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Subject: First CFP: 6th International Natural Language Generation Conference [2010 Ireland]
From: John Kelleher <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Fri, 9 Oct 2009 18:18:30 +0100
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**** Apologies for cross-postings ****

6th International Natural Language Generation Conference

First Call for Papers:

    * Invited Speakers
    * Topics
    * Submissions
    * Important Dates
    * Generation Challenges 2010
    * Program Committee
    * Organising Committee

Invited Speakers - TBA

Topics
INLG invites substantial, original, and unpublished submissions on all
topics related to natural language generation. Active topics of interest
include:

    * Affect/emotion generation
    * Architecture of generators
    * Content planning
    * Discourse models
    * Embodied generation
    * Evaluation of NLG systems
    * Generation and summarization
    * Lexicalization
    * Multilingual NLG
    * Multimedia or multimodal generation
    * NLG for real-world applications
    * NLG in linguistically motivated frameworks
    * Planning and NLG
    * Referring expression generation
    * Statistical processing for NLG
    * Surface realization
    * Use of ontologies in NLG

INLG will be held Trim Castle in Ireland (about 1 hour drive from
Dublin) from the 7th to the 9th of July 2010 (immediately prior to
ACL2010). In addition to the INLG conference, there will be a special
session for the Generation Challenges 2010 (see below for further details).

Submission Information
Requirements: A paper accepted for presentation at INLG 2010 must not
have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available
proceedings. Submission to other conferences should be clearly indicated
on the paper.

Category of Papers: The conference will be organized as a 2.5 day
workshop, including sessions to present long papers, a special session
for discussing the Generation Challenges and a poster session for short
papers and Challenge results.

Authors must designate one of these categories at submission time:
+ Long papers are most appropriate for presenting substantial research
results and must not exceed eight (8) pages, including references;
+ Short papers are more appropriate for presenting an ongoing research
effort and must not exceed four (4) pages, including references (these
will be presented as posters during the poster session).

Paper Submission: Submissions should be uploaded to the EasyChair Web
site for the conference. The only accepted format for submitted papers
is Adobe PDF. Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL
proceedings. Use of the ACL style files is strongly recommended.

Reviewing will be blind, so you should avoid identifying the authors
within the paper.

Note that in extreme cases, an author unable to comply with the above
submission procedure should contact the program chair's sufficiently in
advance of the submission deadline so alternative arrangements can be made.

Important Dates
   * Submission of papers and posters: Mar 14, 2010
   * Notification of acceptance: May 2, 2010
   * Submission of camera-ready copy: May 23, 2010
   * INLG 2010 at Trim Castle, Ireland: July 7-9, 2010


Generation Challenges
The following tasks will run as part of GenChal'10:

1. The GIVE-2 Challenge (Koller et al.): Generation of natural-language
instructions to aid human task-solving in a virtual environment; GIVE-2
will have virtual worlds that permit continuous moves (rather than
discrete steps as in GIVE-1). Call for Participation has been posted.

2. Post-processing referring expressions in extractive summaries (Belz
et al.): based on GREC-NEG and DUC data. Call for Participation in
preparation. In addition, several more tasks are in preparation and will
be presented for discussion at the GenChal'10 session at INLG'10 (with a
view to running them as tasks in 2011)

Full details on the challenges can be found on the Generation Challenges
2010 Web site. A separate call for participation will be issued by the
challenge organizers, Anja Belz, Albert Gatt, Alexander Koller and Eric
Kow ([log in to unmask]).


Programme Committee (not complete)
    *John Bateman, University of Bremen, Germany
    *Anja Belz, University of Brighton, UK
    *Bernd Bohnet, University Stuttgart, Germany
    *Christian Chiarcos, Universitaet Potsdam, Germany
    *Norman Creaney, University of Ulster, UK
    *Robert Dale, Macquarie University, Australia
    *Kees van Deemter, University of Aberdeen, UK
    *David DeVault, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, US
    *Roger Evans, University of Brighton, UK
    *Claire Gardent, CNRS/LORIA, France
    *Albert Gatt, University of Aberdeen, UK
    *Josef van Genabith, Dublin City University, Ireland
    *Markus Guhe, University of Edinburgh, UK
    *Svetlana Hensman, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
    *Alexander Koller, Universitaet des Saarlandes, Germany
    *Alistair Knott, University of Otago, New Zealand
    *Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
    *Oliver Lemon, University of Edinburgh, UK
    *Keith Vander Linden, Calvin College, US
    *David McDonald, BBN Technologies, US
    *Chris Mellish, University of Aberdeen, UK
    *Johanna Moore, University of Edinburgh, UK
    *Paul Piwek, the Open University, UK
    *Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen, UK
    *Matthew Stone, Rutgers, US
    *Kristina Striegnitz, Union College, US
    *Michael Strube, EML Research, Germany
    *Takenobu Tokunaga, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    *Sebastian Varges, DISI Trento, Italy
    *Michael White, Ohio State University, US
    *Sandra Williams, the Open University, UK
    * ...

Organising Committee
* Ielka van der Sluis, Trinity College Dublin
* John Kelleher, Dublin Institute of Technology
* Brian Mac Namee, Dublin Institute of Technology


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