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Fri Feb 03 2012

Calls: Comp Ling, Cognitive Sci, Ling Theories, Psycholing/France

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Yannick Parmentier , Constraint Solving and Language Processing

Message 1: Constraint Solving and Language Processing
Date: 02-Feb-2012
From: Yannick Parmentier <yannick.parmentieruniv-orleans.fr>
Subject: Constraint Solving and Language Processing
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Full Title: Constraint Solving and Language Processing
Short Title: CSLP

Date: 13-Sep-2012 - 14-Sep-2012
Location: Orléans, France
Contact Person: Yannick Parmentier
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.univ-orleans.fr/lifo/evenements/CSLP2012/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Jun-2012

Meeting Description:

Constraint Solving and Language Processing - CSLP 2012
7th International Workshop
University of Orléans, Orléans, France
September 13-14, 2012

The Constraint Solving and Language Processing (CSLP) 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 experiments 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.

Keynote Speaker:

To be announced

Previous Editions:

Six CSLP workshops have been organized in the past in: Karlsruhe, Germany (2011), Hamburg, Germany (2008), Roskilde, Denmark (2007), Sydney, Australia (2006), Sitges, Spain (2005), Roskilde, Denmark (2004).

Call for Papers:


CSLP is open to submissions on topics including, but 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

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: June 10, 2012
Notification: August 1, 2012
Camera-ready version: September 1, 2012
Workshop dates: September 13-14, 2012


Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files and be prepared using the Springer LNAI/LNCS format. Detailed formatting instructions can be found at:


Papers should present original, unpublished work. Simultaneous submission to other venues with published proceedings is prohibited. CSLP accepts two kinds of submissions:

- Full papers (12 pages including references) reporting completed, significant research,
- Short papers (6 pages including references) reporting ongoing work and partial results.

Each submission will be reviewed by three program committee members. Accepted long papers will be presented within 20 min talks plus 10 min for questions. Accepted short papers will be presented within 10 min talks plus 5 min for questions. Both paper types will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Since reviewing will be blind, the submission should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Other identifying information such as obvious self-references (e.g., 'We showed in [12] ...') and financial or personal acknowledgements should be omitted in the submitted papers whenever feasible.

Papers have to be submitted via the easychair conference management system using the following link:


A volume at an international publisher will be considered for selected and revised papers, if number and quality of submissions permits.

Program Committee:

Philippe Blache, CNRS - Université de Provence, France
Adriane Boyd, Universität Tübingen, Germany
Aoife Cahill, ETS Princeton, USA
Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark
Berthold Crysmann, CNRS - Paris 7, France
Verónica Dahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Helen de Hoop, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Eric De La Clergerie, INRIA - Paris 7, France
Denys Duchier, Université d'Orléans, France
Claire Gardent, CNRS - LORIA, France
Barbara Hemforth, Université Paris Descartes, France
Maria Dolores Jiménez-López, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Laura Kallmeyer, Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany
Ruth Kempson, King's College London, UK
Stephan Kepser, Codecentric AG Düsseldorf, Germany
Patrick McCrae, Langtec Hamburg, Germany
Wolfgang Menzel, Universität Hamburg, Germany
Detmar Meurer, Universität of Tübingen, Germany
Véronique Moriceau, Université Paris XI, France
Jean-Philippe Prost, Université de Montpellier, France
Adam Przepiórkowski, IPIPAN, Warsaw, Poland
Christian Rétoré, Université de Bordeaux, France
Frank Richter, Universität Tübingen, Germany
Sylvain Salvati, INRIA - Université de Bordeaux, France
Sylvain Schmitz, ENS Cachan, France
Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Jesse Tseng, CNRS - Université de Toulouse, France
Jørgen Villadsen, Technical University of Denmark

Local Organizing Committee:


Denys Duchier (LIFO - University of Orléans)
Yannick Parmentier (LIFO - University of Orléans)


Guillaume Cleuziou (LIFO - University of Orléans)
Thi-Bich-Hanh Dao (LIFO - University of Orléans)
Abdelali Ed-Dbali (LIFO - University of Orléans)
Matthieu Exbrayat (LIFO - University of Orléans)
Matthieu Lopez (LIFO - University of Orléans)
Lionel Martin (LIFO - University of Orléans)
Simon Petitjean (LIFO - University of Orléans)
Jacques-Henri Sublemontier (LIFO - University of Orléans)

All the information about the Conference is available at the CSLP workshop website:


Email: cslp2012easychair.org

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