Invitation for Bids to Host the Global Wordnet Conference 2021

The Global Wordnet Association welcomes bids from potential organizers of the 11th Global Wordnet Conference in January 2021. The deadline for submitting a proposal is April 1st, 2020. Bids will be considered by the GWA Board and a decision will be announced April 10th, 2020. Proposals must consider and, where appropriate, address the following criteria:

  • Expected size: 50-100 people
  • Logistics
    – Convenient and reasonably priced international flight connections
    – Inexpensive lodging for participants on small budgets
  • Date
    – Projected date: January 2021
    – Conference length of 4 days
  • Proceedings
    – Local organizers are the main editors of the proceedings
    – Proceedings must get an ISBN number and must be freely downloadable from the GWA website
    – Proceedings should be registered in ACL Anthology, DPLP or Web of Science
  • Budget and Fees (this is a model; variations can be proposed and discussed)
    – Fee structure:
    – Aim to keep as close to 200 EUROs maximum for regular participants
    – Reduced fee for students and participants from countries with little funding
    – Fees include GWA membership to be transferred to GWA (see below)
    – Participants fees also cover:
    – proceedings (electronic & ISBN)
    – coffee breaks
    – lunches (depending on local costs),
    – Fees do not necessarily cover
    – accommodation
    – dinners
    – local transport from hotel pick-up points to conference
    – Optional additional fee to cover:
    – banquet
    – excursion
  • Costs to be borne by the local organizer:
    – meeting rooms and equipment rental
    – local support staff
    – Sponsorship: the organizer is encouraged to find sponsors
    – Invited speaker(s) from the international community, to be selected by the GWA

Note that the GWA membership (40 EURO full, 20 EURO student, 100 EURO non-profit institutional, 200 EURO profit corporate) is required for each registered participant. The membership fee is valid for two years. The membership fees need to be transferred to GWA. The membership fee is necessary to maintain the association.

  • Board and the local organizers
    – Number of speakers determined by the availability of financial support.
    – Local organizers may additionally invite and sponsor one or more local speakers, in consultation with the GWA Board.
  • Financial responsibility
    – The GWA cannot contribute financially or assume any financial responsibility
    – Financial responsibility rests entirely with the local organizer
    – Early registration to reduce any risk is encouraged
    – Enforce policy of inclusion of papers in proceedings after early registration of at least one author
  • Program committee
    – GWA Board
    – Chairs: Christiane Fellbaum and Piek Vossen
    – Program Committee to be composed before Call for Papers
Send your bids to Piek Vossen <> and Christiane Fellbaum <>