LINGUIST List 12.31

Mon Jan 8 2001

Calls: Generative Linguistics, Doctoral Consortium

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  1. GLiP, Generative Linguistics in Poland
  2. owner-um-announce, Doctoral Consortium/User Modeling

Message 1: Generative Linguistics in Poland

Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 14:41:27 +0100 (CET)
From: GLiP <>
Subject: Generative Linguistics in Poland


 (Morpho)phonological meeting

DATES: 7-8 April, 2001
LOCATION: Warszawa (Warsaw)

Sponsored by the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw

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Jerzy RUBACH University of Warsaw / University of Iowa
Tobias SCHEER University of Nice

 2nd Call for Papers

The primary aim of GLiP meetings is to bring together (i) Polish
generative linguists, (ii) generative linguists working in Poland, as
well as (iii) generative linguists working on Polish.

We invite abstracts on any aspect of generative phonology and
morphophonology in any generative approach (Government Phonology,
Lexical Phonology, Optimality Theory). Talks will be organized around
major phonological topics, depending on the content of the

The format of the conference is 20 min for presentation + 10 min
question time. Languages of the conference are English and Polish.

GLiP-3 is the first meeting in this conference series devoted to
phonology and morphophonology, the previous meetings being primarily
syntactic in nature. GLiP-3 marks the beginning of what we intend to
become a rule: (morpho)syntactic meetings in the autumn and
(morpho)phonological meetings in the spring.

We are planning to publish a volume of conference proceedings (see our
web pages for information on the proceedings of the previous

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Piotr Banski, University of Warsaw
Beata Lukaszewicz, University of Warsaw
Adam Przepiorkowski, Polish Academy of Sciences

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Piotr Banski, University of Warsaw
Edmund Gussmann, University of Gdansk
Beata Lukaszewicz, University of Warsaw
Grazyna Rowicka, HIL / Leiden University
Jerzy Rubach, University of Warsaw
Tobias Scheer, University of Nice

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Accommodation will be provided at the university hotel. Details are
available from the GLiP web page (see below).

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 - Regular: 80 PLN
 - Student: 40 PLN

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 - DEADLINE for receipt of abstracts: 11 February 2001
 - Notification of acceptance: 5 March 2001
 - Meeting: 7-8 April 2001

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Should be *anonymous* (i.e., they should contain no personal data or
explicit self-references) and consist of up to 700 words, together
with examples and references.

Because abstract forwarding to referees will be done by e-mail
exclusively, the following are the possible formats of attachments, in
*descending* order of preference:

 (Plain Text) > Postscript > PDF > (La)TeX > Word for Windows '97

In cases when there is no need to use special phonetic symbols or
phonological representations/rules, we strongly encourage PLAIN TEXT

We regret to say that other formats will not be accepted.

Should the electronic version of the abstract need special phonetic
fonts apart from the SIL IPA fonts (, please
attach them as well. (We strongly discourage this practice though,
and reserve the right to ask for a resubmission in a different

Those who submit abstracts in (*self-contained*!) (La)TeX should best
use the tipa.sty package. See <>;
for pointers to the sites which offer this package for download.

Only one submission per person and one joint submission will be
considered. Abstracts should be written in English or Polish.

Please note: do NOT send abstracts on diskettes. We will accept
*e-mail* submissions *exclusively*.

IMPORTANT: In the plain text part of your email, please supply the
following information:

 - name, title,
 - title of the paper,
 - affiliation,
 - email address,
 - snail mail address.

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Send your abstracts to:

 GLiP-2 Organizing Committee <>

 Please be so kind as to use zip, gzip, bzip2 or some other
 compression utility to COMPRESS the attachment.


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If you are (tentatively) interested in taking part in this conference,
please, send your email address to GLiP-2 Organizing Committee
<>. Most future announcements, changes, etc.,
will be mailed only to registered prospective participants (and not to
general linguistic lists).
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Message 2: Doctoral Consortium/User Modeling

Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 16:30:41 -0600 (CST)
From: owner-um-announce <>
Subject: Doctoral Consortium/User Modeling


 associated with UM 2001
 8th International Conference on User Modeling

 July 13 to July 17, 2001
 AlpenCongressCentrum in Sonthofen, 
 Bavaria, Germany

The User Modeling '01 Conference will include, as usual, a Doctoral
Consortium Session. This has been a tradition of User Modeling
Conferences since 1994. In DC sessions lively and useful discussions
have enabled students to receive suggestions about their on-going
research and have allowed more experienced participants to hear some
fresh ideas and view some of the new trends in the field.

Students will benefit in several different ways by participating in
the consortium, primarily by presenting work to a knowledgeable
audience, but also by meeting established researchers and other
graduate students doing similar work.

Suggested Topics:

Graduate research in user modeling may cover a wide range of topics.
Topics include (but are not limited to) the following topic areas:
user model acquisition, plan and intention recognition, user
stereotypes, representation and inference techniques for user
modeling, consistency of user models, user modeling shell systems,
explanation generation, intelligent/adaptive user interfaces,
adaptation to users with special needs, learner modeling and adaptive
systems to support human learning, navigational aids, adaptive
hypertext and hypermedia, personalized information retrieval and
information filtering, knowledge-based information presentation,
adaptive natural-language systems, customer and user profiling for
e-commerce, privacy issues, agent-based user modeling, machine
learning and data mining techniques for user modeling. Innovative
projects can focus either on the theory of user modeling or innovative
applications or both.

Format of the Consortium:

Doctoral students are invited to submit short papers describing their
current research directions (see submission guidelines below). In
this short paper, students are expected to document their thesis
topic, the approach being taken, and the work that has already been
completed, if any. These papers will be reviewed by the DC Committee,
and feedback will be provided to all authors. Authors of high quality
applications will also be invited to present their research at the
UM'2001 Conference to scholars and researchers in the field who will
provide constructive comments about their work. This presentation may
include a demonstration if appropriate. After the presentation the
committee members, and other members of the audience, will comment on
the student's work in order to provide constructive feedback. The
consortium will be a separate session, two to three hours in length.

We expect that a limited number of fellowships will be available to
enable students who are going to present their work to participate in
the meeting.


Plain text versions of submissions should be sent to the 
DC Chair, Gord McCalla, at by 

!!!!!!!!!!!!! January 15, 2001. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Authors will be provided with feedback and notified of 
acceptance (or not!) of their submissions by February 28, 

Final submissions for inclusion in the UM '01 
Proceedings will be due by March 31, 2001.

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Doctoral Consortium Submission Guidelines

Students are asked to submit, by e-mail, a 3-page abstract of their
doctoral research in plain ASCII text. Students are expected to
include as the first item of their submission a thesis synopsis
statement, stating the main contributions that the thesis aims to
achieve. Other requirements include describing the thesis topic area,
the approach being taken, any work that has already been completed,
and, finally, a tentative plan for future work. Students may also
include a brief description of their background in order to enable the
committee to "adapt" their assistance to each student.

Send submissions in plain ASCII text to:
Gord McCalla at:

Good quality submissions will be chosen by the consortium committee.
Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their work at
the conference in a short (15 to 20 minute) presentation. This
presentation may include a demonstration if appropriate. Students
that have been selected to present their work will also be asked to
submit a short list of questions to the committee to help identify
areas where the student feels that the committee can be of assistance.
After the presentation the committee members, and other members of the
audience, will comment on the student's work and attempt to address
the questions that the student has identified. The aim will be to
provide constructive feedback that can be used by the student as the
thesis topic continues to evolve.

Accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of the
conference. The Proceedings of UM'2001 will be published as a book by
Springer-Wien. In addition, the Proceedings will be made available on
the World Wide Web. Authors of accepted papers will be provided with
formatting instructions at the time of acceptance.

Chair of DC Committee:

Gordon Mc Calla 
University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Members of DC Committee:

Leila Alem
CSIRO, Australia

Paul Brna
University of Leeds, United Kingdom

David Chin
University of Hawai'i, U.S.A.

Robin Cohen
University of Waterloo, Canada

Cristina Conati
University of British Columbia, Canada

Helen Gigley
Office of Naval Research, U.S.A.

Isabel Fernandez de Castro
UPV/EHU, Spain

Judy Kay
University of Sydney, Australia

Frank Linton
The Mitre Corporation, U.S.A.

Riichiro Mizoguchi
University of Osaka, Japan

Fiorella de Rosis
University of Bari, Italy

Gerhard Weber
Pedagogical University of Freiburg, Germany
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