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NODALIDA 2009 : The 17th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics


When May 14, 2009 - May 16, 2009
Where Odense, Denmark
Submission Deadline Jan 12, 2009
Notification Due Mar 23, 2009
Final Version Due Apr 14, 2009
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers


The 17th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics

May 14-16, 2009

Odense, Denmark


The Program Committee of the 17th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2009) invites papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research on all aspects of language technology, including, but not limited to:

- phonetics, phonology and morphology;

- speech recognition and speech synthesis;

- word segmentation, tagging and chunking;

- syntax, semantics and grammars;

- pragmatics, discourse and dialogue;

- the lexicon and ontologies;

- parsing and grammatical formalisms;

- generation, text planning and summarization;

- language modelling, spoken language recognition and synthesis;

- linguistic, psychological and mathematical models of language;

- information retrieval, text categorization, question answering and

information extraction;

- paraphrasing and textual entailment;

- machine learning for natural language;

- multi-lingual processing, machine translation and translation aids;

- multi-modal and natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;

- language-oriented applications, tools and resources;

- evaluation methodology.


Regular papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation results should be included. Papers reporting on-going work or system demonstrations should be submitted as short papers. All submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.

Submissions presented at NODALIDA should mostly contain new material that has not been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. Papers that are being submitted in parallel to other conferences or workshops must indicate this on the title page, as must papers that contain significant overlap with previously published work.


Reviewing will be managed by the Program Committee and associated reviewers. The reviewing process will be blind and each submission will receive three independent reviews.


Papers can be submitted to one of three categories: REGULAR PAPER, SHORT PAPER, and STUDENT PAPER. Authors must designate one of these categories at submission time. The three categories have different requirements on authors, submission format and publication format:

REGULAR PAPERS are submitted as full papers (max 8 pages). If accepted, a regular paper can be presented either as a single talk during one of the parallel paper sessions at the conference or as a poster in one of the poster sessions. The authors can state their preference at submission time. In both cases, the paper is published as a full paper (max 8 pages) in the conference proceedings.

SHORT PAPERS are submitted as extended abstracts (max 4 pages). They can

describe work in progress or system demonstrations. If accepted, a short paper is presented at one of the poster or demo sessions at the conference and is published as an extended abstract (max 4 pages) in the conference proceedings.

STUDENT PAPERS can be submitted as full papers (max 8 pages) or as short

papers (extended abstracts, max 4 pages). All authors of a student paper must be students (undergraduate or graduate). If accepted, a full student paper can be presented as a single talk or as a poster in one of the parallel student paper sessions at the conference, and a short paper as a poster. Student papers are published either as a full paper (max 8 pages) or as an extended abstract (max 4 pages) in the conference proceedings according to the authors' own choice.


Submissions should follow the two-column format of EACL proceedings and

must use either the LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word document template that will be made available on the conference web site, courtesy of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Regular paper submissions should not exceed eight (8) pages, including references; student paper and short paper submissions should not exceed four (4) pages. We reserve the right to reject submissions that do not conform to these styles, including font size restrictions. As reviewing will be 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) ...". Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

Submission will be electronic and must be made through the conference

website. The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF.

Regular and student papers must be submitted no later than January 12,

2009; short papers must be submitted no later than February 18, 2009.

Papers submitted after the deadlines will not be reviewed.


Submission regular and student papers: January 12, 2009

Submission short papers: February 18, 2009

Notification of acceptance (all paper types): March 23, 2009

Submission camera-ready papers: April 14, 200

Workshops: May 14, 2009

Main conference: May 15-16, 2009


Questions regarding the conference submissions or other issues should be sent to the conference chairs who can be reached at:

More information about the conference and local information about Odense will be available at the conference website at:


Kristiina Jokinen (CHAIR), University of Helsinki

Robin Cooper, University of Gothenburg

Anna Korhonen, University of Cambridge

Kaili Müürisep, University of Tartu

Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University

Patrizia Paggio, University of Copenhagen

Koenraad de Smedt, University of Bergen

Roman Yangarber, University of Helsinki


Eckhard Bick (CHAIR), University of Southern Denmark

Poul Søren Kjærsgaard, University of Southern Denmark

Klaus Robering, University of Southern Denmark

Anette Wulff, University of Southern Denmark

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