STARSEM 2020: THE NINTH JOINT CONFERENCE ON LEXICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL SEMANTICS
** December 12-13, 2020 ** Barcelona, Spain (collocated with COLING 2020)
** IMPORTANT NOTE **
In response to the worsening global coronavirus pandemic, COLING 2020 is now postponed to December. The new dates are Dec, 8-13. The main conference will take place on Dec, 8-11. *SEM will follow on Dec, 12-13 2020.
*** Please note the important changes in the timeline for *SEM ***
*** NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 20 ***
SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
STARSEM brings together researchers interested in the semantics of natural languages and its computational modeling. The conference embraces symbolic and probabilistic approaches, and everything in between; theoretical contributions as well as practical applications are welcome. The long-term goal of STARSEM is to provide a stable forum for the growing number of NLP researchers working on all aspects of semantics.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Lexical semantics and word representations - Compositional semantics and sentence representations - Statistical, machine learning and deep learning methods for semantics - Multilingual and cross-lingual semantics - Word sense disambiguation and induction - Semantic parsing; syntax-semantics interface - Frame semantics and semantic role labelling - Textual inference, entailment and question answering - Formal approaches to semantics - Extraction of events and causal and temporal relations - Entity linking; pronouns and coreference - Discourse, pragmatics, and dialogue - Machine reading - Extra-propositional aspects of meaning - Multiword and idiomatic expressions - Metaphor, irony, and humour - Knowledge mining and acquisition - Common sense reasoning - Language generation - Semantics in NLP applications: sentiment analysis, abusive language detection, summarization, fact-checking, etc. - Multidisciplinary research on semantics - Grounding and multimodal semantics - Human semantic processing - Semantic annotation, evaluation, and resources - Ethical aspects and bias in semantic representations
We encourage authors to think about the ethical aspects of their work, and to address and discuss all ethical questions and implications relevant to their research.
*SEM values reproducibility and particularly welcomes submissions that adhere to the reproducibility guidelines as specified in https://folk.idi.ntnu.no/odderik/reproducibility_guidelines_how_to.html https://folk.idi.ntnu.no/odderik/reproducibility_guidelines.pdf
** New paper submission deadline: July, 20 2020 ** Notification of acceptance: Sep, 21 2020 STARSEM conference: Dec, 12-13 2020
General Chair: Iryna Gurevych, Technische Universitšt Darmstadt
Program Chairs: Marianna Apidianaki, University of Helsinki
Manaal Faruqui, Google Assistant
Submissions to STARSEM 2020 must describe unpublished work and be written in English. We solicit both long and short papers.
Long papers describe original research and may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus unlimited pages for references. Final versions of long papers will be given one additional page of content (up to 9 pages) so that reviewers' comments can be taken into account.
Short papers describe original focused research and may consist of up to four (4) pages, plus unlimited pages for references. Upon acceptance, short papers will be given five (5) content pages in the proceedings. Authors are encouraged to use this additional page to address reviewers comments in their final versions.
As the reviewing will be double-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, 1991) ..." must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". As for online paper sharing, at STARSEM, we adopt the ACL policy for submission, which can be found here: https://aclweb.org/adminwiki/index.php?title=ACL_Policies_for_Submission,_Review_and_Citation Papers that do not conform to requirements will be rejected without review. For a paper to be included in the conference proceedings, at least one of the authors must be registered as a participant at the STARSEM conference.
Submissions to STARSEM should follow this year's ACL style, as detailed here: https://acl2020.org/calls/papers/#paper-submission-and-templates
Please note that double submission of papers will need to be notified at submission.
Submission is electronic, using the Softconf START conference management system. The submission site is available at: https://www.softconf.com/coling2020/starsem/