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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Sweden: ACL 2010 Workshop on Cognitive Modelling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL) -- CFP

Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL)
and TopiCS special issue _Models of Language Comprehension_

A workshop to be held
July 15th, 2010
following the Association for Computational Linguistics meeting
in Uppsala, Sweden



Workshop Description

This workshop provides a venue for work in computational psycholinguistics.
ACL Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Martin Kay described this topic as
"build[ing] models of language that reflect in some interesting way, on the ways
in which people use language." The 2010 workshop follows in the tradition of
three previous meetings

(1) the computational psycholinguistics meeting at CogSci in Berkeley in 1997
(2) the thematic session on computational psycholinguistics at ACL in 1999
(3) the Incremental Parsing workshop at ACL 2004

in inviting contributions that apply methods from computational linguistics
to problems in the cognitive modeling of any and all natural language abilities.

Scope and Topics

The workshop invites a broad spectrum of work in the cognitive science of
language, at all levels of analysis from sounds to discourse. Topics include,
but are not limited to

* incremental parsers for diverse grammar formalisms
* derivations of comprehension difficulty predictions, or generalization predictions in language learning
* stochastic models of factors encouraging one production or interpretation over its competitors
* models of semantic interpretation, including psychologically-realistic notions of word & phrase meaning


This call solicits 8-page, full papers reporting original and unpublished
research that combines cognitive modeling and computational linguistics.
Accepted papers are expected to be presented at the workshop
and will be published in the workshop proceedings. They should emphasize
obtained results rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the
state of completion of the reported results. A paper accepted for
presentation at the workshop must not be presented or have been presented
at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. If essentially identical
papers are submitted to other conferences or workshops as well, this fact
must be indicated at submission time.

To facilitate double-blind reviewing, submitted paper should not include
any identifying information about the authors.

Submissions must be formatted using ACL 2010 style files available at


Contributions should be submitted in PDF via the submission site:


The submission deadline is 11:59PM Eastern Time on April 5th, 2010.

Pathway to Journal Publication

All accepted CMCL papers will be published in the workshop proceedings as
is customary at ACL. However, CMCL presenters whose work holds broad interest for
the wider cognitive science community will be encouraged to prepare extended versions
of their papers (16 pages in APA format). If approved by a second round of reviewing,
these extended papers will appear in a forthcoming issue of TopiCS, a Journal of
the Cognitive Science Society, entitled entitled _Models of Language Comprehension_.
These expanded papers will need to be substantially adapted to address
the broader TopiCS readership. The Program Committee will be assisted by additional experts,
as needed, to apply this and other review criteria.

Student Paper Award

Submissions should be marked to indicate whether the first author is pre-doctoral or not.
Papers in this category are eligible for the CMCL Student Paper Award.
This $250 award is sponsored by the Cognitive Science Society.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 5, 2010
Notification of acceptance: May 6, 2010
Camera-ready versions due: May 16, 2010
Workshop: July 15, 2010, following ACL 2010

Workshop Chair

John Hale
Linguistics Department, Cornell University

Program Committee

Steven Abney Michigan
Matthew Crocker Saarland
Tim O'Donnell Harvard
Mike Frank MIT
Ted Gibson MIT
Sharon Goldwater Edinburgh
Keith Hall Google
Florian Jaeger Rochester
Mark Johnson Macquarie
Frank Keller Edinburgh
Lars Konieczny Freiburg
Roger Levy San Diego
Rick Lewis Michigan
Stephan Oepen Oslo
Ulrike Pado VICO research
David Reitter CMU
Brian Roark OHSU
Doug Roland Buffalo
Mats Rooth Cornell
William Schuler Ohio
Richard Sproat OHSU
Mark Steedman Edinburgh
Patrick Sturt Edinburgh
Sashank Varma Minnesota
Shravan Vasishth Potsdam Sweden:
Amy Weinberg Maryland