LINGUIST List 14.2448

Tue Sep 16 2003

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Message 1: 17th International FLAIRS Conference

Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 13:20:40 +0000
From: heflin <heflincse.lehigh.edu>
Subject: 17th International FLAIRS Conference

The 17th International FLAIRS Conference Special Track on AI and the Web 
Short Title: FLAIRS 2004

Date: 17-May-2004 - 19-May-2004
Location: The Palms South Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, United States of America
Contact: Jeff Heflin
Contact Email: Further Information 
Meeting URL: http://www.cse.lehigh.edu/~heflin/conf/flairs/

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 24-Oct-2003


Meeting Description:

Call for Papers
--------------

The World Wide Web has made a wealth of digital information available
on demand, impacting AI in two ways. First, it allows traditional AI
techniques to be evaluated with large amounts of real-world data. This
introduces complexities not found in toy problems, while at the same
time avoiding many of the difficulties inherent in the physical world.
As such, the Web makes for a good testbed for AI researchers. Second,
the Web proposes new problems and challenges for AI. The sheer size
and distributed nature of the Web has fueled novel research in
extracting information from Web pages, efficiently integrating
information from distributed sources, and extending the Web with
ontologies to enable the Semantic Web.

The focus of this special track is on what the Web can do for AI
research and what AI research can do for the Web. Relevant topics
include, but are not limited to:

- Information extraction
- Information integration
- Intelligent Web search
- Intelligent Web services
- Machine learning for classifying Web documents
- NLP for understanding Web documents
- Question answering from Web documents
- Semantic Web
- User modeling and adaptation for the Web
- Web-based agents


Call for Papers
--------------

The World Wide Web has made a wealth of digital information available
on demand, impacting AI in two ways. First, it allows traditional AI
techniques to be evaluated with large amounts of real-world data. This
introduces complexities not found in toy problems, while at the same
time avoiding many of the difficulties inherent in the physical world.
As such, the Web makes for a good testbed for AI researchers. Second,
the Web proposes new problems and challenges for AI. The sheer size
and distributed nature of the Web has fueled novel research in
extracting information from Web pages, efficiently integrating
information from distributed sources, and extending the Web with
ontologies to enable the Semantic Web.

The focus of this special track is on what the Web can do for AI
research and what AI research can do for the Web. Relevant topics
include, but are not limited to:

- Information extraction
- Information integration
- Intelligent Web search
- Intelligent Web services
- Machine learning for classifying Web documents
- NLP for understanding Web documents
- Question answering from Web documents
- Semantic Web
- User modeling and adaptation for the Web
- Web-based agents

Submission Instructions
----------------------
Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI
formatting guidelines. The papers should not exceed 6 pages and are
due by October 24, 2003. The papers should not identify the author(s)
in any manner. All submissions will be done electronically via the
FLAIRS web submission system, which will be available through the
conference web site (see the link under General Conference, below).
Authors should indicate ''AI and the Web'' as the special track when
submitting their papers. General Conference
------------------
FLAIRS 2004 promises to be an especially exciting conference. Invited
speakers include Justine Cassell from MIT, Edward Feigenbaum from
Stanford University, Jim Hendler from the University of Maryland, and
Tom Mitchell from Carnegie Mellon University. For more information on
FLAIRS and this year's conference, please see the following web sites:

FLAIRS: http://www.flairs.com/
FLAIRS 2004: http://www.flairs.com/flairs2004/

Important Dates
- -------------
- Paper submissions due: October 24, 2003
- Notification letters sent: January 7, 2004
- Camera ready copy due: February 6, 2004

Program Committee
- ---------------
Larry Birnbaum Northwestern University
Stefan Decker USC ISI
AnHai Doan University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tim Finin University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Gary Flake Overture Services
Paolo Frasconi University of Florence
Lee Giles Penn State University
Siegfried Handschuh University of Karlsruhe
Pat Hayes University of West Florida
Jeff Heflin (chair) Lehigh University
Ian Horrocks University of Manchester
Eduard Hovy USC ISI
Vipul Kashyap National Library of Medicine
Craig Knoblock USC ISI
Nick Kushmerick University College Dublin
Marco Maggini University of Siena
Dunja Mladenic J. Stefan Institute
Ion Muslea University of California, Irvine
Natasha Noy Stanford University
Bijan Parsia University of Maryland
Dragomir Radev University of Michigan
Sarah Zelikovitz College of Staten Island
Further Information
------------------
Specific questions regarding the AI and the Web track may be addressed
to:

Jeff Heflin
Computer Science and Engineering
Lehigh University
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18034

E-mail: jeh3lehigh.edu
Phone: 610-758-6533
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