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JWS special issues: Semantic Sensing and Social Semantic Web

July 27th, 2011, by Tim Finin, posted in AI, Ontologies, Semantic Web, Social media

The Journal of Web Semantics announced two new special issues, one on semantic sensing and another on the semantic and social web. Both will be publshed in 2012 with preprints made freely available online as papers are accepted.

The special issue on semantic sensing will be edited by Harith Alani, Oscar Corcho and Manfred Hauswirth. Papers will be reviewed on a rolling basis and authors are encouraged to submit before the final deadline of 20 December 2011.

The issue on the semantic and social web will be edited by John Breslin and Meena Nagarajan. Papers will be reviewed on a rolling basis and authors are encouraged to submit before the final deadline of 21 January 2012.

See the JWS Guide for Authors for details on the submission process.

Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning, 23 Sept 2011

July 13th, 2011, by Tim Finin, posted in AI, Machine Learning, NLP, Semantic Web

The Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning is a one day, free event bringing together faculty, researchers and students from universities in the Mid-Atlantic area working in Speech/Language/ML. The colloquium is an opportunity for students to present preliminary or completed work and to network with other students, faculty and researchers working in related fields. The event will be held in Baltimore MD at the Johns Hopkins University on Friday 23 September 2011.

Students are encouraged to submit one-page abstracts by Monday, August 15 describing ongoing, planned, or completed research projects, including previously published results and negative results. Student research in any field applying computational methods to any aspect of human language, including speech and learning, from all areas of computer science, linguistics, engineering, neuroscience, information science, and related fields, is welcome. Submissions and presentations must be made by students or postdocs. See the call for papers for more information.

Accepted submissions will be presented as posters and each will also be given a one-minute presentation during a poster spotlight session. A small number of submissions will be selected to be presented as talks, on the basis of diversity and general interest.

Student-led breakout sessions of one hour will also be held to discuss papers on topics of interest and stimulate interaction and discussion. Topics and suggested papers for breakout sessions should be submitted by students alongside abstracts.

The event is sponsored by the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence and the Center for Language and Speech Processing at the Johns Hopkins University.

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