From 15-17 January 2003 Tilburg University hosted the Fifth International Workshop on Computational Semantics (IWCS-5). The aim of the workshop was to bring together researchers interested in any aspect of the computation of meaning in natural language.
Topics of interest for the workshop were computational aspects of formal semantic theories and theoretical issues in building natural language understanding systems. Papers were invited in areas which included, but were not limited to, the following:
Michiel van Lambalgen
|Patrick Blackburn||Jerry Hobbs||Steve Pulman|
|Johan Bos||Daniel Kayser||James Pustejovsky|
|Harry Bunt (chair)||Paul Mc Kevitt||Allan Ramsay|
|Nicoletta Calzolari||Adam Kilgarriff||Laurent Romary|
|Robin Cooper||Emiel Krahmer||Patrick Saint Dizier|
|Kees van Deemter||Alex Lascarides||Mark Steedman|
|Jan van Eijck||Reinhard Muskens||Enric Vallduvi|
|Frank van Harmelen||Martha Palmer||Bonnie Webber|
|Pat Hayes||Manfred Pinkal|
Ielka van der Sluis
Accepted papers were published in the proceedings, which were available at the time of the conference. We also aim at publishing a selection of the accepted papers in book form.
A selection of papers from IWCS-2 has been published as Computing Meaning, Vol. 1, Harry Bunt and Reinhard Muskens, editors, Kluwer 1999, while papers from IWCS-3 have been published as Computing Meaning, Vol. 2, Harry Bunt, Reinhard Muskens and Elias Thijsse, editors, Kluwer 2001.
|1 Oct 2002||Submission of full papers|
|1 Nov 2002||Notification of acceptance|
|1 Nov 2002||Submission of poster abstracts|
|1 Dec 2002||Final papers due|
|15 Nov 2002||Notification of poster acceptance|
|15 Dec 2002||Deadline for early registration|
|15-17 Jan 2003||Workshop|
On Tuesday January 14, the day before the start of IWCS-5, the first meeting took place of the SIGSEM Working Group on Multimodal Meaning Representation. All IWCS-5 participants were invited to attend this meeting. More information about the meeting is available on the SIGSEM wg website.
Department of Linguistics, Tilburg University
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands
IWCS is endorsed by SIGSEM, the ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Semantics and by SIGLEX, the ACL Special Interest Group on the Lexicon.