LINGUIST List 11.1140

Fri May 19 2000

Calls: Software Demo at ACL2000,French Lang

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  1. Norbert Reithinger, Comp Ling: Software Demonstrations Program at ACL-2000
  2. Rejean Canac-Marquis, French Lang:Internet and Multimedia Application to French Studies; in Search of a Dialogue

Message 1: Comp Ling: Software Demonstrations Program at ACL-2000

Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 15:03:40 +0200
From: Norbert Reithinger <bertverdi.dfki.uni-sb.de>
Subject: Comp Ling: Software Demonstrations Program at ACL-2000



			 Call for Proposals:

	 Software Demonstrations Program at ACL-2000
		 (http://www.cs.ust.hk/acl2000/)


The ACL 2000 Program Committee invites proposals for the
Demonstrations Program, to be held in Hong Kong from October 3rd
through 6th 2000 in Hong Kong. The focus of the demonstrated systems
should be on research prototypes, both under development and finished,
that demonstrate the progress in all fields of computational
linguistics and language technology. This program is not for
commercial systems which should be part of the ACL 2000 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 and language technology.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Demonstrations related to the thematic sessions

 o T1: NLP and open-domain question answering from text 
 o T2: Machine learning and statistical NLP for dialog
 o T3: Text summarization 
 o T4: Theoretical and technical approaches for Asian language processing

* Natural language processing systems, e.g., dialog systems or machine
 translation systems, and tools to build them

* Application systems using language technology components

* Software for the evaluation of systems and research

* Language corpora and related tools

* Aids for teaching computational linguistics


Format for Submissions

Demo proposals must include the following parts, which should all be
sent to the Demonstrations Chair

* An abstract of the technical content to be demonstrated, not to
 exceed two pages, including title, authors, full contact
 information, thematic session or area, keywords, references and
 acknowledgments.

* A short presentation script, including the basic items of the
 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.

* 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. 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 for any specific questions.


Submissions Procedure

Proposals should be submitted as soon as possible, but before June,
15th, to the ACL 2000 Demonstrations Chair (acl-2000-demosdfki.de).
Electronic submissions in plain text, postscript, or PDF are
encouraged.

Please submit your proposals and any inquiries to:

Norbert Reithinger
ACL-2000 Demonstrations
DFKI GmbH
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
D-66123 Saarbr�cken
Germany

E-Mail: acl-2000-demosdfki.de
Phone: +49 681 302 5346
Fax: +49 681 302 5341

Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance to the
themes of the conference, innovation, scientific contribution,
presentation, and user friendliness, as well as potential logistical
constraints.


Other Details

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


Important Dates

Submission Deadline for Demo Proposal: 15 June 2000
Notification : 21 July 2000
Conference Date: 3.-6. October 2000

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Message 2: French Lang:Internet and Multimedia Application to French Studies; in Search of a Dialogue

Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 21:08:38 -0700
From: Rejean Canac-Marquis <rcanacmasfu.ca>
Subject: French Lang:Internet and Multimedia Application to French Studies; in Search of a Dialogue


Premier Appel de Communications
First Call for Papers 


Multim�dia, internet et francophonie; � la recherche d'un dialogue

Internet and Multimedia Application to French Studies; in Search of a Dialogue

March 8, 9, 10 mars 2001
Centre for Dialogue - Harbour Centre
Department of French
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby/Vancouver BC

C'est dans le but d'explorer les approches nouvelles aux �tudes
francophones dans les domaines de la recherche et de l'enseignement de la
langue, de la linguistique et de la litt�rature que nous organisons ce
colloque. Le dialogue que nous souhaitons favoriser entre les nouvelles
technologies et une perception plus traditionnelle des �tudes francophones
nous am�nera, bien entendu, � consid�rer les derniers d�veloppements dans
la recherche en �tudes am�rindiennes, asiatiques, europ�ennes, etc. 

We will explore, in this Conference, new research and teaching trends in
French Studies (Language, Linguistics, Literature). We therefore wish to
bridge traditional approaches to French Studies and the use of new
technology, multimedia, and the internet. Papers on Asian, European, Native
studies, are welcome.


Sujets de communication, d'ateliers, de pr�sentations
1.	Le multim�dia dans l'enseignement des langues, de la linguistique et de
	la litt�rature
2.	L'internet, lieu de production du discursif
3.	Canadanet; r�alit� virtuelle?
4.	La toile francophone
5.	Apr�s les nouvelles technologies

1.	Use of the Multimedia in the Teaching of Language, Linguistics and
	Literature
2.	Internet as Text
3.	Canadanet; virtual reality?
4.	The francophone net
5.	New technology: what's next?


Pri�re d'adresser une proposition de communication d'une page et un court
c.v. �/

Please send a one-page paper proposal and a brief resume to
rcanacmasfu.ca

R�jean Canac Marquis, D�partement de fran�ais, Simon Fraser University,
Burnaby,
B.C., V5A 1S6, Canada. Tel. (604) 291-3544, fax: (604) 291-5932


D�partement de fran�ais/ Department of French:		www.sfu.ca/french/
R�jean Canac Marquis
Assistant professor, Department of French
Simon Fraser University 
Burnaby, BC
Canada
V5A 1S6

rcanacmasfu.ca
tel: 291-3546
fax:: 291-5932
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