Note that the short papers' deadline has been extended to the 22 July, 2009
Call for Papers
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11th International Conference on Parsing Technologies ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sponsored by ACL/SIGPARSE
October 7 - 9, 2009
~~~ http://alpage.inria.fr/iwpt09 ~~~
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 parsing. Knowledge-based and data-driven approaches are equally welcome.
Time schedule: (short paper deadline has been extended to the 22 July, 2009) -------------- Deadline for full paper submission: 29 May, 2009 Full papers notification of acceptance: 1 July, 2009 Deadline for short paper submission: 22 July, 2009 Short papers notification of acceptance: 20 August, 2009 Final papers due: 1 September, 2009 Conference: 7 - 9 October, 2009
Submitting Papers ----------------- Two types of submissions are invited: - full papers, to be presented as such during the conference and to be published in the conference proceedings (maximally 12 pages); - short papers, to be presented at the conference in the form of a poster plus a summary oral presentation in a short-paper session; four-page summaries will be published in the conference proceedings.
Submissions of either type should describe original work. Full papers should be concerned with completed work or intermediate results of ongoing work, rather than with intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Short papers may describe planned or starting research or untested ideas.
A paper accepted for presentation at IWPT 2009 cannot be presented or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences or workshops must indicate this on the title page, as must papers that contain significant overlap with previously published work.
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 will be available through the IWPT'09 home page at:
Inquiries: ---------- For all inquiries send mail to eric.de_la_clergerie at inria.fr or to harry.bunt at uvt.nl
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) Dan Klein (UC Berkeley, 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) 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)
Organization ----------------- 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'09 is available at the URL:
At the site http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/project/grasp-1/Grasp/SIGParse/
there is also information about previous IWPTs, proceedings, books based on IWPTs, and SIGPARSE related activities.