LINGUIST List 12.1859

Thu Jul 19 2001

Calls: Computational Ling, Hybrid Intelligent Systems

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  1. Mariet Theune, Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN 2001)
  2. Ajith Abraham, Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS'01)

Message 1: Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN 2001)

Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 16:25:56 +0200
From: Mariet Theune <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN 2001)


 Twelfth CLIN Meeting
 (Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands)
 Friday, 30 November, 2001
 Department of Computer Science
 University of Twente

We are happy to announce the twelfth CLIN meeting, which 
will be hosted by the Parlevink language engineering group 
at the University of Twente. The languages of the 
conference will be Dutch and English.

The guest speaker of CLIN 2001 is

 Dr. David Traum
 University of Southern California,
 Marina del Rey (USA)

The topic of his talk will be announced later.

Researchers are invited to present papers on all aspects 
of computational linguistics (phonetics, phonology, 
morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, machine 
translation, computational lexicography, formal languages, 
grammar formalisms, information retrieval, information 
extraction, text mining, knowledge representation, parsing 
and generation, dialogue management, embodied 
conversational agents, corpus-oriented methods, etc.).

Authors should submit an abstract in English or Dutch 
(preferably by e-mail, in flat ASCII). The abstract 
should contain:

- a title 
- your name, address, affiliation, and e-mail address 
- a short outline of the paper (10-20 lines) 

You can send your abstract to: 

or, if email is not possible, to: 

CLIN 2001, 
TKI secretariat (Parlevink)
University of Twente
Department of Computer Science
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands 

Deadline for submission: 	28 September 2001. 
Notification of acceptance:	13 October 2001. 

The local organisation committee of this year's meeting 
consists of Anton Nijholt, Mariet Theune, and Charlotte 

A volume with proceedings of the eleventh CLIN meeting 
(held 3 November 2000, in Tilburg) will be available at 
this year's meeting. We intend to produce a volume of the 
proceedings of CLIN 2001 before CLIN 2002. Papers for 
these proceedings will have to be written in English; 
they will be reviewed by a committee to be appointed in 
due time.

This and future information about CLIN 2001 will be made 
available via the CLIN home page:

or the CLIN 2001 home page:
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Message 2: Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS'01)

Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 09:49:23 +1000
From: Ajith Abraham <>
Subject: Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS'01)

Dear Colleagues,

We have organised an exciting event: HIS'2001: International Workshop
on Hybrid Intelligent Systems in conjunction with The 14th Australian
Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI'01).

Venue: Adelaide, South Australia
Date: 11-12, December 2001
Workshop URL:

(Technically co-sponsored by The World Federation of Soft Computing)

HIS'01 is an International Workshop that brings together
researchers, developers, practitioners, and users of neural
networks, fuzzy inference systems, evolutionary algorithms
and conventional techniques. The aim of HIS'01 is to serve as
a forum to present current and future work as well as to
exchange research ideas in this field.

HIS'01 invites authors to submit their original and unpublished
work that demonstrate current research using hybrid computing
techniques and their applications in science, technology,
business and commercial.

Topics of interest include but not limited to:

Applications/techniques using the following, but not limited to:

 * Machine learning techniques (supervised/unsupervised/
 reinforcement learning)

 * Artificial neural network and evolutionary algorithms

 * Artificial neural network optimization using global optimization=

 * Neural networks and fuzzy inference systems

 * Fuzzy clustering algorithms optimized using evolutionary

 * Evolutionary computation (genetic algorithms, genetic
 programming ,evolution strategies, grammatical evolution etc)

 * Hybrid optimization techniques (simulated annealing, tabu
 search, GRASP etc.)

 * Hybrid computing using neural networks-fuzzy systems-
 evolutionary algorithms

 * Hybrid of soft computing and hard computing techniques

 * Models using inductive logic programming, decomposition methods,
 grammatical inference, case-based reasoning etc.

 * Other intelligent techniques ( support vector machines,
 rough sets, Bayesian networks, probabilistic reasoning,
 minimum message length etc)

 Paper Submission

We invite you to submit a full paper of 20 pages(maximum limit)
for the workshop presentation. Please follow the IOS Press
guidelines for more information on submission. Submission
implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to
register and present the paper. All full papers are to be
submitted in PDF, postscript or MS word version electronically

Hard copies should be sent only if electronic submission
is not possible. All papers will be peer reviewed by two
independent referees of the international program committee
of HIS'01. All accepted papers will published in the
proceedings of the Workshop by IOS Press, Netherlands.

 Important Dates

Submission deadline: September 07, 2001

Notification of acceptance: October 01, 2001

Camera ready papers and pre-registration due: 15 October'01

 Workshop Chairs

Ajith Abraham,
School of Computing and Information Technology
Monash University, Australia
Phone: +61 3 990 26778, Fax: +61 3 990 26879

Mario K=F6ppen
Department of Pattern Recognition
Fraunhofer IPK-Berlin, Pascalstr. 8-9,
10587 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)30 39 006-200, Fax: +49 (0)30 39 175-17

 International Technical Committee Members
Honorary Chair: Lakhmi Jain, University of South Australia, Australia

 Baikunth Nath, Monash University, Australia
 Shunichi Amari, Riken Brain Science Institute, Japan
 Frank Hoffmann, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
 Saratchandran P, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
 Jos=E9 Mira, University Nacional de Educ. a Distancia,Spain
 Sami Khuri, San Jose University, USA
 Dan Steinberg, Salford Systems Inc, USA
 Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
 Venkatesan Muthukumar, University of Neveda, USA
 Evgenia Dimitriadou, Technische Universit=E4t Wien, Austria
 Kaori Yoshida, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
 Mario K=F6ppen, Fraunhofer IPK-Berlin, Germany
 Janos Abonyi, University of Veszprem, Hungary
 Ajith Abraham, Monash University, Australia
 Jos=E9 Manuel Ben=EDtez, University of Granada, Spain
 Vijayan Asari, Old Dominion University, USA
 Xin Yao, University of Birmingham, UK
 Joshua Singer, Stanford University, USA
 Morshed Chowdhury, Deakin University, Australia
 Dharmendra Sharma, University of Canberra, Australia
 Eugene Kerckhoffs, Delft University of Tech., Netherlands
 Bret Lapin, SAIC Inc, San Diego, USA
 Rajan Alex, Western Texas A & M University, USA
 Sankar K Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, India
 Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Universidad de chile, Chile
 Aureli Soria-Frisch, Fraunhofer IPK-Berlin, Germany
 Pavel Osmera, Brno University of Tech., Czech Republic
 Alberto Ochoa, ICIMAF, Cuba
 Xiao Zhi Gao, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.
 Maumita Bhattacharya, Monash University, Australia
 P J Costa Branco, Instituto Superior Technico, Portugal
 Vasant Honavar, Iowa State University, USA
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