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LINGUIST List 19.898

Mon Mar 17 2008

Calls: Computational Ling/USA; General Ling/Australia

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <okkilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Chengcui Zhang, Conference on Information Reuse and Integration
        2.    Maria Herke, 35th International Systemic Functional Congress

Message 1: Conference on Information Reuse and Integration
Date: 17-Mar-2008
From: Chengcui Zhang <ieeeauthorscis.uab.edu>
Subject: Conference on Information Reuse and Integration
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Full Title: Conference on Information Reuse and Integration
Short Title: IEEE IRI-2008

Date: 13-Jul-2008 - 15-Jul-2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Contact Person: Chengcui Zhang
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://iri2008.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 18-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

The 2008 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI-2008)

Sponsored by: The IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society

July 13-15, 2008
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, USA


Call for Papers

The increasing volumes and dimensions of information have dramatic impact on effective decision-making. To remedy this situation, Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) seeks to maximize the reuse of information by creating simple, rich, and reusable knowledge representations and consequently explores strategies for integrating this knowledge into legacy systems. IRI plays a pivotal role in the capture, representation, maintenance, integration, validation, and extrapolation of information; and applies both information and knowledge for enhancing decision-making in various application domains. This conference explores three major tracks: information reuse, information integration, and reusable systems. Information reuse considers optimizing representation methodologies; information integration studies strategies for creatively applying models in novel domains; and reusable systems focus on ontological opportunities for deploying models and corresponding processes.

The IEEE IRI conference serves as a forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to present, discuss, and exchange ideas that address real-world problems with real-world solutions. The conference feature contributed and invited papers. Theoretical and applied papers are both included. The conference program will include special sessions, open forum workshops, and keynote speeches. A forum will be conducted with the intent of bridging IRI and Systems of Systems and why the future of intelligent computing - including computing applications - will lie at the juxtaposition of these two topical areas. The best papers from IRI 2008 will be invited to submit extended versions to a special issue of the Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering Journal. The conference includes, but is not limited to, the areas listed below:
- Large Scale Data and System Integration
- Component-Based Design and Reuse
- Unifying Data Models (UML, XML, etc.) and Ontologies
- Database Integration
- Structured/Semi-structured Data
- Middleware & Web Services
- Reuse in Software Engineering
- Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
- Sensory and Information Fusion
- Reuse in Modeling & Simulation
- Automation, Integration and Reuse across Various Applications
- Information Security & Privacy
- Survivable Systems & Infrastructures
- AI & Decision Support Systems
- Heuristic Optimization and Search
- Knowledge Acquisition and Management
- Fuzzy and Neural Systems
- Soft Computing
- Evolutionary Computing
- Case-Based Reasoning
- Natural Language Understanding
- Knowledge Management and E-Government
- Command & Control Systems (C4ISR)
- Human-Machine Information Systems
- Space and Robotic Systems
- Biomedical & Healthcare Systems
- Homeland Security & Critical Infrastructure Protection
- Manufacturing Systems & Business Process Engineering
- Multimedia Systems
- Service-Oriented Architecture
- Autonomous Agents in Web-based Systems
- Information Integration in Grid Computing Environments
- Information Integration in Mobile Computing Environments
- Information Integration in Ubiquitous Computing Environments
- Systems of Systems
- Semantic Web and Emerging Applications
- Information Reuse, Integration and Sharing in Collaborative Environments

Instructions for Authors:
Papers reporting original and unpublished research results pertaining to the above and related topics are solicited. Full paper manuscripts must be in English of length 4 to 6 pages (using the IEEE two-column template). Submissions should include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), tel/fax numbers, abstract, and postal address(es) on the first page. Papers should be submitted at the conference web site: http://iri2008.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/. If web submission is not possible, manuscripts should be sent as an attachment via email to either of the Program Chairs (mailing address available on the conference website) on or before the deadline date of March 18, 2008. The attachment must be in .pdf (preferred) or word.doc format. The subject of the email must be IEEE IRI 2008 Submission.

Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Authors should certify that their papers represent substantially new work and are previously unpublished. Paper submission implies the intent of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.

Important Dates:
February 4, 2008: Workshop/Special session proposal
March 18, 2008: New paper submission deadline (FIRM)
TBA: Notification of acceptance
TBA: Camera-ready paper due
TBA: Presenting author registration due
June 9, 2008: Advance (discount) registration for general public and other co-author
June 30, 2008: Hotel reservation (special discount rate) closing date
July 13-15, 2008: Conference events

Orginizing Committee:
Honorary General Chair:
Lotfi Zadeh
Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA

General Chairs:
- Stuart Rubin
SPAWAR Systems Center, USA
- Shu-Ching Chen
Florida International University, USA

Program Chairs:
- Kang Zhang
University of Texas at Dallas, USA
- Reda Alhajj
University of Calgary, Canada

Program Vice-Chairs:
- Mei-Ling Shyu
University of Miami, USA
- Gary D. Boetticher
University of Houston Clear Lake

Workshop Chairs:
- Du Zhang
California State University, USA
- Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar
Florida Atlantic University, USA
- Eric Grgoire
Universit d'Artois, France

Publicity Chairs:
- Chengcui Zhang
- James B. D. Joshi
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Finance/Registration/Local Arrangement Chair:
- Suresh Vadhva
California State University, USA

Publications Chair:
- Min-Yuh Day
NTU, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Asian Liaison:
- Wen-Lian Hsu
Academia Sinica, Taiwan, R.O.C.
- Althea Liang Qianhui
SMU, Singapore

Industry/Canadian Liaison, Editor:
- June R. Massoud
Genesis Consulting Inc., Canada

Entertainment Chair:
- Louellen McCoy
SPAWAR Systems Center, USA

- Reda Alhajj
University of Calgary, Canada

Chengcui Zhang Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, USA 35294

Message 2: 35th International Systemic Functional Congress
Date: 16-Mar-2008
From: Maria Herke <mariahcmac.com>
Subject: 35th International Systemic Functional Congress
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Full Title: 35th International Systemic Functional Congress
Short Title: ISFC 2008

Date: 21-Jul-2008 - 25-Jul-2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact Person: Maria Herke
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://minerva.ling.mq.edu.au/isfc/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

35th International Systemic Functional Congress
21 - 25 July 2008
Hosted by Department of Linguistics,
Macquarie University

Call for Papers

We are delighted to call for contributions in the form of papers, workshops and colloquia to ISFC 2008, to be held at Macquarie University (http://www.mq.edu.au/), Sydney, Australia, 21-26 July 2008.
The Congress will be preceded by a Pre-ISFC seasonal (winter / summer) Institute, to be held at UNSW (the University of New South Wales; http://www.unsw.edu.au/), Sydney, Australia, 14-19 July, 2008.

''Voices around the World'', ISFC35:

Only 2 weeks left to add your voice to our exciting congress!

This year, the 35th ISFC will be hosted at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Once again, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to those who have already submitted abstracts for session papers, colloquia or workshops. We're still receiving the incoming abstracts, and so far we have received submissions from more than 26 countries representing regions all over the world. The abstracts represent innovative, cutting-edge research in thematic areas close to the hearts and heads of systemic functional linguists.

Remember, after you have received comments on your abstracts, you will have an opportunity to produce a short paper to be included in an electronic volume of refereed congress proceedings, which can then be developed, after the congress, into hard-copy thematic volumes. But, don't forget … you can't be published if you are not part of the congress!!

In addition to the publication, attendees at this year's congress will have the opportunity to become foundation members of a number of proposed 'research & resource networks' to be developed through the 35th ISFC.
If you would like to become involved in these innovative networks as well as have your research published in the proceedings, then it is essential you submit your abstract to us by the final deadline, March 31, 2008.
Please make sure not to miss this opportunity to add your voice to our exciting ''Voices around the World'' congress!

You will find guidelines for abstract structure and submission on the ISFC35 website:


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