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Mon 27 Mar 1995

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  1. Rohini Srihari, AAAI Fall Symp: Vision/Language
  2. Peter White, Second Call for Papers

Message 1: AAAI Fall Symp: Vision/Language

Date: Fri, 24 Mar 1995 15:54:03 AAAI Fall Symp: Vision/Language
From: Rohini Srihari <rohinicedar.buffalo.edu>
Subject: AAAI Fall Symp: Vision/Language

**************** SECOND (FINAL) NOTICE *************************

 Call for Participation
 AAAI Fall Symposium
 on

 COMPUTATIONAL MODELS FOR INTEGRATING LANGUAGE AND VISION

 November 10-12 1995
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
 Cambridge, MA

This symposium will focus on research issues in developing
computational models for integrating language and vision.
The intrinsic difficulty of both natural language processing
and computer vision has discouraged researchers
from attempting their integration, although in some cases
it may simplify the individual tasks (e.g. collateral-based vision,
resolving ambiguous sentences through the use of visual information).

Developing a bridge between language and vision is non-trivial,
since the correspondence between words and images is not
one-to-one. Much has been said about the
necessity of linking language and perception for a system
to exhibit intelligent behavior, but there has been relatively
little work on developing computational models for this task.
A natural-language understanding system should be able to
understand and make references to the visual world. The use of
scene-specific context (obtained from written or spoken text
accompanying a scene) could greatly enhance the performance of
computer vision systems.

Some of the topics to be addressed are:

o use of collateral text in image and diagram understanding
o generating natural-language descriptions of visual data
 (e.g., event perception in image sequences)
o identifying and extracting visual information from language
o understanding spatial language, spatial reasoning
o knowledge representation for linguistic and visual
 information, hybrid (language and visual) knowledge bases
o use of visual data in disambiguating/understanding text
o content-based retrieval from integrated text/image/video
 databases
o language-based scene modeling
 (e.g., picture or graphics generation)
o cognitive theories connecting language and perception

The symposium will consist of invited talks, panel discussions,
individual presentations and group discussions. Those
interested in making a presentation should submit
a technical paper (not to exceed 3,000 words). Others
interested in participating in the symposium
should submit either a position
paper or a research abstract. Email submissions
in postscript format are encouraged, and should be
sent to rohinicedar.buffalo.edu. Alternatively, 4
hard copies may be sent to:

 Rohini Srihari
 CEDAR/SUNY at Buffalo
 UB Commons, 520 Lee Entrance Suite 202
 Buffalo, NY 14228-2567

********** Papers should be sent by APRIL 14, 1995. ************

In addition to invited participants, a limited number of other
interested parties will be able to register on a first-come basis.
Registration will be available by August 1, 1995 through AAAI.

Further information on this symposium may be found at:
http://www.cedar.buffalo.edu/Piction/FSS95/CFP.html

Please address any questions regarding the symposium to
Rohini Srihari (rohinicedar.buffalo.edu),
Debra Burhans (burhanscs.buffalo.edu) or Rajiv Chopra
(rchopracs.buffalo.edu).

RELEVANT DATES

April 14, 1995 Submissions for the symposium are due
May 19, 1995 Notification of acceptance
September 1, 1995 Working notes for symposium distributed
Nov 10-12, 1995 Symposium held at MIT

Organizing Committee:
Rohini K. Srihari (Chair), CEDAR, SUNY at Buffalo
David Waltz, NEC Research Institute
Thomas M. Strat, SRI International
Candace Sidner, Lotus Development Corporation
Janice Glasgow, Queen's University
Ken Forbus, Northwestern University
Annette Herskovits, Wellesley College
Gordon Novak, University of Texas at Austin
Jeffrey Siskind, University of Toronto

Sponsored by the American Association for Artififical Intelligence
445 Burgess Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(415) 328-3123
fssaaai.org
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Message 2: Second Call for Papers

Date: Fri, 24 Mar 1995 09:21:47 Second Call for Papers
From: Peter White <peterwlingua.cltr.uq.OZ.AU>
Subject: Second Call for Papers

 APPLIED LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA

 20TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

27th - 30th September 1995

at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

CALL FOR PAPERS

Conference theme: Language and prejudice
Conference Convenor: Professor Manfred Pienemann,
 Dept of Modern European Languages, ANU

Papers are invited in two different categories:
 * Full papers (30 minutes)
 * Poster sessions (10 minutes)

The category of poster session is introduced in order to allow
practitioners and new researchers to present their work in progress.

To submit a paper please fill in the Submission Form and include an
abstract of the proposed presentation (approximately 250 words).
Papers should address one of the following three areas:
 (1) Reflection on practice
 (2) Empirical research
 (3) Theory formation


Deadline: 31 May 1995

Send abstracts to: ALAA Conference
Dept of Modern European Languages
The Australian National University
Canberra, ACT 0200
AUSTRALIA

e-mail: alaa-plananu.edu.au

Guidelines for paper submissions

20th Annual Conference of the
Applied Linguistics Association of Australia
27th - 30th September 1995

To help those who are interested in submitting a paper the following
guidelines are intended to facilitate the drafting of the abstract.

For area (1) Reflection on practice you need to include:
* a brief outline of the issue being discussed
* a description of the contribution to practice made by the work you present
* a critical reflection which shows the development of a theoretical perspective

For area (2) Empirical research you need to include:
* a clear statement of the research question or hypothesis
* a description of the data
* a demonstration of the appropriateness of the analysis
* information about the findings and their significance

For area (3) Theory formation the abstract needs to contain information on:
* what it is you are theorising about
* how it is an original contribution
* the relationship of your work to existing theories
__________________

SUBMISSION FORM

Name:
............................................................................
....
Address:
............................................................................
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Institution:
............................................................................
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Title of paper:
............................................................................
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............................................................................
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I wish my submission to be considered as a

o full paper o poster session (tick one or two boxes)

Abstract: Please refer to Guidelines for paper submissions


Deadline: 31 May 1995

Send abstracts to:
ALAA Conference
Dept of Modern European Languages
The Australian National University
Canberra, ACT 0200
AUSTRALIA

Manfred Pienemann
Professor of Modern European Languages
Department of Modern European Languages, Head
Australian National University
Canberra, ACT 0200
Australia

Telephone 61 6 249 4319
Facsimile 61 6 249 3252
Email: Manfred.Pienemannanu.edu.au
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