Gemma Bel Enguix

Gemma Bel Enguix

Academic Degrees
2005 “Research Acreditation” by the Departament d’Universitats, Recerca i Societat de la Informació (DURSI), Generalitat de Catalunya.
2001 PhD in Linguistics. Dissertation entitled Molecular Computing Methods for Natural Language Syntax
1997 MsC in Catalan Language, Rovira i Virgili University
1995 MsC in Spanish Language, Rovira i Virgili University

Research Contracts and Fellowships
2007-

Ramon y Cajal Researcher.

Research Contract for the Integration of Researchers in the Spanish System of Science and Technology, Spanish Department of Education and Science.

Research project: Agent Biological Networks for Natural Language.

2003-2005

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Contract. Università di Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy.

Research Directorate General. Marie Curie Individual Fellowships. Program “Improving Human Research Potential and the Socio-economic Knowledge Base”.

Reesearch project: Molecular Linguistic Networks for Natural Language Processing.

2002-2003

Postdoctoral Fellowship. Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University, (Washington DC, USA).

Funded by the Spanish Department of Education and Generalitat de Catalunya-Fulbright.

1998

Research Stay: LIACS (Leiden Institute for Advanced Computer Science)

Leiden University, Leiden, Holland.

Topic: DNA computing

1997

Research Stay: CIFN (Research Centre for Nitrogen Fixation), UNAM (Autonomous National University of Mexico).

Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Topic: Molecular and computational biology.

1997-2000

Doctoral Fellowship, funded by the Spanish Department of Education and Science within the framework Formación de Profesorado Universitario (FPU).


Research Projects
2005-2006

Analyzing biomolecular structures in a linguistic paradigm.

  • Marie Curie European Reintegration Grant, under contract MERG-CT-2004-015004.
  • Main researcher: Gemma Bel Enguix.
2002-2005

From Cells to Computers and Back by means of Membrane Systems.

  • DGIN - Dirección General de Investigación: TIC2002-04220-C03-02.
  • Main researcher: Gemma Bel Enguix.
2001-2002

Methods of biological computing in mathematical linguistics.

  • AECI - Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional.
  • Main Researcher: Carlos Martín Vide.
1998-1999

Regulated rewriting mechanisms for certain syntactic problems in German and Spanish.

  • Dirección General de Enseñanza Superior: DGES, HA1997-0080
  • Main Researcher: Carlos Martín Vide.
1997-2000

Natural computation for natural language.

  • Dirección General de Investigación Científica y Técnica: DGES, PB96-1009.
  • Main Researcher: Carlos Martín Vide.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO CONFERENCES

2008
EPICS III. 3rd Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics.

Sevilla (Spain): February 20 - 22

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Is It Possible to Formalize Pragmatics?: Implications for Computer Assisted Language Learning
LangTech 2008. The language and speech technology conference.

Roma: February 28-29

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Grammar Systems as Interfaces
LATA 2008. 2nd International Conference on Language an Automata Theory and Applications

Tarragona (Spain): March 13-19

    Member of the organizing committee

XXVI Congroso AESLA

Almería (Spain): April 3-5

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Approaching pragmatics via formalization of context.
IADA Workshop. Word Meaning in Argumentative Dialogue

Milan (Italy): May 15-17

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Formal Pragmatics: a P Systems Approach.
HSI'08. Conference on Human Systems Interaction

Krakow (Poland): May 25-27

  • Bel Enguix, G., Dediu, A.D. & Jiménez López, M.D., A Dialogue-Based System for Man-Machine Interaction
8 Congreso de Lingüística General

Madrid (Spain): Juny 25-28

Organizing the special session "Nuevas Aplicaciones de la Teoría de Lenguajes Formales a la Lingüística"

41st Annual Meeting SLE. Languages in Contrast

Forlì (Italy): September 17-20


2007
LATA. Language and Automata Theory and Applications
Tarragona (Spain): March 29 - April 4
Member of the Organizing Committee

CORE 2007. 8th Conference on Computing

México: May 16-18, 2007

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Computing, Interaction and Multi-Agent Systems: A Formal Language Approach.
DECALOG 2007. Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue

Rovereto (Italy): May 30-June 1

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., A Game-Based Strategy for Optimizing Agents' Argumentation in Deliberation Dialogues.
Gatherings in Biosemiotics

Groningen (Netherlands): June 6-9

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., From the Genetic Code to a BioMolecular-Based Linguistics.
NLPCS 2007

Funchal (Portugal): June 12-13

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Dialogue as Inter-Action.
COGLANG: Machine Learning and Cognitive Science of Language Evolution

London (United Kingdom): June 21-23

  • Becerra Bonache, L., Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., From Natural Language Acquisition to Machine Learning and Back.
EcoMASS: Evolutionary Computation & Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation

London (United Kingdom): July 7-8

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Agent-Environment Interaction in a Multi-Agent System: A Formal Model.
CSLP: Constraints and Language Processing

Roskilde (Denmark): August 20

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Linguistic Context Solving with Membranes. A Preview
ForLing: First International Workshop on Non-Classical Formal Languages in Linguistics

Budapest (Hungary): August 31

  • Co-chair of the organizing committee
CEEMAS: 5th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems

Leipzig (Germany): September 25-27

  • Bel Enguix, G. Grando, A. & Jiménez López, M.D., An Interaction Protocol for Agent Communication
PRIMA: 10th Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents

Bangkok, November 21-23

  • Bel Enguix & Jiménez López, M.D., Multi-Agent Simulation of Linguistic Processes: a NEPs Perspective
NICSO: Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization

Acireale, November 8-10

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., A BioInspired Model for Parsing of Natural Languages
XXXVII Simposio SEL

Pamplona (Spain), December 17-20

  • Bel Enguix, G., Aproximaciones al contexto lingüístico. Una propuesta interdisciplinaria.

2006
GDP. Games and Decisions in Pragmatics.
Berlin (Germany).
  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Turn-taking games in conversations.
TALN06. Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles

Leuven (Belgium).

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Ambiguous turn-taking games in conversations.
AC-AAMAS06. Workshop on Agent Communication. Autonomous Multi-Agent Systems

Hakodate (Japan).

  • Bel Enguix, G., Grando, A. & Jiménez López, M.D., Distributed Protocols and Distributed Grammars: Two Theories for Agent Communication.
Workshop on Human Centered Technology

Pori (Finland).

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Cognitive Modeling with Networks of Evolutionary Processors
PRIMA06

Guilin (China).

  • Bel Enguix, G., Grando, A. & Jiménez López, M.D., A Grammatical Framework for Modelling Multi-Agent Dialogues.
IFIP Artificial Intelligence Symposium

Santiago de Chile.

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Membranes as Multi-Agent Systems: An Application to Dialogue Modelling.

2005
IWINAC. Interplay between Natural and Artificial Computation.

Las Palmas (Spain).

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Analysing sentences with networks of evolutionary processors.
CONTEXT. International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and using context.

Paris (France).

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Modelling context in formal language theory.
WMC6. Sixth Workshop on Membrane Computing.

Vienna (Austria).

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., LP Colonies for Language Evolution.
LCMAS. Logic and communication in multi-agent systems.

Edinburgh (Great Britain).

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Computing dialogues with membranes.
ECAL. VIII European Conference on artificial life.

Canterbury (Great Britain).

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Artiticial life for natural language processing.
TAPS. Workshop on Theory and Applications of P Systems

Timisoara (Romania).

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Modelling parallel phenomena in conversations with P systems.
EUMAS. European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems.

Brussels (Belgium).

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., A multi-agents system model of dialogue.

2004
Fifth Workshop on Membrane Computing.

Milan (Italy).

  • Bel Enguix, G., Analyzing P systems structure: working, predictions, and some linguistic suggestions.
Grammar Systems Week.

Budapest (Hungary).

  • Bel Enguix, G., & Jiménez López, M.D., Explaining language change with membranes.
AIMSA: The Eleventh International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications.

Varna (Bulgaria).

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Computing speech acts.
Simposio de la Sociedad Española de Lingüística.

Madrid (Spain).

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Algunas analogías sintácticas y semánticas entre el código genético y el lenguaje verbal.
  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Recombinación y lenguajes naturales.

2002-2003
Workshop on Membrane Computing.

Tarragona (Spain).

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Gramatovici, R., Active P automata and natural language applications.
RANLP - Recent advances in natural language processing.

Vorovets (Bulgaria).

  • Bel Enguix, G. & Jiménez López, M.D., Is a biosyntax possible?
Simposio de la Sociedad Española de Lingüística.

Girona (Spain).

  • Bel Enguix, G., & Jiménez López, M.D., Un modelo biológico para la sintaxis.
Workshop on Membrane Computing.

Curtea de Arges (Romania).

  • Bel Enguix, G., Preliminaries about some possible applications of P Systems in Linguistics.
  • Bel Enguix, G., Cavaliere, M., Ceterchi, R., Gramatovici, R. & Martín-Vide, C., Generating context-free languages with dynamic P systems.

Contact Information
GRLMC
Rovira i Virgili University
Pl. Imperial Tàrraco, 1
43005 Tarragona
gemma.bel @ urv.cat

8 Congreso de Lingüística General

ForLing 2008

New Developments in Formal Languages and Applications

LATA 2008
2nd International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications

ForLing 2007
1st International Workshop on
NON-CLASSICAL FORMAL LANGUAGES IN LINGUISTICS

2008 Workshops and Conferences
41st Annual Meeting SLE
Languages in Contrast
Forlì, September 17-20
HSI'08
Conference on Human Systems Interaction
Krakow, May 25-27

IADA Workshop
Word Meaning in Argumentative Dialgoue
Milan, May 15-17

XXVI AESLA
Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
Almería, April 3-5