Proposals regarding original, previously unpublished research on minority languages are invited in three formats: colloquia, individual papers, and posters. Proposals should fall broadly within the conference theme.

Proposals for colloquia

Colloquia are collections of paper presentations which relate to a narrowly defined topic of interest, and are offered in a 3-hour time block. Proposals for colloquia are limited to 700 words, and should include brief summaries of each of the papers to be included, along with paper titles and individual authors' names. Sufficient detail should be provided to allow peer reviewers to judge the scientific merit of the proposal. A chair for the session must also be identified. It is the responsibility of the person submitting a proposal for a colloquium to secure the permission and cooperation of all participants before the proposal is submitted.

The deadline for proposals for colloquia is September 30, 2006.

Proposals for individual papers or posters

Please, submit by e-mail a one-page 450-word abstract of your paper or poster. Include your name, affiliation, address, phone and e-mail address at the end of your abstract. The abstract should include enough detail to allow reviewers to judge the scientific merits of the proposal.We kindly ask you to attach to your abstract a short presentation of your professional activities (in third person singular form) - in maximally 150 words.

Proposals for individual papers or posters

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the members of the Academic Committee of ICML 11. We will accept for presentation by each author: (a) a maximum of 1 first authored paper/poster, and (b) a maximum of 2 papers/posters in any authorship status. At the time of submission you will be asked whether you would like your abstract to be considered for a poster, a paper, or both. Oral papers will be allotted 30 minutes, allowing 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions. Posters will be on display for a full day with two attended sessions during the day. The official language of the conference is English.

The submission deadline for proposals for individual papers and posters is October 30, 2006.

Acknowledgement of receipt of the abstract will be sent by email as soon as possible after receipt. You will receive notification of acceptance no later than March 15, 2007.