LINGUIST List 7.1542

Sat Nov 2 1996

Calls: Quantitative ling, Artificial intelligence

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  1. Reinhard Koehler, Quantitative Linguistics
  2. Riichiro MIZOGUCHI, CFP of AI-ED 97

Message 1: Quantitative Linguistics

Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 14:11:25 +0100
From: Reinhard Koehler <>
Subject: Quantitative Linguistics
Third International Conference on Quantitative Linguistics
August 26(Tue)-30(Sat), 1997
Helsinki, Finland
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The International Quantitative Linguistics Association
( invites the submission of
papers and participation in this conference, which will be organized

Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus
(Research Institute for the Languages of Finland)
Srnisten rantatie 25, FIN-00500 Helsinki, Finland
and the Department of General Linguistics of the University of

Chair of the Organizing Committee: 
 Pauli Saukkonen
 Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus
(Research Institute for the Languages of Finland)
Tel.: +358 9 731 5201
 Fax: +358 9 731 5350 and 5355

Chair of the Program Committee: 
Gabriel Altmann
 University of Bochum, Department of Linguistics
 Tel. and Fax: +49 2351 973071
Stttinghauser Ringstraae 44
D-58515 Ldenscheid, Germany


Papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished research
on all aspects of Quantitative Linguistics, including, but not limited
to, the following.

1. Observations and descriptions of all aspects of language and text
phenomena, including the areas of psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics,
linguistic typology, stylistics, etc. as far as they use quantitative
mathematical methods (probability theory, stochastic processes,
differential and difference equations, fuzzy logics and set theory,
function theory etc.), on all levels of linguistic analysis.

2. Applications of methods, models, or findings from quantitative
linguistics to problems of natural language processing, machine
translation, language teaching, documentation and information
retrieval - especially in the form of automated systems of different
kinds (automated systems for scientific research, expert systems,
electronic dictionaries, parsing systems, controlled large text
corpora etc.).

3. Methodological problems of linguistic measurement, model
construction, sampling and test theory.

4. Epistemological issues such as explanation of language and text
phenomena, contributions to theory construction, systems theory,
philosophy of science.


Papers should be either long papers (20 minutes plus 10) or short
papers (15 minutes plus five) on the above-mentioned topics,
preferably in English. Authors should submit four copies of
preliminary versions of their papers (max. 6 pages), on A4 paper with
title, author(s), addresses (including e-mail if possible),
affiliation across the page top, a short (five line) summary, the
words: topical paper or project note, and a specification of the topic
area. Send the papers to the chairman of the program committee.

Preliminary paper submission: January 31, 1997
Note of acceptance: May 1, 1997
Full papers due: September 30, 1997
(Max. length of full papers: 20 pages; format information will be
given with the Note of Acceptance.)
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Message 2: CFP of AI-ED 97

Date: Fri, 01 Nov 1996 11:25:20 +0200
From: Riichiro MIZOGUCHI <>
Subject: CFP of AI-ED 97

Dear Friends,

Please find a call of AI-ED 97.


A I - E D 9 7
- - Knowledge and Media in Learning Systems ---

19th - 22nd August, 1997
Kobe International Conference Center, JAPAN

Co-Sponsored by:
Artificial Intelligence in Education Society(AI-ED) and
Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education(JSISE)

In Cooperation with:
Asia-Pacific Chapter of the AACE
Japanese Association for Artificial Intelligence

The 8th World Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education
(AI-ED 97) is one of a series of international conferences designed to
report the best research in the field of AI in Education and to
provide opportunities for the cross-fertilisation of information and
ideas on research and applications in this field.

The theme for 1997 will be Knowledge and Media in Learning Systems,
and papers that explore the emerging roles of intelligent multimedia
and distributed technologies as well as computer supported
collaboration within that theme will be particularly welcome.

You are invited to submit proposals for research papers, survey
papers, themed papers, posters, tutorials, workshops, and panels. All
proposals will be reviewed for inclusion in the technical program.


The technical program focuses on research activities linking
Artificial Intelligence theories and techniques with Educational
theory and practice. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

Authoring systems and tutoring shells
Case-based systems
Cognitive development
Cognitive diagnosis
Collaboration and collaborative tools
Computer-assisted language learning
Conceptual change
Educational robotics
Evaluation of instructional systems
Human factors and interface design
Intelligent multimedia and hypermedia systems
Intelligent tutoring systems
Knowledge and skill acquisition
Knowledge representation for instruction
Learning environments and microworlds
Modelling pedagogical interactions
Natural language interfaces
Networked learning and teaching systems
Non-standard and innovative interfaces
Principles and tools for instructional design
Social and cultural aspects of learning
Student modelling
Higher-order thinking skills and metacognition
Theories of teaching
Visual and graphical interfaces

+In addition to RESEARCH papers and posters in the above areas, SURVEY
papers will also be accepted. A survey paper will offer a coherent and
critical summary of achievements and outstanding problems in an area.

+To provoke debate and reflection, THEME papers are also sought under
the specific title "Knowledge and Media in Learning Systems - the next
15 years".

+Exhibits are expected to be an integral part of the AI-ED 97
conference. Companies or institutions offering to exhibit AI-ED
products are invited.


All submissions should describe original and unpublished work.
Research papers should describe results of system development and/or
empirical or theoretical analysis. A small number of Survey papers and
Theme papers will be accepted that synthesise and examine broad issues
in the field. All accepted papers will be published in the AI-ED 97
Proceedings and will be candidates for Best Paper Awards. Awarded
papers will be invited for publication in the Journal of Artificial
Intelligence in Education, the official journal of the AI-ED Society.

Submissions: Submissions should be no longer than 8 pages, including
all tables, figures, and references but excluding the cover page.
Fonts should be at no smaller than 10 point (12 point pica for
typewriters). Margins should be at least 1 inch all around.

Each submission must include 1 cover page and 5 paper copies of the
complete manuscript. The cover page should include: the title of the
paper with an abstract of no more than 500 words; keywords giving a
clear indication of topic and subtopic; author names with
affiliations, addresses, and phone numbers; and the E-mail address of
the principal author. Authors are also requested to send an
electronic (text) copy of this cover page to the program chair at Electronic or fax submissions of complete
manuscripts WILL NOT be accepted.

Financial support: For people from Eastern countries and PhD students,
some amount of financial support will be available. Contact LOC chair
for details.

Conference Chair: Joost Breuker (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

AI-ED 97 Organizing Committee
Chair: Setsuko Otsuki
 (Hiroshima City University, Japan)
Benedict du Boulay (University of Sussex, UK)
Joost Breuker (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Gary Marks (AACE, USA)
Gordon McCalla (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka University, Japan)
Toshio Okamoto (The University of Electronics and
 Communications, Japan)
John Self (University of Leeds, UK)

Program Committee:<>
Chair: Benedict du Boulay (University of Sussex, UK)
Michael Baker (Centre National de la Recherche
 Scientifique, France)
Geoff Cumming (La Trobe University, Australia)
Sharon Derry (University of Wisconsin, USA)
Pierre Dillenbourg (Universite de Geneve, Switzerland)
Jim Greer (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Toshio Okamoto (The University of Electronics and
 Communications, Japan)
Setsuko Otsuki (Hiroshima City University, Japan)
Peter Reimann (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Brian Reiser (Northwestern University, USA)
Jacobijn Sandberg (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Phil Winne (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

Local Organizing Committee:<>
Chair: Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka University, Japan)
Toshio Okamoto (The University of Electronics and
 Communications, Japan)
Setsuko Otsuki (Hiroshima City University, Japan)


Authors are encouraged to submit reports on work in progress to the
poster sessions, which provide an informal forum for introducing work
in its early stages. Poster sessions enable researchers to discuss
their latest results in order to gain feedback and to establish
contact with similar projects. Poster sessions do not involve a formal
presentation but papers are included in the proceedings as short

Submissions: Poster proposals should include an approximately 3-page
written description of the planned poster and should emphasize the
problem; what was done; and why the work is important. The cover page
should include the title of the poster with presenter names,
affiliations, complete addresses, phone numbers, and E-mail address of
the principal presenter.

Proposals for panels, tutorials, and workshops are also invited.

Submit all PAPERS, POSTERS and PROPOSALS to the following Secretariat
of AI-ED 97 which is responsible for paper handling, travel and
accommodation arrangement, etc.:

AI-ED 97
Kinki Nippon Tourist Co. Ltd.
International Travel, Osaka Branch
c/o Nikko Bldg. 7F
2-11-8 Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka 530

Phone: +81-6-313-6868
Fax: +81-6-314 1601

| AI-ED 97 Deadlines |
| |
| Submissions due: January 23rd 1997 |
| Authors notified: March 31st 1997 |
| Camera Ready Copy due: April 30th 1997 |
| |

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The Kobe International Conference Center(
/kobe-mic/kia/COV.1.html) is located on an artificial island off the
Kobe port. The center, which can seat some 690 people, is fully
equipped for international conferences. It takes about fifty minutes
>from the Kansai International Airport(KIX) to the venue. Although
downtown Kobe was damaged by the great Hanshin Earthquake in January,
1995, the International Conference Center on Port Island remains
virtually unscathed.

is a beautiful city flanked by mountains and the sea. The sea is often
called the "Face of Kobe", and there are numerous parks along its
coast, along with a beach and yacht harbor, where it is possible to
enjoy fishing throughout the year. The Rokko Mountain Range is a
favorite place for nature lovers and mountain hikers. The panorama
night view of Kobe from the Rokko summit is especially breathtaking. A
wonderful hot spring resort named Arima, one of Japan's oldest resort
towns, lies at the back of the Rokko Mountain.

An hour away from Kobe is Kyoto(
kyoto_home.html), the imperial capital of Japan for over a thousand
years. Located south of Kyoto is Nara(
LWT/NARA/nara_home.html), which has an even longer history than Kyoto.
A one-day tour for Kyoto and Nara will be arranged.


Linked to the venue by elevated passageways is the five-star-
equivalent Portopia Hotel. SPECIAL room rates, including service
charge, for conference participants are:

 Single-bed room: 9000 yen(about $90)
 Two-bed room: 14000 yen(about $140)
 Two-bed room with an extra bed: 15000 yen(about $150)

There are also less expensive hotels downtown, which can be reached
within 15 minutes using modern unmanned trains (Portliners).


Nice and inexpensive restaurants (500-1000 yen for lunch) are located
at the venue site, in addition to about five deluxe restaurants in the
Portopia Hotel.

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For further information, contact,

for PC matters, Benedict du Boulay, University of Sussex, UK:

for LOC matters,
Riichiro Mizoguchi, ISIR, Osaka University; Fax: +81-6-879-2123;


IJCAI97 will be held in Nagoya, located in one hour ride distance by
Shinkansen, a bullet train, from Kobe, during August 23-29, 1997. As
the IJCAI97 home page( explains, the
deadline for paper submission is also Jan. 23rd, 1997.

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Best wishes, Riichiro Mizoguchi
Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University
8-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka, 567 Japan
Phone: +81-6-879-8415(Dial-in)
Fax: +81-6-879-2126(Urgent) +81-6-879-2123(for large volume)
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