[Corpora-List] First Call for Papers - GSCL 2015, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Zesch, Torsten torsten.zesch at uni-due.de
Fri Dec 12 12:39:47 CET 2014

International Conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL-2015) 30th September - 2nd October 2015 University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen, Germany

Summary -------------------------------------- The bi-annual meeting of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL) in 2015 will take place from September 30 to October 2 at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

The main conference theme is "Deep vs. shallow?".

Currently, computational linguistics as a field seems to split in two camps: Those interested in 'deep', explanatory, potentially even cognitively motivated models and those interested in harnessing the power of emerging big data collections to solve practical problems efficiently. While the first camp often fights with a lack of coverage of the intended phenomena, the second camp is occasionally criticized as naively counting the contents of bags of words. Of course, the conference theme is designed to provoke contradiction: Isn't the goal ultimately a synthesis of both approaches that allows linguistic theory to use 'big data' efficiently and allows broad coverage technologies to be theoretically well-founded? The conference aims to discuss the divergence of 'deep' and 'shallow' analysis, but especially also how to achieve to a synthesis constructively.

Contributions to any topic related to Computational Linguistics and Language Technology are invited, but we especially encourage submissions that are related to the main theme, i.e., connecting broad coverage technologies with linguistic and cognitive theory, e.g. - learning deep grammars from corpora, - hybrid machine translation systems, - making use of 'big data' collections, e.g. for - distributional semantics, or - analysis of non-standard orthography texts or learner corpora

GSCL Prize -------------------------------------- The GSCL awards a prize for the best student thesis (Bachelor, Master, Diploma, Magister) in the field of language technology and computational linguistics. Theses from the last two years are eligible and nominations must be made by a supervisor from an academic institution within the German-speaking area. Deadline for nominations: 15th May 2015 More information: http://www.gscl.org/preis.html

Keynote speakers -------------------------------------- Chris Biemann (Technische Universität Darmstadt) *Second speaker to be confirmed*

Important dates (all deadlines GMT +2) -------------------------------------- 15th May 2015 - Submission Deadline 21st June 2015 - Notification of Acceptance 15th July 2015 - Camera Ready Due 30th September 2015 - GSCL Conference

Submission -------------------------------------- Submissions to GSCL-2015 must describe unpublished work and may be written in English or German. We invite long, short, and demo papers. Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus at most two extra pages for references and appendices. Short papers may consist of an extended abstract of up to two (2) pages including references. Long papers typically describe original research and will be presented in the main track. Short papers (typically: ongoing research, project or system description, opinion piece) will be presented in a special track with short lighting talks or posters. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. Final versions should take into account the comments from the reviewers.

As the reviewing will be blind, the paper must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g. "We previously showed (Smith, 2011) ..." must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 2011) ...". Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. In addition, please do not post your submissions on the web until after the review process is complete. For a paper to be included in the conference proceedings, at least one of the authors must be registered as a participant at the GSCL-2015 conference.

Papers will be submitted using the START system, which will be accessible from the conference web page. Double submission of papers will need to be notified at submission. Formatting instructions will be made available on the conference web page.

Organization and Program Committee --------------------------------------

Chairs: Bernhard Fisseni (University of Duisburg-Essen) Bernhard Schröder (University of Duisburg-Essen) Torsten Zesch (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Local Organizers: Bernhard Fisseni (University of Duisburg-Essen) Tim Kocher (University of Duisburg-Essen) Bernhard Schröder (University of Duisburg-Essen) Charlotte Wollermann (University of Duisburg-Essen) Torsten Zesch (University of Duisburg-Essen)

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