11.0639 CFPs

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 11 Mar 1998 23:33:33 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 639.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "Nancy M. Ide" <ide@cs.vassar.edu> (69)
Subject: CALL FOR PAPERS: Comuters and the Humanities

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (140)
Subject: 2nd CFP NLP+IA'98

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (66)
Subject: CFP: 'Literary and Linguistic Computing'

Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 14:33:49 -0500
From: "Nancy M. Ide" <ide@cs.vassar.edu>
Subject: CALL FOR PAPERS: Comuters and the Humanities



For over thirty years, Computers and the Humanities (CHum) has been
the premier international journal for publications on language, text,
and humanities-related research.

Starting with the publication of volume 31, CHum is taking on a new
look, with a new cover and format, together with a new editorial staff
representing areas across the variety of disciplines covered by the
journal. In addition to continuing to publish top-quality articles
covering all kinds of textual analysis, corpus studies, and language
and literary analysis, we are actively seeking to extend our scope to
cover the full range of materials which are available for research in
humanities disciplines, including images, sound, speech data, etc.

We invite the submission of high-quality articles describing research
concerning the creation, representation, and maintenance of text
resources and other media, as well as descriptions of methodologies
and results of research using such materials, including statistical
and symbolic methods, strategies for information storage and
retrieval, etc. In keeping with Chum's long tradition of fostering
inter-disiplinary work, we also encourage submission of articles
involving multi-lingual and/or multi-modal applications and research.

We extend a special invitation for articles which survey the current
state-of-the-art in any relevant area. Such articles should provide an
overview of past and recent work, an assessment of the current
achievements and directions for future research, and a full
bibliography which may serve as a reference for those interested in
the field. For a recent example, see "Current Approaches to
Punctuation in Computational Linguistics", B. Say and V. Akman, Chum
30:6 (1996).

In addition to publishing full-length research articles, CHum also
publishes a section on Reports and Discussion, which includes shorter
articles reporting on projects, intermediate results, or discussing
relevant issues. Contributions to this section are also solicited.

For information about Computers and the Humanities and article
submission procedures, consult



Editorial Staff

Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
Daniel Greenstein, King's College, UK

Resource Review Editor:
Elli Mylonas, Brown University, USA

Board of Commissioning Editors:

Sheila Anderson, University of Essex, UK
Stephen Arnold, Glasgow University, UK
R.H. Baayen, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The
David T. Barnard, University of Regina, Canada
Christian Delcourt, Universite de Liege, Belgium
Richard Giordano, University of Manchester, UK
Claus Huitfeldt, University of Bergen, Norway
Judith L. Klavans, Columbia University, USA
John Lavagnino, Brown University, USA
Kirk Martinez, Birkbeck College, UK
Mark Olsen, University of Chicago, USA
Philip Resnik, University of Maryland, USA
Julian Richards, York University, UK
Laurent Romary, Centre de Recherche en Informatique de Nancy, France
Dan Tufis, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Romania
Syun Tutiya, Chiba University, Japan
John Unsworth, University of Virginia, USA;
Ellen Voorhees, National Institute for Standards and Technology, USA

Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 18:25:50 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: 2nd CFP NLP+IA'98

>> From: nlp+ia-98@imag.fr (Chadia Moghrabi)

********************** CALL FOR PAPERS & EXHIBITS **************************
================Appel aux communications & expositions =====================


>>> Special accent on Computer assisted language learning <<<

Conference internationale
sur le traitement automatique des langues et
ses applications industrielles

>>> Attention speciale portee a l'enseignement de la langue <<<

AUGUST/aout 18 - 20, 1998

Moncton, New-Brunswick, CANADA

Come to Canada this summer...
IWNLG August 5-7 in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Coling-ACL August 10-14 in Montreal
NLP+IA/CALL August 18-21 in Moncton

The NLP Study Group (GRETAL) at l'Universite de Moncton is organizing
its second international conference on NLP and industrial applications.
This year a special attention is given to Computer assisted language

Papers are invited on all aspects of natural language processing, including,
but not limited to,
* computer assisted language learning,
* natural language understanding and generation of textual, spoken and
hand-written language,
* natural language interfaces to databases, expert systems, or industrial
* machine translation, computer aided translation, translation
* syntax, semantics, pragmatics, lexicon, morphology,
* dictionaries, corpora, & other language resources
* multimodality
* multilinguality
* NLP industrial applications
* papers of every kind that can help bridge the gap between the theory and
practice of NLP in general and Language learning in particular.

Authors are invited to submit preliminary versions of their
papers not exceeding 400 words (exclusive of references) either in
English or in French, the two official languages of the conference.
Proceedings would be published in the language of the submitted

1) The first page should be an identification page containing the title,
the authors' names, affiliations, addresses, a five (5) keyword list
specifying the subject area, a five (5) line summary, and the name and
address of the contact person.
TITLE/ Titre:
AUTHORS INFO/ Auteurs et infos:
KEYWORDS/ Mots clefs:
SUMMARY/ Resume:
CONTACT PERSON/ Personne contact:

2) Abstracts should not exceed 400 words in length excluding references (12
pt, times roman, 1 inch margins (2,5 cm) all around; if using A4 please
keep text within 19cm x 25,5 cm).

3) The identification page and the abstract should be submitted in 4 HARD
COPIES (12 pt, times roman, 1 inch margins (2,5 cm) all around; if using A4
please keep text within 19cm x 25,5 cm) to:

NLP+IA 98 / TAL+AI 98
Pr. Chadia Moghrabi
385 rue de la Bibliotheque
BP 53
38041 Grenoble Cedex 9
Phone: +33 4 76 51 4369
Fax: +33 4 76 51 4405
E-mail: NLP+IA-98@imag.fr

4) The identification page should also be e-mailed in plain text.

All abstracts shall be refereed by three members of the Program

Anne De Roeck (Essex, UK)
Arnold Smith (NRC, Canada)
Chadia Moghrabi (Moncton, Canada)
Christian Boitet (GETA, Grenoble, France)
Chrysanne DiMarco (Logos, Waterloo, Canada)
Eric Wehrli (Geneva, Switzerland)
Eva Hajicova (Charles U., Prague)
Genvieve Caelen-Haumont (GEOD, Grenoble, France)
Graeme Hirst (Toronto, Canada)
Harry Bunt (Tilburg, Netherlands)
Henry Hamburger (George Mason, USA)
Howard Hamilton (Regina, Canada)
John Hutchins (East Anglia, UK)
John Tait (Sunderland, UK)
Junichi Tsujii (UMIST, UK)
Manfred Stede (TU-Berlin, Germany)
Marcel Cori (Paris-7, France)
Mark Seligman (GETA-CLIPS & Red Pepper, USA)
Michael Levison (Queens, Canada)
Nocoletta Calzolari (Pisa, Italy)
Pierre Isabelle (RALI, Montreal, Canada)
Pierrette Bouillon (Geneva, Switzerland)
Paul Tarau (Moncton, Canada)
Remi Chadel (Inxight, Xerox, France)
Roberto Basili (Roma, Italy)
Ruddy Lelouche (Laval, Canada)
Susan Armstrong (ISSCO, Geneva, Switzerland)
Thierry Chanier (Franche-Comte, France)
Thierry Van Steenberghe (Leuven, Belgium)
Veronica Dahl (Simon Fraser, Canada)
Yael Ravin (IBM, USA)
Yorick Wilks (Sheffield, UK)
Some more to be confirmed

Submissions are due on April 28th 1998.
Notification of receipt will be mailed to the contact person soon after
Authors will be notified of acceptance by 15 june 1998. Camera-ready
copies of final full papers must be received by the 1st of August 1998 along
with registration fees.

Participants are also requested to indicate their intention to participate in
the conference as soon as possible to the same e-mail address with the
single word INTENTION in the subject line.

Anyone wishing to arrange an exhibit or present a demonstration should
send a brief electronic description along with a specification of physical
requirements (table size, power, telephone connections, number of chairs,
etc.) to the same address with the single word EXHIBIT in the subject line.

Accompanying persons can enjoy the lovely outdoor living in New-Brunswick
and visit the highest tides in the world. Moncton is only 20km
away from the sandy beaches of Shediac, la Capitale mondiale du homard.

The conference is organized by GRETAL, Groupe d'etude sur le traitement
automatique des langues at the Universite' de Moncton in cooperation with
GETA-CLIPS at l'Universite' Joseph Fourier in Grenoble. The members of the
organizing committee are:

Chadia Moghrabi, Professor of Computer Science, Conference chair
Jalal Almhana, Director & Professor of Computer Science
Julien Chiasson, Professor of Computer Science
Sadek Eid, Professor of Industrial engineering, director Manufacturing
Technology Centre
Boubaker Meddeb-Hamrouni, Researcher GETA & WinSoft
Paul Tarau, Professor of Computer Science

Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 18:26:30 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: CFP: 'Literary and Linguistic Computing'

>> From: Stuart Lee <stuart.lee@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>

[Apologies for multiple postings]

'Literary and Linguistic Computing' is a refereed journal, published by
Oxford University Press.


Dear Colleagues

As many of you know, during the last year Marilyn Deegan and Stuart Lee
took over the editorship of Literary and Linguistic Computing. The
journal had been ably steered for the previous 12 years by Gordon Dixon,
whose hard work and dedication we should like to acknowledge here.
Literary and Linguistic Computing is, of course, the journal of the
Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing. In recent years there
has been a broadening of the concepts included in 'literary and linguistic
computing', and this has been reflected in the contributions to the annual
joint conference with the Association for Computing in the Humanities and,
to some extent, in papers offered to the journal. This broadening is a
result of both changes in the possibilities offered by the technology, and
also developments within literary and linguistic disciplines. The new
editors would like to further encourage this broadening of the discipline
bounds, and are therefore seeking contributions for the journal which are
commensurate with some of the new definitions. In the past, literary and
linguistic computing has been largely text-centric, text being the easiest
artefactual state to manipulate electronically. More recently, there has
been an extension of the definition of 'text' to include many artefacts
with meaning encoded on them which are not normally included in this
category. No longer to be defined only as a document written in alphabetic
characters, a text can be a film, a radio script, a dramatic performance,
a pictorial image from a manuscript, and many other things. Given this
ontological extension which goes hand in hand with a greater technological
expansiveness, the computational manipulations which can be performed are
also of a broader and more interesting scope. The environment in which we
experience text, in particular digital text, has also burst its boundaries
within recent years-from punch cards which could store 80 characters (one
line of text) each , to floppy disks capable of holding a book, CD-ROMs an
encyclopaedia, and now the Internet which may one day encompass all the
texts in the world. This extension brings with it a fuzziness on the
margins of texts, a dispersion and permeability which is creating new
interest in digital text among textual and literary theorists, as well as
cultural theorists and others interested in the post-modern analyses of
cultural forms. Computerized textuality is, in some ways, straddling the
different media: adventure games and simulations are, for instance, partly
texts and partly interactive films. Digital resources are becoming as
important for the humanities as resources in other media and they raise
many issues of access, discovery, copyright, etc which we should like to
see debated.
It is within the context of the textual movements outlined above
that we wish to extend the range of contributions to the journal and
hopefully our readership. We seek articles on any aspects of the use of
computers in textual investigation, and dealing with any period. We would
be happy to publish materials on highly theoretic issues, as well as on
more practical approaches to textual analysis, encoding, or presentation.
We would also like to extend our panel of referees to take account of
these new areas, and so anyone who would like to comment on contributions
for us is encouraged to contact us.
Suggestions for articles, special sections, project reports and
other forms of contribution should be sent to:

Dr Marilyn Deegan
Project Manager, RSP Digital Library Project
Editor, Literary and Linguistic Computing
Refugee Studies Programme
Queen Elizabeth House
University of Oxford
21 St Giles
Oxford OX1 3LA
E-mail: marilyn.deegan@qeh.ox.ac.uk
Tel: +44-1865-270435
Fax: +44-1865-270721

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