14.857, Calls: Computational Semanitcs/Semantics & Pragmatics

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Subject: 14.857, Calls: Computational Semanitcs/Semantics & Pragmatics

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1)
Date:  Fri, 21 Mar 2003 19:10:09 +0100
From:  Methods for Modalities <m4m at science.uva.nl>
Subject:  4th WORKSHOP ON INFERENCE IN COMPUTATIONAL SEMANTICS

2)
Date:  Fri, 21 Mar 2003 18:21:42 GMT
From:  diabruck at coli.uni-sb.de
Subject:  DiaBruck 2003

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

Date:  Fri, 21 Mar 2003 19:10:09 +0100
From:  Methods for Modalities <m4m at science.uva.nl>
Subject:  4th WORKSHOP ON INFERENCE IN COMPUTATIONAL SEMANTICS



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                 *** FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS ***

                      Fourth workshop on

              INFERENCE IN COMPUTATIONAL SEMANTICS

                            ICoS-4

                Nancy, France, 25-26 September 2003

                http://www.loria.fr/~areces/ICoS-4

                (Submission deadline: 30 June 2003)
====================================================================

ABOUT ICoS ----------
Traditional inference tools (such as theorem provers and model
builders) are reaching new levels of sophistication and are now widely
and easily available. A wide variety of new tools (statistical and
probabilistic methods, ideas from the machine learning community) are
likely to be increasingly applied in computational semantics. Most
importantly of all, computational semantics seems to have reached the
stage where the exploration and development of inference is one of its
most pressing tasks - and there's a lot of interesting new work which
takes inferential issues seriously.

ICoS-4 is intended to bring together researchers from areas such as
Computational Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science,
and Logic, in order to discuss approaches and applications of
Inference in natural language semantics.

ICoS-4 will take place in Nancy, France, on 25-26 September 2003.  It
will be part of a special Nancy Inference Week: on the day before
ICoS-4 (24 September) there will be a one day school on Description
Logic and its applications in linguistics, and on the two days
preceding that (22-23 September 2003) the third Method for Modalities
(M4M-3) will be held.

ICoS-4 is endorsed by SIGSEM, the Association for Computational
Linguistics (ACL) Special Interest Group (SIG) on computational
semantics.

IMPORTANT DATES
- -------------
     Submission Deadline: June 30, 2003.
     Notification: August 8, 2003.
     Final Versions: September 8, 2003.

INVITED SPEAKERS
- --------------
We anticipate having three invited talks at ICoS-4.  The speakers will
be announced shortly.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
- ---------------
     James Allen
     Carlos Areces
     Peter Baumgartner
     Patrick Blackburn (co-chair)
     Johan Bos (co-chair)
     Harry Bunt
     Anne Copestake
     Dick Crouch
     Kees van Deemter
     Helen Gaylard
     Nissim Francez
     Shalom Lappin
     Alexander Koller
     Jeff Pelletier
     Ian Pratt-Hartmann
     Maarten de Rijke
     Michael Schiehlen
     Matthew Stone

SUBMISSIONS
- ---------
We invite two kinds of submission:

 - Research papers on inference methods in computational semantics as well
   as their applications (10 pages).
 - System descriptions (6 pages) focusing on actual implementations and
   explaining system architecture issues and specific implementation
   techniques. The systems described will be demonstrated at ICoS-4.

Submission deadline: June 30, 2003.

Notification: August 8, 2003.

Submission is by email. Either Postscript or PDF files can be sent to:

    icos4 at aplog.org

Authors are advised to prepare their contributions in LaTeX using the
style file which can be found at:

    http://www.loria.fr/~areces/ICoS-4/style.tgz

The workshop proceedings (which will be distributed at the conference)
will be produced using these style files.

As well as the workshop proceedings, we plan to publish a selection of
accepted papers as a special journal issue.
====================================================================


-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  Fri, 21 Mar 2003 18:21:42 GMT
From:  diabruck at coli.uni-sb.de
Subject:  DiaBruck 2003


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                         Second Call for Papers

                            DiaBruck 2003

SEVENTH WORKSHOP ON THE SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS OF DIALOGUE (SEMDIAL)

                         Saarland University
                          Sept 4th-6th 2003

                  http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/diabruck/

                         Endorsed by SIGSEM
                       http://www.sigsem.org/
    the ACL Special interest Group in Computational Semantics

                         Endorsed by SIGdial
                       http://www.sigdial.org/
    the ACL Special interest Group in Discourse and Dialogue

- -------------------------------------------------------------------

DiaBruck 2003 will be the seventh in a series of workshops that aims
to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics
of dialogues in fields such as artificial intelligence, formal
semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, philosophy, and
psychology.

We invite submissions on all topics related to the semantics and
pragmatics of dialogues, including, but not limited to:

- models of common ground/mutual belief in communication
- modelling agents' information states and how they get updated
- multi-agent models and turn-taking
- goals, intentions and commitments in communication
- semantic interpretation in dialogues
- reference in dialogues
- dialogue and discourse structure
- interpretation of questions and answers
- nonlinguistic interaction in communication
- natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken dialogue
systems
- multimodal dialogue systems
- dialogue management in practical implementations
- categorisation of dialogue moves or speech acts in corpora
- designing and evaluating dialogue systems


SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

Authors should submit an anonymous extended abstract of at most 5
single-column pages (for talks with a duration of 30' plus 10'
discussion) together with a separate page specifying the authors'
names, affiliation, address, and e-mail address. The abstracts should
be submitted electronically (in LaTeX, postscript, html, ascii, or pdf
format) to: diabruck at coli.uni-sb.de.  Submission have to be in
English, which is the workshop language. For the accepted talks, a
LaTeX style will be made available for the preparation of the final
version.


IMPORTANT DATES:

Abstracts due: May 1st
Acceptance notice: June 15th
Final version due: August 1st
Conference: Sept 4th-6th


PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova (chair), Anton Benz, Barbara Di Eugenio,
Bonnie Webber, Colin Matheson, David Traum, Hannes Rieser, Henk
Zeevat, Jan Alexandersson, Jonathan Ginzburg, Johan Bos, Manfred
Pinkal, Mary McGee Wood, Massimo Poesio, Michael Strube, Robin Cooper,
Stina Ericsson


ORGANIZATION:

The workshop will take place in Hotel Scheidberg in Wallerfangen,
about half an hour away from Saarbruecken.

The local organizers are Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, Bettina Klingner and
Claudia Kosny.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

News about the conference are being posted on the workshop's Web
page at http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/diabruck/
Send email to diabruck at coli.uni-sb.de for questions about local
arrangements.

Information about Saarland: http://www.english.saarland.de/
Information about the Saarland University: http://www.uni-saarland.de/
Information about the conference location:
http://www.hotel-scheidberg.de/

Previous workshops in the SEMDIAL series include:
(see also http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/semdial/ )

MunDial'97 (Munich)
 (http://www.cis.uni-muenchen.de/sil/workshop/dialogwsh.html)
Twendial'98 (Twente)
 (http://parlevink.cs.utwente.nl/Conferences/twlt13.html)
Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
 (http://cf.hum.uva.nl/computerlinguistiek/amstelog/ )
Gotalog'00 (Gothenburg)
 (http://www.ling.gu.se/gotalog)
Bidialog'01 (Bielefeld)
 (http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/BIDIALOG)
EDILOG'02 (Edinburgh)
 (http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/edilog/)

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