CSLP 2012 - Final deadline extension: 5 July 2012

Yannick Parmentier yannick.parmentier at univ-orleans.fr
Tue Jun 26 10:19:37 EDT 2012

** apologies for cross-posting **


** NEW: Due to several requests, deadline for submission has been
   extended to July 5. This is the last and final deadline
   extension. **

Constraint Solving and Language Processing - CSLP 2012 - 
Seventh International Workshop
Universite d'Orleans, Orleans, France
September 13-14, 2012


The Constraint Solving and Language Processing (CSLP) 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.


CSLP is open to submissions on topics including, but 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


Six CSLP workshops have been organized in the past in: Karlsruhe,
Germany (2011), Hamburg, Germany (2008), Roskilde, Denmark (2007),
Sydney, Australia (2006), Sitges, Spain (2005), Roskilde, Denmark


CSLP 2012 will take place at LIFO, the Computer Science laboratory of
the University of Orleans, France. Orleans is located in the northern
bend of the Loire river, it belongs to the Vallee de la Loire sector,
which was in 2000 inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage
Site. Orleans is located 120 kilometers south-west of Paris, it is
bordered to the north by the Beauce region and the national forest of
Orleans (500 km2), and by the Sologne region to the south.


Submission Deadline: June 10, 2012
Notification: August 1st, 2012
Camera-ready Version: September 1st, 2012

Workshop Dates: September 13-14, 2012


Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files and be prepared
using the Springer LNAI/LNCS format. Detailed formatting instructions
can be found at:

Papers should present original, unpublished work. Simultaneous
submission to other venues with published proceedings is
prohibited. CSLP accepts two kinds of submissions:

- full papers (12 pages including references) reporting completed, 
  significant research,
- short papers (6 pages including references) reporting ongoing 
  work and partial results.

Each submission will be reviewed by three program committee
members. Accepted long papers will be presented within 20 minutes
talks plus 10 minutes for questions. Accepted short papers will be
presented within 10 minutes talks plus 5 minutes for questions. Both
paper types will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Since reviewing will be blind, the submission should not include the
authors' names and affiliations. Other identifying information such as
obvious self-references (e.g., "We showed in [12] ...") and financial
or personal acknowledgements should be omitted in the submitted papers
whenever feasible.

Papers have to be submitted via the easychair conference management
system using the following link:


A volume at an international publisher will be considered for selected
and revised papers, if number and quality of submissions permits.


Registration is now open, by filling the form available at

The registration fees (50 EUR for students and 100 EUR for researchers
until August, 7th) cover the electronic proceedings (USB stick), the
participation to the coffee breaks, the lunches, the banquet, and the
social event (visit of a Castle of the Vallee de la Loire).


Ruth Kempson, King's College London 
Stergios Chatzikyriakidis, Royal Holloway University of London and
Open University of Cyprus

Title: "Grammars as Mechanisms for Real-Time Tree-Growth: Explaining
        Clitic Pronouns"

Abstract: In this talk, we use the puzzle of clitic pronoun placement
and clustering in Modern Greek to argue for a shift of perspective
into defining grammars as mechanisms for incremental growth of
interpretation, as argued in Dynamic Syntax: Kempson et al. (2001),
Cann et al. (2005) Chatzikyriakidis and Kempson (2011). In this
framework, the concept of structural underspecification and growth of
semantic representation is taken as the core syntactic notion,
grounded in the modal Logic of Finite Trees: Blackburn and Meyer-viol
(1994). With modal statements expressing an array of more or less
fixed tree-node relations, restrictions on tree development are
definable in a way not available to grammars lacking such tree-growth
dynamics. One of these is the restriction that no more than one
underspecified relation of a type can be built at a time, their being
indistinguishable with only this weak characterisation, which we use
to explain a range of clitic clustering restrictions found in many
clitic-pronoun systems – we take the so-called Person-Case Constraint
(PCC) as displayed in different ways in dialects of Modern Greek as
our case study.


    Philippe Blache, CNRS - Université de Provence, France
    Adriane Boyd, Universität Tübingen, Germany
    Aoife Cahill, ETS Princeton, USA
    Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark
    Berthold Crysmann, CNRS - Paris 7, France
    Verónica Dahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada
    Helen de Hoop, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Eric De La Clergerie, INRIA - Paris 7, France
    Denys Duchier, Université d'Orléans, France
    Claire Gardent, CNRS - LORIA, France
    Barbara Hemforth, Université Paris Descartes, France
    Maria Dolores Jiménez-López, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
    Laura Kallmeyer, Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Ruth Kempson, King's College London, UK
    Stephan Kepser, Codecentric AG Düsseldorf, Germany
    Patrick McCrae, Langtec Hamburg, Germany
    Wolfgang Menzel, Universität Hamburg, Germany
    Detmar Meurer, Universität Tübingen, Germany
    Véronique Moriceau, Université Paris XI, France
    Jean-Philippe Prost, Université de Montpellier, France
    Adam Przepiórkowski, IPIPAN, Warsaw, Poland
    Christian Rétoré, Université de Bordeaux, France
    Frank Richter, Universität Tübingen, Germany
    Sylvain Salvati, INRIA - Université de Bordeaux, France
    Sylvain Schmitz, ENS Cachan, France
    Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
    Jesse Tseng, CNRS - Université de Toulouse, France
    Jørgen Villadsen, Technical University of Denmark



    Denys Duchier (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Yannick Parmentier (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)


    Guillaume Cleuziou (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Thi-Bich-Hanh Dao (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Abdelali Ed-Dbali (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Matthieu Exbrayat (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Matthieu Lopez (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Lionel Martin (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Simon Petitjean (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)
    Jacques-Henri Sublemontier (LIFO - Université d'Orléans)

Information about the Workshop is available at the CSLP workshop
website: http://www.univ-orleans.fr/lifo/evenements/CSLP2012/ 
E-mail:cslp2012 at easychair.org

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