LINGUIST List 11.2278

Fri Oct 20 2000

Calls: Logical Aspects/Comp Ling, Text/Discourse

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  1. Catherine Piliere, Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics (LACL 2001)
  2. Society for Text and Discourse, Society for Text and Discourse

Message 1: Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics (LACL 2001)

Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 10:53:40 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Catherine Piliere <Catherine.Piliereloria.fr>
Subject: Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics (LACL 2001)



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 CALL FOR PAPERS
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 LACL 2001

 4th International Conference on
 LOGICAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS
 June 27 -- 29, 2001
 Le Croisic, France

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HISTORY

The LACL series of conferences aims at providing a forum for the
presentation and discussion of current research in all the formal
and logical aspects of computational linguistics. It started as a 
workshop held in Nancy (France), in 1995. Due to its success, it 
was turned, the next year, into a international conference. LACL'96 
and'97 have both been held in Nancy (France). LACL'98 has been held 
in Grenoble (France). Selected papers from LACL'95 appear in a special
issue of Journal of Logic Language and Information, 7(4), 1998.
The proceedings of LACL'96 and 97 appear as volumes 1328 and 1582
of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. The proceedings of LACL'98
are in press with the same series.


SCOPE

Typical topics include, but are not limited to:

 Categorial grammars, Categorial type logics, Compositionality, 
 Discourse representation theory, Dynamics, Feature Logics, 
 Formal language theory, Game-theoretical semantics, Grammatical 
 inference, Learning theory, Linear logical frameworks, Minimalism, 
 Modal logics, Montague semantics, Parsing as deduction, Proof-
 theoretic approaches, Situation semantics and situation theory,
 Type-theoretic approaches.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 15 standard 
A4 or US quarto pages. The paper should allow the Programme 
Committee to assess the merits of the work. In particular, 
references and comparisons with related work should be included. 
Submission of material already published or submitted to other
conferences with published proceedings is not allowed.

Electronic submission is highly recommended. A postscript version
of the paper should be sent as an e-mail to:

 <morrilllsi.upc.es>

to arrive by January 29, 2001. 

Authors are strongly encouraged to use LaTeX2e and the Springer 
llncs class file http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

In addition, a separate e-mail containing the title of the paper, 
authors' names and addresses, and a short abstract in plain ASCII 
format should be sent to the same e-mail address.

If electronic submission is not possible, authors may submit four
hard copies of the paper by post to the following address:

 LACL 2001 (Attention: G. Morrill)
 UPC, Departament de LSI
 Campus Nord - Modul C6
 Jordi Girona Salgado, 1-3
 E-08034 Barcelona - Espanya


IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for Submissions: January 29, 2001
Notification to Authors: March 26, 2001
Final Versions due: April 20, 2001


CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

The accepted papers will be published as a volume of Springer 
Lecture Notes in AI. This will be available at the time of the 
conference.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

 W. Buszkowski (Poznan)
 R. Crouch, (Palo Alto)
 A. Dikovsky (Nantes)
 M. Dymetman (Grenoble)
 C. Gardent (Saarbrucken)
 P. de Groote (Nancy), co-chair
 M. Kanazawa (Tokyo)
 G. Morrill (Barcelona), co-chair
 R. Muskens (Tilburg)
 F. Pfenning (Pittsburgh)
 B. Rounds, (Ann Arbor)
 E. Stabler (Los Angeles)


ORGANIZING COMITTEE

 B. Daille (Nantes)
 A. Dikovsky (Nantes)
 A. Foret (Rennes)
 E. Lebret (Rennes)
 C. Piliere (Nancy), publicity chair
 C. Retore (Rennes), chair
 P. Sebillot (Rennes)

URL

 http://www.irisa.fr/LACL2001
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Message 2: Society for Text and Discourse

Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 11:22:34 -0500
From: Society for Text and Discourse <ST_Dmail.psyc.memphis.edu>
Subject: Society for Text and Discourse


Call for Proposals

Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse
Thursday through Saturday, July 12 - 14, 2001
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
(Co-sponsor: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.)

The Society for Text and Discourse will hold its eleventh annual meeting on
the UCSB campus (http://www.ucsb.edu) from Thursday evening through
Saturday, July 12 - 14, 2001. This meeting is being held in conjunction
with the Summer Institute sponsored by the Linguistics Society of America
http://www.summer.ucsb.edu/lsa2001/index.htm

The Society for Text and Discourse is an international society of
researchers who investigate all aspects of discourse processing and text
analysis. (See our web site: http://www.psyc.memphis.edu/ST&;D/ST&D.htm ). The
purpose of the Society is to consolidate research in discourse processing
and to enhance communication among researchers in different disciplines.
Therefore, we invite scholars from various disciplines (e.g., psychology,
linguistics, artificial intelligence, education, sociology, anthropology,
communications, and philosophy) to attend and participate in the Eleventh
Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse.

We are pleased to feature three internationally renowned scholars as invited
speakers.

Dr. David Barton
University of Lancaster
"Social Interaction in a Textually Mediated World"

Dr. Charles N. Li
University of California Santa Barbara
"On the Evolutionary Origin of Language"

Dr. Brian MacWhinney
Carnegie Mellon University
"The Emergence of Language from Embodiment"


We are also putting together an interactive panel session to consider new
issues, methodologies, and cross-disciplinary initiatives in the field of
discourse and text studies. The conference begins on Thursday evening (7/12)
and runs all day Friday and Saturday (7/13,14). A poster session will be
held on Friday evening. The evening events will take place at the
conference hotel, The Holiday Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta. Talks on Friday and
Saturday will occur on the UCSB campus.

We are looking for the best ever attendance at the 2001 Society for Text &
Discourse meeting. We hope to see you there.

Deadline for Proposal Submission is December 15, 2000.
Deadline for Housing Reservations is June 1, 2001.
Deadline for Advance Registration is June 15, 2001.


Logistical Information on Submitting Proposals, Hotel and Lodging,
Transportation, Registration, and Membership in the Society


1. Submitting Proposals: How to submit a proposal for presentation at the
Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse.

2. Submitting proposals for student awards: How to submit an entry for the
OUTSTANDING STUDENT PAPER and the JASON ALBRECHT AWARDS.

3. Hotel: How to reserve hotel lodging for the Eleventh Annual Meeting of
the Society for Text and Discourse.

4. Transportation: Getting around in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area.

5. Registration: How to register for the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the
Society for Text and Discourse.

6. Membership information: Join the society and save on conference
registration fees.

For further information about the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for
Text and Discourse, contact conference coordinator Alicia Stark
(alicia.starkvanderbilt.edu; 615-322-1307), Susan Goldman, Chair of the
Society (susan.goldmanvanderbilt.edu; 615-322-8135), or Rich Mayer, local
arrangements committee chair (mayerpsych.ucsb.edu; 805-893-2472).




1. How to Submit a Proposal for the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society
for Text and Discourse

Presentations at the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and
Discourse can be in the form of POSTERS or SPOKEN PAPERS. The deadline for
submitting proposals for both presentation formats is December 15, 2000.
Note that this is a receipt deadline (proposals must be received on or
before that date). Proposals will be reviewed by the program committee, and
authors will be notified regarding acceptance by mid-February 2001. Please
note that all presentations must be based on research that is completed at
the time that the proposal is submitted.

Prepare POSTER and PAPER submissions according to the format provided below.
Submit proposals via EMAIL to Alicia.StarkVanderbilt.edu. Place the
proposal in the body of the email, using as subject header for the email the
last name of the first author and the title of the proposal (e.g. Goldman,
The benefits of becoming a member of the Society for Text and Discourse). In
addition, you may attach a file (saved as Word version 5.0); name the file
by last name of the first author. (If you are submitting multiple proposals
use the last name and a number, e.g., Goldman1, Goldman2). Each proposal
must be sent in a separate email message.

Format for Submitting POSTER and PAPER proposals. NOTE: If you wish to
submit a symposium, please contact Susan Goldman prior to preparing the
submission.
A. AUTHOR INFORMATION
For every author on the submission, provide:
Name
Affiliation
Full mailing address
E-mail address
Telephone number

B. PRESENTER NAME (name of the person who will be making the presentation)
C. PRESENTATION FORMAT PREFERENCE
Choose one of the following options:
Spoken only
Poster only
Preference for spoken but would be willing to do a poster
(Note that the number of time slots for spoken presentations will be
limited.)

D. PLEASE CHECK:

I certify that the research submitted for presentation has been completed.
 ___ yes ___ no

E. PRESENTATION INFORMATION
The title of the presentation
Authors' names and affiliations
A 2-page summary of the presentation
A 75-word abstract of the presentation

Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. If for some reason you cannot
send your submission by e-mail, please contact Alicia Stark, Box 45 Peabody,
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203; phone: 615-323-1307; fax:
615-343-7556; alicia.starkvanderbilt.edu . Confirmation of submissions will
be sent within a week of receipt.

2. How to Submit Proposals for the OUTSTANDING STUDENT PAPER or the JASON
ALBRECHT OUTSTANDING YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDS.

The Outstanding Student Paper Award is presented annually to the best spoken
paper submitted and presented by a graduate student.
Eligibility: Proposals for the Outstanding Student paper award must reflect
work that is predominantly that of the student, who should also be
appropriately the first author. In the case of multi-author papers, authors
other than the student nominee must indicate that the work is primarily that
of the student.

The Jason Albrecht Outstanding Young Scientist Award is presented annually
to the best spoken paper based on a doctoral dissertation. This award honors
the memory of Jason Albrecht, a promising young text and discourse
researcher who passed away in 1996.
Eligibility: Proposals for the Albrecht award must reflect work that is
based on the nominee's dissertation. In the case of multi-author papers, the
other authors must indicate that the work is based on the nominee's doctoral
dissertation.

Recipients of each award receive a commemorative certificate and a $150
prize.

Proposals for these two awards are submitted twice: Once to the regular
program review process and separately to the Awards Review Committee.
Deadline for submission is December 15, 2000 for both. The proposals undergo
two reviews - one by the regular program committee, with author
identification; and a second by the Awards Review Committee without author
identification. Only proposals that are accepted for inclusion on the
program by the regular review committee are eligible for Awards.

Follow the procedures given in section 1 for submission to the regular
program review. The format for submission to the Awards Review Committee is
the same as that for submission to the regular program review with two
exceptions.

1. Under item B: Nominees' names should be in all caps or underlined; they
should be the first authors of the submitted proposals. Other authors
should check the appropriate statement:

____ I certify that the research is primarily the work of the student first
author. (Outstanding Student Paper Award)

____ I certify that the research is based on the doctoral dissertation of
the first author. (Albrecht award)

2. Under item E: Do NOT include the Author(s)' names and affiliations.

Proposals being submitted to the Awards Review Committee should also be sent
via EMAIL to Alicia.StarkVanderbilt.edu following the same instructions
provided for submission to the regular program review, except for one change
in the subject header of the email. The subject heading for entries for the
Outstanding Student Paper Award should contain the acronym OSPA followed by
the last name of the student submitting the proposal (e.g., OSPA,
Sundermeier). The subject heading for entries for the Jason Albrecht
Outstanding Young Scientist Award should contain the acronym JAOYSA followed
by the last name of the student submitting the proposal (e.g., JAOYSA,
Linderholm).

Evaluation of entries for these two awards will be without author
identification. Information in Items A and D will be examined after review
and ratings of the proposals.

Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. If for some reason you cannot
send your submission by e-mail, please contact Alicia Stark, Box 45 Peabody,
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203; phone: 615-323-1307; fax:
615-343-7556; alicia.starkvanderbilt.edu. Confirmation of submissions will
be sent within a week of receipt.

3. How to Reserve Hotel Lodging for the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the
Society for Text and Discourse

Participants in the Society for Text and Discourse meeting will receive a
special group rate for hotel rooms at the Holiday Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
of $129.95 per room. Please make your reservations as early as possible; the
block of rooms will be held until June 1, 2001. Beyond this date, hotel room
availability is not guaranteed; neither is the group rate. Please be aware
that Santa Barbara is an exceedingly popular tourist venue during the
summer.

Make your reservations directly with the hotel by calling 805-964-6241, by
faxing to 805-964-8467, or by email to rzaragozabristolhotels.com. To
receive the contract rates, give the group name Society for Text and
Discourse (STD). The hotel is about 3 miles from the airport. It does offer
complimentary shuttle transportation to and from the airport.

Those located outside of the U.S. or Canada who wish assistance in making
their hotel reservations should contact Alicia Stark
(alicia.starkvanderbilt.edu).

4. Transportation in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area

As indicated above, the hotel will provide complimentary shuttle service to
and from the airport. The Hotel is approximately 4 miles from the campus. We
are arranging for shuttle vans to take conference participants to the campus
on Friday and Saturday mornings and back to the hotel in the evening.

The University and the Holiday Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta are located
approximately 10 miles from downtown Santa Barbara. The most convenient way
to get downtown from the Holiday Inn is by taxicab or rental car. If you
decide to rent a car, there are special visitor lots on the UCSB campus.

You may also wish to consider flying to Los Angeles rather than Santa
Barbara and renting a car at the LA airport. It takes approximately 2 to 2.5
hours to drive from LAX to Santa Barbara and directions are fairly
straightforward (405 North to 101 North to Patterson Avenue Exit in Goleta.
Turn right onto Patterson Avenue, then left at the first traffic light onto
Calle Real. The Holiday Inn is about half a mile down on the right at 5650
Calle Real.)

5. How to Register for the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for Text
and Discourse

To pre-register, please fill out the registration form
(http://www.psyc.memphis.edu/ST&;D/forms/regform.html). Send the completed
form with a check made out to the Society for Text and Discourse, to the
address listed at the bottom of the form. Pre-registration fees are $40 for
Society members and $60 for non-members. We have also instituted a SPECIAL
STUDENT REGISTRATION RATE of $25 for student members, $35 for student
non-members. There will be on-site registration available; however, the
on-site registration rates are $55 for members, $80 for non-members, $35 for
student members and $45 for student non-members.

6. Membership Join now! Save on conference fees!

If you are not a member of the Society, please consider joining now to take
advantage of lower member rates for conference registration. To join,
complete the membership form
( http://www.psyc.memphis.edu/ST&;D/forms/membform.html ) and send it with your
membership fee to the address listed at the bottom on the form. Membership
rates are $75 for regular membership, $85 for members outside the U.S. or
Canada, and $15 for special membership, including students. Membership
includes a subscription to the Society's journal, Discourse Processes.
Further information about Society membership is available at
http://www.psyc.memphis.edu/ST&;D/mem.htm
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