LINGUIST List 9.857

Wed Jun 10 1998

Calls: 2nd WS on Interlinguas,ESSLLI-99

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  1. Stephen Helmreich, 2nd WS on Interlinguas
  2. Heinrich Wansing, ESSLLI-99, Final Call for Proposals

Message 1: 2nd WS on Interlinguas

Date: Mon, 8 Jun 1998 12:54:10 -0600 (MDT)
From: Stephen Helmreich <shelmreicrl.nmsu.edu>
Subject: 2nd WS on Interlinguas


 SECOND WORKSHOP ON INTERLINGUAS: CALL FOR PAPERS

 FROM TEXT TO REPRESENTATION: SECOND WORKSHOP ON INTERLINGUAS

 Tuesday, October 27, 1998 (preceding the AMTA 98 conference)
	 Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, Langhorne, Pennsylvania


[http://crl.nmsu.edu/Events/FWOI/SecondWorkshop/index.html]

The focus of this workshop will be a multi-lingual text and the task
of representing aspects of that text using an Interlingual
Representation (IL). The format is meant to encourage concrete
discussion on how ILs handle particular challenges, including, but not
limited to, representation of:

basic predicate/argument structure
noun phrases/referents
proper nouns
prepositional meaning
non-literal language
temporal relations
textual organization
lexical divergences
syntactic divergences

Submitters are invited to select some aspect or section of the text,
in a single language, or a language pair/set, and submit a short
position paper, describing the IL representation for that aspect.

In addition to providing concrete IL representations and terms
(ontological entities/atoms), submitters are encouraged to focus also
on the reasons why one would choose to define these particular terms,
and the justification for defining in a particular way the relations,
slots, and fillers of the term.

Papers should define the aspect to be discussed, identify instances in
the text, provide a representation for these instances, and categorize
the instances according to the treatment proposed. The papers will be
collected and published as the proceedings of the workshop.

Submission of end-to-end output of an IL system (including and
identifying relevant hand-crafted elements) is especially encouraged.
Submissions could also propose theoretical justification for a
particular framework, in particular how the building blocks of the
system work in handling an aspect of the text.

The workshop itself will consist of panels organized around the
representational aspects selected by the participants. The panel
presentations will be supplemented by periods for general discussion
and other activities.

Ideally, the result of the workshop will be

- in some cases, a consistent set of IL expressions for the various
 problematic issues raised by the text and

- in other cases, a clearer delineation of
 (1) how the various problematic issues in the text are treated in
 different ILs and 
 (2) the fundamental differences in approach that motivate these
 different IL treatments. 

A final product of the workshop will be an outline of the issues
discussed in determining whether combined IL approaches are possible
and/or desirable. These results will provide a basis for further
workshops.

The multi-lingual text will be available at
http://crl.nmsu.edu/Events/FWOI/SecondWorkshop/text.html in glossed
English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, German, Russian, Persian,
Italian, Catalan, Vietnamese, Malay, Greek, Bulgarian, Tamil, and
Portuguese versions, as they become available.

Notice of interest in participation: July 10, 1998 
 (to shelmreicrl.nmsu.edu)
 (Please identify specifically what aspect of IL representation
 you intend to address)
Position paper submission: August 10, 1998
Notifications: September 10, 1998
Final copies of papers: October 10, 1998
Workshop: October 27, 1998

Submission may be in printed or electronic form (LaTex, FrameMaker),
but should follow ACL style sheet (available at
http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~acl/home.html).

Submissions should be sent to:

Stephen Helmreich
Computing Research Laboratory
New Mexico State University
PO Box 30001/3CRL
Las Cruces, NM 88003 (USA)
phone: (505) 646-2141
fax: (505) 646-6218
e-mail: shelmreicrl.nmsu.edu

The registration fee for the conference is $50. Non-presenters will
be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

A copy of the registration form is available at:
http://crl.nmsu.edu/Events/FWOI/SecondWorkshop/registration.html 
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Message 2: ESSLLI-99, Final Call for Proposals

Date: Mon, 8 Jun 1998 15:59:16 +0200 (METDST)
From: Heinrich Wansing <wansingrz.uni-leipzig.de>
Subject: ESSLLI-99, Final Call for Proposals


[An HTML version of the Call for Proposals will be made available via
the FoLLI web page at http://www.wins.uva.nl/research/folli/. The
usual apologies apply if you receive multiple copies of this message.]


Eleventh European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
 ESSLLI-99
 August 9-20, 1999, Utrecht, The Netherlands

 FINAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The main focus of the European Summer Schools in Logic, Language and
Information is the interface between linguistics, logic and
computation. Foundational, introductory and advanced courses together
with workshops cover a wide variety of topics within six areas of
interest: Logic, Computation, Language, Logic and Computation,
Computation and Language, Language and Logic. Previous summer schools
have been highly successful, attracting around 500 students from
Europe and elsewhere. The school has developed into an important
meeting place and forum for discussion for students and researchers
interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic, Language and
Information. ESSLLI-99 is organized under the auspices of the European
Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI).

The ESSLLI-99 Programme Committee invites proposals for foundational,
introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops for the 11th
annual Summer School on a wide range of topics in the following
fields:

Logic Language Computation
Language and Logic Logic and Computation Language and Computation

In addition to courses and workshops there will be a Student Session.
A Call for Papers for the Student Session will be distributed
separately.

The Programme Committee welcomes proposals in all of the above areas.


PROPOSAL SUBMISSION:

All proposals (subjset: ESSLLI-99) should be submitted by electronic
mail to the program chair, at wansingrz.uni-leipzig.de, in plain
ASCII text as soon as possible, but no later than June 15,
1998. Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's
decision no later than September 1, 1998. Proposers should follow the
guidelines below while preparing their submissions; proposals that
deviate substantially will not be considered.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION:

Anyone interested in lecturing or organizing a workshop during
ESSLLI-99, please read the following information carefully.


FOUNDATIONAL COURSES: These are really elementary courses not assuming any 
background knowledge. The number of foundational courses will be 4-6. 

Foundational courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers. They
consist of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions (a
two-week course) each session lasts 90 minutes.

 Timetable for Foundational Course Proposal Submission

 Jun 15, 98: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 1, 98: Notification
 Nov 15, 98: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, lecturer(s)
 information, course description and prerequisites
 Jun 1, 99: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material


INTRODUCTORY COURSES: Introductory courses are central to the
activities of the Summer School. They are intended to equip students
and young researchers with a good understanding of a field's basic
methods and techniques, and to allow experienced researchers from
other fields to acquire the key competences of neighboring
disciplines, thus encouraging the development of a truly
interdisciplinary research community. The introductory courses in the
three basic disciplines should provide introductions to the field for
non-specialists (an introductory course on logic, for instance, should
address linguists and computer scientists, not logicians).
Introductory courses in the interdisciplinary fields, on the other
hand, can build on knowledge of the respective fields (an introductory
course in computational linguistics should address an audience which
is familiar with the basics of linguistics and computation).

Introductory courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers. They
consist of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions (a
two-week course) each session lasts 90 minutes.

Proposals for introductory courses should indicate the level of the
course as compared to standard texts in the area. For ease of
reference a list of standard texts will be made available
electronically.

 Timetable for Introductory Course Proposal Submission

 Jun 15, 98: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 1, 98: Notification
 Nov 15, 98: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, lecturer(s)
 information, course description and prerequisites
 Jun 1, 99: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material


ADVANCED COURSES: Advanced courses should be pitched at an audience of
advanced Masters or PhD students. Proposals for advanced courses
should specify the prerequisites in some detail.

Advanced courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers. They consist
of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions (a two-week
course) each session lasts 90 minutes.

 Timetable for Advanced Course Proposal Submissions

 Jun 15, 98: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 1, 98: Notification
 Nov 15, 98: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, lecturer(s)
 information, course description and prerequisites
 Jun 1, 99: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material


WORKSHOPS: The aim of the workshops is to provide a forum for advanced
Ph.D. students and other researchers to present and discuss their
work. A workshop has a theme. At most one organizer is paid. The
organizers should be specialists in the theme of the workshop and give
a general introduction in the first session. They are also
responsible for the programme of the workshop, i.e., for finding
speakers.

Each workshop organizer will be responsible for producing a Call for
Papers for the workshop by November 15, 1998. The call must make it
clear that the workshop is open to all members of the LLI community.
It should also note that all workshop contributors must register for
the Summer School.

A workshop consists of five sessions (a one-week workshop) or ten
sessions (a two-week workshop). Sessions are normally 90 min.

 Timetable for Workshop Proposal Submissions

Jun 15, 98: Proposal Submission Deadline
Sep 1, 98: Notification
Nov 15, 98: Deadline for receipt of Call for Papers
Dec 1, 98: Send out Call for Papers
Mar 15, 99: Deadline for Papers (suggested)
May 1, 99: Notification of Workshop Contributors (suggested)
May 15, 99: Deadline for Provisional Workshop Programme
Jun 1, 99: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready copy of workshop notes
Jun 1, 99: Deadline for Final Workshop Programme


FORMAT FOR PROPOSALS:
Please submit your proposal in the following format:

Name: --- Name(s) of proposed lecturer(s)/organizer.

Address: --- Contact addresses of proposed lecturer(s)/organizer.
 Where possible, please include phone and fax numbers.

Title: --- Title of proposed course/workshop.

Type: --- State whether this is a workshop, an foundational course, 
 an introductory course, or an advanced course.

Section: --- Which of the six sections (Language, Logic,
 Computation, Logic & Computation, Language
 & Computation or Language & Logic) does the
 proposal belong to? Please just name one.

Description: --- A description of the proposed contents.
 Not more than 150 words.

External --- State whether (and if so: how) you will be able to find
funding: external funding to subsidize your travel and
 accommodation expenses.

Further --- Any further information that is required by the above
particulars: guidelines should be included here.

FINANCIAL ASPECTS: Prospective lecturers and workshop organizers
should be aware that all teaching and organizing at the summer schools
is done on a voluntary basis in order to keep the participants fees as
low as possible. Lecturers and organizers are not paid for their
contribution, but are reimbursed for travel and accommodation. In case
of two lecturers, a lump sum is paid to cover travel expenses. The
splitting of the sum is up to the lecturers. (However, please note
that the organizers appreciate it if, whenever possible,
lecturers/organizers find alternative funding to cover travel and
accommodation expenses.)

Workshop speakers are required to register for the Summer School;
however, workshop speakers will be able to register at a reduced rate
to be determined by the Organizing Committee.

Finally, it should be stressed that while proposals from all over the
world are welcomed, the Summer School can only afford to reimburse
travel costs for travel from destinations within Europe to Utrecht.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
 Heinrich Wansing (chair)
 Attn: ESSLLI-99
 Institute of Logic and Philosophy of Science
 University of Leipzig
 Augustusplatz 9
 04109 Leipzig
 Germany
 Tel: +49 341 9735 773 (770) or
 +49 351 463 5489
 Fax: +49 341 9735 798 
 Email: wansingrz.uni-leipzig.de

 Barbara Partee (Language)
 Lev Beklemishev (Logic)
 Ulrich Furbach (Computation and Logic)
 Alex Lascarides (Language and Computation)
 Antonio di Nola (Computation)
 Henriette de Swart (Logic and Language)
 
 
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
 Michael Moortgat (chair)
 Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
 Utrecht University
 Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht
 The Netherlands
 Tel: +31 30 2536043 (secretary: +31 30 2536006)
 Fax: +31 30 2536000
 Email: moortgatlet.ruu.nl


FURTHER BACKGROUND INFORMATION: To obtain further information, please
visit the web site for ESSLLI-98 (http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/esslli/)
or FoLLI's home page on the web
(http://www.wins.uva.nl/research/folli/).
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