20.598 events: Doctoral Consortium (EUROLAN); Learning and Research In Second Life

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 07:09:11 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 598.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Carlos Areces <areces_at_loria.fr> (79)
         Subject: Doctoral Consortium at the 8th EUROLAN Summer School

   [2] From: Jeremy Hunsinger <jhuns_at_vt.edu> (51)
         Subject: CFP: Learning and Research In Second Life
                 Preconference Workshop

         Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 07:02:43 +0100
         From: Carlos Areces <areces_at_loria.fr>
         Subject: Doctoral Consortium at the 8th EUROLAN Summer School

Doctoral Consortium at the 8th EUROLAN Summer School
* Second Call for Participation *


July 30 - August 2, 2007, Iasi, Romania

Doctoral Consortium - Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: May 14, 2007

1. General Information

The Doctoral Consortium at EUROLAN-2007 will provide an opportunity
for graduate students (PhD and MSc heading towards PhD studies)
investigating topics in Computational Linguistics and Natural
Language Processing to present their current work and receive
constructive feedback and guidance on future research, both from the
general audience and the invited lecturers at the Summer School.

The Doctoral Consortium will be held as a workshop during 3 or 4
consecutive evenings (1.5 hour slots) in the second week of the
EUROLAN 2007 Summer School, July 30 - August 2, 2007. The final
version of the accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings
of the EUROLAN 2007 Doctoral Consortium, at the University Al. I Cuza
Publishing House. During the Summer School the students will present
their work, will receive constructive comments wrt. to current and
future research directions from a panel of established researchers,
and will benefit from the collaborative climate established among all
participants, thus enhancing future joint work among them. Students
will also prepare a poster which will be on display throughout the
Summer School.

We invite all interested graduate students to submit their work to
the Consortium. As the main goal of the Consortium is for the authors
to receive feedback, the emphasis is on work in progress.

The research being presented can be from any topic area within
Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing, including
but not limited to:

      * phonetics, phonology, and morphology;
      * pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, and the lexicon;
      * text understanding and generation;
      * computational semantics;
      * ontology enriched NLP applications;
      * multilingual NLP;
      * mutilingual question answering;
      * machine translation;
      * corpus-based language processing;
      * electronic dictionaries;
      * written and spoken natural language interfaces;
      * knowledge acquisition;
      * terminology;
      * text summarisation;
      * text classification;
      * computer-aided language learning;
      * human computer interaction;
      * language resources;
      * evaluation, assessment and standards in language engineering;
      * theoretical and application-oriented papers related to
NLP of every kind.

Well-known researchers from these areas will be invited lecturers of
the school and therefore available for interesting discussions.

2. Submission Requirements

The submissions should describe original work, still in progress. The
submissions may have more than one author; however, all of them MUST
be students (PhD and MSc heading towards PhD).

The paper should include:

      * the problem(s) that the proposed research is addressing;
      * the main contribution(s) of the research to the CL & NLP field;
      * the proposed solution(s), including a brief
description of the methodology adopted;
      * the future research plan.

3. Submission Procedure

Submission must be electronic. The only format acceptable is PDF
(.pdf). Submissions should not exceed 8 pages, including references
and annexes and should follow the two-column format of ACL
proceedings. The papers will be uploaded on a special page, announced
on the web page of the Doctoral Consortium, where more submission
guidelines are available.


Carlos Areces phone : +33 (0)3 54 95 84 90
INRIA Researcher fax : +33 (0)3 83 41 30 79
                                e-mail: carlos.areces_at_loria.fr
INRIA Lorraine. www : http://www.loria.fr/~areces
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         Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 07:03:20 +0100
         From: Jeremy Hunsinger <jhuns_at_vt.edu>
         Subject: CFP: Learning and Research In Second Life
Preconference Workshop

Call for Papers/Participation

Please join us in a workshop on learning and research in Second Life
(R) on October 17, 2007 in Vancouver at Internet Research 8.0 (http://

Paper Deadline August 15th.

Second Life(R) is a 3d virtual environment created by Linden Lab
which has captured the attentions of researchers and teachers from
around the world from a variety of disciplines.

This workshop aims to improve the understanding of Second Life as a
Learning and Research environment. It will bring 35 researchers
together to collaborate, discuss and workshop diverse topics related
to research and learning in Second Life. We will pursue a full-day
schedule in which participants will discuss their work and interests
on four different topics: learning in Second Life, integrated
learning, the contributions of research to the community and ethical
research methods. How can we better enable learning in this sphere?
How can we better enable research?

As a highlight, Robin Linden will give a talk to the group, and
members of Linden Lab will likely participate throughout the day.

We encourage researchers to submit papers and short biography to
slworkshop_at_tmttlt.com which will be selected and distributed amongst
participants before the workshop. First invitations will be offered
to those who provide full papers for consideration.

These papers have two purposes: first is to provide a common platform
for understanding our research and teaching and second submitted
papers may be considered for publication in an edited volume being
produced in relation to the workshop, or possibly in peer reviewed
publication derived from the workshop (these are currently under

Subsequent invitation will be made based upon research/teaching
statement and biography. If you are interested in participating,
please send an email containing your information to

Decisions will be made by September 1st, barring incident. There is
a limit of 35 participants at the physical meeting; the event will be
simulcast into Second Life.

We welcome professionals, faculty and graduate students to participate.

This workshop is sponsored by Linden Lab creators of Second Life and
is organized by Jeremy Hunsinger and Aleks Krotoski. Free lunch,
coffee breaks and the room is included in participation.

jeremy hunsinger
Information Ethics Fellow, Center for Information Policy Research,
School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


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