LINGUIST List 12.1704

Mon Jul 2 2001

Calls: Natural Lang Processing, Computational Ling

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  1. Jing-Shin Chang, Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium (NLPRS-2001)
  2. Jing-Shin Chang, Computational Linguistics (COLING-2002)

Message 1: Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium (NLPRS-2001)

Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 13:20:12 +0800 (CST)
From: Jing-Shin Chang <>
Subject: Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium (NLPRS-2001)

 NLPRS 2001 Final Call For Papers
 6th Natural Language Processing
 Pacific Rim Symposium
 27 - 29 November, 2001
 National Center of Science
 Tokyo, Japan



General Conference Chair: Jun-ichi Tsujii (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)

Program Chair: Keh-Yih Su (Behavior Design Corporation, Taiwan)
Program Co-Chairs: Yuji Matsumoto (NAIST, Nara, Japan)
 Tian-Shun Yao (Northeastern University, China)

Local Organization Chair: Hiroshi Nakagawa (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)

Invited Speakers

	Furui, Sadaoki (Tokyo Institute Tech, Japan)
		- on Speech
	Harabagiu, Sanda (Southern Methodist University, USA)
		- on Information Extraction
	Hirschberg, Julia (AT&T, Bell Labs-Research, USA)
		- on Audio Browsing and Retrieval
	Tsou, Benjamin (City University of Hong Kong, HongKong)
		- on Chinese Language Processing

Scope of the Conference

NLPRS has contributed to the promotion and circulation of both
research efforts and application development in Natural Language
Processing related fields, and has been held every other year in the
past. Papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished
research on all aspects of natural language processing related areas,
including, but not limited to: pragmatics, discourse, semantics,
syntax, morphology and lexical acquisition; knowledge acquisition
(especially via unsupervised learning); corpus analysis; statistical
language modeling; spoken and written language analysis and
generation; machine translation and translation aids; 
language-oriented information retrieval and information extraction;
text mining; approaches to coordinating the linguistic in multi-modal
interaction; reading comprehension; natural language interfaces and
dialogue systems; message and narrative understanding systems;
Internet applications; tools and resources; and evaluation of systems.

Both Regular Papers and Project Notes are welcome.


Papers should emphasize original and completed work rather than
intended work. Why the proposed approaches are adopted is more
important than the description of what has been done. Whenever
possible, statistically significant test should be conducted and
concrete evaluation results should be included. A paper accepted for
presentation at NLPRS 2001 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
be indicated clearly in the title page.


The reviewing of the papers will be blind. Reviewing will be managed by
an international Conference Program Committee. Each submission will be 
reviewed by three reviewers.

Submission Procedure

You are requested to first register your submission by July 10, 2001.
This can be done by filling out an electronic form that will be
accessible at the Paper Submission Web at:

You will get a paper ID code, after you have completed
the Paper Registration procedure. (See "Paper Registration" below.)
The assigned paper ID code must appear on your submission,
and it will be used in all the following communications.

Although electronic submission is strongly recommended,
hardcopy submission is also accepted. However, if electronic submission
is selected, the file format must be readily browsable and printable
in PS (PostScript) or PDF format.

See Submission Details below for more information.

Important Dates

 Paper Registration deadline: July, 10th, 2001
 Paper Submissions deadline: July, 16th, 2001
 Notification of Acceptance: September, 3rd, 2001 (*NEW)
 Camera Ready Papers due: October, 5th, 2001 (*NEW)
 NLPRS 2001 Conference: November, 27-29, 2001


	Before submitting the final camera ready copy, at least one
	of the authors should pre-register to the conference to
	make sure that the paper will be presented by an appropriate
	author. For Conference Registration instructions, please
	refer to the NLPRS URL at:

Program Committee

	Ananiadou, Sophia (University of Salford, UK)
	Asanee, Kawtrakul (Kasetsart Univ., Thailand)
	Boitet, Christian (CLIPS-GETA, France)
	Chang, Jason S. (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
	Chang, Jing-Shin (National Chi-Nan Univ., Taiwan)
	Chen, Hsin-Hsi (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
	Chen, Keh-Jiann (IIS, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
	Church, Kenneth (AT&T Labs-Research, USA)
	Dale, Robert (Language Technology Group Pty Ltd, Australia)
	Dong, Zhendong (Chinese Information Processing Society of China, China)
	Estival, Dominique (Syrinx Speech Systems, Australia)
	Hovy, Eduard (USC Information Sciences Institute, USA)
	Huang, Chu-Ren (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
	Inui, Kentaro (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
	Ishizaki, Masato (Japan Advanced Inst. of Science & Technology, Japan)
	Kageura, Kyo (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
	Kashioka, Hideki (ATR-SLT / NAIST, Japan)
	Kurohashi, Sadao (Kyoto University, Japan)
	Lee, Gary Geunbae (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea)
	Lee, Yong-seok (Conbuk National University, Korea)
	Li, Hang (Microsoft Research China, China)
	Lin, Dekang (University of Alberta, Canada)
	Lua, Kim-Teng (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
	Macklovitch, Elliott (Universite de Montreal, Canada)
	Molla Aliod, Diego (Macquarie University, Australia)
	Myaeng, Sung Hyon (Chungnam National University, Korea)
	Nagata, Masaaki (NTT Cyber Space Laboratories, Japan)
	Ng, Hwee Tou (DSO National Laboratories, Singapore)
	Ock, Cheol-Young (Univ. of Ulsan, Korea)
	Okumura, Manabu (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
	Palmer, Martha (Univ. Penn, USA)
	Park, Jong Cheol (KAIST, Korea)
	Park, Sangkyu (Linguistic Engineering Department, ETRI, Korea)
	Pustejovsky, James (Brandeis Univ., USA)
	Ra, Dong-Yul (Yonsei University, Korea)
	Resnik, Philip (University of Maryland, USA)
	Rim, Hae-Chang (Korea University, Korea)
	Riza, Hammam (BPP Teknologi, Indonesia)
	Sangal, Rajeev (Indian Institute of Information Technology, India)
	Sarkar, Anoop (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
	Seo, Jungyun ( Inc., Korea)
	Sornlertlamvanich, Virach (NECTEC, Thailand)
	Sproat, Richard (AT&T Labs - Research, USA)
	Sun, Maosong (Tsinghua University, China)
	Swen, Bing (ICL, Peking University, China)
	Tanaka, Kumiko (University of Tokyo, Japan)
	Tokunaga, Takenobu (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
	Tsou, Benjamin K. (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
	Uchimoto, Kiyotaka (Communications Research Laboratory, Japan)
	Uszkoreit, Hans (University of Saarbruecken, Germany)
	Vossen, Piek (Irion, Netherlands)
	Wilks, Yorick (University of Sheffield, UK)
	Wu, Dekai (HKUST, Human Language Technology Center, Hong Kong)
	Wu, Lide (Fudan University, Shanghai, China)
	Yusoff, Zaharin (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
	Zhou, Joe F (Intel China Research Center, Beijing, China)
	Zhou, Ming (Microsoft Research, Beijing, China)

Submission Details --

Category of Submission (*NEW)

The submission can be a Regular Paper or a Project Notes depending
on the nature of the paper. Regular paper authors can choose to
present their papers in oral or poster. And, Project Notes may
be accompanied with or without a demo.

The authors should indicate the preferred category in the title page
(after the paper ID) as either "regular/oral", "regular/poster",
"project notes/with demo", or "project notes/without demo".
The Program Committee, however, have the rights to re-assign
the category of the submission.

Format and Style

The length of a regular paper should be limited to 8 double-column
pages of A4 size, including the bibliography part. A project notes,
on the other hand, should not exceed 6 pages. The point size
of the characters should not be smaller than 10 point size to
make the paper easily readable.

To allow blind review, the submission for review should include
the title of the paper, a unique paper ID assigned by the program
committee (*See "Paper Registration" below), a 150-word abstract,
and up to 5 keywords. This means that your submission should have
the following layout on the first/title page:

	Title: This is My Submission to NLPRS-2001
	PaperID: 0123 (unique paper ID acquired when registration)
	Category: regular/oral (or "regular/poster",
		 "project notes/with demo", "project notes/without demo")
	Keywords: Lexicon Acquisition, ... (at most 5 keywords)
	Submitted to Other Conferences: NO (or YES)
	Abstract: ... (less than 150 words)

Explicit or implicit author identification information (such as author names,
email addresses) should not appear in the title page.
Papers which do not conform to the above format or the scope of
the conference is subject to rejection without notice.

After the submission is accepted, the authors should submit
a camera-ready copy of the paper by replacing the unique paper ID
with the name and affiliation of each author, and e-mail address of
the author responsible for correspondence.

A style sheet (in both Microsoft Word and LaTeX template files) is
available at the following URL:

However, the submission must be converted into PS (PostScript) or PDF
format before electronic submission.

Paper Registration

The authors should register the papers in advance in order
to get a unique paper ID for each paper, and use the unique ID
for author identification throughout the reviewing process.
The authors are also requested to fill a form for each submission,
indicating the subcategorization of each paper.

The registration and submission procedure is outlined as follows:

1. AUTHOR IDENTIFICATION: The first author (or any responsible author)
 should visit the web page at:

 to register a username and password for author identification.
 An email address should be given for confirmation.

2. PAPER REGISTRATION: The author then uses this username and password
 to enter the paper registration pages of the above website.
 In the registration pages, the author will be asked to fill a form
 for each paper, indicating the title of the paper, and the contact
 information of the authors. The paper will then be given a unique
 paper ID for the registered paper. You can register more than one paper
 and get the associated paper IDs, one for each paper.

 PAPER CHARACTERIZATION: The author will also be requested to fill
 a form indicating the characteristics of the paper. Such information will
 be used for matching the papers with the reviewers to ensure
 that your submissions are reviewed by the most appropriate

3. Once you have registered the paper for submission and got the
 unique paper ID, you can use the paper ID together with the
 paper title to submit your paper. (Any other author identification
 information, explicit or implicit, should be suppressed for
 blind review.)

 This means that your submission should have the following layout
 on the first/title page:

	Title: This is My Submission to NLPRS-2001
	PaperID: 0123 (unique paper ID acquired when registration)
	Category: regular/oral (or "regular/poster",
		 "project notes/with demo", "project notes/without demo")
	Keywords: Lexicon Acquisition, ... (at most 5 keywords)
	Submitted to Other Conferences: NO (or YES)
	Abstract: ... (less than 150 words)

 Explicit or implicit author identification information (such as author names,
 email addresses) should not appear in the title page.
 Papers which do not conform to the above format or the scope of
 the conference is subject to rejection without notice.

 To submit the paper electronically, you can visit the above
 website, and click the paper submission link to launch a paper
 submission/upload page. You then provide the paper ID
 and the local filename of your submission,
 and press the "Submit" button to upload your paper.

4. Upon notification of acceptance, you can use the same step
 to submit your camera-ready copy of the paper, with all
 author information replacing the paper ID.

Electronic Submission

If you choose to submit electronically. The papers should be
submitted in PostScript or PDF format to ensure that the non-ASCII
characters (such as Asian CJK characters) can be safely printed by the
reviewers in different countries.

Word processor (such as Microsoft Word) or LaTeX source files will
not be accepted.

To ensure portability of the files, use TrueType 1 fonts wherever
possible. Do not use bitmapped versions of fonts such as Computer
Modern if you can avoid it. Some printer drivers have settings that
directly address the portability issue, offering the options
for "optimizing speed" or "optimizing portability".
You should select the "optimize for portability" setting(s)
wherever possible.

Hardcopy Submission

If you choose to submit hardcopies to the program committee,
you should send 5 copies of each papers to the following

	Dr. Keh-Yih Su (NLPRS-2001)
	Behavior Design Corporation
	2F, No. 5, Industrial East Road IV
	Science-Based Industrial Park
	Hsinchu, TAIWAN 30043

The paper should be formatted as demonstrated in the style sheet
files. And, the paper size should be A4, unless you have problems
in preparing the A4 copies.

Submission Problems

For any online submission problems, please check the
Paper Submission Web at:

or contact:

for technical assistance. 

Further Information

Please check the web-site at

for most updated conference information.
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Message 2: Computational Linguistics (COLING-2002)

Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 13:22:35 +0800 (CST)
From: Jing-Shin Chang <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics (COLING-2002)


 19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

 August 24 -- September 1, 2002

 Howard International House, Taipei, Taiwan

Organized by:

 Academia Sinica, ACLCLP and National Tsing Hua University

Under the Auspices of:

 The International Committee on Computational Linguistics

Call for Papers (No.1. May-30-01)

COLING is the most prominent conference in the field of
Computational Linguistics. In its 40 plus years of existence,
the biennial COLING has been a productive forum for scholars
all over the world to exchange original research papers on
a broad range of topics in computational linguistics. COLING
is an international forum for discussion and presentation
representing the current state of the art and determining
standards of computational linguistics research. 

In 2002, Taiwan will host the 19th COLING conference. This
will be the first time that COLING is held outside Europe,
North America, or Japan. It will be a chance for participants
to experience the energy behind Taiwan's vibrant growth in
knowledge technology, as well as the natural beauty of Formosa
and its rich cultural heritage.

Submitted papers should describe original work, completed or
in progress, rather than merely planned, and clearly indicate
the current state of advancement of the work. No previously
published papers should be submitted. Simultaneous submission
to other conferences is allowed provided it is explicitly
indicated on the identification page. 

In line with the practice established in previous COLING
conferences, authors will be asked to place their submission
in one of two categories: 

1. Regular papers, of not more than seven pages, presenting
 results of original complete research, and 
2. Project notes, of five pages or less, describing ongoing
 research or demonstrating a system.

Method of Submission:

o Complete a Paper Submission Form
 This form may be updated up to the deadline for paper submissions
 (February 15, 2002).

o For your paper use the layout and format of papers described in the
 LATEX or Microsoft Word Style sheets, as well as ACL Bibliography
 Style sheets. (For more details on paper submission see 

o Electronic submissions of papers are strongly preferred. Papers should
 be sent to

o Hard copy papers are also accepted. 

Further details will be available later.

Call for Workshop-Proposals

The Program committee welcomes submissions of proposals for
workshops with focus on computational linguistics. A separate
Call for Workshops will be sent soon. For details on Workshop
submission please contact Workshop Chair: Antonio Zampolli

Important Dates:

 Deadline for Workshop Proposals: January 15, 2002
 Deadline for paper submission: February 15, 2002
 Notification of Workshops: February 15, 2002
 Notification to authors: May 1, 2002
 Arrival in of final camera-ready copy
 and registration of authors: June 15, 2002
 Tutorials: August 24 - 25, 2002 (Academia Sinica)
 Conference: August 26 - 30, 2002 (Howard International House)
 Post-Conference Workshops: August 31, September 1, 2002 (Academia Sinica)


Reviewing of papers will be done by an International Program Committee
consisting of Program Chairs and a team of reviewers. Each submission
will be reviewed by at least three reviewers (For details please
go to:

Program Committee:

 Winfried Lenders (Chair), University of Bonn, Germany
 Susan Armstrong, ETI/ISSCO, University of Geneva, Switzerland
 Christian Boitet, Joseph Fourier University, France 
 Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy 
 Jason S. Chang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
 Ralph Grishman, New York University, USA 
 Eva Hajicova, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
 Pierre Isabelle, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France
 Sergei Nirenburg, New Mexico State University, USA
 Jun-Ichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo, Japan
 Hans Uszkoreit, University of Saarbrucken, Germany
 Yorik Wilks, University of Sheffield, UK

Local Organization:

 The Association for Computational Linguistics
 and Chinese Language Processing (ACLCLP)
 Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica
 Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
 National Tsing Hua University

Organizing Committee:

 Chu-Ren Huang (Chair), Academia Sinica
 Jason S. Chang, National Tsing Hua University
 Jing-Shin Chang, National Chi-Nan University
 Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University
 Keh-Jiann Chen, Academia Sinica
 Kuang-Hua Chen, National Taiwan University
 Sin-Horng Chen, National Chiao Tung University
 Lee-Feng Chien (Executive secretary), Academia Sinica 
 Zhao-Ming Gao, National Taiwan University
 Sue-Jin Ker, Soochow University 
 Keh-Yih Su, Behavior Design Corporation
 Shu-Chuan Tseng (Executive secretary), Academia Sinica 
 Hsiao-Chuan Wang, National Tsing Hua University
 Hsin-Min Wang, Academia Sinica
 Jhing-Fa Wang, National Cheng Kung University



 Winfried Lenders
 Institut fur Kommunikationsforschung und Phonetik
 University of Bonn 
 Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
 D-53115 Bonn


 Jen-Yi Lin
 Chinese Knowledge Information Processing Group
 Institute of Information Science
 Academia Sinica
 Nankang, Taipei 11529
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