Joint Conference SwissText & KONVENS

will take place on June 23-25 2020 in Zurich.

5th SwissText (Swiss Text Analytics Conference) and 16th KONVENS (“Konferenz für die Verarbeitung Natürlicher Sprache” – Conference for Natural Language Processing) will take place jointly in Zurich, Switzerland from June 23rd to 25th, 2020. 



  • 23 June 2020: Workshops, Tutorials, GermEval Evaluation Campaign
  • 24 – 25 June 2020: Main Conference (Scientific Track, Applied Track, Demo Track, Posters, …)

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Important Dates

  • 15 March 2020 – extended! (23:59 CEST): Submission Deadline for Papers and Abstracts (all tracks)
  • 23 June 2020: Workshops, Tutorials, GermEval
  • 24 – 25 June 2020: Main Conference

Keynote Speakers 2020

Roberto Navigli

Roberto Navigli is a full professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Sapienza University of Rome and a co-founder of Babelscape. He is an expert in multilingual Natural Language Processing and the creator of BabelNet, a popular multilingual knowledge graph and encyclopedic dictionary. He is one of the few researchers in Europe to have received two ERC grants.

Anya Belz

Anya Belz is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Brighton, UK. Belz’s research is in the intersection of Machine Learning and NLP, spanning both text generation and text analysis. She is best known for her work on statistical NLG, and on evaluation of automatically generated text. Belz spearheaded the introduction of comparative and competitive evaluation in NLG, chairing the Generation Challenges series of shared tasks 2007–2012 and continuing to co-organise the Multilingual Surface Realisation shared task. Other research has included text generation for image description, knowledge extraction from user-generated text, and NLG and NLA for automated journalism.

Holger Schwenk

Holger Schwenk is a Research Scientist at Facebook AI Research in Paris focusing on Deep Learning for cross-lingual representations and parallel resources. Previously he was founder and Scientific Director of DeepLingo working on customised machine translation engines. Further assignments included: professor at the University of Le Mans from 2007 to 2015 and researcher at MateCat. Holger Schwenk was an early advocate of using neural networks for language modelling and machine translation.


Swiss Alliance for Data Intensive Services
SpinningBytes AG
Innosuisse – Swiss Innovation Agency


Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
Datalab – The ZHAW Data Science Laboratory
Institute of Computer Science (ICS-HSG)
Swiss Group for Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (SGAICO)
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Bern University of Applied Sciences
Haute école de gestion Arc (HEG Arc)
Haute école Arc Ingénierie (HE Arc) 
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
School of Management and Engineering Vaud
The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland
Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Institute of Computational Linguistics at University of Zurich
Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences
Machine Learning and Optimization Laboratory at EPFL
The German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology
Special Interest Group on Computational Linguistics
European Language Grid
The Austrian Society for Artificial Intelligence
Swiss Made Software
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Institute of Computational Linguistics at Trier University
Institute for Computational Linguistics «A. Zampolli» National Research Council of Italy
Computer Science Laboratory for Mechanics and Engineering Sciences
Media Technology Center
Italian Association for Computational Linguistics (AILC)
Association pour le Traitement Automatique des Langues
ETH Zürich
HumanTech Institute