LINGUIST List 9.1516

Fri Oct 30 1998

Calls: Semiotic Circle of CA, Cognitive Science

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  1. alan harris, Semiotic Circle of California
  2. HASIDA Koiti, Second International Conference on Cognitive Science

Message 1: Semiotic Circle of California

Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 06:23:11 -0800 (PST)
From: alan harris <>
Subject: Semiotic Circle of California

From: Irmengard Rauch <>


The Fourteenth Meeting of the Semiotic Circle of California will be held in
the Faculty Club of the University of California at Berkeley on
Saturday/Sunday, January 23-24, 1999. Please submit the form below by
December 15, 1998, for participation in the meeting. As customary, the
meeting will be an open topic research paper meeting. Reservations for
housing may be made directly to the Faculty Club at (510) 540-5678 or to
the Hotel Durant at (510) 845-8981.



_____I wish to attend.

_____I wish to present a paper.


Please submit a 100 word abstract (+disk) by 12/15/98.




CALIFORNIA BERKELEY; BERKELEY, CA 94720-3243; PHONE: (510)642-2003;
PHONE/FAX: (707)746-7480; E-MAIL:

 Alan C. Harris, Ph. D. TELNOS: main off: 818-677-2853
 Professor, Communication/Linguistics direct off: 818-677-2874
 Department of Communication Studies
 California State University, Northridge home: 818-366-3165
 COMMS-8257 CSUN FAX: 818-677-2663
 Northridge, CA 91330-8257 INTERNET email: ALAN.HARRISCSUN.EDU
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Message 2: Second International Conference on Cognitive Science

Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 01:46:13 +0900
From: HASIDA Koiti <>
Subject: Second International Conference on Cognitive Science

************************** CALL FOR PAPERS ***************************

 Second International Conference on Cognitive Science (ICCS'99)

 << Sponsored by The Japanese Cognitive Science Society >>

 Dates: July 27-30, 1999
 Location: International Convention Center at Waseda University
 Tokyo, Japan
 Abstract submissions due: January 31, 1999.


The Second International Conference on Cognitive Science Program$B!!(B
Committee invites abstracts for papers presenting research in broadly
defined studies of cognition. Pieces of work are welcome from, but
not limited to, cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence,
linguistics, philosophy, cognitive anthropology, social cognition,
neuroscience, brain studies and comparative cognition. Specific
encouragement is given to, but not limited to, interdisciplinary
topics such as studies on emotion, computer human interaction,
computer-supported collaborative work and learning, AI and games,
language acquisition, communication, connectionist models of cognitive
development, natural language processing and neural studies on memory
and higher-order cognition. We welcome international viewpoints, in
hope of bringing yet newer challenges to this growing
interdisciplinary research field.

The conference will be held at the International Convention Center at
Waseda University, Tokyo. For reservation, contact the local
arrangement person. Registration details will be announced soon. 


There will be oral and poster sessions at this conference. Oral
presentations will be given in English, with English manuscripts for
the proceedings. Poster presentations will be given either in English
or Japanese, with English or Japanese manuscripts. We will also
consider chances for poster presentations to be given in yet other
languages: If you are considering presenting your work in some other
language than either English or Japanese, please contact us at

Some plenary talks will be arranged to cover cutting-edge research
topics from various cognitive science research groups representing
Asia, Australia, Europe, the U.S., and other places where there has
been strong tradition of cognitive science research.

We are also in the process of organizing workshops and symposia to
highlight the international-interdisciplinary approach to this second
conference on studies of cognition. Comments and suggestions are
welcome at and


Abstracts of 2000 words (or 6,000 characters in case of Japanese) or
less for original work are invited on topics broadly related to
studies on cognition.

For oral presentations, please submit English abstract. If you
already have a full paper, we encourage you to submit it with the
abstract (URLs are fine). This full version can either be in English
or Japanese, though the abstract should be in English. This full
version is encouraged for securing high quality review. This does not
guarantee, even after acceptance, that the originally submitted full
version would automatically appear in the proceedings because of the
space availability. 

For posters, please submit abstracts either in English or in Japanese. 
The poster presentation, as well as the poster itself, can be given in
any language if you prefer, though the abstract and the proceedings
manuscript should be written either in English or in Japanese. Please
indicate in which language you prefer to present the work. We will
encourage attaching English captions to the posters when you choose to
give it in non-English languages.

Please send us four (4) anonymous copies of the abstract with a cover
sheet including author(s)'s name(s) and affiliations(s), contact
person's name and address, and the e-mail address (please add the fax
number if you have one). Also please identify the preferred
presentation style (we may need to ask you to present the work in
other format than your proposal). A template is provided below.

- --------------------------begin template----------------------------

Author's name and affiliation:
(repeat this line in case of multiple authors)
Contact person's name and address (if not the same as above):
Contact person's e-mail address:
Contact person's fax number:

Presentation title:
Genre of work:

Preferred presentation style (oral or poster):
Preferred language for presentation:

Other comments for reviewers:

- ---------------------------end template-----------------------------

The deadline for the abstract submission is January 31, 1999. E-mail
submission is welcome at We
will also prepare a webpage to accept abstract submissions.

The review results will be announced by the end of March. The
accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, where 6 to 8
pages are allocated for each presentation. For the accepted papers,
the camera-ready, hard copy manuscripts for the proceedings should be
sent by June 1, 1999 to :

 SCCS, Chukyo University, Toyota, 470-0393, JAPAN 
 (The postal-code is essential.)

Sorry, we do NOT plan to provide any editorial or printing help for
the manuscripts, and no e-mail submissions would be handled for the
camera-ready manuscripts.

 Abstract submissions due: January 31, 1999.
 Notification of acceptance: March 31, 1999.
 Camera ready manuscripts due: June 1, 1999.

We are looking forward to receiving high-quality, inspiring reports.
If you have any questions and/or suggestions feel free to contact us
at and/or

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 Yutaka Sayeki (U. of Tokyo)

 CHAIR: Shun Ishizaki (Keio U)
 CO-CHAIR: Yukio Otsu (Keio U)
 CO-CHIAR: Chungmin Lee (Seoul National U)

 CHAIR: Naomi Miyake (Chukyo U)

 CHAIR: Koiti Hasida (ETL)
 CO-CHAIR: Hiroaki Suzuki (Aoyama Gakuin U)

 Jin-Hyung Kim (KAIST)
 Razali Arof (U Malaysia Sarawak)
 Charles Ling (U of Western Ontario)
 Dedre Gentner (Northwestern U)
 Ken Forbus (Northwestern U)
 Marvin Minsky (MIT)
 Allan Collins (Boston College)

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Inquiries regarding presentations and abstract submission should be
addressed to: 
 Naomi Miyake (Chukyo University)
 or FAX: +81-565-46-1296

Inquiries regarding organization should be addressed to:
 Koiti Hasida (ETL) at

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We invite you to visit our web site at: 

to find additional information on the conference. 
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