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Special Session
Special Session on
Partiality, Underspecification, and Natural Language Processing
 - PUaNLP 2016

24 - 26 February, 2016 - Rome, Italy

Within the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - ICAART 2016


Roussanka Loukanova
Stockholm University, Sweden and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Brief Bio
Roussanka Loukanova is currently a Associated Researcher at Stockholm University, Sweden, and Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria. The focus of her research is on subjects such as: type theoretic approaches to information and information processing; type-theory of algorithms; type-theory of situated information; computerised processing of formal and natural languages; type-theoretic grammars; Constraint Based Lexicalized Grammar (CBLG) of natural language; computational syntax, semantics, and syntax-semantics interfaces in formal and natural languages. Her work targets new approaches to NLP in AI and new mathematical foundations of AI.
M. Jiménez-López
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Brief Bio
M. Dolores Jiménez-López has a PhD in Linguistics. Currently, she is an associate professor at the Department of Romance Philologies in the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain). She worked two years, as a pre-doctoral fellow, at the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. Her post-doctoral training includes a three-year stay at the Department of Computer Science in the University of Pisa as a Marie Curie Researcher. Application of formal models to natural language analysis is one of her main research topics.
Henning Christiansen
Roskilde University

Brief Bio
Henning Christiansen has experience as researcher of Computer Science since earlier 1980. He has a master degree from Aarhus University 1981 and PhD from Roskilde 1988, and he is now Full Professor at Roskilde University, Denmark, since 2004. His main contributions are in programming languages techniques, artificial intelligence, logic and constraint programming, abduction and language analysis as well as computational biology. He started recently also to work with interactive installations for art presentation and interactive theatre. He is very active in organizing international conferences, e.g. CONTEXT 2015, ISMIS 2014, FQAS conferences and CSLP workshop series.


Computational and technological developments that incorporate natural language are proliferating. Adequate coverage encounters difficult problems related to partiality, underspecification, and context-dependency, which are signature features of information in nature and natural languages. Furthermore, agents (humans or computational systems) are information conveyors, interpreters, or participate as components of informational content. Generally, language expression depends on agents' knowledge, reasoning, perspectives, and interactions. The session covers theoretical work, approaches, and techniques for computational models of information and its presentation by language. The goal is to promote intelligent natural language processing and related models of thought, mental states, reasoning, and other cognitive processes. Computational neuroscience of information and language is of special interest, with existing or potential applications to Artificial Intelligence.

The session invites contributions relevant to the following topics, without limitations to them:
- Type theories for applications to language and information processing
- Computational grammar of natural language
- Computational semantics of natural languages
- Computational syntax-semantics interface
- Parsing
- Multilingual processing
- Large-scale grammars of natural languages
- Models of computation and algorithms for natural language processing
- Integration of interdisciplinary methods, e.g., formal, symbolic, model theoretic, and other computational methods
- Computational models of partiality, underspecification, and context-dependency
- Models of situations, contexts, and agents, for applications to language processing
- Bio-information and natural language
- Language processing based on biological fundamentals of information and languages
- Computational neuroscience of language


Paper Submission: November 30, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 9, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 17, 2015 (expired)


Troels Andreasen, Roskilde University, Denmark
Krasimir Angelov, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Larry Moss, Indiana University, Bloomington, United States
Jørgen Nilsson, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Gerald Penn, University of Toronto, Canada
Kiril Simov, , Bulgaria
Jørgen Villadsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Shafqat Virk, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Elie Wardini, Stockholm University, Sweden
Michael Zock, L.i.f - CNRS, France


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Engineering Index (EI) and SCOPUS.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICAART Special Sessions - PUaNLP 2016
e-mail: icaart.secretariat@insticc.org