LINGUIST List 11.1269

Tue Jun 6 2000

Calls: Knowledge Acquisition, Romance Linguistics

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  1. Achim Hoffmann, Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW2000)
  2. Sergio Baauw, Fourteenth Symposium on Romance Linguistics

Message 1: Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW2000)

Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 17:27:12 +1000
From: Achim Hoffmann <>
Subject: Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW2000)

 Call for Papers

 PKAW 2000: The 2000 Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop

 Venue: Holiday Inn, Coogee Beach, Sydney, Australia

 Date : Sydney, December 11-13, 2000

 Co-located with ALT 2000

Paper submission DEADLINE: 28 August 2000.


 Topics of Interest
 Participation and Submission of Papers
 Important Dates
 Instructions for Paper Submission
 Workshop Organisers
 Program Committee


 The objective of this workshop is to assemble theoreticians and
 practitioners concerned with developing methods and systems that assist
 the knowledge acquisition process and assessing the suitability of such
 methods. Thus, the workshop includes all aspects of eliciting,
 acquiring, modeling and managing knowledge, and their role in the
 construction of knowledge-intensive systems. Knowledge acquisition
 still remains the bottleneck for building a knowledge based system.
 Reuse and sharing of knowledge bases are major issues and no
 satisfactory solutions have been agreed upon yet. There is a wide range
 of research. Much of the work in this field has been knowledge
 acquisition from human experts. The advent of the age of digital
 information has brought the problem of data overload. Our ability to
 analyze and understand massive datasets lags far behind our ability to
 gather and store the data. A new generation of computational techniques
 and tools is required to support the acquisition of useful knowledge
 from the rapidly growing volume of data. All of these are to be
 discussed in this workshop.

 This workshop offers an opportunity to draw together both aspects of
 dealing with the situated nature of human knowledge and expertise and
 of developing methods that depend more on their algorithmic adequacy
 than on the expertise of the knowledge engineer.

Topics of Interest

 Papers are invited in all aspects of knowledge acquisition for
 knowledge-based systems, including (but not restricted to):

 * Fundamental views on knowledge that affect the knowledge acquisition
 process and the use of knowledge in knowledge engineering
 * Algorithmic approaches to knowledge acquisition
 * Tools and techniques for knowledge acquisition, knowledge maintenance
 and knowledge validation
 * Evaluation of knowledge acquisition techniques, tools and methods
 * Knowledge acquisition, machine learning and knowledge discovery
 * Languages and frameworks for knowledge and knowledge modeling
 * Integration of knowledge acquisition techniques with wider information
 systems or decision support systems
 * Methods and techniques for sharing and reusing knowledge
 * Distributed knowledge acquisition through infrastructures such as the

Participation and Submission of Papers

 Despite the more open nature of this workshop the major goal remains to
 encourage vigorous interaction and exchange of ideas. Consequently, the
 workshop participation will be kept small - less than 40 participants.
 Persons not submitting papers can also request to participate. Authors
 are invited to formulate an issue that would be useful to discuss.
 Software demonstrations related to presented papers are also

 The submissions will be reviewed by members of the program committee.
 Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings and distributed at
 the workshop as well as on the WWW. Authors will retain copyright of
 their papers.

 For more information about the workshop, please contact the Workshop

Important Dates

 * Papers due by: August 28, 2000
 * Notification of Acceptance: October 20, 2000
 * Camera-ready version of Final paper due: November 20, 2000
 * Date of Workshop: December 11-13, 2000

Instructions for Paper Submission

 Papers describing original research or practical experiences from
 building knowledge-based systems should be submitted in Postscript
 or pdf format. We expect papers to be between 10 and 20 pages of length.
 They should be printed in 12pt font for normal text. The text area
 should be 22cm x 16cm and centered on each page.
 For submission, authors should send an e-mail to Achim Hoffmann
 with the paper title, name of all authors and a URL from which the
 paper can be accessed. The subject should be: "PKAW2000 submission".
 The e-mail must be received by 28 August 2000.

Workshop and Program Committee Chairs:

 Paul Compton (University of New South Wales, Australia)
 Achim Hoffmann (University of New South Wales, Australia)
 Hiroshi Motoda (Osaka University, Japan)
 Takahira Yamaguchi (Shizuoka University, Japan)

Program Committee

 Ghassan Beydoun (University of New South Wales, Australia)
 Bob Colomb (University of Queensland, Australia)
 John Debenham (CSIRO and University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
 Rose Dieng (INRIA, France)
 Dieter Fensel (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
 Udo Hahn (Freiburg University, Germany)
 Noriaki Izumi (Shizuoka University, Japan)
 Byeong Kang (University of Tasmania, Australia)
 Hideto Kazawa (NTT, Japan)
 Yasuhiko Kitamura (Osaka City University, Japan)
 Maria Lee (CSIRO, Australia)
 Rodrigo Martinez (Spain)
 Tim Menzies (NASA, USA)
 Toshiro Minami (Kyushu University & Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, Japan)
 Enrico Motta (Open University, UK)
 Frank Puppe (University of Wuerzburg, Germany)
 Ulrich Reimer (Suisse Life, Switzerland)
 Debbie Richards (Macquarie University, Australia)
 Shusaku Tsumoto (Shimane Medical University, Japan)
 Seiji Yamada (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
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Message 2: Fourteenth Symposium on Romance Linguistics

Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 14:57:45 +0200
From: Sergio Baauw <>
Subject: Fourteenth Symposium on Romance Linguistics


Fourteenth Symposium on Romance Linguistics

Utrecht University, November 30 - December 1

Utrecht Institute of Linguistics - OTS (UiL - OTS)
Holland Institute of Generative Linguistics (HIL)

Invited speakers: Jean-Yves Pollock, Donka Farkas, Roberto Zamparelli

Abstracts are invited for thirty minutes talks (with an additional ten
minutes for discussion) in all areas of Romance linguistics from all
theoretical perspectives. Abstracts should be anonymous, and should be no
longer than two pages including references and examples, with margins of at
least 1-inch, letter size 11/12. Submissions are limited to a maximum of
one individual and one joint abstract per author. Please provide 7
anonymous abstracts and one camera-ready original containing title,
authors name and affiliation. Submissions per e-mail or fax will not be
accepted. A separate card should contain the title of the paper, authors
name, affiliation, address, telephone number and e-mail address. All
authors who present their work at the conference will be invited to publish
their papers in the Proceedings Volume, for which we already have an
initial agreement with a publisher.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: September 22, 2000

Abstracts should be sent to the following address:

Going Romance 2000				Phone: 31-30-2536006
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics - OTS	Fax: 31-30-2536000
Utrecht University				E-mail:
Trans 10
3512 JK Utrecht
The Netherlands

A workshop on Topic & Focus will be held on December 2. This workshop is
organized in collaboration with the French CNRS (PICS project "S�mantique
formelle et donn�es du fran�ais"). A separate call for papers will follow.

Organizing Committee: Sergio Baauw (Utrecht University - UiL OTS), Frank
Drijkoningen (Utrecht University - UiL OTS / Dept. of General Linguistics),
Aafke Hulk (Amsterdam University - HIL), Brigitte Kampers-Manhe (Groningen
University - Dept. of Romance languages), Johan Rooryck (Leiden University
- HIL), Jan Schroten (Utrecht University - UiL OTS / Dept. of Spanish),
Henri�tte de Swart (Utrecht University - UiL OTS / Dept. of French), Els
Verheugd (Amsterdam University - HIL / Dept. of French). 

| Sergio Baauw |
| Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS |
| Utrecht University |
| Trans 10 |
| 3512 JK Utrecht |
| Netherlands |
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| tel: +31 (0)30 2536172 |
| fax: +31 (0)30 2536000 |
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