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FYI: Call for Workshop Proposals: NAACL-HLT, ACL, EMNLP


Author: Ivan Derzhanski

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

FYI Body: The North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), and ACL SIGDAT invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the NAACL-HLT, ACL, or EMNLP conferences in 2013. We solicit proposals on any topic of interest to the ACL communities. Workshops will be held at one of the following conference venues:

NAACL-HLT 2013 is the 14th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. It will be held in Atlanta, GA, USA, 9–14 June 2013. The dates for the NAACL-HLT workshops will be 13–14 June. The webpage for NAACL-HLT 2013 is: http://naacl.org/.

ACL 2013 is the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). It will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, 4–9 August 2013. The ACL workshops will be held 8–9 August. The webpage for ACL 2013 is: http://www.acl2013.org/.

EMNLP 2013 is SIGDAT's annual Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. It will be held in Seattle, WA, USA, in October 2013. The exact dates and venue are to be determined. One day of workshops are planned after a 3-day main conference, although proposals for a longer associated event will be considered.

Proposals will be reviewed jointly by the workshop organizers for the conferences.

Submission Information
Proposals for workshops should contain:

1. A title and brief (2-page max) description of the workshop topic and content.
2. The desired workshop length (one or two days) and an estimate of the number of attendees.
3. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the organizers, with one-paragraph statements of their research interests and areas of expertise.
4. A list of potential members of the programme committee, with an indication of which members have already agreed.
5. A description of any shared tasks associated with the workshop.
6. A description of special requirements for technical needs.
7. A note specifying which venue(s) (NAACL-HLT/ACL/EMNLP) would be acceptable and/or preferable.

There will be a single workshop committee, coordinated by the workshop chairs. This single committee will review the quality of the workshop proposals. Once the reviews are complete, the workshop chairs will work together to assign workshops to all three of the conferences, taking into account the location preferences given by the proposers.

The ACL has a set of policies on workshops. You can find the ACL's general policies on workshops at http://www.cis.udel.edu/~carberry/ACL/Workshops/workshop-support-general-policy.html, the financial policy for workshops at http://www.cis.udel.edu/~carberry/ACL/Workshops/workshop-conf-financial-policy.html, and the financial policy for SIG workshops at http://www.cis.udel.edu/~carberry/ACL/Workshops/workshops-Sig-financial-policy.html.

Please submit proposals in plain text in the body of an email to the workshop organizers (naacl-acl-workshops-2013@googlegroups.com) no later than 30 November 2012, 23:59:59 UTC/GMT.

Notification of acceptance of workshop proposals will occur no later than 14 December 2012.

Organizers of accepted proposals will be responsible for publicizing and running the workshop, including reviewing submissions, producing the camera ready workshop proceedings, and organizing the meeting days. It is crucial that organizers commit to all deadlines. In particular, failure to produce the camera ready proceedings on time will lead to the exclusion of the workshop from the CD-ROM/USB & unified author indexes. Workshop organizers cannot accept for publication papers that will be (or have been) published elsewhere, although they are free to set their own policies on simultanous submission and review.

Since the conferences will occur at different times, the timescales for the submission and reviewing of workshop papers, and the preparation of camera-ready copies, will be different for each conference. Suggested timescales for each of the conferences are given below. Workshop organizers should not deviate from this schedule unless absolutely necessary.

Timelines for 2013 Workshops
Shared Dates

30 Nov 2012 Workshop proposal deadline
14 Dec 2012 Notification of acceptance

NAACL-HLT 2013
21 Dec 2012 Proposed 1st workshop CFP
01 Mar 2013 Proposed paper due date
29 Mar 2013 Proposed notification of acceptance
12 Apr 2013 Camera-ready deadline
13–14 Jun 2013 Workshops

ACL 2013
24 Jan 2013 Proposed 1st workshop CFP
26 Apr 2013 Proposed paper due date
24 May 2013 Proposed notification of acceptance
7 Jun 2013 Camera-ready deadline
8–9 Aug 2013 Workshops

EMNLP 2013
1 Mar 2013 Proposed 1st workshop CFP
1 Jul 2013 Proposed paper due date
1 Aug 2013 Proposed notification of acceptance
1 Sep 2013 Camera-ready deadline
TBD Oct 2013 Workshops

Workshop Co-Chairs
Sujith Ravi, NAACL; Google Inc.
Luke Zettlemoyer, NAACL; University of Washington
Aoife Cahill, ACL; Educational Testing Service
Qun Liu, ACL; Dublin City University & Chinese Academy of Sciences
For inquiries, send email to the workshop organizers at naacl-acl-workshops-2013@googlegroups.com

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