Appel: NLIS 2000

Pierre Zweigenbaum pz at
Mon Oct 11 09:39:56 UTC 1999

Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 10:25:31 +0200
From: Werner Winiwarter <ww at>
Message-Id: <38019EFB.C97CAB7D at>

                              Call for Papers
                       2nd International Workshop on
                  Natural Language and Information Systems
                                 NLIS 2000

                          in conjunction with the
 11th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications
                                 DEXA 2000
        to be held in Greenwich, United Kingdom, September 4-8, 2000

    Workshop proceedings to be published by IEEE Computer Society Press


The Second International Workshop on Natural Language and Information
Systems will take place on the eve of a new millenium which will bring
unimaginable changes and new challenges. Human Language Technology (HLT)
has reached a level of maturity that makes it feasible to solve many of
the urgent needs of the coming information age. By learning from past
failures and successes we are now ready to apply the new technology to
real-life applications. Multilinguality, mobile speech access to the
web, and automatic knowledge extraction from documents are just a few
examples that show the importance of HLT as a key technology for the new

The main objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers
both natural language processing and information systems with the aim of
encouraging the exchange of ideas and experience between these two
communities. It will provide an international forum for the presentation
of an overview of the most recent trends in these two active research
fields, and a common
starting-point to tackle the most acute problems of information

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

   * Natural language interfaces
   * Multimodal interfaces
   * Adaptive interfaces
   * HLT for information system design
   * HLT for conceptual modeling
   * HLT for requirements engineering
   * HLT for information retrieval and filtering
   * HLT for the WWW
   * Terminology and ontologies
   * Lexical resources and corpora
   * Multilinguality
   * Computer-assisted language learning
   * Machine translation
   * Word sense disambiguation
   * Document categorization
   * Information extraction
   * Text summarization
   * Natural language learning
   * Natural language generation
   * Evaluation of natural language systems


   * Submission deadline: 24 January 2000
   * Notification of acceptance: 10 April 2000
   * Camera-ready copies: 1 May 2000


Authors are invited to submit research contributions representing
previously unpublished work. Submitted papers will be carefully
based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of
exposition. All papers will be refereed by at least two members of the
program committee. Accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer
Society Press as proceedings of the DEXA 2000 workshops. All submitted
papers MUST be formatted according to the author guidelines provided by
IEEE Computer Society Press and MUST NOT be longer than FIVE pages. The
author guidelines can be found at If you use LaTeX, an
example document can be found at and the corresponding output at

Electronic Submission

Please submit your paper electronically to our FTP site. Please prepare
your paper as plain ASCII PostScript only, with NO encoding, condensing,
encapsulation. Please use TrueType 1 fonts wherever possible. Do not use
bitmapped fonts such as Computer Modern if you can avoid it. Guidelines
generating and submitting PostScript files are available from

File Naming Conventions for Electronic Submissions

Please save your file using your name, i.e. John Smith's file would be If you are submitting two or more files, please number
them:,, etc.

Transferring Files to the FTP Site

When transferring files to the FTP site, if you have a choice between
and binary modes, use binary. Although ASCII mode works well most of the
time, binary mode incurs fewer problems.

     Our FTP site:         
     Log on as:                      anonymous
     Place files in subdirectory:    incoming/nlis2000


When you have put your file(s) in the FTP subdirectory, please send an
email to winiwarter at with the following information: Your name,
phone, fax, URL (your Web address, if you have one), your email address,
the title of your paper, and the filename(s) you used. (Do NOT send a
of your postscript file via email.)

Hard Copy Paper Submissions

If, for some reason, you cannot place an electronic copy of your paper
our ftp site, ONLY THEN you may submit it as four hard copies to the
following address:

     Prof. Werner Winiwarter
     Institute of Applied Computer Science & Information Systems
     University of Vienna
     Liebiggasse 4/3
     A-1010 Wien

Electronic Abstracts

Please send also an electronic copy of your abstract, in ASCII format
including the paper title, keywords, author names, addresses, and
affiliations, to winiwarter at


   * Werner Winiwarter, University of Vienna, Austria
   * Robert Dale, Language Technology Pty Ltd and Macquarie University,
   * Tsunenori Mine, Kyushu University, Japan


   * Masatoshi Arikawa, Hiroshima City University, Japan
   * Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium
   * Antje Düsterhöft, Rostock University, Germany
   * Günther Fliedl, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
   * Nicola Guarino, LADSEB-CNR, Padova, Italy
   * Benoit Habert, UMR8503 et ENS Fontenay/Saint-Cloud, France
   * Udo Hahn, Freiburg University, Germany
   * Zoubida Kedad, PRISM Laboratory, France
   * Christian Kop, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
   * Yves Lepage, ATR-ITL, Japan
   * Jana Lewerenz, Brandenburg Technical University at Cottbus, Germany
   * Ee-Peng Lim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
   * Willi Mayerthaler, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
   * Heinrich C. Mayr, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
   * Dieter Merkl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
   * Elisabeth Metais, PRISM Laboratory, France
   * Diego Molla, University of Zurich, Switzerland
   * John Nerbonne, University of Groningen, Netherlands
   * Wee-Keong Ng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
   * Maria Orlowska, The University of Queensland, Australia
   * Mike P. Papazoglou, Tilburg University, Netherlands
   * Jon Patrick, University of Sydney, Australia
   * David Powers, The Flinders University of South Australia, Australia
   * Hong Liang Qiao, University of Sydney, Australia
   * Peter Sandrini, University of Innsbruck, Austria
   * Bruno Schienmann, SIZ Bonn, Germany
   * Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna, Austria
   * Kosho Shudo, Fukuoka University, Japan
   * Makoto Takizawa, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
   * Bernhard Thalheim, Brandenburg Technical University at Cottbus,
   * Hans Weigand, Tilburg University, Netherlands
   * Christian Winkler, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
   * Kazumasa Yokota, Okayama Prefectural University, Japan
   * Ingrid Zukerman, Monash University, Australia

For any further questions or inquiries please contact:

     Prof. Werner Winiwarter
     Institute of Applied Computer Science & Information Systems
     University of Vienna
     Liebiggasse 4/3, A-1010 Wien, AUSTRIA
     Email: winiwarter at
     Phone: +43-1-4277-38434
     Fax: +43-1-4277-38449

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