Call for papers GWC2016

The Global Wordnet Association is pleased to announce the 8th International Global Wordnet Conference (GWC2016).

bibliotecaCall for Papers 8th International Global Wordnet Conference 2016

Bucharest, Romania, January 27-30, 2016

Global Wordnet Association:

Conference website:


The conference will be hosted by the Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence “Mihai Drăgănescu” of the Romanian Academy (local organization: Verginica Mititelu and Corina Forăscu).

Details about the Association and the conference can be found on the conference website (

We invite papers addressing the topics listed, but not limited to, the ones below.

1. Linguistics and lexical semantics, including:
* In depth analysis of semantic relations
* Determining and representing word meanings (definitions, relations, semantic components, co-occurrence statistics, etc.)
* Necessity and completeness issues.
* Ontologies and wordnets.
* The lexicon and wordnets.

2. Architecture of lexical databases, including:
* Language independent and language dependent components
* Integration of multi-wordnets in research infrastructures (like CLARIN) and LT networks (like META-NET)

3. Tools and Methods for wordnet Development, including:
* User and Data entry interface, organization,
* Extending and enriching wordnets
* Combining wordnets with other resources, such as Wikipedia and DBPedia
* Combining wordnets with other modalities such as images and sounds

4. WordNet as a lexical resource and component of NLP and MT, including:
* Word sense disambiguation using wordnet,
* Ontologies and wordnet,
* The lexicon and wordNet
* The Semantic Web and wordNet

5. Applications of wordnets, including:
* Information extraction and retrieval,
* Deep reading and semantic parsing
* Similarity and relatedness measurements
* Document structuring and categorization,
* Automatic hyperlinking
* Language teaching,
* Psycholinguistic applications

6. Standardization, distribution and availability of wordnets and wordnet tools.

7.  Proposals for tutorials on building wordnets and demonstrations of wordnet databases, and wordnet-based software are welcome too.

Presentations will fall into one of the following categories:

* long papers (30 mins)
* short papers (15 mins)
* project reports (10 mins)
* demonstrations (20 mins)

Submissions will have to state one of the preferred categories. Acceptance may be subject to changes in the category of the presentation, e.g. a long paper submission may be accepted as a short paper.

Final papers should be submitted in electronic form (PDF only):

* Long papers should be limited to 8 pages,
* Demonstration papers must be at most 5 pages text and can have additional 3 pages screen dumps or images;
* Short papers and project descriptions should be limited to 5 pages.;

Papers need to be submitted to the EasyChair website:

The format of the paper is in ACL format (PDF): ACL 2010 paper formats:;

The conference program will include oral presentations and demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of the issues raised.

Important note: Inclusion of accepted submissions into the final program and the proceedings is contingent upon at least one author’s registration. Late registration and on site registration for participants is possible without inclusion of the paper and without presentation.

Important dates:

  • 6th Sept 2015: Submission on papers due
  • 18th Oct 2015: Authors’ notification
  • 31st Oct 2015: Final paper due
  • 1st Nov – 30th Nov 2015: Registration of authors with papers in the proceedings
  • 1st Nov – 31st Dec 2015: Registration of the participants without papers in the proceedings 27th -30th January 2016: the 8th edition of the Global WordNet Conference

Conference Chairs

Christiane Fellbaum:
Piek Vossen:

Local Organizing Chairs

Verginica Mititelu:
Corina Forăscu:

Program committee

Eneko Agirre, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Eduard Barbu,, Italy
Francis Bond, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Sonja Bosch, University of South Africa, South Africa
Alexandru Ceaușu, Euroscript Luxembourg S.à r.l., Luxembourg
Dan Cristea, “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, Romania
Agata Cybulska, VU University Amsterdam / Oracle Corporation, the Netherlands
Tsvetana Dimitrova, Institute for Bulgarian Language, Bulgaria
Marieke van Erp, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University, USA
Darja Fiser, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Antske Fokkens, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Corina Forăscu, RACAI and “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, Romania
Ales Horak, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Florentina Hristea, University of Bucharest, Romania
Shu-Kai Hsieh, Graduate Institute of Linguistics at National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Radu Ion, Microsoft, Ireland
Hitoshi Isahara ,Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Ruben Izquierdo Bevia, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Kaarel Kaljurand ,Nuance Communications, Austria
Kyoko Kanzaki ,Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Svetla Koeva, Institute for Bulgarian Language, Bulgaria
Cvetana Krstev, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Margit Langemets, Institute of the Estonian Language, Estonia
Bernardo Magnini ,Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Verginica Mititelu ,RACAI, Romania
Sanni Nimb, Society for Danish Language and Literature, Denmark
Kemal Oflazer, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
Heili Orav, University of Tartu, Estonia
Karel Pala, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Adam Pease, IPsoft, USA
Bolette Pedersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Ted Pedersen, University of Minnesota, USA
Maciej Piasecki, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Alexandre Rademaker, IBM Research, FGV/EMAp Brazil
German Rigau, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Horacio Rodriguez, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Shikhar Kr. Sarma, Gauhati University, India
Roxane Segers, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Virach Sornlertlamvanich, SIIT, Thammasart University, Thailand
Dan Ștefănescu, Vantage Labs, USA
Dan Tufiș RACAI, Romania
Gloria Vasquez, Lleida University, Spain
Zygmunt Vetulani, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Piek Vossen, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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