Eleventh Circular

This is the eleventh STLS-2016 circular with important last-minute information about the workshop.

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In this circular:
1. How to find the workshop site (plan to arrive at 8:00 for registration and breakfast)
2. From the airport to your hotel
3. Important information for presenters
4. Food
5. Weather
6. Additional Notes
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1. How to find the workshop site

The workshop will be held at the University of Washington Club (also called “UW Club” or “Faculty Club”) on the campus of the University of Washington. We meet downstairs in the Yukon Pacific Room.

Please download maps and directions (in English and Chinese) showing you how to walk from the hotels to the UW Club:

On Thursday, please plan to leave your hotel at 7:30am in order to arrive at the UW Club around 8:00am. This will give you enough time to check in at the registration desk and eat breakfast before the Welcoming Remarks at 8:45am.

Zev Handel’s mobile phone number is +1 (206) 954-4712. Please text or call if you encounter any difficulties as you arrive in Seattle and prepare for the workshop.

2. From the airport

Please see the page http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016/travel/ for instructions (in English and Chinese) for getting from the airport to your hotel.

We have a few graduate student volunteers who may be able to assist you with airport pick-ups. We are sorry that we have limited resources and cannot meet everyone at the airport, so we hope that you can find your own way without difficulty. However, if you think you will need help, please contact us at stls2016@uw.edu and we will do our best to try to arrange to assist you.

3. Information for presenters

a. Presentation computers

We will have a digital projector at the workshop site. You are welcome to make your presentation from your own laptop computer. We will also have two computers available, one Mac and one PC. We will also provide a remote control for slideshows.

If you want to use one of our laptops, please email us your presentation file in advance so we can have it ready for presentation. And let us know if you prefer to use a Mac or a PC.

b. Handouts

If you have a handout, please prepare 50 copies. If you wish to send us a file of your handout in advance (pdf format), we will be happy to photocopy the handouts for you.

c. Program

The program has been updated several times since it was originally posted. Please check the latest version at http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016/program/ and let us know if there are any problems.

d. Dress

Seattle is a casual city and we will promote a casual and collegial atmosphere at the workshop. Please dress however you feel most comfortable. There is also no need to dress up fancy for the banquet, though you are of course free to do so if you wish.

4. Food

A reminder that all registered participants will be provided with breakfast, lunch, coffee, and snacks during all three days of the workshop. There is a cocktail reception on Thursday evening (with appetizers) and a banquet dinner on Friday evening. All of this is provided without charge thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

We have accommodated all requests for special dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc.) at all meals. If during the workshop you have any questions about which foods meet your dietary needs, don’t hesitate to ask!

5. Weather

Autumn weather in Seattle is variable. The weather is not easily predicted, so any forecasts you look at now may turn out to be inaccurate. You can expect daytime temperatures to be in the range 18-22 (65-72 Fahrenheit) and nighttime lows may get down to 10 (50 Fahrenheit). It is a good idea to carry a sweater and/or jacket with you, so that you can add and remove layers as the temperature varies throughout the day.

Rain is possible during your visit. Rain in Seattle is usually light and transitory, so a hat or small umbrella should be sufficient.

6. Additional Notes

As you prepare to leave for Seattle, let us know if you have any questions at all. Once you arrive, if you encounter difficulties, call Zev Handel’s mobile phone number: +1 (206) 954-4712.

We look forward to seeing you later this week!

With all best wishes,

Zev Han­del (on behalf of the STLS-2016 Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee)
stls2016@uw.edu
http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016

• Copies of all email cir­cu­lars are posted on the con­fer­ence web site at http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016.

Tenth Circular: Banquet Reservations

This is the tenth STLS-2016 circular with important information about the banquet. This circular is being sent only to people who have registered to attend the workshop.

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In this circular:
1. Banquet Reservations (deadline: September 1)
2. Abstract Updates (deadline: September 1)
3. Late Registration (deadline: August 31, cost: $100)
4. Presenter Information
5. Additional Notes
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1. Banquet Reservations

The workshop banquet will be held on Friday, September 9, 7:00-9:00 pm at the Talaris Conference Center. If you wish to attend the banquet, you must reserve a space before September 1. You may bring family members or friends to the banquet as paying guests.

If you registered for the workshop by August 15, the banquet is free. The cost of the banquet for guests and late registrants is US$40, payable in cash at the workshop.

In order to make a reservation, please fill out the banquet reservation form on the workshop website.

On September 9, a chartered bus will pick up banquet-goers from the Deca Hotel at approximately 6:30pm and the TraveLodge at approximately 6:45pm and will return from the banquet site to the hotels at approximately 9:00pm. You are also free to arrange your own transportation.

2. Abstract Updates

We will compile presentation abstracts into an abstract booklet for distribution at the workshop. If you are a presenter, please update your abstract by September 1 to include your name and affiliation. You can also update the content. Instructions for updating your abstract are on the Registration page of the website.

3. Late Registration

Pre-registration has ended. It is still possible to register for the workshop by August 31, but we must charge a fee of $100 (payable in cash during the workshop). Register at http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016/register/.

4. Presenter Information

If you are a workshop presenter, please visit the Presenter Information page on the website for information about preparing your presentation.

5. Additional notes

• We will provide breakfast, lunch, and two coffee breaks during all three days of the workshop. There is a Thursday evening Welcome Reception and a Friday evening Banquet. All meals are free for attendees who preregistered by August 15. Dinner will NOT be provided on Saturday, the last day of the workshop.

• We will NOT provide bags to workshop attendees. All of you probably have closets full of bags received at other conferences and workshops over the years. Please bring your own bag to the conference. We will provide pens, notebooks, and abstract books to registered participants.

• The breakfast items include Ham and Cheese Croissants, Scones with Butter and Jam, Fresh Fruit, Greek Yogurt, Orange Juice, Coffee, and Tea. We provide this information so that you can decide if you wish to eat breakfast at the workshop or find your own breakfast outside.

• The program on the workshop website continues to be updated. If you are a presenter, please take a look to ensure that your presentation is scheduled, and that your name and talk title are correct. Please contact the organizers immediately if anything needs to be changed.

• If you are on the program but are unable to attend the workshop, please let us know immediately.

With all best wishes,

Zev Han­del (on behalf of the STLS-2016 Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee)
stls2016@uw.edu
http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016

• Copies of all email cir­cu­lars are posted on the con­fer­ence web site at http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016.
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Ninth Circular and Reminder of Deadlines

The Fourth Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Southwest China (STLS-2016) will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, September 8–10 (Thursday–Saturday), 2016. This is the ninth circular with a reminder about upcoming deadlines and updates on workshop preparations.

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In this circular:
1. Deadlines
2. Abstract Updates (deadline: September 1)
3. Registration (deadline: August 15)
4. Lodging (deadline: August 7)
5. Dietary restrictions
6. Banquet
7. Additional Notes
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1. Deadlines

The conference is less than six weeks away! Please make note of the following deadlines:

August 7: Deadline to receive guaranteed reduced hotel rate at Deca Hotel and Travelodge
August 15: Deadline for free pre-registration
September 1: Deadline to update abstracts (for inclusion in the abstract booklet)

2. Abstract Updates

We will compile presentation abstracts into an abstract booklet for distribution at the workshop. If you are a presenter, please update your abstract by September 1 to include your name and affiliation. You can also update the content. Instructions for updating your abstract are on the Registration page of the website.

3. Registration

A confirmation email was sent out to all registered participants on August 1 from stls2016@uw.edu. If you did not receive the confirmation email, you are not registered!

If you are planning to attend the workshop (whether presenting or not) and have not yet registered, please do so. Pre-registration is free and the deadline is August 15.

After August 15, registration will only be available on site beginning September 8, and we may charge a registration fee.

If you are registered but are unable to attend the workshop, please let us know immediately by email. Having an accurate count of attendees will help us to manage costs.

4. Lodging

The workshop has secured blocks of discounted rooms at two hotels. It is the responsibility of all workshop attendees to make their own arrangements for lodging.

If you need a hotel room, visit the Lodging page of the website for instructions on making a reservation. August 7 is the final guaranteed date to make reservations. Some rooms may be released to the general public before that date, so please make your reservation as soon as you can. You might be able to make a reservation after August 7, but we cannot guarantee availability or discounted pricing.

(Note: Some of you indicated a hotel preference at the time you registered. However, we did not make any reservations based on those responses. You still need to make a reservation yourself.)

5. Dietary restrictions

If you have dietary restrictions, such as Vegetarian, Vegan, or Gluten Free, please inform us by email to stls2016@uw.edu as soon as possible, so that we can ensure that suitable food options will be available for you.

6. Banquet

The workshop banquet will be held on Friday evening, September 9. We hope to be able to make the banquet free, but we may need to charge a small fee. You may invite family members and guests to attend the banquet. A future circular will provide updated information about the banquet.

7. Additional notes

• We will provide breakfast, lunch, and two coffee breaks (free of charge to registered participants) during all three days of the workshop. In addition, the Thursday evening Welcome Reception will be free. We do not yet know how much we will need to charge for the Friday evening Banquet. Dinner will NOT be provided on Saturday, the last day of the workshop.

We will NOT provide bags to workshop attendees. All of you probably have closets full of bags received at other conferences and workshops over the years. Please bring your own bag to the conference. This is one way we can save money and avoid charging a registration fee. We will provide pens, notebooks, and abstract books to registered participants.

• The breakfast items we will provide are Ham and Cheese Croissants, Scones with Butter and Jam, Fresh Fruit, Greek Yogurt, Orange Juice, Coffee, and Tea. We provide this information so that you can decide if you wish to eat breakfast at the workshop or find your own breakfast outside.

• The program on the workshop website continues to be updated. If you are a presenter, please take a look to ensure that your presentation is scheduled, and that your name and talk title are correct. Please contact the organizers immediately if anything needs to be changed.

If you are on the program but are unable to attend the workshop, please let us know immediately so that we can offer your speaking slot to a deserving scholar on the waiting list.

With all best wishes,

Zev Han­del (on behalf of the STLS-2016 Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee)
stls2016@uw.edu
http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016

• Copies of all email cir­cu­lars are posted on the con­fer­ence web site at http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016.
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Eighth Circular

The Fourth Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Southwest China (STLS-2016) will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, September 8–10 (Thursday–Saturday), 2016. This is the eighth circular announcing the preliminary program and serving as a reminder about upcoming deadlines.

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In this circular:
1. Program
2. Abstract Updates
3. Registration
4. Lodging
5. Travel and Tourism
6. Invitation Letters
7. Meals
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1. Program

A preliminary program is now available on the workshop website. This program is not finalized—there will certainly be at least some changes. If you are a presenter, please take a look to ensure that your presentation is scheduled, and that your name and talk title are correct. Please contact the organizers immediately if the scheduled time of your talk needs to be changed.

If you are on the program but are unable to attend the workshop, please let us know immediately so that we can offer your speaking slot to a deserving scholar on the waiting list.

We plan to make the Welcome Reception (Thursday, September 8) and the Banquet (Friday, September 9) open to guests as well as workshop attendees. Information on signing up for the Reception and Banquet will be forthcoming in a future circular.

2. Abstract Updates

We will compile presentation abstracts into an abstract booklet for distribution at the workshop. If you are a presenter, please update your abstract by September 1 to include your name and affiliation. You can also update the content. Instructions for updating your abstract are on the registration page of the website.

3. Registration

Presenters who have already registered for the workshop have an asterisk (*) next to their name in the program. If you are planning to attend the workshop (whether presenting or not) and have not yet registered, please do so. Pre-registration is free and the deadline is August 15. The organizers would appreciate early registrations so that we can get an accurate count of the likely number of attendees. (After August 15, registration will only be available on site beginning September 8, and there may be a fee.)

If you are on the program but are unable to attend the workshop, please let us know immediately so that we can offer your speaking slot to a deserving scholar on the waiting list.

4. Lodging

The workshop has secured blocks of discounted rooms at two hotels. It is the responsibility of all workshop attendees to make their own arrangements for lodging.

If you need a hotel room, visit the lodging page of the website for instructions on making a reservation. August 7 is the final guaranteed date to make reservations. Some rooms may be released to the general public before that date, so please make your reservation as soon as you can. You might be able to make a reservation after August 7, but we can’t guarantee availability or discounted pricing.

Important: If you have already registered for the workshop and indicated a hotel preference on the registration form, you do not have a hotel reservation! You must follow the instructions to reserve a hotel room.

If you are a student and would like to stay with a University of Washington graduate student free of charge during the workshop, please contact the organizers. A very small number of spaces are available thanks to the generosity of our students.

5. Travel and Tourism

Information pages on Travel and Seattle have been added to the website. The Travel page provides information on flying into Seattle and getting to the hotels and workshop site from the airport. The Seattle page provides information on local attractions and activities.

6. Invitation Letters

Official invitation letters will be issued upon request. Please make your request through the registration form. (If you have previously made a request by email, you do not need to make a second request.)

7. Meals

We plan to provide breakfast, lunch, and two coffee breaks with snacks free of charge during all three days of the workshop. In addition, the Thursday evening Welcome Reception will be free. We do not yet know how much we will need to charge for the Banquet. Dinner will not be provided on Saturday, the last day of the workshop.

With all best wishes,

Zev Han­del (on behalf of the STLS-2016 Organizing Committee)
stls2016@uw.edu
http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016

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Seventh Circular and Instructions for Hotel Reservations

The Fourth Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Southwest China (STLS-2016) will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, September 8–10 (Thursday–Saturday), 2016. This is the seventh circular with updated information on lodging and registration.

1. Lodging

The workshop has secured blocks of discounted rooms at two hotels. It is the responsibility of all workshop attendees to make their own arrangements for lodging.

If you need a hotel room, visit the lodging page of the website for instructions on making a reservation. August 7 is the final date to make reservations, but some rooms may be released to the general public before that date. So please make your reservation as soon as you can, in order to ensure availability.

Important: If you have already registered for the workshop and indicated a hotel preference on the registration form, you do not have a hotel reservation! You must follow the instructions to reserve a hotel room.

2. Travel

A travel information page has been added to the website, and will be updated periodically. It provides information on flying into Seattle and getting to the hotels and workshop site from the airport.

3. Please Register

Registration is now open. Please visit the registration page of the workshop website to register. We encourage presenters to register soon, so that we can confirm participation and assemble a preliminary program.

Anyone attending the conference, whether presenting or not, should register. We need an accurate count of the number of people attending.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsoring institutions, we do not anticipate requiring a fee for pre-registration. Pre-registration will be open until August 15. After that date, only on-site registration will be possible.

4. Invitation Letters

Official invitation letters will be issued upon request. Please make your request through the registration form. (If you have previously requested a letter by email, you do not need to make a second request.)

5. Information for Presenters

Some preliminary information for presenters is now available on the conference website. This information will be supplemented over the next few months. If you are a presenter and anticipate restrictions on your availability for presentation times, please contact us as soon as possible. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs as we plan the program.

With all best wishes,

Zev Han­del (on behalf of the STLS-2016 Organizing Committee)
stls2016@uw.edu
http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016

  • Copies of all email cir­cu­lars are posted on the conference web site.
  • If you did not receive this circular directly from stls2016@uw.edu, and would like to be added to the mailing list for future workshop announcements, please send a request by email to stls2016@uw.edu with your name and preferred email address.

Sixth Circular and Call for Registration

The Fourth Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Southwest China (STLS-2016) will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, September 8–10 (Thursday–Saturday), 2016. This is the sixth circular and call for pre-registration­­.

1. Registration is Open

Registration is now open. Please visit the registration page of the workshop website to register. We encourage presenters to register soon, so that we can confirm participation and assemble a preliminary program. The registration form also contains a survey about hotel needs.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsoring institutions, we do not anticipate requiring a fee for pre-registration. Pre-registration will be open until August 15. After that date, only on-site registration will be possible.

2. Invitation Letters

Official invitation letters will be issued upon request. Please make your request through the registration form. (If you have previously requested a letter by email, you do not need to make a second request.)

3. Abstract Review

Abstract review has been completed. All authors who submitted abstracts should have received a notification of acceptance, rejection or placement on the alternate (waiting) list. If you submitted an abstract but did not receive a notification, please contact us immediately.

We wish we could have accepted all abstracts, but the high number of submissions made it impossible to do so. We hope that even if you will not be presenting, you will still be able to attend the workshop.

4. Travel and Lodging

Please provide information about your hotel needs when you register. This will help us to secure an appropriate number of rooms at nearby hotels. Information on how to reserve a hotel room will be made available next month.

A travel information page has been added to the website, and will be updated periodically.

5. Information for Presenters

Some preliminary information for presenters is now available on the conference website. This information will be supplemented over the next few months. If you are a presenter and anticipate restrictions on your availability for presentation times, please contact us as soon as possible. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs as we plan the program.
With all best wishes,

Zev Han­del (on behalf of the STLS-2016 Organizing Committee)
stls2016@uw.edu
http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016

• Copies of all email cir­cu­lars are posted on the conference web site.

• If you did not receive this circular directly from stls2016@uw.edu, and would like to be added to the mailing list for future workshop announcements, please send a request by email to stls2016@uw.edu with your name and preferred email address.

Fifth Circular

The Fourth Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Southwest China (STLS-2016) will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, September 8–10 (Thursday–Saturday), 2016. This is the fifth circular.

1. Abstract Review

Abstract review has been completed. All authors who submitted abstracts should have received a notification of acceptance, rejection or placement on the alternate (waiting) list. If you submitted an abstract but did not receive a notification, please contact us immediately.

We wish we could have accepted all abstracts, but the high number of submissions made it impossible to do so. We hope that even if you will not be presenting, you will still be able to attend the workshop.

2. Invitation Letters

Official invitation letters will be issued upon request. If you need an official invitation (in order to apply for a visa, to apply for funding, or for any other reason) send your request to stls2016@uw.edu. Please put “request for invitation letter” in the subject line of the email; indicate if you would like to receive a pdf file, hardcopy by regular post, or both; and let us know if you require any specific information to be in the letter. Also, please indicate the title by which you should be addressed: “Prof.”, “Dr.”, “Mr.”, “Ms.”, etc.

3. Registration

Advance conference registration will be available through the conference website before the end of May. An email announcement will be sent when registration opens.

4. Travel and Lodging

We are in the process of securing blocks of rooms, at different price points, at several hotels near the conference site on the University of Washington campus. We anticipate that lodging costs will range from about $75 per night (for shared rooms at the cheapest hotel) to about $215 per night (for a single room at the most expensive hotel). Information on lodging should be up on the website by the end of May.

The nearest airport to the conference site is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The trip from the airport to the campus and hotels takes about 30 minutes by taxi (depending on traffic) and about an hour by light rail. Details on transportation will be placed on the website over the summer.

5. Information for Presenters

Some preliminary information for presenters is now available on the conference website. This information will be supplemented over the next few months. If you are a presenter and anticipate restrictions on your availability for presentation times, please contact us as soon as possible. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs as we plan the program.

Finally, I would like to thank the workshop’s Scientific Committee for their hard work conscientiously reviewing a large number of abstracts in a short period of time. Thanks to their efforts, we are confident that our workshop will be a success.

With all best wishes,

Zev Han­del (on behalf of the STLS-2016 Organizing Committee)
stls2016@uw.edu
http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016

• Copies of all email cir­cu­lars are posted on the conference web site.

• If you did not receive this circular directly from stls2016@uw.edu, and would like to be added to the mailing list for future workshop announcements, please send a request by email to stls2016@uw.edu with your name and preferred email address.

Fourth Circular and Reminder about Abstract Submission

The Fourth Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Southwest China (STLS-2016) will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, September 8–10 (Thursday–Saturday), 2016. This is the fourth circular and reminder about abstract submission.

Abstract submission is now open! The deadline for submission is February 29, 2016. To submit your abstract, visit the “Abstract Submission” page of the conference web site. Abstracts may be submitted only via the conference web site. Remember that abstract review is anonymous, so please do not include author names in the abstract or its file name.

Note that all presentations must go through the abstract review process. If you plan to present at the conference, be sure to complete your submission before the end of the month. (Even if you have previously sent me a tentative presentation title, you must still submit an abstract for review.)

Results of abstract review (acceptance/rejection) will be sent out in April 2016. Around that time, another circular will be distributed including information on travel, lodging and registration.

With all best wishes,

Zev Han­del (on behalf of the STLS-2016 Organizing Committee)
stls2016@uw.edu
http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016

• Copies of all email cir­cu­lars are posted on the conference web site.

• If you did not receive this circular directly from stls2016@uw.edu, and would like to be added to the mailing list for future workshop announcements, please send a request by email to stls2016@uw.edu with your name and preferred email address.

Third Circular and Call for Abstracts

The Fourth Work­shop on Sino-Tibetan Lan­guages of South­west China (STLS-2016) will be held at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton in Seat­tle, USA, Sep­tem­ber 8–10 (Thursday–Saturday), 2016. This is the third cir­cu­lar and call for abstracts.

Abstract submission is now open! The deadline for abstract submission is February 29, 2016. To submit your abstract, visit the “Abstract Submission” page of the conference web site, http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016. Please remember that abstract submissions are anonymous, so do not include author names in the abstract or its file name.

The conference web site remains a work in progress, and will continue to be built out over the following months. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact the conference organizers at stls2016@uw.edu.

The following information is updated from the second circular:

  1. The conference program will be determined by anonymous review of abstracts.
  2. Abstract sub­mis­sion is now open and will run through Feb­ru­ary 29, 2016. Abstracts may be submitted only via the conference web site; abstracts will not be accepted by email.
  3. Results of abstract review (acceptance/rejection) will be sent out in April 2016.
  4. Copies of all email cir­cu­lars are posted on the con­fer­ence web site at http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016.
  5. If you did not receive this circular directly from stls2016@uw.edu, and would like to be added to the mail­ing list for future work­shop announce­ments, please send a request by email to stls2016@uw.edu with your name and pre­ferred email address.

With all best wishes,

Zev Han­del (on behalf of the STLS-2016 Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee)
stls2016@uw.edu
http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016

Second Circular and Request for Presentation Titles

The Fourth Work­shop on Sino-Tibetan Lan­guages of South­west China (STLS-2016) will be held at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton in Seat­tle, USA, Sep­tem­ber 8–10 (Thursday–Saturday), 2016.* This is the second cir­cu­lar and preliminary request for proposed presentation titles.

In order to apply for conference funding, the organizers need a list of potential participants and presentation titles. If you anticipate participating in the workshop, please send your name, affiliation, and a provisional presentation title (in English or Chinese) to stls2016@uw.edu by December 15. (Note that providing this information does not guarantee acceptance of your abstract, which will be determined later through the regular anonymous abstract review process.)

The following information is updated from the first circular:

  1. All pre­sen­ta­tions will be selected by anonymous review of abstracts.
  2. We antic­i­pate an abstract sub­mis­sion period from December 1, 2015 to Feb­ru­ary 29, 2016. The pro­ce­dure for abstract sub­mis­sion will be announced in the third circular.
  3. Results of abstract review (acceptance/rejection) will be sent out in April 2016.
  4. The con­fer­ence web site address is http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016. The site will be built out with addi­tional con­tent over the next few months. Copies of all email cir­cu­lars are posted on the site.
  5. If you did not receive this circular directly from stls2016@uw.edu, and would like to be added to the mail­ing list for future work­shop announce­ments, please send a request by email to stls2016@uw.edu with your name and pre­ferred email address.

Please dis­trib­ute this circular widely to col­leagues, email lists, and other appro­pri­ate venues.

We look for­ward to wel­com­ing you in Seat­tle next autumn!

With all best wishes,

Zev Han­del (on behalf of the STLS-2016 Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee)
stls2016@uw.edu
http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016

* For more on the history and name of the workshop, see http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016/about/.