[Lingtyp] ComputEL-3: Call for Papers:

Antti Arppe arppe at ualberta.ca
Sun Jul 1 02:47:34 UTC 2018

Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered 


The ComputEL-3 workshop will focus on the use of computational methods 
in the study, support, and revitalization of endangered languages. The 
primary aim of the workshop is to continue narrowing the gap between 
computational linguists interested in working on methods for endangered 
languages, field linguists working on documenting these languages, and 
the language communities who are striving to maintain their languages.

We take seriously the goal of reaching all relevant communities. To 
support this goal, ComputEL-3 aims to alternate between co-location with 
computational linguistics conferences and with language documentation 
conferences. ComputEL-3 will take place on 26-27 February 2019, 
immediately preceding the 6th International Conference on Language 
Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC6).

Papers are invited which explore the interface and intersection of 
computational linguistics, documentary linguistics, and community-based 
language revitalization efforts. The committee encourages submissions which:

(i) examine the use of specific methods in the analysis of data from 
low-resource languages, with a focus on endangered languages, or propose 
new methods for analysis of such data,

(ii) propose new models for the collection, management, and deployment 
of data in endangered language settings, or

(iii) consider what concrete steps are required to allow for a more 
fruitful interaction between computer scientists, documentary linguists, 
and language communities.

The intention of the workshop is not merely to allow for the 
presentation of research on these topics, but also to continue building 
a network of computational linguists, documentary linguists, and 
community language activists who are able to effectively join together 
to serve their common interests.


We will have both oral plaftorm presentation sessions and a Poster 
session. The decision on whether a presentation will be a platform or 
poster one will be taken by the Organizing Committee on the advice of 
the Program Committee, taking into account the subject matter and how 
that might be best conveyed. Platform and poster presentations will not 
be distinguished in the Proceedings.


In line with our goal of reaching different academic communities, we 
offer two different modes of submission under two different tracks: (a) 
linguistic community perspective and (b) academic perspective. The 
selected mode/track of submission does not influence likelihood of 
acceptance. Camera-ready versions will have the same length ranges for 
both submission tracks, according to the original Submission Format (see 
Submission Formats and Proceedings below).

Submissions must be uploaded via TBD/ComputEL-3 no later than October 
15, 2018, 11:59PM (UTC-11, time zone of American Samoa). Please indicate 
clearly which of the two modes (Extended abstract or Full short/long 
paper) you are submitting to.

All submissions must be anonymous and will be peer-reviewed by the 
Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by 
November 12, 2018.

Submission formats

A. Extended abstract:

Please submit anonymous abstracts of up to 1500 words.

B. Full paper (short or long):

Please submit (anonymously) either long papers (max. 8 pages plus 
references) or short papers (max. 4 pages plus references) according to 
the style and formatting guidelines provided in the CompuEL-3 Style 
Files (which have template files for both LaTeX and Microsoft Word). 
Authors will be allowed one extra page for the final version.


Authors whose presentations are selected for the conference will be 
eligible to submit their papers for online publication via the 
open-access ACL Anthology. Full and short papers will be allotted 1 
additional page (altogether 5 and 9 pages) excluding references. 
Extended abstracts will be alloted 5 pages (according to the short paper 
format), excluding references. Proceedings papers should be revised and 
improved versions of the material content that was submitted for, and 
which has undergone, review. Extensions should concern responses to 
reviewer comments and the addition of further relevant details and 
clarifications, but not entirely new, unreviewed content. In particular, 
extended abstracts cannot be turned into full-length 9-page long papers. 
Camera-ready versions of the articles will be due on January 21, 2019.


We anticipate being able to support travel costs in some cases for 
students whose papers are accepted as well as scholars from lower income 
countries. Please contact the organizers at computel.workshop at gmail.com 
for further information.


Mon	15-Oct-2018	Deadline for submission of short/long full papers or 
short abstracts
Mon	12-Nov-2018	Notification of acceptance
Mon	21-Jan-2019	Deadline for camera-ready versions of papers
Tue-Wed	26-27-Feb-2019	Workshop
Contact — website and email

For further information, please consult our website: 
computel-workshop.org/computel-3/ or email us at: 
computel.workshop at gmail.com

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