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LINGUIST List 18.1558

Tue May 22 2007

Calls: Cognitive Science,Computational Ling/Portugal; Semantics/USA

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        1.    Michael Knowles, International Workshop on What it Means to Communicate
        2.    Kuldar Taveter, International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for the Enterprise


Message 1: International Workshop on What it Means to Communicate
Date: 22-May-2007
From: Michael Knowles <michael.knowlessunderland.ac.uk>
Subject: International Workshop on What it Means to Communicate


Full Title: International Workshop on What it Means to Communicate

Date: 13-Sep-2007 - 13-Sep-2007
Location: Porto, Portugal
Contact Person: Stefan Wermter
Meeting Email: stefan.wermtersunderland.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.his.sunderland.ac.uk/nestcom/workshop/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2007

Meeting Description:

This workshop will focus on the neural, computational and cognitive principles
of communication. A wealth of new knowledge has been produced by recent research
for instance as part of the EU NEST initiative 'What it means to be human'. The
goal of this workshop is to explore relevant research to focus on the question
'What it means to communicate'.

The general aim of this workshop is to understand the neural, cognitive, social,
computational and developmental features that have led to communication
differences between humans and animals. A number of interesting and successful
research directions have been supported including learning by imitation,
examining the origin of human rule based reasoning, studying the neural origins
of language, exploring the evolutionary origins of the human mind, researching
into verbal and nonverbal communication, using and interpreting signs,
characterising human language by structural complexity, and representing
abstract concepts.

To complement this, the NESTCOM project aims to understand the results of these
projects and integrate them with a neural multimodal understanding of verbal and
visual communication for embodied action understanding. This workshop will
explore the characteristics of human communication and their relationship to the
role of neural networks in cognition and social development.

Topics of discussion could include:

- Neural or cognitive natural language modelling
- Neural or cognitive vision modelling
- Multimodal integration
- Bioinspired communicating robotics
- Developmental approaches to communication
- Imitation and Learning
- Signs and Gestures for communication
- Mirror neuron system and its mechanisms
- Learning mechanisms for communications skills
- Learning of action understanding
- Neural and artificial life agents
- Communication between robots
- Human robot interaction

The workshop will include invited introductory talks, about 10 short
presentations by panel members and a discussion session with the workshop
participants. We invite position statements of 1 page in length or full papers
of up to 8 pages in length for both panel members or workshop participants,
submitted as pdf file to Stefan.Wermter [at] sunderland.ac.uk and
Michael.Knowles [at] sunderland.ac.uk by 30 June 2007. Speakers and panelists
will be confirmed shortly thereafter.

It is envisaged that extended paper versions of the contributions will be
published at a later date in a book by Springer and/or a special issue e.g. in a
journal like the Connection Science Journal.

For more and current information updates, program committee and organisation we
have set up a web page at www.his.sunderland.ac.uk/nestcom/workshop/
Message 2: International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for the Enterprise
Date: 21-May-2007
From: Kuldar Taveter <kuldarcsse.unimelb.edu.au>
Subject: International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for the Enterprise



Full Title: International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for the
Enterprise
Short Title: VORTE 2007

Date: 15-Oct-2007 - 15-Oct-2007
Location: Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Contact Person: Kuldar Taveter
Meeting Email: vorte2007easychair.org
Web Site: http://oxygen.informatik.tu-cottbus.de/VORTE/

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Call Deadline: 07-Jul-2007

Meeting Description

The 3rd International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for the
Enterprise (VORTE 2007)

Call for Paper
The 3rd International Workshop on
International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for the Enterprise
(VORTE 2007)
http://oxygen.informatik.tu-cottbus.de/VORTE/

In conjunction with the 11th IEEE International
EDOC Conference (EDOC 2007)
''The Enterprise Computing Conference''
http://edoc.mitre.org/

15-19 October 2007, Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Selected papers accepted to the workshop to be invited for a special issue in
Elsevier's ISI-indexed Information Systems journal
http://www.elsevier.com/locate/infosys/

Workshop Overview

Vocabularies, ontologies, and business rules are key components of a
model-driven approach to enterprise computing in a networked economy.
VORTE 2007 is the third workshop associated with an EDOC conference that
intends to bring together researchers and practitioners in areas such as
philosophical ontology, enterprise modelling, information systems, Semantic Web,
Model-Driven Architecture (MDA), business rules, and business processes. The
goal of the workshop is to discuss the role that foundational and domain
ontologies play in the conceptual development and implementation of next
generation tools for enterprise computing. Since enterprise vocabularies and
ontologies, as well as business rules do not exist in isolation but serve to
support business processes, this year we are planning to put special emphasis on
business process modelling and management.

Themes and Topics

The workshop contributions will be organized along three major thematic areas,
under which the following topics of interest will be included, but not limited to:

Conceptual Modelling:
- Business Vocabularies, Terminologies, and Taxonomies
- Ontological Approaches to Content and Knowledge Management
- Enterprise Information Integration and Interoperability
- Service Taxonomies and Service Registries (for example, UDDI-related research)
- Ontological Foundations for Conceptual Modelling
- Languages for Conceptual Modelling (for example, OWL and UML)
- Agent-Oriented Conceptual Modelling
Business Rules and Business Process Semantics:
- Semantic Web Services
- Service Ontologies (for example, research related to OWL-S)
- Business Rule Languages and Components
- Rule-based Approaches to Web Service Policies and Choreographies
- Ontologies for Business Process Management
- Agent-based Business Rule and Process Management
- Business Process Modelling and Execution Languages (for example, BPMN and BPML)
Ontologies for Enterprise Computing:
- Foundational Ontologies and Enterprise Computing
- Ontological Evaluation of Enterprise Systems
- Ontologies for Interoperability of Enterprise Systems
- Ontology-based Enterprise Architectures
- Ontology-based Software Engineering for Enterprises
- Enterprise Components' Modelling
Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) approaches to Enterprise Computing:
- Modelling and Architecture Frameworks
- Domain Engineering
- Domain-specific Business Information and System Engineering
- Transformation between MDA layers

Submission Guidelines

All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the program
committee. Submissions should be 6 to 8 pages long and must use the two-column
format of IEEE conference proceedings, which is referenced on the workshop's web
site, and include the authors' name, affiliation, and contact details. Papers
must be submitted in the PDF format using EasyChair at
http://www.easychair.org/VORTE2007. Authors will be notified about the decision
by the program committee by the 11th of August 2007. At least one author of each
accepted paper must participate in the workshop. The papers accepted for the
EDOC 2007 Workshops will be published after the workshop with its own ISBN in
the IEEE Digital Library (pending approval by IEEE), which is accessible by IEEE
Xplore.

Journal Special Issue

A selection of the best papers accepted to the workshop and presented
there will be invited to the special issue of Elsevier ISI-indexed Information
Systems journal (subject to the second round of peer-review).

Important Dates

Paper submission: July, 7 2007
Author notifications: August 11, 2007
Camera-ready: August 20, 2007
Workshop: October 15, 2007

Workshop Chairs

Kuldar Taveter

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
The University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Dragan Gasevic

School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University, Canada
School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University
(SFU), Canada

Steering Committee

Giancarlo Guizzardi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA), ISTC-CNR,
Trento, Italy

Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany

Program Committee

Uwe Assmann, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Christoph Bussler, BEA Systems, Inc., USA
Robert Colomb, The University of Queensland, Australia
Oscar Corcho, University of Manchester, UK
Jens Dietrich, Massey University, New Zealand
Joerg Evermann, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand
Ricardo Falbo, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
Fred Fonseca, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Fred Freitas, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Aldo Gangemi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Italy
Adrian Giurca, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany
Hele-Mai Haav, Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn University of
Technology, Estonia
Terry Halpin, Neumont University, USA
Martin Hepp, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Heinrich Herre, University of Leipzig, Germany
Mustafa Jarrar, STARLAB, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Pericles Loucopoulos, Loughborough University, UK
Andrey Naumenko, Triune Continuum Enterprise, Switzerland
Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
Oscar Pastor, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Paula Patranjan, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany
Luís Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Peter Rittgen, University of Borås, Sweden
Christophe Roche, University of Savoie, France
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Marcus Spies, University of Munich, Germany
York Sure, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Andre Valente, Knowledge Systems Ventures, USA
Csaba Veres, The Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia

Contact

To contact the workshop organizers, please send an e-mail to
vorte2007easychair.org





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