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NAACL DEMO 2015 : NAACL HLT 2015 Demo Track


When May 31, 2015 - Jun 4, 2015
Where Denver Colorado
Submission Deadline Feb 13, 2015
Notification Due Mar 15, 2015
Final Version Due Mar 30, 2015
Categories    NLP   computational linguistics   AI

Call For Papers


The NAACL 2015 Program Committee invites proposals for Demonstrations to be displayed at NAACL HLT 2015. We encourage submissions from early prototype demonstrations to mature production-ready systems; of particular interest are demos that can be openly used by NAACL attendees from the conference website before and during the conference. All accepted demos will be published in a companion volume of the conference proceedings, and will be presented during a demo session (with an optional poster).

Areas of Interest

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following types of systems:

End-to-end systems:
Mobile applications of language technologies
Text- or speech-based information access or dialogue systems
Machine translation systems for consumer or industry applications
Question answering applications
Information extraction
Systems for meeting capture and analysis
NLP and speech technologies to support accessibility and assistive devices
Systems aiding research and development:
Software architectures and reusable components for use in NLP
Tools for data visualization
Software tools for system evaluation or error analysis
Interfaces and resources to support linguistic annotation
Toolkits for machine learning, NLP, or data mining
Systems supporting learning or education:
Visual interactive aids for students
Tutorial agents to support real-time feedback for learning
Instructional aids for topics in computational linguistics
Systems to score or critique textual student responses
Systems to mine textual or behavioral data for educational purposes
Format for Submission

Please use the main NAACL paper style ( and submission guidelines. At a minimum, demo proposals should include the following:

A brief description of the technical content to be demonstrated.
A “script outline” of the demo presentation, including accompanying narrative, and either a Web address for accessing the demo or visual aids (e.g., screenshots, snapshots, or diagrams).
As the reviewing will be blind, proposals must not include the authors’ names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author’s identity, e.g., “We previously showed (Smith, 1991) …” must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as “Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) …”. In addition, please do not post your proposals on the web until after the review process is complete.

The entire proposal must not be more than four pages. We will reject without review any papers that do not follow the official style guidelines, anonymity conditions and page limits. Also, please note that no hardware or software will be provided by the local organizers.

Submissions Procedure

Proposals must be submitted electronically by February 13, 2015 using submission software available at

Important Dates

All times are 11:59pm PST on the deadline day

Submission deadline: February 13, 2015
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2015
Submission of camera ready copies: March 30, 2015
Further Details

Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance to computational linguistics, innovation, scientific contribution, presentation, as well as potential logistical constraints. Accepted submissions will be allocated four pages in the Companion Volume to the Proceedings of the Conference. Further details on the date, time, and format of the demonstration session(s) will be determined and provided at a later date.

Please send any inquiries to the demonstration co-chairs:

Matthew Gerber, University of Virginia (
Catherine Havasi, Luminoso & MIT Media Lab (
Finley Lacatusu, Language Computer Corporation (
Program Committee

Zeljko Agic
Omar Alonso
Tyler Baldwin
Georgeta Bordea
Kevin Cohen
Montse Cuadros
Thierry Declerck
Karthik Dinakar
Mark Dras
Michele Filannino
Matthew Gerber
Marek Krawczyk
Brigitte Krenn
Finley Lacatusu
Changsong Liu
Clare Llewellyn
Marie-Jean Meurs
Tsuyoshi Okita
Arzucan Ozgur
Stelios Piperidis
Zahar Prasov
Kirk Roberts
Melissa Roemmele
Masoud Rouhizadeh
Irene Russo
Le Sun
Maarten van Gompel
Marc Vilain
Liang-Chih Yu
Guodong Zhou

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