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Wed 15 Jun 1994

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  1. D Adger, Applications of Logic Conference
  2. Mark Williams, Professional Conference Announcement

Message 1: Applications of Logic Conference

Date: Tue, 14 Jun 1994 12:00:53 Applications of Logic Conference
From: D Adger <>
Subject: Applications of Logic Conference

 Institute for Mathematics and its Applications

 Conference on

 The University of York, England
 Monday 27--Wednesday 29 March 1995

 logic n. 1. a. the science of reasoning, proof, thinking or
 inference. ...

 application n. ... 3. a. relevance. b. the use to which
 something can or should be put. ...

 ---Concise Oxford Dictionary, 8th edition.


The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications is the professional
body for mathematicians in the U.K. As part of its programme to
promote the application of all branches of mathematics it is
organising a conference on the applications of mathematical logic.

Papers are solicited on any aspect of the application of logic to any
domain of discourse. Domains of discourse include, but are not
limited to: Automatic Reasoning; Cognitive Science; Computer Science;
Legal Reasoning; Linguistics; Machine Learning; Medical Practice; and
Planning and Modelling. Papers in fields not in this list are also
welcome. Contributions are welcome from domain experts who have
applied logic to their own domain as well as from logicians.


Papers accepted for the conference will be distributed at the
conference. Selected papers, revised in the light of the conference,
will be formally published in an official proceedings after a further


Send eight (8) copies of an extended abstract (between two (2) and
three (3) sides of A4, or similar), of your paper to: Pamela Irving,
The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, 16 Nelson Street,
SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, SS1~1EF, England, marked ``Applications of Logic''.


Submission of extended abstract: Friday, 16 December 1994
Notification of acceptance: Friday, 3 February 1995
Full (draft) paper: Friday, 3 March 1995


David Adger (York, UK)
Pierre Bieber (CERT-ONERA, France)
Jeremy Jacob (York, UK)
William Farmer (MITRE, USA)
Joshua Guttman (MITRE, USA)
Craig MacNish (York, UK)
Luis Moniz Pereira (Lisboa, Portugal)
David Pym (Birmingham, UK)
Lincoln Wallen (Oxford, UK)
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Message 2: Professional Conference Announcement

Date: Tue, 14 Jun 1994 12:05:18 Professional Conference Announcement
From: Mark Williams <>
Subject: Professional Conference Announcement


 Sixth National/International Conference of the Williams Syndrome Association


 University of California, San Diego July 26-28, 1994

Williams syndrome is a genetic neurodevelopmental disorder involving
characteristic facial appearance and heart defect, and displaying startling
dissociations between and within domains of higher cognitive functioning.
Recent breakthroughs focusing on Williams syndrome in Medical Genetics
(implicating chromosome 7), Cognitive Neuropsychology, and Brain Mapping make
this an opportune time to disseminate the new knowledge and its implications.

The Conference is hosted jointly by the Williams Syndrome Association, The Salk
Institute for Biological Studies, and UCSD School of Medicine.


Welcoming Remarks: Dr. Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Laureate, The Salk Institute
Overview: Drs. Colleen Morris and Ursula Bellugi, Co-Organizers
Poster Sessions and Reception


o Williams Syndrome: A Window to the Architecture of Mind and Brain

Ursula Bellugi, Ed.D., Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience, The Salk Institute
Carolyn Mervis, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Emory University
Jacqueline Bertrand, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Emory University
Virginia Volterra, Ph.D., Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome

o Dissociations in Higher Cognitive Functions in Williams Syndrome

Susan Carey, Ph.D., Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, MIT
Michael Rossen, Ph.D., Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience, The Salk Institute
Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Ph.D., MRC Cognitive Development Unit, London
Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Univ. of Massachusetts

o New Methods of Brain Imaging: The Neural Basis of Williams Syndrome

Helen Neville, Ph.D., Laboratory for Neuropsychology, UCSD
Albert Galaburda, M.D., Neurology Unit, Harvard Medical School
Terry Jernigan, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, UCSD
Eric Courchesne, Ph.D., Neuropsychology Research Lab, Children's Hospital, SD
Barbara Pober, M.D., Department of Genetics, Yale University
Paul Wang, M.D., Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience, The Salk Institute

 THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1994

o Medical Complications, Latest Diagnostic Techniques, and Treatments

Greg Ensing, M.D., Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Indiana University
Ronald Lacro, M.D., Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, Boston
Kenneth Lee Jones, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, UCSD
Lynne Bird, M.D., Genetics and Dysmorphology, Children's Hospital, San Diego
Paige Kaplan, M.D., Clinical Metabolism, Children's Hospital, Philadelphia
Barbara Pober, M.D., Department of Genetics, Yale University
Seth Schulman, M.D., Division of Nephrology, Children's Hospital, Philadelphia

o The Molecular Genetics of Williams Syndrome

Colleen Morris, M.D., Medical Genetics and Dysmorphology, University of Nevada
Mark Keating, M.D., Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, University of Utah
Frank Greenberg, M.D., Molecular & Human Genetics, Texas Children's Hospital
Robert Mecham, Ph.D., Cell Biology, Washington University School of Medicine

o Unusual Personality and Temperament in Williams Syndrome

Paul Ekman, Ph.D., Langley Porter Neuropsychological Institute, UCSF
Judy Reilly, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, San Diego State University
Jo-Anne Finnegan, Ph.D., Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Karen Levine, Ph.D., Children's Hospital, Boston

o Implications for Clinicians, Educators, and Parents

Paul Wang, M.D., Eleanor Semel, Ed.D.; Martin Levinson, M.D.; Colleen Morris,
M.D.; Karen Levine, Ph.D.; Joseph Vaal, Ph.D.; Abraham Rothman, M.D.

 o Posters on display throughout sessions; Program subject to change
 Continuing Medical Education credits through UCSD School of Medicine
Continuing Education Units through American Speech/Language/Hearing Association


To receive a registration packet, send full identifying information: Name,
Institution and Department, Complete Address, Zip Code, and Phone Number to:

 WSA Professional Conference
 UCSD Conference Services
 9500 Gilman Drive, Dept. 0513
 La Jolla, CA 92093-0513
 Phone: (619) 534-4220
 Fax: (619) 534-2042
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