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DISONTOLOGY: DISaster ONtology and TerminOLOGY

Much of the work in LSP is concerned with concepts, ontology and terminology in a single domain. The super-specialisation seen in the 20th century, for instance from Biology to Molecular Biology and onwards to Molecular Genetics and then Genetic engineering, has not challenged much in LSP methods and techniques. The super-specialisations in a whole range of natural, engineering and social sciences has followed the same rationalist trajectory as that of Wűster and post-Wüster LSP. The challenges of the 21st century, some real like hurricanes, floods and earthquakes, impact catastrophically on urban settlements.  The fragile eco-system of these settlements means that post-disaster the recovery takes now even longer than when much of the humanity was in rural areas. The impact of these disasters involves engagement, conflict and collaboration, between a range of stakeholders – people in different strata of the society, civil protection agencies, government agencies and private enterprises. Disaster communication, thus, involves communications across LSP of diverse social, economic and scientific groups, with different ontological basis and varied terminologies.Furthermore, the specialist have to come together to broadcast disaster mitigation and recovery messages to multi-lingual and multi-cultural communities that are a signature of 21st century urban settlements.Disaster ontology and terminology are the key themes of this workshop and we hope LSP specialists, communications experts, and civil protection agencies will participate in this workshop to explore issues in 21st century LSP.

Papers will address any of the issues raised above or related issues.

Important information

> Important dates for this workshop:

Extended deadline : 4 May 2015

Notification: 6 May 2015

> Contact:

Maria Teresa Musacchio, mt.musacchio@unipd.it 

Abstract submission

Please submit an abstract of maximum 300 words via the Easychair system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lsp2015) under the Workshop DISONTOLOGY by 25 April 2015 (23:59 CET).

Notification of acceptance will be announced by the end of April 2015. 

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