SwissText 2018

3rd Swiss Text Analytics Conference

June 12-13, 2018
in Winterthur

Text Analytics is used in many companies and industrial sectors, for instance for process optimization, for decision support, or to develop new products and services. Our goal is to bring together practitioners and researchers, to give an overview of existing solutions and technologies, and to come up with ideas for new and innovative projects using automatic text understanding.

In order to achieve this goal, we invite practitioners, analysts, end users, software vendors, researchers and data scientists to join SwissText 2018, the third edition of the conference for text analytics.


Building on the success of the previous editions of the conference, SwissText 2018 will be held on two days for the first time.

Like in the previous years, one main goal of the conference is to bring together Swiss practitioners and researchers, to give an overview of existing solutions and applications in the domain of text analytics, and to come up with ideas for new and innovative projects. The additional day will allow for even more networking opportunities this year, and we will have a Swiss Track, where all presentations will have a certain "Swissness"-factor.

In addition, we also invite the international scientific community to participate in the conference. We will have a "classical" Scientific Track, where you can present state-of-the-art technical papers.

Scientific papers will be published in the conference proceedings, together with abstracts of the Swiss Track presentations (see Call for Papers for details).


SwissText 2018 is a two-­day conference on automatic text analytics. The conference will see keynotes and presentations by distinguished international experts from research and industry, and a poster exhibition of recent research results. It will be also enriched by tutorials and hands-on workshops targetting a broad audience. Furthermore, proceedings are planed for scientific submissions. We are currently preparing the Call for Papers. Please contact us at if you want to get notified when it's published.


SwissText will be held on the 12th and 13th of June 2018 in the ZHAW Eulachpassage in Winterthur (same location as last year).
The venue is located in the historic heart of the city, a 5 minutes’ walk from Winterthur main railway station and has a directly attached parking deck.

Address: Building TN at ZHAW Campus Winterthur, Technikumstrasse 71

Directions: Google Maps, ZHAW Location map



Coming soon.


Conference Chair: Mark Cieliebak

Organizers: Don Tuggener, Fernando Benites

The conference is co-organized by the Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services.

Program Committee

So far:

  • Martin Jaggi, EPFL
  • Mark Cieliebak, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
  • Aurelien Lucchi, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich)
  • Roberto Mastropietro, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)
  • Fabio Rinaldi, University of Zurich
  • Manfred Vogel, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)
  • Tim vor der Brück, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU)
  • Andrei Popescu-Belis, School of Business and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD)


Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI)

Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Data Analytics Lab

Machine Learning and Optimization Laboratory

Institute of Computational Linguistics

School of Engineering

University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland

Institute for Information and Communication Technologies

Additional partners are always welcome. Please contact us at