LINGUIST List 11.2575

Wed Nov 29 2000

Calls: Computational Semantics, Motivating Movement

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  1. Michael Kohlhase, Inference in Computational Semantics (ICoS-3)
  2. Alison Henry (Prof), Motivating Movement conference: CORRECTION to email address

Message 1: Inference in Computational Semantics (ICoS-3)

Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 19:11:06 -0500
From: Michael Kohlhase <kohlhasercs.cmu.edu>
Subject: Inference in Computational Semantics (ICoS-3)



 * FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS *

 third workshop on

 INFERENCE IN COMPUTATIONAL SEMANTICS

 ICoS-3


 Siena, Italy, June 18-20, 2001

 http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~kohlhase/event/icos3/

 (Submission deadline: March 15, 2001)




ABOUT ICoS
- --------

Traditional inference tools (such as theorem provers and model
builders) are reaching new levels of sophistication and are now widely
and easily available. A wide variety of new tools (statistical and
probabilistic methods, ideas from the machine learning community) are
likely to be increasingly applied in computational semantics. Most
importantly of all, computational semantics seems to have reached the
stage where the exploration and development of inference is one of its
most pressing tasks - and there's a lot of interesting new work which
takes inferential issues seriously.

The Workshop on Inference in Computational Semantics (ICoS) intends to
bring researchers from areas such as Computational Linguistics,
Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, and Logic together, in
order to discuss approaches and applications of Inference in natural
language semantics.

ICoS-1 took place in Amsterdam on August 15, 1999 with an attendance
of over 50 researchers. A selection of the papers presented at ICoS-1
has been published in a special issue of the Journal of Language and
Computation.

ICoS-2 took place in Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, on July 29-30,
2000. Although the attendance was only 30, it was an intense and
communicative meeting. A selection of the papers presented at ICoS-2
will be published in the Journal of Language and Computation.

ICoS-3 will be co-located with the the International Joint Conference
on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR 2001, which takes place June 18-23, 2001
at Siena, Italy. IJCAR is a joint meeting of all major conferences on
automated theorem proving (CADE, FTP, TABLEUAX), and is therefore a
good chance to meet the theorem proving community.

ICoS-3 is endorsed by SIGSEM, the Association for Computational
Linguistics (ACL) Special Interest Group (SIG) on computational
semantics.


DATES
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People who would like to submit a paper, system descriptions or who
would like to attend the workshop should consider the following dates:

 Submission Deadline: March 15, 2001. 
 Notification: April 15, 2001. 
 Final Versions: May 15. 2001. 
 Early Registration until: June 1., 2001. 
 ICoS-3 Tutorials June 18, 2001. 
 ICoS-3 Workshop: June 19-20, 2001. 
 IJCAR: June 18-23, 2001 

INVITED SPEAKERS
- --------------

We anticipate having three invited talks at ICoS-3. One will be given by 

 Alexander Koller (Saarbruecken) 

The other speakers will be announced in due course. 

Tutorials
- -------

We will start off the workshop with two tutorials on June 18. This
gives the researchers from automated reasoning and computational
semantics respectively to get an understanding of the other field
before the actual workshop. The tutorials will given by

 Claire Gardent (CNRS, Nancy): Computational Semantics 
 for automated reasoners

 Uli Furbach (Univ. Koblenz): Automated Reasoning 
 for computational semanticists 
	


PROGRAM COMMITTEE
- ---------------

The program committee for ICoS-3 consists of the following people:

 Patrick Blackburn, INRIA Lorraine (co-chair) 
 Michael Kohlhase, Carnegie-Mellon University (co-chair) 

 Johan Bos, Edinburgh 
 Peter Baumgartner, Koblenz 
 David Beaver, Stanford 
 Dick Crouch, Xerox Parc 
 Maarten de Rijke, Amsterdam 
 Nissim Franchez, Tel Aviv 
 Udo Hahn, Freiburg 
 Gerard Huet, INRIA Rocquencourt 
 Dale Miller, State College 
 Martha Palmer, UPenn 
 Stephen Pulman, Oxford 
 Mathew Stone, Rutgers Univ 
 Jun-ichi Tsuji, Tokyo 
 Bonnie Webber, Edinburgh 


SUBMISSIONS
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We invite three kinds of submissions 
(LaTeX2e, 11pt, one column, a4paper (not a4wide.sty)):

 - research papers on inference methods in computational semantics as well
 as their applications (15 pages), 
 - system descriptions (6 pages), System descriptions should focus on
 actual implementations, explaining system architecture issues and
 specific implementation techniques. Every system description should be 
 accompanied by a system demo at ICoS-3.
 - system demos (2 page abstracts): People who would like demonstrate
 systems that address inference in computational semantics should send 
 two-page abstracts.

Research papers and system descriptions will be peer-refereed by the
programme committee above, system demos are only screened for
appropriateness by the program chairs. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 15, 2001. 

NOTIFICATION: April 15, 2001.

The primary means of submission will be electronic, in PostScript
format. Submissions should be sent to the organizers.icos3ags.uni-sb.de

In addition to the (informal) workshop proceedings, we plan to publish
a special issue of the Journal of Language and Computation devoted to
ICoS-3. Shortly after the workshop, authors will be contacted by the
editors for special issue, inviting them to contribute; we may ask you
to incorporate comments/discussions/... arising during ICoS-3 into
your paper. Details on the publication schedule for the special issue
as well as formatting instructions will be announced at the workshop.
Registration and Further Information If you have any questions, please
contact the local organizers at icos3ags.uni-sb.de.

FURTHER INFORMATION
- -----------------
If you have any questions, please contact the local organizers 
Patrick Blackburn and Michael Kohlhase via icos3ags.uni-sb.de.

For actual information concerning ICoS-3 please consult

 http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~kohlhase/event/icos3/
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Message 2: Motivating Movement conference: CORRECTION to email address

Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 21:42:28 -0000
From: Alison Henry (Prof) <AM.Henryulst.ac.uk>
Subject: Motivating Movement conference: CORRECTION to email address

Motivating Movement: explaining the displacement property in natural language


THERE WAS AN ERROR IN THE EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS 
REMINDER (BUT NOT IN THE INITIAL CALL) The email 
address for abstracts is AM.Henryulst.ac.uk and NOT 
Henryulst.ac.uk. Abstracts delayed because of this 
which are resent will be accepted up to 2nd December.


REMINDER: THE DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS IS 30 
NOVEMBER 2000

Conference Dates: 26-28 January 2001

University of Ulster at Jordanstown


Invited speakers:

Liliane Haegeman Lille

Jim McCloskey UCSC

David Pesetsky MIT



This conference aims to bring together syntacticians to consider what
is probably one of the key issues in syntactic theory. Why do
languages have (apparent) processes which move elements in
sentences/derivations? Is this an 'imperfection' of the system? What
triggers displacement? What is the nature of EPP?



Papers are invited on syntax (including acquisition and syntactic
change) which throw light on why apparent movement exists, how it
should be handled in syntactic theory, or the nature of 'movement'
processes in particular languages or sentence types.




Guidelines for submission of abstracts:


Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 30 November 2000


Abstracts should not exceed two pages in 12-point font.



Abstracts should be submitted to:

Motivating Movement Conference
c/o Prof. Alison Henry
Linguistics Division
School of Psychology and Communication
University of Ulster at Jordanstown
Newtownabbey
BT37 0QB
N Ireland


Send 6 anonymous copies plus one with name and affiliation, plus a 3X5
card giving name, affiliation, paper title, address, email address,
telephone.

or by email to :

AM.Henryulst.ac.uk

with Motivating Movement Conference as the subject or by fax to:


02890-368251 (within UK)

+44-2890-368251 (from outside UK)


clearly marked 'Motivating Movement Conference'
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