Israeli Seminar on Computational Linguistics

ISCOL 2015

22 June, 2015

The Open University of Israel, 1 University Road, Ra'anana  (map) 

General information

The Annual Meeting of the Israeli Seminar on Computational Linguistics, ISCOL2015, will be held this year on Monday, June 22nd, 2015. This year, for the first time, the ISCOL event will take place at The Open University of Israel.

Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing are active research and development fields in Israel today, both in academia and industry. ISCOL is a venue for exchanging ideas, reporting on work in progress and established results, forming cooperation, and advancing the collaboration between academia and industry. ISCOL is also a friendly stage for students for their first appearance in this community.

Previous ISCOL meetings took place in 2014 at Haifa University, 2013 at Ben Gurion University, 2011 at Bar Ilan University and 2010 at Tel Aviv University.

Program (Details)

09:00-09:30    Gathering and refreshments

09:30-09:40    Welcoming Remarks and Announcements
09:40-10:40    Opening Keynote

                                    Prof. Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh) "A Theory of Content"    
10:40-11:40    Semantics and Discourse 
11:40-12:00    Coffee Break
12:00-12:30    Industry@ISCOL
12:30-13:10    Quickfire Poster Presentations
13:10-14:00    Lunch Break
14:00-15:00    Poster Session
15:00-16:00    Morphology, Syntax and Language Modeling
16:00-16:30    Coffee Break
16:30-17:10    Distributional Lexical Semantics
17:10-17:20    Refreshment Break
17:20-18:20    Closing Keynote
Dr. Stefan Frank (Radboud University Nijmegen) "Your Brain on Computational Linguistics"
18:20-18:30    Closing Words and IBM Best Paper Award announcement


Participation at ISCOL is free of charge but requires pre-registration via the following link

Co-located event

The ISCOL2015 meeting will be immediately followed by the workshop "Grammar development: Multilingual aspects of the syntax-semantics interface", which will be held in Beit Daniel, Zichron Ya'akov, June 23-25, 2015. We hope that the juxtaposition of the two events will promote dialog and exchange of ideas between researchers of both communities.

Call for papers

We invite presentations on recent work in all areas of computational linguistics, natural language processing and all closely related fields. We accept work underway, provided that it represents recent and original work of interest to our audience. Presentations of work pertaining to Hebrew or Arabic are especially encouraged.

Please submit extended abstracts (up to 2 pages, including references) through the easychair submission and review system, until May 15, 2015.

This year, the ISCOL event will feature  a best student paper award competition, sponsored by IBM. The IBM best student paper award will be designated by an independent committee of international researchers. Those who wish to be considered should submit a full paper (instead of the abstract) via easychair and state the present position of the first author. Since the ISCOL event is non-archival, we welcome submission of papers that have been accepted for publication elsewhere.

Important dates

Program and organization committee


The seminar is supported by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Department of Literature, Language and the Arts and sponsored by EMC and IBM.