2nd International Workshop on Constraint Solving and Language Processing - CSLP 2005

Co-located with ICLP 2005 in Sitges, close to Barcelona, Spain - See also CP 2005

Wednesday 5 October 2005

NEW! COLING-ACL International Workshop on Constraints and Language Processing - CSLP 2006


The first workshop which took place September last year in Roskilde, Denmark, was very successful and motivated a continuation of the series; you can find all details at http://control.ruc.dk/CSLP2004.html (proceedings published as Springer LNCS 3438).

The purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of activities in the field of Constraint Solving with special emphasis on Natural Language Processing and for researchers to meet and exchange ideas.

Constraint Solving (CS), in particular Constraint Logic Programming (CLP), is a promising platform, perhaps the most promising present platform, for bringing forward the state of the art in language processing. The data subjected to processing via constraint solving may include written and spoken language, formal and semiformal language, and even general input data to multimodal and pervasive systems.

CLP and CS have been applied in projects for shallow and deep analysis and generation of language, and to different sorts of languages. The view of grammar expressed as a set of conditions simultaneously constraining and thus defining the set of possible utterances has influenced formal linguistic theory for more than a decade.

CLP and CS provide flexibility of expression and potential for interleaving the different phases of language processing, including handling of pragmatic and semantic information, e.g. ontologies.

Topics considered relevant for the workshop include (but are not limited to)

Invited Speaker

Jerry R. Hobbs, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, USA


Authors are invited to submit either a 6 page extended abstract or a full paper of up to 16 pages. Each submission will be commented by two or three reviewers. Preliminary proceedings are distributed at the workshop. It is planned to publish selected revised full papers after the workshop in Springer's LNCS/LNAI series. Authors are strongly recommended to prepare their submissions according to the LNCS/LNAI guidelines: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

Please submit papers as PDF files to cslp2005@ruc.dk

Important Dates

Notice that the ICLP 2005 early registration deadline is before the CSLP 2005 notification date.

Program Committee

Philippe Blache, Aix-en-Provence, France
Henning Christiansen, Roskilde, Denmark (Chair)
Veronica Dahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Denys Duchier, Lille, France
John Gallagher, Roskilde, Denmark
Claire Gardent, LORIA, France
Michael Johnston, ATT, USA
Shalom Lappin, London, UK
Bernd Meyer, Monash, Australia
Jørgen Fischer Nilsson, Technical University of Denmark
Gerald Penn, Toronto, Canada
Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Science
Peter Skadhauge, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Jørgen Villadsen, Roskilde, Denmark

Additional Reviewer

Alexander Koller, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany


Philippe Blache, Aix-en-Provence, France
Henning Christiansen, Roskilde, Denmark (Chair)
Veronica Dahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Gerald Penn, Toronto, Canada

Practical Arrangements

Henning Christiansen & Jørgen Villadsen, Roskilde, Denmark

Please send all queries regarding CSLP 2005 to cslp2005@ruc.dk (registration and accommodation are handled by the ICLP 2005 and CP 2005 conferences)

The workshop is supported by the CONTROL project, CONstraint based Tools for RObust Language processing, funded by the Danish Natural Science Research Council

http://control.ruc.dk/CSLP2005.html last change 1 March 2006 by Jørgen Villadsen