Tenth International Conference on Computational Semantics (

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Call for Papers
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University of Potsdam
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 to Friday, 22 March 2013
Katrin Erk
Alexander Koller
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 30 November 2012


Tenth International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS)
University of Potsdam, Germany
March 20-22, 2013



The aim of the IWCS conference is to bring together researchers interested in 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
Areas of special interest for the conference will be computational aspects of meaning of natural language within written, spoken, or multimodal communication. Papers are invited that are concerned with topics in these and closely related areas, including the following:

* 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
* 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

Submission Requirements
Two types of submission are solicited: long papers and short papers. Both types of papers should be submitted not later than November 30, 2012.

Long papers should describe original research and must not exceed 10 pages. They will be published in the conference proceedings and will have a full oral presentation at the conference.

Short papers (typically system or project descriptions, or ongoing research) must not exceed 5 pages. They will be published in the conference proceedings, and will have a lightning talk at the conference, followed by a poster/demo session for discussion.

Papers should be electronically submitted in PDF format via the START system at https://www.softconf.com/d/iwcs2013/. Please contact the organisers if you have problems using START.

Please follow the information for authors for instructions on formatting your paper, given on the conference webpage http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/iwcs2013/.

Program Chairs
Katrin Erk, University of Texas at Austin
Alexander Koller, University of Potsdam

Program Committee
Tim Baldwin
Marco Baroni
Anja Belz
Jonathan Berant
Raffaella Bernardi
Patrick Blackburn
Gemma Boleda
Johan Bos
Antonio Branco
Chris Brew
Susan Brown
Harry Bunt
Aljoscha Burchardt
Nicoletta Calzolari
Rui Chaves
Philipp Cimiano
Ariel Cohen
Robin Cooper
Ann Copestake
Montse Cuadros
Dipanjan Das
Rodolfo Delmonte
Dmitriy Dligach
Markus Egg
Raquel Fernandez
Anette Frank
Claire Gardent
Jonathan Ginzburg
Edward Grefenstette
Ed Hovy
Lauri Karttunen
Rohit Kate
Ralf Klabunde
Emiel Krahmer
Shalom Lappin
Alex Lascarides
Piroska Lendvai
Leonardo Lesmo
Will Lowe
Paul Mc Kevitt
Diana McCarthy
Marie-Francine Moens
Raymond Mooney
Alessandro Moschitti
Roberto Navigli
Malvina Nissim
Diarmuid O Seaghdha
Katya Ovchinnikova
Sebastian Pado
Vincenzo Pallotta
Alexis Palmer
Anselmo Penas
Marco Pennachiotti
Manfred Pinkal
Paul Piwek
Richard Power
Stephen Pulman
Allan Ramsay
Michaela Regneri
Rolf Schwitter
Jennifer Spenader
Caroline Sporleder
Manfred Stede
Mary Swift
Idan Szpektor
Stefan Thater
Peter Turney
Tim van de Cruys
Kees van Deemter
Benjamin Van Durme
Jan van Eijck
Josef van Genabith
Carl Vogel
Fabio Zanzotto
Luke Zettlemoyer