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Mon Apr 22 2013

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Japan

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Date: 22-Apr-2013
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Subject: 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
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Full Title: 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing Short Title: IJCNLP 2013
Date: 14-Oct-2013 - 19-Oct-2013 Location: Nagoya, Japan Contact Person: Hsin-Hsi Chen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 17-May-2013

Meeting Description:

6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2013)
October 14-18, 2013, Nagoya, Japan

The 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, organized by the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing, will be held in Nagoya, Japan during the period October 14-18, 2013. The conference will cover a broad range of technical areas related to the computational treatment of natural language. IJCNLP 2013 will feature regular papers, short papers, poster papers, demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops.

October 14: Tutorials, Pre-conference workshop
October 15-17: Main conference
October 18-19: Post-conference workshop

Call for Papers:

IJCNLP 2013 invites submissions of papers reporting original and unpublished research on all aspects of language processing and computational linguistics, including, but not limited to, the following: Phonology; Morphology; Syntax; Semantics; Pragmatics; Discourse; Dialog; Corpora; Dictionaries; Ontologies; Language resources for minority languages; Statistical and machine learning approaches; Finite-State Technology; Language models; POS tagging; Parsing; Semantic role labeling; Word-sense disambiguation; Anaphora and coreference resolution; Natural language generation; Speech processing; Dialog systems; Machine translation; Information retrieval; Information extraction; Named Entity Recognition; Text summarization; Question answering; Text mining; Opinion mining and sentiment analysis; NLP for medical applications; NLP for educational applications; Text accessibility; Plagiarism detection; Author identification; Spam filtering.

Important Dates:

May 17, 2013 (11:59pm Pacific Standard Time): Regular paper/short paper/poster paper submission due
May 24, 2013 (11:59pm Pacific Standard Time): Demo paper submission due
July 8, 2013: Regular paper/short paper/poster paper/demo paper notification of acceptance due
August 9, 2013: Camera-ready versions dueOctober 15-17, 2013: Main conference period


Submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.

There will be three categories of papers:

a. Regular papers: their length will be up to 8 pages plus 1 additional page for references or appendices if needed/applicable; in the conference program these papers will have a slot of 25 minutes allocated (20 minute presentation + 5 minutes questions and answers)
b. Short papers: their length will be up to 6 pages plus 1 additional page for references or appendices if needed/applicable; in the program these papers will have a slot of 20 minutes (15 minute presentation + 5 minutes questions and answers)
c. Poster papers: their length will be up to 4 pages plus 1 additional page for references or appendices if needed/applicable; in the program these will be presented at poster sessions.

All accepted papers will have equal status in the proceedings.

Authors will decide whether their papers are regular, short or posters depending on their length. Authors will also decide to which area/track they are submitting (the START system will be configured to allow selection of areas).

Paper submissions should follow the two-column format of IJCNLP, conforming to the LaTeX or Microsoft Word style available on the conference website and conforming to the instructions to authors found there. Submissions must be electronic in PDF through the START conference system at:

As the reviewing will be blind, the paper must not include the authors’ names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author’s identity, e.g., ‘We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...’, must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as ‘Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...’. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

Multiple Submission Policy:

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must provide this information at submission time. If IJCNLP 2013 accepts a paper, authors must notify the program chairs by August 5, indicating which meeting they choose for presentation of their work. IJCNLP 2013 cannot accept for publication or presentation work that will be (or has been) published elsewhere.

Organizing Committee:

General Chair
Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Program Committee Chairs
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK Jong Park, KAIST, Korea

Local Organizing Committee Chair
Hitoshi Isahara, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

Workshop Committee Chairs
Naoaki Okazaki, Tohoku University, Japan Scott Wen-tau Yih, Microsoft Research, USA

Tutorial Chairs
Vincent Ng, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA Satoshi Sekine, New York University, USA

Sponsorship Committee Chair
Hiromi Nakaiwa, NTT, Japan

Publication Committee Chairs
Jing Jiang, Singapore Management University, Singapore Lun-Wei Ku, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Finance Committee Chairs
Masayuki Okabe, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan Masatoshi Tsuchiya, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

Publicity Committee Chairs
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland Gary Geunbae Lee, POSTECH, Korea Diego Molla-Aliod, Macquarie University, Australia Chengqing Zong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Call for Demonstrations:

The IJCNLP 2013 Demonstration Committee invites proposals for the Demonstrations Program. We encourage both the submission of early research prototypes and interesting mature systems. We also welcome demo proposals related to submissions to the main conference. Commercial sales and marketing activities however are inappropriate for the Program.

Areas of Interest:

Areas of interest include all topics related to theoretical and applied computational linguistics, such as (but not limited to) the topics listed for in the conference call for papers submission.

The systems may be of the following kinds:

- Natural Language Processing systems or system components
- Application systems using language technology components
- Software tools for computational linguistics research
- Software for demonstration or evaluation
- Development and annotation tools

Submission Format:

Demo proposals consist of the following parts:

- An extended abstract of the technical content to be demonstrated, including title, authors, full contact information, references, and acknowledgements
- A ‘script outline’ of the demo presentation, including accompanying narrative, and either a Web address for accessing the demo or visual aids (e.g., screenshots, snapshots, or diagrams)
- A detailed description of the hardware, software and internet service requirements expected to be provided by the local organizer. See Demo Equipment for more details

Please use the IJCNLP submission format ( for Microsoft Word and LaTeX for preparing your proposal. The entire proposal should not be more than four pages.

Submissions Procedure:

The deadline for proposals is May 24, 2013 (11:59pm Pacific Standard Time). Submission will be electronic in PDF format through the START conference system at: (Please do not send the submission to Demo Co-Chairs by email.)

Each submission will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance to computational linguistics, innovation, scientific contribution, presentation, as well as potential logistical constraints. Accepted submissions will be allocated maximum four pages in the Companion Volume to the Proceedings of the Conference.

Demo Equipment:

Each demo will be provided with an internet connection, two power sockets (AC 100V, Max 500W for each socket). See for more information about the electricity in Japan.), a table and a poster board (90cm x 180cm). PCs and other devices such as LCD panels must be prepared and brought to the venue by demonstrators. Note that projectors may not be feasible because of limitation of space and lighting.

Important Dates:

May 24, 2013 (11:59pm Pacific Standard Time): Demo proposal submission due
July 8, 2013: Demo proposal acceptance notification
August 9, 2013: Demo paper camera-ready version due
October 15-17: Conference

Demonstrations Chairs:

Kentaro Torisawa, NICT, Japan
Hang Li, Huawei Technologies, Hong Kong

Any inquiry should be emailed to

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