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CALL FOR PAPERS: Constraints and Language Processing, 27 Sep 2011, GERMANY

6th International Workshop on Constraints and Language Processing (CSLP@Context'11), Karlsruhe (Germany) -affiliated with CONTEXT'11: The 7th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context 2011, 26-30 September 2011

Workshop Organizers:

Philippe Blache, Provence University, France Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark 
Veronica Dahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada & Tarragona, Spain Joergen Villadsen, Technical 
University of Denmark

Workshop Purpose:

The CSLP@Context'11 workshop considers the role of constraints in the representation of language 
and the implementation of language processing from an interdisciplinary perspective. This theme 
should be interpreted inclusively: contributions from linguistics, computer science, psycholinguistics
and related areas are welcome, and an interdisciplinary perspective is of particular interest.
Constraints are widely used in linguistics, computer science, and psychology. How they are used, 
however, varies widely according to the research domain: knowledge representation, cognitive 
modelling, problem solving mechanisms, etc. These different perspectives are complementary, each 
one adding a piece to the puzzle. For example, linguistics proposes in-depth descriptions 
implementing constraints in order to filter out structures by means of description languages, 
constraint ranking, etc. The constraint programming paradigm, on the other hand, shows that 
constraints have to be taken as a systematic whole and can thus play a role in building the 
structures (or can even replace structures). Finally, psycholinguistics experiment have been made, 
investigating the role of constraint systems for cognitive processes in comprehension and 
production, as well as addressing how they can be acquired.

The topics include, but are not limited to
- Constraints in human language comprehension and production
- Context modelling and discourse interpretation
- Acquisition of constraints
- Constraints and learning
- Cross-theoretical view of the notion of constraint
- New advances in constraint-based linguistic theories
- Constraint satisfaction (CS) technologies for NLP
- Linguistic analysis and linguistic theories biased towards CS or constraint logic programming (CLP)
- Application of CS or CLP for NLP
- CS and CLP for other than textual or spoken languages, e.g., sign languages and biological, multimodal human-computer interaction, visual languages
- Probabilistic constraint-based reasoning for NLP and context comprehension


Authors are invited to submit a full paper of up to 12 pages.
Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files and be prepared using the Springer LNAI/LNCS format.
Previously published papers cannot be accepted.
Submissions will handled by the EasyChair conference system and will be reviewed by the program committee.
One author for each accepted paper must attend the workshop in order to present the paper.
Proceedings will be printed by the CONTEXT conference.
A volume at an international publisher will be considered for selected and revised papers, if 
number and quality of submissions permits. Please see the workshop homepage for further information.

Invited Speakers:

Program Committee:

Important Dates:

Deadline for paper submissions: 10 July 2011 Notification of acceptance/rejection: 1 August 2011 
Deadline for final versions of accepted papers: 25 August 2011 
Early registration: TBA CSLP workshop: 27 September 2011

Further Information:

About the CSLP workshop: About the CONTEXT conference: