18.620 Internet Governance; conferences

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 07:19:52 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 620.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "Yasmeen Ariff" <yasmeen_at_diplomacy.edu> (36)
         Subject: Call for Applications - Internet Governance Capacity
                 Building Programme

   [2] From: vertan_at_informatik.uni-hamburg.de (63)
         Subject: Call for papers: Workshop at MT-summit 2005

   [3] From: "Philipp Budka" <philbu_at_gmx.net> (36)
         Subject: 2005 International Symposium on WIKIS

   [4] From: lpnmr05.publicity_at_mat.unical.it (30)
         Subject: LPNMR'05: Call for Papers

         Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2005 07:01:54 +0000
         From: "Yasmeen Ariff" <yasmeen_at_diplomacy.edu>
         Subject: Call for Applications - Internet Governance Capacity
Building Programme

Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme
       Call for Applications

DiploFoundation, in cooperation with the Secretariat of the UN Working
Group on Internet Governance (WGIG), the Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP)=

and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), is currently
accepting applications for the Internet Governance Capacity Building
Programme. This programme aims at improving Internet Governance (IG)
related knowledge and skills for participants from developing countries.

The programme, which will last from March 14 to June 30, 2005, consists of=

an online course, individual and collaborative online research, and
capacity building fellowships. Fellowships, which will be awarded to the
most successful participants in the programme, will include one month
placements at the Secretariat of the Working Group on Internet Governance
(WGIG) in Geneva and participation at WGIG and other Internet Governance
related meeting. The programme will facilitate community building among
participants from different national, cultural and professional backgrounds.

The application deadline for this programme is March 10, 2005. For further=

information and to apply online, please visit the
<http://www.diplomacy.edu/IG/>Internet Governance Capacity Building
Programme website.
Yasmeen Ariff
4th Floor, Regional Building
Regional Road
Msida MSD 13

Tel: +356 21 333323
Fax: +356 21 315574

         Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2005 07:03:52 +0000
         From: vertan_at_informatik.uni-hamburg.de
         Subject: Call for papers: Workshop at MT-summit 2005

Semantic Web Technologies for Machine Translation
       Satellite Workshop at the MT Summit 2005


By its aim to implement a semantic structure behind the content of the World
Wide Web, the Semantic Web activities recently attracted a large, significant
and specialized research community consisting of computer scientists,
computational linguists, logicians, knowledge and ontology specialists,
programmers, e-commerce, etc.

Semantic Web needs human language technology and human language technology will
highly benefit from the Semantic Web. However until now, research was directed
more to the first issue. Techniques from human language technology were used to
add meaning to the Web data and to make it usable for automatic processing. The
second issue, i.e. the use of the new Semantic Web Technologies for improvement
of natural language applications was neglected.
The development of ontologies for the Semantic Web, their search
mechanisms, and
the standard formal (e.g. RDF) annotation of large pieces of data on the web,
are of high value for monolingual and multilingual natural language
The current workshop focuses on this topic, more exactly on the implications of
such semantic web technologies on machine translation, which is a
representative sub-field of natural language processing. It is well-known that
multilinguality is one of the main challenges of Semantic Web. The annotation
mechanisms and the development of ontologies and search procedures aim at
retrieving relevant information independently of the language in which it was
produced. On the other hand, Semantic Web activities will have major impact on
natural language applications based on training on large pieces of corpora

Example-based machine translation is a relevant example: Up to now the training
is done on parallel aligned corpora, in the best case, additionally annotated
with syntactic information. However, big reliable parallel corpora are
available only for a few language pairs and domains. In the absence of such
corpora, the Web is the best source for parallel aligned corpora. Aligned via
RDF(S) annotations, the web can be exploited as a multilingual corpus.
Moreover, this annotation will provide the semantic information attached to the
respective texts. This strategy can have significant implications on example
based machine translation.

Knowledge based machine translation is another technique which can benefit from
Semantic Web activities. Until now KB-MT systems were based mainly on the
development of domain-dependent ontologies and on mapping the source language
onto the target language via these ontologies. It was proved that KBMT can be
very successful when applied to restricted domains, but encounters severe
problems with translations of general texts. The Semantic Web activities (will)
provide a large amount of ontologies in various domains and bridges between
these ontologies. In this new context, KBMT could become a powerful mechanism
for on-line machine translation.
The goal of the workshop is twofold:
- to discuss the implications of semantic web-technologies for machine
translation, namely on example based and knowledge-based machine translation,
- to contrast the two main technologies of Semantic Web: topic maps and RDFS in
machine translation of on-line texts.

We welcome original papers related (but not limited) to following topics
- semantic web annotations for multilingual corpora
- use of semantic web annotations for corpus based machine translation
- integration of semantic information in example based machine
- use of semantic web ontologies for machine translation
- semantic web and on-line translation tools
- integration of semantic web technologies in CAT tools.

We also encourage demonstrations of developed tools. Submissions for a
demonstration session should include a 2 page demo-note describing the
system-architecture and performance as well as technical requirements.


         From: "Philipp Budka" <philbu_at_gmx.net>
         Subject: 2005 International Symposium on WIKIS


2005 International Symposium on Wikis
Oct 17-18, 2005, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
Co-located with ACM OOPSLA 2005


The 2005 International Symposium on Wikis brings together wiki researchers,
implementers, and users for the first time. The goal of the symposium is to
find a voice for the community. The symposium has a rigorously reviewed
research paper track as well as plenty of space for practitioner reports,
demonstrations, and discussions. We are honored to announce that Ward
Cunningham, the inventor and host of the original WikiWikiWeb, will present
the opening keynote talk at WikiSym 2005. Anyone who is involved in using,
researching, or developing wikis is invited to WikiSym 2005!

We are seeking submissions for

* research papers
* practitioner reports
* demonstrations
* workshops
* panels

Research paper and practitioner report submissions are due

April 29, 2005

Workshop, and panel submissions are due

April 8, 2005

Demonstration submissions are due

July 1, 2005

Topics of interest to the symposium include, but are not limited to:

* wikis as social software
* wiki user behavior, user dynamics
* wiki user experiences, usability
* wiki implementation experiences and technology
* wiki administration, processes, dealing with abuse
* wiki scalability, social and technical
* domain-specific/special-purpose wikis


         From: lpnmr05.publicity_at_mat.unical.it
         Subject: LPNMR'05: Call for Papers

                               Call for Papers

                8th International Conference on Logic Programming
                        and Nonmonotonic Reasoning

                          Diamante, Cosenza, Italy
                            September 5-8, 2005


LPNMR'05 is the eighth in the series of international meetings on logic
programming and nonmonotonic reasoning. Seven previous meetings were held
in Washington, D.C., (1991), in Lisbon, Portugal (1993), in Lexington,
Kentucky (1995), in Dagstuhl, Germany (1997), in El Paso, Texas (1999),
in Vienna, Austria (2001), and in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2004).

LPNMR'05 will be organized by the Department of Mathematics of University
of Calabria (Italy), and will be co-located with the INFOMIX Workshop
on Data Integration.


LPNMR is a forum for exchanging ideas on declarative logic programming,
nonmonotonic reasoning and knowledge representation. The aim of the conference
is to facilitate interactions between researchers interested in the design
and implementation of logic based programming languages and database systems,
and researchers who work in the areas of knowledge representation and
nonmonotonic reasoning. LPNMR strives to encompass these theoretical and
exprimental studies that lead to the construction of practical systems
for declarative programming and knowledge representation.

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished
research on nonmonotonic aspects of logic programming and knowledge
representation. We particularly encourage papers on application of LPNMR
techniques to build significant applications.

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