LINGUIST List 13.388

Mon Feb 11 2002

Calls: Computational Ling, Phonology

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  1. Martin Frank, 2nd CFP: WWW-2002 Semantic Web Workshop
  2. Patrick Honeybone, Tenth Manchester Phonology Meeting

Message 1: 2nd CFP: WWW-2002 Semantic Web Workshop

Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 16:08:52 -0800 (PST)
From: Martin Frank <>
Subject: 2nd CFP: WWW-2002 Semantic Web Workshop

Call for Participation:
Semantic Web Workshop at the 2002 World-Wide Web Conference
Hawaii, May 7, 2002

The term "Semantic Web" denotes the next evolutionary step of the Web,
which establishes a layer of machine-understandable data for automated
agents, sophisticated search engines, and information integration and
interoperability services. The ultimate goal of the Semantic Web is to
allow machines to share and use knowledge worldwide in a scalable,
adaptable and extensible manner, without any central authority and
just a few basic rules.

The Semantic Web workshop at WWW-2002 will complement the Semantic Web
track at the main conference by providing a forum for active
discussion on the current achievements, pitfalls, and the future
research directions of the Semantic Web. Our goal is to provide a
forum for fruitful discussion sessions rather than a
mini-conference. We solicit papers, but at the workshop itself the
emphasis will be on sharing experiences with time for all participants
to contribute.

The workshop will be structured around group discussions designed to
help us achieve greater understanding of the following issues: 
What are the recent successes in Artificial Intelligence, Databases,
Information Integration, and other Computer Science fields that are
relevant to the Semantic Web? What are the unique challenges of the
Semantic Web that do not allow us to apply that research directly? How
do we overcome these challenges? What are new areas of basic research
that the Semantic Web needs? What are possible killer applications for
the Semantic Web? How can we achieve the critical mass of ontologies,
annotated data, tools, and agents to make the Semantic Web as
ubiquitous as the regular Web is today?

Besides the papers about up-to-date progress of research, we solicit
reports from Semantic Web practitioners. We also encourage submissions
from researchers in established areas of Computer Science discussing
the possibilities and challenges of applying traditional techniques to
the Semantic Web, with its de-centralization and scale. Practitioners'
reports will give us the opportunity to discuss the gap between the
current practices and the visions. The challenge papers will help us
achieve a coherent picture of the Semantic Web to come.

Relevant workshop topics include but are not limited
* Language and Representation issues of the Semantic Web
 (e.g. RDF, OIL, DAML, Topic-Maps, RSS)
* Query languages for RDF
* Tools, systems and methodologies for engineering of, storing of and
 reasoning with RDF data
* Migrating existing information to be usable for RDF applications
* Trust in the Semantic Web
* Information integration and Mediation on the Web
* Semantic Web applications

Organizing Committee

Steffen Staab, Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany
Natasha Noy, Stanford University, USA
Martin Frank, USC Information Sciences Institute, USA

Program Committee

Sean Bechhofer, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Paul Buitelaar, DFKI, Germany
Fabio Ciravegna, U Sheffield, UK
Peter Crowther, Network Inference, UK
Monica Crub�zy, Stanford University, USA
Mike Dean, BBN, USA
Stefan Decker, Stanford University (DB), USA
Jerome Euzenat, INRIA, France
Dieter Fensel, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
Tim Finin, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, USA
Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK
Asun G�mez-P�rez, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
Jeff Heflin, Lehigh University, USA
Martin Lacher, Technische Universit�t M�nchen, Germany
Yannis Labrou, Univ. of Maryland, USA
Fred Lochovsky, HKUST, Hong Kong
Alexander Maedche, FZI, Germany
Brian McBride, HP Laboratories, UK
Sergey Melnik, Stanford University, USA
Enrico Motta, The Open University, UK
Louiqa Raschid, Univ. of Maryland, USA
Rudi Studer, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Katia Sycara, CMU, USA
Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool, UK
Mike Uschold, Boeing, USA

Submission procedure

We invite three types of submission: research papers, application
papers, and position statements. Research and application papers
should not exceed 12 pages (including bibliography). Position
statements should not exceed 3 pages and address some of the questions
in this announcement. Indicate the type of paper in large fonts on the
first page of your submission. We will accept only electronic
submissions in PDF format. To submit the paper, send the PDF file or
the URL where we can download it to

For additional information about the workshop, visit

For additional information about WWW-2002, visit

Important dates

Submission of papers: March 1st
Notification of acceptance: April 1st
Submission of camera-ready copy: April 15th
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Message 2: Tenth Manchester Phonology Meeting

Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 11:04:32 +0000
From: Patrick Honeybone <>
Subject: Tenth Manchester Phonology Meeting


Tenth Manchester Phonology Meeting

23-25 MAY 2002

University of Manchester, UK

Deadline for abstracts: Tuesday 2 April 2002

Special session: 'Phonological acquisition: endowments and paths'

We are pleased to announce our Tenth Manchester Phonology Meeting
(10MFM). For the past nine years, this meeting has been one of the
important venues for phonologists from all corners of the world. In an
informal atmosphere, we discuss a wide range of topics, including the
phonological description of languages, phonological theory,
phonological acquisition and phonological change. We, therefore,
invite abstracts for full papers or poster presentations from
phonologists, phoneticians, psychologists, sociolinguists,
computational linguists - in short, anyone interested in exploring
current models of phonological theory and the (cognitive, phonetic,
sociological, computational...) implications of such
work. Presentations on a variety of languages are welcome. Full papers
will last 30 minutes with 10 minutes for questions, and the poster
session is a key part of the MFM, lasting one and a half hours.

There is no conference theme - abstracts can be submitted on anything,
but, following the success of such sessions in previous years, a
special themed session has been organised for Friday afternoon. This
will feature five invited speakers and will conclude in an open
discussion when contributions will be welcome from the audience.

Title: 'Phonological acquisition: endowments and paths'
Child acquisition of phonology poses some intriguing questions, such
as: How does the child get started? Assuming that the child begins
without a phonological system, how the child come to possess one? With
the aid of principles and parameters, or constraints, given by
universal grammar? Or by means of focussing in on specific patterns in
the ambient language, using general cognitive capacities? How can we
best account for the widely attested variation in individual pathways
towards the acquisition of a phonological system? These are some of
the questions that will be addressed in the session, along with the
discussion of our speakers' acquisition data.

*Gerry Docherty (University of Newcastle) & Paul Foulkes (University of York)
*Paula Fikkert (University of Nijmegen)
*Jim Scobbie (Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh)
*Marilyn Vihman (University of Wales Bangor)
*Sophie Wauquier-Gravelines (University of Nantes)

Abstracts for the MFM should be sent to Patrick Honeybone by email
( by **Tuesday 2 April 2002**. Abstracts
should be no longer than one side of A4, with 2.5cm or one inch
margins, single-spaced, with a font size no smaller than 12 and with
normal character spacing. All examples and references in the abstract
should be included on the one single page, but it is enough, when
referring to previous work, to cite "Author (Date)" without giving
full bibliographical details. Please send two copies of your abstract
- one of these should be anonymous and one should include your name,
affiliation and email. Use one of these formats: rtf, Word, pdf, or
plain text. If you need to use a phonetic font in your abstract,
please use an SILdoulos font, which can be downloaded for free from
this site:

**Further details on abstract submission and organisation are
available at the MFM's website**

This is the MFM organising committee. The first named is the main
contact - if you would like to attend or if you have any queries
please feel free to get in touch (, or phone on
+44 (0)1695 584244).

*Patrick Honeybone (Edge Hill College of Higher Education)
*Ricardo Bermudez-Otero (University of Newcastle)
*Wiebke Brockhaus (University of Manchester)
*Jacques Durand (Universite de Toulouse-Le Mirail)
*Nigel Vincent (University of Manchester) 
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