LINGUIST List 11.1470

Wed Jul 5 2000

Calls: Software Maintenance, Chinese Lang Processing

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  1. Miguel Goul�o, Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR 2001)
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL'2000: 2nd Chinese Language Processing Workshop

Message 1: Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR 2001)

Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 14:09:15 +0100
From: Miguel Goul�o <>
Subject: Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR 2001)

 Fifth European Conference on
 Software Maintenance and Reengineering

 Lisbon area, Portugal

 14 to 16 March 2001

Call for Papers

CSMR is the premier European Conference on Software Maintenance and
Reengineering. Its purpose is to promote both discussion and
interaction about maintenance and reengineering. Topics of interest
include, but are not restricted to:

* Maintenance and reengineering metrics and economics
* Patterns languages for maintenance and reengineering
* Experience reports on maintenance and reengineering
* Maintenance and reengineering tools
* Enabling technologies for maintenance and reengineering
* Formal methods to support maintenance and reengineering
* Software evolution and architecture recovery
* System assessment for reengineering or maintenance
* Migration and maintenance issues
* Dealing with legacy systems towards new technologies

One of the basic intentions of this conference is to offer an European
forum for discussion and exchange of experiences among researchers and
practitioners. Therefore, besides academics, we kindly invite all
those in companies developing maintenance tools, offering
reengineering services or going through legacy systems migration
experiences to contribute by submitting papers or presenting
innovative tools, solutions or experience reports. This conference is
not limited to European participants. Authors from outside Europe are
especially welcomed.

Two types of submissions will be accepted: full length papers (not
exceeding 4000 words in length and including a 150-200 word abstract)
and short papers (not exceeding 2000 words in length and including a
75-100 word abstract). All papers should be in English. Authors are
requested to submit electronically a PostScript or PDF version of their
papers. In addition, they should send a separate file containing the
title of the paper, full names, affiliations, postal and e-mail
addresses, fax and telephone numbers of all authors. We encourage
authors to make submissions through the web based submission system that
will be available. For submission details please look at the conference
web site.

IEEE Computer Society Press will publish the CSMR=922001 Proceedings.
Full papers exceeding 10 pages (4 pages for short papers) will be
charged for pages in excess. Authors of accepted papers must sign the
IEEE copyright form.

At least one author of each accepted submission should register and
present the paper at the conference. The official language will be

DEADLINE for submissions - Friday, September 15, 2000
Author's notification - Monday, November 20, 2000
DEADLINE for camera-ready of accepted papers - Friday, December 15, 2000

Sessions of special interest proposed by delegates will be welcomed.
Please send suggestions to the program chair before the submissions
closing date.

Program Chair:
Pedro Sousa
Lisbon Technical University (IST) & Link
Av. D. =C1vila 23, 1000 Lisboa, Portugal.
Phone: +351-21-3100124
Fax: +351-21-3100079

Program Co-Chair:
J�rgen Ebert
Institut f�r Softwaretechnik
University of Koblenz-Landau
Rheinau 1, D-56076 Koblenz, Germany
Phone: +49-261-287-2722
Fax: +49-261-287-2721

General Chair:
Fernando Brito e Abreu
Lisbon New University (FCT) & INESC
R Alves Redol 9, 1000 Lisboa, Portugal.
Phone: +351-21-3100263
Fax: +351-21-3145843

Web Chair:
Miguel Goul�o
Lisbon New University (FCT) & INESC
R Alves Redol 9, 1000 Lisboa, Portugal.
Phone: +351-21-3100263
Fax: +351-21-3145843

Sponsors Chair:
Mendes dos Santos
Instituto de Inform�tica (Min. Finan�as)

Finance Chair:
Paulo Gomes

Local Arrangements Chair:
Judite Delgado

CSMR Steering Committee:
Lutz Richter, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Chair)
Elliot Chikofsky, META Group, USA
Franz Lehner, University of Regensburg, Germany
Paolo Nesi, Universit� degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Harry Sneed, SES GmbH, Germany
Chris Verhoef, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Miguel Goul�o
Departamento de Inform�tica - FCT/UNL
Tel: 351 21 2948536 Ext: 0749 (DI)
 351 21 2948300 Ext: 0749 (Geral)

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Message 2: ACL'2000: 2nd Chinese Language Processing Workshop

Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 18:27:08 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: ACL'2000: 2nd Chinese Language Processing Workshop

What's new in this call for papers?
 . The submission deadline is extended to July 10, 2000.
 . Please email us two POSTSCRIPT files: one includes the title
 and the content, and the other includes only the ID page.



 The second Chinese Language Processing Workshop

 Sponsored by SIGLEX, SIGDAT and SIGPARSE.

 October 2000

 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 In conjunction with ACL-2000

Growing interest in Chinese Language Processing is leading to the
development of resources such as annotated corpora and automatic
segmenters, part-of-speech taggers and parsers. The first Asian ACL
provides an ideal opportunity to bring together influential
researchers from Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Beijing, as well as
Chinese language researchers in the rest of the world, to discuss
issues that are specific to the processing of Chinese. A critical tool
for developing Chinese language processing tools is the availability
of annotated corpora. The greater the consensus we have around
guidelines for corpus annotation of part-of-speech tags, syntactic
bracketing and other areas, the more useful this corpora will be.

We welcome submissions that address the following topics on Chinese 
language processing:
 . word segmentation
 . POS tagging
 . phrase identification
 . parsing
 . grammar development
 . lexicon acquisition
 . corpus development

We invite workshop participants to take advantage of two bracketed corpora:

 . The first one, the Chinese Penn Treebank, was developed at University of 
 Pennsylvania, USA. It includes 100-thousand words from Xinhua News. 
 The corpus has been released via LDC at UPenn.
 For more information and the release announcement, please check the 

 . The second one, developed by CKIP, Academia Sinica in Taiwan, contains
 more than 30,000 sentences. A trial version of 1,000 sentences is now
 available for downloading by the public at
 The release of the complete treebank is being reviewed by Academia Sinica.
 Preliminary arrangements have been made for the treebank to be licensed
 through ROCLING. Please check their website
 ( for announcements.

The workshop will be held either on Oct 7 or Oct 8. For the latest updates 
of the workshop, please check
If you have any questions concerning the workshop or the Treebank,
please email us at


Submissions are limited to original, unpublished work. Papers may not
exceed 3200 words (exclusive of title page and references). Papers
outside the specified length are subject to be rejected without
review. The paper should be written in English.

The style files for submission are the same as the ones for ACL
regular papers, which can be downloaded from The reviewing of papers will
be blind. Hence the title page and paper should not include the
authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that
reveal the author's identity (e.g., "We previously showed (Smith,
1991) ...") should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith
previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...".

As reviewing will be blind, a separate title page and identification page 
will be required. The title page should include the following information: 

 Paper ID Code: just put "00"
 Topic Area: one or two general topic areas 
 Keywords: Up to 5 keywords specifying subject area 
 Which Session: just put "G"
 Word Count, excluding title page and references: 
 Under Consideration for other Conferences (specify): 
 Abstract: short summary (up to 5 lines) 

The identification page should contain all of the information in the
title page, but in addition must include the authors' names,
affiliations, and email addresses. The format for the identification
page should be as follows:

 Paper ID Code: just put "00"
 Authors' names, affiliations, and email addresses 
 Topic Area: one or two general topic areas 
 Keywords: Up to 5 keywords specifying subject area 
 Which Session: just put "G"
 Word Count, excluding title page and references: 
 Under Consideration for other Conferences (specify): 
 Abstract: short summary (up to 5 lines) 

Submissions must be received by July 10, 2000. Six (6) paper copies
(printed on both sides of the page if possible) including the title
page plus two (2) identification pages should be submitted to the
following address:

 CLP-2000 submission
 c/o Fei Xia
 Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS)
 3401 Walnut St. Suite 400A
 Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Also, a postscript version of the paper (EXCLUDING the ID page) must
be emailed to on or before July 10. Please
also email us an ID page in a separate email. Once the submission is
received, a paper ID will be assigned to the paper and this ID number
will be emailed to the authors. The authors should include the ID
number in the subject lines in subsequent email exchanges.

Important Dates:
 July 10, 2000 Submission of full-length paper
 August 10, 2000 Acceptance notice
 September 5, 2000 Camera-ready paper due
 October 7 or 8 Conference date

	Organizational committee:
	Martha Palmer - UPenn
	Mitch Marcus - UPenn
	Fei Xia - UPenn
	Aravind Joshi - UPenn

Program committee: 

Keh-Jian Chen - Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Shengli Feng - U of Kansas, USA
Laurie Gerber - Systran, USA
Gan Kok Wee - Hong Kong Science and Technology University
Chang-Ning Huang - Microsoft Research, China
Chu-ren Huang - Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Wanying Jin - New Mexicon State University, USA
Tan Chew Lim - National University of Singapore 
Kim-Teng Lua - National University of Singapore
John Kovarik - Department of Defense, USA 
K.L. Kwok - Queens College, USA
Mary Ellen Okurowski - Department of Defense, USA
Fuji Ren - Hiroshima City University, Japan
Richard Sproat - AT&T Research Lab, USA
Bangalore Srinivas - AT&T Research Lab, USA
Keh-Yih Su - Behavior Design Corporation, Taiwan
Maosong Sun - Tsinghua University, China
Benjamin K Tsou - Hong Kong City Univeristy 
Amy Weinberg - U. of Maryland, USA
Ralph Weischedel - BBN, USA
Andi Wu - Mircrosoft, USA
Dekai Wu - Hong Kong Science and Technology University
Nianwen	Xue - U of Delaware, USA
Jin Yang - Systran, USA
Shiwen Yu - Peking University, China 
Chunfa Yuan - Tsinghua University, China
Dong Zhendong - Hownet designer, China 
Joe Zhou - Intel China Research Center, China
Qiang Zhou - Tsinghua University, China
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