LINGUIST List 12.1534

Mon Jun 11 2001

Calls: Logic/Lang/Information, Intelligent Systems

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  1. Claire Gardent, Logic, Language and Information - ESSLLI02
  2. ICSC-NAISO, Autonomous Intelligent Systems - ICAIS 2002

Message 1: Logic, Language and Information - ESSLLI02

Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 10:53:35 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Claire Gardent <claireCoLi.Uni-SB.DE>
Subject: Logic, Language and Information - ESSLLI02


 Fourteenth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
 August 4-17, 2002, Trento, Italy



The main focus of the European Summer Schools in Logic, Language and
Information is on the interface between linguistics, logic and
computation. Foundational, introductory and advanced courses together
with workshops cover a wide variety of topics within the three areas
of interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic
and Computation.

Previous summer schools have been highly successful, attracting up to
500 students from Europe and elsewhere. The school has developed into
an important meeting place and forum for discussion for students and
researchers interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic,
Language and Information. ESSLLI-2002 is organised under the auspices
of the European Association for Logic, Language and Information

The ESSLLI-2002 Programme Committee invites proposals for foundational,
introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops for the 14th annual
Summer School on a wide range of topics in the following fields:


In addition to courses and workshops there will be a Student Session. A Call
for Papers for the Student Session will be distributed separately.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Proposals should be submitted through a web form located

All proposals should be submitted no later than July 22, 2001.
Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's decision no
later than September 17, 2001. Proposers should follow the guidelines
below while preparing their submissions; proposals that deviate can
not be considered.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION: Anyone interested in lecturing or organising a
workshop during ESSLLI-2002, please read the following information carefully.

ALL COURSES: Courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers. They typically
consist of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions (a two-week
course). Each session lasts 90 minutes.

Timetable for Course Proposal Submission:

 Jul 22, 2001: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 17, 2001: Notification
 Nov 15, 2001: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, lecturer(s)
 information, course description and prerequisites
 Jun 1, 2002: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES: These are really elementary courses not assuming any
background knowledge. They are intended for people to get acquainted with the
problems and techniques of areas new to them. Ideally, they should allow
researchers from other fields to acquire the key competences of neighbouring
disciplines, thus encouraging the development of a truly interdisciplinary
research community. Foundational courses may presuppose some experience with
scientific methods in general, so as to be able to concentrate on the issues
that are germane to the area of the course.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: Introductory courses are central to the
activities of the Summer School. They are intended to equip students
and young researchers with a good understanding of a field's basic
methods and techniques. Introductory courses in, for instance,
Language and Computation, can build on some knowledge of the component
fields; e.g., an introductory course in computational linguistics
should address an audience which is familiar with the basics of
linguistics and computation.

Proposals for introductory courses should indicate the level of
the course as compared to standard texts in the area.

ADVANCED COURSES: Advanced courses should be pitched at an audience of
advanced Masters or PhD students. Proposals for advanced courses
should specify the prerequisites in some detail.

WORKSHOPS: The aim of the workshops is to provide a forum for advanced
Ph.D. students and other researchers to present and discuss their
work. A workshop has a theme. At most one organiser is paid. The
organisers should be specialists in the theme of the workshop and give
a general introduction in the first session. They are also
responsible for the programme of the workshop, i.e., for finding

Each workshop organiser will be responsible for producing a Call for
Papers for the workshop by November 15, 2001. The call must make it
clear that the workshop is open to all members of the LLI community.
It should also note that all workshop contributors must register for
the Summer School.

A workshop consists of five sessions (a one-week workshop) or ten
sessions (a two-week workshop). Sessions are normally 90 minutes.

Timetable for Workshop Proposal Submissions

 Jul 22, 2001: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 15, 2001: Notification
 Nov 15, 2001: Deadline for receipt of Call for Papers
 Dec 1, 2001: Send out Call for Papers
 Mar 15, 2002: Deadline for Papers (suggested)
 May 1, 2002: Notification of Workshop Contributors (suggested)
 May 15, 2002: Deadline for Provisional Workshop Programme
 Jun 1, 2002: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready copy of Workshop
 Jun 1, 2002: Deadline for Final Workshop Programme

The web-based form for submitting course and workshop proposals is accessible
at . You will be required
to submit the following information:

 * Name (name(s) of proposed lecturer(s)/organiser)

 * Address (contact addresses of proposed lecturer(s)/organiser;
 where possible, please include phone and fax numbers)

 * Title (title of proposed course/workshop)

 * Type (is this a workshop, a foundational course, an introductory
 course, or an advanced course?)

 * Section (does your proposal fit in Language & Computation,
 Language & Logic or Logic & Computation? name only one)

 * Description (describe the proposed contents in at most 150 words)

 * External funding (will you be able to find external funding to
 help fund your travel and accommodation expenses? if so, how?)

 * Further particulars (any further information that is required by
 the above guidelines should be included here)

FINANCIAL ASPECTS: Prospective lecturers and workshop organisers
should be aware that all teaching and organising at the summer schools
is done on a voluntary basis in order to keep the participants fees as
low as possible. Lecturers and organisers are not paid for their
contribution, but are reimbursed for travel and accommodation. Please
note the following: In case a course is to be taught by two lecturers,
a lump sum is paid to cover travel and accommodation expenses. The
splitting of the sum is up to the lecturers. However, please note
that the organisers highly appreciate it if, whenever possible,
lecturers and workshop organisers find alternative funding to cover
travel and accommodation expenses.

Workshop speakers are required to register for the Summer School;
however, workshop speakers will be able to register at a reduced rate
to be determined by the Organising Committee.

Finally, it should be stressed that while proposals from all over the
world are welcomed, the Summer School can in general guarantee only to
reimburse travel costs for travel from destinations within Europe to
Trento. Exceptions will be made depending on the financial situation.


 Claire Gardent (chair)
 Attn: ESSLLI-2002
 BP 239 Campus Scientifique
 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy (France)
 Tel: +33-3-83-59-2039
 Fax: +33-3-83-27-5652

 Local co-chair:
 Paolo Bouquet (

 Language & Computation:
 Hinrich Schuetze (
 Gerry Altmann (

 Language & Logic:
 Fabio Pianesi (
 Steve Pulman (

 Logic & Computation:
 Simon Parsons ( )
 Frank Wolter (

 Luciano Serafini (chair)

FURTHER INFORMATION: To obtain further information, visit the web site
for ESSLLI-2002 .
For this year's summer school, please see the web site for ESSLLI-2001 .
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Message 2: Autonomous Intelligent Systems - ICAIS 2002

Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 10:53:35 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Autonomous Intelligent Systems - ICAIS 2002


ICAIS 2002
First International ICSC Congress on
Autonomous Intelligent Systems
Deakin University,
Waterfront Campus
Geelong, Australia
12 - 15 February 2002

General information
Autonomous intelligent systems can be described as intelligent
entities that are capable of independent action in dynamic,
unpredictable environments. This is a very fast growing research area
attracting the attention of many researchers around the globe. The aim
of the International Congress on Autonomous Intelligent Systems (ICAIS)
is to bring the researchers, system developers and users both from
industry and academia together to exchange their views and receive the
very latest information on the on-going research and development. This
will be carried out through a series of keynote addresses, technical
sessions, workshops and exhibitions.

Organizing committee 
Honorary General Chair
Dr. Charles R. Weisbin 
General Chair 
Professor Saeid Nahavandi 
Deakin University, Australia 

Co-Chair (Asia) 
Professor T. Fukuda 
Nagoya University, Japan 
Co-Chair (USA) 
Dr. Shawn Toumodge 
Raytheon Systems Co., USA 
Co-Chair (Europe) 
Professor Paolo Dario 
ARTS Lab, Italy 
Tutorial/Workshop Chair 
Dr. Uwe Zimmer 
The Australian National University 
Canberra, Australia 
Administration and Finance 
ICSC-NAISO Operating Division The Netherlands

Local organizing committee members
Abbas Kouzani (Chair)
Matthew Joordens
Dejan Djukic
Lingxue Kong
Hieu Trinh
Jingxin Zhang
Saeid Nahavandi
The International Congress on Autonomous Intelligent Systems welcomes
submissions of original and high quality papers. Accepted papers will be
formally published in the ICSC Journal of Autonomous Systems. 

Congress topics
Technical issues to be addressed include, but are not restricted to: 
Evolution of Agents
Agent-Based Software Engineering
Distributed Architecture For Mobile Navigation
Autonomous Robots 
Autonomous Mobile Robots 
Path Planning And Obstacle Avoidance With Nonholonomic Robots 
Cooperative Autonomous Robots For Hazardous Environments 
Fault-Tolerant Algorithms And Architectures For Robotics 
Adaptive Path Planning 
Intelligent Navigation and Guidance 
Design and Control of Autonomous Underwater Robots 
A Control Architecture For An Autonomous Mobile Robot 
Action Selection and Planning 
Adaptation and Learning 
Agent Architectures 
Agent Communication Languages 
Artificial Market Systems and Electronic Commerce 
Designing Agent Systems Expert Assistants Fusion of Sensory Systems 
Real Time Vision 
Distributed Systems 
Multi-Agent Systems 
Machine Learning 
Intelligent Manufacturing 
Integration And Coordination Of Multiple Activities 
Knowledge Acquisition And Management 
Modeling The Behavior Of Agents 
Models Of Emotion, Motivation, Or Personality 
Multi-Agent Teams 
Multi-Agent Communication, Coordination, And Collaboration 
Multi-Agent Simulation, Verification, And Validation 
Evolutionary Computing 
Data Mining
Bayesian and Belief Information Fusion
Fusion Applications to Management
Fusion Applications to Situation Assessment
Diagnostic Information Fusion
Data Fusion Evaluation and Test Beds
Management / Business Information Fusion
Image Fusion / Exploitation
Target Recognition / Tracking / Identification` Discrimination
Machine Vision

International technical committee [itc]
Abachi H. Monash University, Australia 
Adeli H. The Ohio State University, USA 
Aleksander I. Imperial College of Science & Technology London, UK
Apte Chid IBM Watson Research Center, USA 
Arkin R. Georgia Institute of Technology, USA 
Bazargan M. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA 
Billingsley J. University of Southern Queensland, Australia 
Alberto Broggi University of Pavia/Parma, Italy 
Brugali D. Politecnico di Torino, Italy 
Choset H. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA 
Dario P. ARTS Lab, Italy 
Di Febbraro Angela Politecnico di Torino, Italy 
Durrant-White H.F. University of Syndey, Australia
Erkman E. Middle East Technical University, Turkey 
Fiorini P. California Institute of Technology, USA 
Fukuda T. Nagoya University, Japan 
Hewit J. University of Dundee, UK 
Holland O. California Institute of Technology, USA 
Jarvis Ray Monash University, Australia 
Kasabov Nik University of Otago, New Zealand 
Khosla P. Carnegie Mellon University, USA 
Koivo A. Purdue University, USA 
Kosuge K. Tohoku University, Japan 
Kozlowski Chr. Poznan University of Technology, Poland 
Lee K.-M. Georgia Institute of Technology, USA 
Luo R. National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, ROC 
Mamdani E. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, U.K. 
Marichal G.N. La Laguna University Tenerife, Spain 
Maynard C. Curtin University of Technology, Australia 
Miller D. University of Oklahoma, USA 
Moore P. De Montfort University, UK 
Naghdy F. University of Wollongong, Australia 
Nemes L. CSIRO, Australia 
Nguyen Ch. Catholic University of America, USA 
Ogihara M. Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA 
Papanikolopoulos N. University of Minnesota, USA 
Prassier E. University of Ulm, Germany 
Saadat M. University of Birmingham, United Kingdom 
Schenker P. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA 
Sebaaly Milad American University of Dubai, U.A.E. 
Shirinzadeh Bijan. Monash University, Australia 
Sobh T. M. University of Bridgeport, USA 
Szczerbicki E. University of Newcastle, Australia 
Tarn T.J. Washington University, USA 
Huaglori Tianfield Gloucestershire Business School, UK 
Trevelyan J. University of Western Australia, Australia 
Webb G. Deakin University, Australia 
Yuh J. University of Hawaii, USA 
Zaki Mohammed J. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Zelinky A. Australian National University, Australia
Zimmermann H. J. Aachen, Germany

- Deakin University, Australia
- IEEE, The Institue of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- IEE, Institution of Electrical Engineers
- The Institution of Engineers, Australia

Scientific program
ICAIS 2002 will include invited plenary talks, contributed sessions,
invited sessions, workshops and tutorials. Updated information available
on ICAIS home page

Call for invited sessions 
The organization of invited sessions is encouraged. Prospective
organizers are requested to send a session proposal - consisting of 
4-5 invited papers - to the general chair and respective area co-chair.
Invited sessions should preferably start with the title and the purpose
of the session and a tutorial paper. The registration fee of the session
organizer will be waived, if at least 4 authors of invited papers
register to the conference.

Poster presentations
Poster presentations are encouraged for people who wish to receive peer
feedback, and practical examples of applied research are 
particularly welcome. Poster sessions will allow the presentation and
discussion of respective papers, which will also be included in the
conference proceedings.

Call for workshops, tutorials,
and other contributions
Several workshops/tutorials are planned for ICAIS 2002. Each
workshop/tutorial will focus on a particular topic, and consist of
several presentations and open discussions. The proposal for a
workshop/tutorial should include the title, topics covered, proposed
speakers, targeted audiences, and estimated length (hours) of the
workshop/tutorial. The proposal should be submitted to the general chair
and respective area co-chair by July 31, 2001

Submission of papers
Submission of papers can be done through our web site.
If you submit a paper you will receive a notification e-mail with your
paper number. Please use this reference number in the subject line in
all correspondence and send us a draft paper by email for review by the
International Program Committee. Please do not send us any hard copies. 
Please check our website for further instructions.

Important dates
Submission Deadline: July 31, 2001 (Extended) 
Notification of Acceptance: October 15, 2001 (Extended) 
Delivery of Manuscripts: November 30, 2001 
Conference: February 12 - 15, 2002 

General chair of ICAIS`2002
Professor Saeid Nahavandi
Deakin University
Waurn Ponds Campus
Geelong 3217, Australia

Congress organizer
ICSC- NAISO The Netherlands (Operating Division)
P.O. Box 1091
3360 BB Sliedrecht
The Netherlands
Phone: +31-184-496999
Fax: +31-184-421065
Email: (ICAIS`2002 Congress)

General information: (Operating Division) (Planning Division)

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