LINGUIST List 13.315

Tue Feb 5 2002

Calls: Generative Linguistics,Language Resources

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  1. federico.damonte, Eleventh meeting of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (Console) - Corrected version
  2. Steven Krauwer, REMINDER CfP Resources Roadmap Workshop at LREC2002

Message 1: Eleventh meeting of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (Console) - Corrected version

Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2002 14:31:57 +0100 (MET)
From: federico.damonte <>
Subject: Eleventh meeting of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (Console) - Corrected version

ConSole XI
Call for Papers

The eleventh meeting of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe
(ConSole) will be held at the University of Padua, Italy, from 4
until 6 December 2002.

The invited speaker at this year's conference will be prof. Guglielmo Cinque,
from the University of Venice.

SOLE aims at providing students of generative linguistics with a
possibility of gaining international experience and a publication
forum of their own. Furthermore, SOLE strives to enhance contacts and
cooperation between students of generative linguistics in Europe and
around the world.

Papers are solicited from students in ALL fields of generative
linguistics, including but not limited to phonology, morphology,
semantics, pragmatics, phonetics, sign language, language acquisition
and syntax. We will aim for a balanced program.

GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACTS: Abstracts should not exceed two pages,
including data, references and diagrams. Abstracts should be typed in
at least 11-point font, with one-inch margins (letter-size; 8"1/2 by
11" or A4). Abstracts must be anonymous. Submissions are limited to 1
individual and 1 joint abstract per author.

We strongly encourage electronic submissions. Send name, affiliation,
e-mail, mailing address, and title of the paper in the body of the
message. The anonymous abstract should be sent as an attachment in
one of the following formats: pdf, rtf, Microsoft Word (2000 or
earlier), or plain text. For any unusual fonts, please attach the font
file Macintosh only).

Postal submissions must include 6 copies of an anonymous abstract and
an index card (3'' by 5'') including the author, title, and contact
information as above. Submissions by fax will not be accepted.

 August 1, 2002

 September, 2002


 ConSole XI - abstracts
 Department of Linguistics
 University of Padua
 Via B. Pellegrino 1
 35137 Padova

Electronic submissions will receive an email confirmation by August
15. If you do not receive confirmation by this date, please contact
the organizers.

Questions regarding submissions and the conference in general can be
addressed to the local organizers at the following e-mail address:

Information regarding the conference will soon be available on the
following website (follow the link "Console XI"):

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Message 2: REMINDER CfP Resources Roadmap Workshop at LREC2002

Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 14:44:50 +0100 (MET)
From: Steven Krauwer <>
Subject: REMINDER CfP Resources Roadmap Workshop at LREC2002

 R E M I N D E R



 Towards a Roadmap for Multimodal Language Resources and Evaluation

 An ELSNET workshop at LREC 2002

 Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain

 June 2, 2002

Aim of the workshop:

 The aim of the proposed workshop is to bring together key players in
 the field of resources and evaluation in order to make a first step
 towards the creation of a broadly supported Roadmap for Language
 Resources, i.e. a broadly supported view on the longer, medium and
 shorter term needs and priorities. This activity should be seen in the
 context of ELSNET's other roadmapping activities, which aim at
 developing a technological roadmap for the whole field of Human
 Language Technologies.

 The purpose of such roadmaps is to give the R&D community an
 instrument to identify opportunities for concertation of their
 activities and better exploitation of possible synergies between
 players all over the world.

Scope of this workshop:

 As there is no standard model for roadmaps for resources and
 evaluation available, we will narrow the scope of this roadmapping
 workshop to a specific sub-area: Multimodal Language Resources and
 Evaluation. This will make our discussions more focused and concrete,
 and it will also allow us to exploit the fact that this workshop will
 take place the day after the workshop dedicated to Multimodal
 Resources and Evaluation of Multimodal Systems (MREMS) in general.

Topics to be addressed will include:

 * Summary of roadmap-relevant issues discussed at the MREMS workshop
 the day before (e.g. challenges)
 * Identification of key issues, their interdependencies, priorities,
 strategies, infrastructures
 * Discussion of appropriate models for the creation and presentation
 of roadmaps (e.g. extrapolation, Delphi methods, timelines,
 scenarios, consensus creation)
 * Creation of a first preliminary roadmap for multimodal resources
 and evaluation
 * Definition of further steps

Format of the workshop:

 It will be a full-day workshop, with a morning session from 8:30 to
 13:00 and an afternoon session from 14:30 to 19:00. The workshop is
 not intended to be a mini-conference, but as a real workshop aiming at
 a concrete result that should pave the way for further development of
 the resources roadmap. Sessions may include invited talks, a small
 number of refereed presentations, panel sessions, small working groups
 addressing specific questions.

Intended input:

 For this workshop we need forward-looking (position) papers that aim
 at identifying or interconnecting key issues and resources, major
 challenges, and strategies to reach our goals, as well as papers
 addressing meta issues (i.e. what is a roadmap, how to reach
 consensus, etc).

Intended output:

 A draft roadmap report that can be published on the web in order to
 elicit feedback, and in order to serve as an example for the creation
 of roadmaps for other subareas.

Submission details:

 Submissions must be in English, no more than 4 pages long and in
 single column format. Submissions should be sent electronically in
 plain text, MS Word or PDF to


 * Submission deadline: 20 February 2002
 * Notification: 8 March
 * Camera ready papers due: 2 April
 * Workshop date: 2 June


 The regsitration fee for the workshop is 90 EURO for conference
 participants and 140 EURO for others. The fee includes two coffee
 breaks and the proceedings of the workshop.


 * Workshop:
 * Conference:

Core Programme Committee:

 * Steven Krauwer (ELSNET / Utrecht University)
 * Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI Saarbruecken)
 * Antonio Zampolli (Univ of Pisa)
 * Joseph Mariani (LIMSI, Paris)
 * Ulrich Heid (IMS Stuttgart)
 * Khalid Choukri (ELDA Paris)
 * Mark Maybury (MITRE)

Contact point:

 Steven Krauwer, ELSNET coordinator,
 UiL-OTS, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, NL
 phone: +31 30 253 6050,
 fax: +31 30 253 6000,
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