LINGUIST List 10.50

Tue Jan 12 1999

Calls: Theoretical Ling, Artificial Intelligence/GECCO

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  1. Jonathan Ginzburg, Israeli Theoretical Linguistics Assoc. Revised deadline
  2. Robert E. Smith, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Deadline

Message 1: Israeli Theoretical Linguistics Assoc. Revised deadline

Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:31:09 +0200 (IST)
From: Jonathan Ginzburg <>
Subject: Israeli Theoretical Linguistics Assoc. Revised deadline

				IATL 15
 June 16-17 1999


INVITED SPEAKERS: Mark Aronoff (SUNY, Stony Brook) 
 Larry Horn (Yale)

IATL 15, the 15th annual meeting of the Israeli Association for
Theoretical Linguistics, will be held in Haifa University, Haifa
on June 16-17, 1999.

Submissions are invited for papers presenting high quality, previously
unpublished research in all areas of theoretical linguistics. IATL
publishes a working papers-style proceedings in which all accepted and
alternate papers appear. 

Please send 7 copies of an anonymous abstract (maximum length 2 pages) 
accompanied by a card with author's name, affiliation, e/snail-mail, and
title of paper to: 

IATL 15,
Linguistics Programme,
Department of English, 
The Hebrew University, 
Jerusalem 91905 
Deadline: Feb 20, 1999.

Electronic submission (.ps format ONLY) is possible.

Not more than one single-authored abstract per person, plus one
co-authored abstract. 

Febuary 20, 1999: abstract submission deadline
April 1, 1999: notification to authors of acceptance
June 16-17,1999: IATL conference

Further information from:

IATL 15 will be held adjacently to PRAGMA 99 and to BIFSAI 6. PRAGMA 99,
to be held during June 13-15, 1999 at Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem is an interdisciplinary international conference
on Pragmatics and Negotiation bringing together pragmaticists, linguists,
philosophers, anthropologists, sociologists and political scientists. 
Among the plenary speakers: Elinor Ochs (UCLA), Itamar Rabinovitch (Tel
Aviv University), Emanual Schegloff (UCLA), Thomas Schelling (University
of Maryland), Deborah Schiffrin (Georgetown University), Deborah Tannen
(Georgetown University), Ruth Wodak (University of Vienna).
For further information contact: 

BIFSAI 6 is the sixth biennial Symposium on the Foundations of Artificial
Intelligence, to be held on June 23-25, 1999 in Ramat Gan, Israel. The
symposium is international in scope, with invited lectures by leading
researchers and contributed papers on foundations of AI. The invited
speakers for BISFAI-99 include Stan Rosenschein of Stanford University and
Leo Joskowicz of Hebrew University. You may contact
for further information, or visit the BISFAI-99 website at This site is mirrored in the United
States at

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Message 2: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Deadline

Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:52:51 +0000
From: Robert E. Smith <>
Subject: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Deadline

!!!!!!! Last Minute Submission Reminder !!!!!

NOTE: This is a deadline for the ARRIVAL of submissions to at the
physical address of the AAAI!!!
The Genetic Algorithm / Classifier System Track of
for more details.
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The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
Orlando, Florida
July 14-17, 1999
Just a last minute reminder that the deadline for submissions for GA/CS
papers to GECCO'99 is fast approaching (WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1999).
GECCO'99 is a promising event for the GA/CS community, as well as for
the related EC communities. You can help fulfill that promise with your
Submission details are included below, and at the GECCO'99 Web site. I
hope to see you there!
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The deadline for arrival at the physical address of the AAAI of eight
(8) paper copies of each submitted paper is Wednesday, January 27, 1999.
Papers are to be in single-spaced, 10-point type on 8 1/2" x 11" paper
with 1" margin at the top and 3/4" margin at left, right, and bottom. A4
paper may be used. Papers may not be submitted by e-mail or fax. 

The address of the AAAI is: 

445 Burgess Drive 
Menlo Park, CA 94025 
Phone: (650)328-3123 

Each paper is to contain all of the following 9 items, contained
entirely within a maximum total of eight (8) pages, IN THIS ORDER: 

 1.The paper's category (chosen from one of the following alternatives:
genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolvable hardware, classifier
systems, evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, DNA and
molecular computing, real-world applications, artificial life, adaptive
behavior, and agents). 
 2.Title of paper. 
 3.Author name(s). 
 4.Author physical address(es). 
 5.Author e-mail address(es). 
 6.Author phone number(s). 
 7.A 50-200 word abstract of the paper at the beginning of the paper. 
 8.The text of the paper (including all figures, tables,
acknowledgments, and appendices, if any). 

Review criteria will include significance of the work, novelty, clarity,
writing quality, and sufficiency of information to permit replication
(if applicable). The first-named author (or other corresponding author
designated by the authors at the time of submission) will be notified of
acceptance or rejection (on approximately March 3, 1999). 

To avoid future problems and misunderstandings, it is preferred (but not
required) that the format of submitted papers roughly follow the
required format for final camera-ready papers. The required style for
the final camera-ready papers will be posted on the GECCO WWW page (and
will be substantially similar to that of the ICGA-97 and GP-98
conferences). Different numbers of pages may be allocated to accepted
papers based on the policies of the various separate program committees
of the conference. 

An ICGA LaTeX style file and an example of its use are available. 

The deadline for final camera-ready version of accepted papers will be
announced (and will be approximately April 7, 1999). There will be two
volumes for the conference proceedings books. By submitting a paper,
the author(s) agree that, if their paper is accepted, they will submit a
final revised camera-ready version and that at least one author will
attend and present each accepted paper at the conference. The material
in papers must represent substantially new work that has not been
previously published by conferences, journals, or edited books in the
field of genetic and evolutionary computation. GECCO permits a paper to
be submitted to the GECCO conference that is substantially similar to a
paper being contemporaneously submitted for review to another
conference; however, by submitting a camera-ready final paper to the
GECCO conference, the authors agree that substantially the same material
will not be published by another conference in the field (however,
material may conceivably be later revised and submitted to an EC journal
or material may be submitted to a non-GEC conference, such as an
applications conference).
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