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AISB event Bulletin Item

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

Workshop Organizers:

Philippe Blache, Provence University, France Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark 
Veronica Dahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada & Tarragona, Spain Jrgen 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.

Program Committee:
- Philippe Blache, CNRS & Universit de Provence, France
- Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark
- Veronica Dahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada & Tarragona, Spain
- Barbara Hemforth, Universit Paris Descartes, France
- Helen de Hoop, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
- Denys Duchier, Universit d'Orlans, France
- Helen de Hoop, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
- M. Dolores Jimenez-Lopez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
- Detmar Meurer, Universitt of Tbingen, Germany
- Patrick McCrae, Hamburg University, Germany
- Vronique Moriceau, Universit Paris XI, France
- Gerald Penn, Universities of Toronto and Trinity College, Canada
- Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
- Jrgen Villadsen, Technical University of Denmark

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

CSLP workshop: 27 September 2011

Further Information:

About the CSLP workshop: About the CONTEXT conference: