LINGUIST List 11.527

Fri Mar 10 2000

Calls: Germanic Philology, Artificial Intelligence

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  1. John M. Jeep, Germanic Philology - MLA
  2. Achim Hoffmann, Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence - PRICAI2000

Message 1: Germanic Philology - MLA

Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2000 09:57:01 -0500
From: John M. Jeep <jeepjmmuohio.edu>
Subject: Germanic Philology - MLA

MLA Call for Abstracts

Germanic Philology: Topic Open
MLA Washington, December 2000

By March 15

John M. Jeep
Miami University
GREAL - Irvin Hall 140
Oxford, Ohio 45056-1859

jeepjmmuohio.edu
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Message 2: Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence - PRICAI2000

Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 14:31:00 +1100
From: Achim Hoffmann <achimcse.unsw.edu.au>
Subject: Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence - PRICAI2000


PLEASE NOTE WHAT IS NEW: Symposium on the Application of Artificial Intelligence in Industry
 (Announcement attached at the end.)

==========================================================================

 Last CALL FOR PAPERS

 Sixth Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
 (PRICAI 2000)
 August 28 - September 1, 2000

 Melbourne Convention Centre
 Cnr Flinders & Spencer Streets
 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 http://www3.cm.deakin.edu.au/pricai/
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*********** What's new ********************************
** **
** Deadlines are approaching fast ... **
** **
** *** NEW *** Symposium on the Application of **
** Artificial Intelligence in Industry *** NEW *** **
** (Announcement attached at the end) **
** **
** ONLY ONE WEEK TO GO ... **
** **
** IMPORTANT DATES FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS: **
** --------- Revised deadlines --------- **
** March 17, 2000 Submission deadline for papers **
** May 8, 2000 Notification **
** June 9, 2000 Camera-ready copy deadline **
*******************************************************



The Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI)
is the leading conference in the Pacific Rim region for presentation of
research in Artificial Intelligence, including its applications to problems 
of social and economic importance. The objectives of PRICAI are:

 to provide a forum for the introduction and discussion of new research
 results, concepts, & technologies;

 to provide practising engineers exposure to and an evaluation of evolving
 research, tools, and practices;

 to provide the research community exposure to the problems of practical
 applications of AI; and

 to encourage the exchange of AI technologies and experience within Pacific
 Rim countries.

PRICAI 2000 attempts to meet the needs of a large and diverse constituency,
which includes researchers, practitioners, educators, and users. Topics of
PRICAI 2000 include:

Abduction Knowledge discovery & Data mining
Adaptive interface Knowledge management
Agents Knowledge representation
AI architectures Logic programming
Artificial life Machine learning
Bayesian networks Machine translation
Belief revision Mobile agents
Cognitive modelling Model-based reasoning
CSCW and AI Multimedia and AI
Common sense reasoning Multiagent systems
Computational complexity Music and AI
Computational learning theory Natural language processing
Complex systems Neural networks
Computer-aided education Nonmonotonic reasoning
Constraint satisfaction Ontological engineering
Decision theory Planning
Description logics Probabilistic reasoning
Distributed AI Qualitative reasoning
Emergent computing Real-time systems
Foundation of AI Reinforcement learning
Fuzzy Logics Robotics
Game playing Scientific discovery
Genetic algorithms Search
Image processing Software engineering and AI
Induction Spatial reasoning
Industrial applications of AI Speech and spoken dialog understanding
Intelligent CAD Temporal reasoning
Intelligent information gathering Text analysis
Intelligent learning environment Theorem proving
Internet and AI User modelling
Knowledge acquisition, Virtual reality
 modeling and validation Vision
Knowledge-based systems Aspects of AI not otherwise listed


Submission
- --------
Papers describing both theoretical and applied research in AI are welcome.

Papers should be no longer than 10 pages including all tables, figures, and
references but excluding a cover page. Over-length papers may be rejected
without review.

Submissions should preferably use the LaTeX style file llncs.sty provided by
Springer and available from
 ftp://arp.anu.edu.au/pub/llncs.sty
Submissions not prepared in LaTeX should conform approximately to the 
default configuration of the llncs style: single column, 10 point text, 
122mm text width, no more than 46 lines per page.

Authors must submit an electronic titlepage. Point a web browser at

 http://arp.anu.edu.au/pricai2000/submit.html

and complete the form there. The required information is:
- Title of the paper
- Author names with affiliations, addresses, and phone numbers;
- Email address of the contact author;
- Abstract of no more than 200 words;
- At least 1 and no more than 4 content areas selected from the list above.

All papers should be sent electronically to:

 pricai2000-papersarp.anu.edu.au

Postscript is preferred (optionally compressed or gzipped). Other formats 
such as PDF or MsWord may be accepted at the discretion of the Program Chair.

If you have any query for submission, please contact John K. Slaney
"jksarp.anu.edu.au".


Multiple submission policy for papers
- -----------------------------------
Papers that are being submitted to other conferences, whether verbatim or
in essence, must reflect this fact on the title page. If a paper is accepted
at another conference (with the exception of specialised workshops), it must
be withdrawn from PRICAI 2000. Papers that do not meet these requirements 
are subject to rejection without review.

Call for Workshop Proposals
- -------------------------
Proposals for workshops in specific fields of AI should be submitted to:
Workshop chair: Huan Liu (NUS)
Email: liuhcomp.nus.edu.sg
Details can be obtained from the PRICAI 2000 web page at
http://www3.cm.deakin.edu.au/pricai/

Call for Tutorial Proposals
- -------------------------
Proposals for tutorials in specific fields of AI should be submitted to:
Tutorial chair: Eric Tsui (CSC)
Email: Eric_Tsuicsc.com.au,
Details can be obtained from the PRICAI 2000 web page at
http://www3.cm.deakin.edu.au/pricai/

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS:
- ------- Revised deadlines ---------
March 17, 2000 Submission deadline for papers 
May 8, 2000 Notification
June 9, 2000 Camera-ready copy deadline
- ------------------------------------

IMPORTANT DATES FOR WORKSHOP & TUTORIAL PROPOSALS:
- ------------------------------------------------
March 17, 2000 Submission deadline for Workshops and Tutorials
March 31, 2000 Workshop and tutorial notification 

Review
- ----
All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality,
significance, soundness and clarity. Three referees will review each
submission.

Publication
- ---------
Papers accepted for presentation at PRICAI 2000 will be published in LNAI,
the series of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, from Springer-Verlag.

Invited speakers
- ---------------------------------

(1) Professor Nick Jennings
 Dept. of Electronic Engineering
 Queen Mary & Westfield College
 University of London

title:Automated Haggling: Building Artificial Negotiators

(2) Prof. Shun-ichi Amari
 RIKEN Brain Science Institute
 Director of Brain-Style Information Systems Research Group
 Laboratory for Information Synthesis, Head
 Japan

title:Information Geometry of Neural Networks

(3) Randy Goebel
 Professor of Department of Computing Science
 University of Alberta

title:Knowledge representation, belief revision, and the challenge of optimality.

(4) Qiang Yang 
 Professor of the School of Computing Science
 Simon Fraser University (SFU), British Columbia
 Canada

title:New-generation Search and Information Retrieval on the Web


Contact Information
- -----------------
For PC matters, please contact:
Riichiro Mizoguchi
PC Co-Chair
Email: mizei.sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp
The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research
Osaka University
8-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka, 567-0047 Japan
Phone: +81-6-6879-8415, 2125
Fax: +81-6-6879-2126
URL: http://www.ei.sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp/

For general information, please contact:
Marg Scarlett
PRICAI 2000 Conference Secretariat
C/- The Conference Organisers Pty Ltd
PO Box 1127
Sandringham Victoria 3191
AUSTRALIA

 Ph: +61 3 9521 8881
 Fax: +61 3 9521 8889
 Email: conforgozemail.com.au

Latest information regarding PRICAI 2000 is available at
http://www3.cm.deakin.edu.au/pricai/

- ----------------------------------
Conference Organisation:

General chair: Geoffrey Webb (Deakin Univ.)
Program committee Co-chairs: Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka Univ.)
 John Slaney (Australian National Univ.)
Organising chair: Chengqi Zhang (Deakin Univ.)
Workshop chair: Huan Liu (National University of Singapore)
Tutorial chair: Eric Tsui (Computer Science Corporation)
Publicity chair: Achim Hoffmann (University of New South Wales)


Program Committee Members:

Edward Altman, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore
Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei University, Korea
John Debenham, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Norman Foo, University of New South Wales, Australia
Scott D. Goodwin, University of Regina, Canada
Jieh Hsiang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Mitsuru Ishizuka University of Tokyo, Japan
David Israel, SRI International, USA
Shyam Kapur, Infoseek, USA
Shigenobu Kobayashi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Alfred Kobsa, GMD FIT, Germany
Jae Kyu Lee, KAIST, Korea
Dayou Liu, Jilin University, P. R. China 
H. Lee-Kwang, KAIST, Korea
Hing-Yan Lee, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore
Chee-Kit Looi, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore
Yuji Matsumoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Satoru Miyano, University of Tokyo, Japan
Hideyuki Nakashima, ETL, Japan
Fred Popowich, Simon Fraser University, Canada
R. Sadananda, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
M. Sasikumar, National Centre for Software Technology, India
Zhongzhi Shi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China
Keith Stenning, Edinburgh University, UK
Leon Sterling, University of Melbourne, Australia
Benjamin Watson, University of Alberta, Canada
Albert Wu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, P. R. China 
Takahira Yamaguchi, Shizuoka University, Japan
Wai-kiang Yeap, University of Otago, New Zealand
Ingrid Zukerman, Monash University, Australia




























===================================================================
Symposium on the Application of Artificial Intelligence in Industry
===================================================================


Symposium on the Application of Artificial Intelligence in Industry

 In Conjunction With PRICAI'2000

 28 August - 1 September, 2000, Melbourne Convention Centre


 Symposium Co-Chairs: 

 Dr Dickson Lukose			 Dr Graham Williams 
 Brightware Inc., USA			 CSIRO, Australia
 Dickson.Lukosebrightware.com		 Graham.Williamscmis.csiro.au 


OBJECTIVES

The Symposium on the Application of Artificial Intelligence in
Industry (to be held in conjunction with PRICAI'2000) will be the
second in the series. This symposium is the leading forum in the
Pacific Rim for the presentation of the innovative applications of AI
in industry. The objectives of the symposium are:

 1. to provide a forum for the discussion of innovative
 applications of AI in industry;

 2. to provide practising engineers exposure to and an evaluation
 of current research, tools, and practices in industry;

 3. to provide the research community a forum for exposing them to
 the problems of the practical applications of AI in industry;

 4. to encourage the exchange of practical AI technologies and
 experience.

Details of this symposium can be found at
http://www.act.cmis.csiro.au/aiapps/

Details of PRICAI-2000 are available from
http://www3.cm.deakin.edu.au/pricai/

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

 Leila Alem CSIRO, Australia
 Shu Heng Chen		 National Chengchi University, Taiwan
 Sung-Bae Cho Yonsei University, Korea
 Ernest Edmonds Loughborough University, UK 
 Vladimir Estivill-Castro Newcastle University, Australia
 Usama Fayyad Microsoft, USA
 Brian Garner Deakin University, Australia
 Warwick Graco Health Insurance Commission, Australia
 Mark Grundy Dialog, Australia
 Zhexue Huang ETI, The University of Hong Kong
 Philip Jackson Intra - Team IT, UK 
 Ryszard Kowalczyk CSIRO, Australia
 Robert Kremer University of Calgary, Canada
 Chris Leckie Telstra, Australia
 Patrick Mahaffey Mindbox Inc, USA
 Setsuo Ohsuga Waseda University, Japan
 William Richer Mindbox Inc, USA
 David Ripley CSC/NASA, USA
 Dharmendra Sharma Univ South Pacific, Suva, Fiji
 Robert Straughan Inst for High Performance Computing, Singapore
 Said Tabet Mindbox Inc, USA
 Alain Verheyden Bann, Belgium
 Ian Watson		 University of Auckland, NZ
 Wayne Wobcke British Telecom, UK


SYMPOSIUM TOPICS

Papers describing applied research and deployed applications that
include some aspects of Artificial Intelligence technology are
particularly sought. Topics of the symposium include all areas of AI
application development, project management, systems evaluation and
deployment. Papers for this symposium can address any of the following
combination of issues:

 Discussions of applications with performance evaluation data

 Ongoing efforts to develop large-scale or domain-specific
 knowledge bases or ontologies

 Development of domain or task focused tools, techniques, or methods 

 Evaluations of AI tools, techniques or methods for domain
 suitability

 Unsuccessful attempts to apply particular tools, techniques or
 methods to specific domains (which provide insights into the
 applicability and limitations of the tool, technique or method)

 System architectures that work

 Scalability of techniques 

 Integration of AI with other technologies 

 System and software engineering of intelligent systems 

 Development methodologies 

 Validation and Verification 

 Lessons learned 

 Social and other technology transition issues 

 Successful or Failed Project Management Methodology, Tools and
 Techniques

 Successful or Failed Knowledge Acquisition and Modelling Efforts

We are particularly interested in the integration issues, and
specifically interested in why certain applications fail to be
deployed.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS

 15 June 2000 Submission deadline for papers 
 15 July 2000 Paper notification deadline 
 31 July 2000 Camera-ready paper deadline 

PAPER SUBMISSION

Two category of papers will be accepted. They are: 

 1. Short Papers - based on work in progress. 

 2. Long Papers - based on deployed systems (include failed systems
 that was not deployed).

Short papers should be no longer then 7 pages, and the long papers
should be no longer than 15 pages including all tables, figures, and
references.

Electronic submission of Microsoft Word or PDF documents are
encouraged as email attachments sent to aiappsact.cmis.csiro.au. The
format should be for A4 paper with a Times Roman font set at 12pt with
1.5 line spacing. Text should have a 2.5cm (1 inch) margin on all
sides. The email should also include a clear text version of the
title, authors and abstract.

All papers should be sent electronically to aiappsact.cmis.csiro.au

If you have any queries please contact Dickson Lukose or Graham
Williams. All correspondance regarding this symposium should be
emailed to aiappsact.cmis.csiro.au

Multiple submission policy for papers:

Papers that are being submitted to other conferences, whether verbatim
or in essence, must reflect this fact on the title page. If a paper is
accepted at another conference (with the exception of specialised
workshops), it must be withdrawn from the symposium. Papers that do
not meet these requirements are subject to rejection without review.

PAPER REVIEW POLICY

The same high standards set by PRICAI will be followed in reviewing
papers submitted to this symposium. All submissions will be reviewed
on the basis of relevance, originality, significance, soundness and
clarity. Three referees will review each submission to ensure a high
standard of quality with the appropriate focus on applications.

PUBLICATIONS

The proceedings will be formally published (ISBN) and distributed to
all PRICAI-2000 attendees and, concurrently, formally published
on-line through the AI Applications Symposium home page.
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