LINGUIST List 13.2032

Mon Aug 5 2002

Calls: Judgements, Natural Lang processing

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  1. Gisbert Fanselow, Conference Announcement
  2. Adam Przepiorkowski, CFP: Intelligent Information Systems 2003

Message 1: Conference Announcement

Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 15:58:35 +0200
From: Gisbert Fanselow <fanselowrz.uni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Conference Announcement

The Research Group "Conflicting Rules" (University of Potsdam) invites
the submission of abstracts for a conference on

? - ?? -??? - *?

The focus of the conference lies on the linguistic analysis of graded
judgments and variation in judgements from the points of view of
phonology, syntax, and psycholinguistics.

Invited speakers:
Paul Boersma, Joan Bresnan, Leonie Cornips, Sam Featherston, Stefan
Frisch, Bruce Hayes, Frank Keller, Eric Reuland and Donca Steriade.
There will be 3 more slots given to invited presentations..

Call for Papers
We invite abstracts for 6 slots of one hour presentations on the
topics specified below. We will come up for travel costs &
accomodation.

Dates: October 21st - October 23rd
Venue: University of Potsdam, New Palais Campus

Submission Deadline: September 1st
Abstracts are submitted by e-mail (in the body of the message, not as
an attachment) to gradednessyahoo.de

Notification: September 15th

Purpose of the Conference
The kind of grammar typically employed in theoretical linguistics is
not particularly suited to cope with a widespread property of
linguistic objects: gradedness. More often than not, speakers of the
same language do not agree in their judgements of certain linguistic
forms, and we are confronted with variation in production and
perception. This variation can not always be traced back to dialectal
differences (in their standard interpretation: regional variants) or
to sociolinguistic factors. Similarly, a speaker of a language may not
always be able to give a clear-cut categorical judgement of the
grammatical status of a linguistic object, and they may show variation
and uncertainty in the production and perception of these
items. Besides introducing labels such "?" and "??", generative
grammar has contributed little to a clarification of these issues.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers from
various fields, to promote the formulation of empirically grounded
theoretical models for variation and gradedness. In particular, the
following questions can be addressed by contributions to the
conference: More information can be found at:

http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/fg/gradedness.html
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Message 2: CFP: Intelligent Information Systems 2003

Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 18:22:16 +0200
From: Adam Przepiorkowski <adampipipan.waw.pl>
Subject: CFP: Intelligent Information Systems 2003


########################################################################
 CALL FOR PAPERS:

 INTELLIGENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 2003 - IIS'03
 New Trends in Intelligent Information Processing and Web Mining (IIPWM)

 Zakopane, Poland, June 2-5, 2003

 Conference Web page: http://iipwm.ipipan.waw.pl

########################################################################

Scope:
======
The conference will have special tracks on: 
- Artificial Immune Systems
- Search Engines 

The Conference's focus will also be on the following topics: 
- new computing paradigms, including, but not restricted to
 biologically motivated methods, quantum computing, DNA computing,
- advanced data analysis,
- new machine learning paradigms,
- reasoning technologies,
- natural language processing,
- novelty detection,
- new optimization technologies,
- applied data mining using statistical and non-standard approaches,
- technologies for very large data bases,
- uncertainty management.

[Note that Natural Language Processing / Human Language Technologies
are very much within the scope of this conference.]

Special tracks:
===============
Artificial Immune Systems: 
- ------------------------
Research on biologically motivated systems (genetic algorithms, neural
networks, ant colony algorithms) has been going on for many years
now. For a number of reasons the investigation of properties of immune
system of humans and animals fertilized recently a broad range of
research in creating artificial immune systems. The special track on
Artificial Immune Systems is intended for presentation of the progress
achieved in the area. Original contributions are welcome including but
not restricted to the following topics and applications:

- Simulation of natural immune systems
- Learning idiotype systems 
- Exploratory data analysis
- Clustering techniques based on immunological principles
- Immunological data compression 
- Immunological genetic algorithms 
- Discrete and continuous optimization in static and dynamic
	environments
- Anomaly detection and detection of intruders, new approaches to
	combating software viruses

Search Engines:
- -------------
Internet is a vast source of information. Unfortunately it is useless
unless we know where to find the piece of information we need. Search
Engines and related tools are intended to tell us where the
information is. Here we have to do with a non-trivial challenge for an
artificial intelligent system: it has to "understand" the relationship
between the intention of a natural language query formulated by a
truly intelligent human (the internaut) and the content of natural
language documents prepared by some other intelligent humans.

The special track on Search Engines is intended for presentation of
the progress achieved in the area. Original contributions are welcome
including but not restricted to the following topics:

- large scale search engines: design and implementation,
- personal search tools,
- intelligent spiders,
- on-line and off-line document clustering,
- static and dynamic document maps,
- intelligent navigation through hypertext document collections
- translation of documents,
- linguistic research on Web documents,
- technologies of extraction of information from text and non-text
	documents,
- text mining,
- web mining, 
- question answering versus document retrieval.

Publication:
============
Publication in the Springer Verlag Series on Advances in Soft
Computing is envisaged.

Important Dates:
================
15th October, 2002 - papers' submission deadline 
15th December, 2002 - acceptance/rejection decision due 
15th January, 2003 - submission of camera-ready papers 
2nd June, 2003 - the Conference starts

Paper Submission and Publication:
=================================
The working language of the conference is English. Only original,
unpublished papers in the aforementioned fields are invited. Authors
should submit an electronic version of full paper (up to eight pages;
source, ps and possibly pdf files) to the conference office:
iipwmipipan.waw.pl before October 15, 2002. The papers should be
organized in accordance with common scientific structure (abstract,
state of the art in the field, intention, used methodology, obtained
results and references). Papers will be refereed by an international
committee, and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit,
novelty and relevance to the conference topics. After notification of
acceptance, authors will be allowed to make a correction in accordance
with the suggestions of the reviewers and submit final camera-ready
papers.

The conference proceedings will be published in the Springer-Verlag
series "Advances in Soft Computing". Accepted papers must be presented
by author (s) personally to be published in the conference
proceedings.

Conference Chairs:
==================
Mieczyslaw A. Klopotek 
and
Slawomir T. Wierzchon

Institute of Computer Science, 
Polish Academy of Sciences


Programme Committee:
====================
Peter J. Bentley (University College London, UK)
Petr Berka (University of Economics, Czech Republic)
Dipankar Dasgupta (University of Memphis, USA)
Piotr Dembinski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Wlodzislaw Duch (Nicholas Copernicus University, Poland)
Floriana Esposito (University of Bari, Italy)
Ursula Gather (University of Dortmund, Germany)
Jerzy W. Grzymala-Busse (University of Kansas, USA)
Mohand-Said Hacid (Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France)
Mirsad Hadzikadic (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
Ray J. Hickey (University of Ulster, UK)
Olgierd Hryniewicz (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland) 
Janusz Kacprzyk (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Samuel Kaski (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
Willi Kloesgen (Frauenhofer Institute, Germany)
Jozef Korbicz (University of Zielona Gora, Poland)
Jacek Koronacki (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Witold Kosinski (Polish-Japanese Institute of Information
 Technologies, and Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland) 
Stan Matwin (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Maciej Michalewicz (NuTech Solutions Polska, Poland)
Zbigniew Michalewicz (NuTech Solutions, USA)
Ryszard Michalski (George Mason University, USA)
Fionn Murtagh (Queen's University Belfast, UK)
Zdzislaw Pawlak (Scientific Research Committee, Poland)
James F. Peters (University of Manitoba, Canada)
Adam Przepiorkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Zbigniew W. Ras (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
Jan Rauch (University of Economics, Czech Republic)
Henryk Rybinski (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
Andrzej Skowron (Warsaw University, Poland)
Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Roman Swiniarski (San Diego State University, USA)
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz (University of Mining and Metallurgy, Poland)
Jonathan Timmis (University of Kent, UK)
Antony Unwin (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Alicja Wakulicz-Deja (University of Silesia, Poland)
Jan Weglarz (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
Stefan Wegrzyn (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Krzysztof Zielinski (University of Mining and Metallurgy, Poland)
Djamel A. Zighed (Lumiere Lyon 2 University, France)
Jana Zvarova (EuroMISE Centre, Czech Republic)

Contact:
========
Conference Office: iipwmipipan.waw.pl
Institute of Computer Science, 
Polish Academy of Sciences
ul. Ordona 21
01-237 Warsaw, Poland
phone: ++48 22 8362841
fax: ++48 22 8376564
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