LINGUIST List 23.559

Fri Feb 03 2012

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

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 02-Feb-2012
From: Yannick Parmentier <>
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 >
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Jun-2012

Meeting Description:

Constraint Solving and Language Processing - CSLP 20127th International WorkshopUniversity of Orléans, Orléans, FranceSeptember 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, 2012Notification: August 1, 2012Camera-ready version: September 1, 2012Workshop 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, FranceAdriane Boyd, Universität Tübingen, GermanyAoife Cahill, ETS Princeton, USAHenning Christiansen, Roskilde University, DenmarkBerthold Crysmann, CNRS - Paris 7, FranceVerónica Dahl, Simon Fraser University, CanadaHelen de Hoop, Radboud University Nijmegen, NetherlandsEric De La Clergerie, INRIA - Paris 7, FranceDenys Duchier, Université d'Orléans, FranceClaire Gardent, CNRS - LORIA, FranceBarbara Hemforth, Université Paris Descartes, FranceMaria Dolores Jiménez-López, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, SpainLaura Kallmeyer, Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf, GermanyRuth Kempson, King's College London, UKStephan Kepser, Codecentric AG Düsseldorf, GermanyPatrick McCrae, Langtec Hamburg, GermanyWolfgang Menzel, Universität Hamburg, GermanyDetmar Meurer, Universität of Tübingen, GermanyVéronique Moriceau, Université Paris XI, FranceJean-Philippe Prost, Université de Montpellier, FranceAdam Przepiórkowski, IPIPAN, Warsaw, PolandChristian Rétoré, Université de Bordeaux, FranceFrank Richter, Universität Tübingen, GermanySylvain Salvati, INRIA - Université de Bordeaux, FranceSylvain Schmitz, ENS Cachan, FranceKiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BulgariaJesse Tseng, CNRS - Université de Toulouse, FranceJørgen 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:


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