Appel: Call for System Demonstrations, COLING 2014

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
Fri Mar 14 13:39:52 UTC 2014

Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:59:26 +0000
From: John Judge <jjudge at>
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COLING 2014 Call for System Demonstrations
The 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, August
23 - 29, 2014, Dublin, Ireland

Important dates
19 May 2014: Paper submission deadline
23 June 2014: Author notification
7 July 2014: Camera-ready paper submission deadline

The COLING 2014 Demonstration Programme Committee invites proposals for
system demonstrations. The demonstration programme is part of the main
conference programme and aims at showcasing working systems that apply a
wide range of conference topics. The session will provide opportunities
to exchange ideas gained from implementing NLP systems, and to obtain
feedback from expert users.

COLING 2014 will be held in Dublin, Ireland from 23-29 August 2014.

The COLING conference has a history that dates back to the 1960s. It is
held every two years and regularly attracts more than 700 delegates. The
conference has developed into one of the premier Natural Language
Processing (NLP) conferences worldwide and is a major international
event for the presentation of new research results and for the
demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of
Computational Linguistics and NLP.

Topics of interest
COLING 2014 solicits demonstrations on original and unpublished research
on the following topics, including, but not limited to:

- pragmatics, semantics, syntax, grammars and the lexicon;
- cognitive, mathematical and computational models of language
- models of communication by language;
- lexical semantics and ontologies;
- word segmentation, tagging and chunking;
- parsing, both syntactic and deep;
- generation and summarisation;
- paraphrasing, textual entailment and question answering;
- speech recognition, text-to-speech and spoken language understanding;
- multimodal and natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
- information retrieval, information extraction and knowledge base
- machine learning for natural language;
- modelling of discourse and dialogue;
- sentiment analysis, opinion mining and social media;
- multilingual processing, machine translation and translation aids;
- applications, tools and language resources;
- system evaluation methodology and metrics.

The submissions should address the following questions:
- What is the problem the proposed system addresses?
- Why is the system important and what is its impact?
- What is the novelty of the used approach/technology?
- Who is the target audience?
- How does the system work?
- How does it compare with existing systems?
- How is the system licenced?

The maximum submission length is 4 pages (including references). Papers
shall be submitted in English and must conform to the official COLING
2014 style guidelines available on the conference website. The
anonymisation of submissions is optional. If authors choose to remain
anonymous, it is their responsibility to take every measure to conceal
potentially identifying information.

Submission and reviewing will be managed in the START system:

The only accepted format for submissions is PDF. Accepted papers will
appear in the conference proceedings in a dedicated volume for
demonstration systems.

Demonstration chairs
Lamia Tounsi, CNGL, Dublin City University, Ireland
Rafal Rak, NaCTeM, University of Manchester, UK

Programme Committee
Michiel Bacchiani, Google Inc.
Kay Berkling, Cooperative State University, Karlsruhe
Ann Bies, Linguistic Data Consortium
William Black, University of Manchester
Francis Bond, Nanyang Technological University
Chris Brew, Nuance Communications
Aoife Cahill, Educational Testing Service
Vittorio Castelli, IBM
Md. Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury, IBM
Léa Deleris, IBM
Martin Emms, Trinity College Dublin
Guillaume Gravier, IRISA & INRIA Rennes
Keith Hall, Google Research
Derrick Higgins, Educational Testing Service
Keikichi Hirose, University of Tokyo
Frank Hopfgartner, Technische Universität Berlin
Daxin Jiang, Microsoft STC-A
John Kelleher, Trinity College Dublin
Adam Kilgarriff, Lexical Computing Ltd
BalaKrishna Kolluru, Toshiba
Seamus Lawless, Trinity College Dublin
Saturnino Luz, Trinity College Dublin
Nitin Madnani, Educational Testing Service
Hilary McDonald, Trinity College Dublin
Helen Meng, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Peter Mika, Yahoo Labs
Tony O'Dowd, KantanMT
Florian Pinel, IBM
Johann Roturier, Symantec
Andrew Rowley, University of Manchester
Frédérique Segond, Viseo Research
Swapna Somasundaran, Educational Testing Services
Tomoki Toda, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Xinglong Wang, Brandwatch
Jason Williams, Microsoft Research

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