LINGUIST List 11.1822

Wed Aug 30 2000

Calls: Russian Language, Knowledge Acquisition

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  1. Russian Language Congress, "Russian Language:its Historical Destiny and Present State"
  2. Achim Hoffmann, 2000 Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW2000)

Message 1: "Russian Language:its Historical Destiny and Present State"

Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 14:34:30 +0400
From: Russian Language Congress <ruscongrphilol.msu.ru>
Subject: "Russian Language:its Historical Destiny and Present State"



Lomonosov Moscow State University
American Council of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (ACTR)
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Russian Language:
its Historical Destiny and Present State

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International Congress of Russian Language Researchers

Moscow, Philological Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University

March 13-16, 2001
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Dear colleagues!

The Lomonosov Moscow State University in collaboration with
American Council of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature
organizes

The International Congress of Russian Language Researchers
"Russian Language:
its Historical Destiny and Present State"

The Congress will be held on March 13-16, 2001
at the Philological Faculty of Moscow Lomonosov State University

Chairman of Organizing Committee of the Congress -
Rector of Moscow University, Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences
Victor A. Sadovnichi

Vice-Chairman of Organizing Committee, Chairman of Program Committee of the
Congress -
Dean of Philological Faculty of Moscow University,
Chair of Russian Language Department, Professor Marina L. Remniova

Vice-Chairman of the Organizing Committee -
President of American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS),
Professor Dan E. Davidson

Learned Secretary of the Organizing Committee -
Doctor of Philology, Associate Professor of Philological faculty of MSU
Anatoliy A. Polikarpov

The preliminary program of the Congress contains the following groups of
problems:
* Russian in its history and prehistory;
* Dynamic picture of modern Russian language synchrony;
* Actual aspects of the theory and methodology of Russian linguistics;
* Applied Rusistics and problems of the computer analysis of Russian
language;
* Russian as a means of the international and interethnic dialogue and
intercultural communications;
* Problems of Russian language in high and higher education;
* Russian linguistics in a spectrum of scientific paradigms.

The Preliminary Program of the Congress in details you can see at our site
http://www.ruslangcongress.newmail.ru

For participation in work of the Congress it is necessary to send the theses
up to 2 pages of the text (size 12, the font Times New Roman).
Requirements for the theses format in details see at the site of the
Congress.
The theses should be sent to e-mail address: ruscongrphilol.msu.ru only
attached to an e-mail message.
Language of the theses - Russian. The theses should be supplied with the
summary in English in 1-4 sentences.

Working languages of paper presentation on the Congress - Russian, English,
German, French, Spanish.

Deadline for sending the theses - November 1, 2000.
The decision on acceptance of the theses on the basis of the decision of the
Program Committee will be announced to authors till December 16, 2000.

Registration fee - $ 100 (for Russian participants and other participants
from the former Soviet republics - 500 roubles).
The payment should be brought in to the Organizing committee after the
arrival to the Congress (with getting of the receipt about the accepted
sum).
Registration fee provides participants with a printed collection of Congress
theses and a package of informational and memorative materials. Coffe breaks
with snacks also are provided.

The hotel accommodation for participants is supposed to be organized on the
basis of hotels "Salute", "Universitetski" and other hotels around Moscow
University. Details about the cost of residing see on our site in the
section "Accommodation".

Seminars and round table meetings.
Besides plenary and section sessions there the seminars and round tables on
key problems of Russian language studies are provided in the time-table of
work of the Congress. Please, send your suggestions for seminars and round
tables topics.

The general time-table of work of the Congress:

March 12 - day of arrival.
10.00-19.00 - registration of the participants (at the 1-st Building of
Humanities, Moscow University, room 1006).
19.00 -... Evening of acquaintance of the arrived participants (reception by
Organizing Committee of the participants in the University cafe).

March 13 - 1-st working day.
09.00-10.30 - registration of the participants.
10.30-13.00 - Plenary session (at the Conference hall of 1-st Building of
Humanities, Moscow University).
14.00-17.00 - section sessions.
17.00-19.00 - seminars and round tables.

March 14 - 2-nd working day.
10.30-13.00 - section sessions.
14.00-17.00 - section sessions.
17.00-19.00 - seminars and round tables.
19.00-.. - visiting of Moscow theatres and concerts (according to wishes).
19.00-21.00 - the reception of the Congress participants by the Dean of
Philological Faculty of Moscow University.

March 15 - day of excursions.
10.00 - the survey excursion around Moscow, Kremlin, trip to
Troitze-Sergieva Lavra, etc. Specified program of excursions will be
announced at the site of the Congress.
The excursions will be carried out according to wishes of the participants.
19.00 - visiting of a restaurant of traditional Russian kitchen
"Yolki-palki" and other interesting places of evening Moscow (according to
wishes).

March 16 - 3-rd working day.
10.30-13.00 - section sessions.
14.00-17.00 - final Plenary session (at the Conference hall of the the 1-st
Building of Humanities, Moscow University).
19.00- ... Farewell dinner.

The specified time-table of work of the Congress one can find at our site in
the section "Time-table of work of the Congress".

All changes and specification in the time-table of the Congress work and in
other aspects of its work will be operatively reflected at our Congress
site. Please, be attentive to changes.

Welcome to the Congress!

Vice-Chairman of Organizing Committee
Chairman of Program Committee
Dean of Philological Faculty

Marina L. Remniova


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The address of a site of the International Congress " Russian Language: its
Historical Destiny and Present State" in the Internet:
http//www.ruslangcongress.newmail.ru

The address of Organizing Committee of a Congress:
Russia, 119899 Moscow, Vorobjovy Gory, Moscow University, 1-st Building of
Humanities, room 1006

Ph.: (095) 939-31-78
Fax: (095) 939-31-78
e-mail: ruscongrphilol.msu.ru
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Message 2: 2000 Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW2000)

Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 09:05:49 +1100
From: Achim Hoffmann <achimcse.unsw.edu.au>
Subject: 2000 Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW2000)


Due to popular request the submission deadline was extended 
by a week until 5th of September.



Guest Speakers: Brian Gaines and Mildred Shaw

Selected papers from PKAW2000 are planned to be invited
for an edited volume on knowledge acquisition to be published
in 2001. Negotiations with scientific publishers are underway.




 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

 http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~achim/PKAW2000




Registration Fees: Regular: AUS $ 400 
 Student: AUS $ 200

Registration fee includes proceedings, coffee and meals during the workshop.



Paper submission DEADLINE: 5 September 2000.

(Send email with the URL of your paper.)




Contents

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

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Introduction

 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
 Internet

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
 encouraged.

 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
 Chairs.

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)
 E-mail: comptoncse.unsw.edu.au
 Achim Hoffmann (University of New South Wales, Australia)
 E-mail: achimcse.unsw.edu.au
 Hiroshi Motoda (Osaka University, Japan)
 E-mail: motodaar.sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp
 Takahira Yamaguchi (Shizuoka University, Japan)
 E-mail: yamagutics.inf.shizuoka.ac.jp


Program Committee

 Richard Benjamins (Intelligent Software Components, S.A., Spain)
 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)
 Rob Kremer (University of Calgary, Canada)
 Huan Liu (Arizona State University, USA)
 Maria Lee (CSIRO, Australia)
 Rodrigo Martinez (University of Murcia, 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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