Raquel Hervas raquelhb at fdi.ucm.es
Wed Sep 5 19:50:44 CEST 2018

CC-NLG: Computational Creativity in Natural Language Generation

Final Call for Papers and deadline extension

***EXTENDED DEADLINE: September 13, 2018***


A workshop at the International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2018)

Tilburg, the Netherlands, 5th November 2018

Workshop website: http://www.ccnlg.org/


We invite everyone interested to submit a paper to the CC-NLG 2018 workshop. Instructions and important dates are further in this message.

CC-NLG 2018 is the third edition of a series of workshops that aim to bring together researchers dealing with text generation from a computational creativity (CC) perspective, and researchers in natural language generation (NLG) with an interest in creative aspects, while also discussing the crossovers in CC and NLG, as well as looking to dialogue systems and their creative possibilities, for example in social networks.

Discussions at CC-NLG will cover the distinct approaches of CC and NLG brought about by their respective focuses; research in computational creativity has tended to deal less with technical shifts, directed instead at cognition, aesthetics, and novelty; whilst NLG research has tended to focus on the technical and theoretical challenges of topics like readability. However, in recent years this distinction has become far less defined. NLG research deals actively with concepts of style, variation, poetics, and narrative, whilst creative researchers are developing robust implementations. This change can be seen in dialogue systems, where the usability of an interface relies on it handling out-of-domain or spontaneous user input. For example, a virtual teacher should be able to process 'Why can't pigs fly?', and a shopping assistant should be able to handle 'What cool movies are out?', while a humorous Twitterbot should be able to digest today's news. These are just a few examples in the broad domain of CC + NLG.

# Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

* Poetry Generation

* Story Generation

* Generation of Metaphor, Figurative and Rhetorical Language

* Generation of Verbal Humor

* Personality and Emotion in NLG

* Creative Data-to-Text Models

* Interactive Language Generation

* Character-based Generation

* Style Generation

* Digital Literature

# Paper submission

Papers are to be submitted through the Easychair, at:


They should follow the INLG submission format and length limits. We are happy to accept both long papers (8+2 pages), which will be given more time to present, and short papers (4+1 pages). Check instructions at: https://inlg2018.uvt.nl/call-for-papers/

As in previous editions, we are planning to have the accepted papers included on the ACL Anthology as INLG Workshop Proceedings.

# Important Dates

Submissions due (extended!): September 7, 2018 September 13, 2018

Notification of acceptance: October 7, 2018

Camera-ready papers due: October 17, 2018

Workshop: November 5, 2018

INLG Conference: November 5-8, 2018

# Invited talk:

The workshop will feature an invited talk by Pablo Gervás:

"Content determination strategies for narrative: real-life reporting vs. fiction"

# Organizing committee

Hugo Gonçalo Oliveira, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Ben Burtenshaw, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Raquel Hervás, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

# Program Committee

Amílcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra

Carlos León, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Cyril Labbé, Université Grenoble

Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen

Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg University

Folgert Kasdorp, Meertens Instituut, Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences

François Portet, Université Grenoble Alpes

Gonzalo Méndez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Hannu Toivonen, University of Helsinki

Manuel Portela, University of Coimbra

Matthew Purver, Queen Mary University of London

Mike Kestemont, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Pablo Gervás, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Rafael Pérez y Pérez,Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana at Cuajimalpa

Tarek Besold, City University of London

Tony Veale, University College Dublin

*Raquel Hervás Ballesteros* Vicedecana de Estudios y Calidad Facultad de Informática (+34) 91 394 7568 raquelhb at fdi.ucm.es

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