LINGUIST List 10.1833

Tue Nov 30 1999

Calls: Complex Systems, Computational Linguistics

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  1. Yaneer Bar-Yam, +ICCS:International Conference on Complex Systems CFP
  2. Bernhard Schroeder, Comp Ling/Communicating Agents

Message 1: +ICCS:International Conference on Complex Systems CFP

Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 16:44:35 -0500
From: Yaneer Bar-Yam <yaneernecsi.org>
Subject: +ICCS:International Conference on Complex Systems CFP

ICCS:International Conference on Complex Systems CFP
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 Announcement, Including Call for Papers

 Third International Conference
 on
 COMPLEX SYSTEMS

 Nashua, NH
 May 21-26, 2000

Host: New England Complex Systems Institute
 http://necsi.org
 necsinecsi.org

Conference Chairman: Yaneer Bar-Yam
Executive Committee: 
 Dan Braha, Helen Harte, Michael Jacobson, 
 Gottfried Mayer, David Meyer, Ali Minai

This is the third in a series of conferences with two 
major aims: first, to investigate those properties or 
characteristics that appear to be common to the very 
different complex systems now under study; and second, 
to encourage cross fertilization among the many disciplines 
involved.

PEDAGOGICAL SESSION: The conference will include
pedagogical sessions on Sunday, May. 21 covering 
fundamental knowledge in concepts, simulation, 
and analysis tools relevant to complex systems. 
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ICCS SUBJECT AREAS: UNIFYING THEMES IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS
Sessions will be structured around both themes and systems.

The themes are:

EMERGENCE, STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION: substructure, the
relationship of component to collective behavior, the
relationship of internal structure to external influence,
multiscale structure and dynamics.

INFORMATICS: structuring, storing, accessing, and
distributing information describing complex systems.

COMPLEXITY: characterizing the amount of information
necessary to describe complex systems, and the dynamics
of this information.

DYNAMICS: time series analysis and prediction, chaos,
temporal correlations, the time scale of dynamic processes.

SELF-ORGANIZATION: Pattern formation, evolution, 
development and adaptation.

The system categories are:

FUNDAMENTALS, PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL SYSTEMS: Spatio-
temporal patterns and chaos, fractals, dynamic scaling, 
non-equilibrium processes, hydrodynamics, glasses, 
non-linear chemical dynamics, complex fluids, 
molecular self-organization, information and 
computation in physical systems. 

BIO-MOLECULAR & CELLULAR SYSTEMS: protein and DNA 
folding, bio-molecular informatics, membranes, cellular 
response and communication, genetic regulation, gene-
cytoplasm interactions, development, cellular 
differentiation, primitive multicellular organisms, 
the immune system.

PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: Nervous system, 
neuro-muscular control, neural network models of brain, 
cognition, psychofunction, pattern recognition, learning
and development, man-machine interactions.

ORGANISMS AND POPULATIONS: population biology, ecosystems,
ecology.

HUMAN SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS: Corporate and social
structures, markets, urban development, the global economy,
the Internet.

ENGINEERED SYSTEMS: Product and product manufacturing,
nano-technology, modified and hybrid biological 
organisms, computer based interactive systems, agents,
artificial life, artificial intelligence, and robots
communication networks, traffic systems, emergent control 
of distributed systems.

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Topical sessions for which papers are specifically 
solicited based on prior experience:

Dynamics and Patterns in Physical Systems
Biocomplexity
Evolution
Medical Complexity
Networks
Neural Systems
Modeling Social Systems
Management of Human Organizations
Defining Complexity

Other sessions will be formed out of abstracts received
on diverse topics. Individual submissions will be accepted
on their merit.
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REGISTRATION:

Conference attendance is limited to about 
250 participants. Applications will be accepted 
on a first-come, first-served basis from 
those active or interested in becoming active 
in the study of complex systems.

If you are interested in presenting a paper or 
simply attending the conference, please apply to 

iccsnecsi.org

and provide the following information:

Name
Affiliation
Address
Telephone number
Fax number
E-mail address

AND (if you wish to present a paper)

- an abstract (no more than 500 words) of a presentation 
to be given at the conference

OR (if you do not wish to present a paper)

- a description of your research interests.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 15
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PROCEEDINGS AND JOURNAL PUBLICATION OF ARTICLES

Authors whose submissions are accepted for presentation
should plan to submit full papers by the Registration
deadline (April 1). These will be reviewed and, if accepted,
published in the peer reviewed on-line journal InterJournal
and as a conference proceedings volume. Formatting 
instructions for the papers will be made available and 
should be followed carefully. 
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DATES: 
Applications Due: January 15 
Early Registration: February 15 
Registration: April 1
Conference: May 21-26
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REGISTRATION:
Note: Registration fees include lunches served all 
 conference days except Sunday.

 Registration fees: Regular(member) Student(member)
Early Registration: Feb 15 $350($300) $175($150)
Registration: Apr 1 $450($400) $275($250)
 An additional $100 will be charged for those who register 
 at the conference site.
Payment information will be sent out with notification of
 application acceptance.

For NECSI membership information see
http://necsi.org/membership/member.html
Annual Membership Dues: Student $20, Academic $50, Other $100
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FINANCIAL SUPPORT:
We anticipate having some funds available to assist 
conferees according to need. Application to the 
conference organizers (iccsnecsi.org) may be made 
for this financial support.
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LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS:

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Nashua 
in Nashua, New Hampshire, on the Massachusetts
New Hampshire border 40 minutes from Boston by car.

Rooms must be reserved with the hotel at:
tel: (800) 325-3535 (indicate Sheraton Nashua)
tel: (603) 888-9970 (direct line to the hotel)
fax: (603) 891-4179

A block of rooms has been reserved at a conference
discount rate of $110 per night (single or double) for 
the week of the conference (including a two day margin).
These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served 
basis. To receive the discount rate identify yourself as 
a member of the New England Complex Systems Institute
Convention. Cancellations may be made up to 48 hours in
advance without penalty.

A block of rooms has also been reserved at a conference
discount rate of $54.99 per night (up to four in a room) 
at the Red Roof Inn: (800) 843-7663 / (603) 888-1893
e-mail: i0122redroof.com http://www.redroof.com
which is the closest alternative accommodation to 
the conference. To receive the discount rate identify 
yourself as a member of the NECSI Convention 
or room block #B122NECSI

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PLEASE NOTE: 

If you want to receive future announcements about
this conference, and other NECSI activities please 
send e-mail to necsinecsi.org

Include:

Your name: ________________________________________

Preferred e-mail address: _________________________

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I look forward to seeing you there,
Yaneer


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Yaneer Bar-Yam
President
New England Complex Systems Institute
http://necsi.org
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Message 2: Comp Ling/Communicating Agents

Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999 00:25:54 +0100
From: Bernhard Schroeder <B.Schroederuni-bonn.de>
Subject: Comp Ling/Communicating Agents

The Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology


Communicating Agents

Workshop of the GLDV special interest group on 
generation and parsing in morphology, syntax and semantics,
IKP, University of Bonn, Feb 15, 2000 

http://www.gldv.org/Veranstaltungen/WS_Feb00/

In the focus of this workshop will be approaches to the 
formal description and eventually to the implementation of 
communicating agents. 

We invite papers on the following aspects: 

 1.incremental analysis / interpretation 
 datastructure of the context (e.g. dynamic semantics) 
 computational reconstruction of reference 
 correlation of semantic and pragmatic interpretation 
 2.partner oriented generation 
 intentionally directed generation 
 partner knowledge and attribution of belief 
 3.evolution of systems and strategies of communication 
 concept evolution / formation / construction 
 evolution of linguistic norms 
 repair strategies in disturbed communication 

Lectures should not be longer than 20 minutes. They will be followed by
a 
10 minute discussion each. Workshop languages are English and German. 
We plan to publish workshop proceedings with the full papers. 

System demonstrations will be possible on demand. 

Abstracts of no more than 600 words should be sent
 - preferably by E-Mail in ASCII, HTML, PS or PDF format - 
to Bernhard Schroeder before Jan 10, 2000. 

Timetable

Jan 10, 2000 
 Deadline for abstracts 
Jan 24, 2000 
 Notification on acceptance 
Feb 15, 2000 
 Workshop 

Please register before Feb 8, 2000, if possible. 

Organizing Comittee

 Roland Hausser, University of Erlangen 
 Hans-Christian Schmitz, University of Bonn 
 Bernhard Schroeder, University of Bonn 

Workshop fees

Members of the GLDV, non-students 
 DM 20 
Student members of the GLDV 
 DM 10 
Others, non-students 
 DM 40 
Other students 
 DM 20

Contact

Bernhard Schroeder
Institut f�r Kommunikationsforschung und Phonetik
Universit�t Bonn
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
D-53115 Bonn
Germany 

E-Mail 
 B.Schroederuni-bonn.de 
Phone 
 +49 228 735621 
Fax 
 +49 228 735639
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