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Call for abstracts, UniDive 1st general meeting, Paris-Saclay, 16-17 March 2023

UniDive is a COST action, i.e. a scientific network, dedicated to universality, diversity and idiosyncrasy in language technology. It is structured around 4 Working Groups:

  • WG1: Corpus annotation
  • WG2: Lexicon-corpus interface
  • WG3: Multilingual and cross-lingual language technology
  • WG4: Quantifying and promoting diversity

The first general meeting of the action will take place on March 16-17, 2023 at Paris-Saclay University in France. We invite UniDive WG members to submit abstract proposals related to the scientific program of the WGs.

Proposals may describe diverse types of contributions: consolidated research, ongoing work, recently published or submitted work, (collaborative) project ideas, theoretical models, research questions, empirical results, negative results, resource and tool descriptions, etc.

A proposal should be anonymous, written in English and submitted in pdf only. It should include (on the title page) the list of the relevant WGs. It should not exceed 2 pages, including figures and tables (bibliographic references may go beyond the 2-page limit). If linguistic examples from languages other than English are included, those should be glossed and translated into English, and an extra half page is allowed for this purpose.

For the sake of uniformity and easing the reviewers’ effort, we encourage authors to use the Overleaf Latex template. Other formats (not necessarily Latex-based) can also be used, provided that they conform to the following specifications: A4 paper, 11pt font, 1in margins.

The submission link is:

The reviewing process is double-blind. The selection of proposals will be done by UniDive Program Committee according to the following criteria:

  • relevance to UniDive and the work program of its Working Groups (see pp. 18-20 of the Memorandum of Understanding),
  • clarity
  • diversity of the languages covered by the workshop program

The selected proposals will be presented at the 1st UniDive general meeting as posters and/or oral presentations.

At least one author per selected proposal will be reimbursed for their travel and stay. The co-authors of the selected abstracts should inform the meeting organizers by February 17 at latest who will be the presenter to be reimbursed.

Important dates

  • 2 Feb 2023: abstract submission deadline
  • 16 Feb 2023: notification of acceptance
  • 17 Feb 2023: the presenters of the selected posters apply for grants (via a link sent with the notification)
  • 17-21 Feb 2023: selection of the participants to be reimbursed
  • 22 Feb 2023: sending out official e-cost invitations to the participants selected for reimbursement
  • 27 Feb 2023: final versions of abstracts
  • 28 Feb 2023: deadline for booking the recommended hotel with a discount rate
  • 16-17 March 2023: UniDive 1st general meeting

The time zone for all deadlines is Anywhere on Earth (UTC-12). Due to the tight schedule, no extension of the submission deadline is foreseen.

Program Committee

  • Verginica Barbu Mititelu, Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Romania)
  • Vladimír Benko, Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • Gosse Bouma, University of Groningen (Netherlands)
  • Olesea Caftanatov, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science (Moldova)
  • Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
  • Cagri Coltekin, University of Tuebingen, Germany
  • Peter Dirix, KU Leuven (Belgium)
  • Kaja Dobrovoljc, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • A. S. Dogruoz, Ghent University (Belgium)
  • Gülşen Eryiğit, Istanbul Technical University (Turkey)
  • Kilian Evang, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany)
  • Radovan Garabík, Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovakia)
  • Paraskevi Giouli, Athena Research Center (Greece)
  • Bruno Guillaume, INRIA (France)
  • Tunga Gungor, Bogazici University (Turkey)
  • Harald Hammarström, Uppsala University (Sweden)
  • Sylvain Kahane, Université Paris Nanterre (France)
  • (co-chair) Atul Kumar Ojha, University of Galway (Ireland)
  • Murathan Kurfalı, Stockholm University (Sweden)
  • Teresa Lynn, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (United Arab Emirates)
  • Styliani Markantonatou, Athena Research Center (Greece)
  • Nurit Melnik, The Open University (Israel)
  • Kadri Muischnek, University of Tartu (Estonia)
  • (co-chair) Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University (Sweden)
  • Roberto Navigli, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
  • Petya Osenova, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (Bulgaria)
  • Prokopis Prokopidis, Athena Research Center (Greece)
  • (co-chair) Carlos Ramisch, Aix-Marseille University (France)
  • (co-chair) Agata Savary, Paris-Saclay University (France)
  • Emmanuel Schang, Université d'Orléans (France)
  • Kiril Ivanov Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria)
  • Aline Villavicencio, University of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
  • Veronika Vincze, University of Szeged (Hungary)
  • Abigail Walsh, Dublin City University (Ireland)
  • Alina Wróblewska, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
  • Daniel Zeman, Charles University (Czechia)
meetings/2023-paris-saclay-call-for-abstracts.txt · Last modified: 2023/03/21 14:22 by agata.savary