LINGUIST List 12.2613

Sat Oct 20 2001

Calls: Writing Systems, Portugal/NLP

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  1. Andrea Krott, Workshop on Writing Systems
  2. Cristina Mota, Portugal for Natural Language Processing (PorTAL)

Message 1: Workshop on Writing Systems

Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 09:34:50 -0600
From: Andrea Krott <akrottualberta.ca>
Subject: Workshop on Writing Systems

 FIRST CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

 "From Letter to Sound"

 Third International Workshop on Writing Systems
 University of Cologne, Germany, September 23-24, 2002.


This workshop is the third in a row of international meetings dealing with 
questions of writing systems. The two predecessors took place at the Max 
Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen (Netherlands) under the 
titles 'What Spelling Changes' (1997) and 'Writing Language' (2000). The 
workshops offer a forum of discussion between researchers from different 
fields of writing research like theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, 
computational linguistics or language education, coming from different 
countries and working on different languages.
The aim of this workshop is to focus on the letter-to-sound-perspective. 
Especially welcome are contributions to the following subjects:

- How does a theory of orthography have to look like that takes written 
forms as basic (as opposed to a theory that derives written forms from 
spoken forms)?

- Which aspects of the psycholinguistics of reading are capable of 
explaining the form of writing systems?

- Which aspects of learning to read are informative for a theory of 
orthography?

- How can reading be modelled? Both psycholinguistic models and 
computational models for text-to-speech-synthesis may reveal the exact 
relation between reading and writing.

Submission deadline: March 28, 2002
Notice of acceptance: May 17, 2002


INVITED SPEAKERS:
Charles Perfetti (University of Pittsburgh) (sponsored by the Flemish 
Funding Agency for Scientific Research, Scientific Research 
Community on the theme 'Psycholinguistics: the Processes of Reading 
and Writing')
 Richard Venezky (University of Delaware)


PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Martin Neef (German Department, University of Cologne)
Anneke Neijt (Dutch Department, University of Nijmegen)
Beatrice Primus (German Department, University of Cologne)
Dominiek Sandra (Dutch Department, University of Antwerp)


FORMAT OF SUBMISSIONS:
Authors should submit abstracts of max. 2 pages for 30 minute 
presentations, with 15 minutes discussion. Please submit abstracts 
electronically (rtf, pdf or Word) to neefuni-koeln.de


PARTICIPATION:
In addition to the speakers, we kindly invite researchers who want to 
attend the workshop without presenting a paper themselves. The latter 
participants should register for the workshop at the address above. 
Information on lodging and travel directions, the program and the abstracts 
of the accepted papers will be circulated among the participants 
electronically well before the workshop.


FURTHER INFORMATION: Martin Neef: neefuni-koeln.de
 Anneke Neijt: a.neijtlet.kun.nl
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Message 2: Portugal for Natural Language Processing (PorTAL)

Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 16:45:43 +0100
From: Cristina Mota <cristinalabel2.ist.utl.pt>
Subject: Portugal for Natural Language Processing (PorTAL)

 CALL FOR PAPERS

 PorTAL - PORTUGAL for NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

 URL: http://label.ist.utl.pt/portal

 Faro, Portugal

 June 23rd-26th, 2002


PorTAL - PORTUGAL for NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING will be 
held at FARO (Algarve, Portugal), in June 23-26, 2002. 
PorTAL follows the FracTAL conference, held in Besan�on 
(France), December 1997, and VexTAL held in Venice (Italy), 
November 1999.


SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE

Papers are invited on substantial, original, and 
unpublished research on all aspects of natural language 
processing related areas, including, but not limited to:

 * spoken and written language analysis and generation;
 * pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, morphology 
 and lexical acquisition;
 * linguistic, mathematical, and psychological models of 
 language;
 * language-oriented information retrieval and 
 information
 extraction;
 * knowledge acquisition;
 * corpus-based and statistical language modelling;
 * machine translation and translation aids;
 * natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
 * message and narrative understanding systems;
 * computational lexicography;
 * Internet applications;
 * evaluation of systems.

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 also 
invite people from industry working on NLP to send us their 
submissions and offer an opportunity to discuss and 
demonstrate their latest applications.


ORGANISATION

- Laborat�rio de Engenharia da Linguagem (CAUTL-IST)
- Spoken Language Systems Laboratory (INESC-ID Lisboa - IST)
- Universidade do Algarve
- Departamento de Lingu�stica (FLUL)
- Centre Lucien Tesni�re (Universit� Franche-Comt�)


Program Chairs:
 Elisabete Ranchhod
 (Universidade de Lisboa / CAUTL-IST)
 Nuno J. Mamede
 (Technical University of Lisbon and
 Spoken Language ystems Laboratory at INESC-ID Lisboa)

Local Organization Chair: 
 Jorge Baptista (Universidade do Algarve)


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Alex Monaghan (Ireland)
Caroline Hag�ge (France)
Claire Gardent (France)
Diamantino Freitas (Portugal)
Fernando Martins (Portugal)
Franz Gunthener (Germany)
Gabriel B�s (France)
Gra�a Nunes (Brasil)
Hans Uszkoreit (Germany)
In�s Duarte (Portugal)
Irene Rodrigues (Portugal)
Isabel Trancoso (Portugal)
Jacqueline L�on (France)
Jo�o Paulo Neto (Portugal)
Jorge Bapista (Portugal)
Julia Pazj (Hungary)
Krzysztof Bogacki (Poland)
Lauri Karttunen (USA)
Lu�s Caldas Oliveira (Portugal)
M. C�u Viana (Portugal)
Maurice Gross (France)
Max Silberztein (USA)
Peter Greenfield (France)
Pierre-Andre Buvet (France)
Richard Sproat (USA)
Rodolfo Demonte (Italy)
Ruslan Mitkov (U.K.)
St�phane Chaudiron (France)
Steve Abney (USA)
Sylviane Cardey (France)
Tony Berber Sardinha (Brasil)
Xavier Blanco (Spain)
Yorick Wilks (U.K.)


GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

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.

1. Papers should not exceed 3000 words(including 
 references), must contain a 5 lines abstract, and must be 
 submitted in PDF format. All papers will be submitted 
 electronically. Authors are requested to first register 
 their submission by January 15, 2002 (details coming soon 
 on the Submission Procedure Web page).

2. The reviewing of papers will be blind. Hence the paper 
 should not include the authors' names and affiliations. 
 Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's 
 identity should be avoided.

3. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the program 
 committee and published both in print and electronically 
 in the conference proceedings. All accepted papers must 
 be presented at the conference by at least one of their 
 authors.

4. Identification information will be put in a separate file
 consisting of:
 Title of the paper:
 Author(s):
 Affiliation(s):
 E-mail(s):
 Abstract:
 Keywords (5):

5. Submission Procedure

You are requested to first register your submission by 
January 15, 2002. This can be done by filling out an 
electronic form that will be soon accessible at the Paper 
Submission Web page.

Submitted papers and identification information must be sent 
by January 21st 2002 (details coming soon).

Accepted papers will be notified by March 1st, together with 
the comments of the reviewers.

The final version of the papers will be prepared in LaTeX by 
April 1st, for publication in the Workshop proceedings. The 
stylesheet will be circulated in due time.

Note that all workshop participants must register as 
participants of PORTAL. The early registration fees apply to 
authors of accepted papers.


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IMPORTANT DATES

January 15th 2002 - Paper Registration
January 21st 2002 - Deadline for submitting papers
March 1st 2002 - Notification of acceptance
April 1st 2002 - Preparation of the final version of the 
 paper
May 31st 2002 - Final program of the workshop
June 23rd 2002 - The workshop begins
- ----------------------------------------------------------

- 
Elisabete Ranchhod Nuno J. Mamede
Universidade de Lisboa Technical University of
Lisbon
e CAUTL (IST) INESC ID Lisboa/L2F / IST
Av Rovisco Pais Av Rovisco Pais
1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Voice: +351 218417171 Voice: +351 213100367
Fax: +351 218417167 Fax: +351 213145843
Email: elisabetlabel.ist.utl.pt Email: Nuno.Mamedeacm.org
http://label2.ist.utl.pt/label http://l2f.inesc-id.pt/~njm
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