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IWCS 2017 : 12th International Conference on Computational Semantics, Collocated Workshops


When Sep 19, 2017 - Sep 19, 2017
Where Montpellier
Submission Deadline Feb 26, 2017
Notification Due Mar 5, 2017
Final Version Due Apr 1, 2017
Categories    semantics   computational linguistics   discourse

Call For Papers


12th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS)
LIRMM & Universite de Montpellier, France
20th-22nd September 2017 (workshops on 19th)

EXTENDED deadline: 26th February 2017

The International Conference for Computational Semantics (IWCS) invites proposals for one-day or half-day workshops, to be held in conjunction with the 2017 IWCS conference. IWCS 2017 will take place on 20th-22nd September 2017 at LIRMM, Universite de Montpellier, France. Workshops will take place on the day immediately preceding the conference: 19th September 2017.

The aim of the IWCS conference is to bring together researchers interested in any aspects of 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 for the workshops include all those topics relevant to the main conference, including but not limited to:

- 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
- deep learning and semantics
- 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


Proposals for workshops should contain:

- A title and brief (2-page max) description of the workshop topic and content.
An estimate of the audience size.
- The names, postal addresses, and email addresses of the organizers, with one-paragraph statements of their research interests and areas of expertise.
- A list of potential members of the program committee, with an indication of which members have already agreed.
- A description of special requirements for technical needs.

Proposals should be submitted by email to

as soon as possible, but no later than 26th February 2017.

Notification of acceptance of workshop proposals will occur no later than 5th March 2017.


Organizers of accepted workshops must provide descriptions of their workshops, for inclusion in the conference registration material, by 1st April 2017. The description must be provided in two formats: an ASCII version that can be included with the email announcement, and an HTML version that can be included on the conference home page. These descriptions should be mailed to:

The final workshop materials must be received by the IWCS organizers by 4th September 2017. This includes the detailed proceedings (camera-ready versions of papers), which will be made available electronically, as well as a short workshop program, which will be printed together with the main conference program.


Workshops must be financially self-supporting. The IWCS organizers will establish registration rates so as to provide the room, audio-visual equipment, internet access, snacks for breaks, and the workshop proceedings.


26th February 2017 Workshop proposal submissions due
5th March 2017 Workshop proposal notification of acceptance
1st April 2017 Workshop description mailed to IWCS organizers
4 September 2017 Workshop material due to IWCS organizers
19th September 2017 Workshop date

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