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(Dis)embodiment 2022 : (Dis)embodiment --- Last Call for Papers


When Sep 14, 2022 - Sep 16, 2022
Where Gothenburg
Submission Deadline May 30, 2022
Notification Due Jun 30, 2022
Final Version Due Aug 30, 2022
Categories    NLP   artificial intelligence   computational linguistics   language modelling

Call For Papers

= (Dis)embodiment =

= University of Gothenburg, Sweden, September 14-16, 2022 =

(Dis)embodiment will bring together researchers from various areas looking to answer the question of the role of grounding and embodiment in modelling human language tasks and behaviour -- or limits thereof. The conference is open to viewpoints from machine learning, computational linguistics, theoretical linguistics and philosophy, cognitive science and psycholinguistics, as well as artificial intelligence ethics and policy. We hope to see technical contributions and the full spectrum of reasoned debate.

== Topics of interest ==

We welcome all relevant approaches to text-based and multimodal computational neural language modeling as well as psycholinguistic perspectives, neurolinguistic perspectives, ethical, and policy issues. Papers are invited on topics in these and closely related areas, including (but not limited to) the following:

* large-scale neural language modeling, both text-only and multimodal
* training corpus and test task development
* visual, dialogue and multi-modal inference systems
* neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic experimental approaches to human language processing
* philosophical discussions of linguistic groundedness and embodiment (or limits thereof) as it pertains to computational modeling
* semantics and pragmatics in neural models
* dialogue modelling and linguistic interaction
* formal and theoretical approaches to language production and comprehension
* statistical, machine learning and information theoretic approaches that either avoid or embrace groundedness and/or embodiment
* methodologies and practices for annotating dialogue and multi-modal datasets
* visual, dialogue and multi-modal generation
* text generation in both the dialogue and monologue settings
* multimodal and grounded approaches to computing meaning
* semantics-pragmatics interface
* social and ethical implications of the development and application of neural language models, as well as relevant policy implications and debates.

== Submission Requirements ==

(Dis)embodiment 2022 will feature three types of submissions: long papers, student papers, and short papers. All types of papers should be submitted not later than 2022 May 16. Long papers must describe original research, and they must not exceed 8 pages excluding references. They will be presented at the conference either orally or as posters. Student papers describe original research, and the first author must be a student, or at least 2/3 of the work on a paper should be done by students. Student papers must not exceed 6 pages excluding references. Reviewers will give special support to student authors through mentoring. The papers will be presented orally or as posters at the conference. Short papers present work in progress, or they describe systems and/or projects. They must not exceed 4 pages excluding references. They will be presented as posters at the conference and summarised in lightning talks. Position papers are also accepted. These should be formatted in the same way as long papers. All types of papers will be published in the conference proceedings in the ACL Anthology.

Submissions should be pdf files and use the Latex or Word templates provided for ACL 2022 submissions. An overleaf template can be found here. Submissions have to be anonymous.

Papers should be electronically submitted in PDF format via the softconf system at: Please make sure that you select the right track when submitting your paper. Contact the organisers if you have problems using softconf.

== Concurrent submissions ==

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must indicate this at submission time using a footnote on the title page of the submissions. Authors of papers accepted for presentation at (Dis)embodiment 2022 must notify the program chairs by the camera-ready deadline as to whether the paper will be presented. All accepted papers must be presented at the conference 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.

== Camera Ready versions ==

Camera ready versions should follow the same guidelines with respect to style and page numbers as the initial submission, i.e. there are no additional pages allowed in the final submission. Please submit the camera ready version by 2022 August 19.

== Important dates ==

***Extended submission deadline: 2022 May 30, anywhere on Earth***

(Old submission deadline: 2022 May 16, anywhere on Earth)

Notification of acceptance: 2022 June 30, anywhere on Earth

Camera ready: 2022 August 19, anywhere on Earth

Conference: 2022 September 14-16, not anywhere on Earth, but in Gothenburg

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