LINGUIST List 11.1247

Sat Jun 3 2000

Calls: Conceptual development, Artificial Intelligence

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  1. caroline Floccia, Decolage 2001: Conceptual and linguistic development
  2. ECAI 2000 Publicity [Markus Hannebauer], Artificial Intelligence - Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems (ECAI 2000)

Message 1: Decolage 2001: Conceptual and linguistic development

Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 13:57:59 +0200
From: caroline Floccia <>
Subject: Decolage 2001: Conceptual and linguistic development

***************************CALL FOR PAPERS**********************

21-23 March, 2001, Besancon, France

2nd Bisontine conference for conceptual and linguistic development 
in the child aged from 1 to 6 years

Organisation: Laboratoire de Psychologie, Universit� de Franche-Comt�,
Besancon, France

Invited speakers: 
Pr. Paul Harris (to be confirmed), University of Oxford
Pr. Jacques Mehler (to be confirmed), SISSA, Trieste
Pr. Kim Plunkett, University of Oxford
Pr. Josef Perner, University of Salzburg

Proceedings: Selected papers will be published in a special issue of
Developmental Science.

Deadline for abstract reception: October the 1st, 2000


Caroline Floccia
Laboratoire de psychologie
Universit� de Franche-Comt�
30, rue Megevand
25000 Besancon
tel: 03 81 66 54 71
fax: 03 81 66 54 40
(from abroad replace 03 by 00333)
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Message 2: Artificial Intelligence - Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems (ECAI 2000)

Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 14:33:51 +0200
From: ECAI 2000 Publicity [Markus Hannebauer] <>
Subject: Artificial Intelligence - Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems (ECAI 2000)

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 ECAI 2000/PAIS 2000

 14th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
 Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems

 Berlin, Humboldt University
 August 20-25, 2000

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Organized by 
German Informatics Society (GI) and 
European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI)

Hosted by 
Humboldt University Berlin

 In this special turn of the century we invite you to celebrate 
 ECAI 2000 in Berlin. Being the fourteenth in a very successful
 series of European Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, 
 ECAI 2000 will offer a unique opportunity to bring industry and
 academics together to explore the full spectrum of Artificial
 Intelligence, from theory and methodology to its application in 
 commercial systems. 

 Respond to the call of the German Informatics Society (GI) and 
 the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence, 
 the world's largest umbrella organization for AI, and meet well-
 known AI experts at Humboldt University Berlin, a University that 
 can proudly look back on almost 200 years of tradition and 29 
 associated Nobel prize winners.

 Since the year 2000 is a special year, we will make ECAI 2000 a
 very special conference. ECAI 2000 gathered 443 submissions from 
 which, however, only 140 have been accepted for presentation. 
 Although the majority of papers comes from Europe, there is a 
 significant number of papers from Australia, Asia, and North
 America, leading to a total of 42 contributing countries. 
 Furthermore, ECAI 2000 comprises six invited talks plus one
 public talk given by distinguished scientists, master-class lec-
 tures in 10 tutorials and serious discussions of hot new research 
 topics in 30 workshops.

 The real success of Artificial intelligence will be measured by
 the applications that use the technology rather than the techno-
 logy itself. For the first time, ECAI comprises the Prestigious 
 Applications of Intelligent Systems sub-conference (PAIS 2000), 
 which is the first major European showcase of beneficial solu-
 tions for industry and commerce based on AI technologies. 

 ECAI and PAIS are accompanied by an exhibition concept that re-
 flects AI's history, its gaining grounds in the 20th century and 
 its progress paths envisioned into the 21st century. We also plan
 to have a rather unusual sidetrack meant to attract layman such 
 that ECAI 2000 becomes an event in Berlin and not only one of 
 diverse scientific congresses hardly noticed by the public. In so
 far, we aim at presenting AI on ECAI 2000 in a very broad scope 
 in order to show its relation to other classical and advanced 
 IT topics.

 In the following we will present a short glance at the program
 of ECAI 2000. We will also provide some information on registra-
 tion deadlines and fees. More detailed information is available
 on the conference home page at


 Do not miss this opportunity. Register now and be cordially 
 welcome at ECAI 2000 in Berlin!

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 15 Jun 2000 Early Registration Deadline
 1 Aug 2000 Late Registration Deadline
 20-25 Aug 2000 ECAI/PAIS 2000

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 Piero P. Bonissone
 General Electric, USA
 Corporate Research and Development

 "Hybrid Soft Computing: Where are we going?"

 Patrick Doherty 
 Linkoeping University, Sweden
 Artificial Intelligence and 
 Integrated Computer Systems Division

 "A Bird's-Eye View of the 
 WITAS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Project"

 Daniele Nardi 
 Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
 Artificial Intelligence Research Group

 "Artificial Intelligence in RoboCup"

 Bernhard Nebel
 Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg, Germany
 Artificial Intelligence Research Group

 "Knowledge Representation and Reasoning - 
 The Theoretical Side of AI"

 Luc Steels 
 Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris, France
 Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
 Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
 "The Emergence of Grammar in 
 Communicating Autonomous Robotic Agents"

 Mark Wallace
 Imperial College, UK
 ICL and IC-Parc

 "Constraint Programming - 
 Applications, Algorithms, Languages"

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 H. Van Dyke Parunak
 Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, USA
 Center for Electronic Commerce

 "Assembling Artificial Societies: 
 Missing Pieces and Left-Over Parts"

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 T1: Ant Algorithms and Swarm Intelligence: An Introduction
 M. Dorigo

 T2: Stochastic Search Algorithms
 H. H. Hoos, T. Stuetzle

 T3: AI Techniques for Knowledge Management
 S. Decker, S. Staab

 T4: Solving and Programming with Soft Constraints: 
 Theory and Implementation
 F. Rossi, P. Codognet

 T5: Empirical Methods for Computer Science
 P. Cohen, I. Gent, T. Walsh

 T6: Knowledge Markup Techniques
 H. Boley, S. Decker, M. Sintek

 T7: Applying Automatic Text Generation
 M. Stede, L. Wanner

 T8: Rational Action in Autonomous Agents
 S. Parsons, M. Wooldridge

 T9: Seeking Information: Methods from Information Retrieval and 
 Artificial Intelligence
 D. Fensel, M. Lalmas

 T10: Neural Networks and Structured Knowledge
 F. Kurfess

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 W1: 14th Workshop on Planning and Configuration (PuK 2000)

 W2: Configuration

 W3: Agent-oriented Software Management (AOSM)

 W4: Cognitive Robotics

 W5: Current Issues in Spatio-Temporal Reasoning

 W6: Local Search for Planning & Scheduling

 W7: 2nd ECAI Workshop on Binding Environmental Sciences and 
 Artificial Intelligence (BESAI 2000)

 W8: Scientific Reasoning in AI and Philosophy of Science

 W9: Application of Ontologies and Problem Solving Methods

 W10: Engineering Societies in the Agents' World (ESAW 00)

 W11: Knowledge Management and Organizational Memory
 W13: Agent Technologies and Their Application Scenarios in Logistics

 W15: Foundations of Connectionist-Symbolic Integration: 
 Representation, Paradigms, and Algorithms

 W16: Machine Learning for Information Extraction

 W18: Knowledge Representation Meets Databases (KRDB-2000)
 W19: Applied Semiotics: Control Problems (ASC2000)

 W20: Service Robotics - Applications and Safety Issues in an Emerging Market

 W21: Workshop on Bayesian and Causal Networks: From Inference to Data Mining

 W22: Computational Dialectics: 
 Models of Argumentation, Negotiation and Decision Making

 W23: Intelligent Data Analysis in Medicine and Pharmacology (IDAMAP-2000)

 W24: Ontology Learning

 W25: Modelling and Solving Problems with Constraints

 W26: Analysis and Modelling of Collaborative Learning Interactions

 W27: Machine Learning in Computer Vision (MLCV)

 W28: Modelling Artificial Societies and Hybrid Organizations

 W29: Balancing Reactivity and Social Deliberation in Multi-Agent Systems 

 W30: Flexible Strategies for Maintaining Knowledge Containers

 W31: Knowledge-Based Systems for Model-Based Engineering

 W32: Artificial Intelligence in Mobile Systems (AIMS 2000)

 W34: Empirical Methods in Artificial Intelligence

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 The details given here are for your information only. To re-
 gister for ECAI 2000, its tutorials and workshops and to book a
 hotel please use the forms provided on our home page. 

 Prices are given in Euro (EUR) and Deutsche Mark (DM). To re-
 ceive the reduced fee as a member of an ECCAI member society or
 being a member of GI, please provide evidence of membership (e.g.
 membership card) and send it together with your registration
 form. If you are a student, please provide proof on your status.

 ECAI 2000 CONFERENCE (PAIS 2000 included)

 Early Late On-Site
 (until June 15th) (until August 1st) (after August 1st)
Member EUR 350 / DM 684.54 EUR 410 / DM 801.89 EUR 480 / DM 938.08

Non-Member EUR 450 / DM 880.12 EUR 510 / DM 997.47 EUR 570 / DM 1114.82

Student/Member EUR 120 / DM 234.07 EUR 145 / DM 283.06 EUR 190 / DM 371.61

Student/Non-Member EUR 130 / DM 254.26 EUR 155 / DM 303.15 EUR 200 / DM 391.17

 Early Late On-Site
 (until June 15th) (until August 1st) (after August 1st)
Member EUR 200 / DM 391.17 EUR 220 / DM 430.28 EUR 260 / DM 508.52

Non-Member EUR 250 / DM 488.96 EUR 270 / DM 528.07 EUR 310 / DM 606.31

Student/Member EUR 80 / DM 156.47 EUR 110 / DM 215.14 EUR 140 / DM 273.82

Student/Non-Member EUR 90 / DM 176.02 EUR 120 / DM 234.70 EUR 150 / DM 293.37


 There is a flat fee for each workshop: EUR 50 / DM 97.79

 Workshop participants must register for the main ECAI conference.
 No extra charge for late workshop registrations.

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"At the change of ages we will make ECAI 2000 in Berlin a special conference"

| Markus Hannebauer |
| Dipl.-Inform., Research Fellow |
| |
| Research Institute for Computer Architecture |
| and Software Technology (FIRST) |
| phone: +49- 30-63 92 18 66 |
| German National Research Center cell. p.: +49-177-267 43 60 |
| for Information Technology (GMD) fax: +49- 30-63 92 18 05 |
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