LINGUIST List 12.247

Tue Jan 30 2001

Calls: Online Journal, Intelligent Agents

Editor for this issue: Jody Huellmantel <>

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  1. Editors, Reading Matrix: Online Journal
  2. CIMCA, Intelligent Agents/Web Technology/Internet Commerce - IAWTIC'2001

Message 1: Reading Matrix: Online Journal

Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 18:59:14 -0800
From: Editors <>
Subject: Reading Matrix: Online Journal

The Reading Matrix: An Online Journal

Call for Papers
for Volume 1, No. 1.
Deadline February 30, 2001

The Reading Matrix is seeking submissions of previously unpublished
manuscripts on any topic related to the area of literacy, reading issues
related to first and second language learners, and the application of
technology to literacy. Some areas of interest are:
� personal characteristics and attitudes of readers
� L1 and L2 learners' reading processes
� readers' responses to texts
� assessment/evaluation of reading
� reading and computer-assisted instruction
� vocabulary acquisition
� literacy and technology

We welcome both practical and research focused articles (including action
research). Articles should have a clear focus and be written so that they
are accessible to a broad audience of reading and language educators,
including those individuals who may not be familiar with the particular
subject matter addressed in the article.

Manuscripts are being solicited in the following categories:

Articles should report on original research or present an original framework
that links previous research, educational theory, and teaching practices.
Full-length articles should be no more than 6,000 words in length and should
include an abstract of no more than 200 words. We encourage articles that
take advantage of the electronic format by including hypermedia links to
multimedia material both within and outside the article.

Submission Guidelines for Articles

Please list the names, institutions, e-mail addresses, and if applicable,
World Wide Web addresses (URL(s)), of all authors. Also include a brief
biographical statement (maximum 50 words, in sentence format) for each

Classroom Focus
Classroom Focus articles are reviewed in the same manner as main articles,
and should include an abstract of no more than 150-200 words. These articles
should describe a particular classroom practice in its cultural context.

Reviews should offer a brief description and evaluation of professional
books, classroom texts, or technological resources (multimedia software,
CALL programs, video material, Web sites, etc.), Individual reviews should
generally be 600-900 words. Reviews should provide the following

For book reviews:

Author(s) of the book, Title, Series (if applicable), Publisher, City and
Country, Year of Publication,
ISBN, Cost, Number of pages.

For software reviews: Name of product (previous names), Platform, Version
number, Minimal hardware, requirements, Support offered, Target (teaching)
language and audience, Language level of student / user (learners,
professionals), Cost (street or list, site license vs. individual).

Please include the following information with reviews: Name, institution,
e-mail address, World Wide Web URL of the reviewer(s) if applicable, and a
brief biographical statement of each reviewer (maximum 50 words).

Articles, Commentaries, and Reviews can be submitted in the following ways:

By electronic mail: send the main document and any accompanying files
(images, etc.) to

(Macintosh users must submit their files with the .txt or .doc extension)

Contributors will be notified within 3-4 weeks. Website and Journal to be
launched March 30, 2001.
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Message 2: Intelligent Agents/Web Technology/Internet Commerce - IAWTIC'2001

Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 15:59:54 +1100
From: CIMCA <>
Subject: Intelligent Agents/Web Technology/Internet Commerce - IAWTIC'2001

 International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technology
 and Internet Commerce - IAWTIC'2001
 9-11 July 2001
 Las Vegas - USA

 In Conjunction with
 International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling,
 Control and Automation - CIMCA'2001
 9-11 July 2001
 Las Vegas, USA


International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technology and
Internet Commerce - IAWTIC'2001 provides a medium for researchers and
practitioners to exchange and explore the issues and opportunities in
the area of intelligent agent, web technologies and internet commerce. 
The conference will consist of both plenary sessions and
contributory sessions, focusing on theory, implementation and
applications of intelligent agents, web technologies and internet

Conference Topics Include (but not limited to):

Inteligent Agents:
Agents Knowledge Management
Intelligent Business Agents
Agent Architectures
Agents Environments and Languages
Adaptation and learning for agents
Human and agent interaction
Interface agents
Mobile agents
Virtual agent-based marketplaces
Agents and uncertainity
The personalization and privacy issues for agents
Automated shopping and trading agents
Agent-oriented middleware services
Social implications for agent
Conceptual modeling and design of Ontologies for agents
Agents and e-commerce
Legal aspects of agents in e-commerce
Performance measurement of e-commerce agents
Rational information agents and electronic commerce
Auction and negotiation for e-commerce agents

Web Technologis:
Web data mining and information retrieval
Agent-based brokering and trade-mediating services
Teaching on Web
Virtual trading institutions

Internet Commerce:
Ecommerce applications of Knowledge Representation
Reasoning Techniques
Electronic Payment Systems
Internet Marketing
Intranets and Extranets for Electronic Commerce
Electronic Payment Systems for Electronic Commerce
Electronic Data Interchange for Electronic Commerce
Supply Chain Management for Internet Commerce Applications
Internet-based Electronic Commerce
Virtual Communities/Community Networks
Logistics Issues for Electronic Commerce
Business Reengineering Issues for Electronic Commerce
Government Electronic Procurement and Service Delivery
Legal, Auditing or Security Issues for Electronic Commerce
Requirements Engineering Approaches for Electronic Commerce
Knowledge Discovery, Intelligent Information Systems
Knowledge Clustering

Paper Submission
Papers will be selected based on their originality, significance, correctness,
and clarity of presentation. Extended abstract (4 pages) should be submitted
to the following e-mail or the following address:

 CIMCA'2001 Secretariat
 School of Computing
 University of Canberra
 Canberra, 2601, ACT, Australia

E-mail submission is preferred. Extended abstract should present
original work, which has not been published or being reviewed for
other conferences.

Important Dates

16 March 2001 Deadline for submission of draft papers

16 April 2001 Notification of acceptance

16 May 2001 Deadline for camera-ready copies of accepted papers

9-11 July 2001 Conference sessions

Special Sessions and Tutorials
Special sessions and tutorials will be organised at the
conference. The conference is calling for special sessions and
tutorial proposals. All proposals should be sent to the conference
chair on or before April 9th, 2001. CIMCA'2001 will also include a
special poster session devoted to recent work and work-in-progress.
Abstracts are solicited for this session. Abstracts (3 pages limit)
may be submitted up to 30 days before the conference date.

Invited Sessions
Keynote speakers from academia and industry will be addressing the main 
issues of the conference.

Visits and social events
Sightseeing visits will be arranged for the delegates and guests. A
separate program will be arranged for companions during the

Further Information
For further information either contact or see the 
conference homepage at:
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