[Elsnet-list] Konvens 2008: 2nd Call for Papers

Kay-Michael Wuerzner wuerzner at bbaw.de
Wed Mar 26 15:15:16 CET 2008

KONVENS 2008 ‐ 2nd Call for Papers

The  Konferenz  zur  Verarbeitung  natürlicher  Sprache  ("conference
on  natural  language  processing",
KONVENS), held in a two year rotation since 1992, is organized by the
scientific societies DEGA, DGfS,

Konvens  2008  is  hosted  by  the  Society  for  Computational
Linguistics  &  Language  Technology
(Gesellschaft für linguistische Datenverarbeitung, GLDV) in
collaboration with the Center of Language
(Zentrum  Sprache)  of  the  Berlin‐Brandenburg  Academy  of  Sciences
Akademie der Wissenschaften, BBAW). The conference will take place at
the BBAW from September
30th through October 2nd, 2008.

The  central  theme  of  the  Konvens  2008  will  be  text  resources
 and  lexical  knowledge.  Topics  of
interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Techniques, tools, and models from the field of computational
linguistics dealing with
       digitization, linguistic annotation (based on standard
annotation schemes) and computer‐based
       processing of digital speech data.

  • Methods for the acquisition of lexical knowledge from digitized
and linguistically annotated text
       resources of various text genres and period of origin (for
example statistical and rule‐based
       approaches, machine learning approaches, computer‐aided lexicography).

  • Approaches to modeling of lexical knowledge in digital media for
various purposes (for example
       in the context of lexicography, the use of digital lexical
resources for research and teaching,
       design of ontologies for automatic information retrieval, or
the development of computer‐
       readable lexicons for automated natural language processing).

Submissions  of  completed  and  previously  unpublished  work  in
research,  development,  application,
and evaluation relevant to the aforementioned topics are welcome. Also
welcome are submissions to
the  poster  and  demonstration  session,  in  which  resources,
tools,  and  ongoing  projects  may  be

Paper presentations, posters, and demonstrations should explore the
potential and perspectives of
speech  and  text  technology  for  the  development  of  lexical
knowledge.  Also  of  interest  are  works
focusing on the comparative evaluation of diverse resources,
techniques, and tools.

The official conference languages are German and English. All accepted
submissions (full papers and
short  paper  versions  of  posters  and  software  demonstrations)
will  be  published  in  the  conference
proceedings available at the conference.

It is planned to publish the conference proceedings at Mouton de Gruyter.


Two kinds of contributions are accepted:

  1. Paper presentations (corresponding papers will be published in
the conference proceedings)
  2. Poster  /  Software  demonstration  (corresponding  abstracts
will  be  published  in  a  special
      volume of the conference proceedings)

Format of the contributions for the conference proceedings

Contributions  itself  must  be  blind,  i.e.  information  concerning
 the  authors  and  any  self‐references
should be avoided.

Page Limit:
     ‐ Full Paper: Up to 8 pages including title and headlines,
excluding bibliographical references
     ‐ Short Paper: Up to 4 pages including title and headlines,
excluding bibliographical references

File Format:
     ‐ PDF based on LaTeX or MS‐Word according to the submission

        In order to submit a proposal, please use the web‐based
submission form on EasyChair.

Submission guidelines

Please use either LaTeX or MS Word/OOWriter with the corresponding
templates for the composing
of the underlying text source.
In  case  of  .tex,  there  is  a  .cls  file  available  which
implements  a  special  document  class
(\documentclass{mouton}). This class file includes several .sty files
(Download Mouton LaTeX
Package). For .doc is a .dot file available (dot Style Files).

Important dates:

submission deadline		April 26, 2008
notification of acceptance	June 06, 2008
camera-ready versions		July 05, 2008


Workshop website: 	http://konvens.dwds.de
Submission link:	http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=konvens2008


For any questions, please contact the organizers at:
	konvens at dwds.de

Program Committee

    * Ernst Buchberger (ÖGAI)
    * Stefan Busemann (GI)
    * Alexander Geyken (BBAW)
    * Jost Gippert (BBAW)
    * Karin Harbusch (GI)
    * Rüdiger Hoffmann (ITG)
    * Bernd Kröger (DEGA)
    * Lothar Lemnitzer (GLDV)
    * Sabine Schulte im Walde (DGFS‐CL)
    * Manfred Stede (GLDV)
    * Angelika Storrer (GLDV, BBAW)

Review Board

    * Melina Alexa (BIFAB Mannheim)
    * Miriam Butt (Konstanz)
    * Irene Cramer (Dortmund)
    * Stefan Engelberg (IDS Mannheim)
    * Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton, BBAW)
    * Anette Frank (Heidelberg)
    * Iryna Gurevych (Darmstadt)
    * Thomas Hanneforth (Postdam)
    * Uli Heid (Stuttgart)
    * Anke Holler (Göttingen)
    * Wolfgang Höppner (Duisburg‐Essen)
    * Bryan Jurish (BBAW)
    * Henning Lobin (Gießen)
    * Harald Lüngen (Gießen)
    * Gerald Neumann (BBAW)
    * Thomas Schmidt (Hamburg)
    * Manfred Pinkal (Saarbrücken)
    * Roman Schneider (IDS Mannheim)
    * Bernhard Schröder (Uni Duisburg‐Essen)
    * Elke Teich (Darmstadt)
    * Andreas Witt (Tübingen)
    * Alexander Mehler (Bielefeld)
    * Heike Zinsmeister (Heidelberg)

Organization Committee

    * Alexander Geyken (BBAW ‐ Chair)
    * Alexander Siebert (BBAW)
    * Kay‐Michael Würzner (BBAW, Potsdam University)

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