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LOT Announcements / events
Oproep LOT Populariseringsprijs 2018, deadline inzendingen: 19 oktober 2017

Aan alle taalkundigen in Nederland

Ook dit jaar looft de Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap de Populariseringsprijs uit. Hiermee wil LOT stimuleren dat taalwetenschappelijke onderwerpen onder de aandacht van een groter publiek worden gebracht. Vanaf 2017 zal LOT ofwel een aanmoedigingsprijs, ofwel een oeuvreprijs uitreiken. De omvang van de prijs bedraagt in beide gevallen 1000 euro.

De prijs van 2018 zal een aanmoedigingsprijs zijn. Deze is bedoeld voor wetenschappers verbonden aan een Nederlandse universiteit die incidenteel een populariseringsactiviteit ontwikkelen. De prijs is gericht op het helpen realiseren van zo’n populariseringsactiviteit, en is dus bedoeld voor nog niet gepubliceerde of gerealiseerde plannen. Voorbeelden zijn het maken van een korte video, een spel, of het schrijven van een populair-wetenschappelijk artikel.

Om in aanmerking te komen voor de prijs moet een plan worden voorgelegd aan de LOT-jury (2 tot 4 A4-tjes) met twee bijlagen: een financiële begroting en ondersteunend materiaal dat de link met het eigen onderzoek aantoont. Met de prijs van 1000 euro dient het plan te worden verwezenlijkt. Het resultaat/product wordt het jaar na de toekenning tijdens de Grote Taaldag gepresenteerd.

Iedere Nederlandse taalkundige onderzoeker kan maximaal één bijdrage ter beoordeling inzenden. De inzendingen worden beoordeeld door een jury die naast taalkundigen ook redacteuren van een dagblad of tijdschrift zal bevatten.

De uitslag zal bekend gemaakt worden op het Taalgala, een feestelijke bijeenkomst voor alle leden van LOT, AVT en Anéla. Op dezelfde dag wordt ook de AVT-Anéla dissertatieprijs uitgereikt. Het Taalgala vindt plaats op 3 februari 2018 in Utrecht.

De sluitingsdatum voor inzending is 19 oktober 2017. Inzendingen mogen (o.v.v. LOT-populariseringsprijs) naar LOT@uu.nl of per post naar Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht. Het reglement is digitaal in te zien via http://lotschool.nl/populariseringprijs.


Namens het LOT-bestuur,

Henriette de Swart, Wetenschappelijk directeur

Kennislink Vakgebied Taalwetenschappen

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



Actueel:


Queen's English is de norm, maar hoe lang nog?

https://www.nemokennislink.nl/publicaties/queen-s-...

Engelsen hebben een groot normbesef als het gaat om taal: in formele situaties hoor je beschaafd Engels te spreken en bepaalde zinsconstructies te vermijden. Toch zijn de meesten tijdens het dagelijks taalgebruik wel een stukje milder in hun oordeel. Dat blijkt uit een onderzoek van taalkundige Carmen Ebner. Zij promoveert op 5 september aan de Universiteit Leiden.


Hoe het brein intonatie ontcijfert

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

Luisterend naar spraak heeft het brein een boel te doen. Het moet niet alleen ontcijferen wát er is gezegd, maar ook door wie en met welke intonatie. Amerikaanse neuropsychologen hebben uitgezocht welke neuronen verantwoordelijk zijn voor deze drie taken.

Facebookpage LOT

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

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



Lectures / Talks / Seminars /Colloquia
ACLC seminar 'Neurolinguistic studies on time reference', Amsterdam, 8 September 2017

Amsterdam, Bushuis-Oost-Indisch Huis, Kloveniersburgwal 48, room F.021

September 8 2017, 15.15-16.30 uur

dr. Laura Bos, ACLC, Lecturer of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam

presents

Neurolinguistic studies on time reference

The abstract can be found on the ACLC website http://aclc.uva.nl/shared/subsites/amsterdam-insti...

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 'FAIR: Facts and Implementations', Amsterdam, 14 September 2017

FAIR: Facts and Implementations

A workshop on the new requirements for Data in Open Science


When & where

14 September 2017, 12:30 – 18:30

Netherlands eScience Center

Science Park 140, Amsterdam


What

An exchange of status, visions, experiences to be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. Learn best practices and show us yours.

Registration

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please send your mail to info@esciencecenter.nl, with your name and the academic discipline your work in.


Program

12:30-13:00Reception

13:00-13:15Opening by Wilco Hazeleger

13:15-13:45 Aspects of FAIRness by Barend Mons

13:45-14:15The I in FAIR, Peter Doorn

14:15-14:45The Open Science Survey Gareth O'Neill - Eurodoc

14:45-15:45Break-out sessions

Domain specific implementation(s) intro

15:45-16:00Break

16:00-17:00 Break-out sessions

17:00-17:30Plenary reporting

17:30-18:30Drinks

Conferentie 'Meertaligheid, Taalverwerving en Taalvaardigheid', Tilburg, 22 september 2017

Meertaligheid, Taalverwerving en Taalvaardigheid/Multilingualism, Language Acquisition and Language Proficiency - 22 september


Anéla, de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Toegepaste Taalwetenschap organiseert op vrijdag 22 september aan de Fontys Lerarenopleiding Tilburg een eendaagse conferentie met als thema Meertaligheid, Taalverwerving en Taalvaardigheid.

Keynote speakers: Elma Blom (Universiteit Utrecht) en Frank van Meurs (Radboud Universiteit).


Aanmelden via http://anela.nl/en/activiteiten/studiedag/ Hier vindt u ook het programma en de abstracts.

National eScience Symposium, Amsterdam, October 12, 2017

Discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice

The Dutch National eScience Symposium is a one-day event where scientists and researchers from different disciplines meet to discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice.

The symposium will feature five thematic sessions showcasing world-class data-driven and compute-intensive research in different fields:

  • Internet of Things

  • Energy Science

  • Natural Language

  • Brain, Cognition and Behavior

  • Future of Machine Learning

The thematic sessions are organized in partnership with SURFnet, NWO-Shell programme, CLARIAH, NeurolabNL and Commit2Data.

Why?

Digital technology cross-cuts all scientific domains. Our understanding of the universe, dealing with the challenges of climate change and discovering new energy sources, analyzing human behavior, or tracking athletes' performances are just a couple of areas where digital technology is being used to enhance scientific research.

The cross-cutting aspect means that technologies used in one field can be applicable across other fields. This annual symposium is an opportunity for anyone working in academia or industry with an interest in digital technology and scientific research. It is thé place to meet researchers, students, data scientists, scientific administrators, CIOs and CTOs dealing with the challenges and potential of digital technologies; from the humanities to physics and beyond.

3rd Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence (GCAI 2017), Miami, USA, 18-22 October 2017

The 3rd Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence (GCAI 2017)

Miami, USA, 18-22 October 2017

http://easychair.org/smart-program/GCAI2017/


*New*: (Abstracts: 14 July, Papers: 21 July)


The 3rd Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence (GCAI 2017) will be held in Miami, USA, at the Courtyard Marriott hotel in Coconut Grove, 18-22 October 2017. The conference, which addresses all aspects of artificial intelligence, is being organized by LRG (http://www.lrg.global) and the University of Miami.

The program chairs are Christoph Benzmueller, Christine Lisetti and Martin Theobald. The conference chair is Geoff Sutcliffe.



SUBMISSION


Submissions in all areas of artifical intelligence are welcome. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:



Foundations

+ Knowledge representation

+ Cognitive modeling

+ Perception

+ Search

+ Reasoning and programming

+ Machine learning

+ Constraints and uncertainty


Architectures

+ Agents and distributed AI

+ Intelligent user interfaces

+ Natural language systems and linguistics Information retrieval

+ Case-based reasoning Affective computing Robotics


Applications

+ Aviation and aerospace

+ Education and tutoring systems

+ Games and entertainment

+ Law and Machine Ethics

+ Mathematics and the Sciences

+ Medicine and healthcare

+ Management and manufacturing

+ World Wide Web

+ Security


Implications

+ Philosophical foundations

+ Social impact and ethics

+ Evaluation of AI systems

+ AI education



DATES


+ Abstract registration: 14 July, 2017

+ Submission: 21 July, 2017

+ Notification: 18 August, 2017

+ Final version: 25 August, 2017

+ Early registration deadline: tba

+ Conference: 19-22 October, 2016



SUBMISSION and PUBLICATION


Submission is via EasyChair at

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gcai2017

The proceedings will be published by EasyChair Publications in the EPiC Series in Computing. The volume will be open access and authors will retain copyright.



INVITED SPEAKERS


+ Catherine Pelachaud, Telecom-ParisTech, France Marijn Heule,

+ University of Texas at Austin, USA Guy van den Broeck, UCLA, USA



PROGRAMME COMMITTEE


Jose Julio Alferes (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa) Elisabeth Andre (Augsburg University) Serge Autexier (DFKI) Peter Baumgartner (National ICT Australia) Christoph Benzmueller (Freie Universitaet Berlin) - chair Philippe Besnard (CNRS / IRIT) Richard Booth (Cardiff University) Krysia Broda (Imperial College) Walter Carnielli (Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of Science - CLE) Amedeo Cesta (CNR - National Research Council of Italy) Gabriella Cortellessa (CNR-ISTC, National Research Council of Italy) Mehdi Dastani (Utrecht University) James Delgrande (Simon Fraser University) Wolfgang Faber (University of Huddersfield) Germain Forestier (Universite de Haute Alsace) Gerhard Friedrich (Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt) Thom Fruehwirth (University of Ulm) Daniel Garijo (UCLA) Marco Gavanelli (University of Ferrara) Gianluigi Greco (University of Calabria) Ian Horswill (Northwestern University) Katsumi Inoue (NII) Mateja Jamnik (University of Cambridge) Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz (University of Oxford) Tommi Junttila (Aalto University) Panagiotis Kanellopoulos (University of Patras and CTI "Diophantus") Gabriele Kern-Isberner (Technische Universitaet Dortmund) Roman Kontchakov (Birkbeck, University of London) Tim Landgraf (Freie Universitaet Berlin) Jerome Lang (CNRS, LAMSADE, Universite Paris-Dauphine) Gang Li (School of Information Technology, Deakin University) Sanjiang Li (University of Technology Sydney) Christine Lisetti (Florida International University) - chair Xudong Luo (Guangxi Normal University) Ines Lynce (INESC-ID/IST, Universidade de Lisboa) Ana Gabriela Maguitman (Universidad Nacional del Sur) George Metcalfe (University of Bern) Angelo Montanari (University of Udine) Till Mossakowski (University of Magdeburg) Xavier Parent (University of Luxembourg) Radu-Emil Precup (Politehnica University of Timisoara) Dumitru Roman (SINTEF / University of Oslo) Marco Roveri (FBK-irst) Steven Schockaert (Cardiff University) Magy Seif El-Nasr (Northeastern University) Christine Solnon (LIRIS CNRS UMR 5205 / INSA Lyon) Daria Stepanova (Max Planck Institute for Informatics) Thomas Stuetzle (Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)) Martin Theobald (Universite du Luxembourg) - chair Juergen Umbrich (Vienna University of Economy and Business (WU)) Maria Esther Vidal (Universidad Simon Bolivar, Dept. Computer Science) Inon Zuckerman (Ariel University)


Update: Submission deadline extended: June 18: 5th International conference on statistical language and speech processing, Le Mans, France, October 23-25, 2017.

5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STATISTICAL LANGUAGE AND SPEECHPROCESSING

SLSP 2017

Le Mans, France

October 23-25, 2017

Organized by:

Computer Science Lab (LIUM)
University of Le Mans

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University

http://grammars.grlmc.com/SLSP2017/

AIMS:

SLSP is a yearly conference series aimed at promoting and displaying excellentresearch on the wide spectrum of statistical methods that are currently in usein computational language or speech processing. It aims at attractingcontributions from both fields. Though there exist large, well-knownconferences and workshops hosting contributions to any of these areas, SLSP isa more focused meeting where synergies between subdomains and people will hopefullyhappen. In SLSP 2017, significant room will be reserved to young scholars atthe beginning of their career and particular focus will be put on methodology.

VENUE:

SLSP 2017 will take place in Le Mans, in the region Pays de la Loire, a citywith well-preserved Gallo-Roman remnants. The venue will be:

Claude Chappe Informatics Institute
University of Le Mans
Avenue Laënnec
72085 Le Mans Cedex 9

SCOPE:

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

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 2017 will consist of:

invited talks
peer-reviewed contributions
posters

INVITED SPEAKERS:

tba

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE: (to be completed)

Robert Gaizauskas (University of Sheffield, UK)
Keikichi Hirose (University of Tokyo, JP)
Gareth Jones (Dublin City University, IE)
Tomi Kinnunen (University of Eastern Finland, FI)
Elizabeth D. Liddy (Syracuse University, US)
Xunying Liu (Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Rovira i Virgili University, ES, chair)
Yuji Matsumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, JP)
Marie-Francine Moens (KU Leuven, BE)
Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institute, QA)
Hermann Ney (RWTH Aachen University, DE)
Holger Schwenk (Facebook, FR)
Phil Woodland (University of Cambridge, UK)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Walid Aransa (Le Mans)
Adrien Bardet (Le Mans)
Abdessalam Bouchekif (Le Mans)
Fethi Bougares (Le Mans)
Nathalie Camelin (Le Mans)
Yannick Estève (Le Mans, co-chair)
Mercedes García Martínez (Le Mans)
Sahar Ghannay (Le Mans)
Anthony Larcher (Le Mans)
Antoine Laurent (Le Mans)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
Salima Mdhaffar (Le Mans)
Manuel J. Parra Royón (Granada)
Simon Petitrenaud (Le Mans)
David Silva (London)
Natalia Tomashenko (Le Mans)
Kévin Vythelingum (Le Mans)

SUBMISSIONS:

Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presentingoriginal and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spacedpages (including eventual appendices, references, proofs, graphics, etc.) andshould be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCSseries (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Submissions have to be uploaded to:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=slsp2017

PUBLICATIONS:

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

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

REGISTRATION:

The registration form can be found at:

http://grammars.grlmc.com/SLSP2017/Registration.php

DEADLINES (all at 23:59 CET):

Paper submission: June 11, 2017
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: July 11, 2017
Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNAI proceedings: July 21, 2017
Early registration: July 21, 2017
Late registration: October 9, 2017
Submission to the journal special issue: January 25, 2018

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

david.silva409@yahoo.com

POSTAL ADDRESS:

SLSP 2017
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

Université du Maine

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Symposium ’Predicting and improving English foreign language skills in elementary school children’, University of Amsterdam, 26 October 2017

On Thursday 26 October 2017 (10.00 – 17.00) there will be a symposium ’Predicting and improving English foreign language skills in elementary school children’ in the context of the ORWELL project. Inter(national) experts will present the latest scientific insights into foreign and second language acquisition and teaching.

The program includes the following speakers: prof. Esther Geva (University of Toronto); prof. Victor van Daal (Edge Hill University); prof. Mikko Aro (University of Jyväskylä); prof. Carmen Muñoz (University of Barcelona); prof. Judit Kormos (Lancaster University); prof. Rick de Graaff (Utrecht University); dr. Margreet van Koert-Hoogervorst (University of Amsterdam), and Nihayra Leona (University of Amsterdam).


The symposium is free, but please register here: registration

The location is: The University of Amsterdam, Roeterseiland REC-M, Plantage Muidergracht 12, Amsterdam.

A detailed program will follow.

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On Thursday 26 October 2017 (10.00 – 17.00) there will be a symposium ’Predicting and improving English foreign language skills in elementary school children’ in the context of the ORWELL project. Inter(national) experts will present the latest scientific insights into foreign and second language acquisition and teaching.

The program includes the following speakers: prof. Esther Geva (University of Toronto); prof. Victor van Daal (Edge Hill University); prof. Mikko Aro (University of Jyväskylä); prof. Carmen Muñoz (University of Barcelona); prof. Judit Kormos (Lancaster University); prof. Rick de Graaff (Utrecht University); dr. Margreet van Koert-Hoogervorst (University of Amsterdam), and Nihayra Leona (University of Amsterdam).


The symposium is free, but please register here: registration

The location is: The University of Amsterdam, Roeterseiland REC-M, Plantage Muidergracht 12, Amsterdam.

A detailed program will follow.

Update: Symposium 'Language Impairment and Bilingualism', Utrecht, October 27, 2017

On Friday the 27th of October at 14.30,Tessel Boerma will be defending her dissertation about the effects of languageimpairment and bilingualism on children’s linguistic and cognitive developmentin the Academiegebouw in Utrecht. On the day of the defense, a symposium on ‘LanguageImpairment and Bilingualism’ will be organized. You are cordially invited toboth the defense and the symposium.

The symposium will take place between09.30 and 12.00 in the Belle van Zuylenzaal in the Academiegebouw (Domplein 29,Utrecht). Speakers will be prof. dr. Johanne Paradis (University of Alberta,Canada), dr. Jan de Jong (University of Bergen, Norway/University of Amsterdam,the Netherlands) and dr. Pascale Engel de Abreu (University of Luxembourg). Thetitles and abstracts of the talks are attached here.

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What: Symposium on ‘Language Impairment andBilingualism’

Where: Belle van Zuylenzaal in the Academiegebouw in Utrecht

When: the 27th of October between 09.30 and 12.00

Please send an email to Tessel Boerma(t.d.boerma@uu.nl) if you would like to participate.

Kind regards,

Elma Blom, Paul Leseman, Frank Wijnen & Tessel Boerma

Op vrijdag 27 oktober om 14.30 zal Tessel Boerma haarproefschrift over de effecten van een taalontwikkelingsstoornis enmeertaligheid op de talige en cognitieve ontwikkeling van kinderen verdedigenin het Academiegebouw in Utrecht. Op de dag van de verdediging zal er eensymposium over ‘Taalontwikkelingsstoornissen en Meertaligheid’ plaatsvinden. Ubent van harte uitgenodigd voor de verdediging en het symposium.

Het symposium vindt plaats van 09.30 tot 12.00 in de Belle vanZuylenzaal in het Academiegebouw. De sprekers zijn prof. dr. Johanne Paradis(University of Alberta, Canada), dr. Jan de Jong (University of Bergen,Noorwegen/Universiteit van Amsterdam, Nederland) and dr. Pascale Engel de Abreu(University of Luxembourg). De titels en abstracts van de lezingen kunt u hier vinden.

Wat: Symposium over ‘Taalontwikkelingsstoornissen en Meertaligheid’

Waar: Belle van Zuylenzaal in het Academiegebouw in Utrecht

Wanneer: 27 oktober van 09.30 tot 12.00

Indien u bij het symposium aanwezig wilt zijn, stuur dan eenmailtje naar Tessel Boerma (t.d.boerma@uu.nl).

Hartelijke groet,

Elma Blom, Paul Leseman, Frank Wijnen & Tessel Boerma

Conference ‘Effects of therapy in young and school-age children with developmental language disorders (DLD)’, Utrecht, November 10, 2017

More information: www.taalstaal.nl

TaalStaal 2017
Het effect van behandelingen bij jonge en schoolgaande kinderen met een taalontwikkelingsstoornis (TOS)

In lezingen en posterpresentaties komen de volgende onderwerpen aan de orde.

  • Een overzicht van behandelmodellen
  • Het effect van mono- en multidisciplinaire behandelingen
  • Directe en indirecte therapie
  • Inzicht in lopend onderzoek

Internationale sprekers:

  • prof.dr. D. Bishop, University of Oxford UK
  • prof.dr. J.Law, University of Newcastle, UK
  • prof.dr. L. Leonard, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Locatie:Werkspoorkathedraal Utrecht

Datum: 10 november 2017

Verwacht aantal deelnemers: 600

Aantal sprekers: 8 waarvan 3 internationaal

Aantal posters: indienen voorstel voor poster mogelijk tot 1 juni 2017 (congres@taalstaal.nl)

Organisatoren: Auris, Kentalis, NSDSK, Pento, UU, HU

Abstracts/presentaties

Conference 'Teaching Chinese as a foreign language', University of Wroclaw, Poland, 17-19 November 2017

Teaching Chinese as a foreign language

Engaging and motivating students in the classroom

Invitation to the Conference

Modern world is in an permanent, total change. Change, that impacts not only economy, politics and natural environment, but also international communication,language and methods of teaching languages. How to make students interested in language? How to focus them even on the hardest grammar points? How to connect fun and knowledge in learning foreign languages? What are modern methods of activation in teaching foreign languages and how to use them?

The University of Wroclaw, Hanban and the Confucius Institute at the University ofWroclaw do invite you to an International Scientific Conference titled "TeachingChinese as a foreign language. Engaging and motivating students in theclassroom".


We recommend the following topics for the conference:

* modern methology of teaching foreign languages;

* modern technology in activation in teaching foreign languages;

* sources and tools of activation in teaching foreign languages;

* methods of activation in teaching foreign languages in workong with different age-groups;

* authoring methods of activation in teaching foreign languages.


We invite philological researchers, foreign language teachers and methodologists,and linguists and e-learning specialist researchers, especially in sinology. We also invite senior researchers as well as doctoral students. We invite philological researchers, foreign language teachers and methodologists, and linguists and e learning specialist researchers, especially in sinology. We also invite senior researchers as well as doctoral students.


The conference will be hosted by the Confucius Institute at the University of Wroclaw, Poland, on 17 – 19 November 2017. The language of the conference will be English.

We now invite abstracts for individual papers or posters. The abstracts must be sent attached and anonymous and must not contain more than 300 words (in English).

They should be submitted by 17 October 2017 and sent to the conference e-mail address at: teaching.chinese@uwr.edu.pl


Abstracts sent by doctoral students should be approved by their supervisors (not in the abstracts text, which must remain anonymous, but with the supervisor’s address in the CC field).


The conference will be transmitted online via Skype, thus two types of participation will be possible – at the place of the conference and online. If the total number of participants at the place of the conference is fewer than 10, the conference will be organised as an online panel discussion on 17 November 2017.


The abstracts will be accepted upon revision by the scientific committee by 25 October 2016.


The final programme of the conference will be released by 10 November 2017.

Papers will be grouped into various sessions dedicated to different topic areas of discussion.

A poster session is also planned,, i.e. unless there are fewer than 10 poster proposals sent and/or accepted.


Additional information:

Every presentation should last no more than 20 minutes and will be followed by a 10-minute discussion.

The registration fee is € 120 for participants at the place of the conference and € 40 for online-only participants.

The discounted fee for doctoral students is € 80, and € 60 for accompanying persons.

If the form of the conference changes from a stationary one (at the place of the conference) to an online panel discussion, the difference in the fee price for participants who sent their proposals to participate at the place of the conference will be returned to their accounts.


The fees should be paid via bank transfer to the following account:

IBAN: PL 80 1090 2398 0000 0001 2002 5457

SWIFT: WBKPPLPP

The address and payment details are as follows:

Uniwersytet Wrocławski

Plac Uniwersytecki 1

50-137 Wrocław

“Teaching Chinese as a foreign language”


The transfer fee should be covered by the sender (OUR).

Fees should be paid by 31 October 2017.

The conference fee includes meals, accommodation and conference

proceedings.

Unfortunately, we are unable to reimburse any travel expenses.

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

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

Date: 1-2 February, 2018

Venue: Ahwaz, Iran

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

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

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

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

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



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

The Fryske Akademy organizes its 1st Conference on Frisian Humanities

Date

23 to 26 April 2018

Location

City Theatre "De Harmonie" in Leeuwarden

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

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

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

23-24 April

- Language and Linguistics

- Literature (Dutch conference)

- Medieval Frisia

25-26 April

- Multilingualism

- Urban Histories

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

Contact organization

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

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

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

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

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

2013 and Istanbul 2015:

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


Along these years UNILOG has been a leading international logical event

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

more.


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

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

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


The previous edition in Istanbul gathered more than 400 logicians from

about 50 different countries.

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

- A school of logic of 5 days with 30 tutorials

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

- Award of Logic Prizes from about 10 countries

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

of her / its / his speech).


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

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

particular created beautiful parks with species of trees from all over

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

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

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

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

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

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


Deadline to submit an abstract: September 15, 2017


Looking forward to seeing you in Vichy in June 2018

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

Christophe Rey (University Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, LIMOS)

Organizers of UNILOG'2018

Job Announcements / Vacancies
Three Positions in the Dutch Research Consortium 'Language in Interaction', deadline: September 10, 2017

Three Positions in the Dutch Research Consortium 'Language in Interaction' (0.8-1.0 FTE)

Dutch Research Consortium 'Language in Interaction'

Vacancy number: 30.06.17

Application deadline: September 10, 2017, 23.59 CET


Responsibilities

We are looking for highly motivated candidates to enrich a unique research consortium aiming to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of language at multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour.

Currently, our consortium advertises 2 Postdoc positions and 1 RA position. These positions provide the opportunity for conducting world-class research as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Each position has its own requirements and profile.


Click here for more information on the advertised positions.

www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/BQthird.html


Work environment

The Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the language sciences. The Language in Interaction research consortium, sponsored by a large grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), brings together many of the excellent research groups in the Netherlands with a research programme on the foundations of language.

In addition to excellence in the domain of language and related relevant fields of cognition, our consortium provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a research team with ample experience in the complex research methods that will be invoked to address the scientific questions at the highest level of methodological sophistication. These include methods from genetics, neuroimaging, computational modelling, and patient-related research. This consortium realises both quality and critical mass for studying human language at a scale not easily found anywhere else.

We have identified five Big Questions (BQ) that are central to our understanding of the human language faculty. These questions are interrelated at multiple levels. Teams of researchers will collaborate to collectively address these key questions of our field.


Our five Big Questions are:

BQ1: The nature of the mental lexicon: How to bridge neurobiology and psycholinguistic theory by computational modelling?

BQ2: What are the characteristics and consequences of internal brain organization for language?

BQ3: Creating a shared cognitive space: How is language grounded in and shaped by communicative settings of interacting people?

BQ4: Variability in language processing and in language learning: Why does the ability to learn language change with age? How can we characterise and map individual language skills in relation to the population distribution?

BQ5: How are other cognitive systems shaped by the presence of a language system in humans?


Successful candidates will be appointed at one of the consortium’s home institutions, depending on the position applied for. All successful candidates will become members of our Big Question teams. The research is conducted in an international setting at all participating institutions. English is the lingua franca.


What we expect from you

Each position has its own requirements and profile.

More information on: www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/BQthird.html


General requirements for all positions are:

•a degree in one of the fields indicated for the positions;

•strong motivation;

•excellent proficiency in written and spoken English.


What we have to offer

•employment: 0.8-1.0 FTE;

•you will be appointed at one of the consortium's home institutions, depending on the position applied for;

•terms of employment depend on the embedding institution;

•the institutes involved have regulations in place that enable their staff to create a good work-life balance.


Other Information

All institutes involved are equal opportunity employers, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourage applications from women and minorities.


Would you like to know more?

Further information on: the Language in Interaction Consortium

Further information on the different positions, including terms of employment and contacts.


Additional information can be obtained from the contacts for the different positions.


Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of Prof. dr. P. Hagoort) using this link

http://www.ru.nl/english/working-at/jobopportuniti...


Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachments:


•a cover letter quoting at the top the number of the position you apply for,

•your curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and the names of at least two persons who can provide references.


Please apply before September 10, 2017, 23:59 CET.


For more information on your application: +31 24 3611173.


No commercial propositions please.


Assistant-Associate professor in Computational Linguistics, Utrecht University, deadline: 30 September 2017

Assistant-Associate professor in Computational Linguistics (1,0 fte)

Function

The department of Languages, Literature and Communication of Utrecht University invites applications from excellent researchers for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant/associate professor in Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing. The position starts January 1, 2018 (or earlier if possible), and will be in the Linguistics section of the department. The researcher will be affiliated with the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics UiL OTS, with most of the teaching done as part of the Artificial Intelligence program of the Utrecht University (bachelor and master level).

We are looking for excellent candidates working in the field of Computational Linguistics, and especially for candidates who specialize in models connecting statistical NLP with formal language theories of syntax and semantics. The candidate will be expected to make a substantial contribution to both the computational linguistics research at the UiL OTS and to the AI teaching program. Accordingly, proven expertise in both linguistic theories and in statistical NLP will be a strong advantage. The candidate is also expected to engage with the digital humanities community at the faculty and should be willing to contribute to research and teaching in the digital humanities, notably in the domain of text mining. A demonstrated interest in collaboration with industrial partners will be considered as an advantage.

Your teaching obligations will be in the area of Natural Language Processing, Mathematical and Computational Linguistics, and Language Technology. Additional teaching areas, depending on your expertise, may include Formal Linguistics, Artificial Grammar learning, Statistics, Machine Learning and Data Mining. You will primarily teach in the AI programme (bachelor and master), but also in the bachelor programme of Linguistics and the research Master Linguistics.

In due course you will be expected to fulfil co-ordinating/administrative duties within the AI and linguistics programmes and occasionally in the department. Your research will be part of the Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS. Your initial appointment will be in the rank of assistant professor (UD). The position offers the possibility, depending on the qualifications and performance of the candidate, to be promoted to associate professor level (UHD) within at most two years after starting the position. For an assistant professor the teaching-research time division is 70%/30% (teaching/research), and 60%/40% (teaching/research) once promoted to associate professor. Successful applicants with outstanding research credentials may qualify for a higher amount of research time: 40% research for assistant professor, and 50% for associate professor.

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Qualifications

We require:

- extensive research experience in Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing, proven by a finished PhD and publications at an internationally recognised level;

- specialisation in statistical computational models that make use of formal language theories, or are used in psycholinguistic modelling;

- experience in teaching at the bachelor and master levels;

- experience with successful applications for external funding is recommended;

- experience in a coordinating position is recommended;

- good communication skills;

- fluency in English;

- non Dutch-speaking candidates will need to be proficient in the Dutch language within two years

- University Teaching Qualification (Dutch basiskwalificatie universitair onderwijs, BKO). Candidates are required to obtain the BKO if they are not already in possession of one.

Offer

We offer a full-time appointment for one year, leading to a tenured position. Given satisfactory performance within that period, the appointment will become a permanent position. Salary depends on qualifications and experience and will range for the assistant professor position from minimally € 3475 and maximally € 5405 for a full time position, consistent with the CAO (Collective Labour Agreement) scale 11/12 for Dutch Universities.

About the organisation

Utrecht University, founded in 1636, is one of the largest and most prominent universities in Europe. The Faculty of Humanities, with nearly 7.000 students and 900 staff members, offers an inspiring and dynamic working environment. Our research and education programmes focus on language, culture, history, arts, literature, media, philosophy and theology. Our strongest points are interdisciplinary and international collaboration, excellent quality of research and education and the use of modern media. The research programmes are organised within four institutes:

- Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS)

- Research Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON)

- Research Institute of Philosophy and Religious Studies (OFR)

- Research Institute of History and Art History

The Utrecht University Graduate School of Humanities guarantees an outstanding quality of education programmes for Research Master students as well as PhD students. Moreover, Utrecht University offers attractive working conditions.

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The faculty is divided into four departments, which includes the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication (TLC). This department monitors bachelor education and master programmes in the areas of Celtic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish language and culture; Linguistics, Literary Studies; as well as Communication and Information Sciences and Artificial Intelligence. The research programmes in these areas are carried out under the supervision of either the Research institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) or the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL OTS).

Additional information

Are you interested? Contact prof dr Yoad Winter for further information; contact details on: http://www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/

Apply

Applications should include:

- a letter of motivation;

- a curriculum vitae including contact and personal details;

- the contact details of two referees (names, affiliations, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses);

- one selected publication.

You can apply with the button below.

The application deadline is 30/09/2017.

Interviews with selected candidates will take place in October. Conducting a test-lecture, will constitute a part of the selection procedure. Employment will become effective on January 1, 2018 or earlier if possible.


For more information, see here

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Language and Communicative, University of Liverpool, deadline: 30 September 2017

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Language and Communicative Development Grade 8/9

Psychological Sciences

008036

£39,324 - £63,009 pa

30-Sep-2017 23:30

We are seeking to appoint a high achieving early or mid-career researcher specialising in language and communicative development in typically developing children or children from special populations. The post offers the opportunity to join a thriving research group at the University of Liverpool, and become a member of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development, a multi-million-pound collaboration between the University of Liverpool, the University of Manchester and Lancaster University.


You will have a PhD in a relevant area (e.g. psychology, cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, linguistics), a strong track record of internationally excellent peer reviewed outputs (for appointment at any level), and of grant income generation (for appointment at Senior Lecturer level or above), and will be expected to contribute to the research profile of the Department of Psychological Sciences and the ESRC Centre for Language and Communicative Development. You will also contribute to teaching and supervision on the undergraduate and taught master programmes run by the School of Psychology.

For more info, see here


Assistant Professor in Psycholinguistics, Brown University, USA, deadline: November 1, 2017

Assistant Professor in Psycholinguistics, Brown University

Location: Providence, RI 02912

The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning July 1, 2018, from individuals focusing on psycholinguistics at or above the word level in adults or children. Approaches could include - but are not limited to - computational modeling, laboratory experimentation, and/or neuroscientific methods. Candidates whose research and teaching addresses variation across individuals or communities, within or across languages are especially welcome. We seek applicants whose research informs and is informed by allied areas in cognitive science, linguistics, or psychology.

Successful candidates are expected to have (1) a track record of excellence in research, (2) a well-specified research plan that is likely to lead to research funding, and (3) a readiness to contribute to teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Brown has a highly interdisciplinary research environment in the study of mind, brain, behavior, and language; the Department is located in a recently renovated state-of-the-art building in the heart of campus. QUALIFICATIONS All Ph.D. requirements must be completed before July 1, 2018.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Curriculum vitae, reprints and preprints of publications, statements of research and teaching interests noting potential contributions to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of reference should be submitted on-line as PDFs to http://apply.interfolio.com/43830.

Applications received by November 1, 2017 are assured of full review. Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.



A number of postdoc positions, Linguistics Universität Potsdam, deadline: until the positions are filled.

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

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

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


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


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

Calls for papers for events
CfP: Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence (GCAI 2017), USA, 18-22 October 2017, deadline: 18 September 2017

Call for Poster Papers


The 3rd Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence (GCAI 2017)

Miami, USA, 18-22 October 2017

http://easychair.org/smart-program/GCAI2017/


The 3rd Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence (GCAI 2017) will be held in Miami, USA, at the Courtyard Marriott hotel in Coconut Grove, 18-22 October 2017. The conference, which addresses all aspects of artificial intelligence, is being organized by LRG (http://www.lrg.global) and the University of Miami.

The program chairs are Christoph Benzmueller, Christine Lisetti and Martin Theobald. The conference chair is Geoff Sutcliffe.



SUBMISSION


Poster papers (one-page extended abstracts) in all areas of artifical intelligence are invited. The posters will be presented in a poster session at the conference, and the extended abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings.


Dates

+ Submission: 18 September, 2017

+ Notification: 25 September, 2017

+ Final version: 2 October, 2017


Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:


Foundations

+ Knowledge representation

+ Cognitive modeling

+ Perception

+ Search

+ Reasoning and programming

+ Machine learning

+ Constraints and uncertainty


Architectures

+ Agents and distributed AI

+ Intelligent user interfaces

+ Natural language systems and linguistics Information retrieval

+ Case-based reasoning Affective computing Robotics


Applications

+ Aviation and aerospace

+ Education and tutoring systems

+ Games and entertainment

+ Law and Machine Ethics

+ Mathematics and the Sciences

+ Medicine and healthcare

+ Management and manufacturing

+ World Wide Web

+ Security


Implications

+ Philosophical foundations

+ Social impact and ethics

+ Evaluation of AI systems

+ AI education


SUBMISSION and PUBLICATION


Submission is via EasyChair at

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gcai2017

The proceedings will be published by EasyChair Publications in the EPiC Series in Computing. The volume will be open access and authors will retain copyright.

Call for proposals Anéla Applied Linguistics Conference 2018, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands, June 1-2, 2018, deadline: September 25th, 2017

Conference dates: June 1-2, 2018

Deadline for abstracts: September 25th, 2017

We welcome abstracts for posters, presentations, papers, and colloquia in all areas and topics of applied linguistics.

See: http://anela.nl/en/activiteiten/anela-conferentie/... for more information

cfp: CLIN 28: Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands, CLS Nijmegen, 26 January 2017, deadline: 3 November 2017

The 28th Meeting of Computational Linguistics in The Netherlands (CLIN 28) will be organised by the Centre for Language Studies at Radboud University. CLIN 28 will take place in Nijmegen, The Netherlands on January 26, 2018.



Abstract submission information

Researchers are invited to submit, in English, abstracts describing work on all aspects of computational linguistics and related language and speech technologies and applications.


Submissions should include:


•Name, affiliation and contact details of each author

•Presentation title

•An abstract in PDF of 500 words maximum (excluding references), outlining their presentation

•A stated preference for oral presentation or poster


Presentation abstracts should be submitted electronically, no later than November 3rd, 2017 (12PM, GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour) via the submission website at EasyChair.


STIL Thesis Prize


Since CLIN 20, a special annual thesis prize, sponsored by STIL, is awarded to the best Master thesis in computational linguistics. STIL is the Stichting Toepassing Inductieve Leertechnieken.


Master theses submitted to and evaluated at a university or organization of higher education in the Netherlands or Flanders are eligible for the prize. The thesis should address a topic in computational linguistics or its applications, and may be written in Dutch or English.


Shared Task


CLIN 28 will include a shared task on spelling correction for Dutch. More details coming soon.


Contact:


For more information about CLIN 28: visit the website at http://clin28.cls.ru.nl or contact us at clin28@cls.ru.nl or https://twitter.com/clin_28.


Main organizers:


Christoph Aurnhammer

Erkan Basar

Merijn Beeksma

Franc Grootjen

Iris Hendrickx

Florian Kunneman

Alessandro Lopopolo

Louis Onrust

Chara Tsoukala

Antal van den Bosch

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

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


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


http://naacl2018.org


FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS


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Conference Topics

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


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


- Cognitive modeling / Psycholinguistics

- Dialog and interactive systems

- Discourse and pragmatics

- Generation

- Information Extraction

- Machine Learning for NLP

- Machine Translation

- NLP Applications

- Phonology, Morphology and word segmentation

- Question Answering

- Resources and evaluation

- Semantics

- Sentiment Analysis

- Social Media

- Speech

- Summarization

- Tagging, chunking, syntax and parsing

- Text Mining

- Vision, robots, and other grounding


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



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Important Dates

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Submission Deadline (Long Papers) - December 15, 2017

Submission Deadline (Short Papers) - January 10, 2018

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

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

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

Camera Ready Due - March 20, 2018


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



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Long and Short Papers

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Long Papers


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

be included.


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


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



Short Papers


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

- A small, focused contribution

- Work in progress

- A negative result

- An opinion piece

- An interesting application nugget


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

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


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


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Submission Guideline

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



Submissions should be original


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


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


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


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



Facilitate double blind review


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

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



Follow style and format guidelines


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

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



Presentation Requirement


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


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


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



Paper Online Submission


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

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

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


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Contact Information

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

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

Email: naacl2018-program@googlegroups.com



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Area Chairs

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

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

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

- Generation: Michael White

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

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

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

- NLP Applications: Joel Tetreault

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

- Question Answering: Eugene Agichtein, Idan Szpektor

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

- Sentiment Analysis: Smaranda Muresan, Swapna Somasundaran

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

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

- Summarization: George Giannokopoulos, Xiaojun Wan, Lu Wang

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

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

- Vision, Robotics and Other Grounding: Joyce Chai

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


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


http://naacl2018.org


FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS


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

Conference Topics

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


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


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


- Cognitive modeling / Psycholinguistics

- Dialog and interactive systems

- Discourse and pragmatics

- Generation

- Information Extraction

- Machine Learning for NLP

- Machine Translation

- NLP Applications

- Phonology, Morphology and word segmentation

- Question Answering

- Resources and evaluation

- Semantics

- Sentiment Analysis

- Social Media

- Speech

- Summarization

- Tagging, chunking, syntax and parsing

- Text Mining

- Vision, robots, and other grounding


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



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Important Dates

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Submission Deadline (Long Papers) - December 15, 2017

Submission Deadline (Short Papers) - January 10, 2018

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

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

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

Camera Ready Due - March 20, 2018


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



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

Long and Short Papers

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


Long Papers


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

be included.


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


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



Short Papers


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

- A small, focused contribution

- Work in progress

- A negative result

- An opinion piece

- An interesting application nugget


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

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


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


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Submission Guideline

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



Submissions should be original


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


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


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


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



Facilitate double blind review


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

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



Follow style and format guidelines


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

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



Presentation Requirement


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


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


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



Paper Online Submission


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

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

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


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Contact Information

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

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

Email: naacl2018-program@googlegroups.com



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Area Chairs

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

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

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

- Generation: Michael White

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

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

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

- NLP Applications: Joel Tetreault

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

- Question Answering: Eugene Agichtein, Idan Szpektor

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

- Sentiment Analysis: Smaranda Muresan, Swapna Somasundaran

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

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

- Summarization: George Giannokopoulos, Xiaojun Wan, Lu Wang

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

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

- Vision, Robotics and Other Grounding: Joyce Chai

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