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GSCL 2015 : International Conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology 2015


When Sep 30, 2015 - Oct 2, 2015
Where Essen, Germany
Submission Deadline May 15, 2015
Notification Due Jun 21, 2015
Final Version Due Jul 15, 2015
Categories    computational linguistics   natural language processing   human language technology   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

International Conference of the
German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology
30th September - 2nd October 2015
University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen, Germany

The bi-annual meeting of the German Society for Computational
Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL) in 2015 will take place from
September 30 to October 2 at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

The main conference theme is "Deep vs. shallow?".

Currently, computational linguistics as a field seems to split in two
camps: Those interested in 'deep', explanatory, potentially even
cognitively motivated models and those interested in harnessing the
power of emerging big data collections to solve practical problems
efficiently. While the first camp often fights with a lack of coverage
of the intended phenomena, the second camp is occasionally criticized
as naively counting the contents of bags of words.
Of course, the conference theme is designed to provoke contradiction:
Isn't the goal ultimately a synthesis of both approaches that allows
linguistic theory to use 'big data' efficiently and allows broad
coverage technologies to be theoretically well-founded? The conference
aims to discuss the divergence of 'deep' and 'shallow' analysis, but
especially also how to achieve to a synthesis constructively.

Contributions to any topic related to Computational Linguistics and
Language Technology are invited, but we especially encourage
submissions that are related to the main theme, i.e., connecting broad
coverage technologies with linguistic and cognitive theory, e.g.
- learning deep grammars from corpora,
- hybrid machine translation systems,
- making use of 'big data' collections, e.g. for
- distributional semantics, or
- analysis of non-standard orthography texts or learner corpora

GSCL Prize
The GSCL awards a prize for the best student thesis (Bachelor, Master,
Diploma, Magister) in the field of language technology and
computational linguistics. Theses from the last two years are eligible
and nominations must be made by a supervisor from an academic
institution within the German-speaking area.
Deadline for nominations: 15th May 2015
More information:

Keynote speakers
Chris Biemann (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
*Second speaker to be confirmed*

Important dates (all deadlines GMT +2)
15th May 2015 - Submission Deadline
21st June 2015 - Notification of Acceptance
15th July 2015 - Camera Ready Due
30th September 2015 - GSCL Conference

Submissions to GSCL-2015 must describe unpublished work and may be
written in English or German. We invite long, short, and demo papers.
Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus at
most two extra pages for references and appendices.
Short papers may consist of an extended abstract of up to two (2) pages
including references.
Long papers typically describe original research and will be presented
in the main track. Short papers (typically: ongoing research, project
or system description, opinion piece) will be presented in a special
track with short lighting talks or posters.
Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee
members. Final versions should take into account the comments from the

As the reviewing will be 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, 2011) ..." must
be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed
2011) ...". Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be
rejected without review. In addition, please do not post your
submissions on the web until after the review process is
complete. For a paper to be included in the conference
proceedings, at least one of the authors must be registered as a
participant at the GSCL-2015 conference.

Papers will be submitted using the START system, which will be
accessible from the conference web page. Double submission of papers
will need to be notified at submission. Formatting instructions will be
made available on the conference web page.

Organization and Program Committee

Bernhard Fisseni (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Bernhard Schröder (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Torsten Zesch (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Local Organizers:
Bernhard Fisseni (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Tim Kocher (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Bernhard Schröder (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Charlotte Wollermann (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Torsten Zesch (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Program Committee:

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