LINGUIST List 9.36

Sun Jan 11 1998

Calls: TAG+ Workshop, Facial Information Processing

Editor for this issue: Martin Jacobsen <>

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  1. Jennifer MacDougall, TAG+ WORKSHOP
  2. Itiel Dror, Facial Information Processing

Message 1: TAG+ WORKSHOP

Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 17:16:41 EST
From: Jennifer MacDougall <>


The fourth workshop on tree-adjoining grammars and related frameworks
(hence the + after TAG) will be held at the Institute for Research in
Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania in August 1998,
from August 1 to August 3. Previous workshops were held at Dagstuhl
(1990), UPenn (1992), and Univ. Paris 7 (1994).

Papers on all aspects of TAG (linguistic, mathematical, computational,
and applicational), as well as papers relating TAGs to other
frameworks, are invited. As in the past there will be some invited
talks on other grammar formalisms which have interesting relationships
to TAGs (for example, Categorial Grammars and HPSG).


Abstracts should be at most two pages (exclusive of references), and
should be submitted in ASCII format, as a .ps file, or as
SELF-CONTAINED latex file to (If email
is not available, please send the abstract to the address given
below.) Please indicate on the abstract if you would prefer to give a
short presentation (10 minutes) or a long one (30 minutes). The
abstract should contain your name, address, and email address.
Proceedings including extended versions (4 pages) of accepted
abstracts will be available at the workshop.

Deadline for submission for abstracts: April 15
Notification of acceptance: May 15
Deadline for submission of camera-ready
	extended abstract: July 6
Workshop Dates: August 1 to August 3

If you do not want to submit an abstract, but would like to attend, we
would appreciate it if you could inform us by email by July 6 (unless
you have already done so). If you would like to present a demo,
please let us know as soon as possible, including information about
required hard and software.


Jennifer MacDougall
553 Moore Building 
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6389
Telephone: (215) 898-3191
FAX: (215) 898-0587


Prior to the workshop there will be a tutorial (including labs and
demos) from July 28 to July 31 1998. Details about the tutorial will
be sent out soon. We are trying to get some partial support for some
of the students attending the tutorials. More information about this
will appear in future announcements.


Tilman Becker (DFKI)
Owen Rambow (CoGenTex)
Giorgio Satta (Universita di Padova)
K. Vijayshanker (University of Delaware)
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Message 2: Facial Information Processing

Date: Sat, 10 Jan 98 18:43:37 +0000
From: Itiel Dror <>
Subject: Facial Information Processing


Pragmatics & Cognition announces a special issue on


Guest Editors

Itiel E. Dror and Sarah V. Stevenage

In many senses, faces are at the center of human interaction. At a
very basic level, faces indicate identity. However, faces are
remarkably rich information carriers. For example, facial gestures may
be used as means of conveying intentions. Faces may also permit a
direct glimpse into the person's inner self (by unintentionally
revealing, for example, aspects of character or mood). Given their
salient role, the processing of the information conveyed by faces and
its integration with other sources of interactional information raise
important issues in cognition and pragmatics.

Research on facial information processing has investigated these (and
other) issues utilizing a variety of approaches and methodologies, and
developments in both computer and cognitive sciences have recently
carried this research forward. The emerging picture is that there are
cognitive subsystems which specialize in different aspects of facial
processing. This has been supported by neuropsychological evidence
suggesting that brain damaged patients show dissociations between the
different aspects of face processing. In addition, research on the
development of facial processing abilities, and on aspects of the face
itself which affect these processing abilities, has contributed to our
understanding of how facial information is perceived.

This special issue of Pragmatics and Cognition is intended to provide
a common forum for a variety of the topics currently under
investigation. Given the breadth of issues and approaches used to
investigate faces, we encourage submissions from a wide range of
disciplines. Our aim is that this special issue will tie together the
diverse research on faces, and show their links and interdependencies.

Deadline for submission: August 1, 1998
Editorial decisions: November 1, 1998
Revised papers due: February 1, 1999
Expected publication: October 1999

Papers should be submitted according to the guidelines of the journal
(see WWW URL:
All submissions will be peer reviewed. Please send five copies of your
submission either to:

Dr. Itiel Dror ( or: 
Dr. Sarah Stevenage (

Dept. of Psychology
Southampton University
Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ

For additional and updated information see WWW URL: 
or contact either of the guest editors.
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