LINGUIST List 9.1301

Fri Sep 18 1998

Calls: ADL5, ACL-99

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  1. Isabelle Leglise, 2nd call for papers : ADL5
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL-99 Call for Theme Proposals

Message 1: 2nd call for papers : ADL5

Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 23:33:49 +0200
From: Isabelle Leglise <>
Subject: 2nd call for papers : ADL5

4-5 DECEMBER 1998

 The Atelier des Doctorants de Linguistique (ADL) is an organisation
created and run by students. With the support of theUniversity of Paris 7,
it aims at developing exchanges between students from different theoretical
backgrounds. The fifth meeting provides anopportunity for young linguists
to present their works and exchange ideas through :

 * papers on miscellaneous areas of linguistics
 * workshops on interdisciplinary topics
 * friendly breaks providing an opportunity
forinformal discussions.

This meeting is organised by students and is student-oriented.

 Papers, preferably delivered in French, should deal with the
following fields: computational linguistics, history of linguistics,
lexicology, phonetics,phonology, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, semantics,
sociolinguistics, syntax and morphology. A three-page abstract setting out
the theoretical background, hypotheses, examples and results which are to
be presented at the meeting should be sent by October15th.

Abstracts should be submitted, (by email in rtf-format if possible), to (for Macintosh) (for PC formats).

If you send your abstact by mail please enclose three anonymous copies
along with a separate listing of name, institutional affiliation, preferred
mailing address, phone, e-mail address and paper title to the following

5emes rencontres de l'ADL
Universite Paris 7 - Denis Diderot
UFR de Linguistique - Case 7003
Tour Centrale, piece 911
2, place Jussieu
75251 Paris Cedex 05

Accepted speakers will be notified by the program committee in early November.

The meeting will be free of charge.Furthermore, we will try to arrange
accommodation for speakers. For further information, join us at or at

Program committee: Nicolas Ballier, Sabrina Bendjaballah, Patricia Cabredo
Hofherr, Emmanuelle Canut, Pierre Jalenques, Isabelle Leglise, Helene Le
Guillou de Penanros (coordination), Tobias Scheer, Kim Stroumza.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE : October 15th ,1998




4-5 decembre 1998
Universite de Paris 7 - Denis Diderot

 Structure creee et geree par des doctorants, l'Atelier des
Doctorants de Linguistique (A.D.L.) de Paris 7, avec le soutien de son
Ecole Doctorale, a pour objectif de favoriser les echanges entre etudiants
travaillant dans des domaines et dans des cadres theoriques differents.
Dans cette optique, il organise pour la cinquieme annee consecutive des
rencontres, occasion pour de jeunes linguistes de presenter leurs travaux
et de confronter leurs points de vues a travers :

 * des presentations dans des domaines varies de la linguistique
 * des ateliers-debats autour de themes transversaux
 * des pauses conviviales laissant le temps aux discussions

La particularite de ces rencontres est leur caractere etudiant :
organisation, comite de lecture et intervenants.

 Les communications se situeront dans les domaines suivants:
histoire des idees linguistiques, lexicologie, linguistique et
informatique, morphologie, phonetique, phonologie, pragmatique
linguistique, psycholinguistique, semantique, sociolinguistique et syntaxe.
Les etudiants interesses enverront un resume de 3 pages avant le 15 octobre
1998, comprenant : une explicitation de leurs presupposes theoriques, les
hypotheses, exemples et resultats exposes lors de la presentation.

 Ce resume est a soumettre, si possible par email en format rtf a : (format Macintosh) (format PC)

 ou a adresser, en 3 exemplaires anonymes accompagnes d'une fiche
personnalisee (nom, universite de rattachement, adresse personnelle et
professionnelle, telephone, email, titre de la communication) a l'adresse
suivante :

5emes rencontres de l'ADL
Universite Paris 7 - Denis Diderot
UFR de Linguistique - Case 7003
Tour Centrale, piece 911
2, place Jussieu
75251 Paris Cedex 05

L'acceptation des communications sera notifiee par le comite de lecture
debut novembre.

La participation a ces rencontres est gratuite. Nous essaierons, de plus,
de mettre en place des possibilites d'hebergement. Les personnes souhaitant
des renseignements complementaires peuvent nous contacter a la meme adresse
ou par email, ou www :

Organisation : Nicolas Ballier, Sabrina Bendjaballah, Patricia Cabredo
Hofherr, Emmanuelle Canut, Pierre Jalenques, Isabelle Leglise, Helene Le
Guillou de Penanros(coordination), Tobias Scheer, Kim Stroumza.

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Message 2: ACL-99 Call for Theme Proposals

Date: Fri, 18 Sep 98 11:50:49 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: ACL-99 Call for Theme Proposals


ACL-99 Conference:
the 37th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

University of Maryland
June 22--27 1999

The Association for Computational Linguistics would like to encourage
the submission of papers on substantial, original, and unpublished
research on all aspects of computational linguistics. A particular
aim for the 1999 conference is a broadening of both the thematic
coverage and geographical origin of submissions; to this end, we are
experimenting with a new format. Some proportion of the conference
will be given over to special sessions, somewhat like a special issue
of a journal, organised around themes proposed by members of the NLP
community. Our aim is to incorporate some of the intensity and
excitement of the traditional post-conference workshops, without
replacing those workshops---we expect, as has become traditional, that
there will also be a set of post-conference workshops that will remain
separate from the main meeting. This call invites proposals for
thematic sessions in accordance with the considerations below; a final
Call For Papers will be sent out in early November.


We are soliciting proposals for themes that will provide 4--8 high
quality papers, typically forming one or two sessions in the main
conference. Proposers of accepted themes, who will become the chairs
of those sessions, will have similar responsibilities to those of
workshop organisers in terms of arranging reviewing and the delivery
of camera ready copy; however, the papers will be scheduled as part of
the main sessions and will be published as part of the main conference
proceedings. In terms of subject area coverage, we expect thematic
sessions will be closer to workshop topic areas in focus.


Please specify the following:

- Chair Details: Name, address, email, telephone number, fax
- Title
- Summary: At most one page describing the proposed subject area,
 citing evidence that there is sufficient interest in the area
 to generate enough high quality submissions to populate up to
 a half-day's worth of presentations.
- Proposed Review Committee: Each paper submitted should be
 reviewed by at least three people. As part of your proposal,
	you should suggest a potential review committee of around 12
 people who will be asked to serve on the committee if the
 proposal is accepted. Your list should demonstrate
 the spread of interest in the area in the community,
 encouraging both international participation and the
 participation of a broad range of researchers, including both 
	senior members of the community and graduate students. 

Theme proposals should be submitted to the email address provided
below. Informal enquiries as to what might work as a theme can also
be directed to this address in advance of the submission date.
Possible themes might be topics like: NLP and Data Mining; Word
Segmentation in Asian Languages; Reconciling Functional and Formal
Approaches to Syntax; Approaches to Concept to Speech. We provide
these examples only as indications of the variety of topic areas that
will be considered.


This call issued: September 14, 1998
Theme submissions deadline: October 12, 1998
Notification of selected themes: October 26, 1998
Call for papers: Early November 1998
Paper submissions deadline: January 25, 1999
Notification of acceptance: March 22, 1999
Camera ready papers due: May 3, 1999


Chairs for the ACL-99 program are Ken Church and Robert Dale.
All queries regarding the program should be sent to; this forwards to both authors.


Theme proposals should be of approximately two pages in length,
ideally submitted in ascii by email to with the
subject: "ACL99 THEME PROPOSAL". More complicated formats such as
standalone LaTeX (not requiring additional style files), PostScript,
and Word will be accepted if they print on the first try. Hardcopy
proposals should be faxed or mailed to *both* of the chairs,
clearly labeled "ACL99 THEME PROPOSAL". Proposals should be received
by 5pm GMT on October 12th 1998.

Ken Church (Co-chair) Robert Dale (Chair)
AT&T Labs - Research Microsoft Research Institute
180 Park Ave, Office D235 School of MPCE
PO Box 971 Macquarie University
Florham Park, NJ 07932-0971, USA Sydney NSW 2109, Australia
Tel: +1 973-360-8620 Tel: +61 2 9850 6331
Fax: +1 973-360-8077 Fax: +61 2 9850 9529
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