Appel: NLPCS 2011, deadline extension to 8th of may, 2011

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed May 4 17:26:36 UTC 2011

Date: Tue, 03 May 2011 17:18:29 +0200
From: Michael Zock <Michael.Zock at>
Message-ID: <4DC01CC5.8090902 at>

8th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science
                             - NLPCS 2011
       Special Theme: Human-Machine Interaction in Translation

               20-21 August, 2011 - Copenhagen, Denmark

     Deadline Extension for Submission of Papers: 8th of May 2011

Publication of proceedings in CSL series (

Scope and Topics of NLPCS workshop

The aim of this workshop is to foster interactions among researchers
and practitioners in Natural Language Processing (NLP) working within
the paradigm of Cognitive Science (CS). Research into NLP involves
concepts and methods from many fields including artificial
intelligence, linguistics, computational linguistics, statistics,
computer science, and most importantly cognitive science.

The overall emphasis of the workshop is on the contribution of
cognitive science to language processing, including conceptualisation,
representation, discourse processing, meaning construction, ontology
building, and text mining.  The special theme of this year's NLPCS
workshop is "Human-Machine Interaction in Translation". Therefore, we
particularly welcome papers addressing aspects of human and machine
translation and human-computer interaction in translation.

Additional topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

      □ Cognitive and Psychological Models of NLP
      □ Computational Models of NLP
      □ Evolutionary NLP
      □ Situated (embodied) NLP
      □ Multimodality in speech / text processing
      □ Text Summarisation and Information Extraction
      □ Natural Language Interfaces and Dialogue Systems
      □ MultiLingual Processing
      □ Pragmatics and NLP
      □ Speech Processing
      □ Tools and Resources in NLP
      □ Human and Machine Translation
      □ Ontologies
      □ Text Mining
      □ Electronic Dictionaries
      □ Evaluation of NLP Systems

These topics can be addressed from any of the following perspectives:
full automation by machines for machine (traditional NLP or HLT),
semi-automated processing, i.e. machine-mediated processing (programs
assisting people in their tasks), simulation of human cognitive
processes. With this year’s special theme we also welcome submissions
on translators’ experiences with CAT tools, human-machine interface
design, methods for and evaluation of interactive machine translation,
feasibility studies, user simulation, etc.

Keynote Speaker at NLPCS: RMK Sinha, IIT Kanpur, India,
Title: Man-Machine Integration in the Translation Process: An Indian
The talk will cover the current MT research and translation industry
status in the Indian subcontinent.

Dr. Sinha is a Professor of Computer Science & Engineering and
Electrical Engineering at IIT Kanpur where he has been serving for
more than three decades. Dr. Sinha's major research concentration has
been in the areas of language technology and applied artificial
intelligence. In the early 70s, he worked on Devanagari OCR and was
the first person to work on the topic. In the late 70s and early 80s,
he worked on Indian script enabling and their computer processing. He
is the originator of the well-known multilingual GIST technology /
IDC, ISCII coding, INSCRIPT keyboarding and several other Indian
language technologies. Starting in the late 80s, he has been working
on computer processing of Indian languages. He is the originator of
AnglaBharati and AnuBharati technology for translation from English to
Indian languages and vice-versa. He is a member of TDIL working group,
National Translation Mission Advisory, Technical Advisory Committee of
CDAC, Standardization committee, Associate UNESCO chair in ORBICOM. He
is founding president of the Society for Machine Aids for Translation
and Communication (SMATAC), Fellow IETE, and Senior Member of IEEE. He
has been a visiting professor at Michigan State University, Wayne
State University, INRS Quebec and Asian Institute of Technology.

Paper Submission for NLPCS

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics
listed above. Papers should be in English, and instructions for
preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) should follow the
LNCS format. We accept short papers up to 4 pages and long papers up
to 12 pages. Since reviewing will be blind, papers should not include
names of authors and affiliations.

Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author’s identity should
be avoided. Once prepared, papers should be submitted electronically
for review in pdf format via the submission system
(  conf=nlpcs2011).
Selected long conference papers will be published in the CSL series

Important Dates for NLPCS 2011

    Paper Submission: 8th of May 2011
    Authors’ Notification: 12th of June 2011
    Final Paper Submission: 15th July 2011
    Registration and Payment: 15th July 2011
    Workshop 20-21 August 2011

Information will be updated at the workshop website :
Enquiries can be made to: NLPCS2011 at

NLPCS Co-chairs

  - Sharp B. Staffordshire University, UK
  - Zock, M. LIF- CNRS, France
  - Carl, M. Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  - Jakobsen, A. L. Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

NLPCS Workshop Program Committee

    Aretoulaki, M. (Dialog Connection, UK);
    Ball, J.T. (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA);
    Barnden, J. (Birmingham University, UK);
    Blanchon, H (IMAG, Grenoble, France);
    Carl, M. (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark);
    Casacuberta, F. (UPV, Spain);
    Cristea D. ( University "A.I.Cuza" of Iasi, Romania);
    Delmonte, R. (University of Texas, Dallas, USA);
    Endres-Niggemeyer, B. (Fachhochschule Hannover, Germany);
    Ferret, O. (CEA, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France);
    Fischer, I. ( University of Konstanz, Germany);
    Higgins, C.A. (Nottingham Trent University, UK);
    Higgins S.J.B (Nottingham Trent University, UK);
    Koehn P. (University of Edinburgh, UK);
    Kutz, O. (University of Bremen, Germany);
    Langlais P. (University of Montreal, Canada);
    Lapalme,G. (University of Montreal, Canada);
    Lepage Y (Waseda University, Japan);
    Macklovitch, E (Bureau de la traduction, Canada);
    Mladenic D. (J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia);
    Murray, W. E. (Boeing Research and Technology);
    Neustein, A. (Journal of Speech Technology, USA);
    Netter, K (Consulting GmbH, Saarbruecken, Germany);
    Rapp, R. (University of Leeds, UK);
    Roche, C. (Université de Savoie, France);
    Rosso, P. (UPV, Spain);
    Sedes, F. (Université de Toulouse, France);
    Schwab D (LIG-GETALP, Grenoble, France);
    Thompson G. (Liverpool University, UK);
    Tiedmann J (Uppsala University, Stockholm, Sweden);
    Tufis D. (Racai, Bucharest);
    Rayson P. (Lancaster University, UK);
    Sharp B (Staffordshire University, UK);
    Wandmacher, T. (Systran, Paris, France);
    Zock, M. (CNRS-LIF, France)

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