LINGUIST List 13.1044

Mon Apr 15 2002

Calls: Computational Ling, Applied Computing

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  1. Jing-Shin Chang, Special Issue -- Word Formation and Chinese Language Processing
  2. George Angelos Papadopoulos, ACM SAC'03 -- Call for Tracks -- Deadline Extended

Message 1: Special Issue -- Word Formation and Chinese Language Processing

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 17:46:22 +0800 (CST)
From: Jing-Shin Chang <>
Subject: Special Issue -- Word Formation and Chinese Language Processing



 Special Issue of Journal of Computational Linguistics
 and Chinese Language Processing

 "Word Formation and Chinese Language Processing"

 Guest Editor: Richard Sproat, AT&T Labs -- Research

Contributions are invited for a special issue of the Journal of
Computational Linguistics and Chinese Processing on the topic of word
formation and Chinese Language processing. Areas of interest include,
but are not limited to:

 - Word formation in models of Chinese word segmentation and
 named entity extraction. Areas of interest include automatic
 detection of:

 - morphologically productive constructions such as
 - abbreviations (suoxie)
 - personal names
 - proper names of individuals, companies
 - foreign words in transliteration.
 - morphologically-based variation among human
 segmenters and its relevance for Chinese segmentation

 - Computational or statistical work that lends insights on
 linguistic questions, such as morphological productivity or the
 formation of abbreviations.

 - Computational perspectives on the historical development of
 morphological complexity in Chinese.

The tentative plan is to publish this special issue as volume 8, issue
2, August 2003.

Instructions for Submission

Papers should follow the style guidelines for the Journal of
Computational Linguistics and Chinese Processing. Papers should be
sent to the guest editor, by the submission date listed below. The
submission should be either:

 - Electronically to The "Subject:" line
 should be: JCLCP Special Issue Submission
 The following formats are acceptable:

 - Postscript
 - Adobe PDF

 If you cannot produce an electronic version in either of these
 formats, or if the editor informs you of a problem with your
 electronic submission, then please follow the instructions for
 hardcopy submission.

 - Or, Three hardcopies to:
 Richard Sproat, Room B-207
 AT&T Labs -- Research
 180 Park Avenue, Room B207, P.O.Box 971
 Florham Park, NJ 07932-0000

Important Dates

 Submission of Papers: November 30, 2002
 Notification of Acceptance: January 31, 2003
 Final Version Due: April 1, 2003
 Special Issue Date: August, 2003

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Message 2: ACM SAC'03 -- Call for Tracks -- Deadline Extended

Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 17:32:44 +0300 (WET)
From: George Angelos Papadopoulos <>
Subject: ACM SAC'03 -- Call for Tracks -- Deadline Extended

	 Melbourne, Florida, USA, 9-12 March, 2003

		 *** Call for Track Proposals ***

	 *** Deadline Extended to 25th of April ***

For the past seventeen years the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
(SAC) has been a primary forum for applied computer scientists,
computer engineers and application developers to gather, interact and
present their work. The ACM Special Interest Group on Applied
Computing (SIGAPP)is the sole sponsor of SAC. The conference
proceedings are published by ACM and are also available on the web
through ACM's Digital Library.

SAC is based on a flexible structure of mostly self-contained and
self-managed tracks. Over the past years it has hosted tracks on a
variety of topics such as Artificial Intelligence, BioInformatics,
Computers in Education, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Internet
Technologies, Software Engineering, etc. SAC'02, which was held in
Madrid, Spain, consisted of 21 tracks which hosted 194 accepted papers
out of 457 submissions.

The 18th Annual SAC (SAC'03) will be hosted by the Florida Institute
of Technology in Melbourne, Florida, USA between 9-12 of March 2003.
The conference Organizing Committee solicits proposals for hosting
tracks. Perspective track chairs should submit an up to two pages
description for organizing a track, which should include the following

1) The proposed title for the track with a description of
 its aims, topics it will cover and rationale for having
 such a track in SAC. This rationale should refer to any
 related conference events that are held regularly and
 why the proposed track differs from them or complements them.
 The proposed track should not be over general but also
 not overly specialized, thus being able to attract a wide
 audience of people sharing similar interests. Proposals from
 industry are also welcomed. Despite its name, SAC also welcomes
 topics of mostly theoretical nature, provided there is clear
 practical potential in applying the results of such work.

2) A short description of the activities the track chair will
 undertake upon acceptance of the proposal, to disseminate the
 call-for-papers for his/her track, manage the review process and
 collect final materials from authors of accepted papers. (Specific
 guidelines to track chairs regarding these issues will also be

3) A short CV of the perspective track chair(s) with reference to
 research interests and publication record directly related to
 the themes of the proposed track, and any previous experience
 of involvement in the organization of similar events (in the
 interest of brevity, reference to a personal web page where such
 information can be found will be sufficient).

All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference and Program Chairs
with respect to the above criteria. The Chairs reserve the right to:
(1) accept a proposal as is, (2) recommend merging of similar
proposals with a considerable overlap in the topics addressed (in this
case the track chairs of the different proposals will be asked to form
a single chair), (3) reject a proposal.

Upon acceptance of a proposal, the track chairs will be notified of
their responsibilities in managing the affairs of their tracks, as
such responsibilities are defined by both ACM and SAC Organizing
Committee. The Chairs reserve the right to cancel at any time a track,
if these responsibilities are not addressed adequately by respective
track chair(s).

Please submit your proposal electronically and in any acceptable
readable form to:

George A. Papadopoulos
Department of Computer Science
University of Cyprus
Tel: +357 22 892242
Fax: +357 22 339062

IMPORTANT DATES (slightly modified from the original CFT):

25 April 2002: Submission of track proposals
10 May 2002: Notification of acceptance/rejection
20 May 2002: Call-For-Papers for accepted tracks
6 Sept 2002: Submission of papers and tutorial proposals
18 Oct 2002: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
8 Nov 2002: Camera-Ready copies of accepted papers
9-12 March 2003: SAC'03 takes place

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