LINGUIST List 9.1020

Fri Jul 10 1998

Calls: CIMCA'99, Spanish in the United States

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  1. CIMCA99, CIMCA'99

Message 1: CIMCA'99

Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 20:05:10 +1000
From: CIMCA99 <>
Subject: CIMCA'99


International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling,
 Control and Automation
 17-19 February 1999
 Vienna - Austria
 14 August 1998 Deadline for submission of extended abstract

Honorary Chair:
Lotfi A. Zadeh, University of California, USA

General Chair:
Masoud Mohammadian, Monash University (Australia)


The international conference on computational Intelligence for
modelling, control and automation will be held in Vienna, Austria on
17-19 February 1999. The conference provides a medium for the exchange
of ideas between theoreticians and practitioners to address the
important issue in computational intelligence, modelling, control and

The conference will consist of both plenary sessions and contributory
sessions, focusing on theory, implementation and applications of
computational intelligence techniques to modelling, control and
automation. For contributory sessions, extended abstract papers are
being solicited. Several well-known keynote speakers will address the
conference. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following

Modern and Advanced Control Strategies: Neural Networks Control, Fuzzy
Logic Control, Genetic Algorithms & Evolutionary Control,
Model-Predictive Control, Adaptive and Optimal Control, Intelligent
Control Systems, Robotics and Automation, Fault Diagnosis, Intelligent
agents, Industrial Automations

Hybrid Systems: Fuzzy Evolutionary Systems, Fuzzy Expert Systems,
Fuzzy Neural Systems, Neural Genetic Systems, Neural-Fuzzy-Genetic
Systems, Hybrid Systems for Optimisation

Data Analysis, Prediction and Model Identification: Signal Processing,
Prediction & Time Series Analysis, System Identification, Data Fusion
and Data Mining, Knowledge Discovery, Intelligent Information Systems,
Image Processing, Image Understanding, Parallel Computing applications
in Identification & Control, Pattern Recognition, Clustering,

Decision Making and Information Retrieval: Case-Based Reasoning,
Decision Analysis, Intelligent Databases & Information Retrieval,
Dynamic Systems Modelling, Decision Support Systems, Multi-criteria
Decision Making, Qualitative and Approximate-Reasoning Modelling

Paper Submission

Papers will be selected based on their originality, significance,
correctness, and clarity of presentation. Four copies of extended
abstract (500-800 word) should be submitted to the following address:

CIMCA'99 Secretariat
School of Computing & Information Technology
Monash University
Gippsland Campus
Switchback Rd, Churchill 3842
Victoria, Australia

Extended abstract should present original work, which has not been
published or being reviewed for other conferences.

Important Dates

14 August 1998 Deadline for submission of extended abstract

21 September 1998 Notification of acceptance

23 November1998 Deadline for camera-ready copies of accepted papers

17-19 February 1999 Conference sessions

Special Sessions and Tutorials

Special sessions and tutorials will be organised at the
conference. The conference is calling for special sessions and
tutorial proposals. All proposals should be sent to the conference
chair before November 23rd, 1998. CIMCA'99 will also include a special
poster session devoted to recent work and work-in-progress. Abstracts
are solicited for this session (3 pages limit) may be submitted up to
30 days before the conference date.

Invited Sessions

Keynote speakers from academia and industry will be addressing the
main issues of the conference.

International Program Committee:

H. Adeli, The Ohio State University, USA
B. Kosko, University of Southern California, USA
A. Kandel, University of South Florida, USA
T. Fukuda, Nagoya University, Japan
T. Baeck, Informatic Centrum Dortmund, Germany
J. Bezdek, University of West Florida, USA
K. Hirota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
G. Dorffner, University of Vienna, Austria
E. Oja, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
W. Pedrycz, University of Manitoba, Canada
X. Yao, The University of New South Wales, ADFA, Australia
H. R. Berenji, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
R. C. Eberhart, Purdue University,USA
A. Y. Zomaya, University of Western Australia, Australia
T. Shibata, MITI, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan
H. Liljenstrom, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
F. Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
A. Bulsari, AB Nonlinear Solutions OY, Finland
B. Bignall, Monash University, Australia
J. D. Pinter, Dalhousie University, Canada
V. Piuri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
T. Furuhashi, Nagoya University, Japan
A. Aamodt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
T. Yamakawa, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
L. Guan, University of Sydney, Australia
J. Fernandez de Caete, University of Malaga, Spain
W. Duch, Nicholas Copernicus,
University, Poland
E. Tulunay, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
C. Kuroda, Tokyo Institute of 
Technology, Japan

International Liaison:

Canada and USA Liaison:
J. D. Pinter, Dalhousie University,

Europe Liaison :
R. John, De Montfort University, UK
Z. Pahlavani, AVIP, Austria

Local Arrangements and Public Relation:
Zohra Pahlavani, AVIP, Austria
Christina Meier, Australia

Henry Selvaraj 
Monash University (Australia)
Robert John, De Montfort University (UK)

Baikunth Nath, Monash University, Australia
Masoud Mohammadian, (Chair), Monash University, Australia
J. D. Pinter, Dalhousie University, Canada 

Visits and social events

Sightseeing visits will be arranged for the delegates and guests. A
separate program will be arranged for companions during the

For further information either contact or
see the conference homepage at:
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Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 21:15:13 -0700
From: Ana Roca <>

Preliminary Announcement and Call for Papers:

17th Conference on Spanish in the United States
Florida International University
Miami, Florida

March 11,12,13, 1999

Keynote Speakers: To be announced in fall 1998

Abstracts for twenty-minute papers are invited on the following
general topics related to Spanish in the United States: language
policy and planning, language variation, discourse analysis, language
maintenance and shift, language attitudes, testing, heritage language
education, language in public life.

Persons interested in presenting a paper at the Conference are
requested to submit five copies of a one-page abstract of the
paper. The abstract should be accompanied by a separate page stating
the title of the paper, your name, affiliation, institutional address,
your telephone numbers, including fax, and e-mail, and the address at
which you wish to receive a notification concerning acceptance of the
paper. Please do not identify yourself on the abstract itself.

Abstracts must be received by OCTOBER 19, 1998. Queries and abstracts
should be addressed to:

Dr. Ana Roca, Conference Chair
Department of Modern Languages
Deuxieme Maison 498A
Florida International University
University Park
Miami, FL 33199



Hotel Information: Full information will be posted in fall 1998 in the
Linguist List. We have made definite arrangements with the David William
Hotel and The Biltmore Hotel (in Coral Gables). Conference participants
can stay at the David William Hotel at a negotiated rate of $99/night
and will have all privileges at The Biltmore Hotel (a luxury hotel in a
historic building) because both hotels are under the same management and
coorporation now. The Biltmore is only about four or five blocks away
and you can walk or take the hotel shuttle there. The conference will be
held at The Biltmore and at Florida International University.

If you wish to make early reservations, call the David William Hotel at
305-445-7821 and mention that it is for FIU's "Spanish in the U.S."
Conference March 11-13, 1999 at the agreed upon rate. Space is limited.

Note: Queries will be answered as soon as possible after August 16, 1998
and a conference registration form will be posted soon and can also be
mailed to you as early as fall 1998 at the start of the new academic
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