language??
o Can we speak meaningfully about a semantics of music??
o Architectures for integration of language, vision and music;
 what aspects are conscious and what automatic?? What aspects are
 common and what are specific to each??

o What is the role of modelling creativity??
 Are the creative processes similar or in what way are they different??
 SPECIAL SESSION ON CREATIVITY:
 In AI we have failed to get much handle on creativity.
 Conn Mulvihill will Chair a special session on creativity
 looking at writing, poetry, painting, and music composition.
 Irish Nobel Prize Laureate Seamus Heaney is 
 composing a translation of Beowulf at present with special attention to
 the sound - reminiscent of movement in a longship type craft and there
 are those that claim that music is central to any hope of understanding
 Joyce. We think also of the likes of Kandinsky here.
 Is Joyce prose or music? Is Kandinsky art or music??
 What is Picasso? What are the links between language, vision and music??
 Is creativity the same for each? and by the way, What is creativity??
 It is intended to involve Writers in Residence at NUI, Galway
 Pat McCabe ("The Butcher Boy") & Paula Meehan (Poet).

o Are recent trends towards integrating ideas in the
 Arts/Humanities and Sciences/Engineering important here??
o Why are there many arts and not just one??

CSNLP:
The International Workshop on the Cognitive Science of Natural
Language Processing (CSNLP) has been run in IRELAND since 1992. The
CSNLP-8 workshop will continue the tradition of emphasising
presentations of Ireland's and International original research in all
areas of the Cognitive Science of NLP including Computer Science,
Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Neuroscience and related
disciplines on the obvious problems of speech, NLP, and vision
processing, robotics, learning, reasoning, knowledge representation
and mobile/remote computing. Papers addressing this year's theme are
particularly welcome.

 CSNLP-8 CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKER

 *** Mark Steedman ***

 Division of Informatics
 University of Edinburgh, Scotland

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MARK STEEDMAN has recently become Professor of Cognitive Science in
the Division of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
after a move from the University of Pennsylvania, US where he was a
Professor of Computer and Infomation Science. He is a Fellow of the
American Association for Artificial Intelligence. His research spans
a wide range of issues in lingusitcs and computational linguistics,
artificial intelligence, computer science and cognitive science,
including syntax and semantics of natural languages and programming
languages, parsing and comprehension of natural language discourse by
humans and by machine, natural language generation, and spoken
discourse, as well as the analysis of music by humans and machines.
He has published widely in linguistic, computational, and
psychological arenas. Much of his current NLP research is addressed
to issues in spoken discourse and dialogue, especially the meaning of
intonation and prosody, using the framework of Combinatory Categorial
Grammar (CCG) which he helped to develop.
(http://www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk/~steedman/)
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 HOSTED BY: 
 THE COGNITIVE SCIENCE SOCIETY OF IRELAND (CSSI)
 2
 Artificial Intelligence Association of Ireland (AI)
 and
 National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway)
 GALWAY, IRELAND

 CHAIRS:
 Paul Mc Kevitt
 (Aalborg University, Denmark & University of Sheffield, England)
 Conn Mulvihill
 (National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway), Ireland) 
 Se/an /O Nuall/ain
 (Dublin City University, Ireland)

CSNLP-8 (LANGUAGE, VISION & MUSIC) PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:
Liam Bannon (University of Limerick & Xerox PARC, Stanford, US) 
John Barnden (University of Birmingham, England)
Bill Barry (University of Sarbruecken, Germany)
David Bell (University of Ulster, Jordanstown)
Niels Ole Bernsen (Odense University, Denmark)
Mike Brady (Oxford University, England) 
Derek Bridge (University College Cork)
Harry Bunt (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
Jon Campbell (University of Ulster, Magee)
Norman Creaney (University of Ulster, Coleraine)
Michel Denis (LIMSI-CNRS, Paris, France)
Koenraad de Smedt (University of Bergen, Norway)
Daniel Dennett (Tufts University, US)
Charles Fillmore (University of California, Berkeley, US)
Mikael Fernstrom (University of Limerick) 
John Fitch (University of Bath, England)
James Flanagan (Rutgers University, US) 
John Gammack (Murdoch University, Perth, Australia)
Erik Granum (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Niall Griffith (University of Limerick) 
ChengMing Guo (University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
Steven Harnad (University of Southampton, England)
Jerry Harper (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) 
Douglas Hofstadter (Indiana University, US)
Brian Karlsen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Mark Keane (University College Dublin) 
Shalom Lappin (King's College London, England)
Margaret Leahy (Trinity College Dublin)
Chin-Hui Lee (Lucent Technologies, US)
Bernard Levrat (LERIA, University of Angers, France)
James Martin (University of Colorado, US)
Mark Maybury (MITRE, Massachusetts, US)
Tony McEnery (Lancaster University, England)
Paul Mc Kevitt (Aalborg University & University of Sheffield)
Peadar Mc Kevitt (Global Information Partnership (GIP) Ltd., Dublin)
Barry McMullin (Dublin City University) 
Alex Monaghan (Dublin City University) 
Andrew Morris (IDIAP, Martigny, Switzerland)
Conn Mulvihill (National University of Ireland, Galway) 
Fergal Murray (The Melanie O Reilly Band, Dublin)
Fionn Murtagh (Queen's University Belfast)
Stephen Nachmanovitch (Free Play Productions, Los Angeles, US)
Yoshiki Niwa (Hitachi Limited, Tokyo, Japan)
John Nolan (The Melanie O Reilly Band, Dublin)
Diarmuid O Donoghue (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Greg O Hare (University College Dublin) 
Se/an /O Nuall/ain (Dublin City University)
Melanie O Reilly (The Melanie O Reilly Band, Dublin)
Padraig /O Seaghdha (Lehigh University, US)
Douglas O Shaughnessy (INRS-Telecom, University of Quebec, Canada)
Ryuichi Oka (RWC P, Tsukuba, Japan)
Naoyuki Okada (Kyushu University, Japan)
Derek Partridge (University of Exeter, England)
Gert Rickheit (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Jonathan Rowe (De Montford University, England)
Gerard Sabah (LIMSI-CNRS, Paris, France)
NNoel Sharkey (University of Sheffield, England)
Noel Sheehy (Queen's University Belfast) 
Arnold Smith (NRC, Ottawa, Canada)
Humphrey Sorensen (University College Cork)
Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
Keith Stenning (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
Oliviero Stock (IRST, Trento, Italy)
Kris Th/orisson (MIT Media Lab., Cambridge, US)
Peter Todd (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany)
Jun-Ichi Tsujii (University of Tokyo, Japan & UMIST, England)
David Vernon (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) 
Walther von Hahn (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Ipke Wachsmuth (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Paul Whelan (Dublin City University) 
Mary McGee-Wood (University of Manchester, England)
Michael Zock (LIMSI-CNRS, Paris, France)


THE COGNITIVE SCIENCE SOCIETY OF IRELAND (CSSI):
The aim of the CSSI is the promotion of cognitive science teaching
and research in the island of Ireland. Membership is open to anyone
anywhere who supports the goals of the organization. We are open to
further nominations for the steering committee. Membership is
IR #20 (IEP) (US DOLLARS $30) (STERLING #19).

Two already-established conferences will be run in Ireland by CSSI:
"The Cognitive Science of Natural Language Processing (CSNLP)", and
"Mind". Members will receive free electronic
copies of proceedings of both conferences, an annual newsletter, and
proceedings of the AGM. It is planned to establish a web page
which, over time, will offer an increasing range of services.
Initially, conference information, a membership form, and links to
other relevant web sites will be provided.
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION: http://www.compapp.dcu.ie/~jkellehe/CSSI/cssi.html
 http://www.umich.edu/~cogsci/latest/cssi.html

WORKSHOP FORMAT:
Our intention is to have as much interaction as possible during the
workshop and to stress panel sessions and discussion as much as formal
paper presentations. Plenary session will attempt to integrate themes
and topics of CSNLP-8.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Papers of not more than 8 A4 pages should be submitted by electronic
mail (ASCII plain text + preferably uuencoded compressed postscript)
to Paul Mc Kevitt at pmckcpk.auc.dk. If you cannot submit your paper
by E-mail please submit three copies to Paul Mc Kevitt by snail mail.

**** Submission Deadline: March 17, 1999
**** Notification Date: May 1, 1999
**** Camera ready Copy: June 1, 1999


PUBLICATION:
Workshop notes/preprints will be published. If there is sufficient
interest we will publish a book on the workshop.

WORKSHOP CHAIRS:
Paul Mc Kevitt
Center for PersonKommunikation (CPK)
vFredrik Bajers Vej 7-A5
Institute of Electronic Systems (IES)
Aalborg University
DK- 9220, Aalborg 
DENMARK.
E-mail: pmckcpk.auc.dk
FaX: (+45) 98 15 15 83 
Phone: (+45) 96 35 86 56
WWW: http://www.cpk.auc.dk/imm

Conn Mulvihill
Information Technology (IT) Centre
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
IRL- Galway, Co. Galway
IRELAND.
E-mail: connit.ucg.ie
FaX: (+353) -91-750501
Phone: (+353) -91-524411
WWW: http://www.it.ucg.ie/

Se/an /O Nuall/ain 
School of Computer Applications
Dublin City University
IRL- Dublin 9, Dublin
IRELAND.
E-mail: sean.onuallaincompapp.dcu.ie
FaX: (+353) -1-7045442
Phone: (+353) -1-7045073
WWW: http://www.compapp.dcu.ie/

SOCIAL:
This meeting will have a surplus of social events and a
planned conference tour is a boat trip of the Aran Islands.

CEILI:
It is intended that we organise at least one
Ceili during the Workshop and all participants are
invited to bring their musical instruments to participate.

GALWAY, IRELAND:
http://www.galway.net
http://www.galway.local.ie
http://www.galwayonline.ie

GALWAY, IRELAND is a twin-city of AALBORG, DENMARK

""CITY OF THE TRIBES "To hell or to Connaught" ordered Cromwell as the
dispossessed flocked west in their droves. The land may still be poor
but no-one these days would equate Connaught with hell. As anyone who
ever watched the sun go down on the famously beautiful Galway bay will
tell you, it's definitely more on the heavenly end of the spectrum. A
friendly sprawling city, Galway has all the amenities of a much larger
place yet maintains its laid-back vibe. As a University town, it is
incredibly youthful, culturally vibrant and undeniably
cosmopolitan. You can lose your shirt at the races or your inhibitions
at the oyster festival. A light mist will enhance your complexion as
you cycle over the salmon weir, along by the cathedral. Bring your
umbrella and prepare to have lots of fun....""
(see http://www.galway.local.ie)

EVENTS IRELAND:
http://www.emigrant.ie/calendar.htm

VISIT IRELAND:
http://www.ireland.travel.ie
http://www.iol.ie/~discover
http://www.local.ie
 related meetings:

 IJCAI-99 
 JULY 31 - AUGUST 6, 1999
 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
The above meetings will follow the Sixteenth International
Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-99) 
to be held in Stockholm, Sweden
(see http://www.dsv.su.se/ijcai-99/)

 7TH EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL ON LANGUAGE AND SPEECH COMMUNICATION
 ***************************************************************
 MULTIMODALITY IN LANGUAGE AND SPEECH SYSTEMS (MiLaSS)
 12-23 July 1999
 Stockholm, Sweden
 (http://www.speech.kth.se/milass)

 INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE IN MULTI-MODAL SYSTEMS
 JUNE 22 - JUNE 25, 1999
 Kloster Irsee, Germany 
 (http://www.cpk.auc.dk/ids99/)

 also soon:
 Tenth Irish Conference on
 Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS-99)
 (Wednesday 1st - Friday 3rd September, 1999)
 (University College Cork, Ireland)
 (http://www.cs.ucc.ie/aics99)

 Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference (IMVIP-99)
 8th - 9th September, 1999
 (Dublin City University, Ireland)
 (http://www.eeng.dcu.ie/~imvip99/imvip99.html)

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