LINGUIST List 14.1797

Fri Jun 27 2003

Calls: Ling Theories/Sweden; Applied Ling/Thailand

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  1. Joakim Nivre, TLT 2003
  2. chongld, 2003 ASIA CALL International Conference

Message 1: TLT 2003

Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 10:07:42 +0200 (MEST)
From: Joakim Nivre <>
Subject: TLT 2003

 The Second Workshop on Treebanks and
 Linguistic Theories (TLT 2003)
 14-15 November 2003, V�xj�, Sweden

Workshop motivation and aims

Treebanks are a language resource that provides annotations of natural
languages at various levels of structure: at the word level, the
phrase level, the sentence level, and sometimes also at the level of
function-argument structure. Treebanks have become crucially important
for the development of data-driven approaches to natural language
processing, human language technologies, grammar extraction and
linguistic research in general. There are a number of on-going
projects on compilation of representative treebanks for languages that
still lack them (Bulgarian, Danish, Portugese, Spanish, Turkish) and a
number of on-going projects on compilation of treebanks for specific
purposes for languages that already have them (English).

The practices of building syntactically processed corpora have proved
that aiming at more detailed description of the data becomes more and
more theory-dependent (Prague Dependency Treebank and other
dependency-based treebanks such as the Danish dependendency treebank,
the Italian treebank (TUT), and the Turkish treebank (METU); Verbmobil
HPSG Treebanks, Polish HPSG Treebank, Bulgarian HPSG-based Treebank,
etc.). Therefore the development of treebanks and formal linguistic
theories need to be more tightly connected in order to ensure the
necessary information flow between them.

This series of workshops aims at being a forum for researchers and
advanced students working in these areas. The second workshop will be
held in V�xj�, Sweden, 14-15 november 2003. (The first was held in
Sozopol, Bulgaria in September 2002; see

Topics of interest

We invite submission of papers on topics relevant to treebanks and
linguistic theories, including but not limited to:

- design principles and annotation schemes for treebanks;
- applications of treebanks in acquiring linguistic knowledge and NLP;
- the role of linguistic theories in treebank development;
- treebanks as a basis for linguistic research;
- evaluation of treebanks;
- tools for creation and management of treebanks;
- standards for treebanks.

Important dates

Deadline for workshop abstract submission
1 August 2003

Notification of acceptance
1 September 2003

Final version of paper for workshop proceedings
1 October 2003


Papers should describe existing research connected to the topics of
the workshop. The presentation at the workshop will be 25 minutes long
(20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions and
discussion). Each submission should include: title; author(s);
affiliation(s); and contact author's e-mail address, postal address,
telephone and fax numbers. Extended abstracts (maximum 1500 words,
plain-text format or Postscript) should be sent to:

Name: Joakim Nivre

Those who wish to attend without offering a paper are asked to briefly
motivate their interest, as the number of participants is limited.

The final version of the accepted papers should not be longer than 12
A4 pages. Instructions for formatting and presentation of the final
version will be sent to authors upon notification of acceptance.

Program committee

Jens Allwood, Sweden
Lars Borin, Sweden
Helge Dyvik, Norway
Eva Ejerhed, Sweden
Tomaz Erjavec, Slovenia
Erhard Hinrichs, Germany (co-chair)
Janne Bondi Johannessen, Norway
Sabine Kirchmeier-Andersen, Denmark
Sandra K�bler, Germany
Torbj�rn Nordgard, Norway
Joakim Nivre, Sweden (co-chair)
Kemal Oflazer, Turkey
Karel Oliva, Austria
Petya Osenova, Bulgaria
Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Republic
Adam Przepi'orkowski, Poland
Laurent Romary, France
Eirikur R�gnvaldsson, Iceland
Kiril Simov, Bulgaria
Martin Volk, Sweden

Invited speakers

Thorsten Brants, Google Inc.
Stephan Oepen, Stanford University

Sponsoring organisations

Nordic Treebank Network (Nordic Language Technology Program 020528)
Special Resarch Program "Linguistic Data Structures" (SFB 441) at the
University of T�bingen
V�xj� University

Local organisation

Joakim Nivre (
Johan Hall (
Jens Nilsson (

V�xj� University
School of Mathematics and Systems Engineering
SE-35195 V�xj�

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Message 2: 2003 ASIA CALL International Conference

Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 01:01:51 +0000
From: chongld <>
Subject: 2003 ASIA CALL International Conference

2003 ASIA CALL International Conference
Short Title: 2003 ASIA CALL

Date: 02-Dec-2003 - 04-Dec-2003
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Contact: Larry Chong
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 10-Aug-2003

Meeting Description:

The conference is organized by the Asia Computer Assisted Language
Learning Association, to offer Information Technology related to
Language Education and how to develop IT skills in the classroom to
teachers, researchers and students.

- Rescheduled -

2 - 5 DECEMBER 2003

Official language: English
Contact : Larry Chong
Organization: The Asian Association of Computer Assisted Language

2003 ASIA CALL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE has now rescheduled to run
from 2 - 5 December 2003 at RSU (potentially), Bangkok, Thailand,
instead of the previously published dates of 14 - 16. The decision has
been made after considerable consultation with currently confirmed
plenary speakers and committee members in response to the global
concerns relating to the SARS.

When you make your decision to attend ASIA CALL 2003, please consider
the following:

Presentation Sessions
All Plenary speakers and presenters on our Conference have reconfirmed
their attendance at our new Conference in December. Following our
previous Call for Papers we have accepted 70 research papers dealing
with various aspects of CALL, TELL, EFL, EAP, ESP and CMC Linguistics
from around the world, including USA, Canada, Korea, Japan, Singapore,
South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia,
Indonesia, Philippines, Iran, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam and

Re-Opening of CALL for Papers
In view of the new Conference dates we will hereby re-open our earlier
Call for Papers to allow further interested individuals to participate
in the Conference in December 2003.

The overall theme of the conference is:

Sub-topics include, but are not restricted to:
- Language Instruction
- Collaborative CALL projects
- Computer-mediated Instruction
- Corpus Linguistics and Language Instruction
- Web-based Language Instruction
- Distance Language Instruction
- Literature, Culture and Multimedia
- Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning
- Technology Enhanced Language Learning
- CALL & Less commonly taught languages
- CALL & New learning environments

We invite abstracts of up to 200 words for
- Paper presentations (time allotted 30 min)
- A Show & TELL Workshop (approx. 30 - 50 minutes)
- Posters (space allotted 180x 90 cm)

Submit abstracts by email in an attachment to
Remember to give the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, e-mail
address, phone number ,FAX number and 50 word biodata.

Important dates

- Deadline for submission of abstracts: August 10th, 2003.
- Notification of acceptance: August 30th, 2003.

Details regarding the program, registration and hotel accommodation
will be sent out in September 2003. If you submit an abstract, you
will automatically receive this information. If you do not submit an
abstract, send us an email in order to receive our next newsletter.

For more information about the conference, please visit our website
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