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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Language & Technology Conference L & TC '07

www.ltc.amu.edu.pl

3rd Language & Technology Conference:
Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics
October 5-7, 2007, Poznan, Poland, www.ltc.amu.edu.pl

CALL FOR PAPERS

Dear Colleagues,

You are kindly invited to participate in the 
3rd Language and Technology Conference (L&TC'07),
a conference organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of 
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland in cooperation with 
the Adam Mickiewicz University Foundation.

At the beginning of the 7th Framework Program, recently launched by 
the European Commission, Human Language Technologies continue to be a challenge 
for computer science, linguistics and related fields as these technologies 
become an ever more essential element of our everyday technological environment. 
Since Ajdukiewicz, Tarski, Turing and Chomsky (i.e. since the very beginning of 
the Computer Age) these fields have influenced and stimulated each other. Technological, 
social and cultural globalization has created a favorable climate for the intensive 
exchange of novel ideas, concepts and solutions across initially distant disciplines. 
We aim at further contributing to this exchange and we invite you to join us at 
L&TC'07 in October, 2007.

CONFERENCE TOPICS
-----------------

The conference program will include (without being limited to) the following topics:

     * electronic language resources and tools
     * formalisation of natural languages
     * parsing and other forms of NL processing
     * computer modelling of language competence
     * NL user modelling
     * NL understanding by computers
     * knowledge representation
     * man-machine NL interfaces
     * Logic Programming in Natural Language Processing
     * speech processing
     * NL applications in robotics
     * text-based information retrieval and extraction
     * question answering
     * tools and methodologies for developing multilingual systems
     * translation enhancement tools
     * methodological issues in HLT
     * prototype presentations
     * language-specific computational challenges for HLTs (especially for languages other than English)
     * HLT standards
     * HLT support  for foreign language teaching
     * communicative intelligence
     * legal problems connected with HLTs (problems and challenges)
     * contribution of HLTs to the homeland security problems (applications and legal aspects)
     * vision papers in the field of HLT
     * HLT related policies

You will have noted that we intend to continue traditional HLT interest areas (cf. L&TC'05 topics). 
You may also have observed that we have included a new dimension at the frontier between HLTs and 
the Homeland Security field. We invite authors working in this domain to contribute either on 
theoretical issues (e.g. legal aspects of development and exploitation of HLTs) or technical 
developments (applications, software, language infrastructure and tools). 
Political and mature vision papers in this field are also welcome.

This list is by no means closed and we are open to further proposals.
The Program Committee is also open to suggestions concerning accompanying events (workshops, 
exhibits, panels, etc). Suggestions, ideas and observations may be addressed directly to 
the L&TC Chair by email (vetulani@amu.edu.pl).


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
-------------------

Zygmunt Vetulani (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland) - Chair

Victoria Arranz (ELRA, France)
Anja Belz (University of Brighton, UK)
Janusz Bie (Warsaw University, Poland)
Christian Boitet (IMAG, France)
Leonard Bolc (IPI PAN, Poland)
Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC/CNR, Italy)
Nick Campbell (ATR, Japan)
Julie Carson-Berndsen (University College Dublin, Irland)
Khalid Choukri (ELRA, France)
Adam Dabrowski (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
Elzbieta Dura (University of Goeteborg/Lexware Labs, Sweden)
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland)
Tomaz Erjavec (Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
Cedrick Fairon (Coll?ge Erasme, Belgium)
Maria Gavrilidou (ILSP, Greece)
Aleksander Gerd (St. Petersburg State University, Russia)
Dafydd Gibbon (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Stefan Grocholewski (PTI/Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
Franz Guenthner (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Mnchen, Germany)
Roland Hausser (University Erlangen, Germany)
Waclaw Iszkowski (PIIT, Poland)
Margaret King (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Orest Kossak (Technical University Lviv/Ericpol Telecom, Ukraine)
Eric Laporte (University Marne-la-Vallee, France)
Gerard Ligozat (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
Natalia Loukachevitch (Moscow State University, Russia)
Wiesaw Lubaszewski (AGH/UJ, Poland)
Bente Maegaard (Centre for Language Technology, Denmark)
Joseph Mariani (Ministry of Research, France)
Vclav Matousek (University of West Bohemia, Czech Rep.)
Jacek Martinek (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
Keith J. Miller (MITRE, USA)
Nicholas Ostler (Linguacubun Ltd, UK)
Karel Pala (Masaryk University, Czech Rep.)
Pavel S. Pankov (National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyzstan)
Marcin Paprzycki (Oklahoma State University, USA)
Patrick Paroubek (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
Emil Pywaczewski (Biaystok University, Poland)
Adam Przepirkowski (IPI PAN, Poland)
Reinhard Rapp (University Mainz, Germany)
Mike Rosner (University of  Malta)
Justus Roux (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Vasile Rus (University of Memphis, Fedex Inst. of Technology, USA)
Frdrique Sgond Xerox, France)
Marek Swidzinski (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz (AGH, Poland)
Dan Tufis (RCAI, Romania)
Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Germany)
Tom Wachtel (Independent Consultant, UK/Italy)
Jan Wglarz (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
Karol Wituszyski (MICROSOFT Poland, Poland)
Richard Zuber (CNRS, France)


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
--------------------

Zygmunt Vetulani - Chair
Filip Graliski
Pawe Konieczka
Maciej Lison - Secretary
Jacek Marciniak
Tomasz Obrebski
Przemysaw Rzepecki
Justyna Walkowska

All of Adam Mickiewicz University, Pozna, Poland.

Contact: ltc@amu.edu.pl


PAPER SUBMISSION
----------------

The conference and publication language is English. Papers (5 formatted pages) are 
due by April 1, 2007 (midnight, any time zone) and should not identify the author(s)  
in any manner. In order to facilitate submission we have decided to reduce the formatting 
requirements as much as possible at this stage. However, please do observe the following:

1. Accepted fonts are Time Roman, Times New Roman and Courier (recommended for programs); 
   character size for the main text should be 10 points, with 11 points leading (line spacing).
2. Text should be presented in 2 columns, 8,42 cm each with 0,95 cm between columns (gutter).
3. The document size is 5 pages formatted according to items (1) and (2) above.
4. The use of PDF format is strongly recommended, although MS Word will also be accepted.

You may also use the templates (ELRA/LREC based format) which are to be found (shortly) at 
http://www.ltc.amu.edu.pl.

Detailed GUIDELINES for the final submission of accepted papers will be published at 
the conference site before May 31, 2007 (acceptance notification date).

All submissions are to be made electronically via the L&TC'07 web submission/registration system. 
Acceptance/rejection notification will be by May 31, 2007.


PUBLICATION POLICY
------------------

Acceptance will be based on the reviewers' assessments (anonymous submission model).
Papers accepted will be published in the conference proceedings (hard copy, with ISBN number) and
on CD-ROM. The abstracts of the contributions accepted will also be made available via the conference
website (during its lifetime). Publication requires electronic registration and payment of
the conference fee (full registration) by at least one co-author.

A post-conference volume with extended versions of selected papers is planned for publication in
the Springer Verlag Series "Lecture Notes in AI" (LNAI).


CONTACT
-------

Address:
Zygmunt Vetulani, L&TC'07 Chair
The 3rd Language & Technology Conference (L&TC'07)
Adam Mickiewicz University
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Department of Computer Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence
ul. Umultowska 87
PL 61-614 Poznan

E-mail: ltc@amu.edu.pl

WWW: www.ltc.amu.edu.pl


IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES
-------------------------

April 30, 2007
Deadline for submission of papers for review.

May 31, 2007
Acceptance/Rejection notification.

June 30, 2005
Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers.


REGISTRATION
------------

Registration will be exclusively via the conference website (www.ltc.amu.edu.pl). In case of problems, 
please do contact the Chair or the Secretary. All participants, irrespective of category or mode of 
payment, are requested to register in order to qualify for the receipt of conference documents. 
Electronic registration must be completed by September  3, 2007 for those who wish having their 
names included in conference documents.

The following two steps are mandatory for full registration of regular attendees:
1. Electronic registration using ConfTool (via www.ltc.amu.edu.pl).
2. Payment of the conference fee.
Only full registration entitles people to participation in the conference.


CONFERENCE FEES
---------------

Regular non-student participants:
Early registration (payment before  April 30, 2007)  100 EURO
Regular registration (payment before July 1, 2007) 130 EURO
Late registration (payment after June 30, 2007) 160 EURO

Regular student participants:
Early registration (payment before April 30, 2007)  60 EURO
Regular registration (payment before July 1, 2007)  70 EURO
Late registration (payment after June 30, 2007)  100 EURO

To be entitled to student rates the participant must present a student identity card valid on October 5, 2007.

The detailed instructions for payment will be announced shortly on the conference website.

The conference fee covers:
* Participation in the scientific programme
* Conference materials
* Proceedings on CD and paper
* Social events (banquet,...)
* Coffee during session breaks


EXHIBITIONS
-----------

A book exhibition is planned to run throughout the conference (the call for exhibitors is currently in preparation). 
Also, the conference participants are invited to bring hard copies of their papers and books. We plan to make 
special presentations of the achievements of the conference participants, irrespective of whether they are 
directly related to the conference topic.


SPECIAL EVENTS
--------------

Besides the standard conference presentation of papers, the Organizers are open to various kinds of initiatives 
(expos, demos, satellite workshops, panels, awards).  A program of special events is now under construction. 
You are welcome to contact us with your suggestions.


SPECIAL AWARD FOR STUDENTS
--------------------------

Special awards will be granted to the three best students papers
As at the 2nd Language and Technology Conference (2005) special awards will be granted to the 3 best student papers. 
Those who are regular students or PhD students on the date of submission are eligible.

In 2005 the Jury, composed of the Program Committee members present at the conference, awarded this distinction to:

Ronny Melz (University of Leipzig),
Hartwig Holzapfel (University of Karlsruhe),
Marcin Woliski (IPI PAN, Warsaw).