LINGUIST List 2.235

Friday, 17 May 1991

Confs: German & HPSG, Lang in the Andes, ECAI'92

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  1. Andreas Kathol, Workshop on German & HPSG
  2. Peter Cole, Conference on language, Language Policy and Education in the Andes
  3. paolo petta, *** ECAI'92 *** CALL FOR PAPERS (plain text version)

Message 1: Workshop on German & HPSG

Date: Wed, 15 May 91 15:20:37 EDT
From: Andreas Kathol <>
Subject: Workshop on German & HPSG
 Workshop on German & HPSG 

The DISCO project will hold an informal workshop on HPSG and German on 
Aug. 8th and 9th in Saarbruecken (immediately before the Summer School in
Logic, Language and Information - 12-23.Aug. also in Saarbruecken). 

Focus: the linguistic description of German in HPSG. Talks on related
topics (e.g. processing, alternative models in comparison to HPSG)
are also welcome, but the primary focus will be on linguistic 
description---including syntax, semantics, and lexicon. 

Format: small, informal workshop. Participants limited to 40 (but
we don't expect this to exclude interested participants). We suggest
talks of 40 min, followed by 20 min discussions. (Please indicate 
in an abstract if your contribution would require different 

Preliminary schedule: The following researchers have promised talks
on HPSG and German:

 Carl Pollard, The Ohio State University
 Tibor Kiss, IBM Corporation
 Klaus Netter, DFKI (German AI Center)
 John Nerbonne, DFKI

Financing: This is a low-budget operation. We hope that researchers
planning to attend the summer school will try to include this workshop.

Publication: No definite plans here, but we will investigate modes of
fairly quick (and unrefereed) publication, which can be decided on at
the workshop.

To deliver a talk: please submit an abstract of 200-500 wd. Indicate
your time requirements should they differ from the suggested 40 min.

To attend (otherwise): please sketch your interest briefly, including
reference to work on HPSG and/or German grammar.

All potential attendees: Please send abstracts or expressions of interest
by 15.June. We shall try to respond by 1.July. Abstracts per email are
hugely preferred; please include a return (email) address in any case.
(We shall accept non email submissions, but your cooperation will be 
greatly appreciated.)

With salutations from the {\it in statu nascendi} program committee,

 John Nerbonne,
 Universitaet des Saarlandes
 Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
 D-66 Saarbruecken 11

 phone (0681) 302 5300 
 fax 5341
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Message 2: Conference on language, Language Policy and Education in the Andes

Date: Mon, 13 May 91 12:28:24 EDT
From: Peter Cole <AXR00786%UDELVM.bitnetVTVM2.CC.VT.EDU>
Subject: Conference on language, Language Policy and Education in the Andes
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Call For Papers

The conference will be held October 28, 29 and 30, 1991. The themes will be
1) the structure of the indigenous languages of the region, especially Quechua
and Aymara; 2) the structure of the Spanish of the Andean region; 3) the
sociolinguistics of language use in the region; 4) national language policy
in the region.

The officical languages of the conference will be Spanish and English. Papers
will be either 20 or 45 minutes. Please indicate the time you need.

A volume will be published with selected papers from the conference. The
conference will be held in conjunction with the North East Linguistic
Society (NELS) meeting at the University of Delaware (Oct. 25-27, 1991).

of Linguistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711-2551, USA.
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Message 3: *** ECAI'92 *** CALL FOR PAPERS (plain text version)

Date: Tue, 14 May 91 15:48:58 +0200
From: paolo petta <>
Subject: *** ECAI'92 *** CALL FOR PAPERS (plain text version)



 10th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 92)

 August 3-7, 1992, Vienna, Austria

The European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) is the
European forum for scientific exchange and presentation of AI research.
The aim of the conference is to cover all aspects of AI research and to
bring together basic research and applied research. The Technical
Programme will include paper presentations, invited talks, panels,
workshops, and tutorials. The conference is designed to cover all
subfields of AI, including non-symbolic methods.

ECAIs are held in alternate years and are organized by the European
Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI). The 10th
ECAI in 1992 will be hosted by the Austrian Society for Artificial
Intelligence (OGAI). The conference will take place at the Vienna
University of Economics and Business Administration.


You are invited to submit an original research paper on any of the
following subjects:

- Automated Reasoning (e.g. automatic programming, reasoning with
 uncertainty, theorem proving, constraint satisfaction, logic
 programming, search)
- Cognitive Modeling (e.g. models for human problem solving and
 information processing, memory models, computational theories in
- Connectionist and PDP Models for AI (e.g. connectionist architectures,
 connectionist learning, neural networks applications)
- Distributed AI and Multiagent Systems (e.g. distributed problem
 solving, distributed resource allocation, communication,
- Enabling Technology and Systems (e.g. machine architectures, AI
 computer languages, tools for AI system development)
- Integrated Systems (e.g. integrating several AI components, embedded
 AI, integrating AI and conventional systems)
- Knowledge Representation (e.g. terminological knowledge, nonmonotonic
 logic, foundations of temporal, causal and spatial reasoning,
 abduction, common sense, complexity of reasoning)
- Machine Learning (e.g. inductive learning, knowledge intensive
 learning, discovery, concept formation)
- Natural Language (e.g. text generation and understanding, speech
 understanding, syntax, semantics, discourse, representation issues,
 NL system architecture)
- Philosophical Foundations (e.g. philosophy of mind, functionalism and
 AI, epistemological foundations)
- Planning, Scheduling, and Reasoning about Actions (e.g. temporal and
 causal reasoning for planning, task scheduling, plan recognition,
 resource allocation)
- Principles of AI Applications (e.g. generic applications, expert
 system design, tutoring systems, knowledge acquisition, case-based
- Reasoning about Physical Systems (e.g. modeling, model-based
 simulation, qualitative reasoning, diagnosis, design, monitoring,
 applications of causal, temporal and spatial reasoning for
 engineering, scientific, medical, economic problems)
- Robotics (e.g. connecting perception to action, sensor-motor systems,
 kinematics, navigation, grasping)
- Social, Economic, Legal, and Artistic Implications (e.g. AI scenarios,
 ethical issues, legal issues and responsibility, AI and music)
- User Interfaces (e.g. intelligent graphical interfaces, natural
 language front ends, user models, knowledge-based information
 presentation, artificial reality)
- Verification, Validation & Test of Knowledge-Based Systems (e.g.
 improving and securing consistency, completeness, reliability)
- Vision and Signal Understanding (e.g. vision and perception in
 biological and technical systems, sensor interpretation,
 intelligent signal interpretation)


Authors are requested to submit to the Programme Chairperson 5 copies of
papers written in English in hardcopy format (electronic and fax
submissions will not be accepted). Submitted papers must be unpublished,
original work and substantially different from papers currently under
review. They must not be submitted elsewhere before notification date.
This restriction does not apply to workshops and similar specialized
presentations with a limited audience.

Papers can be either long papers (completed research: maximum 5000 words
/ 10 single-spaced pages) or short papers (ongoing research: maximum
2000 words / 4 pages). Each full page of figures counts as 500 words.
Each paper should contain an abstract (maximum 200 words). A separate
title page should include the title, the name(s) of the author(s),
complete address(es), the specification of one of the above topics, and
the category long or short. Papers should be printed on A4 or 8.5"x11"
sized paper in letter quality print, with 12 point type (10 chars/inch
on typewriter).

Work described in an accepted paper may also be illustrated with a
videotape or a demo. Special sessions will be scheduled for video
presentations and demos. Authors wishing to show a videotape or a demo
should specify the duration and the requirements of the videotape/demo
when submitting their paper for review.


Papers must be received by the Programme Chairperson before January 17,
1992. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by April 1,
1992. Final camera-ready papers must be received by May 15, 1992.


Workshops are welcome at ECAI 92. They will give participants the
opportunity to discuss specific technical topics in a small, informal
environment, which encourages interaction and exchange of ideas.
Workshop proposals should be sent to the Programme Chairperson as soon
as possible, but not later than January 17, 1992. Workshop proposals
should contain a brief description of the workshop and the technical
issues addressed, a preliminary schedule, and the names and addresses
(postal, phone, fax, e-mail) of the Organizing Committee of the
workshop. The proposals will be reviewed and the organizers will be
notified not later than February 28, 1992. The organizers are
responsible for producing a call for participation, for reviewing
requests to participate and for scheduling the workshop activities
within the constraints set by the conference organizers. Workshops will
be scheduled outside the main technical programme.


A prize for the best paper as determined by the Programme Committee will
be awarded; the Digital Equipment Prize will also be awarded at ECAI 92.


Papers, workshop proposals and all inquiries regarding the programme
should be sent to the Programme Chairperson:
 Prof. Bernd Neumann
 FB Informatik
 University of Hamburg
 D-W-2000 Hamburg 50


Luigia Carlucci Aiello, Italy Ramon Lopez de Mantaras, Spain
Giuseppe Attardi, Italy David Makinson, France
Wolfgang Bibel, Germany Robert Milne, United Kingdom
Mike Brady, United Kingdom Katharina Morik, Germany
Ivan Bratko, Yugoslavia Bernhard Nebel, Germany
Alan R. Bundy, United Kingdom Wolfgang Nejdl, Austria
Stephan Busemann, Germany Erkki Oja, Finland
Rolf Eckmiller, Germany Eugenio Oliveira, Portugal
Jan-Olof Eklundh, Sweden Domenico Parisi, Italy
Boi Faltings, Switzerland Radoslav Pavlov, Bulgaria
Olivier Faugeras, France Henri Prade, France
Francoise Fogelman-Soulie, France Peter Raulefs, USA
Christian Freksa, Germany Graeme D. Ritchie, United Kingdom
Peter Gardenfors, Sweden Lorenza Saitta, Italy
Volker Haarslev, Germany Erik Sandewall, Sweden
Eva Hajicova, Czechoslovakia Aaron Sloman, United Kingdom
Werner Horn, Austria Karen Sparck-Jones, United Kingdom
Gerard Kempen, The Netherlands Sam Steel, United Kingdom
Dietrich Koch, Germany Luc Steels, Belgium
Yves Kodratoff, France Pietro Torasso, Italy
Jan Koenderink, The Netherlands Robert Trappl, Austria
Jean-Pierre Laurent, France Enn Tyugu, USSR
Maurizio Lenzerini, Italy


ECAI 92 will present a set of tutorials which will focus both on AI
topics from the practical perspective and on topics about emerging AI
technologies. All inquiries regarding tutorials should be directed to
the Tutorial Chairperson, Werner Horn, Austrian Research Institute for
Artificial Intelligence, Schottengasse 3, A-1010 Vienna, Austria (tel:
+43-1-53532810, fax: +43-1-630652, email: wernerai-vie.uucp).

For inquiries about registration (scientific programme and tutorials),
accommodation and other local arrangements you should contact the 
ECAI92 Conference Office, ADV, Trattnerhof 2, A-1010 Vienna, Austria
(tel: +43-1-5330913-74, fax: +43-1-5330913-77, telex: 75311178 adv a).

All inquiries regarding other activities should be directed to the Local
Arrangements Chairperson, Johannes Retti, Siemens AG, Abt.EK4,
Goellnergasse 15, A-1030 Vienna, Austria (tel: +43-1-71711-5030, fax:
+43-1-71711-5120, email: 

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