LINGUIST List 11.2407

Tue Nov 7 2000

Calls: Logic/Lang/Information, Genetic Programming

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  1. Kristina Striegnitz, Logic, Linguistics and Computer Science
  2. Conor Ryan, 4th European Conference on Genetic Programming - EuroGP

Message 1: Logic, Linguistics and Computer Science

Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 18:49:01 +0100 (MET)
From: Kristina Striegnitz <krisCoLi.Uni-SB.DE>
Subject: Logic, Linguistics and Computer Science

!!! Concerns all students in Logic, Linguistics and Computer Science !!! 



 August 13-24 2001, Helsinki, Finland

 Deadline: February 18, 2001

We are pleased to announce the Student Session of the 13th European
Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2001)
organized by the University of Helsinki under the auspices of the
European Association for Logic, Language and Information
(FoLLI). ESSLLI 2001 will be held at the University of Helsinki in
August 2001. We invite submission of papers for presentation at the
ESSLLI 2001 Student Session and for appearance in the proceedings.

This sixth ESSLLI Student Session will provide, like the other
editions, an opportunity for ESSLLI participants who are students to
present their own work in progress and get feedback from senior
researchers and fellow-students. The ESSLLI Student Session
encourages submissions from students at any level, from undergraduates
(before completion of the Master Thesis) as well as postgraduates
(before completion of the PhD degree). Papers co-authored by
non-students will not be accepted. Papers may be accepted for full
presentation (30 minutes including 10 minutes of discussion) or for a
poster presentation. The accepted papers will be published in the
ESSLLI 2001 Student Session proceedings, which will be made available
during the summer school.

As in previous years, the best paper will be selected by the program
committee and will be offered a prize by Kluwer Academic Publishers
consisting in 1000 Dfl worth of books.

The Student Session papers should describe original, unpublished work,
completed or in progress that demonstrates insight, creativity, and
promise. No previously published papers should be submitted. All
topics within the six ESSLLI subject areas (Logic, Language,
Computation, Logic & Language, Logic & Computation, Language &
Computation) are of interest.

Student authors should submit an anonymous extended abstract headed by
the paper title, not to exceed 5 pages in length exclusive of
references and send a separate identification page (see below). Note
that the length of the full papers will not be allowed to exceed 10
pages. Since reviewing will be blind, the body of the abstract should
omit author names and addresses. Furthermore, self-references that
reveal the author's identity (e.g., "We previously showed (Smith,
1991)... ") should be avoided. It is possible to use instead
references like "Smith (1991) previously showed...". For any
submission, a plain ASCII text version of the identification page
should be sent separately, using the following format:

Title: title of the submission 
First author: firstname lastname
Address: address of the first author 
Last author: firstname lastname 
Address: address of the last author 
Short summary: abstract (5 lines) 
Subject area (one of): Logic | Language | Computation | Logic and
Language | Logic and Computation | Language and Computation

If necessary, the program committee may reassign papers to a more
appropriate subject area. The submission of the extended abstract
should be in one of the following formats: PostScript, PDF, RTF, or
plain text. But note that, in case of acceptance, the final version of
the paper has to be submitted in LaTeX format. Please, use A4 size
pages, 11pt or 12pt fonts, and standard margins. Submissions outside
the specified length and formatting requirements may be subject to
rejection without review.

The extended abstract and separate identification page must be sent by
e-mail to: by FEBRUARY 18, 2001

In order to present a paper at ESSLLI 2001 Student Session, at least
one student author of each accepted paper has to register as a
participant at ESSLLI 2001. The authors of accepted papers will be
eligible for reduced registration fees. For all information concerning
ESSLLI 2001, please consult the ESSLLI 2001 web site at

Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 18, 2001.
Authors Notifications: April 17, 2001.
Final version due: May 18, 2001. 
ESSLLI-2001 Student Session: August 13-24, 2001. 

Raffaella Bernardi, University of Utrecht (Logic & Language)
Patrick Blackburn, University of the Saarland (Logic & Language)
Gilles Dowek, INRIA (Computation)
Ruth Kempson, King`s College London (Language)
Carsten Lutz, University of Aachen (Logic & Computation)
Ani Nenkova, Columbia University (Logic)
Ilkka Niemel´┐Ż, Helsinki University of Technology (Logic & Computation)
Malvina Nissim, University of Pavia (Language)
Susanne Salmon-Alt, Loria, Nancy (Language & Computation)
Jan Schwinghammer, University of the Saarland (Computation)
Kristina Striegnitz, University of the Saarland (Chair)
Yde Venema, University of Amsterdam (Logic)
Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa (Language & Computation)

For any question concerning the ESSLLI 2001 Student Session, please,
do not hesitate to contact me: 

Kristina Striegnitz

Computational Linguistics, University of the Saarland, Germany
phone: +49 - 681 - 302 4503 email:

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Message 2: 4th European Conference on Genetic Programming - EuroGP

Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 18:43:45 +0000 (GMT)
From: Conor Ryan <>
Subject: 4th European Conference on Genetic Programming - EuroGP

A reminder that there is just ten days left to the deadline for submissions
to this years EuroGP conference (16 November).


 EuroGP 2001 18-20 April 2001 
 Lake Como (Milan), Italy

EuroGP2001 -- 4th European Conference on Genetic Programming

Paper submission deadline 16 November 2000

Genetic programming:(noun) 1. a means of automatically generating
computer programs to perform certain tasks, in which the principles of
Darwinian natural selection are used to drive adaptation and
learning. 2. a robust and flexible automated procedure ideally suited
for design, pattern recognition and control problems.

EuroGP2001:(noun) 1. the largest European event entirely devoted to
Genetic Programming. 2. an annual conference frequented by a lively
and diverse population of researchers and practitioners. 3. a forum
for intellectual exchange - a breeding ground, where ideas recombine
and mutate, and where new developments are presented. 4. the next
iteration of the GP meta-algorithm.

GP applications areas:(phrase) 1. those areas of human activity in
which theoretical research into genetic programming has been
successfully applied, as for example: financial data mining, robotic
and engineering control, signal and image processing, electronic
circuit synthesis, bio-informatics, engineering design, music and
art. 2. areas that broadly mirror the range of current scientific
endeavour - from gene sequencing to satellite imaging and the design
of control systems for humanoid robots.

human competitive results:(phrase) 1. in the case of genetic
programming, results that offer the best available solution, or are
equivalent or superior to results produced by humans. 2. for genetic
programming an informal benchmark used to establish the effectiveness
and utility of the technique.

topics of interest:(phrase) 1. fundamental issues within the field of
genetic programming, as for example: scalability, code bloat,
performance measures, automatic modularisation and code reuse. 2. new
theoretical findings. 3. novel applications.

Lake Como:(noun) 1. area of outstanding natural and tranquil beauty,
within easy reach of Milan. 2. region famed for medieval architecture,
and archaeological and artistic museums. 3. location for EuroGP2000.

previous events:(phrase) 
1. EuroGP98 in Paris. 
2. EuroGP99 in Goteburg. 
3. EuroGP2000 in Edinburgh.

www site

Important dates:

Workshop proposals 14 September 2000
Submission of papers 16 November 2000
Notification of acceptance 20 December 2000
Final copy due 25 January 2001
Conference+workshops 18-20 April 2001


Programme co-chairs
Julian Miller 
Marco Tomassini 

Local co-chairs
Pier Luca Lanzi 
Andrea Tettamanzi 


Papers should be no longer than ten A4 pages and should be sent by
email in compressed Postscript (gzip or winzip) format. Since the
refereeing process is double blind, it is ESSENTIAL that all
occurrences of authors' names should be removed from the text of the
paper, including the reference section, and replaced by question
marks. The email accompanying the submission should state ALL authors
and include their email addresses. Send papers by email to either of
the programme co-chairs:

Julian Miller
School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3710
Fax: +44 (0)121 414 4281

Marco Tomassini
University of Lausanne
Science Faculty, Computer Science Institute
Lausanne 1015
Tel: +41 (0)21 693 2658
Fax: +41 (0)21 693 3705

The papers will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the
program committee in a double-blind process. Authors will be notified
via e-mail on the results of the review by 20 December 2000. Authors
will be given the opportunity to comment on the standard and length of
their reviews. The material in papers must represent substantially new
work that has not been previously published by conferences, journals,
or edited books etc. in the field of evolutionary computation. By
submitting a camera-ready final paper to the conference, the authors
agree that substantially the same material will not be published by
another conference in the field (however, material may conceivably be
later revised and submitted to an EC journal or material may be
submitted to a non-EC conference, such as an applications conference).

As with previous years (1998, 1999, 2000) the proceedings will be
published both in book form and electronically. Therefore accepted
camera ready papers must be accompanied by electronic (machine
readable) source documents.

Formatting instructions, templates etc can be found at

By submitting a camera-ready paper, the author(s) agree that at least
one author will attend and present each accepted paper at the
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