LINGUIST List 7.228

Mon Feb 12 1996

Calls: Romance ling, Lang and vision

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  1. David Eddington, Romance Linguistics
  2. Paul Mc Kevitt, ECAI-96, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: AUGUST: LANGUAGE + VISION WKSHOP CALL

Message 1: Romance Linguistics

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 13:58:53 CST
From: David Eddington <deddingtfrank.mtsu.edu>
Subject: Romance Linguistics
The Comparative Romance Linguistics Discussion Group ofthe MLA
sponsors a session each year on Romance linguistics. The next meeting
of the MLA will be Dec. 27-30, 1996 in Washington D.C. If you are
interested in presenting a 20 minute paper on a topic in Romance
Linguistics please send a one page abstract to:

David Eddington
deddingtonmtsu.edu

or

David Eddington
P.O. Box 79
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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Message 2: ECAI-96, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: AUGUST: LANGUAGE + VISION WKSHOP CALL

Date: Fri, 09 Feb 1996 10:59:33 +0100
From: Paul Mc Kevitt <pmckcpk.auc.dk>
Subject: ECAI-96, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: AUGUST: LANGUAGE + VISION WKSHOP CALL
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*LANGUAGE + VISION LANGUAGE + VISION LANGUAGE + VISION LANGUAGE + VI*
*LANGUAGE + VISION LANGUAGE + VISION LANGUAGE + VISION LANGUAGE + VI*
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 CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
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*			 ECAI-96 Workshop *
*			 on the	 		 *
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* REPRESENTATIONS AND PROCESSES BETWEEN 	 *
* NATURAL LANGUAGE AND VISION *
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* ECAI-96		 	 *
* Budapest, Hungary *
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* (August 12/13 1996) *
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* (http://zaphod.cs.uni-sb.de/~maass/ecai96-ws-v-nl.html) *
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 Workshop organisers:	
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 Wolfgang Maass			Paul Mc Kevitt			
 Department of Computer Science	Department of Computer Science	
 Universitaet des Saarlandes		University of Sheffield, England
 Germany 		and CPK, Aalborg University, Denmark
									
 Workshop committee: 		
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 Prof. Mike Brady 		(Oxford, England)
 Prof. Paul Dalsgaard (CPK, Aalborg, Denmark)
 Prof. Max Egenhofer (NCGIA, Maine, USA)
 Prof. Jerry Feldman 		(ICSI, Berkeley, USA)		
 Prof. Christian Freksa 		(Hamburg, Germany)		
 Prof. Benjamin Kuipers 		(U T Austin, USA)	
 Dr. Mark Maybury 		(MITRE, Cambridge, USA)		
 Prof. Eoghan MacAogain (Irish Linguistics Institute, Ireland)
 Prof. David Mark 		(NCGIA, Buffalo, USA)		
 Prof. Daniel Montello 		(UC Santa Barbara, NCGIA, USA)	
 Prof. Mike McTear (University of Ulster, n.Ireland)
 Prof. Bernd Neumann 		(Hamburg, Germany)		
 Dr. Ryuichi Oka 		(RWC P, Tsukuba, Japan)		
 Prof. Naoyuki Okada 		(Kyushu, Japan)			
 Dr. Se/an /O Nuall/ain 	(Dublin, Ireland and NRC, CANADA)
 Dr. Terry Regier 	 	(ICSI, Berkeley, USA)		
 Prof. Ronan Reilly 		(University College, Dublin, Ireland)
 Prof. Roger Schank 		(ILS, Illinois, USA)		
 Prof. Noel Sharkey 		(Sheffield, England)		
 Dr. Jeffrey Siskind 		(Toronto, Canada)		
 Prof. Oliviero Stock 		(IRST, Italy) 			
 Prof. Jun-Ichi Tsujii 		(UMIST, England and Tokyo, Japan)
 Prof. Dr. Walther v.Hahn (Hamburg, Germany)
 Prof. Yorick Wilks 		(Sheffield, England)		


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
There has been a move towards considering how spatial information can
be obtained and used by Vision Processing (VP) and Natural Language
Processing systems (NLP) (generation and understanding). New research
directions, such as multimodal interfaces, Geographical Information
Systems (GIS), navigation tools, but also robotics, multi-agent models
and other 'core' AI areas depend much on the use of spatial knowledge.
Vision, spatial information processing, and natural language are used
in an integrated fashion by cognitive and computational systems in
many ways when interacting with environments. Environments pose
strong resource limitations on information-processing systems, both
human and artificial. How these systems locally and globally adapt to
resources does not only provide a direction for more efficient and
flexible models but also gives insights into the cognitive processes
and representations in general.

We can learn a lot about efficient and flexible processing of spatial
information by looking at the human being as a good example of an
adaptive system. Research efforts in different fields, such as
Cognitive Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Neurobiology have
gained a lot of understanding in how humans adapt visual and natural
language capabilities to environments.

This workshop is intended to bring together researchers from various
disciplines who are interested in processes and representations
related to visual data, spatial knowledge and natural language
processing.

Some topics of this workshop will be:

- interdisciplinary dialogue to find a common ground and terminology

- discussion of current research initiatives into the use of
 spatial knowledge from various perspectives

- acquisition and processing of spatial knowledge by VP and NLP

- verbalization of spatial knowledge

- conceptualization and representation of spatial knowledge

- grounding of representations

Contributions are encouraged which focus on areas such as: adaptive
acquisition, representation, and processing of spatial knowledge in
visual processing and natural language systems; integration of spatial
knowledge in language descriptions; imagery; cognitive mapping;
adaptive temporal reasoning; synthetic and physical navigation
systems; cognitive models of adaptive behavior in large and small
scale space.

WORKSHOP FORMAT:
Our intention is to have panel sessions with presentations of survey
and technical contributions. Each session shall be introduced by a
survey contribution (20-30 min.) followed by several technical
presentations (15-20 min). After each presentation and each session
there will be time for discussions (10-15 min.) The speakers are
encouraged to present video or real demonstrations of their
computational models. On the second day we will have discussions in
smaller groups. Results will be discussed with all participants. There
may be a number of invited speakers.

Speakers are encouraged to make precise claims in their talks which
could be discussed in the general context. Accepted papers will be
made accessible via a WWW-page
(http://zaphod.cs.uni-sb.de/~maass/ecai96-ws-v-nl.html) or are send by
request to registered participants by snail mail.

ATTENDANCE:
We hope to have an attendance of 20-30 people at the workshop.
Registered participants should drop us a short e-mail so that we can
inform them about accessibility of accepted papers, the schedule, etc.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Papers of not more than 8 pages should be submitted in both Postscript
(larger papers should be compressed and uuencoded) and ASCII format by
electronic mail to maasscs.uni-sb.de. Preferred format is two columns
with 3/4" margins all round. Postscript files must fit to 8 1/2" x
11" size. Double sided printing is encouraged. If you cannot submit
your paper by e-mail please submit by sending the Postscript and ASCII
file on a 3 1/2" floppy disk (PC or MAC) to Wolfgang MaaT.

Camera ready copies must be send by snail mail.


******* Submission Deadline: February 19th 1996 *******
******* Notification Date : April 1st 1996 *******
******* Camera ready Copy : April 22nd 1996 *******


WORKSHOP CHAIRS CONTACT:
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Wolfgang Maass

Department of Computer Science
FB 14 - Informatik
Universitaet des Saarlandes
Im Stadtwald 15
D-66041 Saarbruecken
Germany, EU.

E-mail: maasscs.uni-sb.de
WWW: http://www.cs.uni-sb.de/~maass
WWW: http://www.cs.uni-sb.de/ [Computer Science]
Ftp: ftp.cs.uni-sb.de [Computer Science]

Phone: +49-681-302-3393 (Office)
 +49-681-302-2363 (Secretary)
Fax: +49-681-302-4421
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Paul Mc Kevitt
British EPSRC Advanced Fellow in Information Technology [1994-2000]
Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, England
and Visiting Professor
Center for PersonKommunikation,
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7A,
Institute of Electronic Systems
Aalborg University
DK- 9220 Aalborg
DENMARK.

E-mail: pmckkom.auc.dk
WWW: http://www.kom.auc.dk/CPK/ [CPK]
WWW: http://www.kom.auc.dk/~pmck/ [PM]
WWW: http://www.-i8.auc.dk/ [Computer Science]
Phone:
 (+45) 98 15 42 11 + tone + 4879 (Office)
 (+45) 98 15 42 11 + tone + 4809 (Lab.)
 (+45) 98 15 42 11 + tone + 4859 (CPK Secretary)

FaX: (+45) 98 15 15 83

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