LINGUIST List 9.893

Tue Jun 16 1998

Calls: Labelled Deduction, IIA'99 & SOCO'99

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  1. ld98, LD'98 - Call for Participation
  2. pascal, Intelligent Industrial Automation (IIA'99)

Message 1: LD'98 - Call for Participation

Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 14:22:58 +0200 (MET DST)
From: ld98 <>
Subject: LD'98 - Call for Participation

 The First International Workshop on Labelled Deduction
 	 Freiburg, Germany
			September 7 - 9, 1998


Advanced program, registration, travel and accomodation information
are available at the homepage of the workshop

To survey research in the field, and to allow researchers (in Logic,
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, etc.) to
exchange ideas, techniques and results. Both finished work and work in
progress will be reported.

Papers on current research in all aspects of Labelled Deduction,
including but not limited to:
 o Logical modeling based on Labelled Deduction
 o Formal metatheory for, or based on, Labelled Deduction
 o Hybrid reasoners and combinations of logics based on labelling
 o Automated reasoning, implementation, and system support
 o Annotated logic programming
 o Applications

Institut fuer Informatik of the University of Freiburg. Freiburg is a
medieval town of about 200,000 inhabitants at the edge of the
Black Forrest. The city is easily accessible, being within an hour from
international airports in Strasbourg and Basel. There are also good
connections (hourly trains) to airports in Frankfurt and Zurich, which
are about 2 to 3 hours away.

David Basin and Luca Vigano`

David Basin, Institut fuer Informatik, Freiburg, Germany
Marcello D'Agostino, Universita` di Ferrara, Italy
Dov Gabbay, King's College, London, UK
Sean Matthews, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Informatik, Saarbruecken, Germany
Luca Vigano`, Institut fuer Informatik, Freiburg, Germany
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Message 2: Intelligent Industrial Automation (IIA'99)

Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 22:51:23 -0600 (MDT)
From: pascal <>
Subject: Intelligent Industrial Automation (IIA'99)

	Third International ICSC Symposia on
	June 1-4, 1999 at the Palazzo Ducale in Genova, Italy
	The International Symposia on Intelligent Industrial
Automation (IIA'99) and Soft Computing (SOCO'99) intend to encompass
short-to-long-term effects of Advanced Information Technology, Soft
Computing and other related 'Intelligent Technolgies' in application
fields such as Industrial Automation, Control, Diagnostics, Computer
Vision, Robotics, Speech Recognition and Machine Translation. The
general aim of the Symposia is to address and underline the existing
and emerging relationships between automation, manufacturing and
Intelligent Technolgies, with particular emphasis on Soft Computing.
	Contributions are sought on intelligent automation and
manufacturing with emphasis on current and potential applications,
with a broad interest in all the engineering disciplines, computer
science and related technology fields.
	Following the success of IIA/SOCO'96 (Reading, England) and
IIA/SOCO'97 (Nmes, France), the third symposium will be held in
Genova, Italy. The IIA/SOCO series have established themselves as a
platform for scientists and practitioners from academic, governmental
and industrial institutions to discuss new developments and results in
the field of intelligent technologies. A further follow-up conference
has already been scheduled for the year 2001 in Paisley, Scotland.
	Advances in Soft Computing and related techniques: Theory and
	AIT (Advanced Information Technology) is one of the major
technological drivers in the advancement of modern society. Nowadays
any major achievement, related to any field of research, is strongly
supported by proper AIT based tools. Very often, such achievements
have only been possible after a proper AIT approach has been designed
and implemented. It is widely known that AIT has a very strong impact
on society itself, radically changing the skills and competencies
required in order to contribute to the everyday human environment.
	Given that nowadays the major effort in AIT development is
spent in the so called 'Soft-Computing' arena and that some of the
major and indeed, surprising, achievements in industrial applications
come from the application of soft-computing techniques, the two
symposia (IIA'99 and SOCO'99) will have many common areas of interest,
	- Neural Networks
	- Fuzzy Logic
	- Genetic Algorithms
	- Chaos Theory
	- AI and Expert Systems
	- Machine Learning
	- Pattern Recognition and Image Understanding
	The programs of the two conferences will, however, reflect
different themes:
	- IIA'99 will be directed toward the medium-to-short term, application 
	 driven, research area in Intelligent Technologies.
	- SOCO'99 is directed toward the long term research in area of
 Soft Computing
	In order to try to overcome the usual borderline existing
between theory and application, the two symposia are run jointly,
organized in a way to have partial overlap with some joint sessions
and some common plenary sessions.
	1. To give both a wide and a deep view of advances in AIT advancement 
	 offered by soft-computing technologies. 
	2. To give both the industrial and academic researcher the opportunity 
	 to discuss together real problems and opportunities. 
	3. To collect 'best practice' and information on how to perform 
	 experiments, tests and design products and processes embedding 
	 and/or using soft-computing technologies. 
	4. To explicitly and actively function as a 'technology broker', 
	 giving the opportunity for people to become aware of new problems 
	 and possible solutions and giving the possibility of finding 
	 technological partners for joint research and/or future application 
	IIA'99 will include contributions in the research area of Soft
Computing Application and, more in general, related to medium-to-short
term and application driven developments Advanced Information
Technology and Industrial Intelligent Technology.
	Particular emphasis will be laid on industrial realization,
experimental application, application methodology development and/or
formalization, quantitative and qualitative problem modeling.
	Contributions are sought mainly in the areas based on the list below:
	a) Industrial Area 
	 - Industry
	 - Energy
	 - Transportation
	 - Services
	 - Consumer
	 - etc.
	b) High-Tech Area 
	 - Innovative Control and Diagnostics
	 - Computer Vision
	 - Robotics and Remote Sensing
	 - Speech Recognition and Machine Translation
	 - etc.
	c) Green-Tech Area 
	 - Intelligent Resource Management
	 - Intelligent Pollutant Management
	 - User Behavior Modeling
	 - Intelligent Traffic Control
	 - etc.
	SOCO'99 will include contributions on long term research
(theory development, enhanced approaches, formal methods comparisons,
applications, etc.) in the area of soft-computing. Contributions are
sought in areas based on the list below, which is indicative only.
	- Neural Networks
	- Fuzzy Logic
	- Rough Sets
	- Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Computing
	- Chaos Theory
	- AI and Expert Systems
	- Probabilistic Reasoning
	- Machine Learning
	- Learning Algorithms and Intelligent Control
	- Pattern Recognition and Image Understanding
	- Distributed Intelligence
	- Self-Organizing Systems
	- Fuzzy Databases and Information Retrieval
	- Educational Aspects of Soft Computing
	A special session on 'Intelligent Systems in Control and
Process Optimization' including a plenary lecture is sponsored by the
IFS Network and organized by Alberto Servida, Italy. Contributions are
	The symposia will be held at the Palazzo Ducale, a beautiful
historic building in the city centre of Genova, Italy
	IIA'99 and SOCO'99 are sponsored by:
	- Ansaldo S.p.A.
	- DISI - Department of Computer and Information Sciences at
 the University of Genoa, Italy
	- Commune di Genova, Italy
	- University of Genova, Italy
	- Cybernetics and Biophysics National Group of the National
 Research Council
	- IEEE Neural Network Council Italian Regional Interest Group
	- International Neural Networks Society and INNS Special Interest 
 Group Italy
	- Thematic Network IFS (Intelligent Forecasting System for Refineries 
 and Power Systems)
	- ICSC International Computer Science Conventions, Canada/Switzerland
	- Honorary Chair
	 Yutaka Kuwahara, R & D Centre, Hitachi Europe Ltd.
	- Symposium Chair
	 Riccardo Parenti, Ansaldo Ricerche, Genova, Italy
	- Symposium Vice Chair
	 Colin Fyfe, University of Paisley, Scotland, U.K.
	- Scientific Secretary
	 Carla Penno, Ansaldo Ricerche, Genova, Italy
	- International Scientific Committee
	 Roberto Baratti, Italy
	 Zeungnam Bien, Korea
	 Piero Bonissone, USA
	 Pierre Borne, France 
	 Hans-Heinrich Bothe, Switzerland/Germany
	 Abhay Bulsari, Finland
	 Daniele Caviglia, Italy
	 Vincent Chapurlat, France
	 Raja Chatila, France 
	 Richard D. Colbaugh, USA
	 Anna Maria Colla, Italy
	 Clarence W. de Silva, Canada
	 H.A. Donegan, U.K.
	 Jos R. Dorronsorro, Spain
	 Patrick Gallinari, France
	 Edoardo Gilardi, Italy
	 Madan M. Gupta, Canada
	 Henry H. Hexmoor, USA
	 R.J. Howlett, U.K
	 Charles McLean, USA
	 Antony A. Maciejewski, USA
	 Janine Magnier, France
	 Franco Masulli, Italy
	 Fazel Naghdy, Australia
	 Saeid Nahavandi, Australia
	 Charles C. Nguyen, USA
	 David Pearson, France
	 Duc T. Pham, U.K.
	 Brian Roffel, Netherlands
	 Alberto Servida, Italy
	 Peter Vas, U.K.
	 Leonello Zaquini, Italy
	 Jacek M. Zurada, USA
	- Honorary Chair
	 Antonio di Nola, University di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
	- Symposium Chair
	 Francesco Masulli, University of Genoa, Italy
	- Symposium Vice Chair
	 Colin Fyfe, University of Paisley, Scotland, U.K.
	- International Scientific Committee
	 Henry Abarbanel, USA
	 Ethem Alpaydin, Turkey
	 Peter G. Anderson, USA
	 Valeriu Beiu, USA
	 Gerardo Beni, USA
	 Franco Bignone, Italy
	 Freimut Bodendorf, Germany
	 Andrej Dobnikar, Slovenia
	 Marco Dorigo, Belgium
	 Gerard Dray, France
	 Marco Gori, Italy
	 Hans Hellendoorn, Netherlands
	 Laszlo Koczy, Hungary
	 Mohammad Jamshidi, USA
	 James Keller, USA
	 Bart Kosko, USA
	 Ludmila Kuncheva, U.K.
	 Franz Kurfess, USA
	 Sadaaki Miyamoto, Japan
	 Claudio Moraga, Germany
	 Pietro Morasso, Italy
	 Francesco Carlo Morabito, Italy
	 David W. Pearson, France
	 Rjean Plamondon, Canada
	 Henrik Saxen, Finland
	 George D. Smith, U.K.
	 Nigel Steele, U.K.
	 Leonard Studer, Switzerland
	 Yoshinori Uesaka, Japan
	Prospective authors are requested to send a draft paper
(maximum 7 pages) for review by the International Scientific
Committee. All submissions must be written in English, starting with a
succinct statement of the problem, the results achieved, their
significance and a comparison with previous work, as well as a list of
	The submissions should also include:
	- Title of conference (SOCO'99 or IIA'99) 
	- Type of paper (regular, demonstration, tutorial or invited) 
	- Title of proposed paper 
	- Authors names, affiliations, addresses 
	- Name of author to contact for correspondence 
	- E-mail address and fax # of contact author 
	- Topics which best describe the paper (max. 5 keywords) 
	- Short c.v. of authors
	Contributions are welcome from those working in industry and
having experience in the topics of this symposium as well as from
	Symposium language is English. 
	Invited sessions, tutorial papers, demonstrations and
contributions to the special session on 'Intelligent Systems in
Control and Process Optimization' are also encouraged.
	Submissions must be sent by September 10, 1998 either by
	- Electronic mail (recommended) to
	 (Text, PostScript or Word files)
	- Fax to ICSC Canada +1-403-387-4329
	- Airmail (2 copies) to: 
	 ICSC Canada
	 P.O. Box 279
	 Millet, AB T0C 1Z0
	Submission of Draft Papers: September 10, 1998
	Notification of Acceptance: November 30, 1998
	Delivery of Final Papers: January 31, 1999
	Tutorials and Workshops: June 1, 1999
	IIA'99/SOCO'99 Symposia: June 2-4, 1999
	For more detailed information, please consult the following websites:
	- IIA'99:
	- SOCO'99:
	or forward any questions to the Conference Organizer
	International Computer Science Conventions
	P.O. Box 279
	Millet, Alberta T0C 1Z0
	FAX: +1-403-387-4329 (after January 25, 1999: +1-780-387-4329)
	PHONE: +1-403-387-3546 (after January 25, 1999: +1-780-387-3546)
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