LINGUIST List 5.545

Fri 13 May 1994

Confs: ICCS'94 Advance Program

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  • Cecilia Kullman, ICCS'94 Advance Program

    Message 1: ICCS'94 Advance Program

    Date: Thu, 12 May 1994 12:47:42 ICCS'94 Advance Program
    From: Cecilia Kullman <ceciliaumiacs.UMD.EDU>
    Subject: ICCS'94 Advance Program

    The SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURES ICCS'94 August 16-20, 1994 University of Maryland College Park, MD, USA

    ADVANCE PROGRAM 10th Anniversary Meeting


    ICCS'94 marks a turning point in the developmental history of conceptual graphs (cgs), a representational language derived from John Sowa's "Conceptual Structures" (Addison-Wesley, 1984). Cgs consist of a logic with a graph notation and integrate features from semantic net and frame representations.

    Researchers around the world have applied cgs and extended the theory in many domains. As we move into our second decade, we invite you to hear from our guest speakers a historical retrospective of cgs successes and an analysis of the challenges to be faced in the nineties. Quality papers given by a selection of international researchers will present recent results in the application of cgs and the extension of the theory in variant domains including NLU, database modeling and knowledge representation especially with respect to contexts.

    We anticipate ICCS'94 will be an event not to be missed. In accord with our anniversary theme of future challenges, special emphasis will be placed on student and first-time participants. We look forward to welcoming you to the capital area and to ICCS'94.

    Honorary Chair General Chair John F. Sowa Judith P. Dick State Univ. of New York Univ. of Maryland, College Park

    Program Chair European Coordinator William Tepfenhart Pavel Kocura AT&T Bell Laboratories Loughborough Univ. of Tech.


    PEIRCE Knowledge Acquisition Enterprise Modeling Gerard Ellis D. Lukose Alex Bejan Univ. of Queensland Univ. of New England IBM Corp bejanvned.IBM.COM


    Alex Bejan, IBM Corp. James Hendler, Univ. of Maryland B. Brunson, Scarborough Univ. Graeme Hirst, Univ. of Toronto Michel Chein, LIRMM Fritz Lehmann, GRANDAI Software Peter Creasy, Univ. of Queensland Guy Mineau, Univ. Laval Veronica Dahl, Simon Fraser Univ. Robt. Mohr, PRC Corp Harry Delugach, Univ. of Alabama Bernard Moulin, Univ. Laval Bonnie Dorr, Univ. of Maryland M.L. Mugnier, LIRMM John Eddy, AT&T Bell Laboratories Sung Myaeng, Syracuse Univ. Bruno Emond, Univ. du Quebec Peter Oehrstroem, Aalborg Univ. John Esch, Unisys Ghassan Qada, AT&T Bell Labs Jean Fargues, IBM Corp. Stephen Regoczei, Trent Univ. Timothy Finin, Univ. of Maryland Doug Skuce, Univ. of Ottawa Norman Foo, Univ. of Sydney Dagobert Soergel, Univ. of MD Helen Gigley, Naval Research Lab Eileen Way, SUNY, Binghamton James Hampton, City Univ. of London Amy Weinberg, Univ. of Maryland J. Heaton, Loughborough Univ. Tech M.H. Williams, Heriot-Watt Univ.


    EILEEN WAY, SUNY at Binghamton "Conceptual Graphs - Past, Present, and Future"

    PAT HAYES, Beckman Institute, Urbana, Illinois "Aristotelian and Platonic Views of Knowledge Representation"

    JACK MINKER, University of Maryland at College Park "Deductive Databases - A Retrospective"

    JOHN F. SOWA, SUNY at Binghamton "Representations of Representations"


    Tuesday, August 16 8:00 - 9:00 Registration 9:00 - 9:30 Welcome Address 9:30 - 10:30 Invited Talk - EILEEN WAY 11:00 - 11:30 Session 1: RATIONAL PROBLEM SOLVING 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch 1:30 - 2:30 Session 2: NATURAL LANGUAGE I 3:00 - 3:30 Session 3: NATURAL LANGUAGE II 5:30 Reception

    Wednesday, August 17 8:00 - 9:15 Registration/Student Breakfast 9:00 - 10:30 Session 4: KNOWLEDGE REP AND APPLICATIONS 11:00 - 12:00 Invited Talk - PAT HAYES 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch 1:30 - 2:30 Session 5: CONCEPTUAL GRAPH THEORY 3:00 - 5:00 Session 6: CONTEXTS AND CANONS

    Thursday, August 18 8:00 - 9:00 Registration/Officers Meeting 9:00 - 10:30 Session 7: DATA MODELING 11:00 - 12:00 Invited Talk - JACK MINKER 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch 1:30 - 3:00 Session 8: CGS AND DATA CONCEPTUAL MODELING 3:30 - 4:30 Closing Address - JOHN SOWA 4:30 - 5:00 General Meeting 5:30 Reception

    Friday, August 19 8:00 - 9:00 Registration 9:00 - 5:00 Workshop 1: Third PEIRCE Workshop 9:00 - 5:00 Workshop 2: Knowledge Acquisition Workshop

    Saturday, August 20 8:00 - 9:00 Registration 9:00 - 5:00 Workshop 1: Third PEIRCE Workshop 9:00 - 5:00 Workshop 3: Enterprise Modeling Workshop


    ICCS'94 will be held at the Inn and Conference Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. Nine miles from the Nation's capital, College Park is only a short drive from Baltimore and Annapolis, the state capital and home of the U.S. Naval Academy.


    The conference facility is the Inn and Conference Center at the University or Maryland. To make a room reservation at the Inn and Conference Center, please use the registration form on the next page. Additional rooms are available at the Greenbelt Marriott at $97 - $112 for a regular room and $107 - $122 for an upgraded concierge room. Marriott Reservations: (301) 441-3700. Quality Inn has rooms for $44 - $49. Please ask for University of Maryland rates. Quality Inn Reservations: (301) 864-5820. Reservations at these facilities should be made directly.



    Name: ___________________________________________________

    Affiliation: ________________________________________________

    Address: _________________________________________________


    Telephone: ___________________________

    Tax: ________________________________

    e-mail: ______________________________

    ___ $325 Conference fee (excl. workshops) before 7/15/94 ___ $370 Conference fee (excl. workshops) after 7/15/94 ___ $125 Student fee (excl. workshops) before 7/15/94 ___ $175 Student fee (excl. workshops) after 7/15/94 ___ $50 PEIRCE Workshop ___ $40 PEIRCE Workshop, student ___ $35 Knowledge Acquisition Workshop ___ $25 Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, student ___ $35 Enterprise Modeling Workshop _ $25 Enterprise Modeling Workshop, student

    Amount Enclosed: $________________

    Conference fee includes proceedings and receptions.

    Payment must accompany the registration form. Checks must be in US dollars only and payable to ICCS'94. Please do not send cash. CREDIT CARDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Students must provide a copy of a student I.D. card or a letter from an advisor for proof of student status.

    RETURN BY JULY 15, 1994 TO: Johanna Weinstein UMIACS University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742, USA Tel.: (301) 405-6722. Fax: (301) 314-9658 e-mail:


    HOTEL RESERVATION FORM ICCS'94 August 16-20, 1994 The Inn and Conference Center University of Maryland University College

    Please reserve the following accommodations:

    ___ $69 Single Occupancy

    ___ $84 Double Occupancy

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    Rates are per room per night. All rates are subject to a 5% occupancy tax. All reservations must be accompanied by a deposit of one night's room rate plus tax, or a credit card guarantee. Guaranteed reservations will be held until 6:00 a.m. the following day. Reservations not canceled prior to 6:00 p.m. on the arrival day will be charged one night's room rate plus tax.

    SEND BY JULY 15, 1994 TO: Reservations The Inn and Conference Center University of Maryland University College College Park, MD 20742, USA Tel.: (301) 985-7310, Fax: (301) 985-7445