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From alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Fri Jun 25 14:11:06 1993 Return-Path: Received: from Regulus.COGNET.UCLA.EDU by world.std.com (5.65c/Spike-2.0) id AA15048; Fri, 25 Jun 1993 14:10:57 -0400 Received: by regulus.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA29167; Fri, 25 Jun 93 09:18:11 -0700 Date: Fri, 25 Jun 93 09:18:11 -0700 From: alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Message-Id: <9306251618.AA29167@regulus.cognet.ucla.edu> To: alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Subject: Alife Digest Volume #106 Status: R Alife Digest, Number 106 Friday, June 25th 1993 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ Artificial Life Distribution List ~ ~ ~ ~ All submissions for distribution to: alife@cognet.ucla.edu ~ ~ All list subscriber additions, deletions, or administrative details to: ~ ~ alife-request@cognet.ucla.edu ~ ~ All software, tech reports to Alife depository through ~ ~ anonymous ftp at ftp.cognet.ucla.edu in ~ftp/pub/alife (128.97.50.19) ~ ~ ~ ~ List maintainers: Liane Gabora and Rob Collins ~ ~ Artificial Life Research Group, UCLA ~ ~ ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today's Topics: Calendar of Alife-related Events Fictive alife ICGA workshop proposal/participation request Complex Systems Open Forum Complex Systems Open Forum WCCI '94 Announcement and Call for Papers Date: Fri, 25 Jun 93 21:54:33 -0700 From: liane@CS.UCLA.EDU (Liane Gabora) Subject: Calendar of Alife-related Events ********************************************************************** World Congress on Neural Networks, Portland, OR July 11-15, 1993 v95 Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology, Washington July 7-9, 1993 v84 Fifth Intnl Conf on GAs, Urbana-Champaign IL July 17-22, 1993 v80,100 Dynamically Interacting Robots Workshop Late Aug, 1993 v91 Neural Networks and Telecommunications, Princeton, NJ October 18-20,1993 v100 Fluctuations and Order, Los Alamos, NM Sept 9-12, 1993 v102 Neural Information Processing Systems, Denver, CO Nov 29-Dec 2, 1993 v98 Third Conf on Evolutionary Programming, San Diego, CA Feb 24-25, 1994 v103 Cybernetics and Systems Research, Vienna April 5-8, 1994 v101,103 Intnl Conf Knowledge Rep and Reasoning, Bonn, Germany May 24-27, 1994 v101 IEEE Computational Intelligence, Lake Buena Vista FL Jun 26-Jul 2, 1994 v106 Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, Brighton, UK Aug 8-12, 1994 v101 Parallel Problem Solving in Nature, Jerusalem, Israel Oct 9-14, 1994 v102 Congress on Medical Informatics, Sao Paulo, Brazil Sept 9-14, 1995 v91 (Send announcements of other activities to alife@cognet.ucla.edu) ********************************************************************** ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 8 Jun 93 14:45:27 BST From: Paul Mc Kevitt ******************************************************************************* AI REVIEW JOURNAL AI REVIEW JOURNAL AI REVIEW JOURNAL AI REVIEW JOURNAL AI REV ******************************************************************************* Call for papers Artificial Intelligence Review Journal Special issue on INTEGRATION OF NATURAL LANGUAGE AND VISION PROCESSING Editor: Masoud Yazdani Department of Computer Science University of Exeter, GB- EX4 4PT, Exeter United Kingdom, EC. E-mail: masoud@dcs.exeter.ac.uk Guest Editor: Paul Mc Kevitt Department of Computer Science Regent Court University of Sheffield 211 Portobello Street GB- S1 4DP, Sheffield United Kingdom, EC. E-mail: p.mckevitt@dcs.sheffield.ac.uk Although there has been much progress in developing theories, models and systems in the areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Vision Processing (VP) there has been little progress on integrating these two subareas of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is not clear why there has not already been much activity in integrating NLP and VP. Is it because of the long-time reductionist trend in science up until the recent emphasis on chaos theory, non-linear systems, and emergent behaviour? Or, is it because the people who have tended to work on NLP tend to be in other Departments, or of a different ilk, to those who have worked on VP? Whatever the reason, we believe it is high time to bring together these two areas of AI research. In this endeavour, we are calling for papers for a special issue of AI Review Journal dedicated to site descriptions, surveys, tutorials, and viewpoints on integrated NLP and VP research. Papers should be sent to the addresses below by DECEMBER 30TH, 1993. Feel free to contact Paul Mc Kevitt at the address above for advice on the suitability of manuscripts. The Journals Editorial Office Artificial Intelligence Review Kluwer Academic Publishers P.O. Box 17 NL- 3300 AA, Dordrecht The Netherlands EC. Artificial Intelligence Review P.O. Box 230 Accord, MA 02018-0230 USA. ******************************************************************************* AI REVIEW JOURNAL AI REVIEW JOURNAL AI REVIEW JOURNAL AI REVIEW JOURNAL AI REV ******************************************************************************* LATEX VERSION OF ABOVE TEXT \documentstyle[art12,a4wide,alltty,epic,eepic]{article} \topmargin -20mm \textheight 11.0in \footheight -2.0in \begin{document} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{centering} \Huge Call for papers \\ \vspace{3mm} \Large Artificial Intelligence Review Journal \\ \vspace{3mm} {\bf Special issue on \\ Integration of \\ Natural Language and Vision Processing} \\ \end{centering} \normalsize \vspace*{1cm} \begin{minipage}{2.5in} \begin{centering} {\em Editor:} \\ Masoud Yazdani \\ Department of Computer Science \\ University of Exeter, \\ GB- EX4 4PT, Exeter \\ United Kingdom, EC. \\ E-mail: masoud@dcs.exeter.ac.uk \\ \end{centering} \end{minipage} \ \ \begin{minipage}{3.0in} \begin{centering} {\em Guest Editor:} \\ Paul Mc Kevitt \\ Department of Computer Science \\ Regent Court \\ University of Sheffield \\ 211 Portobello Street \\ GB- S1 4DP, Sheffield \\ United Kingdom, EC. \\ E-mail: p.mckevitt@dcs.sheffield.ac.uk \\ \end{centering} \end{minipage} \vspace{0.75in} Although there has been much progress in developing theories, models and systems in the areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Vision Processing (VP) there has been little progress on integrating these two subareas of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is not clear why there has not already been much activity in integrating NLP and VP. Is it because of the long-time reductionist trend in science up until the recent emphasis on chaos theory, non-linear systems, and emergent behaviour? Or, is it because the people who have tended to work on NLP tend to be in other Departments, or of a different ilk, to those who have worked on VP? Whatever the reason, we believe it is high time to bring together these two areas of AI research. In this endeavour, we are calling for papers for a special issue of AI Review Journal dedicated to site descriptions, surveys, tutorials, and viewpoints on integrated NLP and VP research. Papers should be sent to the addresses below by {\bf December 30th, 1993.} Feel free to contact Paul Mc Kevitt at the address above for advice on the suitability of manuscripts. \vspace*{1cm}\\ \begin{minipage}{2.5in} \begin{flushleft} The Journals Editorial Office \\ Artificial Intelligence Review \\ Kluwer Academic Publishers \\ P.O. Box 17 \\ NL- 3300 AA, Dordrecht \\ The Netherlands \\ EC.\\ \end{flushleft} \end{minipage} \ or \hspace*{5mm} \ \begin{minipage}{2.5in} \begin{flushleft} Artificial Intelligence Review \\ P.O. Box 230 \\ Accord, MA 02018-0230 \\ USA. \\ \end{flushleft} \end{minipage} \end{document} ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1993 10:03:44 -0800 From: tmaddox@netcom.com (Tom Maddox) Subject: Fictive alife With some trepidation, as I am a fiction writer, I put the following requests for information or assistance before the list: I am working on a novel (my second, to be published by Tor Books) that uses an alife environment as a centerpiece. The idea behind it is something approximating a real-time simulation of Los Angeles, with particular attention being paid to activities the local authorities find interesting--i.e., actually or potentially criminal. The particular wrinkle I'm interested in is alife agents, lifeforms that could be called into being at several levels (from the lowest--call it assembly language--to the highest--call it database query language). In effect, the system itself would give birth to the agents in order to pursue specific queries *or* simply to manage data *or* to pursue questions the system finds interesting for its own reasons. Thus, I would love to hear ideas, suggestions, and critiques from anyone interested in or working in the field concerning: First, the general concept of an extremely rich, evolving alife habitat (or suite of habitats); I'm familiar with the ones described in the usual places, such as Levy's _Artificial Life_, and want to reach orders of magnitude beyond those into an evocative infoscape that has something like the richness of an ecosystem; *and* I'm especially interested in how this environment could be visualized, how it would like to its designers, users, perhaps even itself. Second, the notion of information agents: how they might function, what species they might form, how they might evolve; more generally, how practicable this whole notion is. In short, I'm after far-reaching, detailed speculation about the future evolution of alife systems, assuming the presence of very strong environmental pressures (those brought to bear on such systems by their needs to produce specific answers to specific questions). If anyone wishes to correspond directly with me, please do so; or if you feel that the list would benefit from such speculations, by all means respond to the list. Thanks very much, Tom Maddox tmaddox@netcom.com ------------------------------ Subject: ICGA workshop proposal/participation request Date: Tue, 08 Jun 93 20:35:30 -0600 From: Robert Elliott Smith.dat Call for Workshop Proposals and Workshop Participation ICGA-93 The Fifth International Conference on Genetic Algorithms 17-21 July, 1993 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Early this Spring, the organizers of ICGA solicited proposals for workshops. Proposals for six workshops have been received and accepted thus far. These workshops are listed below. ICGA attendees are encouraged to contact the organizers of workshops in which they would like to participate. Email addresses for workshop organizers are included below. The organizers would also like to encourage proposals for additional workshops. If you would like to organize and chair a workshop, please submit a one-paragraph proposal, including a description of the workshop's topic, and some idea of how the workshop will be organized. Workshop proposals will be accepted by email only at icga93@pele.cs.unm.edu At the ICGA91 (in San Diego), the workshops served an important role, providing smaller, less formal meetings for the discussion of specific topics related to genetic algorithms research. The organizers hope that this tradition will continue at ICGA93. ICGA93 workshops (if you wish to partipate, please write directly to the workshop's organizer): ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Genetic Programming Organizer: Kim Kinnear (kim.kinnear@sun.com) Engineering Applications of GAs (structural shape and topology optimization) Organizer: Mark Jakiela (jakiela@MIT.EDU) Discovery of long-action chains and emergence of hierarchies in classifier systems Organizers: Alex Shevorshkon Erhard Bruderer (Erhard.Bruderer@um.cc.umich.edu) Niching Methods Organizer: Alan Schultz (schultz@aic.nrl.navy.mil) Sam Mahfoud (mahfoud@gal4.ge.uiuc.edu) Combinations of GAs and Neural Nets (COGANN) Organizer: J. David Schaffer (ds1@philabs.Philips.Com) GAs in control systems Organizer: Terry Fogarty (tc_fogar@pat.uwe-bristol.ac.uk) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 9 Jun 93 12:16:41 EST From: david@rsbs13.anu.edu.au (David Green) Subject: Complex Systems Open Forum COMPLEX SYSTEMS FORUM An International Information Network The last few years have seen an extraordinary growth of interest in complex systems. From ecology to economics, from particle physics to parallel computing, a new vocabulary is emerging to describe discoveries about wide-ranging and fundamental phenomena. Many of the terms have already become familiar: artificial life, biocomplexity, cellular automata, chaos, criticality, fractals, learning systems, neural networks, non-linear dynamics, parallel computation, percolation, self-organization, and many more. Together they point to the emergence of new paradigms, cutting across traditional disciplines, for dealing with complex systems. To facilitate discussion on all aspects of this exciting new field, the Australian National University's Bioinformatics Facility has set up a new listserver to provide an open forum for researchers and other interested people. It is intended that the forum will serve as a medium (amongst other things) for announcements (conferences, preprints, software, etc), discussion of research issues, reviews, etc. This Forum is one of a series of new initiatives by the Australian National University to foster research (both in Australia and internationally) on complex systems. The forum is backed up by the complex systems information services already provided to the network by the Facility. See below for more details. Watch for further new services and activities to be announced soon. SUBSCRIBING TO THE MAILING LIST To join the mailing list for complex systems information just send an email message to the automatic list server ... listserv@life.anu.edu.au Your message should include the line subscribe complex (e.g. subscribe complex Joe Bloggs ) Also send any requests (e.g. help, unsubscribe, index etc) to the above address. SENDING INFORMATION TO THE MAILING LIST To distribute an item for public distribution to members of the mailing list, send an electronic mail message to the address ... complex@life.anu.edu.au Remember that ANY message you send to the list will be read by EVERYONE on the list, so be careful about what you say and how you say it! AVOID sending messages that are not intended for public distribution. Send all queries, comments etc to the moderator ... david.green@anu.edu.au ACCESS TO COMPLEX SYSTEMS INFORMATION You can access information on all aspects of complex systems from the information server in the following ways: Anonymous FTP ------------- The information available includes a wide variety of software, bibliographies, preprints on all aspects of complex systems. command line ftp life.anu.edu.au login name anonymous password your electronic mail address path cd /pub/complex_systems Gopher protocol --------------- Besides direct access to all FTP information, the gopher server offers on-line access to relevant newsgroups, on-line databases and direct links to relevant international services. Name=Complex systems Host=life.anu.edu.au Type=1 Port=70 Path=1/complex_systems World Wide Web protocol ----------------------- Besides access to all of the above, the hypermedia server offers introductory tutorials, preprints and papers on-line. The URL for this service is ... http://life.anu.edu.au/complex_systems/complex.html or link via the servers home page ... http://life.anu.edu.au/ _______________________________________________________ For more information contact the moderator ... name Dr David G. Green Address Research School of Biological Sciences & Centre for Information Science Research, Australian National University, GPO Box 475 Canberra 2601 AUSTRALIA Email David.Green@anu.edu.au Phone 61-6-249-2490 (RSBS) / 61-6-249-5031 (ANUSF) 61-6-249-5111 (switch) Fax 61-6-249-4437 (RSBS) / 61-6-247-3425 (ANUSF) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 9 Jun 93 12:17:55 EST From: david@rsbs13.anu.edu.au (David Green) Subject: Complex Systems Open Forum COMPLEX SYSTEMS FORUM An international information network The last few years have seen an extraordinary growth of interest in complex systems. From ecology to economics, from particle physics to parallel computing, a new vocabulary is emerging to describe discoveries about wide-ranging and fundamental phenomena. Many of the terms have already become familiar: artificial life, biocomplexity, cellular automata, chaos, criticality, fractals, learning systems, neural networks, non-linear dynamics, parallel computation, percolation, self-organization, and many more. Together they point to the emergence of new paradigms, cutting across traditional disciplines, for dealing with complex systems. To facilitate discussion on all aspects of this exciting new field, the Australian National University's Bioinformatics Facility has set up a new listserver to provide an open forum for researchers and other interested people. It is intended that the forum will serve as a medium (amongst other things) for announcements (conferences, preprints, software, etc), discussion of research issues, reviews, etc. This Forum is one of a series of new initiatives by the Australian National University to foster research (both in Australia and internationally) on complex systems. The forum is backed up by the complex systems information services already provided to the network by the Facility. See below for more details. Watch for further new services and activities to be announced soon. SUBSCRIBING TO THE MAILING LIST To join the mailing list for complex systems information just send an email message to the automatic list server ... listserv@life.anu.edu.au Your message should include the line subscribe complex (e.g. subscribe complex Joe Bloggs ) Also send any requests (e.g. help, unsubscribe, index etc) to the above address. SENDING INFORMATION TO THE MAILING LIST To distribute an item for public distribution to members of the mailing list, send an electronic mail message to the address ... complex@life.anu.edu.au Remember that ANY message you send to the list will be read by EVERYONE on the list, so be careful about what you say and how you say it! AVOID sending messages that are not intended for public distribution. Send all queries, comments etc to the moderator ... david.green@anu.edu.au ACCESS TO COMPLEX SYSTEMS INFORMATION You can access information on all aspects of complex systems from the information server in the following ways: Anonymous FTP ------------- The information available includes a wide variety of software, bibliographies, preprints on all aspects of complex systems. command line ftp life.anu.edu.au login name anonymous password your electronic mail address path cd /pub/complex_systems Gopher protocol --------------- Besides direct access to all FTP information, the gopher server offers on-line access to relevant newsgroups, on-line databases and direct links to relevant international services. Name=Complex systems Host=life.anu.edu.au Type=1 Port=70 Path=1/complex_systems World Wide Web protocol ----------------------- Besides access to all of the above, the hypermedia server offers introductory tutorials, preprints and papers on-line. The URL for this service is ... http://life.anu.edu.au/complex_systems/complex.html or link via the servers home page ... http://life.anu.edu.au/ _______________________________________________________ For more information contact the moderator ... name Dr David G. Green Address Research School of Biological Sciences & Centre for Information Science Research, Australian National University, GPO Box 475 Canberra 2601 AUSTRALIA Email David.Green@anu.edu.au Phone 61-6-249-2490 (RSBS) / 61-6-249-5031 (ANUSF) 61-6-249-5111 (switch) Fax 61-6-249-4437 (RSBS) / 61-6-247-3425 (ANUSF) ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1993 10:36:33 -0700 From: gjacobs@qualcomm.com (Gary Jacobs) Subject: WCCI '94 Announcement and Call for Papers HARD FACT IN A WORLD OF FANTASY A world of sheer fantasy awaits your arrival at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence next year; our host is Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. Simultaneous Neural Network, Fuzzy Logic and Evolutionary Programming conferences will provide an unprecedented opportunity for technical development while the charms of the nearby Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center attempt to excite your fancies. The role imagination has played in the development of Computational Intelligence techniques is well known; before they became "innovative" the various CI technologies were dismissed as "fantasies" of brilliant minds. Now these tools are real; perhaps it's only appropriate that they should be further explored and their creators honored in a world of the imagination, a world where dreams come true. Share your facts at Disney World; share your imagination. Come to the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence. It's as new as tomorrow. Gary Jacobs gjacobs@qualcomm.com (619)597-5029 voice (619)452-9096 fax ___________________________________________________________________________ ***CALL FOR PAPERS*** ___________________________________________________ IEEE WORLD CONGRESS ON COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks * * FUZZ/IEEE '94 * * IEEE International Symposium on Evolutionary Computation * June 26 - July 2, 1994 Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Lake Buena Vista, Florida Sponsored by the IEEE Neural Networks Council -------------------------------------------------------------------- IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NEURAL NETWORKS Steven K. Rogers, General Chair rogers@afit.af.mil Topics: Applications, architectures, artificially intelligent neural networks, artificial life, associative memory, computational intelligence, cognitive science, embedology, filtering, fuzzy neural systems, hybrid systems, image processing, implementations, intelligent control, learning and memory, machine vision, motion analysis, neurobiology, neurocognition, neurodynamics, optimization, pattern recognition, prediction, robotics, sensation and perception, sensorimotor systems, speech, hearing and language, system identification, supervised and unsupervised learning, tactile sensors, and time series analysis. ------------------------------------------- FUZZ/IEEE '94 Piero P. Bonissone, General Chair bonissone@crd.ge.ge.com Topics: Basic principles and foundations of fuzzy logic, relations between fuzzy logic and other approximate reasoning methods, qualitative and approximate-reasoning modeling, hardware implementations of fuzzy- logic algorithms, design, analysis, and synthesis of fuzzy-logic controllers, learning and acquisition of approximate models, relations between fuzzy logic and neural networks, integration of fuzzy logic and neural networks, integration of fuzzy logic and evolutionary computing, and applications. ------------------------------------------- IEEE CONFERENCE ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION Zbigniew Michalewicz, General Chair zbyszek@mosaic.uncc.edu Topics: Theory of evolutionary computation, evolutionary computation applications, efficiency and robustness comparisons with other direct search algorithms, parallel computer applications, new ideas incorporating further evolutionary principles, artificial life, evolutionary algorithms for computational intelligence, comparisons between different variants of evolutionary algorithms, machine learning applications, evolutionary computation for neural networks, and fuzzy logic in evolutionary algorithms. -------------------------------------------------------------------- INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL THREE CONFERENCES Papers must be received by December 10, 1993. Papers will be reviewed by senior researchers in the field, and all authors will be informed of the decisions at the end of the review proces. All accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Six copies (one original and five copies) of the paper must be submitted. Original must be camera ready, on 8.5x11-inch white paper, one-column format in Times or similar fontstyle, 10 points or larger with one-inch margins on all four sides. Do not fold or staple the original camera-ready copy. Four pages are encouraged. The paper must not exceed six pages including figures, tables, and references, and should be written in English. Centered at the top of the first page should be the complete title, author name(s), affiliation(s) and mailing address(es). In the accompanying letter, the following information must be included: 1) Full title of paper, 2) Corresponding authors name, address, telephone and fax numbers, 3) First and second choices of technical session, 4) Preference for oral or poster presentation, and 5) Presenter's name, address, telephone and fax numbers. Mail papers to (and/or obtain further information from): World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Meeting Management, 5665 Oberlin Drive, #110, San Diego, California 92121, USA (email: 70750.345@compuserve.com, telephone: 619-453-6222). ------------------------------ End of ALife Digest *******************

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