submission open for CSLP2011

Ivan A Sag sag at
Wed Jun 29 12:04:27 EDT 2011

All, FYI, -IAS

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From: Veronica Dahl <veronica at CS.SFU.CA>
Sent: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 21:15:40 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: submission open for CSLP2011

Dear colleagues,

  I'd like to ask you to submit a paper to the workshop on/ ConstraintS 
and Language Processing/, which takes place in conjunction with CONTEXT 
and that I'm (co-) organizing. As well if you could pass it on to 
colleagues who might be interested, that would be super. The call is below.

Best wishes,

Veronica Dahl
6th International Workshop on Constraints and Language Processing 
(CSLP at Context'11)
27 September 2011

affiliated with CONTEXT'11: The 7th International and Interdisciplinary
Conference on Modeling and Using Context 2011, Karlsruhe, Germany,
26-30 September 2011

Workshop Organizers:

Philippe Blache, Provence University, France
Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark
Veronica Dahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada & Tarragona, Spain
Joergen Villadsen, Technical University of Denmark

Workshop Purpose:

The CSLP at Context'11 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 experiment 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.

The topics include, but are 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


Authors are invited to submit a full paper of up to 12 pages.
Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files and be prepared
using the Springer LNAI/LNCS format.
Previously published papers cannot be accepted.
Submissions will handled by the EasyChair conference system and will be
reviewed by the program committee.
One author for each accepted paper must attend the workshop in order to
present the paper.
Proceedings will be printed by the CONTEXT conference.
A volume at an international publisher will be considered for selected
and revised papers, if number and quality of submissions permits.
Please see the workshop homepage for further information.

Program Committee:
- Philippe Blache, CNRS & Université de Provence, France
- Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark
- Veronica Dahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada & Tarragona, Spain
- Barbara Hemforth, Université Paris Descartes, France
- Helen de Hoop, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
- Denys Duchier, Université d'Orléans, France
- Helen de Hoop, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
- M. Dolores Jimenez-Lopez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
- Detmar Meurer, Universität of Tübingen, Germany
- Patrick McCrae, Hamburg University, Germany
- Véronique Moriceau, Université Paris XI, France
- Gerald Penn, Universities of Toronto and Trinity College, Canada
- Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
- Jørgen Villadsen, Technical University of Denmark

Important Dates:

Deadline for paper submissions: 10 July 2011
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 1 August 2011
Deadline for final versions of accepted papers: 25 August 2011

CSLP workshop: 27 September 2011

Further Information:

About the CSLP workshop:
About the CONTEXT conference:


Ivan A. Sag
Sadie Dernham Patek Professor in Humanities &
Professor of Linguistics and Symbolic Systems

Department of Linguistics__________Msg: 650-723-4284 
Stanford University________________Fax: 650-723-5666
Stanford, CA  94305__________Email: sag at

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