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  1. Links Lab, NLPRS'97 & SNLP'97 Call for Participation
  2. ESSLLI-98 PC, ESSLLI-98: Final Call for Proposals

Message 1: NLPRS'97 & SNLP'97 Call for Participation

Date: Mon, 2 Jun 1997 14:27:45 +0700 (ICT)
From: Links Lab <>
Subject: NLPRS'97 & SNLP'97 Call for Participation

Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium 1997 (NLPRS'97)
(Incorporating SNLP'97)
Cape Panwa Hotel, Phuket, Thailand


December 2-4, 1997


	Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium (NLPRS),
first held in Singapore in November 1991 and subsequently in Fukuoka
Japan, December 1993; and in Seoul Korea, December 1995, aims to be
the premier Natural Language Processing (NLP) conference in the
Pacific Rim region. Its purpose is to promote high-quality research
in NLP and to provide an international forum for researchers and
practioners to exchange ideas and experiences on the development and
applications of NLP systems. NLPRS'97 will incorporate Symposium on
Natural Language Processing 1997 (SNLP'97), an biannual international
conference hosted by Thai universities.
	Full papers, research-in-progress papers, and proposals for
panels or other activities pertaining to the conference are
invited. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

		Disambiguation & Resolution
		Information Retrieval
		Interface & Multimedia
		Local Language Processing and Applications
		Machine Translation
		Multilingual Information Processing
		NLP Product Development
		Speech Processing


	NLPRS'97 and SNLP'97 will be held at Cape Panwa Hotel, Phuket,
	Phuket Island is a well-known resort in the southern part of
Thailand. It has an international airport and a number of direct
flights from various parts of the world.


General Chair:	
	Thajchayapong, Pairash
	King Mongkut Institute of Technology, Lardkrabang
	and National Electronics and Computer Technology Center

Organizing Committee:
	Wuwongse, Vilas
	Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
	Meknavin, Surapan
	National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand

Program Committee:	
	Tsujii, Jun'ichi [JP]
	University of Tokyo, UMIST
	Kawtrakul, Asanee [TH]
	Kasetsart University

	Niwa, Yoshiki [JP]
	ARL, Hitachi, Ltd.

Dale, Robert [AU]
 	Microsoft Research Institute
 	School of Mathematics, Physics, Computing and Electronics
 	Macquarie University
Estival, Dominique [AU]
 	Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
 	University of Melbourne
Choi, Key-Sun [KR]
 	KAIST, Department of Computer Science
 	Center for Artificial Intelligence Research
Myaeng, Sung H. [KR]
 	Department of Computer Science
 	Chungnam National University
Lee, Jong-Hyeok [KR]
 	Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering,
 	POSTECH (Pohang Univ. of Science & Technology)
Kwon, Hyuk-Chul [KR]
 	Dept. of Computer Science
 	Pusan National University
Kim, Hae-Chang [KR]
 	Department of Computer Science
	Korea University
Seo, Jungyun [KR]
 	Department of Computer Science
	Sogang University
Lua, Kim-Teng [SG]
 	National University of Singapore
Guo, Jin [SG]
 	Institute of Systems Science
 	National University of Singapore
T'sou, Benjamin K. [HK]
 	City UNIVERSITY of Hong Kong
Yusoff, Zaharin [ML]
 	School of Computer Science and UTMK, USM
Luksaneeyanawin, Sudaporn [TH]
 	Linguistics Research Unit, Department of Linguistics
 Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
Rivepiboon, Wanchai [TH]
 	Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
 Chulalongkorn University
Hoonchamlong, Yuphaphann [TH]
 	Thammasat University
Su, Keh-Yih [TA]
 	Department of Electrical Engineering
 	National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan
Chen, Keh-Jiann [TA]
 	Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica
Huang, Chu-Ren [TA]
 	Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
Huang, Changning [CH]
 	Department of Computer Science, Tsinghua University
Yao, Tian-Shun [CH]
 	Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
 Northeastern University, P.R.China
Yu, Shiwen [CH]
 	Institute of Computational Linguistics, Peking Univ.
 	P. R. China
Wang, Yong Cheng [CH]
 	Computer Application Technology Institute,
 Shanghai JiaoTong Univ., P.R.China
Peters, Stanley [US]
 	Stanford University, USA
Joshi, Aravind [US]
 	Dept. of Computer and Information Science
 	University of Pennsylvania
Hovy, Eduard [US]
 	USC Information Sciences Institute
Popowich, Fred [CA]
 	School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University
Isabelle, Pierre [CA]
 	Centre for Information Technology Innovation (CITI)
Fass, Dan [CA]
 	Centre for Systems Science, Simon Fraser University
Sangal, Rajeev [IN]
 	IIT Kanpur Centre for NLP, Univ of Hyderabad,
Ananiadou, S. [UK]
	Dept. of Computing, Manchester Metropolitan University/UMIST,
	the United Kingdom
Yusuf, Hammam Riza [INDO]
 	Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPP Teknologi)
Tokunaga, Takenobu [JP]
 	Department of Computer Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Takeda, Koichi [JP]
 	Tokyo Research Laboratory, IBM Research
Nishino, Fumihito [JP]
 	Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Yasukawa, Hideki [JP]
 	Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd.
Kurohashi, Sadao [JP]
 	Department of Electronics and Communication,
 Kyoto University
Isahara, Hitoshi [JP]
	Communications Research Laboratory, MPT
Yoshimura, Kenji [JP]
 	Department of Electronics Engineering
 	Fukuoka University
Nakagawa, Hiroshi [JP]
 	Dept. of Computer and Electronics Engineering,
 	Yokohama National University
Utsuro, Takehito [JP]
 	Graduate School of Information Science
 	Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
Furuse, Osamu [JP]
 	ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research Laboratories

Local Arrangements:
	National Electronics and Computer Technology Center
WWW Facilities:
	National Electronics and Computer Technology Center



Submission Deadline:
	June 30, 1997
Notification of Acceptance:
	August 31, 1997
Camera-Ready Copy:
	September 30, 1997


	Papers should be original, unpublished, not more than 25
double- spaced pages including a separate title page with each
author's name, title, affiliation, complete mailing address, email
address, and telephone and fax numbers.
	Panel and other proposals should include the names and
affiliations of the individuals who have agreed to participate and a
1-2 page summary of the topic, including a description of how the
session will be structured. These may be submitted early for feedback
and assistance from the program committee.
	Research in progress submissions should be no longer than 2000
words in length.
	All full papers received by the submission deadline will be
refereed by at least two reviewers. All papers presented at NLPRS'97
and SNLP'97 will be included in the Conference Proceedings.
	Four hard-copies of all submissions should be sent to

Linguistics and Knowledge Science Laboratory
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center
National Science and Technology Development Agency
73/1 Rama VI Rd., Rajtawe, Bangkok 10400.,

(We regret that we could not accept electronic submissions for now.)

* Asian Institute of Technology
* Kasetsart University
* National Electronics and Computer Technology Center
* SIG-KLC of Korean Information Science Society (pending)
* SIG-NLP of Information Processing Society of Japan
* The Association for Natural Language Processing
* Telecom Asia (pending)


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Message 2: ESSLLI-98: Final Call for Proposals

Date: Mon, 2 Jun 1997 22:51:23 +0100 (BST)
From: ESSLLI-98 PC <>
Subject: ESSLLI-98: Final Call for Proposals

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 Tenth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
 August 17 - 28, 1998, Saarbruecken, Germany


The main focus of the European Summer Schools in Logic, Language and
Information is the interface between linguistics, logic and
computation. Courses, both introductory and advanced, workshops and
panel discussions cover a wide variety of topics within six areas of
interest: Logic, Computation, Language, Logic and Computation,
Computation and Language, Language and Logic. Previous summer schools
have been highly successful, attracting around 500 students from
Europe and elsewhere. The school has developed into an important
meeting place and forum for discussion for students and researchers
interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic, Language and
Information. ESSLLI-98 is organized under the auspices of the European
Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI).

The ESSLLI-98 Programme Committee invites proposals for introductory
and advanced courses, workshops and panels for the 10th annual Summer
School on a wide range of topics in the following fields:

 Logic Language Computation
 Language and Logic Logic and Computation Language and Computation

In addition to courses, workshops and panels, there will be a Student
Session. A Call for Papers for the Student Session will be distributed

While the Programme Committee welcomes proposals in all of the above
areas, for advanced courses, workshops and panel discussions it would
especially like to encourage proposals that emphasize cognitive

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: All proposals should be submitted by electronic
mail to the program chair, at, in plain
ASCII text as soon as possible, but no later than June 15, 1997.
Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's decision no
later than September 1, 1997. Proposers should follow the guidelines
below while preparing their submissions; proposals that deviate
substantially will not be considered.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION: Anyone interested in lecturing, organizing
a workshop or chairing a panel discussion during ESSLLI-98, please
read the following information carefully.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: Introductory courses are central to the
activities of the Summer School. They are intended to equip students
and young researchers with a good understanding of a field's basic
methods and techniques, and to allow experienced researchers from
other fields to acquire the key competences of neighboring
disciplines, thus encouraging the development of a truly
interdisciplinary research community. The introductory courses in the
three basic disciplines should provide introductions to the field for
non-specialists (an introductory course on logic, for instance, should
address linguists and computer scientists, not logicians).
Introductory courses in the interdisciplinary fields, on the other
hand, can build on knowledge of the respective fields (an introductory
course in computational linguistics should address an audience which
is familiar with the basics of linguistics and computation).

Proposals for introductory courses should indicate the level of the
course as compared to standard texts in the area. For ease of
reference a list of standard texts will be made available

Introductory courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers. They
consist of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions (a
two-week course) each session lasts 90 minutes.

 Timetable for Introductory Course Proposal Submission

 Jun 15, 97: Proposal Submission Deadlines
 Sep 1, 97: Notification
 Nov 15, 97: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, lecturer(s)
 information, course description and prerequisites
 Jun 1, 98: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material

ADVANCED COURSES: Advanced courses should be pitched at an audience of
advanced Masters or PhD students. Proposals for advanced courses
should specify the prerequisites in some detail.

Advanced courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers. They consist
of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions (a two-week
course) each session lasts 90 minutes.

 Timetable for Advanced Course Proposal Submissions

 Jun 15, 97: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 1, 97: Notification
 Nov 15, 97: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, lecturer(s)
 information, course description and prerequisites
 Jun 1, 98: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material

WORKSHOPS: The aim of the workshops is to provide a forum for advanced
Ph.D. students and other researchers to present and discuss their
work. A workshop has a theme. At most one organizer is paid. The
organizers should be specialists in the theme of the workshop and give
a general introduction in the first session. They are also
responsible for the programme of the workshop, i.e., for finding

Each workshop organizer will be responsible for producing a Call for
Papers for the workshop by November 15, 1997. The call must make it
clear that the workshop is open to all members of the LLI community.
It should also note that all workshop contributors must register for
the Summer School.

A workshop consists of five sessions (a one-week workshop) or ten
sessions (a two-week workshop). Sessions are normally 90 min.

 Timetable for Workshop Proposal Submissions

 Jun 15, 97: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 1, 97: Notification
 Nov 15, 97: Deadline for receipt of Call for Papers
 Dec 1, 97: Send out Call for Papers
 Mar 15, 98: Deadline for Papers (suggested)
 May 1, 98: Notification of Workshop Contributors (suggested)
 May 15, 98: Deadline for Provisional Workshop Programme
 Jun 1, 98: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready copy of workshop notes
 Jun 1, 98: Deadline for Final Workshop Programme

PANEL DISCUSSIONS: A panel allows three to five people to present
their distinct views on a clearly specified set of issues or questions
of general interest. Panelists must have substantial experience with
the topic. Panel discussions have one chair, who should be a senior
researcher in the field, and who is responsible for the programme.
All panelists must register for the Summer School.

Panel sessions are usually organized as follows: the chair starts the
panel by introducing the topic and by providing appropriate background
material; next, the panelists provide short presentations followed by
an exchange between the panelists and the audience. The chair ends the
session with a summary statement. The discussion with the audience
must take precedence!

Panel discussions have max. 5 sessions (no two-week panels!) and each
session normally lasts 90 minutes.

 Timetable for Panel Discussion Proposal Submissions

 Jun 15, 97: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 1, 97: Notification
 Nov 15, 97: Deadline for receipt of a statement of the main issues
 and questions to be discussed
 May 15, 98: Deadline for Provisional Panel Programme
 Jun 1, 98: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready copy of a
 description of the panel for publication during the
 Summer School (normally, this will be an extended version
 of the proposal).
 Jun 1, 98: Deadline for Final Panel Programme

Please submit your proposal in the following format:

Name: --- Name(s) of proposed lecturer(s)/organizer/chair.

Address: --- Contact addresses of proposed
lecturer(s)/organizer/chair. Where possible, please include phone and
fax numbers.

Title: --- Title of proposed course/workshop/panel.

Type: --- State whether this is a workshop, a panel, an introductory
course, or an advanced course.

Section: --- Which of the six sections (Language, Logic, Computation,
Logic & Computation, Language & Computation or Language & Logic) does
the proposal belong to? Please just name one.

Description: --- A description of the proposed contents. Not more
than 150 words.

External --- State whether (and if so: how) you will be able to find
funding: external funding to subsidize your travel and
 accommodation expenses.

Further --- Any further information that is required by the above
particulars: guidelines should be included here.

FINANCIAL ASPECTS: Prospective lecturers, workshop organizers and
panel chairs should be aware that all teaching and organizing at the
summer schools is done on a voluntary basis in order to keep the
participants fees as low as possible. Lecturers, organizers, and
chairs are not paid for their contribution, but are reimbursed for
travel and accommodation. (However, please note that the organizers
appreciate it if, whenever possible, lecturers/organizers/chairs find
alternative funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses.)

Workshop speakers and panelists are required to register for the
Summer School; however, workshop speakers and panelists will be able
to register at a reduced rate to be determined by the Organizing

Finally, it should be stressed that while proposals from all over the
world are welcomed, the Summer School can only afford to reimburse
travel costs for travel from destinations within Europe to

 Maarten de Rijke
 Attn: ESSLLI-98
 Department of Computer Science
 University of Warwick
 Coventry CV4 7AL
 Tel: +44 1203 52 4258
 Fax: +44 1203 52 5714

 Steven Abney (Language and Computation)
 Peter Gardenfors (Language and Logic)
 Manuel Hermenegildo (Computation)
 Franco Montagna (Logic)
 Joerg Siekmann (Logic and Computation)
 Annie Zaenen (Language)

 Hans Uszkoreit (chair)
 Universitaet des Saarlandes
 66123 Saarbruecken
 Tel: +49 681 302 3418
 Fax: +49 681 302 4351

To obtain further information, please visit the web site for ESSLLI-97
( or FoLLI's home page on the web
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