The 1st International Workshop on Data-to-Text Generation was held at the Informatics Forum in Edinburgh on 6th March 2015. Organised by Computer Scientists at Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh Universities, the event was a success beyond all expectations. Selling out well in advance of the closing date the workshop saw 50 participants from all over Europe and North America.

Prof Ehud Reiter from the University of Aberdeen, and Co-founder of ARRIA NLG, gave the invited keynote speech on Commercialising Data-to-Text. There were also 6 talks and 19 posters presented. The full programme can be found on the workshop website.

Sponsored by SICSA under the Big Data and HCI themes, the workshop was such a success it was unanimously decided by all attendees that this will now be an annual event.

The event was organised by:

Verena Rieser (Heriot-Watt University) Dimitra Gkatzia Amy Isard (Edinburgh University)