LINGUIST List 13.946

Sat Apr 6 2002

Calls: Cognitive Ling, Computational Ling

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  1. Tuomas Huumo, Second call for papers
  2. Mark Maybury, CFP: User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: Special

Message 1: Second call for papers

Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 13:59:46 +0300 (EEST)
From: Tuomas Huumo <thuumoutu.fi>
Subject: Second call for papers

Second call for papers

Cognitive Linguistics East of Eden

A joint conference organized by the Finnish Cognitive Linguistics
Association (FiCLA) and the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association
(SCLA) will take place in Turku, Finland, on September 13 to 15, 2002.

Starring (as plenary speakers):
Mirjam Fried (Princeton University)
Marja-Liisa Helasvuo (University of Turku)
Laura Janda (University of North Carolina)
Helena Leheckova (University of Helsinki)
Ekaterina Rakhilina (Moscow State University)

The aim of the conference is to bring together cognitive linguists
from the East and the West, and to offer a forum for collaboration and
discussion on current developments in Cognitive Linguistics. We
welcome abstracts for oral presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for
discussion) and for posters on all cognitive linguistic topics,
including syntax, semantics, morphology, phonology, metaphor,
pragmatics, discourse, etc. We especially welcome papers on Slavic
and/or Finno-Ugric languages.

The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2002. Please submit a
one-page abstract (max. 500 words), with an additional page for
tabels, graphs and references, if necessary. We strongly encourage
e-mail submissions. For speakers with topics related to the Slavic
languages: Please send your abstract to jandaunc.edu. For speakers
with topics related to other languages: Please send your abstract as
an attachment file (plain text or rtf) to aairolaling.helsinki.fi,
with your name, affiliation, e-mail address and the title of your
paper included in the message. If you wish to submit a paper version,
then please send 5 anonymous copies of your abstract, and your author
information on a separate sheet of paper. In this case, please use the
following address:

Anu Airola
Department of General Linguistics
P.O.Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 20 A)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
Finland

The participation fee will be 70 euros (35 euros for students,
including graduate students), to be paid at the conference site in
cash (please observe that we cannot accept credit cards). For members
of the FiCLA, SCLA or ICLA the fee will be 50 euros (25 euros for
students). Participants from economically disadvantaged countries may
be allowed a free participation upon application. In such a case,
please include an application for free participation in your abstract.

The participation fee will cover the abstract booklet, other
conference materials, coffee and a get-together with snacks.


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Message 2: CFP: User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: Special

Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2002 22:50:01 -0500
From: Mark Maybury <mayburymitre.org>
Subject: CFP: User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: Special

Issue on User Modeling & Personalization for Television
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 Call for Papers

 User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction:

 The Journal of Personalization Research

 Special Issue on User Modeling and Personalization for Television

 Deadline: September 30, 2002

 http://www.di.unito.it/~liliana/UMUAI-TV/


With the advent of digital networks, the world of television (TV) as
we know it -- mass-media broadcast -- is undergoing tremendous change.
The increase of the number of available channels, the convergence of
TV and internet, and the proliferation of new interactive services
will transform the TV set top box from a program watching device to an
interactive and tailorable portal into a diverse set of content and
services. The next TV era will revolve around sophisticated set-top
boxes integrating viewing, listening and recording functionality,
connections to several sources (internet, cable, satellite), games, as
well as communications features.

In order to cope with the complexity of such an environment and
efficiently choose among the large amount of available alternatives,
users are in need of an advanced user interface to provide them with
intelligent assistance. In particular, personalization is taking an
increasingly important role in the design of adaptive user interfaces,
which can focus services of interest to the user and tailor the
suggestion of the available options to her interests. To encourage
researchers to report on the application of user models and
personalization for television, we are calling for contributions to a
special issue of User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The
Journal of Personalization Research (UMUAI:
http://umuai.informatik.uni-essen.de/).

For this special issue we will consider all contributions devoted to
user modeling and user-adaptive systems in the field of Personalized
TV Applications available on the Web and on new generation
TV-sets. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

 * content personalization: personal news, personal channel,
 recommender systems
 * user-adapted presentation and interaction:
 adaptive hypermedia techniques
 for Electronic Program Guides, TV for users with special needs,
 new browsing paradigms, conversational interfaces
 * community formation and social influences
 * peer-to-peer interaction
 * types of user model and their management: individual and group
 profiles, household models, explicit and unobtrusive user
 modeling acquisition techniques, bootstrapping issues
 * definition of viewer stereotypes
 * security and privacy aspects in TV services
 * evaluation of personal TV applications
 * business opportunities: T-commerce, targeted advertising
 * advanced processing and tailoring of video and presentations
 * ontologies for television media models and user models
 * new applications such as personalized collections of home videos

About UMUAI

The journal User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction is an archival
journal that publishes mature and substantiated research results on
the (dynamic) adaptation of computer systems to their human users, and
the role that the system's model of the user plays in this context.
Papers that present untested research ideas are not ready to be
submitted to UMUAI. Instead, these ideas should first be presented at
workshops to get feedback from colleagues. Once you can demonstrate
ideas that are backed up by results, then they are ready for UMUAI.
These results may be generated by building a (partial) computer
implementation and from that, either analyze its behavior, run
empirical experiments, or analyze the idea using formal means. Many
articles in UMUAI are therefore quite comprehensive and describe the
results of several years of work. Consequently, UMUAI gives
"unlimited" space to authors (as long as what they write is important)
and also does not mind if research that is being submitted to UMUAI
has been previously published in bits and pieces at workshops and
conferences (as long as the synthesis provides significant new
insights).

Important Dates

 July 31, 2002 (Recommended)
 Submit a one page abstract to guest editors
 September 30, 2002
 Deadline for submission of full papers
 December 31, 2002
 Notice of review results

Abstracts of one page or less should be sent to the guest editors
prior to July 31 2001, especially if authors are concerned about
relevance of the paper to the special issue. Abstracts are highly
encouraged, but not required. These abstracts will be reviewed by the
guest editors only.

Full paper submissions should be in the UMUAI format and will be
reviewed both by the guest editors and by two or more other UMUAI
reviewers. More details of submission formats are available from
UMUAI's web site, http://www.informatik.uni-essen.de/UMUAI.


Guest Editors:

 Liliana Ardissono
 Dipartimento di Informatica
 Universita` di Torino
 Corso Svizzera 185
 10149 Torino
 Italy
 lilianadi.unito.it

 Mark Maybury
 Information Technology Division
 MITRE Corporation
 MS K308
 202 Burlington Road
 Bedford, MA, USA
 mayburymitre.org
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