LINGUIST List 11.579

Wed Mar 15 2000

Calls: Bilingualism, Comp Ling/ACL2000

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  1. Treffers-Daller, Jeanine, Third Bilingualism Symposium
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL2000 Call for Papers

Message 1: Third Bilingualism Symposium

Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 14:40:19 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
From: Treffers-Daller, Jeanine <Jeanine.Treffers-Dalleruwe.ac.uk>
Subject: Third Bilingualism Symposium

Third International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB3)
18-20 April 2001

Call for papers

Keynote speakers
Professor Jim Cummins (Toronto) 
Professor Nancy Hornberger (Pennsylvania) 
Professor Juergen Meisel (Hamburg) 
Dr A.F.J. Dijkstra (Nijmegen)

The deadline for the proposal of colloquia is 30th June 2000.
A four-hour slot (8 speakers maximum) can be reserved for 
colloquia focusing on any area of bilingualism.

The deadline for the proposal of abstracts for the 
parallel sessions is 15th September 2000.

Mr Felix Bihlmeier (Associate Dean Resources, LES/UWE)
Dr Helmut Daller (UWE, Bristol)
Dr Margaret Deuchar (Wales/Bangor)
Professor Li Wei (Newcastle)
Dr Stephen May (Bristol)
Dr Nicholas Miller (Newcastle)
Dr Susan Price (Associate Dean Academic Affairs, LES/UWE)
Professor Michael Scriven (Dean of LES/UWE)
Dr Jeanine Treffers-Daller (UWE, Bristol)


Address for Correspondence:
Third International Symposium on Bilingualism
University of the West of England, Bristol
Faculty of Languages and European Studies
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol BS16 1QY
UK

Co-ordinator Academic and Administrative Affairs:
Jeanine Treffers-Daller 
email: jeanine.treffers-dalleruwe.ac.uk
- --------------------------------------
Treffers-Daller, Jeanine
Email: Jeanine.Treffers-Dalleruwe.ac.uk
"University of the West of England"
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Message 2: ACL2000 Call for Papers

Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 17:45:07 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmussecs.rutgers.edu>
Subject: ACL2000 Call for Papers



 ACL 2000 Call For Papers

 38th Annual Meeting of the Association for
 Computational Linguistics
 3--6 October, 2000
 Hong Kong 

 The Association for Computational Linguistics invites the submission of
 papers for its 38th Annual Meeting. As was the case with last year's ACL 
 conference, the technical sessions of the conference will be of two kinds. 
 There will be General Sessions as well as a number of special Thematic 
 Sessions organized around themes proposed by members of the computational
 linguistics community. 

 For the General Sessions, papers are invited on substantial, original,
 and unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics,
 including, but not limited to: pragmatics, discourse, semantics,
 syntax and the lexicon; phonetics, phonology and morphology;
 interpreting and generating spoken and written language; linguistic,
 mathematical and psychological models of language; language-oriented
 information retrieval and information extraction; corpus-based
 language modeling; multi-lingual processing, machine translation and 
 translation aids; natural language interfaces and dialogue systems; 
 approaches to coordinating the linguistic with other modalities in 
 multi-media systems; message and narrative understanding systems; 
 tools and resources; and evaluation of systems.

 Papers submitted to the Thematic Sessions are more narrowly targeted at
 specific topics. The list of Thematic Sessions is as follows:

 T1: NLP and Open-Domain Question Answering from Text
 T2: Machine Learning and Statistical NLP for Dialogue
 T3: Text Summarization
 T4: Theoretical and Technical Approaches for Asian Language
 Processing -- Similarities and Differences among Languages

 Further information on the individual themes and topics appropriate to each
 can be obtained from the ACL-2000 conference website 
 (http://www.cs.ust.hk/acl2000/).

 Requirements

 Requirements are the same regardless of whether you are submitting
 a paper to the General Sessions or the Thematic Sessions; a separate
 Call for Student Workshop papers will provide the information on
 requirements for the Student Workshop submissions. Papers
 should describe original work; they should emphasize completed work
 rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state
 of completion of the reported results. Wherever appropriate, concrete
 evaluation results should be included. A paper accepted for
 presentation at the ACL Meeting cannot be presented or have been
 presented at any other meeting with publicly available published
 proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences
 must indicate this on the title page. (See Submission Format below.)

 Reviewing

 The reviewing of the papers submitted to the General Sessions and 
 the Thematic Sessions will be blind. Reviewing of papers submitted 
 to the General Sessions will be managed by an international Conference 
 Program Committee consisting of Area Chairs, each of whom will have 
 the assistance of a team of reviewers. The Area Chairs are:

 Key-Sun Choi Korea Advanced Institute of 
 Science and Technology, Korea
 Walter Daelemans University of Antwerp, Belgium
 Dan Jurafsky University of Colorado, USA
 Yuji Matsumoto Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 
					Japan
 Johanna Moore University of Edinburgh, UK
 Martha Palmer University of Pennsylvania, PA
 Ellen Riloff University of Utah, USA
 Giorgio Satta Universita` di Padova, Italy

 Reviewing of papers for the Thematic Sessions will be managed by the 
 chairs of the Thematic Sessions, with the assistance of teams of reviewers. 
 Final decisions on the technical program (both General Sessions and 
 Thematic Sessions) will be made by the Conference Program Committee. 
 Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. 

 Submission Procedure

 The format of submissions is the same regardless of whether you are
 submitting a paper to the General Sessions or the Thematic Sessions.
 Papers may not exceed 3200 words (exclusive of title page and references).
 Papers outside the specified length are subject to be rejected without
 review. 

 We strongly recommend the use of ACL latex style files or Microsoft Word Style
 files tailored for this year's conference. These are available from the 
 ACL-2000 Conference Website (http://www.cs.ust.hk/acl2000/). These style
 files include a place for the paper ID code (see below) and word count
 and allow for a graceful transition to the style required for publication.
 A description of the format is also available in case you are 
 unable to use these style files directly. If you are unable to access 
 this webpage, please send email to acl2kcis.udel.edu.

 The reviewing of papers submitted to the General Session or the Thematic 
 Sessions will be blind. Hence the title page and paper should not include
 the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that
 reveal the author's identity (e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...")
 should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously 
 showed (Smith, 1991) ...". 

 You must first register your submission. This can be done by filling out
 an electronic form that is accessible from the conference webpage
 (http://www.cs.ust.hk/acl2000/). The form requires 
 a specification of the title and authors of the paper, as well as a 
 preliminary abstract and list of keywords. Submitting the form will 
 return to you via email a paper ID code which must appear on your submission. 
 Also, please use the paper ID code in all correspondences with the 
 program committee co-chairs. If you have any difficulty using the 
 electronic registration form, please send email to acl2kcis.udel.edu with 
 all of the title page information (see below) plus the authors' names and 
 affiliations. 

 As reviewing will be blind, a separate title page and identification page 
 will be required. The title page should include the following information:

 Title: 
 Paper ID Code: (generated upon paper registration)
 Topic Area: one or two general topic areas
 Keywords: Up to 5 keywords specifying subject area
 Which Session: T1, T2, T3, T4, or G (you must choose one)
 Word Count, excluding title page and references:
 Under Consideration for other Conferences (specify):
 Abstract: short summary (up to 5 lines)

 T1, T2, T3, and T4 correspond to the four Theme Sessions and G corresponds
 to the General Session. A paper can be submitted to at most one session. 

 The identification page should contain all of the information in the title 
 page, but in addition must include the authors' names, affiliations, and 
 email addresses. The format for the identification page should be as follows:

 Title: 
 Paper ID Code: (generated upon paper registration)
 Authors' names, affiliations, and email addresses
 Topic Area: one or two general topic areas
 Keywords: Up to 5 keywords specifying subject area
 Which Session: T1, T2, T3, T4, or G (you must choose one)
 Word Count, excluding title page and references:
 Under Consideration for other Conferences (specify):
 Abstract: short summary (up to 5 lines)


 Submissions must be received by April 7th, 2000. Late submissions 
 (those arriving on or after April 8th) will be rejected without review. 
 The Program Committee is not responsible for postal delays or other 
 mailing problems. Six (6) paper copies (printed on both sides of the page 
 if possible) including the title page should be submitted to the following 
 address:

 ACL-2000 Submission
 c/o K. Vijay-Shanker
 103 Smith Hall
 Department of Computer and Information Sciences
 University of Delaware
 Newark, DE 19716
 USA

 Two of the six copies must have the identification page attached. In
 addition, strictly for the purposes of partially-automated routing of
 papers to area chairs and reviewers, authors should send an electronic 
 version of the paper (without the identification page) to 
 acl-routingcis.udel.edu. Please include the paper ID code in the subject 
 line of your email. Latex, postscript, pdf, Microsoft word and 
 plain text are all acceptable formats for the electronic version. The 
 electronic version should also be received by April 7, 2000. 
 Please note that as the electronic version will only be used to assist 
 the PC in distributing the papers to appropriate reviewers, this 
 supplementary electronic version in no way replaces the required hardcopy
 submissions. If you have any difficulty in submitting the electronic version, 
 please send mail to the pc co-chairs at acl2kcis.udel.edu.

 Acknowledgment of receipt of the hardcopy submission will be emailed soon 
 after receipt. Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors (by email) 
 around June 15, 2000. Detailed formatting guidelines for the preparation of 
 the final camera-ready copy will be provided to authors with their acceptance 
 notice. Authors of accepted papers will have to submit a signed copyright 
 release statement along with the final camera-ready papers. 

 The dates here pertain only to the General Sessions and Thematic
 sessions. 

 Paper registration deadline: March 31, 2000
 Paper submissions deadline: April 7, 2000
 Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2000
 ACL 2000 Conference: October 3--6, 2000


Submission Questions

 Authors unable to comply with the above submission procedure should 
 contact the program committee co-chairs sufficiently ahead of the 
 submission deadline so that alternate arrangements can be made. 
 All queries regarding the General Sessions and Thematic sessions 
 of ACL-2000 should be sent to acl2kcis.udel.edu; this forwards to 
 both PC co-chairs. 



 Changning Huang (PC Co-Chair) K. Vijay-Shanker (PC Co-Chair)

 Microsoft Research, China	 CIS Department
 5F, Beijing Sigma Center University of Delaware
 No.49, Zhichun Road Newark, DE 19716, USA
 Beijing 100080, P.R.C

 cnhuangmicrosoft.com vijaycis.udel.edu
 Tel: +86 10 6261-7711 -5760 Tel: +1 302 831 1952
 Fax: +86 10 8809-7305 Fax: +1 302 831 8458



 Hitoshi Iida (General Chair) Aravind K. Joshi (Honorary Chair)

 Speech and Language Information Department of Computer and
 Processing Lab Information Sciences
 SONY Computer Science Labs, Inc. University of Pennsylvania
 Tokyo 141-0022, Japan Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA

 iidacsl.sony.co.jp joshilinc.cis.upenn.edu
 Tel: +81 3 5448 4380 Tel: +1 215 898 0359
 Fax: +81 3 5447 1942 Fax: +1 215 573 9247
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