Call for papers

IWPT 2005

9th International Workshop on Parsing Technologies
Sponsored by ACL/SIGPARSE

9-10 October, 2005
Vancouver, BC, Canada

ACL/SIGPARSE will host the 9th International Workshop on Parsing Technologies (IWPT'03) on October 9 and 10, 2005 in conjunction with the 2005 Human Language Technology Conference and Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (HLT/EMNLP; see


IWPT'05 continues the tradition of biennial workshops on parsing technology organized by SIGPARSE, the Special Interest Group on Parsing of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). This workshop series was initiated by Masaru Tomita in 1989. The first workshop, in Pittsburgh and Hidden Valley, was followed by workshops in Cancun (Mexico) in 1991; Tilburg (Netherlands) and Durbuy (Belgium) in 1993; Prague and Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) in 1995; Boston/Cambridge (Massachusetts) in 1997; Trento (Italy) in 2000; Beijing (China) in 2001; and Nancy (France) in 2003.

Topics of interest for IWPT'05

Topics of interest for IWPT'05 include, but are not limited to: theoretical and practical studies of parsing algorithms for natural language sentences, texts, fragments, dialogues, ill-formed sentences, speech input, multi-dimensional (pictorial) or signed languages, multimedia (web) documents, and parsing issues arising or viewed in a multimodal context. Both knowledge-based and statistical approaches are welcome.

Submitting Papers

Two types of submissions are invited: Prospective authors are invited to send their submissions electronically through the website
Only in case electronic submission is impossible, four (4) hard copies of the the paper should be sent. Hardcopy submissions should be sent to the program chair:

Rob Malouf
Department of Linguistics and Oriental Languages
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7727

Time schedule:

Deadline for paper submission: 1 July 2005
Notification of acceptance: 5 August 2005
Final papers due: 28 August 2005
Workshop: 9-10 October 2005

Instruction for authors

Detailed formatting and submission instructions for authors are available through the IWPT'05 home page at:
or can be obtained from the program chairman (see address above).

Programme Committee

All submitted papers will be reviewed by (or under the supervision of) the international IWPT'05 Program Committee, consisting of the following members:


General Chair: Harry Bunt (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
Programme Chair: Rob Malouf (San Diego State University, USA)
Logistic Arrangements Chair: Alon Lavie (Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA)

Further information

Additional information about IWPT'05 is available at the URL:

At SigParse Home-site (this site) ( you can obtain information about previous IWPTs, proceedings, books based on IWPTs, and SIGPARSE related activities.