LINGUIST List 12.1148

Thu Apr 26 2001

Calls: Recent Advances/NLP, Pacific L2 Research Forum

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  1. Nicolas Nicolov, Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP)
  2. National Foreign Language Resource Center, Pacific Second Language Research Forum - PacSLRF 2001

Message 1: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP)

Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 04:28:17 -0400
From: Nicolas Nicolov <nicolasus.ibm.com>
Subject: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP)



 RECENT ADVANCES IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING
 Euro Conference RANLP-2001
 5-7 September 2001
 Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria
 http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2001/

Further to the successful and competitive 1st and 2nd conferences on
Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (selected papers from
which were published by John Benjamins as CILT� vol.136 and CILT
vol.189), we are pleased to announce the third RANLP conference to be
held this year.

The conference will take the form of addresses from invited keynote
speakers plus individual papers. All papers accepted and presented will
be available as a volume of proceedings at the conference. There will
also be an exhibition area for poster and demo sessions.


TOPICS

We invite papers reporting on recent advances in all aspects of Natural
Language Processing. We encourage the representation of a broad range
of areas including but not limited to: pragmatics, discourse,
semantics, syntax, and the lexicon; phonetics, phonology, and
morphology; text understanding and generation; multilingual NLP;
machine translation, machine-aided translation, translation aids and
tools; corpus-based language processing; POS tagging; parsing;
electronic dictionaries; knowledge acquisition; terminology; word-sense
disambiguation; anaphora resolution; information retrieval; information
extraction; text summarisation; term recognition; text categorisation;
question- answering; dialogue systems; speech processing;
computer-aided language learning; language resources; evaluation; and
theoretical and application-oriented papers related to NLP of every
kind.


INVITED SPEAKERS

 Branimir Boguraev (IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center)
 Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto)
 Ed Hovy (Information Sciences Institute / USC)
 Martin Kay (Xerox Parc)
 James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)
 Yorick Wilks (Sheffield University)


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

 Elisabeth Andre (DFKI)
 Galia Angelova (LML, Sofia)
 Branimir Boguraev (IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center)
 Kalina Boncheva (Sheffield University)
 Eric Brill (Microsoft Research)
 Key-Sun Choi (KAIST)
 Ido Dagan (Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan)
 Ed Hovy (Information Sciences Institute / USC)
 Eugene Charniak (Brown University, Providence)
 Dan Cristea (University of Iasi)
 Fumiyo Fukumoto (Yamanashi University)
 Maria Gavrilidou (ILPS, Athens)
 Alexander Gelbukh (National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico)
 Gregory Grefenstette (Xerox Research, Grenoble)
 Udo Hahn (Freiburg University)
 Nadia Hegazy (ERI)
 Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto)
 Hitoshi Iida (SONY Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.)
 Frances Johnson (Manchester Metropolitan University)
 Martin Kay (Xerox Parc, Palo Alto)
 Alma Kharrat (Microsoft Research)
 Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova (Charles University, Prague)
 Lori Lamel (LIMSI, Orsay)

 Lillian Lee (Cornell University)
 Xiaoqiang Luo (IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center)
 Inderjeet Mani (MITRE)
 Daniel Marcuo (Sciences Institute / USC)
 Wolfgang Menzel (University of Hamburg)
 Andrei Mikheev (University of Edinburgh)
 Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton - Chair)
 Tony McEnery (Lancaster University)
 Nicolas Nicolov (IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center)
 Kemal Oflazer (Sabanci University, Istanbul)
 Jose Quesada (University of Seville)
 Manuel Palomar (University of Alicante)

 Ted Pedersen (University of Minnesota Duluth)
 Stelios Piperidis (ILPS, Athens)
 Gabor Proszeky (Morphologic)
 James Pustejovsky (University of Brandeis)
 Dragomir Radev (University of Michigan)

 Allan Ramsey (UMIST, Manchester)
 Ellen Riloff (University of Utah)
 Monique Rolbert (Universite de Marseille)
 Christer Samuelsson���� (Indigo, Montreal)
 Donia Scott (University of Brighton)
 Keh-Yih Su (Behavior Design Corporation)
 Isabelle Trancoso (INEC, Lisbon)
 Karin Vespoor (Intelligenesis, New York)
 Piek Vossen (Saillabs, Antwerpen
 Yorick Wilks (Sheffield University)
 Michael Zock (LIMSI, Orsay)


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: PAPERS, POSTERS, DEMOS

 NOTIFICATION OF SUBMISSION

 Authors should email notification of submission with the completed form
below to <K.Bontchevadcs.shef.ac.uk> with subject line: RANLP2001 notification
of submission.
 After submitting the information below you will receive by email a paper
ID code which should be used in all correspondence (including the paper
submission).

 NAME : Name of author for correspondence
 TITLE: Title of the paper
 TYPE : paper / poster / demo
 KEYS : Keywords
 EMAIL: Email of author for correspondence
 PAGES: Number of pages (including bibliographical references)
 FILE : Name of PDF file (avoid RANLP2001.pdf and the like!!!)
 ABSTR: Abstract of the paper
 
 OTHER: Under consideration for other conferences (specify)?
 NOTE : Anything you'd like to add

Submissions should be A4, two-column format and should not exceed
seven pages (poster and demo submissions should be no longer than 5 pages),
including cover page, figures, tables and references. The first page
should state the title of the paper, the author's name(s), affiliation,
surface and email address(es), followed by keywords and an abstract and
continue with the first section of your paper. Papers should be submitted
electronically in **PDF** format. For up to three free convertions to PDF
see http://192.150.14.203/index.pl?BP3DNS . In exceptional circumstances
hard copies/MS-Word/PS versions might be accepted.

Send your electronic PDF submission to <R.Mitkovwlv.ac.uk>
(please quote paper identifier - see above 'notification of submission').

Submissions will be reviewed by 3 members of the Programme Committee.
Authors of accepted papers will receive guidelines how to produce
camera-ready versions of their papers for inclusion in the proceedings.


TUTORIALS

RANLP-2001 will be preceded by 2 days of tutorials. See
http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2001/ for a preliminary list of tutorial speakers.


SCHEDULE

 Paper Pre-registration: 10 May 2001
 Paper Submission Due: *** 15 May 2001 ***
 Notification of Acceptance: 15 July 2001
 Camera-ready Paper Due: 5 August 2001
 Tutorials: 3-4 September 2001
 Conference: 5-7 September 2001



LOCATION

Tzigov Chark is a beautiful resort in the Rhodope Mountains surrounding
the Batak Lake. It is approximately 145 km from Sofia, the capital of
Bulgaria. The local organisers will provide a daily shuttle
bus/conference taxi from Sofia airport to the conference location at
an inexpensive rate.


>FURTHER INFORMATION

>Further information can be obtained from:

 Galia Angelova (OC Chair)
 Linguistic Modelling Laboratory
 Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
 25A Acad. G. Bonchev Str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
 galialml.bas.bg


SPONSORS

The conference is funded by the European Commission, DGXII through
Human Potential Programme for High-Level Scientific Conferences
(contract number HPCF-2000-00329).


CONFERENCE MAILING LIST

If you would like to receive information you may subscribe to the
conference mailing list by sending an e-mail to
majordomodcs.shef.ac.uk with a body (no subject) 'subscribe
ranlp2001'. When you receive the confirmation e-mail, please make sure
that you return the requested code to confirm your subscription.


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Message 2: Pacific Second Language Research Forum - PacSLRF 2001

Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 14:44:46 -1000 (HST)
From: National Foreign Language Resource Center <pacslrfhawaii.edu>
Subject: Pacific Second Language Research Forum - PacSLRF 2001



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

	 PACIFIC SECOND LANGUAGE RESEARCH FORUM (PacSLRF) 2001

			 OCTOBER 4-7, 2001
			at the Imin Conference Center
			University of Hawai'i at Manoa
			 Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA

		WEBSITE: http://www.LLL.hawaii.edu/pacslrf/
			 EMAIL: pacslrfhawaii.edu

This conference will focus on the acquisition of second languages in
instructed and naturalistic settings, particularly in East Asian,
Southeast Asian, and Pacific languages. Paper, poster, and colloquium
proposal submissions are welcome (see end of message for CALL FOR PAPERS
announcement - DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2001)!

	PLENARY SESSIONS:
	* "The state of emergentism in SLA" (KEVIN GREGG, St. Andrews
	 University, Osaka, Japan)
	* "Operations and representations in second language acquisition"
	 (WILLIAM O'GRADY, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Hawai'i, USA)
	* "Issues in second dialect acquisition" (JEFF SIEGEL, University
	 of New England, New South Wales, Australia)
	* "Children acquire traits of those who feed them" (NOEAU WARNER,
	 University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Hawai'i, USA)
	* "Mind, language, and epistemology: Toward a language
	 socialization paradigm for SLA" (KAREN WATSON-GEGEO, University
	 of California at Davis, California, USA)
	* "Morphological variability in SLA: A hardy perennial" (LYDIA
	 WHITE, McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

	INVITED COLLOQUIA:
	* "Japanese as a second language from different perspectives"
	 (Convener: KAZUE KANNO, UH Manoa)
	* "Current research in second dialect acquisition" (Convener:
	 JEFF SIEGEL, University of New England)
	* "Issues in Instructed SLA" (Convener: CATHERINE DOUGHTY, UH
	 Manoa)

For more information about PacSLRF 2001 conference pre-registration,
conference schedule, lodging options, and social events, please visit our
website at:

			http://www.LLL.hawaii.edu/pacslrf/

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 ANNOUNCING THE 4TH PACIFIC SECOND LANGUAGE RESEARCH FORUM (PACSLRF)
			 * CALL FOR PAPERS *

Proposals for papers, posters, and colloquia regarding any aspect of
research in second language acquisition, particularly in Asian and Pacific
languages, are invited:

INDIVIDUAL PAPERS will be allotted 40 minutes (30 minutes plus 10 minutes
	for discussion).
POSTERS will be displayed for one day during the conference; posters are
	intended as a format for reports of work in progress.
COLLOQUIA will be allotted 2 hours and 10 minutes. Distribution of this
	time will be left to the discretion of the colloquium organizers,
	who are encouraged to include ample time for audience response and
	discussion.

Proposals can be submitted as follows. Choose one submission format only.

Either fill out and submit a proposal on the World Wide Web at the PacSLRF
2001 Website (http://www.LLL.hawaii.edu/pacslrf) OR submit the information
listed below either via email (pacslrfhawaii.edu) or on floppy disk. If
sent on a floppy disk or as an email attachment, make sure that the
proposal is in MICROSOFT WORD, WORD PERFECT, or plain text format. (Or
you may also send a hard copy proposal via regular mail. Be sure to
include 3 copies if you choose this option)

For INDIVIDUAL PAPERS and POSTERS, include in the following order:
	1. presentation category (paper or poster)
	2. title of the presentation (maximum ten words)
	3. language of presentation
	4. presenter contact info: last name, first name, department,
	 affiliation, mailing address, phone, and e-mail address
	5. co-presenter(s) contact info: last name, first name,
	 department, affiliation, mailing address, phone, and e-mail
	 address
	6. 50-word (maximum) single-spaced English language summary of the
	 paper or poster
	7. 300-word (maximum) single-spaced English language abstract of
	 the paper or poster

For COLLOQUIA, include in the following order:
	1. presentation category (colloquium)
	2. title of colloquium (maximum ten words)
	3. language of presentation
	4. colloquium organizer contact info: last name, first name,
	 department, affiliation, mailing address, phone, and e-mail
	 address
	5. 50-word (maximum) single-spaced colloquium summary (in
	 English)
	6. 300-word (maximum) single-spaced abstract (in English),
	 explaining theme and structure of the colloquium
	7. For each individual colloquium presentation, send:
		a) title of the presentation
		b) language of presentation
		c) presenter contact info: last name, first name,
		 department, affiliation, mailing address, phone, and
		 e-mail address
		d) 50-word (maximum) single-spaced presentation summary
		 (in English)
		e) 300-word (maximum) single-spaced presentation abstract
		 (in English)

SNAIL MAIL/DISK SUBMISSIONS: Pacific Second Language Research Forum 2001
			 c/o National Foreign Language Resource Center
			 University of Hawai'i at Manoa
			 1859 East-West Road #106
			 Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822 USA

EMAIL SUBMISSIONS: pacslrfhawaii.edu

ONLINE WEB SUBMISSIONS: http://www.LLL.hawaii.edu/pacslrf

The DEADLINE for receipt of all submissions for PacSLRF 2001 has been
extended to MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2001. Notification of acceptance will be
sent by the end of May, 2001.

Thank you for your interest,

Jim Yoshioka
Conference Chair, PacSLRF 2001


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P	 PACIFIC SECOND LANGUAGE RESEARCH FORUM (PacSLRF) 2001
 A 2 c/o National Foreign Language Resource Center
 C 0 University of Hawai'i at Manoa
 S 0 1859 East-West Road, #106
 L 1 Honolulu HI 96822
 R phone: (808) 956-9424; fax: (808) 956-5983
 F email: pacslrfhawaii.edu

VISIT US ON THE WEB! http://www.LLL.hawaii.edu/pacslrf
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