Call for Papers

The Conference on Natural Language Processing (“Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache”, KONVENS) has been held regularly since 1992. The 15th KONVENS 2019 will take place on 8–11 October 2019 in Erlangen (Germany).

We welcome original, unpublished contributions on research, development, applications and evaluation, covering all areas of natural language processing, ranging from basic questions to practical implementations of natural language resources, components and systems.

This year’s central theme is: Bridging the gap between NLP and human understanding.

We especially encourage the submission of contributions relating to this theme by focussing on issues such as the interpretability of NLP-generated results, the improvement of automatic NLP tools through human insights, or semi-supervised machine learning approaches.

Submission Guidelines

We welcome the following two types of contributions:

  • Long papers (8 pages plus references), describing original research with substantial new results
  • Short papers (4 pages plus references), including small focussed contributions, work in progress, opinion pieces, as well as descriptions of projects, systems and resources

Reviews will be anonymous. The conference languages are English and German.

Both long and short papers will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the program committee. The decisions will be based on the nature rather than the quality of the work.

Templates, including example files and detailed formatting instructions, are available for both LaTeX and Microsoft Word. Regardless of the system you use, submissions should always be made in PDF format. For the anonymous submission, please double-check that no personal information is retained in the PDF’s properties or metadata. Please see the submission page for the template files and further instructions.

Organizing Committee

The conference is organized by the Chair of Computational Corpus Linguistics.


The conference will take place at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.


All questions about submissions should be sent via e-mail.

Important Dates

2019-07-15: Paper submissions due (23:59 CEST)
2019-08-15: Notification of acceptance
2019-09-15: Camera-ready copy due
2019-10-08 to 2019-10-11: Conference

Call for Workshops

Workshops can be half-day or full-day and will be held on October 8, 2019. Proposals will be reviewed by the conference organizing committee.

Proposals for workshops should contain:

  • A title and brief (2-page max) description of the workshop topic and content.
  • An estimate of the number of attendees.
  • 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.

Please submit proposals by e-mail no later than Sunday, May 26, 2019. The subject line should be: “KONVENS 2019: Workshop Proposal”.

Organizers of accepted proposals will be responsible for publicizing and running the workshop, including reviewing submissions, producing the camera-ready workshop proceedings, and organizing the meeting day. Rooms and coffee breaks will be provided by the conference.

The successful proposers will be notified by May 31, 2019.

Recommended timeline:

  • 2019-06-01: Call for workshop papers
  • 2019-07-31: Deadline for workshop papers
  • 2019-08-31: Notification of acceptance
  • 2019-10-01: Camera-ready workshop proceedings due
  • 2019-10-08: Workshops

Call for Tutorials

The KONVENS Organizing Committee invites proposals for half-day tutorials to be held on October 8, 2019.

Tutorials are intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to core techniques and areas of interest for the KONVENS community. We are interested in tutorials on established or emerging research topics in these areas but we also welcome tutorials from related research fields or applications. The ideal tutorial should attract a wide audience. It should be broad enough to provide a basic introduction to the chosen research area, but it should also cover the most important topics in depth. Tutorial slides will be made available online at the main conference website. Tutorial speakers will be offered the possibility of a reduced or waived registration fee for the main conference, depending on the number of instructors.

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 (no more than 2 pages).
  • A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial’s core content can be covered in a half day.
  • The names and email addresses of the tutorial instructors, including one-paragraph statement 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; otherwise an estimate of the audience size.
  • A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g., internet access).

Please submit proposals by e-mail no later than Sunday, May 26, 2019. The subject line should be: “KONVENS 2019: Tutorial Proposal”.

The successful proposers will be notified by May 31, 2019.

Program Committee

  • Barbaresi, Adrien
  • Biemann, Chris
  • Bollmann, Marcel
  • Buchberger, Ernst
  • Butt, Miriam
  • Clematide, Simon
  • Crysmann, Berthold
  • De William, Ernesto Luca
  • Dipper, Stefanie
  • Heid, Ulrich
  • Heiden, Serge
  • Klenner, Manfred
  • Klinger, Roman
  • Kordoni, Valia
  • Krenn, Brigitte
  • Kübler, Sandra
  • Lapshinova-Koltunski, Ekaterina
  • Mehler, Alexander
  • Menzel, Wolfgang
  • Nakov, Preslav
  • Neumann, Günter
  • Pado, Sebastian
  • Pinkal, Manfred
  • Pirker, Hannes
  • Quasthoff, Uwe
  • Rehbein, Ines
  • Rehm, Georg
  • Ruppenhofer, Josef
  • Sasaki, Felix
  • Schäfer, Roland
  • Scherrer, Yves
  • Schmid, Helmut
  • Schmidt, Thomas
  • Schulte im Walde, Sabine
  • Stede, Manfred
  • Tanguy, Ludovic
  • Versley, Yannick
  • Weskott, Thomas
  • Wolska, Magdalena
  • Zesch, Torsten
  • Zinsmeister, Heike