LINGUIST List 14.726

Wed Mar 12 2003

Calls: Generative Ling, Korea/Multimodal Communication

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  1. kimsy, 4th Generative Linguistics in the Old World in Asia 2003
  2. patrizia, 1st Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication

Message 1: 4th Generative Linguistics in the Old World in Asia 2003

Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 04:57:41 +0000
From: kimsy <>
Subject: 4th Generative Linguistics in the Old World in Asia 2003

4th Generative Linguistics in the Old World in Asia 2003 

Short Title: Glow in Asia
Date: 21-AUG-03 - 24-AUG-03
Location: Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Contact: Keun-Won Sohn
Contact Email: 
Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2003

Meeting Description:

THE 4th GLOW IN ASIA 2003, an international conference on theoretical
linguistics, will be held at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea,
on August 21-23, 2003. Two additional workshops focusing on scrambling
and wh-movement will be held on August 24, 2003. 



Local Organizers
The Korean Generative Grammar Circle
The Institute for Linguistic Research, Seoul National University

Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2003 (Extended!)

Abstracts for the main session are invited from all areas of
theoretical linguistics. The main session will consist of
approximately 20 talks. Each speaker will be allotted 45 minutes with
15 minutes for discussion. Abstracts for the two workshops on
scrambling and wh-movement are also invited. Each presentation for the
workshops will be allotted 20 minutes with 10 minutes for
discussion. Please specify whether your abstract is for the main
session or for one of the workshops. An author may submit at most one
individual and one joint abstract.

Invited Speakers:
Main Session:	Anders Holmberg (University of Durham)
Workshops:	Mamoru Saito (Nanzan University), Norvin Richards (MIT)

Abstract Submission (both for the main session and for the workshops)

1. Abstracts can be submitted either by e-mail or by regular mail. 
2. Abstracts that arrive after March 31, 2003 will not be accepted. 
3. If you e-mail your abstract, 
- please submit it as an attachment in PDF, MS WORD, or HWP formats,
addressed to:
- in the subject line of your mail, write ''Glow Abstract''.
- in the text of your mail, please write the following: whether it is
for the main session or for the workshops, the title of the paper, the
author's name, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone
number, status (student or non-student)
4. If you send your abstract by regular mail, please send
- 10 copies of an anonymous two-page abstract, 1-inch margins on all
four sides,12pt font,
- a camera-ready original of the abstract with the author's name and
affiliation, and
- a separate sheet indicating whether it is for the main session or
for the workshop, the title of the paper, the author's name,
affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and
status (student or non-student)
- to:	
 THE 4th GLOW IN ASIA Selection Committee
 c/o Prof. Keun-Won Sohn 
 Hannam University
 Dept. of English Education
 133 Ojung-dong Daeduk-gu 
 Daejeon, Korea (zip code: 306-791)

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Message 2: 1st Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication

Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 06:18:08 +0000
From: patrizia <>
Subject: 1st Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication

First Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication 

Short Title: MMNordic03
Date: 25-Sep-2003 - 26-Sep-2003
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact: Patrizia Paggio
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Science
Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2003

Meeting Description:

This is the first Nordic symposium on multimodal communication. It
aims to bring together researchers from all disciplines studying
multimodal interaction. The symposium, which is organised by the
Nordic network on multimodal interaction Mumin, continues a tradition
established by the Swedish symposia on Multimodal Communication held
in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.

The workshop will be of interest to anyone studying multimodal
communication, and deal with theoretical as well as practical research
issues related to multimodal communication. In particular, we would
like to address the question of the extent to which insights coming
from human communication can be used to design and build good
multimodal applications. Topics addressed in the symposium cover all
aspects of multimodal communication, such as:

 Multimodal human computer interaction and conversational agents 
 Human interaction 
 Mediated human interaction in multimodal media 
 Dialogue management for multimodal communication 
 Investigations on multimodal interaction 
 Multimodal corpora 
 Gestures and their interpretation 
 Modality fusion 
 Methods for the development of multimodal dialogue systems 
 Development and maintenance of shared knowledge sources in
multimodal applications
 Techniques for automatic construction of ontologies for
multimodal systems
 Investigations of how a domain ontology can be used by the
different modules in a multimodal dialogue system
 Machine-learning techniques applied to multimodal systems 
 Evaluation methods for multimodal systems 


Potential participants are invited to submit extended abstracts on the
topics outlined above. Submissions should be no longer than 6 (six)
pages. Electronic submissions (in postscript format) should be sent

The accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings
which will be distributed to each participant.

Important dates

First Call for papers: March 7, 2003 
Second Call for papers: March 20, 2003 
Deadline for submissions: April 30, 2003 
Notification of acceptance: June 2, 2003 
Camera ready version: July 31, 2003 
Workshop: September 25-26, 2003 

Program Committee

�sa Abelin
Elisabeth Ahls�n
Lars Ahrenberg
Jens Allwood
Niels Ole Bernsen
Tom Br�ndsted
Nils Dahlb�ck
Laila Dybkj�r
John Paulin Hansen
Aulikki Hyrskykari
Lars Bo Larsen
Marjo M�enp��
Costanza Navarretta
Roope Raisamo
Kari-Jouko R�ih�
Kerstin Severinson-Eklundh 

Organizing Committee

 Patrizia Paggio 
 Center for Sprogteknologi 
 Njalsgade 80 
 2300 CPH S, Denmark 
 tel: +45 35 32 90 72 
 fax: +45 35 32 90 89 

 Kristiina Jokinen 
 Media Lab,University of Art and Design Helsinki, and University of
 H�meentie 135 C 
 FIN-00530 Helsinki, Finland 
 tel: +358-9-7563-0269 
 fax: +358-9-7563-0555 

 Arne J�nsson 
 Department of Computer and Information Science 
 Link�ping University 
 S-581 83 Link�ping, Sweden 
 tel: +46 13 281717 
 fax: +46 13 142231 
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