[Ura-list] CfP IWCLUL 2018 (International workshop for computational linguistics of uralic languages)

Tommi A Pirinen tommi.antero.pirinen at uni-hamburg.de
Tue Jul 11 06:28:20 EDT 2017

Dear Uralists,

I would like to invite you to send papers and participate to an annual
workshop of computational linguistcs for Uralic languages (IWCLUL)
organised by ACL's SIGUR (Association of computational linguistics'
special interest group for Uralic languages). Please find attached the
Call for Papers:



   Fourth International Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Uralic
   Languages. Organised by ACL SIGUR (and University of Helsinki).
   8th–9th January, 2018, Helsinki, Finland


   The final proceedings version will be available in the ACL SIGUR
   section of ACL anthology.




   Unioninkatu 40 (Metsätalo)
   Helsingin yliopisto
   Helsinki, Finland


   To register for the workshop please fill out registration form. NB:
   there is an optional 50 euro fee for participation that will be used
   to cover running costs.

Invited speaker

   Filip Ginter

Call for papers

   The purpose of the conference series International Workshop on
   Computational Linguistics for Uralic Languages is to bring together
   researchers working on computational approaches to working with these
   languages. We accept long and short papers as well as tutorial
   proposals working on the following languages: Finnish, Hungarian,
   Estonian, Võro, the Sámi languages, Komi (Zyrian, Permyak), Mordvin
   (Erzya, Moksha), Mari (Hill, Meadow), Udmurt, Nenets (Tundra,
   Forest), Enets, Nganasan, Selkup, Mansi, Khanty, Veps, Karelian
   (Olonets), Karelian, Ingrian (Izhorian), Votic, Livonian, Ludic, and
   other related languages.

   All Uralic languages exhibit rich morphological structure, which
   makes processing them challenging for state-of-the-art computational
   linguistic approaches, the majority also suffer from a lack of
   resources and many are endangered.

   Research papers should be original, substantial and unpublished
   research, that can describe work-in-progress systems, frameworks,
   standards and evaluation schemes. Demos and tutorials will present
   systems and standards towards the goal of interoperability and
   unification of different projects, applications and research groups
   Appropriate topics include (but are not limited to):
     * Parsers, analysers and processing pipelines of Uralic languages
     * Lexical databases, electronic dictionaries
     * Finished end-user applications aimed at Uralic languages, such as
       spelling or grammar checkers, machine translation or speech
     * Evaluation methods and gold standards, tagged corpora, treebanks
     * Reports on language-independent or unsupervised methods as
   applied to Uralic languages
     * Surveys and review articles on subjects related to computational
       linguistics for one or more Uralic languages
     * Any work that aims at combining efforts and reducing duplication
   of work
     * How to elicit activity from the language community, agitation
       campaigns, games with a purpose
     * To maximise the possibility of reproducibility, replication and
       reuse, we particularly encourage submissions which present
       free/open-source language resources and make use of
       free/open-source software.

   One of the aims of this gathering is to avoid unnecessary duplicated
   work in field of Uralistics by establishing connections and
   interoperability standards between researchers and research groups
   working at different sites. We have also identified a serious lack of
   gold standards and evaluation metrics for all Uralic languages
   including those with national support, any work towards better
   resources in these fields will be greatly appreciated. In this year’s
   edition, we continue our tradition of particularly encouraging
   researchers of minority Uralic languages in Russia to participate.

Important dates

     * 3rd July 2017: Call for papers announced
     * 1st October 2017 2nd call for papers
     * 14th November 2017: Paper submission deadline
     * 6th December 2017: Paper notification
     * 23rd December 2017: Camera-ready deadline
     * ?? January 2018: Fill in the registration form
     * 8th–9th January 2018: Workshop held in Helsinki

Submission of papers

   Language of submission: Submissions should be made in English or
   Russian with an obligatory abstract in at least one of the Uralic

   Submission format: There are multiple submission types: long and
   short research papers, and demonstrations and tutorials. Research
   papers should be up to 18 pages in length excluding references, the
   descriptions for demonstrations and tutorials up to 5 pages.
   Submissions should be formatted using LaTeX default article style
   with b5paper option. Citations should be managed with bibtex and
   e.g., unsrt bibliography style. Linguistic glosses should follow
   Leipzig glossing rules and use expex LaTeX package (make sure to
   update expex regularly as it is developed actively). Preferred LaTeX
   version is XeLaTeX and therefore you should use UTF-8 encoded
   Unicode in your sources rather than TeX encoded characters where
   possible. You will find the workshop template here (also in zip
   format templates).

   If you do not have access to LaTeX text processing system, please
   contact us for alternative templates and instructions.

   Submissions can be made here using the [34]EasyChair conference
   management system.

   Publication venue: Proceedings of the workshop will be published
   open-access in ACL anthology, SIG proceedings for SIGUR

   Conflicts of interest: The reviewing process will be anonymous
   (double-blind peer review) and authors should state in their
   submission all conflicts of interest with members of the programme
   committee. Members of the programme committee are also expected to
   state their conflicts of interest during review bidding. If the
   programme committee finds themselves unable to review some of the
   submissions, external reviewers may be called.

   Double submission: To maximise the impact of work in the field of
   computational linguistics for the Uralic languages we are open to the
   possibility of double submission, or submission of work which has
   been partially published elsewhere. Any double submission should
   however be reported to the programme committee at the time of
   submission. In the advent of double acceptance the authors should
   choose in which venue to publish.

Doktor Tommi A Pirinen, Computational Linguist,
<https://flammie.github.io/purplemonkeydishwasher/>, Universität
Hamburg, Hamburger Zentrum für Sprachkorpora <http://hzsk.de>. CLARIN-D
Entwickler.  President of ACL SIGUR SIG for Uralic languages
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