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LINGUIST List 23.4225

Wed Oct 10 2012

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Bulgaria

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 09-Oct-2012
From: Eva Vecchi <evamaria.vecchiunitn.it>
Subject: ACL 2013 Student Research Workshop
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Full Title: ACL 2013 Student Research Workshop
Short Title: ACL SRW 2013

Date: 05-Aug-2013 - 07-Aug-2013
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Contact Person: Eva Vecchi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://sites.google.com/site/aclsrw2013/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 03-Mar-2013

Meeting Description:

ACL 2013 Student Research Workshop
August 5-7, 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria
To be held during the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

The ACL Student Session provides a venue for student researchers investigating topics in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing to present their research, to meet potential advisors, and to receive feedback from the international research community.

Call for Papers:

The Student Session's goal is to aid students at multiple stages of their education: from those in the final stages of undergraduate training to those who are preparing their graduate thesis proposal. Towards this goal, we invite papers in two separate categories.

1. Thesis/Research Proposals: This category is appropriate for experienced students who wish to get feedback on their proposal and broader ideas for the field in order to strengthen their final research.

2. Research Papers: Most appropriate for students who are new to academic conferences. Papers in this category can describe completed work or work in progress with preliminary results.

Subject to the availability of established researcher volunteers, each accepted paper will be assigned a mentor, who will provide feedback on the work to the student at the conference. Separately, the committee will do its best to assign pre-submission mentors to students who wish to get feedback before the paper deadline. This service will be available on a first come, first served basis and does not guarantee acceptance into the workshop. Students who wish to take advantage of this opportunity should let the the co-chairs know via email no later than Saturday, December 29, 2012 and should submit a paper draft no later than Friday, January 18, 2013.


Relevant topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following areas (in alphabetical order):

- Cognitive modelling of language processing and psycholinguistics
- Dialogue and interactive systems
- Discourse, coreference and pragmatics
- Evaluation methods
- Information retrieval
- Language resources
- Lexical semantics and ontologies
- Low resource language processing
- Machine translation: methods, applications and evaluation
- Multilinguality in NLP
- NLP applications
- NLP and creativity
- NLP for the languages of Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans
- NLP for the Web and social media
- Question answering
- Semantics
- Sentiment analysis, opinion mining and text classification
- Spoken language processing
- Statistical and Machine Learning methods in NLP
- Summarization and generation
- Syntax and parsing
- Tagging and chunking
- Text mining and information extraction
- Word segmentation

Submission Requirements:

Thesis/Research Proposals may contain previously published work and must include specific research directions. They may also be in the style of a position paper that surveys and critiques existing literature, but must suggest future research directions. Proposals may only have one author, who must be a student.

Research Papers must describe original completed work or work in progress and should clearly indicate directions for future research wherever appropriate. The first author of multi-author papers MUST be a student, though it is not required that additional co-authors be students. Research Papers must not have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Students who have already presented at a past ACL/EACL/NAACL Student Research Workshop may not be the first author on a Research Paper (though they may still be the first author of a Thesis/Research Proposal). They should instead submit their papers either to the main conference or to the Thesis/Research Proposal track. Students must indicate whether a paper has been submitted to another conference or workshop.

Electronic Submission:

Submission is electronic, using the Softconf submission software (URL to be announced in subsequent versions of this call)

Submission Format:

Both paper and proposal submissions to the Student Session should follow the standard two-column format of the ACL 2013 proceedings. Submissions should have no more than six (6) pages excluding references (LaTeX and Microsoft Word style files will be available on the main conference website http://acl2013.org/). Submissions must conform to the official ACL 2013 style guidelines and they must be submitted as a PDF file.

The reviewing process will be double-blind; therefore, please ensure that the paper does not include the authors' names and affiliations. 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) ...'. Further guidelines are provided in the template style files.

Multiple Submission Policy:

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must indicate this at submission time. Authors of papers accepted for presentation at ACL 2013 must notify the program chairs by April 21, 2013 as to whether the paper will be presented. All accepted papers must be presented at the conference in order for them to appear in the proceedings. We will not accept for publication or presentation papers that overlap significantly in content or results with papers that will be (or have been) published elsewhere. Authors submitting more than one paper to ACL must ensure that submissions do not overlap significantly (> 50%) with each other in content or results.

Important Dates:

Pre-submission mentoring service application: December 29, 2012
Pre-submission mentoring paper deadline: January 18, 2013
Submission deadline: March 3, 2013
Notification of acceptance: April 24, 2013
Camera-ready submission deadline: May 24, 2013
Conference dates: August 5-7, 2013 (The session will be held during the main conference)

Organising Committee:

Student Chairs:

Anik Dey, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Sebastian Krause, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Ivelina Nikolova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Eva Vecchi, Università di Trento

Faculty Advisors:

Steven Bethard, University of Colorado Boulder & KU Leuven
Preslav I. Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute
Feiyu Xu, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

Program Committee:

To be announced



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