LINGUIST List 12.2952

Mon Nov 26 2001

Calls: Morphology, Computational Ling

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  1. Bernard Fradin, 3rd Forum of Morphology/Forum de morphologie
  2. Ronaldo Menezes, CFP: Coordination and Component-Oriented Computing (Languages, Models and Systems): PDPTA'02

Message 1: 3rd Forum of Morphology/Forum de morphologie

Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 16:53:29 +0100
From: Bernard Fradin <>
Subject: 3rd Forum of Morphology/Forum de morphologie

(French version below)


Third Forum of Morphology


DATE : September (19)-20-21, 2002
PLACE : University of Lille 3, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France.

- First call for abstracts : November 20th 2001.
- Submission deadline : March 31st 2002.
- Notification of acceptance : May 15th 2002.
- Preliminary programme : June 15th, 2002
- Meeting : September (19)-20-21 2002.


THEMATIC (unabridged text on our web site)

The question of the units we need to assume in order to account for
morphological phenomena has to be considered in a new light since the
morpheme has been given up as the single unit in morphology. First of
all, it is now possible to distinguish various types of units and,
second, those different units are correlated to hypotheses about the
way linguistic signs work. These changes can be clearly seen in the
recent literature. Consider, for instance: (i) the growing importance
of the distinctions argued for by Matthews between word1 (word-form),
word2 (lexeme) and word3 (syntactic word); (ii) the fact that the
status of stems has become clearer; (iii) the classification of
morphological rules according to the type of unit they take as their
input or output (stem>stem, stem>word, word>word); (iv) the central
position given to the lexeme within hierarchical representations of
lexicon; (v) the way the typing of morphological units is used to
block or licence morphological derivations; etc. The question of
morphological units also arises within prosodic morphology (especially
in its OT version), which assumes distinct units such as affix, root,
word, etc. without saying anything about them except that they must
exist; this makes it all the more urgent to clarify their exact status
within morphological theory. In short, the moment seems favourable
for undertaking a reflection on morphological units. This meeting will
be both a step in this process of reflection and an opportunity to
raise new questions on this topic. Among possible themes of
discussion, we can list the following:

I. CHARACTERISING MORPHOLOGICAL UNITS Along what dimensions must these
units be defined? Are there principles limiting the proliferation of
these dimensions? Which units are indispensable and which can be given
up? Besides allomorphy or suppletion, what type of variation is
allowed within morphological units? What can we infer from this on the
nature of the linguistic sign?

II. THE FUNCTION OF UNITS What types of phenomena does the
introduction of such and such unit allow us to account for ? Do the
distinctions between various types of units play a crucial role in
certain derivations?

III. REPRESENTING UNITS How should we represent the different types of
units? What relationships must be assumed between them in a
hierarchical representation of lexical knowledge?

IV. TYPOLOGY What is the possible range of interlinguistic variation
exhibited by the minimal sign (word or lexeme) across languages? Do
the marks which end word3 units belong to identifiable types? To what
extent is it sound to speak of stem languages or root languages? Why
do phenomena such as allomorphy or suppletion appear so rarely in some
languages and so widely in others?

V. PSYCHOLINGUISTICS Do speakers perceive morphological units? And if
so, which ones? Are there differences between the units perceived by
speakers and those hypothesized by linguists? Can such differences
give hints as to how a morphological system might change in the
future? What role does writing play with respect to the transmission,
the stability and the perception of morphological units?

language processing and corpus-based studies bring to the study of
morphological units? Do they shed light upon (ir)regularities which
would have remained unnoticed otherwise?

VII. HISTORY Does the way in which morphological units were used in
historical and comparative linguistics shed light on the distinctions
we need today?

- Georgette Dal (University of Lille 3)
- Bernard Fradin (LLF, CNRS)
- Francoise Kerleroux (University Paris 10 Nanterre)
- Nabil Hathout (ERSS, CNRS)
- Marc Plenat (ERSS, CNRS)
- Michel Roche (University of Toulouse Le Mirail)

The programme committee will be backed up by a broad reviewing committee.

The working languages will be English and French.

This meeting is organised by the GDR 2220 Description et
modelisation en morphologie the UMR 8528 SILEX and the University
of Lille 3. If you need more information on details concerning the
organisation of the meeting contact For other
types of information, contact

Your submission should consist of 1) An anonymous abstract no longer
than 2 pages (A4 format) in times 12 (bibliography included). The
abstract must indicate clearly the subject matter, the theoretical
framework (if any) and the conclusions of your contribution. 2) A
separate page on which are indicated : your name, affiliation, postal
address, email address and the title of your contribution.

Electronic submission is encouraged provided that the abstract and the
personal details page are sent as separate attachments in either
postscript, rtf or Word format. The submissions must be sent to before March 31, 2002. If
electronic submission is not possible, 3 hard copies of the abstract
plus the separate page with personal details must reach the organising
committee at the following address before March 31, 2002 :

Bernard Fradin
Forum de Morphologie 3,
LLF Tour centrale Case 7031
2 place Jussieu
F-75251 PARIS CEDEX 05

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished work. Submissions
will be anonymously reviewed by at least two specialists of the
domain. Decisions will be based on the following criteria :

- Importance and originality of the paper.
- Empirical foundation of the account.
- Accuracy of the scientific content.
- Layout and clarity of the paper.
- Relevance to the topic of the meeting.

The time allotted for presentation is 30 minutes. 10 more minutes will
be left for discussion. Il will be possible to use an overhead
projector or video-projector.

As was the case for the former Forums de Morphologie, the proceedings
of the meeting will be published in the Silexicales collection (UMR
SILEX University of Lille 3). The organisers will do their best to
publish the proceedings soon after the meeting.

Before June 30th. Student : 35 Euro Faculty member : 60 Euro
After June 30th Student : 40 Euro Faculty member : 70 Euro

Registration fees include the preproceedings of the meeting, coffe and
lunches that will be taken on the campus on the 20th and 21st. To
register, you must mail your payment together with your completed
registration form to:

Daniele Monseur
3eme Forum de Morphologie
Universite de Lille 3
BP 149

It will be possible to download the registration form from our
website. Payment will be made in euros with a cheque or money order
that is made payable to Agent comptable de le Universite Lille
3. (We cannot accept credit card payment).

ACCOMODATION, TRANSPORTATION/ACCESS: information will be posted on our
web site.

VENUE The meeting will be held at the Maison de la Recherche located
on the Lille 3 campus. The Maison de la Recherche is at a walking
distance (10 mn) from the underground station L'Pont de
boise. More information on our website.

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(English version above)


Troisieme Forum de morphologie


DATE : (19)-20-21 septembre 2002
LIEU : Universite de Lille 3, Villeneuve de, France.


- 1er appel communication : 20 novembre 2001.
- Date limite de soumission : 31 mars 2002.
- Notification des acceptations : 15 mai 2002.
- Programme preliminaire : 15 juin 2002.
- Colloque : (19)-20-21 septembre 2002.


THEMATIQUE (texte complet sur la toile)

Depuis que le morpheme a ete remis en cause comme unite unique de la
morphologie, la question des unites qu'on doit postuler pour decrire
les phonomenes morphologiques se pose de maniere nouvelle. Nouvelle
parce qu'il devient possible denormais de distinguer plusieurs types
deunite. Nouvelle aussi parce que les unites quon distingue sont
correles des hypotheses sur le fonctionnement des signes
linguistiques. Plusieurs indices de ce changement de point de vue sont
decelables dans la litterature : prise en compte des distinctions
operees par Matthews entre mot1 (mot-forme), mot2 (lexeme) et mot3
(mot syntaxique) ; place reconnue e la notion de stem (theme
morphologique) ; redefinition des regles morphologiques en fonction
leur unite du input et du output (regles stem > stem, mot2 > mot3,
stem > mot2, mot3 > stem) ; rele central du lexeme dans les
representations hierarchisees du lexique ; utilisation du type de le
unite pour bloquer / autoriser certaines derivations, etc. La
question des unites morphologiques se trouve aussi posee de le
exterieur de la morphologie, puisque la morphologie prosodique
(notamment dans la version OT) postule le existence de unites
morphologiques distinctes (affixe, racine, mot), dont elle ne dit
rien, ce qui rend plus urgente encore le inscription de cette question
le agenda des morphologues. Bref, la situation actuelle para et
propice pour entamer une reflexion sur les unites morphologiques. Le
colloque projete voudrait la fois etre une etape dans ce processus de
reflexion et une ouverture e de nouveaux questionnements. Parmi les
themes de discussion envisageables figurent les suivants :

les definir? Comment ces axes sa articulent-ils? Quelles sont les
unites indispensables et quelles sont celles dont on peut se passer?
Quels sont les types de variations tolerables que peuvent manifester
les unites morphologiques (allomorphie, suppletion, autre)?

II. OPERATIONALITE DES UNITES Quels arguments peut-on avancer e le
appui de le existence de telle ou telle unite? De quel phenomene le
introduction de telle ou telle unite permet-elle de rendre compte dont
on ne pourrait rendre compte sinon?

III. REPRESENTATION DES UNITES Comment represente-t-on ces differentes
unites? Comment represente-t-on le contenu quelles partagent?

IV. TYPOLOGIE Quelles variations interlinguistiques possibles le signe
minimal (mot ou lexeme) peut-il manifester? Les marques qui terminent
le mot3 appartiennent-elles e des types identifiables? Pourquoi les
phenomenes d'allomorphie ou de suppletion radicale sont-ils peu
presents dans certaines langues (agglutinantes) et beaucoup dans
d'autres (flexionnelles) ?

V. PSYCHOLINGUISTIQUE Les locuteurs ont-ils une perception des unites
morphologiques? Desquelles? Existe-t-il des ecarts entre leur
perception et les objets que postule le linguiste ? Ces ecarts
peuvent-ils etre le moteur de changements? Quel rele le ecrit
joue-t-il par rapport e la transmission, e la stabilite, e la
perception des unites morphologiques ?

VI. TRAITEMENT AUTOMATIQUE Quapporte le TAL e le etude des unites
morphologiques? Permet-il de voir mieux des difficultes qui
resteraient cachees sinon? Permet-il de atteindre des systematicites
nouvelles ? Les etudes sur corpus permettent-elles de donner une autre
visibilite e certains types du unites?

VII. HISTOIRE La maniere dont les notions de racine et de stems ont
ete utilisees dans la linguistique historique et comparative
constitue-t-elle un obstacle ou eclaire-t-elle les concepts dont on a
besoin aujourd hui? De quoi nous fait-elle heriter et comment integrer
cet heritage?

Georgette Dal (Universite Lille 3)
Bernard Fradin (LLF, CNRS)
Francoise Kerleroux (Universite Paris 10 Nanterre)
Nabil Hathout (ERSS, CNRS)
Marc Plenat (ERSS, CNRS)
Michel Roche (Universite Toulouse Le Mirail).

Le comite scientifique fera appel e un large comite duexperts pour le
choix des soumissions.

LANGUES DE TRAVAIL Les langues officielles du colloque seront le
francais et la anglais.

ORGANISATION Le colloque est organise par le GDR 2220 Description et
modelisation en morphologie, le UMR 8528 SILEX et le Universite de
Lille 3. Des renseignements plus precis concernant la organisation
materielle du colloque peuvent etre obtenus aupres de Daniele Monseur
: Pour les autres questions, vous pouvez

MODALITES DE SOUMISSION Votre soumission devra comporter
1) Un abrege anonyme en anglais ou en francais ne du passant pas 2
pages format A4 corps Times 12 (bibliographie incluse). Le abrege
devra indiquer clairement le sujet traite et les conclusions de votre
2) Une page separee mentionnant vos nom et prenoms, votre appartenance
administrative, votre adresse postale, votre courriel et le titre de
votre contribution.

Il est recommande da envoyer son projet de communication par courrier
electronique sous reserve que la abrege et la page ou figurent les
renseignements personnels soient envoyes sous des fichiers attaches
distincts en format rtf, Word ou bien postscript. Adresse du envoi Delai de rigueur : 31 mars 2002.

Sil vous est impossible de faire une soumission electronique, vous
pouvez envoyer 2 copies papier de le abrege et la page comportant les
renseignements personnels e le adresse suivante avant le 31 mars 2002

Bernard Fradin
Forum de Morphologie 3,
LLF Tour centrale Case 7031
2 place Jussieu
F-75251 PARIS CEDEX 05

CRITERES DE SELECTION Les auteurs sont invites e presenter un travail
original non publie. Les soumissions seront expertisees de maniere
anonyme par au moins deux specialistes du domaine. Le choix tiendra
compte des criteres suivants :

- Importance et originalite du papier.
- Assise empirique de le analyse.
- Precision et correction du contenu scientifique.
- Organisation et clarte de la presentation.
- Pertinence par rapport aux themes du colloque.

PRESENTATION Tout le colloque est en seance pleniere. Le temps de
parole est de 30 minutes plus 10 minutes de discussion. Un
retroprojecteur ou un videoprojecteur pourra etre utilise.

ACTES Comme pour les precedents Forums de Morphologie, les actes du
colloque seront publies dans la collection Silexicales (UMR SILEX
Lille 3). La publication devrait suivre de peu le colloque.

Avant le 30 juin Etudiant : 35 Euro Enseignant/chercheur : 60 Euro
Apres le 30 juin Etudiant : 40 Euro Enseignant/chercheur : 70 Euro

Les frais de inscription comprennent les preactes du colloque, les pauses
cafe et les repas sur place pour les dejeuners des 20 et 21 septembre.
Pour vous inscrire, vous devez envoyer le formulaire de inscription
rempli avec votre paiement:

Daniele Monseur
3eme Forum de Morphologie
UMR 8528 " SILEX "
Universite de Lille 3
BP 149

Le formulaire de inscription pourra etre telecharge a partir de notre
site web. Le paiement doit etre effectue en euros, soit par cheque
soit par virement a le ordre de M. le agent comptable de le Universite
Lille 3. (Nous ne pouvons accepter le paiement par carte de credit).

LOGEMENT, TRANSPORT : voir la toile.

LOCALISATION Le colloque se tiendra a la Maison de la Recherche situee
sur le campus de Lille 3. La Maison de la Recherche se trouve a dix
minutes a pied de la station de metro Pont de boise. Plus de details
sur notre site.
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Message 2: CFP: Coordination and Component-Oriented Computing (Languages, Models and Systems): PDPTA'02

Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 10:33:47 -0500
From: Ronaldo Menezes <>
Subject: CFP: Coordination and Component-Oriented Computing (Languages, Models and Systems): PDPTA'02

 Coordination and Component-Oriented Computing
 (Languages, Models, Systems)

 a special session of

 June 24 - 27, 2002
 Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

 Feb. 22, 2002 (Friday): Draft papers (about 5 pages) due
 March 21, 2002 (Thursday): Notification of acceptance
 April 22, 2002 (Monday): Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
 June 24-27, 2002: PDPTA'02 International Conference


Component-based software is likely to be the most promising approach
to making distributed systems and Internet applications fit the
requirements of the new information-based work organization.
Component-based software encompasses many disciplines and application
domains, such as groupware, distributed object-oriented software
development, middleware, multimedia, CSCW, and distributed simulation.
The focus of this session is on component-based in special
coordination issues that arise in these systems. Models, languages,
and applications for both architectural and behavioral aspects of
systems are of special concern.

The purpose of this session is to bring together researchers and
practitioners working on component-based computing and coordination in
the diverse disciplines this field encompasses. The session serves as
a forum to enable exchange of experience between academia and
industry, as well as between researchers working on different aspects
of coordination and component-based computing.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
 * In Coordination:
 - group communication and inter-agents cooperation protocols.
 - Theoretical aspects and foundations for coordination:
 semantics, verification, component composition, dynamic
 aspects of coordination.
 - Functional and non-functional properties of coordination.
 - Formal and semi-formal techniques for coordination
 description and analysis.
 - Modeling of Information Systems (Groupware, Internet and
 the Web, workflow management, CSCW and multimedia
 - Coordination, architectural, and interface definition
 languages: implementation, interoperability, heterogeneity.
 - Agent-oriented languages: formal models for interacting
 - Coordination Patterns (Mobile Computing, Internet
 - Tools and environments for the development of coordinated
 applications: integration within the development process.
 - Dynamic architecture management for multi-component
 - Industrial relevance of coordination and software
 architectures: programming in the large, domain-specific
 software architectures and coordination models, case
 studies, performance.

 * In Component-based computing:
 - design methods for component frameworks
 - interoperation among component frameworks (coordination)
 - functional and non-functional properties
 that can or that cannot be established by a component system
 architecture based on (tiered) component frameworks
 - use of selected component frameworks to reduce the set of
 possible components in a market setting
 - component-oriented systems
 - domain-specific standards for component interoperability
 - dynamic changes in the configuration (set of components
 in a system): how can components be added, replaced and
 removed and how can other components reconfigure themselves
 to cope with this
 - adaptation of components and composition of frameworks
 - programming language support for COC and component frameworks
 in particular
 - performance/efficiency of component-oriented implementations
 and effects of component frameworks introducing a level of
 - impact of businesses on components and vice versa, packaging
 and distribution of components and component frameworks
 - criticism of the suggested component framework approach


Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft paper (5 pages)
to one of the session chairs (addresses below) by the due date.
Electronic submissions are encouraged. Please send file in PDF or
PostScript format. The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted)
will be limited to 7 pages. Papers must not have been previously
published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

The first page of the draft paper should include: title of the paper,
name, affiliation, postal address, E-mail address, telephone number,
and Fax number for each author. The first page should also include the
name of the author who will be presenting the paper (if accepted) and
a maximum of 5 keywords.

Submissions should explicitly state their contribution and their
relevance to the themes of the session. Other criteria for selection
will be originality, significance, correctness, and clarity.

All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the conference.


Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and
soundness. Each paper will be refereed by at least three researchers
in the topical area. The Camera-Ready papers will be reviewed by a
reviewer to ensure expected quality and compliance with the reviewers


The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA Press (ISBN). It
will be a multi-volume set. The proceedings will be available at the
conference. Some accepted papers will also be considered for journal
publication (soon after the conference).


Farhad ARBAB
Kruislaan 413
1098 SJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31-20-592-4056
Fax: +31-20-592-4199

Florida Institute of Technology
Department of Computer Sciences
150 West University Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: +1 321 6747623
Fax : +1 321 6747046
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