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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 06:33:49 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 327.
       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> (32)
         Subject: Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 2007

   [2] From: <carlos.martin_at_urv.cat> (79)
         Subject: LATA 2007: paper submission deadline extended

   [3] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (56)
         Subject: 1st Synthese Annual Conference: the future of formal
                 methods in philosophy

   [4] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (92)
         Subject: CoLIS 2007: Conceptions of Library and Information
                 Science: "Featuring the Future"

   [5] From: Peter Arthur <peter.arthur_at_UBC.CA> (56)
         Subject: PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference Announcement and
                 Call for Papers

         Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 07:57:56 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 2007

International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks =AD ICANN 2007
9-13 September 2007, Ipanema Park Hotel, Porto, Portugal

1st Call for Papers

The 17th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN
2007, will be held from September 9 through September 13 at the Ipanema
Park Hotel, Porto, Portugal. ICANN is an annual conference organized by
the European Neural Network Society in co-operation with the International
Neural Network Society, and is a premier event in all topics related to
neural networks.
ICANN 2007 welcomes contributions on the theory, algorithms and
applications in the following broad areas:

* Computational neuroscience;
* Connectionist cognitive science;
* Data analysis and pattern recognition;
* Graphical network models, Bayesian networks;
* Hardware implementations and embedded systems;
* Intelligent Multimedia and the Semantic Web;
* Neural and hybrid architectures and learning algorithms;
* Neural control, planning and robotics applications;
* Neural dynamics and complex systems;
* Neuroinformatics;
* Real world applications;
* Self-organization;
* Sequential and structured information processing;
* Signal and time series processing, blind source separation;
* Vision and image processing.

         Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 06:15:04 +0000
         From: <carlos.martin_at_urv.cat>
         Subject: LATA 2007: paper submission deadline extended

DECEMBER 7, 2006 !!!!!

2nd Call for Papers

Tarragona, Spain, March 29 - April 4, 2007



LATA 2007 intends to become a major conference in
theoretical computer science and its
applications. As linked to the International PhD
School in Formal Languages and Applications that
is being developed at the host institute since
2001, it will reserve significant room for young
computer scientists at the beginning of their
career. LATA 2007 will aim at attracting scholars
from both classical theory fields and application
areas (bioinformatics, systems biology, language
technology, artificial intelligence, etc.).


Topics of either theoretical or applied interest
include, but are not limited to:

- words, languages and automata
- grammars (Chomsky hierarchy, contextual,
multidimensional, unification, categorial, etc.)
- grammars and automata architectures
- combinatorics on words
- language varieties and semigroups
- algebraic language theory
- computability
- computational, descriptional, communication and parameterized complexity
- patterns and codes
- regulated rewriting
- trees, tree languages and tree machines
- term rewriting
- graphs and graph transformation
- power series
- fuzzy and rough languages
- cellular automata
- DNA and other models of bio-inspired computing
- quantum, chemical and optical computing
- biomolecular nanotechnology
- automata and logic
- automata for verification
- automata, concurrency and Petri nets
- parsing
- weighted machines
- foundations of finite state technology
- grammatical inference and learning
- symbolic neural networks
- text retrieval and pattern recognition
- string and combinatorial issues in computational biology and=
- mathematical evolutionary genomics
- language-based cryptography
- compression
- circuit theory and applications
- language theoretic foundations of artificial intelligence and artificial=


LATA 2007 will consist of:

- 3 invited talks
- 2 invited tutorials
- refereed contributions
- open sessions for discussion in specific subfields
- young sessions on professional issues


Volker Diekert (UStuttgart), Equations: From Words to Graph Products=
Nissim Francez & Michael Kaminski (Technion),
Extensions of Pregroup Grammars and Their Correlated Automata
Eric Graedel (RWTH Aachen), Infinite Games (tutorial)
Neil Immerman (UMass, Amherst), Nested Words
Helmut J=FCrgensen (UWestern Ontario), Synchronization


         Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 06:18:31 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: 1st Synthese Annual Conference: the future of
formal methods in philosophy

1st Synthese Annual Conference

Synthese hosts its first annual conference at the Carlsberg Academy in
Copenhagen, October 3- 5 , 2007. The conference is sponsored by PHIS -
The Danish Research School in Philosophy, History of Ideas and History
of Science and Springer.

This first Synthese Annual Conference is the venue for discussing the
future of formal methods in philosophy.


Between Logic and Intuition: David Lewis and the Future of Formal
Methods in Philosophy


David Lewis is one of the most important figures in contemporary
philosophy. His approach balances elegantly between the use of rigorous
formal methods and sound philosophical intuitions. The benefit of such
an approach is reflected in the substantial impact his philosophical
insights have had not only in many core areas of philosophy, but also in
neighboring disciplines ranging from computer science to game theory and
linguistics. The interplay between logic and intuition to obtain results
of both philosophical and interdisciplinary importance makes Lewis' work
a prime example of formal philosophy.

Lewis' work exemplifies the fruitful interplay between logic and
intuition that is central to contemporary philosophy. This conference
serves as a tribute to Lewis and as a venue for adressing questions
concerning the relationship between logic and philosophical intuition.

Call for Papers

Synthese invites papers on the work of David Lewis and formal philosophy
in accordance with the conference abstract. The final papers should be
submitted electronically directly to editor-in-chief Vincent F.
Hendricks, vincent_at_ruc.dk, classified as a "SAC"-submission in the
subject entry. The deadline for submitting a paper for consideration is
April 1, 2007. Notification of acceptance for presentation at the
conference is August 1, 2007.

Submit to Editor-in-Chief: Vincent F. Hendricks

Invited Speakers:

John Collins, Alan Hajek, Hannes Leitgeb, Rohit Parikh and L.A. Paul

Program Committee and Conference Chairs:

Johan van Benthem, Vincent F. Hendricks, John Symons (SYNTHESE) and Stig
Andur Pedersen (PHIS)

Conference Manager:

Pelle Guldborg Hansen


A selection of the best papers will be published as an anthology in the
Synthese Library book series.

We hope you will contribute to this conference. In order for your
colleagues and friends to also take part, please feel free to forward
this message to others interested in the field. Last but not least, we
look forward to seeing your contribution in one of the future issues!

Yours sincerely,

Jasper de Vaal
Product Manager Human Sciences

Dr Willard McCarty | Reader in Humanities Computing | Centre for
Computing in the Humanities | King's College London | Kay House, 7
Arundel Street | London WC2R 3DX | U.K. | +44 (0)20 7848-2784 fax:
-2980 || willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/wlm/

         Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 06:19:53 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: CoLIS 2007: Conceptions of Library and Information
Science: "Featuring the Future"

                         CALL FOR PAPERS

                 6th International Conference on
      Conceptions of Library and Information Science:
                      "Featuring the Future"

   Swedish School of Library and Information Science
    University College of Boras & Goteborg University
                             Boras, Sweden
                         13-16 August 2007



Aim of CoLIS
CoLIS is a series of international conferences for which the general
aim is to provide a broad forum for the exploration and exchange of
ideas in the field of library and information science (LIS). To be
examined at CoLIS 6 are theoretical and empirical research trends in
LIS, together with socio-cultural and technical issues relating to our
understanding of the various roles, natures, uses and associated
relationships of information, information systems, information
processes, and information networks.

As in previous conferences in the series, this one, too, promotes an
interdisciplinary approach to research. In connection to the main
conference, both educational and doctoral forums are provided.

Focus of the conference
Important areas to be addressed at this conference are the efforts that
are being made to increase the impact in, and of, LIS research in the
knowledge society. Thus, the focus of the conference will be on the
development of the LIS research field, as well as on the influence of
LIS research efforts in the society at large.

Conference contributions such as theoretical and methodological
discussions are welcomed, to aid in the efforts of forming a foundation
of LIS research approaches. Reports of successful examples are also
valued submissions, to help gain an understanding of the features that
can make LIS research prosper alongside contemporary research fields in
the knowledge society.

CoLIS 6 encourages submissions that explore the conference topic from
different perspectives in LIS. The overall theme covers areas such as
theoretical growth; methodological practices; conceptual frameworks;
empirical settings; interdisciplinary relationships; impact on, and of,
professions; and other related topics. Submissions from other
disciplinary backgrounds (science, technology, humanities, and social
sciences) are also welcomed.

CoLIS 6 has four general themes:
* Reframing LIS from Different Perspectives
This sub-theme examines LIS research from a different or neighbouring
perspective. Papers submitted in this sub-theme should clearly outline
and describe the perspective being investigated, how it compares with
traditional or main-stay perspectives found in LIS research, and how it
can extend or influence this view. What does this new perspective add or
contribute to the LIS field? Where is this new perspective taking the
field in the future?

* LIS in Contemporary Society
This sub-theme examines the LIS field in today*s contemporary
society. How well does LIS practice and research correspond with changes
in today*s information society? Recent technical advances in computing
and communications are revolutionizing the way people need, seek, and
use information. Papers submitted to this sub-theme will explore and
discuss the degree to which the LIS field has responded to such changes
and advances. Is the traditional LIS field still relevant in today*s
contemporary society? How will contemporary society change or influence
LIS research and practice in the future?

* LIS versus New Research and Professional Fields
This sub-theme explores the rise and development of new research and
professional fields that traditionally would not have been associated
with the LIS field. Are these new fields really that different? How
should the LIS field respond? Is
traditional LIS research and practice
informing these new fields? Is the LIS field recognized for its
contributions to these new fields? How should the LIS field react in the
future to the rise and development of these new fields?

* New Research Methods in LIS
This sub-theme explores new research methods in the LIS field. What are
these new methods? Why are they needed? How do they differ from past
traditional research methods? What types of research methods are needed
in LIS in the future?

We invite authors to submit research papers, short papers, panels and

Important dates:
Deadline for all submissions: March 1, 2007
Notification to authors: April 20, 2007
Final version of paper due: June 15, 2007

All accepted research papers will be published by the electronic
journal Information Research as a supplement to the October 2007 issue.
Information Research is a peer-reviewed, ISI-indexed journal.

Dr Willard McCarty | Reader in Humanities Computing | Centre for
Computing in the Humanities | King's College London | Kay House, 7
Arundel Street | London WC2R 3DX | U.K. | +44 (0)20 7848-2784 fax:
-2980 || willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/wlm/

         Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 06:20:23 +0000
         From: Peter Arthur <peter.arthur_at_UBC.CA>
         Subject: PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference Announcement
and Call for Papers

First International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference
Vancouver, July 11-13, 2007
WEBSITE: http://pkp.sfu.ca/node/493

The Public Knowledge Project at the University of British Columbia and
Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce that the first international
PKP conference will be held from July 11=AD13, 2007 in Vancouver. The
conference will provide opportunities for those involved in the
organization, promotion, and study of scholarly communication to share and
discuss innovative work in scholarly publishing, with a focus on the
contribution that open source publishing technologies (such as Open Journal
Systems) can make to improving access to research and scholarship on a
global and public scale. The conference will appeal to all those with an
interest in the future of scholarly publishing community: software
developers and technical support specialists; journal publishers, editors,
and staff; librarians; and researchers in scholarly publishing.

Abstract Deadline (required): January 15, 2007
Paper and PowerPoint Submission (desired but not required for public
posting): July 1, 2007
This conference, which uses Open Conference Systems developed by the Public
Knowledge Project, enables participants to submit abstracts online at

Presentations can include:
=95 Single papers (abstract max of 500 words)
=95 Multiple paper sessions (overview max of 500 words)

Call for Papers Announcement
The conference stream for those involved in the practices and study of
journal publishing will focus on the following themes and topics:
*Scholarly publishing in developing countries;
*Open access and the academy: reforming and opening the peer review
process, implications for academic freedom;
*New journals, new models: the how and why of starting a new journal, new
economic models for old journals, encouraging open data and related
*Promotion and growth: building readership, authorship, and reviewership;
open access is public access - challenges and benefits;
*Improving the features and design of publishing software

The conference stream for librarians and information specialists will focus
on the following themes and topics:
*The role of libraries in supporting and developing emerging or alternate
forms of scholarly communication, e.g., the library as publisher,
implications for collections budgets and policies;
*Incorporating and supporting open access publications as part of current
collections and related services;
*Using PKP software and related open source tools in libraries, e.g., 'best
practices' or case studies.

The conference stream for open source software developers and other
technical experts working with PKP software will address the following:
*Understanding and working with PKP software and its 'plug-in'
*Building a PKP developers' community including software contributions and
collaborative projects;
*PKP software development priorities and plans.

Peter Arthur
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