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LINGUIST List 17.2120

Fri Jul 21 2006

Calls: General Ling/Sociolinguistics/Japan

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        1.    Ahlem Ben Hassine, The 1st International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration

Message 1: The 1st International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration
Date: 19-Jul-2006
From: Ahlem Ben Hassine <ahlemnict.go.jp>
Subject: The 1st International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration

Full Title: The 1st International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration
Short Title: IWIC 2007

Date: 25-Jan-2007 - 26-Jan-2007
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Contact Person: Eri Tsunokawa
Meeting Email: iwic2007khn.nict.go.jp
Web Site: http://langrid.nict.go.jp/iwic2007/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics, Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2006

Meeting Description:

The main theme of this workshop is intercultural collaboration, from both
technical and socio-cultural perspectives. Topics will include
collaboration support, such as natural language processing, Web, and
Internet technologies, social psychological analyses of intercultural
interaction, and case studies from activists working to increase mutual
understanding in our multicultural world. Submissions will be considered
for papers, panels, demonstrations, and posters.

This is a unique workshop in a world where physical borders disappear
rapidly and people and cultures are more and more on the move and in

Call for Papers

The First International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration
IWIC 2007

January 25-26, 2007
Kyoto University Clock Tower International Conference Hall, Japan

Program Co-Chairs
Toru Ishida (Kyoto University, Japan)
Susan R. Fussell (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Piek TJM Vossen(Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Christiane D. Fellbaum (Department of Psychology, Princeton University)
Yumiko Mori (NPO Pangaea)
Gary Olson (School of Information, University of Michigan)
Wolfgang Wahlster (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence)

Papers: Papers are solicited on any aspect of intercultural collaboration.
Papers can address technologies to support intercultural collaboration,
laboratory and field studies of intercultural collaboration, and case reports
from field workers. Examples of suitable paper topics include:

-Field studies of intercultural teamwork
-Cases of intercultural collaboration using IT
-Computer supported intercultural collaboration
-Internet and web technologies for intercultural collaboration
-Ubiquitous/ambient technologies for intercultural collaboration
-Multilingual dictionaries and translations
-Multilingual NLP web services
-Standardization issues on resources and tools for multilingual processing
-Usability of multilingual resources and the Language Grid

Submit your abstract (ascii text, 300 words or less) and full paper (PDF)
written in English, by e-mail to iwic2007[at]khn.nict.go.jp.
Full papers should be submitted camera-ready in Springer Lecture Note
Series (LNCS) format. Please follow the instructions for authors available at the
Springer Web page: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.
Submitted full papers should be 12 to 15 pages long in the LNCS format.
Surface mail address, e-mail addresses should be included for all
contributing authors.
The post-proceedings of IWIC will be published as a volume of Springer

Panels: Individuals may submit proposals for panels of three or four talks on
a related theme in intercultural communication. Panel submissions should
be no more than four pages in length. They will not be archival, so panelists
may discuss previously published work. Submissions should provide each
panelist's background and contact information, as well as a brief statement
of his or her position on the panel theme.

Demonstrations: Individuals may submit proposals to present demonstrations
of new technologies for intercultural communication. Demonstration proposals
should be no more than four pages in length. They should clearly describe the
motivation for the tool and how it will be demonstrated at the workshop.
Demonstration descriptions will not be archival; therefore, demonstrations can
include both previously published work and work that is not yet ready for

Posters: Individuals may submit proposals to present informal posters during
the workshop. Poster proposals should be no more than four pages in length and
summarize the poster content. Poster descriptions will not be archival;
therefore, posters can describe both previously published work and work that is
not yet ready for publication.

Review Process: Submitted papers, panels, and demonstrations will be
reviewed by a panel of distinguished researchers in the area of intercultural

Important Dates:
Deadline for abstracts: September 1st, 2006
Deadline for papers, panels, posters and demos: September 15th, 2006
Author notification: November 1st, 2006
Deadline for camera ready papers: December 1st, 2006
Deadline for camera ready post-proceedings papers: March 1st, 2007

Travel Support: We provide limited financial support to students and other
researchers who are co-authors of accepted papers to give their presentation
at the workshop. Instructions on how to apply for a grant will be provided
with acceptance notifications.

General Co-Chairs
-Yasuhiro Katagiri (Future University Hakodate, Japan)
-Hitoshi Isahara (NICT, Japan)

Program Commitee
-Pushpak Bhattacharyya (Indian Institute of Technology, India)
-Francis Bond (NTT Corporation, Japan)
-Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto Linguistica Computazionale, Italy)
-Key-Sun Choi (KAIST, Korea)
-Catherine Cramton (George Mason University, USA)
-Christiane D. Fellbaum (Princeton University, USA)
-Yoshihiko Hayashi (Osaka University, Japan)
-Susan Catherine Herring (Indiana University, USA)
-Reiko Hishiyama (Kyoto Women's University, Japan)
-Chu-Ren Huang (The Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
-Nancy Ide (Vassar College, USA)
-Katherine Isbister (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
-Chigusa Kita (Kansai University, Japan)
-Manolis Koubarakis (Technical University of Crete, Greece)
-Kyoung Jun Lee (Kyung Hee University, Korea)
-Fang Li (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)
-Shigeo Matsubara (NTT Corporation, Japan)
-Micihiko Minoh (Kyoto University, Japan)
-Akiyo Nadamoto (NICT, Japan)
-Hideyuki Nakanishi (Osaka University, Japan)
-Gary Olson (University of Michigan, USA)
-Judy Olson (University of Michigan, USA)
-Yuanchun Shi (Tsinghua University, China)
-Virach Sornlertlamvanich (Computational Linguistics
Laboratory, Thailand) -Dan Tufis (University ''A.I.Cuza'' of Iasi, Romania)
-Kiyotaka Uchimoto (NICT, Japan)
-Zili Zhang (Southwest University, China and Deakin University, Australia)
-Qiping Zhang (Drexel University, USA)
-Michael Zock (CNRS, France)

For further information, please contact iwic2007[at]khn.nict.go.jp.
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