Call for papers: 9TH WORLD CONGRESS OF IASS-AIS

The deadline for papers has been extended until 31 January 2007.
 
CALL FOR PAPERS: 9TH WORLD CONGRESS OF IASS-AIS
COMMUNICATION: UNDERSTANDING / MISUNDERSTANDING
 
This is the first call for papers for the 9th World Congress of Semiotics, to be held on June 11-17, 2007 at the University of Helsinki, and at International Semiotics Institute at Imatra. The congress will take place in the two locations as follows:
Helsinki: Monday–Wednesday, 11-13 June 2007; Imatra: Thursday–Sunday, 14-17 June 2007.
 
Deadline for submissions: November 30, 2006. You may send your submissions earlier than the given deadline, and receive the official acceptance letter from the Committee within one month from the receipt of your proposal (as proof to obtain funding from your home institutions).
 
The deadline for papers has been extended until 31 January 2007.
 
Content of proposal: (1) an abstract of approximately 300 words; (2) a short CV, including professional / institutional affiliation (maximum length: 1 page).
 
Proposals may be sent as follows: (1) as word-processing (.rtf or .doc) file attachments to: (2) or as print-copy + file on disk via regular mail to: IASS 9 Local Organizing Committee International Semiotics Institute, Imatra Cultural Center, Virastokatu 1, 55100 Imatra, FINLAND.
 
Fees: The participation fee for the congress is 180 Euros (125 Euros for students), which should be paid to the bank account of the congress no later than March 31, 2007. After this date, the participation fee will be raised to 240 Euros. The fee includes two buffet receptions, one-way transportation from Helsinki to Imatra by a special congress train, plus materials and services during the event.
 
The congress does not pay travel expenses except for those of the Board and plenary speakers. There are some grants available to scholars that are attending the congress as active participants from countries outside the EU except Norway, Switzerland, US, Canada, Australia and Japan.
 
The proceedings of the congress will be published as an anthology in the international
series Acta Semiotica Fennica.
 
The accepted languages of the congress and the publication are the official ones of the IASS-AIS: English, French, Spanish and German.