[Elsnet-list] IWCS-7 Call for Papers

harry bunt Harry.Bunt at uvt.nl
Fri Sep 8 15:58:52 CEST 2006

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                    Seventh International Workshop on

                        COMPUTATIONAL SEMANTICS


             January 10-12, 2007, Tilburg, The Netherlands

                             Endorsed by SIGSEM,
        the ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Semantics



Tilburg University will host the Seventh International Workshop on
Computational Semantics (IWCS-7), which will take place on 10-12
January 2007. The aim of the workshop is to bring together
researchers interested in any aspects of the computation, annotation,
extraction, and representation of meaning in natural language, 
in multimedia objects, and in multimodal messages.

                          TOPICS OF INTEREST

Areas of special interest for the workshop will be computational
aspects of semantic theories; theoretical aspects of the design of
language understanding systems and systems for multimodal
communication; and semantic annotation of natural language and
multimodal utterances. Papers are invited that are concerned with
topics in these and closely related areas, including, but not 
limited to, the following:

  * construction of representations of meaning in natural language
  * methodologies and practices for semantic annotation
  * modelling and using context in semantic interpretation
  * machine learning of semantic structures
  * formal and computational methods in lexical semantics

  * computing meaning in multimodal interaction
  * construction and use of underspecified semantic representations 
  * semantic concepts and ontologies
  * approaches to textual entailment
  * the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue acts

  * the semantic web and natural language processing
  * semantic aspects of language generation
  * the semantics-pragmatics interface in computational perspective
  * semantic relations in discourse and dialogue
  * shallow and deep semantic processing and reasoning

                         INVITED SPEAKERS 

      Johan Bos (La Sapienza University, Rome)
      Paul Buitelaar (German Institute for AI, Saarbruecken)
      Makoto Kanazawa (National Institute for Informatics, Tokyo)


Immediately preceding IWCS-7, on 8-9 January 2007, a joint meeting 
will be held of the ACL-SIGSEM Working Group on the Representation 
of Multimodal Semantic Information and of ISO TC 37/SC 4 on the 
Representation of Semantic Content. This meeting will be devoted to
the development of methodologies, tools, and concepts for semantic 
annotation, focusing in particular on: 
(1) the definition of an ISO standard for the annotation of temporal 
information; and 
(2) the development of an on-line registry of concepts for semantic 
annotation for semantic roles, referential relations, dialogue acts, 
and discourse relations. 
This meeting will be open to (a limited number of) IWCS-7 participants. 
For more information see http://let.uvt.nl/research/ti/iso-tdg3 and 

                       PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

              James Allen            Alex Lascarides
              Patrick Blackburn      Kiyong Lee 
              Johan Bos              Dan Moldovan
              Harry Bunt (chair)     Reinhard Muskens
              Nicoletta Calzolari    Martha Palmer
              Robin Cooper           Manfred Pinkal
              Kees van Deemter       Massimo Poesio
              Jan van Eijck          Steve Pulman
              Dafydd Gibbon          James Pustejovsky
              Jerry Hobbs            Alan Ramsay
              Ed Hovy                Laurent Romary
              Daniel Kayser          Patrick Saint Dizier
              Paul Mc Kevitt         Carl Vogel
              Alexander Koller       Bonnie Webber
              Emiel Krahmer          

                         ORGANISING COMMITTEE

              Harry Bunt             Reinhard Muskens
              Jeroen Geertzen        Amanda Schiffrin
              Simon Keizer           Elias Thijsse 
              Lauraine Sinay (secr.) Femke Wieme (secr.)

                       SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Three types of submission are solicited: full papers, short papers,
and project abstracts.

Full papers
Full papers are original papers of maximally 12 pages, that will be 
published in the workshop proceedings and will have a full oral 
presentation of about 30 minutes at the workshop.

Short papers
Short papers are mini-papers of maximally 4 pages, that will be 
published in the workshop proceedings and have a very brief ('flash') 
oral presentation at the workshop. Authors of short papers are 
invited to also put up a poster and participate in a poster session.

Project abstracts
Project abstracts are brief descriptions of 2 pages of ongoing,
recently completed, or starting projects. They will be published in
the workshop proceedings and will be presented in a poster session.

Submission formats
Submission must be done through the online submission system at 
www.easychair.org/IWCS7/ All submissions should be marked as being 
a full paper, a short paper, or a project abstract, by adding to the 
paper title the postfix (FP), (SP), or (PA) when entering the title 
of the submission in the online submission system. See also the 
IWCS-7 website http://let.uvt.nl/research/ti/sigsem/iwcs/iwcs7 for 
information on submission formats. 
The page limits presuppose standard 11 point Computer Modern font. 
Final versions of accepted contributions will have to be submitted 
as LaTeX source files to facilitate publication of the proceedings; 
we also aim at publishing a selection of accepted papers in book form
after the workshop.

Online submission website: www.easychair.org/IWCS7/

Submission deadlines
For full papers the submission deadline is 25 September 2006; for
short papers and project abstracts the deadline is 1 November.

                           IMPORTANT DATES

  25 September  2006 Submission of full papers
  25 October    2006 Notification of acceptance
  1  November   2006 Submission of short papers and project abstracts
  15 November   2006 Final papers due
  1 December    2006 Deadline for early registration
  8-9 January   2007 Joint Meeting of ISO TC 37/SC 4 Thematic Domain 
                     Group on Semantic Content and ACL SIGSEM Working 
                     Group on the Representation of Multimodal 
                     Semantic Information
  10-12 January 2007 IWCS-7 workshop

                         FURTHER INFORMATION

Secretariat: Ms Lauraine Sinay or Ms Femke Wieme
             Department of Language and Information Science
             Tilburg University
             PO Box 90153
             5000 LE Tilburg
             The Netherlands
             Fax:   +31-13 466 28 92
             Phone: +31-13 466 30 60 or ..81 18 or ..26 68
             Email: computational.semantics at uvt.nl

Conference website: http://let.uvt.nl/research/ti/sigsem/iwcs/iwcs7
Online submission website: www.easychair.org/IWCS7/

IWCS-7 is endorsed by SIGSEM, the ACL Special Interest Group in
Computational Semantics (see http://www.sigsem.org).

Harry Bunt
Chair of Language and Information Science 
Faculty of Arts, Tilburg University
Phone: +31-13.466.30.60 (secretary); fax +31-13.466.29.92

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