Appel: MLQA06 - EACL 2006

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Dec 6 08:35:10 UTC 2005

Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 11:35:23 +0100
From: Christelle Ayache <ayache at>
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    MLQA06 - EACL 2006 Workshop on Multilingual Question Answering
                     April 4, 2006, Trento, Italy


                           CALL FOR PAPERS

The EACL 2006 Workshop on Multilingual Question Answering will be
hosted in conjunction with the 11th Conference of the European Chapter
of the Association for Computational Linguistics which will take place
April 3-7, 2006, in Trento, Italy.


Relevant topics for the workshop include but are not restricted to:

* Monolingual QA systems for languages other than English;
* Cross-lingual QA systems;
* Multilingual Web-based QA;
* Case studies and user studies of Multilingual QA;
* Specific translation techniques for Cross-lingual QA;
* The influence of translation on Cross-lingual QA;
* Multilingual QA in restricted vs. open domains;
* QA from heterogeneous multilingual data collections such as
    unstructured text, semi-structured data and structured data;
* Techniques for porting QA systems among languages;
* The effectiveness of particular techniques in different languages;
* Comparisons between QA in different languages including European and
  Asian languages;
* Evaluation of Multilingual QA systems;
* Resources for Multilingual QA.


Authors are invited to submit full papers on original, unpublished
work in the topic area of this workshop. Submissions should be
formatted using the EACL 2006 style in either LaTeX or Word and should
not exceed 8 pages in length. As reviewing will be anonymous, author
and affiliation information should be omitted and self-references
disguised by following the guidelines for the main conference. These
guidelines together with the LaTeX style files and Word templates are
available at .

Please submit your paper in the form of a PDF file no later than
January 6, 2006 by going to the following URL and following the
instructions there:

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the
programme committee. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop

Dual submissions to the main EACL 2006 conference and this workshop
are allowed; if you submit to the main session, do indicate this when
you submit to the workshop. If your paper is accepted for the main
session, you should withdraw your paper from the workshop upon
notification by the main session.


Information on registration and registration fees will be provided at
the conference web page.


January 6, 2006   - Deadline for workshop papers
January 27, 2006  - Notification of acceptance
February 10, 2006 - Camera-ready papers due
April 4, 2006 - Workshop

As the schedule is extremely tight, deadline extensions are NOT


Anselmo Peñas (UNED, Madrid, Spain) co-chair
Richard Sutcliffe (University of Essex#, England) co-chair
Lili Aunimo (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Christelle Ayache (ELDA/ELRA, Paris, France)
Johan Bos (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
Gosse Bouma (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Hsin-Hsi Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Danilo Giampiccolo (CELCT, Trento, Italy)
Brigitte Grau (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
Donna Harman (NIST, USA)
Michael Hess (University of Zürich, Switzerland)
Valentin Jijkoun (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Noriko Kando (NII, Tokyo, Japan)
Dominique Laurent (Synapse Développement, Toulouse, France)
Bernardo Magnini (ITC-irst, Trento, Italy)
André Martins (Priberam Informática, Lisbon, Portugal)
Diego Mollá (Macquarie University, Australia)
Günter Neumann (DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany)
Carol Peters (CNR-ISTI, Pisa, Italy)
Diana Santos (Linguateca, Oslo, Norway)
Yutaka Sasaki (ATR, Kyoto, Japan)
Kiril Simov (Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Bill Teahan (University of Wales, Bangor, Wales)
José Luis Vicedo (University of Alicante, Spain)

# On Sabbatical from University of Limerick


Workshop web page

Conference web page

EACL 2006 Workshops site


Anselmo Peñas, anselmo at
Richard Sutcliffe, rsutcl at

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