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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   FOCA @ ESSLLI06
Email:   esslli06_(on)_loa-cnr.it
Date received:   12 Jan 2006
Deadline:   08 Mar 2006
Start date:   31 Jul 2006

********* APOLOGIES FOR MULTIPLE POSTINGS ********* ****************************************************************************************** FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS ****************************************************************************************** Formal Ontologies for Communicating Agents (FOCA) http://www.loa-cnr.it/esslli06/ July 31 - August 4, 2006 organized as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information ESSLLI 2006 http://esslli2006.lcc.uma.es/ July 31 - August 11, 2006 in Malaga ****************************************************************************************** WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS: Roberta Ferrario (ferrario at loa-cnr.it) Nicola Guarino (guarino at loa-cnr.it) Laurent Prevot (prevotlaurent at gmail.com) ****************************************************************************************** WORKSHOP PURPOSE: In recent years lots of efforts have been devoted to formal studies of human and artificial agent communication. Research advancements have been achieved along three main lines: (i) agent's internal states and dynamics, (ii) social interaction and conventional communicative patterns, (iii) semantics-pragmatics interface - especially in the dialogue context (i.e. the interplay between the semantic content of messages and the communicative acts themselves). There is a recent trend of studies trying to integrate these approaches in many ways. On the other hand, formal ontology has been consecrated as a good solution for comparing and integrating information and thus its application to this specific domain is very promising . More precisely, an ontological analysis of the fundamental ingredients of interaction and communication will make explicit the hidden ontological assumptions underlying all these proposals. Ontology has also proven to be a very powerful means to address issues related to the exchange of meaningful communication across autonomous entities, which can organize and use information heterogeneously. The purpose of the workshop is therefore to gather contributions that (i) take seriously into account the ontological aspects of communication and interaction and (ii) use formal ontologies for achieving a better semantic coordination between interacting and communicating agents. ********************************************************* WORKSHOP TOPICS We encourage contributions concerning the two main areas listed below with a particular attention to explore the interplay between ontological analysis and its applications in practical cases. * Ontological aspects of interaction and communication - Ontological analysis of interaction and communication - Studies on the structure and coherence of interaction - Logical models for communicative acts - Primitives of interaction and communication - Formal semantics of dialogue *Semantic coordination through formal ontologies - Dialogue semantics and formal ontology - Dynamic ontology sharing - Ontological primitives for meaning negotiation, ontological alignment and semantic interoperability - Ontology evolution through communication - Concrete problems and experiences in terminological disambiguation and integration ****************************************************************************************** SUBMISSION DETAILS: Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract describing original contributions to the workshop topics. Submissions should range between 3 and 5 pages. The following formats are accepted: .doc, .tex, .pdf (please, always include source files). Please send your submission electronically to the following email address: esslli06 at loa-cnr.it by the deadline listed below. The submissions will be reviewed by the workshop's programme committee and additional reviewers. The accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by ESSLLI. The format for the final version will be .pdf. A selection of the best papers accepted at the workshop will be considered for publication in the international journal 'Applied Ontology' (http://www.applied-ontology.org/). ****************************************************************************************** WORKSHOP FORMAT: The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants. It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days in the first week of ESSLLI. There will be 2 or 3 slots for paper presentation and discussion per session. On the first day the workshop organizers will give an introduction to the topic. ****************************************************************************************** IMPORTANT DATES: Submissions : March 8, 2006 Notification : April 21, 2006 Full paper deadline: May 1st, 2006 Final programme : June 21, 2006 Workshop Dates : July 31 - August 4, 2006 ****************************************************************************************** WORKSHOP PROGRAM COMMITTEE: (tentative) Thomas ADDIS (University of Portsmouth) http://www.tech.port.ac.uk/staffweb/addist/tom.html Nicholas ASHER (University of Texas, Austin, USA) http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/philosophy/faculty/asher/main.html John BATEMAN (University of Bremen, Germany) http://www-user.uni-bremen.de/%7Ebateman/ Paolo BOUQUET (University of Trento, Italy) http://dit.unitn.it/%7Ebouquet/ Herbert CLARK (Stanford University, USA) http://www-psych.stanford.edu/%7Eherb/ Marco COLOMBETTI (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) http://www.elet.polimi.it/people/colombet Scott FARRAR (University of Bremen, Germany) http://www.u.arizona.edu/%7Efarrar/ Roberta FERRARIO (LOA-ISTC, CNR, Trento, Italy) http://www.loa-cnr.it/ferrario.html Aldo GANGEMI (LOA-ISTC, CNR, Roma, Italy) http://www.loa-cnr.it/gangemi.html Nicola GUARINO (LOA-ISTC, CNR, Trento, Italy) http://www.loa-cnr.it/guarino.html Andreas HERZIG (IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse, France) http://www.irit.fr/ACTIVITES/LILaC/Pers/Herzig/ Joris HULSTIJN (Utrecht University, the Nehterlands) http://www.cs.vu.nl/%7Ejoris/ Kepa KORTA (Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain) http://www.sc.ehu.es/ylwkocak/kepa.html Laurent PREVOT (Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan) http://www.loa-cnr.it/prevot.html Matt PURVER (CSLI, Stanford, USA) http://www.stanford.edu/%7Empurver/ William RAPAPORT (University of Buffalo, USA) http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/%7Erapaport/ Johan VAN BENTHEM (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) http://staff.science.uva.nl/%7Ejohan/ Rogier VAN EIJK (Utrecht University, the Netherlands) http://www.cs.uu.nl/people/rogier/ Laure VIEU (IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse, France) http://www.irit.fr/ACTIVITES/LILaC/Pers/Vieu/ ****************************************************************************************** LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS: All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to register for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a paper will correspond to the early student/workshop speaker registration fee. Moreover, a number of additional fee waiver grants might be made available by the local organizing committee on a competitive basis and workshop participants are eligible to apply for those. There will be no reimbursement for travel costs or accommodation. Workshop speakers who have difficulty in finding funding should contact the local organizing committee to ask for the possibilities of a grant. ****************************************************************************************** FURTHER INFORMATION: About the workshop: http://www.loa-cnr.it/esslli06/ About ESSLLI: http://esslli2006.lcc.uma.es/ _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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