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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   The 5th International Workshop on, Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science (NLPCS 2008)
Email:   Michael.Zock_(on)_lif.univ-mrs.fr
Date received:   24 Dec 2007
Deadline:   03 Mar 2008
Start date:   12 Jun 2008

Please forward the Call below to friends and colleagues...Thank you in advance and please accept our apologies for any cross-postings. Kind regards, Michael Zock ------------------------------------------------ The 5th International Workshop on "NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE" (NLPCS 2008), http://www.iceis.org/workshops/nlpcs/nlpcs2008-cfp.html 12-13 June, 2008 - Barcelona - Spain In conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2008), http://www.iceis.org/ Co-Chairs Bernadette Sharp, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, B.Sharp_(on)_staffs.ac.uk Michael Zock, CNRS, LIF, Marseille, France, michael.zock_(on)_lif.univ-mrs.fr BACKGROUND Realising that no single discipline will ever suffice to reveal the functioning of the human mind, cognitive science was born. The idea was to analyse complex behaviour (speaking, thinking, problem-solving) from different angles or levels and to build models that could account for them. GOALS While ambitious and intriguing, the idea looked promising enough to attract numerous researchers, and there were plenty of opportunities then to present this kind of work. Alas, the situation has changed, the discipline has lost speed during the last decade. And if the reasons for this are multiple, ranging from lack of results to unkept promises (« cognitive science » remaining wishful thinking rather than a widely shared way of doing research), the fact is that funding has become more and more scarce, and so have the opportunities to present work done within this framework. In the meantime statistical approaches have gained in popularity, and evaluation has become an obligatory feature for presentation of work in the arena of computational linguistics. While there is no doubt that evaluation has certain qualities, it does not guarantee progress or insights per se. A broader perspective is needed. To get the necessary insights and to get the big picture, we probably need to get back to the framework in which we worked in those days, which means, we should adopt and integrate multiple viewpoints, that is, take a cognitive science approach. This is the goal of this workshop. JUSTIFICATION OF THE NEW NAME AND RELATION TO THE TOPICS The workshop used to be called NLUCS (Natural Language Understanding and Cognitive Science), yet, realising that this is too restrictive, we decided to rename it NLPCS (Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science), as NLP is obviously more than just natural language understanding. Information Retrieval, Information Extraction, Machine Translation, Question Answering, Text Summarization, Text Generation, etc. are all part of NLP or HLT (Human Language Technology), and they all go clearly beyond language understanding. This being so, it might be a valuable proposition to integrate them into the debate. In other words, we would like to widen the scope and provide a forum for all researchers of NLP working within the CS paradigm. Also, while certain components (dictionaries, grammars, or ontologies) are very general, the way they are used varies considerably with the task. Hence it is important to show how the task reflects in the use of a given resource. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers working within the paradigm of cognitive science TOPICS OF INTEREST INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:  Computational Models of NLP  Cognitive and Psychological Models of NLP  Evolutionary NLP  Situated (embodied) NLP  Multimodality in speech / text processing  Text Summarization and Information Extraction  Natural Language Interfaces and Dialogue Systems  Computer Assisted Language Learning  Multi-Lingual Processing  Pragmatics and NLP  Speech Processing  Tools and Resources in NLP  Ontologies  Text Mining  Electronic Dictionaries  Evaluation of NLP Systems These topics can be addressed from any of the following perspectives: full automation by machines for machine (traditional NLP or HLT), semi-automated processing, i.e. machine-mediated processing (programs assisting people in their tasks), simulation of human cognitive process. SUBMISSION OF PAPERS Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for oral presentation in any of the areas listed above. Only full papers in English will be accepted, and the length of the paper should not exceed 10 pages (5000 words). Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex format) are available at the ICEIS web site. http://www.iceis.org/paper_template.htm Postscript/RTF versions of the manuscript should be submitted through ICEIS web-based paper submission procedure: http://www.iceis.org/paper_submission.htm WORKSHOP FORMAT The workshop will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations of previously submitted papers that went through a double peer review process. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the form of a book. IMPORTANT DATES Paper Submission: March 3, 2008 Author Notification: April 4, 2008 Final Camera-Ready and Registration: April 14, 2008 WHORKSHOP PROGRAM COMMITTEE Aretoulaki, M. (Germany), Intervoice Ltd., UK Barnden, J. (UK), Birmingham University Cristea, D. (Romania), University "A.I.Cuza" of Iasi, Romania Day, C. (UK) , Keele University, UK Delmonte, R. (USA), University of Texas Endres-Niggemeyer, B. (Germany), Fachochschule Hanover, Germany Helmreich, S.(USA), New Mexico State University, USA Higgins, C. A. (UK), Nottingham University Hinrichs, E. W. (Germany), University of Tuebingen Mladenic, D. (Slovenia), J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia Molla, D. (Australia), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia Mota, C. (Portugal), L2F (INESC-ID) & Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal Mothe, J. (France), Université de Toulouse, France Narayanan, S. (USA), University of California, Berkeley Nunes, M. G. (Brasil), Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e da Computaçao - USP/Sao Carlos, Brasil Rayson, P. (UK), Lancaster University, UK Ren, F. (Japan), University of Tokushima, Japan Roche, C. (France), Université de Savoie Russell, S. (USA), University of New Hampshire Schwitter, R. (Australia), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia Sedes, F. (France), Université de Toulouse, France Sharp, B. (Bahrain, UK), Royal University for Women, Staffordshire University Sheremetyeva, S. (Denmark), LanA Consulting ApS Soule-Dupuy, C. (France), Université de Toulouse, France Thompson, G. (UK), Liverpool University Tufis, D. (Romania), University "A.I.Cuza" of Iasi, Romania Wilks, Y. (UK), Sheffield University Windridge, P. (UK), Staffordshire University Zock, M. (France), CNRS-LIF, Marseille WORKSHOP LOCATION The workshop will take place in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2008) in Barcelona - Spain. REGISTRATION INFORMATION At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop. If the registration fees are not received by April 14, 2008, the paper will not be published in the proceedings. For registering go to http://www.iceis.org SECRETARIAT ICEIS 2008 Secretariat - The Fifth International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science (NLPCS-2008), E-mail: workshops_(on)_iceis.org Web site: http://www.iceis.org ------------------------------------------------ Michael ZOCK Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale (LIF) CNRS, UMR 6166 Parc Scientifique et Technologique de Luminy Case 901 - 163 Avenue de Luminy F-13288 Marseille Cedex 9 Mail: michael.zock_(on)_lif.univ-mrs.fr Tel. +33 (0) 4 91 82 94 88 Secr. +33 (0) 4 91 82 90 70 Fax +33 (0) 4 91 82 92 75 ------------------------------------------------ _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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