14.561, Calls: Student Workshop/Computational Ling

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Subject: 14.561, Calls: Student Workshop/Computational Ling

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Date:  Fri, 21 Feb 2003 19:30:25 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  HLT/NAACL 2003 Student Workshop

Date:  Fri, 21 Feb 2003 19:24:35 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  41st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Fri, 21 Feb 2003 19:30:25 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  HLT/NAACL 2003 Student Workshop

HLT/NAACL 2003 Student Workshop
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Call for Papers

Note: The exact dates of the Workshop have not been firmly
established yet. It may take place any time between May 27
and June 1, 2003.

1. General Invitation for Submissions

The Student Research Workshop is a tradition at ACL (Association for
Computational Linguistics) conferences.  In this conference, we want
to expand the workshop to include not only students in Computational
Linguistics and Natural Language Processing, but also those from the
Information Retrieval and Speech communities.  Participants will have
the opportunity to get feedback both from a wide audience in general
and from selected panelists: experienced researchers who prepare
in-depth comments and questions in advance of the presentation.

We invite student researchers to submit their work to the workshop.
The emphasis will be on work in progress.  Original and unpublished
research is invited on all aspects of speech, information retrieval,
and computational linguistics.  We especially encourage research that
is in the intersection of two or three of these areas.

Primary workshop topics:

        - Language modeling
        - Topic detection
        - Information extraction

Additional topics of interest:

   - Dialog systems and spoken language understanding (NLP and Speech).
   - Speech synthesis and natural language generation (NLP and Speech).
   - Speech-to-speech translation                     (NLP and Speech).
   - Spoken document retrieval                        (IR and Speech)
   - Prosody and parsing                              (NLP and Speech)
   - Question answering                               (NLP and IR)
   - Summarization and gisting                        (NLP and IR)
   - User modeling and adaptation                     (IR and Speech)
   - Disambiguation, stemming, lexical chains         (NLP and IR)

Submissions will also be accepted in any of the following areas:

      - Pragmatics
      - Discourse
      - Semantics
      - Syntax
      - Lexicon
      - Phonetics and phonology
      - Morphology
      - Linguistic, mathematical and psychological models of language
      - Multi-lingual processing
      - Machine translation and translation aids
      - Language in multi-modal systems
      - Message and narrative understanding systems

      - Machine learning for IR, text mining, clustering, text
      - Cross-language retrieval, multilingual retrieval
      - Novelty detection, topic tracking, collaborative filtering
      - Interfaces, visualization, interactive IR
      - Natural language processing for IR
      - Evaluation, experimental design and metrics
      - Formal models, language models, fusion/combination

      - Speech synthesis
      - Speech recognition
      - Speech understanding
      - Multimodality
      - Spoken dialog systems

The main conference will also feature tutorials, workshops, and
demos. More information on these can be found on the main HLT/NAACL-03

2. Submission Requirements

Papers should describe original work, either in progress or completed.
The workshop will be ideally suited to students who have settled on
their thesis direction but who still have significant research left to
do; those students in the final stages of their thesis should be
submitting instead to the main conference. Papers should clearly
indicate directions for future research wherever appropriate. All
authors of multi-author papers must be students. A paper accepted for
presentation at the Student Workshop may not be presented or have been
presented at any other meeting with publicly available published
proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences must
indicate this immediately after the title material on the first
page. A student who has already presented at an ACL/EACL/NAACL student
session will not be allowed to present again at the student session of
any of these conferences, but is encouraged to submit instead to the
main conference.

3. Submission Procedure

Please see the Website
http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~ebreck/hlt-naacl03-student/ for more
information, or contact hlt-naacl03-student at umich.edu.

Submission format

Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings
and should not exceed six (6) pages, including references. We
strongly recommend the use of ACL Latex style files or Microsoft Word
style files tailored for this year's conference. These will soon be
available from the web site:

These style files allow for a graceful transition to the style
required for publication. A description of the format will also be
available for those unable to use these style files directly.

Electronic Submissions

Only electronic submissions, in one of the following formats, are

      - PostScript (.ps)
      - Rich Text Format ACL style (.rtf)
      - Microsoft Word ACL style (.doc)
      - PDF (.pdf)

4. Reviewing Procedure

The reviewing of submissions will be managed by the Student Workshop
Co-Chairs, with the assistance of a team of reviewers. Each
submission will be matched with a panel of student and senior
researchers for review. The final acceptance decision will be based
on the results of the review.

Note that reviewing of papers will be double-blind; therefore, make
sure you do not put the name(s) of the author(s) on the title page.
(See paper submission requirements for details.)  You should not have
any self-identifying references anywhere in the paper submitted for
review. For example, instead of saying "We showed previously (Smith,
1991), ...", say "Smith (1991) previously showed ...".

5. Schedule

Submissions must be received by March 15, midnight EST. Late
submissions (those arriving on or after March 16) will be
automatically disqualified.  The student workshop committee is not
responsible for postal delays or other mailing problems.

Acknowledgment will be emailed soon after receipt. Notification of
acceptance will be sent to authors by email on April 7.  Detailed
formatting guidelines for the preparation of the final camera-ready
copy will be provided to authors with their acceptance notice.

6. Timetable

Paper submissions deadline:    March 15, midnight EST (hard deadline)
Notification of acceptance:    April 7
Camera ready papers due:       April 14, 9:00am PST (hard deadline)
Workshop date:                 June 1 (tentative, visit
http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~ebreck/hlt-naacl03-student/ for more

7. Contact Information

Email to hlt-naacl03-student at umich.edu will be forwarded to all

Costas Boulis (Co-Chair, Speech)
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Washington
253 EE/CSE Building
Campus Box 352500
Seattle, WA 98195-2500
boulis at ee.washington.edu

Eric Breck (Co-Chair, NLP)
Department of Computer Science
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850
ebreck at cs.cornell.edu

Victor Lavrenko (Co-Chair, IR)
Department of Computer Science

140 Governors Dr.
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9264
lavrenko at cs.umass.edu

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Date:  Fri, 21 Feb 2003 19:24:35 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  41st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

Subject: Reminder CFP: ACL-2003

This is a reminder for the CFP: 41st Annual Meeting of the Association
for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2003), July 2003, Sapporo, JAPAN
For details, see the Web site http://www.ec-inc.co.jp/ACL2003/

Main Conference::
Paper submission deadline: February 26, 2003
(Note that we NO LONGER require early registration of papers.)
Submission site: http://acl03-submissions.cs.uiuc.edu

Student Research Workshop::
Paper submission deadline: February 26, 2003
(Note that we NO LONGER require early registration of papers.)
Submission site: http://tangra.si.umich.edu/clair/acl03-student/

Best regards,

ACL-2003 Publicity committee

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