LINGUIST List 13.428

Sun Feb 17 2002

Calls: Computational Ling, Comparative Ling

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  1. Sandra Nogry, CFP : STAIRS + Information about ECAI/STAIRS grants
  2. Cordula Neis, Call for papers

Message 1: CFP : STAIRS + Information about ECAI/STAIRS grants

Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 17:59:30 +0100
From: Sandra Nogry <>
Subject: CFP : STAIRS + Information about ECAI/STAIRS grants

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

Note that travel grants for participation to ECAI/STAIRS conference
are avalaible :

"An ECAI Travel Award Scheme has been established to support students,
young researchers and faculty who are members of an ECAI affiliated
society participating in ACAI and ECAI. The awards, valued at 400
Euros each, are for reimbursement of travel and part payment of
registration fees..."

Please check for eligibility rules
and application procedure.


Sandra Nogry


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


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


 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


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unpublished research in all fields of Artificial Intelligence,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

Adaptive Systems
Automated Reasoning
Autonomous Agents
Case-Based Reasoning
Causal and Probabilistic Reasoning
Cognitive Science in AI
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
Non monotonic Reasoning
Planning and Scheduling
Real-time AI and Control
Reasoning about Actions and Change
Spatial and Temporal Reasoning
Uncertainty in AI

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 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, 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 and
 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 ten pages in camera-ready format,
following their instructions given in files available on the web site.
Over length submissions will be rejected without review. The final
version of accepted papers will be required to conform strictly to
these guidelines, and will be allocated ten 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.


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.


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.


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.


Thierry Vidal
ENIT Tarbes,

47, avenue d'Azereix - BP 1629
F-65016 Tarbes cedex, France
Tel: +33-5-62442762

Paolo Liberatore
Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica,

University of Roma La Sapienza,
Via Salaria 113, I-00198, Roma, Italy
Tel: +39-0649918488


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,
Jean-C�dric Chappelier, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in
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",
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,


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 :

with Olivier Aubert, Pierre-Antoine Champin, St�phanie Jean-Daubias,
Serge Fenet, Sandra Nogry, Simone Pimont, Arnaud Stuber, Olivier
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Message 2: Call for papers

Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 18:19:30 +0100
From: Cordula Neis <>
Subject: Call for papers

Frankoromanistentag Aachen, 26-29 september 2002

Title of the section: Die "innovations lexicales" in der
franzsischen Renaissance / Lexical novelties in French Renaissance

The section is organized by Dr. Uwe Dietzel and Cordula Neis (both
from the University of Potsdam).


Comparing the chronology of Renaissance periods in the different
Romance countries, you will realize that France in this respect did
not have a leading role: Italy e.g. had already to a large extent
completed the spiritual revival of antique traditions before this
process even began in France. This becomes obvious when we consider
the development of literature and the tendencies to introduce a
vernacular language besides Latin and to establish as "worthy of being
used in literature". From a linguistic point of view it would be
interesting to find out, on the one hand, whether, during this period,
antique classical vocabulary (above all Latinisms and Graecisms) was
directly taken over into the French language or whether it was
adapted; on the other hand it would be interesting to explore to what
extent the Renaissance in other Romance countries (above all Italy
again) has left its traces in the vocabulary of French. The section
proposed is to offer a platform to primarily lexicological papers as
well as to papers dealing with comparative aspects of linguistics and
those concentrating on linguistic history.

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