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Date: Sat Mar 06 2004 - 02:58:02 EST


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               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 690.
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   [1] From: "Jos Lehmann" <joslehmann@www.ip.rm.cnr.it> (51)
         Subject: FOIS-2004 (Call For Papers)

   [2] From: Luis Villase˝or-Pineda (33)
                 <villasen@inaoep.mx> (by way
         Subject: Call for papers: IBERAMIA 2004

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         Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2004 07:48:17 +0000
         From: "Jos Lehmann" <joslehmann@www.ip.rm.cnr.it>
         Subject: FOIS-2004 (Call For Papers)

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Call for Papers
FOIS-2004 International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems
<http://www.fois.org>http://www.fois.org
November 4-6, 2004, Torino (Italy)
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Just as ontology developed over the centuries as part of philosophy,
so in recent years ontology has become intertwined with the
development of the information sciences. Researchers in such areas
as artificial intelligence, formal and computational linguistics,
biomedical informatics, conceptual modeling, knowledge
engineering and information retrieval have come to realize that a solid
foundation for their research calls for serious work in ontology,
understood as a general theory of the types of entities and relations that
make up their respective domains of inquiry. In all these areas, attention
has started to focus on the content of information rather than on just
the formats and languages in terms of which information is represented.
The clearest example of this development is provided by the many
initiatives growing up around the project of the Semantic Web. And as
the need for integrating research in these different fields arises, so does
the realization that strong principles for building well-founded ontologies
might provide significant advantages over ad hoc, case-based solutions.
The tools of Formal Ontology address precisely these needs, but a real
effort is required in order to apply such philosophical tools to the domain
of Information Systems. Reciprocally, research in the information science
raises specific ontological questions which call for further philosophical
investigations. The purpose of FOIS is to provide a forum for genuine
interdisciplinary exchange in the spirit of a unified ontological analysis
effort.
Although the primary focus of the conference is on theoretical issues,
methodological proposals as well as papers dealing with concrete applications
from a well-founded theoretical perspective are welcome.
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Invited Speakers
Peter Gńrdenfors, Lund University Cognitive Science, Sweden
Amie Thomasson, Department of Philosophy, University of Miami, USA
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Deadlines and Further Information
Abstracts due May 3, 2004
Final submissions May 7, 2004
Acceptance Notification: June 25, 2004
Submission of camera-ready paper: July 30, 2004
Proceedings will be published by IOS Press and available at the conference.
Submission is a two-step procedure: first abstracts, then full papers.
Submitted papers must not exceed 5000 words (including bibliography).
Abstracts should be less than 300 words. Electronic submission via the
website is strongly preferred; if unavailable, submission via email or
postal mail is possible.
For details see: <http://www.fois.org>http://www.fois.org
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         Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2004 07:49:35 +0000
         From: Luis Villase˝or-Pineda <villasen@inaoep.mx>
         Subject: Call for papers: IBERAMIA 2004

IBERAMIA 2004

9TH Ibero-American Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Puebla, Mexico
November 22-26, 2004

Contact: iberamia2004@inaoep.mx
Web Site: http://www.inaoep.mx/iberamia2004
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IBERAMIA is the international forum where the Ibero-american AI
community meet together for presenting and discussing the research and
development carried out in South and Central America countries, Spain, and
Portugal.
The IX Ibero-American Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IBERAMIA) will
take place at Puebla, Mexico, hosted by the Instituto Nacional de
Astrofisica Optica y Electronica (INAOE), from November 22-26, 2004.

IBERAMIA is supported by the Ibero-American societies of AI
         AEPIA - Asociacion Espanola para Inteligencia Artificial
         APPIA - Associašao Portuguesa para Inteligencia Artificial
         SBC - Sociedade Brasileira de Computašao, Brazil
         SMIA - Sociedad Mexicana de Inteligencia Artificial

The first IBERAMIA conference was held in 1988 at Barcelona. Since then
IBERAMIA has been the forum to debate research and development on AI in
Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. Following Barcelona IBERAMIA
conferences were held every two years Morelia 1990( Mexico), La Habana 1992
(Cuba), Caracas 1994 (Venezuela), Cholula 1996 (Mexico), Lisboa 1998
(Portugal), Sao Paolo 2000 (Brazil), and Sevilla 2002 (Spain).
In these sixteen years, the goals of IBERAMIA have been to strengthen the
relationship among the AI research groups of the Ibero-American community,
to create the appropriate conditions for researchers to disseminate their
research work and to facilitate the contact between new researchers and
consolidated groups.

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Contact: iberamia2004@inaoep.mx
Web Site: http://www.inaoep.mx/iberamia2004
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