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LINGUIST List 17.2247

Fri Aug 04 2006

Calls: Semantics/Netherlands; General Ling/United Kingdom

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        1.    Harry Bunt, 7th International Workshop on Computational Semantics
        2.    Corey McMillan, Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech International Workshop


Message 1: 7th International Workshop on Computational Semantics
Date: 03-Aug-2006
From: Harry Bunt <buntuvt.nl>
Subject: 7th International Workshop on Computational Semantics


Full Title: 7th International Workshop on Computational Semantics
Short Title: IWCS-7

Date: 10-Jan-2007 - 12-Jan-2007
Location: Tilburg, Netherlands
Contact Person: Harry Bunt
Meeting Email: computational.semanticsuvt.nl
Web Site: http://let.uvt.nl/research/ti/sigsem/iwcs/iwcs7

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 25-Sep-2006

Meeting Description:

IWCS-7 aims to bring together researchers interested in any aspect of the
computation, annotation, extraction, or representation of meaning in natural
language, in multimedia objects, or in multimodal messages.

Areas of special interest for IWCS-7 will be computational aspects of semantic
theories; theoretical aspects of the design of language understanding systems
and systems for multimodal communication; and semantic annotation of natural
language and multimodal utterances.

Seventh International Workshop on:

Computational Semantics

(IWCS-7)

January 10-12, 2007, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Endorsed by SIGSEM, the ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Semantics

First Announcement and Call for Papers

Topics of Interest:
Areas of special interest for IWCS-7 will be computational aspects of semantic
theories; theoretical aspects of the design of language understanding systems
and systems for multimodal communication; and semantic annotation of natural
language and multimodal utterances. Papers are invited that are concerned with
topics in these and related areas, including, but not limited to, the following:

-construction of representations of meaning in natural language;
-methodologies and practices for semantic annotation;
-modeling and using context in semantic interpretation;
-machine learning of semantic structures;
-formal and computational methods in lexical semantics;
-computing meaning in multimodal interaction;
-construction and use of underspecified semantic representations ;
-semantic concepts and ontologies;
-approaches to textual entailment;
-the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue acts;
-the semantic web and natural language processing;
-semantic aspects of language generation;
-the semantics-pragmatics interface in computational perspective;
-semantic relations in discourse and dialogue;
-shallow and deep semantic processing and reasoning.

ISO/SIGSEM Joint Working Group Meeting:

Immediately preceding IWCS-7, on 8-9 January 2007, a joint meeting will be held
of the ISO TC 37/SC 4 Thematic Domain Group on Semantic Content, and the ACL
SIGSEM Working Group on the Representation of Multimodal Semantic Information.
This meeting will be open to (a limited number of) IWCS-7 participants. For more
information, see http://let.uvt.nl/research/ti/iso-tdg3 and
http://let.uvt.nl/research/TI/sigsem/wg.

Programme Committee:

James Allen
Alex Lascarides
Patrick Blackburn
Kiyong Lee
Johan Bos
Dan Moldovan
Harry Bunt (chair)
Reinhard Muskens
Nicoletta Calzolari
Martha Palmer
Robin Cooper
Manfred Pinkal
Kees van Deemter
Massimo Poesio
Jan van Eijck
Steve Pulman
Dafydd Gibbon
James Pustejovsky
Jerry Hobbs
Alan Ramsay
Ed Hovy
Laurent Romary
Daniel Kayser
Patrick Saint Dizier
Paul Mc Kevitt
Carl Vogel
Alexander Koller
Bonnie Webber
Emiel Krahmer

Organising Committee:

Harry Bunt
Reinhard Muskens
Jeroen Geertzen
Amanda Schiffrin
Simon Keizer
Elias Thijsse
Lauraine Sinay (secr.)
Femke Wieme (secr.)

Submission Requirements:

Three types of submission are solicited: full papers, short papers,
and project abstracts.

Full Papers:

Full papers are original papers of maximally 12 pages, that will be published in
the workshop proceedings and will have a full oral presentation of about 30
minutes at the workshop.

Short Papers:

Short papers are mini-papers of maximally 4 pages, that will be published in the
workshop proceedings and have a very brief ('flash') oral presentation at the
workshop. Authors of short papers are invited to also put up a poster and
participate in a poster session.

Project Abstracts:

Project abstracts are brief descriptions of 2 pages of ongoing, recently
completed, or starting projects. They will be published in the workshop
proceedings and will be presented in a poster session.

Submission Formats:

Submissions of all three types should be in postscript or .pdf format and
prepared with LaTeX; see the IWCS-7 website
http://let.uvt.nl/research/ti/sigsem/iwcs/iwcs7 for more information on the
style files to be used. The page limits presuppose standard 11 point Computer
Modern font. Final versions of accepted contributions will have to be submitted
as LaTeX source files to facilitate publication of the proceedings; we also aim
at publishing a selection of accepted papers in book form after the workshop.

Email your postscript or pdf file to: computational.semanticsuvt.nl

Submission Deadlines:

For full papers the submission deadline is 25 September 2006; for short papers
and project abstracts the deadline is 1 November.


Important Dates:

25 September 2006 Submission of full papers
25 October 2006 Notification of acceptance
1 November 2006 Submission of short papers and project abstracts
15 November 2006 Final papers due
1 December 2006 Deadline for early registration
8-9 January 2007 Joint Meeting of ISO TC 37/SC 4 Thematic Domain
Group on Semantic Content and ACL SIGSEM Working
Group on the Representation of Multimodal
Semantic Information
10-12 January 2007 IWCS-7 workshop


Further Information

Secretariat: Ms Lauraine Sinay or Ms Femke Wieme
Department of Language and Information Science
Tilburg University
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
The Netherlands
Fax: +31-13 466 28 92
Phone: +31-13 466 30 60 or ..81 18 or ..26 68
Email: computational.semanticsuvt.nl

Website: http://let.uvt.nl/research/ti/sigsem/iwcs/iwcs7


IWCS-7 is endorsed by SIGSEM, the ACL Special Interest Group in
Computational Semantics (see http://www.sigsem.org).
Message 2: Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech International Workshop
Date: 02-Aug-2006
From: Corey McMillan <Corey.McMillaned.ac.uk>
Subject: Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech International Workshop



Full Title: Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech International Workshop
Short Title: DiSS'07

Date: 02-Aug-2007 - 04-Aug-2007
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Corey McMillan
Meeting Email: papersdisfluency.org
Web Site: http://www.disfluency.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 08-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

DiSS'07 is the 5th in the series of successful interdisciplinary workshops on
disfluency in spontaneous speech. The next workshop will be held in Edinburgh,
Scotland from 2-4 August, 2007.

Disfluencies - errors, self-repairs and hesitations in speech - present
challenges for researchers in many different fields, including phonetics,
perception and production in psycholinguistics, discourse analysis,
computational linguistics and automatic speech recognition.

This workshop allows researchers from diverse backgrounds to present their
research findings, discuss common interests, identify future directions and
establish new collaborations.

We invite submission of 4 page papers for review by March 8 2007. Suitable
topics include but are not limited to:

-Descriptive studies of error, self-repair and hesitation;
-Cognitive models of error, self-monitoring and self-repair;
-Experimental work on perception, comprehension, and production of speech with
disfluencies;
-Computational approaches to processing disfluent speech;
-Automatic speech recognition with spontaneous speech;
-Theoretical approaches to disfluency in speech and communication disorders.

Preferred format for submission and workshop details will be available on the
DiSS'07 website shortly: http://www.disfluency.org.



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