SwissText & KONVENS 2020 : 5th SwissText & 16th KONVENS Joint Conference 2020

  in Conferences   Posted on November 22, 2019

Conference Information

Submission Deadline Sunday 08 Mar 2020 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Jun 23, 2020 - Jun 25, 2020
Conference Address Zurich, Switzerland
Conference & Submission Link
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Conference Call for Papers

We invite you to submit a contribution to the 5th Swiss Text Analytics Conference (SwissText) & 16th Conference on Natural Language Processing (KONVENS), which takes place on June 23-25, 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland.

SwissText is an annual conference established in 2016 by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) that brings together text analytics experts from industry and academia.

KONVENS has been held regularly since 1992 and deals with all areas of natural language processing.

The joint SwissText + KONVENS 2020 conference will last for three days and will feature the following tracks:

– Applied Track, with a strong focus on industry and applied research. This track constitutes the continuation of the “Swiss Track” from previous SwissText editions.

– Scientific Track, with technical research papers from the international scientific community.

– Demo Track, which provides a platform for companies and universities to showcase their interactive NLP solutions.

Conference website:

Applied Track


The goal of the Applied Track is to bring together experts from industry and academia. For this track, we are looking for presentations with a strong focus on practical applicability.

Presentations can be:

– Showcases

– Applications (If you have a live demonstration, please submit to the Demo Track instead)

– Resources

– Applied research results

– Any other contribution that is interesting to the audience

For this track, a short abstract (up to 1500 characters) has to be submitted, along with a CV of the presenter (text format, no tables — max. 500 characters) and the intended audience (e.g. developers, decision makers, project managers, max. 300 characters). All data is entered online via EasyChair:

Note: If you intend to publish a full scientific paper, please submit it to the Scientific Track.

Scientific Track


In this track, we welcome technical papers dealing with natural language processing, computational linguistics, and machine learning/data science with a focus on text analytics.

The 2020 special theme is: Multilingual NLP

While previous KONVENS editions have traditionally focused on NLP for German, given the multilingual setting of Switzerland (German, French, Italian, Romansh, Swiss German), we encourage NLP researchers working on these languages (plus English as supplement) in and outside of Switzerland to submit their work.

We welcome the following two types of contributions:

– Long papers (8 pages plus references): substantial results

– Short papers (4 pages plus references): progress reports and similar

Submission format:

– Please use the ACL LaTeX template:

– Language: English

– Anonymization: The review process will be double blind; we ask authors to anonymize their submission reasonably. Instead of e.g. “We previously showed (Smith, 1991) …” write “Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) …”

– Manuscripts must describe original work that has neither been published before nor is currently under review elsewhere.

– Submission will be made through EasyChair:

Demo Track


The conference features a dedicated track for demonstrations of available NLP solutions (open source or proprietary). The goal is to give developers, companies, and researchers a platform to showcase their products and tools, and for the audience to get an overview of production-ready NLP solutions. All accepted demos will be presented live during the demo exhibition at the conference.

Please provide a short abstract of your demo (up to 1500 characters), a screenshot of your solution, and a description of the intended audience (e.g. developers, researchers, etc., max. 300 chars). All data is entered online via EasyChair:



All accepted scientific papers will be published in the conference proceedings. For presentations in the Applied Track, the abstract will be included in the proceedings. There is no differentiation between oral or poster presentations in the proceedings. The proceedings will be published on (open access). To appear in the proceedings, each contribution has to be presented by at least one author at the conference.

Presentation Types


Accepted submissions in the Applied Track and the Scientific Track will be presented orally or as posters, as determined by the program committee. All accepted Demos will be presented live during the demo exhibition at the conference.

Presentations are in English and will be listed in the conference program.

Important Dates


– Submission deadline: March 8, 2020 (23:59 CEST)

– Author notification: April 19, 2020

– Camera-ready version due: May 5, 2020

– Conference: June 23-25, 2020

Organization Committee


Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Mark Cieliebak, Manuela Hürlimann, Don Tuggener, Fernando Benites, Jan Deriu)

University of Zurich (Martin Volk, Sarah Ebling, Noëmi Aepli)



The conference will take place on the main campus of the University of Zurich.



Please direct all questions regarding the submission process to

Program Committees


Applied Track:

Manfred Vogel

Noah Bubenhofer

Tim Vor der Brück

Fabio Rinaldi

Roberto Mastropietro

Jürgen Vogel

Martin Jaggi

Jürgen Spielberger

Hatem Ghorbel

Andrei Popescu-Belis

Thoralf Mildenberger

Don Tuggener

Fernando Benites

Egon Werlen

Mark Cieliebak

Maria Sokhn

Thilo Stadelmann

Scientific Track


Noëmi Aepli

Adrien Barbaresi

Fernando Benites

Chris Biemann

Marcel Bollmann

Ernst Buchberger

Pascual Cantos-Gómez

Mark Cieliebak

Simon Clematide

Berthold Crysmann

Ernesto William De Luca

Stefanie Dipper

Sarah Ebling

Xavier Gómez Guinovart

Ulrich Heid

Serge Heiden

Manuela Hürlimann

Martin Jaggi

Manfred Klenner

Roman Klinger

Valia Kordoni

Brigitte Krenn

Udo Kruschwitz

Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski

Roberto Mastropietro

Alexander Mehler

Margot Mieskes

Simonetta Montemagni

Preslav Nakov

Sebastian Pado

Patrick Paroubek

Johann Petrak

Hannes Pirker

Andrei Popescu-Belis

Uwe Quasthoff

Ines Rehbein

Georg Rehm

Fabio Rinaldi

Sophie Rosset

Paolo Rosso

Tanja Samardzic

Felix Sasaki

Yves Scherrer

Helmut Schmid

Gerold Schneider

Sabine Schulte Im Walde

Roland Schäfer

Rico Sennrich

Manfred Stede

Kurt Stockinger

Ludovic Tanguy

Don Tuggener

Manfred Vogel

Martin Volk

Tim Vor der Brück

Egon Werlen

Magdalena Wolska

Torsten Zesch

Heike Zinsmeister

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