23.1881, Calls: Computational Ling, Cognitive Sci, Semantics, Translation/Spain

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Subject: 23.1881, Calls: Computational Ling, Cognitive Sci, Semantics, Translation/Spain

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Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 11:18:13
From: Manuel Silva [mdasilva at iscap.ipp.pt]
Subject: Workshop on Challenges to Knowledge Representation in Multilingual Contexts

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Full Title: Workshop on Challenges to Knowledge Representation in Multilingual Contexts 

Date: 19-Jun-2012 - 19-Jun-2012
Location: Madrid, Spain 
Contact Person: Rute Costa
Meeting Email: rute.costa at fcsh.unl.pt
Web Site: http://www.oeg-upm.net/tke2012/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Semantics; Translation 

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2012 

Meeting Description:

To meet the increasing demands of the complex inter-organizational processes and the demand for continuous innovation and internationalization, it is evident that new forms of organisation are being adopted, fostering more intensive collaboration processes and sharing of resources, in what can be called collaborative networks (Camarinha-Matos, 2006:03). Information and knowledge are crucial resources in collaborative networks, being their management fundamental processes to optimize.

Knowledge organisation and collaboration systems are thus important instruments for the success of collaborative networks of organisations having been researched in the last decade in the areas of computer science, information science, management sciences, terminology and linguistics. Nevertheless, research in this area didn't give much attention to multilingual contexts of collaboration, which pose specific and challenging problems. It is then clear that access to and representation of knowledge will happen more and more on a multilingual setting which implies the overcoming of difficulties inherent to the presence of multiple languages, through the use of processes like localization of ontologies.  

Although localization, like other processes that involve multilingualism, is a rather well-developed practice and its methodologies and tools fruitfully employed by the language industry in the development and adaptation of multilingual content, it has not yet been sufficiently explored as an element of support to the development of knowledge representations - in particular ontologies - expressed in more than one language. Multilingual knowledge representation is then an open research area calling for cross-contributions from knowledge engineering, terminology, ontology engineering, cognitive sciences, computational linguistics, natural language processing, and management sciences.

This workshop intends to join researchers interested in multilingual knowledge representation, in a multidisciplinary environment to debate the possibilities of cross-fertilization between knowledge engineering, terminology, ontology engineering, cognitive sciences, computational linguistics, natural language processing, and management sciences applied to contexts where multilingualism continuously creates new and demanding challenges to current knowledge representation methods and techniques.

Workshop Co-located with TKE 2012 conference
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

For further information, contact:

Rute Costa 
Email: rute.costa at fcsh.unl.pt


Important! Workshop attendees must pay the TKE 2012 workshop registration fee, as well as the conference registration fee.

For more information on TKE 2012:


2nd Call for Papers:

Topics of Interest:

Papers are invited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

- Collaborative processes in multilingual terminology work
- Multilingual ontology development and maintenance
- Interfaces between multilingual terminology work and ontology development
- Multilingual collaborative conceptualization processes and representation of knowledge
- Multilingual knowledge organisation systems and collaboration
- Cross-lingual knowledge access
- Localization strategies for knowledge representation
- Localization of ontologies to multiple languages
- Multilingual and cross-lingual information extraction and ontology population
- Representation of multilingual information and language resources in the Semantic Web
- Theoretical models in multilingual terminology work


We invite you to submit papers reporting on completed activity including concrete evaluation results (no more than 8 pages, oral presentation).

Submissions must be in PDF, formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS style, see Springer's Author Instructions.

Important: Papers should be submitted to: rute.costa at fcsh.unl.pt.


Reviewing will be managed by the Program Committee. The reviewing process will be blind and each submission will receive three independent reviews.

Important Dates:

New deadline for submission: April 30, 2012
Notification of acceptance May 11, 2012
Camera-ready papers May 25, 2012
Workshop (co-located with TKE 2012) June 19, 2011


The workshop language for presentations and publications is English.

Organizing Committee:

Rute Costa (rute.costa at fcsh.unl.pt) - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
António Lucas Soares (als at fe.up.pt) - University of Porto and INESC TEC, Portugal
Christophe Roche (christophe.roche at univ-savoie.fr) - University of Savoie, France
Frieda Steurs (frieda.steurs at lessius.eu) - Lessius /KULeuven, Belgium
Manuel Silva (mdasilva at iscap.ipp.pt) - IPP/ISCAP and INESC TEC, Portugal

Program Committee:

Alessandro Oltramari - Carnegie-Mellon University, USA
António Lucas Soares - University of Porto and INESC TEC, Portugal
Asuncion Gómez Pérez, OEG - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Carla Sofia Pereira - Polytechnic Institute of Porto and INESC TEC, Portugal
Cláudia Santos - University of Aveiro, Portugal
Christophe Roche - University of Savoie, France
Elena Montiel-Ponsoda, OEG - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Frieda Steurs - University of Lessius, Belgium
Guadalupe Aguado de Cea - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Gerhard Budin - University of Vienna, Austria
Margaret Rogers - University of Surrey, UK
Manuel Silva - Polytechnic Institute of Porto and INESC TEC, Portugal
Patrick Drouin - University of Montréal, Canada
Philipp Cimiano, Semantic Computing Group, CITEC - University of Bielefeld
Piek Vossen - VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rute Costa - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Thierry Declerck, DFKI - Language Technology Lab, Germany
Wim Peters, University of Sheffield - Natural Language Processing group, UK

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