LINGUIST List 12.2763

Mon Nov 5 2001

Calls: Computational Ling, English Phonology

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  1. paolo petta, 2nd Call for Papers: AT2AI-3 From Agent Theory to Agent Implementation
  2. Patrick Honeybone, Calls: Conference on English Phonology, Toulouse

Message 1: 2nd Call for Papers: AT2AI-3 From Agent Theory to Agent Implementation

Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 16:34:09 +0100 (MET)
From: paolo petta <>
Subject: 2nd Call for Papers: AT2AI-3 From Agent Theory to Agent Implementation

*** Call For Papers *** Call For Papers *** Call For Papers ***


 Third International Symposium
 "From Agent Theory to Agent Implementation"


 held at the
 16th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research
 (EMCSR 2002)

 April 2-5, 2002, Vienna, Austria, EU


 Paper submission deadline: November 16, 2001


By the time the first symposium "From Agent Theory to Agent
Implementation" was held in April 1998, agent-based technology had
already made a fast inroad from highly specialised workshops to
mainstream textbooks. Rapid progress has continued to date, resulting
in an ever expanding range of underpinning theories, architectural
models, engineering methods, implementation frameworks, and tools.

Even so, there remain many issues to be investigated and clarified
concerning the relations between theoretical models of agents and
multiagent systems on the one hand, and the deployment of
implementations based on these models and architectures in real-world
applications on the other, including perspectives on the supporting
infrastructure and middleware.

The main objective of this symposium is to foster the exchange of
ideas and experience among researchers and practitioners working on
theoretical and application-oriented issues of agent technology,
covering both the micro and macro aspects of agent design and the
transition from drawing boards and partly idealised models, over
modeling tools and frameworks, to deployment, configuration and
maintenance of implementations.

Of particular relevance to the symposium is work that reports insights
gathered and lessons learnt when applying specific agent theories or
architectures to application problems, and that discusses methods,
methodologies, and other tools, that can help system designers to
successfully accomplish the mapping between available agent technology
on the one hand, and application problems on the other.

Topics of interest therefore include:

 Conceptual and theoretical foundations
 Agent languages and architectures
 Learning and adaptability
 Communication, coordination and collaboration
 Social issues in agent societies
 Safety, security, and responsibility
 Single vs. multi-agent systems
 Agents vs. Middleware (e.g. CORBA, Grid Computing, ...)
 Development and engineering methodologies
 User interfaces and usability
 Testbeds and evaluations


Symposium Chairs:

Jvrg P. Miller
 Paolo Petta

Programme Committee:

Ardissono, Liliana Bauer, Bernhard Dickinson, Ian J.
Dignum, Frank Fischer, Klaus Flake, Stephan
Gadomski, Adam-Maria Gustavsson, Rune Hanachi, Chihab 
Hoek, Wiebe van der	Jonker, Catholijn M. Kirn, Stefan
Klusch, Matthias	Labrou, Yannis Luck, Michael
Marik, Vladimir		Meyer, John-Jules Ch. Noriega, Pablo
Omicini, Andrea Ossowski, Sascha	 Picco, Gian Pietro
Preist, Chris Rocha, Ana Paula Schroeder, Michael
Wagner, Gerd Wooldridge, Michael J.	 Zambonelli, Franco


For details on how to prepare the draft final paper, see the
guidelines for the main EMCSR conference published on the EMCSR web
server URL: Draft Final Papers
must not exceed 10 single-spaced A4 pages (maximum 43 lines, max. line
length 160 mm, 12 point), in English. They have to contain the final
text to be submitted, including graphs and pictures. However, these
need not be of reproducible quality. They must carry the title,
author(s) name(s), and affiliation (including. e-mail address, if possible)
in this order, and must include an abstract.

Please notice that for this particular symposium submission in
attachment, or by anonymous FTP upload WITH JOINT NOTIFICATION by
e-mail; otherwise send FOUR hard copies of the draft final paper.

Address your submission to:

 Paolo Petta
 Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
 Schottengasse 3
 A 1010 Vienna, Austria, EU


 FTP: upload your papers to URL:
 please start the name of the uploaded file with
 "at2ai3_" and the first author name, e.g.: ""
 FTP-uploads MUST BE accompanied by an e-mail notification

Accepted Papers:

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by December 14, 2001; the
list will also be published on the AT2AI-3 web site. After the event,
a second round of more extensive reviews is planned which is to lead
to the publication of extended versions of selected contributions in
an edited collection.

Important dates:

 Paper submission deadline: November 16, 2001
 Notification of acceptance: December 14, 2001
 Camera-ready copies due: January 18, 2002


* Please consult the symposium web page for latest updates
* For information about paper formatting, registration, and
 accommodation, see the main EMCSR 2002 Web site

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Message 2: Calls: Conference on English Phonology, Toulouse

Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 16:16:11 +0000
From: Patrick Honeybone <>
Subject: Calls: Conference on English Phonology, Toulouse


Conference on English Phonology
Universite de Toulouse, France

A Conference on English Phonology will take place at the Universite de
Toulouse, on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 June, 2002. The conference is
to be held under the aegis of the Equipe de Recherche en Syntaxe et
Semantique (Director: Marc Plenat; the ERSS, despite its name, it
includes a substantial phonology team) with the support of the Groupe
de Recheche en Phonologie 1954 (Director: Bernard Laks). The venue
will be the social sciences university in the heart of Toulouse,
surrounded by cheap bars, restaurants and cafes.

The conference will feature three invited speakers:
John Harris (UCL)
Michael Kenstowicz (MIT)
April McMahon (Sheffield)

The conference organisers are Phil Carr (Universite Montpellier III, &
ERSS, Toulouse) and Patrick Honeybone (Edge Hill College, UK). Phil
Carr can be contacted at, or, and Patrick Honeybone can be contacted at

We invite papers on any aspect of the (synchronic or diachronic)
phonetics/ phonology of any variety of English, or on issues relevant
to the acquisition of English. We are keen to have papers from a range
of different approaches, including (but not limited to) the traditions
of Laboratory Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Generative Phonology (of
both OT and non-OT varieties), and Cognitive Linguistics. Papers will
last 30 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions.

Abstracts should be sent to either Phil Carr or Patrick Honeybone by
Friday 25 January 2002. Abstracts should be no longer than one side of
A4, single-spaced and with a font size no smaller than 12, using 2.5cm
or one inch margins. Abstracts should be submitted by email in one of
these formats: Rich Text Format, Word, pdf, or plain text. If you need
to use a phonetic font in your abstract, please use SIL doulos, which
can be downloaded for free from this site:

Abstracts will be read by the abstracts committee: Jacques Durand,
John Harris, Michael Kenstowicz, April McMahon.

There will be a small registration fee (15 Euros, payable on arrival)
to cover the cost of photocopying and other expenses. Lunches and
dinners will take place in local restaurants and brasseries, at a
small cost. A conference dinner will be held at a restaurant in
Toulouse on the evening of Thursday 27 June (details to be announced

Further details, including information on accommodation, travel and
sight-seeing possibilities in the vicinity of Toulouse are available
at the conference's website:

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