LINGUIST List 31.1256

Fri Apr 03 2020

Calls: Comp Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 03-Apr-2020
From: Ildiko Pilan <>
Subject: 15th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications
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Full Title: 15th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications
Short Title: BEA15

Date: 09-Jul-2020 - 10-Jul-2020
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Contact Person: Ekaterina Kochmar
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 13-Apr-2020

Meeting Description:

The BEA Workshop is a leading venue for NLP innovation in the context of educational applications. It is one of the largest one-day workshops in the ACL community with over 80 attendees in the past several years. The growing interest in educational applications and a diverse community of researchers involved resulted in the creation of the Special Interest Group in Educational Applications (SIGEDU) in 2017, which currently has 191 members.

The 15th BEA workshop will have oral presentation sessions, large poster session in order to maximize the amount of original work presented, as well as an exciting invited talk by Mari Ostendorf. We expect that the workshop will continue to highlight novel technologies and opportunities for educational NLP in English as well as other languages. The workshop will solicit both full papers and short papers for either oral or poster presentation. We will solicit papers that incorporate NLP methods, including, but not limited to: automated scoring of open-ended textual and spoken responses; game-based instruction and assessment; educational data mining; intelligent tutoring; peer review; grammatical error detection and correction; learner cognition; spoken dialog; multimodal applications; tools for teachers and test developers; and use of corpora.

Invited Talk: Mari Ostendorf, University of Washington (Abstract coming soon!)

Final Call for Papers:

Deadline EXTENDED: Monday, April 13, 11:59pm EST

For COVID-19 related updates, please refer to the information on the ACL 2020 website:

Submission Information:
We will be using the ACL Submission Guidelines for the BEA Workshop this year. Authors are invited to submit a full paper of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus unlimited references; final versions of long papers will be given one additional page of content (up to 9 pages) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account. We also invite short papers of up to of up to four (4) pages of content, plus unlimited references. Upon acceptance, short papers will be given five (5) content pages in the proceedings. Authors are encouraged to use this additional page to address reviewers’ comments in their final versions.

Papers which describe systems are also invited to give a demo of their system. If you would like to present a demo in addition to presenting the paper, please make sure to select either “full paper + demo” or “short paper + demo” under “Submission Category” in the START submission page.

Previously published papers cannot be accepted. The submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. As reviewing will be blind, please ensure that papers are anonymous.

We have also included conflict of interest in the submission form.

We use the START conference system for submissions:

We will follow the official ACL double-submission policy.

Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline: Monday, April 13, 2020, 11:59pm EST
- Notification of Acceptance: Monday, May 4, 2020
- Camera-ready Papers Due: Monday, May 18, 2020
- Workshop: Friday, July 10, 2020

Organizing Committee:
- Jill Burstein, Educational Testing Service
- Ekaterina Kochmar, University of Cambridge
- Claudia Leacock, Grammarly
- Nitin Madnani, Educational Testing Service
- Ildikó Pilán, University of Oslo
- Helen Yannakoudakis, University of Cambridge
- Torsten Zesch, University of Duisburg-Essen

Workshop contact email address:

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