SANTIAGO DE CUBA, January 25 through 28, 1999
The 6th International Symposium on Social Communication was held in the city of Santiago de Cuba. The Symposium was attended by more than 300 scholars, over 100 from 26 countries (Germany, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, South Korea, Spain, Unites States of America, France, The Netherlands, England, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Venezuela), and 200 Cuban specialists.
The opening lecture entitled "Language as an expression of identity and a bridge for cultural transmission" was delivered by Dr. Ismael Clark Arxer, President of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba.
The following master lectures were delivered:
- Communication, information and automatic treatment of language, by Dr. Daniela Ratti, National Research Council of Genoa, Italy.
- Towards multi-modal interactions in virtual environments: A case study, by Prof. Dr. Anton Nijholt, University of Twente, The Netherlands.
A round table entitled "New technologies in the mass media: Their social impact" was held.