[visionlist] Workshop / Summer School on Spatial Concepts, Aug. 1-2, Riga

Workshop / Summer SchoolatThe Laboratory for Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, Faculty of Computing, University of LatviaFormal Semantics of Concepts, Space, and LocativesAugust 1-2, 2017Call for Participation & PapersDescriptionThe workshop provides an overview of formal semantics and its applications. In addition, it explores applications of formal semantic and topological tools to spatial concepts. After an advanced introduction, formal semantic modelling in spatial concepts will be discussed. The workshop will conclude with an overview of some formal representations of spatial relations in Baltic languages.Audience: graduate students and all interested academics.We also invite contributed talks covering some of the topics mentioned above.Schedule:First day: overview of formal semantics; afternoon: contributed talksSecond day: applications in spatial modelling, topology; spatial relations in Baltic languagesSpeakers:Michael Glanzberg(Northwestern University, USA)Jurgis Skilters(Laboratory for Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia)Līga Zariņa(Laboratory for Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia)Eglė Žilinskaitė-Šinkūnienė(Vilnius University, Lithuania)Abigail Klassen(UNLV, USA & Laboratory for Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia)Topics:Michael Glanzberg: formal semantics, conceptsMichael Glanzberg, Jurgis Skilters, Liga Zarina, Abigail Klassen: formal semantics in spatial relations; applications in spatial modelling, topology.Michael Glanzberg, Egle Zilinskaite, Jurgis Skilters, Liga Zarina: spatial relations in Baltic languagesDeadlines:Application for participation (CV): June 10, 2017Application for presenting a talk (Abstract of 250-300 words): May 31, 2017Applications have to be sent to: jurgis.skilters@lu.lvSponsors or Partners:Faculty of Computing, University of LatviaUniversity of Latvia FoundationNorthwestern UniversityQuestions: jurgis.skilters@lu.lvWebpage: http://www.lpcs.lu.lv/

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