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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 08:03:33 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 29.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "Princeton University LISTSERV Server (14.5)" (60)
         Subject: Communication between Human and Artificial Agents

   [2] From: Carlos Areces <Carlos.Areces_at_loria.fr> (46)
         Subject: Conference on Logic, Computability and Randomness,
                 Buenos Aires, January 10-13, 2007

   [3] From: Charles Ess <cmess_at_drury.edu> (59)
         Subject: ECAP'06 - Program now online

   [4] From: fomi <fomi_at_loa-cnr.it> (96)
         Subject: CFP: Formal Ontologies Meet Industry - Second
                 International Workshop

   [5] From: "Ebook Library (EBL)" <alerts_at_eblib.com> (30)
         Subject: Evening reception with EBL at ALA New Orleans

         Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 11:41:38 +0100
         From: "Princeton University LISTSERV Server (14.5)"
         Subject: Communication between Human and Artificial Agents


[Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement]

Workshop on

as part of the
The 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent
Technology (IAT-06)

18-22 December 2006, Hong Kong


The ability to communicate in a complex manner with others, to
exchange ideas and thoughts, to convey factual information as well as
wishes, goals, and plans, to issue commands, instructions and
questions, and to express emotions and interact on a social level, is
one of the most important and distinguishing aspects of humankind. If
artificial agents want to progress to the next level, and truely and
deeply interact with humans, they must possess expanded communicative

Agent communication languages, like ACL and KQML, have been a focus
of attention in recent years. They have been shown to be effective
for communication among agents in multi-agent systems, or for simple
human-agent interaction, but they are far from reflecting the
complexity of human communication. Architectures for agents and agent
systems designed so far include representations of mental states,
believes and intentions, sensory information, formal representations
of actions and action ontologies, and the integration of context and
situation information, which serve as a basis for implementing
intelligent agent behavior and communication among agents, but they
still lack an in-depth, elaborate connection to human communication
skills, regarding form and content. Interdisciplinary research
integrating methods and models from linguistics, psychology,
philosophy, and other areas with computer science, has provided some
basis for the extension of artificial agents and their "human"
characteristics and abilities.

Building on the approaches developed so far, this workshop focuses on
new methods and models to describe and implement communication
between human and artificial agents, in all forms and on all levels.
The ultimate goal of this endeavour is to bridge the gap between the
richness, complexity and expressiveness of human communication, and
the (in)ability of artificial agents to deal with it and to (inter)
act adequately within cooperation with humans.

Topic Areas:

      * models of communicative behaviour, communication languages
      * natural language processing, interpretation of verbal
expressions by agents
      * dialog structures
      * action representation, action theory, action ontology
      * knowledge representation, ontologies
      * context, including physical, spatial, temporal and semantic
      * gestures and facial expressions
      * multi-modal communication
      * speech and speech characteristics in communication
      * cooperative behaviour, negotiation, judgement
      * social norms and roles, social behaviours, social interaction
      * learning of interactive behaviours, learning in interactions,
imitation learning
      * distant communication, wireless communication
      * others

         Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 07:32:57 +0100
         From: Carlos Areces <Carlos.Areces_at_loria.fr>
         Subject: Conference on Logic, Computability and Randomness,
Buenos Aires, January 10-13, 2007

Conference on Logic, Computability and Randomness 2007
January 10 to 13, 2007, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The theme of the conference will be algorithmic randomness and
related topics in logic, computability and complexity.
The program will consist of invited talks, contributed talks and discussions.

The conference will be held at Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales,
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The meeting is sponsored by the Association for Symbolic Logic.
There is no registration fee. Student members of the ASL
can apply for travel grants (the approval process takes a few weeks).

Abstracts of contributed talks should be sent by October 1st 2006, to

Plenary Speakers
Eric Allender (Rutgers University)
Roberto Cignoli (CONICET, Argentina)
Serge Grigorieff (Universite Paris 7) -to be confirmed-
Joos Heintz (University of Buenos Aires / University of Cantabria)
Carl Jockusch (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Antonin Kucera (Charles University, Prague)
Steffen Lempp (University of Wisconsin)
Wolfgang Merkle (University of Heidelberg)
Andre Nies (University of Auckland) -to be confirmed-
Joseph S. Miller (University Connecticut)
Jan Reimann (University of Heidelberg)
Claus-Peter Schnorr (University of Frankfurt am Main)
Theodore Slaman (University of California)
Sebastiaan Terwijn (Technical University of Vienna)

Program Committee
Rod Downey (Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand)
Denis Hirschfeldt (University of Chicago, USA)
Veronica Becher (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Local Organizers
Veronica Becher, Santiago Figueira, Daniel Gorin, Sergio Mera,
Mariano Perez Rodriguez.

Carlos Eduardo Areces
INRIA Lorraine
INRIA Lorraine. 615, rue du Jardin Botanique
54602 Villers les Nancy Cedex, France
phone  : +33 (0)3 54 95 84 90
fax    : +33 (0)3 83 41 30 79
e-mail : carlos.areces_at_loria.fr
www    : http://www.loria.fr/~areces
visit  : http://hylo.loria.fr -> The Hybrid Logic's Home Page
         Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 07:33:45 +0100
         From: Charles Ess <cmess_at_drury.edu>
         Subject: ECAP'06 - Program now online
Dear Humanists,
With apologies for duplications and cross-postings - please distribute to
appropriate lists and colleagues:
On behalf of the Program Committee for ECAP'06, we are very pleased to
announce that the conference program is now available on the conference
- then follow the link on the left-hand side of the page to "Conference
As a reminder:
                          COMPUTING AND PHILOSOPHY
                           E-CAP 2006_at_NTNU Norway
             Norwegian University of Science and Technology
          Dragvoll Campus, Trondheim, Norway, June 22-24, 2006
   Conference Co-Chairs:
      Charles Ess (Drury University / NTNU): <cmess_at_drury.edu>
      May Thorseth (NTNU): <may.thorseth_at_hf.ntnu.no>
E-CAP is the European conference on Computing and Philosophy, the European
affiliate of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy
(IACAP, www.iacap.org).
E-CAP is organized in cooperation with the Association of Computing
Machinery's Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGART)
E-CAP is the premier European venue for current research, reflection, and
lively discussion of all aspects of the "computational turn" that has
emerged over the past several decades, and continues to expand and develop
as a result of the multiple interactions between philosophy and computing.
The "culture" of E-CAP, like its sister CAP conferences in North America and
Asia-Pacific, discourages paper reading - and stresses instead the
presentation of ideas and lively discussion, along with informal networking.
We are very pleased with the quality and scope of the program of
presentations now established for ECAP'06 - we believe you will find it of
compelling interest indeed!
On behalf of the Program Committee and presenting authors, we invite your
participation in ECAP'06.
- Charles Ess (co-chair)
- May Thorseth (co-chair)
- Johnny S=F8raker (local coordinator)
Charles Ess
Distinguished Research Professor,
Interdisciplinary Studies <http://www.drury.edu/gp21>
Drury University
900 N. Benton Ave.              Voice: 417-873-7230
Springfield, MO  65802  USA       FAX: 417-873-7435
Home page:  http://www.drury.edu/ess/ess.html
Co-chair, CATaC'06: http://www.catacconference.org
Co-chair, ECAP'06: http://www.eu-cap.org
Professor II, Globalization and Applied Ethics Programmes
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
Exemplary persons seek harmony, not sameness. -- Analects 13.23
         Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 07:34:45 +0100
         From: fomi <fomi_at_loa-cnr.it>
         Subject: CFP: Formal Ontologies Meet Industry - Second 
International Workshop
    Apologies for multiple copies of this message
        Second International Workshop on
        Formal Ontologies Meet Industry
        December 14-15, 2006
        University of Trento
This event is jointly organized by:
       - Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento
       - University of Trento
       - University of Verona
       - Creactive Consulting S.r.l., Affi
Following the great success of the previous edition, we are glad to
invite you to attend the second Formal Ontologies Meet Industry
Workshop (FOMI 2006).
FOMI aims to become an international forum where researchers in
different disciplines and practitioners of various industry sectors
meet to analyze and discuss issues related to methods, theories,
tools and applications based on formal ontologies.
It is nowadays widely understood that the semantic dimension and
model driven approaches play an important role not only in research
fields but also in networked economy. In particular, it has emerged
that semantic based applications are relevant in distributed systems
such as networked organizations, organizational networks, and in
distributed knowledge management. Namely, these knowledge models in
industry aim at providing a framework for information and knowledge
sharing, reliable information exchange, meaning negotiation and
coordination between distinct organizations or among members of the
same worldwide organization.
The business world also considers this issue of strategic relevance
and keeps paying particular attention to it because many theoretical
results have already been proved effectiveness in real applications
like data warehouse construction, information infrastructure
definition, and all processes and applications of knowledge
With the application of new methodologies and techniques in the
everyday practice and the accessibility of new theoretical results
in this area, developing new tools based on more sophisticated
frameworks has become a common need. This is an important reason for
the increasing interest in the employment of formal ontologies in
fields like medicine, engineering, financial and legal systems, and
other business practices. In all these fields, a new emerging trend
is to evaluate the interdependencies between theories and methods of
formal ontology and the activities, processes, and needs of
enterprise organizations.
A typical example of this is the evaluation of the benefits that huge
organizations can obtain by implementing ontology based systems.
The workshop is a forum to meet and discuss problems, solutions,
perspectives and research directions for researchers and
practitioners. We welcome papers or project descriptions that aim at
applying formal ontologies in industry. In particular,
    - theoretical studies on formal ontologies committed to provide
sound bases for industrial applications and to allow formal
representation of corporate knowledge;
    - business experiences on case studies that single out concrete
problems and possible solutions; the experience analysis should
provide useful insights on social and strategic aspects that might
be relevant in the creation and deployment of formal ontologies as
well as useful criteria or methods to evaluate ontologies and their
effectiveness in applications.
Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
     - ontology methodologies in business practice;
     - ontologies and corporate knowledge;
     - ontologies adaptation within organizations;
     - formalization of the know-how;
     - representation of artifacts and design;
     - representation of functionalities;
     - representation of knowledge and business processes;
     - linguistic representation in organizational knowledge;
     - linguistic problems in organizational standard code and
codification processes;
     - enterprize modeling;
     - ontology evaluation;
     - ontology effectiveness;
     - ontology changes and developments within organizations;
     - representation of business services;
     - ontologies and electronic catalogs;
     - ontologies and e-commerce;
     - ontologies and marketing;
     - ontologies in the practice of engineering;
     - ontologies in the practice of medical sciences;
     - ontologies in finance;
     - ontologies and e-government.
We also encourage submissions which relate research results from
close areas connected to the workshop topics.
         Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 07:37:08 +0100
         From: "Ebook Library (EBL)" <alerts_at_eblib.com>
         Subject: Evening reception with EBL at ALA New Orleans
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