Event title: PARSEME 5th general meeting

Location: Iaşi, Romania

Dates: 23-24 September 2015 (probably followed by a tour on Friday 25 September with one night at your own cost)

Invited speaker: Dr Mike Dillinger, Senior Program Manager, Machine Translation, LinkedIn, California (NEW! Mike Dillinger's invited talk "MWEs in industrial applications" unfortunately had to be canceled).

Colocated event: PARSEME WG1 hands-on workshop on lexical encoding of MWEs, 21-22 September

Hosting Institution: Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania

Organizing Institutions: Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romanian Academy Institute for Artificial Intelligence Mihai DrƒÉgƒÉnescu, Bucharest, Romania

Local Organizers: Corina Forascu, Dan Cristea, Dan Tufiş


NEW! Several other photos from the workshop are also available.

Local information :

Posters: The list of the admitted posters (soon with downloadable abstracts, slides and poster files) and the instructions for authors are now available . See also the call for poster proposals (extended submission deadline: 26 May 2 June 2015).

Registration: If you wish to participate in the meeting, please, register before 15 July 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.


Conference venues:

Monday-Tuesday, 21-22 September: PARSEME WG1 hands-on workshop on lexical encoding of MWEs
Wednesday, 23 September Thursday, 24 September
8:30-9:00 registration and poster hanging [S]   
9:00-9:30 (session 1, chair: Agata Savary) opening plenary session [S] 9:00-10:30   (session 9) parallel working sessions
  • (chair: Yannick Parmentier) WG2 session: mwetoolkit (Carlos Ramisch) [F]
  • (chair: Victoria Ros√©n) WG4 session [S]
9:30-10:00 (session 2, chair: Adam Przepiórkowski) plenary poster presentations A (2 minutes per poster) [S]
10:00-11:00 (session 3, chair: Adam Przepiórkowski) poster session A [H]
10:30-11:00 coffee break
11:00-11:30 coffee break [next to the Senate Hall]  11:00-12:30

 (session 10) parallel working sessions
  • (chair: Manfred Sailer) WG1 session [S]
  • (chair: Mike Rosner) WG3 session [F]
11:30-12:30 (session 4) Management Committee meeting [S]
12:30-14:00 lunch 12:30-14:00 lunch
14:00-14:30 (session 5, chair: Adam Przepiórkowskiplenary poster presentations B (2 minutes per poster) [S]
(session 11) parallel working sessions
  • (chair: Mike Rosner) WG3 session [F]
  • (chair: Victoria Ros√©n) WG4 session [S]
14:30-15:30 (session 6, chair: Adam Przepiórkowski) poster session B [H]
15:30-16:00 coffee break 15:30-16:00 coffee break
16:00-17:00 (session 7, chairs: Veronika Vincze & Antoine Doucet) shared task organization meeting [S] 16:00-17:30 (session 12) parallel working sessions
  • (chair: Manfred Sailer) WG1 session [S]
  • (chair: Yannick Parmentier) WG2 session: XMG (Simon Petitjean) [F]
17:00-18:30 (session 8, chair: Agata Savary) Steering Committee meeting [S] 17:30-18:00 (session 13, chair: Agata Savary) plenary closing session (summary of WG sessions) [S]
   Gala dinner (with transfer)  20:00 dinner (at additional, non refundable cost)
Friday, 25 September (possibly also Saturday 26 September) - sightseeing tour at your own cost (details and registration at http://bit.do/PARSEME-trips)


Linguistic skills: start practicing "interesting" Romanian MWE here.

Accommodation: the old city centre, at 10 minutes walking distance from the University, offers a good selection of restaurants, bars, cafes. Special PARSEME rates are negotiated with the Unirea hotel

Unirea Hotel offers special rates: 205 lei (single), 242 lei (double) ‚Äì the price includes breakfast & taxes, free WiFi, access to Unirea Spa, free parking; you can say hello to your friends at home directly through the live webcam. To book, send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mention PARSEME and the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi special rates for this PARSEME meeting. (Reviews from TripAdvisor - http://goo.gl/nBf7TY )

Traian Hotel is almost door-to-door with the Unirea hotel, with comparable prices and offer, but fewer places

Other options – from booking.com - http://goo.gl/K72yxL - check for the period of your stay.

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 COST system and send electronically all relevant signed documents to the Grant Holder, as indicated in the reimbursement form. Before making any arrangements read general rules for the reimbursement described also in the Vademecum, pp. 19-23, especially the local transport part. External members (who have not received the e-COST invitation) can also participate freely but will not be reimbursed for their travel and stay.

For both meetings in Iaşi the hotel reimbursement rate is 60 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).

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) and then they will be reimbursed for all meals (lunch and dinner on each day) at flat rate of 20 EUR per meal after the meeting.

Participants attending both WG1 workshop and the general meeting, will be reimbursed for their travel with the general meeting's OTRR.