LINGUIST List 13.22

Mon Jan 7 2002

Calls: Mining Digital Resources,Computational Ling

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  1. Maysa and Malcolm Hayward, MLA Call
  2. Yannick Pri�, ECAI and PAIS 2002 last CFP - STAIRS 2002 CFP

Message 1: MLA Call

Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2002 17:04:13 -0500
From: Maysa and Malcolm Hayward <mysaadelphia.net>
Subject: MLA Call

Call for Papers: 2002 MLA. "Mining Digital Resources: Sites, Tools,
Results"

The MLA's Discussion Group for Computer Studies in Language and
Literature has issued its Call for Papers for the December 2002
Conference in New York. The session is titled "Mining Digital
Resources: Sites, Tools, Results." We seek papers describing exemplary
projects and studies that use computer resources. Of special interest
are papers that include evaluations of resources. What works well? Are
there new uses for old tools? Are there new tools that should be
essential for the "scholar's workstation." Proposals for papers
(electronic format only) should be sent by March 1 to Malcolm Hayward,
mhaywardiup.edu. According to MLA requirements, "All session
participants must be members in good standing by 1 April 2002 to be
listed in the Program issue of PMLA."
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Message 2: ECAI and PAIS 2002 last CFP - STAIRS 2002 CFP

Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 18:24:55 +0100
From: Yannick Pri� <ypriebat710.univ-lyon1.fr>
Subject: ECAI and PAIS 2002 last CFP - STAIRS 2002 CFP

ECAI 2002: 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
 *** Submission deadline: January 18, 2002 ***

PAIS 2002: Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems
 *** Submission deadline: January 18, 2002 ***

STAIRS 2002: First European Starting AI Researcher Symposium
 *** Submission deadline: March 1, 2002 ***

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** 15th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (ECAI-2002) **
***********************************************************************

The ECAI 2002 Programme Committee invites submission of papers for
the Technical Programme of the 15th biennial European Conference
on Artificial Intelligence.

- ----------------------------------------------------------
 IMPORTANT DATES
- ----------------------------------------------------------
 18 Jan 2002 Deadline for paper summaries
 22 Jan 2002 Deadline for papers
 22 April 2002 Notification of acceptance
 10 May 2002 Camera-ready copies of papers
 24-26 July 2002 Technical programme at ECAI 2002
- ----------------------------------------------------------

Submissions are invited on substantial, original and previously
unpublished research in all fields of Artificial Intelligence,
including, but not limited to:

Abduction Knowledge Representation
AI Abduction and Creativity Logic Programming
AI Architectures Machine Learning
Art and Music Machine Translation
Automated Reasoning Meta-Heuristics for AI
Autonomous Agents Model-Based Reasoning
Bayesian Learning Multi-Agent Systems
Belief Revision Natural Language Processing
Case-Based Reasoning Neural Networks
Causal Reasoning Nonmonotonic Reasoning
Cognitive Modelling Ontologies
Cognitive Robotics Perception
Common-Sense Reasoning Philosophical Foundations
Computer-Aided Learning Planning
Conceptual Graphs Probabilistic Reasoning
Configuration Qualitative Reasoning
Constraint Programming Real-Time Systems
Constraint Satisfaction Reasoning about Actions and Change
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Reasoning under Uncertainty
Decision Theory Reinforcement Learning
Deduction Resource-Bounded Reasoning
Description Logics Reuse of Knowledge
Design Robotics
Diagnosis Satisfiability Testing
Discourse Modelling Scheduling
Distributed AI Search
Game Playing Spatial Reasoning
Genetic Algorithms Speech Processing
Geometric Reasoning Temporal Reasoning
Inductive Logic Programming Text Mining
Information Extraction Theorem Proving
Information Retrieval User Modelling
Intelligent User Interfaces Verification and Validation
Knowledge Acquisition Vision
Knowledge-Based Systems


Formatting guidelines

It is highly recommended to submit papers using the final camera-
ready formatting style, except that author names should be omitted,
and replaced by the tracking number. Submissions must not exceed
five pages in camera-ready format. Submissions of unformatted
papers are limited to 6000 words including footnotes, figure
captions, tables, appendices, and bibliography. Each half-page
of figures will be counted as 600 words. (Please note that for some
papers five camera-ready pages may be considerably less than 6000
words in practice.) Overlengthy submissions will be rejected
without review. Authors submitting unformatted papers must include
a word count on their paper.

Guidelines on the format of submissions are available on the
ECAI 2002 Style Guide page
(http://ecai2002.univ-lyon1.fr/cfp/style.html).
Latex style files to support formatting of submissions are also
available (http://ecai2002.univ-lyon1.fr/cfp/latex).

Final versions of accepted papers will be required to conform
strictly to the formatting requirements specified in the ECAI 2002
Style Guide. Each accepted paper will be allocated five pages in
the proceedings.

Submission procedure

Submission is a two-stage process. Authors are asked to submit a
brief summary of their paper by 18 January 2002, followed by their
full paper before 22 January 2002 (23:59 CET). The strongly
preferred submission method for summaries is to use the web-based
summary submission form
(http://ecai2002.univ-lyon1.fr/ecai/summary_submission.html).
Submitted summaries will be assigned a unique tracking number that
should be marked on the full paper submission. Authors without access
to the web should send a summary including the title, authors,
contact address and abstract of the paper (maximum 200 words), plus
keywords drawn from this list (plus other key-words if appropriate)
to the ECAI 2002 Programme Chair (by email or postal mail).
The summary information and the tracking number should also be
included with the paper itself, on a separate sheet of paper.
Authors not able to use the web-based submission form may omit the
tracking number.

The strongly preferred submission method for full papers is
electronically, by email to: ecai2002-submissioncs.vu.nl Only
PDF files will be accepted. A free service to convert a number of
widely used file formats to PDF is available at
http://createpdf.adobe.com/ (the first three uses of this service
are for free). Submissions in hardcopy may also be made if electronic
submission is prob-lematic for the authors. In that case, six
copies of the paper (each including the summary sheet) should be
sent by postal mail or courier service to the ECAI 2002 Programme
Chair, Frank van Harmelen, at the address below. The deadline for
receipt of papers is 22 January 2002 (23:59 CET) for both electronic
and hardcopy submissions.

Papers received after this date will not be reviewed. Notification
of receipt of full papers will be mailed to the corresponding author
soon after receipt.

- ----------------------------------------------------------
 ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSION
- ----------------------------------------------------------
 Frank van Harmelen, ECAI 2002 Programme Chair
 Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit
 De Boelelaan 1081a, 1081HV Amsterdam
 The Netherlands

 Summary form:
 http://ecai2002.univ-lyon1.fr/ecai/summary_submission.html
 Email submission: ecai2002-submissioncs.vu.nl
 Email correspondence: ecai2002cs.vu.nl
 Tel: +31-20-444 7700
 Fax: +31-84-872 2806
- ----------------------------------------------------------

Anonymous reviewing process

ECAI 2002 will operate an anonymous reviewing process. Reviewing
for ECAI 2002 will be blind to the identities of the authors and
their institutions. To allow for blind reviewing replace the authors
line in your submission by the unique tracking number assigned by
the submission of the summary form (or leave it empty in case you
are not able to use the web-based summary submission form). Please
avoid identifying self-references. Replace phrases like "We have
shown in [n]" by "In [n] it has been shown ...".

Multiple submissions policy

ECAI 2002 will not accept any paper which at the time of submission
is under review for, or has already been published or accepted for
publication in a journal or another conference. Authors are also
expected not to submit their papers elsewhere during the review
period. These restrictions only apply to journals and conferences
and not to workshops or similar specialised meetings with limited
audiences. The title page should include a statement that "this
paper is not under review or accepted for publication in another
conference or journal".

The review process

All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by the
ECAI 2002 Programme Committee under the chairmanship of the ECAI 2002
Programme Committee Chair. The ECAI 2002 Programme Committee Chair
has final authority over the review process and all decisions
relating to acceptance of papers. Review criteria include originality
of ideas, technical soundness, significance of results, and quality
of presentation. Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted
papers will be mailed to the corresponding author by 22 April 2002.

Awards

The best paper of the conference, as selected by the ECAI 2002
Programme Committee, will receive a prize sponsored by Elsevier
Science. The authors will also be invited to publish a longer
version of the paper in the Artificial Intelligence journal. The
authors of the 10 next best papers will all be invited to submit
a long version of their paper to a special fast-review track of
the Artificial Intelligence journal.

Conference proceedings

The conference proceedings will be published and distributed by
IOS Press on paper and as a CD-ROM. The authors will be responsible
for producing camera-ready copies of papers, conforming to the
ECAI 2002 formatting guidelines, for inclusion in the proceedings.
The deadline for receipt of the camera-ready copy is 10 May 2002.
Note that at least one author of each accepted paper is required
to attend the conference to present the paper.

Support for Central and Eastern Europe

ECAI 2002 is dedicated to supporting AI research in Central and
Eastern Europe. A travel grant to attend the conference will be
given to one author of each accepted paper from Central or Eastern
Europe. Also, authors from Central and Eastern Europe are offered
the possibility of pre-reviewing. They can submit their paper
anytime after 1 October 2002 to the ECAI 2002 Central and Eastern
Europe Chair at the address below. The paper will then be assigned
to a pre-reviewer, who may yield useful suggestions for the authors.
The pre-reviewing is aimed at supporting authors from Central and
Eastern Europe, and is no guarantee of acceptance of the final paper.

- ----------------------------------------------------------
 ADDRESS FOR PRE-REVIEWING
- ----------------------------------------------------------
 Michael Beetz
 Department of Computer Science IX
 Technical University Munich
 Orleansstr. 34 81667 Munich Germany
 Tel: +49 (89) 48095-129
 Fax: +49 (89) 48095-120 (-203)
 Email: beetzmin.tum.de

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***********************************************************************
** PRESTIGIOUS APPLICATIONS OF INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS (PAIS-2002) **
***********************************************************************

ECAI 2002 is pleased to announce its "Prestigious Applications of
Intelligent Systems" (PAIS-2002) sub-conference. The PAIS-2002
Programme Committee invites authors to submit application papers.

- ----------------------------------------------------------
 IMPORTANT DATES
- ----------------------------------------------------------
 18 Jan 2002 Deadline for PAIS papers summaries
 22 Jan 2002 Deadline for papers
 22 Apr 2002 Notification of acceptance
 10 May 2002 Camera-ready copies of papers
 24-26 July 2002 PAIS-2002, Lyon
- ----------------------------------------------------------

This event, associated with ECAI 2002 is created to specifically
highlight significant successful applications of intelligent system
technology. The purpose of the event is to provide a forum for
industry practitioners to learn about the power and applicability
of selected intelligent system techniques and share experience on
the applicability, development and deployment of intelligent
systems in industry. This will be the largest showcase in Europe
of real applications using intelligent system technology and the
ideal place to meet with those working to make successful intelligent
system based applications.

The Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems event will
present papers describing successful applications of intelligent
systems. Although associated with ECAI, it has a separate review
process conducted by experts in the application of intelligent
system technologies. Papers are selected to highlight critical
areas of success (and failure) and to present the benefits and
lessons of value to other developers. Submitted papers should make
these points clear. Accepted papers will be published in a special
section of the ECAI 2002 proceedings.

- ----------------------------------------------------------
 PAIS CHAIR
- ----------------------------------------------------------
 Boi Faltings
 Laboratoire d'Intelligence Artificielle (LIA)
 D�partement Informatique (DI)
 Ecole Polytechnique F�d�rale de Lausanne (EPFL)
 Ecublens 1015 Lausanne Switzerland

 Email : faltingslia.di.epfl.ch
 Tel: +41 21 693-2735
 Fax: +41 21 693-5225
- ----------------------------------------------------------

Paper submissions to PAIS 2002 will follow exactly the same format
and procedure as ECAI 2002. Papers must respect the formatting
and length restrictions given on page 5, but additionally should be
clearly marked as a submission to PAIS on the first page. Submissions
should be made electronically or in hardcopy to the same addresses
and by the same deadlines as papers submitted to the regular
conference. Do not submit papers directly to the PAIS programme
committee. For full details, see: http://ecai2002.univ-lyon1.fr/

- --

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** FIRST EUROPEAN STARTING AI RESEARCHER SYMPOSIUM (STAIRS-2002) **
***********************************************************************

Affiliated to ECAI'2002, Lyon, July 22-23, 2002

AIMS AND SCOPE

STAIRS'2002 is the first European Starting AI Researcher
Symposium, an international meeting aimed at AI researchers, from
all countries, at the beginning of their career: PhD students or
people holding a PhD for less than one year. It offers them:
 1.a first experience on submitting and presenting a paper in an
international forum with a broad scope and thorough selection
process;
 2.the opportunity to gather knowledge and exchange ideas related
to their research problems and approaches, and to attend ECAI at a
reduced cost;
 3.information on European research careers and mobility.

STAIRS'2002 will be held in Lyon, in the period immediately
preceeding ECAI'2002.

WEB PAGE

Additional information about STAIRS'2002 will be found on the
symposium web pages: http://stairs2002.univ-lyon1.fr/

IMPORTANT DATES

 Title and abstract due to the PC co-chairs March 1, 2002
 Paper submission deadline March 6, 2002
 Notification of acceptance sent to authors April 19, 2002
 Camera-ready copies due to the PC co-chairs May 6, 2002
 Symposium venue July 22-23, 2002

TOPICS

Submissions are invited on substantial, original, and previously
unpublished research in all fields of Artificial Intelligence,
including, but not limited to:

Adaptive Sytems
Automated Reasoning
Autonomous Agents
Case-Based Reasoning
Causal and Probabilistic Reasoning
Cognitive Science in AI
Constraints
Data Mining and Information Retrieval
Description Logics and Conceptual Graphs
Diagnosis and Abduction
Distributed AI
Genetic Algorithms and Soft Computing
Intelligent User Interfaces
Intelligent Web Applications
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
Logic Programming
Machine Learning
Model-based and Qualitative reasoning
Multi-Agent Systems
Natural Language Processing and Speech Recognition
Neural Networks
Nonmonotonic Reasoning
Ontology
Planning and Scheduling
Real-time AI and Control
Reasoning about Actions and Change
Robotics
Search
Spatial and Temporal Reasoning
Uncertainty in AI
Vision

Additionally, we welcome contributions addressing practical results
and lessons learned from the integration of artificial intelligence
techniques into industrial applications, either completed or in
progress. Such papers should be clearly identified as "Application
paper" and will be treated separately by the Program Committee.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submission is a two-stage process. Authors are first asked to submit
a summary of their research paper by March 1st, 2002, by sending it
to stairsdis.uniroma1.it, including the title, the names of all
authors with full affiliations and email addresses, the contact
author, and an abstract of the paper (maximum 200 words), plus
keywords drawn from the above list of topics (plus other keywords
if appropriate). Please do not forget to add "Application paper"
when relevant.

The full paper should be sent electronically to the same address
by March 6th, 2002, in either PostScript or PDF format (the latter
being highly preferred). Free services to convert a number of
widely used file formats to PDF are available at
http://createpdf.adobe.com/ and at
http://wheel.compose.cs.cmu.edu:8001/cgi-bin/browse. If electronic
submission is problematic, please contact both PC co-chairs by
February 15 (addresses are below).

It is highly recommended to submit papers using the final
camera-ready formatting style (including authors and affiliations
on the first page). Submissions must not exceed six pages in
camera-ready format, or 10 pages in plain article format (such as
the Springer LNCS format). Overlength submissions will be rejected
without review. Guidelines on the format of submissions and style
files will be available on the STAIRS'02 webpage
http://stairs2002.univ-lyon1.fr/ The final version of accepted papers
will be required to conform strictly to these guidelines, and will
be allocated six pages in the proceedings.

Papers received after March 6th 2002 (23:59 CET) will not be
reviewed. Notification of receipt of full papers will be emailed
to the corresponding author soon after receipt.

REVIEW PROCESS

Papers should address significant research works undertaken by the
authors. At least one of the authors must be a PhD student, or a
person holding a PhD for less than a year. Preference will be given
to papers whose authors are all in such condition.

All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by the
STAIRS'2002 Program Committee. Each paper will be assigned at least
two reviewers. Review criteria include originality of ideas, technical
soundness, significance of results, and quality of presentation.

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will
be emailed to the corresponding author by April 19, 2002.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

The conference proceedings will be published and distributed by
IOS Press. The authors will be responsible for producing camera-ready
copies of papers, conforming to the STAIRS'2002 formatting
guidelines, for inclusion in the proceedings. The deadline for
receipt of the camera-ready copy is May 6, 2002.

For each accepted paper, at least one author, and most preferably
one of the beginner researchers involved in the work, is required
to attend the conference to present the paper.

AWARDS

At least one best paper of the conference will be selected by the
STAIRS'2002 Program Committee, and announced during the Gala Dinner
on the evening of July the 22nd. The authors of this paper, as well
as those of other papers selected by the Program Committee, will be
invited to submit a longer version for a fast review process for
publication in the AI Com journal.


PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

TThierry Vidal
ENIT Tarbes,
47, avenue d'Azereix - BP 1629
F-65016 Tarbes cedex, France
Tel: +33-5-62442762
Email: thierryenit.fr

Paolo Liberatore
Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica,
University of Roma La Sapienza,
Via Salaria 113, I-00198, Roma, Italy
Tel: +39-0649918488
Email: liberatodis.uniroma1.it

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

The PC consists of 39 junior established researchers, most of them
having completed their PhD in the past decade, and either European
or working in a European research team.

Liliana Ardissono, University of Turin, Italy
Carlos Areces, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Alessandro Artale, UMIST University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Bernhard Beckert, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Gianluca Bontempi, Interuniversitair Micro-Elektronica Centrum, Belgium
Jean-C�dric Chappelier, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne,
Switzerland
George Coghill, University of Wales, UK
Silvia Coradeschi, �rebro University, Sweden
Carlos Dam�sio, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Khalid Daoudi, INRIA Lorraine, France
Nadja De Carolis, University of Bari, Italy
Alvaro del Val, Universidad Aut�noma de Madrid, Spain
Luc de Raedt, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany
Yannis Dimopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Alexis Drogoul, University Paris 6, France
Florence Dupin de Saint-Cyr, Universit� d'Angers, France
Dieter Fox, University of Washington, USA
Jose Manuel Gutierrez, University of Cantabria, Spain
Ivana Kruijff-Korbayov�, Universit�t des Saarlandes, Germany
Patrick Lambrix, Link�pings universitet, Sweden
Vincenzo Lombardo, Universit� del Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro", Italy
Vittorio Maniezzo, Universit� di Bologna, Italy
Dunja Mladenic, Josez Stefan Institute Ljubljana, Slovenia
Abdel-Illah Mouaddib, University of Caen, France
Bart Netten, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Barry O'Sullivan, University College Cork, Ireland
Chris Reed, University of Dundee, UK
Jochen Renz, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Jussi Rintanen, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany
Florence Sellini, Airbus, UK
Barry Smyth, University College Dublin, Ireland
Steffen Staab, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Csaba Szepesv�ri, Mindmaker Ltd, Hungary
Hans Tompits, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Ioannis Tsamardinos, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Sofie Verbaeten, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Rob Vingerhoeds, Siemens, Toulouse, France
Llu�s Vila, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Pinar �zturk, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology Throndheim, Norway

ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE

Nathalie Guin-Duclosson
Laboratoire d'Ing�nierie des Syst�mes d'Information (LISI)
Universit� Claude Bernard - Lyon 1
Nautibus (B�timent 710), 8 Boulevard Niels Bohr
Domaine scientifique de la Doua, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
Email : stairs2002bat710.univ-lyon1.fr

with Olivier Aubert, Pierre-Antoine Champin, St�phanie Jean-Daubias,
 Serge Fenet, Sandra Nogry, Simone Pimont, Arnaud Stuber,
 Olivier Teytaud





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