This workshop is organized as part of the 33rd Annual Meeting
of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2011)

Invited speakers are:

PRE-CogSci 2011 is a follow up to the succesfull first workshop on the Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the gap between computational and empirical approaches to reference (PRE-CogSci 2009), organised on 29 July 2009 as part of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2009) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Following this workshop, the Topics in Cognitive Science (TopiCS) journal accepted the production of referring expressions as a new topic; accepted papers are expected to appear in 2011.

Given this strong interest that the production of referring expressions has attracted, we feel the time is right for a new PRE-CogSci workshop, as part of the 2011 Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. This workshop is similar to the first in its topic and overall structure (mixing externally reviewed oral and poster presentations with three invited presentations). This time, we explore new directions for computational and psycholinguistic work (e.g., referring expressions in dialogue). We are also encouraging theoretical submissions on topics related to reference production that are of interest to the broader cognitive science community.

We received ļ¬nancial support from The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), via the Vici project Bridging the gap between computational linguistics and psycholinguistics: The case of referring expressions (Krahmer; 277-70-007), which is gratefully acknowledged.

We look forward to seeing you in Boston!