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LINGUIST List 18.2649

Wed Sep 12 2007

Calls: General Ling/Greece; Computational Ling/Singapore

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


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        1.    Angela Ralli, 1st Patras Conference of Graduate Students in Linguistics
        2.    Jian Su, Languages in Biology and Medicine


Message 1: 1st Patras Conference of Graduate Students in Linguistics
Date: 11-Sep-2007
From: Angela Ralli <ralliupatras.gr>
Subject: 1st Patras Conference of Graduate Students in Linguistics
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Full Title: 1st Patras Conference of Graduate Students in Linguistics
Short Title: PICGSL

Date: 28-Mar-2008 - 30-Mar-2008
Location: Patras, Greece
Contact Person: Maria Pavlakou
Meeting Email: mpavlakouupatras.gr

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Jan-2008

Meeting Description:

The 1st Patras International Conference of Graduate Students in Linguistics will
be held at the University of Patras (March 28-30, 2008).
The aim of the conference is to bring graduate students together, from all over
the world. It addresses to graduate students (MA and PhD) in both Theoretical
and Applied Linguistics. The official languages of the conference are English
and Greek.
Information: www.philology.upatras.gr/PICGSL/home.htm (under construction)

1st Patras International Conference of Graduate Students in Linguistics (PICGSL)
Patras, Greece, March 28-30, 2008

First Call for Papers
We are pleased to announce that the 1st Patras International Conference of
Graduate Students in Linguistics will be held at the Conference and Cultural
Center of the University of Patras (March 28-30, 2008).

The aim of the conference is to bring graduate students together, from all over
the world, in order to exchange ideas and expand their academic skills.

The conference addresses to graduate students (MA and PhD) in both Theoretical
and Applied Linguistics. They are encouraged to submit an abstract of their
original research work in any field of linguistics (phonetics, phonology,
morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, discourse
analysis, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics,
lexicology, lexicography, language acquisition, language teaching, etc.).

Invited speakers:
Alexandra Georgakopoulou, King's College London
Brian D. Joseph, The Ohio State University
Eva Kehayia, McGill University
Io Manolessou, University of Patras
Dimitris Papazachariou, University of Patras
Sergio Scalise, University of Bologna
Neil Smith, Emer. Prof. University College London

Guidelines to participants:
Please send your abstract electronically to picglupatras.gr. The message should
be of the following format:
Abstract (150-200 words) should be sent as attachment in Word (.doc) or PDF
file. Do not forget that the abstract should be anonymous. The following
information should be provided in the email text: name, affiliation (department
and university), email address (the one you check regularly), the title of the
paper, the area of research (e.g. syntax, phonetics, psycholinguistics, etc.)
and how you wish to present your paper (i.e. talk or poster)
The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2008. (Notification of acceptance:
January 20, 2008)
Presentations should be of 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.
The official languages of the conference are English and Greek.

Information: www.philology.upatras.gr/PICGSL/home.htm (under construction)
The organising committee
Message 2: Languages in Biology and Medicine
Date: 11-Sep-2007
From: Jian Su <sujiani2r.a-star.edu.sg>
Subject: Languages in Biology and Medicine
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Full Title: Languages in Biology and Medicine
Short Title: LBM 2007

Date: 06-Dec-2007 - 07-Dec-2007
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Contact Person: Jian Su
Meeting Email: sujiani2r.a-star.edu.sg
Web Site: http://lbm2007.biopathway.org/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2007

Meeting Description:

The International Symposium on Languages in Biology and Medicine (LBM) 2007
seeks to provide a renewed opportunity for interaction between language
professionals with different methodological backgrounds. LBM was established in
2005 and the remit of this event remains highly relevant today. The symposium
focuses on the languages that are in active use for biology and medicine. We are
calling for original research papers on, but not limited to the topics listed
below. Papers focusing on application aspects of languages in biology and
medicine are also invited.

- Natural language: text mining, retrieval and management;

- Ontology language: ontology construction, extension and management;

- Logic language: knowledge representation and induction;

- Sequence language: RNA structure prediction, protein domain prediction;

- Database language: database interface, query language;

- Visualization language: information visualization, molecular visualization.

Extended deadline September 30th
2nd International Symposium on

Languages in Biology and Medicine (LBM) 2007

6-7 December 2007 Biopolis, Singapore

(http://lbm2007.biopathway.org/)

Language is a powerful tool that in its many manifestations is a system, used
for communication, comprising a finite set of arbitrary symbols and a set of
rules (or grammar) by which the manipulation of these symbols is governed. In
biology and medicine, the importance of languages used to represent knowledge,
communicate and query information is immense. Likewise auxiliary tasks such as
translation, summarization and information extraction play important roles
supporting scientific research. The automation of such tasks has significantly
advanced knowledge discovery in biomedicine.

Incumbent technologies that discover, read and process language are continually
stretched by the vigorous demands of bio-medical scientists and there is the
continual need and incentive for language techniques to evolve. Despite this,
the distinct communities involved in language processing rarely borrow from one
another or look over the fence to see what other approaches are in use. And yet
synergistic interactions across methodological disciplines and across different
topics are frequently the harbingers of revolutionary technologies. In this
context, it is imperative that we adopt diversification, more lateral and
creative interaction between language professionals.

LBM2007 will consist of oral paper and poster presentation, invited speeches and
a panel discussion. In addition to on-line conference proceedings, oral paper
presentations will be published in BMC Bioinformatics and receive a MEDLINE
citation.

The symposium is co-located with the International Conference on Genome
Informatics (GIW), which will be held in Singapore from December 3 to 5, 2007.

Submission of Papers

Submission should follow BMC instructions for authors which could be found at
http://lbm2007.biopathway.org/PaperSubmission and should not exceed 14 pages
including references. Additional pages could be given to figures and tables.

Paper review will be double blind, so papers should not include authors' names
and affiliations. Self-references are to be avoided-instead of ''As we showed in
Smith et al. 1999...'', say ''As Smith et al. 1999 showed....'' Paper submission
software will allow authors to enter full author information separately. The
paper submission site is http://www.easychair.org/LBM2007. Manuscripts must be
submitted no later than September 9, 2007.

Important Dates

Paper submission due: September 30 , 2007
Notification of acceptance: November 1, 2007
Camera ready due: November 30 , 2007
LBM 2007 Conference: December 6-7, 2007

Steering Committee

See-Kiong Ng, NTU & I2R, Singapore
Jong C. Park, KAIST, South Korea
Limsoon Wong, NUS, Singapore

General Chairs

Jong C. Park, KAIST, South Korea
Limsoon Wong, NUS, Singapore

Programme Committee Chairs

Christopher J. O. Baker, I2R, Singapore
Su Jian, I2R, Singapore

Local Organizing Chair

Rajaraman Kanagasabai, I2R, Singapore

Programme Committee

Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester, UK
Vlad Bajic, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Chitta Baral, Arizona State University, USA
Christian Blaschke, Bioalma, Spain
Anita Burgun, Universite de Rennes, France
Werner Ceusters, Buffalo NY, USA
Kevin B. Cohen, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, USA
Nigel Collier, National Institute for Informatics, Japan
Mark Craven, University of Wisconsin, USA
Rebholz Dietrich, EMBL-EBI, UK
Julian Gough, University of Bristol, UK
Volker Haarslev, Concordia University, Canada
Udo Hahn, Jena University, Germany
Lynette Hirschman, MITRE, USA
Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Canada
Ewan Klein, Edinburgh University, UK
Satoshi Kobayashi, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Michael Krauthammer, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Patrick Lambrix, Linköping University, Sweden
Liu, Hong Fang, Georgetown University Medical Center, USA
Yves Lussier, University of Chicago, USA
Erik van Mulligen, Erasmus MC, Netherlands
Jinah Park, Information & Communications University, Korea
Tom Rindflesch, National Library of Medicine, USA
Jasmin Saric, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Neil Sarkar, Woods Hole, USA
Stefan Schulz, Freiburg University Hospital, Germany
Donia Scott, Open University, UK
Hagit Shatkay, Queen's University, Canada
Jun'ichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo, Japan, University of Manchester, UK
Alfonso Valencia, CNIO, Spain
W. John Wilbur, NIH, USA
Rene Witte, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Hong Yu, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI-CNRS, France



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