LINGUIST List 13.470

Wed Feb 20 2002

Calls: Social Communication, Discourse & Dialog

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  1. Leonel Ruiz Miyares (Centro Ling. Aplicada), Symposium in Santiago de Cuba, 2003
  2. Kristiina Jokinen, Sigdial CFP

Message 1: Symposium in Santiago de Cuba, 2003

Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 13:38:45 -0500
From: Leonel Ruiz Miyares (Centro Ling. Aplicada) <>
Subject: Symposium in Santiago de Cuba, 2003



JANUARY 20-24, 2003

The Center of Applied Linguistics of the Santiago de Cuba's branch of
the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, is pleased to
announce the Eight International Symposium on Social
Communication. The event will be held in Santiago de Cuba January 20th
through the 24th, 2003. This interdisciplinary event will focus on
social communication processes from the points of view of Linguistics,
Computational Linguistics, Medicine, Voice Processing, Mass Media, and
Ethnology and Folklore.

The Symposium will be also sponsored by:

.. University of Oriente, Cuba

.. Higher Institute for Medical Sciences Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

.. Pedagogical University "Frank Pais Garcia" Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

.. Information for Development Agency Havana, Cuba

.. African Cultural Center "Fernando Ortiz" Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

.. University of Twente Enschede, The Netherlands

.. National Council of Scientific Research, Italy

.. University of Malaga, Spain

.. University of Alcala, Spain

.. University of Goias, Brazil

.. University of Los Lagos, Chile

.. Institute of Theoretical and Computational Linguistics, Lisbon,

Authors will be allowed to present only one paper pertaining to the
following disciplines:

1. Linguistics:

- Spanish and foreign language teaching

- Spanish as a second language

- Phonetics and Phonology

- Lexicology and Lexicography

- Morphology and Syntax

- Anthropology Linguistics

- Textual Linguistics and Pragmalinguistics

- Terminology

- Translations

2. Computational Linguistics:

- Software related to linguistic research

- Automated grammatical tagging of texts

- Electronic dictionaries

- Software related to the teaching of mother tongues and foreign

- Related issues

3. Voice Processing:

- Applications of analysis, synthesis and voice-recognition

- Artificial intelligence and voice processing

4. Medical specialties related to speech and voice and with Social
Communication in general:

- Logopedy and Phoniatry

- Neurology

- Otorhinolaringology

- Stomatology

5. Mass Media:

- Linguistic research related to the speech of journalists, actors and
radio and television announcers

- Textual Analysis of radio and television programs, and of print and
electronic media articles

6. Ethnology and Folklore:

- Research related to Social Communication

Activities that will take place within the event are:

- Pre-Symposium seminars

- Discussion of papers in commissions

- Master conferences

- Round Table


The Symposium will be preceded by two seminars that will be taught by
prestigious specialists to be announced. The seminars will take place
Monday, January 20th of 2003 and will focus on the following subjects:

- Corpus Linguistics: current studies

- Construction of Electronics Dictionaries

Participants should say in advance what pre-symposium seminars they
want to take part in. An additional fee of 20.00 USD will be charged
for each seminar. Participation certificates will be available.


A round table entitled Current Researches in Applied Linguistics will
be held on the occasion of the VIII International Symposium on Social


During the Symposium three master lectures will be delivered by
prestigious specialists to be announced.


The deadline of submission of paper abstracts is July 1st, 2002. They
should not exceed 250 words. Notification of acceptance of a paper by
the Symposium's Scientific Committee will be sent before July 30th,


To enable the Organizing Committee to include the Proceedings as part
of the Symposium's documentation -as we did in the 5th ('97), 6th
('99) and 7th (2001) Symposiums-, accepted papers must be sent before
September 15, 2002, with the following requirements:

1. The paper will not exceed 5 pages including graphics, footnotes and

2. It should be written using Word 6.0 or Word 7.0 for Windows and
sent to the Symposium's Executive Secretary either via e-mail
(attachment) or by mailing a 3"-inch diskette.

3. Each page must be written in an A4 (mail type) format with left,
right, top, and bottom margin of 2.5 cm.

4. The paper must be written in one of the event's official languages:
Spanish, English, French or Portuguese.

Instructions for paper submission:

1. Write down the authors' names, one under the other, at the left top
of the first page, all in Arial bold capital letters, 9 points (Word
6.0 or 7.0). Under the authors' names should appear in bold (only
initials capital letters) the institution, city, country and e-mail
address if available.

2. In a separate line, at the center, the title of the paper must be
written in Arial bold, Italics, 10 points size letters.

3. The text will follow -not in bold- with the same Arial letter, 9
points size and leaving one space between lines.

4. Paragraphs will have no indentation. Spaces between paragraphs
will be of 3 points.

5. Section titles will be written in Arial bold, 9 points size and
sub-sections titles will be written in Arial Italic, 8 points size.

6. Footnotes will appear at the end of each page in Arial 8 points
size letters.

Presentation time will be 15 minutes and 5 minutes for discussion.

Authors must advise in advance if they will need a tape recorder,
video set, computer or other kind of equipment for presentation.

All mail or inquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. Eloina Miyares Bermudez
Secretaria Ejecutiva Comite Organizador
VIII Simposio Internacional
Comunicacion Social
Centro de Linguistica Aplicada
Apartado Postal 4067, Vista Alegre
Santiago de Cuba 4, Cuba 90400
Telephone: (53-226) 642760

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Spanish, English, French and Portuguese


Speakers and Delegates
160.00 USD

80.00 USD

Payment must be in cash during registration and it covers a copy of
the Proceedings where your paper is printed, all other documentation
related to the event, speaker's certificate, welcome cocktail and
other cultural activities. Companions will have access to all of the
above, except copies of the Proceedings.


The Organizing Committee guarantees accommodation in 3, 4, and 5 star
hotels with preferential prices for participants in the event.


- Abstract Submission deadline:
July 1st, 2002

- Notification on paper's approval by Scientific Committee:
by July 30, 2002

- Delivery of papers either by e-mail or by mail using 3"-inch
September 15, 2002

- Pre-Symposium seminars:
January 20th, 2003

- 8th International Symposium on Social Communication:
January 21st through 24th, 2003


Santiago de Cuba, located at some 900 kms from Havana, is Cuba's
second largest city. Its economic, cultural and social importance in
Cuban history is unquestionable. Santiago is also the capital of the
province with the same name. Surrounded by the green mountains of the
Sierra Maestra range and the Caribbean Sea, Santiago is unique in its
geography and beautiful landscape. Its surroundings make the city one
of the most important tourist attractions on the entire island. The
Organizing Committee, in coordination with the city's tourist agencies
will offer visiting delegates a host of options allowing participants
to enjoy the city's beauty and charm.


President of Honor:
Dr. Rosa Elena Simeon Negrin
Minister of Science, Technology
and the Environment
Republic of Cuba

Aida Almaguer Furnaguera
Representative of the Ministry of
Science, Technology and the Environment
Santiago de Cuba

Gerardo Garcia Cabrera
President of Information
for Development Agency
Ministry of Science, Technology
and the Environment

Eloina Miyares Bermudez
Executive Secretary
Eight International Symposium
on Social Communication
Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba

Vitelio Ruiz Hernandez
Academic of the Academy
of Science of Cuba
Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba

Leonel Ruiz Miyares
Director of Center of
Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba

Marcos Cortina Vega
Rector University of Oriente
Ministry of Higher Education
Santiago de Cuba

Nayra Pujals Victoria
Rector Higher Institute for
Medical Sciences
Ministry of Public Health
Santiago de Cuba

Ena Elsa Velazquez Cobiella
Rector Pedagogical University "Frank Pais"
Ministry of Education
Santiago de Cuba

Anton Nijholt
Professor and Researcher
Twente University
Enschede, Holland

Daniela Ratti
National Council of
Scientific Research
Genoa, Italy

Lucia Marconi
National Council of
Scientific Research
Genoa, Italy

Claudia Rolando
National Council of
Scientific Research
Genoa, Italy

Gloria Corpas Pastor
Professor and Researcher
University of Malaga

Luis Beltran
Vice-Rector of International
University of Alcala
Alcala de Henares

Deise Nanci de Castro Mesquita
Professor and Researcher
University of Goias
Goias, Brazil

Minerva Rosas Villarroel
Professor and Researcher
University of Los Lagos, Chile
Margarita Correia
Professor and Researcher
Institute of Theoretical
and Computational Linguistics
Lisbon, Portugal

Nancy Alamo Suarez
Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba

Celia Maria Perez Marques
Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba

Celia Esther Alvarez Moreno
Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba

Mercedes Cathcart Roca
Professor and Researcher
Faculty of Humanities
University of Oriente
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Ercilia Estrada Estrada
Scientific Council
Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba

Miladys Diodene Adame
Ministry of Education
Santiago de Cuba

Martha Cordies Jackson
African Cultural Center "Fernando Ortiz"
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba



Mr./Ms. ___________________________

Organization: ________________________

Title: _________________________________________

Business address: __________________________________

City: ______________ Telefax: ____________

Phone: _______________


Home address: _________________________

City: ___________ Telephone: __________

I wish to participate in Pre-Symposium seminars (optional)

___Corpus Linguistics: current studies

___Construction of Electronics Dictionaries

Paper title: __________________________

Date: ________________

Signature: ___________

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Message 2: Sigdial CFP

Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 23:38:51 +0200
From: Kristiina Jokinen <>
Subject: Sigdial CFP

		 3rd SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue

		Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 11 and 12, 2002
		 (Just following the 40th Anniversary ACL)


Continuing with a series of successful workshops in Hong Kong and
Denmark, this workshop will span the ACL and ICSA SIGdial interest
area of discourse and dialogue. This series provides a regular forum
for the presentation of research in this area to both the larger
SIGdial community as well as researchers outside this communicty. The
workshop is organized by SIGdial, which is sponsored jointly by ACL
and ICSA.

Topics of Interest

We welcome formal, corpus-based, implementational and analytical work
on discourse and dialogue, with a focus on the following three themes:

(1) Dialogue Systems
 Spoken, multi-modal, and text/web based dialogue systems
 including topics such as: dialogue management models (specific
 subproblems or general modeling, in particular models for mixed
 initiative and user-adaptive dialogue); speech, text, and
 graphics integration (for understanding or generation);
 contextual interpretation of dialogues and/or response
 planning, in particular how this contributes to natural
 interaction; strategies for handling or preventing
 miscommuncation (repair and correction types, clarification and
 underspecificity, grounding and feedback strategies); utilizing
 prosodic information for various types of disambiguation;
 task-driven versus conversational dialogue; evaluation of
 dialogue systems including task complexity measurements.

(2)Corpora and Corpus Tools
	Corpus-based work on discourse and spoken, text-based and
	multi-modal dialogue including its support, in particular:
	issues and problems in discourse and dialogue annotation;
	techniques (including machine learning), tools, coding schemes
	and data resources for discourse and dialogue studies;
	XML-based tools for dialogue access to internet information.

(3)Pragmatic and/or Semantic Modeling
 The pragmatics and/or semantics of discourse and dialogue
 (i.e., beyond a single sentence) including the following
 issues: the semantics/pragmatics of dialogue acts (including
 those which are less studied in the semantics/pragmatics
 framework); incremental (plan-based,topic-based, etc.) models
 of discourse/dialogue structure integrating referential and
 relational structure; modeling genre-specific aspects of
 discourse and dialogue structure, including the specific
 structural aspects of (interactive) digital media; prosody in
 discourse and dialogue; modeling politeness and non-recursive
 parts of discourse and dialogue; models of presupposition and
 accommodation; operational models of conversational

Workshop Format

The workshop will include a few plenary presentations of general
interest followed by thematic sessions. The thematic sessions will
combine long presentations, short presentations, and demos (as
appropriate) with extended discussions. Highlights of the thematic
sessions will be presented in a closing session. In addition, all
participants who request space may present a poster in separate

Three thematic sessions are planned:
	Annotation Methods for Corpora
	Architectures for Dialog Systems: Agent-based vs. Pipelined
	Learning and Adaptivity in Dialog Systems

Submission of Papers and Abstracts

The program committee welcomes the submission of long papers
describing theoretical contributions as well as short papers
describing ideas or project implementations.

Long papers must be no longer than 10 pages, including title page,
examples, references, etc. In addition to this, two additional pages
are allowed as an appendix which may include extended example
discourses or dialogues, algorithms, graphical representations, etc.

Short papers should aim to be 4 pages or less (including title page,
examples, references, etc.)

Both long papers and short papers should be sent electronically to the
e-mail address: and must be received no later than
March 15.

The format to use for papers and abstracts is the same (ACL final
paper format). Stylefiles are available at Papers must be
submitted in pdf format.

The title page (no separate title page is needed) should include the
following information:

 Authors' names, affiliations, and email addresses;
 Preferred thematic session, if any.
 Abstract (short summary up to 5 lines);

Important Dates

 Submission 		March 15
 Notification		April 29
 Final submissions	May 17
 Workshop		July 11 - 12


Workshop website:

Sigdial website:

ACL website:

Workshop Publications

All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Program Committee
Kristiina Jokinen (co-chair)
Susan McRoy (co-chair)

Jan Alexandersson, DFKI, Germany
Peter Boda, Nokia Research Center, Finland
Charles Callaway, Instituto Trentino di Cultura - IRST, Italy
Lauri Carlson, University of Helsinki, Finland
Alison Cawsey, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Joyce Chai, IBM T.J.Watson Research Center, USA
Yasuharu Den, Chiba University, Japan
Barbara Di Eugenio, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Reva Freedman, Northern Illinois University, USA 
Nancy Green, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Canada 
Arne Jonsson, University of Linkoping, Sweden
Yasuhiro Katagiri, ATR, Japan
Jan van Kuppevelt, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Staffan Larsson, University of Goteborg, Sweden
Anton Nijholt, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Ronnie Smith, East Carolina University, USA 
Marc Swerts, IPO, The Netherlands and Antwerp University, Belgium

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