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LOT Announcements / events
LAST CHANGE TO REGISTER! LOT Winterschool Amsterdam, January 8-19, 2018, deadline: December 3, 2017

LAST CHANGE TO REGISTER!

LOT Winterschool Amsterdam, January 8-19, 2018

Registration is open until December 3, 2017.


The LOT Winter School 2018 is hosted by the Vrije Universiteit (VU) and organized with support from the Norwegian Graduate Researcher School in Linguistics and Philology (LingPhil). The school takes place from 8 to 19 January 2018 in Amsterdam. There are 18 courses on a wide variety of linguistic topics taught by researchers from all over the world, ranging from introductions to a particular subfield to highly specialized courses. In addition, there are 4 Research Discussion Groups in which the focus will be on the PhD student's own work. The schedule of the school as well as the course descriptions can be found under Schedule.

For more information, see: https://lotschool.nl/education-and-training/lot-sc...


Schultink lecture by Michael Dunn (Uppsala University), VU Amsterdam, 10 January 2018

Michael Dunn, Professor of Language Evolution at Uppsala University is the guest speaker at this Schultink Lecture. Abstract and event details can be found below. This event is open to all.


Date: Wednesday 10th of January


Time: 14.00 - 15.00


Location: VU Main Building, room 15A33


Understanding language through language histories


Behind every attempt to explain the diversity of human language lies a question: What is it exactly that we are trying to explain? How can we characterise the nature of linguistic diversity? It seems inconceivable that the attested languages of the world exhaust the possibilities of linguistic diversity. To recycle SJ Gould's thought experiment of "replaying life's tape", if we replayed the tape of the evolution of languages how much of the repetition would look like the original? What developments in language are inevitable, and what are contingent?


In the study of linguistic diversity we have access to a number of small experiments – the de novodevelopment of Nicaraguan Sign Language, transmission chain experiments with artificial mini-languages – and one big experiment, the “natural experiment” that has resulted in the linguistic diversity observable in the world today. In my research I concentrate on the latter, trying to understand the diversity of language typology not only by observing the diversity which exists, but also by inferring the processes that brought this diversity about. In this effort I am part of a small but growing group of linguists, biologists, and cognitive scientists using computational phylogenetic methods to investigate language diversity as an evolved phenomenon. I will present some recent results touching on the different evolutionary trajectories of different linguistic subsystems, and showing the cumulative effects of social and cognitive biases on language structure over thousands of years.


See also http://evoling.net/ and https://www.lotschool.nl/index.php?cID=3402&ctask=...

De Grote Taaldag (AVT, Anéla, LOT), Utrecht, 3 februari 2018

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DE GROTE TAALDAG

De volgende Grote Taaldag – een gezamenlijk initiatie fvan de AVT, Anéla en LOT – wordt gehouden op zaterdag 3 februari 2018. De Grote Taaldag verenigt de AVT TIN (Taalkunde-in-Nederland)-dag, de ANéLA TTiN (Toegepaste-Taalkunde-in-Nederland)-dag en het Taalgala, waar onder meer de AVT/Anéla Dissertatieprijs uitgereikt wordt. De locatie is, zoals gebruikelijk, Drift 21 en 25 in Utrecht.

Aanmelding

De kosten voor de gehele dag bedragen €25 voor senior AVT/Anéla-leden, €20 voor junior AVT/Anéla-leden (promovendi, studenten en werkzoekende taalkundigen) en €50 voor niet-leden. Hierbij inbegrepen zijn een lunch, koffi een thee, en een afsluitende borrel. In verband met de catering wordt u verzocht zich uiterlijk 31 januari 2018 aan te melden (via de website van de AVT: http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt) en vóór deze datum het inschrijfgeld over te maken (zie hiervoor de gegevens op het online inschrijfformulier). Op de dag zelf kunt u alleen contant betalen.

Abstract indienen

Ieder AVT- of Anéla-lid dat op de GTD een lezing wil geven,kan uiterlijk 10 december 2017 een samenvatting van maximaal 170woorden indienen via de website van de AVT (http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt). Als u van plan of bereid bent uw lezing inhet Engels te houden, kunt u dit aangeven met een Engelse titel en samenvatting in plaats van een Nederlandse. U mag maximaal 2 samenvattingen indienen (1 als eerste auteur, 1 als co-auteur). De lezingen duren 20 minuten, gevolgd door een vragensessie van 5 minuten.

Als u geen bevestiging van ontvangst van uw samenvatting ontvangt, neemt u contact op met Jenny Audring (j.audring@hum.leidenuniv.nl). Mochten er meer sprekers zijn dan plaatsen in het programma, dan zullen de laatst ontvangen abstracts opgenomen worden als ‘alternates’.

Het programmaboekje (inclusief samenvattingen) zal in januari verschijnen op de website: http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt. Ook wordt het boekje per e-mail naar alleAVT- en Anéla-leden gestuurd.

Publicaties

AVT-leden kunnen na de Grote Taaldag een schriftelijke versie van hun lezing indienen voor Linguistics in the Netherlands, een internationaal gelezen en peer-reviewde reeks die sinds 1991 door John Benjamins wordt gepubliceerd (http://benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/avt/main). Linguisticsin the Netherlands heeft een kort publicatietraject: de LIN-bundel verschijnt niet langer dan een half jaar na afronding van de reviewprocedure.Een nieuw voordeel is dat iedere LIN-bundel twee jaar na verschijning ‘open access’ toegankelijk is via de website van Benjamins.

Anéla-leden kunnen een geschreven versie van hun lezing indienen voor The Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics.

We kijken er naar uit u op 3 februari in Utrecht te zien!


THE GROTE TAALDAG

The next Grote Taaldag,co-organised by AVT, LOT and Anéla, will be held on Saturday 3 February 2018. The Grote Taaldag combines the AVT TIN-dag (Linguistics-in-the-Netherlands day) and the Anéla TTiN-dag (Applied-Linguistics-in-the-Netherlands day). The Grote Taaldag will take place in Utrecht, at Drift 21 and 25. The Grote Taaldag also hosts the annual Taalgala, where the AVT/Anéla Dissertation Prize is awarded.

Registration

The registration fee is €25for senior AVT/Anéla members, €20 for junior AVT/Anéla members (PhD students, MA students and unaffiliated linguists)and €50 for non-members. The fee includes lunch, coffee and tea, and drinks afterwards. You are kindly requested to register and pay the conference fee by bank transfer by 31 January 2018 at the latest. For registration, please go to the AVT website (http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt); payment details are provided on the registration form. Onsite payment is only possible in cash.

Abstractsubmission

All AVT and Anéla members are invited to submit an abstract for the Grote Taaldag 2016. Abstracts should be submitted no later than 10 December 2017.They should not exceed 170 words, and must be submitted through the AVT website(http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt). Members can submit no more than 2 abstracts (1 as first author, 1 as co-author). Talks last 20 minutes, plus 5 minutes for questions.

In case you do not receive an automatic confirmation of your submission, please contact Jenny Audring (j.audring@hum.leidenuniv.nl). The available slots in the programme will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

The programme will be finalised in January, when it will appear on the following website: http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt. A programme booklet will also be sent to all AVT and Anéla members by e-mail.

Publications

Following the GTD-dag, AVTmembers are invited to submit a written version of their talk to Linguistics in the Netherlands, aninternationally renowned and peer-reviewed journal published by John Benjamins (http://benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/avt/main). An attractive aspect of Linguistics in the Netherlands is its speed of publication: the journal appears within six months after notification of acceptance. A new advantage is that every volume of Linguistics in the Netherlands will become available via open access two years after publication.

Anéla members can submit a written version of their talk for publication in The Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Utrecht on 3 February!

Kennislink Vakgebied Taalwetenschappen

Kennislink is dé populair-wetenschappelijke website voor het Nederlandse taalgebied: https://bit.ly/1HM9brF


Actueel:

'Taal is belangrijk voor de Catalaanse identiteit'

https://www.nemokennislink.nl/publicaties/taal-is-...

Welke rol speelt het Catalaans in de strijd voor de onafhankelijkheid? En in hoeverre verschilt het eigenlijk van het Spaans? NEMO Kennislink sprak erover met Anna Escofet Vilá, docent Spaans en Catalaans aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam.


Hoe onze hersenen een nieuwe taal leren

https://www.nemokennislink.nl/publicaties/hoe-onze...

Bij het leren van een nieuwe taal zijn er allerlei hersengebieden actief. Al eerder bleek dat een belangrijke rol is weggelegd voor de hippocampus en het gebied van Broca. Een nieuwe fMRI-studie van Leidse onderzoekers laat zien dat ze allebei een eigen rol spelen in de taalverwerving.





Facebookpage LOT

New information about the upcoming LOT schools et cetera can also be found on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/LOT-Landelijke-Onderzoekschool-Taalwetenschap-378098082559910/



Lectures / Talks / Seminars /Colloquia
New season Syntax Interface Lectures Utrecht

We are happy to announce a new season of Syntax Interfacelectures, which starts October 9th. Our speakers this season are Cora Pots,Rint Sybesma and Hans Broekhuis.

Important information: The meetings will take place from16.00 until 17.00, at Trans 8, room 0.19 (A.W. de Grootkamer), Utrecht.

For more information on the talks check out our website: www.uu.nl/syntax-interface.

• December 4: Hans Broekhuis (Meertens Institute)

We are looking forward to seeing you this season,

Alberto Frasson and Jorik van Engeland

UiL OTS Colloquium , Utrecht University, Overview sessions 2017-2018

Overview sessions 2017-2018

December 14th Peter Muysken

January 18th Johan Bos

March 15th Aoju Chen

April 19th -

May 17th Roberta D’Alessandro

June 21st Asifa Majid


Location: Utrecht University, Sweelinckzaal– Drift 21

Time: 15:30

More information: https://uilotscolloquium.wp.hum.uu.nl/


Followed by drinks!

Lecture 'Flexible Word Classes in Oceanic Languages', Amsterdam, December 1, 2017

Lecture 'Flexible Word Classes in Oceanic Languages'

Location: Amsterdam, P.C. Hoofthuis, Spuistraat 134, room 1.04

Date: December 1 2017, 15.15-16.30 uur

Lecturer: Dr. Eva van Lier, ACLC, Assistant Professor Department of Literature and Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam

The abstract can be found on the ACLC website: here

The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) organizes a lecture every second Friday.

After the lectures drinks are served at Spuistraat 134, room 4.02.

For more information: aclc-fgw@uva.nl, tel. 020-5252543

Nijmegen Lectures 2018 'Understanding how children learn language: What progress has been made since 1965?', Nijmegen, February 26-28, 2018

The Nijmegen Lectures committee is pleased to announce that the Nijmegen Lectures 2018 will take place on 26th, 27th, and 28th February. The lectures will be given by Elena Lieven, Professor of Psychology at the University of Manchester and Centre Director of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD) established across the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster. https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/elena...

The title of the lecture series is: Understanding how children learn language: What progress has been made since 1965?


For further information please go to the Nijmegen Lectures website: http://www.mpi.nl/events/nijmegen-lectures-2018

All lectures and seminars are free of charge and open to the public. Please note that registration is required for everybody who plans to attend. We advise you to register as soon as possible because space is limited. You can do so by clicking on this link http://www.mpi.nl/events/nijmegen-lectures-2018/re...


The Nijmegen Lectures will include a poster session on topics related to the 2018 Nijmegen Lectures' theme. We invite abstract submissions for posters, particularly from junior researchers. More information on http://www.mpi.nl/events/nijmegen-lectures-2018/ab...

Deadline for submission is 21st December 2017. We will notify you of decisions regarding presentation by 19th January 2018.


We look forward to seeing you at the Nijmegen Lectures.

The 2018 Nijmegen Lectures organizing committee: Christina Bergmann, Susanne Brouwer, Saoradh Favier, Caroline Rowland, Tineke Snijders, Connie de Vos

Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
Workshop 'Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw', Leiden, December 8, 2017

De Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw is eenjaarlijkse workshop waar taalkundigen vanuit verschillende achtergronden(disciplines, theorieën) in debat gaan over thema’s die betrekking hebbenop de zinsbouw van het Nederlands.

De elfde editie van DNZ zal plaatsvinden in Leiden

Tijdstip: 8 december 2017, 9.15-18.00 uur
Locatie: U. Leiden, Lipsiusgebouw (Cleveringaplaats 1),zaal 148
Lokale organisatie: Margo Starkenburg

Het programma van deze editie van de 11e Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw vindt u hier.

Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw


Programma elfde editie (2017)

De Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw is een jaarlijkse workshop waar taalkundigen vanuit verschillende achtergronden (disciplines, theorieën) in debat gaan over thema’s die betrekking hebben op de zinsbouw van het Nederlands. Het overkoepelende thema van dit jaar betreft de relatie tussen de synchrone syntaxis van het Nederlands en andere gebieden van de taalkunde. Iedereen is welkom: deelname is gratis.

De belangrijkste informatie vindt u hieronder. Voor praktische informatie en eventuele updates verwijzen wij u naar de DNZ-website.

Tijdstip: 8 december 2017, 9.15-18.00 uur

Locatie: U. Leiden, Lipsiusgebouw (Cleveringaplaats 1), zaal 148

Lokale organisatie: Margo van Starkenburg

Programma:

Inloop en welkomstwoord (9.15-9.45)

Dialectologie en NL zinsbouw (9.45-11.00)

Spreker: Jeroen van Craenenbroek (KU Leuven)

Respondent: Reinhild Vandekerckhove (Universiteit Antwerpen)

Semantiek en NL zinsbouw (11.30-12.45):

Spreker: Yoad Winter (Universiteit Utrecht)

Respondent: Mark de Vries (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

Stilistiek en NL zinsbouw (13.45-15.30):

Spreker: Arie Verhagen (Universiteit Leiden)

Respondent: Wim Klooster (Hoogleraar emeritus UvA)

Inaugurale rede Sjef Barbiers (16.00-17.30 uur)

Titel: De zonnige toekomst van de Nederlandse taalkunde

locatie: Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 73

Workshop Sociolinguistics: Language, place and belonging, Maastricht University, 12 January 2018

Workshop Sociolinguistics: Language, place and belonging

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Where:Grote Gracht, Maastricht

When:12 January 10:30-13.00


Keynote Speakers

Barbara Johnstone, Carnegie Mellon University

Pia Quist, University of Copenhagen


To celebrate Lotte Thissen’s thesis’ defense Talking in and out of place. Ethnographic reflections on language, place, and (un)belonging in Limburg, the Netherlands at Maastricht University, the chair Languageculture in Limburg organizes a workshop. Everyone is welcome after registration at: secr.hislk@maastrichtuniversity.nl


Programme


10.00 – 10.25 Welcome (tea, coffee)


10.30 Opening Leonie Cornips (UM/Meertens Institute)


10.35 – 10.50 Pia Quist (University of Copenhagen)

The Copenhagen Language and Place Project: New Insights

10.50 – 11.00 SURPRISE


11.00-11.10 Jolien Makkinga (UM/Meertens Institute)

“Hi Honey”: address terms in a nursing home and belonging

11.10-11.20 Nantke Pecht (UM)

Mixed language practices in a former mining district: The case of Eisden- Cité

11.20-11.30 Charles van Leeuwen (UM)

Regional identity in Limburgian songs: some patterns


BREAK


11.50-12.00 Lysbeth Jongbloed (UM/FA)

Local identity construction on social media


12.00-12.10 Pomme van de Weerd (UM)

Social categorization and linguistic identification among vocational school pupils in Venlo


12.10-12.25 Barbara Johnstone (Carnegie Mellon University)

How I Got Interested in Language and Place




12.25 – 12.45 Discussion I: PhD research

Barbara Johnstone, Pia Quist and Charles van Leeuwen based on 1 question by each PhD student about their own research


12.45 – 12.55 Discussion II: Language, place and belonging

Lotte Thissen (UM)



LUNCH (own budget) Register for lunch at: secr.hislk@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Workshop 'Unergative predicates: Architecture and Variation', Bilbao, January 18-19, 2018

UNERGATIVE PREDICATES: Architecture andVariation

The research centers Structures Formelles duLangage (UMR 7023, CNRS/Paris 8) and IKER (UMR5478, CNRS), and the research groups Bas&Be (FFI2014-51878-PUPV/EHU) and theBilingual Mind (IT665-13 UPV/EHU) co-organize the workshop 'Unergativepredicates: Architecture and Variation', to be held in Bilbao, BasqueCountry, on January 18-19, 2018.

The goal of the workshop is togather researchers working currently on unergative verbs and to provide a forumof discussion on recent advances in this field.

PROGRAM

Thursday, January 18th

9:00 – 9:30

Registration

9:30 – 9:45

Opening

9:45 – 10:45

Invited speaker: Gillian Ramchand (Universityof Tromsø)

“Structural vs. Lexical Aspects ofMeaning: The Case of Unergatives”

10:45 – 11:15

Antonio Fábregas & Rafael Marín(University of Tromsø & CNRS - Universite Lille 3)

“The puzzle of inherently reflexivepredicates: passives and auxilaries”

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 12:15

Svitlana Antonyuk (University of Vienna)

“Unergativity: New Insights fromDitransitives”

12:15 – 13:15

Poster session

13:15 – 15:00

Lunch

15:00 – 15:30

Rebecca Tollan (University of Toronto)

“Unergative vP, transitive VoiceP: two typesof external argument”

15:30 – 16:00

Grant Armstrong (University ofWisconsin-Madison)

“An unergative Voice morpheme: Yucatec Maya-n”

16:00 – 16:30

Francesco Pinzin ("Ca' Foscari"University of Venice)

“Impossible Accusatives. The loss of theMiddle morphology in Late Latin and its consequences on case marking”

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 – 17:30

Patricia Irwin (Swarthmore College)

“Bodies, motion, and the meaning of unergativeRoots”

17:30 – 18:00

Beth Levin & Bonnie Krejci (StanfordUniversity)

“Talking about the weather: Two construals ofprecipitation events in English”

18:00 – 18:15

Closing

Friday, January 19th

9:45 – 10:45

Invited speaker: Fabienne Martin (Universityof Stuttgart)

“Behavior-related unergative verbs fromadjectives”

10:45 – 11:15

Faruk Akkus & Balkiz Ozturk (University ofPennsylvania & Bogazici University)

“Cognate Objects as a diagnostics forunergatives: A Case Study of Sason Arabic”

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 12:15

Balkiz Ozturk Basaran (Bogazici University)

“Transitive Unergatives in Pazar Laz”

12:15 – 12:45

Niina Ning Zhang (National Chung-ChengUniversity)

“Selection and the Unergative-UnaccusativeContrast”

12:45 – 13:15

Gillen Martinez de La Hidalga, Itziar Laka& Adam Zawiszewski (University of the Basque Country)

“The electrophysiology of unergative andunaccusative sentence processing in Basque”

13:15 – 15:00

Lunch

15:00 – 15:30

Sebastià Salvà I Puig (UAB)

“Unaccusatives beyond unaccusatives:Split auxiliary selection with affected subjects in Old Majorcan Catalan”

15:30 – 16:00

Alison Biggs (University of Pennsylvania)

“Objects in unergative structures”

16:00 – 16:30

Boris Haselbach (University of Stuttgart)

“How to dance: On the unergative andunaccusative nature of Germanic verbs of bodily movement”

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 – 18:00

Invited speaker: Alec Marantz (NYU)

“Unergativity and the Autonomy of Syntax”

18:00 – 18:15

Closing

Poster session:

Patty Garet (alternate speaker)(U. Paris Diderot/LLF)

“Structure of French a-prefixed deadjectival verbs”.

Thomas Lee, Yaqiao Lu &Waltraud Paul

(The Chinese University of HongKong & CRLAO, CNRS-EHESS-INALCO)

“Unergative verbs in MandarinChinese”.

Luana Amaral & MárciaCançado (UFMG)

“The lexical semantics ofunergative verbs: primitive predicates, roots and ontological types”.

David Basilico (UAB)

“Reversing the projection:Externally and internally caused change of state verbs in Salish”.

Social dinner on Thursday,at 21:00.

International Winterschool on Big Data, Timișoara, Romania, January 22-26, 2018

4th INTERNATIONAL WINTER SCHOOL ON BIG DATA

BigDat 2018

Timișoara, Romania

January 22-26, 2018

Organized by:

West University of Timișoara

Rovira i Virgili University

http://grammars.grlmc.com/BigDat2018/

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SCOPE:

BigDat 2018 will be a research training event with a global scope aiming at updating participants about the most recent advances in the critical and fast developing area of big data, which covers a large spectrum of current exciting research and industrial innovation with an extraordinary potential for a huge impact on scientific discoveries, medicine, engineering, business models, and society itself. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the audience.

Most big data subareas will be displayed, namely foundations, infrastructure, management, search and mining, security and privacy, and applications (to biological and health sciences, to business, finance and transportation, to online social networks, etc.). Major challenges of analytics, management and storage of big data will be identified through 2 keynote lectures, 25 five-hour and fifteen-minute courses, and 1 round table, which will tackle the most active and promising topics. The organizers are convinced that outstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated students. Interaction will be a main component of the event.

An open session will give participants the opportunity to present their own work in progress in 5 minutes. Also, there will be two special sessions with industrial and recruitment profiles.

ADDRESSED TO:

Master students, PhD students, postdocs, and industry practitioners will be typical profiles of participants. However, there are no formal pre-requisites for attendance in terms of academic degrees. Since there will be a variety of levels, specific knowledge background may be assumed for some of the courses. Overall, BigDat 2018 is addressed to students, researchers and practitioners who want to keep themselves updated about recent developments and future trends. All will surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers, industry leaders and innovators.

STRUCTURE:

3 courses will run in parallel during the whole event. Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they wish to attend as well as to move from one to another.

VENUE:

BigDat 2018 will take place in Timișoara, which has been nominated one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2021. The venue will be:

Universitatea de Vest

Blvd. Vasile Parvân, nr. 4

300223 Timișoara

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: (to be completed)

tba

PROFESSORS AND COURSES:

Paul Bliese (University of South Carolina), [introductory/intermediate] Using R for Mixed-effects (Multilevel) Models

Hendrik Blockeel (KU Leuven), [intermediate] Decision Trees for Big Data Analytics

Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano), [intermediate] tba

Nick Duffield (Texas A&M University), [introductory/intermediate] Sampling for Big Data

Sašo Džeroski (Jožef Stefan Institute), [introductory/intermediate] Multi-target Prediction: Techniques and Applications

Geoffrey C. Fox (Indiana University, Bloomington), [intermediate] Integration of HPC, Big Data Analytics and Software Ecosystem

Minos Garofalakis (Technical University of Crete), [intermediate/advanced] Data Streaming Analytics

David W. Gerbing (Portland State University), [introductory] Data Visualization with R

Maurizio Lenzerini (Sapienza University of Rome), [intermediate/advanced] Semantic Technologies for Open Data Publishing

Bing Liu (University of Illinois, Chicago), [intermediate/advanced] Lifelong Learning and its Applications in NLP

B.S. Manjunath (University of California, Santa Barbara), [introductory] Unstructured (Big) Data

Folker Meyer (Argonne National Laboratory), [introductory/intermediate] Efficient Multi Cloud Execution of Reproducible Data Analytics using Common Workflow Language, AWE and SHOCK

Wladek Minor (University of Virginia), [introductory/advanced] Big Data in Biomedical Sciences

Fionn Murtagh (University of Huddersfield), [introductory/advanced] The New Science of Big Data Analytics, Based on the Geometry and the Topology of Complex, Hierarchic Systems

Raymond Ng (University of British Columbia), [introductory] Mining and Summarizing Text Conversations

Srinivasan Parthasarathy (Ohio State University), [introductory/intermediate] Network Science Fundamentals

Hanan Samet (University of Maryland, College Park), [introductory/intermediate] Sorting in Space: Multidimensional, Spatial, and Metric Data Structures for Applications in Spatial Databases, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Location-based Services

Kyuseok Shim (Seoul National University), [introductory/intermediate] MapReduce Algorithms for Big Data Analysis

Jaideep Srivastava (Qatar Computing Research Institute), [introductory/intermediate] Social Computing

Jeffrey Ullman (Stanford University), [introductory] Big-data Algorithms That Aren't Machine Learning

Pascal Van Hentenryck (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), [intermediate] Big Data in Transportation and Mobility

Sebastián Ventura (University of Córdoba), [intermediate/advanced] Pattern Mining on Big Data

Haixun Wang (Facebook), [intermediate/advanced] Understanding Natural Language: End-to-end and Structure Learning Approaches

Xiaowei Xu (University of Arkansas, Little Rock), [introductory/advanced] Mining Big Networked Data

Zhongfei Zhang (Binghamton University), [introductory/advanced] Relational and Media Data Learning and Knowledge Discovery

OPEN SESSION

An open session will collect 5-minute voluntary presentations of work in progress by participants. They should submit a half-page abstract containing title, authors, and summary of the research to david.silva409 (at) yahoo.com by January 15, 2018.

INDUSTRIAL SESSION:

A session will be devoted to demonstrations of practical applications of big data in industry. Companies interested in contributing are welcome to submit a 1-page abstract containing the program of the demonstration, the duration requested and the logistics necessary. At least one of the people participating in the demonstration should have registered for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to david.silva409 (at) yahoo.com by January 15, 2018.

EMPLOYER SESSION:

Firms searching for personnel well skilled in big data will have a space reserved for one-to-one contacts. At least one of the people in charge of the search should have registered for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to david.silva409 (at) yahoo.com by January 15, 2018.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Carlos Martín-Vide (co-chair)

Viorel Negru

Manuel J. Parra Royón

Dana Petcu

Monica Sancira (co-chair)

David Silva

REGISTRATION:

It has to be done at

http://grammars.grlmc.com/BigDat2018/registration....

The selection of up to 8 courses requested in the registration template is only tentative and non-binding. For the sake of organization, it will be helpful to have an approximation of the respective demand for each course. During the event, participants will be free to attend the courses they wish.

Since the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will be processed on a first come first served basis. The registration period will be closed and the on-line registration facility disabled if the capacity of the venue is exhausted. It is highly recommended to register prior to the event.

FEES:

Fees comprise access to all courses and lunches. There are several early registration deadlines. Fees depend on the registration deadline.

ACCOMMODATION:

Suggestions for accommodation will be available in due time.

CERTIFICATE:

Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance indicating the number of hours of lectures.

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

david.silva409 (at) yahoo.com

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Conference 'Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics', Ahwaz, Iran, February 1-2, 2018

Title of conference: The Second International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics

Date: 1-2 February, 2018

Venue: Ahwaz, Iran

Website: http://llld.ir/en/

The Second International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics is organized by Pazoheshgaran Andishmand Institute (Ahwaz, Iran) in association with different universities such as Shahid Chemran University of Ahvaz.

The conference will be dedicated to current issues of different languages and dialects such as Persian, Arabic, Kurdish and Turkish.

Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of different languages, dialects and linguistics in English, Arabic or Persian. Such an approach suggests that a linguistic study is no longer limited within a certain field; knowledge from different fields cultivates diversity in linguistic study. Recognizing this trend, the conference organizing committee aims to provide a platform for researchers and scholars from various fields to exchange ideas.

The selective papers of the conference will be published in journals such as Journal of English Language Teaching and will be indexed in CIVILICA (All the services regarding publication and index of the articles are free of charge).



Workshop Argument Structure across Modalities (ASAM2018), University of Amsterdam, February 1-2, 2018

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to the workshop Argument Structure across Modalities (ASAM2018), which will take place at the University of Amsterdam on February 1-2, 2018.

The workshop is devoted to research on argument structure across modalities (i.e. in spoken and signed languages and gesture). The speakers will discuss how data from different languages and different modalities contributes to theoretical and typological research in the domain of argument structure.

The program of the workshop can be found here: https://asam2018.wordpress.com/program/. The following scholars have kindly agreed to participate in the workshop as invited speakers: prof. Elena Benedicto, prof. Gillian Ramchand, prof. Tal Siloni, and prof. Markus Steinbach.

Venue: The workshop will take place at the University of Amsterdam, 432 REC-M, Plantage Muidergracht 12, 1018 TV Amsterdam.

Interpreting: All talks will be interpreted into International Sign and Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT).

Registration: Participation in the workshop is free, but we kindly ask you to register BEFORE JANUARY 15th by filling in the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/9BO08g7djpz3qdBz2

For more information and updates see the website: https://asam2018.wordpress.com/

Organizers:

Roland Pfau; Enoch O. Aboh; Vadim Kimmelman; Marloes Oomen; Vanja de Lint

Sociolinguistics circle 2018, Maastricht University, April 6, 2018

The Sociolinguistics Circle aims at bringing together students and researchers of language variation, sociolinguistics and social dynamics of language with a connection to the Low Countries. The initiative organizes conferences and meetings about sociolinguistics.


The first of these was hosted by the University of Groningen in March 2014, the second one by Ghent University 2015, the third one by Radboud University 2016, the fourth one by Tilburg University 2017. The 2018 edition will be hosted by Maastricht University, and will take place on 6 april 2018. For this fifth edition, we invite BA and MA students to submit their work for (poster) presentation.zie: https://sociolinguisticscircle2018.wordpress.com/

Conference on Frisian Humanities, Leeuwarden, 23-26 April 2018

The Fryske Akademy organizes its 1st Conference on Frisian Humanities

Date

23 to 26 April 2018

Location

City Theatre "De Harmonie" in Leeuwarden

The event is part of ‘Lân fan taal’ (country of languages) of Leeuwarden-Fryslân European Capital of Culture.

The conference aims to provide a forum for scientific debate with an international perspective about language and culture in Frisian regions.

The Conference on Frisian Humanities consists of a series of five symposia, focusing on the following topics:

23-24 April

- Language and Linguistics

- Literature (Dutch conference)

- Medieval Frisia

25-26 April

- Multilingualism

- Urban Histories

Please mark the dates on your calendar. More information (about programme content, registration as well as proposal submission) will follow soon.

Contact organization

info@frisianhumanities.nl or call +31 (0)58 2045200

UNILOG-World Congress and School on Universal Logic, Vichy, France, June 16-26, 2018

The 6th UNILOG - WORLD CONGRESS AND SCHOOL ON UNIVERSAL LOGIC

will take place in Vichy, France, June 16-26, 2018

after previous editions in Montreux 2005, Xi'an 2007, Lisbon 2010, Rio

2013 and Istanbul 2015:

http://www.uni-log.org/vichy2018


Along these years UNILOG has been a leading international logical event

with the participation of many famous logicians such as Wilfrid Hodges,

Daniele Mundici, Saul Kripke, Jaakko Hintikka, Dov Gabbay, Arnon Avron,

Benedikt Löwe, David Makinson, Yde Venema, Newton da Costa, Mike Dunn,

Val Goranko, Yuri Gurevich, Janusz Czelakowski, Stephen Read, Sara Negri,

Arnold Koslow, Peter Schröder-Heister, Gila Sher, Hiroakira Ono, John Corcoran,

Hartry Field, Gerhard Jaeger, Ernest Lepore, Marcus Kracht, Melvin Fitting,

Luciano Floridi, Patrick Blackburn, Jan Wolenski, Krister Segerberg,

Dale Jacquette, Sun-Joo Shin, Jouko Väänänen, John Woods and many

more.


UNILOG is a logic event in a broad sense. It gathers people from many horizons

(philosophy, mathematics, linguistics, computer science, semiotics, cognitive science ...)

and the idea is to promote interaction between all these people.


The previous edition in Istanbul gathered more than 400 logicians from

about 50 different countries.

For the 6th edition we will follow a similar format:

- A school of logic of 5 days with 30 tutorials

- A congress of 6 days with about 30 sessions/workshops

- Award of Logic Prizes from about 10 countries

- A secret speaker (speaker whose identity is revealed only at the time

of her / its / his speech).


Vichy is a charming relaxing thermal city at the middle of France,

developed by Napoleon III in the second half of the 19th century, who in

particular created beautiful parks with species of trees from all over

the world. Vichy, in the Duchy of Bourbon, a region full of castles,

is a small city, where it is possible to go everywhere just by walking.

The event will take place at the university campus nearby the Celestins spring,

the banks of the Allier river (where it is possible to swim) and the city center.

June is a very nice time to be in Vichy with lots of animations,

including on June 21 a very lively musical day celebrating summertime.


Deadline to submit an abstract: September 15, 2017


Looking forward to seeing you in Vichy in June 2018

Jean-Yves Beziau (University of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)

Christophe Rey (University Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, LIMOS)

Organizers of UNILOG'2018

Job Announcements / Vacancies
PhD program in Linguistics or Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Delaware, USA

The Brain Organization for Language and Literacy Development (BOLD) Lab at the University of Delaware, Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, is seeking graduate students with interests in language, literacy, and cognitive development. The BOLD Lab uses MRI and functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) neuroimaging technology in combination with genetic and behavioral analyses, including field neuroimaging in rural sub-Saharan Africa. Research focuses on children’s development including language (bilingualism, signed languages), reading, and cognition.

Potential graduate students can apply to the PhD program in Linguistics or Psychological and Brain Sciences. Interested students from linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, and/or related fields should contact the laboratory director, Dr. Kaja Jasinska (http://www.haskins.yale.edu/staff/jasinska/), at jasinska@udel.edu. Please also review application procedures and requirements in the following departmental links:

- https://www.lingcogsci.udel.edu/grad/phd-in-lingui...

- https://www.psych.udel.edu/graduate/for-prospectiv...



PhD position linguistics/historical linguistics, University of Tübingen, Germany, deadline: 30 November 2017

Doctoral position (E 13 TV-L, 65%)

DFG Center for Advanced Studies, „Words, Bones, Genes, Tools“

The University of Tübingen offers one

doctoral position (E 13 TV-L, 65%)

in the junior research group “The language dynamics of the ancient Central Andes”. The position will be available from March 1st 2018 and run for three years.

The newly established junior research group is directed by Dr. Matthias Urban, and is associated with the DFG Center for Advanced Studies “Words, Bones, Genes, Tools”. The group will investigate processes of language contact and language shift in the prehistoric Central Andes to contribute to a fine-grained, interdisciplinary understanding of Andean prehistory. The group will embrace the full linguistic diversity of the Central Andes, including the many 'minor' (that is, non-Quechuan and non-Aymaran languages) and will also consider the relation of Central Andean languages to those of the lowlands to the east.

For his/her thesis, the successful applicant will investigate lexical correlates of prehistoric exchange and trade within and across the Central Andes. To this end, s/he will create a database of items that are known to have been exchanged in prehistory with associated metadata. S/he will then proceed to compile lexical equivalents in a broad array of relevant Central Andean, other North and South Andean, and Western Amazonian languages. The aim is to attain a comprehensive record of shared lexical material in Western South America which, when visualized, can shed light on ancient trade relations and routes.

Applicants must hold a Master’s (or equivalent) degree in linguistics or a closely related field and be willing to work towards a PhD. Research experience in historical linguistics, contact linguistics, and/or South American indigenous languages is desirable. Applicants should be team players with high social competence. It is also crucial that they be eager to engage with evidence from disciplines other than linguistics, particularly archaeology. As far as language skills are concerned, applicants should be fluent in English and have at least reading knowledge of Spanish. In addition, the promotion regulations of the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Tübingen require doctoral candidates in General Linguistics to have knowledge of a classical language. If not demonstrable, applicants must attend a course on the structure of such a language during their studies in Tübingen.

Applications are to be written in English and should include a letter of motivation, a CV, scans of academic degree certificates, a sample of academic writing (e.g. the Master’s thesis), and a letter of recommendation.

Applications should be submitted electronically no later than November 30th 2017 to the project administrator, Dr. Monika Doll, at monika.doll[at]ifu.uni-tuebingen, who can also be contacted in case of questions.

The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women academics to apply for these positions. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. The employment will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/universitaet/stellenangebote/newsfullview-stellenangebote/article/doctoral-position-e-13-tv-l-65.html

Postdoctoral positions Formal Linguistics Group, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, deadline: 15 December 2017

Upcoming call for postdoctoral positions in Spain: expressions of interest in the Formal Linguistics Group at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona)

The Formal Linguistics Group (GLiF, Grup de Lingüística Formal) at Pompeu Fabra University would like to draw the attention of young postdoctoral researchers in Linguistics to the imminent opening of two different calls for a number of 2-year postdoctoral contracts within the “Juan de la Cierva” program of the Spanish Ministry for Economy, Industry, and Competitiveness (MINEICO).


1) Ayudas para contratos Juan de la Cierva-formación: For early stage researchers who were awarded their PhD between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2017. The application period will start on 21 December 2017 and will end on 11 January 2018. The currently available information about the call can be found here (in Spanish):

http://www.idi.mineco.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/me...


2) Ayudas para contratos Juan de la Cierva-incorporación: For researchers who were awarded their PhD between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2015 The application period will start on 20 December 2017 and will end on 10 January 2018. The currently available information about the call can be found here (in Spanish):

http://www.idi.mineco.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/me...

Applications by eligible candidates must be supported by a member of a department or research center within Spain, willing to incorporate the successful applicant.


GLiF encourages qualified candidates, working in areas within the research scope of the group, to send their expression of interest to the intended supporter for the postdoctoral contract and to the group’s coordinator, Josep Quer (josep.quer@upf.edu). Interested candidates must send their cv, a short expression of interest and the link to their webpage, if available, by 15 December 2017.

The main research areas in the group are the following ones:

• Agreement

• Argument structure

• Clinical linguistics

• Distributional/distributed approaches to computational semantics

• Experimental pragmatics and semantics

• Formal pragmatics and formal models of discourse structure

• Information structure

• Interplay between computational linguistics and linguistic theory: computational semantics, semantic theory, and grounding language in vision

• Language change

• Morphology-syntax interface

• Philosophy of language

• Probabilistic semantics

• Sign language grammar and discourse

• Syntax-semantics interface

• Theoretical linguistics

For more detailed information and contact details, visit the pages of the GLiF faculty members.

Please note that GLiF itself is neither the grant-awarding body nor a department, nor the only group based at an institution that might incorporate successful applicants. Please note also that support from members of the group is not automatic but subject to their agreement in the light of the candidate’s academic profile and the ability to fulfill the teaching requirements of the Department of Translation and Language Sciences (80 hours/year). In addition, each supporter is only allowed to back one applicant.

PhD IMPRS Fellowships, Nijmegen, January 2, 2018

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences is once again recruiting three candidates for its coveted IMPRS Fellowships. The Fellowships are intended to encourage interdisciplinary language research that takes advantage of the high concentration of top-rated expertise and facilities available in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Each PhD position is funded for four years with a preferred start date of September 1, 2018.


The IMPRS is the leading research school in the world devoted to studying the foundations of human language. It is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and its partner institutes at the Radboud University: the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and the Centre for Language Studies. The research school offers unrivalled training, top facilities ranging from genetics labs, advanced brain imaging techniques to a virtual reality lab, and an outstanding interdisciplinary environment.


For more information, please visit http://www.mpi.nl/people/vacancies/imprs-fellowshi...


The application deadline is January 2, 2018 (midnight CET).

Kindly send queries with "IMPRS 2018 application" in the subject line to imprs@mpi.nl.

PhD Positions, University of Alberta, Canada, deadline: January 10, 2018

We are seeking 4-year full-time graduate students at the PhD level, beginning in September 2018, within several collaborative research projects for Understanding Children’s Processing of Reference, funded by SSHRC and lead by Dr. Juhani Jarvikivi at the Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics (CCP), Department of Linguistics, the University of Alberta.

Applicants should have a Masters degree in Linguistics, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics, or a related field and have a strong interest in the key areas of psycholinguistics relevant for the research, child language acquisition, and/or language processing across the life-span. Excellent communication skills, a good command of English, and the ability to work in teams are required. In addition, computational and/or statistical skills (R statistical environment, Linear-Mixed Modeling, Generalized Additive Modelling) and prior experience in eye tracking methods are a plus, but not a requirement. Qualified applicants will need to apply through the normal admission process and meet the Department’s admission criteria (https://www.ualberta.ca/linguistics/graduate/admissions). Despite the fact that the position is for 4 years, it is expected that the selected candidates will apply for predoctoral grants from national and local funding agencies.

The Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics is a major venue of experimental research in language processing in North America and a lively research environment that attracts undergraduate and graduate students and senior staff across faculties and disciplines. The CCP research facilities include several SR Research Eyelink eye trackers (including brand new Portable Duo trackers), SMI ETG2 mobile eye tracking glasses, a Biosemi EEG system, Noldus observation and editing facilities, and up-to-date sound recording and processing facilities (including sound-treated booths). In addition to the facilities and contacts, the student benefits from the Annual Spring Training in Experimental Psycholinguistics (STEP@CCP - ccp.artsrn.ualberta.ca/step/) as well as training and training events organized within the SSHRC funded Partnered Training Initiative Words in the World (Jarvikivi is a co-investigator).

If you are interested in these positions, please email Juhani Jarvikivi directly (jarvikivi@ualberta.ca) with:

- max. two-page statement of research interests and relevant background;

- curriculum vitae (including possible publications and presentations);

- transcripts of university studies; and

- contact details of two academic referees.

In order to meet the Department Admissions deadline (January, 10, 2018), you should contact Dr. Jarvikivi as soon as possible, but preferably by December 1, 2017. For further information, please consult the department website (https://www.ualberta.ca/linguistics/) and/or email jarvikivi@ualberta.ca.

Application Mailing Address:

2-40 Assiniboia Hall

Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta

Edmonton Alberta T6G 2E7

Canada

Postdoc positions, Linguistics Universität Potsdam, deadline: until the positions are filled.

Linguistics at Universität Potsdam is looking to fill a number of positions under the auspices of a just funded institutional grant (known as an SFB) on the theme of variability and its limits in language (DFG announcement from May 26 2017: http://www.dfg.de/service/presse/pressemitteilungen/2017/pressemitteilung_nr_16/). An official announcement of the positions will be distributed soon via linguist list and so on. Snippets of some of the positions are as follows:

- PI Höhle & Gafos, 1 Postdoctoral Research Scientist position: on 14-month-old children; word-learning experiments; experimental methods are mainly habituation and looking paradigms including analysis of pupil dilation; (re-)synthesis of acoustic parameters expressing contrasts (in voicing or place) and (co-)variability of parameters expressing such contrasts; representative publication: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...

- PI Gafos, 1 Postdoctoral Research Scientist position: Electromagnetic Articulometry; dynamical modeling of speech production; gestural coordination in (among other languages) Spanish and German; three hours of teaching per week in phonetics, phonology and signal processing; representative publication: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1040741...


- PI Bürki, 1 Postdoctoral Research Scientist position: on the time course of word production processes in adults using EEG, Eye-tracking, and Bayesian modeling; representative publication: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...


Prior relevant research experience and publications are a must but field of PhD is not in itself critical. Responsibilities include: original research; assisting with design and execution of experiments; statistical analysis; method use in the domains specified in the list of positions; and participating in writing of papers as part of the research team. Responsibilities may vary depending on the position (again, see contact info below for questions). Ocupancy is sought from July 2017 on; the recruitment process will continue until the positions are filled. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the PIs for further questions (PI emails can be found in their respective webpages).

Calls for papers for events
2nd CfP: ICCS 2018, Edinburgh, UK, 20-22 June 2018, deadline: November 30, 2017

Call for Papers: International Conference on Conceptual Structures 2018 http://blogs.napier.ac.uk/iccs/ Conference dates: 20th - 22nd June 2018

Location: Edinburgh, UK


Co-located event:

10th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2018/


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The International Conferences on Conceptual Structures (ICCS) focus on the formal analysis and representation of conceptual knowledge, at the crossroads of artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computational linguistics, and related areas of computer science. The ICCS conferences evolved from a series of seven annual workshops on conceptual graphs, starting with an informal gathering hosted by John F. Sowa in 1986.

Recently, graph-based knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR) paradigms are getting more and more attention. The aim of the ICCS 2018 conference is to build upon its long standing expertise in graph-based KRR and focus on providing modelling, formal and application results of graph-based systems.


ICCS 2018 will be co-located with Diagrams 2018, held in Edinburgh, at Edinburgh Napier University. The conference welcomes contributions that address graph-based representation and reasoning paradigms (e.g. Bayesian Networks (BNs), Semantic Networks (SNs), RDF(S), Conceptual Graphs (CGs), Formal Concept Analysis (FCA), CP-Nets, GAI-Nets, Graph Databases, Diagrams, etc.) from a modelling, theoretical and application viewpoint:


-Modelling results will investigate concrete real world needs for graph-based representation, how certain use cases are of interest to the graph community, how using graphs can bring added (business) value, what kind of graph representation is needed for a given case, etc.


-Technical results will include fundamental graph theory based results for novel structures for representation, extensions of existing structures for added expressivity, conciseness, optimisation algorithms for reasoning, reasoning explanation, etc.


-Papers reporting on application experience will be expected to demonstrate the benefits of the graph-based proposed solutions in the context of the use case studied with respect to other possible solutions, where available.


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The main research topics are:

-Knowledge Management,

-Knowledge Architectures,

-Reasoning under Inconsistency,

-Knowledge Representation and Uncertainty,

-Contextual Logic,

-Constraint Satisfaction,

-Decision Making,

-Argumentation,

-Ontologies,

-Semantic Web,

-Web of Data,

-Web 2.0,

-Conceptual Knowledge Acquisition,

-Data Mining,

-Text Mining,

-Natural Language Processing,

-Linguistics,

-Metaphoric, Cultural or Semiotic Considerations,

-Resource Allocation and Agreement Technologies.


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Submission Information

We invite scientific papers of up to fourteen pages and posters of up to three pages.


Dates

For each paper, an abstract must be submitted by November 30, 2017, with full papers being due on December 7, 2017.

Posters do not require advanced abstract submission and should be submitted by December 22, 2017.

Paper Reviews Sent to Authors: January 15, 2018 Rebuttals Due: January 19, 2018


Papers and posters must be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS style guidelines and not exceed the page limit.

The submission is to be done via EasyChair:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iccs2018.


All paper submissions will be refereed and authors will have the opportunity to respond to reviewers’ comments during the rebuttal phase. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings, published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series.


Poster submissions will also be refereed but will not be included in the conference proceedings.

At least one author of each accepted paper or poster must register for the conference and present the paper or poster there.

Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by DBLP.



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Program Committee


Simon Andres, Sheffield Hallam University, UK Mouin Bernard, Laval University, Canada Peggy Celier, IRISA/INSA Rennes, France Dan Corbett, Optimodal Technologies Olivier Corby, INRIA, France Madalina Croitoru, Universite Montpellier II, France Licong Cui, University of Kentucky, USA Juliette Dibie-Barthelemy, AgroParisTech, France Pavlin Dobrev, ProSyst Labs Florent Domenach, Akita International University, Japan Catherine Faron Zucker, Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis, France Olivier Haemmerle, Universite Toulouse le Mirail, France Jan Hladik, DHBW Stuttgart, Germany John Howse, University of Brighton, UK Dmitry Ignatov, National Research University Mateja Jamnik, University of Cambridge, UK Adil Kabbaj, INSEA Mary Keeler, VivoMind Inc.

Steffen Lohmann, Fraunhofer IAIS

Natalia Loukachevitch, Moscow State University, Russia Pierre Marquis, Universite Artois, France Franck Michel, Universite Cote d'Azur, France Sergei Obiedkov, National Research University Yoshiaki Okubo, Hokkaido University, Japan Heather D. Pfeiffer, Akamai Physics, Inc.

Simon Polovina, Sheffield Hallam University, UK Uta Preiss, Ostfalia University Sebastian Rudolph, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany Eric Salvat, IMERIR Fatiha Sais, Unversite Paris-Sud, France Iaian Stalker, University of Manchester, UK Gem Stapleton, University of Brighton, UK Michael Tomazo, INRIA, France Serena Villata, CNRS, France Martime Watmough, Sheffield Hallam University, UK Peter Ohrstrom, Aalborg University, Denmark.

CfP '10th International Workshop on Language Production', Radboud University & the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, July 2-4 2017, deadline: December 1, 2017

We are pleased to announce the 10th jubilee meeting of the International Workshop on Language Production (IWLP 2018) in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, hosted by Radboud University and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. The workshop is a venue for multi-disciplinary discussion of state-of-the-art cognitive science research on how the brain produces language. Each event is organized around poster sessions and hour-long keynote-style talks. The Nijmegen workshop will have a slightly different structure from its predecessors. Pim Levelt's book Speaking was published in 1989. To commemorate the (almost) 30th anniversary of Speaking, an important aim of the workshop is to review how research in the field of language production has progressed since 1989 and to discuss where production research should go in the future.


---Call for Posters---

All workshop participants are invited to submit abstracts for the poster sessions. We welcome posters presenting theoretical, experimental and/or computational research on any aspect of normal or disordered language production.


Poster submissions should be sent to iwlp2018@mpi.nl with the word Abstract in the subject line. Poster abstracts should be limited to 300 words and submitted in the body of the message in plain text. Please be sure to indicate author names and affiliations in the message. Due to space limitations, we can only accept one first-authored submission per individual.


---Important Dates---

Poster abstract submissions open: December 1, 2017. Poster abstract submissions close: April 30, 2018. Abstract acceptance notification: Within one month after submission. Workshop dates: July 2-4, 2018


---Confirmed Speakers---

Gary Dell

Jennifer Arnold

David Kemmerer

Anna Pappafragou

Sara Bernolet

Fernanda Ferreira

Rasha Abdel Rahman

Niels Schiller

Marina Laganaro

Frank Guenther

Bonnie Nozari


---Organizers---

Antje Meyer

Ardi Roelofs

Laurel Brehm


---Scientific committee---

Victor Ferreira, University of California, San Diego

Albert Costa, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

F.-Xavier Alario, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Marseille

Adam Buchwald, New York University

Alissa Melinger, University of Dundee


http://www.mpi.nl/events/iwlp2018

CfP: 'Language and Linguistics' / Conference on Frisian Humanities. Fryske Akademy Leeuwarden, 23-16 April 2018, deadline: 8 December 2017

LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS CALL FOR PAPERS


The Fryske Akademy organizes the first Conference on Frisian Humanities, in the Municipal Theatre De Harmonie in Leeuwarden, on 23 to 26 April 2018, as part of the project Lân fan taal (Country of languages) of Leeuwarden-Fryslân European Capital of Culture 2018.


On Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 April, the focus of the conference will be on language and linguistics in the Frisian regions. The focus will not exclusively be on the Frisian languages West Frisian, North Frisian and East Frisian, but also on other lesser used languages. We invite papers in all fields of linguistics, but there will be special attention to phonetics, phonology, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, language contact and lexicography. The papers will be organised in thematic parallel sessions.


Invited speakers:

Carlos Gussenhoven, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Chris Mullhall, Waterford Institute of Technology

Consuelo Oosterveld, Lexicographer

Didier Demolin, Université Paris 3

Jörg Peters, Universität Oldenburg

Michiel de Vaan, Université de Lausanne

Naomi Nagy, University of Toronto

Peter Schrijver, Universiteit Utrecht

Stefan Grondelaers, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen


Call for papers:

Abstracts for oral papers and for poster presentations should be completed via the online platform, http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/FH2018, on 8 December 2017 (23:59 CET) at the latest. Abstracts should be maximum 500 words (including references). Work in progress and research plans are very welcome in the poster session. The working languages of the symposium will be English, Frisian, Dutch and German.


Conference fee:

The conference fee includes lunch and refreshments during coffee and tea breaks. Full Students 1 day € 80,00 € 40,00 2 days € 80,00 € 40,00 3 days € 160,00 € 80,00 4 days € 160,00 € 80,00


Important dates:

8 December 2017: Deadline submission abstracts

22 December 2017: Notification of acceptance

23 to 26 April 2018: Conference on Frisian Humanities


Program committee:

Dr. Hans Van de Velde

Dr. Jelske Dijkstra

Dr. Siebren Dyk

Dr. Wilbert Heeringa

Dr. Eric Hoekstra

Dr. Marjoleine Sloos

Dr. Willem Visser

CfP 'Contested Languages in the Old World' (CLOW3), Amsterdam, May, 3-4, 2018, deadline: December 15, 2017

For more information, please see here

Call for abstract Workshop 'Substructural logics: semantics, proof theory and applications', Vienna, Austria, February 26-28, 2018, deadline: 15 December 2017

Second SYSMICS Workshop "Substructural logics: semantics, proof theory and applications"


Vienna, Austria, February 26-28, 2018

http://sysmics.logic.at


Substructural logics are non-classical logics lacking some of the structural rules of classical logic, and are motivated by philosophical, linguistic and computational considerations. Traditionally, substructural logics have been investigated using proof theoretic and algebraic methods. In recent years, combined approaches have started to emerge. The program of this SYSMICS workshop will be focused on the interactions between syntactic and semantic methods in substructural and related logics, as well as their applications.


If you would like to give a contributed talk, please submit an abstract of 1-3 pages in pdf via the EasyChair submission page:


http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sysmicsw2


Participation will be free of charge, and everyone is welcome to attend with or without contributing a talk. Notification of attendance via email by 10th February, 2018 would be appreciated. All notifications and informal enquiries should be addressed to


sysmics@logic.at


Limited participation grants may be available (please enquire).


INVITED SPEAKERS


Matteo Maffei (Vienna)

Francesco Paoli (Cagliari)

Elaine Pimentel (Natal)

David Pym (London)

Alwen Tiu (Canberra)

Philip Wadler (Edinburgh)


IMPORTANT DATES


15th December 2017: abstract submission deadline

22nd December 2017: author notification

26–28th February 2018: workshop


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Federico Aschieri (TU Wien)

Paolo Baldi (TU Wien)

Agata Ciabattoni (TU Wien, Chair)

Francesco Genco (TU Wien)

Francesca Gulisano (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)

Roman Kuznets (TU Wien)

Björn Lellmann (TU Wien)

Tim Lyon (TU Wien)

Matteo Pascucci (TU Wien)

Revantha Ramanayake (TU Wien)


This is the second workshop in the framework of the MSCA-RISE project SYSMICS (Syntax meets Semantics – Methods, Interactions, and Connections in Substructural logics http://logica.dmi.unisa.it/sysmics/). We look forward to your participation.

CfP: NAACL-HLT 2018, New Orleans, USA, June 1-6, 2018, deadline: December 15, 2017

The 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2018)


New Orleans, Louisiana, USA June 1-6, 2018.


http://naacl2018.org


FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS


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Conference Topics

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NAACL-HLT 2018 invites the submission of long and short papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of computational linguistics.


NAACL-HLT 2018 has a goal of a broad technical program. Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to, the following areas (in alphabetical order):


- Cognitive modeling / Psycholinguistics

- Dialog and interactive systems

- Discourse and pragmatics

- Generation

- Information Extraction

- Machine Learning for NLP

- Machine Translation

- NLP Applications

- Phonology, Morphology and word segmentation

- Question Answering

- Resources and evaluation

- Semantics

- Sentiment Analysis

- Social Media

- Speech

- Summarization

- Tagging, chunking, syntax and parsing

- Text Mining

- Vision, robots, and other grounding


As in recent years, some of the presentations at the conference will be of papers accepted by the Transactions of the ACL. Also, separate CFPs will be forthcoming for demo papers and for submissions to the industry track.



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Important Dates

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Submission Deadline (Long Papers) - December 15, 2017

Submission Deadline (Short Papers) - January 10, 2018

Long Paper Author Response Period - January 25~28, 2018

Notification of Acceptance (Long Papers) - February 14, 2018

Notification of Acceptance (Short Papers) - February 28, 2018

Camera Ready Due - March 20, 2018


(All deadlines are 11:59PM GMT -12, anywhere in the world.)



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Long and Short Papers

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Long Papers


Long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should

be included.


Long paper submissions may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus unlimited references; final versions of long papers will be given one additional page of content (up to 9 pages) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.


Long papers will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the program committee. The decisions as to which papers will be presented orally and which as poster presentations will be based on the nature rather than the quality of the work. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between long papers presented orally and as posters.



Short Papers


Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. Please note that a short paper is not a shortened long paper. Instead short papers should have a point that can be made in a few pages. Some kinds of short papers are:

- A small, focused contribution

- Work in progress

- A negative result

- An opinion piece

- An interesting application nugget


Short paper submissions may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, plus unlimited references. Upon acceptance, short papers will be given five (5)

content pages in the proceedings. Authors are encouraged to use this additional page to address reviewers’ comments in their final versions.


Short papers will be presented in one or more oral or poster sessions. While short papers will be distinguished from long papers in the proceedings, there will be no distinction in the proceedings between short papers presented orally and as posters.


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Submission Guideline

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Note: the ACL is creating expanded publication guidelines which will be made available via the NAACL-HLT 2018 website and submission system when they are available. The ACL publication guidelines will supersede the guidelines below in case of conflict.



Submissions should be original


The content of submissions to NAACL-HLT 2018 (the ideas, the findings, the results and the words) should be original; that is, should not have been published (or be accepted for publication) in another refereed, archival form (such as a book, a journal, or a conference proceedings).


Authors may present preliminary versions of their work in other venues that arenot refereed and/or not archival (e.g. course reports, theses, non-archivalworkshops, or on preprint servers such as arXiv.org). Authors should list all such previous presentations in the submission form. This will help the area chairs if questions of originality arise.


Papers that have been or will be submitted to other venues must indicate this at submission time, and must be withdrawn from the other venues if accepted to NAACL-HLT 2018.


Authors submitting more than one paper to NAACL-HLT 2018 must ensure that the submissions do not overlap significantly (>25%) with each other.



Facilitate double blind review


Double blind review is a form of peer review in which the identities of authors are not provided to reviewers, and the identities of reviewers are not provided to authors. To facilitate double blind review, submissions should not identify authors or their affiliations. For example, self-references that reveal the author’s identity, e.g., “We previously showed (Smith, 1991) …” must be avoided.

Instead, use citations such as “Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) …”. Any preliminary non-archival versions of submitted papers should be listed in the submission form but not in the review version of the paper. NAACL-HLT 2018 reviewers are generally aware that authors may present preliminary versions of their work in other venues, but will not be provided the list of previous presentations from the submission form.



Follow style and format guidelines


Submissions should follow the NAACL-HLT 2018 style guidelines. Long paper submissions must follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings without exceeding eight (8) pages of content. Short paper submissions must also follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings, and must not exceed four (4) pages.

References do not count against these limits. We strongly recommend the use of the official NAACL-HLT 2018 style templates. All submissions must in PDF format. Submissions that do not adhere to the above author guidelines may be rejected without review.



Presentation Requirement


All accepted papers must be presented at the conference to appear in the proceedings. Authors of papers accepted for presentation at NAACL-HLT 2018 must notify the program chairs by the camera-ready deadline as to whether the paper will be presented.


Previous presentations of the work (e.g. preprints on arXiv.org) should be indicated in a footnote that should be excluded from the review submission, but included in the final version of papers appearing in the NAACL-HLT 2018 proceedings.


At least one author of each accepted paper must register for NAACL-HLT 2018 by the early registration deadline.



Paper Online Submission


Submission is electronic, using the Softconf START conference management system at:

https://www.softconf.com/naacl2018/papers – for long papers

https://www.softconf.com/naacl2018/shortpapers – for short papers


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Contact Information

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General chair: Marilyn Walker (University of California Santa Cruz)

Program co-chairs: Heng Ji (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Amanda Stent (Bloomberg)

Email: naacl2018-program@googlegroups.com



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Area Chairs

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- Cognitive Modeling / Psycholinguistics: Morteza Dehghani, Kristy Hollingshead Seitz

- Dialogue and Interactive Systems: Yun-Nung (Vivian) Chen, Gabriel Skantze

- Discourse and Pragmatics: Jacob Eisenstein, Junyi (Jessy) Li, Annie Louis, Yi Yang

- Generation: Michael White

- Information Extraction: Mausam, Dan Bikel, Chia-Hui Chang, Bonan Min, Aurélie Névéol, Marius Pasca, Hinrich Schütze, Avirup Sil, Michael Strube

- Machine Learning for NLP: Chris Dyer, Ozan Irsoy, Tie-Yan Liu, Raymond Mooney

- Machine Translation: Marine Carpuat, Kyunghyun Cho, Daniel Marcu, Taro Watanabe, Deyi Xiong

- NLP Applications: Joel Tetreault

- Phonology, Morphology and Word Segmentation: Jennifer Foster, Barbara Plank

- Question Answering: Eugene Agichtein, Idan Szpektor

- Semantics: Yoav Artzi, Mona Diab, Kevin Duh, Anna Korhonen, Jonathan May, Preslav Nakov, Dan Roth, Scott Wen-tau Yih

- Sentiment Analysis: Smaranda Muresan, Swapna Somasundaran

- Social Media Analysis and Computational Social Science: Mark Dredze, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Miles Osborne, Alan Ritter, Sara Rosenthal, William Yang Wang

- Speech: Eric Fosler-Lussier, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Mari Ostendorf

- Summarization: George Giannokopoulos, Xiaojun Wan, Lu Wang

- Tagging, Chunking, Syntax and Parsing: Michael Collins, Yoav Goldberg, Daisuke Kawahara, Emily Pitler, Anders Søgaard, Aline Villavicencio

- Text Mining: Kai-wei Chang, Jing Jiang, Zornitsa Kozareva, Chin-Yew Lin

- Vision, Robotics and Other Grounding: Joyce Chai

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The 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2018)


New Orleans, Louisiana, USA June 1-6, 2018.


http://naacl2018.org


FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS


------------------------------------

Conference Topics

------------------------------------


NAACL-HLT 2018 invites the submission of long and short papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of computational linguistics.


NAACL-HLT 2018 has a goal of a broad technical program. Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to, the following areas (in alphabetical order):


- Cognitive modeling / Psycholinguistics

- Dialog and interactive systems

- Discourse and pragmatics

- Generation

- Information Extraction

- Machine Learning for NLP

- Machine Translation

- NLP Applications

- Phonology, Morphology and word segmentation

- Question Answering

- Resources and evaluation

- Semantics

- Sentiment Analysis

- Social Media

- Speech

- Summarization

- Tagging, chunking, syntax and parsing

- Text Mining

- Vision, robots, and other grounding


As in recent years, some of the presentations at the conference will be of papers accepted by the Transactions of the ACL. Also, separate CFPs will be forthcoming for demo papers and for submissions to the industry track.



------------------------------------

Important Dates

------------------------------------


Submission Deadline (Long Papers) - December 15, 2017

Submission Deadline (Short Papers) - January 10, 2018

Long Paper Author Response Period - January 25~28, 2018

Notification of Acceptance (Long Papers) - February 14, 2018

Notification of Acceptance (Short Papers) - February 28, 2018

Camera Ready Due - March 20, 2018


(All deadlines are 11:59PM GMT -12, anywhere in the world.)



------------------------------------

Long and Short Papers

------------------------------------


Long Papers


Long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should

be included.


Long paper submissions may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus unlimited references; final versions of long papers will be given one additional page of content (up to 9 pages) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.


Long papers will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the program committee. The decisions as to which papers will be presented orally and which as poster presentations will be based on the nature rather than the quality of the work. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between long papers presented orally and as posters.



Short Papers


Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. Please note that a short paper is not a shortened long paper. Instead short papers should have a point that can be made in a few pages. Some kinds of short papers are:

- A small, focused contribution

- Work in progress

- A negative result

- An opinion piece

- An interesting application nugget


Short paper submissions may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, plus unlimited references. Upon acceptance, short papers will be given five (5)

content pages in the proceedings. Authors are encouraged to use this additional page to address reviewers’ comments in their final versions.


Short papers will be presented in one or more oral or poster sessions. While short papers will be distinguished from long papers in the proceedings, there will be no distinction in the proceedings between short papers presented orally and as posters.


------------------------------------

Submission Guideline

------------------------------------


Note: the ACL is creating expanded publication guidelines which will be made available via the NAACL-HLT 2018 website and submission system when they are available. The ACL publication guidelines will supersede the guidelines below in case of conflict.



Submissions should be original


The content of submissions to NAACL-HLT 2018 (the ideas, the findings, the results and the words) should be original; that is, should not have been published (or be accepted for publication) in another refereed, archival form (such as a book, a journal, or a conference proceedings).


Authors may present preliminary versions of their work in other venues that arenot refereed and/or not archival (e.g. course reports, theses, non-archivalworkshops, or on preprint servers such as arXiv.org). Authors should list all such previous presentations in the submission form. This will help the area chairs if questions of originality arise.


Papers that have been or will be submitted to other venues must indicate this at submission time, and must be withdrawn from the other venues if accepted to NAACL-HLT 2018.


Authors submitting more than one paper to NAACL-HLT 2018 must ensure that the submissions do not overlap significantly (>25%) with each other.



Facilitate double blind review


Double blind review is a form of peer review in which the identities of authors are not provided to reviewers, and the identities of reviewers are not provided to authors. To facilitate double blind review, submissions should not identify authors or their affiliations. For example, self-references that reveal the author’s identity, e.g., “We previously showed (Smith, 1991) …” must be avoided.

Instead, use citations such as “Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) …”. Any preliminary non-archival versions of submitted papers should be listed in the submission form but not in the review version of the paper. NAACL-HLT 2018 reviewers are generally aware that authors may present preliminary versions of their work in other venues, but will not be provided the list of previous presentations from the submission form.



Follow style and format guidelines


Submissions should follow the NAACL-HLT 2018 style guidelines. Long paper submissions must follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings without exceeding eight (8) pages of content. Short paper submissions must also follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings, and must not exceed four (4) pages.

References do not count against these limits. We strongly recommend the use of the official NAACL-HLT 2018 style templates. All submissions must in PDF format. Submissions that do not adhere to the above author guidelines may be rejected without review.



Presentation Requirement


All accepted papers must be presented at the conference to appear in the proceedings. Authors of papers accepted for presentation at NAACL-HLT 2018 must notify the program chairs by the camera-ready deadline as to whether the paper will be presented.


Previous presentations of the work (e.g. preprints on arXiv.org) should be indicated in a footnote that should be excluded from the review submission, but included in the final version of papers appearing in the NAACL-HLT 2018 proceedings.


At least one author of each accepted paper must register for NAACL-HLT 2018 by the early registration deadline.



Paper Online Submission


Submission is electronic, using the Softconf START conference management system at:

https://www.softconf.com/naacl2018/papers – for long papers

https://www.softconf.com/naacl2018/shortpapers – for short papers


------------------------------------

Contact Information

------------------------------------


General chair: Marilyn Walker (University of California Santa Cruz)

Program co-chairs: Heng Ji (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Amanda Stent (Bloomberg)

Email: naacl2018-program@googlegroups.com



------------------------------------

Area Chairs

------------------------------------


- Cognitive Modeling / Psycholinguistics: Morteza Dehghani, Kristy Hollingshead Seitz

- Dialogue and Interactive Systems: Yun-Nung (Vivian) Chen, Gabriel Skantze

- Discourse and Pragmatics: Jacob Eisenstein, Junyi (Jessy) Li, Annie Louis, Yi Yang

- Generation: Michael White

- Information Extraction: Mausam, Dan Bikel, Chia-Hui Chang, Bonan Min, Aurélie Névéol, Marius Pasca, Hinrich Schütze, Avirup Sil, Michael Strube

- Machine Learning for NLP: Chris Dyer, Ozan Irsoy, Tie-Yan Liu, Raymond Mooney

- Machine Translation: Marine Carpuat, Kyunghyun Cho, Daniel Marcu, Taro Watanabe, Deyi Xiong

- NLP Applications: Joel Tetreault

- Phonology, Morphology and Word Segmentation: Jennifer Foster, Barbara Plank

- Question Answering: Eugene Agichtein, Idan Szpektor

- Semantics: Yoav Artzi, Mona Diab, Kevin Duh, Anna Korhonen, Jonathan May, Preslav Nakov, Dan Roth, Scott Wen-tau Yih

- Sentiment Analysis: Smaranda Muresan, Swapna Somasundaran

- Social Media Analysis and Computational Social Science: Mark Dredze, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Miles Osborne, Alan Ritter, Sara Rosenthal, William Yang Wang

- Speech: Eric Fosler-Lussier, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Mari Ostendorf

- Summarization: George Giannokopoulos, Xiaojun Wan, Lu Wang

- Tagging, Chunking, Syntax and Parsing: Michael Collins, Yoav Goldberg, Daisuke Kawahara, Emily Pitler, Anders Søgaard, Aline Villavicencio

- Text Mining: Kai-wei Chang, Jing Jiang, Zornitsa Kozareva, Chin-Yew Lin

- Vision, Robotics and Other Grounding: Joyce Chai

CfP Workshop on Replicability and Reproducibility of Research Results in Science and Technology of Language, Japan, 12 May 2018, deadline: 15 January 2018

================= FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS================

4REAL Workshop 2018

Workshop on Replicability and Reproducibility of ResearchResults in Science and Technology of Language http://4real2018.di.fc.ul.pt

12 May 2018

Miyazaki, Japan

Collocated with LREC 2018

11th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference http://lrec2018.lrec-conf.org

Important dates:

15 January 2018: Deadline for submissions to 4REALworkshop

9 February 2018: Notification of authors of submissionsto 4REAL workshop

1 March 2018: Deadline for camera-ready

9-11 May 2018: LREC main conference (Wednesday to Friday)

12 May 2018: 4REAL workshop (Saturday)

Call for papers:

Reproduction and replication of research results are atthe heart of the validation of scientific knowledge and of the scientificendeavor. Reproduction of results entails arriving at the same overallconclusions that is, to appropriately validate a set of results, scientistsshould strive to reproduce the same answer to a given research question bydifferent means, e.g. by reimplementing an algorithm or evaluating it on a newdataset, etc. Replication has a more limited aim, typically involving running theexact same solution or approach under the same conditions in order to arrive atthe same output result.

Despite their key importance, reproduction andreplication have not been sufficiently encouraged given the prevailingprocedures and priorities for the reviewing, selection and publication ofresearch results.

The immediate motivation for the increased interest onreproducibility and replicability is to be found in a number of factors,including the realization that for some published results, their replication isnot being obtained (e.g. Prinz et al., 2011; Belgley and Ellis, 2012); thatthere may be problems with the commonly accepted reviewing procedures, wheredeliberately falsified submissions, with fabricated errors and fake authors,get accepted even in respectable journals (e.g. Bohannon, 2013); that theexpectation of researchers vis a vis misconduct, as revealed in inquiries toscientists on questionable practices, scores higher than one might expect orwould be ready to accept (e.g. Fanelli, 2009); among several others.

This workshop seeks to foster the discussion and theadvancement on a topic that has been given insufficient attention in theresearch area of language processing tools and resources and that has been animportant topic emerging in other scientific areas, continuing the objectivesof the first edition of the 4REAL workshop, at LREC 2016. We are thus invitingsubmissions of articles that present cases, either with positive or negativeresults, of actual replication or reproduction exercises of previous publishedresults in our area.

Specific topics within the scope of the call include, butare not limited to:

– Reproduction and replication of previously publishedsystems, resources, results, etc.

– Analysis of reproducibility challenges insystem-oriented and user-oriented evaluation.

– Reproducibility challenges on private or proprietarydata.

– Reproducibility challenges on ephemeral data, likestreaming data, tweets, etc.

– Reproducibility challenges on online experiments.

– Reproducibility in evaluation campaigns.

– Evaluation infrastructures and Evaluation as a Service(EaaS).

– Experiments on data management, data curation, and dataquality.

– Reproducible experimental workflows: tools andexperiences.

– Data citation: citing experimental data, dynamic datasets, samples, etc.

We are interested also in articles discussing thechallenges, the risk factors, the appropriate procedures, etc. specific to ourarea or that should be adopted, or adapted from other neighboring areas,including methodologies for monitoring, maintaining or improving citation oflanguage resources and tools and to assess the importance of data citation forresearch integrity. This includes also of course the new risks raised by the replicationarticles themselves and their own integrity, in view of the preservation of thereputation of colleagues and works whose results are reported has having beenreplicated, etc.

“Replicability Focus” in Language Resources andEvaluation Journal:

Best papers will be invited to be submitted to theLanguage Resources and Evaluation Journal under its new “Replicability Focus”.

Organization committee:

António Branco (University of Lisbon)

Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC)

Khalid Choukri (ELRA)

Program committee:

Aljoscha Burchardt (DFKI)

António Branco (University of Lisbon)

Gertjan van Noord (University of Groningen) JosephMariani (CNRS/LIMSI) Khalid Choukri (ELRA) Maria Gavrilidou (ILSP) MarkoGrobelnik (Jozef Stefan Institute) Marko Tadic (University of Zagreb) Nancy Ide(Vassar College) Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC) Patrick Paroubek (CNRS/LIMSI)) PiekVossen (VU University Amsterdam) Senja Pollak (Jozef Stefan Institute) SimonKrek (Jozef Stefan Institute) Stelios Piperidis (ILSP) Thierry Declerck (DFKI)Yohei Murakami (Language Grid Japan)

“Identify, Describe and Share your LRs!” initiative:

Describing your Language Resources (LRs) in the LRE Mapis now a normal practice in the submission procedure of LREC (introduced in2010 and adopted by other conferences). To continue the efforts initiated atLREC 2014 about “Sharing LRs”

(data, tools, web-services, etc.), when submitting apaper, authors will have the possibility to upload LRs in a special LRECrepository. This effort of sharing LRs, linked to the LRE Map for theirdescription, may become a new “regular” feature for conferences in our field,thus contributing to creating a common repository where everyone can depositand share data.

As scientific work requires accurate citations of referencedwork so as to allow the community to understand the whole context and alsoreplicate the experiments conducted by other researchers, LREC 2018 endorsesthe need to uniquely Identify LRs through the use of the International StandardLanguage Resource Number (ISLRN, www.islrn.org),a Persistent Unique Identifier to be assigned to each Language Resource. Theassignment of ISLRNs to LRs cited in LREC papers will be offered at submissiontime.

References:

Begley and Ellis, 2012, Drug development: Raise standardsfor preclinical cancer research, Nature Bohannon, John, 2013, Who’s Afraid ofPeer Review?, Science

Fanelli,2009 How Many Scientists Fabricate and FalsifyResearch?

Prinz, et al., 2011, Believe it or not: how much can werely on published data on potential drug targets?, Nature Reviews DrugDiscovery 10, 712.

VIOT-conference 'Duurzame Taalbeheersing', January 17-19, Groningen

"Veertig jaar Taalbeheersing! Dat nodigt uit tot eenterugblik en tot vragen over de toekomst, over de vitaliteit en over dehoudbaarheid van ons vakgebied. De eerstvolgende VIOT-conferentie (VIOT staatvoor Vereniging Interuniversitair Overleg Taalbeheersing) biedt hiertoe met hetthema Duurzame Taalbeheersing ruim de gelegenheid. De conferentie vindt plaatsvan 17 tot en met 19 januari 2018 in het academiegebouw van deRijksuniversiteit Groningen."

http://www.viot2018.org/

CfP 2nd Conference on Arabic Comparative Linguistics, Mohammed V University, Morocco, 24-16 April 2018, deadline: 28 January 2018

Mohammed V University

Institute for the Study and Research on Arabization

The 2ed International Doctorial Conference on Arabic Comparative Linguistics at Arab and western universities

Between 24-26 April 2018


Call for papers

The Institute for the Study and Research for Arabization, Mohammed V University, Morocco,is pleased to organize the 2ed International doctorial conference on Arabic Comparative Linguistics (ACL) targeted at doctoral students. The conference will be held on 24-26 April 2018 at the Institute.

TOPICS OF INTEREST:

-Theoretical linguistics: syntax, lexicology, semantics, pragmatics, phonology, and morphology

-Applied linguistics: lexicography , translation, and terminology

-Discourse/Text linguistics

-Sociolinguistics

-Psycholinguistics

-Pedagogical linguistics

-Computational linguistics

The conference sessions will be supervised by specialized researchers.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS:

-The paper shouldbe written either in Arabic, English, Spanish or French;

-The paper should fall within one of the conferencetopics suggested above;

-Novelty and in-depth analysis are prerequisite in the research paper;

-Participants must submit no more than two-pages abstract, summarizing the problem and methodology …;

-Arabic papers should be written in Traditional Arabic character, in a front size 16; space between lines is required to be 1.0; footnotes should be 12 using the same character (traditional Arabic).


All the submitted papers will undergo a selection process by the Conference Reading Committee, and the approved ones must be edited, making thenecessary modifications suggested by the committee in order to be included in the working papers published by the Institute for the Study and Research on Arabization.

IMPORTANT:

-The deadline for accepting the abstracts/proposals is 28January 2018;

-Notification of presentations acceptance will be no later than 15 February 2018;

-The deadline for sending the final version of papers is 20 March 2018;

-Registration fee: 100 euro for foreign participants and 500 Mad for participants from Morocco. It includes only the conference proceedingsbook and meals during the two days of the conference;

CONTACT:

-The Institute for Study and Research on Arabization;

-Tel: 0537773012;

-Fax: 0537772065.

-iera-doc@um5s.net.ma

Note: the Institute does not take charge of trip and accommodation expenses.

Abstracts should be sent as email attachments to the following address: iera-doc@um5s. net.ma accompanied by the participant’s information, including:

-Full name

-Degree

-Major

-Establishment

-Country

-Phone number

-Email

-Theme

- of the presentation

-Title of the presentation:







CfP Sociolinguistics Circle, Maastricht University, 6 April 2018, deadline: 31 January 2018

The Sociolinguistics Circle is an annual one-day conference that aims at bringing together students and researchers of language variation, sociolinguistics and social dynamics of language with a connection to the Low Countries. The upcoming, fifth edition will be hosted by the chair Languageculture in Limburg of Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and will take place on April 6, 2018. For this fifth edition, we also invite BA and MA students to submit their work for (poster) presentation.

We welcome abstracts for paper and poster presentations which deal with variationist, sociolinguistic, dialectological, language-anthropological and ethnographical topics (in the broadest possible sense of these terms), investigated in any linguistic variety. Abstracts can be submitted in English or Dutch, and should contain no more than 300 words (excluding references); they should be submitted via the Easy Abstracts site of the conference: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/sociocircle2018. This portal opens on November 1, 2017. For more information and registration, go to: sociolinguisticscircle2018.wordpress.com.


CfP ESSLI 2018 Student Session, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 6-17, 2018, deadline: February 26, 2018

*1st Call for Papers*

*ESSLLI 2018 STUDENT SESSION*


Held during the 30th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information


Sofia, Bulgaria, August 6-17, 2018


*Deadline for submissions: February 26, 2018*

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=stus2018



*ABOUT:*

The Student Session of the 30th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, August 6th to 17th (http://esslli2018.folli.info). We invite submissions of original, unpublished work from students in any area at the intersection of Logic & Language, Language & Computation, or Logic & Computation. Submissions will be reviewed by several experts in the field, and accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters and selected papers will appear in the Student Session proceedings by Springer. This is an excellent opportunity to receive valuable feedback from expert readers and to present your work to a diverse audience.


*ORAL/POSTER PRESENTATIONS:*

Note that there are two separate kinds of submissions, one for oral presentations and one for posters. This means that papers are directly submitted either as oral presentations or as poster presentations. Reviewing and ranking will be done separately. We particularly encourage submissions for posters, as they offer an excellent opportunity to present smaller research projects and research in progress.


*SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:*

All authors must be students, and submissions may be singly or jointly authored. Each author may submit at most one single and one jointly authored contribution. Submissions should not be longer than 8 pages for an oral presentation or 4 pages for a poster presentation (including examples and references). Submissions must be anonymous, without any identifying information. More detailed guidelines regarding submission can be found on the Student Session website: http://esslli2018.folli.info/student-session/.


*SPONSORSHIP AND PRIZES*

As in previous years, Springer has kindly agreed to sponsor the ESSLLI student session. The winners of the best poster and best talk will be awarded Springer book vouchers of 500€ each.



*FURTHER INFORMATION:*

Please direct inquiries about submission procedures or other matters relating to the Student Session to jen.sikos@ims.uni-stuttgart.de


ESSLLI 2018 will feature a wide range of foundational and advanced courses and workshops in all areas of Logic, Language, and Computation. For further information, including registration information and course listings, and for general inquiries about ESSLLI 2018, please consult the main ESSLLI 2018 page: http://esslli2018.folli.info/.



Kind regards,


The ESSLLI 2018 Student Session Organization Committee



Chairs:

Jennifer Sikos (Universität Stuttgart)


LoCo co-chairs:

Ilina Stoilkovska (TU Wien)

Nika Pona (Universitat de Barcelona)


LoLa co-chairs:

Carina Kauf (Universität Göttingen)

Swantje Tönnis (Universität Göttingen)


LaCo co-chairs:

Martin Schmitt (LMU Munich)

Chantal Van Son (Vrije U. Amsterdam)

CfP Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation (WoLLIC 2018), July 24-27 2018, deadline: March 11, 2018

WoLLIC 2018

25th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation

July 24th to 27th, 2018

Bogotá, Colombia


SCIENTIFIC SPONSORSHIP

Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics (IGPL)

The Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI)

Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)

European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS)

European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL)

ACM Special Interest Group on Logic and Computation (ACM-SIGLOG) (TBC)

Sociedade Brasileira de Computação (SBC)

Sociedade Brasileira de Lógica (SBL)


ORGANISATION

Departamento de Matemáticas, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Centro de Informática, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil


HOSTED BY

Departamento de Matemáticas, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia


CALL FOR PAPERS

WoLLIC is an annual international forum on inter-disciplinary research involving formal logic, computing and programming theory, and natural language and reasoning. Each meeting includes invited talks and tutorials as well as contributed papers. The twenty-fifth WoLLIC will be held at the Departamento de Matemáticas of the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, from July 24th to 27th, 2018. It is sponsored by the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL), the Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics (IGPL), the The Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI), the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL), ACM Special Interest Group on Logic and Computation (ACM-SIGLOG) (TBC), the Sociedade Brasileira de Computação (SBC), and the Sociedade Brasileira de Lógica (SBL).


PAPER SUBMISSION

Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics. Typical but not exclusive areas of interest are: foundations of computing and programming; novel computation models and paradigms; broad notions of proof and belief; proof mining, type theory, effective learnability; formal methods in software and hardware development; logical approach to natural language and reasoning; logics of programs, actions and resources; foundational aspects of information organization, search, flow, sharing, and protection; foundations of mathematics; philosophy of mathematics; philosophical logic; philosophy of language. Proposed contributions should be in English, and consist of a scholarly exposition accessible to the non-specialist, including motivation, background, and comparison with related works. Articles should be written in the LaTeX format of LNCS by Springer (see authors instructions at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). They must not exceed 12 pages, with up to 5 additional pages for references and technical appendices. The paper's main results must not be published or submitted for publication in refereed venues, including journals and other scientific meetings. It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at the meeting by one of its authors. (At least one author is required to pay the registration fee before granting that the paper will be published in the proceedings.) Papers must be submitted electronically at the WoLLIC 2018 EasyChair website. (Please go to http://wollic.org/wollic2018/instructions.html for instructions.) A title and single-paragraph abstract should be submitted by Mar 11, 2018, and the full paper by Mar 18, 2018 (firm date). Notifications are expected by Apr 15, 2018, and final papers for the proceedings will be due by Apr 22, 2018 (firm date).


PROCEEDINGS

The proceedings of WoLLIC 2018, including both invited and contributed papers, will be published in advance of the meeting as a volume in Springer's LNCS series. In addition, abstracts will be published in the Conference Report section of the Logic Journal of the IGPL, and selected contributions will be published (after a new round of reviewing) as a special post-conference WoLLIC 2018 issue of a scientific journal (to be confirmed).


INVITED SPEAKERS

(TBA)


STUDENT GRANTS

ASL sponsorship of WoLLIC 2018 will permit ASL student members to apply for a modest travel grant (deadline: May 1st, 2018). See http://www.aslonline.org/studenttravelawards.html for details.


IMPORTANT DATES

Mar 11, 2018: Paper title and abstract deadline

Mar 18, 2018: Full paper deadline

Apr 15, 2018: Author notification

Apr 22, 2018: Final version deadline (firm)


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Siddharth Bhaskar (Haverford College, USA)

Torben Braüner (Roskilde University, Denmark)

Hazel Brickhill (University of Bristol, UK)

Michael Detlefsen (University of Notre Dame, USA)

Juliette Kennedy (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Sophia Knight (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Alex Kruckman (Indiana University, USA)

Maricarmen Martinez Baldares (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)

Frederike Moltmann (CNRS, France)

Lawrence Moss (Indiana University, USA) (CHAIR)

Cláudia Nalon (University of Brasília, Brazil)

Valeria de Paiva (Nuance Comms, USA, and University of Birmingham, UK)

Sophie Pinchinat (IRISA Rennes, France)

David Pym (University College London, UK)

Ruy de Queiroz (Univ Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)

Revantha Ramanayake (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

Giselle Reis (Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar)

Jeremy Seligman (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Yanjing Wang (Peking University, China)

Fan Yang (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)


STEERING COMMITTEE

Samson Abramsky, Johan van Benthem, Anuj Dawar, Joe Halpern, Wilfrid Hodges, Juliette Kennedy, Ulrich Kohlenbach, Daniel Leivant, Leonid Libkin, Angus Macintyre, Luke Ong, Hiroakira Ono, Valeria de Paiva, Ruy de Queiroz, Jouko Väänänen. (Former Member: Grigori Mints (deceased).)


ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Jaime A. Bohórquez (Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería, Bogotá, Colombia)

Xavier Caicedo (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia) (Local co-chair)

Nicolás Cardozo (Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia)

Maricarmen Martínez (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia) (Local co-chair)

Anjolina G. de Oliveira (Univ Federal de Pernambuco, Brasil)

Ruy de Queiroz (Univ Federal de Pernambuco, Brasil) (co-chair)

Camilo Rocha (Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia)


FURTHER INFORMATION

Contact one of the Co-Chairs of the Organising Committee.


WEB PAGE

http://wollic.org/wollic2018/

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