LINGUIST List 13.427

Sun Feb 17 2002

Calls: Computational Ling, Semitic Langs

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  1. Maumita Bhattacharya, I-KOMAT 2002 FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
  2. MIKE ROSNER, FINAL CFP: Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages


Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 21:50:48 +1100
From: Maumita Bhattacharya <>

Dear Colleague,

This is an invitation to I-KOMAT'2002: International Workshop on
Intelligent Knowledge Management Techniques (I-KOMAT'2002) to be held
in conjunction with: KES'2002 (Sixth International Conference on
Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems, 16, 17
& 18 September 2002, Podere d'Ombriano, Crema, Italy)

For detailed information, please visit our web site:


International Workshop on Intelligent Knowledge Management Techniques
(I-KOMAT' 2002) is a technical forum for exchanging current and future
research results /ideas involving Computational Intelligence for
identification, analysis and control of knowledge assets and
processes. The scope of I-KOMAT' 2002 covers both design and
application aspects of various Artificial Intelligence Techniques like
Artificial Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems, Evolutionary algorithms,
Hybrid systems, Agents, Support Vector Machine etc.

I-KOMAT' 2002 offers an Interdisciplinary Platform to all researchers,
developers and practitioners dealing with AI based modeling, ontology
and planning techniques supporting knowledge management.

Authors are invited to submit their original and unpublished work that
demonstrate current research in all areas of computational
intelligence including design of artificial neural networks, fuzzy
systems, evolutionary algorithms, hybrid systems, agents, and their
applications to knowledge management.

Topics of interest include but not limited to:

*Design and modeling aspects of the following Computational
 Intelligence Techniques and their applications to science, technology,
 commerce, social science and economics:

-Artificial Neural Networks and Probabilistic Reasoning
-Genetic Algorithms
-Evolution Strategies
-Genetic Programming
-Evolutionary Programming
-Learning Classifiers
-Fuzzy Systems including Fuzzy logic and possibility
theory, Fuzzy expert systems, Fuzzy system modeling
and simulation
-Hybrid Soft Computing Techniques like Neuro-Fuzzy,
fuzzy-GA, GA-Fuzzy etc.
-Intelligent Agents including Multi-Agents, Autonomous Agents
and Cooperative Agents
-Support Vector Machines
-Bayesian networks and probabilistic reasoning
-Rough sets
-Case-based Reasoning

*Data and Knowledge Representation: planning and description logics

*Data and knowledge visualization

*Knowledge acquisition

*Models and frameworks of Data Mining techniques

*Reasoning methods and technologies

*Knowledge and belief, belief revision and update, non-monotonic
formalisms, uncertainty

Paper Submission

Authors of contributed and invited papers are requested to submit,
before March 31, 2002, an article not exceeding five pages, of their
research presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least
one of the authors to register and present the paper. The conference
proceedings will be published worldwide by IOS Press, Amsterdam, the

Papers must correspond to the requirements detailed in IOS
Instructions for the Preparation of a Camera-Ready Manuscript. All
full papers are to be submitted in PDF, postscript or MS word version
electronically to:

Hard copies should be sent only if electronic submission is not
possible. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least two
independent referees of the international program committee of

Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for
publication in the KES Journal (International Journal of
Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems).

Important Dates
Submission deadline: March 31, 2002
Notification of acceptance: April 22, 2002
Camera-ready papers due: May 18, 2002


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Message 2: FINAL CFP: Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages

Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 16:44:37 +0100 (MET)
Subject: FINAL CFP: Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages

Workshop on Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages

University of Pennsylvania
Thursday 11 July, 2002

This workshop is a sequel to the workshop on Computational Approaches
to Semitic Languages that was held at COLING98 in Montreal. Since that
time, there have been various other workshops, but these have mostly
turned out to be either rather applications-oriented, or rather
language specific, or both. Whilst not neglecting applications, the
present workshop aims to attract submissions that contribute
significantly to theoretical insights concerning computational
frameworks underlying the processing of Semitic languages in
general. Morphology and/or phonology would seem to be promising areas
of investigation in this sense. An effort will also be made to
highlight submissions that concern a representative set of languages.

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): 

- Orthographic Representation 
- Morphological/Phonological Models 
- Speech Applications 
- Syntax, Parsing and Generation 
- Semantics 
- Acquisition of Language Resources 
- Corpora 
- Use of Machine Learning Techniques 
- Multilingual / Mixed Language Applications 
- Information Retrieval and Extraction 

Program Committee

 Michael Rosner, University of Malta, Malta (co-chair), 
 Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa, Israel (co-chair), 
 Ken Beesley, XRCE, France,
 Achraf Chalabi, SAKHR Software, Cairo, Egypt, 
 Yaacov Choueka, Bar Ilan University, Israel, 
 Anne De Roeck, Open University, UK, 
 Martha Evens, Illinois Institute of Technology, US, 
 Ray Fabri, University of Malta, Malta, 
 Salem Ghazali, IRSIT, Tunisia, 
 Alon Itai, The Technion, Haifa, Israel, 
 Steven Krauwer, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, 
 Mounira Loughraieb, University of Nancy 2, France, 
 Chadia Moghrabi, University of Moncton, 
 Mustafa Yaseen, Amman University, Jordan, 
 Remi Zajac, New Mexico State University, US, 
 Adnane Zribi, University of Tunis, Tunisia, 

Important dates

 February 24, 2002: Deadline for submissions 
 April 7, 2002: Notification of acceptance 
 May 1, 2002: Final version due 
 July 11, 2002: Workshop date 

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