LINGUIST List 12.1318

Mon May 14 2001

Calls: Spoken Lang Generation, Artificial Intelligence

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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, Call for Journal Papers: Special Issue on Spoken Language Generation
  2. Compulog Americas, Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI'01)

Message 1: Call for Journal Papers: Special Issue on Spoken Language Generation

Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 16:53:02 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: Call for Journal Papers: Special Issue on Spoken Language Generation

Computer Speech and Language

Call for Journal Papers: Special Issue on Spoken Language Generation

Aim: There are long traditions of research in both natural language
generation and speech synthesis. However, recently, as applications
have emerged requiring spoken language output, such as spoken dialog
systems, speech-to-speech translation systems, automated sports
commentators, and directions systems, there has been an increase in
research that relates these two strands of work. This research is
motivated by the goal of producing higher quality spoken output by
using knowledge that the system has about the purpose, meaning and
linguistic form of the communication. Research challenges include: the
generation of utterances in interactive dialogue that are sensitive to
listeners working memory constraints, the generation of speech acts
whose purpose is other than to describe or inform, determining the
appropriate prosody for spoken output, and incorporating corpus-based
or statistical knowledge into the generation and synthesis
processes. In the past there has not been much contact between the
generation and synthesis communities. The purpose of this special
issue is to collect papers of interest to both communities. We
encourage the submission of papers in both generation and synthesis
oriented towards use in spoken language systems, and we especially
welcome those describing work at the intersection of these two fields.

Submissions should meet the following criteria:

* Describe completed and original work not published
 elsewhere. (Extensions of work-shop or conference publications are

* Make clear how the research described contributes to generating
 spoken language.

* Include an empirical component, in the form of a corpus-based or
 machine-learning methodology, and/or in the form of an empirical

* Be no longer than 70 to 80 manuscript pages (double-spaced)

Important deadlines:

* Submissions due: July 31st, 2001.

* Notification of acceptance: September 28th, 2001.

Manuscript submission

The Computer Speech and Language home page is at: where you can find instructions for
authors, latex templates, electronic submission, and other information
under the information box.

Please send email with any questions to

Editors of the Special Issue

Owen Rambow and Marilyn Walker
AT&T Labs Research
Room B233
180 Park Ave.
Florham Park, New Jersey 07932
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Message 2: Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI'01)

Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 21:38:44 -0600
From: Compulog Americas <>
Subject: Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI'01)

	 		 ICTAI 2001
	The Thirteenth IEEE International Conference on 
	 Tools with Artificial Intelligence 
 November 7-9, 2001 
 Dallas, Texas
		 Call for papers

The annual ICTAI conference is an international forum for the exchange
of ideas relating to artificial intelligence (AI) among academia,
industry, and government agencies. It fosters the creation and transfer
of such ideas, and promotes their cross-fertilization over all AI
application domains and AI paradigms through a unifying theme: AI Tools.
ICTAI focuses on both theory and developing, implementing, and
evaluating theoretical and applied frameworks that may serve as tools
for developing intelligent systems and pursuing AI applications.

We invite paper submissions that include but are not limited to the 
following topics:
	 * AI algorithms 
	 * AI in Software Engineering 
 * Cognitive Modeling 
	 * Collaborative Software Agents 
	 * Fuzzy Logic and Reasoning Under Uncertainty 
	 * Genetic Algorithms 
	 * Intelligent tutoring/Training Systems 
	 * Intelligent Internet Agents 
	 * Intelligent Interface Agents 
	 * Environmental Applications 
	 * AI in Data Mining 
	 * Intelligent Information Retrieval 
	 * AI in database 
	 * Knowledge Sharing 
	 * Machine Learning 
	 * Natural Language Processing
	 * Neural Networks 
	 * Planning and Scheduling 
	 * Qualitative Reasoning 
	 * Vision and Image Processing 
	 * AI in Multimedia Systems 

Important dates:

Full papers due			June 15, 2001
Notification of acceptance	August 10, 2001
Camera ready papers due		September 1, 2001
ICTAI 2001 Conference		November 7-9, 2001

Program Committee

General Chair 
Arvind Bansal, Kent State University 

Steering Committee 
Nikolaos Bourbakis, Wright State University 
C. V. Ramamoorthy, University of California at Berkeley 
Jefferey Tsai, University of Illinois at Chicago 
Benjamin Wah, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Program Chair 
Dan Moldovan, Southern Methodist University 

Program Committee 
Farokh Bastani, U.T. Dallas, USA 
Diane Cook, University of Texas at Arlignton, USA
Forouzan Golshani, Arizona State University, USA
Gopal Gupta, U.T. Dallas, USA 
Babak Hamidzadeh, University of British Columbia, Canada
Sanda Harabagiu, Southern Methodist University, USA
Rammohana Rao Kotagiri, University of Melbourne, Australia 
Seven Maiorano, USA 
Bill Manaris, College of Charleston, USA 
Miura, Kyoto University, Japan 
Haleh Vafaie, Logicon Federal Data, USA 
Marin Simina, Tulane University, USA 
Vincent Tam, National University of Singapore 
Takashi Yukawa, NTT, Japan 
Wlodek Zadrozny, IBM, USA 

Publicity Chair 
Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University 

Registration Chair 
Nikolaos Bourbakis, Wright State University 
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