12.0251 gatherings: ACL; Working Together

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 12 Oct 1998 06:17:13 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 251.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (84)
Subject: ACL'99 Theme Final CFP

[2] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (105)
Subject: Working Together workshop

Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 14:03:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: ACL'99 Theme Final CFP

From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu>


ACL-99 Conference:
the 37th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

University of Maryland
June 22--27 1999

The Association for Computational Linguistics would like to encourage
the submission of papers on substantial, original, and unpublished
research on all aspects of computational linguistics. A particular
aim for the 1999 conference is a broadening of both the thematic
coverage and geographical origin of submissions; to this end, we are
experimenting with a new format. Some proportion of the conference
will be given over to special sessions, somewhat like a special issue
of a journal, organised around themes proposed by members of the NLP
community. Our aim is to incorporate some of the intensity and
excitement of the traditional post-conference workshops, without
replacing those workshops---we expect, as has become traditional, that
there will also be a set of post-conference workshops that will remain
separate from the main meeting. This call invites proposals for
thematic sessions in accordance with the considerations below; a final
Call For Papers will be sent out in early November.


We are soliciting proposals for themes that will provide 4--8 high
quality papers, typically forming one or two sessions in the main
conference. Proposers of accepted themes, who will become the chairs
of those sessions, will have similar responsibilities to those of
workshop organisers in terms of arranging reviewing and the delivery
of camera ready copy; however, the papers will be scheduled as part of
the main sessions and will be published as part of the main conference
proceedings. In terms of subject area coverage, we expect thematic
sessions will be closer to workshop topic areas in focus.


Please specify the following:

- - Chair Details: Name, address, email, telephone number, fax
- - Title
- - Summary: At most one page describing the proposed subject area,
citing evidence that there is sufficient interest in the area
to generate enough high quality submissions to populate up to
a half-day's worth of presentations.
- - Proposed Review Committee: Each paper submitted should be
reviewed by at least three people. As part of your proposal,
you should suggest a potential review committee of around 12
people who will be asked to serve on the committee if the
proposal is accepted. Your list should demonstrate
the spread of interest in the area in the community,
encouraging both international participation and the
participation of a broad range of researchers, including both
senior members of the community and graduate students.

Theme proposals should be submitted to the email address provided
below. Informal enquiries as to what might work as a theme can also
be directed to this address in advance of the submission date.
Possible themes might be topics like: NLP and Data Mining; Word
Segmentation in Asian Languages; Reconciling Functional and Formal
Approaches to Syntax; Approaches to Concept to Speech. We provide
these examples only as indications of the variety of topic areas that
will be considered.


This call issued: September 14, 1998
Theme submissions deadline: October 12, 1998
Notification of selected themes: October 26, 1998
Call for papers: Early November 1998
Paper submissions deadline: January 25, 1999
Notification of acceptance: March 22, 1999
Camera ready papers due: May 3, 1999


Chairs for the ACL-99 program are Ken Church and Robert Dale.
All queries regarding the program should be sent to
acl99@mri.mq.edu.au; this forwards to both authors.


Theme proposals should be of approximately two pages in length,
ideally submitted in ascii by email to ACL99@mri.mq.edu.au with the
subject: "ACL99 THEME PROPOSAL". More complicated formats such as
standalone LaTeX (not requiring additional style files), PostScript,
and Word will be accepted if they print on the first try. Hardcopy
proposals should be faxed or mailed to *both* of the chairs,
clearly labeled "ACL99 THEME PROPOSAL". Proposals should be received
by 5pm GMT on October 12th 1998.

Ken Church (Co-chair) Robert Dale (Chair)
AT&T Labs - Research Microsoft Research Institute
180 Park Ave, Office D235 School of MPCE
PO Box 971 Macquarie University
Florham Park, NJ 07932-0971, USA Sydney NSW 2109, Australia
kwc@research.att.com Robert.Dale@mq.edu.au
Tel: +1 973-360-8620 Tel: +61 2 9850 6331
Fax: +1 973-360-8077 Fax: +61 2 9850 9529

Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 17:24:44 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: Working Together workshop

October 9, 1998

Although not specific to arts and humanities concerns, this
workshop might be of interest to many readers.

David Green

>Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 14:07:54 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Joan K Lippincott <joan@cni.org>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <cni-announce@cni.org>




Sponsored by the Coalition for Networked Information
with support from the National Historical Publications
and Records Commission (NHPRC)

December 16-17, 1998
Georgetown University Conference Center
Washington, DC

DESCRIPTION: In an intensive, participatory workshop,
archivists, records managers, and information
technologists will look at the issues of digital
preservation and access, and discuss the management of
electronic records in their own institutional context.
Sessions will include presentations, small group work,
and a keynote by CNI's Executive Director Clifford

The purpose of the workshop is to promote the
inclusion of archival and records management issues in
systems development projects, create incentives for
supporting electronic records management concerns,
remove organizational barriers that prevent
archivists from implementing electronic records
programs, and educate archivists and information
technologists about their shared responsibilities and
interests in preservation of and access to electronic
records. Through collaboration among information
professionals, we hope to realize these goals.

The emphasis of this workshop is on *teamwork* --
bringing together teams of archivists, records
managers, and information technologists who will begin
to develop practical plans for electronic records
management that can be implemented at their own
institutions. Librarians with archive or records
management responsibilities are also eligible and
encouraged to participate as part of an institutional
team. Individuals from higher education institutions,
national, state and local archives and agencies, the
corporate sector, and non-profit institutions are
eligible to attend.

FACILITATORS: Gerry Bernbom, Special Assistant for
Digital Libraries and Distance Education, Office of
the Vice President for Information Technology, Indiana
University, is one of the original developers and
facilitators for CNI's Working Together Program.
Bernbom has led efforts at Indiana on information
architecture and co-directed an NHPRC-funded project
on archiving electronic records.

Fynnette Eaton currently serves as Director of the
Technical Services Division within the Smithsonian
Institution Archives. She joined the Smithsonian last
year to establish an electronic records program at the
SI Archives. Previously, she served as Chief of the
Technical Services Branch at the Center for Electronic
Records at the National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA), where she was responsible for
developing a preservation program for electronic
records created by Federal agencies.

REGISTRATION: Participants must register as
institutional teams - one or more archivists or
records managers and one or more information
technologists per institution. REGISTRATION IS

CNI and NHPRC are subsidizing the costs of the
meeting. Each participant is responsible for his/her
transportation, lodging, and non-conference meals.
There is no registration fee. In addition,
participants from outside the Washington, DC area may
be eligible for a $200. travel stipend.

The registration form will be available next week at


Joan K. Lippincott, Associate Executive Director Coalition for Networked Information 21 Dupont Circle, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 296-5098 FAX: (202) 872-0884 Internet: <joan@cni.org> <http://www.cni.org/>


David L. Green Executive Director NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR A NETWORKED CULTURAL HERITAGE 21 Dupont Circle, NW Washington DC 20036 www-ninch.cni.org david@cni.org 202/296-5346 202/872-0884 fax

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