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    Please redistribute the following Final Call for Workshop Proposal for
    COLING 2002. Apologies for multiple posts. [2002/01/09]
    * Important Reminder: Workshop Proposals Due: 2002/01/15
                                 COLING 2002
                        Final Call for Workshop Proposals
                       August 31 -- September 1, 2002

    The COLING Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops
    to be held at COLING2002.

    COLING2002 will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, August 24th - September 1st, 2002
    with workshops being held August 31st and September 1st, 2002.

    COLING workshops provide organizers and participants with an opportunity
    to focus intensively on a specific topic within computational linguistics.
    Often, workshops concentrate on specific topics of technical interest
    (e.g., shallow parsing), particular areas of application for language
    processing technologies (e.g., NLP applied to multilingual cross-language
    retrieval), or community-wide issues that deserve attention (e.g.,
    standardization of resources and tools). We welcome proposals on any topic
    that is of interest to the Computational Linguistics community, but we
    particularly encourage proposals that broaden the scope of our community
    through the consideration of new techniques or applications, in particular
    with respect to multimodal communication, the semantic web,
    speech technology, information retrieval, text and data mining,
    biological information extraction, computational psycholinguistics,

    Proposals Submission Details

    Workshop proposals should provide sufficient information to evaluate
    the quality and importance of the topic, and the size of the interested
    community. Proposals should be 2-4 pages and contain the following

    - a title and brief description of the workshop topic;

    - a budget proposal;

    - the target audience and projected number of participants along with
      support for the projected count. Supporting evidence could include a list
      of potential submitters, a list of conferences that contained papers
      on the proposed topic, the number of new companies focused on this topic,
      or recent funding initiatives that address this topic;

    - the intended length (at least half a day, up to two days);

    - resource needs such as room size and number of days. Include any special
      requirements for technical support (computer infrastructure, etc.);

    - the name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and webpage of each
      chair. In addition, indicate the chairs' background in the workshop area.

    Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text,
    as soon as possible but no later than JANUARY 15th , 2002.
    The subject line should be: "COLING2002 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL".
    Please send the workshop proposals to Prof. Antonio Zampolli:

    Prof. Antonio Zampolli
    Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale
    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
    Area della Ricerca di Pisa - Localita San Cataldo
    Via Moruzzi, 1 - 56124 Pisa


    Workshop Proposals due: January 15th, 2002

    Notification of acceptance of Proposals: February 15th, 2002

    Workshops Date: August 31st -September 1st, 2002

    General Guidelines for Workshop Organiztion
            - prepared by the COLING-2002 Organizing Committee

    The COLING-2002 general guidelines on publication, financing, and
    sponsorship for workshops are listed as follows.

    0. Please first submit a proposal to Prof. Antonio Zampolli
       (, the Coling-2002 Workshop Chair.
       The deadline for Workshop Proposals is 15 January, 2002.

       The information on the expected number of participants is required
       in your proposal. The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee will need
       such information to estimate the number of copies of the workshop
       proceedings as well as various other estimates.

       (For general COLING-2002 information, please visit the URL at:

    1. The registration fee will be the same for all the individual workshops.
       The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee are responsible for collecting
       and managing the registration fee.

    2. The on-line registration (and pre-registration) of the workshops will
       be integrated into the registration process of Coling-2002.

    3. The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee will provide the on-site
       registration service, and maintain the information desk (including
       responsible personnel) during the workshop. The information desk will
       be a centralized one, which is shared by all the workshops.

    4. The workshop organizer is responsible for compiling and typesetting
       the proceedings content (including preface, table of content, papers,
       numbering, index, etc.) and then converting it into a format conforming
       to the pre-specified standard (e.g., PDF, Postscript, etc.)
       set forth by the printing group of the Oraganizing Committee.

       The paper style and format should be the same as the main conference.

    5. The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee are responsible for printing
       the workshop proceedings and producing the conference CD-ROM;
       all the proceedings of the main conference, tutorials and workshops
       will be put into the same CD-ROM.

    6. The files for the workshop proceedings, prepared by the workshop
       organizer, must be sent to the printing group of the local organizing
       committee before the pre-specified date. This is necessary to ensure
       that the workshop proceedings be included in the CD-ROM and be
       distributed on-site. The content will not be included in the CD-ROM and
       the Oraganizing Committee are not responsible for the later mail delivery
       cost, if the workshop organizer fails to deliver the files in time.

    7. The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee will decide the number of copies
       of the proceedings to be printed, and are fully in charge
       of those extra copies. However, the workshop organizer will own the
       copyright and the right to re-print the proceedings.

    8. The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee will provide the conference room
       and general equipments (like LCD projectors, overhead projectors,
       and microphones, etc.) without extra charge. Special requirements,
       however, should be specified in the workshop proposal in advance, if any.

    9. Two refreshment services will be provided freely per day (one in the
       morning break, and the other in the afternoon break). Since the
       refreshment services might be shared by several concurrent workshops,
       each workshop organizer will be requested to synchronize with the
       pre-specified break schedule, if it is the case.

    10. Self-paid lunch boxes and/or cafeteria tickets will be avaible during
        the workshops. The expense is separated from the registration fee.
        Workshop organizers must make other meal arrangments (if any).

    11. Any extra expense not mentioned above (e.g., reimbursement for invited
        speakers, banquet for the steering committee members, etc.) will be
        the workshop organizer's responsibility.

    12. If you have any question about the logistic support, please contact
        Dr. Keh-Yih Su (Email: "").

    Revenue-Sharing Incentive for COLING-2002 Workshops

    To encourage workshops with high academic standard and research
    innovation as well as to help workshop organizers defray some of the costs
    for organizing such a workshop, the COLING-2002 organizing committee proposes
    the following revenue-sharing incentive.

    For any workshop with a paid-registration of over 60 participants, part of
    the registration fee will be re-imbursed to the organizer. The formula for
    calculating the reimbursement amount follows:

        $10 x (N-60),

    where N is the number of paid registrants (regardless of the category
    of the registration fees).

    The reimbursement is executed in one of the following ways:

        1. As reimbursement to the direct expenses of the workshop
           (original copies of receipts of the expenses will be required):
           fully reimbursable up to the amount determined by the above formula.

        2. Exchange for free registration (as student fellowship, speaker
           privilege, or subsidy to scholars from countries with financial
           difficulties): fully exchangeable up to the amount determined by the
           above formula.

        3. As direct payment to the individual or SIG organizer (in exchange for
           the service of organizing the workshop): fully payable, but subject to
           a 20% flat tax rate for income payment to foreigners in Taiwan.

    Additional Conference Information

    Please e-mail any inquiries on COLING2002 Conference to:


    For additional information, see the web site for the conference:

                                 COLING 2002
            19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
                        August 24 -- September 1, 2002
                   Howard International House, Taipei, Taiwan
       Organized by:
             Academia Sinica, ACLCLP and National Tsing Hua University
       Under the Auspices of:
             The International Committee on Computational Linguistics

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