LINGUIST List 11.2352

Tue Oct 31 2000

Calls: Formal Approaches/Japanese, Student Research

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  1. Ken Hiraiwa, The 3rd Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics (FAJL3) at MIT
  2. kczuba, NAACL'01 Student Research Workshop

Message 1: The 3rd Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics (FAJL3) at MIT

Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 00:05:47 -0500
From: Ken Hiraiwa <hiraiwaMIT.EDU>
Subject: The 3rd Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics (FAJL3) at MIT

 First Call-For-Paper

 The 3rd Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics Conference (FAJL3)
 May 18 - 20, 2001

 Invited Speakers:

 Noam Chomsky (MIT)
 Masa Koizumi (Tohoku University)
 Mamoru Saito (Nanzan University)
 Anna Szabolcsi (New York University)

The Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT will host the 3rd
Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics Conference (FAJL3), on May
18-20, 2001 at MIT.


We invite abstracts for 30 minute talks (20 minute presentation +
10 minutes for discussion) on any aspect of Japanese formal/theoretical
linguistics. Papers comparing Japanese with other languages are equally

Abstracts must be anonymous, at most two pages long (including examples
and references) on a letter-size sheet (8"1/2 by 11") with one-inch
margins and typed in at least 12-point font.

We only accept electronic submissions. The acceptable formats are
PC/Mac MS Word and PDF. For phonetic fonts, either 
SIL IPA93 or IPA Kiel should be used. For any unusual fonts, please attach 
the font file. Abstracts that do not follow the above format will not be
accepted. Submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract per
author. The proceedings of FAJL3 will be published by MIT Working Papers
in Linguistics (MITWPL).

Electronic submissions should have the abstract as an attachment and the
subject header "abstract", and include all the author information listed
below in the body of the e-mail. The file name of the attachment must be
the same as the title of the abstract or a shortened version of it. 

Author information:
(1) name
(2) title of abstract
(3) area (syntax, semantics etc.)
(4) affiliation(s)
(5) mailing address
(6) e-mail address

 Abstract Deadline : January 10, 2001
 Submission Address : fajl3abstractMIT.EDU
 Acceptance Notification : mid-February
 Contact : fajl3inquiriesMIT.EDU

Electronic submissions will receive an email confirmation of
the receipt of the abstract by January 14, 2001. If you do not
receive confirmation by this date, please contact us at
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Message 2: NAACL'01 Student Research Workshop

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 11:51:30 EST
From: kczuba <>
Subject: NAACL'01 Student Research Workshop

 Final Call for Papers
 for the
 Student Research Workshop
 Language Technologies 2001:
 2nd Meeting of the North American Chapter of the 
 Association for Computational Linguistics

	 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 4, 2001

Student Co-Chairs:

 Krzysztof Czuba, Carnegie Mellon University

 Lisa Michaud, University of Delaware

 (Full contact information below)

 Deborah Dahl, Unisys Corporation


1. Overview and Purpose of the Student Research Workshop
2. Topics of Interest
3. Format of Presentations
4. Requirements
5. Paper Publication
6. Format for Submissions
7. Timeline
8. Website
9. Contact Information

1. Overview

The North American Chapter of the Association for
Computational Linguistics (ACL) is pleased to announce the
student program for the 2nd Meeting of the North American
Chapter of the ACL (NAACL). Through this program, students
working in any area of computational linguistics present
research in progress and receive feedback from other members
of the computational linguistics community. This is a
valuable opportunity for students to solicit comments on
their research from a broad audience including other
graduate students and researchers from academia and
industry. We encourage students of all levels to

2. Topics of Interest

The Student Research Workshop accepts submission of papers addressing
all topics covered by NAACL. Please see the main session CFP for a
list of topics, or see the NAACL 2001 webpage at: .

3. Format of Presentations

Following the format of the successful Student Research Workshop at
NAACL 2000 in Seattle, this year's presentations will involve
responses given by panels of experienced researchers in the field. The
purpose of the panel is to provide the students with clear feedback on
their research and presentation skills. Two panelists will respond to
each presentation. The panelists will have read the paper beforehand
and prepared supportive comments to help the student identify
strengths and weaknesses. Following the panelists' comments, there
will be time for general comments from the audience. The time block
for each paper will be fairly large to accommodate the more extensive
feedback expected in this format.

This year, we would also like to introduce poster presentations. In
addition to the paper, all presenters will also design a poster for
the Student Poster Session outside of the workshop. The Student
Poster Session will give the students greater exposure to the NAACL
community at large, particularly those individuals who are unable to
attend the workshop. There will be no separate submission to the
Student Poster Session. The organizers may also choose to invite the
authors of high-quality papers which, due to time constraints, were
not accepted for the Student Workshop, to present their work during
the Student Poster Session.

4. Paper Publication

Papers presented at the NAACL 2001 Student Research Workshop will be
published in the NAACL 2001 Student Research Workshop Proceedings.
The Proceedings will be printed in a volume separate from the main
conference proceedings, following the format adopted for other
preconference workshops.

5. Requirements

Papers submitted to the Student Research Workshop should describe
original, unpublished work in progress. For student papers presenting
joint work, all co-authors must be students. Concurrent submission to
other conferences is allowed, but this must be clearly indicated on
the identification page. If accepted, the paper must be withdrawn
from all other conferences or alternatively may be withdrawn from
NAACL 2001. Students may not submit the same paper to the main
sessions and the student workshop for NAACL 2001. Students may, of
course, submit different papers to the main conference and the student
workshop, or papers on different aspects of a particular problem or
project. The author's decision on which venue is most appropriate for
his or her work should depend on the completion level of the work
(work that has been extensively evaluated may be more appropriately
submitted to the main session, while work in early stages may benefit
most from the Student Workshop venue, where it can receive more
detailed feedback) and on the presentation experience of the student
(the workshop should be seen as an excellent opportunity to present to
a supportive audience whose comments aim to assist in the improvement
of the work rather than to criticize).

6. Format for Submissions

The maximum allowable length is 3,200 words, including inline
references and footnotes but excluding the identification page,
figures and bibliography. Electronic submissions are required and
should be either self-contained LaTeX source, PostScript, or PDF (we
encourage postscript submissions). PostScript submissions must use a
standard font. LaTeX submissions should not refer to any other
external files or styles except for the standard styles for TeX 3.14
and LaTeX 2.09 or the ACL-standard LaTeX style files. The
bibliography for a LaTeX submission cannot be submitted as separate
.bib file; the actual bibliography entries must be inserted in the
submitted LaTeX source file.

We strongly recommend the use of ACL-standard LaTeX (including the
bibstyle) or Word style files (which will be available on the website)
for the preparation of submissions. Authors who have difficulty
accessing the style files from the student web site should contact the
student Co-Chairs for a textual description.

Since reviewing will be blind, the heading of the paper should omit
author names and addresses (this information will be included in the
identification page). Self-references that reveal the authors'
identity (e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) . . . ") should be
avoided. Instead, use references in a neutral form (e.g., "Smith
previously showed (1991) . . . "). Furthermore, avoid obvious
giveaways in the bibliography such as listings for unpublished
in-house technical reports.

Each paper will be reviewed by one non-student and two student
reviewers knowledgeable in the area addressed by the paper.

Identification Page

Identifying information should be on a separate page and
must include the following:

 	Authors' names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses
 Paper identification number
	Designated contact author
	Short (5 line) summary
	Up to 5 keywords specifying subject area
	Submission to other conferences (`none' or a list)

The ACL-standard LaTeX and Word can be used to create the
identification page.

Papers outside the specified length or that do not meet the
formatting guidelines are subject to rejection without


Prior to submission, the author or authors must notify the
Co-chairs of the intent to submit via the Student Research
Workshop website at:

Please look for the link to the Intent to Submit form. You
will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours containing
your paper id.

For papers with multiple authors, only one author needs to
fill out the form.

The preferred form for submission is via the author's web
site. Load the PostScript, PDF or self-contained LaTeX file
(for papers prepared using Word, a postscript or PDF file
must be submitted) to a web site, then email the URL to the
Co-Chairs at an email address which will be provided in the
final Call for Papers and will be available on the website.
Make certain you mention the identification number in your

If an author has no web space available, the file containing
the paper can be emailed to the above address. Only in
unusual cases will hard copy submissions be allowed. Please
contact the Co-Chairs well in advance of the deadline if you
need to make special arrangements.

Late submissions will not be accepted. Notification of
receipt will be e-mailed to the designated contact author
shortly after receipt.

7. Timeline

The preliminary timeline for the Student Research Workshop
follows the main session timeline:

 Deadline for electronic notification of intent to submit:
 November 6, 2000

 Submission deadline:
 November 9, 2000

 Acceptance notification:
 January 24, 2001

 Camera-ready papers due by:
 February 27, 2001

 Workshop date:
 Monday, June 4, 2001.

8. Website

Updated information, including this CFP, will be available
at this website address:

9. Contact Information

Inquiries to the Co-Chairs of the student session should be
sent to:

Krzysztof Czuba
Language Technologies Institute
Newell-Simon Hall 4605
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 268 6521
Fax: (412) 268 6298

Lisa Michaud
Computer and Information Sciences Department
214 Smith Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-3643
Fax: (302) 831-4091
(email is the best)
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