LINGUIST List 12.1164

Fri Apr 27 2001

Calls: Engineering Societies, ConSole X

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  1. Paolo Petta, Engineering Societies in the Agents' World (ESAW 01)
  2. Craenenbroeck, J. van, Student Organisation of Linguistics in Europe (ConSole)

Message 1: Engineering Societies in the Agents' World (ESAW 01)

Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 18:23:05 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Paolo Petta <>
Subject: Engineering Societies in the Agents' World (ESAW 01)

		 2nd International WORKSHOP


 7 July 2001, Czech Technical University, Prague (Czech Republic)

			 Co-located with the
Advanced Course on Artificial Intelligence (ACAI-01), incorporating the
 Third European Agent Systems Summer School (2-13 July 2001)
 The Second AgentLink II General Meeting (9-11 July 2001)

		 Deadline for Submission: 14 May 2001

The ESAW workshop series is the result of a collaboration promoted by
AgentLink, the European Network of Excellence on Agent-Based
Computing. The organizers of the present edition wish to acknowledge
the permission granted to mark the event with the AgentLink II seal of
quality. This event is also supported by the Austrian Society for
Artificial Intelligence, VGAI.


As we are moving rapidly into the age of ubiquitous and persistent
information services, the pressure on information technology designers
and implementors is mounting steadily to provide sustainable solutions
for the deployment, utilization and regulation of computational
infrastructures that pose unheard of challenges in terms of
quantitative as well as qualitative dimensions. This state of affairs
is reflected in the inflationary explosion of "ilities" and iQuos
populating system-wide requirement lists, when little is still known
about such fundamental design criteria as whether any of these
properties can be introduced gradually into existing environments or
whether "cannot be added after the fact" spells out an unrelenting
basic tenet of the game.

Pursuit of the mission to foster and maintain communication across
this variegated landscape is as indispensable as it poses an exciting
challenge by itself, at a time where disparate approaches to tackle
this grand challenge develop at a flabbergasting pace under the guises
of novel coordination sciences; grids trying to harness lessons of
good engineering; service-providing interaction intermediaries;
analyses of situated activity and research in the social sciences;
abductively derived multi-MAS infrastructures; extensions of proven
object-oriented best practices so as to get a handle on interaction;
or application-driven industrial entries.

The sequel to last year's highly successful first edition, and with
the intent to contribute significantly to maintain the momentum
established with recent publications such as the special volume of
Applied Artificial Intelligence on Coordination (15(1), 2001); the
post-proceedings of ESAW'00 (Springer-Verlag LNAI 1972); and the book
on Coordination of Internet Agents (Springer-Verlag, 2001); ESAW 01
remains committed to the use of the notion of multi-agent systems as
seed for animated constructive discussions of high quality about
technologies, methodologies, and models for the engineering of complex
distributed applications. Focussing on social aspects of MAS, the
workshop places an emphasis on technology and methodology issues,
while also welcoming theoretical and empirical contributions with
well-documented connections to these core subjects.

TOPICS OF INTEREST therefore include: 

* coordination models and technologies for engineering of agent societies 
* analysis, design, development and verification of agent societies 
* engineering social intelligence and emergent behaviours in MAS 
* application experiences in building agent societies 
* centralised vs. decentralised social control 
* interaction-coordination patterns in agent societies 
* security and mobility issues in agent societies 
* enabling infrastructures for agent societies 
* visibility and individuality of agents 
* methodologies, tools and artifacts for engineering agent societies 
* design vs. self-organisation 
* insightful analyses of negative results 


Contributions should not exceed 12 pages and should be formatted
according to the LNCS/LNAI style guide:

Only electronic submission is allowed. Submissions are accepted only
as documents in Postscript or PDF which have to be printable on a
standard printer on common paper formats like letter and DIN
A4. Please use a Postscript previewer such as Ghostview to check the
portability of Postscript documents. The only acceptable compression
format for submissions is Zip-Format.

Please send your contribution to: 

			 Robert Tolksdorf


Submissions : 14 May, 2001 
Notifications of acceptance	: 7 June, 2001
Camera-ready final papers : 21 June, 2001


The revised versions of accepted papers will be collected in the
ESAW'01 Working Notes. Working Notes with all accepted contributions
will be available at the workshop.

As for the first workshop edition (LNAI 1972), post-proceedings will
be published by Springer-Verlag as a volume of the Lecture Notes on
Artificial Intelligence series. Authors of papers presented at the
workshop will be invited to extend their contribution, possibly
incorporating the results of the workshop discussion, to be included
in the workshop's post-proceedings.


ESAW 01 will take place on the 7th of July, 2001 at Czech Technical
University, in Prague. The workshop will be held in conjunction with
Advanced Course on Artificial Intelligence (ACAI-01), incorporating
the Third European Agent Systems Summer School, and with an
AgentLink II General Meeting. The organisers welcome and encourage
submission of original papers, promoting and soliciting the discussion
on the key topics among workshop attendants. To further encourage and
promote the discussion, early and final versions of the accepted
papers will be available to authors, speakers, PC members and workshop
attendants on the ESAW'01 web site immediately after notification of
the authors.

Workshop Organisers & Chairs

Andrea Omicini (Italy) <>
Paolo Petta (Austria) <>
Robert Tolksdorf (Germany) <>

Program Committee
(as confirmed on 26.4.2001, further confirmations pending)

Cristiano Castelfranchi (Italy)
Paolo Ciancarini (Italy)
Helder Coelho (Portugal)
Yves Demazeau (France)
Rino Falcone (Italy)
Rune Gustavsson (Sweden)
Chibab Hanachi (France)
Matthias Klusch (Germany)
Lyndon C. Lee (UK)
Andrea Omicini (Italy)
H. Van Dyke Parunak (USA)
Paolo Petta (Austria)
Jeremy Pitt (UK)
Agostino Poggi (Italy)
Antony Rowstron (UK)
Christophe Sibertin-Blanc (France)
Paul Tarau (USA)
Robert Tolksdorf (Germany)
Josi M. Vidal (USA)
Franco Zambonelli (Italy)
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Message 2: Student Organisation of Linguistics in Europe (ConSole)

Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 15:32:08 +0200
From: Craenenbroeck, J. van <>
Subject: Student Organisation of Linguistics in Europe (ConSole)

ConSole X
Call for Papers

The tenth meeting of the Student Organisation of Linguistics in Europe
(ConSole) will be held at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, from 7
until 9 December 2001.
The invited speakers at this year's conference will be:
 	-	Jonathan David Bobaljik (McGill University)
 	-	John McCarthy (University of Massachusetts)
 	-	Henriette de Swart (University of Utrecht)
SOLE aims at providing students of generative linguistics with a
possibility of gaining international experience and a publication forum of
their own. Furthermore, SOLE strives to enhance contacts and cooperation
between students of generative linguistics in Europe and around the world.
Papers are solicited from students in ALL fields of generative linguistics,
including but not limited to phonology, morphology, semantics, pragmatics,
phonetics, sign language, language acquisition and syntax. We will aim for
a balanced program
Abstracts should not exceed two pages, including data, references and
diagrams. Abstracts should be typed in at least 11-point font, with
one-inch margins (letter-size; 8"1/2 by 11" or A4). Abstracts must be
anonymous. Submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract per

We strongly encourage electronic submissions. Send name, affiliation,
e-mail, mailing address, and title of the paper in the body of the message.
The anonymous abstract should be sent as an attachment in one of the
following formats: pdf, rtf, postscript, Microsoft Word (2000 or earlier),
or plain text. For any unusual fonts, please attach the font file
(Macintosh only). 

Postal submissions must include 5 copies of an anonymous abstract and an
index card (3'' by 5'') including the author, title, and contact
information as above. Submissions by fax will not be accepted.

 	August 1, 2001
 	September, 2001
 	ConSole X - abstracts
 	Vakgroep ATW 
 	P.O. Box 9515 
 	2300 RA Leiden
 	The Netherlands
Electronic submissions will receive an email confirmation by August 15. If
you do not receive confirmation by this date, please contact the organisers.

Questions regarding submissions and the conference in general can be
addressed to the local organisers at the following e-mail address or fax

Fax: 		+31-71 527 2125 or +31-71 527 2615

Information regarding the conference will soon be available on the
following website:

Local organisers:
Jeroen van Craenenbroeck
Ineke van der Meulen
Marina Tzakosta

SOLE board:
Marjo van Koppen
Erik Jan van der Torre
Malte Zimmermann
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