Two papers accepted at NAACL '16: Mohsen Mesgar and Michael Strube: Lexical Coherence Graph Modeling by Word Embeddings (long paper) and Nafise Moosavi and Michael Strube: Search Space pruning: A Simple Solution for Better Coreference Resolvers (short paper)
I am (co-)area chair for (believe it or not, I'm serious) Summarization, Generation, Discourse, and Dialogue at EMNLP '16 held in Austin, Texas, November 2-6, 2016.
I was PC Co-Chair at the ACL's 2015 flagship conference ACL-IJCNLP '15 held in Beijing, China, July 26-31, 2015.
Paper accepted in TACL: Sebastian Martschat and Michael Strube: Latent Structures for Coreference Resolution (PDF).
Paper accepted at IJCAI '15: Daraksha Parveen and Michael Strube: Integrating Importance, Non-redundancy and Coherence in Graph-based Extractive Summarization (PDF).
I am member of a new research training group funded by DFG: AIPHES (Adaptive Information Processing from Heterogeneous Sources). This is a collaboration between the CS Department at the Technical University of Darmstadt, the Institute for Computational Linguistics at the University of Heidelberg and the NLP Group at HITS. I'll focus on concept disambiguation in relation with discourse processing and sentiment analysis.
Recent invited talks: At the University of Mannheim, School of Business Informatics and Mathematics (and a few other places ...): "The Dark Side of NLP: An Introduction into Natural Language Processing for Spooks, Stalkers, and other Scoundrels" (PDF, Announcement). At the University of Edinburgh, Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation: "Issues I Don't Understand About Coreference and Coherence".
(This isn't really news ...) According to Google Scholar the AAAI '06 and AAAI '07 papers Simone Paolo Ponzetto and I co-authored are the most cited papers of the top conference in AI (Google Scholar query for AAAI 2006 and AAAI 2007)!