*SEM (pronounced STARSEM): The first joint conference on lexical and computational semantics

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Participation
Abbreviated Title: 
*SEM 2012
co-located with NAACL HLT 2012
Thursday, 7 June 2012 to Friday, 8 June 2012


June 7-8, Montreal, Canada

*SEM (pronounced STARSEM)
The first joint conference on
lexical and computational semantics

Collocated with NAACL-HLT 2012


We are pleased to announce that the ACL special interest groups SIGLEX and SIGSEM are organising a joint conference on lexical and computational semantics: *SEM (STARSEM).
The main goal of *SEM is to provide a stable forum for the growing number of NLP researchers working on different aspects of semantic processing, which has been scattered over a large array of small
workshops and conferences. The first edition of *SEM will be a two-day conference collocated with the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics and Human Language
Technologies 2012 conference (NAACL HLT), which will take place in Montreal, Canada.

In addition, the conference will include parallel sessions on the following:

* presentations from organizers and participants of the shared task on Scope and Focus of Negation
* presentations from organizers and participants of SemEval 2012

In order to check prices and register for *SEM, please visit the NAACL HLT conference website http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/registration/registration.php.

Note that registration for NAACL-HLT itself is optional, that is, you can register to *SEM only (or to NAACL-HLT only), or to both NAACL-HLT and *SEM.

Registration questions should be directed to Priscilla Rasmussen, acl--AT--aclweb.org

It is strongly suggested that hotel or student dorm accommodation arrangements be made very soon in our reserved blocks of rooms. The Grand Prix will commence the weekend following our conference and
unused rooms may book up quickly with those participants.

We hope you will enjoy the conference and your time in Montreal!


Eneko Agirre, General Chair
Johan Bos, PC Co-chair
Mona Diab, PC Co-chair
e-mail: starsem-organizers at googlegroups com