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LINGUIST List 17.3122

Tue Oct 24 2006

Calls: Semantics, Pragmatics/Italy; General Ling/Canada

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

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        1.    Ron Artstein, 2007 Workshop on the Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue
        2.    David Robertson, Northwest Linguistics Conference

Message 1: 2007 Workshop on the Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue
Date: 24-Oct-2006
From: Ron Artstein <artsteinessex.ac.uk>
Subject: 2007 Workshop on the Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue

Full Title: 2007 Workshop on the Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue
Short Title: DECALOG

Date: 30-May-2007 - 01-Jun-2007
Location: Rovereto, Trentino, Italy
Contact Person: Ron Artstein

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 18-Feb-2007

Meeting Description:

The SEMDIAL series of workshops aim to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, formal semantics/pragmatics, philosophy, psychology, and neural science. In 2007 we will celebrate ten years of the SEMDIAL series with the DECALOG workshop, organized at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, CIMeC (Centro Interdipartimentale Mente/Cervello), of the University of Trento in Rovereto.

Preliminary announcement:

DECALOG - The 2007 Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue

in conjunction with:

Inaugural Workshop of the Language, Interaction, and Computation Lab
Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences (CiMeC)

UniversitĂ  di Trento (Italy), May 30 - June 1, 2007

DECALOG 2007 will be held in conjunction with the inaugural workshop
of the Language, Interaction and Computation Lab of CIMeC. This
one-day workshop will feature invited presentations by some of
the leaders of the computational linguistics and human language
technology community.

We are still waiting to finalize many details; this preliminary
announcement is intended to let you know of the dates and deadlines.

Dates and Deadlines:

Submissions due: 18 February 2007 (Sunday)
Notification: 30 March 2007 (Friday)
Final version due: 30 April 2007 (Monday)
CIMeC opening workshop: 29 May 2007 (Tuesday)
DECALOG 2007 workshop: 30 May - 1 June 2007 (Wednesday - Friday)


We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and
pragmatics of dialogues, including, but not limited to:

- models of common ground/mutual belief in communication;
- modelling agents' information states and how they get updated;
- multi-agent models and turn-taking;
- goals, intentions and commitments in communication;
- semantic interpretation in dialogues;
- reference in dialogues;
- ellipsis resolution in dialogues;
- dialogue and discourse structure;
- interpretation of questions and answers;
- nonlinguistic interaction in communication;
- natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems;
- multimodal dialogue systems;
- dialogue management in practical implementations;
- categorisation of dialogue moves or speech acts in corpora;
- designing and evaluating dialogue systems.

Submissions will be in the usual 8-page, 2-column format.

Details on the invited speakers, program committee members, submission
format and procedure, local arrangements, and a web address for the
workshop will be circulated at a later date.


Ron Artstein (program co-chair)
Laure Vieu (program co-chair)
Massimo Poesio (local arrangements)

Previous SEMDIAL Events:

Previous workshops in the SEMDIAL series include:

MunDial'97 (Munich)
Twendial'98 (Twente)
Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
GĂ–TALOG 2000 (Gothenburg)
BI-DIALOG 2001 (Bielefeld)
EDILOG 2002 (Edinburgh)
DiaBruck 2003 (Saarbruecken)
CATALOG'04 (Barcelona)
DIALOR'05 (Nancy)
BRANDIAL 2006 (Potsdam)

(see also http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/semdial/ )

Message 2: Northwest Linguistics Conference
Date: 24-Oct-2006
From: David Robertson <gradlinguvic.ca>
Subject: Northwest Linguistics Conference

Full Title: Northwest Linguistics Conference
Short Title: NWLC

Date: 17-Feb-2007 - 19-Feb-2007
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Contact Person: David Robertson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://web.uvic.ca/ling/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2006

Meeting Description:

The Northwest Linguistics Conference is an annual conference for graduate students in linguistics to share their work in a friendly atmosphere, and meet colleagues from other universities, both locally and internationally. The venue rotates on a four year cycle, between Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, University of British Columbia and the University of Washington.

2nd Call for Papers

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Victoria is pleased to host the 23rd Northwest Linguistics Conference from February 17-18, 2007. We invite graduate students to submit abstracts for 30 minute talks (20 minute presentation + 10 minutes for discussion) in any area of theoretical or applied linguistics.

The Northwest Linguistics Conference is an annual conference for graduate students in linguistics to share their work in a friendly atmosphere and meet colleagues from other universities - both locally and internationally. The venue rotates, on a four year cycle, between Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington.

Abstracts must be anonymous, at most one page long (a second page may be used only for examples and references) on a letter-size sheet (8''1/2 by 11'') with one-inch margins and typed in at least 12-point font.

Abstracts may be submitted via email (to gradlinguvic.ca) in PDF format. We will also accept attachments in PC/Mac MS Word formats; however, if you are using non-standard or specialized fonts, please attach applicable font files. Abstracts may also be submitted by mail (see below for address) although submissions by email are absolutely preferred. Abstracts that do not follow the above format will not be accepted. Submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract per author.

Electronic submissions should have the abstract as an attachment and the subject header ''NWLC 23 abstract'', and include all the author information listed below in the body of the e-mail. The file name of the attachment must be the same as the title of the abstract or a shortened version of it.

Author information:

1. name
2. title of abstract
3. area (syntax, applied, etc.)
4. affiliation(s)
5. mailing address
6. e-mail address

Abstract Deadline: December 15, 2006
Submission Address: gradlinguvic.ca
Contact: gradlinguvic.ca
Phone: 250-472-5444
Mailing Address: NWLC Department of Linguistics
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 3045
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 3P4 Canada
Web Site: http://web.uvic.ca/ling/

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