LINGUIST List 13.44

Wed Jan 9 2002

Calls: Computational Ling, Lang Acquisition

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  1. Jing-Shin Chang, [COLING-02] Workshops: Call for Workshop Proposals
  2. GLiP, GLiP-4: 3rd CFP, Deadline extension

Message 1: [COLING-02] Workshops: Call for Workshop Proposals

Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 20:43:32 +0800 (CST)
From: Jing-Shin Chang <>
Subject: [COLING-02] Workshops: Call for Workshop Proposals

* Important Reminder: Workshop Proposals Due: 2002/01/15
 COLING 2002
 Final Call for Workshop Proposals
 August 31 -- September 1, 2002 

The COLING Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops to be
held at COLING2002.

COLING2002 will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, August 24th - September
1st, 2002 with workshops being held August 31st and September 1st,

COLING workshops provide organizers and participants with an
opportunity to focus intensively on a specific topic within
computational linguistics. Often, workshops concentrate on specific
topics of technical interest (e.g., shallow parsing), particular areas
of application for language processing technologies (e.g., NLP applied
to multilingual cross-language retrieval), or community-wide issues
that deserve attention (e.g., standardization of resources and
tools). We welcome proposals on any topic that is of interest to the
Computational Linguistics community, but we particularly encourage
proposals that broaden the scope of our community through the
consideration of new techniques or applications, in particular with
respect to multimodal communication, the semantic web, speech
technology, information retrieval, text and data mining, biological
information extraction, computational psycholinguistics, etc.

Proposals Submission Details

Workshop proposals should provide sufficient information to evaluate
the quality and importance of the topic, and the size of the
interested community. Proposals should be 2-4 pages and contain the
following information:

- a title and brief description of the workshop topic; 

- a budget proposal; 

- the target audience and projected number of participants along with
 support for the projected count. Supporting evidence could include a list
 of potential submitters, a list of conferences that contained papers
 on the proposed topic, the number of new companies focused on this topic,
 or recent funding initiatives that address this topic; 

- the intended length (at least half a day, up to two days);

- resource needs such as room size and number of days. Include any special
 requirements for technical support (computer infrastructure, etc.); 

- the name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and webpage of each
 chair. In addition, indicate the chairs' background in the workshop area. 

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text,
as soon as possible but no later than JANUARY 15th , 2002. The
subject line should be: "COLING2002 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL". Please send
the workshop proposals to Prof. Antonio Zampolli:

Prof. Antonio Zampolli
Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale 
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche 
Area della Ricerca di Pisa - Localita San Cataldo 
Via Moruzzi, 1 - 56124 Pisa 


Workshop Proposals due: January 15th, 2002 

Notification of acceptance of Proposals: February 15th, 2002 

Workshops Date: August 31st -September 1st, 2002 

General Guidelines for Workshop Organiztion
	- prepared by the COLING-2002 Organizing Committee

The COLING-2002 general guidelines on publication, financing, and
sponsorship for workshops are listed as follows.

0. Please first submit a proposal to Prof. Antonio Zampolli
 (, the Coling-2002 Workshop Chair.
 The deadline for Workshop Proposals is 15 January, 2002.

 The information on the expected number of participants is required
 in your proposal. The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee will need
 such information to estimate the number of copies of the workshop
 proceedings as well as various other estimates.

 (For general COLING-2002 information, please visit the URL at:

1. The registration fee will be the same for all the individual workshops.
 The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee are responsible for collecting
 and managing the registration fee.

2. The on-line registration (and pre-registration) of the workshops will
 be integrated into the registration process of Coling-2002. 

3. The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee will provide the on-site
 registration service, and maintain the information desk (including
 responsible personnel) during the workshop. The information desk will
 be a centralized one, which is shared by all the workshops.

4. The workshop organizer is responsible for compiling and typesetting
 the proceedings content (including preface, table of content, papers,
 numbering, index, etc.) and then converting it into a format conforming
 to the pre-specified standard (e.g., PDF, Postscript, etc.)
 set forth by the printing group of the Oraganizing Committee. 

 The paper style and format should be the same as the main conference.

5. The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee are responsible for printing
 the workshop proceedings and producing the conference CD-ROM;
 all the proceedings of the main conference, tutorials and workshops
 will be put into the same CD-ROM.

6. The files for the workshop proceedings, prepared by the workshop
 organizer, must be sent to the printing group of the local organizing
 committee before the pre-specified date. This is necessary to ensure
 that the workshop proceedings be included in the CD-ROM and be
 distributed on-site. The content will not be included in the CD-ROM and
 the Oraganizing Committee are not responsible for the later mail delivery
 cost, if the workshop organizer fails to deliver the files in time.

7. The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee will decide the number of copies
 of the proceedings to be printed, and are fully in charge
 of those extra copies. However, the workshop organizer will own the
 copyright and the right to re-print the proceedings.

8. The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee will provide the conference room
 and general equipments (like LCD projectors, overhead projectors,
 and microphones, etc.) without extra charge. Special requirements,
 however, should be specified in the workshop proposal in advance, if any.

9. Two refreshment services will be provided freely per day (one in the
 morning break, and the other in the afternoon break). Since the
 refreshment services might be shared by several concurrent workshops,
 each workshop organizer will be requested to synchronize with the
 pre-specified break schedule, if it is the case.

10. Self-paid lunch boxes and/or cafeteria tickets will be avaible during
 the workshops. The expense is separated from the registration fee.
 Workshop organizers must make other meal arrangments (if any).

11. Any extra expense not mentioned above (e.g., reimbursement for invited
 speakers, banquet for the steering committee members, etc.) will be
 the workshop organizer's responsibility.

12. If you have any question about the logistic support, please contact
 Dr. Keh-Yih Su (Email: "").

Revenue-Sharing Incentive for COLING-2002 Workshops

To encourage workshops with high academic standard and research
innovation as well as to help workshop organizers defray some of the
costs for organizing such a workshop, the COLING-2002 organizing
committee proposes the following revenue-sharing incentive.

For any workshop with a paid-registration of over 60 participants,
part of the registration fee will be re-imbursed to the organizer. The
formula for calculating the reimbursement amount follows:

 $10 x (N-60),

where N is the number of paid registrants (regardless of the category
of the registration fees).

The reimbursement is executed in one of the following ways:

 1. As reimbursement to the direct expenses of the workshop
 (original copies of receipts of the expenses will be required):
 fully reimbursable up to the amount determined by the above formula.

 2. Exchange for free registration (as student fellowship, speaker
 privilege, or subsidy to scholars from countries with financial
 difficulties): fully exchangeable up to the amount determined by the
 above formula.

 3. As direct payment to the individual or SIG organizer (in exchange for
 the service of organizing the workshop): fully payable, but subject to
 a 20% flat tax rate for income payment to foreigners in Taiwan.

Additional Conference Information

Please e-mail any inquiries on COLING2002 Conference to:

For additional information, see the web site for the conference:
 COLING 2002
 19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
 August 24 -- September 1, 2002
 Howard International House, Taipei, Taiwan
 Organized by:
 Academia Sinica, ACLCLP and National Tsing Hua University
 Under the Auspices of:
 The International Committee on Computational Linguistics
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Message 2: GLiP-4: 3rd CFP, Deadline extension

Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 14:40:33 +0100 (CET)
From: GLiP <>
Subject: GLiP-4: 3rd CFP, Deadline extension


 (Morpho)phonological acquisition
 in the light of current phonological theories


DATE: 2 March 2002
LOCATION: Warszawa (Warsaw)

Sponsored by the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw

 3rd Call for Papers

GLiP-4 is the second meeting in the GLiP series devoted to phonology
and morphophonology, this time with a focus on language acquisition.

We invite abstracts on the acquisition of phonology and
morphophonology from the perspective of current adult-based theories.
We welcome discussion of learnability issues as well as
theoretically-oriented analyses of acquisitional data. Although the
focus is on L1 phonology, abstracts concerning aspects of L2
acquisition will also be considered.

The workshop is meant as a contribution to the on-going debate on (1)
how successfully current advances in phonology and morphophonology can
be applied to account for what Menn (1983) terms "detours of the
unskilled learner", and (2) the role that the analysis of
developmental data can play in evaluation of competing adult-based
(morpho)phonological theories.

We would also like to draw some attention to the rarely addressed
problem of acquisition of languages with complex morphophonology, and
to test the common belief that acquisitional data from such languages
can shed light on how children come to terms with the abstract
phonological structure of the target language. In other words, we are
interested in how and when children internalize adult phonological
processes and representations, and in how the acquired adult-based
processes interact with reduction processes in their interim grammars.

The format of the workshop is 30 min for presentation + 15 min
question time. The language of the conference is English.

A volume of proceedings is also planned. See the GLiP pages at for details about the previous
proceedings volumes.

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 John Archibald, University of Calgary
 Joe Pater, University of Massachusetts

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 Beata Lukaszewicz, University of Warsaw
 Piotr Banski, University of Warsaw
 Adam Przepiorkowski, Polish Academy of Sciences

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Accommodation will be provided at the university hotel. More details
are available from GLiP web pages (see below).

CONFERENCE FEES (estimated):
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 - Regular: 60 PLN
 - Student: 30 PLN

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 - DEADLINE for receipt of abstracts: 20 January 2002
 - Notification of acceptance: 28 January 2002
 - Meeting: 2 March 2002

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Should be *anonymous* (i.e., they should contain no personal data or
explicit self-references) and consist of up to 700 words, together
with examples and references.

Because abstract forwarding to referees will be done by e-mail
exclusively, the following are the possible formats of attachments, in
*descending* order of preference:

 (Plain Text) > Postscript > PDF > (La)TeX > Word for Windows '97

In cases when there is no need to use special phonetic symbols or
phonological representations/rules, we strongly encourage PLAIN TEXT

We regret to say that other formats will not be accepted.

Should the electronic version of the abstract need special phonetic
fonts apart from the SIL IPA fonts (, please
attach them as well. (We strongly discourage this practice though, and
reserve the right to ask for a resubmission in a different format.)

Those who submit abstracts in (*self-contained*!) (La)TeX should best
use the tipa.sty package. See our web pages for pointers to the
relevant web sites.

Only one submission per person and one joint submission will be

Please note: do NOT send abstracts on diskettes. We will accept
*e-mail* submissions *exclusively*.

IMPORTANT: In the plain text part of your email, please supply the
following information:

 - name, title,
 - title of the paper,
 - affiliation,
 - email address,
 - snail mail address.

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Send your abstracts to:

 GLiP-4 Organizing Committee (

 Please be so kind as to use zip, gzip, bzip2 or some other
 compression utility to COMPRESS the attachment.


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If you are (tentatively) interested in taking part in this conference,
please, send your email address to GLiP-4 Organizing Committee
( Most future announcements, changes, etc., will be
mailed only to registered prospective participants (and not to general
linguistic lists).
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