Call: Shared Task on Scene Segmentation in German Narratives

We invite contributions to the 1st Shared Task on automatic Scene Segmentation (STSS) for German narrative texts. Scenes are time-, location- and plot-wise coherent units of a story, and can predominantly be found in narrative texts like novels or biographies. Scene segmentation is needed for a high-level analysis of longer texts, but also for many areas of NLP that deal with longer narrative texts, since even modern methods struggle with processing text longer than a couple of sentences or paragraphs.

All the details can be found here:, the shared task is co-located with KONVENS 2021:

Important Dates

June 7, 2021: Registration Deadline
June 30, 2021: Start of final evaluation
July 7, 2021: End of final evaluation
July 15, 2021: Paper submission due
August 10, 2021: Camera ready due
September 6-9, 2021: KONVENS conference



Albin Zehe, University of W├╝rzburg
Leonard Konle, University of W├╝rzburg
Lea D├╝mpelmann, University of Heidelberg
Evelyn Gius, Technical University of Darmstadt
Svenja Guhr, Technical University of Darmstadt
Andreas Hotho, University of W├╝rzburg
Fotis Jannidis, University of W├╝rzburg
Lucas Kaufmann, University of W├╝rzburg
Markus Krug, University of W├╝rzburg
Frank Puppe, University of W├╝rzburg
Nils Reiter, University of Cologne
Annekea Schreiber, TU Darmstadt