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LOT Announcements / events
Registration LOT Summer School 2018 Groningen (June 18-29) is open! Deadline registration: May 22, 2018
Kennislink Vakgebied Taalwetenschappen

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

'Leuk om bij te dragen aan een actuele discussie'
https://www.nemokennislink.nl/publicaties/leuk-om-...
Tijdens conferenties deed promovendus Arnold Kochari veel inspiratie op voor zijn onderzoek naar woorden als ‘lang’ en ‘weinig’. Ondertussen mengt hij zich ook in een verhitte discussie over een taalpsychologisch effect dat wellicht toch niet bestaat. Hij vertelt erover aan NEMO Kennislink.

Nieuwe leesbaarheidsformule voor begrijpelijke teksten
https://www.nemokennislink.nl/publicaties/nieuwe-l...
Een tekst wordt niet begrijpelijker als je enkel woorden en zinnen inkort. Het is belangrijker dat je bekende woorden gebruikt, en dat je grammaticale eenheden bij elkaar zet. Dat blijkt uit promotieonderzoek van Suzanne Kleijn (UU), die een nieuwe leesbaarheidsformule ontwikkelde.

Lectures / Talks / Seminars /Colloquia
UiL OTS Colloquium, Utrecht University, Utrecht, overview sessions 2017-2018

Overview sessions 2017-2018


May 17th - Aoju Chen

June 21st - Asifa Majid


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


Followed by drinks!

Lectures Francqui Chair Luc Steels, KU Leuven, Leuven, April 17-May 3, 2018

From April to May 2018, Luc Steels will give a series of five talks at the KU Leuven, as part of the Francqui chair he was awarded this year for his academic achievements in the field of language evolution and AI. You are cordially invited to attend the lectures. Apart from the inaugural talk on 17 April and the opera FAUSTO, which will be performed following the last lecture on 3 May, registration is not required. More information, including a detailed programme, can be found here: https://www.arts.kuleuven.be/english/francqui-chair.

PhD Defence Lena Karvovskaya, Leiden University, Leiden, May 2, 2018

We are happy to announce that Lena Karvovskaya will be defending her dissertation "The typology and formal semantics of adnominal possession" on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

The defense will take place at 13:45 at the Academy Building (Rapenburg 73) in Leiden. Everyone is welcome!

The defense will be followed by a reception and a party.

Lecture on Digital Humanities and Text Mining, Utrecht University, Utrecht, May 3, 2018

On Thu 3 May (next week!) Paul Vielthaler will present a lecture titled
"Digital Humanities and Text Mining: Stylistic and Intertextual Analysis of Large Corpora."

For more info, see
https://www.uu.nl/en/events/lecture-digital-humanities-and-text-mining-stylistic-and-intertextual-analysis-of-large-corpora

Thu 3rd May, 15:00h, Sjoerd Groenmangebouw B1.09.

PhD Defence Varun DeCastro-Arrazola & workshop, Leiden University, Leiden, May 3 & 4, 2018

PhD Defence Varun DeCastro-Arrazola, Leiden, May 3 2018


Dear colleagues and friends of Varun,

We are happy to announce that Varun will be defending his dissertation on the "Typological tendencies in verse and their cognitive grounding" on Thursday May 3!

The defence will take place at 13:45 at the Academy Building (Rapenburg 73) in Leiden. Everyone is welcome!

The following morning, on Friday May 4, from 10:00 to 13:00, a workshop on the occasion of Varun's defence will take place at the Meertens Institute in Amsterdam. The topic will be metrics and phonology in relation to song and poetry. The following speakers have confirmed their participation:

- Jean-Louis Aroui (University of Paris 8)

- Nigel Fabb (University of Strathclyde)

- Paula Fikkert (Radboud University Nijmegen)

More information about the workshop will follow.

Everyone can attend but we kindly ask you to register by sending an email to mirella.de.sisto@meertens.knaw.nl.

There won't be any joint present nor wishlist.

For any question do not hesitate to contact either

Mirella (mirella.de.sisto@meertens.knaw.nl) or

Edoardo (cavirani.edoardo@gmail.com)


Hope to see you soon!


The paranymphs,

Mirella De Sisto & Edoardo Cavirani

ACLC seminar ´American Sign Language pronouns and their acquisition´, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, May 4, 2018

Amsterdam, P.C. Hoofthuis, Spuistraat 134, room 5.60

4 May 2018, 15.15-16.30 uur

Prof. dr. Diane Lillo-Martin, department of Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Connecticut

presents

American Sign Language pronouns and their acquisition

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

Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
​Workshop Cognition and Verse (occasion: defence of Varun DeCastro-Arrazola), Meertens Institute, Amsterdam, May 4, 2018

We are happy to announce the program of the workshop, which will take place on the occasion of the defence of Varun DeCastro-Arrazola:

Workshop Cognition and Verse
On the occasion of the defence of Varun DeCastro-Arrazola

Date: May 4, 2018

Time: 10:00 - 13:30

Place: Meertens Institute (Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, Amsterdam), room 2.18

Program:

10:00 - 10:30 Nigel Fabb - Working memory capacity when managing both words and music

10:30 - 11:00 Jean-louis Aroui - A Few Proposals for the Analysis of Chinese Regulated Verse

11:00 - 11:30 Mirella De Sisto - Typology of Romance Renaissance meter

Coffee Break

12:00 - 12:30 Laura E. Hahn - Infants’ perception of linguistic information in songs

12:30 - 13:00 Teresa Proto - Notes on textsetting in Nederhop (Dutch rap)

13:00 - 13:30 Marc van Oostendorp - Variability in the Dutch hexameter and its implications for our theory of metrics

Everyone can attend but we kindly ask you to register by sending an email to mirella.de.sisto@meertens.knaw.nl.

For any question do not hesitate to contact either

Mirella (mirella.de.sisto@meertens.knaw.nl) or

Edoardo (cavirani.edoardo@gmail.com)

Workshop 'Annotation, Recognition and Evaluation of Actions', Miyazaki, Japan, May 7, 2018

AREA - Annotation, Recognition and Evaluation of Actions ==========================================
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

The first AREA workshop will take place in conjunction with the 11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2018) and is organized as a half-day session with plenary talks, posters and demonstrations. AREA is a SIGSEM-sponsored workshop. AREA includes a keynote by Simon Dobnik (University of Gothenburg).

Date: 7 May 2018
Venue: the Phoenix Seagaia Resort
Location: Miyazaki, Japan
http://www.areaworkshop.org/


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION MOTIVATION AND TOPICS
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There has recently been increased interest in modeling actions, as described by natural language expressions and gestures, and as depicted by images and videos. Additionally, action modeling has emerged as an important topic in robotics and HCI. The goal of this workshop is to gather and discuss advances in research areas in which actions are paramount e.g., virtual embodied agents, robotics, human-computer communication, document design, as well as modeling multimodal human-human interactions involving actions. Action modeling is an inherently multi-disciplinary area, involving contributions from computational linguistics, AI, semantics, robotics, psychology, and formal logic.

While there has been considerable attention in the community paid to the representation and recognition of events (e.g., the development of ISO-TimeML and associated specifications, and the 4 Workshops on “EVENTS: Definition, Detection, Coreference, and Representation”), the goals of this workshop are focused specifically on actions undertaken by embodied agents as opposed to events in the abstract. By concentrating on actions, we hope to attract those researchers working in computational semantics, gesture, dialogue, HCI, robotics, and other areas, in order to develop a community around action as a communicative modality where their work can be communicated and shared. This community will be a venue for the development and evaluation of resources regarding the integration of action recognition and processing in human-computer communication.

AREA PROGRAMME
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9.00 - 9.15 Introduction
9.15 - 10.00 Keynote: Language, Action, and Perception, Simon Dobnik (University of Gothenburg)
10.00 - 10.10 Discussion
10.10 - 10.30 Action Hierarchy Extraction and its Application, Aliaksandr Huminski, Hao Zhang
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.20 Human-Robot Dialogue and Collaboration in Search and Navigation, Claire Bonial, Stephanie Lukin, Ashley Foots, Cassidy Henry, Matthew Marge,Ron Artstein, David Traum, Clare R. Voss
11.20 - 12.30 Poster presentations (see below)
12.30 - 13.00 Road Map Discussion

Posters:
- Laughter and Body Movements as Communicative Actions in Encounters
Kristiina Jokinen, Trung Ngo Trong
- Learning Actions from Events Using Agent Motions
Nikhil Krishnaswamy, Tuan Do, and James Pustejovsky
- Action Identification and Local Equivalence of Action Verbs: the Annotation Framework of the IMAGACT Ontology
Massimo Moneglia, Alessandro Panunzi, Lorenzo Gregori
- Action Categorisation in Multimodal Instructions
Ielka van der Sluis, Renate Vergeer, Gisela Redeker
-VANNOTATOR: a Gesture-driven Annotation Framework for Linguistic and Multimodal Annotation
Christian Spiekermann, Giuseppe Abrami, Alexander Mehler


MORE INFORMATION
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For more information visit the workshop webpage at: http://www.areaworkshop.org/
Or contact us at: jamesp@cs.brandeis.edu, i.f.van.der.Sluis@rug.nl


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
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Jan Alexanderson, DFKI
Yiannis Aloimonos, University of Maryland
Anja Belz, University of Brighton
Johan Bos, University of Groningen
Kirsten Bergmann, Bielefeld University
Harry Bunt, Tilburg University
Simon Dobnik, University of Gothenburg
Eren Erdal Aksoy, Karlsruhe Institut fur Technologie
Kristiina Jokinen, AIRC AIST
Johan Kwisthout, Radboud University Nijmegen
Nikhil Krishnaswamy, Brandeis University
Alex Lascarides, University of Edinburgh
Andy Lucking, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Siddharth Narayanaswamy, University of Oxford
Paul Piwek, Open University
Matthias Rehm, Aalborg University
Gisela Redeker, University of Groningen
Daniel Sonntag, DFKI
Michael McTear, University of Ulster
Mariet Theune, University of Twente
David Traum, USC Institute for Creative Technologies
Florentin Wörgötte, Georg-August University Göttingen
Luke Zettlemoyer, UW CSE


ORGANIZERS
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James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University
Ielka van de Sluis, University of Groningen

Symposium 'Second Language Prosody', Tilburg University, Tilburg, May 9, 2018

Het onderwerp van het symposium is 'Prosodie & Vreemde taalverwerving' ('Prosody & Second Language Acquisition') en meer informatie over de sprekers en het programma is te vinden op: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/current/events/s...

International Scientific Conference on Language Acquisition: Problems and Perspective, Liepaja University, Liepāja, Latvia, May 11, 2018

You are welcome to participate in the

15th International Scientific Conference

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION:

PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVE

May 11, 2018

Look for more information at our website

https://vapplapp.liepu.lv/en

Participants are requested to register for the conference by

April 13, 2018



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Anéla Applied Linguistics Conference 2018, Egmond aan Zee, June 1-2, 2018

De early-bird inschrijving voor de Anéla meerdaagse conferentie is verlengd tot 8 april! Schrijf je op tijd in, want na deze datum kunnen we geen plek in het hotel meer voor je garanderen. De late-registratie zal 10 euro per dag meer bedragen. Alle informatie (inclusief programma plus registratieformulieren) vind je hier: http://anela.nl/en/activiteiten/anela-conferentie/#

Registration early-bird fee for the Anéla conference has been extended to April 8th! Register in time, because we cannot guarantee hotel-rooms after this date. Late registration will be 10 euro's per day extra. All information (including programme and registration forms) can be found through: http://anela.nl/en/activiteiten/anela-conferentie/

Summer School 'Infant Studies on Language Development in Europe' ISOLDE, Potsdam, Germany, June 11-15, 2018

Infant Studies on LanguageDevelopment in Europe


We would like to draw your attention to the 3rd Summer School ISOLDE (Infant Studies on Language Development in Europe) that will take place from 11 to 15 of June 2018 in Potsdam/Germany.

This summer school is specifically organised to bring together Pre- and Post-docs working on infant language acquisition in Europe.


Six courses (two on methods) will be taught by experts in the field of infant language acquisition:

- Christina Bergmann (Nijmegen): Computational modelling (6 hours)

- Catherine Best (Sydney): The effects of input variability on speech perception and word learning (6 hours)

- Barbara Höhle (Potsdam): Prosody in early language acquisition (3 hours)

- Ágnes Lukács (Budapest): Cognitive functions in specific language impairment (6 hours)

- Claudia Männel (Leipzig): Event-related brain potentials in language acquisition research (3 hours)

- Aude Noiray (Potsdam): Ultrasound imaging (3 hours)


In addition to the courses, there will be a poster session where participants can present their own work (planned or completed) as well as social activities as an opportunity to exchange ideas and share experiences.


The registration is now open:

www.uni-potsdam.de/en/isolde/registration


The registration fee is 120 € (early bird registration of 100 € until 31st of Jan).


Please feel free to circulate this announcement.


Kind regards,

the ISOLDE organising team


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Annika Unger

Antonia Götz

Caroline Wellmann

Elina Rubertus

Rowena Garcia

Tom Fritzsche

Barbara Höhle


University of Potsdam

Department of Linguistics, H.14 R.240

ISOLDE-Team

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25

14476 Potsdam


Tel.: +49 331 977-2296

Fax: +49 331 977-2095

E-Mail: isolde2018@uni-potsdam.de

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

Summer School 'Limits of Variability in Language', Potsdam, Germany, June 18-22, 2018

Summer School “Limits of Variability in Language”
June 18-22, 2018, Potsdam, Germany

The summer school will bring together leading international experts from different subfields of linguistics, covering the span from modern sociolinguistics, via dialect research, to grammar theory and the formal study of African languages. The school’s central topic is the empirical study and theoretical modelling of variability and its constraints at various levels of language. The more practical objective of the school is to bring together graduates with different empirical, methodological, and theoretical backgrounds, and to create a platform for mutual exchange and joint learning.

Courses on Formal approaches to social meaning, variation and identity construction (Heather Burnett, Paris), Linguistic variation and change in social context (Sali Tagliamonte, Toronto),Morphophonemic and morphosyntactic variation in Bantu (Larry Hyman, Berkeley & Jenneke van der Wal, Leiden), and Discovering parameters: from micro- to macro-variation (Marjo van Koppen, Utrecht & Jeroen van Craenenbroeck, Leuven) are complemented by lectures of Sjef Barbiers (Leiden), who is a Mercator Fellow in the SFB.

Deadline for a binding registration is May 15. Late applicants might be considered. Please send an E-Mail with the header “Summer School” stating your name and affiliation to SFB1287@uni-potsdam.de. Please state the morning session (A or B) that you want to attend. Due to limited space the applications will be dealt with on a first-come-first-serve basis. The participation fee is 20 €.

The summer school is organized by the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1287 “Limits of Variability in Language: Cognitive, Grammatical, and Social Aspects“. For further information please feel free to contact SFB1287@uni-potsdam.de.
More and constantly updated information can be found here: https://www.uni-potsdam.de/de/sfb1287/summer-schoo...

Intercoder Reliability Workshop in Content Analysis, Tilburg University, Tilburg, 6 July, 2018

Invitation to 3rd Intercoder Reliability Workshop in Content Analysis
Theme: unitizing
Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 6 July, 2018


Content analysis is an important method in the social sciences and humanities. However, it can be very difficult to achieve a satisfactory level of intercoder agreement. In most studies, annotating consists of coding predefined items, where coders only have to choose a category for each item. However, when the data is a continuum (e.g., text, audio, video), coders also have to choose the relevant parts of the continuum (units) before they categorize them. This is called unitizing.

It is difficult to get a good agreement value for coding of predefined items, in particular when variables are subjective (e.g., metaphor types, coherence relations, informal language, filmic narratives). But it is even more difficult in the case of unitizing since there are additional disagreements possible concerning the position and the presence of units. Correspondingly, methods to assess agreement for unitizing are much more difficult to elaborate than the ones for predefined items (such as the famous Cohen’s kappa) because there are two types of discrepancies (position and category) that interfere.

The 3rd Intercoder Reliability (ICR) Workshop is about this complex phenomenon of unitizing. What does unitizing entail? How to assess agreement? Which problems do researchers have? To what extent are these problems subject-dependent? What solutions are possible? These and similar questions will be addressed in this workshop.

Keynote

The keynote speaker of the workshop is Yann Mathet, researcher at Université de Caen and the research group Human Language Technology in the GREYC research lab in digital sciences. Mathet’s research is focused on unitizing in the fields of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. One of his leading publications is called ‘On the reliability of unitizing textual continua: Further developments’ for which he collaborated with (inter alia) Klaus Krippendorff.

Set up

Yann Mathet will first give a lecture on unitizing, followed by a hands-on workshop in the afternoon. In between, participants can give a (poster) presentation about their own experiences with unitizing, emphasizing difficulties they cope with in their research. It is not needed to present solutions per se, we strongly invite participants to describe their problems as input for a small-scaled group discussion. We aim at participants who have experience with quantitative corpus analyses but are not yet advanced in unitizing. The workshop is limited to 25 participants.

Invitation

We invite scholars from the social sciences and humanities to participate in this workshop:
- Scholars can give an oral presentation: please email your abstract.
- Scholars can prepare a poster presentation: please email your abstract.
- Scholars can attend as visitor: please enroll via email.

Guidelines for abstracts

Scholars who would like to give an oral or poster presentation can submit an abstract of 300 words. The duration of an oral presentation is 30 minutes (approximately 15 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for discussion).
If you want to submit an abstract, please structure it as follows:
- Title, author(s), affiliation(s), contact email and phone number for first author
- Abstract
- Keywords (3-5)
- Preferred category (oral / poster presentation)
Please note that if your presentation is selected for inclusion in the workshop program, the organizers
will do their best to accommodate your preferred choice. However, the final category will ultimately
depend on a number of factors, including the availability of spaces and time slots in the schedule.

Important dates

- Deadline for submission abstracts: April 23, 2018
- Notification presentations: April 26, 2018
- Deadline for enrollment participants without presentation: 15 June (first come, first served;
maximum 25 participants)
- ICR 2018: July 6, 2018
Abstracts and enrollment notifications can be sent to Renske van Enschot (r.vanenschot@uvt.nl).

Topics, approaches and modes

ICR 2018 solicits papers on any topic or approach in any mode (verbal, visual, audio, video,
multimodal, etc.) related to intercoder reliability and unitizing. General topics and approaches of
interest include, but are not limited to:
- Affect/emotion and sentiment
- Coherence relations
- Conversational human voice
- Grammar errors and youth language
- Language intensity and hyperboles
- Negotiation strategies
- Nonverbal behavior
- Multimedia and multimodality
- Sarcasm and irony
- Metaphors
- Argumentation
- Natural Language Processing
- Computational linguistics
- Conversation analysis
- Interview analysis
- Storytelling and narratives


ICR is organized by the Department of Communication and Cognition (DCC) of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) at Tilburg University. The organizing committee consists of Renske van Enschot and Christine Liebrecht.

Prior ICR Workshops were organized by Radboud University Nijmegen (2014) and VU University Amsterdam (2015).

LEAD Summer School in Second Language Acquisition, University of Tübingen, Germany, July 23-27, 2018

LEAD Summer School in Second Language Acquisition University of Tübingen, July 23-27, 2018


www.leadsummerschool.de


The University of Tübingen is pleased to host the LEAD Summer School in Second Language Acquisition in July 2018. The LEAD Summer School is a major international event that draws together leading researchers and students from a variety of disciplines (theoretical and applied linguistics, psychology, education, language testing) in order to discuss current trends and future directions in second language research.


The Summer School is an initiative of the Heritage Language Consortium, a new strategic partnership between Tübingen University, Lancaster University, the University of Lisbon, the University of Minho, NOVA University of Lisbon, the University of Porto, and the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


The event free is offered free of charge but prior registration is required. Registration includes coffee breaks, a welcome reception (Monday) light lunch during Wednesday’s poster session, and a Stocherkahn trip up the Neckar river. However, delegates have to pay for travel/accommodation expenses and make their own arrangements for lunch (except Wednesday).


Space at the summer school is limited to 40 registered participants. To secure your place, please visit our website. For questions, please email the organizers at leadsummerschool@gmail.com.


Topics include:

Heritage language learning

Language learning and technology

Individual differences in language learning Language testing Corpus approaches to L2 acquisition Computational linguistics and SLA Instructed SLA Cognitive foundations of language learning and teaching Task-based language teaching Linguistics and education


We look forward to welcoming you to Tübingen in the summer!


Patrick (Rebuschat), Detmar (Meurers), Katharina (Wendebourg) and Simon (Ruiz)


Dr. Patrick Rebuschat

Department of Linguistics and English Language Lancaster University County South C73 Lancaster LA1 4YL United Kingdom


Personal website: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/rebuschat International pages: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/linguistics-abroad/

Lancaster-Ghent partnership: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/lancaster-ghent/

International Summer School on Deep Learning, Genova, Italy, July 23-27, 2018

2nd INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON DEEP LEARNING

DeepLearn 2018

Genova, Italy

July 23-27, 2018

Organized by:
University of Genova
IRDTA – Brussels/London

http://grammars.grlmc.com/DeepLearn2018/

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--- Early registration deadline: May 3, 2018 ---

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SCOPE:

DeepLearn 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 deep learning. This is a branch of artificial intelligence covering a spectrum of current exciting machine learning research and industrial innovation that provides more efficient algorithms to deal with large-scale data in neurosciences, computer vision, speech recognition, language processing, human-computer interaction, drug discovery, biomedical informatics, healthcare, recommender systems, learning theory, robotics, games, etc. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the audience.

Most deep learning subareas will be displayed, and main challenges identified through 2 keynote lectures, 24 six-hour 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. Moreover, there will be two special sessions with industrial and recruitment profiles.

ADDRESSED TO:

Master's 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, DeepLearn 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:

DeepLearn 2018 will take place in Genova, the capital city of Liguria, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and with one of the most important ports of the Mediterranean. The venue will be:

Porto Antico di Genova – Centro Congressi
Magazzini del Cotone – Module 10
16128 Genova, Italy

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

tba

PROFESSORS AND COURSES: (to be completed)

Pierre Baldi (University of California, Irvine), [intermediate/advanced] Deep Learning: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications to the Natural Sciences

Thomas Breuel (NVIDIA Corporation), [intermediate] Design and Implementation of Deep Learning Applications

Joachim M. Buhmann (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich), [introductory/advanced] Model Selection by Algorithm Validation

Li Deng (Citadel), tba

Sergei V. Gleyzer (University of Florida), [introductory/intermediate] Feature Extraction, End-end Deep Learning and Applications to Very Large Scientific Data: Rare Signal Extraction, Uncertainty Estimation and Realtime Machine Learning Applications in Software and Hardware

Michael Gschwind (IBM Global Chief Data Office), [introductory/intermediate] Deploying Deep Learning at Enterprise Scale

Xiaodong He (Microsoft Research), [intermediate/advanced] Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing and Language-Vision Multimodal Intelligence

Namkug Kim (Asan Medical Center), [intermediate] Deep Learning for Computer Aided Detection/Diagnosis in Radiology and Pathology

Sun-Yuan Kung (Princeton University), [introductory] Systematic (Analytical and Empirical) Optimization/Generalization of Deep Learning Networks

Li Erran Li (Uber ATG), [intermediate/advanced] Deep Reinforcement Learning: Foundations, Recent Advances and Frontiers

Dimitris N. Metaxas (Rutgers University), [advanced] Adversarial, Discriminative, Recurrent, and Scalable Deep Learning Methods for Human Motion Analytics, Medical Image Analysis, Scene Understanding and Image Generation

Hermann Ney (RWTH Aachen University), [intermediate/advanced] Speech Recognition and Machine Translation: From Statistical Decision Theory to Machine Learning and Deep Neural Networks

Jose C. Principe (University of Florida), [introductory/advanced] Cognitive Architectures for Object Recognition in Video

Björn Schuller (Imperial College London), [intermediate/advanced] Deep Learning for Signal Analysis

Michèle Sebag (French National Center for Scientific Research, Gif-sur-Yvette), [intermediate] Representation Learning, Domain Adaptation and Generative Models with Deep Learning

Ponnuthurai N Suganthan (Nanyang Technological University), [introductory/intermediate] Learning Algorithms for Classification, Forecasting and Visual Tracking

Johan Suykens (KU Leuven), [introductory/intermediate] Deep Learning and Kernel Machines

Kenji Suzuki (Tokyo Institute of Technology), [introductory/advanced] Deep Learning in Medical Image Processing, Analysis and Diagnosis

Gökhan Tür (Google Research), [intermediate/advanced] Deep Learning in Conversational AI

Eric P. Xing (Carnegie Mellon University), [intermediate/advanced] A Statistical Machine Learning Perspective of Deep Learning: Algorithm, Theory, Scalable Computing

Ming-Hsuan Yang (University of California, Merced), [intermediate/advanced] Learning to Track Objects

Yudong Zhang (Nanjing Normal University), [introductory/intermediate] Convolutional Neural Network and Its Variants

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@irdta.eu by July 15, 2018.

INDUSTRIAL SESSION:

A session will be devoted to 10-minute demonstrations of practical applications of deep learning in industry. Companies interested in contributing are welcome to submit a 1-page abstract containing the program of the demonstration and the logistics needed. At least one of the people participating in the demonstration must register for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to david@irdta.eu by July 15, 2018.

EMPLOYERS SESSION:

Firms searching for personnel well skilled in deep learning will have a space reserved for one-to-one contacts. At least one of the people in charge of the search must register for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to david@irdta.eu by July 15, 2018.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Francesco Masulli (Genova, co-chair)
Sara Morales (Brussels)
Manuel J. Parra-Royón (Granada)
David Silva (London, co-chair)

REGISTRATION:

It has to be done at

http://grammars.grlmc.com/DeepLearn2018/registrati...

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 estimation 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 when 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 can be found at

http://www.deeplearn-hotels.promoest.com/hp.aspx?s...

CERTIFICATE:

A certificate of successful participation in the event will be delivered indicating the number of hours of lectures.

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

david@irdta.eu

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

Università degli studi di Genova
Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice (IRDTA) – Brussels/London

Summer School in Survey Methodology, GESIS, Cologne, Germany, August 2-24, 2018

The 7th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology takes place 02-24 August at GESIS in Cologne, Germany. The program is online, and registration is open at www.gesis.org/summerschool


15 scholarships by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) via CDSS as well as the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) are available. We have postponed the deadline for applications to 30 April. For more information on scholarships please visit http://bit.ly/gss18-scholarships.



15 courses are scheduled, among them 5 short courses and 10 one-week courses. Below is a list of all courses – including three new courses [NEW] and two courses that are back [BACK] to our program.


Short courses (02 - 03 August)

Pretesting Survey Questions (Meitinger/Lenzner) | NEW

Introduction to Data Analysis Using Mplus (Blümke/Lechner/Danner)

Research Designs and Causal Inference (Eifler/Leitgöb)

Introduction to Data Analysis Using Stata (Schunck/Pforr)



Week 1 (06 - 10 August)

Introduction to Survey Design (Lugtig/Struminskaya)

Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling (Reinecke/Kessler)

Introduction to Data Analysis Using R (Kolb/Murray-Waters)

Applied Multiple Imputation (Geißler/Heisig) | NEW



Week 2 (13 - 17 August)

Questionnaire Design (Fuchs/Metzler)

Mixed-Mode and Mixed-Device Surveys (Toepoel/de Leeuw/Klausch) | BACK

Web Survey Design (Couper/Schaurer) | BACK



Week 3 (20 - 24 August)

Meta-Analysis in Social Research and Survey Methodology (Weiß/Daikeler)

Sampling, Weighting, and Estimation (Eckman)

Designing, Implementing, and Analyzing Longitudinal Surveys (Al Baghal/Cernat)

[20-21 Aug] Open Science and Open Data (Netscher/Perry/Schwickerath) | NEW


Thanks to our cooperation with the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS) at the University of Mannheim, participants can obtain up to 4 ECTS credit points per one-week course.

Participants are invited to attend several plenary and social events including evening talks by experts in Survey Methodology, weekly welcome receptions as well as cultural and social excursions.

There is no registration deadline, but to secure a place in the course(s) of your choice and to book affordable accommodation, we strongly recommend that you register as soon as possible.

We would be very happy if you could forward this announcement to other potentially interested parties.

Thank you and best wishes,

Your GESIS Summer School team

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GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences

GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology

email: summerschool@gesis.org

web: www.gesis.org/summerschool

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GESISTraining

Summer School in Logic, Language and Information ESSLLI, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 6-17, 2018

30th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

ESSLLI 2018


Sofia University "St. Kl. Ohridski"

Sofia, BULGARIA

August 6-17, 2018


http://esslli2018.folli.info/



The 30th edition of ESSLLI (European Summer School in Logic, Language and

Information) will take place from 6 August to 17 August 2018 at Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria. The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information is an event organized every year in a different European country under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI).


Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski” and the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IICT-BAS), will jointly host ESSLLI 2018.


ESSLLI 2018 will be held under the patronage of Mrs. Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia Capital Municipality.


We are pleased to announce that the program schedule is now available for the two weeks of the school.

Under 'Program' section you can also check the information about the satellite Formal Grammar Conference as well as the Student Session.


The ESSLLI 2018 Organization Team

Conference Language, Individual and Society, Bulgaria, August 26-30, 2018

Conference Language, Individual and society


12th International Conference

26-30 August 2018

Elenite Holiday Village, Bulgaria


Organized by

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Union of Scientists in Bulgaria

Science & Education Foundation, Bulgaria

Institute of Philosophy and Social and Political Studies of the Southern Federal University, Russia

For more information, see: https://www.sciencebg.net/en/conferences/language-...

International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG), Tilburg University, Tilburg, November 5-8, 2018

International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG).


INLG 2018 will be held at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, from November 5 to November 8. This means the conference takes place immediately after EMNLP 2018, which this year will be held in Brussels, just a train ride away from Tilburg.


The conference is being organised by Emiel Krahmer and Martijn Goudbeek.


Further information and calls will be announced soon.


Third International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics, Ahwaz, Iran, January 31 - February 1, 2019

Third International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics

31 January-1 February, 2019

Ahwaz, Iran

WWW.LLLD.IR


Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research in English, Arabic or Persian:

Optional Services for Non-Iranian Nationality Presenters (If they wish to use)

A) Free Accommodation: ((1) accommodation will be in the university hostel or guest house, (2) Accommodation will be for four days (30th & 31st January & 1st & 2nd February 2019, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday). (3) Three or four participants will stay in each room).

B) Free Transportation: All transportation from Ahwaz airport to the accommodation place, to the conference venue and vice versa will be free.

C) Free Food: During 31st January & 1st February 2019 (Thursday, Friday) lunch and dinner will be free.

D) Free Tour: One Day Shoustar Historical City Tour - 2nd February, 2019 (Saturday) will be free.

E) Other Notable Free Services.

(For the last year, the articles were received from more than 30 countries)

Please feel free to write if there is any query.

The Conference Secretariat,
Pazhoheshgaran Andishmand Institute,
Ahwaz 61335-4619 Iran

Email: info@pahi.ir

Tel: (+98) 61-32931199

Fax: (+98) 61-32931198

Mobile: (+98) 916-508-8772

WhatsApp Number: (+98) 916-776-5914


Job Announcements / Vacancies
2 PhD positions on contemporary political satire, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, deadline: April 30, 2018

The Department of Communication Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam currently has vacancies for two PhD positions. Both positions are on the topic of contemporary political satire, and are funded through an NWO/VIDI grant awarded to dr. Christian Burgers. You can find more information about the vacancies here (https://www.vu.nl/nl/werken-bij-de-vu/vacatures/20... ) and here (https://www.vu.nl/nl/werken-bij-de-vu/vacatures/20... ). Interested candidates can apply until 30 April 2018.

Position for Visiting Assistant Professor in psycho/neurolinguistics, University of Illinois, USA, deadline; May 11, 2018

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in psycho/neurolinguistics. The appointment will be a full-time, nine-month position. Renewal of position is possible and contingent on availability of funding, strong enrollments, and strong performance reviews. The target start date of appointment is August 16, 2018. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Linguistics (or a closely related field) with specialization in psycholinguistics and/or neurolinguistics, is required before the starting date of appointment; an active research agenda including publications in psycho/neurolinguistics; teaching experience and evidence of teaching excellence. Additional expertise in other areas, such as second language acquisition, phonetics/ phonology, syntax or semantics is a plus.

Teaching duties include graduate and undergraduate courses in psycho/neurolinguistics, survey courses in linguistics, and additional courses according to the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: application letter, CV, up to three sample publications, teaching evaluations or other evidence of excellence in teaching, and names and contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references. Referees (or Interfolio) will be contacted by the department after submission of the application. Only electronic applications submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will be accepted.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

To ensure full consideration, all required applicant materials must be received no later than May 11, 2018. For further information, contact slcl-hr@listserv.illinois.edu

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

Four PhD positions in Linguistics, University of Groningen, Groningen, deadline: May, 13, 2018 [CORRECTED DEADLINE]
​Three PhD Positions in Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence, Tilburg University, Tilburg, deadline: May 21, 2018

Three PhD Positions in Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence in Tilburg

deadline: May 21, 2018
starting date: summer/fall 2018

The Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence department at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) is looking for three enthusiastic colleagues for PhD positions on the project VIBE (Virtual Humans in the Brabant Economy). This project aims to develop embodied conversational agents in virtual reality that look and behave like humans both verbally and non-verbally and can be deployed in hospital settings. Together with 13 partners, including Tilburg University, universities of applied sciences, several technology firms, the Netherlands Aerospace Center, and three hospitals, we will build these agents for virtual, mixed and augmented reality environments, train these agents using sensing technologies and data science techniques, and deploy and test the agents in three hospitals that partner in this project.

The successful PhD candidate holds a (research) master in a relevant area and is expected to have an academic mindset with an entrepreneurial interest, and is supposed to be enthusiastic, creative, and solution-driven. The candidate is comfortable with working in a multidisciplinary research team, has an excellent command of English and good professional communication skills. Specifically, the candidate has a strong background in areas such as cognitive science, computer science, data science, engineering, computational linguistics and virtual, mixed or augmented reality.

More information can be found here:
https://tiu.nu/13341

PhD Scholarship Computational Linguistics, Graduate School for the Humanities, University of Groningen, Groningen, deadline: June 10, 2018
Calls for papers for events
CfP Forum for Linguistic Sharing, Lisbon, Portugal, July 7, 2018, deadline: April 30, 2018 [EXTENDED]

XIII Forum for Linguistic Sharing
7 July 2018, Lisbon, Portugal

The Young Researchers Group of CLUNL is pleased to announce the XIII Forum for Linguistic Sharing, which will take place on 7 of July 2018, at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal).

XIII Forum for Linguistic Sharing is integrated into 5th edition of NOVA - Lisbon Summer School in Linguistics and it aims to give the opportunity to young researchers to present and discuss their work in a relaxed and intellectually stimulating environment.

We invite postgraduate (Masters and PhD) students to submit abstracts for oral presentation on any area of linguistics, including: educational linguistics, historical linguistics, language acquisition, lexicography and lexicology, morphology, phonology, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, semantics, syntax, sociolinguistics, terminology and text linguistics. The abstracts should be submitted on https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=13xfpl until 30 April. Accepted papers will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Each author may submit at most one abstract of a maximum of 500 words. References should only be in the submitted pdf format. The abstracts can be written in Portuguese or English, which will be the working languages of the conference.
Please CfP use the online registration form to submit your abstract, available at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=13xfpl

We expect to publish the proceedings of the conference in the online Journal NOVAling.

KEY DATES

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 April 2018
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 15 May 2018

For any enquiry, please write to jiclunl@fcsh.unl.pt

CfPresentations 'Integrating content in the language classroom in higher education', Leiden University, Leiden, June 8, 2018, deadline: April 30, 2018

The Language Learning Resource Centre at Leiden University is organizing a one-day conference (June 8th, 2018) on the topic of:

Integrating content in the language classroom in higher education

Issues, research and good practices

The object of this one-day conference is to share current findings and best practices on the topic of integrating content in language classrooms. The focus within this topic will be on higher education, but proposals discussing relevant research or best practices in other settings are welcome. Presentations can be in different formats:

1) Research-oriented presentation
2) Discussion-oriented presentation
3) Exposé of good practice

When submitting your abstract (200 words, deadline April 30th), please indicate which form your presentation will take. We propose research-oriented presentations to be 30 minutes (including discussion) and exposés of good practices to be 20 minutes. However, you may indicate alternative time slots in the submission form

Potential subjects to be discussed in either of these types include (the list is not exhaustive):
- How to integrate language and content in the classroom?
- How is teaching a subject (e.g. literature, arts, culture, politics) in a foreign/second language different from teaching in the native language – both for students and teachers?
- Which kinds of content are suitable? Appropriate? Relevant?
- Target-language use and codeswitching in the content-focused classroom

Abstracts can be submitted through this form.

Important dates:
- Deadline submission of abstracts: April 30th, 2018
- Acknowledgement of acceptance: May 7th, 2018
- Registration deadline: May 20th, 2018
- Conference: June 8th, 2018

Call for Abstracts colloquium Reasoning in Social Context, Amsterdam, May 31-June 2, 2018, deadline: May 1, 2018

Colloquium of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences on:

REASONING IN SOCIAL CONTEXT

31 MAY - 2 JUNE, 2018

Trippenhuis Building, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam

https://sites.google.com/site/reasoningcolloquium/...

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

We welcome submissions for short presentations on the theme of the colloquium.
Submissions of 1 page abstracts (in pdf format) should be uploaded on the easychair submission webpage (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=reasoning2018), by May 1st 2018. Authors will be notified of acceptance by May 7th 2018.

DEADLINE ABSTRACTS: May 1st, 2018.


THEME:

The central question that we address in this colloquium focusses on the models that can represent the first level and higher-level beliefs of agents, their knowledge as well as the changes of beliefs and knowledge in a community. We aim to understand the nature of the logic that can model how the beliefs of agents in a group are affected by the opinions and belief changes of others in a social network. The logical study of belief formation, belief revision and knowledge updates in a community is gaining importance as these logical methods can be applied to a number of real life scenarios in the social sciences.

A number of logical systems are already available to deal with the complex multi-agent scenarios in which an individual, or groups of agents, update their knowledge and change their beliefs. An important player in this field is dynamic epistemic logic, which refers to a collection of logical systems that are united in their method to deal with information dynamics. Guided by the methodology of dynamic epistemic logic, we approach the questions at this colloquium from an interdisciplinary angle. As such we welcome any insights on the topic coming from areas such as Game Theory, Belief Revision Theory, Formal Epistemology, Social Science, Network Theory, Cognitive Science and AI (multi-agent systems).

The overall focus includes (but is not restricted to) the following topics:

_ formal representations of higher-order belief, knowledge and belief revision strategies
_ epistemic and doxastic influence
_ belief merge
_ information flow in social networks
_ evidential support of epistemic attitudes
_ trust and trust revision

The Following Key-note Speakers have confirmed their participation at the Academy Colloquium on Reasoning in Social Context in Amsterdam:


Marta Bilkova, Charles University Prague and Czech Academy of Sciences
Franz Berto, University of Amsterdam
Adam Bjorndahl, Carnegie Mellon University
Thomas Bolander, Technical University of Denmark
Jeroen Bruggeman, University of Amsterdam

Branden Fitelson, Northeastern University
Nina Gierasimczuk, Technical University of Denmark

Valentin Goranko, Stockholm University
Davide Grossi, University of Groningen

Vincent Hendricks, University of Copenhagen
Barteld Kooi, University of Groningen

Christian List, London School of Economics

Ondrej Majer, Charles University Prague and Czech Academy of Sciences
Sara Negri, University of Helsinki

Eric Pacuit, University of Maryland
Jan-Willem Romeijn, University of Groningen
Olivier Roy, University of Bayreuth
Gabriel Sandu, University of Helsinki

MASTER CLASS:

In relation to the colloquium we also organize a Master Class on the same topic from 30 May till 15 June. Information about the Master Class is available at https://sites.google.com/site/reasoningcolloquium/


ORGANISATION: Sonja Smets and Alexandru Baltag, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation. University of Amsterdam.

CfP Harvard Celtic Colloquium, Cambridge, USA, October 5-7, 2018, deadline: May 1, 2018

Thirty-Eighth Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium

5-7 October 2018

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Call for Papers

The Harvard Department of Celtic Languages & Literatures cordially invites proposals for papers on topics which relate directly to Celtic studies or Celtic languages and literatures in any phase; and papers on relevant cultural, historical or social science topics, theoretical perspectives, etc. for the 38th Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium. Papers concerning interdisciplinary research with a Celtic focus are also invited.

The colloquium will take place at Harvard University on 5-7 October 2018.

Attendance is free. Presentations should be no longer than twenty minutes, with a short discussion period after each paper. Papers given at the Colloquium may later be submitted for consideration by the editorial committee for publication in the Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium.

Potential presenters should submit a 200-250 word abstract and a brief biographical sketch. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to hcc@fas.harvard.edu. Please send submissions in the body of the email or as an attached Word Document.

Abstracts due May 1st, 2018

Further information available at our website: http://www.hcc.fas.harvard.edu

We’re pleased to announce that this year’s John V. Kelleher Lecture will be delivered by:

William Gillies

University of Edinburgh


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Thursday, October 4th at 5 pm.

Harvard Faculty Club

20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

CfP 'Events and Objects in Perception, Cognition, and Language', University of Latvia, Estonia, December 8-9, 2018, deadline: May 1, 2018

First Call for papers
13th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication
Events and Objects in Perception, Cognition, and Language.
https://www.lpcs.lu.lv/13thsymposium/

December 8 and 9, 2018
Laboratory for Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia

Speakers include

Michael Glanzberg (Northwestern University, USA)
Robert Goldstone (Indiana University, USA)
Alexis Wellwood (University of Southern California, USA)
Amanda Woodward (University of Chicago, USA)
Chris Sinha (Hunan University, China)
Jeff Zacks (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)

Program Committee

Michael Glanzberg (Northwestern University, USA)
Nora Newcombe (Temple University, USA)
Susan Rothstein (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
Alexis Wellwood (University of Southern California, USA)
Jurģis Šķilters (University of Latvia, Latvia)
Jurģis Strautmanis (University Childrens Clinical Hospital, Latvia)


The symposium is organized by Laboratory of Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia in collaboration of and with support by the Baltic Child Neurology Association, Robert Blumberg (the honorary consul of the Republic of Latvia in Illinois), the software company Accenture, and the University of Latvia Foundation.
The conference will include the Robert Blumberg Distinguished Lecture, founded and supported by Robert Blumberg, the honorary consul of the Republic of Latvia in Illinois.


Call for Papers

Object and event perception are core features of human cognitive processing. Further, these core human cognitive abilities may be reflected differently in language and in perception. This symposium aims to integrate perspectives from different areas (including psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science, AI, and philosophy). The symposium will focus primarily on the following topics, but is not limited to them:

Events and objects
Events in space and time
Event perception from a developmental perspective
Developmental origins of event and object perception
Neural principles of event and object perception
Perception of causality
Relations between objects and events
Typology of events and objects
Events in semantics


Deadlines:
Abstracts of no more than 250 words are to be submitted by May 1 (lpcs@lu.lv). (Abstracts should contain a brief description of relevant theory, research design and methods, and results.) Authors will be notified in the second week of May.
https://www.lpcs.lu.lv/13thsymposium/

CfP 7th Annual International Conference on Language, Literature & Linguistics Conference (L3 2018), Singapore, June 25 & 26, 2018, deadline: May 4, 2018

We invite you/your research students to submit a paper to 7th Annual International Conference on Language, Literature & Linguistics (L3 2018) which will be held on 25th - 26th June 2018 in Singapore.
L3 2017 provided a forum and opportunity for delegates from 36 universities and 14 countries to share their research findings to an international audience. You may visit the following link for accepted and published papers from previous L3 conferences http://www.l3-conference.org/PriorYearsPaper.html.

The full paper submission deadline is on 4th May 2018. Hope that provides adequate time for you to complete the paper submission. If you need additional time, please email us at secretariat@l3-conference.org as we may extend additional time on a case by case basis. We hope you can be part of L3 2018.

Briefly about L3 2018:


- Keynote Speakers:

Assoc. Prof. Bryan Carter, Director, Centre of Digital Humanities, College of Humanities, The University of Arizona, USA

Assoc. Prof. Grace Oakley, Coordinator of the Master of Teaching in Primary Education, Deputy Head of School (Education), Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia, Australia

- L3 2018 Conference Proceedings: Print ISSN: 2251-3566, E-Periodical ISSN: 2251-3574 will be published and submitted to indexing partner organizations.

- Journal on Education: All authors who present their papers at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their research paper for the GSTF Journal on Education (JEd) - Print ISSN: 2345-7163, E-periodical: 2345-7171. All submitted papers will go through blind review process for acceptance and will be published without additional cost (digital).

- Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).

- L3 2018 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.

- Panel Proposals are invited for submission. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.

For more information, please visit the L3 2018 website: www.l3-conference.org. Would appreciate if you could disseminate this information to your colleagues/students who might be interested to participate in the conference.

L3 2017 Testimonials

For Complete List of Testimonials

For testimonials from previous L3 delegates, Please visit: https://www.youtube.com/globalstf/video
Should you require any assistance or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us at secretariat@l3-conference.org.

Call for Workshops Conference 'Annotation, Recognition and Evaluation of Actions', Miyazaki, Japan, May 7, deadline: May 7, 2018 (Workshop) [EXTENDED]

AREA will take place in conjunction with the 11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2018) and is organized as a half-day session with plenary talks, posters and demonstrations.

Date: 7 May 2018

Venue: the Phoenix Seagaia Resort

Location: Miyazaki, Japan

http://www.areaworkshop.org/

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION MOTIVATION AND TOPICS

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There has recently been increased interest in modeling actions, as described by natural language expressions and gestures, and as depicted by images and videos. Additionally, action modeling has emerged as an important topic in robotics and HCI. The goal of this workshop is to gather and discuss advances in research areas in which actions are paramount e.g., virtual embodied agents, robotics, human-computer communication, document design, as well as modeling multimodal human-human interactions involving actions. Action modeling is an inherently multi-disciplinary area, involving contributions from computational linguistics, AI, semantics, robotics, psychology, and formal logic.

While there has been considerable attention in the community paid to the representation and recognition of events (e.g., the development of ISO-TimeML and associated specifications, and the 4 Workshops on “EVENTS: Definition, Detection, Coreference, and Representation”), the goals of this workshop are focused specifically on actions undertaken by embodied agents as opposed to events in the abstract. By concentrating on actions, we hope to attract those researchers working in computational semantics, gesture, dialogue, HCI, robotics, and other areas, in order to develop a community around action as a communicative modality where their work can be communicated and shared. This community will be a venue for the development and evaluation of resources regarding the integration of action recognition and processing in human-computer communication.

We invite submissions on foundational, conceptual, and practical issues involving modeling actions, as described by natural language expressions and gestures, and as depicted by images and videos. Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

- dynamic models of actions

- formal semantic models of actions

- affordance modeling

- manipulation action modeling

- linking multimodal descriptions and presentations of actions (image, text, icon, video)

- automatic action recognition from text, images, and videos

- communicating and performing actions with robots or avatars for joint tasks

- action language grounding

- evaluation of action models

IMPORTANT DATES

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Deadline for paper submission: 14 January 2018

Review deadline: 1 February 2018

Notification of acceptance: 11 February 2018

Deadline for camera-ready version: 1 March 2018

Early registration deadline: TBA

Workshop Date: 7 May 2018

SUBMISSION

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Three types of submissions are invited:

- Research papers, describing original research; these can be either long (6-8 pages, not including references) or short (3-4 pages, not including references);

- Project notes, describing recent, ongoing or planned projects (2-4 pages including references);

- Demonstration notes, accompanying demonstration of software, tools, or systems (2-4 pages including references).

We will decide whether to have an oral or poster presentation, depending on reviewer suggestions and the overall workshop schedule.

Papers should be in compliance with the style sheet adopted for the LREC Proceedings. The AREA proceedings will be published in the LREC 2018 proceedings.

Papers should be submitted through the START conference manager set up for LREC 2018. When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. Moreover, ELRA encourages all LREC authors to share the described LRs (data, tools, services, etc.) to enable their reuse and replicability of experiments (including evaluation ones).

MORE INFORMATION

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For more information visit the workshop webpage at: http://www.areaworkshop.org/

Or contact us at: jamesp@cs.brandeis.edu, i.f.van.der.Sluis@rug.nl

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

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Jan Alexanderson DFKI

Yiannis Aloimonos University of Maryland

Anja Belz University of Brighton

Johan Bos University of Groningen

Kirsten Bergmann Bielefeld University

Harry Bunt Tilburg University

Simon Dobnik University of Gothenburg

Eren Erdal Aksoy Karlsruhe Institut fur Technologie

Kristiina Jokinen AIRC AIST

Johan Kwisthout Radboud University Nijmegen

Alex Lascarides University of Edinburgh

Andy Lucking Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Siddharth Narayanaswamy University of Oxford

Paul Piwek Open University

Matthias Rehm Aalborg University

Gisela Redeker University of Groningen

Daniel Sonntag DFKI

Michael McTear University of Ulster

Mariet Theune University of Twente

David Traum USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Florentin Wörgötte Georg-August University Göttingen

Luke Zettlemoyer UW CSE

ORGANIZERS

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James Pustejovsky Brandeis University

Ielka van de Sluis University of Groningen



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CfP Parallels Between Phonology and Syntax, Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam, July 9, 2018, deadline: May 12, 2018

Parallels Between Phonology and Syntax
Amsterdam, Meertens Instituut, July 9, 2018
Call for papers

Date: July 9, 2018
Venue: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, Amsterdam Aula 2.18


Although syntax and phonology at first sight seem to study very similar objects – modules of human cognition involved with the form of language – the two disciplines seem to have grown apart, employing formal tools that differ radically.

According to some scholars, this is a logical and even desirable development, and a consequence of the methodological assumption that the mind is modular. There is then no need to believe that different 'modules' of grammar have a similar architecture or refer to similar objects. Others point out however, that it seems unlikely that modules that have such similar tasks and furthermore clearly have to interface would be so different.

What are the differences between syntax and phonology in terms of derivational mechanisms and representational devices? Are syntactic findings on the working of grammar still relevant to phonologists and vice versa? Do notions like constituency, features refer to ontologically similar objects or are they radically different?

On July 9, 2018, the Meertens Instituut will host a 1-day workshop on parallels between phonology and syntax. This workshop is organized in collaboration with the Leiden University Center for Linguistics and the Center for Language Studies of Radboud University. The workshop will take place right in the historical center of Amsterdam.

Invited speaker: Prof. Harry van der Hulst (University of Connecticut).

Call: Please submit an abstract of any length (at some point the reviewers might stop reading) for a 20 minutes talk to Marc.van.Oostendorp@meertens.knaw.nl before May 12, 2018, 14:00 CET. Notification of acceptance: May 20, 2018.

Organizers: Marc van Oostendorp (Radboud University) and Janet Grijzenhout (Leiden University).

More information: http://phonology.eu/parallels/

CfP LACompLing2018 - Logic and Algorithms in Computational Linguistics 2018, Stockholm, Sweden, August 28-31, 2018, deadline: May 15, 2018

Symposium Logic and Algorithms in Computational Linguistics 2018 (LACompLing2018)
Stockholm, 28-31 August 2018
Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University

http://staff.math.su.se/rloukanova/LACompLing2018-...
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DESCRIPTION
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Computational linguistics studies natural language in its various manifestations from a computational point of view, both on the theoretical level (modeling grammar modules dealing with natural language form and meaning, and the relation between these two) and on the practical level (developing applications for language and speech technology). Right from the start in the 1950ties, there have been strong links with computer science, logic, and many areas of mathematics - one can think of Chomsky's contributions to the theory of formal languages and automata, or Lambek's logical modeling of natural language syntax. The workshop assesses the place of logic, mathematics, and computer science in present day computational linguistics. It intends to be a forum for presenting new results as well as work in progress.
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SCOPE
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The workshop focuses mainly on logical approaches to computational processing of natural language, and on the applicability of methods and techniques from the study of artificial languages (programming/logic) in computational linguistics. We invite participation and submissions from other relevant approaches too, especially if they can inspire new work and approaches.

The topics of LACompLing2018 include, but are not limited to:

- Computational theories of human language
- Computational syntax
- Computational semantics
- Computational syntax-semantics interface
- Interfaces between morphology, lexicon, syntax, semantics, speech, text, pragmatics
- Computational grammar
- Logic and reasoning systems for linguistics
- Type theories for linguistics
- Models of computation and algorithms for linguistics
- Language processing
- Parsing algorithms
- Generation of language from semantic representations
- Large-scale grammars of natural languages
- Multilingual processing
- Data science in language processing
- Machine learning of language
- Interdisciplinary methods
- Integration of formal, computational, model theoretic, graphical, diagrammatic, statistical, and other related methods
- Logic for information extraction or expression in written and spoken language
- Language theories based on biological fundamentals of information and languages
- Computational neuroscience of language

IMPORTANT DATES
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Submission deadline, regular papers: 15 May 2018 (Anywhere on Earth / AoE)
Submission deadline, abstracts: 31 May 2018 (AoE)
Notifications: 15 June 2018
Final submissions: TBA
LACompLing2018: between 28-31 Aug 2018 (few days, depending on the program)

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
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We invite original, regular papers that are not submitted concurrently to another conference or for publication elsewhere. Abstracts of presentations can be on work submitted or published elsewhere.

- Regular papers: maximum 10 pages, including figures and references
- Abstracts of contributed presentations: not more than 2 pages
- The submissions of proposed papers and abstracts have to be in pdf
- The camera-ready submissions require the pdf and their sources

Authors are required to use Springer LNCS style files. Styles and templates can be downloaded from Springer, for LaTeX and Microsoft:

http://www.springer.com/jp/computer-science/lncs/c...

The submissions are via the EasyChair management system of LACompLing2018:

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

PUBLICATIONS
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- The proceedings of LACompLing2018 will be published digitally by the DiVA system of Stockholm University:
http://su.diva-portal.org

- Improved and extended versions of selected papers, which have been presented at the workshop LACompLing2018, will be published in a special issue of a journal after the workshop.

ORGANIZERS
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Krasimir Angelov, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Kristina Liefke, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
Roussanka Loukanova, Stockholm University, Sweden (chair)
Michael Moortgat, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Satoshi Tojo, School of Information Science, JAIST, Japan

CONTACT
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Roussanka Loukanova (rloukanova@gmail.com)
Kristina Liefke (Liefke@lingua.uni-frankfurt.de)

Call for abstracts for workshop 'Young Female Researchers in Speech Science & Technology', Hyderabad, India, September 1, 2018, deadline: May 24, 2018

YFRSW-2018, Hyderabad, India, September 1, 2018

3rd International Workshop for Young Female Researchers in Speech Science & Technology (YFRSW-2018)
Special event of Interspeech 2018, Hyderabad, India

https://sites.google.com/view/yfrsw2018/home

== Important Dates:
- Abstract submission opens: 16 April 2018
- Abstract submission closes: 24 May 2018
- Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2018
- Registration deadline: 5 July 2018
- Workshop date: 1 September 2018

== Topic:
The aim of this workshop is to bring women undergraduate and masters
students, who are currently working in speech science and technology,
together at a special event co-located with Interspeech 2018, Hyderabad, India. The workshop will take place on 1 September 2018 from 10am to 5pm followed by a dinner with invited senior members of the Interspeech community. It will feature panel discussions with senior female researchers in the field, student poster presentations and a mentoring session.
The workshop is the third of its kind, after a successful inaugural event
(YFRSW 2016) at Interspeech 2016 in San Francisco and the second event (YFRSW 2017) in Stockholm, Sweden. It is designed to foster interest in research in our field in women at the undergraduate or master level who have not yet committed to getting a PhD in speech science or technology areas, but who have had some research experience in their college and universities via individual or group projects.

== Call for Participation
Abstracts describing the student’s (planned) research (maximum of 300
words) should be submitted by email to

yfrs.workshop@gmail.com by May 24, 2018.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the committee and applicants will be
notified by June 15, 2018. Emphasis will be on inclusivity although all
submissions should be in the core scientific domains covered by
Interspeech.

== Preliminary Program:
The workshop will include the following events:
* A welcome breakfast with introductions (1h)
* A panel of senior women talking about their own research and experiences as women in the speech community (1h)
* A panel of senior students who work in the speech area to describe how they became interested in speech research (1h)
* A poster session for the students to present their own research (2h)
* A coaching session between students and senior women mentors (1h)
* A networking lunch for students and senior women (1h)

== Organizing committee:
Amber Afshan (UCLA),
Kay Berkling (Karlsruhe University),
Heidi Christensen (University of Sheffield),
Maxine Eskenazi (CMU),
Milica Gasic (Cambridge University),
Dilek Hakkani-Tür (Google Inc),
Preethi Jyothi (IIT Bombay),
Esther Klabbers (ReadSpeaker),
Lori Lamel (LIMSI CNRS)
Yang Liu (University of Texas Dallas)
Karen Livescu (Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago),
Pratibha Moogi (Samsung Electronics),
Emily Mower Provost (University of Michigah),
Catharine Oertel (EPFL)
Bhuvana Ramabhadran (Google Inc),
Odette Scharenborg (M*Modal),
Elizabeth Shriberg (Ellipsis Health Inc),
Isabel Trancoso (INESC-ID / Instituto Superior Técnico)

For further details, please see:
https://sites.google.com/view/yfrsw2018/home

CfP International Conference on Computer and Applications, Beirut, Lebanon, July 25-26, 2018, deadline: May 23, 2018

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PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE MAY 23, 2018

International Conference on Computer and Applications

(Third Edition)

July 25-26, 2018, RAMADA PLAZA RAOUCHEH, Beirut, Lebanon

EDAS NUMBER 24063 - IEEE CONFERENCE NUMBER 43450

In the Memory of Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh Founder of Fuzzy Logic

LATEST NEWS: ICCA'17 Proceedings are Published in IEEE XPLORE

AN INDEXED CONFERENCE - SPONSORED BY SPRINGER-VERLAG & IEEE & IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY (Technical Co-sponsorship)


The International Conference on Computer and Applications ICCA 18 is an annual event focusing on state of the art technologies pertaining to digital information, communications and multimedia. It addresses all applications of computing including (but not limited to) connected health,
information security, edutainment and serious games, education, grid computing, transportation, social computing, natural language processing, knowledge extraction and reasoning, knowledge
extraction, image and pattern processing, virtual reality, cloud computing, robotics, networks algorithms, web engineering, big data analytics, ontology, constraints satisfaction, cryptography and steganography, neural networks, artificial intelligence, biometry and bio-informatics, embedded systems, computer graphics, algorithms and optimization, Internet of things and smart cities. It is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to meet together and discuss the recent trends in computer applications. Young researchers are highly encouraged to submit their work to the conference.

Technical Committee include
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Prof. Abdulmutaleb Elsaddik (Chair, IEEE FELLOW, Canada)
Prof. Patrick S. P. Wang (USA)
Dr. Sumaya Al-Maadeed (Qatar)
Dr. Justin varghese (Saudi Arabia)
Prof. Mohamed Jemni (Tunisia)
Prof. Jinana Faidhi (Canada)
Prof. Omara Karam (Dean, Egypt)
Prof. Abed Elsadik (Canada)
Dr. Saudia Subash, (India)
Dr. Nabil Sahli (Oman)
Prof. Jianfeng Ma
Prof. Albert Zomaya (Australia)
Prof. Hassan Ali Artail (Lebanon)
Dr. J. Subash Bose (Saudi Arabia)
Prof. Osman Ibrahim (Egypt)
Prof. Chadi Assi (Canada)
Prof. Ali M. Jaoua (Qatar)
Dr. Jalal Akaichi (Saudi Arabia)
Prof. Ali Haidar (Lebanon)
Prof. Mohammad Khalil (Lebanon)
Prof. Adrian Constantin (Vienna)
Prof. Wenliang Du (USA)
Dr. Majdi Rawashdeh (Jordan)
Dr. Mohamad EID (UAE)
Prof. Peter Mark Athanas
Prof. Sabah Mohammad (Canada)
Prof. Youcef Baghdadi (Oman)
Prof. Moutaz Saleh (Qatar)
Dr. Mohsin Bilal (USA)
Prof. Nima Bari (USA)
Dr. Khaled Khan (Qatar)
Dr. Nader Hossain (Canada)
Dr. Daouad Daouad (Jordan)
Prof. Samir A. Elsaoud (Egypt)
Prof. Mohamed Jemni (Tunisia)
Dr. Abdelaali Hassaine (Qatar)
Prof. Sadok Benyahia (Tunisia)
Dr. Borhan Marzougui (UAE)
Prof. Hassan Ali Artail (Lebanon)
Prof. Fadi Dornaika (Spain)
Prof. Abdul Sadka (UK)
Prof. Med Salim Bouhlel (Tunisia)
Prof. Ali Elzaart (Lebanon)
Prof. A. Vasilakos (Sweden)
Prof. Hany Ammar (USA)
Dr. Islam Taj-Eddin (Egypt)
Dr. Borhan Marzougui (UAE)
Dr. Mohamad EID (UAE)
Dr. Ahmad S. Mashhour (Bahrain)
Prof. ELSayed ElHorbaty (Egypt)
Prof. Mudasser F. Wyne (USA)
Prof. Abdel Badi Salem (Egypt)
Dr. Mohamed M. Yeddes (UAE)
Prof. Ezekiel F. Adebiyi (Nigeria)
Prof. Wald. Koczkodaj (Canada)
Prof. Taleb Obaid (Iraq)
Prof. Sebti Foufou (Qatar)
Prof. Abdelaziz Bouras (Qatar)
Prof. Azlinah Mohamed (Malaysia)
Prof. Zakaria Maamar (UAE)
Dr. Mohamed A. Mellal (Algeria)
Dr. Osama Shata (Qatar)
Prof. Arthur Edwards (Colima)
Prof. Hossam El Sofany (Egypt)
Prof. Arafat Awajan (Jordan)
Dr. Khalid AbualSaud (Qatar)
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Submission Instructions
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Authors are encouraged to submit high quality, original work written in good English that has neither
appeared in, nor is under consideration by other conferences or journals. Paper submission is done
through EDAS management system. A Special privileges will be given to young researchers (i.e., PhDs,
Postdoctoral fellow).


Proceedings Publication
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All accepted and registered papers will be submitted to be published into IEEE Xplore.

Alternatively, the program committee will select the best papers to be published by Springer-Verlag in a book
on "Recent Trends in Computer Applications fir Sustainable Development" and in a special issue of the journal
of Complex & Intelligent Systems (Indexed in Web Of Science).


Springer Book
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The best papers will be selected after a second round of peer review for publications in an edited volume by SPRINGER after the conference. Interested authors should update their papers based on the ICCA'18 reviewers comments (research work, contribution, English, etc). The publication of the accepted paper doesn't require any additional payment from the authors.

The conference website: http://www.ijcis.info/icca18ieee.htm

Contact:
Eng. Dana Bandock
icca@ijcis.info
dana.bandock@ijcis.info

CfP Workshop 'Semantic annotation' at COLING, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, August 20-25, deadline: May 25, 2018

ISA-14


14th Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation


at COLING 2018, Santa Fé, New Mexico, USA, 20-25 August 2018


ISA-14 is the fourteenth edition of a series of joint workshops of the ACL Special Interest Group in Semantics (SIGSEM) and the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO. The first workshop in this series took part in conjunction with the IWCS 2003 conference in Tilburg (Netherlands); the latest editions were held as part of the LREC conference in Portoroz (Slovenia), 2016 (ISA-12) and the IWCS conference 2017 in Montpellier (France), September 2017 (ISA-13).

ISA-workshops bring together experts in the annotation of semantic information as expressed in text, speech, gestures, graphics, video, images, and in communicative behaviour where multiple modalities are combined. Examples of semantic annotation include the markup of events, time, space, dialogue acts, discourse relations, semantic roles, coreference, and named entities, for which the ISO organisation pursues the establishment and exploitation of standardised annotation methods and representation schemes in order to support the creation of interoperable semantic resources.

Topics for submissions include, but are not limited to:

* methodological aspects of semantic annotation

* integration of semantic annotation and other linguistic annotations

* considerations for merging annotations of distinct phenomena

* use of multiple levels of annotation

* semantic annotation, interpretation, and inferencing

* levels of granularity in annotation schemes

* use of context in semantic annotation procedures

* uncertainty and ambiguity in semantic annotations

* semantic annotation and ontologies

* comparison of semantic annotation schemes

* evaluation metrics and strategies for semantic annotation

* evaluation of semantic annotations

* experiments in semantic annotation

* applications of semantic annotation

* best practices for semantic annotation procedures

* application and evaluation of standards for semantic annotation

* language- or application-specific aspects of semantic annotation

* issues in the annotation of specific domains of semantic information, such as:

- events, states, processes, circumstances, facts

- relations in discourse and dialogue

- time and space

- modality, polarity and factuality,

- quantification and modification

- coreference relations

- semantic roles and predicate-argument structures

- reference and named entities

- attribution, attitudes, and sentiment


Three types of submission are invited:

- Research papers, describing original research in the area of semantic annotation; these can be either long (6-8 pages,

not including references) or short (3-4 pages, not including references);

- Project notes, describing recent, ongoing or planned projects involving semantic annotation (2-4 pages including references;

- Demonstration notes, accompanying demonstration of software tools to support manual semantic annotation, or systems

for automatic semantic annotation (2-4 pages including references),

Submission of papers is through the ISA-14 submission site, which is now open: https://www.softconf.com/coling2018/ws-ISA-14/

Submissions should be formatted in the same way as those to the COLING 2018 conference (http://coling2018.org), using the COLING 2018 templates.

These are provided in LaTeX and MS Word, and can be downloaded from http://coling2018.org/second-call-for-papers/

ORGANIZERS

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Harry Bunt (chair)

Nancy Ide

Kiyong Lee

James Pustejovsky

Laurent Romary


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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Jan Alexandersson

Ron Artstein

Harry Bunt (chair)

Nicoletta Calzolari

Jae-Woong Choe

Robin Cooper

Thierry Declerck

David DeVault

Liesbeth Degand

Jens Edlund

Alex Fang

Robert Gaizauskas

Jan Hajic

Koiti Hasida

Elisabetta Jezek

Simon Keizer

Kiyong Lee

Adam Meyers

Philippe Muller

Malvina Nissim

Patrizia Paggio

Silvia Pareti

Volha Petukhova

Massimo Poesio

James Pustejovsky

Ines Rehbein

Laurent Romary

Merel Scholman

Manfred Stede

Matthew Stone

Thorsten Trippel

Carl Vogel

Piek Vossen

Menno van Zaanen

Annie Zaenen

Heike Zinsmeister

Sandrine Zufferey


IMPORTANT DATES

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May 25, 2018: Deadline for submitting papers

June 25, 2018: Notification of acceptance

August 1, 2018: Submission of camera-ready papers

MORE INFORMATION

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For more information see the workshop page at https://sigsem.uvt.nl/isa14/ or contact the workshop chair Harry Bunt (harry.bunt@uvt.nl)

CfP for Workshop on Semantic Deep Learning (SemDeep-3) - collocated with COLING 2018, Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 20-25, 2018, deadline: May 25, 2018

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Second Call for Papers for

SemDeep-3

http://www.dfki.de/semdeep-3/callforpapers.html

Workshop on Semantic Deep Learning collocated with COLING 2018.

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IMPORTANT DATES

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STRICT Paper Submission Deadline: May 25, 2018 (11:50 pm CET)

Notification of Acceptance: June 20, 2018

Camera-Ready Papers Due: June 30, 2018

Workshop Dates: August 20-21, 2018

Conference Dates: August 20-25, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

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With the experiences gained from two previous workshops on Semantic Deep Learning,

we would like to take this endeavor one step further by providing a platform at COLING 2018

where researchers and professionals in computational linguistics are invited to report results and

systems on the possible contributions of Deep Learning to classic problems in semantic applications,

such as meaning representation, dependency parsing, semantic role labelling, word sense

disambiguation, semantic relation extraction, statistical relational learning, knowledge base

completion, or semantically grounded inference.

There are notable examples of contributions leveraging either deep neural architectures or distributed

representations learned via deep neural networks in the broad area of Semantic Web technologies.

These include, among others: (lightweight) ontology learning, ontology alignment , ontology annotation,

and ontology prediction. Ontologies, on the other hand, have been repeatedly utilized as background

knowledge for machine learning tasks. As an example, there is a myriad of hybrid approaches for

learning embeddings by jointly incorporating corpus-based evidence and semantic resources.

This interplay between structured knowledge and corpus-based approaches has given way to

knowledge-rich embeddings, which in turn have proven useful for tasks such as hypernym discovery ,

collocation discovery and classification, word sense disambiguation, and many others.

We thus invite submissions that illustrate how NLP can benefit from the interaction between deep learning

and Semantic Web resources and technologies. At the same time, we are interested in submissions that

show how knowledge representation can assist in deep learning tasks deployed in the field of NLP

and how knowledge representation systems can build on top of deep learning results, for example

in the field of Neural Machine Translation (NMT).

TOPICS OF INTEREST

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Structured knowledge in deep learning:

- neural networks and logic rules for semantic compositionality

- learning and applying knowledge graph embeddings to NLP tasks

- learning semantic similarity and encoding distances as knowledge graph

- ontology-based text classification

- multilingual resources for neural representations of linguistics

- semantic role labeling

Deep reasoning and inferences:

- commonsense reasoning and vector space models

- reasoning with deep learning methods

Learning knowledge representations with deep learning

- deep learning methods for knowledge-base completion

- deep learning models for learning knowledge representations from text

- deep learning ontological annotations

Joint tasks:

- information retrieval and extraction with knowledge graphs and deep learning models

- knowledge-based deep word sense disambiguation and entity linking

- investigation of compatibilities and incompatibilities between deep learning and Semantic Web approaches

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

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Authors are invited to submit papers describing original, unpublished

work, completed or in progress. The papers should be maximally 9

pages with maximally 2 additional pages for references.

The COLING 2018 templates must be used. Paper submission will be

electronic in PDF format through the SoftConf conference management system.

Workshop Proceedings will be published by COLING 2018.

REVIEWING POLICY

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Reviewing will be double-blind, so authors need to conceal their

identity. The paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations, nor any acknowledgements. Limit anonymized

self-references only to articles that are relevant for reviewers.

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

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Luis Espinosa Anke, Cardiff University, UK

Thierry Declerck, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), Saarbrücken, Germany

Dagmar Gromann, Technical University Dresden (TU Dresden), Dresden, Germany

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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Kemo Adrian, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC), Bellaterra, Spain

Luu Ahn Tuan (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)

Miguel Ballesteros, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

Jose Camacho-Collados, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Gerard Casamayor, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain

Stamatia Dasiopoulou, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain

Maarten Grachten, Austrian Research Institute for AI, Vienna, Austria

Dario Garcia-Casulla, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Barcelona, Spain

Jorge Gracia Del Río, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Jindrich Helcl, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Dirk Hovy, Computer Science Department of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Petya Osenova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

Martin Riedel, Hamburg University, Germany

Stephen Roller, Facebook AI Research

Francesco Ronzano, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

Enrico Santus, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Francois Scharffe, Axon Research, New York, USA

Vered Shwartz, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Isreal

Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

Michael Spranger, Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc., Tokyo, Japan

Armand Vilalta, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Barcelona, Spain

Arkaitz Zubiaga, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

CfP 'Once upon a time... Semantic approaches to fiction, literature, and narrative', University of Groningen, Groningen, September 17-18, 2018, deadline: May 25, 2018

Call for Papers (deadline: May 25)

Once upon a time... Semantic approaches to fiction, literature, and narrative.

https://sites.google.com/view/fiction2018/

September 17-18, 2018, University of Groningen

We seem to approach a text that we know to be a work of fiction rather differently than a newspaper article, or a conversation about the weather. An influential view in philosophy is that fictional narratives are prescriptions for the reader to imagine some fictional world, while regular assertions are proposals to update the common ground. But whatever the eventual diagnosis, the (apparent) difference between the interpretation of fiction and of non-fiction already raises interesting linguistic questions: How does a reader even know that a text is fiction? Are there linguistic clues an author may leave that mark a given text as such? And is our formal semantic toolkit, developed for dealing with assertions in every day communication, suitable and sufficient for dealing with the peculiarities of narrative fiction and literary style?

In this workshop we want to bring together linguists and philosophers interested in applying formal semantic tools to linguistic phenomena characteristic of fiction/narrative. Examples of questions we would like to address include:

Are there languages with dedicated markers of fiction or story-telling (e.g. "fiction-evidentials")?

What exactly are so-called historical/narrative uses of present tense? Are there other tense/aspect/mood configurations characteristic of narrative?

What is the role of imagination in the semantics of fiction?

Conversely, what is the role of the usual foundational semantic concepts like truth, reference, truth-conditions, and common ground?

Can/should we distinguish fiction and non-fiction at a discourse level, e.g. in terms of discourse structure, coherence relations etc.?

How to model free indirect discourse and other forms of perspective shifting, and to what extent are these constructions characteristic of narrative fiction?

What is the role of (direct) speech/thought representation in literature?

How can we model different types of narration/narrators (omniscient third person, first/second person narration, unreliable narrators) semantically?

Can we push our semantics beyond literary/textual narrative to e.g. oral storytelling, comics, picture books, movies, or narrative music/dance?

INVITED SPEAKERS
Márta Abrusán (Paris)
Stefan Hinterwimmer (Köln)
Hans Kamp (Austin/Stuttgart)
Alessandro Zucchi (Milan)

SUBMISSION We invite submissions of anonymous two-page abstracts (including references etc.) for 25 minute talks (plus 10 minutes discussion). With enough high quality submissions we'll also organize a poster session with lightning talks.

LOCATION University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Exact conference location in Groningen to be announced. We can offer (a limited number of) daycare spots, contact the organizers.

DATES Workshop: Mo, Sept 17, 2018 -- Tue, Sept 18, 2018
Deadline for abstract submission: May 25, 2018
Notification: June 10, 2018

CfP International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech processing, Mons Belgium, October 15-17, 2018, deadline: May 27, 2018

6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STATISTICAL LANGUAGE AND SPEECH PROCESSING

SLSP 2018

Mons, Belgium

October 15-17, 2018

Co-organized by:

NUMEDIART Institute

University of Mons

LANGUAGE Institute

University of Mons

Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice (IRDTA), Brussels/London

http://slsp2018.irdta.eu/

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AIMS:

SLSP is a yearly conference series aimed at promoting and displaying excellent research on the wide spectrum of statistical methods that are currently in use in computational language or speech processing. It aims at attracting contributions from both fields. Though there exist large, well-known conferences and workshops hosting contributions to any of these areas, SLSP is a more focused meeting where synergies between subdomains and people will hopefully happen. In SLSP 2018, significant room will be reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career and particular focus will be put on methodology.

VENUE:

SLSP 2018 will take place in Mons, which was European Capital of Culture in 2015. The venue will be:

University of Mons

31 Bvd Dolez, 7000 Mons

Belgium

SCOPE:

The conference invites submissions discussing the employment of statistical models (including machine learning) within language and speech processing. Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:

anaphora and coreference resolution

authorship identification, plagiarism and spam filtering

computer-aided translation

corpora and language resources

data mining and semantic web

information extraction

information retrieval

knowledge representation and ontologies

lexicons and dictionaries

machine translation

multimodal technologies

natural language understanding

neural representation of speech and language

opinion mining and sentiment analysis

parsing

part-of-speech tagging

question-answering systems

semantic role labelling

speaker identification and verification

speech and language generation

speech recognition

speech synthesis

speech transcription

spelling correction

spoken dialogue systems

term extraction

text categorisation

text summarisation

user modeling

STRUCTURE:

SLSP 2018 will consist of:

invited talks

peer-reviewed contributions

posters

INVITED SPEAKERS:

tba

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Steven Abney (University of Michigan, US)

Srinivas Bangalore (Interactions LLC, US)

Jean-François Bonastre (University of Avignon et Pays du Vaucluse, FR)

Pierrette Bouillon (University of Geneva, CH)

Nicoletta Calzolari (Italian National Research Council, IT)

Erik Cambria (Nanyang Technological University, SG)

Kenneth W. Church (Baidu Research, US)

Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp, BE)

Thierry Dutoit (University of Mons, BE)

Marcello Federico (Bruno Kessler Foundation, IT)

Robert Gaizauskas (University of Sheffield, UK)

Ralph Grishman (New York University, US)

Udo Hahn (University of Jena, DE)

Siegfried Handschuh (University of Passau, DE)

Mark Hasegawa-Johnson (University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, US)

Keikichi Hirose (University of Tokyo, JP)

Julia Hirschberg (Columbia University, US)

Nancy Ide (Vassar College, US)

Gareth Jones (Dublin City University, IE)

Philipp Koehn (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Haizhou Li (National University of Singapore, SG)

Carlos Martín-Vide (Rovira i Virgili University, ES, chair)

Yuji Matsumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, JP)

Alessandro Moschitti (Qatar Computing Research Institute, QA)

Hermann Ney (RWTH Aachen University, DE)

Jian-Yun Nie (University of Montréal, CA)

Elmar Nöth (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, DE)

Cecile Paris (CSIRO Data61, AU)

Jong C. Park (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, KR)

Alexandros Potamianos (National Technical University of Athens, GR)

Paul Rayson (Lancaster University, UK)

Mats Rooth (Cornell University, US)

Paolo Rosso (Polytechnic University of Valencia, ES)

Alexander Rudnicky (Carnegie Mellon University, US)

Tanja Schultz (University of Bremen, DE)

Holger Schwenk (Facebook AI Research, FR)

Vijay K. Shanker (University of Delaware, US)

Richard Sproat (Google Research, US)

Tomoki Toda (Nagoya University, JP)

Gökhan Tür (Google Research, US)

Yorick Wilks (Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, US)

Phil Woodland (University of Cambridge, UK)

Dekai Wu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK)

Junichi Yamagishi (University of Edinburgh, UK)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Stéphane Dupont (Mons)

Thierry Dutoit (Mons, co-chair)

Kévin El Haddad (Mons)

Kathy Huet (Mons)

Sara Morales (Brussels)

Manuel J. Parra Royón (Granada)

Gueorgui Pironkov (Mons)

David Silva (London, co-chair)

SUBMISSIONS:

Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (all included) and should be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Submissions have to be uploaded to:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=slsp2018

PUBLICATIONS:

A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series will be available by the time of the conference.

A special issue of a major journal will be later published containing peer-reviewed substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.

REGISTRATION:

The registration form can be found at:

http://slsp2018.irdta.eu/Registration.php

DEADLINES (all at 23:59 CET):

Paper submission: May 27, 2018

Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: July 3, 2018

Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNAI proceedings: July 13, 2018

Early registration: July 13, 2018

Late registration: October 1, 2018

Submission to the journal special issue: January 17, 2019

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

david.silva409@yahoo.com

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

Université de Mons

Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice (IRDTA), Brussels/London

CfP RomTiN5 Romance linguistics, University of Groningen, Groningen, June 22, 2018, deadline: May 31, 2018

Call for Papers: RomTiN5, University of Groningen, June 22, 2018, deadline: May 31, 2018

English (Dutch below)

Are you a (recently or almost graduated) MA-student or a PhDstudent? And are you doing linguistic research on Romance languages? Then, RomTiN is for you! RomTiN is an informal workshop at which junior researchers in Romance linguistics can present their work to other junior and senior colleagues. It is an excellent chance to meet other people working on Romance Linguistics in an informal setting and to get feedback on your research. RomTiN5 will take place on Friday afternoon June 22, 2018 at the University of Groningen.

Sounds good? Then submit on Thursday May 31, 2018 at the latest a small abstract of max. 200 words to r.de.jonge@rug.nl. We welcome submissions from any subdiscipline (Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Acquisition, Phonetics, Phonology, Syntax, Pragmatics, Corpus Linguistics, etc.) as long as it pertains to the Romance languages.

Talks will be 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for discussion.

If you have any questions, please contact Bob de Jonge via email: r.de.jonge@rug.nl. Submission deadline: Thursday 31 May, 2018 Workshop date: Friday 22 June, 2018. Workshop venue: University of Groningen, Harmony building, Oude Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat 26, room 1315.0036. Talks: 20 minutes + 10 for discussion, on any topic within Romance linguistics. Organizer: Bob de Jonge.

Dutch (English above)

Ben jij een (net of bijna afgestudeerde) MA-student of een AIO? Doe je taalkundig onderzoek naar de Romaanse talen? Dan is RomTiN ideaal voor jou! RomTiN is een informele workshop waar junior onderzoekers op het gebied van de Romaanse taalkunde hun onderzoeksresultaten kunnen presenteren aan een gemengd publiek van zowel senior onderzoekers als mede-AIOs/MA-studenten. RomTiN is dé ideale gelegenheid om kennis te maken met andere
onderzoekers op het gebied van de Romaanse taalkunde en om feedback te krijgen op je onderzoek. RomTiN5 zal plaatsvinden op vrijdag 22 juni aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

Geïnteresseerd? Dien dan uiterlijk donderdag 31 mei 2018 een korte beschrijving (max. 200 woorden) van hetgeen je wilt presenteren in door te mailen naar r.de.jonge@rug.nl. Presentaties over elk onderwerp binnen de Romaanse taalkunde (Semantiek, sociolinguïstiek, acquisitie, fonologie, fonetiek, syntaxis, pragmatiek en corpuslinguïstiek) zijn van harte welkom.

De presentaties zullen ieder 20 minuten duren gevolgd door 10 minuten discussie.

Voor nadere informatie, neem contact op met Bob de Jonge: r.de.jonge@rug.nl. Deadline voor het indienen van abstracts: donderdag 31 mei 2018 Datum workshop: vrijdag 22 juni 2018 Plaats: Harmonie, RUG, zaal 1315.0036. Presentaties: 20 minuten + 10 voor discussie, elk onderwerp binnen de Romaanse taalkunde welkom. Organisatie: Bob de Jonge.

CfP Formals 2018, Formal Reasoning and Semantics, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 24-28, 2018, deadline: June 1, 2018

FORMALS 2018: Formal Reasoning and Semantics

http://formals.ufzg.hr/


24-28 Sep 2018

Dubrovnik, Croatia


Co-located with the 7th conference Logic and Applications (LAP 2018)


Submission deadline: 1 June 2018


The 1st workshop of Formal Reasoning and Semantics will be held at the Inter-University Center Dubrovnik (IUC) as a part of the 7th conference Logic and Applications (LAP 2018) 24-28 September 2018. The workshop is organized within the research project Formal Reasoning and Semantics (FORMALS) supported by Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ), UIP-2017-05-9219.


We have several 30 min slots available for contributed talks. All contributions which broadly fit the main goal of the project - mutual enrichment of pure and applied logic - are welcome, including, but not limited to, specific project topics listed below.


The emphasis of the project is on applications of logic in computer science, and vice versa, the application of computational tools in logical and mathematical research. Another goal is to apply logic to specific problems of linguistics or, more generally, cognitive and information sciences, as well as interdisciplinary areas in which economics and mathematics overlap (game theory, social choice theory). Even though logic is at the first glance a formal and theoretical discipline, logic is also exceptionally applicable, and it is surprising to see applications of the same or similar formal systems, especially modal logics, in a variety of areas. Formalization brings conceptual precision, clarity and confidence. Formalization also provides new insights of the complexity of problems and allows for discovery of new issues that remain hidden in informal reasoning.


The theoretical aspects of the project include:

1) exploring the expressive power of formal languages by methods of model theory

2) soundness and completeness, decidability and complexity of formal systems, especially modal logics

3) exploring the possibilities of developing an abstract theory of formal semantics.


Application aspects are:

1) development, research and formalization of mathematical models for problems of other disciplines

2) development and implementation of algorithms

3) detection of links between seemingly unrelated domains through related formalizations.


INVITED SPEAKERS

1. Vivek Nigam, Federal University of Paraba, Joao Pessoa, Brazil and fortiss An-Institut Technische Universität München, Germany

2. TBA


IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission: 1 June 2018

Author Notification: 25 June 2018

Final version: 5 July 2018


REGISTRATION

Participants need to be registered for the main conference LAP 2018. Registration fee is 50 EUR and covers both the main conference and the workshop. It is payable in cash upon arrival.


SUBMISSION

Authors should submit an abstract in LaTeX format, not exceeding three pages, to tin.perkov@ufzg.hr with the subject "FORMALS 2018".


PRACTICAL INFORMATION

https://www.iuc.hr/


ORGANIZERS (RESEARCH PROJECT GROUP)

Tin Perkov, Tajana Ban Kirigin, Marcel Maretic, Benedikt Perak, Aleksandar Hatzivelkos, Luka Mikec, Branimir Stojanovic

CfP SEMDIAL 2018 Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, Aix-en-Provence, France, November 8-10, 2018, deadline: June 1, 2018

**** SEMDIAL 2018 (AixDial) - 1st Call for Papers ****

THE 22st WORKSHOP ON THE SEMANTICS AND

PRAGMATICS OF DIALOGUE


8-10th November 2018


Aix-en-Provence, France


AixDial will be the 22nd edition of the SemDial workshop series,

which aims to bring together researchers working on the semantics

and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as formal semantics and

pragmatics, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy,

psychology, and neuroscience. In 2018 the workshop will be hosted

by Aix Marseille University, and organized by the Language and

Speech Lab (LPL) as well as the Computer Science Lab (LIS). It will

be collocated with the Workshop on Prosody and Meaning: Information

Structure and Beyond,.


WEBSITE: http://semdial.hypotheses.org/


**KEYNOTES: TBA**


*SCOPE*


We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics

of dialogue, including, but not limited to:


- semantic/pragmatic interpretation in dialogue

- common ground/mutual belief

- goals, intentions and commitments in communication

- turn-taking and interaction control

- multimodality: gesture, gaze, intonational meaning in communication

- dialogue and discourse structure

- the dynamics of agents' information states in dialogue

- interpretation and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems

- dialogue management

- categorisation of dialogue phenomena in corpora

- child-adult interaction

- language learning through dialogue

- designing and evaluating dialogue systems

- machine learning applied to dialogue

- experimental approaches to dialogue (eye-tracking, time responses,...)

- using physiological mesures (breathing, pulse, perspiration,...) for dialogue study

- neurophysiology of dialogue (EEG, FMRi, FNIRS,...)



*SUBMISSIONS*


Authors should submit an *anonymous* paper of at most 8 pages of

content (up to 2 additional pages are allowed for references).

Formatting instructions and the URL of the submission site will be available

on the AixDial website soon. There will be a later a call for 2-page abstracts

describing system demonstrations and/or ongoing projects relevant to the topics of

the workshop.



*IMPORTANT DATES*


Submissions due : June 1st, 2018

Notification : July 20th, 2018

Demo / Project deadline : September, 7th, 2018

Final version due : October 1st, 2018

SemDial : November 8-10th, 2018



*TECHNICAL PROGRAMME CHAIRS:*


Benoît Favre (LIS, Aix Marseille Université)

Magalie Ochs (LIS, Aix Marseille Université)

Laurent Prévot (LPL, Aix Marseille Université)


*LOCAL ORGANISATION:*


Stéphanie Desous (LPL, Aix Marseille Université)

Benoît Favre (LIS, Aix Marseille Université)

Simone Fuscone (LPL-LIS, Aix Marseille Université)

Magalie Ochs (LIS, Aix Marseille Université)

Laurent Prévot (LPL, Aix Marseille Université)



*******


*SEMDIAL BOARD CHAIRS*


Raquel Fernandez (University of Amsterdam)

David Schlangen (Bielefeld University)


CfP AWIA Symposium 'Psychotheraypy, psychiatry and emotions', Nijmegen, October 4-5, 2018, deadline: June 1, 2018

AWIA symposium 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Graag vragen we jullie aandacht voor het 14e AWIA symposium dat we organiseren op 4-5 oktober 2018 aan de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. De buitenlandse gast die centraal staat tijdens de eerste dag van het symposium is Prof. Anssi Peräkylä (University of Helsinki), die heeft gekozen voor het volgende thema : ‘Psychotheraypy, psychiatry and emotions’. Anssi zal twee lezingen geven passend bij het thema en een datasessie leiden. De tweede dag is gereserveerd voor onderzoekspresentaties.

Bij dezen nodigen we Nederlandse en Vlaamse onderzoekers van harte uit een abstract in te dienen over interactie-/conversatieanalytisch onderzoek. We moedigen indieners aan om aan te sluiten bij het thema ‘Psychotheraypy, psychiatry and emotions’, maar ook andere onderwerpen zijn welkom. We bieden graag zowel beginnend als gevorderd onderzoekers een podium om hun (lopende) onderzoek te presenteren.

Abstracts hebben een maximum lengte van 500 woorden (inclusief eventuele data, exclusief referentielijst) en moeten in het Engels geschreven zijn. Om de gastspreker in staat te stellen deel te nemen aan de discussie is de voertaal tijdens het symposium Engels.

Voeg de namen van de auteur(s), eventueel de relevante organisatie(s) en de titel van het abstract toe in het document. Je kunt je abstract als bijlage bij een email versturen aan [w.stommel@let.ru.nl ] tot uiterlijk 1 juni 2018.

Notificaties van acceptatie of niet-acceptatie zullen half juli 2018 worden verzonden.

Voor meer informatie, zie de Anéla website: http://www.anela.nl/activiteiten/awia-symposium/


Wyke Stommel w.stommel@let.ru.nl

Guusje Jol g.jol@let.ru.nl


PSYCHOTHERAPY, PSYCHIATRY AND EMOTIONS

Anssi Peräkylä

In the plenary presentations, I will be presenting conversation analytical studies on psychotherapy (presentation 1) and studies on emotion in interaction using combinations of conversation analytical and experimental methods (presentation 2). The data to be explored in the data session involves psychiatric intake interview.

The first presentation will lay out an overall view of conversation analytic (CA) study on psychotherapy. In a sociological perspective, psychotherapy is to be understood as a particular form of institutional interaction. The key characteristic of psychotherapy as institutional interaction arises from its particular inferential frameworks (see Drew and Heritage 1992: 21-25): the clients’ talk is understood beyond the speaker’s intended meaning, as indication of the particular (usually dysfunctional) ways of working of the patient’s mind (Peräkylä 2013). The goal of psychotherapy, accordingly, is to transform these ways of working of the mind in the client. In achieving that goal, psychotherapy is organized around sequences of actions, which can be characterized as being initiatory, responsive, or “third position” actions. CA studies have mostly focused on therapist’s actions, such as questions, formulations and interpretations. I will be arguing that through the sequences of actions, three transformation processes take place: the transformation of referents, emotions, and momentary relations between the participants. I will argue that these are key processes in enhancing therapeutic change in the patient. Key challenges for CA studies on psychotherapy will be discussed. One of them involves study designs that encompass long term processes extending the boundaries of single session. Another key challenge involves the understanding of interaction patterns pertaining to specific psychic disorders (such as depression, anxiety, or personality disorder). Finally, the contribution of CA on psychotherapy to CA studies on institutional interaction more generally will be discussed: particularly, I will argue that CA of psychotherapy highlights the importance of management of referents and the processes that go beyond single sequences and encounters, as targets of CA analysis.

The second presentation will give an overview of a string of studies on emotions in interaction using CA and experimental methods. In studies on facial expression, we have been exploring how facial expressions are coordinated with the initiation and completion of turns at talk, doing work to initiate, enhance or transform the emotional stances that are being conveyed by the speakers. In studies on emotion in psychotherapy, we have explored the different combinations of empathy and challenge in therapists’ responses to patients’ emotional expressions and narratives. For example, prosodic matching and mismatching between the patient’s and the therapist’s talk anticipatorily conveys either empathy or challenge by the therapist, in relation to the patient’s emotion descriptions. In a set of experimental studies, we have explored the ways in which the expressed stance of stories, and the affiliation displayed by the story recipients, are linked to the autonomous nervous system responses in the participants. These studies have uncovered linkages between the “interaction order”, and the physiological processes in the participants, thus elaborating Goffmanian view of interaction.

The data session will focus on psychiatric assessment interviews in an outpatient clinic. The data are in Finnish. The goal of psychiatric assessment is to define the patient’s diagnosis and treatment plan. In discussing diagnosis, the roles of the clinician and the patient seem to be different from what they are in somatic medicine: in the psychiatric assessment, the clinician seems to encourage and solicit patient participation in discussion on diagnosis, in ways that are rather rare in somatic medicine.

CfP LNAT4: Scales in language and logic, Brussels, Belgium, September 20-21, 2018, deadline: June 15, 2018

CRISSP is proud to present the fourth installment of Logic Now And Then:
Scales in language and logic
Brussels, September 20-21, 2018

Call for Papers

Theme description

Scalarity is a rich field of study in linguistics and logic. Linguistically, it enters into the meaning of a wide range of expressions. The best-known case in degree semantics may well be the gradable adjective (tall, short, likely, good ), but crosscategorially many other cases have been detected and analysed in similar scalar terms:

* Verbs: degree achievement verbs (broaden, widen), directed motion (rise, drop ), measure verbs (cost), psych-verbs (like, amuse);
* Nouns: gradable nouns (an utter fool, a slight disappointment);
* Adverbs: intensifying (hard/much), focus associating (only, even, merely);
* Prepositions: (above, before, under);
* Cardinal and ordinal numerals (five, sixth);
* Quantifiers (many, more, most, all, few).

Given the crucial role of scalarity in the semantics of vague adjectives and nouns (e.g. tall, heap), it can help to understand the sorites paradox, which has been studied extensively in philosophical logic (Keefe 2000). Some solutions to this paradox, such as Williamson’s (1994) epistemicism, stick to classical logic, while others move to systems of many-valued logic. An interesting philosophical question is whether the latter move can or should be understood as transforming truth itself into a scalar notion.

The semantic scales that have been proposed in degree semantics to account for gradability are standardly (Kennedy 2007, Solt 2015) viewed as (i) a set of values (ii) with an associated ordering relation and (iii) a dimension of measurement. But that is where the uniformity ends, given that there are – in many cases real, in some cases possibly eliminable – elements of variation for each of the three components of a scale. Some scales are viewed as involving a discrete linear order of values, others as dense (with a third value between any two other values), though it has also been argued (Fox & Hackl 2006) that all measurement is dense. Some scales involve conventionalized units of measurement (cm, min , etc.), others don’t. Some have scalar endpoints at both ends, some at neither, and some at one end (Kennedy & McNally 2005). The values on the scales have been identified as degrees, which can be thought as points on the scale (Beck 2011), but also as extents (Seuren 1973), vectors (Zwarts 2003), etc. (cf. Solt 2015, 23) And while there is a wide range of possible dimensions (volume, weight, age, duration, distance, etc.), the orders they involve come in a limited number of types (ordinal, interval or ratio orders). Moreover, such types of scales seem to be metaphorically connected to properties of spatial axes in a constrained number of ways (Nouwen, sd): vertical in the case of number (under 50 attendants), very often horizontal for time expressions (after three minutes), for instance.

Given that linguistic expressions of scalar opposition are so often latched on to spatial experience, it would also be useful to discover whether and, if so, which kinds of geometrical diagrams for scalarity have been proposed in the literature (a case in point are those introduced in Ogden 1932, 16). While the question which diagrams have been proposed has a historical interest in its own right, the features of such diagrams may provide clarifying perspectives on the phenomenon itself. Since a nonlinear relation between causal stimuli and their mental representation – in the form of compressed logarithmic scales – is characteristic of several modes of perception (colour vision, overtones in music, touch, taste, etc.), the possible connection between such perceptual scales in human cognition and scalarity as it surfaces in language and logic is an issue of considerable interest (cf. Dehaene et al. 2009 on number).

In view of the above, we welcome papers which contribute to the correct identification of (i) the nature and variation of scalarity in language and logic, (ii) the diagrams proposed for scalar notions, as well as (iii) the nature of possible connections between logico-linguistic scalar concepts and perception scales.

Invited speakers

We are pleased to announce that the following invited speakers have agreed to give a talk at LNAT4:

* Christopher Kennedy (University of Chicago)

https://linguistics.uchicago.edu/faculty/kennedy

* Stefanie Solt (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS))

http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/mitarbeiter_solt.html

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts should be in PDF-format, anonymous, at most one page long, and should include any example sentences. A second page may be added for bibliographical references only. Please submit abstracts through EasyChair, using the following link:

* https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lnat4
* Conference e-mail: lnat4@crissp.be

Authors may submit at most one individual and one co-authored abstract.

The abstract submission deadline is 15 June 2018, midnight, Brussels time.

Notification of acceptance will be on July 15, 2018.

Important Dates

First call for papers: April 1, 2018
Second call for papers: May 1, 2018
Abstract submission deadline: June 15, 2018 Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2018
Conference: September 20-21, 2018

References

Beck, Sigrid. 2011. Comparison constructions. Semantics: An international handbook of natural language meaning , Vol. 2, ed. By Claudia Maienborn, Klaus von Heusinger and Paul Portner, 1341– 89. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Dehaene, Stanislas, Véronique Izard, Elizabeth Spelke, Pierre Pica. 2009. Log or Linear? Distinct Intuitions of the Number Scale in Western and Amazonian Indigene Cultures. Science 323, 38c DOI: 10.1126/science.1164878.

Fox, Danny & Martin Hackl. 2006. The universal density of measurement. Linguistics and Philosophy , Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 537-586.

Keefe, Rosanna. 2000. Theories of Vagueness . 2000. Cambridge University Press.

Kennedy, Christopher, and Louise McNally. 2005. Scale structure, degree modification and the semantics of gradable predicates. Language 81. 345–81.

Kennedy, Christopher. 2007. Vagueness and grammar: The semantics of relative and absolute gradable adjectives. Linguistics and Philosophy 30. 1–45.

Nouwen, Rick. s.d. On the vertical orientation of quantity, unpublished ms.

Ogden, C.K. 1967 [1932]. Opposition – A linguistic and psychological analysis. With a new introduction by I.A. Richards. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Seuren, P. A. M. 1973. The Comparative, in: Kiefer, F. and N. Ruwet (Eds.) Generative Grammar in Europe . Dordrecht: Reidel.

Solt, Stefanie 2015. Measurement scales in natural language. Language and Linguistics Compass . 14-32.

Williamson, T. 1994. Vagueness. London: Routledge

Zwarts, J. 2003. Vectors across spatial domains: From place to size, orientation, shape and parts. In Emile van der Zee and John Slack, eds., Representing Direction in Language and Space . Oxford: Oxford University Press. 39–68.

Organizing Committee

Lorenz Demey
Dany Jaspers
Cora Pots
Hans Smessaert
Jolijn Sonnaert
Tanja Temmerman
Jeroen van Craenenbroeck
Guido vanden Wyngaerd

Call for Course and Workshop Proposals ESSLLI 2019: Logic, Language & Information, Riga, Latvia, August 5-16, 2018, deadline: June 15, 2018

ESSLLI 2019: Logic, Language & Information
5-16 Aug 2018
Riga, Latvia

Call for Course and Workshop Proposals

31st European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information - ESSLLI 2019
5-16 August, 2019, Riga, Latvia
http://esslli2019.folli.info/

IMPORTANT DATES

15 June 2018: Proposal submission deadline
15 September 2018: Notification

SUBMISSION PORTAL
Please submit your proposals here:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esslli2019

TOPICS AND FORMAT

Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI 2019 are invited in all areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computing Sciences. Cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged.

Each course and workshop will consist of five 90 minute sessions, offered daily (Monday-Friday) in a single week. Proposals for two-week courses should be structured and submitted as two independent one-week courses, e.g. as an introductory course followed by an advanced one.
In such cases, the ESSLLI programme committee reserves the right to accept just one of the two proposals.

All instructional and organizational work at ESSLLI is performed completely on a voluntary basis, so as to keep participation fees to a minimum. However, organizers and instructors have their registration fees waived, and are reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses up to a level to be determined and communicated with the proposal notification. ESSLLI can only guarantee reimbursement for at most one course/workshop organizer, and can not guarantee full reimbursement of travel costs for lecturers or organizers from outside of Europe. The ESSLLI organizers would appreciate any help in controlling the School's expenses by seeking complete coverage of travel and accommodation expenses from other sources.

The organizers want to point at the possibility of an EACSL sponsorship, mentioned at the end of this call.

CATEGORIES

Each proposal should fall under one of the following categories.

* FOUNDATIONAL COURSES *
Such courses are designed to present the basics of a research area, to people with no prior knowledge in that area. They should be of elementary level, without prerequisites in the course's topic, though possibly assuming a level of general scientific maturity in the relevant discipline. They should enable researchers from related disciplines to develop a level of comfort with the fundamental concepts and techniques of the course's topic, thereby contributing to the interdisciplinary nature of our research community.

* INTRODUCTORY COURSES *
Introductory courses are central to ESSLLI's mission. They are intended to introduce a research field to students, young researchers, and other non-specialists, and to foster a sound understanding of its basic methods and techniques. Such courses should enable researchers from related disciplines to develop some comfort and competence in the topic considered. Introductory courses in a cross-disciplinary area may presuppose general knowledge of the related disciplines.

* ADVANCED COURSES *
Advanced courses are targeted primarily to graduate students who wish to acquire a level of comfort and understanding in the current research of a field.

* WORKSHOPS *
Workshops focus on specialized topics, usually of current interest.
Workshops organizers are responsible for soliciting papers and selecting the workshop programme. They are also responsible for publishing proceedings if they decide to have proceedings.

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

Course and workshop proposals should follow closely the following guidelines to ensure full consideration.

Course and Workshop proposals can be submitted by no more than two lecturers/organizers and they are presented by no more than these two lecturers/organizers. All instructors and organizers must possess a PhD or equivalent degree by the submission deadline.

Course proposals should mention explicitly the intended course category. Proposals for introductory courses should indicate the intended level, for example as it relates to standard textbooks and monographs in the area. Proposals for advanced courses should specify the prerequisites in detail.

Proposals must be submitted in PDF format via:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esslli2019

and include all of the following:

a. Personal information for each proposer: Name, affiliation, contact
address, email, homepage (optional)

b. General proposal information: Title, category

c. Contents information:
Abstract of up to 150 words
Motivation and description (up to two pages)
Tentative outline
Expected level and prerequisites
Appropriate references (e.g. textbooks, monographs, proceedings,
surveys)

d. Practical information:
Relevant preceding meetings and events, if applicable
Potential external funding for participants

EACSL SPONSORSHIP

The EACSL offers to act as a sponsor for one course or workshop in the areas of Logic and Computation covered by the Computer Science Logic
(CSL) conferences. This course or workshop will be designated an EACSL course/workshop. If you wish to be considered for this, please indicate so on your proposal.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Chair:
Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) Local Co-chair:
Jurģis Šķilters (U. Latvia, Riga)

Area Chairs Language and Computation:
Kees van Deemter (U. Aberdeen)
Raquel Fernández (U. Amsterdam)
Tal Linzen (Johns Hopkins U.)

Area Chairs Language and Logic:
Heather Burnett (CNRS/U. Paris-Diderot)
Itamar Francez (U. Chicago)
Justyna Grudzińska (U. Warsaw)

Area Chairs Logic and Computation:
Bob Coecke (Oxford)
Nina Gierasimczuk (Danish Technical U.)
Gabriel Sandu (U. Helsinki)

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Please send any queries you may have to louise dot mcnally at upf dot edu


The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.
Tha Oilthigh Obar Dheathain na charthannas clàraichte ann an Alba, Àir. SC013683.

Call for Abstracts Workshop 'Psycholinguistic and Computational Perspectives on Non-compositional Meaning in Phrases', University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany, November 29-30, 2018, deadline: June 17, 2018

** Psycholinguistic and Computational Perspectives on Non-compositional Meaning in Phrases**

**November 29th-30th, 2018: University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany**

****Call for abstracts: Abstract submission by June 17th****

It is a pleasure to invite you and your colleagues to the workshop “Psycholinguistic and Computational Perspectives on Non-compositional Meaning in Phrases.” This workshop is organized by the SFB 833 and associates at the University of Tübingen and will take place in Tübingen, Germany from November to 30th, 2018.

For detailed information, go to: https://noncompworkshop.github.io/

WORKSHOP INFORMATION:

The traditional view on the construction of phrasal meaning is compositional (i.e., the meaning of individual words is combined into phrasal meaning). For a considerable part of language, however, meaning cannot be directly derived via meaning composition of the individual constituent words of a phrase. Examples of such non-compositional phrases are idioms (e.g., to be on cloud nine), metaphors, (e.g., a blossoming mind), phrasal verbs (e.g. dig into something), prepositional phrases (e.g., on the other hand), adjective-noun phrases (e.g., black coffee), and compounds (e.g., pineapple). While such examples of non-compositional language are ubiquitous in language use, there is not yet consensus on how these phrases should be represented in psycholinguistic and computational models of processing. It is precisely this non-compositionality that raises important questions for models of meaning, such as:

- How are such phrases represented and comprehended, and to what extent do the individual constituents contribute to phrasal meaning?

- How is meaning constitution impacted by language development (i.e., first and second language acquisition)?

- How does context impact access to non-compositional meaning?

Both computational and psycholinguistic approaches attempt to help us better model the bridge between form and meaning, and this workshop provides a platform for resolving interdisciplinary differences and encouraging cross-talk between junior and senior researchers. Particularly, we aim to ask how psycholinguistic modeling of non-compositional meaning can inform computational linguistic models and vice versa.

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Inbal Arnon, Hebew University of Jerusalem

Johan Bos, University of Groningen

Cristina Cacciari, University of Modena

Gareth Carrol, University of Birmingham

Aurelie Herbelot, University of Trento

SUBMISSIONS:

For this workshop, we invite submissions for presentation including but not limited to:

- Processing and representation of non-compositional, conventionalized, or figurative meaning

- Idioms, conventional metaphors, phrasal verbs, adjective-noun phrases, prepositional phrases, compound nouns, etc.

- Cross-linguistic perspectives on collocations and other non-compositional expressions

- Acquisition of phrasal meaning (L1 and L2)

- The impact of context on processing non-compositional meaning

- Challenges of non-compositionality for computational modeling of meaning, including logic-based and distributional aspects of meanings

- Data-driven methods for identifying non-compositional phrases and for distinguishing between compositional and non-compositional meanings

- The intersection of psycholinguistic and computational perspectives on non-compositional meaning

Abstracts should be no longer than two (2) A4 pages, single-spaced, 12-point font, including key references and tables/figures. Submissions should be anonymous, and authors can identify themselves in the submission form. Submissions will be selected for either a 20-minute talk or a poster presentation.

Please submit abstracts in .pdf form by June 17th, 2018 to:https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=noncompworkshop18

Notifications will be sent out by mid-July. If accepted, there is no registration fee for this workshop. Coffee breaks, a conference dinner, and a poster lunch will also be provided. There will also be an award for the best student talk and/or poster.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Sara Beck (Project B9, SFB 833)

Patricia Fischer (Project A3, SFB 833)

Ruth Keßler (Project B9, SFB 833)

Yana Strakatova (MoKo, Department of Linguistics)

PROGRAM CHAIRS:

Claudia Friedrich, Chair of Developmental Psychology

Erhard W. Hinrichs, Chair of General and Computational Linguistics

Andrea Weber, Chair of Psycholinguistics and Applied Language Studies

CONTACT:

Ruth Keßler: ruth.kessler@uni-tuebingen.de

CfP International Workshop on Description Logics, Tempe, Arizona, USA, October 26-28, 2018, deadline: June 29, 2018

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CALL FOR PAPERS
31st International Workshop on Description Logics, DL 2018
October 26th to October 29th, 2018 - Tempe, Arizona, US
http://dl.kr.org/dl2018/
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The DL workshop is the major annual event of the description logic research community. It is the forum at which those interested in description logics, both from academia and industry, meet to discuss ideas, share information and compare experiences. The 31st edition will be held in Tempe, Arizona, US from October 26th to October 29th, 2018, collocated with the 16th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2018).

Important Dates
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Paper registration deadline:
June 29, 2018
Paper submission deadline:
July 6, 2018
Notification of acceptance:
September 10, 2018
Camera-ready copies:
October 4, 2018
Workshop:
October 26-29, 2018

Invited Speakers
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Denny Vrandečić (Google LLC, USA)
Renata Wassermann (University of São Paulo, Brazil), jointly with NMR 2018 TBA

Workshop Scope
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We invite contributions on all aspects of description logics, including but not limited to:
* Foundations of description logics: decidability and complexity of reasoning,
expressive power, novel inference problems, inconsistency management,
reasoning techniques, and modularity aspects
* Extensions of description logics: closed-world and nonmonotonic reasoning,
epistemic reasoning, temporal and spatial reasoning, procedural knowledge,
query answering, reasoning over dynamic information
* Integration of description logics with other formalisms: object-oriented
representation languages, database query languages, constraint-based
programming, logic programming, and rule-based systems
* Applications and use areas of description logics: ontology engineering,
ontology languages, databases, ontology-based data access, semi-structured
data, graph structured data, linked data, document management, natural
language, learning, planning, Semantic Web, cloud computing, conceptual
modelling, web services, business processes
* Systems and tools around description logics: reasoners, software tools for
and using description logic reasoning (e.g. ontology editors, database
schema design, query optimisation, and data integration tools),
implementation and optimisation techniques, benchmarking, evaluation,
modelling

Submissions
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Submissions may be of two types:

(1) Regular submissions consist of 11 pages LNCS plus references. If the authors prefer the paper to not appear in the proceedings, an additional 2-page abstract has to be submitted.

(2) Papers accepted at some conference can be submitted as accepted elsewhere together with a 2-page abstract that also specifies where the paper has been accepted.

* For both types, there is no page limit on the list of references.
* For submissions with an additional 2-page abstract, only the abstract is
published in the proceedings. The abstracts might not be indexed in dblp.
This option is designed for authors who wish to announce results that have
been published elsewhere, or which the authors intend to submit or have
already submitted to a venue with an incompatible prior / concurrent
publication policy.
* All submissions may optionally include a clearly marked appendix (e.g.,
with additional proofs or evaluation data). The appendix will be read at
the discretion of the reviewers and not included in the proceedings. The
appendix does not need to be in LNCS format.
* Accepted papers and 2-page abstracts will be made available electronically
in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series (http://www.CEUR-ws.org/).
* Accepted submissions, be they full papers or 2-page abstracts, will be
selected for either oral or poster presentation at the workshop. Submissions
will be judged solely based upon their content, and the type of submission
will have no bearing on the decision between oral and poster presentation.

Submission page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dl2018

Organization
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* Magdalena Ortiz, TU Wien, Austria (program co-chair)
* Thomas Schneider, University of Bremen, Germany (program co-chair)
* Michael Zakharyaschev, Birkbeck, University of London, UK (general chair)

Resources
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* Information about submission, registration, travel information, etc., is
available on the DL 2018 homepage: http://dl.kr.org/dl2018/
* The official description logic homepage is at http://dl.kr.org

​Call for Workshop Proposals International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG), Tilburg University, Tilburg, November 5-8, 2018, deadline: June 30, 2018

Call for Workshop Proposals

For the third time since its inception, the International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG) will this year include independently organised workshops. These will take place after or immediately prior to the main conference (November 4 or 8).

The INLG organisers and SIGGEN invite further proposals for one-day or half-day workshops at INLG 2018.

Workshops can focus on any topic that is viewed as relevant to the Natural Language Generation community. We especially invite proposals for workshops in relatively new areas which have recently begun to attract interest in the research community, or topics where greater interaction between the NLG community and another established research community can be beneficial to both fields. Proposals for workshops which form part of an existing series are also welcome.

The workshops will provide an informal setting where participants will have the opportunity to discuss technical topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas. Proposals should also describe the workshop format. We encourage formats that will foster discussion and exchange of ideas (talks, posters, panels, invited speakers if any, …). Workshops at INLG 2018 should be planned as half-day or full one-day events.

Proposals should be sent directly to the INLG 2018 Workshop Chairs: workshops.inlg2018@gmail.com.

Format:

* Approx. 2 pages long
* The names and affiliations of the organisers
* The name of the workshop and its duration (half-day or full-day)
* A description of the workshop aims
* A short description of the format of planned activities
* An indication of the research communities that the workshop is expected to target
* A list of programme committee members

Important dates:

* 1 June 2018: Deadline for receipt of workshop proposals
* 15 June 2018: Notification of acceptance

If the workshop invites paper submissions, the suggested timeline for workshop organisers following acceptance is:

* Call for workshop papers or abstracts: 30 June 2018
* Submissions due: August 31, 2018
* Notification of acceptance: September 31, 2018
* Camera-ready papers due: October 15, 2018

CfP 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation, Tilburg University, Tilburg, November 5-8, 2018, deadline: July 9, 2018

11th International Conference on Natural LanguageGeneration

Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 5-8 November, 2018


Website: https://inlg2018.uvt.nl

Contact: inlg2018@uvt.nl

The 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2018) will be held in Tilburg, The Netherlands, November 5-8,2018. The conference takes place immediately after EMNLP 2018, organised in nearby Brussels, Belgium.

INLG 2018 is organised by the Tilburg University Language Production (TULP) researchgroup, part of the Departmentof Communication and Cognition (DCC) of the TilburgSchool of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) The event is organised under the auspices of the Special Interest Group on Natural Language Generation (SIGGEN) of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).

We invite the submission of long and short papers, as well as system demonstrations, related to all aspects of Natural Language Generation(NLG), including data-to-text, concept-to-text, text-to-text and vision-to-text approaches. Accepted papers will be presented as oral talks or posters.

Important dates

- Deadline for submissions: July 9, 2018

- Notification: September 7, 2018

- Camera ready: October 1, 2018

- INLG 2018: November 5-8, 2018

All deadlines are at 11.59 PM, UTC-8.

Topics

INLG 2018 solicits papers on any topic related to NLG. The conference will include two special tracks:


(1) Generating Text with Affect, Style and Personality (sponsored by The Netherlands Organizationfor Scienfitic Research, NWO), and

(2) Conversational Interfaces, Chatbots and NLG (organised in collaboration with flow.ai).

General topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Affect/emotion generation

- Applications for people with disabilities

- Cognitive modelling of language production

- Content and text planning

- Corpora for NLG

- Deep learning models for NLG

- Evaluation of NLG systems

- Grounded language generation

- Lexicalisation

- Multimedia and multimodality in generation

- Storytelling and narrative generation

- NLG and accessibility

- NLG in dialogue

- NLG for embodied agents and robots

- NLG for real-world applications

- Paraphrasing and Summarisation

- Personalisation and variation in text

- Referring expression generation

- Resources for NLG

- Surface realisation

- Systems architecture

A separate call for workshops and generation challenges will be released soon.

Submissions & Format

Submissions should follow the new ACLAuthor Guidelines and policies for submission, review and citation,and be anonymised for double blind reviewing. ACL 2018 offers both LaTeX style files and Microsoft Word templates Papers should be submitted electronically through the START conference management system (to be opened in due course).

Three kinds of papers can be submitted:

- Long papers are most appropriate for presenting substantial research results and must not exceed eight (8) pages of content, with up to two additional pages for references.

- Short papers are more appropriate for presenting an ongoing research effort and must not exceed four (4) pages, with up to one extra page for references.

- Demo papers should be no more than two (2) pages in length, including references, and should describe implemented systems which are of relevance to the NLG community. Authors of demo papers should be willing to present a demo of their system during INLG 2018.

All accepted papers will be published in the INLG 2018 proceedings and included in the ACL anthology. A paper accepted for presentation at INLG 2018 must not have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. Dual submission to other conferences is permitted, provided that authors clearly indicate this in the "Acknowledgements" section of the paper when submitted. If the paper is accepted at both venues, the authors will need to choose which venue to present at, since they can not present the same paper twice.

Program chairs

- Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

- Martijn Goudbeek, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

- Albert Gatt, Malta University, Malta

Workshop & Challenges chairs

- Sina Zarrieß, Bielefeld University, Germany

- Mariët Theune, University of Twente, TheNetherlands
CfP Journal 'Computational Linguistics' on 'Computational approaches in historical linguistic after the quantitative turn', deadline: July 15, 2018

Call for papers for the journal "ComputationalLinguistics" on "Computational approaches in historical linguisticsafter the quantitative turn", guest-edited by Taraka Rama, Simon J.Greenhill, Harald Hammarström, Johann-Mattis List, and Gerhard Jäger.



The deadline is July 15, 2018, and detailed information can be found in theattached PDF, which you can also download at http://calc.digling.org/resources/call-si-cl.pdf.

CfP international conference Going Romance XXXII Utrecht 2018, Utrecht University, Utrecht, December 11-14, 2018, deadline: July 20, 2018

The Utrecht institute of Linguistics (UiL-OTS) will organize


Going Romance XXXII
December 11-14, 2018


Invited speakers

  • Silvio Cruschina (Universität Wien)
  • Hamida Demirdache (Université de Nantes)
  • Luis López (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • MCarme Parafita Couto (Universiteit Leiden)

Main session, December 12-13
The scope of the conference series can be defined as the contribution of data from the Romance languages to linguistic theories. Beyond this general tenet, there are no specific requirements as to the topic, the subdiscipline, the approach or the methodology, as long as it is clear how the Romance data contribute to modelling linguistic theories of human language. At http://goingromance.wp.hum.uu.nl the complete archives of the enterprise can be consulted.

In addition to the main session, there will be two special sessions, one on (micro)contact (December 11) and one on aspect and tense (December 14).

Special session on Romance varieties in (micro-)contact and linguistic theory, December 11
This workshop is part of the ERC project Microcontact. Language variation and change from the Italian heritage perspective. It aims at gathering together experts on syntax in contact, with special focus (but not exclusively) on the Romance languages. Papers are invited on every aspect of syntactic change in contact, with preference for contact between Romance languages. Topics like Differential Object Marking, auxiliary selection, deixis, and pronominal doubling in contact
are particularly welcome. The language of the whole conference is English. However, papers in Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese are also welcome, only for this special session.

Special session GREAT 2018: Going Romance (Re-)Explores Aspect and Tense, December 14
With GREAT 2018 we want to promote research on tense and aspect in
Romance. The ultimate goal is to (re-)define the special place of Romance in the semantic and syntactic literature on tense and aspect

We invite abstracts on tense and aspect that come with a strong comparative component and have at least one Romance language at their core. The comparative component can be worked out along several dimensions, including Macro-Variation (e.g. Romance vs. Germanic vs. Sino-Tibetan), Micro-Variation (e.g. Quiteño vs. Salvadoran Spanish), Genre-variation (e.g. dialogue vs. narration), L1/L2/L3 acquisition (e.g. L2 interlanguage of English speakers learning Italian).
We strongly encourage abstracts with a strong empirical component that allow us to feed and – where necessary - challenge current theorizing. We consequently particularly welcome abstracts with a strong experimental or original corpus component as well as abstracts that zoom in on tense/aspect categories that have received less attention in the past.

Submission Guidelines
Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than two pages A4, including references and examples, with margins of at least 2,5 cm, font size 12, single-spaced.The file should be anonymous both in the body of the text and in the filename. Please make sure all fonts and figures are correctly rendered.
Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author for the entire four day-event. Please indicate in your submission whether your abstract should be considered for the main session, or for one of the special sessions. Please also indicate whether your paper is to be considered for oral or poster presentation.
Abstracts not conforming to these requirements will not be taken into
consideration.

The abstracts should be submitted in .PDF format through EasyChair
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=goingromance2018) no
later than July 20, 2018.

Organizing Committee
Sergio Baauw, Jan Casalicchio, Francesco Maria Ciconte, Roberta D’Alessandro, Frank Drijkoningen, Ellen-Petra Kester, Bert Le Bruyn, Luisa Meroni, Manuela Pinto and Henriëtte de Swart.

Organizers of the special session in Microcontact
Roberta D'Alessandro, Jan Casalicchio, Francesco Maria Ciconte

Organizers of the special session GREAT 2018
Henriëtte de Swart, Bert Le Bruyn

Contact (general)
For general information (not for the submission of abstracts) you may contact going.romance@uu.nl (Jan Casalicchio, Francesco Maria Ciconte and/or Frank Drijkoningen)

CfP International Workshop on Search-Oriented Conversational AI (SCAI), Brussels, Belgium, October 31 or November 1, 2018, deadline:July 27, 2018

The 2nd International Workshop on Search-Oriented Conversational AI (SCAI)

at EMNLP 2018, Brussels, Belgium, October 31 or November 1

http://scai.info
Twitter: @scai_workshop
Paper Submission Deadline: **July 27** (anywhere in the world)

**GOALS**
More and more information is found and consumed in a conversational form rather than using traditional search engines. Chatbots, personal assistants in our phones and eyes-free devices are being used increasingly more for different purposes, including information retrieval and exploration. On the other side, information retrieval empowers dialogue systems to answer questions and to get context for assisting the user in her tasks. With the recent success of deep learning in different areas of natural language processing, this appears to be the right foundation to power search conversationalization. Yet, we believe more can be done for theory and practice of conversation-based search and search-based dialogues.
This workshop aims to bring together researchers from the NLP, Machine Learning, and IR communities to lay the ground for search-oriented conversational AI and establish future directions and collaborations.

**TOPICS OF INTERESTS**
* Surfacing search results or other information in form of a dialogue how to present information coming from search in a form of a dialogue how ensure smooth transition between dialog turns which model to use for dialog-state tracking
* Conversationalization of the information: analyzing syntactic structure of the text and modifying it to be more suitable in a conversational setting
* Text summarization for dialog
* Evaluation of Search-Oriented Conversational AI — From Conversational AI to Personal Assistants
* The role of personalization for Conversational AI and for its evaluation
* Deep Learning for Conversational AI
* (Deep) Reinforcement Learning for Conversational AI
* Voice as Input (when we consider not only text input, but also voice interactions with the agent — how will it affect existing models?)

**IMPORTANT DATES**
- Notification: August 18
- Deadline for camera-ready version: August 31
- Workshop: 31 October or 1 November

**SUBMISSIONS**
Submission should be between two and six pages in the ACL format.
Submission URL: https://www.softconf.com/emnlp2018/scai18/

**ORANIZERS**
- Aleksandr Chuklin (Google Research Europe)
- Jeff Dalton (University of Glasgow)
- Julia Kiseleva (UserSat.com & University of Amsterdam)
- Alexey Borisov (Yandex & University of Amsterdam)
- Mikhail Burtsev (MIPT)

CfP IfCoLog Journal of Logics and their Applications, Special issue 'Reasoning on Legal Texts', deadline: July 31, 2018

IfCoLog Journal of Logics and their Applications


Special issue "Reasoning on Legal Texts"


** Paper submission deadline: Jul 31st, 2018 **


Guest editors:

Livio Robaldo - University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg) Sotiris Batsakis - University of Huddersfield (UK) Maria Vanina Martinez - Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina) Christoph Benzmueller - Freie Universitaet Berlin (Germany)


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Regulations are a widespread and important part of governments and businesses.

They encode how products are manufactured, and how the processes are to be performed. Such regulations, in general, are difficult to understand and apply.

Undoubtedly, the law, for example, as the reflection of human society, presents the broadest range of expression and interpretation, since the interpretation of even the most common words becomes problematic. Even individual regulations may be self-contradictory as a result of their gradual development process, as well as the lack of a formal drafting process.


In an increasingly complicated environment, as well as regulatory review, automated reasoning processes become more and more necessary. Current state-of-the-art technologies enforce reasoning applications on legal texts such as decision making and compliance checking starting from logical and/or ontology-based representations of norms. These semantic representations are typically obtained via Natural Language Processing (NLP) in an automatic fashion, in order to avoid huge time-consuming manual effort.


To bridge such challenges, several research projects in the legal domain have been recently funded by the EU and similar institutions, among which is

"MIREL: MIning and REasoning with Legal texts". The aim of the MIREL project is to bridge the gap between the community working on legal ontologies and NLP methods applied to legal documents, and the community working on reasoning methods and formal logic, towards the objectives described above.


This special issue focuses on legal reasoning, thus welcoming submissions describing novel approaches for reasoning in the legal domain starting from logical or ontology-based representations of legal knowledge.


A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:


- Logical formalization of legal knowledge

- Norm enforcement and compliance

- Decision making methods and applications

- Computational methods for legal reasoning

- Legal argumentation

- Dynamics of normative knowledge

- Formal models of norms, normative systems, and norm-governed societies

- Using logic formalisms and technologies in large legal document collections

- Legislative and case-law metadata models

- Semantic annotations for legal texts

- Inconsistency handling and exception-tolerant reasoning

- Legal reasoning under uncertainty and incomplete information

- Legal reasoning with vague notions

- Defeasible normative systems

- Implementations and applications in the legal domain

- Large-scale normative reasoning



*Important Dates*

- Paper submission: Jul 31st, 2018

- Notification to authors: November 30th, 2018

- Camera-ready: January 1st, 2019


*Submission Instructions*

Papers submitted to the special issue must be sent to Jane Spurr (jane.spurr@kcl.ac.uk). Please specify this special issue in the email subject.

We expect papers of about 15-30 pages; however, justified exceptions are possible. Each submission will be assigned with two reviewers.


If have any enquiries/comments, please contact Livio Robaldo at:

livio.robaldo@uni.lu

CfP International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE) 10, Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, June 26-28 2019, deadline October 20, 2018

CfP International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE) 10, Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, The Netherlands, June 26-28 2019, deadline 20 October 2018

The International Conference on Language Variation in Europe, ICLaVE, is one of the most important fora for research in the area of language variation in Europe. It aims at bringing together scholars of languages or language varieties spoken in Europe with the purpose of discussing empirical, methodological and theoretical issues in the study of language variation and change.

ICLaVE|10 welcomes submissions for individual paper and poster presentations from 1 June until 20 October 2018. Scholars working on language variation and change, in areas such as sociolinguistics, dialectology, historical linguistics, sociology of language, psycholinguistics and language psychology are invited to submit their proposals on any relevant aspect of variation in language use and/or the linguistic system.

As ICLaVE|10 takes place in Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, the capital of the province of Fryslân, where Frisian is recognised as an official language in addition to Dutch, we particularly invite submissions focussing on minority and/or small languages. In addition, we look forward to receive proposals on language technology and language variation, language variation on social media, and language variation in multilingual communities.

Invited speakers
Meredith Tamminga (University of Pennsylvania)
Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (University of Leuven)
Roeland van Hout (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Arjen Versloot (University of Amsterdam)

Call for Panels
The International Conference on Language Variation in Europe, ICLaVE|10 also invites submissions for panels in all areas related to language variation in European languages. Panel proposals must be written in English and should be submitted electronically by (one of the) the panel organizer(s) to: iclave10@fryske-akademy.nl.
Panels at ICLaVE|10 will have a duration of 8 or 12 slots (including introduction and/or discussion session). A slot is 30 minutes. Panels can be thematically organised, but data sessions are also welcome. We particularly invite panels on language variation in minority languages. Additional presentations may be added to a panel after the regular call for papers, but this will always be discussed with the panel organizer.
Proposals should be submitted in .pdf, 12-point Times New Roman, single-spaced. For format requirements, please refer to the Word-template on the website (.docx).
Proposals should include:
• A general overview text of no more than 500 words, including the topic and how it relates to the conference theme, the rationale for the panel, and its aims and objectives
• Some key discussion questions, information on how the session will be organized (discussion format, number of papers, discussants/participants), etc.
• A list of invited contributors (name, affiliation, email address) plus full abstracts of the contributions (including information on the subject, methodology and theoretical framework(s), max. 500 words per abstract)
Panel organizers should:
• Coordinate the submission of abstracts by contributors (max. 500 words each) before the deadline
• Submit the proposal following the template for panel proposals by 20 August 2018 and confirm that all invited contributors have agreed to participate
• Communicate the decision of acceptance/rejection of the panel to the contributors
• Act as mediators between the contributors and the Conference Organizing Committee
• Submit an updated version of the abstracts and panel description by 20 December 2018
• Collect papers, presentations and/or data samples for the panel in advance of the conference, and circulate these to all panel contributors
• Chair their panel at the conference
Panel proposals will be reviewed by the organizing committee.
Deadline for panel submission is 20 August 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 15 September 2018. Authors may submit two abstracts (either singly- or jointly-authored), whether in a panel or not.

Abstract submission
Abstracts can be submitted from 1 June until 20 October 2018

Important dates
16 April 2018 Announcement and call for panels
1 June 2018 Call for individual papers and posters
20 August 2018 Deadline for submission panels
15 September 2018 Notification of acceptance for panels
20 October 2018 Deadline for individual papers and posters
15 January 2019 Notification of acceptance for individual papers and posters
15 January 2019 Registration opens (early-bird rate)
1 April 2019 Early-bird rate ends
26-28 June 2019 ICLaVE10 Conference

Publication
Benjamins traditionally publishes a collection of papers from ICLaVE in its Studies in Language Variation series. A copy of the volume is included in the registration fee and will be sent to all participants upon publication.

Conference website
https://www.fryske-akademy.nl/en/iclave100/
Contact
iclave10@fryske-akademy.nl

Extra
HAHA - Humor Analysis based on Human Annotation, IberEval 2018

*** Call for Participation HAHA track at IberEval 2018 ***

HAHA - Humor Analysis based on Human Annotation at IberEval 2018

https://www.fing.edu.uy/inco/grupos/pln/haha/

While humor has been historically studied from a psychological, cognitive and linguistic standpoint, its study from a computational perspective is an area yet to be explored in Machine Learning and Computational Linguistics. The aim of this track is to gain better insight into what is humorous and what causes laughter. The HAHA evaluation campaign proposes three different subtasks related to automatic humor detection in Spanish.

We will provide a corpus of 20,000 crowd-annotated tweets in Spanish divided in 16,000 tweets for training and 4,000 tweets for testing. The annotation follows a voting scheme, in which users could select one of six options: the tweet does not contain humor, or the tweet contains humor and a number of stars from one to five. All tweets have at least five votes.

Three subtasks are proposed:

* Humor Detection: telling if a tweet is a joke or not (intended humor by the author or not).

* Funniness Score Prediction: predicting a Funniness Score value for a tweet in a 5-star ranking, supposing it is a joke, based on a crowd-annotated corpus.

* Funniness Distribution Prediction (experimental): the final task goes beyond the previous one by asking a prediction of the distribution of votes for a tweet (i.e., what percentage of votes for each one of the 5 stars).


How to participate:

If you want to participate in this task, please join the Google Group hahaibereval2018. We will be sharing news and important information about the task in that group.

Important Dates:

* March 26th, 2018: 16,000 tweets for training.

* April 23rd, 2018: 4,000 tweets for testing.

* April 30th, 2018: results submission page.

* May 7th, 2018: publication of results.

* May 21st, 2018: working notes paper submission.

* June 18th, 2018: notification of acceptance.

* June 27th, 2018: camera ready paper submission.

* September 18th, 2018: IberEval Workshop at SEPLN 2018.


The organizers of the task are:

B.E. Santiago Castro

MSc. Luis Chiruzzo

PhD. Aiala Rosá

Grupo PLN, Instituto de Computación, Facultad de Ingeniería, UDELAR (Uruguay)

Publication of issue 5(3) of the Journal of Language Modelling (JLM)

It is our pleasure to announce the publication of issue 5(3) of the Journal of Language Modelling (JLM), a free open-access peer-reviewed journal aiming to bridge the gap between theoretical, formal and computational linguistics:

http://jlm.ipipan.waw.pl/ (click on “CURRENT” to see this issue; the more persistent address of this issue is: http://jlm.ipipan.waw.pl/index.php/JLM/issue/view/17).

JLM is indexed by ERIH PLUS, DBLP, DOAJ, etc., and it is a member of OASPA.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Articles:

“Aligning speech and co-speech gesture in a constraint-based grammar”
Katya Alahverdzhieva, Alex Lascarides, Dan Flickinger

“Inferring Inflection Classes with Description Length”
Sacha Beniamine, Olivier Bonami, Benoît Sagot

“A syntax-semantics interface for Tree-Adjoining Grammars through Abstract Categorial Grammars”
Sylvain Pogodalla

Tools and Resources:

“Erotetic Reasoning Corpus. A data set for research on natural question processing”
Paweł Łupkowski, Mariusz Urbański, Andrzej Wiśniewski, Wojciech Błądek, Agata Juska, Anna Kostrzewa, Dominika Pankow, Katarzyna Paluszkiewicz, Oliwia Ignaszak, Joanna Urbańska, Natalia Żyluk, Andrzej Gajda, Bartosz Marciniak


The current make-up of the JLM Editorial Board is enclosed below.

Best regards,

Adam Przepiórkowski
(for JLM editors)

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EDITORIAL BOARD:

Steven Abney, University of Michigan, USA

Ash Asudeh, Carleton University, CANADA; University of Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM

Chris Biemann, Universität Hamburg, GERMANY

Igor Boguslavsky, Technical University of Madrid, SPAIN; Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, RUSSIA

António Branco, University of Lisbon, PORTUGAL

David Chiang, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Greville Corbett, University of Surrey, UNITED KINGDOM

Dan Cristea, University of Iași, ROMANIA

Jan Daciuk, Gdańsk University of Technology, POLAND

Mary Dalrymple, University of Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM

Darja Fišer, University of Ljubljana, SLOVENIA

Anette Frank, Universität Heidelberg, GERMANY

Claire Gardent, CNRS/LORIA, Nancy, FRANCE

Jonathan Ginzburg, Université Paris-Diderot, FRANCE

Stefan Th. Gries, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Heiki-Jaan Kaalep, University of Tartu, ESTONIA

Laura Kallmeyer, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, GERMANY

Jong-Bok Kim, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, KOREA

Kimmo Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki, FINLAND, Finland

Jonas Kuhn, Universität Stuttgart, GERMANY

Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa, ITALY

Ján Mačutek, Comenius University in Bratislava, SLOVAKIA

Igor Mel’čuk, University of Montreal, CANADA

Glyn Morrill, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, SPAIN

Stefan Müller, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, GERMANY, Germany

Mark-Jan Nederhof, University of St Andrews, UNITED KINGDOM

Petya Osenova, Sofia University, BULGARIA

David Pesetsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Maciej Piasecki, Wrocław University of Technology, POLAND

Christopher Potts, Stanford University, USA

Louisa Sadler, University of Essex, UNITED KINGDOM

Agata Savary, Université François Rabelais Tours, FRANCE

Sabine Schulte im Walde, Universität Stuttgart, GERMANY

Stuart M. Shieber, Harvard University, USA

Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM

Stan Szpakowicz, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, CANADA

Shravan Vasishth, Universität Potsdam, GERMANY

Zygmunt Vetulani, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, POLAND

Aline Villavicencio, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, BRAZIL

Veronika Vincze, University of Szeged, HUNGARY

Yorick Wilks, Florida Institute of Human and Machine Cognition, USA

Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa, ISRAEL

Zdeněk Žabokrtský, Charles University in Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC