LINGUIST List 13.32

Tue Jan 8 2002

Calls: Computational Ling, Pragmatics

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  1. Martin Frank, CFP: WWW-2002 Semantic Web Workshop
  2. Tom Van Hout, Bibliography of Pragmatics -- Call for Information

Message 1: CFP: WWW-2002 Semantic Web Workshop

Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 12:30:38 -0800 (PST)
From: Martin Frank <>
Subject: CFP: WWW-2002 Semantic Web Workshop

Call for Participation:
Semantic Web Workshop at the 2002 World-Wide Web Conference

The term "Semantic Web" denotes the next evolutionary step of the Web,
which establishes a layer of machine-understandable data for automated
agents, sophisticated search engines, and information integration and
interoperability services. The ultimate goal of the Semantic Web is to
allow machines to share and use knowledge worldwide in a scalable,
adaptable and extensible manner, without any central authority and
just a few basic rules.

The Semantic Web workshop at WWW-2002 will complement the Semantic Web
track at the main conference by providing a forum for active
discussion on the current achievements, pitfalls, and the future
research directions of the Semantic Web. Our goal is to provide a
forum for fruitful discussion sessions rather than a
mini-conference. We solicit papers, but at the workshop itself the
emphasis will be on sharing experiences with time for all participants
to contribute.

The workshop will be structured around group discussions designed to
help us achieve greater understanding of the following issues: What
are the recent successes in Artificial Intelligence, Databases,
Information Integration, and other Computer Science fields that are
relevant to the Semantic Web? What are the unique challenges of the
Semantic Web that do not allow us to apply that research directly? How
do we overcome these challenges? What are new areas of basic research
that the Semantic Web needs? What are possible killer applications for
the Semantic Web? How can we achieve the critical mass of ontologies,
annotated data, tools, and agents to make the Semantic Web as
ubiquitous as the regular Web is today?

Besides the papers about up-to-date progress of research, we solicit
reports from Semantic Web practitioners. We also encourage submissions
from researchers in established areas of Computer Science discussing
the possibilities and challenges of applying traditional techniques to
the Semantic Web, with its de-centralization and scale. Practitioners'
reports will give us the opportunity to discuss the gap between the
current practices and the visions. The challenge papers will help us
achieve a coherent picture of the Semantic Web to come.

Relevant workshop topics include but are not limited to:
* Language and Representation issues of the Semantic Web
 (e.g. RDF, OIL, DAML, Topic-Maps, RSS)
* Query languages for RDF
* Tools, systems and methodologies for engineering of, storing of and
 reasoning with RDF data
* Migrating existing information to be usable for RDF applications
* Trust in the Semantic Web
* Information integration and Mediation on the Web
* Semantic Web applications

Organizing Committee

Martin Frank, USC Information Sciences Institute, USA
Natasha Noy, Stanford University, USA
Steffen Staab, Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany

Program Committee

Sean Bechhofer, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Paul Buitelaar, DFKI, Germany
Fabio Ciravegna, U Sheffield, UK
Peter Crowther, Network Inference, UK
Monica Crub�zy, Stanford University, USA
Mike Dean, BBN, USA
Stefan Decker, Stanford University (DB), USA
Jerome Euzenat, INRIA, France
Dieter Fensel, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
Tim Finin, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, USA
Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK
Asun G�mez-P�rez, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
Jeff Heflin, Lehigh University, USA 
Martin Lacher, Technische Universit�t M�nchen, Germany
Fred Lochovsky, HKUST, Hong Kong 
Alexander Maedche, FZI, Germany
Brian McBride, HP Laboratories, UK
Sergey Melnik, Stanford University, USA
Enrico Motta, The Open University, UK
Louiqa Raschid, Univ. of Maryland, USA
Rudi Studer, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Katia Sycara, CMU, USA
Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool, UK
Mike Uschold, Boeing, USA

Submission procedure

We invite three types of submission: research papers, application
papers, and position statements. Research and application papers
should not exceed 12 pages (including bibliography). Position
statements should not exceed 3 pages and address some of the questions
in this announcement. Indicate the type of paper in large fonts on the
first page of your submission. We will accept only electronic
submissions in PDF format. To submit the paper, send the PDF file or
the URL where we can download it to

For additional information about the workshop, visit

For additional information about WWW-2002, visit

Important dates

Submission of papers: March 1st
Notification of acceptance: April 1st
Submission of camera-ready copy: April 15th
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Message 2: Bibliography of Pragmatics -- Call for Information

Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 15:10:07 +0100
From: Tom Van Hout <>
Subject: Bibliography of Pragmatics -- Call for Information

IPrA Research Center - Pragmatics Bibliography

Ever since the establishment of the International Pragmatics
Association, the IPrA Research Center has been developing projects to
help realize the Association's academic goals. In particular, there
are two major projects aimed at documenting developments in the field:

1. The Handbook of Pragmatics

2. The Pragmatics Bibliography

Being published in annual instalments, the Handbook (edited by Jef
Verschueren, Jan-Ola =D6stman & Chris Bulcaen, published by John
Benjamins Publishing Company) first appeared in 1995 and is available
on a subscription basis (at a discount rate for IPrA members).

The Bibliography project underwent some drastic changes since the
publication of A Comprehensive Bibliography of Pragmatics (Jan Nuyts &
Jef Verschueren) in 1987. The original 2197-page annotated
bibliography was already converted into an electronic format some ten
years ago. Rapid changes in the world of electronic publishing,
however, have meanwhile required a re-conversion and have led to a
renewed project, fully financed by John Benjamins Publishing Company,
that will make a substantially expanded and updated bibliography
available in electronic form as early as 2002, with annual or
semi-annual expansions and updates from then onwards.


In order to assure maximal coverage, we are developing an elaborate
network of information sources. One way in which you can help us at
this moment is the following:

If you are (in contact with) an editor or an active member of the
advisory board of a journal or book series that you think needs to be
screened on a regular basis for coverage in the bibliography, please
fill out the form below and (e-)mail it to the address below as soon
as possible. Note that there are no restrictions on the languages of

My name and address:

Journal / Book series:

Place of publication and publisher:

My function (if any):

Name and address of others related to the journal or book series
(please specify their relation):


Jef Verschueren & Tom Van Hout


Bibliography Project
IPrA Research Center
University of Antwerp (UIA-GER)
Universiteitsplein 1
B-2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
Tel.: +32 3 820 27 84
Fax: +32 3 820 27 62
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