Professional Activities

Professional Activities

Organization

  • Dagstuhl 2019: Co-Organizer, Dagstuhl Seminar “Information Consolidation”, Germany (2019)
  • Euro-Par 2019: Global Chair of Topic 14: “Algorithms and Systems for Digital Humanities”, Göttingen, Germany (August 2019)
  • VP elect of Special Interest Group on Linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP (SIGDAT) (since 2019)
  • SemEval 2018: Co-Organizer, Shared Task “The Argument Reasoning Comprehension” (together with Ivan Habernal, Henning Wachsmuth, Benno Stein). (2018)
  • ACL 2018 (56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics): PC Co-Chair, Melbourne, Australia (2018)
  • EMNLP 2017 (Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing): Co-Chair, 4th Workshop on Argument Mining, Copenhagen, Denmark (2017)
  • SemEval 2017: Co-Organizer, Shared Task “Detection and Interpretation of English Puns” (together with Tristan Miller), Vancouver, Canada (2017)
  • Committee on Scientific Library Services and Information Systems (AWBI), German Research Foundation (2016 – 2020)
  • Area Co-Chair COLING 2016 (26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics), “Sentiment Analysis and Computational Argumentation”, Osaka, Japan (2016)
  • ACL 2016 (54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics): Co-Organizer, 3rd Workshop on Argument Mining, Berlin, Germany (2016) including:
    • Special Track on Debating Technologies (together with Noam Slonim, IBM Research)
    • Unshared Task on Argument Mining (together with Ivan Habernal), Berlin, Germany (2016)
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member of the European Chapter of the ACL (2015 – 2018)
  • Dagstuhl 2015: Co-Organizer, Dagstuhl Seminar “Debating Technologies”, Germany (2015)
  • GSCL 2015: Co-Organizer, GermEval Lexical Substitution Shared Task, Duisburg-Essen, Germany (2015)
  • NAACL 2015 (Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies): Co-Organizer, 2nd Workshop on Argumentation Mining, Denver, CO, USA (2015)
  • Area-Chair ACL 2014 (52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics), “Semantics”, Baltimore, MD, USA (2014)
  • Area-Chair EACL 2014 (14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics), “Language Resources and Evaluation”, Gothenburg, Sweden (2014)
  • Founder and Chair of the Jury for the GSCL doctoral thesis award in memory of Wolfgang Hoeppner (2013 – 2017)
  • General Chair GSCL 2013, the biannual meeting of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (Gesellschaft für Sprachtechnologie & Computerlinguistik). Darmstadt, Germany (2013)
  • Member and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board (wissenschaftlicher Beirat) of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (Gesellschaft für Sprachtechnologie & Computerlinguistik, GSCL)(2012 – 2017)
  • ACL 2012: 3rd workshop “People’s Web meets NLP: Collaboratively Constructed Semantic Resources and their Applications to NLP”, Jeju, Republic of Korea (2012)
  • Publicity Co-Chair for IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2011), Stanford, USA (2011)
  • COLING 2010 (23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics), 2nd Workshop “The People's Web meets NLP: Collaboratively Constructed Semantic Resources”, Beijing, China (2010)
  • Publicity Co-Chair 4th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2010), Pittsburgh, USA (2010)
  • Area Chair EMNLP 2009 (Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing), “NLP for Web 2.0”, Singapore (2009)
  • GSCL 2009 (8th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning), workshop “UIMA as Platform of Modern Language Technology”, Potsdam, Germany (2009)
  • ACL-IJCNLP 2009 (Joint conference of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing), workshop “The People's Web meets NLP: Collaboratively Constructed Semantic Resources”, Singapore (2009)
  • Natural Language Processing Track Chair, 2nd IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, San Jose, USA (2008)
  • Co-Chair of Best Paper Award, 1st IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, Irvine, USA (2007)
  • ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Semantics (SIGSEM) (since 2003)
  • ACL Special Interest Group in Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL) (since 2002)

Editorial Boards

  • Elite reviewer for the journal Transactions of the ACL (2015 – continuously)
  • IEEE International Journal of Semantic Computing (2010 – 2013)
  • Book review editor of Computational Linguistics Journal (since 2019)

Reviewer for Funding Agencies

continuously
  • German Research Foundation (Computer Science, Linguistics, e-Research Infrastructures, Large-Scale Research Equipment)
  • German Ministry of Education and Research
  • European Research Council
  • Volkswagen Foundation
2011
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
  • European Research Council (ERC)
2013
  • John Templeton Foundation
  • Center for Advanced Studies, LMU Munich
  • Max-Planck Gesellschaft, “Otto Hahn medal 2013”
2014
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • European Commission, European Research Council
  • Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ)
  • Austrian Science Fund
2015
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Wirtschaftsagentur Wien. Ein Fonds der Stadt Wien
  • Volkswagen Foundation
  • Mercator Research Center Ruhr
  • Evaluierungskomitee der Autonomen Provinz Bozen – Südtirol
  • European Research Council (ERC)
2016
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
2018
  • John Templeton Foundation’s
  • BMBF-Programm „Innovative regionale Wachstumskerne“
  • Volkswagen Foundation