LINGUIST List 10.1087

Fri Jul 16 1999

Calls: Information Access, Non-native Discourse

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  1. Nicolas Masson, RIAO 2000 Preliminary Announcement
  2. Lyn Repath-Martos, Non-native Discourse (ial, UCLA)

Message 1: RIAO 2000 Preliminary Announcement

Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 16:56:45 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Nicolas Masson <>
Subject: RIAO 2000 Preliminary Announcement

				RIAO 2000

		Content-Based Multimedia Information Access

				Paris, France

				April 2000

			Preliminary Announcement

Organized by:

Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales d'Informatique Documentaire
(C.I.D., France) & Center for the Advanced Study of Information
Systems, Inc (C.A.S.I.S., USA)

With the collaboration of AII, ASIS, ELRA, Elsnet, ESCA, Francil (preliminary 


The RIAO (Recherche d'Informations Assistee par Ordinateur =
Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval) International Conference is
held every 3 years. Sites for the conference have been Grenoble
(1985), Boston (1988), Barcelona (1991), New York (1994) and Montreal
(1997). Paris will host the next RIAO conference in Spring 2000. The
conference is organized by the Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales
d'Informatique Documentaire (C.I.D.) and the Center for the Advanced
Study of Information Systems (C.A.S.I.S.).

The theme of the conference is "Content-Based Multimedia Information
Access". The conference scope will range from the traditional
processing of text documents to the rapidly growing field of automatic
indexing and retrieval of images and speech and, more generally, to
all processing of audio-visual and multimedia information on various
supports, including the net. The conference is of interest for several
scientific communities, including Information Retrieval, Natural
Language Processing, Spoken Language Processing, Computer Vision,
Human-Computer Interaction and Digital Libraries. RIAO 2000 will,
thereby, serve as a forum for synergetic initiatives and
forward-looking applications.

The Scientific Committee will select the papers and the Application
Committee will select the innovative applications and products to be
presented at the conference. In order to support the
multi-disciplinary goals of the conference, these international
committees include representatives of different scientific

RIAO 2000 will present recent scientific research advances,
demonstrations of prototypes resulting from this research as well as
the most innovative products now appearing on the market. A worldwide
Call for Papers is addressed to researchers engaged in academic or
industrial research. The associated Call for Applications is addressed
to companies and public organizations developing or marketing hardware
or software related to the conference topics.

RIAO 2000 Conference Topics:
Under the theme "Content-Based Multimedia Information Access", the following 
topics are among those included for the Communications and for Innovative 
Application Demonstrations:

Document processing:
	Hypertextual and Hypermedia documents
	Human-Computer Interaction for document handling
	Textual and voice-based annotation creation and retrieval
	Digital libraries
	AI techniques for document generation and consultation
	Multimodal and transmodal human-machine communication

Information Retrieval:
	Information retrieval systems and methods
	Document search over the internet
	Text Mining
	Information and document routing/profiling/alerting
	Document classification

Spoken Language Processing:
	Voice-based document segmentation and transcription
	Voice-based document indexing and retrieval
	Identification of language of speaker
	Speaker recognition
	Audio Mining
	Non-verbal sound processing (music, noise...)

Natural Language Processing:
	Information extraction 
	NLP techniques for document processing
	Terminology extraction and analysis
	Automatic thesaurus construction
	Multilingual and crosslingual document handling
	Machine translation of documents
	Automatic summarization
	Identification of language of text

Image processing:
	Automatic indexing and retrieval of visual documents
	Computer graphics for document generation and consultation
	Segmentation and indexing of visual data
	Face, gaze and expression recognition
	Character recognition in visual documents
	Image Mining
	Video indexing and retrieval

System architecture:
	Multi-agent architecture, search agents 
	Intelligent agents, Androids and Avatars 

Usage and best practice:
	Socio-economics of information retrieval
	Quantitative, qualitative and comparative evaluation
	Coding standards and Quality of Services
	Security and privacy
	Cognitive aspects, Human Factors and Ergonomics
	Legal aspects of multimedia document handling
	Multimedia and multimodal resources


	Computer-aided information access for the handicapped
	Multimedia systems for medical applications
	Image Guided Surgery and Augmented Reality
	Medical documents archiving and retrieval
	Transmodal information access systems
	Telephone-based, nomad and in-vehicle systems
	Intelligent systems for call-center reporting
	Customized customer support (Aerospace product manuals...) 
	Strategic and technology watch & Business Intelligence
	Real-Time information access for financial markets
	Information access for decision aid systems
	Multimodal Geographical Information Systems
	Television and Radio Broadcast Archiving and Browsing... 

Call for Papers

The papers will be reviewed by the International Scientific Committee.

RIAO 2000 International Scientific Committee (preliminary list, as of July 15, 
1999) :

Co-Chairs : Joseph Mariani (LIMSI-CNRS, France) and Donna Harman (NIST, USA)

Jean-Claude Bassano (University of Orleans, France) 
Alain Berthoz (LPPA, College de France, France) 
Patrick Bouthemy (IRISA, France) 
George Carayannis (ILSP, Greece) 
Francine Chen (Xerox, USA) 
Bruce Croft (University of Massachusets, USA) 
Franciska de Jong (University of Twente,The Netherlands) 
Susan Dumais (Microsoft, USA) 
David Evans (CMU and Claritech, USA) 
Christian Fluhr (CEA, France) 
Hiroya Fujisaki (Science University of Tokyo, Japan) 
Pascale Fung (University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
Sadaoki Furui (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) 
Edouard Geoffrois (DGA/CTA, France) 
Jean-Paul Haton (LORIA, France) 
Alex Hauptman (CMU, USA) 
Ulrich Heid (University of Stuttgart, Germany) 
Roland Hjerppe (Mid Sweden University, Sweden) 
Christian Jacquemin (LIMSI-CNRS, France) 
Mun Kew Leong ( Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore) 
Judith Klavans (Columbia University, USA) 
Wessel Kraaij (TNO-TPD, The Netherlands) 
Francis Kubala (BBN, USA) 
Gianni Lazzari (IRST, Italy) 
Alain Leger (CNET- France Telecom, France)
R. Manmatha (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Richard Marcus (MIT, USA) 
Mark Maybury (MITRE, USA) 
Franck Nack (GMD IPSI, Germany) 
Klaus Netter (DFKI, Germany) 
Jian-Yun Nie (University of Montreal, Canada) 
Douglas Oard (University of Maryland, USA) 
Georges Quenot (CLIPS, France) 
Dragutin Petkovic (IBM, USA)
K. J. Ray Liu (University of Maryland, USA)
Ze'ev Rivlin (Natural Speech Communication, Israel) 
Arnold Smeulders (ISIS, UvA, The Netherlands)
Karen Spark-Jones (CUED, UK) 
Evelyne Tzoukermann (Lucent technologies, USA) 
Ross Wilkinson (CSIRO, Australia) 
Phil Woodland (CUED, UK)

Call for Applications

Tools and products related to the conference topics are sought for
demonstration at special conference sessions. Applications and
products will be selected by the International Application Committee,
on the basis of their innovation, utility, and present and future

RIAO 2000 International Application Committee (preliminary list, as of
July 15, 1999) :

Chair: Gregory Grefenstette (Xerox, France)

Marie-Francoise Clergeau (College de France, France) 
Daniel Confland (Jouve, France) 
Max Copperman (Kanisa, USA)
Giorgio Dimino (RAI, Italy) 
Pascal Faudemay (LIP6, France) 
Michael Horowitz (Claritech, USA) 
Hitoshi Iida (Sony Speech & Language Laboratory, Japan) 
Hans-Joachim Novak (IBM, Germany) 
Norbert Paquel (Canope, France) 
Sylvie Regnier-Prost (Aerospatiale-Matra, France)
Remi Ronfard (INA, France) 
Antonio Sanfilippo (EC, Luxembourg) 
Laurent Schmitt (INIST-CNRS, France) 
Vera Semenova (Sciper/Analit, Russia) 
Joop Van Gent (TNO-TPD, The Netherlands)

The RIAO 2000 Conference is organized by:

Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales d'Informatique Documentaires (C.I.D.) 

36 bis rue Ballu 
75009 Paris France 
Tel: (33 / 0) 1 42 85 04 75
Fax: (33 / 0) 1 48 78 49 61 or 1 45 26 84 45


Center for the Advanced Study of Information Systems, Inc (C.A.S.I.S.)

Co / C. Constantin 
575 Madison Avenue 
25th floor 
New York N.Y. 10022 USA 




Organizing and Coordinating Committee: 

Agnes Beriot (CID, France) 
Peter Brodnitz (CASIS, USA) 
Jean-Louis Darc (France-Pologne, France) 
Jean-Jacques Guilbart (College de France, France) 
Nicolas Masson (LIMSI-CNRS, France) 
Jean Perriere (CID, France)
Sharyn Rozart (CASIS, USA)
Anne Tabutiaux (Recherche et Diffusion Scientifique, France) 
Tony Venables (ECAS, Belgium)


* Preliminary announcement: July 1999
* Call for Papers & Demonstrations: September 15, 1999
* Submission deadline: November 1st, 1999
* Notification of acceptance: December 15, 1999
* Submission of complete papers: January 15, 2000
* Final Program: January 25, 2000
* Conference: April 2000 (exact final dates to be announced)

If you're interested in participating in the conference, or if you
intend to submit a paper, a prototype or an application demo, or if
you wish to know more about the conference when the information will
be available, please fill in the Attendance Intention Form below, and
send it to "" ASAP.

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Message 2: Non-native Discourse (ial, UCLA)

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 16:21:24 PST
From: Lyn Repath-Martos <>
Subject: Non-native Discourse (ial, UCLA)

* * * * * * * * * 

Call for Papers

Issues in Applied Linguistics invites submission for the upcoming

Special Theme Issue: Non-native Discourse

We are looking for research on spoken discourse which examines:
* naturally occurring non-native discourse (where one or all participants
 are non-native speakers of the language used)
* discourse from a wide range of educational contexts (such as classroom
 small group talk or tutorial interactions), but excluding teacher fronted
 classroom contexts
* discourse from a wide range of non-teaching contexts (such as workplace
 settings and ordinary conversation)

Research approaches may include:
* conversation analysis
* linguistic anthropology
* ethnography of communication
* other perspectives that analyze the situated use of language within
 spoken interaction

Manuscripts for this Special Issue must be received by September 15, 1999

ial is a refereed journal published by the graduate students of UCLA's
Department of TESL and Applied Linguistics. We are particularly interested
in publishing new departures and cross-disciplinary applied linguistic

For information about this special issue, please contact David Olsher at: or

To submit your manuscript, please send three copies to the following address:
Issues in Applied Linguistics
UCLA Department of Applied Linguistics
3300 Rolfe Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1531
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