[Humanist] 23.146 events: embodied interaction; language

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Thu Jul 9 07:27:53 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 146.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Takashi Matsumoto <ma22n at pileus.net>                      (60)

  [2]   From:    "Carlos.Areces at loria.fr" <Carlos.Areces at loria.fr>        (100)
        Subject: ESSLLI 2010: Call for Course and Workshop Proposals

        Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 11:21:05 +0100
        From: Takashi Matsumoto <ma22n at pileus.net>

January 25-27, 2010
MIT Media Lab - Cambridge, MA, USA

Submission Deadlines and Categories
 >> Note: different from last year <<

August 3, 2009: Papers
August 3, 2009: Studios
October 2, 2009: Explorations
October 2, 2009: Student Consortium

July 10, 2009: Submission opens
January 25-27, 2010: TEI Conference at the MIT Media Lab
Keynote speaker announced: Professor John Frazer
We are pleased to announce that Professor John Frazer of Queensland  
University of Technology will be giving the opening keynote. Professor  
Frazer pioneered the use of computers in architecture, created of one  
of the first tangible construction kits for creating virtual models,  
and has been an inspiration for much work in our field. We are very  
excited to have him at TEI!

Call for Contributions
Computing is progressively moving beyond the desktop into new physical  
and social contexts. Key areas of innovation in this respect are  
tangible, embedded, and embodied interactions. These concerns include  
the interlinking of digital and physical worlds and the computational  
augmentation of everyday objects and environments.

TEI 2010 will uphold the successful single-track tradition of previous  
TEI conferences. The new Studios, Explorations, and Graduate Student  
Consortium forums are aimed to further establish the TEI conference as  
a unique place for exchanging ideas and advancing the field of  
Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction.

Submission Topics
Appropriate topics for submission (in each of the four categories)  
include but are not limited to:

- Novel tangible interfaces, embodied interfaces, or embedded  
interactive systems including: physical computing application, whole- 
body interfaces, gesture-based interfaces, and interactive surfaces
- Provocative design work and interactive art
- Embodied interaction, movement, and choreography of interaction
- Programming paradigms and tools, toolkits, and software architectures
- Novel enabling technologies (e.g. programmable matter and transitive  
- Interactive and creative uses of sensors, actuators, electronics,  
and mechatronics
- Design guidelines, methods, and processes
- Applied design in the form of concept sketches, prototypes and  
- Role of physicality for human perception, cognition and experience
- The role of aesthetics in tangibles (e.g. decorative electronic  
- Novel applications areas and innovative solutions
- Theoretical foundations, frameworks, and concepts
- Philosophical, ethical, and social implications
- Case studies and evaluations of working deployments
- Usability and enjoyment
- Teaching experiences, lessons learned, and best practices
- Sustainability aspects of the design and use of tangible systems


        Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2009 10:13:20 +0100
        From: "Carlos.Areces at loria.fr" <Carlos.Areces at loria.fr>
        Subject: ESSLLI 2010: Call for Course and Workshop Proposals

22nd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

ESSLLI 2010, 9-20 August, 2010, University of Copenhagen, Denmark



The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI)
is organized every year by the Association for Logic,
Language and Information (FoLLI, http://www.folli.org) in different
sites around Europe. The main focus of ESSLLI is on the interface
between linguistics, logic and computation. ESSLLI offers
foundational, introductory and advanced courses, as well as workshops,
covering a wide variety of topics within the three areas of interest:
Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic and
Computation. Previous summer schools have been highly successful,
attracting up to 500 students from Europe and elsewhere. The
school has developed into an important meeting place and forum for
discussion for students and researchers interested in the
interdisciplinary study of Logic, Language and Information.
For more information, visit the FoLLI website, as well as ESSLLI?2009
website: http://esslli2009.labri.fr/.

The ESSLLI 2010 Program Committee invites proposals for foundational,
introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops for the
22nd annual Summer School on important topics of active research in
the broad interdisciplinary area connecting logic, linguistics,
computer science, and the cognitive sciences, structured within the 3
traditional ESSLLI streams:

-Language and Computation
-Language and Logic
-Logic and Computation
We also welcome proposals that do not exactly fit one of these categories.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: All proposals should be submitted, using a
prescribed form that will be available soon on the ESSLLI 2010
website www.hum.ku.dk/esslli2010, through EasyChair on
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esslli2010, not later than

******* Monday, September 7, 2009 *******

Proposers must hold PhD or equivalent degrees and should follow the
guidelines below while preparing their submissions; proposals that
do not conform with these guidelines may not be considered.


ALL COURSES: Courses are given over one week (Monday-Friday) and
consist of five 90 minutes sessions, one per day. Course
proposals should give a brief overview of the topic and a tentative
content and structure of the course, as well as state the course?s
objectives and clearly specify prerequisites, if any. Lecturers who
want to offer a long, two-week course, should submit two independent
one-week courses (for example an introductory course in the first week
of ESSLLI, and a more advanced course during the second). The
ESSLLI program committee has the right to select only one of the two
proposed courses.


  Sep 7, 2009: Proposal Submission Deadline

  Oct 19, 2009: Notification Deadline

  Jun 30, 2010: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material
by the ESSLLI?2010 local organizers

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES: These are strictly elementary courses not
assuming any background knowledge. They are intended for
people who wish to get acquainted with the problems and techniques of
areas new to them. Ideally, they should allow researchers from
other fields to acquire the key competencies of neighboring
disciplines, thus encouraging the development of a truly
research community. Foundational courses should require no special
prerequisites, but may presuppose some experience with scientific
methods and general appreciation of the field of the course.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: Introductory courses are central to the
activities of the Summer School. They are intended to provide an
introduction to the (interdisciplinary) field for students, young
researchers, and other non-specialists, and to equip them with a good
understanding of the course field's basic methods and techniques. Such
courses should enable experienced researchers from other fields
to acquire the key competencies of neighboring disciplines, thus
encouraging the development of a truly interdisciplinary research
community. Introductory courses in, for instance, Language and
Computation, can build on some knowledge of the component fields; e.g.,
an introductory course in computational linguistics should address an
audience which is familiar with the basics of linguistics and
computation. Proposals for introductory courses should indicate the
level of the course as compared to standard texts in the area (if any).

ADVANCED COURSES: Advanced courses should be pitched at an audience of
advanced Masters or PhD students. Proposals for
advanced courses should specify the prerequisites in detail.
WORKSHOPS: Workshops run over one week and consist of five 90-minutes
sessions, one per day. The aim of the workshops is to
provide a forum for advanced Ph.D. students and other researchers to
present and discuss their work. Workshops should have a well
defined theme, and workshop organizers should be specialists in the
theme of the workshop. The proposals for workshops should justify
the choice of topic, give an estimate of the number of attendants and
expected submissions, and provide a list of at least 15 potential
submitters working in the field of the workshop. The organizers are
required to give a general introduction to the theme during the first
session of the workshop. They are also responsible for the
organization and program of the workshop including inviting the
submission of
papers, reviewing, expenses of invited speakers, etc. In particular,
each workshop organizer will be responsible for sending out a Call for
Papers for the workshop and to organize the selection of the
submissions by the deadlines specified below. The call for workshop
submissions must make it clear that the workshop is open to all
members of the ESSLLI community and should indicate that all workshop
contributors must register for the Summer School.


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