LINGUIST List 16.613

Wed Mar 02 2005

Calls: Lang Acquisition/Japan; Computational Ling/Italy

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        1.    Miki Shibata, 5th Annual Conference of the Japan Second Language Association
        2.    Silvia Rocchi, International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces


Message 1: 5th Annual Conference of the Japan Second Language Association

Date: 28-Feb-2005
From: Miki Shibata <mshibatall.u-ryukyu.ac.jp>
Subject: 5th Annual Conference of the Japan Second Language Association


Full Title: 5th Annual Conference of the Japan Second Language Association
Short Title: J-SLA2005

Date: 14-May-2005 - 15-May-2005
Location: Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
Contact Person: Shigenori Wakabayashi
Meeting Email: swkbysgpwu.ac.jp
Web Site: http://www.intsurf.ne.jp/~ykt/

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 20-Mar-2005

Meeting Description:

The 5th Annual Conference of the Japan Second Language Association will be held
at Kwansei Gakuin University on May 14 and 15, 2005. The plenary Speakers are
Bonnie D. Schwartz (University of Hawaii at Manoa) and J-John Matthews & Cynthia
Brown (Shizuoka University).

Abstracts for papers are invited on any theoretical and empirical studies in
SLA.?Abstracts are welcomed for 30 minute talks or poster sessions on any aspect
of second language acquisition. Individual papers will be allotted 45 minutes
(30 minutes of presentation followed by 15 minutes of discussion).

Deadline for receipt of abstracts
E-mail: March, 20
Postal mail: March, 20 (postmarked)

Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2005

[Abstract Submission Procedure]
By E-mail:
Please paste the abstract (1600 characters in Japanese or 1000 words in English)
into the message window of your e-mail client or an attachiment file and write
''J-SLA Abstract Submission'' in the subject line. Please give the title of the
paper, your name, affiliation, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail
address, and type of proposal (paper or poster) as a list at the end of the
message. Please note at the bottom of the abstract (before the list) whether you
are willing to participate in the poster session if your paper is not accepted.
Send the message to following e-mail address:
swkbysgpwu.ac.jp (Shigenori Wakabayashi)

By Post:
Please submit five copies of your abstract (1600 characters in Japanese or 1000
words in English printed on A4). On a separate sheet of A4 paper, please give
the title of the paper, your name, affiliation, address, telephone number, fax
number, e-mail address, and type of proposal (paper or poster). Please note at
the bottom of the abstract whether you are willing to participate in the poster
session if your paper is not accepted. Please send the documents (five copies
of the abstract and one information sheet) to:
Shigenori Wakabayashi
Gunma Prefectural Women's University
1395-1 Kaminote, Gunma 370-1193 JAPAN

[Notices regarding Abstract Submission]
(1) Figures and tables are not counted as part of the word limit, but should be
integrated into the abstract so that the abstract does not exceed two pages of
A4 paper.

(2) Please give the title of the abstract at the top and the number of words at
the bottom.

(3) Please do not put the name of the presenter on the abstract.

(4) Upon acceptance of the abstract, presenters will be asked to prepare a short
version of the abstract for publication in the program. Please prepare a short
version of the abstract (no more than 300 characters in Japanese or 100 words in
English) and include it with the proposal on a separate sheet of A4 paper or at
the bottom of the e-mail message.

[General Notices]
(1) All presenters must be members of J-SLA at the time of the conference. (It
is not necessary for co-presenters to be members.)

(2) Information on joining J-SLA may be found at the following website:
http://www.intsurf.ne.jp/~ykt/

(3) No financial support for transportation and accommodation will be offered.

(4) The language of presentations may be either Japanese or English.

For more information, please contact Shigenori Wakabayashi
swkbysgpwu.ac.jp
0270-65-8511 (extension 314)

Message 2: International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces

Date: 28-Feb-2005
From: Silvia Rocchi <sirocchiitc.it>
Subject: International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces



Full Title: International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces
Short Title: ICMI

Date: 03-Oct-2005 - 07-Oct-2005
Location: Trento, Italy
Contact Person: Silvia Rocchi
Meeting Email: sirocchiitc.it
Web Site: http://icmi05.itc.it

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics


Call Deadline: 25-Apr-2005

Meeting Description:

The Seventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI'05) will
take place in Trento, Italy October 3-7, 2005, with the theme of multimodal
input and output interfaces through mobile technologies and applications. The
main aim of ICMI'05 is to further scientific research within the broad field of
multimodal interaction & systems. The conference will focus on major trends and
challenges in this area, including distilling a roadmap for future research and
commercial success. We are very pleased to announce this Call for Papers that
invites experts from both research and industry to actively participate in ICMI
2005.

ICMI'05 will feature a main conference Oct. 4-6, with keynote speakers, plenary
sessions for technical paper presentations and discussion, a doctoral spotlight
paper session highlighting top student research, poster sessions, panel
discussions, and demonstrations of state-of-the-art multimodal concepts and
systems. To further stimulate discussion and interaction within emerging
important topic areas, ICMI'05 also will host joint workshops and tutorials on
October 3 and October 7.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Seventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI 2005) October
3-7, 2005 Centro Servizi Culturali S. Chiara Via S. Croce 67 38100 TRENTO
http://icmi05.itc.it/

Sponsored by ACM

The Seventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI 2005) will
take place in Trento, Italy October 3-7, 2005, with the theme of multimodal
input and output interfaces through mobile technologies and applications. The
main aim of ICMI 2005 is to further scientific research within the broad field
of multimodal interaction & systems. The conference will focus on major trends
and challenges in this area, including distilling a roadmap for future research
and commercial success. We are very pleased to announce this Call for Papers
that invites experts from both research and industry to actively participate in
ICMI 2005.

ICMI 2005 will feature a main conference Oct. 4-6, with keynote speakers,
plenary sessions for technical paper presentations and discussion, a doctoral
spotlight paper session highlighting top student research, poster sessions,
panel discussions, and demonstrations of state-of-the-art multimodal concepts
and systems. To further stimulate discussion and interaction within emerging
important topic areas, ICMI 2005 also will host joint workshops and tutorials on
October 3 and October 7.

Topics of special interest include multimodal input and output interfaces,
fusion techniques & hybrid architectures, processing of language and action
patterns, gaze and vision-based interfaces, speech & conversational interfaces,
pen-based interfaces, haptics interfaces, cognitive modelling of users,
artificial intelligence techniques, adaptive multimodal interfaces,
multibiometric interfaces, multimodal-multisensor interfaces, interfaces for
attentive and intelligent environments, multimodal interfaces that support
cooperation and teamwork within groups, mobile, tangible and virtual/augmented
multimodal interfaces, universal access interfaces, multimodal applications and
demonstrations, and multimodal system infrastructure and tools for data
collection, design, development, and evaluation of multimodal interfaces.

Submission Requirements

The ICMI'05 proceedings will be published by ACM Press. For the first time, this
year's conference will honour the highest quality and most innovative papers in
both regular and student categories with ICMI Outstanding Paper Awards. We
invite interested researchers to submit to any of the following categories:

FULL PAPER describing original research in multimodal interfaces (8 pages).
DOCTORAL SPOTLIGHT PAPER featuring emerging student research (4 pages).
PANEL PROPOSAL that presents, debates, or provokes discussion (2 pages).
DEMO PROPOSAL that displays related concepts or implementations (2 pages).
WORKSHOP proposal that explores newly emerging, challenging, or important
multimodal themes (2 pages).
TUTORIAL proposals that disseminate knowledge on more consolidated multimodal
topics (2 pages).

Full paper and doctoral spotlight contributors are kindly requested to send an
abstract (no more than 200 words) by April 25, 2005.

More information about the conference, including details concerning the
submission of papers, and instruction for workshop and tutorial proposers can be
found at the following URL:
http://icmi05.itc.it/

Important dates

Abstract for papers: April 25, 2005
Paper, panel, & demo submission deadline: May 2, 2005 Author notification: June
20, 2005 Final camera-ready paper deadline: July 15, 2005 Workshop and Tutorial
submission deadline: May 2, 2005 Workshop author notification: May 31, 2005
Tutorial author notification: June 6, 2005 Early registration deadline August 1,
2005 Conference October 4-6, 2005 Workshops and Tutorials: October 3 and October 7

For further information about the ICMI'05 conference, submission categories and
instructions (including workshops and tutorials), past publications,
registration, financial sponsorship, and activities within the local Trento
area, see: http://icmi05.itc.it Questions? Send email to: infoicmi05.itc.it

General Co-Chairs
Gianni Lazzari & Fabio Pianesi (ITC-irst, Trento, Italy)

Program Co-Chairs
James Crowley (INRIA, Grenoble, France)
Kenji Mase (Nagoya University, Japan)
Sharon Oviatt (OGI, USA)

Tutorial and Workshop Chair
Rainer Stiefelhagen (Universit├Ąt Karlsruhe (TH), Germany)

Demos Chair
Maurizio Omologo (ITC-irst, Trento, Italy)

Doctoral Spotlight Chair
Massimo Zancanaro (ITC-irst, Trento, Italy)

Treasurer
Fabio Pianesi (ITC-irst, Trento, Italy)

Website/Publicity Chair
Silvia Rocchi (CELCT and ITC-irst, Trento, Italy)

Website/Program Committee
Partici Reignier (Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France)

Local Arrangements
Lorenza Andrighettoni (ITC, Trento, Italy) Maddalena Bassetti (ITC, Trento,
Italy) Silvia Rocchi (CELCT and ITC-irst, Trento, Italy) Alessandro Tuccio (ITC,
Trento, Italy)

ICMI 2005 mailing list
icmi2005itc.it



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