Appel: AI, Cognitive Semantics , Computational Linguistics and Logics (AICogSem)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Nov 18 21:47:28 UTC 2011

Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:04:20 +0100
From: Florence Le Priol <florence.le_priol at>
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DEAD LINE November 21, 2011

AI, Cognitive Semantics , Computational Linguistics and Logics
Special Track at
The 25th International FLAIRS Conference
In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence
Marco Island, Florida
May 23rd – 25th, 2012
Paper submission deadline: November 21st, 2011. 
Notifications: January 20th, 2012.
Camera ready version due: February 20th, 2012.

All accepted papers will be published as FLAIRS proceedings by the AAAI.

Call for Papers 
What is “AI, Cognitive Semantics, Computational Linguistics and Logics” ?
Traditionally, the study of computational linguistics has been performed
by computer scientists, specializing in the application of computers to
the processing of a natural language.

Today, computational linguists often work as members of
interdisciplinary teams, including linguists (specifically trained in
linguistics), language experts (persons with some level of ability in
the languages relevant to a given project), and computer scientists. In
general, computational linguistics draws upon the involvement of
linguists, computer scientists, experts in artificial intelligence,
mathematicians, logicians, cognitive scientists, cognitive
psychologists, psycholinguists, anthropologists and neuroscientists,
among others.

Computational linguistics must become more connected to the cognitive
sciences through the development of cognitive semantic
theories. Computational linguistics is connected to artificial
intelligence through the development of methods and algorithms for all
aspects of language analysis and their computer implementation. We can
see language analysis divided into two parts: theoretical analysis and
application. The theoretical aspect includes standard areas studied in
linguistics: semantics, syntax, and morphology. Semantic theories guide
the development of syntactic theories and morphology. Semantic theories
can be based on some specific features of computation, but at the
present stage of research, there is a gap between linguistic analysis
and computer applications in two senses: there are many computer
applications without linguistic theoretical support and, conversely,
there are a number of theoretical methods with no computer
implementation. Another epistemological feature of the present stage of
research is that most computational linguistic methods are focused on
statistical approaches. The advantage of these methods is that they are
easy to apply but the drawback is that they distort the qualitative and
genuine cognitive features of language.

The goal of this track is to provide an international forum for
discussing the latest approaches in subfields of computational
linguistics related to cognitive semantics and to artificial
intelligence. Its aim is also to exchange ideas concerning the way of
building efficient systems of language analysis based on cognitive
semantic models.

Its mission is to prove the increase of interaction between modeling in
cognitive semantics and computer implementation: a good system analysis
requires a good semantic model as framework. On the other hand, the need
for semantic models other than those based on statistical methods has to
be proved.

What is the GOAL of the track?
This track is intended to present works ranking from logical and
mathematical models in syntax and semantics (logic of objects,
topological theories of time and space etc.) as foundations of the
design and analysis to natural language processing systems.

Who might be interested?
Special tracks, held in parallel with the general conference, are an
integral part of the conference. They provide researchers in focused
areas the opportunity to meet and present their work, and offer a forum
for interaction among the broader community of artificial intelligence
Topics of interest are in all areas related to artificial intelligence.

What kind of studies will be of interest?
Papers and contributions are encouraged for any work relating to AI,
Cognitive Semantics, Computational Linguistics and Logics. Topics of
interest may include (but are in no way limited to)

1.cognitive semantics,
2.logics of language,
3.language modeling,
4.computational linguistics (lexicology; morphology; syntax; semantics).

Note: We invite original papers (i.e. work not previously submitted, in
submission, or to be submitted to another conference during the
reviewing process).

Invited Speakers
Jean-Pierre DESCLES, professor, Paris-Sorbonne University, France

Submission Guidelines
Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI
formatting guidelines. The papers should be original work (i.e., not
submitted, in submission, or submitted to another conference while in
review). FULL Papers should not exceed 6 pages; SHORT papers (for poster
presentations) should not exceed 4 pages; Abstracts (for poster
presentations, maximum of 300 words) are also invited. All submissions
are due by November 21st, 2011. For FLAIRS-25, the 2012 conference, the
reviewing is a double-blind process. Please replace author names and
affiliations with Xs on submitted papers to provide double-blind
reviewing. Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair
conference system, which can be accessed through the main conference web
site ( When making a submission, authors
should indicate the [your track name] special track. The proceedings of
FLAIRS will be published by the AAAI. Authors of accepted papers will be
required to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to
AAAI. FLAIRS requires that there be at least one full author
registration per paper.

Conference Proceedings
Papers will be refereed and all accepted papers will appear in the
conference proceedings, which will be published by AAAI Press.  

Organizing Committee
Ismail Biskri, Université de Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada,
Ismail_Biskri at

Adel Jebali, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada,
ajebali at

Florence Le Priol, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, France,
florence.le_priol at

Anca Pascu, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France,
Anca.Pascu at

Current Program Committee
Maryvonne Abraham, Institut TELECOM, TELECOM-Bretagne, France, Maryvonne.Abraham at
David Banks, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France, David.Banks at
Ismail Biskri (co-chair), Universite de Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada, Ismail_Biskri at
Walter Carnielli, University of Campinas, Brazil, carniell at
Richard Dapoigny, Université de Savoie, France, richard.dapoigny at
Jean-Pierre Desclés, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, France, Jean-pierre.Descles at
Brahim Djioua, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France, Brahim.Djioua at
Kathelijne Denturck, Ecole de Traduction et d'Interprétation, Haute Ecole de Gand, Belgium, kathelijne.denturck at
Rim Faiz, IHEC de Carthage, Université du 7 novembre à Carthage, Tunisia, Rim.Faiz at
Boris Galitsky, Knowledge Trail, MA, USA, bgalitsky at
Vera Goodacre, George Mason University, USA, VeraGooda at
Zlatka Guentchéva, CNRS, France, guentche at
Ewa Gwiazdecka, Universiy of Warsawa, Poland, ewa.gwiazdecka at
Susan Haller, University of Wisconsin, USA, hallersm at
Eva Hajiova, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, hajicova at
Adel Jebali (co-chair), Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, ajebali at
Klara Ladji, University of Tirana, Albania, klagji at
Guy Lapalme, Université de Montréal, Canada, lapalme at
Peter Lazarov, Université de Sofia, Bulgaria, Petar.Lazarov at
Florence Le Priol (co-chair), Université de Paris-Sorbonne, France, florence.le_priol at
Leila Kosseim, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, kosseim at
Jean-Guy Meunier, Université de Québec à Montréal,Canada, meunier.jean-guy at
Ghassan Mourad, Université de Beyrouth, Lebanon, Ghassan.Mourad at
Anca Pascu (co-chair), Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France, Anca.Pascu at
Patrice Pognan, INALCO, Paris, France, mcertal at
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, USA, jamesp at
Christophe Roche, Université de Savoie, France, Christophe.Roche at
Benoît Sauzay, France TELECOM, benoit.sauzay at
Jong-Seok Soh, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea, sjs_cog at
Jungyeon Suh, Seoul Women's University, Seoul, Korea, alasseur13 at
Jana Sukkariek, ETS, USA, JSukkarieh at ETS.ORG
Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield, UK, yorick at

Further Information
Questions regarding the AI, Cognitive Semantics , Computational
Linguistics and Logics Special Track should be addressed to the track
co-chairs (see Organizing Committee).

Questions regarding Special Tracks should be addressed to Chutima
Boonthum, chutima.boonthum at

Conference Chair:

H. Chad Lane, University of Southern California Institute for Creative
Technologies, USA

Program Co-Chairs:

G. Michael Youngblood, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Philip McCarthy, The University of Memphis, USA

Special Tracks Coordinator:

Chutima Boonthum, Hampton University, USA

Conference Web Sites
Paper submission site: follow the link for submissions at
FLAIRS-25 conference web page: 
Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS): 

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