11th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS) Queen Mary University of London, UK 14-17th April, 2015
Paper submission deadline: 16th December, 2014
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 from a lexical or structural semantic perspective. IWCS embraces both symbolic and statistical approaches to computational semantics, and everything in between. The main conference will run from 15th-17th April 2015, with a day of associated workshops on the 14th - see below.
Submission Deadline --- Authors must submit by 16th December; however, we will allow resubmission of updated versions until 19th December. Please submit at least a sufficient abstract to allow sensible reviewer assignment by the 16th. See below for full instructions.
Topics of interest --- The areas of interest for the conference include all computational aspects of meaning of natural language within written, spoken, or multimodal communication. Papers are invited on topics in these and closely related areas, including the following:
* representation of meaning * syntax-semantics interface * representing and resolving semantic ambiguity * shallow and deep semantic processing and reasoning * hybrid symbolic and statistical approaches to representing semantics * alternative approaches to compositional semantics * inference methods for computational semantics * recognizing textual entailment * learning by reading * methodologies and practices for semantic annotation * machine learning of semantic structures * statistical semantics * computational aspects of lexical semantics * semantics and ontologies * semantic web and natural language processing * semantic aspects of language generation * semantic relations in discourse and dialogue * semantics and pragmatics of dialogue acts * multimodal and grounded approaches to computing meaning * semantics-pragmatics interface
Invited Speakers --- Yoshua Bengio (Université de Montréal) Ann Copestake (University of Cambridge)
Workshops --- IWCS 2015 will have 5 associated workshops on 14th April 2015. Attendance at workshops will be included in the main conference registration.
* ISA-11: the 11th Joint ACL-ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation * MOMA: Models for Modality Annotation * Language and Ontologies * IMC: Modelling Interactive Meaning Construction in Dialogue * ADS: Advances in Distributional Semantics
More details, and links to the workshop websites, are available here: http://iwcs2015.github.io/workshops-at-iwcs-2015.html
Submission Requirements --- Two types of submission are solicited: long papers and short papers. Both types of papers require a submission not later than 16th December, 2014, consisting of at least a sufficient abstract to allow sensible reviewer assignment. Revisions will then be allowed, but the final version must be submitted not later than 19th December.
Long papers should describe original research and must not exceed 10 pages, plus an additional page for references. They will be published in the conference proceedings and in the ACL Anthology, and will have a full oral presentation at the conference.
Short papers (typically system or project descriptions, or ongoing research) must not exceed 5 pages plus an additional page for references. They will be published in the conference proceedings and in the ACL Anthology, and will have a lightning talk at the conference, followed by a poster/demo session for discussion.
Papers should be electronically submitted in PDF format via the START system at https://www.softconf.com/iwcs2015/main. Please contact the organisers if you have problems using START.
Please follow the information for authors for instructions on formatting your paper on the conference webpage http://sigsem.org/iwcs2015.
Program Chairs --- Matthew Purver, Queen Mary University of London Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, Queen Mary University of London Matthew Stone, Rutgers University
Program Committee --- Rodrigo Agerri Nicholas Asher Timothy Baldwin Marco Baroni Anja Belz Emily M. Bender Jonathan Berant Raffaella Bernardi Patrick Blackburn Gemma Boleda Johan Bos António Branco Chris Brew Paul Buitelaar Harry Bunt Aljoscha Burchardt Nicoletta Calzolari Philipp Cimiano Stephen Clark Daoud Clarke Paul Cook Robin Cooper Montse Cuadros Dipanjan Das Rodolfo Delmonte Leon Derczynski David DeVault Georgiana Dinu Dmitriy Dligach Markus Egg Katrin Erk Arash Eshghi Raquel Fernandez Anette Frank Claire Gardent Dan Garrette Jonathan Ginzburg Edward Grefenstette Aurélie Herbelot Karl Moritz Hermann Jerry Hobbs Dimitri Kartsaklis Lauri Karttunen Ralf Klabunde Alexander Koller Emiel Krahmer Shalom Lappin Alex Lascarides Kiyong Lee Diana McCarthy Louise McNally Jeff Mitchell Alessandro Moschitti Shashi Narayan Malvina Nissim Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha Ekaterina Ovchinnikova Alexis Palmer Martha Palmer Laura Perez-Beltrachini Manfred Pinkal Paul Piwek Massimo Poesio Octavian Popescu Stephen Pulman James Pustejovsky Allan Ramsay German Rigau Laura Rimell Stephen Roller Michael Roth David Schlangen Sabine Schulte im Walde Rolf Schwitter Joanna Sio Caroline Sporleder Mary Swift Stefan Thater David Traum Peter Turney Kees van Deemter Benjamin Van Durme Jan van Eijck Eva Maria Vecchi Yannick Versley Carl Vogel Shan Wang Roberto Zamparelli Luke Zettlemoyer
-- Matthew Purver, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, Matthew Stone iwcs2015 at gmail.com