LINGUIST List 10.831

Fri Jun 4 1999

Calls: Intelligent Virtual Agents, Comp Linguistics

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  1. Daniel Ballin, Intelligent Virtual Agents
  2. Miriam Butt, DGfS/CL 99, Computational Linguistics

Message 1: Intelligent Virtual Agents

Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 20:58:36 +0100
From: Daniel Ballin <d.balliniti.salford.ac.uk>
Subject: Intelligent Virtual Agents




 Intelligent Virtual Agents (Virtual Agents 99) 
 The Centre for Virtual Environments 
		 Salford, United Kingdom 

 Final Call For Papers		
 	 13th September 1999 
		 
 	 http://www.salford.ac.uk/cve/va99/ 

			Sponsored By 
 AgentLink,
 Deneb Visual Interactive Systems Ltd, 
 GEMISIS, 
 NICVE, 
 Simulation Solutions Ltd, 
 VR-News, 


Keynote Speaker 
- ------------------------ 
Professor Demetri Terzopoulos 
Department of Computer Science 
University of Toronto 


Topics of interest include (but not limited to) 
- -------------------------------------------------------------- 

Virtual and physical agent interaction 
Perception in autonomous virtual agents
Mixed reality with virtual agents 
Intelligent virtual agent architectures 
Intelligent virtual actors 
Emotionally driven synthetic characters 
Novel applications of virtual agents 
New tools and technologies for the building of virtual agents
Human interaction with virtual agents (e.g. voice recognition) 
The use of virtual agents for training
Virtual agents in shared worlds 
Biologically inspired virtual agents
Virtual ecosystems 
Applications within industry: Film, Manufacturing, Fashions etc


Paper Submission 
- ------------------------ 
If you are interested in contributing please send an extended abstract
1000 - 2000 words or final paper electronically, in Word, HTML or 
Postscript to: va99angmar.iti.salford.ac.uk. Final papers should be 
about 4000 words. The deadlines for submission are given below


Programme Committee 
- ------------------------------------ 
Ruth Aylett, 		Centre for Virtual Environments, - Programme Chair 
Daniel Ballin, 		Centre for Virtual Environments 
Marc Cavazza,		University of Bradford 
Dave Cliff,	 	Hewlett Packard Labs, Bristol 
Kerstin Dautenhahn,	University of Reading 
Chris Hand, 		Napier University 
Mike Luck,		University of Warwick 
Divine Ndumu,		Bristish Telecommunications Laboratories, 
Paolo Petta, 		Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence 
Peter Wavish,		Philips Research Labs, Redhill, 
Mark Wells, 		Televirtual, Norwich, 
Christopher Winter,	Cyberlife Technology Ltd 

Important Dates 
- ---------------------- 
Submission of Final Papers
or extended Abstracts		 		11th June 1999 
Notification of accepted papers 		16th July 1999 
Proposals for Demonstrations/Exhibits 		6th August 1999 
Submission of camera-ready full papers 		20th August 1999 
Deadline for registration 			20th August 1999 
Intelligent Virtual Agents workshop 		13th September 1999 


Publication 
- --------------- 
All papers will be in the formal proceedings and considered for later 
publication in a special journal issue, details of this will follow. 


Contact person 
- -------------------- 
Daniel Ballin, 
The Centre for Virtual Environments 
Business House 
University of Salford, 
Salford 
M5 4WT, UK 
Email: d.balliniti.salford.ac.uk 
Tel: +44-(0)161-295-2918 
Fax: +44-(0)161-295-2925 
http://www.salford.ac.uk/cve/va99/ 
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Message 2: DGfS/CL 99, Computational Linguistics

Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 15:06:12 +0100 (WET DST)
From: Miriam Butt <muttcallisto.sprachwiss.uni-konstanz.de>
Subject: DGfS/CL 99, Computational Linguistics



			 DGfS/CL 99

 7th Meeting of the Section for Computational Linguistics

	 of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Sprachwissenschaft

			 October 6-8,1999
	 Universitaet des Saarlandes, Saarbruecken
 Theme: Computational Linguistics: Theoretical vs. Empirical Concerns


The conference welcomes current work within research and application
oriented computational linguistics. Abstracts which pertain to the
main theme of the conference will generally be preferred. The language
of the conference is both English and German and abstracts will be
accepted in either language.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is June 18th, 1999. 3
copies of abstracts no longer than 6 pages should be submitted by
that date. The electronic submission of abstracts is strongly
encouraged (we will take postscript, Microsoft Word, RTF, HTML or PDF,
as well as simple ASCII).

A workshop on practical issues will form a part of the meeting.

 Workshop: (Computational) Linguistics in University Programs


NOTE: This meeting will be the last of its kind (an autumn school will
take its place)


DATES:
 Abstract Submission: June 18, 1999
 Notification of Acceptance: July 7, 1999
 Meeting: October 6-8, 1999


PROGRAMM COMMITTEE:

 Miriam Butt (Konstanz) 
 Anette Frank (XRCE, Grenoble) 
 Josef van Genabith (Dublin) 
 Dafydd Gibbon (Bielefeld) 
 Tibor Kiss (Bochum) 
 Manfred Pinkal (Saarbruecken) 
 Hinrich Schuetze (Xerox PARC) 
 Hans Uszkoreit (Saarbruecken), Organiser 



WHERE TO SUBMIT:

Miriam Butt
Universitaet Konstanz
Fachgruppe Sprachwissenschaft
Fach D 186
D-78457 Konstanz

E-mail: miriam.buttuni-konstanz.de


We would appreciate it if you registered by August 15th, 1999 with the
local organizer.

Hans Uszkoreit
Universitaet des Saarlandes
Computerlinguistik
D-66041 Saarbruecken
Germany

E-mail: uszkoreitcoli.uni-sb.de

This call for papers and further information can be accessed via

 http://coral.lili.uni-bielefeld.de/DGfS/Sektionen/SektionCL/



- ------------------------------------------------------------------

German Version:

			 DGfS/CL 99

	 7. Fachtagung der Sektion Computerlinguistik

	 der Deutschen Gesellschaft f\252r Sprachwissenschaft

			 6.10. - 8.10.1999
	 Universitaet des Saarlandes, Saarbruecken
 Rahmenthema: Computerlinguistik zwischen Theorie und Empirie.


Erwuenscht sind Beitraege in deutscher und englischer Sprache, die
sich mit aktuellen Forschungs- und Anwendungsfragen aus allen Gebieten
der Computerlinguistik auseinandersetzen, wobei in der Regel ein Bezug
zum Rahmenthema hergestellt werden sollte. Erweiterte Abstracts in
einem Umfang von maximal 6 Seiten muessen in drei Kopien bis zum
18.6.1999 bei der Sprecherin der Sektion Computerlinguistik, Miriam
Butt, eingereicht werden. Wenn moeglich sollten die Abstracts in
elektronischer Form eingereicht werden (angenommen werden
PostScript-Dateien, Microsoft Word, RTF, HTML oder PDF Formate, sowie
auch einfaches ASCII).

 Anwendungsworkshop: (Computer-)Linguistik und gestufte Studiengaenge


WICHTIGER HINWEIS:

Diese Fachtagung wird nach Beschluss der Sektion die letzte ihrer Art sein.



TERMINE:

 Einreichung von Beitraegen: 18.6.1999
 Benachrichtigung ueber Annahme: 15.7.1999
 Fachtagung: 6-8.10.1999



PROGRAMM KOMMITTEE:

 Miriam Butt (Konstanz) 
 Anette Frank (XRCE, Grenoble) 
 Josef van Genabith (Dublin) 
 Dafydd Gibbon (Bielefeld) 
 Tibor Kiss (Bochum) 
 Manfred Pinkal (Saarbruecken) 
 Hinrich Schuetze (Xerox PARC) 
 Hans Uszkoreit (Saarbruecken), Organiser 


ADRESSE FUER DIE EINREICHUNG VON BEITRAEGEN:

Miriam Butt
Universitaet Konstanz
Fachgruppe Sprachwissenschaft
Fach D 186
D-78457 Konstanz

E-mail: miriam.buttuni-konstanz.de


ANMELDUNG

Die Anmeldung zur Fachtagung ist erwuenscht bis zum 15.8.1999 beim
Organisator:

Hans Uszkoreit
Universitaet des Saarlandes
Computerlinguistik
D-66041 Saarbruecken
Germany

E-mail: uszkoreitcoli.uni-sb.de


Dieser Call for Papers und weitere Informationen sind ueber
folgende Addresse abrufbar:

 http://coral.lili.uni-bielefeld.de/DGfS/Sektionen/SektionCL/
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