[Elsnet-list] Australia: The AFNLP-Nagao Fund for COLING/ACL 2006 -- 2nd Call for Applications

Timothy Baldwin tim at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Fri May 19 14:43:17 CEST 2006

# Apologies for cross-postings

		  The AFNLP-Nagao Fund for COLING / ACL2006

			  2nd Call for Applications

1. Purpose: The AFNLP-Nagao Conference Participation Award is to support
   presentation of Asian NLP research efforts at COLING/ACL2006 in Sydney,

2. Background: The Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP),
   founded in 2004, has worked in conjunction with one of its members:
   Association of Natural Language Processing of Japan (ANLPJ), and with a
   matching donation from the Nagao Fund, to set up the AFNLP-Nagao Fund for
   COLING/ACL2006 as part of the Federation's efforts to promote NLP research
   relevant to Asian languages.  There will be at least 10 awards.  The
   awardees will be able to register at the reduced Early Registration Rate by
   agreement with the COLING/ACL 2006 Organizing Committee.

3. Amount of AFNLP-Nagao Conference Participation Award: US$1,000 each

4. Conditions:

a. Applicants should have a paper or poster accepted in the main conference,
   or in the associated workshops.  Priority will be given to the papers
   accepted in the main conference.

b. The paper to be presented by the applicant should have significant Asian
   language content and potential to promote or enhance research in NLP and
   computational linguistics with significant relevance to Asian languages.

c. The presenter should be: (i) a faculty member or student from a region
   where there is severe restriction on currency conversion, and who has
   received no other significant support; or (ii) a graduate student or a
   junior faculty member in other regions, who has received no other
   significant support.  Applicants should indicate what additional support
   they would obtain with a supporting letter from their supervisor if he/she
   is a student, or head of department if he/she is a faculty member.

d. First authors will be given priority.

5. Presentation of Award:  The award will be made in Sydney upon
  presentation of the air ticket or other appropriate receipts.  The
  decision of the election committee will be final.

6. Application Procedures:

a. Applicants should submit the notification of acceptance from the COLING/ACL
   programme committee, the paper abstract, its assessment scores and
   assessors' feedback.

b. In cases where the applicant is not the lead author, a statement should be
   included on his/her contribution and an endorsement by the lead author, who
   should indicate whether the applicant will present the paper partially or

c. Please send the above information to afnlp.nagao at cityu.edu.hk.

7. Dates:

     Application deadline: May 22, 2006
     Announcement of results: June 5, 2006

8. Enquiries:  

     Dr Olivia Kwong (rlolivia at cityu.edu.hk)
     Prof B Tsou (rlbtsou at cityu.edu.hk)

Selection Committee:

  K J Chen
  S Ishizaki
  G B Lee
  H Nakagawa
  B K Tsou (Convenor) 

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