LINGUIST List 11.556

Mon Mar 13 2000

Calls: Behavioural/Cognitive Therapy, Algebraic Method

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  1. aepc, XXX Congress of the European Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies (EABCT)
  2. Anton Nijholt, Algebraic Methods in Language Processing

Message 1: XXX Congress of the European Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies (EABCT)

Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 14:11:00 +0000
From: aepc <>
Subject: XXX Congress of the European Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies (EABCT)

Dear Colleague,

We are very pleased to inform you that XXX CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN
Granada, Spain, in September 26-28 of 2,000.

The European Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies (EABCT)
with more than 12,000 members, is the largest cognitive behavioural
association in the world. This Congress returns to Spain after a
30-year absence; as such, we believe that this is a great opportunity
to showcase the current status of behavioural and cognitive therapies
in Spain to the rest of Europe and indeed the world.

The Congress is being organised by the Spanish Association of Behavioural
Psychology of Spain (AEPC for its Spanish initials). Spanish and English
are the official languages of the Congress, which we hope will increase
participation from speakers of both languages.

We encourage you to check the program at our web site at

As you will see, luminaries such as A.Kazdin, M.Mahoney, S. Haynes,
L. Beutler, D. Barlow, O. Gon�alves, and many others have confirmed
their participation in the program. This congress presents a unique
opportunity for you to interact and engage in a dialogue with the most
renowned experts in the field. On behalf of the Scientific Committee,
we encourage you to submit proposals in any of the three types of
format available (Symposium, roundtable discussions and posters. We
would like to see a significant participation from all over the world
and hope to count with your input. To this end, we have extended the
deadline for submission of proposals until April 30th of 2,000.

We would appreciate your support in getting students to register and
participate in all the activities being organised around the congress.
All participants including students should take advantage of the
Congress being in Spain and enjoyed its monuments, history, climate,
and above all an excellent scientific program and workshops. We have
made tremendous efforts to augment the participation of students by
way of a dramatically reduced registration fee of 90 Euros.

We hope to see you, your colleagues, and students in Granada in September.

 Best wishes,

 Juan Carlos Sierra
 President of the Scientific Committee of the EABCT-2000

 Note: All the relevant information concerning registration, proposals
 (extended to April 30th), tourist information and the Social program can
 be accessed via the Internet at
Congress Secretariat: EABCT-2000
Apartado de Correos 3.061
18080 Granada 
Ph./Fax:34 958 255303
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Message 2: Algebraic Methods in Language Processing

Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 13:12:12 +0100
From: Anton Nijholt <>
Subject: Algebraic Methods in Language Processing

Preliminary Call for Participation
2nd AMAST workshop on
Algebraic Methods in Language Processing (AMILP 2000)

Dates: May 20 - 22, 2000
Location: Iowa City, Iowa, USA

AMILP 2000 is the second AMAST workshop on Algebraic Methods in Language
Processing. Like its predecessor, held in 1995 at the University of
Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, papers will be presented on formal
language theory, programming language theory and natural language
theory. A common theme in these papers is the use of mathematics, in
particular the use of an algebraic approach. Due to this approach
traditional boundaries between the areas may disappear, allowing
researchers to learn from areas that were uncommon to them before.

Part of the papers that will be presented during AMILP 2000 were
obtained from a Call for Contributions which was issued in December
1999. In addition to this several researchers have been asked to
contribute because of their continuous contributions to the field or
because of recent research results of which the program committee became
aware. The careful choice of speakers for this event makes AMILP 2000 a
wonderful occasion to get acquainted with ongoing research, and with the
embedding of this research in a longer history as presented by some well
known invited speakers.

There will be a proceedings volume in the "TWLT" series containing full
papers. For previous volumes in the series: 
The proceedings will be available during the workshop. A selection of
the presented papers will be considered for publication in a special
issue of the journal Theoretical Computer Science.

This AMILP workshop is organized in the context provided by the
Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology (AMAST) organisation which
has hosted several large international conferences and workshops. This
AMILP 2000 will be organized in Iowa City just before the AMAST 2000
conference which is held from May 23 - 27. For details of location,
travel and accommodation for AMILP please check the AMAST 2000 website

AMILP 2000 Program Committee
- ---------------------------------
Chair: A. Nijholt (University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands)
G.S. Scollo (University of Catania, Italy)
T. Rus (University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA)
D. Heylen (University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands)

Any questions concerning the workshop can be directed to the chairman of
the program committee ( or the workshop secretary
(Charlotte Bijron:

The preliminary programme of the AMILP 2000 workshop includes the
following talks:

Invited Talks
- -----------
- Pierre Boullier (INRIA, France): 'Counting' with Range Concatenation
- Aravind K. Joshi (Computer & Information Science, Philadelphia, USA):
Strong Generative Power of Formal Systems.
- H�l�ne Kirchner (LORIA-CNRS & INRIA Lorraine, France): Objects,
constraints, rules and strategies in ELAN.
- Gheorghe Paun (Institute of Mathematics, Bucuresti, Romania):
Molecular computing and formal languages: a mutually beneficial
- Ed Stabler and Ed Keenan (University of California, Los Angeles, USA):
Structural similarity.

Other Talks
- ----------
- Peter Asveld (University of Twente, Netherlands): Algebraic aspects of
families of fuzzy languages.
- Domenico Cantone, Andrea Formisano, E. Omodreo and Calogero Zarbu
(DMI, University of Catania, & DMPA, University L'Aiquila): From dyadic
1st order specification to map calculus.
- Jozef Kelemen, Alica Kelemenov� & Carlos Mart�n-Vide (Silesian
University, Opava, Czech Republic and Rovira I Virgili University,
Spain): On the emergence of infinite languages from finite ones.
- Tom Cornell (University of T�bingen, Germany): Parsing and grammar
engineering with tree automata.
- Denys Duchier (University of Saarland, Saarbr�cken, Germany): A Model
Eliminative Treatment of Quantifier Free Dominance Logic.
- Jens Michaelis, Uwe M�nnich & Frank Morawietz (University of T�bingen,
Germany): Algebraic description of derivational minimalism.
- Gianni Reggio, Maura Cerioli and E. Astesiano (DISI, University of
Genova, Italy):An Algebraic Semantics of UML Supporting its Multiview
- James Rogers (University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA): wMSO
Theories as grammar formalisms.
- Teo Rus (University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA): Algebraic definition of
programming languages.
- Karl-Michael Schneider (University of Passau, Germany): Tabular
parsing and algebraic transformations.

A short closing talk will be given by Maurice Nivat (University of Paris
7, France).

Registration, Lodging and Location
- ---------------------------------
The workshop will be held at the premises of the University of Iowa in
Iowa City. The registration fee is $150.00. It entitles you to the
proceedings, refreshements during the breaks, lunches, and an informal
reception. Details about registration, lodging and location will become
available on the AMILP 2000 website at html://
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