LINGUIST List 12.263

Thu Feb 1 2001

Calls: Computational Intelligence, Comp Semantics

Editor for this issue: Jody Huellmantel <>

As a matter of policy, LINGUIST discourages the use of abbreviations or acronyms in conference announcements unless they are explained in the text.


  1. CIMCA, Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation - CIMCA'2001
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, 3rd Workshop on Inference in Computational Semantics (ICoS-3)

Message 1: Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation - CIMCA'2001

Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 15:27:55 +1100
From: CIMCA <>
Subject: Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation - CIMCA'2001

International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling,
Control and Automation - CIMCA'2001
9-11 July 2001
Las Vegas, USA
In Conjunction with
International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technologies
and Internet Commerce - iawtic'2001


Honorary Chairs:
Lotfi A. Zadeh, University of California, USA
Stephen Grossberg, Boston University, USA

The international conference on computational intelligence for
modelling, control and automation will be held in Las Vegas, USA on
9-11 July 2001. The conferencey"20 provides a medium for the exchange
of ideas between theoreticians and practitioners toy"20 address the
important issues in computational intelligence, modelling, control
andy"20 automation. The conference will consist of both plenary
sessions and contributory sessions, focusing on theory,
implementation and applications of computational intelligence 
techniques to modelling, control and automation. For contributory
sessions, draft papersy"20 (4 pages or more) are being
solicited. Several well-known keynote speakers will address the 
conference. Topics of the conference include, but are not limited to,
the following areas:

Modern and Advanced Control Strategies
Neural Networks Control,
Fuzzy Logic Control,
Genetic Algorithms & Evolutionary Control,
Model-Predictive Control,
Adaptive and Optimal Control,
Intelligent Control Systems,
Robotics and Automation,
Fault Diagnosis,
Industrial Automations
Hybrid Systems
Fuzzy Evolutionary Systems,
Fuzzy Expert Systems,
Fuzzy Neural Systems,
Neural Genetic Systems,
Neural-Fuzzy-Genetic Systems,
Hybrid Systems for Optimisation
Data Analysis, Prediction and Model Identification
Signal Processing,
Prediction & Time Series Analysis,
System Identification,
Data Fusion and Mining,
Knowledge Discovery,
Intelligent Information Systems,
Image Processing,
Image Understanding,
Parallel Computing applications in Identification & Control,
Pattern Recognition, Clustering,
Decision Making and Information Retrieval
Case-Based Reasoning,
Decision Analysis,
Intelligent Databases & Information Retrieval,
Dynamic Systems Modelling,
Decision Support Systems,
Multi-criteria Decision Making,
Qualitative and Approximate-Reasoning

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 alsoy"20 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 daysy"20
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
conference. Further Information For further information either
contact or see they"20 conference homepage

International Program Committee:
B. Kosko, University of Southern California, USA
A. Kandel, University of South Florida, USA
T. Fukuda, Nagoya University, Japan
T. Baeck, Informatic Centrum Dortmund, Germany
J. Bezdek, University of West Florida, USA
K. Hirota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
R. J. Stonier, Central Queensland University, Australia
E. Oja, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
W. Pedrycz, University of Manitoba, Canada
Henry Selvaraj, University of Las Vegas, USA
X. Yao, The University of Bermingham, UK
H. R. Berenji, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
R. C. Eberhart, Purdue University, USA
T. Shibata, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan
H. Liljenstrom, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
F. Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
A. Bulsari, AB Nonlinear Solutions OY, Finland
J. D. Pinter, Dalhousie University, Canada
H. Adeli, The Ohio State University, USA
V. Piuri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
A. Aamodt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
J. Fernandez de Ca´┐Żete, University of Malaga, Spain
W. Duch, Nicholas Copernicus,
University, Poland
E. Tulunay, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
L. Guan, University of Sydney, Australia
C. Kuroda, Tokyo Institute of
Technology, Japan
Organising Committee Chair:
Masoud Mohammadian
School of Computing
University of Canberra
Canberra, 2601, Australia
International Liaison:
International Liaison:
Canada and USA Liaison:
J. D. Pinter, Dalhousie University,
West Asia and Australia Liaison:
R. Jentzsch, University of Canberra, Australia
R. Sarker, University of New South Wales, Australia
Europe Liaison :
Z. Pahlavani, AVIP, Austria
Local Arrangements and
Public Relation:
S. Jones, ComPro, USA
P. Kazumi, VL-Pro, The Netherlands
P. Kazumi, VL-Pro, The Netherlands
S. Jones, ComPro, USA
J. Richards, C-Tech, Germany
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: 3rd Workshop on Inference in Computational Semantics (ICoS-3)

Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 15:51:46 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: 3rd Workshop on Inference in Computational Semantics (ICoS-3)


 third workshop on



 Siena, Italy, June 18-20, 2001

 (Submission deadline: March 15, 2001)

- --------

Traditional inference tools (such as theorem provers and model
builders) are reaching new levels of sophistication and are now widely
and easily available. A wide variety of new tools (statistical and
probabilistic methods, ideas from the machine learning community) are
likely to be increasingly applied in computational semantics. Most
importantly of all, computational semantics seems to have reached the
stage where the exploration and development of inference is one of its
most pressing tasks - and there's a lot of interesting new work which
takes inferential issues seriously.

The Workshop on Inference in Computational Semantics (ICoS) intends to
bring researchers from areas such as Computational Linguistics,
Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, and Logic together, in
order to discuss approaches and applications of Inference in natural
language semantics.

ICoS-1 took place in Amsterdam on August 15, 1999 with an attendance
of over 50 researchers. A selection of the papers presented at ICoS-1
has been published in a special issue of the Journal of Language and

ICoS-2 took place in Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, on July 29-30,
2000. Although the attendance was only 30, it was an intense and
communicative meeting. A selection of the papers presented at ICoS-2
will be published in the Journal of Language and Computation.

ICoS-3 will be co-located with the the International Joint Conference
on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR 2001, which takes place June 18-23, 2001
at Siena, Italy. IJCAR is a joint meeting of all major conferences on
automated theorem proving (CADE, FTP, TABLEAUX), and is therefore a
good chance to meet the theorem proving community.

ICoS-3 is endorsed by SIGSEM, the Association for Computational
Linguistics (ACL) Special Interest Group (SIG) on computational

- ---
People who would like to submit a paper, system descriptions or who
would like to attend the workshop should consider the following dates:

 Submission Deadline: March 15, 2001. 
 Notification: April 15, 2001. 
 Final Versions: May 15. 2001. 
 Early Registration until: June 1., 2001. 
 ICoS-3 Tutorials June 18, 2001. 
 ICoS-3 Workshop: June 19-20, 2001. 
 IJCAR: June 18-23, 2001 

- --------------

We anticipate having three invited talks at ICoS-3. Two of the invited
speakers are:

 David Israel (SRI International)

 Alexander Koller (Saarbruecken) 

The other speaker will be announced in due course. 

- -------

We will start off the workshop with two tutorials on June 18. This
gives the researchers from automated reasoning and computational
semantics respectively to get an understanding of the other field
before the actual workshop. The tutorials will given by

 Claire Gardent (CNRS, Nancy): Computational Semantics 
 for automated reasoners

 Uli Furbach (Univ. Koblenz): Automated Reasoning 
 for computational semanticists 

- ---------------

The program committee for ICoS-3 consists of the following people:

 Patrick Blackburn, INRIA Lorraine (co-chair) 
 Michael Kohlhase, Carnegie-Mellon University (co-chair) 

 Johan Bos, Edinburgh 
 Peter Baumgartner, Koblenz 
 David Beaver, Stanford 
 Dick Crouch, Xerox Parc 
 Maarten de Rijke, Amsterdam 
 Nissim Francez, Haifa
 Udo Hahn, Freiburg 
 Gerard Huet, INRIA Rocquencourt 
 Dale Miller, State College 
 Martha Palmer, UPenn 
 Stephen Pulman, Oxford 
 Matthew Stone, Rutgers Univ 
 Jun-ichi Tsuji, Tokyo 
 Bonnie Webber, Edinburgh 

- ---------

We invite three kinds of submissions 
(LaTeX2e, 11pt, one column, a4paper (not a4wide.sty)):

 - research papers on inference methods in computational semantics as well
 as their applications (15 pages), 
 - system descriptions (6 pages), System descriptions should focus on
 actual implementations, explaining system architecture issues and
 specific implementation techniques. Every system description should be 
 accompanied by a system demo at ICoS-3.
 - system demos (2 page abstracts): People who would like demonstrate
 systems that address inference in computational semantics should send 
 two-page abstracts.

Research papers and system descriptions will be peer-refereed by the
programme committee above, system demos are only screened for
appropriateness by the program chairs. 


NOTIFICATION: April 15, 2001.

The primary means of submission will be electronic, in PostScript
format. Submissions should be sent to the

In addition to the (informal) workshop proceedings, we plan to publish
a special issue of the Journal of Language and Computation devoted to
ICoS-3. Shortly after the workshop, authors will be contacted by the
editors for special issue, inviting them to contribute; we may ask you
to incorporate comments/discussions/... arising during ICoS-3 into
your paper. Details on the publication schedule for the special issue
as well as formatting instructions will be announced at the workshop.
Registration and Further Information If you have any questions, please
contact the local organizers at

- -----------------
If you have any questions, please contact the local organizers 
Patrick Blackburn and Michael Kohlhase via

For actual information concerning ICoS-3 please consult
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue