4.1309 Confs: ICCAL/Computers & Learning; AI Fndtns (2/161)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 2 May 91 22:42:11 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 1309. Thursday, 2 May 1991.

(1) Date: Thu, 02 May 91 00:30:33 EST (63 lines)
Subject: ICCAL / Computers and Learning

(2) Date: Wed, 1 May 91 10:50 EST (98 lines)
From: "NANCY M. IDE (914) 437 5988" <IDE@VASSAR>
Subject: Foundations of Artificial Intelligence

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Date: Thu, 02 May 91 00:30:33 EST
Subject: Conference announcement


June 17-20 1992
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia


The objective of the 4th International Conference on Computers and
Learning is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and presentation
of developments in the theory and practice of the use of computers in
learning. The previous three conferences were held in Hagen (Germany 1990),
Dallas (USA 1989) and Calgary (Canada 1987). The 1990 conference
attracted over 300 participants. The high quality papers presented at
past conferences have been published in the series "Lecture Notes
in Computer Science" by Springer Verlag. This will also be the case
with ICCAL '92.

Submission of papers: to the Conference Chair before October 4, 1991
in manuscript form. Notification to authors: December 20, 1991.
Accepted papers must be received in camera-ready form by February 15,1992.

Conference Chair:
Dr. Ivan Tomek
Jodrey School of Computer Science
Acadia University, Wolfville
Nova Scotia B0P 1X0 CANADA

Tel: (902) 542-2201 Ext. 467
Fax: (902) 542-7224
e-mail: ICCAL@AcadiaU.ca

Selected areas of interest: Authoring Systems, AI Applications, Computers
in Distance Education, Computer-Supported Cooperative Learning, Discourse
Management, Evaluation of Learning Environments, Human-Computer Inter-
action/Interface, Human Problem Solving, Hypermedia, Innovative
Educational Software, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Knowledge Acquisition
and Representation, Knowledge-Based CAI Systems, Media-Based CAI,
Performance Monitoring, Presentation CAI and ICAI, Problem Generation,
Simulations, Student Modelling and Cognitive Diagnosis, Visualization of

Applications in: Medicine, Arts, Music, Engineering, Business, Sciences,
Humanities, Language Learning, etc.

For further information, contact the Chair at the above address or

"Acadia University offers a unique venue for ICCAL '92, located as it is
in the heart of an attractive tourist and agricultural area known as the
Annapolis Valley. Being little over 150 years of age, Acadia University
is one of the oldest in Canada, and its campus has been described as one
of the most beautiful... Wolfville... is about 100 km from Halifax on the
shore of the Minas Basin in the Bay of Fundy. The town has a small but
colourful business district with a number of hotels, restaurants, shops
and other services within easy walking distance of the University."

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Date: Wed, 1 May 91 10:50 EST
From: "NANCY M. IDE (914) 437 5988" <IDE@VASSAR>
Subject: conference -- foundations of artificial intelligence

From: Mori Rimon <rimon@cs.huji.ac.il>

Below please find information about the second Bar-Ilan Symposium on the
Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (BISFAI-91), to be held in Israel
on June 16-19, 1991. The Symposium is international in scope, with
invited lectures by leading researchers and contributed papers on
foundations of AI. A special track on Theoretical Issues in Natural
Language Processing will be held on the opening day (an attempt was
made to to avoid conflicts with the ACL meeting in California).

The information below pertains to the NLP Track only. You may contact
Mori Rimon at rimon@cs.huji.ac.il for more information. If you are
interested in the full program of the symposium, and/or if you want to
find more about organizational issues, please contact Ariel Frank at

Bar-Ilan Symposium on the
Foundations of Artificial Intelligence

June 16-19, 1991

Sponsored by the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Center for Applied Logic and Artificial Intelligence (CALAI)
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

with additional support from
Israel Ministry of Science and Technology
American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

in cooperation with the
Israel Association of Artificial Intelligence
A SIG of Israeli Information Processing Association (IPA)

Martin Golumbic, Symposium Chair
Moshe Koppel, Program Chair
Mori Rimon, Special Track on Theoretical Issues in NLP
Ariel Frank, Organizing Chair

Sunday, June 16, 1991
Special Track on Theoretical Issues in Natural Language Processing

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM: Self Registration

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Opening Welcome

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Invited Hour Address
Computationally Relevant Properties of Linguistic Systems
Stanley Peters, Stanford University, USA

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Coffee Break

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM: 30 minute presentations -- Morning Session

Computational Models for Syntactic Analysis:
Their Fitness for Writing a Computational Grammar for Hebrew
Shuly Wintner and Uzzi Ornan, Technion, Israel

Trends in Knowledge-based Machine Translation
Sergei Nirenburg, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA

Towards a Language Model
Eric Sven Ristad, Princeton University, USA

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM: Lunch Break

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM: 30 minute presentations -- Afternoon Session

Parsing With Constructions
Wlodek Zadrozny, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA,
Alexis Manaster-Ramer, Wayne State University, USA

Contrastive Logic
Nissim Francez, Technion, Israel

A Modal Contrastive Logic
J.-J Ch. Meyer and W. van der Hoek, Free University, Netherlands

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM: Coffee Break

04:00 PM - 05:30 PM: 30 minute presentations -- Late Afternoon Session
Augmenting Formal Semantic Representation for NLP:
The Story of SMEARR
Victor Raskin, Salvatore Attardo and Donalee Hughes Attardo,
Purdue University, USA

A Meaning Postulate Based Inference System for Natural Language
Arendse Bernth and Shalom Lappin,
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA

Coping with Multiple Interpretations during Plan Recognition
Bhavani Raskutti & Ingrid Zukerman, Monash University, Australia