LINGUIST List 9.1244

Wed Sep 9 1998

Calls: EuroGP'99, CL Journal

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  1. Bill Langdon, EuroGP'99
  2. Kemal Oflazer, Special Issue CL Journal / Finite State Methods ...

Message 1: EuroGP'99

Date: Tue, 08 Sep 1998 16:51:31 +0100
From: Bill Langdon <>
Subject: EuroGP'99



 GOTEBORG, 26-27 May, 1999

Genetic Programming (GP) is a new branch of Evolutionary Computation
in which the structures in the population being evolved are computer
programs. GP has been applied successfully to a large number of
difficult problems like automatic design, pattern recognition, robotic
control, synthesis of neural networks, symbolic regression, music and
picture generation, etc.

EuroGP'99 is the biggest event entirely devoted to Genetic Programming
to be held in Europe, the second of its kind after EuroGP'98 which
took place this year in Paris. The aims are to give European and
non-European researchers in the area of genetic programming as well as
people from industry an opportunity to present their latest research
and discuss current developments and applications. The event will be
held at Chalmers University of Technology in Goteborg, Sweden.

The workshop is sponsored by EvoNet, the Network of Excellence in
Evolutionary Computing, and is one of the activities of EvoGP, the
EvoNet working group on Genetic Programming. It will be held in
conjunction with five other major European events:

* EvoRobot'99, the second European workshop on evolutionary robotics,
* EvoIASP'99, the first European workshop on evolutionary image
analysis and signal processing,
* EuroECTel'99, the first European workshop on evolutionary
* EvoStim'99, the first European workshop on evolutionary sheduling
and time-tabling,
* EvoSCONDI'99, the first European workshop on evolutionary
computation for systems, control and drives industry,

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Theoretical developments
Experimental results on performance and behaviour of GP runs
New algorithms, representations and operators
Novel applications of GP to real-life problems
Hybrid architectures including GP components
Comparisons with other machine learning or program-induction
New libraries and implementations

The workshop will consist of:

A tutorial on GP by John Koza
An invited talk
Oral and poster sessions with periods for discussion
Software demos and industrial stands

Fees: Registration fees are still being finalised and will be
publicised shortly.

Registration to EuroGP'99 will include free non-transferable
registration to EvoRobot'99, EvoIASP'99, EuroECTel'99, EvoStim'99 and
EvoSCONDI'99 (and vice versa).

A reduced registration rate will be available for students.


To submit, send your manuscript (max length: 10 A4 pages) to one of
the co-chairs, Riccardo Poli and Peter Nordin, in PostScript
(preferably compressed and uuencoded) BY EMAIL (see addresses below)
not later than December 15, 1998. The papers will be peer reviewed by
at least two members of the program committee. Authors will be
notified via email on the results of the review by January 15, 1999.

The authors of accepted papers will have four weeks to improve their
paper on the basis of the reviewers' comments and will be asked to
send a camera ready version of their manuscripts in LNCS format (12
pages recommended, 15 pages max) by February 15th, 1999. The papers
accepted will appear in the workshop proceedings, published by
Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, which will
be available at the workshop.

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Organising Committee:

* Riccardo Poli, The University of Birmingham, UK (Program co-chair)
* Peter Nordin, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (Program
 co-chair) e-mail:
* Terry Fogarty, Napier University, UK (Publication chair) e-mail:

* William B. Langdon, The University of Birmingham, UK (Publicity
 chair) e-mail:
* Mats Nordahl Chalmers University of Technology (Local chair) email:
* Kristian Lindgren Chalmers University of Technology (Local chair)

Programme Committee:

* Lee Altenberg, University of Hawai`i at Manoa
* Peter Angeline, Natural Selection, New York, USA
* Wolfgang Banzhaf, University of Dortmund, Germany
* Tobias Blickle, Saarbruecken, Germany
* Marco Dorigo, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
* Gusz Eiben, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
* Terry Fogarty, Napier University, UK
* James A. Foster
* Frederic Gruau, Center Voor Wiskunde en Informatica, The Netherlands
* Tom Haynes,
* Hitoshi Iba, University of Tokyo, Japan
* W. B. Langdon, The University of Birmingham, UK
* Kristian Lindgren, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
* Nic McPhee
* Jean-Arcady Meyer, Ecole Normale Superieure, France
* Mats Nordahl, Chalmers University of Technology Sweden
* Peter Nordin, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
* Una-May O'Reilly, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
* Riccardo Poli, The University of Birmingham, UK
* Conor Ryan, University of Limerick, Ireland
* Justinian Rosca, Siemens, USA
* Marc Schoenauer, Ecole Polytechnique, France
* Michele Sebag, Ecole Polytechnique, France
* Terry Soule, St. Cloud State University, USA
* Andrea Tettamanzi, Genetica, Italy
* Marco Tomassini, Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland
* Hans-Michael Voigt, Center for Applied Computer Science, Berlin,
* Byoung-Tak Zhang, Seoul National University, Korea


Main Aula, Goteborg University, Vasaparken, Goteborg Directions can be
found on the Web site of the workshops.

Information on Goteborg the friendly city and soksidor.


Some prices for May 99 are still approximate. Breakfast usually

* Maria Erikssons Pensionat, Chalmersgatan 27, , +46 31 20 70 30,
395-595 SEK, Dorm 200SEK-250SEK, +46 31 166463, Distance 100 m
* Hotel Flora, Gronsakstorget 2, +46 31 13 86 16, Fax +46 31 13 24 08,
 360-850 SEK,, up to 6 beds in a few
 rooms,Distance 600m

* Hotel Vanilj, Kyrkogatan 38, +46 31 7116220, Fax: +46 31 7116230,, 595-895 SEK , 4 beds 1295 SEK, 
 Distance 300m

* Hotel Posseidon, Storgatan 33, +49 31 10 05 50, Fax: +49 31 13 83
 91,Single 890 SEK, Double 1250,, Distance 200m

* Hotel Mornington, 800 SEK, Kungsportsavenyn 9,, +49 31 176540, Fax +49 31 711 
 34 39, Distance 200m
* Hotel Excelsior, Karl Gustavsgatan 7, +46 31 17 54 35, Fax +46 31 
 17 54 39, email:, 
 http://www.tripnet/excelsior, 625-792 SEK, Distance 150m
* Hotel Rubinen Kungsportavenyn 24, +46 31 81 08 00, Fax +46 31 167586,,, 1295-1965 SEK, Distance 300m

Local arrangements:

In case help is needed regarding venue and/or accommodation, please

Peter Nordin
Institute of Physical Resource Theory
Chalmers University of Technology
S-412 96 Goteborg, SWEDEN


Submission deadline: 15 December 1999
Notification of acceptance: 15 January 1999
Camera ready papers for workshop: 15 February 1999
Workshop: 26-27 May 1999

Workshop Web Site:


Riccardo Poli
post: Riccardo Poli
School of Computer Science
The University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
Tel: +44-121-414-3739 FAX: +44-121-414-4281

Peter Nordin
Institute of Physical Resource Theory
Chalmers University of Technology
S-412 96 Goteborg, SWEDEN
+46 31 607213, Fax +46 31 607201 8 September 1998
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Message 2: Special Issue CL Journal / Finite State Methods ...

Date: Tue, 08 Sep 1998 18:02:16 -0600
From: Kemal Oflazer <>
Subject: Special Issue CL Journal / Finite State Methods ...

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Recent years has seen a substantial increase in the use of finite
state techniques in many aspects of natural language processing as
mature tools for building large scale finite-state systems from
various research laboratories and universities become available. This
trend was by no means foreseen as late as ten years ago given the
well-known demonstration by Noam Chomsky in 1957 that finite-state
methods are inherently incapable of representing the full richness of
constructions in a natural language. Nevertheless, it is evident now
that there are many subsets of natural language that are adequately
covered by finite-state means and that there are many other areas
where finite-state approximations of more powerful formalisms are of
great practical benefit.

As a follow-up to the FSMNLP'98, International Workshop on Finite
State Methods in Natural Language Processing, it was proposed that a
collection of papers in this area be published as a special issue of
the Computational Linguistics journal. We would to encourage authors
of the papers presented at this workshop, as well as all others who
would like to contribute, to submit full versions of their papers for
consideration for this special issue.

Guest Editors: 

Lauri Karttunen (Xerox Research Centre Europe,France)
Kemal Oflazer (Bilkent University, Turkey)

Guest Editorial Board

Eric Brill (Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA) 
Eva Ejerhed (Umea University, Sweden) 
Ronald M. Kaplan (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, CA, USA) 
Martin Kay (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, CA, USA) 
George Kiraz (Bell Laboratories, NJ, USA) 
Andrs Kornai (BBN, MA, USA) 
Mehryar Mohri (AT&T Labs Research, NJ, USA) 
Mark-Jan Nederhof (DFKI, Germany) 
Atro Voutilainen (University of Helsinki, Finland) 

Submission Details

Please submit 6 copies of your hard-copy manuscript to

 Lauri Karttunen
 Xerox Research Centre Europe
 6 Chemin de Maupertuis
 Meylan, 38240, France

by Monday, October 19, 1998. 

The format of the submission should follow the general submission
requirements of the Journal. Manuscripts for Computational Linguistics
should be submitted on letter-size paper (8.5 by 11 inches, or A4),
double-spaced throughout, including footnotes and references. The
paper should begin with an informative abstract of approximately
150-250 words. Manuscripts must be written in English.
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