LINGUIST List 14.1256

Mon May 5 2003

Calls: Lang Acquisition; Natural Lang Processing

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Message 1: 28th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development

Date: Mon, 05 May 2003 11:46:35 +0000
From: langconf <langconfbu.edu>
Subject: 28th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development


28th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development
Short Title: BUCLD 28

Date: 31-OCT-03 - 02-NOV-03
Location: Boston, MA, United States of America
Contact: Organizing Committee
Contact Email: langconfbu.edu 
Meeting URL: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 15-May-2003

Meeting Description:

The Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD),
which has become one of the best known conferences on language
development in the world, is run by students in the Applied
Linguistics Program, under the guidance of a faculty
adviser. 

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FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
THE 28th ANNUAL BOSTON UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
OCTOBER 31, NOVEMBER 1 & 2, 2003

Keynote Speaker: Janet Dean Fodor, City University of New York
Plenary Speaker: Mabel Rice, University of Kansas

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All topics in the fields of first and second language acquisition from
all theoretical perspectives will be fully considered, including:

Bilingualism
Cognition & Language
Creoles & Pidgins
Discourse
Exceptional Language
Input & Interaction
Language Disorders
Linguistic Theory (Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology, Lexicon)
Literacy & Narrative
Neurolinguistics
Pragmatics
Pre-linguistic Development
Signed Languages
Sociolinguistics
Speech Perception & Production

Presentations will be 20 minutes long followed by a 10 minute question
period. Posters will be on display for a full day with two attended
sessions during the day.


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NEW THIS YEAR

Posters: BUCLD is soliciting abstracts for posters as well as papers.
Please indicate at the time of submission whether you would like your
proposal to be considered for a poster, a paper, or both.

Electronic submission: To facilitate the abstract submission process,
abstracts will be submitted using the form available at the conference
website.

Proposals accepted as papers will be invited for publication in the
BUCLD Proceedings. Proposals accepted as posters will be invited for
publication online.

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ABSTRACT FORMAT AND CONTENT

All abstracts must be submitted as PDF documents. Free
services/software for creating PDF documents are available from
several sources, including:

http://www.adobe.com/ (free trial: five free documents)
http://www.pdf995.com/ (downloadable software with advertising)

The abstract should be anonymous, clearly titled and no more than 450
words in length. Abstracts longer than 450 words will be rejected
without being evaluated. Please note the word count at the bottom of
the abstract.

Abstracts submitted must represent original, unpublished research.

An excellent example of format and style for abstracts is available on
the LSA website at http://www.lsadc.org/web2/dec02bulletin/model.html.


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SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

All abstracts must be submitted via the conference website,
http://www.bu.edu/LINGUISTICS/APPLIED/conference.html. Specific
instructions for abstract submission are available on this website.
Abstracts will be accepted between April 1 and May 15.

Contact information for each author must be submitted via webform. No
author information should appear anywhere in the abstract PDF.

At the time of submission you will be asked whether you would like
your proposal to be considered for a poster, a paper, or both.

Although each author may submit as many abstracts as desired, we will
accept for presentation by each submitter: (a) a maximum of 1 first
authored paper/poster, and (b) a maximum of 2 papers/posters in any
authorship status. Note that no changes in authorship (including
deleting an author or changing author order) will be possible after
the review process is completed.

DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by 8:00 PM EST, May 15,
2003. Late abstracts will not be considered, whatever the reason for
the delay.

We regret that we cannot accept abstract submissions by fax or email.
Submissions via surface mail will only be accepted in special
circumstances, on a case by case basis.

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ABSTRACT SELECTION

Each abstract is blind reviewed by 5 reviewers from a panel of
approximately 80 international scholars.

Acknowledgment of receipt of the abstract will be sent by email as
soon as possible after receipt. Notice of acceptance or rejection will
be sent to first authors only, in early August, by
email. Pre-registration materials and preliminary schedule will be
available in late August, 2003.

If your paper is accepted, you will need to submit a 150-word abstract
including title, author(s)and affiliation(s). This abstract will be in
the conference handbook. Guidelines will be provided along with
notification of acceptance.

Note: All conference papers will be selected on the basis of abstracts
submitted. Although each abstract will be evaluated individually, we
will attempt to honor requests to schedule accepted papers together in
group sessions.

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FURTHER INFORMATION

Information regarding the conference may be accessed at
http://www.bu.edu/LINGUISTICS/APPLIED/conference.html

Boston University Conference on Language Development
96 Cummington Street, Room 244
Boston, MA 02215
U.S.A.

Telephone: (617) 353-3085
e-mail: langconfbu.edu
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Message 2: 19th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing

Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 14:56:47 -0400 (EDT)
From: OESI Informa <informaoesicervantes.es>
Subject: 19th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing



SEPLN 2003

XIX CONGRESO DE LA SOCIEDAD ESPA�OLA PARA EL PROCESAMIENTO DEL
LENGUAJE NATURAL (SEPLN)

(19th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language
Processing - SEPLN)

September 10-12, 2003
Universidad de Alcal� de Henares
Alcal� de Henares (Madrid)
http://oesi.cervantes.es/sepln

Introduction

The 19th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language
Processing (SEPLN) will take place on September 10-12, 2003 in Alcal�
de Henares (Ma drid, Spain). As in previous editions, the aim of SEPLN
for this Conference is to promote the dissemination of research,
development and innovation activities conducted by Spanish and foreign
researchers in the field of Natur al Language Processing (NLP). The
conference will provide a forum for discu ssion and communication to
facilitate an effective exchange of knowledge an d scientific
materials that are necessary for promoting the publication of relevant
work and the establishment of means of collaboration with national and
international Institutions that are active in this field.

Objectives

The main motivation of this conference is to provide the business and
scien tific communities with an ideal forum for presenting their
latest research work and developments in the field of Natural Language
Processing, as well as to demonstrate the possibilities offered by
these solutions and to know about new projects. Consequently, the 19th
SEPLN Conference is a meeting place for presenting results and
exchanging ideas concerning the present stat e of development in this
field of knowledge.

Furthermore, there is the intention of meeting the goal, achieved in
previo us editions, of identifying future paths for basic research and
foreseen so ftware applications, in order to compare them against the
market needs. Finally, the conference intends to be an appropriate
forum in helping new prof essionals to become active members in this
field.

Topics

Researchers and businesses are encouraged to send communications,
project abstracts or demonstrations related to any of the following
topics:

Linguistic, mathematic and psycholinguistic models of language
Corpus linguistics
Monolingual and multilingual information extraction and retrieval
Formalisms and grammars for morphological and syntactical analysis
Computational Lexicography
Monolingual and multilingual text generation
Machine translation
Speech synthesis and recognition
Semantics, pragmatics and discourse
Word sense disambiguation
NLP industrial applications
Automatic textual content analysis

Structure of the Conference

The Conference will last three days, with sessions dedicated to
presenting papers, ongoing research projects, prototype product
demonstrations or products connected with topics addressed in the
conference. Scientific activities will be complemented by social and
tourist activities, allowing attendants to gain a better understanding
about the social and cultural dimensions of Alcal� de Henares.

Communications

Authors are encouraged to send theoretical or system-related
proposals, to be presented at the demonstration sessions, earlier than
May 16, 2003. Proposals must meet certain format and style
requirements

Both the delivery and revision of proposals will be done exclusively
in electronic format (PostScript or PDF). Proposals will include a
title, the com plete names of the authors, their address, telephone,
fax and e-mail.

Proposals will meet the following requirements (concerning the final
version, please check the "publication format" section):

- The proposals will be presented in Spanish or English
- Overall maximum length will be 3,500 words
- Final versions (after notification of acceptance) will follow the
style requirements that are described in the publication format
section in the web site
- The proposals will be anonymously revised. Therefore, the files to
be submitted will only include the title remaining the rest of the
communication free of any auto-references

Authors will submit their proposals through the following web system:
https://chair.dlsi.ua.es/sepln03/submit.html

Projects and Demos

As in previous editions, the organizers encourage participants to give
oral presentations of projects and demos. Depending on the estimated
number of oral presentations, any session may be reserved to this
purpose. Proposals must meet certain format and style requirements for
presentations.

For oral presentation of projects to be accepted, the following
information must be included:

- Project title
- Funding institution
- Participant groups in the project
- Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the project director
- Abstract (2 pages maximum)
- If a demonstration is to be performed, further information must be
included, as indicated below

For demonstrations to be accepted, the following information is
mandatory:

- Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the authors
- Abstract (2 pages maximum)
- Time estimation for the whole presentation
- This information must be received by June 10, 2003

Publication Format

The final version of the article will be sent before June 27, 2003
through a web system: https://chair.dlsi.ua.es/sepln03/submit.html

- Documents must not include headers or footings
- Maximum length will be 8 pages DIN A4 (210 x 297 mm), included references
 and figures.
- In the case of demonstrations and projects, maximum length will be 2
pages.

Articles will be sent in Postscript or PDF format.


LaTeX format

Authors using LaTeX format may download from the Conference website
the following style package zip file: latex_new.zip which contains
document and bi bliography styles, as well as an example showing
existing possibilities.

Word format

Authors using Microsoft Word or compatible may download from the
Conference website the following zip file: word_new.zip which includes
a pattern file in RTF format and an example showing existing editing
possibilities.

Important Dates

Dates for submission and notifications of acceptance:

- Deadline for submitting abstracts: May 16, 2003
- Notification of acceptance: June 20, 2003
- Deadline for submitting the final version: June 27, 2003
- Deadline for submitting projects and demos: June 10, 2003

Program Committee

Chairman: Prof. Maximiliano Saiz Noeda (Universitat d'Alacant)

Members:

Prof. Jos� Gabriel Amores Carredano (Universidad de Sevilla)
Prof. Toni Badia i Card�s (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Prof. Manuel de Buenaga Rodr�guez (Universidad Europea de Madrid)
Prof. Irene Castell�n Masalles (Universitat de Barcelona)
Prof. Arantza D�az de Ilarraza (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
Prof. Antonio Ferr�ndez Rodr�guez (Universitat d'Alacant)
Prof. Mikel Forcada Zubizarreta (Universitat d'Alacant)
Prof. Ana Mar�a Garc�a Serrano (Universidad Polit�cnica de Madrid)
Prof. Koldo Gojenola Galletebeitia (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
Prof. Xavier G�mez Guinovart (Universidade de Vigo)
Prof. Julio Gonzalo Arroyo (Universidad Nacional de Educaci�n a
Distancia)
Prof. Jos� Miguel Go�i Menoyo (Universidad Polit�cnica de Madrid)
Prof. Joaquim Llisterri (Universitat Aut�noma de Barcelona)
Prof. Javier Mac�as Guarasa (Universidad Polit�cnica de Madrid)
Prof. Jos� B. Mari�o Acebal (Universitat Polit�cnica de Catalunya)
Prof. M. Antonia Mart� Anton�n (Universitat de Barcelona)
Prof. Lidia Ana Moreno Boronat (Universitat Polit�cnica de Valencia)
Prof. Lluis Padr� (Universitat Polit�cnica de Catalunya)
Prof. Manuel Palomar Sanz (Universitat d'Alacant)
Prof. Jos� Manuel Pardo Mu�oz (Universidad Polit�cnica de Madrid)
Prof. Natividad Prieto S�ez (Universitat Polit�cnica de Valencia)
Prof. Germ�n Rigau (Universitat Polit�cnica de Catalunya)
Prof. Horacio Rodr�guez Hontoria (Universitat Polit�cnica de
Catalunya)
Prof. Kepa Sarasola Gabiola (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
Prof. L. Alfonso Ure�a L�pez (Universidad de Ja�n)
Prof. M Felisa Verdejo Maillo (Universidad Nacional de Educaci�n a 
Distancia)
Prof. Manuel Vilares Ferro (Universidade de Vigo)

Organising Committee

Chairman:

Mr. Jes�s Antonio Cid Mart�nez, Academic Director at Instituto
Cervantes

Coordinator:

Ms. Isabel Bermejo Rubio, Responsible for the Bureau of Spanish in the
Information Society - OESI - at Instituto Cervantes

Members:

Ms. Eva M Garc�a Garc�a, Technician at OESI, Instituto Cervantes
Ms. Raquel Tapias Aparicio, Technician at OESI, Instituto Cervantes
Mr. John Michael Urresti Gra�a, Technician at OESI, Instituto
Cervantes

Collaborators:

Ms. Eva M G�mez G�mez, Collaborator at OESI, Instituto Cervantes
Ms. Rosario Guijarro Huerta, Collaborator at OESI, Instituto Cervantes

Advisors:

Ms. Esmeralda de Luis Mart�nez, Chief at the Department of External
and Institutional Relations, Instituto Cervantes
Ms. Gloria Gamarra Alonso, Technician at the Department of External
and Ins titutional Relations, Instituto Cervantes

Further Information

Full information is available at the official website of the
Conference: http://oesi.cervantes.es/sepln

You may also contact the coordinator at any of the following
addresses:

Secretary of the 19th SEPLN Conference
Conference coordinator: Ms. Isabel Bermejo Rubio
Oficina del Espa�ol en la Sociedad de la Informaci�n
C/ Libreros, 23
28801 Alcal� de Henares (Madrid)
Spain
Tel.: +34 91 888 72 94
Fax: +34 91 888 18 26
E-mail: seplncervantes.es
Conference website: http://oesi.cervantes.es/sepln

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Oficina del Espa�ol en la Sociedad de la Informaci�n
C/ Libreros, 23
28801 Alcal� de Henares (Madrid)
Tfno.: 91 888 72 94; Fax: 91 888 18 26
informaoesicervantes.es
http://oesi.cervantes.es
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