The 14th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2021) will be held fully online on the 16-18th June 2021. IWCS is the bi-yearly meeting of SIGSEM, the ACL special interest group on semantics; this year's edition is organized by the CL department of the University of Groningen.

The aim of the IWCS conference is to bring together researchers interested in any aspects of the computation, annotation, extraction, representation and neuralisation of meaning in natural language, whether this is from a lexical or structural semantic perspective. IWCS embraces both symbolic and machine learning approaches to computational semantics, and everything in between.

Important Dates

8 Jan Deadline for workshop proposals
12 Mar Deadline paper submission
9 April Reviews due
16 April Decisions sent to authors
7 May Camera-ready due
June 16 Colocated workshops
June 17-18 IWCS!


  • 20 January 2021:
    There will be four workshops co-located with IWCS 2021!
  • 16 December 2020:
    Call for papers is out!
  • 10 December 2020:
    Call for workshops is out!
  • 04 December 2020:
    Website live. Hello world!
  • 25 November 2020:
    It's official, there will be an IWCS in 2021!

Parallel Meaning Bank

IWCS 2021 is happy to be sponsored by the Parallel Meaning Bank project!

University of Groningen

IWCS 2021 is organized by the Computational Linguistics department of the University of Groningen.