Call for Workshops and Tutorials

We are inviting proposals for workshops and tutorials to be held on June 14, 2021 in conjunction with the third biennial conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2021) in Zaragoza, Spain. Building upon the success of the previous events held in Galway, Ireland in 2017, and in Leipzig, Germany in 2019, this conference will bring together researchers from across disciplines concerned with the acquisition, curation and use of language data in the context of data science and knowledge-based applications. 

Proposal submission

We welcome workshop and tutorial proposals that are of relevance to the topics listed below. Submissions should be consistent with the main conference formatting guidelines and be 3-5 pages in length, plus unlimited pages for appendices.

Submissions should include the following details:

  1. Title of the workshop or tutorial
  2. List of organizers or tutorial presenters: List the names, affiliations, home page links, and provide short (one paragraph) biographies for all workshop organizers or tutorial presenters.
  3. List of topics: For workshops, provide a list of topics of relevance to the workshop. For tutorials, provide a detailed outline of the topics that will be covered.
  4. Detailed description: Provide a 200-word summary that motivates and describes the list of topics in further detail. 
  5. Past workshops or tutorials: Describe any previous editions of the same workshop or tutorial, along with an estimated size of the audience.
  6. Format: Describe the proposed format for the event. For instance, for workshops, describe the envisioned mix, i.e. invited talks, submitted paper presentations, poster sessions, panels, or demo sessions. For tutorials, describe to what extent the tutorial will consist of slide presentations vs. practical hands-on training.
  7. Expected audience: Describe the expected size and composition of the audience.
  8. Duration: Indicate if the workshop or tutorial is planned to last half a day (4h) or a full day (8h).
  9. Technical requirements: List any special requirements, such as audio-visual equipment, videoconferencing/streaming services, poster boards, etc.
  10.  Committee members: For workshops, if available, provide a preliminary list of people who have agreed to serve as program committee members.
  11.  References: List relevant publications.

Accepted workshops will be required to prepare a workshop website containing their call for papers and detailed information about the workshop organization and timelines. 

Proposals should be submitted via email at: ldk2021workshops@gmail.com 

Topics

Language Data

    • Language data construction and acquisition
    • Language data annotation
    • Language data portals and metadata about language data
    • Organizational and infrastructural management of language data
    • Multilingual, multimedia and multimodal language data
    • Evaluation, provenance and quality of language data
    • Usability, validation and visualization of language data
    • Standards and interoperability of language data
    • Legal aspects of publishing language data
    • Typological databases
    • Under-resourced languages

Knowledge Graphs

    • Linguistic Linked Data and Multilingual Semantic Web
    • Ontologies, terminology, wordnets and lexical resources
    • Information and knowledge extraction (taxonomy extraction, ontology learning)
    • Data, information and knowledge integration across languages
    • (Cross-lingual) Ontology Alignment
    • Entity linking and relatedness
    • Linked Data profiling
    • Knowledge representation and reasoning
    • Knowledge graphs for corpora processing and analysis

Applications for Language, Data and Knowledge

    • Question answering and semantic search
    • Text analytics on Big Data
    • Semantic content management
    • Computer-aided Language Learning
    • Natural language interfaces to Big Data
    • Knowledge-based NLP
    • Deep Learning and Machine Learning for and on LLOD
    • Other applications

Use Cases in Language, Data and Knowledge

    • Social Sciences and Humanities research enabled by digital approaches: digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, digital games and cyberculture
    • Geo-humanities, spatial analysis and applications of GIS for Humanities research
    • Digital media, digitisation, curation of digital objects
    • Annotation, analysis, enrichment of text archives
    • Text and data mining for Social Sciences and Humanities research
    • Visualisation of Social Sciences and Humanities research
    • Text and data mining of (bio)medical literature, including pandemics
    • Other specific domain use cases (e.g. FinTech, Cybersecurity,…) 

Workshop and tutorial chairs: 

  • Sara Carvalho – University of Aveiro
  • Renato Rocha Souza – Austrian Academy of Sciences 

Important Dates

30 November 2020 Proposal submission deadline
15 December 2020 Notification of accepted proposals*
15 January 2021 Workshop website and CfP published
26 March 2021 Suggested deadline for workshop paper submissions
16 April 2021 Suggested deadline for notification for workshop paper submissions
30 April 2021 Camera-ready submission deadline
14 June 2021 Workshop and tutorial day
15-16 June 2021 Main conference

* Please note: notifications will be sent out continuously upon submission but no later than December 15, 2020.

All deadlines refer to anywhere-on-earth time.