LINGUIST List 12.2556

Sat Oct 13 2001

Calls: Speech Prosody, Computational Linguistics

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  1. Daniel Hirst, Speech Prosody 2002
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, Computational Linguistics (ACL'02)

Message 1: Speech Prosody 2002

Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 10:07:37 +0200
From: Daniel Hirst <>
Subject: Speech Prosody 2002

An International Conference


Aix-en-Provence, France, 11-13 April 2002


Speech Prosody 2002 will be an international conference aiming to bring
together researchers working in all areas of the field of speech
prosody. It
will provide a natural forum for scientific exchange both for established
workers in the field and for those who are new to the area and wish to get
up to date on this exciting and rapidly expanding field.

The conference is organised by the Laboratoire Parole et Langage, CNRS,
Universit� de Provence, Aix-en-Provence under the aegis of SProSIG, the
Speech Prosody Special Interest Group, with the support of The International
Speech Communication Association (ISCA) and JST/CREST. 

The conference will be held in conjunction with the ISCA international
workshop Temporal Integration in the Perception of Speech (TIPS)


Duration: three days (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

The conference will be organised in nine sessions with one oral session each
morning one each afternoon, and one poster session held in the
middle of each day. There will be no parallel sessions.

Each oral session will be organised around a specific topic and will consist

 * a keynote lecture
 * two invited discussions
 * general discussion
 * selected submitted oral presentations

There will be a coffee/tea break in the middle of each oral session.

Poster sessions will be held in the middle of each day. These sessions are
designed to allow participants to divide their time as they wish between the
posters, lunch, discussion and resting.

Oral-session topics and keynote speakers

i. Prosody and Emotion 
	 Sylvie Mozziconacci 
	(Q-go and Leiden University, The Netherlands)

ii. Prosody and Speech Technology 
	 Colin Wightman 
	(Minnesota State University, USA)

iii. Prosody and Lexical Alignment 
	 Yi Xu 
	(Northwestern University, USA)

iv. Prosody and Linguistic Typology
 Franck Ramus 
	(Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, EHESS/CNRS, Paris)

v. Prosody and the Brain 
	 Kai Alter 
	(Max-Planck-Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Germany)

vi. Prosody and Meaning 
	 Carlos Gussenhoven 
	(University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

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Call for papers

Papers are invited presenting original work in any area of the field of
speech prosody. The majority of accepted papers will be presented in the
poster sessions which provide more opportunities for discussion.
Participants will be invited to indicate whether they wish their paper
to be considered for oral presentation in one of the six oral sessions.

The deadline for submission of a full 4 page text for the meeting has
been extended to December 7, 2001. 
Please note that only full texts will be considered for presentation.
Please do not send abstracts.

Papers will be reviewed by at least two anonymous referees under the
responsibility of members of the International Scientific Committee and the
local Organising Committee.


The cost of the workshop is expected to be in the region of 200 Euros. This
includes registration, tea and coffee and the conference proceedings in both
paper and CD format. There will be reductions for ISCA members, for students
and for early payments.

Important dates

 * 7 Dec 2001 Submission of full 4 page texts
 * 20 Jan 2002 Notification of acceptance

Announcement list

To receive regular news about this event, please send an empty message to:

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 Organisation and committees

 Honorary President: Mario Rossi

 Chairman: Daniel Hirst

 Organising committee:

 Cyril Auran
 Bernard Bel
 Philippe Blache
 Caroline Bouzon
 Genevi�ve Caelen-Haumont
 Nick Campbell
 Albert Di Cristo
 Sophie Dujardin 
 Danielle Duez
 Martine Faraco
 Nadine Herry
 Ludovic Jankowksi
 Christel Portes
 Alain Purson
 Joel Pynte

 International Scientific Committee:

 V�ronique Auberg�, France
 Cinzia Avesani, Italy
 Antois Botinis, Greece
 G�sta Bruce, Sweden
 Cao Jianfen, China
 Anne Cutler, Netherlands
 Christophe d'Alessandro, France
 Grazyna Demenko, Poland
 Amedeo De Dominicis, Italy
 Gunnar Fant, Sweden
 Janet Fletcher, Australia
 Sonia Fr�ta, Portugal
 Dafydd Gibbon, Germany
 Carlos Gussenhoven, Netherlands
 Wolfgang Hess, Germany
 Keikichi Hirose, Japan
 Merle Horne, Sweden
 Joaquim Llisterri, Spain
 Sudaporn Luksaneeyanawin, Thailand
 Kikuo Maekawa, Japan
 Phlippe Martin, Canada
 Piet Mertens, Belgium
 Bernd Moebius, Germany
 Alex Monaghan, UK
 Elsa Mora, Venezuela
 Ailbhe Ni Chasaide, Ireland
 Cesar Reis, Brazil
 Lisa Selkirk, USA
 Jacqueline Vaissi�re, France
 Jan van Santen, USA
 Jacques Terken, Netherlands
 Stefan Werner, Finland
 Brigitte Zellner-Keller, Switzerland


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Message 2: Computational Linguistics (ACL'02)

Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 14:50:27 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics (ACL'02)

 ACL'02 Preliminary Call For Papers

 40th Annual Meeting of the Association for
 Computational Linguistics
 7 - 12 July, 2002
	 Philadelphia, PA, USA

General Conference Chair: Pierre Isabelle (XRCE Grenoble, France)
Program Co-Chairs: Eugene Charniak (Brown University, USA)
 Dekang Lin (University of Alberta, Canada)
Local Organization Chair: Martha Palmer (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

The Association for Computational Linguistics invites the submission
of papers for its 40th Annual Meeting hosted jointly with the North
American Chapter of the ACL. Papers are invited on substantial,
original, and unpublished research on all aspects of computational
linguistics, including, but not limited to: pragmatics, discourse,
semantics, syntax and the lexicon; phonetics, phonology and
morphology; interpreting and generating spoken and written language;
linguistic, mathematical and psychological models of language;
language-oriented information retrieval, question answering, and
information extraction; language-oriented machine learning;
corpus-based language modeling; multi-lingual processing, machine
translation and translation aids; natural language interfaces and
dialogue systems; approaches to coordinating the linguistic with other
modalities in multi-media systems; message and narrative understanding
systems; tools and resources; and evaluation of systems.

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Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed
work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state
of completion of the reported results. Wherever appropriate, concrete
evaluation results should be included. A paper accepted for
presentation at the ACL Meeting cannot be presented or have been
presented at any other meeting with publicly available published
proceedings . Papers that are being submitted to other conferences or
workshops must indicate this on the title page.

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The reviewing of the papers will be blind. Reviewing will be managed
by an international Conference Program Committee consisting of Area
Chairs, each of whom will have the assistance of a set of Program
Committee members. The composition of the Conference Program
Committee will be published in a later version of this call for
papers. Final decisions on the technical program will be made by the
Conference Program Committee. Each submission will be reviewed by at
least three reviewers.

Submission Information
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Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings and
should not exceed eight (8) pages, including references. We strongly
recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word Style
files tailored for this year's conference. They are available at
A description of the format will also be available in case you are
unable to use these style files directly.

As reviewing will be blind, a separate identification page will be
required. The identification page should include the paper title, the
paper ID code generated upon paper registration (see below), authors'
names, affiliations, and email addresses, one or two general topic
areas, up to 5 keywords specifying the subject area, and a short
summary (up to 5 lines). The identification page should also specify
whether the paper is under consideration for other conferences or
workshops, and if so, which ones.

The paper should not include the authors' names and
affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's
identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be
avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed
(Smith, 1991) ...".

Papers that do not conform to the requirements above are subject to be
rejected without review.

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 Paper registration deadline: January 25th, 2002
 Paper submissions deadline: February 1st, 2002
 Notification of acceptance: April 8th, 2002
 Camera ready papers due: May 10th, 2002
 ACL'02 Conference: July 6th-11th, 2002


ACL is providing a mentoring (coaching) service for authors from
regions of the world where English is not the language of scientific
exchange. Many authors from these regions, although able to read the
scientific literature in English, have little or no experience in
writing papers in English for conferences such as the ACL
meetings. They may also have some trouble with the style of the
presentation of the material that is expected for ACL.

The service will be arranged as follows. A set of potential mentors
will be identified by Aravind Joshi, who has agreed to organize this
service for ACL'02. An author who would like to take advantage of
this service must send a draft of his/her paper to

 Aravind K. Joshi
 Room 555 Moore
 Department of Computer and Information Science
 200 South 33rd Street
 University of Pennsylvania
 Philadelphia, PA
 FAX: +1 215 898 0587 

The author must send ONE copy of the paper (HARD COPY by regular mail
or by FAX) by no later than December 14th, 2001. The author should try
to make the draft as complete as possible in order to get the best
advice. An appropriate mentor will be assigned to your paper and the
mentor will get back to the author at least two weeks before the
deadline for the submission to ACL'02 program committee (February 1,

Please note that this service is for the benefit of the authors as
described above. It is not a general mentoring service for authors to
improve their papers.

If you have any questions about this service please feel free to send
a message to Aravind Joshi (
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