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LINGUIST List 19.1636

Thu May 22 2008

Calls: Comp Ling, Lang Documentation/UK; General Ling/Singapore

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <okkilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Briony Williams, Global Understanding in Multi[lingual|modal|media]
        2.    Kay O'Halloran, 4th International Conference on Multimodality

Message 1: Global Understanding in Multi[lingual|modal|media]
Date: 22-May-2008
From: Briony Williams <b.williamsbangor.ac.uk>
Subject: Global Understanding in Multi[lingual|modal|media]
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Full Title: Global Understanding in Multi[lingual|modal|media]
Short Title: GUM3

Date: 22-Aug-2008 - 23-Aug-2008
Location: Bangor, UK, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Delyth Prys
Meeting Email: d.prysbangor.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.gum3c.org/english/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Language Documentation;
Lexicography; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-May-2008

Meeting Description:

Global Understanding in Multilingual, Multimodal and Multimedia Contexts (GUM3C)

The World Language Documentation Centre, together with Bangor University, is
holding a major multidisciplinary conference to celebrate 2008 as the UN
International Year of Languages, August 22-23, 2008.

The deadline for accepting abstracts for papers has been extended to 30 May 2008.

Call for Papers

Full papers and poster submissions are invited for peer-review that present
original and unpublished contributions to the themes of:

- protection, curation and preservation of languages and cultures
- resources for less-resourced languages
- infrastructural support for multilingualism
- language description and documentation
- ethnicity, identity and language
- multimodal communications and support for disabilities
- web-corpus linguistics
- challenges and benefits of the multilingual internet
- multimedia ontologies and the semantic/pragmatic web

and topics generally related to challenges for terminologies, lexica,
ontologies, and related content resources.

Call for workshops:
Submissions for dedicated workshops are encouraged. Workshop organizers should
submit calls to the conference committee, identifying target audience, workshop
topics, workshop organizers and their affiliations. Workshops aimed at SMEs and
the software, translation and creative industry sectors are especially welcome.
The conference has the use of a dedicated IT suite with 25 computer terminals
for the conference (details can be found here) and so is able to host specialist
hands-on workshops. Other seminar rooms available have good quality presentation
equipment including data projectors and large screens.

Important Dates:
- Submission deadline: May 30, 2008
- Notification: June 15, 2008
- Registration and camera ready copy: June 30, 2008

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5'' x 11'' (two columns IEEE format:). Full
papers should not exceed 8 pages. Poster submissions not exceeding 4 pages. Word
template and formatting instructions can be found here.

All initial enquiries should be sent to infothewldc.org

Administrative Committee:
Debbie Garside (Chair) , CEO WLDC
Delyth Prys (Secretary), Bangor University, UK
Chris Cox, GLMDR Quality and Compliance Manager
Mike Roberts, Chairman, BSI/TC TS/1
Lee Gillam, University of Surrey, UK.
Anja Drame, Info Term
Eva-Maria Leitner, Language Standards for Global Business Chairperson

Scientific Committee:
Anja Drame, InfoTerm
Anthony Aristar, Linguist List
Chris Cox, GLMDR Quality and Compliance Manager
Debbie Garside, CEO, WLDC
Delyth Prys, Bangor University
Don Osborn, Bisharat
Doug Ewell, IETF
Eva-Maria Leitner, Language Standards for Global Business Chairperson
Gerard Meijssen, OmegaWiki
Gerhard Budin, Chairman, ISO/TC 37 SC2
Havard Hjulstad, Chairman, ISO/TC 37 and ISO/TC 37 SC2 WG1
Jennifer de Camp, MITRE
John Cowan, IETF
Jonathan Amith, Yale University
Karen Broome, Industry Expert
Khaled Fattal, CEO, Multilingual Internet Names Consortium
Laurent Romary, Director, Max-Planck Digital Library
Lee Gillam, University of Surrey
Maosong Sun, Tsinghua University Beijing
Martin Benjamin, Kamusi Project
Michael Everson, Unicode Consortium Registrar for ISO 15924
Mike Roberts, Chairman, BSI/TC TS/1
Peter Austin, SOAS
Peter Wittenburg, Technical Director, Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Sue Ellen Wright, Kent State University Institute for Applied Linguistics

Social Events:
The timing of the conference will coincide with The Bryn Terfel Gala and
participants will be able to enjoy the evening concerts at this internationally
renowned festival. See http://www.brynfest.com for more details.

Travel and Accommodation:
Good quality accommodation is available at a reasonable Price at Bangor
University either at the Business Management Centre or at the Halls of
Residence. All rooms are en-suite and have Internet facilities etc.

Airports with Transport Links to Bangor
Both Liverpool and Manchester airports are within a 1.5 hour drive from Bangor.
London airports are also within reach and may be combined with rail travel.

Bangor is located on the direct London to Holyhead railway line.

There is also the possibility of a shuttle bus for people coming in via
Manchester airport.

Dublin is also possible for people flying in - fast ferry is only 99 minutes to
Holyhead and a 20 minute ride to Bangor.
Message 2: 4th International Conference on Multimodality
Date: 21-May-2008
From: Kay O'Halloran <4icomnus.edu.sg>
Subject: 4th International Conference on Multimodality
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Full Title: 4th International Conference on Multimodality

Date: 30-Jul-2008 - 01-Aug-2008
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Contact Person: Hanizah Ali
Meeting Email: 4icomnus.edu.sg
Web Site: http://multimodal-analysis-lab.org/conf/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2008

Meeting Description:

Fourth International Conference on Multimodality (4-ICOM), Singapore

This is the final call for papers and registration for the Fourth International
Conference on Multimodality (4-ICOM) taking place in Singapore 30 July-1 August

Closing dates: 1 June 2008 (abstracts) and 7 June 2008 (registration)

Please see 4-ICOM website (http://multimodal-analysis-lab.org/conf/) for further
information and downloadable conference poster.

Email enquiries: 4icomnus.edu.sg

4-ICOM features the following plenary speakers:

Anthony Baldry (University of Messina, Italy)
John Bateman (University of Bremen, Germany)
Greg Clancey (National University of Singapore)
Carey Jewitt (University of London, United Kingdom)
Kevin Judd (University of Western Australia, Australia)
Lev Manovich (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Radan Martinec (IKONA Research Consulting, USA)
Michael O'Toole (Murdoch University, Australia)
Jeffrey Shaw (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Paul Thibault (University of Agder, Norway)
Theo van Leeuwen (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
Eija Ventola (University of Helskinki, Finland)
Lonce Wyse (National University of Singapore)

4-ICOM is run in conjunction with the International Symposium on Electronic Arts
(ISEA2008) and 4-ICOM conference participants have free access to ISEA2008
digital media exhibitions and galleries.

Look forward to receiving your abstract and those not registered, please sign up!

All best regards, Kay O'Halloran (on behalf of the 4-ICOM Organising Committee)

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