LINGUIST List 11.2346

Sun Oct 29 2000

Calls: Machine Learning, General Linguistics

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  1. Andrea Danyluk, International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2001)
  2. Taraneh Hatef, 5th Conferance on Linguistics

Message 1: International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2001)

Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 17:40:15 -0500
From: Andrea Danyluk <>
Subject: International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2001)


Call for Workshop Proposals
International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2001)

The ICML-2001 Organizing Committee invites proposals for
workshops to be held at the Eighteenth International
Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2001). ICML-2001
workshops will be held on the first day of the conference,
June 28, at Williams College, the scenic site of all
ICML-2001 events. Workshop proposals should be submitted as
outlined below.

ICML workshops provide organizers and participants with an
opportunity to focus intensively on a specific topic within
machine learning. Often, workshops concentrate on an
emerging topic of technical interest (e.g., hierarchical
reinforcement learning), a unique area of application for
machine learning technologies (e.g., machine learning for
genetics), or a community-wide issue that deserves
specialized attention (e.g., machine learning and privacy).


Workshop proposals should provide sufficient information to
evaluate the quality and importance of the topic, the goals
of the workshop, and the size of the interested community.
Proposals should identify one or more chairs and several
other individuals willing to serve on an organizing
committee and assist with publicity and reviewing.

Proposals should be 2-4 pages and contain at least the
following information:

 - Description: What will the workshop be about? Why is
 the topic best addressed in an ICML workshop, as
 opposed to a workshop at another conference or papers
 in an ICML technical session?

 - Goals: What do you expect will come out of the workshop?
 How will the workshop change participants' understanding
 of the area?

 - Format: How will the workshop sessions be scheduled?
 How much time will be used for discussion, panel
 discussions, paper presentations, invited talks, or
 other methods for encouraging communication and
 consensus? Organizers are encouraged to focus on
 mechanisms other than traditional paper presentations
 and to differentiate themselves clearly from typical
 conference sessions.

 - Publicity: How do you intend to publicize the workshop?
 How will you reach the most interested and appropriate

 - Potential participants: Who are potential participants
 in the workshop?

 - Organizers: Please include the name, postal address,
 phone number, e-mail address, and webpage of each chair
 and each member of the organizing committee. In
 addition, indicate the chairs' background in the
 workshop area.

Important Dates

 Proposals due: Dec. 11, 2000
 Notification: Dec. 18, 2000
 Publicity material due: Jan. 15, 2001
 Written materials due: Mar. 26, 2001
 Notification to participants: Apr. 09, 2001
 Working notes due: May. 14, 2001
 Workshop held: Jun. 28, 2001

Proposals will be reviewed by the workshop chair and members
of the organizing committee. Please submit three hard
copies or an electronic copy (plain text or PostScript) to
the workshop chair. Proposals should be submitted to:

 David Jensen
 Department of Computer Science
 140 Governor's Drive
 University of Massachusetts
 Amherst, MA 01003
 Tel: 413-545-9677
 Fax: 413-545-1249

Additional Information

For additional information, see the web site for the

which will provide additional details as they become
available. If you have questions about ICML-2001, please
send electronic mail to
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Message 2: 5th Conferance on Linguistics

Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 13:11:26 -0800 (PST)
From: Taraneh Hatef <>
Subject: 5th Conferance on Linguistics

 5th Conference On Linguistics 
 Allameh Tabataba'i University 
 Tehran, Iran
 March 11-13 2001

Dear Linguists,

Please be informed that the 5th conference on
Linguistics is going to be held on March 11-13 2001 in
Allameh Tabataba'i University, Iran.
For more information, please contact the following:

 Dr. M. Dabir Moghadam

Kind Regards,

Taraneh Hatef 
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