Second Action Conference

The TextLink COST Action addresses Discourse Relational Devices (DRDs) in terms of resources, annotation models (including their comparability), and tools both for annotating DRDs and interconnecting annotated data. With a network covering research on no less than 20 different languages, written as well as spoken discourse, in a variety of genres and registers, and corpora that range from "in construction" to "fully annotated", the second Action Conference will constitute a milestone in (re)defining the objectives that need to be reached in view of constructing a TextLink Portal that make these resources and tools more widely known and available. 

The meeting is open to everyone, both current members of TextLink and other researchers and practitioners working in the area. 


In addition to the main meeting, there will be a WG2/WG3 workshop on 14-15 April 2016, focusing on the comparison of annotation schemes and their interfacing. 


Invited speakers

Andrei Popescu-Belis (IDIAP Research institute, Martigny, Switzerland) 

Nina Vyatkina (University of Kansas, Lawrence KS, United States) 


Important Dates

Registration for authors and MC : 12 February 2016

Call for participation sent : 12 February 2016

Registration for participants : 19 February 2016

Deadline for registration fee : 20 March 2016

Information regarding venue, accommodation, registration fees will be communicated in the call for participation.


Program Committee

Maria Josep Cuenca (University of Valencia) 

Liesbeth Degand (University of Louvain) 

Peter Furkó (Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary) 

Daniel Hardt (Copenhagen Business School) 

Jiří Mírovský (Charles University in Prague) 

Philippe Muller (University of Toulouse) 

Piotr Pezik (University of Łódź) 

Hannah Rohde (University of Edinburgh) 

Ted Sanders (Utrecht University) 

Manfred Stede (Potsdam University) 

Jacqueline Visconti (University of Genoa) 

Bonnie Webber (University of Edinburgh) 

Deniz Zeyrek (Middle East Technical University) 

Sandrine Zufferey (Fribourg University)


The conference handbook contains abstracts of everything that will be presented at the conference, as well as local information.


Type: 
Action Conference
Organisers: 
Peter Furkó (Karoli Gaspar University of the Reformed Church, Budapest)
Liesbeth Degand (Université catholique de Louvain)
Csilla Dér (Karoli Gaspar University of the Reformed Church, Budapest)
Judit Nagy (Karoli Gaspar University of the Reformed Church, Budapest)
Alexandra Fodor (Budapest Business School - University of Applied Sciences)
Ágnes Abuczki (MTA-DE Research Group)
Anna Nagy (University of Debrecen)
Date: 
Monday, 11 April, 2016 to Wednesday, 13 April, 2016
Place: 
Budapest (Hungary)
Programme: 

See "meeting agenda" below

Practical information: 
Meeting Agenda: 
Reimbursement: 

Up to 10 grants, funded by COST are still available for participants. These will be given out on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please make sure you indicate when you register whether you are seeking reimbursement for the meeting.

The reimbursement rates will be 85€ per night for accommodation (including breakfast), plus 15€ per night for meals. We cannot reimburse you the registration fee. More information about reimbursement is available in the travel instructions document.