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Calls: Syntax/Semantics correction, Semiotics

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  1. Daniele GODARD, cssp97: change of dates
  2. Jean Umiker-Sebeok, ISAS'97

Message 1: cssp97: change of dates

Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 11:36:28 +0100 (MET)
From: Daniele GODARD <>
Subject: cssp97: change of dates

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 CSSP 1997

 October 16-18, 1997

The University of Paris 7 and CNRS organize the second Syntax
and Semantics Conference in Paris. CSSP conferences aim at
promoting discussion between competing theories and formalisms.
Papers are accepted in English and French. The meeting will consist
of a general session and a thematic one. Papers are invited for
both sessions.




Guglielmo Cinque, Donka Farkas, Hans Kamp, Ivan A. Sag

Abstracts are invited for 20 mn presentations (followed by 10 mn
discussions). Send 8 hard copies of an anonymous 2 p. abstract,
and a camera-ready original with the author's name, affiliation,
address, and e-mail address to the following address:

Colloque de syntaxe et semantique de Paris
Universite Paris 7, Linguistique,
UFRL, Case 7003
Tour Centrale, 9=B0 etage,
2 Place Jussieu, 75251 Paris-Cedex 05, France

Abstracts via Fax or e-mail are not accepted.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: APRIL 30 1997
Notification of acceptance: JUNE 30 1997

For further information, contact:
Daniele Godard, Universite Paris 7, Linguistique.

F. Corblin (Rennes 2), C. Dobrovie-Sorin (CNRS-Paris 7),
D. Godard (chair, CNRS-Paris7), J. M. Marandin (CNRS-Paris7).
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Message 2: ISAS'97

Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 10:33:51 -0500 (EST)
From: Jean Umiker-Sebeok <>
Subject: ISAS'97

>Date: 20 Feb 1997 21:01:59 U
>From: "Alex Meystel" <>
>A Learning Perspective
>International Conference Sponsored by NIST, IEEE, NSF, ARO
>Tutorials: Monday, September 22, 1997
>Conference: Tuesday through Thursday, September 23-25, 1997
>National Institute of Standards and Technology
>Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
>Honorary Conference Chairs - Thomas A. Sebeok and Lotfi Zadeh
>General Chair: James Albus
>Program Chair: Alex Meystel
>Educational Activities Chair Kevin Passino
>Local Arrangements Chair: Richard Quintero
>Publication Chair: David Coombs
>Publicity Chair: Elena Messina
>International Program Committee
>K. Baheti, NSF
>Z. Bien, KAIST, Korea
>K. Bellman, DARPA
>P. Borne, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France
>B. Bouchon-Meunier, U. P Et M Curie, France
>A. Chikrii, Institute of Cybernetics, Ukraine
>M. Coombs, NMSU, USA
>B. Dean, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
>E. D. Dickmanns, U. der Bundeswehr, Germany
>V. Finn, VINITI, Russia
>D. Fogel, Natural Selection, USA
>K. Furuta, Tokyo Inst. of Technology, Japan
>J. Goguen, U. of California at San Diego, USA
>J. Gray, U. of Salford, UK
>W. Gruver, SFU, Canada
>M. Gupta, U. of Saskatchevan, Canada
>M. Herman, NIST, USA
>C. Joslyn, Los Alamos Nat'l Lab
>M. Jubert, NIST, USA
>S. Kawaji, Kumamoto U., Japan
>O. Kaynak, Bogazici U., Turkey
>Y. Klimontovich, Moscow State University, Russia
>L. Kohout, Florida State University, USA
>M. Kokar, Northeastern University, USA
>V. Kreinovich, U. of Texas at El Paso
>S. Lee, U. of So. California, USA
>V. Lefebvre, U. of California at Irvine, USA
>D. A. Linkens, U. of Sheffield, UK
>R. Lumia, U. of New Mexico, USA
>R. Mann, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
>J. Maulbetsch, EPRI, USA
>G. T. McKee, U. of Reading, UK
>L. Miller, NGIS, USA
>B. Mirkin, DIMACS, Rutgers U., USA
>A. Mironov, Moscow State University, Russia
>M. Modarres, U. of Maryland, USA
>I. Muchnik, DIMACS, Rutgers U., USA
>C. Nehaniv, U. of Aizu, Japan
>V. Novak, U. of Ostrava, Czech Republic
>U. Ozguner, Ohio State University, USA
>L. Perlovsky, Nichols Research Corporation, USA
>D. Pospelov, Comp. Ctr. Academy of Science, Russia
>K. Pourrezaei, Drexel U., USA
>T. Reader, WSMR, USA
>B. Rieger, O. of Trier, Germany
>G. Ritter, U. of Florida, USA
>P. Schenker, JPL, USA
>K. Schlussel, NGIS, USA
>D. Skatrud, ARO, USA
>A. Stopp, Daimler-Benz, Germany
>M. Sulcoski, NGIS, USA
>H. Szu, U. of SW Louisiana, USA
>S. G. Tzafestas, NTUA, Greece
>J. Umiker-Sebeok, U. of Indiana, USA
>B. Turksen, University of Toronto, Canada
>J. C. A. van der Lubbe, Delft U. of Technology, The Netherlands
>F.-Y. Wang, U. of Arizona, USA
>P. Wang, Duke U., USA
>J. M. Weiss, EPRI, USA
>P. Werbos- National Science Foundation, USA
>HOME PAGE for Intelligent Systems and Semiotics (ISAS97) :
>See our home page for more detailed information and registration
>The introductory tutorial on Semiotics as applied to Intelligent Systems
>can be found on
>This location was established for the 1996 Conference on Intelligent
>THIS CONFERENCE is focused upon Learning Processes in Intelligent
>Systems. This is the fourth meeting dedicated to Applied Semiotics
>and its Application in Large and Complex Systems including Intelligent
>The first meeting ("Architectures for Semiotic Modeling and Situation
>Analysis in Large Complex Systems") was conducted at Monterey in
>August1995 in association with the 10th IEEE Symposium on Intelligent
>Control. The International Conference "Intelligent Systems: A Semiotic
>Perspective" gathered at NIST in October 1996. The Workshop on Semiotic
>Analysis and Design of Intelligent Systems (March 1997, Triangle Park, NC)
>can be considered an introduction to the conference described in this
>The goal of this conference is to discuss existing formal methodologies
>of dealing with
> * learning in large symbolic structures
> * systems of representation emerging from learning processes
> * systems and machines that can benefit from learning intelligence
>New insights will be explored associated with the areas of modeling,
>reasoning, analysis, design, and application of intelligent systems.
>The role of semiotic methods for building learning architectures
>will be focused upon.
>PLENARY LECTURES will be presented at the conference by prominent
>o Y. Klimontovich (Moscow State University, Russia) will demonstrate the
>domain where Semiotics and Physics become intrerwoven. The author
>of several textbooks in Statistical Physics and related domains, he will
>demonstrate how theoretical physics deals with the problems of emergence
>and opens for us a really multiresolutional picture of the World.
>o L. Fogel (Natural Selection) will describe the details of the process of
>discovering the methodology of Elolutionary Programming, and will
>tell about the experience of using it in Intelligent Systems.
>The Conference will be organized in three parallel tracks including 9
>Workshops and 3 general discussions. The three days of the meeting will
>be preceeded by a day of relevant tutorials.
>Five copies of your paper (including an abstract) should be received
>by April 10, 1997. Clearly indicate who will serve as the corresponding
>author and include the title, the name of the author(s), affiliation,
>address, telephone number, fax, and e-mail address. Please indicate
>to which workshop the paper is being submitted. Initial submissions should
>be in near-to-final form due to the short amount of time available for
>changes prior to publication. Notification of acceptance and the
>author's kit will be mailed by June 13, 1997. The full paper typed in
>camera-ready form must be received by July 3, 1997. Papers should be in
>two column format, using at least 10pt Times font, and a maximum of 6 pages
>in the proceedings, including the abstract.
>Please mail your submission to:
> ISAS 97 Submissions
> NIST, Intelligent Systems Division
> Building 220, Room B124
> Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
> Phone: 301-975-3418
> Fax: 301-990-9688
> E-mail:
> Submission of paper March 28, 1997
> Notification of acceptance June 13, 1997
> Submission of final paper July 3, 1997
>THE WORKSHOPS are listed below with suggested topics. Submission of
>papers is not limited to the listed topics. However, please indicate
>which workshop is the best fit if your topic is not specifically listed.
>[the asterisk * means "this organizer is responsible for the liaison"]
>September 23, Morning
>Workshop 1.
>Semiotic Modeling of Open Systems
>Organizers: J. Goguen, U. of California at San Diego
> A. Mironov, Moscow State U.
> A. Meystel, NIST/Drexel U.
> F.-Y. Wang, U. of Arizona*
> P. Werbos, NSF
>o Learning in Open Systems
>o Theory of Semiotic Modeling
>o Scale, Granularity and Multiresolutional Systems and Methods
>o Algebraic Modeling for Semiotics
>o Symbol Grounding Methodology
>o Intelligent Agents as Semiotic Entities
>o Brain Modeling
>o Semiotic Models Design Using Genetic Algorithm
>o Semiotic Modeling Software
>o Artificial Neural Network for Semiotics Modeling
>Workshop 2.
>Knowledge Representation in Intelligent Systems
>Organizers: L. Kohout, Florida State U.*
> C. Landauer, Aerospace Corp.
> V. Lefebvre, U. of California at Irvine
> E. Messina, NIST
> B. Mirkin, DIMACS
>o Learning to Represent Knowledge
>o Semiotic Models of Knowledge Representation
>o Grouping, Focusing Attention, and Combinatorial Search
>o Clustering and Classification
>o Fuzzy Clustering and Symbol Formation
>o Classification as a Tool of Intelligence
>o Natural Language Based Knowledge Representation: Dealing With Texts
>o Representing Knowledge With Phenomenon of "Reflection" ("Reflexia")
>o Knowledge Base Design Using Fuzzy Methodology
>o Languages for Situation Analysis
>o Uncertainty Modeling in Semiotic Systems
>o Knowledge Aggregation and Disaggregation
>Workshop 3.
>Semiotic Methods of Information and Knowledge Processing
>Organizers: A. Chikrii, Institute of Cybernetics, Ukraine
> M. Herman, NIST
> C. Joslyn, Los Alamos Nat'l Lab*
> P. Wang, Duke U.
>o Interpretations of Cybernetic Models in Semiotics
>o Semiosis Loop and Intelligent System Architecture
>o How to Close the Semiosis Loop
>o Learning How to Perceive
>o Sensor Fusion and Data Fusion
>o Rough Set Theory and Symbolic Systems
>o Theory of Situation Analysis
>o Situational Controller Design
>o Methodology of Game Theory
>o Softcomputing in Situation Controller Design
>o Computing With Words
>September 23, Afternoon
>Workshop 4
>Multiresolutional Methods
>Organizers: V. Kreinovich, U. of Texas at El Paso
> A. Meystel, NIST/Drexel U.
> M. Modarres, U. of Maryland, USA
> I. Muchnik, Rutgers U., Moscow State U.*
> U. Ozguner, OSU
> F. Zhao, Ohio State U.
> o Multiresolutional Essence of Learning
> o Theory of Multiresolutional Symbol Processing
> o Multiresolutional Knowledge Representation
> o Techniques Applied in the Multiresolutional Symbolic Systems
> o Multiresolutional Natural Phenomena
> o Multiresolutional Systems and Complexity
> o Multiresolutional Discrete Event Systems
> o Multiresolutional Optimization
>Workshop 5
> Inference in the Loop of Functioning
>Organizers: V. K. Finn, NINITI, Russia
> M. Kokar, Northeastern U.*
> L. Kohout, Florida State U.
> J. C. A. van der Lubbe, Delft U. of
>o Syntactics: Models of Reasoning
>o Reasoning as a Component of Learning Process
>o Processes of Inference in Natural and Artificial Intelligent Systems
>o Theories and Techniques of Reasoning
>o Alternative Logical Systems
>o Multiresolutional Symbol Grounding
>o Consistent Data Analysis and Signal Processing
>o Semantics: Semiotics and A Process of Meaning Extraction
>o Pragmatics: Symbol Grounding: Construction Linkages "Real World-Model"
>Workshop 6
>Inductive Semiotic Systems
>Organizers: L. Goldfarb, U. of New Brunswick, Canada
> L.
>Pervovsky, Nichols Research Corporation*
> G. Ritter, U. of Florida
> A. Stoica, JPL
>o Inductive Learning
>o Emergence of New Signs
>o Networks of Semiosis
>September 24, Morning
>Workshop 7
>Architectures of Intelligent Systems
>Organizers: J. Albus, NIST
> B. Gaines, U. of Calgary, Canada
> J. Gray, U. of Salford, Great Britain
> A. Meystel, NIST/Drexel U.
> M. Sulkoski, NGIS
> M. Ulieru, Simon Fraser U., Canada*
>o Learning and Self-Organization
>o Semiotics & Complexity Theory
>o Complexity of Intelligent Semiotic Systems
>o When The Complexity Should It Be Curbed and When - Instigated
>o Brain Architectures
>o Semiotics: Theoretical Issues of the Architecture of Intelligence
>o Hierarchies: of Holons, of Objects, of Agents, of Functional Loops
>o Multiagent Architectures
>o Hybrid Multiresolutional Control Systems
>Workshop 8
>S-Cubed-I: Semiotics, Swarms, Super-Turing Computation, and Intelligence
>Organizers: B. J. Copeland, U. Canterbury, New Zealand
> J. Hoffmeyer, U. Copenhagen, Denmark
> J. Mills, Indiana University*
> J. Umiker-Sebeok, Indiana University
>o Swarm Intelligence
>o Collective Semiosis
>o Emergence of New Behaviors
>o Prediction and Control of Swarm Behavior
>Workshop 9
>Bioengineering Models of Intelligence
>Organizers: A. Bansal, Kent State U.
> N. Bourbakis, SUNI at Binghamton*
> N. DeClaris, U. of Maryland
> C. Koutsougeras, Tulane U.
> B. Onaral, Drexel U.
> I. Rigoutsos, IBM
> P. Werbos, NSF
>o Bioengineering Models of Learning for Intelligent Systems
>o The continuum from analogy to essentiality
>o Bioengineering solutions for learning systems
>o Neural and Neuromorphic (Artificial and Natural) Components and Systems
>September 24, Afternoon
>Workshop 10
> Applications I
> Toward Multidisciplinary Processes in Science and Technology
>Organizers: Y. Klimontovich, Moscow State U.
> L. Perlovsky, Nichols Research
> V. Protopopescu, ONRL
> T. Sebeok, U. of Indiana
>o Physics of Open Systems
>o Cyberaesthetics
>o Semiotics in Natural Sciences
>o Semiotics and Emergence in Living Systems
>o Biosemiotics
>o Medical Semiotics and Biomedical Applications
>Workshop 11
> Applications II
> Toward Intelligent Decision Support Systems
>Organizers: K. Bellman, DARPA
> P. Borne, Ecole Centrale de Lille
> B. Bouchon-Meunier, U. P. E. M. Curie
> A. Guez, Drexel University
> B. Turksen, U. of Toronto*
> P. Wang, Duke U.
>o Semiotics and Decision Support Systems
>o Learning to Make Decisions
>o Financial Engineering and Forecasting
>o Semiotics for Social, Economic, Humanity Research
>o Constructing Systems for Semiotics Education
>o Large Scale Semiotic Models
>Workshop 12
> Applications III:
> Towards Autonomous Intelligent Systems
>Organizers: S. Bussman, Daimler Benz Research, Germany
> E. Dickmanns, U. of Bundeswehr
> M. Herman, NIST*
> A. Jones, NIST
> G. T. McKee, U. of Reading
> D. Norrie, University of Calgary, Canada
> P. Schenker, JPL
> M. Ulieru, Simon Fraser U., Canada
>o Learning as a part of Autonomy
>o Multi-agent Systems for Manufacturing
>o Applications in Process Industry and Production Planning
>o Robosemiotics
>o Semiotic essence of the phenomenon of Autonomy
>o Autonomy in Living Systems
>o Autonomous Mobile Robots
>September 25
> General Discussion I
> The Key Phenomena of Intelligence
>Organizers: S. Barber, U. of Texas
> M. Herman, NIST
> S. Lee, U. of So. California, USA
> L. Perlovsky, NRC*
> H. Szu, U. of SW Louisiana
>o Evolution of the Phenomenon of Intelligence
>o Learning and Intelligence: How Are They Related to Each Other?
>o Pattern Recognition and Image Processing
>o Measurement of Intelligence: Semiotic Tools
>o Forming Decisions
>o Phenomena of Discovery
>o A System's Intelligence Quotient (SIQ)
>o Semiosis and Recognition
>o Extraction of Meaning from Knowledge Carriers
>General Discussion II
> Evolution of Semiotic Systems
>Organizers: J. L. R. Chandler, WESS
> D. Fogel, Natural Selection*
> A. Meystel, NIST/Drexel U.
> C. Nehaniv, U. of Aizu, Japan
>o Learning as the Nature of Semiosis
>o Induction and Generalization
>o Learning and Evolution of Life, Science, and Technology
>o Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Computing
>o Self-organization of Symbolic Systems
>o Learning in Situation Analysis
>o Neural-Fuzzy Systems and Learning
>General Discussion III
> Applying Semiotics to Understand Intelligence
>Organizers: J. Albus, NIST
> S. Petrov, ONRL
> T. Samad, Honeywell*
> o Is it possible to understand Intelligence?
> o Messages from the "Semiotic Room"
> o Multiple Intelligences, Emotional Intelligence and Other Phenomena...
> o Is it possible to teach Semiotics?
> o What should be done
>Monday, September 22 - is a day of tutorials. Two major tutorials
>will be conducted:
>Workshop organizer - Thomas A. Sebeok (indiana University)
> Preceding the International Conference on "Intelligent Systems and
>Semiotics '97," scheduled to be held at NIST headquarters from September
>23 through 25, 1997, an all-day T u t o r i a l on S E M I O T I C S
>will be conducted in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, on Monday, September 22.
> Eight prominent specialists in various areas of contemporary
>semiotics will offer briefings on as many domains of the field, selected
>because of their pertinence to the learning perspectives to be emphasized
>at the ensuing conference. The program was organized by Thomas A. SEBEOK
>(Indiana University), who will also preside over and conduct the audience
>discussions following every presentation.
> Papers will be available in advance or at the site, and will be
>published in their full version by NIST along with a full record of the
>day's discussions.
> The speakers are listed below, with a brief designation of the topic
>each will cover.
>o ALBUS, Jim (NIST) and MEYSTEL, Alexander (Drexel University & NIST):
> Semiotics and the Engineering Sciences
>o DANESI, Marcel (University of Toronto): Semiotics and Education
>o MERRELL, Floyd (Purdue University): Semiotics and the Physical
> Sciences
>o PARMENTIER, Richard J. (Brandeis University): Semiotics and the
> Social Sciences
>o RIEGER, Burghard B. (University of Trier): Semiotics and Computation
>o SEBEOK, Thomas A. (Indiana University): Semiotics and the
> Biological Sciences
>o UMIKER-SEBEOK, Jean (Indiana University): Semiotics and the
> Information Sciences
>o WATT, W.S. (University of California, Irvine): Semiotics and the
> Cognitive Sciences
>Intelligent Reference Control System Architecture
>Workshop organizer - Fred Proctor (NIST)
> This tutorial is an introduction into RCS Software which is transferred
>from NIST to a number of Universities which are involved in exploration
>of intelligent systems.

Jean Umiker-Sebeok
Associate Professor of Semiotics and Information Science
Director, Marketing Signs Research Division
School of Library and Information Science
Main Library 005A
Indiana University - Bloomington, IN 47405
Tel (812) 855-5389/ Fax (812) 855-6166
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