LINGUIST List 11.1772

Thu Aug 17 2000

Calls: Computational Ling, Student Research/NAACL-2001

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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, Computational Linguistics (NAACL-2001)
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, Student Research Workshop (NAACL-2001)

Message 1: Computational Linguistics (NAACL-2001)

Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 15:03:40 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics (NAACL-2001)


 Language Technologies 2001:
 2nd Meeting of the North American Chapter of the
 Association for Computational Linguistics
 June 2-7, 2001
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

General Conference Chair: Lori Levin (Carnegie Mellon University)
Program Chair: Kevin Knight (USC/Information Sciences Institute)
Local Arrangements: Alon Lavie (Carnegie Mellon University)

Papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished research 
contributions on all aspects of computational linguistics, including, but 
not limited to: pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax and the lexicon; 
phonetics, phonology and morphology; interpreting and generating spoken and 
written language; linguistic, mathematical and psychological models of 
language; information retrieval and information extraction; corpus-based 
language modeling; multilingual processing, machine translation and 
translation aids; natural language interfaces and dialogue systems; 
language in multimedia systems; message and narrative understanding 
systems; tools and resources; and evaluation of systems.


Submissions will be hardcopy. Submissions must use the appropriate
ACL latex style or Microsoft Word style (links to which will be
available from the conference web page ). Submissions should
follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings and should not exceed
eight (8) pages, including references. If you cannot use the
ACL-standard styles directly, a description of the required format
will be available on the conference web page. If you cannot access
the conference web page or have other questions about submissions,
send email to

Reviewing will be blind. Thus, a separate identification page is 
required. The identification page should include the following:

 * Paper ID number (see SUBMISSION PROCEDURE below).
 * Title.
 * Authors' names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses.
 * Keywords: Up to 5 keywords specifying subject area.
 * Under consideration for other conferences? If yes, please list.
 * Abstract: Short (no more than 5 lines) summary.

Authors' names and affiliations should be omitted from the paper 
itself. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity 
(e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ... ") should be avoided. 
Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...".

Papers that do not conform to these requirements are subject to being 
rejected without review.


1) Submission notification: You must submit a notification of submission 
by filling out a form on the conference web page by November 6, 2000. This will 
return to you an email with a paper ID number that should be included 
(printed or handwritten) on the first page of the paper and on the 
identification page. Also, please use it on all correspondence with the 
program committee chair. The form will be available on the web after 
October 1, 2000.

2) Paper submission: send six (6) hardcopies of your submission and two (2) 
hardcopies of your identification page to

 Kevin Knight (Program Chair, NAACL 2001)
 USC/Information Sciences Institute
 4676 Admiralty Way
 Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Remember to include your ID number on all submissions and identification 
pages. Late submissions will be returned unopened. Notification of 
receipt will be emailed to the first author shortly after receipt.


Electronic submission notification deadline: 6-Nov-00
Hardcopy paper submission deadline: 9-Nov-00
Notification of acceptance for papers: 24-Jan-01
Camera ready papers due: 27-Feb-01
Regular sessions begin: 5-Jun-01
A signed copyright release statement will be needed along with the final 
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Message 2: Student Research Workshop (NAACL-2001)

Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 15:08:06 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: Student Research Workshop (NAACL-2001)

 Preliminary Call for Papers
 for the
 Student Research Workshop
 Language Technologies 2001:
 2nd Meeting of the North American Chapter of the 
 Association for Computational Linguistics

	 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 2-7, 2001

Student Co-Chairs: Krzysztof Czuba, Carnegie Mellon University
 Lisa Michaud, University of Delaware

 (Full contact information below)

Advisor: Deborah Dahl, Unisys Corporation

Contents: 1. Overview and Purpose of the Student Research Workshop
 2. Topics of Interest
 3. Format of Presentations
 4. Requirements
 5. Paper Publication
 6. Format for Submissions
 7. Timeline
 8. Website
 9. Contact Information

1. Overview

The North American Chapter of the Association for Computational
Linguistics (ACL) is pleased to announce the student program for the
2nd Meeting of the North American Chapter of the ACL (NAACL).
Through this program, students working in any area of computational
linguistics 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 broad audience including other graduate students and
researchers from academia and industry. We encourage students of all
levels to participate.

2. Topics of Interest

The Student Research Workshop accepts submission of papers addressing
all topics covered by NAACL. Please see the main session CFP for a
list of topics, or see the NAACL 2001 webpage at:

3. Format of Presentations

Following the format of the successful Student Research Workshop at
NAACL 2000 in Seattle, this year's presentations will involve
responses given by panels of experienced researchers in the field. The
purpose of the panel is to provide the students with clear feedback on
their research and presentation skills. Two panelists will respond to
each presentation. The panelists will have read the paper beforehand
and prepared supportive comments to help the student identify
strengths and weaknesses. Following the panelists' comments, there
will be time for general comments from the audience. The time block
for each paper will be fairly large to accommodate the more extensive
feedback expected in this format.

This year, we would also like to introduce poster presentations. In
addition to the paper, all presenters will also design a poster for
the Student Poster Session outside of the workshop. The Student
Poster Session will give the students greater exposure to the NAACL
community at large, particularly those individuals who are unable to
attend the workshop. There will be no separate submission to the
Student Poster Session. The organizers may also choose to invite the
authors of high-quality papers which, due to time constraints, were
not accepted for the Student Workshop, to present their work during
the Student Poster Session.

4. Paper Publication

Papers presented at the NAACL 2001 Student Research Workshop will be
published in the NAACL 2001 Student Research Workshop Proceedings.
The Proceedings will be printed in a volume separate from the main
conference proceedings, following the format adopted for other
preconference workshops.

5. Requirements

Papers submitted to the Student Research Workshop 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
NAACL 2001. Students may not submit the same paper to the main
sessions and the student workshop for NAACL 2001. Students may, of
course, submit different papers to the main conference and the student
workshop, or papers on different aspects of a particular problem or
project. The author's decision on which venue is most appropriate for
his or her work should depend on the completion level of the work
(work that has been extensively evaluated may be more appropriately
submitted to the main session, while work in early stages may benefit
most from the Student Workshop venue, where it can receive more
detailed feedback) and on the presentation experience of the student
(the workshop should be seen as an excellent opportunity to present to
a supportive audience whose comments aim to assist in the improvement
of the work rather than to criticize).

5. Format for Submissions

The maximum allowable length is 3,200 words, including inline
references and footnotes but excluding the identification page,
figures and bibliography. Electronic submissions are required and
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 or the ACL-standard LaTeX style files. 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 (including the
bibstyle) or Word style files (which will be available on the website)
for the preparation of submissions. Authors who have difficulty
accessing the style files from the student web site should contact the
student Co-Chairs for a textual description.

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
 Paper identification number
	Designated contact author
	Short (5 line) summary
	Up to 5 keywords specifying subject area
	Submission to other conferences (`none' or a list)

The ACL-standard LaTeX and Word can be used to create the
identification page.

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


Prior to submission, the author or authors must notify the Co-chairs
of the intent to submit via the Student Research Workshop website at:

There will be a form there to submit title, authors, abstract, and
keywords. Following notification, an identification number will be
assigned to assist in the blind reviewing.

The preferred form for submission is via the author's web site. Load
the PostScript, PDF or self-contained LaTeX file (for papers prepared
using Word, a postscript or PDF file must be submitted) to a web site,
then email the URL to the Co-Chairs at an email address which will be
provided in the final Call for Papers and will be available on the
website. Make certain you mention the identification number in your

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.

6. Timeline

The preliminary timeline for the Student Research Workshop follows the
main session timeline:

 Deadline for electronic notification of intent to submit:
 November 6, 2000

 Submission deadline:
 November 9, 2000

 Acceptance notification:
 January 24, 2001

 Camera-ready papers due by:
 February 27, 2001

 Workshop date:
 The exact date is still to be determined. The workshop will 
 take place before the main NAACL conference, either on the 
 3rd or 4th of June 2001.

7. Website

Updated information, including this CFP, will be available at this
website address:

8. Contact Information

Inquiries to the Co-Chairs of the student session should be sent to:

Krzysztof Czuba
Language Technologies Institute
Newell-Simon Hall 4605
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 268 6521
Fax: (412) 268 6298

Lisa Michaud
Computer and Information Sciences Department
214 Smith Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-3643
Fax: (302) 831-4091
email: (email is the best)
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