May, 19th, 2017
- Registration LOT Summer School 2017 Leiden (June 26-July 7) is open! Deadline registration: June 4, 2017
- Kennislink Vakgebied Taalwetenschappen
- Facebookpage LOT
- Syntax-Interface meeting by Anikó Lipták, Leiden University, May 22, 2017
- Lecture and debate 'Politics of Multilingualism: possiblities and challenges', Amsterdam, May 23, 2017
- Lecture 'Meertaligeheid: taalaanbod, taalachterstand en taalontwikkelingsstoornis, Utrecht, June 2, 2017
- Launch of the new Language Learning Resource Centre (LLRC), Leiden, June 9, 2017
- Overview UiL OTS colloquia 2017, Utrecht
- New season Syntax Interface talks, Utrecht University
- Workshop: Revising formal semantic and pragmatic theories from a neurocognitive perspective, Bochum, Germany, 19-20 June 2017
- Workshop 'Time in translation', Utrecht, June 23, 2017
- Workshop 'Types of iconicity in language use, development, and processing', MPI Nijmegen, July 6-7, 2017
- Amsterdam Summer School 'Doing Research with Discourse Analysis: A discourse perspective on making sense of social change', Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, July 8-22, 2017
- Master Class 'Responding to increasing linguistic diversity in multicultural societies: The Netherlands in international comparative perspectives', Utrecht, June 23, 2017
- Summer School on neurocognitive methods for infant and toddler research, Utrecht, July 10-14, 2017
- International Summer School on Deep Learning, Bilbao, Spain, July 17-21, 2017
- Annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2017), London, England, July 26-20, 2017
- 2nd International Workshop for Young Female Researchers in Speech Science & Technology (YFRSW-2017), Stockholm, August 20, 2017
- Workshop 'Linguistic knowledge & patterns of variation', Amsterdam, August 24-26, 2017
- 7th ISCA Workshop on 'Speech and Language Technology in Education' (SLaTE 2017), Stockholm, August 25-26, 2017
- National eScience Symposium, Amsterdam, October 12, 2017
- 5th International conference on statistical language and speech processing, Le Mans, France, October 23-25, 2017
- Symposium 'Language Impairment and Bilingualism', Utrecht, October 27, 2017
- Conference ‘Effects of therapy in young and school-age children with developmental language disorders (DLD)’, Utrecht, November 10, 2017
- Conference 'Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics', Ahwaz, Iran, February 1-2, 2018
- 9 Research Positions in the Dutch Consortium 'Language in Interaction' (1.0 FTE), Deadline: May 21, 2017
- PhD position on the grammar of Senegalese drum languages (1,0 fte), deadline: May 21, 2017.
- PhD Scholarships in Campus Fryslân: Culture, Language & Technology, deadline: May 22, 2017
- PhD position on Adaptive Text Generation in the Data2Game project (1.0 fte), deadline: June 1, 2017
- 3 doctoral positions Lead Graduate School & Research Network, Germany, deadline: June 11, 2017
- 2 PhD positions in the Language Development Department, deadline: Jun 16, 2017
- CfP 'Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems', Prague, September 3-6, 2017, deadline: May 31, 2017
- CfP RomTiN 4, University of Amsterdam, June 16, 2017, deadline: May 31, 2017
- CfP Conference ‘Effects of therapy in young and school-age children with developmental language disorders (DLD)’, November 10, 2017, deadline: June 1, 2017
- CfP Event Representations in Brain, Language, and Development (EvRep), MPI Nijmegen, 27-28 October 2017, deadline: 1 June 2017
- CfP Anéla one day conference, Tilburg, September 22, 2017, deadline: June 18, 2017
- CfP 'Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation'(ISA-13), Montpellier (France), September 19, 2017, deadline: June 23, 2017
- CfP 3rd Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Miami, USA, October 18-22, 2017, deadline: June 30, 2017
- CfP Linguistics Beyond And Within, Lublin, 18-19 October 2017, deadline: 30 June 2017
- CfP 'Conference on Frisian linguistics 2017', Fryske Akademy Leeuwarden, 27 October 2017
- CfP Workshop 'Cognitive explanations in linguistic typology' (ALT), Canberra, December 15, 2017
- Resources Huygens Institute for history and linguistic aims, May 22, 2017
- ERIS VU Journal for Humanities
- Free online course 'Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities'
- European Master’s Programme in Computational Logic (EMCL), deadline: May 31, 2017
- Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition, deadline: September 20, 2017
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Gebaren tijdens hetspreken horen bij je taal
Gebaren maken tijdens het spreken: het komt in alle talen voor. Amerikaanseonderzoekers ontdekten met hulp van blinde mensen dat je deze gebaren nietkopieert van anderen. Je maakt ze vanzelf, passend bij je moedertaal.
Redactioneel: Pleidooi voor de geesteswetenschappen
Het is de Maand van de Filosofie. Een goed moment om ons te bezinnen op hetbelang van de alfa- of geesteswetenschappen. Want die raken steeds meer uit degratie, omdat het praktisch nut minder aan de oppervlakte ligt dan bij demeeste praktijkstudies. Maar juist in een tijd waarin computers ons steeds meerwerk uit handen nemen, zouden we veel waarde moeten hechten aan uniekmenselijke competenties, zoals taalgevoel en filosofisch denken.
Eerste bewijs voor complexe grammatica bij Japanse koolmees
De roep van de Japanse koolmees bezit een eigenschap die voorheen uniek werdverondersteld voor mensentaal. De mezen kunnen betekenisvolle klankreeksencombineren tot nieuwe klankreeksen met een eigen betekenis. Dit lijkt sterk opde manier waarop mensen woorden tot zinnen combineren. Aldus concludeerde eenteam onderzoekers onlangs in Nature.
'Met een vliegtuig vol Nederlandse proefpersonen naar een Finse scanner'
Pim Levelt stond aan de wieg van het Max Planck Instituut voorPsycholinguïstiek in Nijmegen. Tien jaar na zijn afscheid als hoogleraar bliktKennislink met hem terug. Wat is er sinds het begin van zijn carrière allemaalveranderd in het taalonderzoek? En welke gevaren kleven er aan de vele nieuwemogelijkheden?
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Syntax-Interfacemeeting by Anikó Lipták, Leiden University, 22-05-2017
This is to inform you that the next SyntaxInterface meeting takes place on Monday (22-05-2017). Our speaker will be AnikóLipták and the title of her talk will be: Identifying identity conditions inand outside ellipsis: a case study of Hungarian
Where? Trans 8, room 0.19
When? Monday May 22, 15:15 - 16:30
Please visit our website for the abstractof the talk: www.uu.nl/syntax-interface
Below you will find an overview of the remaining talks for this season:
22/05: Anikó Lipták (Leiden University)
29/05: Heidi Klockmann (Utrecht University)
19/06: Marlies Kluck (Groningen University)
26/06: Fred Weerman (University ofAmsterdam)
We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday!
On behalf of the organization,
Vrijdag 2 juni 2017, 15.30 –17.00 uur
Hogeschool Utrecht, deUithof (exacte locatie volgt na aanmelding permail)
De lezing is gratis en vooriedereen toegankelijk
U ontvangt een bewijs vandeelname. Aantal studiebelastingsuren: 2.
Wiltu erbij zijn, dan kunt u zich hier aanmeldentot en met vrijdag 26 mei 2017
De spreker: Dr. Elma Blom
Elma Blom is universitairhoofddocent bij de afdeling Orthopedagogiek van de Universiteit Utrecht enproject-leider van het NWO Vidi project Cognitive Development in the Context ofEmerging Bilingualism (CoDEmBi) en het Dynamics of Youth project Linguistic Aspects of Texting and its influence oncognitive and social development (LATXTICS). Haar onderzoek enpublicaties richten zich op de parallelle ontwikkeling van meerdere talen,taalontwikkelingsstoornis, de relatie tussentaalontwikkeling en cognitieve ontwikkeling en de verbetering van dediagnostiek bij meertalige kinderen. In haar onderzoek werkt zesamen met collega’s aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, Fryske Akademy enUniversiteit Maastricht, enmet Kentalis en Auris. Ze is betrokken bijde Europese COST actie ‘Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society’ enis action editor van het Journal of ChildLanguage.
De laatste decennia is hetsteeds duidelijker geworden dat het taalaanbod van invloed is op detaalontwikkeling van kinderen. Dit roept vragen op over detaalontwikkeling van meertalige kinderen omdat hun taalaanbod is verdeeld overmeerdere talen. Kinderen groeienbijvoorbeeld op in een thuisomgeving waar een andere taal dan het Nederlandswordt gesproken, de beide ouders spreken allebei eenverschillende taal met hun kind of beide ouders gebruiken alle talen doorelkaar heen. In deze lezing gaat Elma inop twee vragen die logopedisten die te maken hebben met meertalige kinderenhaar vaak stellen. Ten eerste: Maakt het uit ofouders de talen scheiden of mengen? Het antwoord op deze vraag is van belang vooradviezen aan ouders. Ten tweede: Zijn de gevolgenvan meertaligheid (door minder taalaanbod) te onderscheiden van de gevolgen vaneen taalontwikkelingsstoornis?
Aan de hand van recentonderzoek zal Elma een aantal suggesties geven voor ondersteunende diagnostiekbij meertalige kinderen.
Launch of the new Language LearningResource Centre (LLRC) – June 9th 2017
At Leiden University, 20 languages are taught acrossdifferent institutes and at different educational programs. Additionally,researchers on second/foreign language acquisition and teacher trainers residein different institutes. The new Language Learning Resource Centre (LLRC) willunite all these language teaching professionals. At June 9th 2017, the LLRC will officiallystart. This launch will be celebrated by a full day of talks and exchanges ofideas.
The day will start with a talk by Prof. Claudia Harsch,academic director of Fremdsprachenzentrum in Bremen (which unites not onlylanguage teaching professionals of one but of multiple universities). She willinspire us to build a successful centre in The Netherlands. Prof. NorbertSchmitt (Nottingham University) will talk about teaching and testing vocabularyfrom a research perspective. The presentations in between these two invitedtalks will be held by language teachers and language researchers from LeidenUniversity. After Prof. Schmitt’s presentation, all attendants are invited tocelebrate the opening of the LLRC with a drink and a bite.
Please register before May28th by the following link: https://www.jotform3.leidenuniv.nl/form/71224821277
09.30 Opening (Prof. Niels Schiller)
09.45 Prof. Claudia Harsch – Language learning andteaching resources: using synergies between teachers and researchers
10.45 Coffee & tea
11.05 Jill Jefferey – Investigating WritingCompetence and its Development: Implications for Teaching
11.35 Tessa Mearns – What are you talking about? Thepotential of Content & Language Integrated Learning for language learningin higher education
12.05 Aone van Engelenhoven - Teaching Indonesianin Europe: clashes between language folklore and language ideology
13.30 Paz Gonzalez – Towards an effective instruction onaspect in L2 Spanish
14.00 Eduardo Alves Vieira & Ana Paula Cardozo de Souza– ‘Ideias instantâneas’ and game suggestions for Portuguese lessons
14.30 Short presentations by: Miranda Wout & UtieWouters – Deniz Tat – Janet Grijzenhout – Keiko Yoshioka – Ying-Ting
15.30 Coffee & Tea
16.00 Prof. Norbert Schmitt – Vocabulary teaching:principles and practice
17.00 Closing & reception
Location:University of Leiden, Faculteit der Geestwetenschappen, Lipsius, Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden, room 228.
Overview sessions 2017
June 15th ‐ Nivja deJong
We are happy to announce a new season of Syntax Interface lectures.
Important information: The meetings will still take place from 15:15 till 16:30, at Trans 8, room 0.19, Utrecht.
For more information on the talks check out our website: www.uu.nl/syntax-interface .
• May 22: Aníko Lipták (Leiden University)
• May 29: Heidi Klockmann (Utrecht University)
• June 5: Marlies Kluck (Groningen University)
• June 19: Fred Weerman (University of Amsterdam)
Workshop: Revising formal semantic and pragmatic theories from a neurocognitive perspective
Bochum, Germany 19-20 June 2017
Note the convenient date and location: Just before the XPRAG conference in Cologne (ca. one-hour traveling distance by a local train)
Over the last few decades we have observed a growing interest in using experimental methods to investigate semantic and pragmatic theories. Experimental pragmatics has become a flourishing interdisciplinary research area. Aside from behavioral methods, such as reaction time measurement, eye-tracking and acceptability judgments, researchers have become increasingly interested in investigating language processing at the neural level and by this means shedding more light on semantic and pragmatic theories. To this end, they have employed techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Although this enterprise has resulted in a large amount of interesting data about linguistic processing, the interpretation of these results remains debated with respect to their relevance for more formal theories of meaning. On the one hand, it often is difficult to formulate clear processing predictions for semantic and pragmatic theories, on the other hand, the theoretical interpretation of the activations observed with neuroimaging tools is not fully understood. As a result, the neurolinguistics and formal semantic/pragmatic communities remain still rather disjoint. In this workshop we would like to bridge the gap and discuss the challenges of combining the two approaches.
Valentina Bambini (IUSS of Pavia)
Harm Brouwer (Saarland University)
Ira Noveck (CNRS Lyon)
Steve Politzer-Ahles (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Petra Schumacher (University of Cologne)
Call for papers
We invite abstracts for contributed talks and posters related to the workshop’s theme, addressing problems in semantics and pragmatics with experimental neurocognitive methods. We welcome papers presenting novel experimental results, talks covering methodological aspects of such studies as well as explanatory talks that aim at discussing existing data from the perspective of refined formal semantic or pragmatic theories.
Relevant topics include (but are not limited to)
•The semantics/pragmatics interface
•Theories of implicatures and presuppositions
•Semantic and pragmatic aspects of negation
•Quantifiers in natural language
•Semantic and pragmatic aspects of conditional sentences
•Pragmatic enrichment in sentence meaning composition
•Metonymy & metaphor
•Human reasoning (defeasible reasoning, syllogistic, deductive & inductive reasoning)
Abstracts should have maximally 1 page (1-inch margins on all sides, font size 11) plus 1 page with additional figures/tables/references.
Please submit your abstracts at:
More information: http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/phil-lang/RevisingSe...
Maria Spychalska & Markus Werning
Time in translation: the kick-off workshop
The Utrecht based Time in Translation project (Henriëttede Swart, Bert Le Bruyn, Martijn van der Klis) is happy to announce itskick-off workshop on Friday June 23rd inUtrecht. We’re bringing togetherlinguists from different kinds of backgrounds and with different aims and askthem to reflect on corpus methodology in their work. The preliminary programmeis given below:
Stefan Th.Gries (University of California at Santa Barbara)
Some "insights into[my] research": a Griesian view on quantitative corpus linguistics
EvaVanmassenhove (Dublin City University)
What Do NMT and SMT KnowAbout ‘Aspect’, and How Does this Translate?
Joint work with Jinhua Du and Andy Way
Martijnvan der Klis (Utrecht University)
Using multidimensional scaling to map the Perfect
AntonioToral (University of Groningen)
Tommaso Caselli(VU, Free University of Amsterdam)
Time inContext: How Theory Has Met Practice
Jet Hoek(Utrecht University)
CoherenceRelations in (Machine) Translation
NicholasAsher (CNRS, IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier)
Further details about theday (location, abstracts, webpage, ...) will be announced in the nextnewsletter.
Location: Max Planck Institute forPsycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Organisers:Gerardo Ortega, Asli Özyürek, and Mark Dingemanse
The notion of iconicity is rapidly gaining influenceacross the language sciences as a factor in explanations and models of languagestructure, language learning, language processing, and language evolution. Witha remarkable increase in the number of studies wielding the term ‘iconicity’there is a growing need to specify and investigate the notion of iconicityitself across modalities (speech, sign, and gesture). The aim of this workshopis to provide conceptual clarity and empirical evidence on the nature oficonicity and its role in language use, development, and processing. The guestspeakers come from across the language sciences, from gesture studies toneuroscience and from linguistic typology to sign language linguistics; andwill share their take on iconicity, examining how they complement each other,how they can be investigated experimentally, and how they shed light onlanguage and communication.
Confirmed guest speakers include:
- Kimi Akita (Nagoya University)
- Linda Drijvers (Radboud University)
- Karen Emmorey (San Diego State University)
- Mutsumi Imai (Keio University)
- Spencer Kelly (Colgate University)
- Pamela Perniss (Brighton University)
- Tessa Verhoef (MPI)
- Gabriella Vigliocco (UCL)
Call for submissions: We invite submissions for posterpresentations on recent unpublished work addressing one or more of the workshopquestions. For more information, please visit the website below.
For more information, please contact, Gerardo Ortega (email@example.com).
We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Max PlanckSociety for the Advancement of Science and from the Netherlands Organisationfor Scientific Research (NWO), which supports the research of the organisersthrough two Veni grants (Mark Dingemanse and Gerardo Ortega) and a Vici grant(Asli Özyürek).
Amsterdam Summer School. Doing Research with Discourse Analysis: Adiscourse perspective on making sense of social change, 8-22 July 2017, VrijeUniversiteit Amsterdam
Checkout the programme and register now on Doing Research with DiscourseAnalysis (only a few days and a few places left!)
Weoffer a varied programme for MA and PhD students to practice advancedacademic skills in transdisciplinary conceptual research design, including adiscourse-analytic component.
Frameworksfor integrating discourse-analytic methods in other methodologies are demonstratedand discussed with a view to sparking critical reasoning about research designand practice. We will focus on the study of language use from variousperspectives in the understanding that communication is the mirror and motor ofsocial interaction. Various methods will be demonstrated and discussed to getfamiliar with transdisciplinary research design.
Studentsare encouraged to participate actively. Participants are invited to bring inperspectives from your own cultural background and fields of interest so yourinput can be integrated in the discussions and assignments. In this way, youwill learn to account for the choices you make in your research design.
Lecturersinclude senior lecturers and professors from the world’s leading centre forcritical discourse studies at LancasterUniversity (UK), Universityof East Anglia and various faculties at the VU. VU students and PhDcandidates are entitles to a substantial discount.
Master Class 'Responding to increasinglinguistic diversity in multicultural societies: TheNetherlands in international comparative perspectives' by Prof.dr. Guus Extra
23 June 2017 the DutchAssociation for Applied Linguistics 'Anéla' welcomes prof. dr. Guus Extra(Tilburg University) who will give a master class on linguistic diversity inmulticultural societies. You are welcome to join. Attendance isfree, but registration beforehand is obligatory! First come, first served.
Registration andinformation: http://anela.nl/masterclass-guus-extra/
23 June 2017,14.00-17.00 - Venue: Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21, UtrechtUniversity
Summerschool on neurocognitive methods for infant and toddler research in Utrecht,The Netherlands
(Registrationdeadline June 10, 2017. There is no registration deadline for housing, howeverit is first come, first serve, so register as soon as possible!)
Thefield of developmental cognitive neuroscience has made great progress over thepast decades. To take it to the next level will require codification,innovation and further integration of experimental methodologies and quantitativeaspects of data interpretation. The current summer school will acquaintstudents with a number of methods frequently applied in brain, cognition andbehaviour research with infants and toddlers. Specifically, it will sensitizestudents to issues regarding reliability, replicability, and validity, and havethem explore how these issues relate to general and specific susceptibilitiesof current techniques and quantitative methods.
Thesummer school will include lectures from experts in various techniques,interactive discussion sessions, student presentations, and a one-day symposiumon methodological considerations in infants and toddler research.
CelesteKidd - Behavioral methods and the Goldilocks effect in cognitive research withinfants
Jean-RemyHochmann - Eye tracking and pupillometry in early speech and languageperception by infants
VincentReid - EEG/ERP research to study the development of visual perception ininfants
AnnaBlasi - fNIRS for studying social development in infants
Participationis open to students at advanced master or PhD level. Attendance fee will be €450, including attendance to the summer school, the symposium, the summerschool diner, and housing, excluding travel costs.
For moreinformation on the programme and application details please go to: www.utrechtsummerschool.nl/courses/social-sciences....
Carlijn van den Boomen
INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON DEEP LEARNING
July 17-21, 2017
University of Deusto
Rovira i Virgili University
--- Early registration deadline: May 19, 2017 ---
DeepLearn 2017 will be a research training event with a global scope aiming atupdating participants about the most recent advances in the critical and fastdeveloping area of deep learning. This is a branch of artificial intelligencecovering a spectrum of current exciting machine learning research andindustrial innovation that provides more efficient algorithms to deal withlarge-scale data in neuroscience, computer vision, speech recognition, languageprocessing, drug discovery, biomedical informatics, recommender systems,learning theory, robotics, games, etc. Renowned academics and industry pioneerswill lecture and share their views with the audience.
Most deep learning subareas will be displayed, and main challenges identifiedthrough 4 keynote lectures, 30 six-hour courses, and 1 round table, which willtackle the most active and promising topics. The organizers are convinced thatoutstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated students.Interaction will be a main component of the event. An open session will giveparticipants the opportunity to present their own work in progress in 5minutes.
In principle, graduate students, doctoral students and postdocs will be typicalprofiles of participants. However, there are no formal pre-requisites forattendance in terms of academic degrees. Since there will be a variety oflevels, specific knowledge background may be assumed for some of the courses.DeepLearn 2017 is also appropriate for more senior academics and practitionerswho want to keep themselves updated on recent developments and future trends.All will surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers,industry leaders and innovators.
In addition to keynotes, 3-4 courses will run in parallel during the wholeevent. Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they wish toattend as well as to move from one to another.
DeepLearn 2017 will take place in Bilbao, the largest city in the BasqueCountry, famous for its gastronomy and the seat of the Guggenheim Museum. Thevenue will be:
DeustoTech, School of Engineering
University of Deusto
Avda. Universidades, 24
48014 Bilbao, Spain
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: (to be completed)
Richard Socher (Salesforce), Tackling the Limits of Deep Learning
PROFESSORS AND COURSES:
Narendra Ahuja (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign),[introductory/intermediate] Basics of Deep Learning with Applications to ImageProcessing, Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision
Pierre Baldi (University of California, Irvine), [intermediate/advanced] DeepLearning: Theory and Applications to the Natural Sciences
Sven Behnke (University of Bonn), [intermediate] Visual Perception using DeepConvolutional Neural Networks
Mohammed Bennamoun (University of Western Australia),[introductory/intermediate] Deep Learning for Computer Vision
Hervé Bourlard (Idiap Research Institute), [intermediate/advanced] DeepSequence Modeling: Historical Perspective and Current Trends
Thomas Breuel (NVIDIA Corporation), [intermediate] Segmentation, Processing,and Tracking, with Applications to Video, Gaming, VR, and Self-driving Cars
George Cybenko (Dartmouth College), [intermediate] Deep Learning of Behaviors
Rina Dechter (University of California, Irvine), [introductory] Algorithms forReasoning with Probabilistic Graphical Models
Li Deng (Microsoft Research), tba
Jianfeng Gao (Microsoft Research), [introductory/intermediate] An Introductionto Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing
Michael Gschwind (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center), [introductory/intermediate]Deploying Deep Learning Applications at the Enterprise Scale
Yufei Huang (University of Texas, San Antonio), [intermediate/advanced] DeepLearning for Precision Medicine and Biomedical informatics
Soo-Young Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology),[intermediate/advanced] Multi-modal Deep Learning for the Recognition of HumanEmotions in the Wild
Li Erran Li (Columbia University), [intermediate/advanced] Deep ReinforcementLearning: Recent Advances and Frontiers
Michael C. Mozer (University of Colorado, Boulder), [introductory/intermediate]Incorporating Domain Bias into Neural Networks
Roderick Murray-Smith (University of Glasgow), [intermediate] Applications ofDeep Learning Models in Human-Computer Interaction Research
Hermann Ney (RWTH Aachen University), [intermediate/advanced] SpeechRecognition and Machine Translation: From Statistical Decision Theory toMachine Learning and Deep Neural Networks
Jose C. Principe (University of Florida), [intermediate/advanced] CognitiveArchitectures for Object Recognition in Video
Marc’Aurelio Ranzato (Facebook AI Research), [introductory/intermediate]Learning Representations for Vision, Speech and Text Processing Applications
Maximilian Riesenhuber (Georgetown University), [introductory/intermediate]Deep Learning in the Brain
Ruslan Salakhutdinov (Carnegie Mellon University), [intermediate/advanced]Foundations of Deep Learning and its Recent Advances
Alessandro Sperduti (University of Padua), [intermediate/advanced] DeepLearning for Sequences
Jimeng Sun (Georgia Institute of Technology), [introductory] Interpretable DeepLearning Models for Healthcare Applications
Julian Togelius (New York University), [intermediate] (Deep) Learning for(Video) Games
Joos Vandewalle (KU Leuven), [introductory/intermediate] Data ProcessingMethods, and Applications of Least Squares Support Vector Machines
Ying Nian Wu (University of California, Los Angeles),[introductory/intermediate] Generative Modeling and Unsupervised Learning
Eric P. Xing (Carnegie Mellon University), [intermediate/advanced] StatisticalMachine Learning Perspectives of Extending Deep Neural Networks: Kernels,Logics, Regularizers, Priors, and Distributed Algorithms
Georgios N. Yannakakis (University of Malta), [introductory/intermediate] DeepLearning for Games - But Not for Playing them
Scott Wen-tau Yih (Microsoft Research), [introductory/intermediate] ContinuousRepresentations for Natural Language Understanding
Richard Zemel (University of Toronto), [introductory/intermediate] Learning toUnderstand Images and Text
An open session will collect 5-minute voluntary presentations of work inprogress by participants. They should submit a half-page abstract containingtitle, authors, and summary of the research to david.silva409 (at) yahoo.com byJuly 9, 2017.
A specific session will be devoted to demonstrations of practical uses of deeplearning in industrial processes. Companies/people interested in contributingare welcome to submit a 1-page abstract containing the program of thedemonstration, the duration requested and the logistics necessary. At least oneof the people participating in the demonstration should have registered for theevent. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to david.silva409 (at)yahoo.com by July 2, 2017.
Firms searching for personnel well skilled in deep learning will have a spacereserved for one-to-one contacts. At least one of the people in charge of thesearch should have registered for the event. Expressions of interest have to besubmitted to david.silva409 (at) yahoo.com by July 2, 2017.
Pablo García Bringas (co-chair)
Carlos Martín (co-chair)
Manuel Jesús Parra
Borja Sanz (co-chair)
It has to be done at
The selection of up to 8 courses requested in the registration template is onlytentative and non-binding. For the sake of organization, it will be helpful tohave an approximation of the respective demand for each course.
Since the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will beprocessed on a first come first served basis. The registration period will beclosed and the on-line registration facility disabled when the capacity of thevenue will be complete. It is much recommended to register prior to the event.
Fees comprise access to all courses and lunches. There are several earlyregistration deadlines. Fees depend on the registration deadline.
Suggestions for accommodation are available on the website.
Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance indicating thenumber of hours of lectures.
QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:
david.silva409 (at) yahoo.com
Universidad de Deusto
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Cognitive Science Society CogSci 2017
Location: Hilton London Metropole
Dates: July 26-29
CogSci 2017 is the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, to be held inLondon, UK on Wednesday July 26th – Saturday July 29th, 2017 (Wednesday,July 26th is the Tutorials and Workshops day). Many cognitive scientiststhink of computation as a metaphor for thinking about the mind, whereas othersconsider it a tool for calculating the implications of models. However, neitherperspective fully expresses how computation can serve as the foundationaltheory of how people actively process information in service of control anddecision making. By providing a precise means for expressing theories ofdynamic systems, computation provides the most promising means of explaininghow the human mind, in all of its richness and diversity, can exist in thephysical universe. If this promise is to be fulfilled, then greater effort mustbe made to connect cognitive science theories to computational foundations.
This year’s conference provides an opportunity to reinforce theimportance of computation in Cognitive Science research but, as always, theconference will also reflect the full breadth of the discipline and of thesociety’s membership.
We encourage researchers from around the world to attend inorder to discuss the latest theories and data from the world’s best cognitivescience researchers.
2ndInternational Workshop for Young Female Researchers in Speech Science &Technology (YFRSW-2017)
Specialevent of Interspeech 2017
Stockholm, August 20th 2017
- Abstractsubmission opens: 15 April 2017
- Abstractsubmission closes: 15 May 2017
- Notification ofacceptance: 15 June 2017
- Registrationdeadline: 5 August 2017
- Workshop date: 20 August 2017
The aim of this workshop is to bring women undergraduateand masters students, who are currently working in speech science andtechnology, together at a special event co-located with Interspeech 2017,Stockholm, Sweden. The workshop will take place on 20 August 2017 from 10am to5pm followed by a dinner with invited senior members of the Interspeechcommunity. It will feature panel discussions with senior female researchers inthe field, student poster presentations and a mentoring session.
The workshop is the second of its kind, after asuccessful inaugural event (YFRSW 2016)at Interspeech 2016 in San Francisco. It is designed to foster interest inresearch in our field in women at the undergraduate or master level who havenot yet committed to getting a PhD in speech science or technology areas, butwho have had some research experience in their college and universities viaindividual or group projects.
Call for Participation
Abstracts (maximum of 300 words) should be submitted byemail to firstname.lastname@example.org May 15, 2017.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the committee andapplicants will be notified by June 15, 2017. Emphasis will be on inclusivityalthough all submissions should be in the core scientific domains covered byInterspeech.
The workshop will include the following events:
* A welcome breakfast with introductions (1h)
* A panel of senior women talking about their ownresearch and experiences as women in the speech community (1h)
* A panel of senior students who work in the speech areato describe how they became interested in speech research (1h)
* A poster session for the students to present their ownresearch (2h)
* A one-on- one coaching session between students andsenior women mentor
* A networking lunch for students and senior women (1h)
Heidi Christensen, University of Sheffield, UK
Abeer Alwan, University of California, Los Angeles, USKay Berkling, DHBW, Karlsruhe, Germany Catia Cucchiarini, Radboud University,Nijmegen, Netherlands Milica Gašić, University of Cambridge, UK DilekHakkani-Tür Google Research, US Julia Hirschberg, Columbia University, NewYork, US Karen Livescu, TTIC, Chicago, US Catharine Oertel, KTH, Stockholm,Sweden Odette Scharenborg, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands IsabelTrancoso, INESC-ID, Lisbon, Portugal
For further details, please see
Place: Meertens Institute, Amsterdam
A successful methodological assumption underlying muchsociolinguistic, dialectological, and diachronic linguistic work has been thatthe variation we find between speakers is not random, but reflectssociological, historical, geographical, physiological and other differences inthe outside world, and is bounded by universal aspects of the human body andmind. In recent years, formal linguistics, traditionally putting a large burdenof explanation on theories of the human mind, has extended its focus to explainingat least some aspects of the variational patterns – both the question what thelimits of variation are, and what explains why certain variants are found incertain places, among certain groups, at certain periods.
In this workshop, we aim at bringing together researcherswho are working on a better understanding of the patterns of variation – on amap, or on the time line – from the prism of syntactic, morphological andphonological theories: why, for instance, are certain linguistic phenomena foundexclusively on areas close to important isoglosses? Why do certain linguisticchanges tend to co-occur? How is it possible that speakers' intuitions aboutgrammaticality seem to correspond to the distribution of the different variantswithin a community? How can we capture inclusion relations among linguisticregions, especially when they show exceptions? How do we understand thephenomenon of 'drift' where a certain grammatical well-formedness change takescenturies to play out?
On August 24-26, researchers of the NWO-sponsored projectMaps & Grammar organize a workshop on these topics within phonology andsyntax. Although most speakers will be either participants in the project orinvited international experts on the topic, there are a few spots also forother talks and for posters. Abstracts (max. 2 pages, including everything)should be submitted before May 15, 2017 to email@example.com.Notification of acceptance: before June 1, 2017.
For more information, please see http://www.slate2017.org/
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
Brain, Cognition and Behavior
Future of Machine Learning
The thematic sessions are organized in partnership with SURFnet, NWO-Shell programme, CLARIAH, NeurolabNL and Commit2Data.
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.
5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STATISTICAL LANGUAGE AND SPEECHPROCESSING
Le Mans, France
October 23-25, 2017
Computer Science Lab (LIUM)
University of Le Mans
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
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.
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
72085 Le Mans Cedex 9
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
corpora and language resources
data mining and semantic web
knowledge representation and ontologies
lexicons and dictionaries
natural language understanding
neural representation of speech and language
opinion mining and sentiment analysis
semantic role labelling
speaker identification and verification
speech and language generation
spoken dialogue systems
SLSP 2017 will consist of:
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)
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)
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:
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.
The registration form can be found at:
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:
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain
Université du Maine
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
On Friday the 27th of Octoberat 14.30, Tessel Boerma will be defending her dissertation about the effects oflanguage impairment and bilingualism on children’s linguistic and cognitivedevelopment in the Academiegebouw in Utrecht. On the day of the defense, asymposium on ‘Language Impairment and Bilingualism’ will be organized. You arecordially invited to both the defense and the symposium.
The symposium will takeplace between 09.30 and 12.00 in the Belle van Zuylenzaal in the Academiegebouw(Domplein 29, Utrecht). Speakers will be prof. dr. Johanne Paradis (Universityof Alberta, Canada), dr. Jan de Jong (University of Bergen, Norway/Universityof Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and dr. Pascale Engel de Abreu (University ofLuxembourg). A detailed program with titles and abstracts will follow.
What:Symposium on ‘Language Impairment and Bilingualism’
Where: Belle van Zuylenzaal inthe Academiegebouw in Utrecht
When: the27th of October between 09.30 and 12.00
Please send an email toTessel Boerma (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to participate.
Elma Blom, Paul Leseman, Frank Wijnen & Tessel Boerma
Op vrijdag 27 oktober om 14.30 zal Tessel Boerma haar proefschrift over deeffecten van een taalontwikkelingsstoornis en meertaligheid op de talige encognitieve ontwikkeling van kinderen verdedigen in het Academiegebouw inUtrecht. Op de dag van de verdediging zal er een symposium over‘Taalontwikkelingsstoornissen en Meertaligheid’ plaatsvinden. U bent van harteuitgenodigd voor de verdediging en het symposium.
Het symposium vindt plaats van 09.30 tot 12.00 in de Belle van Zuylenzaal inhet Academiegebouw. De sprekers zijn prof. dr. Johanne Paradis (University ofAlberta, Canada), dr. Jan de Jong (University of Bergen, Noorwegen/Universiteitvan Amsterdam, Nederland) and dr. Pascale Engel de Abreu (University ofLuxembourg). Een gedetailleerder programma met titels en abstracts volgt.
Wat: Symposium over ‘Taalontwikkelingsstoornissenen Meertaligheid’
Waar: Belle van Zuylenzaal in hetAcademiegebouw in Utrecht
Wanneer: 27 oktober van 09.30 tot12.00
Indien u bij het symposium aanwezig wilt zijn, stuur dan een mailtje naarTessel Boerma (email@example.com).
Elma Blom, Paul Leseman, Frank Wijnen & Tessel Boerma
More information: www.taalstaal.nl
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
- 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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Organisatoren: Auris, Kentalis, NSDSK, Pento, UU, HU
Title of conference: The Second International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics
Date: 1-2 February, 2018
Venue: Ahwaz, Iran
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).
Nine Research Positions in the Dutch Consortium'Language in Interaction' (1.0 FTE)
Dutch Research Consortium 'Language in Interaction'
Vacancy number: 30.02.17
Application deadline: 21 May 2017
We are looking for highly motivated candidates to enrich a uniqueresearch consortium aiming to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of languageat multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and thevariability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour.
Currently, our consortium advertises 4 Postdoc and 5 PhD positions. Thesepositions provide the opportunity for conducting world-class research as amember of an interdisciplinary team. Each position has its own requirements andprofile.
The Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the languagesciences. The Language in Interaction research consortium, sponsored by a largegrant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), bringstogether many of the excellent research groups in the Netherlands with aresearch programme on the foundations of language.
In addition to excellence in the domain of language and related relevant fieldsof cognition, our consortium provides state-of-the-art research facilities anda research team with ample experience in the complex research methods that willbe invoked to address the scientific questions at the highest level ofmethodological sophistication. These include methods from genetics,neuroimaging, computational modelling, and patient-related research. Thisconsortium realises both quality and critical mass for studying human languageat a scale not easily found anywhere else.
We have identified five Big Questions (BQ) that are central to ourunderstanding of the human language faculty. These questions are interrelatedat multiple levels. Teams of researchers will collaborate to collectivelyaddress these key questions of our field.
Our five Big Questions are:
BQ1: The nature of the mental lexicon: How to bridge neurobiology andpsycholinguistic theory by computational modelling?
BQ2: What are the characteristics and consequences of internal brainorganization for language?
BQ3: Creating a shared cognitive space: How is language grounded in and shapedby communicative settings of interacting people?
BQ4: Variability in language processing and in language learning: Why does theability to learn language change with age? How can we characterise and mapindividual language skills in relation to the population distribution?
BQ5: How are other cognitive systems shaped by the presence of a languagesystem in humans?
Successful candidates will be appointed at one of the consortium’s homeinstitutions, depending on the position applied for. All successful candidateswill become members of our Big Question teams. The research is conducted in aninternational setting at all participating institutions. English is the linguafranca.
What we expect from you
Each position has its own requirements and profile.
Detailed information on: www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/BQsecond.html
General requirements for all positions are:
· a degree in one of thefields indicated for the positions;
· excellent proficiency inwritten and spoken English.
What we have to offer
· employment:1.0 FTE;
· you will be appointed atone of the consortium’s home institutions, depending on the position appliedfor;
· terms of employmentdepend on the embedding institution;
· the institutes involvedhave regulations in place that enable their staff to create a good work-lifebalance.
All institutes involved are equal opportunity employers, committed tobuilding a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourageapplications from women and minorities.
Would you like to know more?
Further information on LiI consortium: http://www.languageininteraction.nl/
Further information on the different positions, including terms of employmentand contacts: www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/BQsecond.html
Are you interested?
You should upload your application (attn. of Prof. P. Hagoort)exclusively via: http://www.ru.nl/applyonline?tk=uk&recid=597242
Your application should include (and be limited to) the followingattachment(s):
· a cover letter quoting atthe 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 canprovide references.
Please apply before 21 May 2017, 23:59 CET. You may apply for more thanone position.
No commercial propositions please.
We are looking for an excellent candidate for a PhDposition in a research project on Senegalese drum languages. Candidates shouldbe able to carry out outstanding fieldwork with Senegalese musicians, and dotheoretical linguistic work on the relation between grammar and music in drumlanguage.
Deadline for applications: 21 May 2017.
The project is funded by NWO by way of a Free Competitionproject awarded to the principal investigator Prof. Y. Winter. It is the firstextensive linguistic and experimental study of the drum languages used bySenegalese musicians.
This PhD project aims to develop a linguistic theory ofSenegalese drum language. It follows previous work done by the PI (Winter, Y.,Language 90, 2014). Candidates are expected to have an excellent background intheoretical linguistics or another relevant discipline. In addition, candidatesshould be able and prepared to carry out fieldwork in Senegal for a period ofsix months.
The tasks for the PhD candidate will include:
- Carrying out fieldwork among Wolof speaking musiciansin Senegal
- Embedding the results within a coherent theory of drumlanguages, informed by recent advances in theoretical linguistics and cognitivescience
- Presenting results at workshops and conferences, andpublishing them as peer-reviewed articles in international journals
- Taking part in documenting Senegalese drummingtraditions
- Participation in selected training programme scheduledfor the research Institute, graduate School and the National research School
- Teaching undergraduate courses as part of the PhDtraining
- Completing and defending a PhD thesis within four years
For more details on this research project, see http://www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/sabar.html
- A (soon to be completed) research Master’s degree inlinguistics or another relevant sub-discipline of Cognitive Science. Excellentcandidates with a background in Computer Science or Mathematics may also beconsidered;
- Excellent proficiency in spoken and written English;
- An outstanding record of work in the Master's degree;
- Interest in fieldwork research, and readiness to livein Senegal for over a period of six months as part of the project;
- Excellent communicational skills and ability to work ina heterogeneous team;
- Fluency in Wolof or French, or a proven ability toquickly master foreign languages is a strong advantage;
- Proven musical experience is a strong advantage.
Internship: The selected candidate will be required toundergo a training period of three months as an employed research assistant inthe project, prior to definitive selection for the PhD position. Positiveevaluation in this training, including the candidate’s ability to do successfulfieldwork, will be a pre-condition for the selected candidate to be offered thePhD position. The research assistant position will start on October 1, 2017 atthe latest.
PhD position: The PhD position will be offered at 1,0FTE, starting on January 1, 2018 at the latest, initially for a period of 15months. Upon good performance and a positive evaluation, the contract will beextended for the remaining period of 33 months (4 years in total). The grossmonthly salary starts at €2,191.- in the first year, and ends at
€2,801.- in the fourth year, on a fulltime basis.
Utrecht University offers a pension scheme, a holiday allowanceof 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible employmentconditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Employment Agreement of theDutch Universities.
About the organisation
Researchers at UiL OTS are distributed across 6 researchgroups, focusing on the following range of linguistic subdomains: LanguageVariation, Language, Logic and Information, Linguistic Theory and LanguageAcquisition, Language Processing and Language Pathology, Language andEducation, Language and Communication. It comprises approximately 20 fullprofessors, a dozen postdocs and roughly 40 PhD students.
The Department of Language, Literature and Communicationoffers BA and MA programmes in literary studies, linguistics, communicationstudies, translation, as well as Dutch, English, German, French, Italian,Spanish and (uniquely in the Netherlands) Celtic languages.
The Faculty of Humanities has approximately seventhousand students and nine hundred staff members. It comprises four ResearchInstitutes: The Institute of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Institute ofHistory and Art History, Institute of Cultural Inquiry (ICON), and the UtrechtInstitute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS). With its research and education inthese fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of theNetherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. Theenthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent amenities in thehistorical city centre of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute toan inspiring working environment.
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates ourscientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. AtUtrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towardsmajor societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions, LifeSciences and Sustainability.
For more details on this research project, see http://www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/sabar.html
For further information, please feel free to contactProf. Yoad Winter (for his email address see http://www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad) or theresearch coordinator at UiL OTS (Dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer:
In order to apply, please use the link in the official adof this position, at:
Or directly at the following link:
Your application should include digital copies of:
- application form - to be downloaded from http://www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/sabar/form.html
- CV including full personal and academic details;
- Certified copies of relevant diplomas and gradetranscripts;
- Master’s thesis (or a draft thereof), and any otherpublication you can provide;
- Names and full contact details of two academicreferees.
The application deadline is 21 May 2017.
Interviews, in person or otherwise, of selected applicants will be held during the week starting June 19, 2017.
PhD Scholarships in Campus Fryslân: Culture, Language & Technology
OrganisationSince its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative university of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is an international place of knowledge.
Campus Fryslân is the university’s newest faculty http://www.rug.nl/cf/. It’s located in Leeuwarden, the capital of Fryslân. The faculty’s goal is to connect regional themes with interdisciplinary global issues. To achieve this, research activities are organized under “Frisian Flagships”, which are areas of interest to the region. The four Frisian Flagships are: 1) Governance & Sustainable Economy, 2) Culture, Language & Technology, 3) Food & Health, and 4) High Tech Systems & Materials. The PhD projects are under the aegis of the Frisian Flagship 2: “Culture, Language & Technology”, which is dedicated to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research in the human and social sciences oriented towards the topic of Multilingualism in Fryslân.
Scholarship opportunitiesScholarship opportunities
We offer three four-year scholarships to complete a PhD in Culture, Language & Technology. Applications are invited from prospective PhD students with a good fit with the research specialisms and expertise of our academic staff. The PhD students will be enrolled in our Graduate School Campus Fryslân (GSCF), and may collaborate with senior researchers at the Fryske Akademy and the Department of Frisian Language and Culture. Additionally, they can benefit from affiliations at University Groningen Research Institutes like the Center for Language and Cognition or the Research School of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences, as appropriate to the PhD project.
Candidates whose research interests relate to linguistic/cultural situations in the North of the Netherlands, particularly Fryslân, are encouraged to apply. Topics of interest follow.
● Language & society: Investigations of language contact and/or variation in a multilingual society, consequences of multilingualism for language change and language learning, comparisons of language attitudes specifically relating to Frisian accent
● Language & speech technologies: Studies of language and speech technologies that support or investigate a diversity of natural, multilingual interactions between people and the devices that surround them, with a keen eye on applications with real-world relevance, for example intoxication or pathology detection/recognition in multilingual discourse or multilingual prosody perception in the hearing-impaired;
● The future of multilingualism & minority languages: Research into consequences of globalization and migration for citizenship and expressions of linguistic and cultural identity in multilingual contexts, preferably also involving the North of the Netherlands.
QualificationsThe candidate should have the following qualifications:
● Master’s degree in relevant field (Linguistics, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, or similar) awarded near September 1st 2017, at the latest. Applied research experience in the private sector is an asset
● excellent record of undergraduate and graduate study
● strong motivation to complete a PhD dissertation in four years
● excellent command of spoken and written English. Additionally, Dutch, Frisian and/or German skills (or the ability to learn these languages quickly) is an asset.
ConditionsThe successful candidates will be part of the University of Groningen’s PhD Scholarship Programme. After nine months, and thereafter annually, the progress will be evaluated. At these evaluations, it will be considered whether the results are sufficient for a successful and timely defense of the PhD thesis. As part of the programme, the PhD student will take part in the Career Perspectives Series, which provides a thorough preparation on the career after the PhD, inside or outside academia.
During the course of the doctorate, the students will develop research and teaching competencies as well as leadership skills. For this, the PhD students will receive a tailor-made programme from the GSCF.
General information about the University of Groningen’s PhD Scholarship Programme can be found at http://www.rug.nl/education/phd-programmes/phd-scholarship-programme.
ApplicationYou may apply for this position until 22 May / before 23 May 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).
Candidates must submit the following six documents as one PDF in the following order:
1. A letter outlining their motivation and key qualifications for the position to which they are applying
2. A curriculum vitae
3. A scan of Master’s diploma with list of course grades
4. Names, affiliations and email addresses of two academic referees
5. A research proposal of up to 2000 words, motivating the project by describing scientific relevance, societal relevance, key objectives, hypotheses, and risk analysis (outlining biggest risks for the successful execution of the project) , followed by a brief (methodological) approach
6. A writing sample of no more than 5000 words, such as an essay or an excerpt from a Master’s thesis.
Please note: you can only upload 5 documents, so you have to merge your files up to 5 documents.
The intended starting date is in September 1st 2017. Interviews will be scheduled in June 2017. Candidates may be asked to give a presentation.
Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.
For information you can contact:
- Dr Joop Houtman, coordinator of Graduate School Campus Fryslân (information about PhD scholarships), +31 58 2882132, email@example.com
- Dr Matt Coler, Program Manager (information about the PhD projects), firstname.lastname@example.org
(please do not use for applications)
PhDposition on Adaptive Text Generation in the Data2Game project
The researchgroup Human Media Interaction of the University of Twente is looking for a PhDcandidate to join the new project Data2Game, funded by The NetherlandsOrganization for Scientific Research (NWO). The Data2Game project investigateshow, and to what extent, the efficacy of computerised training games can beenhanced by tailoring the training scenarios to the individual player. The research is aimedat achieving three concrete research innovations, corresponding to threesubprojects: (1) techniques for the automated generation of in-game narrativesthat are tailored to the individual player, (2) techniques for the automatedmodelling of players’ cognitive and affective states, based on in-game data andexhibited social signals, and (3) validated studies on the relation of theplayer behaviour and game properties to learning performance. The researchoutcomes will be implemented and validated in a training game for the regionalfire department (Brandweer Twente) that will be developed in close collaborationwith the company Thales/T-Xchange.
The Data2Gameproject is carried out in collaboration between the University of Twente,Tilburg University, Thales/T-Xchange and Brandweer Twente.
The current PhDvacancy concerns subproject 1 on adaptive text generation. Within thissubproject, the PhD candidate will be working on the automatic generation oftexts for use in training games. These texts will be adapted to the game playcontext and to the state and learning goals of the individual player. Thenarrative games targeted in our project offer multiple opportunities for suchtailoring of textual game content. Examples include the generation of in-gametexts based on current real world data, the generation of non-player characterdialogue and the generation of post-game narrative feedback on playerperformance.
The PhDcandidate is expected to work in an interdisciplinary team with two other PhDcandidates, who will be working on subproject 2 (player modelling) andsubproject 3 (game-based learning). Vacancies for the two other PhD positionscan be found on the vacancies websites of Tilburg University (subproject 2) andthe University of Twente (subproject 3).
In addition,the PhD candidate will be collaborating closely with the project team fromThales/T-Xchange. This will involve monthly meetings on location at Thales.
For theposition we seek a candidate with a background in a relevant discipline, suchas Computational Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, oranother related area.
The PhDcandidate has a (Research) Master’s degree in one of these areas, a stronginterest in doing research, excellent professional communication and teamworking skills, and a good command of Dutch and English. Furthermore thecandidate is expected to have good programming skills. Experience withdeveloping natural language applications is considered an advantage.
For moreinformation on the position, please contact dr. Mariët Theune (email@example.com). The full projectproposal is available upon request.
To apply,upload the following information via the application link below:
- Copy of theuniversity grade list,
- Contactinformation of two academic references.
Applicationsshould be sent before the application deadline of June 1, 2017. Interviews areexpected to be held in June. Starting date of the position is as soon as possible,preferably by 1 September, 2017.
You will have afull-time (38 hours a week) contract spanning a period of 4 years. The monthlysalary ranges from € 2.191,00 (1st year) to € 2.801,00 (4th year), plus holidayallowance (8%) and end-of-year bonus (8.3%). PhD candidates have a full statusas an employee at the University of Twente, including pension and health carebenefits. Terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective LaborAgreement for Universities (CAO).
The Universityof Twente offers excellent working conditions in a stimulating scientificenvironment; professional and personal development programs; a green and livelycampus, with many sports facilities and other activities.
TheUniversity of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech andhuman touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which driveschange, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is theonly campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties weprovide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has astrong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scopefor carrying out pioneering research.
The faculty ofElectrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprisesthree disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT ismore than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics,electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all ofsocieties' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrialpartners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensiveresearch for external commissioning parties and funders. The research whichenjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodatedin the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+, CTIT and MIRA.
The LEAD Graduate School & Research Network (www.lead.uni-tuebingen.de) for Learning,Educational Achievement and Life Course Development, funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and Stategovernments, invites applications for
Up to five 3-yeardoctoral positions as of October 2017.
Education and itsoutcomes being essential to the welfare of a society and its members, the goalof LEAD is to contribute relevant findings to several key questions inevidence-based education. As an integrated research and training program, LEADaims at excellent research and academic careers for young scientists at theintersection between Empirical Educational Research and the neighboringdisciplines of (1) Cognitive, Social, and Motivational Psychology, (2)Neuroscience and Informatics, (3) Clinical and Personality Psychology, (4)Language and Linguistics, and (5) Sociology and Economics.
Successfully or nearlyfinished MA or MSc or equivalent degree graduates in Empirical EducationalResearch or one of the above-mentioned neighboring fields with excellent gradesand a strong interest in conducting research from an interdisciplinaryperspective are encouraged to apply.
·candidates should be prepared to contribute tothe mission of excellence of the LEAD Graduate School & ResearchNetwork.
·candidates’ prospective PhD research should berelevant to LEAD, i.e., relating to LEAD’s research questions and one of theLEAD intersections. We especially encourage applications for PhD projects withinthe following topics:
o self-regulationin education,
o teachingand learning with technology,
o languagelearning and language in education,
o randomizedcontrolled field trials in education.
LEAD PhD candidatesbenefit from unique opportunities:
·A prestigious, internationally focused andinterdisciplinary PhD program within the German Excellence Initiative;
·Regular thesis discussions with peers andsupervisory teams, plus retreats, lectures, and workshops with renownedinternational guest researchers;
·Funds for the support of thesis-relatedresearch and training;
·Tailor-made training and research support fromthe LEADing Research Center, including lab rotations;
·LEAD support systems for families, equalopportunity, and diversity.
Applications shouldinclude a completed application cover sheet, aCV, degree and other certificates with transcripts showing a recent graduationor one in the nearest future, two letters of recommendation, a statement ofresearch interest and experience, plus a motivation letter describing yourinterest in obtaining a PhD within LEAD. For more information, please see our FAQ section at www.lead.uni-tuebingen.de.
Pleasesend all documents in one single (!)pdf attachment via email to LEADGraduate School & Research Network at firstname.lastname@example.org June 11, 2017. Applications beyond this date are welcome and will betaken into account as further positions become available. Interviews will takeplace on July 03, 05 and 06, 2017.
The University ofTübingen is an equal opportunity employer regarding professional opportunitiesfor women and men. Equally qualified candidates with physical challenges willbe given preference. Employment will be conducted by the central university administration.
Two PhD positions inthe Language Development Department
Applications are invited for two PhD studentship positions on children’s early languagedevelopment to start in autumn 2017.
These positions provide the opportunity for studying at thenew Language Development Department at the Max Planck Institute forPsycholinguistics, which is dedicated to research on how children acquire theirfirst language. More information about the Department, and its facilities, canbe found here.
Position 1: Exploringlanguage development in the brain
This project will examine the waythat neural correlates of language acquisition develop over infancy using acombination of behavioural methods, EEG, and fNIRS. Studies for this projectwill adopt a contemporary approach to studying language development, usinglinguistic stimuli created to closely match the distributional properties ofthe native language of the infants tested, as indicated by corpus analysis.This project will require testing infants at different ages, with thepossibility to test a cohort of infants longitudinally for some studies.
Candidates should have, or be willingto develop, knowledge of EEG/fNIRS. An interest in distributional learning isalso desirable for this post.
Position 2:Environmental influences on early lexical development
The goal of this project is toidentify which aspects of infants' daily experience and environment cruciallyimpact infants' early word learning; those factors include (but are not limitedto) screen use, family structure (such as the presence of older siblings), anddaycare arrangements. Further, infants' non-linguistic abilities (mostprominently processing speed) will be related to their linguistic developmentand possible susceptibility/resilience to environmental differences.
This project will entailexperimental studies of infants' lexical knowledge (including eye-tracking) aswell as automated recordings and questionnaire-based assessments of bothinfants' development and their environment. Candidates should have, or bewilling to develop, knowledge of these methods.
For both posts, candidates should have, or shortly expect toobtain, a good undergraduate degree and a high quality Research Master’s degree(or equivalent) in a subject that is related to, or can be applied to, languagedevelopment (e.g. Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, etc.). Your Master’s degree ideally willhave involved several months of experience and training on a scientificproject. Further, experience working with children, conducting psychologicalstudies, and analyzing experimental data will be an advantage. Native-like knowledgeof Dutch is crucial since you will be testing young Dutch-learningparticipants. In addition, since the business of the institute is conducted inEnglish, candidates should have excellent written and spoken command of thislanguage.
Both PhD positions are funded for 4 years, and salary willbe determined by the TVöD scale (starting salary: EUR 2,230.99 per month beforetax). The Language Development Department provides fully equipped researchfacilities and technical support, as well as research support, conference andtravel budgets.
All PhD students in the Department participate in theInternational Max Planck Research School, which involves both core andindividually chosen coursework to complement the PhD research, in addition totraining in soft skills such as writing and presentation.
The MPI Nijmegen offers a vibrant research environment in acharming university town. Nijmegen is situated 1.5 hours from Amsterdam, andhas easy access to Belgium and Germany. The Max Planck Society (Germany) is anequal opportunity employer.
Applications should include:
(i) a statement (2 pages maximum)describing your research interests and why you feel you would be suited to theposition;
(ii) a CV;
(iii) the names, email addressesand contact numbers of at least two referees who would be willing to provideletters of recommendation;
(iv) your availability on thefollowing dates: 4th, 5th, 11th to 14th July.
Please indicate clearly on your application which post youwould like to be considered for. Applicants are welcome to apply for both postsif their experiences and interests lend themselves to both projects.
Electronic applications should be sent to Nanjo Bogdanowiczat email@example.com.
The deadline for applications is 16 June 2017, and (videoconference) interviews will be held in between 4th and 14th July. The idealstart date is 1st September 2017, but later start dates can be considered.
CALL FOR POSITION PAPERS
2017 Federated Conference on Computer Science andInformation Systems
Prague, Czech Republic, 3-6 September, 2017
Strict submission deadline: May 31, 2017 (no extensions)
The FedCSIS 2017 Federated Conference invites submissionsof POSITION PAPERS to its respective events. Position papers must not exceed 8pages and they should relate to an ongoing research or experience. Positionpapers will be presented by the authors alongside regular papers. Positionpapers may be also submitted as DEMO PAPERS and presented as demonstrations ofsoftware tools and products. They should describe non-for-profit software toolsin a prototype-, alpha-, or beta-version.
We invite TWO TYPES OF POSITION PAPERS:
- EMERGING RESEARCH PAPERS present preliminary researchresults from work-in-progress based on sound scientific approach but presentingwork not completely validated as yet. They must describe precisely the researchproblem and its rationale. They must also define the intended future workincluding the expected benefits from solution to the tackled problem.
- CHALLENGE PAPERS propose and describe researchchallenges in theory or practice of computer science and information systems.The papers in this category must be based on deep understanding of existingresearch or industrial problems and should be defining new promising researchdirections.
POSITION PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION:
Position papers will be published as a Volume of theAnnals of Computer Scince and Information Systems series (http://annals-csis.org), WITH an ISBN, ISSNand DOI numbers. These papers will NOT be placed in the IEEE Digital Libraryand will NOT be submitted to Clarivate Analytics Web of Science. However, theywill be indexed in the BazEcon database, and submitted for indexing to:SciVerse Scopus, Inspec, DBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar.
Authors should submit a position paper in English,carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-linesubmission procedure. The guidelines for paper formatting provided at theconference website ought to be used for all submitted papers. The requiredsubmission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check, and carefullyfollow, the instructions and templates provided. Papers that are out of theconference scope of the selected event, or that contain any form of(self)plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. All position papers will berefereed before inclusion in the conference program.
- Position paper submission: May 31, 2017; midnight HST
- Acceptance decision: June15, 2017
- Final version of paper submission: June 28, 2017
- Final deadline for discounted fee: August 1, 2017
- Conference dates: September3-6, 2017
ABOUT FedCSIS CONFERENCE SERIES
FedCSIS an annual international multi-conference, thisyear organized jointly by the Polish Information Processing Society (PTI),Poland Section Computer Society Chapter, and Czech Technical University inPrague, in technical cooperation with IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Region 8,IEEE Chechoslovakia Section, IEEE Poland Section, IEEE Computer SocietyTechnical Committee on Intelligent Informatics, IEEE Czechoslovakia SectionComputer Society Chapter, Poland Section (Gdansk) Computer Society Chapter,IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Computational Collective Intelligence, IEEEPoland Section Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Chapter, IEEE PolandSection Control System Society Chapter, Poland Section ComputationalIntelligence Society Chapter, ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing,Lodz (Poland) ACM Chapter, IFIP, Committee of Computer Science of PolishAcademy of Sciences, Polish Operational and Systems Research Society, EasternCluster ICT Poland, Polish Cluster of Research and Development of Internet ofThings, Mazovia Cluster ICT.
The FedCSIS multi-conference consists of EVENTS(conferences, workshops, consortia, tutorials, etc.), grouped into sevenconference areas.
* AAIA'17 - 12th International Symposium Advances inArtificial Intelligence and Applications
--- AIMaVIG'17 - 3rd International Workshop on ArtificialIntelligence in Machine Vision and Graphics
--- AIMA'17 - 7th International Workshop on ArtificialIntelligence in Medical Applications
--- AIRIM'17 - 2nd International Workshop on AI aspectsof Reasoning, Information, and Memory
--- ASIR'17 - 7th International Workshop on Advances inSemantic Information Retrieval
--- LTA'17 - 2nd International Workshop on LanguageTechnologies and Applications
--- WCO'17 - 10th International Workshop on ComputationalOptimization
* CSS - Computer Science & Systems
--- AIPC'17 - 2nd International Workshop on Advances inImage Processing and Colorization
--- BigDAISy'17 - 1st Workshop on Big Data Analytics forInformation Security
--- CANA'17 - 10th Computer Aspects of NumericalAlgorithms
--- C&SS'17 - 4th International Conference on Cryptography and Security Systems
--- CPORA'17 - 2nd Workshop on Constraint Programming andOperation Research Applications
--- MMAP'17 - 10th International Symposium on MultimediaApplications and Processing
--- WAPL'17 - 6th Workshop on Advances in ProgrammingLanguages
--- WSC'17 - 9th Workshop on Scalable Computing
* iNetSApp - International Conference on InnovativeNetwork Systems and Applications
--- CAP-NGNCS'17 - 1st International Workshop onCommunications Architectures and Protocols for the New Generation of Networksand Computing Systems
--- INSERT'17 - 1st International Conference on Security,Privacy, and Trust
--- IoT-ECAW'17 - 1st Workshop on Internet of Things -Enablers, Challenges and Applications
--- SoFAST-WS'17 - 6th International Symposium onFrontiers in Network Applications, Network Systems and Web Services
--- WSN'17 - 6th International Conference on WirelessSensor Networks
* IT4MBS - Information Technology for Management,Business & Society
--- ABICT'17 - 8th International Workshop on Advances inBusiness ICT
--- AITM'17 - 15th Conference on Advanced InformationTechnologies for Management
--- ISM'17 - 12thConference on Information Systems Management
--- IT4L'17 - 5th Workshop on Information Technologiesfor Logistics
--- KAM'17 - 23rd Conference on Knowledge Acquisition andManagement
--- TAMHE'17 - 1st Workshop on Technology Enhanced Medical and HealthcareEducation
--- UHH'17 - 3rd International Workshop on UbiquitousHome Healthcare
--- WGSEE'17 - 1st Workshop on Gamification Software forEducation and Enterprises
* JAWS - Joint Agent-oriented Workshops in Synergy
--- ABC:MI'17 - 11th Workshop on Agent Based Computing: fromModel to Implementation
--- MAS&S'17 - 11th International Workshop onMulti-Agent Systems and Simulations
--- SEN-MAS'17 - 5th International Workshop on SmartEnergy Networks & Multi-Agent Systems
* SSD&A - Software Systems Development &Applications
--- IoTM'17 - 1st Workshop on Internet of Things, ProcessModelling and Microservices
--- IWCPS'17 - 4th International Workshop onCyber-Physical Systems
--- LASD'17 - 1st International Conference on Lean andAgile Software Development
--- MIDI'17- 4th Conference on Miltimedia, Interaction,Design and Innovation
--- SEW-37 - The 37th IEEE Software Engineering Workshop
* DS-RAIT'17 - 4th Doctoral Symposium on Recent Advancesin Information Technology
CHAIRS OF FedCSIS CONFERENCE SERIES
Maria Ganzha, Leszek A. Maciaszek, Marcin Paprzycki
CONTACT FedCSIS AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
FedCSIS on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/FedCSISFacebook
FedCSIS on LinkedIN: http://tinyurl.com/FedCSISLinkedIN
FedCSIS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FedCSIS
FedCSIS on XING: http://preview.tinyurl.com/FedCSISonXING
Call for Papers: RomTiN 4, University of Amsterdam, June 16, 2017, deadline: May 31, 2017
English (Dutch below)
Are you a (recently or almost graduated) MA-student or a PhD-student? 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. RomTiN 4 will take place on Friday afternoon June 16, 2017 at the University of Amsterdam.
Sounds good? Then submit on Wednesday May 31, 2017 at the latest a small abstract of max. 200 words to S.Berends2@uva.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 Sanne Berends via email: S.Berends2@uva.nl
Submission deadline: Wednesday 31 May, 2017
Workshop date: Friday 16 June, 2017
Workshop venue: University of Amsterdam, PC Hoofthuis, room t.b.a.
Talks: 20 minutes+ 10 for discussion, on any topic within Romance linguistics
Organizers: Petra Sleeman and Sanne Berends.
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. RomTiN 4 zal plaatsvinden op vrijdag 16 juni aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Geïnteresseerd? Dien dan uiterlijk woensdag 31 mei 2017 een korte beschrijving (max. 200 woorden) van hetgeen je wilt presenteren in door te mailen naar S.Berends2@uva.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 Sanne Berends: S.Berends2@uva.nl.
Deadline voor het indienen van abstracts: woensdag 31 mei 2017
Datum workshop: vrijdag 16 juni 2017
Plaats: PC Hoofthuis, Universiteit van Amsterdam, zaal wordt nog meegedeeld
Presentaties: 20 minuten + 10 voor discussie, elk onderwerp binnen de Romaanse taalkunde welkom.
Call for posters
November 10th, 2017 the TaalStaal conference will be held for the third time. This time the leading theme is: ‘Effects of therapy in young and school-age children with developmental language disorders (DLD)’. During this congress international and Dutch researchers will present their findings. Alongside the program of presentations a poster session will be organized. You can apply for participation with a poster by sending your abstract to email@example.com before June, 1, 2017. See abstract specifications below. By the end of June 2017 you will receive confirmation of acceptance of your poster.
Specifications for abstract (max. 250 words)
- Authors (+ affiliations)
- Methods & Procedures
- Conclusions & Implications
Call for papers: Event Representations in Brain, Language, and Development (EvRep), Oct. 27-28, 2017
This two-day workshop will bring together different perspectives on event cognition, joining forces from the fields of (psycho-)linguistics and language typology (including multimodal communication), neuroscience (perception, action and memory) and developmental science. We aim to identify general principles in event cognition shaped by our underlying neurobiological and cognitive infrastructure, and the domains in which the human capacity for language (taking into account cross-linguistic diversity and multimodality) may influence event perception and understanding.
The workshop will be organized in thematic sessions, with invited lectures and discussions by renowned scholars, plus a poster session.
Confirmed invited speakers
Gerry Altmann (University of Connecticut)
Silvia Gennari (University of York)
Peter Hagoort (MPI & Donders)
Yuki Kamide (University of Dundee)
Anna Papafragou (University of Delaware)
Brent Strickland (ENS & Institut Jean Nicod)
Christiane von Stutterheim (Heidelberg University)
Jeffrey Zacks (Washington University, St. Louis)
Call for submissions
We invite submissions of anonymous abstracts for paper or poster presentations on recent work on one or more of the workshop themes. Submissions should be in Word or PDF format, maximally 500 words (excluding references), and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract submission deadline: ** June 1, 2017 **
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2017
Workshop dates: October 27-28, 2017
Location: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Monique Flecken (MPI)
Ercenur Ünal (Radboud & MPI)
Aslı Özyürek (Radboud & MPI)
We gratefully acknowledge funding by the MPI for Psycholinguisticsand by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (VICI grant to Prof. Özyürek).
Call for abstracts Anéla one day conference 2017
The annual Anéla conference will take place on September 22, 2017. The theme of this year is Multilingualism, Language Acquisition and Language Proficiency. This theme includes, but is not limited to, Second-Language Acquisition, Second Language Teaching, Bilingual Education, Native Language Proficiency, Professional Communication Skills, and Language Teacher Training. We cordially invite you to submit a proposal for a contribution.
The Anéla one day conference is hosted by is an institute that trains teachers this year. Therefore we particularly encourage teachers-in-training (that is, Master students and Research Master students from both academic and higher educational teacher trainings) to submit an abstract for a (poster)presentation about their research.
You can opt for three different presentation formats:
a) presentation (25 minutes, including 5 minutes for discussion)
b) presentation (like option a, with an added slot of 25 minutes for discussion)
c) poster (a poster presentation includes a one minute pitch-presentation.)
Option b) is meant for topics that are suitable for discussion, for example recent developments, policy, and new lines of research. If you choose this option, please indicate in the abstract what the discussion roughly will be about.
To facilitate in-depth discussion, participants of the discussion will be required to attend the presentation first (however, it will be possible to attend the presentation only and leave before the discussion). This will be announced in the program.
Abstracts in Dutch or English are both welcome. The language of the abstract is also the language of the presentation.
You can submit your abstract (400 words, including references) via the online form.
Deadline for abstracts: June 18, 2107, 23 hrs 59 mins
Notification about acceptation: July 7, 2017
Deadline for registration: September 8, 2017
Anéla Conference: September 22, 2017
For questions and suggestions, please contact Anne Kerkhoff (email@example.com)
FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
13th Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation
Montpellier (France), September 19, 2017, at IWCS 2017
ISA-13 is the thirteenth 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 was held in conjunction with
the IWCS 2003 conference in Tilburg (Netherlands); the latest workshop was held in 2016 as part of the LREC conference
in Portoroz (Slovenia).
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
quantification, 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
* semantic annotation and semantic interpretation
* experiments in semantic annotation
* comparative studies of semantic annotation schemes
* semantic annotation and ontologies
* evaluation of annotation schemes
* context-dependence in semantic annotations
* applications of semantic annotation
* integration of semantic annotation and other linguistic annotations
* 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
* integration of annotations of different domains of semantic annotation
* annotation of cross-domain phenomena such as negation, attribution and sentiment
* levels of granularity in annotation schemes
* cross-domain issues in semantic annotation, such as language- and application-dependence
* best practices in semantic annotation
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),
Harry Bunt (chair)
Harry Bunt (chair)
June 23: Deadline for submitting papers
July 22: Notification of acceptance
August 12: Submission of camera-ready papers
For more information see the workshop page at https://sigsem.uvt.nl/isa13/ or contact the workshop chair
Harry Bunt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The 3rdGlobal Conference on Artificial Intelligence (GCAI 2017)
Miami, USA, 18-22 October 2017
(Abstracts: 30 June, Papers: 7July)
The 3rd Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence(GCAI 2017) will be held in Miami, USA, at the Courtyard Marriott hotel inCoconut Grove, 18-22 October 2017. The conference, which addresses all aspectsof artificial intelligence, is being organized by LRG (http://www.lrg.global) and the University ofMiami.
The program chairs are Christoph Benzmueller, ChristineLisetti and Martin Theobald. The conference chair is Geoff Sutcliffe.
Submissions in all areas of artifical intelligence arewelcome. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
+ Knowledge representation
+ Cognitive modeling
+ Reasoning and programming
+ Machine learning
+ Constraints and uncertainty
+ Agents and distributed AI
+ Intelligent user interfaces
+ Natural language systems and linguistics Informationretrieval
+ Case-based reasoning Affective computing Robotics
+ 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
+ Philosophical foundations
+ Social impact and ethics
+ Evaluation of AI systems
+ AI education
+ Abstract registration: 30 June, 2017
+ Submission: 7 July, 2017
+ Notification: 11 August, 2017
+ Final version: 25 August, 2017
+ Early registration deadline: tab
+ Workshops: 18 October 2017
+ Conference: 19-22 October, 2016
SUBMISSION and PUBLICATION
Submission is via EasyChair at
The proceedings will be published by EasyChairPublications in the EPiC Series in Computing. The volume will be open accessand authors will retain copyright.
+ Guy van denBroeck, UCLA, USA
+ Marijn Heule,University of Texas at Austin, USA + tba
Jose JulioAlferes (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa)
Peter Baumgartner(National ICT Australia)
ChristophBenzmueller (Freie Universitaet Berlin) - chair
Philippe Besnard(CNRS / IRIT)
Richard Booth(Cardiff University)
James Delgrande(Simon Fraser University)
Wolfgang Faber(University of Huddersfield)
Gerhard Friedrich(Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt)
Thom Fruehwirth(University of Ulm)
ErnestoJimenez-Ruiz (University of Oxford)
GabrieleKern-Isberner (Technische Universitaet Dortmund)
Roman Kontchakov(Birkbeck, University of London)
Tim Landgraf(Freie Universitaet Berlin)
Jerome Lang(CNRS, LAMSADE, Universite Paris-Dauphine)
Sanjiang Li(University of Technology Sydney)
Christine Lisetti(Florida International University) - chair
Ana GabrielaMaguitman (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)
Steven Schockaert(Cardiff University)
Magy Seif El-Nasr(Northeastern University)
Thomas Stuetzle(Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB))
Martin Theobald(Universite du Luxembourg) - chair
Juergen Umbrich(Vienna University of Economy and Business (WU))
*** further PCmembers will be added ***
Building on the success of the previous conferences, the Institute of English Studies at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, is organising the 5th meeting of Linguistics Beyond And Within – International Linguistics Conference in Lublin. The conference, to be held on 18-19 October 2017, will be hosted by the Department of Applied Linguistics, the Department of Theoretical Linguistics, the Department of Contrastive English-Polish Studies and the Department of Celtic Studies. This year the talks will be guided by the following leitmotif:
As previously, we would like to invite scholars with innovative approaches to linguistics viewed from a range of intra- and interdisciplinary perspectives. We wish to encourage all linguists representing various theoretical models and practical applications to present their contributions during both oral and poster sessions in the following research areas:
o phonetics & phonology
o language teaching & language acquisition
o discourse analysis
o translation studies
socio- and psycholinguistics
Each paper presentation in an oral session will be scheduled for a 20-minute talk followed by a 10-minute discussion. Poster sessions will last about 45 minutes when the authors are required to be present and ready to answer questions from participants passing by. The poster format is 100x70cm (vertical orientation). The language of the conference is English.
Artemis Alexiadou (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)
Pius ten Hacken (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Lívia Körtvélyessy (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Slovakia)
Paul Meara (Swansea University, UK)
Abstracts of no more than 400 words (including references) should be sent by 30th June 2017 in .doc format to our e-mail address: email@example.com. It is expected that any paper presented at LingBaW 2017 is original and has not been previously presented or published.
In the body of the email, please include the following information: title of paper, name of author, scientific degree, affiliation, research area (one from the abovementioned) and form of presentation (speech / poster).
Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously. Please do not put your name on the abstract itself.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 15th August.
The upcoming edition of the LingBaW Conference will also host two thematic workshops up to a limit of ten papers plus one slot for an introductory paper by workshop convenors.
The deadline for the submission of workshop proposals is 31st May 2017.
Each workshop proposal must include the title, a 500-word abstract that summarizes the theme and goals of the workshop and the names, affiliations, and contact details of the workshop organizers. The proposal should also contain a list of five prospective participants. It should also indicate any special requirements you might have in terms of equipment.
Workshop organizers are responsible for advertising the workshop, organizing the reviewing process, and running the workshop.
The conference fee is 300 PLN (€80) and includes conference materials, reception, refreshments and publication of the proceedings.
The preliminary deadline for submission of completed papers is 31st January 2018.
Conference on Frisian linguistics 2017
The Linguistics Circle of theFrisian Academy (Fryske Akademy) organizes its annual meeting in October thisyear. The ninth Conference on Frisianlinguistics will be of interest to anyone who actively or passively participatesin Frisian linguistics: grammar, phonetics/phonology, onomastics, lexicology,sociolinguistics, historical linguistics. Papers may focus on the results ofscientific research, but presentations of research plans, of speculations or oflanguage corpora are also welcome. They may be presented in any of theWest-Germanic languages.
When: Friday 27 October 2017.
Where: Fryske Akademy, Doelestraat 8,Leeuwarden / Ljouwert
The time allotted for a paper is30 minutes (20 minutes talk, 10 minutes discussion).
Extended deadline: We invite everyone to participate. Please send an abstract – assoon as possible, but not later than August 1 – of half A4, with name andaddress, to Eric Hoekstra (secretary of the Linguistics Circle):
Or by regular mail to:
EricHoekstra, Taalkundich Wurkferbân,
We invite contributions for the workshop “Cognitive explanations in
linguistic typology: contemporary insights from language processing and language acquisition“ to be held at the 12th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT) at the Australian National University in Canberra on December 15, 2017.
The potential of language processing mechanisms to explain diachronic developments and grammatical patterns in the world’s languages has long been recognized in the typological literature. However, processing pressures and constraints have often been invoked as vague processes instead of as observable behaviour and neural activity that may be amenable to empirical measurement and evaluation. Given the degree of maturity achieved by contemporary psycho- and neurolinguistics, a new era of a cross-disciplinary pollination between linguistic typology and these disciplines is warranted. This workshop will focus on processing explanations for the distribution and development of typological features, drawing on experimental work on language comprehension, language production and first language acquisition. The emphasis will lie on explanations that are theoretically well-grounded from a psycholinguistic and/or neurolinguistic perspective and that are empirically testable.
Balthasar Bickel & Sabine Stoll
Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky & Matthias Schlesewsky
We welcome abstract submissions for additional contributions that either report typologically relevant experimental evidence or draw extensively and competently on the psycho- and neurolinguistic literature in explaining typological findings. Contributions that describe novel theoretical proposals on the relation between the distribution and diachronic change of typological features, language processing and language acquisition will also be considered.
Abstracts should be submitted to the ALT program committee. Instructions can be found on the ALT homepage:
The submission deadline is March 31, 2017.
Workshop convenors: Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky (University of South
Australia), Matthias Schlesewsky (University of South Australia), Damián
E. Blasi (University of Zurich & Max Planck Institute for the Science of
Human History), Evan Kidd (CoEDL, Australian National University),
Sebastian Sauppe, (University Zurich & Max Planck Institute for
Bent ubekend met de Dagboeken van Egbert Alting (1553-1594) of met de databank vanSportbonden tot 1940, beide online beschikbaar? Wij hebben gemerkt dat (eendeel van) de digitale bronnencollectie van het Huygens ING slecht gevondenwordt door studenten en onderzoekers. Dit is natuurlijk erg jammer, aangeziener interessant onderzoek mee gedaan kan worden.
Kijkbijvoorbeeld naar het Mondriaan Editieproject dat het complete oeuvre engedachtengoed van Mondriaan beschikbaar stelt voor de wetenschap, maar ook degedigitaliseerde briefwisselingen van Willem van Oranje en Vincent van Goghbieden interessante onderzoeksmogelijkheden op het gebied van(kunst)geschiedenis en letterkunde. Daarnaast beheert het Huygens ING portalenzoals het Maritiem Portal en het Biografisch Portaal, en zijn de RijksGeschiedkundige Publicatiën volledig online beschikbaar.
Wij willengraag de bekendheid en de vindbaarheid van onze bronnencollectie vergrotenonder onderzoekers, universitair docenten en studenten. Daarom willen wij uuitnodigen om een kijkje te nemen in onze collectie (https://www.huygens.knaw.nl/tools-en-data/),en onze resources te gebruiken en te noemen in eventuele colleges.
14 februari j.l. vond delancering van ERIS VU Journal for Humanities plaats, een nieuwinterdisciplinair tijdschrift voor studenten met academische ambities. ERIS is online te raadplegen op de website: https://erisjournal.com/issue-1-war-and-peace/.
ERIS VU Journal for Humanities biedt getalenteerde studenten een platform om ervaring op te doen met het wetenschappelijke publicatieproces en om hun voor een breder publiek beschikbaar te maken. Door verschillende disciplines binnen de geesteswetenschappen in een journal te integreren, doet ERIS mee aan de trend om op een interdisciplinaire manier wetenschap te bedrijven. Daarnaast draagt ERIS ook bij aan de Why Humanities Matter beweging door hoogwaardig geesteswetenschappelijk onderzoek te presenteren. Door de interdisciplinaireinsteek van ERIS kent dit onderzoek een gemakkelijkere toepassing in de maatschappelijke context.
In a world of globalisation, people who do not share the same language meet more often every day. Being able to deal with these multilingual practices in an effective way can give you an advantage in your daily life and work.
The challenges and opportunities that we will speak of will be recognisable for learners. The course will also introduce you to real multilingual families who will share their personal experiences with their multilingual situations with you. The issues arising from the individual situations of our families will then be looked at from a scientific perspective.Free online course 'Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities'
It is a free online course, 4 weeks long, with videos, readings, quizzes and otherinformation about multilingualism, directed to teachers, parents, and otherpeople interested in the topic. Registration is free, but required to receivethe materials, and is done here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/multilingual-practices/1
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You will learn how to develop programs that enable computers to displaybehaviour that can be characterised as intelligent.
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Tuitionfees amount to €450 per semester; there are several scholarships from1,840€ to 2,840€ available, depending on the choice of the second yearspecialisation. The EMCL online application system will be open from 1 Apriluntil 31 May 2017.
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2017-2018Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition
The BantingPostdoctoral Fellowships program is designed to support world-classpostdoctoral researchers. The fellowship provides $70,000 per year for twoyears. The program is open to both Canadian and international researchers whohave recently completed a PhD, PhD- equivalent, or health professional degree.Applications must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed hostinstitution.
The2017-2018 competition was launched in April 2017 and the application deadlinewill be September 20, 2017 at 20:00 EDT. Please note that institutionsmay have internal deadlines.
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