LINGUIST List 11.2643

Wed Dec 6 2000

Calls: Semantic Web Workshop, Texas Linguistic Society

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  1. Steffen Staab, Semantic Web Workshop 2001 (WWW10)
  2. William Griffin, 2001 Texas Linguistic Society Conference

Message 1: Semantic Web Workshop 2001 (WWW10)

Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2000 18:20:50 +0100
From: Steffen Staab <>
Subject: Semantic Web Workshop 2001 (WWW10)

 Call for Papers

 Semantic Web
 WWW-10 Workshop

 May 1, 2001

Comprehensive information to be found at

Workshop Outline

The "Semantic Web", a term coined by Tim Berners-Lee, is used to
denote the next evolution step of the Web. Associating meaning with
content or establishing a layer of machine understandable data would
allow automated agents, sophisticated search engines and interoperable
services, will enable higher degree of automation and more intelligent
applications. The ultimate goal of the Semantic Web is to allow
machines the sharing and exploitation of knowledge in the Web way,
i.e. without central authority, with few basic rules, in a scalable,
adaptable, extensible manner. With RDF as the basic platform for the
Semantic Web, a multitude of tools, methods and systems have just
appeared on the horizon. The goal of the workshop is to share
experiences about these systems, exchange ideas about improvements of
existing tools and creation of new systems, principles and
applications. Also an important goal is to develop a cooperation model
among Semantic Web developers, and to develop a common vision about
the future developments.

Relevant workshop topics include (non-exhaustive list):
 � Language and Representation issues
 � Semantic Web infrastructure and architectures
 � Metadata and conceptual models for annotating content, resources,
and portals
 � Automatic annotation/tagging/metadata creation and recommendation
 � Tools, systems and methodologies for Semantic Web
 � Application of semantic web technology
 � Migrating information to semantic formats & Information Filtering
 � Trust in the Semantic Web
 � Query languages for the Semantic Web
 � Information correlation, integration, mediation and brokering on
 the Web
 � Resource discovery
 � Distributed inference services
 � Semantic Web mining

Important Dates

 Deadline for paper submission 1 Jan 2001
 Notification of acceptance 1 Feb 2001
 Deadline final contributions 1 Apr 2001

 All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.
 In addition, a few selected best papers will be considered for
 publication in a special issue of the ETAI Semantic Web Journal

Submission Information

We invite contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in topics
related to the purpose of the workshop. Persons interested in
participating should submit either a technical paper or a position
paper addressing new research issues. In addition, we solicit
proposals for panel discussions and break-out groups that work towards
visions for the semantic web. Submit by e-mail before January 1, 2001
following the format instructions at to

Organizing Committee

 Stefan Decker, Database Group, Stanford University
 Database Group, Stanford University
 Gates Hall 4A, Room 425
 Stanford, CA 94305-9040, USA
 phone: +1 650-723-1422
 fax: +1 650-725-2588

 Dieter Fensel, VU Amsterdam
 Division of Mathematics & Computer Science,
 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,
 De Boelelaan 1081a, 1081 HV Amsterdam, NL
 The Netherlands

 Amit Sheth, Univ. of Georgia
 Large Scale Distributed Information Systems Lab, Computer Sc.,
 415 GSRC, University of Georgia, Athens GA 30602-7404 USA
 Also, Taalee Inc.

 Steffen Staab (Contact),
 AIFB, Karlsruhe University,
 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
 Also, Ontoprise GmbH
 phone: +49-721-608 4751
 fax: +49-721-693 717

Programm Committee
 Dan Brickley, Univ. of Bristol (UK)
 Vassilis Christophides, ICS-FORTH (Greece)
 Peter Eklund, Griffith University (Australia)
 Jim Hendler, Univ. of Maryland (USA)
 Rick Hull, Bell Labs, Lucent Tech. (USA)
 Manolis Koubarakis, Techn. Univ. of Crete (Greece)
 Ora Lassila, Nokia
 Fred Lochovsky, HKUST (Hong Kong)
 Alain Michard, INRIA (France)
 John Mylopoulos, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
 Claire Nedellec, LRI (France)
 Deborah McGuinness, Stanford Univ. (USA)
 Dimitris Plexousakis, Univ. of Crete (Greece)
 Louiqa Raschid, Univ. of Maryland (USA)
 Marie-Christine Rousset, Univ. of ORSAY (France)
 Guus Schreiber, VU Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
 Tarcisio de Souza Lima, Federal Univ. of Juiz de Fora (Brazil)
 Katia Sycara, CMU (USA)
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Message 2: 2001 Texas Linguistic Society Conference

Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 16:14:31 -0600
From: William Griffin <>
Subject: 2001 Texas Linguistic Society Conference


2001 Texas Linguistic Society Conference
The Role of Agreement in Natural Language
March 2-4, 2001
University of Texas at Austin

TLS 2001 Call for Papers

The role of agreement in natural language is an issue of current interest
and debate in many subfields of linguistics including morphology, syntax,
semantics, and language acquisition, and poses a number of empirical and
theoretical problems for all frameworks of linguistic theory. The aim of
this conference will be to share research findings and proposals on the
role of agreement in relation to a number of current issues in these areas
and interface issues between these areas including the role of agreement in
morphology and the lexicon, the problem of "dis-agreement" effects, the
role of agreement in the theory of clause structure and Universal Grammar,
the role of agreement in semantic interpretation, and the role of agreement
in language acquisition in relation to these areas.

We invite abstracts on original, unpublished work in any of these areas as
they relate to the role of agreement in natural language.

Invited Keynote Speakers

Hilda Koopman, UCLA
	The Locality of Agreement
Margeret Speas, UMASS
	Functional Categories and the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface
Sandy Chung, UC-Santa Cruz
	The Two Faces of Agreement


Please submit ten copies of a one-page, 500-word, anonymous abstract for a
twenty minute paper (optionally, one additional page for data and/or
references may be appended), along with a 3" by 5" card with:

1) your name,
2) your affiliation,
3) your address, phone number, and e-mail address,
4) the title of the paper, and
5) an indication of which subfield of linguistics best describes the topic
(e.g., Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Language Acquisition, etc.)

Abstract Submissions

By regular mail
Please send abstracts to:
TLS 2001 Abstract Committee
501 Calhoun
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

 By e-mail

E-mail abstracts will also be accepted. They must be submitted as
attachments to an e-mail message. They may not be contained with the body
of a message. The body of the message should include all information listed
in 1-5 above. The only acceptable formats for submissions are RTF, PDF,
Word Perfect, or MS Word. We generally discourage the use of nonstandard
fonts, since we can not always decipher them.

E-mail submissions should be submitted to:

Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts: Abstracts must be postmarked by December 8, 2000
Notifications of acceptance or nonacceptance: January 16, 2001

For more information, see our conference web site:
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