LINGUIST List 15.1221

Fri Apr 16 2004

Calls: General Ling/Cuba; Computational Ling/Hong Kong

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  • Leonel Ruiz Miyares (Centro Ling. Aplicada), 9th International Symposium on Social Communication
  • hlt2004, International Workshop on Human Language Technology

    Message 1: 9th International Symposium on Social Communication

    Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 16:49:42 -0400
    From: Leonel Ruiz Miyares (Centro Ling. Aplicada) <>
    Subject: 9th International Symposium on Social Communication

    9th International Symposium on Social Communication



    JANUARY 24-28, 2005

    The Center of Applied Linguistics of the Santiago de Cuba's branch of the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, is pleased to announce the Ninth International Symposium on Social Communication. The event will be held in Santiago de Cuba January 24 through the 28, 2005. This interdisciplinary event will focus on social communication processes from the points of view of Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Medicine, Voice Processing, Mass Media, and Ethnology and Folklore.

    The Symposium will be also sponsored by:

    University of Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

    . Higher Institute for Medical Sciences Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

    . Pedagogical University "Frank Pais Garcia" Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

    . African Cultural Center "Fernando Ortiz" Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

    . Provincial Branch of Ministry of Culture, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

    . Heredia Teather, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

    . Melia - Santiago de Cuba Hotel

    . University of Twente Enschede, The Netherlands

    . Institute for Computational Linguistics, Pisa, Italy

    . Knowledge Web, Ireland

    . Basque Country University, Spain

    . Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden

    . University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain

    Authors will be allowed to present only one paper pertaining to the following disciplines:

    1. Linguistics:

    - Spanish and foreign language teaching

    - Spanish as a second language

    - Applied Linguistics

    - Phonetics and Phonology

    - Lexicology and Lexicography

    - Morphology and Syntax

    - Anthropology Linguistics

    - Textual Linguistics and Pragmalinguistics

    - Terminology

    - Translations

    2. Computational Linguistics:

    - Software related to linguistics research

    - Automated grammatical tagging of texts

    - Electronic dictionaries

    - Software related to the teaching of mother tongues and foreign languages

    - Related issues

    3. Voice Processing:

    - Applications of analysis, synthesis and voice-recognition

    - Artificial intelligence and voice processing

    4. Medical specialties related to speech and voice and with Social Communication in general:

    - Logopedy and Phoniatry

    - Neurology

    - Otorhinolaryngology

    - Stomatology

    5. Mass Media:

    - Linguistics research related to the speech of journalists, actors and radio and television announcers

    - Textual Analysis of radio and television programs, and of print and electronic media articles

    6. Ethnology and Folklore:

    - Research related to Social Communication

    Activities that will take place within the event are:

    - Pre-Symposium seminars

    - Discussion of papers in commissions

    - Master conferences

    - Round Table


    The Symposium will be preceded by two seminars that will be taught by prestigious specialists to be announced. The seminars will take place Monday, January 24th of 2005 and will focus on the following subjects:

    - Corpus Linguistics: current studies

    - Lexicology and Lexicography: trends and updates

    Participants should say in advance what pre-symposium seminars they want to take part in. An additional fee of 25.00 USD will be charged for each seminar. Participation certificates will be available.


    A round table entitled " The Mass Media: its impact in the use of language" will be held on the occasion of the IX International Symposium on Social Communication.


    During the symposium several keynote speeches will be delivered by:

    - Prof. Dr. Vitelio Ruiz Hern�ndez Emeritus Academic Academy of Science of Cuba Center of Applied Linguistics Santiago de Cuba Cuba

    - Prof. Dr. Nicoletta Calzolari Professor and Researcher Institute for Computational Linguistics Pisa, Italy

    - Prof. Dr. Anton Nijholt Professor and Researcher University of Twente Enschede, The Netherlands

    - Prof. Dr. Ruslan Mitkov Professor and Researcher University of Wolverhampton United Kingdom

    - Prof. Dr. Raul Avila Professor and Researcher El Colegio de Mexico Mexico, Mexico

    - Prof. Dr. Michael Zock Professor and Researcher Department of Computer Science Tokyo Institute of Technology Tokyo, Japan

    - Prof. Dr. Sylviane Cardey Prof. Dr. Peter Greenfield Professors and Researchers Centre de Recherche en Linguistique Lucien Tesniere Besancon, France


    The deadline of submission of paper abstracts is July 1st, 2004. They should not exceed 250 words. Notification of acceptance of a paper by the Symposium's Scientific Committee will be sent before July 30th, 2004.


    To enable the Organizing Committee to include the Proceedings as part of the Symposium's documentation -as we did in the 5th ('97), 6th ('99), 7th (2001) and 8th (2003) Symposiums-, accepted papers must be sent before September 15, 2004, with the following requirements:

    1. The paper will not exceed 5 pages including graphics, footnotes and bibliography.

    2. It should be written using Word 6.0 or Word 7.0 for Windows and sent to the Symposium's Executive Secretary either via e-mail (attachment) or by mailing a 3�-inch diskette.

    3. Each page must be written in an A4 (mail type) format with left, right, top, and bottom margin of 2.5 cm.

    4. The paper must be written in one of the event's official languages: Spanish, English, French or Portuguese.

    Instructions for paper submission:

    1. Write down the authors' names, one under the other, at the left top of the first page, all in Arial bold capital letters, 9 points (Word 6.0 or 7.0). Under the authors' names should appear in bold (only initials capital letters) the institution, city, country and e-mail address if available.

    2. In a separate line, at the center, the title of the paper must be written in Arial bold, Italics, 10 points size letters.

    3. The text will follow -not in bold- with the same Arial letter, 9 points size and leaving one space between lines.

    4. Paragraphs will have no indentation. Spaces between paragraphs will be of 3 points.

    5. Section titles will be written in Arial bold, 9 points size and sub-sections titles will be written in Arial Italic, 8 points size.

    6. Footnotes will appear at the end of each page in Arial 8 points size letters.

    Presentation time will be 15 minutes and 5 minutes for discussion.

    Authors must advise in advance if they will need a tape recorder, video set, computer or other kind of equipment for presentation.

    All mail or inquiries should be addressed to:

    Dr. Eloina Miyares Bermudez Secretaria Ejecutiva del Comite Organizador IX Simposio Internacional Comunicacion Social Centro de Linguistica Aplicada Apartado Postal 4067, Vista Alegre Santiago de Cuba 4, Cuba 90400 Telephones: 53-22-642760, 53-22-656141 E-mail:

    OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Spanish, English, French and Portuguese


    Speakers and Delegates 200.00 USD

    Companions 100.00 USD

    Payment must be in cash during registration and it covers a copy of the Proceedings where your paper is printed, all other documentation related to the event, speaker's certificate, welcome cocktail and other cultural activities. Companions will have access to all of the above, except copies of the Proceedings.


    The Organizing Committee guarantees accommodation in 3, 4, and 5 star hotels with preferential prices for participants in the event.


    - Abstract Submission deadline: July 1st, 2004

    - Notification on paper's approval by Scientific Committee: by July 30, 2004

    - Delivery of papers either by e-mail or by mail using 3�-inch diskette: September 15, 2004

    - Pre-Symposium seminars: January 24th, 2005

    - 9th International Symposium on Social Communication: January 25 through 28, 2005


    Santiago de Cuba, located at some 900 kms from Havana, is Cuba's second largest city. Its economic, cultural and social importance in Cuban history is unquestionable. Santiago is also the capital of the province with the same name. Surrounded by the green mountains of the Sierra Maestra range and the Caribbean Sea, Santiago is unique in its geography and beautiful landscape. Its surroundings make the city one of the most important tourist attractions on the entire island. The Organizing Committee, in coordination with the city's tourist agencies will offer visiting delegates a host of options allowing participants to enjoy the city's beauty and charm.

    Message 2: International Workshop on Human Language Technology

    Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 04:42:29 -0400 (EDT)
    From: hlt2004 <>
    Subject: International Workshop on Human Language Technology

    International Workshop on Human Language Technology

    Date: 16-Sep-2004 - 17-Sep-2004 Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Contact: Adams Bodomo Contact Email: Meeting URL:

    Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics ,Linguistic Theories ,Semantics ,Syntax ,Text/Corpus Linguistics ,Cognitive Science

    Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2004

    Meeting Description:

    Proposals for presentation or demonstration in the form of papers, research notes and software demos are now invited for the International Workshop on Human Language Technology. Work, completed or in progress, should be original in nature and previously published papers should not be submitted. All presentations and demonstrations should be approximately twenty minutes in duration, to be followed by a ten-minute discussion. A special session on Treebank Construction will be held. Works with special focus on the processing of Chinese are particularly welcome. A selection of workshop papers will be considered for publication. Areas of Interest

    All aspects of Human Language Technology, including, but not limited to:-

    Constraint-Based Grammar Computational Models Evaluation and Standards Human Computer Interaction Information Extraction/Retrieval Multilingual Lexicons Linguistically Annotated Corpora Machine Learning and Translation Natural Language Parsing and Generation Part-of-Speech Tagging Speech Recognition and Synthesis Tokenization and Segmentation Web Intelligence

    Invited Speakers

    Josef van Genabith, Dublin City University Andy Way, Dublin City University

    Important Dates

    Closing date for abstract submission: July 1, 2004 Notification to authors: August 10, 2004 Closing date for pre-registration: August 31, 2004 Conference: September 16 - 17, 2004 Submission of final camera-ready copy: October 15, 2004

    Method of Submission

    A Microsoft Word version AND a PDF version of a two-page abstract, single-spaced with a 1-inch margin on all sides and processed in at least a 12-pt font, should be submitted as e-mail attachments to the Organizing Committee ( Examples, if any, should be part of the body of the abstract. References may be included on a separate page. Reference to the author(s) in any form should, as much as possible, be avoided.

    Further Information

    For further information, please contact Dr. Adams Bodomo, the organizer, and the members of the Organizing Committee at Latest information will be posted on the Workshop's web site at