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LINGUIST List 22.1555

Tue Apr 05 2011

Calls: Comp Ling, Cog Sci, Philosophy of Lang/Australia

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Dianne Nguyen , Solomonoff 85th Memorial Conference

Message 1: Solomonoff 85th Memorial Conference
Date: 05-Apr-2011
From: Dianne Nguyen <Dianne.Nguyenmonash.edu>
Subject: Solomonoff 85th Memorial Conference
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Full Title: Solomonoff 85th Memorial Conference

Date: 30-Nov-2011 - 02-Dec-2011
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Contact Person: David Dowe
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.Solomonoff85thMemorial.monash.edu/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Philosophy of Language

Call Deadline: 20-May-2011

Meeting Description:

The Solomonoff 85th Memorial Conference is to celebrate the work of Ray
Solomonoff (1926-2009), whose algorithmic probability (ALP) and algorithmic
information theory (AIT) work from the early 1960s is gaining increasing
use in a variety of fields within linguistics, philosophy of
science/language and also cognitive science - as also are the related field
of Minimum Message Length (MML) from the 1960s and the related Minimum
Description Length (MDL) from the late 1970s.

General and Program Chair:

David Dowe, Monash University, Australia

Program Committee:

Andrew Barron, Statistics, Yale University, USA
Greg Chaitin, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Fouad Chedid, Notre Dame University, Lebanon
Bertrand Clarke, Medical Statistics, University of Miami, USA
A. Phil Dawid, Statistics, Cambridge University, UK
Peter Gacs, Boston University, USA
Alex Gammerman, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
John Goldsmith, Linguistics, University of Chicago, USA
Marcus Hutter, Australian National University, Australia
Leonid Levin, Boston University, USA
Ming Li, Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Canada
John McCarthy, Stanford University, USA (Turing Award winner)
Marvin Minsky, MIT, USA (Turing Award winner)
Kee Siong Ng, ANU & EMC Corp, Australia
Juergen Schmidhuber, IDSIA, Switzerland
Farshid Vahid, Econometrics, Monash University, Australia
Paul Vitanyi, CWI, The Netherlands
Vladimir Vovk, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK


Dianne Nguyen, Monash University, Australia

Call for Papers:

This is a multi-disciplinary conference based on the wide range of
applications of work related to or inspired by that of Ray Solomonoff, such
as artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics and philosophy,
linguistics, computer science, data mining, computational intelligence,
computational science, computational linguistics, collective intelligence, etc.

The contributions sought for the conference are the above mentioned themes
and/or anything (else) directly or at least indirectly comparing with or
building upon Solomonoff's work.

You will find more information about the Conference at the following
Website: http://www.Solomonoff85thMemorial.monash.edu/

For more details on how to submit a paper(s), please refer to the
Submission Page at:


Important Dates:

Deadline for submission: 20 May 2011
Notification of acceptance: 10 August 2011
Receipt of camera-ready copy: 5 September 2011

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