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AISB event Bulletin Item

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: LOGIC AND ENGINEERING OF NATURAL LANGUAGE SEMANTICS 8, 1-3 Dec 2011, JAPAN


Workshop Site : "Sunport Hall Takamatsu", Takamatsu 2-1, Sunport, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa-ken, Japan

Chair: Alastair Butler (JST/Tohoku University)

 	Invited Speaker(s):
Frank Veltman (University of Amsterdam)
Kentaro Inui (Tohoku University)

 	Information on Takamatsu:
http://www.takamatsu.or.jp/eng/ [http://www.takamatsu.or.jp/eng/] 
http://www.city.takamatsu.kagawa.jp/english/access/ 
[http://www.city.takamatsu.kagawa.jp/english/access/]
http://www.my-kagawa.jp/eg/ [http://www.my-kagawa.jp/eg/]

 	LENLS is an annual international workshop focusing on formal semantics and pragmatics. 
It will be held as one of the workshops of JSAI isAI 2011, sponsored by The Japan Society for 
Artificial Intelligence (JSAI).

 CALL FOR PAPERS

 We invite submissions to this year's workshop on topics in formal semantics and pragmatics,
 and related fields, including but in no way limited to the following:

 	- Dynamic syntax/semantics/pragmatics of natural language
- Categorical/topological/coalgebraic approaches for natural language syntax/semantics/pragmatics
- Logic and its relation to natural language and linguistic reasoning (especially dynamic logics)
- Type-theoretic approaches to natural language
- Formal Philosophy of language
- Formal pragmatics (especially game- and utility-theoretic approaches)
- Substructural expansion of Lambek Lambda Calculi
- Many-valued/Fuzzy and other non-classical logics and natural language

This year we especially welcome submissions connected to the theme of "Where is dynamic 
semantics now?". Flavours of dynamic semantics (world updating, assignment changing, etc.) have
been broadly applied to solve problems in linguistics (notably anything related to anaphora) 
and philosophy (e.g., foundational issues of context, the role of variables) and have prompted
the development of a diverse range of frameworks with replicable formal results. However in 
recent years direct appeals to the dynamic metaphor have been waning, as has the explicit 
development of novel systems, or even refinements to or mergings of older systems. Has dynamic 
semantics been so successful in solving its problems that all that remains for discussion are 
implementational differences among established parameters, or have debates simply shifted to 
new issues? Either way now seems an apt time to take stock and question where the decades of 
research have taken us and where we might hope this legacy to send us in the future.

On the 3rd December, there will also be special tutorial lectures at the workshop venue by 
Frank Veltman (University of Amsterdam) and Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University).

 SUBMISSIONS:

 Abstracts (4-6 pages, including figures, bibliography, possible apendices) must be submitted electronically in PDF format at:

 https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lenls8 [https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lenls8]

 When his/her abstract is accepted, the author is expected to submit a full paper (10-14 pages) 
before the workshop. The proceedings of the workshop will be available at the conference site 
for registered persons.

 SELECTED PAPERS:

 We also plan to publish a selection of the accepted/invited papers as a portion of a volume 
"JSAI-isAI2011 selected papers", which will be published from `Lecture Notes in Artificial 
Intelligence' series (Springer Verlag).

 TUTORIAL LECTURES:

 	Lecturer
- Frank Veltman (University of Amsterdam)
- Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University)

 	Location
"Sunport Hall Takamatsu",
Takamatsu 2-1, Sunport, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa-ken, Japan

 	Time Table (Tentative)
10:00-12:00 Session 1
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-17:30 Session 2

 IMPORTANT DATES:

 Abstract submission deadline (extended) : SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 Notification of acceptance : October 10, 2011 Deadline for camera-ready copy : October 28, 2011 Deadline for onsite registration : November 12, 2011
LENLS8 : December 01-02, 2011
Tutorial Lectures : December 03, 2011

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Alastair Butler (Chair)
Daisuke Bekki
Eric McCready
Yoshiki Mori
Yasuo Nakayama
Katsuhiko Yabushita
Tomoyuki Yamada
Shunsuke Yatabe
Kei Yoshimoto

 CONTACT:
lenls8 [[at]] easychair.org