Appel: INLG 2006, Sydney, Australia (2nd Call)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Mar 7 16:20:31 UTC 2006

Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 12:35:54 +1100
From: <Nathalie.Colineau at>
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International Natural Language Generation Conference

Sydney, Australia
15-16 July 2006

2nd Call for Papers

The 4th International Natural Language Generation Conference (the
Biennial Meeting of the Special Interest Group in Natural Language
Generation - SIGGEN) will be held July 15 to 16, 2006 in Sydney,

INLG is the leading international conference on research into natural
language generation. It has been held at Brockenhurst (UK) in 2004, in
Harriman (NY, USA) in 2002, and in Mitzpe Ramon (Israel) in
2000. Before 2000, INLGs were International Workshops, running every
other year since 1980.  INLG provides a forum for the discussion,
dissemination and archiving of research topics and results in the
field of text generation.

INLG invites substantial, original, and unpublished submissions on all
topics related to natural language generation.

Active topics of interest include: 
* Discourse Models, Content Planning and Lexical and 
	Syntactic Realization;
* Architecture of generators;
* Psychological modelling of discourse production 
	and pragmatic influences on generation;
* Multilingual generation;
* Generation and summarization;
* Multimedia or Multimodal Generation;
* Applications of generation technology; and,
* Evaluation of generation results.

INLG will be held this year as a Coling/ACL workshop to take advantage
of having a large part of the Natural Language Processing community in
Sydney, and attract both NLG specialists and researchers who may not
think of themselves as part of the NLG community (e.g., researchers in
summarisation and question/answering, or dialogue systems).

Submission Information

Requirements - A paper accepted for presentation at INLG'2006 must not
have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available
proceedings. Submission to other conferences should be clearly
indicated on the paper.

Category of Papers - The conference will be organised as a 2 day
workshop, including sessions to present long papers, short papers, a
student session and a specific session on sharing data and comparative

Authors must designate one of these categories at submission time:

- Long papers are most appropriate for presenting 
substantial research results and must not exceed 
eight (8) pages, including references;

- Short papers are more appropriate for presenting an 
ongoing research effort and must not exceed three (3) pages, 
including references;

- Papers in the student session must not exceed eight 
(8) pages, including references. The author MUST be a 
student, and, when there are multiple authors, they MUST 
all be students.

Special Session on Sharing Data and Comparative Evaluation: 

A separate call for expressions of interest in the special 
session will be distributed soon.

Important Dates

Submission of papers:	April 19th, 2006, ****** 5pm Sydney time (GMT + 9)
Notification of acceptance or rejection: May 22nd, 2006
Submission of camera-ready copy: June 6th, 2006
Workshop date:	July 15-16th, 2006

Paper Submission - Submission will be electronic and the only accepted
format for submitted papers will be Adobe PDF. Submissions should
follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings (see the guidelines
provided on the Coling/ACL 2006 conference website). Submissions
should be made via the START system, in the same way as the
submissions for Coling/ACL. Details will be available on the
Coling/ACL web site (

Reviewing will be blind, so you should avoid identifying the authors
within the paper. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Note that in extreme cases, an author unable to comply with the above
submission procedure should contact the program chairs sufficiently
before the submission deadline so alternative arrangements can be
made.  Contact: inlg2006 at

Programme Committee

Regina Barzilay, Columbia University, USA
Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, England
Joyce Y. Chai, Michigan State University, USA
Nathalie Colineau, CSIRO, Australia
Laurence Danlos, University of Paris 7, France
Noemie Elhadad, City College of New York, USA
Sabine Geldof, Namahn, Belgium
Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Canada
Kentaro Inui, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Elena Not, IRST, Italy
Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen, England
Norbert Reithinger, DFKI, Germany
Rolf Schwitter, Macquarie University, Australia
Donia Scott, Open University, England
Mariet Theune, University of Twente, Netherlands
Keith Vander Linden, Calvin College, USA
Ingrid Zukerman, Monash University, Australia

Student Session PC

Bernd Bohnet, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Matt Huenerfauth, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Eric Kow, Loria, France. 
Tomasz Marciniak, Language Computer Corporation, Richardson, Texas.
Ani Nenkova, Columbia University, USA
David Reitter, University of Edinburgh, Scotland UK
Stephen Wan, University of Macquarie, Australia (student chair)

Organising Committee

* Nathalie Colineau, nathalie.colineau at
* Cécile Paris, at
* Stephen Wan, stephen.wan at
* Robert Dale, robert.dale at

Please send any requests for information to: inlg2006 at

** CSIRO - ICT Centre
Locked Bag 17, North Ryde, 
NSW 1670, Australia
Fax: +61 2 9325 3200
Centre for Language Technology

** Division of Information and Communication Sciences
Macquarie University, Sydney NSW 2109, Australia
Fax: +61 2 9850 9529

Nathalie Colineau
Senior Research Scientist
CSIRO - ICT Centre
Locked Bag 17, North Ryde NSW 1670, Australia

Physical Address: 
Building E6B, Macquarie University Campus
North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia 
Phone: +61 2 9325 3151
Fax: +61 2 9325 3200 

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