5th SwissText & 16th KONVENS
Joint Conference 2020

The validity of high school grades as a predictor of academic
success is controversial. During an aptitude test (Operant Motive Test, OMT),
participants are asked to write freely associated texts to provided questions
and images. Trained psychologists can predict subsequent success from these

You can find the task description here.

You can find their online proceedings here.


  • Dirk Johannßen (Dept. of Computer Science, Language Technology Group, Universität Hamburg, Germany)
  • Chris Biemann (Dept. of Computer Science, Language Technology Group, Universität Hamburg, Germany)
  • Timo Baumann (Dept. of Computer Science, Language Technology Group, Universität Hamburg, Germany)
  • David Scheffer (Dept. of Psychology, CAPTA Institute, Nordakademie, Germany)
  • Nicola Baumann (Dept. of Psychology, personality psychology, Universität Trier, Germany)
  • Gudula Ritz (Impart GmbH, Germany)

Important Dates

  • 1 December 2019: Release of Trial Data
  • 01 January 2020: Release of Training Data (Train + Validation)
  • 08 May 2020: Release of Test Data
  • 01 June 2020: Final Submission of Test Results
  • 03 June 2020: Submission of Description Paper
  • 04-11 June 2020: Peer Reviewing: Participants are expected to review other participant’s system descriptions
  • 12 June 2020: Notification of Acceptance and Reviewer Feedback
  • 18 June 2020: Camera-Ready Deadline for System Description Papers
  • 23 June 2020: Workshop in Zurich, Switzerland at SwissText and KONVENS Joint Conference 2020