LINGUIST List 13.551

Wed Feb 27 2002

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  1.>, ICONIP'02-SEAL'02-FSKD'02 Call For Papers
  2. Jean ROYAUTE, 5th INTEX Workshop : dealine extension

Message 1: ICONIP'02-SEAL'02-FSKD'02 Call For Papers

Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 13:34:57 +0800
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Subject: ICONIP'02-SEAL'02-FSKD'02 Call For Papers

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 9th International Conference on Neural Information Processing
 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning
 International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery
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 November 18 - 22, 2002, Orchid Country Club, Singapore

 Organized by:
 School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 Sponsored by:
 Asia-Pacific Neural Network Assembly
 SEAL & FSKD Steering Committees

 In Co-Operation with:
 IEEE Neural Network Society
 International Neural Network Society
 European Neural Network Society

 Supported by:
 Lee Foundation
 Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau


ICONIP'02, SEAL'02, and FSKD'02 will be jointly held in Orchid Country
Club, Singapore from November 18 to 22, 2002. The conferences will not
only feature the most up-to-date research results in neural
information processing, evolutionary computation, fuzzy systems, and
knowledge discovery, but also promote cross-fertilization over these
exciting and yet closely-related areas. Registration to any one of the
conferences will entitle a participant to the technical sessions and
the proceedings of all three conferences, as well as the conference
banquet, buffet lunches, and tours to two of the major attractions in
Singapore, i.e., Night Safari and Sentosa Resort Island. Many well-
known researchers will present keynote speeches, panel discussions,
invited lectures, and tutorials.

About Singapore
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Located at one of the most important crossroads of the world,
Singapore is truly a place where East and West come together. Here you
will find Chinese, Indian, and Malay communities living together,
their long established cultures forming a unique backdrop to a clean
and modern garden city. English is spoken everywhere and is the common
business language of all. Few places on earth promise such a delight
for the palate, with gourmet cuisine from over 30 countries. Exotic
resorts in neighboring countries are only a short bus/ferry ride away.

Orchid Country Club (OCC)
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The venue for this year's conferences is at one of Singapore's premier
country clubs, a 25-minute bus ride from the city. Away from the
hustle and bustle of downtown Singapore, the tranquil setting of the
resort is ideal for serious technical discussions with an
accommodating space and ambience for relaxation. Not to miss out on
the splendor of downtown Singapore, the organizer has also secured
good quality and affordable accommodation in the heart of the city
with pre-arranged transport to/from the OCC. For golf enthusiasts, OCC
is equipped with the largest computerized driving range in South East
Asia and boasts of a 27-hole golf course with facilities for night
golfing, ideal for relaxation after each day of technical
discussions. Visit the OCC website at

Night Safari and Sentosa Resort Island
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It is said that a visit to Singapore is not complete without making a
trip to two of the Republic's famous attractions. The only one of its
kind in the world, the Night Safari provides a setting for visitors to
experience what it is like to observe animals in their nocturnal
habitat. The island of Sentosa offers some unique attractions and a
visit there will also provide a glimpse and imagery of Singapore's
past and present. Visits to these two attractions will be included as
recreation for the joint conference. (Websites:,

Topics of Interest
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The joint conferences welcomes paper submissions from researchers,
practitioners, and students worldwide in but not limited to the
following areas.

 NATURAL NEURAL SYSTEMS - Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Neuro-
 physiology, Brain imaging, Learning and memory
 ARTIFICIAL NEURAL MODELS - Learning algorithms, Neural modeling and
 architectures, Neurodynamics
 COGNITIVE SCIENCE - Perception, emotion, and cognition, Selective
 attention, Vision and auditory models
 HARDWARD IMPLEMENTATION - Artificial retina & cochlear chips
 HYBRID SYSTEMS - Neuro-fuzzy systems, Evolutionary neural nets, etc
 APPLICATIONS - Bioinformatics, Finance, Manufacturing, etc.

 THEORY - Co-evolution, Coding methods, Collective behavior
 METHODOLOGY - Evolution strategies, Genetic algorithms, Genetic
 programming, Molecular and quantum computing, Evolvable
 hardware, Multi-objective optimization, Ant colony, Artificial
 EVOLUTIONARY LEARNING - Artificial life, Bayesian evolutionary
 HYBRID SYSTEMS - Evolutionary neuro-fuzzy systems, Soft computing
 APPLICATIONS - Scheduling, Operations research, Design, etc

 THEORY AND FOUNDATIONS - Fuzzy theory and models, Uncertainty
 management, Statistical & probabilistic data mining, Computing
 with words, Rough sets, Intelligent agents
 METHODS AND ALGORITHMS - Classification, Clustering, Information
 retrieval & fusion, Data warehousing & OLAP, Fuzzy hardware,
 Visualization, Decision trees, Data preprocessing
 HYBRID SYSTEMS - Evolutionary neuro-fuzzy systems, Soft computing
 APPLICATIONS - Control, Optimization, Natural language processing,
 Forecasting, Human-computer interaction, etc.

Special Sessions
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The conferences will feature special sessions on specialized topics to
encourage in-depth discussions. To propose a special session, email
the session title, name of the conference under which the special
session will be organized, contact information of the organizer(s),
and a short description on the theme and topics covered by the session
to Xin Yao, Special Sessions Chair (, with a copy
to Lipo Wang, General Chair (Cc:

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The conferences will offer product vendors a sponsorship package
and/or an opportunity to interact with conference participants.
Product demonstration and exhibition can also be arranged. For more
information, please visit the conference website or contact Tong Seng
Quah, Sponsorship/Exhibition Chair (, with a copy
to Lipo Wang, General Chair (Cc:

Keynote Speakers
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Shun-ichi Amari, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
David Fogel, Natural Selection, Inc., USA
Mitsuo Kawato, ATR, Japan
Xin Yao, The University of Birmingham, UK
Lotfi A. Zadeh, University of California, USA

Registration Fee
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The registration fee for regular participants before August 15, 2002
is S$680 (approximately US$370 as at February 6, 2002), which includes
the proceedings, lunches, banquet, and tours.

Submission of Papers
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Authors are invited to submit electronic files (postscript, pdf or
Word format) through the conference home page. Papers should be
double-column and use 10 pt Times Roman or similar fonts. The final
version of a paper should not exceed 5 pages in length. A selected
number of accepted papers will be expanded and revised for possible
inclusion in edited books and peer-reviewed journals, such as "Soft
Computing" and "Knowledge and Information Systems: An International
Journal" by Springer-Verlag.

Important Dates
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	Paper/Summary Deadline : April 30, 2002
	Notification of Acceptance : July 15, 2002
	Final Paper/ Registration : August 15, 2002

Honorary Conference Chairs
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	Shun-ichi Amari, Japan
	Hans-Paul Schwefel, Germany
	Lotfi A. Zadeh, USA

International Advisory Board
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	Sung-Yang Bang, Korea
	Meng Hwa Er, Singapore
	David B. Fogel, USA
	Toshio Fukuda, Japan
	A. Galushkin, Russia
	Tom Gedeon, Australia
	Zhenya He, China
	Mo Jamshidi, USA
	Nikola Kasabov, New Zealand
	Sun-Yuan Kung, USA
	Tong Heng Lee, Singapore
	Erkki Oja, Finland
	Nikhil R. Pal, India
	Enrique H. Ruspini,USA
	Harcharan Singh, Singapore
	Ah Chung Tsoi, Australia
	Shiro Usui, Toyohashi, Japan
	Lei Xu, China
	Benjamin W. Wah, USA
	Donald C. Wunsch II, USA
	Xindong Wu, USA
	Youshou Wu, China
	Yixin Zhong, China
	Jacek M. Zurada, USA

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	Alex C. Kot, Singapore

General Chair
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	Lipo Wang, Singapore

Program Co-Chairs
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		Kunihiko Fukushima, Japan
		Soo-Young Lee, Korea
		Jagath C. Rajapakse, Singapore
		Takeshi Furuhashi, Japan
		Jong-Hwan Kim, Korea
		Kay Chen Tan, Singapore
		Saman Halgamuge, Australia
	Special Sessions:
		Xin Yao, UK

Finance Chair
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	Charoensak Charayaphan, Singapore

Local Arrangement Chair
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	Meng Hiot Lim, Singapore

Proceedings Chair
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	Farook Sattar, Singapore

Publicity Chair
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	Chunru Wan, Singapore

Sponsorship/Exhibition Chair
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	Tong Seng Quah, Singapore

Tutorial Chair
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	P. N. Suganthan, Singapore

For More Information
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Please visit the conference home page or contact:
	Lipo Wang, ICONIP'02-SEAL'02-FSKD'02 General Chair
	School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
	Nanyang Technological University
	Block S2, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798
	Phone: +65 6790 6372

Conference Secretariat
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	ICONIP'02-SEAL'02-FSKD'02 Secretariat
	Conference Management Center/CCE, NTU
	Administration Annex Building #04-06
	42 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639815
	Fax: +65 6793 0997

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Message 2: 5th INTEX Workshop : dealine extension

Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 16:10:12 +0100
From: Jean ROYAUTE <>
Subject: 5th INTEX Workshop : dealine extension

 5th INTEX Workshop
 Marseille, 2-3 mai 2002

 Deadline extension

The fifth INTEX workshop will take place in Marseille on May 2 and 3,

INTEX is a linguistic development environment which parses texts of
large corpora. It includes large-coverage linguistic resources and
tools to create and maintain them. These resources are in the form of
electronic dictionaries, graph libraries and databases of
morphological and syntactic lexicon-grammars.

This platform is compatible with linguistic resources of the DELA
system, the initial form of electronic dictionaries of the LADL
laboratory. These dictionaries are lexical databases that provide for
each item morphological, syntactic and semantic information. The user
can exploit his own resources, French dictionaires which have been
developed at the LADL and within the European RELEX network,
compatible linguistic resources (i.e. that use the same format) which
have been built for several languages: Bulgarian, English, French,
German, Greek, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak,
Spanish. New studies have been started for Slovak.

One interesting characteristic of INTEX is that the system is "open":
users can add their own resources and use the INTEX programs to build
new applications. INTEX is used in over 80 research centers as a
linguistic platform, an information retrieval system, to teach second
languages, as a terminological extractor, as well as to teach
computational linguistics to students.

As in the previous workshops, (June 1996, 1999, 2000 and 2001), this
meeting will be the oportunity for INTEX users to meet and to exchange
their experience of development, research or teaching. It will also
be the occasion to present the new functionalities of INTEX in recent

For new users or researchers working with other systems, this meeting
offers the possibility of discovering a diversified panel of INTEX
application fields. In addition to oral presentations concerning
research or current developments, tutorials will allow to experiment
the software.

Please send before March 1st 2002 a one-page abstract to Jean Royaute,
Paul Sabatier or Max Silberztein, if possible by email. The abstract,
in French or English, should contain the title of the article, name,
author affiliations, surface mail and electronic address of each

After the conference, authors will be invited to send a definitive
version of their papers for publishing. Proceedings will be available
and downloadable on the LIM web pages and the INTEX site. This
electronic publication will also collect papers of INTEX-2001.

Franz Guenthner (CIS, Ludwig Maximilians Universitat, Munich)
Fidelia Ibekwe-Sanjuan (ERSICO, Universite Lyon 3, Lyon)
Thierry Poibeau (THALES, Orsay)
Jean Royaute (LIM, CNRS, Marseille)
Paul Sabatier (LIM, CNRS, Marseille)
Max Silberztein (IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre, New-York)
Pierre Zweigenbaum (DIAM, AP-HP, Paris)

- Deadline extension : March 15, 2002
- Notification date: April 12, 2002
- Camera ready date (in French or English) : June 17, 2002

Workshop organization:
Paul Sabatier and Jean Royaute

Jean Royaute,
<>, Phone: +33 (0) 4 91 82 91 95

Paul Sabatier,
<>, Phone : +33 (0) 4 91 82 93 12

Laboratoire d'Informatique de Marseille (LIM) CASE 901, 
163 Avenue de Luminy F-13288 Marseille Cedex 9 +33 (0) 4 91 82 90
70 (Secretariat) Fax. +33 (0) 4 91 82 92 75 and

Max Silberztein, <>
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
30 Sawmill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532, USA
Fax. 1 (914) 784-6307
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