Call for papers

13th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science
NLPCS 2018

11-12 September 2018
Kraków, Poland


Scope of the workshop
The international workshops of Natural Language and Cognitive Science (NLPCS) are dedicated to exploring the special relationship between natural language processing and cognitive science and the contribution of computer science to these two fields.  Cognitive science is the study of mind and intelligence. As Poibeau and Vasishth (2016) explain, researchers from the cognitive science field are overwhelmed by the technical complexity of natural language processing and natural language processing researchers have not recognised the contribution of cognitive science to their work. NLPCS which was launched in 2004, have provided a strong platform supporting research projects which acknowledge the importance of interdisciplinary approaches, and bringing together computer scientists, cognitive and linguistic researchers to improve our understanding of the human language system.

There is an increasing interest in research related to the human brain and human language, and their findings and advances will contribute to advance our study of natural language processing. Consequently, NLPCS 2018 welcomes contributions from cognitive neuroscience which relate to the human language and workings of the human brain.

Hence, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive and Psychological Models of NLP
  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Language
  • Computational Models in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Computational Models of NLP
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Discourse Processing
  • Emotion and Language Processing
  • Evolutionary NLP
  • Multi-Lingual Processing
  • Multimodality in Speech / Text Processing
  • Natural Language Interfaces and Dialogue Systems
  • Neural bases of Language
  • Pragmatics and NLP
  • Speech Processing
  • Social Cognition of Language
  • Text Mining
  • Text Summarisation and Information Extraction
  • Tools and Resources in NLP

Important dates

  • Paper Submission: 30 April 2018
  • Authors’ Notification: 22 May 2018
  • Final Paper Submission and Registration: 30 June 2018

Paper submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above. Instructions for preparing the manuscript are available from NLPCS 2018 website.

Secretariat contact

Previous publications

  • Sharp, B., Sedes, F. & Lubaszewski, W. (Eds.) Cognitive Approach to Natural Language Processing, ISTE Elsevier, 2017
  • Gala, N., Rapp, R. & Bel-Enguix, Gemma (Eds.) Language Production, Cognition, and the Lexicon, Springer, 2014
  • Neustein, A. & Markowitz, J.A. (Eds.) Where Humans Meet Machines: Innovative Solutions to Knotty Natural Language Problems, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg/New York, 2013
  • Special issue of the International Journal of Speech Technology, vol. 12, 2/3, September 2009
  • Special issue of the International Journal of Speech Technology, vol. 11, issue 3/4, December 2008