LINGUIST List 14.3492

Tue Dec 16 2003

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  1. Antonio.Branco, 5th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium
  2., International Conference on Web Intelligence 2004

Message 1: 5th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium

Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 09:56:09 -0500 (EST)
From: Antonio.Branco <>
Subject: 5th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium

5th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium 

Date: 23-Sep-2004 - 24-Sep-2004
Location: S. Miguel, Azores, Portugal
Contact: Ant�nio Branco
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2004 

Meeting Description:

 The 5th International Conference on 
 Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution 
 hosted by the University of Azores 
 September 23 - 24, 2004 
Following the success of the previous international colloquia on
Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution at Lancaster in 1996, 1998
and 2000, and Lisbon in 2002, the next colloquium in the series will
take place in S. Miguel, Portugal, in 2004.

DAARC2004 aims to continue the trend set by the previous DAARC events,
which brought together a wide variety of research on discourse
anaphora and anaphor resolution. Our goal will be to review this
diverse field and consider the results obtained in recent years.

The DAARC2004 colloquium will be held on the 23-24th September 2004 in
Azores. The working sessions will take place at Terra Nostra Garden
Hotel, located near to a superb botanical garden, in the small village
of Furnas, in the Furnas valley, a crater of an extinct
volcano. Furnas is known for its geysers, many of them right in the
center of the village. This village is located in S�o Miguel Island,
the largest island of Azores archipelago, known for the untouched
beauty of its ever green landscape, with several lagoons in extinct

We would like to invite anyone currently researching in the areas of
discourse, anaphora and anaphor resolution, from any methodological
perspective or framework, to submit a paper for DAARC2004. The closing
date for submission is 15/3/04. Notification of acceptance will be
sent by 3/5/04. Selected papers are expected by 31/5/02 to be included
in the proceedings.

Please send an anonymous abstract of no more than 2 pages, together
with a separate identification page with Name(s) and Affiliation(s) of
the author(s) and with the phone number and email address of the
contact person, to the DAARC2004 organisers at the following email

Organizing committee: 

Ant�nio Branco (Univ Lisbon) 
Tony McEnery (Lancaster Univ) 
Ruslan Mitkov (Univ Wolverhampton) 
with Lu�s Gomes (Univ Azores) 

Program committee: 

Amit Bagga, Avaya Inc. 
Peter Bosch, Univ Osnabrueck 
Ant�nio Branco, Univ Lisbon 
Donna Byron, Ohio State Univ 
Francis Cornish, Univ Toulouse-Le Mirail 
Dan Cristea, Univ Iasi 
Richard Evans, Univ Wolverhampton 
Martin Everaert, OTS 
Claire Gardent, LORIA 
Jeanette Gundel, Univ Minnesota 
Sanda Harabagiu, Univ Texas at Dallas 
Graeme Hirst, Univ Toronto 
Yan Huang, Univ Reading 
Andrew Kehler, Univ California, San Diego 
Rodger Kibble, Univ London 
Andrej Kibrik, Russian Academy of Sciences 
Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg Univ 
Shalom Lappin, King's College 
Tony McEnery, Lancaster Univ 
Ruslan Mitkov, Univ Wolverhampton 
Maria Mercedes Pinango, Yale Univ 
Massimo Poesio, Univ Essex 
Georgiana Puscasu, Univ Wolverhampton 
Eric Reuland, OTS 
Marco Rocha, Univ Federal de Santa Catarina 
Antonio Fernandez Rodriguez, Univ Alacant 
Tony Sanford, Glasgow Univ, 
Roland Stuckardt, Univ Frankfurt am Main 
Renata Vieira, Unisinos 

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Message 2: International Conference on Web Intelligence 2004

Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 22:33:16 +0900
From: <>
Subject: International Conference on Web Intelligence 2004

 C A L L F O R P A P E R S

2004 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI'04)

 September 20-24, 2004
 King Wing Hot Spring Hotel, Beijing, China


 Sponsored By 
 IEEE Computer Society
 Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

 Co-Organized and In Cooperation With 
 Beijing University of Technology
 China Computer Federation (CCF) 
 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
 Maebashi Institute of Technology
 Tsinghua University

 Corporate Sponsors 
 Beijing University of Technology
 National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) 

 - Paper submission due: April 4, 2004
 - Submission websites:
 - Electronic submissions are required in the form of PDF or PS files

Web Intelligence (WI) has been recognized as a new direction for
scientific research and development to explore the fundamental roles
as well as practical impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) (e.g.,
knowledge representation, planning, knowledge discovery and data
mining, intelligent agents, and social network intelligence) and
advanced Information Technology (IT) (e.g., wireless networks,
ubiquitous devices, social networks, and data/knowledge grids) on the
next generation of Web-empowered products, systems, services, and
activities. It is one of the most important as well as promising IT
research fields in the era of Web and agent intelligence.

The 2004 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence
(WI'04) will be jointly held with the 2004 IEEE/WIC/ACM International
Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'04 The IEEE/WIC/ACM 2004 joint
conferences are sponsored and organized by IEEE Computer Society
Technical Committee on Computational Intelligence (TCCI)
(, Web Intelligence
Consortium (WIC) (, and ACM-SIGART

The topics and areas include, but not limited to:

WI Topics

* World Wide Wisdom Web (W4) 

 Distributed Resources Optimization
 Goal-Directed Services Support 
 Information and Knowledge Markets 
 Knowledge Community Formation and Support
 Meta-Knowledge Discovery and Representation
 New Social Interaction Paradigms
 Problem Solver Markup Language (PSML)
 Regularities and Laws of W4
 Search of Best Means and Ends
 Service Self-Aggregation
 Social and Psychological Contexts
 Web Inference Engine 

* Social Networks and Social Intelligence

 Knowledge Community Formation and Support
 Link Topology and Site Hierarchy
 Intelligent Wireless Web
 Social Networks Mining
 Theories of Small-World Web
 Ubiquitous Computing 
 Ubiquitous Learning Systems
 Virtual and Web Communities
 Web-Based Cooperative Work
 Web Site Clustering

* Knowledge Grids and Grid Intelligence

 Brokering and Scheduling
 Knowledge Resources and Services Discovery
 Middleware Architectures and Tools
 On-Demand Planning and Routing
 Semantic Grids

* Web Mining and Farming

 Context Sensitive Web Mining
 E-Mail Classification
 Data Warehousing 
 Learning User Profiles
 Multimedia Data Mining 
 Mining Data Streams
 Text Mining 
 Web Farming and Warehousing
 Web Content Mining 
 Web Information Clustering
 Web Information Indexing
 Web Log and Usage Mining
 Web Page Clustering and Mining
 Web Site Classification

* Semantics and Ontology Engineering

 Ontology-Based Information Extraction and Retrieval
 Ontology-Based Web Mining
 Web-Based Ontology Learning 
 Semantic Web

* Web Agents

 Agent Networks and Topologies
 Distributed Problem Solving
 Global Information Foraging
 Macroscopic Behavior Modeling
 Mobile Agents
 Remembrance Agents 
 Resource Intermediary and Coordination Mechanisms 
 Self-Organization and Reproduction
 Trust Models for Web Agents 

* Web Services

 Middleware-Based Ubiquitous Services
 Web Service Reconfiguration
 Web Service Workflow Composition
 Grid Services

* Web Information Filtering and Retrieval

 Automatic Cataloging and Indexing 
 Clustering-Based Recommender Systems
 Collaborative Filtering
 Digital Library
 Distributed Web Search
 Hybrid Recommendation
 Information Retrieval Criteria and Evaluations
 Proxy and Cache Techniques
 Search Engines and Meta-search Engines
 Specifications for Web Information Extraction Process
 Web Crawling Systems
 Web Information Categorization and Ranking
 Web Prediction and Prefetching

* Intelligent Human-Web Interaction

 Adaptive Web Interfaces
 Context-Aware Computing
 Learning User Profiles 
 Multimedia Representation
 Personalized Interfaces
 Personalized Web Sites
 Social and Psychological Issues 
 Visualization of Information and Knowledge

* Web Support Systems 

 Information Retrieval Support Systems
 Web Site Navigation Support Systems
 Recommender Support Systems
 Soft Computing (including neural networks, fuzzy logic, 
 evolutionary computation, rough sets, and granular
 computing) and Uncertainty Management for WI 
 Web-Based Decision Support Systems 

* Intelligent E-Technology
 Collaborative Filtering and Recommendation
 Business Intelligence 
 Decentralized Community Communication Techniques
 E-Business and E-Commerce 
 Intelligent Enterprise Portals
 Web-Based Direct Marketing and CRM
 Web-Based EDI 
 Web Security, Integrity, Privacy and Trust

Important Dates
 Electronic submission of full papers: April 4, 2004
 Notification of paper acceptance: June 10, 2004
 Workshop and tutorial proposal submission: June 10, 2004
 Camera-ready of accepted papers: July 5, 2004
 Workshops/Tutorials: September 20, 2004
 Conference: September 21-24, 2004

On-Line Submissions and Publication
High-quality papers in all WI related areas are solicited. Papers
exploring new directions or areas will receive a careful and
supportive review. All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis
of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. Note that
WI'04 will accept ONLY on-line submissions, containing PDF (PostScript
or MS-Word) versions.

The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer
Society Press.

WI'04 also welcomes Industry/Demo-Track submissions, Workshop and
Tutorial proposals.

More detailed instructions and the On-Line Submission Form can be
found from the WI'04 homepage:

A selected number of WI'04 accepted papers will be expanded and
revised for inclusion in Web Intelligence and Agent Systems:
An International Journal (
and in Annual Review of Intelligent Informatics

The best paper awards will be conferred on the authors of
the best papers at the conference.

Conference Organization
***** Conference Committee *****

Conference Chairs:
 Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK 
 Nick Cercone, University of Dalhousie, Canada

Program Chair:
 Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

Program Co-chairs:

 Henry Tirri, University of Helsinki, Finland 
 Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
 Lizhu Zhou, Tsinghua University, China

 Jeffrey Bradshaw, UWF/Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA
 Sankar K. Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, Inida
 Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy

Industry/Demo-Track Chairs:
 Qiang Yang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK
 Wei-Ying Ma, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Workshop Chair: 
 Pawan Lingras, Saint Mary's University, Canada

Tutorial Chair: 
 Gerd Wagner, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Publicity Chair:
 Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Organizing Chairs:
 Tieyoung Zuo, Beijing University of Technology, China
 Chunnian Liu, Beijing University of Technology, China

Local Arrangement Chair:
 Baocai Yin, Beijing University of Technology, China

 Xindong Wu USA

WIC Co-Chairs/Directors
 Ning Zhong Japan
 Jiming Liu HK

 Maria Gini USA

WIC Advisory Board
 Edward A. Feigenbaum USA
 Setsuo Ohsuga Japan
 Benjamin Wah USA
 Philip Yu USA
 L.A. Zadeh USA

WIC Technical Committee & WI/IAT Steering Committee
 Nick Cercone Canada
 Dieter Fensel Austria
 Georg Gottlob Austria
 Lakhmi Jain Australia
 W. Lewis Johnson USA
 Jianchang Mao USA
 Hiroshi Motoda Japan
 Toyoaki Nishida Japan
 Xindong Wu USA
 Yiyu Yao Canada

***** WI'04 Program Committee *****

(to be announced)

*** Contact Information ***

WI'04 and IAT'04 Conference Secretariat 
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