LINGUIST List 10.450

Fri Mar 26 1999

Calls: Demos for ACL '99

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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL'99 Call for Demos

Message 1: ACL'99 Call for Demos

Date: Thu, 25 Mar 99 19:42:05 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: ACL'99 Call for Demos

			Call for Proposals: 
		ACL-99 Software Demonstrations Program 

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 Demonstations Chair:
 David Traum
 UMIACS, University of Maryland


 The ACL '99 Program Committee invites proposals for the
 Demonstrations Program for ACL '99, to be held at the University
 of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, June 20--26, 1999. This
 program is primarily to encourage the early exhibition of research
 prototypes, but interesting mature systems are also eligible
 (commercial sales and marketing activities are not appropriate in the
 Demonstration program, and should be arranged as part of the
 ACL-99 Exhibit Program). 

 Areas of Interest

 We would like to encourage the submission of proposals for
 demonstrations of software related to any areas of computational
 linguistics. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: 

 * Natural language processing systems, including 
 - Dialogue systems and interfaces 
 - Machine translation systems and translation aids 
 - Message and narrative understanding systems. 
 - Language-oriented information retrieval and
 information extraction systems 
 * Application systems using embedded language technology components 
 * Reusable components (parsers, generators, speech recognizers,...) 
 * Software tools for facilitating computational linguistics research 
 * Software for demonstrating or evaluating computational
 linguistics research 
 * Aids for teaching computational linguistics concepts 

 Format for Submission

 Demo Proposals consist of the following parts, which should all be
 sent to the Demo Chair (electronic submissions preferred). 

 * An abstract of the technical content to be demonstrated, not
 to exceed two pages, including title, authors, full contact
 information, references and acknowledgements. 

 * A detailed description of hardware and software
 requirements expected to be provided by the local organizer.
 Demonstrators are encouraged to be flexible in their
 requirements (possibly with different demos for different
 logistical situations). Please state what you can bring
 yourself and what you absolutely must have provided. We
 will do our best to provide equipment and resources but
 nothing can be guaranteed at this point beyond space and
 power. Please contact the demo chair at one of the addresses
 below for any specific questions. 

 * A "Script Outline" of the demo presentation, including
 accompanying narrative, and either a web address for
 accessing the demo or visual aids (e.g., screen-shots,
 snapshots, or sketches). No more than 6 pages, total. 

 Submissions Procedure 

 Proposals should be submitted as soon as possible, but before April
 20th, to the ACL-99 Demonstrations Chair. Please submit your
 proposals and any inquiries to: 

 David R. Traum 
 UMIACS, A. V. Williams Building 
 University of Maryland 
 College Park, MD 20742 USA
 phone: +1 (301) 405-1139 
 fax: +1 (301) 405-6707 

 Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance to
 computational linguistics, innovation, scientific contribution,
 presentation, and user friendliness, as well as potential logistical

 Other Details 

 Further details on the timing and format for the demonstrations
 sessions will be determined and provided at a later date. We
 anticipate charging a $40 fee for presenting demos, to help defray costs. 

 Important Dates 

 Submission Deadline for Demo Proposal: 20 April 1999
 Notification : 15 May 1999
 Conference Dates: 23-26 June 1999
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