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Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sat, 5 Jul 1997 15:12:07 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 150.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Neil Beagrie <neil.beagrie@ahds.ac.uk> (21)
Subject: AHDS newsletter

[2] From: Sarah <sarah@HNASHE.COM> (18)
Subject: Environment 97

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (165)
Subject: Project Gutenberg's 26th Anniversary Newsletter

[4] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (203)
Subject: CFP: Iberamia 98

Date: Sat, 05 Jul 1997 08:32:50 +0100
From: Neil Beagrie <neil.beagrie@ahds.ac.uk>
Subject: Humanist announcement

The second edition of the Arts and Humanities Data Service Newsletter
is now available from our web site (http://ahds.ac.uk/).

In addition to AHDS news items, the current issue focuses on resource
discovery with contributions about metadata, about integrating access to
diverse on-line collections and catalogues, and about Internet gateways
for the humanities.

We are also launching a new feature involving case studies written by and
for humanities scholars explaining how the creation or use of digital
resources has enhanced their research and teaching.

Many thanks

Neil Beagrie

Neil Beagrie Tel: +44 (0)171 873 5076
Collections and Standards Officer Fax: +44 (0)171 873 5080
The Executive
Arts and Humanities Data Service Email: neil.beagrie@ahds.ac.uk
King's College London
Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UK

Date: Sat, 05 Jul 1997 08:34:15 +0100
From: Sarah <sarah@HNASHE.COM>
Subject: Environment 97

I would like to draw your attention to Environment97, the world's first
environmental conference to take place entirely on the Internet, at:


The conference takes a broad look at environmental issues. Papers range from
global issues (eg. Climatic change) through environmental philosophy (Can
the US be sustained?, Is sustainable development compatible with the free
market?) to toolkits and techniques (Life cycle assessment, Environmental
impact assessment).

All of the information is free of charge, and unlike most international
environmental conferences, Environment97 will not add to the problem.

A brief overview:
~ 150 technical and general papers
~ Discussion groups for each keynote paper
~ Downloadable images of environmental bad practice
~ Life cycle assessment comparing an internet conference with a real conference
~ Chat bar - talk to your colleagues around the world

We look forward to 'meeting' you at environment97

John Duffy
Marketing Manager - Environment97

Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 17:05:06 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: Project Gutenberg's 26th Anniversary Newsletter

>> From: "Michael S. Hart" <hart@prairienet.org>
>> To: Michael Hart <hart@pobox.com>
Our email is back up, but our FTP is still iffy. . .see below.

26th Anniversary Edition of the Project Gutenberg Newsletter

July 4th 1971 to July 4th 1997: nearly 1,000 Etexts online.

We have chosen Howard Pyle's "Merry Adventures of Robin Hood"
as our 26th Anniversary edition, and are still working madly
on Dante's Divine Comedy in Italian and several English text
translations for our 1,000th Etext, which should be released
officially on September 1st.

This is going to be quite an effort, anyone who has not been
in touch with me lately about it, please contact me again.

WIRED magazine's July issue listed Project Gutenberg as part
of their 40 year timeline of the most important events in an
extensive "informed projection" of the causes and effects of
the events of the 40 years surrounding the year 2000 in four
pages of foldout between pages 122 and 127. The listing for
Project Gutenberg is near the top center of the four pages--
this is a very impressive list to be included in. **Blush**
[I don't blush that often, but this is impressive! company.]

LOST EMAIL! If you haven't heard from me, see below.

As announced two weeks ago, Prairienet was down last week to
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Date: Fri, 4 Jul 1997 14:46:35 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: CFP: Iberamia 98

>> From: Joao Balsa da Silva <jbalsa@di.fc.ul.pt>

Lisbon, Portugal, October 5-9, 1998
(Under the auspices of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence)

The age of AI Atlantic discoveries

"The Portuguese dared to engage the great oceanic sea. They entered it
fearlessly. They discovered new islands, new lands, new seas, new peoples,
and what is more important, new heavens and new stars ... Now it is clear
that these discoveries ... were not achieved through guesswork: our seamen
set off well trained and provided with instruments and rules of astronomy
and geometry."
from Pedro Nunes, 1537

The Sixth IberoAmerican Conference on Artificial Intelligence will be held
in Lisbon, Portugal, on October 5-9, 1998, under the auspices of the
Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA), in a unique
cultural environment, precisely the headquarters of Fundacao Calouste
Gulbenkian (two museums, one for Modern Art and another for Classical Art,
covering also the private collection of the founder, a library, permanent
exhibitions, and a beautiful garden). At the same time the World Exposition
(Expo'98), around the main topic of Oceans and commemorating the Portuguese
sea discovery of India (1498), will be open in the eastern side of Lisbon,
creating a historic context for discussing the cooperation within the
sciences of the artificial among the countries of the Atlantic rein, and
under the theme of AI Atlantic discoveries.

Established in 1988 (Barcelona) by three IberoAmerican Associations of AI
(AEPIA, SMIA and APPIA), after a first meeting in Morelia (Mexico) in 1986
of SMIA and AEPIA, the event was organized every two-years since then in
Morelia (1990), La Habana (1992), Caracas (1994) and Cholula (1996), taking
Portuguese and Spanish as official languages and with the aim to promote and
diffuse the research and development carried out in the countries associated
with those two Latin languages and connected by strong historical links
from XVI century. Along the years, the Executive Committee of IBERAMIA was
enlarged with the inclusion of AVINTA (Venezuela), SMC (Cuba) and SBC

IBERAMIA-98 will run for the first time in a decade with a paper track in
English (for submission and presentation) in order to close the links now
with other AI communities where AI is more developed and explored.


The scientific program will be structured along two main modules, the open
discussion and the paper track. October 5, a holiday in Portugal, may
be dedicated to visit the World Fair Expo'98. The first day of the Conference
(Tuesday) is organized with tutorials directed to informatics
professionals, the formal opening, the IBERAMIA lecture delivered by a
distinguished IberoAmerican researcher, and the declaration of the prize
Jose Negrete awarded by the Scientific Committee to the best paper
submitted. Also, and in parallel, working groups will be organized in order
to discuss general topics (e.g. scientific and industrial joint
cooperation). The open discussion track (Wednesday) will be composed by
working sessions devoted to the most important areas of research in
IberoAmerican countries, the AI Education Symposium dedicated to confront
ideas about the best ways to teach AI, a session to present the best M. Sc.
or Ph.D. thesis of the whole region, and a video conference panel to
establish bridges between Europe and America (involving those unable to
attend this panel). The paper track (Thursday and Friday) will be composed
by invited talks and paper presentations from all over the world on the
full range of AI research and covering both theoretical and foundational
issues, and applications as well.

Some Workshops will be organized the week before, namely one on Distributed
Artificial Intelligence (following the first one in Xalapa (Mexico) in
1996, before IBERAMIA-96, and on any other topics to be proposed by those
interested in activating the current research.

During the Conference there will be an exposition of books written by
IberoAmerican researchers and academics, access to the WWW pages of the AI
associations sponsoring the event, and demonstrations of AI industrial
products designed in IberoAmerican countries.

The portuguese association (APPIA) will organize the week before the Sixth
Advanced School on AI (EAIA-98) adopting English as the official language.

Paper presentations

The first track will be held mainly in Latin languages (Portuguese and
Spanish), but also in English (depending on the preference of the authors).
The papers may be written in English. The second track will be conducted
only in English.


The invited lecture and the papers of the open discussion track will be
published in the Proceedings of the Conference. The organizers intend to
arrange the publication of the contributions to the paper track by some
international publishing house.


Submissions are namely requested in the following topics:

Agent-oriented programming
Case-based reasoning
Computer vision
Constraint programming
Database mining tools and applications
Explanation mechanisms
Foundations issues
Genetic algorithms
Hypothetical reasoning
Intelligent information retrieval
Intelligent tutoring and learning environments
Knowledge acquisition
Knowledge representation
Knowledge-based systems validation
Model-based reasoning
Multi-agent and distributed problem-solving
Natural language processing
Neural nets
Temporal and spatial reasoning
Symbolic learning

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of papers (Open Discussion and Full International
tracks): February, 1, 1998
Deadline for submission of tutorials, working groups and workshops
proposals: April 2, 1998
Deadline for submission of proposals for the concourse of the best thesis
(M. Sc. or Ph.D.): April 2, 1998 (Chair: Dr. Jaime Sichman, Escola
Politecnica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Av. Professor Luciano Gualberto, no
158, travessa 3, CEPO 5508-900 Sao Paulo, SP, Brasil, jaime@pcs.usp.br)

Notification of acceptance of papers: May 15, 1998
Notification of acceptance of tutorials, working groups, and workshops:
June 1, 1998
Deadline for receipt of paper's final version: June 15, 1998

Conference site

The Conference takes place in Lisbon within the installations of Fundacao
Calouste Gulbenkian.

President and Local Chairman:
Prof. Gabriel Pereira Lopes (P)
Departamento de Informatica
Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa Quinta da
2825 Monte da Caparica, Portugal
Phone: (351 1) 294 85 36 Fax: (351 1) 294 85 41

Program and Scientific Chairman:
Prof. Helder Coelho (P)
Departamento de Informatica
Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade de Lisboa
Bloco C5, Piso 1, Campo Grande
1700 Lisboa, Portugal
Phone: (351 1) 7500087 Fax: (351 1) 7500084

2nd DAI IBERAMIA Workshop Chair
Dr. Francisco Garijo
Telefonica I+D
Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34 1 337 4518 Fax: +34 1 337 4602

Scientific Committee:

Alexis Drogoul (F)
Alfred Kobsa (G)
Alvaro del Val (S)
Angel Puerta (S)
Antonio Sanchez (M)
Carlos Pinto Ferreira (P)
Christian Lemaitre (M)
Cristiano Castelfranchi (I)
Ernesto Costa (P)
Felisa Verdejo (S)
Francisco Cantu (M)
Gabriel Pereira Lopes (P)
Guillermo Simari (A)
Hector Geffner (V)
Hermann Steffen (U)
Jaime Sichman (B)
Javier Pinto (Ch)
John Self (UK)
Jorge Villalobos (C)
Jose Cuena (S)
Jose Felix Costa (P)
Jose Moreno (V)
Jose Ramirez (V)
Juan Carlos Santamaria (V)
Leopoldo Bertossi (Ch)
Luciano Garcia (Cu)
Olga Padron (Cu)
Pedro Barahona Fonseca (P)
Ramon Lopez de Mantaras (S)
Raul Carnota (A)
Rosa Viccari (B)
Suresh Manandhar (UK)
Tarcisio Pequeno (B)
Veronica Dahl (C)
Werner Nutt (G)
Werner DePauli-Schimanovich (A)
Wilmer Pereira (V)

Sponsored by:

APPIA (Associacao Portuguesa para a Inteligencia Artificial), AEPIA
(Asociacion Espanola para la Inteligencia Artificial), SMIA (Sociedad
Mexicana de Inteligencia Artificial), AVINTA (Asociacion Venezolana de
Inteligencia Artificial), SMCC (Sociedad de Matematica y Computacion de
Cuba) and SBC (Sociedade Brasileira de Computacao).

E-mail: iberamia@di.fct.unl.pt

WWW: http://www-ia.di.fct.unl.pt/~iberamia/

Prof. Helder Coelho
Departamento de Informatica
Faculdade de Ciencias
Universidade de Lisboa
Bloco C5, Piso 1, Campo Grande
1700 Lisboa, Portugal
telephone: 351.1.7573141 ext.2562 Telefax:351.1.7500084

Joao Balsa da Silva jbalsa@di.fc.ul.pt
Dep. Informatica - Fac. Ciencias Lisboa
Bloco C5 - Piso 1, Campo Grande, 1700 Lisboa - PORTUGAL
Telef: +351 1 757 31 41 - ext 2553
Fax: +351 1 750 00 84 http://www.di.fc.ul.pt/~jbalsa/