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Wed 03 Aug 1994

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  1. Cecilia Kullman, Final Call - ICCS'94

Message 1: Final Call - ICCS'94

Date: Wed, 03 Aug 1994 09:08:12 Final Call - ICCS'94
From: Cecilia Kullman <ceciliaumiacs.UMD.EDU>
Subject: Final Call - ICCS'94

 Second International Conference on

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

 10th Anniversary Meeting

Conceptual graphs (cgs) comprise a representational language which
consists of a logic with a graph notation. It integrates several
features from semantic net and frame representations. Research
teams around the world are working on the application and extension
of cgs theory in many domains. This conference is the forum in which
cgs researchers report their progress. Domains featured this year are
natural language understanding, database modeling, and knowledge
representation for expert systems. Also, the conference will support
three special interest workshops: PEIRCE: A Conceptual Graph Workbench;
Knowledge Acquisition Using Conceptual Graph Theory; and Deep Knowledge
Enterprise Modeling.


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
 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
 1:30 - 2:30 Session 2
 3:00 - 4:30 Session 3
 4:30 - 5:30 Panel Discussion
 5:30 Reception

Wednesday, August 17
 8:00 - 9:00 Registration
 9:00 - 10:30 Session 4
 11:00 - 12:00 Invited Talk - Pat Hayes
 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
 1:30 - 2:30 Session 5
 3:00 - 5:00 Session 6
 5:30 Buffet Reception

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

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: Deep Knowledge
 Enterprise Modeling


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

Pay 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"


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

PEIRCE is an international project, the purpose of which is to
integrate conceptual graph tool and application development.
We shall discuss implementation techniques for conceptual graphs,
including databases, programs, language standards, workbench programming
standards, dictionaries, and graphical user interfaces.
Applications and requirements for natural language processing,
information systems engineering, software engineering, and machine
learning will be included as well.

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

The major issues to be discussed at the workshop are when, how,
and where particular knowledge acquisition paradigms work successfully.
Consequently, this discussion will focus on the prototypical knowledge
structures requisite for the knowledge acquisition process, the
cgs operators, and the different knowledge-processing activities that
will enable the encoding of the domain knowledge into knowledge base
systems. A better understanding of "when," "how," and "where" questions
will no doubt help to lay a solid foundation for development of new
knowledge acquisition paradigms based on conceptual graph theory.

3. Deep Knowledge Enterprise Modeling
Chairperson: A. Bejan (USA)
Co-organizer: Michel Wermelinger (Portugal)

The purpose of the Deep Knowledge Enterprise Modeling
Workshop is to investigate the formalization, storage and management
of knowledge for enterprise models. Conceptual graphs are
attractive due to their semantic power, ease of use, and
processability, but other systems of logic are also interesting.
Participants will debate any method or technique that may bring
a solution to the next generation enterprise information
modeling tools.


The conference facility is the Inn and Conference Center at the
University or Maryland. Rooms are $69 for single and $89 for
double occupancy. To make a room reservation at the Inn
and Conference Center, please call 301-985-7310.
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.


For further information please contact Cecilia Kullman at


Name: ___________________________________________________

Affiliation: ________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________


Telephone: ___________________________

Fax: ________________________________

e-mail: ______________________________

___ $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: $________________

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

Johanna Weinstein
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742, USA
Tel.: (301) 405-6722. Fax: (301) 314-9658
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