[Elsnet-list] CfP: KONVENS 2012

Jeremy Jancsary jeremy.jancsary at ofai.at
Thu Feb 2 18:49:28 CET 2012


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                           Call for Papers

                            KONVENS 2012

          The 11th Conference on Natural Language Processing
 
                  September 19-21, Vienna, Austria

                  http://www.oegai.at/konvens2012/
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The Conference on Natural Language Processing ("Konferenz zur
Verarbeitung Natuerlicher Sprache", KONVENS) aims at offering a broad
perspective on current research and developments within the
interdisciplinary field of natural language processing. It allows
researchers from all disciplines relevant to this field of research to
present their work.  

The KONVENS is held in a two year rotation, organized by the
scientific societies DGfS-CL (German Society for Linguistics, Section
Computational Linguistics), GSCL (Society for Language Technology and
Computational Linguistics) and OEGAI (Austrian Society for Artificial
Intelligence).

The 11th KONVENS is organized by OEGAI and will be hosted at the
"Juridicum" building of the University of Vienna. The conference will
take place from September 19-21, 2012 in Vienna, Austria. 

We welcome contributions on research, development, applications and
evaluation, covering all areas of natural language processing, ranging
from basic questions to practical implementations of natural language
resources, components and systems.

Central theme of the 11th KONVENS is

      "empirical methods in natural language processing".

We especially encourage the submission of contributions proposing new
methods for learning from substantial amounts of natural language
(including speech) data, be they annotated or un-annotated, as well
contributions relating to evaluation of such methods. Submissions
should describe unpublished research or innovative industrial
applications.

The conference language is English. We welcome international
submissions. In particular, young researchers are encouraged to
present their completed work for discussion.

Important Dates
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May 25, 2012
  Paper submission deadline
July 20, 2012
  Notification of acceptance
August 27, 2012
  Camera-ready submission deadline
September 19-21
  KONVENS 2012
September 21
  Workshops

Formats
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We welcome two types of contributions:
* Full papers for oral presentation (8 pages + references)
* Short papers for presentation as posters (4 pages + references)

Short papers/posters can be combined with a system demonstration. All
submissions must be made electronically through the conference
website. Reviews will be anonymous. Accepted full and short papers
will be published in the conference proceedings.

Committees
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Organizing Committee
Jeremy Jancsary      OEGAI/OFAI, Vienna, Austria
Harald Trost         OEGAI/Medizinische Universitaet Wien, Austria
Ernst Buchberger     OEGAI/Medizinische Universitaet Wien, Austria

Program Chair
Jeremy Jancsary      OEGAI/OFAI, Vienna, Austria

Area Chairs
Stefanie Dipper      DGfS-CL/Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum, Germany
Alexander Mehler     GSCL/Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt, Germany
Philipp Koehn        University of Edinburgh, UK
Chris Biemann        TU Darmstadt, Germany
Ernesto de Luca      Universitaet Potsdam, Germany
Gerard de Melo       ICSI, Berkeley, USA
Michael Pucher       FTW, Vienna, Austria
Yves Scherrer        Universite de Geneve, Switzerland
Brigitte Krenn       OFAI, Vienna, Austria



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