[Elsnet-list] Doctoral Consortium at the 8th EUROLAN Summer School

Carlos Areces areces at loria.fr
Fri Apr 27 10:02:18 CEST 2007

Doctoral Consortium at the 8th EUROLAN Summer School
* Second Call for Participation *


July 30 - August 2, 2007, Iasi, Romania

Doctoral Consortium - Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: May 14, 2007

1. General Information

The Doctoral Consortium at EUROLAN-2007 will provide an 
opportunity for graduate students (PhD and MSc heading 
towards PhD studies) investigating topics in Computational 
Linguistics and Natural Language Processing to present their 
current work and receive constructive feedback and guidance 
on future research, both from the general audience and the 
invited lecturers at the Summer School.

The Doctoral Consortium will be held as a workshop during 3 
or 4 consecutive evenings (1.5 hour slots) in the second week 
of the EUROLAN 2007 Summer School, July 30 - August 2, 2007. 
The final version of the accepted papers will be published 
in the Proceedings of the EUROLAN 2007 Doctoral Consortium, 
at the University Al. I Cuza Publishing House. 
During the Summer School the students will present their work, 
will receive constructive comments wrt. to current and future 
research directions from a panel of established researchers, 
and will benefit from the collaborative climate established 
among all participants, thus enhancing future joint work among 
them. Students will also prepare a poster which will be on 
display throughout the Summer School.

We invite all interested graduate students to submit their 
work to the Consortium. As the main goal of the Consortium 
is for the authors to receive feedback, the emphasis is on 
work in progress.

The research being presented can be from any topic area within 
Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing, 
including but not limited to:

     * phonetics, phonology, and morphology;
     * pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, and the 
     * text understanding and generation;
     * computational semantics;
     * ontology enriched NLP applications;
     * multilingual NLP;
     * mutilingual question answering;
     * machine translation;
     * corpus-based language processing;
     * electronic dictionaries;
     * written and spoken natural language interfaces;
     * knowledge acquisition;
     * terminology;
     * text summarisation;
     * text classification;
     * computer-aided language learning;
     * human computer interaction;
     * language resources;
     * evaluation, assessment and standards in language 
     * theoretical and application-oriented papers related 
       to NLP of every kind.

Well-known researchers from these areas will be invited lecturers 
of the school and therefore available for interesting discussions.

2. Submission Requirements

The submissions should describe original work, still in progress. 
The submissions may have more than one author; however, all of 
them MUST be students (PhD and MSc heading towards PhD).

The paper should include:

     * the problem(s) that the proposed research is addressing;
     * the main contribution(s) of the research to the CL & NLP field;
     * the proposed solution(s), including a brief description 
       of the methodology adopted;
     * the future research plan.

3. Submission Procedure

Submission must be electronic. The only format acceptable is PDF 
(.pdf). Submissions should not exceed 8 pages, including references 
and annexes and should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings. 
The papers will be uploaded on a special page, announced on the web 
page of the Doctoral Consortium, where more submission guidelines 
are available.

4. Important Dates

     * Paper submissions deadline: May 14, 2007
     * Notification of acceptance: June 4, 2007
     * Camera ready papers due: June 25, 2007
     * Doctoral Consortium: July 30 - August 2, 2007
     * Summer School dates: July 23 - August 3, 2007

5. Registration

Authors of accepted papers must register for the Summer School 
and present their work at the EUROLAN 2007 Doctoral Consortium. 
No supplementary fee will be required above the EUROLAN fee. 
The authors will benefit of early registration fee regardless 
of the date they register. Participation in the Doctoral Consortium 
is open to all EUROLAN 2007 attendants.

6. Travel Grants

A limited number of registration and accommodation discounts/waivers 
will be available. The authors of accepted papers with reduced 
possibilities to support their participation to the Doctoral 
Consortium and the Summer School will have to send a motivation 
letter, a CV and a recommendation letter from their Ph.D./research 
advisor to the organizers. More details will be posted at the 
appropriate time on the webpage of the event.

7. Program Committee

     * Galia Angelova, Institute for Parallel Processing, 
       Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
     * Carlos Areces, LORIA, INRIA, Nancy, France
     * Patrick Blackburn, LORIA, INRIA, Nancy, France
     * Antonio Branco, University of Lisbon, Portugal
     * Dan Cristea, University Al.I. Cuza of Iasi, Romania
     * Corina Forascu, University Al.I. Cuza of Iasi, Romania
     * Claire Gardent, LORIA, CNRS, Nancy, France
     * Maria Georgescul, ISSCO/TIM/ETI, University of Geneva, Switzerland
     * Udo Hahn, Jena University Language & Information 
       Engineering Lab, Germany
     * Jerry Hobbs, ISI – University of Southern California, US
     * Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
     * Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa, Canada
     * Alex Killing, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 
       Zürich, Switzerland
     * Zornitsa Kozareva, University of Alicante, Spain
     * Lothar Lemnitzer, Tübingen University, Department of 
       Linguistics, Germany
     * Rada Mihalcea, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, 
       Univ. of North Texas, US
     * Paola Monachesi, Uil-OTS, Utrecht Univ., The Netherlands
     * Enrico Motta, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, 
       Milton Keynes, UK
     * Vivi Nastase, EML Research GmbH, Germany
     * Nicolas Nicolov , Umbria Inc., Boulder, US
     * Constantin Orasan, Research Group in Computational Linguistics, 
       University of Wolverhampton, UK
     * Petya Osenova, Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian 
       Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
     * Ted Pedersen, University of Minnesota in Duluth, US
     * Livia Polanyi, Powerset Inc., US
     * Oana Postolache, ISI – University of Southern California, US
     * Adam Przepiorkowski, Institute of Computer Science, Polish 
       Academy of Sciences, Poland
     * Georgiana Puscasu, University of Wolverhampton, UK
     * Mike Rosner, University of Malta, CSAI and Institute of 
       Linguistics, Malta
     * Violeta Seretan, University of Geneva, Switzerland
     * Kiril Simov, Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian 
       Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
     * Oliviero Stock, Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e 
       Tecnologica, Trento, Italy
     * Carlo Strapparava, Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e 
       Tecnologica, Trento, Italy
     * Amalia Todirascu, Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg, France
     * Dan Tufis, Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, 
       Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
     * Dusko Vitas, University of Belgrade, Serbia
     * Cristina Vertan, University of Hamburg, Germany
     * Walter von Hahn, University of Hamburg, Germany
     * Jan Wiebe, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Pittsburgh, US
     * Mickael Zock, Computer Science Laboratory, University of 
       Provence, Marseille, France

8. Contact Information

If you need to contact the organizers of the Doctoral Consortium, please 
use the e-mail: eurolan-dc-oc AT info DOT uaic DOT ro. An e-mail sent to 
this address will be forwarded to all organizers of the Doctoral Consortium.

9. Organizing Committee

     * Corina Forascu, University Al.I. Cuza of Iasi, Romania
     * Oana Postolache, ISI – University of Southern California, USA
     * Georgiana Puscasu, University of Wolverhampton, UK
     * Cristina Vertan, University of Hamburg, Germany

Carlos Areces                  phone : +33 (0)3 54 95 84 90
INRIA Researcher               fax   : +33 (0)3 83 41 30 79
                               e-mail: carlos.areces at loria.fr
INRIA Lorraine.                www   : http://www.loria.fr/~areces
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