Taking place on 1st June, after the main conference (29-30-31 MAY 2002), this post-conference workshop should add value to the issues addressed during the conference. It should bring together people who are actively involved in Arabic Written language and/or speech processing in a mono- or multilingual context, and give them an opportunity to report on completed and ongoing work as well as on the availability of LR, evaluation protocols and campaigns, products and core technologies. This should enable the participants to develop a common view on where we stand with respect to Arabic language processing.
We expect to identify problems of common interest, and possible mechanisms to move towards solutions, such as sharing of resources, tools, standards, sharing and dissemination of information and expertise, adoption of current best practices, setting up joint projects and technology transfer mechanisms, etc.
By bringing together players in the Arabic NLP field, we target the definition of a first broadly supported Roadmap for Arabic Language Resources, i.e. a broadly supported view on the longer, medium and shorter term needs and priorities. This would help the community to identify new opportunities and possible synergies.
The submissions should address some of the LREC issues that are specific and of paramount importance to the Arabic resources and evaluation; some of these issues are:
It will be a full-day workshop. The workshop is not intended to be a mini-conference, but as a real workshop aiming at concrete results that should clarify the situation of Arabic with respect to Language Resources and Evaluation. Sessions will include introductory speeches, invited talks, a small number of refereed presentations, a panel session, etc.
Submissions must be in English, Abstracts for workshop contributions should not exceed two A4 pages (excluding references). An additional title page should state: the title; author(s); affiliation(s); and contact author's e-mail address, as well as postal address, telephone and fax numbers.
Submission is to be sent by email, preferably in Postscript or PDF format, to: firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrive by 11th February 2002.
Abstracts will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee.
Formatting instructions for the final full version of papers will be sent to authors after notification of acceptance.
|Submission deadline (receipt of abstracts)||11th February 2002|
|Notification of acceptance||28th February 2002|
|Camera-ready final version for workshop proceedings due||12th April 2002|
|Workshop date||1st June 2002|
If you need a visa to travel to Spain for the workshop and/or for the conference, please send an email to email@example.com
|Khalid Choukri||ELRA/ELDA||Paris (France)|
|Joseph Dichy||Lyon -2 university||Lyon (France)|
|Steven Krauwer||ELSNET and Utrecht University||Utrecht (The Netherlands)|
|Mustafa Yassen||Amman University||Amman (Jordan)|
|Abdelhadi Soudi||ENIM (Morocco)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Abdelhak Mouradi||ENSIAS (Morocco)||email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Abdelkader Fassi-Fehri||IRA (Morocco)||email@example.com|
|Achraf Chalabi||Sakhr (Egypt)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|André Jaccarini||Université d'Aix (France)||email@example.com|
|Bassam Haddad||Amman University (Jordan)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chafic Mokbel||University of Balamand (Lebanon)||email@example.com|
|Everhard Ditters||University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fathi Debili||CELLMA - ENS LSH Lyon (France)||Fathi.Debili@ehess.fr|
|Jean Senellart||SYSTRAN (France)||email@example.com|
|John Makhoul||BBN Technologies, GTE Corp (USA)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Malek Boualem||FTRD/DMI/LAN (France)||email@example.com|
|Mohamed Hassoun||ENSIB, Lyon (France)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mohamed Maamouri||LDC; Pen University (USA)||-|
|Mohsen Rashwan||RDI (Egypt)||email@example.com|
|Ossama Emam||IBM (Egypt)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Salem Ghazali||IRSIT (Tunisia)||Salem.email@example.com|
|Salim Roukos||IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (USA)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Violetta Cavalli-Sforza||San Francisco State University (USA)||email@example.com|