LINGUIST List 12.2594

Thu Oct 18 2001

Calls: Psycoloquy, Data Mining

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  1. PSYCOLOQUY (Electronic Journal), Psycoloquy - Call for Commentary
  2. icdm02, IEEE Data Mining 2002

Message 1: Psycoloquy - Call for Commentary

Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 09:40:16 +0100 (BST)
From: PSYCOLOQUY (Electronic Journal) <>
Subject: Psycoloquy - Call for Commentary


The target articles below have been published in PSYCOLOQUY, a refereed
journal of Open Peer Commentary sponsored by the American Psychological
Association (APA) and indexed in Current Contents and in PsycInfo
Qualified professional biobehavioral, neural or cognitive
scientists are hereby invited to submit Open Peer Commentary on these
target articles.

If you are not familiar with the format or acceptance criteria for
PSYCOLOQUY commentaries (all submissions are refereed), please consult
the websites below or email for instructions:


 TARGET ARTICLES on which commentary is invited:


 Crow, T. J. (2000) Did Homo Sapiens Speciate on the Y Chromosome?
 Psycoloquy 11 (001)

 ABSTRACT: It is hypothesised that the critical change (a
 "saltation") in the transition from a precursor hominid to modern
 Homo sapiens occurred in a gene for cerebral lateralisation located
 on the Y chromosome in a block of sequences that had earlier
 transposed from the X. Sexual selection acting upon an X-Y
 homologous gene to determine the relative rates of development of
 the hemispheres across the antero-posterior axis ("cerebral
 torque") allowed language to evolve as a species-specific mate
 recognition system. Human evolution may exemplify a general role
 for sex chromosomal change in speciation events in sexually
 reproducing organisms.


 Place, U. T. (2000) The Role of the Hand in the Evolution of
 Language Psycoloquy 11 (007)

 ABSTRACT: This target article has four sections. Section I sets
 out four principles which should guide any attempt to reconstruct
 the evolution of an existing biological characteristic. Section II
 sets out thirteen principles specific to a reconstruction of the
 evolution of language. Section III sets out eleven pieces of
 evidence for the view that vocal language must have been preceded
 by an earlier language of gesture. Based on those principles and
 evidence, Section IV sets out seven proposed stages in the process
 whereby language evolved: (1) the use of mimed movement to indicate
 an action to be performed, (2) the development of referential
 pointing which, when combined with mimed movement, leads to a
 language of gesture, (3) the development of vocalisation, initially
 as a way of imitating the calls of animals, (4) counting on the
 fingers leading into (5) the development of symbolic as distinct
 from iconic representation, (6) the introduction of the practice of
 question and answer, and (7) the emergence of syntax as a way of
 disambiguating utterances that can otherwise be disambiguated only
 by gesture.

The Book Precis below has also been published in Psycoloquy. The
book has been selected for multiple review. If you wish to submit a
formal book review please write to indicating
what expertise you would bring to bear on reviewing the book if you
were selected to review it.

(If you have never reviewed for PSYCOLOQUY or Behavioral & Brain
Sciences before, it would be helpful if you could also append a copy of
your CV to your inquiry.) If you are selected as one of the reviewers
and do not have a copy of the book, you will be sent a copy of the book
directly by the publisher (please let us know if you have a copy
already). Reviews may also be submitted without invitation, but all
reviews will be refereed. The author will reply to all accepted


Psycoloquy reviews are of the book not the Precis. Length should be
about 200 lines [c. 1800 words], with a short abstract (about 50
words), an indexable title, and reviewer's full name and institutional
address, email and Home Page URL. All references that are
electronically accessible should also have URLs.

 TARGET ARTICLE (BOOK PRECIS) for which review is invited:


 Carstairs-McCarthy, A. (2000) The Origins of Complex Language
 Psycoloquy 11 (082)

 ABSTRACT: Some puzzling characteristics of grammar, such as the
 sentence/NP distinction and the organization of inflection classes,
 may provide clues about its prehistory. When bipedalism led to
 changes in the vocal tract that favoured syllabically organized
 vocalization, this made possible an increase in vocabulary which in
 turn rendered advantageous a reliable syntax, whose source was the
 neural mechanism for controlling syllable structure. Several
 features of syntax make sense as byproducts of characteristics of
 the syllable (for example, grammatical 'subjects' may be byproducts
 of onset margins). This scenario is consistent with evidence from
 biological anthropology, ape language studies, and brain

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Below is a list of other recently published PSYCOLOQUY target articles
that are also currently undergoing Open Peer Commentary. Commentary is
invited on these articles too:


 Navon, D. (2001), The Puzzle of Mirror Reversal: A View From
 Clockland. Psycoloquy 12 (017)

 Kramer, D. & Moore, M. (2001), Gender Roles, Romantic Fiction and
 Family Therapy. Psycoloquy 12 (024)

 Sherman, J. A. (2001), Evolutionary Origin of Bipolar Disorder
 (EOBD). Psycoloquy 12 (028)

 Overgaard, M. (2001), The Role of Phenomenological Reports in
 Experiments on Consciousness. Psycoloquy 12 (029)

 Margolis, H. (2000) Wason's Selection Task with A Reduced Array
 Psycoloquy 11 (005)

 Green, C. D. (2000) Is AI the Right Method for Cognitive Science?
 Psycoloquy 11 (061)

 Reifman, A. (2000) Revisiting the Bell Curve Psycoloquy 11 (099)


 Balfour, D. (2001), The Role of Mesolimbic Dopamine in Nicotine
 Dependence. Psycoloquy 12(001)

 Le Houezec, J. (2001), Non-Dopaminergic Pathways in Nicotine
 Dependence. Psycoloquy 12 (002)

 Oscarson, M. (2001), Nicotine Metabolism by the Polymorphic
 Cytochrome P450 2A6 (CYP2A6) Enzyme: Implications for
 Interindividual Differences in Smoking Behaviour. Psycoloquy 12

 Sivilotti, L. (2001), Nicotinic Receptors: Molecular Issues.
 Psycoloquy 12 (004)

 Smith, G. & Sachse, C. (2001), A Role for CYP2D6 in Nicotine
 Metabolism? Psycoloquy 12 (005)

 Wonnacott, S. (2001), Nicotinic Receptors in Relation to Nicotine
 Addiction. Psycoloquy 12 (006)


 Ben-Ze'ev, A. (2001), The Subtlety of Emotions. Psycoloquy 12

 Miller, G. F. (2001), The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped
 the Evolution of Human Nature. Psycoloquy 12 (008)

 Zachar, P. (2001), Psychological Concepts and Biological
 Psychiatry: A Philosophical Analysis. Psycoloquy 12 (023)

 Bolton, D. & Hill, J. (2001), Mind, Meaning & Mental Disorder: The
 Nature of Causal Explanation in Psychology & Psychiatry.
 Psycoloquy 12 (018)

 Praetorius, N. (2001), Principles of Cognition, Language and
 Action: Essays on the Foundations of a Science of Psychology.
 Psycoloquy 12 (027)

 Storfer, M. D. (2000) Myopia, Intelligence, and the Expanding Human
 Neocortex Psycoloquy 11 (083)

 Tenopir, C. & King, D. W. (2000) Towards Electronic Journals:
 Realities for Scientists, Librarians, and Publishers Psycoloquy 11

 Sheets-Johnston, M. (2000) The Primacy of Movement Psycoloquy 11

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Message 2: IEEE Data Mining 2002

Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 09:49:38 +0900
From: icdm02 <>
Subject: IEEE Data Mining 2002

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 ICDM '02: The 2002 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining
 Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society
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 Maebashi TERRSA, Maebashi City, Japan
 November 26 - 29, 2002 
 Home Page:
 Mirror Page: 

 Call for Papers

The 2002 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (IEEE ICDM '02)
provides a leading international forum for the sharing of original
research results and practical development experiences among
researchers and application developers from different data mining
related areas such as machine learning, automated scientific
discovery, statistics, pattern recognition, knowledge acquisition,
soft computing, databases and data warehousing, data visualization,
and knowledge-based systems. The conference seeks solutions to
challenging problems facing the development of data mining systems,
and shapes future directions of research by promoting high quality,
novel and daring research findings. As an important part of the
conference, the workshops program will focus on new research
challenges and initiatives.

Topics of Interest

Topics related to the design, analysis and implementation of data
mining theory, systems and applications are of interest. These
include, but are not limited to the following areas:

 - Foundations and principles of data mining 
 - Data mining algorithms and methods in traditional areas (such as
 classification, clustering, probabilistic modeling, and
 association analysis), and in new areas
 - Data and knowledge representation for data mining 
 - Modeling of structured, textual, temporal, spatial, multimedia and
 Web data to support data mining
 - Complexity, efficiency, and scalability issues in data mining
 - Data pre-processing, data reduction, feature selection and feature
 - Statistics and probability in large-scale data mining
 - Soft computing (including neural networks, fuzzy logic,
 evolutionary computation, and rough sets) and uncertainty
 management for data mining
 - Integration of data warehousing, OLAP and data mining 
 - Man-machine interaction in data mining and visual data mining 
 - Artificial intelligence contributions to data mining 
 - High performance and distributed data mining 
 - Machine learning, pattern recognition and automated scientific
 - Quality assessment and interestingness metrics of data mining
 - Process centric data mining and models of data mining process 
 - Security and social impact of data mining 
 - Emerging data mining applications, such as electronic commerce,
 bioinformatics, Web mining and intelligent learning database systems

Conference Publications and ICDM Best Paper Awards

High quality papers in all data mining areas are solicited. Papers
exploring new directions will receive a careful and supportive review.

There are two different types of paper submission for IEEE ICDM '02:
(1) main track submissions and (2) industry track submissions.

All submitted papers should be limited to a maximum of 6,000 words
(approximately 20 A4 pages), and will be reviewed on the basis of
technical quality, relevance to data mining, originality,
significance, and clarity.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by the
IEEE Computer Society Press. A selected number of IEEE ICDM '02
accepted papers will be expanded and revised for possible inclusion in
the Knowledge and Information Systems journal
( by Springer-Verlag.

IEEE ICDM Best Paper Awards will be conferred on the authors of the
best papers at the conference.

Important Dates

 June 5, 2002 Main track paper submissions 
 Industry track paper submissions 

 June 30, 2002 Tutorial submissions
 Panel submissions
 Workshop proposals

 August 9, 2002 Paper acceptance notices

 September 2, 2002 Final camera-readies

 November 26-29, 2002 Conference

All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Detailed
instructions are provided on the conference home page at and 

Honorary Chair: 

Setsuo Ohsuga, Waseda University, Japan

Conference Chairs:

 Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

 Philip S. Yu, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Program Committee Chairs:

 Vipin Kumar, University of Minnesota, USA

 Shusaku Tsumoto, Shimane Medical University, Japan

Workshops Chair:

 Einoshin Suzuki, Yokohama National University, Japan

Tutorials Chair:

 Takashi Washio, Osaka University, Japan

Panels Chair:

 Katharina Morik, University of Dortmund, Germany

Industry Track Chair:

 Koji Sasaki, AdIn Research, Inc., Japan

Publicity Chair:

 Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Finance Chair:

 Xindong Wu, University of Vermont, USA

Local Arrangements Chair:

 Nobuo Otani, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
ICDM Steering Committee

 Xindong Wu, Chair (University of Vermont, USA)
 Max Bramer, University of Portsmouth, UK
 Nick Cercone, University of Waterloo, Canada
 Ramamohanarao Kotagiri, University of Melbourne, Australia
 Katharina Morik, University of Dortmund, Germany
 Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, KDnuggets, USA
 Philip S. Yu, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
 Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

Further Information

 Professor Ning Zhong (ICDM '02)
 Department of Information Engineering
 Maebashi Institute of Technology
 460-1, Kamisadori-Cho, Maebashi-City, 371-0816

 Telephone & Fax: +81-27-265-7366
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