International Conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL 2017)
13-15 September 2017 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
http://gscl2017.dfki.de <http://gscl2017.dfki.de/> Summary In 2017 the bi-annual meeting of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL) will take place at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin from 13-15 September. Pre-conference workshops will take place on 12 September (same venue).
The main conference theme is
Language Technologies for the Challenges of the Digital Age.
With the ever increasing digitisation of all areas of life – communication, commerce, manufacturing, health, mobility, entertainment, society, living etc. – the field of Computational Linguistics and Language Technologies has reached an unprecedented level of importance and relevance. The digital age is creating multiple key challenges, many of which can be fully or partially addressed by Language Technologies. Among these crucial digital challenges are: the increasing economic, social and political relevance of online news and online media (see, for example, the fake news and filter bubble debates), multilingual technologies for multilingual societies (for example, to bridge language barriers, to improve communication with refugees, to foster economic growth), broad coverage and high-quality text analytics for big data oder digital humanities applications, robust spoken language interfaces for connected devices, both at home and also in manufacturing contexts (Internet of Things, Industrial IoT). An orthogonal challenge has recently been emerging in the form of several breakthroughs in applied Artificial Intelligence research, especially Deep Learning. In that regard, key questions revolve, among others, around the integration of Deep Learning approaches and architectures into traditional symbolic Natural Language Processing pipelines (and vice versa).
For GSCL 2017 we invite contributions to any topic related to Computational Linguistics and Language Technology. We especially encourage submissions that are related to the main theme, i.e., models, methods, approaches or technologies that address one or more of the key challenges of the digital age, only some of which are briefly mentioned above. Submissions do not necessarily need to have an applied or technology component, theoretical papers presenting the results of basic research related to the main conference theme (or other topics) are also welcome. Submissions that concentrate on the German language are encouraged in particular.
Important Dates Submission deadline: 26 May 2017 Notification of acceptance: 23 June 2017 Camera-ready papers due: 28 July 2017 GSCL 2017 main conference: 13-15 September 2017
Submission Submissions to GSCL 2017 must describe unpublished work and may be written in English or German. We invite long and short papers: Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus at most two extra pages for references and appendices. Long papers typically describe original research and will be presented in the main track. Short papers may consist of an extended abstract of up to four (4) pages, plus at most two extra pages for references and appendices. Short papers (typically: ongoing research, project or system description, opinion piece) will be presented in a special track with short lightning talks and/or posters. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three programme committee members. Final versions should take into account the comments from the reviewers.
As the reviewing will be blind, papers must not include the authors’ names or affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the authors’ 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 2017 conference.
Papers are to be submitted using EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gscl2017 <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gscl2017>
Double submission of papers will need to be notified at submission. Formatting instructions will be made available on the conference website.
Workshops Under the umbrella of GSCL 2017, three pre-conference workshops will take place on 12 September 2017: GermEval 2017: Aspect-based Sentiment in Social Media Customer Feedback SFCM 2017: 5th International Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology Teach4DH: Teaching NLP for DH More details can be found on the GSCL 2017 website: http://gscl2017.dfki.de/workshops.php <http://gscl2017.dfki.de/workshops.php>
GSCL Award 2017 Since 2001, the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL) has been awarding 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. Nominations must be made by a supervisor from an academic institution within the German-speaking area. The deadline for nominations is 15 May 2017.
More information is available on http://gscl2017.dfki.de/award.php <http://gscl2017.dfki.de/award.php> and http://www.gscl.org/preis.html <http://www.gscl.org/preis.html>.
Conference Proceedings We plan to publish the GSCL 2017 proceedings as an open access book publication.
Organising and Programme Committees Chairs Georg Rehm (DFKI) Thierry Declerck (DFKI)
Organising Committee Georg Rehm (DFKI) Thierry Declerck (DFKI) Nieves Sande (DFKI) Julian Moreno Schneider (DFKI) Stefan Müller (HU Berlin)
Programme Committee Delphine Bernhard, Université de Strasbourg, France Chris Biemann, Universität Hamburg Aljoscha Burchardt, DFKI Bertold Crysmann, CNRS, Paris, France Michael Cysouw, University of Marburg Thierry Declerck, DFKI (Chair) Stefanie Dipper, Ruhr-Universität Bochum Christian Federmann, Microsoft, Seattle, USA Bernhard Fisseni, Uni Düsseldorf Dagmar Gromann, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain Iryna Gurevych, Technische Universität Darmstadt Roman Klinger, Universität Bielefeld Brigitte Krenn, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Vienna, Austria Sandra Kübler, Indiana University, USA Lothar Lemnitzer, BBAW Piroska Lendvai, University of Göttingen Nils Lenke, Nuance Communications, Aachen Henning Lobin, Universität Gießen Alexander Mehler, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Karola Pitsch, Universität Duisburg-Essen Uwe Quasthoff, Universität Leipzig Georg Rehm, DFKI (Chair) Frank Richter, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Manfred Sailer, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt David Schlangen, Universität Bielefeld Helmut Schmid, CIS München Thomas Schmidt, IDS Mannheim Ulrich Schmitz, Universität Duisburg-Essen Roman Schneider, IDS Mannheim Bernhard Schröder, Universität Duisburg-Essen Sabine Schulte im Walde, Universität Stuttgart Manfred Stede, Universität Potsdam Angelika Storrer, Universität Mannheim Elke Teich, Universität des Saarlandes Michael Wiegand, Universität des Saarlandes Torsten Zesch, Universität Duisburg-Essen Heike Zinsmeister, Universität Hamburg
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