Anaphora Conference DAARC2011, Faro/Portugal, *2ND CFP*

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The 8th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium

Faro, Portugal
hosted by the University of Lisbon
October 6-7, 2011

Anaphora is a central topic in the study of natural language and
has long been the object of research in a wide range of disciplines
such as theoretical, corpus and computational linguistics, philosophy
of language, cognitive science, psycholinguistics and cognitive
psychology. On the other hand, the correct interpretation of anaphora
has played an increasingly vital role in real-world natural language
processing applications, including machine translation, automatic
abstracting, information extraction and question answering. As a
result, the processing of anaphora has become one of the most
productive topics of multi- and inter-disciplinary research, and has
enjoyed increased interest and attention in recent years.

In this context, the Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution
Colloquia (DAARC) have emerged as the major regular forum for
presentation and discussion of the best research results in this area.
Initiated in 1996 at Lancaster University and taken over in 2002 by
the University of Lisbon, and moving out of Europe for the first time
in 2009, to Goa, India, the DAARC series established itself as a
specialised and competitive forum for the presentation of the latest
results on anaphora processing, ranging from theoretical linguistic
approaches through psycholinguistic and cognitive work to corpus
studies and computational modelling.

The eighth Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium
(DAARC2011) will take place in Faro, Portugal, in October 6-7, 2011.
We would like to invite anyone currently researching in the areas of
discourse anaphora and anaphor resolution, from any  methodological
perspective or framework, to submit a paper to DAARC2011, including
submissions presenting a thorough discussion of a system and results
obtained in the context of competitive evaluations, with general
interest or impact for the progress of the area.

The closing date for submission is June 1, 2011. Notification of
acceptance will be sent by July 15, 2011. Final versions of selected
papers to be included in the proceedings are expected by September 15,
2011. A selection of best papers will be published by Springer,
at the ISI indexed LNAI-Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence series.
The remainder papers will be published in the conference
Proceedings with an ISBN printed by Edições Colibri.

For details on the submission procedure and other relevant info
on the colloquium visit its website at:

Program Committee:

Sergey Avrutin, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Sivaji Bandopadhyaya, Jadavpur University, India
Patricio Martinez Barco, University of Alicante, Spain
Peter Bosch, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
António Branco, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Francis Cornish, University Toulouse-Le Mirail, France
Dan Cristea, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania
Robert Dale, Macquarie University, Australia
Jeanette Gundel, University Minnesota, USA
Laura Hasler, University of Strathclyde, UK
Lars Hellan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Iris Hendrickx, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Graeme Hirst, University Toronto, Canada
Anke Holler, University of Goettingen, Germany
Véronique Hoste, University College Gent, Belgium
Elsi Kaiser, University Southern California, USA
Andrew Kehler, University of California, San Diego, USA
Andrej Kibrik, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Sobha L., AU-KBC Research Centre, India
José Leitão, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Fons Maes, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Ruslan Mitkov, University Wolverhampton, UK
Costanza Navarretta, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Vincent Ng, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Constantin Orasan, University Wolverhampton, UK
Maria Mercedes Piñango, Yale University, USA
Massimo Poesio, University of Essex, UK
Georgiana Puscasu, University Wolverhampton, UK
Marta Recasens, University of Barcelona, Spain
Eric Reuland, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Petra Schumacher, University of Mainz, Germany
Veselin Stoyanov, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Roland Stuckardt, University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Joel Tetreault, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, USA
Renata Vieira, Pontifícia Universidade do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Jos van Berkum, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Klaus von Heusinger, Konstanz University, Germany


António Branco, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Iris Hendrickx, University of Lisbon, CLUL, Portugal
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Sobha L., Anna University Chennai, India

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