Call for Workshops and Tutorials

We are inviting proposals for workshops and tutorials to be held on September 13, 2023 in conjunction with the fourth biennial conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2023) in Vienna, Austria. Building upon the success of the previous events held in Galway, Ireland in 2017, in Leipzig, Germany in 2019, and in Zaragoza, Spain in 2021, 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.

The decision on acceptance or rejection of a workshop proposal will be made on the basis of the overall quality of the proposal and its appeal to linguistics and knowledge-based communities. Other factors, such as overlap with other workshop proposals, or issues regarding logistics, will also be taken into account when making the final decision.

Submissions should include the following details:

  1. Title of the workshop or tutorial
  2. List of organisers or tutorial presenters: List the names, affiliations, home page links, and provide short (one paragraph) biographies for all workshop organisers 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 (physical/virtual). 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, 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 organisation and timelines. 

Language: All submissions must be written in English.

Proposals should be submitted via EasyChair at: https://easychair.org/cfp/LDK2023WP.

Each proposal will be reviewed by the workshop and tutorial chairs and relevant members of the organising committee of LDK2023, and ranked based on the overall quality of the proposal and the workshop’s fit to the conference as detailed below. In particular, workshops should address research topics that satisfy each of the following criteria:

  1. The topic proposed by the workshops should fall in the general scope of LDK2023.
  2. The workshop’s target should be clear and anchor a specific technology, problem or application.
  3. The aim of the workshop is to attract a broad community of interested individuals.
  4. The format of the workshop can invite various types of contributions (oral and poster presentations) and can be accommodated in online/hybrid settings.
  5. Workshop proposals on emerging topics are encouraged. 

Topics:

  1. Fundamental technical and theoretical problems of language data / linked data and knowledge graphs.
  2. Applications of language data and semantic web technologies in domains such as law, medicine, life science, digital humanities, mobility and smart cities, etc.
  3. Research areas that have been largely neglected or underrepresented in language data and semantic web studies.
  4. Other research areas relevant to language data and semantic web research (such as data science, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, human-computer interaction, natural language processing, and information retrieval).
  5. New emerging topics.

We encourage diversity in the organising and program committee: from different institutions and the presence of young researchers and PhD students. At least one of the organisers should be registered to LDK2023. All organisers (presenters) of accepted workshops are expected to:

  1. Have their own (open) reviewing process and take care of their publicity (e.g., website, timelines, and call for papers).
  2. Workshop organisers will be asked to: a) attend LDK2023 in person (at least one organiser); b) closely cooperate with the Workshop Chairs to finalise all organisational details.

Important Dates:

19 Dec 22 Proposal submission deadline
16 Jan 23 Notification of accepted proposals
6 Feb 2023Workshop website and CfP published
19 May 23Suggested deadline for workshop paper submissions
16 June 23Suggested deadline for notification for workshop paper submissions
30 June 23Camera-ready submission deadline
13 September 2023Workshop and tutorial day
14–15 September 2023Main conference

All deadlines refer to anywhere-on-earth time.

Ana Ostroški Anić and Blerina Spahiu (Workshop and Tutorial Chairs)