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LINGUIST List 17.1117

Thu Apr 13 2006

Calls: Morphology/Germany;Computational Ling/Italy

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        1.    Jochen Trommer, Workshop on Theoretical Morphology
        2.    Charles Callaway, Language-Enhanced Educational Technology


Message 1: Workshop on Theoretical Morphology
Date: 11-Apr-2006
From: Jochen Trommer <jtrommeruni-leipzig.de>
Subject: Workshop on Theoretical Morphology


Full Title: Workshop on Theoretical Morphology
Short Title: WOTM

Date: 17-Jun-2006 - 18-Jun-2006
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact Person: Jochen Trommer
Meeting Email: jtrommeruos.de
Web Site: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~jtrommer/wotm.html

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Theoretical Morphology

June 17-18, 2006
University of Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany

We invite abstracts for twenty-minute talks with a ten-minute discussion on any
aspect of Theoretical Morphology.

Invited Speakers

Jonathan Bobaljik (University of Connecticut)
Daniel Harbour (Queen Mary University of London)
Andrew Nevins (Harvard University)

Programme and Organizing Committee

Fabian Heck
Gereon Müller
Jochen Trommer

Instructions for Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be at most one page long. An optional second page is permitted
for data and references. Abstracts must be anonymous.

Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author, or
two joint abstracts per author.

The abstract should be submitted as a PDF attachment and sent to the following
e-mail address:

jtrommeruni-leipzig.de

Please use 'Abstract' as the Subject header and include the information in (1) -
(4), which should constitute the body of the message. Please make sure that all
fonts are embedded.

Author Information
1 Name(s) of author(s)
2 Title of talk
3 Affiliation(s)
4 E-mail address(es)

Deadline for Submission

The deadline for submission is April 15

Notification of Acceptance

We will announce acceptances by May, 1.
Message 2: Language-Enhanced Educational Technology
Date: 11-Apr-2006
From: Charles Callaway <ccallawainf.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Language-Enhanced Educational Technology



Full Title: Language-Enhanced Educational Technology
Short Title: LEET

Date: 28-Aug-2006 - 28-Aug-2006
Location: Riva del Garda (TN), Italy
Contact Person: Charles Callaway
Meeting Email: ccallawainf.ed.ac.uk
Web Site: http://workshops.inf.ed.ac.uk/LEET/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 18-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

ECAI 2006 Workshop on Language-enabled Educational Technology
A workshop on integrating natural language processing with intelligent tutoring
systems.

August 28th, 2006 Riva del Garda, Italy

Description

Intelligent computer-based educational technology offers the possibility for
large numbers of students to receive individualized instruction in school and
university education as well as on-the-job training. Incorporating language
technology in educational applications offers the promise of a more natural
interaction with the learner, which many researchers believe will lead to higher
levels of motivation and, ultimately, more effective learning experiences.

Although there are conferences devoted to intelligent educational technology and
natural language processing individually, no major European conference has
brought these strands of research together explicitly, and it is difficult to
gather a critical mass of researchers with expertise in the range of topics
needed to address the research questions posed in this area . The purpose of
this workshop is to bring researchers working on intelligent learning
environments together with researchers working in natural language processing to
build the community and foster new research in the area.

We invite researchers developing learning environments who would like to explore
adding language capability to them, researchers in natural language processing
who are or would like to apply their theories or technology to educational
applications, and researchers developing ontologies, reasoning systems, or
knowledge acquisition platforms that could be exploited by intelligent,
individualized instructional systems.

Topics of interest for the workshop include, but are not strictly limited to:

* Interpretation of students' natural language input
* Generation of individualized natural language feedback
* Representation and reasoning to support NL-enabled learning systems
* Integrating natural language into existing educational applications
* Detecting affect in student utterances or generating affective
feedback
* Integration of language with other modalities (e.g., pointing) in
educational contexts
* Natural language interaction with open/inspectable learner models
* Authoring tools for intelligent language enabled learning sysems
* Evaluating the impact of natural language capabilities in
educational applications

Organizing committee:

* Vincent Aleven, Carnegie Mellon University
* Elisabeth Andre, University of Augsburg
* Paul Brna, University of Glasgow
* Charles Callaway, University of Edinburgh
* Justine Cassell, Northwestern University
* Barbara Di Eugenio, University of Illinois - Chicago
* Ivana Kruiff-Korbayova, DFKI
* Erica Melis, DFKI
* Johanna Moore, University of Edinburgh
* Matthew Stone, Rutgers University

Important Dates
April 18, 2006: Workshop paper submission deadline
May 10, 2006: Notification of workshop paper acceptance
May 18, 2006: Early registration deadline
May 24, 2006: Workshop paper camera ready copy submission
Workshop: August 28th, 2006

Corresponding email address:
Charles Callaway ccallawainf.ed.ac.uk


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