LINGUIST List 11.2738

Sun Dec 17 2000

Calls: Modeling/Using Context, Himalayan Languages

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  1. context-owner, Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Context
  2. Anju Saxena, 7th Himalayan Languages Symposium

Message 1: Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Context

Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 12:40:04 -0500
From: context-owner <>
Subject: Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Context

 CONTEXT'01: Third International Conference on
 Modeling and Using Context

 Dundee, Scotland
 July 27-30, 2001
 (mirrored at

The Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and
Using Context (CONTEXT'01) aims at providing a high quality forum for
discussions on context among researchers active in Artificial Intelligence,
Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Linguistics, Organizational Sciences,
Philosophy, and Psychology.

The importance of the notion of context is widely acknowledged, as evidenced
by the numerous workshops, symposia, and seminars on context held recently
(see the Context Web Site). The CONTEXT series of conferences has a unique
place among these due to its strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research.
The first conference in this series (CONTEXT'97) was held in Rio de Janeiro
in 1997. The second conference (CONTEXT'99) was held in Trento in 1999; see for details.


The following topics, in which contexts can be studied and/or applied, are
indicative of the scope of the conference:

 * Case-Based Reasoning
 * Cognitive Modeling
 * Commonsense Reasoning
 * (Active) Databases
 * Decision Support Systems
 * Distributed Information Systems
 * Formal Theories of Context
 * Heterogeneous Information Integration
 * Human-Computer Interaction
 * Information Management
 * Intelligent Internet Systems
 * Intelligent Tutoring Systems
 * Knowledge Engineering
 * Knowledge Management
 * Knowledge Representation
 * Machine Learning
 * Multi-Agent Systems
 * Natural Language Processing
 * Natural Language Semantics
 * Organizational Contexts
 * Philosophical Foundations
 * Pragmatics

This is not an exhaustive list; other contributions on context are welcome.


As was the case with CONTEXT'99, the proceedings of CONTEXT'01 will be
published by Springer-Verlag as a volume in their series Lecture Notes in
Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), a subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS). Copies of the volume will be distributed to registered
participants at the conference. Publication of an accepted paper in the
proceedings will be conditional upon two things: presentation of the paper
during the conference and registration of at least one of its authors at the


CONTEXT'01 is meant to provide an interdisciplinary forum. All submissions,
in addition to being evaluated for their technical and theoretical merit,
will be evaluated for their accessibility to an interdisciplinary community.
Accordingly, works that transcend their disciplinary boundaries are
especially encouraged.

Each submission will be evaluated by three referees.

Submissions must include in their first page: title, author's name,
affiliation, complete mailing address, phone/fax numbers, e-mail address,
and an abstract. Prospective authors are strongly advised to see the sample
paper at:

 * or

for the formatting requirements. It is crucial to note that papers cannot be
longer than 14 pages. Detailed information for authors is available at

Only electronic submissions (PostScript or PDF file only, named with the
first author's name and last name, e.g. or John-Doe.pdf) are
acceptable. It would be wise to use a well-known compression utility (e.g.
compress or gzip) before a paper is e-mailed. If one foresees problems in
submitting his/her paper in one of the allowed electronic formats and would
like to send hardcopy instead, then he/she should send e-mail to one of the
Program Co-Chairs well in advance of the submission deadline and seek
advice. LNCS is now published both in print and in a full-text electronic
version; therefore, the electronic files are indispensable.

Submitted papers should be received by the Conference Chair no later than
February 2, 2001:

 Paolo Bouquet
 CONTEXT'01 Conference Chair
 Department of Computer Science
 University of Trento
 Via Inama, 5
 I-38100 Trento, Italy
 tel: +39 461 882135
 fax: +39 461 882124


CONTEXT'01 expands the format of CONTEXT'97 and CONTEXT'99 in that
specialized workshops are planned to let participants discuss emerging,
narrow, and technical issues related to context. Proposals for specialized
workshops should be sent to the Workshops Chair by March 2, 2001:

 Massimo Benerecetti
 CONTEXT'01 Workshops Chair
 Department of Physical Sciences
 University of Naples "Federico II"
 Complesso Monte Santangelo
 via Cinthia
 80126 Napoli, Italy

A proposal should consist of the following items: workshop title, address
and short bio of the workshop director, one-page synopsis of the workshop,
addresses of workshop speakers who have already committed to making
presentations, and tentative titles of the presentations.

It is up to the workshop director to decide whether the workshop speakers
also prepare written versions of their presentations. In any case, there
will not be a formal written record of the workshops. A workshop director is
free to prepare an informal report or a collection of handouts incorporating
the material discussed in his/her workshop.


 Paper submission deadline February 2, 2001

 Workshop proposal submission deadline March 2, 2001

 Notification of acceptance/rejection for all submissions April 2, 2001

 Deadline for final versions of accepted papers (in LNAI May 4, 2001

 Conference July 27-30, 2001


 Patrick Blackburn, Computerlinguistick, University of Saarland,
 Herbert Clark, Psychology Department, Stanford University
 Jerry Hobbs, SRI International, Menlo Park, California
 Alex Lascarides, Division of Informatics, University of Edinburgh,
 John Perry, Philosophy Department, Stanford University, California


 Paolo Bouquet (


 Rich Thomason (
 Varol Akman (


 Massimo Benerecetti (


 Roy Turner (


 Roger Young (


 Paolo Bouquet (
 Patrick Brezillon (
 Rich Thomason (
 Varol Akman (
 Roger Young (
 Gilles Fauconnier (
 Fausto Giunchiglia (
 Carlo Penco (
 Francois Recanati (
 Luciano Serafini (


 Paolo Bouquet (
 Patrick Brezillon (
 Rich Thomason (
 Varol Akman (
 Roy Turner (
 Massimo Benerecetti (


 Roger Young (
 Neil Cooper (
 Roy Dyckhoff (
 Alex Lascarides (
 Wayne Murray (
 Nick Taylor (


 Daniel Andler Universite de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV),
 Horacio Arlo Costa Carnegie Mellon University, USA
 Kent Bach San Francisco State University, USA
 Carla Bazzanella Universit� di Torino, Italy
 David Beaver Stanford University, USA
 Matteo Bonifacio Arthur Andersen Italia, Italy
 Cristiano Castelfranchi National Research Council, Italy
 Jean-Charles Pomerol DRITT, UPMC, France
 Herbert Clark Stanford University, USA
 Christo Dichev North Carolina A&M State University
 Bruce Edmonds Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
 Paul Feltovich Southern Illinois University School of
 Medicine, USA
 Tim Fernando Trinity College, Ireland
 Anita Fetzer Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany
 Michael Fisher Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
 Claude Frasson University of Montreal, Canada
 Chiara Ghidini Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
 Alain Giboin Unite de Recherche Sophia-Antipolis,
 Pat Hayes The University of West Florida, USA
 Jerry Hobbs SRI International, USA
 Lucja Iwanska Wayne State University, USA
 Ruth Kempson King's College, UK
 Ewan Klein University of Edinburgh, UK
 Yves Kodratoff Universit� Paris-Sud, France
 Boicho Kokinov New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria
 Jose Luis Bermudez University of Stirling, UK
 Mark Maybury MITRE Corporation, USA
 Bernard Moulin Universit� Laval, Canada
 John Mylopoulos University of Toronto, Canada
 Rolf Nossum Agder University College, Norway
 John Perry Stanford University, USA
 Stefano Predelli Universitetet i Oslo, Norway
 Marina Sbisa Universit� di Trieste, Italy
 Carles Sierra CSIC-Spanish Scientific Research
 Council, Spain
 Munindar Singh North Carolina State University, USA
 Steffen Staab University of Karlsruhe, Germany
 Robert Stalnaker MIT, USA
 Jason Stanley Cornell University, USA
 Mike Tanenhaus University of Rochester, USA


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Message 2: 7th Himalayan Languages Symposium

Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2000 12:21:49 +0100
From: Anju Saxena <>
Subject: 7th Himalayan Languages Symposium

***** Call for Papers *****


Uppsala University
Uppsala, Sweden
September 7-9, 2001

Plenary Speaker: Professor Bernd Heine, University of Cologne

Workshop: Language change in the Tibeto-Burman area
Main speaker: James Matisoff (University of California, Berkeley)
Workshop organizer: Jadranka Gvozdanovic (University of Mannheim, Germany)

The Himalayan Languages Symposium brings together scholars working on 
languages and language communities of the greater Himalayan region: 
north-western and north-eastern India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Tibetan 
Plateau, northern Burma and Sichuan, and Nuristan, Baltistan and the 
Burushaski-speaking area in the west.

We invite abstracts for presentations on topics including, but not limited to:

-	Descriptions of lesser-known languages
-	Language change and variation
-	Multilingualism and language contact
-	Historical-comparative studies
-	Typological studies
-	Field reports
-	Corpus-based analysis
-	Language death and language preservation
-	Language policy and language planning
-	Ethnology and folklore
-	Himalayan languages and new technologies

Abstracts should be no longer than one page with one-inch margins using at 
least an 11-point font. Along with the abstract, please enclose a separate 
page specifying the authors' affiliation, address, and e-mail address. 
Abstracts may be submitted electronically (as an attached file in RTF, 
postscript, PDF or MS Word format).

* Abstract due: 1 February, 2001
* Acceptance notification: 1 March, 2001
* Symposium: 7-9 September, 2001

Pre-registration (before June 30): $45 (faculty), $25 (students)
Registration at conference site: $50 (faculty), $30 (students)

�sten Dahl, Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University
Gunilla Gren-Eklund, Department of African and Asian Languages, Uppsala 
Anju Saxena, Department of Linguistics, Uppsala University

For any information related to the HLS-7, please contact:
Anju Saxena
Department of Linguistics
Uppsala University
Box 527
SE-751 20 Uppsala

phone: +46-18-471 14 57
fax: +46-18-471 14 16

Workshop organization and contact information:
Jadranka Gvozdanovic
Faculty of Philosophy, Slavic Dept., University of Mannheim,
Schloss EW 327, D-68131 Mannheim, Germany, Europe.
fax: +49 621 181 2291
phone: +49 621 181 2402.

The Permanent Secretariat for this annual Symposium is maintained at Leiden 
University in the Netherlands.

News about the symposium will also be posted on the symposium's Web page at


Seventh Himalayan Languages Symposium
Uppsala University
7-9 September, 2001




Mailing address:	

E-mail address:	

I intend to participate: Yes / No

I intend to present a paper: Yes / No

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Please send this form to:
Anju Saxena
Department of Linguistics
Uppsala University
Box 527
SE-751 20 Uppsala
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