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PROPOR 2010 : The 9th International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese

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Conference Series : Processing of the Portuguese Language
 
Link: http://www.inf.pucrs.br/~propor2010/
 
When Apr 28, 2010 - Apr 30, 2010
Where Porto Alegre, Brazil
Submission Deadline Sep 21, 2009
Notification Due Oct 31, 2009
Final Version Due Nov 16, 2009
Categories    NLP
 

Call For Papers

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============ FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS ==============



PROPOR'2010

The 9th International Conference
on the Computational Processing of Portuguese
http://www.inf.pucrs.br/~propor2010/

Porto Alegre, Brazil
April 28-30, 2010

hosted by PUCRS-Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul




The International Conference on Computational Processing of Portuguese
(PROPOR) is the main event in the area of Natural Language Processing
that is focused on Portuguese and the issues related to this language.
It has been hosted in Brazil and in Portugal: Lisbon/PT (1993),
Curitiba/BR (1996), Porto Alegre/BR (1998), Évora/PT (1999),
Atibaia/BR (2000), Faro/PT (2003), Itatiaia/BR (2006) and
Aveiro/PT (2008).


Topics of interest:

Any topic of language and speech processing of Portuguese, including
any applied task (e.g. word sense disambiguation, dialect
identification, etc.), basic issue (e.g. parsing, evaluation, etc.),
subdomain (e.g. phonology, dialogue, etc.), application (e.g. speech
recognition, question answering, etc.), type of resource (e.g.
corpora, ontologies, etc.), linguistic phenomenon (e.g. prosody,
anaphora, etc.), or in any area benefiting from language and speech
processing of Portuguese (e.g. information retrieval, subtitling,
e-learning, research in the humanities, etc.), under any
methodological perspective (e.g. machine learning, symbolic, etc.),
from the industry or from any contributing academic discipline,
including but not limited to Computation, AI, Engineering, Linguistics
or Cognitive Science.


Important dates:

September 21, 2009 Deadline for full paper submission
October 31, 2009 Notification of acceptance
November 16, 2009 Camera-ready papers due


Submission:

Authors are invited to submit two kinds of papers:

- full papers: reporting substantial, original and completed work,
especially those that may contribute in a significant way to the
advancement of the area - wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation
results should be included.

- short papers: preference will be given to reports on ongoing work,
position papers and potential ideas to be discussed.

Authors will be able to express their preference for full/short papers
but the final decision is on the program chairs. Short papers may be
selected for oral or poster presentation and should be up to 4 pages
in length. Full papers will be presented in an oral session and should
be up to 10 pages in length.

For the sake of accommodating the widest range of contributors, full
paper acceptance is restricted to two papers per author.

Submissions will be evaluated by at least three reviewers. In order to
ensure blind review, the author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not
appear in the body of the submission and self-reference should be in
the third person. Submissions are written in English.

As in previous PROPOR editions, publication of full papers in an LNAI
volume is planned. Selected short papers will be taken under
consideration for LNAI publication.


Conference Committee:

General Chair:
Vera Lúcia Strube de Lima (PUCRS, Brazil)

Programme Chairs:
Aldebaro Klautau (UFPará, Brazil) (Speech)
António Branco (ULisboa, Portugal) (Language)

Local Organizing Chair:
Renata Vieira (PUCRS, Brazil)

Tutorial Chair:
Maria das Graças Volpe Nunes (ICMC-USP, Brazil)

Demo Session Chair:
António Teixeira (UAveiro, Portugal)

Editorial Chair:
Thiago Salgueiro Pardo (ICMC-USP, Brazil)

PhD and MSc Dissertation Contest Chair:
David Martins de Mattos (INESC, Portugal)


Preliminary Programme Committee:
Alexandre Agustini Pontifícia Univ Católica do Rio Grande do
Sul, Brazil
Aline Villavicencio Univ Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Amália Mendes Univ de Lisboa, Portugal
Andre Adami Univ de Caxias do Sul, Brazil
António Ribeiro European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy
António Serralheiro L2F INESC-ID / IST, Portugal
Antonio Bonafonte Univ Politècnia de Catalunya, Spain
Augusto Silva Univ Católica de Braga, Portugal
Bento Dias da Silva Univ de São Paulo, Brazil
Berthold Crysmann Univ Boon, Germany
Carlos Prolo Pontifícia Univ Católica do Rio Grande do Sul,
Brazil
Caroline Hagège Xerox Research Centre, France
Celso Kaestner Univ Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Daniela Braga Microsoft Language Development Center, Portugal
David Martins de Matos L2F INESC-ID / IST, Portugal
Diamantino Freitas Univ do Porto, Portugal
Edmilson Morais Vocalize - Speech and Language Tecnology
Solutions, Brazil
Eric Laporte Univ Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France
Fábio Violaro Univ Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Fernando Resende Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Florence Amardeilh Mondeca, France
Gabriel Lopes Univ Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Gael Harry Dias Univ da Beira Interior, Portugal
Horacio Saggion Univ of Sheffield, UK
Irene Rodrigues Univ de Évora, Portugal
Isabel Trancoso L2F INESC-ID / IST, Portugal
Ivandré Paraboni Univ de São Paulo, Brazil
Ivandro Sanches Genius Instituto de Tecnologia, Brazil
Jean-Luc Minel Univ Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France
João Balsa Univ de Lisboa, Portugal
João Paulo Neto L2F INESC-ID / IST, Portugal
Julia Hirschberg Columbia Univ, USA
Lúcia Rino Univ Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
Luís Caldas Oliveira L2F INESC-ID / IST, Portugal
Luiz Pizzato Univ of Sydney, Australia
Marcelo Finger Univ de São Paulo, Brazil
Marco Gonzalez Pontifícia Univ Católica do Rio Grande do Sul,
Brazil
Maria das Graças Volpe Nunes Univ de São Paulo, Brazil
Maria Francisca Xavier Univ Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Maximiliano Saiz Noeda Univ de Alicante, Spain
Miguel Filgueiras Univ do Porto, Portugal
Nuno Mamede L2F INESC-ID / IST, Portugal
Nuno Cavalheiro Marques Univ Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Pablo Gamallo Univ de Compostela, Spain
Paulo Quaresma Univ de Évora, Portugal
Plínio Barbosa Univ de Campinas, Brazil
Ranniery Maia National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Renata Vieira Pontifícia Univ Católica do Rio Grande do Sul,
Brazil
Sandra Aluisio Univ de São Paulo, Brazil
Stanley Loh Univ Católica de Pelotas, Brazil
Steven Bird Univ of Melbourne, Australia
Thiago Pardo Univ de São Paulo, Brazil
Tracy King Microsoft, USA
Viviane Orengo Univ Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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