LINGUIST List 11.2750

Tue Dec 19 2000

Calls: Human Lang Technology, Bilingualism

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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, Human Language Technology Conference
  2. Treffers-Daller, Jeanine, 3rd International Symposium on Bilingualism: REGISTRATION

Message 1: Human Language Technology Conference

Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 14:55:09 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: Human Language Technology Conference

Note that this is DISTINCT from NAACL01.

		 Submissions due on January 9, 2001

	 HLT 2001, Human Language Technology Confererence
			 March 18-21, 2001
			San Diego, California

Human Language Technology brings together researchers in a broad
spectrum of fields, all of which are working toward enabling computers
to interact with humans using natural language capabilities. The HLT
Conference is a forum for researchers in those fields to present
high-quality, cutting-edge work, and to exchange ideas and explore
directions for further research. The Conference will also foster
opportunities for international collaboration within language
technology. The Conference and Program Chairs invite submissions from
researchers in computer science, linguistics, engineering, psychology,
etc., who are exploring methods for enabling better use of language
technology. Further information is available at the Conference web
site, .

The Conference will span four days, running from Sunday afternoon
through mid-day Wednesday. It will include peer-reviewed research
presentations, posters, demonstrations, panel sessions, and time for
discussion. Sessions will cover not only research, but also
developments in related government funding programs.

HLT submissions should be in areas such as the following:
Computational linguistics, Computational support for learning,
Cross-language and multilingual systems, Dialogue interaction, Formal
methods for NLP, HLT architectures, HLT evaluation, HLT resource
development, HLT standards, Human-computer interaction, Information
Retrieval, Information extraction, Machine translation, Question
answering, Rule-based natural language processing, Speech and language
applications, Speech generation, Speech recognition, Speech synthesis,
Statistical NLP, and Summarization.

Space at the Conference is restricted. The presenting author of
accepted papers, posters, and demonstrations is automatically
invited. Individuals or groups interested in attending otherwise
should see the Conference web site for application information.


Submissions will be electronic, in PostScript or PDF. Complete
submission information will be available at .

HLT submissions are due on or before January 9, 2001. Submissions
will be 3-4 page extended abstracts (not to exceed 1500 words) of the
proposed presentation and must include enough information for the
reviewers to judge the applicability and novelty of the work. It is
expected that the Conference will include diverse areas within HLT and
preference will be given to papers that will appeal to multiple
fields. Submissions should indicate the preferred and acceptable
presentation methods: paper, poster, or demonstration. The Program
Committee will select among those presentation methods for accepted
submissions based on what fits the program best.

In order to encourage late-breaking research results, the submission
deadline for HLT 2001 is very close to the Conference. There is
insufficient time to produce a bound proceedings for the Conference.
Instead, all accepted papers, posters, and demonstrations will have
their extended abstracts (revised based on reviewer comments)
published in notebook proceedings that will be available at the
Conference. After the Conference, authors will have an opportunity to
revise their papers for the final bound proceedings.


General chair: James Allan, University of Massachusetts (USA)
Co-chair: Mitch Marcus, University of Pennsylvania (USA)

Executive Program Committee: 
 Rob Gaizauskas, Sheffield University (UK) 
 Jean-Luc Gauvain, LIMSI (France) 
 Marti Hearst, University of California, Berkeley (USA) 
 Eduard Hovy, ISI (USA) 
 David D. Lewis, Independent consultant (USA) 
 Kathleen McKeown, Columbia University (USA) 
 Mari Ostendorf, University of Washington (USA) 
 Junichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo (Japan) and UMIST (UK) 
 Alex Waibel, Carnegie Mellon University (USA) 
 Ross Wilkinson, CSIRO (Australia) 

Demonstration Co-chairs: 
 Clifford Weinstein, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (USA) 
 Bob Younger, SPAWAR Systems Center (USA) 


The HLT Conference will be held at the Catamaran Resort Hotel in San
Diego, California. The famous San Diego Zoo is the home of Hua Mei,
the only baby giant panda to be born in the US (she will be 18 months
old at HLT). Sea World is one of the area's better known attractions,
where you can see the killer whale Shamu. San Diego also houses
Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park. You can stroll through
the Gaslamp Quarter or through Old Town. Nearby La Jolla houses the
Birch Aquarium, and Carlsbad houses Legoland. Heading south gets you
to Tijuana, Mexico.

IMPORTANT DATES (all dates are in 2001)

January 9 Extended abstract submissions due 
January 15 Attendance applications due
February 15 Authors notified of decisions
February 18 All attendees notified of acceptence
March 6 Camera-ready "notebook" papers due 
March 18-21 Conference 
April 17 Final copy of proceedings papers due 
July 20 Proceedings published (target date)


Up-to-date information about the Conference can be found at
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Message 2: 3rd International Symposium on Bilingualism: REGISTRATION

Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 10:05:24 +0000 (GMT)
From: Treffers-Daller, Jeanine <>
Subject: 3rd International Symposium on Bilingualism: REGISTRATION

Third International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB3)

Local Organisers:
Centre for European Studies (CES), Faculty of Languages and 
European Studies (LES) University of the West of England, 

Wednesday 18 April 2001 to Friday 20 April 2001 

Venue: University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, 
Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK


Professor Colin Baker (Wales/Bangor), Kate Beeching (UWE), 
Felix Bihlmeier (UWE), Dr Helmut Daller (UWE), 
Dr Margaret Deuchar (Wales/Bangor), Professor Ullrich 
Kockel (UWE), Dr Nicholas Miller (Newcastle), Professor Li 
Wei (Newcastle), Dr Stephen May (Bristol), Dr Susan Price 
(UWE), Professor Michael Scriven (UWE), Professor Gisela 
Shaw (UWE), Dr Jeanine Treffers-Daller (UWE)


Professor Jim Cummins (Toronto) 
Dr Ton Dijkstra (Nijmegen) 
Professor Nancy Hornberger (Pennsylvania) 
Professor Juergen Meisel (Hamburg)
Professor Thomas Roeper (Amherst, Massachussetts)
Professor Suzanne Romaine (Oxford) 

Registration information
A registration form is available from the following website:

Speakers/Early Registration Fee - �150 (for bookings 
received by 5 January 2001 (extended deadline) 
Note to Speakers: Failure to register for the conference by 
5 January 2001 will result in removal from the programme. 
Standard Registration Fee - �160
Late Registration Fee - �170 (for bookings received after 1 
March 2001) 
Student/Unwaged Registration Fee - �130 
(on production of student card, or other evidence of 
Day Symposium Rate - �70 

Completed registration forms with sterling cheques, made 
PAYABLE TO "UWE,BRISTOL" should be sent to: 

Third International Symposium on Bilingualism
Faculty of Languages and European Studies 
UWE, Bristol, Frenchay Campus 
Coldharbour Lane 
Bristol BS16 1QY 

Payment through credit card is also possible. Please 
provide your credit card number AND THE EXPIRY DATE on your 
registration form. We accept the following credit cards: 
VISA, Mastercard, Switch and DELTA. For Switch please also 
indicate issue number.

All further information (about the Programme, Registration 
and Accommodation) can be obtained from the website.

Please note the following:
LONGER AVAILABLE. Standard rooms are still available.

* The dinner in the Student Halls of Residence on Wednesday 
18 April is ONLY available for delegates staying in the 

The deadline for the submission of abstracts has expired on 
1 October 2000. Unfortunately new abstracts can no longer 
be considered for presentation at the conference.
Further enquiries / hardcopy of registration form:

Address for correspondence:
Third International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB3)
University of the West of England
Faculty of Languages and European Studies
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol BS16 1QY
Great Britain

- --------------------------------------
Treffers-Daller, Jeanine
"University of the West of England"

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