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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   IWCS-8 Second Call for Papers
Email:   Harry.Bunt_(on)_uvt.nl
Date received:   01 Jul 2008
Deadline:   01 Oct 2008
Start date:   07 Jan 2009

-- Harry Bunt Chair of Language and Information Science Head, Department of Communication and Information Sciences Faculty of Humanities, Tilburg University P.O. Box 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, Netherlands phone: +31-13.466.81.18 (secretary Femke Wieme) fax: +31-13.466.29.92 http://let.uvt.nl/general/people/bunt/ Apologies for multiple copies ] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Eighth International Conference on COMPUTATIONAL SEMANTICS (IWCS-8) January 7-9, 2009, Tilburg, The Netherlands ------------- Endorsed by SIGSEM, the ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Semantics ------------- FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS Tilburg University will host the Eighth International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS-8), which will take place on 7-9 January 2009. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers interested in any aspects of the computation, annotation, extraction, and representation of meaning in natural language, in multimedia objects, and in spoken, written, or multimodal dialogue. +--------------------------------------------+ | INVITED SPEAKERS | | | | Martha Palmer | | Ido Dagan | | Massimo Poesio | +--------------------------------------------+ TOPICS OF INTEREST Areas of special interest for the conference will be computational aspects of semantic theories; semantic annotation of natural language and multimodal utterances; and theoretical aspects of the design and implementation of language understanding systems and systems for spoken, written, or multimodal dialogue. Papers are invited that are concerned with topics in these and closely related areas, including, but not limited to, the following: * construction of representations of meaning in natural language * methodologies and practices for semantic annotation * approaches and achievements in textual entailment * modelling and using context in semantic interpretation * the semantics of semantic annotation * machine learning of semantic structures * informal and formal approaches to semantics and their combination * semantics and ontologies * the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue acts * construction and use of underspecified semantic representations * semantic aspects of language generation * computing meaning in multimodal interaction * the semantic web and natural language processing * the semantics-pragmatics interface in computational perspective * semantic relations in discourse and dialogue * shallow and deep semantic processing and reasoning ISO/SIGSEM JOINT WORKING GROUP MEETING Immediately preceding IWCS-8, on 5-6 January 2009, a joint meeting will be held of the ISO TC 37/SC 4 Working Group on Semantic Content, and the ACL SIGSEM Working Group on the Representation of Multimodal Semantic Information. This meeting will be open to IWCS-8 participants. For more information see http://let.uvt.nl/research/ti/iso-tdg3 and http://let.uvt.nl/research/TI/sigsem/wg PROGRAMME COMMITTEE James Allen Alexander Koller Ron Artstein Emiel Krahmer Patrick Blackburn Alex Lascarides Johan Bos Kiyong Lee Harry Bunt (chair) Paul Mc Kevitt Nicoletta Calzolari Dan Moldovan Jae-Woong Choe Reinhard Muskens Robin Cooper Martha Palmer Kees van Deemter Manfred Pinkal Jan van Eijck Massimo Poesio Anette Frank Steve Pulman Dafydd Gibbon Alan ramsay Jerry Hobbs Laurent Romary Ed Hovy Patrick Saint Dizier Daniel Kayser Carl Vogel ORGANISING COMMITTEE Harry Bunt Reinhard Muskens Johan Bos Olga Petukhova Marieke van Erp Stephen Pulman Jeroen Geertzen Elias Thijsse Lauraine Sinay (secr.) SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS Three types of submission are solicited: full papers, short papers, and project abstracts. Full papers ----------- Full papers are original papers of maximally 12 pages, that will be published in the conference proceedings and will have a full oral presentation of about 30 minutes at the conference. Short papers/posters ---------------------------- Short papers are maximally 4 pages long, will be published in the conference proceedings, and will have a very brief ('flash') oral presentation at the conference. Authors of short papers are invited to also put up a poster and participate in a poster session. Project abstracts ----------------- Project abstracts are brief descriptions of 2 pages of ongoing, recently completed, or starting projects. They will be published in the conference proceedings and will be presented as a poster during a poster session. Submission formats ------------------ Submissions of all three types should be in postscript or pdf format and prepared with LaTeX; see the IWCS-8 website http://let.uvt.nl/research/ti/sigsem/iwcs/iwcs8 for more information on the style files to be used. The page limits presuppose standard 11 point Computer Modern font. Final versions of accepted contributions will have to be submitted as LaTeX source files to facilitate publication of the proceedings; we also aim at publishing a selection of accepted papers in book form after the conference. Email your postscript or pdf file to: computational.semantics_(at)_uvt.nl Submission deadlines -------------------- For full papers the submission deadline is 25 September 2008; for short papers and project abstracts the deadline is 1 November. IMPORTANT DATES 1 October 2008 Submission of full papers 27 October 2008 Notification of acceptance (full papers) 1 November 2008 Submission of short papers and project abstracts 10 November 2008 Notification of acceptance (short papers and project abstracts) 17 November 2008 Final papers due (all types of submission) 1 December 2008 Deadline for early registration 5-6 January 2009 Joint Meeting of ISO TC 37/SC 4 Thematic Domain Group on Semantic Content and ACL SIGSEM Working Group on the Representation of Multimodal Semantic Information 7-9 January 2009 IWCS-8 Conference FURTHER INFORMATION Secretariat: Ms Lauraine Sinay Department of Communication and Information Sciences Tilburg University PO Box 90153 5000 LE Tilburg The Netherlands Fax: +31-13 466 28 92 Phone: +31-13 466 30 60 or ..81 18 or ..26 68 Email: computational.semantics_(at)_uvt.nl Website: http://let.uvt.nl/research/ti/sigsem/iwcs/iwcs8 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- IWCS-8 is endorsed by SIGSEM, the ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Semantics (see http://www.sigsem.org). ----------------------------------------------------------------- _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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