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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 320.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1] From: Wolfgang Wahlster <Wolfgang.Wahlster@dfki.uni- (255)
Subject: ECAI-96 2nd CfP

[2] From: Dr Tony McEnery <mcenery@comp.lancs.ac.uk> (58)
Subject: Teaching and Language Corpora 96 - Call for Papers

Date: Mon, 27 Nov 1995 10:38:02 -0500
From: Wolfgang Wahlster <Wolfgang.Wahlster@dfki.uni-sb.de>
Subject: ECAI-96 2nd CfP

| ECAI-96, The 12th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
| August 12-16, 1996
| Budapest Hungary


Paper Submission Deadline: 10 January 1996


The 12th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-96) will
be held in Budapest, Hungary from August 12 - 16, 1996. The biennial
European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) is the European
forum for international scientific exchange and presentation of AI
research. The aim of the conference is to cover all aspects of AI and to
bring together basic and applied research. The Conference Technical
Programme will include paper presentations, invited talks, panels,
workshops, and tutorials.

ECAI-96 is organized by the European Coordinating Committee for
Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) and will be hosted by the John von
Neumann Computer Society (NJSZT, Hungary). The conference venue will be
the Budapest University of Economics.

Submissions are invited on substantial, original and previously
unpublished research in all aspects of AI, including, but not limited

Automated Reasoning; Application and Enabling Technologies; Cognitive
Modelling and Philosophical Foundations; Connectionist and PDP Models of
AI; Distributed AI and Multiagent Systems; Knowledge Representation;
Machine Learning; Natural Language and Intelligent User Interfaces;
Planning, Scheduling, and Reasoning about Actions; Reasoning about
Physical Systems and under Uncertainty; Robotics, Vision, and Signal
Understanding; Standardisation, Verification, Validation and Testing of
Knowledge-based Systems.

Submissions must be received by the Programme Chair, Prof. W. Wahlster
(address see below), in hardcopy form by 10th January 1996. Successful
authors will be notified on or before 18th March 1996. Camera-ready copies of
the final versions of accepted papers must be received by 30th April 1996.

Submission Format

All six (6) copies of a submitted paper must be clearly legible. Neither
electronic nor fax submissions are acceptable. Double-sided printing is
strongly encouraged. Submissions must be at most five (5) double-column
pages, formatted according to the "Guidelines for Preparing a Paper for
the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence" , excluding the
title page with the address information and the keywords (see below).
Overlength submissions will be rejected without review. The submission format
is identical with the format for the final camera-ready copy of accepted
papers. Each submission should include the name and complete addresses
(including postal address, email, phone and fax, when possible) of all
authors on the title page. Correspondence will be send to the first
author, unless otherwise indicated.

The "Guidelines for Preparing a Paper for the European Conference on
Artificial Intelligence" are avaialable via FTP as a Postscript file and
Latex style files. Please use ftp dfki.uni-sb.de or ftp
Use "anonymous" as login and your e-mail address as password and download
the files from directory /pub/ECAI-96.Please read the index file for file

Content Areas

Each copy of a submitted paper must include a title page with a set of
keywords (at most 3) giving the area/subarea and describing the topic of
the paper from the following list of terms (Please use the exact terms
below; do not make up new keywords):

AI and Creativity
Artificial Life
Automated Reasoning
Automatic Programming
Belief Revision
Case Studies of AI
Case-Based Reasoning
Cognitive Modelling
Common Sense Reasoning
Communication and Cooperation
Complexity of Reasoning
Computational Theories in Psychology
Computer-Aided Education
Concept Formation
Connectionist and PDP Models for AI
Constraint-Based Reasoning
Corpus-Based Language Analysis
Description Logics
Design and Configuration
Discourse Analysis and Dialog Models
Distributed Problem Solving
Document Analysis
Enabling Technology and Systems
Epistemological Foundations
Expert System Design
Generic Applications
Genetic Algorithms
Graphics Generation
Information Retrieval and Presentation
Integrating Several AI Components
Knowledge Acquisition
Knowledge Representation
Language Production
Large Scale Knowledge Engineering
Logic and Constraint Programming
Machine Learning
Machine Translation
Mathematical Foundations
Model-based Reasoning
Multi-Agent Systems
Multimodal Systems
Natural Language Processing
Neural Networks
Nonmonotonic Reasoning
Philosophical Foundations and Implications
Plan Recognition
Planning and Scheduling
Principles of AI Applications
Qualitative Reasoning
Reasoning About Action
Reasoning About Physical Systems
Reasoning With Uncertainty
Resource Allocation and Anytime Algorithms
Semantic Construction and Interpretation
Sensor Interpretation
Sensory Fusion/Fission
Situated Cognition
Social Economic, Ethical and Legal Implications
Spatial Reasoning
Speech Understanding
Standardisation and Reuse of Ontologies or Knowledge
System Architectures
Telecooperation and Negotiation
Temporal and Causal Reasoning
Terminological Reasoning
Text Understanding and Message Extraction
Theorem Proving
Truth Maintenance
Tutoring Systems
User Interfaces
User Modeling
Verification, Validation & Testing of Knowledge-Based Systems
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Vision and Signal Understanding

Multiple Submission Policy for Papers

Papers that are being submitted to other AI conferences, whether
verbatim or in essence, must reflect this fact on the title page. If a
paper is accepted at more than one conference (with the exception of
specialized workshops), it must be withdrawn from all but one
conference. Papers that do not meet these requirements are subject to
rejection without review. The other major international AI conferences
in August of 1996 are the American Association for Artificial
Intelligence Conference (AAAI-96) to be held August 4-8 in Portland,
Oregon, and the Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial
Intelligence (PRICAI'96) to be held August 26-30 in Cairns, Australia.


Accepted papers will be allocated five (5) double-column pages in the
conference proceedings. Camera-ready papers exceeding the page limit and
those violating the instructions to authors will not be included in the

Authors will be required to transfer copyright of their paper to John
Wiley & Sons, Ltd. as the publisher of the ECAI-96 Proceedings.

Programme Committee

Christer Baeckstrom, Sweden Rene R. Bakker, Netherlands
Wolfgang Bibel, Germany Mario Borillo, France
Ivan Bratko, Slovenia Alan Bundy, Great Britain
Tony Cohn, Great Britain Jose Cuena, Spain
Robert Dale, Australia Danail Dochev, Bulgaria
Floriana Esposito, Italy Boi Faltings, Switzerland
Martin Charles Golumbic, Israel Georg Gottlob, Austria
Werner Horn, Austria Kimmo Koskenniemi, Finland
Sarit Kraus, Israel Ioan Alfred Letia, Romania
Joseph Mariani, France Pedro Meseguer, Spain
Robert Milne, Great Britain Katharina Morik, Germany
Bernd Neumann, Germany Cecile L. Paris, Great Britain
Jacques Pitrat, France Francesco Ricci, Italy
Tamas Roska, Hungary Stuart Russell, USA
Erik Sandewall, Sweden Camilla Schwind, France
Vadim Stefanuk, Russia Olga Stepankova, Czech Republic
Peter Szeredi, Hungary Jan Treur, Netherlands
Franco Turini, Italy Wolfgang Wahlster, Germany (Chair)

Conference Officials

Programme Chair:
Prof. Wolfgang Wahlster
German Research Center for AI, DFKI GmbH
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
D-66123 Saarbruecken, Germany
email: ecai-96@dfki.uni-sb.de
fax: +49 681 302 5341
phone: +49 681 302 5252

Local Arrangements Chair:
Ms. Maria Toth
John von Neumann Computer Society, NJSZT
Bathori u. 16
H-1054 Budapest, Hungary
email: ecai-96@neumann.hu
fax: +36 1 131 8140
phone: +36 1 132 9349

Date: Mon, 27 Nov 1995 14:11:37 -0500
From: Dr Tony McEnery <mcenery@comp.lancs.ac.uk>
Subject: Teaching and Language Corpora 96 - Call for Papers



Lancaster University 9 - 12th August 1996


While the use of computer text corpora in research is now well
established, they are now being used increasingly for teaching
purposes. This includes the use of corpus data to inform and create
teaching materials; it also includes the direct exploration of corpora
by students, both in the study of linguistics and of foreign
languages. Talc96 will build upon the success of Talc94, which brought
together researchers and teachers who are involved in such work, to
take part in an international exchange of current experience and


KEY THEME: Talc96 will have a special focus on evaluating the claims
made for corpora in linguistics and language teaching. Papers with this
theme are especially welcome.

OTHER THEMES: which the conference is expected to cover include -

1.) The use of corpora in student led learning and investigation.
2.) Software for corpus based language and linguistics learning.
3.) Developing corpora for teaching purposes.
4.) The exploitation of corpus based teaching and learning materials.
and learning materials II
5.) The theory and practice of corpus based teaching and learning.

Papers not falling within those themes, but relevant to the broad
thrust of the conference, are still welcome.

Papers presented at the conference will be of the typical 20 minutes
talk plus ten minutes of questions format.


Talc96 will also host several workshops related to teaching and language
corpora. To give an example of what those workshops may be, Talc94
had a variety of workshops such as "Multilingual Corpus Building" and
"Concordancing and Corpus Retrieval". Should you wish to hold a practical
workshop at Talc96, please follow the submission guidelines below, but
clearly indicate on the submission that you wish it to be considered
as a workshop.

Workshops will be of one to two hour duration.


Those wishing to present a paper at Talc96 should submit an abstract
of 500 - 1000 words by 31/1/96 to

TALC 96,
Department of Linguistics and Modern English
Lancaster University,
GB - Lancaster LA1 4YT,

Submissions by email are welcome. Plain Ascii text should be sent to:

mcenery@computing.lancaster.ac.uk or mcenery@comp.lancs.ac.uk

Authors will be notified by 14/2/96 as to whether their submission has
been succesful. Those authors that are succesful must submit a full
paper by 1/6/96.

Local Organizing Committee

Gerry Knowles - Lancaster University, UK
Tony McEnery - Lancaster University, UK
Anne Wichmann - Central Lancashire University, UK

General Organizing Committee

Bernhard Kettermann - Graz, AU
Lou Bernard - OUCS, UK
Tom Johns - Birmingham University, UK