Appel: ACL 2000 - Preliminary Call for Papers

Philippe Blache pb at
Tue Dec 21 11:11:19 UTC 1999

From : Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at>

                ACL 2000 Preliminary Call For Papers

             38th Annual Meeting of the Association for
                    Computational Linguistics
                      3--6 October, 2000
                           Hong Kong

1.  Paper Sessions

 1.1  Topics of Interest

 As was the case with last year's ACL conference, the technical
 sessions of the conference will be of two kinds.  There will be
 General Sessions as well as a number of special Thematic Sessions
 organized around themes proposed by members of the computational
 linguistics community. The Thematic Sessions will run as parallel
 sessions, resulting in smaller and more focussed audiences.
 When you submit a paper to the conference, you will need to consider
 whether you want to present the paper in the General Sessions or in
 one of the Thematic Sessions, which will be listed in the final call
 for papers (due to come out around January 20, 2000).

 The conference will also feature a student workshop, tutorials,
 workshops, and demos. Separate calls for these will be issued shortly.

 For the General Sessions, papers are invited on substantial, original,
 and unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics,
 including, but not limited to: pragmatics, discourse, semantics,
 syntax and the lexicon; phonetics, phonology and morphology;
 interpreting and generating spoken and written language; linguistic,
 mathematical and psychological models of language; language-oriented
 information retrieval and information extraction; corpus-based
 language modeling; machine translation and translation aids; natural
 language interfaces and dialogue systems; approaches to coordinating
 the linguistic with other modalities in multi-media systems; message
 and narrative understanding systems.

 1.2  Requirements

 Requirements are the same regardless of whether you are submitting
 a paper to the General Sessions or the Thematic Sessions; a separate
 Call for Student Workshop papers will provide the information on
 requirements for papers submitted to the Student Sessions.  Papers
 should describe original work; they should emphasize completed work
 rather than intended work and they should indicate clearly the state
 of completion of the reported results.  Wherever appropriate, concrete
 evaluation results should be included.  A paper accepted for
 presentation at the ACL Meeting cannot be presented or have been
 presented at any other meeting with publicly available published
 proceedings.  Papers that are being submitted to other conferences
 must indicate this immediately after the title material on the first

 1.3  Submission and Reviewing Procedure

 The format of submissions is the same regardless of whether you are
 submitting a paper to the General Sessions or the Thematic Sessions.
 Authors should submit preliminary versions of their papers for review,
 not to exceed 3200 words (exclusive of references).

 The submission procedure will be the same regardless of whether
 you are submitting a paper to the General Sessions or the Thematic
 Sessions. Electronic submissions can not be accepted.
 Further details on the submission procedure will be provided
 in the final call for papers (due to come out around January 20th, 2000).
 See the separate Call for Student Workshop Papers for information on
 submission details for papers submitted to the Student Workshop.

 Reviewing of papers submitted to the General Sessions will, as in
 previous years, be managed by an international Conference Program
 Committee consisting of Area Chairs, each of whom will have the
 assistance of a team of reviewers. Reviewing of papers for the
 Thematic Sessions will be managed by the chairs of the Thematic
 Sessions, with the assistance of teams of reviewers; final decisions
 on the technical program content (both General Sessions and Thematic
 Sessions) will be made by the Program Committee.

 Note that reviewing of papers will be blind.

 1.4 Schedule

 Submissions must be received by April 7th, 2000. Electronic submissions
 will not be accepted. Late submissions (those arriving on or after April
 will be  returned. Acknowledgements will be emailed soon after receipt.
 Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors (by email) on
 June 15, 2000. Detailed formatting  guidelines for the preparation of the
 camera-ready copy will be provided to authors with their acceptance notice.

2.  Venue and Local Organization

The conference will be held in Hong Kong from October 3rd through 6th, 2000.
The Local Arrangements Committee is chaired by Dekai Wu;
the local arrangements information will be posted soon.

3.  Timetable

The dates here pertain only to the General Sessions and Thematic
sessions: see the separate Calls for Student Workshop Papers, Tutorial
Proposals and Workshops for the timetable associated with those
elements of the conference.

      Preliminary Call issued:                     December 15, 1999
      Final Call for Papers issued:                January 20, 2000
      Paper submissions deadline:                  April 7, 2000
      Notification of acceptance:                  June 15, 2000
      ACL 2000 Conference:                         October 3--6, 2000

All queries regarding the General Sessions and Thematic
sessions of ACL-2000 should be sent to acl2k at;
this forwards to both PC co-chairs.

   Chang-Ning Huang (PC Co-Chair)           K. Vijay-Shanker (PC Co-Chair)

   Microsoft Research, China             Dept. of Computer Science
   5F, Beijing Sigma Center                 University of Delaware
   No.49, Zhichun Road                      Newark, DE 19716, USA
   Beijing 100080, P.R.C

   cnhuang at                    vijay at
   Tel: (86-10)6261-7711 -5760              Tel: +1 302 831 1952
   Fax: (86-10)8809-7305                    Fax: +1 302 831 8458

   Hitoshi Iida (General Chair)             Aravind K. Joshi (Honorary

   Speech and Language Information          Department of Computer and
          Processing Lab                          Information Sciences
   SONY Computer Science Labs, Inc.         University of Pennsylvania
   Tokyo 141-0022, Japan                    Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA

   iida at                      joshi at
   Tel: +81 3 5448 4380                     Tel: +1 215 898 0359
   Fax: +81 3 5447 1942                     Fax: +1 215 573 9247

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