LINGUIST List 11.1506

Mon Jul 10 2000

Calls: Lexicon/Generativity, Modeling/Using Context

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  1. kanzaki, Generative Approaches to the Lexicon (GL2001)
  2. CONTEXT'01 Conference, Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT'01)

Message 1: Generative Approaches to the Lexicon (GL2001)

Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 20:44:53 +0900
From: kanzaki <>
Subject: Generative Approaches to the Lexicon (GL2001)

***** First Call for Papers GL2001 *****

1st International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon

Pierrette Bouillon (ISSCO/TIM, University of Geneva, Switzerland) 
Kyoko Kanzaki (Communications Research Laboratory, Japan)

April 27-29, 2001

University of Geneva, 

The aim of this workshop is to bring together diverse contributions in
philosophy, linguistics, computer science and lexicography to explore
the lexicon from the point of view of generativity. The discussions
will be centered, but are not limited to, the newly emerging view of
Generative Lexicon Theory (Pustejovky, 1995).

- Philosophical Foundations of a Generative Approach
- Representation of Word Meaning
- Generative Lexicon Theory
- Analysis of Linguistic Phenomena
- Building Lexical Resources
- Exploiting Lexical Resources in NLP Applications
- Lexical Rules
- Framework for Lexical Semantics
- Critical Perspectives

The conference will be held over a period of two and a half days. Long 
(45 min) and short (20 min) presentations are foreseen. Invited
speakers include James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University. 

Submission procedure: 
Authors should submit an anonymous paper of at most 7 single-column
pages (including references) using a 12' body font size together with a
separate page specifying the author's name, affiliation, address, e-mail
address, title and type of paper (long or short). The papers should be
submitted electronically (in postscript, rtf or pdf format) to both: and 

All the papers must be submitted and presented in English. Accepted
papers will be published in the proceedings of the workshop.

Important dates:
Paper due: October 16th, 2000
Acceptance/rejection notice: December 20th, 2000
Final version due: February 15th, 2001
Conference: April 27-29, 2001

Workshop Chairs:
Pierrette Bouillon
Kyoko Kanzaki

Program Committee:
Susan Armstrong (ISSCO/TIM, Geneva)
Federica Busa (Lexeme, Inc, Boston)
Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto Di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa)
Ann Copestake (Center for the Study of Language and Information, Standford)
Laurence Danlos (University of Paris VII, Paris)
Hitoshi Isahara (Communications Research Laboratory, Japan)
Alex Lascarides (University of Edinburgh)
Jacques Jayez (EHESS-CELITH, Paris)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, Boston)
Patrick Saint-Dizier (IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse)
Pascale Sebillot (Irisa, Rennes)
Evelyne Viegas (Microsoft, Seattle)
(others to be confirmed)

For any information, please contact:

Pierrette Bouillon
40, bvd du Pont-d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4 (Switzerland)
email :
Tel: +41/22/705 86 79
Fax: +41/22/705 86 89
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Message 2: Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT'01)

Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 16:56:42 -0400 (EDT)
From: CONTEXT'01 Conference <>
Subject: Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT'01)

 Call for Papers

 Third International Conference on
 Modeling and Using Context

 Dundee, Scotland
 July 27-30, 2001

The Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling
and Using Context (CONTEXT'01) aims at providing a high quality forum
for discussions on context among researchers active in Artificial
Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Linguistics,
Organizational Sciences" Philosophy, and Psychology.

The importance of the notion of context is widely acknowledged, as
eviden ced by the numerous workshops, symposia, and seminars on
context held recentl y (see the Context Web Site). The CONTEXT series
of conferences has a uniqu e place among these due to its strong
emphasis on interdisciplinary researc h. The first conference in this
series (CONTEXT'97) was held in Rio de Janei ro in 1997. The second
conference (CONTEXT'99) was held in Trento in 1999; see for details.


The following topics, in which contexts can be studied and/or applied,
ar e thought to be indicative of the scope of the conference:

 * Case-Based Reasoning
 * Cognitive Modeling
 * Commonsense Reasoning
 * (Active) Databases
 * Decision Support Systems
 * Distributed Information Systems
 * Formal Theories of Context
 * Heterogeneous Information Integration
 * Human-Computer Interaction
 * Information Management
 * Intelligent Internet Systems
 * Intelligent Tutoring Systems
 * Knowledge Engineering
 * Knowledge Management
 * Knowledge Representation
 * Machine Learning
 * Multi-Agent Systems
 * Natural Language Processing
 * Natural Language Semantics
 * Organizational Contexts
 * Philosophical Foundations
 * Pragmatics

Needless to say, this is not an exhaustive list; other contributions on
context are welcome.


As in CONTEXT'99, the Proceedings of CONTEXT'01 will be published by
Springer-Verlag as a volume in their series ``Lecture Notes in
Artificial Intelligence (LNAI)'' (subseries of ``Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS)''; visit for the LNCS/LNAI home
page) and will be distributed to the registered participan ts during
the conference. Publication of an accepted paper in the Proceeding s
will be conditional upon two things: presentation of the paper during
the conference and registration of at least one of its authors at the


CONTEXT'01 is meant to provide an interdisciplinary forum. All
submission s, in addition to being evaluated for their technical and
theoretical merit, will be evaluated for their strength to be
accessible to an interdisciplinary community. Accordingly, works that
transcend their disciplinary boundaries are especially encouraged.

Each submission will be evaluated by three referees.

Submissions must include in their first page: title, author's name,
affiliation, complete mailing address, phone/fax numbers, email, and
an abstract. Prospective authors are strongly advised to see the
sample paper at:

 * or

to have a precise idea of the formatting requirements. It is
especially crucial to observe that papers cannot be longer than 14
pages. Detailed information is available at

Only electronic submissions (PostScript or pdf file only, named with
the first author's name and last name, e.g. or
John-Doe.pdf) are acceptable. It would be wise to use a well-known
compression utility (e.g compress or gzip) before a paper is
emailed. If one foresees problems in submitting his/her paper in one
of the allowed electronic formats and wou ld like to send hardcopy
instead, then he/she should send email to one of th e Program
Co-Chairs well in advance of the submission deadline and seek
advice. LNCS is now published, in parallel to the printed books, in
full-text electronic version and therefore the electronic files are

Submitted papers should be received by the Conference Chair no later than
February 2, 2001:

 Paolo Bouquet
 CONTEXT'01 Conference Chair
 Department of Computer Science
 University of Trento
 Via Inama, 5
 I-38100 Trento, Italy
 tel: +39 461 882135
 fax: +39 461 882124


CONTEXT'01 expands the spectrum of CONTEXT'97 and CONTEXT'99 in that
specialized workshops are planned to let participants discuss emerging,
narrow, and technical issues related to context. Proposals for specialized
workshops should be sent to the Workshops Chair by March 2, 2001:

 Massimo Benerecetti
 CONTEXT'01 Workshops Chair
 Department of Physical Sciences
 University of Naples "Federico II"
 Complesso Monte Santangelo
 via Cinthia
 80126 Napoli, Italy

A proposal should comprise the following items: workshop title, address and
short bio of the workshop director, one-page synopsis of the workshop,
addresses of workshop speakers who have already committed themselves to
making a presentation, tentative titles of the presentations. It is up to
the workshop director to decide whether the workshop speakers also
prepare written accounts of their presentations.

In any case, there will not be a formal written record of the
workshops. A workshop director is free to prepare an informal report
or a collection o f handouts incorporating the material discussed in
his/her workshop.


 Paper submission deadline February 2, 20

 Workshop proposal submission deadline March 2, 20

 Notification of acceptance/rejection for all submissions April 2, 20

 Deadline for final versions of accepted papers (LNAI format) May 4, 20

 Conference July 27-30, 20


 Paolo Bouquet (


 Rich Thomason (
 Varol Akman (


 Massimo Benerecetti (


 Roy Turner (


 Roger Young (


 Paolo Bouquet (
 Patrick Brezillon (
 Rich Thomason (
 Varol Akman (
 Roger Young (
 Gilles Fauconnier (
 Fausto Giunchiglia (
 Carlo Penco (
 Francois Recanati (
 Luciano Serafini (


 Paolo Bouquet (
 Patrick Brezillon (
 Rich Thomason (
 Varol Akman (
 Roy Turner (
 Massimo Benerecetti (


 Roger Young (
 Roy Dychoff (
 Wayne Murray (
 Alex Lascarides (
 Nick Taylor (


 Daniel Andler Universite de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), France
 Kent Bach San Francisco State University, USA
 Carla Bazzanella Universit� di Torino, Italy
 David Beaver Stanford University, USA
 Matteo Bonifacio Arthur Andersen Italia, Italy
 Cristiano Castelfranchi National Research Council, Italy
 Jean-Charles Pomerol DRITT, UPMC, France
 Herbert Clark Stanford University, USA
 Christo Dichev North Carolina A&M State University
 Bruce Edmonds Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
 Paul Feltovich Southern Illinois Univ. School of Medicine, USA
 Tim Fernando Trinity College, Ireland
 Anita Fetzer Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany
 Michael Fisher Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
 Claude Frasson University of Montreal, Canada
 Chiara Ghidini Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
 Alain Giboin Unite de Recherche Sophia-Antipolis, France
 Pat Hayes The University of West Florida, USA
 Jerry Hobbs SRI International, USA
 Lucja Iwanska Wayne State University, USA
 Ruth Kempson King's College, UK
 Ewan Klein University of Edinburgh, UK
 Yves Kodratoff Universit� Paris-Sud, France
 Boicho Kokinov New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria
 Jose Luis Bermudez University of Stirling, UK
 Mark Maybury MITRE Corporation, USA
 Bernard Moulin Universit� Laval, Canada
 John Mylopoulos University of Toronto, Canada
 Rolf Nossum Agder University College, Norway
 John Perry Stanford University, USA
 Stefano Predelli Universitetet i Oslo, Norway
 Marina Sbisa Universit� di Trieste, Italy
 Carles Sierra CSIC-Spanish Scientific Research Council, Spain
 Munindar Singh North Carolina State University, USA
 Steffen Staab University of Karlsruhe, Germany
 Robert Stalnaker MIT, USA
 Jason Stanley Cornell University, USA
 Mike Tanenhaus University of Rochester, USA
 Robert Young NC State University, USA
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