LINGUIST List 10.1276

Wed Sep 1 1999

Calls: ANLP/NAACL Tutorials, ANLP/NAACL Students

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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, ANLP/NAACL 2000-Call for Tutorial Proposals
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, ANLP/NAACL 2000-Student Session CFP

Message 1: ANLP/NAACL 2000-Call for Tutorial Proposals

Date: Mon, 30 Aug 99 11:28:31 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: ANLP/NAACL 2000-Call for Tutorial Proposals

 ******* NEW ANLP-NAACL Website: *******
 Keep watching further updates: Workshop CFP,
		 Student session CFP, and more

 Language Technology Joint Conference 
 Applied Natural Language Processing
 and the
 North American Chapter of the
 Association for Computational Linguistics

 Call for Tutorial Proposals


 Jennifer Chu-Carroll
 Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories


The ANLP/NAACL Program Committee invites proposals for the Tutorial Program
for ANLP/NAACL 2000, to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA, April 29 - May
3, 2000. The tutorials will be held on April 29th.

Each tutorial should be well-focused so that its core content can be
covered in a three hour tutorial slot (plus a 30 minute break). In
exceptional cases, 6-hour tutorial slots are possible as well.

There will be space and time for between four and six three-hour tutorials.

Submission Details:

Proposals for tutorials should contain:

 * A title and brief (< 500 word) content description of the tutorial topic.

 * The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the
 tutorial speakers, with one-paragraph statement of the speaker's(s')
 research interests and areas of expertise.

 * Any special requirements for technical needs (computer infrastructure,

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII
(iso8859-1) text as soon as possible, but no later than October 28, 1999.

Please E-mail proposals to, with the subject

Please Note: Proposals will not be accepted by regular mail or fax.


Accepted tutorial speakers must provide descriptions of their
tutorials for inclusion in the Conference Registration material by
January 10, 2000. The description must be provided in three formats: a
latex version that fits onto 1/2 page; an ascii (iso8859-1) version
that can be included with the email announcement; an HTML version that
can be included on the Conference home page.

Tutorial speakers will provide tutorial materials, at least containing
copies of the overhead sheets used, by March 17, 2000.


The current ACL policy is that tutorials are reimbursed at the
following rate: $500 per session plus $25 per registrant in the range
21-50 plus $15 per registrant in excess of 50. Note that this is per
tutorial, not per presenter: multiple presenters will split the
proceeds, the default assumption being an even split. The ACL does
not usually cover travel expenses except where the presenter(s) are
not independently attending the conference and getting travel


Submission deadline for Tutorial Proposal October 28, 1999
Notification of acceptance of Tutorial Proposal November 8, 1999
Tutorial descriptions due to Tutorial Chair January 10, 2000
Tutorial course material due to Tutorial Chair March 17, 2000
Tutorials Date April 29, 2000
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Message 2: ANLP/NAACL 2000-Student Session CFP

Date: Mon, 30 Aug 99 11:39:00 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: ANLP/NAACL 2000-Student Session CFP

 Language Technology Joint Conference
 Applied Natural Language Processing
 and the
 North American Chapter of the
 Association for Computational Linguistics

 April 29 - May 3, 2000, Seattle, Washington


Student Session Co-Chairs: Donna Byron, University of Rochester 
 Peter Vanderheyden, University of Waterloo

 Contents: 1. Overview and Purpose of the Student Session
 2. Topics of Interest
 3. Format for Submissions
 4. Deadlines

1. Overview

The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) is pleased to
announce the student session of the 2000 Applied Natural Language
Processing Conference (ANLP) and first meeting of the North American 
Chapter of the ACL (NAACL). During this session, students working in 
any area of computational linguistics are given the opportunity to
present research in progress and receive feedback from other members of 
the computational linguistics community. This is a valuable opportunity 
for students to solicit comments on their research from a broader 
audience than would otherwise be possible. We encourage all students, 
no matter what their level, to participate. 

Papers submitted to the student session should describe original,
unpublished work in progress. For student papers presenting joint
work, all co-authors must be students. Concurrent submission to other
conferences is allowed, but this must be clearly indicated on the
identification page. If accepted, the paper must be withdrawn from all
other conferences or alternatively may be withdrawn from ANLP-NAACL
2000. Students may not submit the same paper to the main sessions and
the student session of ANLP-NAACL 2000. Students may, of course,
submit different papers to the main conference and the student
session, or papers on different aspects of a particular problem or

Submissions are due by November 17, 1999. See submission details below.

A separate website for the student session is available at All the submission and
paper preparation details described in this message can also be viewed
on the website. 

The availability of travel grants and student funding has not yet
been finalized; up-to-date information will be posted to the 
student session webpage.

2. Topics of Interest

There will be one joint student session spanning the entire range of
topics covered by both conferences. The ANLP conference covers
natural language processing systems -- their development, integration,
adaptation and standardization; tools and resources contributing to
the development of complete end applications of NLP; evaluation of
system performance and related issues. The NAACL meeting includes
papers on all aspects of computational linguistics methodology,
enabling technologies, approaches, algorithms, models, analyses, and
experiments. Please see the general session Call for Papers (sent
separately and available on the web site) for more details. The main
conference web site is

3. Format for Submissions

The maximum allowable length is 1800 words, including inline
references and footnotes but excluding the identification page,
figures and bibliography (the final size in the conference proceedings
will be about 3 pages). Electronic submissions should be either
self-contained LaTeX source, PostScript, or PDF (we encourage
postscript submissions). PostScript submissions must use a standard
font. LaTeX submissions should not refer to any other external files
or styles except for the standard styles for TeX 3.14 and LaTeX
2.09. The bibliography for a LaTeX submission cannot be submitted as
separate .bib file; the actual bibliography entries must be inserted
in the submitted LaTeX source file.

We strongly recommend the use of ACL-standard LaTeX (plus bibstyle and
trivial example) or Word style files (available on our web site) for
the preparation of submissions. For papers prepared using Word, a
postscript or PDF file must be submitted. These styles include a place
for the required information such as contact author and word count,
and allow for a graceful transition to the style required for
publication. Authors who have difficulty accessing the style files
from the student session web site should contact the student session
Co-Chairs for a textual description.

If you cannot use the ACL-standard styles directly, a description of the
required format is at

Blind Reviewing

Since reviewing will be `blind', the heading of the paper should omit
author names and addresses (this information will be included in the
identification page). Self-references that reveal the authors'
identity (e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) . . . ") should be
avoided. Instead, use references in a neutral form (e.g., "Smith
previously showed (1991) . . . "). Furthermore, avoid obvious
giveaways in the bibliography such as listings for unpublished
in-house technical reports. Each paper will be reviewed by one
non-student and two student reviewers knowledgeable in the area
addressed by the paper.

Identification Page 

Identifying information should be on a separate page and must include
the following: 

 Authors' names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses 
 Designated contact author 
 Short (5 line) summary 
 Up to 5 keywords specifying subject area 
 Submission to other conferences (`none' or a list) 

Papers outside the specified length or that do not meet the formatting
guidelines are liable to rejection without review. 


The preferred form for submission is via the author's web site. Load
the postscript, pdf or self-contained LaTex file to a web site, then
email the website's address to the Co-Chairs at If an author has no web space available, the
file containing the paper can be emailed to the above address. Only in
unusual cases will hard copy submissions be allowed. Please contact
the Co-Chairs well in advance of the deadline if you need to make
special arrangements.

Late submissions will not be accepted. Notification of receipt will be
e-mailed to the designated contact author shortly after receipt.


Inquiries to the Co-Chairs of the student session should be sent by
email to or to either Co-Chair individually: 

Donna Byron 
Computer Science Department
University of Rochester 
Rochester, New York 
USA 14627 
Phone: (716) 275-5679 
Fax: (716) 461-2018 

Peter Vanderheyden
Department of Computer Science 
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 x3287
Fax: (519) 885-1208

4. Deadlines

 Paper submission deadline: 17-Nov-99
 Notification of acceptance for papers: 01-Feb-00
 Camera ready papers due: 12-Mar-00

A signed copyright release statement will be needed along with the final
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