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Call for papers: Fifth Workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL 2016)

Tobias Kuhn
Fifth Workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL 2016)

25-27 July 2016 in Aberdeen, Scotland

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.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 1 March 2016
Notification of acceptance: 1 April 2016
Deadline for revised papers: 13 May 2016
Registration deadline: 11 July 2016
Posters/demos deadline: 11 July 2016
Workshop: 25-27 July 2016

Sponsors

Contact Adam Wyner, [hidden email], if you want to become a sponsor.

Topics

Possible topics for CNL 2016 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

Submissions and Proceedings

We invite researchers to submit papers with novel contributions in the
area of CNL. These research papers should be formatted according to the
Springer LNCS
(https://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0) format
and should not exceed 10 pages.

Submit your paper via Easychair:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cnl2016

The proceedings of the workshop will appear in Springer’s LNCS/LNAI
series and will be indexed in all major citation databases including ISI
Web of Science and Scopus.

Website:

http://www.sigcnl.org/cnl2016.html

Social Media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sig_cnl

Google Drive (read only):
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bx9w-S4aWKt3azIxRnJkS3V2WDg&usp=sharing

Organization Committee

- Adam Wyner (University of Aberdeen, Scotland; [hidden email])
- Brian Davis (INSIGHT@NUI Galway, Ireland; [hidden email])
- Gordon Pace (University of Malta, Malta; [hidden email])

Program Committee

Krasimir Angelov (Chalmers University, Sweden)
Paul Buitelaar (INSIGHT@NUI Galway, formerly DERI, Ireland)
Rogan Creswick (Galois, USA)
Brian Davis (INSIGHT@NUI Galway, formerly DERI, Ireland)
Ronald Denaux (iSOCO, Spain)
Ramona Enache (Chalmers University, Sweden)
Esra Erdem (Sabanci University, Turkey)
Sebastien Ferre (University Rennes 1, France)
Norbert E. Fuchs (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Normunds Gruzitis (University of Latvia)
Kaarel Kaljurand (Nuance Communications, Austria)
Peter Koepke (University of Bonn, Germany)
Tobias Kuhn (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Adegboyega Ojo (INSIGHT@NUI Galway, formerly DERI, Ireland)
Gordon Pace (University of Malta)
Laurette Pretorius (University of South Africa)
Aarne Ranta (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Mike Rosner (University of Malta)
Uta Schwertel (imc, Germany)
Rolf Schwitter (Macquarie University, Australia)
Geoff Sutcliffe (University of Miami, USA)
Irina Temnikova (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar)
Camilo Thorne (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Jeroen Van Grondelle (HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht,
Netherlands)
Adam Wyner (University of Aberdeen, UK)

Previous Events

There were four previous events in the same series:

- CNL 2009 in Marettimo, Italy. http://attempto.ifi.uzh.ch/site/cnl2009/
- CNL 2010 in Marettimo, Italy.
http://staff.um.edu.mt/mros1/cnl2010/index.html
- CNL 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. http://attempto.ifi.uzh.ch/site/cnl2012/
- CNL 2014 in Galway, Ireland. http://attempto.ifi.uzh.ch/site/cnl2014/