LINGUIST List 9.1542

Wed Nov 4 1998

Calls: Lex. Semantics, Collective Agent Based Systems

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  1. Valia Kordoni, Lexical Semantics Workshop--ESSLLI'99
  2. Wiebe van der Hoek, Collective Agent Based Systems

Message 1: Lexical Semantics Workshop--ESSLLI'99

Date: Tue, 03 Nov 1998 15:06:48 +0100
From: Valia Kordoni <kordergunji.sfs.nphil.uni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: Lexical Semantics Workshop--ESSLLI'99

ESSLLI-99 Workshop on 

 LEXICAL SEMANTICS AND LINKING IN CONSTRAINT-BASED THEORIES

 August 16-20, 1999

 A workshop held as part of the 
 11th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information 
 (ESSLLI-99) 
 August 9 - 20, 1999, Utrecht, The Netherlands

 ** FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS **

ORGANISER: Valia Kordoni (University of Tuebingen)

BACKGROUND:
In recent years, there has been an increasing interest among
syntacticians in the interface between syntax and word meaning. In
constraint-based theories like LFG and HPSG, this interest has led to
the development of the Lexical Mapping Theory (LMT) and the Hierarchical
Lexicon models, respectively.

Having as a common starting point their recognition for the importance
of word classes for the interface between syntax and lexical semantics,
LMT and the Hierarchical Lexicon models vary both ontologically, and in
the range of linguistic phenomena they attempt to explain, some of which
include, but in no way are they limited to, the following:

- Split Intransitivity phenomena (unaccusative vs. unergative verbs)

- Variation among verbs of emotion and location

- Subcategorization alternations and the linking of indirect arguments

- Morpholexical Processes, including causative verbs

- Complex predicates

- Symmetric predicates

The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and
advanced Ph.D. students to present and discuss approaches on empirical
and formal issues related to the Syntax-Lexical Semantics Interface in
the frameworks of LFG and HPSG. The workshop intends to continue the
series of courses and workshops on lexical semantics and on the
interactions between morphology, syntax and semantics held at previous
summer schools. It is also dedicated to support inter-framework
discussions, since it is focussing on the lexical semantics and linking
components of both LFG and HPSG.

WORKSHOP FORMAT:
The workshop will consist of five sessions with two 30+10-minute
presentations in each session. 

SUBMISSIONS:
All researchers in the area, but especially Ph.D. students and young
researchers, are encouraged to submit a two-page abstract either as
hardcopy or electronically (postscript only).

Submissions should be sent until February 15, 1999. Notification of
acceptance will be given to contributors around April 15, 1999.
Contributors of accepted papers will be asked to provide an extended
abstract (10 pages) in LaTeX format to be included in a Summer School
reader. The deadline for the submission of the extended abstracts is May
31, 1999.

Submissions should be sent to the following address:

Valia Kordoni
Universitaet Tuebingen
Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft
Kleine Wilhelmstr. 113
D-72074 Tuebingen
GERMANY

kordersfs.nphil.uni-tuebingen.de

REGISTRATION:
Workshop contributors will be required to register for ESSLLI-99, but
they will be eligible for a reduced registration fee.

IMPORTANT DATES:
 Feb 15, 99: Deadline for submissions
 Apr 15, 99: Notification of acceptance
 May 31, 99: Deadline for final copy
 Aug 16, 99: Start of workshop

FURTHER INFORMATION:
The workshop will take place in association with the 11th European
Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) to be held in
Utrecht, the Netherlands (9-20 August 1999).

The main focus of the European Summer Schools in Logic, Language and
Information is the interface between linguistics, logic, and
computation. The ESSLLI Summer School is organized under the auspices of
the European Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI).
Foundational, introductory and advanced courses together with workshops
cover a wide variety of topics within six areas of interest: Logic,
Computation, Language, Logic and Computation, Computation and Language,
Language and Logic. Previous summer schools have been highly successful,
attracting around 500 students from Europe and elsewhere. The school has
developed into an important meeting place and forum for discussion for
students and researchers interested in the interdisciplinary study of
Logic, Language and Information. 

To obtain further information about ESSLLI-99 please visit the ESSLLI-99
home page at http://esslli.let.uu.nl/
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Message 2: Collective Agent Based Systems

Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 10:48:36 +0100 (MET)
From: Wiebe van der Hoek <wiebecs.uu.nl>
Subject: Collective Agent Based Systems

CALL FOR PAPERS ESSLLI-workshop on

 Foundations and Applications of Collective Agent Based Systems (CABS)
 =====================================================================

 Workshop held in the section 'Computation' as part of the

 'Eleventh European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information'

 ESSLLI-99

 August 16-20, 1999, Utrecht, The Netherlands

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

 Wiebe van der Hoek (Utrecht University)
 John-Jules Meyer (Utrecht University)
 Cees Witteveen (Delft University)
 Mike Wooldridge (University of London) 

INVITED SPEAKER:

 Christiano Castelfranchi, University of Siena

ORGANISERS:

 Wiebe van der Hoek (Utrecht University) wiebecs.uu.nl
 John-Jules Meyer (Utrecht University) jjcs.uu.nl
 Cees Witteveen (Delft University) wittcs.tudelft.nl

Questions concerning the workshop may be addressed to any of the organizers.

BACKGROUND: 

This workshop concerns the description of, specification of and
reasoning about collective agent-based systems, i.e. multi-agent
systems in the sense of co-ordinated networks of autonomous agents.
Typical issues to be addressed are logic-based approaches to
communication, synchronisation co-ordination, co-operation, conflict
handling and negotiation, collective intentions / goals, goals and
commitments. Other topics include incident handling and fault-tolerant
behaviour of such systems. Finally, applications of collective
agent-based systems in e.g. transportation, trade and e-commerce will
be subject of discussion in the workshop.

KEYWORDS:

- theories, logics and specification formalisms for Multi-Agent Systems
- models for agent communication, co-ordination, co-operation, competition,
 collective intentions, contracts, delegation, (social) commitment, roles etc.
- models and specification of emergent behaviour
- theories for agent negotiation and argumentation
- coalition formation
- conflict handling/resolution
- models and methods for conflict resolution
- multi-agent programming
- approaches dealing with incident handling and fault-tolerance in MAS
- applications in e.g. transport, trade and e-commerce

HOW THE WORKHSOP WILL BE ORGANISED:

The workshop will consist of five sessions (90 min. each) of
presentation and discussion of contributed papers. It will take place
during the second week ESSLLI-Summer School and will be open to all
members of the LLI- community.

SUBMISSIONS:

All researchers in the area, but especially Ph.D. students and young
researchers, are encouraged to submit an abstract (hard copy or e-mail)
of not more than 12 pages to the following address:

Wiebe van der Hoek
Department of Computer Science
PO Box 80089
3508 TB Utrecht
The Netherlands
wiebecs.uu.nl

SUMMARY OF DATES:
 March 15, 99: Deadline for submissions
 May 1, 99: Notification of acceptance
 May 31, 99: Deadline for final copy
 Aug 9, 99: Start of ESSLLI'99
 Aug 16, 99: Start of workshop

REGISTRATION:
Workshop contributors will be required to register for ESSLLI-99.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
To obtain further information about the workshop, please go to 
http://pds.twi.tudelft.nl/cabs/esslli_99.htm
The ESSLLI-99 home page is at http://esslli.let.uu.nl/
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