Appel: ACL 2013 Student Research Workshop

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Oct 9 20:48:12 UTC 2012

Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 19:53:41 +0200
From: "Vecchi, Eva Maria" <evamaria.vecchi at>
Message-ID: <799A1AC9-5CFC-4269-A8B0-976BC123FA2D at>

Call for Papers

ACL 2013 Student Research Workshop

5-7 August, 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria

** Submission deadline: Sunday, March 3, 2013 **

General Invitation for Submissions

The ACL Student Session provides a venue for student researchers
investigating topics in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language
Processing to present their research, to meet potential advisors, and to
receive feedback from the international research community.
The Student Session's goal is to aid students at multiple stages of
their education: from those in the final stages of undergraduate
training to those who are preparing their graduate thesis
proposal. Towards this goal, we invite papers in two separate

1. Thesis/Research Proposals: This category is appropriate for
   experienced students who wish to get feedback on their proposal and
   broader ideas for the field in order to strengthen their final

2. Research Papers: Most appropriate for students who are new to
   academic conferences. Papers in this category can describe completed
   work or work in progress with preliminary results.

Subject to the availability of established researcher volunteers, each
accepted paper will be assigned a mentor, who will provide feedback on
the work to the student at the conference. Separately, the committee
will do its best to assign pre-submission mentors to students who wish
to get feedback before the paper deadline. This service will be
available on a first come, first served basis and does not guarantee
acceptance into the workshop. Students who wish to take advantage of
this opportunity should let the the co-chairs know via email no later
than Saturday, December 29, 2012 and should submit a paper draft no
later than Friday, January 18, 2013.

Relevant topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to, the
following areas (in alphabetical order):

- Cognitive modeling of language processing and psycholinguistics
- Dialogue and interactive systems
- Discourse, coreference and pragmatics
- Evaluation methods
- Information retrieval
- Language resources
- Lexical semantics and ontologies
- Low resource language processing
- Machine translation: methods, applications and evaluation
- Multilinguality in NLP
- NLP applications
- NLP and creativity
- NLP for the languages of Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans
- NLP for the Web and social media
- Question answering
- Semantics
- Sentiment analysis, opinion mining and text classification
- Spoken language processing
- Statistical and Machine Learning methods in NLP
- Summarization and generation
- Syntax and parsing
- Tagging and chunking
- Text mining and information extraction
- Word segmentation

Submission Requirements

Thesis/Research Proposals may contain previously published work and must
include specific research directions. They may also be in the style of a
position paper that surveys and critiques existing literature, but must
suggest future research directions. Proposals may only have one author,
who must be a student.

Research Papers must describe original completed work or work in
progress and should clearly indicate directions for future research
wherever appropriate. The first author of multi-author papers MUST be a
student, though it is not required that additional co-authors be
students. Research Papers must not have been presented at any other
meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Students who have
already presented at a past ACL/EACL/NAACL Student Research Workshop may
not be the first author on a Research Paper (though they may still be
the first author of a Thesis/Research Proposal). They should instead
submit their papers either to the main conference or to the
Thesis/Research Proposal track. Students must indicate whether a paper
has been submitted to another conference or workshop.

Electronic Submission

Submission is electronic, using the Softconf submission software (URL to
be announced in subsequent versions of this call)

Submission Format

Both paper and proposal submissions to the Student Session should follow
the standard two-column format of the ACL 2013 proceedings. Submissions
should have no more than six (6) pages excluding references (LaTeX and
Microsoft Word style files will be available on the main conference
website Submissions must conform to the official
ACL 2013 style guidelines and they must be submitted as a PDF file.

The reviewing process will be double-blind; therefore, please ensure
that the paper does 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) ...". Further guidelines are provided in the template style files.

Multiple-submission policy

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or
publications must indicate this at submission time. Authors of papers
accepted for presentation at ACL 2013 must notify the program chairs by
April 21, 2013 as to whether the paper will be presented. All accepted
papers must be presented at the conference in order for them to appear
in the proceedings. We will not accept for publication or presentation
papers that overlap significantly in content or results with papers that
will be (or have been) published elsewhere. Authors submitting more than
one paper to ACL must ensure that submissions do not overlap
significantly (> 50%) with each other in content or results.

Important Dates

- Pre-submission mentoring service application: December 29, 2012
- Pre-submission mentoring paper deadline: January 18, 2013
- Submission deadline: March 3, 2013
- Notification of acceptance: April 24, 2013
- Camera-ready submission deadline: May 24, 2013
- Conference dates: August 5-7, 2013 (The session will be held during
  the main conference)

Organising Committee

    Student Chairs
- Anik Dey, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
- Sebastian Krause, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
- Ivelina Nikolova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
- Eva Vecchi, Università di Trento

    Faculty Advisors
- Steven Bethard, University of Colorado Boulder & KU Leuven
- Preslav I. Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute
- Feiyu Xu, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

Program Committee

(To be announced)


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