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

  • Early registration deadline: August 15, 2016
  • Standard registration deadline: September 5, 2016


Conference Program

August 22, 2016

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

Registration & more

August 1, 2016

Registration for the conference is now open!

We also added information on social events (museum & dinner) as well as a custom map on Google Maps to help you plan your stay.

Schedule, accepted papers, accommodation

July 19, 2016

A preliminary schedule and a list of accepted papers is now online.

Also, there is a list of accommodation offers; some of them are only valid until early August, so book soon!


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.

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