Second Call of Papers:
Proposals for contributions may be submitted until April 30, 2015.


[in alphabetical order]

Guadalupe Aguado de Cea

Dr Guadalupe Aguado de Cea is Associate Professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). She received her MSc in Translation by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and her PhD in English Philology by UCM. She has been a member of the Ontology Engineering Group since 1996. Her current research activities include, among others: terminology and ontologies, the representation of lexical knowledge in ontologies, multilinguality in linked data, specialized languages as well as the linking between the ontological field and the natural language field, especially in its application to the Semantic Web. She has participated in several European projects, such as NeOn, Monnet, Lider, and other national competitive projects. She has published extensively in these fields in international conferences and journals. She has been invited to present her research in different conferences and universities (Brussels, Lisbon, Grenoble, Paris, Alicante, Burgos, Valencia, among others). She has organized several international events, (TKE 2012, TIA 2013) and has served as reviewer in many international conferences such as (ESWC, TOTH, LREC and RANLP Conferences. She has also served as a scientific committe member for several journals (Terminology, Ibérica, RESLA, RAEL, Revista de Lingüística y Lenguas Aplicadas, Revista de Lenguas para fines específicos). She is the convenor of the AENOR CTN_191 Terminology Committee, the corresponding Spanish Committee of ISO TC 37. She is also the President of the Spanish Association for Terminology.

Francisco Gonzálvez-García

Dr Francisco Gonzálvez-García is Lecturer in English language and linguistics in the department of Philology, University of Almería, Spain, since 1997. He is a research member of SCIMITAR (Santiago Centred Milieu for Interactional, Typological and Acquisitional Research) as well as of LEXICOM. Over the last two decades he has participated in a number of research projects focusing on discourse analysis from a contrastive perspective, also taking on board its implications for cognition, typology and L2 acquisition as well as contrastive (English-Spanish) syntax from a constructionist standpoint. Gonzálvez-García’s research has so far concentrated on the analysis of argument structure constructions from a constrastive (English-Spanish) standpoint, drawing mainly on insights from (Cognitive) Construction Grammar (Gonzálvez-García 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011). Another recurrent theme in his publications is the investigation of the analogies and differences among functionalist, cognitivist and/or constructionist models within a multidimensional functional-cognitive space (Gonzálvez-García and Butler 2006, Butler and Gonzálvez-García 2014). Gonzálvez-García has also recently edited the first volume on Construction Grammar in Romance languages with Prof. Hans C. Boas (University of Texas at Austin) (Boas and Gonzálvez-García 2014).

María Auxiliadora Martín Díaz

Dr María Auxiliadora Martín Díaz is an Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics in the Department of English and German Philology, University of La Laguna, Spain. Her areas of research interest are the interaction between lexis and grammar within functional and cognitive models, and diachronic lexicology. She has been a research member in several research projects dealing with these areas, and has recently supervised two PhD dissertations on these topics. She is currently involved in the project entitled “Development of lexical and constructional templates in English and Spanish. Application in multilingual cross-linguistic information retrieval systems”, funded by the Spanish Government (Fund no. FFI2011-29798-C02-02). She is also a member of the research group GILGLI (“Research Group on English Lexis and Grammar”) that forms part of the NeuroCog Research Network, co-funded by the Agencia Canaria de Investigación, Innovación y Sociedad de la Información and ERDF. She has published several research papers in Spain and abroad and at present she lectures on the Master’s course on Linguistics applied to language technologies and text management (MeLText) at the University of La Laguna.

Alfonso Ureña López

Lecture: Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis

Dr L. Alfonso Ureña López is Full Professor of Computer Sciences at the Polytechnic School of Jaén, University of Jaén. He received his PhD in Computer Science at the Technical School of Computer Science in University of Granada (2000). He currently holds several positions: (a) Director of the SINAI (Intelligent Systems of Information Access) Research Group, (b) Director of Thematic Research Network in TIMM (Tratamiento de Información Multilingüe y Multimodal), (c) Deputy Director of the Polytechnic School of Jaén, University of Jaén (2006-2012); he helps administer the division, which currently contains about 300 people (2006-), (d) Director of Computer Science Department of University of Jaén (1997-2004), (e) President of the Society for Natural Language Processing (2006-), (f) Editor-in-Chief of the Natural Language Processing Journal (2007-). He works in (applied) Natural Language Processing and related areas. His main research interest is Intelligent Search, including Search Engines, Search Assistants, and Natural Language Processing Tools for Text Mining and Retrieval, Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis; relevant topics include Multilingual Information Access, Information Synthesis and Summarization, and Semantic Networks (e.g. WordNets, lexical acquisition, web as corpus, word sense disambiguation and semantic web), among others. He has been the supervisor of many PhD dissertations on Computer Science. He has also been involved in hundreds of research papers in the field of Computer Science. He has taken part as a member of many PhD thesis committees at national and international universities. Currently, he is leading a national research network of 150 investigators. He has also led many European, national and local research projects as well as many contracts with different firms and specialized courses.