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PUaNLP 2016 : Special Session on Partiality, Underspecification and Natural Language Processing at ICAART


When Feb 24, 2016 - Feb 26, 2016
Where Rome
Submission Deadline Nov 30, 2015
Notification Due Dec 9, 2015
Final Version Due Dec 17, 2015
Categories    computational linguistics   NLP   PARSING   semantics

Call For Papers


Partiality, Underspecification, and Natural Language Processing - PUaNLP 2016

Special Session at ICAART 2016

Rome, Italy | 24 - 26 February, 2016

Extended Deadline for Paper Submission: November 30, 2015

Computational and technological developments that incorporate natural language are proliferating. Adequate coverage encounters difficult problems related to partiality, underspecification, and context-dependency, which are signature features of information in nature and natural languages. Furthermore, agents (humans or computational systems) can participate in informational content, or influence its flow as information conveyors and interpreters.

The session covers theoretical work, advanced applications, approaches, and techniques for computational models of information and its presentation by language (artificial, human, or natural in other ways). The goal is to promote intelligent natural language processing and related models of thought, mental states, reasoning, and other cognitive processes.


The session invites contributions relevant to the following topics, without limitations to them:

- Type theories for applications to language and information processing

- Computational grammar

- Computational semantics

- Computational syntax-semantics interface

- Parsing

- Multilingual processing

- Large-scale grammars of natural languages

- Models of computation and algorithms for natural language processing

- Integration of interdisciplinary methods, e.g., formal, computational, model theoretic, graphical, diagrammatic, statistical, and other related methods

- Computational models of partiality, underspecification, and context-dependency

- Models of situations, contexts, and agents, for applications to language processing

- Bio-information and natural language

- Language processing based on biological fundamentals of information and languages

- Computational neuroscience of language


Paper Submission: November 30, 2015
Authors Notification: December 9, 2015
Camera Ready and Registration: December 17, 2015


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.

Instructions for preparing the manuscripts (in Word and Latex formats) are available at ICAART 2016 website ( Please, check the page Guidelines and Templates:

Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at:


The publication rules for PUaNLP are the same as for ICAART conference. Regular Papers classified as Full Papers will be assigned a 12-page limit in the Conference Proceedings, while Regular Papers classified as Short Papers have an 8-page limit. For more details, see the Guidelines and Templates of ICAART 2016:

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a LNAI Series book.


Roussanka Loukanova, Stockholm University, Sweden 
M. Dolores Jiménez-López, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark


If you have any question please feel free to contact us at the following addresses: 

M. Dolores Jiménez-López (
Roussanka Loukanova (

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