LINGUIST List 14.3297

Mon Dec 1 2003

Calls: Applied Ling/Spain; Computational Ling

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  1. fipgamap, 14th European Second Language Association
  2. rinaldi, COLING 2004 Workshops

Message 1: 14th European Second Language Association

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 07:19:15 -0500 (EST)
From: fipgamap <>
Subject: 14th European Second Language Association

14th European Second Language Association 
Short Title: EUROSLA 14 

Date: 08-Sep-2004 - 11-Sep-2004
Location: Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
Contact: Maria del Pilar Garcia Mayo
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition
Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2004

Meeting Description:

The 2004 European Second Language Acquisition conference will be
hosted by the Research in English Applied Linguistics (REAL) group at
the University of the Basque Country. The conference will include
doctoral workshops (September 8), plenary lectures, thematic panels,
oral presentations and posters on a wide range of topics dealing with
second language acquisition. 


The organizing committee of the 14th EUROSLA conference invites PhD
students working in the field of SLA to present a paper in English
(10-15 min.) The presentation should focus on methodological or
theoretical problems which you have encountered working on your

If you wish to present a paper you should:
- submit a short summary of your work (1-2 pages)in English where you
present problems you want to discuss at the workshop
- suggest one or more 'resource persons' (researchers within the
field) with whom you would like to discuss your problems (there is no
guarantee that the person suggested will actually take part in the


* deadline for submissions: 31 January 2004
* notification of acceptance: 30 April 2004
* early bird registration: 31 May 2004
* full registration: 1 June 2004


4-9 papers will be selected to present at the workshop. Registration
to the workshop will be required for both active and passive
participants. To take part in the workshop you will also have to
register for the ordinary conference (i.e. pay the conference fee).

* I accordance with the principles laid down by the EUROSLA, studies
on purely didactic research cannot be accepted.
* Taking part in the doctoral workshop does not prevent anyone from
presenting a paper at the ordinary conference.
* Overhead projectors will be available. If you need any other
equipment such as tape recorders, this must be requested in advance.
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Message 2: COLING 2004 Workshops

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 09:45:52 -0500 (EST)
From: rinaldi <>
Subject: COLING 2004 Workshops

COLING 2004 Workshops 

Date: 28-Aug-2004 - 29-Aug-2004
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: Michael Hess
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2003 

This is a session of the following conference: 20th International
Conference on Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The COLING Organising Committee invites proposals for workshops to be
held at COLING 2004

University of Geneva, Switzerland

Main conference: August 23rd-27th, 2004
Workshops: August 28th-29th, 2004

Following the regular program of the main conference, workshops on
current topics in Computational Linguistics will be held on 28th-29th,
August 2004, at the conference venue. Workshops will normally last one
day, but may extend to a second day if required. Proposals by
qualified individuals interested in organising a workshop are
solicited. The goal of the workshops is to provide an informal forum
for researchers to discuss important research questions and
challenges. Controversial issues, open problems, and comparisons of
competing approaches are encouraged and preferred as workshop
topics. Representation of alternative viewpoints and panel-style
discussions are particularly encouraged. Workshops are intended to
ignite discussions of unresolved problems of the field, to present
thought provoking ideas, and to introduce controversial topics. They
are not meant to teach participants methodologies and techniques, or
to present working systems (this is the purpose of tutorials).

Preference will be given to workshops that reserve a significant
portion of time for open discussion or panel discussion, as opposed to
pure ''mini-conference'' format. An example format is:

 * Tutorial lecture providing background and introducing
 terminology relevant to the topic.
 * Two short lectures introducing different approaches, alternating
 with discussions after each lecture.
 * Discussion or panel presentation.
 * Short talks or panels alternating with discussion and 
 question/answer sessions.
 * General discussion and wrap-up.

We suggest that organizers allocate at least 50% of the workshop
schedule to questions, discussion, and breaks. Past experience
suggests that workshops otherwise degrade into mini-conferences as
talks begin to run over.

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Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, as soon as possible,
but no later than December 15, 2003. The subject line should be:
''COLING 2004 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL''. Those interested in organising a
workshop should send a brief proposal (in plain text) to:

Michael Hess (, describing

* A title and brief (2-page max) description of the workshop topic and
 content, including a description of the proposed workshop format,
 regarding the mix of events such as paper presentations, invited
 talks, panels, and general discussion.

* relevance to COLING

* the target audience

* approximate number of participants expected

* tentative schedule for the workshop (at least half a day, up to two

* a calendar of deadlines for submission, notification, and
camera-ready copy (which must be compatible with COLING deadlines)

* programme committee for the workshop

* relevant experience of the organiser(s)

* the name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and webpage
of each chair

* facilities required (overhead projector, beamer, computer, etc.)

The goal of the workshops is to provide an opportunity to focus
intensively on a specific topic within computational
linguistics/NLP. The workshop should bring together researchers and
practitioners from different communities to discuss recent results and
trends in the field.

The workshop proposers will be responsible for the organisational
aspects (e.g. workshop call preparation and distribution, review of
papers, notification of acceptance, coordinating workshop
participation and content, assembling of the workshop proceedings,

Proposers are encouraged to submit as early as possible to ensure that
appropriate arrangements can be made to accommodate all workshop
sessions, and to provide adequate time for proposal evaluation and

Finances: Workshops are expected to be financially
self-supporting. The conference organizers will establish workshop
registration rates so as to provide the room, audio-visual equipment,
Internet access, snacks for breaks, and the workshop proceedings. The
registration fee will be waived for invited speakers at workshops (up
to a maximum of two invited speakers) but no remuneration or other
reimbursement of expenses will be covered from the workshop
registration fees.

Deadlines for workshops proposals

* Electronic submission of proposals: December 15, 2003
* Notification to proposers: January 16, 2004

Programme Committee

Michael Hess (
Fabio Rinaldi (
Kai-Uwe Carstensen (
(Institute of Computational Linguistics, University of Zurich)

Rolf Schwitter (
Diego Molla (
(Department of Computing, Macquarie University, Sydney) 
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