[Elsnet-list] Call for Papers: International Conference on Dependency Linguistics, Depling 2011

kim gerdes kim.gerdes at univ-paris3.fr
Mon Apr 18 17:54:56 CEST 2011

Last Call for Papers

Important Dates
   * Submission deadline: May 1
   * Notification of acceptance: June 10
   * Camera-ready copy of papers due: July 10
   * Depling Conference: September 5-7

The Depling conference responds to the growing need for a linguistic
conference dedicated to approaches in syntax, semantics and the
lexicon that are centered around dependency structures as a central
linguistic notion.

In the past decade, dependencies, directed labeled graph structures
representing hierarchical relations between morphemes, words and
semantic units, with a strong reference to the lexicon, have become
the near-standard representation and annotation schemes in
computational linguistics, parsing, generation, and other fields of
natural language processing. The linguistic significance of these
structures often remains vague, and the need for the development of
common notational and formal grounds is felt strongly by many people
working in these domains.

In general terms, the conference will investigate:

   * The use of dependency structures in the description of
interesting syntactic and semantic phenomena, especially in a
cross-linguistic perspective, including linguistic phenomena for which
classical simple phrase-structure based models have proven to be
   * The modelling of lexical phenomena and their role in the
dependency view of linguistics.
   * The applications of dependency analyses to natural language
processing, including machine translation, parsing, generation,
information extraction, etc.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

   * The use of dependency trees in syntactic analysis, description,
formalization, parsing, generation, and corpus annotation of written
and spoken texts.
   * The use of semantic valency-based predicate and actancy graph
structures and their link to classical logic.
   * The elaboration of formal dictionaries for dependency-based
syntax and semantics, including descriptions of collocations and
paradigmatic links.
   * Links to morphology and linearization of dependency structures,
using for example topological field theories
   * Dependency-like structures beyond the sentence as annotation
scheme for discourse phenomena.
   * The description and formalization of semantic and pragmatic
phenomena related to information structure.
   * History, epistemology, and psycholinguistic relevance of
dependency grammar, including its relation to generative approaches to

We are also interested in work on questions such as:

   * What are the differences and similarities between theta roles,
valencies, f-structures, TAG derivation trees, (subcategorization)
frames, semantic role labelling, etc?
   * Which corpus annotations using head-daughter relations on words
are formally and linguistically equivalent, which are not?
   * How to describe syntax-semantic interfaces between dependency structures?


Depling 2011 will take place at the Pompeu Fabra University in
Barcelona, organized by Leo Wanner (UPF), Lorraine Baqué (UAB), and
the teams TALN (UPF) and flexSem (UAB).

The conference is chaired by Eva Hajičová (Charles University in
Prague) and Kim Gerdes (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris).

Invited speakers: Igor Mel'čuk (University of Montreal) and Joakim
Nivre (Uppsala University).

The program committee of the Depling 2011 conference:
Margarita Alonso Ramos          University of La Coruña
Lorraine Baqué          Autonomous University of Barcelona
David Beck              University of Alberta, Edmonton
Xavier Blanco           Autonomous University of Barcelona
Bernd Bohnet            Stuttgart University
Igor Boguslavsky                Polytechnical University of Madrid
Marie Candito           University Paris 7
Éric de la Clergerie            University Paris 7
Michael Collins         Columbia University, New York
Benoit Crabbé           University Paris 7
Denys Duchier           University of Orléans
Jason Eisner            Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Dina El Kassas          Miniya University
Gülşen Cebiroğlu Eryiğit                Istanbul Technical University
Charles J. Fillmore             University of California, Berkeley
Koldo Gojenola          University of the Basque Country, Bilbao
Jan Hajič               Charles University in Prague
Hans-Jürgen Heringer            University of Augsburg
Richard Hudson          University College London
Leonid Iomdin           Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Lidija Iordanskaja              University of Montreal
Aravind Joshi           University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Sylvain Kahane          University Paris Ouest
Marco Kuhlmann          Uppsala University
François Lareau         Macquarie University, Sydney
Alessandro Lenci                University of Pisa
Leonardo Lesmo          University of Turin
Haitao Liu              Zhejiang University, Hangzhou
Henning Lobin           University of Gießen
Chris Manning           Stanford University
Igor Mel'čuk            University of Montreal
Wolfgang Menzel         University of Hamburg
Kemal Oflazer           Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
Ryan McDonald           Google Research, New York
Piet Mertens            University of Leuven
Jasmina Milićević               Dalhousie University, Halifax
Dipti Misra Sharma              IIIT, Hyderabad
Henrik Høeg Muller              Copenhagen Business School
Jee-Sun Nam             Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul
Alexis Nasr             University of Marseille
Joakim Nivre            Uppsala University
Gertjan van Noord               University of Groningen
Martha Palmer           University of Colorado, Boulder
Jarmila Panevova                Charles University in Prague
Alain Polguère          Nancy University
Prokopis Prokopidis             ILSP, Athens
Owen Rambow             Columbia University, New York
Ines Rehbein            Saarland University, Saarbrücken
Petr Sgall              Charles University in Prague
Davy Temperley          University of Rochester
Robert Van Valin                Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf

Related Event
The conference Depling 2011 will be held in conjunction with the Fifth
International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory to take place
immediately after Depling 2011.

The proceedings will be published as an open access publication. A
selection of articles proposing interesting connections of linguistic
theories and natural language processing will appear in longer
versions at Springer.

Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed
work or in the case of posters ongoing research rather than intended
work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the
reported results. Submissions will be judged on correctness,
originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to the
conference, and interest to the attendees.

Submissions presented at the conference should mostly contain new
material that has not been presented at any other meeting with
publicly available proceedings. Papers that are being submitted in
parallel to other conferences or workshops must indicate this on the
title page. Papers containing significant overlap with previously
published work should include this information in a seperate text file
(to be submitted alongside the paper on the easychair site).


The deadline for the submission of papers is 11:59pm (Pacific Standard
Time (GMT-8)) May 1, 2011. Submission will be electronic in PDF format
through the Depling page on EasyChair.

Papers may consist of up to 10 pages of content (including references
and figures). All submissions should follow the two-column format and
the style guidelines. We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style
files, OpenDocument or Microsoft Word templates tailored for this
year's conference, based on the ACL format.

Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, the paper must
not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore,
self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We
previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", must be avoided. Instead, use
citations such as "Smith (1991) previously showed ...". Papers that do
not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

depling at depling.org

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