Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline:
    June 7, 2016 (extended)
  • Notifications: July 18, 2016
  • Final versions: August 15, 2016
  • Conference:
    September 19–21, 2016
  • Workshops & tutorials:
    September 22, 2016


Conference Proceedings

September 17, 2016

The full conference proceedings are now online.

Updated Venue Information

September 9, 2016

We posted more detailed information on the venue, particularly travel instructions.

Conference Program

August 22, 2016

The detailed conference program and list of poster presentations are now online.


The Conference on Natural Language Processing (“Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache”, KONVENS) aims at offering a broad perspective on current research and developments within the interdisciplinary field of natural language processing. It allows researchers from all disciplines relevant to this field of research to present their work.

Poster for KONVENS 2016

KONVENS is held in a two year rotation, organized by the scientific societies

  • DGfS-CL (German Society for Linguistics, Section Computational Linguistics),
  • GSCL (Society for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics), and
  • ÖGAI (Austrian Society for Artificial Intelligence).

The 13th KONVENS is organized by DGfS-CL and hosted by the Linguistics Department at Ruhr-University Bochum. The conference will take place September 19–21, 2016 in Bochum (Germany). Associated workshops and tutorials will take place on September 22, 2016.

Invited speakers at this year’s conference will be:

DGfS-CL Ruhr-University Bochum