[Elsnet-list] CFP: International Symposium on SM-MT-CL

Constantin Orasan C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk
Mon Jan 19 22:28:34 CET 2009

[Apologies for cross-posting]

ISMTCL - International Symposium on SM-MT-CL (Data and Sense Mining,
Machine Translation and Controlled Languages, and their application to
emergencies, and safety critical domains)

University of Franche-Comté, Besançon, France, July 1-3, 2009

Research in Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics
began over 50 years ago. Research in the 3 disciplines of controlled
languages, machine translation and data and sense mining has however
been done separately for the most part, and it would be useful to
combine these three disciplines. The primary objective of this
conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners in
controlled languages, machine translation and sense mining. Some
controlled languages already take into account machine translation but
they have not yet been linked to research done in the field of sense
mining. In the field of controlled languages the objective is to
eliminate as much ambiguity as possible. In contrast, in the field of
sense mining, the objective is to identify the important elements
amongst large amounts of texts (sometimes even badly structured texts),
in order to extract their meaning. Machine translation quality is
governed and aided by minimising the representation of utterances. In
consequence, the combination of these approaches could be of
considerable use in creating new machine translation theories. The
combination of controlled languages and machine translation is certainly
not new, but there is still much work to be done. Other combinations are
deemed to be of interest too and it certainly seems to be the case that
the separate disciplines can profit from their mutual interrelation.

In particular, multi-disciplinary contributions are welcomed, especially
concerning these disciplines and related disciplines, whether linguistic
or operational. Particular attention will be given to results where the
applications demand high quality and maximum utility and where
orthogonal constraints intervene. For example in domains such as
aeronautics, natural catastrophes and pandemics, both temporal as well
as functional quality constraints co-exist where these various
disciplines and their overlaps are involved in aids to crisis management
(CL & MT: rapid reliable writing of alerts and their dependable
translation with no time for pre- or post-edition; SM: dependability in
decision support scenarios).

Papers are invited in the following areas:
* Controlled Languages
* Machine Translation
* Data and Sense Mining
* Speech Recognition
* Speech Synthesis
* Natural Language Generation
* Anaphora Resolution
* Word Sense Disambiguation
* Text and Speech Interfaces
* Information Extraction
* Information Retrieval
* Corpus Analysis
* Need for normalisation,
* Medical needs and applications,
* Aeronautic needs and applications
* Civil security needs and applications 
* General security needs and applications

Papers for presentation must be submitted before March 31, 2009.

Guidelines for submission are available at:

Organising Committee:
* Sylviane Cardey-Greenfield (Chair) UFC (University of
* Dominique Vuitton UFC
* Mariette Mercier UFC
* Peter Greenfield UFC
* Julie Renahy UFC
* Gabriel Sekunda UFC
* Izabella Thomas UFC
* Mohand Beddar UFC
* Gan Jin UFC
* Dilber Devitre UFC
* Raksi Anantalapochai UFC
* Ziad Mitaki UFC

CM-MT-SM is sponsored by:
* The European Community
* The ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France)
* Centre Tesnière, Université de Franche-Comté
* Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
* University of Wolverhampton
* Uniwersytet Warszawski
* Airbus , France
* Equipe Carcinogénèse épithéliale : facteurs prédictifs et
pronostiques of the Université de Franche-Comté
*Université Es Sénia, Oran

Keynote Speakers:
* John Hutchins (England)
* Igor Mel’čuk (Canada)
* Makoto Nagao (Japan)

Scientific Committee:

J. Baptista – U. of Algarve, Portugal
C. Bogacki – U. of Warsaw, Poland
X. Blanco – U. A. of Barcelona, Spain
F. Bouhadiba – U. of Oran, Algeria
A. Catena – U. A. of Barcelona, Spain
S. Cardey – U. of Franche-Comté, France
S. Cerrella Bauer – Euroscript, Switzerland
I. Csury –U. of Debrecen, Hungary
S. Chaudiron, U. of Lille, France
R. Delmonte – U. of Venice, Italy
Z. Gavriilidou – Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
A. Gelboukh – Center of Computing Research of the NPI, Mexico
P. Greenfield – U. of Franche-Comté, France
G. Gonzalez – E-trad, Buenos Aires, Argentina
I. Isahara – NICT, Japan
Y. Karpetova –U. de Baranovici, Belarus
Z.A. Kharitonchik –U. de Minsk, Belarus
R. Kinash – Lviv Polytechnic, Ukraine 
R. Kittredge, CoGenTex, Inc, USA
S. Khruathong – Naresuan University, Thailand
I. Melcuk – U. of Montréal, Canada
R. Mitkov – U. of Wolverhampton, England
E. Morgadinho – ERDIL, France
M. Netzell – Ordkonsult, Sweden
C. Orasan – U. of Wolverhampton, England
P. Pognan – INALCO, France
G. Sekunda – U. of Franche-Comté, France
L. Spaggiari – Airbus, France
I. Thomas – U. of Franche-Comté, France
S. Vienney – ERDIL, France
D. Vuitton – U. of Franche-Comté, France
X. Wu – U. of Franche-Comté, France 
E. Yuste – Google, Ireland

Committee for end-users

F. Beaujard – Airbus, France
G. Capellier, Chief of Emergency Service and Reanimation, University
Hospital, Besançon, France Jones – Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
M. Lallemant – Chiangmai University, Thailand
A. Mahemuti – Cardiologist, China
A. Perrignon – Northern Health,Australia
N. Roubil – U. of Saida, néphrologie, Lebanon
I. Sabbah – U. of Saida, Public Health, Lebanon
H. Wen – Médical U. of Xinjiang, Urumqi, Surgeon, China

Important dates

Papers due before March 31, 2009
Notification of acceptance April 20, 2009
Camera-ready papers due May 11, 2009 

Contact: contact at ismtcl.com

Dr. Constantin Orasan <C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk>
Senior Lecturer in Computational Linguistics
Research Group in Computational Linguistics
University of Wolverhampton

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