November, 1997

News Journal issue for the entire month

The News Journal issue is assembled from the contributions that have appeared in the successive Newsletters during the present month, with only minor editing. In order to get a quick overview of what has occurred during the month, the easiest is to use the News Digest and its pointers into the online discussion structures. For off-line reading, the News Journal is available and contains the full text of the contributions during the present month. It is available in both HTML and (except for the latest month) in latex-generated postscript. The following table gives the choices:

News Digest frame noframe (Not in postscript)
News Journal frame noframe  Postscript in parts, DRAFT:
 Front page (in color)
 Contents pp 117-158

More details about these alternative editions are at the bottom of this page.

Individual Newsletter issues during this month

The text version of these issues was distributed by electronic mail on the indicated date. At the same time, the online (HTML) version was posted in the present www structure. Minor retroactive corrections of the HTML version may occur. The contents of this Newsletter were entered into the text base (accessed via the News Digest) and were used for composing the News Journal specified above.
Date Email Web Contents
3.11.1997 97016 97016 Questions about articles by Thielscher and Kakas/Miller; Gelfond and Soutchanski in panel discussions
5.11.1997 97017 97017 Miller and Kakas answer to question by Gelfond; Position statement by Geffner; Contribution by Hayes
6.11.1997 97018 97018 Sandewall answer to Hayes; Miller answer to Geffner; Davis answer to Reiter
10.11.1997 97019 97019 Geffner answer to Miller, Provetti question to Kakas and Miller
11.11.1997 97020 97020 Costelli in discussion on Kakas and Miller paper
12.11.1997 97021 97021 Authors Kakas and Miller answer to Costello
13.11.1997 97022 97022 Why is there so little research on modelling dynamic systems, allowing for continuous change?
17.11.1997 97023 97023 Miller, then Doherty about the pros and cons of action description languages
19.11.1997 97024 97024 Lifschitz on the merits of action description languages
21.11.1997 97025 97025 Liberatore article accepted by ETAI referees; Sandewall, Doherty, and Costello answer to Lifschitz
24.11.1997 97026 97026 ETAI acceptance and publication procedure; Q and A about Liberatore article
25.11.1997 97027 97027 KR and ECAI compatibility; Hayes answer to Lifschitz
27.11.1997 97028 97028 Lifschitz answer to Sandewall, Costello, Doherty, Hayes
28.11.1997 97029 97029 Actions and change in an applied conference; Miller and Kakas on ontology of event calculus

More about the alternative editions of the News Journal

The Digest describes in particular what papers have been received and discussed, what panel discussions have been active, and also some other points of particular interest. For access to the specifics, it contains pointers into the vertical structures (covering several months) for the respective discussions.

There online edition of the full News Journal contains the entire set of contributions during the past month in HTML format, which is roughly the same material as the paper edition. The online edition has the disadvantage of a somewhat inferior graphical quality due to the HTML representation, but the advantage of hot links to related information.

By way of comparison, the Digest only contains pointers into the diachronic structures, but the online edition of the News Journal contains the full set of materials.

The on-line versions of the Digest and the News Journal will be maintained over an extended period of time; successive changes are anticipated in order to maintain the validity of the links. Full permanence is neither guaranteed nor desirable. The paper version, on the other hand, will be fixed over time. After its initial assembly and some posteriori update to insure consistency of appearance, the finalized, monthly News Journal issues will be published by the Linköping University Electronic Press.