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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Singapore: ACL/IJCNLP 2009 -- Call for Participation

Normal registration ends 19 July, 2009!  Hurry, and book your registration

[NEW] Invited talks now listed: Qiang Yang and Bonnie Webber

 ==  == ACL-IJCNLP 2009 First Call for Participation ==  ==

                   Joint Conference of
      the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for
                Computational Linguistics
    the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural
                   Language Processing
         the Asian Federation of Natural Language

                     2 - 7 August, 2009

For the first time, the flagship conferences of the
Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL) and Asian
Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP) -- the ACL
and IJCNLP -- are jointly organized as a single event. The
ACL-IJCNLP 2009 will cover a broad spectrum of technical
areas related to natural language and computation.
ACL-IJCNLP 2009 will include a rich array of the state of
the art: 120 full and 95 short paper presentations, 11
demonstrations, 6 tutorials, and 12 workshops.  We welcome
you to participate in the conference to discuss the latest
research findings. The 2009 Conference on Empirical Methods
in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) will also be
co-located with ACL-IJCNLP 2009 right here in Singapore,
which will also feature over 160 papers.

Singapore, the culturally and technologically vibrant Garden
City of Asia, is the stage set for the landmark joint
conference.  The conference will take place at Suntec
Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre,
which is only 20 minutes from Changi International
Airport. Suntec Singapore offers direct access to 5,200
hotel rooms, 1,000 shops, 300 restaurants and a world-class
performing arts centre.

        *** *** *** INVITED TALKS [NEW!] *** *** ***

 Heterogeneous Transfer Learning with Real-world Applications
 Qiang Yang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 Discourse - Early problems, current successes, future challenges
 Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh, UK

           *** *** *** REGISTRATION *** *** ***

 ACL-IJCNLP 2009 registration is now open at the following
 web page: http://www.aclweb.org/membership/acl2009reg.php

 Early registration through 30 June, 2009 (11:59pm EDT)
 Late registration through 19 July, 2009 (11:59pm
 EDT). Online registration will not be available after 19
 July, 2009. Please then register on-site.

 Please note that the registration fees for workshops,
 tutorials as well as the main conference will be different
 after 30 June during the normal registration period.  Late
 / Onsite registration rates will be raised again after
 19 July.

 While you're at the registration pages, you are encouraged
 to visit:

Conference Blog: We have a conference blog that will keep
 you up-to-date with the latest news with the conference!
 Please visit: http://www.colips.org/blog/acl-ijcnlp-2009/

Travel Information and Accommodations: It's not too early to
 plan your trip!  See:
 http://www.acl-ijcnlp-2009.org/main/travelinfo.html You
 should also book your accommodations early.  Check out the
 accommodation information here:

 *** *** *** CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE *** *** ***

Tutorials:                          2 August

Main Conference:                    3-5 August, 2009

(Full accepted paper list at:
Full paper acceptance rate 21% (120 out of 570))

(Short accepted paper list at:
Short paper acceptance rate 26% (95 out of 372))

Workshops & EMNLP conference:       6-7 August

(Details on the Empirical Methods on Natural Language
Processing conference, EMNLP at:
http://conferences.inf.ed.ac.uk/emnlp09/ )

            *** *** *** WORKSHOPS *** *** ***


WS1: Applied Textual Inference (TextInfer) (6 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Chris Callison-Burch, Ido Dagan, Christopher
       Manning, Marco Pennacchiotti, Fabio Massimo Zanzotto

WS2: Grammar Engineering across Frameworks (6 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Tracy Holloway King, Marianne Santaholma

WS3: KRAQ'09: Knowledge and Reasoning for Answering
    Questions (6 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Marie-Francine Moens, Patrick Saint-Dizier

WS4: Language Generation and Summarisation (6 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Anja Belz, Roger Evans, Sebastian Varges

WS5: Multiword Expressions: Identification, Interpretation,
    Disambiguation and Applications (6 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Dimitra Anastasiou, Chikara Hashimoto, Preslav
       Nakov, Su Nam Kim

WS6: The Third Linguistic Annotation Workshop (The LAW III)
    (6-7 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Nancy Ide, Adam Meyers, Manfred Stede, Chu-Ren Huang

WS7: 2nd Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora:
    from parallel to non-parallel corpora (6 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Pascale Fung, Pierre Zweigenbaum, Reinhard Rapp

WS8: TextGraphs-4: Graph-based Methods for Natural Language
    Processing (7 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Monojit Choudhury, Samer Hassan, Animesh Mukherjee,
       Smaranda Muresan

WS9: The People's Web meets NLP: Collaboratively Constructed
    Semantic Resources (7 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Iryna Gurevych, Torsten Zesch

WS10: The 7th Workshop on Asian Language Resources (6-7 Aug
Chairs: Hammam Riza, Virach Sornlertlamvanich

WS11: Named Entities Workshop - Shared Task on
     Transliteration (NEWS on Transliteration) (7 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Haizhou Li, A Kumaran

WS12: Workshop on text and citation analysis for scholarly
     digital libraries (NLPIR4DL) (7 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Simone Teufel, Min-Yen Kan

            *** *** *** TUTORIALS *** *** ***

Detailed tutorial abstracts at:

T1: Fundamentals of Chinese Language Processing
Date/Time: Morning - 8:30am - 12:00 noon, 2 Aug 2009
Presenters/organisers: Chu-Ren Huang and Prof. Qin LU (both
                      from The Hong Kong Polytechnic

T2: Topics in Statistical Machine Translation
Date/Time: Morning - 8:30am - 12:00 noon, 2 Aug 2009
Presenters/organisers: Kevin Knight (USC/Information
                      Sciences Institute) Philipp Koehn
                      (University of Edinburgh)

T3: Semantic Role Labeling: Past, Present and Future
Date/Time: Morning - 8:30am - 12:00 noon, 2 Aug 2009
Presenter/organiser: Lluis Marquez (Universitat Politecnica
                    de Catalunya)

T4: Computational Modeling of Human Language Acquisition
Date/Time: Afternoon - 2:00 - 5:00pm, 2 Aug 2009
Presenter/organiser: Afra Alishahi (Saarland University)

T5: Learning to Rank and Applications
Date/Time: Afternoon - 2:00 - 5:00pm, 2 Aug 2009
Presenter/organiser: Hang Li (Microsoft Research Asia)

T6: State-of-the-art NLP Approaches to Coreference
   Resolution: Theory and Practical Recipes
Date/Time: Afternoon - 2:00 - 5:00pm, 2 Aug 2009
Presenter/organisers: Simone Paolo Ponzetto (University of
                     Heidelberg) and Massimo Poesio
                     (Universita' di Trento)

                      *** *** *** *** *** ***

We look forward to seeing you in Singapore!

 General Conference Chair - Su, Keh-Yih
   (Behavior Design Corp., Taiwan; kysu[at]bdc.com.tw)

 Program Co-Chair - Su, Jian
   (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore;

 Program Co-Chair - Wiebe, Janyce
   (University of Pittsburgh, USA;

 Local Organizing Chair - Li, Haizhou
   (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore;