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Finland: FinTAL 2006 -- Final CFP and DEADLINE EXTENSION




Finland: FinTAL 2006 - Final CFP and Deadline extension 




                   ***** DEADLINE EXTENSION ***** 
               New submission deadline: April 3, 2006 

                        FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS 

FinTAL - 5th International Conference on Natural Language Processing 

                           Turku, Finland 

                          23-25 August 2006 

                     http://www.it.utu.fi/fintal 

The FinTAL conference will be held in Turku, Finland in August 23-25, 
2006. The conference is hosted jointly by the Turku Centre for 
Computer Science (TUCS) and the Department of Information Technology, 
University of Turku. FinTAL is the fifth in the series of the TAL 
conferences, following FracTAL (Besangon, France, 1997), VexTAL 
(Venice, Italy, 1999), PorTAL (Faro, Algarve, Portugal, 2002), and 
EsTAL (Alicante, Spain, 2004). The main purpose of the TAL conference 
series is to bring together scientists representing linguistics, 
computer science and related fields, sharing a common interest in the 
advancement of computational linguistics and natural language 
processing. 

SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE 

Papers are invited on recent, substantial, original and unpublished 
research on all aspects of computational linguistics and natural 
language processing theory, methods and applications, including, but 
not limited to: 

  * Pragmatics, Discourse, Semantics, Syntax, and the Lexicon 
  * Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology 
  * Speech Recognition 
  * Speech Synthesis 
  * Natural Language Generation 
  * Ontologies, Semantic Networks, and Lexical Resources 
  * Corpus Linguistics 
  * Linguistic, Mathematical, and Psychological Models of Language 
  * Anaphora Resolution 
  * Word Sense Disambiguation 
  * Corpus-based Language Modeling 
  * Machine Translation and Translation Aids 
  * Text and Speech Interfaces 
  * Dialogue systems 
  * Language Learning and Therapy 
  * Simulation and Visualization 
  * Knowledge Acquisition and Representation 
  * Information Extraction 
  * Information Retrieval 
  * Question Answering 
  * Text Summarization 
  * Text and Speech Classification 
  * Systems Evaluation 

PAPER SUBMISSION 

We welcome submissions both from academia and the industry on any 
topic that is of interest to the NLP community, particularly 
encouraging research emphasizing multidisciplinary aspects of NLP and 
the interplay between linguistics, computer science and application 
domains such as biomedicine, communication systems, public services, 
and educational technology. 

Submitted papers should describe original work, emphasizing completed 
or well advanced, rather than intended, research. The state of 
completion of the reported work must be clearly indicated. Where 
appropriate, results should be rigorously evaluated; the assessment 
of statistical significance for quantitative results is encouraged. 
Submissions should contain original material that has not been 
previously presented to the scientific community. A parallel 
submission to other publication fora as well as a significant overlap 
in contents with previously published work should be clearly 
indicated to the program committee. 

All submissions will be reviewed by at least three program committee 
members. The submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, 
technical quality, and presentation. Papers can be submitted in two 
categories: full papers and short papers, where full papers are 
appropriate for describing substantial research with well-evaluated 
results and short papers will typically describe ongoing research and 
preliminary results. All accepted papers in both categories will be 
published in the conference proceedings. At the conference, full 
papers will be presented as a talk and short papers will be presented 
as a poster. 

PROCEEDINGS 

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer Publishers 
as a volume in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series 
(LNAI), a subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 

  * Fred Karlsson (University of Helsinki, Finland) 
  * Igor Mel'cuk (University of Montreal, Canada) 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Chair: 
  * Tapio Salakoski, University of Turku, Finland 

Members: 
  * Olli Aaltonen, University of Turku, Finland 
  * Walid El Abed, Nestli Corp., Switzerland 
  * Jorge Baptista, University of Faro, Portugal 
  * Patricio Martmnez Barco, University of Alicante, Spain 
  * Florence Beaujard, Airbus Corp., France 
  * Krzysztof Bogacki, University of Warsaw, Poland 
  * Caroline Brun, Xerox Corp., France 
  * Sylviane Cardey, University of Franche-Comti, France 
  * Stiphane Chaudiron, Ministry of Education, Research and 
    Technology, France 
  * Nigel Collier, National Institute of Informatics, Japan 
  * Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium 
  * Rodolfo Delmonte, University of Venice, Italy 
  * Pasi Frdnti, University of Joensuu, Finland 
  * Peter Greenfield, University of Franche-Comti, France 
  * Jari Kangas, Nokia Research Center, Finland 
  * Kimmo Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki, Finland 
  * Kyoko Kuroda, Shimane College, Japan 
  * Hsiang-I Lin, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 
  * Nuno Mamede, University of Lisbon, Portugal 
  * Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas, USA 
  * Leonel Ruiz Miyares, University of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba 
  * Adeline Nazarenko, University Paris-Nord, France 
  * Elisabete Ranchhod, University of Lisbon, Portugal 
  * Karl-Michael Schneider, Textkernel BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
  * Rolf Schwitter, Macquarie University, Australia 
  * John Tait, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom 
  * Josi Luis Vicedo, University of Alicante, Spain 
  * Simo Vihjanen, Lingsoft Ltd., Finland 
  * Roman Yangarber, University of Helsinki, Finland 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE 

  * Filip Ginter, University of Turku, Finland 
  * Sampo Pyysalo, University of Turku, Finland 

IMPORTANT DATES 

  * Paper submission due: 3 April 2006 
  * Notification of acceptance: 12 May 2006 
  * Camera-ready paper due: 2 June 2006 
  * Conference: 23-25 August 2006 

LOCATION 

The conference will be held at the premises of the Turku Centre for 
Computer Science (TUCS). Turku, the oldest city in Finland, lies in 
the southwest corner of Finland, surrounded by the Turku archipelago 
comprising of thousands of islands and small rocky islets. Turku and 
its surroundings offer a wealth of sightseeing opportunities. You can 
admire the archipelago from a cruise ship, visit some of the museums 
and the historical castle, or have a dinner in one of the famous boat 
restaurants on the Aura river, the heart of the city. Nearby Turku 
are, for example, the historical towns of Naantali and Rauma, the 
latter being a part of the UNESCO world heritage.