Appel: 2nd Language & Technology Conference, April 21-23, 2005, Poznan, Poland

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Oct 26 13:54:16 UTC 2004

Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 18:55:45 +0200 (CEST)
From: ltc at
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2nd Language & Technology Conference:
Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and
April 21-23, 2005, Poznañ, Poland


Dear Colleagues,

You are kindly invited to participate in L&T'05, a conference
organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of Adam
Mickiewicz University, Poznañ, Poland. This will be held in parallel
to Infosystem Forum 2005 (April 19-21, 2005) and the 36th Poznañ
Linguistics Meeting (April 22-24, 2005).

The increasing importance of human language technologies is a
challenge for both the computer science and linguistics communities as
these technologies become an ever more essential element of our
everyday technological environment. Since Ajdukiewicz, Tarski, Turing
and Chomsky (i.e. since the very beginning of the Computer Age) these
fields have influenced and stimulated each other. Globalisation, as
well as the recent and planned enlargement of the European Union, has
created a favourable climate for the intensive exchange of novel
ideas, concepts and solutions. The Infosystem Forum plays an
integrating role between computer science research, industry and
consumers.  The Poznañ Linguistics Meetings have a long tradition as a
linguistics exchange forum. This year we propose to add an explicitly
technological dimension to this meeting and promote the Human Language
Technologies face to the industrial Infosystem audience, linking to
the results of the very successful Language & Technology Awareness
Days (Poznañ, 1995), which served as a kick-off event for new HLT
activities in Poland. We therefore invite colleagues from across the
world to share with us their experience, recent results and new
visions as well as to learn about our achievements.


We invite the submission of original contributions.
The conference topics include but are not limited to:
    * electronic language resources and tools
    * formalisation of natural languages
    * parsing and other forms of NL processing
    * computer modelling of language competence
    * NL user modelling
    * NL understanding by computers
    * knowledge representation
    * man-machine NL interfaces
    * NL application in robotics
    * text-based information retrieval and extraction, question
    * tools and methodologies for developing multilingual systems
    * translation enhancement tools
    * methodological issues in HLT
    * prototype presentations
    * intractable language-specific problems in HLT (for languages
      other than English)
    * HLT standards
    * HLT as foreign language teaching support
    * new challenge: communicative intelligence
    * vision papers in the field of HLT


Special sessions are planned:
- "In memory of Maurice Gross"
- "In memory of Antonio Zampolli"
Contributions strictly linked to their activities and/or life
are welcome.
Contributors are requested to contact the Chair (e-mail:
vetulani at


Zygmunt Vetulani (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznañ, Poland) - chair
Dafydd Gibbon (University of Bielefeld, Germany) - vice-chair

Leonard Bolc (IPI PAN, Poland)
Lynne Bowker (Ottawa University, Canada)
Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC/CNR, Italy)
Julie Carson-Berndsen (University College Dublin, Irland)
Alain Colmerauer (Mediterranean University Aix-Marseille II, France)
El¿bieta Dura (University of Goeteborg/Lexware Labs, Sweden)
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Ko³aczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznañ, Poland)
Tomaz Erjavec (Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
Charles Fillmore (Berkeley University, USA)
Maria Gavrilidou (ILSP, Greece)
Stefan Grocholewski (PTI/Poznañ University of Technology, Poland)
Wac³aw Iszkowski (PIIT, Poland)
Orest Kossak (Technical University Lviv/Ericpol Telecom, Ukraine)
Eric Laporte (University Marne-la-Vallee, France)
Gerard Ligozat (LIMSI/CNRS, France)
Bente Maegaard (Centre for Language Technology, Denmark)
Jacek Martinek (Poznañ University of Technology, Poland)
Toyoaki Nishida (University of Kyoto, Japan)
Antoni Ogonowski (Renault SAS, France)
Nicholas Ostler (Linguacubun Ltd., UK)
Karel Pala (Masaryk University, Czech Rep.)
Pavel S. Pankov (National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyzstan)
Marcin Paprzycki (Oklahoma State University, USA)
Reinhard Rapp (University Mainz, Germany)
Justus Roux (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Vasile Rus (University of Memphis, Fedex Inst. of Technology, USA)
Max Silberztein (University Franche-Comté, France)
Krzysztof ¦lata³a (MTP/Infosystem, Poland)
Marek ¦widziñski (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Dan Tufiº (RCAI, Romania)
Tom Wachtel (Independent Consultant, UK/Italy)
Jan Wêglarz (Poznañ University of Technology, Poland)
Richard Zuber (CNRS, France)


Papers describing essential results (ideas, claims, hypotheses)
are due by January 15, 2005 (midnight, any time zone). Submissions
should be prepared according to the AAAI formatting guidelines
and should not identify the author(s) in any manner. Acceptance
will be based on the reviewers' assessments. Acceptance/rejection
notification will be by February 7, 2005. All submissions are
to be made electronically via the L&T web submission/registration
system (accessible soon). Accepted papers will be published
in the conference proceedings (with ISBN number) and on CD-ROM.
We plan a post-conference journal publication of extended versions
of the selected papers (further details available soon).
The presentation of a paper requires L&T registration by at least
one of the authors. In the case of several co-authors being
registered, student co-authors register free.


Address:  The 2nd Language & Technology Conference (L&T'05)
Adam Mickiewicz University
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Department of Computer Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence
ul. Umultowska 87
PL 61-614 Poznañ
E-mail: ltc at


Maciej Lison (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznañ, Poland)
Jacek Marciniak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznañ, Poland)
Tomasz Obrêbski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznañ, Poland) - secretary

Contact: ltc at


January 15, 2005
Deadline for submission of papers for review (4 pages including essential
results, ideas, claims, hypotheses)

February 7, 2005
Acceptance/Rejection notification

March 15, 2005
Deadline for submission of final versions of papers accespted


Regular participants:
Early registration (payment by January 15, 2005)  80 EUR
Regular registration (payment by March 20, 2005) 100 EUR
Late registration (payment after March 20, 2005) 130 EUR

PhD students:
Early registration (payment by January 15, 2005)  40 EUR
Regular registration (payment by March 20, 2005)  50 EUR
Late registration (payment after March 20, 2005)  65 EUR

Students (full-time): 5 EUR (on-site payment)

Discount policy:
    * Regular participants and PhD students registered to the PLM
      by March 20 for the full conference may register to the L&T
      for 20 EUR. This discount does not apply to those who wish
      contribute a paper to L&T.
    * Participants whose papers are accepted for publication at
      both L&T and PLM conferences will be eligible for a special
      discount for both events if the payement is made by
      March 20. In this case the conference fee for
      L&T authors will be 65 EUR for regular participants and
      35 EUR for PhD students.

Conference fees include:

    * Registration
    * Proceedings on CD-ROM (paper copies will incur an additional charge)
    * Social events (banquet,...)
    * Coffee


By bank transfer to the account of:
"Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu,
ul. H. Wieniawskiego 1,
61-712 Poznañ"

to the account:
Number: PL 77 1090 1362 0000 0000 3601 7903
Bank: Bank Zachodni WBK SA 6 Oddzia³ w Poznaniu
60-967 Poznañ, Plac Wolnosci 15

For payments from within Poland, use the following account number:
77 1090 1362 0000 0000 3601 7903

Important: ensure you include the name of the conference and your own name
as part of the payment reference.

By credit card: (procedure to be announced soon).


Registration will be exclusively by internet (details soon).
All participants, irrespective of category or mode of payment, are
requested to register in order to qualify for the receipt of
conference documents.
Electronic registration must be completed by April 1, 2005 for
those who wish having their names included in conference documents.


    * Book exhibition planned (call for exibitors in preparation)
    * Authors are invited to bring hard copies of their papers and
      books. We plan special presentations of the achievements of
      the conference participants, irrespective of whether they are
      directly related to the conference topic.

For further information (accomodation, practical information)
please visit the L&TC site:

Zygmunt Vetulani

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