Event title: PARSEME 4th general meeting

Location: Valletta, Malta, Grand Hotel Excelsior, Great Siege Road, Floriana, FRN1810.

Dates: Meeting: 19-20 March 2015. Sightseeing tour: 21 March (with the night on 21/22 March at your own cost)

Hosting InstitutionUniversity of Malta

Local Organizer: Mike RosnerLonneke van der Plas - University of Malta

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More photos are availabale at: http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/~bejcek/parseme/valletta (thanks, Eduard!)

NEW! Feedback from the meeting.


Off programme, for those interested:

Wednesday, 18th March, 18.30-20.00 Prof. John Simpson (Oxford English Dictionary) at Dar l-Europa, 254 Triq San Pawl, Valletta, [details]

Thursday, 19 March Friday, 20 March

registration and poster hanging

NB please provide 60 euro cash to cover 2 lunches, 1 networking dinner and all coffee breaks.

9:00-9:30 (session 1, chair: Agata Savary, Bellavanti room) opening plenary session 9:00-10:30 (session 9) parallel working sessions
  • (chair: Manfred Sailer, Bellavanti room) WG1 session: posters for WG1 volume
  • (chair: Victoria Ros√©n, Buonamici room) WG4 session
9:30-10:00  (session 2, chair: Adam Przepi√≥rkowski , Bellavanti room) plenary poster presentations A (2 minutes per poster)
10:00-10:30 coffee break 
10:30-11:30 (session 3, chair: Adam Przepiórkowski) poster session A 10:30-11:00 coffee break
11:30-12:30   (session 4, chair: Agata Savary, Bellavanti room) Management Committee meeting
(session 10) parallel working sessions
12:30-14:00 lunch 12:30-14:00 lunch
14:00-14:30 (session 5, chair: Adam Przepiórkowski, Bellavanti roomplenary poster presentations B (2 minutes per poster)
(session 11) parallel working sessions
  • (chair: Mike Rosner; Bellavanti + Laparelli rooms) WG3 session
  • (chair: Victoria Ros√©n, Buonamici room) WG4 session
14:30-15:30 (session 6, chair: Adam Przepiórkowski, Bellavanti room) poster session B
15:30-16:00 coffee break 15:30-16:00 coffee break
16:00-17:30 (session 7) parallel working sessions
  • (chair: Yannick Parmentier & Jakub WaszczukBuonamici room) WG2 session: collaborative WG2 book, challenging MWE examples.
  • (chair: Mike Rosner, Bellavanti + Laparelli rooms) WG3 session
16:00-17:00 (session 12, chair: Agata Savary, Bellavanti room) plenary closing session (summary of WG sessions)
17:30-19:00 (session 8, chair: Agata Savary) Steering Committee meeting


Off programme, for those interested
Prof. John Simpson: Dar l-Europa, 254 Triq San Pawl, Valletta [details]

Networking Dinner

Water Polo Club, Ta’ Xbiex [menu] nb. choice will be asked at registration - Coach leaves Hotel Excelsior 19.30


 Informal Dinner (paid by participant)

Pepe Nero Valletta Waterfront [menu]

Saturday, 21 March - sightseeing tour at your own cost

09.00-12.30 Tour programme


Registration: If you wish to participate in the meeting, please, register before 9 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: some local information with the list of recommended hotels is now available.

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 documents, as indicated in the reimbursement form. Before making any arrangements read general rules for the reimbursement described also in the Vademecum, pp. 19-23.  External members (who have not received the e-COST invitation) can also participate freely but will not be reimbursed for their travel and stay. 

Sponsorship: The meeting is supported by COST, with a generous contribution of the Maltese Ministry of Finance.

Call for poster proposals: We invite researchers and language technology experts from the Action's 30 member countries to submit poster proposals related to the scientific program of the WGs, and particularly those strongly related to the current activities and surveys in the WGs.

Proposals up to 2 pages (12pt font, 1in margins, pdf format only) should not be anonymous and may refer to results published previously in another venue or journal. Submissions, indicating author’s name and affiliation, the title of the poster, and the Working Group concerned, should be sent via e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Final acceptance decisions will be made by the PARSEME Steering Committee. Authors of selected proposals will be reimbursed for their travel and stay.

Presentation of the posters based on accepted proposals will be carried out in two ways:

  • a brief 2-minute presentation in a dedicated plenary session,
  • a classical poster session near the meeting rooms which will allow for parallel discussions.

The list of the admitted posters (soon with downloadable abstracts, slides and poster files) and the instructions for authors are now available.

Important dates:

  • 5 January 2015: extended poster submission deadline
  • 16 January 2015: notification of acceptance
  • 02 February 2015: final versions of poster abstracts
  • 12 March 2015: the name of the poster presenter and 1 slide (in .pdf) for a 2-minute presentation
  • 19-20 March 2015: poster sessions and WG sessions
  • 27 March 2015: posters in A4 resolution due (for the website)