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  1. Aristides Th. Vagelatos, 2nd International Conference on Natural Language Processing
  2. 18-SCL, Second Call, 18th SCL, May 18-20, 2000

Message 1: 2nd International Conference on Natural Language Processing

Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 14:29:22 +0200
From: Aristides Th. Vagelatos <vagelatcti.gr>
Subject: 2nd International Conference on Natural Language Processing

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

2nd International Conference on Natural Language Processing

 NLP 2000: Filling the gap between theory and practice

 URL: http://www.cti.gr/nlp2000

 2, 3 & 4 June 2000, Conference and Cultural Center
 University of Patras - Greece

ORGANIZED BY:
- Computer Technology Institute of Patras

- University of Patras
 Computer Engineering Department (Database Laboratory)
 Philology Department (Linguistics Section)

- University of Athens
 Informatics Department

- University of the Aegean
 Information & Communication Systems Department 

 
 
OBJECTIVES 
We feel that this is the most opportune time for a critical view of the 
achievements both in theory and in practice, and for developing bridges 
in order to build emerging advanced systems and services that will provide 
the breadth of information envisaged. The aim is to fill the gap between theory

Specific themes of the conference include:
Linguistic Models in NLP 
Language Engineering Techniques and Applications 


INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS 
Authors are required to submit an abstract (maximum of 2000 words, including 
references) in hard copy or electronic PostScript form to the NLP2000 
conference secretariat by January 6, 2000:

NLP2000 Conference Secretariat
Attn: Mrs. Penelope Kontodimou
P.O. Box 1421
University of Patras
GR - 26 500 Patras - Greece
Email: pinelopcti.gr
Tel: (+3061) 960.383
Fax: (+3061) 997.783

All accepted papers (maximum of 12 single-spaced pages) will be published in 
the conference proceedings; published by Springer Verlag.


IMPORTANT DATES 
20 January 2000, Abstract submission (Extended Deadline)
30 January 2000, Selection of submitted abstracts
5 February 2000, Acceptance Notification
15 March 2000, Deadline for final camera-ready manuscripts. 


PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Program Committee Chair:
Christodoulakis Dimitris (University of Patras), Greece
E-mail: dxricti.gr 

Members:
Ananiadou Sophia (Salford University), UK
Anastassiadi-Simeonidi Anna (University of Thessaloniki), Greece
Babiniotis George, (University of Athens), Greece 
Berwick Bob (MIT), USA 
Blache Philippe (Universite Aix-en-Provence), France 
Chanod Jean-Pierre (Xerox Research Centre Europe), France 
Di Sciullo Anna-Maria (Universite du Quebec a Montreal), Canada 
Filokyprou George (University of Athens), Greece 
Gafos Diamantis (University of New York), USA
Galiotou Eleni, (Technological Educational Institute of Athens), Greece 
Grigoriadou Maria (University of Athens), Greece 
Iordanidou Anna (University of Patras), Greece 
Kokkinakis George (University of Patras), Greece 
Kontos John (Athens University of Economics and Business), Greece 
Koster Kees (University of Nijmegen), The Netherlands 
Ligozat Gerard (Universite Paris-Sud), France
Malagardi Ioanna, (General Secretariat for R&T), Greece
Moens Marc (University of Edinburgh), Scotland 
Morin Jean-Yves (University of Montreal), Canada 
Petrits Angelique (Commission of the European Union), Belgium, 
Ralli Angela (University of Patras), Greece 
Sag Ivan (Stanford University), USA 
Stamison-Atmatzidi Matina, (University of Patras), Greece 
Theologitis Dimitris (Commission of the European Union), Luxemburg 
Tsalidis Christos (Computer Technology Institute), Greece 
Vouros George (University of the Aegean), Greece 
Wehrli Eric (University of Geneva), Switzerland 
Wilks Yorik (University of Sheffield), England 
 

INVITED TALKS 
We are pleased to announce that the Scientific Program will include invited 
talks by the following guest speakers:

Invited speakers: 
Berwick Bob (MIT), USA 
Blache Philippe (Universite Aix-en-Provence), France
Chanod Jean-Pierre (Xerox Research Center Europe), France 
Di Sciullo Anna-Maria (Universite du Quebec a Montreal), Canada 
Ligozat Gerard (Universite Paris-Sud), France
Moens Marc (University of Edinburgh), Scotland 
Morin Jean Yves (University of Montreal), Canada 
Sag Ivan (Stanford University), USA
Theologitis Dimitris (Comm. of the European Union), Lux. 
Wehrli Eric (University of Geneva), Switzerland 
Wilks Yorik (University of Sheffield), England

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New tel. numbers:
ITY - Patras
061 221834, 625148
Fax: 061 221826
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Message 2: Second Call, 18th SCL, May 18-20, 2000

Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 15:35:42 +0100
From: 18-SCL <18-sclling.lu.se>
Subject: Second Call, 18th SCL, May 18-20, 2000

SECOND CALL, FURTHER INFORMATION

18th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics,
Lund University
May 18th-20th, 2000

As announced earlier, the 18th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics will
be hosted by Lund University. We can now add the following information
(note that all the information below, and more, is available on our
conference website).

http://www.ling.lu.se/conference/18scl

a) The conference will focus to a certain extent on the following topics.

- Optimality Theory (with reference to phonology and syntax)
- Language and Prehistory
- Linguistic relativity
- Dialectology and language variation

Plenary speakers:
Carlos Gussenhoven, University of Nijmegen
Peter Trudgill, University of Fribourg

b) Papers from any field of linguistics are welcome (even if they do not
correspond to one of the topics). We wish to remind that the deadline for
receipt of abstracts is January 15th, 2000. Abstracts, which should be no
longer than one A4 page, should be sent in electronic form (since we intend
to post abstracts on our website).

c) The conference fee is SEK 400. Students pay a reduced fee of SEK 300.
The fee for members of the Nordic Association of Linguists is SEK 200.
Accepted participants will receive an invoice prior to the conference.

Please note that the above prices are EXCLUSIVE of V.A.T. Check our
homepage for further information on V.A.T regulations.

d) The conference will also include the following 5 workshops

1) Workshop on Comparative Circum-Baltic Syntax

It has been suggested in the literature that there are some phenomena in
the languages spoken around the Baltic Sea which point towards a "Baltic
Sprachbund" at least to some limited extent.
The familiar assumption behind the notion of a Sprachbund is that languages
that are situated geographically close to each other, although of different
origin, might have one way or mutual influence on the neighbouring
languages. This workshop wishes to explore the possible influences
on each other's morpho-syntactic structure between the circum-Baltic
languages: the Mainland Scandinavian languages (Swedish, Danish,
Norwegian), Finno-Ugric; (Finnish, Estonian); Slavic (Russian, Polish) and
Baltic ones (Latvian, Lithuanian). The papers should cover at least two
languages not from the same family group (e.g. Swedish and Estonian, or
Russian and Latvian) and may be on any topic (e.g. the expression of
definiteness, the use of case, morphological structure). To this workshop
papers from any theoretical framework and also detailed comparative
descriptive papers are welcomed.

Organizer: Katrin Hiietam, Dept of Linguistics, Manchester

Please send your abstract to:
mfux9kh2fs1.art.man.ac.uk (Katrin Hiietam)

2) Workshop on Optimality-theoretic approaches to Scandinavian languages

Keynote speakers:	Peter Sells, Stanford,
			Sten Vikner, Stuttgart

This workshop will be devoted to papers in OT discussing phenomena in the
Scandinavian languages, widely understood to comprise Danish, Faroese,
Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Sami and Swedish. We invite contributions
dealing with phonology, syntax and/or semantics.

Each talk is allotted 30 minutes +10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts
should not exceed two pages, including examples. Since the organisers
intend to post the abstracts on the conference website we prefer to receive
abstracts electronically.

Phonology abstracts should be sent to: tomas.riadnordiska.su.se

Syntax and semantics abstracts should be sent to:
elisabet.engdahlsvenska.gu.se

Please note that the deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 15, 2000.
Kersti B�rjars, Elisabet Engdahl, Tomas Riad, Curt Rice
Program committee for the OT workshop.

3) Workshop on studies within Construction Grammar

The purpose of the workshop is to get together linguists who are interested
in Construction Grammar from theoretical as well as applied aspects.
Therefore, we welcome both contributions which throw light on how
Construction Grammar differs from other grammatical theories, and empirical
studies of specific structures (syntactic, pragmatic and/or semantic)
within the framework of Construction Grammar.

Organizers:
Johanna Barddal, Dept of Scandinavian Languages, Lund University
Beatrice Warren, Dept of English, Lund University

Abstracts should be sent to:
Johanna.Barddalnordlund.lu.se

Please note that the deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 15, 2000.

4) Workshop on Comparative Scandinavian Grammar

Quite a lot of research has been conducted on issues relating to
differences between the Scandinavian languages. Most of this research has
focussed on contrasts between the Mainland Scandinavian languages (Swedish,
Danish, and Norwegian) on the one hand and Icelandic on the other. Less
work has been done on differences between the Mainland Scandinavian
languages. 
To our workshop we would like to invite papers on comparative Scandinavian
grammar in general. However, we encourage in particular contributions
focussing on syntactic variations within the Mainland Scandinavian area,
including dialectal variation.
We welcome research reports conducted within all kinds of theoretical
frameworks, as well as presentations of new data.

Each talk is allotted 30 minutes +10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts
should not exceed two pages, including examples. Since the organisers
intend to post the abstracts on the conference website we prefer to receive
abstracts electronically.

Abstracts should be sent to:
gunlog.josefssonnordlund.lu.se (Gunl�g Josefsson)

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 30, 2000.

Program committee for the Workshop on Comparative Scandinavian Grammar:
Ute Bohnacker, Lars-Olof Delsing, Cecilia Falk, Gunl�g Josefsson, Christer
Platzack, Henrik Rosenkvist
Dept. of Scandinavian languages, Lund University.

5) Workshop on Typology, Relativity and Prehistory

Conveners: Jan-Olof Svantesson, Sven Str�mqvist and �ke Viberg
Dept. of Linguistics, Lund University

Recently, the relationships between the three areas general typology,
linguistic relativity and the prehistory of language have drawn a lot of
attention. The purpose of this workshop is to try to strike a balance
between universal and language-specific characteristics of the world's
languages across space and time and the consequences of this for our
conception of language and thinking. Papers related to one or more of the
three areas are welcome as contributions to this workshop.

Abstracts should be sent to:
Jan-Olof.Svantessonling.lu.se

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 31st, 2000.

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Comments or queries are welcome. More detailed information will be posted
in February. Interested persons who have received this message indirectly
and who wish to be included on the mailing list for further information are
requested to contact the 18-SCL organizing committee.

Contact information:

email: 18-sclling.lu.se




18th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics
Organizing Committee
Dept of Linguistics and Phonetics
Lund University
Helgonabacken 12
SE-223 62 Lund
Sweden
email: 18-sclling.lu.se
http://www.ling.lu.se/conference/18scl
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