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AISB event Bulletin Item

Last CF Participation: Doctoral Consortium at the Eurolan 2007 Summer School


Doctoral Consortium at the 8th EUROLAN Summer School
* Last Call for Participation *


July 30 - August 2, 2007, Iasi, Romania

Doctoral Consortium - Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: May 14, 2007

1. General Information

The Doctoral Consortium at EUROLAN-2007 will provide an opportunity for graduate students (PhD and MSc heading towards PhD studies) investigating topics in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing to present their current work and receive constructive feedback and guidance on future research, both from the general audience and the invited lecturers at the Summer School.

The Doctoral Consortium will be held as a workshop during 3 or 4 consecutive evenings (1.5 hour slots) in the second week of the EUROLAN 2007 Summer School, July 30 - August 2, 2007. The final version of the accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the EUROLAN 2007 Doctoral Consortium, at the University Al. I. Cuza Publishing House. During the Summer School the students will present their work, will receive constructive comments wrt. to current and future research directions from a panel of established researchers, and will benefit from the collaborative climate established among all participants, thus enhancing future joint work among them. Students will also prepare a poster which will be on display throughout the Summer School.

We invite all interested graduate students to submit their work to the Consortium. As the main goal of the Consortium is for the authors to receive feedback, the emphasis is on work in progress.

The research being presented can be from any topic area within Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing, including but not limited to:

    * phonetics, phonology, and morphology;
    * pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, and the lexicon;
    * text understanding and generation;
    * computational semantics;
    * ontology enriched NLP applications;
    * multilingual NLP;
    * multilingual question answering;
    * machine translation;
    * corpus-based language processing;
    * electronic dictionaries;
    * written and spoken natural language interfaces;
    * knowledge acquisition;
    * terminology;
    * text summarisation;
    * text classification;
    * computer-aided language learning;
    * human computer interaction;
    * language resources;
    * evaluation, assessment and standards in language engineering;
    * theoretical and application-oriented papers related to NLP of every kind.

Well-known researchers from these areas will be invited lecturers of the school and therefore available for interesting discussions.

2. Submission Requirements

The submissions should describe original work, still in progress. The submissions may have more than one author; however, all of them MUST be students (PhD and MSc heading towards PhD).

The paper should include:

    * the problem(s) that the proposed research is addressing;
    * the main contribution(s) of the research to the CL & NLP field;
    * the proposed solution(s), including a brief description of the methodology adopted;
    * the future research plan.

3. Submission Procedure

Submission must be electronic. The only format acceptable is PDF (.pdf). Submissions should not exceed 8 pages, including references and annexes and should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings. The papers will be uploaded on a special page, http://www.easychair.org/EUROLAN2007DC/ , announced on the web page of the Doctoral Consortium, where more submission guidelines are available.

4. Important Dates

    * Paper submissions deadline: May 14, 2007
    * Notification of acceptance: June 4, 2007
    * Camera ready papers due: June 25, 2007
    * Doctoral Consortium: July 30 - August 2, 2007
    * Summer School dates: July 23 - August 3, 2007

5. Registration

Authors of accepted papers must register for the Summer School and present their work at the EUROLAN 2007 Doctoral Consortium. No supplementary fee will be required above the EUROLAN fee. The authors will benefit of early registration fee regardless of the date they register. Participation in the Doctoral Consortium is open to all EUROLAN 2007 attendants.

6. Travel Grants

A limited number of registration and accommodation discounts/waivers will be available. The authors of accepted papers with reduced possibilities to support their participation to the Doctoral Consortium and the Summer School will have to send a motivation letter, a CV and a recommendation letter from their Ph.D./research advisor to the organizers. More details will be posted at the appropriate time on the webpage of the event.

7. Program Committee

    * Galia Angelova, Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
    * Carlos Areces, LORIA, INRIA, Nancy, France
    * Patrick Blackburn, LORIA, INRIA, Nancy, France
    * Antonio Branco, University of Lisbon, Portugal
    * Dan Cristea, University Al.I. Cuza of Iasi, Romania
    * Corina Forascu, University Al.I. Cuza of Iasi, Romania
    * Claire Gardent, LORIA, CNRS, Nancy, France
    * Maria Georgescul, ISSCO/TIM/ETI, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    * Udo Hahn, Jena University Language & Information Engineering Lab, Germany
    * Jerry Hobbs, ISI  University of Southern California, US
    * Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
    * Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa, Canada
    * Alex Killing, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zrich, Switzerland
    * Zornitsa Kozareva, University of Alicante, Spain
    * Lothar Lemnitzer, Tbingen University, Department of Linguistics, Germany
    * Rada Mihalcea, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Univ. of North Texas, US
    * Paola Monachesi, Uil-OTS, Utrecht Univ., The Netherlands
    * Enrico Motta, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
    * Vivi Nastase, EML Research GmbH, Germany
    * Nicolas Nicolov , Umbria Inc., Boulder, US
    * Constantin Orasan, Research Group in Computational Linguistics, University of Wolverhampton, UK
    * Petya Osenova, Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
    * Ted Pedersen, University of Minnesota in Duluth, US
    * Livia Polanyi, Powerset Inc., US
    * Oana Postolache, ISI  University of Southern California, US
    * Adam Przepiorkowski, Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
    * Georgiana Puscasu, University of Wolverhampton, UK
    * Mike Rosner, University of Malta, CSAI and Institute of Linguistics, Malta
    * Violeta Seretan, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    * Kiril Simov, Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
    * Oliviero Stock, Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Trento, Italy
    * Carlo Strapparava, Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Trento, Italy
    * Amalia Todirascu, Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg, France
    * Dan Tufis, Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
    * Dusko Vitas, University of Belgrade, Serbia
    * Cristina Vertan, University of Hamburg, Germany
    * Walter von Hahn, University of Hamburg, Germany
    * Jan Wiebe, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Pittsburgh, US
    * Mickael Zock, Computer Science Laboratory, University of Provence, Marseille, France

8. Contact Information

If you need to contact the organizers of the Doctoral Consortium, please use the e-mail: eurolan-dc-oc AT info DOT uaic DOT ro. An e-mail sent to this address will be forwarded to all organizers of the Doctoral Consortium.

9. Organizing Committee

    * Corina Forascu, University Al.I. Cuza of Iasi, Romania
    * Oana Postolache, ISI  University of Southern California, USA
    * Georgiana Puscasu, University of Wolverhampton, UK
    * Cristina Vertan, University of Hamburg, Germany