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LINGUIST List 19.3013

Sun Oct 05 2008

Calls: Computational Ling/Canada; Applied Ling,Cognitive Science/Poland

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Nathalie Japkowicz, The 22th Canadian Conference on AI
        2.    Maciej Karpinski, Gesture and Speech in Interaction

Message 1: The 22th Canadian Conference on AI
Date: 03-Oct-2008
From: Nathalie Japkowicz <natsite.uottawa.ca>
Subject: The 22th Canadian Conference on AI
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Full Title: The 22th Canadian Conference on AI
Short Title: AI 09

Date: 25-May-2009 - 27-May-2009
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Contact Person: Nathalie Japkowicz
Meeting Email: natsite.uottawa.ca
Web Site: http://ai2009.site.uottawa.ca/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 23-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

AI'09, the twenty-second Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, will be
held in Kelowna, British Columbia (May 25-27, 2009).
Website: http://ai2009.site.uottawa.ca/

Call for Papers

The organizers invite papers that present original work in all areas of
Artificial Intelligence. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Knowledge Representation, Constraint Satisfaction, Automated Reasoning,
Games, Search, Planning, Cognitive Models, Case-based Reasoning, Machine
Learning, Uncertainty, Robotics, Agent Systems, Natural Language, User Modeling,
Neural Nets, Evolutionary Computation, AI Applications, Web Applications, Data
Mining, Information Retrieval, Bioinformatics & BioNLP,
Smart Graphics, Multi-media Processing, E-Commerce

Papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee members and judged according to
their originality, technical merit and clarity of presentation. Accepted papers
are allocated a maximum of 12 pages in the proceedings. The conference
proceedings will be published as Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence by
Springer and have to be formatted accordingly. Papers can only be included in
the Proceedings upon registration of at least one author. Papers submitted to
AI'2009 must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review
for another conference. Best paper and best student paper awards will be presented.

Important Dates:
Paper submission due: January 23rd, 2009
Notification of acceptance: March 3rd, 2009
Final paper due: March 16th, 2009
Message 2: Gesture and Speech in Interaction
Date: 02-Oct-2008
From: Maciej Karpinski <maciej.karpinskiamu.edu.pl>
Subject: Gesture and Speech in Interaction
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Full Title: Gesture and Speech in Interaction
Short Title: GESPIN 2009

Date: 24-Sep-2009 - 26-Sep-2009
Location: Poznan, Poland
Contact Person: Maciej Karpinski
Meeting Email: maciej.karpinskiamu.edu.pl
Web Site: http://www.ifa.amu.edu.pl/~gespin/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis;

Call Deadline: 01-May-2009

Meeting Description:

Gesture and Speech in Interaction
Poznan, 24-26 September 2009

Call for Papers

The Center for Speech and Language Processing at the Adam Mickiewicz University,
Poznan, Poland in collaboration with the School of English (AMU), the Institute
of Linguistics (AMU) and the Institute of Polish Philology (AMU) is organizing
an international conference on gesture and speech interaction.
The conference will cover the following themes and topics:

Timing relationships between gesture and prosody, prosodic aspects of gesture,
integration of prosody and gesture;
Relationships between: gesture and prosody, prosody and speech, speech and
gesture; language (morphosyntax, semantics) and gesture;
Semantic aspects of gestures;
Speech and gesture: grammars and lexicons;
Adaptive gestures;
Tools for an integrative analysis of speech and gesture corpora;
Systems for gesture and speech annotation;
Modeling gesture and speech;
Formal models of gesture;
Automatic gesture recognition;
Visual speech synthesis;
Word, utterance and gesture structure;
Models of speech and gesture motor control and coordination;
Neurophysiological and neurobehavioural methods for speech and gesture research;
Multimodality in speech therapy;
Neuronal correlates of speech and gesture coordination;
Dynamical systems theory in speech and gesture research.
(We do not exclude other gesture- and speech-related topics and we leave the
decision on the acceptance of individual papers to the Scientific Committee.)

We invite submissions of papers and posters as well as accept tutorial and
special session proposals.
Papers of up to six pages (according to the provided format), written in
English, are to be submitted via e-mail or using the on-line submission system
available on the conference web site. For detailed formatting instructions
please visit our website around the end of October.
The conference proceedings will be published as an electronic book included in
the conference package. Selected papers will be published in print as an edited

Important Dates:
Call for special sessions and tutorials: February 28th, 2009
Deadline for special sessions and tutorials: April, 30th, 2009
Deadline for full papers: May 1st, 2009
Acceptance/rejection: June 1st, 2009
Early registration: June 15th, 2009
Conference: September 24th - 26th, 2009

Venue: Adam Mickiewicz University (www.amu.edu.pl) in Poznan (Poland; www.poznan.pl)

Scientific Committee:
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk - Chair of the Committee (the Head of The Center
for Speech and Language Processing, AMU)
Jolanta Antas (Faculty of Polish Philology, Jagiellonian University)
Harry Bunt (Department of Communication and Information Sciences, Tilburg
Nick Campbell (ATR, Japan)
Ronald Cole (Boulder Language Technologies)
Grazyna Demenko (Institute of Linguistics, AMU)
Waldemar Domachowski (Institute of Psychology, AMU)
Susan Duncan (McNeill Laboratories)
Anna Esposito (International Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies, Vietri
sul Mare)
Dafydd Gibbon (Faculty of Languages and Literature, University of Bielefeld)
Katharina Rohlfing (Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld)
Steven Small (Faculty of Psychology, University of Chicago)
(The Committee is still being extended.)

Organizing Committee:
Maciej Karpinski (Institute of Linguistics, AMU) - Chair of the Committee
Ewa Jarmolowicz-Nowikow (Institute of Linguistics, AMU)
Konrad Juszczyk (Institute of Linguistics, AMU)
Zofia Malisz (School of English, AMU)
Dawid Pietrala (School of English, AMU)
Michal Szczyszek (Institute of Polish Philology, AMU)

Contact e-mail: gespin2009gmail.com

We will announce the list of invited speakers as well as inform about the
registration procedure and other details early in 2009.

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