The Second Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
SFCM 2011
University of Zurich
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Contact Email: 
Cerstin Mahlow
Michael Piotrowski
Submission Deadline: 
Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this message.

Please distribute it to colleagues.

Call for Papers

The Second Workshop on Systems and Framework
for Computational Morphology (sfcm 2011)

Workshop date: August 26, 2011

Location: University of Zurich, Switzerland

Submission deadline: March 1, 2011


The Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology
(sfcm) aims to bring together researchers and developers in the area
of computational morphology. The focus of sfcm are actual, working
systems and frameworks based on linguistic principles and providing
linguistically motivated analyses and/or generation on the basis of
linguistic categories.

In 2011, sfcm will take place for the second time. The proceedings of
sfcm 2009 were published by Springer-Verlag under the title "State of
the Art in Computational Morphology." sfcm is an activity of the SIG
Generation and Parsing of the German Society for Computational
Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL).

From the point of view of computational linguistics, morphological
resources form the basis for all higher-level applications. This is
especially true for languages with a rich morphology like German,
Finnish, or Polish. A morphology component should thus be capable of
analyzing single wordforms as well as whole corpora. For many
practical applications, not only morphological analysis, but also
generation is required, i.e., the production of surfaces corresponding
to specific categories.

Apart from uses in computational linguistics, there are numerous
practical applications that can benefit from morphological analysis
and/or generation or even require it, for example in text processing,
user interfaces, or information retrieval. These applications have
specific requirements for morphological components, including
requirements from software engineering, such as programming interfaces
or robustness.

The workshop has three main goals:

* To stimulate discussion among researchers and developers and to
offer an up-to-date overview of available morphological systems
for specific purposes.
* To stimulate discussion among developers of general frameworks
that can be used to implement morphological components for
several languages.
* To discuss aspects of evaluation of morphology systems and
possible future competitions or tasks.


The topics of this workshop include both technical aspects,
applications, and uses of systems and frameworks for computational
morphology. While purely theoretical submissions may be relevant, the
focus of the workshop is clearly on actual, working systems and

sfcm 2009 focused on systems for a specific language (German). The
main theme of sfcm 2011 are phenomena at the interface between
morphology and syntax (regardless of the language): Many practical
applications have to deal with texts, not just isolated word forms.
This requires to handle phenomena that cannot be easily classified as
either "morphologic" or "syntactic." Examples of such phenomena are
clitics in Spanish, particle verbs in German, or compounds in English.

However, we also welcome submissions on other topics relevant to the
general topic of the workshop, i.e., systems and frameworks for
computational morphology.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

* Approaches for handling phenomena at the interface between
morphology and syntax.
* Frameworks for developing morphological components.
* Open-source tools and resources for morphology.
* Descriptions of systems for analyzing and generating wordforms.
* Morphological components for interactive use.
* Use cases for morphological analysis and generation in applications.
* Reports on actual uses of morphological analysis and generation
in applications.
* Methods and criteria for evaluating morphologic components with
respect to performance, quality, and coverage.
* Software engineering aspects: APIs, robustness, performance,
hardware/software requirements, resource usage.
* License models and legal aspects.

There will be opportunities for demonstrating systems.


We invite researchers to submit full papers of up to 20 pages
(including references) or short papers of up to 10 pages. Long papers
constitute an excellent opportunity to publish citable, in-depth
descriptions of systems and frameworks. Submissions must be in
English. Reviewing of papers will be double-blind by the members of
the program committee, and all submissions will receive several
independent reviews. Papers submitted at review stage must not
contain the authors' names, affiliations, or any information that may
disclose the authors' identity.

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their research
at the workshop as talk or as a poster. Accepted papers will be
published in the proceedings of the workshop.

The papers must use the Springer LNCS format. We recommend to use the
LaTeX2e format. Please strictly follow the Springer LNCS format
guidelines. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format.
For paper submissions we use EasyChair, see

Date and Location

Location: University of Zurich, Switzerland
Date: August 26, 2011

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: March 1, 2011
Notification of acceptance: April 18, 2011
Revised version of papers: May 30, 2011
Deadline for registration: June 26, 2011
Workshop: Friday, August 26, 2011

Program Committee

* Bruno Cartoni (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
* Simon Clematide (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
* Axel Fleisch (University of Helsinki, Finland)
* Piotr Fuglewicz (TiP Sp. z o. o., Katowice, Poland)
* Thomas Hanneforth (University of Potsdam, Germany)
* Roland Hausser (Friedrich-Alexander University
Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
* Lauri Karttunen (PARC Palo Alto, USA)
* Kimmo Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki, Finland)
* Winfried Lenders (University of Bonn, Germany)
* Krister Lindén (University of Helsinki, Finland)
* Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)
* Cerstin Mahlow (Co-chair, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
* Günter Neumann (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)
* Michael Piotrowski (Co-chair, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
* Adam Przepiórkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
* Christoph Rösener (Institute for Applied Information Science,
Saarbrücken, Germany)
* Helmut Schmid (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
* Angelika Storrer (University of Dortmund, Germany)
* Pius ten Hacken (Swansea University, UK)
* Eric Wehrli (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
* Andrea Zielinski (FIZ Karlsruhe, Germany)


Cerstin Mahlow (University of Zurich, Switzerland),
Michael Piotrowski (University of Zurich, Switzerland),

Further Information

Workshop Contact Address