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LINGUIST List 17.3754

Tue Dec 19 2006

Calls: Comp Ling, Psycholing, Semantics, Syntax/Czech Republic

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        1.    Chris Biemann, Student Research Workshop at ACL-07


Message 1: Student Research Workshop at ACL-07
Date: 19-Dec-2006
From: Chris Biemann <bieminformatik.uni-leipzig.de>
Subject: Student Research Workshop at ACL-07



Full Title: Student Research Workshop at ACL-07
Short Title: ACL-07 SRW

Date: 24-Jun-2007 - 29-Jun-2007
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Contact Person: Chris Biemann
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/acl2007/srw/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 23-Jan-2007

Meeting Description:

The Student Research Workshop is an established tradition at ACL
conferences. The workshop provides a venue for student researchers
investigating topics in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language
Processing to present their work and to receive feedback
both from the general audience and from selected panelists --
experienced researchers who prepare in-depth comments and questions in
advance of the presentation.

We invite all student researchers to submit their work to the
workshop. As the main goal of the workshop is to provide feedback, the
emphasis is on work in progress. Original and unpublished research is
therefore invited on all aspects of computational linguistics
including, but not limited to, the following topic areas:

-pragmatics and discourse
-semantics and lexicons
-syntax and grammars
-phonetics, phonology and morphology
-linguistic, mathematical and psychological models of language
-information retrieval, information extraction and question answering
-summarization and paraphrasing
-speech recognition and speech synthesis
-corpus-based language modeling
-multi-lingual processing, machine translation and translation aids
-spoken and written natural language interfaces and dialogue systems
-multi-modal language processing and multimedia systems
-narrative understanding systems

The main conference also features tutorials, workshops, and demos.

More information on these can be found at the main ACL-07 page, http://www.acl2007.org/ .

1. General Invitation for Submissions:

The Student Research Workshop is an established tradition at ACL
conferences. The workshop provides a venue for student researchers
investigating topics in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language
Processing to present their work and to receive feedback
both from the general audience and from selected panelists --
experienced researchers who prepare in-depth comments and questions in
advance of the presentation.

2. Submission Requirements:

The emphasis of the workshop is to provide beginner researchers with
the opportunity of presenting their work in a formal setting.
Submission will therefore normally be open only to students who have
settled on their thesis direction but who still have significant
research left to do; those students in the final stages of their
thesis and those who have already presented at an ACL/EACL/NAACL
Student Research Workshop should submit to the main
conference instead.

The papers should describe original work, still in progress. Papers
should clearly indicate directions for future research wherever
appropriate. The papers may have more than one author; however, all
authors must be students (graduate or undergraduate). Papers submitted
are eligible only if they have not been presented at any other meeting
with publicly available published proceedings. Papers that are being
submitted in parallel to other conferences or workshops must indicate
this on the submission page.

3. Submission Procedure:

Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings and
should not exceed six (6) pages, including references. We strongly
recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word Style
files tailored for this year's conference. These will be available
from the web pages of ACL-07. A description of the format is also
available in case you are unable to use these style files directly.
Submission must be electronic. The only accepted format for submitted
papers is Adobe PDF. More details regarding the submission procedure
will be posted on the workshop website.

4. Reviewing Procedure:

Reviewing of papers submitted to the Student Workshop will be managed
by the Student Workshop Co-Chairs, with the assistance of a team of
reviewers. Each submission will be matched with a mixed panel of
student and senior researchers for review. The final acceptance
decision will be based on the results of the review.

Note that reviewing of papers will be blind; therefore, please make
sure your paper shows the title, but no author information. You should
likewise not have any self-identifying references anywhere in the
paper submitted for review. For example, rather than this: ''We showed
previously (Smith, 2001), ...'', use citations such as: ''Smith (2001)
previously showed ...''.

5. Schedule:

The papers must be submitted no later than 5pm US Eastern time January
23, 2007 (10pm GMT January 23, 2007). Late submissions will be
automatically disqualified. Acknowledgment will be e-mailed soon after
receipt. Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors (by
e-mail) on March 23, 2007. Detailed formatting guidelines for the
preparation of the final camera-ready copy will be provided to authors
with their acceptance notice.

Important Dates:

Paper submissions deadline: January 23, 2007
Notification of acceptance: March 23, 2007
Camera ready papers due: April 27, 2007
Conference date: June 24-29, 2007

6. Travel Grants:

Some funding will be available for students whose work is accepted to
the Student Research Workshop. For more information about travel
grants, please contact the co-chairs of the Student Research Workshop.

7. Contact Information:

If you need to contact the co-chairs of the Student Workshop, please
use: srwacl2007.org
An e-mail sent to this address will be forwarded to all co-chairs.

Workshop Chairs:

Violeta Seretan
Language Technology Laboratory, Linguistics Department
University of Geneva, Switzerland

Chris Biemann
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, NLP Department
University of Leipzig, Germany

Ellen Riloff (Faculty Advisor)
School of Computing
University of Utah, U.S.A.

Program Committee:

Laura Alonso i Alemany, Universidad de la República, Uruguay and Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Timothy Baldwin, University of Melbourne, Australia
Roberto Basili, University of Roma, Tor Vergata, Italy
Raffaela Bernardi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Stefan Bloehdorn, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Gemma Boleda, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK
Monojit Choudhury, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Philipp Cimiano, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Alexander Clark, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Gaël Harry Dias, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Katrin Erk, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Stefan Evert, University of Osnabrück, Germany
Afsaneh Fazly, University of Toronto, Canada
Alexander Gelbukh, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Alfio Gliozzo, ITC-irst, Trento, Italy
Yoav Goldberg, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Jean-Philippe Goldmann, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Günther Görz, University of Erlangen, Germany
Iryna Gurevych, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Catalina Hallett, The Open University, UK
Laura Hasler, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Janne Bondi Johannessen, University of Oslo, Norway
Philipp Koehn, University of Edinburgh, UK
Zornitsa Kozareva, University of Alicante, Spain
Chin-Yew Lin, Microsoft Corp., USA
Berenike Loos, European Media Laboratory GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
Bernardo Magnini, ITC-irst, Trento, Italy
Irina Matveeva, University of Chicago, USA
Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas, USA
Andrea Mulloni, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Roberto Navigli, University of Roma ''La Sapienza'', Italy
Malvina Nissim, CNR, Rome, Italy
Joakim Nivre, Växjö University and Uppsala University, Sweden
Constantin Orasan, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Rainer Osswald, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
Sebastian Padó, Saarland University, Germany
Adam Przepiórkowski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Reinhard Rapp, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
Bettina Schrader, University of Osnabrück, Germany
Sabine Schulte im Walde, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Serge Sharoff, University of Leeds, UK
Yihai Shen, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Anders Soegaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Lucia Specia, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil
Joel Tetreault, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Reut Tsarfaty, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Begoña Villada Moirón, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Stephen Wan, Macquarie University, Australia
Janyce M. Wiebe, University of Pittsburg, USA
Hans Friedrich Witschel, University of Leipzig, Germany
Bing Zhao, Carnegie Mellon University, USA



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