LINGUIST List 10.377

Wed Mar 10 1999

Calls: Human/Machine Conversation, Sino-Tibetan Lang

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  1. Yorick Wilks, THIRD WORKSHOP ON HUMAN-MACHINE CONVERSATION
  2. F.K.Lehman (F.K.L.Chit Hlaing), 32nd International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Langs. & Linguistics

Message 1: THIRD WORKSHOP ON HUMAN-MACHINE CONVERSATION

Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 13:23:44 GMT
From: Yorick Wilks <y.wilksdcs.shef.ac.uk>
Subject: THIRD WORKSHOP ON HUMAN-MACHINE CONVERSATION


			SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT



 THIRD WORKSHOP ON HUMAN-COMPUTER CONVERSATION
 Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy
 12-14 July, 1999

The URL was given in an outdated form last time: it is:

 www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/research/units/ilash/Meetings/bellagio99/

The Workshops on Human-Computer Conversation in Bellagio, Italy, 
took place in 1997 and 1998, as small groups of experts from 
industry and academia met to discuss this pressing question for 
the future of Language Engineering, not as an academic question 
only, but chiefly to bring forward for discussion computer 
demonstrations and activities within company laboratories that 
were not being published or discussed. The Workshops were highly 
successful in these aims and we now wish to widen participation 
and add distinguished speakers, as well as introducing more 
theoretical topics, though without losing the practical emphasis. 
The site remains one of the finest in the world, and it promoted 
excellent and intimate discussions in 1997 and 1998. 

The emphasis this year will take note of the CE Fifth Framework
calls announced under Human Language Technology and in particular
the emphasis on interactivity. We also plan to emphasise (in
invited talks) the issue of politeness and whether it is 
crucial or dispensible to conversation, as well as recent
results on statistical/empirical work on dialogue corpora,
and on deriving marked up dialogue corpora.

All details, including previous program, program committee, 
accomodation and travel, details of registration (a form is 
attached below for the convenience of some) are on the web site. 
Hotels are in great demand at that time of year and intending
participants should book soon.

Invited speakers include (not all have yet accepted):

Dr B Alabisio, Microsoft, USA
Dr J Hutchens, UWA, Australia
Prof. G Leech, University of Lancaster, UK
Dr M Moens, University of Edinburgh, UK
Dr U Reithinger, DFKI-Saarbruecken, DE
Dr. T. Strzalkowski, General Electric, USA

Contributions are invited on any aspect of human-computer
conversation, as are demonstrations. Two page abstracts should be 
sent by mail or email to the address at the bottom according to
the following timetable:

Deadline for submission: 15 April 1999
Notice of acceptance: 15 May 1999
Camera ready paper due: 15 June 1999

The European Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL)
havand SIGdial have endorsed the meeting and endorsement has
been sought from ELSNET.

Submissions and further enquiries to:
Yorick Wilks
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
211 Portobello St.,
Sheffield S1 4DP
UK

phone: (44) 114 282 5561
fax: (44) 114 222 1810
email: yorickdcs.shef.ac.uk
www: http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~yorick

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REGISTRATION AND HOTEL BOOKING INFORMATION

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Message 2: 32nd International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Langs. & Linguistics

Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 08:32:26 -0600
From: F.K.Lehman (F.K.L.Chit Hlaing) <f-lehmanuiuc.edu>
Subject: 32nd International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Langs. & Linguistics




XXXII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SINO-TIBETAN LANGUAGES & LINGUISTICS
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
28 - 31 October, 1999

First Circular and Call for Paper and Workshop Proposals

I am pleased to announce that, after some unfortunate delay, we have
arranged to the XXXII ICSTLL to be held at this university on the dates
mentioned above. I know that this first notice comes to you all somewhat
later than is customary, but I hope that, nevertheless, most or many of you
will be able to attend, present papers and make this a good session.
I ask you to submit proposals for papers on Sino-Tibetan, and also
Tai-Kadai and Austroasiatic languages and linguistics; and I also request
submissions of proposals for at least one workshop session on particular
themes - we shall have time and space for only one or two, and one of them
will be on the descriptive and historical linguistics of the Kuki-Chin
languages of the Myanmar (Burma)-India borderlands (including Mizo-Lushai).
Also at this time, We shall be able to invite one or two Keynote Speakers.
The University of Illinois is readily accessible: the nearest major
International Airports are in St. Louis and Chicago, and from there it is
easy to get a flight directly to Champaign/University of Illinois Willard
Airport. Access by bus from Chicago is also easy.
We are currently in the process of arranging for blocks of hotel rooms to
be reserved for all those attending, and it will be good is you let us know
soon that you plan to attend, s that we can make certain that sufficient
hotel space is available for you well in advance and at the most affordable
rates. In a subsequent circular information will be available about
accommodations and prices.
There will be a conference banquet, on a pay-as-you go basis. Cost will be
announced later.
I am asking you all please to return your proposals to me for papers and
your preliminary registration no later than April 1. I shall not require
you to send your registration fees at this time, though earlier is better,
but the schedule of fees will be:
Before 1 September, 1999 After 1 September, 1999
 Non-students US $ 70 $75
 Students $ 60 65
As soon as I can put together list of persons planning to attend, I shall
send out a Second Circular, with further particulars about the conference
itself and about Registration procedures. I shall need Abstracts of
proposed papers by 1 April so that I can begin to decide on what papers
will be accepted and what conference sessions are to be scheduled.
sponsored by the Department of Linguistics, the Department of Anthropology,
and the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
Please return the this form, duly filled up, to me not later than 1 April.
You can return it by e-mail to f-lehmanuiuc,edu, by FAX to F. K. Lehman,
at 217-244-3490, or by ordinary post, to

32nd ICSTLL
Department of Anthropology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
109 Davenport Hall
607 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
USA
 F. K. Lehman

XXXII ICSTLL
Preliminary Response Form


NAME
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.......................................

I do .... / do not .... plan to attend. Number of persons with me .....

I want to present a paper ....
 proposed title of paper
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	Please send an Abstract of the paper no later than 1 May

I want to participate in the Kuki-Chin Languages Workshop ....

Additional Workshop topic proposal:
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I plan .... do not plan .... to attend the conference banquet

Current mailing address, including e-mail and Fax numbers










I cannot attend but I want to remain on the mailing list .....

F. K. Lehman
Department of Anthropology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
109 Davenport Hall
607 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
U. S. A.
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