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Sweden: Track on Computational Linguistics (as part of the International European Conference on Computing and Philosophy)



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           TRACK ON COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS
     http://www.ling.gu.se/dialoglab/e-cap-cfp.txt
      Track chair: Staffan Larsson, sl at ling dot gu dot se

     as part of
        COMPUTING AND PHILOSOPHY
   E-CAP2005 at MDH SWEDEN
 M=E4lardalen University, V=E4ster=E5s, Sweden, June 2-4, 2005
 Chair: Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic gordana dot dodig-crnkovic at mdh dot se
 
                       http://www.idt.mdh.se/ECAP-2005/


IMPORTANT DATES
January 28, 2005 Submission of extended abstracts
March 1, 2005  Notification of acceptance
May 7, 2005  Early registration deadline
Jun 2-4, 2005  Conference
August 25, 2005  Camera-ready paper


GENERAL INFORMATION 
>From Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 June 2005 the International European 
Conference COMPUTING AND PHILOSOPHY will be held at the M=E4lardalen 
University, V==E4ster=E5s (near Stockholm, Sweden). 


TRACK ON COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS 

The track on Computational Linguistics welcomes contributions in all
areas of Computational Linguistics, and especially contributions
relating to philosophy and/or stretching the boundaries of
Computational Linguistics as standardly percieved. Possible topics
include but are by no means limited to:

- The Philosophy of Computational Linguistics:
  What are the philosophical underpinnings of Computational
  Linguistics=3F Are they (still) the right ones, or do they need to be=

  replaced=3F  If so, by what=3F

- Embodied, interactive and emergent approaches to Computational
  Linguistics:
  How can "new" approaches to AI be used in Computational Linguistics?

  What is the role of "Good Old-fashioned AI" (symbol manipulation) in
  the CL community=3F What is the role of statistical methods in
  relation to symbol manipulation and the "new" approaches?

- Computational Linguistics as science vs. technology:
  Should CL be regarded as practically oriented human-computer
  interface engineering, or as a science=3F If the latter, what is the
  subject matter of this science=3F Human language=3F Human cognition

  Language in general (including formal languages)=3F Abstract
  mathematical objects=3F How are all these viewpoints related

- Computational Linguistics, Language Technology, and Society:
  New technologies affect humans and human societies on many levels,
  metaphorical as well as practical. What happens to us humans and our
  society when machines start using language and speaking (sort of)
  like us

- Cyberlingustics=3F Language Technology devices as prostheses:
  New technologies are constantly increasing the reach of man, and one
  can take a perspective (oftern referred to as "posthumanism" or
  "transhumanism") where human plus technology is regarded as a single
  organism - a cyborg. Is this a useful perspective on Language
  Technologies


GENERAL PROGRAM 
The conference will deal with all aspects of the "computational turn" 
that is occurring through the interaction of disciplines of philosophy 
and computing. RELEVANT RESEARCH AREAS We call for papers that cover 
topics pertaining to computing and philosophy from the following list: 

- Metaphysics (Distributed Processing, Emergent Properties, Formal 
Ontology,   Network Structures, etc) 
- Philosophy of Information and Information Technology 
- Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Problem of Consciousness 
- Computational Linguistics 
- Computer-based Learning and Teaching Strategies and Resources & 
  The Impact of Distance Learning on the Teaching of Philosophy and 
Copmputing
- IT and Gender Research, Feminist Technoscience Studies 
- Information and Computing Ethics 
- Biological Information, Artificial Life, Biocomputation
- New Models of Logic Software 


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS 

Authors should submit an electronic version of an extended abstract
(total word count approximately 1000 words). The file should also
contain a 300 word abstract that will be used for the conference web
site/booklet. Final papers must not exceed a total word count of 3500
words and an abstract of not more than 500 words. The submissions
should be made electronically, either as PDF, rtf or Word format.

To submit papers visit http://www.idt.mdh.se/ECAP-2005/submit 
The extended abstract submission deadline is Friday 28th January 2005. 


For information about paper submission and the program that is not
available on the web site, please contact the program chair.


REGISTRATION
Registration fee before/after 7 May 2005:
Standard: EURO 200/250 (all the activities of the Conference, Reception
 Included)
Phd Students: EURO 100/150
Students: Free

One day only: EURO 100,0
No refunds will be granted after May 12th, 2005

For registration please visit the conference web site: 
http://www.idt.mdh.se/ECAP-2005/registration.htm 


ACCOMMODATION
To book accommodation, please visit the conference web site:
http://www.idt.mdh.se/ECAP-2005/local=5Finformation.htm 

 
ORGANIZATION
Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, M=E4lardalen University, Sweden (Program chair)



PROGRAM COMMITTEE
G=F6ran Collste (LiU, Sweden)
Chris Dobbyn (Open University, UK)
Luciano Floridi (U-Bari, Italy and U-Oxford, UK)
Lars-G=F6ran Johansson (Uppsala-U, Sweden)
Staffan Larsson (G=F6teborg-U, Sweden)
Lorenzo Magnani (U-Pavia, Italy)
Colin Schmidt (Le Mans-U and Sorbonne-U, France)
Susan Stuart (Glasgow-U, United Kingdom)
May Thorseth (NTNU, Norway)
Lena Trojer (BIT, Sweden)
Tom Ziemke (U-Sk=F6vde, Sweden)
Pedro C. Marijuan (U-Zaragoza, Spain) 
S=F6ren Brier (CBS, Denmark)


LOCAL ORGANIZER
Ms Ylva Boivie, M=E4lardalen University, Sweden 
E-mail ylva dot boivie at mdh dot se 
Tel +46 21-107093


VENUE

V=E4ster=E5s is Sweden's sixth largest city. Located on beautiful Lake
M=E4laren, it offers all the amenities of a large city while maintaining
a small town feel.  The journey between V=E4ster=E5s and Stockholm takes
50 minutes by trains which run twice an hour from early morning to
late at night.