LINGUIST List 7.1324

Tue Sep 24 1996

Calls: Artificial intelligence, Human sentence processing

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  1. Gabriel Pereira Lopes, Artificial Intelligence: EPIA'97 - Cf Workshop Proposals
  2. Maryellen MacDonald, Human Sentence Processing: CUNY '97 Conference

Message 1: Artificial Intelligence: EPIA'97 - Cf Workshop Proposals

Date: Tue, 24 Sep 1996 12:07:49 BST
From: Gabriel Pereira Lopes <>
Subject: Artificial Intelligence: EPIA'97 - Cf Workshop Proposals

Dear Colleague:

Please find enclosed below the Call for Workshop Proposals for the 8th
Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence. I would also
appreciate if you could distribute it to your colleagues who might be

Please accept my apologies if you receive multiple copies of this
Call for Workshop Proposals: it was sent to several mailing-lists.



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 8th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence
 Coimbra, Portugal
 October 6-9, 1997

 Under the auspices of the
 Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence

The EPIA'97 Program Committee invites proposals for the Workshop
Program as part of the 8th Portuguese Conference on Artificial

Each EPIA'97 workshop will provide an informal setting where
researchers and practitioners will have the oportunity to meet
and discuss currently relevant specific topics of AI research
and applications. Members from all segments of the AI community
and related fields are invited to submit proposals for review.

The workshops will be held in the period of October 7-8 and
will run in paralell with the main conference. To encourage
interaction and a broad exchange of ideas, the workshops will
be kept small, under 30 participants. Attendance should be
preferably limited to active participants only. Workshops
are intended to be genuinely interactive events, so ample time
must be allowed for general discussion, although the format of
workshop presentations will be determined by the organizing
comitee of the workshop. Workshops will typically be one full day
in legth, although half-day and two-day proposals will be
considered. Attendees at workshops will be required to register
for the main EPIA'97 conference.

Proposals for workshops should be about two (2) pages in
length, and should contain:

- A workshop title.
- A brief technical description of the workshop, identifying
 the specific issues on wich the workshop will focus.
- A brief explanation of why the workshop is of particular
 interest at this time.
- A brief description of the workshop format, regarding the
 mix of paper presentations, invited talks, and/or panels.
- The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail
 addresses of the Organizing Comitee. This comitee should
 consist of at least two people knowledgeable in the
 technical issues to be addressed by the workshop.
- An indication of a likely schedule and time involved and,
 if possible, a list of potential attendees.

Workshop proposals should be submitted by electronic mail to
the EPIA'97-Workshops Submission Address (see below) in plain
ASCII text as soon as possible, but no later than December 9,
1996. Organizers will be notified of the comitee's decision no
later than January 13, 1997.

Organizers of accepted workshops will be responsible for:
- Producing a Call for Participation in the workshop by
 January 20, 1997. The call must make it clear that the
 workshop is part of the EPIA'97 conference. It should
 also note that all workshop participants must register
 for the EPIA'97 conference and that the number of
 participants is strictly limited. Finnaly, it should
 also make clear the process by wich the Organizing
 Comitee will select the participants.
- Selecting participants. Organizers decide workshop
 attendance on the basis of submissions due April 28,
 1997. Authors of accepted submissions must be notified
 by May 30, 1997.
- Coordinating the production of the workshop working
 notes. EPIA can reproduce copies of the working notes,
 up to a total of 200 pages by participant, if
 materials are received by July 14, 1997.

All workshop participants must register for the EPIA'97
conference. To cover costs, there will be an extra fee for
attending each workshop. The Workshop Chair will provide
logistical support and a meeting place for each workshop.
Workshop date and time will be determined in conjunction
with the organizers.

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More detailed informations on the EPIA'97 Workshops and
the conference may be found at the EPIA'97 Web site.
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Submission of workshop proposals: December 9, 1996
Notification of acceptance or rejection: January 13, 1997
Submission of the Call for Participation: January 20, 1997
Submission of workshop contributions: April 28, 1997
Notification of acceptance or rejection
 of workshop contributions: May 30, 1997

Jose Luis Ferreira (
 Universidade de Coimbra - Portugal


 EPIA'97 - Workshops
 Dep. Eng. Informatica
 Universidade de Coimbra - Polo II
 Pinhal de Marrocos
 3030 Coimbra, Portugal
 Voice: +351 (39) 7000004
 Fax: +351 (39) 701266



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Dep. Eng. Informatica tel: + 351 39 7000 000
Universidade de Coimbra, Polo II fax: + 351 39 701 266
Pinhal de Marrocos email:
3030 Coimbra - PORTUGAL
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Message 2: Human Sentence Processing: CUNY '97 Conference

Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996 10:59:16 PDT
From: Maryellen MacDonald <>
Subject: Human Sentence Processing: CUNY '97 Conference

	10th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
 Including a Special Session on Acquisition and Adult Performance
	 Hosted by the University of Southern California

The 10th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing is
soliciting abstracts for papers and posters presenting theoretical,
empirical and/or computational research on human sentence processing.
Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously and will be considered for both
the general conference sessions and for a special session on the
Relationship between Child Language Acquisition and Adult Language
Comprehension. Submission details are below and are also included on
our website:


The special session on The Relationship between Child Language
Acquisition and Adult Language Comprehension will include
presentations by several invited speakers. Submitted abstracts will
also be considered for the session and will be evaluated both for the
quality of the research and the fit between the submitted abstract and
the invited papers. Special session abstracts that are not chosen for
the spoken session will be considered for a poster session held on the
same day as the special session talks.

Special Session invited speakers:

Tom Bever, University of Arizona
Gerry Altmann, University of Sussex
Jeff Elman, University of California San Diego
Michael Kelly, University of Pennsylvania


Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length, excluding
references. At the top of the abstract, please include your name,
affiliation, email address, and indicate whether your abstract is to
be considered for the general session or the special session. Also
indicate whether your abstract is submitted for consideration as a
PAPER ONLY, POSTER ONLY, or PAPER OR POSTER. The last category means
that you would be willing to present a poster if your abstract is not
included in the spoken sessions but is accepted for one of the poster
sessions. Please leave several blank lines between this information
and your title and abstract, so that we may remove this information
for anonymous abstract review.

For consideration in the spoken paper sessions: November 1, 1996
For consideration as a poster only: January 15, 1997

Abstracts submitted but not accepted for the paper sessions will
automatically be included in the submissions for poster sessions,
unless the abstract is marked PAPER ONLY.

We STRONGLY prefer email submissions. Email your submissions to Please use "Abstract" as your subject header.
If you are submitting more than one abstract, please email each
separately. You will receive an email acknowledgment for each
abstract you submit.

If you must use physical mail, send your abstract to:

Maryellen MacDonald
CUNY '97
Hedco Neuroscience Building
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2520
or fax to 213 740-5687, attention Maryellen MacDonald


The conference will be held on March 20-22, 1997.

The conference will be held at the Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel in
Santa Monica, CA. This hotel is about 6 blocks from the beach and is
near many stores and restaurants. Reservation information will be in
future postings.

A preliminary schedule and registration information will be emailed in
December and will also be available on the website.

Please check out our website,
or email questions to
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