15.509 seminar; conference hosting

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 509.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: "Olga Francois" <ofrancois@umuc.edu> (46)
             Subject: Copyright Management Seminar

       [2] From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu> (95)
             Subject: Call for Bids to Host Human Language Technology 2003

             Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 08:03:49 +0000
             From: "Olga Francois" <ofrancois@umuc.edu>
             Subject: Copyright Management Seminar

    [Please excuse the duplication of this notice.]

    The Center for Intellectual Property at the University of Maryland
    University College is hosting a seminar titled:

    Copyright Management in Higher Education: Access, Control and Use
    April 4th - 5th 2002.

    The digital age has greatly increased concerns about ownership, access,
    and control of copyrighted information. As substantial users and
    creators of copyrighted information, colleges and universities must
    develop mechanisms that effectively manage information on the networked
    campus. Protective technologies are being developed that hold the
    promise of perfect control and the peril of substantially limited access
    to information. Comprehensive intellectual property policies are needed
    to provide clear guidelines for ownership and proper use of information.
    Moreover, stakeholders in higher education should understand the
    substantial changes being made in federal information policy that will
    affect colleges and universities in the twenty-first century.

    The Keynote speaker will be Laura "Lolly" Gasaway, Director, Law
    Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Intellectual
    Property Scholar, Center for Intellectual Property, University of
    Maryland University College.

    Additional confirmed presenters and panelist include:

    - Dan L. Burk, Faculty Associate, Center for Bioethics; Professor,
    University of Minnesota Law School; and Associate Director, Joint Degree
    Program in Law, Health, and the Life Sciences.
    - Kim Kelley, Associate Provost and Executive Director of the Center for
    Intellectual Property, University of Maryland University College
    - Todd Kelley, Associate Provost and Librarian of the College, St.
    Mary's College of Maryland
    - Arnold P. Lutzker, Partner, Lutzker & Lutzker LLP
    - Carol Risher, Senior Vice President-Business Development Savantech,
    - Siva Vaidhyanathan, Assistant Professor, School of Library and
    Information Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison
    - John C. Vaughn, Executive Vice President, Association of American
    - Fred (Rick) W. Weingarten, Director of the Office for Information
    Technology Policy of the American Library Association
    - Dr. Larry Wilt, Director of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery,
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Please register early since space is limited. Early registration ends
    March 21, 2002.

    For additional information visit our web site at
    http://www.umuc.edu/distance/odell/cip/copy_manage2002/ or call


             Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 09:35:27 +0000
             From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu>
             Subject: Call for Bids to Host Human Language Technology 2003

    Call for Bidds to Host
    Human Language Technology 2003: 3rd Meeting of the NAACL

    The Human Language Technology -North American Chapter of the
    Association for Computational Linguistics Advisory Board hereby invite
    proposals to host Human Language Technology 2003: 3rd Meeting of the

    The proposal submission process is incremental. First, draft proposals
    are sought from prospective bidders. Based on the evaluation of the
    draft proposals, promising bidders will be subsequently asked to
    provide additional information as needed.

    Bids must specify a Local Arrangements Chair, who will be responsible
    for the usual activities, such as arranging meeting rooms, equipment,
    refreshments, housing, on-site registration, participant e-mail
    access, security for equipment, the reception, the banquet, and
    working with the General Chair, the HLT-NAACL Advisory Board and NAACL
    to develop the budget and registration materials.

    Bids for Local Arrangements Chair can include suggestions for General
    Chair, which mustt be someone other than the Local Arrangements Chair
    but could be at the same institution. However, the HLT-NAACL Advisory
    Board will be responsible for selecting the General Chair.

    The General Chair will be responsible for overseeing operations of the
    conference, including working with the HLT-NAACL Advisory Board and
    the Local Arrangements Chair to develop the budget and registration
    materials; working with the Program and Local Arrangements Chairs to
    develop the schedule and program; working witth the HTL-NAACL Advisory
    Board to appoint supporting chairs to obtain outside funding,
    publicize the conference, and organize workshops, tutorials, student
    events, and demonstrations (none of these supporting nominations need
    to be included in the proposal); and coordinating the activities of
    the various chairs and their committees.

    The HLT-NAACL Advisory Board will be responsible for selecting the
    Program Committee Co-Chairs, who will oversee the processes of
    soliciting, receiving, and reviewingg submissions; selecting the papers
    to be presented at the conference; notifying authors of acceptance or
    rejection; and developing the conference program.

    Draft proposals are due on Wednesday, March 20, 2002. They will be
    evaluated by the HLT-NAACL Advisory Board during HLT-2002 March 24-27.
    Promising bidders will be contacted shortly afterwards and will be
    asked to provide further information due to the Advisory Board on
    Monday, April 22. The final bid will be chosen by the HLT-NAACL
    Advisory BBoard by Monday May 6, 2002.

    The 1st and 2nd meetings of NAACL were highly successful, with
    approximately 500 attendees at NAACL-01. By merging with the HLT
    conference, we hope to attract new attendees from areas such as the
    speech and information retrieval communities. The conference might,
    therefore, draw over 600 people, depending on the venue.

    The HLT/NAACL Advisory Board is a new group still being organized and
    we apologize for the tight time frame. We thank proposers in advance
    for theirr efforts.

    Draft proposals should include information on:

    * Location (accessibility; conference venue, e.g., hotel or
        university; accommodations, e.g., hotels, motels, student
        dorms). Note that bids must be for locations in North America.
    * Local CL Community
    * Proposed Dates
    * Meeting Space (space for plenary sessions, tutorials, workshops,
        posters, exhibits, demos and small meetings)
    * A/V Equipment
    * Food/Entertainment/Banquet/Receptions
    * Local Arrangements Team (chair/co-chair, commmittee, volunteer labor,
        registration handling)
    * General Chair (optional)
    * Sponsorships
    * Budget Estimates
    * Opportunities for Co-location with Other Meetings (if any)

    Proposals will be evaluated in relation to a number of site selection
    criteria (unordered):

    * Experience of local arrangement team.
    * Local CL community support.
    * Any local government and industry support
    * Accessibility and attractiveness of proposed site.
    * Appropriateness of proposed dates.
    * Adequacy of conference aand exhibit facilities for the anticipated
        number of registrants.
    * Adequacy of residence accommodations and food services in a range of
        price categories and close to the conference facilities.
    * Adequacy of budget projections and expected surplus.
    * Geographical balance with regard to the previous conferences in
        Pittsburgh and Seattle, USA, but still limited to North America.

    The HLT-NAACL Advisory Board seeks proposals for holding the meeting
    during the first half of 2003.The HLT-NAACL Advvisory Board will look
    especially favorably on proposals for the spring.

    Please send draft proposals electronically to Lynette Hirschman, the
    NAACL Executive Board member responsible for the Call for Bids:

    Lynette Hirschman
    MITRE MS K320
    202 Burlington Rd.
    Bedford, MA 01730
    781-271-7789; fax: 781-271-2780

    Important Dates:

    March 20, 2002 Draft proposals due
    March 27, 2002 HLT-NAACL Advisory Board evaluates proposals and contacts
    promising bidders
    April 22, 2002 Promiising bidders provide any requested information
    May 6, 2002 Bid selected

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