Corpora: Second call for papers
Tue, 12 Jan 1999 10:22:53 +0100
> ESSLLI-workshop on
> DEIXIS, DEMONSTRATION and DEICTIC BELIEF in MULTIMEDIA CONTEXTS
> Workshop held in the section 'Language and Computation' as part of the
> 'Eleventh European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information'
> August 9-20, 1999, Utrecht, The Netherlands
> SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS/PARTICIPATION
> Elisabeth Andr'e (DFKI, Univ. of Saarbruecken)
> Massimo Poesio (CogSci/HCRC, Univ. of Edinburgh)
> Hannes Rieser (Bielefeld Univ. & SFB 360)
> Questions concerning the workshop may be addressed to any of the organisers.
> Deixis has always been at the heart of reference research as widely known
> literature in semantics and pragmatics (H.H. Clark, S.C. Levinson, H. Kamp,
> D. Kaplan, W.V. Quine) demonstrates. Being fundamental, it is in the common
> focus of several disciplines: Cognitive science, linguistics, philosophical
> logics, AI, and psychology.
> Until recently, little was known about the role of pointing and demonstration
> in deixis, especially about the coordination of speech and gesture
> in deictic contexts. The situation has now changed due to research in
> linguistics, ethnomethodology, vision, neuro-computation, gesture analysis,
> psychology, and computer simulation.
> At present, research is going on at various places, aimed at the integration
> of deixis information from e.g. the visual and the auditory channel.
> Relevant topics in this new field are e.g. saliency, focus-monitoring, types
> of gestures and demonstrations, and especially the emergence and structure of
> composite signals but it also has intimate connections with problems of long
> standing such as grounding, mutuality or agents' coordination in discourse.
> The workshop will integrate different methodologies, experimental paradigms,
> computer simulation including virtual reality approaches and formal modelling
> alike. It is addressed to Master-students, PhD-students and scholars working
> on philosophical, linguistic or computational aspects of deixis including
> The following publications might be of help to students looking for information
> concerning reference, deixis, gesture recognition and similar topics:
> Clark, H.H.: 1995, Using Language. Cambridge: CUP
> Davis, St. (ed.): 1991, Pragmatics. A Reader. New York, Oxford: OUP.
> Chs II and III
> Levinson, St.C.: Pragmatics. Cambridge: CUP . Ch. 2
> McNeill, D.: 1992, Hand and Mind. Univ. of Chicago Press
> Recanati, F.: 1993, Direct Reference. From Language to Thought.
> Oxford UK & Cambridge USA: Blackwell
> Wachsmuth, I. and Froehlich, M. (eds): 1998, Gesture and Sign Language in
> Human-Computer Interaction. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer
> HOW THE WORKSHOP WILL BE ORGANISED:
> The workshop will consist of ten sessions (90 min. each) of presentation
> and discussion of contributed papers. It will take place during the
> ESSLLI-Summer School and will be open to all members of the LLI- community.
> All researchers in the area, but especially Ph.D. students and young
> researchers, are encouraged to submit a two-page abstract (hard copy or
> e-mail (plain ASCII or (La)TeX) to the following address:
> The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 15, 1999.
> Notification of contributors will be given around April 15, 1999.
> Contributors of selected papers will be asked to provide extended abstracts
> (six pages) in LaTeX-format to be edited as ESSLLI-workshop notes.
> The deadline for submission of extended abstracts is May 31, 1999.
> Workshop contributors will be required to register for ESSLLI-99, but they
> will be eligible for a reduced registration fee.
> SUMMARY OF DATES:
> Feb 15, 99: Deadline for submissions
> Apr 15, 99: Notification of acceptance
> May 31, 99: Deadline for final copy
> Aug 9, 99: Start of workshop
> FURTHER INFORMATION:
> To obtain further information about ESSLLI-99 please visit the ESSLLI-99
> home page at http://esslli.let.uu.nl/ and the home page of this
> workshop at http://www.lili.uni-bielefeld.de/~deixis
> Elisabeth Andr'e (DFKI, Univ. of Saarbruecken): Elisabeth.Andre@dfki.de
> Massimo Poesio (CogSci/HCRC, Univ. of Edinburgh): firstname.lastname@example.org
> Hannes Rieser (Bielefeld Univ. & SFB 360): email@example.com