Appel: GoTAL

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Dec 26 17:51:34 UTC 2007

Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 18:14:45 +0100
From: Sylviane CARDEY <sylviane.cardey at>
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GoTAL: First Call for Papers

GoTAL - 6th International Conference on Natural Language Processing

Gothenburg, Sweden

25-27 August 2008

The GoTAL conference will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden on 25-27
August, 2008.
The conference is hosted by
Chalmers University of Technology jointly with
Gothenburg University, as part of the activities of
the Centre for Language Technology (CLT).
GoTAL is the sixth in the series of the TAL conferences, following
FracTAL (Besançon, France, 1997),
VexTAL (Venice, Italy, 1999),
PorTAL (Faro, Algarve, Portugal, 2002),
EsTAL (Alicante, Spain, 2004), and
FinTAL (Turku, Finland 2006).
The main purpose of the TAL conference series is to bring together
scientists representing linguistics, computer science and related
fields, sharing a common interest in the advancement of computational
linguistics and natural language processing.


Papers are invited on recent, substantial, original and unpublished
research on all aspects of computational linguistics and natural
language and speech processing, including, but not limited to:
- Pragmatics, Discourse, Semantics, Syntax, and the Lexicon
- Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology
- Speech Recognition
- Speech Synthesis
- Natural Language Generation
- Ontologies, Semantic Networks, and Lexical Resources
- Corpus Linguistics
- Linguistic, Mathematical, and Psychological Models of Language
- Anaphora Resolution
- Word Sense Disambiguation
- Corpus-based Language Modeling
- Machine Translation and Translation Aids
- Text and Speech Interfaces
- Dialogue systems
- Language Learning and Therapy
- Simulation and Visualization
- Knowledge Acquisition and Representation
- Information Extraction
- Information Retrieval
- Question Answering
- Text Summarization
- Text and Speech Classification
- Systems Evaluation


We welcome submissions both from academia and the industry on any
topic that is of interest to the NLP community, particularly
encouraging research emphasizing multidisciplinary aspects of NLP and
the interplay between linguistics, computer science and application
domains such as biomedicine, communication systems, public services,
and educational technology.

Submitted papers should describe original work, emphasizing completed
or well advanced, rather than intended, research. The state of
completion of the reported work must be clearly indicated. Where
appropriate, results should be rigorously evaluated; the assessment of
statistical significance for quantitative results is
encouraged. Submissions should contain original material that has not
been previously presented to the scientific community.  A parallel
submission to other publication fora as well as a significant overlap
in contents with previously published work should be clearly indicated
to the program committee.

All submissions will be reviewed by at least three program committee
members.  The submissions will be judged on originality, relevance,
technical quality, and presentation. Papers can be submitted in two
- **full papers**, describing substantial research with well-evaluated
- **short papers**, typically describing ongoing research and
  preliminary results

All accepted papers in both categories will be published in the
conference proceedings. At the conference, full papers will be
presented as a talk and short papers will be presented as a poster.

Submissions will be made using EasyChair. The URL will be given here
as soon as the GoTAL submission service opens (in January). Also the
lengths and styles of submissions will be specified then.


The previous three TAL conferences had proceedings published in
LNCS/LNAI..  For GoTAL, this has not yet been confirmed (as of 20
December 2007).


There will be three keynote speakers, whose names will be announced
here later.


- Aarne Ranta, Chalmers and Gothenburg University, Sweden

- Olli Aaltonen, University of Turku, Finland
- Walid El Abed, Nestle Corp., Switzerland
- Jan Alexandersson, DFKI, Germany
- Jorge Baptista, University of Algarve, Portugal
- Patricio Martinez Barco, University of Alicante, Spain
- Tilman Becker, DFKI, Germany
- Chris Biemann, University of Leipzig, Germany
- Patrick Blackburn, INRIA Lorraine
- Lars Borin, Gothenburg University, Sweden
- Johan Bos, La Sapienza, Italy
- Johan Boye, TeliaSonera, Sweden
- Caroline Brun, Xerox Corp., France
- Sylviane Cardey, University of Franche-Comté, France
- Rolf Carlson, KTH, Sweden
- Lauri Carlson, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Alexander Clark, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
- Robin Cooper, Gothenburg University, Sweden
- Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium
- Rodolfo Delmonte, University of Venice, Italy
- Elisabet Engdahl, Gothenburg University, Sweden
- Jan van Eijck, CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Filip Ginter, University of Turku, Finland
- Peter Greenfield, University of Franche-Comté, France
- Philippe de Groote, INRIA Lorraine, France
- Øystein Haug Olsen, Fast, Norway
- Viggo Kann, KTH, Sweden
- Kimmo Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Hans Leiss, LMU Munich, Germany
- Oliver Lemon, University of Edinburgh, UK
- José Luis Vicedo, University of Alicante, Spain
- Adeline Nazarenko, University Paris-Nord, France
- Joakim Nivre, Uppsala and Växjö University, Sweden
- Bengt Nordström, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
- Pierre Nugues, University of Lund, Sweden
- Guy Perrier, INRIA Lorraine, France
- Elisabete Ranchhod, University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Manny Rayner, Powerset Inc, USA
- Tapio Salakoski, University of Turku, Finland
- Karl-Michael Schneider, Textkernel
- Rolf Schwitter, Macquarie University, Australia
- Laurent Spaggiari, Airbus, France
- Izabella Thomas, Université de Franche-Comté, France
- Simo Vihjanen, Lingsoft Ltd., Finland
- Annie Zaenen, Palo Alto Research Center, USA


- 4 April: submission deadline
- 16 May: notification of acceptance
- 25-27 August: conference


The conference will be held on the campus of Chalmers University of
Technology. The fees, appr. 300 EUR (senior participant, early
registration until 1 June), will be announced later. They will cover
the conference lectures, a copy of proceedings, lunches, coffee, two
dinners, and an excursion to the Gothenburg archipelago.

Professeur Sylviane CARDEY
Directrice du Centre de recherche en linguistique
et traitement automatique des langues Lucien Tesniere
Faculte des Lettres,            Email: sylviane.cardey at
30, rue Megevand,               Tel: +33 (0)3 81 66 53 94
25030 BESANCON Cedex,           Fax: +33 (0)3 81 66 53 00

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