LINGUIST List 12.1232

Thu May 3 2001

Calls: Cognitive Agents, Spanish Newspaper Discourse

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  1. rsun, Workshop on Cognitive Agents and Multi-agent Interaction
  2. Glenmtz505, Spanish Newspaper Discourse in the US Southwest

Message 1: Workshop on Cognitive Agents and Multi-agent Interaction

Date: Wed, 02 May 2001 22:15:58 -0500
From: rsun <rsuncecs.missouri.edu>
Subject: Workshop on Cognitive Agents and Multi-agent Interaction

 Workshop on Cognitive Agents and Multi-Agent Interaction
 at ICCS2001 (Aug 27-31, Beijing)

Background

Computational models of cognitive agents that incorporate aspects of
reactive, deliberative, goal-driven, adaptive, autonomous, learning,
communicative, competitive, and collaborative behaviors provide an
attractive paradigm for addressing foundational questions in Cognitive 
Science.

Artificial intelligence, in its early days, started out with the goal of
designing intelligent agents. However, faced with the enormous complexity of
the task, the focus soon shifted to modelling specific aspects of
intelligence, often in highly restricted domains. In recent years, some
researchers have begun to focus on putting the pieces together with the goal
of designing intelligent agents. There is also a growing interest in
multi-agent systems that address aspects of coordination and communication
among groups of agents.

On the other hand, historically, the main focus of research in Cognitive
Science has been on specific components of cognition (e.g., perception,
memory, learning, language). Recent developments in computational modelling
of cognitive agents and multi-agent systems provide new avenues for
addressing foundational questions in Cognitive Science

Against this background, the workshop seeks to bring together cognitive
scientists with diverse backgrounds and expertise to discuss research
problems and exchange recent results that have broad implications for
understanding cognition in computational terms at the whole systems level.
We invite full papers, extended abstracts, or position papers on all aspects
of cognitive agents and multi-agent interaction including, but not limited
to:

 * Cognitive architectures (including alternative formalisms for modelling
 reactive, deliberative, autonomous, rational, learning, communicating
 agents).
 * Ontologies, knowledge representations, and inference for cognitive
 agents and multi-agent systems (including reasoning about space, time,
 and behaviors).
 * Multi-agent organizations (e.g., democracies, economies, cultures, and
 their
 coordination structures and mechanisms).
 * Learning and adaptation in cognition (including learning in dynamic
 environments consisting of active, distributed information sources).
 * Language and communication (signs, symbols, syntax,
 semantics, and pragmatics of communication among cognitive agents).
 * Multi-agent coordination (cooperation, competition etc. in multi-agent
 societies).
 * Computational abstractions, languages, and tools for modelling
 cognitive agents and multi-agent interaction.
 * Evolution of cognitive behavior.

The workshop is open to all members of the Cognitive Science community.
However, the number of participants is limited. Consequently, authors of
accepted papers will be given priority in terms of attendance. All workshop
participants must register for the Cognitive Science conference. The
organizers will make a concerted effort to ensure a good mix of established
researchers, graduate students and junior researchers with diverse
backgrounds.

Important Dates and Deadlines

 * Deadline for submission of full papers (up to 6 pages) or abstract (1
 page): May 15, 2001.
 * Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2001.
 * Deadline for receipt of camera-ready papers: June 30, 2001

Note:
A special issue of Cognitive System Research is planned for the selected
papers of the Workshop (to be edited by Charles Ling, Vasant Honavar, and Ron
Sun). See http://www.cecs.missouri.edu/~rsun/journal.html

Instructions for Authors

Electronic submission (postscript, pdf, or MS Word) is strongly encouraged.
Each paper will be refereed for technical soundness, relevance,
significance, and clarity of presentation.

Send all submissions to:

Prof. Charles Ling
Department of Computer Science
University of Western Ontario
lingcsd.uwo.ca
http://www.csd.uwo.ca/faculty/ling

Organizers

Prof. Vasant Honavar
Department of Computer Science
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
honavarcs.iastate.edu
http://www.cs.iastate.edu/~honavar/

Prof. Charles Ling
Department of Computer Science
University of Western Ontario
lingcsd.uwo.ca
http://www.csd.uwo.ca/faculty/ling

Prof. Ron Sun
CECS Department
University of Missouri-Columbia
201 Engineering Building West
Columbia, MO 65211-2060
rsuncecs.missouri.edu
http://www.cecs.missouri.edu/~rsun

For further details, see:

http://www.cecs.missouri.edu/~rsun/wsp01.html
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Prof. Ron Sun http://www.cecs.missouri.edu/~rsun
CECS Department phone: (573) 884-7662
University of Missouri-Columbia fax: (573) 882 8318 
201 Engineering Building West
Columbia, MO 65211-2060 email: rsuncecs.missouri.edu 

http://www.cecs.missouri.edu/~rsun
http://www.cecs.missouri.edu/~rsun/journal.html
http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cogsys
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Message 2: Spanish Newspaper Discourse in the US Southwest

Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 01:22:17 EDT
From: Glenmtz505 <Glenmtz505cs.com>
Subject: Spanish Newspaper Discourse in the US Southwest

CALL FOR PAPERS

RIO BRAVO:
A JOURNAL OF BORDERLANDS

Rio Bravo: A Journal of Borderlands invites contributions for a special issue
on "Spanish Language Journalism and Cultural Identity in South Texas."
Borderland scholars have long recognized the important role of the Spanish
language newspaper in the cultural history of the Chicano community in the
Southwest. The newspaper was particularly important because it served as a
vehicle for strengthening cultural identity and heightening cultural
awareness among the subordinated ethnic minority group. The special issue of
the journal will explore how and why the newspaper came to be such a powerful
force in the preservation and perpetuation of the minority culture. The 
issue will focus on linguistic, social, political, historical, economic,
anthropological, and literary aspects of the Spanish language newspaper in
the South Texas region. Contributions are welcome from all disciplines and
may be written in either English or Spanish. The deadline for submission is
OCTOBER 15, 2001.

Rio Bravo is one of the nation's leading journals in Borderlands Studies.
It is a refereed journal published bi-nationally at The University of Texas -
Pan American and the Universidad de Monterrey.

Please send one original and two copies of your manuscript to:

Dr. Mark Glazer, Co-Editor
R=EDo Bravo: A Journal of Borderlands
Center for International Studies
The University of Texas - Pan American
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
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