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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 564.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
       [1]   From:    "B. Tommie Usdin" <btusdin@mulberrytech.com>        (67)
             Subject: Call for Participation: Extreme 2001
       [2]   From:    "Angela T. Spinazze" <ats@atspin.com>               (57)
             Subject: CIMI-MCN2001 Call for Participation
       [3]   From:    "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>           (26)
             Subject: CFP for Third Workshop on Inference in Computational
       [4]   From:    "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>           (19)
             Subject: ACL-2001 Final Call for Workshop Proposals
       [5]   From:    "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>           (79)
             Subject: Call for ACL-2003 Site Proposals
       [6]   From:    "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>           (25)
             Subject: ACL-2001 Final Call for Papers
       [7]   From:    "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>           (26)
             Subject: Semantic Web Workshop 2001 at WWW10
       [8]   From:    "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>           (40)
             Subject: IWCS-4 Program and Call for Participation
       [9]   From:    "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>           (40)
             Subject: NAACL-2001 Workshop on Adaptation in Dialogue Systems
             Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 10:23:52 +0000
             From: "B. Tommie Usdin" <btusdin@mulberrytech.com>
             Subject: Call for Participation: Extreme 2001
                    Call for Participation
                 Extreme Markup Languages 2001
       - highly technical peer-reviewed 3.7-day conference preceded by 2 days of
       - SGML, XML, Topic Maps, query languages, linking, schemas,
    transformations,  inference engines, formatting and behavior, and more
       - Submissions due by March 31, 2001
       - For more information visit www.gca.org
                 Extreme Markup Languages 2001
        There's Nothing so Practical as a Good Theory
      From GCA (Alexandria, Va.) - Extreme Markup Languages brings together
    software developers, markup theorists, information visionaries, and other
    assorted geeks for formal presentations, poster sessions, question and
    answer sessions, hallway discussions, arguments and gesticulations in front
    of flip charts, table-top software demos, coffee, and the cuisine,
    ambience, and charm of Montral in August. Extreme conference participants
    include thought leaders from corporate and academic information management,
    knowledge engineering, enterprise integration/corporate memory, science,
    and technical and cultural research.
    There will be four types of presentations at Extreme: peer reviewed
    technical papers, late breaking news, posters, and invited keynotes. All
    will be new material, address some aspect of information management from a
    theoretical or practical standpoint, and be detailed and rigorous. Come
    join us to discuss information alchemy: making documents into information
    and data into gold.
       WHEN:      August 5-10, 2001
       WHERE:     Hotel Wyndham, Montral, Canada
       SPONSOR:   Graphic Communications Association (GCA)
       Chairs:    Steven R. Newcomb
                  B. Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
       Co-Chairs: Deborah A. Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
                  C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, World Wide Web Consortium/MIT
                     Laboratory for Computer Sciences
       WHAT:      Call for Papers, Peer Reviewers, Posters, and Tutorials
       HOW:       Submit full papers or paper proposals to the conference
                  secretariat in SGML or XML according to one of the
                  submission DTDs and sent via email to: Extreme@mulberrytech.com.
                  Guidelines for Submission and the DTDs are available by
                  email: Extreme@mulberrytech.com
                  or at http://www.mulberrytech.com/Extreme
                  Apply to the Peer Review panel using the form at:
                  Submit tutorial proposals according to the instructions
                  at: http://www.mulberrytech.com/Extreme/Tutorial
       SCHEDULE:  Peer Review Applications Due. . March 2, 2001
                  Tutorial Proposals Due . .  . . March 16, 2001
                  Paper Submission Deadline . . . March 31, 2001
                  Speakers Notified . . . . . . . May 14, 2001
                  Revised Papers Due. . . . . . . June 18, 2001
                  Tutorials . . . . . . . . . . . August 6-7, 2001
                  Conference  . . . . . . . . . . August 8-10, 2001
    QUESTIONS:  Email to Extreme@mulberrytech.com or call Tommie Usdin
                  +1 301/315-9631
    MORE INFORMATION: For updated information on the program and plans for
                 the conference, see http://www2.gca.org/extreme/
    B. Tommie Usdin                        mailto:btusdin@mulberrytech.com
    Mulberry Technologies, Inc.                http://www.mulberrytech.com
    17 West Jefferson Street                           Phone: 301/315-9631
    Suite 207                                    Direct Line: 301/315-9634
    Rockville, MD  20850                                 Fax: 301/315-8285
        Mulberry Technologies: A Consultancy Specializing in SGML and XML
             Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 10:25:11 +0000
             From: "Angela T. Spinazze" <ats@atspin.com>
             Subject: CIMI-MCN2001 Call for Participation
    Real Life: Virtual Experiences
    New Connections for Museum Visitors
    CIMI-MCN 2001
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    October 24-27, 2001
    For the year 2001, the Museum Computer Network's annual meeting will be a
    special event. MCN is partnering with the CIMI Institute - the leading
    provider of training in digital museum applications - to host a three-day
    exploration of how new technologies can and will be used to affect
    visitors' experiences in the museum environment.
    Focused Events that Give Participants Something to Take Home
    The goal of this conference is to create environments - through workshops,
    plenary sessions and roundtables - where participants can engage each other
    and learn methodologies they can take home to their own museum. It's a
    chance to learn what is possible and how it can be done. The event will be
    organized around several tracks that will focus intensively one of the
    aspects of applying technology to enhance visitors' experiences.
    How Many Ways Can you Wire a Museum?
    It's no surprise that the museum in 2001 will be a much more wired (or
    wireless!) place. Museums today are investigating a variety of applications
    of technology that will affect the experience museum-goers have when they
    visit our spaces, such as:
    hand-held devices that visitors use while touring an exhibition
    in-gallery kiosks
    smart architecture
    rich, non-gimmicky multimedia
    web-based resources designed to enhance pre- or post-visitor experiences
    CIMI-MCN 2001 will examine site-based computing - both as it exists today
    and is imagined in the future - and the technological possibilities for
    enhancing and extending the experience of a museum visitor.
    You are invited to participate in CIMI-MCN 2001 by submitting a proposal
    for a presentation or workshop that fits into one of the tracks listed
    below. Proposals will be reviewed by a program committee to ensure a
    tightly focused, high quality conference program. The call for
    participation closes on April 30, 2001, and the preliminary program will be
    announced on June 15, 2001. Selected conference proceedings will be
    published in the winter issue of Spectra. Presenters who want to be
    included in the Spectra conference proceedings must have full papers to MCN
    by August 15, 2001.
    Conference Themes for CIMI-MCN 2001 include:
    Technology Affecting the Visitor's Experience
    Business Strategies
    Infrastructure and Technical Questions
    Social Implications
    Visit the MCN web site to learn more
    Angela Spinazze
    Programs Manager
    CIMI Consortium
    350 West Erie Street, Suite 250
    Chicago, Illinois  60610  USA
    voice: +1.312.944.6820
    fax: +1.312.944.6821
    e-mail: ats@atspin.com
             Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 10:28:56 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: CFP for Third Workshop on Inference in Computational 
       >> From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu>
                        * FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS *
                           third workshop on
                      Siena, Italy, June 18-20, 2001
                    (Submission deadline: March 15, 2001)
    Traditional inference tools (such as theorem provers and model
    builders) are reaching new levels of sophistication and are now widely
    and easily available. A wide variety of new tools (statistical and
    probabilistic methods, ideas from the machine learning community) are
    likely to be increasingly applied in computational semantics. Most
    importantly of all, computational semantics seems to have reached the
    stage where the exploration and development of inference is one of its
    most pressing tasks - and there's a lot of interesting new work which
    takes inferential issues seriously.
    The Workshop on Inference in Computational Semantics (ICoS) intends to
    bring researchers from areas such as Computational Linguistics,
    Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, and Logic together, in
    order to discuss approaches and applications of Inference in natural
    language semantics.
    [material deleted]
    For actual information concerning ICoS-3 please consult
             Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 10:30:08 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: ACL-2001 Final Call for Workshop Proposals
       >> From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu>
                Final Call For ACL-2001 Workshop Proposals
    Workshop Chair: Rebecca Bruce (Univ. of North Carolina at Asheville)
    The ACL/EACL'01 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops
    to be held at ACL/EACL'01.  ACL/EACL'01 will be held in Toulouse,
    France, July 6-11, 2001 with workshops being held July 6-7, 2001.
    ACL/EACL'01 workshops provide organizers and participants with an
    opportunity to focus intensively on a specific topic within
    computational linguistics.  Often, workshops concentrate on specific
    topics of technical interest (e.g., parsing technologies), particular
    areas of application for language processing technologies (e.g., NLP
    applied to IR), or community-wide issues that deserve attention (e.g.,
    standardization of resources and tools).  We welcome proposals on any
    topic that is of interest to the ACL community, but we particularly
    encourage proposals that broaden the scope of our community through
    the consideration of new techniques or applications.
    [material deleted]
           For additional information, see the web site for the conference:
           which will provide additional details as they become available.
             Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 10:30:50 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: Call for ACL-2003 Site Proposals
       >> From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu>
    CALL for Bids to Host ACL 2003
    The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) hereby
    invites proposals to host the 41st Annual Meeting of the ACL (ACL'03).
    International ACL conferences are usually held at the end of July.
    In keeping with the ACL policy of rotating conference venues,
    we seek proposals from Asia.
    The proposal submission process is in two stages. First, draft proposals are
    sought from prospective proposers. Based on the evaluation of the draft
    proposals, selected proposers will be invited to submit full proposals. The
    intent of a request for draft proposals is to minimize the labor and costs
    associated with the production of full proposals.
    Bids for Local Arrangements Chair can include suggestions for General
    Chair, which must be someone other than the Local Arrangements Chair
    but could be at the same institution.
    The General Chair will be responsible for overseeing operations of
    the conference, including working with the Executives of the ACL and
    the NAACL and collaborating with the Local Arrangements Chair to develop
    the budget and registration materials; working with the Program and
    Local Arrangements Chairs to develop the schedule and program;
    working with the ACL Executive Board to appoint supporting chairs to
    obtain outside funding, publicize the conference, and organize
    workshops, tutorials, student events, and demonstrations (none of
    these supporting nominations need to be included in the proposal);
    and coordinating the activities of the various chairs and their
    The Local Arrangements Chair will be responsible for the activities
    such as arranging meeting rooms, equipment, refreshments, housing,
    on-site registration, participant e-mail access, security for
    equipment, the reception, the banquet, and working with the General
    Chair, the ACL, and the NAACL to develop the budget and registration
    The ACL Executive Board will select the Program Committee Chair, who
    will be responsible for the processes of soliciting, receiving, and
    reviewing submissions; selecting the papers to be presented at the
    conference; notifying authors of acceptance or rejection; and
    developing the conference program.
    Draft proposals are due on 15 April 2001.  Draft proposals are evaluated
    competitively by the ACL Executive Committee. Selected proposers will be
    informed electronically before 15 May 2001. Full proposals are due on 15
    June 2001.
    Draft proposals should include:
    - - Location (accessibility, conference venue, hotels, student dorms)
    - - Local CL Community
    - - Proposed Date
    - - Meeting Space (space for plenary sessions, tutorials, workshops,
          posters, exhibits, demos and small meetings)
    - - A/V equipment
    - - Food/Entertainment/Banquet/Receptions
    - - Local Arrangements (chairs, committee, volunteer labor, registration
    - - Sponsorships
    - - Budget estimates
    Proposals will be evaluated in relation to a number of site selection
    criteria (unordered):
    - - Experience of Local Arrangement team.
    - - Local CL community support.
    - - Local government and industry support.
    - - Accessibility and  attractiveness of proposed site.
    - - Appropriateness of proposed dates.
    - - Adequacy of conference and exhibit facilities for the anticipated
          number of registrants
    - - Adequacy of residence accommodations and food services in a range of
          price categories and close to the conference facilities.
    - - Adequacy of budget projections and expected surplus.
    - - Balance with regard to the geographical distribution of previous
    Draft proposals should be sent electronically to the ACL Vice-President,
    with a copy to the executive committee's area coordinator for 2001.
    Prof. John Nerbonne                 Prof. Junichi TSUJII
    Alfa Informatica, P.O. Box 716      Department of Information Science
    University of Groningen             Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo
    9700 AS Groningen, The Netherlands  7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 113-0033 JAPAN
    Tel. +31 (0)50 363 58 15               +81 (0)3-5841-4098
    Fax            363 68 55                        5802-8872
    Email: nerbonne@let.rug.nl          tsujii@is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
    http://www.let.rug.nl/~nerbonne     http://www-tsujii.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/
    Submission Dates:
    Draft proposals are due on 15 April 2001;
    Full proposals are due on 15 June 2001.
             Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 10:33:03 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: ACL-2001 Final Call for Papers
       >> From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu>
                       ACL-2001 Final Call For Papers
                   39th Annual Meeting of the Association for
                          Computational Linguistics
                              6 - 11 July, 2001
                              Toulouse, France
    General Conference Chair: Bonnie Webber (Univ. of Edinburgh, UK)
    Program Co-Chairs:        Norbert Reithinger (DFKI, Saarbruecken, Germany)
                                Giorgio Satta (Univ. of Padua, Italy)
    Local Organization Chair: Patrick Saint-Dizier (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
    The Association for Computational Linguistics invites the submission of
    papers for its 39th Annual Meeting, which this year is jointly hosted
    with the European Chapter.  Papers are invited on substantial, original,
    and unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics,
    including, but not limited to: pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax
    and the lexicon; phonetics, phonology and morphology; interpreting and
    generating spoken and written language; linguistic, mathematical and
    psychological models of language; language-oriented information
    retrieval and information extraction; corpus-based language modeling;
    multi-lingual processing, machine translation and translation aids;
    natural language interfaces and dialogue systems; approaches to
    coordinating the linguistic with other modalities in multi-media
    systems; message and narrative understanding systems; tools and
    resources; and evaluation of systems.
    [material deleted]
             Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 10:36:56 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: Semantic Web Workshop 2001 at WWW10
       >> From: Steffen Staab <sst@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
                               Call for Papers
                                 Semantic Web
                                WWW-10 Workshop
                                  May 1, 2001
    Comprehensive information to be found at
    Workshop Outline
    The "Semantic Web", a term coined by Tim Berners-Lee, is used to denote the
    next evolution step of the Web. Associating meaning with content or
    establishing a layer of machine understandable data would allow automated
    agents, sophisticated search engines and interoperable services, will
    enable higher degree of automation and more intelligent applications. The
    ultimate goal of the Semantic Web is to allow machines the sharing and
    exploitation of knowledge in the Web way, i.e. without central
    authority,  with few basic rules, in a scalable, adaptable, extensible
    manner. With RDF as the basic platform for the Semantic Web,
    a multitude of tools, methods and systems have just appeared on the
    horizon. The goal of the workshop is to share experiences about these
    systems, exchange ideas about improvements of existing tools and creation
    of new systems, principles and applications. Also an important
    goal is to develop a cooperation model among Semantic Web developers, and
    to develop a common vision about the future developments.
    [material deleted]
             Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 10:39:02 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: IWCS-4 Program and Call for Participation
       >> From: Harry Bunt <Harry.Bunt@kub.nl>
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             Fourth International Workshop on COMPUTATIONAL SEMANTICS
                               10-12 January 2001
                            Tilburg, The Netherlands
    The Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence Group at
    Tilburg University will host the Third Workshop on Computational
    Semantics (IWCS-4), that will take place from 10 -12 January 2001.
    The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested
    in any aspects of the computation of meaning in natural language
    or in language-based multimedia objects.
    [material deleted]
                              GENERAL INFORMATION
    Information about hotels, about how to travel to Tilburg and the
    conference site, etc. can be found at the IWCS-4 web pages; see
    For any questions about the program contact Harry Bunt@kub.nl;
    for all other matters contact the conference secretariat:
    Carol Mcgregor
    Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence Group
    Tilburg University
    P.O. Box 90153
    5000 LE Tilburg
    The Netherlands
    phone: +31 13 466 83 81
    fax:   +31 13 466 31 10
    email: C.J.McGregor@kub.nl
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             Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 10:39:28 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: NAACL-2001 Workshop on Adaptation in Dialogue Systems CF
       >> From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu>
    Preliminary Call for Papers
    NAACL 2001 Workshop on Adaptation in Dialogue Systems
    co-chairs: Cindi Thompson and Eric Horvitz
    The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers
    investigating the application of learning and adaptation to dialogue
    systems, both speech and text based.
    In this workshop we encourage papers on either theoretical or applied
    research in adaptation for dialogue, that includes learning procedures
    as well as decision making methods aimed at dynamically reconfiguring
    dialogue behavior based on the context.  We would also like to explore
    techniques that allow a dialogue system to learn with experience or
    from data sets gathered from empirical studies.  We welcome
    submissions from researchers supplementing the traditional development
    of dialogue systems with techniques from machine learning, statistical
    NLP, and decision theory.
    We solicit papers from a number of research areas, including:
    -Use of machine learning techniques at all levels of dialogue, from
    speech recognition to generation; from dialogue strategy to user
    -Adapting to the user as a dialogue progresses
    -Dialogue as decision making under uncertainty
    -User and user group modeling
    -Use of corpora in developing components of dialogue systems,
    including issues in annotation
    -Evaluation of adaptive dialogue systems
    -Comparison of different techniques in applying adaptive techniques to
    We also hope to include a session for the demonstration of working
    systems, as time permits.  The demonstration sessions will be open to
    anyone who wishes to bring their adaptive conversational systems for
    demonstration to other members of the workshop.  Presenters are asked
    to submit a paper that is specifically directed at a demonstration of
    their current systems.
    A web site that will provide additional information on the
    workshop as it becomes available is located at:
    For more information:
    Please direct questions to Eric Horvitz (horvitz@microsoft.com) or
    Cindi Thompson (cindi@cs.utah.edu).

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