Online participation

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IWCS 2021 and workshops take place via Gather and Zoom. All Zoom meetings are accessible via Gather, but you can also find direct links in your email (where you also find the Gather password). Check out the program to see if we're currently on Zoom or Gather.

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You can access the full program via Gather, as it links to the Zoom meetings. We encourage people to use Gather as much as possible, to simulate the live conference experience. We have uploaded a Gather tutorial to help you get started. You will arrive at Groningen Central Station and you'll have to walk over to the IWCS lounge. You can check out some highlights of Groningen on the way! In the lounge you can follow directions on the floor to locate the appropriate room.

General information

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
1 June Early registration closes
16 June Colocated workshops
17-18 June IWCS!


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.