LINGUIST List 12.1087

Wed Apr 18 2001

Calls: User Modeling, MT Roadmap/Extension

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  1. Mathias Bauer, User Modeling
  2. Steven Krauwer, MT Roadmap: deadline extension

Message 1: User Modeling

Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 18:32:07 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Mathias Bauer <>
Subject: User Modeling

 Call for Participation

 >>>>> Early registration deadline approaching rapidly! <<<<<

		 UM 2001

 8th International Conference on User Modeling

 July 13 to July 17, 2001
 AlpenCongressCentrum in Sonthofen, Bavaria, Germany

The field of user modeling (UM) has resulted in significant
amounts of theoretical work, as well as practical experience, in
developing UM-based applications in traditional areas of human-
computer interaction and tutoring systems. Further, it promises
to have an enormous impact on recent developments in areas like
information filtering, e-commerce, adaptive presentation
techniques, and interface agents.

This year's conference will include 

- a series of 7 workshops with topics ranging from basic 
 research areas like machine learning to established applications 
 like adaptive hypermedia and more futuristic issues like 
 personalized TV; 
- 3 tutorials from acknowledged researchers on intelligent user 
 interfaces, Web-based education systems, and personalization 
 in e-commerce; 
- a panel with representatives from industry discussing various
 aspects of personalization in "real-world" applications; 
- 3 invited talks with well-known researchers (and practitioners)
 presenting their point of view on privacy (Alfred Kobsa),
 recommender systems (Joseph A. Konstan), and eye tracking 
 (Sandra Marshall); 
- two and a half days of technical presentations with papers, 
 posters, system demonstrations, and a doctoral consortium in 
 which students can discuss their ideas with experienced
 researchers in the field.

Conference Site

The AlpenCongressCentrum is part of the AllgaeuStern Hotel,
located in Sonthofen, the southernmost city of Germany in the
Bavarian Alpes. More information is available on line at:

More information including an on-line registration form is
available at the adaptive conference website

Mathias Bauer Julita Vassileva Piotr Gmytrasiewicz
DFKI Univ. of Saskatchewan Univ. of Texas
Conference Chair Program Co-chair Program Co-chair
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Message 2: MT Roadmap: deadline extension

Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 17:07:21 +0200 (MEST)
From: Steven Krauwer <>
Subject: MT Roadmap: deadline extension

 Yet another deadline extension!
 Final Call for Workshop Contributions

 Analytical, critical and visionary papers wanted 
 about all aspects of spoken and written 
 Machine Translation:

 Where do we stand, where do we go?!

 We need more papers and wider coverage!

 Submission deadline extended to May 13
 MT 2010 -- Towards a Road Map for MT
 September 18, 2001
 Workshop organised by ELSNET
 and hosted by MT Summit VIII
 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
 September 18-22 2001
Aim and context:

 The aim of the workshop is to contribute to ELSNET's ongoing action to
 establish a road map for MT for the next decade. A road map comprises
 an analysis of the present situation, a vision of where we want to be
 in ten years from now, and a number of intermediate milestones that
 would help in setting intermediate goals and in measuring our progress
 towards our goals. The function of the road map is not to impose
 anything on anyone, but rather to provide a broadly supported
 definition of a context in which to position the MT community's
 efforts, which would allow us to identify common priorities for joint
 activities in e.g. research, resources and training.

 Papers are invited that
 * give critical analyses of the present state of the art in machine
 translation of written and spoken language,
 * present visions of the future of machine translation, both from a
 technological and from an application point of view, or
 * identify major milestones and challenges on our way towards the
 future, and/or ways to measure our progress along the road.

 It will be a half- or full-day workshop, with three sessions:
 * The first session will aim at giving a critical analysis of the
 present situation.
 * The second session will be dedicated to visions of the future.
 * The third session will aim at establishing intermediate milestones
 (e.g. timelines, necessary research achievements), methods to
 evaluate progress along the road, and training requirements to be
 met in order to reach our goals.

 The primary audience consists of people with an analytical or future
 oriented, programmatic interest, both from research and from industry.
Workshop schedule:

 * 13 May 2001: Submission deadline
 * 31 May 2001: Notification of acceptance
 * 15 July: Submission of final versions
Submission details:

 Papers should be sent in electronic form to
 For the submission format we follow the same guidelines as the main
Core Programme/Organisation Committee:

 * Steven Krauwer (ELSNET, Netherlands) Chair
 * Niels Ole Bernsen (NIS, Denmark)
 * Paul Heisterkamp (Daimler-Chrysler, Germany)
 * Jose Pardo (UPM, Spain)
 * Pierre Isabelle (XEROX, France)
 * Arjan van Hessen (IP Globalnet, Netherlands)
 * Antonio Zampolli (U. Pisa, Italy)
 * Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Germany)
 * Oliviero Stock (IRST, Italy)
 * Susan Armstrong (ISSCO/ETI, Switzerland)
 * Herman Caeyers (LANT, Belgium)
 * Nuria Bel (gilcUB, Spain)
 * Ed Hovy (ISI, USA)
Workshp URL:
Contact details:

 Steven Krauwer email:
 ELSNET / UiL OTS www:
 Trans 10 phone: +31 30 253 6050
 3512 JK Utrecht, NL fax: +31 30 253 6000
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