Event Notification Type: 
Call for Proposals
Abbreviated Title: 
GSCL-WS 2013
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 1 March 2013


The bi-annual meeting of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL) in 2013 will take place from 25th to 27th September at Technische Universität Darmstadt organized by the UKP Lab, Department of Computer Science. See also for details.
The GSCL Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops and tutorials to be held in conjunction with the GSCL conference. We solicit proposals on any topic of interest to the ACL/GSCL communities, including, but not limited to topics in Natural Language Processing, Web-based Knowledge Discovery or interdisciplinary research areas between computational linguistics and other research fields (machine learning, web 2.0, semantic web, psychology etc.).
Workshops provide an opportunity to discuss current topics in a small and interactive atmosphere. They can concentrate in-depth on research topics, but can also be devoted to application issues, or to questions concerning the economic and social aspects of NLP and web mining. Although we encourage workshops on novel and original topics, we also accept successors to workshops at previous ACL, GSCL or related conferences.
Workshops will be half-day or full-day and will be held on

* Tuesday, September 24, 2013. *

at the Piloty building, Technische Universität Darmstadt. Proposals will be reviewed by the conference organizing committee.

Proposals for workshops should contain:
1. A title and brief (2-page max) description of the workshop topic and content.
2. An estimate of the number of attendees.
3. The desired workshop length – half-day or full-day.
4. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the organizers, with one-paragraph statements of their research interests and areas of expertise.
5. A list of potential members of the program committee, with an indication of which members have already agreed to serve.
Please submit proposals in PDF attached to an email to

* no later than March 1, 2013. *

GSCL will offer publicity of the workshops on the GSCL website, free rooms for up to 25-30 people (larger rooms might be arranged, if an application indicates higher foreseen attendance), no separate workshop registration fee, as well as a complimentary coffee break.
The workshop organizers are expected to coordinate the circulation of their CfPs, organizing the workshop submission and reviewing process, and for publishing the workshop proceedings. The successful proposers will be notified by March 15, 2013.

Mar 1, 2013 Workshop proposal deadline
Mar 15, 2013 Notification of acceptance

Apr 1, 2013 Proposed 1st workshop CFP
Jul 12, 2013 Proposed paper due date
Aug 16, 2013 Proposed notification of acceptance
Aug 31, 2013 Camera-ready deadline
Sep 20, 2013 Workshop proceedings (camera ready)
Sep 24, 2013 Workshops

The GSCL-2013 Organizing Committee invites proposals for half-day tutorials to be held on 24th September, 2013, the day before the main conference, which will take place in Darmstadt, Germany from September 25th to 27th, 2012.
Tutorials are intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to core techniques and areas of interest for the GSCL and ACL community. We are interested in tutorials on established or emerging research topics in these areas but we also welcome tutorials from related research fields or applications. The ideal tutorial should attract a wide audience. It should be broad enough to provide a basic introduction to the chosen research area, but it should also cover the most important topics in depth. Each tutorial should be well-focused so that its content can be covered in a half day slot (3.5h including a 30-minute break). Proposals that exclusively focus on the presenter’s own work, a particular project or commercial presentations are discouraged.
Tutorial slides will be made available online at the main GSCL website; authors can provide them in additional websites as well.
Tutorial speakers will be offered the possibility of a reduced or waived registration fee, depending on the number of speakers for the tutorial.

The tutorial proposals should contain:
1. A title and abstract of the tutorial.
2. A brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the GSCL community (no more than 2 pages).
3. A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial’s core content can be covered in a 3.5 hours slot (including a coffee break).
4. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the tutorial instructors, including one-paragraph statement of their research interests and areas of expertise.
5. A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the same or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an estimate of the audience size.
6. A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g., internet access).
Proposals should be submitted in PDF by electronic mail no later than March 1, 2013 to:
The subject line should be: “GSCL-2013: TUTORIAL PROPOSAL“.

The proponents will receive an email confirmation that their proposal has been received. If no confirmation arrives within 72 hours after sending the proposal, the proponents should contact the tutorial chair again.

The proposals will be reviewed by organizing committee, who may use the help of external reviewers, expert on the submission topics.
The features that will be evaluated are: (i) the interestingness for the GSCL areas, which should result in a large audience; (ii) the clarity of the tutorial, which should emerge from its description; (iii) good organization as appearing from the outline; (iv) the adequacy of the speakers, i.e., her/his background/experience in teaching the target topics; and (v) the ability to explain the topics to a large audience with heterogeneous background.
Accepted tutorial speakers will be asked to provide an abstract (ASCII format) of their tutorials for advertisement purposes in the conference website. Tutorial speakers must provide their tutorial materials (pdf format), at least containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial, by August 31, 2013.

Mar 1, 2013 Tutorial proposal deadline
Mar 15, 2013 Notification of acceptance

Apr 1, 2013 Tutorial abstract due (ASCII format)
Aug 31, 2013 Tutorial slides due (PDF format)
Sep 24, 2013 Tutorial day

In case you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to your proposals,

GSCL 2013 Organizing Committee
Iryna Gurevych (General Chair)
Chris Biemann (Program Co-Chair)
Torsten Zesch (Program Co-Chair)
György Szarvas (Workshops and Tutorials Chair)
Wolfgang Stille (Local Chair)