LINGUIST List 15.811

Mon Mar 8 2004

Calls: Typology/France; Computational Ling/Switzerland

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  1. marion.blondel, Typology of Poetic Forms
  2. kjokinen, Robust and Adaptive Information Processing for Mobile Speech Interfaces

Message 1: Typology of Poetic Forms

Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 07:01:41 -0500 (EST)
From: marion.blondel <>
Subject: Typology of Poetic Forms

Typology of Poetic Forms

Date: 08-Apr-2005 - 09-Apr-2005
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Jean-Louis AROUI
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Typology 

Call Deadline: 15-May-2004 

Meeting Description:

The aim of the conference is to present papers on different aspects of
poetic forms in various languages of the world. It's not only centered
on the metrics. Specialists of the folklore (songs, nursery rhymes,
slogans, proverbs) as well as specialists of erudite forms (written
poetry, some types of singing) are equally concerned. We expect them
to benefit from a mutual meeting. Actually, some recent work suggests
that typological studies based on both fields are particularly

Andy ARLEO (A.L.P.L., Université de Nantes), Jean-Louis AROUI
(U.M.R. 7023, Université Paris VIII), Dominique BILLY (U.M.R. 7023,
Université de Nantes), Marion BLONDEL (DYALANG, FRE 2787).

Andy ARLEO (A.L.P.L., Université de Nantes), Jean-Louis AROUI
(U.M.R. 7023, Université Paris VIII), Eric BEAUMATIN (E.A. « Langues
romanes », Université Paris III), Dominique BILLY (U.M.R. 7023,
Université de Nantes), Marion BLONDEL (DYALANG, FRE 2787), Carole
CHAUVIN (Centre de dialectologie de Grenoble, E.A. 612), Benoît de
CORNULIER (UMR 7023, Université de Nantes), Jean-Michel GOUVARD (UMR
7023, Université Bordeaux III), Bruno PAOLI (CERMAM, Université
Bordeaux III).

	Marc DOMINICY (U.L.B., Bruxelles, Belgique)
	Nigel FABB (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K.)
	Morris HALLE (M.I.T., Cambridge, U.S.A.)
	Bruce HAYES (U.C.L.A., Los Angeles, U.S.A.)
	Ivan HORVATH (Budapest, Hongrie)
	Mihai NASTA (U.L.B., Bruxelles, Belgique)

15 may 2004
The conference will take place at the « Ecole des HautesEtudes en
Sciences Sociel » (EHESS), 54, bd Raspail, 75006 Paris, FRANCE,
8th-9th april 2005.

The following themes are very welcome :

* Typology itself ;
* The problem of universals ;
* The interface of metrical units and linguistic units ;
* The interface of language and music ;
* Relations betweeen oral forms and written forms ;
* Problems of methodology in quantitative metrics ;
* Comparative works on two or many languages ;
* Works about a specific language with a typological set.

 Papers will be in English or in French.

The proposals of papers have to be abstracts of two pages at the
maximum (bibliography included), written in English or in French. The
deadline for abstracts is 15th may 2004. Authors can send them as
attached pdf or rtf files to:

People who can't transmit the abstract by e-mail may send three copies
on paper (two copies being anonymous) to the following address :

Jean-Louis AROUI
Colloque international « Typologie des formes poétiques »
Université Paris VIII
Département des Sciences du Langage
2, rue de la liberté
93526 Saint-Denis Cedex 02
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Message 2: Robust and Adaptive Information Processing for Mobile Speech Interfaces

Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 11:03:21 -0500 (EST)
From: kjokinen <>
Subject: Robust and Adaptive Information Processing for Mobile Speech Interfaces

Robust and Adaptive Information Processing for Mobile Speech

Date: 28-Aug-2004 - 29-Aug-2004
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: Kristiina Jokinen
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics ,Discourse Analysis
,Phonetics ,Pragmatics ,Semantics ,Syntax

Call Deadline: 26-Mar-2004 
This is a session of the following conference: 20th International
Conference on Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The COLING-04 Satellite Workshop

Robust and adaptive information processing for mobile speech

August 28-29 2004 Geneva Switzerland

Supported by EU Commission and the project DUMAS (Dynamic Universal
Mobility for Adaptive Speech Interfaces, IST-2000-29452)

More information at the workshop website: 
The COLING-04 Satellite Workshop

Description of the workshop

The workshop will focus on adaptation and mobile technology in
intelligent interactive systems. Especially, advanced research on
machine learning techniques and robust technology needed in building
adaptive systems will be discussed and demonstrated. The state of the
art speech and language technology is already on such a high level
that the users can execute simple control commands to direct system
operations, and also have short conversations with the system to
search for information. However, to enable natural multilingual
interaction, the unique requirements that arise from the combination
of adaptive interface design, dialogue research, and language
processing have to be addressed in the system development. We
encourage papers that investigate adaptive multilingual interaction
techniques to handle both spoken and text input and to provide
coordinated linguistic responses to the user. Papers that concern
innovative frameworks and offer new, even controversial view-points
for developing interactive systems are welcome: the goal of the
workshop is to provide a forum for discussing how adaptive information
processing can be combined in spoken dialogue systems to offer natural
and rich interaction with various users.

The two-day workshop is organized around two themes that will be
summarized in two panel sessions, one on each day, and address the
questions such as:

- Robust speech and language processing in practical applications 
- Future challenges for adaptive interaction technology

A predecessor of the workshop was co-organized at the European Chapter
for ACL in Budapest last year. The current workshop will focus on the
scientific results and opportunities provided by the current state of
speech and language technology. It will also function as the final
workshop of the EU-IST project DUMAS, and thus provide an opportunity
for combining high-quality research (presented both in the workshop
and the preceding main conference) with concrete results and practical
development prospects for human language technology.

Topics of Interest

We solicit papers from a number of research areas, including but not
limited to:

- Robust information processing for interactive systems
- Learning and adaptation in mobile environment
- User modelling and spoken dialogue systems 
- Accessibility (vision impaired users in particular)
- Robustness and technological possibilities

We also welcome discussion on the challenges that these viewpoints
pose for dialogue systems and speech interfaces, as well as new ideas
and solutions for adaptive architectures and general
framework. Demonstrations of working systems will be organized as part
of the workshop, and special sections for posters describing
interactive applications and advanced language technology systems can
be organized too.

Workshop Format

The workshop will be a two-day workshop with a tentative programme as

Day 1 					Day 2

Invited Speaker 1			Invited Speaker 3
Scientific papers			Scientific papers
Lunch					Lunch
Invited Speaker 2			Invited Speaker 4
Demonstrations				Posters / Demos
Panel: Robust language 		Panel: Future challenges

The participants are requested to register to the main COLING conference.

Submission of Papers and Abstracts

The workshop is meant to cover both academic researchers as well as
industrial partners. The target audience consists of researchers and
system developers who share an interest in intelligent spoken dialogue
systems and want to know about recent advances in robust speech and
language processing. It is expected that the workshop will also have
relevance to industrial partners, and draw their interest to advances
in speech and language technology research in general.

The papers are expected to be on high scientific value, presenting
both theoretical and practical issues concerning adaptation and
learning in spoken dialogue systems.

The papers must be no longer than 8 pages, including title page,
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. They should be sent electronically to the e-mail address:

The title page (no separate title page is needed) should include the
following information:

 Authors' names, affiliations, and email addresses;
 Preferred thematic session, if any.
 Abstract (short summary up to 5 lines);

The format of the submissions is the same as used in COLING
submission. Style files and instructions to authors are available at 

Papers must be submitted in pdf-format.

Important Dates

Call for papers: 	January 2004
Submission deadline: 	March 26, 2004 
Notification: 		May 14, 2004 
Camera-ready papers: 	June 7, 2004 
Workshop:		August 28-29, 2004 


Workshop website: 

COLING website: 

DUMAS website:

Workshop Publications

All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.
Other publication channels will also be explored (a book, Special

Workshop Organisation

The workshop is co-chaired by Björn Gambäck and Kristiina Jokinen. The
scientific committee will consist of the following experts (most

Alex Bailey, Canon Research Centre Europe, UK
Bill Black, UMIST, England
Peter Boda, Nokia Research Center, Finland
Rolf Carlson, KTH, Sweden
Roberta Catizone, University of Sheffield, UK
Robert Dale, Macqaraire University, Australia
Laila Dybkjaer, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Björn Gambäck, SICS, Sweden
Kristiina Jokinen, University of Art and Design & University of
Helsinki, Finland
Michael McTear, University of Ulster, Ireland
Victor Poznanski, Sharp Laboratories of Europe, UK
Allan Ramsay, UMIST UK
Frank Reh, DaimlerChrysler, Germany
Uli Strempel, Etex, Germany
Alistair Sutcliffe, UMIST, UK
Pasi Tapanainen, Connexor, Finland
Markku Turunen University of Tampere, Finland
Tom Wachtel, Independent Consultant, Italy/UK
Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield, UK

In all correspondence with the chairs, please use the shared email:

Björn Gambäck
 Administrative coordinator of DUMAS 
 SICS, Swedish Institute of Computer Science AB
 Box 1263
 SE- 164 29 Kista, Sweden
 tel. +46-8-633 15 35
 fax +46-8-751 72 30

Kristiina Jokinen
 Scientific coordinator of DUMAS 
 University of Helsinki and
 University of Art and Design Helsinki
 Media Lab 
 Hämeentie 135 C
 00560 Helsinki Finland
 tel. +358-9-756-30225
 fax +358-9-756-30555
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