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Category:   E-Announce
Subject:   The AFNLP-Nagao Fund for COLING / ACL2006
From:   Timothy Baldwin
Email:   tim_(on)_csse.unimelb.edu.au
Date received:   19 May 2006
Deadline:   22 May 2006
Start date:   17 Jul 2006

# Apologies for cross-postings The AFNLP-Nagao Fund for COLING / ACL2006 2nd Call for Applications 1. Purpose: The AFNLP-Nagao Conference Participation Award is to support presentation of Asian NLP research efforts at COLING/ACL2006 in Sydney, Australia 2. Background: The Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP), founded in 2004, has worked in conjunction with one of its members: Association of Natural Language Processing of Japan (ANLPJ), and with a matching donation from the Nagao Fund, to set up the AFNLP-Nagao Fund for COLING/ACL2006 as part of the Federation's efforts to promote NLP research relevant to Asian languages. There will be at least 10 awards. The awardees will be able to register at the reduced Early Registration Rate by agreement with the COLING/ACL 2006 Organizing Committee. 3. Amount of AFNLP-Nagao Conference Participation Award: US$1,000 each 4. Conditions: a. Applicants should have a paper or poster accepted in the main conference, or in the associated workshops. Priority will be given to the papers accepted in the main conference. b. The paper to be presented by the applicant should have significant Asian language content and potential to promote or enhance research in NLP and computational linguistics with significant relevance to Asian languages. c. The presenter should be: (i) a faculty member or student from a region where there is severe restriction on currency conversion, and who has received no other significant support; or (ii) a graduate student or a junior faculty member in other regions, who has received no other significant support. Applicants should indicate what additional support they would obtain with a supporting letter from their supervisor if he/she is a student, or head of department if he/she is a faculty member. d. First authors will be given priority. 5. Presentation of Award: The award will be made in Sydney upon presentation of the air ticket or other appropriate receipts. The decision of the election committee will be final. 6. Application Procedures: a. Applicants should submit the notification of acceptance from the COLING/ACL programme committee, the paper abstract, its assessment scores and assessors' feedback. b. In cases where the applicant is not the lead author, a statement should be included on his/her contribution and an endorsement by the lead author, who should indicate whether the applicant will present the paper partially or wholly. c. Please send the above information to afnlp.nagao_(on)_cityu.edu.hk. 7. Dates: Application deadline: May 22, 2006 Announcement of results: June 5, 2006 8. Enquiries: Dr Olivia Kwong (rlolivia_(on)_cityu.edu.hk) Prof B Tsou (rlbtsou_(on)_cityu.edu.hk) Selection Committee: K J Chen S Ishizaki G B Lee H Nakagawa B K Tsou (Convenor) _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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