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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 836.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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       [1] From: ksco2004@labe.felk.cvut.cz (68)
             Subject: Call for Participation: KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS FOR
                     COALITION OPERATION 2004

       [2] From: "Miguel A. Alonso Pardo" <alonso@udc.es> (45)
             Subject: CFP: Declarative Methods in Intelligent Information

       [3] From: Paul Dekker <P.J.E.Dekker@uva.nl> (176)
             Subject: ESSLLI 05, Edinburgh, Call for Proposals

       [4] From: Jeff Allen <jeff.allen@free.fr> (27)
             Subject: CONF: final call for proposals: AMTA-2004

             Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 09:40:56 +0100
             From: ksco2004@labe.felk.cvut.cz
             Subject: Call for Participation: KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS FOR COALITION
    OPERATION 2004

    Last Announcement - Call for Participation:

        Third International Conference on
        26th and 28th October 2004


    Held at Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, Fl.



          Expression of Interest: Now
          Submission of contribution: April 30, 2004
          Notification of acceptance: June 18, 2
          Request for invitation to participate: June 30, 2004
          Notification of invitation: July 31, 2004
          Camera-ready submission: July 31, 2004


          Michal Pechoucek, program chairman

    KSCO - Knowledge Systems For Coalition Operations is an international
    working group exploring research in Knowledge Systems for Coalition
    Operations. Biennially, KSCO organizes a technical conference where
    practitioners and key decision makers in coalition operations management
    meet and discuss with researchers from areas of knowledge-based systems,
    planning and multi-agent systems, exchange experience and ideas, share
    inspiration and suggest novel concepts. It can also lead to joint project

    After very successful events in Edinburgh, UK and Toulouse, France the KSCO
    conference in 2004 will be organized at IHMC, Pensacola, Florida.

    KSCO 2004 welcomes submission of original research papers from the areas of
    knowledge-based systems, coalition formation and multi-agent systems related
    to coalition operations management. We will review theoretical,
    experimental, methodological papers as well as case studies, prototype
    evaluations and application reports. KSCO organizers particularly encourage
    submission of reports presenting larger coalition related national and
    international project and programmes.


    Suggested topics to be discussed include but are not limited to:
    * innovative theory and techniques for coalition formation
    * requirements for knowledge-based coalition planning and operations
    * knowledge-based approaches to command and control
    * knowledge-based approaches to coalition logistics
    * applications and requirements for knowledge-based coalition planning
    * knowledge-based approaches to Operations-Other-Than-War
    * multi-agent systems and the concept of agency in coalitions
    * tools and techniques for knowledge-based simulation and modeling of
    coalition operations
    * security and maintenance of private information or knowledge in coalition
    * autonomous vs. centrally managed coalition operations
    * mobility, agile and autonomous computing in coalition operation
    * complexity issues and scalability in coalition operations
    * deployed systems, case studies

    Participation will be by invitation of the organizing committee and there
    will be a limited number of attendees to encourage a productive exchange of
    ideas between those involved.

    The interested authors shall submit either long (8 pages in the
    proceedings) or short (4 pages in the proceedings) papers describing the
    work on knowledge systems for coalition operations. Short papers are
    particularly suitable for project/programmes introduction, descriptions of
    demonstrations and prototypes.

    The IEEE Intelligent Systems editorial board has agreed to consider the best
    KSCO-2004 papers for publication. The KSCO programme committee will invite
    the authors of the best papers to submit them to the full review process of
    IEEE Intelligent Systems.

    For formatting instruction see

    Please, submitt the paper (either short or full) by April 30, 2004 to


             Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 10:00:07 +0100
             From: "Miguel A. Alonso Pardo" <alonso@udc.es>
             Subject: CFP: Declarative Methods in Intelligent Information

         Declarative Methods in Intelligent Information Processing

    "Declarative Methods in Intelligent Information Processing" is one of
    the 8 workshops forming the "Tenth International Conference on
    Computer Aided Systems Theory" to be held in February 7-11, 2005 in
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain). The proceedings
    with extended papers will be published in the LNCS series of Springer
    Verlag after the conference.

    More information is available at



    * Modelling and verification of communication protocols
    * Concurrent and distributed computing
    * Design patterns for distributed aplications
    * Formal verification
    * Document classification and search
    * Extraction/retrieval of information
    * Question answering
    * Interfaces.

    Program Commitee

    Chairman: J. L. Freire (Univ. of Coruna, Spain)

    The final International Program Committee will be included in the next


    Deadline for Extended Abstracts:

    An extended two pages abstract, including references in English with
    indication of the workshop of the intended contribution must be sent
    by e-mail before October, 31, 2004 to the Organizing Commitee contact
    Alexis Quesada, aquesada@dis.ulpgc.es

    For the extended abstract, you must follow instructions in Information
    for LNCS Authors

    Authors will be notified of acceptance by December 1, 2004. It is
    anticipated that the final selected full papers will be published in
    line with previous Eurocast meetings (Springer Lecture Notes in
    Computer Science No 410, No 585, No 763, No 1030, No 1333, No 1798, No
    2178 and No 2809). Full papers for publication are required before
    April 30, 2005.


    Important Dates

    * Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31, 2004
    * Notification of Acceptance: December 1, 2004
    * Full papers deadline (LNCS): April 30, 2005

             Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 10:02:50 +0100
             From: Paul Dekker <P.J.E.Dekker@uva.nl>
             Subject: ESSLLI 05, Edinburgh, Call for Proposals

    Seventeenth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information


                        August 8--19, 2005, Edinburgh, U.K.

                       CALL FOR COURSE and WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

    The Seventeenth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
    will be held at Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The Summer
    Schools focus on the interface between linguistics, logic and
    computation. Foundational, introductory and advanced courses together
    with workshops cover a wide variety of topics within the three areas
    of interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic
    and Computation.

    Previous summer schools have been highly successful, attracting up to
    500 students from Europe and elsewhere. The school has developed into
    an important meeting place and forum for discussion for students and
    researchers interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic,
    Language and Information. ESSLLI-2005 is organized under the auspices
    of the European Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI).

    The ESSLLI-2005 Program Committee invites proposals for foundational,
    introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops for the 17-th
    annual Summer School on a wide range of timely topics that have
    demonstrated their relevance in the following fields:

        - LANGUAGE & LOGIC

    Besides courses and workshops the Student Session will be held again.
    Contributions for the Student Session will be solicited in a separate

    PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Proposals should be submitted through a web form
    available at <http://www.esslli.org/2005/submission.html>.

    All proposals should be submitted no later than Thursday July 15,
    2004. Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's
    decision no later than Wednesday September 15, 2004. Proposers should
    follow the guidelines below while preparing their submissions;
    proposals that deviate can not be considered.

    ALL COURSES: Courses are taught by 1 or maximally 2 lecturers. They
    typically consist of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions
    (a two-week course). Each session lasts 90 minutes. Courses are given
    on three levels.

    FOUNDATIONAL COURSES: These are really elementary courses not assuming
    any background knowledge. They are intended for people to get
    acquainted with the problems and techniques of areas new to them.
    Ideally, they should allow researchers from other fields to acquire
    the key competences of neighboring disciplines, thus encouraging the
    development of a truly interdisciplinary research community.
    Foundational courses may presuppose some experience with scientific
    methods in general, so as to be able to concentrate on the issues that
    are germane to the area of the course.

    INTRODUCTORY COURSES: Introductory courses are central to the
    activities of the Summer School. They are intended to equip students
    and young researchers with a good understanding of a field's basic
    methods and techniques. Introductory courses in, for instance,
    Language and Computation, can build on some knowledge of the component
    fields; e.g., an introductory course in computational linguistics
    should address an audience which is familiar with the basics of
    linguistics and computation. Proposals for introductory courses
    should indicate the level of the course as compared to standard texts
    in the area (if available).

    ADVANCED COURSES: Advanced courses should be pitched at an audience of
    advanced Masters or PhD students. Proposals for advanced courses
    should specify the prerequisites in some detail.

    TIMETABLE for the Submission of Course Proposals

          Jul 15, 2004: Proposal Submission Deadline
          Sep 15, 2004: Notification
          Nov 15, 2004: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract,
                        lecturer(s) information, course description
                        and prerequisites
          Jun 1, 2005: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course

    WORKSHOPS: The aim of the workshops is to provide a forum for advanced
    Ph.D. students and other researchers to present and discuss their
    work. A workshop centers around a specific theme and the
    organizers should be specialists in the theme of the workshop and give
    a general introduction in the first session. A workshop consists of
    five sessions (a one-week workshop). Sessions are normally 90 minutes.

    Workshop organizers are responsible for the program of the workshop,
    i.e., for finding speakers. Each organizer will be responsible for
    producing a Call for Papers for the workshop by November 15, 2004. The
    call must make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of the
    LLI community. It should also note that all workshop contributors must
    register for the Summer School.

    TIMETABLE for the Submission of Workshop Proposals:

          Jul 15, 2004: Proposal Submission Deadline
          Sep 15, 2004: Notification
          Nov 15, 2004: Deadline for receipt of Call for Papers
                        (by ESSLLI PC chair)
          Dec 1, 2004: Workshop organizers send out (First) Call for Papers
          Mar 15, 2005: Deadline for Papers (suggested)
          May 1, 2005: Notification of Workshop Contributors (suggested)
          May 15, 2005: Deadline for Provisional Workshop Program
          Jun 1, 2005: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready copy of Workshop
          Jun 1, 2005: Deadline for Final Workshop Program

    FORMAT FOR PROPOSALS: Course and workshop proposals can be submitted at
    <http://www.esslli.org/2005/submission.html>. You will be required to
    submit the following information:

          * Name (name(s) of proposed lecturer(s)/organizer)

          * Address (contact addresses of proposed lecturer(s)/organizer;
            where possible, please include phone and fax numbers)

          * Title (title of proposed course/workshop)

          * Type (is this a workshop, a foundational course, an introductory
            course, or an advanced course?)

          * Section (does your proposal fit in Language & Computation,
            Language & Logic or Logic & Computation? name only one)

          * Description (in at most 150 words, describe the proposed contents
            and substantiate timeliness and relevance to ESSLLI)

          * External funding (will you be able to find external funding to
            help fund your travel and accommodation expenses? if so, how?)

          * Further particulars (any further information that is required by
            the above guidelines should be included here)

    FINANCIAL ASPECTS: Prospective lecturers and workshop organizers
    should be aware that all teaching and organizing at the summer schools
    is done on a voluntary basis in order to keep the participants fees as
    low as possible. Lecturers and organizers are not paid for their
    contribution, but are reimbursed for travel and accommodation.

    The guidelines for funding and reimbursement are as follows.
    For each workshop and for each one week course, one lecturer/organizer
    will be reimbursed for his/her travel expenses (economy/APEX only) and
    his/her accomodation for the duration of the one week course/workshop
    (plus the weekend preceding or following the course, so as to enable the
    purchase of reasonably priced plane tickets). Lecturers/organizers of
    one week courses/workshops are entitled to attend the entire two-week
    summer school without having to pay registration fees; their
    accommodation will only be paid for for a single week, though.

    In case a course is taught by two lecturers, a lump sum is paid
    to cover travel and accommodation expenses. The splitting of the sum
    is up to the lecturers. In exceptional cases, a course may last two
    weeks instead of a single week; for the purpose of reimbursements, a
    two week course counts as two one week courses, which means that up to
    two lecturers can get their travel expenses refunded (economy/APEX
    only), and either two lecturers can each get one week of accommodation
    or a single lecturer gets the full two weeks of accommodation
    refunded. Two week workshops are not an option.

    Please allow us to underline that the organizers highly appreciate it
    if, whenever possible, lecturers and workshop organizers find
    alternative funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses.

    Workshop speakers are required to register for the Summer School;
    however, workshop speakers will be able to register at a reduced rate
    to be determined by the Organizing Committee.

    Finally, it should be stressed that while proposals from all over the
    world are welcomed, the Summer School can in general guarantee only to
    reimburse travel costs for travel from destinations within Europe to
    Edinburgh. Exceptions will be made depending on the financial


          Paul Dekker
          Attn: ESSLLI-2005
          Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
          University of Amsterdam
          Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15
          NL-1012 CP, Amsterdam
          The Netherlands
          Phone: +31 (0)20 5254541
          Email: P.J.E.Dekker@uva.nl

    Local co-chair:
          Joe Wells (jbw@macs.hw.ac.uk)

    Language and Logic:
          Josef Van Genabith (josef@computing.dcu.ie)
          Christian Retoré (retore@labri.fr)

    Logic and Computation:
          Diego Calvanese (calvanese@inf.unibz.it)
          Wiebe van der Hoek (WiebevanderHoek@csc.liv.ac.uk)

    Language and Computation:
          Giorgio Satta (satta@dei.unipd.it)
          Bonnie Webber (bonnie@inf.ed.ac.uk)

          Fairouz Kamareddine (chair, fairouz@macs.hw.ac.uk)

    FURTHER INFORMATION: To obtain further information, visit the ESSLLI
    site through <http://www.esslli.org>. For this year's summer school,
    please see the web site for ESSLLI-2004 at <http://esslli2004.loria.fr/>.

    Paul Dekker -- ILLC/Department of Philosophy -- University of Amsterdam
    -- Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15 -- NL-1012 CP Amsterdam -- The Netherlands --
    tel: +31 20 5254541 / fax: +31 20 5254503 -- email: p.j.e.dekker@uva.nl


             Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 09:39:57 +0100
             From: Jeff Allen <jeff.allen@free.fr>
             Subject: CONF: final call for proposals: AMTA-2004

    AMTA-2004 - Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA

    September 28-October 2, 2004 - 6th biennial Conference of
    The Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

    Theme: From Real Users to Research


    There's still time to submit for User Studies: May 15 2004 deadline.

    The previous conference in this series (AMTA 2002) took up the theme "From
    Research to Real Users'' which asked participants to explore why the research
    conducted on machine translation doesn't seem to be moving to the marketplace.
    The past two years have seen the beginnings of change in this, as some
    groups with data-driven translation systems are commercializing their work,
    rule-based machine translation systems are introducing data-driven techniques
    to the mix in their products. For this conference, we reverse the question,
    take as our theme user needs and explore how or whether market requirements
    feeding into research programs.

    Issues to be addressed:
    * system customizability, memory requirements, and other issues affecting
    commercial adoption
    * integration and customization work
    * general advances in quality (including: inherent limits on achievable
    quality? and varying quality by application?)
    * How are people using MT today?

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