LINGUIST List 10.1307

Tue Sep 7 1999

Calls: CFP/Mexico, WCCFL/Second Call

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  1. Dr. Alexander F. Gelbukh, CFP: Conference on Computational Linguistics in Mexico
  2. Adam Albright, WCCFL 19: Second call for papers

Message 1: CFP: Conference on Computational Linguistics in Mexico

Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 12:22:05 -0600
From: Dr. Alexander F. Gelbukh <>
Subject: CFP: Conference on Computational Linguistics in Mexico

First Call for Papers

International Conference CICLing-2000
Conference on Intelligent text processing and Computational LINGuistics
February 15 to 20, 2000
Mexico City, Mexico


The conference is intended to the exchange of opinions between the
scientists of different countries in the growing area of computational
linguistics and intelligent text processing. We do not refine to this or
that particular area of this science. Our idea is to get a bird's-eye view
of the state of art in computational linguistics.
The conference is held by Center for Computer Research of National
Polytechnic Institute (CIC-IPN). National Polytechnic Institute is one of
the largest institutes in the world, over 120000 students. Center for
Computer Research is recently created center of this institute that is now
one of the leaders in research in different areas of computer science.
The conference will be held in Mexico City, Mexico, from 15 till 20 of
February, 2000.
One of the exciting things at the conference, of course, not counting the
conference itself, is its cultural program that includes excursions to the
ancient Indian pyramids and visiting a unique nature phenomenon - Monarch
Butterfly wintering site where there are millions of insects on several
square kilometers.
Please see the updated version of this text as well as the details of our
cultural program at


Areas of interest include, but are not limited by, the following topics, as
long as the topic is presented in computer-related or formal description
* Morphology
* Syntax
* Semantics
* Discourse models
* Representation of linguistic knowledge
* Text generation
* Computational linguistic theories
* Document classification and search
* Text Mining
* Natural language interfaces
* Dictionaries for text processing and generation
* Statistical methods in computational linguistics
* Corpus linguistics

In particular, papers on the following narrower themes are especially
* Subcategorization
* Anaphora resolution
* Generative Linguistics
* Meaning - Text theory


All the accepted papers will be published in CICLing-2000 Proceedings
volume. Extended versions of selected papers will be also published in the
book titled Computational linguistics: state of the art and applications by
IPN Publishing House, Mexico, and/or in the International Journal
Computacion y Sistemas.
Notes: The title of the book is tentative. The editor of the book keeps the
right to propose the size and the necessary changes for each article
individually, and also to select the articles taking into account
consistency and coverage of the book.


Registration fee is $100 (US dollars) paid on site (registration fee for
students is $35). A limited number of reduced registrations for students,
participants from underdeveloped countries and local participants will be
available. To apply, please contact the organizing committee at and justify your application.


* November 12, 1999: Paper submission.
If you have any doubts on whether your paper is relevant for our conference,
we encourage you to send us an abstract or title of your future work. Please
allow us one week to answer you after we receive your abstract. Note that in
any case the full version of the paper is to be sent by the date above.
* December 3, 1999: Notification of acceptance.
* January 4, 2000: Camera-ready manuscripts.
This is a firm deadline and it cannot be extended. We do not guarantee
publication of any paper received after this deadline.
* February 15 - 20, 2000: Conference.


International Program Committee:
1. I. Bolshakov (CIC-IPN, Mexico)
2. P. Brusilovsky (Carnegie Mellon U, USA)
3. P. Cassidy (MICRA, USA)
4. A. Gelbukh (program chair, CIC-IPN, Mexico)
5. A. Guzman-Arenas (CIC-IPN, Mexico)
6. K. Hasida (Electrotechnical Laboratory, Japan)
7. Hyong-ju Kim (Colegio de Mexico, Mexico)
8. L.-F. Lara-Ramos (Colegio de Mexico, Mexico)
9. N. Laufer (Russian Institute of Artificial Intelligence, Russia)
10. A. Lopez-Lopez (INAOE, Mexico)
11. Igor Mel'chuk (U. Montreal, Canada)
12. J. Milicevic (U. Montreal, Canada)
13. O. Nevzorova (Kazan State U, Russia)
14. L.-A. Pineda-Cortes (UNAM, Mexico)
15. G. Sidorov (CIC-IPN, Mexico)
16. S. Sharov (Russian Institute of Artificial Intelligence, Russia)

Organizing committee:
1. P. Galicia-Galicia
2. S. Galicia-Haro
3. M. Montes-y-Gomez


* Jaime Carbonell (Carnegie Mellon U, USA) (to be confirmed)
* Igor Mel'chuk (U. Montreal, Canada)
* Richard Kittredge (U. Montreal, Canada)


Paper size: up to 14 pages.
Paper language: English or Spanish. Still in case of Spanish the abstract is
required in English .
Font: Times New Roman 12 pt. or similar.
The paper should contain author's name, affiliation, address, and e-mail.
The paper should have an abstract in English not less than 150 words and not
more than 300 words.
File format: MS-Word 97 or PostScript. To avoid technical problems, you are
encouriged to send us both a PostScript file and your source file, e.g.,
MS-Word, TeX with all necessary style files, etc. If you have difficulties
preparing a PostScript file, please contact us.
We accept only electronic submissions. Please send your submissions to as attached files with the word "Submission: [your name
y/o title of your paper]" in the Subject field.


* Excursion to the Anthropological Museum (Mexico City)
* Excursion to Teotihuacan: ancient Indian pyramids, 1 hour drive
* Excursion to Cacahuamilpa and Taxco: great cave and colonial city, 2 hours
* Excursion to Angangueo: Monarch Butterfly wintering site, 3 hours drive

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Message 2: WCCFL 19: Second call for papers

Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 12:04:28 -0700
From: Adam Albright <>
Subject: WCCFL 19: Second call for papers


19th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics

University of California, Los Angeles

February 4-6, 2000

Confirmed invited speakers:
	John McCarthy (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
	Richard Kayne (New York University)

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks in all areas of
formal linguistics from any theoretical perspective.


Abstracts should be no more than one 8-1/2 by 11 page
in length. An additional page for data and references
may be included. Abstracts should be in 11-point type
or larger, single spaced, with 1-inch margins. Please
mail ten anonymous copies and a 3 by 5 inch index card
with the following information:

area (phonology, syntax, etc.)
name of author(s)
mailing address
phone number (optional)
e-mail address (optional)

Abstracts may also be submitted by e-mail. Abstracts
submitted by e-mail should be of equivalent length to
hard-copy submissions meeting the requirements above.
E-mail submissions should be in ASCII and should form
the body of the e-mail message, following the author
information. Avoid sending the text as an attachment. 
Do not use special formatting or fonts.
E-mail submissions should be sent to:

The subject line should read ABSTRACT.

Submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract
per author.


Abstracts should be sent to:

Abstracts Committee, WCCFL XIX
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Linguistics
Box 951543
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1543

The WCCFL web site:

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