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.

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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).

Keynote Speakers


    Eneko Agirre Eneko Agirre, Professor, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
    Eneko Agirre is Professor at the University of the Basque Contry and member of the IXA Natural Language Processing group. His research focuses on lexical and computational semantics, with applications in information retrieval and machine translation. He has been president of SIGLEX, member of the editorial board of Computational Linguistics, and has received a Google research award.
  • Costas Bekas Costas Bekas, Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Research – Zurich
    Costas Bekas manages the Foundations of Cognitive Computing group at IBM Research – Zurich. Costas’ research covers high-performance computing, massive scale analytics and cognitive computing. He is a recipient of the PRACE Award (2012) and the ACM Gordon Bell Prize (2013 & 2015).
  • Iryna Gurevych Iryna Gurevych, Professor, Technical University of Darmstadt
    Iryna Gurevych is Professor for Language Processing at Technical University of Darmstadt, and Director of the Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab. Her research aims at lexical-semantics, resources and algorithms, and innovative applications of language processing to social sciences and humanities.
  • Hristo Tanev Hristo Tanev, Researcher, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
    Hristo Tanev, PhD, has been working in the domain of Natural Language Processing for more than 25 years already. His work has been concentrated mostly in the area of Question Answering, Terminology Extraction, Grammar Induction, and Event Extraction. Being researcher and developer of working applications, Hristo Tanev's work resulted in several software systems for Question Answering, Event Extraction and Terminology Learning.

Program

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 info@swisstext.org if you want to get notified when it's published.

The program committee has decided on the submissions, here is the list of accepted papers.

Workshops

Data Expedition into the Swiss Twitter Community
More infos at Data Expedition Website
Day: Tuesday

NLP Clinic
More infos at NLP Clinic Website
Day: Wednesday

Future Actions for Swiss German
More infos at Future Actions for Swiss German
Day: Wednesday

Venue

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

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Registration

Registration deadline May 20, 2018
Single Day Early Bird Participation Fee, until 30.4.2018 CHF 130.–
Full Conference Early Bird Participation Fee, until 30.4.2018 CHF 240.–
Single Day Participation Fee CHF 160.–
Full Conference Participation Fee CHF 280.–

Discount for students on request. Send email to info@swisstext.org

Conference Registration includes:

  • Admission to all sessions
  • Please when registering select workshops, since only a limited number of places are available
  • Coffee and refreshment breaks
  • Lunch
  • Conference apero
  • Proceedings

Organization

Conference Chair: Mark Cieliebak

Organizers: Fernando Benites, Jan Deriu, Amrita Prasad, Don Tuggener, Dirk von Grünigen, Ada Wan

The conference is co-organized by Zurich University of Applied Sciences and the Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services.

Program Committees

Swiss Track

  • Ivo Blohm, University of St. Gallen
  • Martin Jaggi, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Aurelien Lucchi, ETH Zurich
  • Roberto Mastropietro, Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI)
  • Andrei Popescu-Belis, School of Business and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD)
  • Fabio Rinaldi, University of Zurich
  • Jürgen Spielberger, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
  • Jürgen Vogel, Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH)
  • Manfred Vogel, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW)
  • Tim Vor der Brück, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU)
  • Egon Werlen, Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences (FFHS)

Scientific Track

  • Giuseppe Attardi, Università di Pisa
  • Adrien Barbaresi, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW)
  • Roberto Basili, University of Roma Tor Vergata
  • Eduardo Blanco, University of North Texas
  • Ivo Blohm, University of St. Gallen
  • Noah Bubenhofer, University of Zurich
  • Ernst Buchberger, Medical University of Vienna
  • Manuel De Buenaga, Universidad Europea de Madrid
  • Stephan Busemann, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
  • Miriam Butt, Universität Konstanz
  • Pascual Cantos-Gómez, University of Murcia
  • Sylviane Cardey, Universite de Franche-Comte
  • Ernesto William De Luca, Georg-Eckert-Institute for international Textbook Research
  • Gaël Dias, University of Caen Normandie
  • Nicola Ferro, University of Padova
  • Alexander Gelbukh, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico
  • Hatem Ghorbel, University of Applied Sciences HES-SO, HE-Arc Ingénierie
  • Xavier Gómez Guinovart, Universidade de Vigo
  • Martin Jaggi, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Manfred Klenner, University of Zurich
  • Valia Kordoni, Humboldt University Berlin
  • Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex
  • Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski, Saarland University
  • Aurelien Lucchi, ETH Zurich
  • Roberto Mastropietro, Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI)
  • Alexander Mehler, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Wolfgang Menzel, University of Hamburg
  • Margot Mieskes, University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt
  • Marie-Francine Moens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Alessandro Moschitti, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI)
  • Guenter Neumann, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
  • Johann Petrak, The University of Sheffield
  • Hannes Pirker, Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
  • Andrei Popescu-Belis, School of Business and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD)
  • Uwe Quasthoff, University Leipzig
  • Fabio Rinaldi, University of Zurich
  • Paolo Rosso, Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Tanja Samardzic, University of Zurich
  • Yves Scherrer, University of Helsinki
  • Gerold Schneider, University of Zurich
  • Rico Sennrich, The University of Edinburgh
  • Marcin Skowron, Austrian Research Institute For Artificial Intelligence (OFAI)
  • Jürgen Spielberger, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
  • Angelika Storrer, Universität Mannheim
  • Manfred Vogel, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW)
  • Juergen Vogel, Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH)
  • Tim Vor der Brück, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU)
  • Egon Werlen, Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences (FFHS)
  • Fabio Massimo Zanzotto, University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Torsten Zesch, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Heike Zinsmeister, University of Hamburg

Sponsors

Innosuisse - Swiss Innovation Agency

Partners

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

Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences

Additional partners are always welcome. Please contact us at info@swisstext.org.

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