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Konvens 2008 : 9th Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache


When Sep 30, 2008 - Oct 2, 2008
Where Berlin
Submission Deadline Apr 26, 2008
Notification Due Jun 6, 2008
Categories    NLP   computational linguistics   corpus linguistics   linguistics

Call For Papers

KONVENS 2008 - Call for Papers

The Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache ("conference on natural language processing", KONVENS) is held in a two year rotation since 1992 organized by the scientific societies DEGA, DGfS, GI, GLDV, ITG and ÖGAI.

Konvens 2008 is hosted by the Society for Computational Linguistics & Language Technology (Gesellschaft für linguistische Datenverarbeitung, GLDV) in corporation with the Center of Language (Zentrum Sprache) of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, BBAW). The conference will take place at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, BBAW) from September 30th through October 2nd, 2008.

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The central theme of the Konvens 2008 will be text resources and lexical knowledge. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Techniques, tools, and models from the field of computational linguistics dealing with digitization, linguistic annotation (based on standard annotation schemas) and computer-based processing of digital speech data.

- Methods for the acquisition of lexical knowledge from digitized and linguistically annotated text resources of various text genres and period of origin (for example statistical and rule-based approaches, machine learning approaches, computer-aided lexicography).

- Approaches to modeling of lexical knowledge in digital media for various purposes (for example in the context of lexicography, the use of digital lexical resources for research and teaching, design of ontologies for automatic information retrieval, or the development of computer-readable lexicons for automated natural language processing).

Submissions of completed and previously unpublished work in research, development, application, and evaluation relevant to the aforementioned topics are welcome. Also welcome are submissions to the poster and demonstration session, in which resources, tools, and ongoing projects may be presented.

Talks, posters, and demonstrations should explore the potential and perspectives of speech and text technology for the development of lexical knowledge. Also of interest are works focusing on the comparative evaluation of diverse resources, techniques, and tools.

The official conference languages are German and English. All accepted submissions (full papers and short paper versions of posters and software demonstrations) will be published in the conference proceedings available at the conference.

It is planned to publish the conference proceedings at Mouton de Gruyter.


Two kinds of contributions are accepted:

1. Talk (corresponding papers will be published in the official conference proceedings)
2. Poster / Software demonstration (corresponding abstracts will be published in a special volume of the conference proceedings)

Format of the contributions for the conference proceedings

Contributions itself must be blind. That is, omit information concerning the authors and avoid any self-references.

Page Limit:
- Full Paper: Up to 8 pages including title and headlines, excluding bibliographical references
- Short Paper: Up to 4 pages including title and headlines, excluding bibliographical references

File Format:
- PDF based on LaTeX or MS-Word according to the submission

In order to submit a proposal, please use the web-based submission form on EasyChair.

Submission guidelines

Please use either LaTeX or MS Word/OOWriter with the corresponding templates for the composing of the underlying text source.
In case of .tex, there is a .cls file available which implements a special document class (\documentclass{mouton}). This class file includes several .sty files (Download Mouton LaTeX Package). For .doc is a .dot file available (dot Style Files).

Important dates:

April 26, 2008
Submission Deadline

June 06, 2008
Notification of acceptance

July 05, 2008
Deadline for camera ready versions of papers

Program Committee

* Ernst Buchberger (ÖGAI)
* Stefan Busemann (GI)
* Alexander Geyken (BBAW)
* Jost Gippert (BBAW)
* Karin Harbusch (GI)
* Rüdiger Hoffmann (ITG)
* Bernd Kröger (DEGA)
* Lothar Lemnitzer (GLDV)
* Sabine Schulte im Walde (DGFS-CL)
* Manfred Stede (GLDV)
* Angelika Storrer (GLDV, BBAW)

Review Board

* Melina Alexa (BIFAB Mannheim)
* Miriam Butt (Konstanz)
* Irene Cramer (Dortmund)
* Stefan Engelberg (IDS Mannheim)
* Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton, BBAW)
* Anette Frank (Heidelberg)
* Iryna Gurevych (Darmstadt)
* Thomas Hanneforth (Postdam)
* Uli Heid (Stuttgart)
* Anke Holler (Göttingen)
* Wolfgang Höppner (Duisburg-Essen)
* Bryan Jurish (BBAW)
* Henning Lobin (Gießen)
* Harald Lüngen (Gießen)
* Gerald Neumann (BBAW)
* Thomas Schmidt (Hamburg)
* Manfred Pinkal (Saarbrücken)
* Roman Schneider (IDS Mannheim)
* Bernhard Schröder (Uni Duisburg-Essen)
* Elke Teich (Darmstadt)
* Andreas Witt (Tübingen)
* Alexander Mehler (Bielefeld)
* Heike Zinsmeister (Heidelberg)

Organization Committee

* Alexander Geyken (BBAW - Chair)
* Alexander Siebert (BBAW)
* Kay-Michael Würzner (BBAW, Potsdam University)

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