| Category: ||E-CFP |
| Subject: ||The 5th International Workshop on, Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science (NLPCS 2008) |
| From: || |
| Email: ||Michael.Zock_(on)_lif.univ-mrs.fr |
| Date received: ||24 Dec 2007 |
| Deadline: ||03 Mar 2008 |
| Start date: ||12 Jun 2008 |
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The 5th International Workshop on "NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING
AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE" (NLPCS 2008),
12-13 June, 2008 - Barcelona - Spain
In conjunction with the 10th International Conference on
Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2008),
Co-Chairs Bernadette Sharp, Staffordshire University, United
Kingdom, B.Sharp_(on)_staffs.ac.uk Michael Zock, CNRS, LIF, Marseille,
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.
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:
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.
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
The workshop will take place in conjunction with the 10th
International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS
2008) in Barcelona - Spain.
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
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
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