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  1. ECAI92 Vienna Conference Service, *** ECAI92: Second Call For Papers ***
  2. , COMPUTERS IN AFRICAN TEXTOLOGY AND LINGUISTICS
  3. , Re: 2.844 Conferences

Message 1: *** ECAI92: Second Call For Papers ***

Date: Mon, 9 Dec 91 19:19:51 MET
From: ECAI92 Vienna Conference Service <ecai92ai.univie.ac.at>
Subject: *** ECAI92: Second Call For Papers ***
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 2nd CALL FOR PAPERS - ECAI92 - 2nd CALL FOR PAPERS - ECAI92 - VIENNA
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 2nd CALL FOR PAPERS
 10th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 92)
 August 3-7, 1992, Vienna, Austria
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: January 17, 1992
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.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
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 Submitted papers must be unpublished,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 topics, and the
category long or short. Papers should be printed on A4 or 8.5" x 11"
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.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
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
 psychology)
- 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,
 cooperation)
- 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)
- 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).
PROGRAMME CHAIRPERSON
Papers, workshop proposals and all inquiries regarding the programme
should be sent to the Programme Chairperson:
 Prof. Bernd Neumann
 FB Informatik
 University of Hamburg
 Bodenstedtstr.16
 D-W-2000 Hamburg 50
 Germany
 Tel: +49(40)4123-6130
 Fax: +49(40)4123-6530
 Email: neumannrz.informatik.uni-hamburg.dbp.de
THE CONFERENCE
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.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Mon-Tue (Aug 3-4): Tutorials and Workshops
Wed-Fri (Aug 5-7): Invited Talks, Paper Presentations, Survey Sessions
Tue-Fri (Aug 4-7): Industrial Exhibition
CONFERENCE FEES
(in Austrian Schillings, approx. 14 AS = 1 ECU, 12 AS = 1 US$)
 early late on-site
Members of ECCAI member organizations 4.500,- 5.000,- 6.000,-
Non-Members 5.000,- 6.000,- 7.000,-
Students 1.500,- 2.000,- 2.500,-
HELP US TO KEEP YOU INFORMED
Fill out the attached form and return it to our conference office:
 ADV
 c/o ECAI92
 Trattnerhof 2
 A-1010 Vienna
 Austria
 Tel: +43(1)5330913-74, Fax: +43(1)5330913-77, Telex: 75311178 adv a
or by email to: ecai92ai.univie.ac.at
Yes, please send further information about the 10th European Conference
on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI92).
Name: ________________________________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________
 ________________________________________________________
 ________________________________________________________
 ________________________________________________________
 ________________________________________________________
I am a member of the following ECCAI member organization:
 o AEPIA (ES) o BAAI (BE) o NJSZT (HU)
 o AFCET (FR) o BAIA (BG) o NVKI (NL)
 o AFIA (FR) o CSC (CS) o OGAI (AT)
 o AIAI (IE) o DAIS (DK) o SAIS (SE)
 o AIIA (IT) o FAIS (FI) o SCAI (SU)
 o AISB (UK) o GI (DE) o SGAICO (CH)
 o APPIA (PT) o IAAI (IL) o SKS (CS)
 o ARC (FR) o NAIS (NO) o YUGAI (YU)
 o none
 Date: ________________ Signature: _____________________________
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Message 2: COMPUTERS IN AFRICAN TEXTOLOGY AND LINGUISTICS

Date: Mon, 09 Dec 91 17:05:24 CET
From: <ORIENTUWPLEARN.bitnet>
Subject: COMPUTERS IN AFRICAN TEXTOLOGY AND LINGUISTICS
 CATALYSIS 1992
 COMPUTERS IN AFRICAN TEXTOLOGY AND LINGUISTICS
 - SUMMER INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, WARSAW, JUNE 1992
 Polish Association of African Studies, jointly with the
Department of African Languages and Cultures, Warsaw Universi-
ty intends to organise in June 1992 an international workshop
"Computers in African Textology and Linguistics - Summer
International School" - hence CATALYSIS 92. Its general aim is
to catalyze research and West-East-South cooperation of
researchers working in various fields of human sciences rela-
ted to Africa - by popularizing the use of computer aided
research methods and computerized communication networks. In
particular, the tasks for CATALYSIS 92 are:
i) training of academic staff, graduate and postgraduate
students (primarily but not exclusively from Poland and from
other Central/East European countries) in using computer aided
research methods in the study and/or in the processing of
African texts (literature, oral tradition, history etc.) as
well as in the study of African languages; demonstration of
different types of software and of its concrete applications
ii) collecting/acquiring relevant software and written
documentation; elaboration of an inventory of the most
interesting software products and of current projects which
illustrate its application
iii) elaboration of teaching materials for future CATALYSIS
sessions.
iv) setting up joint research projects and/or coordination of
existing ones of similar nature.
CATALYSIS 92 sessions will cover a wide range of applications
for computer sciences which can be carried out on IBM PC
and/or Apple McIntosh machines and compatibles, such as (exam-
ples):
- font designing (concrete illustrations of software for
 phonetic, Arabic, Ethiopian, Egyptian, etc. scripts),
- lexicography (Shoebox)
- lexicostatistics ( Wordsurv, Lexistat)
- text analysis (TA)
- morphological (AINI for Swahili), and syntactic parsing
- language data banks (e.g. Cite des Langues du Monde project)
- linguistic cartography
- text concordances & interlinear text glossing (Shoebox)
- kinship systems charts, familly genealogies, prosopography,
 etc.
Demonstrations of software products related to computer aided
language teaching (including literacy work) may also be inclu-
ded.
The content, time distribution and duration of CATALYSIS 1992,
as well as the number of moderators and trainees to be envol-
ved in this workshop (up to 25 people) will depend on the
support in staff, finance, soft- and hardware which the orga-
nizers expect to get from national and foreign institutions.
Preliminary plan foresees two variants:
A - intensive workshop, programme condensed in 40-48 hours (5-
6 days, 8 hours per day) mainly devoted to software demonstra-
tion and discussion, with practical learning much reduced
B - regular course, 60 hours (i.e. 6 hours x 10 working days)
in the span of 12-14 days.
In both cases the workshop/course will take place in the
second half of June 92 and the venue will be the Warsaw Uni-
versity.
Costs of travel, accommodation, food, will not be covered by
the organizers and there will be conference fees (amount to be
determined). The organizers will approach various institutions
for subventions which would enable reducing the costs for
invited contributors and, possibly, for other participants.
At this preliminary stage and by this announcement, we intend
to test the interest for such an idea among potential partici-
pants and potential sponsors, define the approximative number
of participants (contributors and trainees), register their
names and addresses, apply for funds, gather your suggestions
concerning the programme.
We will keep you informed about the progress in preparation of
the workshop.
Contact:
dr Eugeniusz Rzewuski (linguistics) <RZEWUSKIPLEARN.BITNET>
dr Janusz Krzywicki (other human sc.) <JKRZYWICPLEARN.BITNET>
Warsaw University
Institute of Oriental Studies
Department of African Languages and Cultures
00-927 Warszawa 64, Poland
e-mail: ORIENTUWPLEARN.BITNET
phone: (48-22) 263683; home: (48-22) 177812
fax: (48-22) 267520
telex: 815439 uw pl
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Message 3: Re: 2.844 Conferences

Date: Wed, 11 Dec 91 14:31:33 GMT
From: <CALDASCRibm3090.computer-centre.birmingham.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: 2.844 Conferences
conference on forensic linguistics at Birmingham UK March 20th-22nd
contact Dr Malcolm Coulthard School of English Univ Bham B15 2TT
fax 021.414.5668
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