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IWCS 2015 : 11th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS)


When Apr 14, 2015 - Apr 17, 2015
Where London
Submission Deadline Dec 16, 2014
Notification Due Feb 2, 2015
Final Version Due Feb 25, 2015

Call For Papers

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 from a lexical or structural semantic perspective. IWCS embraces both symbolic and statistical approaches to computational semantics, and everything in between.

Topics of interest
The areas of interest for the conference include all computational aspects of meaning of natural language within written, spoken, or multimodal communication. Papers are invited on 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 16th December, 2014.

Long papers should describe original research and must not exceed 10 pages. They will be published in the conference proceedings and in the ACL Anthology, 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 in the ACL Anthology, 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, soon to appear on the conference webpage

Program Chairs
Matthew Purver, Queen Mary University of London
Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, Queen Mary University of London
Matthew Stone, Rutgers University

Program Committee
Rodrigo Agerri
Timothy Baldwin
Marco Baroni
Emily M. Bender
Jonathan Berant
Raffaella Bernardi
Patrick Blackburn
Gemma Boleda
Johan Bos
Chris Brew
Harry Bunt
Nicoletta Calzolari
Philipp Cimiano
Stephen Clark
Daoud Clarke
Paul Cook
Robin Cooper
Montse Cuadros
Dipanjan Das
Rodolfo Delmonte
Leon Derczynski
David DeVault
Georgiana Dinu
Dmitriy Dligach
Markus Egg
Katrin Erk
Arash Eshghi
Raquel Fernandez
Anette Frank
Claire Gardent
Dan Garrette
Jonathan Ginzburg
Aurélie Herbelot
Karl Moritz Hermann
Dimitri Kartsaklis
Lauri Karttunen
Ralf Klabunde
Emiel Krahmer
Shalom Lappin
Alex Lascarides
Kiyong Lee
Diana McCarthy
Louise McNally
Shashi Narayan
Malvina Nissim
Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha
Ekaterina Ovchinnikova
Alexis Palmer
Laura Perez-Beltrachini
Manfred Pinkal
Paul Piwek
Octavian Popescu
German Rigau
Laura Rimell
Stephen Roller
David Schlangen
Sabine Schulte im Walde
Rolf Schwitter
Wang Shan
Joanna Sio
Caroline Sporleder
Mary Swift
Stefan Thater
David Traum
Peter Turney
Kees van Deemter
Benjamin Van Durme
Jan van Eijck
Eva Maria Vecchi
Carl Vogel
Roberto Zamparelli
Luke Zettlemoyer

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