LINGUIST List 13.2549

Mon Oct 7 2002

Calls: Generative Grammar, Computational Ling

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  1. Caterina Donati, XXIX Incontro di Grammatica Generativa
  2. Alexander Gelbukh, CICLing-2003 Computational Linguistics, Mexico. New speaker: Aravind Joshi

Message 1: XXIX Incontro di Grammatica Generativa

Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 18:11:12 +0200 (CEST)
From: Caterina Donati <>
Subject: XXIX Incontro di Grammatica Generativa

Urbino, February 13- 15, 2003


Second announcement

The 'XXIX Incontro di Grammatica Generativa' will be
organized by the University of Urbino on February
13-15, 2003.

Invited speakers: Rita Manzini and Leonardo Savoia
(Firenze), Wendy Sandler (Haifa). 

Submissions are invited for papers in any field
related to the formal study of grammar.


The selection of papers will be based on anonymous
reviewing of abstracts. Authors are requested to
submit their abstracts by E-MAIL to the following

We can only accept abstracts sent as plain e-mail
messages or as attachments in rtf format. Each
speaker will be allotted 30 minutes for presentation
plus 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts may not
exceed the length of 5000 characters including title,
references, etc. Please, add the author's complete
of the abstract. The official languages of the
conference are English and all major Romance

- NOVEMBER 10th, 2002 ---

Notification of acceptance will be no later than
January 10th, 2003.

The Organizing Commitee
Caterina Donati
Gloria Cocchi

Caterina Donati
Facolta' di Lingue 
Universita' di Urbino
Piazza Rinascimento7. 61029 Urbino
tel. (39)- 0722-305376
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Message 2: CICLing-2003 Computational Linguistics, Mexico. New speaker: Aravind Joshi

Date: 04/10/02
From: Alexander Gelbukh <>
Subject: CICLing-2003 Computational Linguistics, Mexico. New speaker: Aravind Joshi

 CICLing-2003 news and submission deadline reminder

- --------------------------------------------------------------
New keynote speaker: ARAVIND YOSHI (ACL Lifetime Achievement
Award 2002, Rumelhart Prize for Contributions to Human Cognition
2002; ACM Fellow Award 1998, among others).

CICLing-2003 submission deadline is approaching. If you need
more time to submit your paper, please contact

Please pass this CFP reminder to all relevant people. Thanks!
- --------------------------------------------------------------


 Fourth International Conference
on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics

 February 16 to 22, 2003
 Mexico City, Mexico


SUBMISSION: October 10, short papers: October 20

 Eric Brill (Microsoft Research, USA)
 Aravind Joshi (U. Pennsylvania, USA)
 Adam Kilgarriff (Brighton U., UK)
 Ted Pedersen (U. of Minnesota, USA)

 Ancient pyramids, Monarch butterflies,
 great cave and colonial city, and more.
 See photos of past events at


If you can read our website, please go there and IGNORE the rest
of this document.

| Why CICLing?

CICLing is a small, professional, high-level, very selective,
non-profit conf on Computational Linguistics and Natural Language

We consider the following factors to define our success:

GENERAL INTEREST. The conf covers nearly all topics related
to computational linguistics. This makes it attractive for
people from different areas and leads to vivid and interesting
discussions and exchange of opinions.

INFORMAL INTERACTION. It is intended for a small group of
professionals, some 50 participants. This allows for informal
and friendly atmosphere, more resembling a friendly party than
an official event. At CICLing you can pass hours speaking with
your favorite famous scientists who you scarcely could greet in
the crowd at large confs.

EXCELLENT EXCURSIONS. Mexico is a wonderful country rich in
culture, history, and nature. The conference is intended for
people feeling themselves young in their souls, adventurous
explorers in both science and life. Our cultural program brings
the participants to unique marvels of history and nature hidden
from the usual tourists.

RELIEF FROM FROSTS. In the middle of February frosts, the
participants from Europe and North America can enjoy bright warm
sun under the shadow of palms.

| Areas of interest 

Areas of interest include, but are not limited by:

Computational linguistics research:

 Computational linguistic theories and formalisms
 Representation of linguistic knowledge
 Discourse models
 Text generation
 Statistical methods in computational linguistics
 Corpus linguistics
 Lexical resources

Intelligent text processing and applications:

 Document classification and search
 Information retrieval
 Information extraction
 Text mining
 Automatic summarization
 Spell checking
 Natural language interfaces

| Important dates

Submission deadline: October 10, short papers: October 20
Notification of acceptance: November 1, short papers: November 10
Firm camera-ready deadline: November 13
Conf: February 17-23

Authors of rejected full papers will be given a chance to re-submit
their works as short papers before November 5.

| Cultural Program 

One of the most exciting things at the conference are excursions to the
ancient Indian pyramids and visiting a unique natural phenomenon, the
Monarch Butterfly wintering site where you can see millions of beautiful
butterflies in the trees and in the air around you. In common opinion of
the last year's participants, the excursions were excellent; at our
webisite you can see their own photos.

Here is the tentative list of excursions:

- The Anthropological Museum: inside Mexico City
- The City Center; tentative and informal
- Teotihuacan: ancient Indian pyramids, 1 hour drive
- Cacahuamilpa and Taxco: great cave and colonial city, 2 hours drive
- Angangueo: Monarch Butterfly wintering site, 4 hours drive

| Program Committee

1. Barbu, Catalina, UK
2. Boitet, Christian, France
3. Bolshakov, Igor, Mexico
4. Bontcheva, Kalina, UK
5. Brusilovsky, Peter, USA
6. Calzolari, Nicoletta, Italy
7. Carroll, John, UK
8. Cassidy, Patrick, USA
9. Cristea, Dan, Romania
10. Gelbukh, Alexander (chair), Mexico
11. Hasida, Koiti, Japan
12. Harada, Yasunari, Japan
13. Hirst, Graeme, Canada
14. Johnson, Frances, UK
15. Kittredge, Richard, USA / Canada
16. Kharrat, Alma, USA
17. Knudsen, Line, Denmark
18. Koch, Gregers, Denmark
19. Kuebler, Sandra, Germany
20. Lappin, Shalom, UK
21. Laufer, Natalia, Russia
22. Lopez-Lopez, Aurelio, Mexico
23. Loukanova, Roussanka, USA / Bulgaria
24. Luedeling, Anke, Germany
25. Maegaard, Bente, Denmark
26. Martin-Vide, Carlos, Spain
27. Mel'cuk, Igor, Canada
28. Metais, Elisabeth, France
29. Mikheev, Andrei, UK
30. Mitkov, Ruslan, UK
31. Murata, Masaki, Japan
32. Narin'yani, Alexander, Russia
33. Nevzorova, Olga, Russia
34. Nirenburg, Sergei, USA
35. Palomar, Manuel, Spain
36. Pedersen, Ted, USA
37. Pineda-Cortes, Luis Alberto, Mexico
38. Piperidis, Stelios, Greece
39. Ren, Fuji, Japan
40. Sag, Ivan, USA
41. Sidorov, Grigori, Mexico
42. Sharoff, Serge, Russia
43. Sun Maosong, China
44. Tait, John, UK
45. Trujillo, Arturo, UK
46. T'sou Ka-yin, Benjamin, Hong Kong
47. Van Guilder, Linda, USA
48. Verspoor, Karin, USA / The Netherlands
49. Vilares Ferro, Manuel, Spain
50. Wilks, Yorick, UK

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