LINGUIST List 11.2513

Tue Nov 21 2000

Calls: Discourse Semantics, Information Systems

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  1. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, "Information Stucture, Discourse Structure and Discourse Semantics" -Workshop at ESSLLI 2001
  2. Gabriel Pereira Lopes, 3rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems

Message 1: "Information Stucture, Discourse Structure and Discourse Semantics" -Workshop at ESSLLI 2001

Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 12:58:11 -0000
From: Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova <ivanacogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: "Information Stucture, Discourse Structure and Discourse Semantics" -Workshop at ESSLLI 2001



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BRIEF MISSION STATEMENT:
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This workshop aims to provide a forum for recent research on interactions
between information structure (as a component of sentence-level semantics),
discourse structure and discourse-level semantics.

Both Information Structure (IS) and Discourse Structure (DS) are construed
broadly here:

- IS, as comprising structural and semantic properties of utterances
relating to the discourse status of their content, the actual and attributed
attentional states of the discourse participants, and the participants'
prior and changing attitudes.

- DS, as covering all aspects of the internal organizational structure of a
discourse, an essential aspect being the use of explicit and implicit
devices signifying links between clause and sentences.

Understanding IS in light of DS and vice versa is not only justified on
theoreticalgrounds: Experience with applications such as translating
telephony and interactive query-answering makes it clear that a theory
relating IS and DS is essential for accurate Natural Language Processing.

The workshop aims to attract researchers in computational and theoretical
linguistics and logic who are investigating IS-sensitive discourse
processing and to facilitate contact, exchange of ideas and cooperation
between them. We hope that the participants will
transcend the difficulties caused by proliferating terminologies, and
concentrate instead on investigating the interactions between IS and DS,
with the goal of understanding how sentence-level semantic devices that make
up IS symbiotically serve the needs of discourse cohesion and coherence. We
seek contributions advancing beyond descriptive frameworks towards an
explanatory account of how IS and DS, in whatever framework, interact to
refer to and update a dynamically evolving representation of discourse
context. The submitted papers will be refereed by the PC.

See http://www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk/~ivana/esslli01-wsh/ for more details.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
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Full papers addressing the above issues are solicited, not exceeding 5000
words including references. Each paper must contain a 5-10 lines abstract. A
postscript or pdf version of the paper should be submitted (zipped) by
e-mail to

ivanacogsci.ed.ac.uk

by the submission deadline given below. In an accompanying email message,
please provide the following information:

Paper title:
Contact author:
Email(s):
5-10 lines abstract:

We strongly encourage the use of LaTeX. The workshop proceedings will be
prepared using LaTeX and authors will be required to provide the final
versions of their papers in LaTeX.


IMPORTANT DATES:
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	March 30 	Submission deadline
	April 30 	Notifications of acceptance/rejection to authors
	May 20		Final version of papers in LaTeX for the proceedings due
	August 20-24	Workshop dates

Note that all workshop participants must register as particpants of ESSLLI.
The early registration fees apply to authors of accepted papers.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:
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Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova (organizer, co-chair)
Mark Steedman (organizer, co-chair)
John Bateman
Daniel Buering
Elisabet Engdahl
Bart Geurts
David Traum
Maria Vilkuna
Bonnie Webber


We are looking forward to your submissions :-)

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ing. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, Dr.
Center for Computational Linguistics 		ICCS, Division of Informatics
Charles University				University of Edinburgh

Malostranske nam. 25.				2 Buccleuch Place
118 35 Praha 1					Edinburgh, EH8 9NW
Czech Republic 					Scotland

tel. 00420 - 2 - 2191 4288			tel. +44-(0)-131-6504412
fax. 00420 - 2 - 2191 4309			fax. +44-(0)-131-6506626
korbayufal.mff.cuni.cz				ivanacogsci.ed.ac.uk
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Message 2: 3rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems

Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 12:23:29 +0000
From: Gabriel Pereira Lopes <gpldi.fct.unl.pt>
Subject: 3rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems


- ----------------------- CALL FOR PAPERS --------------------------

 ICEIS-2001
 3rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
 Setubal, PORTUGAL
 July 7-10, 2001
 http://www.iceis.org and http://www.est.ips.pt/iceis

Organised by the School of Technology of Setubal, Portugal. With the
collaboration of AAAI and IEEE (ComSoc and EnNet TC).

SCOPE
The purpose of this 3rd International Conference on Enterprise
Information Systems (ICEIS) is to bring together researchers, engineers
and practitioners interested in the advances and business applications
of information systems. Four simultaneous tracks will be held, covering
different aspects of Enterprise Information Systems Applications,
including Enterprise Database Technology, Systems Integration,
Artificial Intelligence, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems
Analysis and Specification, Internet Computing and Electronic Commerce.
ICEIS focuses on real world applications; therefore authors should
highlight the benefits of Information Technology for industry and
services. Ideas on how to solve business problems, using IT, will arise
from the conference. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems,
tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future
directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are
invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at
the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the
Proceedings of ICEIS. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and
originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are
welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial
presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific
topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their
products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial
are invited to contact the conference secretariat.
Information concerning previous ICEIS editions (ICEIS'99 and ICEIS 2000)
can be found at http://www.iceis.org and http://www.staffs.ac.uk/iceis

TOPIC AREAS / CONFERENCE TRACKS
Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is
not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics,
although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related
sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the
following main topic areas:

1. Databases and Information Systems Integration
2. Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems
3. Information Systems Analysis and Specification
4. Internet Computing and Electronic Commerce

AREA 1: Databases and Information Systems Integration
* Coupling and Integrating Heterogeneous Data Sources
* Information Systems Architectures
* Inter- and Intra-organisational Processes
* Enterprise Resource Planning
* Middleware Integration
* Legacy Systems
* Organisational Issues on Systems Integration
* Distributed Database Applications
* Object-Oriented Database Systems
* Enterprise-Wide Client-Server Architecture
* Database Security and Transaction Support
* Data Warehouses
* Multimedia Database Applications

AREA 2: Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems
* Intelligent Agents
* Industrial Applications of Artificial Intelligence
* Strategic Decision Support Systems
* Group Decision Support Systems
* Applications of Expert Systems
* Advanced Applications of Fuzzy Logic
* Advanced Applications of Neural Network
* Natural Language Interfaces to Intelligent Systems
* Bayesian Networks
* Evolutionary Programming
* Agent-Oriented Programming
* Coordination in Multi-Agent Systems
* Intelligent Social Agents and Distributed Artificial Intelligence
Applications
* Intelligent Tutoring Systems
* Software Agents: Agent-Based Modelling and Agent-Based Programming

AREA 3: Information Systems Analysis and Specification
* Systems Engineering Methodologies
* Information Engineering Methodologies
* Organisational Semiotics
* Semiotics in Computing
* Requirements Analysis
* Ontology Engineering
* Modelling Formalisms, Languages, and Notations (e.g. UML, ER variants)

* CASE Tools for System Development
* Modelling of Distributed Systems
* Modelling Concepts and Information Integration Tools
* Groupware and CSCW Systems Specification
* Business Processes Re-engineering

AREA 4: Internet Computing and Electronic Commerce
* B2B and B2C Applications
* Process Design and Organisational Issues in e-Commerce
* E-Procurement and Web-based supply chain management
* Market-spaces: market portals, hubs, auctions
* Security, Privacy, Freedom of Information And Other Social and Ethical
Issues
* E-Learning and e-Teaching
* Intranet and Extranet Business Applications
* Agents for Internet Computing
* Web Information Agents
* Case studies on Electronic Commerce
* Public sector applications of e-Commerce
* Interactive and Multimedia Web Applications
* Network Implementation Choices
* Object Orientation in Internet and Distributed Computing
* Internet and Collaborative Computing

All papers will be reviewed by the International Programme Committee
(see below).

WORKSHOPS
The following workshops are already confirmed. You can submit your
papers to the workshops using the same guidelines as for the main
conference. Deadlines are also the same unless explicitly stated
otherwise. Please find further information about this subject on the
workshops web page: http://www.iceis.org/workshops.
W1: Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Information Systems
(PRIS-2001) *
W2: Workshop on New Developments on Digital Libraries (NDDL2001)
W3: Workshop on Applications of JESS, the Java Expert System Shell
(JESS-2001)
W4: Workshop On Open Distributed Processing: Enterprise,
Computation, Knowledge, Engineering, Realisation (WOODPECKER-2001)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Professor Frank Dignum (University of Eindhoven / Holland)
Dr. Tom Greene (MIT Laboratory for Computer Science / USA)
Professor Anatol Holt (University of Milan / Italy)
Professor Gio Wiederhold (Stanford University / USA)

TUTORIALS
Dr. Satya Chattopadhyay (University of Scranton / USA) - "Business Data
Warehousing for Enterprise Management".
Dr. Ulrich Reimer (Swiss Life Insurance / Switzerland) - "Organizational
Memories for Capturing, Sharing, and Utilizing Knowledge".

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Authors should submit a paper in English of about 10 pages, up to 5.000
words, using the submission procedure indicated below. The programme
committee will review all papers and the first author of each paper will
be notified of the result, by email. Each paper should clearly indicate
the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems,
domains or environments to which it is applicable. Authors must also
indicate the conference track to which the paper is submitted.
Submitted papers should be formatted for A4 size paper, and must be
written in English, and carefully checked for correct grammar and
spelling. No restrictions are placed on the font size and style of the
submitted papers.
- Submission procedure
A "blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the
authors are kindly requested to follow the indications below:
* A paper's front-page must be provided, with: the title, author(s),
affiliation(s), contact details, a list of keywords and an abstract.
This page is to be provided as a separate file.
* The full paper is to be provided as a separate file and MUST NOT have
any reference to the authors. The manuscript must necessarily contain a
title, an abstract and a list of keywords but NO NAMES OR CONTACT
DETAILS WHATSOEVER are to be included.
Postscript versions of the front-page and of the manuscript should be
sent electronically, not compressed and not codified, to:
secretariaticeis.org.
Final camera-ready format will be required only for accepted papers, and
will be specified later.

SUBMISSION OF TECHNICAL TUTORIALS, WORKSHOPS OR EXHIBITS
Any person interested in organising a tutorial, workshop, or exhibition
should submit a proposal to the secretariat, before the 1st December
2000, by e-mail to the conference secretariat. These will be held on the
first day of the conference. Proposals should specify the topic and
scope of the tutorial, the background knowledge expected of the
participants, and a short CV of the instructor(s).
Companies interested in presenting their products, showing documentation
about them or demonstrating some application, are invited to contact the
secretariat and make a reservation for a booth at the conference site.

PROCEEDINGS AND BOOK PUBLICATION
All accepted papers whose author registers at the conference will be
published in the ICEIS 2001 proceedings, with an ISBN reference. A short
list of papers will be selected for inclusion in a book to be published
by Kluwer Academic Publishers, as in previous editions.

BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD
A "Best Student Paper" award of US$1,000 will be given to the most
outstanding paper that will be presented at ICEIS 2001 by a M.Sc. or
Ph.D. student, based on the classifications provided by the
International Programme Committee.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Full Paper Submission - 25th January 2001
Author Notification - 15th March 2001
Final Camera-Ready Submission and Registration - 5 th April 2001

SECRETARIAT
- ICEIS Secretariat
Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Set�bal
Rua Vale de Chaves, Estefanilha
2914-508 Set�bal
Portugal.
Fax: +351 265 721 869
Tel: +351 265 790 000
E-mail: secretariaticeis.org
Web: http://www.iceis.org/

CONFERENCE CHAIR
Joaquim Filipe, Escola Superior de Tecnologia of Setubal, Portugal
(jfilipeiceis.org)

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
Bernadette Sharp, School of Computing, Staffordshire University, UK
(b.sharpstaffs.ac.uk)
Algirdas Pakstas, University of North London, UK (a.pakstasunl.ac.uk)

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Agostinho Rosa (Portugal)
�ke Gr�nlund (Sweden)
Alan Eardley (UK)
Albert Alderson (UK)
Albert Cheng (USA)
Alberto Silva (Portugal)
Alexander V. Smirnov (Russia)
Alfred Ultsch (Germany)
Altamiro Machado (Portugal)
Ana L N Fred (Portugal)
Ana Paiva (Portugal)
Ant�nio Dias de Figueiredo (Portugal)
Ant�nio Rito da Silva (Portugal)
Bernard Coulette (France)
Carlos Belo (Portugal)
Carlos Le�n de Mora (Spain)
Chantal Soule-Dupuy (France)
Chrisment Claude (France)
Christine Verdier (France)
Christopher A. Welty (USA)
David Emery (UK)
David W. Wilson (UK)
Edmundo Monteiro (Portugal)
Edmundo R. M. Madeira (Brasil)
Enrique Bons�n (Spain)
Ernesto J. F. Costa (Portugal)
Fernando Boavida (Portugal)
Fernando Moura Pires (Portugal)
Fons Wijnhoven (Netherlands)
Fran�ois Vernadat (France)
Frank Dignum (Netherlands)
Georg Dorffner (Austria)
Hanifa Shah (UK)
Hans Weigand (Netherlands)
Helder Coelho (Portugal)
Henrique Madeira (Portugal)
Henry Kim (Canada)
Hongji Yang (UK)
Huaiqing Wang (Hong Kong)
Jacques Kouloumdjian (France)
James Odell (USA)
Jan L. G. Dietz (Netherlands)
Jatinder Gupta (USA)
Jianhua Shao (UK)
Jo�o Alvaro Carvalho (Portugal)
Jo�o Gabriel Silva (Portugal)
Joaquim Apar�cio (Portugal)
Jos� A. Legatheaux Martins (Portugal)
Jos� Gabriel Pereira Lopes (Portugal)
Jos� Tribolet (Portugal)
Jussi Stader (UK)
K. Huang (Netherlands)
Kalle Lyytinen (Finland)
Kecheng Liu (UK)
Lily Sun (UK)
Lin ZongKai (China)
Luca Cernuzzi (Paraguay)
Mareike Schoop (Germany)
Maria Jo�o Martins (Portugal)
Marinette Revenu (France)
Mario Piattini (Spain)
Matti Linna (Finland)
Merrill Warkentin (USA)
Michael S. H. Heng (Netherlands)
Miguel Mira da Silva (Portugal)
Mirko Malekovic (Croatia)
Nicola Guarino (Italy)
Nuno J Mamede (Portugal)
Nuno M Guimar�es (Portugal)
Oliver Bittel (Germany)
Paul A. Luker (UK)
Paulo J. P. Ferreira (Portugal)
Pedro Ramos (Portugal)
Peter Bernus (Australia)
Pilar Rodriguez (Spain)
Rita Loogen (Germany)
Rodney J. Clarke (Australia)
Ronald Stamper (Netherlands)
Rune Gustavsson (Sweden)
Sharon Dingley (UK)
Slimane Hammoudi (France)
Stephen J. Rees (UK)
Therese Libourel (France)
Thomas Penzel (Germany)
Trevor Wood-Harper (UK)
Venky Shankararaman (UK)
William Cheng-Chung Chu (Taiwan)
William J. Walley (UK)
Zahir Tari (Australia)
Zhongzhi Shi (China)

(* list not yet complete)


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