LINGUIST List 8.1808

Fri Dec 19 1997

Calls: New Journal: ALSIC, Coling-ACL'98 Final Call

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  1. Thierry Selva, New Journal: ALSIC
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, Coling-ACL'98 Final Call for Papers

Message 1: New Journal: ALSIC

Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 10:36:51 +0200
From: Thierry Selva <>
Subject: New Journal: ALSIC

 A N N O U N C E M E N T


 A L S I C

 Apprentissage des Langues et Systemes
 d'Information et de Communication

(language learning and information and communication systems)
a French speaking electronic journal for researchers and 

 First issue due in 1998.



 The journal will aim at presenting and exchanging theoretical
an practical work in fields related to its domain (didactics, applied
linguistics, psycholinguistics, educational sciences, computational
linguistics, computer science, etc.). It will be published on Internet

 It will first present research articles (selected according to
standard academic procedures) as well as papers with a practical point
of view (selected with different criteria). It will give priority to
papers from the French speaking community and/or in French, but it
will also regularly invite papers from authors usually publishing in
other languages so as to strengthen scientific and technical exchanges
between linguistic communities that too often remain apart. In the
same way, it will welcome those working in non-academic surroundings
or in continuing education.

 The journal will provide opportunities to establish
connections between a variety of educational and professional sectors
over the boundaries created by each profession or type of institution.
It will also open up new perspectives by confronting research and
practice and in particular help define privileged experimental


BAKER Michael, Universite Lumiere Lyon 2, France,
BOGAARDS Paul, universite de Leiden, Pays-Bas,
CHANIER Thierry, universite de Franche-Comte, France,
CHESTERS Graham, university of Hull, Grande-Bretagne, EUROCALL,
DEMAIZIERE Francoise, universite Paris 7, France,
DUCHET Jean-Louis, universite de Poitiers
GAONAC'H Daniel , universite de Poitiers, France,
GOODFELLOW Robin, Open University, Grande-Bretagne,
HLAL Yahya, Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingenieurs, Maroc,
KERN Richard, University of California, Etats-Unis,
 Journal Language Learning & Technology,
LAURIER Michel, universite de Montreal, Canada,
LHOTE Elisabeth, universite de Franche-Comte, France,
NARCY Jean-Paul, UTC Compiegne, France,
PORQUIER Remy, universite Paris 10, France,
POTHIER Maguy, universite Clermont 2, France,
PY Bernard , universite de Neuchatel, Suisse,
SABATIER Paul, universite Aix-Marseille 3, France,
SOUCHON Marc , universite de Franche-Comte, France,
TREHEL Michel, universite de Franche-Comte, France,
VERONIQUE Daniel , universite Paris 3, France,
X, Journal Sciences et Techniques Educatives,

Univ. de Franche-Comte, LIB, France

Co-sponsors :
Association EUROpean Computer-Aided Language Learning (EUROCALL)
Journal Language Learning & Technology (LLTJ)
Journal des Sciences et Techniques Educatives (STE)


We intend to offer a journal available for free (free subscription),
published twice a year. You can find a more detailed description of
the various topics which will be covered, of the editorial board, of
guidelines for submissions, etc. at :

The editorial board of ALSIC invite you to contact them for any
prospective contribution or suggestion at the following electronic
address :

(or Thierry CHANIER, LIB, Universite de Franche-Comte, 16 route de
Gray, 25030 Besancon Cedex, France. Fax : 33 3 81 66 64 50)

Thierry Selva
Laboratoire d'Informatique de Besancon (LIB)
Universite de Franche - Comte
UFR des Sciences et Techniques
16, route de Gray - 25030 Besancon Cedex

Tel : 03 81 66 64 61
Fax : 03 81 66 64 50

>From Abroad
Tel : 33 3 81 66 64 61
Fax : 33 3 81 66 64 50

Web :
email :
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Message 2: Coling-ACL'98 Final Call for Papers

Date: Thu, 18 Dec 97 15:25:16 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: Coling-ACL'98 Final Call for Papers

			 COLING-ACL '98


17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING'98)
 36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

			 August 10-14, 1998
			Universite de Montreal
		 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

On behalf of the International Committee on Computational Linguistics
(ICCL) and the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), we are
pleased to announce a major joint conference -- COLING-ACL'98 -- which
will be held on the campus of l'Universite de Montreal between August
10-14, 1998. The RALI laboratory of the Computer Science and
Operations Research Department of l'Universite de Montreal will be
hosting the first North American COLING since the joint COLING-ACL'84
was held at Stanford University in 1984.

We welcome submission of papers describing substantial, original, and
unpublished research contributions on ALL aspects of computational
linguistics. Program subcommittees will be organized around 16 main
areas, as follows.

 * [L] Linguistic issues & associated formalisms
 o L1. Morphology & phonology
 o L2. Syntax & parsing
 o L3. Semantics, pragmatics, cognition
 o L4. Discourse & dialogue
 * [R] Linguistic resources & computational methods
 o R1. Corpus processing & empirical methods
 o R2. Lexical resources & computational lexicography
 o R3. Computational paradigms (symbolic, stochastic, neural,
 o R4. Languages, tools & environments for lingware development
 * [A] Applications
 o A1. Form checking (spelling, terminology, grammar, style)
 o A2. Summarization, abstraction, generation
 o A3. Text and speech machine translation & translation aids
 o A4. Multimodal NLP (speech & dialogue processing, 
	 integration of speech, text, gestures)
 o A5. Text and speech information retrieval and 
	 categorization, electronic libraries
 * [P] Projects
 o P1. Large R&D cooperative projects
 o P2. Validation & testing programmes
 o P3. Small scale innovative research projects
 o P4. Others (contributions not falling in above categories)

Authors will be asked to identify the areas (a maximum of two) to
which their submission corresponds. Contributions that do not fall
into any of the above areas but are nevertheless relevant to the field
are also welcome. All contributions will be reviewed by at least three

Submissions may be of two different types: 1) regular papers; and 2)
project notes. Regular papers should report the results of original
completed research. Project notes, on the other hand, should describe
ongoing research or demonstrate a system. Regular papers will be
presented in 3 parallel sessions that do not overlap with the
presentation of project notes.


In order to encourage multilingualism within our research community,
authors will be allowed to use one supplementary page to write up
their abstract in one or more additional languages.


All papers should describe original work, completed or in progress
rather than merely planned, and clearly indicate the current state of
advancement of the work. No previously published papers should be
submitted. Simultaneous submission to other conferences is allowed
provided it is explicitly indicated on the identification page.


The maximum allowable length is 7 pages for regular papers and 5 pages
for project notes, plus one optional page for abstract(s) in other
language(s). Please use A4 or US letter format and set margins so
that the text lies within a rectangle of 6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 23
cm). Use classical fonts such as Times Roman or Computer Modern, 11 to
12 points for text, 14 to 16 points for headings and title, centered
page numbers in footers, and 2 columns after title and
abstract. Figures may range across columns.

Since reviewing will be blind, a separate identification page is
required. It should include:

 * submission type (regular paper, project note [+demo]),
 * title
 * author(s) name(s)
 * affiliation(s)
 * complete addresses
 * abstract in English
 * 1 or 2 topic areas
 * submission to other conferences ('none' or list)
 * and author of record (for correspondence).

Authors' names and affiliations should be omitted in the paper itself.
Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity (e.g.,
"We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...") should be avoided. Instead
use references like "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991)...".

Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected
without review.

While submissions must be sent in hardcopy, we encourage authors to
use our style files and templates for preparing them (available on
COLING-ACL'98 Web site). This will help ensure that the requirements
described above (including the separate identification page) are met,
and that the effort required to format the final version will be


All submissions (hardcopy and electronic) and questions regarding
submissions should be sent to:

 COLING-ACL'98 submissions
 Professor Christian Boitet
 38041 Grenoble cedex 9 France
 e-mail: (from 15/9/97)

1) Submission notification: send the complete identification page of
each submission by e-mail at least 10 days before the submission
deadline. A submission_id will be returned. Please use it from that
point on to identify everything related to your submission.

2) Submission proper: send six hard copies of the paper and one copy
of the identification page (with submission_id) early enough so that
so that they reach the program chair no later than the deadline
indicated below. Fax submissions will not be accepted. Late
submissions will be returned unopened. Notification of receipt will be
e-mailed to the author of record shortly after receipt.

3) In addition, authors are strongly encouraged to send in an
electronic version (which is in no way a substitute for the hard
copies). Only pdf or postcript formats are acceptable. Please e-mail
your paper, specifying as the subject submission_id.{pdf/ps}, AFTER
sending your hard copy. The hard copy and electronic versions must be


* Submission notification (id page): e-mail before January 20, 1998
* Submission (6 copies + id page): to arrive in Grenoble no later
 January 30, 1998
* Notification to authors: April 17, 1998

* Final camera-ready copies (2): to arrive in Montreal no later than
 May 30, 1998

A signed copyright release statement will be needed along with the
final version.


There will be a special session for students organized by a committee
of ACL graduate student members. See Web pages at:


Workshops will take place on Saturday, August 15 and possibly extend
to August 16. If you would like to give a tutorial or organize a
workshop, send your proposals before December 31, 1997 to:

 Dr. Pete Whitelock
 Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd
 Oxford Science Park
 Oxford, OX4 4GA, England


The organizing committee is being chaired by:

 Dr. Pierre Isabelle
 Universite de Montreal
 P.O. Box 6128, Succ. Centre-ville
 Montreal (Quebec), Canada H3C 3J7
 tel: (514) 343-6161; fax: (514) 343-2496


 Chair: Christian Boitet (GETA-CLIPS, Grenoble, ICCL)

 Co-chair: Peter Whitelock (Sharp, Oxford, ACL)

 Area chairs:

 o L1. L. Karttunen (XRCE, Grenoble)
 o L2. A. Joshi (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
 o L3. E. Hajicova (Charles University, Prague)
 o L4. Y. Wilks (University of Sheffield)
 o R1. D. Wu (HKUST, Hong Kong)
 o R2. N. Calzolari (ILC, Pisa)
 o R3. H. Tanaka (TIT, Tokyo)
 o R4. R. Zajac (NMSU, Las Cruces)
 o A1. S. Richardson (Microsoft)
 o A2. W. Lenders (University of Bonn)
 o A3. J.I. Tsujii (Tokyo University)
 o A4. A. Waibel (CMU, Pittsburgh)
 o A5. S. Nirenburg (CRL, New-Mexico State University)
 o P1. A. Zampolli (ICL, Pisa)
 o P2. J. Mariani (LIMSI, Orsay)
 o P3. H. Schnelle (Bochum)
 o P4. E. Wehrli (LATL, Geneva)

We look forward to receiving your submissions,

 Christian Boitet and Peter Whitelock
 Program Chairs, COLING-ACL'98
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