LINGUIST List 4.1044

Mon 13 Dec 1993

Calls: ICCS'94 Final Call for Papers

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  1. Cecilia Kullman, ICCS'94 Final Call for Papers

Message 1: ICCS'94 Final Call for Papers

Date: Thu, 09 Dec 1993 08:54:42 ICCS'94 Final Call for Papers
From: Cecilia Kullman <ceciliaumiacs.UMD.EDU>
Subject: ICCS'94 Final Call for Papers




 August 16 - 20, 1994

 University of Maryland - College Park, MD.

Conceptual graphs are a logic-based formalism for knowledge representation
based on the existential graphs of Charles S. Peirce and semantic networks.
ICCS'94 marks their tenth anniversary. Over the past ten years, they
have been widely used as a semantic representation for natural language and
as a graphic system of logic for expert systems, theorem provers, and database
design. Gains have been made in the storage and retrieval of DBMS information
coupled with knowledge-based system problem solving capability.

Researchers have developed a software base and continue to build upon it.
A workshop devoted to conceptual graphs software will follow the conference,
along with a workshop on enterprise modeling. Successful implementations
include: rule-based systems, database systems, knowledge-based systems,
knowledge engineering tools, enterprise modeling, management information
systems, conceptual information retrieval and natural language applications,
among others.

Conceptual graphs are being proposed as a basis for the normative language
for conceptual schemas by the ANSI X3H4 Committee on Information Resource
Dictionary Systems.

We encourage the submission of position papers in cognitive science
regarding conceptualization, the formation of conceptual structures
and conceptual modeling using conceptual graphs. ICCS'94 is the forum for
discussion which will influence the direction of conceptual graphs development
during the second, crucial decade.


Papers are invited on any aspect concept analysis, representation, or
manipulation involving conceptual graphs.


Technical developments

Natural language understanding


Graph notation


Authors are requested to submit five (5) copies of each paper along
with an abstract of approximately 20 lines and a list of short
phrases descriptive of the content. Each paper may not exceed 5,000 words
and should have a title page which includes names, addresses, telephone
numbers, FAX numbers and e-mail addresses. Shorter, substantive papers will
be welcome. All papers must be double-spaced. Papers are to be
submitted by December 15, 1993 to:

 A. V. Williams Building
 University of Maryland
 College Park, MD 20742,


Submission deadline December 15, 1993.
Notification of acceptance March 1, 1994
Camera-ready copy April 15, 1994


Two workshops will be held in conjunction with the Conference and information
concerning those programs will be issued at a later date.

PIERCE Workshop Chair Gerard Ellis August 19th-20th.

ENTERPRISE MODELING Workshop Chair Alex Bejan August 19th. afternoon.


Honorary Chair:
John F. Sowa, State Univ. of New York,

General Chair:
Judith P. Dick, Univ. of Maryland,

Program Committee Chairs:
Pavel Kocura, Loughborough Univ. of Technology
William Tepfenhart, AT&T Bell Laboratories

Program Committee:
Alex Bejan
Barbara Brunson
Michael Chein
Peter Creasy
Veronica Dahl
Bonnie Dorr
John Eddy
Bruno Emond
John Esch
Jean Fargues
Tim Finin
Norman Foo
Helen Gigley
James Hampton
John Heaton
Jim Hendler
Graeme Hirst
Fritz Lehman
Guy Mineau
Bernard Moulin
M.L. Mugnier
Sung Myaeng
Peter Oehrstroem
Ghassan Qada
Stephen Regoczei
Doug Skuce
Dagobert Soergel
Eileen Way
Amy Weinberg
M.H. Williams


ICCS'94 will be held at the Center for Adult Education of the University of
Maryland at College Park. The College Park campus is within the boundary of
Metropolitan Washington, within the Beltway. Participants are invited
to enjoy the advantages of proximity to the nation's capital, The Smithsonian
Institution and other items of interest. Baltimore, Annapolis and the
Chesapeake Bay are within easy travel distance. Also, our famous Maryland
crabs will be in season in August.
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