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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 477.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (176)
Subject: Coling-ACL'98 Final Call for Papers

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (39)

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (141)

[4] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (103)
Subject: CFP -- Coordination Technologies for Information
Systems (CTIS'98)

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 14:53:14 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: Coling-ACL'98 Final Call for Papers

>> From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu>



17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING'98)
36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

August 10-14, 1998
Universite de Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

On behalf of the International Committee on Computational Linguistics
(ICCL) and the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), we are
pleased to announce a major joint conference -- COLING-ACL'98 -- which will
be held on the campus of l'Universite de Montreal between August 10-14,
1998. The RALI laboratory of the Computer Science and Operations Research
Department of l'Universite de Montreal will be hosting the first North
American COLING since the joint COLING-ACL'84 was held at Stanford
University in 1984.

We welcome submission of papers describing substantial, original, and
unpublished research contributions on ALL aspects of computational
linguistics. Program subcommittees will be organized around 16 main areas,
as follows.

* [L] Linguistic issues & associated formalisms
o L1. Morphology & phonology
o L2. Syntax & parsing
o L3. Semantics, pragmatics, cognition
o L4. Discourse & dialogue
* [R] Linguistic resources & computational methods
o R1. Corpus processing & empirical methods
o R2. Lexical resources & computational lexicography
o R3. Computational paradigms (symbolic, stochastic, neural,
o R4. Languages, tools & environments for lingware development
* [A] Applications
o A1. Form checking (spelling, terminology, grammar, style)
o A2. Summarization, abstraction, generation
o A3. Text and speech machine translation & translation aids
o A4. Multimodal NLP (speech & dialogue processing, integration of
speech, text, gestures)
o A5. Text and speech information retrieval and categorization,
electronic libraries
* [P] Projects
o P1. Large R&D cooperative projects
o P2. Validation & testing programmes
o P3. Small scale innovative research projects
o P4. Others (contributions not falling in above categories)

Authors will be asked to identify the areas (a maximum of two) to which
their submission corresponds. Contributions that do not fall into any of
the above areas but are nevertheless relevant to the field are also
welcome. All contributions will be reviewed by at least three experts.

Submissions may be of two different types: 1) regular papers; and 2)
project notes. Regular papers should report the results of original
completed research. Project notes, on the other hand, should describe
ongoing research or demonstrate a system. Regular papers will be presented
in 3 parallel sessions that do not overlap with the presentation of project


In order to encourage multilingualism within our research community,
authors will be allowed to use one supplementary page to write up their
abstract in one or more additional languages.


All papers should describe original work, completed or in progress rather
than merely planned, and clearly indicate the current state of advancement
of the work. No previously published papers should be submitted.
Simultaneous submission to other conferences is allowed provided it is
explicitly indicated on the identification page.


The maximum allowable length is 7 pages for regular papers and 5 pages for
project notes, plus one optional page for abstract(s) in other language(s).
Please use A4 or US letter format and set margins so that the text lies
within a rectangle of 6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 23 cm). Use classical fonts
such as Times Roman or Computer Modern, 11 to 12 points for text, 14 to 16
points for headings and title, centered page numbers in footers, and 2
columns after title and abstract. Figures may range across columns.

Since reviewing will be blind, a separate identification page is required.
It should include:

* submission type (regular paper, project note [+demo]),
* title
* author(s) name(s)
* affiliation(s)
* complete addresses
* abstract in English
* 1 or 2 topic areas
* submission to other conferences ('none' or list)
* and author of record (for correspondence).

Authors' names and affiliations should be omitted in the paper itself.
Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity (e.g., "We
previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...") should be avoided. Instead use
references like "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991)...".

Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without

While submissions must be sent in hardcopy, we encourage authors to
use our style files and templates for preparing them (available on
COLING-ACL'98 Web site). This will help ensure that the requirements
described above (including the separate identification page) are met,
and that the effort required to format the final version will be


All submissions (hardcopy and electronic) and questions regarding
submissions should be sent to:

COLING-ACL'98 submissions
Professor Christian Boitet
38041 Grenoble cedex 9 France
e-mail: ColingACL98.program@imag.fr (from 15/9/97)

1) Submission notification: send the complete identification page of each
submission by e-mail at least 10 days before the submission deadline. A
submission_id will be returned. Please use it from that point on to
identify everything related to your submission.

2) Submission proper: send six hard copies of the paper and one copy of the
identification page (with submission_id) early enough so that so that they
reach the program chair no later than the deadline indicated below. Fax
submissions will not be accepted. Late submissions will be returned
unopened. Notification of receipt will be e-mailed to the author of record
shortly after receipt.

3) In addition, authors are strongly encouraged to send in an electronic
version (which is in no way a substitute for the hard copies). Only pdf or
postcript formats are acceptable. Please e-mail your paper, specifying as
the subject submission_id.{pdf/ps}, AFTER sending your hard copy. The hard
copy and electronic versions must be identical.


* Submission notification (id page): e-mail before January 20, 1998
* Submission (6 copies + id page): to arrive in Grenoble no later
January 30, 1998
* Notification to authors: April 17, 1998
* Final camera-ready copies (2): to arrive in Montreal no later than May
30, 1998

A signed copyright release statement will be needed along with the final


There will be a special session for students organized by a committee
of ACL graduate student members. See Web pages at:



Workshops will take place on Saturday, August 15 and possibly extend to
August 16. If you would like to give a tutorial or organize a workshop,
send your proposals before December 31, 1997 to:

Dr. Pete Whitelock
Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd
Oxford Science Park
Oxford, OX4 4GA, England
e-mail: pete@sharp.co.uk


The organizing committee is being chaired by:

Dr. Pierre Isabelle
Universite de Montreal
P.O. Box 6128, Succ. Centre-ville
Montreal (Quebec), Canada H3C 3J7
e-mail: coling-acl98@iro.umontreal.ca
tel: (514) 343-6161; fax: (514) 343-2496


Chair: Christian Boitet (GETA-CLIPS, Grenoble, ICCL)

Co-chair: Peter Whitelock (Sharp, Oxford, ACL)

Area chairs:

o L1. L. Karttunen (XRCE, Grenoble)
o L2. A. Joshi (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
o L3. E. Hajicova (Charles University, Prague)
o L4. Y. Wilks (University of Sheffield)
o R1. D. Wu (HKUST, Hong Kong)
o R2. N. Calzolari (ILC, Pisa)
o R3. H. Tanaka (TIT, Tokyo)
o R4. R. Zajac (NMSU, Las Cruces)
o A1. S. Richardson (Microsoft)
o A2. W. Lenders (University of Bonn)
o A3. J.I. Tsujii (Tokyo University)
o A4. A. Waibel (CMU, Pittsburgh)
o A5. S. Nirenburg (CRL, New-Mexico State University)
o P1. A. Zampolli (ICL, Pisa)
o P2. J. Mariani (LIMSI, Orsay)
o P3. H. Schnelle (Bochum)
o P4. E. Wehrli (LATL, Geneva)

We look forward to receiving your submissions,

Christian Boitet and Peter Whitelock
Program Chairs, COLING-ACL'98

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 14:54:31 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>

>> From: Richard Zuber <rz@ccr.jussieu.fr>

Call for papers for the second conference on


The conference will be hosted by the University of Paris 7 (France), and
will take place in May 28-30, 1998

There will be three one hour talks by invited speakers and the rest of the
talks will be contributed papers chosen by the program committee on
selection basis. Submissions of abstracts (in English or in French) for
30-minute contributed talks (with 10 additional minutes for discussion) on
any topic in the semantic analysis of natural languages, with strong
preference for non-lexical semantics, are welcome. Authors should submit 5
copies of (so called "anonymous") abstracts, no more than two pages (but
not significantly less than 2 pages) long. Data allowing us to identify and
contact the author (or authors) should be given separately.

E-mail submissions will be accepted (only when in LaTex or Word). In this
case authors shoud send a title page with authors' name, etc. in addition
to the anonymous two page abstract.

Abstract deadline: March 17, 1998.

Send abstract to:

Conf=E9rence de S=E9mantique
c/o R. Zuber

Universit=E9 Paris 7
Case 7003
2 Place Jussieu
75251 Paris Cedex 05,

The e-mail address to which the abstracts should be sent:
rz@ccr.jussieu.fr. This is also the e-mail address for inquiries.

The program of the conference will be completed around the 17th of April at
which time conference information will be made available. For
organizational reasons we would like to be able to estimate the number of
submissions and possible participants well in advance. For this reason we
invite any person which would like to submit an abstract or to attend the
conference to let us know as soon as possible (by e-mail).

Program Committee:
R. Zuber - chair (CNRS, Paris), F. Corblin (University of Rennes), B. Laca
(University of Strasbourg), D. Lacombe, (University of Paris 7), F.
Recanati (CNRS, Paris), D. Wilson (CREA, Paris and University College,

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 14:55:19 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>

>> From: ecai98@cogs.susx.ac.uk

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AUGUST 23-28 1998 BRIGHTON UK ( `-'


The ECAI-98 Programme Committee invites submission of papers for the
Technical Programme of the 13th biennial European Conference on Artificial
Intelligence (ECAI-98).

20 Jan 1998 Deadline for abstracts
23 Jan 1998 Deadline for papers
15 Apr 1998 Notification of acceptance
15 May 1998 Camera-ready copies of papers
26-28 Aug 1998 Technical programme at ECAI-98

An extended call for papers is attached. See the ECAI'98 website
(http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/ecai98) for full details. Recent additions
to the site include:

+ finalised programme committee listing
+ detailed formatting and paper submission information
+ form-based submission of abstracts
+ call for exhibitors


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

Abduction, Temporal, Causal Reasoning, and Diagnosis; Automated
Reasoning; Application and Enabling Technologies; Belief Revision and
Nonmonotonic Reasoning; Case-Based Reasoning; Cognitive Modelling and
Philosophical Foundations; Computational Linguistics; Constraint-Based
Reasoning and Constraint Programming; Distributed AI and Multiagent
Systems; Fuzzy Logic; Knowledge Acquisition; Knowledge Representation;
Logic Programming, and Theorem Proving; Machine Learning, Knowledge
Discovery and Data Mining; Natural Language and Intelligent User
Interfaces; Neural Networks in AI; Planning, Scheduling, and Reasoning
about Actions; Probabilistic Networks; Qualitative Preferences and
Decision in AI; Qualitative and Spatial Reasoning; Reasoning under
Uncertainty; Robotics, Vision, and Signal Understanding; Search and
Meta-Heuristics for AI; Verification, Validation and Testing of
Knowledge-Based Systems.

Formatting guidelines

Submissions must not exceed 6000 words. Submissions which exceed this length
will be rejected without review. This is the only strict formatting
requirement for paper submissions. (But note that a five page limit will be
imposed on the final camera-ready papers - for some papers this may be
considerably less than 6000 words in practice.)

Additional guidelines on the format of submissions are available on the
ECAI-98 Style Guide page. We hope to make available soon a latex style file
supporting these guidelines.

Accepted papers will be required to conform more strictly to the publishers'
formatting requirements, which will be broadly in line with the present
formatting guidelines.

Submission procedure

Submission is a two-stage process. Authors are asked to submit a brief
summary of their paper by email to ecai98@irit.fr by 20 January 1998. This
summary should include the title, authors, contact address and abstract for
the paper, plus keywords drawn from the above list (plus other keywords if
appropriate). A web-based summary submission form is available to make this
easier. This summary information should also be included with the paper
itself, on a separate sheet of paper.

Submission of the paper is in hard copy form only, electronic submissions
will not be accepted. Six copies of the paper (each including the summary
sheet), should be sent by post to the ECAI-98 Programme Chair, Henri Prade,
at the address below. The deadline for receipt of papers is 23 January 1998.
Papers received after this date will not be reviewed.

Henri Prade, ECAI-98 Programme Chair
Universiti Paul Sabatier
118 route de Narbonne
31062 TOULOUSE Cedex 4

Email: Henri.Prade@irit.fr
Tel: +33(0)561 55 65 79
Fax: +33(0)561 55 62 39

Multiple submissions policy

ECAI-98 will not accept any paper which at the time of submission is under
review for, or has already been published or accepted for publication in a
journal or another conference. Authors are also expected not to submit their
papers elsewhere during the review period. These restrictions apply only to
journals and conferences and not to workshops or similar specialized
meetings with limited audiences. The title page should include a statement
that the paper is not under review or accepted for publication in another
conference or journal.

The review process

All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by the ECAI-98
Programme Committee under the chairmanship of the ECAI-98 Programme Chair.
The ECAI-98 Programme Chair has final authority over the review process and
all decisions relating to acceptance of papers.

Conference proceedings

The conference proceedings will be published and distributed by John Wiley
and Sons Ltd. The authors will be responsible for producing camera-ready
copies of papers, conforming to the formatting guidelines specified by the
publisher, for inclusion in the proceedings. The deadline for receipt of
camara-ready copy is 15 May 1998. Note that at least one author of each
accepted paper is required to attend the conference to present the paper.

Programme Committee

The final membership of the programme committee for ECAI-98 is as follows.

A. Aamodt Norway F. Giunchiglia Italy
J.J.A. Alferes Portugal W. Horn Austria
E. Andri Germany F. Jensen Denmark
N. Asher USA A. Kakas Cyprus
F. Bergadano Italy R. Kruse Germany
H. Bersini Belgium N. Lavrac Slovenia
C. Bessihre France D. Lehmann Israel
S. Biundo Germany M. Lenzerini Italy
M. Brady United Kingdom M. McTear United Kingdom
P. Brazdil Portugal S. Moral Spain
J. Breuker The Netherlands J.P. M|ller Switzerland
G. Brewka Germany E. Orlowska Poland
H. Bunt The Netherlands U. Reyle Germany
H.T. Christensen Sweden K. Satoh Japan
M.O. Cordier France T. Schaub Germany
P. Cunningham Irish Republic D. Scott United Kingdom
A. Del Val Spain B. Selman USA
P. Doherty Sweden M. Shanahan United Kingdom
B. Faltings Switzerland P. Siegel France
L. Fariqas C. Sierra Spain
del Cerro France O. Stepankova Czech Republic
R. Feldman Israel Y-H. Tan The Netherlands
R. Fisher United Kingdom P. Torasso Italy
J. Fox United Kingdom P. van Beek Canada
C. Freksa Germany W. van de Velde Belgium
D. Gabbay United Kingdom G. Widmer Austria
A. Galton United Kingdom M-A. Williams Australia
O. Gascuel France A. Zaenen France
M. Ghallab France

ECAI-98 Secretariat Tel: +44(0)1273 678448
Centre for Advanced Software Applications Fax: +44(0)1273 671320
University of Sussex Email: ecai98@cogs.susx.ac.uk
Brighton, BN1 9QH, UK URL: http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/ecai98

ECAI-98 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial
Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex
on behalf of AISB.

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 14:59:04 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: CFP -- Coordination Technologies for Information Systems (CTIS'98)

>> From: George Angelos Papadopoulos <george@turing.cs.ucy.ac.cy>

*** Call for Papers ***

International Workshop on
Coordination Technologies for Information Systems

in conjunction with the
9th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications
to be held in Vienna, August 24-28, 1998

and co-located with the
22nd Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference
to be held in Vienna, August 19-21, 1998

and the
15th IFIP World Computer Congress
to be held in Vienna and Budapest, August 31 - September 4, 1998

Workshop proceedings to be published by IEEE Computer Society Press


According to Thomas Malone and Kevin Crowston, coordination is the act of
managing interdependencies between activities. Some of the issues to be
explored in this area are developing approaches to analyse coordination in
different kinds of systems, designing coordination tools and languages, and
applying the notion of coordination to distributed and parallel processing

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers and
practitioners who are using in one way or another the notion of coordination
in the development of information systems. Of particular interest are papers
highighting the interdisciplinary nature of coordination and those
describing "coordination-in-the-large" activities.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* Programming languages, tools and systems
* Software architectures
* Groupware
* Design patterns for coordination (coordination patterns)
* Workflow management
* Collaboration and cooperation environments
* Agent communication and coordination
* Mobile computing
* Internet and intranet technology
* Industrial applications and case studies (eg. the potential of
coordination in the development of the Information Society, Electronic
Commerce, etc.).

The papers must clearly show how the concept of coordination was used, what
were the benefits gained but also the problems encountered, if any.


* Submission deadline: 15 March 1998
* Notification of acceptance: 15 May 1998
* Camera-ready copies: 5 June 1998


Authors are invited to submit research contributions representing original,
previously unpublished work. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated
based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of
exposition. All papers will be refereed by at least two members of the
program committee. Accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer
Society Press as proceedings of the DEXA'98 workshops. All submitted papers
MUST be formatted according to the author guidelines provided by IEEE
Computer Society Press and MUST NOT be longer than FIVE pages.

Electronic Submission
Please submit your paper electronically by e-mail to the address below .
Please prepare your paper as plain ASCII PostScript only, with NO encoding,
condensing, or encapsulation. Please use TrueType 1 fonts wherever possible.
Do not use bitmapped fonts such as Computer Modern if you can avoid it.
Guidelines for generating and submitting PostScript files are available

Please also send an electronic copy of your abstract, in ASCII format and
including the paper title, keywords, author names, addresses, and
affiliations, to the address below.

Hard Copy Paper
If, for some reason, you cannot send an electronic copy of your paper, ONLY
THEN you may submit it as four hard copies to the address below.


George A. Papadopoulos
Department of Computer Science
University of Cyprus
75 Kallipoleos Str.
P.O.Box 537, CY-1678 Tel: +357-2-338705/06/04
Nicosia Fax: +357-2-339062
CYPRUS E-mail: george@turing.cs.ucy.ac.cy


* George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus


* Farhad Arbab, CWI, The Netherlands
* Asuman Dogac, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
* Monica Divitini, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
* Doug Lea, State University of New York at Oswego, USA
* Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Bern, Switzerland
* Mike P. Papazoglou, Tilburg University, Netherlands
* Wolfgang Prinz, GMD-FIT, Germany

For any further questions or inquiries please contact:

George A. Papadopoulos
Department of Computer Science
University of Cyprus
75 Kallipoleos Str.
P.O.Box 537, CY-1678 Tel: +357-2-338705/06/04
Nicosia Fax: +357-2-339062
CYPRUS E-mail: george@turing.cs.ucy.ac.cy

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