LINGUIST List 11.2733

Sun Dec 17 2000

Calls: Computational ling, Austronesian Formal Ling

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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, Computational linguistics - ACL-2001
  2. Norvin Richards, Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association - AFLA 8

Message 1: Computational linguistics - ACL-2001

Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 16:08:09 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: Computational linguistics - ACL-2001

 Final Call For ACL-2001 Workshop Proposals

Workshop Chair: Rebecca Bruce (Univ. of North Carolina at Asheville)

The ACL/EACL'01 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops
to be held at ACL/EACL'01. ACL/EACL'01 will be held in Toulouse,
France, July 6-11, 2001 with workshops being held July 6-7, 2001.

ACL/EACL'01 workshops provide organizers and participants with an
opportunity to focus intensively on a specific topic within
computational linguistics. Often, workshops concentrate on specific
topics of technical interest (e.g., parsing technologies), particular
areas of application for language processing technologies (e.g., NLP
applied to IR), or community-wide issues that deserve attention (e.g.,
standardization of resources and tools). We welcome proposals on any
topic that is of interest to the ACL community, but we particularly
encourage proposals that broaden the scope of our community through
the consideration of new techniques or applications.


Workshop proposals should provide sufficient information to evaluate
the quality and importance of the topic, and the size of the
interested community. Proposals should be 2-4 pages and contain the
following information:

 - A title and brief description of the workshop topic.

 - A budget proposal. 

 - The target audience and projected number of participants along
 with support for the projected count. Supporting evidence could
 include a list of potential submitters, a list of conferences that
 contained papers on the proposed topic, the number of new
 companies focused on this topic, or recent funding initiatives
 that address this topic.

 - Resource needs such as room size and number of days. Include any
 special requirements for technical support (computer
 infrastructure, etc.).

 - The name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and
 webpage of each chair. In addition, indicate the chairs'
 background in the workshop area.

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text,
as soon as possible but no later than JANUARY 12, 2001. 

 The subject line should be: 

 Please e-mail proposals and any inquiries to:

Timetable of Important Dates:

 Proposals due: Jan. 12, 2001
 Notification of acceptance: Jan. 19, 2001
 Deadline for receipt of workshop call for 
 papers and other publicity material: Feb. 19, 2001
 Suggested deadline for workshop paper 
 submissions: April 6, 2001
 Suggested deadline for notification of 
 workshop paper acceptance: April 27, 2001
 Suggested deadline for camera-ready 
 workshop papers: 			 May 16, 2001
 Deadline for receipt of camera-ready 
 workshop proceedings: May 25, 2001
 Workshop Date: July 6-7, 2001

Additional Information

 For additional information, see the web site for the conference:

 which will provide additional details as they become available.
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Message 2: Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association - AFLA 8

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 14:59:39 -0500
From: Norvin Richards <norvinMIT.EDU>
Subject: Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association - AFLA 8

The 8th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics
Association (AFLA) will take place at MIT on April 27-29.

Abstract deadline: March 1.
Invited speakers: 
	Sandra Chung, University of California at Santa Cruz,
	Melenaite Taumoefolau, University of Auckland,
	and two student presenters to be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

Abstracts are invited for 30 minute talks (20 minute presentation + 10
minutes of discussion) on any aspect of formal linguistics (e.g.,
phonology, phonetics, syntax, semantics, morphology, language
acquisition, language contact) of any Austronesian language. Authors
should limit themselves to one single and one joint abstract.

Abstracts should be at most two pages long, in a 12 point font with
1-inch margins. They may be sent either by e-mail (pdf or ps files are
preferred) or by regular mail. E-mailed abstracts should be sent to, or please send regular mail to:

	 AFLA Organizing Committee
	 Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
	 E39-245 MIT
	 Cambridge, MA 02139

For more information, please contact Ileana Paul or Norvin Richards at 

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