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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   IWCS-7
From:   Harry Bunt
Email:   Harry.Bunt_(on)_uvt.nl
Date received:   08 Sep 2006
Deadline:   25 Sep 2006
Start date:   10 Jan 2007

[ Apologies for multiple copies ] ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Seventh International Workshop on COMPUTATIONAL SEMANTICS (IWCS-7) January 10-12, 2007, 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 Seventh International Workshop on Computational Semantics (IWCS-7), which will take place on 10-12 January 2007. The aim of the workshop 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 multimodal messages. TOPICS OF INTEREST Areas of special interest for the workshop will be computational aspects of semantic theories; theoretical aspects of the design of language understanding systems and systems for multimodal communication; and semantic annotation of natural language and multimodal utterances. 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 * modelling and using context in semantic interpretation * machine learning of semantic structures * formal and computational methods in lexical semantics * computing meaning in multimodal interaction * construction and use of underspecified semantic representations * semantic concepts and ontologies * approaches to textual entailment * the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue acts * the semantic web and natural language processing * semantic aspects of language generation * the semantics-pragmatics interface in computational perspective * semantic relations in discourse and dialogue * shallow and deep semantic processing and reasoning INVITED SPEAKERS Johan Bos (La Sapienza University, Rome) Paul Buitelaar (German Institute for AI, Saarbruecken) Makoto Kanazawa (National Institute for Informatics, Tokyo) ISO/SIGSEM JOINT WORKING GROUP MEETING ON SEMANTIC ANNOTATION Immediately preceding IWCS-7, on 8-9 January 2007, a joint meeting will be held of the ACL-SIGSEM Working Group on the Representation of Multimodal Semantic Information and of ISO TC 37/SC 4 on the Representation of Semantic Content. This meeting will be devoted to the development of methodologies, tools, and concepts for semantic annotation, focusing in particular on: (1) the definition of an ISO standard for the annotation of temporal information; and (2) the development of an on-line registry of concepts for semantic annotation for semantic roles, referential relations, dialogue acts, and discourse relations. This meeting will be open to (a limited number of) IWCS-7 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 Alex Lascarides Patrick Blackburn Kiyong Lee Johan Bos Dan Moldovan Harry Bunt (chair) Reinhard Muskens Nicoletta Calzolari Martha Palmer Robin Cooper Manfred Pinkal Kees van Deemter Massimo Poesio Jan van Eijck Steve Pulman Dafydd Gibbon James Pustejovsky Jerry Hobbs Alan Ramsay Ed Hovy Laurent Romary Daniel Kayser Patrick Saint Dizier Paul Mc Kevitt Carl Vogel Alexander Koller Bonnie Webber Emiel Krahmer ORGANISING COMMITTEE Harry Bunt Reinhard Muskens Jeroen Geertzen Amanda Schiffrin Simon Keizer Elias Thijsse Lauraine Sinay (secr.) Femke Wieme (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 workshop proceedings and will have a full oral presentation of about 30 minutes at the workshop. Short papers ------------ Short papers are mini-papers of maximally 4 pages, that will be published in the workshop proceedings and have a very brief ('flash') oral presentation at the workshop. 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 workshop proceedings and will be presented in a poster session. Submission formats ------------------ Submission must be done through the online submission system at www.easychair.org/IWCS7/ All submissions should be marked as being a full paper, a short paper, or a project abstract, by adding to the paper title the postfix (FP), (SP), or (PA) when entering the title of the submission in the online submission system. See also the IWCS-7 website http://let.uvt.nl/research/ti/sigsem/iwcs/iwcs7 for information on submission formats. 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 workshop. Online submission website: www.easychair.org/IWCS7/ Submission deadlines -------------------- For full papers the submission deadline is 25 September 2006; for short papers and project abstracts the deadline is 1 November. IMPORTANT DATES 25 September 2006 Submission of full papers 25 October 2006 Notification of acceptance 1 November 2006 Submission of short papers and project abstracts 15 November 2006 Final papers due 1 December 2006 Deadline for early registration 8-9 January 2007 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 10-12 January 2007 IWCS-7 workshop FURTHER INFORMATION Secretariat: Ms Lauraine Sinay or Ms Femke Wieme Department of Language and Information Science 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_(on)_uvt.nl Conference website: http://let.uvt.nl/research/ti/sigsem/iwcs/iwcs7 Online submission website: www.easychair.org/IWCS7/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------- IWCS-7 is endorsed by SIGSEM, the ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Semantics (see http://www.sigsem.org). ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Harry Bunt Chair of Language and Information Science Faculty of Arts, Tilburg University Phone: +31-13.466.30.60 (secretary); fax +31-13.466.29.92 http://let.uvt.nl/general/people/bunt/ _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list
 

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