LINGUIST List 10.538

Wed Apr 14 1999

Calls: Evolution of Language, Software Seminar

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  1. Conference Evolang, Evolution of Language 2000 - CFP
  2. Jan Staudek, CFP SOFSEM 99

Message 1: Evolution of Language 2000 - CFP

Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 18:48:34 +0100 (MET DST)
From: Conference Evolang <>
Subject: Evolution of Language 2000 - CFP

Preliminary CALL FOR PAPERS [deadline: November 8, 1999]

conference: T H E E V O L U T I O N O F L A N G U A G E 
	 Paris April 3-6, 2000
	 Ecole Nationale Suprieure des Tlcommunications
	 Paris - France

ORGANISED BY: Professor Jean Aitchison (Oxford University), 
Dr. Jean-Louis Dessalles (ENST Paris), Professor Jim Hurford 
(Department of Linguistics, University of Edinburgh), 
Dr. Chris Knight (Department of Sociology, University of 
East London), Professor Luc Steels (Sony CSL and Vrije 
Universiteit Brussel).

LOCAL ORGANISATION: Jean-Louis Dessalles (ENST), Laleh Ghadakpour (CREA), 
Frdric Kaplan (Sony CSL), Luc Steels (Sony CSL), Franois Yvon (ENST). 

	This will be the third conference in a series concerned 
	with the evolutionary emergence of speech. From a wide 
	range of disciplines, we seek to attract researchers 
	willing to integrate their perspectives with those of 
	modern Darwinism.

	The aim is to bring together linguists, computer scientists, 
	anthropologists, palaeontologists, ethologists, geneticists, 
	neuroscientists, and other scientists who are concerned with 
	the question of the origin and evolution of language. 

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Jean Aitchison (Worcester College), Robert C. Berwick (M.I.T.), 
Derek Bickerton (Univ. Hawa), Melissa Bowerman* (Max Planck Institute 
for Psycholinguistics), Ted Briscoe (University of Cambridge Computer 
Laboratory), Ren Carr (ENST), Bernard Comrie (University of Southern 
California), Jean-Louis Dessalles (ENST), Jean-Marie Hombert* (MSH 
Rhne-Alpes), James R. Hurford (University of Edinburgh), Judy Kegl* 
(University of Southern Maine), Simon Kirby (University of Edinburgh), 
Chris Knight (University of East London), Andr Langaney (Muse de l'Homme), 
Frederick J. Newmeyer (University of Washington), Michael Studdert-Kenedy* 
(Haskins Laboratories), Luc Steels (Sony CSL & Vrije Universiteit Brussel), 
Bernard Victorri (ENS Ulm).
					 * [to be confirmed]

Submission Instructions

Prospective authors are invited to submit extended abstracts or short
papers (from 1 to 4 pages, max. 2000 words). Submitted papers will be
refereed and selected for oral presentation (25/30 min) on the basis
of quality and relevance to the Conference topics. Accepted abstracts
and papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings and will be
made accessible through the web. Copies of the proceedings will be
available at the Conference. Authors of accepted contributions will be
asked to submit full length papers for a volume to be published after
the Conference by an international publisher.

Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers electronically 
(MS Word preferred, but most formats will be recognised).

Please email your submission to
Don't forget to include the submission form in your message.

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The deadline for submission is November 8th, 1999.
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If you cannot send your submission through e-mail, please send four 
copies (and the submission form) to:

	J-L Dessalles
	ENST / Dep. InfRes 
	46 rue Barrault 
	F-75013 Paris - France

If you are planning to submit a paper or abstract, or if you simply 
plan to attend the Conference, please send a mail to

You will be kept informed through e-mail of further useful information.

Submission Form
[ The first author should fill in the submission form 
 and e-mail it to ]

Last NAME : 
First Name :
Laboratory :
Organization/Affiliation :
Street Address : 
City :
Postal code:
State/Province :
Country :
E-mail address for correspondence :
Fax :
Paper title :

Conference web site:
Call for papers:
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Message 2: CFP SOFSEM 99

Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 15:47:59 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Jan Staudek <>
Subject: CFP SOFSEM 99

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 | SOFSEM'99 |
 | |
 | XXVI-th Seminar on Current Trends |
 | in Theory and Practice of Informatics |

 November 27 - December 4, 1999
 Devet-skal hotel, Milovy
 Czech Republic

 more information -> URL:

Organized by

 CSCS, Czech Society for Computer Science
 DCIT, Prague
 Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences, Prague
 Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno
 Utrecht University

in co-operation with
 ERCIM - the European Research Consortium
 for Informatics and Mathematics

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SOFSEM (SOFtware SEMinar) is an eight-day international conference
devoted to the theory and the practice of software systems. Its program
consists of a series of invited talks given by prominent academic
professionals and researchers. Contributed talks and posters of
participants are also included in the program of SOFSEM. The working
language is English.

Invited talks and contributed talks are published by Springer-Verlag in
the "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" series and distributed at the

 | Sofsem'99 is the 26th in the series of Sofsem seminars held annually.|
 | It is intended to foster cooperation among people working in various |
 | areas of computer science. Its scientific program offers a unique |
 | opportunity to gain a relatively quick and representative |
 | overview about the selected parts of computer science, |
 | presented by top researchers. |
 | Its social program provides an optimum framework for discussions, |
 | meetings, establishing contacts, and socializing. Especially suited |
 | for young computer scientists. |

Program of Invited Talks
 Contributed Talks
Contact Addresses, Sofsem www-page
 Financial support
Local Arrangements, Venue, History

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	Trends in Theory
	Core Technologies
	Software and Information Engineering
	From Data to Knowledge

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 Advisory Board
 D. Bjorner, (UN University, IIST, Macau),
 P. van Emde Boas, (CWI Amsterdam, NL),
 M. Broy, (TU Munich, DE),
 M. Chytil, (ANIMA Praha, Prague, CZ),
 G. Gottlob, (TU Vienna, A),
 K. G. Jeffery, (CLRC RAL, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, UK),
 M. Zemankova, (NSF, Washington DC, USA)

 Steering Committee
 J. Wiedermann, Chair (Academy of Sciences, Prague, CZ)
 B. Rovan, Vice-Chair (Comenius University, Bratislava, SK)
 K. G. Jeffery (CLRC RAL, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, UK)
 J. Pavelka (DCIT, Prague, CZ)
 F. Plasil (Charles University, Prague, CZ)
 I. Privara (Institute of Informatics and Statistics, Bratislava, SK)
 J. Staudek (Masaryk University, Brno, CZ)

 Programme Committee
 Jan Pavelka, DCIT, Prague, CZ, Chair
 Gerard Tel, Utrecht Univ, NL, Co-Chair
 Bernadette Charron, LIX Paris, FR
 Linda van der Gaag, Utrecht University, NL
 Torben Hagerup, MPI Saarbrucken, DE
 Petr Hanacek, Tech. University Brno, CZ
 Vaclav Hlavac, CTU Prague, CZ
 Keith G. Jeffery, CLRC, UK
 Shmuel Katz, Technion, IL
 Mojmir Kretinsky, Masaryk University, CZ
 Klaus-Jorn Lange, Universitat Tubingen, DE
 Borivoj Melichar, CTU Prague, CZ
 Frantisek Plasil, Charles University, CZ
 Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles University, CZ
 Igor Privara, INFOSTAT, SK
 Branislav Rovan, Comenius University, SK
 Peter Ruzicka, Comenius University, SK
 Arno Siebes, CWI Amsterdam, NL
 Vaclav Sebesta, ICS Acad. of Sciences, CZ
 Philippas Tsigas, Chalmers Uni, SE
 Peter van Emde Boas, University of Amsterdam, NL
 Josef Vasica, DCIT Prague, CZ
 Filip Zavoral, Charles University, CZ

 Jiri Sochor, Masaryk University Brno, CZ, Secretary

 Organizing Committee
 Jan Staudek, MU Brno, CZ, Chair
 Miroslav Bartosek, Petr Hanacek, Dana Komarkova, Ales Krenek,
 Zdenek Malcik, Tomas Pitner, Petr Sojka, Tomas Staudek

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Invited Talks 
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Trends in Theory
 Jozef Gruska, Masaryk University, Brno, CZ
 Quantum Challenges
 Juraj Hromkovic, University of Aachen, DE
 Stability of approximation algorithms for hard optimization problems
 Wojciech Rytter, Warsaw University, PL
 Algorithms on compressed strings and arrays

Core Technologies
 Wolfgang Appelt,GMD, Sankt Augustin, DE
 WWW based collaboration with the BSCW System
 Christian Bac, Guy Bernard, Didier Le Tien, INT Evry, FR
 Middleware and Quality of Service
 Jean-Marie Rifflet, Universite Paris 7, FR
 Chorus internals
 Noemi Rodrigues, Catholic University Rio de Janeiro, BR
 Dynamic Reconfiguration of CORBA-based Applications
 Doaitse Swierstra, University Utrecht, NL
 Ghica van Emde Boas, IBM Nederland N.V., NL IBM
 San Francisco: Java based business application components and
 new ways to develop them

Software and Information Engineering
 Paolo Atzeni, University of ROMA III, IT
 Data bases and the World Wide Web, accomplishments and challenges
 Juan Biccaregui, CLRC-RAL, UK
 Exploiting formality in software engineering
 Ronald Cramer, ETH Zurich, CH
 Secure Multi-Party Computation
 Max Garzon, University Memphis, US
 Vaclav Rajlich, Wayne State University, Detroit, US
 Software change and evolution
 Peter Sloot, WINS, NL
 Distributed Simulation with Cellular Automata:
 Applications and Architecture

>From Data to Knowledge
 Alejandro P. Buchmann, T. University, Darmstadt, DE
 Data warehousing
 Max Garzon, University Memphis, US
 Knowledge applications on human-computer interactions

 Martin Bogdan, Wolfgang Rosenstiel, University of Tuebingen, DE
 Application of artificial neural networks for different
 engineering problems
 Maxime Crochemore, University of Marne-la-Vallie, FR
 String algorithms and text compression
 Emil Pelikan, Czech Academy of Science, CZ
 Principles of Forecasting
 Dan Roth, University of Illinois, US
 Neural Nets Applications
 Willy Schilders, Philips Labs, NL
 Electronics design
 Stephan Tschoeke, University Paderborn, DE
 Real Life Project with Lufthansa

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 The categories for submissions include Contributed Talks and Posters.
 Each submission should have a title giving the following information:

 - name, address, e-mail address, and phone/fax number of each author;
 - specification of one of the authors as the contact person.

 To submit, please send a postscript file of your contribution via 
 e-mail. With each submission, please e-mail also an abstract in
 plain ASCII. Any other form of electronic submission should be
 consulted in advance with the PC sectretary.

 Contributed Talks

 8-page drafts in English are expected. A full camera-ready copy of
 contributed talks on current topics in Computer Science should be no
 longer than 8-pages. Presentation time for contributed talks is 25
 minutes. Contributed talks will be included in the Proceedings of
 SOFSEM '99, published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series
 by Springer-Verlag.

 The Organizing Committee will supply the authors of accepted
 contributed talks with detailed technical instructions and the LaTeX
 style file for the preparation of the camera-ready copy.

 We actively encourage posters describing work in progress.
 Final versions of two A4 page poster are expected.

 Submission of the contributed talk/poster May 7, 1999
 Notification of acceptance / rejection June 30, 1999
 Camera-ready copy of the talks August 25, 1999

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Contact Addresses
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 Sofsem www-page

 Communications and enquires should be adressed to:

 Submissions should be adressed to:


 Jiri Sochor
 Faculty of Informatics
 Masaryk University
 Botanicka 68a,
 602 00 Brno
 Czech Republic

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 Kc stands for Czech Crowns. USD for US dollars.

 Total cost covers the registration fees, accommodation, and
 meals for the whole (eight-day) seminar as well as the Proceedings.

 Full fees:

 type single_room double_room Explanation
 of fee
 S1 10 800 Kc 10 000 Kc total costs for CZ/SK participants
 S2 410 USD 380 USD total costs for others


 If payment is made by 13th September 1999
 the following reductions apply:

 type single_room double_room Explanation
 of fee
 S1 9 700 Kc 8 900 Kc total costs for CZ/SK participants
 S3 380 USD 350 USD total costs for others


 SOFSEM '96/97/98 was booked fully to capacity by the end of August so

 Note for CZ/SK participants:

 Accommodation - daily rates single room incl. brkf. 485,- Kc
 one prsn in dble room incl. brkf. 385,- Kc
 meals 300,- Kc
 refreshment 40,- Kc
 Proceedings and conference fee 3 310,- Kc


 Banking : Ceska sporitelna Brno - mesto, Brno, Czech Rep.
 Account Name : Ceska informaticka spolecnost, pobocka Brno
 Account Number : 6851659-628/0800
 Details of Payment: Fill in your name, organization and the purpose of
 payment: 'Sofsem 99 conference fee'.

 Before 1-st November, 80% of the total cost will be refunded;
 after 1-st November, 50% of the total cost will be refunded.
 No refund will be made once the seminar has started.

 Financial support

 You may apply for financial support to partially cover your
 accommodation expenses. A strong preference will be given to
 undergraduate and graduate students whose submissions for contributed
 talks and/or posters have been accepted. Your application for
 financial support must reach the Organizing Committee by 1-st
 August. We will let you know by 15-th August whether requested support
 will be granted for you.

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ApS Brno, s.r.o., COMPAQ Computer, Hewlett-Packard, s.r.o.,
IBM CR, s.r.o., ORACLE Czech, s.r.o,

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1) presenting non profit results

 Organizations and individuals are invited to participate with
 demonstrations of non-profit research results and literature

2) presenting commercial products

 Organizations are invited to submit exhibitions of commercial software
 systems, organisation profiles, literature exhibitions, etc.

 Please submit a description of the demonstration and
 exhibitions to the address at the end of this page. It is the
 responsibility of the demonstrator to provide suitable equipment.
 Exhibitors should contact the following address for further details:

 Faculty of Informatics MU
 J. Staudek - SOFSEM '99
 Botanicka 68a
 602 00 Brno
 Czech Republic
 FAX: +420-5-4121 2747

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Local Arrangements, Venue, History
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 For more information regarding SOFSEM'99 and Local Arrangements,
 Venue and SOFSEM History see Sofsem www-page

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 To register, please mail the filled-in registration form and the
 notification of your payment to the OC (On-line registration
 from Sofsem WWW Home Page is also possible):

 Faculty of Informatics MU
 J. Staudek - SOFSEM '99
 Botanicka 68a
 602 00 Brno
 Czech Republic
 FAX: +420-5-4121 2747

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 SOFSEM 99 Registration Form
Please mail to
make signed copy
of Reg Form and
send/FAX it to Faculty of Informatics MU
 SOFSEM, Jan Staudek
 Botanicka 68a
 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
 FAX: +420-5-4121 2568

When sending paper mail, please, be sure to use service which is not
notoriously slow from your particular country.

Given name: ___________________ [] male [] female

Middle initials: ______________

Family name: __________________

(for your name badge: ____________________ )

Affiliation: ________________

Address: ______________________________________________________



e-mail: _____________________

fax: ____________________

telephone: __________________

Amount Paid: __________________

Date of Payment: __________________

Details of Payment: ___________________________________________

Single / Double Room: __________

Vegetarian (Y/N): _________

Passport No.
(CZ/SK - ROC/COP) ______________________

Special requirements: __________________________________________

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