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LINGUIST List 18.693

Tue Mar 06 2007

Calls: Comp Ling/Spain; Historical Ling,Socioling/Portugal

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


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        1.    Victor J. Diaz-Madrigal, 13er Congreso de la Sociedad Española para PLN
        2.    Adrienne Bruyn, Session: Migration and Language in Early-Modern Europe


Message 1: 13er Congreso de la Sociedad Española para PLN
Date: 05-Mar-2007
From: Victor J. Diaz-Madrigal <vjdiazus.es>
Subject: 13er Congreso de la Sociedad Española para PLN


Full Title: 13er Congreso de la Sociedad Española para PLN
Short Title: SEPLN'2007

Date: 10-Sep-2007 - 12-Sep-2007
Location: Sevilla, Spain
Contact Person: Victor J. Díaz-Madrigal
Meeting Email: vjdiazus.es
Web Site: http://www.lsi.us.es/~sepln2007

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 04-May-2007

Meeting Description:

The 23rd Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing
(SEPLN) will take place on September 10-12, 2007 in Sevilla (Spain). As in
previous editions, the aim of SEPLN for this Conference is to promote the
dissemination of research, development and innovation activities conducted by
Spanish and foreign researchers in the field of Natural Language Processing
(NLP). The conference will provide a forum for discussion and communication to
facilitate an effective exchange of knowledge and scientific materials that are
necessary for promoting the publication of relevant work and the establishment
of means of collaboration with national and international Institutions that are
active in this field.
Researchers and businesses are encouraged to send communications, project
abstracts or demonstrations related to any of the following topics:

- Linguistic, mathematic and psycholinguistic models of language
- Corpus linguistics
- Monolingual and multilingual information extraction and retrieval
- Formalisms and grammars for morphological and syntactical analysis
- Computational Lexicography
- Monolingual and multilingual text generation
- Machine translation
- Speech synthesis and recognition
- Semantics, pragmatics and discourse
- Word sense disambiguation
- NLP industrial applications
- Automatic textual content analysis

Authors are encouraged to send theoretical or system-related proposals, to
be presented at the demonstration sessions, earlier than May 4, 2007. Proposals
must meet certain format and style requirements

Both the delivery and revision of proposals will be done exclusively in
electronic format (PostScript or PDF). Proposals will include a title,
complete names of the authors, their address, telephone, fax and e-mail.

Proposals will meet the following requirements (concerning the final
version, please check the ''publication format'' section):

- The proposals will be presented in Spanish or English.
- Inclusion of an abstract (maximum 150 words).
- Related topic.
- Overall maximum length will be 3,500 words (including the abstract).
- The proposals will be anonymously revised. Therefore, two separate
files will be submitted, one will only include the title and author details, the
other will only include the title and the rest of the proposal.
- Final versions (after notification of acceptance) will follow the
style requirements that are described in the publication format section.

Authors will submit their proposals through an EasyChair web system whose
link is http://www.easychair.org/SEPLN2007/.


Projects and Demos:

As in previous editions, the organizers encourage participants to give oral
presentations of projects and demos. Depending on the estimated number of
oral presentations, any session may be reserved to this purpose. Proposals
must meet certain format and style requirements for presentations.

For oral presentation of projects to be accepted, the following information
must be included:
- Project title
- Funding institution
- Participant groups in the project
- Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the project director
- Abstract (2 pages maximum)
- If a demonstration is to be performed, further information must be
included, as indicated below

For demonstrations to be accepted, the following information is mandatory:
- Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the authors
- Abstract (2 pages maximum)
- Time estimation for the whole presentation

This information must be received by June 1, 2007 using an EasyChair web
system whose link is http://www.easychair.org/SEPLN2007/.


Publication Format:

The final version of the article will be sent before June 22, 2007 through
the same web system.
- Documents must not include headers or footings.
- Maximum length will be 8 pages DIN A4 (210 x 297 mm), included
references and figures.
- In the case of demonstrations and projects, maximum length will be 2
pages.

Articles will be sent in Postscript or PDF format.

LaTeX format:

Authors using LaTeX format will download from the Conference website (URL
to be communicated in the Second Call for Papers) the following style
package zip file: latex_new.zip which will contain document and
bibliography styles, as well as an example showing existing editing
possibilities.

Word format:

Authors using Microsoft Word or compatible will download from the
Conference website the following zip file: word_new.zip which will include
a pattern file in RTF format and an example showing existing editing
possibilities.


Important Dates:

Dates for submission and notifications of acceptance:

- Deadline for submitting abstracts: May 4, 2007
- Notification of acceptance: Jun 6, 2007
- Deadline for submitting the final version: June 22, 2007
- Deadline for submitting projects and demos: June 1, 2007
Message 2: Session: Migration and Language in Early-Modern Europe
Date: 01-Mar-2007
From: Adrienne Bruyn <a.bruyn let.ru.nl>
Subject: Session: Migration and Language in Early-Modern Europe



Full Title: Session: Migration and Language in Early-Modern Europe
Short Title: (ESSHC)

Date: 27-Feb-2008 - 01-Mar-2008
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Person: Adrienne Bruyn
Meeting Email: a.bruyn let.ru.nl
Web Site: http://www.iisg.nl/esshc

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 25-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

Session 'Migration and Language in Early-Modern Europe', European Social Science
History Conference (ESSHC), Lisbon, 27 February - 1 March 2008.
The aim of the session is to bring together social historians and linguists
working on issues concerning language in the context of migration and
urbanization in early-modern Europe, and to bring about an inter-disciplinary
exchange.

Migration and Language in Early-Modern Europe, ESSHC

Proposals for papers are invited for a session on ''Migration and Language in
Early-Modern Europe'', as part of the Ethnicity and Migration Network, at the
European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC) in Lisbon, 27 February - 1
March 2008 (see http://www.iisg.nl/esshc).

Migration is relevant to the diachronic study of the European languages in that
it is one of the dimensions of the socio-historical space in which various
dialects and languages developed and influenced each other (cf. e.g. the project
''Variation and standardisation: the influence of language contact on the
emerging Dutch standard language (1400-1700)'', see
http://oase.uci.ru.nl/~varstan/en/index.html).
At the same time, linguistic factors may have played a role in migratory
patterns on various scales.

The aim of the session is to bring together researchers working on issues
concerning language in the context of migration and urbanization in early-modern
Europe, and to bring about an inter-disciplinary exchange between social
historians and linguists.

Please send proposals for contributions (400 words max.) to Adrienne Bruyn
a.bruyn let.ru.nl by 25 March 2007 at the latest.

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