LINGUIST List 12.1798

Thu Jul 12 2001

Calls: Australasian NLP, Logic/Language/Information

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  1. Diego Molla, 5th Australasian Natural Language Processing Workshop (ANLP5)
  2. Claire Gardent, Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI02)

Message 1: 5th Australasian Natural Language Processing Workshop (ANLP5)

Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 16:14:53 +1000
From: Diego Molla <>
Subject: 5th Australasian Natural Language Processing Workshop (ANLP5)


 Call for Papers

 Workshop: 11th December 2001
 Submissions due: 21st September 2001
 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia


A one-day workshop on Natural Language Processing will be held in
conjunction with the Australian AI conference (AI'01) in

The goals of the workshop are:

 * to bring together the growing NLP community in Australia and New 
 * to provide an opportunity for the broader artificial intelligence
 community to become aware of local NLP research; 
 * to provide a forum for discussion of new research;
 * to foster interaction between academic and industrial research.

Our hope is to get as many Australasian NLPers together as possible to
encourage dialogue between those working on similar topics and between
areas with a - perhaps as yet untapped - potential to interact.

Subject to confirmation, there will be an invited talk by Graeme
Ritchie (University of Edinburgh).

The workshop proceedings will be printed with an ISBN number.


We invite the submission of papers on substantial, original, and
unpublished research on all aspects of natural language processing,
including, but not limited to:

 * speech understanding and generation;
 * phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse;
 * interpreting and generating spoken and written language; 
 * linguistic, mathematical, and psychological models of language; 
 * language-oriented information extraction and retrieval; 
 * corpus-based and statistical language modeling; 
 * machine translation and translation aids; 
 * natural language interfaces and dialogue systems; 
 * message and narrative understanding systems; 
 * computational lexicography.

We welcome submissions on any topic that is of interest to the NLP
community, but we particularly encourage submissions that broaden the
scope of our community through the consideration of practical NLP
applications. We especially invite people from industry working on NLP
to send us their submissions and offer an opportunity to discuss and
demonstrate their latest applications in front of an informed


 * Diego Molla-Aliod, Macquarie University (Co-chair)
 * Sabine Geldof, Macquarie University (Co-chair)
 * Dominique Estival, SaySo!
 * Cecile Paris, CSIRO 
 * Alistair Knott, University of Otago 


The length of the submissions should not exceed 8 pages, printed
single-spaced in 12 point font. The first page should include:

 - paper title, 
 - author name(s) and affiliation, 
 - complete addresses including email address and fax number, 
 - keywords,
 - abstract. 

Only electronic submissions of PDF or PostScript files will be
accepted. If we cannot print your file by the submission date it will
be rejected without being reviewed. Therefore you are encouraged to
send an early version with the typographical complexity of your final
intended version so that we can check it is printable. Electronic
submissions should be sent to


Paper submission:		Friday 21st September 2001. 
Notification of acceptance:	Monday 8th October 2001. 
Camera-ready copy:		Monday 29th October 2001.
Workshop:			Tuesday 11th December 2001.


The ANLP5 webpage will regularly be updated with useful information
about the workshop:

You can contact the workshop organisers for further information:
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Message 2: Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI02)

Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 10:39:38 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Claire Gardent <claireCoLi.Uni-SB.DE>
Subject: Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI02)

 Fourteenth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
 August 4-17, 2002, Trento, Italy



 **** Deadline for submission: 22 July 2001 *****

The main focus of the European Summer Schools in Logic, Language and
Information is on the interface between linguistics, logic and
computation. Foundational, introductory and advanced courses together
with workshops cover a wide variety of topics within the three areas
of interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic
and Computation.

Previous summer schools have been highly successful, attracting up to
500 students from Europe and elsewhere. The school has developed into
an important meeting place and forum for discussion for students and
researchers interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic,
Language and Information. ESSLLI-2002 is organised under the auspices
of the European Association for Logic, Language and Information

The ESSLLI-2002 Programme Committee invites proposals for foundational,
introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops for the 14th annual
Summer School on a wide range of topics in the following fields:


In addition to courses and workshops there will be a Student Session. A Call
for Papers for the Student Session will be distributed separately.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Proposals should be submitted through a web form located

All proposals should be submitted no later than July 22, 2001.
Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's decision no
later than September 17, 2001. Proposers should follow the guidelines
below while preparing their submissions; proposals that deviate can
not be considered.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION: Anyone interested in lecturing or organising a
workshop during ESSLLI-2002, please read the following information carefully.

ALL COURSES: Courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers. They typically
consist of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions (a two-week
course). Each session lasts 90 minutes.

Timetable for Course Proposal Submission:

 Jul 22, 2001: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 17, 2001: Notification
 Nov 15, 2001: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, lecturer(s)
 information, course description and prerequisites
 Jun 1, 2002: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES: These are really elementary courses not assuming any
background knowledge. They are intended for people to get acquainted with the
problems and techniques of areas new to them. Ideally, they should allow
researchers from other fields to acquire the key competences of neighbouring
disciplines, thus encouraging the development of a truly interdisciplinary
research community. Foundational courses may presuppose some experience with
scientific methods in general, so as to be able to concentrate on the issues
that are germane to the area of the course.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: Introductory courses are central to the
activities of the Summer School. They are intended to equip students
and young researchers with a good understanding of a field's basic
methods and techniques. Introductory courses in, for instance,
Language and Computation, can build on some knowledge of the component
fields; e.g., an introductory course in computational linguistics
should address an audience which is familiar with the basics of
linguistics and computation.

Proposals for introductory courses should indicate the level of
the course as compared to standard texts in the area.

ADVANCED COURSES: Advanced courses should be pitched at an audience of
advanced Masters or PhD students. Proposals for advanced courses
should specify the prerequisites in some detail.

WORKSHOPS: The aim of the workshops is to provide a forum for advanced
Ph.D. students and other researchers to present and discuss their
work. A workshop has a theme. At most one organiser is paid. The
organisers should be specialists in the theme of the workshop and give
a general introduction in the first session. They are also
responsible for the programme of the workshop, i.e., for finding

Each workshop organiser will be responsible for producing a Call for
Papers for the workshop by November 15, 2001. The call must make it
clear that the workshop is open to all members of the LLI community.
It should also note that all workshop contributors must register for
the Summer School.

A workshop consists of five sessions (a one-week workshop) or ten
sessions (a two-week workshop). Sessions are normally 90 minutes.

Timetable for Workshop Proposal Submissions

 Jul 22, 2001: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 15, 2001: Notification
 Nov 15, 2001: Deadline for receipt of Call for Papers
 Dec 1, 2001: Send out Call for Papers
 Mar 15, 2002: Deadline for Papers (suggested)
 May 1, 2002: Notification of Workshop Contributors (suggested)
 May 15, 2002: Deadline for Provisional Workshop Programme
 Jun 1, 2002: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready copy of Workshop
 Jun 1, 2002: Deadline for Final Workshop Programme

The web-based form for submitting course and workshop proposals is accessible
at . You will be required
to submit the following information:

 * Name (name(s) of proposed lecturer(s)/organiser)

 * Address (contact addresses of proposed lecturer(s)/organiser;
 where possible, please include phone and fax numbers)

 * Title (title of proposed course/workshop)

 * Type (is this a workshop, a foundational course, an introductory
 course, or an advanced course?)

 * Section (does your proposal fit in Language & Computation,
 Language & Logic or Logic & Computation? name only one)

 * Description (describe the proposed contents in at most 150 words)

 * External funding (will you be able to find external funding to
 help fund your travel and accommodation expenses? if so, how?)

 * Further particulars (any further information that is required by
 the above guidelines should be included here)

FINANCIAL ASPECTS: Prospective lecturers and workshop organisers
should be aware that all teaching and organising at the summer schools
is done on a voluntary basis in order to keep the participants fees as
low as possible. Lecturers and organisers are not paid for their
contribution, but are reimbursed for travel and accommodation. Please
note the following: In case a course is to be taught by two lecturers,
a lump sum is paid to cover travel and accommodation expenses. The
splitting of the sum is up to the lecturers. However, please note
that the organisers highly appreciate it if, whenever possible,
lecturers and workshop organisers find alternative funding to cover
travel and accommodation expenses.

Workshop speakers are required to register for the Summer School;
however, workshop speakers will be able to register at a reduced rate
to be determined by the Organising Committee.

Finally, it should be stressed that while proposals from all over the
world are welcomed, the Summer School can in general guarantee only to
reimburse travel costs for travel from destinations within Europe to
Trento. Exceptions will be made depending on the financial situation.


 Claire Gardent (chair)
 Attn: ESSLLI-2002
 BP 239 Campus Scientifique
 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy (France)
 Tel: +33-3-83-59-2039
 Fax: +33-3-83-27-5652

 Local co-chair:
 Paolo Bouquet (

 Language & Computation:
 Hinrich Schuetze (
 Gerry Altmann (

 Language & Logic:
 Fabio Pianesi (
 Steve Pulman (

 Logic & Computation:
 Simon Parsons ( )
 Frank Wolter (

 Luciano Serafini (chair)

FURTHER INFORMATION: To obtain further information, visit the web site
for ESSLLI-2002 .
For this year's summer school, please see the web site for ESSLLI-2001 .
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