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IWPT 2009 : 11th International Conference on Parsing Technologies (short papers)


Conference Series : International Workshop/Conference on Parsing Technologies
When Oct 7, 2009 - Oct 9, 2009
Where Paris, France
Submission Deadline Jul 8, 2009
Notification Due Jul 15, 2009
Final Version Due Aug 15, 2009
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

Final Call for Papers

IWPT 2009, 11th International Conference on Parsing Technologies

Sponsored by ACL/SIGPARSE

October 7 - 9, 2009

Paris, France



Invited speakers:

==) John Carroll (University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
==) Mark Johnson (Brown University, Providence, RI, USA)
==) Joakim Nivre (University of Uppsala, Sweden)


ACL/SIGPARSE will host the 11th International Conference on Parsing
Technologies (IWPT'09) on October 7 - 9, 2009 in Paris, France, at
the University of Paris 7.

IWPT'09 continues the tradition of biennial workshops on parsing
technology organized by SIGPARSE, the Special Interest Group on
Parsing of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). The
first workshop, in Pittsburgh and Hidden Valley, was followed by
workshops in Cancun (Mexico) in 1991; Tilburg (Netherlands) and Durbuy
(Belgium) in 1993; Prague and Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) in 1995;
Boston/Cambridge (Massachusetts) in 1997; Trento (Italy) in 2000;
Beijing (China) in 2001; in Nancy (France) in 2003; in Vancouver
(Canada) (2005); and in Prague (Czech Republic) in 2007.

Topics of interest for IWPT'09
Topics of interest for IWPT'09 include, but are not limited to:

Theoretical and practical studies of parsing and transduction
algorithms for natural language sentences, texts, fragments,
dialogues, ill-formed sentences, speech input, multi-dimensional
(pictorial) or signed languages, multimedia (web) documents; parsing
issues arising or viewed in a multimodal and multilingual context;
parsing in relation to semantic and pragmatic information and
communication; cognitive aspects of grammar and their impact on
Knowledge-based and data-driven approaches are equally welcome.

Time schedule:
Deadline for full paper submission: 29 May, 2009 (passed)
Full papers notification of acceptance: 1 July, 2009
Deadline for short paper submission: 8 July, 2009
Short papers notification of acceptance: 15 July, 2009
Final papers due: 15 August, 2009
Conference: 7 - 9 October, 2009

Submitting Papers
Two types of submissions are invited:
- full papers (submission deadline passed)
- short papers, to be presented at the conference in the form of a
short oral presentation plus a poster; four-page summaries will be
published in the conference proceedings.

Full papers should be concerned with completed work or intermediate
results of ongoing work, rather than with intended work.
Short papers may also describe planned or starting research or
untested ideas.

The reviewing of the papers will be blind. The paper should not
include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore,
self-citations and other references (e.g. to projects, corpora, or
software) that could reveal the author's identity should be
avoided. For example, instead of "We previously showed (Smith, 1991)
...", write "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...".

Instructions for authors
Prospective authors are invited to send their submissions
through the electronic submission page of the conference. The only
accepted format for submitted papers is PDF. Full papers should not
exceed 12 pages; short papers should not exceed 4 pages.

Detailed formatting and submission instructions for authors are
available through the IWPT'09 home page at:

For all inquiries send mail to or to

Programme Committee
All submitted papers will be reviewed by (or under the supervision of)
the international IWPT'09 Programme Committee, consisting of the
following members:

Philippe Blache (CNRS/Provence University, Aix-en-Provence, France)
Harry Bunt (TiCC, Tilburg University, Netherlands)
David Chiang(USC/ISI, Marina del Rey, USA)
John Carroll (University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
Stephen Clarck (Oxford Unniversity, UK)
Eric Villemonte de la Clergerie (INRIA, Rocquencourt, France) (chair)
Jason Eisner (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA)
James Henderson (University of Edinburgh,UK)
Julia Hockenmaier (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)
Aravind Joshi (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)
Ronald Kaplan (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, USA)
Martin Kay (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, USA)
Sadao Kurohashi (University of Kyoto, Japan)
Alon Lavie (Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA)
Rob Malouf (San Diego State University, USA)
Yuji Matsumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Paola Merlo (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Bob Moore (Microsoft, Redmond, USA)
Mark-Jan Nederhof (University of St. Andrews, Scotland)
Joakim Nivre (University of Uppsala, Sweden)
Gertjan van Noord (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Stephan Oepen (University of Oslo, Norway)
Stefan Riezler (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, USA)
Giorgio Satta (University of Padua, Italy)
Kenji Sagae (Institute for Creative Technologies, Marina del Rey, USA)
Khalil Sima'an (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Hozumi Tanaka (Chukyo University, Japan)
K. Vijay-Shanker (University of Delaware, USA)
Eric Wehrli (LATL, University of Geneva, Switzerland)
David Weir (University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
Shuly Wintner (University of Haifa, Israel)
Dekai Wu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)

General Chair: Harry Bunt (Tilburg University, Netherlands)

Program Chair: Eric Villemonte de la Clergerie (INRIA, Rocqencourt, France)

Logistic Arrangements Chair: Laurence Danlos (University of Paris 7, France)

Further information
Additional information about IWPT'07 is available at the URL:

At the SIGPARSE website

there is also information about previous IWPTs, proceedings,
books based on IWPTs, and SIGPARSE related activities.

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