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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   HLT2001, Call for attendance
From:   James Allan
Email:   allan_(on)_cs.umass.edu
Date received:   29 Jan 2001
Start date:   18 Mar 2001

CALL FOR ATTENDANCE Restricted space; please apply to attend HLT 2001, Human Language Technology Confererence March 18-21, 2001 San Diego, California http://hlt2001.org Human Language Technology brings together researchers in a broad spectrum of fields, all of which are working toward enabling computers to better process and use with natural language. The HLT Conference is a forum for researchers in those fields to present high-quality, cutting-edge work, and to exchange ideas and explore directions for further research. The Conference will also foster opportunities for international collaboration within language technology. The Conference and Program Chairs have received over 175 submissions from researchers in computer science, linguistics, engineering, psychology, etc., who are exploring methods for enabling better use of language technology. Further information is available at the Conference web site, http://hlt2001.org. **> Space at the Conference is restricted. Prospective attendees must **> fill out a very simple application at the Conference web site. **> Applications will be notified of acceptance by mid-February where **> possible. The Conference will span four days, running from Sunday afternoon through mid-day Wednesday. It will include peer-reviewed research presentations, posters, demonstrations, panel sessions, and time for discussion. Sessions will cover not only research, but also developments in related government funding programs. In order to encourage cutting-edge work, submissions were accepted in mid-January. Those submissions are under review at the moment, and the full list of papers, posters, and demonstrations will not be known until early February. About 175 submissions are being reviewed. CONFERENCE COMMITTEES General chair: James Allan, University of Massachusetts (USA) Co-chair: Mitch Marcus, University of Pennsylvania (USA) Executive Program Committee: Rob Gaizauskas, Sheffield University (UK) Jean-Luc Gauvain, LIMSI (France) Marti Hearst, University of California, Berkeley (USA) Eduard Hovy, ISI (USA) David D. Lewis, Independent consultant (USA) Kathleen McKeown, Columbia University (USA) Mari Ostendorf, University of Washington (USA) Junichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo (Japan) and UMIST (UK) Alex Waibel, Carnegie Mellon University (USA) Ross Wilkinson, CSIRO (Australia) Demonstration Co-chairs: Clifford Weinstein, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (USA) Bob Younger, SPAWAR Systems Center (USA) CONFERENCE VENUE The HLT Conference will be held at the Catamaran Resort Hotel in San Diego, California. The famous San Diego Zoo is the home of Hua Mei, the only baby giant panda to be born in the US (she will be 18 months old at HLT). Sea World is one of the area's better known attractions, where you can see the killer whale Shamu. San Diego also houses Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park. You can stroll through the Gaslamp Quarter or through Old Town. Nearby La Jolla houses the Birch Aquarium, and Carlsbad houses Legoland. Heading south gets you to Tijuana, Mexico. IMPORTANT DATES (all dates are in 2001) **NOW** Accept application to attend February 15 Authors notified of decisions February 18 All attendees notified of acceptence March 6 Camera-ready "notebook" papers due March 18-21 Conference April 17 Final copy of proceedings papers due July 20 Proceedings published (target date) FURTHER INFORMATION Up-to-date information about the Conference can be found at http://hlt2001.org

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