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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   SEPLN
From:   OESI Informa
Email:   informaoesi_(on)_cervantes.es
Date received:   29 Apr 2003
Deadline:   16 May 2003
Start date:   10 Sep 2003

Last Call for Proposals SEPLN 2003 XIX CONGRESO DE LA SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA PARA EL PROCESAMIENTO DEL LENGUAJE NATURAL (SEPLN) (19th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing - SEPLN) September 10-12, 2003 Universidad de Alcalá de Henares Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) http://oesi.cervantes.es/sepln Introduction The 19th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing (SEPLN) will take place on September 10-12, 2003 in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain). As in previous editions, the aim of SEPLN for this Conference is to promote the dissemination of research, development and innovation activities conducted by Spanish and foreign researchers in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP). The conference will provide a forum for discussion and communication to facilitate an effective exchange of knowledge and scientific materials that are necessary for promoting the publication of relevant work and the establishment of means of collaboration with national and international Institutions that are active in this field. Objectives The main motivation of this conference is to provide the business and scientific communities with an ideal forum for presenting their latest research work and developments in the field of Natural Language Processing, as well as to demonstrate the possibilities offered by these solutions and to know about new projects. Consequently, the 19th SEPLN Conference is a meeting place for presenting results and exchanging ideas concerning the present state of development in this field of knowledge. Furthermore, there is the intention of meeting the goal, achieved in previous editions, of identifying future paths for basic research and foreseen software applications, in order to compare them against the market needs. Finally, the conference intends to be an appropriate forum in helping new professionals to become active members in this field. Topics Researchers and businesses are encouraged to send communications, project abstracts or demonstrations related to any of the following topics: Linguistic, mathematic and psycholinguistic models of language Corpus linguistics Monolingual and multilingual information extraction and retrieval Formalisms and grammars for morphological and syntactical analysis Computational Lexicography Monolingual and multilingual text generation Machine translation Speech synthesis and recognition Semantics, pragmatics and discourse Word sense disambiguation NLP industrial applications Automatic textual content analysis Structure of the Conference The Conference will last three days, with sessions dedicated to presenting papers, ongoing research projects, prototype product demonstrations or products connected with topics addressed in the conference. Scientific activities will be complemented by social and tourist activities, allowing attendants to gain a better understanding about the social and cultural dimensions of Alcalá de Henares. Communications Authors are encouraged to send theoretical or system-related proposals, to be presented at the demonstration sessions, earlier than May 16, 2003. Proposals must meet certain format and style requirements Both the delivery and revision of proposals will be done exclusively in electronic format (PostScript or PDF). Proposals will include a title, the complete names of the authors, their address, telephone, fax and e-mail. Proposals will meet the following requirements (concerning the final version, please check the "publication format" section): - The proposals will be presented in Spanish or English - Overall maximum length will be 3,500 words - Final versions (after notification of acceptance) will follow the style requirements that are described in the publication format section in the website - The proposals will be anonymously revised. Therefore, the files to be submitted will only include the title remaining the rest of the communication free of any auto-references Authors will submit their proposals through the following web system: https://chair.dlsi.ua.es/sepln03/submit.html Projects and Demos As in previous editions, the organizers encourage participants to give oral presentations of projects and demos. Depending on the estimated number of oral presentations, any session may be reserved to this purpose. Proposals must meet certain format and style requirements for presentations. For oral presentation of projects to be accepted, the following information must be included: - Project title - Funding institution - Participant groups in the project - Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the project director - Abstract (2 pages maximum) - If a demonstration is to be performed, further information must be included, as indicated below For demonstrations to be accepted, the following information is mandatory: - Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the authors - Abstract (2 pages maximum) - Time estimation for the whole presentation - This information must be received by June 10, 2003 Publication Format The final version of the article will be sent before June 27, 2003 through a web system: https://chair.dlsi.ua.es/sepln03/submit.html - Documents must not include headers or footings - Maximum length will be 8 pages DIN A4 (210 x 297 mm), included references and figures. - In the case of demonstrations and projects, maximum length will be 2 pages. Articles will be sent in Postscript or PDF format. LaTeX format Authors using LaTeX format may download from the Conference website the following style package zip file: latex_new.zip which contains document and bibliography styles, as well as an example showing existing possibilities. Word format Authors using Microsoft Word or compatible may download from the Conference website the following zip file: word_new.zip which includes a pattern file in RTF format and an example showing existing editing possibilities. Important Dates Dates for submission and notifications of acceptance: - Deadline for submitting abstracts: May 16, 2003 - Notification of acceptance: June 20, 2003 - Deadline for submitting the final version: June 27, 2003 - Deadline for submitting projects and demos: June 10, 2003 Program Committee Chairman: Prof. Maximiliano Saiz Noeda (Universitat d'Alacant) Members: Prof. José Gabriel Amores Carredano (Universidad de Sevilla) Prof. Toni Badia i Cardús (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) Prof. Manuel de Buenaga Rodríguez (Universidad Europea de Madrid) Prof.ª Irene Castellón Masalles (Universitat de Barcelona) Prof.ª Arantza Díaz de Ilarraza (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea) Prof. Antonio Ferrández Rodríguez (Universitat d'Alacant) Prof. Mikel Forcada Zubizarreta (Universitat d'Alacant) Prof.ª Ana María García Serrano (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) Prof. Koldo Gojenola Galletebeitia (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea) Prof. Xavier Gómez Guinovart (Universidade de Vigo) Prof. Julio Gonzalo Arroyo (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) Prof. José Miguel Goñi Menoyo (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) Prof. Joaquim Llisterri (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) Prof. Javier Macías Guarasa (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) Prof. José B. Mariño Acebal (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) Prof.ª M. Antonia Martí Antonín (Universitat de Barcelona) Prof.ª Lidia Ana Moreno Boronat (Universitat Politècnica de Valencia) Prof. Lluis Padró (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) Prof. Manuel Palomar Sanz (Universitat d'Alacant) Prof. José Manuel Pardo Muñoz (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) Prof.ª Natividad Prieto Sáez (Universitat Politècnica de Valencia) Prof. Germán Rigau (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) Prof. Horacio Rodríguez Hontoria (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) Prof. Kepa Sarasola Gabiola (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea) Prof. L. Alfonso Ureña López (Universidad de Jaén) Prof.ª Mª Felisa Verdejo Maillo (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) Prof. Manuel Vilares Ferro (Universidade de Vigo) Organising Committee Chairman: Mr. Jesús Antonio Cid Martínez, Academic Director at Instituto Cervantes Coordinator: Ms. Isabel Bermejo Rubio, Responsible for the Bureau of Spanish in the Information Society - OESI - at Instituto Cervantes Members: Ms. Eva Mª García García, Technician at OESI, Instituto Cervantes Ms. Raquel Tapias Aparicio, Technician at OESI, Instituto Cervantes Mr. John Michael Urresti Graña, Technician at OESI, Instituto Cervantes Collaborators: Ms. Eva Mª Gómez Gómez, Collaborator at OESI, Instituto Cervantes Ms. Rosario Guijarro Huerta, Collaborator at OESI, Instituto Cervantes Advisors: Ms. Esmeralda de Luis Martínez, Chief at the Department of External and Institutional Relations, Instituto Cervantes Ms. Gloria Gamarra Alonso, Technician at the Department of External and Institutional Relations, Instituto Cervantes Further Information Full information is available at the official website of the Conference: http://oesi.cervantes.es/sepln You may also contact the coordinator at any of the following addresses: Secretary of the 19th SEPLN Conference Conference coordinator: Ms. Isabel Bermejo Rubio Oficina del Español en la Sociedad de la Información C/ Libreros, 23 28801 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) Spain Tel.: +34 91 888 72 94 Fax: +34 91 888 18 26 E-mail: sepln_(on)_cervantes.es Conference website: http://oesi.cervantes.es/sepln <http://oesi.cervantes.es/sepln > ____________________________________________________ Oficina del Español en la Sociedad de la Información C/ Libreros, 23 28801 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) Tfno.: 91 888 72 94; Fax: 91 888 18 26 informaoesi_(on)_cervantes.es informaoesi_(on)_cervantes.es> http://oesi.cervantes.es <http://oesi.cervantes.es>

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