LINGUIST List 15.479

Thu Feb 5 2004

Calls: General Ling/Australia; Computational Ling/UK

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  1. Jane Simpson, Australian Linguistic Society Annual Conference
  2. icdm, International Conference on Data Mining

Message 1: Australian Linguistic Society Annual Conference

Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 11:08:48 +1100 (EST)
From: Jane Simpson <>
Subject: Australian Linguistic Society Annual Conference

Australian Linguistics Society Annual Conference (*ALS 2004*)


The Australian Linguistic Society Annual Conference will be held in
Sancta Sophia College at the University of Sydney, July 13-15, 2004,
hosted by the Department of Linguistics. The plenary speakers include
Carol Neidle (Boston University) on signed languages, and Cliff
Goddard (University of New England) on semantics. There will also be a
workshop on historical linguistics, "Conflicting Traditions?
Approaching Historical Linguistics from Different Perspectives" with
Sheldon (Shelly) Harrison (University of Western Australia) as keynote


Submissions should be in the form of abstracts only. Abstracts can be
up to 500 words in length and should include a title.

****DUE DATE: March 1, 2004.******

ALS 2004 welcomes work on any area of general linguistics, whether
descriptive, typological, theoretical, sociolinguistic. Previous
conferences have usually had a good selection of papers on languages
of Australia and the Pacific, and in a range of theoretical frameworks
including NSM.

The main conference sessions will involve 30-minute talks (20 min. +
10 min. discussion). Presentations should describe original,
unpublished work. As well, there will be workshops, including one on
different approaches to historical linguistics. Papers for workshops
will be arranged by the workshop convenors. For the historical
linguistics workshop, contact Bethwyn Evans
(, or Luisa Miceli (

You can submit your abstract by e-mail (, or
by regular mail.

ALS2004 c/- Walsh, Simpson, Mushin
Linguistics F12
University of Sydney NSW 2006

FAX 61+2-9351-7572

Abstracts may be submitted on the conference webpage You should receive an
e-mail confirming receipt. We'd like you to submit on the webpage,
because it will save us time in uploading. However, since this is the
first time we have used this software, if you submit by web-page, we'd
also like you to e-mail us just to say that you've sent an abstract

If you don't submit by webpage, please provide the following information:

(for each author:)
(for contact author )

To present a paper, you need to be a member of the Australian
Linguistics Society (

Membership comes with a subscription to the Australian Journal of
Linguistics ( You
can join the society at the time of the annual conference, or you can
join earlier by contacting the Treasurer, Associate Professor Doug
Absalom Faculty of Education & Arts, University of Newcastle, NSW
2300. Ph. 61-2 49216437

Ilana Mushin
Jane Simpson
Michael Walsh

Department of Linguistics F12
University of Sydney NSW 2006
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Message 2: International Conference on Data Mining

Date: 3 Feb 2004 17:00:37 +0900
From: icdm <>
Subject: International Conference on Data Mining

 Call for Workshop Proposals
 The 2004 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM '04)
 Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society
 Brighton, UK
 November 1-4, 2004

The ICDM '04 organizing committee invites proposals for workshops to
be held in conjunction with the conference. The purpose of these
workshops is to provide participants with an informal setting for
discussing innovative work in progress on important new technical
directions.Workshops will be held on November 1, immediately preceding
the conference on November 2-4.
Researchers and practitioners from all areas of the data mining
community are invited to submit proposals for review. The organizers
of approved workshops are expected to define the workshop's focus,
gather and review submissions, and decide upon final program
content.Although the format of the workshop also is to be determined
by the organizers, substantial time should be allotted for
discussion. Two sucessful workshop formats that worked in the past
(somehow complementary) are: (1) a focused, technical area with a
large enough community to sustain it (e.g. "Techniques and
representations for text clustering"), or a cross-field topic
attractive to reserachers from several sub-communities (e.g. "Privacy
and Security of Genetic and Bioinformatics Data").

The schedule for submission and preparation of workshop papers also
will be left to the discretion of the workshop organizers. Because
ICDM will handle publication of the informal workshop proceedings, we
ask that (1) workshop papers be prepared in the same format as ICDM
conference papers (Latex style file available here), (2) workshop
papers adhere to a 10 page limit (2 pages longer than the conference
limit), and (3) workshop organizers prepare the camera-ready
proceedings by October 15.
 May 1 Deadline for proposals
 May 10 Notification of acceptance
 September 15 CR papers for proceedings due
 November 1 Workshops at ICDM '04
 Submission Procedure
Workshop proposals should be submitted electronically (in Postscript,
PDF or MS Word) to the ICDM '04 Workshops Chair, Stan Matwin.
 Stan Matwin, ICDM'04 Workshops Chair
 University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, K1N6N5
 School of Information Technology and Engineering
 Tele: +1 613 562 5800 6679
 Fax:: +1 613 562 5664
How to Propose a Workshop
Proposals for workshops should be at most five pages in length (fewer
if possible) and should contain:
* A brief description of the specific technical issues that the
workshop will address
* The reasons why the workshop is of interest at this time.
* The names, postal address, phone and fax numbers and email addresses
of the Workshop Organizing Committee. This committee should consist
of at least three experts in the field, not all at the same
* The name of one member of the Workshop Organizing Committee who is
designated the contact person.
* A list of previously-organized related workshops by any of the
Workshop Organizing Committee. Previous experience organizing
workshops is not a requirement.
* A list of potential attendees.
* A draft workshop Call for Papers.
* A list of audio-visual or technical requirements and any special
room requirements.
Potential workshop proposers may wish to look at web pages from
ICDM'01 Workshops and ICDM'02 Workshops.
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