LINGUIST List 9.152

Sun Feb 1 1998

Calls: PKDD'98, Comparative Slavic Morphosyntax

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  1. Mohamed Quafafou, PKDD'98
  2. George Fowler, Comparative Slavic Morphosyntax

Message 1: PKDD'98

Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 17:02:59 +0100
From: Mohamed Quafafou <>
Subject: PKDD'98

 PKDD'98 -- 2nd European Symposium on Principles of
 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
 Nantes, France
 September 23-26, 1998

Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD) have emerged
from acombination of many research areas: databases, statistics,
machinelearning, automated scientific discovery, inductive logic
programming, artificial intelligence, visualization, decision science,
and high performance computing.

While each of these areas can contribute in specific ways, KDD focuses
on the value that is added by creative combination of the contributing
areas. The goal of PKDD'98 is to provide a European-based forum for
interaction among all theoreticians and practitioners interested in
data mining. Interdisciplinary collaboration is one desired outcome,
but the main long-term focus is on theoretical principles for the
emerging discipline of KDD, especially on KDD-specific principles that
go beyond each contributing area.

Both theoretical and applied submissions are sought. Reviewers will
assess the contribution towards the principles of KDD, in addition to
the usual requirements of relevance, novelty, clarity and
significance. Applied papers should go beyond an individual
application, presenting an explicit method that promises a degree of
generality within one or more stages of the discovery process, such as
preprocessing, mining, visualization, use of prior knowledge,
knowledge refinement, and evaluation. Theoretical papers should
demonstrate how the proposed theoretical contribution advances the
discovery process.

The following non-exclusive list exemplifies topics of interest:

Data and knowledge representation for data mining
* Beyond relational databases: new forms of data organization
* Data reduction
* Prior domain knowledge and use of discovered knowledge
* Combining query systems with discovery capabilities

Statistics and probability in data mining
* Discovery of probabilistic networks
* Modelling knowledge uncertainty
* Discovery of exceptions and deviations
* Statistical significance in large-scale search
* The problems of over-fit

Logic-based perspective on data mining
* Inference of knowledge from data
* Exploring different subspaces of first order logic
* Rough sets in data mining
* Boolean approaches to data mining
* Inductive Logic Programming for mining real databases
* Pattern-recognition for data mining
* The use of tolerance (similarity) relations in data mining
* KDD-motivated discretization of data
* Discovery of approximate schemes of reasoning from data

Man-Machine interaction in data mining
* Visualization of data
* Visualization of knowledge
* Interface design
* Interactive data mining: human and computer contributions

Artificial Intelligence contributions to KDD
* Representing knowledge and hypotheses spaces
* Search for knowledge and its complexities
* Combining many methods in one system
* Data mining in distributed/multiagent systems

High performance computing for data mining
* Hardware support for KDD
* Parallel discovery algorithms and complexity
* Distributed data mining
* Scalability in high dimensional datasets
* From concept learning to concept discovery
* Expanding the autonomy of machine learners
* Embedding learning methods in KDD systems
* Conceptual clustering in knowledge discovery
* Applications of scientific discovery systems to databases
* Scientific hypothesis evaluation that transfers to KDD
* Hypothesis spaces of scientific discovery applied in KDD
* Differences between the data handled in both fields
* KDD applications on scientific databases
* Decomposition of large data tables

Quality assessment of data mining results
* Multi-criteria knowledge evaluation
* Benchmarks and metrics for system evaluation
* Statistical tests in KDD applications
* Usefulness and risk assessment in decision-making

Applications of data mining and knowledge discovery
* Medicine: diagnosis and prognosis
* Control theory: predictive and adaptive control, model
* Engineering: diagnosis of mechanisms and processes
* Public administration
* Marketing and finance
* Data mining on the web in text and heterogeneous data
* Natural and social science
* Prediction and intervention use of knowledge
* Fraud detection

Interaction between symbolic KDD methods and neural nets
* Interpretation of knowledge accumulated in a trained NN
* Hybrid NN/Symbolic KDD systems
* NN architectures for higher transparency and interpretability

Submitted papers should be in English and not exceed 10 single-spaced
pages of 12pt font (excluding title page but including tables, figures
and bibliography). Submissions exceeding this limit will not be
reviewed. A separate title page should begin with title, authors,
affiliations, surface and e-mail addresses, and an abstract of about
200 words. Submitted papers should preferably be formatted according
to the LNAI guidelines. LaTeX and Word style files are available at The following items
must be submitted by May 15th, 1998: an electronic version of the
paper (uuencoded and compressed PostScript), and an electronic version
of the titlepage in plain ASCII format. Four hard copies of the paper
by regular mail are also accepted if electronic submission is not
possible. All items should be sent to the following addresses:

* Regular mail: Mohamed Quafafou - PKDD'98 Conference (see full
	address below)
* Electronic mail :

All accepted for regular and poster presentations will be published by
Springer Verlag as part of the ``Lecture Notes in Artificial
Intelligence'' (LNAI) series.

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Submission deadline: May 15th, 1998
Notice of acceptance: June 15th, 1998
Camera ready papers: July 5th, 1998

PANEL DISCUSSIONS: proposals are sought for panels that stimulate
interaction between the communities contributing to KDD. Include
title, the main goals, prospective participants and a summary of the
topics to be discussed. Submission to by May 15th,
1998. Notification of acceptance by June 15th, 1998.

TUTORIALS: proposals are solicited for tutorials that: (1) transfer
know-how and provide hands-on experience, (2) combine two or more
areas (e.g. rough sets and statistics, high-performance computing and
databases, etc), or (3) cover application domains such as finance,
medicine, or automatic control. Submission to by May
15th, 1998. Notification of acceptance by June, 15th, 1998.

DEMONSTRATIONS OF SOFTWARE for data mining and knowledge discovery are
invited, including both commercial and experimental systems. Send
descriptions to by July 15th, 1998.

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Jan Zytkow, Mohamed Quafafou,
Dept. of Computer Science IRIN, 2 rue la Houssiniere
UNC Charlotte BP 92208 - 44322
Charlotte, NC 28223 Nantes cedex 03
USA France

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Pieter Adriaans (Syllogic, Netherlands)
Pawel Bradzil (U. Porto, Portugal)
Henri Briand (IRIN U. Nantes, France)
Leo Carbonara (British Telecom., UK)
A. Fazel Famili (IIT-NRC, Canada)
Ronen Feldman (Bar Ilan, U. Israel)
Patrick Gallinari (U. Paris 6, France)
Jean-Gabriel Ganascia (U. Paris 6, France)
Attilio Giordana (U. Torino, Italy)
David Hand (Open U., UK)
Bob Henery (U. Strathclyde, UK)
Mikhail Kiselev (Megaputer Intelligence, Russia)
Willi Kloesgen (GMD, Germany)
Yves Kodratoff (U. Paris 11, France)
Jan Komorowski (Norwegian U.Sci. & Tech.)
Nada Lavrac (Josef Stefan Inst., Slovenia)
Heikki Mannila (U. Helsinki, Finland)
Steve Muggleton (Oxford U., UK)
Zdzislaw Pawlak (Warsaw Technical U., Poland)
Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro (Knowledge Stream, Boston, USA)
Lech Polkowski (U. Warsaw, Poland)
Mohamed Quafafou (IRIN U. Nantes, France)
Zbigniew Ras (UNC Charlotte, USA)
Lorenza Saitta (U. Torino, Italy)
Wei-Min Shen (U. So. California, USA)
Arno Siebes (CWI, Netherlands)
Andrzej Skowron (U. Warsaw, Poland)
Derek Sleeman (U. Aberdeen, UK)
Nicolas Spyratos (U. Paris 11, France)
Shusaku Tsumoto (Tokyo Medical & Dental U., Japan)
Raul Valdes-Perez (CMU, USA)
Thierry Van de Merckt (Belgium)
Rudiger Wirth (Daimler-Benz, Germany)
Stefan Wrobel (GMD, Germany)
Ning Zhong (Yamaguchi U., Japan)
Wojtek Ziarko (U. Regina, Canada)
Djamel A. Zighed (U. Lyon 2, France)
Jan Zytkow (UNC Charlotte, USA)

| Mohamed Quafafou |
| IRIN, 2 rue la Houssiniere tel: (+33) 240 37 49 75 <<<<<< New <<< |
| BP 92208 - 44322 fax: (+33) 240 37 49 70 |
| Nantes cedex 03 mail: |
| France. |
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Message 2: Comparative Slavic Morphosyntax

Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 14:21:47 -0500
From: George Fowler <>
Subject: Comparative Slavic Morphosyntax


Indiana University invites you to submit abstracts to a workshop
(funded by the U.S. Department of Education) on


The workshop will be held at Canyon Inn, in McCormick's Creek State
Park, Spencer, Indiana (near Bloomington) on Friday-Sunday 5-7 June

Papers are solicited in response to five invited "position papers":

Leonard Babby:
 "Voice and Diathesis in Slavic"
Zeljko Boskovic:
 "Wh-phrases and wh-movement in Slavic"
Greville Corbett:
 "Agreement in Slavic"
Steven Franks:
 "Clitics in Slavic"
Gilbert Rappaport:
 "Noun Phrases in Slavic"

These position papers are intended to summarize the variation in data
across the Slavic languages, define the "state of the art" in existing
analysis for each area, communicate innovations and on-going research,
and identify an agenda for future investigation. As such, they are
meant to serve as springboards for discussion, rebuttal, response, and
debate. This call for papers solicits responses in two categories: 10
minute presentations (+ 5 minute discussion) or 20 minutes (+ 10
minute discussion). You may respond to one or several position papers,
but must submit an advance abstract for each response; there is no set
limit on the number of responses which may be accepted from any one

The position papers can be downloaded via the internet in
platform-independent pdf, ps, and html formats (the html versions will
be posted last) from:


If you cannot download or use electronic versions of the position
papers, you may request a printed copy of any of the papers from the
address below. However, However, in view of our limited budget and
staff resources, we urge you to utilize the electronic versions if

Proposals for reponses may be submitted to the address
below. Abstracts should be no more than one page, including examples
and references. Include your name and affiliation directly on the
abstract, and please attach a card with your name, address, e-mail,
phone, title, and position paper to which you are responding. Please
send 4 copies of each abstract, and indicate the length category for
your response. We will also accept submissions via email to
<> or fax (to 1-812-855-2107). Paper submission is
preferable, however, as these abstracts will be used as camera-ready
copy in making the abstract book for the workshop.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 24 April 1998.

Registration for the conference will be free of charge for all
participants, but we regret that our budget does not permit us to
underwrite travel or local expenses. Information about travel and
accommodations will be provided later via announcements and our www

A volume of proceedings will be published by Slavica Publishers.

All requests for information, inquiries about position papers, and
abstracts should be sent to:

George Fowler [Email]
Dept. of Slavic Languages [dept. tel.] 1-812-855-9906/-2608/-2624
Ballantine 502 [dept. fax] 1-812-855-2107
Indiana University [home phone/fax] 1-317-726-1482/-1642
Bloomington, IN 47405-6616 USA [Slavica phone/fax] 1-812-856-4186/-4187
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