Open Calls and Announcements

TUTORIAL |  AAAI 2018
Thirty-Second Conference on Artificial Intelligence — AAAI 2018, New Orleans, USA



Cognitive Vision — On Deep Semantics in Visuo-Spatial Computing


Tutorial Presenters:
Mehul Bhatt and Jakob Suchan


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CoDesign 2017 \ Minds. Experiences. Technologies.

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CoDesign 2017 — The Bremen Summer of Cognition and Design
http://hcc.uni-bremen.de/codesign2017/

CoDesign 2017 consists of mutually complementary events in the areas of:

  • artificial intelligence
  • visuo-spatial cognition
  • multimodality and interaction
  • design computing and cognition
  • design creativity
  • human-behaviour studies

Agenda
CoDesign 2017 offers a series of seminars and lectures by leading international researchers, workshops & symposia, tutorials, experiments in visual perception, and public lectures & exhibitions. Spatial cognition and computation, embodied design thinking, and human-centred design engineering from the viewpoints of diverse design domains are of prime focus. Design domains being considered include architecture and the built environment, product design, (digital) narrative media design, and visual art design in its many diverse forms. The synthesis of visuo-locomotive cognitive experience from the viewpoint of integrated computational and empirical evidence-based methods is of special interest.


What: Seminars \ Lectures \ Workshops \ Tutorials \ Symposium \ Public Exhibition \ Experiments
Where: University of Bremen \ Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) \ Haus Der Wissenschaft Bremen \ Berlin \ Melbourne \ Mumbai

Contact: HCC Lab. Department of Computer Science, University of Bremen
\ info@hcc.uni-bremen.de \ http://hcc.uni-bremen.de/

Google Summer of Code 2017 \ Red Hen Lab

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Past Events / Calls

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COGNITION x 3 | Cognitive Vision

Special Track on:

COGNITIVE VISION
— Integrated Vision and AI for Embodied Perception and Interaction.

at IEA/AIE 2017 (France): The 30th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering, Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems

Special Track Chair:
Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany)

IEA/AIE 2017 will take place at the Université d’Artois in Arras, close to Paris, a beautiful old Flemish-style town in the Northern part of France.

CFP
: www
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COGNITION x 3 | Human Behaviour

Special Issue on:

SEMANTIC INTERPRETATION OF MULTI-MODAL HUMAN BEHAVIOUR DATA
— Making Sense of Events | Activities | Processes

KI - German Journal on Artificial Intelligence
Guest Editors:

Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany)
Kristian Kersting (TU Dortmund, Germany)

CFP
: www
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COGNITION x 3 | Artificial Minds

Special Issue on: Cognitive Architectures for Artificial Minds

as part of: Journal of Cognitive Systems Research.


Guest Editors:

Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany)
Antonio Lieto (University of Turin and ICAR-CNR, Italy)
Alessandro Oltramari (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
David Vernon (University of Skövde, Sweden)

CFP
: www
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HCC 2016 | HUMAN-CENTRED COMPUTING
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL. BREMEN
http://hcc.uni-bremen.de/school2016/

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TWO TUTORIALS | ECAI 2016
European Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2016., THE HAGUE — HOLLAND


#1
SPOTLIGHT TUTORIAL ON:

Cognitive Vision — On Deep Semantics in Visuo-Spatial Computing


Tutorial Presenters:
Mehul Bhatt, and Jakob Suchan., University of Bremen, Germany



#2 SPOTLIGHT TUTORIAL ON:

Declarative Spatial Reasoning — Theory | Methods | Applications

Tutorial Presenters:
Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany)
Carl Schultz (University of Münster, Germany)
Przemyslaw Andrzej Walega (University of Warsaw, Poland)
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AIC 2016 - Artificial Intelligence and Cognition
International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Cognition, 4th Edition
an official workshop of the BICA 2016, 7th Conference on
Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures. July 17th-18th, 2016. www

Co-Chairs:
Antonio Lieto, University of Turin and ICAR-CNR (Palermo), Italy
Mehul Bhatt, University of Bremen, Germany
Alessandro Oltramari, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
David Vernon, University of Sköwde, Sweden

AIC 2016 will be hosted as a part of BICA 2016 Conference within the unified Human-Level Artificial Intelligence Framework event (HLAI-2016) at the New School Center for Transformative Media in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, NY, USA.
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HCC Lab Student Day.
Summer Semester 2016

ADVISORS
Mehul Bhatt. Jakob Suchan. Vasiliki Kondyli

SPACE-TIME
Tuesday August 4 2016.
09:00 onwards | Cartesium - ROTUNDE

Info.
www
Programe. PDF
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Three Events Three Cities

THREE EVENTS. THREE CITIES | VISUO-SPATIAL THINKING 2015
An Initiative of:
The DesignSpace Group.
www.design-space.org/Next/

Download announcement: PDF

Three Events. Three Cities | Buenos Aires

Workshop:
Spatio-Temporal Dynamics (STeDy 2015)

at IJCAI 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

We are pleases to announce the International Workshop on Spatio-Temporal Dynamics (STeDy 2015) as a two-day event at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2015) to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Workshop Chairs:
Mehul Bhatt, University of Bremen, Germany
Hans Guesgen, Massey University, New Zealand

STeDy URL. www
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Three Events. Three Cities | Rome

Symposium on:

Human Behaviour, Design, and the Built Environment
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The Case of Visuo-Spatial Cognition and Computation
6th International Conference on Spatial Cognition: “Space and Situated Cognition” (ICSC) 2015
Rome (Italy), 7-11 September 2015. www

Symposium Speakers:

  • Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen; and DFKI Bremen, Germany)
  • Yehuda Kalay (Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • Juval Portugali (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
  • Carl Schultz (University of Münster, Germany)
  • Barbara Tversky (Stanford University; Columbia Teachers College, United States)

Symosium information: PDF
ICSC 2015

Three Events. Three Cities | Santa Fe

Tutorial:
Commonsense Visuo-Spatial Reasoning: Theory and Applications

at the International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT) 2015
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Oct 12 - 16, 2015.
www

Tutorial Presenters:

Mehul Bhatt, University of Bremen, Germany
Carl Schultz, University of Münster, Germany

Tutorial details: PDF
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DesignSpace Student Day.
Summer Semester 2015 (14 TALKS x 20 MINUTES x Beer afterwards)

ADVISORS
Mehul Bhatt. Jakob Suchan

SPACE-TIME
Tuesday 21 July 2015.
10:00 - 13:00 | Cartesium - ROTUNDE
14:00 - 17:30 | Cartesium - 0.01

Info. www
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Special Issue on: Cognitive Robotics
in the Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence (JETAI)


Guest Editors:
Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany)
Esra Erdem (Sabanci University, Turkey)
Fredrik Heintz (Linköping University, Sweden)
Michal Spranger (SONY CSL, Japan)

CFP: PDF
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Special Track on: Commonsense Cognitive Robotics
PRICAI 2014: 13th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Dec 1 - 5, 2014

Chairs:
Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany)
Michael Spranger (Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Tokyo, Japan)


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DesignSemantics SIG Workshop 2014
Bari, ITALY
June 30-July 2 2014

Workshop Chairs:
Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany)
John Bateman (University of Bremen, Germany)
Domenico Camarda (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)
Francesca Lisi (Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy)

http://www.designsemantics.org
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Human-Centered Spatial Design
A Roundtable Meeting in Preparation of a DFG SPP / Priority Program
July 11, 2014., DFG, Bonn, Germany

(By invitation only)

Co-Initiators:
Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany)
André Borrmann (TUM, Germany)
Christoph Hölscher (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Christian Freksa (University of Bremen, Germany)
Christoph Schlieder (University of Bamberg, Germany)

Preceding preparatory meeting:
Design Meeting 2014
http://designmeeting.informatik.uni-bremen.de
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Inquiry & Research Intensive:

UNIVERSAL DESIGN AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
COGNITIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND EDUCATIONAL DISCOURSE FOR PEOPLE-CENTERED SPATIAL THINKING & ARCHITECTURE DESIGN

Conveners:
Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany)
Carl Schultz (University of Bremen, Germany)
Gena English (New Parkland Hospital, Dallas Texas, USA)
Lori McGilberry (Corgan Associates Inc., Dallas Texas, USA)
Rodrigo Mora (FAAD Universidad Diego Portales, Chile)

VENUE
Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference 2014 (edra45neworleans)
May 28 - 31 2014., Astor Crowne Plaza in the French Quarter, New Orleans, USA
Inquiry & Research Intensive (#5) - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

http://www.design-space.org/edra45/
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Design Meeting 2014: Spatial Design, Cognition, and Technology
University of Bremen, Germany
March 10-11, 2014

(participation by invitation)

Workshop Chairs:
Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany)
Christoph Hoelscher (ETH Zurich, Switterland)
Christian Freksa (University of Bremen, Germany)
Christoph Schlieder (University of Bamberg, Germany)

http://designmeeting.informatik.uni-bremen.de
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Course on:

Human-Centered Cognitive Computing for Assistive Technologies (HC3)
- The Case of Commonsense, Space, and Change

as part of:

International Spatial Cognition Summer Institute (ISCSI) 2013
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)., August 11-25, 2013
iscsi.spatial.ucsb.edu


Participation
Subject to selection process of ISCSI-13. Applications of interest may be submitted to Prof. Dan Montello (UCSB). Participants in the HC3 are expected to have an interest in artificial intelligence, spatial cognition, and cognitive systems. Prior experience is not required, but will certainly be a bonus.

Course schedule. www
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27th International Qualitative Reasoning (QR) Workshop
Schloss Etelsen, Langwedel (near Bremen), Germany

Dates: August 27-30 2013


QR 2013 Chairs
:
Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany)
Peter Struss (Technische Universität München)
Christian Freksa (University of Bremen, Germany)


www
. http://qr13.informatik.uni-bremen.de/


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STAMI Edition: STAMI 2013

International Workshop:
Space, Time and Ambient Intelligence (STAMI), AAAI 2013.

at Twenty-Seventh AAAI Conference (AAAI-13), Bellevue, Washington USA.
July 14–18, 2013.



Co-Chairs:

Mehul Bhatt, University of Bremen, Germany
Hans Guesgen (Massey University, New Zealand)
Diane J. Cook (Washington State University)


STAMI Series: http://cindy.informatik.uni-bremen.de/cosy/stami/
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Inquiry & Research Intensive:

Holistic Spatial Design

- Functional tool-sets as repositories of people-centered spatial design principles

at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference
edra44providence, Seattle, USA


Convener:
Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany)

Detailed information: http://www.sfbtr8.spatial-cognition.de/cosy/events/edra44/
(accreditation by: American Institute of Architects (AIA), CES, LA CES.
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Workshop:
SHAPES 2.0. The Shape of Things

at the World Congress and School on Universal Logic

This workshop will provide an interdisciplinary platform for the discussion of all topics connected to shape (broadly understood): perspectives from psycho-linguistics, ontology, computer science, mathematics, aesthetics, cognitive science and beyond are welcome to contribute and participate in the workshop. We seek to facilitate a discussion between researchers from all disciplines interested in representing shape and reasoning about it. This includes formal, cognitive, linguistic, engineering and/or philosophical aspects of space, as well as their application in the sciences and in the arts.

Co-Chairs:

Oliver Kutz (University of Bremen, Germany)
Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany)
Paulo Santos (FEI Brazil)
Stefano Borgo (KRDB Free University of Bolzano, Italy)


Detailed information: SHAPES 2.0
UniLog 2013. www
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Workshop:
Spatio-Temporal Dynamics (STeDy 2012)

at the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2012)
August 27-31 2012, Montpellier, France.

We are please to announce the International Workshop on Spatio-Temporal Dynamics (STeDy 2012) as a two-day event at the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2012), Montpellier, France.

Workshop Chairs:
Mehul Bhatt, University of Bremen, Germany
Hans Guesgen, Massey University, New Zealand
Ernest Davis, New York University, USA

STeDy URL. www
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Tutorial and Workshop:
Spatial and Temporal Reasoning

at Indian School on Logic and its Applications (ISLA)
January 9-20 2012, Manipal (near Mangalore)

We are please to announce a Tutorial+Workshop on Spatial and Temporal Representation and Reasoning at the Indian School on Logic and its Applications (ISLA) 2012. This event will be scheduled at the start of ISLA, beginning Jan 9 2012.

Students from all disciplines of computer science and logic are welcome to participate. We encourage participants to get in contact with us before the school, should there be questions, comments, or suggestions for the inclusion of certain topics of interest.

Please note that *registration* and *breakfast+lunch* are free, and participation is subject to the general requirements for ISLA 2012. Please consult the school website for further details.


Co-Chairs:

Shyamanta Hazarika (Tezpur University, India)
Mehul Bhatt, University of Bremen, Germany

Detailed information: [ ISLA 2012 ]
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Symposium on:
Spatial Cognition for Architectural Design

November 2011, New York, USA

This symposium provides a platform to discuss the cognitive and computational foundations that would underlie the development of next-generation design systems, design practices, and designer-centred assistive frameworks & technologies encompassing the multi-faceted nature of professional architectural design. The symposium particularly focusses on aspects of (architectural) spatial cognition and spatial computing that relate to processes of Design Tools and Assistive Frameworks, real-world Design Practice, and Design Learning & Education.

Co-Chairs:

Mehul Bhatt, University of Bremen, Germany
Christoph Hölscher, University of Freiburg, Germany
Thomas F. Shipley, Temple University, USA

Detailed information: [ SCAD 2011 ]
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Special Issue: Computing for Spatial Design Assistance
as a part of:

Automation in Construction: An international research journal published by Elsevier

The topical and thematic focus of the proposed issue builds on the interactions and results achieved at the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Meeting on Computing for Spatial Design, Architecture, and Construction Informatics. The meeting was held from 28-30 June at Scholss Etelsen, Langwedel (near Bremen), Germany.

Issue Editors:
Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany)
Robert Amor (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
André Borrmann (Technische Universität München, Germany)
Jakob Beetz (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Editor-in-Chief:
Miroslaw J. Skibniewski

Detailed call and information:

As of July 2011:
Impact Factor: 1.311
5-Year Impact Factor: 1.452
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Workshop:
SHAPES 1.0. The Shape of Things

Context 2011, Karlsruhe, Germany

This workshop will provide an interdisciplinary platform for the discussion of all topics connected to shape (broadly understood): perspectives from psycho-linguistics, ontology, computer science, mathematics, aesthetics, cognitive science and beyond are welcome to contribute and participate in the workshop. We seek to facilitate a discussion between researchers from all disciplines interested in representing shape and reasoning about it. This includes formal, cognitive, linguistic, engineering and/or philosophical aspects of space, as well as their application in the sciences and in the arts.

Co-organizers:

Janna Hastings (European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK; University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Oliver Kutz (Spatial Cognition Research Center (SFB/TR 8), University of Bremen, Germany)
Stefano Borgo (Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA) , Trento; KRDB Free University of Bolzano, Italy)
Mehul Bhatt (Cognitive Systems (CoSy). University of Bremen, Germany)

Detailed information: SHAPES 1.0
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Call for Book Chapters:
Situational Awareness for Assistive Technologies



Publisher: Series on Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (AISE), IOS Press.
Indexing: Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI) Citation Index

Detailed information: [ SA-Assist-Tech 2011 ]
Download: [ Promotional Flyer ]
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Tutorial on:

Recognising Behaviour in a Spatio-Temporal Context
at AAAI 2011, San Fransisco, USA

Co-presenters:
Mehul Bhatt, University of Bremen, Germany
Hans Guesgen, Massey University, New Zealand
Stephen Marsland, Massey University, New Zealand

Tutorial url: http://cindy.informatik.uni-bremen.de/cosy/stami/aaai-11-tutorial/
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STAMI Edition: STAMI 2011

International Workshop: Space, Time and Ambient Intelligence (STAMI)
Co-located with IJCAI 2011, Barcelona, Spain

Co-organizers with:

Mehul Bhatt, University of Bremen, Germany
Hans Guesgen (Massey University, New Zealand)
Juan Carlos Augusto (University of Ulster, United Kingdom)


STAMI Series: http://cindy.informatik.uni-bremen.de/cosy/stami/
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Design Meeting (by invitation).

Interdisciplinary collaborative meeting on:
Computing for Spatial Design, Architecture, and Construction Informatics
29-30 June. Schloss Etelsen, Langwedel (near Bremen), Germany


Organising co-chairs
:

Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany)
Robert Amor (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
André Borrmann (Technische Universität München, Germany)
Jakob Beetz (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)


url: http://cindy.informatik.uni-bremen.de/cosy/events/design-meeting/
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Workshop on Spatio-Temporal Dynamics, ECAI 2010

A workshop on 'Spatial-Temporal Dynamics' will be held at ECAI 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.

Co-organized with:
Hans Guesgen (Massey University, New Zealand)
Shyamanta Hazarika (Tezpur University, India)

Workshop url:
http://cindy.informatik.uni-bremen.de/cosy/events/ecai10
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Call for Papers: Journal of Spatial Cognition and Computation

We invite contributions for a special issue of the Journal of Spatial Cognition and Computation broadly focusing on the ‘EMERGING APPLICATIONS OF SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL REASONING'.

Publisher site:
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=1387-5868&linktype=38

Guest Editors: Mehul Bhatt, Hans Guesgen, Stefan Woefl, Shyamanta Hazarika
Editors in Chief: Anthony Cohn, Daniel Montello


Latest update (Sep 2009): The Journal of Spatial Cognition and Computation has been accepted by Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI), and will be listed in both the Social Sciences Citation Index and Current Contents/ Social & Behavioral Sciences. JSCC will receive its first Impact Factor in June 2011. Coverage begins retrospectively starting Volume 8, Issue 1 (2008).
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Call for Papers: Journal of Universal Computer Science

We invite contributions for a special issue of the Journal of Universal Computer Science, focusing on the recent ‘‘ADVANCES IN SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL REASONING': contributions reporting new theoretical advances related to any aspect of spatial and temporal reasoning, construction of new spatial calculi that serve application-specific needs, the formal modeling of dynamically varying spatial knowledge, the role of commonsense reasoning and non-monotonic forms of inference in a spatial context, and techniques and tools that are consistent with standard results within the community from an ontological and computational viewpoint.
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Workshop: Space, Time and Ambient Intelligence (STAMI 2009)

Co-located with COSIT 2009, Aber Wrac'h (Centre de la Mer), France

Co-organized with:
Hans Guesgen (Massey University, New Zealand)

STAMI Series: http://cindy.informatik.uni-bremen.de/cosy/stami/
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IJCAI 2009 - Workshop on Spatial and Temporal Reasoning

A workshop on Spatial and Temporal Reasoning will be held at IJCAI 2009, Pasadena, California, US.

Co-organized with:
Hans Guesgen (Massey University, New Zealand

Further information: http://www-ist.massey.ac.nz/hwguesgen/spacetime/ijcai09strws/
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