The first Euro-Romanian Summer School on Natural Language Processing
TThe theme of the School was “Language and Perception: Representations and Processes”. The program will cover the connections that can be established between language/speech and vision at the level of perceptual and semantic mechanisms, whether cognitive or computational. The School was dedicated to young researchers working in language engineering and who wish to configure a realistic view on the correlation that the research on language processing could have with other subfields of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, mainly perceptual machinery and vision interpretation. The School was also attained by computer science and linguistics students that had already a certain background in Artificial Intelligence and Computational Linguistics.
Daniel Memmi (LIMSI-CNRS & Paris-South)
Philippe Devienne (LIFL-CNRS, University of Lille 1)
Gheorghe Grigoraș (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iași)
Dan Tufiș (RACAI Bucharest)
Dan Cristea (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iași)
Jean-Pierre Steen (LIFL, University of Lille I)
Călin Ignat (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iași)
Christian Duhamel (French Embassy in Bucharest)
Dan Galea (Prefecture Iași)
Georges Diener (French Cultural Center of Iași)
Mirela Ștefănescu (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iași)
Maria Carpov (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iași)
Dan Stoica (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iași)
Lucian Gălescu (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iași)
“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iași
University of Lille I
French Cultural Services in Romania
Academic Staff – USD 100
Full-time students – USD 60
Researchers in industry – USD 150
All fees were payable at the time of registration and included a set of course notes, all day-time refreshement and a reception. The EUROLAN Summer School runned on very restricted budget: low costs make it possible for participants from Eastern Europe, who cannot pay high fees, to take part. Therefore, all negotiations with invited professors were conducted on the basis of their providing their teaching services without any honorarium. However the teachers were reimbursed for travel and accomodation. The entire organisation of the School and the secretariat also runned on a volunteer basis, i.e. without any remuneration. The University of Iasi was able to offer very low accommodation prices (no matter whether they are from Eastern of from Western countries). A limited number of reduced fee registrations was available on the base of demands addressed to the organisers.
The participants were housed in the University hostels and in hotels. Meals were taken at the University’s Mensa and at the University’s Restaurant.