[Elsnet-list] Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTW2004) -- Call for Papers

Stephen.Wan at csiro.au Stephen.Wan at csiro.au
Wed Jul 21 16:21:22 CEST 2004

2004 Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTW2004)

                Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
                             Call for Papers
                Workshop: 8th December 2004
                Submissions due: 15th September 2004
                ALTA website: http://www.alta.asn.au/
                Workshop contact email: workshop AT alta.asn.au


A one-day workshop on Natural Language Technology will be organised by the
Australasian Language Technology Association (ALTA). The workshop will be
held in conjunction with the Australasian Language Technology Summer
School in Sydney. The workshop will run in parallel with the first day of
SST 2004: http://www.assta.org/sst/2004

The goals of the workshop are:

   * to bring together the growing Language Technology (LT)
     community in Australia and New Zealand and encourage interactions;
   * to encourage dissemination of results;
   * to foster interaction between academic and industrial research;
   * to provide a forum for discussion of new research and
     students research;
   * to encourage interactions between this community and the
     international LT community;
   * to provide an opportunity for the broader artificial intelligence
     community to become aware of local LT research; and, finally,
   * to increase visibility of LT research in Australia, New Zealand
     and overseas.

Our hope is to get as many Australasian LT researchers together as
possible to encourage dialogue between those working on similar topics and
between areas with a - perhaps as yet untapped - potential to interact.

We would also like to encourage non-Australasian LT researchers to submit
papers, and to participate in the workshop.

Papers submitted to the workshop will be reviewed by an international
programme committee, and the workshop proceedings will be published with
an ISBN number.

Program Committee (Full program committee to be announced soon)

     Ash Asudeh, University of Canterbury (NZ) (Co-chair)
     Cecile Paris, CSIRO (AU) (Co-chair)
     Stephen Wan, CSIRO and Macquarie University (AU) (Student Chair)


We invite the submission of papers on substantial, original, and
unpublished research on all aspects of natural language processing,
including, but not limited to:

   * speech understanding and generation;
   * phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse;
   * interpreting and generating spoken and written language;
   * linguistic, mathematical, and psychological models of language;
   * language-oriented information extraction and retrieval;
   * corpus-based and statistical language modelling;
   * summarisation;
   * machine translation and translation aids;
   * natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
   * natural language and multimodal systems;
   * message and narrative understanding systems;
   * evaluations of language systems;
   * computational lexicography.

We welcome submissions on any topic that is of interest to the LT
community, but we particularly encourage submissions that broaden the
scope of our community through the consideration of practical LT
applications and through multi-disciplinary research. We especially invite
people from industry working on LT to send us their submissions and offer
an opportunity to discuss and demonstrate their latest applications in
front of an informed audience.

Submission Format

The length of the submissions should not exceed 8 pages, printed
single-spaced in 11 point font. Instructions for the camera-ready version
of the papers will be posted later on the Workshop's homepage, available
soon at http://www.alta.asn.au/events/altw2004.

The first page of your submission should include:

     paper title,
     author name(s) and affiliation,
     complete addresses including email address and fax number,

Only electronic submissions of PDF or PostScript files will be accepted.
If we cannot print your file by the submission date it will be rejected
without being reviewed. Therefore you are encouraged to send an early
version with the typographical complexity of your final intended version
so that we can check it is printable. Electronic submissions should be
sent to workshop AT alta.asn.au .

Important Dates

 Paper submission:
                          Wednesday 15th September 2004
 Notification of acceptance:
                          Friday 15th October 2004
 Camera-ready copy:
                          Monday 1st November 2004
                          Wednesday 8th December 2004

More Information

A web page for ALTW2004 will be set up soon and will be shown on the ALTA
web page: http://www.alta.asn.au/events/altw2004

You can contact the workshop organisers for further information: workshop
AT alta.asn.au .

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