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LINGUIST List 20.129

Wed Jan 14 2009

Calls: Text/Corpus Ling/United Kingdom; Text/Corpus Ling/USA

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

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        1.    Michaela Mahlberg, Corpus Linguistics 2009
        2.    Nicolas Nicolov, 3rd Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

Message 1: Corpus Linguistics 2009
Date: 14-Jan-2009
From: Michaela Mahlberg <m.mahlbergliverpool.ac.uk>
Subject: Corpus Linguistics 2009
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Full Title: Corpus Linguistics 2009
Short Title: CL2009

Date: 20-Jul-2009 - 23-Jul-2009
Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Michaela Mahlberg
Meeting Email: CL2009liverpool.ac.uk
Web Site: http://corpus.liv.ac.uk/conference2009/

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 23-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

Corpus Linguistics Conference

Following the Corpus Linguistics Conferences at Lancaster and Birmingham, the
Fifth Corpus Linguistics Conference 2009 will be held at the University of

Final Call for Papers

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 23 Jan 2009

Following the success of CL2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007, the Fifth Corpus
Linguistics Conference will take place from 20 July - 23 July 2009.

It will be organised by the Universities of Liverpool, Birmingham and Lancaster
and will be hosted by the English Department, University of Liverpool.

We are looking forward to an interesting programme and invite abstracts for
papers, posters, work-in-progress reports, as well as workshops and colloquia
covering any aspect of corpus linguistics.

The conference begins with a workshop and colloquium day on Monday 20 July, the
main conference runs from Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 July, with the conference
dinner on Wednesday 22 July.

Plenary Speakers:
Svenja Adolphs (University of Nottingham)
Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University)
Michael Hoey (University of Liverpool)
Joybrato Mukherjee (University of Giessen)
Mike Scott (University of Liverpool)

The language of the conference is English.
All abstracts should be in English, though we encourage proposals for colloquia
to be given in languages other than English.

To submit an abstract go to the following URL and follow the instructions:
Closing date for abstracts: 23 January 2009.

For more information please see

or contact the Organising Committee:
Message 2: 3rd Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
Date: 13-Jan-2009
From: Nicolas Nicolov <nicolas_nicolovjdpa.com>
Subject: 3rd Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
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Full Title: 3rd Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
Short Title: ICWSM-2009

Date: 17-May-2009 - 20-May-2009
Location: San Jose, USA
Contact Person: Nicolas Nicolov
Meeting Email: icwsm09aaai.org
Web Site: http://www.icwsm.org

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics;
Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 21-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

Interdisciplinary conference on linguistic, computational, psychological aspects
of analyzing social media (user generated) data.

Call For Papers

3rd Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
May 17-20, 2009, San Jose, California

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

The social and community driven aspects of our digital lives continue to rapidly
increase, resulting in transformative behaviours and, significantly, publishing
and distributing huge amounts of fascinating data. The International Conference
on Weblogs and Social Media will meet once more in 2009 to discuss the latest
research analyzing and leveraging this resource. As with previous meetings, we
will bring together a wide range of researchers and industry practitioners from
many disciplines providing a unique opportunity for sharing ideas and
collaboration in this space.

Areas of Interest
Disciplines which are relevant to our meeting include computer science,
linguistics, psychology, statistics, sociology, multimedia and semantic web
technologies. The following are key areas of interest:

[01] Psychological, personality-based and ethnographic studies of social media;
[02] Analyzing relationship between social media and mainstream media;
[03] Centrality/influence of social media publications and authors both within
genres and between genres of data;
[04] Ranking/relevance of blogs; web page ranking based on blogs;
[05] Data acquisition: crawling/spidering and indexing;
[06] Human computer interaction; social media tools; navigation and visualization;
[07] Multimedia: tools and techniques for distribution, sharing, and analysis of
social activity with/around multimedia;
[08] Semantic analysis; cross-system and cross-media name tracking; named
relations and fact extraction; discourse analysis; summarization;
[09] Semantic Web; unstructured knowledge management; collaborative creation of
structured knowledge;
[10] Subjectivity in textual data; sentiment analysis; polarity/opinion
identification and extraction;
[11] Social network analysis; communities identification; expertise and
authority discovery; collaborative filtering;
[12] Text categorization; topic recognition; demographic/gender/age identification;
[13] Trend identification and tracking; time series forecasting; measuring
predictability of phenomena based on social media;
[14] New social media applications; interfaces; interaction techniques;
[15] Trust; reputation; recommendation systems.

Important Dates
Paper/Poster/Demo Submission: January 21, 2009
Paper/Poster/Demo Acceptance: February 27, 2009
Workshop Submission: March 1, 2009
Camera Ready Copies: March 10, 2009
Tutorials: May 17, 2009
Conference: May 18-20, 2009

People interested in participating should submit through the ICWSM-09 website a
technical paper (up to 8 pages), poster or demo description (up to 2 pages) by
the deadlines given above (Midnight PST). Papers must be must be formatted in
AAAI two-column, camera-ready style (see the AAAI author instructions page at
http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php). Authors must register at
the ICWSM-09 technical paper submission web site http://icwsm-09.confmaster.net
. The software will assign a password, which will enable the author to log on to
submit an abstract and paper. In order to avoid a rush at the last minute,
authors are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Submissions to Other Conferences or Journals
ICWSM-09 will not accept any paper that, at the time of submission, is under
review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a
journal or conference. This restriction does not apply to submissions for
workshops and other venues with a limited audience.

All accepted papers and extended abstracts will be published in the conference
proceedings. At least one author must register for the conference by the
deadline for camera-ready copy submission. In addition, the registered author
must attend the conference to present the paper in person.

All accepted papers and abstracts will be allocated eight (8) pages in the
conference proceedings. Authors will be required to transfer copyright of their
paper to AAAI.

Data Challenge
Continuing the tradition of previous years, ICWSM 2009 is making a new dataset
available to researchers. The ICWSM-2009 dataset contains 44 million blog posts
made between August 1st and October 1st, 2008. The organizers of ICWSM-2009
especially encourage submissions that make use of this data. A special "data
challenge workshop" will be held on May 20th (the last day of ICWSM-2009) for
shorter, more focused, and/or late-breaking papers that use this ICWSM-2009
dataset; the deadline for data challenge workshop papers is March 1st.

Awards will be presented at the conference for:
- Best conference paper.
- Best student paper.
- Best paper using the dataset. Please see http://www.icwsm.org/2009/data/ for
more details.

Tutorial Speakers
We expect to have two or three tutorials. Tutorial speakers be announced later on.

Invited Speakers
Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University, USA
Lillian Lee, Cornell University, USA
Duncan Watts, Columbia University, USA and Yahoo! Research

General Chairs
William W. Cohen, Carnegie Mellon/Google
Nicolas Nicolov, J.D.Power and Associates, McGraw-Hill

Program Chairs
Natalie Glance, Google
Matthew Hurst, Live Labs, Microsoft

Data Chairs
Ian Soboroff, NIST
Akshay Java, UMBC

Local Chair
Cameron Marlow, Facebook

Tutorials Chair
Chris Diehl, Johns Hopkins University

Program Committee
Lada Adamic, University of Michigan, USA
Eugene Agichtein, Emory University, USA
Navot Akiva, Pudding Media, Israel
Noor Ali-Hasan, Microsoft, USA
Bettina Berendt, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Germany
Chris Brooks, University of San Francisco, USA
Claire Cardie, Cornell University, USA
Steve Cayzer, HP Labs, UK
Lili Cheng, Microsoft, USA
Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Thierry Declerck, DFKI GmbH, Germany
Brian Dennis, Lockheed Martin Corporation, USA
Chris Diehl, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, USA
Joan Morris DiMicco, IBM Research, USA
Nathan Eagle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Miriam Eckert, J.D. Power and Associates, McGraw-Hill, USA
Raymond Elferink, RayCom B.V., The Netherlands
Donghui Feng, AT&T Interactive, USA
Tim Finin, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
Andrew Fiore, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Michael Gamon, Microsoft, USA
Kathy E Gill, University of Washington, USA
Scott Golder, Cornell University, USA
Sam Gosling, University of Texas, USA
Marko Grobelnik, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Michelle Gumbrecht, Palo Alto Research Center, USA
John Henderson, MITRE, USA
Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
Steliana Ivanova, Umbria Inc., USA
Heng Ji, The City University of New York, USA
Anupam Joshi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Jussi Karlgren, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden
Jason Kessler, Indiana University, USA
Laura Knudsen, OSC, USA
Pranam Kolari, Yahoo!, USA
Christian Konig, Microsoft, USA
Moshe Koppel, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Gueorgi Kossinets, Google, USA
Andrea La Pietra, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Thomas Lento, Facebook, USA
Kristina Lerman, University of Southern California, USA
Jure Leskovec, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Suresh Manandhar, Univ. of York, UK
Naohiro Matsumura, Osaka University, Japan
Charles Mi, Opinmind, USA
Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas, USA
Gilad Mishne, Yahoo!, USA
Paola Monachesi, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mor Naaman, Rutgers University, USA
Kate Niederhoffer, Nielsen, USA
Scott Nowson, Appen, Australia
Manabu Okumura, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Livia Polanyi, Powerset/Microsoft, USA
John Prager, IBM Research, USA
Stephan Raaijmakers, TNO ICT, The Netherlands
Drago Radev, University of Michigan, USA
Laura Ripamonti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Franco Salvetti, Powerset/Microsoft, USA
Tamas Sarlos, Yahoo!, USA
Jonathan Schler, Peer39, Israel
David A. Shamma, Yahoo! Research, USA
James G. Shanahan, USA
Xiaolin Shi, University of Michigan, USA
Sanjay Sood, allvoices, USA
Ellen Spertus, Google and Mills College, USA
Siddharth Suri, Yahoo!, USA
Hideaki Takeda, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Zeynep Tufekci, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
Jiang Yang, University of Michigan, USA
Cheng Zhai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Jun Zhang, University of Michigan, USA
Ding Zhou, Facebook, USA

For general information regarding ICWSM-09, please write to:
icwsm09 (at) aaai (dot) org

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