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EACL-SRW 2012 : Thirteenth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Student Research Workshop


When Apr 25, 2012 - Apr 27, 2012
Where Avignon, France
Submission Deadline Nov 18, 2011
Notification Due Jan 27, 2012
Final Version Due Apr 9, 2012
Categories    NLP   information retrieval

Call For Papers

Thirteenth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for
Computational Linguistics - Student Research Workshop (EACL 2012 Student
Research Workshop)


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EACL 2012 Student Research Workshop

Thirteenth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for
Computational Linguistics - Student Research Workshop
Avignon, France
April 25-27, 2012

** Submission deadline: November 18, 2011 **

1. General Invitation for Submissions

EACL 2012 will continue the tradition of providing a forum for student
researchers who are investigating various areas related to Computational
Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. Participants will have the
opportunity to get feedback both from a wide audience in general and from
selected panelists -- experienced researchers who prepare in-depth comments
and questions in advance of the presentation.

The European Association of Computational Linguistics would like to invite
student researchers to submit their work to the workshop. Original and
unpublished research is invited on all aspects of Computational Linguistics
and Natural Language Processing, including, but not limited to:
- pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax and the lexicon
- phonetics, phonology and morphology
- linguistic, mathematical and psychological models of language
- information retrieval, information extraction, question answering
- generation, summarization and paraphrasing
- speech recognition, speech synthesis
- corpus-based language modeling
- multi-lingual processing, machine translation, translation aids
- spoken and written natural language interfaces, dialogue systems
- language resources and tools
- multi-modal language processing, multimedia systems
- message and narrative understanding systems
- other Natural Language Processing applications

The main conference will also feature tutorials and workshops. Further
information on these is available at the main conference website:

2. Submission Requirements

Seeing that the main mission of the student workshop is to provide the
participants with a wide audience and useful feedback, the emphasis of the
workshop will be on work in progress. It will therefore normally be open to
students who have settled on their thesis direction but who still have
significant research left to do; those students in the final stages of their
thesis are encouraged to submit to the main conference. Papers should clearly
indicate directions for future research where appropriate. The papers can
have more than one author, however all authors must be students.

A paper accepted for presentation at the Student Workshop cannot be presented
or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available
proceedings. Double submissions to the EACL main conference and the Student
Research Workshop are not allowed. A student can only submit one paper to the
Student Workshop. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences must
indicate this on the submission page. Students who have previously presented
at an ACL/EACL/NAACL student session will not be eligible to present again at
the student session of any of these conferences. These students are instead
encouraged to submit to the main conference.

3. Submission Format

All submissions must be submitted electronically as PDF and must follow the
two-column format of EACL proceedings. Authors are strongly recommended to
use the style files available on the conference web site. Papers may consist
of up to nine (9) pages of content and any number of additional pages
containing references only.

As reviewing will be double-blind, 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) ...".
Authors should not use anonymous citations and should not include any
acknowledgments. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be
rejected without review.

The deadline for submission is 11:59pm Samoa Time (UTC/GMT -11 hours) on
November 18, 2011. Papers have to be submitted before the deadline through
the START conference portal for the workshop, which is available at the
following URL:

4. Reviewing Procedure

The reviewing of the papers will be blind. Reviewing will be managed by the
Student Workshop Co-Chairs and a team of reviewers. Each submission will be
matched with a mixed panel of student and senior researchers for review, and
will receive three independent reviews. The final acceptance decision will be
based on the results of the review.

5. Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: November 18, 2011
Notification of acceptance: January 27, 2012
Camera-ready papers due: March 9, 2012
Papers available on-line: April 19, 2012
Student Research Workshop (The session will be held during the EACL main
conference): April 25 - 27, 2012

All deadlines refer to 11:59pm Samoa time (UTC/GMT -11 hours)

6. Student Research Workshop Committee

Student Research Workshop Chairs:
Pierre Lison (University of Oslo, Norway)
Mattias Nilsson (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Marta Recasens (Stanford University, USA)

Contact address: student-workshop at

Faculty Advisor:
Laurence Danlos (University Paris 7, France)

Programme Committee:
Lars Ahrenberg (Linköping University, Sweden)
Gemma Boleda (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Johan Bos (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands)
Michael Carl (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Benoit Crabbé (University of Paris 7, France)
Laurence Danlos (University of Paris 7, France)
Koenraad de Smedt (University of Bergen, Norway)
Micha Elsner (Edinburgh University, UK)
Cédrick Fairon (University of Louvain, Belgium)
Caroline Gasperin (University of Cambridge, UK)
Nizar Habash (Columbia University, USA)
Barry Haddow (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Laura Hasler (University of Strathclyde, UK)
Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto, Canada)
Jerry Hobbs (University of Southern California, USA)
Véronique Hoste (University College Gent, Belgium)
Sophia Katrenko (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Jun'ichi Kazama (NICT, Japan)
Dietrich Klakow (University of Saarland, Germany)
Valia Kordoni (University of Saarland, Germany)
Zornitsa Kozareva (University of Southern California, USA)
Marco Kuhlmann (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Sobha Lalitha Devi (AU-KBC Research Centre, India)
Jan Tore Lønning (University of Oslo, Norway)
M. Antònia Martí (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Haitao Mi (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Marie-Francine Moens (K.U.Leuven, Belgium)
Roser Morante (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Alessandro Moschitti (University of Trento, Italy)
Costanza Navarretta (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
John Nerbonne (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands)
Constantin Orasan (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Lilja Øvrelid (University of Oslo, Norway)
Gerald Penn (University of Toronto, Canada)
Adam Przepiórkowski (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Sujith Ravi (Yahoo Research, USA)
Jonathon Read (University of Oslo, Norway)
Horacio Rodríguez (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Dan Roth (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Marta Ruiz Costa-jussà (Barcelona Media Research Center, Spain)
David Schlangen (Bielefeld University, Germany)
Anders Søgaard (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Lucia Specia (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Caroline Sporleder (University of Saarland, Germany)
Manfred Stede (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Mariona Taulé (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Stefan Thater (University of Saarland, Germany)
Antal van den Bosch (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
Erik Velldal (University of Oslo, Norway)

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