LINGUIST List 11.623

Mon Mar 20 2000

Calls: Artificial Intelligence, Spanish Society/NLP

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  1. ECAI 2000 Publicity [Markus Hannebauer], Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems - ECAI 2000
  2. Miguel A. Alonso Pardo, XVI Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing - SEPLN 2000

Message 1: Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems - ECAI 2000

Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 10:57:55 +0100
From: ECAI 2000 Publicity [Markus Hannebauer] <>
Subject: Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems - ECAI 2000

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 ECAI 2000/PAIS 2000

 14th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
 Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems

 Berlin, Humboldt University
 August 20-25, 2000

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Organized by 
German Informatics Society (GI) and 
European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI)

Hosted by 
Humboldt University Berlin

 In this special turn of the century we invite you to celebrate 
 ECAI 2000 in Berlin. Being the fourteenth in a very successful
 series of European Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, 
 ECAI 2000 will offer a unique opportunity to bring industry and
 academics together to explore the full spectrum of Artificial
 Intelligence, from theory and methodology to its application in 
 commercial systems. 

 Respond to the call of the German Informatics Society (GI) and 
 the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence, 
 the world's largest umbrella organization for AI, and meet well-
 known AI experts at Humboldt University Berlin, a University that 
 can proudly look back on almost 200 years of tradition and 29 
 associated Nobel prize winners.

 Since the year 2000 is a special year, we will make ECAI 2000 a
 very special conference. ECAI 2000 gathered 443 submissions from 
 which, however, only roughly a third can be accepted for presen-
 tation. Although the majority of papers comes from Europe, there 
 is a significant number of papers from Australia, Asia, and North
 America, leading to a total of 42 contributing countries. 
 Furthermore, ECAI 2000 comprises six invited talks given by 
 distinguished scientists, master-class lectures in 10 tutorials 
 and serious discussions of hot new research topics in 34 work-

 The real success of Artificial intelligence will be measured by
 the applications that use the technology rather than the techno-
 logy itself. For the first time, ECAI comprises the Prestigious 
 Applications of Intelligent Systems sub-conference (PAIS 2000), 
 which is the first major European showcase of beneficial solu-
 tions for industry and commerce based on AI technologies. 

 ECAI and PAIS are accompanied by an exhibition concept that re-
 flects AI's history, its gaining grounds in the 20th century and 
 its progress paths envisioned into the 21st century. We also plan
 to have a rather unusual sidetrack meant to attract layman such 
 that ECAI 2000 becomes an event in Berlin and not only one of 
 diverse scientific congresses hardly noticed by the public. In so
 far, we aim at presenting AI on ECAI 2000 in a very broad scope 
 in order to show its relation to other classical and advanced 
 IT topics.

 In the following we will present a short glance at the program
 of ECAI 2000. We will also provide some information on registra-
 tion deadlines and fees. More detailed information is available
 on the conference home page at


 Do not miss this opportunity. Register now and be cordially 
 welcome at ECAI 2000 in Berlin!

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 15 Jun 2000 Early Registration Deadline
 1 Aug 2000 Late Registration Deadline
 20-25 Aug 2000 ECAI/PAIS 2000

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 Piero P. Bonissone
 General Electric, USA
 Corporate Research and Development

 "Hybrid Soft Computing: Where are we going?"

 Patrick Doherty 
 Linkoeping University, Sweden
 Artificial Intelligence and 
 Integrated Computer Systems Division

 "A Bird's-Eye View of the 
 WITAS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Project"

 Daniele Nardi 
 Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
 Artificial Intelligence Research Group

 "Artificial Intelligence in RoboCup"

 Bernhard Nebel
 Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg, Germany
 Artificial Intelligence Research Group

 "Knowledge Representation and Reasoning - 
 The Theoretical Side of AI"

 Luc Steels 
 Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris, France
 Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
 Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
 "The Emergence of Grammar in 
 Communicating Autonomous Robotic Agents"

 Mark Wallace
 Imperial College, UK
 ICL and IC-Parc

 "Constraint Programming - 
 Applications, Algorithms, Languages"

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 T1: Ant Algorithms and Swarm Intelligence: An Introduction
 M. Dorigo

 T2: Stochastic Search Algorithms
 H. H. Hoos, T. Stuetzle

 T3: AI Techniques for Knowledge Management
 S. Decker, S. Staab

 T4: Solving and Programming with Soft Constraints: 
 Theory and Implementation
 F. Rossi, P. Codognet

 T5: Empirical Methods for Computer Science
 P. Cohen, I. Gent, T. Walsh

 T6: Knowledge Markup Techniques
 H. Boley, S. Decker, M. Sintek

 T7: Applying Automatic Text Generation
 M. Stede, L. Wanner

 T8: Rational Action in Autonomous Agents
 S. Parsons, M. Wooldridge

 T9: Seeking Information: Methods from Information Retrieval and 
 Artificial Intelligence
 D. Fensel, M. Lalmas

 T10: Neural Networks and Structured Knowledge
 F. Kurfess

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 W1: 14th Workshop on Planning and Configuration (PuK 2000)
 Submission date: March 28th, 2000

 W2: Configuration
 Submission date: April 16th, 2000

 W3: Agent-oriented Software Management (AOSM)
 Submission date: March 31st, 2000

 W4: Cognitive Robotics
 Submission date: April 7th, 2000

 W5: Current Issues in Spatio-Temporal Reasoning
 Submission date: March 31st, 2000

 W6: Local Search for Planning & Scheduling
 Submission date: May 1st, 2000

 W7: 2nd ECAI Workshop on Binding Environmental Sciences and 
 Artificial Intelligence (BESAI 2000)
 Submission date: expired

 W8: Scientific Reasoning in AI and Philosophy of Science
 Submission date: April 7th, 2000

 W9: Application of Ontologies and Problem Solving Methods
 Submission date: March 29th, 2000

 W10: Engineering Societies in the Agents' World (ESAW 00)
 Submission date: April 7th, 2000

 W11: Knowledge Management and Organizational Memory
 Submission date: expired

 W12: Knowledge Representation and Ontologies in Education
 Submission date: expired
 W13: Agent Technologies and Their Application Scenarios in Logistics
 Submission date: May 31st, 2000

 W14: Multi-Agent Systems and Geographical Information Systems
 Submission date: April 3rd, 2000

 W15: Foundations of Connectionist-Symbolic Integration: 
 Representation, Paradigms, and Algorithms
 Submission date: March 31st, 2000

 W16: Machine Learning for Information Extraction
 Submission date: expired

 W17: AI in Product Data Management: Modelling and Reasoning 
 about Product Data in e-Commerce and e-Business (AiPDM)
 Submission date: May 5th, 2000

 W18: Knowledge Representation Meets Databases (KRDB-2000)
 Submission date: March 20th, 2000
 W19: Applied Semiotics: Control Problems (ASC2000)
 Submission date: expired

 W20: Service Robotics - Applications and Safety Issues in an Emerging Market
 Submission date: March 31st, 2000

 W21: Workshop on Bayesian and Causal Networks: From Inference to Data Mining
 Submission date: expired

 W22: Computational Dialectics: 
 Models of Argumentation, Negotiation and Decision Making
 Submission date: April 8th, 2000

 W23: Intelligent Data Analysis in Medicine and Pharmacology (IDAMAP-2000) 
 Submission date: April 20th, 2000

 W24: Ontology Learning
 Submission date: April 1st, 2000

 W25: Modelling and Solving Problems with Constraints
 Submission date: May 5th, 2000

 W26: Analysis and Modelling of Collaborative Learning Interactions
 Submission date: expired

 W27: Machine Learning in Computer Vision (MLCV)
 Submission date: March 20th, 2000

 W28: Modelling Artificial Societies and Hybrid Organizations
 Submission date: April 7th, 2000

 W29: Balancing Reactivity and Social Deliberation in Multi-Agent Systems
 Submission date: May 1st, 2000 

 W30: Flexible Strategies for Maintaining Knowledge Containers
 Submission date: April 17th, 2000

 W31: Knowledge-Based Systems for Model-Based Engineering
 Submission date: April 10th, 2000

 W32: Artificial Intelligence in Mobile Systems (AIMS 2000)
 Submission date: April 21st, 2000

 W33: AI in Agriculture and Natural Resources
 Submission date: April 3rd, 2000

 W34: Empirical Methods in Artificial Intelligence
 Submission date: May 5th, 2000

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 The details given here are for your information only. To re-
 gister for ECAI 2000, its tutorials and workshops and to book a
 hotel please use the forms provided on our home page. 

 Prices are given in Euro (EUR) and Deutsche Mark (DM). To re-
 ceive the reduced fee as a member of an ECCAI member society or
 being a member of GI, please provide evidence of membership (e.g.
 membership card) and send it together with your registration
 form. If you are a student, please provide proof on your status.

 ECAI 2000 CONFERENCE (PAIS 2000 included)

 Early Late On-Site
 (until June 15th) (until August 1st) (after August 1st)
 Member EUR 350 / DM 684.54 EUR 410 / DM 801.89 EUR 480 / DM 938.08

 Non-Member EUR 450 / DM 880.12 EUR 510 / DM 997.47 EUR 570 / DM 1114.82

 Student/Member EUR 120 / DM 234.07 EUR 145 / DM 283.06 EUR 190 / DM 371.61

 Student/Non-Member EUR 130 / DM 254.26 EUR 155 / DM 303.15 EUR 200 / DM 391.17

 Early Late On-Site
 (until June 15th) (until August 1st) (after August 1st)
 Member EUR 200 / DM 391.17 EUR 220 / DM 430.28 EUR 260 / DM 508.52

 Non-Member EUR 250 / DM 488.96 EUR 270 / DM 528.07 EUR 310 / DM 606.31

 Student/Member EUR 80 / DM 156.47 EUR 110 / DM 215.14 EUR 140 / DM 273.82

 Student/Non-Member EUR 90 / DM 176.02 EUR 120 / DM 234.70 EUR 150 / DM 293.37


 There is a flat fee for each workshop: EUR 50 / DM 97.79

 Workshop participants must register for the main ECAI conference.
 No extra charge for late workshop registrations.

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Message 2: XVI Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing - SEPLN 2000

Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 17:31:16 +0100
From: Miguel A. Alonso Pardo <>
Subject: XVI Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing - SEPLN 2000

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 SEPLN 2000
XVI Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing
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 September 26-28 2000
 Vigo, Spain

 Sponsored by Universidade de Vigo

			 with the support of

			 Caixavigo e Ourense
	 Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing

Following the XV SEPLN Conference that took place in Lleida in September 1999,
the XVI SEPLN Conference shall be held in Vigo in September 2000. The event
shall take place after TAPD 2000
which is a conference centered upon applications of tabulation technologies
for syntactic analysis and deduction.


The motivation for this Conference is to provide researchers in the
field of Natural Language Processing a chance to present their recent
work, to share their experimental results, and to discuss a range of
problems which must be treated. Moreover, an important objective of
this Conference is to promote the exchange of ideas and opinions for
future basic research directions and to compare these ideas with the
actual needs of the society.


The organizers encourage participants to give oral presentations of projects
and demos. Depending on the estimated number of oral presentations, some
session may be reserved to this purpose.

For oral presentation of projects to be accepted, the following information
must be included:
- Project title
- Funding institution
- Participant groups in the project
- Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the director of the
- Abstract (2 pages maximum).
- If a demonstration is to be performed, further information must be included, 
 as indicated below.

For demonstrations to be accepted, the following information is mandatory:

- Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the authors.
- Abstract (2 pages maximum).
- Time estimation for the whole presentation.

This information must be received by June 4, 2000. 


The workshop will be a 3-day event that provides a forum for
individual presentations of the accepted contributions as well as
project an demos presentations and group discussions.


 -- Daniel Tapias Merino Telefonica investigaci�n y desarrollo (Spain)
 -- Christopher S. Butler Univ. of Wales Swansea


Authors are invited to submit an abstract about a system to be
presented, or a paper concerning a theoretical
contribution. Submission and paper reviews shall be handled
exclusively electronically (PostScript or PDF format). Submission
should include a separate file with the title, authors, affiliations,
addresses, and e-mail. Papers, in a second file, should be anonymous,
excluding autoreferences in the text. Accepted works must be presented
at the congress and adhere to certain rules:

- They must include an abstract (150 word maximum).
- The proposed area of interest must be included.
- Maximum length is 3500 words, abstract included.
- Accepted papers must follow format rules that will be given in the
 conference web page

Submissions must be sent to


- XVI SEPLN Conference: September 26-28 2000
- Submission of contributions: April 14, 2000
- Notification of acceptance: May 26, 2000
- Final versions due: June 30, 2000
- Projects and demos submission: June 4, 2000
- Early registration: before July 14, 2000
- Late registration: after July 14, 2000


1. Linguistic, mathematic and psicolinguistic models of languages
	Miguel A. Alonso Pardo Univ. of A Coru�a
	Toni Badia Univ. Pompeu Fabra
2. Corpus linguistics
	Jos� M� Garc�a-Miguel Gallego Univ. of Vigo
	Guillermo Rojo Sanchez Univ. of Santiago de Compostela
3. Information extraction and retrieval
	Manuel de Buenaga Rodr�guez Univ. Europea de Madrid
	Mar�a Felisa Verdejo Maillo UNED
4. Formalisms and grammars for morphological and syntactical analysis
	Manuel Palomar Sanz Univ. of Alicante
	Manuel Vilares Ferro Univ. of Vigo
5. Computational lexicography
	Margarita Alonso Ramos Univ. of A Coru�a
	Xabier Artola Univ. of Pa�s Vasco
	Jorge Gra�a Gil Univ. of A Coru�a
6. Monolingual and multilingual textual generation
	Lydia Moreno Boronat Univ. Polit�cnica de Valencia
7. Machine translation
	Ines Diz Univ. of Vigo
	Javier G�mez Guinovart Univ. of Vigo
8. Speech synthesis and recognition
	Carmen Garc�a Mateo Univ. of Vigo
	Joaquim Llisterri Univ. Aut�noma de Barcelona
9. Semantics, pragmatics and discourse
	Joseba Abaitua Univ. of Deusto
	M. Antonia Mart� Anton�n Univ. of Barcelona



Manuel Vilares Ferro Univ. of Vigo


David Cabrero Souto Univ. of Vigo
V�ctor Darriba Bilbao Univ. of A Coru�a
Javier G�mez Guinovart Univ. of Vigo
Manuel J. Ma�a Univ. of Vigo
David N. Olivieri Univ. of Vigo
Javier P�rez Guerra Univ. of Vigo
Francisco Jos� Ribadas Pena Univ. of A Coru�a
Leandro Rodr�guez Li�ares Univ. of Vigo


Sala de Conferencias del Centro Cultural Caixavigo e Ourense
Policarpo Sanz, 13


Further information will be available at
For any information related to the organization, please contact:

Secretar�a SEPLN'2000
Escuela Superior de Ingenier�a Inform�tica
Campus As Lagoas, s/n
32004 Ourense

Fax: +34 988-387001
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