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IWCS 2013 : Tenth International Conference on Computational Semantics


When Mar 20, 2013 - Mar 22, 2013
Where Potsdam, Germany
Submission Deadline Nov 30, 2012
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers


Tenth International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS)
University of Potsdam, Germany
March 20-22, 2013


The aim of the IWCS conference is to bring together researchers interested in the computation, annotation, extraction, and representation of meaning in natural language, whether this is from a lexical or structural semantic perspective. IWCS embraces both symbolic and statistical approaches to computational semantics, and everything in between.

Topics of interest
Areas of special interest for the conference will be computational aspects of meaning of natural language within written, spoken, or multimodal communication. Papers are invited that are concerned with topics in these and closely related areas, including the following:

* representation of meaning
* syntax-semantics interface
* representing and resolving semantic ambiguity
* shallow and deep semantic processing and reasoning
* hybrid symbolic and statistical approaches to representing semantics
* alternative approaches to compositional semantics
* inference methods for computational semantics
* recognizing textual entailment
* learning by reading
* methodologies and practices for semantic annotation
* machine learning of semantic structures
* statistical semantics
* computational aspects of lexical semantics
* semantics and ontologies
* semantic web and natural language processing
* semantic aspects of language generation
* semantic relations in discourse and dialogue
* semantics and pragmatics of dialogue acts
* multimodal and grounded approaches to computing meaning
* semantics-pragmatics interface

Submission Requirements
-- Two types of submission are solicited: long papers and short papers. Both types of papers should be submitted not later than November 30, 2012.

Long papers should describe original research and must not exceed 10 pages. They will be published in the conference proceedings and will have a full oral presentation at the conference.

Short papers (typically system or project descriptions, or ongoing research) must not exceed 5 pages. They will be published in the conference proceedings, and will have a lightning talk at the conference, followed by a poster/demo session for discussion.

Papers should be electronically submitted in PDF format via the START system at Please contact the organisers if you have problems using START.

Please follow the information for authors for instructions on formatting your paper, given on the conference webpage

Program Chairs -- Katrin Erk, University of Texas at Austin Alexander Koller,
University of Potsdam

Program Committee -- Tim Baldwin Marco Baroni Anja Belz Jonathan Berant Raffaella Bernardi Patrick Blackburn Gemma Boleda Johan Bos Antonio Branco Chris Brew Susan Brown Harry Bunt Aljoscha Burchardt Nicoletta Calzolari Rui Chaves Philipp Cimiano Ariel Cohen Robin Cooper Ann Copestake Montse Cuadros Dipanjan Das Rodolfo Delmonte Dmitriy Dligach Markus Egg Raquel Fernandez Anette Frank Claire Gardent Jonathan Ginzburg Edward Grefenstette Ed Hovy Lauri Karttunen Rohit Kate Ralf Klabunde Emiel Krahmer Shalom Lappin Alex Lascarides Piroska Lendvai Leonardo Lesmo Will Lowe Paul Mc Kevitt Diana McCarthy Marie-Francine Moens Raymond Mooney Alessandro Moschitti Roberto Navigli Malvina Nissim Diarmuid O Seaghdha Katya Ovchinnikova Sebastian Pado Vincenzo Pallotta Alexis Palmer Anselmo Penas Marco Pennachiotti Manfred Pinkal Paul Piwek Richard Power Stephen Pulman Allan Ramsay Michaela Regneri Rolf Schwitter Jennifer Spenader Caroline Sporleder Manfred Stede Mary Swift Idan Szpektor Stefan Thater Peter Turney Tim van de Cruys Kees van Deemter Benjamin Van Durme Jan van Eijck Josef van Genabith Carl Vogel Fabio Zanzotto Luke Zettlemoyer

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