LINGUIST List 12.3087

Fri Dec 14 2001

Calls: Processing of Arabic, Artificial Intelligence

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  2. Elisabeth.Andri.andre, ISAMP 2002, AAAI-02 Workshop on Intelligent Situation-Aware Media and Presentations


Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 22:14:13 +0000
From: brahem <>


17-20 April 2002

Organized by Faculty of letters, La Manouba. Department of Arabic,
University of Manouba 2001, Tunisia.

Following the request of several colleagues, the Department of Arabic,
University of Manouba 2001, has decided to extend the date of the
submission of abstracts to January 20, 2002
The notification of acceptance for the late abstracts: January 30, 2002
 Final text: February 20, 2002

The conference aims at (i) presenting the state of the art in the Arabic
language processing and strengthening relations between the two
communities of researchers in linguistics and NLP at large, (ii) sharing
information and expertise in order to develop a common view on Arabic
language processing, (iii) identifying problems of common interest
between the two communities and exam the possibilities of setting up
joint projects.

The scientific program will include several invited lectures as well as
submitted paper presentations. Submitted papers will be published in a
volume of proceedings.


- Treatment of morphology, syntax, semantics... etc
- Electronic Arabic corpora for lexicography
- Methods and tools for Arabic corpus processing
- Acquisition and reusability of lexicography resources
- Annotation of Arabic resources
- Recognition of lexical units in text
- Monolingual and multilingual lexicography
- Arabic language teaching (applications...)

We invite submissions of anonymous abstracts of maximum 2-page length,
accompanied by a separate sheet indicating name, address and affiliation
of the author(s) together with the title of the abstract.
Abstracts may be submitted either by post or preferably by e-mail .
The Scientific Committee will referee all abstracts.
All submissions should begin with the following information:
Title: title of paper
Author(s): names of author(s)
Affiliation: of author(s)
Contact address: full postal address
E-mail: electronic mail address of main author (for contact),
followed by other authors (if any)
Fax number: of main author
Phone number: of main author

Electronic submissions should be sent to:
with the subject line "Manouba 2002"
Submissions by post should be addressed to:
 Facult� des Lettres la Manouba
Departement d'arabe (Colloque 2002)
 2010 LA Manouba

Submission of abstracts : January 20, 2002
Notification of acceptance: January 30, 2002
Final text: : February 20, 2002

The official languages of the colloque will be Arabic, French and

The full registration fee : 100 Tunisian Dinars (80 US Dollars)

The conference will be held at the FLM (facult� des Lettres , La
located on the Tunis district, 20 km from the capital center.


Abdelkader Mhiri (FLM - University of Manouba, Tunisia)
Abelmajid Ben Hamadou (FSEG - Sfax - University of the South, Tunisia)
Andr� Jaccarini (Univ. d'Aix - France)
Chafia Mankai (ISG - University of Tunis, Tunisia)
Jean- Pierre Descl� (CNRS / Univ. Paris-Sorbonne, France)
Josef Dichy (Univ. Lyon 2 - France)
Lamia Labed (ISG - University of Tunis, Tunisia)
Mohammad Hassoun (ENSSIB, France)
Mustafa Yassine (- FIT - University of Amman, Jordan)
Nadia Hegazy (ERI, Egypt)
Nour Eddine Ellouz (ENIT - University of Carthage, Tunisia)
Salem Ghazali (ISL - University of Carthage, Tunisia)
Slah Eddine Chrif (FLM - University of Manouba, Tunisia)
Abdelfattah Braham (FLM - University of Manouba, Tunisia)

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Message 2: ISAMP 2002, AAAI-02 Workshop on Intelligent Situation-Aware Media and Presentations

Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 18:04:25 -0700
From: Elisabeth.Andri.andre <>
Subject: ISAMP 2002, AAAI-02 Workshop on Intelligent Situation-Aware Media and Presentations

 ISAMP 2002:
 AAAI-02 Workshop on

 Intelligent Situation-Aware Media and Presentations

 held in conjunction with
 the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence

 July 28, 2002
 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The design of intelligent situation-aware media and presentations
becomes increasingly important for software designers and also for the
design of consumer electronic devices. This process is due to the fact
that software becomes more complex and systems become integrated into a
ubiquitous information infrastructure. The paradigm of "one device - one
functionality" is over and today we can access mutually any service
through any device. A TV set for instance is nowadays a control center
for various applications, e.g., video programming, e-commerce,
Web-browsing and more. A mobile PDA can be used as a telephone, tourist
guide, remote control, and calendar or Web-access device.

In these scenarios, new intelligent methods are necessary, that decouple
the application logic from the actual device and that adapt the media
and presentation to the actual situation, i.e., the user with her needs
and preferences, the devices that are available, and the context.

In the last few years, a number of approaches addressed parts of these
problems involving various AI techniques. In fact, AI techniques seem to
be the key methods for intelligent and scalable solutions. However,
there is not yet an unified framework visible.


In the ISAMP workshop we intend to bring together researchers working on
various aspects of the problems described above. The scope of interest
includes but is not limited to:

- adaptive media for single and multiple modalities (vision, audio, ...)
- context-aware presentation management
- device-adaptive dialog systems
- seamless presentation management in ubiquitous computing
- user-adaptive media
- situation-adapted user interfaces
- adaptation to limited technical resource of the output media
- adaptation to limited cognitive resources of the viewer

Workshop Submission Details

We encourage submissions from researchers and practitioners in academia,
industry, government, and consulting. Students, researchers and
practitioners are invited to submit full papers (max. 8 pages) or
suggestions for demonstrations (max 4 pages) describing original, novel,
and inspirational work. The submissions will
be reviewed by an international group of researchers and practitioners.
Submissions should be sent by email to Rainer Malaka ( not
later than March 15, 2002.

Important Dates

March 15, 2002: Deadline for WS submissions
April 26, 2002: Notification of acceptance to authors
May 12, 2002: Deadline for camera-ready workshop notes and other
July 28, 2002: ISAMP 2002 workshop

Organisation Committee

Rainer Malaka (European Media Lab, Germany)
Antonio Kr�ger (Saarland University, Germany)

Program Committee

Elisabeth Andr� (University of Augsburg, Germany)
J�rg Baus (Saarland University, Germany)
Niels Ole Bernsen (University of Southern Denmark - Odense, Denmark)
Christian Elting (European Media Lab - EML, Germany)
Lisa Harper (MITRE Corporation, USA)
Kristiina Jokinen (ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research
Laboratories, Japan)
Paul McKevitt (University of Ulster, Northern Ireland)
Toyoaki Nishida (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Deb Roy (MIT Media Lab, USA)
Fabio Pianesi (Insitute for the Scientific and Technological Research -
IRST, Italy)
Candy Sidner (Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories - MERL,USA)
Michelle Zhou (IBM Research, USA)

Additional Information

More information on ISAMP 2002 and AAAI 2002 can be found at

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