Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 217

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 217.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <> (45)
Subject: COCOSDA-97 in Rhodes

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <> (189)
Subject: FOIS '98 - Call for Papers

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <> (153)
Subject: SAC '98 Soft Computing Track CFP

Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 18:29:44 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <>
Subject: COCOSDA-97 in Rhodes

>> From: Mark Liberman <>


COCOSDA, the Coordinating Committee on Speech Databases and Assessment,
was founded in 1991, and has held yearly workshops ever since.

The 1997 COCOSDA workshop, on the theme "Standards and Tools for
Linguistic Annotation of Speech Databases," will take place at the
Convention Centre of the Rodos Palace Hotel, in Rhodes, Greece, on the
two days following the Eurospeech meeting: Friday, September 26 and
Saturday, September 27. It will be co-located with the COST workshop
on "Speech Technology in the Public Telephone Network: Where are we
today?" held in the same facility on the same two days. Overall
registration is limited to 200, 100 from each organization.

COCOSDA aims to promote collaborative work and information exchange
for resources and standards in Spoken Language Engineering. It
maintains working groups on Speech Corpora and Labelling, Speech
Synthesis Assessment, and Speech Recognition Assessment. COCOSDA
workshops include reports on relevant activities around the world, and
discussions of topics of mutual interest.

Further information about COCOSDA can be found at the URL, and further information about COST
(European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical
Research) can be found at

Submissions on the theme of COCOSDA'97, as well as other relevant
subjects, are invited.


To register for COCOSDA97, see

COCOSDA'97 attendees are welcome to attend sessions of the COST
workshop as well, though they will have to register separately for
COST in order to get a copy of the proceedings.

On Friday afternoon, there will be a joint COST/COCOSDA session on the
topic of Speech Recognition.

On Friday morning and Saturday afternoon, COCOSDA'97 will meet
separately from COST. There will be both reports of general interest
and presentations on the workshop theme.

On Saturday morning, the three COCOSDA working groups (on Speech
Corpora and Labelling, Speech Synthesis Assessment, and Speech
Recognition Assessment) will meet separately, as arranged by their
individual organizers.


COCOSDA'97 is focused on standards and tools for linguistic annotation
of speech databases. If you would like to make a presentation on the
workshop theme, or on another topic within COCOSDA's area of interest,
please register for the workshop and send an abstract of 500 words or
less to If possible, include a URL for
papers or project descriptions. All good-faith submissions will be
accommodated, though some may have to be placed in a poster session.

Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 08:50:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <>
Subject: FOIS '98 - Call for Papers

>> From: Alessandro Artale <>

Preliminary Call for Papers


In conjunction with
the 6th International Conference on Principles of
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning KR'98


Under the auspices of the Project
(Ontological Tools for Heterogeneous Knowledge Organization and Integration)
funded by the Italian National Research Council

Research on ontology is becoming increasingly widespread in the computer
science community. Its importance has been recognized in fields as diverse
as qualitative modelling of physical systems, natural language processing,
knowledge engineering, information integration, database design, geographic
information science, and intelligent information access. Various workshops
addressing the engineering aspects of ontology have been held in the past
few years. However, ontology -by its very nature- ought to be a unifying
discipline. Insights in this field have potential impacts on the whole area
of information systems. In order to provide a solid general foundation for
this work, it is therefore important to focus on the common scientific
principles and open problems arising from current tools, methodologies, and
applications of ontology. The purpose of this conference is to take a first
step in this direction.
As the heterogeneity of the program committee indicates, the conference
will have a strongly interdisciplinary character. Expected participants
include computer science practitioners as well as linguists, logicians, and
philosophers. Although the primary focus of the conference is on theoretical
issues, methodological proposals as well as papers addressing concrete
applications from a well-founded theoretical perspective are welcome.

Examples of problem areas that may be addressed at the conference include:

* Foundations:
parthood, constitution, identity, integrity, dependence, causality
* Kinds of entity:
particulars vs. universals, continuants vs. occurrents,
abstracta vs. concreta, attributes, relations, qualities,
quantities, tropes or moments, states, situations, environments
* Matter, space, time, motion, change
* Natural kinds, organisms, artifacts
* The ontology of social reality:
legal and administrative entities, artistic expressions
* The ontology of information and information processing:
representations, signs, software products, virtual reality,
* Top-level ontological taxonomies:
new proposals or critical analyses of existing ones
* Cognitive foundations of ontological distinctions
* Kinds of ontology:
top-level ontologies, domain ontologies, task ontologies,
application ontologies
* Ontological commitment

* Knowledge organization, integration and standardization
* Intelligent information access
* Information systems design
* Knowledge engineering
* Conceptual modelling
* Qualitative modelling
* Lexical semantics
* Terminology integration
* Product knowledge integration
* Geographic information systems
* Legal information systems

* Ontological and linguistic instruments for conceptual analysis
* Methodologies for ontology development, maintenance, and integration


Papers will be selected on the basis of a rigorous review of full paper
contributions. Authors should submit 5 copies to the Conference Chair by
December 19, 1997. Papers received after the deadline or not conforming to
the submission format will be rejected without review. The proceedings will
be printed by a major publisher and will be available at the
conference. Final camera-ready copies of the accepted papers will be due by
March 9, 1998. Authors will be responsible for preparing the final
camera-ready in conformity with the formatting requirements laid down by the

Submitted papers must be unpublished and substantially different from papers
under review. Papers that have been or will be presented at small
workshops/symposia whose proceedings are available only to attendees may be

Each submission should include a title page containing the title, author(s),
affiliation(s), submitting author's mailing address, telephone number, fax
number and e-mail address, as well as an abstract and keywords indicating
the topic areas listed above that best describe the
contribution. Submissions must be at most 16 pages, excluding the title page
and the bibliography, with a maximum of 38 lines per page and an average of
75 characters per line (corresponding to the LaTeX article-style, 12pt)
using LaTeX or Microsoft Word. Papers should be sent in 5 copies. Fax or
electronic submissions will not be accepted.

Those proposing to submit papers must complete the form at the WWW address
<> by Monday December 15, 1997. If
intending authors do not have WWW access, then an e-mail message must be
sent to <> by the same date, giving details of any
proposed submission in the following format:

Title: <Title of paper>
Author: <Last name, initials>
Author: <Insert as many more author lines as necessary>
CorrespondingAuthor: <name of corresponding author>
CorrespondingEmail: <email of corresponding author>
CorrespondingAddress: <address of corresponding author>
Keywords: <insert list of keywords, preferably chosen from above list>
Abstract: <insert short abstract, max 200 words>
EndAbstract: <mark the end of the short abstract thus>

Should intending authors not have e-mail access, the information above
should be sent by letter to arrive to the Conference Chair by Monday
December 15, 1997.


Monday, December 15, 1997 Electronic abstracts due
Friday, December 19, 1997 Papers due
Friday, February 6, 1998 Results sent to authors
Monday, March 9, 1998 Final papers due
Saturday-Monday, June 6-8, 1998 FOIS'98


Nicola Guarino Alessandro Artale
National Research Council ITC-IRST
LADSEB-CNR Povo, I-38050 Trento, Italy
Corso Stati Uniti, 4 e-mail:
I-35127 Padova, Italy


John Bateman
(Dept. of English Studies, Univ. of Stirling, UK)
B. Chandrasekaran
(Dept. of Computer and Information Science, Ohio State Univ., USA)
Tony Cohn
(Division of Artificial Intelligence, Univ. of Leeds, UK)
Ernest Davis
(Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences, New York, USA)
Richard Fikes
(Knowledge Systems Lab., Stanford University, USA)
Kit Fine
(Dept. of Philosophy, Univ. of California at Los Angeles, USA)
Mark Fox
(Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Univ. of Toronto, Canada)
Nicola Guarino
(LADSEB-CNR, National Research Council, Padova, Italy)
Patrick J. Hayes
(Inst. for Human and Machine Cognition, Univ. of West Florida, USA)
Graeme Hirst
(Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Toronto, Canada)
David Israel
(Artificial Intelligence Center, SRI International, Menlo Park, USA)
Fritz Lehmann
(CYCorp, Austin, Texas, USA)
Diego Marconi
(Dept. of Humanities, Univ. of Torino at Vercelli, Italy)
Richiro Mizoguchi
(Inst. of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka Univ., Japan)
Kevin Mulligan
(Dept. of Philosophy, Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland)
Sergei Nirenburg
(Computing Research Lab., New Mexico State Univ., USA)
Guus Schreiber
(Dept. of Social Science Informatics, Univ. of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Peter Simons
(School of Philosophy, Univ. of Leeds, UK and Ontek Corp., USA)
Doug Skuce
(Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada)
Barry Smith
(Dept. of Philosophy, State Univ. of New York at Buffalo, USA)
John Sowa
(Philosophy and Computers and Cognitive Science, Binghamton Univ., USA)
Mike Uschold
(Boeing Corporation, Seattle, USA)
Reind Van De Riet
(Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Vrije Univ., The Netherlands)
Achille Varzi
(Dept. of Philosophy, Columbia Univ., New York, USA)
Laure Vieu
(IRIT - CNRS, Toulouse, France)
Yair Wand
(Faculty of Commerce and Business Admin., Univ. of British Columbia, Canada)
Ron Weber
(The Univ. of Queensland, Australia)
Chris Welty
(Dept. of Computer Science, Vassar College, New York, USA)
Roel Wieringa
(Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Vrije Univ., The Netherlands)

Alessandro Artale - Enrico Franconi (ITC-IRST, Trento, Italy)
Nicola Guarino - Claudio Masolo (LADSEB-CNR, Padova, Italy)
Luca Pazzi - Sonia Bergamaschi (Univ. of Modena, Italy)
Geri Steve - Aldo Gangemi (ITBM-CNR, Roma, Italy)
Cristiano Castelfranchi - Rino Falcone (IP-CNR, Roma, Italy)

Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 12:18:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <>
Subject: SAC '98 Soft Computing Track CFP

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