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Thu Jul 3 1997

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  1. epia97, Re: EPIA'97 - Call for Participation
  2. Ingo Warnke, Confs: 32nd Colloquium of Linguistics Kassel

Message 1: Re: EPIA'97 - Call for Participation

Date: Tue, 1 Jul 1997 17:04:17 +0000
From: epia97 <>
Subject: Re: EPIA'97 - Call for Participation


 8th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence
 University Auditorium, Coimbra, Portugal
 October 6-9, 1997

 Under the auspices of the
 Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence

The 8th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence will be held
at Coimbra, Portugal, October 6-9, 1997. As in previous issues, ('89,
'91, '93 and '95), EPIA'97 will be run as an international conference,
English being the official language. The conference covers all areas
of Artificial Intelligence, including theoretical areas, foundational
areas, and applications. The scientific program consists of invited
lectures, tutorials, parallel workshops, and paper presentations.
Eight well-known researchers will present invited lectures and
tutorials. The conference proceedings will be published by Springer
Verlag and made available to the attendees.


 Tom Mitchell Oskar Dressler
 (CMU - USA) (OCC'M Software GmbH - Germany)

 Luis Moniz Pereira Francisco Varela
 (UNL - Portugal) (CNRS - France)


 Daniel O'Leary (USC - USA), on AI and Finance
 Ramon de Mantaras (CSIC - Spain), on KDD and Data Mining
 Pedro Barahona (UNL - Portugal), on Constraint Programming
 Felix Costa (UL - Portugal), on Neurocomputing


 The Venue
Coimbra is the most important city of Central Portugal. Situated on
the banks of river Mondego and a mere 40Km from the sea, Coimbra is a
two-hour train journey from the international airports of Lisbon and
Oporto. The University of Coimbra is one of the oldest in the world,
its history dating back to the 13th century. Grown up around its
University, Coimbra reflects a deep academic life, where cultural
tradition and irreverence merge together to offer a splendid well
being for residents and visitors. Because of its immense historical
heritage and unique romantic atmosphere, Coimbra is one of the
favorite tourist destinations in Portugal. Its population is
approximately 100,000. At the beginning of October, the temperature
ranges from 20C to 22C (68F to 72F) during the day. Lightweight
clothing is therefore recommended. As it rains from time to time
during this part of the year, it is also advisable to bring an

The closest international airports are located in Lisbon and Oporto,
respectively 200Km and 120Km away from Coimbra. The conference will
arrange a limited number of shuttle buses for attendees, from Lisbon
and Oporto airports to Coimbra, and back. Places in these buses will
be subjected to previous reservation. The trips from these airports to
Coimbra may also be made by train, bus or car. Detailed and up-to-date
information will be made available at the EPIA'97 Web site.

EPIA'97 has booked a limited number of rooms at reduced conference
fees in several Hotels covering a wide range of prices. Transfers
between some of the Hotels and the University Auditorium will be made
available free of charge to the attendees who make their reservations
through Professional Tours, the EPIA'97 official travel agency.

Accommodations for Students
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A limited number of low rate rooms in fairly good Residentials and
Hotels is available for those registering as students for the

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The reservation is considered to be effective when the payment for all
the days of stay has been made. The deadline for reservations is
September 30. Enquires and requests for accommodation forms should be
directed to the EPIA'97 official travel agency:

 Av. D. Afonso Henriques, 45
 FAX: +351.39.401033
 PHONE: +351.39.402011

The accomodation form may also be found at EPIA'97 Web site.

The conference program includes a scheduled tour for both the
participants and their companions on Saturday, October 10 (Tour 1).
Three other tours are scheduled on the conference days for the
participants companions (Tour 2, Your 3 and Tour 4).

Tour 1 - Figueira da Foz beach (October 10, full day, 2,100 PT, not
 including lunch)
Tour 2 - Coimbra: historical places (October 7, Half day, 2,200 PTE,
 including entrance fees)
Tour 3 - Nazare / Batalha / Fatima (October 8, full day, 5,800 PTE
 including lunch)
Tour 4 - Conimbriga roman ruins (October 9, Half day, 1,700 PTE,
 including entrance fees)

 Social Events
Three social events are included in the social program: welcome party
(on October 6), a special event (on October 7) and a farewell dinner
(on October 9). The welcome party and the farewell dinner are included
in the conference fee, except for students for whom it is optional.
The special event is not included in the conference fee.

 Conference Registration Form
Please fill in the registration form, which may be found at EPIA'97
Web site, and mail or fax it with the corresponding conference fee to
the EPIA'97 official address. The registration fee covers your
attendance at the conference, the conference proceedings, a copy of
the working notes for the workshops (or tutorials) you attend, coffee
breaks, and the farewell dinner.

 Method of Payment
Payments can be made by check to the order of EPIA'97 or by credit
card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Eurocard). All payments
are in Portuguese Escudos (PTE). All refunds requests must be in
writing and postmarked by September 15, 1997. A 7500 PTE processing
fee will be levied on all refunds granted. No refunds will be granted
after this date. Those registering as full-time students must include
legible proof of their student status. Conference proceedings and
farewell dinner are not included when applying reduced conference fee
for students.

 Student Scholarships
A limited number of student scholarships is available. To apply, you
must submit proof of your full-time student status in a degree-bearing
program, such as a letter from your faculty advisor or a copy of your
current registration receipt. Note that student body cards will not
suffice. These scholarships are intended to assist those who would not
otherwise be able to attend the conference, and in particular, those
students from the less well-off countries. To apply for a scholarship,
please contact EPIA'97 at the official address given below.

 Mailing List
We have set up an automated mailing list facility to easily distribute
up to date information to those who wish to attend the conference. You
may find instructions on how to add yourself to the mailing list at
the EPIA'97 Web site.

The EPIA'97 Committee can accept no liability for personal injuries,
or for loss of or damage to property belonging to conference
participants, either during or as a result of the conference.

 Program Committee
Bernardete Ribeiro (Portugal) Carlos Bento (Portugal)
Cristiano Castelfranchi (Italy) Ernesto Morgado (Portugal)
Eugenio Oliveira (Portugal) Gabriel Pereira Lopes (Portugal)
Helder Araujo (Portugal) Helder Coelho (Portugal)
John Self (UK) Larry Medsker (USA)
Luis Moniz Pereira (Portugal) Luis Monteiro (Portugal)
Manuela Veloso (USA) Miguel Filgueiras (Portugal)
Nuno Mamede (Portugal) Oskar Dressler (Germany)
Pavel Brazdil (Portugal) Pedro Barahona (Portugal)
Philippe Dague (France) Ramon de Mantaras (Spain)
Rosa Vicari (Brazil) Stefano Nolfi (Italy)
Stuart Shapiro (USA) Takeo Kanade (USA)
Xue Mei Wang (USA) Yves Kodratoff (France)

 Conference & Program Co-Chairs
 Ernesto Costa Amilcar Cardoso
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 Dep. Eng. Informatica
 Universidade de Coimbra - Portugal

 Reitoria da Universidade de Coimbra
 Companhia de Seguros Fidelidade
 Junta Nacional de Investogacao Cientifica e Tecnologica (JNICT)
 Livraria Julio Figueiredo
 Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD)
 Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian
 Dep. Eng. Informatica - UC

 Conference Official Address
Dep. Eng. Informatica Voice: +351 (39) 7000004
Universidade de Coimbra - Polo II Fax: +351 (39) 701266
Pinhal de Marrocos Email:
3030 Coimbra, Portugal URL:


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Message 2: Confs: 32nd Colloquium of Linguistics Kassel

Date: Sat, 28 Jun 1997 10:56:11 +0200
From: Ingo Warnke <>
Subject: Confs: 32nd Colloquium of Linguistics Kassel

			32nd Colloquium of Linguistics

			All Fields of Linguistics

			September 17-19, 1997
			University of Kassel

>From now on you can get the newest information on the 32nd Colloquium
of Linguistics in the WWW. Our homepage will include the latest
version of the programme, some important adresses and maps, and an
application form for participation as an auditor:

Dr. Ingo Warnke
Fachbereich 09 Germanistik
Universitaet Kassel
D-34109 Kassel
Fon: +49 561 804 3336
Fax: +49 561 804 2812
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