Keynote Speakers

Inbal Arnon

Department of Psychology
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Melanie Bell

Department of English and Media
Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom

Johan Bos

Computational Semantics — Computational Linguistics
University of Groningen, Netherlands

Cristina Cacciari

Department of Biomedical, Metabolical and Neurosciences
University of Modena, Italy

Gareth Carrol

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Workshop Information

Poster and Presentation Guidelines


The poster session will take place on Friday, November 30th, in the Rittersaal in the university castle’s museum and will be accompanied by finger food and drinks. Poster presenters will be provided with a board and push pins for mounting posters. The poster boards will be 100 cm wide x 180 cm tall (about 39x70 inches), allowing for the standard A0 size posters in portrait layout.

Before the poster session, we will have a poster slam. All poster presenters will have 60 seconds to present a preview of their poster to the entire workshop. Please be prepared to speak for no more than 60 seconds, as you will have more time during the poster session. We ask presenters to prepare a single slide (keep it simple), which will accompany your short preview. Please send us your slide by Wednesday, November 28th, so that we can put the slides together.


Presenters will be allotted 30 minutes in total. You will be given 20 minutes for your talk and 10 minutes for discussion. We ask you to please stick to this timetable. You will be shown cards for 5 minutes remaining, 1 minute remaining, and STOP. The venue will be equipped with a cable and projector in addition to a laptop (Windows) in case you prefer to use our laptop instead of your own. If you prefer to bring your own laptop, Mac/Apple users should also bring an adapter.

The award for the best student contribution will be announced at the end of the workshop.

Workshop Program

The workshop program is now available:

Workshop Description

The workshop description can be found here:

Book of Abstracts

The collection of keynote speaker abstracts along with all student presentation abstracts:

The Venue

The workshop will be nicely located at the Schloss Hohentübingen right in the old town of Tübingen itself.

Schloss Hohentübingen

About the SFB 833

The workshop is cooperatively organized by the two SFB projects A3 and B9. We particularly focus on corpus-based semantic composition models for phrases in A3 and investigate the dynamics of understanding idiomatic expressions in language learners in the B9 project. The SFB has the overall topic of "The Construction of Meaning: The Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures."

Travel Information

By bus

You can travel to Tübingen by car, train, bus, or plane. The nearest airport to Tübingen is Stuttgart Airport (STR), which is a bus or taxi ride away from Tübingen. If you plan a bus ride, the line 828 is the best choice. It will take 45 minutes and costs circa 7€ (reduced with BahnCard). Taking a taxi is faster but more expensive.
You can also use a Fernbus to Tübingen. They usually stop at Tübingen's bus terminal where you can easily change to Tübingen's public transport.

By train

You can also arrive easily in Tübingen via train. Tübingen main station is next to the central bus terminal. If you plan to use the train (Deutsche Bahn website), you can easily walk to your hotel or change to Tübingen's public transport directly outside of the station.

By car

Arriving by car is also possible. Check Google Maps or any other site for directions. However, parking lots are rare and/or expensive

Call for Papers

We invite submissions including but not limited to:

  • Processing and representation of non-compositional, conventionalized, or figurative meaning
  • Idioms, conventional metaphors, phrasal verbs, adjective-noun phrases, prepositional phrases, compound nouns, etc.
  • Cross-linguistic perspectives on collocations and other non-compositional expressions
  • Acquisition of phrasal meaning (L1 and L2)
  • The impact of context on processing non-compositional meaning
  • Challenges of non-compositionality for computational modeling of meaning, including logic-based and distributional aspects of meanings
  • Data-driven methods for identifying non-compositional phrases and for distinguishing between compositional and non-compositional meanings
  • The intersection of psycholinguistic and computational perspectives on non-compositional meaning

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 1st July (extended)
  • Response period: mid-July
  • Workshop: 29th-30th November

Where to submit?

Paper abstracts can be submitted via our EasyChair webpage.
Please make sure to read the guidelines before submitting your abstract.


Abstracts should be no longer than two (2) A4 pages, single-spaced, 12-point font, including key references, tables and figures. Submissions should be anonymous, and authors can identify themselves in the submission form. Submissions will be selected for either a talk or a poster presentation.


Program Chairs

  • Daniël de Kok, A3
  • Claudia Friedrich, B9
  • Erhard Hinrichs, A3
  • Andrea Weber, B9

Organizing Committee

  • Sara D. Beck, B9
  • Patricia Fischer, A3
  • Ruth Keßler, B9
  • Yana Strakatova, associated faculty

Contact Us

If you have any questions feel free to get in touch with us.

  • Send an e-mail
  • SFB 833
    Universität Tübingen
    Nauklerstraße 35
    72074 Tübingen