Conference Programme

The full conference programme can be downloaded from here.

Day 1 (4 September 2023, Monday)

9.00-9.15 Opening, Cherno more hall

9.15-10.15 Keynote speech 1: Eduard Hovy The complementarity of neural and symbolic approaches to NLP, Introduced by Ruslan Mitkov

10.15-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-1.15pm Parallel sessions 1-4

Parallel Session 1: Language Resources and Multilinguality, Session Chair: Erhard Hinrichs, Cherno more hall

Parallel session 2: Language Models: Training, Adaptation and Evaluation, Session Chair: Damith Premasiri, Varna hall

Parallel session 3: Fake, Bias and Hate Speech Detection, Session Chair: Sandra Kübler, Galata hall

Parallel session 4: Sentence-level Representation and Analysis, Session chair: Ivelina Nikolova, Odessos Hall

1.15-2.45pm Lunch break

2.45-3.45pm  Keynote 2: Tharindu Ranasinghe Responsible Machine Learning: Challenges and Way Forward?, Introduced by Ruslan Mitkov, Cherno more hall

3.45-4.30pm Diamond sponsor presentation (Ontotext), Introduced by Galia Angelova, Cherno more hall

4.30-5.00pm Coffee break

5.00-5.30pm Gold sponsor presentation (, Introduced by Ruslan Mitkov, Cherno more hall

5.30-6.30pm Demo session, Session chair: Galia Angelova, Cherno more hall

6.00-7.00pm Poster session 1, Session Chair Tharindu Ransinghe, Varna hall

8.30pm-2.00am Gala dinner

Day 2 (5 September 2023, Tuesday )

9.30-10.30 Keynote 3: Sandra Kübler Hate Speech Detection: What have we learned?, Introduced by Galia Angelova, Cherno more hall

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-12.40pm Parallel sessions 5-8

Parallel session 5: Multimodal Studies, Session Chair: Reinhard Rapp, Odessos Hall

Parallel session 6: NLP for Social Sciences and Literary Studies, Session Chair: Ivan Koychev, Galata hall

Parallel session 7: Machine Translation, Chair: Maria Kunilovskaya, Varna hall

Parallel session 8: Opinion-mining and Sentiment Analysis, Session Chair: Alistair Plum, Cherno more hall

12.40-2.00pm Lunch break

2.00-3.00pm Keynote 4: Lucas Beyer The convergence of vision and language, Cherno more hall

3.15-9.30pm Excursion

Day 3 (6 September 2023, Wednesday)

9.00-10.00 Keynote 5: Isabelle Augenstein Quantifying gender biases towards entities, Introduced by Ruslan Mitkov, Cherno more hall

10.00-10.30 Coffee break

11.00-1.05pm Parallel session 9: Language Models for Text Understanding and Production, Session Chair: Kiril Simov, Varna hall

10.30-1.30pm Parallel sessions 10-12

Parallel session 10: LM under Scrutiny: Explanation, Evaluation, Fine-tuning Ideas and Applications, Session Chair: Isuri Anuradha, Odessos hall

Parallel session 11: LM for Detecting Fakes, Misinformation, Deception, Bias, Intent, Session Chair: Petya Osenova, Cherno more hall

Parallel session 12: Simplification, Summarisation, Generation, Classification and Resources, Session Chair: Ayla Rigouts Terryn, Galata hall

1.30-3.00pm Lunch break

3.00-4.00pm Keynote 6: Efstathios Stamatatos Exploring Advances and Challenges in Authorship Verification, Introduced by Galia Angelova, Cherno more hall

4.00-4.30pm Coffee break

4.30-4.45pm Silver sponsor presentation (Senso), Introduced by Ruslan Mitkov, Cherno more hall

4.45-5.45pm Poster session 2 incorporating the student workshop, Session Chair: Karin Becker, Varna hall

5.45-6.00pm Closing

6.00-7.30pm JNLE promotional event, Cherno more hall

8.30-11.00pm Reception sponsored by Cambridge University Press