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LINGUIST List 16.2395

Wed Aug 17 2005

Calls: Computational Ling/USA; General Ling/USA

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        1.    Vivi Nastase, Trends in Natural Language Processing (FLAIRS 2006)
        2.    Grover Hudson, Michigan Linguistic Society

Message 1: Trends in Natural Language Processing (FLAIRS 2006)
Date: 16-Aug-2005
From: Vivi Nastase <vnastasesite.uottawa.ca>
Subject: Trends in Natural Language Processing (FLAIRS 2006)

Full Title: Trends in Natural Language Processing (FLAIRS 2006)
Short Title: Trends in NLP/CL (FLAIRS)

Date: 11-May-2006 - 13-May-2006
Location: Melbourne Beach, United States of America
Contact Person: Vasile Rus
Meeting Email: vrusmemphis.edu
Web Site: http://www.cs.memphis.edu/~vrus/Flairs-06.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 21-Nov-2005

Meeting Description:

Call for Papers

The track on Trends in Natural Language Processing is a forum for researchers
working in natural language processing(NLP)/computational linguistics(CL) and
related areas. The rapid pace of development of online materials, most of them
in textual form or text combined with other media (visual, audio), has led to a
revived interest for tools capable to understand, organize and mine those
materials. Novel human-computer interfaces, for instance talking heads, can
benefit from language understanding and generation techniques with big impact on
user satisfaction. Moreover, language can facilitate human-computer interaction
for people with disabilities (no typing needed) and elderly leading to an ever
increasing user base for computer systems.

While papers and contributions on traditional basic and applied language
processing issues are welcome, the 2006 track will emphasize novel challenges to
the NLP/CL community: multilingual processing, learning environments, multimodal
communication, bioNLP, spam filtering, security, etc. We also encourage papers
in information retrieval, speech processing and machine learning that present
novel approaches that can benefit from or have an impact on NLP/CL.


We invite highly original papers that describe work in, but not limited to, the
following areas:

1. NL-based Knowledge Representations and systems
2. Lexical Semantics
3. Syntax
4. Semantics
5. Coreference Resolution
6. Word Sense Disambiguation
7. Text Cohesion and Coherence
8. Dialogue Management and Systems
9. Language Generation
10. Language Models
11. Human Computer Interfaces - in particular multimodal human-computer
communication and language as the only acceptable human-computer communication
channel for handicapped and elderly
12. Machine Learning applied to NL problems
13. Multilingual Processing
14. Standardization, Language Resources, Corpora Building and Annotation Languages
15. NL in Learning Environments
16. Semantic Web, Ontologies, Reasoning
17. Applications: Machine Translation, Summarization, Intelligent Tutoring,
Question Answering, Information Extraction, etc.
18. others

Submission Guidelines

Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI formatting
guidelines. The papers should not exceed 6 pages and are due by November 21,
2005. Please note the change from 5 to 6 pages from the first CFP. Additional
pages (7 and more) have to be cleared by the program chairs and will be $100
each. The papers should not identify the author(s) in any manner. Authors should
indicate the special track if one exists that closely matches the topic of their
paper. All submissions will be done electronically via the FLAIRS web submission
system available through the paper submission site at

Conference Proceedings

Papers will be refereed and all accepted papers will appear in the conference
proceedings which will be published by AAAI Press. Selected authors will be
invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of the
International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools (IJAIT) to be published
in 2007.

Organizing Committee

Vasile Rus, The University of Memphis
Vivi Nastase, University of Ottawa

Programme Committee
Andrew Gordon, USC/ICT
Art Graesser, University of Memphis
Pamela Jordan, University of Pittsburgh
Nicoletta Calzollari, CNR, Italy
Susan Haller, University of Wisconsin - Parkside
Claire Gardent, CNRS/LORIA
Tudor Muresan, Technical University of Cluj
Stephen Anthony, University of Sydney
Andrew Olney, University of Memphis
Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas
Smaranda Muresan, Columbia University
Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa
Zdravko Markov, Central Connecticut State University
Vasile Rus, The University of Memphis
Vivi Nastase, University of Ottawa
Constantin Orasan, University of Wolverhampton
Joyce Chai, Michigan State University
Max Louwerse, University of Memphis
Carlo Strapparava, IRST
Zygmunt Vetulani, Adam Mickiewicz University
Paul Morarescu, University of Texas, Dallas
Daniel Hardt, Copenhagen Business School
Christian Hempelmann, Georgia Southern University
Roberto Navigli, University of Rome ''La Sapienza''
Peter Clark, Boeing

Further Information

Questions regarding the NLP Special Track should be addressed to the
track co-chairs:
Vasile Rus at vrusmemphis.edu
Viviana Nastase at vnastasecsi.uottawa.ca

Questions regarding paper submission should be addressed to the
FLAIRS-2006 program co-chairs:
Geoff Sutcliffe, University of Miami
Randy Goebel, University of Alberta

General questions concerning the conference should be addressed to the
FLAIRS-2006 conference co-chairs:
Philip Chan, Florida Institute of Technology
Debasis Mitra, Florida Institute of Technology

Special Tracks Chair
Barry O'Sullivan, University College, Cork

Invited Speakers
Alan Bundy, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Bob Morris, NASA Ames Research Center
Mehran Sahami, Stanford University and Google
Barry Smyth, University College Dublin, Ireland

Conference Web Sites

Paper submission site: http://earth.cs.ccsu.edu/~flairs/submission.html
NLP Special Track web page: http://www.cs.memphis.edu/~vrus/Flairs-06.html
FLAIRS-2006 conference web page: http://www.indiana.edu/~flairs06/
Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS): http://www.flairs.com
Related Special Track on KR and NL.
Message 2: Michigan Linguistic Society
Date: 15-Aug-2005
From: Grover Hudson <hudsonmsu.edu>
Subject: Michigan Linguistic Society

Full Title: Michigan Linguistic Society
Short Title: MLS

Date: 15-Oct-2005 - 15-Oct-2005
Location: East Lansing, MI, United States of America
Contact Person: Grover Hudson
Meeting Email: mlsmsu.edu
Web Site: http://www.msu.edu/~mls/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2005

Meeting Description:

The Michigan Linguistic Society, now in its 35th year, invites papers in all
areas of linguistics.

Abstracts submitted to the LSA Annual Meeting or other linguistics meeting may
be submitted to the MLS meeting.


Deadline for abstracts: Thursday Sept. 1.

Papers are invited in all areas of linguistics.
Abstracts submitted to the LSA Annual Meeting or other linguistics meeting may
be submitted to the MLS meeting.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically to mlsmsu.edu as one-page pdf files
(11 or 12 pt.).

Michigan Linguistic Society, MLS, meeting Saturday, October 15, 2005
at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

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