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LINGUIST List 18.1132

Fri Apr 13 2007

Calls: General Ling/Poland; Discourse Analysis,Pragmatics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Paulina Zydorowicz, 38th Poznan Linguistic Meeting
        2.    Ron Artstein, 2007 Workshop on the Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue


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Message 1: 38th Poznan Linguistic Meeting
Date: 12-Apr-2007
From: Paulina Zydorowicz <plmifa.amu.edu.pl>
Subject: 38th Poznan Linguistic Meeting


Full Title: 38th Poznan Linguistic Meeting
Short Title: PLM 2007

Date: 13-Sep-2007 - 16-Sep-2007
Location: Gniezno, Poland
Contact Person: Paulina Zydorowicz
Meeting Email: plmifa.amu.edu.pl
Web Site: http://ifa.amu.edu.pl/plm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-May-2007

Meeting Description:

The leitmotif of the 38th PLM is Linguistic topics at the start of the new
century: an overview. The aim of PLM 2007 is to provide an overview of
current topics in linguistics in the first decade of the 21st century.
Proposals of papers in any field of modern linguistics are welcome. This
includes both theoretical and applied linguistics as well as
interdisciplinary research.

38th Poznan Linguistic Meeting: Call for papers

Sessions:

Slavic phonotactics
Linguistic legacy of Ludwik Zabrocki (1907-1977)
Unfolding the semiotic web in discourse formations
The syntax / phonology interface and beyond
Celtic languages - their description and impact
Dynamic phonology
Anglicisms
Advances in text corpora and speech signal processing
Text types - diachronic investigations
Visual communication
Metalinguistic knowledge and second language acquisition
North American dialects

Papers for these sessions are warmly invited; however, we also strongly
encourage all colleagues interested in organising their own
sessions/workshops to contact us with ideas and proposals. Each paper will
be given 30 minutes, including 5-10 minutes for discussion. The submissions
will be reviewed by an International Advisory Board.

Main Talks Confirmed so far:

Prof. Helen Aristar-Dry (Eastern Michigan University; Linguist List Moderator)
Prof. John Ohala (University of California, Berkeley)
Prof. Dennis Preston (Michigan State University)
Prof. Peter Trudgill (University of Fribourg)
Prof. Clive Upton (University of Leeds)

Registration:

All participants should register for the Meeting following the guidelines
on our website: http://ifa.amu.edu.pl/plm

PLM 2007 Organising Committee:
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk
Jaroslaw Weckwerth
Paulina Zydorowicz

Contact details:
PLM2006 Organising Committee
School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University
Collegium Novum
al. Niepodleglosci 4
61-874 Poznan, Poland
tel: (+48 61) 829 3506, fax: (+48 61) 852 3103
Message 2: 2007 Workshop on the Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue
Date: 11-Apr-2007
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
Web Site: http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/Research/nle/decalog/

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

Call Deadline: 22-Apr-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. The SemDial workshops are always stimulating and fun, and Rovereto
is a great place to visit.

DECALOG -- The 2007 Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
UniversitĂ  di Trento (Italy), May 30 -- June 1, 2007
http://www.cimec.unitn.it/events/decalog/index.htm
in conjunction with
Inaugural Workshop of the Language, Interaction and Computation Lab,
Center For Mind / Brain Sciences (CiMeC)
May 29, 2007

Call for Posters and Demos (deadline: 22 April 2007)

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. The SemDial workshops are always stimulating and fun, and Rovereto
is a great place to visit.

DECALOG will be held on May 30 -- June 1, 2007, in conjunction with the
Inaugural Workshop of the Language, Interaction and Computation Lab of CIMeC on
May 29. This one-day workshop will feature invited presentations by some of the
leaders of the computational linguistics and human language technology community.

Invited Speakers

For DECALOG 2007 (May 30 -- June 1)
Bruno Bara (University of Torino)
Renato De Mori (University of Avignon)
Paul Piwek (Open University)
Ipke Wachsmuth (University of Bielefeld)


For the Inaugural Workshop (May 29)

Harald Baayen (Radboud University Nijmegen & Max Planck Institute for
Psycholinguistics)
Justine Cassell (Northwestern University)
Terry Regier (University of Chicago)
Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz-Landau)
Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh & University of Pennsylvania)
Oliviero Stock (ITC-IRST: Center for Scientific and Technological
Research, Trento)

Scope

We invite short abstracts describing system demonstrations and/or ongoing
projects relevant to the topics of the workshop, 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

Submission

Deadline for receipt of poster/demo abstracts is 22 April 2007, 23:59 UTC.
(Since we have to close the system manually, submissions will probably be
accepted for a few hours after the deadline, but we're not making any promises.)
Submit your paper via the web at

http://www.easychair.org/DECALOG2007/

Before submitting you must register with the website and receive a password by
email; please do this well ahead of your submission, since email is sometimes
unreliable. You will also need to fill out a web form with the author details
and type in (or paste) a short plain-text abstract (up to 200 words), in
addition to uploading your full abstract.

The full abstract should be a PDF file, 2 pages long (including data, tables,
figures, and references), A4 paper size, 11pt Times font, 2.5 cm (1 inch)
margins, 2-column format. You may find it convenient to use the style files
provided by COLING/ACL 2006. Submission is NOT anonymous: please include the
authors' names, affiliations, and e-mails.

Submissions will not be peer-reviewed, but evaluated for relevance only by the
program committee chairs. Due to limited space at the workshop site, we ask
authors to limit their submissions to one poster/demo.

Proceedings

The accepted 2-page abstracts will be distributed in a proceedings volume at the
workshop.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 22 April 2007 (Sunday)
Notification: 25 April 2007 (Wednesday)
Final versions due: 30 April 2007 (Monday)
CIMeC inaugural workshop: 29 May 2007 (Tuesday)
DECALOG 2007 workshop: 30 May -- 1 June 2007 (Wednesday--Friday)

Organizers

Ron Artstein (program co-chair)
Laure Vieu (program co-chair)
Massimo Poesio (local arrangements)
Co-organizers: LUNA -- Spoken language understanding in multilingual
communication systems

If you have any questions, please write to one of the human organizers (not the
institutional co-organizer). We do not have a dedicated email address.

Sponsors

CIMeC -- Center for Mind/Brain Sciences http://www.cimec.unitn.it/

LOA -- Laboratory for Applied Ontology http://www.loa-cnr.it/

ILIKS -- Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Interacting Knowledge Systems
http://www.loa-cnr.it/iliks/

Previous workshops in the SEMDIAL series include:

MunDial'97 (Munich)
http://www.cis.uni-muenchen.de/sil/workshop/dialogwsh.html
Twendial'98 (Twente)
http://hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/Conferences/twlt13.html
Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
http://cf.hum.uva.nl/computerlinguistiek/amstelog/
GĂ–TALOG 2000 (Gothenburg)
http://www.ling.gu.se/konferenser/gotalog2000/
BI-DIALOG 2001 (Bielefeld)
http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/BIDIALOG/
EDILOG 2002 (Edinburgh)
http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/edilog/
DiaBruck 2003 (Saarbruecken)
http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/diabruck/
CATALOG'04 (Barcelona)
http://www.upf.edu/dtf/personal/enricvallduvi/catalog04/
DIALOR'05 (Nancy)
http://dialor05.loria.fr/
BRANDIAL 2006 (Potsdam)
http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/brandial/

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




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