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NLPCS 2013 : 10th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science


Conference Series : Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science
When Oct 15, 2013 - Oct 16, 2013
Where Marseille, France
Submission Deadline Jun 5, 2013
Notification Due Jul 31, 2013
Final Version Due Sep 15, 2013
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers


10th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science
NLPCS 2013

15-16th October 2013, Marseille, France
(17th October 2013: Tutorials, to be confirmed)

Bernadette Sharp (Staffordshire University, United Kingdom,

and Michael Zock (CNRS-LIF, Aix-Marseille université, France,

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. Given the breadth of the topic, we welcome reports on
work from many perspectives, including but not limited to computational
linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, language learning,
artificial intelligence, etc.

Hence, topics of interest include, without being limited to:
- Computational Models of NLP
- Cognitive and Psychological Models of NLP
- Emotion and Language Processing
- Evolutionary NLP
- Discourse Processing
- Pragmatics and NLP
- Social Cognition of Language
- Embodied and Situated NLP
- Multimodality in Speech / Text Processing
- Text Summarisation and Information Extraction
- Natural Language Interfaces and Dialogue Systems
- Translation and Machine Translation
- Multi-Lingual Processing
- Speech Processing
- Tools and Resources in NLP
- Corpus Linguistics
- Text mining
- Ontologies

These topics can be addressed from any of the following perspectives: full
automation by machines for machine (traditional NLP or Human Language
Technology), semi-automated processing, i.e. machine-mediated processing
(programs assisting people in their tasks), simulation of human cognitive

Important dates
Paper Submission: 15 June 2013
Authors' Notification: 31 July 2013
Final Paper Submission and Registration: 15 September 2013
Registration for Tutorial: To be confirmed (limited to max. 30 participants

Workshop program committee
- Alario, F.X. (LPC, Aix-Marseille Université, France)
- Aretoulaki, M. (, UK)
- Ball, J. (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
- Barnden, J. (Birmingham University, UK)
- Bel-Enguix, G. (GRLMC, Tarragona, Spain)
- Blache, P. (LPL, Aix-Marseille Université, Aix en Provence, France)
- Carl, M. (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
- Cristea, D. (University A.I.Cuza, Iasi, Romania)
- Day, C. (Keele University, UK)
- Delmonte, R. (universita' Ca' Foscari, Venice, Italy)
- Endres-Niggemeyer, B. (Fachhochschule Hanover, Germany)
- Ferret, O. (CEA, Saclay, France)
- Fischer, I. (University of Konstanz, Germany)
- Fontenelle, T. (Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European
Union, Luxemburg)
- Frenck-Demestre, C. (LPL, Aix-Marseille Université, Aix en Provence,
- Gala, N. (LIF, Aix-Marseille Université, France)
- Gardent, C. (LORIA, Nancy, France)
- Hernandez, N. (LINAS, University of Nantes, France)
- Higgins, S. (Nottingham University, UK)
- Kutz, O. (University of Bremen, Germany)
- Lapalme, G. (University of Montréal, Canada)
- Max, A. (LIMSI, Orsay, France)
- Mladenic, D. (J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
- Murray, W. R. (Boeing Research and Technology, USA)
- Neustein, A. (International Journal of Speech Technology, USA)
- Netter, K. (Consulting GmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany)
- Pirrelli, V. (ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
- Rapp, R. (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
- Rayson, R. (Lancaster University, UK)
- Roche, C. (Condillac-LISTIC,â^À¨Université de Savoie, Le Bourget du
Lac, France)
- Rosso, P. (NLEL, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
- Schwitter, R. (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)
- Sedes, F. (Université de Toulouse, France)
- Sharp, B. (Staffordshire University, UK)
- Schwab, D. (LIG-GETALP, Grenoble, France)
- Thompson, G. (Liverpool University, UK)
- Tufis, M. (RACAI, Bucarest, Romania)
- Valituti, A. (Helsinki Institute of Information Technology, Finland)
- Wandmacher, T. (SYSTRAN, Paris, France)
- Zock, M. (LIF-CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France)

Paper submission
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed
above. Instructions for pre-paring the manuscript are available from

Secretariat contacts
Email: or

Previous publications
Previous best papers were published in two special issues of the
"International Journal of Speech Technology" and in a book:
- 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
- Neustein, A. & Markowitz, J.A. (eds.) Where Humans Meet Machines:
Innovative Solutions to Knotty Natural Language Problems, Springer
Verlag, Heidelberg/New York, in press

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