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  1. a.s.belz, 3rd International Natural Language Generation Conference
  2. strube, 5th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue

Message 1: 3rd International Natural Language Generation Conference

Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 06:11:43 +0000
From: a.s.belz <a.s.belzitri.brighton.ac.uk>
Subject: 3rd International Natural Language Generation Conference


3rd International Natural Language Generation Conference
Short Title: INLG 2004

Date: 14-Jul-2004 - 16-Jul-2004
Location: Careys Manor, Brockenhurst, New Forest, United Kingdom
Contact: Roger Evans
Contact Email: inlg04itri.brighton.ac.uk 
Meeting URL: http://www.itri.brighton.ac.uk/inlg04

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 12-Mar-2004

Meeting Description:

The Third International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG
2004) will be held 14th to 16th July 2004 at Carey's Manor in
Brockenhurst in the middle of the New Forest, UK. This conference
continues a twenty-year tradition of biennial workshops and
conferences on natural language generation. Submissions are invited
on all aspects of language generation, and the programme will include
invited speakers and a student session. INLG 2004 will immediately
precede ACL 2004 which will be held 21st to 26th July in Barcelona,
Spain. 

Call for Papers

Conference venue: Careys Manor, New Forest, UK
Host institution: ITRI, University of Brighton, UK
Website: http://www.itri.brighton.ac.uk/inlg04

Important Dates

Paper registration deadline: March 5, 2004
Paper submissions deadline: March 12, 2004
Notification of acceptance: April 12, 2004
Camera ready papers due: May 5, 2004
INLG04 Conference: July 14-16, 2004

The Association for Computational Linguistics Special Interest Group
on Generation (SIGGEN) invites the submission of papers for its 3rd
biennial conference. Papers are invited on substantial, original, and
unpublished research on all aspects of natural language generation,
including, but not limited to:
 
* Communicative goal and message specification, content selection
* Text planning, discourse models, argumentation strategies
* Sentence realization, formalisms and models of grammar, sentence
aggregation, lexical choice
* Wide coverage generation
* Knowledge acquisition and resources for generation
* Style and stylistic control of generators
* Architecture of generators
* Multimodal and multimedia generation
* Multilingual generation
* Statistical approaches to generation
* Psychological modelling of language production
* Machine learning methods for generation
* Evaluation methodologies for generation
* Generation for speech synthesis
* Applications of generation, including areas such as document and
data summarization, knowledge management, the semantic web and mobile
computing

Proceedings

The proceedings of INLG04 will be published by Springer Verlag as part
of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) Series
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/index.html).

Requirements

Papers should describe original work, emphasizing completed work
rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of
completion of the reported results. Wherever appropriate, concrete
evaluation results should be included. A paper submitted to INLG 2004
cannot have previously been published. Papers that are being
submitted to other conferences or workshops must indicate this.

Reviewing

Reviewing of papers will be blind. Reviewing will be managed by an
international Conference Programme Committee. Each submission will be
reviewed by at least three reviewers. Final decisions on the
technical programme will be made by the Conference Programme Committee
chairs.

Submission information

Submissions should follow the style instructions specified in the
LNCS/ LNAI Instructions for Authors 
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) 
and should be converted to PDF format. Papers must not exceed eight 
(8) pages, including references.

NOTE: The LNCS/LNAI Instructions for Authors provide templates for
both LaTeX and Word. However, for final submission of accepted papers,
we will have a strong practical preference for LaTeX source to allow
us to construct the compiled document. Authors are therefore urged to
use LaTeX to create submissions from the outset wherever possible.

As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors'
names and affiliations. In the paper, please insert the paper
registration number (see below) instead of of the authors' names.
Furthermore, self-references that reveal the authors' identity, e.g.,
''We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...'', should be avoided.
Instead, use citations such as ''Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991)
...''.

Papers that do not conform to these requirements may be rejected
without review.

Submission procedure

Paper submission will be a web-based two-stage process.

(1) Paper registration

You must submit a notification of submission by filling out the form
provided on the INLG04 submission web page. The authors should fill
in the title of the paper, the authors' names, affiliations, and email
addresses, one or two general topic areas, up to 5 keywords specifying
the subject area, and a short summary (up to 200 words). The authors
should also specify whether the paper is under consideration for other
conferences or workshops, and if so, which ones.

Each submission will be assigned an identification number. Please use
it on all correspondence with the programme committee.

(2) Paper submission

All papers must be submitted electronically at the INLG04 submission
web page. The first page of your paper must include the
identification number obtained from paper registration. The paper
must be submitted no later than the deadline. Papers submitted after
that time will not be reviewed. Papers must be in PDF format.

Important Dates

Paper registration deadline: March 5, 2004
Paper submissions deadline: March 12, 2004
Notification of acceptance: April 12, 2004
Camera ready papers due: May 5, 2004
INLG04 Conference: July 14-16, 2004

Programme committee

Chairs: Roger Evans, Paul Piwek, Anja Belz (ITRI)

To date, the following people have kindly accepted invitations to join
the INLG04 Programme Committee. Additions to this list will be posted
on the conference website.

 * Ion Androutsopoulos, Informatics, Athens University of Economics
 and Business, Greece
 * Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T, USA
 * Regina Barzilay, CSAIL, MIT, USA
 * John Bateman, Bremen University, Germany
 * Tilman Becker, DFKI, Germany
 * Sandra Carberry, CIS, University of Delaware, USA
 * Alison Cawsey, CEE, Heriot Watt University, UK
 * Robert Dale, Maquarie University, Australia
 * Kees van Deemter, ITRI, Brighton University, UK
 * Michael Elhadad, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
 * Nancy Green, Mathematical Sciences, University of North Carolina
 at Greensboro, USA
 * Helmut Horacek, Saarland University, Germany
 * Eduard Hovy, ISI, University of Southern California, USA
 * Aravind Joshi, CIS, University of Pennsylvania, USA
 * Min-Yen Kan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
 * Emiel Krahmer, Computational Linguistics, Tilburg University,
 Netherlands
 * Rodger Kibble, Goldsmith's College, University of London, UK
 * Inderjeet Mani, Georgetown University, USA
 * Daniel Marcu, ISI, University of Southern California, USA
 * Colin Matheson, Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
 * Kathleen McCoy, CIS, University of Delaware, USA
 * Kathleen McKeown, CS, Columbia University, USA
 * Detmar Meurers, Linguistics, Ohio State University, USA
 * Johanna Moore, Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
 * Mick O'Donnell, Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
 * Jon Oberlander, Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
 * Shimei Pan, CS, Columbia University, USA
 * Ehud Reiter, Aberdeen University, UK
 * Matthew Stone, CS, Rutgers University, USA
 * Sebastian Varges, ITRI, University of Brighton, UK
 * Nigel Ward, CS, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
 * Ingrid Zukerman, CSSE, Monash University, Australia

For further information about the conference, see the INLG04
conference website: http://www.itri.brighton.ac.uk/inlg04
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Message 2: 5th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue

Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 06:12:58 -0500 (EST)
From: strube <strubeeml-research.de>
Subject: 5th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue


5th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue 
Short Title: SIGdial04 

Date: 30-Apr-2004 - 01-May-2004
Location: Boston, MA, United States of America
Contact: Michael Strube
Contact Email: sigdial04eml.research.de 
Meeting URL: http://sigdial04.eml-research.de 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 12-Jan-2004 

Meeting Description:

Continuing with a series of successful workshops in Hong Kong,
Aalborg, Philadelphia,and Sapporo this workshop spans the ACL and ISCA
SIGdial interest area of discourse and dialogue. This series provides
a regular forum for the presentation of research in this area to both
the larger SIGdial community as well as researchers outside this
community. The workshop is organized by SIGdial, which is sponsored
jointly by ACL and
ISCA.

 First Announcement

	 5th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue

 Boston, April 30 and May 1, 2004

 (immediately preceding HLT-NAACL)

Continuing with a series of successful workshops in Hong Kong,
Aalborg, Philadelphia, and Sapporo this workshop spans the ACL and
ISCA SIGdial interest area of discourse and dialogue. This series
provides a regular forum for the presentation of research in this area
to both the larger SIGdial community as well as researchers outside
this community. The workshop is organized by SIGdial, which is
sponsored jointly by ACL and ISCA.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

We welcome formal, corpus-based, implementational or analytical work
on discourse and dialogue including but not restricted to the
following three themes:

(1) Discourse Processing and Dialogue Systems
Discourse semantic and pragmatic issues in NLP applications such as
text summarization, question answering, information retrieval
including topics like:
* Discourse structure, temporal structure, information structure;
* Discourse markers, cues and particles and their use;
* (Co-)Reference and anaphora resolution, metonymy and bridging
 resolution;
* Subjectivity, opinions and semantic orientation.

Spoken, multi-modal, and text/web based dialogue systems including
topics such as:
* Dialogue management models;
* Speech and gesture, text and graphics integration;
* Strategies for preventing, detecting or handling miscommunication
 (repair and correction types, clarification and under-specificity,
 grounding and feedback strategies);
* Utilizing prosodic information for understanding and for
disambiguation.

(2) Corpora, Tools and Methodology
Corpus-based work on discourse and spoken, text-based and multi-modal 
dialogue including its support, in particular:
* Annotation tools and coding schemes; 
* Data resources for discourse and dialogue studies;
* Corpus-based techniques and analysis (including machine learning);
* Evaluation of systems and components, including methodology, metrics
 and case studies,
* Discovery from corpora.

(3) Pragmatic and/or Semantic Modeling
The pragmatics and/or semantics of discourse and dialogue (i.e., beyond 
a single sentence) including the following issues: 
* The semantics/pragmatics of dialogue acts (including those which are 
 less studied in the semantics/pragmatics framework);
* Models of discourse/dialogue structure and their relation to
 referential and relational structure;
* Prosody in discourse and dialogue;
* Models of presupposition and accommodation; operational models of 
 conversational implicature.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS AND ABSTRACTS

The program committee welcomes the submission of long papers for full
plenary presentation as well as short papers and demonstrations. Short
papers and demo descriptions will be featured in short plenary
presentations, followed by posters and demonstrations.
 
* Long papers must be no longer than 8 pages, including title,
 examples, references, etc. In addition to this, two additional pages
 are allowed as an appendix which may include extended example
 discourses or dialogues, algorithms, graphical representations, etc.
 
* Short papers and demo descriptions should aim to be 4 pages or less 
 (including title, examples, references, etc.)

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or
publications must provide this information (see submission format); in
the event of multiple acceptances, authors must notify the program
chairs as to the meeting they choose to present their work by February
23, 2004, at the latest in order for their work to be included in the
proceedings. SIGdial 04 cannot accept for publication or
presentation work that will be (or has been) published elsewhere.

Authors are encouraged to make illustrative materials available, on
the web or otherwise. For example, excerpts of recorded conversations,
recordings of human-computer dialogues, interfaces to working systems,
etc.

IMPORTANT DATES (subject to change)

Submission January 12, 2004
Notification February 16, 2004
Final submissions March 08, 2004
Workshop	 April 30-May 01, 2004

WEBSITES
Workshop website: http://sigdial04.eml-research.de
Sigdial website: http://www.sigdial.org
HLT-NAACL04 website: http://www.hlt-naacl04.org

CONTACT
sigdial04eml-research.de

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Michael Strube, EML Research gGmbH, Germany (co-chair)
Candy Sidner, MERL, USA (co-chair)

Jan Alexandersson, DFKI, Germany
Johan Bos, University of Edinburgh, UK
Sandra Carberry, University of Delaware, USA
Jean Carletta, University of Edinburgh, UK
Justine Cassell, Northwestern University, USA
Jennifer Chu-Carroll, IBM Research, USA
Mark Core, University of Edinburgh, UK
Deborah Dahl, Conversational Technologies, USA
Renato DeMori, Universite d'Avignon, France
Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Sanda Harabagiu, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Koiti Hasida, Sony/AIST, Japan
Beth Ann Hockey, RIACS, USA
Amy Isard, University of Edinburgh, UK
Masato Ishizaki, University of Tokyo, Japan
Michael Johnston, AT&T Research, USA
Pamela Jordan, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Andrew Kehler, University of California San Diego, USA
Staffan Larsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Susan Luperfoy, Stottler Henke Associates, USA
Erwin Marsi, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
Massimo Poesio, University of Essex, UK
Matthew Purver, Kings College London, UK
Alex Rudnicky, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
David Schlangen, University of Potsdam, Germany
Elizabeth Shriberg, SRI and ICSI, USA
Ronnie Smith, East Carolina University, USA
Manfred Stede, University of Potsdam, Germany
Oliviero Stock, ITC-IRST, Italy
Richmond Thomason, University of Michigan, USA
Syun Tutiya, Chiba University, Japan
Renata Vieira, UNISINOS, Brasil
Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh, UK
Janyce Wiebe, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Massimo Zancanaro, ITC-IRST, Italy
Michelle Zhou, IBM Research, USA 
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