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SwissText 2021 : 6th Swiss Text Analytics Conference

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Link: https://www.swisstext.org/
 
When Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 16, 2021
Where Brugg, Switzerland
Submission Deadline Mar 14, 2021
Notification Due Apr 11, 2021
Final Version Due Apr 27, 2021
Categories    NLP   text analytics   computational linguistics   machine learning
 

Call For Papers

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6th Swiss Text Analytics Conference – SwissText 2021
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We invite you to submit a contribution to the 6th Swiss Text Analytics Conference (SwissText), which takes place on June 14-16, 2021 in Brugg, Switzerland.
SwissText is an annual conference that brings together text analytics experts from industry and academia. It is organised by the Swiss Association for Natural Language Processing (SwissNLP) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) as well as the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and the data innovation alliance. SwissText 2021 is part of the “Networking Event Series - Natural Language Processing” funded by InnoSuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency. It is supported by more than 10 universities and scientific associations.

The SwissText conference will feature the following tracks:
Applied Track, with a strong focus on industry and applied research. This track constitutes the continuation of the "Swiss Track" from previous SwissText editions.
Scientific Track, with technical research papers from the international scientific community.
Demo Track, which provides a platform for companies and universities to showcase their interactive NLP solutions.
(NEW) Highlights Track, where you can present any interesting talk or paper you have seen or given in the past year, in a top tier conference.


Conference website: https://www.swisstext.org/

Applied Track
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The goal of the Applied Track is to bring together experts from industry and academia. For this track, we are looking for presentations with a strong focus on practical applicability.

Presentations can be:
- Showcases
- Applications (if you have a live demonstration, please submit to the Demo Track instead)
- Resources such as corpora
- Applied research results
- Any other contribution that is interesting to the audience.

Submission format:
- Short abstract (up to 1500 characters)
- CV of the presenter (text format, no tables — max. 500 characters)
- Intended audience (e.g. developers, decision makers, project managers, max. 300 characters).

All data is entered online via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swisstext2021

Presentation mode: talk or poster

Note: If you intend to publish a full scientific paper, please submit it to the Scientific Track.

Scientific Track
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In this track, we welcome classical technical papers dealing with any topic in the fields of natural language processing, computational linguistics, and machine learning/data science with a focus on text analytics.
We also welcome papers which did not get accepted at top-tier conferences but are interesting to the SwissText community.

We welcome the following two types of contributions:
- Long papers (8 pages plus references): substantial results
- Short papers (4 pages plus references): progress reports and similar

Submission format:
- Please use the ACL LaTeX template: http://acl2020.org/downloads/acl2020-templates.zip
Language: English
- Anonymization: The review process will be double blind; we ask authors to anonymize their submission reasonably. Instead of e.g. "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..." write "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..."
- Manuscripts for long and short papers must describe original work that has neither been published before nor is currently under review elsewhere.

Submission will be made through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swisstext2021

Presentation mode: poster or talk

Demo Track
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The SwissText Conference features a dedicated track for demonstrations of available NLP solutions (open source or proprietary). The goal is to give developers, companies, and researchers a platform to showcase their products and tools, and for the audience to get an overview of available and prototyped NLP solutions. All accepted demos will be presented live during the demo exhibition at the conference.

Submission format:
- Short abstract of your demo (up to 1500 characters)
- Screenshot of your solution
- Description of the intended audience (e.g. developers, researchers, etc., max. 300 chars)

Please submit online via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swisstext2021


Presentation mode: interactive demonstration during the demonstrations exhibition

Highlights Track
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We want to bring the best of NLP to our SwissText audience! Therefore, we are introducing the Highlights Track, where we are looking for published work that is interesting to the Swiss community. This means you can present your own already published work, or you can recap and discuss an exciting talk or paper you have seen recently (e.g. at one of the top-level conferences such as ACL, EMNLP etc.). Our goal with this track is to disseminate new and thought-provoking ideas, so please state in your abstract what it is you want to bring across and why it is interesting.



Submission format:
- Short abstract of your highlight presentation (up to 1500 characters): reference to the paper/talk that is basis for your presentation; why is it interesting to the SwissText community; what are the main points you want to share with the audience?
- CV of the presenter (text format, no tables — max. 500 characters)

Please submit online via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swisstext2021


Presentation mode: oral presentation

Proceedings
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All accepted scientific papers will be published in the conference proceedings. For presentations in the Applied and Highlights Tracks, the abstract will be included in the proceedings. There is no differentiation between oral or poster presentations in the proceedings. The proceedings will be published on CEUR-WS.org (open access). To appear in the proceedings, each contribution has to be presented by at least one author at the conference.

Presentation Types
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Accepted submissions in the Applied Track and the Scientific Track will be presented orally or as posters, as determined by the program committee. All accepted submissions in the Highlights track will be presented orally. All accepted Demos will be presented live during the demo exhibition at the conference.
Presentations are in English and will be listed in the conference program.

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Call for Workshop Proposals
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We invite you to submit a Workshop Proposal to the 6th Swiss Text Analytics Conference (SwissText), which takes place on June 14-16, 2021 in Brugg, Switzerland.
SwissText is an annual conference that brings together text analytics experts from industry and academia. It is organised by the Swiss Association for Natural Language Processing (SwissNLP) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). SwissText 2021 is part of the “Networking Event Series - Natural Language Processing” funded by InnoSuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency. It is supported by more than 10 universities and scientific associations.

Apart from the main conference, which consists of four tracks (see Call for contributions here), the conference will feature workshops and a series of shared tasks.
We invite proposals for workshops to be held at the SwissText 2021 Conference. The main objective of the workshops is to facilitate the interaction and discussion on topics relevant for both industry and academia. We also encourage the submission of proposals for tutorials, hackathons as well as forums for discussions. We strongly encourage you to make the workshops highly interactive.

Workshops may consist of, but are not limited to, the following:
- Tutorials
- Panel Discussions
- Hackathons
- Debates

Workshops can last from at least 2 hours to a full-day event. Submission of proposals can be sent to: workshops@swisstext.org

Please include:
- Short section about the motivation and goals
- Tentative, coarse-grained outline
- Short CV of the instructor(s)


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Important Dates
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Workshop Proposals due: March 8, 2021
Workshop Notification: March 24, 2021

Conference: June 14-16, 2021

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Call for Shared Task Proposals
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We invite you to submit a Shared Task Proposal to the 6th Swiss Text Analytics Conference (SwissText), which takes place on June 14-16, 2021 in Brugg, Switzerland.
SwissText is an annual conference that brings together text analytics experts from industry and academia. It is organised by the Swiss Association for Natural Language Processing (SwissNLP) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). SwissText 2021 is part of the “Networking Event Series - Natural Language Processing” funded by InnoSuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency. It is supported by more than 10 universities and scientific associations.
Apart from the main conference, which consists of four tracks (see Call for contributions here), the conference will feature workshops and a series of shared tasks.
We invite researchers to submit proposals for shared tasks in the fields of natural language processing, computational linguistics, and machine learning/data science with a focus on text analytics. Tasks can be multilingual or in a single language. We especially encourage tasks on typical languages in Switzerland: German, French, Italian, Romansh, Swiss German, as well as English.

If you are interested in organizing a shared task, please get in touch with Michel Plüss (sharedtasks@swisstext.org) as soon as possible, but no later than February 7, 2021.


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Important Dates
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Submission deadline: March 7, 2021 (23:59 CEST)
Author notification: April 18, 2021
Conference: June 14-16, 2021
Camera-ready version due: July 9, 2020


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Venue
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We are planning SwissText 2021 as an on-site conference at FHNW in Brugg, Switzerland (20min from Zurich). If the epidemiological situation does not allow this, we will move the conference online.

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Organization
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Conference Chairs: Prof. Mark Cieliebak (ZHAW), Prof. Manfred Vogel (FHNW)

Main Organizers: Manuela Hürlimann, Fernando Benites
Organizing Committee: Michael Plüss, Don Tuggener, Marc Cuny

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Program Committees
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Applied Track:
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Jacky Casas, HEIG-VD
Andrei Popescu-Belis, HEIG-VD
Mark Cieliebak, ZHAW
Daniele Puccinelli, SUPSI
Egon Werlen, FFHS
Philipp Dreesen, ZHAW
Manfred Vogel, FHNW
Hatem Ghorbel, HES-SO

Scientific Track:
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Adrien Barbaresi, BBAW
Roberto Basili, University of Rome, Tor Vergata (Italy)
Fernando Benites, University of Applied Science and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)
Ivo Blohm, University of St. Gallen
Ernst Buchberger, Meduni Wien
Miriam Butt, University of Konstanz
Pascual Cantos, Universidad de Murcia
Berthold Crysmann, CNRS
Hatem Ghorbel, HES-SO
Serge Heiden, ENS de Lyon
Valia Kordoni, Humboldt University Berlin
Brigitte Krenn, ÖFAI
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Regensburg
Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski, Saarland University
Alexander Mehler, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Margot Mieskes, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt
Marie-Francine Moens, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven
Andrei Popescu-Belis, HEIG-VD / HES-SO
Daniele Puccinelli, SUPSI
Georg Rehm, DFKI
Fabio Rinaldi, Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence Research
Tanja Samardzic, University of Zurich
Felix Sasaki, Cornelsen Verlag GmbH
Yves Scherrer, University of Helsinki
Helmut Schmid, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Gerold Schneider, University of Zurich
Rico Sennrich, University of Zurich
Manfred Stede, University of Potsdam
Kurt Stockinger, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Ludovic Tanguy, CLLE-ERSS
Don Tuggener, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Egon Werlen, Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences (FFHS)
Torsten Zesch, University of Duisburg-Essen
Heike Zinsmeister, University of Hamburg


Contact
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Please direct all questions regarding the submission process to submissions@swisstext.org

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