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NODALI: CFP: E-CAP 2005 Track on Computational Linguistics



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                          Call for Papers

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	          TRACK ON COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS
	http://www.ling.gu.se/grupper/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
	Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden, June 2-4, 2005
       Chair: Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic gordana dot dodig-crnkovic at mdh dot se
	
                 http://www.idt.mdh.se/ECAP-2005/
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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 Mälardalen University, 
Västerås
(near Stockholm, Sweden).


TRACK ON COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS

The track on Computational Lingiustics welcomes contributions in all
areas of Computational Lingiustics, 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 Lingiustics:
   What are the philosophical underpinnings of Computational
   Linguistics? Are they (still) the right ones, or do they need to be
   replaced?  If so, by what?

- Embodied, interactive and emergent approaches to Computational
   Lingiustics:
   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? What is the role of statistical methods in
   relation to symbol manipulation and the "new" approaches?

- Computational Lingiustics as science vs. technology:
   Should CL be regarded as practically oriented human-computer
   interface engineering, or as a science? If the latter, what is the
   subject matter of this science? Human language? Human cognition?
   Language in general (including formal languages)? Abstract
   mathematical objects? 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? 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 
Computing
- 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_information.htm


ORGANIZATION
Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Mälardalen University, Sweden (Program chair)


PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Göran Collste (LiU, Sweden)
Chris Dobbyn (Open University, UK)
Luciano Floridi (U-Bari, Italy and U-Oxford, UK)
Lars-Göran Johansson (Uppsala-U, Sweden)
Staffan Larsson (Göteborg-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-Skövde, Sweden)
Pedro C. Marijuan (U-Zaragoza, Spain)
Sören Brier (CBS, Denmark)


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


VENUE

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


-- 
Kimmo Koskenniemi            professor of computational linguistics
DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL LINGUISTICS  kimmo.koskenniemi at helsinki.fi
P.O.Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 20 A, room 328) +358 9 191-29300 (phone)
FIN-00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, Finland    +358 9 191-29307 (fax)