14.511, Calls: Digital Documents/Latin American Langs

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Subject: 14.511, Calls: Digital Documents/Latin American Langs

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Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2003 16:14:24 +0000
From:  crowston at syr.edu
Subject:  Genre of Digital Documents, HI USA

Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2003 23:40:13 +0000
From:  cmbeier at mail.utexas.edu
Subject:  Indigenous Languages of Latin America, TX USA

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2003 16:14:24 +0000
From:  crowston at syr.edu
Subject:  Genre of Digital Documents, HI USA

Minitrack on Genre of Digital Documents,
Hawaii International Conference on System Science

Short Title: HICSS Digital Genre
Location: Big Island of Hawaii, United States of America
Date: 05-Jan-2004 - 08-Jan-2004
Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2003

Web Site: http://www.hicss.org/
Contact Person: Kevin Crowston
Meeting Email: crowston at syr.edu

Linguistic Subfield(s):
Text/Corpus Linguistics, Discourse Analysis

Meeting Description:

Call for Papers

Part of the Digital Documents Track of the
Hawai'i International Conference on System Science
5-8 January 2004, Hilton Waikoloa Village
Big Island of Hawaii, USA

We invite papers for a Minitrack on Genres of Digital
Documents. Document genres are communicative actions with a socially
recognized communicative purpose and common aspects of form (such as
newsletters, FAQs, and homepages). Such genres are situated in complex
communicative practices; they are anchored in specific institutions
and processes and can be equally applicable to physical as well as
electronic documents. Recognizing the genre of a document is useful
because it makes communications more easily recognizable and
understandable by recipients and more easily generated by
senders. Thus, the study of genres, besides enhancing our
understanding of information searching and use, may also provide
insights into organizational or community structures.

As well, it is becoming increasingly clear that the successful use of
digital media requires the emergence of new or transformed genres of
digital communication. In a digital environment, documents have
functionality as well as form and content, but in many ways the
contextual clues by which functionality can be ascertained are
missing. For this reason, genre provides a certain fixity in
communication and becomes increasingly important in providing users a
resource for the interpretation of the content, role, and function of
a digital document.

Suggested topics for the Minitrack include:

o  Issues in the transformation of print genres to digital form
o  The evolution of genres of digital documents
o  Genre theory and its application to digital documents
o  Emergent genres
o  Investigations of genre in use
o  Analyses of particular document genres
o  Genres in digital search and classification
o  Genres in non-text digital documents
o  Genres for electronic commerce
o  Designing systems in support of and using genre

The best papers from the Minitrack will be considered for inclusion in
a special issue of the journal Information, Technology and People
(http://www.itandpeople.org/) to appear in Fall 2004.

Minitrack chairs

Kevin Crowston and Barbara Kwasnik
Syracuse University School of Information Studies
4-206 Centre for Science and Technology
Syracuse, NY   13244-4100
Email: {crowston,bkwasnik}@syr.edu

Instructions to authors

1. Manuscripts should be 22-26 double-spaced pages, including
   diagrams, in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat format. The final
   paper will be 10 pages, double-column, single-spaced.

2. Each paper must have a title page that includes the title of the
   paper, full name of all authors, and complete addresses including
   affiliation(s), telephone number(s), and e-mail address(es).

3. The first page of the manuscript should include the title and a
   300-word abstract of the paper.

4. Papers should contain original material and not be previously
   published, or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere.

5. Do not submit the same manuscript to more than one Minitrack.

Authors are encouraged to submit 1 page abstracts of proposed
submissions to the Minitrack chairs for guidance by 31 March. Full
papers should be submitted electronically by Sunday 1 June. Full
details about the submissions process will be available at

Important dates

Abstracts due:      Monday 31 March
Papers due:         Sunday 1 June
Acceptance:	    Sunday 31 August
Final papers due:   Wednesday 1 October
Early registration: 1 October
NOTE: Authors are required to register by this date
Registration:       2 October-10 December
NOTE: December 1 is the deadline to guarantee hotel room reservation
at conference rate.
Conference:         5-8 January 2004


Since 1968 the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
(HICSS) has become a respected a forum for the substantive interchange
of ideas in all areas of information systems and technology. The
objective of HICSS is to provide a unique environment in which
researchers and practitioners in the information, computer and system
sciences can frankly exchange and discuss their research ideas,
techniques and applications. Comments and feedback from each HICSS
conference indicate that the conference format continues to be
professionally rewarding and stimulating to everyone who attends. More
information about the HICSS conference can be found at


* Collaboration Systems;
  Co-Chair: Jay Nunamaker; E-mail: nunamaker at cmi.arizona.edu
  Co-Chair: Robert O. Briggs; E-mail: bob at GroupSystems.com
* Complex Systems; Chair: Robert Thomas; E-mail: rjt1 at cornell.edu
* Decision Tech. for Management; Chair: Dan Dolk; E-mail:
drdolk at nps.navy.mil
* Digital Documents; Chair: Michael Shepherd; E-mail:
shepherd at cs.cal.ca
* Emerging Technologies; Chair: Ralph H. Sprague; E-mail:
sprague at hawaii.edu
* Information Technology in Health Care; Chair: William Chismar
  E-mail: chismar at cba.hawaii.edu
* Internet & the Digital Economy; Co-Chair: David King;
  E-mail: dave at comshare.com
  Co-Chair: Alan Dennis; E-mail: ardennis at indiana.edu
* Organizational Systems & Tech.; Chair: Hugh Watson;
  Email: hwatson at terry.uga.edu
* Software Technology; Gul Agha; E-mail: agha at cs.uiuc.edu


Ralph Sprague, Conference Chair
Email:  sprague at hawaii.edu

Sandra Laney, Conference Administrator
Email:  hicss at hawaii.edu

Eileen Dennis, Track Administrator
Email: eidennis at indiana.edu

For the latest information; visit the HICSS web site at:

Hilton Waikoloa Village (on the Big Island of Hawaii)
425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738
Tel: 1-808-886-1234
Fax: 1-808-886-2900

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Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2003 23:40:13 +0000
From:  cmbeier at mail.utexas.edu
Subject:  Indigenous Languages of Latin America, TX USA

1st Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America

Short Title: CILLA I
Location: Austin, Texas, United States of America
Date: 23-Oct-2003 - 25-Oct-2003
Call Deadline: 01-May-2003

Web Site: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/llilas/centers/cilla/index.html
Contact Person: Constance Iglesias
Meeting Email: co.iglesias at mail.utexas.edu
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Meeting Description:


held October 23-25, 2003, at the University of Texas at Austin.  We
invite the submission of abstracts on research about any aspect of
Latin American indigenous languages.  Already published papers will
not be accepted. Topics may include, but are not limited to:


Spanish is encouraged for presentations; English and Portuguese are
also acceptable.


Fidencio Briceño, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e
Historia de Yucatán, Mexico Paulette Levy, Universidad Nacional
Autónoma de México, Mexico Denny Moore, Museu Goeldi,


Invited panel on community/linguistic projects designed to contribute
to language maintenance.

Speakers will be allowed 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes
for discussion. Papers will be selected based on the evaluation of an
anonymous written abstract, which may not exceed 300 words.
Electronic submissions are encouraged.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is May 1, 2003.  Please send your
abstract to co.iglesias at mail.utexas.edu, Subject: CILLA I abstract.
Please include in the following order:

1.	Title of the paper
2.	Authors name
3.	Authors affiliation
4. Address, phone number, and e-mail address at which the author
wishes to be notified
5. A 300 word abstract (please send as a Word attachment as well as in
the body of the message. Title of Word file:
Lastname.Firstinitial.CILLA.doc )
6.	Equipment needs for the presentation

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent by May 31, 2003.

$20 students; $40 non-students; registration scholarships for
indigenous scholars

University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station D0800
Austin, TX 78712-0331
e-mail:  co.iglesias at mail.utexas.edu or nengland at mail.utexas.edu

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