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LINGUIST List 17.3001

Fri Oct 13 2006

Calls: Discourse Analysis/Switzerland; Computational Ling/Estonia

Editor for this issue: Dan Parker <danlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Sara Rubinelli, Communication, Medicine, & Ethics
        2.    Joakim Nivre, The 16th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics

Message 1: Communication, Medicine, & Ethics
Date: 13-Oct-2006
From: Sara Rubinelli <sara.rubinellilu.unisi.ch>
Subject: Communication, Medicine, & Ethics

Full Title: Communication, Medicine, & Ethics
Short Title: COMET

Date: 28-Jun-2007 - 30-Jun-2007
Location: University of Lugano, Switzerland
Contact Person: Sara Rubinelli
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.comet.unisi.ch

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2007

Meeting Description:

The conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds involving various medical specialities and the human and social sciences. A special emphasis will be on the dissemination of ongoing research in discourse/communication studies and practical ethics which engages directly with medical practitioners.

Call for Proposals (COMET 2007)

Proposals (individual papers, posters, workshops and colloquia) are invited on all areas of the conference, including the following themes:

-Client-professional Encounters (involving doctors, counsellors, nurses, pharmacists, psychotherapists etc);
-Communicating Risk and Uncertainty;
-Communication Skills Training and Problem-based Learning;
-Distributed Expertise among Professionals and Clients;
-Ethics and Communication;
-Health and Disability;
-Health and the Lifespan;
-Health Literacy;
-Identities and Experiences of Illness;
-Interprofessional Communication and Hospital Management Systems;
-Media and Health Communication;
-Medical Education;
-Nature of Evidence in Diagnosis and Non-Diagnosis;
-Public Understanding of Health and Illness;
-Tailoring Health Messages;
-Quality of Life and Quality of Care;
-Role of Health Technologies and Medical Informatics;
-Representation of the Body;
-(Shared) Decision Making;
-Telemedicine and Mediated Healthcare Delivery;
-Values and Responsibilities in Professional Practice.

Individual paper/poster proposals should be within 250 words, and proposals for colloquia and workshops should be within 500 words.

Abstracts (with the heading ''COMET2007'') should be sent to: sara.rubinellilu.unisi.ch

Deadline for Abstracts: 15 January 2007

Message 2: The 16th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics
Date: 12-Oct-2006
From: Joakim Nivre <nivremsi.vxu.se>
Subject: The 16th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics

Full Title: The 16th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics
Short Title: NODALIDA 2007

Date: 24-May-2007 - 26-May-2007
Location: Tartu, Estonia
Contact Person: Joakim Nivre
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://math.ut.ee/nodalida2007/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 19-Jan-2007

Meeting Description:

The 16th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2007) is held in Tartu, Estonia, 25-26 May 2007, preceded by one day of workshops.


The 16th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics

First Call for Papers:

The Program Committee of the 16th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2007), to be held in Tartu, Estonia, May 25-26, 2007. invites papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research on all aspects of language technology, including, but not limited to:

- phonetics, phonology, and morphology;
- speech recognition and speech synthesis;
- word segmentation, tagging, and chunking;
- syntax, semantics, and grammars;
- pragmatics, discourse, and dialogue;
- the lexicon and ontologies;
- parsing and grammatical formalisms;
- generation, text planning, and summarization;
- language modeling, spoken language recognition, and understanding;
- linguistic, psychological, and mathematical models of language;
- information retrieval, text categorization, question answering, and information extraction;
- paraphrasing and textual entailment;
- machine learning for natural language;
- multilingual processing, machine translation, and translation aids;
- multimodal and natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
- language-oriented applications, tools, and resources;
- evaluation methodology.


Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed work
rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion
of the reported results. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation results
should be included. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality,
technical strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and interest
to the attendees. Submissions presented at NODALIDA should mostly contain new material that has not been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. Papers that are being submitted in parallel to other conferences or workshops must indicate this on the title page, as must papers that contain significant overlap with previously published work.


Reviewing will be managed by the Program Committee and associated reviewers. The reviewing process will be double-blind and each submission will receive three independent reviews.

Categories of Papers:

Papers can be submitted to one of three categories: Regular Paper, Student Paper, and Poster. Authors must designate one of these categories at submission time.

The three categories have different requirements on authors, submission format
and publication format:

Regular Papers are submitted as full papers (max 8 pages). If accepted, a
regular paper is presented a single time during one of the parallel paper
sessions at the conference and is published as a full paper (max 8 pages) in the
conference proceedings.

Student Papers are submitted as extended abstracts (max 4 pages). All authors of a student paper must be students (undergraduate or graduate). If accepted, a student paper is presented a single time during one of the parallel student paper sessions at the conference and is published either as an extended abstract (max 4 pages) or as a full paper (max 8 pages) in the conference proceedings according to the authors' own choice.

Posters are submitted as extended abstracts (max 4 pages). If accepted, a poster is presented repeatedly to small groups of people at one of the conference poster sessions and is published either as an extended abstract (max 4 pages) or as a full paper (max 8 pages) in the conference proceedings according to the authors' own choice.

Submission Information:

Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings and must use either the LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word document template that will be made available on the conference web site, courtesy of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Regular paper submissions should not exceed eight (8) pages, including references; student paper and poster submissions should not exceed four (4) pages. We reserve the right to reject submissions that do not conform to these styles, including font size restrictions. As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., ''We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...'', should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as ''Smith (1991) previously showed ...''. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. Submission will be electronic. The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. Regular papers must be submitted no later than January 19, 2006; student papers and posters must be submitted no later than February 9, 2006. Papers submitted after the deadlines will not be reviewed. Questions regarding the submission procedure should be directed to the Program Chair (nivremsi.vxu.se).

Important Dates:

Submission regular papers: January 19, 2007
Submission student papers and posters: February 9, 2007
Notification of acceptance (all categories): March 16, 2007
Submission camera-ready papers/extended abstracts: April 13, 2007
Workshops: May 24, 2007
Main conference: May 25-26, 2007

Program Committee:

Joakim Nivre (chair), Växjö University and Uppsala University
Helena Ahonen-Myka, University of Helsinki
Daniel Hardt, Copenhagen Business School
Kristiina Jokinen, University of Helsinki
Pierre Nugues, Lund University
Stephan Oepen, University of Oslo, NTNU Trondheim and Stanford University
Patrizia Paggio, University of Copenhagen
Torbjørn Svendsen, NTNU Trondheim

Local Organization Committee:

Mare Koit (co-chair), University of Tartu
Tiit Roosma (co-chair), University of Tartu
Urve Talvik, University of Tartu
Heli Uibo, University of Tartu
Kadri Vider, University of Tartu

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