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      [1] From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser@computing- (37)
            Subject: DRH 2000: Call for Participation

      [2] From: Einat Amitay <einat@ics.mq.edu.au> (116)
            Subject: CFP for a workshop on search results

      [3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (52)
            Subject: 2nd CFP: Workshop "Integrating Information ..."

      [4] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (76)
            Subject: Museums and the Web 2000

      [5] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (31)
            Subject: CL2000: 3rd call for papers

            Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 21:06:02 +0000
            From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
            Subject: DRH 2000: Call for Participation

    This message contains a call for participation in DRH 2000 and a call for
    proposals to host DRH 2001 and DRH 2002.

    DRH 2000 : Digital Resources for the Humanities

    The DRH conferences have established themselves firmly in the UK and
    international calendar as a forum that brings together scholars,
    librarians, archivists, curators, information scientists and computing
    professionals in a unique and positive way, to share ideas and information
    about the creation, exploitation, management and preservation of digital
    resources in the arts and humanities.

    The DRH 2000 conference will take place at the University of Sheffield,
    10-13 September 2000. Proposals for academic papers, themed panel
    sessions, posters and workshops are invited.

    The deadline for submission is 6 March 2000.

    Full details about the conference and the submission of proposals may be
    found at:


    Please address any queries to drh2000@sheffield.ac.uk

    CALL FOR HOSTS : DRH 2001 and DRH 2002

    The DRH Standing Committee warmly invites proposals to host the DRH
    conferences in 2001 and 2002. Further information about DRH together with
    the conference Protocol, which includes guidelines for prospective hosts,
    is available via the DRH Web site at http://www.drh.org.uk/.

    Proposals to host DRH should be submitted by 8 April 2000 to the Chair of
    the Standing Committee, Marilyn Deegan
    (marilyn.deegan@queen-elizabeth-house.oxford.ac.uk), giving as much detail
    as possible to help the Committee in its selection process. Previous
    hosts of DRH have found running the conference very rewarding and have
    also found that it can be an opportunity to alert their wider institution
    to research activities in this area.

       Dr Michael Fraser Email: mike.fraser@oucs.ox.ac.uk
       Head of Humbul Fax: +44 1865 273 275
       Humanities Computing Unit, OUCS Tel: +44 1865 283 343
       University of Oxford
       13 Banbury Road http://www.humbul.ac.uk/
       Oxford OX2 6NN DRH 2000: http://www.shef.ac.uk/~drh2000/

            Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 21:07:20 +0000
            From: Einat Amitay <einat@ics.mq.edu.au>
            Subject: CFP for a workshop on search results

    Please accept our apology for multiple postings.

    Information Doors -- Where Information Search and Hypertext Link

    May 30th 2000
    San Antonio, Texas, USA


    A workshop held in conjunction with the
    ACM Hypertext conference (www.ht00.org/)

    The purpose of this workshop is to tackle the problem of creating new
    hypertexts on-the-fly for representing other hypertext documents in the
    context of search results.

    Online search results are, no doubt, a form of hypertext created
    on-the-fly. Search results pages are also probably the most frequently seen
    hypertext form of writing nowadays. However, the research community tends
    to identify the presentation search results with Information Retrieval
    research. This workshop will consider search results as a form of
    hypertext, encouraging discussion about the nature of this dynamically
    created textual point-of-departure.

    The task of reading from a screen is not a trivial one, nor is the task of
    navigating between online texts. Even less trivial is creating a new text
    to represent other texts that are interconnected. In the case of hypertext
    representation of search results these tasks are combined to create a new
    on-screen text that describes and links other texts or entities. The
    purpose of this workshop is to tackle the problem of creating new
    hypertexts on-the-fly for representing other hypertext documents in the
    context of search results. The workshop will focus on the textual aspects
    of the problem:

    - How texts are read online?
    - How previously unseen documents might be presented in text to people who
    search for information?
    - How people navigate through textual search results?
    - What are the informative role and value of the newly created intermediate
    - Does it influence the reading of the documents followed by users?
    - Does it change the focus and the meaning of the texts as they are
    perceived by readers?
    - Are there any emerging textual or language conventions of presentation
       within hypertext systems and among hypertext authors that can be used in
       order to facilitate navigation through search results (e.g. naming of links
       conventions on the web, similarities in annotation patterns in annotation
       systems, use of titles and paragraph arrangements and positioning, use of
       lists and preferred methods of list ordering, and authors' frequent
       vocabulary choices).

    The workshop aims to bring together participants from many disciplines such
    as Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI), Information Retrieval (IR), Natural
    Language Processing (NLP), Digital Library (DL), applied psychology and
    psycho-linguistics, to discuss the nature of one of the most frequently
    seen hypertext presentation in recent years -- online search results. It
    will address the problem of textual presentation and hypertext
    representations of search results by looking at evaluations and studies of
    hypertext representations, studies about interaction with texts, how text
    representations should be designed in terms of language coherence and
    on-screen/online reading limitations, how to improve navigation with a
    smarter choice of textual representation, etc. The term 'textual
    representation' relates to how a document or a group-of-documents is
    represented in text (short or long texts, coherently summarised or
    organised by fixed fields like author, title, last updated, citations,
    generating descriptions, extracting passages, and so on). We will aim for
    gathering our knowledge to enhance and integrate our experience about
    hypertext in order to improve the options users are presented with while
    searching for information. The goal of the workshop is to create an
    interdisciplinary community that is able to address issues concerning
    search results presentation in the context of an online hypertext system.

    The workshop will specifically focus on the textual representation of
    results. It will not look at graphical representations of search results
    unless these shed new light on a textual issue, such as a comparison
    between textual and graphical representations of documents. The following
    list of suggested topics is only a short one and authors are encouraged to
    add more related issues and directions of investigations that are missing
    from it.


    Issues of presentation
    - Choosing what information to show about found entities
    (summaries, titles, links, annotations, additional related information, etc.)
    - Grouping of results
    - Labelling Groups of documents
    - Creating hierarchies of results
    - Comparisons between textual & graphical representations of results

    Issues of results refinement
    - Similarities detected between results (represented in text)
    - Query refinement (textual options)

    Issues of evaluation
    - How results are read
    - Does presentation change users navigation experience
    - Different users - different presentations?
    - Large scale studies
    - Task-specific studies

    Issues of speed and efficiency
    Commercial applications

    Important Dates
         Submission of papers - 5 April 2000
         Notification of acceptance - 30 April 2000
         Workshop - 30 May 2000

    Papers are due on the 5th of April 2000. All papers should be submitted
    electronically via email (sent to einat@ics.mq.edu.au). PDF submissions are
    preferred (if this is not possible then try to send it as a .txt, .ps or
    MSWord file). Papers should be no longer than 6 pages.

    Workshop Organiser:
       Einat Amitay (Macquarie University & CSIRO)

       Chaomei Chen (IS & Computing, Brunel University)
       Mary Czerwinski (Microsoft)
       Andrew Dillon (SLIS, Indiana University)
       Sue Dumais (Microsoft)
       Raya Fidel (SLIS, University of Washington)
       Gene Golovchinsky (FXPAL)
       Stephen Green (Sun Microsystems)
       Christina Haas (English, Kent State University)
       Johndan Johnson-Eilola (English, Purdue University)
       Chris Manning (CS & Linguistics, Stanford University)
       Vibhu Mittal (Just Research)


            Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 21:08:00 +0000
            From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
            Subject: 2nd CFP: Workshop "Integrating Information ..."

    >> From: root <root@Leibniz.lili.uni-bielefeld.de>

    This is the Second Call for Papers for the


            "Integrating Information from Different Channels
                        in Multi-Media-Contexts"

    to be held as part of ESSLLI 2000 at Birmingham (UK), August 6-18, 2000

    URL: http://www.lili.uni-bielefeld.de/~wicic


    In everyday situations agents must combine information from different
    sources: Reference and predication can be based both on gestural and
    spoken information. Inferences demand extracting information from
    diagrams and the text built around them. Focus of attention is often
    indicated by visual, gestural or acoustic means.

    The growing number of researchers interested in multimodal information
    reflects its practical relevance, not least in the construction of
    man-machine interfaces. In order to model complex multimodal
    information, a notion of composite signal is called for in which
    the different "threads of information" are integrated. Understanding
    composite signals may be necessary for all fields of science dealing
    with information, whether empirically or formally oriented. Research
    in this area is bound up with logical, linguistic, computational and
    philosophical problems like

          - assessing the semantic contribution of information from
            different sources,
          - compositionality in the construction of information
          - extending the notions of reference, truth and entailment in
            order to capture the content of "mixed information states" and
          - experimentally measuring the activity on different channels or
          - investigating timing problems concerning "interleaving
            threads" of information.

    Despite their foundational flavour, emerging theories in this area
    have applications in domains as diverse as discourse analysis
    (monitoring and back-channelling behaviour), styles of reasoning,
    robotics (reference resolution by pointing) and Virtual Reality
    (integration of gesture and speech).

    Consequently, the workshop is addressed to scholars from different
    fields: We welcome experimental researchers investigating
    e.g. gesture, eye movement or other means of focussing in relation to
    speech. At the same time workshop contributions of linguists,
    logicians or computer scientists are invited who work on the
    description and the formal modelling of complex signals. Finally, work
    concerning the simulation of production or understanding of complex
    signals, Virtual Reality type, neural net like or other, is also


    For further and occassionally updated information, please visit

    Kenneth Holmqvist (LUCS), Hannes Rieser (SFB360) and
    Peter Kuehnlein (SFB360)

            Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 21:08:29 +0000
            From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
            Subject: Museums and the Web 2000

    >> From: "J. Trant" <jtrant@archimuse.com>

                 Museums and the Web 2000
                   April 16-19, 2000
               Minneaoplis, Minnesota, USA

               program now online at

    Thousands of cultural heritage institutions are now on the web,
    offering programs and sharing information. But museums, libraries,
    archives, academics and educators have much to learn about what makes
    web sites successful. And there is lots to be gained from a dialog
    among users and creators of cultural information online. To
    facilitate this exchange of information, Archives & Museum
    Informatics organizes an annual international conference devoted
    exclusively to Museums and the Web.

    MW2000 offers an international perspective; speakers and delegates
    from over 20 countries were represented last year in New Orleans. The
    full program for MW2000, including paper abstracts and speaker
    biographies, is now available at (http://www.archimuse.com/mw2000/).
    Before the conference begins, full papers will be on the web so that
    speakers can highlight major issues and allow more time for active
    discussion. About 150 papers given at three previous MW conferences
    are still available online.

    Full and half day workshops precede the conference on April 16, and allow
    in depth exploration of topics and themes. If you are just venturing out
    onto the net or are a seasoned cybersurfer, there is a workshop for you. A
    Pre-conference tour on April 15 allows a limited number of people to
    get a first hand look at award-winning web development studios in
    Minneapolis and St. Paul.

    Speakers from around the world will present papers on the entire process of
    web implementation. During the 3 days of the conference, beginners
    and veterans can explore themes including: design & development,
    implementation, evaluation, site promotion, education, societal
    issues, research, museology and curation. Sessions, papers, panels
    and up-close mini-workshops explore theory and practice. The Exhibit
    Hall features hot tools, techniques and services. Demonstrations of
    museum web sites will let you meet and question designers and
    implementers of some of the coolest museums on the web.

    There's still space in the MW2000 Demonstration Hall. If you've got a
    hot new feature on your site, and you'd like a chance to show it off
    to your friends and colleagues, visit
    http://www.archimuse.com/mw2000/demos/ and make your proposal to
    demonstrate. The deadline is February 15, 2000.

    Once again, an international panel of judges will award the Best of
    the Web, to the museum or heritage site that best uses the web to
    meet its mission. Visit http://www.archimuse.com/mw2000/best/ to
    nominate your favourite site for consideration. (Judges are not
    eligible to win awards.)


            April 16-19, 2000

            Hyatt Regency Hotel
            1300 Nicollet Mall
            Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

            Great hotel rate of $109 (per room per night)


    Full registration information is available at
    http://www.archimuse.com/mw2000/register/ You can register online or print
    out a form and return it to us. Early registration rates are
    available until January 15, 2000.

    Email mw2000@archimuse.com with any questions about Museums and the

    Best wishes for a bug-free Year 2000. See you in Minneapolis!

    jennifer and David
    J. Trant and D. Bearman mw2000@archimuse.com
    Co-Chairs, Museums and the Web Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Archives & Museum Informatics April 16-19 1999
    2008 Murray Ave, Suite D http://www.archimuse.com/mw2000/
    Pittsburgh, PA 15217 phone +1 412 422 8530
    USA fax +1 412 422 8594

            Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 21:08:56 +0000
            From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
            Subject: CL2000: 3rd call for papers

    >> From: "Raamsdonk van F" <femke@skiff.cs.vu.nl>

       First International Conference on Computational Logic, CL2000
                    Imperial College, London, UK
                       24th to 28th July, 2000


                         3rd call for papers

    The deadline for submission of papers to CL2000 is FEBRUARY 1, 2000.

    Papers on all aspects of the theory, implementation, and application
    of Computational Logic are invited, where Computational Logic is to
    be understood broadly as the use of logic in Computer Science.

    Papers can be submitted to one the following seven streams of CL2000
    (each stream has its own separate program committee):

        - Database Systems (DOOD2000)
        - Program Development (LOPSTR2000)
        - Knowledge Representation and Non-monotonic Reasoning
        - Automated Deduction: Putting Theory into Practice
        - Constraints
        - Logic Programming: Theory and Extensions
        - Logic Programming: Implementations and Applications

    The last three streams effectively constitute the former ICLP
    conference series that will be now integrated into CL2000.

    Please note the following:

        - Further details on formatting of the papers, publisher,
          etcetera are available via the webpage of the conference.
        - Authors will be notified of acceptance/rejection by
          15th April, 2000.
        - Camera-ready versions must be received by 15th May, 2000.

    CL2000 is co-locating with ILP2000, the 10th International
    Conference on Inductive Logic Programming. The call for papers
    of ILP2000 (deadline for submission of papers: 29 March 2000)
    and further information is available via


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