LINGUIST List 12.2877

Thu Nov 15 2001

Calls: Information Systems, Functional Linguistics

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  1. NAISO, Third CALL FOR PAPERS for EIS 2002
  2.>, 1st announcement: 2002 Intl. Conference on Role and Reference Grammar

Message 1: Third CALL FOR PAPERS for EIS 2002

Date: 1st announcement: 2002 Intl. Conference on Role and Reference Grammar
From: NAISO <>
Subject: Third CALL FOR PAPERS for EIS 2002


Third International NAISO Symposium on 
University of Malaga
Malaga, Spain
September 24 - 27, 2002 

And the ISMC 2002 Workshop
Workshop on Information Systems for Mass Customization 

The extensive call for papers incl. committees, topics and more
information on the all special events can be downloaded from the
website at:

EIS 2002 NEWS!

Submission deadline for the EIS 2002 and the ISMC workshop
December 20th, 2001 (extended) 

KEYNOTE SPEECH by Prof. David E. Goldberg
Prospects for a Golden Age of Computational Innovation:
How Competent, Efficient Genetic Algorithms Will Change Our Future

More details on the website under

Plenary presentations have been confirmed by A. Ollero, Spain and R. 
Babuska, The Netherlands

SPECIAL TRACK within the EIS 2002 

WORKSHOP Hybridization of Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms (HyNNGA)

Submission also open for the following special events:

SPECIAL TRACK within the EIS 2002 CHAOS and COMPUTATION organized by
Prof. Nigel T. Crook and Dr Tjeerd Olde Scheper (under
invited sessions)


Introduction The purpose is to give people the opportunity to share
their research on how they are using chaos in the context of
computation and infomation processing. More specifically, we are
interested in how people are taking advantage of the properties of
chaos (e.g. sensitivity to initial conditions, ability to synchronise,
space filling, etc) when addressing computational or information
processing problems.

Our target audience will primarily include researchers from
intelligent systems, communications, information systems and
neuroscience. We are not aiming this specifically at Chaoticians who
are contributing to the mathematics of chaos, rather than how it may
be used in information processing.

Topics (not exhaustive) include:
Chaotic neural networks
 - the application of globally coupled chaotic maps to information processing
 - dynamic memory states as stabilsed orbits embedded in chaotic attractors
 - memory states corresponding to "wings" of attractors
 - using chaos to as a search mechanism (chaotic itinerancy)
 - learning and adaptation in chaotic neural networks
 - generalisation and capacity issues with chaotic neural networks
 - using synchronisation as a means of communication between distinct network 

Chaos and synchronisation
 - Applications of chaos to secure, noise tolerant secure communications

Control of chaos in the context of information processing
 - direct control of chaos (e.g. OGY method)
 - continuous delayed feedback method
 - chaotic control of chaos

Chaos and neuroscience
 - Evidence of the presence and use of chaos in natural intelligence

 - the application of chaos to information systems/intelligent systems problems

WORKSHOP Hybridization of Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms (HyNNGA)
Organized by Dr M. Rocha and Dr P. Cortez 


Living creatures improve their adaptation capabilities to a changing
by means of two orthogonal processes: evolution and lifetime learning.
Within Artificial Intelligence, both mechanisms inspired the development 
of non-orthodox problem solving tools, namely Genetic Algorithms (GAs)
and Neural Networks (NNs).
Both methods have been combined in several ways, in order to gain
performances in various Machine Learning tasks.
Typically, GAs are used to provide optimization for the NN learning
The workshop is intended to gather people investigating in this field,
room for debate of the different approaches.

- Training methods for NNs based on GAs
- NN topology optimization via GAs
- Genetic Data filtering for NN feeding
- Lamarck vs Baldwin evolution
- Reinforcement learning
- Artificial life environments
- Practical applications of hybrid GA/NN methods

Miguel Rocha
Depart. Inform�tica
University of Minho

Paulo Cortez
University of Minho

Workshop on Information Systems for Mass Customization 

	Second Workshop on Information Systems for Mass Customization
 (ISMC 2002)

 as part of the
 Third International ICSC Symposium on
 Engineering of Intelligent Systems (EIS 2002)
 Malaga, Spain, 24.09.-27.09.2002

Please click the following link for detailed information:

Prof. Dr. Claus Rautenstrauch
Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg

PD Dr. Klaus Turowski
University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich

Honary Chair
Witold Pedrycz
University of Alberta, Canada 

General Chair
Jose Ruiz Gomez
Engineering and Automation University of Malaga, Spain

Important Dates for the EIS 2002 and the ISMC workshop:
Submission Deadline	December 20th, 2001 (extended) 
Notification Deadline	February 28, 2002 
Final Manuscripts + Early bird registration	April 15, 2002 
Registration	May 30, 2002

Conference Organizer
NAISO Interdisciplinary Research Inc.

Correspondence to:
NAISO The Netherlands (Operating Division)
P.O. Box 1091
3360 BB Sliedrecht, The Netherlands
Phone: 	+31-184-496999, Fax: +31-184-421065 (Operating Division) 	(Planning Division)
For all information submissions we refer to the website at:

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Message 2: 1st announcement: 2002 Intl. Conference on Role and Reference Grammar

Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 13:23:48 -0500
From:> <>
Subject: 1st announcement: 2002 Intl. Conference on Role and Reference Grammar

First announcement

The 2002 International Course and Conference on Role and Reference 

New Topics in Functional Linguistics: The Cognitive and Discoursive 
Dimension of Morphology, Syntax and Semantics

University of La Rioja, Spain

22-28th July 2002

The organizing committee for RRG2002 consists of Francisco Cort�s 
(Universidad de La Laguna), Kees Hengeveld (University of Amsterdam), 
Ricardo Mairal (Universidad Nacional de Educaci�n a Distancia), Javier 
Mart�n Arista (Universidad de La Rioja), Dan Everett (University of 
Manchester), and Robert Van Valin (University at Buffalo).

Event Programme
A five-day international course consisting of about fourty hours will be 
followed by a two-day international conference. The course will include 
lecture sessions at three levels: pre-graduate (about one hour and a half 
per day), post-graduate (about three hours per day) and specialized 
(about four hours per day). Pre-graduate sessions will introduce the 
basics of the main topic of the day; post-graduate sessions will provide 
a detailed account of functional models, including RRG and Functional 
Grammar; and specialized sessions will deal with advanced topics in RRG.
The conference will stage papers, workshops and plenary sessions.

Teaching and Discussion Topics
RRG2002 will deal with functional linguistics (including semantics, 
syntax and morphology) in its wider discoursive and cognitive settings. 
Papers, workshops and plenary sessions are expected to contribute to the 
theory of RRG as rendered in Van Valin and LaPolla 1997: Syntax. 
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Special attention will be paid to 
the further elaboration of RRG in areas like morphology, language 
acquisition, diachrony and lexical semantics.

Parallel Session on FG
The organizers would be very pleased to run a parallel session on FG 
during the conference, provided that there are enough proposals of 
contribution from the FG community. Papers should be devoted to the 
elaboration of the theory of FG as set out in Dik 1997: The Theory of 
Functional Grammar. 2 Vols. Edited by Kees Hengeveld. Berlin: Mouton de 
Gruyter. Workshops may bear on points of convergence and divergence 
between the two functional models.

Invited Speakers
Speakers invited to the conference include Christopher Butler (University 
of Swansea), Dan Everett (University of Manchester), Kees Hengeveld 
(University of Amsterdam), Beth Levin (Stanford University), Ricardo 
Mairal (Universidad Nacional de Educaci�n a Distancia), Jan Nuyts 
(University of Antwerp) and Robert Van Valin (University at Buffalo). The 
course lectures will be delivered by Dan Everett, Kees Hengeveld, Ricardo 
Mairal, Jan Nuyts and Robert Van Valin.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts of papers and workshops is 
February 1, 2002. Abstracts should be no longer than three hundred words, 
including references. The language of the conference will be English. 
Papers will last twenty minutes, followed by another ten minutes of 
discussion. Workshops will last fourty-five minutes, followed by another 
fifteen minutes of discussion. The selection of papers for presentation 
will have been communicated by March 15, 2002.

Conference/course Fee
Before April 15, 2002, the registration fee is 200 Euros for the course 
and 200 for the conference. The fee for both events is 300 Euros. After 
April 15, 2002, an additional 50 Euros will be charged: 250 Euros for the 
course and the conference, and 350 Euros for both events. The fee will 
include conference facilities and materials, as well as coffee, 
refreshments and lunches.

Further information
A web page is under construction at the moment.
Further information on RRG2002, including a detailed programme, 
accomodation information, payment, social events, etc., will be enclosed 
with subsequent announcements. Such announcements will be sent to the RRG 
discussion list and to the FG discusion list. Anyone who has not 
suscribed and is interested in receiving further information should send 
a message to the e-mail address for RRG2002:

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