AACL-IJCNLP 2022 : The 2nd Conference of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 12th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
Call For Papers
AACL-IJCNLP 2022 invites the submission of long and short papers featuring substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. As in recent years, some of the presentations at the conference will be of papers accepted by the Transactions of the ACL (TACL) and by the Computational Linguistics (CL) journals.
- Submission Topics
AACL-IJCNLP 2022 aims to have a broad technical program. Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to, the following areas (in alphabetical order):
Theme: “Fairness in Natural Language Processing”
Computational Social Science and Cultural Analytics
Dialogue and Interactive Systems
Discourse and Pragmatics
Information Retrieval and Text Mining
Interpretability and Analysis of Models for NLP
Language Grounding to Vision, Robotics and Beyond
Linguistic Theories, Cognitive Modeling, and Psycholinguistics
Machine Learning for NLP
Machine Translation and Multilinguality
Phonology, Morphology, and Word Segmentation
Resources and Evaluation
Sentiment Analysis, Stylistic Analysis, and Argument Mining
Speech and Multimodality Processing
Syntax: Tagging, Chunking and Parsing
- Theme Track: “Fairness in Natural Language Processing”
The past decade has witnessed the rapid development of natural language processing, which has resulted in many use cases in the real life of people around the world. As a result, there is an increasing need for developing more socially responsible natural language processing techniques to protect fairness.
We are glad to announce that AACL-IJCNLP 2022 will have a theme track on promoting fairness in natural language processing. We invite researchers to submit position, opinion, modeling, and resource papers on the following topics:
Reflection on current progress on improving fairness in natural language processing and how to make meaningful advances in the future.
Discussions on how computational linguistic research could make (and has made) both positive and negative impact on fairness and novel approaches to fostering the positive while mitigating any negative impact.
Techniques for measuring fairness in natural language processing quantitatively and qualitatively.
Techniques for solving constrained optimization problems with fairness constraints for natural language processing.
Techniques for minimizing harmful effects of natural language processing applications against vulnerable populations.
Automatic evaluation methods to assess fairness in natural language processing.
Empirical investigations of fairness in natural language processing.
Datasets, resources and tools that focus on promoting fairness in natural language processing.
We anticipate having a special session for this theme at the conference and a best Thematic Paper Award in addition to the traditional Best Paper Awards.
-- Important Dates for AACL-IJCNLP 2022 --
Anonymity period begins (Softconf)
June 15, 2022
Paper submission deadline (Softconf)
July 15, 2022
Author response period (Softconf)
August 15-21, 2022
Commitment deadline (ARR)
August 21, 2022
Notification of acceptance
September 20, 2022
Deadline for authors to withdraw papers from AACL-IJCNLP 2022 or Findings of AACL-IJCNLP 2022
September 26, 2022
Camera-ready version of papers due
October 10, 2022
Note: All deadlines are 11:59PM UTC-12:00 (“anywhere on Earth”).