We welcome contributions on research, development, applications and evaluation, covering all areas of natural language processing, ranging from basic questions to practical implementations of natural language resources, components and systems.

Central theme of the 11th KONVENS is

Empirical methods in natural language processing.

We especially encourage the submission of contributions proposing new methods for learning from substantial amounts of natural language (including speech) data, be they annotated or un-annotated, as well contributions relating to evaluation of such methods. Submissions should describe unpublished research or innovative industrial applications.

The conference language is English. We welcome international submissions. In particular, young researchers are encouraged to present their completed work for discussion.

Important Dates

May 25 June 1, 2012 (23:59 PST)
Paper submission deadline
July 20 July 30, 2012
Notification of acceptance
August 27, 2012
Camera-ready submission deadline
September 19-21
September 21


We welcome two types of contributions:

  • Full papers for oral presentation (8 pages + references)
  • Short papers for presentation as posters (4 pages + references)

Short papers/posters can be combined with a system demonstration. All submissions must be made electronically through the conference website. Reviews will be anonymous. Accepted full and short papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Contributions must be written in English language. Submissions must not exceed 8 pages plus references for full papers or 4 pages plus references for short papers/posters. Submission will be electronic, managed by the Conference Management Toolkit (CMT) system.

Submission is now open, please upload here!

The only accepted format for submitting papers is Adobe PDF. Submissions must conform to the formatting guidelines, which can be found here.