Appel: ACL-2001

Philippe Blache pb at
Tue Jan 16 13:31:40 UTC 2001

From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at>


         ACL-2001 Call For Papers

             39th Annual Meeting of the Association for
                    Computational Linguistics
                        6 - 11 July, 2001
                        Toulouse, France

General Conference Chair: Bonnie Webber (Univ. of Edinburgh, UK)
Program Co-Chairs:        Norbert Reithinger (DFKI, Saarbruecken, Germany)
                          Giorgio Satta (Univ. of Padua, Italy)
Local Organization Chair: Patrick Saint-Dizier (IRIT, Toulouse, France)

The Association for Computational Linguistics invites the submission of
papers for its 39th Annual Meeting, which this year is jointly hosted
with the European Chapter.  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and unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics,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;
multi-lingual processing, 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; tools and
resources; and evaluation of systems.


     Paper registration deadline:                 January 26th, 2001
     Paper submissions deadline:                  February 2nd, 2001
     Notification of acceptance:                  April 12th, 2001
     Camera ready papers due:                     May 12th, 2001
     ACL 2001 Conference:                         July 6th-11th, 2001


Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed
work rather than intended work, and 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 on the title page. (See Submission Format below.)


The reviewing of the papers will be blind. Reviewing will be managed by
the international Conference Program Committee consisting of the
following nine Area Chairs, each assisted by a team of reviewers.

    Jennifer Chu-Carroll (Lucent Technologies Bell Labs, USA)
    Joshua Goodman (Microsoft Research, USA)
    Pierre Isabelle (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)
    Adam Kilgarriff (ITRI, University of Brighton, UK)
    Lillian Lee (Cornell University, USA)
    Adwait Ratnaparkhi (IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA)
    Ehud Reiter (University of Aberdeen, UK)
    James Rogers (Earlham College, USA)
    David Weir (University of Sussex, UK)

Final decisions on the technical program will be made by the Conference
Program Committee. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three

Submission Format

Papers must be submitted in hard copy. Submissions should follow the
two-column format of ACL proceedings and should not exceed eight (8)
pages, including references. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX
style files or Microsoft Word Style files tailored for this year's
conference. They are available from the ACL-2001 program committee
Web-site at These style files allow for a
graceful transition to the style required for publication.  A
description of the format is also available in case you are unable to
use these style files directly.

As reviewing will be blind, a separate identification page will be
required.  The identification page should include the paper title, the
paper ID code generated upon paper registration (see below), authors'
names, affiliations, and email addresses, up to 5 keywords specifying
the subject area, and a short summary (up to 5 lines).  The
identification page should also specify whether the paper is under
consideration for other conferences.

The paper should not include the authors' names and
affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's
identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be
avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith,
1991) ...".

Papers that do not conform to the requirements above are subject to be
rejected without review.

Submission Procedure

1) Submission notification: You must first register your submission by
January 26, 2001. This can be done by filling out an electronic form
directly at or via The form requires a specification of the
title and authors of the paper, as well as a preliminary abstract and
list of keywords. Submitting the form will return to you via email a
paper ID code which must appear on your submission. Please use the
paper ID code in all correspondences with the program committee

Do not re-submit your paper if you have already received an ID! If you
want to change any information in your submission notification, please
mail the PC co-chairs at acl2001 at and include your paper ID in
the subject of the mail.

If you have any difficulty using the electronic registration form,
please send email to the PC co-chairs at acl2001 at with all of the
title page information plus the authors' names and affiliations.

2) Paper submission: Submissions must be received by February 2, 2001.
Late submissions (those arriving after February 2) will be returned
without review. The Program Committee is not responsible for postal
delays or other mailing problems. Six (6) paper copies (printed on both
sides of the page if possible) including the title page should be
submitted to the following address:

       ACL-2001 Submission
       Norbert Reithinger
       DFKI GmbH
       Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
       D-66123 Saarbruecken

Two of the six copies must have the identification page attached. In
addition, strictly for the purposes of partially-automated routing of
papers to area chairs and reviewers, authors should send an electronic
version of the paper (without the identification page) to
acl2001-submissions at Please include the paper ID  in the
subject line of your email. Latex, postscript, pdf, Microsoft word and
plain text are all acceptable formats for the electronic version.  The
electronic version should also be received by February 2nd, 2001. Please
note that as the electronic version will only be used to assist the PC
in distributing the papers to appropriate reviewers, this supplementary
electronic version in no way replaces the required hardcopy
submissions. If you have any difficulty in submitting the electronic
version, please send mail to the PC co-chairs at acl2001 at

Acknowledgment of hardcopy submission will be emailed soon after
receipt. Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors (by email)
on or after April, 12th. Detailed formatting guidelines for the
preparation of the final camera-ready copy will be provided to authors
with their acceptance notice. Authors of accepted papers will have to
submit a signed copyright release statement along with the final
camera-ready papers.

Submission Questions

Authors unable to comply with the above submission procedure should
contact the program committee co-chairs at acl2001 at
sufficiently ahead of the submission deadline so that alternate
arrangements can be made.

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