LINGUIST List 13.2328

Tue Sep 17 2002

Calls: Comp Semantics, Slavonic/East European Studies

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  1. Harry Bunt, IWCS-5 Extension of deadline
  2. Neil Bermel, Final CFP: BASEES 2003

Message 1: IWCS-5 Extension of deadline

Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 22:37:20 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Harry Bunt <>
Subject: IWCS-5 Extension of deadline

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In reaction to a number of requests, the deadline for submitting
papers to IWCS-5, the Fifth Int'l Workshop on Computational Semantics,
has been extended with two weeks. The new deadline is OCTOBER 1. 

Below is the adapted Call for Papers. Please also consult the IWCS-5
website for further details.

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 Fifth International Workshop on



 January 15-17, 2003, Tilburg, The Netherlands

 Endorsed by 
 SIGSEM, the ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Semantics
 SIGLEX, the ACL Special Interest Group on the Lexicon

 | |
 | Pat Hayes |
 | Adam Kilgariff |
 | Michiel van Lambalgen |
 | Matthew Stone |

 | |
 | On Tuesday January 14, the day before the start of IWCS-5, |
 | the first meeting will take place of the SIGSEM Working Group |
 | on Multimodal Meaning Representation (see |
 | IWCS-5 participants are invited to attend this meeting. |
 | More information about the meeting will soon be available on |
 | the SIGSEM and IWCS-5 websites. |


Tilburg University will host the Fifth International Workshop on
Computational Semantics (IWCS-5), which will take place from 15-17
January 2003. The aim of the workshop is to bring together
researchers interested in any aspects of the computation of
meaning in natural language, in language-based multimedia objects, 
or in multimodal messages.


Topics of interest for the workshop will be computational aspects of
semantic theories and theoretical issues in building natural language 
understanding systems. Papers are invited in areas which include, but 
are not limited to, the following:

 * construction and use of natural language semantic representations
 * knowledge representation and reasoning in meaning computation
 * learning lexical semantics from corpora
 * meaning representation in multimodal interaction
 * the semantic web, ontologies and natural language semantics
 * meaning in multimedia objects
 * the computational semantics-pragmatics interface
 * modelling and using context for semantic interpretation
 * computational semantics of speech acts
 * logic and use of underspecified representations of meaning
 * monotonicity and shallow reasoning in interpretation
 * dynamic interpretation in text, speech and dialogue
 * inductive logic programming and computational semantics
 * semantic aspects of language generation
 * shallow processing and formal semantics


 Patrick Blackburn Emiel Krahmer 
 Johan Bos Alex Lascarides 
 Harry Bunt (chair) Reinhard Muskens 
 Nicoletta Calzolari Martha Palmer
 Robin Cooper Manfred Pinkal
 Kees van Deemter Steve Pulman
 Jan van Eijck James Pustejovsky
 Frank van Harmelen Allan Ramsay
 Pat Hayes Laurent Romary
 Jerry Hobbs Patrick Saint Dizier
 Daniel Kayser Mark Steedman 
 Paul Mc Kevitt Enric Vallduvi 
 Adam Kilgariff Bonnie Webber


 Harry Bunt Reinhard Muskens
 Yann Girard Ielka van der Sluis
 Emiel Krahmer Elias Thijsse
 Roser Morante


Submission of full papers
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Authors are asked to submit an original paper of maximally 14 pages by
September 15, 2002. Files should be prepared with LaTeX and initial
submissions should be in postscript format. (For accepted papers we
will need the LaTeX source code to prepare the proceedings.) The page 
limit presupposes the standard 11 point Computer Modern font and 
default LaTeX formatting. All papers will be refereed by the programme 
committee. We aim at publishing a selection of accepted papers in book 
form after the workshop.

Email your postscript file to:

There are two levels of acceptance:
- Acceptance for a long (30 min.) presentation. The full paper will be
 published in the proceedings, available at the time of the workshop. 
- Acceptance for a flash (5 min.) presentation in a plenary session 
 plus presentation of a poster in one of the poster sessions. Authors 
 will be invited to publish a 3-page abstract in the proceedings. 

Submission of poster abstracts
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It is also possible to directly submit a 3-page abstract for a flash
presentation and a poster session. The abstract should be prepared
with LaTeX (11 point Computer Modern, default formatting). Email to the resulting postscript file by 1
November 2002.

Further guidelines
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Since we will use the LaTeX source code of accepted papers and poster 
abstracts for producing the proceedings, please follow the further 
guidelines for submission at the IWCS-5 website:


 15 September 2002 Submission of full papers
 15 October 2002 Notification of acceptance
 1 November 2002 Submission of poster abstracts
 15 November 2002 Final papers due
 15 December 2002 Deadline for early registration
 14 January 2003 Workshop on Multimodal Semantic
 Information Representation
 15-17 January 2003 IWCS-5


Secretariat: Ms Anne Adriaensen
 Computational Linguistics and AI
 Tilburg University
 PO Box 90153
 5000 LE Tilburg
 The Netherlands
 Fax: +31-13 466 31 10
 Phone: +31-13 466 30 60


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IWCS-5 is endorsed by SIGSEM, the ACL Special Interest Group in
Computational Semantics (see 
and by SIGLEX, the ACL Special Interest Group on the Lexicon 

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 Harry C. Bunt
 Chair of Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence
 Tilburg University 
 P.O. Box 90153 
 5000 LE Tilburg, the Netherlands
 Phone: +31 - 13 466.3060 (secretary Anne Andriaensen)
 2653 (office, room R 102)
 Fax: +31 - 13 466.3110
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Message 2: Final CFP: BASEES 2003

Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 08:16:13 +0000
From: Neil Bermel <>
Subject: Final CFP: BASEES 2003

All proposals for talks for BASEES 2003 (British Association for
Slavonic and East European Studies, Cambridge, UK, 29-31 March) are
due by 23 October at the latest. Details are available on the website

The 2002 conference featured 20 papers in linguistics, translation
studies, and language pedagogy, and approximately 170 other papers in
the fields of literature, cultural studies, politics, economics and

Your proposals for individual twenty-minute papers *or* for entire
panels (3 papers or 2 papers + discussant) for the 2003 conference are
welcome. Please send abstracts of 100-400 words to me at no later than 23 October 2002 for the
linguistics, language and translation studies stream. (For other
subject areas, please contact the appropriate organiser as listed on
the website CFP.)

Language-Family: Slavic Subgroup; Code: IEL
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