LINGUIST List 10.1211

Tue Aug 17 1999

Calls: Speech Pathology/Belgrade, ANLP/NAACL 2000

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  1. Institute for Experimental Phonetics and Speech Pathology, IEFPG/Speech Pathology/Belgrade
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, ANLP/NAACL 2000 Call for Papers

Message 1: IEFPG/Speech Pathology/Belgrade

Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 16:16:58 +0200
From: Institute for Experimental Phonetics and Speech Pathology <IEFPGEUnet.yu>
Subject: IEFPG/Speech Pathology/Belgrade

INVITATION

For 50 years, the Institute for Experimental Phonetics and Speech Pathology
has been engaged in scientific-research work in the field of development and
correction of hearing, speech and language.

Among other things, scientific-research results enabled the compilation of
KSAFA system for early development and correction of speech and language in
hearing impaired children and persons with speech pathology.

Since it is our wish to assemble all interested scientists and experts round
the world who study speech and language through different aspects, we kindly
ask you to take part in this first meeting. In order to stimulate a lively
interaction, all presentations will be plenary. In this way, we hope to
enable experts in different scientific disciplines to be quickly and
successfully introduced to numerous aspects and results of the researches
and to develop new possibilities of further studies of this complex function
of human organism.

With the wish to move the limits of theoretical and practical knowledge,
since scientific through has no limits, we look forward to seeing you in
Belgrade.

ORGANIZERS:

The Institute for Experimental Phonetics and Speech Pathology (IEFPG) and
IEFPG centers for early habilitation of speech and language.

PATRONS:

- Ministry of Science and Technology

- Ministry of Family Care

- Ministry of Health

 a.. Faculty of Defectology
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

The meeting aims to gather scientists form most varied scientific fields in
order to multidimensional open new perspectives of recognizing the role and
importance of hearing, speech and language, their interconnections and
interdependencies in human communication.

We expect oral presentations and poster sessions from the following fields:

Electroacosutics

Neurolinguistics

Psycholinguistics

Developmental psychology

Speech pathology

Phonetics

Phoniatry

Language philosophy

Speech and language psychophysiology

Speech and hearing rehabilitation

Abstract of the papers will be published before the meeting.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM

Monday, October 25th

09.00-12.00 Registration

14.00-16.00 Formal Assembly

The promotion of "Kostic's Corpus of Serbian Language"

Welcome party

Tuesday, October 26th

09.00-13.00 Scientific program

15.00-18.00 Scientific program

Wednesday, October 27th

09.00-14.00 Scientific program

15.00- 18.00 Scientific program

19.00 - 22.30 Dinner party

Thursday, October 28 Th

09.00-15.00 Scientific program

15.00-17.00 Scientific program

17.30 Farewell drink

LOCATION

The Meeting is held at the Congress Center "Sava" - Milentija Popovica 9,
New Belgrade.

ORGANIZING SECRETARIAT

IEFPG - IMS& L

Gospodar Jovanova 35

Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia

SECRETAR: Slavica Pantelic

Tel: +381 11 624-168; 625-232

Fax: +381 11 624-168

E-mail: IEFPGEunet.yu

PAPERS, REGISTRATION AND FEES

Registration forms with abstract or poster abstracts should be submitted to
the Organizing Secretariat via E-mail or mail (one original and two copies).

Deadline for abstract submission: September 30th 1999.

Complete papers should be sent on a diskette (Word 97) including 3 (three)
printed copies.

Deadline for diskette submission: October 15th, 1999

Please do not fax abstracts and papers, as these will not be accepted.

The registration fees: 350 DEM

PAYMENT: In favor of BEOBANKA A. D. Beograd

(Swift code: BEOB YU BG)

ACCOUNT NO. 400/8768863/00

With COMMERZBANKA AG, FRANKFURT/MAIN

(Swift code: COBA DE FF) for further credit to beneficiary: Institute for
Experimental Phonetics and Speech Pathology ACC NO 718000-280

This kind of payment applies only for European countries, other participant
will pay upon arrival.

The registration fee includes program booklet with abstracts, welcome party,
tea/coffee, and dinner party on Wednesday evening, fore well cocktail.

PROGRAM FOR ACCOMPANYING PERSON

Registered accompanying persons are entitled to attend the social events of
the conference: welcome party, dinner party and fore well cocktail.

Registration fee for accompanying persons is

150 - DEM

If you are interested you can order registration form and abstract form.
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Message 2: ANLP/NAACL 2000 Call for Papers

Date: Tue, 17 Aug 99 12:21:35 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmussecs.rutgers.edu>
Subject: ANLP/NAACL 2000 Call for Papers



 Language Technology Joint Conference
 Applied Natural Language Processing
 and the
 North American Chapter of the
 Association for Computational Linguistics
 General Conference Chair: Marie Meteer, BBN Technologies

 CALL FOR PAPERS

 Contents: 1. Overview
 2. ANLP Call for Papers 
 3. NAACL Call for Papers 
 4. Format for Submissions
 5. Deadlines

 1. Overview

 The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) is pleased to
 announce that the 2000 Applied Natural Language Processing (ANLP)
 conference and the first conference of the new North American
 Chapter of the ACL (NAACL) will be held jointly 29 April to 3 May
 2000 in Seattle, Washington. 

 The joint conferences will offer a unique opportunity to bring
 industry and researchers together to explore the full spectrum of
 computational linguistics and natural language processing, from
 theory and methodology to their application in commercial software.

 For the general sessions, substantial, original, and unpublished
 contributions to computational linguistics are solicited. (See the
 separate Call for Student Papers to be announced soon for requirements
 for submissions to the student sessions.) Submissions are due by 17
 November 1999. See submission details below.

 The ANLP program committee invites papers describing natural language
 processing systems -- their development, integration, adaptation and
 standardization; tools, techniques, and resources contributing to the
 development of complete end-to-end applications of NLP; evaluation of
 system performance and related issues. In particular, submissions should
 be directed to one of the following subject areas:

 * Monolingual text processing systems
 * Multilingual text processing systems
 * Spoken language and multimodal systems
 * Integrated NLP systems
 * Tools and resources for developing NLP systems
 * Evaluation of performance of complete NLP systems

 The NAACL program committee invites papers on methodology, approaches,
 algorithms, models, analyses and experiments in computational
 linguistics. Program subcommittees will be organized around eight main
 areas:

 * Discourse, Dialogue, and Pragmatics
 * Semantics and the Lexicon
 * Syntax, Morphology, and Phonology
 * Generation and Summarization
 * Spoken Language
 * Corpus-Based and Statistical Natural Language Processing
 * Cognitive Modeling and Human-Computer Interaction
 * Multilingual Natural Language Processing

 There is some inevitable overlap between the topic areas for NAACL and
 ANLP. In deciding whether to submit their papers to NAACL or ANLP,
 authors should consider whether their paper focuses more on the
 methodology or the end application of that methodology to solve a
 particular problem.

 A paper accepted for presentation at either meeting must not be or have
 been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings.
 A paper may not be submitted to both NAACL 2000 and ANLP 2000, but may be
 submitted to other conferences provided that, if accepted, it is
 withdrawn from all but one. Submission to other conferences should be
 indicated on the paper.

 Papers will not be exchanged between the two program committees. However,
 in the final program, papers may be grouped or juxtaposed in related
 sessions to highlight similarities and downplay artificial distinctions.

 We also appreciate that it can be advantageous to view the same work from
 both a theoretical/methodological perspective and an applied perspective;
 we welcome paired submissions to NAACL and ANLP, though each submission
 needs to make a significant contribution on its own.

 Please acknowledge the related submissions and include their abstracts
 with your submission, though decisions will be made independently and
 acceptance of one does not guarantee acceptance of the other.

 Original papers that do not easily fall within one of the suggested areas
 are also invited. The submission should be directed to the chair of the
 respective program committee, with the topic area slot in the submission
 template empty.


 2. ANLP Call for Papers

 ANLP Call for Papers
 Sixth Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
 29 April to 3 May 2000
 Seattle, Washington
 Program Committee Chair: Sergei Nirenburg, New Mexico State University

 The ANLP program committee invites papers describing natural language
 processing systems -- their development, integration, adaptation and
 standardization; tools and resources contributing to the development of
 complete end applications of NLP; evaluation of system performance and
 related issues.

 In particular, submissions should be directed to one of the following
 subject areas:

 Monolingual Text Processing Systems.
 Area Chair: Oliviero Stock, IRST, Trento Italy
 Systems devoted to information retrieval, text data mining, information
 extraction, text summarization and related applications.

 Multilingual Text Processing Systems.
 Area Chair: Richard Kittredge, University of Montreal, Canada
 Systems devoted to machine translation, human-aided machine translation,
 machine-aided human translation, cross-lingual information retrieval,
 multi-document multilingual information extraction and summarization,
 text data mining and related applications.

 Spoken Language and Multimodal Systems.
 Area Chair: Susann Luperfoy, IET Inc. and Georgetown University, USA
 Text and dialog processing on telephony, workstation, and PDA platforms.

 Integrated NLP Systems.
 Area Chair: Eduard Hovy, University of Southern California, Information
 Sciences Institute, USA
 Combinations of multiple NLP applications; multimodal and multimedia
 systems; adaptation and standardization of existing NLP systems, embedded
 NLP systems and integration of legacy systems.

 Tools and Resources for Developing NLP Systems.
 Area Chair: Lynn Carlson, Department of Defense, USA
 Development and content of descriptive resources, such as grammars and
 lexicons of particular languages or sets of languages, ontologies,
 processed corpora and others; the acquisition and quick ramp-up tools for
 NLP systems; and methodologies for development and knowledge acquisition
 for NLP systems and environments and tools for training developers of NLP
 systems.

 Evaluation of Performance of Complete NLP Systems.
 Area Chair: John White, Lytton/PRC, USA
 Methodologies, case studies and tools.

 3. NAACL Call for Papers


 NAACL Call for Papers
 1st Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for
 Computational Linguistics
 29 April to 3 May 2000
 Seattle, Washington
 Program Committee Chair: Janyce Wiebe, New Mexico State University

 For the general sessions, papers are invited on substantial, original,
 and unpublished research contributions on all aspects of computational
 linguistics methodology, enabling technologies, approaches, algorithms,
 models, analyses, and experiments. See the separate Call for Student
 Papers (to be announced) for requirements for submissions to the student
 sessions. Program subcommittees will be organized around eight main
 areas, as follows.

 Discourse, Dialogue, and Pragmatics.
 Area Chair: Diane Litman, AT&T Research.
 Empirical and knowledge-based approaches to discourse and dialogue;
 Dialogue management in spoken dialogue systems; Discourse segmentation;
 Anaphora resolution; Discourse parsing; Narrative understanding; Design,
 evaluation, and use of discourse annotation schemes; Topic detection and
 tracking; Intentional and relational discourse analysis; Robust discourse
 processing; Methods for evaluating dialogue/discourse systems and their
 components; Integration with other levels of linguistic processing.

 Semantics and the Lexicon.
 Area Chair: Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto.
 Semantic formalisms; Ontologies; Word-sense disambiguation; Event
 recognition and categorization; Logics for natural language; Extracting
 information from on-line dictionaries; Refining sense inventories;
 Computational lexicography; Lexical resource development.

 Syntax, Morphology, and Phonology.
 Area Chair: Michael Collins, AT&T Research.
 Grammar formalisms; Theoretical and empirical studies of parsing
 algorithms; Finite-state methods; Representation of syntactic,
 morphological, and phonological aspects of the lexicon; Robust and
 shallow parsing; Syntax annotation schemes; Grammar induction; Formal
 properties of symbolic and weighted/stochastic grammars.

 Generation and Summarization.
 Area Chair: Nancy Green, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
 Strategic generation for text and dialogue (text planning, argumentation
 strategies, etc.); Tactical generation (sentence aggregation, lexical
 choice, etc.); Multimodal and multimedia generation; Knowledge
 acquisition and resources for generation and summarization;
 User-customized generation and summarization; Evaluation methodologies
 for generation and summarization; Application of generation, information
 extraction, and information retrieval techniques to summarization.

 Spoken Language.
 Area Chair: Andreas Stolcke, SRI International.
 Language modeling; Prosody; Speech annotation; Speech synthesis; Modeling
 of spontaneous speech phenomena (disfluencies, discourse markers, etc.);
 Comparative analyses of spoken and written language; Robust NLP for
 speech recognition output; Higher-level knowledge sources (e.g.,
 dialogue) for speech recognition; Automatic segmentation of speech into
 sentences, topics, discourse units, etc.; Integration of speech with
 other modalities such as text and gesture; Methods for speech-to-speech
 translation.

 Corpus-Based and Statistical Natural Language Processing.
 Area Chair: Dekang Lin, University of Manitoba.
 Annotation, including automatic and semi-automatic methods, mapping
 between schemes, analyzing and improving agreement, minimizing costs;
 Induction of patterns and structures such as selectional frames and
 concept hierarchies; Extraction of terms and collocations; Text mining
 and knowledge discovery from text; Distributional similarity; Learning
 applied to NLP, including bootstrapping, smoothing, and multi-strategy
 learning.

 Cognitive Modeling and Human-Computer Interaction.
 Area Chair: Philip Resnik, University of Maryland.
 Computational psycholinguistics; Models of human sentence processing,
 language understanding, language generation, and language acquisition;
 Use of natural language in human-computer interaction; Evaluation of
 interfaces that use natural language (including multimodal and multimedia
 interfaces), by field studies, laboratory experimentation, or analytical
 methods.

 Multilingual Natural Language Processing.
 Area Chair: Kevin Knight, USC/Information Sciences Institute.
 Methods addressing the research challenges of multilingual environments,
 including cross-language divergences, producing fluent text, and dealing
 with non-literal translation equivalents; Methods for machine translation
 (direct, transfer, example-based, knowledge-based, interlingual,
 statistical, etc.); Design of interlinguas; Multilingual lexicons;
 Lexical acquisition for machine translation and cross-language
 information retrieval; Machine-assisted translation; Multilingual
 generation; Alignment of multilingual texts; Methods for exploiting
 parallel or comparable corpora for natural language processing tasks.
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Authors will be asked to identify the area or areas to which their
 submission corresponds. Relevant papers not fitting precisely into any of
 these areas are also welcome. All papers will be reviewed by at least
 three experts.

 There is some inevitable overlap between the topic areas for NAACL and
 ANLP. In deciding whether to submit their papers to NAACL or ANLP,
 authors should consider whether their paper focuses more on the
 methodology or the end application of that methodology to solve a
 particular problem.


 4. Format for Submissions

 Submissions must use the ACL latex style aclsub.sty or Microsoft Word
 style ACL-submission.doc (both available from the conference web page)
 and may be no more than 3,200 words in total length, exclusive of title
 page and references. If you cannot use the ACL-standard styles directly,
 a description of the required format will be available on the
 conference web page. If you cannot access the conference web page,
 send email to anlp-naacl2000bbn.com with subject SUBSTYLE.

 Reviewing will be blind. Thus, separate identification and title pages
 are required.

 The identification page should include the following. It should be sent
 in a separate e-mail message from the body of the paper itself.

 * Title
 * Paper ID Code: see below
 * Authors' names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses
 * Topic Area: 1 or 2 areas most closely matching the submission
 * Keywords: Up to 5 keywords specifying subject area
 * Conference the paper is being submitted to (NAACL or ANLP)
 * Word Count, excluding title page and references
 * Under consideration for other conferences? If yes, please list
 * Abstract: Short (no more than 5 lines) summary

 The title page should include:

 * Title
 * Paper ID Code: see below
 * Topic Area: 1 or 2 areas most closely matching the submission
 * Keywords: Up to 5 keywords specifying subject area
 * Conference the paper is being submitted to (NAACL or ANLP)
 * Word Count, excluding title page and references
 * Under consideration for other conferences? If yes, please list
 * Abstract: Short (no more than 5 lines) summary

 Authors' names and affiliations should be omitted from the paper itself.
 Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity (e.g., "We
 previously showed (Smith, 1991) ... ") should be avoided. Instead, use
 citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991)....".

 Papers that do not conform to these requirements are subject to being
 rejected without review.


 SUBMISSION QUESTIONS

 NAACL submission questions should be sent to:
 naacl2000-programnmsu.edu

 Program Chair, NAACL 2000
 Computing Research Laboratory
 BOX 30001/Dept 3CRL
 Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

 ANLP submission questions should be sent to:
 anlp2000-programnmsu.edu

 Program Chair, ANLP 2000
 Computing Research Laboratory
 BOX 30001/Dept 3CRL
 Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

 The calls for papers, style files, and information about tutorials,
 workshops, and the student session will be available on the conference
 web site. The conference web site will be reachable from the ACL Home
 Page, www.aclweb.org, in the near future.

 SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

 1) Submission notification: You must submit a notification of submission
 by filling out a form on the conference web page at least one week before
 the submission deadline. This will return to you an email with an ID
 number that should be included on the identification page, the title page
 and the header of every page of the paper. Also, please use it on all
 correspondence with the program committee chair. The form will be
 available on the web after October 1.

 2) Electronic submission: send the postscript or MS Word form of your
 submission to: naacl2000-programnmsu.edu or anlp2000-programnmsu.edu

 The Subject line should contain conference.submission_id.format, e.g.,
 "naacl.100.ps" or "anlp.100.pdf" or "naacl.100.doc".

 Please submit the identification page in a separate email.

 Late submissions will not be accepted. Notification of receipt will be
 e-mailed to the first author shortly after receipt.

 In extreme cases, an author unable to comply with the above submission
 procedure should contact the program chair sufficiently before the
 submission deadline so alternative arrangements can be made.



 5. Deadlines

 Submission notification
 deadline: 10-Nov-99
 Paper submission deadline: 17-Nov-99
 Notification of acceptance for
 papers: 01-Feb-00
 Camera ready papers due: 12-Mar-00
 Regular sessions begin: 01-May-00
 A signed copyright release statement will be needed along with the final
 version.
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