[Elsnet-list] PRE workshop at CogSci: extended deadline (25 May)

Albert Gatt albert.gatt at um.edu.mt
Thu May 12 11:50:45 CEST 2011


Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the gap between computational,
empirical and theoretical approaches to reference (PRE-CogSci 2011)

20 July 2011, Boston, Massachusetts. This workshop is organized as part of
the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2011)

Website: http://pre2011.uvt.nl/
Email: precogsci2011 at gmail.com

We invite submissions on all topics related to reference production, and
particularly encourage work that combines experimental, computational and
theoretical approaches. Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

- different kinds of referring expressions; when are which types of
reference (pronouns, descriptions, etc.) most appropriate?
- when and how do human speakers produce complex descriptions (e.g.,
plurals, quantified descriptions, relational descriptions)?
- psychologically plausible computational models of reference production
- vagueness: the use of vague (e.g. gradable) predicates in referring
- individual variation and non-determinism in reference production
- referential overspecification: why and how do speakers overspecify?
- referential underspecification: production of descriptions which do not
uniquely identify a referent
- referring expressions in interactive settings; audience design,
- adaptation and alignment
- ambiguity avoidance in references
- common ground, cooperativeness and shared/private information in reference
- realization of referring expressions (including speech and gesture)
- visual scene perception and its influence on the production of referring
- how do social and contextual factors influence reference production
- data-collection and experimental evaluation method

Extended abstract submission:
Paper selection will be based on extended, 1000 word abstracts. NOTE THAT
The only accepted format for submitted abstracts is PDF.
Abstracts should be submitted here:

Final submission:
Upon acceptance, authors are invited to prepare a 4-6 page paper using the
CogSci author kit. Final versions need to be submitted as PDF. Papers will
be published in on line proceedings, and the authors retain the copyrights.

Special issue:
We aim to publish a special issue related to this workshop in Language and
Cognitive Processes. A separate call for papers for this special issue will
be distributed in due course.

If authors have any questions, they should contact the workshop organizers
at precogsci2011 at gmail.com

Invited speakers:

- Jeannette Gundel (University of Minnesota - theoretical linguistics),
- Amanda Stent (AT&T Labs -  computational linguistics and dialogue),
- Dale Barr (University of Glasgow - psycholinguistics)


- Kees van Deemter, University of Aberdeen
- Albert Gatt, University of Malta
- Roger van Gompel, University of Dundee
- Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg University

The following researchers have agreed to be members of the Program

- Jennifer Arnold, University of North Carolina, USA
- Adrian Bangerter, Universite de Neuchatel, Switzerland
- Dale Barr, University of Glasgow, UK
- Susan Brennan, Stony Brook University, USA
- Sarah Brown-Schmidt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
- Robert Dale, Macquarie University, Australia
- Victor Ferreira, University of California, USA
- Claire Gardent, CNRS, France
- Simon Garrod, University of Glasgow, UK
- Jeanette Gundel, University of Minnesota, USA
- Martijn Goudbeek, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
- Markus Guhe, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Ellen Gurman Bard, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Daphna Heller, University of Toronto, Canada
- Helmut Horacek, University of the Saarlandes, Germany
- John Kelleher, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
- Alfons Maes, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
- Danielle Matthews, University of Sheffield, UK
- Linda Moxey, University of Glasgow, UK
- Martin Pickering, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Paul Piwek, Open University, UK
- Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen, UK
- David Reitter, Pittsburgh University, USA
- Jan-Peter de Ruiter, University of Bielefeld, Germany
- Advaith Siddharthan, University of Aberdeen, UK
- Amanda Stent, AT&T Labs, USA
- Matthew Stone, Rutgers University, USA
- Takenobu Tokunaga, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
- Duane Watson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Important Dates:

- May 25, 2011: Deadline for abstract submission
- June 13, 2011: Notification of acceptance
- July 8, 2009: Deadline for full paper submission
- July 20, 2009: Workshop
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