LINGUIST List 13.927

Wed Apr 3 2002

Calls: French Lang Acquisition, Multimodal Interfaces

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  1. Florence Myles, Last call for papers
  2. Victoria L. MacLaren, Call for Papers: International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces 2002

Message 1: Last call for papers

Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 17:31:19 +0100
From: Florence Myles <F.J.Mylessoton.ac.uk>
Subject: Last call for papers

B.A.A.L. / C.U.P. SEMINAR PROGRAMME 2002
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDIES (AFLS)

LINGUISTIC DEVELOPMENT IN FRENCH

18-19 JULY 2002
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON, UK
Seminar Coordinators: Florence Myles, Ros Mitchell, Sarah Rule, Emma
Marsden, University of Southampton

LAST CALL FOR PAPERS

Proposals for papers (30 minutes) are invited for this two-day seminar
on French Second Language Acquisition. The aim of the seminar is
three-fold:

1. To document linguistic progression in learners of French. 
Papers are invited which aim to further our understanding of
developmental stages in French, by documenting and analysing the
development of a range of morphosyntactic structures, such as sentence
structure, verbal morphology, gender, interrogation, negation,
embedding, pronominal reference etc...

2. To inform current theoretical debates
The seminar will aim to inform current theoretical debates about
linguistic development in second language learners, in terms of the
different learning mechanisms available to classroom learners
(e.g. innate or learnt), and in terms of the impact of classroom
instruction on development (comparison with naturalistic learners;
role of formulaic language). Papers are also invited in this context.

3. To define a research agenda for French SLA
A final objective of the seminar will be to discuss a research agenda
for the study of French SLA. This will be achieved through a
round-table at the end of the seminar.

Plenary speakers: Roger Hawkins (Essex), and Daniel V�ronique (Paris)

Deadline for abstracts: 8 April 2002

Further information and abstracts to: Florence Myles (fjmsoton.ac.uk) or
Sarah Rule (sjr1soton.ac.uk)



Dr Florence Myles
Senior Lecturer in French and Linguistics
School of Modern Languages
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ
UK

tel (0)23 80 592269
fax (0)23 80 593288
e-mail: fjmsoton.ac.uk
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Message 2: Call for Papers: International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces 2002

Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 15:25:28 -0500
From: Victoria L. MacLaren <vickycs.cmu.edu>
Subject: Call for Papers: International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces 2002

Call for Papers
International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces 2002

Following the success of the previous three conferences held in 1996,
1999 and 2000, the fourth International Conference on Multimodal
Interfaces (ICMI'2002) will be held in Pittsburgh, 14-16 October
2002. ICMI'02 brings together multimodal interface researchers,
developers and end-users together to present, demonstrate and discuss
their latest work. It will also provide those interested in multimodal
interfaces a unique opportunity to keep abreast with the latest
development in this increasingly important subject.

Multimodal interfaces represent an emerging interdisciplinary research
direction, involving spoken language understanding, natural language
understanding, image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition,
experimental psychology, etc. They aim at efficient, convenient and
natural interaction and communication between computers and human
users. Multimodal interfaces will ultimately enable users to interact
with computers using their everyday skills. Papers describing
original work on all aspects of multimodal interfaces are solicited.

Topics include but are not limited to the following:
* Perceptual computing models and systems
* Speech recognition and synthesis
* Character and handwriting recognition
* Hand gesture and lip-motion recognition
* Gaze tracking, face detection and facial expression recognition
* Machine translation and multilingual interfaces
* Computer graphics for multimodal interfaces
* Sensors for multimodal interfaces
* Affective computing for HCI
* Distributed HCI
* Multimodal interfaces for the Internet and virtual reality
* Multimodal interfaces for wearable and mobile computing
* Multimodal interfaces for the disabled
* Human factors in multimodal interfaces
* Platforms and tools

S u b m i s s i o n
Papers must be written in English and should be no longer than 6 pages
single spaced, and should use a font no smaller than 12-point. All
printed material must follow the CS press specifications
(http://www.computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm) . The title page should
include the title of the paper, an abstract (200-300 words), a list of
keywords, and the authors' contact details (postal and email
addresses, fax and phone numbers). Electronic files should be in PDF
or PostScript.

In addition, proposals for demonstrations are encouraged. A 1-2 page
description of the demonstration is required. The template is the
same as for the paper guidelines. (See above)

P u b l i c a t i o n
Papers accepted for presentation at the Conference will be included in
the Proceedings to be published by CS press.

I m p o r t a n t D a t e s
* 15 May 2002 Paper submission due Paper submission due
* 30 June 2002 Notification of acceptance
* 30 July 2002 Camera-ready manuscript due
* 14-16 October 2002 Conference

Q u e s t i o n s ?
For further information, please consult the Conference Homepage: 
http://www.is.cs.cmu.edu/icmi

or contact us:
ICMI'02 secretariat / Celine Morel
Interactive Systems lab
NSH , 5000 Forbes ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224 USA
Tel +1 412 268 5480 Fax +1 412 268 5578
celinecs.cmu.edu

C o n f e r e n c e H o m e p a g e
http://www.is.cs.cmu.edu/icmi

G e n e r a l C o - C h a i r s
Alex Waibel (CMU, USA)
Wen Gao (CAS, China)


P r o g r a m C o m m i t t e e C o - C h a i r s
Jie Yang (CMU, USA)
Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research, USA)
Sadoki Furui (TIT , Japan)


Program Committee:
G. Abowd, (Georgia Tech, USA)
C. Atkeson (CMU, USA)
X. Chen (CMU, USA)
P. Cohen (OGI, USA)
J. Cohn (Pittsburgh University, USA)
J. Coutaz (CLIPS, France)
J. L. Crowley (Inria, France)
T. Darrell (MIT, USA)
R. Dillman (UKA, Germany)
I. Essa (Georgia Tech, USA)
M. Flickner (IBM-Almaden, CA)
M. Federico (IRST, Italy)
T. Huang (UIUC USA)
G. Lazzari (IRST, Italy)
Y. Lecun (ATT, USA)
D. Massaro (UC-Santa Cruz)
K. Mase (ATR, Japan)
B. Myers (CMU, USA)
S. Nakamura (ATR, Japan)
R. Picard (MIT, USA)
G. Riccardi (ATT labs., USA)
C. Rohrer (Stuttgart University, Germany)
S. Shafer (Microsoft Research, USA)
H. Shum (Microsoft Research China)
D. Siewiorek (CMU, USA)
T. Starner (Georgia tech, USA)
O. Stock (IRST, Italy)
B. Suhm (BBN, USA)
T. Tan (NLPR, China)
M. Turk (UCSB, USA)
B. Xu (CAS, China)
J. W. Yang (ETRI, Korea)

Finance:
M. Bett (CMU, USA)

Arrangement:
C. Morel (CMU, USA)

Publicity:
V. MacLaren (CMU, USA)
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