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       [1] From: dws2004robot@aurora.fi.muni.cz (23)
             Subject: 3rd International Workshop on Dictionary Writing

       [2] From: "JELIA'04" <jelia04@di.fct.unl.pt> (47)
             Subject: JELIA'04 - Last Call for System Descriptions - 9th
                     European Conference on Logics in Artificial

       [3] From: "MUSICNETWORK" <disita@oboe.dsi.unifi.it> (196)
             Subject: CFP: 4th Open Workshop MUSICNETWORK, Barcelona,
                     September 2004

             Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 07:33:20 +0100
             From: dws2004robot@aurora.fi.muni.cz
             Subject: 3rd International Workshop on Dictionary Writing Systems

       Third International Workshop on DICTIONARY WRITING SYSTEMS (DWS 2004)
                    Brno, Czech Republic, 6-7 September 2004

    The workshop is organised by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University,
    Brno, as a pre-conference workshop of TSD 2004 (Text, Speech and Dialogue -
    http://nlp.fi.muni.cz/tsd2004). The workshop is supported by EURALEX
    (the European Association for Lexicography).

    A dictionary writing system (DWS) is a piece of software for writing and
    producing a dictionary. It might include an editor, a database, a web
    interface and various management tools (for allocating work etc.) It operates
    with a dictionary grammar, which specifies the structure of the dictionary.

    The workshop follows similar successful events in Brighton, UK in 2002
    and 2003. It will include hands-on experience of a leading DWS, presentation
    of research papers and demos. The deadline for abstracts of proposed research
    presentations and demos is July, 31.

       * dictionary project managers
       * lexical database users and developers
       * lexicographers
       * students of lexicography, lexicology, computational lingusitics

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             Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 07:34:39 +0100
             From: "JELIA'04" <jelia04@di.fct.unl.pt>
             Subject: JELIA'04 - Last Call for System Descriptions - 9th
    European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence

        9th European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence
                        System Presentations Session
                     Lisbon, Portugal, September 27-30
                        Submission deadline: June 6th

    The use of logics in AI will be further advanced if implemented
    logical based systems receive appropriate exposure, implementation
    and testing methodologies are discussed by the community, and if
    the performance and scope of applicability of these systems are
    presented and compared. This way, theoretical research in the use
    of logics in AI will receive important feedback about its
    relevance and practicality, system implementers will learn about
    competing solutions and their performance, and AI experts working
    on practical applications will get software tools they need.
    To further promote this research, the JELIA'04 technical programme
    will include a special session devoted to presentations and
    demonstrations of implementations for solving or addressing
    problems of importance to all areas in the scope of JELIA.
    Submissions to this special session should provide a description
    of such a system and information on the class of problems (or
    application area) it is designed for, theoretical background,
    major features, implementation techniques, and testing methodology
    and experimental evaluation.

    Accepted system descriptions will be published in the conference
    proceedings, published by Springer-Verlag as a volume of the
    Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence series.
    All systems whose descriptions will be accepted for publication in
    the conference proceedings, will be demonstrated at the special
    session at the conference. The authors should indicate as part of
    their submission if any special computing support will be

    System descriptions must be written in English, formatted
    according to the Springer LNCS style, and must not exceed four (4)
    pages including title page, references and figures.

    System descriptions submission is electronic, via the conference
    home page .

    Deadline for submission: June 6th,2004
    Notification: June 25th, 2004
    Camera Ready Copy: July 5th, 2004

    Send your questions and comments to jelia04@di.fct.unl.pt

             Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 07:40:10 +0100
             From: "MUSICNETWORK" <disita@oboe.dsi.unifi.it>
             Subject: CFP: 4th Open Workshop MUSICNETWORK, Barcelona, September

    This is a special communication dedicated to the
    next Open Workshop of the MUSICNETWORK it is also an
    activity of the AHG of MPEG on Symbolic Music Representation
    Sorry for multiple reception of this message.

    Paolo Nesi


    Call for Proposal, Papers, Expositions
    4th Open Workshop of MUSICNETWORK:
    Integration of Music in Multimedia Applications



    LOCATED AT: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, 15th-16th September

    Co-located with WEDELMUSIC 2004 Conference:

    You are invited to participate at the Workshop and to contribute to the

    With the support of the European Commission, the MUSICNETWORK project has
    been created to explore the applications and integration of interactive
    multimedia technologies for Music, enabling inter- and trans-disciplinary
    collaborations and networking, bridging many important sectors, including
    cultural, commercial, industrial, research and academic. End users are
    discovering the multimedia experience, and thus, traditional music models
    are going to be overcome and replaced by their integration with multimedia,
    audiovisual and cross media. Thus the aim is to put together industry
    actors and innovative technology providers to help the music industry to
    overcome the present problems with the innovation.

    The theme of the 4th Open Workshop is the Integration of Music in
    Multimedia applications. Currently many new music-related applications are
    strongly impacting and attracting the market. Most of them will become more
    and more widespread in a short time due to users' demand. Among most
    addressed sectors the one presenting more notable form of integration
    between music and multimedia there are:

    -- music education (notation tools integrating multimedia, educational
    paradigms, tools, distance
         learning, mobile learning, etc.);
    -- music management in libraries (modeling, navigation, metadata, content
    description, etc., MPEG-7),
    -- entertainment (animation, synchronisation, etc., SMIL );
    -- music and multimedia music distribution and protection (watermarking,
    fingerprint, MPEG-21);
    -- valorization of cultural heritage (modeling, restring, etc.);
    -- electronic consumer applications: piano keyboards with symbolic music
    representation and audiovisual
         capabilities, electronic lecterns, i-TV;
    -- mobile applications for education and entertainment (cellular phones,
    PDA, tablet PC, etc.).

    In the current Internet and Multimedia age other applications are strongly
    attracting market attention and most of them will become soon widespread in
    short time. The integration of symbolic music representation in MPEG could
    completely satisfy users' requirements for properly handling such issue
    into tools, allowing to integrate into a single model the powerful one of
    MPEG for multimedia, representation, coding and playback. The integration
    of symbolic music representation with MPEG or other multimedia standards
    will open the way for a large number of new applications and markets
    related to the above applications. This initiative may increase the current
    market for symbolic music representation, which is mainly dedicated to
    sheet music production. It may also open the path to creating very
    interesting new applications, and to increase the power and flexibility of
    those applications that already use both multimedia and symbolic music
    representation. MPEG has relevant standards in this area such as MPEG-4 for
    the audio visual objects, MPEG-7 for the description of audio visual
    content for archives, and MPEG-21 for the Digital Rights Management and
    distribution of digital audiovisual.

    At present, there is a lack of an integrated Music Notation/Representation
    standard with multimedia. The aim of this workshop is to make a further
    step towards a proper standardizing of a Music Notation/Representation
    Model. The MUSICNETWORK has worked very hard to create the conditions for a
    Call for Proposals/Technologies within MPEG with the aim of exploiting the
    MPEG framework for integrating Music Notation/Representation in several
    innovative applications. As a results an MPEG Ad Hoc Group on Symbolic
    Music Representation has been created, a large set of requirements and
    innovative applications have been identified and a call for technology can
    be launched. All this material can be recovered from:
    - http://www.interactivemusicnetwork.org/mpeg-ahg/

    To this end, the next Open Workshop of the MUSICNETWORK will be mainly
    focused on the integration of MUSIC and MULTIMEDIA in an effective CROSS
    MEDIA. Several different formats and media may share the same information
    and grant navigation, synchronization and stable relationships establishment.

    The 4th Open Workshop will be organized around the following sections. For
    each section we are open to receive proposals and contributions:

    ***Applications and Technical papers***

    chairs: Jerome Barthelemy (IRCAM, Jerome.Barthelemy@ircam.fr), David
    Crombie (FNB, dcrombie@fnb.nl),
    David Fuschi (ILABS, d.fuschi@giuntilabs.it), Giuseppe Nicotra (ARCA,

    The topic of interests for the Application session is wide ranging. For
    this section, we are going to accept papers and proposals from Experts and
    from Industries coming from different areas of music for finals user
    applications and/or innovative technologies. Proposals may be Industrial
    presentations of music applications or experts papers. The session will be
    focused on current applications, case-studies, applications scenarios,
    latest development, as well as future directions, innovative technologies.
    It includes, but not limited to the following areas:
    o Education, cooperative work, distance learning, mobile learning, etc.
    o Entertainment, consumer electronics, music and games, animation,
    synchronization, etc.
    o cultural heritage, exploitation of cultural assets, archives,
    museums, restoration, etc.
    o music distribution and protection, fingerprint, monitoring,
    business models, mobiles, etc.
    o music exploitation, economical impacts of content fruition on new
    media, etc.
    o accessibility and culture, technology for supporting accessibility,
    o music modeling and representation, etc.
    These interdisciplinary domains share one common point the applications of
    science and technologies in Music or the applications of Music in
    interactive multimedia domains

    ***MPEG SMR, Symbolic Music Representation, Call for Technology***

    Chairs: Paolo Nesi (DSI, nesi@dsi.unifi.it), Giorgio Zoia (EPFL,
    Giorgio.Zoia@epfl.ch). The idea of this section is to provide support to
    industries and groups that intent to respond at the Call for Technology of
    MPEG regarding the SMR http://www.interactivemusicnetwork.org/mpeg-ahg/.
    The work activities in this section will be mainly devoted in making clear
    what MPEG forum expects in response to the CALL and what the MPEG could
    provide in terms of benefits and return of investment to these companies.
    The registration to this event is strongly suggested, and should be
    accompanied by a simple document including a list of possible questions or
    point that you are interested to see discussed during this section. The
    major points will be:
    o Presentation of the MPEG SMR Call for Technology, aims and goals
    o Presentations of the proponents
    o Open discussion to support proposers

    You are invited to participate at the Workshop and to contribute to the
    above sessions.

    Free registration,

    please do via the WWW site of the MUSICNETWORK. The registration is not
    mandatory but is strongly suggested, we need to set up suitable logistic
    support for the right number of participants.

    Submission of your proposal by 15th of June 2004
    o To be sent at the corresponding chairs (see email addresses above),
    in MS-WORD or PDF formats
    o To be also sent at musicnetwork@dsi.unifi.it
    o To be submitted according to the above description with the number
    of pages suggested below.
    o To be submitted with the dates reported below

    Please note that all the submissions will be published on the WWW site of
    the MUSICNETWORK. If you don't agree on this kind of publication please
    inform the MUSICNETWORK in the accompanying letter to the submission.

    Different types of contributions are welcome:
    - Tutorials/Surveys (4 to 8 page of proposal)
    - Application and Technical Papers (2 to 10 pages)
    - Exposition and Demonstrations (1 page summary)
    - MPEG SMR Symbolic Music Representation: (a list of topics to be

    Important deadlines
    - Deadline for submission: 15 June 2004
    - Paper selection results: 25 June 2004
    - Full paper submission: 28 July 2004
    - Workshop: 15 September 2004

    As usual, the MUSICNETWORK will economically support a number of speakers
    according to the quality of their proposal, to the relevance of the topic
    proposed, etc. The selection will be operated on the basis of the proposal.
    In addition, the MUSICNETWORK is going to invite a given number of experts,
    asking them to attend the meeting to give their contribution in the above
    mentioned topics. The latter are a sort of keynote speakers on the
    Conference topics and are not in competition with the former.

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