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LINGUIST List 19.18

Mon Jan 07 2008

Calls: Applied Ling/Jordan; Computational Ling/Spain

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


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        1.    Rula Bataineh, The 2008 JUST Conference of Applied Linguistics
        2.    Michael Zock, Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science


Message 1: The 2008 JUST Conference of Applied Linguistics
Date: 25-Dec-2007
From: Rula Bataineh <rulajust.edu.jo>
Subject: The 2008 JUST Conference of Applied Linguistics
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Full Title: The 2008 JUST Conference of Applied Linguistics

Date: 28-Apr-2008 - 29-Apr-2008
Location: Irbid, Jordan
Contact Person: Mohammad Nahar Alali
Meeting Email: alalijust.edu.jo
Web Site: http://www.just.edu.jo/news/preview2.aspx?cat=announcement&id=298

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2008

Meeting Description

We are pleased to announce that The 2008 JUST Conference of Applied Linguistics
will be held between April 29-30, 2008 at Jordan University of Science and
Technology, Irbid, Jordan.
Papers are welcome in any of the following areas:
1. Language Learning and Teaching
2. Discourse Analysis
3. Pragmatics
4. English for Special Purposes (ESP)

Plenary Speakers

Ann M. Johns
Dept. of Rhetoric and Writing Studies
San Diego State University
USA

Randal Hugh Holme
Hong Kong Institute of Education
Dept. of English
Hong Kong

Submission of Abstracts
The deadline for abstracts is February 15, 2008. Each participant can submit no
more than two abstracts: one individual and one co-authored. The abstract - not
exceeding 300 words (examples and references excluded) - should include the
author's name, mailing and e-mail addresses, and institutional affiliation. A
form is given on the conference website.
The official language of the conference will be English. The time allotted to
each presentation will be 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Hard Copy submissions should be sent (along with a soft copy on a floppy or a
cd-rom) to:
Dr. Mohammad Nahar Al-Ali
Department of English for Applied Studies
Jordan University of Science and Technology
P.O. Box 3030
Irbid 22110, Jordan
Fax: (962) 2-7201071.

Electronic Submissions should be sent in MS Word format to alalijust.edu.jo.

An online form will be available on the conference website.

Review of Abstracts
All abstracts will be anonymously reviewed. Selected papers will be announced on
March 1, 2008.

Participation
To register for the conference, please fill out the online registration form.
Fees will be paid on site or deposited into one of the bank accounts to be
listed later. You should either forward the receipt to the e-mail address or fax
it to the given number.

Fee
The registration fee for the conference is USD 100 for participants from outside
Jordan and JD 20 for participants from Jordan. The fee covers expenses for
participation, opening reception, conference booklets, refreshments, and
conference bags.
A trip to Petra is scheduled at the end of the Conference. Details on schedule
and fees will be posted in due time.

Venue and Accommodation
All participants who need accommodation will benefit from the remarkably reduced
prices at Al-Jood Hotel in Irbid. Further details of accommodation and travel
will be announced in due time.

Important Dates
Closing Date for Abstract Submission: Feb 15, 2008
Announcement of Accepted Proposals: March 1, 2008
Registration deadline: April 29, 2008
Conference: April 29-30, 2008
Conference information about travel, accommodation and social activities will be
made available on the conference website at
http://www.just.edu.jo/news/preview2.aspx?cat=announcement&id=298. Please visit
the website in order to keep abreast with the conference details.

Best Regards,
Organizing Committee
Message 2: Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science
Date: 24-Dec-2007
From: Michael Zock <zockfree.fr>
Subject: Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science
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Full Title: Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science
Short Title: NLPCS-08

Date: 12-Jun-2008 - 13-Jun-2008
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact Person: Bernadette Sharp
Meeting Email: B.Sharpstaffs.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.iceis.org/workshops/nlpcs/nlpcs2008-cfp.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 03-Mar-2008

Meeting Description

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers working on
natural language within the paradigm of cognitive science. Topics of interest
include, but are not limited to:

Computational Models of NLP
Cognitive and Psychological Models of NLP
Computer Assisted Language Learning
Evolutionary NLP
Situated (embodied) NLP
Multimodality in speech / text processing
Text Summarization and Information Extraction
Natural Language Interfaces and Dialogue Systems
Multi-Lingual Processing
Pragmatics and NLP
Speech Processing
Tools and Resources in NLP
Ontologies
Text Mining
Electronic Dictionaries
Evaluation of NLP Systems

These topics can be addressed from any of the following perspectives: full
automation by machines for machine (traditional NLP or HLT), semi-automated
processing, i.e. machine-mediated processing (the program assisting people in
their tasks), simulation of the human cognitive process.

Organizers

Bernadette Sharp (B.Sharpstaffs.ac.uk)
Michael Zock (michael.zocklif.univ-mrs.fr)

Important Dates

Paper Submission: March 3, 2008
Author Notification: April 4, 2008
Final Camera-Ready and Registration: April 14, 2008
Workshop dates: June 12-13, 2008

The 5th International Workshop on ''Natural Language Processing and Cognitive
Science''
(NLPCS 2008), http://www.iceis.org/workshops/nlpcs/nlpcs2008-cfp.html

12-13 June, 2008 - Barcelona - Spain

In conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information
Systems (ICEIS 2008), http://www.iceis.org/

Co-Chairs
Bernadette Sharp, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, B.Sharpstaffs.ac.uk
Michael Zock, CNRS, LIF, Marseille, France, michael.zocklif.univ-mrs.fr

Background

Realising that no single discipline will ever suffice to reveal the functioning
of the human mind, cognitive science was born. The idea was to analyse complex
behaviour (speaking, thinking, problem-solving) from different angles or levels
and to build models that could account for them.

Goals

While ambitious and intriguing, the idea looked promising enough to attract
numerous researchers, and there were plenty of opportunities then to present
this kind of work. Alas, the situation has changed, the discipline has lost
speed during the last decade. And if the reasons for this are multiple, ranging
from lack of results to unkept promises (« cognitive science » remaining wishful
thinking rather than a widely shared way of doing research), the fact is that
funding has become more and more scarce, and so have the opportunities to
present work done within this framework.

In the meantime statistical approaches have gained in popularity, and evaluation
has become an obligatory feature for presentation of work in the arena of
computational linguistics. While there is no doubt that evaluation has certain
qualities, it does not guarantee progress or insights per se. A broader
perspective is needed. To get the necessary insights and to get the big picture,
we probably need to get back to the framework in which we worked in those days,
which means, we should adopt and integrate multiple viewpoints, that is, take a
cognitive science approach. This is the goal of this workshop.

Justification of the New Name and Relation to the Topics

The workshop used to be called NLUCS (Natural Language Understanding and
Cognitive Science), yet, realising that this is too restrictive, we decided to
rename it NLPCS (Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science), as NLP is
obviously more than just natural language understanding. Information Retrieval,
Information Extraction, Machine Translation, Question Answering, Text
Summarization, Text Generation, etc. are all part of NLP or HLT (Human Language
Technology), and they all go clearly beyond language understanding. This being
so, it might be a valuable proposition to integrate them into the debate. In
other words, we would like to widen the scope and provide a forum for all
researchers of NLP working within the CS paradigm.

Also, while certain components (dictionaries, grammars, or ontologies) are very
general, the way they are used varies considerably with the task. Hence it is
important to show how the task reflects in the use of a given resource.
The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers working within
the paradigm of cognitive science

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Computational Models of NLP
- Cognitive and Psychological Models of NLP
- Evolutionary NLP
- Situated (embodied) NLP
- Multimodality in speech / text processing
- Text Summarization and Information Extraction
- Natural Language Interfaces and Dialogue Systems
- Computer Assisted Language Learning
- Multi-Lingual Processing
- Pragmatics and NLP
Speech Processing
- Tools and Resources in NLP
- Ontologies
- Text Mining
- Electronic Dictionaries
- Evaluation of NLP Systems

These topics can be addressed from any of the following perspectives: full
automation by machines for machine (traditional NLP or HLT), semi-automated
processing, i.e. machine-mediated processing (programs assisting people in their
tasks), simulation of human cognitive process.

Submission of Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for oral presentation in any of
the areas listed above. Only full papers in English will be accepted, and the
length of the paper should not exceed 10 pages (5000 words). Instructions for
preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex format) are available at the ICEIS
web site. http://www.iceis.org/paper_template.htm Postscript/RTF versions of the
manuscript should be submitted through ICEIS web-based paper submission
procedure: http://www.iceis.org/paper_submission.htm

Workshop Format

The workshop will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations of previously
submitted papers that went through a double peer review process. The proceedings
of the workshop will be published in the form of a book.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: March 3, 2008
Author Notification: April 4, 2008
Final Camera-Ready and Registration: April 14, 2008

Workshop Program Committee

Aretoulaki, M. (Germany), Intervoice Ltd., UK
Barnden, J. (UK), Birmingham University
Cristea, D. (Romania), University ''A.I.Cuza'' of Iasi, Romania
Day, C. (UK) , Keele University, UK
Delmonte, R. (USA), University of Texas
Endres-Niggemeyer, B. (Germany), Fachochschule Hanover, Germany
Helmreich, S.(USA), New Mexico State University, USA
Higgins, C. A. (UK), Nottingham University
Hinrichs, E. W. (Germany), University of Tuebingen
Mladenic, D. (Slovenia), J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Molla, D. (Australia), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Mota, C. (Portugal), L2F (INESC-ID) & Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Mothe, J. (France), Université de Toulouse, France
Narayanan, S. (USA), University of California, Berkeley
Nunes, M. G. (Brasil), Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e da Computação -
USP/São Carlos, Brasil
Rayson, P. (UK), Lancaster University, UK
Ren, F. (Japan), University of Tokushima, Japan
Roche, C. (France), Université de Savoie
Russell, S. (USA), University of New Hampshire
Schwitter, R. (Australia), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Sedes, F. (France), Université de Toulouse, France
Sharp, B. (Bahrain, UK), Royal University for Women, Staffordshire University
Sheremetyeva, S. (Denmark), LanA Consulting ApS
Soule-Dupuy, C. (France), Université de Toulouse, France
Thompson, G. (UK), Liverpool University
Tufis, D. (Romania), University ''A.I.Cuza'' of Iasi, Romania
Wilks, Y. (UK), Sheffield University
Windridge, P. (UK), Staffordshire University
Zock, M. (France), CNRS-LIF, Marseille

Workshop Location

The workshop will take place in conjunction with the 10th International
Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2008) in Barcelona - Spain.

Registration Information

At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop. If the
registration fees are not received by April 14, 2008, the paper will not be
published in the proceedings. For registering go to http://www.iceis.org

Secretariat

ICEIS 2008 Secretariat - The Fifth International Workshop on Natural Language
Processing and Cognitive Science (NLPCS-2008), E-mail: workshopsiceis.org
Web site: http://www.iceis.org



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