The German Society for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics acts through its honorary mandate holders. The executive committee is responsible for all matters of the GSCL - e.g. convocation of the general meeting and implementation of its decisions, preparation of a budget, representation of GSCL to the outside - unless they are assigned by the statute to another body.
On 20.09.2012 in Vienna, the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology decided to appoint Prof. Dr. Burghard Rieger as honorary member. The honours ceremony took place on 27.09.2013 at the GSCL Conference in Darmstadt.
On 01.10.2009 in Potsdam, the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology decided to appoint Prof. Dr. Winfried Lenders for its first honorary member. With the founding of the LDV-Fittings in 1975, Mr Lenders established the pathbreaking precursor of the GSCL. From 1993 to 1997, he chaired the then renamed Association for Computational Linguistics (GLDV), and was a long-standing member of the Advisory Board. His ongoing commitment contributed significantly to the profile of our scientific society.
Prof. Dr. Winfried Lenders passed away on May 1, 2015. With him, the GSCL loses not only a highly respected scientist, but also a longtime dedicated supporter of the association's work. We will deeply miss him.