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LINGUIST List 16.2963

Thu Oct 13 2005

Calls: Computational Ling/Germany;General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    David Schlangen, Brandial06 (10th Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue Workshop)
        2.    David Elias, North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics 34

Message 1: Brandial06 (10th Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue Workshop)
Date: 10-Oct-2005
From: David Schlangen <dasling.uni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Brandial06 (10th Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue Workshop)

Full Title: Brandial06 (10th Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue Workshop)
Short Title: Brandial06 (Semdial 10)

Date: 11-Sep-2006 - 13-Sep-2006
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Contact Person: David Schlangen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/brandial

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 12-May-2006

Meeting Description:

brandial06, the 10th International Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SEMDIAL10)

First Call for Papers



Potsdam (Germany)
September 11-13 2006

brandial06 will be the tenth in a series of workshops that aims to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogues in fields such as artificial intelligence, formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, philosophy, and psychology. The SemDial conferences are always stimulating and fun, and Potsdam/Berlin is a great place to visit.

INVITED SPEAKERS: To be announced.

We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics of dialogues, including, but not limited to:

- models of common ground/mutual belief in communication
- modelling agents' information states and how they get updated
- multi-agent models and turn-taking
- goals, intentions and commitments in communication
- semantic interpretation in dialogues
- reference in dialogues
- ellipsis resolution in dialogues
- dialogue and discourse structure
- interpretation of questions and answers
- nonlinguistic interaction in communication
- natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems
- multimodal dialogue systems
- dialogue management in practical implementations
- categorisation of dialogue moves or speech acts in corpora
- designing and evaluating dialogue systems

For the first time, we will have a special session (one afternoon), on 'Visual Attention and References to the Visual Situation' separately reviewed (committee TBA) and chaired by Massimo Poesio. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): linguistic and philosophical studies of deixis; eye-tracking studies of reference resolution in situated language use; and computational models of deictic references and reference interpretation. As always, especially encouraged are interdisciplinary submissions, e.g., providing a sound theoretical analysis based on solid empirical evidence.


Authors should submit an 'anonymous' paper of at most 8 single-column pages (for talks with a duration of 25' plus 10' discussion) via the web-site (please indicate if you are submitting for the special session). For the accepted talks, a LaTeX style will be made available for the preparation of the final version.




Submissions due: May 12th, 2006
Notification: July 3rd, 2006
Final version due: August 4th, 2006
Conference: September 11-13, 2006


Jan Alexandersson (DFKI, Saarbruecken)
Ellen Bard (University of Edinburgh)
Johan Bos (Universita di Roma La Sapienza)
Matthew Crocker (Universitaet des Saarlands)
Paul Dekker (University of Amsterdam)
Raquel Fernandez (University of Potsdam)
Jonathan Ginzburg (King's College, London)
Pat Healey (Queen Mary University of London)
Rodger Kibble (Goldsmiths University of London)
Alistair Knott (University of Otago)
Joern Kreutel (Semantic Edge and Universitaet Potsdam)
Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova (Universitaet des Saarlandes)
Alex Lascarides (University of Edinburgh)
Oliver Lemon (University of Edinburgh)
Colin Matheson (University of Edinburgh)
Nicolas Maudet (Universite Paris Dauphine)
Philippe Muller (Universite Paul Sabatier)
Yukiko Nakano (RISTEX Japan)
Massimo Poesio (University of Essex)
Matt Purver (CSLI Stanford)
Hannes Rieser (Universitaet Bielefeld)
David Schlangen (Universitaet Potsdam)
Takenobu Tokunaga (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
David Traum (ICT, University of Southern California)
(more tba.)


The workshop will take place in Potsdam at the ''Neues Palais'' campus at the edge of beautiful Park Sanssouci. The local committee is chaired by David Schlangen and Raquel Fernandez.

Previous workshops in the SEMDIAL series include:
( see also http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/semdial/ )

MunDial'97 (Munich)
Twendial'98 (Twente)
Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
Gotalog'00 (Gothenburg)
Bidialog'01 (Bielefeld)
EDILOG'02 (Edinburgh)
CATALOG'04 (Barcelona)
Dialor'05 (Nancy)

Message 2: North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics 34
Date: 09-Oct-2005
From: David Elias <afroasiaticgmail.com>
Subject: North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics 34

Full Title: North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics 34
Short Title: NACAL 34

Date: 17-Mar-2006 - 19-Mar-2006
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Contact Person: David Elias
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.nacal.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2005

Meeting Description:

NACAL is the North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics. Our 34th Annual Meeting will be held in Seattle, Washington, USA, March 17-19, 2006 (Friday-Sunday).

Papers on linguistic topics relevant to the languages of the Afroasiatic phylum (Chadic, Berber, Cushitic, Omotic, Egyptian, Semitic) will be presented and discussed.

Visit our website at www.nacal.org

Seattle, WA -- The 34th meeting of the North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL 34) will be held in Seattle, Washington, USA, March 17-19, 2006 (Friday-Sunday).

Papers on linguistic topics relevant to the languages of the Afroasiatic phylum (Chadic, Berber, Cushitic, Omotic, Egyptian, Semitic) are requested. While all topics relating to aspects of Afroasiatic languages will be considered, including phonology, grammar, syntax, synchrony, diachrony, sociolinguistics, and epigraphy, the following topics are particularly encouraged:

- Subordinate Clauses
- Internal Reconstruction
- Deictic Markers and Deixis

These topics should be considered as general guidelines and are not intended to be exclusive. No original paper will be rejected on account of its subject, so long as it relates to the languages of the Afroasiatic phylum and it meets the standards established by previous conferences.

To Submit an Abstract

Scholars wishing to present a paper at NACAL 34 must submit an abstract. An abstract describing the precise topic treated with a length of approximately 200-300 words must be sent by December 1, 2005, and can be sent electronically (pdf or word document) or by post.

Electronic submission online: www.nacal.org

Electronic submission by email: afroasiaticgmail.com

Submission by post:
NACAL 34 (2006)
c/o David L. Elias
P.O. Box 1001
Hartford, CT 06143

For submissions by email or by post, you must include, as a minimum, the following information:

Name (indicate: Mr./Mrs./Ms./Dr./Prof.), Academic Affiliation, Address, Telephone, and Email.

For submissions by email, you may include the abstract within the body of your email or send it as an attachment. The following formats are acceptable: .doc, .rtf, .txt, and .pdf.

Visit our website at www.nacal.org!

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