LINGUIST List 9.1593

Thu Nov 12 1998

Calls: Artificial Intelligence, Language & Culture

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  1. KBCS-98 Secretariat, Artificial Intelligence
  2. Munkyung Agnes Kang, Language, Interaction, and Culture

Message 1: Artificial Intelligence

Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 15:56:34 -0500 (GMT)
From: KBCS-98 Secretariat <>
Subject: Artificial Intelligence

 K B C S-98

 Call for Participation

 National Centre for Software Technology
 Mumbai, India
 December 17-19, 1998

The International Conference on Knowledge Based Computer Systems will be held
in Mumbai, India during December 17-19, 1998. The conference is intended
to act as a forum for promoting interaction among researchers in the field
of Artificial Intelligence in India and abroad. There will be a two day
conference during December 17-18, 1998 followed by a day of post-conference
tutorial on December 19, 1998.

Papers were submitted to the conference on the following topics.

o AI Applications o AI Architectures
o Automatic Programming o Cognitive Modeling
o Expert Systems o Foundations of AI
o Genetic Algorithms o Information Retrieval
o Intelligent Agents o Intelligent Tutoring Systems
o Knowledge Acquisition o Knowledge Management
o Knowledge Representation o Machine Learning
o Machine Translation o Natural Language Processing
o Neural Networks o Planning and Scheduling
o Reasoning o Robotics
o Search Techniques o Speech Processing
o Theorem Proving o Uncertainty Handling
o Vision

About 30 papers will be presented during the conference.

Post-Conference Tutorial

The tutorial will be conducted on December 19, 1998 at NCST, Juhu, Mumbai.

 o An Introduction to Information Extraction - (11 AM to 6 PM)
 Amit Bagga, GE Corporate R & D Centre, USA

Programme Committee

S. Ramani, NCST, Mumbai (Chair)
R. Uthurusamy, GMR Labs, USA (Co-chair)
K. S. R. Anjaneyulu, NCST, Mumbai
S. Arunkumar, IIT, Mumbai
Amitava Bagchi, IIM, Calcutta
Pushpak Bhattacharya, IIT, Mumbai
Nick Cercone, U of Regina, Canada
B. B. Chaudhuri, ISI, Calcutta
R. Chandrasekar, U of Pennsylvania, USA
S. K. Goyal, GTE Labs , USA
S. Sen Gupta, Tata Infotech, Mumbai
J. R. Isaac, NIIT, New Delhi
Aravind K. Joshi, U of Pennsylvania, USA
H. N. Mahabala, INFOSYS, Bangalore
M. Narasimha Murthy, IISc, Bangalore
R. Narasimhan, CMC, Bangalore
P. V. S. Rao, TIFR, Mumbai
P. Saint-Dizier, U of Paul Sabatier, France
R. Sangal, IIT, Kanpur
M. Vidyasagar, CAIR, Bangalore

Organizing Committee

George Arakal, NCST (Chair)
Dhawal Bhagwat, NCST
S. Karthik, NCST
Parag A. Mahadane, NCST
Mandar Padhye, NCST
P. Ravi Prakash, NCST
Durgesh D. Rao, NCST
M. Sasikumar, NCST
Puneet Srivastava, NCST


Last date for registration is 11th December 1998. On-site registration will
be subject to availability of seats. All payments should be made by a crossed
Mumbai cheque or a demand draft, payable to KBCS-98.



 Students : Rs 600
 Delegates from not-for-profit : Rs 800
 Other Delegates : Rs 1200


 Full Day : Rs 700

For further information please refer to the KBCS-98 home page or write to the
KBCS-98 Secretariat.


KBCS-98 Secretariat Phone: +91 (22) 620 1606
National Centre for Software Technology Fax: +91 (22) 621 0139
Gulmohar Cross Rd No. 9 E-mail:
Juhu, Mumbai 400 049, India
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Message 2: Language, Interaction, and Culture

Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 14:13:20 -0800 (PST)
From: Munkyung Agnes Kang <>
Subject: Language, Interaction, and Culture

* * * * * * * * * * CALL FOR PAPERS * * * * * * * * * *

The Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture (CLIC)
Graduate Student Association at UCLA


The Language, Interaction, and Social Organization (LISO)
Graduate Student Association at UCSB

Issue its call for papers for the fifth annual conference on language,
interaction, and culture to be held April 29-May 1,1999. This year's
conference will be hosted by the LISO Graduate Student Association at the
University of California, Santa Barbara.

Plenary Speaker: Dr. Don Kulick

Dr. Kulick will also lead a pre-conference workshop for graduate students.
Registration information will be forthcoming.

Submissions should address topics at the intersection of language,
interaction, and culture and would preferably be based on recorded,
spontaneous interaction. They must be hard copy and should include: (1) a
detachable title page that includes (a) the title of the paper, (b) the
author's name, affiliation, postal address, e-mail address, and phone
number, (c) a list of equipment needed for the presentation; and (2) SIX
COPIES of a 500-1,000 word extended abstract of the paper. No information
identifying the author may appear in the abstract. Three copies of
submitted abstracts must be received no later than Friday, February 5,

LISO is an ongoing seminar group at the University of California, Santa
Barbara, whose members share an interest in the analysis of recorded
social interaction through various approaches, including conversation
analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, and functional linguistics. LISO
is composed of faculty and graduate students from linguistics, sociology,
and education, among other departments. 

CLIC is located at the University of California, Los Angeles. The purpose
of CLIC is to promote cross-disciplinary discussion about issues regarding
language as a complex resource for thinking and acting in the world. CLIC
is composed of faculty and graduate students from anthropology, applied
linguistics, education, psychology, and sociology.

Submissions not received in triplicate or not received by the deadline
will not be considered. Further questions can be addressed via e-mail to or

All submissions should be mailed to:
LISO Graduate Student Association
University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of Sociology
2834 Ellison Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3100
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