LINGUIST List 13.872

Thu Mar 28 2002

Calls: Computational Ling, Multimodal Dialogue Systems

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  1. Ajith Abraham, HIS'02 - First Call for Papers
  2. Jan van Kuppevelt, CLASS Workshop on Multimodal Dialogue Systems: EXTENDED DEADLINE

Message 1: HIS'02 - First Call for Papers

Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 14:09:13 +1100
From: Ajith Abraham <>
Subject: HIS'02 - First Call for Papers



December 01 - 04, 2002
Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Deadline for Paper Submission: July 31, 2002

HIS'02 is the second International conference that brings together
researchers, developers, practitioners, and users of soft computing,
computational intelligence, agents, logic programming, and several
other intelligent computing techniques. The aim of HIS'02 is to serve
as a forum to present current and future work as well as to exchange
research ideas in this field.

HIS'02 invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work
that demonstrate current research using soft computing/ computational
intelligence and other intelligent computing techniques and their
applications in science, technology, business and commercial. Please
submit a full paper of 8 to 10 pages (Letter or A4 paper) for oral
presentation. The proceedings of the Conference will be published by
Springer Verlag, Germany. A selected number of papers will also be
considered for a special issue of the Elsevier Science Journal
"Applied Soft Computing".Please follow the author's guidelines given
by Springer-Verlag, Germany for more information on
submission. Author's guidelines can be downloaded from the conference
web page.

Topics of Interest include but are not limited to:

Track 1: Computational Intelligence and Applications

- Artificial neural networks and learning techniques
- Artificial neural network optimization using global optimization
- Interactions between neural networks and fuzzy inference systems
- Fuzzy clustering algorithms
- Fuzzy system optimization using global optimization algorithms
- Evolutionary computation
- Support vector machines, rough sets, Bayesian networks
- Hybrid computing using neural networks-fuzzy systems-
	evolutionary algorithms
- Hybrid optimization techniques
- Hybrid of soft computing and statistical learning techniques
- Intelligent agents
- Models using inductive logic programming, logic synthesis
- Natural computation techniques
- Autonomic computing
- Applications using the above systems
- Special topics

Track 2: Soft Computing for Pattern Recognition and Signal Processing

- Features and Classification
- Texture Analysis
- Document Analysis
- Shape Processing
- Fuzzy Image Processing
- Grouping and Segmentation
- Object Recognition
- Medical Image Processing
- Image and Video Retrieval
- Biometric Systems
- Image Representation
- Image Compression
- Video Processing
- Digital Watermarking
- Image Synthesis
- Industrial Applications
- Visual Surveillance

Track 3: Soft Computing and the Internet

- e-learning, e-commerce, e-business
- Web Intelligence
- Search Engines
- Information retrieval (web mining)
- Database Querying
- Ontology
- XML mining
- Intelligent networking between Web Sites
- Content Management
- Information Aggregation and Fusion
- Interaction with Intelligent Agents
- Intelligent Agents and Interfaces for personalization and adaptivity
- Intelligent tutoring systems on the WWW
- WWW Recommender Systems
- Adaptive Hypermedia Systems
- Agents for Digital cities, virtual communities and agent societies

 Track 4: Intelligent Data Mining

- Integrating E-Commerce and Data Mining
- Discovering patterns in Continuous Data
- Uncertainty management for data mining
- Clustering algorithms and applications
- Classification trees
- Mining time series
- Mining in a Mobile Environment
- Statistical Considerations in Learning
- XML Mining
- Text Mining
- Distributed Data Mining

HIS02 Important Dates

Deadline for Events Proposals May 30, 2002
Deadline for Paper Submission (full paper) July 31, 2002
Notification of Acceptance September 30, 2002
Deadline for Camera Ready Papers October 14, 2002
HIS'02 Conference in Chile December 01-04, 2002


Venue Information (Santiago, Chile)

HIS-02 will be hosted by the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical
Sciences at the Universidad de Chile (Beaucheff 850, Santiago de

December is an excellent time to travel in Chile. The local organizers
will help the interested participants to arrange a trip to any
location in Chile. For more information about traveling in Chile
please visit and


HIS02 Organization

Honorary Chairman
Yasuhiko Dote, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan

General Chairmen
Ajith Abraham, Monash University, Australia
Mario Koeppen, Fraunhofer IPK-Berlin, Germany
Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Universidad de Chile, Chile

Local Organizing Chair
Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Universidad de Chile, Chile

Area Chairs
Track1: Computational Intelligence and Applications
Ajith Abraham, Monash University, Australia

Track 2: Soft Computing for Pattern Recognition
and Signal Processing
Mario Koeppen, Fraunhofer IPK-Berlin, Germany

Track 3: Soft Computing and the Internet
Fabio Abbattista, Universite di Bari, Italy

Track 4: Intelligent Data Mining
Kate Smith, Monash University, Australia

Web Chairs
Mauricio Gaete, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Diego Sepulveda, Universidad de Chile, Chile

Finance Chair
Roberto Aviles, Universidad de Chile, Chile

Local Organizing Committee
Roberto Aviles, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Rodrigo Palma, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Richard Weber, Universidad de Chile, Chile

International Technical Committee

Akira Asano, Japan
Andre Ferreira de Carvalho, Brazil
Andreas Koenig, Germany
Antonio de Padua Braga, Brazil
Aureli Soria-Frisch, Germany
Bernard de Baets, Belgium
Carlos A. Coello Coello, Mexico
Costa Branco P J, Portugal
Dharmendhra Sharma, Australia
Etienne Kerre, Belgium
Evgenia Dimitriadou, Austria
Fabio Abbatista, Italy
Francisco Herrera, Spain
Frank Hoffmann, Sweden
Greg Huang, USA
Guenther Raidl, Austria
Hamid R. Tizhoosh, Canada
Hans Heinrich Bothe, Denmark
Hung T. Nguyen, USA
Janusz Kacprzyk, Poland
Jarno Tanskanen, Finland
Jose Manuel Benitez, Spain
Kaori Yoshida, Japan
Kate Smith, Australia
Katrin Franke, Germany
Luis Magdalena, Spain
Marley Vellasco, Brazil
Maumita Bhattacharya, Australia
Morshed U Chowdhury, Australia
Nikhil R. Pal, India
Olgierd Unold, Poland
Rajkumar Roy, United Kingdom
Ricardo Baeza, Chile
Robert John, UK
Sami Khuri, USA
Sankar K Pal, India
Stefano Cagnoni, Italy
Sung-Bae Cho, Korea
Tom Gedeon, Australia
Udo Seiffert, Australia
Vasant Honavar, USA
Vijayan Asari, USA
Vladimir Kvasnicka, Slovakia
William B. Langdon, UK
Witold Pedrycz, Canada
Xiao Zhi Gao, Finland
Xiufen Liu, Germany
Zensho Nakao, Japan
Zorica Nedic, Australia

Please have a look at

HIS02 Conference Page:

HIS01 Conference Page:

HIS01 Proceedings:
Abraham, A., Koeppen, M.(Eds.):
"Hybrid Information Systems"
Springer Physica, Germany 2002

For FURTHER INFORMATION and ENQUIRIES, registration, sponsorship, and
advertisement please contact the Local Organizing Chair:

Prof. Dr. Javier Ruiz-del-Solar
Universidad de Chile
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Av. Tupper 2007, Casilla 412-3, 6513027 Santiago, Chile
Tel. +56-2-678 4207/4087, Fax +56-2-695 3881

If you would like to be removed from our list please reply to this
email with "REMOVE mail" in the subject, and "mail" being the email to
which this CFP was delivered.

HIS02 is technically co-sponsored by the World Federation on Soft
Computing (WFSC) and the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and
Technology (EUSFLAT).

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Message 2: CLASS Workshop on Multimodal Dialogue Systems: EXTENDED DEADLINE

Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 14:30:05 +0100 (MET)
From: Jan van Kuppevelt <kuppevelIMS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE>
Subject: CLASS Workshop on Multimodal Dialogue Systems: EXTENDED DEADLINE

 Because of several requests, the deadline for full and short
 paper submissions has been extended to
 APRIL 8, 2002

 (we apologize if you receive this message more than once)

 *** International CLASS Workshop ***


 Natural, Intelligent and Effective Interaction in
 Multimodal Dialogue Systems

 Copenhagen, Denmark
 28-29 June 2002

 Detailed and more up to date information
 may be found at the workshop webpage:

Invited Speakers/Contributors:

Tim Bickmore and Justine Cassell (MIT Media Lab), Phil Cohen (Oregon
Graduate Institute), Ronald Cole (University of Colorado at Boulder),
Bjoern Granstroem (KTH, Stockholm), Dominic Massaro (UCSC), Candy
Sidner (MERL, Cambridge, MA), Oliviero Stock (ITC-IRST), Wolfgang
Wahlster (DFKI), Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield)


Following up on the CLASS workshop in Verona (Italy, 14-15 December
2001), this workshop will concentrate on innovative and challenging
approaches on natural, intelligent and effective interaction in
multimodal dialogue systems. The aim of the workshop is to bring
together theoretically and practically oriented researchers from both
academia and industry with the purpose of having a thorough, fruitful
and representative discussion of the topic area in an international


The workshop is sponsored by the European CLASS project
( which was initiated on the request of the
European Commission with the purpose of supporting and stimulating
collaboration within and among Human Language Technology (HLT)
projects, as well as between HLT projects and relevant projects
outside Europe. Currently, CLASS comprises 42 projects and 220
registered members.


We welcome papers describing theoretical or practical research on
multimodal dialogue systems. The focus of the workshop is on natural,
intelligent and effective multimodal interaction. Topics of interest

* Multimodal Signal Processing
 Models for multimodal signal recognition and synthesis,
 including combinations of speech (emotional speech and
 meaningful intonation for speech), text, graphics, music,
 gesture, face and facial expression, and (embodied)
 animated or anthropomorphic conversational agents.

* Multimodal Communication Management
 Dialogue management models for mixed initiative
 conversational and user-adaptive natural and multimodal
 interaction, including models for collaboration and multi-
 party conversation.

* Multimodal Miscommunication Management
 Multimodal strategies for handling or preventing
 miscommunication, in particular multimodal repair and
 correction strategies, clarification strategies for
 ambiguous or conflicting multimodal information, and
 multimodal grounding and feedback strategies.

* Multimodal Interpretation and Response Planning
 Interpretation and response planning on the basis of
 multimodal dialogue context, including (context-semantic)
 models for the common representation of multimodal
 content, as well as innovative concepts/technologies on
 the relation between multimodal interpretation and

* Reasoning in Intelligent Multimodal Dialogue Systems
 Non-monotonic reasoning techniques required for
 intelligent interaction in various types of multimodal
 dialogue systems, including techniques needed for
 multimodal input interpretation, for reasoning about the
 user(s), and for the coordination and integration of
 multimodal input and output.

* Choice and Coordination of Media and Modalities
 Diagnostic tools and technologies for choosing the
 appropriate media and input and output modalities for the
 application and task under consideration, as well as
 theories and technologies for natural and effective
 multimodal response presentation.

* Multimodal Corpora, Tools and Schemes
 Training corpora, testsuites and benchmarks for multimodal
 dialogue systems, including corpus tools and schemes
 for multilevel and multimodal coding and annotation.

* Architectures for Multimodal Dialogue Systems
 New architectures for multimodal interpretation and
 response planning, including issues of reusability and
 portability, as well as architectures for the next
 generation of multi-party conversational interfaces to
 distributed information.

* Evaluation of Multimodal Dialogue Systems
 Current practice and problematic issues in the
 standardization of subjective and objective multimodal
 evaluation metrics, including evaluation models allowing
 for adequate task fulfilment measurements, comparative
 judgements across different domain tasks, as well as
 models showing how evaluation translates into targeted,
 component-wise improvements of systems and aspects.


Although the workshop has an open character implying that plenty of
room is available for the presentation of papers from researchers from
all over the world, the workshop will contain invited contributions
from a group of 10 specially qualified researchers with a balanced
composition of workshop-relevant expertise. Part of the group is
selected from the broad CLASS community; part of them are
internationally leading researchers from outside CLASS. Invited
contributors will also participate in the panel session organized by
the co-chairs of the workshop program committee.


In addition to papers for full plenary presentation, we encourage the
submission of short papers in combination with a very short
presentation in the plenary session followed by a poster
presentation. Full papers must be no longer than 10 pages, including
references, examples, algorithms, graphical representations,
etc. Short papers should be 4 pages maximally.

Full and short papers should be sent electronically to the e-mail
address and must be received no
later than 8 April 2002 (extended deadline).

Stylefiles are available at the workshop webpage:
Papers should be submitted in pdf or postscript format.

The title page should include the following information (no separate
title page is needed):

- Title
- Authors' names, affiliations, and email addresses
- Abstract (up to 15 lines)
- List of relevant keywords


Submission of full and short papers: 08 April 2002 (extended deadline)
Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2002
Final submissions: 31 May 2002
Workshop: 28-29 June 2002


Full papers and short papers will be published in the workshop

In addition to the group of invited contributors, authors of a
selected number of papers accepted for the workshop proceedings will
be asked to send in an extended and updated version of their paper for
publication in a book that will be published by Kluwer Academic
Publishers (TLTB book series). In order to guarantee full coherence of
the book, we might invite some workshop-external researchers to
contribute a chapter to the book as well.


In addition to the presentation of full and short papers in the
plenary session, we will organize the following panel discussion on
the main theme of the workshop:

 Natural Multimodal Interaction: Current Practice and
 Future Research

Members of this panel session will be invited contributors. Panellists
will be asked to send in a short position abstract before the
workshop. After the workshop, a written summary of this panel session
will be available at the CLASS sub-website on Natural and Multimodal
Interactivity ( We intend to make
available a video or audio recording as well.

Further, we strongly encourage proposals for a second panel session
related to the main topic of the workshop or some special
subtopic. The deadline for panel session proposals is 30 April
2002. Proposals can also be sent to the workshop e-mail address
( and should contain the
following information:

- title of the proposed panel session
- a brief description of the suggested topic of the panel
 session, including an explanation of why this topic is
 relevant for the field
- a list of suggested panellists

Questions on panel session proposals may be directed to the chairs of
the workshop program committee at



Niels Ole Bernsen (NISLab, Odense University)
Jan van Kuppevelt (University of Stuttgart)

Reviewers (nearly all confirmed)

* Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg)
* Tim Bickmore (MIT Media Lab)
* Louis Boves (Nijmegen University)
* Justine Cassell (MIT Media Lab)
* Phil Cohen (Oregon Graduate Institute)
* Ronald Cole (University of Colorado at Boulder)
* John Dowding (RIACS)
* Laila Dybkjaer (NISLab, Odense University)
* Bjoern Granstroem (KTH, Stockholm),
* Jean-Claude Martin (LIMSI-CNRS)
* Dominic Massaro (UCSC)
* Catherine Pelachaud (University of Rome "La Sapienza")
* Thomas Rist (DFKI)
* Alex Rudnicky (Carnegie Mellon University)
* Candy Sidner (MERL, Cambridge, MA)
* Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh)
* William Swartout (ICT, USC)
* Oliviero Stock (ITC-IRST)
* Wolfgang Wahlster (DFKI)
* Alex Waibel (Carnegie Mellon University)
* Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield)


Niels Ole Bernsen, Laila Dybkjaer, Jan van Kuppevelt.


Questions about submission
and review process: Jan van Kuppevelt

Questions about local issues: Laila Dybkjaer

Miscellaneous: Niels Ole Bernsen

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