LINGUIST List 14.3184

Thu Nov 20 2003

Calls: Computational Ling/Spain; Digital Writing

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  1. vicedo, EsTAL - ESPA'A for Natural Language Processing
  2. Luuk Van Waes, New Book on *Writing and Digital Media*

Message 1: EsTAL - ESPA'A for Natural Language Processing

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 07:06:56 -0500 (EST)
From: vicedo <>
Subject: EsTAL - ESPA'A for Natural Language Processing

EsTAL - ESPA'A for Natural Language Processing
Short Title: EsTAL 

Date: 20-Oct-2004 - 22-Oct-2004
Location: Alicante, Spain
Contact: Jose Luis Vicedo
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 14-May-2004

Meeting Description:

October 20-22, 2004, Alicante, Spain

Papers are invited on recent, substantial, original, and unpublished
research on all aspects of Natural Language Processing related areas,
including Computational linguistics research and Monolingual and
Multilingual Intelligent language processing and applications.

Hosted by University of Alicante, Spain.

EsTAL continues the series of TAL conferences FracTAL
(Besan�on,France, December 1997); VexTAL (Venice, Italy, November
1999) and PorTAL( Faro, Algarve, Portugal, June 2002).

Papers are invited on recent, substantial, original, and unpublished
research on all aspects of Natural Language Processing related areas,
including, but not limited to the following topics:

Computational linguistics research:
* Spoken and Written Language Analysis and Generation
* Pragmatics, Discourse, Semantics, Syntax and Morphology.
* Lexical Resources
* Word Sense Disambiguation
* Linguistic, Mathematical, and Psychological Models of Language
* Knowledge Acquisition and Representation. Theories and Formalisms.
* Corpus-based and Statistical Language Modelling
* Machine Translation and Translation Aids
* Computational Lexicography 

Monolingual and Multilingual Intelligent language processing and

* Information Retrieval
* Information Extraction
* Question Answering
* Automatic Summarization
* Document Categorization
* Natural Language Interfaces
* Dialogue systems
* Evaluation of Systems.

We welcome submissions on any topic that is of interest to the NLP
community, but we particularly encourage submissions that broaden the
scope of our community through the consideration of practical NLP
applications. We also invite people from industry working on NLP to
send us their submissions and offer an opportunity to discuss and
demonstrate their latest applications.

Submitted papers should describe original work, completed or in
progress, rather than merely planned, and clearly indicate the current
state of advancement of the work. No previously published papers
should be submitted. Simultaneous submission to other conferences is
allowed provided it is explicitly indicated on the identification


 Paper Submission Due: 14 May 2004
 Notification of Acceptance: 20 June 2004
 Camera-ready Paper Due: 1 July 2004
 Conference: 20-22 October 2004


Authors should submit original manuscripts via the EsTAL 2004 Web
site, as PostScript or PDF files. Papers may not exceed 5000 words.
Use at least an 11-point font and no more than 20 double-spaced pages.
The EsTAL2004 home page (
contains further details.

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI) series
(Confirmation pending). Springer-Verlag publishes a full-text
electronic version of LNCS in parallel with the printed version, so
the electronic source of accepted papers will be required (LaTeX 2e
format is preferred).


Patricio Martinez Barco, University of Alicante, Spain

Jos� Luis Vicedo, University of Alicante, Spain

Alfonso Ure�a University of Jaen, Spain
Bernardo Magnini ITC-irst, Italy
Dan Moldovan University of Texas at Dallas, USA
German Rigau University of the Basque Country, Spain
Hans Uszkoreit Saarland University at Saarbr�cken, Germany 
Henri Zingle University of Nice, France
Horacio Rodr�guez Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Horacio Saggion University of Sheffield, United Kingdom 
Igor Melcuk University of Montreal, Canada
Julio Gonzalo Universidad Nacional de Educaci�n a Distancia 
UNED, Spain
Lidia Moreno University of Valencia, Spain
Manuel de Buenaga European University of Madrid, Spain
Manuel Palomar University of Alicante, Spain
Massimo Poesio University of Essex,United Kingdom
Nuno Mamede INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal
Pierre-Andr� Buvet University Paris 13, France
Ruslan Mitkov University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom 
Sanda Harabagiu University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Stephane Chaudiron Ministry of Technology and Research, France
Sylviane Cardey Research Centre Lucien Tesni�re, Univ. of
Franche-Comt�, France
Victor D�az University of Sevilla, Spain
Werner Winiwarter University of Vienna, Austria
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Message 2: New Book on *Writing and Digital Media*

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 14:00:46 +0100
From: Luuk Van Waes <>
Subject: New Book on *Writing and Digital Media*

Dear Colleague, 

We would like to invite you to contribute a chapter to the book
'Writing and Digital Media' to be published in the international book
series Studies in Writing (Kluwer Academic Publishers). The primary
purpose of this volume is to bring together excellent research on
'writing in digital environments' and to discuss this theme from
different perspectives. We would also like to provide comprehensive
coverage of what is known about 'writing & computers' and to point the
way for future research. Topics of interest include but are not
strictly limited to:

* Writing modes and writing environments
* Writing and communication
* Digital tools for writing research
* Writing in online educational environments
* Social and philosophical aspects of writing and new media (CMC)

Abstracts are due 31 December 2003. A more elaborate descriptio n of
the themes for this book and more details about the practical aspects
(deadlines, length of the chapters etc.) can be found on:
Requests for further information can be sent to the editors. Please

Kind regards, Chris Neuwirth * Carnegie Melon University, Mari�lle
Leijten * University of Antwerp, Belgium, Luuk Van Waes * University of
Antwerp, Belgium 

More information about the other volumes in the series can be found on
the website in Writing (Kluwer
Academic Publishers)

The series aims at multiple perspectives of writing, education and
texts. Therefore authors and readers come from various fields of
research, from curriculum development and from teacher
training. Fields of research covered are cognitive, socio-cognitive
and developmental psychology, psycholinguistics, text linguistics,
curriculum development, instructional science. The series aims to
cover theoretical issues, supported by empirical research,
quantitative as well as qualitative, representing a wide range of
nationalities. The intended readers are all those interested in the
foundations of writing and learning and teaching processes in written
composition. The series provides a forum with research from
established researchers, with contributions of young researchers. Each
book focuses on a central theme from the international forum of
writing research. 
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Luuk Van Waes
University of Antwerp
Faculty of Applied Economics - Dept. of Language and Communication
Prinsstraat 13
B 2000 Antwerpen
Belgium. 00 +32 3 220 40 91
f. 00 +32 3 220 47 99
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