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> From: "Trevor" <tbatten@chello.nl>
> Subject: Fw: Learning to behave: Workshop
> Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2000 20:44:06 +0200


>
> > SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
> >
> > CELE-Twente Workshops on Natural Language Technology
> >
> > "Learning to Behave"
> >
> > Workshop series on (Human-)Agent Interaction and Agent Learning
> >
> > October 18-20, 2000  "Interacting Agents" (Enschede, The Netherlands)
> > November 22-24, 2000 "Internalising Knowledge" (Ieper, Belgium)
> >
> > ORGANISED BY
> > Parlevink Research Group   & Centre for Evolutionary Language
> > Engineering
> > University of Twente/CTIT    SAIL Port Western Europe
> > Enschede                     Ieper
> > The Netherlands              Belgium
> >
> > INTRODUCTION
> > The Center for Evolutionary Language Engineering (CELE) and the
> > Parlevink
> > research group of the Computer Science department of the University
> > of Twente are organising a two-part workshop series on human-agent
> > interaction and information processing.
> >
> > The workshops will investigate human-agent interaction and knowledge
> > both
> > on the level of the agent's communication with the external environment
> > and
> > the level of the agent's internal processes that guide the modelling and
> >
> > understanding of the external sensory input in the brain.
> >
> > FORMAT
> > The format of both workshops will consist of keynote presentations by
> > experts in the fields combined with presentations of accepted papers.
> > Ample time is allowed for discussion, thus ensuring that both workshops
> > are genuinely interactive events where new ideas and insights can take
> > form via the collaboration of experts with diverse backgrounds.
> >
> > HONORARY CHAIRS
> >
> > Dirk Frimout, CELE
> > Roel Pieper, University of Twente/Lernout&Hauspie
> >
> > PROGRAMME COMMITTEE (preliminary)
> >
> > Anton Nijholt, University of Twente (co-chair)
> > Kristiina Jokinen, CELE (co-chair)
> > Dirk Heylen, University of Twente (co-chair)
> >
> > Elisabet Andre, DFKI, Germany
> > Marc Cavazza, Bradford University, UK
> > Kristina Hook, SICS, Sweden
> > Marc Leman, University of Ghent, Belgium
> > Mahoro Anabuki, Mixed Reality Systems, Yokohama, Japan
> > Risto Miikkulainen, University of Texas at Austin, USA
> > Klaus Obermayer, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
> > Luc Steels, VUB, Belgium
> >
> > ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
> >
> > Stefaan Decorte, CELE
> > Sven Degroeve, CELE
> > Betsy van Dijk, UT
> > Herwig Van Marck, CELE
> >
> > CALLS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
> >
> > Workshop I: Interacting Agents
> > Enschede, October 18-20, 2000
> > -------------------------------
> >
> > The first workshop, Interacting Agents, will focus on the agents'
> > interaction with the environment, the use of conversational
> > strategies, non-verbal communication, turn-taking, protocols,
> > cross-media references, and the effect of context. This involves the
> > study and design of artificial, embodied agents living in a virtual
> > environment that can use language and other forms of communication,
> > such as gesture and gaze, to interact with users and other agents. The
> > goal is to review state of the art research on multi-modal
> > communication and embodied multi-agents.
> >
> > Topics for contributions for the workshop include but are not restricted
> >
> > to the following:
> >
> > - Conversational skills of embodied agents
> > - Agent communication and natural language processing
> > - Non-verbal communication in human-agent interaction, including gaze,
> >   gestures, facial expressions and prosody
> > - Affect and emotion in agents
> > - Empirical evaluation of human-agent interactions
> > - Applications in theatre and e-commerce
> >
> > Workshop II: Internalising Knowledge
> > Ieper, November 22-24, 2000
> > ------------------------------------
> >
> > The second workshop, Internalising Knowledge, concentrates on internal
> > aspects of learning via interaction: computation in brain-like
> > systems. The goal is to investigate cognitive models for information
> > processing and coordination, especially how symbolic processing,
> > conceptualisation and language learning take place in neural
> > models. This includes investigations on the special characteristics of
> > speech and language with respect to the architecture and functional
> > diversity of the brain, cortical organisation and representation of
> > information, as well as on the mechanisms of transforming analogue
> > signals, coming through the senses, into discreet symbols that are
> > used as a means of thought and language.
> >
> > Topics for the second workshop on Internalising Knowledge include
> > but are not restricted to the following:
> >
> > - Emergence of symbolic behaviour in brain-like systems
> > - Cognitive models for human language processing
> > - Perceptual grouping and language patterns
> > - Spatio-temporal learning of musical concepts
> > - Information encoding in brain-inspired models
> > - Language acquisition and development of cognition
> > - Models and algorithms for computational neural architectures
> >
> > SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
> > Researchers working in this domain are invited to email a 2-page
> > abstract (plain ascii format), together with title, affiliation and
> > keywords to ctwlt@cs.utwente.nl. Please mention for which workshop
> > the submission is intended.
> >
> > Invited and accepted papers will be published in the workshop
> > proceedings.
> >
> >                                   +----------------+---------------+
> > IMPORTANT DATES                   | I. Enschede    | II. Ieper     |
> > +---------------------------------+----------------+---------------|
> > |Deadline for submitted abstracts | July 31        | July 31       |
> > |Notification of acceptance       | August 15      | August 15     |
> > |Deadline for camera-ready papers | October 1      | October 16    |
> > |Workshops                        | October 18-20  | November 22-24|
> > +---------------------------------+----------------+---------------+
> >
> > PARTICIPATION/REGISTRATION
> > The registration fee for each workhop is  $175.00. This entitles you to
> > the proceedings, refreshements during the breaks, lunches, and an
> > informal
> > reception. Details about registration, lodging and location will soon
> > become available on the CTWLT website at
> > html://parlevink.cs.utwente.nl/.
> >
> > FURTHER INFORMATION
> > For further information, please contact the organizers at
> > ctwlt@cs.utwente.nl.
> > Information will also be available at http://parlevink.cs.utwente.nl/
> >
>



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