LINGUIST List 15.109

Thu Jan 15 2004

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  2. kei, 6th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Languages

Message 1: ESSLLI 2004 Workshop CfP: NLP for Multimedia Applications

Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 16:41:32 +0100
From: Declerck <declerckdfki.de>
Subject: ESSLLI 2004 Workshop CfP: NLP for Multimedia Applications



 CALL FOR PAPERS

 NLP for Multimedia Applications

 http://www.dfki.de/~declerck/esslli04.htm

 16-20 August, 2004 Nancy, France

organised as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language and
Information ESSLLI 2004 (http://esslli2004.loria.fr/) 9-20 August,
2004 in Nancy

Workshop Organizers:
Thierry Declerck (declerckdfki.deb)
Elisabeth Andr (andreinformatik.uni-augsburg.de)


Workshop Purpose:
The Workshop aims to provide a discussion platform between advanced
PhD students and researchers, who are interested in the topics
typically addressed at ESSLLI, and possible multimedia applications
involving research results from Language Processing. The submissions
should not necessarily describe achieved work, but can
 present advanced ideas on how to combine NLP and Multimedia applications. 

Workshop Topics:
The workshop will explore some issues on the role natural language
processing (NLP) can play within the increasing number of multimedia
(MM) applications that more and more are influencing our everyday
life. Multimodality can be addressed as well, as long as multimedia
aspects are considered. Main questions to be addressed will be:

- How to integrate multimedia input including natural language (spoken
or written);
- How to combine natural language with other media in order to
generate high quality multimedia output;
- How to make use of NL for efficient access to MM archives, Including
interactive retrieval;
- Multimedia segmentation, indexing, summarization, and presentation;
- Multimedia and multimodal interaction;
- How to extend multilingual NLP applications (like Question Answering
etc) into a multi-source and multimedia setting;
- Representation (and reasoning about) of multimedia/multimodal
discourse and context

The workshop will also investigate the type of formalisms and
standards to be used for this integration task. Contributions on basic
research and on running or achieved projects dealing with the topics
are welcome.

Papers addressing one or more of the following topics are also
welcome, but there should be some clear possible relationships to NLP,
including logical issues: MPEG, multimedia/multimodal content, coding
schemes, metadata, knowledge representation for multimedia content
(multimedia ontologies), semantic annotation of multimedia content or
search, retrieval and Web applications.

Submission details:
Authors are invited to submit full papers describing original work or
proposals on the topics mentioned above. Submissions should not exceed
8 pages and are not anonymous. The following formats are accepted: PDF
or PS. Please send your submissions electronically to Thierry Declerck
(declerckdfki.de), mentioning "NLP_MM Submission" in the subject line
of your mail. Your submission will be reviewed by at least two
reviewers of the Programme Committee or additional reviewers. The
accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by
ESSLLI. The format for the final version will be following the ACL
style (details on the ACL 2002 styles can be found at
http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~lindek/acl02/style/). So the submissions
should ideally be conformant to this one.

Workshop Format:
The Workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants.
It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive
days in the second Week of ESSLLI. There will 2 or 3 slots for paper
presentation and discussion per session. On the first day the
organisers will give an introduction to the workshop topics.

Programm Committee:
Noelle Carbonell, LORIA, CNRS & INRIA (Nancy & Paris, France)

Jean-Michel Borde, Digital Visuel (Paris, France)
Yiannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH/ITI (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Laurent Romary, Loria (Nancy, France)
Elisabeth Andr, University of Augsburg (Augsburg, Germany)
Thierry Declerck, University of Saarland & DFKI GmbH (Saarbrcken,
Germany)
Horacio Saggion, University of Sheffield (Sheffield, England)
Jan Kuper, University of Twente (Twente, The Netherlands) 
Marcel Worring, ISIS at University of Amsterdam, (Amsterdam, The
Netherlands)
Ebroul Izquierdo, Queen Mary College (London, England) 
Joachim Koehler, Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication (Bonn,
Germany)
 
Local Arrangements:
All workshop participants are required to register for ESSLLI. The
registration fee for authors presenting a paper will be the same as
the early student/workshop speaker registration fee.

Important Dates:
Submissions: March 5, 2004
Notification: April 19, 2004
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2004
Preliminary programme: April 23, 2004
Final programme: June 25, 2004
Workshop: August 16-20, 2004

Further Information: 
About ESSLLI: ESSLLI 2004 in Nancy
About the Workshop: http://www.dfki.de/~declerck/esslli04.htm



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Message 2: 6th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Languages

Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2004 18:30:06 -0500 (EST)
From: kei <keiaya.yale.edu>
Subject: 6th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Languages

6th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Languages 
Short Title: JSLS2004 

Date: 17-Jul-2004 - 18-Jul-2004
Location: Nagoya, Japan, Japan
Contact: Kei Nakamura
Contact Email: keiaya.yale.edu 
Meeting URL: http://cow.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/jsls/2004/cfp-e.htm 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2004 


Meeting Description:

The Japanese Society for Language Sciences invites proposals for our
Sixth Annual International Conference, JSLS 2004. We welcome proposals
for paper and poster presentations and for one symposium. As keynote
speakers, we will invite Bonnie Schwartz (University of Hawai'i at
Manoa) and Yukio Otsu (Keio University).

JSLS2004 Conference Committee Chair
Susanne Miyata (Aichi Shukutoku University)

Conference Dates/ Location
The Sixth Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for
Language Sciences will be held as follows:
(1) July 17 (Saturday)- 18 (Sunday), 2004
(2) Aichi Shukutoku University, Nagoya, Japan

Submissions
We would like to encourage submissions on research pertaining to
language sciences, including linguistics, psychology, education,
computer science, brain science, and philosophy, among others. We will
not commit ourselves to one or a few particular theoretical
frameworks. We will respect any scientific endeavor that aims to
contribute to a better understanding of the human mind and the brain
through language.

Submission Deadline
All submissions should be e-mailed by February 28, 2004 (Sunday).

Submission guidelines are available on the JSLS 2004 website at:
http://cow.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/jsls/2004/cfp-e.htm

All questions regarding the JSLS 2004 conference should be addressed
to:

Kei Nakamura
JSLS 2004 Conference Coordinator
14-21 Sarugakucho
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033
JAPAN
e-mail: keiaya.yale.edu

Aichi Shukutoku University, Nagoya, Japan
The Japanese Society for Language Sciences invites proposals for our
Sixth Annual International Conference, JSLS 2004. We welcome proposals
for paper and poster presentations. As keynote speakers, we will
invite Bonnie Schwartz (University of Hawai'i at Manoa) and Yukio Otsu
(Keio University).

JSLS2004 Committee Chair: Susanne Miyata (Aichi Shukutoku University)

Qualifications for Presenters
All presenters should be members of JSLS by May 24, 2004. (It is not
necessary for co-presenters to be members.)

Please refer to the following website for membership information: 
http://jchat.sccs.chukyo-u.ac.jp/JSLS/

All presenters should pre-register for the JSLS 2004 conference by May
24, 2004.

Papers should be original and unpublished.

We will accept multiple submissions from the same individual, however,
you can only be the single or first author of one paper.

Each presentation will be 25 minutes long. (20 minutes for
presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A).

The language of presentations may be either Japanese or English.

Submission Deadline & Review Process

All submissions should be e-mailed by February 28, 2004 (Sunday).

Please send the following items to the review committee chairperson,
Hirohide Mori.

Paper and poster presentations 

We will only accept submissions via e-mail. Please send your
submissions to the following address, in the following manner:

To: jsls2004-submissionnausicaa.cyber.sccs.chukyo-u.ac.jp 
Subject: Paper Submission (or Poster Submission) 

Send the following application form in the main text, and your
abstract as an attachment.

(1) Application form 

 presentation title

 presentation category (paper or poster)

 name of presenter(s), affiliation(s)

 mailing address

 email address

 telephone number

 language of the paper/poster

 language of the presentation (only for papers)

 keywords (about 5 words)

(2) Title and Abstract

(a) Format
paper: maximum 4 pages (including title, tables, figures, &
references)
poster: 2 pages (including title, tables, figures, & references)
(Do not include any information which may reveal your identity.)

paper size: A4 or letter-size
margins: in the case of A4: Up and Bottom: 30mm
 Left and Right: 25mm
 In the case of letter-size All: 1 inch
font style: Times New Roman (or similar one)
font size: Body: 12 point Notes & References:10 point

(b) save the file as ''pdf file'' or ''text file''. Please note that
other formats will not be accepted.

(c) save your file under your own name (eg.: brown-roger.pdf).

Each abstract will be reviewed anonymously by several
reviewers. Notification of acceptance will be made by early May. (Some
''paper'' proposals might be accepted as ''poster'' presentations.)

If your proposal is accepted, you will be requested to send a copy of
your paper (Maximum length for papers is 6-pages, for posters 2-pages)
by May 24.

This paper will appear in the Conference Handbook. Excellent papers
may be published as a collection of papers titled

 ''Studies in Language Sciences''.

Symposium
We will only accept submissions via e-mail for the symposium until
February 28, 2004.

Please send an e-mail proposal to the following address, in the
following manner:

To: hiromoridc4.so-net.ne.jp 
Subject: Symposium Proposal

Please send your abstract in the main text (not as an attachment). 
(1) Application Form
 symposium title
 name of the organizer(s) and affiliation(s)
 email address
 telephone number
 name and affiliations of symposium speakers

(2) a detailed abstract consisting of an outline of the symposium with
abstracts from each speaker. Overall length: 800 to 1600 words in
English or 3000 to 6000 characters (moji)in Japanese (equivalent to
two to four pages on A4 or letter-size paper).

All questions regarding the JSLS 2004 conference should be addressed
to:

Kei Nakamura
JSLS 2004 Conference Coordinator
14-21 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033 JAPAN
e-mail: keiaya.yale.edu
Inquiries by phone will not be accepted.

 
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