Event title: PARSEME 6th general meeting

Location: Hotel Drim, Struga, FYR Macedonia

Dates: 7-8 April 2016 (followed by a one-day tour with one night at your own cost - details below)

Invited speaker: "Sign languages and compounding", Irit Meir, University of Haifa, Israel

Colocated event: PARSEME/ENeL workshop on MWE e-lexicons on 5-6 April 2016, University of Skopje

Organizing Institution: University Sts Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Skopje, FYR Macedonia

Local Organizer: Katerina Zdravkova e-mail: firstname.lastname AT finki.ukim.mk

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NEW! Some other photos from the meeting are available.


Thursday-Friday, 5-6 April 2016: PARSEME/EneL workshop on MWEs e-lexicons
Thursday, 7 April Friday, 8 April
8:30-9:00 registration and poster hanging   
9:00-9:15 (session 1, chair: Agata Savary) opening plenary session 9:00-10:15  (session 8) parallel working sessions
  • (chair: Mike Rosner) WG3 session
  • (chair: Victoria Rosén) WG4 session
9:15-10:30 (session 2) invited talk: Irit Meir Sign languages and compounding
10:15-10:35 coffee break
10:30-11:00 coffee break

(session 9) parallel working sessions
11:00-11:30 (session 3, chair: Matthieu Constantplenary poster presentations A (2 minutes per poster)
11:30-12:30 (session 4, chair: Matthieu Constant) poster session A
11:50-12:20 (session 10) Management Committee meeting
12:20-13:50 lunch
12:30-14:00  lunch 
13:50-15:05  (session 11) parallel working sessions
  • (chair: Manfred Sailer) WG1 session
  • (chair: Victoria Rosén) WG4 session
14:00-14:30 (session 5, chair: Matthieu Constantplenary poster presentations B (2 minutes per poster)
14:30-15:30 (session 6, chair: Matthieu Constant) poster session B
15:05-15:25  coffee break
15:25-16:40 (session 12) parallel working sessions
  • (chair: Yannick Parmentier) WG2 session
  • (chair: Mike Rosner) WG3 session
15:30-16:00  coffee break

(session 7, chairs: Veronika Vincze & Antoine Doucet) shared task Annotathon (part 1)

  • progress report, annotation guidelines, challenging issues, future work, decision making

partly in parallel (16:00-17:00): Steering Committee meeting

16:40-17:00 (session 13, chair: Agata Savary) plenary closing session (summary of WG sessions)
17:00-18:30 (session 14, chairs: Federico Sangati) shared task Annotathon  (part 2)
  • testing two pre-selected annotation tools (FLAT and PARSEMEbot), hands-on sessions, discussion, vote
19:00  Departure for the gala dinner (in Vevchani)
Saturday, 9 April - sightseeing tour at your own cost (details below)


All participants will pay meal expenses in cash at the registration desk (60 EUR per person for 2 lunches and 1 dinner provided by the local organiser). Those entitled to the reimbursement will be reimbursed for all meals (lunch and dinner on each day) at flat rate of 20 EUR per meal after the meeting.

Posters: The list of the admitted posters (soon with downloadable abstracts, slides and poster files)  and the instructions for authors are now vailable. See the call for poster proposals (extended submission deadline: 30 November 16 December 2015).

Registration: If you wish to participate in the meeting, please, register before 20 February 2015 by filling out the registration form. The Steering Committee will select those registered candidates who will be entitled to reimbursement of their travel and stay. An official e-COST invitation is the formal confirmation of the reimbursement grant.

Accommodation: Hotel Drim, Struga; prices for B&B: single room - up to 45 EUR; double room - up to 60 EUR. Transfers

Reimbursement: In order to apply for the reimbursement for this meeting, please accept the invitation that will be sent to you via e-COST before the meeting. After the meeting, fill in the reimbursement form that will be available online via the e-COST system and upload all relevant signed documents, as indicated in the reimbursement form. Before making any arrangements PLEASE READ general rules for the reimbursement described in the Vademecum, pp. 20-24. External members (who have not received the e-COST invitation) can also participate freely but will not be reimbursed for their travel and stay.

 The hotel reimbursement rate for this meeting is 50 EUR per night (flat rate). The number of the reimbursed nights is equal to the number of attended workshop/meeting days plus 1 (maximum one night before and one night after the meeting).

How to get to STRUGA

By bus:

If you are already in SKOPJE, you can reach STRUGA using the direct buses from Skopje Bus Station (http://www.sas.com.mk/VozenRed.aspx).

STRUGA in the Cyrillic Alphabet is СТРУГА. Enter СТРУГА in the square just right from the image of the bus, validate the selection in the window below, and then press the search key (Пребарај). The ride takes approximately 3 hours.

On your return: Participants who intend to go to Skopje Airport with public transport should take the bus from Struga / Ohrid towards Skopje at least 7 hours prior to their flight.

The group attending ENel Parseme joint workshop will travel together on Wednesday afternoon. If you want to join this group, please announce your intention on time to Katerina Zdravkova.

By plane:

Check whether you can arrive to Ohrid Airport

Flights to Ohrid Airport (10 km from Hotel Drim):


Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg: Tuesday, 5 April 16:10-18:30 / Saturday, 9 April 19:00 – 21:25

London Luton: Tuesday, 5 April 14:10-18:15 / Saturday, 9 April 18:45 – 20:55

Hotel Drim will organize the transfer free of charge.

  • Fly to Skopje Airport (203 km from Hotel Drim)

The transfer to Hotel Drim will be organized. The price will depend on the number of participants coming with the same flight.

By car:

If you come from Tabanovce / Presevo borders (Serbia), go on the ring road to Tetovo and carry on towards Ohrid. The crossroad towards Struga is in the Podmolje (Подмоље) village.

If you come from Florina (Greece), you must first enter Bitola, and then carry on to Ohrid. Go towards Skopje. The crossroad towards Struga is in the Podmolje (Подмоље) village.

If you come from Kјafasan (Albania), Struga is less than 15 km to the NorthEast.

Saturday, 9 April - sightseeing tour at your own cost, two offers:

1. Half-day tour in the Old Ohrid, with a guide and all tickets paid, the price will not exceed 20 EUR.
2. Whole day excursion to Old Ohrid, the Bay of Bones, Saint Naum monastery and a lunch, with a guide and all tickets paid, the price will not exceed 35 EUR.
To keep these rates, for both tours the groups must have at least 15 participants.

You will be asked to indicate your preference in the registration form.

Photos from Ohrid, The bay of bones and St. Naum monastery.

ohrid-1Museum on Water OhridOhrid - Samuels FortressSaint John Kaneo