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LINGUIST List 20.1403

Tue Apr 14 2009

Calls: Computational Ling,General Ling/Japan

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

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        1.    Hiroyuki Kameda, Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics

Message 1: Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics
Date: 13-Apr-2009
From: Hiroyuki Kameda <kamedacs.teu.ac.jp>
Subject: Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics
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Full Title: Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics
Short Title: PACLING2009

Date: 01-Sep-2009 - 04-Sep-2009
Location: Sapporo, Japan
Contact Person: Hiroyuki Kameda
Meeting Email: kamedacs.teu.ac.jp
Web Site: http://sig.media.eng.hokudai.ac.jp/pacling2009/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics

September 1-4, 2009
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Final Call For Papers

Deadline Extended!!

PACLING will be a low-profile, high-quality, workshop-oriented meeting whose aim
is to promote friendly scientific relations among Pacific Rim countries, with
emphasis on interdisciplinary scientific exchange demonstrating openness towards
original, fresh, and/or useful research including those which might sometimes
fall outside current dominant "school of thought", and technological transfer
within Pacific region. The conference is smaller than ACL, COLING, or IJCNLP,
but opens the door to the Global as well as the Pacific.

Substantial, original, and unpublished research is welcome on any topics in
computational linguistics, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Phonology and Phonetics
- Morphology and Morphological Analysis
- Syntax and Syntactic Analysis
- Semantics and Semantic Analysis
- Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis
- Spoken Language and Dialogue
- Corpora and Corpus-based Language Processing
- Text and Message Understanding
- Text and Message Generation
- Machine Translation
- Text Summarization
- Information Extraction and Text Mining
- Information Retrieval and Question-Answering
- Language Learning
- Natural Language Interfaces
- Electronic Dictionaries, Thesauri and Ontology
- Semantic Web
- Semantic Computation

In addition to these topics on general computational linguistics, Pacling2009
will also have a workshop to discuss the challenging theme below:
Language and Human Mind.

This theme covers research areas of modeling a human mind in terms of natural,
efficient and sympathetic communication between humans and computers, i.e.
user-model-based communication systems, emotional and affective expressions
comprehension, understanding of other person's mind, etc.

Moreover, two invited speakers will also give the following speeches:
"Language and Thought - the Case of Japanese"
Hideyuki Nakashima (President, Future University Hakodate),

"Mapping Language to Knowledge"
Junichi Tsujii (University of Tokyo & University of Manchester).

Important Dates
Submission deadline: Apr 30, 2009
Notification of acceptance: Jun 16, 2009
Camera-ready copy due: Jul 7, 2009
Conference dates: Sep 1-4, 2009

Submission of Papers
Authors should prepare anonymous submissions, in English, of up to 6 pages
including references. Guidelines and style sheets (based on the ACL styles) are
available at the web site:

Papers that are being submitted to other conferences, whether verbatim or in
essence must declare this fact. If a paper appears at another conference, it
must be withdrawn from PACLING2009. Papers that violate these requirements are
subject to rejection without review.

All papers will be submitted electronically in PDF format, through a web-based
submission system:

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in paper and
in CD-ROM.

President: Shun Ishizaki (Keio University, Japan)
Former Presidents: Naoyuki Okada (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan) Nick
Cercone (York University, Canada)

Organization Committee
Robert Dale (Macquarie University, Australia)
Randy Goebel (University of Alberta, Canada)
Sergei Nirenburg (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA)
Tsutomu Endo (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)

Advisory Committee
Naoyuki Okada (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
Yorick Wilks (Sheffield University, England)
Charles Fillmore (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Nick Cercone (York University, Canada)
Hiroshi Sakaki (Japan)

Program Committee
Chair: Hiroyuki Kameda (Tokyo University of Technology, Japan)

Masato Tokuhisa (Tottori University, Japan)
Sumio Ohno (Tokyo University of Technology, Japan)
Masami Suzuki (KDDI, Japan)

Local Committee
Chair: Kenji Araki (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Rafal Rzepka (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Hiroshi Echizenya (Hokkai-gakunen University, Japan)
Yasutomo Kimura (Otaru University of Commerce, Japan)
Jonas Sjobergh (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Conference Committee
Kenji Araki (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Wirote Aroonmanakun (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
Timothy Baldwin (Melbourne University, Australia)
Emily Bender (Washington University, USA)
Steven Bird (Melbourne University, Australia)
Christian Boitet (Imag, France)
Francis Bond (NICT, Japan)
Sandra Carberry (University of Delaware, USA)
Lawrence Cavedon (NICTA, Australia)
Tetsuro Chino (Toshiba Corp., Japan)
Hercules Dalianis (DSV/KTH-Stockholm University, Sweden)
Chrysanne DiMarco (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Kohji Dohsaka (NTT Corp., Japan)
Shinichi Doi (NEC Corp., Japan)
Tsutomu Endo (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
Junichi Fukumoto (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
Koiti Hasida (AIST, Japan)
Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto, Canada)
Jimmy Huang (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Bowen Hui (University of Toronto, Canada)
Satoru Ikehara (Tottori University, Japan)
Kentaro Inui (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Hitoshi Isahara (NICT, Japan)
Shun Ishizaki (Keio University, Japan)
Kenji Itoh (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Hiroyuki Kameda (Tokyo University of Technology, Japan)
Asanee Kawtrakul (Kasesart University, Thailand)
Vlado Keselj (Dalhousie University, Canada)
Ali Knott (Otago University, New Zealand)
Kiyoshi Kogure (ATR, Japan)
Guy Lapalme (University of Montreal, Canada)
Qin Lu (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Rob Malouf (San Diego State University, USA)
Fumito Masui (Mie University, Japan)
Kunio Matsui (Fujitsu Labs., Japan)
Diego Molla (Macquarie University, Australia)
Hiromi Nakaiwa (NTT Corp., Japan)
Shigeko Nariyama (Melbourne University, Australia)
Yoshihiko Nitta (Nihon University, Japan)
Sumio Ohno (Tokyo University of Technology, Japan)
T. Pattabhiraman (Conversay, USA)
Gerald Penn (University of Toronto, Canada)
Hiroaki Saito (Keio University, Japan)
Kazutaka Shimada (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
Akira Shimazu (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Virach Sornlertlamvanich (NICT, Thailand)
Tomek Strzalkowski (SUNY Albany, USA)
Thepchai Supnithi (NECTEC, Thailand)
Hisami Suzuki (Microsoft Research, USA)
Masami Suzuki (KDDI, Japan)
Kumiko TANAKA-Ishii (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Thanaruk Theeramunkong(SIIT, Thailand)
Masato Tokuhisa (Tottori University, Japan)
Mutsuko Tomokiyo (Imag, France)
Jianna Zhang (Western Washington University, USA)
Ingrid Zukerman (Monash University, Australia)
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