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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   ICGI-2004 Call for papers
From:   Menno van Zaanen
Email:   M.M.vanZaanen_(on)_uvt.nl
Date received:   02 Dec 2003
Deadline:   22 May 2004
Start date:   11 Oct 2004

ICGI-2004 CALL FOR PAPERS 7th International Colloquium on Grammatical Inference =93emphasizing on Innovative Applications NCSR Demokritos, Athens, Greece October 11- 13, 2004 http://www.iit.demokritos.gr /icgi04/ icgi04_(on)_iit.demokritos.gr ICGI-2004 is the seventh in a series of successful biennial international conferences in the area of grammatical inference. The emphasis of this year conference is on innovative applications of grammatical inference. Grammatical inference has been extensively addressed by researchers in information theory, automata theory, language acquisition, computational linguistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, computational learning theory and neural networks. AREAS OF INTEREST ----------------- The conference seeks to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of original research papers on all aspects of grammatical inference including, but not limited to: Different models of grammar induction: e.g., learning from examples, learning using examples and queries, incremental versus non-incremental learning, distribution-free models of learning, learning under various distributional assumptions, learnability results, complexity results, characterizations of representational and search biases of grammar induction algorithms. Algorithms for induction of different classes of languages and automata: e.g., regular, context-free, and context-sensitive languages, interesting subclasses of the above under additional syntactic constraints, tree and graph grammars, picture grammars, multidimensional grammars, attributed grammars, parameterized models, etc. Theoretical and experimental analysis of different approaches to grammar induction including artificial neural networks, statistical methods, symbolic methods, information-theoretic approaches, minimum description length, complexity-theoretic approaches, heuristic methods, etc. Broader perspectives on grammar induction, e.g. acquisition of grammar in conjunction with language semantics, semantic constraints on grammars,language acquisition by situated agents and robots, acquisition of language constructs that describe objects and events in space and time, developmental and evolutionary constraints on language acquisition, statistical modelling of natural language, etc. Particular emphasis will be given to papers presenting work on innovative applications of grammar induction in natural language acquisition, computational biology, Web mining, structural pattern recognition, information retrieval, text processing, adaptive intelligent agents, systems modelling and control, and other domains. LOCATION AND ORGANISATION ------------------------- ICGI-2004 will be held in Athens. Athens (http://www.cityofathens.gr/) the capital of Greece, is a city of long and rich history. Being the birthplace of democracy and modern Olympic Games (http://www.athens2004.gr/), it has a lot to offer in terms of history, culture and social life. Greece geographical location makes Athens via its International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos(http://www.aia.gr/) easily accessible for visitors from all corners of the world. Athens International Airport is located about minutes away from Athens, accessible by cab or public transportation. The conference will be located in the National Centre for Scientific Research (NCSR) Demokritos (http://www.demokritos.gr/), Athens, Greece. NCSR "Demokritos" is the largest self-governing research organisation, under the supervision of the Ministry of Development of the Greek Government. It is a multidisciplinary centre, comprising 8 Institutes that cover a wide area of science, ranging from informatics microelectronics to biology and nuclear technology. The Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications (http://www.iit.demokritos.gr/) has the main responsibility for the organisation of the conference. ICGI-2004 is organised under the auspices of ICGI, the International Committee on Grammatical Inference (http://eurise.univ-st-etienn e.fr/gi/), and EETN, the Hellenic Association for Artificial Intelligence (http://ww.eetn.gr/). CONFERENCE FORMAT ----------------- The conference will include plenary and invited talks, software demonstrations and possibly poster presentations of accepted papers and tutorials. special session will be devoted to the results of a competition on Learning Context Free Grammars from Positive examples. All plenary and invited papers will appear in the conference proceedings. The proceedings of ICGI-2004 will be published by Springer-Verlag as a volume in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, a subseries of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. SUBMISSION OF PAPERS -------------------- Prospective authors are invited to submit a draft paper in English with the following format. The cover page should specify: submission to ICGI-2004, title, authors and affiliation, mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail address of the contact author, a brief abstract describing the work, at least three keywords which can specify typically the contents of the work. Postscript versions of the papers should be formatted according to A4 or 8.5"x11", and the length should not exceed 12 pages excluding the cover page. The technical expositions should be directed to a specialist and should include an introduction understandable to a non specialist that describes the problem studied and the results achieved, focusing on the important ideas and their significance. All paper submissions, review and notification of acceptance will be = done electronically through the conference's WWW pages http://www.iit.demokritos.gr/ icgi04. The submission process is supported by Cyberchair (http://www.cyberchair.org/). DEADLINES --------- Submission of manuscripts: May 22, 2004 Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2004 Final version of manuscript: July 15, 2004 CONFERENCE CHAIR ---------------- Georgios Paliouras, NCSR =93Demokritos=94, Greece PROGRAMME COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR ---------------------------- Yasubumi Sakakibara, Keio University, Japan PROGRAMME COMMITTEE ------------------- Pieter Adriaans, Perot Systems Corporation/University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Dana Angluin, Yale University, USA Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Netherlands Pierre Dupont, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium Dominique Estival, Syrinx Speech Systems/ University of Melbourne, Australia Henning Fernau, University of Newcastle, Australia Lee Giles, Pennsylvania State University, USA Colin de la Higuera, EURISE, Univ. de St. Etienne, France Vasant Honavar, Iowa State University, USA Makoto Kanazawa, University of Tokio, Japan Kevin Lang, Overture Research, USA Laurent Miclet , ENSSAT, Lannion, France Gopalakrishnaswamy Nagaraja, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India Jacques Nicolas, IRISA, France Tim Oates, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA Arlindo Oliveira, Lisbon Technical University, Portugal Jose Oncina Carratala, Universidade de Alicante, Spain Rajesh Parekh, Blue Martini, USA Lenny Pitt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA Arun Sharma, University of New South Wales, Australia Giora Slutzki, Iowa State University, USA Etsuji Tomita, University of Electro-Communications, Japan Esko Ukkonen, University of Helsinki, Finland Menno van Zaanen, Tilburg University, Netherlands Enrique Vidal, Universidade Politecnica de Valencia, Spain Takashi Yokomori, Waseda University, Japan Thomas Zeugmann, University at Lubeck, Germany COMPETITION CHAIRS ------------------ Bradford Starkie, Telstra Research Laboratories, Australia Menno van Zaanen, Tilburg University, Netherlands ORGANISING COMMITTEE -------------------- Colin de la Higuera, EURISE, Univ. de St. Etienne, France Georgios Petasis, Inst. of Informatics and Telecommunications, NCSR =93Demokritos=94, Greece Georgios Sigletos, Inst. of Informatics and Telecommunications, NCSR =93Demokritos=94, Greece SECRETARIAT ----------- Evangelia Alexopoulou Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory, Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos, P.O. BOX 60228, Ag. Paraskevi 15310, Athens, Greece Phone: +30 210 6503179 Fax: +30 210 6532175 E-mail: icgi04_(on)_iit.demokritos.gr See you in Athens in October 2004!! ------------------------------- - Menno van Zaanen - mvzaanen_(on)_uvt.nl - http://ilk.uvt.nl/%7Emvzaan en

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