[Elsnet-list] Call for participation: IWCS 2013

Alexander Koller koller at ling.uni-potsdam.de
Tue Jan 22 18:36:40 CET 2013


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Tenth International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS)
University of Potsdam, Germany
March 19-22, 2013

http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/iwcs2013/


We invite registrations for the Tenth International Conference on
Computational Semantics (IWCS), which will take place on March 19-22,
2013 at the University of Potsdam, Germany.

IWCS is the biannual conference of the ACL Special Interest Group on
Computational Semantics (SIGSEM). The aim of the IWCS conference is to
bring together researchers interested in the computation, annotation,
extraction, and representation of meaning in natural language, whether
this is from a lexical or structural semantic perspective. IWCS
embraces both symbolic and statistical approaches to computational
semantics, and everything in between.


= PROGRAM =

The main conference will take place on March 20-22.  We have selected
a very strong program of 25 long papers (presented as talks) and 16
short papers (presented as posters plus lightning talks).  The list of
accepted papers can be found on the conference website,
http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/iwcs2013/accepted.html

In addition, the conference features two invited talks.  Our invited speakers are:

* Kevin Knight, USC / Information Sciences Institute

* Manfred Pinkal, Saarland University


= OPEN SPACE AFTERNOON =

We have set aside one afternoon during the conference for an Open
Space workshop (aka "unconference").  This afternoon will consist of
numerous small-scale discussion sessions on issues in computational
semantics, organized by the participants themselves.  In our earlier
experiences with the Open Space format, we have found that it can lead
to very intense and interesting discussions, and we want to try it out
on a larger scale.  More information on Open Space in general can be
found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Space_Technology and
http://www.openspaceworld.com/users_guide.htm


= WORKSHOPS =

Five workshops will be colocated with IWCS 2013.  These workshops will
take place on March 19, 2013, immediately before the main conference.
You can register for participation in a workshop directly from the
main IWCS registration form.

* ISA-9 Joint ACL-ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation
  http://sigsem.uvt.nl/isa9/

* Annotation of Modal Meanings in Natural Language (WAMM)
  https://sites.google.com/a/georgetown.edu/iwcs-2013-wamm/

* Computational Semantics in Clinical Text (CSCT 2013)
  https://sites.google.com/site/csct2013/

* Towards a formal distributional semantics
  http://clic.cimec.unitn.it/roberto/IWCS-TFDS2013/

* Computational Models of Spatial Language Interpretation and Generation (CoSLI-3)
  http://www.cosli.org/


= LOCAL INFORMATION =

IWCS 2013 will take place on the University of Potsdam's Griebnitzsee
campus.  Potsdam is the historic residence of the Prussian kings and
German emperors, and large parts of the city center are a UNESCO World
Heritage Site.

Potsdam is also part of the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan area.  It
is well connected by air (via the Berlin-Tegel and Berlin-Schoenefeld
airports) and train to many destinations in Europe and worldwide.

Registration for the main conference and the workshops is now open at
http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/iwcs2013.  Early registration is EUR
240 for regular attendance and EUR 140 for students.  Registration for
the workshop day is an extra EUR 40.  This includes lunches and the
conference dinner, which will take place in one of Potsdam's more
intimate palaces (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bornstedt_Crown_Estate).


= CONTACT =

IWCS 2013 is organized by:

* Katrin Erk, University of Texas at Austin

* Alexander Koller, University of Potsdam

You can reach the organizers by sending email to iwcs2013 at googlemail.com.




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