LINGUIST List 14.2126

Mon Aug 11 2003

Calls: French Ling/Turkey; Computational Ling/Korea

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  1. Superonline, Appel au Symposium International de la Francophonie
  2. Alexander Gelbukh, CICLing-2004

Message 1: Appel au Symposium International de la Francophonie

Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 11:30:43 +0300
From: Superonline <>
Subject: Appel au Symposium International de la Francophonie




Francophonie en Turquie, dans les pays balkaniques et de l'Europe de

ANKARA, 12-14 Mai 2004

 Le Symposium International Pluridisciplinaire de la
"Francophonie en Turquie, dans les pays balkaniques et de l'Europe de
l'Est" organis� par le D�partement de langue et litt�rature fran�aises
de la Facult� des Lettres de l'Universit� Hacettepe en collaboration
avec l'Association des professeurs de fran�ais-Ankara, se tiendra �
l'Universit� Hacettepe du 12 au 14 Mai 2004.

Le symposium s'articulera autour de quatre axes:

	I- Relations entre la France/ la Turquie/ les pays balkaniques/
les pays de l'Europe de l'Est
 - Diplomatiques et politiques
	- Economiques et commerciales 
	- Culturelles

	II- Productions en langue fran�aise 
	- Ouvrages
	- Publications (p�riodiques; revues; articles; dictionnaires
	- M�dia

	III- Recherches

	1. Etudes comparatives
	- Etudes comparatives grammaticales
	- Etudes comparatives litt�raires

	2. Recherches litt�raires
	- Litt�rature fran�aise en Turquie, dans les pays balkaniques
et de l'Europe de l'Est
	- Ecrivains francophones en Turquie, dans les pays balkaniques
et de l'Europe de l'Est

	IV- Etat actuel de la francophonie

	1.Statut de la langue fran�aise en Turquie, dans les pays
balkaniques et de l'Europe de l'Est 
	- Progression, r�gression et/ou l'�tat actuel du fran�ais
	- Emprunts des mots et des expressions fran�ais

	2. Enseignement/Apprentissage du fran�ais en Turquie, dans les
pays balkaniques et de l'Europe de l'Est (Etudes primaires/
	- Formation des enseignants
	- Enseignement/apprentissage du fran�ais langue
�trang�re/langue seconde
	- Enseignement interactif du fran�ais (outils p�dagogiques
	- Usage des nouvelles technologies dans l'enseignement du

 Les communications individuelles ou collectives , en
fran�ais ou en anglais d'une dur�e de 20 minutes devront pouvoir
s'inscrire dans l'un des quatre axes du symposium. Ceux qui d�sirent
prendre part au symposium sont pri�s de faire parvenir leur
proposition de communication de 250 mots au maximum au plus tard le 31
Octobre 2003. La participation au symposium peut �tre � titre
d'intervenant ou � titre d'observateur et les participants peuvent
trouver le formulaire de participation � compter du 30 Septembre sur
notre site web

Pour tout contact:

Zeynep Mennan
Universit� Hacettepe, Facult� des Lettres
D�partement de Langue et Litt�rature Fran�aises
06532 Beytepe-ANKARA

Tel: 00.90.312.297.84.56/50/51
Fax: 0312.299.20.85




"Francophonie" in Turkey, the Balkan States and the Eastern European
ANKARA, 12-14 May 2004

An international and multiidiciplinary Symposium on " "Francophonie"
in Turkey, the Balkans and the Easten Europe" will be organised by the
Department of French Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters,
Hacettepe University in collaboration with the Association of French
Teachers-Ankara. The Symposium will be held in Hacettepe University
between 12th to 14th of May 2004.

The Symposium will be cover four main areas:

	I- Relations between France and Turkey, France and the Balkans
or France and Easten Europe
	- Political /diplomatic relations
	- Economic /commercial relations
	- Cultural relations
	II- French publications 
	- Literary works-fiction
	- Non-fiction (journal, periodicals, articles, dictionaries...)
	- Media

	III- Studies

	1.Comparative studies
	- Comparative grammar
	- Comparative literature

	2.Literary research
	- French literature in Turkey, the Balkans and Easten Europe
	- French-speaking writers in Turkey, the Balkans and Easten

 IV- Current state of "francophonie"

	1.The state of French language in Turkey, the Balkans and the
Easten Europe
	- Progress, regression and/or the present state of French
	- French loanwords and expressions

 2.The teaching and learning of French in Turkey, the Balkans
and Easten Europe (primary/secondry/high school)
	- Teacher training
	- Teaching/learning French as second or foreign language
	- Interactive teaching of French (various means and methods of
teaching French))
	- Use of recent technologies in teaching french

Individual and joint papers related to one of the four above-mentioned
heading not exceeding 20 minutes may be presented in French or
English. Those who wish to present a paper at the symposium, are
invited to submit an abstract, not exceeding 250 words of their paper
no later than Octobre 31, 2003. The symposium is also open to those
who do not wish to present a paper. The participation form can be
obtained from the following web-site
after September 30,2003.

For further information please contact :
Zeynep Mennan
Hacettepe University
Faculty of Letters
Department of French Language and Literature
06532 Beytepe - ANKARA

Tel: 00.90.312.297.84.50/51
Fax : 0312.299.20.95
e-mail : 

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Message 2: CICLing-2004

Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 02:12:45 +0900
From: Alexander Gelbukh <>
Subject: CICLing-2004

PRELIMINARY Call for Papers:

 Fourth International Conference
 on Intelligent Text Processing
 and Computational Linguistics

 February 15 to 21, 2004
 Seoul, Korea



 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 10, short papers: October 20

 To be announced

 To be announced (one: Royal Palaces of Seoul)
 See photos of past events at

 AIR TICKET PRICE FROM EU/US: about $1000 in February


The latest complete version of this CFP is on the website.
Just in case, below is an ABRIDGED text. If you can read the 
website, please go there and IGNORE the rest of this document.


- WHY CICLing?
- Areas of interest
- Important dates
- Registration
- Submission guidelines
- Tentative schedule
- Cultural Program
- Hotel and local guide
- Program Committee

| Why CICLing?

This conference is the fourth CICLing event. We consider the 
following factors to define our identity:

 General interest. The conf covers nearly all topics related
 to computational linguistics. This makes it attractive for
 people from different areas and leads to vivid and interesting
 discussions and exchange of opinions.

 Informal interaction. It is intended for a small group of
 professionals, some 50 participants. This allows for informal
 and friendly atmosphere, more resembling a friendly party than
 an official event. At CICLing you can pass hours speaking with
 your favorite famous scientists who you scarcely could greet in
 the crowd at large confs.

 Excellent excursions. The conference is intended for
 people feeling themselves young in their souls, adventurous
 explorers in both science and life. Our cultural program often
 brings the participants to unique marvels of history and nature 
 hidden from the ordinary tourists.

| Areas of interest 

In general, we are interested in whatever helps, will help eventually,
or might help computers meaningfully process language data.

The conference is intended to the exchange of opinions between the
scientists working in different areas of the growing field of
computational linguistics and intelligent text processing. Our idea is
to get a general view of the state of art in computational linguistics
and its applications.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited by, the following
topics, as long as the topic is presented in computer-related or
formal description aspects:

Computational linguistics research:

 Computational linguistic theories and formalisms
 Representation of linguistic knowledge
 Discourse models
 Text generation
 Statistical methods in computational linguistics
 Corpus linguistics
 Lexical resources

Intelligent text processing and applications:

 Document classification and search
 Information retrieval
 Information extraction
 Text mining
 Automatic summarization
 Spell checking
 Natural language interfaces

Naturally, we welcome the works on processing any language, not
necessarily English, though major languages are of more general
interest. Note: when describing phenomena of languages other than
English, please be sure to make your discussion understandable for
people not familiar with this language.

| Important dates

Submission deadline: October 10, short papers: October 20
Notification of acceptance: October 20, short papers: November 1
Firm camera-ready deadline: November 10
Conf: February 15-21

Authors of rejected full papers will be given a chance to re-submit
their works as short papers.

Please note that the camera-ready deadline is firm. We do not
guarantee the inclusion of any paper that does not arrive
(camera-ready version) by the November 10.
| Registration 

Authors of accepted papers: By submitting a paper, at least one author
thereby promises, in case of acceptance of the paper, to attend the
conf in person to present their paper and to pay the corresponding
early registration fee. Unless the current policy changes, the authors
of accepted papers will register on-site at the early registration
rate. Note: We reserve the right to change this information before
November 15; please check our website.

Public: Please contact before November 10 for
early registration information.

Early registration fee (before November 10):

 Professionals US$ 280
 Students US$ 180

On-site registration fee:

 Professionals US$ 350
 Students US$ 220

A limited number of reduced registrations will be available.
See more info at

| Submission guidelines 

All accepted full and short papers will be published in a Proceedings
volume edited by Springer-Verlag in its Lecture Notes in Computer
Science series.

The full papers should not exceed 12 pages, though we encourage you to
keep it as short as possible (but not shorter!). If you really need
more pages, please let us know:

Short papers should not exceed 4 pages and should, if possible,
contain references to Internet sites where more detail on the work can
be found. Otherwise the format of the short papers is identical to
that of full papers.

Please strictly follow the format guidelines of Springer LNSC series, We cannot guarantee
publication of any paper that does not follow these guidelines. Please
do not hesitate to ask any questions at

We accept only electronic submissions, which should be properly
formatted. To submit a paper, send both or any one of the following at

 PostScript or PDF file. PostScript usually better works
 with non-English characters. 

 Source file in RTF or DOC. Or, file in LaTeX together with
 a PostScript or PDF file.

When sending us the camera-ready paper, please send all of the

 Source file in LaTeX or RTF (not in DOC). If you use LaTeX,
 then also all necessary source files, such as EPS pictures
 and all style files different from llncs.cls (note that the
 use of custom style files is strongly discouraged).

 PostScript and PDF file, if you are unable to produce a PDF
 file. If you use LaTeX, then also DVI file.

 Copyright form (
 by email as a scanned fine fax resolution image.

See more info at

| Tentative schedule 

The specific schedule will be posted in the Program section at the

The following schedule is tentative.

There will be four working days and three days of excursions. You can
arrive on Monday and leave on Friday if you wish; then you will loose
two excursions.

February 15, Sunday:
 Excursion (to be announced).
February 16, Monday:
 Registration. Talks. Welcome party.
February 17, Tuesday:
February 18, Wednesday:
 Excursion (to be announced, probably to the Royal Palaces of
February 19, Thursday:
February 20, Friday:
 Talks and discussions.
February 21, Saturday:
 Excursion (to be announced).

| Welcome Party

The welcome party will be combined with the Poster and Demo section.
We will have some snack, maybe some wine. (No music, no real food,
even no tables, sorry: we consider official banquets waste of your
valuable time.) You will enjoy the informal atmosphere to speak with
each other and with the presenters of the posters and demos. You will
also have a chance to show and discuss your own programs (for this,
please let us know your software and hardware requirements).

| Hotel and local guide

We suggest that it is convenient for the participants to stay in the
same hotel, to facilitate informal interaction. Usually our
participants form ad-hoc informal companies in the hotel reception to
go to some restaurant, walking tours, etc.

We will try to provide free transportation from the recommended hotel
to the conf place. Also, we will try to get discounted rates for the
conf participants in this hotel.

Please notify us in advance if you wish to reserve a room in this
hotel. Please see, Hotel, for specific info.

Also, at the website you will find the following information:

- How to get to the Hotel,
- How to get to the conf place,
- Useful local information: currency and credit cards, transportation,
 food museums, security.

| Program Committee

This is a tentative list! More people will be added.

1. Barbu, Catalina, UK (to be confirmed)
2. Boitet, Christian, France (to be confirmed)
3. Bolshakov, Igor, Mexico
4. Bontcheva, Kalina, UK
5. Brusilovsky, Peter, USA (to be confirmed)
6. Calzolari, Nicoletta, Italy (to be confirmed)
7. Carroll, John, UK (to be confirmed)
8. Cassidy, Patrick, USA (to be confirmed)
9. Cristea, Dan, Romania
10. Gelbukh, Alexander (chair), Mexico
11. Han, SangYong, Korea
12. Harada, Yasunari, Japan
13. Hasida, Koiti, Japan
14. Hirst, Graeme, Canada (to be confirmed)
15. Johnson, Frances, UK (to be confirmed)
16. Kharrat, Alma, USA
17. Kilgarriff, Adam, UK
18. Kittredge, Richard, USA / Canada
19. Knudsen, Line, Denmark (to be confirmed)
20. Koch, Gregers, Denmark (to be confirmed)
21. Kuebler, Sandra, Germany (to be confirmed)
22. Lappin, Shalom, UK (to be confirmed)
23. Laufer, Natalia, Russia (to be confirmed)
24. Lopez-Lopez, Aurelio, Mexico (to be confirmed)
25. Loukanova, Roussanka, USA / Bulgaria (to be confirmed)
26. Luedeling, Anke, Germany
27. Maegaard, Bente, Denmark (to be confirmed)
28. Martin-Vide, Carlos, Spain
29. Mel'cuk, Igor, Canada (to be confirmed)
30. Metais, Elisabeth, France
31. Mihalcea, Rada, USA/Romania
32. Mikheev, Andrei, UK (to be confirmed)
33. Mitkov, Ruslan, UK
34. Murata, Masaki, Japan (to be confirmed)
35. Narin'yani, Alexander, Russia
36. Nevzorova, Olga, Russia (to be confirmed)
37. Nirenburg, Sergei, USA (to be confirmed)
38. Palomar, Manuel, Spain (to be confirmed)
39. Pedersen, Ted, USA
40. Pekar, Viktor, UK
41. Pineda-Cortes, Luis Alberto, Mexico (to be confirmed)
42. Piperidis, Stelios, Greece (to be confirmed)
43. Pustejovsky, James, USA
44. Ren, Fuji, Japan
45. Sag, Ivan, USA
46. Sidorov, Grigori, Mexico
47. Sharoff, Serge, Russia (to be confirmed)
48. Sun Maosong, China (to be confirmed)
49. Tait, John, UK
50. Trujillo, Arturo, UK (to be confirmed)
51. T'sou Ka-yin, Benjamin, Hong Kong (to be confirmed)
52. Van Guilder, Linda, USA
53. Verspoor, Karin, USA / The Netherlands
54. Vilares Ferro, Manuel, Spain (to be confirmed)
55. Wilks, Yorick, UK (to be confirmed)

More info:
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