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Calls: Interfaces in Linguistics, COMMON SENSE 96

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  2. Sasa Buvac, COMMON SENSE 96

Message 1: International Conference on Interfaces in Linguistics

Date: Tue, 16 May 1995 11:42:09 International Conference on Interfaces in Linguistics
From: Ana Martins <ulflanarcc.fc.ul.pt>
Subject: International Conference on Interfaces in Linguistics

 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERFACES IN LINGUISTICS

 Oporto, November 13th-17th, 1995

 CALL FOR PAPERS

Recent advances in Theoretical Linguistics impose an accurate discussion on
interfaces between levels of knowledge in the Grammar and levels of linguistic
knowledge and other components of the mind-brain. The Associacao Portuguesa de
Linguistica (APL) is organizing an International Conference mainly concerned
with the following Interfaces - Morphology/Syntax; Morphology/Phonology;
Phonology/Syntax; Syntax/Semantics.

The Conference will take place in Oporto (Portugal), November 13th-17th, and is
featuring the participation of renowned specialists, who will make a brief
survey of the problems in the field and present their recent research -
- Bernardette Abaurre, Mark Baker, Hagit Borer, Gennaro Chierchia, Rochelle
Lieber, Marina Nespor, Tim Stowell.

During the Conference, we also plan include 16 talks of 30 minutes each, on
topics related to the above mentioned interfaces. So, we are calling for your
contributions.

Abstracts, written in English, must be typed in 12 pt, and should not exceed
one page, with 2.5cm margin in all four sides. If sent by fax, then another
copy must be sent by mail. They should be sent anonymously in twofold,
accompanied by an original with the author's name, address and affiliation, to:

 Associacao Portuguesa de Linguistica
 Gabriela Ardisson Matos
 Departamento de Linguistica Geral e Romanica
 Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
 Cidade Universitaria
 1699 Lisboa Codex
 PORTUGAL
 Fax: 351 1 796 00 63

 NO E-MAIL UNFORTUNATELY!

 DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: JUNE 15TH 1995

For further information and subscriptions please write to the above mentioned
address.
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Message 2: COMMON SENSE 96

Date: Thu, 18 May 1995 12:44:59 COMMON SENSE 96
From: Sasa Buvac <buvacSAIL.Stanford.EDU>
Subject: COMMON SENSE 96

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 COMMON SENSE 96
 THIRD SYMPOSIUM ON
 LOGICAL FORMALIZATIONS OF COMMONSENSE REASONING
 http://www-formal/tjc/96FCS

 CALL FOR PAPERS

 Stanford University
 January 6-8, 1996

To endow computers with common sense is one of the major long term
goals of Artificial Intelligence research. Although we know how to
build programs that excel at certain mechanical tasks which humans
find difficult, such as playing chess, we have very little idea how to
program computers to do well at common sense tasks which are easy for
humans. One approach to this problem is to formalize common sense
reasoning using mathematical logic. This will be the focus of the
symposium.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

 change, action, and causality

 ontologies, including space, time, shape, and matter

 non-monotonic reasoning

 formal theories of context

 mental attitudes including knowledge, belief, intention, obligation, etc.

 belief change, update and revision

 large common sense knowledge bases

 other mathematical tools for capturing common sense reasoning

The symposium aims to bring together researchers who have studied
the formalization of common sense reasoning. The focus of the
symposium is on representation rather than on algorithms, and on
formal rather than informal methods. Papers should be rigorous,
theoretical and concrete. Technical papers offering new results in the
area are especially welcome. However, survey papers, and papers studying
the relationship between different approaches are also encouraged.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Persons wishing to make presentations at the workshop should submit
papers (up to 12 pages, 12pt font). Persons wishing only to attend
the workshop should submit a 1-2 page research summary including a
list of relevant publications. A postscript file or 8 paper copies
should be sent to one of the program co-chairs.

TIMETABLE

 September 25, 1995 Submission deadline
 November 1, 1995 Notification of the committee's decision
 December 1, 1995 Final papers due
 January 6-8, 1996 Symposium

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Sasa Buvac (program co-chair). Department of Computer Science,
Stanford University, Stanford CA 94305-2140. buvaccs.stanford.edu

Tom Costello (program co-chair). Department of Computer Science,
Stanford University, Stanford CA 94305-2140. costellocs.stanford.edu

Ben Kuipers. CIS Department, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712.
kuiperscs.utexas.edu

John McCarthy (conference chair). Department of Computer Science,
Stanford University, Stanford CA 94305-2140. jmccs.stanford.edu

Leora Morgenstern. IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, PO Box 704,
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598-6740. leorawatson.ibm.com.

Murray Shanahan. Imperial College Department of Computing, 180 Queen's
Gate, London SW7 2BZ, England. mpsdoc.ic.ac.uk

Vladimir Lifschitz. Department of Computer Science, University of
Texas, Austin, TX 78712. vlcs.utexas.edu

Raymond Reiter. Department of Computer Science, University of
Toronto, Toronto ON M5S 1A4, Canada. reiterai.toronto.edu.

The symposium home page is http://www-formal/tjc/96FCS
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