Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
This is the first time I'm going to a conference. What do I do? While it is perfectly fine to go into student talks without knowledge of the topics whatsoever, if you would like to make the most of your experience, it's best you look at the talks lineup (TBA) and create yourself a timetable so you know when to be at what room to listen to topics that interest you the most. Part of the fun at conferences is being able to directly ask the speakers about their research, having casual discussions and connecting with people from other universities, so bring a pen and paper to note down what you want to remember!
Will I have to hold a talk in order to attend? No, you can register just to attend the event without presenting.
I want to hold a talk, what length should it be? You will have a timeslot of 30 minutes for your talk. Your talk itself should take about 20 miutes, the final 10 are for questions and discussions. The topic you choose is up to you, there are no strict criteria to it outside of having to be related to computational linguistics.
Do I need to study Computational Linguistics to attend? If you are interested in learning more about computational linguistics, you are at the right place, no matter what you study.
Where and when is the conference? This year, the conference is set to be held on the Saarbrücken campus of Saarland University. The talks and keynote speeches will be held from 16th of May to 18th of May 2024. Those who are provided accommodation will be able to arrive on the 15th and leave on the 19th of May.