LINGUIST List 13.631

Thu Mar 7 2002

Calls: Computational Ling, Applied Ling

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  1. Paolo Petta, Call for Papers: ESAW'02
  2. Shelley Taylor, Call for papers

Message 1: Call for Papers: ESAW'02

Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 19:19:53 +0100 (MET)
From: Paolo Petta <paolooefai.at>
Subject: Call for Papers: ESAW'02


			 E S A W ' 0 2

		 Third International Workshop

	 "Engineering Societies in the Agents World"

			16-17 September 2002,
	 Unversidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain (EU)

 Organisers: Paolo Petta, Robert Tolksdorf, Franco Zambonelli

		 Local Chair: Sascha Ossowski


		 Submission deadline: 10 June, 2002

	<URL: http://www.ai.univie.ac.at/~paolo/conf/ESAW02/>;

			 Co-located with the
6th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents (CIA2002)


* Aims & Scope
* Topics of Interest...
* Submission Format
* Deadlines and Dates
* Workshop Organisation
* Acknowledgments


AIMS & SCOPE

The characteristics of software systems are undergoing dramatic
changes. We are moving rapidly into the age of ubiquitous information
services. Persistent computing systems are being embedded in everyday
objects. They interact in an autonomous way with each other to provide
us with increasingly complex services and functionalities that we can
access at any time from anywhere. As a consequence, not only do the
numbers of components of software systems increase; there is also a
strong qualitative impact. Software systems are increasingly made up
of autonomous, proactive, networked components. These interact with
each other in patterns and via mechanisms that can hardly be modeled
in terms of classical models of interaction or service-oriented
coordination. To some extent, future software systems will exhibit
characteristics making them more resemblant of natural systems and
societies than of mechanical systems and software architectures.

This situation poses exciting challenges to computer scientists and
software engineers. Already, software agents and multi-agent systems
are recognised as both useful abstractions and effective technologies
for the modeling and building of complex distributed applications.
However, little is done with regard to effective and methodic
development of complex software systems in terms of multi-agent
societies. An urgent need exists for novel approaches to software
modeling and software engineering that enable the successful
deployment of software systems made up of a massive number of
autonomous components, and that allow to control and predict their
behaviour. It is very likely that such innovations will exploit
lessons from a variety of different scientific disciplines, such as
sociology, economics, organisation science, modern thermodynamics, and
biology.

The sequel to successful editions in 2000 and 2001, ESAW'02 remains
committed to the use of the notion of multi- agent systems as seed for
animated, constructive, and highly inter-disciplinary discussions
about technologies, methodologies, and tools for the engineering of
complex distributed applications. While the workshop places an
emphasis on practical engineering issues, it also welcomes
theoretical, philosophical, and empirical contributions, provided that
they clearly document their connection to the core applied issues.


TOPICS OF INTEREST...
...therefore include (but are not limited to):

* analysis, design, development and verification of agent societies 
* very large-scale multi-agent systems 
* models of complex distributed systems with agents and societies 
* coordination models & technologies for engineering of agent societies 
* interaction-coordination patterns in agent societies 
* inter-disciplinary approaches to engineering of agent societies 
* engineering of social intelligence in multi-agent systems 
* indirect programming of multi-agent systems 
* centralised vs. decentralised social control 
* self-organisation in agent societies 
* security and trust in agent societies 
* middleware infrastructures for agent societies 
* studies of information ecosystems 
* applications of analyses of entangled behaviour and bizarre systems 
* experiences in building and maintaining large agent societies 
* insightful analyses of negative results 


SUBMISSION FORMAT

Contributions should not exceed 12 pages and should be formatted
according to the LNCS/LNAI style guide
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).

Only electronic submission is allowed. Please see the ESAW'02 webpages
(http://www.ai.univie.ac.at/~paolo/conf/ESAW02/) for further
information.


DEADLINES and DATES

 Paper submission deadline: June 10, 2002
 Notifications of acceptance/rejection: July 10, 2002
 Camera-ready papers for the Workshop Notes: September 1, 2002
 ESAW'02 Workshop: September 16-17, 2002
 Revised papers for LNAI Post-Proceedings: October 15, 2002


Working Notes and Post-Proceedings
- --------------------------------
Accepted papers will be collected in the ESAW'02 Working Notes.
Working Notes with all accepted contributions will be available at the
workshop.

Extended versions of papers presented at the workshop incorporating
the results of the discussions will be published in the workshop's
post-proceedings. As for the earlier workshop editions (LNAI 1972,
LNAI 2203), post-proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag, as
a volume of the Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence series.


WORKSHOP ORGANISATION

Workshop Organisers
- -----------------

Paolo Petta (paolooefai.at)
 Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence,
 Vienna (Austria)

Robert Tolksdorf (tolkcs.tu-berlin.de)
 Fakultdt IV - Elektrotechnik und Informatik
 Technische Univ. Berlin, Berlin (Germany)

Franco Zambonelli (franco.zambonelliunimo.it)
 Dip. di Elettronica, Informatica e Sistemistica,
 Univ. Bologna, Reggio Emilia/Modena (Italy)

Local Organising Chair
- --------------------

Sascha Ossowski (s.ossowskiescet.urjc.es)
 Grupo de Investigacisn en Inteligencia Artificial,
 Univ. Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid (Spain)


Programme Committee
- -----------------

Federico Bergenti Dip. di Ingegneria dell'Informazione,
 Univ. degli Studi di Parma (Italy)
Jeffrey Bradshaw Inst. for Human and Machine Cognition,
 Univ. of West Florida (USA)
Cristiano Castelfranchi Inst. of Psychology,
 CNR (Italy)
Paolo Ciancarini Dip. di Scienze dell'Informazione,
 Univ. di Bologna (Italy)
Helder Coelho Dept. of Informatics of the Faculty of Sciences,
 Univ. of Lisbon (Portugal)
Keith Decker Dept. of Computer and Information Sciences,
 Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (USA)
Paul Davidsson Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science,
 Blekinge Inst. of Technology, Karlskrona (Sweden)
Bruce Edmonds Centre for Policy Modelling,
 Manchester Metropolitan Univ. Manchester (UK)
Rino Falcone Inst. of Psychology,
 CNR (Italy)
Tim Finin Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Dept.,
 Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, MD (USA)
Stephan Flake C-LAB, Cooperative Computing & Communication Lab,
 Innovation Center of Siemens&Univ.Paderborn (Germany)
Martin Fredriksson Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science,
 Blekinge Inst. of Technology, Karlskrona (Sweden)
Marie-Pierre Gleizes Inst. de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse,
 Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France)
Rune Gustavsson Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science,
 Blekinge Inst. of Technology, Karlskrona (Sweden)
Nicholas Jennings Intelligence, Agents and Multimedia Group,
 Dept. of Electronics and Computer Science,
 Univ. of Southampton (UK)
Paul Kearney Intelligent Agents,
 BT Exact (UK)
Matthias Klusch German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence -
 DFKI GmbH, Saarbr|cken (Germany)
Yannis Labrou Powermarket, Inc.,
 Belmont, CA (USA)
Lyndon C. Lee Intelligent Agents,
 BT exact (UK)
Michael Luck Intelligence, Agents and Multimedia Group,
 Dept. of Electronics and Computer Science, 
 Univ. of Southampton (UK)
Scott Moss Centre for Policy Modelling,
 Manchester Metropolitan Univ. Manchester (UK)
Pablo Noriega Laboratorio Nacional de Informatica Avanzada,
 A.C, Xalpa, Vera Cruz (Mixico)
Andrea Omicini Dip. di Elettronica,
 Informatica e Sistemistica, Univ. di Bologna, Cesena (Italy)
Sascha Ossowski Grupo de Investigacisn en Inteligencia Artificial,
 Univ. Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid (Spain)
H.Van Dyke Parunak Altarum Inst.,
 Ann Arbor, MI (USA)
Michal Pechoucek Dept. of Cybernetics,
 Faculty of Electrical Engineering,
 Czech Technical Univ. Prague (Czech Republic)
Jeremy Pitt Intelligent and Interactive Systems, Electrical and
 Electronic Engineering Dept., Imperial College of
 Science, Technology and Medicine, London (UK)
Agostino Poggi Dip. di Ingegneria dell'Informazione,
 Univ. degli Studi di Parma (Italy)
John R. Rose Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering,
 College of Engineering,
 Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (USA)
Onn Shehory IBM Haifa Research Laboratories,
 Haifa (Israel)
Christophe Sibertin-Blanc Inst. de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse,
 Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France)
Josi M. Vidal Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering,
 College of Engineering, Univ. of South Carolina,
 Columbia, SC (USA)
Gerhard Wei_ Theoretische Informatik und Grundlagen der K|nstlichen
 Intelligenz, Inst. f|r Informatik,
 Technische Univ. M|nchen (Germany)
Bin Yu Information Technology and Engineering,
 College of Engineering, North Carolina State Univ.,
 Raleigh, NC (USA)


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The ESAW workshop series is the result of a collaboration promoted by
AgentLink, the European Network of Excellence for Agent-Based
Computing. The organizers of the present edition wish to acknowledge
the permission granted to mark the event with the AgentLink II seal of
quality. ESAW'02 is also supported by the Austrian Society for
Artificial Intelligence and by the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos of
Madrid (Spain).
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Message 2: Call for papers

Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 15:54:54 -0500
From: Shelley Taylor <tayloruwo.ca>
Subject: Call for papers

Dear Colleague:

We are sending this packet to invite you and your colleagues to the
upcoming First Annual UWO Conference on Applied Linguistics to be held
in London, Ontario on May 7-8, 2002. Dr. Jim Cummins will give the
opening plenary address on May 7.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could display this information,
and especially the Second Call for Papers, in a conspicuous place at
work. We need your help to make this conference a success for all.

Yours truly,
Shelley K. Taylor & Mitsuyo Sakamoto
Conference Chairs
- --------------------------------------------------------------
The First Annual UWO Applied Linguistics Conference
Tuesday, May 7 - Wednesday, May 8, 2002
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario

Theme: Applied Linguistics Across Disciplines: Multiple Perspectives

Invited Speaker:
Dr. Jim Cummins
Modern Language Centre
the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of
Toronto (OISE/UT)

CALL FOR PAPERS
Abstracts are invited for 30 minute papers (plus fifteen minutes
discussion).

Abstracts
- One page (i.e., 250 words) maximum. Abstracts can be either in
English or French
- Include name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s), e-mail address to
which correspondence should be addressed, snail mail address,
faculty/student status
-Abstracts must be submitted electronically. Please send English
abstracts to msakamotuwo.ca and French abstracts to tayloruwo.ca (Word
Perfect or MS Word attachments only).

Abstract submission
e-mail: msakamotuwo.ca (English abstracts)
 tayloruwo.ca (French abstracts)

Deadline for abstract submission: March 15, 2002
- -----------------------

THE FIRST ANNUAL UWO CONFERENCE ON APPLIED LINGUISTICS

Tuesday, May 7 & Wednesday, May 8, 2002
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, N6A 3K7 Canada

Conference Registration Form

Last name: ______________ First name: __________ Initial: ______

Affiliation:_______________________________________________________

Address:__________________________________________________________________

Phone #: ______________________ E-mail: _______________________

Fax #: _____________________________

Presenting a paper? Yes ________ No __________

 If yes,
 a) please give the title of your paper:

 ________________________________________________________________________

 b) please list any audio-visual equipment you need for your
presentation:

 ________________________________________________________________________

Please check the date(s) you will be attending the conference:

 May 7 ________ May 8 ________ Undecided _________

Banquet (Evening, Tuesday, May 7)
A banquet will be held at the scenic Spencer Hall
(http://www.dolce.com/spencer/), near UWO. The cost is $50/person for a
buffet that includes 3-4 main course selections, potatoes & vegetables,
a salad bar, fruits & assorted cheeses, a soup station, and a selection
of desserts. Please note that reservations will be limited, and will be
made on a first come first served basis.

Deadline for submission of the registration form: Friday, April
12, 2002
Mail-in Conference Registration Fee:
$20
On-site Registration
Fee: $25

Please check appropriate boxes and provide total:

Mail-in registration fee (prior to May 7th) $20.00
- -------
On-site registration fee (May 7th or 8th) $20.00
- -------
Banquet fee
$50.00 ---------
TOTAL:
$______

Please make your payment in Canadian funds (cheques and money orders
accepted), made payable to the University of Western Ontario. No cash
or credit cards, please! Please forward the registration form and
payment to:

Dr. Mitsuyo Sakamoto
Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario
N6A 3K7
Canada

Accommodation:
We request that you make your own arrangements for accommodation.
Please visit our web site at http://www.uwo.ca/linguistics/appliedling
for further information.

Please direct any questions/comments to Mitsuyo Sakamoto
(msakamotuwo.ca) or Shelley Taylor (tayloruwo.ca).

Thank you for your interest in the First Annual UWO Conference on
Applied Linguistics. We look forward to welcoming you in May.

Yours truly,

Mitsuyo Sakamoto & Shelley Taylor
Assistant Professors
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON
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