LINGUIST List 26.5508

Fri Dec 11 2015

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Japan

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 11-Dec-2015
From: António Branco <>
Subject: 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
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Full Title: 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Short Title: COLING 2016

Date: 11-Dec-2016 - 16-Dec-2016
Location: Osaka, Japan
Contact Person: Eiichiro Sumita
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2016

Meeting Description:

The 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

December 11-16, 2016
Osaka, Japan.

The International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL) is pleased to announce the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016), in Osaka, Japan, at the Osaka International Convention Center (OICC) (located in Nakanoshima in the center of Osaka).


The COLING conference has a history that dates back to the 1960s. The conference is held every two years and regularly attracts more than 700 delegates. The 1st conference was held in New York, 1965. Since then, the conference has developed into one of the premier Natural Language Processing conferences worldwide. The last five conferences were held in Sydney (COLING -­ ACL 2006), Manchester (COLING 2008), Beijing (COLING 2010), Mumbai (COLING 2012), and Dublin (COLING 2014).

COLING covers a broad spectrum of technical areas related to natural language and computation. The conference will include full papers (presented as oral presentations or posters), demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops.

Call for Papers:

We invite the submission of papers on original and unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, grammar and the lexicon
- Lexical semantics and ontologies
- Word segmentation, tagging and chunking
- Parsing, syntactic and semantic
- Semantic role labeling
- Discourse relations
- Dialogue and conversational agents
- Language generation
- Summarization
- Question answering
- Paraphrasing and textual entailment

Submission Timeline:

Workshops and Tutorials:

22 January, 2016: Call for Workshop and Tutorial proposals
22 April, 2016: Workshop and Tutorial proposals submission
6 May, 2016: Workshop and Tutorial acceptance notification

Main Conference:

(Full papers)
June, 2016: Opening of the submission website
July 15, 2016: Paper submission deadline
September 2-5, 2016: Author response period
September 19, 2016: Author notification
October 10, 2016: Camera-ready PDF due

(Demo papers)
August 2016: Opening of the submission website
August 26, 2016: Paper submission deadline
September 30, 2016: Author notification
October 14, 2016: Camera-ready PDF due

November 30, 2016: Official proceedings publication date
December 11-16, 2016: Main conference

COLING 2016 Chairs:

General Chair: Nicoletta Calzolari
Program Co-Chairs: Yuji Matsumoto, Rashmi Prasad
Local Co-Chairs: Eiichiro Sumita, Takenobu Tokunaga, Sadao Kurohashi
Workshop Co-Chairs: Key-Sun Choi, Monica Monachini, Yusuke Miyao
Demo Chair: Hideo Watanabe
Tutorial Co-Chairs: Marcello Federico, Akiko Aizawa
Publication Co-Chairs: Hitoshi Isahara, Masao Utiyama
Sponsorship Co-Chairs: Satoshi Sekine, Su Jian, Patrick Pantel, Chengqing Zong, Ralf Steinberger
Publicity Co-Chairs: Srinivas Bangalore, Dekai Wu, António Branco
Advisor to the Local Committee: John Judge


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