LINGUIST List 26.4975

Mon Nov 09 2015

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 06-Nov-2015
From: Roussanka Loukanova <>
Subject: Partiality, Underspecification, and Natural Language Processing: Special Session at ICAART
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Full Title: Partiality, Underspecification, and Natural Language Processing: Special Session at ICAART
Short Title: PUaNLP 2016

Date: 24-Feb-2016 - 26-Feb-2016
Location: Rome, Italy
Contact Person: M. Dolores Jiménez-López
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2015

Meeting Description:

Computational and technological developments that incorporate natural language are proliferating. Adequate coverage encounters difficult problems related to partiality, underspecification, and context-dependency, which are signature features of information in nature and natural languages. Furthermore, agents (humans or computational systems) can participate in informational content, or influence its flow as information conveyors and interpreters.

The session covers theoretical work, advanced applications, approaches, and techniques for computational models of information and its presentation by language (artificial, human, or natural in other ways). The goal is to promote intelligent natural language processing and related models of thought, mental states, reasoning, and other cognitive processes.

Final Call for Papers:

Partiality, Underspecification, and Natural Language Processing - PUaNLP 2016
Special Session at ICAART 2016
Rome, Italy 24 - 26 February, 2016

Extended Deadline for Paper Submission: November 30, 2015

The session invites contributions to the following topics, without limitations to them:

- Type theories for applications to language and information processing
- Computational grammar
- Computational semantics
- Computational syntax-semantics interface
- Parsing
- Multilingual processing
- Large-scale grammars of natural languages
- Models of computation and algorithms for natural language processing
- Integration of interdisciplinary methods, e.g., formal, computational, model theoretic, graphical, diagrammatic, statistical, and other related methods
- Computational models of partiality, underspecification, and context-dependency
- Models of situations, contexts, and agents, for applications to language processing
- Bio-information and natural language
- Language processing based on biological fundamentals of information and languages
- Computational neuroscience of language

Important Dates:

Paper Submission: November 30, 2015
Authors Notification: December 9, 2015
Camera Ready and Registration: December 17, 2015

Paper Submission:

Instructions for preparing the submissions are available at ICAART 2016:

Submission system:


The publication rules for PUaNLP are the same as for ICAART conference. Full Papers have a 12-page limit in the Conference Proceedings; Short Papers have an 8-page limit. For more details, see

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a LNAI Series book.


Roussanka Loukanova, Stockholm University, Sweden
M. Dolores Jiménez-López, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark

Contact Information:

M. Dolores Jiménez-López (
Roussanka Loukanova (

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