LINGUIST List 8.1444

Wed Oct 8 1997

Calls: COLING-ACL '98, Posters for CMC/98

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  1. Pete Whitelock, Proposals for Workshops & Tutorials
  2. Harry Bunt, CMC/98 Call for Posters/Demonstrations

Message 1: Proposals for Workshops & Tutorials

Date: Tue, 7 Oct 1997 14:47:13 +0100
From: Pete Whitelock <>
Subject: Proposals for Workshops & Tutorials




 University of Montreal

The Programme Commitee would like to receive proposals for tutorials
and workshops to be held in conjunction with the Joint COLING-ACL


Tutorials will be held on Sunday 9th August, the day preceeding the
conference proper. Tutorials may address any topic of current or
possible future relevance to the field. The duration of each tutorial
should be approximately 3 hours. Those interested in presenting a
tutorial should send a 300-500 word proposal to Pete Whitelock,, describing the relevance of the subject matter to
the conference participants, an outline of the tutorial's content, and
a short statement of the proposer's relevant experience.


Workshops will be held on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of August,
immediately following the conference proper. Workshops will normally
be one day in length, but may extend to a second day if
required. Those interested in organising a workshop should send a
brief proposal to Pete Whitelock,, describing the
topic of the workshop and its relevance to Coling, the approximate
number of participants expected and the likely duration of the
workshop, and a short statement of the proposer's relevant experience.

It is hoped that it will be possible to accomodate all proposals for
tutorials and workshops, but the room space available will place an
upper limit on the number. Since proposals will be accepted primarily
on a first-come first-served basis, proposers are encouraged to submit
as early as possible. Early submission is particularly important if
workshop presentations are to be refereed. In any event, no proposals
will be accepted after the final deadline of Dec 31st.
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Message 2: CMC/98 Call for Posters/Demonstrations

Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 00:12:26 +0200
From: Harry Bunt <>
Subject: CMC/98 Call for Posters/Demonstrations

 C A L L F O R P O S T E R S / D E M O N S T R A T I O N S 


 Second International Conference on 


 Theory and Applications 

 Sponsored by the Universities of Brabant 
 Joint Research Organization (SOBU)
 and the ACL Special Interest Group in Multimedia (SIGMEDIA)

 Tilburg, The Netherlands, 28-30 January 1998


The Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence Group at 
Tilburg University, in collaboration with the Center for Research on 
User-System Interaction IPO in Eindhoven, and the Department of 
Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology, will host 
the Second International Conference on the theory and applications of 
Cooperative Multimodal Communication, CMC/98, to take place January 
28-30, 1998. 

The principal aim of the conference is to bring together researchers 
involved in the design, implementation, and application of forms of 
cooperative human-computer communication where natural language 
(typed or spoken) is used in combination with other modalities, 
such as visual feedback and direct manipulation. 

The conference will focus on formal, computational, and user aspects 
of building cooperative multimodal dialogue systems. Conference topics 
include, but are not limited to:

* cooperativity in multimodal dialogue 
* metaphors for human-computer interaction
* communicative acts in multimodal communication 
* interacting with visual domain representations 
* natural language interpretation in a multimodal context
* effective use of different media and modalities
* formal and computational models of dialogue context
* pragmatic concepts in human-computer dialogue
* the role of time in multimodal communication
* agent-based dialogue architectures
* user modelling 
* approaches to dialogue management 

The deadline for sumission of extended abstracts of papers has passed, 
but propspective participants are invited to submit short abstracts 
of posters to be presented at the conference, or descriptions of 
multimodal systems to be demonstrated. Abstracts/descriptions should 
be maximally 2 pages long and should be submitted before November 10. 

Only electronic submission is be possible, in uuencoded compressed Latex 
form, to be sent to and to (two copies). 
A Latex style file to be used is available via the CMC/98 Web page 
(see below).

Abstracts/descriptions will be reviewed for their appropriateness for 
the conference by members of the program committee; authors will 
receive notification of acceptance by December 1. 

Accepted abstracts/descriptions will be published in the conference 
proceedings. If the conference timetable allows, authors will be given 
the possibility of a short, 10-minute plenary presentation of their work.


Submission of short abstracts: 10 November, 1997 
Notification of acceptance: 1 December, 1997 


 Harry Bunt (Tilburg) (chair) 
 Nicholas Asher (Austin) 
 Norman Badler (Philadelphia) 
 Don Bouwhuis (Eindhoven) 
 Walther von Hahn (Hamburg) 
 Dieter Huber (Mainz) 
 John Lee (Edinburgh) 
 Joseph Mariani (Paris) 
 Jean-Claude Martin (Orsay) 
 Mark Maybury (Bedford) 
 Paul McKevitt (Sheffield and Aalborg) 
 Rob Nederpelt (Eindhoven) 
 Kees van Overveld (Eindhoven) 
 Ray Perrault (Menlo Park) 
 Donia Scott (Brighton) 
 Jan Treur (Amsterdam) 
 Wolfgang Wahlster (Saarbruecken) 
 Bonnie Webber (Philadelphia) 
 Kent Wittenburg (Morristown) 
 Henk Zeevat (Amsterdam) 


 Robbert-Jan Beun
 Tijn Borghuis
 Harry Bunt
 Leen Kievit 
 Margriet Verlinden


For questions about the program contact Harry; 
for issues relating to the submission of abstracts contact

For all other matters contact the conference secretariat:

Anne Adriaensen 
Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence Group, 
Tilburg University, 
P.O. Box 90153,
5000 LE Tilburg, 
The Netherlands. 
phone: +31 13 466 30 60; 
fax +31 13 466 31 10; 


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 Harry C. Bunt
 Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science
 Dean, Faculty of Arts
 Tilburg University 
 P.O. Box 90153 
 5000 LE Tilburg, the Netherlands
 Phone: +31 - 13 466.3060 (secretary Anne Andriaensen)
 2568 (Dean's office)
 2653 (office, room B 310)
 Fax: +31 - 13 466.3110
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