9.1527, Calls: Conceptual Structures, "Signs, Music, Society"

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Subject: 9.1527, Calls: Conceptual Structures, "Signs, Music, Society"

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Date:  Fri, 30 Oct 98 15:50:48 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  Conceptual Structures

Date:  Sun, 1 Nov 1998 00:15:21 +0000
From:  Gloria Withalm <gloria.withalm at uni-ak.ac.at>
Subject:  "Signs, Music, Society" (Vienna, 1999/03/12-14)

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Date:  Fri, 30 Oct 98 15:50:48 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  Conceptual Structures

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                                    First Call for Papers
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                           CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURES



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                                   July 12-15, 1999
                                     Virginia Tech
                                Blacksburg, Virginia

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Theme: Knowledge Science and Engineering with Conceptual Structures

Since 1993, ICCS has been the annual conference and principal forum for
theorists and practitioners in conceptual structures. We invite all
researchers and users of conceptual structures, knowledge representations,
ontologists, formal logics and related disciplines to participate in
ICCS'99. Previous conferences on conceptual structures have spanned theory,
application and the demonstration of software tools. ICCS'99 looks to
extend this foundation with knowledge engineering using conceptual
structures. Conceptual structures, based in the conceptual graphs
introduced by John Sowa, are rooted in semantic networks and the
existential graphs of C. S. Peirce. Conceptual structures have been widely
used in several domains, such as natural language processing, knowledge
based systems, knowledge engineering and database design, among others.
Researchers have developed a sizable software base and continue to build
upon it. Our particular desire for ICCS'99 is to encourage presentation of
software tools and interesting applications of conceptual structures.

The ICCS proceedings are published in the Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in
Artificial Intelligence series. References of previous ICCS are #699
(Quebec City, 1993), #835 (Washington D.C., 1994), #954 (Santa Cruz, 1995),
#1115 (Sydney, 1996), #1257 (Seattle, 1997), and # (Montpelier, 1998).
                              IMPORTANT DATES
Presentation page submission deadline December 23, 1998
Paper submission deadline January 1st, 1999
Paper notification of acceptance March 10, 1999
Camera ready papers due April 10, 1999
                             TOPICS OF INTEREST
Papers are invited on all topics concerning conceptual graphs and other
graphical knowledge representation languages, including, but not limited
Case studies and Applications
Software Tools and Systems
Theory of Conceptual Structures
Conceptual Structures and Formal Logic
Epistemology and History of Conceptual Structures
Knowledge Representation
Relationships with Other Knowledge Representation Formalisms
Algorithms and Complexity
Reasoning and Learning with Conceptual Structures
Storage and Retrieval of Conceptual Structures
Natural Language Processing
Knowledge Acquisition
Knowledge Engineering and Modeling
Ontologies and Formal Concept Analysis
Cognitive Psychology Using Conceptual Structures
                           SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Three categories of papers are defined:
    1) Theory and analysis,
    2) Applications (use of conceptual structures in significant
applications) and
    3) Tools (tools for conceptual structures).
In each category, three types of papers are considered:
    a) Major reports (long papers) -- substantial papers with new results,
    b) Research notes (short papers) -- work-in-progress or very specific
results, and
    c) Position papers (letters).
Major reports in application and tool categories should be based on running
implementations. Demonstrations of running implementations during the
conference will be encouraged. Research notes may be based on partial
implementations or designs. Position papers allows individuals to report on
current activities and conjectures within the area defined by the call for
papers without the need for presenting results.

All submitted papers must be in English. Major reports are limited to 14
standard size pages in length, single spaced, including title, author names
and affiliations, abstract, figures and references. Research notes are
limited to 7 pages with the same constraints. Position papers are limited
to 1 page.

Authors have to specify the category(s) and the type of their submitted
paper. According to the referee reports, changes of category or type may be
required. All accepted papers are published in the same proceedings.
Registration of one of the authors will be required with the final version
of an accepted paper.

Submitted papers must be received on or before January 1st, 1999. A
separate presentation page is requested earlier (December 23, 1998). The
presentation page should contain the following information: the title,
category (theory and analysis, applications, or tools) and type (major
report or research notes or position paper) of the paper, the names,
affiliation and e-mail addresses of all authors, the postal address of one
author chosen as the corresponding author, one or two keywords chosen in
the topics of interest list, possibly additional phrases describing the
content if the available keywords do not fit well, and an abstract.

A form for the presentation page will be provided on ICCS'99 web site in
due time. Authors may also send the presentation page in plain text format
through electronic mail, to iccs99 at monmouth.edu. Papers are submitted
electronically, using PostScript format. Please make sure that your paper
is entirely printable from the PostScript file. If you encounter any
problem, please contact the program chair (btepfenh at moncol.monmouth.edu).

In addition to the main conference, there will be a special session on the
separately. Questions concerning this special track are to be referred to
Prof. Guy Mineau at mineau at ift.ulaval.ca or Dr. Dickson Luckose at
lukose at brightware.com.
                            ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
General Chair
    Walling Cyre
    Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA cyre at vt.edu

Program Chair
    William M. Tepfenhart
    AT&T Laboratories, New Jersey, USA Monmouth University, New Jersey, USA
    btepfenh at moncol.monmouth.edu
    (732) 571-3480

    Chair John F. Sowa
    SUNY at Binghamton, USA sowa at west.poly.edu

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Date:  Sun, 1 Nov 1998 00:15:21 +0000
From:  Gloria Withalm <gloria.withalm at uni-ak.ac.at>
Subject:  "Signs, Music, Society" (Vienna, 1999/03/12-14)

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	"Signs, Music, Society - A Transdisciplinary Colloquium"
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	March 12-14, 1999
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	organized by the
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->	Keywords / fields involved

Semiotics of music, musical signification, music/communication, music
in/and society;
semiotics, musicology, literary studies, media studies, theatre studies,
cultural studies ...

-> 	Invitation - Abstracts:

Please send your suggestions until
	December 15, 1998,
in the form of an abstract of 10 to max. 15 lines, indicating
author's name, title of the lecture, all relevant addresses
(office, home) and technical coordinates (fax, phone, e-mail, etc.).
The lectures should not exceed 30 minutes + 15 minutes discussion.
Please direct your letter, fax or e-mail message to the ISSS.
We will reply within 14 days.
	Congress languages: English, German.

-> 	Institut fur Sozio-Semiotische Studien ISSS
	Jeff Bernard
	Waltergasse 5/1/12, 1040 Wien
	phone+fax: +43-1-5045344
	e-mail: <gloria.withalm at uni-ak.ac.at>

-> 	Introductory Remarks:

The *Colloquium* - announcing by this term that intensive discussion
should be a major feature of the meeting -  intends to convene scholars
from semiotics, in general, and musical semiotics, in particular, and from
many disciplines (such as musicology, sociology, psychology, ethnology,
philosophy, communication studies, media studies, cultural studies
literary studies, comparative studies, and other related fields). Our goal
is to investigate theoretical and especially practical problems of musical
signification in all types of music.

The platform to enable inter- and transdisciplinary exchange and discussion
shall be provided by semiotics, i.e. the theory of signs, while the aim to
describe and to examine the social relevance of musical production,
distribution, and consumption, as indicated by the formula "Signs, Music,
Society", asks for focussing on fields like pragmatics, socio-semiotics,
musical communication, context dependence, and the like. By this, it shall
also be tried to transcend the somewhat isolated position of musicology,
musical aesthetics, and musical theory within the humanities, i.e., by
showing that even the problems of the study of musical structures, musical
forms and technical systems, musical signification and musical aesthetics
are indispensably linked with socio-practical features and conditions:
The meaning of music cannot be fully examined and understood without taking
account of its syntacto-semantic as well as pragmatic dimensions.

In such view, one cannot neglect either, that musical meaning is very often
unfolded in composite signs systems (word and music, dance, film, musical
theatre, and other forms of art, as well as feasts, liturgies, rituals,
etc.), and in different media (discs, tapes, broadcasts, AV-media, and now
even "new" electronic media). The latter point stresses the problem of
musical reproduction detached from its original performance in space and
time, and how this influences, or changes, musical meaning. It stresses,
moreover, the problems of disposal and (cultural as well as economical)

When the "sociality" of music and musical signification becomes of central
interest, there also appears the question of their "historicity", not so
much in terms of traditional history of music, but as an indicator of
(particularly present-time) cultural, social, sociological, medial,
technological, etc. change, or, in other words: the diachronic viewpoint -
hitherto not a main focus of musical semiotics - is as important, and in
many respects even more important, for the study of musical meaning as the
synchronic one. The examination of "codes" needs to be complemented by a
thorough investigation of code changes including all presuppositions and

In this framework, we want to invite scholars from all over the world
to join us for discussing questions of musical semiosis, texts,
representation, functions, impact, communication, experience and related
topics from the viewpoint of their "sociality" as well as "historicity".
Has there ever been a "day the music died", as a famous lyric once claimed?

-> 	Special information:
One section with the particular topic "What is 'Austrian' Music?" will be
organized by our partner, MEDIACULT - International Research Institute for
Media, Communication, and Cultural Development.

-> 	Publication:
The results of the Colloquium will be published either as a special issue
of one of our journals (_S - European Journal for Semiotic Studies_ or
_Semiotische Berichte_) or (depending on the final size) as a book in our
series "S - Addenda. Semiotic Studies".

Expecting to welcome you heartily in Vienna

Jeff Bernard
 (Director ISSS; Secr.Gen. IASS)
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 Jeff Bernard
 (IASS-AIS Secretary General)

 Institute for Socio-Semiotic Studies ISSS
 Waltergasse 5/1/12, A-1040 Vienna, Austria
 phone+fax +43-1-5045344
 e-Mail: gloria.withalm at uni-ak.ac.at

 7th IASS-AIS Congress 1999/10/6-11 Technical University Dresden
   "http://www.tu-dresden.de/sulifg/semiotics" = Call for Papers
 IASS-AIS homepage
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