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LINGUIST List 19.3914

Fri Dec 19 2008

Calls: General Ling/Canada; Computational Ling/Spain

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

LINGUIST is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new feature: Easy Abstracts! Easy Abs is a free abstract submission and review facility designed to help conference organizers and reviewers accept and process abstracts online. Just go to: http://www.linguistlist.org/confcustom, and begin your conference customization process today! With Easy Abstracts, submission and review will be as easy as 1-2-3!
        1.    Amélia Reis Silva, Northwest Linguistics Conference
        2.    Beñat Zapirain, 25thConference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing

Message 1: Northwest Linguistics Conference
Date: 18-Dec-2008
From: Amélia Reis Silva <nwlc2009gmail.com>
Subject: Northwest Linguistics Conference
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Full Title: Northwest Linguistics Conference
Short Title: NWLC

Date: 25-Apr-2009 - 26-Apr-2009
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Contact Person: Amélia Reis Silva
Meeting Email: nwlc2009gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.linguistics.ubc.ca/nwlc2009

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2009

Meeting Description:

The Northwest Linguistics Conference is an annual conference for graduate
students in linguistics to share their work in a friendly atmosphere, and meet
colleagues from other universities, both locally and internationally. The venue
rotates on a four year cycle, between University of British Columbia, Simon
Fraser University, University of Victoria, and the University of Washington.

Call for Papers

Call Deadline: March 1, 2009

The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia is pleased
to host the Northwest Linguistics Conference from April 25-26 , 2009. We invite
graduate and undergraduate students to submit abstracts for 30 minute talks (20
minute presentation + 10 minutes for discussion) in any area of theoretical or
applied linguistics.

The Northwest Linguistics Conference is an annual conference for graduate
students in linguistics to share their work in a friendly atmosphere and meet
colleagues from other universities - both locally and internationally. The venue
rotates, on a four year cycle, between University of British Columbia, the
University of Victoria, the Simon Fraser University and the University of

Abstracts must be anonymous, at most one page long (a second page may be used
only for examples and references) on a letter-size sheet (8"1/2 by 11") with
one-inch margins and typed in at least 12-point font.

Abstracts must be submitted via email (nwlc2009gmail.com) in PDF format.
Abstracts that do not follow the above format will not be accepted. Submissions
are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract per author.

Electronic submissions should have the abstract as an attachment and the subject
header "NWLC2009 abstract", and include all the author information listed below
in the body of the e-mail. The file name of the attachment must be the same as
the title of the abstract or a shortened version of it.

Author information:
1. name
2. title of abstract
3. area (syntax, applied, etc.)
4. affiliation(s)
5. mailing address
6. e-mail address

Important Dates:
-Submission Deadline: March 1, 2009
-Notification of acceptance: late March, 2009
-Conference Dates: April 25-26 , 2009

Contact Information:
-Submission Address: nwlc2009gmail.com
-Contact: nwlc2009gmail.com
Message 2: 25thConference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing
Date: 18-Dec-2008
From: Beñat Zapirain <benat.zapirainehu.es>
Subject: 25thConference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing
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Full Title: 25th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing
Short Title: SEPL

Date: 08-Sep-2009 - 10-Sep-2009
Location: Donostia (Basque Country), Spain
Contact Person: Beñat Zapirain
Web Site: http://ixa2.si.ehu.es/sepln2009/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 24-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

The 25th edition of the Annual Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural
Language Processing (SEPLN) will take place in the Miramar Palace in San
Sebastian on September 8, 9 and 10, 2008.

Call for Papers

25th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing
September 8-10, 2009
Palacio Miramar, Donostia - San Sebastián

The 25th edition of the Annual Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural
Language Processing (SEPLN) will take place in the Miramar Palace in San
Sebastian on September 8, 9 and 10, 2008.

We also expect to organise three satellite workshops during the week of the
conference (see list of workshops).
The huge amount of information available in digital format and in different
languages demands systems that enable us to access this vast library in an
increasingly more structured way.

In this same area, there is a renewed interest in improving information
accessibility and information exploitation in multilingual environments. Many of
the formal foundations for dealing appropriately with these necessities have
been, and are still being established in the area of Natural Language Processing
and its many branches:
Information extraction and retrieval, Questions answering systems, Machine
Translation, Automatic analysis of textual content, Text Generation, and Speech
recognition and synthesis.

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for discussion and communication
where the latest research work and developments in the field of Natural Language
Processing (NLP) can be presented by scientific and business communities. The
conference also aims at exposing new possibilities of real applications and R&D
projects in this field.

Moreover, as in previous editions, there is the intention of identifying future
guidelines or paths for basic research and foreseen software applications, in
order to compare them against the market needs. Finally, the conference intends
to be an appropriate forum in helping new professionals to become active members
in this field.

Researchers and companies are encouraged to send communications, project
abstracts or demonstrations related to any of the following language technology
- Linguistic, mathematic and psycholinguistic models of language
- Corpus linguistics
- Development of linguistic resources and tools
- Grammars and formalisms for morphological and syntactic analysis
- Semantics, pragmatics and discourse
- Lexical ambiguity resolution
- Machine Learning in NLP
- Monolingual and multilingual text generation
- Machine translation
- Speech synthesis and recognition
- Monolingual and multilingual information extraction and retrieval
- Question answering systems
- Automatic textual content analysis
- Text summarization
- NLP-based generation of teaching resources
- NLP for languages with limited resources
- NLP industrial applications

Structure of the Conference
The conference will last three days, and will consist of sessions devoted to
presenting papers, posters, ongoing research projects, prototype product
demonstrations or products connected with topics addressed in the conference.
Besides, we expect to organize three satellite workshops during the week of the

The proposal must be submitted earlier than April 24, 2009 and they must meet
certain format and style requirements.

Both the delivery and revision of proposals will be done exclusively in PDF
electronic format via the Myreview system:

We recommend using the LaTeX and Word templates that can be downloaded from the
conference webpage (http://ixa2.si.ehu.es/sepln2009/).

Besides, the proposals will have to comply the following requirements, depending
if they are communications, demos or projects:

Authors are encouraged to send theoretical or system-related proposals.
The proposals must include the following sections:
- A title of the communication.
- The complete names of the authors, their affiliations, address, and e-mail
(anonymous in the submitted proposal).
- An abstract in English and Spanish (maximum 150 words), including a list of
keywords or related topics.
- The proposal can be written and presented in Spanish or English, and its
overall maximum length will be 8 pages, excluding references, which can take up
an additional whole page at the most.
- The documents must not include headings or footnotes.
- The papers proposed will be assessed at least by three reviewers, and can be
accepted to be presented either as posters or as communications, depending on
the program necessities. However, no distinction will be made between
communications and posters in the printed version of the SEPLN magazine.

Projects and Demos
As in previous editions, the organizers encourage participants to give oral
presentations of R&D projects and demos of systems or tools related to the NLP

For oral presentations on R&D projects to be accepted, the following information
must be included:
- Project title
- Name, affiliation, address, e¬mail and phone number of the project director
- Funding institutions
- Groups participating in the project
- Abstract (2 pages maximum)

For demonstrations to be accepted, the following information is mandatory:
- Demo title
- Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the authors
- Abstract (2 pages maximum)
- Time estimation for the whole presentation

Important Dates
April 24, 2009: Deadline for submitting papers, projects and demos
May 25, 2009: Notification of acceptance
June 19, 2009: Deadline for submitting the final version
July 15, 2009: Deadline for early registration
Sept. 7, 2009: Workshops
Sept. 8, 9 & 10: 25th SEPLN Conference

Scientific Committee
Chairman: Kepa Sarasola (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)

Itziar Aduriz (Universitat de Barcelona)
José Gabriel Amores (Universidad de Sevilla)
Jose Maria Arriola (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
Xabier Artola (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
Toni Badía (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Manuel de Buenaga (Universidad Europea de Madrid)
Irene Castellón (Universitat de Barcelona)
Arantza Díaz de Ilarraza (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
Víctor Díaz Madrigal (Universidad de Sevilla)
Antonio Ferrández (Universitat d'Alacant)
Mikel Forcada (Universitat d'Alacant)
Ana García-Serrano (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Alexander Gelbukh (Instituto Politécnico Nacional. México)
Koldo Gojenola (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
Xavier Gómez Guinovart (Universidade de Vigo)
Julio Gonzalo (UNED)
José Miguel Goñi (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
José Carlos González (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Montserrat Marichalar (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
José Mariño (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
M. Antonia Martí (Universitat de Barcelona)
María Teresa Martín (Universidad de Jaén)
Patricio Martínez (Universitat d'Alacant)
Paloma Martínez (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid)
Raquel Martínez (UNED)
Ruslan Mitkov (Universidad de Wolverhampton)
Manuel Montes y Gómez (Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica.
Lidia Moreno (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Lluís Padró (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Ramón López Cózar (Universidad de Granada)
Manuel Palomar (Universitat d'Alacant)
Ferrán Pla (Universitat Politècnica de València)
German Rigau (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
Horacio Rodríguez (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Leonel Ruiz Miyares (Centro de Lingüística Aplicada de Santiago de Cuba)
Emilio Sanchís (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Kepa Sarasola (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
Mariona Taulé (Universitat de Barcelona)
L. Alfonso Ureña (Universidad de Jaén)
Felisa Verdejo (UNED)
Manuel Vilares (Universidad de A Coruña)
Luis Villaseñor-Pineda (Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica.

Contact Information
All the information about the Conference is available in the 25th SEPLN
Conference website: http://ixa2.si.ehu.es/sepln2009/
E-mail: sepln2009ehu.es

Your contributions and attendance will be gratefully appreciated

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