Call for Papers – deadline extension – 9th Global Wordnet Conference, Singapore January 2018

Call for Papers, deadline extension!!!!
New paper submission deadline is now September 20.

9th Global Wordnet Conference, Singapore

January 8-12, 2018

Global Wordnet Association:

Conference website:

The Global Wordnet Association is pleased to announce the 9th
International Global Wordnet Conference (GWC2018). The conference
will be hosted by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Conference venue: the School of Humanities at Nanyang Technological

Sub Events:
- Shared Task on Sense Annotation 
We invite participants to annotate translations of The Adventure of the Speckled Band (Doyle, 1892) 
If you are interested in this task, please email Francis Bond <>
- Workshop on Wordnets and Word-Embeddings (Jan 11, Thursday)
- Workshop on Technology Enhanced Learning (Jan 12, Friday)

Details about the association and the full announcement for the conference can be found on the conference website. 

We invite papers addressing the topics listed, but not limited to, the ones below. Proposals for tutorials on building wordnets and demonstrations of wordnet databases, and wordnet-based software are welcome too.

      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

             * Distributional semantic approaches

             * Cross-lingual representation of meaning

             * Similarity and relatedness

      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 

      4. Wordnet and applications including:

             * Word sense disambiguation using wordnet

             * Information extraction and retrieval

             * Document structuring and categorization

	          * Sentiment Analysis

             * Automatic hyperlinking

             * Language teaching

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

In conjunction with the conference we intend to hold two workshops:
one on distributional semantics and one on technology enhanced learning.

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 should be anonymous and 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.

In addition, we will reserve some time for lightning talks and discussions.

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.

Page limits do not include references.

Papers need to be submitted to the EasyChair website:

GWA 2018 Easy Chair site:

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.

The deadline for submissions is September 6, 2013. Decisions regarding acceptance will be announced to the authors by end of September. Final papers are due at October 11.

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:

  1. September 20 (extended), 2017 Deadline for paper submission

  2. October 15, 2017 Notification of acceptance

  3. October 29, 2017 Final version due

  4. October 29, 2017 Registration opens

  5. December 10, 2017 Registration closes for author(s) of papers to be included in the proceedings

  6. January 8-12, 2018 Conference 

Conference Chairs:

Christiane Fellbaum, 
Piek Vossen, 

Local Organizing Chair:

 Francis Bond, Luís Morgado da Costa, Franti?ek Kratochvíl, Takayuki Kuribayashi

Program committee

Eneko	Agirre	University of the Basque Country
Tim	Baldwin	The University of Melbourne
Magnini	Bernardo FBK-irst
Francis	Bond	Nanyang Technological University
Sonja	Bosch	Department of African Languages, University of South Africa
Key-Sun	Choi	KAIST
Dan	Cristea	Faculty of Computer Science Iasi
Janos	Csirik	University of Szeged
Gerard	de Melo	Rutgers University
Tomaž	Erjavec	Dept. of Knowledge Technologies, Jožef Stefan Institute
Christiane	Fellbaum	Princeton University
Darja	Fiser	Faculty of Arts
Corina	Forăscu	Romanian Academy Institute for Research in Artificial Intelligence
Antoni	Gonzales Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Isahara	Hitoshi	Toyohasi University of Technology
Ales	Horak	Masaryk University
Shu-Kai	Hsieh	National Taiwan Normal University
Diptesh	Kanojia	IIT Bombay
Kyoko	Kanzaki	Toyohasi University of Technology
Kyoko	Kanzaki	Toyohashi University of Technology
John P.	Mccrae	National University of Ireland, Galway
Rada Mihalcea	University of North Texas / Oxford University
Verginica	Mititelu	Romanian Academy Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Haldur	Oim	University of Tartu
Heili	Orav	University of Tartu
Adam	Pease	Articulate Software
Ted Pedersen	University of Minnesota, Duluth
Bolette	Pedersen	Centre for Language Technology, Department of Nordic Research
Maciej	Piasecki	Institute of Informatics, Wroclaw University of Technology
Marten	Postma	VU University Amsterdam.
Alexandre	Rademaker	IBM Research Brazil and EMAp/FGV
German	Rigau	IXA Group, UPV/EHU
Ewa	Rudnicka	Wrocław University of Technology
Kevin	Scannell	Saint Louis University
Roxane	Segers	VU University Amsterdam
Emiel	van Miltenburg	Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Kadri	Vider	University of Tartu
Piek	Vossen	VU University Amsterdam.
Shan	Wang	The Education University of Hong Kong