LINGUIST List 14.43

Wed Jan 8 2003

Calls: Multi-Agent Learning/Theoretical Ling

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  1. MHamdi, Agent and Multi-Agent Learning, Las Vegas USA
  2. armonls, Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistic, Israel

Message 1: Agent and Multi-Agent Learning, Las Vegas USA

Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 05:12:35 +0000
From: MHamdi <MHamdiuaeu.ac.ae>
Subject: Agent and Multi-Agent Learning, Las Vegas USA


Special Track on Agent and Multi-Agent Learning  MLMTA-2003

Short Title: LAMS-2003
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Date: 23-Jun-2003 - 26-Jun-2003 
Call Deadline: 21-Feb-2003

Web Site: http://faculty.uaeu.ac.ae/~mshamdi/LAMS_call.html
Contact Person: Mohamed Salah Hamdi
Meeting Email: MHamdiuaeu.ac.ae
Linguistic Subfield(s): Cognitive Science 

Meeting Description: 

In this technical session we are interested in the combined issues of
learning and agent and multi-agent systems (LAMS) focusing on theories
and models as well as on applied work and interesting domains. We
particularly welcome papers that approach the LAMS-related issues from
different perspectives e.g. connectionist (neural networks) learning,
sub-symbolic (genetic) learning, reinforcement learning, case-based
learning, fuzzy learning, etc. Survey articles are also welcome.


Technical Session on Agent and Multi-Agent Learning (LAMS)
(http://faculty.uaeu.ac.ae/~mshamdi/LAMS_call.html)
 
to take place during
The 2003 International Conference on Machine Learning; 
Models, Technologies and Applications 
(MLMTA: June 23-26, 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
(http://www.ashland.edu/~iajwa/conferences)

 The 2003 International Conference on Machine Learning; Models,
Technologies and Applications (MLMTA'03) will be held in Las Vegas,
Nevada, June 23 - 26, 2003. The MLMTA'03 Conference will be held
simultaneously (ie, same location and dates) with a number of other
international conferences and workshops (CISST'03, IC-AI'03, IC'03,
METMBS'03, CIC'03, ...)

The last set of conferences had research contributions from 72
countries (the event held in Las Vegas had over 1,550 participants
from all over the world.) It is hoped that MLMTA'03 will also have a
strong international flavor.


Technical Session on Agent and Multi-Agent Learning
- -------------------------------------------------

 An agent is a computational entity that interacts with one 
 or more counterparts or real-world systems with many key 
 features to varying degrees such as: (a) autonomy, 
 (b) reactiveness, (c) pro-activeness, (d) social abilities,
 (e) mobility, etc. An agent may also be learning (adaptive), 
 in which case the agent is able to adapt its behavioral 
 patterns to the behavior of other agents or objects, 
 and consequently transform its responses to external and
 internal stimuli as well.

Several agents can collectively form a multi-agent system with
decentralized data and a varying degree of global system control
(potentially none at all). Learning in such systems is a challenging
issue.

In this technical session we are interested in the combined issues of
learning and agent and multi-agent systems (LAMS) focusing on theories
and models as well as on applied work and interesting domains. We
particularly welcome papers that approach the LAMS-related issues from
different perspectives e.g. connectionist (neural networks) learning,
sub-symbolic (genetic) learning, reinforcement learning, case-based
learning, fuzzy learning, etc. Survey articles are also welcome.

While considered by many to be one of the more interesting approaches
to the development and implementation of large complex systems, LAMS
are still controversial. There are those who view them as just a fad
that in the long run will not be able to bring a significant
breakthrough in the development of large complex systems. We look
forward to well developed contrary points of view.


Session Chair
- -----------

 Mohamed Salah Hamdi
 UAE University
 Faculty of Science
 Department of Methematics and Computer Science
 P.O. BOX: 17551
 AL AIN - UAE
 Email: MHamdiuaeu.ac.ae
 Web Site: http://faculty.uaeu.ac.ae/~mshamdi/index.html
 Fax: 00971 3 7671291
 Tel.: 00971 3 7064355


Submission Guidelines
- -------------------

Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will
be considered. Submit your paper (about 5 pages - single space, font
size of 10 to 12) by E-mail to Mohamed Salah Hamdi ( MHamdiuaeu.ac.ae
). Papers must be submitted in either PDF, postscript, or MS Word
format.

The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to
7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been previously published
or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page of
the draft paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation,
postal address, E-mail address, telephone number, & Fax number for
each author. The first page should also include the name of the author
who will be presenting the paper (if accepted) & a maximum of 5
keywords.

Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, &
soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two researchers in the
topical area. The Camera-Ready papers will be reviewed by one person.

The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA Press (ISBN) in
hardcopy/book. The proceedings will be available at the
conference. Some accepted papers will also be considered for journal
publication(soon after the conference). (In addition to the hardcopy,
it is also planned to publish the papers on a CD.) All conference
proceedings published by CSREA Press are considered for inclusion in
major database indexes that are designed to provide easy access to the
current literature of the sciences (database examples: ISI Thomson
Scientific, IEE INSPEC, ...).


Important Dates
- -------------


 February 21, 2003 (Friday): Submission of papers 
 (about 5 pages) due
 March 21, 2003 (Friday) : Notification of Acceptance
 
 April 22, 2003 (Tuesday) : Camera-Ready copies of accepted
 papers & Prereg. due
 June 23-26, 2003 : MLMTA 2003 takes place

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Message 2: Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistic, Israel

Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 06:29:45 +0000
From: armonls <armonlsmail.biu.ac.il>
Subject: Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistic, Israel


19th Annual Meeting - Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics

Short Title: IATL19

Location: Ben-Gurion University, Be'er Sheva, Israel
Date: 16-Jun-2003 - 17-Jun-2003 
Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2003

Contact Person: Sharon Armon-Lotem
Meeting Email: armonlsmail.biu.ac.il
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics 

Meeting Description: 

IATL 19, the 19th annual meeting of the Israel Association for
Theoretical Linguistics, will be held at Ben-Gurion University of the
Negev, Be'er Sheva, on June 16-17, 2003. 

CALL FOR PAPERS

IATL 19, the 19th annual meeting of the Israel Association for
Theoretical Linguistics, will be held at Ben-Gurion University of the
Negev, Be'er Sheva, on June 16-17, 2003. Submissions are
invited for papers presenting high quality, previously unpublished
research in all areas of theoretical linguistics, including Language
Acquisition, Language Disorders, Psycho- and Neurolinguistics. IATL
publishes on-line proceedings in which all accepted and alternate
papers appear.

Please send abstracts EITHER by snail-mail OR by e-mail:

SNAIL-MAIL: 7 copies of an anonymous abstract (maximum length 2 pages,
including references) accompanied by a card with author's name,
affiliation, e-/snail-mail, and title of paper to:

IATL 19
The Department of English, attn. Sharon Armon-Lotem
Bar-Ilan University 
Ramat Gan 52900
ISRAEL
 
E-MAIL: armonlsmail.biu.ac.il

Anonymous abstract as attachment and subject header
''abstract''. Author information listed above in body of
e-mail. Acceptable formats: PC/Mac MS Word, .rtf, or .pdf. File name
of attachment must be same as title of abstract or shortened version
of it. For any unusual fonts, please attach font file.

DEADLINE (for both snail- and e-mail): March 1, 2003. Submissions
received after this date will be returned unopened.

Not more than one single-authored abstract per person, plus one
co-authored abstract.

IMPORTANT DATES:
March 1, 2003: 	abstract submission deadline
Mid April, 2003: 	notification of acceptance to authors
June 16-17, 2003: 	IATL19 conference

Further information: armonlsmail.biu.ac.il
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