[PlanetKR] Final Call for Papers: Controlled Natural Language (CNL2018) 15 April 2018

Maria Keet maria.keet at uct.ac.za
Fri Mar 30 19:23:57 EST 2018

Final Call for Papers

====== Sixth Workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL 2018) ======
27-28 August 2018 in Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland

This workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL) has a broad scope and
embraces all approaches that are based on natural language and apply
restrictions on vocabulary, grammar, and/or semantics. This includes
(but is certainly not limited to) approaches that have been called
simplified language, plain language, formalized language, processable
language, fragments of language, phraseologies, conceptual authoring,
language generation, and guided natural language interfaces.

Some CNLs are designed to improve communication among humans, especially
for non-native speakers of the respective natural language. In other
cases, the restrictions on the language are supposed to make it easier
for computers to analyze such texts in order to improve computer-aided,
semi-automatic, or automatic translations into other languages. A third
group of CNL has the goal to enable reliable automated reasoning and
formal knowledge representation from seemingly natural texts. All these
types of CNL are covered by this workshop. In particular, we would like
to emphasise that this year, we very much welcome contributions from

======== Topics ========
Possible topics for CNL 2018 include:
•CNL for knowledge representation
•CNL for query interfaces
•CNL for specifications
•CNL for business rules
•CNL for dialogue systems
•CNL for machine translation
•CNL for improved understandability of texts
•CNL for natural language generation
•design of CNLs
•CNL applications
•CNL evaluation
•usability and acceptance of CNL
•CNL grammars and lexica
•multilingual CNLs
•reasoning in CNL
•spoken CNL
•CNL in the context of the Semantic Web and Linked Open Data
•CNL in the government
•CNL in industry
•CNL use cases
•theoretical properties of CNL

======== Important Dates ========
submission deadline: 15 April 2018
notification of acceptance: 30 May 2018
deadline for revised papers: 17 June 2018
registration deadline: 1 August 2018
workshop: 27-28 August 2018

======== Submissions and Proceedings ========
We invite researchers to submit papers with novel contributions in the
area of CNL. You may submit a long paper (8 pages + 1 page references),
a short paper (4 pages), or demonstration/position papers (2 pages
extended abstract describing systems or work in progress; in order to
save space, these ought not use the ‘abstract’ section of the template).
Submissions should be formatted according to the templates that can be
found here: http://www.frontiersinai.com/?q=templates

Submit your paper via Easychair:

The proceedings of the workshop will appear as Open Access publications
in the book series Artificial Intelligence and Applications by IOS Press.

======== Organization Committee ========
Brian Davis (Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland; brian.davis at insight-centre.org)
Adam Wyner (University of Aberdeen, Scotland; azwyner at gmail.com)
Maria Keet (University of Cape Town, South Africa; mkeet at cs.uct.ac.za)

======== Program Committee========
Krasimir Angelov (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
Ramona Enache (Microsoft, Sweden)
Ronald Denaux, (Expert System, Spain)
Esra Erdem (Sabanci University, Turkey)
Sebastien Ferre (University Rennes 1, France)
Norbert E. Fuchs (University of Zurich)
Normunds Gruzitis (University of Latvia)
Siegfried Handschuh (University of Passau, Germany)
Kaarel Kaljurand (Nuance Communications, Austria)
Tobias Kuhn (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Gordon Pace (University of Malta)
Laurette Pretorius (University of South Africa)
Sharon O’Brien (Adapt, Dublin City University, Ireland)
John P. McCrae (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University
of Ireland, Galway)
Silvie Spreeuwenberg (LibRT, Netherlands)
Rolf Schwitter (Macquarie University, Australia)
Irina Temnikova (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar)
Mike Rosner (University of Malta)
Mihael Arcan (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of
Ireland, Galway)
Camilo Thorne (IMS Stuttgart, University of Stuttgart, Germany)

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