LINGUIST List 10.1798

Wed Nov 24 1999

Calls: Natural Lang Generation, Computational Ling

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  1. Dragomir R. Radev, Natural Lang Generation: INLG'2000
  2. Achim Hoffmann, Computational Ling: PRICAI2000 in Melbourne, Australia

Message 1: Natural Lang Generation: INLG'2000

Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 10:26:35 -0500 (EST)
From: Dragomir R. Radev <>
Subject: Natural Lang Generation: INLG'2000

 International Natural Language Generation Conference

 Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

 Workshops: 12 June 2000
 Main conference: 13-16 June 2000


The First International Natural Language Generation Conference
(INLG'2000) will be held June 13 to 16, 2000 in Mitzpe Ramon,
Israel. This conference continues in the tradition of the nine
biennial workshops on natural language generation that have been held
from 1980 to 1998.

In addition to the main conference session, INLG'2000 will feature a
separate track for student papers as well as a small number of
pre-conference workshops to be held on June 12.

The Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops. To be
considered, please submit a formal proposal to the address shown below
by January 1, 2000. Decisions will be made by January 8, 2000.

A list of possible topics appears on the conference home page (see below).

Proposals should include the following: 

o Title and (brief) description of the workshop topic 
o An estimate of the expected number of participants 
o A description of the workshop format 
o An estimate of required equipment (computers, projectors, VCR, etc.) 

Note: Workshop participants will be expected to register for the main

For additional information on INLG'2000, please refer to the
conference home page:

Address for communication:

Dragomir R. Radev, INLG'2000 Workshops Chair (
School of Information
University of Michigan
304 West Hall
550 E. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1092

Important dates:

January 9, 2000: Workshop proposals due 
January 23, 2000: Acceptance/rejection decisions made 
February 6, 2000: Workshop Calls for Papers (CFP) due back to workshops chair 
May 7, 2000: Complete camera-ready workshop materials due 

Dr. Dragomir R. Radev
School of Information University of Michigan
Phone: 914-784-7899 (until January 1, 2000) Fax: 914-784-7455
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Message 2: Computational Ling: PRICAI2000 in Melbourne, Australia

Date: Thu, 25 Nov 99 11:29:55 +1100
From: Achim Hoffmann <>
Subject: Computational Ling: PRICAI2000 in Melbourne, Australia


 Sixth Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
 (PRICAI 2000)
 August 28 - September 1, 2000

 Melbourne Convention Centre
 Cnr Flinders & Spencer Streets
 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Feb 11, 2000 Submission deadline for papers
April 14, 2000 Paper notification deadline
May 22, 2000 Camera-ready paper deadline

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Feb 11, 2000 Submission deadline for Workshops and Tutorials
Feb 25, 2000 Workshop and tutorial notification

The Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI)
is the leading conference in the Pacific Rim region for presentation of
research in Artificial Intelligence, including its applications to problems
social and economic importance. The objectives of PRICAI are:

 to provide a forum for the introduction and discussion of new research
 results, concepts, & technologies;

 to provide practising engineers exposure to and an evaluation of evolving
 research, tools, and practices;

 to provide the research community exposure to the problems of practical
 applications of AI; and

 to encourage the exchange of AI technologies and experience within Pacific
 Rim countries.

PRICAI 2000 attempts to meet the needs of a large and diverse constituency,
which includes researchers, practitioners, educators, and users. Topics of
PRICAI 2000 include:

Abduction Knowledge discovery & Data mining
Adaptive interface Knowledge management
Agents Knowledge representation
AI architectures Logic programming
Artificial life Machine learning
Bayesian networks Machine translation
Belief revision Mobile agents
Cognitive modelling Model-based reasoning
CSCW and AI Multimedia and AI
Common sense reasoning Multiagent systems
Computational complexity Music and AI
Computational learning theory Natural language processing
Complex systems Neural networks
Computer-aided education Nonmonotonic reasoning
Constraint satisfaction Ontological engineering
Decision theory Planning
Description logics Probabilistic reasoning
Distributed AI Qualitative reasoning
Emergent computing Real-time systems
Foundation of AI Reinforcement learning
Fuzzy Logics Robotics
Game playing Scientific discovery
Genetic algorithms Search
Image processing Software engineering and AI
Induction Spatial reasoning
Industrial applications of AI Speech and spoken dialog understanding
Intelligent CAD Temporal Reasoning
Intelligent information gathering Text analysis
Intelligent learning environment Theorem proving
Internet and AI User modelling
Knowledge acquisition, Virtual reality
 modeling and validation Vision
Knowledge-based systems Aspects of AI not otherwise listed

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Papers describing both theoretical and applied research in AI are welcome.

Papers should be no longer than 10 pages including all tables, figures, and
references but excluding a cover page. Over-length papers may be rejected
without review.

Submissions should preferably use the LaTeX style file llncs.sty provided by
Springer and available from
Submissions not prepared in LaTeX should conform approximately to the
configuration of the llncs style: single column, 10 point text, 122mm text
width, no more than 46 lines per page.

Authors must submit an electronic titlepage. Point a web browser at

and complete the form there. The required information is:
- Title of the paper
- Author names with affiliations, addresses, and phone numbers;
- Email address of the contact author;
- Abstract of no more than 200 words;
- At least 1 and no more than 4 content areas selected from the list above.

All papers should be sent electronically to:

Postscript is preferred (optionally compressed or gzipped). Other formats
as PDF or MsWord may be accepted at the discretion of the Program Chair.

If you have any query for submission, please contact John K. Slaney

Multiple submission policy for papers
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Papers that are being submitted to other conferences, whether verbatim or
in essence, must reflect this fact on the title page. If a paper is accepted
at another conference (with the exception of specialised workshops), it must
be withdrawn from PRICAI 2000. Papers that do not meet these requirements
subject to rejection without review.

Call for Workshop Proposals
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Proposals for workshops in specific fields of AI should be submitted to:
Workshop chair: Huan Liu (NUS)
Details can be obtained from the PRICAI 2000 web page at

Call for Tutorial Proposals
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Proposals for tutorials in specific fields of AI should be submitted to:
Tutorial chair: Eric Tsui (CSC)
Details can be obtained from the PRICAI 2000 web page at

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All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality,
significance, soundness and clarity. Three referees will review each

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Papers accepted for presentation at PRICAI 2000 will be published in LNAI,
the series of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, from

Contact Information
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For PC matters, please contact:
Riichiro Mizoguchi
PC Co-Chair
The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research
Osaka University
8-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka, 567-0047 Japan
Phone: +81-6-6879-8415, 2125
Fax: +81-6-6879-2126

For general information, please contact:
Marg Scarlett
PRICAI 2000 Conference Secretariat
C/- The Conference Organisers Pty Ltd
PO Box 1127
Sandringham Victoria 3191

 Ph: +61 3 9521 8881
 Fax: +61 3 9521 8889

Latest information regarding PRICAI 2000 is available at

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Conference Organisation:

General chair: Geoffrey Webb (Deakin Univ.)
Program committee Co-hairs: Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka Univ.)
 John Slaney (Australian National University)
Organising chair: Chengqi Zhang (Deakin Univ.)
Workshop chair: Huan Liu (National University of Singapore)
Tutorial chair: Eric Tsui (Computer Sciences Corporation)
Publicity chair: Achim Hoffmann (University of New South Wales)
Treasurer: Douglas Newlands (Deakin University)

Program Committee Members:

Edward Altman, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore
Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei University, Korea
John Debenham, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Norman Foo, University of New South Wales, Australia
Scott D. Goodwin, University of Regina, Canada
Jieh Hsiang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Mitsuru Ishizuka University of Tokyo, Japan
David Israel, SRI International, USA
Shyam Kapur, Infoseek, USA
Shigenobu Kobayashi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Alfred Kobsa, GMD FIT, Germany
Jae Kyu Lee, KAIST, Korea
Dayou Liu, Jilin University, P. R. China
H. Lee-Kwang, KAIST, Korea
Hing-Yan Lee, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore
Chee-Kit Looi, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore
Yuji Matsumoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Satoru Miyano, University of Tokyo, Japan
Hideyuki Nakashima, ETL, Japan
Fred Popowich, Simon Fraser University, Canada
R. Sadananda, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
M. Sasikumar, National Centre for Software Technology, India
Zhongzhi Shi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China
Keith Stenning, Edinburgh University, UK
Leon Sterling, University of Melbourne, Australia
Benjamin Watson, University of Alberta, Canada
Albert Wu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, P. R. China
Takahira Yamaguchi, Shizuoka University, Japan
Wai-kiang Yeap, University of Otago, New Zealand
Ingrid Zukerman, Monash University, Australia

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