LINGUIST List 11.1203

Fri May 26 2000

Calls: Sino-Tibetan Lang/Ling, Artificial Intelligence

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  1. Suntana Sutadarat, Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics
  2. Graham Williams, Pacific Rim International Conf on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI-00)

Message 1: Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics

Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 13:10:41 +0700
From: Suntana Sutadarat <>
Subject: Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics

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Interested parties are invited to submit papers and participate
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Suntana Sutadarat
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Message 2: Pacific Rim International Conf on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI-00)

Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 10:30:25 +1000 (EST)
From: Graham Williams <>
Subject: Pacific Rim International Conf on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI-00)

Dear Colleague,

This is the final call for papers for presentation in the industrial
track of the Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial
Intelligence (PRICAI-00) to be held in Melbourne, Australia, 
28 August - 1 September, 2000. Papers are due 15 June.

Both short overview and longer detailed papers that describe
experiences in applying AI, both successful and not successful, are
specifically being elicited. Pitfalls, lessons learnt, strategies for
success, and identification of opportunities for research are all
important experiences to share with the AI community.

We hope you will consider submitting your experiences.

Please forward this email onto any of your colleagues in industry who
may have experiences to share.

Yours sincerely,

Dickson Lukose, MindShare, USA
Graham Williams, CSIRO, Australia


 Symposium on the Application of Artificial Intelligence in Industry

		 In Conjunction With PRICAI'2000

		 28 August - 1 September, 2000
			 Melbourne, Australia

			 Symposium Co-Chairs:

 Dr Dickson Lukose			 Dr Graham Williams 
 Brightware Inc., USA			 CSIRO, Australia 

Please submit papers to by 15 June 2000.


The Symposium on the Application of Artificial Intelligence in
Industry (to be held in conjunction with PRICAI'2000) will be the
second in the series. This symposium is the leading forum in the
Pacific Rim for the presentation of the innovative applications of AI
in industry. The objectives of the symposium are:

 1. to provide a forum for the discussion of innovative
 applications of AI in industry;

 2. to provide practising engineers exposure to and an evaluation
 of current research, tools, and practices in industry;

 3. to provide the research community a forum for exposing them to
 the problems of the practical applications of AI in industry;

 4. to encourage the exchange of practical AI technologies and

Details of this symposium can be found at

Details of PRICAI-2000 are available from


Papers describing applied research and deployed applications that
include some aspects of Artificial Intelligence technology are
particularly sought. Topics of the symposium include all areas of AI
application development, project management, systems evaluation and
deployment. Papers for this symposium can address any of the following
combination of issues:

 Discussions of applications with performance evaluation data

 Ongoing efforts to develop large-scale or domain-specific
 knowledge bases or ontologies

 Development of domain or task focused tools, techniques, or methods 

 Evaluations of AI tools, techniques or methods for domain

 Unsuccessful attempts to apply particular tools, techniques or
 methods to specific domains (which provide insights into the
 applicability and limitations of the tool, technique or method)

 System architectures that work

 Scalability of techniques 

 Integration of AI with other technologies 

 System and software engineering of intelligent systems 

 Development methodologies 

 Validation and Verification 

 Lessons learned 

 Social and other technology transition issues 

 Successful or Failed Project Management Methodology, Tools and

 Successful or Failed Knowledge Acquisition and Modelling Efforts

We are particularly interested in the integration issues, and
specifically interested in why certain applications fail to be


 15 June 2000 Submission deadline for papers 
 15 July 2000 Paper notification deadline 
 31 July 2000 Camera-ready paper deadline 


Two category of papers will be accepted. They are: 

 1. Short Papers - based on work in progress. 

 2. Long Papers - based on deployed systems (include failed systems
 that was not deployed).

Short papers should be no longer then 7 pages, and long papers should
be no longer than 15 pages including all tables, figures, and

Electronic submission of Microsoft Word or PDF (preferred) documents
are encouraged as email attachments sent to
The format should be for A4 paper with a Times Roman font set at 12pt
with 1.5 line spacing. Text should have a 2.5cm (1 inch) margin on all
sides. The email should also include a clear text version of the
title, authors and abstract.

All papers should be sent electronically to

If you have any queries please contact Dickson Lukose or Graham
Williams. All correspondance regarding this symposium should be
emailed to

Multiple submission policy for papers:

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 the symposium. Papers that do
not meet these requirements are subject to rejection without review.


The same high standards set by PRICAI will be followed in reviewing
papers submitted to this symposium. All submissions will be reviewed
on the basis of relevance, originality, significance, soundness and
clarity. Three referees will review each submission to ensure a high
standard of quality with the appropriate focus on applications.


The proceedings will be formally published (ISBN) and distributed to
all PRICAI-2000 attendees and, concurrently, published on-line through
the AI Applications Symposium home page.


 Leila Alem CSIRO, Australia
 Andrew Blair		 BT Financial Group, Australia
 Shu Heng Chen		 National Chengchi University, Taiwan
 Sung-Bae Cho Yonsei University, Korea
 Ernest Edmonds Loughborough University, UK 
 Vladimir Estivill-Castro Newcastle University, Australia
 Usama Fayyad Microsoft, USA
 Brian Garner Deakin University, Australia
 Warwick Graco Health Insurance Commission, Australia
 Mark Grundy Dialog, Australia
 Tim Hawes		 Mindbox Inc, USA
 Zhexue Huang ETI, The University of Hong Kong
 Philip Jackson Intra - Team IT, UK 
 Ryszard Kowalczyk CSIRO, Australia
 Robert Kremer University of Calgary, Canada
 Chris Leckie Telstra, Australia
 Patrick Mahaffey Mindbox Inc, USA
 Setsuo Ohsuga Waseda University, Japan
 William Richer Mindbox Inc, USA
 David Ripley CSC/NASA, USA
 Dharmendra Sharma Univ South Pacific, Suva, Fiji
 Robert Straughan Inst for High Performance Computing, Singapore
 Said Tabet Mindbox Inc, USA
 Alain Verheyden Bann, Belgium
 Ian Watson		 University of Auckland, NZ
 Wayne Wobcke British Telecom, UK
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