1st Swiss Text Analytics Conference
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. On the other hand, there are many research groups at Swiss universities who
do excellent and successful research in this field. 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
In order to achieve this goal, we invite practitioners, analysts, end users, software vendors, researchers and data scientists to join SwissText 2016 the first national conference for text analytics.
SwissText 2016 is a one-day conference on automatic text analytics. The conference will see presentations of various types: Surveys will give a broad overview of state-of-the-art technologies and solutions in text understanding; Showcases
will present successful projects; and Open Problem Presentations, where practitioners from the industry present “their” open problem.
Please see the Call for Presentations for details (submission are not possible anymore).
You can download the Program Leaflet (pdf),which contains details and abstracts of the talks and posters.
There has been tremendous progress in automatic text understanding in the last 3-5 years. New technologies have been established (e.g. word embeddings), breakthroughs were achieved using deep learning, and new products and services were introduced.
In the conference, distinguished experts will present the current state-of-the-art in the most relevant fields of automatic text understanding.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
These presentations will give the audience sufficient information to find out if the field is relevant to their daily work. For this reason, surveys will not dive deep into single technologies, but rather give an overview of the entire field,
current trends and solutions from “a bird eyes view”.
Many companies are using text analytics in their daily work, and various innovative products and services are already available. Showcase presentations will describe the most interesting and successful projects and applications.
One of the main goals of SwissText 2016 is to bridge the gap between research and industry. For this reason, we invite experts from industry to present and discuss “their” open problem. Each presentation will see a short introduction of the problem,
followed by a brief discussion with the audience about potential solutions and approaches. At the end, interested experts can join a subgroup to further discuss the problem and maybe initiate a joint project.
SwissText will be held on the 8th of June 2016 in the ZHAW Eulachpassage in Winterthur (building TN at ZHAW Campus Winterthur, Technikumstrasse 71) 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.
ZHAW Location map
Conference Registration includes:
Conference Chair: Mark Cieliebak
Organizers: Bettina Bhend, Dominic Egger, Simon Müller, Daniel Schutzbach
The conference is funded by CTI - the Swiss Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation, and organized by Datalab, the Data Science Laboratory of ZHAW.
We offer several attractive sponsoring packages. Please consult the following Call for Sponsors for details.
Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI)
Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Data Analytics Lab
Institute of Computational Linguistics
School of Engineering
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland
University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland
Additional partners and sponsors are welcome. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org