LINGUIST List 11.744

Sat Apr 1 2000

Calls: Auto Processing/Portugese, Comp Ling/Tutorial

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  1. Lucia Rino, Automatic Processing of Written & Spoken Portugese Language
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL2000 Call for Tutorial Proposals

Message 1: Automatic Processing of Written & Spoken Portugese Language

Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 11:02:05 -0300
From: Lucia Rino <>
Subject: Automatic Processing of Written & Spoken Portugese Language

*** Submission deadline to PROPOR'2000 ****

Please, refer to the PROPOR webpage for further information:

Updated information:

Paper and proposals for software demonstrations: April 28 (electronic)
Notification of acceptance: July 07
Camera-ready papers: August 04 (electronic)

Paper submissions should consist of a full paper (3500 words or less,
excluding abstract and references, A4 format, 12 pt, double spacing)
written either in Portuguese, or in English. Small types or details in
figures/tables should be avoided, since there may be a further reduction
for publication. Each submission should include a separate title page
providing the following information: title, names and affiliations of all
the authors, full address of the contact author, including phone, fax, and
email, and a short abstract.

Software applications for demonstration should be submitted by describing
the following: title, the main software features including its goals and a
short functional description of the software itself, followed by authoring
and corresponding affiliations, the full address of the contact author,
including phone, fax, and email, and the specification of software/hardware
environment needed to run it.

Send submission of papers or software demonstration by means of rtf (Rich
Text Format) or ps (Postscript) files to
The content of the subject line should pinpoint the last name of the
authors, followed by "(PROPOR)" (between brackets).

+ Lucia Helena Machado Rino +
+ Departamento de Computacao - Centro de Ciencias Exatas e de Tecnologia +
+ Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos +
+ Caixa Postal 676 13565-905 Sao Carlos - SP, Brasil +
+ Tel.: (016) 260-8232 Fax: (016) 260-8233 +
+ +

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Message 2: ACL2000 Call for Tutorial Proposals

Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 15:55:03 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: ACL2000 Call for Tutorial Proposals

Subject: ACL 2000 Call for Tutorial Proposals

 ACL 2000 Call for Tutorial Proposals

 The Program Committee of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Association
 for Computational Linguistics invites proposals for the Tutorial
 Program for ACL 2000, to be held in Hong Kong from October 3rd
 through 6th, 2000 (see ). The
 tutorials for ACL 2000 will be held on 1-2 October 2000.

 Each tutorial should be well-focused so that its core content can
 be covered in a three-hour tutorial slot (including a 30 minute
 break). However, in exceptional cases six-hour tutorial slots are
 possible as well.

 There will be space and time for at most four three-hour tutorials.

Submission Details

 Proposals for tutorials should contain:

 * A title and brief (< 500 word) content description of the
 tutorial topic.
 * The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email
 addresses of the tutorial speakers, with a one-paragraph
 statement of the speaker's(s') research interests and areas
 of expertise.
 * Any special requirements for technical needs (display
 projector, computer infrastructure, etc.)

 Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII
 (iso8859-1) text as soon as possible, but in any case no later than
 25 April 2000.

 The subject line should be: "ACL 2000 TUTORIAL PROPOSAL".


 Please submit your proposals and address any inquiries to; this forwards to both Tutorials

Tutorials Co-Chairs

 John Carroll Hemant Darbari
 Cognitive and Computing Sciences Center for Development of
 University of Sussex Advanced Computing
 Brighton BN1 9QH Pune University
 UK Pune 411 007, India

Practical Arrangements

 Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by 10 May 2000, and
 must then provide descriptions of their tutorials for inclusion in
 the conference registration material by 1 July 2000. The
 description should be in three formats: a latex version that fits
 onto 1/2 page; an ASCII (iso8859-1) version that can be included
 with the email announcement; and an HTML version that can be
 included on the conference home page.

 Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial materials, at least
 containing copies of the overhead transparencies to be used, by
 20 August 2000.

Financial Information

 The current ACL policy is that tutorials are reimbursed at the
 following rate: US$500 per session plus $25 per registrant in the
 range 21-50 plus $15 per registrant in excess of 50. Note that this
 is per tutorial, not per presenter: multiple presenters will split
 the proceeds, the default assumption being an even split. The ACL
 does not usually cover travel expenses except where the
 presenter(s) cannot get them through the usual mechanisms: for ACL
 members we assume that they would be coming to the meeting anyway.
 For people who are not ACL members, we would expect to pay for
 costs that they cannot get reimbursed elsewhere.

Important Dates

 Submission deadline for proposal: 25 April 2000
 Notification of acceptance: 10 May 2000
 Tutorial descriptions due: 1 July 2000
 Tutorial course material due: 20 August 2000
 Tutorials date: 1-2 October 2000
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