LINGUIST List 9.1045

Thu Jul 16 1998

Calls: Artificial Intelligence, English Varieties

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  1. ecai98, European Conference Artificial Intelligence 98
  2. P Bhaskaran Nayar, Major Varieties of English

Message 1: European Conference Artificial Intelligence 98

Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 00:00:56 +0100
From: ecai98 <>
Subject: European Conference Artificial Intelligence 98

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 AUGUST 23-28 1998 BRIGHTON UK ( `-'

 ECAI-98: the 13th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence


ECAI-98 takes place in Brighton on 23-28 August 1998. The main technical
programme for the conference comprises 158 top-quality research papers
in 48 sessions covering the following topics:

 Analogy, Automated reasoning, Belief revision, Case-based reasoning,
 Cognitive modelling, Computational linguistics, Constraint
 reasoning, Diagnosis and intelligent tutoring, Genetic algorithms,
 Heuristic search, Inductive logic programming, Knowledge
 representation, Knowledge-based systems, Learning rules and decision
 trees, Logic programming, Logic-based planning, Logics for KR,
 Logics for actions, Modelling actions, Multiagent Systems,
 Nonmononotic reasoning, Numerical methods in machine learning,
 Numerical methods and neural nets, Ontologies, Planning and
 scheduling, Possibilistic modelling, Probabilistic modelling,
 Robotics, Temporal and spatial reasoning, User interfaces

The programme also includes 6 eminent invited speakers: Ramon Lopez de
Mantaras, Jean-Francois Puget, David Schmeidler, Stephen Muggleton,
Jan-Olof Eklundh and Glenn Shafer.

In addition to the main conference, 12 pre-conference tutorials and
23 pre-conference workshops offer in depth tuition and discussion of
specific hot topics in the field.

The conference takes place in the Brighton Centre, an international
conference centre right on the seafront in Brighton, and features a full
range of social event as well as an exhibition of AI products and

Full details of the main conference programme, workshops, tutorials and
other events, plus registration and accommodation information, and a
web-based registration form are available on the website.

If you would like to receive an email summary of the programme and
registration form please respond to this email.

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ECAI-98 Secretariat Tel: +44(0)1273 678448
Centre for Advanced Software Applications Fax: +44(0)1273 671320
University of Sussex Email:
Brighton, BN1 9QH, UK URL:

ECAI-98 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial
Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex
on behalf of AISB.
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Message 2: Major Varieties of English

Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 11:12:09 GMT
From: P Bhaskaran Nayar <>
Subject: Major Varieties of English

Second International Conference on Major Varieties of English


Lincoln University Campus, England

September 9-11, 1999

Conference theme: The English Language Today: Functions and Representations

Plenary Speakers include: 
		 Nicholas Coupland (University of Wales, Cardiff)
		 Eric Fudge (University of Reading)
		 Salikoko Mufwene (University of Chicago)

Paper proposals are invited on all aspects of the use of major varieties of English 
today, in particular on the following themes:

 Formal and functional developments and changes in English
 Mediated uses of English
 International profile of English
 English and corporate culture
 English language in literature
 English and world communication
 Competing target varieties fo learners
 text and corpus analysis etc.

Submission of paper proposals

Abstracts of paper proposals should be no more than 250 words in
length, and should be double spaced. Please submit three copies, one
with name, affiliation and personal details (address for
correspondence, phone/fax numbers, e.mail address). Please mention
at the bottom what area or theme you believe your abstract covers
(e.g. Pragmatics, Media language, dialectology, political sociology

Send abstracts to reach no later than Dec. 15, 1998 to:

P. B. Nayar
Faculty of Arts and Technology
Lincoln University Campus
Brayford Pool
Lincoln, LS6 7TS
United Kingdom

Abstracts may also be submitted as an attachment to e.mail (one copy
with all information required) to:


Full conference package: Registration + on campus accommodation for
two nights + two breakfasts 	 150
Registarion only:			120
Daily registration:			45
Conference dinner on 10/9/99		25 (optional)
All rates include lunch(es) and refreshments on the days of attendance.

There will be a late surcharge on registrations received after June 1, 1999

All presenters will receive detailed information package. For
enquries and additional information, contact:

The Conference Secretary - MAVEN II
Faculty of Arts and Technology
Lincoln University Campus
Brayford Pool
Lincoln, LN6 7TS

Tel: +44 1522 886251
Fax: +44 1522 886021

Information and updates also available on our website at
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