[Corpora-List] CfP: Fourth International Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology (SFCM2015)

Cerstin Mahlow cerstin.mahlow at ims.uni-stuttgart.de
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******************************************************************** Call for Papers

The Fourth International Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology (SFCM 2015)


Workshop date: September 17–18, 2015

Location: University of Chicago Center in Paris, France

Submission deadline: March 27, 2015


The Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology (SFCM) brings together researchers and developers in the area of computational morphology and morphological theory used in computational systems. The focus of SFCM are actual working systems, frameworks based on linguistic principles, and means for providing linguistically sound analysis and/or generation tools based on well-defined linguistic categories.

The fourth edition of SFCM in 2015 will bring together communities involved with the study of morphology. SFCM 2015 will focus on computational approaches to theoretical and descriptive morphology. It will broaden the workshop's scope by addressing computational linguists working on computational morphology, linguists from theoretical morphology, and field linguists working on rich morphological data using computational methods and tools. We aim to encourage discussion among researchers and developers from those communities and to contribute to filling the gap between NLP and linguistic communities around state-of-the-art approaches to morphology, be it computational, quantitative, formal, or descriptive.

We are in the process of arranging the publication of the proceedings with Springer-Verlag in their CCIS series (as for the previous editions of SFCM).

SFCM is an activity of the SIG Generation and Parsing of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL).


This workshop's edition will focus on computational approaches to theoretical and descriptive morphology: Interactions between computational morphology and formal, quantitative, and descriptive morphology. Issues at stake involve theoretical morphological issues, morphological complexity measures, or implementations of morphological systems for individual languages and language families.

However, we also welcome submissions on other topics relevant to the general topic of the workshop.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Studies that address formal morphological issues with the help of

computational methods, tools, and resources. - Computational methods and tools for field linguistics. - Quantitative approaches to theoretical morphology (e.g., complextiy

measures, predictability of forms). - Approaches for handling phenomena at the interface between

morphology and neighboring levels of linguistic description, such as

phonetics, morphophonology, and syntax. - Frameworks for developing morphological components. - Open-source systems, tools, and resources for analyzing and

generating word forms, including implementations of formal models of

inflectional and/or derivational morphology. - Use of morphological analysis and generation in NLP applications. - Methods and criteria for evaluating morphological components with

respect to performance, quality, and coverage. - Software engineering aspects: APIs, robustness, performance,

hardware/software requirements, resource usage. - License models, versioning, and legal aspects

The workshop will also include a demo session for presenting individual systems and resources.


We invite researchers to submit full papers of up to 20 pages (including references) or short papers of up to 10 pages. Long papers constitute an excellent opportunity to publish citable, in-depth descriptions of systems and frameworks. Submissions must be in English. Reviewing of papers will be double-blind by the members of the program committee, and all submissions will receive several independent reviews. Papers submitted at review stage must not contain the authors' names, affiliations, or any information that may disclose the authors' identity.

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their research at the workshop as talk or as a poster. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the workshop.

The papers must use the Springer-Verlag LNCS format. We recommend to use the LaTeX2e class. Please strictly follow the LNCS guidelines. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format. For paper submissions we use EasyChair, see <http://www.sfcm.eu/sfcm2015/?Submissions>.

*Date and Location*

Location: University of Chicago Center in Paris, France Date: September 17­18, 2015

*Important Dates*

Deadline for submission: March 27, 2015 Notification of acceptance: May 8, 2015 Revised version of papers: June 19, 2015 Deadline for registration: TBA Workshop: September 17–18, 2015

*General Chairs*

* Cerstin Mahlow (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

* Michael Piotrowski (Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz, Germany)

*Program Committee (preliminary)*

* Olivier Bonami (PC Chair, University Paris-Sorbonne, France)

* Benoît Sagot (PC Chair, INRIA/University Paris-Diderot, France)

* Delphine Bernhard (University of Strasbourg, France)

* Bruno Cartoni (Google, Switzerland)

* Simon Clematide (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

* Roger Evans (University of Brighton, USA)

* Thomas Hanneforth (University of Potsdam, Germany)

* Nabil Hathout (CNRS, France)

* Lauri Karttunen (Stanford University, USA)

* Krister Lindén (University of Helsinki, Finland)

* Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)

* Rob Malouf (San Diego State University, USA)

* Günter Neumann (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)

* Yves Scherrer (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

* Andrea Sims (Ohio State University, USA)

* Gregory Stump (University of Kentucky, USA)

* Géraldine Walther (CNRS, France)

* Marcin Woliński (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)

* Andrea Zielinski (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany)

*Local Organizers*

* Olivier Bonami (University Paris-Sorbonne, France)

* Benoît Sagot (INRIA/University Paris-Diderot, France)

* Sarah Beniamine (University Paris-Diderot, France)

*Further Information*


*Workshop Contact Address*

info at sfcm.eu -- Dr. phil. Cerstin Mahlow

Universität Stuttgart Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung Pfaffenwaldring 5b 70569 Stuttgart Deutschland

Tel: +49 711 685-81394 Mail: cerstin.mahlow at ims.uni-stuttgart.de

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