The Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics

CfP and Shared Task on Eye-Tracking Data Prediction

Co-located with ACL 2022 in Dublin, Ireland (and virtually!), on the 26th of May 2022.

For info:

Workshop Description

Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL) 2022 is a one-day workshop held in conjunction with the conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). The goal of CMCL is providing a venue for computational research on cognitive theories of language processing, representation and acquisition. The 2022 workshop follows in the tradition of earlier meetings at ACL 2010, ACL 2011, NAACL-HLT 2012, ACL 2013, ACL 2014, NAACL 2015, EACL 2017, LSA 2018, NAACL 2019, EMNLP 2020 and NAACL 2021.

Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce the following invited speakers for the 2022 edition:

  • Vera Demberg (Saarland University)
  • Andrea E. Martin (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)

Scope and Topics

Topics of interest for the workshop include:

  • Stochastic models of factors influencing a speaker’s production or comprehension decisions
  • Models of semantic interpretation, including psychologically realistic notions of word and phrase meaning and composition
  • Incremental parsers for diverse grammar formalisms and their psychological plausibility
  • Models of speaker-specific linguistic adaptation and/or generalization
  • Models of first and second language acquisition and bilingual language processing
  • Behavioral tasks for better understanding neural models of linguistic representation
  • Models and empirical analysis of the relationship between mechanistic psycholinguistic principles and pragmatics or semantics
  • Models of lexical acquisition, including phonology, morphology, and semantics
  • Psychologically motivated models of grammar induction
  • Psychologically plausible models of lexical or conceptual representations
  • Models of language disorders, such as aphasia, dyslexia, or dysgraphia
  • Behavioral datasets or resources for modeling language processing or production in languages other than English
  • Models of language comprehension difficulty
  • Models of language learning and generalization
  • Models of linguistic information propagation and language evolution in communities
  • Cognitively-motivated models of discourse and dialogue
  • Network science and language processing

Workshop Submissions

We accept three categories of papers: regular workshop papers, extended abstracts and cross-submissions. Only regular workshop papers will be included in the proceedings as archival publications. All submissions should be in PDF format: To facilitate double-blind reviewing, submitted manuscripts should not include any identifying information about the authors. Submissions with associated preprints (e.g. arXiv) will be considered. Submissions must be formatted using ACL 2022 templates, available at: We accept papers that have been committed to ACL 2022: they will have to be submitted through the workshop website by Mar 18, 2022. Notice that the authors will be asked to describe how they addressed the ACL reviewers’ comments.

REGULAR WORKSHOP PAPERS can be either full (8 pages of content + references) or short papers (4 pages + references) reporting original and unpublished research that combines cognitive modeling and computational linguistics. If a workshop paper has been submitted elsewhere, the authors have to declare it at submission time. Papers to be presented at CMCL 2022 must be withdrawn from other venues.

EXTENDED ABSTRACTS (from 2 to 4 pages + references) describe preliminary work or results that have not been published before. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the workshop, but will not be included in the workshop proceedings.

We will also accept CROSS-SUBMISSIONS (from 2 to 4 pages + references) for papers on related topics that have already appeared in a non-NLP venue (e.g. CogSci). These papers will be presented at the workshop, but will not be included in the proceedings. Interested authors are asked to add a note on the original venue in the submission.


This year, we have prepared a shared task on multilingual eye-tracking data prediction. Full details have been included at the shared task website here:

For more info on the shared task:

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: February 28, 2022 March 7, 2022 (including shared-task papers)
  • Deadline for Submission of ACL-committed papers: March 18, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: March 26, 2022
  • Camera-ready version due: April 10, 2022
  • Workshop date: May 26, 2022 (TBD)

All deadlines are 11:59 PM (UTC-12:00) (i.e., anywhere on earth)

Workshop Organizers

  • Emmanuele Chersoni, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Nora Hollenstein, University of Copenhagen
  • Cassandra Jacobs, University at Buffalo
  • Yohei Oseki, University of Tokyo
  • Laurent Prévot, Aix-Marseille University
  • Enrico Santus, Bayer

Programme Committee

Laura Aina (Pompeu Fabre University of Barcelona), Raquel Garrido Alhama (Tilburg University), Afra Alishahi (Tilburg University), Philippe Blache (Aix-Marseille University), Christos Christodoulopoulos (Amazon), Aniello De Santo (University of Utah), Vesna Djokic (University of Amsterdam), Micha Elsner (Ohio State University), Raquel Fernandez (University of Amsterdam), Abdellah Fourtassi (Aix-Marseille University), Michael Frank (Stanford University), Robert Frank (Yale University), Stella Frank (University of Trento), Diego Frassinelli (University of Konstanz), John Hale (University of Georgia), Yu-Yin Hsu (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Tim Hunter (UCLA), Samar Husain (IIT Delhi), Anna Ivanova (MIT), Jordan Kodner (Stony Brook University), Gianluca Lebani (University Ca’ Foscari Venezia), Fred Mailhot (Dialpad), Karl Neergaard (University of Macau), Ludovica Pannitto (University of Trento), Stephen Politzer-Ahles (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Vito Pirrelli (ILC-CNR Pisa), Giulia Rambelli (University of Pisa), Roi Reichart (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology), Rachel A Ryskin (University of California Merced), Lavinia Salicchi (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), William Schuler (Ohio State University), Marco Silvio Giuseppe Senaldi (McGill University), Cory Shain (MIT), Friederike Seyfried (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Ece Takmaz (University of Amsterdam), Lonneke Van Der Plas (Idiap Research Institute), Yao Yao (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Frances Yung (Saarland University).

Sponsoring Institutions

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Laboratoire Parole et Langage, CNRS, France

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