LINGUIST List 13.2373

Thu Sep 19 2002

Calls: Lexical Functional Grammar, Advances in NLP

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  1. Jonas Kuhn, LFG 2003 -- First Call For Papers
  2. Girju, Corina R., Special Track on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (FLAIRS 2003)

Message 1: LFG 2003 -- First Call For Papers

Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 19:47:44 -0700
From: Jonas Kuhn <>
Subject: LFG 2003 -- First Call For Papers

 LFG 2003


 DATES 16-18 July 2003

 Saratoga Springs, NY

 Abstract submission receipt deadline: 15 February 2003
 Submissions should be sent to the LFG Program Committee
 (see addresses below)

The 8th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference will be
held by the Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, SUNY in
Saratoga Springs, NY from 16 to 18 July 2003. A pre-conference
gathering and, possibly, a tutorial are planned for 15 July.

(This is a short version of this CFP, for the full version see:


The main conference sessions will involve 40-minute talks (30 min. +
10 min. discussion period), and poster/system presentations.
Contributions should focus on results from completed as well as
ongoing research, with an emphasis on novel approaches, methods,
ideas, and perspectives, whether descriptive, theoretical, formal or
computational. Presentations should describe original, unpublished


Like in the previous year, we are hoping to hold a special session
that will give students the chance to present recent PhD dissertations
(or other student research dissertations). The dissertations must be
completed by the time of the conference; the 30-minute talks in this
session should provide an overview of the contents of the


We also invite proposals for workshops and/or tutorials. They should
be sent to the local organizers at:


Deadline for receipt of paper submissions: 15 February 2003
Acceptances sent out: 31 March 2003

Deadline for workshop submissions: 15 January 2003
Workshop acceptances: 15 February 2003

Conference: 16-18 July 2003


Abstracts for talks, posters and the dissertation session must be
received by February 15, 2003. For the specification details:


Send abstract submissions and inquiries about submissions to:

Program Committee:

 Jonas Kuhn -
 Tara Mohanan -

Mail: LFG 2003
 c/o Jonas Kuhn
 Department of Linguistics
 1 University Station, B5100
 University of Texas at Austin
 Austin, TX 78712-1196

Contact the local conference organisers at:

Email: George Aaron Broadwell -

Mail: George Aaron Broadwell 
 Department of Anthropology
 Arts & Sciences Building, Room 237
 University at Albany, SUNY
 1400 Washington Ave.
 Albany, NY 12222


Saratoga Springs is a resort town in upstate New York, famous for its
mineral waters, spas, and horse racing. It has maintained and
restored a beautiful, pedestrian-oriented downtown full of 19th
century architecture. During the summer Saratoga Springs is also home
to the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York City Ballet. LFG 2003
sessions will be held at Empire State College, SUNY, located in
downtown Saratoga Springs.

Saratoga Springs is thirty miles north of Albany, NY, which is also
the location of the nearest airport. Saratoga Springs is also
serviced by Amtrak, Greyhound, and Trailways. The Adirondack
Mountains begin about fifteen miles north of Saratoga Springs, at Lake
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Message 2: Special Track on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (FLAIRS 2003)

Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 10:42:16 -0500
From: Girju, Corina R. <>
Subject: Special Track on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (FLAIRS 2003)

 The 16th International FLAIRS Conference
In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence

 2003 Special Track on
 Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing

 Casa Monica Hotel
 St. Augustine, Florida
 May 11-15, 2003

Call for Papers

The Special Track on "Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing"
invites researchers from academia, government, and industry to submit
papers reporting on recent advances in all aspects of Natural Language
Processing, including but not limited to:

 - pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, and the lexicon;
 - phonetics, phonology, and morphology;
 - text understanding and generation;
 - language-oriented information retrieval, question answering,
 summarization and information extraction;
 - language-oriented machine learning;
 - multi-lingual processing, machine translation;
 - natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
 - electronic dictionaries;
 - knowledge acquisition;
 - text mining;
 - message and narrative understanding systems;
 - tools and resources;
 - evaluation of systems

The conference also encourages submission of papers on applications
of natural language processing in areas such as, biomedicine, finance,
etc. We especially welcome any contribution to the area of language
processing showing important developments in information technology.

Submission Guidelines

Authors must submit an electronic copy (ps or pdf) of their complete
manuscript to the contact chair by October 25, 2002. All submissions
must be original, previously unpublished work, and they should not
exceed 10 double spaced pages. Also, the papers should not identify
the author(s) (for details see FLAIRS-03 Paper Submissions at and be accompanied by a
cover letter that indicates the contact authors, paper's title, and
appropriate subject areas under which the paper can be classified.
Notification of acceptance will be emailed around January 7, 2003.
Authors of accepted papers will be expected to submit the final
camera-ready copy of their full papers by February 17, 2003.

Journal Publication

The Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal on Artificial
Intelligence Tools (IJAIT) will have a special issue of the journal
devoted to FLAIRS-03. After the conference, authors of selected papers
will be invited to submit revised versions of their papers for journal

Important Dates

Paper submissions due: October 25, 2002
Notification letters sent: January 7, 2003
Camera ready copy due: February 17, 2003
Conference: May 11-15, 2003


Roxana Girju Baylor University, USA (contact
Dan Moldovan University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Program Committee:

Adrian Atanasiu University of Bucharest, Romania
Peter Clark Boeing, USA
Dan Cristea "A.I.Cuza" University, Romania
Roxana Girju Baylor University, USA
Christopher Khoo Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Udo Hahn Freiburg University, Germany
Susan Haller University of Wisconsin-Parkside, USA
Sanda Harabagiu University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Nancy Ide Vassar College, USA
Chin-Yew Lin ISI/University of Southern California, USA
Dan Moldovan University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Horacio Rodriguez Politechnical University of Catalunya, Spain
Tomek Strzalkowski University of New York at Albany, USA
Stefan Trausan "Politechnica" University of Bucharest,
Dan Tufis Romanian Academy
Takashi Yukawa Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Bonnie Webber University of Edinburgh, UK
Yorick Wilks Sheffield University, UK

Conference location

This 15th FLAIRS conference will take place May 11-15, 2003 in St.
Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the United States, truly unique
for its charm of Spanish history. For more information please visit
the St.Augustine website (

For more information contact Roxana Girju at
or check the website of the Special Track on Recent Advances in Natural
Language Processing at
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