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LACL 2016 : Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics


Conference Series : Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics
When Dec 5, 2016 - Dec 7, 2016
Where Nancy, France
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2016
Notification Due Sep 1, 2016
Final Version Due Sep 20, 2016
Categories    NLP   theoretical computer science

Call For Papers

LACL 2016 20th anniversary edition
Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics
LORIA Nancy, December 5-7 2016


LACL'2016 is the 20th anniversary of the international conference on
Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics that was launched in
Nancy in 1996. The scope of this conference is the use of type
theoretic, proof theoretic and model theoretic methods for describing
natural language syntax, semantics and pragmatics as well as the
implementation of natural language processing software relying on
logical formalisation. As 20 years ago LACL will also take place at
Loria in Nancy.


Computer scientists, linguists, mathematicians and philosophers are
invited to present their work on the use of logical methods in
computational linguistics and natural language processing, in natural
language analysis, generation or acquisition.

Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:

- Logical foundation of syntactic formalisms, in particular categorial
grammars and other type theoretic grammars, parsing as deduction,
model theoretic syntax;
- Logical frameworks for lexical semantics;
- Logical semantics of sentences, discourse and dialogue;
- Applications of these logical frameworks to natural language
processing tasks (automated analysis, generation, acquisition,
textual inference);
- Applications of the logical formalisation of language faculty to
cognitive sciences.


Maria ALONI (ILLC, Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Johan BOS (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Shalom LAPPIN (Göteborgs universitet)
Louise McNALLY (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)


Articles should be written in the LaTeX format of LNCS by Springer
(see authors instructions at

There will be two kinds of papers:
- Regular (long) papers between 12 and 16 pages --- authors willing to
submit lengthier papers should contact the committee.
- Short papers (work in progress, position papers) between 4 and 8

Submission is exclusively admitted electronically, in PDF format,
through the EasyChair system. The submission site is

It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at the meeting by
one of its authors.


Accepted papers will be published as a volume of the FoLLI subline of
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Links to the edited volumes
of the previous editions are availabe at


Paper submission deadline: June 15, 2016
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2016
Camera ready copies due: September 20, 2016
Conference dates: December 5-7 2016


Christian Retoré (Université de Montpellier, LIRMM-CNRS),, PC chair
Maxime Amblard (Université de Lorraine,),, main organizer
Philippe de Groote (LORIA/INRIA, Nancy Grand Est),, publicity chair
Sylvain Pogodalla (LORIA/INRIA, Nancy Grand Est),, local chair
Nicholas Asher (IRIT/CNRS, Toulouse)
Denis Béchet (LINA/CNRS Université de Nantes)
Daisuke Bekki (Ochninamizu University, Tokyo)
Raffaella Bernardi (Università di Trento)
Gemma Boleda (Università di Trento)
Heather Burnett (LLF/CNRS, Paris)
Wojciech Buszkowski (Poznan University)
Stergios Chatzikyriakidis (Göteborg University)
Robin Cooper (Göteborg University)
Valeria de Paiva (Nuance Communications, Cupertino)
Marcus Egg (Humboldt-universität zu Berlin)
Annie Foret (IRISA, Université Rennes 1)
Nissim Francez (Technion, Haifa)
Makoto Kanazawa (NII, Tokyo)
Greg Kobele (University of Chicago)
Marcus Kracht (University of Bielefeld)
Hans Leiss (Universität München)
Robert Levine (Ohio State University)
Zhaohui Luo (Royal Holloway College, University of London)
Alda Mari (IJN/CNRS Paris, & University of Chicago)
Michael Moortgat (Universiteit Utrecht, UiL OTS)
Richard Moot (LaBRI/CNRS, Bordeaux)
Glyn Morrill (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona)
Larry Moss (University of Indiana)
Carl Pollard (The Ohio State University)
Jean-Philippe Prost (LIRMM/CNRS, Université de Montpellier)
Myriam Quatrini (I2M, Aix-Marseille Université)
Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (Queen Mary College, University of London)
Sergei Soloviev (IRIT, Université Toulouse III)
Stephanie Solt (Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin)
Edward Stabler (Nuance Communications, Cupertino)
Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh)
Jakub Szymanik (ILLC, Universteit van Amsterdam)
Isabelle Tellier (Lattice, Université Paris 3)
Laure Vieu (IRIT/CNRS)
Marek Zawadowsky (University of Warsaw)

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