Call for papers 6th International Global Wordnet Conference: EXTENDED DEADLINE

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
Kunibiki Messe (
Monday, 9 January 2012 to Friday, 13 January 2012
Piek Vossen
Christiane Fellbaum
Hitoshi Isahara
Kyoko Kanzaki
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 23 September 2011

Global Wordnet Conference 2012

Global Wordnet Conference 2012

Call for papers 6th International Global Wordnet Conference (GWC2012)

6th International Global Wordnet Conference,
Matsue, Japan
January, 9-13, 2012
Conference website is now on line!!!!

First Call for papers 6th International Global Wordnet Conference.

The Global Wordnet Association is pleased to announce the 6th International Global Wordnet Conference (GWC2012).

The conference will be held at Kunibiki Messe (, Matsue, Japan, in January 2012. It is organized by the Global Wordnet Association, the Toyohashi University of Technology and the National Institute of Japanese Language and Linguistics. Matsue is located in the west part of Japan, about 1000km west from Tokyo.

Local organization: Hitoshi Isahara (Toyohashi University of Technology) and Kyoko Kanzaki (National Institute of Japanese Language and Linguistics).

Details about the Association and the full announcement for the conference can be found on the GWA website ( and on the conference website (to be launched).

We invite papers addressing the topics listed below. Proposals for tutorials on building wordnets and demonstrations of wordnet databases, and wordnet-based software are welcome too.

  1. Linguistics and lexical semantics, including:
    • In depth analysis of Semantic Relations,
    • Determining and representing word meanings (definitions, relations, semantic components, co-occurrence statistics, etc.)
    • Necessity and Completeness issues.
    • Ontologies and wordnets.
    • The lexicon and wordnets.
  2. Architecture of lexical databases, including:
    • Language independent and language dependent components
  3. Tools and Methods for Wordnet Development, including:
    • User and Data entry interface, organization,
    • Extending and enriching wordnets
  4. WordNet as a lexical resource and component of NLP and MT, including:
    • Word sense disambiguation using wordnet,
    • Ontologies and WordNet,
    • The Lexicon and WordNet
  5. Applications of WordNet, including:
    • Information Extraction and Retrieval,
    • Document Structuring and Categorization,
    • Automatic Hyperlinking
    • Language Teaching,
    • Psycholinguistic Applications
  6. Standardization, distribution and availability of wordnets and wordnet tools.

Presentations will fall into one of the following categories:

  • long papers (30 mins)
  • short papers (15 mins)
  • project reports (10 mins)
  • demonstrations (20 mins)

Submissions will have to state one of the preferred categories. Acceptance may be subject to changes in the category of the presentation, e.g. a long paper submission may be accepted as a short paper.

Final papers should be submitted in electronic form (PDF only):

  • Long papers should be limited to 8 pages,
  • Demonstration papers must be at most 5 pages text and can have additional 3 pages screen dumps or images;
  • Short papers and project descriptions should be limited to 5 pages.

Anononymous papers need to be submitted to the EasyChair website:

The format of the paper is in ACL format (PDF)

The conference program will include oral presentations and demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of the issues raised.

The deadline for submissions is September 23rd, 2011. Decisions regarding acceptance will be announced to the authors by end of September. Final papers are due at October 10th.

Important note: Inclusion of accepted submissions into the final program and the proceedings is contingent upon at least one author's registration. Late registration and on site registration for participants is possible without inclusion of the paper and without presentation.

Important dates:

  1. September-23-2011 Deadline for paper submission
  2. October-24-2011 Notification of acceptance of papers
  3. November-11-2011 Final papers by authors
  4. November-21-2011
  5. November-18-2011 PC checks final papers and contact authors, if
  6. November-21-2011 LOC gets all camera readies from PC
  7. November-15-2011 Registration is open
  8. November-30-2011 Registration closes for author(s) to be included in the proceedings
  9. January 9-13, 2011 Conference

Please note that traveling to Japan may require a Visa. Please, consult the Japan National Tourist Organization:

Also visit the conference website (to be launched) for relevant information.

Conference Chairs:

Christiane Fellbaum

Piek Vossen

Local Organizing Chairs:

Hitoshi Isahara
Toyohashi University of Technology

Kyoko Kanzaki
National Institute of Japanese Language and Linguistics

Program committee

  1. Hitoshi Isahara
  2. Kyoko Kanzaki
  3. Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University
  4. Piek Vossen, Free University of Amsterdam
  5. Adam Kilgarriff, Lexical Computing Ltd
  6. Adam Pease, Rearden Commerce
  7. Ales Horak
  8. Darja Fiser, University of Ljubljana
  9. Bernardo Magnini
  10. Gloria Vasquez
  11. Agata Cybulska
  12. Attila Gorog
  13. Pushpak Bhattacharyya, IIT Bombay
  14. Peter Schulam
  15. Eneko Agirre, University of the Basque Country
  16. Karel Pala, Masaryk University
  17. Ted Pedersen
  18. Francis Bond
  19. Shu-Kai Hsieh, National Taiwan University
  20. Monica Monachini
  21. Heili Orav
  22. Claudia Soria
  23. Andrea Marchetti
  24. Bolette Pedersen
  25. German Rigau, University of the Basque Country
  26. Horacio Rodriguez
  27. Axel Herold
  28. Virach Sornlertlamvanich, NECTEC
  29. Chu-Ren Huang, Hong Kong Polytechnic U.
  30. Maciej Piasecki
  31. Zygmunt Vetulani
  32. Sonja Bosch
  33. Kow Kuroda
  34. Yoshihiko Hayashi
  35. Toru Ishida
  36. Takanobu Tokunaga
  37. Naoyuki Ono, Tohoku University
  38. Peter Schulam, Carnegie Mellon University