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Tue May 23 2000

Calls: NLP Software Demonstrations, ACL'2000 Hong Kong

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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, NLP: Software Demonstrations, ACL'2000 Hong Kong

Message 1: NLP: Software Demonstrations, ACL'2000 Hong Kong

Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 18:07:40 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: NLP: Software Demonstrations, ACL'2000 Hong Kong

	Call for Proposals: Software Demonstrations Program

Demonstrations Chair:

Norbert Reithinger
Saarbruecken, Germany


The ACL 2000 Program Committee invites proposals for the
Demonstrations Program, to be held in Hong Kong from October 3rd
through 6th 2000 in Hong Kong. The focus of the demonstrated systems
should be on research prototypes, both under development and finished,
that demonstrate the progress in all fields of computational
linguistics and language technology. This program is not for
commercial systems which should be part of the ACL 2000 Exhibit

Areas of Interest

We would like to encourage the submission of proposals for
demonstrations of software related to any areas of computational
linguistics and language technology.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Demonstrations related to the thematic sessions

 o T1: NLP and open-domain question answering from text 
 o T2: Machine learning and statistical NLP for dialog
 o T3: Text summarization 
 o T4: Theoretical and technical approaches for Asian language processing

* Natural language processing systems, e.g., dialog systems or machine
 translation systems, and tools to build them

* Application systems using language technology components

* Software for the evaluation of systems and research

* Language corpora and related tools

* Aids for teaching computational linguistics

Format for Submissions

Demo proposals must include the following parts, which should all be
sent to the Demonstrations Chair

* An abstract of the technical content to be demonstrated, not to
 exceed two pages, including title, authors, full contact
 information, thematic session or area, keywords, references and

* A short presentation script, including the basic items of the
 accompanying narrative, and either a web address for accessing the
 demo or visual aids (e.g., screen-shots, snapshots, or sketches). No
 more than 6 pages, total.

* A detailed description of hardware and software requirements
 expected to be provided by the local organizer. Demonstrators are
 encouraged to be flexible in their requirements. Please state
 what you can bring yourself and what you absolutely must have
 provided. We will do our best to provide equipment and resources but
 nothing can be guaranteed at this point beyond space and power.
 Please contact the demo chair for any specific questions.

Submissions Procedure

Proposals should be submitted as soon as possible, but before June,
15th, to the ACL 2000 Demonstrations Chair (
Electronic submissions in plain text, postscript, or PDF are

Please submit your proposals and any inquiries to:

Norbert Reithinger
ACL-2000 Demonstrations
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
D-66123 Saarbruecken

Phone: +49 681 302 5346
Fax: +49 681 302 5341

Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance to the
themes of the conference, innovation, scientific contribution,
presentation, and user friendliness, as well as potential logistical

Other Details

The demonstration sessions will be located at the conference venue.
Further details on the timing and format for the sessions will be
determined and provided at a later date. We anticipate charging a 
US$ 40 fee for presenting demos, to help defray costs.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline for Demo Proposal: 15 June 2000
Notification : 21 July 2000
Conference Date: 3.-6. October 2000
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