[Elsnet-list] EACL 2009: 2nd Call for Participation (announcement of main conference programme)

Vangelis Karkaletsis vangelis at iit.demokritos.gr
Mon Feb 9 16:18:45 CET 2009


                                         *EACL 2009
             12th Conference of the European Chapter
        of the Association for Computational Linguistics*


    *                            March 30th to April 3rd 2009
                                       Athens, Greece*

EACL 2009 is the major scientific event in Computational Linguistics and 
Human Language Technology
research in 2009 in Europe. It covers a broad spectrum of disciplines 
working towards enabling intelligent
systems to interact with humans using natural language, and towards 
enhancing human-human communication
through services such as speech recognition, automatic translation, 
information retrieval,
text summarization, and information extraction.

The conference is organised by the National Centre for Scientific 
Research (NCSR) "Demokritos" -
Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications, with the support of the 
Athens University of Economics and Business -
Department of Informatics and the Institute for Language and Speech 
It will take place at the Megaron Athens International Conference Center.

          *Early registration deadline: 11:59pm GMT, 27th February 2009*

The EACL 2009 registration is now open at the following web page:
*Note that early registration is a lot cheaper. By registering early you 
also help us organize better the conference.
Please register before February 27th.*
While you're at the registration pages, you are encouraged to book also 
your accommodations early.
Check out the accommodation information here:

*Note also that the main conference programme was announced. See


General Chair
         Alex Lascarides, University of Edinburgh, UK

Programme Committee Co-Chairs
        Claire Gardent, CNRS LORIA, France         
        Joakim Nivre, Va"xjo" University and Uppsala University, Sweden

Organising Co-Chairs
        Vangelis Karkaletsis, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
        Ion  Androutsopoulos, Athens University of Economics and 
Business, Greece
        Stelios Piperidis, Institute for Language and Speech Processing, 


Workshops                                   March 30th-31st 2009
Tutorials                                        March 30th-31st 2009

Main conference,
System Demos and
Student Research Workshop         April 1-3, 2009.


        Ann Copestake
        University of Cambridge, UK

        Franciska de Jong
        University of Twente, the Netherlands

*** WORKSHOPS *** *

*The Interaction between Linguistics and Computational Linguistics: 
Virtuous, Vicious or Vacuous?*
Organisers: Timothy Baldwin and Valia Kordoni

*GEMS - Geometric Models of Natural Language Semantics*
Organisers: Roberto Basili and Marco Pennacchiotti
LaTeCH-SHELT&R 2009: Language Technology and Resources for Cultural
Heritage, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education *
Organisers: Piroska Lendvai, Lars Borin, Antal van den Bosch, Martin 
Reynaert and Caroline Sporleder

*4th Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation*
Organisers: Chris Callison-Burch, Philipp Koehn, Josh Schroeder and 
Christof Monz

*2nd International Workshop on Semantic Representation of Spoken 
Language 2009 (SRSL 2009)*
Organisers: Thierry Declerck and Manuel Alcantara-Pla
12th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG 2009)*
Organisers: Emiel Krahmer and Mariet Theune

*Language Technologies for African Languages *
Organisers: Lori Levin, John Kiango, Judith Klavans, Manuela Noske,
Guy De Pauw, Gilles-Maurice de Schryver and Peter Waiganjo Wagacha

*Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages*
Organisers: Mike Rosner and Shuly Wintner

*Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Acquisition *
Organisers: Thierry Poibeau, Afra Alishahi and Aline Villavicencio
Computational Linguistic Aspects of Grammatical Inference*
Organisers: Menno van Zaanen and Colin de la Higuera

**** TUTORIALS ****

30th March [Morning session]
*Constraint Conditional models for NLP *
Ming-Wei Chang, Lev Ratinov, Dan Roth

30th March [Afternoon session]
*Statistical Language Modeling for Information Access *
Maarten de Rijke, Edgar Meij

31st March [Morning session]
*Reinforcement Learning for Adaptive Dialogue Systems *
Oliver Lemon, Verena Rieser

31st March [Afternoon session]
*Combinatory Categorial Grammars for Robust Natural Language Processing*
Mark Steedman


The main conference programme is shown at:


The list of accepted papers is shown at:


The list of accepted demos is shown at:

We look forward to seeing you at EACL 2009 !

The local organisers

Vangelis Karkaletsis
Ion  Androutsopoulos
Stelios Piperidis

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