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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 10:14:18 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 536.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (37)
         Subject: Summer school: neural networks

   [2] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (86)
         Subject: Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

   [3] From: Susan Schreibman <sschreib_at_umd.edu> (25)
         Subject: CFP: E-Criticism: New Critical Methods and Modalities,
                 Modern Language Association

   [4] From: "Elisam Magara" <magara_at_easlis.mak.ac.ug> (38)
         Subject: Re CALL FOR PAPERS _ WAC 6

   [5] From: Håkan Carlsson (35)
         Subject: A friendly reminder: Invitation to Fourth Nordic
                 Conference on Scholarly Communication NCSC 2008

         Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 10:13:12 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Summer school: neural networks

From: alexandra
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 10:11:02 -0000

July 7-11, 2008, Porto, Portugal
http://www.nn.isep.ipp.pt email: nn-2008@isep.ipp.pt


The Summer School will be held at Porto, Portugal, jointly organized
by the Polytechnic School of Engineering of Porto (ISEP) and the
Faculty of Engineering, Porto University (FEUP).

Following last year experience, this year's edition also includes a
POSTER/WORKSHOP SESSION providing a discussion forum where the
participants can obtain peer guidance for their projects.



Neural networks (NN) have become a very important tool in
classification and regression tasks. The applications are nowadays
abundant, e.g. in the engineering, economy and biology areas. The
Summer School on NN is dedicated to explain relevant NN paradigms,
namely multilayer perceptrons (MLP), radial basis function networks
(RBF) and support vector machines (SVM) used for classification and
regression tasks, illustrated with applications to real data.
Specific topics are also presented, namely Multi-Valued and UB
Neurons , Functional Networks , MLP's with Entropic Criteria and Data
Mining using NN.

Classes include practical sessions with appropriate software tools.
The trainee has, therefore, the opportunity to apply the taught
concepts and become conversant with a broad range of NN topics and
applications. A special workshop session will provide a discussion
forum where the participants can obtain peer guidance for their projects.


A preliminary programme and further information about the classes are
available at the school webpage (http://www.nn.isep.ipp.pt)


Willard McCarty | Professor of Humanities Computing | Centre for
Computing in the Humanities | King's College London |
http://staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/. Et sic in
infinitum (Fludd 1617, p. 26).

         Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 10:17:50 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

From: Tommie Meyer <tommie.meyer_at_meraka.org.za>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 23:52:47 +0200

                                Eleventh International Conference on
                 Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

                         Sydney, Australia, September 16 - 19, 2008

                         Collocated with NMR-08, ICAPS-08, CP-08

                     The single registration fee includes attendance
                                to most events for all conferences


Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR&R) is
a vibrant and exciting field of human endeavour.
KR&R techniques are key drivers of innovation in
computer science, and they have led to
significant advances in practical applications in
a wide range of areas from Artificial Intelligence to Software Engineering.

Explicit representations of knowledge manipulated
by reasoning engines are an integral and crucial
component of intelligent systems. Semantic Web
technologies, the design of software agents and
Bio-Informatics technologies, in particular,
provide significant challenges for KR&R.

We intend KR2008 to be a forum for the exchange
of new ideas, issues, and results among the
community of researchers in the principles and
practices of KR&R systems. We encourage papers
presenting substantial new results in the
principles of KR&R systems that clearly
contribute to the formal foundations or show the
applicability of the results to implemented or
implementable systems. We also encourage
``reports from the field" of building knowledge
bases, applications, experiments, developments,
and tests. Such papers should be explicitly
identified as reports from the field by the
authors, to ensure appropriate reviewing, and
should include a section on evaluation.

Papers must be submitted in AAAI style (pdf only)


Paper length is 7 pages maximum including title,
author information and references. Authors may
add to the paper an optional, clearly marked
Appendix containing technical material (such as
proofs, evaluation results etc.) supporting
claims made in the paper. The Appendix must not
exceed 2 additional pages in AAAI style. The
evaluation of the submission will be based on the
quality of the paper. The optional Appendix will
be used in case reviewers are in doubt about claimed results.

Submission will be through the Easychair conference management system


Conference proceedings will be published by AAAI
Press. Final versions of papers will be
considerably longer than the submissions: for
each accepted paper 11 pages in AAAI style will
be allocated in the proceedings.

Topics of interest include:

- Exception tolerant and inconsistency-tolerant reasoning,
Paraconsistent logics
- Nonmonotonic logics, Default logics, Conditional logics, Argumentation
- Temporal and spatial reasoning
- Causal reasoning, Abduction, Model-based diagnosis
- Reasoning about action and change, Action languages, Situation calculus,
     Dynamic logic
- Reasoning, planning, or decision making under uncertainty
- Representations of vagueness, Many-valued and fuzzy logics
- Graphical representations for belief and preference
- Reasoning about belief and knowledge, Epistemic and doxastic logics,
- Multiagent logics of belief and knowledge
- Logic programming, Constraint logic programming, Answer set programming
- Computational aspects of knowledge representation
- Concept formation, Similarity-based reasoning
- Belief revision and update, Belief merging, Information fusion
- Description logics, Ontologies
- Qualitative reasoning, Reasoning about physical systems
- Decision theory, Preference modelling and representation,
     Reasoning about preference
- KR & Autonomous Agents: Intelligent Agents, Cognitive Robotics
- KR & Multiagent Systems: Negotiation, Group decision making,
- Cooperation, Interaction, KR & game theory
- Natural language processing, Summarization, Categorization
- KR and machine learning, Inductive logic programming,
    Knowledge discovery and acquisition
- WWW querying languages, Information retrieval and web mining,
     Website selection and configuration
- Philosophical foundations and psychological evidence


         Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 09:04:34 +0000
         From: Susan Schreibman <sschreib_at_umd.edu>
         Subject: CFP: E-Criticism: New Critical
Methods and Modalities, Modern Language Association

The Modern Language Association's Committee on Information Technology
invites proposals on the topic of "E-Criticism: New Critical Methods
and Modalities" for the 2008 convention to be held in San Francisco
27-30 December 2008 <http://www.mla.org/convention>.

This poster session will focus on presenting new forms of literary
criticism that utilize the expressive and computational capability of
the computer via new models, paradigms, and tools. Proposals are
especially welcome that explore new forms of criticism via
multimedia, text encoding, virtual realities, and datamining.

350-word abstracts by 15 March to Susan Schreibman <sschreib@ umd
.edu>. All presenters must be members in good standing of the MLA by
April 2008. In some cases wavers can be sought for presenters who are
not in the field of modern languages or literary studies. The MLA
will supply poster boards and 25" screens for each presenter.

Susan Schreibman, PhD
Assistant Dean
Head of Digital Collections and Research
McKeldin Library
University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301 314 0358
Fax: 301 314 9408
Email: sschreib_at_umd.edu
         Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 09:05:53 +0000
         From: "Elisam Magara" <magara_at_easlis.mak.ac.ug>
         Subject: Re CALL FOR PAPERS _ WAC 6
Subject:  Re CALL FOR PAPERS _ WAC 6
Please receive an announcement for a session on 
"Digital Heritage and Global Realities: Responses 
from Africa and the Arab World"  within the 
Digital Archaeology Theme of World Archaeological 
Congress 6, to be held in Dublin, 29th June - 4th 
July 2008 (all themes and sessions at 
http://www.ucd.ie/wac-6/ ). Session Digital 
Heritage and Global Realities: Responses from 
Africa and the Arab World This session will 
present the emerging digital documentation of 
heritage and archaeological sites in the 
developing world. Focusing on the role the 
'global north' play in the provision of expertise 
and appropriate training in the digital 
documentation of cultural heritage, as well as 
the role governments, international scholarly 
networks, and individual researchers are playing 
in the digitization of African and Arab cultural 
heritage and archaeological sites. A number of 
initiatives will be shared and evaluated for 
their impact on the communities they seek to 
serve. These initiatives will also be examined as 
potential models for future collaboration, involvement, and innovation.
Session organizers:
Cinzia Perlingieri
Universita  degli Studi di Napoli "l'Orientale"
Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, 12
80134, Naples, ITALY
Tel. fax:  ++39081293501  ++39081440594
Elisam Magara
East African School of Library and Information Science, Makerere University
Uganda Library and Information Association
Office Tel: 256-414-531530
Fax: 256-414-540817, Mobile: 256-772-495592
         Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 09:03:55 +0000
         From: Håkan Carlsson <Hakan.Carlsson_at_LUB.LU.SE>
         Subject: A friendly reminder: Invitation 
to Fourth Nordic Conference on Scholarly Communication NCSC 2008
**Apologies for any Cross-Posting**
Dear Friends,
Following up the success of the previous 
conferences, Lund University Libraries are proud 
to invite you to the Fourth Nordic Conference on 
Scholarly Communication, NCSC 2008. The 
registration is open at the conference website, 
and you are urged to register soon as the conference is quickly filling up.
In order to discuss, present and analyse the 
problems and challenges that arise within 
scholarly communication Lund University Libraries 
invite scholars, publishers, vendors, editors, 
librarians and other interested parties to the 
Fourth Nordic Conference on Scholarly 
Communication 21 - 23 April 2008 in Lund, Sweden. 
The conference takes place every second year and 
aims to be an important contribution to the 
discussion and the development in Europe and 
internationally. This time the conference is 
subtitled Openess – Trade, Tools and 
Transparency, with sessions focus on research 
evaluation, business models and text mining in an 
open communication landscape.
Welcome to Lund in April!
Best regards,
Håkan Carlsson
Håkan Carlsson
Director of Scientific Comunication
Biblioteksdirektionen / Head Office
Lunds universitet / Lund University Libraries
Box 134
221 00 LUND
Tel. +46 46-222 15 30
Fax + 46 46-222 36 82
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