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Date: Wed, 01 Jun 1994 17:18:46 -0400
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 Second Notice

 Second International Conference on
 CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURES
 ICCS'94

 August 16-20, 1994
 University of Maryland
 College Park, MD, USA

 ADVANCE PROGRAM - HIGHLIGHTS
 10th Anniversary Meeting

 WELCOME TO ICCS'94

This year we will celebrate the tenth anniversary of "Conceptual Structures"
(Sowa, 1984) and ten years of conceptual graphs (cgs) development in
both theory and application. Outstanding speakers will give a retrospective
of the last ten years and their views on the future. A selection of
quality papers will be presented covering, among other subjects,
general problem solving, knowledge engineering, natural language
understanding, formal languages and contexts.

We anticipate that ICCS'94 will be an event you will not want to miss.
In line with our focus on future development, we shall place special
emphasis on student and first-time participants. We look forward to
welcoming you to the Washington area.

 Honorary Chair
 John F. Sowa
 State Univ. of New York
 sowaturing.pacss.binghamton.edu

General Chair Program Chair European Co-ordinator
Judith P. Dick William Tepfenhart Pavel Kocura
Univ. of Maryland AT&T Bell Labs Loughborough Univ. of Techn
dickglue.umd.edu billviolin.att.com P.Kocuralut.ac.uk

Peirce Workshop Chair Knowledge Acquis Chair Enterprise Modeling Chair
Gerard Ellis Dickson Lukose Alex Bejan
Univ. of Queensland Univ. of N. England IBM, Boca Raton FL
gedcs.uq.oz.au lukosepeirce.une.edu.au alex_bejanvnet.ibm.com

 INVITED TALKS

EILEEN WAY, SUNY at Binghamton
"Conceptual Graphs - Past, Present, and Future"

PAT HAYES, Beckman Institute, Urbana, Ill.
"Aristotelian and Platonic Views of Knowledge Representation"

JACK MINKER, University of Maryland at College Park
"Deductive Databases - A Retrospective"

JOHN F. SOWA, SUNY at Binghamton
"Representations of Representations"

 CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Tuesday, August 16
 8:00 - 9:00 Registration
 9:00 - 9:30 Welcome Address
 9:30 - 10:30 Opening Address - Eileen Way
 11:00 - 12:00 Session 1: Rational Problem Solving
 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
 1:30 - 2:30 Session 2: Natural Language I
 3:00 - 4:30 Session 3: Natural Language II
 4:30 - 5:30 Panel Discussion
 5:30 Opening Reception

Wednesday, August 17
 8:00 - 9:00 Registration
 9:00 - 10:30 Session 4: Knowledge Representation and Applications
 11:00 - 12:00 Invited Talk - Pat Hayes
 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
 1:30 - 2:30 Session 5: Conceptual Graph Theory
 3:00 - 5:00 Session 6: Contexts and Canons

Thursday, August 18
 8:00 - 9:00 Registration/Officers Meeting
 9:00 - 10:30 Session 7: Data Modeling
 11:00 - 12:00 Invited Talk - Jack Minker
 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
 1:30 - 3:00 Session 8: Conceptual Graphs and Data Conceptual Model
 3:30 - 4:30 Closing Address - John Sowa
 4:30 - 5:00 General Meeting
 5:30 Final Reception

Friday, August 19
 8:00 - 9:00 Registration
 9:00 - 5:00 Workshop: Third PEIRCE Workshop:
 A Conceptual Graph Workbench
 9:00 - 5:00 Workshop: Knowledge Acquisition
 Using Conceptual Graph Theory

Saturday, August 20
 8:00 - 9:00 Registration
 9:00 - 5:00 Workshop: Third PEIRCE Workshop:
 A Conceptual Graph Workbench
 9:00 - 5:00 Workshop: Deep Knowledge
 Enterprise Modeling

 WORKSHOPS

Third PEIRCE Workshop: A Conceptual Graph Workbench
Chairperson: G. Ellis (Australia)

Knowledge Acquisition Using Conceptual Graph Theory
Chairperson: D. Lukose (Australia)

Deep Knowledge Enterprise Modeling
Chairperson: A. Bejan (USA)


 CONFERENCE LOCATION

ICCS'94 will be held at the Inn and Conference Center at the University
of Maryland, College Park.

Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport is closest to the
Conference Center. There is a BWI Shuttle bus service available
at the airport, which will arrange for transit to your destination.
The charge is $16. Telephone: 301-441-3108.

Service is available as well from Dulles International (IAD) Airport
and Washington National (DCA) Airport. The AERO Shuttle van services
all three airports. The charge for door-to-door service to UMCP
is $25 per single person from BWI and DCA and $45 from IAD.
Telephone: 301-441-8267.

If you have further questions about location or accommodations,
please write Ceciliaumiacs.umd.edu.

 ACCOMMODATIONS

The conference facility is the Inn and Conference Center at the
University or Maryland. To make a room reservation at the Inn
and Conference Center, please use the registration form on the
next page. Additional rooms are available at the Greenbelt
Marriott at $97 - $112 for a regular room and $107 - $122 for
an upgraded concierge room. Marriott Reservations: (301) 441-3700.
Quality Inn has rooms for $44 - $49. Please ask for University of
Maryland rates. Quality Inn Reservations: (301) 864-5820.
Reservations at these facilities should be made directly.

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 ICCS'94 REGISTRATION FORM

Name: ___________________________________________________

Affiliation: ________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

Telephone: ___________________________

Tax: ________________________________

e-mail: ______________________________

Please indicate which event(s) for which you are registering.
Workshop registrants need not register for the Conference unless
they wish to do so.

___ $325 Conference fee (excl. workshops) before 7/15/94
___ $370 Conference fee (excl. workshops) after 7/15/94
___ $125 Student fee (excl. workshops) before 7/15/94
___ $175 Student fee (excl. workshops) after 7/15/94
___ $50 PEIRCE Workshop
___ $40 PEIRCE Workshop, student
___ $35 Knowledge Acquisition Workshop
___ $25 Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, student
___ $35 Enterprise Modeling Workshop
___ $25 Enterprise Modeling Workshop, student

Amount Enclosed: $________________

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO "UMIACS-ICCS'94."
Conference fee includes proceedings and receptions.

Payment must accompany the registration form. Checks must be
in US dollars only and payable to "UMIACS-ICCS'94." Please do not send cash.
CREDIT CARDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Students must provide a copy of
a student I.D. card or a letter from an advisor for proof of student
status.

RETURN BY JULY 15, 1994 TO:
Johanna Weinstein
UMIACS
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742, USA
Tel.: (301) 405-6722. Fax: (301) 314-9658
e-mail: johannaumiacs.umd.edu

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 HOTEL RESERVATION FORM
 ICCS'94
 August 16-20, 1994
 The Inn and Conference Center
 University of Maryland University College

Please reserve the following accommodations:

___ $69 Single Occupancy

___ $84 Double Occupancy

Arrival Date: ____________

Departure Date: ____________

___ Smoking ___ Non-smoking

___ Deposit check enclosed in the amount of $ ____________

___ Credit card guarantee:

 Credit card number: _____________________________

 Credit card expiration date: ____________

 Signature: ________________________________

Name: ___________________________________________

Affiliation: _________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________

__________________________________________________

Telephone: _________________________________________

Fax: ______________________________________________

Rates are per room per night. All rates are subject to a 5% occupancy
tax. All reservations must be accompanied by a deposit of one night's
room rate plus tax, or a credit card guarantee. Guaranteed reservations
will be held until 6:00 a.m. the following day. Reservations not canceled
prior to 6:00 p.m. on the arrival day will be charged one night's room rate
plus tax.

SEND BY JULY 15, 1994 TO:
Reservations
The Inn and Conference Center
University of Maryland University College
College Park, MD 20742, USA
Tel.: (301) 985-7310, Fax: (301) 985-7445
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