LINGUIST List 11.1913

Tue Sep 12 2000

Calls: Dialect Contact, Planning & Scheduling

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  1. Patricia Poussa, Dialect Contact and History on the North Sea Littoral
  2. Daniel Ballin, 19th Workshop UK Planning & Scheduling SIG

Message 1: Dialect Contact and History on the North Sea Littoral

Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 16:32:29 +0200
From: Patricia Poussa <>
Subject: Dialect Contact and History on the North Sea Littoral



MAY 31ST-JUNE 3RD 2001
Ume� University, Sweden


The Department of Modern Languages, University of Ume�, will arrange two
linked conferences on this theme, with the support of the Kempe foundation
and the Faculty of Humanities. They are:

1. Doktorand Day (May 31st), with lectures on Scandinavian and British
historical contacts, particularly aimed at postgraduate students from
historical and linguistic disciplines. The lectures will be in English or

Speakers: Lars-Erik Edlund: Kulturella gr�nser i norra Skandinavien ur
lingvistisk synvinkel, Hans Frede Nielsen: Old English, an offspring of the
early runic language of Scandinavia? Gillian Fellows Jensen: Scandinavian
place-names in England, Peder Gammeltoft: Scandinavian place-names in
Scotland, Gro-Renee Ramb�: The Hansa in Norway, Patricia Poussa: East
Anglia: the North Folk.

2. Relativisation on the North Sea Littoral. An international symposium
with the following plenary speakers:

Jarich Hoekstra, U. Kiel (Frisian, dialect history)
Terttu Nevalainen & Helena Raumolin-Brunberg, U. Helsinki (Early Modern
Christer Platzack, U. Lund (Scandinavian languages, historical)
Irmtraud R�sler, U. Rostock (Middle Low German)
Sali Tagliamonte, U. York (English dialects, present day)
Marijke van der Wal, U. Leiden (Dutch, historical)
Pierre Swiggers, K. U. Leuwen (Brabant dialects, contacts with Flemish/Old
& Middle French)

Short papers of 20 minutes (in English) are now invited for parallel
sessions. These may be on relativisation, past or present (see attachment
on the framework of thought), or on other aspects of dialect contact in the
North Sea coastal area. Papers or posters from postgraduate students will
be particularly welcomed. The deadline for abstracts is 15th December
2000. The second circular, with booking details, will go out in January

Please send abstracts to:

Further information for postgraduate students: The two conferences can
be used as the basis of an interdisciplinary 5-point research course
aimed primarily at Swedish doktorands studying the Nordic or Modern
Languages, Area Studies, History and Archaeology. This course is
supported by the University of Ume� Humanities faculty. The ide�
is that, having audited the lectures, the student should report back
to his/her own home seminar, either in a written or oral presentation.
The study points would be awarded according to the discretion of the
student's own supervisor.

As it is envisaged that there may be interest in setting up a longer-term
thematic network on the theme of dialect contact and dialect history in the
North Sea area, space has been allowed in the programme for discussion
among the Nordic delegates and the delegates from the North Sea countries
on network planning.

Further enquiries to the conference committee: (English) (German) (Doktorand representative)

Professor of English Linguistics
Department of Modern Languages
University of Ume�
SE-901 87 UME�

Tel: +46 (0)90 786 6004
Fax: +46 (0)90 786 6023
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Message 2: 19th Workshop UK Planning & Scheduling SIG

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 19:11:54 +0100
From: Daniel Ballin <>
Subject: 19th Workshop UK Planning & Scheduling SIG

- -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 PLANSIG 2000: The 19th Workshop of the UK PLANNING AND SCHEDULING
			Special Interest Group
- -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 			 The Open University 
		 	Milton Keynes, England

		Thursday 14th & Friday 15th December, 2000
		Home Page:

 			 Call for Papers

The new Millennium's first Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling
Special Interest Group will be held at the Open University campus in
Milton Keynes, UK. The workshop is a yearly forum where academics,
industrialists and research students can meet and discuss current
issues in an informal setting. We especially aim to bring together
researchers attacking different aspects of planning and scheduling
problems, and to introduce new researchers to the community. In recent
years the SIG has attracted an international gathering, and we
continue to welcome contributions from around the world.


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): 

Applications: empirical studies of existing planning/scheduling
systems; domain-specific techniques; heuristic techniques; user
interfaces for planning and scheduling.

Architectures: real-time support for planning/scheduling/control;
mixed-initiative planning and user interfaces.

Environmental and task models: analyses of the dynamics of
environments, tasks, and domains with regard to different models of
planning and execution.

Formal Models: reasoning about knowledge, action, and time;
representations and ontologies for planning and scheduling; search
methods and analysis of algorithms; formal characterisation of
existing planners and schedulers.

Intelligent Agency: resource-bounded reasoning; distributed problem
solving; integrating reaction and deliberation.

Learning: learning in the context of planning and execution; learning
new plans and operators; learning in the context of scheduling and
schedule maintenance.

Memory Based Approaches: case-based planning/scheduling; plan and
operator learning and reuse; incremental planning.

Reactive Systems: environmentally driven devices/behaviours; reactive
control; behaviours in the context of minimal representations;
schedule maintenance.

Robotics: Motion and path planning; planning and control; planning and
perception, integration of planning and perceptual systems.

Constraint-based Planning/Scheduling and Control Techniques:
constraint/preference propagation techniques, variable/value ordering
heuristics, intelligent backtracking/RMS-based techniques, iterative
repair heuristics, etc.

Coordination Issues in Decentralised/Distributed planning/scheduling:
coordination issues in both homogeneous and heterogeneous systems,
system architecture issues, integration of strategic and tactical
decision making.

Iterative Improvement Techniques for Combinatorial Optimisation:
genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, tabu search, neural nets, etc
applied to scheduling and/or planning.

Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research: comparative studies
and innovative applications combining AI and OR techniques, applied to
scheduling and/or planning.


Format of submissions: 

Full papers: (approx. 5000 words). These should report work in
progress or completed work. Authors of full papers which are accepted
by the Programme Committee will be invited to give a talk on the

Short papers: (2 pages) These should report views or ambitions, or
describe problems. The author(s) will be able to discuss the paper
informally with others at the workshop and may be invited to give a
short (poster) presentation on their work.

Possible methods of submission:

Hard copy: three hard copies of papers should reach the Programme
Chair by the 17th September, 2000.

Electronic: papers can be submitted via e-mail or made available on
the Web. Inboth cases, documents should be in gzipped postscript
format and be named "", using the name of the first
author. An e-mail message containing either the file or its URL (e.g.
http://..../ should reach the Programme Chair by the 17th
September 2000.

All submissions will be reviewed by two referees, and successful
submissions will appear in the Workshop Proceedings (ISSN
1368-5708). Also, accepted papers submitted in HTML format will be
made available via the SIG web-site.


Anyone with an interest in Planning and Scheduling is welcome - it is
not necessary to submit a paper in order to attend. Although this is
the Workshop of the UK Planning & Scheduling SIG, a warm invitation is
extended also to researchers from outside the UK to submit a paper, or
otherwise attend.


The deadline for registration is 13th November 2000 (further details
will be available from nearer the


 Ruth Aylett		Salford University, UK
 Edmund Burke		University of Nottingham, UK
 Maria Fox		Durham University, UK
 Tim Grant 		Origin (Technical Automation/Command and Control), NL
 Peter Jarvis		SRI International, USA
 Gerald Kelleher		Liverpool John Moores University, UK
 Derek Long		Durham University, UK
 Lee McCluskey		Huddersfield University, UK
 Geoff McKeown		University of East Anglia, UK
 Patrick Prosser		University of Glasgow, UK
 Barry Richards		IC-PARC, Imperial College London, UK
 Sam Steel		Essex University, UK

Programme Chair: Max Garagnani, The Open University, UK

Submissions and inquiries should be sent to the Programme Chair at the
following address:

Max Garagnani
19th UK Planning and Scheduling SIG, 
Department of Computing 
Faculty of Mathematics and Computing 
The Open University 
Walton Hall, Milton Keynes 
United Kingdom 

Tel. +44 (0)1908 654812 (direct)
Tel: +44 (0)1908 652348 (secr.)
Fax: +44 (0)1908 652140 


 Deadline for submission: 	September 17th, 2000 
 Notification of acceptance 
 sent to authors by email: 	October 22nd, 2000 
 Final copy of paper due: 	November 5th, 2000 
 Deadline for registration: 	November 13th, 2000 
 PLANSIG 2000: 		December 14-15, 2000 

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