LINGUIST List 9.1714

Fri Dec 4 1998

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Greek Linguistics

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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, Computational Linguistics
  2. Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou, Greek Linguistics

Message 1: Computational Linguistics

Date: Wed, 2 Dec 98 16:16:07 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics

 EACL '99 Call for Papers, Demos/Posters, Student Papers, Tutorials and
 Workshops, 2nd edition

 9th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for
 Computational Linguistics

 8--12 June, 1999

 University of Bergen

 Bergen, Norway

 1. Table of Contents
 2. Paper Sessions
 3. Poster and Demo Sessions
 4. Student Sessions
 5. Tutorials
 6. Workshops
 7. Invited Speakers
 8. Venue and Local Arrangements
 9. Timetable

 2. Paper Sessions
 2.1. Topics of Interest

 Papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished research
 on all aspects of computational linguistics, including, but not
 limited to: pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax and the lexicon;
 phonetics, phonology and morphology; interpreting and generating
 spoken and written language; linguistic, mathematical and
 psychological models of language; language-oriented information
 retrieval and information extraction; corpus-based language modeling;
 machine translation and translation aids; natural language interfaces
 and dialogue systems; approaches to coordinating the linguistic with
 other modalities in multi-media systems; message and narrative
 understanding systems.

 2.2. Requirements

 Papers should describe original work. They should emphasize completed
 work rather than intended work and they should indicate clearly the
 state of completion of the reported results. Wherever appropriate,
 concrete evaluation results should be included. A paper accepted for
 presentation at the EACL Meeting cannot be presented or have been
 presented at any other meeting with publicly available published
 proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences must
 reflect this fact on the title page.

 2.3. Format for Submission

 Authors should submit preliminary versions of their papers for review,
 not to exceed 3200 words (exclusive of references). Papers should be
 headed by a title page containing the paper ID code (see below),
 title, a short (5 line) summary, up to five keywords specifying the
 subject area, the word count (excluding figures and bibliography) and
 a notice of multiple submission, if required. Since reviewing will be
 `blind', the title page of the paper should omit author names and
 addresses. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the authors'
 identity (e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) . . . ") should be
 avoided. Instead, use references of the form "Smith previously showed
 (1991) . . . " Care should be taken to avoid obvious giveaways in the
 bibliography such as listings for unpublished in-house technical
 reports. Papers outside the specified length and/or without an ID code
 are liable to rejection without review.

 To identify each paper, an ID code must be acquired by filing an
 electronic paper registration form
 ( on successful
 completion of this form an ID code will be sent to the designated
 author by e-mail.

 To assist in the refereeing process, we would be very grateful if
 authors prepare a web-browsable (e.g. HTML, PostScript, PDF)
 electronic version of their papers. We understand that this may not be
 possible in all cases, but request that it be prepared if at all
 possible. To preserve anonymity, do not include a pointer to this with
 your paper submission: We will request a URL for your electronic
 version in the email acknowledgement of receipt message. Also please
 note that we will not be downloading copies from this URL, so it
 should remain valid through the refereeing process, i.e. until 10
 March 1999. Be aware that the paper copy is the definitive copy, and
 changes should not be made to the electronic copy after submission on

 We strongly recommend the use of ACL-standard LaTex (plus bibstyle and
 trivial example) or Word style files for the preparation of
 submissions. These styles include a place for the required information
 such as ID code and word count, and allow for a graceful transition to
 the style required for publication. See for templates.

 If you cannot use the ACL-standard styles directly, a description of
 the required format is at If you cannot
 access this web page, send email to with
 subject SUBSTYLE for an automatic reply.

 2.4. Submission Procedure

 Four (4) paper copies of each paper (printed on both sides of the page
 if possible) should be submitted to the following address:

 EACL Programme Committee
 2 Buccleuch Place
 Edinburgh EH8 9LW
 Scotland, UK

 Enquiries to the Programme Committee by email at

 2.5. Schedule

 Submissions must be received by 18 January 1999. Late submissions
 (those arriving on or after 19 January 1999) will be returned
 unopened. Acknowledgements will be emailed soon after receipt.
 Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors (by email) on 10
 March 1999. Camera-ready copies of final papers prepared in a
 double-column format, preferably using a laser printer, must be
 received by 19 April 1999, along with a signed copyright release
 statement. Detailed formatting guidelines will be provided to authors
 with their acceptance notice. The paper sessions, including student
 papers, will take place on 9--11 June 1999.

 2.6. Programme Committee

 Chair: Henry S. Thompson, University of Edinburgh
 co-Chair: Alex Lascarides, University of Edinburgh
 Area Chairs: John Carroll, University of Sussex; Robert Gaizauskas,
 University of Sheffield; Jan Hajic, Charles University; Mats Rooth,
 University of Stuttgart; Paul Taylor, University of Edinburgh; Marilyn
 Walker, ATT Research Labs.
 Poster session chair: Giorgio Satta, University of Padua

 The members in each area of the Programme Committee will be listed in
 the Proceedings.

 3. Poster and Demo Sessions

 The meeting will include a Poster Session and a Demo Session. Posters
 should present work in progress, project status reports, unevaluated
 results or system summaries (with or without demos). Space for A1
 posters is reserved at the session and there will be 2 pages in the
 proceedings allocated to describe the work shown in the poster.

 We also encourage the submission of software demos presenting system
 overviews. Developers should outline the design of their system and
 provide sufficient details to allow the evaluation of its validity,
 quality, and relevance to computational linguistics. Pointers to web
 sites running the demo preview will also be helpful.

 For both sessions, four (4) paper copies of a two (2) page abstract
 not exceeding 800 words (exclusive of references) should be submitted
 by 18 January 1999 to the posters/demos chair:

 Giorgio Satta
 Universita di Padova
 Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informatica
 via Gradenigo 6/A
 35131 Padova
 Phone: +39 (0)49 827-7831
 Fax: +39 (0)49 827-7826

 Both submissions should include the following information on the first
 page: paper title and author(s)' name(s); address, telephone/fax
 numbers and email of contact author. Submission type ("poster
 submission" or "demo submission") must be clearly indicated on the
 first page.

 Demo submissions should also clearly indicate if any computer
 equipment is expected to be provided by the local organizer. If so,
 please specify desired hardware platform, hard disk and memory
 capacity, operating system and other software needed in order to run
 the demo. Also mention name and contact information of systems
 operations specialist. If you are bringing your own laptop, you should
 instead request a video projector if you need one, providing details
 about PC type, screen resolution, etc.

 Submissions arriving on or after 19 January 1999 will be returned
 unopened. Acknowledgements will be emailed soon after receipt.
 Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors by email on 10
 March 1999. Camera-ready copies of poster papers must be received at
 the EACL Programme Committee address in Edinburgh by 19 April 1999,
 along with a signed copyright release statement. Detailed formatting
 guidelines will be provided to authors along with the acceptance

 4. Student Sessions

 There will again be special Student Sessions organized by a committee
 of EACL graduate student members. EACL student members are invited to
 submit short papers on any of the topics listed above. The papers will
 be reviewed by a committee of students and faculty members for
 presentation in workshop-style sessions and publication in a special
 section of the conference proceedings. The call for papers is now
 available at

 5. Tutorials

 The meeting will include a programme of tutorials on Tuesday June 8,
 immediately preceding, and at the same venue as the conference.

 Each tutorial should be well-focused so that its core content can be
 covered in a three hour slot (including a half-hour break). In
 exceptional cases, 6-hour tutorials are possible as well.

 Proposals for tutorials should contain:

 * A title and brief description of the tutorial topic.
 * The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of
 the tutorial speakers, with brief cv.
 * Any special support requirements (e.g. PC, projector)

 Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text
 as soon as possible, but no later than 18 December 1998 to the
 tutorial coordinator:

 Walter Daelemans
 ILK Computational Linguistics
 Tilburg University
 P.O. Box 90153
 NL-5000 LE Tilburg
 The Netherlands
 Phone: +31 13 4663070
 Fax: +31 13 4663110

 Approved tutorial speakers' travel and accommodation expenses will be
 reimbursed provided a short tutorial abstract and full tutorial
 materials are received in good time for publicity and reproduction.
 Details of the schedule for this will accompany notification of

 For further details concerning tutorials, see the tutorials page at

 6. Workshops

 As in other years, EACL '99 will be accompanied by a number of
 workshops. These will be held on June 12, the day after the main
 conference. The ACL has a policy on workshops

 Proposals must include a clear description of the workshop aims, a
 budget of the workshop expenses and expected sources of income, and an
 indication of the expected number of participants. Please send your
 workshop proposals (preferably electronically) as soon as possible and
 in any case before 18 December 1998 to the workshop chair:

 Gertjan van Noord
 Alfa-informatica RuG
 PO Box 716
 9700 AS Groningen
 The Netherlands

 For further details concerning workshops, see the workshops page at

 7. Invited Speakers 

 We are pleased to announce that Wolfgang Wahlster, Director of DFKI
 (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) and Vice
 President-elect of the ACL, and Bruce Croft, Director, Center for
 Intelligent Information Retrieval at the University of Massachusetts,
 Amherst, will be our two keynote speakers.

 8. Venue and Local Arrangements

 The conference will be held in Bergen, Norway from 8 through 12 June,
 1999. See the conference home page for local arrangements
 information (
 The Local Arrangements Committee is chaired by Koenraad de Smedt. The
 Local Arrangements Committee can be reached at:

 Humanities Information Technologies
 University of Bergen
 Alligaten 27
 5007 Bergen
 Phone: +47 5558-8008
 Fax: +47 5558-9470

 9. Timetable


 18 Dec Workshop proposals due in Groningen
 18 Dec Tutorial proposals due in Tilburg
 25 Dec Decisions on workshops sent to workshop organisers
 28 Dec Decision on tutorials sent to tutorial organisers


 18 Jan Submitted papers due in Edinburgh
 18 Jan Submitted posters/demo papers due in Padua
 1 Mar Tutorial summary for brochure due in Tilburg
 10 Mar Decisions on programme sent to authors
 19 Apr Final versions of papers due in Edinburgh
 19 Apr Final versions of poster/demo papers due in Edinburgh
 1 May Tutorial course material due in Tilburg
 5 May Camera-ready copy of workshop proceedings due in Groningen
 8 Jun Tutorials
 9--11 Jun Paper sessions
 12 Jun Workshops
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Message 2: Greek Linguistics

Date: Thu, 3 Dec 1998 16:48:23 +0300
From: Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou <>
Subject: Greek Linguistics


The 20th Annual Meeting on Greek Linguistics of the Department of
Linguistics School of Philology, Faculty of Philosophy, Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki, will take place in Thessaloniki, from April 23
to 25, 1999.

Invited speakers: Antonin Bartonek (Brno), Charles Fillmore (Berkeley),
Brian Joseph (Columbus), Thomas Gamkrelidze (Tbilisi), William Labov
(Philadelphia), Michalis Setatos (Thessaloniki).

Deadline for abstracts: January 15, 1999

Program Committee: Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou and Christos Tzitzilis

For more information, please contact:
Conference Secretariat (Maria Arapopoulou and Friderikos Valetopoulos)
Department of Linguistics, School of Philology, Faculty of Philosophy,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR-Thessaloniki, Greece
fax: ++30-31-997419
telephone: ++30-31-997054 [only Monday and Thursday, 11:00-13:00 hours] 
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