LINGUIST List 11.2576

Wed Nov 29 2000

Calls: Information Systems, Less Commonly Taught Lang

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  1. Gabriel Pereira Lopes, Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS-2001) - URL CORRECTION
  2. Scott McGinnis, Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL 2001) - CORRECTION

Message 1: Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS-2001) - URL CORRECTION

Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 18:38:59 +0000
From: Gabriel Pereira Lopes <>
Subject: Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS-2001) - URL CORRECTION

Earlier I have sent this message with incomplete information regarding
the mentioned URLS, that should be:


Sorry for the inconvenience.

Best regards,

Gabriel Pereira Lopes
- ----------------------- CALL FOR PAPERS --------------------------

 3rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
 Setubal, PORTUGAL
 July 7-10, 2001 and

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

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 and

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
* 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
* 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).

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: .
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
W4: Workshop On Open Distributed Processing: Enterprise,
Computation, Knowledge, Engineering, Realisation (WOODPECKER-2001)

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)

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".

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:
Final camera-ready format will be required only for accepted papers, and
will be specified later.

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.

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.

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.

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

- ICEIS Secretariat
Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Set�bal
Rua Vale de Chaves, Estefanilha
2914-508 Set�bal
Fax: +351 265 721 869
Tel: +351 265 790 000

Joaquim Filipe, Escola Superior de Tecnologia of Setubal, Portugal

Bernadette Sharp, School of Computing, Staffordshire University, UK
Algirdas Pakstas, University of North London, UK (

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)

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Message 2: Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL 2001) - CORRECTION

Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 14:15:42 -0500
From: Scott McGinnis <>
Subject: Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL 2001) - CORRECTION

With apologies...please note that the deadline for abstracts is THIS
December, 2000 for next April's conference.

National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages
Fourth Annual Conference
Washington, D.C.
April 6-8, 2001
Research and Development in the Less Commonly Taught Languages.

The Fourth Annual Conference of the National Council of Organizations
of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) is scheduled for
metropolitan Washington, D.C. on April 6-8, 2001. The first day of the
conference (April 6) will be held at the Foreign Service Institute in
Arlington, Virginia.
Proposals are solicited for individual papers, colloquia and poster
sessions. The formats are described below. Each proposed presentation
should address issues that clearly relate to more than just one
particular language and should fall within one or more of the
Conference theme of "Research and Development in the Less Commonly
Taught Languages." Sessions might include:
*	Discussion of important research questions for the LCTLs;
*	Application of other research to important questions for the LCTLs;
*	Reports on empirical, ethnographic, linguistic, and/or classroom 
*	Initiatives to develop programs in the LCTs for any customer
 base, including distance learning and heritage communities;
*	Inservice and/or pre-service teacher development initiatives;
*	Use of technology in instructional programs;
*	Innovative instructional materials or learning activities for an
 LCTL; and
*	Other topics related to the theme

Individual papers are 20 minutes long. A paper should focus clearly on
one or more issues related to the real world needs for language
expertise in the less commonly taught languages. Papers may be based
on research or practical experience.
Colloquia are 90 minutes. A colloquium proposal should specify three
or more presenters who will address one of the conference themes.
Preference will be given to panels that cut across different languages
or language groups.
Poster and presentation sessions may focus on completed work or work
in progress related to the teaching and/or learning of less commonly
taught languages. They may be of either the traditional poster format
(most often used for research-based presentations) or demonstrations
of instructional or information technology; however, any proposal
requiring technical support must specify the type of hardware and
software needed in as much detail as possible.

Proposals should indicate the relevant conference theme and kind of
presentation (paper, colloquium or poster session) in the upper
left-hand corner, and the name of the presenter and the presenter's
primary language(s) in the upper right-hand corner. The proposed title
should not exceed ten words. Proposals may not exceed one page in

All proposals for the NCOLCTL Conference should be sent to the
address by hard copy or email:
 			Frederick H. Jackson
 			NCOLCTL Conference Program Chair
 			School of Language Studies
 			Foreign Service Institute
 			4000 Arlington Boulevard
 			Arlington, VA 22207
The final deadline for receipt of proposals is December 1, 2000. The
Program Committee will notify those who submitted proposals by January
1, 2001, whether their proposal has been accepted.
Questions regarding the conference may be directed to either Dr.
Jackson or:
			Scott McGinnis
 			National Foreign Language Center
 			1029 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1000		
 			Washington, DC 20005
 			Phone 	202-637-8881 X28
 			Fax	202-637-9244
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