14th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS)
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
14-18th June 2021
IWCS is the biennial meeting of SIGSEM , the ACL special interest group on semantics ; this year's edition is organized by the Computational Linguistics department of the University of Groningen  and will most likely be a fully online conference.
The aim of the IWCS conference is to bring together researchers interested in any aspects of the computation, annotation, extraction, representation and neuralisation of meaning in natural language, whether this is from a lexical or structural semantic perspective. IWCS embraces both symbolic and machine learning approaches to computational semantics, and everything in between. The conference and workshops will take place between 14-18 June 2021, though likely not on all 5 days.
We invite proposals for '''workshops''' to be held in conjunction with IWCS 2021. We solicit proposals in all areas of computational semantics, in other words all computational aspects of meaning of natural language within written, spoken, signed, or multi-modal communication. Workshops are invited on these closely related areas:
* design of meaning representations * syntax-semantics interface * representing and resolving semantic ambiguity * shallow and deep semantic processing and reasoning * hybrid symbolic and statistical approaches to semantics * distributional semantics * alternative approaches to compositional semantics * inference methods for computational semantics * recognising textual entailment * learning by reading * methodologies and practices for semantic annotation * machine learning of semantic structures * probabilistic computational semantics * neural semantic parsing * computational aspects of lexical semantics * semantics and ontologies * semantic web and natural language processing * semantic aspects of language generation * generating from meaning representations * semantic relations in discourse and dialogue * semantics and pragmatics of dialogue acts * multimodal and grounded approaches to computing meaning * semantics-pragmatics interface * applications of computational semantics
Proposals for workshops should contain:
* A title and brief (max two pages) description of the workshop topic and content; * An estimate of the expected audience size; * If the workshop has been held before, a note specifying where previous workshops were held, how many submissions the workshop received, how many papers were accepted and how many attendees the workshop attracted. * The names, affiliation and email addresses of the organisers;
Proposals should be submitted by email to iwcs2021 at gmail.com as soon as possible, but no later than '''8 January 2021'''. Notification of acceptance of workshop proposals will be at 15 January 2021 or earlier.
Organisers of accepted workshops will be contacted regarding further steps in the process. There will be close contact regarding the likely online nature of the conference.
Workshops must be financially self-supporting. The conference organisers will establish registration rates to cover the costs.
8 January 2021 Workshop proposal submissions due
15 January 2021 Workshop proposal notification of acceptance
14-18 June 2021 Workshop date (on 1 or 2 of these dates)
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