10.745, Calls: Info Delivery, Computational Intelligence

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Subject: 10.745, Calls: Customised Info, Computational Intelligence

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Date:  Fri, 14 May 1999 10:13:47 +1100
From:  Maria Milosavljevic <mariam at dynamicmultimedia.com.au>
Subject:  CM-SIGIR'99 Workshop on Customised Information Delivery

Date:  Sat, 15 May 1999 14:36:55 +0200
From:  BELGUITH Lamia <L.Belguith at fsegs.rnu.tn>
Subject:  Artificial & Computational Intelligence

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Date:  Fri, 14 May 1999 10:13:47 +1100
From:  Maria Milosavljevic <mariam at dynamicmultimedia.com.au>
Subject:  CM-SIGIR'99 Workshop on Customised Information Delivery

                   CALL for PAPERS/PARTICIPATION


              August 19, 1999 - Berkeley, California

                     for more information, see


We say that information delivery is customised when it is tailored or
adapted to a specific user need or user profile. The Web provides good
examples of customised information delivery with virtual documents and
adaptive hypertexts. In Information Retrieval, information can be
customised by means of user interaction, synthesized answers, etc.

The process of customising information and delivering it to a user
may involve these tasks:
 - developing some generic answer,
 - filling components of the answer with elements from a list
   derived from an IR query,
 - filling components of the answer with elements from a list
   derived from a database query,
 - synthesizing information using language technology, clustering
   relevant information components into useful structures, and
 - integrating the components of an answer into a useful document,
   or network of documents.


In this workshop we aim to bring together researchers from various
communities that have worked on customised information delivery:
the Web, Information Retrieval, Natural Language, etc. Topics of
interest include (but are not limited to):

Information Retrieval and Filtering:
 - building a set of queries out of an information need, to
   address different aspects of that need
 - clustering answers around either information descriptors, or
   using self-clustering techniques
 - building tables of contents, and navigation tools
 - abstracting information from long documents
 - using better user models to describe information needs
 - using dialogue models to support interactive retrieval

Virtual Documents and Adaptive Hypertexts:
 - visualisation/results presentation of hypertext structure
 - user modelling on the Web
 - usability studies of hypertext
 - applications of adaptive/dynamic hypermedia (e.g. museum,
   digital libraries, electronic catalogues for e-business)

Natural Language:
 - text generation with a user profile
 - text generation on the web (generation of hypertext)
 - applications of context-sensitive text generation
 - multimedia generation; interaction of text and other media


We invite position papers discussing either theoretical issues or
practical aspects such as results of experiments or descriptions of
systems. Submissions should be 3-6 pages long (no more than 3000
words) in HTML format. Send a URL or the HTML file to Fran\231ois
Paradis (francois.paradis at cmis.csiro.au) by June 22. Proceedings
will be published on the Web.

Persons wishing only to attend the workshop should submit a brief
statement of interest including a list of relevant publications.


June 22        Papers due.
July 3         Notification of acceptance.
August 15-18   ACM SIGIR '99 tutorials and papers.
August 19      Workshop.


Maria Milosavljevic  Dynamic Multimedia Pty. Limited, Australia.
Fran\231ois Paradis     CSIRO, Australia
C\233cile Paris         CSIRO, Australia
Ross Wilkinson       CSIRO, Australia

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Date:  Sat, 15 May 1999 14:36:55 +0200
From:  BELGUITH Lamia <L.Belguith at fsegs.rnu.tn>
Subject:  Artificial & Computational Intelligence


                  CALL FOR PAPERS & EXHIBITION

                    International Conference on
Artificial and Computational Intelligence for Decision, Control and
        Automation in Engineering and Industrial Applications


                Monastir (Tunisia), 22-24 March 2000

                         Organized by :
       Association for Innovation and Technology (Tunisia)
              University of Sfax (ENIS - FSEGS)

                          Sponsored by :
                            IEEE SMC

                         Co-Sponsored by :

                          Supported by :
            Tunisian State Secretariat of Scientific
                  Research and Technology(SERST)


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Technological innovation is related to more than one scientific field.
Cooperation between researchers in different scientific fields and
industrials is nowadays inevitable. The International Conference on
Artificial and Computational Intelligence for Decision, Control and
Automation in Engineering and Industrial Applications (ACIDCA'2000)
will provide a forum for theoretician and practitioner researchers,
industrials, and academic experts to exchange ideas, share
experiences, promote technological products, and address the important
issue of the applications of advanced topics in computational
intelligence, artificial intelligence, decision, control, and
automation in engineering and industrial systems.  ACIDCA'2000 will
include exhibits and demonstrations of real-world applications and
will be a job fair by matching up applicants with employment

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ACIDCA'2000 will be organized into seven thematic technical sessions
focusing on theory, implementation and applications. ACIDCA'2000 will also
include invited plenary speeches on selected advanced aspects given by
experts in the specific state-of-the art subject areas. Invited special
talks on major topics by eminent speakers will be included in the technical
sessions. There will be tutorial sessions on March 21. Detailed information
on the sessions along with tutorial abstracts will be available at
ACIDCA'2000 web site as soon as they are finalized.

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The exhibition will be held in parallel with ACIDCA'2000. All delegates and
guests will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the technical
characteristics, performances, and details concerning the function and
applications of the products and display. Exhibitors who wish to participate
in the exhibition are requested to send application forms (available on the
web site of the conference) to the Secretariat of ACIDCA'2000 no later than
October 15, 1999.

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The working language of ACIDCA'2000 is English.

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1) Intelligent Methods :
Computational Intelligence, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Genetic
Algorithms, Evolutionary Computation, Hybrid Systems, Learning Algorithms,
Heuristic Searching, Intelligent Agents, Cooperative Knowledge-based
Systems, Expert Systems, Machine Learning, Knowledge Representation,
Distributed AI and Multi-Agents, Computer-aided Reading, Data Analysis and
Modeling, Data Fusion and Mining, Knowledge Discovery, Prediction & Time
Series Analysis, Information Retrieval, Intelligent User Interface.

2) Methods and Heuristics for Decision Making :
Intelligent Databases, Information Systems, Case-based Reasoning, Decision
Support Systems, GDSS, Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Qualitative and
Approximate-Reasoning Modeling, Meta-heuristics for Optimization, Decision
Theory, Game Theory, Discrete Simulation.

3) Software Engineering :
Requirement Engineering, Software Specification Techniques, Software Design
Techniques, Software Architecture, Design Patterns, Refinement and Analysis
Techniques, Formal Development Techniques, Software Prototyping, Software
Implementation Techniques, Software Validation, Verification and Testing,
Model Checking, Software Quality Assurance, Software Maintenance, Software
Process Model (Life Cycles), Computer-Aided Software Engineering, Software
Development Environments, Software Reuse, Reverse Engineering,
Object-Oriented Design, Software Engineering for and over the Internet,
Distributed Systems, Multi-agent Systems.

4) Corpora and Natural Language Processing :
Lexicography, Lexical knowledge acquisition, Part of Speech Tagging, Unknown
word guessing, Term recognition, Morphological Analysis, Robust Parsing,
Word Sense Disambiguation, Anaphora Resolution, Discourse segmentation,
Machine Translation, Agreement Error Correction, Spelling and Grammar
Correction, Information Extraction, Automatic Abstracting, Text
Categorisation, Speech processing, Multilingual corpora and multilingual
applications,  Corpus annotation, Evaluation.

5) Engineering and Industrial Applications :
Industrial Process Control, Real-time Systems, Discrete Event Systems, Petri
Nets, Robotics, Mechanical System Control, Mechatronics, Electric Machine
Design, Variable Speed Drives, Automotive Electrical Systems, Power System
Control, Renewable Energy Systems, Environment Engineering Systems, Chemical
and Biotechnical Process Control, Irrigation Systems Control, Intelligent
Sensors and Virtual Measurements, VLSI, Hardware Implementation,
Communication Systems, Multimedia Systems, Intelligent Manufacturing and
Production Systems, Production Management, Planning and Scheduling, Quality
Control, CIM.

6) Systems Analysis and Automatic Control :
System Identification, Modeling, Model Reduction, Filtering and Signal
Processing, Optimal and Robust Control, Adaptive and Predictive Control,
Pole Placement Control, Multivariable and Decentralized Control, Sliding
Mode Control, Fuzzy Control, Neural Control, Computer Control, Computer
Aided Control System, Fault Detection and Diagnostic, Expert and Knowledge
Based Systems, Nonlinear Systems, Stochastic Systems, Time Varying Systems,
Large-scale Systems.

7) Vision & Pattern Recognition :
Pattern Recognition : Clustering and Classification, Handwriting Recognition
and Verification : Cursive Script Recognition, Characters and Digits, Words,
Signature, Graphics and Symbol Recognition : Engineering Drawings, Maps,
Logo Types, Document Processing : Layout Analysis, Segmentation and
Labeling, Language Identification, Document Structure Analysis and Modeling,
Signal and Image Processing : Thresholding, Thinning, Noise Removal,
Segmentation, Vision and Image Understanding, Fractals, Speech Recognition,
Signal Compression and Transmission, Application Systems : Bank-Check
Processing, Business Forms Reading, Postal Automation, Number Plate
Recognition, Storage and Information Retrieval : Video Images, Compression
Algorithms, Multimedia and Hypertext, Text Retrieval and Document Model.

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M. Ben Ahmed (TN), G. Dabbeche (TN), L.A. Zadeh (USA)

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A. M. Alimi (TN), L. Belguith Hadrich (TN), A. Ben Hamadou (TN)

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1) Thematic Session on Intelligent Methods
Chairs : R. Braham (TN), M. Mohammadian (AUS)
Members : H. Adeli (USA), O. Castillo (MEX), D. Dubois (F), H. Farreny (F),
L. Foulloy (F), T. Fukuda (J), P. Glize (F), D. Goldberg (USA), H.
Hyotyniemi (FI), F. Karray (CDN), T.D. Pham (AUS), A. Rebai (TN), D.
Rutkowska (PL), A. Sattar (AUS), J.L. Soubie (F), R.J. Stonier (AUS), S.
Vassilyev (RU), J. Virbel (F), K. Warwick (UK), X. Yao (UK)

2) Thematic Session on Methods and Heuristics for Decision Making
Chair : F. Ben Abdelaziz (TN)
Members : H. Artiba (B), S. Ben Abdallah (TN), M. Bettaz (DZ), F. Badran
(F), P. Borne (F), J. Climaco (P), Y. Gadhoum (CDN), K. Ghoudi (CDN), M.
Haouari (TN), O. Ibrahim (KWI), M. Itmi (F), J.Y. Jaffray (F), O. Laritchev
(RU), M. Maouch (DZ), J.M. Martel (CDN), K. Mellouli (TN), H. Merza (KWI),
R. Mhallah (TN), J.C. Pomerol (F), B. Raggad (USA), M. Roubens (B), C.
Roucairol (F), B. Roy (F), P. Smets (B), R.E. Steuer (USA), E. Talbi (F), M.
Tamiz (UK), J. Teghem (B)

3) Thematic Session on Software Engineering
Chairs : F. Kamoun (TN), P. Pepper (D)
Members : K. Barkaoui (F), A. Belguith (TN), N. Belkhiter (CDN), H. Ben
Ghezala (TN), R. Bouaziz (TN), M. Broy (D), S. Castano (I), A. Cherif (J),
K. Drira (F), C.F. Ducateau (F), S. Jahnichen (D), A. Jaoua (SA), D.
McGregor (USA), A. Mili (USA), M. Picavet (F), S. Sahraoui (BH), P. Srimani

4) Thematic Session on Corpora and NLP
Chair : R. Mitkov (UK)
Members : R. Basili (I), P. Blache (F), C. Boitet (F), R. Bruce (USA), J.-P.
Chanod (F), F. Debili (TN), J.-P. Descles (F), J. Dichy (F), E. Ditters
(NL), E. Gaussier (F), U. Hahn (D), N. Ide (USA), G. Lallich (F), C. Mankai
(TN), T. McEnery (UK), J.-G. Meunier (CDN), A. Mikheev (UK), J.L. Minel (F),
S. Piperidis (GR), H. Rodriguez (E), M. Rosner (MLT), M. Rolbert (F), P.
Seuren (NL), H. Somers (UK), K.-Y. Su (TAI), I. Trancoso (POR), E.
Tzoukermann (USA), A. Voutilainen (FI)

5) Thematic Session on Engineering and Industrial Applications
Chairs : N. Derbel (TN), A. Elantably (USA)
Members : M. Abid (TN), M. Annabi (TN), I. Belkhoja (TN), N. Benhadj Braiek
(TN), S. Belguith (TN), A. Bouallegue (TN), R. Dhifaoui (TN), A. Dhouib
(TN), M. Gabbouj (FI), F. Ghorbel (USA), T. Hadhri (TN), M. Ja\239dane (TN), H.
Kallel (TN), L. Kamoun (TN), M.B.A. Kamoun (TN), M. Karkoub (KWI), R. Le
Doeuff (F), S. Lejmi (USA), A. Maalej (TN), K. Najim (F), M. Poloujadoff
(F), A.S. Poznyak (MEX), M. Sawan (CDN), S. Siala (F), J.A. Tegopoulos (GR),
R. Tourki (TN)

6) Thematic Session on Systems Analysis and Automatic Control
Chairs : M.B.T. Kamoun (TN), A. Titli (F)
Members : J. Aguilar-Martin (F), R. Ben Abdennour (TN), A. Benhammou (MA),
J. Bernussou (F), J.-L. Calvet (F), B. Dahhou (F), G. Enea (F), G. Favier
(F), F.G. Filip (R), Z. Gajic (USA) , G. Garcia (F), C.J. Harris (UK), M.
Ksouri (TN), P. Millot (F), M. Najim (F), A. Ouali (TN), J. Quevedo (E),
P.D. Roberts (UK), A. Toumi (TN), H.-R. Trankler (D)

7) Thematic Session on Vision & Pattern Recognition
Chairs : M. Cheriet (CDN), F. Ghorbel (TN)
Members : A. Amin (AUS), A. Belaid (F), F. Bouslama (J), N. Ellouze (TN), A.
Ennaji (F), M. Gilloux (F), M. Leard (F), E. Lecolinet (F), Y. Lecourtier
(F), C.G. Leedham (SGP), W. Li (PRC), G. Lorette (F), F. Merazka (DZ), C.
Olivier (F), E.H. Ruspini (USA), S. Srihari (USA), G. Stamon (F), C.Y. Suen

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Chairs : W. Gargouri (TN), A. Masmoudi (TN)
Members : H. Abdelkafi (TN), C. Aloulou (TN), N. Ben Amara (TN), M. Ben
Jemaa (TN), H. Bouchhima (TN), M. Chtourou (TN), F. Gargouri (TN), A. Hadj
Kacem (TN), M. Jaoua (TN), M. Jmaiel (TN), A. Kamoun (TN), O. Mazhoud (TN),
H. Miled (TN), F. Mouria Beji (TN), H. Trabelsi (TN)

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Chairs : F. Ghorbel (USA), F. Karray (CDN)
Members : F. Bouslama (J), A. Cherif (J), F. Derbel (D), O. Kanoun (D), S.
Kanoun (F), M. Karkoub (KWI), M.A. Khabou (USA), S. Lejmi (USA), C. Olivier
(F), T. Ouerfelli (F), S. Sahraoui (BH), I. Timimi (F)

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Selected papers, in extended form, will be considered for publication in
edited books and eventually in international journals. ACIDCA'2000 will
offer best paper awards in three categories : Best Paper, Best Poster Paper
and Best Student Paper.

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** Conference Schedule
Paper Submission Due                                  01 October 1999
Notification of Acceptance                            10 December 1999
Receipt of Camera-ready Paper and Registration Fees   10 January 2000

** Exhibition Schedule
Application Form Due                                  15 October 1999
Receipt of Registration Fees                          15 January 2000

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Authors are requested to send four copies of full papers, written in English
and not exceeding ten pages including figures, tables and references, to
ACIDCA'2000 SECRETARIAT (please see the address below). Papers should be
prepared on A4 or 8.5" x 11" (Letter size) paper with 2.5 cm (1") margins on
all sides, simple-column format, in Times or similar style, 12 points.
Papers must be written on one side of the sheets and they should include
title, author's name(s) and affiliation(s) on top of the first page followed
by an abstract. Fax or e-mail submissions are not acceptable. Please
indicate corresponding authors with the e-mail addresses if available.
Papers should be accompanied with a submission letter indicating the
conference thematic session and four keywords covering the main paper
In addition, a 200-word (or so) abstract of the paper and a list of keywords
should be emailed as plain text to : acidca2000-oc at majordomo.ieee.org Please
indicate the thematic session in the subject of the message.

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ACIDCA'2000 conference registration fee will be announced on the web as soon
as possible. ACIDCA'2000 exhibition registration fee is estimated to US$ 140
per m\178 for those companies who wish to design and build their own stand, and
US$ 195 per m\178 for package stands. A single room in a four-star hotel will
cost around 50$.

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Monastir is located at 165 km south-east of Tunis, 24 km east of
Sousse, and 80 km east of Kairouan. Monastir is served by the
Skanes-Monastir International Airport, an excellent road network, a
Railway service connecting Monastir to Sousse, beautiful wide avenues
surrounded by extensive parks as well as an impressive university. In
Monastir there is no shortage of pleasures : vast stretches of golden
beaches, breathtaking views, inland scenery of fascinating beauty and
a thousand contrasts, a land of lushness and genuine local
hospitality. Hotels are plentiful, often luxurious and always well
located and well equipped. For more touristic information, please
visit : http://www.tourismtunisia.com or contact :
info at tourismtunisia.com.

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ADDRESS : Centre Postal Maghreb Arabe, BP 120, 3049 Sfax, Tunisia
TEL :     +216-4-279-154 (# 109)
FAX :     +216-4-296-229
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