Graph Algorithms for Semantic Computing

Submission deadline for regular papers: May 4, 2009
Acceptance notification deadline: June 6, 2009
Camera-ready: June 16, 2009
Workshop date: September 14, 2009.

Recent years have shown an increased interest in bringing the field of Graph Theory into Natural Language Processing, Vision, Speech Recognition and other areas of semantic computing. Recent research has shown that graph-based representations give rise to novel and efficient solutions in a variety of tasks, ranging from part of speech tagging and information extraction in NLP, to image classification and face recognition in Vision, to pitch accent classification in Speech Recognition.  Graph structures have been studied extensively and using a graph theoretical perspective numerous theories and algorithms can be used. We intend to bring together researchers from diverse areas to provide a forum for discussing graph-based algorithms from different perspectives, discover commonalities and differences in approaches and to further the exchange of ideas.

We intend to invite researchers from different areas mentioned above to have a panel discussion about graph theoretical results and their relevance to applications in semantic computing. This panel will provide a theoretical discussion of empirical results which is important for further development of graph-based approaches.

Submissions will consist of regular full papers of max. 8 pages in double-column IEEE format following the submission guidelines available on the ICSC2008 Web page. Workshop papers will be included in the IEEE conference proceedings. Please submit your contributions via EDAS.

Ralucca Gera, Naval Postgraduate School
(rgera _AT_nps_DOT_edu)