[Corpora-List] NLDB 2008: CfP (fwd)

Eric Atwell eric at comp.leeds.ac.uk
Mon Feb 4 14:33:46 CET 2008

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NLDB 2008


13th International Conference on Applications of

Natural Language to Information Systems

LONDON, UK, 25-27 June 2008, University of Westminster

Confirmed Keynotes:


Yannis Ioannidis @http://cgi.di.uoa.gr/~yannis

Ricardo Baeza-Yates @http://www.dcc.uchile.cl/~rbaeza/

Edward Gibson @http://web.mit.edu/bcs/people/gibson.shtml

Important Dates:


Paper Submission Deadline: 11th of February 2008, 11pm (GMT)

Notification of Acceptance: 31st of March 2008

Camera-ready Papers: 15st of April 2008



Best papers to be published in a special issue of the

Data & Knowledge Engineering (DKE) Journal

Elsevier Publisher

ISI Impact Factor: 1.367 (2006)



LNCS - Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Verlag, http://www.springer.com/lncs

Aims & Objectives


Despite all technological achievements of computing and widespread

use of computers in carrying out scientific, business and personal

tasks, computing is still considered as essentially syntactic manipulation

of opaque coded objects. Wherever end-users appear, which is everywhere,

they need a familiar communication vehicle for information and natural

language is what they use. Meeting 21st century's information and

communication needs in ever increasing networked user communities,

natural language and the world of words have always posed serious

challenges such as computing models, human-computer interaction,

Turing Machine based intelligence. These challenges also inspired

the writing of exciting stories in the literature, e.g., The Cambridge

Quintet by John Casti.

Natural language plays a key role in many areas such as

* Web and Web based Information Systems

* Information Retrieval in Cross-Lingual or Mono-Lingual settings

* Digital Libraries

* Documentation in Software Engineering

* Document and Content Management Systems

* Human-Machine Interaction

* Machine Translation

* Knowledge Management and Electronic Encyclopedias

Since 1995, the NLDB conference, with high impact factor, has aimed

at bringing together researchers, industrials and potential users

interested in various applications of Natural Language in the Web and

database driven information systems area. It has contributed to many

areas such as

* improving the development process from the viewpoint of developers

(e.g., the process of requirements engineering, conceptual

modeling, validation, etc.)

* the usability of applications (e.g., natural language query

interfaces, retrieval, semantic web, etc.)

* knowledge extraction and dissemination (e.g., text mining,

knowledge discovery, etc.)

To highlight these inspiring connections, NLDB 2008 will take

place from June 25 to June 27 in the world city of London (UK).

It will provide the stage for fruitful and challenging discussions.

The invited keynotes will provide insightful aspects of natural language

information management and processing ranging from the data management

perspective to information retrieval and computational linguistics.

Indicative Topics of Interest


* Semantic Web and Information Retrieval

* Text and Web Mining

* Taxonomies and Ontology Extraction from Text

* Document Classification and Indexing

* Natural Language in Conceptual Modelling

* Natural Language in Software Engineering

* Natural Language Based Interfaces for Database

* Querying and Retrieval

* Natural Language Based Integration of Systems

* Large Scale On-line Linguistic Resources

* Electronic Dictionaries

* Digital Libraries

* Applications of Computational Linguistics in Information Systems

* Management of Textual Databases

* Natural Language for Data Warehouses and Data Mining

Conference Chairs


Epaminondas Kapetanios, University of Westminster, London, UK

Elisabeth Métais, CNAM, Paris, France

Reind van de Riet, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Programme Co-Chairs:


Vijayan Sugumaran, Oakland University, USA

Myra Spiliopoulou, University of Magdeburg, Germany

Publicity Chair:


Farid Meziane, University of Salford, Manchester, UK



Akhilesh Bajaj, University of Tulsa, USA

Alexandra Poulovassilis, University of London, UK

Alexander Hinneburg, University of Halle, Germany

Ana Maria Moreno, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

Andreas Hotho, University of Kassel, Germany

Andrés Montoyo, Universidad de Alicante, Spain

Annika Hinze, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Antje Düsterhöft, University of Wismar, Germany

Benno Stein, Faculty of Media, Universität Weimar, Germany

Bernhard Thalheim, Kiel University, Germany

Christian Kop, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Deryle Lonsdale, Brigham Young Uinversity, USA

Elisabeth Metais, CNAM , France

Epaminondas Kapetanios, University of Westminster, UK

Fabio Rinaldi, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Farid Meziane, Salford University, UK

Frederic Andres, University of Advanced Studies, Japan

Georgia Koutrika, Stanford University, USA

Günter Neumann, DFKI, Germany

Günther Fliedl, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria

Grigori Sidorov, National Researcher of Mexico, Mexico

Hae-Chang Rim, Korea University, Korea

Hans Weigand, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Heinrich C. Mayr, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Helmut Horacek, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

hiram Calvo, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico

Irena Spasic, Manchester Centre for Integrative Systems Biology, UK

Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau, CNAM, France

Jacky Akoka, CNAM, France

Jana Lewerenz, SD&M Düsseldorf, Germany

Jian-Yun Nie, Université de Montréal, Canada

Jing Jiang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Juan Carlos Trujillo, Universidad de Alicante, Spain

Jürgen Rilling, University of Concordia, Canada

Karin Harbusch, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany

Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Wright State University, USA

Leila Kosseim, Concordia University, Canada

Luis Alfonso Ureña, Universidad de Jaén, Spain

Luisa Mich, University of Trento, Italy

Manolis Koubarakis, University of Athens, Hellas (Greece)

Maria Orlowska, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Poland

Maristella Agosti, University of Padova, Italy

Markus Schaal, Bilkent University, Turkey

Max Silberztein, Université de Franche-Comté, France

Moira Norrie, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Mokrane Bouzeghoub, Université de Versailles, France

Mounia Lalmas, University of London, UK

Myra Spiliopoulou, University of Magdeburg, Germany

Odile Piton, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Panos Vassiliadis, University of Ioannina, Hellas (Greece)

Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University, Sweden

Paul McFetridge, Simon Frazer University, Canada

Pit Pichappan, Al Imam University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Rafael Muñoz, Universidad de Alicante, Spain

Reind van de Riet, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Philip Cimiano, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Robert Luk, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Roger Chiang, University of Cincinnati, USA

Roland Wagner, University of Linz, Austria

Sandeep Purao, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Sophia Ananiadou, NaCTeM, Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, UK

Stanislaw Wrycza, University of Gdansk, Poland

Stéphane Lopes, Université de Versailles, France

Udo Hahn, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

Vangelis Karkaletsis, Demokritos Research Centre, Hellas (Greece)

Veda Storey, Georgia State University, USA

Vanessa Lopez, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, UK

Vijay Sugumaran, Oakland University Rochester, USA

Yacine Rezgui, University of Salford, UK

Yannis Ioannidis, University of Athens, Hellas (Greece)

Zoubida Kedad, Université de Versailles, France


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