23.440, Calls: Computational Linguistics/France

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Subject: 23.440, Calls: Computational Linguistics/France

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Date: 28-Jan-2012
From: Michael Piotrowski [mxp at cl.uzh.ch]
Subject: 2nd Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Writing

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Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 08:07:01
From: Michael Piotrowski [mxp at cl.uzh.ch]
Subject: 2nd Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Writing

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Full Title: 2nd Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Writing 
Short Title: CL&W2012 

Date: 23-Apr-2012 - 24-Apr-2012
Location: Avignon, France 
Contact Person: Michael Piotrowski
Meeting Email: clw2012 at lingured.info
Web Site: http://lingured.info/clw2012/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 04-Feb-2012 

Meeting Description:

2nd Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Writing (CL&W 2012): Linguistic and Cognitive Aspects of Document Creation and Document Engineering
Workshop at EACL 2012: http://eacl2012.org/
Website: http://www.lingured.info/clw2012/
Workshop date: April 23, 2012
Location: Avignon, France

The Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Writing (CL&W 2012) aims to provide an overview of current developments in the area of computational linguistics for authoring aids, and an overview of recent advances in writing research. We are interested in research that explores writing processes, text production, and document engineering principles as well as actual working systems that support writers in one or more aspects when producing a document. With CL&W we aim to bring together researchers from related communities, to stimulate discussion and cooperation between areas of research.

Writing, whether professional, academic, or private, needs editors, input tools and display devices, and involves the coordination of cognitive, linguistic, and technical aspects. Most texts composed in the 21st century are probably created on electronic devices; people compose texts in word processors, text editors, content management systems, blogs, wikis, email clients, and instant messaging applications. Texts are rendered and displayed on very small and very large screens, they are meant to be read by experts and laypersons, and they are supposed to be interactive and printable all at the same time.

The production of documents has been researched from various perspectives: 

- Writing research has been concerned with text processing tools and cognitive processes since the 1970s. The current rise of new writing environments and genres (e.g., blogging), as well as new possibilities to observe text production in the workplace, has prompted new studies in this area of research.
- Document engineering is concerned with aspects of rendering and displaying textual and other resources for the creation, maintenance, and management of documents.  Writers today use tools for layout design, collaborating with co-authors, and tracking changes in the production process with versioning systems - all of these are active research areas in document engineering.
- Computational linguistics has mostly been concerned with static or finished texts. There is now a growing need to explore how computational linguistics can support human text production and interactive text processing. Methods from natural language processing can also provide support for exploring data relevant for writing research (e.g., keystroke-logging data) and document  engineering (e.g., tailoring documents to specific user needs).

CL&W 2010, held at NAACL 2010 in Los Angeles, was a successful workshop, offering researchers from different but related disciplines a platform for sharing findings and ideas. This follow-on Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Writing aims to bring together researchers from the communities listed above to stimulate discussion and cooperation between these areas of research. 

Call for Papers:

New submission deadline: February 4, 2012 (24:00 CET)

Topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Resources and tools to assist or support the creation of natural-language texts and documents
- Algorithms and techniques for authoring aids
- Supporting the authoring of multilingual, multimedia, and adaptive documents
- Interplay of cognitive processes, cognitive resources, and writing tools
- Observation of writing in natural settings and insights for improving authoring tools
- Experimental studies pertinent to writing tools 
- User interface and HCI issues in current and future writing and document processing tools
- Predictive editing methods
- Authoring tools for less-resourced languages
- Evaluation of tools and resources


We invite researchers to submit full papers of up to 9 pages (excluding references) or short papers of up to 4 pages (including references). These page limits must be strictly observed. Submissions must be in English.

Reviewing of papers will be double-blind by the members of the program committee, and all submissions will receive several independent reviews. Papers submitted at review stage must not contain the authors' names, affiliations, or any information that may disclose the authors' identity. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., 'We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...', should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as 'Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...'. Do not use anonymous citations. Do not include acknowledgments. Papers that do not conform to these requirements may be rejected without review.

Submission is electronic using the START submission system at:


Submissions must be uploaded to START by the submission deadline (see below).

All submissions must be in PDF format. Papers must follow the two-column format of EACL 2012. We strongly recommended the use of the style files provided on the workshop Web site.  We reserve the right to reject submissions that do not conform to these styles.

If you intend to submit your paper to several EACL 2012 workshops, please contact the workshop chairs beforehand.

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their research at the workshop.  Accepted papers will be published in the electronic workshop proceedings.  The workshop proceedings will be part of the EACL 2012 proceedings, published by ACL.

Full instructions for submissions and style files can be found on the workshop website at:


Important Dates:

Deadline for submission: February 4, 2012
Notification of acceptance: February 24, 2012
Revised version of papers: March 9, 2012
Workshop: April 23, 2012


Michael Piotrowski (University of Zurich, Switzerland), mxp at cl.uzh.ch
Cerstin Mahlow (University of Basel, Switzerland), cerstin.mahlow at unibas.ch
Robert Dale (Macquarie University, Australia), robert.dale at mq.edu.au

Program Committee:

Gerd Bräuer (University of Education Freiburg, Germany)
Jill Burstein (ETS, USA)
Rickard Domeij (The Language Council of Sweden, Sweden)
Kevin Egan (University of Southern California, USA)
Caroline Hagège (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)
Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Ola Karlsson (The Language Council of Sweden, Sweden)
Ola Knutsson (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Eva Lindgren (Umeå University, Sweden)
Aurélien Max (LIMSI, France)
Guido Nottbusch (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Daniel Perrin (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
Martin Reynaert (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
Gert Rijlaarsdam (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Koenraad de Smedt (University of Bergen, Norway)
Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi (University West, Sweden)
Eric Wehrli (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Carl Whithaus (UC Davis, USA)
Michael Zock (CNRS, France)

Further Information:


Workshop Contact Address:

clw2012 at lingured.info

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