Calls

1ST CALL FOR SHARED TASK, WORKSHOP AND TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

We cordially invite submissions of shared task, workshop and tutorial proposals as part of KONVENS 2022, which takes place from September 12th-15th, 2022 in Potsdam.

KONVENS (Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache/Conference on Natural Language Processing) is an annual conference series on computational linguistics (biennial until 2018) that started in 1992 and that is organized under the auspices of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology, the Special Interest Group on Computational Linguistics of the German Linguistic Society, the Austrian Society for Artificial Intelligence and SwissText.

CALL FOR SHARED TASK PROPOSALS

Shared tasks need to be in line with the GermEval campaign that focus on NLP for the German language. See https://germeval.github.io/ for an overview of previous GermEval tasks.

Proposals for shared tasks should contain:

  • a title and a brief description of the topic of the task and its potential impact on the NLP community and on society
  • a description of the data sets that will be used in the shared task and their readiness
  • a sketch of how the submitted systems will be evaluated

In addition, proposals need to contain the filled out GermEval Questionnaire (https://gscl.org/de/resources/germeval-fragebogen), that should help you to identify potential ethical issues.

Please submit your shared task proposal by email to konvens2022@uni-potsdam.de preferably no later than Friday, March 4th, 2022. Notifications will be sent out within a week.

While fixing the exact timeline for the shared task is up to the task organizers, we propose the following tentative schedule:

Trial data ready: April 11th, 2022
Training data ready: May 16th, 2022
Test data ready: June 20th, 2022
Evaluation start: June 27th, 2022
Evaluation end: July 4th, 2022
Paper submission due: July 15th, 2022
Camera ready due: August 12th, 2022
KONVENS conference: September 12th-15th, 2022

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

Workshop proposals should contain:

  • a title and a brief description of the workshop topic
  • the desired workshop length (half-day or full-day)
  • the names and email addresses of the organizers, with one-paragraph statements of their research interests and areas of expertise
  • a list of potential members of the program committee, with an indication of which members have already agreed to serve

Workshop proposals should be submitted by e-mail to konvens2022@uni-potsdam.de preferably no later than Friday, March 11th, 2022. Notifications will be sent out within a week.

Organizers of accepted proposals will be responsible for publicizing and running the workshop, including reviewing submissions and producing the camera-ready workshop proceedings.

CALL FOR TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

Tutorials are intended to either provide a comprehensive introduction to core techniques/areas of interest or address advanced topics relevant for the KONVENS community.
We are interested in half-day tutorials on established or emerging research topics in these areas but we also welcome tutorials from related research fields or applications.
Tutorials may be explicitly introductory, targeting experienced researchers or attracting a wide audience by addressing basic as well as advanced topics.

Tutorial proposals should contain:

  • a title and abstract of the tutorial
  • a brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the KONVENS community
  • a brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial’s core content can be covered in half a day
  • the names and email addresses of the tutorial instructors, including one-paragraph statements of their research interests and areas of expertise
  • a list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the same or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere

Tutorial proposals should be submitted by e-mail to konvens2022@uni-potsdam.de preferably no later than Friday, April 16th, 2022. Notifications will be sent out by end of April.