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LINGUIST List 16.3486

Wed Dec 07 2005

Calls: Computational Ling/Belgium;General Ling/Germany

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


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        1.    Mertens Piet, Traitement Automatique du Langage Naturel 2006
        2.    Katja Grauwinkel, Speech Prosody 2006


Message 1: Traitement Automatique du Langage Naturel 2006
Date: 07-Dec-2005
From: Mertens Piet <Piet.Mertensarts.kuleuven.be>
Subject: Traitement Automatique du Langage Naturel 2006



Full Title: Traitement Automatique du Langage Naturel 2006
Short Title: TALN 2006

Date: 10-Apr-2006 - 13-Apr-2006
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Contact Person: Cedrick Fairon
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://cental.fltr.ucl.ac.be/~taln2006

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 19-Dec-2005

Meeting Description:

An International Conference on Computational Linguistics, organized under the aegis of ATALA, the French Association for Natural Language Processing.

LAST CALL FOR PAPERS

Important Dates

Submission deadline: December 19, 2005
Notification to authors: January 23, 2006
Final version: February 20, 2006
Conference: April 10-13, 2006

URL: http://www.taln.be
mail: taln06tedm.ucl.ac.be

The 13th Conference on Natural Language Processing (TALN 2006) will be
held in Leuven, Belgium, on April 10-13, 2006. The conference is
organized by the ''Centre de traitement automatique du langage'' (CENTAL)
of the University of Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve) and by the
Centre for Automatic Linguistic Analysis (ALA) of the University of
Leuven (KULeuven).

TALN 2006 is organized under the aegis of ATALA (Association pour le
Traitement Automatique des Langues, Association for NLP) and will be held
jointly with RECITAL 2006, the conference for young researchers (call for
papers to be issued separately, see the conference website).

The conference will include oral and poster communications, invited
conferences, workshops and tutorials.

The official language is French.

TOPICS

Papers are requested in all areas of NLP, including (but not restricted to) :

- Lexicon : databases containing morphological, syntactic, semantic,
and/or phonological information
- Analysis, generation and lexicons in the following domains :
- Phonetics and phonology
- Morphology
- Syntax
- Semantics
- NLP applications
- Text analysis
- Text summarization
- Text generation
- Text-to-speech synthesis
- Natural language interfaces
- Machine translation
- Information retrieval
- CALL
- Logical, symbolic and statistical approaches

All selected papers will be published in the proceedings. In addition, the
scientific committee will select two papers, which will be recommended for
publication in the journal ''Traitement Automatique des Langues'' (T.A.L.).

SELECTION

Authors are invited to submit original research work. Submissions will be
reviewed by at least two experts of the domain. Decisions will be based
on the following criteria :

- importance and originality of the paper
- scientific and technical soundness
- comparison of the results obtained with those found in relevant works
- clarity of the presentation
- relevance to the conference topics

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Papers will be written in French for French-speaking authors and
in English for authors who don't master French.

Papers should not exceed 10 pages, in Times 12, single-spaced (approx.
3,000 words), including figures, examples and references.

A LaTeX style file and a Word template are available on the
conference website. The page format is A4.

An interactive form for the subsmission of articles is provided on
the conference website. Papers should be uploaded in PDF format.

Instructions for the conversion of Word documents into PDF format
are available on the conference website.

The final versions should be sent either in Latex format or in RTF
format (Word), to the email address indicated in the message of
acceptance.

In case of impossibility of electronic submission, three hard copies
of the paper must be sent to:

Cedrick Fairon
UCL - CENTAL
1, place Blaise Pascal
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Belgique

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Practical information can be found on the conference website.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Piet Mertens, ALA, Linguistics Department, K.U.Leuven
Cédrick Fairon, CENTAL, Université de Louvain (UCL)
Anne Dister, CENTAL, UCL
Patrick Watrin, CENTAL, UCL
Laurent Kevers, CENTAL, UCL
Bernadette Dehottay, CENTAL, UCL
Claude Devis, CENTAL, UCL
Marc Durieux, CENTAL, UCL
Michel Thomas, CENTAL, UCL
Isabelle Lecroart, CENTAL, UCL



Message 2: Speech Prosody 2006
Date: 07-Dec-2005
From: Katja Grauwinkel <grauwinkeltfh-berlin.de>
Subject: Speech Prosody 2006



Full Title: Speech Prosody 2006

Date: 02-May-2006 - 05-May-2006
Location: Dresden, Germany
Contact Person: Valérie Pasdeloup
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ias.et.tu-dresden.de/sp2006/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2005

Meeting Description:

SPEECH PROSODY is the International Conference for members of the ISCA Special Interest Group on Speech Prosody (SProSIG) and for all other researchers in the field of speech prosody.

Following the successful Speech Prosody conferences held in Aix-en-Provence 2002 and in Nara/Japan 2004 we would like to extend a warm welcome to all of you on the occasion of Speech Prosody 2006 in Dresden, Germany. We are convinced of the growing importance and challenging prospects of prosody research. Therefore we are very proud to be hosting this exciting conference. Considering the recent extension of the European Union, we feel that Dresden is an attractive location, conveniently located in the heart of Europe. This is also underlined by the support of our Czech and Polish partners.

SPEECH PROSODY 2006 - EXTENDED DEADLINE!! - LAST CALL FOR PAPERS

Considering a number of requests on shifting the deadline for paper submission forward, we changed it to December 31, 2005. Please visit SP2006 home page: http://www.ias.et.tu-dresden.de/sp2006/

Extended submission deadline: December 31!
Special Sessions are available.

International Conference on Speech Prosody
May 2-5 2006
International Congress Center, Dresden, Germany

For further information please visit: http://www.ias.et.tu-dresden.de/sp2006/

Following the successful Speech Prosody conferences held in Aix-en-Provence 2002 and in Nara/Japan 2004 we would like to extend a warm welcome to all of you on the occasion of Speech Prosody 2006 in Dresden, Germany. We are convinced of the growing importance and challenging prospects of prosody research. Therefore we are very proud to be hosting this exciting conference. Considering the recent extension of the European Union, we feel that Dresden is an attractive location, conveniently located in the heart of Europe. This is also underlined by the support of our Czech and Polish partners. We invite contributions in any of the following areas:

- Prosody and the Brain
- Prosody and Speech Production
- Analysis, Formulation and Modeling of Prosody
- Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics and Prosody
- Cross-linguistic Studies of Prosody
- Prosodic Variability
- Prosody of Dialogues and Spontaneous Speech
- Prosody and Affect
- Prosody and Speech Perception
- Prosody in Speech Synthesis
- Prosody in Speech Recognition and Understanding
- Prosody in Language Learning
- Auditory-Visual Production and Perception of Prosody
- Pathology of Prosody and Aids for the Impaired
- Annotation and Speech Corpus Creation
- Others

Following SPECIAL SESSIONS are planned:

- Auditory-Visual Prosody Processing
- Understanding emotions in speech: neural and cross-cultural evidence
- Prosody in Automatic Speech Recognition
- Articulatory-Functional Approaches to Speech Prosody
- Prosody and Affective Computing

All potential contributors are encouraged to submit corresponding papers. During submission process one can select an appropriate session category or submission for the general program.

As Speech Prosody 2006 is an ISCA supported event, ISCA offers grants for students and young scientists to attend the conference (see instructions given at http://www.isca-speech.org/grants.html).

Organizing Committee:
Rüdiger Hoffmann - Chair
Hansjörg Mixdorff - Program Chair
Oliver Jokisch - Technical Chair

Important Dates:
Full 4-page paper submission - extended to December 31, 2005 -
Notification of acceptance/rejection: February 10, 2006
Early registration deadline: February 28, 2006
Conference: May 2-5, 2006
Post-conference day: May 6, 2006





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