LINGUIST List 13.2214

Tue Sep 3 2002

Calls: Speech Prosody, Context

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  1. Amina Mettouchi, IP2003-Second Call for Papers
  2. Roberta Ferrario, CFP: CONTEXT'03, the Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context

Message 1: IP2003-Second Call for Papers

Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 19:42:41 +0200
From: Amina Mettouchi <>
Subject: IP2003-Second Call for Papers

International AAI Workshop

"Interfaces prosodiques"
"Prosodic Interfaces"

NANTES (France)
27-28-29 March 2003

- Presentation

The AAI team of the University of Nantes is calling for papers for its
international workshop. Many of you participated in our Workshops in
1997, 1999 and 2002. We hope that you will honour us this year too.

Our proposal this year is to investigate the field of speech prosody,
which is acquiring a central dimension in many domains. This
centrality explains our choice of the term 'interfaces', which
underlines the articulation of prosody with other research areas. How
for instance can we link prosody and syntax, pragmatics, the study of
gestures? What kinds of analytic grids, phonetical or phonological,
can we apply to prosodic phenomena? What can we learn from the
pathology and acquisition of prosody? What is the amplitude of
prosodic variation between the languages of the world, or between the
dialects of a given language? How can bilingualism and second language
acquisition help us to understand the role of prosody in language?

All these questions, and hopefully many others, will be addressed in
March 2003 in Nantes.

- Topics

The workshop will be organized around the following topics:
- prosody and discourse : semantics, pragmatics, enunciation
- prosody and syntax
- prosody and acquisition / pathology
- phonetic description / phonological interpretation
- prosody and gestures
- prosodic typology
- prosody and bilingualism
- prosody and speech technology
- prosody, attitudes and emotions

- Organisation

This workshop is organised by the research team AAI (Acoustics,
Acquisition and Interpretation JE2220) of the University of Nantes,
and coordinated by Amina Mettouchi and Gabrielle Ferra.

If you need more information concerning the organisation of this
workshop, please contact:

Amina Mettouchi
Universite de Nantes
Centre International des Langues
Chemin de la Censive du Tertre
B.P 81227
44312 Nantes Cedex 3

Or visit our Website (in which you will also find information
regarding lodging and transportation in Nantes) at the following
Please note that the Website will be updated in mid-September.

- Submission of abstracts

Send three copies of the synthesis of your final paper (2 to 3 pages,
approximately 700 words) written in English or in French, specifying
your name, affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses on a separate
page, to the organizing committee, by post or (preferably) by e-mail
(RTF format). Acknowledgement of your submission will be e-mailed to
you. The accepted syntheses will be collected and posted to
participants as pre-proceedings before the beginning of the Workshop.

- Working languages

The working languages of the Workshop will be English and French.

- Registration fees

Participants: 80 euros before 25 February / 100 euros after
Speakers : 70 euros
Students : 30 euros before 25 February / 100 euros after

Registration fees include the Pre-proceedings of the workshop (posted
to participants at the end of February), the Proceedings of the
workshop (edited in CD-Rom and paper versions, to be distributed at
the opening of the workshop) and tea/coffee breaks.

- Important dates to remember

Submission deadline : 1st November 2002
Notification of acceptance : 19 December 2002
Reception of final papers : 15 February 2003
Preliminary programme : 1st March 2003
Workshop : 27-28-29 March 2003

- Scientific committee

- J-P Angoujard (AAI, Universit� de Nantes)
- D. Bouvet (Universit� Lumi�re, Lyon 2)
- N. Clements (ILPGA, CNRS)
- H. Demirdache (AAI, Universit� de Nantes)
- D. Duez (LPL, Universit� d'Aix-en-Provence)
- E. Grabe (Universit� d'Oxford, UK)
- C. Gussenhoven (Universit� de Nijmegen, Pays-Bas)
- D. Hirst (LPL, Universit� d'Aix-en-Provence)
- A. Mettouchi (AAI, Universit� de Nantes)
- M-A. Morel (Universit� de Paris III)
- A. Rialland (ILPGA, CNRS)
- J. Vaissi�re (ILPGA, Paris 3)
- S. Wauquier (AAI, Universit� de Nantes)
- B. Zellner-Keller (Universit� de Lausanne)

- Invited conferences

It will be a pleasure for us to welcome Danielle Bouvet (University
Lumiere, Lyon 2), Carlos Gussenhoven (University of Nijmegen, The
Netherlands), Daniel Hirst (University of Aix-en-Provence), Anne
Lacheret-Dujour (University of Caen), Mary-Annick Morel (University of
Paris III) et Annie Rialland (University of Paris III).
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Message 2: CFP: CONTEXT'03, the Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context

Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 18:52:09 +0200
From: Roberta Ferrario <>
Subject: CFP: CONTEXT'03, the Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context

(For HTML, PDF, and PostScript versions of this CFP, please see

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 | CONTEXT'03 |
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 | Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on |
 | Modeling and Using Context |
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 | Stanford, California (USA) |
 | June 18-20, 2003 |
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The Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling
and Using Context (CONTEXT'03), will provide a high-quality forum for
discussions about context among researchers active in artificial
intelligence and other areas of computer science, cognitive science,
linguistics, the organizational sciences, philosophy, and psychology.
Context affects a wide range of activities in humans and animals as
well as in artificial agents and other computer programs. The
importance of context is widely acknowledged, and "context" has become
an area of study in its own right, as evidenced by the numerous
workshops, symposia, seminars, and conferences held recently. CONTEXT,
the oldest conference series focusing on context, is unique due to its
strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research. Previous CONTEXT
conferences have been held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CONTEXT'97),
Trento, Italy (CONTEXT'99), and Dundee, Scotland (CONTEXT'01). Each of
these brought together researchers in many disparate fields to discuss
and report on research on context-related topics.

The proceedings of CONTEXT'03 will be published in a Lecture Notes
series ( of Springer-Verlag, as were
those of the previous CONTEXT conferences.


To guide potential submissions, a representative sampling of topics of
interest for CONTEXT'03 are as follows (in alphabetical order). This
is not an exhaustive list, and other contributions are welcome,
although all submissions must have a focus on context.

Analogy and case-based reasoning 
 Cognitive Modeling 
 Context Issues in Databases 
 Contextual effects on language 
 understanding and production 
 Decision Support and Expert Systems 
 Formal Theories of Context 
 Human-Computer Interaction 
 Intelligent Tutoring Systems 
 Interagent Communication 
 Knowledge Representation 
 Multiagent Systems 
 Neuroscience and context
 Philosophical Foundations

Autonomous Agents and Agent-based Systems
 Commonsense Reasoning
 Context-aware Applications
 Contextual effects on problem-solving,
 decision-making, and categorization
 Distributed Information Systems
 Heterogeneous Information Integration
 Information Management
 Intelligent/Semantic Web Systems
 Knowledge Engineering and Management
 Machine Learning
 Natural Language Processing
 Organizational Theory and Design


Since CONTEXT'03 will be an interdisciplinary forum, all submissions,
in addition to being evaluated for their technical merit, will be
evaluated for their accessibility to an interdisciplinary
audience. Works that transcend disciplinary boundaries are especially
encouraged. Papers will be accepted either for oral presentation or
for presentation at a poster session.

Each submission will be evaluated by three referees. Complete
formatting requirements and detailed instructions for authors can be
found on the conference Web page. Note that papers cannot be longer
than 14 pages. Papers must be submitted electronically--no hardcopy
submissions will be accepted without prior approval from the Program
Co-Chairs well in advance of the submission deadline. LaTeX and Word
templates are available at the conference Web page. Papers must be in
PDF format. See the conference Web page for instructions on
converting to this format from Word, LaTeX, etc.

Submitted papers should be received by the Program Co-Chairs no later
than January 6, 2003. The conference Web page contains instructions
for submitting papers electronically.


Paper submission deadline..............................January 6, 2003
Notification of acceptance/rejection for all submissions..March 6,2003
Deadline for final versions of accepted papers...........April 6, 2003
Conference.............................................June 18-20,2003


 (To Be Announced)


 Fausto Giunchiglia (
 Universita degli Studi di Trento, Italy 


 Patrick Blackburn ( 
 LORIA, France

 Roy Turner (
 University of Maine, USA


 Varol Akman (
 Bilkent University, Turkey

 Massimo Benerecetti (
 University of Naples, Italy

 Paolo Bouquet (
 Universita degli Studi di Trento, Italy

 Patrick Brezillon (
 University of Paris VI, France

 Chiara Ghidini (
 University of Liverpool, UK

 Boicho Kokinov (
 New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria

 John Perry (
 Stanford University, USA

 Francois Recanati (
 L'Ecole Polytechnique, France

 Luciano Serafini (
 Istituto Trentino di Cultura (ITC), Italy

 Rich Thomason (
 University of Michigan, USA

 Roger A. Young (
 University of Dundee, UK


 Roberta Ferrario (
 Universita degli Studi di Trento, Italy

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