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Call For Papers - CNL 2016 - Extended Submission Deadline 15 April 2016

From: Tobias Kuhn <kuhntobias@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 11:17:04 +0100
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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 
restrictions on vocabulary, grammar, and/or semantics. This includes (but is
certainly not limited to) approaches that have been called simplified 
plain language, formalized language, processable language, fragments of
language, phraseologies, conceptual authoring, language generation, and 
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 

Important Dates

- Notification of acceptance: 1 May 2016
- Deadline for receipt of revised papers: 13 May 2016
- Deadline for submission to Springer: 20 May 2016
- Registration deadline: 11 July 2016
- Posters/demos deadline: 11 July 2016
- Workshop: 25–27 July 2016


Contact Adam Wyner, azwyner@abdn.ac.uk, if you want to become a sponsor.


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

Invited Speakers

Silvie Spreeuwenberg, LibRT
Philipp Cimiano, University of Bielefeld
Tim Finin, University of Maryland

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: 

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.



Social Media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sig_cnl

Google Drive (read only): 

Organization Committee

- Adam Wyner (University of Aberdeen, Scotland; azwyner@abdn.ac.uk)
- Brian Davis (INSIGHT@NUI Galway, Ireland; brian.davis@insight-centre.org)
- Gordon Pace (University of Malta, Malta; gordon.pace@um.edu.mt)

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, 
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. 
- CNL 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. http://attempto.ifi.uzh.ch/site/cnl2012/
- CNL 2014 in Galway, Ireland. http://attempto.ifi.uzh.ch/site/cnl2014/

The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.
Tha Oilthigh Obar Dheathain na charthannas clàraichte ann an Alba, Àir. 

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