9th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science -- 2nd CFP

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
NLPCS 2012
In conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2012
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Bernadette Sharp
Michael Zock
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 30 March 2012

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 9 th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science (NLPCS 2012, http://www.iceis.org/NLPCS.aspx), to be held at Wroclaw (Poland) on june 28, 2012.

Bernadette Sharp & Michael Zock



9th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science, NLPCS 2012

28 June, 2012 - Wroclaw, Poland

In conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2012


Bernadette Sharp,
Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, b.sharp@staffs.ac.uk

Michael Zock,
CNRS-LIF, université de la Méditerranée (Aix-Marseille II), France, michael.zock@lif.univ-mrs.fr

SCOPE of the workshop

The aim of this workshop is to foster interactions among researchers and practitioners in Natural Language Processing (NLP) by taking a Cognitive Science perspective.

What characterizes this kind of approach is the fact that NLP is considered from various viewpoints (linguistics, psychology, statistics, computer science, artificial intelligence), and that a deliberate effort is made to reconcile or integrate these viewpoints into a coherent whole.

We believe that this is necessary, as the modeling of the process is simply too complex to be addressed by a single discipline. No matter whether we deal with a natural system (people), an artificial system (computers) or a combination of both (interactive NLP), systems rely on many types of very different knowledge sources. Hence, strategies vary considerably depending on the person (novice, expert), on the available knowledge (internal and external), and on the nature of the information processor : man, machine or both (man-machine communication, interactive NLP).

This being so, any of the following aspects are welcomed : structure, representation and processing of information by different agents (natural, artificial or both) and in different communication modes.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Ontologies
• Text mining
• Conceptualisation
• Meaning construction
• Electronic Dictionaries
• Evolutionary NLP
• Discourse processing
• Social cognition of language
• Multi-Lingual Processing
• Speech Processing
• Pragmatics and NLP
• Tools and Resources in NLP
• Evaluation of NLP Systems
• Embodied and situated NLP
• Computational Models of NLP
• Emotion and language processing
• Translation and Machine Translation
• Multimodality in speech / text processing
• Cognitive and Psychological Models of NLP
• Text Summarization and Information Extraction
• Natural Language Interfaces and Dialogue Systems


• Paper Submission: March 30, 2012
• Authors' Notification: April 20, 2012
• Final Paper Submission and Registration: May 4, 2012


M. Aretoulaki, Dialogconnection.com, UK
J. Ball, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
J. Barnden, Birmingham University, UK
M. Carl, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
D. Cristea, University "A.I.Cuza" of Iasi, Romania
C. Day, Keele University, UK
R. Delmonte, University of Texas, USA
B. Endres-Niggemeyer, Fachhochschule Hanover, Germany
O. Ferret, CEA, France
I. Fischer, University of Konstanz, Germany
N. Hernandez, LINAS, University of Nantes, France
S. Higgins, Nottingham University, UK
O. Kutz, University of Bremen, Germany
G. Lapalme, University of Montréal, Canada
D. Mladenic, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
W. R. Murray, Boeing Research and Technology, USA
A. Neustein, International Journal of Speech Technology, USA
K. Netter, Consulting GmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany B.
R. Rapp, University of Leeds, UK
P. Rayson, Lancaster University, UK
C. Roche, Université de Savoie, France
R. Schwitter, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
F. Sedes, Université de Toulouse, France
B. Sharp, Staffordshire University, UK
D. Schwab, LIG-GETALP, Grenoble, France
G. Thompson, Liverpool University, UK
D. Tufis, University "A.I.Cuza" of Iasi, Romania
T. Wandmacher, SYSTRAN, Paris, France
M. Zock, LIF-CNRS, Marseille, France


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above. Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at:

Please also check the Submission Guidelines (http://www.iceis.org/submissionguidelines.aspx). Papers should be original and their submission should be done electronically via the following link: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book —under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support— and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).


ICEIS Workshops - NLPCS 2012
e-mail: iceis.workshops.secretariat@insticc.org

Previous best papers were published in two special issues of the "International Journal of Speech Technology":

Rethinking Natural Language Processing for Speech Technology, vol. 11, 1-4, 2008
Expositions of Romanian scientists on the design of text-to-speech synthesis and natural language understanding and generation systems, vol. 12, 2-3, 2009