[Elsnet-list] CFP: CoSLI-3: Workshop on Computational Models of Spatial Language Interpretation and Generation

Simon Dobnik cosli2013 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 10:07:32 CET 2013

Call for Papers - Submission Deadline 14 January 2013

CoSLI-3: Workshop on Computational Models of Spatial Language
Interpretation and Generation
Co-located with the 10th International Conference on Computational Semantic
Potsdam, Germany
March 19, 2013


The development of a wide class of so-called situated systems such as
robotics, virtual characters, and Geographic Information Systems is
heavily dependent on the existence of adequate models of spatial
language in order to allow users to interact with these systems when
standard graphical, textual, or tactile modes of communication are
infeasible or inconvenient.

While early models of spatial term semantics relied on geometrically
motivated formal representations, it is now widely recognized that
spatial term meaning is also dependent on functional and pragmatic
features. Consequently, representations of spatial term semantics must
accommodate geometric, functional and pragmatics aspects of situated
meaning. The aim of this workshop is to draw together the often
orthogonal views on formal symbolic and situated spatial language in
order to foster theories and representations which do justice to the
complexity and situated nature of spatial language use.


Generally, the CoSLI workshop welcomes contributions that address
symbolic and embodied spatial language interpretation and generation.
Such work includes both formal and empirical models of spatial language
templates and linguistic calculi, corpus-based and statistical methods,
combinations of symbolic and sub-symbolic representations, and aspects
of sensory-motor and multi-modal information. Contributions to spatial
language interpretation and generation that integrate results from
empirical and psychological frameworks for spatial language and that can
improve and support situated natural language systems are also welcomed.
We particularly welcome contributions dealing with accounts that bridge
the gap between formal representations and situated systems.

This year the workshop is co-located with the IWCS conference and
welcomes contributions dealing with any of the topics relevant to the
main IWCS conference that address cognitive, symbolic, and situated
theories and representations of spatial language, including (but not
limited to):

* representation of meaning
* syntax-semantics interface
* representing and resolving semantic ambiguity
* shallow and deep semantic processing and reasoning
* hybrid symbolic and statistical approaches to representing semantics
* alternative approaches to compositional semantics
* inference methods for computational semantics
* machine learning of semantic structures
* statistical semantics
* computational aspects of lexical semantics
* semantics and ontologies
* semantic web and natural language processing
* semantic aspects of language generation
* multimodal and grounded approaches to computing meaning
* semantics-pragmatics interface
* models of semantic acquisition

Programme Committee:

Michel Aurnague: University of Toulouse-Le Mirail, France
Kenny Coventry: University of East Anglia, UK
Max Egenhofer: University of Maine, USA
Carola Eschenbach: University of Hamburg, Germany
Nick Hawes: University of Birmingham, UK
Shi Hui:  University of Bremen, Germany
Matthew Klenk: Palo Alto Research Center, USA
Alexander Klipple: Penn State, USA
Valia Kordoni: University of Saarland, Germany
Kate Lockwood: California State University, USA
Philippe Muller: Univeristy Paul Sabatier, France
Ekaterina Ovchinnikova: University of Southern California, USA
Ehud Reitter: University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Stefanie Tellex: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Kees van Deemter: University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Emile van der Zee: University of Lincoln, UK
Martijn van Otterlo: Radboud University Nimegen, The Netherlands
Hendrik Zender: Nuance Communications
Joost Zwartz: University of Utrecht, The Netherlands


All papers should be submitted in English as PDF documents. Note that
submissions must be anonymous. We welcome full papers of length 4-6
pages formatted in accordance with the Springer LNCS style (see
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html ).

Submissions can be made via the CoSLI-3 START Conference Managements
system website:


For any queries please contact us at: cosli2013 <- at -> gmail <-.-> com


Submission Deadline 	14 January 2013
Notification 	        18 February 2013
Camera Ready Deadline 	 4 March 2013
Workshop Day 	        19 March 2013


John Kelleher and Robert Ross, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Simon Dobnik, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

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