LINGUIST List 15.48

Tue Jan 13 2004

Calls: Computational Ling/USA; Discourse/China

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  1. Stefano Basagni, MobiQuitous 2004
  2. x.shi, International Conference on Discourse and Cultural Transformation

Message 1: MobiQuitous 2004

Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 17:48:34 -0500 (EST)
From: Stefano Basagni <basagniECE.NEU.EDU>
Subject: MobiQuitous 2004


 MobiQuitous 2004

 The First Annual International Conference on
 Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services

 August 22-25, 2004 Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 (ACM sponsorship pending)

The combination of mobile and ubiquitous computing is emerging as a
promising new paradigm with the goal to provide computing and
communication services all the time, everywhere, transparently and
invisibly to the user, using devices embedded in the surrounding
physical environment. In this context, the communication devices, the
objects with which they interact, or both may be mobile. The
implementation of such a paradigm requires advances in wireless
network technologies and devices, development of infrastructures
supporting cognitive environments, and discovery and identification of
ubiquitous computing applications and services. The first ACM Annual
International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: networking
and services (Mobiquitous 04) will cover all these aspects,
representing a forum where practitioners and researchers coming from
the many areas involved in ubiquitous solutions design and deployment
will be able to interact exchanging the cross-layer experiences needed
to build the overall ubiquitous systems. Areas addressed by the
conference include: applications, service-oriented computing,
middleware, networking, agents, knowledge management and databases.

PAPERS: Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished
research, not currently under review by another conference or journal,
are solicited. The conference is interested in contributions
addressing all the areas associated with mobile and ubiquitous
architectures, infrastructure and services. Technical works clearly
identifying how the specific contributions fit to an overall working
solution are particularly of interest. Topics include, but are not
limited to, the following feature topics:

* Ubiquitous architectures and systems
* Wearable computing and personal area network
* Wireless technologies for mobile and ubiquitous communications
 (Bluetooth, ZigBee, 802.15.x, WiFi)
* Wireless Internet access in ubiquitous systems
* Reconfigurability and personalization of wireless network
* Service discovery mechanisms, knowledge discovery, matching and
 composition mechanisms
* Wireless/mobile service management and delivery
* Security, privacy and social issues of mobile and ubiquitous systems
* Peer-to-peer knowledge management
* Emerging industrial/business scenarios
* Multimodal interfaces (speech, video kinetic, tactile)
* Smart spaces
* Ad hoc and sensor networking
* Localization and tracking
* Context and location aware application
* Multimedia encoding and transcoding
* Middleware services
* Agent technologies in ubiquitous, wearable, and mobile systems
* Hardware and software platforms for ubiquitous systems, and testbeds
* User interfaces
* Toolkits, development environments, and languages for ubiquitous
* Ontologies for mobile and ubiquitous computing

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: All paper submissions will be handled
electronically (see the conference web page for details). Authors
should prepare a Portable Document Format (PDF) or postscript version
of their full paper. Papers must not exceed 8 pages double column (US
Letter size, 8.5 x 11 inches) including text, figures and
references. The font size must be at least 10 points.

PUBLICATION: All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by
technical program committee members. Accepted papers will be published
in the conference proceedings. Papers of particular merit will be
proposed for publication in the ACM/Kluwer Wireless Networks journal.

TUTORIALS: Proposals for tutorials are solicited. Evaluation of
tutorial proposals will be based on the expertise and experience of
the instructors, and on the relevance of the subject matter.
Potential instructors are requested to submit a tutorial proposal of
at most 5 pages, including a biographical sketch, to the Tutorial
Chair by March 1, 2004.

DEMOS: Proposals for research and industrial demos are solicited. A
maximum of 3 pages should be submitted which include a description of
the demo and needed equipment. Proposals should be submitted to the
Demo Chair by March 1, 2004 (responses will be given by April 30,

Paper registration deadline: FEBRUARY 6 2004, 11:59pm PST
Paper submission deadline: FEBRUARY 13 2004, 11:59pm PST
Notification of acceptance: APRIL 30 2004
Camera-ready version due: MAY 15 2004

Papers submitted to MobiQuitous 2004 must be registered with EDAS by
11:59pm, PST, February 6, 2004. The deadline for submitting a
registered paper is 11:59pm, PST, February 13, 2004.


* General Co-Chairs
 Imrich Chlamtac
 University of Texas at Dallas, U.S.A.

 Fausto Giunchiglia
 Universita` di Trento, Italy

* General Vice Co-Chairs
 Michele Zorzi
 Universita` di Padova, Italy

 Valentina Tamma
 University of Liverpool, U.K.

* Program Co-Chairs
 Tom La Porta
 Penn State University, U.S.A.

 Chiara Petrioli
 Universita` di Roma "La Sapienza," Italy

 Tim Finin
 Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, U.S.A.

 Chiara Ghidini
 ITC-IRST, Trento, Italy

* Tutorial Chair
 Mani Srivastava
 Univ. of California Los Angeles, U.S.A.

* Publicity Co-Chairs
 Stefano Basagni
 Northeastern University, U.S.A.

 Ilya Zaihrayeu
 Universita` di Trento, Italy

* Registration Chair
 Robin Kravets
 Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.

* Demo Chair
 Yannis Labrou
 Fujitsu Labs of America, U.S.A.

* Local Arrangements Chair
 Prithwish Basu
 BBN Technologies, U.S.A.

* Publication Chair
 Roger Whitaker
 Cardiff University, U.K.
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Message 2: International Conference on Discourse and Cultural Transformation

Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 22:08:10 -0500
From: x.shi <>
Subject: International Conference on Discourse and Cultural Transformation

International Conference on Discourse and Cultural Transformation

9-Oct-2004 - 13-Oct-2004, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Call for Papers

Cultural imperialism is one of the most fundamental and pressing
problems in contemporary ordinary and disciplinary life. To initiate
an international forum on how discourse research can promote cultural
co-existence and harmony, we will host an international conference at
Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China) between 9th and 13th of October,
2004. We hope to bring together scholars in language and
communication, cultural studies, literary criticism, anthropology,
education, sociology, psychology and other social disciplines and from
a diversity of cultural backgrounds. In this forum, we shall take up
philosophical, theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives
on discourse studies with a view to undermining discourses of cultural
repression and advocating new discourses of cultural cohesion.

Topics include:
*The relationship between discourse and culture
*Cross-fertilisation between cultural studies and discourse studies
*Postcolonialism, diaspora and discourse theory 
*Cultural imperialism in language/communication/discourse scholarship
*The international position of non-western scholarship in
*The study of non-western discourses
*Intercultural communication and critical pedagogy
*Discourse studies in China

Please submit a full A4 page abstract, indicating:

1) intellectual backgrounds
2) the central topic and thesis
3) analytical material

The selection process will match these contents against the proposed
themes of the conference.

All abstracts should be received by 31 March 2004. You will receive
notification of the acceptance of your proposal by 30 April 2004.

We seek to publish a selection of the papers with an international

For submission see:


'Discourse and Cultural Transformation' Conference
Zhejiang University
School of International Studies
Zijingang Campus
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, CHINA
Tel:(0086) 571 88206252 88206044
Fax:(0086) 571 88206179
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