| Category: ||E-CFP |
| Subject: ||3rd Workshop on Inference in Computational Semantics |
| From: ||Priscilla Rasmussen |
| Email: ||rasmusse_(on)_cs.rutgers.edu |
| Date received: ||05 Mar 2001 |
| Deadline: ||15 Mar 2001 |
| Start date: ||18 Jun 2001 |
* THIRD CALL FOR PAPERS *
third workshop on
INFERENCE IN COMPUTATIONAL SEMANTICS
Siena, Italy, June 18-20, 2001
(Submission deadline: March 15, 2001)
Traditional inference tools (such as theorem provers and model
builders) are reaching new levels of sophistication and are now widely
and easily available. A wide variety of new tools (statistical and
probabilistic methods, ideas from the machine learning community) are
likely to be increasingly applied in computational semantics. Most
importantly of all, computational semantics seems to have reached the
stage where the exploration and development of inference is one of its
most pressing tasks - and there's a lot of interesting new work which
takes inferential issues seriously.
The Workshop on Inference in Computational Semantics (ICoS) intends to
bring researchers from areas such as Computational Linguistics,
Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, and Logic together, in
order to discuss approaches and applications of Inference in natural
ICoS-1 took place in Amsterdam on August 15, 1999 with an attendance
of over 50 researchers. A selection of the papers presented at ICoS-1
has been published in a special issue of the Journal of Language and
ICoS-2 took place in Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, on July 29-30,
2000. Although the attendance was only 30, it was an intense and
communicative meeting. A selection of the papers presented at ICoS-2
will be published in the Journal of Language and Computation.
ICoS-3 will be co-located with the the International Joint Conference
on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR 2001, which takes place June 18-23, 2001
at Siena, Italy. IJCAR is a joint meeting of all major conferences on
automated theorem proving (CADE, FTP, TABLEAUX), and is therefore a
good chance to meet the theorem proving community.
ICoS-3 is endorsed by SIGSEM, the Association for Computational
Linguistics (ACL) Special Interest Group (SIG) on computational
People who would like to submit a paper, system descriptions or who
would like to attend the workshop should consider the following dates:
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2001.
Notification: April 15, 2001.
Final Versions: May 15. 2001.
Early Registration until: June 1., 2001.
ICoS-3 Tutorials June 18, 2001.
ICoS-3 Workshop: June 19-20, 2001.
IJCAR: June 18-23, 2001
The invited speakers at ICoS-3 are:
David Israel (SRI International)
Alexander Koller (Saarbruecken)
Ian Pratt-Hartmann (Manchester)
We will start off the workshop with two tutorials on June 18. This
gives the researchers from automated reasoning and computational
semantics respectively to get an understanding of the other field
before the actual workshop. The tutorials will given by
Claire Gardent (CNRS, Nancy): Computational Semantics
for automated reasoners
Uli Furbach (Univ. Koblenz): Automated Reasoning
for computational semanticists
The program committee for ICoS-3 consists of the following people:
Patrick Blackburn, INRIA Lorraine (co-chair)
Michael Kohlhase, Carnegie-Mellon University (co-chair)
Johan Bos, Edinburgh
Peter Baumgartner, Koblenz
David Beaver, Stanford
Dick Crouch, Xerox Parc
Maarten de Rijke, Amsterdam
Nissim Francez, Haifa
Udo Hahn, Freiburg
Gerard Huet, INRIA Rocquencourt
Dale Miller, State College
Martha Palmer, UPenn
Stephen Pulman, Oxford
Matthew Stone, Rutgers Univ
Jun-ichi Tsuji, Tokyo
Bonnie Webber, Edinburgh
We invite three kinds of submissions
(LaTeX2e, 11pt, one column, a4paper (not a4wide.sty)):
- research papers on inference methods in computational semantics as well
as their applications (15 pages),
- system descriptions (6 pages), System descriptions should focus on
actual implementations, explaining system architecture issues and
specific implementation techniques. Every system description should be
accompanied by a system demo at ICoS-3.
- system demos (2 page abstracts): People who would like demonstrate
systems that address inference in computational semantics should send
Research papers and system descriptions will be peer-refereed by the
programme committee above, system demos are only screened for
appropriateness by the program chairs.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 15, 2001.
NOTIFICATION: April 15, 2001.
The primary means of submission will be electronic, in PostScript
format. Submissions should be sent to the organizers.icos3_(on)_ags.uni-sb.de
In addition to the (informal) workshop proceedings, we plan to publish
a special issue of the Journal of Language and Computation devoted to
ICoS-3. Shortly after the workshop, authors will be contacted by the
editors for special issue, inviting them to contribute; we may ask you
to incorporate comments/discussions/... arising during ICoS-3 into
your paper. Details on the publication schedule for the special issue
as well as formatting instructions will be announced at the workshop.
Registration and Further Information If you have any questions, please
contact the local organizers at icos3_(on)_ags.uni-sb.de.
If you have any questions, please contact the local organizers
Patrick Blackburn and Michael Kohlhase via icos3_(on)_ags.uni-sb.de.
For actual information concerning ICoS-3 please consult