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LINGUIST List 17.1073

Mon Apr 10 2006

Calls: General Ling/Singapore;Applied Ling/USA

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

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        1.    K. Rajaraman, Asia Information Retrieval Symposium 2006
        2.    Andrew LaVelle, Semiotic Society of America: 2006 Annual Meeting

Message 1: Asia Information Retrieval Symposium 2006
Date: 05-Apr-2006
From: K. Rajaraman <kanagasai2r.a-star.edu.sg>
Subject: Asia Information Retrieval Symposium 2006

Full Title: Asia Information Retrieval Symposium 2006
Short Title: AIRS '06

Date: 16-Oct-2006 - 18-Oct-2006
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Contact Person: Leong Mun-Kew
Web Site: http://www.airs2006.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 17-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

The Third Asia Information Retrieval Symposium will bring together international researchers and developers to exchange new ideas and the latest achievements in information retrieval (IR). The scope of the symposium covers applications, systems, technologies, and theoretical aspects of information retrieval in text, audio, image, video, and multimedia data.


AIRS 2006 welcomes submissions of original papers in the broad field of information retrieval. Technical issues covered include, but are not limited to:

-IR theories and models

-Text mining: classification, filtering, tracking, clustering

-Web IR: web mining, search engine, semantic web

-Multimedia retrieval: audio, image, video, metadata

-Cross-language IR: retrieval with multiple languages

-Natural language processing and IR: Question answering, summarization, information extraction

-Experimentation: test collection, corpus, evaluation methodology

-Systems and implementation issues: efficiency, integration

-Application of IR technology: e-commerce, e-learning, digital libraries, ubiquitous computing, bioinformatics, etc.

Instructions for submissions: http://www.airs2006.org/submission.htm

The proceedings (including both regular and poster papers) will be published by Springer as part of their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Papers in the series will be SCI-Indexed.

Tentative Venue
Located on the western tip of Sentosa island, Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort is Singapore's only beachfront hotel. Set on a stretch of sandy white Siloso Beach and overlooking the South China Sea, the hotel blends beautifully with the surrounding environment, yet is only a short taxi ride downtown to shopping and world-class restaurants.

Important Dates
Apr 17, 2006 Deadline for submissions (regular papers & posters)
May 31, 2006 Notification of acceptance
Jun 15, 2006 Final camera-ready manuscripts due
Sep 1, 2006 Deadline for online registration
Oct 16-18, 2006 AIRS2006 conference in Singapore

Organizing Committee
Mun-Kew Leong, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore (General Chair)
Hwee Tou Ng, National University of Singapore (Program Chair)
Min-Yen Kan, National University of Singapore (Publication Chair)
Donghong Ji, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore (Organizing Chair)
Guodong Zhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
K. Rajaraman, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Area Chairs
Lee-Feng Chien, Academia Sinica
Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics
Kui-Lam Kwok, Queens College, City University of New York
Hang Li, Microsoft Research Asia
Ee-Peng Lim, Nanyang Technological University
Jian-Yun Nie, University of Montreal
Hae-Chang Rim, Korea University

AIRS2006 is organized and sponsored by the Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore, and co-organized by the National University of Singapore.

Message 2: Semiotic Society of America: 2006 Annual Meeting
Date: 05-Apr-2006
From: Andrew LaVelle <lavelleunm.edu>
Subject: Semiotic Society of America: 2006 Annual Meeting

Full Title: Semiotic Society of America: 2006 Annual Meeting

Date: 28-Sep-2006 - 01-Oct-2006
Location: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Contact Person: Nathan Houser
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.uwf.edu/tprewitt/SSA.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

The theme for the 2006 conference is “The Future of Semiotics.” We encourage papers that address semiotics as a diverse but unified field of study and that consider its future prospects within the academy. Following tradition, our theme is non-exclusive and, indeed, we welcome submissions addressing any topic within our diverse discipline, whether theoretical or applied.

Call for Papers:

Please submit abstracts of 100 to 350 words carefully composed to give a clear sense of your proposal. Please also include a short list of keywords for our program index and be sure to state specifically any AV requirements. Participants will have thirty minutes for their presentations, including time for questions and discussion. Abstracts should be sent to the Chair of the Program Committee, Nathan Houser, at nhouseriupui.edu. Send your abstracts both in the body of your email and in an attachment (do not use special fonts or graphics). The deadline for submission is 30 April 2006. The program committee welcomes proposals for symposia.

Participants must be paid up members of the Society and must register for the 2006 Annual Meeting. Annual SSA dues are $50 for regular membership or $25 for student membership and may be paid online at www.pdcnet.org/member-ssa.html. The meeting registration fee is $75 or $35 for students. Optional fees are $15 for a Plenary Luncheon on Saturday, 30 September, and $30 for the Banquet that evening. Meeting registration and banquet fees can be sent in advance to SSA 2006, Professor Nathan Houser, Institute for American Thought, IUPUI, 902 New York Street, ES 0010, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5157. Annual dues can be included but with a separate check made out to SSA.

For more information about the program and about registering and traveling to West Lafayette visit the SSA website: http://www.uwf.edu/tprewitt/SSA.htm.

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